Animal Control

The City of Tahlequah Animal Shelter provides a service to Dog-paw-print2city residents by picking up dogs, cats and other animals that are at large, creating a nuisance or danger to the public.

Animal Control officers are also available to remove deceased animals on roadways.

Pet Adoption

After a small period of time, animals are available for adoption through the City for a fee which includes cost for food that the animal was given during its time at the shelter, AdoptAPet_websitea pet license and a rabies shot, which is provided by a local veterinarian. The Animal Shelter does not spay or neuter animals.  

  • Female Dog or Cat: $41.50
  • Non-spayed Dog or Cat: $43.00
  • Male Dog or Cat: $41.50
  • Non-neutered Dog or Cat: $43.00

Adopting a pet

To adopt a pet, print out the adoption application (PDF) and return the application to the cashier’s office at City Hall located at 111 S. Cherokee Ave. 

Recovery of lost pets 

Owner must provide proof of rabies shot and City pet license                             Boarding fee: $30

  1. Animal Control


    Physical Address
    1150 Woodard Ave.
    Tahlequah, OK 74464

    Phone: 918-456-1241


  2. Vicky Green

    Animal Control Officer
    Phone: 918-822-1969

  3. Kristin Berry

    Cashier
    Phone: 918-456-0651 ext. 2221