The City of Tahlequah Animal Shelter provides a service to city 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.
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, a pet license and a rabies shot, which is provided by a local veterinarian. The Animal Shelter does not spay or neuter animals.
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.
Pet Adoption and Release fee: $50
Annual Dog Tag fee: $3 per dog
Recovery of lost pets
Owner must provide proof of rabies shot and City pet license before release.