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OKC Animal Welfare participates in adopt-a-shelter dog month

Bear is available for adoption at Oklahoma City Animal Welfare. [PHOTO PROVIDED]

Bear is available for adoption at Oklahoma City Animal Welfare. [PHOTO PROVIDED]

October is national adopt-a-shelter dog month, and Oklahoma City Animal Welfare is celebrating with a monthlong “Dogtober” event.

Dogs and puppies are $30 to adopt during the month of October. The adoption fee includes spay/neuter, vaccinations, deworming, and a microchip and ID tag. More than 200 dogs are now looking for a home at the Oklahoma City Animal Shelter.

Every weekend during the month of October, Oklahoma City Animal Welfare will be at different PetSmart locations across the metro area, and it has two big events planned. One at Bob Moore Subaru on Saturday and at the shelter on Oct. 27. The two big events are carnival themed with something for the entire family with games and activities. You could even win a free adoption.

There also will be $25 microchips from noon to 3 p.m. Oct. 27. Microchips are a permanent form of identification and can help your pet get home in the event they become lost.

This is a great time to adopt a new pet into your home and help save the life of a homeless pet at the same time.

Dogs will be available from noon to 5:30 p.m. seven days a week at the shelter. For a complete list of locations, go to the shelter on Facebook at The shelter's goal is to find a home for every adoptable dog.

To find out more about Oklahoma City Animal Welfare and what you can do to help end euthanasia of healthy, adoptable pets, visit the shelter at 2811 SE 29, or go to

Jonathan Gary is Oklahoma City Animal Welfare superintendent. He has worked at Oklahoma City Animal Welfare for more than 18 years, working in all areas of operation leading up to his promotion to superintendent in August 2016.