Monday, November 16, 2009

Tulsa Black Friday

You could spend this coming Black Friday saving instead of shopping. Avoid the long lines and curl up with a loving new foster pet. Foster pets make great lap warmers during the cold Oklahoma winters.

Free snuggles and no lines!! If that isn't the perfect doorbuster we don't know what is. If you are interested in fostering or adopting a pet this holiday season please visit

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Small, Dark and Handsome

I'm a loyal male seeking a lifetime commitment. I'm fearless, loyal and full of energy. If you are in the Tulsa area looking for love then I'm the guy for you. If interested please visit You better hurry! A hunk like me won't be homeless for long!

You must come see me. My ears are even bigger in person.

Love, Scrappy

Friday, August 14, 2009

Tulsa's Going to the Dogs

Tulsa animal lovers are raiding their attics and buried treasure to donate to ARF Tulsa. The items will be auctioned of at Southside Auctions to raise money for animal rescue. Have something worth drooling over that you would like to donate?
We are never too proud to beg. So meet Bugsy. Begging happens to be his speciality..

and meet these three little wild things. I think their the cutest babies in Tulsa paws down...

Please take a peak in your garage, attic or basement. It could help save Tulsa's furry friends. Some items that could go into the auction would be antique or collectible dolls, hand-sewn quilts, collectible pottery (McCoy, Rosewood, Weller, etc.), collectible porcelain or glass (Limoges, Nippon, Royal Worchester, Spode, Occupied Japan, etc.), doll houses or doll house furniture, jewelry, collectible kitchenware (Depression era or before), tools, fishing gear, sports memorabilia, old toys and games (1970s and before), and fine art.
Wishing you a day full of tummy rubs and puppy kisses!!!

Have you fallen for Bugsy or the furry trio? They are available for adoption.

Monday, August 3, 2009


We are proud foster parents to a litter of toy poodle puppies!
Their mommy is one of fifteen toy poodles rescued. We also got our paws on several Brussel Griffons.

A sweet little Chihuahua just gave birth too. Their Daddy is a mystery and Mommy won't kiss and tell. We suspect Pug or Boston Terrier.

Having the time and resources to take in dogs from breeders closing their doors means very much to us. ARF Tulsa spays or neuters every pet that we adopt out. This means that we do so much more than save one pet at a time. We help decrease pet overpopulation for generations to come with every rescue. We also see that they receive proper medical attention, a tattoo, vaccines and a loving home. Bringing in so many dogs and moving so quickly can take a toll on our volunteers and funds. Being forced to turn away a pet would take an even greater toll on our hearts. Thank you for supporting a lifetime of rescue and love.

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Spanky is Famous

Spanky is showing off his superior restraint! He's famous. Just proof of the amazing things that are possible with an amazing foster mom and a sweet rescue pup. Check it out....

Friday, July 3, 2009

Furry Fourth of July

All the festivities can have Rover's hair on end. Here is a Fourth of July checklist for your furry friend:
1. Make sure identification tags are secure and all information is current.
2. Be certain that your pet is safe and secure. A frightened pet becomes an instant Houdini. Shelters become flooded with runaway pets over the weekend.
3. If your pet is exceptionally anxious consider contacting your veterinary for a mild sedative to calm your animal down during the big boom.
The safest place for your pet is in your home home with access to a place of comfort. Most pets prefer to hide under beds, tables and couches when frightened. It is tempting to bring your pet with you to celebrate but it can be overwhelming for animals. The noise, activity and strange new smells is too much for most pets.
Enjoy your weekend!!!

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Tulsa Pets Cruise Route 66

"Sloppy Pug kisses might be in your future" Love, Pugs
The Animal Rescue Foundation is proud to be taking part in "Get Your Licks on Route 66"! Learn all about it by visiting or check out the "Get Your Licks" Tour Blog for more information.

Please join us in celebrating Fido Friendly Magazine and North Shore Animal League America's Cross-Country Adoption Tour 2009! We will have a ton of our adoptable pets there to meet and greet you!

Walmart Supercenter 10938 S. Memorial Dr. - Tulsa, OK 74133
SUNDAY, JUNE 21, 2009
11am - 5pm

Walmart Supercenter2301 West Kenosha St. - Broken Arrow, OK 74012
MONDAY, JUNE 22, 2009
2pm - 6pm
"See you there! Woof Woof!" Love, Hot Rod

Friday, June 12, 2009

Single Mommy Needs Good Home

Her babies are ready to leave the nest and now she needs a home of her own. Toddles is a Lhaso Apso mix. She is a sassy Oklahoma lady and is ready to be pampered. Her puppies are playful balls of fluff and their daddy is a mystery. Toodles isn't the kind of girl to kiss and tell so we may never know....
Check out her adorable puppies! Aren't they photogenic?!

Join in on Friday Foto Finish Fiesta....

Saturday, June 6, 2009

Love to Spare???

These loving pets need a home. Are you the special one they have been waiting for? Maybe you have a little love to spare and would like to become a foster parent to a waiting pup or kitten?Just visit to help these loving animals find a new family. Aren't ready for a new forever family member but still want to help? ARF Tulsa is always looking for animal lovers willing to foster. If you can provide the temporary love and attention these animals need we would love hear from you. Even a little love goes a long way. Wishing you a lifetime of happiness and belly rubs!

Monday, May 4, 2009

Pet Loving Events

Tulsa has the most generous and fun animal lovers. Here is your chance to meet some fellow animal lovers in Oklahoma and help save more furry friends...
K-HITS' Wylde WakeUp Show has scheduled a fantastic fundraiser for us that you will want to attend along with your furry family members.
Mark your calendars!May 8 -- Friday -- 8 a.m. - 10 a.m.The Sloppy Dog Wash, 4316 S. PeoriaEarly Bird Specials -- wash your dog and part of the proceeds will benefit ARF
Also Wylde WakeUp Show Psychic Cathleen Butler will be on hand to give pet readings! Ever wanted to know what your pet thought about you? Now is your chance to find out!
We love K-HITS!
The Sloppy Dog Wash will have a collection jar for donations for the week leading up to the fundraiser. If you can't make it the day of the event, you can stop by the store to make a donation!

Say ARF! Make Money!
Please drop by Books a Million in the Tulsa Hills Shopping Center (7404 S. Olympia Ave.) on Saturday, May 16, from 11 a.m.! Mention ARF when you check out and ARF will receive 20 percent of the sale!
We will have a few of our adorable adoptables there, so please take time to visit. Buy some great stuff and help us save animals at the same time.
Save the date!

Here are just two of our sweeties waiting for a forever homes...

If you are interested in adding these precious pets to your family please visit

Thursday, February 12, 2009

A Thousand Words Thursday

A picture is worth a thousand words and this photo speaks volumes. This sweetie suffered for years in a puppy mill before being saved. One look at that sweet smile and who wouldn't want to love her forever? Sadly she is still waiting in Tulsa for her forever family. A very special thank you to "Cheaper than Therapy" for letting us join in on A Thousand Word Thursday!!

Cheaper Than Therapy

And please don't forget to read the story of Caroline and let her know how impressive it is that a nine year old stepped up to save the animals in her community!

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Inspired By Caroline

Nine year old Caroline mastered the art of giving and successfully launched her own fundraiser.

Caroline Cremin is a 4th grader in Oklahoma. She has always loved animals, especially dogs. Her family has two dogs named Tinkerbell and Cookie. The experience of adopting Cookie opened Caroline’s eyes to the overpopulation and neglect many animals face. She began searching for ways to help pets find homes and get the proper care they deserve. For her 9th birthday, Caroline received a bottle-cap necklace from a friend that had been purchased at a local boutique. She and her mother, Stacey Cremin, decided they would try to make their own version of bottle-cap necklaces. Together, they could custom design and sell them for a lower cost than the boutique and raise money to help abandoned pets. The response was overwhelming! Friends, family, and teachers purchased necklaces from Caroline. As Caroline began earning money, she thought about how the proceeds could best be spent. She and her family had learned about ARF from their friend and ARF volunteer, Diane Barker. Caroline shared ARF’s mission to rescue animals from city shelters and knew they needed extra money to provide for their care. After reaching her goal of two hundred dollars, Caroline happily donated the money to ARF. She feels a strong love and moral obligation to help homeless animals.

We are humbled by Caroline's generous donation to ARF Tulsa. She exemplifies the spirit of giving that enables us to continue our mission. Please help yourself to this fun little button "Inspired by Caroline" and help us spread her uplifting story of generosity. Just cut and paste the code below into your own blog as HTML.

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Introducing the Whatapoo!

Pet Entry
What's a Whatapoo? Whatapoos are known for their special nature, unique personalities and loving dispositions. You want it, they got it. Laurent is a wonderful example of the breed. Laurent and his tiny brothers are a touch of Cockapoo, a dash a Chihuahua, some Maltese and a ton of love!! Whatapoos come in all shapes and sizes. Whatapoos are very special and gaining in popularity. Unfortunately whatapoos are often abandoned, neglected and searching for love. Laurent and his brothers need a home and some loving. Please treasure, spoil and nurture your Whatapoo.

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Broken But Brave

This sweetie was hit by a car and came to ARF broken and facing euthanasia. His surgery was expensive and ARF was faced with a very hard decision: euthanasia or costly surgery. ARF's final decision was guided by the promise made to each animal. Our promise is that we will do everything in our power to see that each love bug finds their way into our organization will not face abandonment, abuse or neglect ever gain. The price paid to honor that commitment was worth every penny and Barney is on the road to a full recovery. Thank you so much for your continued contribution. It is through your donations of time and money to animal rescue that allow us to save and treat our furry friends. Barney is healing and looking for a loving home. He appreciates your well wishes and if you would like to make a donation to Animal Rescue in honor of his will to survive or welcome him into your home please visit
Get Well Soon Barney!

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Special Needs Pets

We have several adorable sweeties available for adoption. If you have room in your heart and home please consider one of our special needs pets. Help us see that after suffering from abuse, neglect and abandonment that these love bugs live peaceful lives full of tender loving care. We have several puppy mill rescues that need love, patients and socialization. We also have several pets coping with physical disabilities. We look forward to introducing you to our most special pets. All of the stunning models featured are currently available for adoption.

Not in or around Oklahoma but still looking to rescue a furry friend?
PET FINDER is a great resource. Search by location, breed, shelter or age.
Today's Animal Rescue tip inspired by
Works For ME

Monday, January 5, 2009


Start the New Year right by making sure your pet's vaccinations are current. It is also important that your pet is on heartworm preventive.
For more information on Heartworm Disease Veterinary Associates Animal Hospital has a very informative site full of information and terrific pet care tips