Resources for rehoming your personal dog or cat and/or a stray you found:
Petfinder has great information under their resources tab. You can select shelters and rescues, put in your zip code and see all the rescues and shelters around you. Then you work through that list to see if anyone has room.
Shelters exist to serve individuals within their geographic areas. If you are in Oklahoma City, you will contact Oklahoma City Animal Welfare. If you are unsure if your city has a shelter, petfinder.com can help you learn what is in your area!
Many rescues do pull directly from shelters, so make sure you ask their intake process and find out if they focus on any breed specifics. There are hundreds of rescues in just Oklahoma alone, so make sure you understand their speciality areas and be understanding when they aren’t quick to respond. At Free to Live we get no fewer than 15 calls a day from folks wanting to relinquish animals. Many rescues are volunteer run and have day jobs. Finding the right fit takes time, so please plan accordingly for your pet!