CARE Rescue is a non-profit, no-kill, all-volunteer dog rescue organization serving Tulsa and eastern Oklahoma. CARE Rescue is dedicated to rescuing dogs left homeless for whatever reason and we work tirelessly to educate pet owners on the importance of spay/neuter, vaccinations and keeping their pets safe. We save as many animals as we possibly can from euthanasia, abuse and neglect. Along with accepting owner surrenders and strays, CARE Rescue is here to pull dogs from area-wide city shelters who have a certain death sentence. And we accept any breed, any color, any size and with any medical condition they may have.
CARE Rescue places dogs in loving, responsible, committed permanent homes, only following a comprehensive adoption process which includes taking considerable care in finding good matches and educating prospective adopters about the responsibilities and costs of bringing a dog into their homes and lives.
CARE Rescue animals are spayed or neutered, receive all appropriate veterinary care and treatment and placed in nurturing foster homes while they await placement into their permanent homes. We assist dogs in distress without regard to age, breed or ease of placement.
To the extent our finances allow, dogs in the greatest need take priority. Every dollar received goes directly to the care of the animals. And our group remains committed to the welfare of the dog beyond the adoption process.
CARE Rescue strives to work with area shelters and other rescue and humane organizations to develop a network of supporters and volunteers in order to create a better world for homeless pets across eastern and central Oklahoma.
Finally, our goals include educating as many people as possible on the enormous animal overpopulation, abuse and neglect problems in Oklahoma. CARE Rescue’s singular goal is to make a difference in the lives of as many animals as we possibly can.
Sadly, at Tulsa’s lone city-operated animal shelter 1 of every 3 dogs is euthanized.
In 2017 (the most recent statistics made public) that meant 2,800 dogs at no fault
of their own did not get new homes and were tragically euthanized.
CARE Rescue is very passionate about saving lives and educating the public. Once such program designed to show compassion is our prison dog training program called STAR (Save, Train And Rehabilitate). Eight (8) dogs from local shelters and within our rescue are chosen to enter the program at the Dick Connor Correctional Center. For 12 weeks these dogs are trained by the inmates along with the personal training assistance from CARE Rescue one day each week. By traveling to the prison located one hour from Tulsa, CARE Rescue trainers provide specialized assistance and work with the pre-selected inmates to set both the dogs and the inmates up for success. These dogs live with the inmates in their cell 24/7 and the inmates are 100% responsible for caring for these dogs. Upon graduation, these dogs will have extended basic training, which makes for an easier adoption process.
Not only is CARE Rescue saving lives, but we are also changing them.
You can find CARE on Facebook and their website.