Animal Control

Tahlequah Animal Control

Tahlequah's Animal Control is focused on encouraging reasonable pet Animal control officer with two dogsownership by promoting and protecting the health, safety, and welfare of the residents and pets of Tahlequah through enforcement, community partnerships, and education. The Tahlequah Animal Shelter facility has 20 hold cages, 17 for canines, and 3 for felines.  

The Tahlequah Animal Control Officers rescue and recover stray and abandoned animals within the Tahlequah City limits. They also respond to reports of aggressive or dangerous animals that may attack other animals or people or destroys residence property.  Call 918-525-4733 or 911 to report an aggressive or dangerous animal and be prepared to provide information about the animal and its location, along with a statement from a victim or witness.

Animal Control officers are also available to remove deceased animals on roadways. Please contact animal control and provide the exact location of the deceased animal.

Tahlequah Animal Control Hours are Monday-Friday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm.

Pet Adoption

After a waiting period, animals become available for adoption through the City of Tahlequah. Animals up for adoption will be current on vaccinations, provided by a local veBlack and white dog in kennelterinarian, and a pet license will be issued. The Animal Shelter does not spay or neuter animals. However, we do require a sterilization agreement upon adoption and will assist with the sterilization process if needed. Again, we are here for the community and will assist as much as we can when it comes to these animals.

To adopt a pet, print out the adoption application (PDF) and bring it with you before going to the Animal Control facility to adopt. If you don't have access to a printer, we can provide you with a form at the facility.


Pet Adoption and Release fee: $50  (fees are subject to change)

Annual Dog Tag fee: $3 per dog 

Recovery of lost pets 

Owner must provide proof of rabies shot and City pet license before release.

Become a Pet Foster 

Brown Dog with stickFoster parents provide temporary care for dogs and cats at any age in their own homes. The primary role of a pet foster is to provide a safe and healthy environment for the pet and to socialize them to help with the adoption process. Some pets may need fostering for only a few days while others may need it longer.  

All animals entering foster care must have gone through the City of Tahlequah Animal Shelter protocols prior to leaving the Animal Shelter. To foster a pet, fill out the online Foster Care Agreement form or print the form and return it to the Animal Control Officer, Vicky Green. 

Annual TahlePaMan holding dogws Event

Once a year, Tahlequah's Animal Control hosts its TahlePaws Event.  This event typically takes place around Halloween.  Pet owners can bring their pets to get vaccinated for free and a quick wellness check is done on the pet.  Proper documentation is provided to the pet owner showing their pet is current on their shots. 

 Keep an eye out on the City's Facebook Page for more information on this event.

Volunteer and Donations

Are you interested in volunteering or donating to Tahlequah's Animal Control? Volunteers are always welcomed and needed.  

Animal Control accepts donations.  Pet food, toys, medication, training pads, crates, etc. are in need.  Monetary donations are accepted as well.  Contact Vicki Green if you want to donate or learn more about volunteer opportunities.   Pet Supplies

  1. Animal Control


    Physical Address
    1150 Woodard Ave.
    Tahlequah, OK 74464

    Phone: 918-456-1241

  2. Vicky Green

    Animal Control Officer
    Phone: 918-822-1969

  3. Deshaun Cooper

    Animal Control Officer
    Phone: 918-456-3044

  4. Ray Hammons

    Compliance Coordinator
    Phone: 918-525-4713

  5. Ashtin Hummingbird

    Cashier
    Phone: 918-525-4709