Sometimes basic pet supplies and food is all that is needed to keep a pet with their family. Please use our contact page if you're needing pet supplies. Norman Animal Welfare also keeps donated pet food and supplies in their lobby which can be accessed during regular business hours.
Moving can provide any number of challenges. Not only can it be difficult to find housing that allows pets, but renters are often required to pay a costly deposit as well. Fortunately, there are many pet friendly rental properties in Norman. You can search for pet friendly rental properties using websites like ApartmentGuide, ApartmentList, Rentable, or Craigslist.
Do you have your heart set on a place but you don’t think they will allow pets? Use these tips to see if your potential landlord will consider letting you lease with your furry family member.
For general information on leasing, especially if you are having legal issues with your current landlord, you can visit the Humane Society’s website for information on renting with pets.
If your pet is outside on a tether or chain, please contact UnchainOK to see if they can provide you with assistance.
If you are unable to keep your pet indoors and need assistance finding appropriate outdoor shelter, please use our contact page for available options.
We understand that sometimes families need to rehome their pet. Sometimes an animal isn’t the right fit for your house or other obligations in your life prevent you from being able to care for your pet. We are still committed to try to find solutions other than the shelter and we have some alternatives for you.
If you would like to rehome your pet yourself, we highly recommend Adopt-a-Pet and we have an account with the organization. Unable to fill out the application for some reason? Call us! We can put your pet on our account and help you rehome your pet! Do you want to fill out your own profile? Click on "Learn More".
Looking for another option? Try Get Your Pet.
If you haven’t already downloaded our resource packet, make sure you take a
look at it. There are several additional suggestions and supplies to try rehoming
your pet yourself.
If you need to find an organization to rehome your pet for you, try Oklahoma Humane or Bella Foundation's owner surrender services. There is often a waiting list for these organizations, so you may still want to consider using an online service like Adopt-a-Pet or the resource packet.
If you are needing to go to a alcohol or drug related facility, there are some facilities that allow pets. Check out the Vertava website to find one near you.
If you are a victim of domestic violence, you can search for facilities that allow pets by entering your zip code in the website for the Animal Welfare Institute. In Norman, the Women’s Resource Center has Daisy’s Place, a temporary kennel to make sure your beloved friend stays safe. If you’re in an abusive situation and need financial assistance for your pet, try Red Rover.
Are you preparing to be deployed? Here are some websites that can help you find a foster family for your pet:
Do you have health issues that require you find temporary care for your pet? You can apply for a foster through Pact for Animals.
If you can find someone willing to foster your pet, we have a sample of a contract for you to use here. There are a lot of details about the arrangement from your perspective as well as the person willing to foster your pet, so be sure to read it all thoroughly.
Do you still have problems or questions? Try giving us a call and we’ll see if we can help.
Emotional Support Animals
Emotional support animals are pets that have been determined by a health care professional to provide critical support to an individual with a mental or emotional condition. Although all of our pets provide us with support, not every animal can be considered an emotional support animal (ESA).
If you are interested in determining if your pet is an emotional support animal, you will need to have a licensed health professional write an ESA letter that your pet is part of your therapy treatment plan. An example of how your pet may be part of your treatment plan is if your pet is needed to alleviate anxiety or depression.
If you would like to know more information about this process, check here.
You do not need to register your pet as an emotional support animal and there should be no fee.
Emotional support animals are not service animals and owning an emotional support animal does not provide you the same accommodations. For example, service animals are allowed in public spaces but emotional support animals are not. If you would like to know more about laws regarding emotional support animals and housing, check this site.
For an animal to qualify as a service animal, the animal must be trained to perform tasks or jobs that are directly related to the owner’s disability. The requirements for an animal to be considered a service animal are in Title II and Title III of the American Disabilities Act. An example of a service animal would be a dog trained to assist a hearing impaired individual by physically alerting his or her owner to common sounds.