Programs & Services

Norman Animal Welfare boasts various programs and services to ensure, promote and protect the health, and welfare of Norman's animal population through education, enforcement, and community partnership.


Adopt an animal to become an integral part of your home, family, and lifestyle. With animals of all breeds, ages and sizes, our goal is to help animals find their forever home. 

Our available animals are updated daily. 

All animal adoptions are by appointment only. 

To schedule an appointment, call 405-292-9736.

Animal Control

Norman Animal Welfare Officers enforce City of Norman animal ordinances and educate the public on responsible pet ownership. 

Animal Welfare Officers respond to calls for service within the Norman city limits daily and are on-call for overnight emergency calls. 

To file a report or make an animal-related complaint with an Animal Welfare Officer, call 405-321-1444. 

Foster Program

Fostering saves the lives of cats and dogs each day, while allowing you the chance to share your home with wonderful animals. By fostering an animal, you teach these animals to co-exist with others peacefully and happily. Fosters provide animals important training in a relaxing environment, which then makes these cats and dogs more ready for adoption. As you become familiar with foster animals as temporary members of your family, you will learn more about their personalities and gain important information that you can share with potential adopting families.

Norman Animal Welfare provides all of the supplies you need to foster a cat or dog.

To foster an animal, apply through our Volunteer Program. For more information on becoming a foster, call 405-292-9736.

Live Trap Services

Norman Animal Welfare offers live trap services. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 405-292-9736.

Surrender a Pet

Norman Animal Welfare will accept owner surrender animals in-person at the Norman Animal Welfare Center during regular business hours. The owner will be required to sign a release form. All dogs or cats surrendered will be screened for placement in the adoption program, or for transfer to another animal welfare rescue, animal welfare group, or animal welfare facility. 

If space is not available at the Animal Welfare Center, you may be asked to return at a later date for a scheduled surrender. Norman Animal Welfare will also work to provide you with other area animal welfare groups or rescues to seek placement. 

The owner surrender fee is $10. 

Residents who need to surrender an animal(s) are asked to call 405-292-9736.

Norman Animal Welfare staff will assess the request on a case-by-case basis depending on space available at the facility.


Spay & Neuter Assistance Program

Norman Animal Welfare does not offer spay and neuter services for the public. 

If you are in need of a low cost spay or neuter program, Norman Animal Welfare, in partnership with Best Friends of Pets, offers a spay and neuter assistance for Norman residents who meet certain low-income guidelines. 

Spay and Neuter Assistance Program Application and Program Information  

Special Events

Norman Animal Welfare hold special adoption and community outreach events year-round. 

Check our calendar for the latest information on upcoming events in Norman.