The Oklahoma City Animal Shelter will hold a series of dog-themed adoption events every weekend in October with hopes to adopt out a record 700 dogs and cats by the end of the month.
The shelter has dubbed the promotion “Dogtober.”
Adoption fees will be reduced to $30 for dogs and puppies during the month. Animals have been spayed or neutered, have received their age-appropriate vaccinations, have been wormed and have been treated for fleas and ticks.
“What better way to celebrate fall than to fall in love with a beautiful shelter dog or puppy during Dogtober,” shelter Superintendent Catherine English said.
Free pet ID tags are available at the shelter.
“Fall in Love” will be from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday at the McDonald's at Northwest Expressway and Council. Adopters will get a free meal and a goody bag.
“Open Minds, Open Hearts” will be from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 13 at PetSmart at Interstate 40 and MacArthur. Participants will learn about breed myths and breed identity. There will be a free goody bag for adopters.
“The Paw Festival” will be from 9 a.m. to 5:45 p.m. Oct. 19 at the Oklahoma City Animal Shelter, 2811 SE 29, with festival games, snow cones, popcorn and booths. Adopters will get a free keepsake frame in addition to a goody bag.
“The Muttster Mash” is from 6 to 10 p.m. Oct. 26 at the Oklahoma City Animal Shelter. Enter a costume contest for kids and adults, listen to Howl-o-Ween-themed story time and enjoy spooky refreshments.
About the shelter
The Oklahoma City Animal Shelter is open for adoptions from noon to 5:45 p.m. every day except holidays. Adoptable pets can be viewed online at www.okc.gov/animalwelfare.
Follow the shelter on Twitter @okcpets and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/OKCanimalwelfare.