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Ok Save A Dog Society


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4.9
501-3 Non Profit Dog Rescue. All Dogs adopted to APPROVED Homes ONLY!
All dogs fully vetted, spayed, neutered, up to date on shots, dewormed, and ready for their forever homes.
Kim Bowers ([email protected]
Founder
990124 South 3580 Rd
Prague, Oklahoma 74864
Feral Cat TNR Program
24
4.7
High-Volume, Low-Cost Spay/Neuter
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5
Rescue Groups
24
4.8
Foster Care
24
5
Comprehensive Adoption Programs
25
5
Pet Retention
24
5
Medical and Behavior Programs
24
5
Public Relations/Community Involvement
24
5
Volunteers
26
4.8
Proactive Redemptions
24
5
A Compassionate Director
25
5
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1. Feral Cat TNR Program

Many communities are embracing Trap, Neuter, Release programs (TNR) to improve animal welfare, reduce death rates, and meet obligations to public welfare.


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2. High-Volume, Low-Cost Spay/Neuter

Low cost, high volume spay/neuter will quickly lead to fewer animals entering the shelter system, allowing more resources to be allocated toward saving lives.


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3. Rescue Groups

An adoption or transfer to a rescue group frees up scarce cage and kennel space, reduces expenses for feeding, cleaning, killing, and improves a community's rate of lifesaving. In an environment of millions of dogs and cats killed in shelters annually, rare is the circumstance in which a rescue group should be denied an animal.


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4. Foster Care

Volunteer foster care is crucial to No Kill. Without it, saving lives is compromised. It is a low cost, and often no cost, way of increasing a shelter's capacity, improving public relations, increasing a shelter's public image, rehabilitating sick and injured or behaviorally challenged animals, and saving lives.


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5. Comprehensive Adoption Programs

Adoptions are vital to an agency's lifesaving mission. The quantity and quality of shelter adoptions is in shelter management's hands, making lifesaving a direct function of shelter policies and practice. In fact, studies show people get their animals from shelters only 20% of the time. If shelters better promoted their animals and had adoption programs responsive to the needs of the community, including public access hours for working people, offsite adoptions, adoption incentives, and effective marketing, they could increase the number of homes available and replace killing with adoptions. Contrary to conventional wisdom, shelters can adopt their way out of killing.


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6. Pet Retention

While some of the reasons animals are surrendered to shelters are unavoidable, others can be prevented-but only if shelters are willing to work with people to help them solve their problems. Saving animals requires communities to develop innovative strategies for keeping people and their companion animals together. And the more a community sees its shelters as a place to turn for advice and assistance, the easier this job will be.


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7. Medical and Behavior Programs

In order to meet its commitment to a lifesaving guarantee for all savable animals, shelters need to keep animals happy and healthy and keep animals moving through the system. To do this, shelters must put in place comprehensive vaccination, handling, cleaning, socialization, and care policies before animals get sick and rehabilitative efforts for those who come in sick, injured, unweaned, or traumatized.


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8. Public Relations/Community Involvement

Increasing adoptions, maximizing donations, recruiting volunteers and partnering with community agencies comes down to one thing: increasing the shelter's exposure. And that means consistent marketing and public relations. Public relations and marketing are the foundation of all a shelter's activities and their success. To do all these things well, the shelter must be in the public eye.


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9. Volunteers

Volunteers are a dedicated "army of compassion" and the backbone of a successful No Kill effort. There is never enough staff, never enough dollars to hire more staff, and always more needs than paid human resources. That is where volunteers come in and make the difference between success and failure and, for the animals, life and death.


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10. Proactive Redemptions

One of the most overlooked areas for reducing killing in animal control shelters are lost animal reclaims. Sadly, besides having pet owners fill out a lost pet report, very little effort is made in this area of shelter operations. This is unfortunate because doing so-primarily shifting from passive to a more proactive approach-has proven to have a significant impact on lifesaving and allow shelters to return a large percentage of lost animals to their families.


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11. A Compassionate Director

The final element of the No Kill equation is the most important of all, without which all other elements are thwarted-a hard working, compassionate animal control or shelter director not content to regurgitate tired cliches or hide behind the myth of "too many animals, not enough homes." Unfortunately, this one is also oftentimes the hardest one to demand and find.


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We adopted Amos from OK Save a Dog in April of 2014. It was a battle, but it was clear to me that Kim really cares about the homes that her dogs go to and the likely hood that the home will be a forever home. Put in the effort, show that you care and are willing to be the right family for the dog that you are interested in. If you aren't approved, take it as constructive criticism to revaluate your home/family for the type of dog you want to adopt. These women are doing amazing work to protect and care for so many animals that are just thrown away. So proud to support them in their mission!
posted by shaina2216, on 2018-02-09 17:37:01
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Do not use this no kill shelter the volunteer is a felon it is against the law to be a fund raider for a non profit and be a felon both these women are cons
posted by luckyarjj, on 2018-01-16 03:36:31
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Your time would be better spent doing something positive/helpful to people or animals instead of shaming people on the internet.
posted by shaina2216, on 2018-02-09 17:34:06
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I wish that people wouldn't just spew hate and lies. This rescue is amazing! Stop being such a troll!
posted by JustineCaler, on 2018-02-09 01:57:36
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Please take your hate elsewhere.
posted by DaniLaBeauDugan, on 2018-02-09 00:09:25
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BIGGEST of hearts!!! That is what Kim and Sunshine have!!! They give all they have to these abused and abandoned animals! We are extremely grateful to them! We were able to gain a precious family member because they cared enough to take her in when she was being thrown away! We love our little Roxey and we wouldn’t have her if it weren’t for Kim, Sunshine and their AMAZING organization- OKSAD!!!
posted by LeesaWinklerNeidel, on 2018-02-09 15:28:38
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We adopted Elly in 09 from OK Save a Dog. Kim and Sun are tireless, working constantly trying to save as many unwanted dogs as they possibly can, and exist on donations and a handful of volunteers. When I was able, I fostered a few and volunteered at some adoption events and got to know Sunshine. She is a very caring individual, goes out of her way, sometimes risking her own life to save these animals. I have never met 2 women so dedicated to helping homeless, badly injured or abused animals. I donate to them when I am able to.
posted by LindaBentzElston, on 2018-02-09 12:10:32
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OK Save A Dog is a wonderful rescue ran by two very hard working ladies. I have adopted two dogs from them and my family has adopted three other dogs from them. The experience was great and our dogs are just perfect! I highly recommend this rescue!!
posted by HeatherYoungPhillips, on 2018-02-09 05:32:01
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This rescue is the real deal! I have been volunteering with dog rescues for over 25 yrs and this one is the best! Even tho it's small compared to huge National rescues, every animal that is blessed to find this rescue is taken care of from the inside out! I am honored to be a part of this group.
posted by JustineCaler, on 2018-02-09 02:03:57
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So thankful for OKSAD and their hard work. We have two beautiful dogs that our family wouldn’t be complete without! Thank you OKSAD for doing what most of us cannot.
posted by AubreeGrelle, on 2018-02-09 02:02:31
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Thank goodness for this no kill shelter. My best friend got her puppy from OK Save a dog and we are so grateful for all they do. They work tirelessly to help these animals and pair the animals with new homes. I have followed the website since and have seen how they get treated. Well I am here to say thank you for all you do. These people need to be treated with respect for what they do. They stepped up and have saved our furry friends. Looking for. A pet, go here!!!!!
posted by Mandy-JaneMcCullough, on 2018-02-09 01:26:57
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Two women run the entire rescue, one from their home. They don’t get time off. From the moment they wake up to the time their heads hit the pillow they’re working. Hard work. Cleaning, giving medication, scooping poop, transporting dogs from the pound, to the vet, or to an event, replying to emails, looking at applications, loving on dogs, feeding, cleaning up more poop… The dogs get the joy of living on acres of land versus a tiny kennel while they await their forever home. Lots of dogs cower and lose themselves while locked in a tiny cage at a shelter. Their rescues enjoy freedom, thank goodness! They are two of the most selfless people I’ve ever met with the biggest hearts for animals.
posted by artistlabeau, on 2018-02-08 23:03:17
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OK Save a Dog is the hardest working rescue group I’ve encountered in almost 10 years of dog fostering and rescue. They truly care about the well-being and placement of all their dogs. We adopted a mini-schnauzer from them in 2011, and she is the sweetest dog we’ve ever had. We successfully fostered and adopted out multiple dogs through this rescue and would do it again in a heartbeat! Kim and Sunshine are salt of the earth people who sacrifice EVERYTHING for the dogs in their care. It’s unfortunate that a few bad apples have made it their mission to defame these women and the amazing work they’re doing for dog overpopulation in the state of Oklahoma. I have and will continue to recommend OKSAD to anyone who is looking for a phenomenal rescue dog. I will also continue to donate to this organization because I truly believe in their mission and have seen their dedication first hand.
posted by BethanyHaileyCasias, on 2018-02-05 22:16:53
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These are two of the hardest working I know working the most thankless of jobs. They are compassionate, logical, rule abiding, work closely with law enforcement, and screen adopters very carefully, never letting a dog out without appropriate vetting. I am so proud to support them.
posted by MartiLombardi, on 2018-02-05 22:04:03
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I have 3 dogs from OK Save A Dog Society, I mostly worked with Sunshine, who is wonderful to work with. I find her to be honest, caring, and truly wanting the best for each and every one of the dogs adopted. My dogs, Tracy, McQueen, and Brittney were healthy, well cared for, and social when I adopted them. Sunshine advised me of any concerns or health issues (Tracy had bad teeth, they are fine now) and was available to contact if I had any questions. Kim and Sunshine put their heart and souls into the care and well being. P.S. I have know Sunshine for over 15 years and have never known her to commit a crime, ever....
posted by MariaBrown, on 2018-02-05 21:52:17
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Defamation and slander lawsuits pending against "reviewer" who admittedly has never been to the rescue as we currently have a Protective order against her.
posted by KimBowers, on 2018-02-05 17:40:03