In the middle of the grand state of Oklahoma lies the bustling metropolitan capital, Oklahoma City. Nicknamed "The Big Friendly," this city is known for a lot of different things including brick town and its canal, one of the best zoos in the nation, and of course, the Oklahoma City Thunder! But did you know that OKC is also known for being a dog-friendly city? Even though it hasn't topped and dog-friendliest lists this year, OKC is a growing hot spot for dog-lovers and their pooches.
Much of this is due to the number of shelters and doggo organizations in the area. One of the largest, the Central Oklahoma City Humane Society, is the largest animal-related charity in the entire state of Oklahoma! Founded with the goal of eliminating euthanasia, it goes without saying this is a no-kill shelter. Founded in 2007, the organization has increased its adoption rates up to 75 percent!
Another rescue that's well-known in the area is the Forever Yours Dog Rescue organization. This rescue was founded in 2008 by three women with both a passion for rescuing animals and experience in doing so. This is an all-breed shelter that utilizes foster families. They also advocate for spay and neutering, and in some cases, assist with financing medical procedures.