Shelter Spotlight: Friends with Four Paws

Friends with Four Paws was the second-place winner of the 2017 National Animal Shelter Appreciation Week Contest, where they were awarded boxes of Flea 5X Plus to help protect the animals in their care from fleas and ticks. You can learn more about the contest here.

Friends with Four Paws Logo

Friends with Four Paws is a non-profit organization established to rescue dogs in Oklahoma from imminent death by utilizing mobile adoption locations and providing foster care services. They are a group with a shared passion for “Making a difference, four paws at a time”, and over 2000 pets have been rescued since 1998!

Friends with Four Paws shelters about 30-50 dogs at any given time. They receive animals from local municipal shelters and from the general public. Once a dog is in their program, they go to a foster for several weeks, get all of their veterinary work done, and are listed for adoption.

This organization has a unique transport program where they transport dogs rescued from Oklahoma to the New York Tri-State area where they will have a higher chance at being adopted. They do monthly transports and take about 20-30 dogs each trip. Friends with Four Paws is currently raising money to purchase a new transportation van! You can find the link to donate to their fundraising campaign on their homepage.

Friends with Four Paws has adoptive homes all over the United States including: Oklahoma, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, and even Maine! They absolutely love their adopters, fosters and volunteers and would not be able to change the lives of countless animals without them. They are currently looking for temporary fosters in NY and NJ. You can assist by housing a rescue for a short period of time until they find their forever home!  If you live in the region and are interested, please download and fill out the foster application.


Meet Sweet Potato!


“Sweet Potato has been looking for a forever home since July. This sweet girl is an adorable 3 year old, 5lb chi mix. She has the cutest little markings which makes it look like she has white socks on and is as sweet as her name. She is great with dogs, cats and older children (she can be a little shy at first). Poor sweet potato had a rough start to life. She was surrendered from an abusive situation and is still gaining back her trust for people. She came into our rescue covered in fleas and ticks and because of this she does have a few bald patches. Despite her previous abuse, Sweet Potato is a loving dog. She is still working on being house trained, but she is a smart girl who will do well with a routine.” 

If you would like to adopt one of the dogs at Friends with Four Paws that are looking for a home, please visit their website’s adoptable dog’s page here and submit an adoption application. Friends with Four Paws can be contacted via their website or Facebook page.


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