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Friends With Four Paws Foundation Of The Chickasha Animal Welfare Di

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Animal Protection & Welfare, Animals

Mission: ​Friends with Four Paws is a non-profit, 501(c)3 organization formed to rescue animals in Oklahoma from imminent death by having mobile adoption locations and providing foster care for dogs and cats. Founded in 1998, we have matched thousands of dogs and cats with their perfect, forever homes, where they otherwise would have been sent to the Rainbow Bridge.

Target demographics: Animals

Direct beneficiaries per year: 300 dogs

Geographic areas served: Oklahoma and New York

Programs: Foster and adoption

Community Stories

32 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

2 Jamie W.1

Client Served

Rating: 5

My partner and I adopted Richard from Friends with Four Paws almost four years ago. The organization is wonderful and does great work! The whole process was amazing and after searching for a rescue other places and being disappointed this was a great experience. Richard has changed our lives and continues to be a joy every day! It is such a great feeling to know what a difference you made in an animals life!

Irina S.1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

We adopted Flinty from Friends with Four Paws last year. The amount of support we received from them is enormous! They support new adopters every step of the way. They help with a good piece of advice because they care and want the best life for their furry babies.

Kate H.2

Client Served

Rating: 5

We were looking for a second dog for our family and discovered Friends with Four Paws. I was nervous about bringing a second dog into the home whom we hadn’t met in advance, but FWFP offered support, guidance in introducing the pups to each other, and ultimately a no questions asked blackout option. Jackson (fka Jack) has been a joyous addition to our family. And I recommend Friends with Four Paws to everyone I know who is looking for a dog.

Margot O.

Client Served

Rating: 4

I found FWFP very easy to deal with. Even though I have rescued numerous dogs before (I even have someone from the greyhound rescue organization as a reference), I was coming into a lot of obstacles. Unfortunately some of those organizations are making it difficult to adopt an animal these days.
FWFP was very communicative from the beginning and friendly. They could tell that I was a really good candidate for adoption and they made the whole process easy. Their price was also more reasonable than some of the others.
My girl was with a terrific foster couple for the first week after she was transported up to NY. We've actually stayed in touch and they even came out to visit Zelda once!

Zelda is probably the easiest dog that I have ever had. Wonderful addition to my home, and she is super adorable :)

April B.3

Volunteer

Rating: 5

What an amazing rescue. They are so organized and take quality care of their dogs. They ensure the best possible home for each dog and keep them in loving foster homes while they wait to be adopted. They are top notch!!

Danielle D.1

Client Served

Rating: 5

We had a wonderful experience with friends with four paws, who brought us our beloved pup Juniper. They did a fantastic job matching us with her, in a process that, though thorough, was easy and quick. Our vet was so impressed with the medical care Juniper had received from Friends with Four Paws. I am so inspired by this non profit and their volunteers, particularly those who transport the jobs across the country. We fee so lucky to have found them! They have changed our lives in a wonderful way.

Christina C.10

Client Served

Rating: 5

Great experience, friendly staff.. we adopted our dog Hiro 5+ years ago and best decision we ever made.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I was looking for a hypoallergenic dog to adopt and even though I was approved my several groups the dogs that fit my needs were just not finding their way to me. Enter Friends with Four Paws. Because if their breeder surrender efforts I found my 3 year old Shih Tzu, clover. FWFP rescued her, had her spayed, had her severe dental problems fixed and presented her. She was mine within two weeks and both of us couldn’t be happier.

Sherrie D.1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

We adopted our Sweet Eleanor 3 1/2 years ago from Friends With Four Paws. We have had rescues for a long time and this time it was a much different experience. Everyone that we dealt with through the adoption process was so kind and caring. After we adopted her we found out that we not only adopted her but Friends With Four Paws adopted us. They became like family to us. I believe in them so much that for the past 3 years I have been doing their website for them even though I live in Central PA and they are in the New York area. I would highly recommend adopting a dog through Friends With Four Paws.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I have adopted 2 dogs from this organization. This organization cares about the pets as well as the pet parents. They are with you every step of the way and ensure you are paired with the right new family member. Everyone you talk to is friendly and engaging. Overall- they do the right thing for animals.

Client Served

Rating: 5

We will forever be grateful to Friends with Four Paws for bringing Scout in to our lives. From the staff to the network of driver and foster volunteers, the Friends with Four Paws family works tirelessly to save the lives of rescue pups. It is a tangible, fulfilling example of good in the world. They were responsive, answered all of our questions and helped us through the adoption process. Their whole system of adoption is so thoughtful, all in an effort to ensure they pair the right pup with adopter(s) that understand the commitment they are making so that their dogs can find the loving, forever home they all deserve. They have also formed a good online community of tri-state area adopters and foster homes, which lets us keep tabs on some of our favorites and chip in when a pup is having a particularly hard time.

We commonly recommend interested dog parents reach out to Friends with Four Paws and will continue to do so. Adopt, don't shop.

- Leah, Matt + Scout

Client Served

Rating: 5

We adopted our beloved pup almost 6 months ago but we can’t remember life before! He was given such great care before he came home to us and we couldn’t be more grateful!
Once we adopted him, they continued to provide support and encouragement!

Jess H.2

Volunteer

Rating: 5

FWFP brought me into the world of rescue 8 years ago. I cannot thank them enough for bringing me Albert and for all of the incredible work they continue to do!

Client Served

Rating: 5

I was looking for 6 months for my perfect match and FWFP was there to my rescue! The adoption process was smooth and they weren't annoyed with all the questions I had to make sure we were the right match! 1.5 years later and my best friend and I are living the good life!!

Joyce S.3

Client Served

Rating: 5

From checking their website to meeting our new furry family member everything was personalized and super sweet. We had a wonderful adoption coordinator who answered our questions with a lot of details and I could tell with a lot of experience, too! The rescue team was always there for questions and support and I also started volunteering with them afterwards on events and wherever I could(see profile picture, haha). So I’m both- client served and volunteer.

They are only a small rescue so it feels like a family. Highly recommend them!

Client Served

Rating: 5

We adopted our boy Benji (aka Squid) last November and are completely in love. We had been trying to adopt from different places for several months and didn’t get anywhere. When I saw our boy’s picture, I knew I had to try one more time. Everyone at Friends with Four Paws works so hard at getting these beautiful puppies and dogs adopted into good homes. I thank them so much for completing our family.

1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

We have had our dog Emma for 9 years. She is the sweetest most loving dog. FWFP really cared about placing her in the right home.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Great to work with!!! They truly care about the well being of the dogs and our little rescue was in great hands before he came to us via the foster mom from the organization! Would highly recommend them if you’re looking to adopt.

Kathleen O.3

Client Served

Rating: 5

We got the sweetest chihuahua pup from FWFP! We have had him almost a year now. The adoption process was smooth and he was exactly as they described his personality. We are in love with him and we can't thank them enough! We feel so lucky to have him. His name is Buttons and he is tiny, but awesome!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The best. Simply the best. So responsive and caring about the dogs and ensuring a good fit. Regular, human follow through after we adopted. I can’t say enough good things about Friends With Four Paws.

Client Served

Rating: 5

FWFP is an incredibly caring and thorough organization. They really work hard to ensure every animal has a great home. They are really up front and honest and make sure to always communicate with you. They've created an amazing community of people to reach out to as well if you ever have any questions. Because of them our lives are forever better with the addition of Rhys :) We are so thankful! We can't wait to use them again when we're ready to adopt another dog.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have volunteered with FWFP for several years and this rescue group is committed to saving dogs in need in every way. I’m always happy to recommend FWFP to people I know who are looking to adopt. They take the time and care to find the best home for each dog. Proud to be a part of the team.

Stephanie O.2

Donor

Rating: 5

I got my dog, Bo Cepheus, from FWFP in August 2012. They were amazing. My boyfriend had an alpha female dog and when we moved in together, she was extremely territorial to me. I had reached out to FWFP about finding another dog, and they matched me with Bo! The foster mom had an alpha female, so it was much easier to say “yes!” to getting him. Not only that, but when he came from Oklahoma to NYC I couldn’t get him for a week due to work and they had a foster take him for me.

Five years later, and I can’t imagine life without him.

Denise C.5

Client Served

Rating: 5

We adopted our sweet Penny six years ago from FWFP. It was a wonderful experience, everyone was very helpful. We then adopted our lovable Maddie last year from FWFP and again, had a fantastic experience. Can’t say enough about this awesome rescue. Thank you for our fur babies

Elise M.1

Client Served

Rating: 5

Found a beautiful puppy on Petfinder and it was with Friends with a Four Paws .Filled out an application and within 2 days I was called ..wishing a few days I was approved .....they gave me updates on the transport North to get my new family member . They followed up after a couple days to make sure it was a good fit ....all the people I interacted with were positive ..professional ..and informative . They also had live updates from the transport from Oklahoma to New York . Definitely a great organization !

Krystinna S.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I adopted Giggles from Friends with Four Paws in January of 2018 and I couldn’t be more thankful for them giving my family and I the chance of having him in our lives. After a heartbreaking loss of our family furbaby, Giggles was brought into our lives and brought so much happiness and love. Our baby means the world to us and we are so blessed and thankful that Friends with Four Paws take so much care of the dogs and cats they rescue so that they can happily find there forever homes.

Molly T.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Friends With Four Paws saved my baby from a high kill shelter and gave me a best friend. I am forever grateful for the work that they do. They help so many animals find a loving and caring home; they deserve all of the support!

Client Served

Rating: 5

I've adopted many dogs, but I think adopting thru Friends with Four Paws was the easiest. Their team is friendly, knowledgeable and responsive. And what a wonderful dog! Templeton (aka Temp) was 5 when I adopted him in 2017. A pug-and/or-jack russell-and/or beagle mix. He joined a pack of 5 others little guys of varying ages in my house. He quickly became the alpha and the other dogs have looked to him for guidance. He came already house trained, would immediately sit for treats and would fetch and return a ball. Such a fun little guy Friends with Four Paws is obviously careful about the dogs they place, giving them one success story after another. Great rescue. Great dog. My greatest thanks.

1 Nadine D.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I initially applied to adopt a 2 year old female dog, and did not hear back regarding her application. Little did I know her adoption process was put on hold as she had become pregnant in an Oklahoma kill shelter before she was rescued. Not long after, a whole new group of puppies and dogs were posted for adoption online. My favourite of them all being Kimchi (Wiggles). Once I received the call about my application I was informed that Kimchi is the daughter of the dog I initially inquired about. I truly think my beautiful Kimchi was meant to be with me, and I her. The world works in mysterious ways. Thanks FWFP. We couldn’t be happier.

1 Laura S.12

Client Served

Rating: 5

I adopted my little baby boy dogge Tater Tot on January 13, 2018, and he has changed my life forever!! I found him through adopt-a-pet.net, which showed that Friends With Four Paws had him up for adoption. He had been found in an abandoned home in the middle of the country and was being housed by a local rescue agency. I filled out Friends With Four Paws adoption form and worked with them over the following 2.5 weeks until Tater was transported to New York City, where I picked him up. He was a happy, healthy boy when I got him, and the last 20 months with him have been amazing. I can't imagine my life without him, and I'm FOREVER GRATEFUL to Friends With Four Paws for bringing Tater and me together. THANK YOU A MILLION TIMES OVER!!!

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

Since the beginning of the year I’ve wanted a dog. In May I came across a picture of the cutest puppy and his name was Stark. I was in love with an innocent face. I contacted FWFP and they immediately got back to me. They wanted to get to me to make sure I was responsible and what kind of person I was. Rightfully so. They walked me thru the process. I think they were awesome and informative. After I got my baby Stark, they contacted me every day to make sure he was a good fit. He has changed my world . And I’m grateful to the organization who help out helpless animals and volunteer their time. Thank you

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

I adopted my tiny baby Bean from FWFP two years ago. The adoption process was easy and straightforward, but also very careful and thorough. I really couldn’t have asked for a better experience. I’m so incredibly grateful that through them, I was able to meet the sweetest boy, my soul dog, and best friend. Two years later, we’ve moved to Detroit and he’s living it up with his German Shepherd sister who loves him as much as I do.