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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Animal Protection & Welfare, Animals

Mission: We take dogs on death row who have no other option but euthanasia. We spay/neuter and do any vet work needed before finding loving lifelong homes. We have a tough screening process to make sure dog and family will be happy with each other. Educate the public about the importance of S/N and pay for spay/neuter in dogs owners cannot afford.

Results: Have saved over 6000 dogs in 11 yrs. about 5-600 per year. NO wages paid no administration costs 100% of donations goes to the dogs. One non paid volunteer

Target demographics: Dogs in kill pounds. Who have no other future except us

Direct beneficiaries per year: 600 dogs and 600 families

Community Stories

192 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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Client Served

Rating: 5

The people behind OK Save A Dog are wonderful, selfless, giving, dedicated individuals. They are a rescue 24/7. They do all that they can, and most times more than they can for the dogs they save. The dogs are loved and well cared for in a beautiful location where they can be dogs. They are trained and only allowed to be adopted to approved homes. I adopted a precious dog from them in 2010 and she has been the perfect addition to our family. OK Save A Dog is one of the Best!

Kay J.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Great organization! Professional, diligent and compassionate.

Teresa54

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I have followed this rescue for several years now. I'm amazed at how much they are able to accomplish. They give 110% day in and day out. They work with a shoestring budget but yet are able to provide these animals so much. They truly have the animals best interest at heart. They sacrifice so much in their own lives to provide for these animals with a second chance. Truly great rescue.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Sunshine wants the best for every dog. She looks out for them like a family. I loved working with her when I volunteered and I know I am going to do it again. Thank you Sunshine and OK SAVE A DOG!

Client Served

Rating: 5

My husband and I adopted our dog, Cooper, from OKSAD in 2010 and we will never get a dog from anyplace else. This organization works harder than rescues three times their size! They rescue so many dogs from the most horrible conditions and turn them into loving family pets. I can not say enough nice things about Kim and her rescue.

1 Denise99

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Ok Save A Dog does outstanding job, everyday they are working extremely hard on rescuing animals that they get from gas chamber pounds, among other pounds,also finding abandoned dogs, Ok Save has always been the most honest, helpful people that I have ever found that are a rescue source for dogs. They tirelessly work 24|7 every day . They help me I am handicapped, and they showed me the dogs that would be suited for my needs, along with the dogs needs. Honestly there are few rescues in OKC that are good, but OK Save cannot be beat, they are awesome.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I can not thank Oklahoma Save a Dog Society enough for the great work they do every single day! We adopted our little Angus from them a year ago in Sept., and he been such a wonderful addition to our family! They do such a good job of screening applicants and making every single dime they receive stretch farther than it should be possible!

Mary307

Volunteer

Rating: 5

This is what it's all about. An organization that truly cares about what they do!! They are truly making a difference in all of the many hundreds dogs that they save. It is amazing and inspiring!

Elizabeth163

Client Served

Rating: 5

OK Save A Dog is an amazing rescue! I got my Benz (Darwin) from them back in Dec 2012 and he has been an absolute blessing! This place truly cares about where they place their dogs and about getting the consumer the best dog for their situation. The dogs are obviously loved until they find their forever homes or they are free to live out their days with them in a caring environment! LOVE this rescue!

kellydejager

Client Served

Rating: 5

I have adopted two dogs from OKSAD and both times I visited the actual rescue. Her dogs are not kept in cages, they have fenced yards and shelter. She has different yards for different sizes of dogs, and the small dogs even have access to her home via a doggy door. She loves each one as her own and has a vested interest in successful adoptions. You may apply for one pup, and she might suggest another based on information on your application. Sure she has cute little puppies, but she also has taken on dogs from hoarder situations, starving abandoned dogs, and even handicapped dogs. She is OCD on cleanliness. She is what every rescue group should aspire to be. God bless the OK Save A Dog rescue and many thanks for all of the lives they have saved and all of the happy homes they have approved!

Carol234567

Donor

Rating: 5

As an animal advocate, I have great respect for this rescue. They go above and beyond to provide a safe haven for those In their care. They provide a wonderful environment for the animals and have strict adoption requirements. All the dogs receive great medical care..all are spayed/neutered prior to being made available for adoption. Medical care, regardless of what the need might be, is provided. They do not have any paid staff..Kim and Sunshine work tirelessly and depend on their faithful volunteers and donors. They deserve to have a five star rating without question.

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Donor

Rating: 5

I so respect the work that is done saving pets at Ok Save a Dog. I am a proud supporter of what they do. It is my favorite charity and help them as much as I can.

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k9rescue 08/24/2011

Thank YOU Carol

Paulette5

Client Served

Rating: 5

I have been blessed by the schnauzer that I adopted from OK Save a Dog in 2011. Sassy is the best dog ever! She wants to please and is such a happy dog. She loves both stomach and belly rubs as well as saying hi to everyone when we take walks. Since her adoption, I have been volunteering and have witnessed the awesome dedication of Kim and Sun. They are truly awesome!

Christon H.

Donor

Rating: 5

I have witnessed numerouse times the heartfelt love and devotion they have for the dogs. They go above and beyond to help find homes and fosters.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

We adopted our fur-daughter from OKSAD back in 2011, they were amazing!!!! Every question we had, they answered, from adoption process, to after care. We still send updates (they were my Layla's "first" family. Many friends have adopted from here as well. They give their love, money, and endless hours. Absolutely the best around!!!!!

Jana6

Client Served

Rating: 5

OK Save a Dog is amazing!! Their unwaivering dedication, hard work, and compassion are very evident to anyone who is familiar with them. My little diva girl, Sadie was rescued by them. I can not imagine my life without her. I am very grateful for what they do. Thank you OK Save a Dog!!

Lara3

Client Served

Rating: 5

My, then seven year old,son had asked Santa for a puppy for Christmas so he could be his best friend. Our family dog had died the summer before and we missed her so much, we felt like our family was not complete without a four legged family member. I had been looking for a rescued dog online for months and always ended up back at OK Save A Dog's site. Their dogs were always happy and healthy looking after they had a chance to care for them and let them come to know they were safe and loved. I balked at the strict application rules a bit a first but, when we had looked all over town at shelters and other rescue places, I realized they were the best-they were there for the dogs welfare and only had their best interests in mind. That is the way it should be. When we drove out to see them after our application had been accepted, I was astonished at the cleanliness and well appointed facilities they maintained for the dogs. Dogs of all sizes and shapes were playing and wagging there tails, not cooped up in crates or small pens. It was very impressive and you could tell that they lived for these little guys. They made sure that we understood our responsibility, helped make sure that we were matched with the right pet for us, and we left with a healthy, happy, neutered and vet vaccinated and checked pup. He has been a perfect fit for us and the following year we adopted another one, this time an older girl who they saved the day before she was to be put down at the shelter. She gave birth to healthy puppies the next day! They had a foster care for them until they were weaned and old enough to be with there own new families and she is a happy spoiled little girl now, we all couldn't be happier. I strongly recommend OK Save A Dog, their knowledge, care, and dedication is outstanding. I have often heard of these folks referred to as angels, I think that might be right.

KyLee M.

Client Served

Rating: 5

She rescued my dog that I surrendered to the shelter. She was on the list to be euthanize'd. Kim saved her and not only does she take care of her since I no longer could she takes care of me too. We talk several times a week via email and she is so understanding in the way that I miss my dog so much. She is not in the business of saving Human's but she saved me from my guilt and from myself. She has also educated me on so many issues concerning dogs. She is truly an amazing Woman, a credit to the human race and I would be in such bad shape right now with out her. Thank You Thank You Thank You Kim and Sunshine for all the sacrifices you make in an effort to make right what the rest of us do wrong.

Misti R.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I contacted OKSAD about adopting a min pin. She showed me a picture of a sweet red min pin in the pound to be killed THAT DAY. I instantly told her I wanted her and she was brought to the rescue. She was one of the best adoptions I've ever made. *I've adopted all my dogs* Her name was Tessa we brought her home and she is the biggest joy! This was back in Oct. We recently decided to adopt another min pin to add to our family and so OF COURSE I go to OKSAD site and out pops little ISIS. She had only been at the rescue for 5 days and was super tiny. I immediately contacted Kim and asked to adopt her. I adopted her on March 28th and she is a great joy! She is getting bigger and stronger and much more social! I just love her! I cannot thank OKSAD enough for what they do and for my girls. They are a blessing! I send everyone I know to OKSAD! Thanks OKSAD!!!!

Yvonne8

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have worked with OKSAD on and off since 2006. I have done transport and fostering for them. They are always ready and willing to back me up with any extra care the animal needs. They keep their rescue clean and presentable. Never smelly. They keep the dogs well cared for. I have worked with other rescues and this is by far my favorite! I never feel like my time is abused or wasted with this group.

Dee C.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I wanted to adopt a dog & I found this organization on PetFinder. When I spoke to the lady she was extremely nice and knowledgeable re: what I was looking for. When I finally got the time to meet her she found the exact dog that fit perfectly with my family. You could tell she was not there just to get rid of the dogs she had. She did a background check & asked me several questions to make sure I was able to care for the dog for the rest of his life. She gets an A+ in my book!

Leah H.

Client Served

Rating: 5

When I was checking around years ago for a dog, I knew I wanted to go through a local rescue shelter. OK Save A Dog was so wonderful to work with and I couldn't ask for a better furry companion! I now follow them on Facebook, and from everything I read, OKSAD still exceeds expectations. They go above and beyond to rescue animals in need and inform the public of upcoming adoption events, fundraising events, etc. The next time I'm looking for a new furry addition to my family, I will definitely return to OK Save A Dog.

Client Served

Rating: 5

We adopted a pet a few years ago and had a wonderful experience with OKSAD. This is definitely the best pet adoption facility in Oklahoma and probably among the other surrounding states as well. The owners take exceptional care of every pet they take in as if they were their own and pets are very well groomed and already spayed/neutered and vaccinated. There is no better way to adopt a pet than from OKSAD. We will definitely adopt all of our pets from now on from them.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 1

This so called non profit group should be called all profit group.I will never rescue again!

Susan23456

Client Served

Rating: 5

In 2008 we lost one of our little dogs, a friend at work pointed me to a listing on Pet Finders of a litter of PomChis. I looked at the listing and realized they were about an hour drive from us, so I applied on line to adopt one of the puppies and once approved, we drove out to OK Save a Dog and met Kim. The dogs were all so well cared for and it was obvious they were happy and loved there. Of course the one we were interested in was one of four from the litter and Kim told us another couple was driving up from Texas to take one of the males, but we could have our pick of the males. Well call us crazy, but we ended up adopting one of the males and both the females that day and have since adopted two more from Kim. I love her dedication to the animals. Some people complain about rescues having adoption applications, etc. I say great, if you can't be bothered to fill out an application to get a new member of your family, then you probably won't be bothered to care for them. Kim and Sunshine are wonderful and the work they do is admirable. Keep saving them Kim and Sunshine and I will keep doing all I can to help!

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k9rescue 08/26/2011

THANK YOU Susan

Melissa234

Client Served

Rating: 5

In 2008 I started online searching to adopt a rescue dog. I came across OK Save A Dog and read a great newspaper article on Kim & her rescue. She approved my application, I asked her to chose the dog & she recommended a GSD mix, a little older, a little overweight that so many others had overlooked. Her words "He's the best dog on this place"... and he was! I continue to support OK Save A Dog through United Way contributions, donated items and referring friends to her for adoption. A coworker of mine has also adopted here, and another is considering. I will myself adopt again from OK Save a Dog. Her dogs are happy, socialized and healthy!

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k9rescue 08/24/2011

Thank You Melissa

Darlene23

Client Served

Rating: 5

I adopted a pet from OK Dog and it was a great experience. I appreciate all the effort that they put into finding homes for these dogs and not just "homes" they actually make sure that it will be a good home and if they dont think it will be then they dont let you adopt. The animals are all ready with shots, spade and neutered before you get them and i had never adopted a pet before but i highly would recomment it to other people. Everyone wants a puppy but i got Bella ...aka pepper and she was 9 months old and was saved by Ok dog and she was very thin when i got her but our family loves her and she loves us unconditionally! Thank you

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k9rescue 08/24/2011

Thank You so much for adopting...

Client Served

Rating: 5

I am a 'client served' having adopted a dog from OKSAD.
I am a 'volunteer', having fostered dogs from OKSAD.
And I am 'experienced in the field', very experienced (20 years).

OKSAD is without a doubt the most professional and dedicated rescue that I have ever run across in over 20 years of being involved in dog rescue. Right there in the middle of small town Oklahoma is a Wonder. A person who has done this on her own for over 10 years resulting in the rescue and placement of over 6,000 dogs! Six thousand dogs! It's hard work rescuing just one dog. It must be evaluated, vetted, bathed, photographed, advertised and most of all loved. I applaud anyone that's rescued even one dog, but thousands of dogs - it's unheard of. It just doesn't happen.
Bravo and a standing ovation for Kim and OK Save A Dog in Prague OK ! ! ! ! ! Thank you so much for your dedication to saving unwanted and in need dogs for over 10 years now!!! The dogs would say Thank You themselves if they could type.

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k9rescue 08/24/2011

Thank you for your continued support!

Mabel Q.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Ok Save A Dog is such a dedicated rescue group! The amount of work that goes into rescues, adoptions, & educating the public, by this group is an insperation!!! Thank you for all you do!!!

Lori H.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Thank God for OK Save a Dog. They are a blessing to all the mistreated and abused dogs. They do such a wonderful job finding forever homes for the dogs that they rescue. They are truly compassionate and caring people that restore a dog's faith in man. Keep up the great work. I love you guys.

Helen S.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I adopted a pet from OK Save a Dog rescue in recent months. I am pleased and amazed at what they do there! Not only do they rescue animals from all kinds of bad situations, they see that they get whatever care they need when they get there (including vetting), they are kept in the best of conditions possible, and are certainly non-profit - I don't see how they do it! And, when it comes to adoption, they are very cautious in seeing that the dog is placed in a good, loving, forever home with the proper environment conducive to a life-long happy relationship for both the pet and the pet's new family (human and otherwise). In my books, they are just the BEST all the way around!

Marilyn G.

Donor

Rating: 5

The work done by this rescue group is heart warming. I've read story after story about the dogs they've saved. I love the updates on the dogs who found new hames and families through them

1 Brianna H.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I have see the storys from some of the dogs these amazing people take in and they are truly awful. These guys take in dogs(an a few other critters) from horrible situations and turn them into wonderful loving pets worthy of great homes. They do this out of the goodness and love in their hearts and ask nothing in return for themselves except the continuing goodwill of man towards our furry companions....Kim and Sunny are truly exceptional people and should be comended for their actions to the fullest extent.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Kim and Sunshine truly treat each individual animal coming across them as a family member. No matter how short the stay a particular animal is there it will have a name and id (rabies). I have watched countless animals turned over to them, seen them cared for, recouped and adopted into loving families. I have been with Sunshine as she worked 24 hrs straight at an adoption event and she never failed to amaze me. I look up to these women and only wish I could help them more.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Kim and the staff at OK Save A Dog have the biggest hearts for animals than anyone I know. Last summer I was on the hunt for a new friend and luckily ran across an ad for a beautiful male PBGV. When I got to OK Save A Dog, I was warmly greeted by Sunshine and shortly thereafter by Kim. It was/is evident beyond a doubt that these ladies truly care and love for their animals in their care. I continue to keep in touch with Kim to this day and I tell everyone who'll listen to me that the best place to adopt is OK Save A Dog. I love Kim's policy of not adopting out until spaying or neutering and the vet care the animals receive in her care seems excellent. Thank you, OK Save A Dog for everything you do

Lisa2345

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have known Kim and Ok save a Dog Rescue since 2004. I adopted my 2 dogs from there. Thats when I seen how wonderful she was and what good things her Rescue was doing. I volunteer for them and foster pups for her. Kim not only saves these animals from death but she loves them. They are not just numbers to her. She has many many sleepless night taking care og the ill ones and bottle feeding the orphan pups. She don't just take em to the vet , she has to do all the work herself. She get NO funding at all! She depends on private donors. None of the sdoption fee nor donations even come close to covering the expenses of the animals in need. There is no other rescue I would recommend in helping at this point than Ok Save a dog in Prague oklahoma. The animals are loved dearly and no matter what has a home there at the rescue no matter how long it takes for them to find their forever home.

Cheree G.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 4

OK Save a Dog does great work. Many innocent animal lives have been saved. Great care of these animals is taken, they receive veterinary care and are spayed and neutered before they are adopted to loving people who will cherish them the rest of their years.

Carolyn23

Volunteer

Rating: 5

they take on the role,not many would,,,ok save a dog is THE BEST you can get for a dog..they provide LOVE like no other shelter i've seen,,before adoption,they make sure,where,&who the dog is going,,they keep a record(track) ofthe pet,,,I wisahed I cxould do more to support OK SAVE A DOG,,,we love them & what theyachive,,,,God bless

Brian R.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Kim and all the OK Save A Dog volunteers do a wonderful job at saving countless lives of animals by taking them in regardless of the challenges and finding them loving homes. Lots of rescues rehome shelter dogs but OK Save A Dog takes the time to find them loving homes that are the right fit for the animal and the adopters.

Amber23

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

OkSaveADog is a wonderful rescue. These ladies love and care for so many dogs each year. Each dog is vetted and spayed/neutered upon arrival. Their rescue isn't like any I've ever seen. The dogs have comfortable living, are very well taken care of, happy and healthy. These ladies are angels. Love all they do!

Laura E.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I've known Ok Save A Dog for several years. The first time I met Kim was when she helped a beautiful red golden that I found wandering, half starved and filthy. Within a month, this girl was cleaned up, fully vetted and in a new home.

They work tirelessly saving and finding good homes for the dogs at the rescue. Being outside the metro means travel is a big part of their adoption process but each week, sometimes several times a week, they journey to the city to adoption events and to rescue dogs in need.

Cindy K.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Kim is incredible. Her heart is truly with the dogs she saves. No matter what, she will not allow a dog to go to a home she does not feel is best. Even if it takes a little longer to find a good home and that costs her that much more. She knows the animal will not be in a good place and could end up back in a shelter.

1 sunshine

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Kim works very hard to save many (600 yr) dogs from kill shelters and pounds, she keeps them all in comfort while spaying and neutering 100% before adoption. These dogs are loved and well cared for they are happy and content.
Kim works for no wages, 365 days a yr no donations are used for wages 100% goes to caring for the dogs.
Your money goes to saving lives here no wages, no fancy buildings to support.

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