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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

63 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

3 Leslie104

Client Served

Rating: 5

This place is the real deal. I found my dog online and drove for three hours to get there and when I arrived I could not believe it. A true rescue with one concerted effort to save animals and rehome them in forever loving homes. These people work so hard to make sure that the animals are well cared for first and then placed in a good fit for both. I hope that you will award ok save a dog because it is a true rescue in every way.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

My family and I adopted from OKSAD. This is what started our relationship with them. Now we volunteer to foster for them a few times a year. I have fostered for other organizations, but none come close to the level of care, expertise, and devotion that these ladies show toward the animals that they rescue. The animals always come first and they do everything in their power, then more, to save and care for them. They have devoted their lives to this mission. I am honored to foster for them.

3 Pam_86

Client Served

Rating: 5

We adopted our Abby from Kim at OK Save a Dog. They do such wonderful work on behalf of homeless dogs. We drove 4 hours from outside Dallas to pick up Abby, they care for and find homes for so many deserving dogs.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This rescue is what all others should strive to be. They are honest, caring and all about the dogs. I adopted my Abby from Kim 5 years ago and would not hesitate to go back again. The Dogs are treated as family and not kept in cages. They are loved and cared for as long as they are there. They handle the tough times with grace and always take in more when there is more need than space.

3 Shaena W.

Client Served

Rating: 5

We adopted Demo (previously Jake & Socks) from OKSAD. He is a great member of our family and has 4 other fur siblings. Adopting and working with this group was great. They really care about their animals and where they will find their fur-ever homes!

3 Teresa H.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I have gotten 3 of my furbabies from OK Save A Dog and they are a wonderful organization to work with. They truly care for their rescues and work with them to make them more adoptable. I have fostered for them as well and they have been very supportive if I needed assistance. They have a great staff and volunteers.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This is one of the greatest rescue groups I know. I have gotten 3 of my last dogs from them and they are always working to help save dogs from shelters, bad breeders, hoarders and abuse situations. These dogs are always taken care of no matter the problems or difficulties involved. They try and find the best home for the people adopting as well as the pet being adopted. Wonderful crew.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

What a great job this organization does. They are saving/rescuing so many dogs and puppies, including seniors that otherwise would not get a second chance. We got a dog from here in June to be my son's friend and companion, and already know that any future dogs will come from here. The dogs are already socialized with people and other dogs, and they know each dog's personality.

1 Peggy63

Client Served

Rating: 5

This rescue is absolutely amazing! They take excellent care of each and every dog that is there. The dogs are fed high quality no grain dog food, they are on Heartworm prevention. Each dog is given attention and love, which is so important when dealing with these dogs , so many have been in just horrible situations! This rescue took in a momma dog and her two puppies that my husband found on the side of the road . The momma dog was street smart and weary of humans, they helped bring her out of her shell and now she has a home ! Her two puppies also found a wonderful home together!

2 Rachel177

Client Served

Rating: 5

Molly stole our hearts three years ago, when we stumbled upon an adoption event and saw a tiny slip of a dog curled up in the back of her crate. She came home that day and soon discovered the joy of couches, beds, scritches, and regular meals. Little Molly-dog had been a hoarder rescue and it was immediately obvious that she had a very special place in OK Save A Dog's hearts as well. Molly (or Storm, as she was known at OKSAD) is still a little slip of a thing who, after spending the first two years in a cage, will lay down in the grass in the backyard and simply look at the world around her.

OKSAD does some good work and I, for one, am eternally grateful that they were on hand to rescue Molly and willing to let her come home with me. I can't imagine life without Molly. Thank you, OKSAD!

1 Catrina S.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Three years ago we adopted an absolutely perfect terrier mix. She was a horder dog and so shy that if we sneezed she would run and hide. Now she is the most personable dog I have ever met. If you sneeze she runs to check on you and give kisses, or boop your nose with a little paw.

So a earlier this year when we started looking for another baby to play with her, we knew exactly where to go. Sunshine is amazing and one of the greatest people have ever met.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

The three dogs living with us now are all from this rescue. We have adopted others that have moved out with our grown kids. The dogs are known by the volunteers at the rescue so they can be paired well with prospective families.
Dogs at the rescue roam free in fenced enclosures rather than having to be caged. This means their interaction with other animals can be observed which, again, results in better placements.
Commitment to the animals is paramount at this rescue. Sometimes that results in unhappy people (who don't get a dog unsuited for their home) but that's okay. OKSave a Dog exists solely to save dogs and improve their lives. They are stellar at achieving that mission.
They have been around a long time and have helped countless dogs move on from tragic circumstances.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I have so much to be grateful to OKSAD for. Their staff have enormous hearts full of kindness and compassion. They helped my son find happiness whilst visiting Oklahoma from the UK for cancer treatment and did everything possible to make come true his wish of bringing one of their dogs home with us. Tips the Boston cross is a joy and only here with us because of Kim and her dedicated staff. They are truly amazing people.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

We adopted our dear Bear, a wonderful German Shepherd, from Kim years and years ago when OKSAD was in their infancy. Then later we adopted Eddie, our sweet Jack Russell. Both have been wonderful dogs. I have seen a lot of rescues come and go, but OKSAD has been steadfast in their passion and dedication to improving the lives of the abandoned dogs in the area. They have taken what little money they get from donations to improve their facilities and have expanded their abilities but have never profited from it. I truly admire them for doing such difficult work with love and grace.

2 Ren C.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Every dog I've ever lived with has been from OK Save a Dog. They are professional, passionate and so knowledgeable. When it comes to finding homes for dogs they don't worry about how many dogs they can find homes for, they worry about the quality of the home, how the dog will affect the home and how the home will affect the dog. OK Save a Dog is what I wish all animal shelters were, it's not about the bottom line for them it's about saving animals, and in that regard they are the best.

2 Sharon K. M.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I adopted my GSD Blossom from this rescue. Could not ask for a better rescue. For them it's all about the animals.

1 Elaine61

Client Served

Rating: 5

Great charity with great dogs. I have fostered for them and adopted two. They are loving, caring people. The dogs are all healthy when available for adoption with shots, de-wormed, heart worm checked and have microchips.

1 Writer

Client Served

Rating: 5

I have had Tracy for over 8 yrs. My daughter adopted McQueen about 7 yrs ago and through a move I have him. Both dogs were vet cared for and fixed before they ever left OK Save A Dog. I have called several times to find out a bit more information about Tracy and they were always very polite and helpful. The facility is clean and all of the animals are well cared for and happy. In the future I plan to adopt from them again, Great Place, Great People, Great Dogs.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I have adopted 2 dogs from OK Save A DOG and they are wonderful pets. Tracy is now 9 and mcQueen is 7. Both dogs were healthy, fixed, and well mannered when I got them. They go to great lengths to help not only the animals, they also provide as much information as they can to assist you with your new best friend....

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Client Served

Rating: 1

To the people who adopted Poppy - I want you to know that Poppy was very loved and is missed terribly! I cry daily over what we had to do. You need to know also that Kim is a hateful woman, and she lies. She had in Poppy’s profile that “she had no idea why Poppy was returned” She knew good and well!! We did NOT want to return Poppy - my heart is broken and I miss her terribly! But she attacked our 5 lb Yorkie and put a gash on her head requiring staples from ear to ear. The Yorkie will be ok, but EVERYONE, including our vet, said it was a bad idea to try to keep Poppy now. (We’ve had Yorkie 9 years, Poppy almost 4 years) They said the risk of finding Yorkie dead sometime was too high. Poppy and I had a great connection and I feel like I lost part of me. I was trying to find a home for Poppy myself and Kim wrote me the most hateful, hurtful email! TO ANYONE WHO ADOPTS FROM THIS WOMAN - FIRST THING TO DO - have your dog rechipped to you! SECOND, If you ever find yourself in our position - DO NOT RETURN YOUR PET TO HER! Do whatever you can to find your dog a home! Kim will make you feel like dirt! She should not be in this business, she has sub-zero people skills. I wish all her dogs would be adopted out and she’d be put out of business!

1 Jessica260

Client Served

Rating: 5

This is beyond a rescue for dogs, they rescue every pet parent as well. They match you with a dog they feel is right for your family. I can't rave enough about the two babies I have from them. Were completely in love, and great full for this rescue.

1 Tera L.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I have adopted two Great Danes through OK Save a Dog. I went out to their facility and was incredibly impressed by how calm all the animals were. None of the frenetic fear that you see at a shelter. Huge pens for the dogs, separated, and with shelter from the weather. It was like going to someone's house who happened to have a LOT of dogs, rather than a rescue facility.

I cannot praise Kim and Sunshine enough for their hard work and dedication to the animals they rescue!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I love OK Save A Dog and would never adopt from anywhere else. These two dedicated individuals don't just rescue and re-home, they are truly dedicated to this cause. They will not allow their rescued pups to go to any home, it must be the right home. Their primary goal saving as many hopeless and condemned dogs as they can and finding them the best forever home available. They will never allow an intact pet to leave their kennels, thereby alleviating the need for anymore abandoned, unwanted dogs. After adoption they are available to answer questions, provide advice, educate and they alway love reports from the adopters about how the new family member is doing. A great organization, with dedicated, knowledgeable people who really care about their wards and the people who adopt them. Do yourself a favor if you want to adopt look to OK Save A Dog first.