Animal related


aka Dogs As Family Inc

Oklahoma City, OK


To rescue, provide sanctuary, rehabilitate, and find loving, forever homes for dogs that have been neglected, are stray, abused or just unwanted.

Dogs As Family, Inc. is committed to helping any dog in need. Our primary focus - the dogs left behind when a family moves and the dogs living on the streets trying to find food, shelter, love. By doing this, we keep them out of the shelter making space for another one to be saved. We educate the public on the benefits of spay/neuter and the rewards of providing a home for a homeless animal.

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On the scale of non-profits we are a very small dedicated group. We believe in quality medical care no matter what the dogs condition is. The love of dogs keeps us going but not without the support and financial help of you the donors. Please consider joining our team in saving these furry kids with whatever capacity you are able to. Thank you in advance for considering Dogs As Family Inc.

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Founder & President

Mrs. Brenda Myers

Main Address

PO Box 13457

Oklahoma City, OK 73113 USA


Oklahoma City





Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Animal Protection and Welfare (includes Humane Societies and SPCAs) (D20)

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (B01)

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Trapping Homeless Dogs Living On The Streets

The Friends For Folks - Lexington Prison Training Program

Education: Adoption of Homeless Dogs

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Dogs As Family, Inc. primary goal is to take unwanted dogs who have been injured, neglected or left behind by individuals and provide them excellent medical attention, sanctuary, rehabilitation and find loving, forever homes.

Our steps to achieve our goal:
* We trap homeless dogs who have been living on the streets without food, shelter, safety and love.
* Kill shelters, individuals, veterinarian, and other rescue groups - call us when an animal has been dumped, found with injuries or adjustment issues.
* We provide excellent medical evaluation and care based on the need of each individual dog.
* We make decisions on care based on what is best for each individual dog, not by price, time, ease or euthanasia.
* Once all medical needs are taken care of we begin the rehabilitation process.
* Rehabilitation consists of evaluating emotional/adjustment issues, basic obedience training, some dogs we put through the Lexington Prison Training Program, individual foster care for each dog to understanding their fears, anxiety, aggression caused by physical or mental wounds and addressing those concerns through positive reinforcement, providing and developing safe patterns, soothing treatment of dog massage and plenty of one on one care and love.
* When a dog is ready to be placed in a loving, forever home - each family is evaluated with a home visit, evaluation of how each dog reacts to a family, attention to what type of home would be best for each dog and follow-up visits with maintaining contact.
* We also micro-chip each dog with our rescues information if they are ever lost or taken to a shelter.
* We have all new owners sign our adoption agreement requiring them to keep tags & collars on the dogs at all times, maintain health records/needs, and if there is any reason they no-longer want the dog we require each adopted dog is returned to our rescue.

* Our president, Brenda Myers, is known in the Oklahoma rescue community as being an experienced trapper. She has great patience and understanding in capturing the dog she has committed to recover.
* Variety of traps: very small to building full enclosures.
* Knowledge of animal behavior and extremely loving, kind and predicable so dogs begin to see she will be there and trust her.
* Brenda Myers was determined and patient in getting space in the Lexington Prison Friends For Folks program for the dogs that need the extra training and socialization skills they offer.
* Strict standards: dogs are examined and treated from licensed veterinarians and specialists. Dogs As Family, Inc. does not personally give vaccinations and rarely uses spay & neuter clinics. All dogs see local licensed veterinarians and provides the medical history when each dog is adopted.

In 2014: 154 dogs were safely removed from the streets or unhealthy situations.
Each dog was given a chance to heal from injuries acquired by abuse, uneducated owners i.e. heart-worms, masses or tumors, cancer, natural disaster (F5 tornado), injured or being hit by cars.
Education to the public and adopters about spay and neutering, heart-worm preventative, regular checkups and unusual or unwanted behaviors.
142 dogs were adopted into loving, forever homes.
Over 825 dogs since 2008 have been shown compassion, love and quality healthcare through our rescue.

Since 2008 over 825 dogs have been saved from the streets, kill shelters, left at veterinary offices with major injuries, recovered from family situations and tornadoes. More than 810 have been adopted into loving, forever homes through our rescue. We've continued to educate individuals through adoptions, email newsletters, adoption events and others through referrals or by calling the rescue. We continue to save and educate despite being all volunteer with no paid staff.

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