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PAW First Rescue is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, no-kill rescue, rehabilitation, and adoption group for dogs and cats. We are located in Ponca City, OK.


We are completely foster-based. Our animals are in our homes. Anytime an animal comes from a crowded animal shelter, their stress level will naturally be high. We take the guesswork out of how the animals respond to a home environment. We give them time to decompress and settle in.

Most dog adoption fees, whether from a rescue organization, or an animal shelter, range from $75.00 to $150.00.

Why so much money? Who would pay that kind of money for a dog nobody seems to want anyway? The answer is in our wonderful adopters.

When adopting an animal, we can fill that spot with another animal that is waiting on death row.

Although the adoption fee is one way we recover the cost of caring for our rescued PAW First animals, it also serves another function. The adoption fee will put off anybody who is not willing to spend money on properly caring for his or her companion dog. If you cannot afford an adoption fee (which is less than the actual costs of vetting), then you are unlikely to be able to afford care for your companion when he falls ill or has an accident. Saving the money it takes to adopt a dog is a lot easier than having $1000 cash in hand when something goes wrong and medical attention is necessary.

If someone won't spend it to bring home a loving companion, then it is more than likely that they won't spend it when it is really needed either. It is a harsh world out there for these dogs, and making sure the dogs go to a good, responsible home that will care for them for the rest of their life is the number one concern of most shelter and rescue volunteers.





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