Value News Articles - Pets

Pet Food Drive and Adoption Event At Claremore's Dave's RV

By: Value News | Category: Pets | Issue: May 2021

Dave's RV in Claremore is hosting a Pet Adoption and Pet Food Drive! Dave's RV will be collecting bags of dog and cat food the entire month of May 2021. The bags must be new and unopened. Everyone that brings in a 30 lb. bag or more of dog or cat food will receive their choice of $500 off the purchase of an RV, or 15 percent off parts.

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Unusual Pet Companions

By: Chris Putman | Category: Pets | Issue: April 2021

While the typical cat or dog remains the No. 1 and two picks respectively for pet ownership, some people prefer to think outside of the litter box when choosing their household companion. Among some of the most popular pets are fish, rabbits, hamsters, guinea pigs or birds.

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More Than Just Bingo: Tulsa SPCA 2020 Virtual Bingo Bash

By: Asya Proano | Category: Pets | Issue: November 2020

The Tulsa Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (Tulsa SPCA) was founded in 1913 by local volunteers whose goal it was to provide care to homeless cats and dogs and also protect animals against abuse. Over a hundred years later, the organization has been continuously growing and with its shelter, clinic and various programs able to help thousands of animals. One of the Tulsa SPCA’s most popular fundraising events is the annual Bingo Bash, which was sold out in 2019, with more than 220 guests in attendance. Originally scheduled for July 18, 2020, it had to be postponed due to the current pandemic.

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Contemporary Compassion

By: Macy Goodnight | Category: Pets | Issue: January 2020

The Tulsa SPCA will be opening their new state-of-the-art facility in January, and will provide veterinary and adoption services for cats and dogs. The veterinary services are provided at a decreased cost, to increase the accessibility of vital care for these animals. The new facility was a long time coming, replacing the old building that was built in 1931. There are many ways to get involved and support further progress, growth, and longevity of this vital organization. Learn more at

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Best Friends Start Business with Love of Animals and Dogged Determination

By: Tom Fink | Category: Pets | Issue: June 2019

Krista Keesling and Jill Pratt bonded over their mutual love for dogs, and when Krista started getting an abundance of requests to dog-sit, they took the opportunity to start Pet Sitting Services of Tulsa. Instead of boarding, their employees take care of the animals in the client's home, where the animals are more comfortable in their own environment. All pet sitters are interviewed extensively before being hired, to ensure they’re the “right fit” for the company. Learn more about the business in the June 2019 edition of VALUES News Magazine and at

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Quality Care Unleashed

By: Ashley Waitkus | Category: Pets | Issue: December 2018

The veterinarians at Family Animal Medicine understand the importance of relationship-based care when it comes to taking care of fur babies and their families.

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It’s Time to Putt for Pups!

By: Mary Bransford | Category: Pets | Issue: May 2018

Animal Aid of Tulsa presents Putting for Pets! The lively golf tournament taking place at Mohawk Park Golf Course, 5223 E 41st St North, Tulsa. Lunch and swag provided to all lucky foursomes who participate. The cost is $300.00 per foursome.

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Pamper Your Pup

By: Whitley Mumm | Category: Pets | Issue: October 2017

At Kelly’s Dazzle Dog Grooming Spa, your pets aren’t just guests, they’re family. From the moment you walk in the door, you and your furry friend can feel at home. Most importantly, you and your dog will build a personal relationship their groomer. For owner Kelly McKinney, the groomer-dog relationship is of utmost importance.

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A Special Goodbye for Your Family Pet

By: Amy Beth Dobbins | Category: Pets | Issue: July 2017

According to Angel Askins, every pet deserves dignity upon its passing. For this reason, the facility offers a place for special goodbyes. There are two viewing rooms as well as a chapel if a memorial service is desired. “Every dog or cat [pet] has a story,” explains Askins, and Angel’s Pet Funeral Home & Crematory is helping pet owners tell it.

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A Pet's Paradise

By: Jillian Moore | Category: Pets | Issue: November 2016

Route 66 Dog Ranch has been providing an oasis in the country since March 2016. Your family dog has 64,880 square feet to run freely and safely at the Sapulpa facility while you’re on vacation.

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A New Service to Honor Your Furry Family Members

By: Lorrie Ward | Category: Pets | Issue: August 2016

In September of 1996, Angel Askins rescued a Bernese Mountain Dog and named her Maggie. As delighted as she was to have this sweet animal as a part of her household, she had no idea the bond she would form with Maggie until the following November when Angel’s father passed away unexpectly.

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Prepare for the Dog Days of Summer

By: Christopher Davis | Category: Pets | Issue: March 2014

Spring has arrived, leaving behind snow-patched, frozen yards. Of course, pets seem to enjoy thawing yards, taking every opportunity to indulge in the puddle-wonderful world.

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All in the Family

By: Stephanie Reed | Category: Pets | Issue: November 2013

Family is a term in flux. For some, the word alludes to close relatives, and for others family is a way to describe kindred spirits.

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SAHO Breaks Ground on New Building

By: Christopher Davis | Category: Pets | Issue: November 2013

The word is out that SAHO provides some of the best ­animal care in Owasso. With a team of six doctors, a ­professional trainer and over 40 support staff, they have seen their clientele expand.

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Pamper Your Pets

By: Christopher Davis | Category: Pets | Issue: October 2013

Whether your furry family member is a humble house pet or best in show, Beth’s Pawfection Dog Grooming has you covered, nail to tail.

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A Not-So-Small Small Animal Hospital

By: Christopher Davis | Category: Pets | Issue: August 2013

With seven doctors and over 40 on staff to support them, SAHO (Small Animal Hospital of Owasso) is one of the largest ­animal hospitals in Green Country.

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Our Family Taking Care of Yours

By: Susan Erler | Category: Pets | Issue: May 2013

Nothing is more important than the health of your family ­members, and that includes your four-legged family members too.

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Happy Pets While You’re Away

By: Sheryl Sowell | Category: Pets | Issue: April 2013

“Until one has loved an animal, a part of one’s soul remains unawakened.” Anyone with a pet can relate to this quote – our dogs, cats, horses, reptiles and birds…

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Fido Fun Run

By: Lorrie Ward | Category: Pets | Issue: April 2013

Dog owners: mark your ­calendars for April 27, 2013!

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A Cut Above the Rest

By: Carol Beck-Round | Category: Pets | Issue: March 2013

Patience is one word that Beth Holmes uses to describe her job as a dog groomer. Holmes owns and operates Beth’s Pawfection Dog Grooming.

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New Year, New Location

By: Sheryl Sowell | Category: Pets | Issue: January 2013

Strathe Veterinary Hospital is excited to announce a new ­chapter of growth in their ­business, which first opened in Owasso 20 years ago.

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Vet Tech of the Year

By: Shelly Robinson | Category: Pets | Issue: November 2012

Veterinary Technician Wanda Cline is much more comfortable cradling a dog or cat in her arms than holding an award, but that love of animals is precisely what inspired t…

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Respect your Elder Dogs

By: Shelly Robinson | Category: Pets | Issue: October 2012

What would you do if your best friend told you that she was in constant pain and that everyday movements were becoming ­difficult? You’d want to do all you could to help, right?

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Personal Pet Care

By: Lorrie Ward | Category: Pets | Issue: October 2012

When she came to work for Dr. Greg Strathe in January of 2012, one of the first things that Hospital Director Karen Hutchinson noticed was how ­personable Dr. Strathe was with patients and their owners.

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Neighborhood Neuter

By: Lorrie Ward | Category: Pets | Issue: May 2012

If you have a pet that needs to be spayed or neutered and you’re looking for a caring, safe and affordable place to have the procedure performed, there is still time t…

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Pets Are Part of the Family

By: Carol Beck-Round | Category: Pets | Issue: January 2012

When pet owners walk through the doors of Owasso’s new Family Animal Medicine (F.A.M.), they’ll feel right at home with familiar faces greeting them.

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Tag Day April 2

By: Lorrie Ward Jackson | Category: Pets | Issue: March 2011

If you own a dog or a cat, you will understand the sentiment: your animal is more than just a pet to you; he or she is a part of your family.

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A Cut Above Lives Up to Name

By: Susan Erler | Category: Pets | Issue: December 2010

As any pet owner will attest, your pets always make their way into your heart, and before you know it, they are members of the family. No one seems to know exactly when or how it happens, but it does.

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Pets Love the Holidays Too

By: Sheryl Sowell | Category: Pets | Issue: December 2010

Pet Stop owners Sara and David Wilson have served the needs of Owasso pet owners for over 14 years.

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Cookbook Benefits Homeless Animals

By: Deanna Rebro | Category: Pets | Issue: November 2010

If animals could cook for their human companions, they would choose recipes from “Table Scraps – Cookbook for People.”This new first edition cookbook, published as…

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Treating Your Pets Like Family

By: Susan Erler | Category: Pets | Issue: February 2010

As any dog or cat owner will confess, your pet is your “baby.” They become members of your family, and you worry about them just like you would your own child.

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Washing Your Dog Can Be Easy

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Pets | Issue: December 2009

Budget Dog Wash of Broken Arrow was the first location in the metropolitan area to introduce a private, state-of-the-art, self-service dog wash.

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Providing All Your Pet Needs

By: Deanna Rebro | Category: Pets | Issue: December 2009

When you want good advice and good products to care for your pet, Pet Stop is the place to go. For 13 years Pet Stop, 12701 E. 86th St. N., has served the Owasso community.

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Pet Sitting With Love

By: Sheryl Sowell | Category: Pets | Issue: November 2009

With the holiday season upon us, families will be making lots of out-of-town trips in the next couple of months.

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A Clean Dog Is a Happy Dog

By: Joshua Danker-Dake | Category: Pets | Issue: August 2009

The self-service dog wash – you may never have heard of such a thing, but Budget Dog Wash seems to be taking Tulsa and Broken Arrow by storm.

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Pet Stop Continues Love A Pet Tradition

By: Lorrie Ward Jackson | Category: Pets | Issue: July 2009

For many years, Love A Pet was a fixed part of the Broken Arrow community. Sara and David Wilson of Pet Stop in Owasso are the store’s new owners and have changed its name to Pet Stop.

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Say I Do to Doggie Do

By: Sheryl Sowell | Category: Pets | Issue: February 2009

Don’t be fooled by the name – Doggie Do Shampoo in Claremore isn’t just for dogs; it’s a full service pet grooming facility for dogs and cats.

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Find Your Furry Valentine

By: Joshua Danker-Dake | Category: Pets | Issue: February 2009

For 12 years, StreetCats, a not-for-profit feline adoption and welfare organization, has been helping Tulsa’s homeless cat population. StreetCats is operated and maintained entirely by volunteers.

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Everything Pets

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Pets | Issue: December 2008

Family-owned Pet Stop in Owasso is the ultimate pet shop.

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Fish Aficionados

By: Joshua Danker-Dake | Category: Pets | Issue: November 2008

Since 2005, Premier Aquatics, located at 61st and Sheridan, has served Tulsa’s fish and aquarium needs with exceptional experience, knowledge and customer service.

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Your Pet’s New Friend

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Pets | Issue: June 2008

Indian Springs Animal Hospital, formerly Indian Springs Vet Hospital, has made some changes recently, including a new name and a new owner.

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Pet Stop Celebrates 12th Anniversary

By: Shelly Robinson | Category: Pets | Issue: June 2008

Have you ever invited a bird to your birthday party? Diego, a blue and gold macaw, is a real party animal.

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High-Tech Horse Sense

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Pets | Issue: August 2007

Legacy Equine Centre has recently opened its doors as the newest, state-of-the-art hospital for horses in northeastern Oklahoma.

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Green Country Vet Unveils New Surgical Laser Center

By: Value News | Category: Pets | Issue: April 2007

Green Country Veterinary Hospital, located at 12226 A Heywood Hill Road in Sapulpa, announces the immediate offering of laser surgery to pet owners in the Sapulpa and Tulsa metropolitan areas.

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The Aches and Pains of Arthritis

By: Value News | Category: Pets | Issue: January 2007

Arthritis is a condition that affects more than 8 million of dogs and cats, it is believed that one in five adult dogs is affected.

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