Please complete this application form if you are interested in becoming a volunteer and/or foster for Oklahoma City Animal Welfare. Once you complete the form, click the continue button at the bottom.


Personal Information

Please be sure to use a unique email address, volunteers sharing email addresses will not be able to log in to their profile and may have trouble receiving messages from our system.


Emergency Contact


Parent/Legal Guardian Information

If you're under the age of 18, please provide the name and contact information for the person who will be with you when you volunteer. They will also need to submit an application and complete training.


Pet Information

Please list the names, ages, genders and types of pets you have in your home.


Background info


Background Check/Liability Waiver

-Background Check-
A part of the application process is a background check. We will use the information provided to us on this application as a part of our review. By checking the box below you are acknowledging your willingness to take part in this process, and attesting that all the information provided above is accurate, to the best of your knowledge.

-Liability Waiver-
-By checking "I agree", you understand that when you have foster animals in your home, OKCAW employees may visit your home with limited notification to check on the welfare of the animals. You also understand that while fostering, the animal remains property of OKCAW and you can be asked to return the animal to the Shelter at any time. You understand OKCAW cannot guarantee the health or temperament of any animal that is placed in your home and you assume all liability that comes with foster. You will not have anyone watch or transport this animal without a signed Oklahoma City Animal Welfare Release & Waiver of Liability for volunteers. Further, you agree to release The City of Oklahoma City and any of its employees from any and all liability, claims, suits, demands or causes of action which may arise out of or be brought against The City of Oklahoma City or its employees by virtue of your foster service for animals from the Oklahoma City Animal Welfare Shelter.

-"I hereby declare and state that I desire a volunteer assignment at The City of Oklahoma City Animal Shelter, hereinafter “OKCAW”. Further, I hereby freely and of my own free will and volition execute this document releasing The City of Oklahoma City and any of its employees from any and all liability, claims, suits, demands, or causes of action which may arise out of or be brought against the City of Oklahoma City or its employees by virtue of any of my volunteer service with the Animal Welfare Division.

By executing this document it is my intent to forever discharge, release and hold harmless The City of Oklahoma City and its employees, agents, or sub-contractors. I am fully aware that by signing this document I am releasing the above mentioned parties from any liability that may arise as a result of intentional or negligent service with the OKCAW.

I further understand and acknowledge that the animal shelter will contain animals of various species, breeds, ages, socialization, status, personalities and temperaments, and that some animals may be dangerous, unpredictable, vicious, or ill with diseases that are transmittable to humans or to the other animals, including mu own pets, through direct contact or by contamination of shoes, clothing, hands, or through other means. I further understand and acknowledge that the Animal Shelter may possess noxious odors and animal waste, and may pose health and/or safety hazards."