Providing a home and care for a pet is a lifetime commitment.
1990: Pets & People was formed by Pam Wright, Mel Berger, Donelda Wheatley and Jody Harlan, in February, 1990 as a pet therapy program where volunteers visited nursing centers in Yukon, Oklahoma. Later, Pets & People expanded into a full service humane society, which rescues dog and cats from area animal shelters. To support the pets the shelter was rescuing, Pets and People added a foster home program, community projects, and school education projects emphasizing the importance of spay/neuter. Additionally, a thrift store was added. Pets and People became a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.
1992: Pets and People’s association with PETsMART Corporation began. Weekly adoption fairs were held in local Petsmarts to place dogs and cats in suitable homes.1993: The Junior Pets & People program was implemented to provide valuable education and fundraising.1994: Pets and People received the national “Do Something” grant for the school visitation education project.
1996: PETsMART Pet Supply Corporation awarded Pets and People Humane Society the Petsmart “Humane Award of Excellence” trophy. In part, PETsMART said, “Pets and People exemplifies the spirit of dedication and volunteerism in the area of animal welfare.”
1998: Grand Opening of New Shelter building
1999: Opened 1st Dog Park in the State of Oklahoma
2000: New Addition to Shelter was built
2016: Pets and People Humane Society celebrated 26 years of uninterrupted service to pets and people in the state of Oklahoma.