In a small town in the middle of Sequoyah County, Oklahoma there is an extraordinary “all volunteer” animal rescue where families travel from across the country to adopt rescued pets from the Ahimsa Rescue Foundation.

Ahimsa Rescue Foundation is unique in the world of animal rescue. Ahimsa Rescue Foundation strives to find the most perfect, loving homes possible for the pets that come into rescue with us.
Ahimsa’s goal is to unite pets and people to form loving and lasting families. We take into consideration both the family’s lifestyle and the individual personalities of our animals.
Thank you to the Ahimsa Volunteer Team for providing love and care to the animals at Ahimsa Rescue Foundation. Thank you adopting families for making adoption your first option.
“The one absolutely unselfish friend that a man can have in this selfish world, the one that never deserts him, the one that never proves ungrateful or treacherous, is his dog.” Senator George Vest, 1870
We love hearing from our adopters with tales and stories of them and their newest family members. Pictures and “Adoption Tales” may be submitted any time after a pet has been adopted. Follow up reports, stories and tales are also welcome.
Send your letters to Adoption Tales.

Recent Tales

Champ’s 1 year adoption update

  • 2022-07-24

Champ’s one year adoption update: I hope all is well with the Ahimsa family. I wanted to provide a one year adoption update. Our life with Champ continues to ...

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Clifford is “One lucky dog!”

  • 2022-06-01

” Clifford’s just about synced up with the napping, eating, walking schedules the other dogs.  No accidents but he did swipe the butter dish off the counter that we found ...

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13 year old Gran’s one year adoption anniversary

  • 2022-05-22

“Ahimsa Rescue,  Just a note that it’s been one year since I adopted Gran from your shelter. She’s now 14 and still full of energy and happiness and has vision ...

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Charlie was finally adopted to a wonderful home after 9 months at Ahimsa Rescue Foundation.

  • 2022-05-06

Adoption Update: Charlie “Charlie is doing great!  Very affectionate.  He still gets so excited when we see him especially in the morning…well not just in the morning but every ...

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Lego’s 2 year adoption update:)

  • 2022-04-24

Hi Ahimsa Team!  April 18th marks our two year anniversary of bringing Lego (Formally Drantley) home to live with our family in Northwest Arkansas. To celebrate, we just made a ...

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A very nice story about a bulldog named Baylee

  • 2021-10-13

One day at Ahimsa Rescue Foundation a female bulldog mix named Baylee was surrendered to Ahimsa.  Baylee’s family had to move and could not take Baylee along.   It was ...

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Dashti now called “Tashti Bean” adopted to wonderful home in Arcadia, OK

  • 2021-10-05

“”I call her our little ballerina because of the twirls and twirls she does! We loooove her so much. Her name is now Tashi Bean. I wanted to keep ...

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Anoek’s 4 year adoption update

  • 2021-09-27

:Hi all, It has been 4 years since this little princess squeaked her way into my life. She has been nothing but a joy and a trooper through her ...

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Anoek’s 4 year adoption update with new sister Sandy

  • 2021-09-27

:Hi all, It has been 4 years since this little princess squeaked her way into my life. She has been nothing but a joy and a trooper through her ...

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Birdie’s happy new home

  • 2021-09-27

Birdie has a permanent place in our hearts and our home!  She loves her daily walks, especially going on Saturday morning to pickup donuts.    I will definitely be ...

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