When you think of the state of Oklahoma and its nickname of the Sooner State, you might not have a clue as to what that means. It goes back to the 1800s when the Indian territory there was opened up for people to rush in and claim as their own. The Sooners were the ones that got there first. So it would seem that they went in "sooner rather than later." The AVMA found this state to consist of 43.2 percent of the population in their 2012 study to own dogs. That is a pretty good number.
One of the major cities, Oklahoma City, boasts a large number of pet friendly hotels as well as dog parks, restaurants, and more. It is pretty clear just from one visit to this city that the residents there really love their dogs. In fact, these dogs are members of the family that own them more than they are pets. Tulsa, Oklahoma is another large city where dogs are appreciated and catered to in many ways. Del City, Oklahoma operates the Wiggley Field Dog Park at Ray Trent Park. The three acre size park is fenced for the safety of the dogs, and has a separate space for small dogs. There are plenty of trees, lights, turf, chairs, play equipment, water fountains, paths, fire hydrants for dogs, and a pond. Human restrooms are also included.
Oklahoma seems to offer quite a bit to their dogs. If you happen to be a resident of Oklahoma and want to join in on the fun, browse through the following ads of puppies for sale in your state.