From shelters to foster and adoption groups, there are many different options when you are looking to add a new four-legged member to your family. Every week Townsquare's Pet Patrol, brought to you by Midtown Animal Hospital highlights adoptable pets from across the Southwest Oklahoma and North Texas areas, hoping to find furr-ever homes for shelter pets from throughout the region.

This week we are highlighting animals from 12 shelters, and hope to add more as momentum builds for this project. We will also be featuring information on upcoming events at our local shelters, as well as bringing you information on upcoming fund raising activities for these organization.

The Pet Patrol is brought to you by Midtown Animal Hospital. We would also like to thank Just 4 K9s and Kitties 2, your home for grooming supplies, as well as all of your pets' needs, from food to beds to toys. Please remember to spay and neuter, and of course to adopt, not shop!



Congratulations to Darci and Stormy, who were accepted to be in the 10 week Inmate Program in Holdenville at the Davis Correctional Facility. We are very excited for this opportunity and for these two sweet girls who have been in foster care now for over a year. We will send updates of their progress as they go through this training.

These sweet girls are Friend Fur Change Foster Dogs.

photos courtesy of Friends Furr Change

Last week Abby was the feature pet for Lawton Animal Welfare. Within hours of being featured, she was adopted and is now in her furr-ever home with her new family. Here's wishing many happy years to Abby and her new family.

photo courtesy of Lawton Animal Welfare


Lawton Animal Welfare is kicked off their Kennel Drive last week, running through Tuesday May 9th. Donations of money or a collapsible kennel in either large or extra large sizes will be greatly appreciated as their supply has dwindled. Your donations can be dropped of at 2104 SW 6th St. They will also have a booth this weekend at Lawton's Largest Garage, Antique and Collectable Sale at the Great Plains Coliseum on Friday from 8 to 6 and Saturday 8 - 3.

photo courtesy of Lawton Animal Welfare

Rainbow Bridge Can Wait has recently lost several of their foster families and is currently looking for temporary homes that can take in one or two animals while they search for their fur-ever homes. If you can help Rainbow Bridge out and become a foster families, please contact them at their their Facebook page.

photo courtesy of Rainbow Bridge Can Wait


Friends Furr Change Animal Rescue and PetSense will be holding a national adoption event on Saturday May 6th, at PetSense in Chichasha. All 132 PetSense stores will be holding an adoption event on the same day. There will be more than 50 dogs and cats there for you to meet, as well as a reptile group who will have snakes and lizards up for adoption.

There will be a barbeque, supplied by Arvest National Bank, featuring hot dogs, chips, sodas and other assorted goodies furnished by First National Bank.

For more information, please call Erin at PetSense (405) 222-7006.

photo courtesy of Friends Fur Change

Lawton Animal Welfare will be conducting a pet fair this Saturday, in conjunction with the Lawton Farmer's Market. Midtown Animal Hospital will be there conducting a reduced fee shot clinic, and the will be games, vendors and prizes. For more information, check out the story at

Photo by Sebastian Artz/Getty Images

Rainbow Bridge Can Wait is conducting a 2-day adoption event on Saturday, May 6th and Sunday, May 9th at the PetSmart location at 1806 NW 82nd Street In Lawton. That's the Target shopping center at 82nd and Quannah Parker Trailway. The event will run from 11 am to 3 pm on both days. Join Rainbow Bridge Can Wait and celebrate National Pet Adoption Weekend.

photo courtesy of Rainbow Bridge Can Wait

Lawton Animal Welfare will be at the Senior Health and Wellness Expo, 19 May 17, from 9 am until 4 pm. We will be providing Free Nail Clipping, Health Checks, Micro-Chipping, Vaccinations, and Rabies Shots to the Seniors PETS. KLAW 101 will be hanging out with Lawton Animal Welfare from 11 to 1 at the event.

photo courtesy of Lawton Animal Welfare

The Town of Cement will be hosting the Verden Veterinary Clinic on May 20th, 2017 from 9:00 A.M. to 12:00 P.M. for anyone who is interested to bring their dogs and cats to receive their rabies shot. The rabies shot is $8.00 and other shots will be available.  We will also be registering all dogs at the same time. If you live inside City limits you MUST register all dogs with the Town. The tags are $5.00 per dog and rabies shot documents must be provided to the Town Clerk in order to receive a tag. If you have any questions feel free to contact the Town Clerk at (405) 489-3222. We thank you for your interest and look forward to seeing you there!


Rainbow Bridge Can Wait is currently holding a fundraising raffle. A $10 donation will gain you entry for a drawing for a tattoo from Chess Salazar, one of Oklahoma's top tattoo artists, with a value of $300. Two winners will be drawn and notified.

photo courtesy of Rainbow Bridge Can Wait

On Saturday, June 6th, the Wilbarger Humane Society will be holding their Yearly Shot Clinic from 9 am to 2 pm. the clinic is for both dogs and cats and will be held at 2801 Sullivan St in Vernon. For more information, call the Humane Society at 940 552-5373.

photo courtesy of the Wilbarger Humane Society


  • Stephens County Humane Society - 580 252-7387

    The Stephens Country Humane Society would like to introduce everyone to Harley. This poor girl was found wandering the country side as a stray with nobody to care for her. She is just a bit timid when you first meet her, but once she forms a bond with her human companion, it's a bond that won't be broken.

    Harley is loving, loyal and sweet as candy! She is great with children, other dogs and even feline friends. She knows no stranger.

    For more information about Harley, or any of our other dogs, please call the SCHS Animal Shelter at 580-252-7387.

    photo courtesy of Stephens County Humane Society
  • Stephens County Humane Society - 580 252-7387

    photo courtesy of Stephens County Humane Society
  • Lawton Animal Welfare - 580 581-3218

    If you do, this is Rocky, now our longest staying dog in our facility. Relaxed, calm, but loves attention, and being close, especially on cold rainy days. Are you looking for a new snuggle buddy? Come on down and Visit Rocky.

    To learn more about Rocky, contact the Lawton Animal Welfare department at 580 581-3218.

    photo courtesy of Lawton Animal Welfare
  • Lawton Humane Society - 580 355-7729

  • Friends Fur Change (Chickasha) - 405 245-6932

    This gorgeous Female Border Collie is Precious. She and her 8 babies were left behind when the people moved away. We think she is approximately 1-1 1/2 years old. She is a sweet girl, gets along great with other dogs, cats, and goes well with livestock. Will be fixed and shots this week and her sweet 8 pups will also be ready for adoption this Saturday at PETSENSE here in Chickasha.

    She is a FRIENDS FUR CHANGE GIRL! We will be having our National Adoption Event this Saturday with lots of dogs and puppies and cats. We would love to see you there.

    photo courtesy of Friends Furr Change
  • Rainbow Bridge Can Wait - 580 919-0439

    This young man is Prince, a young Rott/lab blend who is a very sweet, playful guy. He's very friendly with other dogs & people of all types & sizes. When with other playful dogs, he likes to play hard but is respectful with dogs that aren't interested in playing. He is both house & kennel trained, but is still a puppy & enjoy time to play & run when outside before taking care of business.

    Prince knows sit & will stay as long as he can see his human. Although he has not shown serious food issues he has been kennel fed & that would recommend continuing that if in a home with other dogs.

    Prince comes up to date with age appropriate shots.  He is heart worm negative and on monthly heart worm preventative. He has been on monthly flea and tick preventive and given deworming medication.  Prince is also neutered and microchipped. The reduce pays for activation and up to one year of monitoring of the the chip.  His adoption fee is $140.00.  If you are interested in Prince, please contact Rainbow Bridge Can wait on Facebook or Pet Finder.

    photo courtesy of Rainbow Bridge Can Wait
  • Carnegie Animal Shelter - 580 682-9073

    This sweet young lady is currently staying with the Carnegie Animal Shelter and proves big is beautiful. She appears to be a young adult, and while she is not aggressive, she just tends to shy away from humans. She just needs some time to overcome her trust issues. This pretty lady is just needs some love and attention and a furr-ever home to show her true personality.

    If you are interested in adopting this cute little guy, please contact Carnegie Animal Control at 580 682-9073

    photo courtesy of Carnegie Animal Shelter
  • Elgin Animal Shelter - 580 919-5117

    The Elgin Animal Shelter is currently fostering two young kittens and their mother and are looking for homes for each. The brother and sister are living in a foster home with their mother and are about weeks old, and like a kitten they are both playful and funny.

    If you are interested in adopting one or both of them, or their mother, please contact us at (580)919-5117

  • Cache Animal Control - 580 585-7693

  • Humane Society of Wichita Falls - 940 855-4941

    The Humane Society of Wichita County is proud to introduce Burk, a 9 year old male lab. He has been at our shelter for 246 days. He loves being out in the yard on a sunny day, and walks well on a leash, he is still very active for his age. His adoption fee is only 50.00. He comes neutered, updated on shots, micro chipped and lots of love to give.

    If you would like to meet Burk, please contact the Humane Society of Wichita Falls at 940 855-4941

    photo courtesy of Humane Society of Wichita County
  • Geronimo Animal Shelter - 580 353-5511

  • Altus Animal Shelter - 580 481-2285

    Meet Dingle! He is an adult, neutered male Pitbull mix, who was abandoned by his previous owner. He came to stay with us in January, and at the time he came into the shelter he was extremely afraid and no longer trusted people. Over time he has learned that there are still good people in the world and now he's a happy, goofy boy.

    We are unsure how Dingle would react to other dogs or cats, but he does seem to like children. To meet this handsome boy, call the Altus Animal Shelter at 580 481-2285

    photo courtesy of Altus Animal Shelter
  • Willbarger Animal Shelter (Vernon, TX) - 940 552-5373

    This handsome young feline is named Bevo, a Ragdoll, Siamese, Snowshoe mix, who is about 4 years old. He was originally adopted from us as a kitten but his owner has gotten older and is no longer able to take care of him.

    Bevo was declawed as a kitten so he does not have his front claws, meaning he would need to be inside only. Sadly this has caused a minor issue of back pain in Bevo. He has been evaluated and is on a twice daily dose of pain killer for his back. Before the pain medicine, he would nip or bite if he was upset or wanted attention. Both behaviors have slowed, and he has become more playful since the back pain has lessened.

    If you are looking for a beautiful, sweet, cuddly cat please consider Bevo. He can be seen by appointment as he is in a foster home at this time. If you are thinking of adopting and are interested in being Bevo's hero, please come put an application in on this boy in need.

    We are located at 2801 Sullivan St in Vernon Tx. You can reach us by phone at 940-552-5373 or by email at To put an application on any of our animals please visit

    photo courtesy of Wilbarger Humane Society