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 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 Kitty 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!

 

UPCOMING EVENTS

Join Lawton Animal Welfare for the 'Get Your Licks on Route 66' Life Saving Adoption Tour. It kicks off at the L*A*W* shelter, 2104 sw 6th Street in Lawton. The event takes place on Wednesday, September 20th from 2 to 5 pm

All animal adoptions are just $20.00 during the Get Your Licks on Route 66 Life Saving Adoption Tour. Make sure you check out Fido Friendly Magazine and Subscribe to them at fidofriendly.com.
photo courtesy of Lawton Animal Welfare
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Rainbow Bridge Can Wait is holding an adoption event on Saturday, September 23rd from 11am to 3pm. The event will take place at the PetSmart location at 1806 NW 82nd Street in Lawton, that's the corner of 82nd and Quanah Parker Trailway. Plenty of dogs and cats, puppies and kittens to chose from.
So come on out and meet your forever friend at this Saturday's event at the PetSmart on 82nd and Quanah Park Trailway in Lawton.
photo courtesy of Rainbow Bridge Can Wait.

Don't forget that on the first Saturday of every month, join Lawton Animal Welfare for their Two Hearts Adoption event from 10 am to 2 pm at the City of Lawton Animal Welfare Shelter at 2104 SW 6th Street in Lawton. For more information, please call 580 581-3218.

photo courtesy of Lawton Animal Welfare

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Stephens County Humane Society will be hosting their annual Bark In The Park on Saturday, October, 21st. They are currently in need of sponsors for the event. Anyone interested in being involved can contact event chairperson Patti Whitaker at 580 641-0667.

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HELP WANTED

Stephens County Humane Society is currently looking for sponsors for their “Bark in the Park” event scheduled for Saturday, October 21st in Duncan. Past support of this event has helped to provided food, shelter, spaying and neutering services and medical care for the thousands of animals that go through their shelters every year. It is your involvement that turns these lost souls into happy, loving companions for future adopters. For more information on sponsoring the Bark in the Park event, or how you could help with the event, please contact Patti Whitaker at 580 641-0667.

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The Elgin Animal Shelter is currently in danger of becoming over-crowded, and is in need of volunteer foster families for both dogs and cats. If you can assist the Elgin Shelter out by temporarily taking in a homeless animal, please contact Connie Finch at 580 919-5117

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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, especially larger dogs, while they search for their fur-ever homes. If you can help out and become a foster families, please contact them at their their Facebook page.

photo courtesy of Rainbow Bridge Can Wait
  • Stephens County Humane Society - 580 252-7387

    This pretty girl came to the Stephens County Humane Society as a stray after being found wandering alone on Hwy 81. A Good Samaritan found her, rounded her up and brought her in.

    Sassy is only about 6 months old and is incredibly intelligent, just hoping to find someone to show how smart. She is friendly, sociable and very people oriented. Raining her and funneling her puppy

    For more information about Curly, or to arrange a meet and greet with this wonderful guy, please call the Stephens County Humane Society at 580-252-7387!

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

    Hi, I'm Zeus! I'm a Male, Staffordshire Terrier Mix, and I'm about 3 Years Old. I've been looking for my new Fur-Ever Home. Do you have space in your home and in your heart, to give me a second chance, and are you willing to Opt to ADOPT?

    I love to get my belly rubbed and scratches all around. I'm a big snuggler, and I'm hoping I can find my perfect match, who enjoys the exact same things that I do. Will you 'Opt to Adopt'? Come down to Lawton Animal Welfare, 2104 SW 6th Street, and ask for me by name, remember Ask for Zeus! 580 581-3218

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

  • Rainbow Bridge Can Wait - 580 919-0439

    This is Avionna, and she is so pretty! She is a young, high energy dog, who likes people & dogs but doesn't seem to consistently recognize when other dogs don't want to play or are done playing. She is house & kennel trained, and does alright on a leash after the initial excitement. Would do best in an active home. We don't recommend Avionna for families with small children, as she's a bit high energy and likely to knock them down. 

    Avionna's adoption Fee is 150.00 dollars, and all Rainbow Bridge Can Wait’s companions are spayed or neutered, come with age appropriate shots, dewormed, and on flea and heartworm preventatives. They are also microchipped, and RBCW pays the activation into adopters name. All of our dogs also qualify for a free month of health insurance, upon adoption. The adopter must activate insurance at time of adoption.

    If you are interested in Avionna, please call 580-654-2513 or message us on our Facebook page.  Thank you!

    photo courtesy of Rainbow Bridge Can Wait.
  • Friends Fur Change (Chickasha) - 405 245-6932

    This is Waylon, and he is a Red Heeler/Lab Mix that's about 9 months old and up-to-date on shots.

    He is so sweet, great with other dogs and kids, but, his attitude towards cats is unknown.

    Waylon walks well on a leash, and he needs a big yard to play in and a loving home to be patient with him, as he is still very much a puppy. He is in foster home and is a Friends Fur Change Kid. Contact

    photo courtesy of Friends Fur Change
  • Carnegie Animal Shelter - 580 682-9073

    This is Remington. He was found running with a limp and if appeared as if he was chasing a truck. We do not know if he fell off the truck and if so, if his family knows where he jumped off at. He has been in Carnegie for a few weeks now and he needs a good home.

    Remington is a very active boy with a good sense of smell. He is always sniffing around at things. He's a big boy but we think he is still pretty young, possibly just 1 to 2 years old. If you can give Remington a good home, where he has room to run, please call the Carnegie Animal Shelter at 580-682-9073.

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

    This lovely little lady is Sadie, and she came into Elgin from the Mangum Shelter, where she was on her final days. This girl is 15 months old, up to date on all of her vaccinations and spayed.

    Sadie is good with children, larger dogs but not with cats. For more information or to meet Sadie, please contact the Elgin Shelter at 580 919-5117

    photo courtesy of Elgin Animal Shelter
  • Humane Society of Wichita Falls - 940 855-4941

    This handsome little guy is named Petey, and he is a pit mix puppy. He is very playful and full of energy to share with the right family.  Petey is up-to-date on his shots and eager to learn

    Petey has a big heart for a little guy with plenty of love to share with a new fur-ever, preferably active family. If you would like to meet Petey and possibly be his fur-ever home, please contact the Humane Society of Wichita Falls at 940 855-4941

    photo courtesy of Humane Society of Wichita County
  • Southwest Oklahoma Animal Network - 580 482-8945

    This is the appropriately named Angel. She fas found on a very busy street after being hit by a car. She was brought into the shelter, where Angel was found to have suffered a broken leg and some abrasions. She was very calm and just let them take care of her. She waited for her owner to reclaim her, but no one ever came looking for her.  After much thought, and talking with the vet, we decided to have the leg amputated. She is currently boarded with the vet were she could heal.

    Angel is a very sweet and gets along with the other dogs in her foster home. Her favorite things are to lay on a big doggy pillow in the living room and beg for people food, which she doesn’t need.

    Angel is appears to be an Italian Greyhound, Chihuahua mix and about 2-3 years old. She has been spayed, de-wormed, has all her vaccinations updated, and has been tested for heartworms, and is also microchipped. She has healed nicely and is ready for a fur-ever home.

    If you are not able to adopt and would like to make a contribution to Angel’s medical expenses, we would be happy for you to do that. For more information about adopting Angel, email  swoan@swbell.net

    photo courtesy of Southwest Oklahoma Animal Network
  • Willbarger Humane Society (Vernon, TX) - 940 552-5373

    Our Pet of the Week this week is Conrad. He is a male domestic short hair that is grey and white. Conrad is still a very young boy with a strong desire to run and play and investigate everything. He also likes to cuddle with his cage mates and climb to the top level of the cage to nap.

    Conrad has quite the personality so if you are on the hunt for a well rounded kitten to grow with your family Conrad is your man.

    Come and visit him and see if he is the cat you're looking for. As pet of the month his adoption fee is sponsored to an approved home. We are located at 2801 Sullivan St in Vernon Tx. You can reach us by phone at 940-552-5373 or by email at whs76384@gmail.com. To put an application on any of our animals please visit www.wilbargerhumanesocietyvernontx.org

    photo courtesy of Willbarger Humane Society