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

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photo courtesy of Stephens County Humane Society

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 chairperson Patti Whitaker at 580 641-0667.

photo courtesy of Stephens County Humane Society

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Rainbow Bridge Can Wait will be holding their Halloween Adoption event on Saturday, October 21st from 11am to 3pm at the PetSmart location in the Target Shopping Center at the corner of Quanah Parker Trailway and 82nd in Lawton. There will be a frightening number of puppies and kitties, dogs and cats there. So come on out and meet your new furr-ever friend at the Rainbow Bridge Adoption event at PetSmart, 1806 NW 82nd St in Lawton.

photo courtesy of Rainbow Bridge Can Wait

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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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Willbarger Hume Society has declared October ADOPT A SHELTER PET MONTH! In order to celebrate we are reducing the price of adoptions to half. Cats will be $30 and dogs will be $45 for the month of October only. We will be having an adoption event on Oct. 7 at the Wilbarger Auditorium during the Fall Festival. On that day ONLY, adoption fees will be $25 for any animal. Come and find a new family member during Adopt a Shelter Pet Month! It will make a pet happy and make you happy as well.

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HELP WANTED

The Willbarger Humane Society could use assistance with some basic items they are running short of supply on. Currently their greatest needs are Bounce dryer sheets, paper towels, trash bags both 13 gallon and 39 gallon, and always dog and cat food.

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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

    My name is Lucky and once you take me home, you will feel Lucky to have a loyal friend like me. I am house-trained and an inside dog. I am good with cats, but I would not be disappointed to be your only fur friend. I might be a little shy when we meet, oh but once we get acquainted, you will have a friend for life.

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

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

    I my name is John, and I'm a male pointer mix, who is around 2 years old. I'm very mellow and laid back; I walk well on the leash and I my cell mate looks almost just like me.

    I think you should come down and take a look at both of us, see if you're interested in taking us home, and giving us love for the rest of our lives. Come down to Lawton Animal Welfare, 2104 SW 6th Street, and ask for me by name, remember my name is John! 580 581-3218

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

  • Rainbow Bridge Can Wait - 580 919-0439

    This handsome fellow is Archie. He is about a year old. He is a German Shepherd mix. Archie is such a laid back, beautiful soul, who is house trained and loves being in the house, and rarely gets excited except when someone tries to come in his yard. He loves his toys and blankets to play with. Archie plays well with both big and small dogs, but he hasn't been observed around cats, so that remains unknown. He loves to snuggle (on his terms) and is learning what kisses are. He does not like his crate though.

    Archie comes with age appropriate vaccines, he is heart worm negative, microchipped and on monthly heart worm preventative. He is also on monthly flea and tick preventative. The rescue will activate his microchip and pay for up to a year of monitoring. He also comes with 30 days of free vet insurance. If you are interested in Archie, please call Rainbow Bridge Can Wait at 580-654-2513 or contact us on Facebook.

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

    Nigel is a 3 year old Terrior mix, who is house broken and crate trained. We don't have a lot of info on this boy, because his owners just gave him up. He doesn't do well with young kids, and we're not sure on cats.

    Nigel is currently in foster care with Friends Fur Change. For more information. please contact Bobbie for more info 405-245-6932.

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

    We have 2 new dogs at the Carnegie Animal Shelter. The adult is a female, large gray pit and the puppy is a male, gray pit. Please come out and look at the dogs we have up for adoption.

    For more information, or to meet these two sweet hearts, please call the Carnegie Animal Shelter at 580-682-9073 or the Town Hall at 580-654-1004.

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

    This blue and brown eyed handsome man is Scout, a medium sized, mix breed who is full of energy. He has been in the shelter a couple of months now, and is ready for his fur-ever family to share with. Scout is good with kids and other dogs, we're just not sure how he is with cats.

    For more information or to meet Scout, please contact the Elgin Shelter at 580 919-5117

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

    Howdy, everyone! My name is Tex! I am a  small mix breed, and I am about 11 months old. I get along well with other dogs and love children. I have my proper shots and I am full of energy and love; I am just looking for a family to share it with.

    If you would like to meet and possibly be my fur-ever home, please contact the Humane Society of Wichita Falls at 940 855-4941 and ask for Tex!!

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

    Molly is a very sweet female Shih Tzu.  We don’t know a lot about her background other than her owner may have had too many dogs, and gave her up. Molly has been very nice with all the other dogs in her foster home as well as her human foster family too. She appears to be house trained and is quiet. She is eating well and will occasionally bark for food. Molly will even stand up on her back legs for a treat.

    Molly is still young, maybe 2 years old. She is just a sweet and loving dog that is looking for a new home. She is current on all her vaccinations and has been spayed. She tested negative for heartworms and 4 tick borne diseases, and has also been microchipped.

    For more information about adopting this pretty gal, e-mail swoan@swbell.net

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

    At the Willbarger Humane Society, October is ADOPT A SHELTER PET MONTH! In order to celebrate we are reducing the price of adoptions to half. Cats will be $30 and dogs will be $45 for the month of October only.

    Gracie is our pet of the week this week. She is a young border collie around 10 months old who is very sweet. She is black and white and full of energy. Her only naughty qualities are jumping fences and getting out of crates. Most likely she can learn to curb those behaviors with a little training.

    She is very loving as well and likes other dogs and enjoys going on a run with people or with a nearby track team. She may be too energetic for small children but would be good for a couple who can give her time and attention.

    Come see Gracie during Adopt a Shelter Pet month while adoption fees are $45 for dogs and $30 for cats. 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 Wilbarger Humane Society