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!



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
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
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
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!


Wilbarger Humane Society is also having an Adoption Event on Saturday, May 20, at United Supermarket from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. We will have dogs at the event, while others will be available to see at the shelter. Please come out and visit the animals and find your new friend furr life!


On Saturday, May 20th from 11 am to 3 pm, Rainbow Bridge Can Wait is hosting an adoption event at the PetSmart in the Target Shopping Center. That's at 1806 NW 82nd St, the corner of 82nd and Quanah Parker Trailway in Lawton. Come on out and make a furr-ever friend or two!

photo courtesy of Rainbow Bridge Can Wait
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
photo courtesy of the Wilbarger Humane Society

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

photo courtesy of Rainbow Bridge Can Wait

  • photo courtesy of Stephens County Humane Society
    photo courtesy of Stephens County Humane Society

    Stephens County Humane Society - 580 252-7387

    This young lad is the very appropriately named Goliath, a Great Pyrenees Mix, that tips the scales at 84 pounds This 2 year old boy was brought to us as an owner surrender because he was getting a bit too protective of the children. Goliath's only downfall is that he is not compatible with other male dogs and it will result in a fight. He loves human companionship, is good with female dogs but is not fond of cats. This boy is amazing with children and is super gentle as long as they treat him with the respect he deserves.

    Goliath has been neutereded and is up-to-date on shots. For more information and to meet this gal, call SCHS at 580-252-7387.

  • photo courtesy of Lawton Animal Welfaare
    photo courtesy of Lawton Animal Welfaare

    Lawton Animal Welfare - 580 581-3218

    This is Butch, an approximately 1-year old, male domestic short hair. and he has been hanging out with Lawton Animal Welfare for a long time now and is looking for a new Fur-EVER home. Butch is fixed and up-to-date on his shots, and is guaranteed to steal your heart.

    It only cost $20.00 plus a $5.00 to Adopt a Cat, you cannot find a better deal in all of Southwest Oklahoma, come down today and take a look. Can you give Butch a second chance? If so, come meet him at Lawton Animal Welfare, 2104 SW 6th Street, Lawton, OK, 73501.

  • photo courtesy of Lawton Humane Society
    photo courtesy of Lawton Humane Society

    Lawton Humane Society - 580 355-7729

    This young man is Franklin, a male Blue Tick Beagle, and he's about 1 year old. He is neutered, up-to-date on his vaccines, and he is microchipped. Franklin was transferred from Lawton Animal Welfare in hopes of finding a forever home.

    Franklin enjoys being brushed and petted. He has a beautiful coat with red and blue markings. He likes to be outside with you and other dogs, but doesn't want to be left out alone or he will sing the song of his people. He has been pretty mellow so far but once he warms up he is more interactive. He really wants to play with other dogs but understands if they don't want to play with him. Franklin likes all size dogs and prefers to have a doggy playmate, and perks right up if another dog is around. He also seems to do okay with cats so far.

    If you would like more information on this handsome blue tick/beagle please contact Brandi at 580-483-4028.

  • Friends Fur Change - female Lab
    Friends Fur Change - female Lab

    Friends Fur Change (Chickasha) - 405 245-6932

    This sweet girl was dumped in the country and thankfully, a Good Samaritan stopped and picked her up. She will be spayed and shots this Friday then ready for her Forever Home. She looks to be at least part Lab. We have puppies everywhere. She is a Friends Fur Change foster. If you are interested in adopting this sweet girl contact Bobbie @405-245-6932

  • photo courtesy of Rainbow Bridge Can Wait
    photo courtesy of Rainbow Bridge Can Wait

    Rainbow Bridge Can Wait - 580 919-0439

    This sweet girl is Karma. She is a 4 year old Shepherd blend who absolutely loves people. She is house broken and loves to play with toys. She gets along with dogs as long as they are the same size as her or larger.

    However, she does not appreciate smaller dogs at all. She would make a great dog for a family or a single person as long as lots of love and toys are involved.

    Karma's adoption fee is $140.00. She comes with up to date age appropriate shots, dewormed, treated for fleas and ticks, and heart worm negative.  She is on monthly heart worm preventative and is micro chipped. The rescue pays for activation of the chip and up to a year of monitoring. Karma also comes with 30 days of free veterinary insurance to be activated by the adopters.  If you are interested in Karma, please contact Rainbow Bridge Can Wait on Facebook or on Petfinder.

  • photos courtesy of Carnegie Animal Shelter
    photos courtesy of Carnegie Animal Shelter

    Carnegie Animal Shelter - 580 682-9073

    We have a three dogs in Carnegie this week, who can be adopted either together or separately.
    The first is a brown female, who has stayed past her time, because she really needed it. She just came out of her kennel yesterday and allowed human contact, which was a major break through. She needs a human she can trust to never hurt her. I thought she may be a pit/mix, but that is uncertain.

    The male is a bigger brindle boy, between 3 and 5 and needs special care because he is blind in one eye. He has old wounds and he crouches when he comes out of his kennel like is is nervous that he might be hit or something, but he is so loving, and only wants to be petted. He has not shown any aggression from, just a nervous desire to be loved.

    The female is between 1 and 2 and she is a mostly white pit/mix. She has no fear of people or other dogs. Everyone who has been near her have fallen in love with her, but she seems to be somewhat aggressive toward the other dogs. It may be food aggression, and often dogs who act like this at the pound totally change behavior in a home environment.

    For more information, or to meet either of these two, contact the Carnegie Animal Shelter at 580 682-9073

  • photo courtesy of Elgin Animal Shelter
    photo courtesy of Elgin 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

  • photo courtesy of Humane Society of Wichita Falls
    photo courtesy of Humane Society of Wichita Falls

    Humane Society of Wichita Falls - 940 855-4941

    Patch is an 8 month old mix breed. He is full of energy.  He loves to be outside in the sunshine. He likes the company of all people and other dogs, and he walks well on a leash.

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

  • photo courtesy of
    photo courtesy of

    Southwest Oklahoma Animal Network - 580 482-8945

    This is Bailey. She is a sweet girl that spent the early part of her life as an outside only dog. She is very friendly and will need lots of TLC and patience. Bailey  appears to be a 2-3 year-old Retriever Mix, and weighs 55-60 lbs. She is full of energy and just wants to run and play.

    Bailey will require a little lead, and obedience training, but she is crate trained. She is current on her vaccinations, including Parvo/distemper, Bordatella, rabies and she tested negative for heart worms. She has also been spayed and microchipped.

    Bailey is a very sweet girl that has some potential, and just needs some love to bring that potential out. With a little training she should make a great addition to active family.To meet Bailey, please call the Southwest Oklahoma Animal Network at 580 482-8945

  • photo courtesy of Wilbarger Humane Society
    photo courtesy of Wilbarger Humane Society

    Willbarger Animal Shelter (Vernon, TX) - 940 552-5373

    Our Pet of the Week is Penelope, a beautiful pit bull terrier mix that was brought in by animal control in January. She is a happy pup, who does well with other dogs, though we are not sure about cats, but does do well with children. She is energetic and would probably make someone a good jogging buddy. Once she gets some of her energy out she calms down and wants to be loved. Come meet Penelope, she would love to meet you too!

    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

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