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!


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

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.


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

    Ricky came to us as a stray, but with his social skills and basic obedience manners, it is obvious someone, at some time, spent time with this dog.

    He is about 2 years old and looks to be a Husky mix. Or maybe a Shepherd mix? The family tree really isn't important. What is important is that this is a happy, friendly dog who gets along with children other dogs, & cats and is looking for a Forever Home.

    He is people-oriented and loves ear scratches, belly rubs and going on walks! He has nice leash manners and, is house-trained with a consistent schedule and supervision.

    He'll also sit at a second's notice for a treat! For more information or to meet Ricky, call SCHS at 580-252-7387. He tested negative for heart worms, has been neutered, and UTD on his vaccinations. He is healthy, happy and ready for a home of his own!

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

    But Elvis is looking for a way out of the building. He is single, handsome, loves to cuddle, long walks, movie time is one of his favorite things, and loves a great BBQ, and truck rides. How does that sound to you?

    Come on down and meet Elvis, and let's have him leave the building, and into a great furever home, come free a friend. Lawton Animal Welfare is located at 2104 NW 6th Street in Lawton. For more information, please call 580 355-7729.

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

  • Rainbow Bridge Can Wait - 580 919-0439

    This sweet girl is Karma. She is a 4 year old Shepherd blend who absolutely loves people, and 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 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 at 58-654-2513, on Facebook or on Petfinder.

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

    This is Anna, she is a standard size Daushound. She is spayed, up-to-date on all of her shots and she is micro-chipped. Anna is about 2-3 years old, and gets along great with other dogs and cats, and just loves to play.

    She is a Friends Fur Change Girl. To meat Anna, or get more information about her, call Friends Fur Change at 405-245-6932.

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

    This is Scarlet. She is between 8 and12 months old and was found starving, with a broken leg, eating dead stuff in the middle of the street. She was taken to a veterinarian who did surgery to mend the bone in her leg.

    She is now at the Carnegie Animal Shelter, but we have been unable to find a foster for her. If you can foster or adopt Scarlet, please call me at 580-682-9073. She really needs to be in a home to recuperate.

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

    Toto is a Terrier Mix, 1-2 years old, great with kids, other dogs and cats. He is house trained and will stay by your side at all times even without a leash attached. He can be funny but at the same time well behaved.

    He was found in the Cyril Area about 1 month ago and is in a loving family that took him in but had no luck finding Toto's original family. If you like to meet this little guy, please call (580)919-5117

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

    Sunshine is a well behaved 2 yr yellow lab. She gets along great with other dogs and she loves kids. She has very nice manners. Sunshine has been at our shelter for 5 months, and is ready to move to her furr-ever home.

    Sunshine gave birth here to 11 puppies, which all of them have been adopted. She is up-to-date on her shots and is full of love with plenty to share with a new family. f you would like to meet her, 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

    Sadie is a 1-2 year old Chihuahua. She is a happy, playful little dog. She gets along well with all the dogs in her foster home, as well as her foster parents. She was just a bit shy at first, but warms up quickly.

    Sadie has been spayed, has had all her shots updated, including rabies and Parvo/distemper, and she has been tested for heartworms. She is also microchipped.
    She should make a great companion for a family and also a good play buddy for another dog.

    Please consider giving Sadie a new home! If you'd like to meet Sadie, or for more information, e-mail

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

    This week's pet of the week is Bayard. He is a male rat terrier basenji mix and loves to dance on his hind legs. He is around a year old and good with other dogs. He has two good friends in his run Baxter and Scooter.

    Bayard came in as a stray but would really love a home and people to call his own. He is high energy, loving, smart, and can be a bit mischievous. He would make a good watchdog but needs activity to keep from being bored.

    If you think Bayard is right for you, come check him out at the shelter. 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 Willbarger Humane Society