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 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!


Rainbow Bridge Can Wait is holding an Adoption Event on Saturday July 29th from 11am to 3pm at the PetSmart in the Target Shopping Center, 1806 NW 82nd Street in Lawton, that's the corner of 82nd and Quanah Parker Trailway. There will be plenty of dogs and cats available for adoption, so come on out and make a furr-ever friend and Rainbow Bridge Can Wait's Adoption Event.

photo courtesy of Rainbow Bridge Can Wait

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
  • photo courtesy of Stephens County Humane

    Stephens County Humane Society - 580 252-7387

    Raider is a 10 - 12 month old Anatolian Shepherd mix who came to us as a stray. Typical of his breed, he is an easy-going boy and gets along with children, other dogs and even cats. He is also fairly good on a leash.

    Raider loves to be around people and loves to play with toys, he even knows the basics of playing fetch. Training this smart dog to be a perfect family companion will be an easy and rewarding experience. He is very people-oriented and is prone to lean into you to make sure you know he is available for some petting.

    Raider is neutered, tested negative for heart worms and is UTD on all vaccinations. For more information about this beautiful dog, please call SCHS at 580-252-7387. His adoption fee is 100% sponsored by Glover Paint & Body, Marlow.

  • photo courtesy of Lawton Animal Welfare

    Lawton Animal Welfare - 580 581-3218

    This is Gizmo, a 5 Year Old Senior Hound mix, who is looking for a new furr-ever Home. He has been sponsored, which means someone already came down and paid all his fees. He just need to do some meet and greets, and find that one perfect family. He is a real treat to be around, and don’t let his age fool you, he still has enough energy to keep up with you, but old enough that he loves to lay around and relax with you too. Come on down and meet Gizmo, and I’ll bet you’ll fall in love.

    Come on down and meet Gizmo, and let's have him leave the building, and into a great furr-ever home, come find a new 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 Humane Society

    Lawton Humane Society - 580 355-7729

    This is Buster, a male Lab Mix, about 4 months old. He is neutered, gets along great with other dogs and loves to interact with people. He is a true puppy, playful and loves to eat! He is now crate-trained and has just learned to sit.

    If you would like more information on this sweet pup, please contact Bryan at 402-594-5593.

  • photo courtesy of Rainbow Bridge Can Wait

    Rainbow Bridge Can Wait - 580 919-0439

    Avionna is so pretty! She is a young, high energy dog. She 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. She does alright on a leash after the initial excitement. Would do best in an active home. Wouldn't recommend her for a home with very small kids or elderly people.

     Avionna comes with up to date, age appropriate vaccines, she is heart worm negative, spayed and on monthly heart worm preventative as well as monthly flea and tick preventative.  She is micro-chipped and comes with 30 days of free veterinary insurance.  If you are interested in Avionna, Please contact Rainbow Bridge Can Wait at 580-654-2513 or on our Facebook page.

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

  • photo courtesy of Carnegie Animal Shelter

    Carnegie Animal Shelter - 580 682-9073

    This is Petey. He is about a year old and is a terrier mix. Petey is very loving, playful and full of energy. He has been neutered and is current on his shots.

    If you can open your home to another loving family member and think Petey would be a good fit, please call us at 580-682-9073.

  • photo courtesy of Elgin Animal Shelter

    Elgin Animal Shelter - 580 919-5117

    Maggie is a about 2 year old Terrier. She was found with her two puppies in a ditch. All three were taken to the Vet. Maggie is up to date on vaccinations. She adores children, likes other dogs and cats.

    She is a wonderful girl with lots of love to give. To learn more about Maggie, or to meet her, please contact the Elgin Animal Shelter at 580 919-5117.

  • photo courtesy of Humane Society of Wichita County

    Humane Society of Wichita Falls - 940 855-4941

    Beau is a Rottweiler mix of unknown age. He is full of energy and needs an active family who can keep up with his energy. If you are up to the challenge, he has plenty of love to give in return

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

  • photo courtesy of Southwest Oklahoma Animal Network

    Southwest Oklahoma Animal Network - 580 482-8945

    Trinket was found in a small town by a nice lady who tried to find her owner. She spent days searching without any success. She didn’t have room for her in her home and she didn’t want to take her to a local animal control. So she reached out for a rescue that could find her a new home. So we took her into our rescue program. She is very loving and enjoys human companionship and she does well with new canine friends. We think she is a Chihuahua that is at least 7-8 years old.

    Trinket has been spayed and is current on all her vaccinations. She appears to be house trained. She tested negative for heart worms and 3 tick born diseases. Trinket would be a great companion dog.

    For more information about adopting Trinket, e-mail

  • photo courtesy of Wilbarger Humane Society

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

    Wyatt needs a friend. He is very friendly and super sweet but also shy and needs someone to love. Wyatt is around three and a half years old and is a terrier. He was brought in with his brother Virgil who was adopted. Wyatt gets along with other dogs and really well with people. He is the classic dog who is over looked at shelters because he is not as outgoing as others.

    While everyone is barking and jumping around to get attention Wyatt sits at the kennel door with his head bowed quietly waiting for his turn. If you are looking for a calm dog who would lay next to you wanting to be petted and loved while he loves you in return, Wyatt is the dog for you. Come give him a chance. He may be just waiting to come out of his shell with a huge personality just for you. (He is a bit rounder now than in the photo but you can't judge a boy by his weight.

    If you think Wyatt 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