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!


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 is having their first annual Vendor/adoption event on September 16th .If you are a vendor and want to be part of this great event at the Great Plains coliseum please call Monika 580-483-4268 or come to our next adoption event on August12th from 11am to 3pm and sign up to reserve your space ! If you would like to be a sponsor or donate to our raffle please contact Monika!

This will be a very busy event since there is going to be a car show the same day !
So don't miss out!

photo courtesy of Rainbow Bridge Can Wait


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.


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


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 Society

    Stephens County Humane Society - 580 252-7387

    The SCHS Pet of the Week is Savannah, a lovely 5-year old Blue Tick Coonhound, who came to us after being picked up as a stray. Savannah is a calm, gentle girl with a lot of love to give. She is a social girl and is agreeable with dogs and cats alike; and also greatly enjoys the company of children.

    Savannah has been keeping her kennel clean, leading us to believe she knows all about house manners. Her adoption fee is fully sponsored by Main Street Duncan, and she has been spayed, tested negative for heart worms, is UTD on vaccinations and has been given tick, flea & heart worm preventive. She has also been de-wormed. This is a happy, healthy dog who will make a perfect family companion!

    For more information about Savannah, please call Stephens County Humane Society at 580-252-7387!

  • photo courtesy of Lawton Animal Welfare

    Lawton Animal Welfare - 580 581-3218

    Elvis has still NOT left the building. He is looking for a loving, caring, furr-ever home, from someone who wishes to adopt instead of breed or buy. He would like to know if you'd like to come down and spend some time with him, so he can show you how much affection he has to give. He says if he can only get 5 minutes with you he'll show you that he has a lifetime commitment and love. Can you help Elvis leave the building?

    Come on down and meet Elvis, 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

    My name is Ida Mae and I'm a sweetie and give lots of kisses who loves getting my tummy rubbed. I am crate trained and I know where to go when I'm told to go to bed. I do come when called, but be prepared as I am sometimes so excited that I jump on the person that's called my name. That's probably why it's not a good idea for me to be around little kids.

    I get along with other friendly dogs (not cats though). I love going on walks and car rides, and  I'm really good when we go too. My dream person or family that loves to take me for a car ride, go on long walks, run and play. That's what I dream about when I'm taking my naps. Well, that and delicious treats.

    Ida Mae's adoption fee is $140.00. She is spayed, microchipped, up to date on vaccines, heart worm negative, on monthly heart worm preventative, and free of intestinal parasites. The rescue pays to activate the microchip and for up to one year of monitoring. If you are interested in Ida Mae, contact Rainbow Bridge Can Wait on FB or Pet Finder.

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    Friends Furr Change (Chickasha) - 405 245-6932

    This is Tippy, a 5 month old male Chihuahua-Pomerian mix. He is 5 pounds of pure sweetness. Tippy has been neutered and up-to-date on his shots, has been wormed, and flea and tick treated. We are working on crate training and potty training, and he doing great with both.

    Tippy was surrendered to us along with his 2 other brothers; the owner kept them outside with little to no human contact. He is very shy and till a little scared of things but everyday he gets more comfortable.

    Tippy loves being a lap baby and is good around other dog's. Tippy is a Friends Fur Change Foster. For more info or to meet Tippy, call Bobbie @ 405-245-6932

  • photo courtesy of Carnegie Animal Shelter

    Carnegie Animal Shelter - 580 682-9073

    This is Scarlet. She was found in the middle of the street, eating something dead and she had a broken leg. She was taken to the vet, who did surgery to wire the bone back together. She is now getting around pretty good.

    Scarlet is about 7 month old, and we're not quite sure of her breed, but she has beautiful amber eyes and a black tongue. If you can give Scarlet a good home where she is safe and loved, please call us at 580-682-9073.

  • photo courtesy of Elgin Animal Shelter

    Elgin Animal Shelter - 580 919-5117

    This is Sadie, a wonderful girl with lots of love to give. She was in another shelter, but was in danger so she was brought to Elgin. She is between 1 and 2 years old and is not good with cats. She loves attention and her goal is to be a lap dog. All of Sadie's vaccinations are up-to-date.

    To learn more about Sadie, or to meet her, please contact the Elgin Animal Shelter at 580 919-5117.

  • photo courtesy of Elgin Animal Shelter

    Elgin Animal Shelter - 580 919-5117

    Meet Jasper & Bailey 5 month old male siblings, who are up to date on shots, good with children and are just looking for a good home. These boys are climbers, so the adopter or foster will need to have a 6 ft privacy fence or they will get right over it.

    To learn more about these two escape artists, or to meet them, 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

    We would like every one to me Red, a cute little red tabby, who loves to play and is full of energy. He's very loving also. Red is just waiting for a family to call is to play and share his love with.

    If you would like to meet Red, 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 Humane Society (Vernon, TX) - 940 552-5373

    Wilbarger Humane Society's Pets of the Week is the ADORABLE Morgan and Clover, a pair of 5 months old kittens that have already stared on the TV3 news. Morgan feels like his future may be as an anchor on the noon news or as an investigative reporter for cat burglaries. He is grey and white and the only boy in his litter of three. His sisters Clover is also available. They were brought in when their owner had to move and could not take them. They love to play and run around (one even occasionally falls in the mop bucket). While Morgan has aspirations of television fame, Clover is happy to just be held and cuddled. Either one would make a perfect companion for a family or why not take them together for double the fun!

    If you think Morgan and/or are right for you, come check them 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