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 Saturday, August 5th, Elvis left the building! Elvis, the long time resident of Lawton Animal Welfare, found his furr-ever home, along with several other charges of L-A-W at their monthly Two Hearts adoption event, held the first Saturday of every month at their location. Just look at that happy boy!

photo courtesy of Lawton Animal Welfare


Friends Fur Change Animal Adoption of Chickasha will be at the Rush Springs Watermelon Festival on Saturday, August 12th from 9am to 5pm with lots of dogs ready for new homes. Come by and see us at the Rush Springs Police Dept. and take home some watermelon and a furr-ever friend from Friends Fur Change.


Rainbow Bridge Can Wait is holding an adoption event this Saturday, August 12th, from 11am to 3 pm at the PetSmart in the Target Shopping Center, 1806 NW 82nd Street in Lawton. That's the corner of 82nd and Quanah Parker Trailway in Lawton. Come on out, there will be plenty of puppies and kittens, older dogs and cats, all looking for their furr-ever homes. Find your new furr-ever four-legged friend and take home a new best friend! Remember, adopt, don't shop!

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 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

    SCHS would like to introduce Tiny, an 8-year old chihuahua who lives up to his name, as he weighs in at only 9 lbs. His owners moved away and couldn't take Tiny with them, so they surrendered him to SCHS.

    Tiny is a great little companion, and is good with other dogs, cats and older children. He prefers a quieter environment and is ready to find his furr-ever home. Tiny's is up-to-date on his vaccinations, is fixed and is sponsored by The Duncan Banner, so there is no adoption fee.

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

  • photo courtesy of Lawton Animal Welfare

    Lawton Animal Welfare - 580 581-3218

    Looking for a small space in your home and in your heart. My name is Bruno, and I've been waiting for a furr-ever home, since the end of June, and was watching everyone during our Free-A-Friend campaign. Although I'm happy for everyone who got adopted since then, I'm ready and willing to go to a great loving home. Do you love dogs? I bet I can win your heart over.

    Sometimes we get mislabeled, such as in my case, they have me down as a Shepard mix, but I'm more of a Corgi mix, I may be small in stature, but I'm big in the heart. I'm also not 10 Years Old, more like 6 and have years of life and energy left in me. Would you like to meet up for a play date?

    Come on down and meet Bruno, and let him into your heart and home. 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

    Everyone, meet Dutchess, a female, Westin/Terrier Mix, who is approximately 3 years old and weighs about 47 pounds. She loves to play all the time, especially fetch and tug of war. Dutchess is good with big and small dogs and cats (as long as they like her), and she loves going on walks or even runs; the longest walk she's been on was 6 miles and did fine. She has a lot of energy.

    Dutchess is leash and kennel trained, house broken, spayed, and up to date on her vaccination. She knows commands to sit, stay, go to bed (she will go to her humans bed for the bedtime), and she knows kennel and will go and sit in her kennel.

    If you are interested in adopting this sweet girl, please contact Dallas with the Lawton Humane Society at 580-583-9933.

  • photo courtesy of Rainbow Bridge Can Wait

    Rainbow Bridge Can Wait - 580 919-0439

    This is Kerry, a 1 to 2 year old Airedale mix, sweet & shy. She needs a little time to warm up & likes to do that on her own terms; she seems to be coming out of her shell a little more everyday. Kerry is house & kennel trained, and enjoys playing with other dogs but is skittish when people are loud or move quickly. She is good with people of all ages & sizes.

    Kerry would probably do best in a home with other social, well behaved dogs to help her figure things out.   Kerry comes with up to date, age appropriate shots, she is heart-worm negative, micro-chipped, and on heart worm preventative, as well as flea and tick preventative.

    If you are interested in meeting Kerry, please contact Rainbow Bridge Can Wait on Facebook or at 580 654-2513.

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

    This lovely young lady is Baby Girl, an about 9-month old, female Sheppard Mix. She was found wandering and starving in Chickasha and a good samaritan took her in and asked Friends Furr Change to help her. She is Spayed and up-to-date on all of her shots. Baby Girl is good with other dogs and kids, and she has been around livestock, but wants play with them and doesn't understand she can run after them. But she is smart and can be trained to work cattle.

    Baby Girl is a Friends Fur Change Girl and is ready for her new home. Contact Bobbie @405-245-6932 if interested in this sweet girl.

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    Carnegie Animal Shelter - 580 682-9073

    We want everyone to meet Chica. She was abandoned, and picked up as a stray. Chica is about 3 years old and has a sweet personality. She loves chasing water and she loves food.

    If you can give Chica lots of love, a safe environment and a good home where she is safe and loved, please call Carnegie Animal Control at 580-682-9073.

  • photo courtesy of Elgin Animal Shelter

    Elgin Animal Shelter - 580 919-5117

    Meet Buttercup, and while she may be little, she has plenty of love to give. She is great with kids and other dogs, though she's not too sure about cats yet. She is ready to find her furr-ever home and has plenty of love to trade for lots of head scratches and belly rubs

    To learn more about Buttercup, 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

    This is Daisy, a 1-year old long haired flower child who is looking for a family to love. She is a real sweetheart, who is a little shy and really needs someone who can help bring her out of her shell, and teach her to be confident. She is good with kids and is looking for a family to complete

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

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    Humane Society of Wichita Falls - 940 855-4941

    Hey everyone, meet Jay, a one year old mix breed. He's a great boy, with a great personality and he gets along good with other dogs. Jay walks well on a leash, and likes to be outside and around people.

    If you would like to meet Jay, 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

    My name is Trey, and I was found in danger in an area shelter. I am a very sweet terrier mix, about 3 years old. I have been staying with the nice foster family from SOAN for a short time, butI really would like to find a furr-ever home.

    I am just a fun little dog that enjoys playing with my foster canine and human family, and with my toys. I should fit into any family and will do my best to make a great pet. I am current on all his vaccinations and have tested negative for heartworms and 3 tick borne diseases. I have also has been micro-chipped.

    Trey may need an occasional grooming to keep his coat in nice shape. And, depending on his breed, may also be fairly non-shedding. For more information about adopting Trey, e-mail

  • photo courtesy of Willbarger Humane Society

    Willbarger Humane Society (Vernon, TX) - 940 552-5373

    This young lady is Lola, the Wilbarger Humane Society's pet of the week this week. Lola is a beautiful brindle and white German Shepard mix and is around 9 months old. She still has a lot of her puppy energy and would probably do good with a young family who has time to work with her on training. She does well in crates and also with housebreaking but needs to have some leash work so she does not run once she gets outside. Once she starts to run she will not listen, but that is again the puppy in her. She will make a wonderful dog with some patience and training and once she grows her naughty habits will get better.

    Come look at Lola and see if she is the beautiful girl your family needs. 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