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!


Clear The Shelters Events

The national 'Clear The Shelters' event was a local success, with 6 of our shelters and adoption agencies participating. Here are the final adoption numbers for those groups from last Saturday:

Lawton Animal Welfare/Southwest Oklahoma Animal Network -  41 adoptions (33 dogs and 8 cats)

Wilbarger Humane Society - 8 adoptions (7 dogs & 1 cat)

Stephens County Humane Society - undetermined

Friends Fur Change - 13 adoptions (11 dogs & 2 cats)

Southern Oklahoma Animal Rescue - 48 adoptions (26 dogs and 22 cats)


Clear The Shelters


Rainbow Bridge Can Wait is holding an adoption event this Saturday, August 26th, from 11am to 3pm at PetSmart in the Target Shopping Center, 1806 NW 82nd street in Lawton. That's 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
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
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
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 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

    Meet Hardy, a 1-year old Lab mix who is loyal, loving and eager to become a member of a caring family. Hardy loves car rides, walking in the park and basically anything that involves hanging out with "his people". Hardy is up-to-date on all of his vaccinations, and his adoptions is fully sponsored by the Touchstone Counseling Center.

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

  • Lawton Animal Welfare - 580 581-3218

  • Lawton Humane Society - 580 355-7729

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

    Rainbow Bridge Can Wait - 580 919-0439

    This old girl is Anna Bell, a 7 to 8 year-old, female Chihuahua. Don't let the older age fool you, this little gal is great! She gets along with all the companions, never complains. She is a little older so she needs to go out frequently. Anna Bell comes with up to date, age appropriate vaccines, micro chip and is heart worm negative. She is on monthly heart worm preventative and well as flea and tick preventative.

    The rescue will pay for up to one year of activation and monitoring on her microchip. If you are interested in Anna Bell, call us at 580-654-2513 or message us on Facebook.

  • photo courtesy of Friends Furr Change
    photo courtesy of Friends Furr Change

    Friends Furr Change (Chickasha) - 405 245-6932

    Meet Baby Cakes, a female mix, who is spayed and up-to-date on her shots and flea and tick prevention. Her mom got into an abusive relationship and had to move and was only allowed 1 dog. This was really heartbreaking for this owner and we promised her to find this sweet girl a Forever Home. She is very shy, gets along great with all size dogs, not sure on cats. She is house broken also. Picture does her no justice she weighs maybe 20 lbs. and a lot smaller than picture.

    She is a Friends Fur Change Girl and if you would like more information call Bobbie at 405-245-6932

  • photo courtesy of Carnegie Animal Shelter
    photo courtesy of Carnegie Animal Shelter

    Carnegie Animal Shelter - 580 682-9073

    Cici is a medium sized dog who was a stray for a long time. She has been at the Carnegie Animal Shelter for several months and is slow to trust humans. She needs a home badly because she has lived in the shelter too long and now she thinks this is her home.

    If someone has the room and patience for a sweet girl who needs to learn that people will not hurt her, then please call Carnegie Animal Control if you can give oCici a furr-ever home. 580-682-9073.

  • photo courtesy of Elgin Animal Shelter
    photo courtesy of Elgin Animal Shelter

    Elgin Animal Shelter - 580 919-5117

    This girl is 2 years old and lives in a foster family together with adult dogs as well as puppies and kittens. She loves everyone including children and is listening well. She loves car rides, is up to date on vaccinations and is spayed as well.

    If you are interested in meeting this wonderful girl, please contact the Elgin Animal Shelter at 580 919-5117.

  • Humane Society of Wichita Falls - 940 855-4941

  • photo courtesy of Southwest Oklahoma Animal Network
    photo courtesy of Southwest Oklahoma Animal Network

    Southwest Oklahoma Animal Network - 580 482-8945

    We would like to introduce B.B., a beautiful 7 year old black Miniature poodle. His owner recently moved and couldn’t take him with her. B.B. is current on his vaccinations, tested negative on heartworms and 3 tick borne diseases, and he has recently been neutered. B.B. has slept quietly in a crate by the bed or in with another canine buddy.

    B.B. has gotten along well with all his new canine friends, as well as his new foster parents. He was very tolerant during his visit to the vet office, and should make a really good family companion; all he needs is a chance.

    For more information about adopting B.B., e-mail

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

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

    This week we are featuring Gus. He is slightly over 3 years old and is a Siamese mix. Gus has already been neutered and his previous owner had him declawed on his front feet only. Gus is a very laid back and fun loving boy. He is just as happy playing with a string toy as he is sitting in your lap. Gus is very gentle and really wants a loving permanent home.

    Please come visit Gus and our other cats at the Wilbarger Humane Society. 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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