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 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!



Friends of the Elgin Animal Shelter are conducting a 'Clear The Shelter' event from Monday, Sept 26th to Saturday, Sept 30th. All adoptions are FREE and are by appointment only. This event features all dogs and cats currently in the Elgin Shelter 7 months or older. Adopters are responsible for spay and neutering and all vaccinations. For more information on the event, please contact the Friends of the Elgin Animal Shelter at 580 919-5117

photo courtesy of Elgin Animal Shelter


Friends Fur Change in Chickasha is conducting the next Day and Neuter Clinic spay and neuter clinic on  Friday, September 29th. The event will be held at the Cottonwood Creek Golf Course 2900 South 16th


5-50.0 lbs.                $55.00
50.1-70.0 lbs.             75.00
70.1-90.0 lbs.             85.00
90.1 lbs. and up        100.00


Rabies                       $10.00
Parvo-Distemper           5.00
Bortella.                       10.00
Micro-Chipping            25.00


Male or Female           $55.00
Shots: Same as above

Dogs need to be there between 7-10 am, Cats between 1-3 pm. This fills up quickly so call or text 405-245-6932.

photo courtesy of Friends Fur Change


Friends Fur Change in Chickasha is conducting and adoption clinic on Saturday, September 30th from 9am to 5pm. The all day event will take place at the PetSense in Chickasha, 1786 S. 4th Street.

Friends Fur Change will have many furry kids spayed/neutered ready to be adopted! Every cat and dog will have their up to date shot records! We will have our First National Bank BBQ all donations go straight to Friends Fur Change! Chickasha Cricket Wireless will have tons of drinks for sale and all donations go straight to Friends Fur Change! We will have a fabulous table full of raffle prizes from local businesses! We look forward to seeing you at our Petsense Fall Adoptathon!

photo courtesy of Friends Fur Change


Don't forget that 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 Stephens County Humane Society

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.

photo courtesy of Stephens County Humane Society



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 the Stephens County Humane Society

    Stephens County Humane Society - 580 252-7387

    This pretty girl came to the Stephens County Humane Society as a stray after being found wandering alone on Hwy 81. A Good Samaritan found her, rounded her up and brought her in.

    Sassy is only about 6 months old and is incredibly intelligent, just hoping to find someone to show how smart. She is friendly, sociable and very people oriented. Raining her and funneling her puppy

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

  • photo courtesy of Lawton Animal Welfare

    Lawton Animal Welfare - 580 581-3218

    HI! My name is Annie, and of course I'm a female who's mixed with a Shar Pei, with a loving and relaxed attitude. I'd love to spend some time with you and maybe get close. I loved to be pet, and scratched. Come on down and let's have a little chat.

    Will you 'Opt to Adopt'? Come down to Lawton Animal Welfare, 2104 SW 6th Street, and ask for me by name, remember my name is Annie! 580 581-3218

  • Lawton Humane Society - 580 355-7729

  • photo courtesy of Rainbow Bridge Can Wait

    Rainbow Bridge Can Wait - 580 919-0439

    This is Avionna, and she is so pretty! She is a young, high energy dog, who 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, and does alright on a leash after the initial excitement. Would do best in an active home. We don't recommend Avionna for families with small children, as she's a bit high energy and likely to knock them down. 

    Avionna's adoption Fee is 150.00 dollars, and all Rainbow Bridge Can Wait’s companions are spayed or neutered, come with age appropriate shots, dewormed, and on flea and heartworm preventatives. They are also microchipped, and RBCW pays the activation into adopters name. All of our dogs also qualify for a free month of health insurance, upon adoption. The adopter must activate insurance at time of adoption.

    If you are interested in Avionna, please call 580-654-2513 or message us on our Facebook page.  Thank you!

  • photo courtesy of Friends Fur Change

    Friends Fur Change (Chickasha) - 405 245-6932

    This beautiful princess is Silver, a beautiful female domestic short hair, and she is just one of many beautiful cats we have in foster care.

    She is a Friends Fur Change Kitty. For information on adopting Silver, please call Bobbie at 405-245-6932 if interested.

  • photo courtesy of Carnegie Animal Control

    Carnegie Animal Shelter - 580 682-9073

    This is Chevy. He is about 1 1/2 years old, and is simply an adorable, sweet, energetic and playful boy. He loves water and going for walks. He was abandoned by his owner and is in desperate need of a forever home.

    If you have room for a Chevy in your life, and can give this sweet boy a loving home, please call the Carnegie Animal Shelter at 580-682-9073.

  • photo courtesy of Elgin Animal Shelter

    Elgin Animal Shelter - 580 919-5117

    This lovely little lady is Sadie, and she came into Elgin from the Mangum Shelter, where she was on her final days. This girl is 15 months old, up to date on all of her vaccinations and spayed.

    Sadie is good with children, larger dogs but not with cats. For more information or to meet Sadie, please contact the Elgin Shelter at 580 919-5117

  • photo courtesy of Humane Society of Wichita Falls

    Humane Society of Wichita Falls - 940 855-4941

    Scruffy is an 8 month old wire doxie mix. He does well with other dogs and cats. He does however chase chickens so he wouldn't make a good farm dog. He is up-to-date on his vaccinations, and is looking for the right family to help him burn his puppy energy.

    Scruffy has a big heart for a little guy, and has plenty of love to share with a new fur-ever, preferably active family. If you would like to meet Scruffy and possibly be his fur-ever home, 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

    This is Kody, a cute, curly haired dog is so full of happy tail wags. Maybe this week will be his week to find a home.

    If you you would like to meet Kody and get to know him better, we would be happy for you to do that. For more information about adopting Kody, email

  • photo courtesy of Wilbarger Humane Society

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

    Look at this handsome boy! Vanilla Ice is just the sweetest most beautiful boy. He is under six months old and loves to play. So far he has no other color popping up on his fur making him an all white cat. He loves playing with his brother and cage mates, all boys. They also love to sleep curled together.

    Vanilla Ice would love to be adopted either with a sibling or without since he plays well with others and by himself with toys. Come see Vanilla Ice and his brothers ans sisters!

    Come and visit him! 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