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!



Rainbow Bridge Can Wait is holding an adoption event on Saturday, October 7th at the PetSmart located at 1806 NW 82nd Street in Lawton. That's the Target Shopping Center at 82nd and Quanah Parker Trailway. The event takes place from 11am to 3pm and will feature many dogs, cats, kittens and puppies to choose from. So come on out and fall in love with a furr-ever friend at Rainbow Bridge Can Wait's Saturday adoption event.

photo courtesy of Rainbow Bridge Can Wait


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


Willbarger Hume Society has declared October ADOPT A SHELTER PET MONTH! In order to celebrate we are reducing the price of adoptions to half. Cats will be $30 and dogs will be $45 for the month of October only. We will be having an adoption event on Oct. 7 at the Wilbarger Auditorium during the Fall Festival. On that day ONLY, adoption fees will be $25 for any animal. Come and find a new family member during Adopt a Shelter Pet Month! It will make a pet happy and make you happy as well.


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



The Willbarger Humane Society could use assistance with some basic items they are running short of supply on. Currently the Wilbarger Humane Society's greatest needs are Bounce dryer sheets, paper towels, trash bags both 13 gal and 39 gal, and always dog and cat food.


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

    This is Danny, a 10 to 12 month old Weimaraner mix, a happy boy that is looking for plenty of room to play. Danny is loyal, loving and is eager to please, smart and learns quickly. The only things he asks is that his fur-ever home have no cats or goats, as he doesn't get along well with either.

    Danny's adoption fee is sponsored by U.S. Law Shield and he is eager to find a family he can share and grow with. For more information about Danny, or to arrange a meet and greet with this energetic boy, 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

    Hi!  My name is Padme'. I am a 17 month old bulldog mix. I love people of all sizes as well as other dogs. I enjoy group play and I love my toys. I don't chew and I am house and kennel trained. My people are my favorite thing in the world and I am ok with sharing them with a gentle reminder. I am still working on basic commands and leash work. I am unsure of new places but if given time to adjust I do fine.

    I come fully vetted with age appropriate vaccines, microchipped, heartworm negative, and spayed. The rescue will pay to activate my chip and up to a year of monitoring it. I also come with 30 days of free veterinary insurance if my new family activates it.

    If you are interested in meeting me contact Rainbow Bridge Can Wait at 580-654-2513 or on their 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 Shelter

    Carnegie Animal Shelter - 580 682-9073

    This little girl is around 6 months old. She was found hanging out at the Sonic so I guess she like hamburgers. She's smaller than knee high so I'm thinking she will be medium sized when grown.

    If anyone can offer her a loving home or knows where she came from, please call  the Carnegie Animal Shelter at 580-682-9073.

  • photo courtesy of Elgin Animal Shelter

    Elgin Animal Shelter - 580 919-5117

    Puppies are in the air at the Elgin Animal Shelter, and these healthy youngins are all looking for their fur-ever home. This litter of 10 pups is ready to go with all their check-ups and have their vaccinations up to date.

    For more information or to meet any of these 10 bundles of energy, 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

    This is Becka, and she is about a year old. This girl with the permanent milk mustache is a  very sweet girl who loves to lay in the sunshine or curl up in a warm lap.

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

    We are not quite sure, but we think Kiefer is a poodle mix. He could possibly have some Dachshund in his blend. He appears to be about a year old. He is one very happy little guy. He is a little shy at first, but is starting to come around. So far he appears to be house trained. He has been in a foster home with other dogs. He loves to play with them and with toys. He is just a sweet dog that has the potential of being a nice family pet. All he needs is a chance.

    Kiefer was recently neutered. He is current on all his vaccinations. He tested negative for Heartworms and 3 tick borne diseases. Kiefer appears to be non-shedding, but he will need occasional grooming. For more information about adopting this handsome guy, e-mail

  • photo courtesy of Willbarger Humane Society

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

    At the Willbarger Humane Society, October is ADOPT A SHELTER PET MONTH! In order to celebrate we are reducing the price of adoptions to half. Cats will be $30 and dogs will be $45 for the month of October only.

    Our Pet of the Week is sweet Stella. Ms Stella came to the shelter expecting kittens when she was just a kitten herself. She was a bit moody at first but now she is a complete doll. She had four babies who are still here for adoption as well. Stella is good with other cats and is a very loving girl. She is a flame point Siamese. Come see Stella during Adopt a Shelter Pet Month and see if she would be good in your home.

    Come and visit Stella! 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