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!




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


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.




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.


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 Country Humane Society

    Stephens County Humane Society - 580 252-7387

    Sully & Bella are a pair of lovely, social Cattle Dogs. Sully is about 3 years old and Bella is just a year old. Both dogs are people-oriented and have a great future as companion pets. Sully is fully house-trained, while Bella is getting the hang of it and is just in need of a little supervision.

    Both are great family pets and are looking for their fur-ever home. For more information about Sully or Bella (or both), or to arrange a meet and greet with this energetic pair, please call the Stephens County Humane Society at 580-252-7387!

  • photo courtesy of Lawton Animal Welfare

    Lawton Animal Welfare - 580 581-3218

    Hello Everyone! My name is Robert, I’m a Male, Terrier mix, and am around 7 months old. Lawton Animal Welfare did me a favor and had me fixed, vaccinated, micro-chipped, I was given a current Rabies shot, and gave me a brand new, and shiny, City License. All I have to do is find a new forever home. Are you looking for a great companion who is loving and caring and loves to snuggle? I’m very picky and really want the best home Lawton has to offer. I’ll love you for the rest of my life, all I ask is that you spoil me rotten.

    On a serious not, how about you head down here and let me interview you to see if I want to go home with you! Come down to Lawton Animal Welfare, 2104 SW 6th Street, and ask for me by name, remember my name is Robert! 580 581-3218

  • Lawton Humane Society - 580 355-7729

  • photo courtesy of Rainbow Bridge Can Wait

    Rainbow Bridge Can Wait - 580 919-0439

    This sweet girl is Xena.  She is a strong girl who gets along with submissive dogs and loves her people.  She is house and crate trained. She would love nothing more than a family to call her own.

    Xena comes vetted with age appropriate vaccines, she is spayed, microchipped, heart worm negative, and on monthly heart worm preventative. If you are interested in Xena please call Rainbow Bridge Can Wait at 580-654-2513 or message us on our Facebook page.

  • photo courtesy of Friends Fur Change

    Friends Fur Change (Chickasha) - 405 245-6932

    Meet Rufus; he's a male Sheppard-mix, about 8 months old. He is very loyal, does well in a crate. Good with other dogs, not sure about cats. Loves to play in the yard.. Needs someone who will spend time with him.

    Rufus is neutered and up-to-date on his shots. Rufus is a Friends Fur Change Boy. Contact Bobbie for more info 405-245-6932

  • photo courtesy of Carnegie Animal Shelter

    Carnegie Animal Shelter - 580 682-9073

    This is Lily, she is a 3 to 4 month old lab puppy, very playful and energetic. She was found as a stray and was never claimed. If anyone can give Lily a safe, loving home, 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 Gretta, an approximately 1-year old English Bull Dog. She is full of energy and love kids and other dogs. She is up-to-date on her shots and is house trained, and just looking for her fur-ever family.

    Gretta 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 Gretta 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

    Molly is a very sweet female Shih Tzu.  We don’t know a lot about her background other than her owner may have had too many dogs, and gave her up. Molly has been very nice with all the other dogs in her foster home as well as her human foster family too. She appears to be house trained and is quiet. She is eating well and will occasionally bark for food. Molly will even stand up on her back legs begging for a treat.

    Molly is still young, maybe 2 years old. She is just a sweet and loving dog that is looking for a new home. She is current on all her vaccinations and has been spayed. She tested negative for heartworms and 4 tick borne diseases, and has also been microchipped.

    For more information about adopting this pretty gal, e-mail

  • photo courtesy of Wilbarger 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 Abby is our Pet of the Month again for October. She is getting sad that she does not have someone to play with and a yard to run in. She is a German Shepherd and Husky mix with one brown and one blue eye. Abby came in as a stray, is about a year old and is a very sweet girl. She has lots of personality and does well with other dogs but is unsure about cats. (She hasn't paid a lot of attention to Snow but she might chase a cat if given the chance.) She has lots of energy since she is still young and would need to have some training to not jump on people and kids when she is excited.

    Does Abby sound like your kind of girl? Come and visit her and see if she is the dog of your heart. As pet of the month her adoption fee is sponsored to an approved home. 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