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 Elgin Animal Shelter
photo courtesy of Elgin Animal Shelter


Lawton Animal Control is conducting its monthly Two Hearts adoption event, this Saturday, November 4th from 10am to 2pm at the City Animal Shelter, for more information, please call 580 581-3218.

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, located at 2104 SW 6th Street in Lawton.

photo courtesy of Lawton Animal Welfare
photo courtesy of Lawton Animal Welfare



Rainbow Bridge Can Wait is currently in need of donations to help defer the cost of building kennels to house incoming pets until they can be placed in foster homes. Right now they are looking for close to $6000 to help cover construction costs, building materials and supplies for intake homeless pets.

No amount is too small, donations can be sent to:

Rainbow Bridge Can Wait Animal Rescue
526 E Oklahoma
Carnegie, OK 73015

or by Paypal to

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


The Willbarger Humane Society could use assistance with some basic items they are running short of supply on. Currently their greatest needs are Bounce dryer sheets, paper towels, trash bags both 13 gallon and 39 gallon, 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 Rainbow Bridge Can Wait
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    Stephens County Humane Society - 580 252-7387

    The Stephens County Humane Society is proud to introduce Sadie, an 18-month old pittie mix. She is very social, friendly and eager to please. Sadie is a people person and adores children and is great with other dogs, but hasn't quite decided about cats.

    She is good at riding in the car or sitting on your lap, and is just a very sweet girl. Her adoption fee is sponsored by The Bee Hive Salon. Normal adoption fees are $75 for cats and $100.00 for dogs, but we frequently have specials running and/or animals who have had their adoption fee sponsored, so contact the Stephens County Humane Society at 580 252-7387

  • photo courtesy of Lawton Animal Welfare
    photo courtesy of Lawton Animal Welfare

    Lawton Animal Welfare - 580 581-3218

    Hi my name is Joseph and I'm a neutered Male Shepard Mix, and I'm around 8-9 months old. I'm looking for some good humans to hang out with and to incorporate into my family. Are you looking for a new pack member?

    Would you like to come down for a quick visit and see if we get along? Come on down to LAW 2104 SW 6th Street, Lawton, OK 73501. We'll See Ya Down Here!!!

  • 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 handsome guy is Buckwheat, a 5 year-old pittie mix who loves absolutely everyone. He is great with other dogs and children, though he has really made up his mind about cats.

    Buck's adoption Fee is 150.00, 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 companions also qualify for a free month of health insurance, upon adoption. Adopter must activate insurance at time of adoption.

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

  • photo courtesy of Friends Fur Change
    photo courtesy of Friends Fur Change

    Friends Fur Change (Chickasha) - 405 245-6932

    This is Jacob, Catahula Mix male. This handsome guy is between 1 and 2 years old, neutered and up-to-date on all of his shots.

    Jacob is so sweet, he's good with other dogs, and great with kids. Has one blue eye and one brown.

    But most importantly, Jacob is a Friends Fur Change Boy. For more information, or to meet Jacob, please contact Bobbie for more info 405-245-6932.

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

    Carnegie Animal Shelter - 580 682-9073

    This is Pepper. He is between 1 to 2 years old and is at least part black lab. He has beautiful silky hair, loves to play and run outside. If anyone can give him a good home please contact the Carnegie Animal Shelter at 580-682-9073 or the Town Hall at 580-654-1004.

  • photo courtesy of Friends of the Elgin Animal Shelter
    photo courtesy of Friends of the Elgin Animal Shelter

    Elgin Animal Shelter - 580 919-5117

    This young man is named Buster, a young, mixed-breed pup, who is full of energy. The best part is that he is almost as handsome as he is sweet! This gentle giant is good with kids and other dogs, though we're not sure he ha would deal with cars.

    Buster is full of love and energy, and is looking for his new home to share that with. For more information or to meet this handsome guy, please contact Friends of the Elgin Shelter at 580 919-5117

  • photo courtesy of Humane Society of Wichita County
    photo courtesy of Humane Society of Wichita County

    Humane Society of Wichita County - 940 855-4941

    This stunning young lady is Honey, a 1 year old husky mix, who does well with other dogs and small children. she loves to go on walks and to lay in the sunshine.

    If you would like to meet and possibly be my fur-ever home, please contact the Humane Society of Wichita County at 940 855-4941; make sure you ask for Mack!!

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

    Southwest Oklahoma Animal Network - 580 482-8945

    What a great past week, with four adoptions over the past two weekends. We have some new additions to our adoption program, but they aren't fully vetted and ready to be placed in new homes.

    This week we would like to to a guy named Beau and he is promised to steal anyone's heart the moment they see him...

    He gets along with well with the other dogs in his foster home. He appears to be about a 2 year old Maltipoo, has been neutered, current on his vaccinations, and he tested negative for heartworms. Beau is a little shy at first, but will eventually open up and show that he is actually a lap dog, who enjoys car rides and cuddling at night.

    Beau should make a great family pet. For more information about adopting this handsome guy, e-mail

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

    This week's featured pet is Scarlet, a young Yorkie/ Miniature Pinscher mix. Scarlet had an allergic reaction to a topical flea and tick treatment and lost the hair along her back resulting in a scar. She is a very sweet girl and is almost always happy.

    Scarlettloves kids, other dogs and isn't very interested in cats. She is a cuddler and loves attention. If you are interested in meeting Scarlet come visit her at the shelter. 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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