There are many organizations throughout Southwest Oklahoma and North Texas dedicated to pets and pet adoptions. This week we welcome yet another to the Townsquare Pet Patrol, the Wilbarger Humane Society of Vernon, TX.

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 will be highlighting adoptable pets from throughout the Southwest Oklahoma area, 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.

April is Heart Worm Awareness month, and the Pet Patrol would like to remind you to have your pets checked for heart worms this month. The Pet Patrol is brought to you by Midtown Animal Hospital. We would also like to thank Just 4 K9s and Kitties 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!



Lawton Animal Welfare is kicking off their Kennel Drive this week, running through Tuesday May 9th. Donations of money or a collapsible kennel in either large or extra large sizes will be greatly appreciated as their supply has dwindled. Your donations can be dropped of at 2104 SW 6th St. They will also have a booth this weekend at Lawton's Largest Garage, Antique and Collectable Sale at the Great Plains Coliseum on Friday from 8 to 6 and Saturday 8 - 3.

photo courtesy of Lawton Animal Welfare

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 while they search for their fur-ever homes. If you can help Rainbow Bridge out and become a foster families, please contact them at their their Facebook page.

photo courtesy of Rainbow Bridge Can Wait


Southwest Vet Clinic will be hosting low cost rabies and vaccination clinics in several locations on the dates shown below. All clinics will be held at the posted town's fire department, with the exception of Fletcher, which will be held at the Fair Barn. Clinic prices are as follows:

Rabies vaccination...................$10.00

DHLPP vaccination..................$15.00


Feline Lukemia vaccination.....$20.00

photo courtesy of Southwest Animal Hospital


Black Dog CrossFit and Rainbow Bridge Can Wait is looking for sponsors for their upcoming Canine Calisthenics Adoption Event, scheduled for Saturday, April 29th. For more information, please contact Black Dog Cross Fit at 304-488-9864. All proceeds from the event will go towards supporting Rainbow Bridge Can Wait.

photo courtesy of Rainbow Bridge Can Wait

Friends Furr Change Animal Rescue and PetSense will be holding a national adoption event on Saturday May 6th, at PetSense in Chichasha. All 132 PetSense stores will be holding an adoption event on the same day. There will be more than 50 dogs and cats there for you to meet, as well as a reptile group who will have snakes and lizards up for adoption.

There will be a barbeque, supplied by Arvest National Bank, featuring hot dogs, chips, sodas and other assorted goodies furnished by First National Bank.

For more information, please call Erin at PetSense (405) 222-7006.

photo courtesy of Friends Fur Change

Lawton Animal Welfare will be at the Senior Health and Wellness Expo, 19 May 17, from 9 am until 4 pm. We will be providing Free Nail Clipping, Health Checks, Micro-Chipping, Vaccinations, and Rabies Shots to the Seniors PETS. KLAW 101 will be hanging out with Lawton Animal Welfare from 11 to 1 at the event.

photo courtesy of Lawton Animal Welfare

The Town of Cement will be hosting the Verden Veterinary Clinic on May 20th, 2017 from 9:00 A.M. to 12:00 P.M. for anyone who is interested to bring their dogs and cats to receive their rabies shot. The rabies shot is $8.00 and other shots will be available.  We will also be registering all dogs at the same time. If you live inside City limits you MUST register all dogs with the Town. The tags are $5.00 per dog and rabies shot documents must be provided to the Town Clerk in order to receive a tag. If you have any questions feel free to contact the Town Clerk at (405) 489-3222. We thank you for your interest and look forward to seeing you there!


Rainbow Bridge Can Wait is currently holding a fundraising raffle. A $10 donation will gain you entry for a drawing for a tattoo from Chess Salazar, one of Oklahoma's top tattoo artists, with a value of $300. Two winners will be drawn and notified.

photo courtesy of Rainbow Bridge Can Wait

  • Stephens County Humane Society - 580 252-7387

    This week, The Stephens County Humane Society would like everyone to meet Sasha ... who should be in her furr-ever home, but for some mysterious reason is still with the SCHS.

    Sasha's only negative is that she doesn't like cats and needs to be in a cat-free home. This beautiful Basset Hound mix loves children, is house-trained, leash-trained, gets along with other dogs and adores human companionship!

    Sasha is about 1-year old and is a happy, social dog. She is spayed, up to date on vaccinations, tested negative for heart worms and has been given preventive treatments for ticks, fleas & heart worms during her time with us. She will make some lucky family an excellent, loyal and life-long companion. For more information about Sasha or any of our other dogs, please call the SCHS Animal Shelter at 580-252-7387.

    photo courtesy of Stephens County Humane Society
  • Lawton Animal Welfare - 580 581-3218

    Abby is a Female, Chihuahua mix, 1-2 Years Old, who is Fixed and is looking for a new lease on life. She loves everyone she meets and really would like to go home with you today.
    How about stopping down here at Lawton Animal Welfare and see if we can make a connection? Contact the Lawton Animal Welfare department at 580 581-3218.
    photo courtesy of Lawton Animal Welfare
  • Lawton Humane Society - 580 355-7729

  • Friends Fur Change (Chickasha) - 405 245-6932

    We have no idea about Smokey, but Friends Fur Change in Chickasha would like to introduce everyone to Bandit, an 8 week old male Terrior Mix. He will be ready for Adoption May 6th along with his Sibling. Both will be fixed and will be up-to-date on their shots.

    Bandit is one cute little Friends Fur Change baby and if you would like to meet him or his sibling, contact Bobbie with Friends Fur Change and we would love to do a meet and greet. Give Bandit a call at 405-245-6932

    photo courtesy of Friends Fur Change
  • Rainbow Bridge Can Wait - 580 919-0439

    This sweet girl is Karma, a 4 year old Shepherd blend who absolutely loves people. She is house broken and loves to play with toys. She gets along with dogs as long as they are the same size as her or larger. However, she does not appreciate smaller dogs at all. She would make a great dog for a family or a single person as long as lots of love and toys are involved.

    Karma's adoption fee is $140.00. She comes with up to date age appropriate shots, dewormed, treated for fleas and ticks, and heart worm negative. She is on monthly heart worm preventative and is micro chipped. The rescue pays for activation of the chip and up to a year of monitoring. She also comes with 30 days of free veterinary insurance to be activated by the adopters. If you are interested in Karma, please contact Rainbow Bridge Can Wait on Facebook or on Petfinder.

    photo courtesy of Rainbow Bridge Can Wait
  • Carnegie Animal Shelter - 580 682-9073

    This young lady is currently staying with the Carnegie Animal Shelter and proves big is beautiful. She appears to be a young adult, and while she is not agrressive, she just tends to shy away from humans. She just needs some time to overcome her trust issues. This pretty lady is just needs some love and attention and a furr-ever home to show her true personality.

    If you are interested in adopting this cute little guy, please contact Carnegie Animal Control at 580 682-9073

    photo courtesy of Carnegie Animal Shelter
  • Carnegie Animal Shelter - 580 682-9073

    Another current resident of the Carnegie Animal Shelter is this beautiful black and white female. She is small in stature with a long body and long hair. She is a young adult. She is very sweet with humans, but might not get along with other female dogs.

    For more information, or to meet this sweet lady, please contact the Carnegie Animal Shelter at 580 682-9073

    photo courtesy of Carnegie Animal Shelter
  • Elgin Animal Shelter - 580 919-5117

    The Elgin Animal Shelter is currently fostering two young kittens and their mother and are looking for homes for each. The brother and sister are living in a foster home with their mother and are about weeks old, and like a kitten they are both playful and funny.

    If you are interested in adopting one or both of them, or their mother, please contact us at (580)919-5117

    photos courtesy of Elgin Animal Shelter
  • Cache Animal Control - 580 585-7693

  • Humane Society of Wichita Falls - 940 855-4941

    Hello everyone, The Wichita Falls Humane Society would like you all to meet Gomer, a 1 yr old terrier mix who has been with them since January.  He loves to be around people of all ages, and walks well on a leash and loves to lay out in the sunshine. He even likes cats.

    Gomer knows he is a lucky boy, as he was rescued from another shelter who had him high on their kill list. With that drama behind him, there is nothing Gomer would like more than find a new family he can love and play with and share his furr-ever home.

    If you would like to meet Gomer, please contact the Humane Society of Wichita Falls at 940 855-4941

    photo courtesy of Wichita County Humane Society.
  • Geronimo Animal Shelter - 580 353-5511

    The Geronimo Animal Shelter currently is housing a mother and son pittie pair, who were found abandoned on Divine Rd., left for their own recourse.

    The darker one is the mother, and the lighter, her son. If you would be interested in meeting either of these loving duo, who are just looking for the chance to find a loving family that can give them them a fur-ever home, contact the Geronimo Animal Shelter at 580 353-5511.

    photo courtesy of Geronimo Animal Shelter
  • Altus Animal Shelter - 580 481-2285

    Brutus is my name.... I don't know why I am at the Altus Animal Shelter. I am really sweet dog, I'm just really sad at the shelter. I would love a home of my own.

    If your Interested in me Please go out to the shelter and ask about me. Thanks, Brutus!

    photo courtesy of Altus Animal Welfare Assoc
  • Willbarger Animal Shelter (Vernon, TX) - 940 552-5373

    The Willbarger Animal Shelter in Vernon, TX would like to introduce Miss Pheobe, a beautiful Boxer/Husky mix that is almost one year old. She is a two timer here at the shelter, but thru no fault of her own. She was brought in as a stray in 2016 and adopted by a lovely young girl who wanted a companion in her first apartment. The girl hit some hard times and could not keep Pheobe. So this pretty girl is back at our shelter looking for a forever home.

    Phoebe is very active and is mostly crate trained. She is also good with other dogs, and would love you to come her.

    Wilbarger Humane Society is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and again from 3:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. and on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. 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

    photo courtesy of Wilbarger Humane Society