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 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.

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!


It was a good week for the Carnegie Animal Shelter as three of their resident found furr-ever homes, including long-time guest Pinky, who we have featured the last few weeks. Also going home was ChiChi the Chihuahua, who had been abondoned by his previous owner and found a new fur-ever home and Harley who went back to her owners who had been searching for her ever since leaving her in the care of a friend and having her disappear.

photos courtesy of Carnegie Animal Shelter


And another success story from this past weekend...Sassy, the beautiful white cat with one blue and one green eye from Chickasha has found her puuuur-ever home. Sassy, along with 4 dogs and two other cats were adopted last weekend at Friends Fur Change's PetSense Adoption Fair.

photo courtesy of Friends Fur Change



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



On Saturday, June 17th, Rainbow Bridge Can Wait is having a DOUBLE Adoption Event from 11 am to 3pm. The first have of the event will take place at the PetSmart location at 1806 NW 82nd street in Lawton, that's in the Target shopping center at the corner of 82nd street and Quanah Parker Trailway. It will run concurrent with an event at the Tractor Supply Co. location at 7402 NW Sun Blvd in Lawton, that between 72nd and 79th, just off of Quanah Parker Trailway.

photo courtesy of Rainbow Bridge Can Wait

Friends Fur Change of Chickasha will be holding a one day adoption event at the Tractor Supply Co. at 300 E. Grand Ave in Chickasha from 10am to 5pm. For more information, call 405 224-0839.

photo courtesy of Friends Fur Change
  • Stephens County Humane Society - 580 252-7387

    Only 6 months old and with a personality to match his name, meet Rufus! Full of puppy goofiness, fun & curiosity. Eager to love & eager to learn, Rufus gets along with other dogs, adores playtime with children, and is even cat friendly.

    This dog is smart, handsome, and friendly. He enjoys strolling on a leash. On his day out he was a perfect office companion, never jumping on or barking at visitors and passer byers. During his car ride, he enjoyed looking through the window and cuddling when he got the chance from the kiddos. He's GREAT with kids, again never jumping. He's going to make the perfect companion for someone who is looking to share their life with a pup that seemingly enjoys all things.

    Rufus has a Pet Partner, and his adoption fee is WAIVED! For more information about this handsome boyl, call SCHS at 580-252-7387.

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

    Addison is our longest staying Dog on Lawton Animal Welfare's adoption row. She is a 2 years-old yellow lab, who is still looking for her second chance and a Forever Home. Come on down to Lawton Animal Welfare and meet this young lady... I guarantee you'll FALL IN LOVE.

    Lawton Animal Welfare is located at 2104 SW 6th street and can be reached at 580 581-3219 or on Facebook.

    photo courtesy of Lawton Animal Welfare
  • Lawton Humane Society - 580 355-7729

    This is Stewie, an 8 month old male pitbull. This guy has been through hell and still happy as can be. Someone had bound his muzzle, causeing it to swell. It took a while but he has lost the hair where it was tied. Then after the swelling went down, he had parvo. 2 weeks later he is doing great. He is active and playful, and is the sweetest friendliest dog you could meet. He has had 2 sets of shots, scheduled to be neutered, and is micro-chipped.

    Stewie is kennel trained and seems to be potty trained. He has been staying at the vet since we took him in so they could monitor his mouth and ensure there was no infections and that it was healing properly. If you would like to meet this handsome pup, please contact Brandi at 580-483-4028.

    photo courtesy of Lawton Humane Society
  • Friends Fur Change (Chickasha) - 405 245-6932

    Look at this sweet face. This is Bailey a female Heeler Mix. She is 2 to 2 1/2 years old, spayed and up to date on her shots. She is not a working dog just wants to play and be your buddy. She lost and eye do to infection but it hasn't slowed her down. She is great with other dogs and kids.

    She has been in foster care too long and needs a loving home. She is a Friends Fur Change Girl.

    For more info call 405-245-6932

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

    These two feisty, fearless, but friendly little guys are Orlando and Odin. They are crate trained and house trained and are working on basic commands. They are still puppies, so they do and will continue to chew for a while. They like other dogs but have not been around cats yet.

    These two love to be outside and have a lot of energy. They come neutered, micro-chipped, and up to date with age appropriate shots. If you are interested in meeting Orlando and Odin, please contact Rainbow Bridge Can Wait at 580-654-2513 or in Facebook or PetFinder.

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

    The Carnegie Animal Shelter is currently hosting this beautiful young lad, a 6 to 8 month old playful, sweet, bigger breed dog, maybe a type of hound or mix. He is a very handsome young man. If anyone can open their home to a sweet boy, please call me at 580-682-9073.For more information, or to meet this young lady, contact the Carnegie Animal Shelter at 580 682-9073.
    photo courtesy of Carnegie Animal Shelter
  • Elgin Animal Shelter - 580 919-5117

    Harmony is a about 2 year old and about 48 lbs. Lab Mix. She is up to date on vaccinations and spayed as well. Harmony is super sweet with puppies and kittens. She is calm but alert.

    Harmony was in a Kill Shelter and about to die when we pulled her. This girl is in a foster home but can't stay there since she is getting to attached.

    Please call/text to (580)919-5117

    photo courtesy of Elgin Animal Shelter
  • Humane Society of Wichita Falls - 940 855-4941

    This is Sunny, a sweet calico kitten. She likes to play and remind everyone who the boss is. Sunny is just one of several cats and kittens up for adoption at the Humane Society of Wichita County. Come pick one out today!

    If you would like to meet one, please contact the Humane Society of Wichita Falls at940 855-4941

    photo courtesy of Humane Society of Wichita County
  • Southwest Oklahoma Animal Network - 580 482-8945

    This little dog is oh so stinking cute. His name is Lucky.  He appears to be a long haired Chihuahua. If you meet him you will fall in love with him. He appears to be a 1 year old (M) Long Haired Chihuahua Mix. Lucky is very friendly and loves to play. He also enjoys snuggling on laps and going for walks. He has been sleeping in his crate and has not had any accidents.

    He is current on his vaccinations, including his rabies.  He tested negative for heartworms and 3 tick borne diseases and has been neutered. Lucky should make a very nice family pet.

    Please consider giving Lucky a new home. For more information about Lucky, please email

    photo courtesy of Southwest Oklahoma Animal Network
  • Willbarger Animal Shelter (Vernon, TX) - 940 552-5373

    This week's Pet of the Week is our boy Hulkbuster! He is an older cat but he is still very playful and loving. He is a short hair tabby and white mix. He is also a very big boy. He loves attention and is good with other cats, kids and most dogs. Come see Hulkbuster and watch him capture you heart.

    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
  • Fletcher Dog Rescue - 580 919-6511