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!


Missing from the Siloam Springs, AR area since July 3, Blu is an 8 year-old, male, black and white border collie who love to play frisbee. And while it may be unlikely he has traveled this far on his own, it is unknown how he disappeared. If you have seen Blu either locally, or in your holiday travels, please contact Nancy Jackson at 479-427-0083 or Mark Jackson at 479-427-2012.

photo courtesy of Nancy Jackson
photo courtesy of Nancy Jackson


Once again, the Carnegie Animal Shelter is our success story. Going into the long holiday weekend, they had 8 dogs and only 5 kennels. Facing having to put down at least 3 dogs by Monday a call to action was put out and 1 foster home was found, 2 other were moved to other kennels, while 2 more were claimed by their owners, easing the overpopulation emergency in Carnegie.


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.


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


  • photo courtesy of Stephens County Humane Society
    photo courtesy of Stephens County Humane Society

    Stephens County Humane Society - 580 252-7387

    Telly is a young Black Lab mix who came to us as a stray, but it didn't take us long to figure out just how wonderful he is!

    Telly is about a year old, give or take, and has outstanding leash manners. He also gets along with other dogs, making him a prime candidate for social activities, i.e., walks, visits to dog parks, hiking, camping, etc. Telly is also crate-trained and tries to keep his kennel clean, indicating house-training manners.

    Telly is people-oriented and looks to his person for direction, making him easy to train and a delight to have around! Telly is also good around children; however, he still has quite a bit of puppy in him and small children may be accidentally knocked over from time to time.

    For more information or to meet Telly, call SCHS at 580-252-7387. He tested negative for heart worms, has been neutered, and UTD on his vaccinations. He is healthy, happy and ready for a home of his own!

  • Lawton Animal Welfare - 580 581-3218

  • photo courtesy of Lawton Humane Society
    photo courtesy of Lawton Humane Society

    Lawton Humane Society - 580 355-7729

    This is Mario, an 8 week old Domestic Short Hair kitten, who is an absolute bundle of energy. He can play for hours, loves toys and climbing, and is overy social and will want to be around you. When he gets all tuckered out he will be the best cuddler. He would prefer to go to a house without dogs, but loves other cats. Mario is great with small children and birds.

    Mario will be fixed and up-to-date on shots. If you'd like to meet Mario contact Brandi at 5802843445

  • Rainbow Bridge Can Wait - 580 919-0439

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

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

    Carnegie Animal Shelter - 580 682-9073

    This week we would like to highlight Missy. She is a short little girl with a long body, an unknown mixture. She is very sweet but does not get along with cats. She is a young adult who loves people and will follow you everywhere.

    If you would like to meet Missy, please call the Carnegie Animal Shelter at 580-682-9073.

  • photo courtesy of Elgin Animal Shelter
    photo courtesy of Elgin Animal Shelter

    Elgin Animal Shelter - 580 919-5117

    This is Sadie, she is a female Pit Bull Terrier that was in a shelter and was in danger of being put down due to overcrowding. A foster stepped in and gave Sadie a temporary home. This young lady is only 1 to 2 years old and is good with kids, but not so much with cats.

    This sweetheart loves attention, and given the chance, she would lay in your lap all day. She is spayed and up-to-date on all of her shots and would love to meet you. To meet her, contact the Elgin Animal Shelter at 580 919-5117

  • photo courtesy of Humane Society of Wichita Falls
    photo courtesy of Humane Society of Wichita Falls

    Humane Society of Wichita Falls - 940 855-4941

    Miss Kitty is a domestic longhair, She is about 3 yrs old and declawed in the front. She is very lovable and likes to sit in your lap and cuddle.

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

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

    Southwest Oklahoma Animal Network - 580 482-8945

    Sassy was surrendered by her owner to a local shelter when they could no long care for her. She’s been with us a short time, but acts like she has been here all her life.  Sassy is a very sweet girl that gets along well with other dogs. Her favorite pastime is getting belly rubs and snuggling. She should fit into any family.

    Sassy appears to be a 4 year old Lhasa Apso mix. She has been spayed and is current on all her vaccinations.  She tested negative for heart worms and 3 tick borne diseases, and has been micro-chipped. Sassy will require periodic grooming, and depending on her mix, should be fairly non-shedding.

    Please consider giving Sassy a new home. For more information about Petey, e-mail

  • photo courtesy of Wilbarger Humane Society
    photo courtesy of Wilbarger Humane Society

    Willbarger Animal Shelter (Vernon, TX) - 940 552-5373

    This precious baby is Houston. He is a beautiful heeler mix puppy with the most amazing blue eyes. Houston came in with 5 siblings as a stray and is about 15 weeks old. He is the only one of his litter left. Houston likes other dogs and seems to get more confident when he is around others. When he is alone he likes to be shy and cuddly. Please come look at Houston and make him part of your family.

    Please come and meet Houston and make him part of your family. 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

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