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!


Storm Relief Assistance

Continued assistance is needed in the both the South Florida and Houston, Texas areas, recently ravaged by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma. Thousands of animals have been left homeless and without families. Many are being relocated, while others are being cared for in the area.

There are several animal groups in the affected areas, attempting to help animals displaced by the storms. We encourage everyone to donate time, supplies or money to these efforts. Among those currently actively working with area authorities are the ASPCA, whose Disaster Response Teams are in the affected areas and assisting those in need. Also attempting to help with feet still on the ground in south Texas is Miranda Lambert's MuttNation Foundation, a small group of volunteers who have rescued hundreds of dogs and cats in the time since Hurricane Harvey came aground.

Our thoughts, hearts and prayers go out to all those in the Houston and South Florida areas, and we urge you to help these organizations any way you can.



Rainbow bridge can wait is having their first annual Vendor/adoption event this Saturday, September 16th from 10am to 4pm. Everyone is invited to be part of this great event at the Great Plains Coliseum. Sponsorships are still available, and we are still accepting raffle donation. This will be a very busy event since there is going to be a car show the same day ! So don't miss out!

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


Friends of the Elgin Animal Shelter is conducting an adoption event, this Saturday, September 16th from 10am to 2pm at the Tractor Supply Co., 330 E. Grand Ave in Chickisha. For more information, call Tractor Supply Co. at 405/224-0839.

photo courtesy of the Elgin Animal Shelter
photo courtesy of the Elgin Animal Shelter


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
photo courtesy of Lawton Animal Welfare


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.



Stephens County Humane Society is currently looking for sponsors for their “Bark in the Park” event scheduled for Saturday, October 21st in Duncan. Past support of this event has helped to provided food, shelter, spaying and neutering services and medical care for the thousands of animals that go through their shelters every year. It is your involvement that turns these lost souls into happy, loving companions for future adopters. For more information on sponsoring the Bark in the Park event, or how you could help with the event, please contact Patti Whitaker at 580 641-0667.


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

    Stephens County Humane Society - 580 252-7387

    This is Curly, and apparently this sweet dog was coming between his owner his girlfriend, so now Curly is now looking for a new home. Enough said about that. Curly is about 9 years old and looks to be a Maltese mix. He loves to be loved on and is a sweet boy with lots of personality.

    Curly is a good listener, but if you are talking to him expect to be answered, because he is also quite the conversationalist! He has the kind of personality that will be compatible with children; however, because of his age & breed type, we recommend older children (6+) only. Curly is cat friendly, good with other dogs, and he is house and leash-trained as well!

    For more information about Curly, or to arrange a meet and greet with this wonderful guy, please call 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 Domino, I am 2 to 3 years old, and while I may have a little extra baggage around my hips, if you gave birth to 6 little ones, then you'd have some too. I am fixed now and will slim back down. I am up-to-date on my shots, so if you don't mind a girl with curves then stop down and see me at Lawton Animal Welfare!

    Do you have a furever home I can go into? Will you 'Opt to Adopt'? Come down to Lawton Animal Welfare, 2104 SW 6th Street, and ask for me by name, remember ASK FOR DOMINO! 580 581-3218

  • 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 lovely lady is name Molly, and she is an older chihuahua, who would want nothing more then to have a comfy bed and a snuggle once in awhile. She gets along with people and dogs, and is housetrained! This older gal would prefer a home with no children

    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 micro-chipped, and RBCW pays the activation into adopters name. All of our dogs also qualify for a free month of health insurance, upon adoption. Molly's adoption fee is $75.00, and her adopter must activate insurance at time of adoption. If you are interested in Molly, please contact us at 580-654-2513 or on Facebook.

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

    Friends Fur Change (Chickasha) - 405 245-6932

    This is Salt, a female Domesticated Short Hair about 3 or 4 months old. She is spayed and up-to-date on her shots, and litter box trained. She is a Friends Fur Change kitten.

    Call Bobbie at 405-245-6932 if your interested in adopting her.

  • photo courtesy of Carnegie Animal Control
    photo courtesy of Carnegie Animal Control

    Carnegie Animal Shelter - 580 682-9073

    This is Margie. She was picked up as a stray and was never claimed by an owner. Margie is a lab mix and she is the sweetest girl. When I walk her on a leash she never pulls me. She stays very close and can even let her off the leash at the pound. She is very friendly, loving and sweet, has been spayed and had all of her current her shots, but will need rabies shot again though.

    If anyone can give this sweet girl a good home, please call the Carnegie Animal Shelter at 580-682-9073.

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    Elgin Animal Shelter - 580 919-5117

    The Elgin Animal Shelter is temporarily holding all adoption activity. For more information, please contact the 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 Falls - 940 855-4941

    This handsome little guy is named Squirrel, and he is a 2 yr old mix breed. Squirrel is an active young guy who loves to play, he is house trained, neutered and is up-to-date on his shots. He has a big heart for a little guy with plenty of love to share with a new fur-ever family, preferably an active family.

    If you would like to meet Squirrel, and possibly be his fur-ever home, 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

    This adorable Shih Tzu is a very special girl that needs just the right home where she came become a family pet. Leia came to SWOAN an owner surrender, and appears to be a 1 to 2 years old.  She has been with her new foster family a short time and is fitting in just fine.

    Leia is just a fun little dog that enjoys playing with her foster canine and human family, and should fit into any family and make a great pet. She is current on all her vaccinations, has been spayed and will be tested for heartworms and 3 tick borne diseases.

    Leia loves to share your bed at nighttime and will even be a lap doggy.  She loves giving lots of doggy kisses. She will even bark to let you know that she needs to go outside. She will need to be occasionally groomed and brushed to keep her coat in perfect condition, but should be fairly non-shedding.

    Please consider giving Leia a new home. For more information about this sweet young girl, please e-mail

  • photo courtesy of Willbarger Humane Society
    photo courtesy of Willbarger Humane Society

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

    Abby is our Pet of the Month for September. She is a German Shepherd and Husky mix with one brown and one blue eye. She is around a year old. Abby came in as a stray and is a very sweet girl. She has lots of personality and does well with other dogs but is unsure about cats.

    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. 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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