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!



The Stephens County Humane Society 'Bark in the Park' event on Saturday, Oct 21st was a rousing success! The turnout was great, despite the pending weather, and 9 dogs found their fur-ever homes, with none being returned. The Stephens County Humane Society would like to give thanks to the event sponsors, and to all of those, human and canine, that came out and joined us on Saturday.

The Rock 'n' Roll Los Angeles Halloween Half-Marathon Benefitting The ASPCA
Photo by Angela Weiss/Getty Images for ASPCA


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 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


Willbarger Hume Society has declared October ADOPT A SHELTER PET MONTH! In order to celebrate we are reducing the price of adoptions to half. Cats will be $30 and dogs will be $45 for the month of October only. We will be having an adoption event on Oct. 7 at the Wilbarger Auditorium during the Fall Festival. On that day ONLY, adoption fees will be $25 for any animal. Come and find a new family member during Adopt a Shelter Pet Month! It will make a pet happy and make you happy as well.



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 the costs of construction, 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

    This young Shepherd mix is only about a year old, and his name is Wes! In the short time he has been with SCHS, they have grown to love this handsome guy.

    Wes is a pleasant, social dog; walks nicely on a leash, makes new friends easily and gets along with other dogs. For more information, please email Stephens County Humane Society at, or call us at 580-252-7387 (PETS). Our animals are spayed/neutered, UTD on shots, and treated for ticks, & fleas. Cats are tested for FeLV & FIV; and dogs are tested for heart worms.

    Normal adoption fee for cats is $75.00; and $100.00 for dogs, but we frequently have specials running and/or animals who have had their adoption fee sponsored, so ... call us! Let us help you find your next fur-baby!

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

    Lawton Animal Welfare - 580 581-3218

    Hi, I'm Joseph and I've been here at Lawton Animal Welfare for some time now. I'm about 8 months old, a Staffordshire Terrier mix, who is looking for a new furever home, and was wondering if you happen to be busy today?

    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 sweet girl is Karma, a 4 year old Shepherd blend who absolutely loves people. She is house broken and loves to play with toys, and gets along with other 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 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. Karma 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 at 580 654-2513, on Facebook or on 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

    If you are into Classic Rock, these two are for you! Allow us to introduce Janis and Jimi, picked up as strays and are now up for adoption. Janis is a large female between 1 and 2 years old. Jimi is a pup between 6 and 8 months old.  They are both very friendly and desperately seeking a forever home. If you can give one or both of these dogs a good home or if you want to come see all the dogs available for adoption, please call me at 580-682-9073.

    For more information, or to meet these two sweet hearts, please call the Carnegie Animal Shelter at 580-682-9073 or the Town Hall at 580-654-1004.

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

    Elgin Animal Shelter - 580 919-5117

    This handsome guy is Juno, and he is young mixed breed who is very intelligent and attentive. He listens well and is great with kids and other dogs, we're just not sure about cats with him.

    He is full of love and energy, and is looking for his new home to share that with. For more information or to meet Juno, please contact 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 Falls - 940 855-4941

    Howdy, everyone, my name is Chester, and I may be small, but I am a confident little guy! I am a Chihuahua mix, and I am about 1 year old. I get along well with other dogs and love children. I have my proper shots and I am full of energy and love; I am just looking for my new fur-ever family to share it with.

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

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

    Southwest Oklahoma Animal Network - 580 482-8945

    This is Kory, and he appears to be a Yorkie mix. He’s a bit overweight so it’s hard to tell exactly what the mix might be, possibly Chihuahua. Kory is a really sweet guy, seems housebroken, loves to be with people, but is a bit shy at first. He is quite the lap dog and will follow his new human friends wherever they go. He will even share his bed with you.

    Kory gets along with well with the other dogs in his foster home. He appears to be about 3 years old, has been neutered, current on his vaccinations, and he tested negative for heartworms.  Kory has also been microchipped.

    Kory should make a great family pet. For more information about adopting this pretty gal, e-mail

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

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

    This week our pet of the week is Pounce De Leon, a beautiful Siamese baby boy. He has red/orange tips on his ears and tail and a bit on his paws. He loves to play with other cats and when he is done he will come cuddle you. Pounce is a precious boy, under six months old. He came in as a stray. Pounce has been housed with other cats the entire time he has been here and loves both his feline friends as well as human companions as well. He also currently has striking blue eyes.

    Come see Pounce during Adopt a Shelter Pet month while adoption fees are $45 for dogs and $30 for cats. 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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