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!



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


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



On Thursday, November 16th the Main Street Grill will be hosting a donation event for the Wilbarger Humane Society. The Grill will be donating 10% of all meal tickets between 5pm and 9pm on the day of the event. The Humane Society will be bringing a few featured pets that will be on the patio and completely adoptable!

Wilbarger Humane Society is in need of Bleach, Paper Towels, Cat Litter, regular Dog Treats, Trash Bags (13 & 39 gallon), Dawn Dishwashing Liquid, Bounce Dryer Sheets,  Pedigree or Purina (dry dog food, Puppy Chow, Purina Blue Bag, Dry Cat Food & Purina Kitten Chow) * Any monetary donations and/or donations of a wish list item are always accepted and greatly appreciated.*


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 construction costs, 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
  • photo courtesy of Stephens County Humane Society
    photo courtesy of Stephens County Humane Society

    Stephens County Humane Society - 580 252-7387

    We call this boy Bentley and he was abandoned as a stray in the Loco area. His rescuer wanted to keep him, but her health wasn't up to the activity level of an 8-9 month old puppy.

    Bentley is a blank slate; but ever so ready to learn all the lessons necessary to become a great family companion! He gets along with the other dogs and is young enough to be taught that cats can be our friends as well.

    Bentley would love to have a family of his own with children, to romp with and a big backyard to play in. Please call 580-252-7387 for more information. Bentley is neutered, UTD on vaccinations and tested negative for heart worms, and he has been treated for ticks, fleas & intestinal parasites.

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

    Lawton Animal Welfare - 580 581-3218

    They call me short round. I may be small in stature, but I can promise you I can give loves and kisses as well as any other adoptable pet you've ever met. How'd you like to meet me?
    Stop down for Lawton Animal Welfare's Black Friday were ALL of us Adoptable PETS have been Sponsored, which means Zero money comes out of your pocket, and I bet you'll fall in love with me or one of the other animals in the shelter. We'll see ya down here at Lawton Animal Welfare, 2104 SW 6th Street, and let me ask you a few questions, and see if we can make a connection that will last a lifetime.
  • Lawton Humane Society - 580 355-7729

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    Rainbow Bridge Can Wait - 580 919-0439

    This sweetie is Ida Mae. She loves to give kisses, get tummy rubs and to go for long walks and car rides. Ida Mae loves all people, but she can still get a little too excited and jump to show how excited I am, so smaller children are probably not a good idea.

    Ida Mae also love other dogs, but not cats. She  absolutely adores her toys, but she is still a bit of a pup, so she is very hard on them. Her dream family will love to take her on long walks and car rides, have time to run and play with me and have lots and lots of super tough toys. She is house broken and loves when you come outside with her

    Ida Mae comes with age appropriate vaccines, heart worm negative, and micro chipped. She is on monthly heart worm preventive as well as flea and tick preventive. If you are interested in this sweet girl, contact Rainbow Bridge Can Wait at 580-654-2513 or on out Face Book page.

  • 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

    We would love to introduce the perfect furr-babies for classic rock fans. Janis and Jimi were 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 is Jasmin. She is around 2 years of age and forever in our shelter. She loves people, it depends on the other dog if they get along, and we're not sure about her with cats.

    Jasmine is full of love and energy, and is looking for his new home to share that with. For more information or to meet this beautiful girl, please contact Friends of 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 County - 940 855-4941

    This distinguished guy is Ivan, an older gentlemen, who is very calm and well mannered. He loves to go on slow walks, and is good with children, dogs and cats.

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

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

    Southwest Oklahoma Animal Network - 580 482-8945

    We found Sugar in an area shelter. She is one very sweet girl that is getting along with her new foster parents and canine buddies. We're not quite sure what breed she is, but our best guess is a possible combination of Japanese Chin, Pekingese, and maybe one of the Spaniels. She appears to be about 18 months old.

    Sugar is so adorable. She is housebroken and will take naps in an open crate. She is current on all her vaccinations, including a rabies shot. Sugar tested negative for heartworms and is on a preventative, and has also been microchipped.

    Sugar’s adoption fee is $140.00. For more information about adopting Sugar, 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 featured pet of the week is - Gambit! Gambit is an orange and white domestic short hair. He has a big personality and a huge meow you just cannot ignore. Gambit was brought in as a stray and is now an adoptable resident at our shelter. This sweet boy enjoys adventures the day room and spending time around our other cats.

    He loves to talk to anyone who comes in to visit and makes sure he is noticed the moment that you walk in the room. Gambit is one of those cats that took a sip from the fountain of youth. He looks like a sweet young boy, but he is actually around 8 yrs old. If you get the chance, come and say hello to this sweet boy.

    If you are interested in meeting Gambit, come visit him at the shelter. 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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