There are many organizations throughout Southwest Oklahoma dedicated to pets and pet adoptions. 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 will be highlighting adoptable pets from throughout the Southwest Oklahoma area, hoping to find furr-ever homes for shelter pets from throughout the region.

This week we are highlighting animals from 8 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.

Please remember to spay and neuter your pets, and of course to adopt, not shop!


Friends Fur Change in Chickshaw held a three-day adoption event last weekend. Over the three days, 45 pets joined their new families and found their furr-ever homes.


Rainbow Bridge Can Wait is having an adoption event this Saturday, February 25th and Sunday, February 19th from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the PetSmart location, at 1806 NW 82nd Street, in the Target Shopping Center just north of Quanah Parker Trailway in Lawton

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


Friends Furr Change Animal Rescue and PetSense will be holding a national adoption event on Saturday May 6th at PetSense in Chichasha. All 132 PetSense stores will be holding an adoption event on the same day. For more information, please call Erin at PetSense (405) 222-7006.

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

    Stephens County Humane Society - 580 252-7387

    We would like to introduce everyone to Boomer this week!

    Boomer is about 2 years old and is a Pit Bull Terrier mix who came to us after his owner died. He is absolutely a "gentleman's dog" and is gentle, well-behaved and very eager to please. We are just so very impressed with this dog! He is excellent on a leash, looks to his Person for guidance on what he needs to be doing, loves children, gets along with other dogs and appears to be house-trained. What else is there to say?

    Boomer is neutered, tested negative for heart worms, has been fully vaccinated, de-wormed, treated for ticks and fleas and is ready for a home of his own. Need a little bit more incentive? His adoption fee is only $50!! Contact SCHS at 580-252-7387 for more information about this beautiful dog.

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

    Lawton Animal Welfare - 580 581-3218

    Nolee is a female Jack Russell mix, who is about 9 months old, who is looking for a loving home. If you are looking for a younger pet, with plenty of energy, then she is the one you are looking for.

    Come on down to Lawton Animal Welfare, 2104 SW 6th Street, Lawton, OK, 73501 to meet Nolee.

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

    Lawton Humane Society - 580 355-7729

    We would like to introduce everyone to Maddie , a very sweet 3 month old Staffordshire Terrier mix who is totally "DEAF"! She is going to need a special family with someone who has lots of patience to teach her in sign language or hand gestures.

    Maddie gets along great with other dogs, children and cats. She is not house trained yet but we are currently working with her. This girl is super goofy! She loves to play and interact with people! Want a cuddle buddy? She's your girl!

    Maddie is spayed, up to date on her vaccinations and microchipped. She is ready to be the apple of your eye! If you are interested in providing a loving home for this sweet girl, please contact Brandi at 580-483-4028.

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

    Friends Furr Change (Chickasha) - 405 245-6932

    We are re-introducing everyone to the brother tag-team of Milo and Festus, both male Wire Haired Dashounds. They are fixed and Utd on shots, micro-chipped. They are 9 years old but don't let that fool you. They love to go on walks, wear their coats and strut their stuff. They were owner surrendered and ask us to keep them together.
    If you would like to meet these 2 handsome boys Contact Bobbie with Friends Fur Change @

  • photo courtesy of Ponca City Humane Society
    photo courtesy of Ponca City Humane Society

    Ponca City Humane Society - 580-767-8877

    Really who could resist Addie's adorable face? This 5 year old German Shepherd is one smart girl. She knows commands, walks amazing, loves toys, seems somewhat housebroken, so far good with male dogs we just need to test her with female dogs.

    Addie is a girl who knows how to tell you what she wants; she carries her food bowl around in the morning waiting patiently for her breakfast, and is a favorite with our dog walkers. Addie needs a knowledgeable home with a fenced yard because she loves to run and play. She is ready to find that forever home, could that home be yours?

    Adoption Applications can be submitted at under Adoptable Animals tab.  Please allow 48 hours for a response during normal business hours. (Wednesday-Friday 11-6 and Saturday 10-2).  Applications can also be submitted over the phone 580-767-8877 during normal business hours.

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

    Rainbow Bridge Can Wait - 580 919-0439

    Meet Chester, a 3yr old boxer mix. Chester adores children of all sizes!!! He is kennel trained and house trained, though it may take him a few days to catch on to a new schedule. He absolutely must have a 6ft fence as he has been known to jump a 4ft fence. Chester likes cats but prefers to be the only dog.

    Chestoer is a love bug and loves walks. His adoption fee is $140.00, and comes with up to date age appropriate shots, microchipped, tested heart worm negative, on monthly heart worm preventative as well as monthly flea and tick preventative and dewormed. Chester also comes with 30 days of free veterinarian insurance to be activated by adopter. The rescue will pay for activation of the microchip and up to one year of monitoring. If you are interested in Chester please contact Rainbow Bridge Can Wait on Facebook or on Pet Finder.

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

    Carnegie Animal Shelter - 580 682-9073

    This is Branson. He is an unneutered male collie mix. He is approximately 2 years to 4 years old. He is friendly and affectionate and is in desperate need of a good home.

    If anyone can welcome into their home I'm sure he would be grateful to finally have a stable home. Please call Sherry at 580-682-9073 if you would like to come out and meet him. He only has until Mar. 3 to find a home.

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

    Elgin Animal Shelter - 580 919-5117

    Meet Hallie. This beautiful girl is 1.5 years old and has already a Adventure behind her after living under a I-44 bridge for quite a while, until she was brought to our shelter.

    Hallie is now in a wonderful foster family and has seen the Vet where she received all her shots and got dewormed as well. This girl is absolutely sweet, loves children, other dogs and even cats.

    If you like to meet Hallie please send a message to our FB page ELGIN ANIMAL SHELTER or send a text to (580)919-5117 with your name and what dog you would like to meet.

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