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!


Southwest Oklahoma Animal Network had a great adoption event last weekend with 4 of their furry friends finding homes. Congratulations to the four new families on their additions and to the pets on finding their furr-ever homes

photo courtesy of Southwest Oklahoma Animal Network



Lawton Animal Welfare is throwing a pool party! This Saturday from 10 am to noon come on out and meet some of Lawton Animal Welfare's pupulation at the Pup's Pool Party, come on down to Lawton Animal Welfare, 2104 SW 6th Street, in Lawton, and help us bath ALL the Adoptable Dogs, while playing with them in our newly donated Pools. Let's help them get rid of Fleas and Ticks, while allowing them to have some fun. Does this sound like something you'd be interested in helping? Call 581-3219, during our open hours, and ask for MO and let her know you're interested, so we'll know how many people to expect.

photo courtesy of Lawton Animal Welfare


The Elgin Animal Shelter will be making a Freedom Ride this weekend, transporting 15 foster dogs from Elgin and 5 more from the Stigler Animal Shelter to their new homes in Iowa. Donations are currently being accepted to help offset the costs and can be made by contacting Conny Finch at the Elgin Animal Shelter, 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


  • Stephens County Humane Society - 580 252-7387

    It's all hands on deck in our efforts to get Luna adopted into her Forever Home. We are seeing the gorgeous Luna start to decline; exhibited through stress-induced weight loss, in spite of the fact that we have doubled her caloric intake.

    This 4-year old Bullmastiff mix came to us as an owner surrender. She is a friendly dog, loves people of all ages and is cat tolerant. As a general rule, she gets along with other dogs; however, she can be quite possessive and jealous of her people. Luna will do best as an only dog. She walks fairly well on a leash, gives every appearance of being house-trained and has nice house manners.

    Best of all, Luna is completely sponsored! Her adoption fee has been pre-paid!! All we need is for her family to find her and take her home. If you are interested in our beautiful girl, please call SCHS at 580-252-7387 and let's arrange an introduction!

    photo courtey of Stephens Country Humane Society
  • Lawton Animal Welfare - 580 581-3218

    "Tips" has been at Lawton Animal Welfare since our March's Lucky Day to be Adopted event. Can we make today his Lucky Day and find him a Furever Home? He has been really patient and loves attention, but he told me he is ready to leave. He is ready to move on to the next chapter in his life. He is ready to show unconditional love to a new family.

    Lawton Animal Welfare is located at 2104 SW 6th street and can be reached at 580 581-3219 or on Facebook.

    photo courtesy of Lawton Animal Welfare
  • Lawton Humane Society - 580 355-7729

    This is Ruby, a female Red Bone Hound/Lab Mix, approximately 1 1/2 years old. Ruby's former family abandoned her when they moved, leaving her in their fenced-in back yard. She eventually escaped and was found by her foster family running around in the street, so they took her in. Ruby is very loyal, and loves being outside as much as possible (except when it rains), lazing around, sunbathing in the back yard. She also loves to tree squirrels.

    Ruby's very sweet and would most likely thrive from being the sole pup in her new family. She doesn't seem to mind cat's too much. She will be spayed, vaccinated and microchipped before she is adopted. If you are interested in meeting this great girl, please contact Kristen at 512-775-5262.

    photo courtesy of Lawton Humane Society
  • Rainbow Bridge Can Wait - 580 919-0439

    This beautiful girl is Raina, a 1 to 2 year old airedale mix. Raina is kennel trained and almost house trained. She loves to play ball and is very gentle with her mouth. You can put your hands in her dish when she is eating and she will back away. She likes stuffed toys but will eventually shred them. Working on leash work, she lacks confidence in new situations. However, with enough love and patience she will be a great addition to your family.

    Raina comes spayed, up to date with age appropriate vaccines, dewormed and heart worm negative. She receives monthly heart worm preventative and flea and tick preventative. She is also micro-chipped and the rescue pays for activation and the first year of monitoring. She also comes with 30 days of free veterinary insurance. If you are interested in her, please call Rainbow Bridge Can wait at 580-654-2513 or send us a message on Face Book.

    photo courtesy of Rainbow Bridge Can Wait
  • Friends Furr Change (Chickasha) - 405 245-6932

    This is Cookie, 5 month old Mix puppy. She has the sweetest personality and loves to cuddle. Her sibling was adopted out so she is pretty lonesome. She is spayed and up-to-date on shots.

    Cookie won't be a big dog, small medium to medium size at best. She is great with kids and other dogs. She is a FRIENDS FUR CHANGE girl. We are located in Chickasha and can do a meet and greet anytime. She is in Foster Care at this time.

    photo courtesy of Friends Furr Change
  • Friends Furr Change (Chickasha) - 405 245-6932

    photo courtesy of Friends Furr Change
  • Carnegie Animal Shelter - 580 682-9073

    This is our little buddy, Petey, a small to medium terrier type male. He is about a year old and he is very energetic and lovable. He is a little shy on first meet but after he gets to know you, he won't leave you alone. He loves running and jumping and rolling in the grass. He will also sneak in for a tongue in your face if you let your guard down.

    If you would like to meet Petey, please call me at 580-682-9073.

    photo courtesy of Carnegie Animal Shelter
  • Elgin Animal Shelter - 580 919-5117

  • Humane Society of Wichita Falls - 940 855-4941

    The Humane Society of Wichita County would like to introduce Peppy, who while he is a senior, still has plenty of love and years to offer a family. He is good with other dogs and cats, and is just looking for a chance at a furr-ever home.

    If you would like to meet Peppy, please contact the Humane Society of Wichita Falls at940 855-4941

    photo courtesy of Humane Society of Wichita County
  • Southwest Oklahoma Animal Network - 580 482-8945

    Spike was surrendered to us when his caregivers could no longer care for him. He is one very handsome 2-3 year old male Schnauzer. He is very sweet and enjoys being held by everyone he meets. He will even snuggle his head underneath your chin.

    Spike is current on all his vaccinations and has been neutered. He tested negative for heartworms and three tick borne diseases. Spike is crate trained and may be house trained also. He enjoys taking a walk with his new human friends on a lead. He was a little unsure about things at first, but given some time and patience, he is fitting into his new pack.

    Please consider giving Spike a home for his new start in life! For more information about Spike, email

    photo courtesy of Southwest Oklahoma Animal Network
  • Willbarger Animal Shelter (Vernon, TX) - 940 552-5373

    This week's pet of the week is Medina. She is a domestic short hair torte tabby and is an adult cat over the age of 1. She is shy at first but once she gets to know you she is a loving girl. Medina would love to go home with someone either with cats or without. We are not sure how she would do with dogs.

    Come see our sweet girl during Adopt a Shelter Cat month and see if she will fit with 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

    photo courtesy of Wilbarger Humane Society