I would like to start off this week by thanking our contributing agencies for the biggest and best Pet Patrols to date. We had 14 animals featured last week, by far more than any other week. Friends Furr Change and Rainbow Bridge Can Wait both had successful adoption events last week, though Rainbow Bridge's event was hampered by Saturday's cold weather. Stephens County Humane Society hosted a successful outing in the park this past Monday. Finally 5 of our features from last week found their fur-ever homes since last Wednesday.

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 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.

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


It bares repeating that 5 of our featured pets from last week, including the black & white pit bull that was running out of time in Carnegie and Lil' Bit, the Jack Russell Terrier from Stephens County. Also, one of the three found dogs in Elgin found isphoto courtesy of Lawton Humane home.

photo courtesy of Carnegie Animal Control


Jed made a get-away from his owner on the way to SW Vet Clinic in Elgin on the 24th of February. He has been spotted several times in the area, including at porter Hill and also by one of the vets at the SW Vet Clinic, but has not been corralled as of yet. If you see Jed, please contact one of the numbers listed below.

photo courtesy of Elgin Animal Shelter


Elgin Animal Shelter currently still has two of the three dogs from last week that were found in the area; they are currently searching for the owners of these three. If you recognize these dogs, or you are their family, please contact the Elgin Animal Shelter at 580 919-5117.

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


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 while they search for their fur-ever homes. If you can help Rainbow Bridge out and become a foster families, please contact them at their their Facebook page.

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.


Rainbow Bridge Can Wait is holding their Pennies For Puppies event from March 15 through the 29th, raising funds to help support the non-profit organization. For more information, please check their Facebook page. Classic Chevrolet will be the first to host the event, so make sure you stop by to donate your extra pennies for the paws.

photo courtesy of Rainbow Bridge Can Wait

  • Stephens County Humane Society - 580 252-7387

    This is Athena, a 1-2 year old female cattle dog who was found in the middle of nowhere with nobody to help her until some rescuers came to her aid. This girl is a delight and very laid back so we think she would be a great addition to virtually any family.

    Athena is good on a leash, good with other dogs, cats and children; how could it get any better. Though we cannot guarantee house training, we can tell you she keeps her kennel neat and tidy. Hopefully a good schedule and lots of outside time will keep her on track.

    Athena loves human companions and loves to be doted on; but who doesn’t. For more information about Athena, please call the Humane Society at 580-252-7387.

    photo courtesy of Stephens County Humane Society
  • Stephens County Humane Society - 580 252-7387

    This handsome young dog is a Pit Bull Terrier mix we call Rocky! He came to us as a county stray and is about 6 months old. Rocky is pretty laid back as well; being good with other dogs and children who can be as gentle with him as he is with them. Rocky does need to find a home where cats are non existent because he loves to chase and we don't want this boy in trouble.

    For more information on Rocky, please call the Stephens County Humane Society at 580-252-7387.

    photo courtesy of Stephens County Humane Society
  • Lawton Animal Welfare - 580 581-3218

    Nolee, a 9-year old, female Jack Russell mix, is one of our Seniors Looking for a Senior program dogs. She is a great, sweet, dog, who wants nothing more than to find a Happy Home for her Happy Tails.
    Make it her "Lucky Day to be Adopted", contact the Lawton Animal Welfare department at 580 581-3218.
    photo courtesy of Lawton Animal Welfare
  • Lawton Humane Society - 580 355-7729

    Everyone say hi to Maverick, a male, Staffordshire Terrier/Chow Mix, who is approximately 5 months old. Maverick is a little shy and standoffish when you first meet him, so he needs a little coaxing to come out of his shell, but he's a sweetheart after that. He loves to chase cats, so if you have cats this boy is not the one for you!

    However he loves to play with other dogs. He will go into a crate if you lead him in. He is potty trained, and will be vaccinated, neutered and microchipped once he is released off of medical hold for an upper respiratory infection. He is currently on medical hold.

    If you're interested in adopting this great little guy, please contact Katy at 580-354-6444.

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

    Hello Everyone! I'm Max, a male Chihuahua, and I am approximately 2 yrs. old. I am neutered and up-to-date on my shots. As you can see I like to be very playful. I prefer older kids, other dogs are ok and so are cats. My foster mom Crystal loves me bunches but she knows I'm ready for my own family.

    I'm a FRIENDS FUR CHANGE FOSTER, Contact Bobbie @405-245-6932 if you would like to do a Meet and Greet with Me. Hope to hear from you soon.

    photo courtesy of Friends Furr Change
  • Rainbow Bridge Can Wait - 580 919-0439

    This is Daisy, a sweet, active and happy Pit girl.  She loves attention and giving lots of kisses. She knows her basic commands and is house and kennel trained. She will gets along with other dogs after proper introductions but will push and trample smaller dogs although she does redirect quite well.

    Daisy is working on not jumping as she gets so excited she can knock down small children but other than that she is excellent with kids. Daisy does have food and treat aggression so must be fed and given treats separately. She also is a digger so will need work on that. Daisy really is a great girl.

    She comes fully vetted, spayed, and microchipped.  The rescue pays for activation and up to one year of monitoring of the chip.  She also comes with  30 days of free veterinarian insurance.  She is heart worm negative and has been on monthly heart worm preventative. Her adoption fe is $200.00. Contact Rainbow Bridge Can Wait on their FB page or Petfinder if you are interested in her.

    photo courtesy of Rainbow Bridge Can Wait
  • Carnegie Animal Shelter - 580 682-9073

    This little female lab/mix pup was picked up in Carnegie on Friday. She is about 6 months old. She is a mixture of blonde and very light blond. She has ears that are reminiscent of a hound dog or golden retriever.

    If anyone knows who she belongs to, ask them to call the Carnegie Town Hall so she can get back home. The number is 580-654-1004.

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

    My name is Farrah and I am a Labrador Mix. I am two years old and since the days and nights are very long and lonely in a shelter I dream day and night of a family that would like to have around forever.

    I am a good girl and I love to play ball and run, run, run. Sometimes I might be getting to excited but a simple reminder from you would slow me down. I like children and other dogs that play with me nicely. I am really, really lonely in here because I really have so much love to give but no family to share it with. Please give me a second chance and make my dream come true.


    If you like to adopt or foster Farrah, please hurry up and message our shelter page. You can also call or send a text to (580)919-5117 to schedule a meet and greet with this sweet girl.

    photo courtesy of Elgin Animal Shelter
  • Cache Animal Control - 580 585-7693

    Cache Animal Control would like to introduce you to this handsome male black, who is believed to be a corgi mix. this good lookin' guy is very friendly and playful, and is still pretty young. He has been with us for around 2 weeks, and we would love to find him his furr-ever home.

    For more information on this guy, please contact Cache Animal Control at 580 585-7693.

    photo courtesy of Cache Animal Control
  • Southwest Oklahoma Animal Rescue - 580 229-5151

    This is Juliette, a 4-5 year old, spayed female. Juliette has also been through a formal obedience program. Juliette is good with people and kids as well as other dogs. She has not been around cats, so again, introduce them with caution. Juliette is shy at first; it will probably take her a few days to a week to warm up to new home, (Which is not unusual) but once she has, she is a very loving, sweet, and docile companion.

    Juliett's DNA is also a mystery; I would venture a guess towards Border Collie and perhaps Great Pyrenees. We also have her full brother, who is much larger and shows some Pyrenees traits. Juliette would make a nice addition to anyone's home. If you would love to make Juliette a member of your family, please contact S.O.A.R at 580 229-5151

    photo courtesy of Southwest OK Animal Rescue
  • Southwest Oklahoma Animal Rescue - 580 229-5151

    This is Jack, he is a 4-5 yr old neutered male, that has been through a formal obedience program and has been housebroken. His DNA is varied with some Lab/Walker hound and a few other strands. He gets along well with people, kids, and other dogs. I am not sure about cats; I would think he would be OK, but I would introduce cats cautiously.

    Jack will stay close by while off-leash but Jack is a high-energy dog that likes to run around and play. Jack is a good pup and would to have a home. If you would love to make Jack a member of your family, please contact S.O.A.R at 580 229-5151.

    photo courtesy of Southwest OK Animal Rescue
  • Ponca City Humane Society - 316 208-9589

    Drake is an adorable 7 year old boxer  looking for a chance at another home. Housebroken, outgoing, super sweet with people, great with other dogs but no alpha dogs because he gets bullied and okay with cats.

    He also will need a family with older children, little kids he has been with before would climb on him and he didn't care for that very much.  He has done well in our play group especially with smaller dogs. He loves to cuddle and he won't pass up a treat!

    We welcome anyone interested in Drake to reach out to us for more information at www.pchumane.org or by calling us at 580-767-8877. Don't pass up a great dog, Drake is worth the drive to our location 900 W Prospect, Ponca City, OK 74601.

    photo courtesy of Ponca City Humane Society