This week, the Pet Patrol welcome three new groups to the fold, adding to the number of animals we have for you to take a look at every week, when making the decision to add a furry, four-legged family member. We would like to welcome about the Wichita Falls Humane Society, and the Animal Shelters in both Geronimo and Altus.

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.

April is Heart Worm Awareness month, and the Pet Patrol would like to remind you to have your pets checked for heart worms this month. 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!


On Saturday, April 15th, Friends Fur Change held an adoption event at PetSense in Chickasha. On Saturday 11 furry friends, 9 dogs and 2 cats found their new families and went to their new fur-ever homes. Great job in Chickasha! Remember, they've got a national adoption event coming up May 5th. You can find out more about that event further on in the Pet Patrol.

photo courtesy of Friends Fur Change

Tinkerbell, the Chihuahua mix from Carnegie that was surrendered by her owners because she had trouble staying in her back yard has found her new home. She now has a new family and a new back yard, with fences she won't be able to get past. Here's wishing strong fences and a happy life to Tinkerbell and her new family.

photo courtesy of Carnegie 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


Rainbow Bridge Can Wait will be having their Earth Day Adoption Fair on Saturday, April 22nd from 11 am to 3 pm at the PetSmart at 1806 NW 82nd Street in Lawton. Come on out to 82nd and Quannah Parker Trailway and celebrate Earth Day by adopting a dog or cat and giving them their furr-ever home.

photo courtesy of Rainbow Bridge Can Wait

Southwest Vet Clinic will be hosting low cost rabies and vaccination clinics in several locations on the dates shown below. All clinics will be held at the posted town's fire department, with the exception of Fletcher, which will be held at the Fair Barn. Clinic prices are as follows:

Rabies vaccination...................$10.00

DHLPP vaccination..................$15.00


Feline Lukemia vaccination.....$20.00

photo courtesy of Southwest Animal Hospital


Black Dog CrossFit and Rainbow Bridge Can Wait is looking for sponsors for their upcoming Canine Calisthenics Adoption Event, scheduled for Saturday, April 29th. For more information, please contact Black Dog Cross Fit before April 14th at 304-488-9864. All proceeds from the event will go towards supporting 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. There will be more than 50 dogs and cats there for you to meet, as well as a reptile group who will have snakes and lizards up for adoption.

There will be a barbeque, supplied by Arvest National Bank, featuring hot dogs, chips, sodas and other assorted goodies furnished by First National Bank.

For more information, please call Erin at PetSense (405) 222-7006.

photo courtesy of Friends Fur Change

Lawton Animal Welfare will be at the Senior Health and Wellness Expo, 19 May 17, from 9 am until 4 pm. We will be providing Free Nail Clipping, Health Checks, Micro-Chipping, Vaccinations, and Rabies Shots to the Seniors PETS. KLAW 101 will be hanging out with Lawton Animal Welfare from 11 to 1 at the event.

The Town of Cement will be hosting the Verden Veterinary Clinic on May 20th, 2017 from 9:00 A.M. to 12:00 P.M. for anyone who is interested to bring their dogs and cats to receive their rabies shot. The rabies shot is $8.00 and other shots will be available.  We will also be registering all dogs at the same time. If you live inside City limits you MUST register all dogs with the Town. The tags are $5.00 per dog and rabies shot documents must be provided to the Town Clerk in order to receive a tag. If you have any questions feel free to contact the Town Clerk at (405) 489-3222. We thank you for your interest and look forward to seeing you there!

  • Stephens County Humane Society - 580 252-7387

    This week, The Stephens County Humane Society is featuring another Pittie mixes. This week, he's a fun, energetic youngster called Pope ...

    Pope is young, active, eager to learn, affectionate and ready to give some family a lifetime of love and devotion! He is an 11-month old Pit Bull Terrier mix who has so much love to offer and so much life to live. An active family with children and a big back yard would suit Pope just fine!

    Pope is good with other dogs and children who can handle his larger frame but does need a cat-free home. Pope loves to lay in his human companion's lap and make a bed out of your legs. He see's nothing wrong with the fact that he weighs 44 pounds. For more information about this smiley, beautiful young dog, please call SCHS at 580-252-7387.

  • Lawton Animal Welfare - 580 581-3218

    Lawton Animal Welfare would like you to meet Harper, a 1-2 Year Old Male Staff Mix, who is one of the longest staying resident within Lawton Animal Welfare. He is a great dog, who seems to get along with everyone and anyone that he meets, he is just looking for a new Fur-Ever Home. Come meet Harper at 2104 SW 6th Street, Lawton.
    Harper has patiently waited for his turn to be adopted, show him that his patience will be rewarded; contact the Lawton Animal Welfare department at 580 581-3218.
    photo courtesy of Lawton Animal Welfare
  • Lawton Humane Society - 580 355-7729

    Angel 1 year old chihuahua. This sweet girl is a huge personality in a little 8 lb body! She wants to be your second shadow. Angel is a bit of a princess who wants nothing more than to be spoiled and loved on. She has recently learned how to play with toys.

    She rides wonderfully in the car and would make an excellent traveling buddy. Angel is up for anything! She does well on a leash so walks are very enjoyable! Belly rubs are her favorite pass time. She will gladly sit next to you (or on your lap) and watch t.v with you for as long as you want. Angel loves to sleep in bed with you, but will sleep in a doggy bed if told to

    Angel gets along well with other dogs (especially large dogs), cats, and birds. This spunky girl adores children. She is potty trained as well as kennel trained and knows basic commands. Angel is fixed, utd on shots and microchipped. If you'd like to meet our little Angel, please give Brandi or Jesse a call or text at 5802843445 or 5802843777

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

    This is Sally, a 2-year old girl, who came from a Hoarding situation with her 3 babies. She is kennel trained, loves all animals, people, kids, potty trained but must take outside. Sally loves to cuddle and just wants to be loved because she really never had someone to take the time with her, but will surely be a great family pet or for someone who wants a loving companion.

    Sally is spayed and UTD on shots. If you would like to meet this sweet girl contact Bobbie with Friends Fur Change and we would love to do a meet and greet.

  • 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. She gets along with 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's adoption fee is $140.00. She 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. She 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 on Facebook or on Petfinder.

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

    This is Bully, one of the cutest little puppies you will ever meet. He is a bull dog and he wants nothing more than to find his furr-ever home. Bully is between 8 and 12 weeks and is currently in foster care, but want nothing more than to go home with a family of his own.

    If you are interested in adopting this cute little guy, please contact Carnegie Animal Control at 580 682-9073

    photo courtesy of Carnegie Animal Shelter
  • Fletcher Dog Rescue - 580 919-6511

  • Elgin Animal Shelter - 580 919-5117

    The Elgin Animal Shelter is currently fostering two young kittens and their mother and are looking for homes for each. The brother and sister are living in a foster home with their mother and are about weeks old, and like a kitten they are both playful and funny.

    If you are interested in adopting one or both of them, or their mother, please contact us at (580)919-5117

    photos courtesy of Elgin Animal Shelter
  • Elgin Animal Shelter - 580 919-5117

    This is Jack. He is about 2-years old, very sweet, good with kids and dogs and he loves to take walks on leash.

    We think he had some training as a herding dog. If you like to meet Jack, please send us a message or call /text to (580)919-5117

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

  • Ponca City Humane Society - 316 208-9589

  • Humane Society of Wichita Falls - 940 855-4941

    Hello everyone, The Wichita Falls Humane Society would like you all to meet Gomer, a 1 yr old terrier mix who has been with them since January.  He loves to be around people of all ages, and walks well on a leash and loves to lay out in the sunshine. He even likes cats.

    Gomer knows he is a lucky boy, as he was rescued from another shelter who had him high on their kill list. With that drama behind him, there is nothing Gomer would like more than find a new family he can love and play with and share his furr-ever home.

    If you would like to meet Gomer, please contact the Humane Society of Wichita Falls at 940 855-4941

    photo courtesy of Humane Society of Wichita Falls
  • Geronimo Animal Shelter - 580 353-5511

    The Geronimo Animal Shelter currently is housing a mother and son pittie pair, who were found abandoned on Divine Rd., left for their own recourse.

    The darker one is the mother, and the lighter, her son. If you would be interested in meeting either of these loving duo, who are just looking for the chance to find a loving family that can give them them a fur-ever home, contact the Geronimo Animal Shelter at 580 353-5511.

    photos courtesy of Geronimo Animal Shelter
  • Altus Animal Shelter - 580 481-2285

    Brutus is my name.... I don't know why I am at the Altus Animal Shelter. I am really sweet dog, I'm just really sad at the shelter. I would love a home of my own.

    If your Interested in me Please go out to the shelter and ask about me. Thanks, Brutus!