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!



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


Rainbow Bridge Can Wait is holding an adoption event on Saturday, June 3rd at the PetSmart in the Target Shopping Center at NW 82nd and Quanah Parker Trailway in Lawton. The event will be held from 11 to 3 with many dogs and cats on hand to help you and your family find your new four-legged family member.

photo courtesy of Rainbow Bridge Can Wait

On Saturday, June 3rd, Lawton Animal Welfare will hold their monthly Two-Hearts Adoption event at the Lawton Animal Welfare facility at 2104 SW 6th Street in Lawton. During the month of June, adoption fees have been reduced to just $15, so come in and make two-hearts one and find a new furr-ever friend for you and your family.

photo courtesy of Lawton Animal Welfare

In conjunction with the Two-Hearts adoption event, Lawton Animal Welfare will also be holding a free rabies shot clinic from 10 am to 2 pm at the Lawton Animal Welfare facility at 2104 SW 6th Street in Lawton.

photo courtesy of Lawton Animal Welfare

On Saturday, June 10th, the Wilbarger Humane Society will be holding their Yearly Shot Clinic from 10 am to 2 pm. the clinic is for both dogs and cats and will be held at 2801 Sullivan St in Vernon. For more info, call the Humane Society at 940 552-5373.

photo courtesy of the Wilbarger Humane Society

Rainbow Bridge Can Wait is currently holding a fundraising raffle. A $10 donation will gain you entry for a drawing for a tattoo from Chess Salazar, one of Oklahoma's top tattoo artists, with a value of $300. Two winners will be drawn and notified.

photo courtesy of Rainbow Bridge Can Wait

  • Stephens County Humane Society - 580 252-7387

    This handsome pittie lad is only 6 months old and with a personality to match his name, meet Rufus! He is full of puppy goofiness, fun & curiosity, eager to love & eager to learn, and gets along with other dogs, adores playtime with children, and is even cat friendly.

    These are valid resume statements for this young pup who is applying far and wide for any open job opening for an enthusiastic Fur-Kid Extraordinaire!  Other qualifications include gorgeous, flashy looks, an athletic body meant for play and exercise and an intelligence that will make learning all aspects of his job an easy breeze!

    Rufus has been neutered, been de-wormed and is up-to-date on shots. He has even been given heart worm and tick & flea prevention. For more information ot to me Rufus, call SCHS at 580-252-7387.

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

    This is Jayce, he is a year old, fixed, male lab mix. All this young man really needs is a second chance at life, and he will show you he is a playful, loving young boy.

    To meet Jayce, contact Lawton Animal Welfare at 580 581-3218. They are located at 2104 W 6th Street in Lawton

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

    Everbody meet Hercules a male Staffordshire terrier, about 1 year old. He is up-to-date on his shots, neutered, and microchipped. He is potty and kennel trained, enjoys car rides and meeting new people. He would also make a good hiking or running partner. He loves to play outside and with dogs his size or smaller. He has not been around cats.

    He is good with kids of all ages and loves to hang around the little ones waiting for crumbs. He is a goofy dog that just wants a place to call home. If you are interested in this sweet pup, please contact Becky at (580) 574-8736.

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

    Hello Everyone! Meet Shylee, an approximately 2 year old Shitzu-Maltese mix, spayed and up-to-date on her shots. This darling is looking for the perfect home. She was abandoned on a dirt road and about to give birth when a good samaritan took her in. He pups have all been adopted now it's her turn to find the perfect home.

    Shylee is house trained, crate trained, she is a fast learner and loves to be loved on. She would be a great companion for someone or great with kids and other dogs.

    Shylee is a FRIENDS FUR CHANGE FOSTER GIRL. If you are interested in Shylee call Bobbie at 405 245-6932

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

    This pretty lady is Echo.  She is 4 years old, house broken and absolutely loves to snuggle.  She gets along with other fur babies just fine but would not do well in a home with small children.  Echo is learning how to run agility courses and really enjoys it.   She knows sit and is working on some other basic commands.

    Echo is spayed, microchipped, up to date on age appropriate vaccines, heart worm negative, and is on monthly heart worm preventative as well as flea and tick prevention. The rescue pays for activation of her microchip and up to a year of monitoring. She also comes with 30 days of free veterinary insurance that must be activated by adopters.  Her adoption fee is $250.00.  If you are interested in Echo or any other of the companions from Rainbow Bridge Can Wait please contact us via our FaceBook page or PetFinder.

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

    The Carnegie Animal Shelter is currently hosting this beautiful young lady, a golden retriever mix puppy. She is about 6 to 8 months old. She is currently on owner hold but may be looking for a home very soon.

    For more information, or to meet this young lady, contact the Carnegie Animal Shelter at 580 682-9073

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

    Inka was rescued from a Shelter about 1 hour away from here, where she was on death row. Inka is 1 to 2 years old and good with other dogs. She has to be adopted by someone that lives in the country because she will jump easily a 6 ft. privacy fence. She likes children but needs to introduced slowly to them.

    Inka is a wonderful girl that deserves a second chance. If you are interested in meeting Inka, then give us a call/text to (580) 919-5117

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

    Zoey and Snoopy are siblings and born around Valentines Day. Zoey is a Border Collie and Snoopy a Border Collie/Spaniel Mix we think. Both had their second set of booster shots and have been de-wormed.

    Zoey and Snoopy love to play with each other, as well as other dogs and of course children. If you like to meet those two bundles of fun, call or text (580)919-5117

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

    These four were dumped this week in the Fletcher/Elgin Area on Watts Road and 135th Street. One male (tan) and three female, and they are about 10 weeks old.

    This quartet has received their first set of shots yesterday and they got de-wormed as well. All 4 were washed, dipped and nails clipped. They are looking for loving new families or families that are willing to foster them.

    We will provide food, crate, vetting etc. for foster dogs. All you need is love, understanding and patience.

    Please call/text to (580)919-5117

    photo courtesy of Elgin Animal Shelter
  • Humane Society of Wichita Falls - 940 855-4941

    This is Gretchen, a 2 yr old female mix breed. She loves to play with other dogs, and does well with children and walks good on a leash. She is a bit on the shy side at first but warms up nicely.

    If you would like to meet Sammy, 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

    A year ago, Nala was found in an area shelter and in need of a lot of TLC. She appears to be small white 5-6 year ool Jack Russell Terrier mix. She is crate trained and housebroken. She was quickly adopted to a new family, and has been with them for over a year now. Unfortunately due to them moving and having a baby, she has just been returned. Her name was changed to Willow, so she probably answers to that now.

    Her new owner says that she is a little princess, doesn’t bark, she gets excited about food or snacks. She actually prefers to sleep in a crate as long as there is a comfy bed in it. She is good with kids, doesn’t jump on the furniture, and overall low maintenance. She just needs lots of love.

    For more information about Nala/Willow, please email

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

    This week's Pet of the Week is Cooper. This handsome domestic short hair is grey and white and very lovable. He wants to be touched and petted every chance he gets but he still has some playfulness left in him as well.

    Cooper was adopted from the shelter as a kitten and for an unknown reason ended up across town in a sad situation. Despite these trials he was brought to the shelter by a neighbor and he was a very happy and purring boy. His owner did not reclaim him and now we are looking for a purrfect forever home for this big man who is almost 4 years old. He is good with other cats and kids. As you can see by the photo he has one grey leg and one white one making him quite unique. Please come check out Cooper.

    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
  • Fletcher Dog Rescue - 580 919-6511

    Meet Charlie! Fletcher has this guy in foster care and he is a sweetheart, who is about 2. He can sit, stay and dance. Charlie is a small guy who is full grown, who is happy to be on your lap or trotting by your side.

    Charlie was found wondering on post, but no one claimed him. He has been fixed and is up to date on shots. To meet Charlie and find out more about him, contact Fletcher Dog Rescue at 580 919-6511.

    photo courtesy of Fletcher Dog Rescue