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Save homeless pets in Northwest Arkansas

Best Friends is dedicated to finding permanent, loving homes for dogs and cats in America's shelters, including here in Northwest Arkansas. Together with caring people in the community like you, we can ensure every pet knows a bright future. 

We want to make sure that everyone has the same access to loving pets and that every adoptable pet has the option of residing in the comfort of a foster home rather than in a kennel in a shelter.

Best Friends’ new home

The Best Friends Pet Resource Center in Northwest Arkansas represents the future of animal sheltering. It is the first-of-its-kind, fully reimagined shelter that breaks the mold of the antiquated facilities that have been the norm for almost 150 years. It’s design and operation reflect an understanding that our animal companions are an integral part of our communities. It is accessible, inviting and life-affirming for all pets. The community-centric center upends a traditional model of stress-inducing kennels and cages for homeless pets and often limited or non-existent support and services for people struggling to keep their pets.

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Best Friends in Northwest Arkansas is hard at work, and we have a variety of ways for you to get involved including animal transport, adoptions & cat care, fostering of cats and dogs, fundraising ambassador program and other ways to take action for both pets and people in Arkansas.

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Get Involved Today

As a member of the Northwest Arkansas community, you have more power to create positive change than you might realize. We can help you do more than just save one animal, and make a long-term impact that ensures the safety of hundreds of thousands through support of animal-friendly programs and policies.

Caring for animals requires many supplies, add a few more items to your Walmart shopping cart to help Save Them All through the Registry for Good. Product donations support pets and community members in need. Attend one of our fun events or donate to support our lifesaving work today.

Get Involved, Today

Best Friends Animal Society

With Best Friends, you're working to save the lives of cats and dogs all-across America, giving pets second chances and happy homes. We work with partners like the Northwest Arkansas Partnership for Animal Welfare to create hubs of innovation and inspiration - bringing tangible lifesaving tactics to shelters and rescue groups across the U.S., touching every community in the country.