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Best Friends in Northwest Arkansas works collaboratively with city shelters, local animal welfare organizations and passionate individuals to save the lives of homeless pets. Volunteers make this work possible.

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Cat care hosts needed

Want to get your fill of cat snuggles, save the lives of pets and make a local impact? We have the opportunity for you!

We’re looking for cat care hosts to join us at our cat lifesaving center in Bentonville. Tasks include providing enrichment and socialization, assisting to maintain a clean environment for the cats and helping potential adopters learn more about their future best friend.

Volunteers are asked to serve at least three times per month and must be over the age of 16. If you are under the age of 16, you are welcome to volunteer with a parent or guardian.

Monday

 

Tuesday

 

Wednesday

Cat lifesaving center

10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
12:30–2:30 p.m.
2:30–4 p.m.

Thursday

Cat lifesaving center

10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
12:30–2:30 p.m.
2:30–4 p.m.

Friday

Cat lifesaving center

10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
12:30–2:30 p.m.
2:30–4 p.m.

Saturday

Cat lifesaving center

10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
12:30–3 p.m.

Sunday

Cat lifesaving center

1–3 p.m.

Contact volunteernwa@bestfriends.org to sign up.

Animal Transport Volunteer

We are looking for drivers to help bring animals across Northwest Arkansas and the Southeast to areas of the country where they will have a better chance of getting adopted more quickly.

You’ll make a lifesaving impact through your work as a transport volunteer! Consider Pine Bluff: The shelter had a save rate of 36% in 2019. In 2021, thanks in large part to the incredible work of transport volunteers, that number has skyrocketed to a shelter-reported 92% save rate.

Email volunteernwa@bestfriends.org for more details.

Person holding a puppy and with a dog on a leash, getting them ready for a transport in a Best Friends van

Cat or Dog Foster

Do you have room in your home — and your heart — to provide short-term safe haven for pets?

Best Friends in Northwest Arkansas foster families provide a temporary home for pets until they are adopted or are accepted for a lifesaving transport to a partner organization. Fosters help save lives and further Best Friends’ mission by increasing the number of animals who can be accepted into the program, and by being able to provide comprehensive information to potential adopters about what the cat or dog is like in a home.

Contact us at fosternwa@bestfriends.org for more details.

Get started today.

Experience the joy and fulfillment that helping animals brings. No matter where you choose to volunteer, your efforts help Save Them All.

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Questions? Comments? Get in touch!

Email volunteernwa@bestfriends.org or call 479-274-0510.