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Saving pets in Arkansas

The Best Friends Pet Resource Center is a place for pets — and the people who love them — in the heart of Bentonville, Arkansas.

The new center is a place where the community can adopt a new best friend, find a pet to foster, and come together to save the lives of dogs and cats in Northwest Arkansas and beyond.

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Opportunities to connect and save the lives of pets

Have fun and connect with fellow animal lovers at adoption fairs and community events at the new Best Friends Pet Resource Center.

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Upcoming events at the pet resource center
From lectures to vaccination clinics to keep your dog or cat happy and healthy, there’s a variety of events and activities to take advantage of every single day.

Join us in this innovative work: Volunteer

Volunteers — passionate, caring people like you — are the heartbeat of our organization here in Northwest Arkansas. You make saving dogs and cats possible.

Whatever your interests, there’s a way you can help. Volunteers are needed for everything from cat socialization to photographing adoptable animals to making pet-enrichment toys at the center’s volunteer maker space. 

Volunteers also help with off-site clinics, events in the community, and transporting pets to other areas of the country where they’re most likely to find a home. The gift of your time makes a tremendous difference in the lives of homeless pets.

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Best work. Best perks. Best Friends.

Do you have a passion for helping your community and homeless pets? The new Best Friends Pet Resource Center in Northwest Arkansas is hiring!
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Adopt to save cats and dogs in Northwest Arkansas

When you adopt a dog or cat, you’re not only saving a life, but you’re also freeing up space and resources for pets in shelters throughout Arkansas.

You’re freeing up space and resources for pets in shelters throughout Arkansas, and giving them a chance to grow, thrive and find families of their very own. You might not feel like a hero, but to one animal, you’re the entire world.

Find out more about pet adoption through Best Friends in Northwest Arkansas.

Welcome to the future of animal sheltering

We’re ushering in a new era of lifesaving at Best Friends Pet Resource Center in Northwest Arkansas.

We’re here for you and for the entire community

Find your new best friend, vaccinate your dog or cat, find the pet supplies you need, and do so much more at the pet resource center!

Give to save lives

Your contribution supports lifesaving work right here at the pet resource center and helps shelters nationwide achieve no-kill.

Your gift helps save the lives of homeless pets here in Northwest Arkansas — and around the country — by providing spay/neuter services, funding vaccine clinics, ensuring quality veterinary care, promoting adoption, and so much more.

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Lifesaving tales from Northwest Arkansas

Your generosity makes possible these pets’ stories of hope, love and resilience.

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Shop to save lives in Northwest Arkansas and nationwide

When you shop at the Best Friends Store, the proceeds go right to work providing lifesaving care and companionship to animals in Northwest Arkansas and beyond.

Visit us! 

The new Best Friends Pet Resource Center is open! Check out all the great things you’ll find here when you visit.

Location and parking   
1312 Melissa Drive     
Bentonville, AR 72712

The pet resource center is in the heart of the Bentonville greenspace that will become the 8th Street Gateway Park. Parking is available at the center.  

Pet resource center hours     
11 a.m. to 7 p.m., seven days a week


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