Adopt a pet to help save lives

When you adopt a homeless dog or cat from a shelter or rescue group in Northwest Arkansas, you’re saving the life of a loving and loyal animal.

You’re also making space for other pets to find families of their own. And that’s huge. By adopting, you are part of a historic change in how our country responds to pets in shelters, and you’re helping to Save Them All. 

Saving homeless pets by getting them adopted into loving, happy homes is our number one priority, so that’s why Best Friends supports open, conversation-based adoptions. This means everyone looking to adopt is welcome here.

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Looking to meet fabulous pets in Northwest Arkansas?

There are so many dogs and cats just waiting for a best friend like you.

At Best Friends, our goal is happy pets and happy people! So throughout the process, we’ll check in to talk about what you’re looking for in a pet, and what kind of pet would thrive in your home, to help find the best match for everyone.

If you’re not sure where to start, we can help! Complete a cat adoption survey or dog adoption survey and we’ll guide you toward just the right pet for your home and lifestyle. 

An adoption specialist will be in touch with you within 48 hours by phone or email to talk about next steps.

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No-cost adoptions for dogs and cats

To celebrate lifesaving at the pet resource center, we’re offering fee-waived adoptions through March 31, 2024!

Schedule a meet and greet with adoptable pets

If you would like to meet one of the animals currently in foster care, please contact our foster team.

To schedule a meet and greet with adoptable pets, contact fosternwa@bestfriends.org. Our team will work with you and the foster family to set up a time to meet the pet here at the center.

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Not finding the pet you're looking for?

There are so many loving cats and dogs from our shelter partners in Northwest Arkansas waiting to meet someone just like you.

No-kennel sheltering

All the dogs Best Friends takes in from area shelters are placed in foster homes in our community, eliminating the need to house animals in kennels or cages for extended periods of time.

Adoption stories and “tails”

Feel all the feels with these stories of hope and healing.