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Adopt Arkansas Pets

You can save the lives of cats and dogs in Arkansas communities when you adopt from your local shelter.

Many shelters and rescue groups in Arkansas are over capacity. By adopting, you give one lucky dog or cat a home and create space for another pet in your community to be rescued.

That's why we're asking pet lovers to locate their nearest shelter and step up to support them by adopting, volunteering, fostering, and promoting the shelter to the rest of their community. 

See adoptable pets in Best Friends' NW arkansas partner shelters here.

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Meet & Match Weekends at the Best Friends Pet Resource Center

Saturdays and Sundays, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Featuring adoptable pets from NW Arkansas shelters every weekend

Looking for a new furry family member?  Visit the beautiful Best Friends Pet Resource Center for Meet & Match Weekends! 

Every Saturday and Sunday, Best Friends invites our partner shelters and rescues to bring some of their adoptable pets to the pet resource center to meet potential adopters from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. This makes it easy for you to view more adoptable pets, support our local shelters, and save lives.

So visit us on Meet & Match Weekends and (hopefully) bring home your next best buddy!

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Adoption gives homeless pets the second chances they deserve.
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When you adopt a pet, you save lives

By adopting a cat or dog from a shelter or rescue group you’ll not only save a life, but you’ll also you gain a friend — a loyal companion who can offer you comfort and love, no matter what uncertainty life holds.

Not ready to adopt?

You can foster a pet to help save lives.

By bringing a pet into your home for a short time, you’re not only helping that animal, you’re helping to make room in shelters for more cats and dogs in need.

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About Best Friends

Best Friends Animal Society is working to save the lives of cats and dogs all across the country, giving pets second chances and happy homes.

Just a few short years ago, cats and dogs were killed in staggering numbers in this country simply because shelters didn't have the community support or the resources to save their lives. That number is now less than half a million per year, but there’s still work to do to ensure a bright future for every dog and cat in America. 

Best Friends operates the nation's largest no-kill sanctuary for companion animals and is committed to saving the lives of homeless pets by working with shelters and passionate people like you. Together, we will bring the whole country to no-kill in 2025. Together, we will Save Them All.