Your gift is lifesaving

Your gift goes straight to work here in Northwest Arkansas, providing care and companionship to homeless dogs and cats.

Your gift helps ensure that they get the support they need to find loving homes, and will help provide them a place to stay in our reimagined pet resource center in Bentonville.  

You’ll also be helping to fund national lifesaving endeavors like low-cost spay/neuter services, community cat programs and resources to help keep pets in their homes with the families who love them. 

Smiling person petting a dog while sitting on a sofa at home

Celebrating a year of lifesaving

All donations made to the Best Friends Pet Resource Center through June 8 will be matched by Post Consumer Brands up to $100,000 to celebrate the center’s one-year anniversary.

Give to save lives

Your contribution supports lifesaving work locally and helps shelters nationwide achieve no-kill.

When you make a gift to the animals, you’ll be helping to save the lives of homeless pets here in Northwest Arkansas and around the country. With your gift, you automatically become a member of Best Friends, which includes great perks like a one-year subscription to Best Friends magazine.

All donations to the Best Friends Pet Resource Center made through June 8 (Best Friends Day!) will be matched by Post Consumer Brands up to $100,000 to celebrate the one-year anniversary of the center’s grand opening.

If you’d like to give a gift by mail to support Best Friends’ work, please send your donation to:  

Best Friends Animal Society in Northwest Arkansas   
1312 Melissa Drive 
Bentonville, AR 72712  

Community Giving Tree in Northwest Arkansas

Our community giving tree

Created by a local artist, the 6-foot-tall tree features a shimmering canopy of inscribed pet tags as its leaves — each one a symbol of generosity, compassion and kindness to the animals.

After making your gift, you’ll be prompted to add your name, your family’s name, your pet’s name or the name of your organization to your tag.  

Every time the tree’s tags sway in the breeze, visitors will be reminded of your extraordinary dedication to the animals of this community and to homeless pets around the country.

The pet food and supply pantry at the pet resource center

We’re always accepting donations of dog and cat food for the community pantry. 

To make a food donation, please order from our Amazon Wish List or Walmart Registry for Good and have your donation shipped directly to the pantry.

You can also drop off your donation directly at the center. We accept all brands of wet and dry pet food. Opened bags are accepted if they are sealed up thoroughly.

Please drop off pet food donations at The Best Friends Pet Resource Center, 1312 Melissa Drive in Bentonville.

Fuzzy happy puppies sitting on the floor

Shop our Walmart wish list

You can make a direct impact on pets here in Northwest Arkansas with a gift from our Walmart wish list. Simply select what you’d like to order from the list and have it sent to the animals.

You can also shop for the animals on our Amazon wish list.

Save lives, from the workplace

There are so many ways that businesses can support the animals at Best Friends and help save lives, from starting a workplace giving program to becoming a corporate partner to participating in local and national events.

Start a workplace giving program 

Many employers offer matching gift programs that double or triple charitable contributions made by their employees. Some companies even match gifts made by retirees and spouses.  

Become a corporate partner 

Best Friends’ corporate partners lend their voices and inspire customers and clients to save the lives of homeless pets by raising funds and awareness. 

Sponsor an event 

Businesses can sponsor a Best Friends event, such as Strut Your Mutt, to help shelters and rescue groups in their area raise funds for the pets in their care. 

Participate in national and local events 

Find information about events hosted by Best Friends near you and around the country. 


Help support Best Friends and get the word out about your business by advertising in Best Friends magazine

Volunteer as a group 

At some companies, employees roll up their sleeves as a group and volunteer their time to help homeless pets. Please email for assistance.

Become a foundation partner 

If your family, corporate or community foundation is interested in funding Best Friends’ lifesaving programs in your community, we would love to partner with you. If you would like to explore ways for your foundation to enter into a charitable partnership with Best Friends, please contact us at

Match employee donations, fundraising goals or volunteer hours 

Some of the most respected brands in the world motivate their employees to get involved in their communities by providing incentives. These companies realize that when people know they are helping to save the lives of animals in shelters, they feel happier and more compassionate.


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Please download your company's matching gift form from the link above and mail your completed form to:

Best Friends Animal Society
Attn: Matching Gifts Administrator
5001 Angel Canyon Road
Kanab, UT 84741

Or, if your company provides a link to their intranet above, use that to log in and submit your request.

For more information on workplace giving or matching gifts, or to find out how to start a workplace giving campaign at your job, email

The Walmart Volunteerism Always Pays (VAP) program

The Walmart Volunteerism Always Pays (VAP) program provides grants to eligible organizations when Walmart or Sam’s Club associates volunteer.

In fiscal year 2021, associates reported volunteering more than 278,000 hours through VAP, which translated to more than $2 million in grant contributions to organizations serving our communities across the U.S. 


Associates who volunteer with an eligible organization for at least one hour may request a charitable contribution on behalf of the organization. 

All active full-time and part-time associates based in the U.S. and Puerto Rico are eligible. 

The volunteer must have been employed with the company when the hours were volunteered and at the time that the VAP application is submitted and processed. 

Participation in VAP is strictly voluntary. 


Current 501(c)(3) public charities listed in the IRS Business Master File that conduct charitable activities in the U.S. are eligible. 

Organizations must agree to use grant funds solely for activities in the U.S. 

We encourage associates to volunteer at their favorite organizations, regardless of their eligibility for VAP. If associates are unsure if the organization qualifies for VAP, we encourage them to ask the organization if it’s eligible under these guidelines. 

Application Period and Deadlines 

Associates may submit grant applications starting February 1 through January 31 at 11:59 p.m. (EST). 

Hours submitted must be within the same fiscal year that the hours were completed. 

Organizations must confirm volunteer hours within 90 days of submission. 


Associates may only submit up to 100 individual VAP hours per fiscal year. 

Volunteer activities should be sponsored and planned by the organization, meaning the organization must play an active role in planning and managing the volunteer activities. 

All associate volunteer hours must be above and beyond normal daily work activities. 

Virtual volunteerism is allowed, but the associate must participate in a specific activity that is tracked and validated by the organization. 

Reach out to or with any Walmart Volunteerism Always Pays program questions. 

A brighter future for homeless pets, thanks to our generous donors

Contributors to our pet resource center aren’t simply animal lovers or donors — they’re life changers and history makers.

We offer our most profound gratitude to every individual, foundation and company for your gift to the center and for your shared vision that together, we can Save Them All.