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In loving memory of Rogue

The love that Jim and Marcia Hock and Rogue shared will live on and is honored here at the Best Friends Pet Resource Center.

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In loving memory of Rogue

Before she became the beloved dog of Jim and Marcia Hock, Rogue belonged to Jim’s son Ben. Happy times spent with Ben often included Rogue, and the family shared a strong bond. When Ben tragically passed away, there was no question where Rogue would go. She went to live with Marcia and Jim, and the three became inseparable.  

Rogue gave Jim and Marcia an enormous amount of love and a living connection to Ben. She was a cuddler and an excellent travel companion, accompanying Jim and Marcia on adventures in a conversion van they chose specifically for her comfort.

Rogue had a playful side, and her favorite game became a bedtime ritual. Jim would toss some treats around the room to hide them, and she’d go running off to find them.  

Rogue sometimes looked big and intimidating to strangers. But those who knew and adored her cherish the memory of her sweet nature, gentle soul and deep love.   

You can help keep Rogue’s legacy alive

The Best Friends Pet Resource Center in Northwest Arkansas is a first-of-its-kind, fully reimagined animal shelter designed to support both pets and the people who love them.

As the future of animal sheltering, the Best Friends Pet Resource Center is more than just a place to adopt a pet. It’s a community destination that gives people better connection to adoptable pets and to each other, provides support for families to keep pets in homes, and offers opportunities for animal lovers to help make the state of Arkansas and the entire country no-kill in 2025.

It's also a place where we pay tribute to beloved pets like Rogue with the sculptures you see displayed around the center and grounds, and a place where we express gratitude for generous donors like Jim and Marcia Hock. 

You can save the lives of homeless dogs and cats in Northwest Arkansas and help keep families together.

Adopt a pet and save a life

Millions of cats and dogs enter shelters each year. One of them may be your new best friend.

When you adopt from a Best Friends location, or from one of the many shelters and rescue groups around the country, you’re not only adding a loyal and loving companion to your family, you’re helping to save lives.

You can also help today by adopting, volunteering, fostering and advocating for the pets who need you most in your community.

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Volunteer to help pets

There are countless ways to save lives by volunteering your time for pets in need.
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Foster a pet and save lives

Welcoming a pet into your home for a short time not only helps that pet, it saves more lives by freeing up space in shelters.

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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 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. As of 2023, that number is 415,000 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 saving the lives of homeless pets across the country 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.

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Follow along to see photos and videos from our events, hear about upcoming adoption events, admire adorable adoptable pets, discover kitten care tips, check out foster success stories and so much more. 

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