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Faces of No-Kill: Dog goes from depressed to loved
Caesar was sick, in pain, and scared when he first came to Best Friends. A foster family changed his life, and he did the same for them.
See him now
Cat is a combat veteran’s new best friend
Eeyore the tabby cat not only accompanies Allen wherever he goes, but he’s also a source of comfort from PTSD.
See them together
Skinny puppy is now living her best life
Dolly Jean was too thin and had a belly full of worms when she came to Best Friends, but now she’s thriving.
See how she's now thriving
Playgroups at Arkansas shelter let a shy dog shine
Kiba was standoffish around people, but around other dogs she proved she’s a social butterfly ready to put her best side on display.
Proof that initial dog labels can be flawed
Finding an 80-pound senior dog’s happy place
Eight-year-old Milo appeared to want to scare away every other dog he met, but it turns out that his story proves the age-old saying: “You can’t judge a book by its cover.”
How he blossomed
How animal services officers are saving more pets
Best Friends works with animal services officers to reduce shelter intake and reunite more pets with their families.
See how their work affects no-kill 2025
Sweet senior cat wins the heart of loving adopter
Katt won the hearts of everyone he met, including an adopter who had no plans to adopt a cat the day she met him.
He still has lots of love to give
Dog gains the courage to trust
A once fearful pup finds safety with a patient, loving family who accepts her for who she is.
See her progress
Senior dog is thriving with 2 octogenarians
Linda and Bill Farrell took one look at Watson’s silver-threaded muzzle and knew he was the dog for them.
It was love at first sight
The next wave of animal sheltering is here
Celebrating the grand opening of the Best Friends Pet Resource Center in Northwest Arkansas
Read about history being made
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How a dog guy became a cat person
Allen Burkhart had no idea he had an affinity for felines until he met a kitten named Eeyore.
Now the two are almost inseparable
Pine Bluff Animal Control makes huge lifesaving strides
Best Friends embed program helps Arkansas shelter save more dogs and cats.
Read about their big changes
Big cat, big love
Oliver looks like a lion. At Best Friends, he found the confidence of a lion, too.
See him now
Skinny bundle-of-love dog gains weight, then a family
Molasses was tiny and tired when firefighters found her, but now this once-lost pup is finally home.
Meet this 'foster win'
Survivor puppy is young boy’s best surprise yet
Despite his mom needing emergency surgery when he was just days old, Mac is a healthy puppy and a young boy’s best friend.
The best surprise ever