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Volunteering is critical to the work we do serving the animals that come to Bentonville Animal Services.

Together, staff and volunteers ensure that animals in our care get exercise, mental stimulation, love and companionship. Below are ways our volunteers can get involved: 

  • Dog walking

  • Cat socialization

  • Events (Yappy Hours, First Fridays, Adoption Events)

  • Adoption assistance

  • Pet photography & writing for pet bios.

  • Special projects

If you are interested in volunteering, click on the links below and complete the application and release of liability forms. 


We want every animal brought to us to have a chance at a long and happy life. Shelters can be stressful places for animals. Foster homes can provide a less stressful housing option that can often speed recovery, minimize behavior issues, and increase chances of adoption. 

Below are some of the animals we occasionally will have at our shelter:

  • Bottle Babies (0-8 weeks)

  • Puppies & Kittens (8 weeks-4 months)

  • Nursing Moms with Babies

  • Healthy Adult Dogs & Cats (4+ months)

  • Medical Case Dogs & Cats

  • Senior Dogs (7+ years)

  • Senior Cats (10+ years)

Click below to download a Foster Application. Please complete and email to

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