Archive for the ‘PetWork Arkansas’ Category

From Rocky Ridge Refuge

Rocky Ridge Refuge (Midway, Arkansas 72651) is the result of a dream I’ve had since I was a small child; to share my life with animals, especially those needing special effort due to medical issues, or abuse and neglect.

Since settling in my present location, I’ve been working toward this animal “group home.” I now rescue and care for a variety of creatures, both exotic and the more common.


I have been involved with animals all my life, from wildlife rescue and rehabilitation, to many years working as a Veterinary Technician, dog trainer and volunteer in many animal causes. I have studied and applied alternative therapies for many of my ill or injured animals with positive results. I continue to study and learn all I can to help their physical, mental and emotional well-being.

Another aspect of my life with animals is the “Pet Therapy” work I’ve done for 20 years. Whether visiting nursing homes or schools with some of the smaller animals, or having people out to my place, the gift of interacting with animals is something I love to share with others. I’ve seen some remarkable things occur over the years as a result of this healing experience.


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The Humane Society of the Ozarks (Fayetteville, Arkansas 72704) promotes the humane treatment of animals through education and advocacy.


Founded in 1946 by Fayetteville citizens intent upon ending the city’s cruel practices of animal control, these humanitarians worked closely with a veterinarian, developed an active adoption program and instituted humane treatment of wild, lost and abandoned animals.

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Rat Terrier ResQ (Arkadelphia, Arkansas 71923) s a national all-volunteer Rat Terrier rescue group committed to saving Rat Terriers in need. These dogs are special loving creatures and, at times, end up with people who don’t understand them. These Rat Terriers may end up in shelters after having been abandoned, neglected, or abused. The rescue works to get them safe, loved, and healthy — and then find them forever homes they so rightly deserve.

Rat Terrier ResQ takes in the unwanted, the unloved, the untrained, the unmanageable, the underestimated. Rescue volunteers watch these dogs as they develop and learn, and as they become loved members of foster families. Please consider giving one of the ResQ Dogs a new life by adopting from ResQ today.

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Tiny Timbers Horse Rescue (Pea Ridge, Arkansas 72751) began in a small town in Arkansas and recently relocated to a little town in Southwest Missouri. They started their rescue efforts in November of 1998, and since then have taken care of dozens of horses that would have never had a chance without them.

Tiny Timbers takes in all equines, regardless of age, breed, or medical or physical condition.  They have taken in horses from all over Arkansas, as well as Texas, Missouri, and Louisiana. Rescue residents include Arabs, Thoroughbreds, Miniature Horses, Donkeys, Mustangs, Belgians, and everything in-between.

Tiny Timbers is a subsidiary of Benton County Friends of the Animals.

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The mission of Small Paws® Rescue Inc., a charitable, Federal not-for-profit organization, is to rescue and supply non-aggressive Bichons, nationwide, with love, shelter, food, human companionship, and medical care, until permanent placement is secured into a pre-screened loving home, as the rescue’s resources allow.

Small Paws takes responsibility for each Bichon rescued and placed. should they ever need to return to Small Paws during their lifetime.

Small Paws Rescue Inc. is composed of approximately 6000 people in 26 countries, and over eight hundred volunteers across America. The volunteers are willing to foster, transport, or otherwise assist in this massive rescue effort. Small Paws is supported entirely by donations and fund raisers.

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For Pets Sake (Springdale, Arkansas) is a tax-exempt organization that promotes animal welfare in Northwest Arkansas.

The mission of For Pets Sake is to aid the elderly with pet expenses; start a microchipping program for all adopted pets in the NWA area; raise public awareness of animal welfare through educational programs in area schools; find permanent homes for homeless and stray pets through fostering (fostering program temporarily suspended due to lack of foster homes to care for orphaned pets); and network with other animal welfare organizations.

Best Friends senior program is in full swing with food donations from Petco, flea collars donated by Hartz, and a pledge of cash cards from Wal-mart. Many senior citizens on limited incomes can benefit from this program, which will help them to afford their companion animals. For Pet’s Sake is now accepting applications for seniors who would like to have a pet but need assistance with any of the following:

Financial aid for vet care ($50 max per year, one office visit)

Transportation for the pet and owner to the vet or groomer

Pet food

Pet sitting (in case of hospitalization)

Applicants must qualify by age (60 years and older) and annual income (max $18,000) for financial assistance. FPS believes that these services will serve seniors in the area well, and also meshes well with the Fayetteville Animal Shelter’s (Fayetteville, Arkansas 72701) program that aims to match older pets with seniors.

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Little Rock Animal Services (Little Rock, Arkansas 72206) is responsible for protection of citizens by enforcing all city ordinances related to Animal Control. Pet owners who do not comply with the laws are issued citations and fined. LRAS also has a responsibility for unwanted animals in the city. Stray animals are collected and housed at the LRAS facility, where staff cares for them and holds them for owner pickup. Adoption programs attempt to place these unwanted or abused animals in loving homes with responsible owners. Animal Service Officers respond to complaints about stray animals and animal abuse.

Looking for a furry companion? LRAS might just have the pet for you. Adopt-A-Pet places hundreds of quality animals in good homes every year. Stop in and visit the animals and upgraded facility. The kennels open at 11:30 a.m. every business day. Give a lonely dog or cat a home. You’ll be saving his life and gaining a lifelong friend!

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The Fayetteville Animal Shelter (Fayetteville, Arkansas 72701) is operated by the City of Fayetteville, and is a big part of the Animal Services Division, which includes Animal Control Officers and an Animal Medical Clinic.

The Animal Control Officers patrol the streets of Fayetteville and enforce city ordinances along with helping all the lost and stray animals at large.

The fenced People and Pets Park is located next to the Fayetteville Animal Shelter. Many potential adopters take advantage of the convenience of this secure, large park area while getting to know an animal they are considering adopting. It is also a great place to introduce current pets to potential new family members.

If you are at least 62 years of age, disabled, or terminally ill, you may qualify for the Compassionate Hearts Program. Under this program, the adoption fee is waived if the animal you want to adopt is already spayed or neutered, although the adoption application process itself still applies.

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AR*RUFF (Arkansas Rescuing Unwanted Furry Friends) (Benton, Arkansas) is an all-breed rescue group comprised of volunteers whose main purpose is to decrease the number of animals euthanized in local animal control facilities.

This includes listing found or abandoned animals in the local newspaper and on the internet in hopes their owners will come forward to claim them. If the sweet animals are not claimed, AR*RUFF volunteers try every way they know to help find each of them a wonderful pre-approved home.

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Save Our Setters (Oakland, Tennessee 38060) is dedicated to saving displaced Irish, Gordon, and Irish Red and White Setters, with offices in many states as well as Ontario, Canada.

Save Our Setters has offices in Alabama, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia, and Ontario, Canada.

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