Fayetteville and Springdale animal shelters offer free adoptions

Photos of available animals posted online for potential adopters
Huckleberry is an 11-month-old mixed breed dog available for adoption at the Fayetteville animal shelter. (Fayetteville Animal Services)

The Fayetteville and Springdale animal shelters have partnered for the annual nationwide Clear the Shelters pet adoption drive.

As part of the effort, both shelters will offer free adoptions from Wednesday, Aug. 24 through Wednesday, Aug. 31.

Fayetteville Animal Services Superintendent Justin Lentz said it’s been a tough year for many people who have had to give up their pets for financial reasons. Lentz said all area shelters and rescues have been flooded with displaced pets due to economic fallout from the pandemic.

The partnership, Lentz said, should make it easy for anyone to adopt an animal.

“If you’re approved at one shelter, you are approved at the other,” she said. “We want to make the process as easy as possible. Both of our applications are available online and can be easily filled out on a phone or desktop.”

The adoption process begins online, where adopters can fill out an application form. Once the application is approved, adopters are invited to the shelter at their convenience to find an animal.

All available dogs and cat swill be spayed or neutered, microchipped and vaccinated, if old enough.

To fill out an application and see photos of available pets, visit https://www.fayetteville-ar.gov/539/Animal-Adoption-Process.