One thing you may have noticed about the ERC and THRIVE team is that we really love our pets, so of course we would create a community that would welcome them along with their humans!

Moving to a new area with a pet can be difficult, trying to figure out which vet is the best (Smokey, the Beagle has an all things veterinary aversion), what registration tags and licenses are needed, and how to exercise those that have a bit of extra spunk (like Mona, the Aussie mix...).  And on top of all that, dealing with unpacking, furniture arranging, etc!

We've put together this THRIVE Bentonville Pet information to help you and your furry friend get situated.


Pet Waste Stations - Pooches have to do business too!

There are two at THRIVE!  One located on the north side of the building, on SW 4th street and another at Train Depot park, located to the SE of THRIVE and just across the street from the Bentonville Public Library.  Additionally, you will find several throughout the City of Bentonville along public trails and in parks.

While there are many fantastic Animal Hospitals and Veterinarians in the broader Northwest Arkansas region, we chose these because of their close proximity to the downtown Bentonville Neighborhood:

All Pets Animal Hospital
Osage Animal Hospital
Sugar Creek Animal Hospital

The Animal Emergency Clinic of Northwest Arkansas is open 24 hours, 7 days a week.  Located in Springdale, Arkansas, plan for a 25 minute drive in good traffic.

Going on a trip? Bentonville has a Camp Bow Wow!  Overnight boarding and day time doggy daycare is available.  Take advantage of their free interview to get your dog prepared to stay with them!

Got an active dog? You'll want to check out the Bentonville Bark Park managed by the City of Bentonville Parks & Recreation department.  Just a couple miles from THRIVE, this fenced park has separate areas for large and small dogs, in addition to an agility training course.

Haven't found your familiar yet? There are countless pets who are in need of homes in the NW Arkansas region.  Many of the ERC team have rescued their pets via Petfinder and local shelters. 

We all know that every once in a while, there's an accident or scary moment.  That being said, please create an environment for your pets that helps keep them clean and quiet in respect for our THRIVE community and neighbors.

And as always, #LiveInspired!


Pet License & Registration

The City of Bentonville, Arkansas requires that all dogs, over 4 months of age, have the following items:  (Licenses may be purchased at the Utility Billing Office at City Hall: 117 W Central Avenue)

  1. License (purchased with a one year rabies vaccination or every three (3) years with a three (3) year rabies vaccination). License expires when Rabies vaccination expires.
  2. A Rabies vaccination certificate, not to expire in the next 90 days.
  3. License shall be displayed on a collar worn by the dog at all times.

License fees:

  1. $6.00 for sterilized animals
  2. $12.00 for unsterilized animals
  3. $1.00 for sterilized animals owned by any disabled person or anyone 62 years of age or older

NOTE: Owners of seeing eye dogs, guide dogs, or other dogs being used to aid the blind, are not required to pay an annual fee but are required to have/obtain a license.


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