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Little Rock Animal Village
4500 Kramer Street
Little Rock, AR 72204
Ph: (501) 376-3067
For questions about animals at the shelter, adoption, fostering, or stray animals, please CALL the Animal Village at (501) 376-3067, or pay them a visit at 4500 Kramer Street, Little Rock, AR 72204.
When you are ready to adopt, the LRAV policy is first come, first served, meaning that you cannot reserve an animal for adoption. Animals can be adopted from the Village during hours of operation and on the animal’s available date. If you'd prefer, you can print off the Adoption Application before visiting the facility and simply bring it with you. Adoption applications via fax will not be reviewed until 10:00 AM on the animal's available date. Click here to fill out and submit an adoption application online.
Be sure to have the adoptable animal's ID number handy so that LRAV will know which dog or cat you are interested in meeting. When considering an animal for adoption, we encourage you to take him or her out of the kennel area. For dogs, you may take them to our outside enclosure—they love that! Please be aware that when they are comfortable in a home, they will relax, and their personality will be different than while in the shelter. If you'd like to see how your own pet(s) interact with an LRAV animal, the facility has separate inside and outside enclosures that you may use to introduce them.
It is a state law that an animal can not leave a shelter until sterilized [Arkansas Code 20-19-103 I (1)]. Therefore, for animals needing sterilization, they will be spayed or neutered at the next available time by the LRAV veterinarian.
Adoption Fee: $90
Veterinary services included for Dogs
First exam; Worm check; Worming (if necessary); First vaccinations; Rabies inoculation (city license purchase is not included); First antibiotics; Spay or Neuter; Heartworm check; and Worming (if necessary).
Veterinary services included for Cats
First exam; Worm check; Worming (if necessary); First Vaccinations; Rabies Inoculation (city license purchase is not included); First antibiotics; Spay or Neuter; Feline leukemia exam; and Feline FIV (for older cats).
For more information, we encourage you to contact the Little Rock Animal Village. They’re always happy to help!
Out-of-Area Adoption & Foster
If you are unable to come to the Animal Village to adopt and thus need help with transport, you must go through a local rescue group. One of the following local groups will be happy to try and assist you. Please don't forget to provide the LRAV animal ID number when you reach out to them.
The cost to adopt an animal from LRAV involves the vetting fees, boarding costs (sometimes free fosters are available, or reduced rate boarding), and transportation. The transportation cost depends on where you are located and can involve a volunteer ground transport, paid ground transport (usually around $125 to the NE US), or air transportation (ask the rescue group that is assisting you for details, but this may be in the range of $125 and up).
If you are a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, you may be able to rescue animals directly from LRAV. The LRAV requirements are:
Provide LRAV with proof of your organization's 501(c)(3) status.
Provide LRAV with a copy of your organization's mission statement (which details your organization's purpose to rescue animals).
You must have a local representative (in Pulaski County, Arkansas).
If you do not meet these requirements, contact one of the local rescue groups to assist you. Please don't forget to provide the LRAV animal ID number. Note that for rescue groups, as well as adopters, all animals must be sterilized—there are no exceptions. When Little Rock Animal Services is contacted for rescue, the animal is then scheduled for sterilization. The animal can be picked up between 4:00 PM and 5:00 PM on the date of the sterilization. If a waiver is given, the animal must remain in Pulaski County until it is sterilized. Waivers follow the same process, and a vet appointment will be scheduled upon contact from the rescue. A date will be provided to return the animal to the Little Rock Animal Village for sterilization.
For more information, contact Ben Barrett at the Little Rock Animal Village: (501) 376-3067.