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How do I register my pet with the City?

At this time, licenses can be purchased at the Utility Billing Office located at 1000 SW 14th Street. The fees are $6 for a spayed or neutered pet, and $12 for a pet that is NOT spayed or neutered. Disabled persons or anyone 62 years of age or older can get a license for $1. Please note that 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 obtain and have a license.

Does Bentonville have a Leash Law?

Yes, any dog present in public must be accompanied by a person and be on a leash. This must be done for the protection of said animal, the public and other animals. The ordinance can be found here

Is there an ordinance for barking dogs?

Yes, our ordinance states that it shall be unlawful for any person to allow any dog to disturb any person or neighborhood at any time, night or day, within city limits by making barking noises continuously. To report a concern, please call the Police Department dispatch line at 479-271-3170.

I received a citation. What do I do next?

You can call the District Court office at 479-271-3120. Your court date and location will also be present on the citation copy you were given.

 

What do I do if I see a stray animal?

Call the Police Department dispatch line at 479-271-3170 to report the location. They will send an Animal Services Officer out.

Is there a limit on how many pets I can have?

Yes, our ordinance states that you cannot have more than four (4) dogs that are older than four (4) months inside the city limits. This does not apply to animal hospitals, veterinarian offices, kennels, shelters or areas zoned agricultural.

What do I do if myself or someone I know was bitten by a dog?

By state law, any dog bite has to be reported. Failure to do so can result in citations and fines. Following the bite, call the Police Department dispatch line at 479-271-3170. If it is an emergency, call 911.

 

What do I do if my dog bit someone?

By state law, any dog bite has to be reported. Failure to do so can result in citations and fines. Following the bite, call the Police Department dispatch line at 479-271-3170. If it is an emergency, call 911.

How do I report a concern or complaint in regards to someone's dog?

Call the Police Department dispatch line at 479-271-3170. They will send an Animal Services Officer out.

Can I borrow a trap to catch an animal?

Yes, however you must sign a City Trap Agreement form. For more questions, you can call the Police Department dispatch line at 479-271-3170.

I hit an animal on the roadway. What do I do next?

Call the Police Dispatch number at 479-271-3170. They will send an Animal Services Officer out.

 

What is the Bentonville Animal Services department?

The Bentonville Animal Services department, along with the new building, will be a one-stop shop for all things pet-related. We will be able to house lost pets until their owner claims them. We will have adoptable dogs and cats. Citizens can obtain pet licenses, as well as information on responsible pet ownership. We will also offer volunteer and special programs. Keep an eye on our website for updates!

When will the new Animal Services building be open?

At this time, we do not have an open date, but we are hoping to start construction this Summer. Keep an eye on our website for updates!

How do I donate money or supplies?

Please call Ali Worley, the Animal Services Manager, at 479-254-2055 if you are interested in donating money or supplies.