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Good Shepherd Humane Society was established in 1974 as the area's first animal shelter. They are a nonprofit no-kill shelter, functioning to support and benefit animals in need as well as the citizens of Carroll County. Operating entirely on donations, memberships, fundraising efforts, and adoption fees, the organization relies on the support of the local community to sustain their life-saving efforts. 

They also operate two Good Shepherd Humane Society Doggie Thrift Stores, the proceeds of which help fund spays, neuters, and vaccinations of all the shelter animals. In turn, Good Shepherd serves the citizens and animals of Eureka Springs and the surrounding area with compassionate care and extensive services. They strive to take in, rehabilitate, and rehome all stray, unwanted, and abandoned animals in Carroll County while advocating for humane treatment and responsible pet ownership. Furthermore, it is their goal to combat pet overpopulation through promoting spay/neuter procedures and offering a low-cost program to those in need. 

All animals that come through the shelter doors get a health and wellness examination, follow-up treatment as necessary, and routine preventative medical care. All dogs and cats are spayed/neutered, if they aren't already, and vaccinated. On any given day, the shelter and their dedicated staff of six provide love and care for upwards of one hundred dogs and cats. Good Shepherd has their sights set on finding every homeless animal in Carroll County a loving, responsible home for the sake of the animals as well as the health of the community.

Upcoming Dog Friendly Events in Eureka Springs

  • Admission FREE!
    Duration 8a.m.-4:30p.m.

    #1 Eureka Springs Bark Park


    This off-leash area for dogs was first established in the summer of 2014. Since then, the doggie designated space has been a favorite of the area's furry creatures and their humans. The park is made up of about 1-acre of shaded, grassy land. There are woodsy areas with paths for your four-legged friend to romp around and lots of interesting natural features for you both to explore! The park also features two separate fenced areas for small and large dogs, poop bags and receptacles, benches, and even a doggie water fountain. Bring out your best friends to socialize, play, and stretch their legs!

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  • Admission FREE!
    Month April
    Duration Walk Begins 10AM

    #2 Paws for a Cause Dog Walk

    Come on out for a day of fun and excitement with your canine companion! Paws for a Cause is a one-mile fundraiser dog walk in support of Good Shepherd Humane Society. The walk begins at 10 a.m. in the historic square of Berryville, AR, a short drive from Eureka Springs on scenic Highway 62. Well-mannered dogs and their leashed humans will meander through a well-marked course around the residential areas of town to a finish line. There is a doggie pit stop for water at the 1/2 mile mark and every furry creature who crosses the finish line will receive a prize and goodie bag! For a $5 entrance fee (which benefits the humane society) you can enter your pet in a series of contests including best dressed, best trick, and even a pet/owner lookalike contest! The event also features local animal businesses set up offering coupons, giveaways, and valuable pet information. Bring along your dog and move your paws for a cause!
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  • Admission FREE!
    Duration Mon-Thurs 11-9PM

    #3 Local Flavor Cafe

    Looking for a delicious bite to eat but don't want to leave your canine companion behind? Everyone at Local Flavor Cafe will welcome your pup with open arms and a big, fresh bowl of water! The patio seating area is open to parties with dogs and you will find them there often! Local Flavor is serving up new American cuisine alongside wine and cocktails for lunch, dinner, and Sunday brunch. From salads to sandwiches, fried foods to desserts, everything on the menu is delicious, reasonably priced, and delivered with great service. Your furry friend can expect lots of pets, love, and smiling gazes from the staff and guests alike!
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  • Admission FREE!
    Duration 9:30AM-5PM

    #4 Pine Mountain Village

    Looking to take in the local sights and sounds while you strut your mutt? Come take a stroll through Pine Mountain Village, the area's Victorian-style, open-air shopping district. There are several shops and local businesses to explore and the Chamber of Commerce Visitor Center is a great place to stop for local information, brochures, maps, a restroom, and an attendant to answer your questions on the area. The park-like setting of Pine Mountain Village is perfect for your friendly, leashed dogs, but be sure to clean up after them! Parking is free and the village hosts numerous events throughout the year!
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  • Admission $16.00
    Duration April 1-November 4

    #5 Eureka Springs & North Arkansas Railway

    Bring your dog along for train ride with the Eureka Springs & North Arkansas Railway! This short, narrated trip is lots of fun for both two and four-legged passengers! Step back in history for a look into an earlier era of locomotive travel. The Eureka Springs Railway was established in 1883 with an 18-mile route from Eureka Springs to Seligman, Missouri The trip aboard the 1940-era diesel locomotive is both informative and entertaining for both visitors and natives of the area. Well-behaved, leashed dogs are more than welcome to enjoy the scenic train ride with you, but cannot enter the dining car.
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