Russellville is filled with 27,920 happy, friendly and proud Arkansonians and their loving pets. One of the smaller cities in the state, Russellville is a close-knit community that makes every visitor feel welcome. Russellville has a rich military history; many men served in the state’s military forces during the American Civil War and then later transferred to Confederate regiments by 1882.
Your new best friend can be found at the Russellville Animal Shelter. Their motto is “No-kill starts with you”. They believe that the euthanizing of healthy and treatable animals is sadly often done for convenience sake. Their shelter does not and will not ever take up this practice. They strive to make their shelter a place of hope, love and community. For the pets staying with them, their shelter is just a pit stop on the way to a forever home. Their mission is this: “To save the lives of companion animals in the Russellville area by promoting adoption, education programs, services, collaboration efforts and advocacy to eliminate the killing of shelter animals.”
The government also funds a local shelter/animal control unit. City of Russell - Animal Control rescues strays off of the streets while also enforcing laws that protect animals and keeping the public safe. They offer low-cost adoptions as their main goal is to get animals into loving homes. Also, for those looking to learn, they provide lots of information about pet ownership within the community. Come by and save a pupper today!
It's the "koolest place in town!” You and your pup can hangout outside while enjoying one of a multitude of frozen gelatos and yoghurts, gummies, chocolate confections (just for humans) and retro candies like Razzles or Chicklets. Don’t forget to check out the gift shop for “quirky gifts and whatnots” for only the koolest of people. How about the classic “drinking bird”, a lava lamp or a milk scented candle? Freddo’s is one KOOL place to hang out with your furry little buddy. The staff is friendly (and of course very kool.) For all of those with a sweet tooth, Freddo's is waiting for you!
Since 1992, this day long, pet-friendly community event is filled with fun for the whole family! The event takes place each October in the downtown’s famous historic district. Come enjoy a breakfast buffet held by the Knights of Columbus in the morning, and then explore the many events they have planned: arts and craft vendors, games, children’s costume contest, live entertainment, pie and cake eating contests, car and truck shows and bike rides. You can even enter your pup in the Canine Capers Dog Talent Show! There are plenty of family-friendly events and lots of great food to feast on throughout the day. Happy Fall, Y'all!
This small-business is very much loved by the locals. You can create your own art on canvas, with Lane’s help and instruction of course! Discover the talents you didn't know you had. The best part about this fun activity is that dogs are welcome! Patrons have said that the owner is dedicated to making sure everyone has a fun experience. It’s family-friendly, and the staff is professional and encouraging. Classes and workshops are offered at the location on North Arkansas Avenue in Russellville, Arkansas. Try your hand or paw at some pretty fetching art!
After a fun-filled day at the park, check in and relax in the dog-friendly Cabins at Dry Creek. These cabins have wooded views and are complete with cable television, Wi-Fi, 2 queen sized beds, telephone, iron and ironing board, a mini-refrigerator and coffee maker. The cabins are all one floor and have large glass windows and glass doors that open out onto small private porches. Guests also have access to a game room and swimming pool not far from the cabin site. If you bring Fido, proof of current vaccinations will be needed. Relax in your comfortable bed and have sweet dreams of your getaway!