Pets Haven Animal Rescue

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Dogtime Toolbox: Are You Ready?

New for Fort Smith Area

Year 2013

S/N Clinics

Do it yourself Dog Wash next to car wash

New in Fort Smith

Just opened on Rogers.  It is located on the north side of Rogers past the library going toward the mall.  It is a little glass house in front of a new car wash.  Check it out.

Angel Paws Low Cost Spay Neuter Clinic

Angel Paws offers low-cost spay neuter services for pets owned by low-income families and rescued pets. Surgery costs are very reasonable. Appointments necessary. Donations needed and welcomed. Check-in (animals with appointment) is 7:30-8:30 a.m. and registration (animals needing appointment) is 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Call for information :

520 Main St
Arkoma, OK 74901
(918) 875-2966   (
479) 652-0580

Kitties and Kanines Spay and Neuter Clinic

Brand new facility in Fort Smith

The location is in the Quarry Shopping Center down from Neighborhood Wal-Mart across from Central Mall.  Charge is very reasonable. 

Call for appointment 479-434-4740







Featured Special Needs Pet


Please help me walk and find a home!


Hello, I am Andy.  I have hip dysplasia in both hips and  need surgery. 


Andy is 7 years old and his hips are those of an old man.  Surgery could help Andy live a pain free and happy life for many more years.



Winter is here!


 provide Warm and Dry Dog Shelter


for your best friend


and Safe Kittie Outdoor Runs.




If a dog lives with...

If a dog lives with hostility

he learns to fight.
If a dog lives with brutality

he learns to be shy.
If a dog lives with anger

he learns aggression.
If a dog lives with good leadership

he learns security.
If a dog lives with encouragement

he learns to try.
If a dog lives with boundaries

he learns respect.
If a dog lives with praise

he learns confidence.
If a dog lives with fairness

he learns to trust.
If a dog lives with love

he finds brotherhood.

Adopt a Hound !

Hounds are wonderful loving companions and great couch potatoes.

We recommend a fenced in yard instead of a driver's license.


Pets-Haven Animal Rescue

ADOPTION DONATIONS: ( PHAR has had to add gasoline cost to home visits and deliveries, cost depends on distance)

    Adoption donations (not a price tag on the animals but the cost of our services) are based on but not limited to: breed, health, age, and sex of the animal. Adoption donations range from $65-$300.  You may ask, "Why would you charge an adoption fee? Why not just place the animal into a good home?" The answer is: because we rely heavily on these donations in order to be able to take in other dogs and cats in need.  Cat and dog food alone for one months runs from $600 to 1000. 

    A young, healthy dog may cost  $100-300 in vet care, and have many homes interested in adopting him/her. An older or sick dog, or one with health issues can easily cost $500-3000+ in veterinary expenses. He/she may require months of foster care for rehabilitation or expensive surgery; yet we can only ask a minimal adoption fee. Often times these are also the same dogs who don't receive as many inquires for adopting and stay with us for many months sometimes years.

    Please keep in mind that the adoption donations of younger, healthy animals help defray the higher cost of the veterinary care of older, injured or sick animals.


Please contact us!   E-mail is the best and usually quickest way.  If you do not receive an answer please, try again.  Sometimes messages don't get to us.  Most of our volunteers work during the day in other jobs.


P.O. Box 10766
Fort Smith, AR 72917

Pets-Haven welcomes all new applicants, but reserves the right to refuse any applicant.

Visiting Hours by appointment only!

Please understand that our rescue relies on foster homes, which are all private residences and not open to the public. We will be glad to  make an  appointment for you to meet the animal of your choice at our office or to visit on our first interview, so you can spend some time together in your own home  atmosphere. To make an appointment your Pre-Adoption Application has to be approved.


Who We Are

Pets-Haven Animal Rescue, Inc. is a no-kill non-profit, 501(c)(3) animal rescue and sanctuary for dogs and cats located in Fort Smith, Arkansas that specializes in long term care and adoption of stray cats and dogs. All of our furry kids are waiting for a second chance at a new loving  home. We are an all volunteer  rescue, we have no paid employees. All donations and gifts are tax deductible and go directly to the care of our fur kids.

Our Adoption Motto For You:

Be forever a responsible guardian of your new companion, never neglect or abandon your new friend.  Remember, if you wouldn't like it, chances are your dog or cat won't like it either (food excepted).

Our Motto:

"...for better or for worse, in sickness and in health, until death do us part."

Our Adoption Process

1. Read " Am I ready" to acknowledge that you read it and agreed.
2. Pick an animal from the adoption list that you would like to have join your family.
3. Then fill out our Pre-Adoption Application.
4. You will hear from us within 1 to 3 days.
5. You will be interviewed by phone and in your own home.
6. The chosen animal will be allowed to visit during the interview if you are in close driving distance.
7. Then after final evaluation a contract is signed for the animal's benefit.
8. The animal will then stay with his/her new family.
9. The first 3 weeks are considered a trial period during which each party has the right to annul the contract.  During this period we expect the new guardians to stay in close contact with Pets Haven.
Of course we always love to hear from you, even years later.

Click here for a list of pets at this rescue!

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