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LENUX: Neutered male. Lenux is positively handsome as one of 8 adorable puppies now ready (shots and neuter) for his forever home! He is mostly black with great white on his chest and face - very cute!!! We believe he will be a medium sized dog! We think he's a Lab/Springer Spaniel mix. His siblings include other black/white pups, black pups, and a brindle.

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Desoto Dog Park


The mission of the Desoto Dog Park is to establish a gated, off-leash dog park for well behaved dogs to exercise in a clean, safe environment. In 2012, the Hot Springs Village Friends of the Dog Park was established to create this park and include volunteers from existing property owners, POA board members, and dog lovers. Check out their website at Desoto Dog Park.

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Hot Springs Village Animal Welfare League has been activated as a No More Homeless Pets Network Partner! Best Friends created the No More Homeless Pets Network (NMHP Network) to work with rescue organizations and shelters around the country that are reducing euthanasia rates and saving lives in their communities. Click here to see a summary of our organization's statistics and an overall save rate for the reporting period.

Shelter Open House

Our shelter Open House was a great success! People who had been supporters of AWL but who had not visited recently were wowed by the bright, clean shelter, both on the Adoption Center side and Animal Control Intake.

So many were impressed that they gave monetary donations on the spot and even a few days later.

Visitors gained a greater understanding of the joint operations of AWL’s Adoption Center and the POA’s Animal Intake area. Our mutual cooperation is vital to our successes.

Girls Gotta Howl!

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On March 22, 2016, AWL hosted a fabulous ladies’ night out at the Coronado Center. It was a sell-out so 300 enthusiastic gals came to have fun. We’re still counting the proceeds, but we’re sure they will have exceeded our expectations.

We set the stage with beautifully decorated ambience, featured a trend-setting fashion show by Lagniappe, and offered a variety of vendors who tempted attendees with their wares. Guests loved the bountiful feast prepared by Home Plate Café, with yummy, hand-decorated desserts along with a wine & chocolate fountain. Then we held a lively question and answer door-prize contest, whipped up a crowd for a fast-paced auction. The highlight was dancing by our own “Cheapendales” in full Village People action. The Y-M-C-A never looked so good!

We are thankful that this very first GGH was such a howling success, and we are already gathering input so next year it will be even better. We’d appreciate any comments or suggestions—please email president with your thoughts. We need responses by 4/30/16, please. The committee will meet to consider all feedback in early May.

Thanks to Larry Wilson who put together a YouTube slide show with music.


AWL On the Border Day
Monday, April 11

Have lunch or dinner with friends or family. Present the flyer to On The Border and they will donate 10% of your meal expense to AWL.

Animal Love Event

Join other pet lovers in the West Gate Visitor Center Parking Lot on April 23rd from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. The Animal Love Event is sponsored by Wells Fargo Advisors in partnership with AWL and will be fun for the whole family.

Whether you prefer wags or whiskers . . . we have furry friends who would love a home. Not only can you adopt AWL pets, but AWL will search shelters across the state to find your new furry family member. Contact the HSV Animal Welfare League by March 15th with details about your desired pet. Email or call 915-9337 with description and we will do what we can to find your match.


Unique Fundraiser – Doggone Baby Blankets

One of our new Directors, Sheila Cosby, is super talented and will donate her time and talent to creating something lovely and useful: gorgeous baby blankets and outfits. She will give all proceeds to AWL! What a windfall for AWL because these are amazing creations. You can get an idea from the photo that these lovely knitted baby blankets and outfits are a real bargain. Buy or order some for your children, grandkids, great nieces or nephews, or children of friends. They are guaranteed to be a hit with everyone, especially the parents. For information, email Sheila Cosby.


Cookbooks Still Available!

We sold so many initially that we had to place a second order. At $10 a book, they are a bargain and make fun family gifts. Be ready to buy a bunch! Order your cookbooks by calling Sarah Yerkes at 915-8982 or emailing Sarah. We will also have cookbooks at all member meetings while quantities last.

Recycle Your Cans for AWL


Tenenbaum Recycling Group of Hot Springs is handling aluminum beverage can recycling for AWL. Their yellow dumpster is located at the POA Minorca Sanitation site, located at 218 Minorca Road, just across from the Cedar Creek trail head. It’s open Monday–Friday 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Recycle ALUMINUM BEVERAGE CANS ONLY.

Recycling does pay off! 2014 can recycling revenue was $7,552.


Lost or found a pet?
Go to Lilly Alert!

Donations and Contributions
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   Donate Online: Click here to donate online with
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   Print Donation Form:Click here to complete
   the form, print, and mail to the address shown
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   Champions Program: Click here to donate
   quarterly or annually online with your credit

Adoption Hours and Location

Monday - Saturday
10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Closed Sundays and holidays

HSV Adoption Center
195 Cloaca Lane
Hot Springs Village, AR 71909
Directions from the East Gate (Hwy 5)
Directions from the West Gate (Hwy 7)

P.O. Box 8032
Hot Springs Village, AR 71910-8032

Lily Alert

The Lily Alert is named for the standard poodle, Lily, who was lost and missing for several weeks before being found, due in part to many efforts by AWL members. The Lily Alert was initiated to step up the efforts to locate missing pets.

If a pet is missing, immediately call animal control at 922-6547. To expand the coverage, call the AWL at 915-9337 and ask to participate in the Lily Alert program. The volunteer on duty will instruct the pet owner as to the procedures involved. Or, email a photo, description, and contact information to Once initiated, the pet's description and contact information will go out to AWL membership by E-blast and website. Pet registration with the POA will increase the potential for a happy ending!

To be included in Lily Alert emails, send your email address to Membership and we will add you to the list.

Lost and Found Pets

LOST pets: Contact POA Animal Control at 922-6547, and then call the Animal Welfare League at 915-9337 for additional help finding your pet. We will help you publicize the pet in the Village and give you other tips on finding your pet.

FOUND pets: These pets are admitted to Animal Control or rescued through other community sources and may be someone's lost pets. Their photos are posted, so please contact Animal Control if you may be the owner or have information that may help reunite a pet with its owner: 922-6547.

Photos are posted in the Animal Welfare League's Lost and Found Album.