New Lily Alert!     Please watch for Milo, a male cat who is an orange/reddish tabby.     Click here for more information.
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Pets of the Week
Dog CHELSEY: Spayed female, Mountain cur mix, 2 yrs. old, calm and sweet medium size girl.

CatDOLLY: Spayed female, gorgeous gray/white longhaired kitten, 3 mos. old, ready to warm your lap.

No More Homeless Pets Network Partner

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.

The following links show a summary of our organization's statistics, and calculates an overall save rate for the reporting period.
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On The Border Donates at No Cost to You

Eat, drink, and enjoy Mexican food and beverages, and provide AWL some additional funds! What a deal. Just enjoy the food at On The Border in Hot Springs on October 20th and On The Border will donate 10% of the food and drink bill to AWL. Present the flyer to allow AWL to receive the donation. We thank On The Border for doing this!

AWL at the Green Market in Grove Park

Do you love the Green Market in Grove Park? Do you enjoy meeting Villagers and talking about pets? Well, AWL has an opportunity to network and bring an adoptable dog or two to this farmer's market in Grove Park on Thursdays. All who have participated have had positive experiences, but we are looking for a few more volunteers to be AWL Ambassadors for this project. This is a fun way to contribute to AWL and spread our message, while at the same time have a chance to mingle with Villagers and vendors at the market. No adoptions will be made then – this is a time to showcase AWL, our many activities, and of course, our pets. Contact Jim Patton or 708-728-5172.

Dogs Who Serve

Sandy Lundin’s new book Dogs Who Serve features our AWL spay/neuter clinics and several AWL members and their pets. Sandy will be available with books for purchase at the October meeting and at Strut Your Mutt. Books sell for $15, with $2 of each sale going to AWL. The book is inspiring, so meet Sandy at the October meeting and get your own copy


About Us

The Hot Springs Village Animal Welfare League (HSV AWL) is located in Hot Springs Village, AR. We are a 501(C) (3) organization which works in conjunction with the HSV Property Owners Association Animal Shelter.

HSV Animal Welfare League Mission Statement
The Hot Springs Village Animal Welfare League is organized for the charitable purpose as a rescue organization whose mission is to place all rescued/surrendered adoptable companion animals into loving homes and to prevent the overpopulation of unwanted animals.

Area Served: We rescue companion animals that are picked up by the Animal Control of the Property Owners Association of Hot Springs Village, Arkansas. Beyond the boundaries of Hot Springs Village, we rescue companion animals from surrounding Arkansas communities.

Memorandum of Understanding with the POA
Articles of Amendment With Restatement (Name Change)

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.

Video of Dog Park from Air

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 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.