Actual trash So meanDogs very much sadness I'm offended Bad doggosPeople's very rude and nasty
I tried getting a kitten for my boys after the loss of our kitten, been two days and still no word.
We could not have asked for a better experience in adopting our 2 puppies. We applied through Petfinder, were screened thoroughly and got the call several days later saying we'd been chosen. We drove 8 hours each way to get them. The staff could not have been nicer! They have qualifications for pets to be adopted and maybe those who feel differently than I do, did not have a good match for that pet. Cannot imagine them being anything but caring and helpful.
VERY rude service here. I would suggest finding another location to go to. This was my 2nd visit to this place in a couple of years. I was under the impression that the service and location had been revamped. Boy was I wrong. The larger man, Matt I think his name is a real jerk. He does not need to be tending to ANYONE looking for a pet. Also a lot of gossip and cussing in the main office along. I am a christian man and don't take too kindly to this type of language. It should not be used in a publicly funded place in front of patrons. One last thing, don't get in the way of the smoker's smoke breaks. Probably just not a good idea for anyone to go here. I finally found my baby at another location and am very happy with my choice, or should I say his. This place should probably be shut down. Check out Rogers and Fayetteville before you go here. You'll notice a HUGE difference in treatment.
I am sorry you had a bad experience at the Bella Vista Animal Shelter. I see by the date of your review it was well over a year ago. They were just finishing up a massive fund raiser and building project expanding their newer facility at that time. The BVAS is extremely low kill and the staff gets very attached to each and every animal that ends up in their care. They're also protective in a way I've never known a shelter to be. They do not do same day adoptions--which is sometimes puzzling to potential adoptive families who want same day acquisitions. All applications--even those of their volunteers--are thoroughly checked to ensure that their charges end up in the best situations possible. The staff there deals with many other situations than just the pets brought to them by Animal Control. They assist with puppy mill break-ups, cases of abuse and animal collecting, dumped dogs and cats, and dispense food and litter to those families in need, all while tending to an absolute overflow of dogs and cats. I've been in some pretty ratty animal shelters and the BVAS is by far the cleanest and most organized I've seen. They are at capacity most of the time--but each animal is cared for. If you have not been there lately, give the place another chance. I just adopted from there and the staff was wonderful to both of us.