Pet License

117 W Central Ave
Bentonville, AR 72712
Monday - Friday
8:00am - 4:30pm
Phone: 479.271.3100
Fax: 479.271.5917
Or After-hours Emergency:
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Animal License:

The City of Bentonville requires that all dogs, over 4 months of age, have the following:

License (purchased annually with a one year rabies vaccination or every three (3) years with a three (3) year rabies vaccination).

A Rabies vaccination certificate, not to expire in the next 90 days.

License shall be displayed on a collar worn by the dog at all times.

License fees:

$6.00 for sterilized animals

$12.00 for unsterilized animals

$1.00 for sterilized animals owned by any disabled person or anyone 62 years of age or older

NOTE: Owners of seeing eye dogs, guide dogs, or other dogs being used to aid the blind, are not required to pay an annual fee but are required to have/obtain a license.

Licenses can be purchased at the Utility Billing Office at City Hall (117 W Central)

The number of lost and/or unwanted pets increases daily, creating a high number of impounded animals.

The purpose of Animal Control is to regulate, license and provide public safety and humane control of domestic animals throughout our community.

Bentonville's Animal Control Officers take pride in enforcing, promoting, and protecting public safety.  They also enforce and promote responsible pet ownership, safe human-animal interactions, and other related duties that apply.

If your pet wears a current license or I.D. tag, we will make every effort possible to notify you and reunite you with your lost pet. If your pet was not wearing a tag it's very possible that he/she could have been impounded.

The Bentonville Police Department currently compiles a daily list of unclaimed dogs that are picked up in the Bentonville area.  This list is provided and updated daily in an effort to help pet owners locate/claim their lost pet, or even to inform interested citizens of a dog found in their neighborhood who might need a good home.

The dogs are held at the Rogers Animal Shelter and become property of the City of Rogers six days after being picked up. 

Rogers Animal Shelter
Warren "Bud" Norman
Shelter Manager
2935 West Oak Street
Rogers, AR
(479) 621-1197

If a dog needs to be claimed, the owner must go to the Animal Shelter to verify ownership of the dog. Upon doing so, an Animal Release fee ($15.00 per day, per dog for a maximum of 6 days) must be paid to and at the Bentonville Police Department before the dog can be released.

To Claim Your Pet

Verify the identity/ ownership of the animal at the Rogers Animal Shelter
The owner must appear in person at the Bentonville Police Department and pay animal release fee before 4pm. The Rogers Animal Shelter closes at 4:30pm
Return to Rogers Animal Shelter the same day to pick up the animal.
For more information about adopting a pet please call or visit a local Animal Shelter or one of their websites.