HSO Events

In order to fund our programs and support our mission we take part in multiple fundraising and adoption events throughout the year.  Our events are fun, family affairs that make a difference for the pets of Northwest Arkansas and can even help you find your next family member.

Events Calendar:  This page features our various fundraising events, including our monthly ‘Dine Out For Dogs’ and our larger functions, as well as our adoption events.  Looking for something fun to do with your family?  Check our scheduled events and help plan fun outings that also support one of the best animal welfare organizations in Northwest Arkansas.  Click here to see our upcoming events.

Dogwood Walk:  Each May we hold one of our biggest fundraising/adoption events at Gulley Park in Fayetteville.  This includes fun activities for kids, multiple contests and activities for dogs, booths from local pet merchants, dog agility demonstrations and the famous Dogwood Walk where dogs costumes are judged for various awards.  Adoptable dogs from other local shelters and rescues are invited as well.  Event passes are sold for a reasonable price that includes a free t-shirt and free lunch.  Additional passes, t-shirts and goodie bags can also be purchased.  Click here to find out more, to see pictures from past Dogwood Walk events or to purchase your pass or extras online.

Putt for Paws:  Each August Jeff Hodges, owner of Foghorns Wings, Burgers & More as well as an HSO Director, sponsors another of our biggest fundraising/adoption events.  This includes a round of golf at Gator Golf in Fayetteville, with each hold sponsored by at least one local company or individual, and HSO  adoptable dogs to oversee the activities and ends at Foghorns for a free lunch.  Event passes include a free t-shirt, round of golf and free lunch.  This is a great family event held before the start of school each year.  Click here to find out more or to see pictures from past Putt for Paws events.

Tails of Love:  Each November we have our final, and another of our biggest, fundraising events for the year.  Beginning in May we sell pages in our Tails of Love book that features pictures of pets in Northwest Arkansas.  Area companies, organization and individuals buy pages to be published in our special book.  The purchase of each page includes a free photo session with a professional photographer to capture your pet (and your family if you choose) at their best, two free tickets to the big reveal party in November and one copy of the Tails of Love book.

Our reveal part is a celebration of the completed Tails of Love book and one of the social events of the year at Mermaids Restaurant.  The party features live music, wine and beer, light fare and a silent auction.  This event is enjoyed by many as a fun night out that allows them to support and celebrate one of their favorite animal welfare organizations.  Click here for more information or to purchase a page in our Tails of Love book.