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Fall Fundraiser Oct 23, 2021

“Did someone say Southern BBQ?”

Our furry friends at the shelter still need the same food, care, and medical attention that we have always provided, so we are having a Drive Thru BBQ Fundraiser. It will be held at The Elks Lodge, 132 Abbott Place, Hot Springs, AR, from 5 pm until 6:30 PM. Just drive in and we will hand you a BBQ dinner and a bag of Halloween-inspired gourmet dog cookies for your fur baby! Tickets are $50 each, and all proceeds go toward providing care for the cats and dogs at our kennel. If you are interested in buying tickets, please go by our thrift store at 2026 Central Ave, or call Ivy Wood at 501-617-3750. We hope to see you there!!

Fall 2021 Fundraiser Flyer

Drive Through Fundraiser October 24

Drive Through Fundraiser October 24

Due to the pandemic, we can’t throw a Fall Fundraiser this year, and we are sad about that, because we love seeing everyone and enjoying fun and fellowship with all our animal loving community supporters. Our kennel is still operating at capacity, though, and the animals in our care still need the same food, shelter, and medical treatment as always. To raise money to provide care for them, we are hosting a drive through BBQ fundraiser on October 24th from 5:30 til 7:30 pm at the Elks Lodge 132 Abbott Place, Hot Springs. For a $50 donation, we will provide dinner for you and dessert for your dog. Just drive through the portico and we will hand you dinner and a serving of gourmet dog cookies. All proceeds will go to our operations account to provide care for animals at our kennel. So come out and show your support for HSGC! Tickets can be purchased at our thrift store at 2026 Central Avenue, or email Ivy at [email protected] to order yours today!

Meets and Greets By Appointment Only

Due to the continuing rise of COVID cases we are still doing our adoptions by appointment only. If you are interested in adopting a dog or cat please fill out an application on this website. If your application is approved, you will be contacted to set up an appointment time for the adoption. Thank you for your cooperation.

2020 Race to the Rescue Fundraiser March 10

We are holding our 6th Annual Race to the Rescue on March 10, 2020 from 6-9 pm at the Elks Lodge on 132 Abbott Place, Hot Springs. Tickets are $50 each, and we will have music, silent and live auctions, and lots of fun and fellowship. Bubba’s Catfish will be catering a yummy dinner. We are looking forward to seeing you all there! Tickets can be purchased through Eventbrite on our event post, at our thrift store at 2026 Central, or from any of our board members. Please come out and spend a fun evening with us as we raise money to support our kennel babies.

It’s the Most Wonderful Season of All!

The holiday season is upon us, and we at the kennel can feel the magic in the air. It’s the time for family, festivities, fun, and giving. Our kitties and pups have been good boys and girls this year, and we are all wishing and hoping to find wonderful homes and new families. If you are wanting to add a new fur baby to your home, please consider us when you adopt. If you can’t adopt, we are always looking for volunteers, fosters, and donations so that we can continue our mission of rescuing, caring for, and rehoming stray and homeless animals in the Garland County area. No donation is too small, and we are always in need of cleaning supplies, cat litter, puppy food, leashes, collars, and many other items that we use at the kennel. Please give us a call at the kennel if you are interested in helping out in any way (501-623-5012).

Another way to support HSGC is by donating good used clothing and home goods to our thrift store at 2026 Central Avenue, and by shopping there. We have some great stuff at our thrift store. You never know what you might find!

Raise the Roof Fundraiser is Sept 28th, 2019

We are holding our annual Raise the Roof fundraiser on September 28 from 6-9 pm at Caddo Meadows, a magical place located on the Caddo River. Dr. Tim Bainum is hosting us at his beautiful river home again this year, and we are looking forward to lots of fun! There will be food, beer/wine, live and silent auctions, so come join us and spend a nice evening with fellow animal lovers as we raise money for improvements/ repair of our kennel facilities. Tickets are $75 each, and they can be purchased at our thrift store at 2026 Central Avenue in Hot Springs.

Tips to Help Your New Furbaby Get Accustomed to a New Home


Here is a link to an informative blog with great tips on how to help a new dog feel at home.

HSGC Receives Grant from Arkansas Animal Rescue Foundation

HSGC Receives Grant from Arkansas Animal Rescue Foundation

Humane Society of Garland County is excited to announce that we are the recipient of an $18,000 grant from Arkansas Animal Rescue Foundation.  The purpose of the grant is to help equip the surgery and recovery rooms of our adoption and education center, located at 1321 Hwy 128 in Lonsdale, AR. The new surgical center will allow us to provide onsite spay/neuter and basic veterinary services to the animals in our care, thus preventing the need to transport our animals to the vet’s office whenever medical attention is needed.  Our long term plans also include providing low cost spay/neuter clinics for needy pet owners in our local community.  Obtaining this grant is a huge step toward our goal of reducing unwanted animals in our local region by prevention of unwanted litters through spay/neuter. Thank you so much, AARF, for providing this opportunity to us!

Bark on the Park Charity Golf Tournament benefiting HSGC

Bark on the Park Charity Golf Tournament benefiting HSGC

Calling all golfers!! We are looking for golfers and sponsors for Bark on the Park, a 4 man scramble charity golf tournament to be held Thursday, October 4th at Hot Springs Country Club. Entry fees are $125 per person or $500 per team, and this includes lunch, cart, range balls, and greens fees. Sponsorships at different levels are also available.

This is a great opportunity for individuals and businesses to support our organization while enjoying a great afternoon of golf at the Country Club, so sign up today!!

Please see the attached flyers for more info.


Bark on the Park Teams

Bark on the Park Sponsors

New Adoption/Education Center

We anticipate that our new building will be completed by the end of December, and we are looking forward to moving in!  Our existing office/small dog kennel and cattery are in a shocking state of dilapidation, and we knew that something had to be done.  The task was arduous. HSGC, being a private nonprofit, gets no money from taxes or government organizations. We do not receive funding from any national animal welfare organizations either.  Our operations costs are really expensive because veterinary care, overhead, and staff costs add up quickly due to the volume of animal rescue we provide. We knew we had to continue to raise money for operations while raising additional money for a new building.

Two years ago, we began raising money specifically to build a new facility. Our board president, Ivy Wood, worked tirelessly to solicit donations and create a plan for an adequate, durable facility which could withstand the wear and tear of providing shelter and care for animals. We held two Raise the Roof fundraisers which were hosted and underwritten by Dr. Tim Bainum. In addition several members of our community came forward to donate money, goods, and services, and we were able to move forward on construction.  Due to generous donations, we have just enough to complete the building without borrowing money. Some of our biggest donors include The Bainum Foundation and Diamond Bank (monetary donations and hosting/underwriting two fundraisers), Valley Glass (doors), Window Mart (windows), Xtra-Light (lights), Mike McHenry (dirt work), Sanders Supply (toilets, sinks, faucets), and Lakeside Elementary children (refrigerator, washer, dryer). In addition, we have had several other individual donors who gave money. We would also like to thank Mike Harrison for working with us to design an affordable building and working with subcontractors to minimize costs as much as possible, and Horner for discounting our concrete.

We are now working on furnishing the building and raising money to pave the driveway and parking lot. We had enough monetary donations for cat and small dog cages, and different people have donated various items:  a desk, file cabinets, a TV, microwave and coffee maker for our education/break room, and a tub for our dog-washing area. We received a $500 grant from Hot Springs Village Community Foundation which is earmarked to help complete the furnishing of our education room.  In addition to raising money to pave the parking area, we will need to raise funds to furnish our on-site surgery center/recovery room. We would also welcome the donation of a dog-friendly gently used sofa for our meet-and-greet room. Of course, we greatly appreciate any donations which help us continue to operate and care for the animals in our shelter as well.

We will be holding a Grand Opening in the near future as well, and we look forward to hosting lots of HSGC supporters and introducing the community to our new building. We simply could not fulfill our mission of providing shelter and rescue for homeless dogs and cats in the community without strong support from the people in the Garland County area. Now that we have a clean new facility, we plan to work hard to increase HSGC memberships and volunteers. Our vision is that our kennel will be a place where people will enjoy visiting and volunteering.  We look forward to seeing you there!