Why do I need to microchip my pet?
The Fayetteville City Council unanimously passed mandatory microchipping for all owned pets in January of 2012. Your pet’s microchip is his/her ticket home if he/she gets lost. Your pet’s microchip greatly increases the odds of him/her being returned to you. If your pet has a microchip our Animal Services Officers will attempt to return your pet to you if they pick it up.

Also, a microchip will prove that your pet is not a stray. If we have an animal that we know has an owner, we will hold onto the animal for five days longer than we do strays. You must register your pet's microchip with the City of Fayetteville. There is no fee to register the chip with the City, however there is a $20.00 fee for the service. You can bring your pet to the Shelter to be microchipped any time we are open.

You can download a microchip registration form by using the provided link, print it, and mail it to:

Animal Services
1640 S. Armstrong Ave
Fayetteville, AR 72701

For more information, contact Animal Services at 479-444-3456.Microchip Registration Form (PDF)

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1. How much does it cost to adopt a new pet?
2. What do I need to do if an animal bites me?
3. Whom do I call if I have an after hours emergency that involves animals?
4. What kinds of donations does the Animal Shelter need?
5. I just moved into Fayetteville. How do I register my pet's microchip?
6. What do I need to know about rabies?
7. I put in an application to adopt one of your animals, why do I have to wait to bring it home?
8. Are you a "No Kill" shelter?
9. Is Animal Services responsible for picking up dead animals?
10. My pet is sick, what do I need to do?
11. What can I do to get involved with the Fayetteville Animal Shelter?
12. What do you do with the money I donated to the Animal Shelter?
13. Who is responsible for registering my pet's microchip?
14. What do I do if I know about animal cruelty, abuse, or neglect?
15. Why do I need to microchip my pet?
16. Does my pet need to wear his collar with identification tags, even if he never gets outside?
17. Does Fayetteville have a "leash law"?
18. How many animals am I allowed to own?
19. I don't have a fenced yard and my dog can't stay inside all day while I'm away. Can I chain him/her outside?
20. What is a trolley system?
21. What do I do if I have a nuisance wildlife problem?
22. What do I do if I have an animal in my own trap?
23. What can I do to keep animals out of my garden and my house?
24. What do I do if I see a snake?
25. What do I do if I see a bear?