The shelter will be closed to the public Monday August 3 - Friday August 7 for deep cleaning, organizing and planning. We will be open to the public once again with our regular hour Saturday August 8. 

The public is welcome to come by to meet the new Manager, Assistant Manager, and Adoption Coordinator as well as the hard working staff and of course all of our wonderful dogs and cats.

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Will You Bend For Willow?
By Sandra Ostrander

Our sweet Willow, a loyal, loving tan and white female lab mix, needs your help. A resident of the Good Shepherd Animal Shelter since last August, Willow has developed fungal pneumonia, a bacterial infection characterized by a hoarse cough.

Treatment in ongoing and long-term for this kind of illness, and unfortunately, outside the scope of the annual shelter budget. The Good Shepherd is asking the community for help with the cost of Willow's medicine. She is responding to treatment, but her medicine runs about $360 per month, which puts a real financial strain on the shelter. She will need to be on this medication for up to 6 months, depending on her reaction to it.

You can donate in any of the following ways:
  • Mail:  GSHS, P.O. Box 285 Eureka Springs, AR 72632 (Attn: Willow Fund)
  • Drop-off at one of four locations:  Eureka Springs or Berryville Doggie Shop and Eureka Springs or Berryville shelter. Let them know it's for the Willow Fund.
All donations are tax deductible and greatly appreciated. No donation is too small.

Willow also needs a local short-term Foster Home to facilitate her healing. A quiet home setting with a fenced yard is a must. Willow will have to be kept as a house dog as the heat and putting her on a leash exacerbates her condition.  Willow is house trained and her illness is not contagious. Ever the charmer, she enjoys hugs and a lap that can accommodate a 35 pound pup. An environment with no other animals or an older/less active dog would be best. Please contact Carolyn at goodshepherdadoptions@aol.com  if you can offer Willow a temporary home.

A family back East is interested in adopting Willow, but she will have to be well to make the trip. Let's do what we can to insure that Willow makes it home. 


Leonidas is one amazing and resilient dog. He came to us three weeks ago after having been hit by a car. He sustained major injuries to his hind legs - a fractured right femur, and a dislocated left leg. It was not a clean break - as you can see by his X-rays he's had major hardware installed to repair these injuries. He's looking at another three months of recovery at best. 

Now that you know about the hardware, let me tell you about the dog. He's amazingly calm. He has never snapped at a handler no matter how much pain he is in. He has a wonderful sweet nature and loves other dogs. He lights up when he goes outside. He's gentle and loves to nuzzle. He's been through so much and he's still a wonderful sweetheart. He looks to he healer and some kind of hunting breed. He's kind of a mix between brindle and blue tick. 

He's being assisted in these photos with a Gingerlead. It allows him to exercise without putting any weight on his damaged legs. He loves it. He would do best if he were in a new home where he can have the focused attention he needs. He will take some time and a lot of love, but he is soooooo worth it. 

You can donate to Leonidas at Leonidas HERE.


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