Bentonville, AR...The City of Bentonville announced that it has earned City Certification through the BETTER CITIES FOR PETS™ program from Mars Petcare, showcasing its commitment to creating a pet-friendly community.
More people than ever view pets as members of the family, and with more than 90 million pet-owning households in the United States,1 Bentonville is on the forefront of creating a vibrant community where pets are not only welcome, but thrive.
Bentonville recognizes and celebrates the four-legged residents of Bentonville and are proud to support them with features like the Bentonville Animal Services & Adoption Center that is currently under construction, the new Orchards Park Dog Park & Playground, and the upcoming dog park at Creekside Park. Being recognized with BETTER CITIES FOR PETS™ certification is a testament to their commitment to helping more people enjoy the benefits of pets and keep their pets with them even in tough times.
Bentonville has multiple programs to support a pet-friendly community, including:
The BETTER CITIES FOR PETS™ city certification launched in 2019 as an extension of the BETTER CITIES FOR PETS™ program, which works with government, businesses and non-profits to help communities be pet-friendly. It was created in partnership with Civic Design Center, a leader in designing public spaces, and incorporates input from government and animal welfare experts. The program also offers a pet-friendly certification for airports.
“We established the BETTER CITIES FOR PETS™ certification to celebrate cities that are creating positive and welcoming environments for people and their pets, and encourage more cities to recognize the benefits of our four-legged friends,” said Jam Stewart, Vice President of Corporate Affairs at Mars Petcare. “We look forward to continuing to support cities as we work toward our purpose: A Better World For Pets.”
The full list of BETTER CITIES FOR PETS™ certification recipients is available at BetterCitiesForPets.com/cities. To learn more, visit BetterCitiesForPets.com.