Four Ways to Support Our No-Kill Mission

underdogs and cats
All of Animal Ark's residents are unique, but Underdogs and Undercats are one in a million.
Our goal is to pair one-in-a-million pets with one-in-a-million families.

Animal Ark is a Minnesota-based animal welfare organization. We embrace and follow a no kill philosophy in our work to rescue, rehabilitate, & rehome Minnesota’s lost and homeless companion animals every year.


Founded in 1977, Animal Ark is a 501(c) 3 non-profit Minnesota corporation. Animal Ark maintains an agreement with our local animal control/impound center for Hastings & Rosemount to accept stray dogs that have not been reclaimed by their families.


In addition, we accept sick and injured strays from within our immediate area who are in need of medical care. This collaborative relationship created the first No Kill community in Minnesota.


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Fosters needed for adult and special-needs pets.

Animal Ark recently put out a call for fosters to help us thru the Coronavirus crisis. As always, our friends came thru! Many of our cats and dogs found foster homes. We and the animals are grateful. We’ve received multiple... Read more »

Animal Ark remains in good hands.

We want you to know that even though Animal Ark remains closed to volunteers and visitors, the animals are being well taken care of. Enjoy the photos below. Please consider donating today!   And now for some very exciting dog-related... Read more »

Crises can bring out the best in people.

Many people’s self-quarantine applies to the news as well. While it’s the hallmark of a good citizen to stay up-to-date on what’s going on in the world, we all reach our limit of bad news. So today, we use the... Read more »

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