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.


Animal Ark


Announcing a new Global Partnership.

We believe that an animal in need is exactly that, an animal in need, regardless of its geographic place of origin. That is why we have partnered up with rescue organizations located as far as the Middle East & Mexico... Read more »

Now hiring: Cat Care Specialists.

Do you love cats? Do you support Animal Ark’s No-kill mission? Consider applying for a Cat Care Specialist role. The position includes weekdays and weekends. 6:00am to 12:00pm weekdays 6:00am to 11:00 am weekends *Hours may vary. Preferred applicant would... Read more »

Wanted: Your adoption stories and photos!

Regular visitors to our website and social media know we like to remind you of our many adoptable cats and dogs. However, we also like to share the other side of the equation: Namely, successful adoption stories. We heard from... Read more »

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