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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Bored? Join our Board.

Have you considered taking a more hands-on approach to your support of Animal Ark’s no-kill mission? Consider joining our Board of Directors. Ours is a “working board,” meaning Board members are involved with the day-to-day operations of our shelter. It... Read more »

Houser: A Special Need Dog

Usually we like to begin posts with adorable photos of our amazing animals, but today we bring you a couple x-rays of our most recent Special Need dog. The patient’s name is Houser. Like many Animal Ark dogs, Houser came... Read more »

Adopted animals.

Once in a while we like to take a break from the bad news in the world to share some good news: Namely, that many of our dogs and cats have found forever homes! Below are photo collages illustrating some... Read more »

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