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. We accept sick and injured strays from within our immediate area who require medical care. This collaborative relationship created the first No Kill community in Minnesota.


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Unveiling the Heart of Adoption: The Vital Role of Home Visits

Introduction: Adopting a shelter animal is a remarkable act of kindness and compassion. It’s a choice that transforms the life of an animal in need and enriches the lives of those who adopt them. While the adoption process is a... Read more »

The Importance of Dog Socialization in Animal Sheltering: Building a Foundation for Happy Homes

  Animal Ark plays a vital role in rescuing and rehoming dogs in need. While shelter staff and volunteers work tirelessly to provide care, love, and attention to these animals, dog socialization is one crucial aspect that often requires focused... Read more »

Furry of Events!

Animal Ark is excited to bring our rescues to you this Saturday, July 24th.   We will start our morning in Cottage Grove at Wag Farm Dog Park.  Our volunteers will be bringing some of our rescue pups for you to... Read more »

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