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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Animal Arks Globel Partnerships

Please read about Animal Arks Globel Partnerships and how we, as a No-Kill shelter, support Rescue worldwide to end animal cruelty.

Frigid Minnesota Weather Doesn’t Stop the Animal Ark

Despite our Minnesota weather turning frigid the Animal Ark has several events going on.  Every Friday is Foster Friday and Gotti is our pet this week.  Don’t let the gray in this 8 year olds beard fool you, he enjoys... Read more »

Today’s Foster Friday pet is: Harry.

This week’s #FosterFriday pet is Harry, a 2-1/2 year old Golden Lab/American Staffordshire Terrier mix. Harry is a favorite of our staff and volunteers. He’s adorable, affectionate and playful. Sometimes a bit too playful, in all honesty. Harry comes from... Read more »

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