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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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 »

We’re getting out, come join us

The weather is getting warm, the ground is turning green, lots of folks are vaccinated, and Animal Ark is getting out. Check out our May Events: May 1, 2021 12:30PM-3:00PM Animal Ark/HyVee Adoption Event (Cottage Grove) Visit our Facebook Page... Read more »

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.

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