Foster opportunity!

TAKODA needs a new Foster Home…or better yet,
a Forever Home!

“Takoda” is a Native American word that means “Friend to Everyone,” and in her case, it’s ALMOST true. Takoda gets along with nearly everyone she meets, but even after patient attention from Animal Ark staff and volunteers, she still has issues with large men with deep voices. Otherwise, she would be happily adopted by now. Takoda probably had a bad experience on the reservation where she and her eight puppies were rescued earlier this year. Other than that, Takoda is smart, sweet and gentle. Her pups are all adopted and now it’s her turn.

Takoda’s foster mom says, “Takoda has made a lot of progress. Walks well. House trained. Learning boundaries. Learning to snuggle. Loves being outside. Plays with Jett. Learns from his confidence. I would hate for her to go backwards by returning to a kennel situation.”

If you are interested in fostering or fostering-to-adopt, please complete a Foster Adoption Application. To arrange a meet-and-greet with Takoda, call Animal Ark at 651-772-8983.

Animal Ark has many eligible cats and dogs awaiting forever homes or foster care. Visit our Adoption Page or, even better, our shelter, to see who might be right for your home!


2600 Industrial Court
Hastings, MN 55033
(651) 772-8983 


Monday: Closed
Tuesday – Friday: 12 pm – 6:00 pm
Saturday  & Sunday: 11 am – 5:00 pm

*New Visiting Guidelines:

  • Visitors must wear mask
  • Maintain Social Distancing 
  • No Children under 14
  • No Groups larger than 3
  • Visitors in Shelter will be limited, so during peak times there may be a wait, especially for cat visitation

Call staff ahead of time if you require special accommodations: (651) 772-8983

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