The Ark Animal Rescue

Welcome to the Ark Animal Rescue and Retirement Home website.We are a charity which takes in animals for adoption from private homes, other rescue centres and sometimes via the dog warden. We have mainly dogs and cats but also have rabbits and small furries, including ferrets from time to time as well as occasional other species.Most of our animals live with us whilst they wait to find a loving home but we also  have long-term residents who will stay with us for the rest of their lives as they cannot be re-homed for a variety of reasons.On this website you can look at all the animals we have staying with us and find out about how you can adopt or sponsor them.You can also find out some of the many ways you can help us help them.If you have any questions and can’t find the answers here please contact us.

Promotions And Notices

We will soon be able to accept donations by telephone. Watch out for further news on this.

Both our Dog and Cat waiting lists are unfortunately closed till further notice .

From 1st January our boarding prices will be going up. Also, with immediate effect, we will be asking for a £20 boarding booking deposit to try and reduce the number of people simply not turning up with their dogs. More details of both of these changes on our Boarding page.
We are helping rehome a litter of piglets to good homes. If interested please check them out here.
Dog Agility courses coming soon! More information on our News page
Dog Park continues twice a week for dog-friendly dogs to have fun together off the lead under the supervision of an experienced dog trainer. Again, more information on our News page.


 We’re desperately short of complete dry dogfood and disinfectant if anybody can help out with this.

PLEASE NOTE: We don’t need donations of bric-a-brac till further notice as we have as much as we can store.

Gentle Reminder – Opening Times

Can we please remind people that the Ark is now closed every Thursday only as the office will be manned  the rest of the week, including weekends, so no visitors or drop-offs of bedding etc.  on Thursdays please. Boarders can still come in and be collected and animals going out for adoption can be collected but our reduced staff on this day cannot deal with any other visitors as well as care properly for the animals.

Dog of the Month

Each month we feature a different dog. Some of our dogs seem to attract less attention than others to prospective adopters. Many of these dogs are lovely animals and will make wonderful pets if only people would consider them.


Lady is our December Dog of the Month.

Cat of the Month

Since starting our Dog of the Month page we had so much success with rehoming our featured dogs, that we decided to start a Cat of the Month page too and have had similar success.


Mickey is our December Cat of the Month.

Collection Of Adopted Animals

Unfortunately, we’re not able to offer a transport service to new owners as we don’t have the numbers of staff or volunteers to do this without taking them away from vital work at the Ark. New owners are asked to make their own arrangements for collection, including long-distance ones. Also, we’ve had a spate of people not collecting the animal they’ve reserved. If you change your mind for whatever reason, please tell us straight away. We’d rather know as it prevents an animal missing out on another home while it waits to be collected and helps us plan our available space for animals needing rescue.

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