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.

PLEASE NOTE: There will be an interruption to updating of this site over the next few days while we change the site hosting.
Please bear with us and we’ll get things back to normal as soon as possible.

Promotions And Notices Area

There will be NO annual open day this year due to health issues of key staff.

KITTEN FOOD URGENTLY NEEDED! Now that our litters are growing bigger, we can’t keep up with their appetites.

ALSO DONATIONS OF RABBIT NUGGETS AND HAY due to the large number of rabbits in.

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.

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

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.



Blackie has already been rehomed.

Please watch for a new August dog.

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.

simpson and sparkle

Simpson and Sparkle

These are our August cats.