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


The seal traffic is making it nearly impossible to get down our road to the Ark, especially at weekends. Visitors may find it easier to to join the one-way system until Christmas and access the Ark from the coast end.


Our Rehoming Cattery is currently CLOSED to the public till further notice as we have cats sneezing in there.


PLEASE NOTE, WITH IMMEDIATE EFFECT, WE HAVE HAD TO STOP USING DUVETS, BLANKETS, PILLOWS, CUSHIONS ETC.  We’ve received notice to find another way of disposing of duvets etc. so please we can now only use fleece blankets or ones that will wash and dry easily, also Vetbeds and knitted blankets. This has meant a whole change to our system We now have 3 washing machines running daily so donations of washpowder would be very much appreciated. Thank you



Fleece blankets and vet beds


We’re running low on Catfood, both meat, biscuits and kitten pouches in jelly, so if you’re thinking of donating anything, please make it catfood!

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.


Bruno is our  November 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.


Jasper & Lucas are our November Cats 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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