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 Area

As most of our volunteers and followers will be aware, we’ve recently made an appeal for funds following the devastating effect of the parvovirus infection we had earlier in the year, increasing our vet bill by £1,600 for that month and forcing us to close for three weeks meaning no visitors and no income. The response has been overwhelming and donations reached over £5,000 by PayPal alone and over £12,000 in total. This doesn’t include the people who paid directly into our vet bill or organised fundraisers and we had so many messages of support. To know how many wonderful people out there care so much about the work we’re doing has been humbling.

But we can’t be complacent as we need a minimum of £5,000 a month to stay afloat, so the work still goes on to fundraise and keep the money coming in. But now we’re back in the business of rescuing animals again and long may we do so with your help!

 WANTED: Paving slabs to pave over the areas muddied by all the recent rain. Please see appeals on Help Us and Fundraising pages.

WANTED: Collector for Food bins at Morrison’s near Grimsby. Please see our Help Us page for details.




TINNED CAT FOOD (we’ll soon be needing kitten food too!)


Rabbit/small furry fundraiser (see Help Us page).

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.

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

Can we please remind people that the Ark is closed every Tuesday and Thursday so no visitors or drop-offs of bedding etc. Boarders can still come in and be collected and animals going out for adoption can be collected but our reduced staff on these days cannot deal with any other visitors as well as care properly for the animals. This also means that the office will be closed.

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.


Buddy is our June 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.


Alfie & Charlie are our June Cats of the Month