Animal Ark is Minnesota's largest no kill animal shelter. Additionally, through an adoption pact we have signed with the impound center for some local municipalities, we have been able to ensure that our community guarantees the life of every pet, unless it is terminally ill.
Animals are housed in luxury accommodations at our state-of-the-art shelter in Hastings, Minnesota.
Animal Ark believes that animal shelters should have safe havens for homeless pets until they can find new homes. We are are setting new standards for animal shelters around the world, and working to make Minnesota a no kill state, one community at a time!
Animal Ark is open Mon - Fri Noon - 6:30 PM, Sat & Sun 11 AM - 5:30 PM.
Our Adoption Process:
A simple, application that can be completed online or in person begins the adoption process. Most applications are approved the same day they are completed. And, assuming the desired pet has already been spayed or neutered, the animal can usually go home with their new family the same day.
Why should you adopt?
Dog adoption and cat
adoption saves lives. Adopt
a dog or adopt a cat and you'll
have a friend for life! What is the difference between adopting a dog, adopting
a cat, adopting a kitten or adopting a puppy versus getting dogs for sale, cats
for sale, puppies for sale or kittens for sale from a dog breeder or a cat breeder?
When someone is breeding puppies or breeding kittens, they are creating new dogs
and cats who need homes. Some people are interested in a very specific breed of
dog, cat, puppy or kitten and they think the only way to find that specific breed
is to buy a dog for sale or buy a cat for sale from a puppy breeder or a kitten
breeder. Yet animal shelters are filled with dogs and cats who must find homes.
So rather than buying a dog or puppy for sale from a dog breeder or buying a cat
or kitten for sale from a cat breeder, we encourage people to adopt a dog, adopt
a cat, adopt a puppy or adopt a kitten at their local animal shelter, SPCA, humane
society or pet rescue group.