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Cared for by The Ark, Inc
Adoption process

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Adoption fee: $150

This helps The Ark, Inc with pet care costs.

My basic info

Boxer/Mixed Breed (Medium)
Tan/Yellow/Fawn - with White
4 years 7 months old, Young
Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg) (when grown)
50 lbs (current)
Pet ID

My details

Alert icon Not good with dogs
Checkmark in teal circle Shots current
Checkmark in teal circle Spayed / Neutered

My story

Here's what the humans have to say about me:

Hi I'm Rosie!
I'm an active 5 year old gal who loves to go for walks with the volunteers. I'd love to have a person who could spend time to bring me to training and help me learn all the things I didn't get to learn when I was little.

Now that I'm an 'adult', I know just what kind of family would be best for me: since I can be a bit picky with other dogs, and guarded with my space, so I'd be best as the only dog in the family. Cats are probably not a good idea either!

Even though I have a couple of special living needs, I'm a great gal who just needs a family to prove it to!

When I arrived at the Ark, we played the 'guess what breed I am' game, and the most guesses were that I'm a Boxer mix, but I know that's just a guess - I know what I am, I'm a Purebred Mix-Breed!!

**Ark Rescue dogs are available for adoption to homes in the Alabama and Tennessee Valley area only. We do require a secure fenced-in yard to adopt our larger dogs.

Here's what the Ark volunteers say about me:
Rosie is a very active dog and is protective of her space. She will do best in a home with someone that is active. She would benefit from some dog training. She needs to be in a home without any other dogs. She walks on leash well most of the time and loves to run and play. She is a good snuggles!
The Ark, Inc

Contact info

Pet ID
139 Bo Cole Road Northwest, Huntsville, AL 35806

Their adoption process


Visit the Facility and Find a Pet


Meet the Pet



Additional adoption info

All our adoptable pets are fully vaccinated, de-wormed, spayed/neutered, had a wellness test with our
Vet and are on monthly flea/tick and heartworm prevention.

If you decide to adopt one of our pets, you will have a two week trial time, in which both sides can see if you get along.

If it should not work out, which sometimes happens, we will take our pet back and give you a full refund.

For our larger and active dogs you would be required to have a fenced in yard.
Our pets are adopted out in the Huntsville area and Tennessee Valley only.

Go meet their pets

Ark Inc.
139 Bo Cole Road
Huntsville, AL 35806

Shelter & Thrift Store Hours:
Tuesday - Saturday
11am - 4pm, this is also when we are answering the phone

Closed: Sunday, Monday and Holidays

Office Phone: 256-851-4088

More about this shelter

The Ark was incorporated as a non-profit, “no kill” animal shelter on March 6, 1990 by Nina Beal.

The Ark’s mission statement is...

To rescue as many homeless animals as possible.
To provide all veterinary care for each animal to include spaying/neutering before adoption.
To maintain a no kill policy except for reasons of mercy or dangerous temperament.
To promote humane treatment of animals through a humane education program.

The Ark provides all veterinarian preventatives to include: juvenile spay/neuter, shelter,
food and a loving “at home” environment for rescued animals while they wait to be adopted into a new loving home.

The Ark operates solely on donations and fundraisers and receives no city, county, state or federal funding.
The Ark also has no paid employees. Volunteers from the community help out at the shelter caring for the
rescued animals as well as returning telephone calls. If not for caring citizens, the Ark could not operate.

The Ark is much more than an animal shelter.
The Ark serves our community by:

Rescuing sick, abandoned and injured animals; Constructing and maintaining the first no-kill animal shelter in Huntsville;

Entering into an Agreement of Understanding with Hope Place to care for and protect the pets of domestic violence victims who are seeking refuge at Hope Place;
Entering into an agreement of understanding with the American Red Cross to provide a
Disaster Animal Relief Team to enter tornado areas to help victims with injured and lost pets;
Entering into an agreement of understanding with the American Red Cross to care for the pets of home fire victims;
Rescuing as many animals as possible from the City Animal Control Shelter before they are put to death;
Starting the first juvenile animal spay/neuter program to ensure ALL animals adopted from the ARK are spayed or neutered before adoption;
Promoting public awareness of the importance of pet owner responsibility through our Channel 31 Needy Paws Telethon;
Providing pet therapy in nursing homes and humane education in schools.

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