My name is Davey!

Posted over 3 years ago | Updated over 7 months ago

Cared for by Animal Ark
Adoption process

Submit Application


Meet the Pet


Approve Application


Home Check


Take the Pet Home

Adoption fee: $400

This helps Animal Ark with pet care costs.

My basic info

German Shepherd Dog/Mixed Breed (Medium)
Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg) (when grown)
Pet ID

My details

Alert icon Not good with kids
Alert icon Not good with dogs
Alert icon Not good with cats
Checkmark in teal circle Spayed / Neutered
Checkmark in teal circle Housetrained

My story

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

Hi there! My name is Davey and I'm a 4 year old male Shepherd mix. I have been told I am a very handsome boy with a personality to match! Those are great qualities, right? I just don't understand what is taking so long to find my own forever family. I originally came from a high kill shelter in South Carolina and boy was I glad to get out of there! I have since come to love all the volunteers and staff at Animal Ark. When the volunteers brush me, I don't have the heart to tell them they can brush all they want, I'll just make more! I think you should know right from the start about my two favorite things. They are belly rubs and a fun game of fetch! You may wonder why those two?... Well, I get to do both of them with my humans! So, if this sounds good to you, count me in! This is what the volunteers & staff want to share about me:

Davey is an affectionate and playful boy who will brighten your days and capture your heart in an instant. You can often find Davey with his chin on his paws and his eyes looking up your way. He is hoping to catch your glance in a silent plea for some quality time spent with you. Davey will settle right next to you or even come up and lay right in your lap. He doesn't need any coaxing. And during brushing sessions, well, he will always turn over for his tummy to be rubbed because he thinks belly rubs are the best! Davey LOVES to play fetch and he is unable to hide his enjoyment when chasing and returning the ball. His happiness is written all over his SMILING face! Davey is a pack dog at heart and has many doggy friends at the shelter. Davey and his friend Blue often chase each other around while playing in the ark park together. He will even share his ball with her. Davey does well with most dogs when given proper introductions, however, a meet with any potential siblings would be a must. Davey looks forward to going on walks and is always on the lookout for a squirrel to chase.... SQUIRRELS BEWARE!!! Because he has a prey drive, he will do best in a home without cats and other small animals. Davey adores his humans and after his walk he enjoys a good rest or nap hopefully right next to you! Davey rides well in the car, is house trained, and knows commands like sit, shake, down, and come. He likes children but at times can be a little mouthy. He does have a "soft" mouth and responds well to treat or toy redirection. Davey is smart and wants to please and he would really benefit with some training to become the best dog he can be!

We Love Davey very much and we want more than anything for him to find him his very own family. He will fill your life with joy! So, if you are a "pro" at giving belly rubs and you are searching for a super sweet and playful companion then our sweet Davey is your boy!
Animal Ark

Contact info

Pet ID
2600 Industrial Ct, Hastings, MN 55033

Their adoption process


Submit Application

You are welcome to fill out the application online at or in person at the Animal Ark (2600 Industrial Court).


Meet the Pet

Please call ahead to make sure that the pet you are interested in is at the Ark and someone is available to show you the pet.


Approve Application


Home Check

For Cats we do a virtual home visit once the application is approved. For Dogs we do an in person home visit after we do a meet and greet.


Take the Pet Home

Once a home visit is done and approved, we will set up a day and time for you to sign a contract and take the pet home!

Additional adoption info

We do not do same day adoptions.

Adoption Fees:
• Dogs and puppies: $200-$800
• Adult Cats: $180
• Kittens: $225
• Senior Cats: $125

Adoption application

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Animal Ark hours

Mon: Closed
Tues - Fri: 12-6pm
Sat & Sun: 11-5pm

More about this shelter

Animal Ark is a Minnesota-based animal welfare organization. We embrace and follow a no kill philosophy in our work to rescue, rehabilitate, & rehome 800 of Minnesota’s lost and homeless companion animals every year. Animal Ark Shelter, located in Hastings, Minnesota, operates as the heart of the rescue effort, while the Thrift Store in St. Paul provides an enjoyable shopping experience, crucial support for the shelter, and community involvement. Founded in 1977, Animal Ark is a 501(c) 3 non-profit Minnesota corporation.

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