Welcome to Ark Animal Centre


We are the leading puppy shelter of South Africa. We are a non-profit organisation specialising in puppies, pregnant mom’s and small breed dogs, based less than 10 minutes from Fourways/Dainfern, Johannesburg South Africa.

We are a puppy paradise for our animals. Our aim is to change the consciousness in attitude of people towards animals in South Africa through education and awareness and to promote animal welfare & animal rights.

PBO Number: 930053318

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We, at Ark, do everything for the betterment and wellbeing of the animals in our care. We rely heavily on our dedicated volunteers.

Fostering is a huge part of Ark, but we realise it is a very time consuming and emotional job for our volunteers. The reasons Ark need dedicated fosterers, is because our time at the shelter is extremely busy and therefore limited. We are extremely grateful for the help we receive.

Fostering, however, is a huge commitment and the pups, at times can be very demanding, this is why we need people that can commit to being available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, until the pups are ready for adoption and that the pups get the best care possible, away from the shelter and in a home environment.

Fostering can only really be done by a person who is based at home most of the day, therefore the ideal person is, a stay-at-home Mum / Dad or someone that works from home or the other time to foster is during a holiday.

::: Registration :::

All fosterers need to be ‘registered’ with Ark Animal Centre. This is done by completing the Fosterers Info form and returning it to Ark.

::: Details :::

Date: Saturday, 2 March 2019
Time: 9:30am – 11:30am
Venue: Ark Animal Centre, 17 Howard Avenue, Chartwell
Fee: R150 per person, snacks and workshop info included.
*Please note: for emergency reasons applicants must live in or around the Fourways area.

Please email Sarah Cooper (0825746405 / sarahcooper@mweb.co.za) if you are interested in joining the Ark Foster Family.


Our charity shop is located at 4 Drift Boulevard, Muldersdrift. Opposite the Drift Hotel.

We have a great variety of clothes, kitchen items, toys, decor etc. If you would like to donate items to our shop, you can drop it off at the shelter :)


What we do

This incredible 4 minute video will give you an inside understanding of who and what the Ark Animal Centre is, and how you can get involved and help make a difference :)

Big thank you to the following people who made this video possible:
Eilidh Goosen
Rick Joaquim of Duck Rabbit Studios,
Andrew John Lonie
Kasmario Fankis
C.A. Van Aswegen of FiX Post Production,
Adam Lomas & Brian Mullany of Fireball Productions

Puppies for adoption

Please visit our Puppies for Adoption Album on Facebook to view our gallery of gorgeous puppies looking for their forever home. To check out some of the pups we have already found homes for, visit our Happily Ever After page.

If you would be interested in assisting Ark Animal Centre, take a look at the Get Involved page to see how you can help us out.

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