Welcome to Ark Animal Centre


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PLEASE NOTE: As of Friday 20th March 2020 Ark Animal Centre will be closed to the public. We have already had a scare and for the health of our staff and our patrons as well as our community students, we cannot risk the spread of this virus. We don’t have any puppies available for adoption at the moment.

We do have some adults who are up for adoption, if anyone is interested in adopting these dogs please sms 0823347596 and we can organise for a meet and greet.

A lot of our staff stay on the property so as long as we all stay healthy the dogs will be well cared for, if we get sick, who will take care of all the dogs and puppies?

Staff not staying on the property have been given paid leave. We are being inundated with calls to take in dogs, we will obviously take in rescues still, but these need to be genuine rescues, we cannot take in dogs because someone doesn’t want them anymore or they are moving into a smaller place, we do not have the capacity to do this while we are short staffed.

We have enough dog pellets to see us through the next few weeks for the dogs we have, but we obviously have to be careful.

We have a sterilisation day on Saturday that will still go ahead as planned, but thereafter will be put on hold until further notice.

We do understand that people are stuck in their houses and a lot of people wish to get out into the open. For this reason, even though the actual shelter will be closed to the public, our walk park will remain open for anyone who wishes to walk in a safe and secure environment. They are welcome to bring their dogs to get exercise, as long as the dogs are on lead while other patrons are in the park. Humans are asked to respect each other and keep their social distance. Disinfectant will be available at the entrance as well as doggy bags to dispose of any doggy poop that may be excreted.

Myrun on Sunday’s have been cancelled until the 15th April, but Discovery clients can continue going for walks in their own capacity, and can use their linked devices to still get their Discovery Vitality Points. The Sunday 8-00am start obviously falls away, so you can walk on any day at any time and still get your points.

Ark staff will still be working. We are going to take this time to do maintenance and get to all the things we never have time to get too. Please everyone, stay safe and virus free, respect our fellow man and all animals and we will get through this.

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 renowned for having a happy, loving and social environment with a great sense of community. Our puppies are also always happy and willing to greet everyone with a wagging tail and sloppy kisses.

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. Sterilisation is everything!

PBO Number: 930053318

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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,
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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.

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