Ark Animal Centre Logo - Final SMALL copyWho we are:

Ark Animal Centre is the leading rehabilitation and re-homing animal shelter in South Africa, and is the only shelter that specifically caters for pregnant mom dogs and puppies.

We have a no suffer policy for animals in our care. Based in Fourways, JHB, we specialise in the rehabilitation and re-homing of puppies, pregnant mom’s and small breed dogs from all types of backgrounds. We take in puppies from all over Gauteng and we home puppies country wide. We homed 100 dogs in our first 100 days – a first in welfare.

Our shelter facilities are built for small breed dogs and puppies. We do not take in any adult dogs, only puppies under 3 months old and pregnant moms.

If you need help re-homing an adult dog because the other shelters are full please post a picture along with your contact details, animal name and description on our Facebook wall and we will network him/her to try re-home :)

What makes us different:

  • We are a passionate, innovative and creative team.
  • We are forward thinking in all aspects of welfare.
  • We go above and beyond for any animal that needs our help.
  • We believe fully in team work and often join forces with other shelters to benefit South Africa’s abused and abandoned animals.
  • We help ourselves before asking others for help.
  • We are positive, energetic and friendly.
  • Our founder sold her home in order to buy a new property for our rescue animals.
  • We give as much as we take.
  • When people adopt an animal from Ark they are forever part of the “Ark Family”

How you can help:

Volunteers and community students are welcome to visit the shelter. Our puppies love nothing better than a good cuddle and walk.

Our biggest expense at the moment is food and vet bills. We do not have a food sponsor. The cost of running our shelter every month is sitting on about R90 000 per month. Any donations are greatly appreciated. Should you wish to contribute financially please see our banking details below:

Ark Animal Centre

FNB Cheque Account: 62335841301

Branch: Broadacres Code: 204809


Help us pay our vet bills!!! Make a payment directly into our Palm Garden Vet account, use ARK as the reference or email proof of payment to info@arkanimalcentre.co.za\palmgvet@mweb.co.za

Palm Gardens Vet, Nedbank, Account 1970616245, Sandton 197005

Our Adoption Process:

To adopt a puppy from us is a very enjoyable experience.  We suggest you come visit our shelter and get a feel for what type of dog you are looking for. Our awesome team will assist you while you fill out the application form and we will do various reference checks while you meet the available puppies.

You can spend as much time as you need meeting and playing with all the pup’s until you find the one who steals your heart. When you have decided, we then ask you to fill out an adoption contract and you can then take your new baby home.

Our adoption fee is R1000 which includes the first 2 inoculations, de-worming, rabies and sterilisation at 6 months old.

Contact us:

087 742 2211

Adoptions and general info: info@arkanimalcentre.co.za

Fundraising and events: candice@arkanimalcentre.co.za

Our blog: www.arkanimalcentre.worpress.com

We can be found on the following social media platforms:

Facebook | Twitter | Pinterest | Instagram | YouTube | Google +

Our favourites quote:

Be the change you wish to see in the world.

Our SMS line:

Help us now by SMSing  ‘Donate FOOD’ to 48748. R10 per sms. All SA networks.


Map to Ark Animal Centre:

Map to Ark Animal Centre Millgate chartwell fourways animal shelter

Directions to the shelter:

From Cedar road drive towards Lanseria until you get to the T-junction. Turn left onto the R114. Drive exactly 1.1km and turn left at the Ark Sign onto a sand road. Follow the sand road until you see a big white wall with our Ark logo. We are inside the wall.

From Hans Strydom/Malibongwe drive towards Lanseria until you get to the Lion Park intersection. Turn right onto the R114. Drive about 2km and turn right at the Ark Sign onto a sand road. Follow the sand road until you see a big white wall with our Ark logo. We are inside the wall.

From Centurion get onto the N14 and take the R512 off ramp and turn left. At the next robot which is the Lion Park intersection turn left onto the R114. Drive about 2km and turn right at the Ark Sign onto a sand road. Follow the sand road until you see a big white wall with our Ark logo. We are inside the wall.

Please consider applying or adding us to your MySchool/MyPlanet card. It doesn’t cost you a cent, but is a major help to our centre! :) Ask your friends and family to sign up as well – the more the merrier!! 

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Have a look at what we did in 2012…

Watch our video of our latest Bikini Car Wash Fundraiser where we raised just under R14 000 for our puppies!! 

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