Valley Tavern Karaoke & Music Evening Fundraiser

Valley Tavern owner Andrew Lambrianos has offered his venue as a fantastic fundraising opportunity for Ark Animal Centre!

This Wednesday & Thursday evening make your way over to 13 Le Roux Ave, Midrand for an evening of fun and laughs with Frank & Barbara and some good old karaoke singing! Then on Thursday be entertained as you dance the night away with the band Burglar’s Dog! All welcome and please bring a bag of puppy food pellets or dog blankets for the homeless animals at Ark Animal Centre ♥

See you all there for some enjoyable memories!!

Adam, Eve, the Dog & a Cat…

Adam and Eve said, ‘Lord, when we were in the garden, you walked with us every day. Now we do not see you anymore. We are lonesome here, and it is difficult for us to remember how much you love us.’

And God said, I will create a companion for you that will be with you and who will be a reflection of my love for you, so that you will love me even when you cannot see me.
Regardless of how selfish or childish or unlovable you
may be, this new companion will accept you as you are and will love you as I do, in spite of yourselves.’
And God created a new animal to be a companion for Adam and Eve. And it was a good animal and God was pleased.

And the new animal was pleased to be with Adam and Eve and he wagged his tail. And Adam said, ‘Lord, I have already named all the animals in the Kingdom and I cannot think of a name for this new animal.’ 

and God said, ‘I have created this new animal to be a reflection of my love for you, his name will be a reflection of my own name, and you will call him DOG.’

 And Dog lived with Adam and Eve and was a companion to them and loved them. And they were comforted. 

And God was pleased.
And Dog was content and wagged his tail.

 After a while, it came to pass that an angel came to the Lord and said, ‘Lord, Adam and Eve have become filled with pride. They strut and preen like peacocks and they believe they are worthy of adoration. Dog has indeed taught them that they are loved, but perhaps too well.’ 

And God said, I will create for them a companion who will be with them and who will see them as they are. The companion will remind them of their limitations, so they will know that they are not always worthy of adoration.’
And God created CAT to be a companion to Adam and Eve.

 And Cat would not obey them. And when Adam and Eve gazed into Cat’s eyes, they were reminded that they were not the supreme beings.

And Adam and Eve learned humility.
And they were greatly improved.

And God was pleased..
And Dog was happy.

And Cat . . . didn’t give a shit one way or the other.

Bouvier Puppies in Rescue Shelter

ark animal centre bouvier puppies in welfare shelter rescued

Well this is definitely a first for us and in welfare history as far as we know – we received a call asking if we could take in 4 Bouvier puppies from a lady, we said yes. The following day 11 of the cutest black fluff balls arrived at Ark’s doorstep and a South African first was made.

Never before had Bouvier puppies ever been in a shelter – let alone 11 of them! Wolfshaven and Bouvier Association of SA got hold of us and offered to do the home checks as these dogs need very specific homes. To date all 11 pup’s have been homed to the best possible homes around South Africa.

Well done to everyone who was involved in this, (hopefully), once in a lifetime rescue & re-homing mission! ♥ Team Work is the way to go!! 🙂

Tracy’s 25th Wedding Anniversary


This is a bit off the topic of animals…..but it is related in a way.  Our amazingly talented manager, Tracy, celebrated her 25th Wedding Anniversary today, 11 April!!

All of us here at Ark would like to wish her and her husband, Alan, a wonderful HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!! We hope there are many more years of fun, love, happiness and excitement to come in the next 25 years! 🙂

Tracy is such an amazing lady, only those who have witnessed her welcoming smile, contagious laugh and addictive personality will understand what a truly one of a kind lady she is. From 6am to 10pm every day she dedicates to rescuing, loving and improving the lives of animals in need.

We won’t go on and on about how fantastic she is, because when she reads this post she’s already going to be blushing! But we want to say we as Ark Animal Centre are very proud to have the best manager we could ever have wished for!

Thank you for being so incredible! 🙂


I Only Wanted You ♥

They say memories are golden
well maybe that is true.
I never wanted memories,
I only wanted you.

A million times I needed you,
a million times I cried.
If love alone could have saved you
you never would have died.

In life I loved you dearly,
in death I love you still.
In my heart you hold a place
no one could ever fill.

If tears could build a stairway
and heartache make a lane,
I’d walk the path to heaven
and bring you back again.

Our family chain is broken,
and nothing seems the same.
But as God calls us one by one,
the chain will link again.