Get your pet professionally sketched!

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In light of Mandela Day this year, avid animal lover, Christy, has decided to donate 67 minutes of her time EVERYDAY for a year to a worthy cause. “My mission is to create beautifully hand-drawn portraits of your ‘fur-babies’.”

At a cost of ONLY R250, you will receive a wonderful keepsake of your precious pet, and know that the money spent will go directly to Ark Animal Centre. “I am dedicating my time to a worthy cause as these little pups need all the help they can get.” says Christy.

For more information please email preciousportraitsproject@gmail.com. Please spread the word and share this poster… Lets do something good!!

Precious Portraits Project Poster

Support the Ark Warriors!

Warrior race for ark animal centre by royal pooch and co grooming

The Royal Pooch and Co in Kingfisher Road, Fourways has formed a team of avid animal lovers who are dedicating their Warrior Commando race to the Ark Animal Centre in an attempt to raise some much needed funds for our rescued puppies.

The Race is on the 23rd August 2015 – please spread the word, every cent will help make a difference!

The race is a 9km – 11km run with 22 obstacles….all support is welcome for our brave Warriors!

Help us raise funds for the Ark Animal Centre a Fourways based PUPPY SHELTER specialising in the rescue, rehabilitation and re-homing of puppies, pregnant moms and small breed dogs.  All donations are so appreciated by their puppies! 

Please visit http://www.backabuddy.co.za/ark-animal-centre-warriors to donate and to follow the donation scale 🙂 

15 on Seventh Open Day Success

15 on seventh open day for ark animal centre

On 13 June 2015, the team from 15 on Seventh hosted an open day in aid of Ark Animal Centre, and raised over R10,000 for our rescue puppies!!!

It was a great family day that saw the beautiful Mrs South Africa 2015, Sarah Kate Scott arrive along with the elegant 2016 finalists who all had their share of puppy love!

As a charity, we are often approached with companies or people who “want to help us” but really they just want to piggy back off our fan base to promote their business, and we get R1/R10 etc per like/referral. There are very, VERY few people who genuinely will host an entire day in aid of our shelter, and not expect anything in return. We are so thankful to Dr Mark Steinmann and his team for being one of the few truly good people who gave without expectation or T’s & C’s. We feel so lucky to be surrounded by such incredible animal lovers. Thank you sooooooo much!!!

Big, big thank you to the following companies and people who made the day possible:

15 on seventh open day for ark animal centre 15 on seventh sponsors

The Local Grill for sponsoring the delicious burgers

Holstein Meats for the boeries and pregos!

The beautiful Sarah-Kate Scott – Mrs South Africa 2015 and Mrs South Africa and all the finalists!!!

The uber talented Debra Lee Photography

Last but not least to SkinCeuticalsDermaQuestVita LiberataRogue RoyaltyillyHotpod Yoga, and everyone that came to show your support!

Teenager Holiday Program at Ark

Ark Holiday Program

ARK ANIMAL CENTRE TEENAGER HOLIDAY PROGRAMME

Students will be working to a structured daily programme which is designed to enable them to learn life skills that they will not be able to learn in everyday life. Students will learn to take responsibility for themselves as well as their group. They will learn more about themselves and their capabilities, which will increase their confidence in their abilities. Students will learn to think ‘out of the box’ in a fun, relaxed environment. On completion of this course students will have an intimate knowledge of how a shelter is run, their canine knowledge will be extensive and they will have gained confidence in their ability to take care of themselves in regard to being lost, feeding themselves, first aid and pioneering skills which will be of lifelong value to them.

Community service is a fantastic opportunity for the students to learn about those not as fortunate as them, as well as learning to give. The problems we have encountered is that the students are walking away with very little learned skills which in our opinion is just wasted time. We want our students to have gained an intimate knowledge of the workings of the shelter as well as outdoor skills, which is ideal for any student to grasp an insight into what they are capable of achieving on their own and with others. The students will be working under instructors well versed in there various activities and will be monitored throughout all activities.

  • When:            Monday to Friday
  • Time:              9:00am to 4:00pm
  • Where:           17 Howard Ave, Chartwell
  • Cost:              R1500.00 per week
  • Other Info:     Full lunch included. Ages 11 – 18 years old. Will count towards community service hours. Bookings essential. No walk-ins accepted. Payment in full beforehand.

Dates: 
6 – 10th April
20 – 24th April
27th April to 1st May

Phone 087 742 2211 or 082 334 7596 to book your place or e-mail info@arkanimalcentre.co.za

The following will be covered during the program:

Animal Care

  • training of dogs
  • healthcare
  • diseases
  • welfare education
  • dog walking
  • dog grooming

Outdoor education

  • cooking skills
  • pioneering
  • first aid
  • basic life skills

Social on Main’s RAK Nomination 2015

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Social on Main an upmarket cocktail bar and restaurant situated in Bryanston, Johannesburg was nominated for a RAK Nomination by local Indie band, The Motherland, and has chosen to support Ark Animal Centre by adding a gourmet hotdog to their menu whereby R2 from every sale will be donated to our puppy shelter.

Social on Main Hotdog RAK Nomination

The scrumptious hotdog that will help support the Ark Puppies

The new menu launches in March, so be sure to make your way to this beautiful venue and try it out! For more information or directions visit www.socialonmain.co.za 

Social on main bar pic Social on Main poster

social on main banner info

Christmas Carnival – 14 December 2014

Christmas Carnival at Ark Animal Centre 14 December

You’re Invited to our CHRISTMAS CARNIVAL!!! 

– 14 December 2014
– 10am to 4pm
– Ark Animal Centre, 17 Howard Avenue, Chartwell
– R20 per adult, kids under 13 years old free
– Stands R150 each
– Email kristyotto1@gmail.com or call 0828914242 to book a stand

We are going to have a Build-A-Stocking for your pet stall, Hashtag Smoothies will be selling refreshments, soda station, boerewors rolls, candy floss, popcorn etc, some gift stalls and a kids activity station with face painting, colouring in competitions and more 🙂

Friendly dogs welcome! Cash only! Family fun day!

Christmas Carnival at Ark Animal Centre 14 December

build a stocking for your pet

Mandela Day 2014 at Ark!

mandela day at ark animal puppy haven

What are you doing for Mandela Day 2014? 

Be sure to visit Ark Animal Centre for another brilliant day honouring the world’s most inspiring human. Click here for how to be part of this incredible day!

“It always seems impossible until it’s done.” – Nelson Mandela