• Noah's Ark Animal Sanctuary

    Noah's Ark is a Rockford, IL non-profit shelter for local cats and dogs.

  • Volunteer

    Noah's Ark depends on the kindness and love of volunteers to help keep the shelter running and the animals happy during their stay. Learn more about volunteering.

  • Noah's Ark Animal Sanctuary

    Our building's mural is famous city-wide and is a landmark for Rockford.

  • Dogs

    From puppies to dogs, come visit the kennels to see some wagging tails looking for their forever home.

  • Cats

    There are many cats and kittens in the shelter just waiting for a war arms to hold them while they purr.



We are located at:

111 N. 1st Street

Rockford, IL 61107

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Our Mission

The mission of Noah's Ark Animal Sanctuary, Inc is to provide a temporary safe haven for unwanted, stray, and abandoned dogs and cats. The Ark promotes an affordable spay/neuter program to help end the overpopulation of animals in our community.


Who We Are

The sanctuary was founded and incorporated by a small group of residents from Rockford, IL on April 30, 1978. Their primary concern was humane care and population control. There has been over 20,000 animals that have been aboard the ark.

Each year hundreds of animals come to Noah's Ark in need of a warm bed, good meal, and most importantly a forever home. Our dedicated staff and volunteers work hard to ensure each animal receives the best care possible during his/her stay.

We receive no government funding and rely on the support and kindness from our community. Private donations, bequests, fund raising events, grants, and volunteer help complete our mission.

Noah's ark does not euthanize animals to make space to house others. we are a no kill shelter and work to preserve life whenever possible.

Our vision is to secure a safe environment for all companion animals. We envision where all people and their pets live healthy, happy, and long lives together.



Noah's Ark Animal Sanctuary, Inc is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization since 1978



Mon/Tues/Thus/Fri: 9:30am-5:30pm

Wed: 9:30am-4:00pm

Sat: 9:30am-3:00pm




Mon/Tues/Thus/Fri: 9:30am-5:00pm

Wed: 9:30am-3:30pm

Sat: 9:30am-3:00pm








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