Please donate to our For the Love of Mommies Program so we can continue to save pregnant and nursing mommies from Animal Control.

Animal Ark Rescue has provided a safe place for pregnant dogs, newly whelped litters and orphan pups. Most of the pregnant dogs taken in were dumped at the pounds, which are not capable of caring for the mom and her newborn puppies. We are not breed-specific, nor do we pick-and-choose; as long as we have the space and funds, the dogs are saved! Animal Ark Rescue saves expecting and nursing dogs from Columbus, GA Animal Control.


We can only take these pregnant and nursing moms with the support of foster homes. If you would like to open your home to a family, please complete a foster application under the Get Involved Tab. 


We, along with our veterinarian, make an in-depth assessment of any medical conditions, which are treated at once. Pregnant moms are assisted with whelping (which most of the time is during the middle of the night). All too frequently the mom is emaciated and unable to provide milk for her babies; the puppies are then placed on round-the-clock bottle feeding. Before becoming available for adoption, the mom will be spayed, dewormed, tested for heartworms, vaccinated, and started on heartworm & flea prevention. The puppies are also spayed/neutered, dewormed, vaccinated, and also started on flea prevention and become available for adoption at 8 weeks.