• Noah's Ark Animal Sanctuary, Inc.

    Noah's Ark Animal Sanctuary, Inc. is a no kill shelter located in Rockford, IL.

  • Volunteer

    Noah's Ark thanks all of our volunteers! Their love and dedication is greatly appreciated..

  • Noah's Ark Animal Sanctuary

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

  • Dogs

    We have many dogs available for adoption. Please come to the shelter to find the breed/personality that is right for your family.

  • Cats

    There are many cats and kittens at the shelter waiting for a forever promise.



We are located at:

111 N. 1st Street

Rockford, IL 61107

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Sad News at the Sanctuary

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With heavy hearts we announce the passing of one of our Founders and the President of Noah's Ark, Charles Stewart, on January 16, 2015. 


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 to 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


Noah's Ark Hours of Operation:

Monday 9:30am-5:30pm

Tuesday 9:30am-5:30pm

Wednesday 9:30am-4:00pm

Thursday 9:30am-5:30pm

Friday 9:30am-5:30pm

Saturday 9:30am-3:00pm

*Kennels close 30 minutes prior except on Saturdays

Sunday CLOSED to the public


Please feel free to call us at 1-815-962-2767 with any questions.







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