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We are not disposable

We are in desperate need of the following: 

             (The forms that you download are in pdf format.  You can scan them to email back to us,  mail them back to us or bring them to one of our adoption events!)

Foster Homes

Our greatest need is a place to keep our animals until we can find their forever homes.  Since we don't have a shelter, we depend on foster homes.  If you have room for a dog or cat in your home, it's one of the best ways that you can volunteer.  Foster homes usually keep their animals for a period of a couple of weeks to a couple of months, until they are adopted.  It's easy - we pay for all of the animal's healthcare, food, and supplies, and can provide a crate.  All you have to do is provide a loving temporary home!  Fostering is a very fulfilling way to help out.  If you've thought about adopting a pet, but aren't quite sure what breed is best for you, fostering is a wonderful way to try out different types of animals and determine whether they are suitable for your lifestyle.  You are still helping to save the animals that you don't decide to keep as your own pet!  It's a win/win situation.  If you think you'd be interested in fostering one of our homeless animals, please email us at [email protected] and we'll be happy to send a "Foster Application" to you by return email.  If you would like to download an application for a dog please click here.  If you would like to download an application for a cat, please click here.

Volunteer Your Time

We rely entirely upon volunteers to help as many animals as possible! We need reliable volunteers for a variety of tasks including: walking dogs, driving adoptable animals to and from adoption events and veterinary appointments, distributing flyers with photographs and descriptions of adoptable pets, working fundraising bake sales, and staffing our booth at adoption/community events to introduce our animals to potential adopters. If you would like to be informed when volunteer opportunities arise, please contact us at [email protected] to be added to our e-mail list.  If you would like to download a volunteer application, click here.


First, you will need to fill out an Adoption Application.  Once we receive your application we will review it, along with other submitted applications.  We will make a decision based on the needs of the animal and the potential for their forever home to provide those needs. 

We will then notify you to discuss any special needs or requirements.  Someone from our Animal Welfare Committee  will schedule a home check.  Last, we will then have you fill out an Adoption Contract and pay the adoption fee of $150 for animals over 4 months.  The adoption fee for Puppies and Kittens  is $200.

In an effort to help the animal to be successful in their new forever home The Ark of San Juan's Behaviorist will assist with acclimating and/or any behavior concerns.  We take these extra steps to ensure the the animal you’re selecting is the right fit for you as well as the animal. 

If you would like to download an adoption application for a dog, click here.

If you would like to download an adoption application for a cat, click here.

Monetary and Pet Supplies Donations

We are an all-volunteer run organization. Money is our BIGGEST need. All of our money comes from donations and adoption fees. We use this money to pay the sizable vet bills we run up each month at the various Animal Hospitals. Donations can be made to our general fund or you can sponsor a specific animal. We are also happy to accept donations of pet supplies. Some examples are collars (no choke or prong collars), leashes, toys, especially Kongs, pet food, and crates. If you would like to donate pet food please call to find out the brands we use.   

We are a 501(c)3 non-profit group, so all donations are tax deductible!  Our Tax ID number is  83 - 0493818  -  Please email us at [email protected] for info on how to donate. 

Or better yet, just click on the 'Donate' button below to make a PayPal-secure donation to The Ark.

Drum roll, please!  Now there's a way to contribute to The Ark every time you shop for groceries!  Click here to learn how to set up your Ralphs Club card so a portion of every purchase directly goes to The Ark.