Who We Are

A Distinct Identity

The Underheugh Ark is a small animal charity based on the west coast of Scotland. The Underheugh Ark was set up by Stef and Calum and their farm gives the rescue its distinctive name. Over the years the rescue grew and grew and gained charity status in January 2016. The Rescue is now ran by a board of trustees which include Stef, Calum, William and Caleih along with a team of dedicated volunteers. The rescue helps many different kinds of animals with our main focus being dogs, cats and hens but have wide variety of animals with us such as rabbits, hamsters, guineapigs, horses, pigs, terrapins, budgies, cockatiles and turkeys!


The Underheugh Ark Rescue is in the business of changing and shaping lives of all the animals that come in to our care for a second chance. We beleive that every animal has the right to a warm, safe loving home where they can flourish.


The Underheugh Ark is ran entirely by volunteers, without whom the rescue would cease to function. These kind hearted people give up their free time in many different ways such as transporting animals to where they need to be, walking our dogs in kennels to give them the exercise that they need, and fundraising to help with the on going cost of running the rescue. If you would like to volunteer with us, please get in touch.


The Underheugh Ark is funded solely by donations, we receive no government funding. All money received goes directly to helping the animals, as we are all volunteers, no one receives a salary so you can be assured that the money that you donate goes straight to the animals that you wish to help.

Veterinary Care and Rehabilitation

At The Underheugh Ark all animals are given the highest level of care possible. All dogs are neutered/spayed, vaccinated and chipped before leaving our care. Where necessary behavioural rehabilitation is always on hand to help the dog move forward into their new home.

"Saving one dog will not change the world, but for that one dog the world will change forever"


The Underheugh Ark Rescue

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Scottish Registered Chairty