SLO native opens dog rescue in Atascadero and is seeking volunteers

ATASCADERO — Novy’s Ark Dog Rescue & Adoption is the realization of a lifelong dream of Founder and Director Anouk Novy. A native and local of San Luis Obispo County, Novy has long been involved in pet rescue. The organization’s mission is to rescue dogs from high-risk situations and shelter them in a loving home environment until they find their forever home.

Open since April 2022, Novy’s Ark has already seen the successful rehoming of seven dogs. Due to a variety of circumstances such as overcrowded shelters or medical needs, all these dogs were in danger of being euthanized before coming to the Novy’s Ark facility.

Novy’s Ark is currently seeking volunteers for a variety of projects. These include exercising rescue dogs, cleaning and maintenance of the facility, assistance with fundraisers, and many other opportunities.


Please consider donating as every dollar goes straight to helping change dog’s lives here on the Central Coast. And of course, come and meet these dogs and welcome one into your home. Every adoption helps two dogs, not only the one you rescue, but it allows a kennel to be free for another to be saved.

Please visit to complete a volunteer application.

About Novy’s Ark Dog Rescue & Adoption 

Novy’s Ark is a 501©(3) non-profit, EIN 88-0567155.