Build an Ark Animal Rescue Foundation serves as a foster home to baby sheep, goats, rams, alpaca, ponies, horses, rabbits, guinea pigs, baby chicks as well as dogs and cats (and that’s just scratching the surface) allows them to roam and have a peaceful existence in the beautiful North Georgia Mountain at Coosawattee River Resort in Ellijay near Carter's Lake. Most baby animals are available to be adopted out though some are sponsored to live here by their owners.Make Build an Ark Animal Rescue a centerpiece of your Ellijay vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Ellijay trip planner .
We also serve as a hospice to aging animals to allow them to live out their years in peace and happiness.
Visitors and volunteers are welcome!
****Volunteers (to help with the animals, truck and barn repair, seasonal decorating and assistance at live animal events such as Live Nativities and Passion Plays).
Donations for desperately needed truck repair
Donations for Hay bales which have tripled in price this year due to drought.
For more information or volunteer information please email us:
Build an Ark Animal Rescue Reviews
This is a great place to take the kids for an up close animal encounter. Horses, mules, donkeys, ducks, chickens, goats, lambs, pigs, rabbits and more are all ready to be fed and loved on. The Big Red... more »
The rescue is very laid back and you get to wander, pet, and feed the animals at your own pace. The history of the barn is fascinating and the animals are friendly and seem very happy. All ages will h... more »
What an awesome place that offers a unique experience. We visited Build an Ark while staying at the Coosawattee River Resort during our annual family vacation. My daughter enjoyed feeding all the different animals. She was able to feed more animals here than she has ever been able to at any petting zoo type of place. It’s truly a great thing what this place is doing for the animals in their care. The staff is very friendly and it’s obvious they’re passionate about the work they’re doing. I definitely recommend visiting!
For our suburban family, this was a very unique opportunity to get up and close with many farm animals. We were visiting the lake and mountains for our annual vacation and came across this place in things to do in nearby towns. Well worth the drive for us. We made a donation and were given a good sized bucket of food to feed to the animals. Some were freely roaming the farm.I especially loved the piggy. Everyone made a great memory that afternoon. Please read the history and building of the Ark if you visit.
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