About The ARK

The ARK at JFK is a 178,000 S.F. animal health and reception center and ground handling facility with direct airside access located in Cargo Area D at JFK International Airport. The ARK at JFK features several disciplines to service pets, horses, birds, livestock and exotic animals in a competent and compassionate manner: ARK Pet Oasis for companion animals, ARK Export Center, ARK Import and Quarantine, ARK Aviary, ARK approved veterinarian, a luxury pet resort and day care center as well as the entire ground handling and cargo operations for AirFrance/KLM/Martinique, Alitalia and Icelandair operated by Worldwide Freight Services (“WFS”). Quarantine operations.

About ARK Pet Oasis

The ARK Pet Oasis is a 4,000 S.F. animal reception center comprising 47 dog kennels, 12 cat kennels, 4 isolation kennels and secure cargo delivery area. The facility also features an enclosed outdoor relief area, grooming tub and drying table, laundry room, food prep/kitchenette and veterinary triage station. ARK-branded vans for safe and temperature controlled transport of pets. With direct airside access, ARK Pet Oasis is a Customs Bonded Warehouse and Container Freight Station (“CFS”); it is authorized to receive and handle animals that have not yet cleared customs due to late arrivals or customs holds directly from the carrier. Floors and walls are covered with bio-secure epoxy finish that enables thorough disinfection. The facility is serviced by a sophisticated HVAC system that provides 100% air exchange to 4 separate zones. The kennel areas are well-insulated to contain sound and reduce stress. Operations and bio-security protocols are overseen by The ARK at JFK’s Chief Medical Officer in conjunction with Cornell University’s College of Veterinary Medicine.

Meet The Team

You will not find a more dedicated and professional group of animal caregivers and hospitality specialists. Our team members all consider their personal pets as part of their family and will provide the same consideration to your precious pet or working dog. Guests at ARK Pet Oasis receive lots of enrichment attention and frequent relief opportunities.

Not only does our staff love animals, they are highly qualified, well-trained and extensively vetted prior to joining the team:

  • IATA LAR, DGR certification
  • NYC Department of Health Animal Handling
  • IPATA pet shipping proficiency training
  • Knowledge of USDA and CDC regulations for import and export
  • TSA Background Investigation
  • Secure Identification Display Area (“SIDA”) training
  • SIDA Driver Training