Stuffed Ark begins and ends
with our love for all of God's creatures. Noah served God by carrying
His creatures through the flood. We carry as many plush examples of His
creation as we can through the Internet.
Stuffed Ark.com is owned and
operated by Stuffed Ark Corporation, a family business located in the
Sierra Foothills of California between Sacramento and Lake Tahoe.
Launched in 2001, Stuffed Ark.com has become a leading online retailer
of life-like plush animals. We do not have a conventional storefront -
all of our customers find us through our web site.
Ark was founded by Bill and Sandy Chickering as a spin-off from their
successful llama gift web site
Nose-N-Toes.com. The plush llamas featured at Nose-N-Toes were
popular with customers who reported that they could find stuffed llamas
nowhere else. If the llama, a relatively unusual animal, could be such a
hit online, Bill and Sandy reasoned that many other people might be just
as pleased to find their own special animal.
So they began collecting life-like stuffed animals, often a couple of
examples of each species, just as Noah collected real animals for the
Ark - and construction of the Stuffed Ark was started.
Now we have filled the Ark with hundreds of the best premium quality
stuffed animals from dozens of manufacturers and wholesalers. Our
merchandise represents one of the largest and most diverse collections
of its kind, and it is securely stored in our warehouses awaiting your
order. Unlike the toy store in the mall, our stuffed animals have not
been handled by other customers prior to your purchase.
Our web site is updated on a daily basis. If a particular animal is
displayed online, we are almost certain to have at least one available
for immediate shipment. Internet orders are received here via secure
server almost immediately following placement. Orders received by
10:00am Pacific Time Monday through Friday are shipped on the same day.
We ship most standard orders via insured and tracked UPS Ground Service.
In addition to Stuffed
Ark.com, we operate four other web stores:
Nose-N-Toes - Gifts and
collectibles with a llama theme
Stuffed Legends - Plush
characters from stories, tales and legends
Critter Socks - Socks inspired
by your favorite animals
No China Plush - An exclusive
collection of stuffed animals NOT made in China
Unlike some online retailers, we publish
our actual address and toll free telephone number on nearly every page
of our web site. But unlike the Big Store In Town, we haven't hired a
telephone receptionist. So if you miss us when you call, be sure to
leave a message so we can call you back!
We hope you enjoy the life-like stuffed animals brought to you by the