Open on Thursday through Saturday from 12pm to 4pm to the public

Saving Lives One Pet at a Time

Yucaipa Valley Animal Placement Society is a no kill, nonprofit animal rescue that strives to prevent the euthanasia of dogs and cats in shelters throughout the region by providing them a temporary safe haven until a permanent loving home can be found.


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Getting Involved

Save an Animal

Adopting a Pet

At Yucaipa Animal Placement Society we have many wonderful dogs, cats, puppies, and kittens available for adoption. We rescue pets from local shelters and take in pets from owners can no longer care for them and we house them at the YAPS rescue facility until they are adopted.

MakING a Donation

Yucaipa Animal Placement Society’s (YAPS) mission is to provide a temporary safe haven for orphan pets until a permanent loving home can be found. Donations allow us to carry out our mission to save more lives. Your contributions go towards fees for providing care to the pets of YAPS.

Pets Adopted in 2022

Pets Adopted in 2021

Pet of the Month

November 2022- Meet Timothy!


Timothy is an athlete that also enjoy warm snuggles with his peoples! He is an absolutely adorable pug mix that knows how to strut his stuff and that he is a handsome boy! He has quickly become a volunteer favorite at YAPS because he has lots of energy and love to give! He is most happy around people, soaking up all the attention and pets he can get, and his favorite game is fetch! If you are looking for a silly, playful youngster to add to your family he might be your guy!

YAPS is open Thursday through Saturday from 12pm to 4pm. If you want to meet an adoptable dog, please bring your family (kids included) and your dog(s). If you are renting, we do need landlord approval before we can complete an adoption.

July 2022 Operating Update

July 2022 Operating Policies: We have adorable puppies, gorgeous dogs and irresistible felines waiting for you to be their Forever! YAPS is open on a first come first served basis. YAPS is currently open for adoptions Thursday through Saturday from 12pm to 4pm. Soon...

YAPS Holiday Hours 2022

YAPS is now on a holiday schedule

YAPS Is Open!

Welcome Back to YAPS After a year and 8 months, the gates at YAPS are now open. YAPS is offering a hybrid schedule through the end of 2021. The gates will be open to the public for adoption meetings from Noon to 4:00pm on Wednesdays through Saturdays. If you prefer to...

Yucaipa Resident Evacuates Animals During the El Dorado Fire

Yucaipa, CA – Ginger Bryk has made a career out of rescuing cats and dogs at Yucaipa Animal Placement Society (YAPS). However, during the El Dorado Fire her rescue efforts expanded to farm animals of all types. When news of the evacuation order for the Oak Glen area...

Pet Supply Drive for Area No-Kill Shelters Results in Huge Donations

A collaborative effort of the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department Highland Station, Morongo Basin Station and West Valley Detention Center resulted in an extremely successful pet supply drive for 2015.    During the months of September, October and...

YAPS Receives a Vehicle from East Valley Water District

Yucaipa, CA -- Yucaipa Animal Placement Society (YAPS) has been gifted a truck from the East Valley Water District in Highland. For many years we have had to use our personal vehicles for transporting pets, hauling items to events and all other YAPS projects. We are...

Cage Free Cattery Opens at YAPS

Yucaipa, CA – Yucaipa Animal Placement Society (YAPS) will be hosting a ribbon cutting ceremony for the new cage free cattery at 1:00pm, 11937 13th Street in Yucaipa.   For the past several months, YAPS has been under construction adding a new cattery facility on...

YAPS Longest Resident is Going Home for The Holidays After 3 years

Yucaipa, CA—After 1,315 days, Yucaipa Animal Placement Society’s (YAPS) longest resident, Malki, has found a home. Malki, a Dalmatian/Shepherd Mix came to YAPS on May 8, 2015, after a rescue effort that involved volunteers from the police department, fire department...

Kit Kat

This fabulous feline spent 1 year and 4 months under YAPS' care. She had a few wonderful fosters that helped care for her during that time. She also spent much of her time in the YAPS cage free cattery.   Kit Kat first came to YAPS in 2019 during "kitten season"...


A gentleman witnessed Minnie Pie being dumped from a car in a remote area with her canine sister. He couldn’t believe what he was seeing but when the car drove off the dogs were really left behind. He tried to find the dogs a home but he turned to YAPS when he...
What We Do

Our Programs

Rescue cats and dogs from local municipal shelters

Accept Pets from Owners that can no longer care for them

Place pets in a loving, Forever Home

Spay & Neuter voucher program for yucaipa residents

What Drives Us

Our Mission

Yucaipa Valley Animal Placement Society is a no kill, nonprofit animal rescue that strives to prevent the euthanasia of dogs and cats in shelters throughout the region by providing them a temporary safe haven until a permanent loving home can be found.

Get Involved

Thank you for your interest in the Volunteer Program at Yucaipa Animal Placement Society. Being a nonprofit, we have a very small staff and lots of furry friends who need daily care and support. We rely heavily on our dedicated volunteers to help us fulfill our mission of helping homeless pets in the Inland Empire and surrounding areas.

Thank you to the Petco Foundation


Month of December

December 10- Come see YAPS at the 45TH annual San Bernardino YMCA Christmas Parade!! Parade starts at 10am- We will be walking some adoptable pets during the parade and will have a booth set up afterwards!!

December 17 & 18 1pm-4pm- (FAMILY FRIENDLY) Pictures with Santa Clause & Puppy Paws! Hot cocoa, crafts and cats in our cattery! Come take pictures with Santa! Kids and well-mannered pets are welcome to take a picture with Santa and some of our pets will be helpful elves! Make some kid friendly holiday crafts in our cattery while sipping warm hot cocoa.

$15 Picture w/Santa

$10 Craft making with kitties

$20 for picture with Santa AND Craft making!

*First come, first served

December 21 4pm-8pm- YAPS at the Rink!! YAPS will be at the Uptown Ice Rink in Yucaipa. Bring a new, or lightly used, pet item (blanket or toy) or dry food to YAPS Night and receive 10% off your skating session!!


Learn More About

Pet Adoption

Our Adoption Process

We always ask that the dog(s) that are part of your family come in to meet their new potential canine pal.  If you are renting, we need landlord approval before the pet can go home. We require that you meet a pet in person before adopting.

Adopting FAQs

Choosing a pet is a very personal decision, and we feel it is best that the person who will be caring for the pet be involved in the process. Since adopting a pet is a commitment for life, we feel it is very important to insure the highest quality relationship for both the pet and family.