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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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

June 2022 - Meet Sally!

If Sally had thumbs, she would for sure be a barista. This girl loves a good puppuccino. Sally is 5 years of age, so it is possible that she could spell your name right on your coffee cup if she were a barista. Sally gets excited about so many things in life and she is looking for a partner to share her life with.

Sally came to YAPS after her owner passed away. She was loyal to him and went to stay with a family member but that wasn’t working out so well. It’s not Sally’s fault but sometimes life takes many twists and turns after a loved one passes.
She was shy when she arrived and it took her a little time to come out of her shell. She has bonded with our staff and has become one of the most skilled athletes in the play yard. Sally can be picky about her doggy friends and male humans. We figure she will tell us when the right family comes in to meet her.

Sally is affectionate and is so loyal once she claims you as a friend. She can be super affectionate and she will run to you for comfort if she becomes worried. She likes water and she likes toys. She is not keen on cats though. Her favorite game to play is called “count my spots.” Really she just likes extra attention and to listen to a soothing voice. Sally is ready to be your best friend!

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.

June 2022 Operating Update

June 2022 Temporary 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...

2021 Holiday Hours

  YAPS is closed through December 28th. YAPS will be open by appointment December 29 and December 30.  You can make an appointment by calling 909-790-1440 or send an email to YAPS will resume normal public hours beginning on January 8, 2022.  

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.

Upcoming Events

For more information please contact YAPS at (909)790-1440 or email:

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Oct 8 - 11th Annual Bets for Pets Casino Night

Bets for Pets is back! Tickets are limited and available for purchase now.

Please call ahead to purchase tickets at the YAPS Office, 909-790-1440.

On Saturday, October 8, 2022, Yucaipa Animal Placement Society will host a casino night fundraiser with table games and bingo. Tickets are $35.00 per person and include dinner, soft drinks, dessert and casino chips for play. There will be plenty of beer, wine and spirits on hand to keep you in a gambling state of mind… Read More.

JUne 11 - Wag and Walk

Wag & Walk is back! Reservations are required.

Get a little exercise and do something good by enjoying a morning walk with one of the dogs at YAPS. The walk is about 2.5 miles and begins at the picturesque grounds of YAPS, then onto Chapman Heights Road. The walk starts promptly at 8:30am and lasts about an hour. Participants are encouraged to arrive by 8:00am… Read More.

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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.