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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Founders Day Whiskers, Wags, & Wine Tasting at YAPS!

Founders Day Whiskers, Wags, & Wine Tasting at YAPS! February 10, 2023 @ 4:00PM — 8:00PM Pacific Time (US & Canada) Help us celebrate YAPS founder, Betty Martines, on her would-be birthday with an open house and wine tasting! Guests can enjoy some fine wine...
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 so far in 2023

Pets Adopted in 2022

Pet of the Month

January-February 2023

Meet (and Adopt!) The Bucket Puppies!

    On November 9, 2022, a local shelter sent out a plea to rescues to save 8 underage puppies that had been left outside the shelter in the early morning, in a bucket. YAPS received the email and promptly responded. It was immediately clear these puppies hadn’t been appropriately cared for. They were underweight, terrified, and had parasites. Initially they responded to treatment, but it was clear a few were struggling. That’s when we lost the first puppy… we rushed it into an ER vet but sadly we lost that puppy. Since that first puppy we have lost another three, two of which were within just days of each other. Each time in completely different situations and seemingly different presenting symptoms. When the fourth puppy began to crash, one of the emergency veterinarians remembered triaging two of the other puppies in that same ER just weeks before that presented with acute congestive heart failure. We have been to veterinarians and sought second opinions, we even proactively took chest x-rays of the remaining litter mates. Unfortunately another puppy has a mildly enlarged heart. We made the decision as a team that we  will do whatever it takes  to try and save the four remaining puppies in our care.

Well, we have some GREAT news… our sweet Bucket Puppy had a NORMAL echocardiogram!!! The cardiologist/radiologist and the veterinarian feel that because all puppies are thriving and heart function is normal they are okay to be placed up for adoption at YAPS! These beautiful pups are now nearly 3 months old, eating and growing like champs and ready to find their furrever family’s! Stop by YAPS and fall in love with Bashful, Sleepy, Sneezy, and Dopey!

Please consider donating today so YAPS can continue helping pets like The Bucket Puppies!!

 

January 2023 Operating Update

January 2023 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....

Founders Day Whiskers, Wags, & Wine Tasting at YAPS!

Founders Day Whiskers, Wags, & Wine Tasting at YAPS! February 10, 2023 @ 4:00PM — 8:00PM Pacific Time (US & Canada) Help us celebrate YAPS founder, Betty Martines, on her would-be birthday with an open house and wine tasting! Guests can enjoy some fine wine...

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"...
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 February

Help us celebrate YAPS founder Betty Martines on her would-be birthday with an open house and wine tasting! Guests can enjoy some fine wine education brought to you by Wildwood Oak Winery as well as a wine tasting with a complimentary wine glass and snacks! All this to help support YAPS mission as 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.

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.