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Open your home to a pet in Need

Be A Foster

Foster arrangements are made for pets that need a little extra TLC. Fosters can choose from a weekend assignment, one – two week assignments or for the duration of pet’s needs. YAPS will provide food, bedding, bowls and veterinary care. We ask that fosters provide a cozy home with the opportunity for the pet to receive love and socialization. Basic animal care is also required. If possible, we ask that fosters write a short synopsis about the pet that we may share in hopes of attracting an adopter.

We require that cats stay indoors at all times and that dogs have access to the outdoors and sleep indoors.

Be the Difference

Pet Hospice

Would you like to open up your home to a pet in need of hospice care. YAPS is able to accept pets in need of hospice care as funds permit and as fosters are available. We intake approximately 5 hospice pets per year.

The hospice program requires pets go into a qualified foster home. Medical care and all financial responsibility is covered by YAPS while the pet remains in hospice. When the time comes for the pet to cross the rainbow bridge, we ask the foster to be present for the pet’s final moments. Fosters are allowed to adopt the pet if they choose but it is not required. If an adoption occurs, the adopter takes on financial responsibility of the pet.

Save Lives

Make a Donation

Donations to YAPS allow us to carry out the mission to save more lives. In 2021, 58% of YAPS funding came from private donations. At YAPS, your donation makes a big difference to a pet in need. Not every pet we rescue is in perfect health. Donations provide the means to get pet’s the veterinary care they need and deserve.

Speak Up

Spread the Word

You can be an advocate for homeless pets in the Inland Empire just by spreading the word. YAPS has a number of great programs that help people and their pets. Follow YAPS on Facebook and Instagram to share posts and spread the word!

Dog and Cat Rescue – Every week at YAPS we do our best to rescue pets from local shelters and from owners that can no longer care for them.

Spay/Neuter Voucher Program – YAPS offers a spay/neuter voucher program to assist Yucaipa pet owners in getting their cats and dogs altered and licensed. A generous grant from The City of Yucaipa funds the program.

Vaccine & Microchip Clinic – YAPS offers low cost vaccines and microchips to the public.

Pet Pantry – YAPS gives back to the community by distributing pet food to local senior centers in the Inland Empire and supplying food and litter to pet owners that are having temporary financial issues. 

Upcoming Events

June 11 - Wags & Walk

This program allows volunteers to take a YAPS resident dog on a guided walk through the beautiful terrain on Chapman Heights Road in Yucaipa. Reservations are required. You can make a reservation by calling, 909-790-1440.

Sept 10 - WAGS & WALK


Oct 8 - Wags & Walk


July 4th - Paws & Stripes VIP Firework Viewing


The festivities will start at 6:00pm with dinner in the large fenced yard at the YAPS facility. Tickets for adults are only $25 each or $30 at the door (if available). Children ages 10 and under are free. Space is limited, so get your tickets today. Your ticket includes the choice of a pulled pork sandwich, all beef hot dog or vegan hot dog as well as soft drinks, dessert and prime viewing of Yucaipa’s fireworks. This event typically sells out before the end of June, so get your tickets NOW!

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

Oct 8 - Bets for Pets Casino Night Fundraiser

06pm – 12pm At YAPS