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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"...

Minnie

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...

Sally

Sometimes things just don't go right in your life. Sometimes life just doesn't seem fair. Sally found herself surrendered to YAPS because a new human baby was severely allergic to dogs. Sally wondered how she was going to live the rest of her life without the love she...

D’Jango

We first met D'Jango at a local shelter, he was labeled as "rescue only" for being aggressive. The shelter didn't charge the usual $25 fee for YAPS to pull him because, well, he was scheduled to be euthanized. The YAPS Pet Care Team Manager looked in his eyes and...

Malki

After 1,315 days, Yucaipa Animal Placement Society’s longest resident, Malki, 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 and YAPS.   Malki...

Bailey

Beautiful Bailey came to YAPS after her owner passed away. The family was worried about surrendering her but we knew Bailey would be adopted quickly. After learning all about Bailey we knew that we had someone special for her.   This young lady came to YAPS with...

Michael and Betty

Michael and Betty came to YAPS when their owner had no choice but to surrender them. Both of them are lovely cats and transitioned well into the YAPS cage free Cattery. We posted them individually on social media and encouraged anyone interested to consider adopting...

Spinner

Spinner came to YAPS and she was full of worries. She wondered if being turned into a rescue meant that she used one of her lives. She worried about never finding a home of her own. She worried about COVID and seeing less people come to visit YAPS. Her list of worries...

Marigold

Marigold has made her new home her castle. This queen of cattitude was the ruler of cattery while at YAPS. She came to YAPS after having a litter of kittens and found herself homeless. Now, her last litter of kittens have been adopted and she has sworn off boys. She...

Frito

On September 7, 2017, we asked to pull the next dog scheduled to be euthanized at a local shelter. On that day YAPS had one kennel open and we wanted to truly save a life. The dog we rescued was described as a “fearful, male, red and white Beagle Mix.” He had to leave...

Brownie Bear

Brownie Bear has found his smile! When Brownie Bear came to YAPS his smile was lost. We tried to help him find it but we knew what he really needed was stability in a loving home. Brownie's first adoption didn't work out and so he came back to YAPS until the perfect...

Reggie

Reggie was an emergency rescue from a local animal shelter. He was at the shelter with a fractured front, left leg and he was in need of treatment asap. October 11 was a Sunday and YAPS typically doesn't have staff to pick up pets on Sunday's but Reggie needed help....

Teddy is Ready

Our last newsletter showcased available dog, Teddy Theodore Houndsworth. Teddy was surrendered to YAPS after a broom handle was shoved into his eye by a neighbor. The eye became permanently damaged and Teddy lost faith in humans. He was traumatized and his human mom...

Cheeks

When we met Cheeks, an 8-year-old Siamese, at a local shelter we didn’t intend on taking any cats that day. There was something special about her and we knew we could get her the exposure needed to find the right home. A true Siamese, she quickly crowned herself...

Scooter

This is Kathy from the News Mirror. I am so excited to send you pictures of our Scooter!! He has been the best dog ever!!! In fact he is almost human!!  We searched all of the local shelters, some of them more than once. Then we found the perfect one, he and my son...

Snoopy

I just thought you would like to know that Snoopy has adjusted well to his new home. He seems to be pretty happy with us and we couldn't be happier with him, minor "accidents" included. My step-mom fell and broke her hip two months ago and it has been decided she...

Roxy

"I just wanted to say thank you. I adopted Roxy on October 31st. She's such an amazing dog and so cuddly and lovable. Everyone loves how sweet she is. As soon as I laid my eyes on her I knew she was the one. I take her everywhere with me. She loves other dogs! And she...

Daniella

Dear YAPS We adopted a long-haired Chihuahua named Daniella a couple of months ago at YAPS. My husband and I have completely fallen in love with her, she has blended in so wonderfully with our family (we also have another little dog). She stole my heart the moment I...

Ben

This happy tail is special for the staff at YAPS because Ben is a very special dog. Ben the Cocker Spaniel was a badly neglected owner turn in. He had an ear infection so terrible that he was constantly dizzy and in pain. All of the effort of medication could not cure...

Cara

Cara was rescued by YAPS from a municipal shelter early in 2012. This happy Dachshund was a friend to all who met her, two and four-legged. When it came time to have her spayed it was discovered that she suffered from a diaphragmatic hernia, a condition in which a...

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