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Mar 13 2020

YAPS is open by appointment only. Appointments will be scheduled in half hour increments from 11:00am to 3:30pm Tuesday through Saturday. Our facility has plenty of open space where you can meet pets and adhere to the recommended 6-10 feet for social distancing. Masks covering your nose and mouth are required when on site.

You can arrange an appointment by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or calling 909-790-1440. Same day appointments are available as the schedule permits.

An appointment is required for:

  • Adoption meetings
  • Donation drop-offs
  • Foster vaccinations
  • Spay/neuter vouchers 
  • Surrender a pet

The best way to reach us is by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Please allow up to 48 hours for a response. We typically respond within 12 hours Monday through Friday.

For Adoptions: An "Adoption Inquiry Form"  must be received by YAPS before we can set an adoption appointment. We set appointments according to when we receive adoption inquiry forms and when we have available time slots. We are receiving a record number of adoption inquiries daily. Adoption Inquiry Forms can be accessed below and emailed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Please include the name of the pet you are interested in meeting when you email. 

To learn all about our adoption process and policies, please click here: http://www.yaps.org/adoptions/adopt-a-pet.

We do ask that if you are not feeling 100% healthy, have been exposed to any bacteria or virus, have traveled by plane, train or public transportation, please stay home. 

We thank you for your patience!

2020 dog inquiry form.pdf  2020 cat inquiry form .pdf


Sep 20 2020

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 came through, Ginger knew people and animals were going to need help. She immediately hooked up her horse trailer to her truck and was one of the few vehicles headed into Oak Glen.

Her first stop was Apple Annie’s in Oak Glen, where she met local dog trainer, Steve Bechtold. She directed Steve to another resident needing help. She then drove into the pasture where the farm animals are housed at Apple Annie’s, which was difficult to reach with a truck and trailer. She maneuvered her truck to a near jack knife position to be able to reach the animals. She was able to get 15 potbellied pigs, 5 sheep, 6 llamas, 12 goats, 1 bull and 3 ducks transported down to her sister’s property in Wildwood. Kenny and Amber Rice of American Eagle Construction welcomed all the animals to their horse barn and pasture.

Unfortunately, the next day the Bryk and Rice Families received a mandatory evacuation notice and all the animals needed to be transported to a safer location. Ginger reached out to her friends that own local ranches, who are also supporters of YAPS, because she knew they would help with the evacuation effort. Nancy Hannah and the Haman Family of Noble Ranch in Cherry Valley took in the pigs and ducks. Horseshoe Ranch and Eastside Ranch helped transport all the other animals to Horseshoe Ranch. Ginger also had her personal horses transported to a ranch in Hemet, as to not overload the other local ranches with more horses.

As word got around of Ginger’s efforts to save so many animals, her colleagues at YAPS, her friends and neighbors sent her thank you messages most of which can be viewed on the YAPS Facebook Page. Her neighbor, Councilman Dick Riddell, called Ginger over on Saturday to hand her a donation to YAPS in her honor.

“I am not comfortable taking all the credit for helping these animals during the evacuations. I helped because it is in my nature to save animals and I love my community. It was wonderful to see many other “horse people” evacuating the North Bench, while I focused on Oak Glen,” said Ginger Bryk.

Ginger has a history of stepping forward to help people and their pets. In 2017, she traveled to Texas with pet supplies and her horse trailer ready to aid people affected by Hurricane Harvey. In 2019, during the Sandalwood Fire, Ginger created a Facebook Page dedicated to local animal evacuations: Animal Evacuations – Yucaipa/Calimesa/Cherry Valley/Beaumont. This page served as a resource to help victims of the fire with supplies and reunite them with their pets. To date this Facebook Page continues to be a resource to the local community.

Ginger is thankful that she had help evacuating the animals both times. “I didn’t do this all alone. Every person that helped is connected to YAPS in some way and being able to rely on those connections made the difference,” said Bryk.

Ginger Bryk became the Accounting Manager at YAPS in 2014. Her role evolved into Operations Manager in 2015 to present. The YAPS Team is always ready to support the community in any way they can. “We are grateful and proud to have Ginger be part of YAPS,” said Annette Florez, YAPS Director.


Oct 04 2020


As a YAPS supporter, we consider you part of our team. It is going to take all of us coming together virtually to get through this quarantine period. The simple truth is YAPS cannot exist without donations. 47% of our budget comes from private donations.

For every donation of $50.00 or more, we will place your name or your pet(s) name on an available pet of your choosing. All pets are eligible to have multiple sponsors. As you can see, Pasadena is being sponsored in memory of Libby Eskenas. You can choose to sponsor "in memory" or "in honor." Please mention the name and dedication type in the notes section of your online donation. Your donations will allow YAPS to continue saving lives during this quarantine.   

You can donate without leaving your home.

You can click here to donate through our website which takes about one month to reach us: https://donatenow.networkforgood.org/560601.

You can also donate through PayPal and the funds will reach us immediately: https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=XKWQ2RWM3NWYE&source=url.

Donations can be mailed in to:

YAPS, P.O. Box 199, Yucaipa, CA 92399

We are a nonprofit, so we are used to operating on a tight budget. Unfortunately, YAPS will not survive this quarantine without monetary donations. It takes approximately $360,000.00 per year to run the YAPS facility and loosing donations right now will change the way we operate in the future. Thank you for your consideration!


Oct 10 2020

Yucaipa Animal Placement Society Wag & Walks Program is suspended until further notice . . .

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. Please wear sunscreen, bring water for yourself and wear comfortable shoes. Anyone of any age is invited to participate in the walk, however, children under 14 years of age are not allowed to hold leashes during the walk. All children and teens under 16 years of age must be accompanied by a parent and all participants must have a valid waiver on file.

Our walks will be held on the following dates during 2020 (weather permitting):

January: 11, 25   February: 8, 22   March: Cancelled  April: Cancelled   May: Cancelled  June: Cancelled

July: Cancelled   August: Cancelled    September: Cancelled   October: Cancelled  November: TBD     December: TBD


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