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At Yucaipa Animal Placement Society we have many wonderful dogs, cats, puppies, and kittens available for adoption.

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Brownie GirlScout Troop 284, comprised of girls from the Redlands, Yucaipa and Highland areas, collected many donations to help out their furry friends
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May 16 2015

Homeward Bound - Mega Pet Adoption

Saturday, May 16th & Sunday, May 17th

Enjoy a pet fun filled weekend at the second annual Homeward Bound Mega Pet Adoption Event, this two day pet event is scheduled for the weekend of May 16th & 17th at the Rick McCowan Complex, which is directly adjacent to the Yucaipa Regional Park.  Homeward Bound-Mega Pet Adoption Event activities will begin at 10 am and end at 4 pm both days, and the entire affair is FREE to the public. 

At Homeward Bound attendees will be able to browse hundreds of adoptable pets from the many rescue groups and shelter in attendance, receive free veterinarian assessments for the pet’s they adopt, and obtain wellness vaccines and microchips for their existing pets at low costs.  Fun for the entire family, the event also boasts other activities such as training demonstrations, a variety of pet focused vendors, as well as variety of food vendors.

The Homeward Bound – Mega Pet Adoption Event is collaboration between San Bernardino County, the Humane Society of San Bernardino Valley (HSSBV), the Yucaipa Animal Placement Society (YAPS), the Animals aRe First Fund (ARFF), and the County Regional Parks Department.Image

May 08 2015

It is no secret that living in the rural areas of Yucaipa lend residents and their pets to continual interaction with the local wildlife.  As spring has sprung, so have our serpent friends.  The warmer weather brings out a very dangerous slithering foe, the rattlesnake.  The venom of the rattler can impose devastating if not deadly results to people and pets alike if bitten. 

In an effort to decrease the risk Yucaipa Animal Placement Society, YAPS, has joined Enlighten Dogs Training in offering training for rattle snake avoidance techniques to dogs and their people.  Join Elicia & Chris Ashton of Enlighten Dogs and professional rattlesnake avoidance training company, Snakeworx, for outdoor interactive aversion session with the dogs to insure that both you and your pet are snake smart.  The training is scheduled for Friday, May 8th and cost is $75 per dog. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to YAPS. Appointments are available from 10am - 7:30pm. To register for the training please call YAPS (909) 790-1440.


Apr 24 2015

YAPS is excited to offer you a great opportunity to give to our organization by purchasing tickets to a great local event: the Hangar 24 Airfest & 7th Anniversary Celebration.

From now until April 24th, you can purchase a ticket to the event using our unique promotional link or code, and Hangar 24 Charities will donate $2 of every regular ticket or $25 of every VIP ticket to YAPS.

This family-friendly AirFest takes place at the Redlands Airport on Saturday, May 16th, and features a full afternoon and evening of world-class aerial performances, skydivers, live music, a huge variety of food from the best local food trucks, a family-friendly kid's zone, and of course, a wide selection of Hangar 24 craft beers from throughout their 7 years of brewing. The AirFest itself is a non-profit event, so every dollar you're spending will be going to a good cause.

There are two ways to give to YAPS with your AirFest ticket purchase, both of which can be passed along to your friends and family:

1) Use our unique charity link, and purchase one of the top two ticket options- "Charity Pre-Sale Fast Pass" or "Charity VIP Admission"

2) Here is that link: https://h24airfest.eventbrite.com/?discount=YAPS


1) Go to www.hangar24airfest.com

2) Click on "Buy Tickets!" at the top of the page.

3) Click on "Enter Promotional Code" in red, right below the ticket options.

4) Enter our unique code, YAPS

5) "Charity Pre-Sale Fast Pass" and "Charity VIP Admission" ticket options will appear.

Be sure to check out everything AirFest has to offer on the event website, www.hangar24airfest.com, and be sure to add Kids's Tickets to your order if you plan on bringing the whole family- they're free for children 5 and under, and just $5 for children 6-12.

We're excited to be able to offer you this unique way to donate to our organization by attending such a great local event, from which 100% of the proceeds also go to local charities.

Apr 08 2015

The birds and the bees are buzzing with the excitement of spring and so are the pets at the YAPS Center.  There is no better way to start the season then sharing the love with a homeless pet.  In honor of the change in season and the warm weather it has bestowed upon us, YAPS is reducing the price of adoptions on select pets. Stop by the YAPS center during the entire month of April and meet the wonderful furry friends that are awaiting their forever homes! 

The select pets’ adoption fees will be reduced to $100 for dogs and $10 for cats. All pets come fixed and fully vaccinated and dogs microchipped. Below is Cadbury, one of the featured spring fling pets.   YAPS is located at 11937 13th in Yucaipa and is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10am to 4pm, or visit www.yaps.org for more information. 

Meet Cadbury, a huggable 10 month old, male, wire-haired doxie mix. Sweeter than the candy he is named after, Cadbury is sure to make every day sunny and bright with his cheerful and fun personality. Come to YAPS and meet this adorable pooch today! 

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