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Mar 13 2020

YAPS is open by appointment only. We have implemented temporary policies and procedures at YAPS to ensure the safety of our volunteers, staff and clients. All adoption meetings require an appointment. Appointments will be scheduled in half hour increments from 11:00am to 3:30pm Tuesday through Saturday. This will keep the number of people on site to 10 or less at a time. 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.. We are accepting appointments up to 5 days in advance. Same day appointments are available as the schedule permits. You will be sent an email response with an "Adoption Inquiry Form" attached. 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 also 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. 

You are allowed to put pets 6 months or younger on hold for up to 2 hours before your appointment time and pets 7 months and older on hold for up to 48 hours before your appointment. To learn all about our adoption process and policies, please click here: http://www.yaps.org/adoptions/adopt-a-pet.

 An appointment is required for donation drop-offs, foster vaccinations, and to surrender a pet. 

The gates at YAPS are closed. Please honk when you arrive at the front gate for your scheduled appointment.

 YAPS will remain open by appointment until further notice. 

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 foster vaccinations or foster information please call or email to schedule an appointment time. 

The following appointments will take place curbside:

  • Foster Vaccinations 
  • Pet Food, Pet Supplies or Monetary Donation Drop offs 

The following appointments require clients to park inside:

  • Adoption Appointments
  • Pet Surrender Appointments
  • New Fosters filling out paperwork and meeting a foster to take home

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

We thank you for your patience!

adoption inquiry form - dogs.pdf  

adoption inquiry form - cats.pdf


Mar 29 2020

"I'll be there for you, 'Cause you're there for me too . . ."

Be there for your friends in need and show your support for the orphan pets at YAPS during this crucial time! You can purchase this limited edition YAPS “Rescue” t-shirt and all proceeds directly benefit the cats and dogs at YAPS. This classic tee is lightweight, made with soft 4.5 oz preshrunk, 100% combed ringspun cotton. This unisex shirt is true-to-size and only semi-fitted. All sales are final. Shipping available in contiguous United States only. Available in Royal Blue as shown.

Size S-XL = $28.00   Size XXL –XXXL = $32.00 (includes tax/shipping)

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Mar 29 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!


Apr 01 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: TBD   October: TBD  November: TBD     December: TBD


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