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    Mark your Calendar for York Adopt-A-Pet's Annual Garage Sale. 

    When: May 5, 2017  Time: 11:00am to 6:00pm  Where:  YAAP Building

    Join us Saturday July 22 for a fun morning of running, walking or just to come see us.  Our second Annual Run/Walk Fur Luv.  Details and registration can be found here

    York Adopt-A-Pet is a 501(c)3 non-profit animal sanctuary located in York Nebraska.  We serve as the primary care givers to the abused, lost and abandoned dogs and cats for our area.


    The goal of York Adopt-A-Pet is to provide a safe and secure sanctuary for abused, lost and abandoned dogs and cats.

    York Adopt-A-Pet operates with a small staff, dedicated volunteers and the love of furry friends we meet.

    York Adopt-A-Pet Mission Statement:

    • To provide a safe haven for the dogs and cats placed in our custody.

    • To find the best homes for the dogs and cats that are our guests.

    • To educate the public on the need to treat our pets with dignity and love.

    • To reduce the pet overpopulation.

    Please help York Adopt-A-Pet by making a tax deductible donation.  Just click on the button below:


    A Paws for Pets


    It is the not knowing that makes losing a pet so gut wrenching. It can give you nightmares. It can happen so quickly, just as it did to the young woman who was moving from one state to another to join her boyfriend. She stopped at the eastbound rest area two miles west of York to take a break. She had her 31-pound dog, Spirit, on a leash, but the dog got spooked by the people they encountered and pulled out of her collar and took off running. More...


    The animals suffer. I have seen and heard too much in my years of cat and kitten rescue. I have received hundreds of desperation calls from all over the state of Nebraska. But one call stands out in my mind. It was from an older woman who needed to place some thirty cats she had been caring for. Before you pass judgment on this woman, keep in mind she is simply not a hoarder of cats. She sincerely wanted to help them and she wanted to place them free of charge to a responsible and loving home. More...


    In large animal shelters, where they are overflowing with dogs, most are euthanized for exhibiting aggressive behavior. They do not get a chance to make it right. We have the luxury at York Adopt a Pet to help dogs that are not ready for adoption because of issues they came in with. We also have wonderful volunteers who are willing to work with problem dogs and in turn, there are people who are willing to adopt them. More...


    Through the years we have received literally thousands of cats and kittens. Sadly, many are neglected or abandoned by their families. They are brought to us for various reasons but the one consistent fact is York Adopt a Pet is a refuge for them to be safe, and cared for. Many have health issues that need immediate attention. Our volunteers give them more than food water and medical care, they give them compassion and love. More...


    To make a decision that can bring you to tears is tough, really tough. But when it concerns your child, your dog and the quality of life you can give them both, sometimes it has to be made. More...


    Zuko was adopted today. What a red letter day for him. He was struggling at the shelter and I decided to bring him to my house to give him some space and quiet. He flourished and his true personality blossomed. He has been living temporarily with Mike this past week to see if he would bond with his 17-year-old cat Chester and his 36-year-old parrot, Bernie. He passed with flying colors. More...


    When I was in high school, we would occasionally get adventurous and drive out at night to the old city dump on south Blackburn. We would drive up the hill with our lights off and then turn them on. It would look like the entire hill was moving, but what we were seeing were the rats that fed at night moving away from the light. And down at the bottom of the hill, was a building that was used to house dogs that had been found. More...


    We would adopt five cats and we would receive nine in as quickly as the adoptions would happen. The phone would ring, a cat found in a ditch, a mother and seven newborn babies found in a window well. At times the cats become a blur, which is why we name each and every cat or kitten that comes into the sanctuary. More...

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