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    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


    When we moved to York four years ago, our adorable Westie named Spooky came with us. We had had her for 12 years and because of numerous health problems, we knew we were facing the downside of loving a dog – that final good-bye. More...


    We are having a good run on adoptions these past few months, and it is needed because of our huge intake so far this year. As of today we have taken in 410 cats and kittens into our safe haven. We have taken injured, dying, sickly, newborns, seniors, kittens, and adults into our volunteer family. We have opened our doors to the precious newborns, the hostile frightened feral, the snarly, the friendly, and the absolutely adorable friendly cats. We take them all. More...


    On December 29, 2012 I received a call from a woman living in Gresham. She was concerned about a buff colored cat that had come to her door several days before. No one ever claimed her, and the lady said she “seems so cold and sad.” It was just after Christmas and she was worried that the cat wouldn’t survive in the harsh weather we were having. More...


    We, at York Adopt a Pet, have seen it all. Some of the things we witness will break your heart and then the next day your spirits may be lifted by a kind act by someone or a happy ending for one of our dogs or cats. More...


    The cats and kittens have hope for their future. With these young ladies we know that there will be loyal and faithful volunteers into the next generation. Starting on the left in the photo is Elizabeth Beauchamp, an 11-year-old sixth grader at York Elementary School. She has volunteered for about a year. More...


    My last article titled “Love is Blind” was the story of little Edison and his bonded friend, Edith. Edison was blind due to a severe eye infection and little Edith also had been treated with eye issues and upper respiratory problems. More...


    I swear, there is never a dull moment at York Adopt a Pet. New stories pop up every day with each new dog that we get in. More...


    When little Edison was found in west York by Rose Kopcho, it was evident that he had sight issues. His little eyes were so badly infected that the possibility of him ever having sight was slight. After medications were applied and lots of TLC it was confirmed that Edison is blind. Thankfully Rosie brought him to me as soon as she saw him. Yes, little Edison is blind. But he doesn’t know that. He has no fear. More...

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