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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


    In my last column I sent out a plea to find a home for Reba, the 12-year-old black lab that had to be re-homed due to her elderly owner’s health. It is not easy to place the senior dogs, but quite often there is a soft hearted individual that will open their heart to elderly and disabled pets. More...


    I know you are all-knowing and it is not difficult for you to believe that a mere cat can suddenly communicate with you or with humans. I’m sure you have the knowledge to know that we cats have no voice, but we have those who can be our voice. I believe you know my name was River Song long before I was given that name. I believe you see all, know all and love all. More...


    Sometimes bad things happen to good people and such is the case of Reba’s elderly owner. Due to serious health problems he is no longer able to care for his 12-year-old black lab and his family has asked York Adopt a Pet to help in placing her. She is housetrained and would probably do best in a home occupied by a senior citizen who is looking for a companion to share the time with. More...


    The last six weeks have been brutal trying to deal with all of the incoming orphaned kittens, litters, single kittens and many expectant mothers. At one time I had three nursing mothers and seven kittens brought in from various areas. More...


    Last week I received a call that there were people at the rest area on I-80 trying to give away a dog. I was able to reach them by phone and asked them to meet me at Wal Mart. They said that was where they were planning on going next to see if they could give the dog away. More...


    I recently had a call from Pat Gewecke who lives in Geneva. She explained that a member of her church recently passed away leaving behind a big black and white cat. No family members were from this area and she asked if York Adopt a Pet could help find the cat a home. More...


    Probably the last place I would want to be, at 9 o’clock in the evening on the Fourth of July is Interstate 80 to pick up a dog. I got the call from the sheriff about a dog near Henderson that needed help and I was soon on my way. The traffic was horrendous, but I was happy to see her car and pulled in behind her. There stood a young mother, holding her baby, and giving me the good news that the dog was inside her vehicle. More...


    Every adoption is good; some are just over the top with excitement and joy. Little did Finnigan know the journey he was about to begin on May 23rd. To the kind soul who found him alone and on the streets of York who brought him to York Adopt a Pet, to Deb and Charlie Sanders who offered to take him home to foster, we thank you. More...

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