Resources

To assist you with your adoption and pet care needs we have provided a list of various resources.  We always do our best to help you with your adoption and pet care questions, but unfortunately there is often more need than we have volunteers to help, so if you have not been able to get adequate assistance from us in placing a pet in your care, please feel free to contact another rescue in our area.  We cannot guarantee this list is always up to date, so if you see a needed change or addition, please contact us.

We cannot assist with wild animal issues. There is more information below regarding assistance with wildlife situations.

Also, if you have any cat or dog specific questions, please send them to:

cats@yvpr.org or dogs@yvpr.org

Thank You!

Please visit our Surrender/Lost/Found Pet page for important information regarding the surrender of a pet or what to do in the event you lose or find a pet. 

Local Pet Rescues and Shelters

Yakima HumaneSociety
2405 W Birchfield Road
Yakima, WA  98901
(509) 457-6854
www.yakimahumane.org

Barks R Us Rescue 
www.petfinder.com/member/us/wa/yakima/barks-r-us-rescue-wa193/

 

Wags To Riches 
(509) 453-4155
www.wagstorichesanimalrescue.org

 

All Mutts Great and Small
(509) 469-2754
www.allmuttsgreatandsmall.org

Other Washington Rescues / Shelters (Western WA)

Lil’ Waif Puppy Rescue
Bothell, WA
http://www.petfinder.com/shelters/WA138.html

 

Homeward Pet
Woodinville, WA
www.homewardpet.org

 

PAWS
Lynwood, WA
www.paws.org

 

Puget Sound Rescue
South King County
www.pugetsoundrescue.org


Seattle Humane Society
Bellevue, WA
www.seattlehumane.org

Veterinarian Care

These local veterinary service providers have been long time supporters of YVPR.

Yakima Humane Society Spay and Neuter Clinic
106 S 6th Avenue
Yakima, WA  98902
(509) 426-2460
www.yakimahumane.org

 

Mapleway Veterinary Clinic
1781 Mapleway Road
Yakima, WA   98908-3455
(509) 966-6490

 

Selah Veterinary Hospital
151 McGonagle Road
Selah, WA  98942
(509) 697-6111
www.selahvet.com

 

Yakima Pet Emergency Service
510 W Chestnut
Yakima, WA  98902
(509) 452-4138
www.yakimapetemergency.com

 

Yakima Valley Veterinary Clinic
1213 S 40th Avenue
Yakima, WA  98902
(509) 453-7161
www.yakimavalleyvet.com

Helpful Links for Pets

Fear Of Sounds
Help Your Dog Cope with Fireworks
Fear of Thunderstorms and Noise Phobias

Aggression
K9 Aggression
Dog Obedience Advice

 

General Help With Fear and Anxiety
Fearful Dogs
Curing Your Fearful or Frightened Dog
Dog Behavior: Fear and Seperation Anxiety

 

Pet Education
Declawing: What you need to know

 

Dangerous or Abused Animals

If you experience a dangerous situation with an animal (for example a loose dog with signs of aggression or signs of disease like rabies), please do not call YVPR.  If the situation is of significant and immediate danger, dial 911, otherwise contact one of the following resources.  These resources can also assist you if you feel a pet is in an abusive or neglectful situation.

 

Yakima Humane Society
Provides animal control services in the city of Yakima and other communities in Yakima County. Additional animal control information is available on their website.
Yakima Humane Society

City of Yakima / Yakima County
If you live in the city limits of Yakima or in the rural areas of Yakima County you can leave a message regarding the situation at the following numbers:
* City of Yakima Animal Control – (509) 575-6038
* Yakima County Animal Control – (509) 574-2420

If the animal situation is an emergency, you may contact the appropriate number below to dispatch an Animal Control Officer.
* Yakima Police Department – (509) 575-6200
* Yakima County Sheriff’s Department – (509) 574-2500

 

Wildlife Rescue and Rehabilitation

Yakima Valley Pet Rescue & Adoption Center cannot help with the rescue of, or accept, injured or nuisance wild animals (e.g., songbirds, raptors, raccoons, bears, squirrels, beaver, etc.).  Please do not attempt to rescue or rehabilitate an injured or nuisance wild animal yourself. Contact one of the following resources for assistance.

 

Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife – Yakima
WDFW provides information resources to protect, restore and enhance Washington’s fish and wildlife.  They can provide assistance with dangerous or nuisance wild animals.
(509) 575-2740
WDFW, South Central, Region 3 Office (Yakima)

Blue Mountain Wildlife
Pendleton, OR
(541) 278-0215
http://www.bluemountainwildlife.org

PAWS Wildlife Center
Lynwood, WA
(425) 412-4040
www.paws.org/wildlife/center