To assist you with your pet training, pet supply, or adoption needs -we have provided a list of various resources. We always do our best to help you with your adoption needs or 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 accurate or 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:
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
Humane Society of Central Washington (Yakima)
2405 W. Birchfield Road
Yakima, WA. 98901
Barks R Us Rescue (Yakima)
Lifesavers Rescue (Yakima)
Wags To Riches (Union Gap)
PO Box 3177
Union Gap, WA. 98903
Other Washington Rescues / Shelters (Western WA)
Lil’ Waif Puppy Rescue (Bothell, WA)
Homeward Pet (Woodinville, WA)
Puget Sound Rescue
Seattle Humane Society
Local Dog Trainers
Acme Canine Center
1008 W Ahtanum Rd #10
Union Gap, WA. 98902
Local Veterinarian Care
These local veterinarian hospitals have been long time supporters to YVPR by donating their time and providing reduced prices on spay/neuter, medical care, vaccines, and in many other ways. We hope you will consider giving them your business.
Animal Medical Service
5103 Tieton Drive
Yakima, WA. 98908-3455
Mapleway Veterinary Clinic
1781 Mapleway Road
Yakima, WA. 98908-3455
Selah Veterinary Hospital
151 McGonagle Road
Selah, WA. 98942
Summitview Cowiche Veterinary Clinic
13555 Summitview Road
Yakima, WA 98908
Tel. 509- 966-4162 / 678-4971
For help with veterinarian treatment please try www.pawsitivealliance.org
Pet Supplies & Grooming
PetCo (significant YVPR supporter)
1201 East Washington Avenue
Union Gap, WA. 98903
Helpful Links for Pets
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.
Humane Society, Yakima
Provides animal control outside the city of Yakima. Also has other animal control info on their website.
Humane Society, Animal Control
City of Yakima / Yakima County
If you live in the city limits of Yakima or in the rural areas of the Yakima County you can leave a message describing the situation using the following numbers:
* City of Yakima – (509) 575-6038
* Yakima County – (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
The Yakima Valley Pet Rescue & Adoption Center will often help, when we can, with the rescue and adoption of domestic pets other than dogs and cats (e.g., horses, parakeets, hamsters, turtles, etc.). But, we cannot help with the rescue of, or accept, injured or nuisance wild animals (e.g., songbirds, raptors, raccoons, bears, squirrels, beaver, etc.). If you find an injured wild animal, please do not attempt to rescue or rehabilitate it yourself. Wild animals can bite or scratch, and can carry infectious diseases. And wild animals should only rehabilitated and released back into the wild by a trained professional. If you find an injured wild animal, or are experiencing a nuisance or dangerous wildlife issue, please contact one of the following resources:
Washington Department Of Fish & Wildlife – Yakima
WDFW assists with the education and management of fish and wildlife. They will provide assistance with dangerous or nuisance wild animals.
(509) 457-9303 (wildlife rehabilitation – William Moore)
(509) 575-2740 (nuisance animals)
WDFW, South Central, Region 3 Office (Yakima)
WDFW, Wildlife Rehabilitation Information
Help a Pet 630-986-9505
God’s Creatures 916-941-9119