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: or

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

Humane Society of Central Washington (Yakima)
2405 W. Birchfield Road
Yakima, WA. 98901
(509) 457-6854
(509) 457-6863

Barks R Us Rescue (Yakima)
(509) 248-2457

Lifesavers Rescue (Yakima)

Wags To Riches (Union Gap)
PO Box 3177
Union Gap, WA. 98903
(509) 453-4155

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
(509) 574-4008

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
(509) 965-2154

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

Summitview Cowiche Veterinary Clinic
13555 Summitview Road
Yakima, WA 98908
Tel. 509- 966-4162 / 678-4971

For help with veterinarian treatment  please try

Pet Supplies & Grooming

PetCo (significant YVPR supporter)
1201 East Washington Avenue
Union Gap, WA. 98903
(509) 457-1043

Helpful Links for Pets

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

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.

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

Community Resources

PetFund 916-443-6007

Help a Pet 630-986-9505

God’s Creatures 916-941-9119