YAPS Animal Refuge rescue abandoned and unwanted dogs and cats in Cairns area, Far North Queensland. Our refuge animals stay with us and are lovingly cared for until their ‘forever families’ come along to adopt them.  Some end up living out their days with us as permanent guests.

YAPS also provide a dog and cattery boarding service – the biggest and best in the region!

All our facilities run so successfully because of the huge hearts and hard work of our dedicated staff, volunteers, supporters and members.


Adopt a Dog | Adopt a Cat

Dog Boarding | Cat Boarding

Foster an Animal

Yaps are looking for foster carers over the Christmas/New Year Break,
If you are available to help us out from approx Dec 23 to Jan 3 please consider giving one of our homeless dogs a Christmas to remember.
Please email pets@yaps.org.au for details


Pet Photos with Santa !!!  Its all happening at Petstock Smithfield on Saturday November 25th and Sunday November 26 between 10 am to 2 pm…. so come on down with your pets dressed for the occasion.
All proceeds to YAPS 

$7.00 EACH OR 2 FOR $10.00