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










Our next Dog Walking Induction will be held on (Date to be advised)
You must be at least 18 years of age to attend this induction to walk dogs.
Please arrive 10 minutes prior to induction time to complete a volunteer form.
If you wish to stay and walk dogs after the induction please wear closed in shoes… thank you


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