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 kennel and cattery 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



Volunteer/Dog Walking Orientation - Saturday August 23, 2014 at 9.30am 

Looking to get some exercise? Why pay gym fees when our dogs will exercise you for free! And better yet, will reward you with lots of licks and cuddles.
Only people 18+ years of age are eligible to attend the orientation and walk dogs.

 If you wish to walk dogs after the orientation please wear closed in shoes.

Contact YAPS on (07) 4057 6373 or Email Yaps Anytime