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 CATS are now located at
 167 McCoombe St Cairns (entrance of Cava Cl, opposite Arnel Fencing)
Phone 0408374411
The cats for adoption is located in a separate building across from the Cat Boarding Facility (on the same property).
 Viewing from 10.30 am to 4 pm 7 days a week.
Dogs for Adoption and Dog Boarding will remain at our Smithfield location.

We are looking for people to foster a Yaps dog over the Christmas/NewYear period, we want our furkids to have the best ever Christmas.
If interested please email pets@yaps.org.au or call our office on 40576373 and we will send you a foster application form.
The form is also available on our website www.yaps.org.au under how can u help.


Come along and join the fun and help support Yaps.
Get your bookings in early for this great night out as the previous Yaps Trivia held at the Trinity Beach Sports Club booked out early.

Santa Pet Photos at Petstock Smithfield Sat Nov 23rd 10 am to 2 pm only.
Lets get our animals in the Christmas Spirit, dress them up in their favourite Christmas outfit and come along and have their photo taken with Santa.
This is  BYO camera/phone and we will have volunteers there to take photos of you and your pet.
There is a $5.00 fee and this money will go to Yaps.
There is also a Wishing Tree

Call Petstock Smithfield 40381424 to book your time for your photo