Dogs for Adoption


Looking for Love!! You will find it on this page!

If you are in need of a special companion, a mate or a work buddy – YAPS will have them here waiting for you.

  • from $375.00 for dogs 12 months and over
  • from $395.00 for dogs 6 to 12 months
  • from $475.00 for puppies up to 6 months of age

For Your Adoption Fee Your Pet Will Be:

* Vet Checked * Vaccinated * Wormed * Desexed * Microchipped
* Adult Dogs Heartworm tested

If the puppy is too young to be desexed, the appointment is made by YAPS and paid for before you leave with your new pet.

If you would like to meet any of the dogs please complete the pre adoption questionnaire below their picture and submit along with a copy of your rates notice if you own or if renting a copy of your rental agreement stating you are allowed to have a pet/s

Council Registration

Cairns Regional Council annual Dog Registration begins each year on the 1st July and ends on the 30th June.  Registration is compulsory and costs $46.00 to the end of June 2023

If you live in the Cairns Regional Council area you must register your new dog at the time of adoption.

Hours for Animal Viewing

Please complete the pre adoption questionnaire below the animal you are interested in meeting, once received we will set up a viewing time for you which will be between 10 am and 2 pm Monday to Sunday

 

Dogs for Adoption

 

Name: Baggins

Breed: Kelpie x Dachshund 
Born:  27th January 2022
Sex:  Male
Adoption Fee:  $475.00
BIN: 0000292198263

If you are interested in meeting  Baggins
please complete this Pre Adoption Questionnaire

Please note on the application, for owners with a rates notice we only need to see the top part with your name and address of the property you reside at.
For rental agreements please ensure that we receive the part where it has your name and the address you reside at and the area where it says pets approved.


Name:
Zac

Breed: Stumpy Tail Cattle Dog X
Born:  6th June 2022
Sex:  Male
Adoption Fee:  $475.00
BIN: 0000292198263

If you are interested in meeting  Zac
please complete this Pre Adoption Questionnaire

Please note on the application, for owners with a rates notice we only need to see the top part with your name and address of the property you reside at.
For rental agreements please ensure that we receive the part where it has your name and the address you reside at and the area where it says pets approved.

 


Name:
Zena

Breed:  Cattle Dog X
Born:  6th June 2022
Sex:  Female
Adoption Fee:  $475.00
BIN: 0000292198263

If you are interested in meeting  Zena
please complete this Pre Adoption Questionnaire

Please note on the application, for owners with a rates notice we only need to see the top part with your name and address of the property you reside at.
For rental agreements please ensure that we receive the part where it has your name and the address you reside at and the area where it says pets approved.

 


Name:
Zoe

Breed: Stumpy Tail Cattle Dog X
Born:  6th June 2022
Sex:  Female
Adoption Fee:  $475.00
BIN: 0000292198263

If you are interested in meeting  Zoe
please complete this Pre Adoption Questionnaire

Please note on the application, for owners with a rates notice we only need to see the top part with your name and address of the property you reside at.
For rental agreements please ensure that we receive the part where it has your name and the address you reside at and the area where it says pets approved.

 

 

Name: Zane

Breed: Stumpy Tail Cattle Dog X
Born:  6th June 2022
Sex:  Male
Adoption Fee:  $475.00
BIN: 0000292198263

If you are interested in meeting  Zane
please complete this Pre Adoption Questionnaire

Please note on the application, for owners with a rates notice we only need to see the top part with your name and address of the property you reside at.
For rental agreements please ensure that we receive the part where it has your name and the address you reside at and the area where it says pets approved.

 

Name: Lola

Breed: Kelpie X
Born:  31st October 2018
Sex:  Female
Adoption Fee:  $375.00
BIN: 0000292198263

About:  Her name is Lola, Lo-Lo-Lo-Lola…and she is the full package! Even tempered, gentle, easy to walk, very sweet, and so far seems unbothered by the other dogs.
With a medium stature, Lola would make an ideal dog for a family who wants a girl who’s easy going and quite the cuddler.
Lola will need fencing over 5 ft.

If you are interested in meeting  Lola
please complete this Pre Adoption Questionnaire

Please note on the application, for owners with a rates notice we only need to see the top part with your name and address of the property you reside at.
For rental agreements please ensure that we receive the part where it has your name and the address you reside at and the area where it says pets approved.

 

Name: Blackie

Breed: Kelpie X
Born:  21st February 2020
Sex:  Female
Adoption Fee:  $375.00
BIN: 0000292198263

About: This gentle kind girl has not had the best start in life as she has had either hot water or hot oil thrown over her. She has completely healed but the hair will not grow back so she is a sun smart girl and knows she has to slip slop and slap!! before going out in the sun.
Whatever has happened to her before coming to Yaps has had no reflection on her personality as she is a fun loving girl. While Blacky is active, affectionate, and good with kids and adults, she would prefer a home where she doesn’t have to share the company of other dogs. Her ideal home would be someone who wants to lavish her in affection, while understanding the mental and physical needs of a working breed.

If you are interested in meeting  Blackie
please complete this Pre Adoption Questionnaire

Please note on the application, for owners with a rates notice we only need to see the top part with your name and address of the property you reside at.
For rental agreements please ensure that we receive the part where it has your name and the address you reside at and the area where it says pets approved.

 


Name:
Cairo

Breed: Border Collie X Cattle 
Born: 22nd May 2022
Sex:  Female
Adoption Fee:  $475.00
BIN: 0000292198263

If you are interested in meeting  Cairo
please complete this Pre Adoption Questionnaire

Please note on the application, for owners with a rates notice we only need to see the top part with your name and address of the property you reside at.
For rental agreements please ensure that we receive the part where it has your name and the address you reside at and the area where it says pets approved.

 


Name:
Sydney

Breed: Border Collie X Cattle 
Born: 22nd May 2022
Sex:  Female
Adoption Fee:  $475.00
BIN: 0000292198263

If you are interested in meeting  Sydney
please complete this Pre Adoption Questionnaire

Please note on the application, for owners with a rates notice we only need to see the top part with your name and address of the property you reside at.
For rental agreements please ensure that we receive the part where it has your name and the address you reside at and the area where it says pets approved.

 


Name:
Rio

Breed: Border Collie X Cattle 
Born: 22nd May 2022
Sex:  Male
Adoption Fee:  $475.00
BIN: 0000292198263

If you are interested in meeting  Rio
please complete this Pre Adoption Questionnaire

Please note on the application, for owners with a rates notice we only need to see the top part with your name and address of the property you reside at.
For rental agreements please ensure that we receive the part where it has your name and the address you reside at and the area where it says pets approved.

 


Name:
Tokyo

Breed: Border Collie X Cattle 
Born: 22nd May 2022
Sex:  Male
Adoption Fee:  $475.00
BIN: 0000292198263

If you are interested in meeting  Yokyo
please complete this Pre Adoption Questionnaire

Please note on the application, for owners with a rates notice we only need to see the top part with your name and address of the property you reside at.
For rental agreements please ensure that we receive the part where it has your name and the address you reside at and the area where it says pets approved.

 


Name:
Paris

Breed: Border Collie X Cattle 
Born: 22nd May 2022
Sex:  Female
Adoption Fee:  $475.00
BIN: 0000292198263

If you are interested in meeting  Paris
please complete this Pre Adoption Questionnaire

Please note on the application, for owners with a rates notice we only need to see the top part with your name and address of the property you reside at.
For rental agreements please ensure that we receive the part where it has your name and the address you reside at and the area where it says pets approved.

 


Name:
Shanghai

Breed: Border Collie X Cattle 
Born: 22nd May 2022
Sex:  Female
Adoption Fee:  $475.00
BIN: 0000292198263

If you are interested in meeting  Shanghai
please complete this Pre Adoption Questionnaire

Please note on the application, for owners with a rates notice we only need to see the top part with your name and address of the property you reside at.
For rental agreements please ensure that we receive the part where it has your name and the address you reside at and the area where it says pets approved.

 

Name: Ivy

Breed: Gt Dane
Born: 29th July 2021
Sex:  Female
Adoption Fee:  $475.00
BIN: 0000292198263

About:  Ivy is a happy outgoing girl and just to meet her will put a smile on your face and love in your heart.
Ivy is good with most other dogs and would be great in a home where she has a canine companion or if the only dog, a family that is going to include her in their life.
Gt Dane means “Big” so if you are after a bigger girl then Ivy could just be the one!

If you are interested in meeting  Ivy
please complete this Pre Adoption Questionnaire

Please note on the application, for owners with a rates notice we only need to see the top part with your name and address of the property you reside at.
For rental agreements please ensure that we receive the part where it has your name and the address you reside at and the area where it says pets approved.

 

Name: Dorito

Breed: Staffy
Born: 29th may 2020
Sex:  Male
Adoption Fee:  $375.00
BIN: 0000292198263

About:  Here is a story of our very special boy, Dorito, who has been through the wars and is now jumping for joy that he is finally ready to find a loving family to call his own!
You see, Dorito came to us at YAPS as a stray in November 2021 in a very bad way; skinny, withdrawn, miserable, and missing a lot of hair due to mange. He was also virtually dragging his back legs using his front legs to get him around. Despite this, all Dorito wanted was to be loved, and absolutely craved touch so much so that he thoroughly enjoyed bath time as all the attention was on him! He was never collected, so it became our mission to make sure Dorito knew what love and TLC is. In time, his hair grew back into a beautiful, shiny, short coat. Though some patches remain that will never grow back, they are not a bleak reminder of where he’s come from, but rather a reminder of the triumph he’s faced in pulling through it all. As Dorito started coming out of his shell, it became apparent that he is a happy, affectionate, outgoing fellow with the biggest of smiles and waggiest of tails!
Dorito’s process of finding a new place to call home was then delayed, when he had to have both knees operated on at separate intervals. 
He was ever so patient with the months of his long recovery process, just happy to greet staff everyday and go out for his little ‘sniff’ walks.
Did we mention, one of Dorito’s favourite things to do is walk head down and sniff, gathering as much information about the world around him as he can!
As you can see from the progress photos, Dorito’s eyes were dull and dreary, but are now bright and happy, just like him. With his newfound strength is his legs, Dorito has discovered just how STRONG he is, so will need a strong owner and potentially one who has experience with staffy’s. Dorito would like to live the life of luxury as an only dog, lapping up on all the TLC he’s missed out on in his life up to this point.

8 months on from his arrival at YAPS we have one heck of a happy handsome boy who deserves the best home ever.

If you are interested in meeting  Dorito
please complete this Pre Adoption Questionnaire

Please note on the application, for owners with a rates notice we only need to see the top part with your name and address of the property you reside at.
For rental agreements please ensure that we receive the part where it has your name and the address you reside at and the area where it says pets approved.

 

 

 

Name: Tassie

Breed: Kelpie X
Born: 30th September 2021
Sex:  Male
Adoption Fee:  $395.00
BIN: 0000292198263

About:  This sweet natured fellow has come to us from the pound, and settled in at the shelter very well. He is always so happy to see people and you will be greeted with a full body wiggle as he wags his tail!
Being a young working breed, he will need an active home who are up for dedicating time to walking and training, but he is a very eager little guy.

If you are interested in meeting  Tassie
please complete this Pre Adoption Questionnaire

Please note on the application, for owners with a rates notice we only need to see the top part with your name and address of the property you reside at.
For rental agreements please ensure that we receive the part where it has your name and the address you reside at and the area where it says pets approved.

 

Name: Fred 

Breed: American Bull Dog x Bull Arab
Born: 4th May 2022
Sex:  Male
Adoption Fee:  $475.00
BIN: 0000292198263

 

 

Name: Scott

Breed: Staffy X
Born: 20th May 2022
Sex:  Male
Adoption Fee:  $475.00
BIN: 0000292198263

If you are interested in meeting  Scott
please complete this Pre Adoption Questionnaire

Please note on the application, for owners with a rates notice we only need to see the top part with your name and address of the property you reside at.
For rental agreements please ensure that we receive the part where it has your name and the address you reside at and the area where it says pets approved.

 

Name:  Henry

Breed:  Husky
Born: 22nd June 2020
Sex:  Male
Adoption Fee:  $375.00
BIN: 0000292198263

About:  Henry is a handsome young man and we are looking for a fantastic home for this boy with people who are aware of the characteristics of the Spitz breeds.
If you would like to meet Henry please complete the pre adoption application putting in as much detail as possible of your knowledge of the Spitz breed.

If you are interested in meeting  Henry
please complete this Pre Adoption Questionnaire

Please note on the application, for owners with a rates notice we only need to see the top part with your name and address of the property you reside at.
For rental agreements please ensure that we receive the part where it has your name and the address you reside at and the area where it says pets approved.

 

Name:  Anarchy

Breed: Bull Terrier X Greyhound
Born: 10th March 2022
Sex:  Male
Adoption Fee:  $475.00
BIN: 0000292198263

About:  A happy outgoing little guy with the ears to listen to your every command!!!  This fun loving guy will need some training, like all puppies do, so that those ears are put to good use in listening to you. With a little bit of effort you will have a loyal friend and companion.

If you are interested in meeting  Anarchy
please complete this Pre Adoption Questionnaire

Please note on the application, for owners with a rates notice we only need to see the top part with your name and address of the property you reside at.
For rental agreements please ensure that we receive the part where it has your name and the address you reside at and the area where it says pets approved.

 

Name:  Samson

Breed: Cattle X Bull Arab
Born: 8th March 2018
Sex:  Male
Adoption Fee:  $375.00
BIN: 0000292198263

About:  A few months ago Samson was a rescue from the Pound, unfortunately when tested for heartworm it came back positive so he has spent the last few months under treatment. Sampson is now ready to begin a new chapter in his life with a new home and new family.
He is a devoted, loyal boy who is very keen to be with “his” person. 
Samson does well on a lead but will need work being around other dogs so will need to be the only dog in the family.
Also this guy was a bit of a “chunky monkey” when he arrived at Yaps but has since lost 10kg so is looking fit and fantastic!!

If you are interested in meeting  Samson
please complete this Pre Adoption Questionnaire

Please note on the application, for owners with a rates notice we only need to see the top part with your name and address of the property you reside at.
For rental agreements please ensure that we receive the part where it has your name and the address you reside at and the area where it says pets approved.

 

Name:  Pearl

Breed:  Kelpie
Born: 9th June 2019
Sex:  Female
Adoption Fee:  $375.00
BIN: 0000292198263

About:  This girl is a ball of muscle so will need plenty of activity in her life.  She can jump fences when bored and this is why she has ended up at Yaps.  
Pearl was moved to the owners friends house where there were other dogs and because she had other dogs to play with she did not try to jump the fence.
Her new home will need to have at least 1800 high fencing and another dog to keep her company.
She has also previously lived with children

If you are interested in meeting  Pearl
please complete this Pre Adoption Questionnaire

Please note on the application, for owners with a rates notice we only need to see the top part with your name and address of the property you reside at.
For rental agreements please ensure that we receive the part where it has your name and the address you reside at and the area where it says pets approved.

 

Name:  Boden

Breed: Lab x
Born:  19th December 2020
Sex:  Male
Adoption Fee:  $375.00
BIN: 0000292198263

About: The lovely Boden has quickly stolen the hearts of staff and volunteers alike.
He is going to be a dog that is fiercely loyal, a ride-or-die kind of lad who, once he trusts you, will absolutely delight in seeing you and follow you anywhere. With this, he is wary of new people and needs a family who will understand this and have patience.
He likes his own space from people he doesn’t know, and will take a while to warm up. He gets on well with other dogs, and can be found bounding around and being goofy with them from time to time, and loves playing tug-of-war.
While he may not warm up straight away, one only needs to see how Boden interacts with the staff and volunteers to see that once you have this guys trust, it is more than worth it.

If you are interested in meeting  Boden
please complete this Pre Adoption Questionnaire

Please note on the application, for owners with a rates notice we only need to see the top part with your name and address of the property you reside at.
For rental agreements please ensure that we receive the part where it has your name and the address you reside at and the area where it says pets approved.

 

Name:  Romeo

Breed: German Short Haired Pointer X
Born:  22nd February 2021
Sex:  Male
Adoption Fee:  $375.00
BIN: 0000292198263

About:  Do you love dogs who point? Look no further! Romeo is a German shorthaired pointer mix and this has shown through in his personality as he is happy, loves to be around people, and even does the classic ‘point’. Due to this, he would be best off in a family with no small critters, including cats. He can be choosy with what dogs he is happy to be around, though he is not dog aggressive, he just often prefers people. However he is an absolute delight to walk, easy on the leash, and loves a cuddle. 

If you are interested in meeting  Romeo
please complete this Pre Adoption Questionnaire

Please note on the application, for owners with a rates notice we only need to see the top part with your name and address of the property you reside at.
For rental agreements please ensure that we receive the part where it has your name and the address you reside at and the area where it says pets approved.

 

Name:  Brodie

Breed: Cattle Dog X Catahoula
Born:  2nd April 2021
Sex:  Male
Adoption Fee:  $375.00
BIN: 0000292198263

About:  This boy was found in the Goldsborough Valley, the people that found him did an amazing job of trying to find the owner but to no avail. They took him home with them for the night before bringing to Yaps the next day.  They said he was great with their small child and good with their dog.  At Yaps he is truly enjoying the company of some of the Yaps dog, spending his day playing playing playing 

If you are interested in meeting  Brodie
please complete this Pre Adoption Questionnaire

Please note on the application, for owners with a rates notice we only need to see the top part with your name and address of the property you reside at.
For rental agreements please ensure that we receive the part where it has your name and the address you reside at and the area where it says pets approved.