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 $300 for dogs 6 months and over
  • from $395 for puppies up to 6 months of age

For Your Adoption Fee Your Pet Will Be:

* Vet Checked * Vaccinated * Wormed * Desexed * Microchipped

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 Renting

A COPY OF YOUR RENTAL AGREEMENT MUST BE SIGHTED BY YAPS STATING THAT YOU ARE ALLOWED TO HAVE A DOG, SPECIFYING WHAT SIZE/WEIGHT

IF YOU OWN YOUR OWN HOME PLEASE BRING ALONG A COPY OF YOUR RATES NOTICE.

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 $21.00 to the end of June 2019

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

Hours for Animal Viewing

9:30am to 4:00pm 7 days a Week

 

 

Dog of the Month

 

Gypsy

Breed:  Mastiff X
Born: 22nd March 2016
Sex:  Female
Adoption Fee:  $300.00
BIN: 0000292198263

Our Gypsy girl was out wandering the streets and was rescued by a lady and brought to Yaps on March 21 2018. 
It was soon obvious why she was out wandering as could do this amazing high jump!! so it was a completely fenced secure yard for this girl.
At some stage during her “high jump training” she injured her leg so after some rest time etc is did not get any better. An operation was performed to repair the Laterally Luxating Patella. Sadly the operation was not a success.she was putting no weight on the leg and we knew it was painful for her. After consulting with the vet it was decided the best thing to do for Gypsy was to amputate the leg as she was not using it anyway. The operation went very well and Gypsy is now pain free and enjoying life to the fullest.
She is a real people girl,loves spending time cuddling and just hanging out with you.  Gypsy can be a bit shy when you first meet her and especially with men but with patience and lots of TLC you will have the most loving girl ever.
Gypsy will still need to have a secure yard and be allowed to hang out inside when you are out, hopefully now with only 3 legs her “high jumping” days are restricted!!

 

Dogs for Adoption

 

Name: Leo

Breed:  Lab X
Born: 17th March 2018
Sex:  Male
Adoption Fee:  $320.00
BIN: 0000292198263

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Name: Orphan Annie

Breed:  Staffy X Kelpie
Born: 16th February 2018
Sex: Female
Adoption Fee: $395.00
BIN: 0000292198263

 

Name: Nando

Breed:  Mastiff X Kelpie
Born:25th July 2017
Sex: Male
Adoption Fee: $320.00
BIN: 0000292198263

About:  We may change Nando’s name to Boomerang as he keeps coming back to us but this is through no fault of his own. 
He is one happy boy who loves to socialise with other dogs and has lived with children.
Nando does need regular exercise to burn off some energy and keep him a happy boy.
He is just a beautiful happy soul.

 

Name: Onyx

Breed:  Lab X Kelpie
Born:12th February 2017
Sex: Female
Adoption Fee:  $320.00
BIN: 0000292198263

About: With a cheeky smile and happy disposition who could possibly resist this girl.
She came to us from the Council Pound so we have no back ground info on her but she is full of confidence and nothing seems to upset her.
She has not mixed as of yet with other adult dogs but has been playing with a puppy, having a great time playing tug of war..

 

 

Name: Ruby

Breed:  Staffy X
Born:12th February 2018
Sex:  Female
Adoption Fee:  $320.00
BIN: 0000292198263

 

Name: Thiebor

Breed:  Lab
Born:15th August 2016
Sex:  Male
Adoption Fee:  $320.00
BIN: 0000292198263

About:  Thiebor and Freyda (below) came into Yaps together but are not dependant on each other and will happily go off to separate homes, unless of course someone would like them both!!
Both are dog friendly, kid friendly but no chooks please… 
They are at Yaps thru no fault of their own so come our and meet them and see for yourself what well behaved dogs they are.

 

 

Name: Freyda

Breed:  Lab
Born:15th August 2016
Sex:  Female
Adoption Fee:  $320.00
BIN: 0000292198263

About: Freyda and Thiebor (above) came into Yaps together but are not dependant on each other and will happily go off to separate homes, unless of course someone would like them both!!
Both are dog friendly, kid friendly but no chooks please… 
They are at Yaps thru no fault of their own so come our and meet them and see for yourself what well behaved dogs they are.

 

 

Name: George

Breed: Koolie X Mastiff
Born: 26th November 2018
Sex:  Male
Adoption Fee:  $395.00
BIN: 0000292198263

George and Luke (above) we found on the Bloomfield Track and lucky for them they were picked up and brought to Yaps. Since then they have grown into confident outgoing pups who are loving life to the fullest and will do so even more once they find a home and family to call their own.

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Name: Cruiser

Breed: Mastiff X Cattle
Born: 24th December 2018
Sex:  Male
Adoption Fee:  $395.00
BIN: 0000292198263

 

Name: Corvette

Breed: Mastiff X Cattle
Born: 24th December 2018
Sex:  Female
Adoption Fee:  $395.00
BIN: 0000292198263

 

Name: Chrysler

Breed: Mastiff X Cattle
Born: 24th December 2018
Sex:  Female
Adoption Fee:  $395.00
BIN: 0000292198263

 

Name: Caprice

Breed: Mastiff X Cattle
Born: 24th December 2018
Sex:  Female
Adoption Fee:  $395.00
BIN: 0000292198263

 

Name: Cadillac

Breed: Mastiff X Cattle
Born: 24th December 2018
Sex:  Female
Adoption Fee:  $395.00
BIN: 0000292198263

 

Name: Jedda

Breed: Mastiff  X
Born: 28th September 2013
Sex:  Female
Adoption Fee:  250.00
BIN: 0000292198263

About:  Jedda came into Yaps with another old dog who has since for her home and living the quiet life.
Jedda on the other hand is still waiting for her new family but in the mean time spends her days going for walks and playing with the other dogs at Yaps.
She has a great nature and is sadly at Yaps because her owner passed away.

 

Name: Walter 

Breed: Staffy X
Born: 3rd January 2018
Sex:  Male
Adoption Fee:  $320.00
BIN: 0000292198263

About:  Hey guys its Walt here and I am one happy outgoing guy and still really just a puppy at heart.
I am here at Yaps through no fault of my own, my previous owner was going overseas and just did not have room in his suitcase to fit me in lol.
But seriously I am a great guy, enjoy the company of other dogs and will be a loyal and loving companion to my new owner

 

Name:  Taurus 

Breed: Kelpie X Bull Arab
Born: 25th October 2018
Sex:  Male
Adoption Fee:  $395.00
BIN: 0000292198263

I am in foster care and not always at Yaps  if you would like to meet me please call the office 40576373 to arrange a rendezvous!! 

About:  Hey people some of u may remeber me Taurus aka Runty…I was the little guy that was so skinny and sick before Christmas. Well have a look at me now😁😁 and see what a big boy I am.
I am having a bit of a problem tripping over my own big feet and I have been told I am a big sook but heck a guy can not be perfect!!
It would be so cool to go to a home where there is another dog to play with as I just love other dog (as long as they do not beat me up haha) but I would also be fine in a home as the only dog as long as you include me in your life.
I love my food, going for walks and swimming in the creek.

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Name:  Freddy

Breed: Staffy X Shar Pei
Born: 16th July 2016
Sex:  Male
Adoption Fee:  $320.00
BIN: 0000292198263

 

Name:  Aero

Breed: Pointer X Bull Arab
Born: 31st January 2018
Sex:  Male
Adoption Fee:  $320.00
BIN: 0000292198263

About:  When Aero first arrived at Yaps he was just terrified with all that was going on around him but just have a look at this beautiful boy now..
Aero really does need to go with another dog as he just loves spending time and playing with other dogs.
He is a gentle boy who has so much to offer his new family.

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Name:  Cinnamon 

Breed:  Cattle X Shar Pei
Born: 9th October 2018
Sex: Male
Adoption Fee:  $395.00
BIN: 0000292198263

 

Name:  Frodo

Breed:  Shar Pei X
Born: 26th January 2016
Sex:  Male
Adoption Fee:  $320.00
BIN: 0000292198263

About: Mr Frodo has many of the Shar Pei characteristics so anyone interested in this handsome boy should do a bit of research on the breed. 
He loves his walks and being around people (big people) so is not suited to a home with young children as an abundance of noise and excitement does not impress him.
He will need a firm human team leader to guide him along the way so that he learns what is acceptable to be part of your family.
With just a little bit of effort you will have the most loving and loyal companion you could wish for.

 

Name: Kaiser

Breed:  Doberman X
Born: 25th January 2017
Sex:  Male
Adoption Fee:  $320.00
BIN: 0000292198263

About: This boy is just great with his friendly nature.
He is good with other dogs..playing and putting up with their antics and has also lived in a household with children whom he adored.
Kaiser has ended up back at Yaps through no fault of his own as his owner could no longer care for him because of illness.

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Name: Stephanie

Breed:   Pointer X Staffy
Born: 1st January 2016
Sex: Female
Adoption Fee:  $300.00 
BIN: 00002921982637

About: Stephanie arrived at Yaps almost a year ago… Christmas Eve to be exact along with her 9 tiny puppies.  Stephanie was a good Mumma and raised her puppies who have long since gone off to their new homes.
Once Steph was taken to the vets for her health check and vaccinations it was discovered that she had heart worm, which has been a slow process of treating. All treatment is finished and she is clear of all heart worm and waiting to go off to her very own furever family.
In the kennels Stephanie does not present herself to prospective owners very well as she gets so over excited and tends to carry on not as you would expect from a lady!!
However Steph has been out on foster with one of our volunteers and she is a completely different girl away from the kennels.  This is what her foster carer had to say about her…

A few words about our dear girl Stephanie who is a completely different soul outside of her YAPS environment. She tends to get along famously with the boy dogs but not so much with other girls. She loves to run around daft in the garden especially with a male friend. Walking along the beach is a firm favourite and she is extremely good on the lead. At home she likes to cosy into her bed after her dinner and you will be guaranteed a huge kiss and cuddle in the morning when she is ready to start the day. 

 

Name: Shelly

Breed:  German Shepherd X
Born: 9th October 2015
Sex:  Female
Adoption Fee:  $320.00
BIN: 0000292198263

About:  Shelly has come to us from the Pound so we have no back ground information on her.
She can be a bit timid at first but does enjoy playing with the other dogs here at Yaps.
Shelly does need some training as she does tend to jump up trying to get as much attention as she can so someone who can just teach her what is expected of her will have a gorgeous loyal girl in their life.

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Name: Zac

Breed: Bull Arab X 
Born: 14th June 2018
Sex:  Male
Adoption Fee:  $320.00
BIN: 0000292198263

About:  Zac is just your typical “teenage boy” full of beans and looking for a good time,
Some training for this guy will be a must so that he can learn what his new owner expects from him.
He is a happy outgoing guy and ready to take on the world!!