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 $11.00 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:  Lance

Breed: Husky
Born:  19th December 2017
Sex:  Male
Adoption Fee: $500.00
BIN: 0000292198263

 

Name:  Rusty

Breed: Husky
Born:  9th March 2018
Sex: Female
Adoption Fee: $500.00
BIN: 0000292198263

 

Name:  Caesar

Breed: Kelpie X Shepherd
Born:  11th April 2012
Sex: Male
Adoption Fee: $200.00
BIN: 0000292198263

 

Name:  Ash

Breed: Kelpie X
Born:  11th April 2015
Sex: Female
Adoption Fee: $320.00
BIN: 0000292198263

 

Name:  Poppy

Breed: Catahoula X
Born:  23rd March 2019
Sex: Female
Adoption Fee: $395.00
BIN: 0000292198263

 

Name: Masala

Breed: Boxer  X
Born: 2nd March 2019
Sex: Female
Adoption Fee: $395.00
BIN: 0000292198263

 

Name:  Madras

Breed: Kelpie X
Born: 2nd March 2019
Sex: Male
Adoption Fee: $395.00
BIN: 0000292198263

 

Name:  Jalfrezi

Breed: Kelpie X
Born: 2nd March 2019
Sex: Male
Adoption Fee: $395.00
BIN: 0000292198263

 

Name:  Korma

Breed: Kelpie X
Born: 2nd March 2019
Sex: Male
Adoption Fee: $395.00
BIN: 0000292198263

 

Name: Bozo

Breed:  Kelpie X Border Collie
Born:18th November 2018
Sex: Male
Adoption Fee: $395.00
BIN: 0000292198263

About: Bozo is just a happy guy with not a care in the world. Breakfast..dinner and playtime with his friends. both human and other dogs makes his life complete.
He is a guy that will easily fit into any family that will include him in their life..

 

 

 

Name:  Froggy

Breed:  Dane X Kelpie
Born: 27th November 2018
Sex: Male
Adoption Fee: $395.00
BIN: 0000292198263

 

Name: Orphan Annie

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

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Name: Ruby

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

About:  Ruby is just your typical cheeky Staffy who is full of beans and some might say a bit head strong.  She loves people and going for walks and just being with you. 
This girl is quite strong so someone who is prepared to take her along to obedience classes will reap the benefits of this intelligent girl.
Ruby would be best suited to being the only animal in the household. 

 

 

Name: Chrysler

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

About:   I arrived at Yaps as a young puppy along with my siblings, they have all found their new families but I am still waiting….
I am going to be a bigger girl when fully grown and after being at Yaps for so long I am a little bit timid when I get out of my comfort zone (outside of Yaps) so I am looking for a kind hearted person who will have patience with me as I learn to be your new best friend and companion.

 

Name: Walter 

Breed: Catahoula 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:  Freddy

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

About:  To know Freddy is to love Freddy….
He is just not your normal rough and tumble type of guy, he believes he is more sophisticated then that!!
He is a loving boy, once you get to know him and would be best suited to 1 person or a couple but not with  young children.

 

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:  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: 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!!