Help Underwrite the Costs of the New Sponsor a Kennel Program at YAPS

By on December 8, 2019

As much as you might want to adopt a soft, cuddly and playful canine during the holidays to become your family’s cherished pet, if that’s not possible there’s a new way to help the dogs at the Yucaipa Animal Placement Society (YAPS). As a no-kill facility, YAPS personnel strive to rescue dogs from local shelters every week to save a few more dogs from euthanasia. But it’s an expensive process and YAPS has just launched a new Sponsor a Kennel program to help fund the arrival, housing and care of the new dogs brought into YAPS.

Unbeknownst to most people it costs between $10 to $55 per pet for YAPS to have a pet released from a shelter. Once the dog arrives at YAPS it is necessary to isolate the canine for 10 to 14 days to avoid possible contamination of the facility’s adoptable pets.

During this time YAPS’s staff pays close attention to each pet’s eyes, ears, nose, fecal matter, and respiratory activity in order to identify and quickly treat any illnesses or conditions. This care is necessary to create a healthy environment for all the animals at YAPS and also for the pets that are in the process of being adopted.

The Sponsor a Kennel Program will help to cover the cost of the new kennels in the Canine Holding Area for newly rescued dogs. It is an opportunity for sponsors to help care for a homeless dog staying at the YAPS facility. By sponsoring a dog kennel, you help to give a rescue dog the love and care they deserve while they are isolated for a short period of time and while they wait for a permanent home.

Sponsoring a kennel is easy and is a loving way to show your support of saving the lives of an orphan dog in the community. Each kennel sponsorship can be sponsored by one, two or four individuals/groups as follows:

  • $250.00 (up to four sponsors per kennel)
  • $500.00 (up to two sponsors per kennel)
  • $1000.00 (one sponsor per kennel)

A personalized placard will be placed on a quarantine dog kennel for one year. The placard will list your chosen name and/or the names of all the individual sponsors or groups for that kennel (The Smith Family, Maria Garcia, etc.).

If you would like to sponsor a kennel through YAPS’s program, go to: However, if the fees for the Sponsor a Kennel program are too much for you and/or your family, YAPS welcomes any donation of any size to help aid them in caring for these very special animals. To make a donation of any amount toward YAPS’s shelter fees, go to: Your support of YAPS and they animals they save is most appreciated!