True Love is Rescued

The mission of Southside Animal Shelter is to rescue at risk dogs and cats and nurture and restore them to happy healthy lives in loving homes.

True Love is Rescued

The mission of Southside Animal Shelter is to rescue at risk dogs and cats and nurture and restore them to happy healthy lives in loving homes.
Photo by Bradley Michael Creative. bradleymichaelcreative.com

True Love is Rescued

The mission of Southside Animal Shelter is to rescue at risk dogs and cats and nurture and restore them to happy healthy lives in loving homes.
Photo by Bradley Michael Creative. bradleymichaelcreative.com

True Love is Rescued

The mission of Southside Animal Shelter is to rescue at risk dogs and cats and nurture and restore them to happy healthy lives in loving homes.
Shelter News

Pasta for Pets is March 2!

Pasta for Pets is our signature event! Join us for an evening of great food, drinks, dancing with DJ Gabby Love, a silent auction and a few special guests (hint-they have 4 legs)! Your support means the world to us! March 2, 2018 7pm-10pm Primo South Banquet and...

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Calling BIG dog lovers!

Meet Oliver! This big, beautiful mixed breed boy is a shelter favorite! Our best guess is he is a mix of great Dane and pit bull. His whole body wiggles when he sees his favorite people, and he takes toys and treats gently. He would love an active family, and a fenced...

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Pasta for Pets is March 2!

Pasta for Pets is our signature event! Join us for an evening of great food, drinks, dancing with DJ Gabby Love, a silent auction and a few special guests (hint-they have 4 legs)! Your support means the world to us! March 2, 2018 7pm-10pm Primo South Banquet and...

read more

Calling BIG dog lovers!

Meet Oliver! This big, beautiful mixed breed boy is a shelter favorite! Our best guess is he is a mix of great Dane and pit bull. His whole body wiggles when he sees his favorite people, and he takes toys and treats gently. He would love an active family, and a fenced...

read more

Share Your Joy!

There is still time to tell us your adoption story! We know firsthand the joy of rescuing, rehabilitating and finding a new family for our dogs and cats. With your help we think we can share the joy a bit wider and in the process keep helping more of Indianapolis'...

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Upcoming Events

  1. Pasta for Pets 2018

    March 2 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  2. Indy VegFest-We will be there with some shelter pups!

    March 31 @ 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Pasta for Pets is March 2!

 

Please join us for our annual signature event. Enjoy an evening of fun, great food, drinks, dancing with DJ Gabby Love, silent auction and a few special guests (hint-they have 4 legs!) Your support means the world to us! We can’t wait to see you there!

 

True Love is Rescued
True Love is Rescued

Pets adopted in 2017

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Our Story

Executive director, Rosie Ellis started rescuing stray kittens in her home in 1987 and in 1994 she purchased the property where the shelter current resides.

After receiving her 501(c)(3) status in 1995, she and her staff starting building what you see today as Rosie’s Southside Animal Shelter. From the very first kitten rescued, Rosie has been and continues to be an active member of the rescue and shelter community and works collaboratively with other leaders to reduce the suffering and pain of Indianapolis’ at-risk dog and cat community.

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Partners

We Need Your Help!

Southside Animal Shelter depends on your gifts of supplies and donations to save and shelter animals. Everyone can help. How will you?

We Need Your Help!

Southside Animal Shelter depends on your gifts of supplies and donations to save and shelter animals. Everyone can help. How will you?