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

Baby Christian is fighting for his life

Not even 2 days into the new year and we received our first urgent medical case. This sweet faced pup has been named Christian. Christian was found yesterday by a Good Samaritan in the bottom corner of a dumpster. Christian was found along with his sister who sadly...

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Furever Thankful Photo Contest

Furever Thankful Photo Contest Despite it being a tough couple years for so many, this is a good time of year to reflect and be thankful. For many of us, that means appreciating the furry friends that make life a little easier. Do you have a pet you are grateful to...

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Dine-to-Donate!

Save the date for Tuesday, August 24th from 10:30a.m. until 10:00p.m. at Qdoba, Southern Plaza location (4200 South East Street, Indianapolis, IN 46227). Taco Tuesday just got a lot better...because 20% of sales on 8/24/2021 benefit Rosie's Southside Animal Shelter....

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Baby Christian is fighting for his life

Not even 2 days into the new year and we received our first urgent medical case. This sweet faced pup has been named Christian. Christian was found yesterday by a Good Samaritan in the bottom corner of a dumpster. Christian was found along with his sister who sadly...

read more

Furever Thankful Photo Contest

Furever Thankful Photo Contest Despite it being a tough couple years for so many, this is a good time of year to reflect and be thankful. For many of us, that means appreciating the furry friends that make life a little easier. Do you have a pet you are grateful to...

read more

Dine-to-Donate!

Save the date for Tuesday, August 24th from 10:30a.m. until 10:00p.m. at Qdoba, Southern Plaza location (4200 South East Street, Indianapolis, IN 46227). Taco Tuesday just got a lot better...because 20% of sales on 8/24/2021 benefit Rosie's Southside Animal Shelter....

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97 dogs in one house!

We were asked to take 97 dogs from one house. Just one house. Can you imagine what that environment was? Can you imagine the burden that would be on our already crowded city shelter? We immediately got to work and exhausted every resource we had: foster homes, other...

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True Love is Rescued

True Love is Rescued

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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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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?