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

Furever Thankful Photo Contest is back!

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 have in your life and would like...

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Moving to appointments only October 3, 2022

Starting Monday, October 3rd we will begin accepting visitors by appointment only. In order to get the process started, you can submit an online application HERE or you can stop by the shelter in person to fill out an application. You will NOT be able to see the...

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We may be biased…

but we think we have some of the cutest kitties around! These are just a few of our available kittens at the Greenwood PetSmart location! Our employee is there to facilitate adoptions 1-4 daily! We have lots of kitties at the shelter too! We are open here at the...

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Furever Thankful Photo Contest is back!

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 have in your life and would like...

read more

Moving to appointments only October 3, 2022

Starting Monday, October 3rd we will begin accepting visitors by appointment only. In order to get the process started, you can submit an online application HERE or you can stop by the shelter in person to fill out an application. You will NOT be able to see the...

read more

We may be biased…

but we think we have some of the cutest kitties around! These are just a few of our available kittens at the Greenwood PetSmart location! Our employee is there to facilitate adoptions 1-4 daily! We have lots of kitties at the shelter too! We are open here at the...

read more

So many good people in our corner

Like Nova. This kindhearted girl found a calling to help animal shelters. She didn't let the fact that she's a little too young to volunteer in person stop her. Instead, she made and sold dog treats to raise money for us...a whopping $427! Nova...this means the world...

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True Love is Rescued

True Love is Rescued

Pets adopted in 2020

Average monthly medical expenses

Our Story

Founder, 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?