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

Good food for a good cause!

Join us Thursday April 18, 2019 from 10:30 am-10:00 pm for a dine-to-donate event sponsored by City Barbeque! Pulled pork, ribs, cornbread, peach cobbler...and so much more! They have very generously offered to donate 25% of your tab to Rosie's Southside Animal...

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Caroline’s Cart

If you follow us on Facebook you've probably heard about beautiful, sweet Caroline. She is a senior girl who was brought to us as a stray. She is in good health, but has a front paw that is either an old injury that was never treated or a birth defect. She doesn't...

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It’s Gidget’s Turn!

Meet one of our longest feline residents, Gidget! 🐱 Gidget is a staff favorite, and we would love to see this quirky girl find her happily ever after. Gidget likes to be petted a very particular number of times and then she is ready for some personal space. While...

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Good food for a good cause!

Join us Thursday April 18, 2019 from 10:30 am-10:00 pm for a dine-to-donate event sponsored by City Barbeque! Pulled pork, ribs, cornbread, peach cobbler...and so much more! They have very generously offered to donate 25% of your tab to Rosie's Southside Animal...

read more

Caroline’s Cart

If you follow us on Facebook you've probably heard about beautiful, sweet Caroline. She is a senior girl who was brought to us as a stray. She is in good health, but has a front paw that is either an old injury that was never treated or a birth defect. She doesn't...

read more

It’s Gidget’s Turn!

Meet one of our longest feline residents, Gidget! 🐱 Gidget is a staff favorite, and we would love to see this quirky girl find her happily ever after. Gidget likes to be petted a very particular number of times and then she is ready for some personal space. While...

read more

Meet happy-go-lucky Kaiser

Kaiser was adopted from us as a puppy and recently returned when his owner didn't have time for him. This lovable 4 year old hound mix is ready to find his forever home. He loves everyone he meets, is medium energy, seems VERY house trained and is just a gorgeous boy....

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Upcoming Events

  1. Volunteer Orientation

    May 4 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
  2. Volunteer Orientation

    June 1 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Join us!

 

Due to staff maternity leaves, volunteer orientation is suspended until March 2, 2019. We hope to see you then!

 

True Love is Rescued
True Love is Rescued

Pets adopted in 2019

Average monthly medical expenses

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?