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

Nina Mason Pulliam grant award-THANK YOU!

Rosie’s Southside Animal Shelter is happy to announce the award of $100,000 from Nina Mason Pulliam Charitable Trust for upgrades to our facility that will improve the lives of the cats and dogs while in our care.The Nina Mason Pulliam Charitable Trust was established...

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Proud to partner with Indianapolis Animal Care Services

One of our greatest accomplishments has been to be of help to our city shelter. We are proud of our partnership with Indianapolis Animal Care Services and will continue to do what we can to lessen their load! From January 2017 until now we have pulled 1396 animals...

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Coco-she’s just right!

They don’t get much better than Coco. At 4 years old, this wonderful girl is past the crazy puppy stage but still likes to play with toys and take walks. She is also just as happy to sit next to you or on your lap (preferably!) She loves every person she meets...

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Nina Mason Pulliam grant award-THANK YOU!

Rosie’s Southside Animal Shelter is happy to announce the award of $100,000 from Nina Mason Pulliam Charitable Trust for upgrades to our facility that will improve the lives of the cats and dogs while in our care.The Nina Mason Pulliam Charitable Trust was established...

read more

Proud to partner with Indianapolis Animal Care Services

One of our greatest accomplishments has been to be of help to our city shelter. We are proud of our partnership with Indianapolis Animal Care Services and will continue to do what we can to lessen their load! From January 2017 until now we have pulled 1396 animals...

read more

Coco-she’s just right!

They don’t get much better than Coco. At 4 years old, this wonderful girl is past the crazy puppy stage but still likes to play with toys and take walks. She is also just as happy to sit next to you or on your lap (preferably!) She loves every person she meets...

read more

Thank you Petco Foundation!

We are thrilled to be recognized by the Petco Foundation for our lifesaving work. A $20,000 grant will help us continue to find lifelong, loving homes for Indianapolis’ pets. THANK YOU @PetcoFoundation! #PetcoFoundation...

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Upcoming Events

  1. Volunteer Orientation

    September 7 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
  2. Volunteer Orientation

    October 5 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
  3. Volunteer Orientation

    November 2 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Join us!

 

 

True Love is Rescued
True Love is Rescued

Pets adopted in 2019

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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?