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

Thank You Petco Foundation!

Rosie's Southside Animal Shelter is honored to receive a $9,000 investment to help extend our efforts and serve the @PetcoFoundation’s mission to raise the quality of life for pets and people who love and need them....

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Volunteer Orientation Suspended

We have been very grateful for the interest in volunteering with the shelter. In the interest of safety and limiting possible exposure for our staff, patrons and animals, we are regrettably suspending new volunteer orientation until further notice. We will be sure to...

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Meet Myrtie!

Myrtie Myrtie is a sweet boy with a difficult past. He was not treated wonderfully in his previous home (he had many cuts on his face and seemed so grateful to be at the shelter), so we are looking for the best possible happily ever after for him! He has not had...

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Thank You Petco Foundation!

Rosie's Southside Animal Shelter is honored to receive a $9,000 investment to help extend our efforts and serve the @PetcoFoundation’s mission to raise the quality of life for pets and people who love and need them....

read more

Volunteer Orientation Suspended

We have been very grateful for the interest in volunteering with the shelter. In the interest of safety and limiting possible exposure for our staff, patrons and animals, we are regrettably suspending new volunteer orientation until further notice. We will be sure to...

read more

Meet Myrtie!

Myrtie Myrtie is a sweet boy with a difficult past. He was not treated wonderfully in his previous home (he had many cuts on his face and seemed so grateful to be at the shelter), so we are looking for the best possible happily ever after for him! He has not had...

read more

We’re reopening!

We are scheduling our reopening to the public for June 15 and want to keep our staff, animals and visitors safe and healthy. Our hours will be abbreviated. We will continue to be closed on Tuesdays. Our hours Wednesdays-Mondays will be 12:00 PM- 4:00 PM. Our employees...

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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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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?