All animals deserve love and care.

At Homeward Bound we have found good homes for more than 9,000 puppies and kittens ... plus hundreds of other animals!

We will accept almost any kind of pet. Puppies and dogs, kittens and cats, guinea pigs, hamsters, gerbils, hedgehogs, ferrets, snakes, lizards, chinchillas, birds, sugar gliders, and fish have all been brought to us.


raccoonNot only do domesticated animals find their way here, so do wild ones. In our wildlife rehabilitation program we care for and nurture back to health several species of wild animals, including ducks, raccoons, birds, squirrels, and rabbits. We have a no-kill policy and we have always stood behind it. All wildlife is returned to the wild after rehabilitation is completed.

What if an animal doesn't get adopted?

All animals brought to Homeward Bound will stay with us until a “forever home” is found. We have some special needs animals that have been with us for more than 13 years. All our animals will be provided with love, food, and care until that special home is found.

We need your help.

Make a donation! Our 501(c)(3) private, non-profit “no-kill” animal rescue is funded entirely through donations. Won't you please help support our work?

As any pet owner knows, animals are expensive. Food, shelter, and veterinary care are ongoing expenses. Spaying or neutering pets to help reduce the number of unwanted homeless animals is another expense. Only the love is free!

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Can I write off my donation on my taxes?

All donations to Homeward Bound Pet Rescue are tax deductible to the full extent permitted by law. Checks may be mailed to us at 111 W. 3rd St., Yankton, SD 57078, or dropped off during our regular business hours.

Can I make a non-monetary donation?

Of course! Donations of food, litter, and any other animal supplies are always welcome. And remember, these donations are also 100% tax deductible. Drop off your donation during business hours or call us at 605-665-2626 to make other arrangements.

Adopt a new best friend.

dogYou can make the world a brighter and happier place for an animal waiting to be adopted. They just want to be cared for and loved. The love and adoration they give in return will fill your family’s hearts and home.

And if you know of a friend or family member who is actively looking to adopt a pet, please tell them about us. Our animals are well cared for and already have their required shots.

When can animals be viewed?

Homeward Bound Pet Rescue is located at the Fish-N-Stuff pet store at 111 W. 3rd Street in downtown Yankton, SD. Our available animals can be seen during the pet store's regular business hours:

Monday-Friday: 9 am to 5 pm
Saturday: 9 am to 4 pm

Our phone number is 605-665-2626.