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From the Board October 2020

Attention Amazon shoppers! Last year, Prime Day was the largest shopping event in Amazon's history & it's back this year in time for the holidays on October 13 & 14. AmazonSmile will donate to United Yorkie Rescue, at no cost to you, when you shop using this link: Make a difference while you shop & help us save the lives of as many stray, abandoned or surrendered Yorkies and other small dogs as possible, with the ultimate goal of placing them in loving forever homes. Thank you for supporting United Yorkie Rescue!


It is very unfortunate that during this time of stress across our country due to the COVID-19 virus, we are seeing more fraud attempts than ever before. People are copying dog images from our website and posting them on local Craig's Lists. They may ask you to send money via Western Union which is not what we do. PLEASE DO NOT SEND ANY MONEY TO INDIVIDUALS ADVERTISING A FOSTER DOG VIA NEWSPAPER, CRAIGS LIST OR OTHER TYPICAL ADVERTISING SITES.

UYR NEVER posts our adoptive dogs on Craig's List; we only use legitimate adoption sites like Petfinder, Adopt-a-Pet and our own website. The UYR adoption process requires that you complete an application on our website, after which we contact your personal and vet references and perform a home visit before making any placement decisions for our dogs. Foster dogs are placed in a home that best fits their needs. PLEASE USE EXTRA CAUTION AND KNOW THAT THE ONLY WAY TO ADOPT A UYR DOG IS TO USE OUR WEBSITE AND OUR PROCESS. If you question the legitimacy of someone stating they are with United Yorkie Rescue, please contact the foster parent listed on our website on the dog's Looking for Love bio or contact:

A Message to Our Amazing Supporters During the COVID19 Pandemic

As COVID-19 continues to disrupt our communities and our world, the future can seem uncertain and unpredictable. These are challenging times for us all, and all of us at United Yorkie Rescue hope youre in good spirits and health! Please know that in spite of everything, we are working hard and doing everything possible to continue our mission to rescue, rehabilitate and re-home as many Yorkies and small breed dogs as possible. We have implemented changes to keep our volunteers, supporters and adopters safe such as virtual home visits, no-contact owner surrenders and adoptions, limiting adoptions to in-state only and other safety precautions. We will continue to doing everything possible to sustain daily operations and provide services to the animals who need us. We understand that donations will be diminished as many of our most consistent supporters find themselves needing to re-direct discretionary funds to meet personal needs. During this challenging time, United Yorkie Rescue is prepared to offer you something tangible for your donation that can also help to keep us all a little bit safer. Until further notice, all donations of $20 and above will qualify to receive a cloth face mask (sewn by one of our UYR volunteers) mailed to your home. The masks are made of cotton or cotton blend fabric, are washable and have a pocket to insert a filter if you wish. In order to take advantage of this offer, you need to do the following things:

1. Make your donation of $20 or more to United Yorkie Rescue by clicking the DONATE button right above this post. .

2. Send an email to with the following items included:

a.) Receipt of your donation of $20 or more to UYR (you may do screen shot, forward receipt, etc.) Note: If your donation is greater than $20 ($40, $60, $80, $100 etc.) and you wish to have more than one mask, please state so in your email. For example, if you donate $50 and would like to have two masks, please indicate this in your email. Otherwise it will be assumed that you only want a single mask.

b.) The gender (for sizing purposes only) of each person who will wear the mask

c.) The mailing address where you wish to have your mask mailed.

3. Your mask will arrive in 7-10 days

Thank you for your continued support and for staying safe and healthy. We are IN THIS TOGETHER!!


United Yorkie Rescue is pleased to share that a wonderful organization, Wrapped in Love (WIL), will be providing UYR with adoption blankets, belly bands, diapers, bandanas, and tug toys. Wrapped in Love is a group of artisans who recognize that everyone can do something in the rescue world and this is "their something". Each item is carefully handcrafted with Love and sent directly from the WIL members' homes to the featured rescue(s). If you would like to learn more and join this amazing and supportive group, visit their Facebook page at and the website, where all the pledging is done, at In under 3 years Wrapped in Love has pledged over 11,000 blankets plus thousands of other items. This mission will continue until all rescue and shelter dogs find loving forever homes! UYR is proud to have been selected as a recipient of their support.

Can you imagine forcing your pet dog to live his or her entire life in a small wire cage with no human companionship, toys, or comfort, and little hope of ever becoming part of a family? That is what life is like for a puppy mill breeding dog. Help us stop this cycle of cruelty that contributes to pet overpopulation and the suffering of countless dogs by adopting your next pet. There are many places you can adopt your next pet, such as an animal shelter, humane society, or a rescue organization. Click on our Looking for Love link and check out all the beautiful Yorkies in our foster program. If you don't see what you are looking for, we recommend visiting You might be surprised to see all the pets available in your area. Remember: Adopt, Don't Shop!


Check out our adoptable pups on Looking for Love to find your perfect companion. If you are interested in adopting a dog not located in your state, please note that we do not ship dogs via air cargo. Out of state transport guidelines are explained on our online adoption request form.

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UYR could not continue to rescue Yorkies in need without the help of our donors. To date we have rescued: 3650 Yorkies and Yorkie mixes. Our vetting costs to date are: $2,335,635!!

Any donation amount is truly needed and appreciated. UYR fully vets all its foster dogs, updating vaccinations, spaying and neutering, addressing much needed dentals which cause serious health issues down the road for any dog. We are also one of the few rescue groups that can take on serious conditions like Liver Shunt, orthopedic injuries and tumor surgery. Won't you please consider joining the list of donors on our page to help us continue to save our beloved breed?

If you would like to make a donation to our organization, please use the following PayPal button! Or, send a check to our treasurer at the address below the Paypal button. We are an approved 501(c)(3) organization. All donations are tax-deductible. IRS rules for Donors

United Yorkie Rescue
P.O. Box 23
Wales, WI 53183-0023

United Yorkie Rescue Inc. A Florida Corp

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Photo submissions are being accepted April 1st through June 1st for the 2017 Calendar. Email as many photos as you'd like of dogs that were adopted from rescue groups or shelters to Those selected get a calendar at cost ($5) plus shipping.

Looking for a pet friendly apartment? Here's a helpful site.

The payment link for The Yorkie Shoppe is not working, but we are still filling orders. Contact yorkieuyrwi@gmail with your order and the payment total will be provided to you. Payments can be made using the UYR general DONATE button.

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Request to Surrender Form

If you need to surrender your Yorkie or mix, please, use this link "Request To Surrender Form" to contact to contact a UYR representative. Please complete this form in its entirety, including a photo if possible. A representative will be in contact with you as soon as possible to make arrangements or refer you to another rescue if we do not have members in your area.

Read about Ozzie, our first liver shunt pup, on the Yorkie Tales page. See a happy ending to a serious medical condition. Your donation can make a BIG difference.

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In Lieu Donation - 2020
We have had many requests for a way to make a donation to UYR in lieu of gifts for family and friends on birthdays and other special occasions. We listened and have designed a special card that we'll send to your loved one. Please, be sure to include to whom and what you're designating the donation.
To make this thoughtful gift, contact:
To make any donation, use the Paypal button below, or mail a check to:
United Yorkie Rescue: In Lieu
P.O. Box 23
Wales, WI 53183-0023
We appreciate the overwhelming generosity of our donors! The members and Yorkies of UYR say THANK YOU!!!
As of April 2020, UYR has 17 Yorkies in the Forever Ours Program. These pups will remain with UYR for the rest of their lives. They receive vetting care as needed and this care is provided by UYR and your donations.

We are always looking for people who would be interested in being a 'Sponsor' to one or more of our Forever Ours Yorkies! As a sponsor you will become a cherished person in this dog's life. You would receive communications about your sponsored pup and your name would appear in their story on the Forever Ours page.

If you are interested please contact Sandra Wendt at

Please, visit our Forever Ours page!!!