LOOKING FOR LOVE

Welcome to “Looking for Love.” These are UYR’s rescue and surrender pups. They come in all ages and sizes, but they have one thing in common; They are looking for love. If you have a place in your heart and your home for one of these Yorkies, please, use the provided link to fill out an “Adoption Application.”

Your adoption application will be processed as quickly as possible. It is UYR’s mission to get the perfect home for our beloved Yorkshire Terriers.

Thank you for visiting the “Looking for Love” page. Please, feel free to browse the other pages to see all the things we do here at United Yorkie Rescue.

UYR DOES NOT SHIP ITS RESCUES. THE ADOPTER MUST PICK UP THE ADOPTIVE PUP FROM THE FOSTER PARENT'S HOME EITHER BY CAR, OR PLANE WITH THE PUP RIDING IN THE CABIN WITH YOU.




Jack
Alabama
Jack

Jack is a sweet, senior, yorkie mix. He is 14 years young and weighs 9.5 pounds. Jack is being fostered near Birmingham, AL.

THANK YOU TO JACK'S RESCUE ANGELS!

John Sauser, Regina Brantley

Updated Bio. 04/25/2017. Jack is doing well and having a blast with his fur siblings. He is still a very loving little man, but is very protective of his food Jack is nothing but pure pleasure. He loves to spend time in the fenced yard, exploring and running. He is house-trained and uses the doggie door very well. He walks well on a leash and loves to go for walks. He can keep up with his much younger siblings with no problem.

Jack had his dental and has been neutered. Unfortunately, the lump on one of his testicles turned out to be positive for cancer. The vet indicated that the cancer was contained and limited to that one testicle, so hopefully, Jack will fully recover with no ill effects.

For questions, feel free to email Jack's foster mom at rescuedmimi@gmail.com or follow the link below to complete an application if you are interested in adopting Jack.

Updated Bio. 03/30/17. Jack continues to do well with his four foster siblings. He loves to eat and cuddle like a baby in my arms. His labs are returning to normal, but our vet had to have surgery, so his dental and neuter is being delayed for another week. Stay tuned for more on the handsome and lovable sweetheart.

Updated Bio. 03/06/17. Jack is a sweet, gentle boy. You definitely would never know that this little fellow is 14 years old! He loves to be outside, running around in the fenced area and playing. He will also bolt out the door as quick as lightening, running around checking everything out! Jack also loves to eat and to be rocked- just like holding a baby!

We visited the vet to see about scheduling a dental, and possibly a neuter. Since Jack had a couple of labs that were elevated, the vet wants to make sure they have resolved since treatment with antibiotics before proceeding. Therefore, we will return in 2 weeks to have labs re-tested and then make a decision on procedures.

If you are in the market for a great companion yorkie, Jack is the man for you. All you need to do is complete the application for adoption by following the link below. However, Jack will not be available for adoption until his dental and possibly neuter are completed.

Initial bio. 2/9/17 This sweet, gentle boy just arrived at his foster home. Jack was rescued out of the shelter where he was not happy. No one should be in a shelter, especially a senior pup who only needs a soft place to lay his head and a gentle, kind person to allow him to spend his final years with the love and care every dog deserves. Jack may be older but he is in good health. He does need a dental, which will be done soon. He has a little hair lose on his hind end, which, along with the cough he picked up in the shelter, is being taken care of with medication.

Happy Jack's foster mom said he is so sweet and so loving. He is gentle and just wants to cuddle up next to his person. Don't let Jack's age scare you. He has several years left in him yet. It will take the right person to take this sweet boy in and know that even Jack deserves to live out his remaining years in the arms of someone who will love him until the end.


To date we've spent $218.90 on Jack's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $35.00 in donations.
Please donate!

For more information, contact my foster parents at: rescuedmimi@gmail.com.

To fill out the adoption application for Jack click here.
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CA Toby
California
CA Toby

CA Toby is a sweet 1 year old 6 pound little boy with some serious health issues. He is being fostered in northern California.

THANK YOU TO CA TOBY'S RESCUE ANGELS!

Sandy Pagnotta, Wendy Fuhrmaneck, Leslie Corbell, Audra Stigman, Karry Rogers, Alena Kravchuk

Update Bio. 04/08/17. Toby is doing so much better! Normal pees, and much more steady on his feet. So steady that he is able to lift his leg again when he pees. His little tail wags, and he is trying to play with the other dogs.

He is such a sweet little man, and still, with all his issues, he is perfectly house trained. He still needs follow-up tests and care. Foster Mom is so hoping that the UTI and thyroid levels was all that was wrong with him. Stay tuned for more updates.

Initial Bio 03/29/2017: Toby was surrendered to United Yorkie Rescue yesterday because of health issues. It is heartbreaking and Foster Mom has shed some tears and said some prayers. He is such a dear, sweet little man, and only 1 year, 8 months old, 6.8 pounds. Too young to be going through what he has been going through. He is a very sick little boy. He has to pee excessively, drink water excessively, and is not steady on his feet. I hope we can get a diagnosis and get him well again.

His vet bills will be high I am sure. Please consider helping us get Toby well again.


To date we've spent $586.24 on CA Toby's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $250.00 in donations.
Please donate!

For more information, contact my foster parents at: carolnelson8716@att.net.

To fill out the adoption application for CA Toby click here.
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Chersen
California
Chersen

The beautiful Chersen. Chersen is a sweet, 10-year-old, 7.4 lb girl being fostered Lake Arrowhead.

Chersen's owner surrendered her to a high kill shelter. Chersen is a very sweet girl and gets along well with her foster siblings. She has a mammary tumor and needs a dental. Her surgery is scheduled for next week.

Please look for updates as her foster Mom gets to know her better.


To date we've spent $129.15 on Chersen's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $15.00 in donations.
Please donate!

For more information, contact my foster parents at: diane@prod-i-gy.com.

To fill out the adoption application for Chersen click here.
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Chica

Chica and Chico
California
Chica

The beautiful Chica is a sweet, 10-year-old little, girl who weighs 5.6 lbs. She is being fostered in the Bay Area of CA.

THANK YOU TO CHICA'S RESCUE ANGELS!

Karen Dixon

Initial Bio. 04/04/17. How cute is she? Chicca is an adorable, 5.6 lb, 10 yr. 6 mo. little, Yorkie girl who is being fostered in the Bay Area. She comes with her Buddy, Chico. They are a bonded pair and must remain together. They will need a dental before they can be adopted.

These 2 were former UYR dogs who were returned due to the break-up of their family. Poor babies, they are both so sweet and such good little doggies. They just did not deserve this. Don't let their age scare you. These two are very healthy kids and act like puppies.


To date we've spent $145.92 on Chica's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $150.00 in donations.
Please donate!

For more information, contact my foster parents at: carolnelson8716@att.net.

To fill out the adoption application for Chica click here.
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Chico

Chico and Chica
California
Chico

Meet the handsome Chico. He is a 10-year-old, 11.9 lb. yorkie being fostered int eh Bay Area of CA. .

THANK YOU TO CHICO'S RESCUE ANGELS!

Karen Dixon

Initial Bio. 04/05/17. Chico is an adorable 11.9 lb. 10 yr. 8 mo. Yorkie. He arrived with his buddy, Chica. They must remain together. They will need a dental prior to being adopted.

These 2 sweet dogs are former UYR dogs, returned due to the break-up of their family. They did not deserve this. They are just the sweetest little doggies.

Don't let their age scare you. They are very healthy kids and act like puppies minus the bad habits, such as chewing and toilet manners.


To date we've spent $534.77 on Chico's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $150.00 in donations.
Please donate!

For more information, contact my foster parents at: carolnelson8716@att.net.

To fill out the adoption application for Chico click here.
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Lulu
California
Lulu

Hello from Lulu! Lulu is a a 10 year old, 13.6 pound poodle being fostered with her brother, Toto, in Long Beach, CA.

THANK YOU TO LULU'S RESCUE ANGELS!

Teresa Beament, Aileen De La Rosa, Sandra Wendt, Connie Pfeiffer, Nicole Acosta, Irene and Peter Havas in memory of Buddy, Vanessa and Pepe, Leslie Buck, Sandra Wendt

Update Bio. 04/13/17. Well tomorrow I am suppose to be going back in for surgery as my nasal drainage was not due to bacteria, but a fistula in my mouth. They need to go and close it. Then I'm off to Texas. My foster mom says that Toto might be adopted this weekend. We are so happy for him but so sad she can't take us both. My foster mom says that when the time is right and person I will be adopted too. I hope that time is soon. I really want my forever family. If you are the right family for me, follow the link below to complete the application.

Update Bio. 03/15/17. This is lulu. Toto and I just had a bath and are running around the house to mess up our combed fur. I are still looking for my forever home and will be in Dallas at the end of April. I am so excited to be in Texas. I am a lil more reserved and quieter than Toto. I need to be with a family with no small kids as I is a lil wobbly on my back feet. If you are interested in adopting me before I leave for Texas, follow the link below to complete an application.

Update Bio. 02/23/17. Update 2/17: Hello everyone! This is Lulu again. I am still looking for my forever home. I had a great Valentine's Day, but found out that I have a fistula, which has been causing all my sneezing. I will have to have surgery to close it up. Also, my foster momma and dad are moving to Dallas at the end of April! I'm so exited, but nervous. I've never been there before. I hope I can find my forever home so I can stay in California. Cali girl at heart!

If you would like to help me stay a "Cali" girl, just follow the link below to complete an application to adopt me!

Update Bio. 01/23/17. The holidays have come and gone. I received so many amazing presents from my foster momma and daddy. I have never seen such beautiful lights and this things called a Christmas tree. I kept trying to get under the tree to see what it was about but FM would not let me. She kept telling me no because I was going to hurt myself. Anyway, it was such a great time. The one gift I didn't get was a forever home. I am being such a good girl and can't wait until I can show how good of a girl I am to a forever family. If you are interested in adopting me, follow the link below to complete the application.

Update Bio. 12/2116: HI everyone, Lulu here! I am still doing so amazing and being very patient waiting for my forever family. I would be a perfect Christmas puppy to adopt. I am cute, loving and just want a family of my own for the Holidays. My foster momma has made me feel so loved and merry. I have my own ornament and gifts under the tree and this weird sock hanging on the wall. She is odd..anyway hoping that santa brings me my forever family this christmas. If you are interested in adopting me, just follow the link below to the application.

Update Bio. 11/14/16. I have never ever felt so pretty in my entire life! The last couple days so many people have been complimenting me and saying how great I look. My foster momma has said I look like a whole different dog. She took me to this thing they call the groomer. Man, I was a lil scared, but not as much as my foster sister. She is a wuss. Anyway, it was so worth it. I also went to the vet because after my dental, I still had sneezing fits. I am on antibiotics, but isn't anything serious. If that doesn't work, then I have sinuses..boo! Thanks. I am still ready and looking for my forever home . If you are interested in adopting me, follow the link below to complete an application.

I have never ever felt so pretty in my entire life! The last couple days so many people have been complimenting me and saying how great I look. My foster momma has said I look like a whole different dog. She took me to this thing they call the groomer. Man, was I a lil scared but not as much as my foster sister. She is a wuss. Anyway, it was so worth it. I also went to the vet becuase after my dental I still had sneezing fits. I am on antibotics but isn't anything serious. If that doesn't work then I have sinuses..boo! Thanks and I am still ready and looking for my forever home

I have never ever felt so pretty in my entire life! The last couple days so many people have been complimenting me and saying how great I look. My foster momma has said I look like a whole different dog. She took me to this thing they call the groomer. Man, was I a lil scared but not as much as my foster sister. She is a wuss. Anyway, it was so worth it. I also went to the vet becuase after my dental I still had sneezing fits. I am on antibotics but isn't anything serious. If that doesn't work then I have sinuses..boo! Thanks and I am still ready and looking for my forever home

Update Bio. 10/12/16: Hey all. Lulu here! So this last month has been a doozie! My foster momma took me to the vet to have my dental surgery done. As it turns out, all my teeth were bad and had to come out. No wonder I was feeling so terrible! Anyhow, now I am feeling so much better and am really enjoying my new wet food. It is so yummy. Also, just yesterday I discovered what the fuss was about all these toys laying around the floor was about. OMG! Are they the funniest thing ever! This whole time I was just walking by them. It is a lil hard to get a squeaky going with out any teeth but I am making it happen. My foster momma keeps telling me how awesome I am at going potty outside or on a pad. I haven't had any accidents! My skin is getting better now that I have medicated baths and should be all cleared up soon. I am so ready to go to my forever home! If you would like to adopt me, follow the link below to the application!

Initial Bio 9/11/16: Hello, My name is Lulu. I am a 10 yr old female poodle. I weigh about 13.6 lbs. My story is a pretty sad one. Every time my foster momma talks about it, she cries. On 9/8, I was surrender to the shelter with my brother Toto. We had been together since we were puppies. He was my best friend. We entered the shelter together, but on 9/9, a lady came to take Toto. She didn't take me. I was all alone. My best friend was gone, and I was in a strange, loud place. I was also very sick. I haven't been feeling well for quite sometime and being at the shelter was only making it worse.

The night came and still no Toto. I thought they had only taken him away from me for a short time, but he was still gone. That night, I slept alone for the first time. The next day came and night came. I looked for him through my gate all day, but there was no sign of Toto. The next morning, I kept looking. My cough was getting worse, and I didn't have any strength. A person came to get me that afternoon. I was in no mood for a walk or to see the vet. I didn't go for a walk or to the vet, we went to a strange building. A lady was waiting there with a pink blanket, and she knew my name. She said she had come to pick me up, too. I was hoping that I was going to the same place that Toto went to. We got in the car and drove away from that place. She explained to me that I was going to see my brother, and that we would be together again. She started crying, saying that I was in really bad shape. Much worse than Toto and more than she imagined. She apologized for leaving me, saying that she didn't know, but that now I was safe.

I can hear Toto, now. He is in the next room! My foster momma says that we couldn't be together right away because I am so sick. She was looking out for the both of us. She promised that I would be able to see him once I was better. She promised me that I would help get better!

We both went to the vet, and I was in the car with him! Toto kept trying to get out of his carseat to get to the back of the car with me. That darn puppy seat!! Well, even though I still couldn't be next to him, at least we were both out of that cold, noisy place and we are TOGETHER.


To date we've spent $1585.29 on Lulu's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $500.00 in donations.
Please donate!

For more information, contact my foster parents at: nicole.acos@gmail.com.

To fill out the adoption application for Lulu click here.
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Maxwell
California
Maxwell

Maxwell is a 10 year old, 5 pound Yorkie boy residing in Canyon Country, CA.

THANK YOU TO MAXWELL'S RESCUE ANGELS!

Karry Rogers, Wendy Fuhrmaneck, Brigitte Saylor, Sandra Wendt, Brigitte Saylor, Tegwyn Neilson, Sandra Wendt, Kelly Marini, Elizabeth Giannone, Denise Garrett, Jane St. John, Judy and James Hufford, Debra Roby, Linda and David Rothrock, Joan Shelly, Gail Clemons, Kristin Vole, Shanon Fair, Treena Morgan, Paul Sherman, Mahmoud Loghman-Adham, Nancy Smith, Mary Cronin, Angela Heath, Mark Reed, Christine Flaherty, Lee Filer, Pascaline Golie, Marcia Lee

Update Bio. 04/04/17. Maxwell is doing really well these day. The physical therapy is working, and he is becoming a little miracle baby. He walked up a staircase of many stairs for the very first time a couple of days ago. I didn't think he would ever be able to do more than a couple of stairs. An adopter has to be 100% committed to continue these very simple exercises daily. It makes such a difference in his quality of life.

Yes, he continues to nip strangers coming to the home but can be easily handled. He never tried to seriously bite someone. He actually tries to pinch them. Grabbing him and putting him into a submissive position and staring him into the eye until he looks away usually shows him who is in charge. He is an absolutely adorable little guy who loves to go on walks. His daily walks should include a five minute walk uphill.

Update Bio. 03/04/17. Sweet little Maxwell started Physical Therapy last weekend. He went to see a specialist, and she put together a set of exercises we can do at home. We alternate days with walking uphill and walking through water in the bathtub. In addition to that, we have exercises for his front and hind legs to strengthen and loosen up those muscles. He has developed a way of walking without using either one of his hind legs much and has muscle loss on both hind legs. We are already seeing a huge improvement by the end of the first week. If you are interested in adopting Maxwell you have to be aware how important it is for him to continue his exercises possibly for the rest of his life.

He is still worried about strangers and tries to nip, but adjusts quickly and stops once he realizes he is safe. He gets very attached to his human and becomes very protective. I usually take him into the vet's office on a leash so they can take him to the back. He is the sweetest little guy and allows any handling when the person he is fixated on is not around.

In addition to be willing to do his exercises with him diligently, his adopter needs to be experienced in handling these little ones. He does not bite but tries to pinch people he doesn't know. He would be ideal as an only dog or with one playmate his size. This guy is turning into a real cuddle bug with all the love he is getting at his foster home. If you are interested in adopting Maxwell, just complete the application by following the link below.

Update Bio. 02/04/17. Poor little Maxwell. The rain and cold weather really did a number on him. Out of the blue, he started limping, not putting any weight on his left leg. This is the leg he had the FHO done on, and it is a little shorter due to this procedure. We went to see Dr. Vanessa, snd she took an Xray to make sure nothing bad happened. His Xray looked normal for him after the injuries he endured. She consulted his surgeon and a radiologist for a second opinion and they agreed.

Foster Mom is currently looking for a Physical Therapy place that also does water therapy to evaluate him and come up with a treatment plan she can follow at home. She is an RN and wants to learn the exercises he needs to do to help strengthen his left leg.

In the meantime he goes for short walks and is currently walking what is normal for him, again. He is such a little trooper. If this lovely little man sounds like the furbaby for you, simply follow the link below to complete an application for adoption.

Update Bio. 01/04/17. Happy New Year from Maxwell! Maxwell has not been eating well these last few days. We will lower his daily dose of Prozac since this is most likely the reason for his loss of appetite. He loves to hang out with the other Yorkies on my lap when I sit down and loves to cuddle. He loves to sleep at night with his snuggle pup and listen to its heart beat. He got it for his 10th birthday. It seems to calm him when he hugs it at night.

Max is still worried about strangers approaching him and tries to nip until he gets to know and trust you. He is a very fragile, little guy due to his previous injuries and needs an adult only home. He is the perfect little man, so if you are interested in adopting him, please follow the link below to complete an application.

Update Bio. 12/01/16. Maxwell is a 10 year old, 5 pound Yorkie boy residing in Canyon Country, CA.

Little man just had his birthday and, although he had a great party, he was just a little sad that he didn't get his birthday wish for a forever home. For the life of us, we can not even imagine why this little guy is not in his new home yet. Well now Christmas is coming, and his only request is to be with his forever family. Who will be lucky enough to have him as their own? Email foster mom with any questions at RN4surgery@yahoo.com or follow the link below to compete an application for adoption. I hope you are the lucky one.

Update bio. 10/31/16. Little Maxwell is still waiting for his forever home. His 10th birthday is coming up on November 8, and he is hoping for a home of his own for his birthday. The perfect home for Maxwell would be a home with a playmate his size or as an only dog. He loves to play with squeaky toys, his friend Roxy, and go on walks. He will run down the stairs but has problems getting back up due to his previous injuries. He only weighs 5.4 pounds. Due to his small size please no children under the age of 12. If Maxwell sounds like the fellow for you, follow the link below to complete an application for adoption.

Update Bio. 09/25/11. Maxwell has a birthday coming up on 11/08, and his only wish is to find a home of his own where he will be spoiled for the rest of his life. Maxi's fractures healed and he is a very energetic young man. He loves to play with his foster siblings, especially with the puppy. He adores her, and she loves him. He is able to walk down the stairs without any problems but needs help getting back up. He can do two or three stairs but will look for help after that. He loves two go on walks, and we go for two miles at a time without any problems. I think we are ready to add one more mile since he does so well. He loves to lay next to his human on the couch and loves belly rubs. Max is up to date on vaccinations, neutered, and microchipped. He needs a quiet home with little to no people traffic, and due to his small size (5 and 1/2 pounds), no children under the age of 12 years old.

Update Bio. 09/24/26. Maxwell's fractures are healing nicely, and he is no longer on crate rest. He has gained a little weight and most importantly, muscle mass. He loves toys and will play with them all day. He is now looking for his forever home. Maxwell needs a quiet home with little to no people traffic since he gets very nervous around people he doesn't know. Someone who is retired or works out of the home would be a perfect match for Maxwell. His previous owner said that he needs to be the only pet in the house. My trainer and I think that he would be okay with another dog his size and age. He does show some alpha behavior towards the puppy in my house.

Maxwell needs to go to an adult only home due to his small size (5 and 1/2 pounds)and previous injuries.

Please fill out an application at uyr.us if you are interested in adopting Maxwell. He is listed under California.

Update Bio:08/24/16. I am so proud of this little guy. He is doing amazingly well, and we are adding a little more distance to his walk every day. He enjoys his walks side by side with Jar-Jar Binks. I usually carry him up the stairs after his walk since I can tell he does not really have the strength after the walk, but he can do it. Dr. Vanessa said that he really does not have any restrictions, but he should not jump up onto or off furniture.

Maxwell feels more and more at home and is turning into a little snuggle buddy. He loves to lay on the couch next to me. He was introduced to watermelon, banana, home cooked chicken with sweet potatoes, carrots, and green beens. He loves it all! He would not touch any fruits when I first got him and would move the watermelon onto his bed and leave it there. Now, he loves it and can't get enough.

He spins around in small circles when he gets exited and is such a joy to have around. His previous owner said that he had to be the only pet in the house, but he proved him wrong. He plays for hours with Roxy, who is 7 months old. She will grab a toy and run around the table with Maxi following close behind. We are having so much fun watching them play. Max and my 7 year old male pretty much ignore each other, while Max and my 7 year old female occasionally get into little arguments, which are easily supervised.

Update Bio: 07/21/16 Maxwell's fractures are healing nicely and he is no longer on crate rest. He has gained a little weight and most importantly muscle mass. He loves toys and will play with them all day. He is now looking for his forever home. Maxwell needs a quiet home with not much people traffic since he gets very nervous around people he doesn't know. A person who is retired or works out of the home would be a perfect match for Maxwell. His previous owner said that he needs to be the only pet in the house. My trainer and I think that he would be okay with another dog his size and age. He does show some alpha behavior towards the puppy in my house.

Maxwell needs to go to an adult only home due to his small size (5 and 1/2 pounds)and previous injuries.

Please fill out an application at uyr.us if you are interested in adopting Maxwell. He is listed under California.

Update 06/27/16: Maxwell is a 5 pound Yorkie being fostered in California. He was surrendered to Lancaster Shelter by his owner after he got hurt. Max is currently recovering from his surgery. He had a FHO on the right and got his staples out last Friday. He will have to go back for X-rays to see how the healing process is coming along in 2 weeks.

Other than wanting to get out of the crate to play with the other dogs, he is a happy little guy and will be ready for his forever home once he is healed.

Update 6/11/16: Great news on Maxi. All he needed done was a Femoral Head Osteotomy on the right hind leg. The surgeon did not want to touch the pelvic fractures since they are healing nicely on their own. There is a small chance he will need the same procedure on the other side in the future due to protecting the healing side when he walks. He is on crate rest and foster mom will try anything to prevent this. He was a very hungry little boy this morning and ate well. His prayer blanket arrived in the mail yesterday and is comforting him. Once he is all healed he will be ready for adoption. So if you are interested in adopting Maxwell I will start looking at applications.

Update 6/10/16: Maxwell needs your prayers today. He is undergoing his bi-lateral pelvic fracture repair which is an extensive surgery. Little Maxwell is a tiny boy so we hope all goes well for him during and after his procedure.

Update Bio 06/02/16: Maxwell is a 10 year old happy little boy who has had a rough life so far. He came to us with bilateral pelvic fractures and he will need extensive surgery to repair them. This surgery can only be done by an orthopedic specialist and the estimate for this complicated procedure is $4500.00. We are undertaking this expense because UYR’s mission is to make sure Maxwell is given the chance to have a full, mobile and pain free life. His surgery is scheduled for June 10 and we desperately need donations to help pay for this procedure.

Your donation is tax deductible and Maxi, his Foster Mom and all UYR thank you.

Initial Bio 05/26/16: Hi everyone. My name is Maxwell. I was an owner surrender at Lancaster Shelter after I got hurt. I am an approximately 10 year old Yorkshire terrier. I was limping with one of my hind legs and didn't want to put any weight on it, so they took some X-rays and it turns out I have a pelvic fracture. Foster Mom will take me to the Dogtor tomorrow. We already know that I will need surgery, so I will not be available for adoption for a while. I am also very skinny and hopefully with some good nutrition and extra feedings I will put on some weight. My surgery will be very expensive so please consider making a donation to help me get well again.

I am a very active and sweet little boy.

We will give updates as soon as Foster Mom gets to know me better.


To date we've spent $2866.61 on Maxwell's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $3099.70 in donations.
Please donate!

For more information, contact my foster parents at: RN4surgery@yahoo.com.

To fill out the adoption application for Maxwell click here.
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Munchkin
California
Munchkin

Munchkin is an 8 pound, 3 year old Yorkie mix boy who is being fostered in Vista, CA

THANK YOU TO MUNCHKIN'S RESCUE ANGELS!

Joy Ann Pack-Travis, Elba Short, Demetrio Amador, Enythe Green, Mimi Arandjelovic, Chantal Filson, Paulette Mahurin, Brigid Walters, Kristina Marshall

Update Bio. 02/20/17. Munchkin is still my little 8 pound ball of energy. With recent weather changes, he has gotten a little itchy, but the small amount of benedryl is helping him not to itch his back. The vet thinks that it is just a seasonal issue that is happening as it is getting warmer with the pollen in the air. He is actually quite well trained now and has a routine in the morning of getting up the other dogs to go out then returning to the bed while I get ready. He knows when it is time to leave, and he corrals the other dogs into the kitchen where they hang out when I go to work. I would almost think he has a little bit of herding dog in him. He is very healthy and loves his treats and love, he is definitely a snuggler. Please email me with any questions. Fi you are interested in adopting Munchkin, just follow the link below to complete the application.

Updated Bio. 02/27/17. Munchkin is doing fantastic!! He is such an active, little guy and loves his new foster brothers. They love to run around and play with each other, so I know he would do really well in a household where there are other little active dogs. As more and more time goes by, Munchkin's bits of anxiety have subsided. He is now welcoming to strangers that come to my home for the first time and even made friends with my neighbor (once he realized that she had treats to give him). He loves attention and really just wants a human snuggle buddy. His health is fantastic and the more time goes by and the less stress he has, his nervous habits of chewing have also gone away. Please email me if you have any questions about Munchkin as we hope to find his forever home soon!! You can also follow the link below to complete an application for adoption if you are interested.

Update Bio. 01/27/16. Munchkin has had an interesting few days!! He was actually adopted and moved to live with his new parents in La Jolla California. He ran into a small problem with his new parents in that they live in a densely populated area, so when he was taken on his walks, there were so many people and so much stimulus, that it stressed him out. Because his new parents were still new to him, they were not able to comfort him simply because he is not used to their voices! They felt it was best to return him to me and given the situation, I feel that his ideal home would be one with a large fenced in yard so that he can run and play outside without being stressed out by strangers at least until he is completely comfortable with his new family and they can offer him the comfort he needs while on walks. Munchkin came back to foster care with two new foster brothers and they are having the best time playing together, so he definitely loves having other small active dogs around. Please email with any questions about this sweet boy or follow the link below to complete an application for adoption.

Update Bio. 12/28/16. Munchkin is doing so great!! He had a wonderful Christmas (although it would have been better if he had found his forever home). His training is going better than I could have hoped, and he is much calmer when he is in a stressful situation. For Christmas, I had my entire family over and when each new group showed up to the house, he was removed from the room and was then introduced to each new person after they were inside. He adjusted to the large crowd wonderfully and was jumping into laps for love and attention from anyone that would give it to him, after just a few minutes. He really does love people and once he knows he can trust you, he will be your best friend. He wants nothing more for the new year then to be adopted to his new forever home so that he can give and the love he has!! Please email me at photo925@aol.com if you have any questions about this sweet boy or follow the link below to complete an application for adoption.

Update Bio. 11/28/16. Hi again everyone!! Munchkin is doing so great. This month he got to work with a trainer and it is going so well. We work together every couple of days and he is learning "touch" and "go to the blanket" Touch is really easy for him and he loves all the treats and attention away from the other dogs. The trainer thinks that once we get his confidence up, he won't get so nervous when in a stressful situation. He has been doing better with meeting new people using the new approach implemented by the trainer. Now, it takes him less than a minute to feel comfortable with new people when he is introduced in the proper way. Munchkin is going to make a fantastic addition to his future forever home. Please email me with any questions and follow the link below if you are interested in adopting Munchkin.

Update Bio. 10/31/16. Munchkin is doing absolutely great!! He is the tiniest ball of energy I have ever come in contact with!! Thank goodness, his foster brother recently taught him the joys of TOYS!! When Munchkin first came to me, he had no clue what to even do with a toy, but once his foster brother was comfortable, he started pulling the toys out of the basket and showing Munchie how much fun they are! Because Munchkin's energy is so high, I would think he will do better in a home that has somewhat younger or more energetic dogs. I have a a senior who is blind and Munchie tries to get him to play by jumping all around him, and he wants nothing to do with it. Munchie does take it in stride though, he stops when I ask him to and moves onto the next thing. We are going to be working with a trainer shortly to work on his aversion to men and getting him more comfortable when meeting new people. Overall, Munchie is really just a ball of love and when I pick him up, he absolutely just melts into you because he loves the affection. Please email with any questions about this sweet boy! If you are interested in adopting Munchkin, please follow the link below to be taken to the application.

Update Bio. 9/30/16: Munchkin (or Munchie as I call him) is doing so well!! He had surgery yesterday to be neutered and is recovering like a champ!! He had his teeth checked also and the vet was so pleased with their condition that he doesn't even need a cleaning right now!! He loves to chew on his bones, so I'm sure that is definitely helping to keep his teeth healthy! Munchkin is absolutely full of energy. While he is submissive to the alpha dog in the house, he and his foster brothers play well together. He love to go for long walks and check out new places. Munchkin has been through a lot in his first three years and he does get nervous when he is meeting new people for the first time (especially men). He has to know he can trust you, but once he knows, he becomes your new best friend. He loves to cuddle both with the other dogs and with foster mom, in fact, he practically melts his body into yours when he is getting his evening pets.

Initial Bio 9/2/16: Hi everyone, My name is Munchkin. I weigh 8 pounds, which is probably a little on the thin side for me. I am a 3 year old Yorkie mix.

Lately, I have been feeling under the weather and was rescued from the shelter yesterday by a nice lady who kept saying that I had kennel cough. Initially, I didn't trust her because I have been through a lot in my 3 years. But I am a softie and would never hurt anyone; So, with the help of treats, I let the nice lady pet me. Next thing I knew, I was getting a BATH! Later that day, after the bath, she took me to the vet! I knew I should not have trusted her! It is probably good that I did because I did have that cough thing she mentioned. The vet said to not worry though, because it's not too severe. With medication, I will be much better in a couple of weeks. In the mean time, I will be getting the much needed rest and relaxation I need to recuperate. Plus, the food here is so much better than the shelter! I eat it all up with no problems!

Once I am better, I will be heading back to the vet to get neutered. Whatever that is, it can't be any worse than that bath was. Feeling a bit tired again, so bye for now. Be on the lookout for more news in a couple of weeks.

Adoption Pending

To date we've spent $245.90 on Munchkin's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $370.07 in donations.
Please donate!

For more information, contact my foster parents at: photo925@aol.com.

To fill out the adoption application for Munchkin click here.
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Florida
Ava

Ava is an adorable 4-year-old Yorkie Mix. She is 12 pounds and so sweet. Ave is being fostered in Clearwater, FL.

THANK YOU TO AVA'S RESCUE ANGELS!

Cynthia Duranti

Initial Bio 4-8-17 Ava just arrived at her foster home. It didn't take Ava long to decide that she would be a daddy's girl and she attached herself to her foster dad. There is no doubt that Ava loves people. She is getting along fine with her fur foster siblings and even playing with them, but it is people she favors.

Ava was great in the car going to her foster home from the shelter where she ended up. She got a nice bath and a little trim and was ready to join the group. It seems Ava may have kennel cough. This is not uncommon for dogs spending time in a shelter to get. It will just take some medication and time and she should be as good as new. She will also be getting some ear ointment to help with a little yeast in her ears. Ava is up to date on all her vaccinations. She will only need her spay and be microchipped, and as soon as her cough is better she will be ready for adoption.

Ava will be seeing the vet for her cough and spay very soon. We will know more about her medical condition after that visit. We are hoping that the vet gives us a good, clean health report for Ava.

Adoption Pending

To date we've spent $208.91 on Ava's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $10.00 in donations.
Please donate!

For more information, contact my foster parents at: Shall@catchthemquick.com.

To fill out the adoption application for Ava click here.
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Cooper the Cutie!
Florida
Cooper

Cooper is a male yorkie who is believed to be 1 year old and currently weighs a skinny 3.4 lbs. He is being fostered in Orlando, FL.

THANK YOU TO COOPER'S RESCUE ANGELS!

Patricia Lipkin

UPDATED BIO 04//23/2017: Cooper decided to write his own update, and here’s what he had to say……

Hi, I'm Cooper. I'm one of new kids at UYR. I was rescued from Orange County Animal Services and unfortunately, there is no history on me and I don’t remember much about my past life ‘cuz it wasn’t very happy. I weighed 3.4 lbs when I was taken to Animal Services, and they thought I was about 1 year old. The dogtor thinks my healthy weight would be between 4-5 lbs. My new dogtor thinks I may be just a little older, but I wouldn't let her look at my teeth - grrrr. Maybe when I see her again next week, I'll be a little more cooperative.

I lost a little weight after my Foster Mom rescued me because my tummy wasn't feeling right and I was coughing and sneezing. The dogtor gave me two antibiotics and some special food and I'm feeling much better now. Hopefully, I've gained back a little weight, too. Keep your fingers crossed. I have to gain at least another pound before I can be neutered. So, it might take a few months before I'm ready to go to my new home.

I like to play with my toys and if you lay on the floor with me, I'll be all over you. I walk well on the leash, but sometimes I'm a little stubborn and my Foster Mom has to carry me. I like car rides, but I tend to be a little fidgety. I'm not completely house-trained and my Foster Mom is helping me learn how to be a better houseguest. Everyone has to remember that I'm still a young pup and need help learning the rules. I'll learn, I promise.

When I went to my Foster Mom's home, there were two other fur sisters. They're much bigger than me, but I don't hold that against them. One of the sisters was adopted a few days after I arrived. I was so happy for her. The other sister is my Foster Mom's dog, so I know I'll have a friend while I wait for my furever home.

I am such a sweet little guy and I like everyone. I'll start wagging my little tail and end up wagging my whole body. Hey, it happens when you only weigh 3lbs! I think I would do best in a new home where I won't be left alone for long periods of time. I like to be around my people. I would like to have a fur playmate close to my age and size to play with since I’m still a young’n and love to play.

Could that home be yours?

Initial Bio 4-18-17 Cooper just arrived today, He is such a little fellow. Cooper will need to gain at least a pound before he can be adopted. His ideal weight needs to be between 4-5 pounds. He will need his neuter too, but at this time he is too thin to have that done. He also needs a dental and will need to have a baby tooth removed.

Cooper is just so sweet. He is already getting along with the other dogs in the home and trying to play with them. He is still unsure of everything else, though. Cooper has a long way to go but this sweet puppy will be given the best of care. Please follow Cooper's progress because the best is yet to come.


To date we've spent $55.22 on Cooper's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $100.00 in donations.
Please donate!

For more information, contact my foster parents at: yorkiemom1952@gmail.com.

To fill out the adoption application for Cooper click here.
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Ginger the Puppy - adorable!
Florida
Ginger

Ginger is a beautiful 15-month-old yorkie-poo puppy. She is 8.9 pounds of adorableness. Ginger is being fostered in Seminole, FL.

THANK YOU TO GINGER'S RESCUE ANGELS!

Linda Roggenburg

UPDATED BIO 04/26/2017: Ginger is doing well in her foster home, although it is evident she didn’t have much training in her former home. Because her former owner was older, it was difficult for her to train a rambunctious puppy like Ginger. She doesn’t come when called, and when Foster Mom tries to pick her up, she will run away from her. She is affectionate, but a little shy. She does love to cuddle in bed and will jump onto the sofa to sit next to Foster Mom.

In Ginger’s previous home, her owner stated that Ginger barked a lot; so far, Ginger will bark when someone comes to the door, and if she sees the squirrels, but other than that, she is very quiet. Because Ginger is still a puppy, she really enjoys playing with toys. Ginger is a smart little girlie, and she is totally house-trained. Because Ginger is a very active puppy, she would probably love having another young doggie companion to play with in her forever home. It would also be a big bonus if her new home had a fenced-in backyard so that she could expend her puppy energy by bounding around outside; she also likes to go on long walks. No condo living for this bundle of energy! Could your home be perfect for this adorable little puppy girlie?

INITIAL BIO 04/18/2017: Ginger is still in her puppy days. And like all puppies she has lots of energy and needs a way to let it all out. Ginger was sadly surrendered by her owner because she did not do well with condo living. Ginger likes to bark, and she will bark a lot. Whenever the phone or doorbell rang she would bark and kept it up for a long time. She got feisty when her former owner tried to restrain her when someone came into the home. Poor Ginger, neighbors were complaining about her, and her former mom was told Ginger had to go. Ginger's former mom knew that Ginger needed a home where she would get more exercise. She wanted her to have the opportunity to run around in a yard, and be taken for the long walks she loved. She also knew Ginger needed training to help her with appropriate manners when the phone rang or someone came to the door.

Ginger's foster parents are going to be working with Ginger on appropriate behavior. She has adjusted well in her foster home and like most puppies, loves playing with her foster parents and their little senior yorkie girlie, who is the princess of the home and is taking Ginger “under her wing” so that she understands who’s the boss. Ginger gladly accepts the role of the new kid on the block.

Ginger’s foster parents will make sure she has the chance to get enough exercise so that she won't entertain herself with barking for attention. Ginger is a smart little girl. She will learn and one day she will make someone the best puppy friend ever.

Because Ginger is a very active puppy, her perfect home would be one in which she had a fenced-in backyard so that she could expend her puppy energy, and one where she was taken for long walks. No condo living for this bundle of energy! Ginger would probably enjoy the companionship and play-time with children older than 12 years old. Watch Ginger's progress as she learns her manners and becomes ready for her perfect forever home. She will be seeing the vet soon, so watch for an update on sweet Ginger.


To date we've spent $0 on Ginger's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $50.00 in donations.
Please donate!

For more information, contact my foster parents at: Meic@tampabay.rr.com.

To fill out the adoption application for Ginger click here.
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Jerry - too cute!

Jerry - too cute x2!
Florida
Jerry

Jerry is a little 8-year-old male Yorkie who only weighs 5.6 pounds. Jerry is being fostered in Orlando, FL.

THANK YOU TO JERRY'S RESCUE ANGELS!

Wendy Fuhrmaneck, Regina Brantley, Christine Flaherty

UPDATED BIO 04-25-2017: Little Jerry has been in his foster home for a month now and is slowly coming around. It is so apparent and heartbreaking that this sweet little guy has endured so much neglect in his lifetime, followed by being dumped on the street like a piece of trash – no animal deserves this. Most people would think Jerry would be bitter and sad … but no, not Jerry - he is the sweetest little soul. He is one of the smartest and toughest little guys Foster Mom has ever seen.

This precious fella still has a long road ahead of him though. He just recovered from pneumonia, which prevented him from having any surgery. He did have an ultrasound and additional labs. The ultrasound revealed that his liver is enlarged and the vet prescribed 4 different medications in the hopes his liver will recuperate and return to a normal size. In addition to the worrisome mass on his chest, Jerry also has severe dental disease and luxating patellas.

Jerry’s vet visits, ultrasound and labs/medications have been quite costly and he has just started on his journey to better health and a happy, pain-free life. UYR is blessed to have many Angels who donate to our foster dogs’ medical expenses so that we can continue to help little dogs like Jerry. If you can help out, even a little bit, with Jerry’s medical bills, it would be so appreciated. You will receive a special “thank you” from this sweet fella.

Initial Bio 3-25-17: Little Jerry was found on the streets and taken to the county shelter. He remained in the shelter for a week hoping his owners would come find him. They never came. Little Jerry had two families wanting to adopt this sweet boy, but when they saw his medical issues they decided they couldn't make him their forever dog. So Jerry became a United Yorkie Rescue dog today, where he will receive the care and medical attention he so badly needs.

Jerry has a mass on his chest and occasionally limps on his rear legs. The shelter said he has luxating patellas which need to be looked at by a vet. He also had dental disease. It is the mass in his chest, however, that is most concerning. Jerry has a vet appointment on Monday and his vet is going to give him a thorough check up. We are expecting that the mass will have to be removed and hopefully it will not be found to be cancerous. He will also need his teeth taken care of and we expect that he will probably lose some teeth during the surgery. We are hoping his knees are not bad enough that they require patella surgery, but the vet will let us know more about that.

Jerry's care will be costly, and we are asking our Angels to come through for him and donate to the sweet little boy's care. We will know more about Jerry and what he will have to go through to get healthy on Monday. Jerry won't be ready for adoption until he is medically ready to go. His surgeries will probably include the mass removal, dental, possible patella surgery, and his neuter.

Please come back soon to find out what the vet had to say about little Jerry.


To date we've spent $591.00 on Jerry's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $35.00 in donations.
Please donate!

For more information, contact my foster parents at: jpopeharris@yahoo.com.

To fill out the adoption application for Jerry click here.
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Lexi in her foster home
Florida
Lexi

Lexi is 10 years old and weighs 9 lbs; she is being fostered in St. Augustine, FL.

THANK YOU TO LEXI'S RESCUE ANGELS!

Aileen Welch, Aileen Welch, Patricia Santucci

UPDATED BIO 04/17/2017: It has only been a few days since Lexi’s latest update, but she is making such steady progress that her Foster Mom was anxious to let everyone know how she is doing. Lexi is proving herself to be a very brave little yorkie girlie who is slowly learning to trust humans again after being not-so-gently treated in her former home.

Lexi truly loves her walks and runs around in circles and gets excited when she knows it is time to go on a walk. She has managed to jump up on foster mom’s legs to let her know she wants to sit on her lap. Foster mom was patiently waiting for Lexi to tell her when she was ready. And Lexi was ready, which made her foster mom very happy.

Lexi allowed foster mom to take her harness off and on, which is a huge step, but foster mom took her time and was very gentle and praised Lexi during the process. It gets better….. when bedtime came last night, Lexi was jumping to get on the foster parents’ bed instead of curling up in one of the doggie beds on the floor where she had been previously sleeping. Once picked up and placed in the people bed, she snuggled right in and slept soundly all night.

Lexi is slowly becoming less fearful as she realizes that human hands can be trusted. She behaves nicely when meeting people and dogs on her walks and foster mom makes sure to tell everyone not to reach out to her quite yet. It’s obvious that Lexi loves her foster parents and gets along just great with the other dogs in the home. She is making herself very comfortable and every day steady improvement is being seen. If Lexi feels overwhelmed, she calms herself by going into the bedroom and will quietly rest in one of the beds. But most of the time, she likes to be with the rest of the family.

Lexi is trusting at her own pace, and once she feels comfortable that she is safe and loved, she will make a loving companion for the right gentle and quiet household. Her Foster Mom & Dad are very, very proud of this brave little warrior princess.

UPDATED BIO 04/14/2017: Lexi has landed safely into the protective haven of a loving and compassionate UYR foster home. This little princess has obviously been traumatized in her recent past. Lexi’s former family dropped her off at a vet’s office and requested that she be euthanized since she was nipping at the children in the home and having accidents in the house.

Lexi spent a few days at the vet to have her vaccinations updated and she also received a much-needed dental. The staff observed her during this time and noted that she was terrified of just about everything and everyone who was working so diligently to help her overcome her fears.

Lexi appears to be a very frightened little soul due to potential abuse in her previous home. Once she landed in the loving arms of her Foster Mom, she calmed down and was happy to meet her foster brother and sisters. Foster Mom gave her freedom to explore her new home and surroundings in a calm and quiet manner.

Because of her obvious recent trauma, it is best to allow her to approach her new family in her own time, and she is being quietly allowed the space and time she needs to get adjusted back into the life she so richly deserves. She still has a fearful composure at times, but she will be given all the time she needs to feel comfortable and safe in her new environment.

Lexi is a very special little girl and it will take a while for her to become comfortable and trusting in her foster home. She loves her walks and being outdoors, enjoying the freedom of the fresh air and the oh-so-wonderful outside smells. We will continue to work with her and give her love and space and reassurance, so that she will soon learn that she can trust humans again. Her foster parents are dedicated and determined to allow Lexi all the time she needs to readjust to the life of a beloved companion. They are willing to put in whatever time is needed to accomplish this.

If you are interested in following Lexi’s journey, please stay tuned. We are hopeful that each day will be full of wonderful doggie adventures and happier times for this sad and emotionally fragile little girlie so that she will soon forget her past life and experience enjoying her bright future.

PLEASE NOTE: Due to suspected abuse from children in her previous home, Lexi will ONLY be adopted into an adult household, and one that will never ever crate her again.

Initial bio 4/10/17 Lexi was brought into a vet clinic to be euthanized by her former owners. The vet looked at her and saw what seemed to be a nice, healthy little dog. Her formers owners said she was marking throughout the house and having a hard time getting along with the children in the home. She had tried to nip at them when they wanted to play with her by chasing her all over the house. When the staff at the vet clinic asked the former owners, if they could find a rescue to take her, would they be willing surrender her to the clinic to do that. Thank goodness they agreed. And so Lexi became a United Yorkie Rescue pup. Lexis is currently at the vet clinic getting her vaccinations, dental, blood work, and anything else she may medically need done, as she has not had any veterinary care in several years. The clinic staff said Lexi is very sweet. She sat nicely on everyone's lap and gave lots of kisses to whoever had her on their lap.

Lexi will arrive at her foster home in the next day or so, after her short stay at the clinic, and at that time her information will be updated and a picture of this little girl will be posted. Please check back soon.

Although we don’t know much about Lexi yet, we do know she has been given her second chance at life, and United Yorkie Rescue is determined to make sure it will be a good life.

Adoption Pending

To date we've spent $1150.68 on Lexi's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $499.01 in donations.
Please donate!

For more information, contact my foster parents at: psantucci789@gmail.com.

To fill out the adoption application for Lexi click here.
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Mikey - very handsome!

Mikey says "I love my baths!"
Florida
Mikey

Mikey is only about 4 years old and weighs 7.5 pounds. He is being fostered in Orlando, FL.

THANK YOU TO MIKEY'S RESCUE ANGELS!

John Sauser, Scott Savlov, Michael McCarthy, Sandra Wendt, Karry Rogers, Sandra Wendt, Phyllis Silverstein, Regina Brantley

UPDATED BIO 04/21/201717: Despite a rough start of being tied to a tree and abandoned at an apartment complex, Mikey is a bouncy, loving and funny boy who is ready for his forever home! He is a smart, comical love bug that loves nothing better than to spend time on the screened-in patio, either sunning himself or guarding the property. Because of that, a fenced backyard or screened-in area is a must for his forever family to have. After being in his foster home for over 6 months, his Foster Mom has determined that he would do best as an only dog. Foster Mom is not sure how he is with cats.

Mikey’s other favorite pastimes are cuddling on his person's lap; sometimes on his back for tummy rubs, playing fetch and going for walks. He loves being close to his people and follows Foster Mom everywhere. He sleeps in bed and is the best cuddler. He loves his walks, although he is still leash-reactive, but is getting better. “Leash-reactive” means that Mikey is on high alert when seeing another dog while walking and reacts strongly by barking and lunging. This is based on fear, not aggression. He is getting better and with further training and an understanding and patient forever parent, this may likely resolve.

Mikey is house-trained. Foster Mom taught him to sit, stay, come and touch and he learned these commands very quickly – what a smart boy. He loves to learn and responds well. He is very active and alert, but calms down nicely.

Because of his small size, Mikey would do well with children over the age of 14.

UPDATED BIO 03/15/2017: Despite a rough start of being tied to a tree and abandoned at an apartment complex, Mikey is a bouncy, loving and funny boy who is ready for his forever home! He is a smart, comical love bug that loves nothing better than to spend time on the screened-in patio, either sunning himself or guarding the property. Because of that, a fenced backyard is a huge plus for his forever family to have.

Mikey’s other favorite pastimes are cuddling on his person's lap; sometimes on his back for tummy rubs, playing fetch and going for walks. He loves being close to his people and follows foster mom everywhere. He sleeps in bed and is the best cuddler. He loves his walks, although he is still leash-reactive but is getting better. “Leash-reactive” means that Mikey is on high alert when seeing another dog while walking and reacts strongly by barking and lunging. This is based on fear, not aggression. He is getting better and with further training and an understanding and patient forever parent, this may resolve.

Mikey loves his foster sister and his foster mom thinks that he would do best with a female companion in the home, or to be the only dog. He is almost 100% house-trained – what a smart boy! Foster mom taught him to sit, stay, come and touch and he learned these commands very quickly. He loves to learn and responds well. He is very active and alert, but calms down nicely.

PLEASE NOTE: Because of Mikey’s small size, he will only be adopted into a home with children over the age of 14. No exceptions.

UPDATED BIO 02/14/2017: Mikey is a bouncy, loving, athletic and funny boy who is ready for his forever home! He is a smart, comical love bug that loves nothing better than to spend time on the screened-in patio, either sunning himself or guarding the property. Because of that, a backyard is a must-have for Mikey’s forever home.

Mikey’s other favorite pastimes are cuddling on his person's lap, playing fetch with his 2 favorite toys and going for walks. He loves his walks, although he is still leash-reactive but is getting better. He is on high alert while seeing another dog while walking and reacts strongly by barking and lunging, especially at larger dogs. This is based on fear, not aggression. With further training and an understanding and patient forever parent, this may resolve.

Mikey is a very active young dog, but settles down nicely. He would be a perfect candidate for agility training, so if you have always to do that with your doggie, then Mikey would be a perfect match. Mikey loves his foster sister and his Foster Mom thinks that he would do best with a friendly and sweet female companion in the home, or he would be happy to be an only dog.

Mikey is almost 100% house-trained. Foster Mom taught him to sit, stay, come and touch and he learned these commands very quickly. He loves to learn and responds well – what a smart little boy!

UPDATED BIO 01-15-2017: Mikey is a bouncy, loving and funny boy who is ready for his forever home! He is a smart, comical love bug that loves nothing better than to spend time on the screened-in patio, either sunning himself or guarding the property. Because of that, a backyard is a huge plus.

Mikey’s other favorite pastimes are cuddling on his person's lap, playing fetch and going for walks. He loves his walks, although he is still leash-reactive but is getting better. He is on high alert while seeing another dog while walking and reacts strongly by barking and lunging, especially at larger dogs. This is based on fear, not aggression. With further training and an understanding and patient forever parent, this may resolve.

Mikey loves his foster sister and his foster mom thinks that he would do best with a female companion in the home, or to be the only dog. He is almost 100% house-trained. Foster mom taught him to sit, stay, come and touch and he learned these commands very quickly. He loves to learn and responds well.

He would be considered for homes with responsible children over 10 years old. If you want a cuddle bug, that will make you laugh, Mikey is your man!

UPDATED BIO 12-13-2016: Mikey is a happy, bouncy little guy who just wants attention and love, in spite of the past neglect in his young life, He gets along well with his foster sister, walks well on a leash and rides nicely in the car. Mikey’s foster parents have been working with him on his house-training and are happy to report that he is almost 100% house- trained. What a smart boy!

Mikey’s former owners apparently didn’t spend much time training him in any manner, and that is also evident when he goes on walks and encounters other dogs.

Mikey is very leash reactive. This means that he is conflicted about or fearful of other dogs when he encounters another dog while he is on-leash. In other words, when he sees another dog while walking on a leash he reacts negatively by lunging and barking. His Foster Mom is working with him on this issue. Mikey is a smart little boy and with repetition and perhaps a slightly different type of head harness, this behavior can be resolved.

Mikey’s perfect home would be one where he has a kind and calm family who understands that something that happened to him in the past has made him react fearfully when on-leash. Foster Mom taught him to sit and come very quickly, so he learns quickly, but needs the right type of owner that understands him, and why he is reactive on-leash. Mikey is very athletic and curious about his surroundings, so a fenced backyard would be a plus. Because he loves to be active, Mikey may be a great candidate for Agility Training. This will also build his confidence with himself and other dogs.

He is not afraid of anything and is very comical.

Mikey sleeps nicely in a crate in his foster home, but Foster Mom thinks that he would love to cuddle in bed at night with his humans. He loves to play with toys and is a very good watchdog. He loves nothing more than to be with his people. He follows Foster Mom and Dad everywhere and loves to be held and kissed and, of course, have his belly rubbed as he lays on his back. He will be available to go to his new family by Christmas. Could your family be the perfect home for sweet Mikey?

NOTE: Mikey would do best in a home with with calm and responsible children over the age of 10.

Initial Bio 11-15-16 This sweet, loving boy was abandoned and neglected until United Yorkie Rescue took him in. He was full of fleas. He has some hair loss on his back from the flea bites. He also has hard scabs from where fleas had already attacked him. He is now on antibiotics and flea medication. He should be fully recovered from this in a few weeks. Mikey is not yet neutered. He will need a dental and the rest of his vaccinations. That will happen pretty soon and by the beginning of the new year Mikey will be ready for his forever home.

Mikey has only been in his foster home a very short time, but his foster parents have already seen what a sweet, affectionate, cuddle pup he is. He loves to sit on their lap and give kisses. They believe he is house trained. He walks nicely on a leash and did great in the car. He will go into his crate, but would prefer to be with his people. He is getting along fine with his foster sister.

Mikey is just the cutest fellow ever. Wouldn't this special boy make the right family's New Year a very happy one?

Could that family by you?


To date we've spent $1162.21 on Mikey's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $425.00 in donations.
Please donate!

For more information, contact my foster parents at: robinnora442@gmail.com.

To fill out the adoption application for Mikey click here.
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Nemo now!

Yup. I am cute all right.
Florida
Nemo

Nemo is a little Yorkie boy who is approximately 6 years old. He weighs 9.5 pounds. Nemo is being fostered in West Palm Beach, FL.

THANK YOU TO NEMO'S RESCUE ANGELS!

Irene and Peter Havas in memory of Buddy, Vanessa and Pepe, Nestor Sanchez, Edward Guise, Nestor Sanchez, Sandra Wendt, Wendy Fuhrmaneck, Regina Brantley

UPDATED BIO 04/17/2017: If you are looking for a tiny, high-strung, yappy, Yorkie watch dog that lets you know when the wind blows - keep scrolling - Nemo is not for you! On the other hand, if you are looking for a friendly, mellow, happy-go-lucky secure little dude who is content snoozing on the couch chewing a bone and can't be bothered to bark when his foster mommy and daddy come home, then please hit “pause” and take a few minutes to read Nemo's bio so that you can appreciate how far this little fella has come.

Nemo was rescued from a local shelter in dreadful condition, abandoned by his previous owners likely due to some very manageable medical conditions. You see, Nemo has a tendency to produce excess yeast, and this itchy condition causes his skin to thicken and his hair to fall out, resulting in the poor little fella being half-naked. Well, that was way back in September when he first came into UYR, but now with some anti-fungal medication and regular baths, Nemo is looking like a normal little adorable Yorkie. He still has some rough patches where his hair has not grown in all the way, but this does not stop him from being a handsome little dude. We can't all look perfect like Brad Pitt now, can we?

Nemo is living in his foster home with several cats and other Yorkies and has adjusted to his animal house-mates very well. But, since he is pretty mellow, he has made it clear he doesn't approve of other animals who act out in a childish way, like growling excessively or running about like a lunatic. He would be best in a home as an only dog or with other animals that know how to behave themselves. Nemo has also learned very nice manners in his foster home, thanks to the determination and dedication of his foster mom. He has learned basic commands such as: sit, stay, wait, come, no. He patiently waits for his food until his name is called (which is always last) and he now knows to sit when his bowl is put down. He also knows he has to sit when getting a bone, and that his name must be called out before he can take it, although that can be a bit more challenging. Nemo is also made to sit when his leash is attached. Another command Nemo has learned is "watch me". He has a bit of a Napoleon complex when it comes to dogs he doesn't know on his walks, and dogs that bark at him, so by saying "watch me" and giving him a treat, it helps keep his attention focused. (Click on the video at the end to see Nemo in action after learning the “watch me” command.) It’s obvious that Nemo was not a spoiled dog in his former home, so he never whines about anything, he is just happy he is in a loving home and getting regular meals. He sleeps in a little bed on the floor at night next to his people, even though his foster siblings sleep in the people bed.

Nemo does have some minor medical issues, which are manageable. One is the excess yeast his body produces. He is on a hypoallergenic food to help combat this, as it is believed this is a result of food allergies. The cost of this food is comparable to any other premium dog food. Thankfully, he is a little dog, so the food lasts a long time and Nemo is not a fussy eater at all. He also has weekly medicated baths. He is a mellow guy, and while he doesn't love his baths, he tolerates them. Nemo takes two monthly medications – one is Apoquel, a medication which calms the itching from the excess yeast. Note: The monthly cost of the Apoquel is approximately $30. Nemo also has a condition called Diabetes Insipidus, more commonly referred to as "water diabetes". It is NOT related to sugar diabetes at all, and it is not life- threatening. However, his pituitary gland does not work properly, and it does not tell his brain he has had enough to drink, so he drinks excessively. For this condition, Nemo takes Desmopressin, a medication which lets him know he doesn't have to drink so much water. Note: The monthly cost of this medication is approximately $30.00. He gets this 2x a day and it helps him tremendously. Because of his frequent water intake, Nemo does need to be let out about every 3 - 4 hours, and he does best with walks 2x a day to help empty his bladder. For this reason, his perfect home would be one that has at least one stay-at-home parent to keep him on this schedule.

Reaching out to a very special family - if you have a big, kind and understanding heart and think Nemo might just be the little dude for you, please don’t turn away from this little nugget. He has been in his foster home now for 7 months, and although his foster parents adore him, he deserves a forever home where he knows he will never, ever have to leave. The extra expense of Nemo’s medications is allowing him to live a happy and healthy life, and this little character is so worth it! He will reward you with proper puppy manners and a lot of happy entertainment. It is very likely that the reason Nemo was surrendered to the shelter was because of his minor medical issues. Let’s don’t allow life to let him down again – we know that the perfect forever home is out there for this precious little fella – please don’t turn away from him because of his medical issues. Just like some “high maintenance” people who absolutely deserve love, Nemo so richly deserves love and a forever family, too. And we can only surmise that Brad Pitt isn’t perfect, either.

See video of Nemo on a walk doing his "Watch Me" walk @ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yKPHe-_-4Po

UPDATED BIO 03/17/2017: I'm Nemo and I'm totally adorable. I may have a few itty bitty medical issues, but they are controlled with medication - you can read more below. I've come a really long way since UYR rescued me. I'm a mellow, friendly yorkie boy looking for my fur ever home. I get along with good-natured dogs and cats and my perfect home would have at least one stay-at-home parent so I can be taken out regularly. My foster mom has taught me good manners and I don't bark a lot! I have a ton of love to give to my new family - could it be you?

UPDATED BIO 2/20/2017: Nemo came to us from a local shelter, very neglected and in poor shape. However, with a lot of love, food, vet care, medicated baths and RX medication, he is doing so much better! Because of his neglect, Nemo developed an over- abundance of yeast which resulted in yeast dermatitis, a condition where he not only lost his hair, but his skin turned black and thickened. It's a simple enough condition to control, but with neglect, it spiraled into a severe condition. He is now on an oral pill and medicated baths, which have helped him grow back his hair. Most of his hair is back, but it can still take several more months for it to fully return. At that time the oral pill can be discontinued.

Nemo also has something called Diabetes Insipidus, also known as "water diabetes", It's a condition where his pituitary gland does not function properly and does not tell his brain he has had enough to drink. He is on medication for this and we believe we have found the appropriate dosage. This is a medication he needs to be on for the rest of his life, otherwise he will drink excess water and urinate it out frequently. He is house -trained, but does need to be let out in a timely manner, and does best with at a morning and evening walk.

Nemo was also not terribly well-trained or socialized with other animals when we first got him, something we typically see with these rescue dogs. He has adjusted very well to his fur siblings, both canine and feline. He would do best in a home where the other animals were low-key and not high- strung. He has also learned to sit and a command called "watch me". Like many untrained dogs, Nemo liked to fence fight with the dogs in the neighborhood that charge their fence and bark at him. He has been doing "watch me" for about a month and a half, and while not perfect, he is showing much less interest in the other dogs and paying more attention to his foster mom. We are very proud of the progress he has made.

Nemo is a very sweet and humble little dog that had a rough start to life. He has a lot of love to give, and adores both his foster mommy and daddy equally. He is very playful, and loves to fetch, as well as quietly chew on bones and squeaky toys. He is fairly low key and doesn't bark much, and is friendly with strangers. He still is not used to dogs he doesn't know well, or that are also being walked, and would do best not being brought to a dog park. Nemo’s ideal home would be one with a fenced in yard, mellow animals if there are other pets, and someone who would be available to let him out several times a day.

See video of Nemo on a walk doing "Watch Me" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yKPHe-_-4Po

UPDATED BIO 1/10/2017: Nemo is an adorable 5-7 year old, 9.5 lb male yorkie who is being fostered in West Palm Beach.

Little Nemo has not always had a great life. In his previous life, he was very, very neglected. His little body developed an over-abundance of yeast – the condition is called yeast dermatitis. This condition resulted in severe hair loss and itchy dry skin, which was very uncomfortable for poor Nemo. If not treated in a timely manner, it will develop into what is commonly called "elephant skin" - a condition where his skin becomes very wrinkled, thickened and black.

Through frequent medicated baths, special food and oral anti-fungal pills, Foster Mom has been steadily working to correct this condition. And there’s good news - we have been rewarded with renewed hair growth and he looks so much better than he did when he came into rescue. However, not all of his body has responded, resulting in continued bald spots.

Nemo went to the vet 01/09 for a follow-up visit, and the vet stated it might take months or longer to see complete re-growth of his hair. The excess yeast in his body also makes him quite itchy, so he has chewed off some areas where his hair had re-grown. Sometimes Foster Mom will give him a little anti-itching pill called Apoquel for this. The vet suggested putting him in an e-collar would also help him from chewing himself. We haven't done that yet, however.

The excess yeast has also caused Nemo to develop an ear infection in his ears. Both his ears were flushed with a ketoconazole solution at the vet today, and he is getting eardrops 2x daily now. We were initially hoping that once his hair came back in, that would be the end of his skin issues. However, we feel now that once Nemo recovers, this excess yeast production will be a chronic issue. Hopefully he can be maintained with 2 or 3 medicated baths a month, and weekly ear-flushing. Right now, he is on a skin support food, but he most likely has allergies, so he might be better off on a hypoallergenic food.

Nemo also has been diagnosed with Diabetes Insipidus - commonly referred to as "water diabetes". In simple terms, this is a condition where the pituitary gland does not tell the brain it has had enough to drink, causing excess thirst, drinking and urination. He has been on a medication for this, but unfortunately we have not seen any positive results yet. We have increased the dosage once, and we just increased it a 2nd time. We should know within two weeks whether this is enough. If this doesn't work, it could be possible he is unable to absorb the medication through his intestines, and another option would be optic drops.

Nemo is house-trained, but because he drinks so much and so often, he has to frequently urinate, sometimes as much as every hour. He is not great at letting his Foster Mommy know he has to go out unfortunately, and she has to be diligent and take him out every 60 to 90 minutes or he may have an accident in the house.

Despite Nemo's health issues - which really sound more overwhelming that they are, he is such a great little nugget. He is not high-strung at all, and can snooze on the sofa or chew on a bone or toy for hours. He is very sweet and gentle with people, and will let you take his food bowl or even a bone out of his mouth.

Like all dogs, he loves his walks, and really needs exercise at least once a day, 2x would be optimal. If you are searching for a walking pal, Nemo would make a great partner. He likes to stop and sniff like all dogs, but he doesn't dilly- dally and can walk pretty far at a good pace. He is out-going and friendly and greets people by standing on his hind legs to say ‘hello’.

Nemo was a bit shy when he first got to his foster home, but now that he feels safe, he is more out-going with strangers, both on the street and those who come into his house; he is always looking for a little pat. He gets along with his pack for the most part, but he clearly was not socialized in his previous life and will bark and lunge at other dogs, whether on his walk or at the vets. We have been correcting him, but haven't gotten through to him yet, so he is not a dog that can be trusted around dogs he doesn't know.

Nemo does have a strong prey drive which is inherent in the Yorkshire Terrier breed. He wants to chase any birds he sees (like the Ibis that like to gather in the street), an outside cat or a squirrel. He would do best in a house with a laid- back dog that doesn't bark or growl much, and in a house with either no cats, or an older, secure cat that doesn't run around. He can also never be trusted off-leash as we believe he would take off after a little animal if he saw one since his prey drive is so high.

Nemo is still not quite ready to go to a forever home, but we are taking adoption applications for him. We were hoping he would be ready in January, but now we are looking at February or March. We feel he has enough hair re-growth to be groomed, but we are currently playing phone tag with our groomer. Please check back in the coming weeks to see a picture of a well-groomed Nemo!

UPDATED BIO 12/06/2016: Nemo is an adorable 5-7 year old male yorkie that is being fostered in West Palm Beach. He's a tall and lean dude, weighing about 9.5 lbs.

Nemo came to UYR from a local shelter and it was immediately obvious that he was very neglected in his previous home. He clearly had some health issues since much of his hair was missing and his skin was thickened and had an awful odor. After seeing the vet, it was determined that this condition was caused by an over-abundance of yeast production, probably due to some kind of allergy. Since he has been in UYR, he's been on a special diet, as well as oral medication, and is getting medicated baths - Nemo has had a huge improvement in his skin condition! He is no longer scratching non stop, which left his skin raw and bleeding, and his hair has started to fill in. Oh, and best of all, he is no longer a stinky little boy …… Nemo still has a long way to go, however, and probably won't be available for adoption until early February, 2017.

Nemo is house-trained; however, he drinks a lot of water, and that water has to come out one way or another, whether a person is there to let him out or not, so he is having accidents in the house. He has had a number of tests run, and has recently been diagnosed with "Diabetes Insipidus" (http://www.merckvetmanual.com/mvm/endocrine_system/the_pituitary_gland/diabetes_insipidus.html), which is often called “water diabetes). This condition is not related to sugar diabetes, but is an issue with the pituitary gland, causing him to be unable to regulate his thirst, so he feels extreme thirst and can drink a whole bowl of water at a time. He has just started a medication that hopefully will control this problem. If this medication works for him, he will need to stay on it for the rest of his life.

Nemo is really a little sweetheart. He is great with people, and is one of the few dogs you can remove a bone from his mouth without him growling or snapping. The shelter said he was 6 or 7, but we feel he is younger by how he acts. Even though he does not bite at all, he is a bit “mouthy” like a puppy and will chew on his person’s hand if you let him – it’s highly likely in his previous home that he was “encouraged” to do this – that’s a BIG no-no! Nemo loves chew bones, squeaky toys and walks. He's a pretty laid back and well-behaved little dude and can snooze all day, or he is always up to going out for playtime or a walk.

Nemo gets along with his foster brothers and sister, but he does have some resource guarding. For him, this means if he is on the couch with his people, and one of the other dogs or cats jumps up, he gets a bit upset and his foster parents have to intervene. They will correct him and tell him No! and keep the other animals away from him, and he calms down. He can be adopted into a home with other animals, but it would be helpful if his adopter does have experience with resource guarding. He also inhales his food and likes to try to eat the other dogs’ food, which does not go over so well, so he does need to be separated during meal time. He sleeps in his little bed next to his foster parents, and doesn't whine at all.

Nemo does not seem to have been socialized with other animals in his former life. He loves his walks, but he barks at other dogs, especially if they are barking and acting aggressive toward him. His foster parents are correcting him when this happens, but it can take months to change this behavior. Repetition is the key to being successful, so a home with an experienced owner would be preferred. When Nemo meets another dog, it is preferred that he is introduced slowly. He will be fine with a dog that is mellow and socialized, but he still has a tendency to be reactive if another dog is anxious or barking. This will change with immediate correction, which is being done in the foster home and will need to continue in his adoptive home.

Check back again in the New Year to see how Nemo's progress is going!

Updated bio 10-20-16 Nemo has no appetite issues and has gained some needed weight since he has been in his foster home. He now weighs 9.5 lbs., and we think this is a good weight for him. Nemo found himself at a local shelter and because of a neglected skin condition, was not able to be adopted out to the public, so UYR stepped up to help the little guy.

Nemo had been sick ever since he came from the shelter. He initially had kennel cough and a UTI. He is feeling better, but he still is drinking a lot of water, so we are going to have some further tests run on him. He went to the vet yesterday, and he is now on some oral medication to help with all the extra yeast rampaging his little body. He has been getting baths about 3 times a week, and we are beginning to see some improvement in the condition of his skin with some hair regrowth, though it will take time for his condition to fully improve. Nemo got a new shampoo and he is now on prescription food. We are hoping this will help him continue to heal.

Nemo still has a long way to go before he is ready to be adopted. Please keep checking back to follow his journey.

Nemo: Updated Bio 10/4/2016: Meet Nemo! Nemo is an approximately 5-7 year old Yorkie boy. He weighs a skinny 8.5 lbs. Nemo is being fostered in West Palm Beach, FL.

Poor little Nemo has been a very sick little puppy. He has a terrible yeast infection all over his body, which has caused his skin to thicken and the loss of hair on his body. To add insult to injury he picked up kennel cough at the shelter and has been curled up on the couch for almost 2 weeks. At one point he didn't want to eat for 2 days. However, with the help of Doxycycline antibiotics he is feeling much better. He actually played with a toy for the first time yesterday, and today was the first time he got off the couch to greet his foster mom when she came home. Originally the shelter thought he was maybe 7 years old, but a private vet thought he was younger since his teeth are in pretty good shape. It's hard to tell his age still, as he has been feeling so poorly he has not been acting very playful.

Nemo has been getting medicated baths every other day for his skin condition. Clearing it up is a very time consuming process and we still haven't seen much improvement, but it can take 2 to 3 months before he starts looking like the handsome Yorkshire Terrier he really is. Nemo is house trained, but right now he has a urinary tract infection. He is drinking a lot of water and urinating frequently, so that is causing him to have accidents in the house. We hope his accidents in the house are caused by the UTI and that when he is done with the antibiotics his potty habits will be back to normal. If they aren't, he will go back to the vet for more tests.

Nemo gets along with the other dogs in his foster home, though he does have some resource guarding and should never be left alone with food or bones if other dogs are present. So far he ignores the cats, but he also isn't feeling well. The optimal home for Nemo would be with adults, maybe a laid back dog of similar size, and older children are also okay. Nemo will not be ready for adoption until at least December, if not later.

INITIAL BIO 09-16-2016: Nemo may be a little younger than we think. His teeth are in pretty good shape, and the vet ventured a guess that based on that, he is younger, so we are not exactly sure of his age at this time.

It's pretty clear at a glance that Nemo has been neglected for quite some time. He was turned in as a stray at a local high-kill shelter, and not only did his owner not come for him, but because of his appearance, he had no interest from the public, so the shelter turned to United Yorkie Rescue for help. Nemo has an advanced yeast infection of his skin, and is not only missing a lot of hair, but his skin is irritated and thickened in many places. We are hoping that with a medicated bath 3 times a week, as well as some anti-itching medication, a good diet and extra Omega 3's, his appearance will start to improve in the next several weeks; however, it might take several months for him to come into his full potential as the adorable dog he is.

Nemo seems to be house-trained, however, he is drinking a lot of water, and also urinating frequently, He is having a few accidents in the house, but his foster parents are letting him out often and that is helping. Since he is so new to his foster home some of this may be him just getting adjusted to another new situation. Update: The vet did a urinanalysis which showed that he does have a UTI. He is now on antibiotics for that. Frequently when dogs that were strays come from the shelter, it can take them several days to properly settle in. We are hoping all the water consumption and UTI are why he is drinking lots of water and urinating more frequently, since his blood tests showed that his liver and kidney functions are fine. No surprise either that his white blood cells were elevated, and at this point the vet thinks it is due to his overall poor condition and yeast & UTI infection.

Nemo has been in his foster home for a couple of days now with cats and other dogs. He is still not feeling his best, but he has shown no interest in the cats and gets along with the other dogs. He is very sweet and friendly with people he has met. He has, however, shown some signs of resource guarding over a bone, which is typical, so his foster parents are no longer giving him dog bones to chew on. They think he will be fine with other animals, but this could change once he is feeling better.

Nemo’s foster parents are not sure when he will be ready for adoption, but hopefully his skin will be fully cleared up in the next 2 months or so. Nemo was a stray dog, and like many of the strays we get from the shelters, he thinks it's perfectly okay to run out the front door when it's opened. Nemo will be taught that it is not okay to run out any door and his foster parents are making sure he is contained when a door to the outside is opened. Right now Nemo would need a home with adults only or with children over the age of 14 who understand the importance of closing all doors and making sure Nemo is not near any opened door.

Here is a link to a video of Nemo after his bath.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XFSAcFwVhrg He is already a cute little boy, and we know once all his hair comes in, he is going to be gorgeous. Check back for updates and new photos!


To date we've spent $1276.95 on Nemo's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $740.00 in donations.
Please donate!

For more information, contact my foster parents at: kjuul@comcast.net.

To fill out the adoption application for Nemo click here.
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Rocky Boy is a cutie

Rocky Boy and his mom Suzi
Florida
Rocky Boy

Rocky Boy is a very adorable little 6 year old, 4.1 pound Yorkie boy. Rocky Boy and his sweet mom, Suzi, are very bonded and have to be adopted together. They are being fostered in Leesburg, FL.

THANK YOU TO ROCKY BOY'S RESCUE ANGELS!

Irene and Peter Havas in memory of Buddy, Vanessa and Pepe

Initial Bio 4/9/17 Rocky Boy and Suzi became United Yorkie Rescue pups just today. There is just a little we know about them. We do know that Rocky Boy is Suzi own baby and the two are very bonded and have to be adopted together. They are always together or watching to know where the other one is. Both these little pups are wonderful lap dogs and enjoy sitting near each other while on the laps of their owners.

Rocky Boy needs his neuter and his vaccinations updated and most likely a dental. That will be done very soon. Because of Rocky Boy's small size he needs an adult only home, or a home with mild mannered children over the age of 14.

Rocky Boy’s foster parents know very little about him at this time. Please check back soon as Rocky Boy settles in and his foster parents learn so much more about Rocky Boy and his mom Suzi and what they need in their forever home.


To date we've spent $287.03 on Rocky Boy's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $20.00 in donations.
Please donate!

For more information, contact my foster parents at: yorkielove24@gmail.com.

To fill out the adoption application for Rocky Boy click here.
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Rocky G - running to my forever home

Rocky G says - are you looking for me to love?
Florida
Rocky G

Rocky G. is 12 years young weighs 10 pounds. He is being fostered in Miami, FL. Rocky has turned out to be such a special boy...but he still needs donations to help continue to pay for his eye medications..

THANK YOU TO ROCKY G'S RESCUE ANGELS!

Holly Stavis, Barbara Carvalho, Irene and Peter Havas in memory of Vanessa and Buddy, Wendy D'Uva, Sandra Spencer, Jan Freeman, Barbara Carvalho, Mercy Rock, Karry Rogers, Gina Hart, Wendy Fuhrmaneck, Elizabeth Giannone, Sandra Wendt, Wendy Fuhrmaneck, David and Linda Rothrock, Paul Sherman, Christie Rider, Susan Petrowski, Judith Graham Burgess, Mathew Scott Gann, Jane St. John, Terry Danner, Sandra Wendt, Alfred Maiorino, Nancy Smith, Connie Pfeiffer, Rebecca Lansing, Janet Levine, Angela Heath, Elizabeth Veilleux, Gail Marino, John Sauser, Nick Genther, Nichole Laiuvara, Michael Catanzaro, Helen Plowy, Angelina Shmidt, Karry Rogers, Holly Stavis

UPDATED BIO 03/17/2017: Hi everybody! It's me again, Rocky :) Not much new is happening. Life is pretty chill and I spend most of my day sleeping (it is one of my top 5 favorite things to do). Life is good and I don't have anything really to complain about. My sister is still pretty annoying, but I just tolerate her with a big sigh because she'll never change.

Foster Mom did bring us a new dog recently. His name is Bob and he seems pretty cool. Mom really seems to like him, so he took some of my attention away when he got here, but I'm a patient guy, so it was no biggie. If I could spend the rest of my life on a lap, though, I'd be the happiest dog ever.

My eyes are still not perfect, but the drops and the coconut oil Mom uses works pretty well. Some really good news is that I am now able to close my eyes entirely. Mom caught me sleeping with my eyes closed this weekend and made a huge deal about it, she was so happy. So, for you dry eye guys out there, tell your families about this coconut oil thing. It has to be the pure virgin stuff, though. It works great on me.

Well, you caught me in the middle of the day, so I gotta get back to my nap. Gotta be awake for when Mom comes home so I can try to sit on her lap all night. Hey, we all have jobs to do and that one's mine.

Love,

Rocky

UPDATED BIO 01-27-2017: Hi Everybody! It’s me, again, Rocky ☺ I’m still doing great in my foster home - just chillin’ and stuff. My favorite thing to do is sleep, preferably next to someone warm who doesn’t like to get up very often. Unfortunately, my foster mom gets up all the time, but I’m patient and I wait for her to come back and then I snuggle back in.

My eyes are pretty much the same; I have two bum eyes, but one is doing okay with all the meds, so hopefully if I do have to lose one in the future, I’ll get to keep the good one. The drops and the coconut oil that foster mom puts in them are working pretty well. Oh, I’m still on two kinds of prescription meds for my eyes - one is this specially compounded stuff that costs about $80 a month and helps tear production in my very dry eyes, and the other one is a steroid and costs $30 a month. Foster mom said it would be awesome if I had someone called a “sponsor” to help UYR pay for my monthly eye meds, which I will need for the rest of my life.

I take everything with a huge batch of grateful for all the other good stuff in my life. Life was not always as good as it is now in my foster home. If you look at my earlier messages, I was a big mess when I came into UYR, but I’m a happy camper now.

Ok, so what happened in my life lately? Well, foster mom found a bump on my back, so she shaved me all down (I hate that) and I had a little crusty stuff happening on my skin, but a couple of medicated baths took care of it. I’ll probably just wear the short coat from now on in order to keep this under control.

What else? Turns out I’m a pretty good traveler. We drove around the country at Christmas and so that was a new adventure. I’m usually on alert in the car and really just look forward the hotel rooms, which contain A) a bed B) food and C) foster mom.

How’s life at home? Well, my Sister is still really obnoxious. She’s like 1,000 years old and never sits down for long. She’s so old she is no longer potty trained, and the worst part is, she has no compunction about walking over my head if she feels like it. Mom says that she was a rescue like 8 years ago and was in some really bad situations. So now, Mom does whatever Sister wants to make up for it all. Foster Mom’s friend jokes that Sister is something called nouveau riche – I don’t know what that means, but probably means she is really spoiled. Since Mom just indulges our every whim, I think she is perpetuating whatever is wrong with her, but at least I am a good boy. Mom says I am the perfect dog and she says she doesn’t care about indulging either of us, because she is making up for all the bad years.

I’m never aggressive with Sister, even when she walks on my head. I’ll growl at her if she is invading my personal space in a way that is obnoxious, but I just do a little rumble. I like her if she just wants to curl up next to me, but I really hate being disturbed during my rest.

Some interesting things about me ……. my favorite things are as follows: A) food B) water C) curling up on foster mom’s lap D) napping E) going outside to do my business (I never, ever use the floor as a bathroom) F) going to sleep at night. My least favorite things are…… A) baths B) vets C) any nonsense, especially my Sister walking on my head (did I mention that?).

I think that’s it for now! Hope everyone is enjoying the New Year – I know I am cuz’ I’ve got it good in my foster home.

Love, Rocky

UPDATED BIO 12-13-2016: Hi Everybody! It’s me - Rocky G. Things are going pretty well for me here in Florida. We had a break-in at my house, but I am fine. The person or persons who broke in just took a few things and they shut the doors when they left, so I was lucky that I didn’t wander out into the street to find them and get my foster mom’s stuff back. She says she doesn’t care about any of that stuff and was just glad that nothing happened to me. I know how to handle myself! Foster mom says that I must not have given them any trouble, because I’m okay, but I was kind of freaked-out because I pee pee’d on her bed, and I never, ever pee pee anywhere in the house. Luckily, foster mom had a mattress cover on, so my nice big bed is fine, too. She says we have security now and a camera, so I feel pretty good about that.

My foster mom says she likes to spy on us while she is at work sometimes and we are her favorite reality tv show, whatever that means. I mostly just lounge around all day anyway, so I’m not sure why that might be entertaining. Anyway, I went to the vet for another check-up and my eyesight still isn’t great, but since foster mom found out about coconut oil, my eyes feel so much better and she says it’s much easier to clean them. I still have my eyes cleaned several times a day, but now she doesn’t have to make me sit while she rinses and soaks them and she doesn’t have to wipe them with anything other than her clean hands, because with the coconut oil, the eye goop just slides right off.

I’m still on two kinds of prescription meds - one is this specially compounded stuff that costs about $80 a month and helps tear production in my very dry eyes, and the other one is $30 a month and is a steroid. Between the two meds, it looks as if I will be able to keep my eyes, because no one has been talking about removing them like they did when I first arrived in my foster home. I’ve seen so many doctors about my eyes, so I am happy that I won’t have to run around so much trying to find someone who can figure out what I’m trying to say.

I’m in pretty good health except for the eye stuff. I’m a young 12 years old, and I don’t play with toys or run around like a puppy – guess it might have something to do with my legs being bow-legged? Foster mom says she thinks I was put in a cage when I was a puppy and wasn’t able to stand up. She does think it’s cute, though, when I do try to run because she says from behind, I don’t run like a normal dog, but I kick my back legs out individually kind of like a dancer. My fur-sister and I are getting along great. She’s super old, and she was a rescue, too. We don’t play together like foster mom says other dogs do, but sometimes foster mom wakes up at night and my fur-sister and I are doing this thing called “spooning” and she laughs.

The lady at the vet laughed at my foster mom the last time she was there to pick up more meds and food (we are both on special prescription food) and said that she was running a geriatric home for dogs. Foster mom says she wishes she could have ten more senior doggies like us. Now that I’ve found a person who likes me (foster mom always says I am the best dog ever) and is nice to me, I try to stick by her side every second she is home and I’ve even growled at a few people who hovered over us too close (oh oh!). I don’t have any teeth left, so I’m not sure why they were startled. For the most part, I like other people just fine. I’m not scared of them and if they want to pet me, then that’s ok. Other dogs aren’t a problem, either. I don’t growl or get weird around other dogs.

What I really want to do is just cuddle up next to foster mom and stay there until she has to get up to do something…..well, unless it’s to give me a bath. I hate baths. When she gives me a bath, I just let her without any trouble, but when I get out, I really lay it on thick. I flail around rubbing myself into the towel, making all kinds of noises to let her know exactly how I feel about it. She just laughs at me and tells me to get over myself.

I do love it when foster mom pets and scratches me and talks to me and tells me how great I am, but I’m not having it after she gives me a bath. You gotta draw the line somewhere, am I right? I am pretty great, though, I have to admit she is right about that. I am just cool and chill and I never do anything wrong. I think everyone should go to the shelter and pick up a senior dog just like me and they will also find out how great us older dogs are. And then they can have a new friend who will love them forever and everyone can be as happy as I am. Yup, I’m a happy dog. Do you have room for me in your home? I would love you forever and ever…….and ever.

Updated bio 11-4-16 Hi Everyone! It’s me again, Rocky G.! I’m doing really great! I’m on my new food for my kidneys and that’s going pretty well. The stuff made me throw up at first, but I’m used to it now. The best part is that my eyes are SO much better! I’m on two different kinds of prescription drops that cost $150 together about every two months, and these help, but the BEST thing ever is my foster mom started putting extra virgin coconut oil in my eyes twice and day and this has made the biggest difference ever! I still don’t see very well, but there hasn’t been any recent talk about having surgery lately, so that’s a good thing since I can still see light and dark and some shadows.

I’m still doing really great with not using the house as a bathroom (I still don’t understand why any dog would want to do that) and I really like being home. When we travel, I’m cool, but I’m always on the alert and don’t relax too much. I like to sleep pretty much all day in order to conserve my energy because when my foster mom gets home, I like to glue myself to her side. I don’t get weird if she has to get up and do other stuff, though (I’m not pushy), but I will sit up and listen for her until she sits down again. Boy, do I love it if she’s there and I can just lie next to her and get a nice pet and a scratch or two. I sigh deeply and snuggle in. It’s the best part of my day.

Anyway, gotta go, getting sleepy.

Love,

Rocky G.

UPDATED BIO: 8-25-16 Hi everyone! It's me again, Rocky G. I've had a busy summer. I spent a month in Indiana with my mom (I had surgery while I was there so that was no good) and then when we went back home to Miami we moved into a new house. I like my new house because there are no stairs and there are lots of soft things to lie on. My mom says she's happy, too, because she doesn't have to carry me down three flights of stairs anymore to take me outside. I definitely can't do stairs because I really can’t see much of anything. I also have my very own yard now. I go out there and flip over on my back and roll in all the smells. Mom laughs at me, but it is awesome. I loveto smell stuff. I stop and smell everything on my walks and all over my yard. The world is full of smells and it's amazing! Hey, when you can't see so good, you gotta smell, right?

You guys probably want to hear about my surgery. Well, the hernia is all gone and my stitches healed up perfectly and I am feeling SO much better. And the new eye meds the last eye doc put me on are working pretty good. I don't see much better, but I'm not feeling like I have to scratch at my eyes all the time as much now. I'm also able to close my eyes a little on my own, which is new because they are not so dry. I'm still on like 4 different kinds of drops, but it's okay. I'm really a good dog, and I sit patiently a bunch of times a day while the drops go in.

Oh, I almost forgot to tell you, the doc who did my surgery took my blood and said that I have something called kidney failure, so they put me on a new food that was supposed to help, but man, did that food make me sick! I threw up all over my new house and I hit everything! My mom took me off that food right away and now I feel so much better. I am not sure what kidney failure means, but I feel healthy and I’m sure a happy guy.

Well, I gotta go. I spend most of the day sleeping and I gotta get back to that. Hope all your summers were great! And by the way, all those eye drops and my surgery sure did cost a lot of money. Maybe you can donate a little to me for all that because I am the boy who would be so worth it. You know I’m worth a couple of bucks, at least, and thanks for that.

Love you all, Rocky G.

Updated bio 7-29-16 Hi Everyone! It’s me, Rocky. Hope all your summers have been great!

I’ve had a bit of a rough go of it lately. The rescue sent me to a new doctor for my eyes and she wants to try a new medicine before we decide what to do about the surgery. Everyone is really hoping that I’ll be able to keep my sight (me especially). The new doc was nice and all, so that wasn’t so bad, but what was NO fun was I had a hernia surgery done about a week ago, so I’ve been feeling yucky lately. The doctor said that my hernia was a really big one and very old so it was a toughie, but I’m a trooper, and I made it through just fine. I’m feeling better every day, too, but we have to be really careful of my stiches since it took so many to put me back together. My mom checks me all the time and she says I look a lot better. She says that I am in really good spirits, too, and now that she’s with me all day, all I want to do is lay on her lap. I’m most happy when we sit in the rocking chair and rock and rock (hey, maybe that’s how I got my name?). I just drape myself in her arms and drift off. It’s the best! I’d stay there all day and night. I also love my sister now. When Mom’s out, we curl up together in the bed. Just so you know I am house trained and just about the greatest dog ever. Almost ever, because then there are these things called CATS!

My mom found out something else about me just the other day. I am not a fan of CATS! We were outside last week and this CAT! came up to me. I didn’t know what it was at first, I don’t see very well if you remember, but after I few seconds, I smelled that it was a CAT! and I nearly jumped out of my skin. Dogs are fine, I’ve met plenty of those, no problem, but, whew! CATS! are a totally different story.

Anyway, I’m feeling a little bit tired, especially after thinking about that CAT! so I gotta go for now. I’ll let you know how I am doing soon! And oh yeah, just a reminder I am still costing a lot of money because before I became a United Yorkie Rescue super star I wasn’t taken care of very well and now I need all this medicine and surgeries. I am getting better and better, but if you could maybe help United Yorkie Rescue a little and give them some money for me, hey that would be about fantastic, because I am really worth it. Like I said I am a Super Star.

Love you all, Rocky

Update 6/11/16: Hi Everyone! It’s me again, Rocky! Well, it’s been a rough go lately. I went to a doggie eye specialist and he tried a couple of not fun things. I wouldn’t mind so much, but they didn’t work very well because my eyes are still so damaged by so many years of neglect and abuse.

My vet is looking at other options to help my eyes. The vet said that someone cut off my third eyelid when I was a puppy so that I would look okay enough to be sold and this has made my problem much worse. Because no one took care of me for ten years, and my eyes hurt so much the whole time, I was constantly scratching at them and now they are really bad. The good news is the medicine and drops I am on, and there are 5 of them, are working pretty okay, so hopefully we can find something that will fix my eyes once and for all. I can sort of see now, but not too well and I really want to see because I haven’t been able to see much for a long long time..

I am hoping that some nice people will be able to help with the cost.Whatever they decide about my eyes I know it probably will be really expensive. My foster mom says that some people have already been nice and have donated some money to help me, and I want to thank them from the bottom of my heart. I also want to thank the nice lady who sent me this awesome soft blanket you see in the picture, and for all the prayers she and her friends are giving for me.

Other than that, things are really good. My foster mom says that I am the sweetest little dog in the whole world. I just love to curl up on her lap, go on my walks, and hang out with my foster sister. I wasn’t sure about people or other dogs before I got here, but now I just love everyone and everyone loves me! My foster mom is pretty sure I spent my whole life confined either in a cage or in someone’s backyard. I was full of dirt when she picked me up from the shelter. My eyes were so coated with junk that I couldn’t close my eyes and I couldn’t see anything, so I just walked around bumping into everything. Now, I can see a little bit and it’s really great! I still sleep with my eyes open, but the vet says that when he fixes my tear duct he will also fix my eyelids so I can blink again. I guess I did a lot of damage to them when I was trying not to hurt all the time.

Anyway, that’s it for now! God bless everyone who has helped, and for all your prayers and best wishes. Please remember me and help me get done what is needed to make my eyes better. What ever you can donate would be so great. I’ve got lots of years left in me, lots and lots, and I would love to be able to finally be a seeing kind of dog .

Love, Rocky

Updated Bio 4/25/16 Hi everyone, It's me again, Rocky. Man, I gotta tell you guys that being a part of a family is seriously the BEST thing. I never gave much mind to people when I first got here and when someone tried to pet me, I flinched 'cause it was scary. I was used to keeping to myself, you know, but I gotta tell you, nice people are the best. I'm not pushy, but I love attention when I get it and I'm so happy to see my mom now that I wag my tail. I've also learned that curling up next to a person is SO nice, so if you pick me up and put me in a chair with you, I'll lay there peaceful and quiet as long as you want. I really like it when I get a nice scratch behind my ears, too, but I'm never pushy. If you don't have time, that's ok. I'm fine finding a nice soft spot to curl up on the floor. My foster mom says that I am so sweet and I thought that was funny. I'm not sure what there could possibly be to fuss about! I never bark, I never EVER potty on the floor and she says that's kind of unusual with us little guys. I still can't see all that well, but you'd never know it. My mom cleans my eyes out twice a day and puts my drops in and I sit there patiently until she's done. My eyesight isn't great, but I don't bump into anything because I memorize the room and I can see stuff if it's close enough. And the walks! Walks are the best! You'd never know I had bad eyesight watching me on my walks. Sometimes other dogs walk over and I like them, too. My mom says that I'm really smart and I'm the very best listener. A couple of times I put my paws up on the side of her bed because I thought she might like to go outside. Apparently, it was 2am, which must be code for she didn't and she said "Rocky, no," so I just shrugged my shoulders and went back to my bed and fell asleep. She didn't have to yell or tell me twice. I'm no dummy, after all, I understand what no means. Anyway, life is great and every day just keeps getting better. That's it for now!

Rocky

Updated bio 3-18-16 Rocky is a very special, 11 year old senior pup. He weighs 8 pounds. Rocky is being fostered in Miramar, FL.

Hi everyone! It's me, Rocky. Oh man, do I feel better! When I first got to my foster mom's house, I felt terrible. I couldn't walk without falling over. I couldn't see anything and all I wanted to do was lay on this new soft thing called a pillow. I wasn't sure about everything at first, my foster mom kept giving me these baths and making me take this yucky medicine and used this loud thing that took off all my matted hair. Well, it's one week later and I feel awesome! I'm not bumping into things anymore and I love, love, love, going on my walks. I don't even mind the leash now. I never ever go to the bathroom on the floor, even if it takes my foster mom longer to get home from work than usual.

After living outside that whole time, I appreciate a nice clean place. Hey, you gotta have standards, right? I almost forgot to tell you about my teeth. It's kind of weird not having them anymore, but it hurts so much less now and the vet says that those teeth were infected and making me sick. My foster mom told me not to worry about not having them, my foster sister doesn't have any teeth either, and she eats just fine and is cute as a button. Our mom says that she'll save a lot of money on teeth cleanings, too, whatever that means. Anyway, if you're looking for a dog that is cool and chill and just happy to hang out, we should talk.

Initial bio 3-8-16 The first thing Rocky's foster mom thought when she rescued him from the animal shelter was that he was the saddest, most pathetic looking dog she had ever seen. His coat was serenely matted, his nails were long and overgrown, he was dirty and smelled pretty bad. He has periodontal disease and he will need a dental right away., so his breath was awful. But the worst was his eyes. He may be blind or blind in one eye. He has severe dry eye and the infection from his mouth is not helping the infection in his eyes.

Rocky has been at the vet clinic since yesterday getting cared for. He lost all his teeth during the dental.They just fell out in the vet's hand they were so rotted away. The vet removed some gunk from his eyes and will try to get more off later. It may be possible that he can see shadows. His eye pressure is lower than it should be so he will need eye drops to correct that. Rocky is spending his second night at the vet clinic and will come home to his foster home tomorrow. He will be bathed and groomed and now that his teeth are fixed and his eyes cared for he will be beautiful and smell wonderful.

The time Rocky did spend with his foster mom, she said he was the sweetest dog and just wanted to be loved. He seems very good natured and wants to please. We are not sure about much else with Rocky. We will know a lot more after his stay at the vet and he is recovering in his foster home.

This sweet boy will make a great pet for a senior couple or individual who wants a wonderful dog to love and cuddle with. Please help us with Rocky G and donate to his care.


To date we've spent $2134.52 on Rocky G's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $1864.00 in donations.
Please donate!

For more information, contact my foster parents at: g-papineau@hotmail.com.

To fill out the adoption application for Rocky G click here.
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Suzi is adorable

Suzi and her son Rocky Boy
Florida
Suzi

Suzi is a very adorable little 8 year old, 4.5 pound Yorkie girl. Suzi and her little boy Rocky Boy are very bonded and have to be adopted together. They are both being fostered in Leesburg, FL

THANK YOU TO SUZI'S RESCUE ANGELS!

Cynthia Duranti, Irene and Peter Havas in memory of Buddy, Vanessa and Pepe

INITIAL 4/9/17: Suzi and her son Rocky Boy became United Yorkie Rescue pups just today. There is just a little we know about them. We do know that Suzi & Rocky Boy are very bonded and have to be adopted together. They are always together or watching to know where the other one is. Both these little pups are wonderful lap dogs and enjoy sitting near each other while on the laps of their owners.

Suzi needs her vaccinations updated and most likely a dental. That will be done very soon.

Because of Suzi's small size she needs an adult only home, or a home with mild mannered children over the age of 14.

Suzi's foster parents know so little about her at this time. Please check back soon as Suzi settles in and her foster parents learn so much more about Suzi, her personality, and what she and her son Rocky Boy need in their forever home.


To date we've spent $306.22 on Suzi's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $30.00 in donations.
Please donate!

For more information, contact my foster parents at: yorkielove24@gmail.com.

To fill out the adoption application for Suzi click here.
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Thor is a handsome & happy boy.
Florida
Thor

Thor is a sweet Yorkie boy who is 6 years old and weighs a little-too-chubby 12 pounds. Thor is being fostered in North Port, FL

UPDATED BIO 04/15/2017: Thor had a great check-up with the vet. He is already lighter by 1 lb and is as feisty as ever. He really enjoys his walks and especially enjoys playing with toys – this activity keeps him busy most of the day.

Thor does have a condition called KCS, or Keratoconjunctivitis Sicca. It occurs when the body doesn’t make enough tears to keep the eyes lubricated. He has vision in both eyes, with an immature cataract in the left eye; the extreme dryness of his right eye is treated on a daily basis with a couple of drops of Tacrolimhus and Vetropolycin. It’s likely that he will need one or both of these drops for the rest of his life.

Thor is a happy little boy, who is very willing to roll over for belly rubs and kisses. As if being majorly handsome isn’t enough, he also knows several commands such as Sit/Stay/Down. This sweet fella is most deserving of a loving forever home. Could that be your home?

Initial bio 04-2-17 Thor is our newest little United Yorkie Rescue boy. Thor's foster mom has a vet appointment with Thor first thing Monday morning. He is believed to be blind in one eye and his remaining good eye is in need of medication for severe dry eye. Thor will have a complete check up tomorrow and we will know so much more. This cutie needs to lose about 2 or 3 pounds, but that hasn't stopped him from giving his new foster mom and dad lots of love and kisses. Thor did great in the car to his foster home and he is getting along just fine with his foster fur siblings.

His foster mom and dad will know so much more about Thor after he settles in and after his vet appointment. More information soon to come.


To date we've spent $263.70 on Thor's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $0 in donations.
Please donate!

For more information, contact my foster parents at: yorkieluv681@gmail.com.

To fill out the adoption application for Thor click here.
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Tiny Ty - what a handsome fella!

Handsome - er.....
Florida
Ty

Meet tiny Ty. He is 7 years old and weighs only 4.5 pounds. This adorable little Yorkie boy is being fostered in Tampa, FL.

INITIAL BIO 04/21/2017 Tiny Ty has had a hard few months. First his mom and dad had to leave him because they had to go live in an assisted living facility where dogs, even one as sweet and little as Ty, were not welcome. Ty was very sad. Then he had a hard time adjusting to his new home. He was living with very nice people who took him in, but they found they were not able to take care of Ty and their other dog the way he needed to be cared for. Ty needed to be taken out often to do his business, and no one was home to do that, so he was having accidents in the house. They knew Ty's needs were not being met and that he was a sad little guy. He needed more care and more attention then they were able to give him. They contacted United Yorkie Rescue and tiny Ty became a UYR dog.

Ty will be going to the vet very soon. He will get updated on his vaccinations and have a well doggie check. Once we know a little more about Ty’s personality and if he has any medical needs he will be ready for his forever home. Ty is very small, therefore he needs to go to an all adult home or one with children over the age of 14.


To date we've spent $276.50 on Ty's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $0 in donations.
Please donate!

For more information, contact my foster parents at: beckdoglove@yahoo.com.

To fill out the adoption application for Ty click here.
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Yogi - loving life

Yogi - just being his adorable self
Florida
Yogi

Yogi is 10 years old and weighs 9-1/2 lbs. He is being fostered in Zephyrhills, FL.

THANK YOU TO YOGI'S RESCUE ANGELS!

Jane St. John, Daniela Camacho, Wendy Fuhrmaneck, Karry Rogers, Mercy Rock, Ilene Rand, Janet Davidson, Georgia Roode, Vito Russo, Becky Cohen, Regina Brantley, Stacy Henselman, Don and Becky Lansing, Angela Menard, Cynthia Duranti, Michael Smith

UPDATED BIO 04/15/2017: Yogi continues to do great in his foster home. He is still waiting on his forever home –Yogi’s perfect home would be with an empty-nester or retired couple who want a perfect gentleman who loves to sleep in bed with you and will bring much joy into your life.

Yogi’s seasonal allergies are being treated with Benadryl and his cough and tonsil inflammation have resolved – thank goodness. Although Yogi has a few challenges in his life, he is a trooper and loves being a beloved canine companion in his foster home. He is ready to spread his love even further to his forever family. This little fella has been patiently waiting for someone to show him some love and apply to adopt him as their very own little four-legged prince. He’s a real treasure – don’t let this special little man get away. He has brought so much love and happiness to his foster parents, and he is ready to do the same for his forever family.

UPDATED BIO 03/15/2017: Yogi continues to do well since his recent bladder stone surgery where 5 stones were removed. He will need to continue on prescription food for the rest of his life to prevent stones from developing in the future. This also means no treats unless it is a handful of his special food. This RX food is no more expensive than a premium dog food.

Yogi is currently being treated for Canine Tonsillitis, similar to tonsillitis in humans. The vet thinks this may be due to seasonal allergies and has prescribed Benadryl 2x a day as needed. This will be monitored for the next month to see if improvement is seen and the issue has resolved.

Yogi came into UYR with a weakness in his front legs. After radiographs were taken, it has been determined that he was born with congenital bone deformities in both front legs. This causes his ankles to buckle up under him when he walks for long periods of time. When this happens, he will fall forward, but if he is on a walk, pulling up on his leash/harness seems to relieve the pressure on his ankles and it helps him to walk better. There doesn’t appear to be any pain involved, and since Yogi has always had this condition, he just pops right back up and moves forward with his walk. What a trooper he is!

Yogi is a smart little fella; he is both house-trained and crate-trained. He travels well in the car and loves being with his foster mom and dad, whether he is sitting next to them or on their laps. He just loves his human companionship and also enjoys taking up space in your bed if you allow it!

Yogi is a special little character who loves life and has managed to overcome any adversity he has faced. And he has done it with a delightful personality, joy in his heart and a happy attitude. He will bring a lot of love and companionship to a new family – could that be your’s?

Since Yogi had multiple health challenges prior to arriving in UYR, his vetting expenses for getting him all fixed-up are now close to $2,000. Slowly, everything has been resolved with his health, but we are hoping that if you are reading Yogi’s bio, you may want to donate towards his vet bills so that we can help other little doggies like Yogi in the future. Any amount is appreciated and you will get a special “thank you” from the Yogster himself. Now, isn’t that special?

UPDATED BIO 02/21/2017: Yogi has had some health challenges since he came into UYR. Bless his sweet little heart – the only history we have on him is that he was found wandering the streets last year by a Good Samaritan. They saved his life and gave him a warm bed and good food, but circumstances prevented them from continuing to care for this little fella, so they surrendered him to UYR.

Prior to having a much-needed dental, Yogi had labs done, which indicated that he had Pancreatitis. After several positive tests and multiple rounds of antibiotics, it was decided that only an ultrasound could definitively tell us what was going on with this sweet boy. Yogi has remained a champ during all the many dogtor visits and continues to give kisses to one and all – he has such an endearing and gentle disposition, even in the face of adversity.

The ultrasound indicated that Yogi’s pancreas showed no inflammation – BUT, he does have bladder stones, which need to be surgically removed. Since arriving in UYR, he has had very frequent urination and now we know why. This has likely caused Yogi frequent pain for a while, but this amazing little boy never complains. He will also have radiographs done on his front legs during his surgery, as he has some undiagnosed lameness which causes his front legs to fold up under him. This may be a congenital deformity, or it could potentially be an old injury that wasn’t surgically corrected.

Yogi’s bladder stone surgery is scheduled for 02/28 and is estimated to cost $1,000. His current vetting expenses are already over $1,800. This little fella is a survivor and his happy personality and lovable demeanor in the face of multiple medical issues is truly inspiring. UYR is asking all dog lovers everywhere to rally around Yogi by praying that all goes well with his surgery, and by sharing his story in the hopes of raising much-needed funds for this surgery. This little boy has never given up hope, and UYR won’t either. We believe in him and are determined to make his life a long pain-free one. Can you help us reach our goal? Every penny donated will go towards his upcoming surgeries. UYR thanks you, and if Yogi could talk, he would thank you, too.

UPDATED BIO 01-26-2017: Yogi is doing amazing in his foster home even though he has had some temporary health challenges. He has such a sweet disposition, loves to give kisses and to sit on the couch next to you or on your lap. At first he seemed to be more attracted to men, but has now equally loves his Foster Mom. He gets along with the resident cats, the resident Golden Retriever, and the adorable 4 year old granddaughter who visits often. Yogi is not shy when meeting people. He barks to let you know when he's hungry and when he needs to go out to potty – what a smart boy!. He is also crate-trained.

Yogi’s temporary concerns are his mouth infection due to a much-needed dental cleaning which has been scheduled for next week. His recent labs showed that he has inflammation in his pancreas, so he is on antibiotic therapy to clear this up. Yogi has some lameness in his front legs, which sometimes results in his ankles folding-in, causing him to lurch forward. The vet thinks this could be due to arthritis, so he has started on a glucosamine supplement. Yogi walks well on a leash and harness, and if tension is put on the leash in an upward fashion, this makes it easier for him to walk with fewer problems. He is a perfect little boy who is really coming around and showing his beaming personality in his foster home.

INITIAL BIO 01-10-2017: Yogi is a sweet little fella who just arrived today in his foster home. He saw the vet for vaccinations, but his poor little mouth is so infected from rotten teeth, that they were unable to give vaccinations. He is on an antibiotic for a week, and will have his dental upon completion of the antibiotic, along with his vaccinations.

Foster Mom says that he rode well in the car, is very sweet and was giving both Foster Mom and Dad kisses. He is a gentle little boy and is very active in spite of some lameness in both of his front legs. He will have radiographs done while under anesthesia for his dental to determine the cause of the lameness. Please watch for updates on Yogi very soon.


To date we've spent $2057.04 on Yogi's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $675.00 in donations.
Please donate!

For more information, contact my foster parents at: abby15615@hotmail.com.

To fill out the adoption application for Yogi click here.
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Zack

Zeek & Zack - Bonded Brothers
Florida
Zack

Zack is 6 years old and weighs 16-pounds. Zack and Zeek are a bonded pair and must be adopted together. Zack is a yorkie mix, possibly a Shorkie (Shih Tzu/Yorkie) and is being fostered in Ft. Myers, FL.

THANK YOU TO ZACK'S RESCUE ANGELS!

Teresa Beament

UPDATED BIO 04/09/2017: Hi everpawdy, Zack here. I am still patiently waiting for the right home for me and my brother Zeek. I’m all ready to go to my forever home with him. Zeek and I have had all our vaccinations and even had dentals. You see, Zeek and I love each other very much and it wouldn't be possible for us to be apart. We have been together from the start and just couldn't ever bear to be separated.

I am really the sweetest boy. I just love to love you. I do have what some consider a minor “situation”. You see, I am really not very happy about other doggies – well, you know, other than my brother Zeek. I don't really know why because I also get along just fine with my foster brothers and sister – it took a few days for us to get to know one another, but hey, that happens to everypuppy, right? I guess maybe I am afraid that others may try to hurt my person or Zeek. So I kind of turn into a little "gremlin". But trust me, I am a "gizmo" at home. Foster Mom thinks that we would be perfectly content to be the only two doggies in your home, you know, since we wouldn’t want another dog to feel left-out of our brotherly bond. We are very kind-hearted like that.

Zeek and I are not big fans of the leash, either. And it’s these two “situations” that led Foster Mom to say that Zeek and I will need a home that has a fenced-in yard. A nice one, please. Zeek and I love to run around and play. This doesn’t mean that you can never walk me on a leash, it will just take a lot of repetition and remindin’ me of what you expect of me, but in a kind and gentle way.

I am really a perfect gentleman. I am a good eater, I do my business where I’m supposed to, and I listen really well to my Foster Mom. I’m just very picky about meeting other dogs when I’m outside on the leash. Do you think you could still love me? I know I could love you – a lot. Could you give me and my brother another chance at a loving home?

UPDATED BIO 03/07/2017: Hi everypawdy, Zack here. ! I know you have been curious about me, right? Thanks! I’m here in my foster home with my brother Zeek the Geek, lol! We have been together since the day we were born and need to stay together since Zeek makes me happy all the time.

You will be happy to know that I am house-trained and go out in the backyard or on a pee-pee pad. Well, every now and then there is an accident - but I think it is Zeek that does it. I like to hang out and watch the tube, and I also like to look out the window to make sure no danger lurks in the neighborhood. Foster Mom says that I am a very good boy

Me and Zeek are ready to go to our forever home. We have had all our vaccinations, a dental, a microchip and even got fixed. Neither of us knew we were broken! Oh well, you can complete an adoption application for us and maybe it will be your lucky day. It sure would be our’s. Zeek and I are very lucky to have each other and I think you would be lucky to have us, too.

Initial bio 2/12/17 Zeek and his brother Zack just arrived at their foster home. They have been together since birth and are very bonded to each other. Zack and Zeek will need to be adopted together.

Zack and his brother are possibly Shih Tzu/Yorkie mixes (shorkies). Their foster mom is just getting to know them so we don't yet know a lot about them.. What we do know is they will need all their vetting and they will need to be neutered. Zackis the more dependent of the two. He is always looking to make sure he knows where Zeek is. When they are together they love to cuddle up together and kiss each other. As much as these boys love each other they also love their people. They do not do well on a leash yet, but they were great in the long car ride to their foster home. They slept together in their crate the whole time with not a whimper or bark.

More will be coming on Zack and his brother Zeek as their foster parents get to know them better.


To date we've spent $341.70 on Zack's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $10.00 in donations.
Please donate!

For more information, contact my foster parents at: nancyfarley007@yahoo.com.

To fill out the adoption application for Zack click here.
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Zeek

Zeek & Zack, Bonded Brothers
Florida
Zeek

Zeek is 6 years old and weighs 9.9 pounds. Zeek and Zack are a bonded pair and must be adopted together. Zeek is a yorkie mix, possibly a Shorkie (Shih Tzu/Yorkie) and is being fostered in Ft. Myers, FL

THANK YOU TO ZEEK'S RESCUE ANGELS!

Teresa Beament

UPDATED BIO 04/09/2017: Hi everpawdy, Zeek here. I am still patiently waiting for the right home for me and my brother Zack. I’m all ready to go to my forever home with him. Zack and I have had all our vaccinations and even had dentals. You see, Zack and I love each other very much and it wouldn't be possible for us to be apart. We have been together from the start and just couldn't ever bear to be separated.

We are quite the pair. As you know already, I am the good one. Yep, Zack has to act like a fool sometimes and get us both in trouble. He sometimes gets crazy outside and then he gets me all worked up. I guess we just like being home. It's a scary world out there. But having me would far outweigh any antics Zack may try, lol. Two things I really like – 1) I do enjoy a squeaky toy, and 2) I like to watch movies with my person. Yep, I do.

I do have what some consider a minor “situation”. You see, I am really not very happy about other doggies – well, you know, other than my brother Zack. I don't really know why because I also get along just fine with my foster brothers and sister – it took a few days for us to get to know one another, but hey, that happens to everypuppy, right? I guess maybe I am afraid that others may try to hurt my person or Zack. Foster Mom thinks that we would be perfectly content to be the only two doggies in your home, you know, since we wouldn’t want another dog to feel left-out of our brotherly bond. We are very kind-hearted like that.

Zack and I are not big fans of the leash, either. And it’s these two “situations” that led Foster Mom to say that Zack and I will need a home that has a fenced-in yard. A nice one, please. Zack and I love to run around and play. This doesn’t mean that you can never walk me on a leash, it will just take a lot of repetition and remindin’ me of what you expect of me, but in a kind and gentle way.

I am really a perfect gentleman. I am a good eater, I do my business where I’m supposed to, and I listen really well to my Foster Mom. I’m just very picky about meeting other dogs when I’m outside on the leash. Do you think you could still love me? I know I could love you – a lot. Could you give me and my brother another chance at a loving home?

UPDATED BIO 03/07/2017: Hi, Zeek here! I know you have been curious about me, right? Thanks! I’m here in my foster home with my brother Zack. We have been together since the day we were born and need to stay together since Zack couldn’t handle life without me.

I really like the girl resident doggie here, but she doesn't seem too interested in me - bummer. I can't imagine why since I am such a sweetheart. I think Zack may have said something about me, hehe!

You will be happy to know that I am house-trained and go out in the backyard or on a pee-pee pad. Well, every now and then there is an accident - but I think it is Zack that does it. I like to play with a toy or just hang out with the rest of the crew. Me and Zack are ready to go to our forever home. We have had all our vaccinations, a dental, a microchip and even got fixed. Neither of us knew we were broken! Oh well, you can complete an adoption application for us and maybe it will be your lucky day. It sure would be our’s.

Initial bio 2/12/17 Zeek and his brother Zack just arrived at their foster home. They have been together since birth and are very bonded to each other. Zeek and Zack will need to be adopted together.

Zeek and his brother are possibly Shih Tzu/Yorkie mixes. Their foster mom is just getting to know them so we don't yet know a lot about them.. What we do know is they will need all their vetting and they will need to be neutered. Zeek is the more independent of the two, but when they are together they love to cuddle up together and kiss each other. As much as these boys love each other they also love their people. They do not do well on a leash yet, but they were great in the long car ride to their foster home. They slept together in their crate the whole time with not a whimper or bark.

More will be coming on Zeek and his brother Zack as their foster parents get to know them better.


To date we've spent $358.25 on Zeek's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $10.00 in donations.
Please donate!

For more information, contact my foster parents at: nancyfarley007@yahoo.com.

To fill out the adoption application for Zeek click here.
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Buddy
Illinois
Buddy

Meet Buddy. Buddy is a sweet, quiet boy who is 12 years old, weighs about 11 pounds, and is residing in Canton, IL.

THANK YOU TO BUDDY'S RESCUE ANGELS!

Heather Warwin, Edward Guise, Wendy Fuhrmaneck, Dawn Gowen, Regina Brantley, Angie Cagle, Heather Warwin

Update Bio. 03/06/17. Hi Everyone!! Buddy here! I'm still at my foster home. My foster brother, Walter, passed away, and I was sad. I'm the only boy here now. I have 4 foster sisters now. I have a new sister, Moonlight Rose. I kind of like her. I outweigh her by 10 lbs but I'm nice to her because she is scared. I'm a really good boy & I never bark. Going outside in the fenced yard and eating are my two favorite things. If I go outside to do my business, my foster mom gives me a treat. I ask to go outside a lot. If you have lots of treats at your house & need a new friend I might be your boy! If you are interested in adopting me, just follow the link below to complete the application.

Update Bio. 02/06/17. Hi!! Everyone Buddy here! I'm still here in my foster home. Just hanging out with my foster sisters. I had a nice Christmas and got some nice presents & some treats. I didn't get adopted, but it's not too bad here. Looking forward to spring so I can go out in the fenced yard & explore. I can't see real well but there are lots of things to smell. I also decided I like bananas. My foster mom shared some of hers with me. I'm not a picky eater but I can eat a whole bowl of chicken & veggies & leave only the peas behind. Well got to go. We are going to relax & watch tv. If you a looking for a Buddy to hang out with, send my foster mom an email or fill out an adoption application (just follow the link below). Bark at you later!! --Buddy

Update Bio. 12/03/16. Buddy is 12 years old and weighs 12.5 lbs. Buddy had his dental this week & lost 3 teeth. He also had about 12 small growths removed. He looks a raggedy patchwork puppy!! He has little squares of fur shaved off & stitches where the fur is missing. Buddy is a quiet, house trained boy. He does love treats & will sit up & beg when he watches you eat. I think maybe he was fed treats from the dinner table. If you could use a couch potato Buddy might be your boy!! If interested in adopting Buddy, just follow the link below to complete an application.

Update Bio. 10/31/16. This is Buddy's adopt me face. Buddy is still hanging out at his foster home waiting for his forever home. Buddy is almost 13 years old & weighs 13 lbs. He is a quiet boy that loves to eat, nap & wander around the back yard. While Buddy is not a lap dog he is a good couch Buddy. If Buddy sounds like the dog for you, follow the link below to complete an application for adoption.

Update Bio. 09/22/16. Buddy is 12 years 8 months old. He weighs 13 pounds. He is neutered & had a dental. He does have a heart murmur, but does not require medication. He is a sweet boy, but does not like to be fussed with. I think he would be best suited for an all adult home. A fenced yard would be good. He really doesn't walk on a leash well. He enjoys a slow pace just wandering around the yard. If Buddy sounds like the man for you, follow the link below to complete an application.

Update Bio. 08/18/16. Buddy is 12 years old and weighs 12.5 lbs. Buddy had his dental this week and 3 teeth had to be pulled. He also had about 12 small growths removed from his body. He looks like a raggedy, patchwork puppy because he has little squares of fur shaved off & stitches in each area where the growths were removed. Buddy is a quiet, house trained boy. He does love his treats & and food, siting up & begging while you eat. I think maybe he was fed treats from the dinner table. If you could use a couch potato, Buddy might be your boy!!

Initial Bio: 08/01/16. Buddy is a very sweet, quiet boy. His owner has cancer and could no longer care for him, so he was surrendered to UYR. So far, I know he likes people and other dogs. He loves to eat!! He had been in boarding for 10 days, so he was probably hungry when he came to us. He ate his chicken & veggies quickly, and then cleaned up scraps the other pups didn't eat. He would make a good couch buddy. He will be going to the vet this week for a check up. Will update his progress soon.


To date we've spent $2093.25 on Buddy's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $289.00 in donations.
Please donate!

For more information, contact my foster parents at: yorkiefoster6@gmail.com.

To fill out the adoption application for Buddy click here.
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Moonlight Rose
Illinois
Moonlight Rose

Moonlight Rose is a sweet and tiny, 11-year-old girl. She is being fostered in IL.

THANK YOU TO MOONLIGHT ROSE'S RESCUE ANGELS!

Debra St. Clair, Vickie Manthei, Jan Beck

Update Bio 03/15/17. Rose is 11-12 years old, and she weighs 4.8 lbs. She was originally rescued from a puppy mill at 8 years old. She was adopted, but was returned when her adopter of 3 years had to move to senior living and could not take her. She is very sweet & quiet. She is in pretty good health for a senior girl. She likes both dogs & cats but needs a home with adults only. She is a bit nervous, so children would stress her out.

Initial Bio 2/26/17: Moonlight Rose is a healthy, former little UYR foster girl who was previously adopted in 2013. Sadly her adoptive mom had to go into senior housing, and Moonlight Rose wasn't able to go with her. More information to come as she adjusts to her foster home and foster mom.

Adoption Pending

To date we've spent $134.04 on Moonlight Rose's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $65.00 in donations.
Please donate!

For more information, contact my foster parents at: yorkiefoster6@gmail.com.

To fill out the adoption application for Moonlight Rose click here.
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Oliver IL
Illinois
Oliver

Oliver is a Yorkie mix who is 9-years-old and weighs 17 pounds. He is residing in Beach Park, IL

THANK YOU TO OLIVER'S RESCUE ANGELS!

Sandy Pagnotta, Holly Stavis, Kathryn Fore, Sheila Landis in memory of Miss Chickie Dog, Anne Faasse, Anne Faasse, Melisssa Farrington

Update Bio. 04/15/17. Oliver, to the best of our knowledge is about 10 years old now. He is looking forward to being outdoors more since the weather is getting warmer. He loves the fresh air and sunshine. He sits out on the patio with his nose in the air, sniffing all the scents and guarding his home from any intruders, (geese and ducks) by barking when he hears them. He struggles with the collapsed trachea, some arthritis and the blindness. Despite being blind, he has amazing hearing which helps him get around very well. I also think he memorizes where things are in the house. On occasion he will bump into the other dogs and his instant reflex is to snap, although he has never bitten. The other dogs realize his handicap and seem to accommodate him by just moving out of his way. He is on hydrocodone for the collapsed trachea. It seems to relax him so he can sleep without coughing so much.

Oliver is a great little dog and would make a wonderful constant companion. He really likes to be with his people and follows me all over the house, even up and down the stairs. He loves sprawling out on the sofa beside me and will stay there as long as I do. He also loves to be brushed. I tell him what a handsome guy he is and how lucky we are to have him with us. As loveable as he is, a home without small children or other dogs would probably be best. Oliver gets along well with our dogs, but when we take him out to the vet or places where he doesn’t know the dogs, he gets very defensive and wants to protect us. Once he learns the other dogs in the household he will probably be fine, but I still think maybe a home with no other dogs would be best for him. He needs a fenced yard as well. He can be taken out on a leash but he likes the freedom to romp around the fenced back yard.

Oliver is a happy, little guy and is patiently waiting for his forever home. If you would like more information or how to go about adopting this little guy, please go to our website, unitedyorkierescue.org and complete an adoption application or email his foster mom at yorkiefostermom04@gmail.com

Update Bio. 03/15/17. Oliver is a whole year older now and is patiently waiting for his forever family/home. He was all ready for spring, and then Mr. Winter decided he wasn’t finished with us and we ended up with two feet of snow on the fenced patio. Oliver loves to be outdoors, so this has put a hamper on things as he really enjoyed some of the 60 and 70 degree weather we experienced back in February.

The collapsed trachea is an ongoing problem with little Oliver. He has good days and then some not so good. The hydrocodone seems to relax him and he sleeps more which causes him to cough less; however, his super hearing doesn’t miss a thing. I try to let him sleep and tip toe upstairs, but when I turn around, he is right behind me. He certainly likes to be with his people! He loves to stretch out on the sofa next to me and sleep when I watch a movie.

Oliver will still snap if one of the other dogs is standing in his path and bumps into them. I don’t feel this is any type of aggression and he has never bitten. It seems it is more of a reflex instinct, as he is blind and doesn’t know what or who he bumped into. The other dogs are pretty good to move out of his way when they see him coming their way. Oliver loves to eat and is doing well on his grain-free food with pumpkin flakes sprinkled over the top.

We’re looking forward to warm days out on the patio once the snow melts. He loves to be out in the fresh air as he seems to be able to breathe better standing outside with his nose up in the air. He loves walks but we’ve had to limit the length as he starts coughing and has some trouble breathing if we walk too far.

Oliver is a bundle of love and affection patiently waiting for his forever home. Please contact his foster mom at yorkiefostermom04@gmail.com if you would like to schedule a visit with this little guy!

Update Bio. 02/15/17. Oliver is a very happy, little guy and loves to give kisses, despite being blind and having problems with his trachea. Morning and evening walks have been shorter since he tires out easily, but he loves to be outdoors and will sometimes meander around the fenced patio for 15 minutes at a time. We are going back to the vet next week to hopefully get another medication to help him breathe better.

Oliver knows the layout of our house and gets around very well for not being able to see. He also manages the stairs very well. His hearing is exceptional! I can tiptoe past him sleeping in his bed and he immediately jumps up and follows me. He loves to be with his people!

Oliver is waiting for his forever home. He has lots of love to give and he would is eager to be your constant companion 💕

If you are interested in adopting this handsome fellow, just follow the link below to complete the application.

Update Bio. 01/15/17. Oliver is doing well. Although his vision seems to have deteriorated, he gets around great in the house most if the time. I feel his ability to navigate the house is due to his memorization of the layout. Coughing and hacking have increased, somewhat, due to the collapsed trachea, as well as the heart problems. He seems to take things in stride, and is such a happy little guy! He is also doing very well on his grain free diet. I bought him some grain free treats because he is a great little guy and deserves his occasional treat. He does love to eat!

Oliver loves to snuggle up with his people on the sofa. He also loves to give kisses. His sense of hearing is remarkable! If he is sleeping and I tiptoe around him to go upstairs, I rarely get to the bottom of the stairs before he is right behind me. He follows me all over the house! Not bad for a little guy who is pretty much blind!

Oliver is patiently waiting for his forever home with lots of love. He will make a wonderful companion for some lucky person/persons! If you feel this person/persons is you, just follow the link below to complete an application.

Update Bio. 12-18-16. Oliver is doing very well and waiting patiently for his forever home. He is a very lovable little guy, but I still feel he would do better in a home without small children. We know he is blind in the one eye and has limited vision in the other but he does quite well maneuvering around things unless we move a chair or one of the other dogs is standing in his path. He does bump into things frequently. He follows me all over the house and manages to get up and down the stairs fairly well.

Walks have been shorter recently due to high winds, bitter cold and blowing snow, but he still enjoys them. When we get his leash out, he gets all excited and stands by the door waiting to go out. We run out, do our business and run back inside.

I had him at the vet for a vaccination and asked the vet to test him for diabetes because he seemed to be drinking a lot of water, but great news! No diabetes! We have him on food that agrees with his digestive system and I bought special grain free treats that he loves but we limit because he would go through the whole bag if he had his way. This boy loves to eat!

Oliver is a happy little guy and is waiting for his loving forever home. He will provide unconditional love, companionship and much happiness!

Update Bio. 11-15-16. Oliver is adjusting well to his new foster home in Beach Park, IL. He goes for walks in the mornings and evenings and gets so excited when we put the harness and leash on him. We don’t go for long walks since he does have some arthritis, but he does enjoy getting out and sniffing all the scents and walking on the grass on the boulevard between the sidewalk and the street and kicking up his feet.

For being blind in one eye and having limited vision in the other, Oliver does fairly well going up and down the stairs. He is able to go up much better than coming down due to depth perception, which seems to be off but he stretches his leg out to feel the next step below him. As Oliver ages, along with the arthritis and limited vision, a home without stairs might be better suited for him.

Oliver loves to cuddle up on the sofa and be next to his people. He is a very sweet and lovable little guy and will follow you wherever you go. He loves to be petted and have his ears and neck rubbed, but he does startle easily if something comes up on his blind side. I feel a home with adults or older children might be better for him, as they would understand his vision problems.

At the present time, Oliver is on a grain free diet and doing very well. This adorable little guy is looking for his forever home. If you are searching for a loyal, lovable little companion to take walks and curl up on the sofa with, Oliver is your guy! If you are interested in adopting Oliver, follow the link below to complete an application for adoption.

Update Bio. 10/15/16: Oliver is still waiting for his perfect, forever home. He is a very sweet, senior and would do well in just about any home. He'd love to be an only dog with a retired or stay at home person or family, but also gets along with respectful children. He does not need a fenced in a yard, as he doesn't like to be outside alone, and loves going on walks. Oliver would really love a home of his own, so contact his foster mom with any questions! To complete an application for adoption, follow the link below to be taken to the UYR site.

Update Bio. 9/19/16 - Oliver is still doing great in his foster home and was recently peremptorily tested again for heartworms. He tested very faintly positive, but the vet said this is not uncommon for dogs that has previously been as strong positive as Oliver was. The vet recommends waiting until t 6 months after his completed treatment (which would be the beginning of December) and retesting again. We are hoping by then all the former signs of the heartworms in Oliver's system will be completely gone. Until then, he will simply stay on Heartworm preventative monthly, and we will keep hoping for a loving home he can retire in. He may be considered a "senior", but he is actually quite active, especially when taken on walks and out in the yard with other dogs. Inside the house, he prefers to be much more lazy and sleeps most of the time, except when ambling around to follow you from room to room. We are accepting applications on Oliver now, and would consider letting him go to a home with a great vet reference. Please do not hesitate to contact his foster mom with any questions.

Update 8/18/16: Oliver continues to do well since his heartworm treatments. He has been happy and looking forward to his recheck appointment in September to verify that his heartworm disease has been cured. Watch for more on Oliver in September.

Update Bio: 7/5/16 – It’s Oliver again, and I hope everyone had a happy 4th of July! I barked at all the fireworks I could hear, which was not as much fun for everyone else in the house, but was great fun for me!! It is good that I’m not afraid of loud noises though. So I’ve been doing really well since I had my heartworm treatment. I’m feeling great, and much more active now. In fact, it’s kind of hard for foster mom to get good pictures of me because my butt is always wiggling and moving! But I recently got a new haircut since it’s so hot out. I look very dapper, so she wanted to put up some new pictures of me happy and smiling now that I’m feeling better. That missing patch of hair you see on my back is where I had to be shaved for my heartworm injections but don’t worry, it will grow back. Foster mom says I’m still super handsome! Based on my current health situation, we are pretty sure the heartworms are all gone, but I will need a test in September to confirm that. It’s not a very expensive test, but we will need to be sure my adopters are willing to getting this test. It’s a very important test, as is keeping me on heartworm preventative. I never want to go through that awful treatment again! I am very sweet, love to snuggle, enjoy walks and being a couch potato. I would really love a furever home of my own. Please fill out an application to adopt me, or contact my foster mom with any questions you might have, and she will respond asap! Thanks for visiting! Love, Oliver

Update Bio 6/4/16: Oliver here, just wanting to update everyone on how I'm doing. I just had my 2nd and 3rd shots to kill the nasty heartworms I had. It was really hard going through this treatment and I don't ever want to do it again! The heartworms are still dying off so I'm can't go to a new home just yet. I'm in recovery and will have to be re-tested to make sure they all die, but I wanted everyone to know that I'm doing ok and the vet and my foster mom are taking great care of me. To remind everyone, I am totally house trained and crate trained, although I have spent enough time in my crate during this treatment and really don't want to be in there anymore. I have limited vision, but I get around really well and learn my surroundings quickly. I do have some arthritis but I can do a couple of stairs up and down into the yard or patio. I wouldn't be able to do them up and down in a second story house though. I'm pretty chill and since I'm older I just need a place where I can hang out, wander around the yard and house, and sleep. I am up to date on all my shots, medications, and also neutered. If you would like to give me a loving home when my treatment is complete, please fill out an application or contact my foster mom at her email below if you have any questions. She'd be more than happy to talk to you about the process and my treatment!

Initial Bio 5/16/16: Hi everyone! My name is Oliver and I am being fostered in Shiloh, IL. I'm a Yorkie mix, estimated to be about 9 years old. I weigh 17 lbs., and I could stand to lose a little weight. I am a very lucky boy because I was in a shelter for 2 months, in a rural farming community, when UYR pulled me because they heard I had medical issues. It turns out I'm heartworm positive and never received medical treatment for my condition, which is very serious! I had a severe case of kennel cough, which went away after being treated with antibiotics, although I still have a slight cough from the heartworms. I also have compromised eye sight (cataracts) and arthritis, which makes it difficult for me to climb stairs. I know my situation sounds sad, but I'm very happy to be in a loving foster home and away from my old life. My foster mom says I'm a sweet boy and a tough cookie. There are only a few instances when I get to take a break from my crate: one is when I get to go outside to potty. Foster mom puts me on a leash and we walk to the end of the driveway and back. The other time is when she carries me up the stairs and I lay in her crafting room while she works. Sometimes I bump into things, but I am learning how to navigate my new surroundings, so this scenario is only on rare occasions. My favorite times are when foster mom gives me scratches while I lay in my crate. Also, I do not mind children or other dogs, but cats are another story! My most pressing issue is that I am heartworm positive, which has quite the recovery process. At first I was on pills, also known as the slow-kill method. After several months of this treatment, an ultrasound revealed that it was not effective and the worms were "alive and kicking". I went to see a new vet, who just completed a thesis on heartworm, so I am in really good hands. He began a new treatment that requires injections. I had my first one last week and I will receive the next 2 injections next month. This could be a long process and I cannot be adopted until the vet gives me the green light, but if you would like to apply in advance to be considered to adopt me, please fill out an application on our website www.uyr.us. Also, my treatment is very expensive, so please consider donating to my vet care and stayed tuned for progress updates! Love, Oliver


To date we've spent $1490.40 on Oliver's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $1098.58 in donations.
Please donate!

For more information, contact my foster parents at: yorkiefostermom04@gmail.com.

To fill out the adoption application for Oliver click here.
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Indiana
Indy Buddy

Bio and pic coming soon… Stay tuned!


To date we've spent $42.00 on Indy Buddy's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $0 in donations.
Please donate!

For more information, contact my foster parents at: pammie.godshall@gmail.com.

To fill out the adoption application for Indy Buddy click here.
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Charlie
Iowa
Charlie

Charlie is a beautiful 3 year old, 11 pound Yorkie being fostered in Urbandale, IA.

THANK YOU TO CHARLIE'S RESCUE ANGELS!

Mary Mays-Delamater, Nancy Stanley, Carol Nelson

Update Bio. 04/27/17. Charlie continues to do well. He is now ready to meet people. If you are interested in meeting Charlie and possible adoption, just follow the link below.

Update Bio. 04/04/17. Charlie continues to make me smile everyday. He loves when the neighbors daughter comes over to take him on walks. Charlie loves kids, he needs to warm up to adults at first. Charlie is very smart, he wants nothing more than to make the alpha happy (I'm the alpha for now).

Update Bio. 03/04/17. Charlie is continuing to learn good behaviors while in foster care. He would do well in a home with children and without other pets. He loves attention. He also loves to please those around him. So it's very important for his family to make sure he knows what is expected of him. He is very comfortable with kids right away. He has to be slowly introduced to adults before he feels safe. He is ready to meet families living in the Des Moines Iowa area. If you are one of these families, follow the link below to complete an application for adoption.

Sincerely, his foster mom Susan

Update Bio. 02/04/17. Charlie has learned so much while in foster care. He has been getting along much better with his fur, foster brothers in the last few months. However, he would be very happy getting all the attention. He loves playing with kids, and he loves to cuddle. He needs to know he has a pack leader in order to feel safe. Charlie is a fast learner. He is ready to start meeting families wanting to add to their home. If Charlie sounds like the man for you, follow the link below to be taken to the application.

Sincerely, Susan

(Foster mom)

Update Bio.01/02/16. Charlie is doing well. He does not like people walking into the home unless I'm the one that invites them in... so he's a cute little watch dog. He wants to love and protect his family, he wants to be an only dog. If Charlie sounds like the dog for you, follow the link below to complete an application.

Update Bio. 11/25/16. Good news! Charlie maybe visiting with a new family to see if he is a compatible companion! He is a very protective little fellow when it comes to his humans and does not like to share his family with other dogs. He does love to cuddle and get belly rubs. Keep Charlie in your prayers for a good visit and a new home for Christmas!

Update Bio. 09/06/16. Charlie does really well with children who like to throw balls and play. However ,Charlie does not enjoy sharing attention with other dogs. He loves to cuddle, and have his belly rubbed. He needs to be gently introduced to new adults who enter his home, he tends to be very protective of his family. Charlie is a wonderful companion for the right family. If Charlie sounds like the boy for you, follow the link below to complete an application.

Update Bio. 08/31/16. Hello everyone! I am doing really well with my foster mom and family. I have learned not to react in naughty ways when someone new comes to visit. My foster mom is the boss, I like knowing I don't have to be in charge. I am still looking for my furever family. If you think I am the right dog for you, please follow the link to complete an application for adoption.

Sincerely, Charlie

Update Bio: 07/30/16. Charlie is doing well. He is very smart. When he gets his forever family, he will make them very happy. He needs to be placed within 10 miles of where he is being fostered ( Urbandale, IA) so I can help him adjust and be available to continue with any training.

Update Bio: 07/06/16. Charlie is doing well in his foster home. He did have a set back when he heard fireworks going off in the neighborhood during the week leading up to the 4th of July. Thunderstorms frighten him as well. But I know he will be able to overcome the aggressive behavior he reverts back to during these events. At this time he is not ready to be adopted. I look forward to getting him ready to join a forever family. When he isn't under stress, he is very loving and playful.

Sincerely, Susan Foster Mom

Update 06/05/16: Hello my name is Charlie, but my close friends call me Chuck sometimes. I'm 3 years old and I was rescued in California. After hanging out in sunny San Francisco, I was flown to Iowa so my foster mom could help me figure out what kind of family would suite me the best.

I LOVE children, but they have to let me get used to them before I'll feel safe. I get very stressed when strangers come over. My foster mom has a lot of people coming and going, and she's trying to get me over my fears. A quiet home would be perfect for me.

Love, Charlie

I'm fostering Chuck, and he is the most loving boy once he gets to know people. I leash him when new people come over to keep him from biting. He is fearful of men the most until he knows they are safe. I am working on getting him over his fear of new people. However if you don't have much traffic through your home and looking for a lovebug, he'd be perfect.

Sincerely, Chuck’s UYR Foster Mom

Update 06/2/16: Charlie has moved to Des Moines, IA where his foster mom will be continuing work with his training. Please check back for an update on his progress.

Update 03/23/16: Since his rescue, we have been working on Charlie's crate training, potty training, behavior modification training for his fear of strangers, and leash training. Generally, I have been teaching him to be a “good citizen” in a home environment, something I think he never learned before. Charlie has come a long way since he arrived at my house.

The perfect home for Charlie would be a quiet home, no children, a fenced backyard with a doggie door, and another dog or two, if they are of a calm and stable temperament. The perfect owner for Charlie would be one that enjoys playing with their dog, teaching them tricks, and walking them. Charlie loves his toys, and loves to play. This boy has a big heart and is anxious to learn! Charlie will surely steal your heart.

Update 01/24/16: Charlie has shown aggressiveness towards strangers, although very loving to his foster parents. For this reason, we have placed his adoption on hold while we consult and work with a trainer. It has been recommended by the trainer that Chester and Charlie be separated as they tend to feed off of each other’s bad behavior. For that reason we have made the difficult decision that they will be separated and adopted to different homes.

Update 12/10/15: Charlie has no evidence of ringworm. He is the larger of the two boys. He would like to be a lap dog, as he will jump in my lap if allowed. He appears to be house trained, as he has had no accidents in the house. However, we are also doing crate training with Charlie. Both boys are just adorable and very well behaved in their crates.

Initial Bio: 12/07/15: Charlie is about 11 pounds and 3 years old. Currently he will require vet care for a skin problem, suspected to be ringworm. Both boys are just adorable with sweet personalities, and very good in their crate. I will know more after their vet appointment tomorrow. Charlie is on left of the picture, Chester on the right.


To date we've spent $695.80 on Charlie's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $441.69 in donations.
Please donate!

For more information, contact my foster parents at: page_benson@yahoo.com.

To fill out the adoption application for Charlie click here.
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Rocky
Iowa
Rocky

Meet the adorable Rocky. Rocky is a 5-month-old, 4lb. yorkie being fostered in IA.

Initial Bio. 04/24/17. Hi! My name is Rocky, and I am five months old. I had an accident at home and fractured my back leg. My family loved me a lot but needed help, so they asked United Yorkie Rescue. I had a very busy past two days. I moved from Wisconsin to Iowa. I was a very good boy on the car ride and was entertained by these black things my foster mom calls windshield wipers. When we got home, I meet Paco, he is a forever dog. He showed me the ropes and shared his water bowl. I also met a cat! She was very playful, moving her tail around for me to get. She didn't play long. She hid her tail under her body, but still let me lay next to her. When we woke up, I went on another car ride, ending up at the doggie doctor. They were all so nice and gave me lots of pets. They took another picture of my leg. Guess what! it's on the mend so I don't need surgery!! They took off my splint but I still have to be very calm, which is hard for me because I want to explore and play. I now need all my shots and to get neutered. I don' think that sounds like fun.

I am a very small boy, weighing only 4 pounds. The vet says I am a little under weight, so I get to be a piggy. I need a home with no small children. And more importantly, a home where I can be watched so I don't jump off furniture if you put me on it. I am a delicate boy. I am working on potting where I should and cuddling with my foster mom and fur siblings. Stay tuned for more information since I am just learning what I like to do.


To date we've spent $355.37 on Rocky's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $0 in donations.
Please donate!

For more information, contact my foster parents at: devotedyorkiegal@gmail.com.

To fill out the adoption application for Rocky click here.
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Toby
Iowa
Toby

Toby is an adorable Silkie Terrier. He weighs 10 pound and is 7 years old. This cutie is being fostered in Urbandale, IA.

Toby is not yet ready to be adopted so applications are not being accepted at this time.

Update Bio. 03/15/17. Oh my heart! Toby has become such a sweet boy. He loves being apart of a "family pack". He needs a home where he will not be left alone. He gets along with other dogs, very well. He must remain in the Des Moines, Iowa area so that he can ease into a new home. If Toby sounds like the man for you, just follow the link below to complete an application.

Updated Bio. 02/15/17. Toby continues to improve daily. He is becoming very socialized and happy. He is ready to start meeting potential forever families. So, if you are interested in adopting this beautiful, little fellow, just follow the link below to complete the application.

Updated bio 1/15/17 Toby is now at his foster home in Iowa where he will be undergoing behavior training with his new foster mom. Toby has to learn he is not in charge and that showing aggression is not an appropriate or acceptable behavior. He will learn that even though he is not the alpha dog he will receive all the love and care and kindness he needs. Toby is often very sweet and loving. He enjoys being held and cuddled and he will give kisses, but he is still inconsistent with his behavior. Toby will be learning proper dog manners when being in situations that may not be to his liking.

When Toby is ready for his forever home he will need to be adopted within driving distance of Urbandale, Iowa in order for his foster mom to continue to work with Toby and his new family if necessary.

Please check back soon for updates. You can follow Toby's saga as he learns how to be the perfect pup and when he will be ready for adoption.

Initial Bio 1-7-17 Toby just arrived at his foster home today. He is slowly settling in. Toby has been moved around several times in the last few weeks and he is taking his time adjusting to his new situation. We know just a little about this adorable fellow. He rides nicely in the car. He most likely is pee pad trained, he lives women more than men, and if he doesn't like a situation or is scared he may act out.

Right now Toby's foster parents have a lot to learn about this guy. More updates will be coming once they know what his needs are and what can be done to take care of those needs for him to make him a happier little guy.


To date we've spent $0 on Toby's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $0 in donations.
Please donate!

For more information, contact my foster parents at: page_benson@yahoo.com.

To fill out the adoption application for Toby click here.
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Ky Sammy
Kentucky
KY Sammy

KY Sammy is an 8 (estimated) year old, 18 pound Yorkie Mix boy being fostered in Covington, KY (Cincinnati area).

THANK YOU TO KY SAMMY'S RESCUE ANGELS!

Jane St. John, Paul Clark, Jo-Ellen Gasior, Karry Rogers, Angie Cagle, Laurie Casner, Wendy Fuhrmaneck, Carol and Steve Ward, Sheila Coleman, Carol Gostomski, Sandra Wendt, Laurie Casner

Update 4/2/2017:

Sammy's transformation has continued to make leaps and bounds toward a full recovery this past week. He is now down to only one medication in the evening, daily ear cleanings and baths 3x per week. His skin is beginning to look pink and healthy, his fur thicker and fuller, and his foster parents cannot wait for that new peach fuzz to really start filling in the areas that had thinned from all of the infection. Sammy's personality has also perked up immensely! The sleepy, timid Sammy that came to us two weeks ago is now alert, bouncing around with his foster brother, and so excited for walks to the park each day. His foster parents are still working on helping Sammy learn some good behaviors of sleeping through the night and teaching him how to let us know when he needs to go out to potty, but he has improved so much since day one. He loves attention from his human companions so much, he will follow you wherever you go--and is always so eager to please. We will miss this little guy so much when he leaves, but want nothing more than for Sammy to find a furever home where he will be loved and cherished the way he deserves to be. Sammy will visit the vet this Tuesday for a follow-up appointment to check his progress, and if all goes well, will be ready for adoption as soon as his teeth get cleaned and he is microchipped. Could Sammy be the right pup for you or someone you know? If so, please complete the adoption application below.

Update 3/24/17

Just look at the amazing progress that this sweet boy has made in only a week’s time! Sammy has been receiving LOTS of TLC and ongoing treatment for his skin issues and eye/ear infections. He is receiving anti-fungal medicated baths, ear flushes, ear drops, eye ointment, oral antibiotics, anti-itch medication and steroid shots to help get this sweet boy in tip top shape! All this PLUS lots of LOVE and BELLY RUBS from his foster parents) are working miracles! As you can see Sammy is starting to SHINE on the inside and out!

Sammy is pretty much a PERFECT dog. He is has so much going for him! He is a Yorkie Mix so he does not have the typical small stature of most Yorkies. He is a perfect 18 pounds and this also means he is not as fragile as his tinier counterparts and perfectly sized for snuggling. This sweet boy is house-trained and walks great on a leash. He is also very calm and gentle. Sammy loves attention and gets along great with other dogs. Sammy has a great personality and has shown ZERO signs of aggression after having be put in MANY uncomfortable situations (frequent baths with painful skin, lots of pills, eye and ear meds, etc.). He has yet to be kid tested because we want to wait for his skin issues to improve before exposing him to children. His foster parents are working on getting him to sleep through the night. Sammy would LOVE to climb into his human’s bed with them and after his skin clears up he will be able to do just that! His foster parents are confident that he will sleep through the night just fine once he can sleep with or near his humans.

Sammy will be seen again in a few days by the Dogtor to check his progress but we think he will receive a good report! If all goes well, Sammy will be micro-chipped at that time and we will schedule any other care that Sammy needs. We hope that Sammy will be ready for his perfect Fur-Ever home soon so if you think this sweet boy is a perfect fit for your home go ahead and apply to adopt him today!

Sammy and his foster parents want to thank EVERY PAWDY who so lovingly donated towards his care. To help us pay for Sammy's continuing care just click the PayPal button below and THANK YOU!

Updated Bio 3/17/17 Meet KY Sammy, an 8 (estimated) year old, 18 pound Yorkie Mix being fostered in Covington KY (Cincinnati area).

A fellow rescue group reached out to UYR about Sammy. Sammy was living with a senior suffering from dementia who was not able to care for him. They hoped a Yorkie Rescue could help and UYR said yes to this sweet boy in need of medical attention. Sammy is missing lots of hair, has worms, eye, ear and skin infections and possibly something wrong with his endocrine system. Today he saw the Vet and got started on antibiotics, medicated shampoo, anti-itch medications and had lots of blood drawn for special tests. We won't have those test results back until next week. So in the meantime UYR and Sammy could use some support with Vet bills, and lots of positive thoughts and prayers.

To help us pay for his care please click the PayPal button below. Thank You!

Initial Bio 3/16/17: Sammy is an estmated 8 (estimated) year old Yorkie Mix Boy. He was surrendered by his owners who was no longer able to give Sammy the care he needs. He has just come into UYR so stay tuned for updates as we get to know him


To date we've spent $463.25 on KY Sammy's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $575.00 in donations.
Please donate!

For more information, contact my foster parents at: keepcalmandyorkieon@gmail.com.

To fill out the adoption application for KY Sammy click here.
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Maximilian
Massachusetts
Maximilian

Maximilian is a sweet 12 year old, 8 pound little boy who is being fostered near New Bedford, MA.

THANK YOU TO MAXIMILIAN'S RESCUE ANGELS!

Irene and Peter Havas...Merry Christmas, we love you, Cynthia Duranti, Angie Cagle, Wendy Fuhrmaneck, Regina Brantley

Update Bio. 03/21/17. I'm still here in Massachusetts, and its spring! I love roaming in the back yard, smelling all the new smells. Sometimes I play hard to get with FM, I run from her, and she chases me and laughs at my puppy like play. I've put on some much need weight, I love rotisserie chicken with my kibble and eat everything on my plate. I go to have my teeth cleaned this week, which means I'll be ready to find my new family. Come and check me out, I'll be even more handsome. If you are interested in adopting me, just follow the link below to be taken to the application.

Updated Bio. 03/01/17. Hi all my Paw friends. I’ve been with my Foster family since December. I have been using eye drops and eye ointment for my dry eyes, altough they feel better, my vision is still limited. FM has been teaching and guiding me up and down the outside stairs. My depth perception is off, and I don’t always know they are there,but It’s ok cause I get to be carried more. The winter here in MA. hasn’t been too bad but I do love to stay in my fleece PJ’s and lounge the day away. I love my FD. When he comes home, I get all excited and wag my tail and stick to him like glue. If he gets up, I get up and follow him like he’s the Pied Piper. If i can’t see him, I start wandering around the house until I fine him. He may be calling me but my hearing is impaired, so he just taps me on my back and I’m so happy to find him again. I need to have a dental; although, I’m not really sure what that means. FM tells me I might feel more like eating if my mouth didn’t hurt. The Dogtor wanted me to get healthy and put on some weight before that is done. Stay tune for my handsome smile.

12/10/16: Initial Bio: Maximilian was a stray in New York City and was rescued in the nick of time from the shelter. Please stay tuned as we get to learn more about this boy.


To date we've spent $1967.34 on Maximilian's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $395.00 in donations.
Please donate!

For more information, contact my foster parents at: wshenry42@verizon.net.

To fill out the adoption application for Maximilian click here.
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Chopper

Piper and Chopper
Minnesota
Chopper

Meet the handsome Chopper. Chopper is a loveable, 4-year-old yorkie mix, weighing 11.5 lb. is being fostered in MN.

THANK YOU TO CHOPPER'S RESCUE ANGELS!

Sandy Pagnotta

Update Bio. 04/08/17. Chopper is part of a bonded pair with brother Piper. Chopper continues to show us what he's made of and why he's so awesome. A couple of recent observations with a little more time in his foster home, has shown us that he's the strong and steady one of the pair, he's laid back with a certain flair of happy and easy going. He continues to watch out for his brother Piper, enjoys sleeping right next to foster mom's head at night, with brother beside him, and sends an unstated message of 'I'm here for ya man!'.

Chopper and Piper are not used to a noisy, chaotic environment and the resident fur kids send the boys running to seek shelter when they get wound up playing. They are not fans of the barking and growling comotion that goes on that the two same size resident dogs are used to. Hopefully they'll adjust and loosen up a little, but this means they'll probably do best in a low key, quieter environment. Both boys love to play and are constantly happy cheerful guys ready to roll around on the floor, nip at your fingers and get tummy rubs - just no barking and growling involved. (please, they say)

Brother Piper has proven to be a quick whit, including quick escape out the door! Fortunately, the garage door has been down so he hasn't gotten away, however it means they would do best in a home that understands the need for heightened security to keep them safe, a fenced yard would be best. Both boys love going outside and dashing from one side to the other, rolling in the grass and laying in the sun. Going for walks is enjoyable, with attention to noisy cars and other things that freak them out a little.

If you're looking for a happy go-lucky guy in your life who wants to play and enjoy life, snuggle up amongst a pile of squishy pillows and blankets to enjoy a fire, and go for walks or play in the yard, you've found your match!

Initial Bio. 03/18/17. Chopper is an 11.5 lb, 4 yr. old (in May 2017) Yorkie (mix?) boy who came to United Yorkie Rescue in March 2017 with his brother Piper. The boys were rescued from a South Dakota shelter, both in very good shape with neuter, up to date on shots, good weight and wonderful personalities. (no chip) Chopper is fostered in St. Paul MN.

Chopper's history is unknown, but he appears to have been loved and taken care of. He fell right into routine like he knew the ropes, is potty trained (hasn't had an accident in the house as of yet) stands by the door to go out, knows his name and responds when called, loves to snuggle and interact with the family. Chopper is great with other dogs his size, (no medium or large dogs) and older children who understand he's small.

Chopper's a sweet boy who loves his snuggles on the couch and in bed, loves investigating the yard, and in general just wants to be by his person. He's a very alert boy with large beautiful, inquisitive eyes that look right into your soul. He also loves snuggling his brother Piper, he's rarely away from his side and we've determined they're a bonded pair and must be placed together. This shouldn't deter anyone, this pair is so sweet, easy to care for and fun!

Chopper does well in a kennel at night, but of course loves to sleep in bed with his foster family (mom, dad and two other dogs), he has displayed minimal fear (more like caution when meeting someone new or in a new environment) and warms up quickly, no aggression. He'll occasionally join in barking when his foster siblings are barking, or if he's in a playful mood, but doesn't engage on his own.

When Chopper and his brother arrived to rescue they had terrible ear infections, which included terrible yeast infections, and were treated with antibiotic and ear flushes for a couple of weeks. Because of this it will be important that Chopper's family commit to 4/5 star rated food and a limited ingredient diet, to help with allergies. He's currently on a grain free diet while he recovers from the ear infections, to see if this helps. It's unknown if the ears will be a persistent issue, but will need to be monitored. Regular ear flushes with products that help prevent bacteria and yeast growth, available over the counter or ordered online, may be helpful. He is food motivated, loves scrambled eggs, healthy dog treats, fruits and begging for whatever he thinks he can get! He's at a perfect weight, so we're not letting him win the treats too often. Foster mom can work on his diet with the adopters, as he's also getting a home made mix of meats, fruits and veggies as part of a whole food limited ingredient diet which is very easy to make and freeze in small containers to be taken out as needed for use.

To complete an application for Chopper go to: http://unitedyorkierescue.org or look for the adoption application link on the site, left side navigation menu.


To date we've spent $478.68 on Chopper's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $25.00 in donations.
Please donate!

For more information, contact my foster parents at: kmlevang@gmail.com.

To fill out the adoption application for Chopper click here.
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Piper

Piper and Chopper
Minnesota
Piper

Meet the handsome Piper. Piper is a loveable, 4-year-old yorkie mix, weighing 7 lb. being fostered in MN.

THANK YOU TO PIPER'S RESCUE ANGELS!

Sandy Pagnotta

Update Bio. 04/08/17. Piper is part of a bonded pair with brother, Chopper. Piper continues to flourish as he and his brother Chopper settle into routine in their foster home. A couple of new observations have been made with a little more time in the home: Piper doesn't do well with loud noises and commotion. His foster brother and sister are quite the noisy ones when it comes play time, and mischief and their barking and excitement sends Piper and brother Chopper running for cover to hide. Unsure of why all the noisy barking is going on, Piper will curl into a ball and shake for some time after excitement has calmed down. Chopper and Piper are quiet players/activity time boys, they'll lay down and roll around on their backs, gently play bite your fingers, and in general just want attention and tummy rubs and kisses, the whole noise part of play is not familiar to them and seems to freak them out. With some more time they'll hopefully adjust and get better with it.

Piper is quite the little escape artist. He's a quick whip and has managed to escape through the laundry room door into the garage. Thankfully the garage door has been down so he hasn't gotten out, but his tendency to be on the heals of his person and being so fast, and skittish means he's a flight risk. He's been timid, while at times also showing confidence through growling at his foster fur brother if too close to foster mamma, so we've been firm in not letting him pick up a habbit of thinking he's in charge and owning any human.

Both boys love going outside and dashing from one side to the other, rolling in the grass and laying in the sun. Going for walks is enjoyable, with attention to noisy cars and other things that freak them out a little. Sweet and loving as ever, he loves to be held, snuggled and seems to prefer a quieter non busy or loud environment. We think a fenced yard and family who understands his underlying nervous nature and tendency to 'dash' would be the best fit for him, to ensure his safety and a happy, healthy life. Piper is a quick study and has learned sit for a treat.

If you're looking for the love of your life, soul mate and lots of snuggles, this little boy has been waiting for you to come along!

Initial Bio. 03/18/17. Piper is a 7.5 lb., 4 yr. old (in May 2017) Yorkie (mix?) boy who came to United Yorkie Rescue in March 2017 with his brother Chopper. The boys were rescued from a South Dakota shelter, both in very good shape with neuter, up to date on shots, good weight and wonderful personalities. (no chip) Piper is fostered in St. Paul MN.

Piper's history is unknown, but he appears to have been loved and taken care of. He fell right into routine with his foster like he knew the ropes. He is mostly potty trained (on a schedule) and will stand by the door to go out or go into the kitchen where there are pee pads,and take aim. He knows his name and responds when called, and loves to snuggle and interact with the family. Piper is great with other dogs his size (small dogs only due to his size) and older children only due to his size. One of his favorite places is the arm or back of the couch where he can be up high to observe what's going on around him. He's a talker and will tell you when he wants love and when he isn't getting enough! He also loves snuggling his brother Chopper, he's rarely away from Chopper's side and we've determined they're a bonded pair and must be placed together.

This shouldn't deter anyone, this pair is so sweet, easy to care for and fun!

Piper does well in a kennel at night, but of course loves to sleep in bed with his foster family (mom, dad and two other dogs). Piper has displayed minimal fear (more like caution when meeting someone new or in a new environment) and warms up quickly, no aggression, and is very submissive. His favorite position is on his back getting belly rubs, when not curled up snuggling. Piper doesn't bark much, he'll join in when his foster siblings are excited barking about something, sometimes when he's looking for attention, but doesn't engage on his own. He does fairly well with stairs, he's learned to go up the stairs to the couch and bed, and the stairs from the deck to the yard to go potty, but hasn't tackled the stairs from between the basement walk out and and main level of the house. Stairs will be a necessary tool for this little guy to save his knees and prevent injury since he's a small boy.

When Piper and his brother Chopper arrived to rescue they had terrible ear infections, which included terrible yeast infections, and were treated with antibiotic and ear flushes for a couple of weeks. Because of this it will be important that Piper's family commit to 4/5 star rated food and a limited ingredient diet, to help with allergies. He's currently on a grain free diet while he recovers from the ear infections, to see if this helps. It's unknown if the ears will be a persistent issue, but will need to be monitored. Regular ear flushes with products that help prevent bacteria and yeast growth, available over the counter or ordered online, may be helpful. He is food motivated, loves scrambled eggs, healthy dog treats, fruits and begging for whatever he thinks he can get! He's at a perfect weight, so we're not letting him win the treats too often. Foster mom can work on his diet with the adopters, as he's also getting a home made mix of meats, fruits and veggies as part of a whole food limited ingredient diet which is very easy to make and freeze in small containers to be taken out as needed for use.

To complete an application for Piper go to: http://unitedyorkierescue.org or look for the adoption application link on the site, left side navigation menu.


To date we've spent $484.73 on Piper's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $25.00 in donations.
Please donate!

For more information, contact my foster parents at: kmlevang@gmail.com.

To fill out the adoption application for Piper click here.
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Max

Max
North Carolina
Max

Max is a sweet 7 year old, 10 pound Yorkie fellow. He is being fostered in Winston-Salem, NC.

THANK YOU TO MAX'S RESCUE ANGELS!

Sheila Coleman

Update 4/17/17

Max is all ready for forever. He is such a smart little guy, why he can even open up the sliding glass doors into the dining room! He is so much fun, and so very loving. He loves to play with his toys, balls, and people. He gets along with older children, and could be an acceptable pet in a home with children 11 years of age or older. Max is a perfect car rider, he is great on the grooming table, and he enjoys sleeping at the foot of the bed. He is selective with his pup friends as he is somewhat of an Alpha dog, but enjoys playing with most dogs and tolerates the cat. Max will require a sizable fenced in yard, and possibly a companion dog of his size or a little larger of his liking. He loves to run and he is quite fast. Max’s only flaw is what I have tagged him as a ‘runner’. He bolts at an open door or gate to the outside. Therefore, Max must have a fenced area to his outside access in order to keep him safe as his adrenaline overcomes his sense of direction and he just runs and does not look where he is going, he quickly becomes gone. A beautiful Yorkie with striking appearance and color. Max has had a complete dental, neutered and is up to date on all of his shots/vaccinations. See more pics and videos of Max at foster mom Facebook page: A NC Yorkie Rescue or contact foster mom at laloba1016@yahoo.com

Update 3/3/17

Max is now ready for his forever. No more skin issues, they are all cleared up and his dental was a great success, with minimal extractions.

Max is a special little pup as he is housebroken, does well on a leash, rides well, even gets along with the cat, however he is selective on his acceptance of other pups.

He’s a little bit Alpha, and might do well with just you and him as he can certainly give you plenty of sweet Yorkie Kisses and tail wags. He enjoys walks in the yard with his person, and loves the privacy of a fenced in area in which to gain access to the outside. On warm afternoons you will find him running through the yard getting his exercise as he enjoys the freedom of off leash.

Max likes to travel with his person, so when the door opens, be prepared as he is going to go right out it if you aren’t careful. Foster Mom and Max are working on that, however, Foster Mom must insist that Max’s access to outside be fenced to keep him from running into traffic or causing injury to himself or others. Max is not crate trained, and dislikes the crate, he is gated at Foster Mom’s and is happy being contained in that manner. A crate for this pup is not acceptable.

Max is a very happy little boy and he enjoys his human very much lying beside you on the couch watching TV, sleeping at the foot of your bed, and following you around as you do your chores. Due to this age, Max will not be placed in a home with children under 11 years of age. Yorkies at his age do not tolerate the picking up and pulling by inexperienced toddlers, and he may show dislike in their handling. Max’s understanding and safety is very important to insure Max’s happiness as well as your family’s; therefore, Max cannot be placed where small children frequent and a fenced area to outside access is required for his adoptive family. Additional pics are available of Max on Foster Mom’s Facebook page:

A NC Yorkie Rescue.

You may also contact Foster Mom at laloba1016@yahoo.com

Updated Bio 1/29/2017

Just in 10 days . . take a look at what a difference a dental, antibiotics, a bath and a little trim makes! This this little boy has turned into a handsome little man! His skin fungus is all gone, he’s no longer itching, his hair is growing back beautifully, his mouth is all fixed and it doesn’t hurt anymore. Since he has felt so much better, foster mom has discovered Max is believed to be house broken, he is just getting used to things, but has very limited accidents. He loves exploring outside and enjoys playing with selective foster brothers and sisters, and tolerates them all.

A word of caution, Max is a runner and is quick to escape an open door. He must go to a home where his access to the outside is fenced. He is a perfect companion in the car, an excellent rider, and does wonderfully on a leash. Max is an adorable, lovable little Yorkie boy and would be a perfect companion for anyone with children at least 11 and up.

Questions, please contact foster mom at laloba1016@yahoo.com.

Initial Bio 1/19/17 Max’s day started out horrible when his owner surrendered him because they could no longer take care of him. He was scared and trembling, his mouth hurt because he needs a dental, his back itched because he had fleas which were untreated. Poor Max also has a fungus infection and he’s missing some hair.

But Max had two new best friends, and he didn’t even know it yet. The lady at the shelter met the foster mom at the door and told her she had another Yorkie pup by the name of Max and hoped that she might take him along with the puppy she had originally come for. Foster mom looked in the cage and saw that scared little Yorkie and said, “Why yes, I will take that pup, you get him ready, he can go with me”. Foster mom didn’t even call her boss to see if it was okay, she just put him in the front seat of the car in a puppy seat and with a puppy in the crate in the back seat, they all headed to Winston Salem, NC On the drive home foster mom called dogtor Jeni and scheduled a dogtor appointment the next morning for Max, too!

This little boy is a charmer. His surrender paperwork indicates he is very smart, house-trained, walks on a leash, very active, playful, friendly, and very independent. He is settling in at Foster Mom’s on his first night, as he is not accustomed to having foster brothers and sisters, and the surroundings are quite new. We will begin to assess him once he has settled in. He had been with his previous owners since a pup.

It is a good idea to get your adoption application in for this little guy if you are interested in adopting him. Why? Because once that dental is done, it won’t take long to take care of his skin issues, and he’ll be good to go. He’ll be looking for his forever home and you won’t want to miss this handsome little delight.

Questions - contact foster mom at laloba1016@yahoo.com


To date we've spent $885.25 on Max's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $30.00 in donations.
Please donate!

For more information, contact my foster parents at: Laloba1016@yahoo.com.

To fill out the adoption application for Max click here.
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Roscoe
North Carolina
Roscoe

Roscoe is an adorable 8 year old, 11 pound little boy who is being fostered in Winston-Salem, NC.

THANK YOU TO ROSCOE'S RESCUE ANGELS!

Sheila Coleman, Leslie Corbell, Janet Davidson, Karry Rogers, Jane St. John, Dianne Schultz, Teresa Beament, Wendy Fuhrmaneck, Sheila Coleman, Sandra Wendt, Carol Nelson, Jan Freeman, Sheila Coleman, Elizabeth Steelman, Dianne Schultz, Janet Davidson, Ilene Rand, Sandra Wendt, Susan Smith, Wendy Fuhrmaneck, Brenda Stone, Barbara Carvalho, Walter Firth, Anna Steelman, Vickie Coleman, Sandy Pagnotta, Nicole Boden, Penny Bacon, Erica Czelenk, Fulvia Marino, Sarah Bartel, Carol Gostomski, Lee Filer, Jane St. John, Pamela Reynolds, Karry Rogers, Wendy Fuhrmaneck, Courtney Webb, Irene and Peter Havas Monetary donation for Roscoe in memory of Buddy, Vanessa and Pepe, Teresa Beament, Nancy Meinershagen, Vito Russo, Wendy Fuhrmaneck, Linda Hoover, Eduardo Lara, Irene and Peter Havas in memory of Buddy, Vanessa and Pepe, Renee Little, Nestor Sanchez

3/26/2017 Update

Roscoe’s future is so bright he’s gotta get him some shades! Yes sir, this is one happy little pup because . . . . the cone is gone and well you might say he’s just busted out of his shell. His tail wags, he plays with the other pups, he jumps and runs with his foster brothers and well, he’s just a ray of sunshine. He is doing fantastic after his cataract surgery (thank you all very much)! AND he has learned to cope with his eye drops, stands still as he can while foster mom drops them in the corner of his eyes. Then he’s off to run and play again. House broken, does well on a leash, joins right in barking for breakfast and dinner along with his other foster brothers and he gets along well with all of them. Roscoe is still under the care NC State as he has a 3 month and 6 month return visit and will also require yearly visits for check ups. If you'd like to be this pups's lucky furever, well, he's accepting applications because he's now available for adoption. Roscoe’s medical care has been rather expensive and If you would like to make a donation towards his care, please select the PayPal under his bio. For more pictures / videos of Roscoe, tune in to foster mom’s facebook page: A NC Yorkie Rescue.

Update 2/26/17

Eye Believe in miracles. Eye can see for the first time in a very long time. Eye see all my foster brothers. Eye can recognize all the toys on the floor. Eye can see what my food looks like. Eye no longer need the big white plate to eat from, eye can see the small ones like my foster brothers use. Eye can see the dry food in the dry food bowl. Eye can see the green grass, the bark on the trees, the lines in the wood on the deck, the birds that I once only heard, and eye can see the love in foster mom's eyes looking back at me.

Roscoe is home and doing wonderfully. His surgery on 2/24 was a great success and he was released for home on 2/25. He saw foster mom for the first time, and he still smelled of her nose, just to make sure it was really her, and then gave her a sweet little kiss. His tail has not stopped wagging since he has gotten home. His eye drop medication currently is Tropicamide Ophthalmic Solution 2x daily, and Dexameth Neo Poly Ophth 4x daily. He is also taking Carprofen 2x daily. He returns for his first visit in 7 - 10 days and is expected to reduce his eye drops to only 1 medication daily and he will complete his carprofen in 1 week.

You may contact foster mom at the e-mail below and see more photos of Roscoe on foster mom's face book page:

A NC Yorkie Rescue.

Your contribution to help us cover his cost of care can be done by selecting PayPal beneath this bio. Roscoe Thanks You!

UPDATED BIO 02/14/2017: Roscoe is a sweet little love bug. He is a happy little pup and when he knows Foster Mom is home he runs toward her. Because of Roscoe’s cataracts, he can’t see her, but he hears her calling to him and his little tail just wags! Foster Mom picks him up and first he smells her nose, then he gives her a kiss!

As Roscoe’s vision deteriorates, he finds himself bumping into the other pups. His brothers don’t understand and sometimes they fuss at him for being in their way. Foster Mom keeps him close to her to help the others understand. Roscoe has been to the dogtor and it has been confirmed he is an excellent candidate for cataract surgery. His surgery is currently scheduled for 2/24/2017 - but we need your help to reach our goal of $3,000 for his surgery.

Without this surgery, Roscoe will soon be totally blind. As of right now, he can see light/dark only in one eye and a little fuzz in the other. He is only 8 years old, and is in perfect health. Please help us restore his sight, it is such a precious gift and Roscoe has so many more years in which to live, let’s help him see his future unfold.

You may go to UYR's You Caring Fund Raiser for Roscoe Eye Believe or you may donate through the PayPay Donation button below his bio. Roscoe Thanks You. You may view other photos of Roscoe at foster mom’s Facebook page, - A NC Yorkie Rescue - or contact her at laloba1016@yahoo.com.

Initial Bio 1/14/17 Roscoe found himself in a kill shelter when his owner surrendered him as they were unable to care for him any longer. He could hardly walk when brought in as his nails were so long, they were turning into his pads and he was covered in fleas. His eyes are clouded with cataracts and his teeth are badly in need of attention. He was listed as friendly, but "jumpy" when touched. Roscoe was more than just jumpy.......He was terrified!

Roscoe's luck changed dramatically when his UYR Foster Mom showed up and whisked him away from that yucky old shelter. He rode shotgun on his freedom ride while he and foster mom talked all the way to Winston Salem, NC, where we laid out our plan. Meeting his foster brothers and sisters, he was shy and seemed afraid. He was jumpy at their quick movements, but submissive to their curiosity of him. He explored the fenced in area for at least an hour and began to become familiar with some of the surroundings. Then it was into the house as there were things to do. First, Roscoe had a brushing. He absolutely loved it. No sensitive skin here! Then he had a little trim. It is apparent he has not spent a lot of time on a grooming table. He then advanced to the bath, where it seemed he had been before, and was he quite good. Not a fan of the blow dryer, he did like the trim, and enjoyed more brushing. After the bath, he was quite playful and followed foster mom around while she cleaned up the grooming station. Upstairs, in foster mom’s office he has made himself quite comfortable in his new little bed, napping. Once he awoke, he was fed nutritious food then brushed some more, and loved, and kissed and hugged.

Roscoe has a dogtor visit already scheduled for Monday morning. We will have lab work and schedule him for an extensive dental. He has early onset cataracts and his vision will be assessed. He will also receive a very thorough exam to make sure he is otherwise healthy.

We think this little fellow is almost ready for his furever so be quick in applying so that we can find the best home for him. So far he has proven himself to be house trained, and rides well in the car. He loves to be near his person, and is believed to have been an only dog. If you have any questions concerning Roscoe, please contact his foster mom at laloba1016@yahoo.com.

If you would like to donate to Roscoe's care, please click the PayPal button below.

Thank you.


To date we've spent $3698.33 on Roscoe's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $3321.00 in donations.
Please donate!

For more information, contact my foster parents at: Laloba1016@yahoo.com.

To fill out the adoption application for Roscoe click here.
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North Carolina
TN Toby

Toby is a 3 year-old, 11 pound Yorkie boy being fostered in Winston-Salem, NC.

THANK YOU TO TN TOBY'S RESCUE ANGELS!

Wendy Fuhrmaneck, Karry Rogers, Teresa Beament, Wendy Fuhrmaneck, Tracey Merrick, Jan Freeman, Sheila Coleman, Wendy Fuhrmaneck, Jane St. John, Brenda Sorrells, Karry Rogers, Johnell Costa, Teresa Beament, Charlotte Robinson, Nancy Farley, Carol Gostomski, Angie Cagle, Dianne Schultz, John Porche, Lynda Slipetz, Carolyn Burke, Don and Becky Lansing, Bonnie Vaupel, Carrie Cantu, Nestor Sanchez, Wendy Fuhrmaneck, Leslie Buck, Amy Chernault

Update 4/17/17

April 15, 2017, TN Toby came to his North Carolina foster home with his new sight. Cataract surgery successful in one eye only, this little guy could not be happier. He was like a bull out of the gate as he was able to free run at foster mom's fenced in back yard for the very first time, and run he did. He could see all of his foster brothers and keep up with them dodging the trees and each other. Rowdy and feisty, this little boy busted that cone within his first 2 hours of play! Oh well, foster mom was ready with the tape, as Roscoe gave her plenty of time to manage those cracks and tears of that cone. With his cone all back together, Toby paused for a second to stop and smell the azaleas and say hi to all who have supported him and walked his path, he is happy to let you all know, he's running now . . . and he is fearless.

Toby's condition will be monitored closely and he will return to NC State Veterinary Hospital this week for his first check up. Toby is currently receiving a regiment of eye drops at 4, 6 and 12 hour intervals, but he is doing wonderfully in allowing foster mom to apply. For more pics and fun videos as Toby discovers sight, drop by on foster mom's Facebook page; A NC Yorkie Rescue.

If you would like to donate to TN Toby's rising medical cost please click on the pay pal button below his bio. TN Toby thanks you.

Updated Bio 3/1/2017- Toby has seen the Dogtor today. He is now up to date on all his shots and has tested negative for heartworms. Toby has a severe ear infection in both ears and severe skin rash. The Dogtor put him on antibiotics and a special shampoo to help clear the rough itchy patches up and give Toby some relief. He will need a dental which will be scheduled soon. Toby does have cataracts which are believed to be hereditary. Although Toby gets around just as good as a seeing dog, he will be seeing the eye Dogtor soon to make sure there are no underlying issues and if he may be a candidate for cataract surgery.

Toby is a great dog! He is housetrained and will signal when he has to go. He never seems to meet a stranger. Toby enjoys being around is human at all times. He loves to play with a ball or a tug-of-war rope. Toby is a perfect gentleman on a leash.

Toby deserves a home with a family who always wants Toby to be included. He does great around children 6 years and up. Toby gets along with other dogs.

Toby has lots and lots of love to give and he can't wait to have a home to call his own! If you can help us with the cost of his care please click the PayPal button below and Thank You!

Initial Bio 2/27/17

Toby comes to UYR from an owner who could no longer care for him and reached out to UYR for help. Toby is a very sweet boy. We believe he is totally blind but Toby will be having further evaluation to determine the extent of his vision impairment, the reason, and what (if anything) can be done to restore his sight. Toby just arrived into his foster home so stay tuned for updates as we get to know him better.


To date we've spent $3266.86 on TN Toby's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $1955.00 in donations.
Please donate!

For more information, contact my foster parents at: Laloba1016@yahoo.com.

To fill out the adoption application for TN Toby click here.
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Zen

Just Chillin on My Blankie
North Carolina
Zen

Zen is a 9 year old, 15 pound Yorkie male. Zen is being fostered in Winston Salem, NC.

THANK YOU TO ZEN'S RESCUE ANGELS!

Lisa Ellmaurer, Wendy Fuhrmaneck, Teresa Beament, Karry Rogers, Kimberly DeMattie Romeo, Mary Cronin, Sheila Coleman, Angie Cagle, Wendy Fuhrmaneck, Wendy Fuhrmaneck, Teresa Beament

Update 4/17/17

Zen is doing so much better. His hernias are all healed, stiches are out and although he is still taking his carprofen 2x daily he is doing much better. He still has a small limp, but is managing quite well and Dogtor Ray and Dogtor Jeni do not think it is necessary to do any type of surgery.

Zen enjoys his days laying around on the couch, and exploring the fenced in yard at foster moms. He is totally housebroken, and is quite vocal when needing to go out, just in case you forget he’s around. He loves to love and cuddle and plays peek a boo with you when picked up. He is so friendly he never meets a strange person or pup. Friend to all, a bit curious of Ms. Bella the cat, but tolerates her. He loves to play with toys, balls, or person. He is an excellent car rider, he is great on the grooming table and he is just the best overall gentleman pup you will ever find. His striking poses are picture perfect. View more pics of this stunning Yorkie at foster mom’s Facebook page at: A NC Yorkie Rescue or e-mail foster mom at laloba1016@yahoo.com

Zen’s vetting care has become rather expensive, and if you would like to assist with his mounting vet bills, please select the PayPal beneath his bio to make a donation. Zen would certainly appreciate your help as he is being a perfect little pup during his stay. Thank you.

Update 3/23/17

Zen, a laid back, easy going, loving Yorkie boy who just doesn’t let things get him down. The fleas are all gone, his hair is growing back beautifully, his dental shows off all those pearly whites when he smiles, he has recovered from his double hernia operation and neuter but once again finds himself back on the operating table as another hernia has appeared. Surgery scheduled for 3/24 for his third hernia repair. But he’ll do just fine. It’s only a skin cut, and takes about 2 weeks to heal up. Zen’s front leg is much better, however he is to continue on his carprofen for a few more weeks, and remain on light duty. This easy going pup just takes things as they come. He is the best little patient, he never complains and is a pure delight to have around. He loves to play with his toys, he gets along with all his foster brothers, and he doesn’t mind the cat. He is lovable, snuggable, and cuddleable. House broken, walks well on a leash, talks and even sings sometimes with the radio. He hangs out in the house during the day as foster mom comes home at lunch to check on him. No accidents from this boy, but there’s a pad out just in case. He does not tolerate the crate except to ride in the car, which he enjoys very much. When at home he is fine with being gated.

Zen’s vetting care has become rather expensive, and if you would like to assist with his mounting vet bills, please select the PayPal beneath his bio to make a donation. Zen would certainly appreciate your help as he is being a perfect little pup during his stay. Zen is accepting applications for his furever, and if you would like to view additional pictures of him, please visit him on Facebook at - A NC Yorkie Rescue or you can contact foster mom at the email address listed below.

UPDATED BIO 02/11/2017: Zen is doing wonderful since his last update. He has come through a double hernia and neuter surgery splendidly. He is such a happy-go-lucky boy. True to his name, Zen is very laid back and friendly and playful with all his foster brothers, toys and person. He even gets along with Bella the big black cat!

Zen also loves to snuggle, cuddle and just be with his person. He is a real gentleman on the grooming table. Due to his poor condition upon arrival at his foster home, there was not a lot of time to devote to house-training, but Foster Mom is now working on this and he is doing rather well, having less and less accidents in the home since Foster Mom has learned his bathroom notifications.

When Zen arrived in his foster home, he had a slight limp on his right leg/foot. A prescription of Carprofen {this is an (NSAID) medication that helps relieve the pain and inflammation that occurs with arthritis} was prescribed by the vet. However, after observing him for a bit longer, it was decided to have x-rays done at the same time as his hernia surgery. The vet looked over his x-rays and decided to consult with the orthopedic specialist to get his opinion. The orthopedic specialist said that it is likely that mineralization in the lame area is related and suggested rest and continuation of the Carprofen for 2 months, which should resolve the problem. Zen has no problems with this dogtor order, as he enjoys laying on the couch with foster mom and he asks to be picked up and waits to be put down. While foster mom is away at work, he has a big fluffy pillow to lie on during the day.

Zen’s vetting care has been expensive; if you would like to assist with his mounting vet bills, please select PayPal beneath his bio to make a donation. Zen would appreciate it as he is certainly being a perfect little pup during his stay. Zen is ready for his forever home ~ if you would like to view additional pictures of him, please visit Foster Mom’s Facebook page - A NC Yorkie Rescue – or you can contact at the email below. Zen wishes you a Happy Valentine's Day!

Initial Bio 1/9/17 Zen landed in a kill shelter when his owners turned him in because they could not take care of him.  Zen is in rough shape.  He was infested with fleas and has lost most of his hair due to flea dermatitis.  This made him develop a bad secondary fungal infection so Zen has very little hair on his trunk.   His teeth are in bad shape and he will need to have several extractions.  He also has a condition called chronic dry eye and a large abdominal hernia.  

We don't know much at all about his previous life but since he is an older fellow who has never been neutered there's a good chance he was a stud dog.  So far Zen is sweet and calm as his name implies and even "sang" a bit to his foster Mom on his “freedom ride” home from the shelter.  He loves belly rubs, petting, and any type of human contact.  He has no fear of humans, and is very submissive.  Zen has settled down and is comfortable laying on the couch with his person.  He is adapting well with other pups and is curious about everything. He is very observant and loves for you to talk to him.  Zen is familiar with a harness and leash, however has not had much training in using it for long walks, but I am sure with a little practice he will enjoy the walking and learn the leash very rapidly.  He travels in a vehicle well and sometimes sings with the radio. He is not housebroken but will be working on that with his foster Mom. He is a perfect gentleman on the grooming table and is a breeze to bathe. Zen does not enjoy the crate; he prefers a gated area instead.  

Zen has seen the Vet and is receiving all the care he needs.  Surgery to fix his hernia is scheduled and we will address each of his medical problems.   He has gotten a full lab panel to make sure there is nothing that would complicate his surgery and we are awaiting results. He is receiving medicated eye ointment for conjunctivitis and will need to be on eye drops daily for life.  He is also receiving oral medications for allergy relief, itch suppression and skin and oral infections. He’s also receiving medicated baths to soothe his inflamed skin. More importantly Zen is now safe.  He is sleeping in a soft, warm bed, eating nutritious food and getting so much love and attention that he has lacked. If you have any questions concerning Zen, you can contact his foster mom at laloba1016@yahoo.com. 

This little fellow has a few hurdles to cross before he is ready for his FUR-EVER home. Zen's care will amount to many hundreds of dollars, possibly over $1000.  Please help us with the cost of his care if you can by clicking the PayPal button below.  Thank You.


To date we've spent $1856.84 on Zen's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $340.00 in donations.
Please donate!

For more information, contact my foster parents at: Laloba1016@yahoo.com.

To fill out the adoption application for Zen click here.
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Ella Claire at the Dogtor
Tennessee
Ella Claire

Ella Claire is a 9 year old (estimate), 4 pound Yorkie girl being fostered in Clarksville, TN

THANK YOU TO ELLA CLAIRE'S RESCUE ANGELS!

Tracey Merrick, Debra St. Clair, Karry Rogers, Sandra Wendt, Jayne Lanza, Christine Flaherty, Michele Forrest, Wendy Osborne, Patti Yancey, Wendy Fuhrmaneck, Marilyn Phillips, Regina McGregor, Ralph Long, Debra St. Clair, Sheila Coleman, Emily Basten, Lauren Dosal, Kathy Durante, Teresa Beament, Wendy Fuhrmaneck, Michele Forrest, Leslie Heimback, Wendy Osborne, Jeanette Howell, Lindsay Andrews, Christine Flaherty, Fay Rowland, Fay Rowland

Update: April 22, 2017. On April 3rd little Ella underwent surgery to have one of the bigger tumors removed from her chest. Examined was 3 sections of the mammary tumor in which tests concluded was a malignant epithelial mass with a benign mesenchymal component (Cancer). Heartbroken but not deterred we immediately scheduled an appointment for Ella at Nashville Vet Specialist. On April 19th Ella was seen by the oncologist to discuss options going forward. After additional consultation with the surgeon recommendation was to undergo a complete bilateral mastectomy. This would ultimately ensure all the malignant mammary tumors were removed and would give this pint size little girl the opportunity to live the best, longest, happiest, life cancer free !!! So on Tuesday, April 25th Ella goes in for her first of two surgeries, which will also include a spay. We are excited and nervous all at the same time! Thank you for your continued prayers and support for this strong, amazing, resilient, precious little girl.

If you would like to donate to little Ella Claire’s medical cost please visit our Looking For Love page at then scroll to TN to locate her Bio and photo. There is a pay pal button below and Thank You!

Updated Bio 3/20/17

Ella Clair was seen at the Vet’s Office on March 16th for a follow up appointment. She had her much needed dental, additional x-rays, urine analysis, and bloodwork panel, all of which came back good and we were very grateful. The Dogtor decided to postpone her biopsy and mammary tumor surgery until April 3 to give this tiny girl additional time to get her in optimal condition prior to surgery. We also discovered that Ella has luxating patellas but we don't know if these are severe enough to require surgery at this time. These will be fully evaluated at her next visit. On a PAWSITIVE NOTE Ella Clair is getting comfortable in her foster home, has a good appetite and has the sweetest tender personality to match her adorable look! She loves to explore outside and take naps all snuggled in her blanket too. Your continued support offthis tiny Angel is much appreciated! To donate towards her care please click the PayPal button below!

Initial Bio 3/6/17: Ella Claire just arrived in rescue today and it is has been a very eventful day for this tiny princess. Unfortunately for Ella Claire, she wound up in a shelter at the stage of life when she should be spending her days in someone's lap getting nothing but love and belly rubs. We don't know many specifics about Ella Claire's past but we have seen cases like Ella Claire all too many times. She is not spayed, and unfortunately Ella Claire has multiple mammary tumors on her chest wall. While we can't know Ella's history for certain, most intact senior females who have come into UYR with mammary tumors were used for breeding purposes. We feel there is a very good chance that Ella's life before rescue was spent making lots and lots of puppies. Ella Claire also has an enlarged heart, a nasty cough and a mouth full of badly neglected teeth that are in dire need of a dental. Unfortunately, tiny little Ella Claire has a list of medical issues that is larger than she is. That is the bad news.....now for the good. Ella Claire's foster Mom came riding into the shelter today and scooped this tiny fur-ball up and took her straight to the Vet. Ella was overjoyed to be "sprung" from her cage and smiled and danced with delight all the way to the Vet on her Freedom Ride. The Dogtor laid out all of Ella Claire's medical issues to her foster Mom and was soon whisked to the back room for chest x-rays to check for evidence of malignancy. Foster Mom waited, worried and prayed there would be some good news. When the staff and Ella Claire returned to the exam room those prayers had been answered because the x-rays showed only a slightly enlarged heart and a tiny bit of fluid her lungs but were otherwise completely normal. The Vet feels that a little bit of diuretic and some medication to improve Ella's heart function will take care of both of these problems. The next step on Ella Claire's road to recovery will be a biopsy to sample tissue from the largest of her mammary tumors. She will have a much needed dental at the same time as her biopsy and we feel sure she will wake up with a few less teeth. If Ella Claire's biopsy is benign, she will need to have her tumors removed. She also needs to be spayed so this tiny girl is looking at multiple surgical procedures. If the biopsy is malignant then we will do everything we can to keep this sweet girl the best quality of life possible. Ella Claire's medical care will be costly and any support to help us cover costs would be very much appreciated. Positive thoughts, prayers and sharing of her story are also needed and much appreciated. Ella will need to get through all of her surgeries and have time to recover before she can be adopted.


To date we've spent $1990.71 on Ella Claire's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $1885.00 in donations.
Please donate!

For more information, contact my foster parents at: Clarksvilleyorkie@gmail.com.

To fill out the adoption application for Ella Claire click here.
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Molly
Tennessee
Molly

Molly is an 12 year old, 5 pound sweet, little Yorkie girl. She is being fostered in Nashville, TN.

THANK YOU TO MOLLY'S RESCUE ANGELS!

Irene and Peter Havas in memory of Buddy, Vanessa and Pepe, Angela Heath, Paula Frye, Rebecca Root, Scott Savlov, Wendy Fuhrmaneck, Teresa Beament, Karry Rogers, Jean deVegter, Stacy Hanselman, Karry Rogers, Wendy Fuhrmaneck, Charlotte Robinson

Update 4/20/17

Molly is a 12.5 year-old, 5 pound Yorkie girl being fostered in Nashville, TN.

Precious, adorable Molly is slowly becoming more confident. Previously, she was shy and skittish, but now she is curious and eager. She loves to get belly rubs, play outside and cuddle. Her favorite time of the day is dinner time! She likes to make sure all the bowls have the same yummy food and no pup has more than she does.

Spring time means that Molly’s allergies are starting to flare, so Molly takes a special medicine to prevent her from being uncomfortable, itchy and sneezing. She still gets reoccurring ear infections, so foster mom and foster dad joke that she is “frequent flyer” at the DOGtor. She doesn’t like getting her ear drops, but agrees they make her feel better.

Unfortunately, Molly didn’t live a charmed life prior to her foster home! She lived in deplorable conditions as a puppy mill dog. She was forced to produce litter after litter of Yorkie puppies to be sold for profit. Because of this, her physical, mental and emotional health were compromised. She has trouble walking, hearing and seeing. Even though she is becoming more confident, she still startles very easily! Recently, she overcame her fear of collars and now sports a pretty pink one, but she still doesn’t like a harness or leash.

The perfect home for Molly will be one with no small children, other laid back dogs and a life free of a lot of physical demands. She is a true senior pup that would like to retire to a life of snacking and naps.

Since Molly came to us with A LOT of health issues, UYR has spent over $1,200 and we have only received $140 in donations. Also, because of Molly’s age and health there has not been a lot of interest from people to adopt her. If you could please spare some LOVE and change, donate to help keep Molly healthy and happy please click the PayPal button below.

Update 2/26/17

Sweet Molly continues to while away her days napping curled up in her favorite blanket. Molly also likes tummy rubs, treats and meal time. She is still skittish and very adversed to anyone touching her head, ears or mouth. Molly continues to have skin issues and recurrent ear infections but her foster Mom and Dad stay on top of it. Molly has hearing and sight deficits and has a wobbly gait when she walks. Due to Molly's age, physical and sensory limitations and her life living in a cage as a puppy mill girls it is highly improbably that Molly will ever be fully house-trained. A fenced in yard is a must for Molly too because she will not tolerate a collar or a harness. She also dislikes travel by car and gets very car-sick. The perfect home for Molly would be with a human who has a true heart for senior, special needs pups. Molly just needs a safe place with a patient owner who only wants to give her unconditional love.

Molly has had lots of specialist visits, recurrent ear and skin infections and a full neurological workup to rule out serious non-age related illness. All of that carried a hefty price tag of nearly $1200. To date we have collected $140 in donations and we are so grateful for every penny. Please help us get a little closer to meeting Molly’s expenses if you are able by clicking the PayPal button below. Thank You!

UPDATED BIO 1/17/17

January 1, 2017 was a much happier New Year for Molly than previous years. Molly has taken some time to settle into the good life in her foster home. She came to us in August, yet this sweet girl still struggles with the residual effects of living almost all 12 years of her life in a Puppy Mill. Since her rescue, Molly has learned that not every hand that reaches for her has a cruel intent. While she does not like for anyone to touch her head, ears or mouth, she will allow belly rubs and loves to cuddle in her special blankets and have lots of nap time. Molly has recurrent skin and ear infections and is missing most of her teeth. She also has bilateral luxating patellas (dislocated knee caps) that cause her to have a somewhat unsteady gait so that she wobbles quite a bit and takes a while to steady herself when walking. Due to her age and general low activity level it is felt that surgery to correct them would not be a good option for Molly. Molly has very limited vision and is likely functionally blind. We feel that her hearing is also not the best. Molly is not currently and will most likely never be able to be fully house trained. Her foster family continues to work with her but when you consider that she spent 12 years going “potty” in a cage it is easy to understand. Given Molly’s physical and sensory limitations she simply needs a home that can offer her unconditional love, support and a cozy place to nap. Molly can only be considered for an adult only home where her person is content to spend lots of time at home with her. Molly hates being in a car and gets car sick easily along with becoming very anxious. Additionally, Molly must go to a home with a fenced in yard or area because Molly will not allow you to put a collar or leash on her.

We realize that not everyone is seeking to adopt a senior dog with multiple medical and emotional issues. We know that the right person for her is out there; it will just take time for them to emerge. However, you can still help Molly a great deal by donating towards her continual care and ongoing recovery. Molly has had lots of specialist visits, recurrent ear and skin infections and a full neurological workup to rule out serious non-age related illness. All of that carried a hefty price tag of nearly $1200. To date we have collected $140 in donations and we are so grateful for every penny. Please help us get a little closer to meeting Molly’s expenses if you are able by clicking the PayPal button below. Every little bit of support and love you send Molly’s way ensures that her care will be fully-funded, so that UYR can continue to take in other unfortunate Yorkies just like Molly.

UPDATED BIO 12/09/2016: Hi Yorkie Lovers, It’s me - Molly! I’ve been with my foster family since August 2016. I’ve had a long, tumultuous journey. The majority of my life was volatile. I was rescued from my life at a puppy mill, where I was expected to deliver liter after liter of sweet puppies for them to be heartlessly taken away from me and sold for profit. The small dog rescue that helped me out of that deplorable situation did not do their due diligence, because I was eventually adopted to a family that could not offer me the love and support I needed, so I ended up on the streets where a neighbor found me and contacted the United Yorkie Rescue.

Unfortunately, I had a lot of adversity to overcome both physically and emotionally. I have had two dental procedures due to my severe dental disease. I’m also still being treated for the severe dermal yeast infection with anti-fungal medication that makes me feel sickly. I also have two dislocated knees, which my foster family discovered, because they thought I was losing my vision or possibly had a brain tumor (I don’t!). My symptoms included falling down suddenly, uneven balance and shakiness when walking. After visiting the nice specialist, they discovered the culprit was my dislocated knees. Recently, I was diagnosed with a severe ear infection and I am currently on a strict regimen of antibiotics and ear drops.

Emotionally, I have struggled to accept the love and companionship offered by my foster family. I’ve never known unconditional love and cuddles, but I am quickly adapting to it …… I love this thing they call “cuddling.” And napping inside with my favorite blanket is what I enjoy most. I also love belly rubs, treats and dinner- time. However, I am still skittish and adverse to anyone touching my head, ears or mouth.

My foster mom says I can only go to a family that understands that I will never be house-trained and I will require a lot of patience when I go outside, because it takes me a while to find the right spot. Additionally, my forever home should not expect a playful, youthful puppy. I cannot go to a family of rowdy children or dogs and every family will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Also, I will need a fenced-in yard, because I do not like collars or leashes.

Furthermore, it is important that my family understands the emotional abuse I endured for the majority of my life and realizes all I need is love, support and a cozy place to nap.

I am so thankful for United Yorkie Rescue. Because of UYR, I have been given a second chance at life, love and the pursuit of happiness. My foster mom says that I am coming out of my shell every day. I owe that to the great support system UYR provides! I understand that not everyone is willing to take on a senior dog with physical and emotional baggage, but I do hope you will be willing to make a donation to my continuing recovery! Every little bit of support and love you send my way ensures that my medical care will be fully-funded, so that UYR can continue to take in other unfortunate Yorkies just like me. Please send me some love and happy wishes during this holiday season.

XOXO, Molly

Updated bio 11-8-16 Molly came into United Yorkie Rescue in August. Prior to being with her foster family she lived the majority of her life in a puppy mill, where she was forced to produce litter after litter of puppies to be sold for profit. Molly was eventually rescued by another small dog rescue, but unfortunately they did not vet her adopters. They decided they didn't want her so she ended up homeless until a nice neighbor took her in. Despite their love for Molly they were unable to give her the time and care they knew she deserved! When Molly arrived at her foster home, she had severe dental disease and a terrible yeast infection on her skin. She has had two dental surgeries and received a lot of medicated baths and anti-fungal treatment. After several more vet visits, her foster family learned that she has two dislocated knees, which causes her to lose her balance, fall, and run into things. Because of her tumultuous life, Molly is very skittish and apprehensive! She loves to cuddle, nap, and eat! (What lady doesn't?)

Molly can’t be leashed because she is scared of anyone or anything coming near her face, head or body in anyway. It will cause her to cower and squeal. This is the same for diaper and a collar and a harness. She can’t bear anything that will have to go around her head or near her face. This could have to do with how long her mouth hurt her and although it has been fixed, she is still very protective of that area.

Molly loves treats, loves to eat, and likes to go outside. She needs to go outside for a long time to get her bearings and do her business. She takes her time to leave her safe space to go outside, but once she is out she likes to be there. Since a leash and harness are not an option for Molly, a fenced yard is a must for her. Her foster mom says this is a requirement for adoption. Molly also loves her kennel. It is her safe space. The door is left open all day so she can come and go as she wants.

Molly is looking for a family that can offer her love and support! She will need a family that has a lot of patience and experience with dogs from puppy mills. She will need a family that doesn't expect a playful pup, but a loving lap dog! She does get along well with other small dogs who are older and calm. Ones that would not want to play with her, but snuggle. Her foster family will evaluate every applicant on a case-by-case basis to see if she is a good fit with your current pack.

Molly cannot go to a family with small children or a home that requires her to use stairs. She will need a family that understands that she is not potty trained and will probably never be totally potty trained, therefore, they will need to be accepting of accidents throughout the day. But it is a small price to pay for the love and gratitude Molly will show you every day. If you feel Molly is a good fit for your family, please fill out an adoption application for her or email her foster mom at NashvilleTnYorkie@gmail.com. If you want to send Molly some love and warm wishes, feel free to donate on her behalf!

Updated Bio 9/15/16

Molly is a precious Yorkie girl being fostered in Nashville, TN. Molly has had rough life and she is looking for a furever home where she can spend her glory days. Molly came to the United Yorkie Rescue through an owner surrender. Unfortunately, Molly's family was unable to give her the love she needed. Prior to being that family, she had been rescued by another small dog rescue from a puppy mill bust in West TN. The puppy mill conditions were deplorable and she was expected to deliver litter after litter of Yorkie puppies for pure profit! Luckily, Molly has found her way into an amazing foster home! When Molly first arrived she had severe dental disease, a very bad upper respiratory infection and yeast overgrowth on her skin. Through love and support from her foster family and the DOGtor, Molly's dental disease and upper respiratory infection have healed, but she is still battling yeast overgrowth which is being treated with anti-fungal. She is also somewhat allergic to grass.

Molly is an absolute angel! She loves to cuddle and nap. In the last several weeks she has really come out of her shell and shown her spunky side! She prances when she walks and grabs the hearts of everyone she meets! She gets along wonderfully with her foster brothers. She likes to play and frolic in the grass. She doesn't ever bark or become aggressive. Unfortunately, Molly is not potty trained and seems to be very stubborn at the idea. Her foster family is working with her though. She will need a furever family that understands and accepts that she might never be fully potty trained. She does not walk on a leash well, but she does love a good car ride! Molly is spoiled rotten! She loves to sleep on the couch and bed, but is unable to jump on them, so you have to help her. She finds comfort and shelter in her kennel and will often go in there willing to nap and relax.

Molly would love a family that is laid back and understanding that she isn't a spry puppy! She just wants cuddles and love!

Initial bio 8-8-16 Molly just arrived at her foster home. We know very little about her, but she is going to the vet today and we will know much more. So watch for more on Molly coming very soon.


To date we've spent $1246.71 on Molly's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $310.00 in donations.
Please donate!

For more information, contact my foster parents at: nashvilletnyorkie@gmail.com.

To fill out the adoption application for Molly click here.
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Mooshey
Tennessee
Mooshey

Meet Mooshey. Mooshey is a 10-year-old, 12 pound Yorkie boy being fostered in Nashville, TN.

THANK YOU TO MOOSHEY'S RESCUE ANGELS!

Wendy Fuhrmaneck, Karry Rogers, Christine Schneiderman, Lauren Coluni

Updated Bio 3/10/17

Mooshey has had a busy 2 weeks! You may remember, Mooshey is blind but we didn't know why. Since he came to us, Mooshey has been to see the doggie ophthalmologist twice! The first time, they felt that Mooshey's blindness was likely due to a form of retinal degeneration. However, they noticed that Mooshey had a curious "head tilt" and wanted to make sure this wasn't a sign of any neurological problem so Mooshey's next stop was at the doggie neurologist office. He had a thorough exam and no unusual findings were found so it was decided that Mooshey's blindness is indeed from retinal degeneration. This is a fairly common condition in Yorkies and you can read about it by searching on PRA (progressive retinal atrophy) in canines. The good news is that Mooshey is used to being blind and he does great with it. The bad news is that there is really no treatment for this condition and that Mooshey will be living the rest of his life as a blind boy. But please....do not feel sad for this sweet fella....being blind does not hold him down ONE BIT! He is a bundle of pure love! Mooshey is a bit on the chubby side so his foster parents have him on a healthy weight reduction diet and have enrolled him in Yorkie ZOOMBA! (just kidding about that last one folks but we do think he would look ADORABLE in tights!).

Mooshey also has a condition called KCS or chronic dry eye and he will need to have eye drops for the rest of his life. He will also need follow up at the Vet to have his eye pressure readings monitored a couple of times a year as sometimes dogs with retinal atrophy will go on to develop glaucoma.

Mooshey is now up to date on his care and is ready to start the search for his forever home! If you think you are Mooshey's perfect human please apply to adopt him today or email his foster parents for more information!

Also, Mooshey's specialist care has been pretty expensive. We ask that anyone who is able please help us cover the cost of Mooshey’s care. You can do that by navigating to our website www.unitedyorkierescue.org and clicking on the Looking For Love link located on the Blue Ribbon on the left-hand side of our home page. All dogs are listed in alphabetical order by state so scroll down to find Tennessee and you will see Mooshey’s picture and Bio. Right underneath this is a PayPal link that you may use to contribute to his care. We will update everyone after Mooshey has seen the neurologist and we have more to report. As always, thank you for your financial support, sharing of our pup’s stories and your prayers!

Updated Bio 2/25/17

Mooshey is just the most lovable boy on the planet. He came to us from an owner who couldn’t afford to care for him. Mooshey has had a lot going on. He saw the regular Vet who confirmed that Mooshey is blind but recommended that he see a specialist to try to determine the reason WHY. Mooshey saw the doggie Ophthalmologist and he was immediately diagnosed with severe KCS (Keratoconjunctivitis sicca) in BOTH EYES. This can cause blindness over time if not treated but not typically. Mooshey is now on Cyclosporine, Steroid, and lubricating eye drops (3 different kinds) to decrease inflammation and increase tear production but there is more. Signs of retinal degeneration were also seen in both eyes too which may be contributing towards his vision loss. More concerning is that when Mooshey was placed on the floor to observe how he navigates they observed an unusual gait. When he walks, he drifts to the right and has a persistent right “head tilt.” These are unusual findings and may indicate that Mooshey has some type of neurological problem that is the underlying cause of his blindness. Mooshey now needs to be seen by a neurologist to be evaluated. Mooshey’s medical costs already exceed $500 are mounting fast. If the neurologist finds nothing concerning, he will require further retinal testing. We ask that anyone who is able please help us cover the cost of Mooshey’s care. You can do that by navigating to our website www.unitedyorkierescue.org and clicking on the Looking For Love link located on the Blue Ribbon on the left-hand side of our home page. All dogs are listed in alphabetical order by state so scroll down to find Tennessee and you will see Mooshey’s picture and Bio. Right underneath this is a PayPal link that you may use to contribute to his care. We will update everyone after Mooshey has seen the neurologist and we have more to report. As always, thank you for your financial support, sharing of our pup’s stories and your prayers!

Initial Bio 02/11/17: Mooshey (Moe for short) is a sweet, 10-year-old, 12 pound Yorkie boy being fostered in Nashville, TN. Mooshey came to us from an owner who could no longer care for him due to their own medical issues and reached out to UYR for help. We believe that Mooshy is blind. We will have him further evaluated to be sure. He is currently being treated for an eye infection and when that is resolved we will have his vision re-tested. We believe that he has a condition called KCS or Keratoconjunctivitis sicca. This is a very long word that means chronic dry eye. This condition results in inflammation of the cornea and surrounding tissue and without treatment, it leads to blindness and extreme discomfort. We don’t know if we will be able to salvage any of Mooshey's sight but he will likely need daily eye drops to prevent discomfort for the rest of his life. We will know more on this after he evaluated by our veterinarian. For now, Moe is functionally blind and he needs to be in a safe environment that doesn’t have a lot of steps and levels to navigate.

Mooshey is a very sweet and snuggly guy. He is house-trained and ok with other adult dogs. One thing Mooshey is not a fan of is car rides. Mooshey gets anxious and car sick in a vehicle so if you are a fan of traveling with your pets, he is probably not a good fit. He would probably be okay for occasional travel if you plan in advance and arrange for your veterinarian to prescribed some motion sickness prevention for him, but the less travel the better. Mooshey isn’t a huge fan of young children so an adults-only home is a must for this sweet boy. We think Mooshey would do great in a small, single story home with a least one stay-at-home human. If you think you are Mooshey's perfect forever person please apply to adopt him today.

If you are able to help us with the cost of Mooshey's care please click the PayPal Donation button button below and THANK YOU!


To date we've spent $1266.17 on Mooshey's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $95.00 in donations.
Please donate!

For more information, contact my foster parents at: nashvilletnyorkie@gmail.com.

To fill out the adoption application for Mooshey click here.
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Tennessee
Rocco

Rocco is a 9 year old, 11 pound Yorkie boy being fostered in Murfreesboro, TN.

THANK YOU TO ROCCO'S RESCUE ANGELS!

Wendy Fuhrmaneck

Initial Bio 2/28/17

Rocco just came to his foster home and his foster family is getting to know him. Rocco’s owner could no longer care for him and reached out to United Yorkie Rescue for help. Rocco has been a joy since coming to his foster family’s home. He gets along wonderfully with other dogs, children and adults. He is very friendly and spins in a circle when he wants a treat or is ready to eat. He has had a few accidents but for the most part he potty’s outside. He loves to take walks and for a 9year old he is very spry. Rocco loves to cuddle on the sofa and sleeps in the bed with his teenage foster sister. He has made himself right at home. Rocco doesn’t like to be alone and follows his humans around the house. He is typical

We have had our initial veterinarian exam and waiting on all the results to come back. The Veterinarian says Rocco needs to lose weight but otherwise seems to be in great shape. Rocco will be on a weight reduction plan and have his exercise increased to get him to a healthier weight. He has a strong heart a lovely disposition. Rocco has had some dental issues and only has 4 teeth but they are in good shape. Rocco is on medication for a skin problem but we are sure this will clear up soon. Please stay tuned for more information as we get to know Rocco. One thing we can say for sure, he will make someone a very loyal, loving companion. Please call foster mom for more information.


To date we've spent $570.73 on Rocco's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $10.00 in donations.
Please donate!

For more information, contact my foster parents at: jgm4bama@gmail.com.

To fill out the adoption application for Rocco click here.
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Rusty is Ready for Easter!

Rusty
Tennessee
Rusty

Meet Rusty, a sweet 9-year-old, 12 pound Yorkie boy being fostered near Clarksville, TN.

THANK YOU TO RUSTY'S RESCUE ANGELS!

Karry Rogers, Wendy Fuhrmaneck, Stacy Hanselman, Kim Hawkins

Update 4/2/17

Rusty got "Good News" from his dogtor his biopsy came back no cancer. He is doing great in his foster home. He loves to go outside and lay in the sun on the porch and it just makes his day if he gets to go for a ride in the car. He is definitely a lap baby he loves to spend time with his foster family. Loves to give kisses and looking for his furever family. Rusty has food allergies and must be on prescription dog food for the rest of his life and he must go to a home where they have the discipline to allow Rusty to have THIS FOOD and ONLY THIS FOOD. When Rusty gets anything other than his prescription food his food allergies return immediately and he becomes ill. His prescription food costs about $35 for an 8-pound bag. Rusty also has a heart murmur and he takes medication twice daily for this. You can expect to spend about $50 a month on his food and medication at present. Rusty needs someone who will monitor his skin condition consistently and make sure he doesn’t “sneak food” from any other pet’s (or human’s) bowl who also has the financial means to provide for his medical care. Rusty is super sweet and affectionate. We think he would do best with a stay at home mom or dad. He is house-trained but he needs to go out every 2-3 hours.

Updated Bio 2/28/17

Rusty is a very sweet boy who could use some extra help positive thoughts right now. The Doctor found a swollen lymph node in Rusty's neck and felt like it should be checked out by drawing some fluid out of it and examining the cells. The cells are unusual in appearance, which could indicate that Rusty has a blood disease called lymphoma. The Doctor recommended that Rusty have additional x-rays to look for masses in his chest. Thankfully, none were seen. However, we need further testing to determine if Rusty has lymphoma or not. This means that next week, sweet Rusty will have a biopsy of his lymph nodes under anesthesia. The tissue will be sent away for a detailed pathology exam. Hopefully, we will have some answers at that point. In the meantime, Rusty and his foster mom would appreciate your support. If you are able to help with Rusty's care please click the PayPal link below. And stay tuned for updates after his biopsy next week when we hope we have good news to share.

Initial Bio 2/12/17

Rusty is a very sweet, 9-year-old, 12 pound Yorkie boy being fostered near Clarksville, TN. Rusty came to us from an owner who could no longer care for him. Rusty has food allergies that took a lot of time and expense to diagnose. Rusty’s first owner gave up on him and was going to have him put to sleep. He was first rescued by a kind woman who could not stand to see that happen. She invested a lot of time, love and expense on Rusty to get to the bottom of why he lost almost all his hair and was continuously scratching. That took lots of testing, food trials, medication and patience. Then Rusty’s rescuer became ill herself and was no longer to physically and financially unable to care for him. They did the most loving thing and reached out to UYR to make sure that Rusty would continue to receive the special care that he needs and that a wonderful (and hopefully final) forever home for Rusty would be found. Rusty must be on prescription dog food for the rest of his life and he must go to a home where they have the discipline to allow Rusty to have THIS FOOD and ONLY THIS FOOD. When Rusty gets anything other than his prescription food his food allergies return immediately and he becomes ill. His prescription food costs about $35 for an 8-pound bag. Rusty also has a heart murmur and he takes medication twice daily for this. You can expect to spend about $50 a month on his food and medication at present. Rusty needs someone who will monitor his skin condition consistently and make sure he doesn’t “sneak food” from any other pet’s (or human’s) bowl who also has the financial means to provide for his medical care. Rusty is super sweet and affectionate. We think he would do best with a stay at home mom or dad. He is house-trained but he needs to go out every 2-3 hours. He likes to ride in the car and is a good traveler. Rusty needs to get his immunizations up to date and have a well dog check as his last immunizations had to be placed on hold to allow for his skin to heal and make sure that the source of his food allergies was properly identified. We feel that all that is behind him now and he will see the veterinarian soon to get him current on his immunizations. We think he will soon be ready for adoption so if you think you are the PAWFECT person for Rusty go ahead and submit an application for him.

And if you are able to help us with the cost of Rusty's care PLEASE click the PayPal button below and THANK YOU!


To date we've spent $854.06 on Rusty's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $110.00 in donations.
Please donate!

For more information, contact my foster parents at: tnyorkiemom12@gmail.com.

To fill out the adoption application for Rusty click here.
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Sampson

Sampson
Tennessee
Sampson

Sampson is a 6-year old, 10.4 pound Yorkie boy being fostered in Ashland City, TN

Sampson is a super handsome 6 years old, 10.4 pound Yorkie boy being fostered in Ashland City, TN.

Initial Bio 4/16/17

Sampson is already neutered and up to date on all his shots and microchipped and has had a dental cleaning. He is an extremely sweet boy who housetrained and pee pad trained. Sampson enjoys playing with toys and getting lots of attention from his human! He walks very well on a leash and is always ready to go for car rides with his human. Sampson loves to sleep in his own doggie bed with his special blanket and he buries himself under the covers to sleep. He isn't much of a barker, but will bark when the other dogs do or when someone is at the door. A fenced in yard would be nice but is not a requirement. Sampson also gets along great with other dogs, but does want to be the center of attention with his human. Not sure how he is around cats. If you feel that your home is the one for Sampson please fill out an application. He is anxious to meet you!

Adoption Pending

To date we've spent $266.59 on Sampson's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $0 in donations.
Please donate!

For more information, contact my foster parents at: mandymsmith1@yahoo.com.

To fill out the adoption application for Sampson click here.
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Diego
Texas
Diego

Meet the handsome Diego. Diego is a 10-year-old, 8 pound Yorkie being fostered in Vista, CA.

THANK YOU TO DIEGO'S RESCUE ANGELS!

Wendy Fuhrmaneck, Regina Brantley

Update Bio.03/20/17. Diego might be the cutest thing on the planet! He is adjusting well to his meds, but definitely needs to still lose some weight. I have no worries that this will happen as he is quite active for a dog his age. He loves to play with Munchkin and PJ and definitely loves any human interaction he can get. I can almost feel him looking at me sometimes, and when I look over at him, he comes running. When a guest comes over, he tries to jump up, but eventually just rolls over on his back looking for the belly rubs!! He is definitely the "Big Brother" between he and PJ, but you can also tell that they both think that they are the boss!! Although the details are still being sorted, it looks like PJ and Diego might be transferred to Texas in the next month or so, but please let me know if you have any questions about them in the mean time

Updated Bio. 02/15/17. Diego is a 10 year old 11 pound little boy. He is part of a bonded pair with his buddy PJ, who is an 8 lb 10 year old boy. Diego and PJ have got the best personalities and loves to give kisses. Diego loves to bounce around and play with his buddy. Though he does not have very many teeth, he does not have any trouble eating and he loves food. Unfortunately he loves it a little bit too much and needs to lose a pound or two. The vet discovered on his last visit that he has hypothyroidism which is what is causing him to stay a little on the husky side, but we just put him on medication to regulate that. Oddly enough, his buddy PJ also has hypothyroidism, but it effects him differently. PJ is the perfect size for his frame, but he has a little hair loss and the vet expects that to come back with the medication he is on. PJ does only have one tooth , he is able to eat his kibble just fine, but his treats have to be of the softer variety. PJ and Diego are on the same medication in a different dose, which makes it easier. PJ and Diego are truly bonded and give each other kisses all the time (which it just too cute and neither of them have very many teeth. You would never know their age by their behavior as they play with each other and run around with their other foster brother Munchkin. Please let me know if you have any questions about either of these lovely little guys who would love to find their forever home

Initial Bio. 01/23/17. Diego is being fostered with his bonded brother PJ. Diego is a sweet little ball of energy and he is on medication for hypothyroidism. I'm still getting to know Diego and will update once I know his personality more.


To date we've spent $170.20 on Diego's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $20.00 in donations.
Please donate!

For more information, contact my foster parents at: sklingbeil52@gmail.com.

To fill out the adoption application for Diego click here.
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PJ
Texas
PJ

Meet the gorgeous P.J. P.J. is a 10-year-old, 8 lb boy being fostered in Vista, CA.

THANK YOU TO PJ'S RESCUE ANGELS!

Danielle Lawrence, Regina Brantley

Update Bio.03/20/17. Pj is doing great. The vet put him on a medication to help with his hypothyroidism and it really seems to be helping. I still need to monitor how much he eats, but his skin issues, which were the main issue, are clearing up a bit, and Im certain as he continues to take the meds, they will get better and better. PJ is the more vocal of the bonded pair. When he wants something, he will definitely let you know. But for the most part, he is quiet and likes to just chill in his bed. He plays a lot with Diego and Munchkin, and it doesn't bother him one bit that his is quite smaller than the other two, he is fearless. Despite not having many teeth, I have discovered that he likes to chew on some certain good tasting chews; although, for the most part, he is just gumming them. He still really enjoys it. Although we are still working out the details, PJ and Diego are likely to be transferred to Texas soon, but in the meantime, if you have any questions, please let me know.

Update Bio. 02/15/17. Diego is a 10 year old 11 pound little boy. He is part of a bonded pair with his buddy PJ, who is an 8 lb 10 year old boy. Diego and PJ have got the best personalities and loves to give kisses. Diego loves to bounce around and play with his buddy. Though he does not have very many teeth, he does not have any trouble eating and he loves food. Unfortunately he loves it a little bit too much and needs to lose a pound or two. The vet discovered on his last visit that he has hypothyroidism which is what is causing him to stay a little on the husky side, but we just put him on medication to regulate that. Oddly enough, his buddy PJ also has hypothyroidism, but it effects him differently. PJ is the perfect size for his frame, but he has a little hair loss and the vet expects that to come back with the medication he is on. PJ does only have one tooth , he is able to eat his kibble just fine, but his treats have to be of the softer variety. PJ and Diego are on the same medication in a different dose, which makes it easier. PJ and Diego are truly bonded and give each other kisses all the time (which it just too cute and neither of them have very many teeth. You would never know their age by their behavior as they play with each other and run around with their other foster brother Munchkin. Please let me know if you have any questions about either of these lovely little guys who would love to find their forever home

Initial Bio. 01/23/17. PJ is a sweet little ball of energy. He is bonded and being fostered with his brother, Diego and he is currently taking medication for hypothyroidism. I'm still getting to know PJ, but will update once I know his personality more.


To date we've spent $170.20 on PJ's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $30.00 in donations.
Please donate!

For more information, contact my foster parents at: sklingbeil52@gmail.com.

To fill out the adoption application for PJ click here.
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Simon
Texas
Simon

Simon is a sweet 3 year old boy weighing 7 pounds. He has the sweetest puppy face and puppy eyes that will melt your heart. He is being fostered in Lancaster, TX.

THANK YOU TO SIMON'S RESCUE ANGELS!

Stacy Hanselman, Dale LaRocco, Terry Zirlin, Rebecca Berry

Update Bio. 03.15.17. Simon is the happiest little guy! One look at that face (those ears), and you will be hooked!! He has adjusted well and is enjoying life with his foster family. He is a darling little boy who loves to play, but he loves his belly rubs even more. He will patiently wait for you to call him, then he come running over to you and flip over for said belly rub. He is great with his foster siblings and with all humans he meets. In February, Simon was neutered and got his dental. He has recently received his first heart worm treatment, and so far, has done very well. He will be kept on a very restful schedule during his treatment. Simon is, otherwise, a very healthy young man who will be eligible for adoption once he completes his treatment. Simon Says, he is worth the wait! Please keep Simon in your thoughts and prayers as the treatment can be rough and staying "calm" can be difficult for an active 3 yr. old boy. Simon, his foster family and UYR appreciate your continued support.

Update Bio. 2/24/17: Simon will go in to be neutered and get a quick dental before beginning his heartworm treatment. Once the treatments begin, they will continue for at least a 90 day process. UYR and his foster family will make sure he gets the best treatment, care and loved he so deserves. He is getting comfortable in his foster home and really seems to enjoy being with his foster siblings. Be on the look out for updates as Simon begins treatment for those heartworms.

Simon is the sweetest little guy. He loves to have his belly rubbed and gives the softest little kisses. He could use your support since the treatment is expensive. But he could also use your thoughts and prayers since this process will not be an easy one for him. We appreciate our UYR angels; there is no way we could give Simon the care he needs without you! We look forward to the day when this is behind us and Simon can run and play like a Yorkie puppy should.

Initial Bio 2/15/17: Simon was found and rescued from a busy street by a passing motorist (his first angel!). She took him home, and together, she and UYR searched for his family. From his appearance, he either lived outside or had been on the run for a while. We put his photo on social media, scanned for a microchip, phoned all local vets and contacted the local shelter. We waited for his family to look for him but, regrettably, no one came. Simon joined UYR on 2/12/17 after all efforts had been exhausted.

First call of duty was to give him a good bath and a haircut. While se already thought he was darling, a beautiful pup was hiding under all those mats!! Simon then went in for his first vet checkup and tings were going well. Dirty ears, but those were cleaned up. He needs a good dental, but overall his teeth looked great. His fecal was negative and his blood work looked good. Then came the news we didn't want to hear: Simon is heartworm positive. This news is so sad because he will have to endure the very unpleasant treatments for something that could have been so easily been avoided if he had been given heartworm preventative.


To date we've spent $768.01 on Simon's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $160.00 in donations.
Please donate!

For more information, contact my foster parents at: Yorkielove0409@yahoo.com.

To fill out the adoption application for Simon click here.
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Oliver
Texas
TX Oliver

Meet the incredible Oliver. Oliver is a 6-year-old, 12 lb yorkie being fostered in TX>

THANK YOU TO OLIVER'S RESCUE ANGELS!

Jane St. John, Judith Graham Burgess in memory of Cookie, Sandy Pagnotta, Wendy Fuhrmaneck, Karry Rogers, Mahmoud Loghman-Adham, Vicki Dykes in memory of Cookie, Hyeran Kim in memory of Cookie

Initial Bio. 04/22/2017. Oliver is an incredibly sweet, 6-year-old yorkie who desperately needs our help. All symptoms and tests indicate that he has a liver shunt. His liver shunt has gone undiagnosed for such a long period of time that this poor boy has endured much pain and many complications. In 2016, he was diagnosed with bladder stones; however. before he could have his surgery his bladder ruptured. Once the stones were successfully removed they were identified as urate stones. This type of stone is indicative of more extensive liver issues, most commonly a liver shut in Yorkies. Unfortunately. it was not recommended that Oliver have any further testing done at that time. Oliver is again experiencing th0se same, very painful symptoms. In the last few days, Oliver has undergone testing so that we can get to the root of his problem and get this boy some relief. We feel certain, based on the test results, the vets professional opinion and past experience, that he indeed has a liver shunt. It is also most likely that his bladder is full of urate stones again and these must be removed. He will need to have further testing to confirm the stones, then, at that time, a decision will be made on whether his liver shunt is operable. We need to get this sweet boy some relief and quickly. Tests to confirm bladder stones, surgical consultation and the surgery itself will be expensive. Any support for this darling would be greatly appreciated by Oliver and United Yorkie Rescue. We just want to see this boy live the life he deserves and he will never be able to that without us. Thank you for your consideration in giving Oliver a chance at a pain free life.


To date we've spent $1503.54 on TX Oliver's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $980.00 in donations.
Please donate!

For more information, contact my foster parents at: Yorkielove0409@yahoo.com.

To fill out the adoption application for TX Oliver click here.
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Emmett
Virginia
Emmett

Emmett is a sweet, 7 pound, 10 year-old Yorkie boy being fostered in Richmond, VA..

Emmett came to UYR along with his fur-friend Snickers from owners with young toddlers and a newborn on the way. The family reluctantly surrendered them both to UYR so that they could find homes where they could receive the love and attention they deserve.

Emmett just arrived in his foster home but so far he is a very sweet boy. He loves to sit close to his human and cuddle. He also gets very excited when the leash comes out and it is time to go for a walk! He loves treats, dinner time, toys, and belly rubs. He is house-trained, crate trained, and leash trained. Emmett is up to date on his routine annual care but is badly in need of a dental and will almost assuredly lose a few teeth when that happens. He will be visiting the doggie dentist very soon and also having a thorough checkup by his UYR Dogtor.

Emmett has just arrived in his foster home so please stay tuned as we get to know this sweet boy better. If you are able to help us with the cost of getting Emmett in tip top adoption ready shape then please click on the PayPal button below and Thank You!


To date we've spent $120.75 on Emmett's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $0 in donations.
Please donate!

For more information, contact my foster parents at: yorkieloveva@yahoo.com.sg.

To fill out the adoption application for Emmett click here.
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Ricky

Ricky and Scout
Virginia
Ricky

Ricky is a sweet 14 year old 9 pound Yorkie male being fostered in Salem, VA. Ricky is one half of a bonded pair and needs to be adopted with his brother Scout.

THANK YOU TO RICKY'S RESCUE ANGELS!

Ilene Rand

Updated Bio 3/9/17

Hold on to your hearts Yorkie lovers….This pair of Virginia Gents are Looking for Love!

No….They aren't “The Odd Couple.” They are Ricky and Scout and bonded pair of Yorkie BFFs being fostered in Salem, VA. Scout is the bigger fella. He is 10 perfect years old and weighs 14 pounds. His little sidekick is Ricky, a very healthy 14 year old, 7 pounder. These two have been together for Scout’s entire life. They obviously are a “Perfect Pair” and we are looking for a very special person to give both of them the fur-ever together home they deserve.

Scout is the extrovert. He enjoys going for car rides and LOVES being with his human, preferably snuggled up close getting belly rubs and attention. He is not a fan of being crated as this causes him a lot of anxiety. He would love a fenced yard to romp, but frequent leash walks would also work. He is house-trained and has great indoor manners. Scout is very smart and he is taking classes to learn commands. He LOVES to get his treat rewards when he does a good job. He also loves to play with squeaky toys especially when his human plays along. He does great with other dogs.

Ricky is Scout’s best buddy and is the Yen to Scout’s Yang. Ricky prefers to chill out in his soft bed and while away the hours napping and snoring. Ricky snores when he sleeps LOL. He isn't the cuddler that Scout is but he does love to be petted and is a huge fan of yummy treats! Due to his age Ricky needs to be taken out frequently to prevent accidents or he can wear a belly band to help with that too. Ricky is not a fan of steps so he needs a single story home or a person who doesn't mind giving him a “lift” up and down the stairs. He is also a bit hard of hearing which is expected for his age but he is a very healthy 14 year old. He just had a dental and only lost one tooth! Ricky is just a sweet, lovable senior who needs a person to love him and his best pal Scout.

Scout and Ricky are up to date on all care, completely healthy and ready for adoption. They would be great with a retired person or couple or a “works from home” human. No small children please due to Ricky’s advanced years. Neither have been cat tested but they are great with other small dogs.

Scout and Ricky have been together their entire lives. They lost the only home they have ever known and they need to stay together now. If this adorable pair speaks to your heart and you think you are their perfect person please apply to adopt them today or email their foster Mom for additional information at Srodabaugh@yahoo.com

Initial Bio 2/24/17

Ricky is a 14-year-old Yorkie boy weighing about 9 lbs. being fostered in Salem, VA. Ricky came into rescue with his brother Scout when their owner could no longer care for them. We would very much love for Ricky and Scout to be adopted together since they have been pals their entire lives. Ricky is now up to date on his care including all immunizations, microchip, neutering, etc. He has an appointment to have his dental needs addressed very soon since he has quite a bit of tartar built up on his teeth. He will likely lose some teeth but Yorkies do quite well eating regular food even after many teeth are extracted. Since Ricky is an older gentleman he needs to be taken outside frequently for bathroom breaks. He also loves to sleep a lot and needs a soft bed and quiet home to nap. He isn’t too much of a cuddler but loves being curled up in his soft bed next to his foster Mom. At night, he prefers sleeping in his crate. Ricky is hearing impaired. This is probably due to a combination of his age and a buildup of wax inside his ears. He is getting his ears cleaned every day in hopes that this will bring back some of his hearing. Ricky gets along well with other dogs but he has not been tested with cats or children. Mostly, Ricky needs a calm, adults only, loving home where he can while away the days napping and being close to his humans and his brother Scout. If Ricky could be adopted with his brother Scout they would make any human the perfect Yorkie pair and would be the “happily ever after” that both sweet boys deserve. For more information email his foster mom at srodabaugh@yahoo.com


To date we've spent $693.34 on Ricky's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $125.00 in donations.
Please donate!

For more information, contact my foster parents at: Srodabaugh@yahoo.com.

To fill out the adoption application for Ricky click here.
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Scout

Scout and Ricky
Virginia
Scout

Scout is a 10 year old Yorkie boy weight about 14 pounds being fostered in Salem, VA. Scout is one half of a bonded pair and needs to be adopted with his brother Ricky.

THANK YOU TO SCOUT'S RESCUE ANGELS!

Sandy Pagnotta, Marie Walz

Updated 3/9/17

Hold on to your hearts Yorkie lovers….This pair of Virginia Gents are Looking for Love!

No….They aren't “The Odd Couple.” They are Ricky and Scout and bonded pair of Yorkie BFFs being fostered in Salem, VA. Scout is the bigger fella. He is 10 perfect years old and weighs 14 pounds. His little sidekick is Ricky, a very healthy 14 year old, 7 pounder. These two have been together for Scout’s entire life. They obviously are a “Perfect Pair” and we are looking for a very special person to give both of them the fur-ever together home they deserve.

Scout is the extrovert. He enjoys going for car rides and LOVES being with his human, preferably snuggled up close getting belly rubs and attention. He is not a fan of being crated as this causes him a lot of anxiety. He would love a fenced yard to romp, but frequent leash walks would also work. He is house-trained and has great indoor manners. Scout is very smart and he is taking classes to learn commands. He LOVES to get his treat rewards when he does a good job. He also loves to play with squeaky toys especially when his human plays along. He does great with other dogs.

Ricky is Scout’s best buddy and is the Yen to Scout’s Yang. Ricky prefers to chill out in his soft bed and while away the hours napping and snoring. Ricky snores when he sleeps LOL. He isn't the cuddler that Scout is but he does love to be petted and is a huge fan of yummy treats! Due to his age Ricky needs to be taken out frequently to prevent accidents or he can wear a belly band to help with that too. Ricky is not a fan of steps so he needs a single story home or a person who doesn't mind giving him a “lift” up and down the stairs. He is also a bit hard of hearing which is expected for his age but he is a very healthy 14 year old. He just had a dental and only lost one tooth! Ricky is just a sweet, lovable senior who needs a person to love him and his best pal Scout.

Scout and Ricky are up to date on all care, completely healthy and ready for adoption. They would be great with a retired person or couple or a “works from home” human. No small children please due to Ricky’s advanced years. Neither have been cat tested but they are great with other small dogs.

Scout and Ricky have been together their entire lives. They lost the only home they have ever known and they need to stay together now. If this adorable pair speaks to your heart and you think you are their perfect person please apply to adopt them today or email their foster Mom for additional information at Srodabaugh@yahoo.com

Initial Bio 2/24/17: Scout came into rescue with his brother Ricky when their owner could no longer care for them. We want very much for Scout and Ricky to be adopted together since they have been pals their entire lives. Scout is now up to date on his care including all immunizations, microchip, neutering, dental, etc. He is housetrained and will bark when he needs to go outside. He is currently being treated for an ear infection but is otherwise a very healthy boy. He loves going for walks and car rides. Scout sleeps in a crate in his foster home but is very happy when he can get out and run around. He will follow his foster mom around the house and observe everything she is doing. He loves to sit next to his foster mom in the evening. He is also happy laying on the floor by her feet. Scout also enjoys playing with squeaky toys and chewies. He gets along with other dogs but has not been tested with cats or children. Because of his age he would probably be best in a home with children 10 years and older. If Scout could be adopted with his brother Ricky it would make any human the perfect Yorkie pair and would be the “happily ever after” that both sweet boys deserve. For more information email his foster mom at srodabaugh@yahoo.com


To date we've spent $932.96 on Scout's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $50.00 in donations.
Please donate!

For more information, contact my foster parents at: Srodabaugh@yahoo.com.

To fill out the adoption application for Scout click here.
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Snickers
Virginia
Snickers

Snickers is a sweet, 14 year-old, 14 pound senior fellow being fostered near Boydton, VA.

Snickers is a sweet, senior, Yorkie boy . He is 14 years young and weighs 14 pounds. Snickers is being fostered near Boydton, VA.

Snickers came to UYR along with his fur-friend Emmett from owners with young toddlers and a newborn on the way. The family reluctantly surrendered them both to UYR so that they could find homes where they could receive the love and attention they deserve.

Please don't let Snickers age scare you off. He is in very good health for his age. He is active, independent and looking for that special human who will not look away just because he has a few miles on him. He is also a perfect weight at 14 pounds as he is just a bigger Yorkie. Snickers has an adorable lop-eared appearance and a beautiful golden colored coat. He is somewhat sight impaired which is normal for his age but gets around just fine. He loves to get treats, go for walks and just spend time napping too. He is house-trained, crate trained, and leash trained. Snickers is up to date on his routine annual care but needs a dental and he will be visiting the doggie dentist very soon and also having a thorough checkup by his UYR Dogtor.

Snickers has just arrived in his foster home so please stay tuned as we get to know this sweet boy better. If you are able to help us with the cost of getting Snickers in tip top adoption ready shape then please click on Looking For Love Link here http://www.unitedyorkierescue.org/?page_id=2

then scroll to VA (all dogs are listed in alphabetical order by state) and locate Snickers’s Bio. There is a PayPal button directly beneath it. Thank You so much!


To date we've spent $0 on Snickers's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $0 in donations.
Please donate!

For more information, contact my foster parents at: armescarolyn@yahoo.com.

To fill out the adoption application for Snickers click here.
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Teddy Ruxpin

Wanna Play?
Virginia
Teddy Ruxpin

Hi everypuppy! My name is Teddy Ruxpin!!! I'm 8 years young and weigh just 10 lbs. I'm being fostered in Fairfax, VA.

INITIAL Bio 4/29/17

So far this is what my Foster Mom knows about little ole me. I'm super handsome and love to give puppy kisses. She shies away from them though. She says it's something to do with my breath. I heard her say I needed a doggy dental in the near future and that I might lose a few teeth? I'm not sure exactly what that is, but I bet I'm gonna feel a whole lot better! (Teddy Ruxpin will be getting his teeth cleaned and possibly a few extracted before he's available for adoption).

I'm also housetrained. No accidents so far for this little guy. I'm already neutered and will be brought up to date on my shots ASAP.

I have a lot of energy. Please take me for walks and run around with me. I'd love a fenced in yard. Foster Mom says she worries I could be a runner, so she's super careful about me near any doors. I like kids that are nice to me, but I think I'd prefer older ones if you have any.

What I'd REALLY like is someone who's home more often that not. Foster Mom is just getting to know me, but she says I seem to be a real "people pooch". I love being with my person and will follow you around the house. She thinks I might have a touch of separation anxiety, but we're just getting to know each other, so we'll see :)

Thanks for reading about me!! And if you like to help UYR pay for the cost of my medical care please click the PayPal button below. Thank You!


To date we've spent $0 on Teddy Ruxpin's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $0 in donations.
Please donate!

For more information, contact my foster parents at: jennrez@gmail.com.

To fill out the adoption application for Teddy Ruxpin click here.
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Marley
West Virginia
Marley

Marley is an 11 year old lively little boy being fostered in WV

THANK YOU TO MARLEY'S RESCUE ANGELS!

Helen Plowy, Angie Cagle, Wendy Fuhrmaneck, Sandra Wendt

Update Bio. 04/06/17. Marley is an amazing, little boy who loves life. He has a few medical issues that we are working on but can't quite nail down. He has some lingering problems after his long bout with pneumonia. His heart races in spurts, and he has trouble breathing in the wind. Sometimes, he coughs. He will need a home where his health is closely monitored. His back knee that locks up does not seem to be getting any worse, and he is not in any pain. Excellent vetrecordscare a must for this guy's new family. All in all, this senior boy sees every day as a good day. He loves his foster family, both human and canine. He considers himself protector of them all, even his 60 pound big brother. They seriously patrol the yard and keep us all safe, and they snuggle together every night. This little senior always finds time to play with his puppy sister too. He welcomes each new foster and makes them feel at home. You could say he's our UYR welcome ambassador. He just loves being social but also loves alone time with his foster mom. There's a whole lot of personality in this little boy with a big heart. If you are interested in adopting this amazing, little man, follow the link below to complete an application for adoption.

Update Bio. 03/06/17. Marley has improved in the last month. He still coughs, occasionally, and his little knee locks up but he pushes through. He hasn't been able to gain weight but the vet has prevented him from losing any more weight. Marley is a senior boy who will need the perfect home for his needs. He loves other dogs and all people. Marley wants nothing more than to constantly snuggle with his foster mom. Marley's health will have to be closely monitored and any changes addressed with a vet immediately, as he can go down quickly. He loves to go outside in all weather conditions, so a fenced yard is a must. His head will fit through a fence gate so some alterations may be needed. Only local adoptions will be considered and a preference for keeping him with his vet in Waynesboro, PA is a plus. This is a very special boy with so much love to give. He is fragile but full of fire. He melts the hearts of everyone he meets. If you would like to give Marly the perfect forever home, just follow the link below to compelete an application for adoption.

Update Bio. 01/28/17. Marley has had a tough time since arriving at UYR in early December. His dental disease was so bad that he had congestion from the infection. He came home from his dental and neuter with antibiotics but as the days progressed, his struggle to breathe got worse. His vet saw him on an emergency visit and it was determined that Marley had pneumonia. Because he had just been rescued from a high population shelter in NYC, it could not be definitively determined if the pneumonia was from the severe infection or possibly kennel cough. He had already been quarantined with his sister, Violet, and Scarlett who came with them. No one showed signs of kennel cough but Marley still had to go into four weeks of quarantine and his condition was guarded. At 4 1/2 pounds the vet could not guarantee that he would live through this. His foster mom was devastated, as was his sister. Violet had just passed the day before. She was rescued knowing she had very little time left. Poor little social Marley had to have no contact with the other fosters and resident dogs he so loved. It's been four weeks into Marley's convalescence and he seems to be on the mend. But sweet little Marley is not out of the woods. His lungs are still congested and he has been losing weight despite his foster mom's efforts to fatten that little boy up. His doctor feels that he should not be available for adoption until his lungs are clear and he can gain weight. Marley is an amazing, affectionate. tiny little boy. He is 11 years old and runs and hops with the young ones. He will stop all play to be in foster mom's arms and there he will stay contented for literally hours. He is housetrained, pad trained, gets along with all dogs and people, and thinks he is protector of all. He loves to be brushed and will wear bows with no complaints. He rides perfectly in the car and has good leash skills. He loves being outside. Marley does have a luxating patella on his rear leg. It will lock up on him but he can get it unlocked. The vet has thoroughly checked the knee and assures there is no pain, just inconvenience. Marley must be watched at stairs. He flies up and down. Twice he has lost his step and rolled a few steps causing him to limp for about an hour. Now he must wait for his foster mom who monitors his trip. Marley lost all of his teeth during his dental and he has adjusted well. His foster mom hand feeds him to keep him clean but he does tolerate cleaning around his mouth gracefully. He is learning to eat without getting messy. So say a prayer for this tiny little man. He needs to be well.

Update Bio. 12/29/16: Marley was seen by the vet today to better understand why he has been coughing. After doing some xrays, it was determined he has pneumonia. He is being treated with two types of antibiotics and will have steam treatments to help him clear out his lungs. He will have to remain in isolation for 4 weeks until he is well past this infection and won't be available for adoption until we know he is healthy.

Bio Update 12/22/16. Marley is the most loving, kissing, snuggling tiny, five pound boy. You would never guess his age of 11 when watching him bound up and down the stairs. He's great with all dogs, children, and has never met a stranger. He's housetrained to go outside but is also pad trained. Marley just lost his last five teeth and now you can see the tip of his tongue. It doesn't stop him from loving meal time, and he's so adorable. He's easy to bathe and groom, and he's not a barker. The cutest thing about him is how they can all be playing, you grab him up in your lap, and he won't move. He loves snuggling more than playing. This tiny boy loves life and everyone in it. If you are interested in adopting Marley, follow the link below to complete the application.

12/14/16 Initial Bio: Named Jacob Marley because he's our Christmas rescue, he has just moved in and taken over. Marley was accompanied by his sister, Violet and a sweet girl named Scarlett. At 11 years old, this boy hops, not walks. This tiny five pounder takes care of both much older girls. He's housetrained and pad trained, knows basic commands, and loves everyone. He loves to explore his new yard and has never met a stranger. He is blossoming in his new surroundings. He's definitely a lap dog and loves giving kisses to both people and his two girls.


To date we've spent $1031.54 on Marley's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $1210.00 in donations.
Please donate!

For more information, contact my foster parents at: scp1127paint@yahoo.com.

To fill out the adoption application for Marley click here.
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Percy
West Virginia
Percy

Percy is a handsome, 3-year-old, 5 lb, baby boy. He is being fostered in WV.

THANK YOU TO PERCY'S RESCUE ANGELS!

Cynthia Duranti

Initial Bio. 04/05/17. Percy had a personality that just draws you in. He's funny, entertaining, loving, and gets along with all dogs and people. Three year old Percy is small, so special provisions need to be made in fences and around the home because Percy is also partially blind. He lost one eye and has limited vision in the other. But this does not stop Percy. It is fascinating to watch him as his disability does not hinder him. He's in the best of spirits and loves life. It has been requested that Percy be adopted locally to the Washington County, MD area. If you think you would be the right adopter, please include why when emailing his foster mom as special attention will be made in placing this sweet boy in his new home.


To date we've spent $164.36 on Percy's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $20.00 in donations.
Please donate!

For more information, contact my foster parents at: scp1127paint@yahoo.com.

To fill out the adoption application for Percy click here.
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Primrose
West Virginia
Primrose

Meet the precious Primrose. She is a 6-year-old, 7 lb. lovey being fostered in WV.

THANK YOU TO PRIMROSE'S RESCUE ANGELS!

Amy Chernault, Keith Powell, Don and Becky Lansing, Jane St. John, Teresa Beament, Wendy Fuhrmaneck, Leticia Peterson, Sharon Dees, Sandra Erosa, , Cynthia Duranti, Nicole Lytton, Sheila Coleman, Sandy Elyahou, John Sauser, Lynne Turner, Mary Cronin, Angie Cagle, Johnell Costa, Karen Smith, Irene and Peter Havas in memory of Buddy, Vanessa and Pepe, Anna Schappaugh, Rita Kleinman, Carol Gostomski, Phyllis Lewis, Leslie Corbell, Bonnie Vaupel, Carol Fessler, Mary Neil, Charlotte Robinson, Christine Flaherty, Karry Rogers, Connie Pfeiffer, Jayne Lanza, Rebecca Root, Trina Hallman, Joyce Foster

Initial Bio. 04/10/17. Primrose came to UYR on Thursday, April 6. She spent Friday at her new vet assessing her condition. She came home with a bag of medication and a prognosis of a full recovery. But this will be a long journey. Her vet has never seen a worse case of neglect. Primrose is in horrific condition. Her entire body is covered in thick, hard, rock-like grey scales that are cracking and bleeding. Her ears are infected. Her eye has a divot with limited vision, she has a yeast infection all over her body, and on her first day, she showed signs of a neurological issue. But through all of this suffering, Primrose is sweet, affectionate, and loves to give kisses. She fully trusted her new mom and the vet. She knows she's getting help. You can see it in the cooperative way she receives her care. It is now five days later. The neurological symptoms have disappeared. The vet believed they were brought on by her poor state, and because she is on the road to recovery, this was the first issue to heal. Primrose is miserable and sleeps most of the day. She is in quarantine until her skin test results come back, but it is obvious that sleep gives her relief. Her healing must come from the inside out. She has pain medication but the thick scales that wrinkle and bleed when she bends are so uncomfortable. She has a quiet room where her mom peeks in on her throughout the day. She is pad trained and eats well. Primrose knows she gets tiny pieces of cheese with her medicine and perks up at medication time in anticipation of the treat. Then she eats, crawls up in foster mom's lap for snuggles, them goes right back to sleep. Primrose will have a long but successful recovery. Her foster mom feels that this girl is going to be a pure gem once her sweet personality is back in a perfect body free from pain. Tiny Primrose is a perfect seven pounds and she is six years old.


To date we've spent $354.00 on Primrose's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $1330.00 in donations.
Please donate!

For more information, contact my foster parents at: scp1127paint@yahoo.com.

To fill out the adoption application for Primrose click here.
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Buttercup
Wisconsin
Buttercup

Meet the beautiful Buttercup. She is a 6-year-old, 11 lb. girl being fostered in WI.

Initial Bio. 04/08/17. Meet Buttercup! She came to rescue with another yorkie, Ponchy, as a result of their family moving. Not much is known about their past except the little we can guess by their condition.

Buttercup is a 6 year old Yorkie-mix who can be a bit timid, but loves attention. She has the most expressive eyes I have ever seen! Because we are just getting to know her, there isn't a bunch to share, yet. At this point, she is house trained about 80% of the time, partly because she has had 3 transitions in the past 3 weeks and things are still a bit scary. Buttercup tips the scales at about 11 pounds. A healthier weight would be closer to 9. She loves to be outside and investigate our fenced in yard. We do know that her previous owners believed that dogs only needed to go outside for a short visit only once per day. She is finding that the world is full of wonderful smells and exciting things to do! She has never really walked on a leash, but we will be working on that.

Buttercup has had all of her vaccinations, is microchipped and has been spayed.

At this point, I believe that Ponchy and Buttercup are bonded and will need to be adopted together. Thanks for checking in!


To date we've spent $0 on Buttercup's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $0 in donations.
Please donate!

For more information, contact my foster parents at: shellylampe@hotmail.com.

To fill out the adoption application for Buttercup click here.
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Wisconsin
Ponchy

Meet Ponchy. Ponchy is a happy, 3-year-old. yorkie being fostered in WI.

Initial Bio. 04/15/17. Meet Ponchy! A 3 year old male yorkie mix. Ponchy came to rescue with Buttercup when his family moved and he found himself without a home. Because of the damage done to his ears due to untreated and continuous ear infections, it is believed that he does not have ear drums, which has resulted in his inability to hear very much. He is sweet and loves people. Ponchy has a habit of jumping up on people, so a home with an experienced yorkie owner who can help him continue his progress with not jumping up would be best. Ponchy is basically house trained and has had very few accidents since coming to rescue. He did mark a few times in the first day or so, but since then he has not had any problems.

The best home for Ponchy will be one that has a fenced in yard and where buttercup can join him. Is that your house?? If so, just follow the link below to complete an application. Thanks for checking in!


To date we've spent $0 on Ponchy's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $0 in donations.
Please donate!

For more information, contact my foster parents at: shellylampe@hotmail.com.

To fill out the adoption application for Ponchy click here.
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