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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.
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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: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 $2294.81 on Maxwell's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $2884.00 in donations.
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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Abigail is a precious 12-pound yorkie mix. She is only 4 years old. Abigail is being fostered in Bunnell, FL. Abigail is looking for someone to love and care for her once again.
Initial bio 8-15-16 When Abigail's owner was evicted from his apartment Abigail also found herself without a home. She ended up with her owner's sister who was really not able to take care of this once happy, loved girl. She now spent her days confined to a crate sleeping on newspaper. No doggie bed, no love, no kisses, no more cuddles, and no one to care about her anymore.
How could United Yorkie Rescue let her continue to live like that? Answer: They couldn't. Abigail is now safe and loved in her foster home. She had a nice warm bath. Her hair was shampooed; it took 3 times for the water to run clean. After her conditioning treatment her beautiful curly coat is soft and smells so good.
Abigail will have a vet visit very soon to get updated on her vaccinations, get heartworm tested, and arrange for her spay and possible dental. The vet will also need to trim Abigail's toenails. They are so long they are starting to curl under. Abigail will also get her grooming soon. In April this little girl delivered 8 puppies! United Yorkie Rescue will make sure that never happens again.
Although Abigail has only been in her foster home a short time her foster mom said she has not had a single accident in the house and has done all her business outside. She is getting along just fine with her foster fur sisters and she loves having a soft doggie bed to lie down in. She especially loves the love and attention she is now getting.
Abigail will be ready to be adopted after her vaccinations and her spay is healed. We are not yet sure what kind of a family she will need, but she is a very gentle, loving dog so a family with older children, over the age of 13, and maybe another dog to play with might be the right one for adorable deserving Abigail.
More to come on Abigail as her foster mom gets to know her better and she has had her vet visit and her grooming.
To date we've spent $244.80 on Abigail's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $0 in donations.
For more information, contact my foster parents at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
To fill out the adoption application for Abigail click here.
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Angel is a 5-pound darling girl. She is 8 years old. This little Yorkie girl is being loved and cared for in Light House Point, FL.
THANK YOU TO ANGEL'S RESCUE ANGELS!!!
Linda Marcis, Wendy Fuhrmaneck, Beverly Stevenson, Bonnie Vaupel, Teresa Beament, Angela Heath, Irene and Peter Havas in memory of Buddy, Vanessa and Pepe, Sarah Bartel, Irene and Peter Havas, Michael Catanzaro
8-24-16 At last sweet Angel is recovering from all her medical woes. She has endured so much suffering in the last couple of weeks: ear infections, dental disease, skin rashes, and worst of all a very bad case of pneumonia. Poor little tiny girl. There was so much medication, daily nebulizer treatments, special food supplements, antibiotics, and other medication to make her better, and all that came with and a large vet bill.
Angel has arthritis in her back legs and it’s difficult for her to walk well. I would like to thank a wonderful couple that lives in Canada, Mr. and Mrs. Havas. They sent Angel a special medication for her legs. This medication has helped her legs get stronger and her pain go away. They said they had great success with one of their Yorkies that had the same arthritis as Angel.
Angel also received a beautiful blanket from a wonderful organization—the Fur Angel Blessed Blanketeers. They sent her a beautiful blanket for her bed and some toys that she adores. With all this love and care, thankfully it helped Angel make it through the very worst of it.
Angel is going to be spayed and have her dental in about two weeks. Her foster parents are hopeful that after she is completely healthy and recovered she will be ready for her forever home.
Angel’s foster mom says that Angel is the most adorable and lovable dog in the world, and she only deserves love and care in her life for the rest of her life. If you can find it in your heart to donate whatever you can to help us pay for the wonderful but much needed care that Angel received it would be very appreciated.
8/3/16 Updated bio--Hello everyone, It is me, Angel, the little 5 pound, 8 year old Yorkie. Well, It has been just a few days now that I am living with my foster parents and my fur siblings. I have already made myself comfortable, and I am starting to remember what it's like to be loved again.
I went to the dogtor yesterday for a complete check up. He said that I have arthritis in my back legs, an ear infection, and severe dental disease. I am also a little bit anemic because of some bad food and nutrition.
He gave me some medicine my foster mom said I have to take. They are antibiotics, pain control medicine, and some supplements to help my arthritis. The nice vet told us that day-by-day I would feel better.
Probably in 2 weeks I am going for my dental. I am almost toothless now and may loose the few teeth I have. But so what because my foster parents said I cannot be cuter with my tongue sort of sticking out. Anyway I found that teeth are overrated. I can eat everything just fine without them. Now I will never need a dental again, so woo hoo on that!!
Today I went to the beauty salon and they bathed me and gave me a nice hair cut. I am feeling so pretty now and I smell so good. I feel just like a princess and my foster mommy said I look like one too.
I can tell you that I could not be happier. I have some comfortable doggie beds to sleep in, delicious food to eat, and so much love. Please take a look at my before and after pictures. Don't you think am I a beautiful girl?
I am not ready for adoption just yet. I have to get a little stronger and get a little healthier and then I will be looking for my forever home. If you think you are the one for me and think I am worth waiting for (you know I am) you can fill out an adoption application. Please no little kids, they kind of scare me. Maybe a nice person who is home a lot and we can sit around together and just cuddle and love on each other. Wouldn’t that be so great?
7/31/16 Angel is just that--A sweet little angel from heaven. She was rescued from the shelter today, and she will need a lot of love and even more care. She is underweight at just 5 pounds. It is easy to see that she is not feeling very well. She has severe periodontal disease and will need her mouth taken care of right away. She is showing lameness in her back legs and x-rays will need to be taken so that we know what is wrong with her legs and can get them fixed. Her back legs keep going out from under her. She is currently on pain meds to help her stay more comfortable.
There was no denying that she was so happy to be out of the shelter. Her foster mom gave her a bath to remove all the bad stuff that was stuck to her back end area. She was so hungry she gobbled up all the food her foster mom put down for her, and then she settled down for a little nap.
Angel will be taken to the vet tomorrow and we will know much more about what is going on with her. She will need blood work and x-rays. All that will be followed up with a dental and the care she needs to become a healthy little girl ready for her forever home. She will also get a nice grooming if the vet says it is okay for her to have one.
Once again we are asking our wonderful rescue angels to help this little Angel. There is no doubt her medical care is going to be expensive. Any little bit you can give to this Little Bit of a girl will be so appreciated. We will be grateful to you as always. We can rescue them, but we count on the help from our wonderful supporters to help us continue to save them and give these sweet little dogs the medical care so many need.
To date we've spent $789.27 on Angel's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $245.00 in donations.
For more information, contact my foster parents at: Anayorkiemom@yahoo.com.
To fill out the adoption application for Angel click here.
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Little Annabelle is a sweet 10 year old senior Yorkie girl. She is only 6 pounds. Annabelle is being fostered in West Palm Beach, FL.
Initial bio 8-12-16 Meet Annabelle. Somehow this poor little girl found herself in the shelter with no home and no family. She needs surgery to remove a hernia. She also needs her dental and some vaccinations. All this will happen in the next few weeks.
Although Annabelle just arrived at her foster home, her foster mom already said she is a very sweet, good pup. She appears to be house trained and has done her business outside every time. She also walks very nicely on a leash and did just fine in the car on the trip from the shelter to her foster home. You could tell she was so happy to be out of the shelter. She appears to get along fine with her foster brother. And she sure loved the bath her foster mom gave her. Now she smells so much better and looks so pretty.
Please check back soon as we learn more about little Annabelle.
To date we've spent $126.72 on Annabelle's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $0 in donations.
For more information, contact my foster parents at: email@example.com.
To fill out the adoption application for Annabelle click here.
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Bo Diddley has arrived! He’s an adorable Yorkie Poo, probably only 3 years old. Bo Diddley weighs 6.5 to 7 pounds. He is singing his tune in The Villages, FL.
Initial Bio 8/21/16 Bo Diddley or Bo D. was sadly surrendered to United Yorkie Rescue when his family realized that the hours he spent alone was not good for Bo D. and his happiness. His former owners had rescued him from his previous owner who kept him crated up to 18 hours a day. They realized that even with them his situation was not the right one for Bo D. He needed to have someone home to train him, to love him, and to spend time with him. So with great sadness they knew Bo had to become a United Yorkie Rescue Dog.
Bo Diddley is such a sweet, friendly dog. He loves kids and other dogs. He is excited to have the attention of his foster mom and dad who are home and ready to give him all the attention this young dog needs and wants. They will work with him on his house training and shower him with endless love and affection.
Bo D. will be visiting the vet this week to get current on his vaccinations and anything else he needs. After his vet visit we will know much more about Bo, including a better idea of his age and his weight.
Bo would be a great family dog for the right family. He is good with well-behaved children. He only asks that you do not crate him or leave him alone for long periods of time. Bo Diddley wants only to be with his family because they are the world to him.
More coming on Mr. Bo Diddley after his vet visit and when his foster parents get to know him better.
To date we've spent $0 on Bo Diddley's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $0 in donations.
For more information, contact my foster parents at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
To fill out the adoption application for Bo Diddley click here.
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BooBoo is a 4 month old, 2 pound adorable puppy who is being fostered in Ft. Myers, FL.
BooBoo can't go to his forever home for another month.
Initial Bio 6-9-16 BooBoo is a 4 month old, 2 pound little Yorkie boy. He just came to us today. He is being fostered in Ft. Myers, Fl
BooBoo's mom had a serious accident that will require extensive treatment. She is now unable to take care of a puppy. She knew that United Yorkie Rescue would take care of her little pup and find him the perfect forever family.
BooBoo will see the vet tomorrow for additional puppy shots and a well puppy check. He will need to be neutered before he can be adopted, therefore it may be a month or two before BooBoo is ready for his forever home. We do know that he is a puppy with all the puppy needs for training and activity.
Stay tuned. More will be coming on little BooBoo very soon.
I've Been Adopted!
To date we've spent $1592.23 on BooBoo's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $1471.23 in donations.
For more information, contact my foster parents at: email@example.com.
To fill out the adoption application for BooBoo click here.
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Diesel is an 8 year old, 12 pound Yorkie Boy residing in Clearwater, FL
Just look at how handsome this fella is! Would he be a perfect addition to YOUR HOME?
THANK YOU TO DIESEL'S RESCUE ANGELS!
Lisa Prosen, Jean Moffitt
Updated bio 8-2-16 Diesel is an 8 year-old, 10 lb. wonderful Yorkie boy. He is being fostered in Clearwater, FL.
Diesel lost his human momma when she passed away too soon. During his lifetime with her he was very well cared for and loved. The remaining family members were unable to keep him and asked United Yorkie Rescue for help finding Diesel his forever home. Diesel’s name suits him well as he is a confident little boy not easily intimidated by other dogs.
Diesel is very sweet and is quite affectionate. He is insistent on being the center of attention and loves to follow his foster momma around constantly. Diesel is very playful and his favorite game is “fetch” with his toys. He is also content to just lounge about during the hot Florida days, as long as his people are near by.
Diesel is mostly housetrained, though he has occasional accidents if he’s not taken out right after eating – especially in the morning. Diesel is known to be an early riser and he lets you know that he has to go out. He is very social and usually gets along with other dogs (as long as they are well-behaved towards him). He loves to be around people as much as possible. Small children tend to make him somewhat skittish.
Diesel gets a daily dose of Benadryl and fish oil at appropriate Yorkie-dosage levels. The fish oil supplements his diet and the Benadryl has helped with his anxiety when he finds himself in new situations.
Diesel has a condition called Exocrine Pancreatic Insufficiency or EPI. You can read about this condition here http://www.whole-dog-journal.com/issues/12_3/features/Exocrine-Pancreatic-Insuffinciency-in-Dogs_16109-1.htmlD. This condition means that his pancreas does not make the enzymes necessary for food digestion. This is easily managed by a special diet and the addition of special enzyme power to his food twice a day. As long as he gets his enzymes added to his food there are no problems. Diesel must get this in order for his body to digest his food. Without the enzymes no matter what or how much Diesel eats it will be as if he was consuming nothing at all and he will rapidly lose weight and literally starve. His enzymes cost only about $35 dollars for a month's supply (approximately $70 per bag which lasts a little more than 2 months). His prescription food is about $35 for a month's supply, but it is no more expensive than most high quality no grain dog food. Diesel is so well worth this little extra expense. For such a small price you get a priceless, amazing pup to love you forever.
Diesel is current on all his vaccinations. He does have a low-grade 2-3 luxating patella in his right hind knee. But this has not slowed this wonderful, happy boy down one bit, and it has not caused him any pain. Diesel will get a dental soon and then he will be ready for his forever home.
Diesel is a very well mannered dog who needs that special adopter who will be committed to his care and will be very diligent about adding his enzyme power to his prescription food
Please don’t pass this wonderful fellow by just because he needs some special care. The enzyme powder is not very expensive and he takes is with no problem. Besides he is so worth it because this is one great, amazing little guy. Diesel would make a very wonderful companion and friend. Please consider giving Diesel his forever home. Fill out an adoption application for him today and remember that name, Diesel. You won’t be sorry.
Updated bio 6-19-16 Diesel is an amazing 8 year-old, 10 lb. Yorkie male being fostered in Clearwater, Florida.
Diesel belonged to a woman who had him his entire life before she passed away. He was very well cared for and loved during his lifetime with her. The remaining family was unable to keep him and asked us for help rehoming him. He is very sweet and loves to play and snuggle. He is mostly housetrained, but has occasional accidents if he’s not taken out right after eating. He is very social and gets along with other dogs and loves to be around people as much as possible.
Diesel has a condition called Exocrine Pancreatic Insufficiency or EPI. You can read about this condition here http://www.whole-dog-journal.com/issues/12_3/features/Exocrine-Pancreatic-Insuffinciency-in-Dogs_16109-1.html
Diesel's condition means that his pancreas does not make the enzymes necessary for food digestion. This is easily managed by a special diet and the addition of special enzyme power to his food twice a day. As long as he gets his enzymes added to his food there are no problems. However, he MUST get this in order for his body to digest his food. Without the enzymes no matter what or how much Diesel eats it will be as if he was consuming nothing at all and he will rapidly lose weight and literally starve.
Diesel is current on all his vaccinations and has recently been diagnosed with a grade 2-3 luxating patella in his right hind knee. His foster parents are training him not to jump when he gets excited to go out.. A little glucosamine one a day would help too, but this is very common in small dogs, especially Yorkies. Diesel does not appear to be in any pain and has not slowed down at all from this
Diesel is a very well mannered dog who needs a special adopter who will be committed to his care and will be very diligent about adding his enzyme power to his prescription food. His enzymes cost about $35 dollars for a month's supply (approximately $70 per bag which lasts 60-70 days). His prescription food is about $35 for a month's supply, but it is no more expensive than most high quality no grain dog food. If you are interested in adopting Diesel be sure you are able to commit to making sure he gets the enzyme power with each meal, and please understand that there will be that additional cost each month for his enzyme powder.
Updated Bio 5-17-16 Diesel is an 8 year-old, 10 lb. Yorkie male. Diesel is being fostered in Clearwater, Florida.
Diesel is a very sweet pup. He loves to play and snuggle. He is mostly house trained, but has occasional accidents if he’s not taken out right after eating. Diesel is very social and gets along with other dogs. He mostly just loves to be around people as much as possible.
Diesel has a condition called Exocrine Pancreatic Insufficiency or EPI. You can read about this condition here http://www.whole-dog-journal.com/issues/12_3/features/Exocrine-Pancreatic-Insuffinciency-in-Dogs_16109-1.html
Diesel's condition means that his pancreas does not make the enzymes necessary for food digestion. This is easily managed by a special diet and the addition of special enzyme power to his food twice a day. As long as he gets his enzymes added to his food there are no problems. However, he MUST get this in order for his body to digest his food. Without the enzymes no matter what or how much Diesel eats it will be as if he was consuming nothing at all and he will rapidly lose weight and literally starve.
Diesel is current on all his vaccinations and has recently been diagnosed with a grade 2-3 luxating patella in his right hind knee. This is pretty common in small dogs and is not affecting him in any way. He’s doing great and learning to follow his foster parents’ guidance to not jump when he gets excited. He does not appear to be in any pain or has slowed him down at all.
Diesel is a very well mannered dog who needs a special adopter who will be committed to his care and will be very diligent about adding his enzyme power to his prescription food. His enzymes cost about $35 dollars for a month's supply. His prescription food is about $35 for a month's supply, but it is no more expensive then most high quality no grain dog food. If you are interested in adopting Diesel be sure you are able to commit to making sure he gets the enzyme power with each meal, and please understand that there will be that additional cost each month for his enzyme powder.
Initial Bio 4/9/2016
Meet Diesel! He is an adorable 8 year old, 12 pound Yorkie boy being fostered in Clearwater Florida.
Poor Diesel recently lost his forever human Mamma who passed away too soon. His remaining family could not take him and reached out to UYR to help find Diesel a perfect new forever home.
Diesel is a super sweet boy who loves to play and snuggle. He is housetrained and gets along with other pets. Diesel does have some special needs however. He has a condition called Exocrine Pancreatic Insufficiency or EPI. You can read about this condition here EPI
Diesel's condition means that his pancreas does not make the enzymes necessary for food digestion. This is easily managed by a special diet and the addition of special enzyme power to his food twice a day. As long as he gets his enzymes added to his food there are no problems. However he MUST get this in order for his body to digest his food. Without the enzymes now matter what or how much Diesel eats it will be as if he was consuming nothing at all and he will rapidly lose weight and literally starve.
We are looking for a special adopter for him who can be committed to his care and diligent about adding his enzyme power to his prescription food. His enzymes cost about $70 dollars for a two month supply. His prescription food is about $35 for a month's supply. Please don't apply to adopt him unless you have the financial means to pay for his care and the commitment to administer his enzyme powder with his meals.
Diesel is all up to date on his care and just needs to be microchipped before he is ready for adoption. You can email his foster dad for more information at firstname.lastname@example.org
To date we've spent $323.63 on Diesel's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $220.00 in donations.
For more information, contact my foster parents at: Shall@catchthemquick.com.
To fill out the adoption application for Diesel click here.
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Doogie is an 8 year old, 10 pound Yorkie Mix residing in Largo, FL
Doogie is going to be an awesome family addition! Could he be for you?
THANK YOU TO DOOGIE'S RESCUE ANGELS!
Wendy D'Uva, Nestor Sanchez, Edna Cadena, Wendy Fuhrmaneck
Updated bio 7/5/16 Doogie is an awesome little ball of love. Please check out his new glamour shots! Doogie is socializing much better. He gets along fine with dogs his size or smaller, but still gets a little nervous around bigger dogs and when people approach him too fast. He needs an introduction and then he’s fine. He loves to be close to his people and go for walks and rides in his foster mom’s doggy stroller with his foster brother.
It’s all good new for Doogie. He is house trained, leash trained, and rides nicely in the car. He is all up to date on his vaccinations. Doogie had his dental and he’s ready and waiting for his forever home.
Doogie would love to have his forever home with someone who can and will to spend lots of time with him. If you are the perfect person for Doogie be ready for lots and lots of love and kisses. He loves to sit on his foster mom’s lap and can’t get enough cuddle time. If you have room in your life and in your heart for this sweet, loving fellow, please fill out an adoption application for him. You will not be sorry. Whatever love you give him will be returned over and over again.
Update Bio 5/26/16: Hi folks I am Doogie and I am looking for love, love, love! I am also doing great in my Foster home. My FM says I am very much a companion dog and want to be right by her side at all times. When she sits on the couch I need to be right up against her or I try and sneak on her lap. The closer the better for me!
Foster Mom: Doogie is a joy, is potty trained and he would love so much a one on one home. Also, the cyst that was removed is good news..benign! I hope to find that perfect home for him as he so deserves it!
Updated bio 4/20/16 Doggie is a very friendly, happy little guy. He loves people and gets along with other small dogs, though he gets skittish around bigger dogs and will bark them. He also does not care for young children, but would be okay with children over the age of 12 as long as they are calm and gentle around him.
Almost all Doogie’s vetting is done. Doogie has undergone his dental cleaning and has beautiful pearly whites now. He also had a small cyst removed on the right side.
Doogie is looking for that special someone who would like to just hold him and cuddle with him all the time. He loves to be held like a baby and will put his head on your shoulder. He is very lovable and wants to be either on your lap or held every chance he gets. He snuggles up to your back at night. He would love to have a forever home with someone who wants a best friend to be with most of the time. He loves to go for long walks and would be a great walking companion. His foster mom has a doggie stroller so if he needs a break he can go for a ride.
Doogie is housebroken and waits to be taken outside for a small walk in the morning. He would do best in a home with someone to take him out often so his house training continues to be successful.
On April 28th Doogie will be ready for that special home with someone to love him forever! If you are looking for a lap dog that gives lots of kisses, Doogie is the one for you! If you want a best buddy to love and cuddle with, one who will be devoted to you for all his life, make Doogie yours forever.
4-3-16 Meet Doogie. He is our newest foster boy He is a very adorable 8 year old, 10 pound yorkie mix. He is being fostered in Largo, FL.
Doogie just came to his foster home yesterday. His owner could no longer care for him and sadly had to give him up. According to his former owner he is good with other dogs, good with kids, and even good with cats. Doogie is house trained too. Could it get any better?
Doogie has already settled in after only a day. He likes to stay by his foster mom’s side and loves her attention. She has taken him on a few walks and he really enjoys the exercise. He is an energetic guy.
Doogie needs to have a dental and get his vaccinations updated. After that he will be ready for his forever home. Doogie would be a great family dog with kids over the age of 9. He loves to run around so a home with a fenced yard would be nice too. If you think Doogie is the doggie for you, please fill out an adoption application for him. You won’t be sorry.
To date we've spent $760.81 on Doogie's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $177.50 in donations.
For more information, contact my foster parents at: Yorkieangels@yahoo.com.
To fill out the adoption application for Doogie click here.
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Ginny is a very smart, sweet 5 year old Yorkie mix. Maybe a Shih Tzu/Yorkie—a Shorkie! She weighs 13.4 pounds. Ginny is being fostered in St. Augustine, FL.
THANK YOU TO GINNY'S RESCUE ANGELS!
Irene and Peter Havas in Memory of Buddy, Vanessa and Pepe, Wendy Fuhrmaneck
Updated Bio 8/3/16 Sweet Ginny was returned to her foster home today. She didn’t work out with her new family. It seems Ginny has a pretty strong personality and she needs someone who is going to not let this little girl be the boss. She decided she was going to be in charge and have things her way. So back Ginny came to UYR. Her adopters felt awful, like they let Ginny down, but it happens sometimes that the pup is just not the right dog for that particular family. That’s okay, because the right family for Ginny will come along soon enough.
Ginny’s foster mom and dad will be working with Ginny. They will make sure she knows appropriate doggie manners and behavior. She will need to stay in her foster home until she is ready again for her forever home and be the best girl we know she can be.
There is some good news about Ginny. It appears that the hair on her back is growing back in. We still are not totally sure and the vet is watching this, but her foster mom sees some new hair growth. We are cautiously optimistic.
Please check back soon. There is no doubt that Ginny is a very smart Shih Tzu/Yorkie mix and she will learn very quickly how to be a perfect little pup.
Updated bio 7/22/15
Hi, my name is Ginny. Here is a little about my story. I was all alone on the streets and a nice family found me and took me in. They tried very hard to find my family but no one came for me. Then they called United Yorkie Rescue and here I am. I am not a 100 percent Yorkie, maybe a little, but mostly I think I am an adorable Shih Tzu. My foster mom said Ginny is a good name for me, but she says I look just like Yoda, whoever that is, and then she laughs every time she says that. Right now my new foster family is learning about me each day.
So far I have been to see the nice vet, Dr. Norma. She said I am in mostly good health. They weighed me and I am 13.4 pounds and they think I am 5 years old. Also I found out that I don’t have yucky heartworms or any other kind of worms. Thank goodness. My foster mom was very happy to hear that!!! I like the other doggies in the house here and even the cat is okay with me. Now my very nice foster mommy wants to tell you a little more about me.
Ginny is a very sweet, good girl. She is spayed and up to date on her shots. She does have some skin issues that we will be addressing in the near future. The vet did a skin scraping and the results will be back in about another week. She doesn’t have much hair on her back, but there is some peach fuzz. We are hoping with proper care and maybe medication her hair will come back.
So far we have learned that Ginny is a very good eater. She is good in the car and good on her walks. She knows some manners. She likes her tummy rubbed, and loves to sit with her foster daddy. Ginny is missing her bottom two front teeth. Otherwise her teeth are in good condition.
Ginny did not know about treats or how to play, but she is learning. It will take her some time to know it is okay to play and to get treats. She is a good, calm, sweet little girl. Ginny gets along with the other foster dogs and she even likes the cat.
More will be coming about Ginny as we continue to get to know her better and know more about her skin condition.
Initial Bio 7/16/16 Ginny just became a United Yorkie Rescue pup and has just arrived at her foster home. We don't really know too much about her, though her foster parents will be learning more and more about Ginny as she settles into her new foster home. Right now her foster parents do know a few things about pretty Ginny. Ginny seems to be a calm, sweet girl. She also appears to be house trained, but we can't be totally sure yet. She is good in a car and walks nicely on a leash. She met the cat of the house and seemed to know what a cat is and she was okay with that. She also is getting along just fine with the other dogs in her foster home. Ginny has a skin condition and will be seeing the vet about it very soon. She will also be getting her vaccinations updated, have a heartworm and fecal test, and will be getting microchipped.
We will know more about Ginny after her vet appointment and when her foster parents get to know her better. So watch for updates on this sweet, young girl coming soon.
To date we've spent $609.15 on Ginny's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $30.00 in donations.
For more information, contact my foster parents at: email@example.com.
To fill out the adoption application for Ginny click here.
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Kaci is a young, 2 year old sweet girl. She is a yorkie mix weighing 10 pounds. Kaci is being fostered in Bunnell, FL.
Kaci needs your help to get her eye surgery so she can see again.
THANK YOU TO KACI'S RESCUE ANGELS!
Ilene Rand, Connie Peters, Wendy Fuhrmaneck, Sandra Spencer, Mary Jane Sanders, Ellen Raab, Kerri Carubia, Sheila Coleman, Lee Filer, Peggy Brown, Marie Weidling, Judith Graham Burgess, Karry Rogers, Maria Chavez, Tammy Adcock, Carlyn Costa, Jean Moffitt, Sarah Davies, Nestor Sanchez, Wendy Fuhrmaneck, Angie Cagle, Linda and David Rothrock
Updated bio 7-27-16 Hi everyone, my name is Kaci. The vet thinks I am only about 4 years old. I weigh a perfect 10 pounds. I'm a really cute little Yorkie mix. I'm being fostered in Bunnell, FL.
As you may have heard I had to have one eye removed. What a relief that was, because now I'm not in pain anymore. I can’t really see out of my other eye because I have a bad cataract. Since after having my eye removed I have been spayed and had all my vaccinations. I am going to have another test on Sept 12th to see if they can fix my other eye so I can see again, but if they can’t then you should know I get along fine. I can get up on the couch and go up stairs. I am still working on going down, that's kind of scary. I can always find my food bowl. I'm also house trained. Foster Mom says I will do what I need to do sometimes 2 or 3 times, but then I come right back in like a good girl. I love sitting on the couch with Foster Mom. I love my fur sisters and also the resident kitty. Truthfully I get along with everyone.
Please don't overlook me because I'm blind. It's okay, really it is. I can feel your love and I will always love you back. I'm a very good girl and would love to be part of your family. I like to sleep in Foster Mom’s bed as close to her as I can get. So stay tuned for the update after my next eye appointment. But please, always feel free to put in an application for me if you think I'm the one for you.
For now it's hugs and kisses from me to you. Kaci
Hi, this is Kaci’s Foster Mom. Kaci is just about the sweetest little pup I have ever known. She is so good and so loving in spite of all she has been through and there is still more to come. A better more loving dog you couldn’t find anywhere.
Kaci’s medical care has been expensive and will continue to be expensive. If you can find it in your heart to help us help this very deserving girl, who has been through so much, it will be very greatly appreciated by United Yorkie Rescue and by sweet Kaci.
Update 6-29-16 Kaci had her eye surgery. The surgical vet removed the bulging eye. Kaci is feeling so much better. The surgeon explained that it felt like she had a 24/7 migraine all the time. Once she heals no one will ever know there is an eye missing. We are hoping to raise enough money to get Kaci cataract surgery so she can see through her one remaining eye. Without that surgery she will be blind. Please help this young, sweet girl.
Initial Bio 6-26-16 This little foxy looking girl has been though so much and has so much more still to go through. Kaci found herself in the shelter and no longer had a home to call her own. What is worse is that both her eyes have severe cataracts and she can't see. Her left eye is bulging out of its socket and needs to be surgically removed as soon as possible. Her right eye is cloudy and covered with a cataract. This is so unusual for a dog this young and we knew we had to help her and get her out of that shelter right away and get her eyes taken care of. We owed her a chance.
Kaci has only been in her foster home for a day, but her foster mom said a sweeter dog doesn't exist. She is pretty sure Kaci is blind because she is bumping into things. Her foster mom always lets her know when she is approaching her. Even though she's only been there a day we already know that Kaci is house trained and so loving and grateful for a warm home and a loving foster mom.
United Yorkie Rescue is determined to help this baby. She will be taken to the vet immediately for the surgery she must have to remove her left eye, and then we are going to do everything possible to raise money for the removal of the cataract in her remaining eye so she can see. She is so young and so deserving, and once again we are asking our angels to dig into their pockets and donate whatever they can to help this young little pup see again. She needs your help. She has already been let down and gone uncared for enough in her short life. Let's not allow that to happen again. Anything you can give to help us get Kaci her surgery will be so great appreciated by Kaci and by United Yorkie Rescue.
Thank you for caring about Kaci and for once again coming to our aide in helping this sweet, loving pup.
To date we've spent $1036.45 on Kaci's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $1165.00 in donations.
For more information, contact my foster parents at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
To fill out the adoption application for Kaci click here.
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Here's Mookie. Who wouldn't love this adorable 5-pound, 8 year old Yorkie mix? Mookie is being fostered in Leesburg, FL.
8/14/16 Initial Bio. Mookie is the cutest little Teddy bear of a boy. He is as soft as a stuffed toy with wavy dark hair that feels as soft as a cloud when you cuddle him up to you and pet him. Most likely Mookie is a mix of Yorkie and Maltese. He is a Morkie—Mookie the Morkie.
As sweet as Mookie is the other dog in his former home did not like him. This older dog was getting very stressed by having Mookie in his home and began to show signs of being in distress. Sadly his owners had to consider their older dog and decided it would be best for Mookie to find a home that was much better for him. A place where he would be the center of attention and get all the love and cuddle time he wanted.
Mookie is up to date on his vaccinations. He will be getting his neuter and dental this week. It is likely Mookie may lose some teeth since they are in bad shape. Mookie also marks. His foster parents are hoping that being neutered will help that. For now he is wearing a bellyband in the house. He will also do his business outside so he is most likely trainable, even at his age. It may just take little time and consistency. Mookie did great in the car ride to his foster home. He is getting along great with the other dogs, and he does love to be held and cuddled.
Mookie needs to be in a home with no other dogs, or maybe just one other calm, non-aggressive dog. He would not do well with children under the age of 14, though he would much prefer adults.
There will be more coming on Mookie very soon after his vet visit and when his foster parents get to know him better.
To date we've spent $0 on Mookie's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $0 in donations.
For more information, contact my foster parents at: email@example.com.
To fill out the adoption application for Mookie click here.
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Hi everyone, my name is Payton, and I sure have a story to tell….I am a really nice 6.5 pound Yorkie boy. And right now I’m hanging out in Dunedin, FL.
THANK YOU TO PAYTON'S RESCUE ANGELS!
Miranda Balog, Karry Rogers, Debra Roby, Teresa Beament
Initial Bio 8-21-16 So here is my story. You see, my whole life (all 13 short years of it) I spent with my mommy. The last few years it was just my mommy and me after the angels came for my daddy. Well, my mommy’s angels just came for her and I had nowhere to go. Then, some nice lady contacted United Yorkie Rescue, and they came to my rescue! Another nice lady came and picked me up and she promises she’ll take good care of me, but we need your help too.
You see, not only am I an older gentleman, I also have some special needs that cost money. I have diabetes that requires insulin shots (ouch) twice a day, and I have cataracts so I don’t see too well and really I can’t hardly hear that great either. I have to eat special food because of my diabetes and I need my insulin to keep me alive twice a day. It is sort of expensive. I also need to have a spa day at the groomers. That’s because when my mommy got sick she couldn’t take good care of me anymore, she tried, but she was just too sick.
I’m such a sweet little boy, at least that’s what my foster mom says about me, and I even know to do my business outside like the well-mannered young man that I am. My foster mommy says I need to have more tests run because there is blood in my urine, and we need to find out why. Won’t you please be an angel and consider donating to my care so UYR can keep giving me my much needed medicine and tests?
I am not ready to go to my forever home yet. My foster mom needs to know a little more about what is going on with me. But as soon as soon as I am ready maybe you would love to adopt a perfect boy like me. I know I have some issues, but I have a lot of life and love left in me. Come back soon to learn more of my story. And, by the way, in case
you were wondering, I love to cuddle and give kisses.
To date we've spent $310.07 on Payton's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $135.00 in donations.
For more information, contact my foster parents at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
To fill out the adoption application for Payton click here.
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Precious is a precious, little 4.15-pound Yorkie girl. She is a 10-year-old pup who looks just like a puppy. We are hoping Precious’s kidney results come back normal. Precious is being cared for and fostered in Leesburg, FL.
THANK YOU TO PRECIOUS' RESCUE ANGELS!
Wendy Fuhrmaneck, Teresa Beament, Christine Dwyer, Teresa Beament
Updated Bio 7-31-16 Here is the latest on sweet little Precious. There is really not much new to tell about Precious’s medical condition. She was at the vet last week and nothing has changed, except her ears have cleared up, though her eyes are still gunky and needed more drops. She is eating great. She is now on an Rx kidney food diet. She continues to be active and dances around when she knows her meals are getting ready to be served to her. She also will run down the steps to go out to he backyard. However, her kidney values and urine are still showing signs of kidney disease and my vet still believes she is in the beginning states of renal failure. The vet even did an x-ray to rule out stones, crystals, and anything else going on in that area.
Precious’s vet is going to do another urinalysis and blood work in about three weeks to see if she is stable or if her levels have improved or gotten worse. Right now she is doing fine. The only sign her foster parents see of her having a kidney issue is not how much she drinks but sometimes how much urine she puts out at one time. It is a lot for a dog her size. That is a sign of possible kidney failure.
Precious will stay in her foster home until they know for sure one way or the other if she is adoptable or if she will live out the rest of her time as a Forever Ours United Yorkie Rescue dog.
Her foster parents wish they could tell you more or had only good news. But the good news is that she is not sick now, she is happy and active and enjoying her life. But kidney disease can hit hard and fast. If the time comes that she is not okay they will not let her suffer, but for now she is a happy, active, and sweet little girl. Hopefully she will be that way for a long time.
There will be more to come on Precious after her next set of tests at the end of August.
Update 7-9-16 Precious had her dental and blood work completed. There is still no conclusive, definitive answer as to whether or not she is in renal failure with kidney disease, but it is definitely not being ruled out at this time. Her kidney levels are high and there is real reason for concern. She will be on antibiotics for at least two more weeks. After that she will have another urinalysis and more blood work done to see if possibly it was the infection from her terrible mouth that caused the infection in her kidneys and not kidney disease. If she is in renal failure everything will be done to make her comfortable, and she will live out whatever the time she has left quietly and peacefully.
We will know more in another few weeks. Until then Precious is not ready to be adopted; however she can use whatever positive thoughts you can send her way. And as always United Yorkie Rescue can use your help with the cost of her veterinary care. Every little bit helps and Precious will be so grateful for your kindness.
Initial Bio 7-1-16 Pretty Precious is a tiny, little 4 pound 15 ounce little Yorkie girl. She is 10 years old but looks just like a puppy. Precious is being fostered in Leesburg, FL.
Precious is just like her name says—so precious and so sweet. Her owners tearfully surrendered her because they could no longer care for her. Precious has already been to the vet and her news is good and maybe not so good. She is now up to date on her vaccinations. She is heartworm negative and appears to be in good health. She does have a urinary tract infection and a little infection in her ears. That is all being taken care of with proper medication. She also has a slight low-grade level two heart murmur, but the vet said her heart sounded good and strong. Her lungs are clear, her knees are good, and her eyes show no sign of cataracts.
Precious needs a dental badly. Her teeth are in pretty bad shape and she may lose a few when she gets her dental next week. She will also get a blood panel done because there is a possibility of a kidney issue. The blood panel will give us more information and until we know if there is a kidney problem, Precious won’t be available for adoption.
During the short time Precious has been in her foster home she has shown her foster mom and dad what a good, sweet girl she is. She sleeps all night in her crate in her doggy bed. She is eating well and appears to be doing her business outside, though her foster parents are not sure she is totally house trained. She seems to prefer the cement walkway to the grass to potty on, but that is okay. She gets along just fine with her foster fur siblings. She is still a little shy and just getting to know everyone and finding her way around her new environment. She enjoys being cuddled and held.
Precious is about as cute a pup as you will ever find. Keep her in your thoughts and heart as we find out if her kidneys will be a cause for concern. Little Precious will be loved and cared for no matter what we find.
To date we've spent $492.56 on Precious's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $65.00 in donations.
For more information, contact my foster parents at: email@example.com.
To fill out the adoption application for Precious click here.
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Rocky G is 11 years old, weighs 10 pounds and resides 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 medication and his surgery.
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
Updated bio 7-25-16 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 love
to smell stuff. I stop and smell everything on my walks and all over my yard. The world is full of them 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 .
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!
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 $1966.19 on Rocky G's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $1759.00 in donations.
For more information, contact my foster parents at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
To fill out the adoption application for Rocky G click here.
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Smokey is an adorable little 7.5 year-old yorkie boy. He is 6 pounds of sweetness. Smokey is being fostered in The Villages, FL.
THANK YOU TO SMOKEY'S RESCUE ANGELS!
Initial Bio 7-25-16 Smokey just arrived at his foster home and is settling in. Smokey's former mom had to sadly give up Smokey because she was no longer able to care for him due to her ongoing health issues. His former mom was unable to see very well and was having trouble walking so Smokey didn't get a chance to go out very much and his house training went backwards. He needs to begin again to learn to do his business outside and not in the house. His foster parents are going to be working very hard with Smokey on this. For now Smokey is wearing a very stylish Bellyband while he is in the house.
Other than that one little itty-bitty thing, Smokey is a great dog. He loves to cuddle and be with his people. He is such a good boy and wants to be loved and give love to everyone. He gets along fine with other dogs. Smokey’s ideal home would be with someone who is home a lot so they can continue to work on his house training.
Smokey's foster parents are just getting to know him and want you to know that as soon as they get to know Smokey better they will share more about him. Stay tuned.
To date we've spent $238.27 on Smokey's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $50.00 in donations.
For more information, contact my foster parents at: email@example.com.
To fill out the adoption application for Smokey click here.
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Sparky is a spunky young fellow. This sweet Yorkie mix is only 1 year old. Sparky weighs 18 pounds and would be a great family dog. Sparky is being fostered in North Port, FL
Updated bio 8/18/16 Mr. Sparky just continues to amaze his foster mom and dad everyday with just how sweet he is. He is totally potty trained. He has no health issues. He enjoys going for walks or just sitting on your lap.
Sparky is great with pups of all sizes and cats as well! He loves to play, play, play, until he gets exhausted and then just plots right down. He couldn’t be any cuter if he tried
Sparky has been to the vet and is up to date on all his vaccinations and has been microchipped. He is now waiting for his forever family. He’s ready to go and he will be the dog you always wanted. He is so well behaved and so sweet. In fact he is the perfect dog for a family to love and cherish. And just think of the love he will give back.
Sparky would do great in a home with another pup and also children over 10 years old. This boy is ready for fun and adventure with the family of his dreams.
If you have a great furever home for Sparky, please contact his foster mom at firstname.lastname@example.org, or fill out an adoption application for Sparky-- the world's best dog.
Updated bio 7-20-16 Sparky is a healthy 1-year-old puppy. He is a big boy at 18 pounds. Sparky is a Yorkie mix.
Sparky is such a sweet, gentle pup. Even at the young age of a year old he is an amazing dog. He has no issues that need to be worked on. He is house trained and leash trained. He does great in the car and he loves people so much. He is so happy to just be able to sit on your lap, be cuddled, and give his people lots of kisses.
Sparky gets along great with other dogs of all sizes. He even likes cats. He is a young dog so an active home life with another pup for him to play with would be ideal. He would also do great in a home with children over the age of 9. A fenced yard would be nice, but trips to a doggie park and lots of walks would be fine too because he likes to be playful and run around.
Sparky would be a great family dog and because he is a bigger size he would be perfect for a family with children who are old enough to play and run around with him.
If you think you are the right family for Sparky and would love a perfect, well-behaved dog, please fill out an adoption application for him. You won’t be sorry.
Updated bio 6-20-16 Sparky is a healthy 1-year-old puppy. He is a big boy at 18 pounds. Sparky is a Yorkie mix, being fostered in North Port, FL.
Sparky’s foster mom is so thrilled to report that Sparky did great at the vet. He is a healthy, happy, just about perfect boy. He is house trained and very playful. He just loves playing with the other dogs in the home.
Sparky loves to give his foster dad hugs and love!! He Just jumps on him and places the upper part of his body by his foster dad’s neck and stays there. Then Sparky gives him kisses and more kisses!! What a sweetie.
Sparky would do best in an active home with another young pup and a fenced in backyard. Please no children under the age of 10.
Initial Bio 6/15/16 Sparky is a very young, sweet, happy puppy. He is most likely a beautiful Chorkie (Yorkie/Chihuahua mix) He was so happy to be rescued from the shelter today he was jumping for joy. He had been sitting in the shelter a long time waiting for someone to come rescue him and United Yorkie Rescue did. He is settling into his foster home, but has already made good friends with his foster brothers and sisters.
Sparky is a bigger fellow who weighs 18 pounds. He would probably do well in a home with children over the age of 8. There will be so much more to tell you about spunky Sparky once his foster parents get to know him better. Stay tuned.
To date we've spent $0 on Sparky's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $0 in donations.
For more information, contact my foster parents at: email@example.com.
To fill out the adoption application for Sparky click here.
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Sunny is growing up to be movie star handsome! He could be doing those pet food commercials...What do you think?
He is a one and a half year old, 5 pound little Chorkie (Chihuahua/Yorkie mix). He is being fostered in Palm Coast, FL.
THANK YOU TO SCRUFFY'S RESCUE ANGELS!
Nancy Stanley, Nancy Stanley, Linda Ruff
Updated bio 8/18/16 Sunny is a young dog with highly inquisitive behavior. He was rescued from a hoarding situation where he spent his first 8 months in a crate not getting the amount of love and attention a puppy needs. He was then adopted from a local shelter. Unfortunately that family found they really did not have the time for a puppy and again kept him crated. Just three days later his new family began noticing he was chewing at his feet and making big rub sores on his nose in his attempt to free himself from the confines of the crate. At that point they contacted United Yorkie Rescue to find him yet another new home. Before the age of a year old, through no fault of his own, Sunny had already been in four different home. Therefore his next home must absolutely be his last and final furever home.
Sunny has some special needs in a forever home. Due to his past of being confined only to a crate, he cannot be crated. Because he has been left alone with no companionship for most of his life Sunny also really needs at least one stay at home mommy or daddy. Sunny is very playful and would love another young, small playful pup to be his best fur friend.
Being such a young dog, Sunny will need a gentle, patient, understanding person to continue with his training. Sunny loves playtime with his person and other doggies his size and age, so another playmate in the household his size and young age would be perfect for Sunny. Sunny is very afraid of larger dogs and he will stay clear of them. He also doesn’t like loud, aggressive dogs. His doggie best friend should not be an alpha dog.
Sunny is protective of his family and has a tendency to nip at strangers that enter the house. He will need to be taught that this behavior is inappropriate. His foster parents are working with Sunny on that. Because of this he can’t go to a home with young children.
Sunny loves to run and play in the back yard or lay out in the warm sun, and a fenced back yard would be a plus. He is a cuddly little fella and he loves to be held, be in your lap, or snuggle up next to you in bed. Sunny is not yet house broken, therefore a home with someone home most of the day with the time to work on this with Sunny would be important in order to continue his house training.
Sunny is a happy, energetic little boy who craves attention. He is looking for love and the perfect home that will guide him with the gentle patience and understanding that has been neglected in his past. If you have the time and love to give Sunny, then this young fellow is the one for you. Please fill out an adoption application for Sunny. He really will fill your days with sunshine and love and kisses, forever.
Updated bio 6-13-16 Sunny is a one and a half year-old little boy. He is a shy but very active Chorkie with highly inquisitive behavior. He was rescued from a hoarding situation where he spent his first 8 months in a crate not getting the amount of love and attention a puppy needs. He was then adopted from a local shelter, but the family found they really did not have the time for a puppy and again kept him crated. Just three days later his new family began noticing he was chewing at his feet and making big rub sores on his nose in his attempt to free himself from the confines of the crate. They contacted United Yorkie Rescue to find him yet another new home. At this point Sunny has been re-homed too many times in his short life and his next home must absolutely be his furever home. Due to his past of being confined only to a crate, he cannot be crated. Because he has been left alone with no companionship for most of his life Sunny also requires at least one stay at home mommy or daddy.
Sunny’s forever family needs to understand that he is still an active, young dog and displays typical puppy behavior. He needs to be guided with patience and understanding. He is still learning and exploring and he craves attention and playtime. Like a human baby he will get himself into trouble by putting things he finds around the house in his mouth and will chew on them. He is like a little vacuum and will pick up small objects he finds on the floor that could be potential choke hazards. He loves soft squeak toys and loves to chew out the little inner plastic squeaker! Sunny loves playtime with his person and other doggies his size and age, therefore another playmate in the household his size and age is required. He is very afraid of larger dogs. Sunny does display an Alpha personality so to prevent fighting a playmate in his next home should not be Alpha.
Sunny loves to run and play in the back yard or lay out in the warm sun, so a fenced back yard would be a plus. He is a cuddly little fella who loves to be held, be in your lap, or snuggle up next to you in your bed. He loves people and he loves to be around people. Because of not having any consistancy in the past, he does need help with housebreaking but being part Chihuahua and stubborn he may just have to wear belly bands when inside.
Sunny is a happy energetic little boy that craves attention. He is looking for love and the perfect home that will guide him with patience and the understanding that he has been neglected in the past.
Updated bio 5-1-16 Sweet little Sunny is only about a year old. He is a 5 lb Yorkie Mix. Sunny is being fostered in Palm Coast, FL.
Sunny is a shy but very active Chorkie (Yorkie/Chihuahua mix) with a highly inquisitive behavior. He was rescued from a hoarding situation where he spent his first 8 months in a crate not getting the amount of love and attention a puppy needs. He was then adopted from a local shelter, but the family found they really did not have the time for a puppy and again kept him crated. Just three days later his new family began noticing he was chewing at his feet and making big rub sores on his nose in his attempt to free himself from the confines of the crate. At that time they contacted United Yorkie Rescue to find him yet another new home. Sunny has now been re-homed too many times in his short life and his next home must absolutely be his furever home. Due to his past of being confined only to a crate, he cannot be crated. Because he has been left alone with no companionship for most of his life Sunny also requires at least one stay at home mommy or daddy.
Sunny’s next family needs to understand that he is still an active young dog and displays typical puppy behavior. He needs to be guided with patience and understanding. He is still learning and exploring and he craves and needs attention and playtime. Like a human baby he will get himself into trouble by putting things he finds around the house in his mouth and will chew on them. He is like a little vacuum and will pick up little objects he finds that are on the floor that could be potential choke hazards. He loves soft squeak toys and loves to chew out the little inner plastic squeaker! Sunny loves playtime with his person and other doggies his size and age; therefore another playmate in the household about his size and age is required.
Sunny also loves to run and play in the back yard or lay out in the warm sun so a fenced back yard would be a plus. He is a cuddly little fella who loves to be held, be in your lap, or snuggle up next to you in your bed. He loves people and he loves to be around people. Because of not having any consistancy in the past, he does need help continued help with housebreaking. Sunny is a happy energetic little boy that craves attention. He is looking for love and the perfect home that will guide him with patience and with the understanding that he is young and has been neglected in the past. If you think Sunny is the dog for you and you have another dog for him to play with and there is someone home a lot of the time, please submit an application for this adorable, happy, sweet little fellow. You won’t be one bit sorry.
Updated bio 3-7-16 Sunny is an adorable 9 month old, 5lb Chorkie (Chihuahua Yorkie mix). Sunny is being fostered n Palm Coast. FL.
Sunny was rescued from a hoarding situation where he spent his first 8 months in a crate. He was adopted from a local shelter as a gift to a teen boy, however the teen boy did not have the time nor the interest in having a dog and again kept him crated. Just three days later his new family began noticing he was chewing at his feet and making big rubbing sores on his nose in his attempt to free himself from the confines of the crate At that point they contacted United Yorkie Rescue to find him yet another new home. So at the tender age of 8 months old Sunny has been re-homed too many times in his short life. Therefore his next home must absolutely be his furever home.
Due to his history of being confined only to a crate, he cannot be crated. Sunny has been left alone with no companionship for most of his little life. He needs at least one stay at home mommy or daddy. His next family needs to understand that he is still an active very young dog and displays typical puppy behavior. He needs to be in a home that understands he is still learning and exploring and that he craves attention and playtime. Like a human baby Sunny requires supervision, as he will get himself into trouble by putting things he finds around the house in his mouth to chew on them. He is like a little vacuum cleaner, and will pick up little objects he finds that are on the floor that could be potential choking hazards.
Sunny loves soft squeak toys and loves to chew out the little inner plastic squeaker! Sunny loves playtime with his person and other doggies his size and age, therefore another playmate in the household his size and age is necessary. He also loves to run and play in the backyard or lay out in the warm sun so a fenced yard would be a plus.
Sunny is a cuddly little fella who loves to be held, be in your lap, or snuggle up next to you in your bed. He loves people and he loves to be around people. Because of his past neglect he does need help with house training, but he is a very smart little boy and he is learning. Sunny is a happy, energetic little boy that craves attention. He is looking for love and the perfect home that will commit to him forever and guide him with patience and with the understanding that he is young and has been neglected in the past. He needs an active life style, but no children under the age of 12, please.
Update 1/07/16: Sunny is an adorable one year old, 5 lb Chorkie (Chihuahua Yorkie mix) being fostered in Palm Coast, FL.
Sunny was rescued from a hoarding situation where he spent his first 8 months in a crate. He was adopted from a local shelter as a gift to a teen boy, however the teen boy did not have the time nor the interest in having a dog and again kept him crated. Just three days later, when his new family began noticing he was chewing at his feet and making big rub sores on his nose in his attempt to free himself from the confines of the crate, they contacted United Yorkie Rescue to take him and find him another new home. At this point Sunny has been re-homed many times in his short life and his next home must absolutely be his furever home.
Due to his past of being confined only to a crate, he cannot be left in a crate. Because he has been left alone with no companionship for most of his life Sunny also requires at least one stay at home mommy or daddy. His next family needs to understand that he is still an active young dog, and displays typical puppy behavior. He needs to be in a home that understands he is still learning and exploring and that he craves attention and playtime. Like a human baby Sunny requires supervision as he will get himself in trouble by putting things he finds around the house in his mouth to chew on them. He does not chew furniture, but like a vacuum he will pick up little objects he finds that are on the floor that could be potential choke hazards. He loves soft squeak toys and loves to chew out the little plastic squeaker and then chew on it!
Sunny loves playtime with his person and other doggies his size and age therefore another playmate in the household his size and age is something that Sunny really needs, Sunny loves to run and play in the back yard so a fenced back yard would be a plus. He is a cuddly little fella that loves to be held, be in your lap or snuggle up next to you in your bed. He loves people and he loves to be around people. Because of his past neglect he does need help with house training but he is a very smart little boy. Sunny is a happy energetic little puppy who is looking for love and the perfect home that will guide him with patience and the understanding that had been neglected in the past. His next home must be FUREVER!
If you think you are the right family for Sunny please fill out an adoption application for him and make this wonderful puppy your forever boy. Because of Scruffy's small size, he would not do well with children under the age of 14.
Updated bio 11/12/15 Scruffy, whose foster mom calls;Sunny is full of sunshine and love. He was previously a victim of animal hoarding. He was initially adopted from a local shelter then suddenly found himself being surrendered to United Yorkie Rescue when his new owners felt they did not have the time to commit to taking care of the requirements of a young energetic puppy.
Scruffy has come a long way in foster care, though he is still very shy and insecure. He is also a high energy puppy and requires a lot of attention and playtime. He loves to play with squeek toys! Without constant supervision Scruffy gets into puppy mischief. He is very small and fragile, but he thinks he is a big boy. He loves other small dogs, however he is very afraid of large dogs. Scruffy's foster mom and dad are working on his potty training. He is not all the way there, but he is learning.
Due to his tiny fragile size a home with children under the age of 14 will not be considered as the best placement for this little guy. Being a young little boy, Scruffy needs a home where he can run and play, preferably with another pup around his age and size.
Scruffy's coat is on the wiry side. He often looks like windblown, like he just finished playing and had a great time. If you think Scruffy may be the puppy for you, please submit an adoption application for this little puppy boy.
Update 9/17/15: Scruffy was dropped off at a shelter along with one of his siblings. The shelter separated them and adopted them out to different homes. Sadly for Scruffy after losing his companion and just when he thought he had found his furever home, his new owners decided they did not have time that was needed to raise a young dog. Because of the instability in his first months of life, he has become very timid and will require a home where there is at least one stay at home mommy or daddy.
Scruffy hates to be crated and crating him all day is not an option, as this has been his life over the past 8 months. He has made several sores on his nose and foot trying to get out of his crate.
He is a wonderful sweet little guy that is just looking for love and a home where he will be the little prince furever. Scruffy loves to be held, be in your lap, snuggle with you in your bed at night, and just be close to his person. He is not high energy but more of a low-key easy going little guy. In the morning he wakes with his tail wagging and makes little happy growls as his way of saying “good morning”!
Scruffy gets along well with other dogs and would love a playmate his size and approximate age. Because he has been crated and not given much attention, he does need help with house training. Scruffy needs and deserves a home where he will be loved furever.
Due to his small size and shyness, a home with children over the age of 12 is preferred. Although he is young, he is not your typical puppy. He is shy and quiet and very loving. If you have the time to commit to helping this little guy overcome his shyness and insecurities and can guide him with patience and understanding then perhaps this little man would be a pawfect fit for your home. Please understand that Scruffy is very young and he needs a family that can give him a lifelong commitment.
Initial Bio 9-17-15 Meet the cutest puppy in town. This is Scruffy, an 8.5 month old, tiny little 4.8 pound chorkie (yorkie/chihuahua) boy. Scruffy is being temporarily fostered in Leesburg, FL.
Scruffy came to his foster home today. He was surrendered by a family who adopted him from a shelter. After a short while they realized they just did not have the time to train and work with a puppy. They knew they could not give him what he needed. Scruffy may have some allergies, but his foster parents are working on that. He needs another parvo/distemper puppy booster shot and a second deworming pill in 2 weeks and he will be ready to finally find his forever home. This puppy has already been in 3 homes in such a short time. It's no wonder he is having hard time with his training and with feeling secure and settled.
He loves to run around outside and like most puppies he has a lot of puppy energy. A fenced yard would be great for Scruffy. When he is ready for his puppy naps he loves to snuggle and give kisses. He gets along great with other dogs and older kids. He won't be able to go to a home with children younger than 12 years old because of his small size.
Scruffy is already microchipped and neutered and will be fully vaccinated shortly. Please keep in mind Scruffy is a very young dog and he is very active. He will need a family that has the time and energy to train him properly and kindly with his manners and his house training while understanding the needs of an active puppy. Scruffy has many years of living left in him, so he needs a home with a family who can make at least a 15 year commitment to him.
If you think you are the right family for Scruffy, please fill out an adoption application for him. Watch for new pictures and updates on Scruffy as he settles into his foster home.
To date we've spent $42.00 on Sunny's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $45.00 in donations.
For more information, contact my foster parents at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
To fill out the adoption application for Sunny click here.
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Meet tiny Walter. He is just 3.5 pounds of adorableness. Walter is a 9 years old Yorkie. He is being fostered in Ft. Myers, FL. Couldn't you just love this little guy to the moon and back?
THANK YOU TO WALTER'S RESCUE ANGELS!
Linda and David Rothrock
Updated bio 8/25/16 Hi, this is Walter. I have been very busy since I arrived at my foster home with my Foster Mom. I have had been to the vets several times, had my remaining teeth taken out, and most recently I was groomed. I feel so much better and look very handsome. I do my business outside unless my Foster Mom does not take me out often enough.
I like to go for walks with my fur brothers, but prefer riding in the stroller while they do all the walking. I also enjoy riding in the car. I curl up in my car seat and usually take a nap. I am a very quiet little boy. My favorite activities include eating, sleeping, stroller rides, and car rides. I also like to be held for short periods of time. However, when I have had enough I will try to jump out of your arms. My bed is my castle.
I do not go up on the furniture because I am afraid of jumping or falling since I am so tiny. I would prefer to be an only dog so I can have all the attention. If you are looking for a quiet little guy like me, please contact my Foster Mom. I am looking forward to joining my forever family.
Initial bio 8-7-16 Walter may look like a little stuffed toy, but he is a real live sweet, adorable pup. He is only 4.1 pounds and just about the sweetest little guy ever. His mom had to give him up because she is a young student and was not able to keep him or care for him. He was great in the long car ride, in the doggie car seat, to his foster home. His foster mommy has already said what a good boy he is. Once he got to his foster home he got a much needed bath and comb out. Walter was great in the bath, but didn't totally enjoy the brushing because he was pretty matted. Walter went for a walk and did his business outside like he is supposed to. He walked nicely next to his foster mom and his fur brothers. He likes to be in the doggie bed and took over his fur brother's bed even though he had his very own. He must have thought it is much nicer to take someone else's bed. Walter is a good eater and even with only 3 teeth he does great with his food. Walter had a busy first day, but has started to settle in.
Walter will need to see the vet very soon. He needs a well doggie check-up all his vaccinations and a professional grooming. After Walter's visit to the vet we will know much more about him and his health needs if any. Walter is a very small dog therefore a home with no children would be preferable or children over the age of 14 years old. He would love to have a stay at home person to care for him. At one point in Walter's life, before his former owner took him in, he was left alone for several weeks with only someone coming in to give him food and water, so the company of his person much of the day would be just what Walter needs.
There will be more coming on Walter after his vet appointment and his grooming. Stay tuned....
To date we've spent $0 on Walter's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $25.00 in donations.
For more information, contact my foster parents at: Off2fl@gmail.com.
To fill out the adoption application for Walter click here.
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Blondie is a 3 year old, 8 pound little girl being fostered in Athens, GA
Initial Bio 8/18/16
Meet Blondie! She is a rare pure blond Yorkie who is a young 3 years old. She weighs 8 pounds and is being fostered in Athens GA.
Blondie was surrendered when her owner lost their home and was unable to keep her. Blondie is nervous and shy around new people and new places, but once she knows and loves a human she loves them forever. Blondie needs to be the only dog in her forever home because she is not a fan of sharing her person with other dogs. She isn't a fan of riding in the car, but she can go short distances without any trouble. She is doing great with her housebreaking skills, but it seems that she was pee pee pad trained at her old home. We are trying to break her of that habit, but it is confusing to a dog. She likes to play with toys and loves chewing on her bone. Her favorite place to be is ride beside her human and she loves getting petted and giving kisses.
Blondie needs a home where she is an "only child" with an owner who can love away her shyness and fear of new people and things. In return you will receive a lifetime of love and devotion from her!
To date we've spent $0 on Blondie's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $0 in donations.
For more information, contact my foster parents at: email@example.com.
To fill out the adoption application for Blondie click here.
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Jack is an adorable Yorkie boy. He is 8.5 years old and only 6.5 pounds. This sweetie is being fostered in Suwannee, GA.
Initial Bio 8/25/16 Little Jack is such a cute little fellow. He really is a good boy. He is house trained, loves cars rides, and he loves to eat. What Jack doesn’t like is to be crated and babies. All was well in Jack’s world until that darn baby came along and started to crawl and chase him all over the house. There was no escaping from the baby, so he did what dogs do, and he snapped at her. And if that wasn’t enough, another baby is coming in a month.
Sadly Jack’s owners had to do the right thing for Jack and for their very young family, so Jack became a United Yorkie Rescue dog. Jack is now so happy in his foster home. There are no babies and a nice foster sister to play with and two really nice foster parents.
Jack will only need to be updated on his vaccinations and maybe have a dental, and then he will be ready for his forever home. Although his foster parents are just starting to get to know him, they know he would be a great dog for someone who likes to take long walks and live an active lifestyle, but no young kids ever for Jack in his forever home.
If you think this cutie is the boy for you, please fill out an adoption application for him.
To date we've spent $0 on Jack's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $0 in donations.
For more information, contact my foster parents at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
To fill out the adoption application for Jack click here.
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Sugar is a 5 year old, 9 pound Yorkie mix girl residing near Athens, GA.
Initial Bio 8/5/16
Sugar is an adorable 5 year old, 9 pound Yorkie mix female being fostered in Athens GA.
Sugar was just surrendered to us today. Here's what we were told about her: She is about 5 years old and weighs 9 lbs. She is friendly with humans, but isn't fond of little kids bothering her so she needs a home without small children. Kids over 12 years old should be fine. She is housebroken and enjoys sleeping in the bed with her humans. Thunderstorms terrify her. Sugar is your typical little girl who loves to run and play outside, but also loves to cuddle and be petted. She rides well in the car, but it isn't her favorite thing to do.
Her foster Mom just met Sugar and she is already coming when called and giving kisses! She appears to be an absolute sweetheart that deserves an excellent home full of love!
To date we've spent $292.00 on Sugar's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $0 in donations.
For more information, contact my foster parents at: email@example.com.
To fill out the adoption application for Sugar click here.
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Meet Buddy. A sweet, quiet boy who is 12 years old, weighs about 11 pounds, and is residing in Canton, Illinois.
THANK YOU TO BUDDY'S RESCUE ANGELS!
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 $862.97 on Buddy's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $26.00 in donations.
For more information, contact my foster parents at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
To fill out the adoption application for Buddy click here.
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Oliver is a Yorkie mix 9 years old and 17 pounds residing in Shiloh, IL
Oliver is in desperate need of financial help and all your good thoughts to meet his medical needs including Heartworm Disease!
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
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 $939.12 on Oliver's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $192.00 in donations.
For more information, contact my foster parents at: email@example.com.
To fill out the adoption application for Oliver click here.
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Sweet Rocco is a 5 year old, 9.5 pound male Yorkie residing in Carmel, IN
Please read Rocco's continuing health journey story....He is asking for help with his mounting medical bills...can you help him and please keep him in your thoughts!
THANK YOU TO ROCCO'S RESCUE ANGELS!
Sandra Wendt, Susan Smith Wheeler, Connie Vaughn, Catherine Parker, Jane St. John, Wendy Tillotson, Stephanie Slack, Connie Peters, Sari Mandresh, Wendy Fuhrmaneck, Jane St. John, Lory Foster, Stacy and Henry Powell, Jessica Ranger, Anita Konick, Jane St. John, Wendy Fuhrmaneck, David Rothrock, Sandra Wendt, Brenda Bargers, Karry Rogers, Tim and Dawn Hawkins, Jill Yablon, Amanda McKay, Jo-Ellen Gasior, Sheila Cohen, Olga Stecker, Irene and Peter Havas in memory of Buddy and Forever Ours Vanessa, Erin Horton, Anita Konick, Connie, Amy Chernault, Elizabeth Giannone, Angela Heath, Candace Haupt, Kimber Santorella, Robert Tiedeken, Irene and Peter Havas in Memory of Buddy and Vanessa, Angie Cagle, Mary Mulkey, Angela Heath, Anita Konick
Update Bio: 08/06/16 Rocco continues his 4-5 small feedings a day with lactulose given with meals. He does not tolerate larger meals, regurgitating the food shortly after eating; However, he does well with the small size meals. He has had one UTI since his bladder stones were removed and is currently doing good without antibiotics. The dogter felt that he was finally stable enough to be sedated to have his dental completed to take care of his extremely bad teeth, which are causing gum problems. Therefore, e had 7 teeth pulled and had to have root scraping on his lower canines due to severe plaque that was causing infection and problems with his lower jaw starting to deteriorate. It is felt that with the cleaning of the plaque, the bone will not deteriorate any further. So far, his mouth has healed very well. His labs reflect that he is currently on the best treatment plan for his inoperable Liver Shunt and Microvascular Hepatic Dysplasia. It is so hard to believe that Rocco was so sick when he came into rescue the way he now plays and enjoys life. He does have a bad day every once in a while and spends most of the day sleeping, but then the next day he is usually back to eating his small meals and playing with his foster brothers. Due to his very small liver and the MHD, along with the inoperable liver shunt, Rocco will always have to continue on his prescription diet and medical treatment. Also, he has had bladder stones surgically removed twice and will have to be watched carefully for future stone development since they form again as a side effect of the high ammonia levels that accompany his liver disease.
With all of his medical issues and surgery, Rocco has piled up a very large amount of medical expense for UYR. Rocco wants to thank everyone that has donated to help provide the care that saved his life. Without the generosity of so many people, Rocco and many other UYR dogs would not be so fortunate to have received the medical care that saved their life. If you would like to help Rocco, please consider donating. Donations are the way UYR is able to save so many lifes and give so many dogs a new outlook on life.
6-27-16 Bio update: Rocco continues to do well on his prescription low protein diet when it is given in 4-5 small feedings a day with his lactulose given at the same time. He just finished a 3 week round of antibiotics is also continuing to take his Prilosec and Denamarin daily. We will be seeing the dogter in a couple of weeks to check his ammonia levels after he has been off of his antibiotics for a couple of weeks. Due to his inoperable liver shunt, it is going to be very important to keep his ammonia levels down with diet and medications and sometimes it requires frequent adjustments in the lactulose and addition of antibiotics to keep the toxins down in his digestive tract which cause the increased ammonia levels. Also due to the large bladder stones that Rocco had removed, we are using distilled water in hopes that may slow any return formation of the stones. He will need to be watched carefully for the stone formation in the future.
Rocco is such a loving little guy and when he is feeling good, he loves to play tug-of-war and chase the toy. He does have his good days and some not quite so good. Rocco was surprised this last week when he received a prayer blanket and toy in the mail from a very loving lady in Texas! He loves them both and sleeps all curled up in his blanket every night. Rocco says "Thank you for thinking about me!"
Bio Update 05/31/16: Rocco continues to have a lot going on in his life. Foster mom took Rocco to the University of Tennessee for his Liver Shunt and Bladder surgery on 4/27/16, but everything didn't go quite as planned for little Rocco. During surgery, the dogter could see Rocco's liver shunt and it was evident that Rocco has what is called an "acquired liver shunt" meaning it formed over a period of time and formed in response to Rocco having a smaller than normal liver. Acquired liver shunts are not operable, so the dogter was unable to repair that, but did remove all of the bladder stones from Rocco's urinary bladder that were causing him so much discomfort and problems. Due to the fact that Rocco's liver shunt was inoperable, he will need to be on a special diet and receive medications to help keep the toxins in his body at a minimum. We are still working on a "perfect schedule" but Rocco receives 5 small meals a day and gets his lactulose with those meals. He also receives other medications to help keep him stable and help his liver to be in the best physical condition possible for him. We have had a couple of setbacks with UTI's but with all the surgery to his bladder, that was sort of to be expected. Foster mom will continue to optimize Rocco's treatment plan over the next month or so and then Rocco will have blood tests to see if his liver enzymes are better now with the treatment. Hopefully the medications and diet will improve his liver function and continue to decrease the level of toxins Rocco has that build up, and with that potential improvement, he will stop or slow down the formation of bladder stones that become so painful and problematic for him. We are hoping for much improved blood test results when we go back to the dogter at the end of June.
As you can imagine, Rocco's medical care has been very expensive. If you would like to help Rocco, or any of his UYR doggie friends with a donation toward their care, they are so very grateful. If not for the love and generosity of all of the United Yorkie friends and followers, our dogs would not be able to receive the care and have the opportunity for such a great life. Rocco says a great big "Thank You!!!" to all that have helped both him and all of the UYR dogs!! Our donors and supporters are our true "HEROS!"
Bio Update 4/24/2016: Hi everybody!! Rocco here!! Boy do I feel better than I did the first day I learned who UYR was!! I had been feeling very bad for a long time but wasn’t able to let anyone know. When I met my foster mom, she told me on my way to her house, “Little guy, there is something wrong with you and we will find out what is wrong and fix it!” Well, if there is one thing I have learned this last month it is “When foster mom and UYR say something, they REALLY MEAN IT!” I don’t understand all this stuff I hear foster mom talking about, but I just do what she tells me to do and all is well! I’m just happy I met UYR and all of you great friends of UYR and I’m gonna let foster mom explain it all to you now! Love you all, Rocco!
Foster mom here: Sorry this update is so late. This last 4 weeks have sure been a rollercoaster for little Rocco!! When he was surrendered, he was having problems throwing up after eating and it seemed that he needed to go out to potty very frequently, even though he was only going a very small amount. We went to the dogter the next morning and they gave Rocco some fluids, pain meds and medication for nausea, then drew some labs and did an x-ray. When we got the lab results back, it was apparent he had stones in his bladder and something was wrong with Rocco’s liver, but since he was over 5 years old, it was strange to just start having problems with a liver shunt. After more x-rays, more labs, ultrasounds and 2 internal medicine doctors, we now know Rocco definitely has a liver shunt, has a large bladder stone and smaller ones also and his liver is smaller than normal. With differing opinions from the 2 internal medicine dogters about what the best treatment would be for Rocco, I am very happy to say, Rocco is going to the University of Tennessee Vet School Small Animal Clinic and will be having surgery there. They wanted him to be on a special diet, take medication and get in the best shape he could by the time we go for his appointment. The plan is to do both the bladder surgery to remove the stones and the liver shunt surgery at the same time.
With that said, Rocco is scheduled for his pre-surgery appointment this Tuesday (4/26) and surgery on Wednesday (4/27). Foster mom loaded up the 5th wheel and will be staying close by while Rocco has his surgery and is in the hospital for a few days. (Foster mom wants to be sure everyone knows that UYR is not paying for any of the transportation or any other costs except for Rocco’s medical bills)
With Rocco’s unusual presentation of a liver shunt and longstanding and untreated symptoms, it has been a costly road and we still have the “big event” (surgery) to pay. If you would like to help Rocco with his journey to better health and hopefully a long, happy life ahead of him, please either go to his YouCaring link on our Home page of our website or just click on the PayPal link right below this information! Rocco is one of the sweetest little guys you could ever meet and we want to make sure he can share that sweetness for a long, long time to come! And Rocco sends kisses and says “Thank you friends!”
Update 03/07/16: Rocco's "ADOPTION IS ON HOLD" while we work to understand some of his health issues. Rocco's Foster Mom will keep us informed as the situation is further diagnosed.
Initial Bio 3/3/16: Meet Rocco, a 5 year old, 9.5 pound Yorkie that is being fostered in Carmel, IN. He just arrived at his foster mom's home late yesterday and still isn't sure about what has just happened to his life. One thing I know for sure, he is a very loving little guy and loves to snuggle whenever possible. Rocco is overdue on his vaccinations and is in need of a dental cleaning which will be done in the near future. Meanwhile, he will be adjusting to a new home and getting to know his foster brothers. Since Rocco is still getting comfortable in his foster home, I will update him soon when I know more about him.
To date we've spent $5578.18 on Rocco's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $2081.60 in donations.
For more information, contact my foster parents at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
To fill out the adoption application for Rocco click here.
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Meet our senior delight, Sammi Jo. A 9 year old, 9 pound girl residing in Indiana.
THANK YOU TO SAMMI JO'S RESCUE ANGELS!
Update Bio: 08/20/16. Beautiful Sammi Jo had 14 teeth pulled on 8/18. She is back in her groove today! Feeling much better and begging for tummy rubs.
Sammi loves to snuggle and steal your pillow at night!
Initial Bio: 08/09/16. Our newest foster baby is Sammi Jo. She is a 9 pound senior delight! Sammi loves to cuddle and sit on your lap! Sammi went to the dogtor today, and she is in great shape except for her teeth! She has an appointment on August 18 for a dental cleaning and some extractions. We are working on potty training. Sammi will potty on concrete, but seems to be afraid of the grass!
Stay tuned for more updates on this beauty!
To date we've spent $513.28 on Sammi Jo's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $25.00 in donations.
For more information, contact my foster parents at: email@example.com.
To fill out the adoption application for Sammi Jo click here.
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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: 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.
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 $615.80 on Charlie's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $441.69 in donations.
For more information, contact my foster parents at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
To fill out the adoption application for Charlie click here.
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Dickey (nee Duke)
Dickey is a 10 pound, 1 year old Morkie boy residing in Urbandale, Iowa..
Initial Bio: 07/30/16. Hello my name is Dick, I am being fostered near Des Moines, Iowa. I have a very strong protective instinct. My foster mom is helping me to learn how to appropriately greet new people who come near those I love. I'm about a year old, so my foster mom said I haven't had my bad habits long enough to make it hard for me to learn better ones. I won't be ready for my new special, forever family for a few months. My new family should live within 10 miles of Urbandale, Iowa so my foster mommy can help me adjust to my new home. She will also be on call in case my new family needs her assistance.
To date we've spent $0 on Dickey (nee Duke)'s vet bills, but with your support we've collected $0 in donations.
For more information, contact my foster parents at: email@example.com.
To fill out the adoption application for Dickey (nee Duke) click here.
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Paco is a 10 year old, 12 pound male Yorkie residing in Bettendorf, IA
Paco has many medical challenges and hopes that you are able to support and donate financially to help with his mounting bills.
THANK YOU TO PACO'S RESCUE ANGELS!
Dawn Beck, Karry Rogers, Sandra Wendt, Wendy Fuhrmaneck, Sharon Dees, Elizabeth Giannone, David and Linda Rothrock, Paul Sherman, Wendy Fuhrmaneck
Update 7/29/16 Paco had blood tests to check his medication levels on Friday, July 22. Based on the results, we need to increase his dosage. He is doing well on his medication, and is without side effects. Here are the monthly costs associated with his health. He is on prescription dog food that runs $78.96 for 24 cans at the vet. His medication for Crushing's is $65.52, then it has to be compounded into a liquid which costs $48.38. His eye drops last a couple months and they cost $66.96. He is a very good little boy when it comes to taking his medicine. He loves to go for walks, and we take several every day. For the first time in his life, Paco met a dog much larger than him. It was a 10 month old blue heeler cross, and Paco was notas comfortable being around her as he is with other dogs his size or smaller. Paco seemed to do fine on the walk with the larger dog, but once inside he started to nip at her. We are going to work on this issue with regular get-togethers at home and at the dog park. Otherwise, Paco is a very good boy who is just waiting to find his forever home.
Update 7/29/16 Paco had blood tests to check his medication levels on Friday, July 22. The results came back and we need to increase his dosage. He is doing well on his medication with no side effects. Here are the monthly costs associated with his health. He is on prescription dog food that runs $78.96 for 24 cans at the vet. His medication for crushing's is $65.52, then it has to be compounded into a liquid which costs $48.38. His eye drops last a couple months and they cost $66.96. He is a very good little boy when it comes to taking his medicine. He loves going for walks, and we take several every day. Paco met a dog larger than him for the first time. It was a 10 month old blue heeler cross, and Paco was not as comfortable around her, like he is with dogs his size or smaller. They were fine on a walk together, but once inside Paco started to nip at her. We are going to work on this with regular get-togethers at home and at the dog park. He is a very good boy just waiting to find his forever home.
Update Bio: 06/30/16 Paco's test results came back and he scored just above the normal range which indicates he has Cushing's Syndrome. We are starting him on the medicine which we will need to compound for his size. After beginning the medication, he will have a blood test at two weeks, one month and three months to ensure it is properly managing his condition.
Paco is very easy going. Foster mom's condo is having new floors installed and bathrooms remodeled. He loves all the visitors and supervises them while they work. He lays in the room they are working in and watches them. All the changes don't bother him at all. He is a sweet and loving little boy.
Update 6/21/16: Paco has recovered from his bladder stone surgery. The stones came back as 100% calcium oxalate. He is being put on prescription dog food and is scheduled for a Cushing’s test on Monday, June 27, 2016. Paco has been with me for over a month and he has an amazing personality. He loves men, women, cats and dogs. Paco has been around children. The children left him alone, but were rough housing on the floor and it didn't bother him. He cuddles next to me on the couch and sleeps in bed with me. Paco would do best in a home where he gets lots of human companionship. He is housetrained and goes to the door when he wants to go out. If no one lets him out, he will have an accident. He does not like being in a kennel or confined in a room alone. If you are in a room with him he is fine. Paco is deaf but he watches you to see what is going on. He loves going on walks. When I want to change direction, I give two little tugs on the leash and he looks back at me. He still needs eye drops twice a day but they are easy to give. I lay him on his back on my lap and put the drops in. Paco is a very easy going boy just waiting for his forever home.
Update 5/26/15: Paco did great during surgery and is recovering. He is staying overnight and I will bring him home tomorrow.
Update 5/23/16: Paco started urinating blood and when seen by the vet after x-ray and urinalysis, it was revealed that in addition to an infection, he has 2 large bladder stones and an enlarged liver. The urinalysis showed a bladder infection and an overall exam confirmed severe infections in both ears, and a case of dry eyes. Paco is scheduled for bladder stone surgery ($1500!!) on May 26th to have the stones removed; at the same time his liver will be biopsied for Cushings Disease.
Initial Bio 05/18/16: Hi everyone! My name is Paco and I just arrived yesterday to my temporary foster home in the Chicago area. I am a 10 year old male and I weigh 12 pounds. I was picked up as a stray by animal control in the busy intersection of Cicero and Fullerton. I ended up at the Anti-Cruelty Society and they reached out to United Yorkie Rescue for assistance. I have a microchip that is registered to 2 different people. When Anti-Cruelty called the phone numbers associated with my chip, the first person said they gave me away and the second person said they had no plans on reclaiming me. So I guess these people just cut me loose without any regard for my well-being. But my past is behind me now and I look forward to beginning my new life. For starters, I got groomed today because I was a filthy and stinky mess! I look adorable now, if I say so myself. Next, I am being moved to my new foster home in Bettendorf, Iowa this weekend! I am already neutered, up to date on all my vaccinations, and heartworm negative! I am sweet and sensitive. I seem to get along well with children, adults (men included), and I don't mind other dogs. I potty outside if taken frequently. Being confined is not my favorite thing. I tend to bark when I cannot be free to roam around and check out my surroundings. I have a dry eye right now that I am getting treated for. Hopefully, after a round of antibiotics it will be resolved. I also have a bit of arthritis, but this does not prevent me from getting around, climbing stairs, or jumping not he sofa. Well that's all for now! Please stay tuned to follow my journey.
To date we've spent $3082.56 on Paco's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $1324.00 in donations.
For more information, contact my foster parents at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
To fill out the adoption application for Paco click here.
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Roxy is a sweet 9 year old, 5 pound Yorkie girl residing in Blue Grass, IA
THANK YOU TO ROXY'S RESCUE ANGELS!
Update Bio: 06/28/16 Hello everybody! It's Roxy, again. I am doing well, but still have not completely adjusted to other dogs. I am doing better with potty training, but still have accidents. I love to be home with my human, but am not particularly fond of children. Hoping to find my furever home soon, although I am happy right here with my foster mom.
Update Bio 05/16/16: Roxy has had all her shots now and dental completed to remove 5 teeth. She has adjusted well with adults but still has issues when she plays with other dogs. We haven't had any interactions with children in our house but should have that experience soon. She doesn't directly ask to go outside but will relieve herself anytime we take her. She would be a great only dog for a retired couple.
Initial Bio 04/16/16: Roxy is a 5 pound, 9 year old female Yorkie recently surrendered by her owners because she frequently nipped at their small children. In the short time we’ve fostered her we’ve found she is OK with adults but not with other dogs. She will need to be in a home that does not have children under 13 or other pets. Since she was caged a large extent of the time she does not like being restricted or left alone. She will need a home where an adult does not work outside the home.
Roxy is awaiting dental work on April 21st. She is clearly missing parts of 4 teeth and has major plaque indicating more will probably be removed.
I think her previous owners tried to train her on puppy pads but she is not housebroken in any way. She will potty outside when we take her out but does not ask or indicate she needs to go.
Roxy has food and toy aggressions but we are working on that also. She needs lots of attention and patience, but it will be worth it in the end.
To date we've spent $715.10 on Roxy's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $200.00 in donations.
For more information, contact my foster parents at: Slore4@gmail.com.
To fill out the adoption application for Roxy click here.
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Adorable Brie is a 9 year old, 12 pound Yorkie female residing in N. Dartmouth, MA
THANK YOU TO BRIE'S RESCUE ANGELS!
Dawn Gowen, Wendy Fuhrmaneck, Megan Senior, Dawn Gowen
Bio Update. 08/05/16. Hi everybody, I'm still here in sunny Ma. Wondering where my new family is. I love my foster parents and step kids, but having a family to call my own is a dream. I need special food, allergy pills and a playmate. Could that be you?
Updated bio: 7/2/16 Brie has settled in nicely with her Yorkie foster fur siblings; they have shown her the ropes and taught her when evening treat time is which is always a favorite time!
Brie is on a special diet for her liver shunt. She had a flare up with allergies that the vet seems to have under control. Since Brie has weak bladder muscles, she does have some incontinence while sleeping at night. Brie will use a puppy pad and do her business outside when offered.
Brie would do well in an adult home and/or children 12 or older. Brie gets along with other dogs and was being cared for in a home with 2 larger dogs prior to coming to our home. Brie loves to be chased with her toys and continues to go into the laundry basket searching for a dirty sock to carry around. Brie loves to be with her person, cuddle and shower you with kisses. She gets very excited and his a wiggle butt when you return home.
Update Bio: 06/27/16 Hi everybody! It's Brie, again, barking back at you, as promised. I am all settled in with my foster mom, but would love to find my furever home soon. I love to play, especially with those dirty socks!. I still use the "piddle pads', but prefer to do my business outside when possible. I enjoy belly rubs and snuggling with my human. If you are looking for a playful, but loving yorkie, I am your girl!
Initial Bio 5/31/16: Brie here… I am a 9 year old spayed female Yorkie, but don’t let that fool you, I love to play and have a ball bounced off my nose. Tummy rubs and snuggles are also a favorite.
My owner became ill and was unable to care for me and felt I was being neglected because she couldn’t walk or play with me as in the past. So here I am looking for a new home with help from UYR.
I have had some health issues. I was born with multiple Porto Systemic shunts. I had surgery in 2011 to close the major shunt. Also, I have allergies, I haven’t been specifically diagnosed. Chicken is something I can’t have. I’m up to date with my shots and take monthly heart worm medicine, flea/tick preventative.
By the way, I’m trained to a “piddle pad”, but will do my business outside when it’s offered. I do have one little habit, I steal socks, yup the dirty ones and I love it when you chase me for it. Hee, Hee.
I’ve been in my foster home for 3 days still getting familiar with my new surroundings. I’ll bark at you when I get more settled in.
To date we've spent $603.75 on Brie's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $130.00 in donations.
For more information, contact my foster parents at: email@example.com.
To fill out the adoption application for Brie click here.
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Meet Piper. This girl is still a puppy, just a year old. She weighs only 6 pounds. Piper is being fostered in Winston Salem, NC. Please help us help Piper. She needs so much medical care or she won’t survive.
THANK YOU TO PIPER'S RESCUE ANGELS!
Sandy Pagnotta, Amy Ashford, Brenda Pierce, Calvin Morrisette Jr., Wendy Fuhrmaneck, Christine Flaherty, Karry Rogers, Anna Schappaugh, Lu Gong, Teresa Beament, Crystal Caballero, Sandra Wendt, Julie MacNeil, Connie Peters, Donna Williams, Jodi Pistler, Linda Crawford, Cheryl Scrupski, Mary Jane Sanders, Tonia Mairorino, John Sauser, Jan Freeman, Jane St. John, Mary Mulkey, Amanda Smith, Lynne Turner, Connie Vaughn, Kimberly Romeo, David Scharfenberg, Deena Sloan, Elizabeth Giannone, Wendy Fuhrmaneck, Betty Manry, Amy Chernault, Barbara Carvalho, Cheryl Scrupski, Hilda Bacardi, Marianne Alicea, Sharon Dees, Carol Stanley, Priscilla Sawyer, Susan Tackett, Elizabeth Marvin, Tracie Robertson, Gail Clemons, Kristen Ryan, Edna Cadena, Billie Bouthot, Lucille Loiselle, Wendy Fuhrmaneck, Janice Montgomery, Kobsak Songyoo, James Hufford, Robin Nyberg, Sharon Medina, Ana Vanbrocklin, Jane St. John, Kim Beeck, Joy Graham Travis, Sandra Leathead, Linda and David Rothrock, Dorothy Leibert
Initial bio 7-29-16 This sad little girl is Piper. She is only a year old and life has been really hard for her the last few months.
Somehow someway she developed a terrible skin condition called severe pyoderma. It has caused awful lesions on her skin that are painful and could cause so much damage that her skin tissue could start to die. These skin issues have also caused her eyes to become infected. One eye was so bad it crusted over and she was unable to open it on her own.
Her local vet was treating her for these issues until her former owner was told they had no idea what caused this and how to treat it. It seemed she was not responding to any treatment. They suggested taking her to the state university veterinary teaching school. The vet there looked her over and suggested treatment that Piper’s former owner simply could not afford. When she went back to her local vet they said, since she can’t pay for treatment to just put her down.
It was at that time her desperate owner reached out to United Yorkie Rescue with a plea to help this little girl, so she didn’t have to sentence her to death. And because of who we are and what we do United Yorkie Rescue could not say no. We took Piper in and immediately took her back to the Veterinary School for evaluation and treatment. It was found she was resistant to the antibiotics she was on and she was also not eating. The eye that was all crusted over was taken care of, but her eyes will need care too.
This morning Piper went from the emergency care department to the dermatology department who are overseeing her care. She has now been seen by 3 different veterinary specialists: the dermatologist, the ophthalmologist, and the soft tissue specialist. This is what we know about Piper and her continuing care. She is on a new antibiotic to heal her skin lesions and it may be working, but we won’t know for another 7 – 10 days. She saw a soft tissue specialist and they recommended to gently remove the top skin that has scabbed over, but to not do anything else right now until she finishes the antibiotics. However the dermatologist wants to leave this layer skin to protect the wounds and healing skin underneath. Her third consult was with the ophthalmologist. She has keratosis on top of both her corneas. She needs two different medications in the hope her eyes do not ulcerate.
Piper is being released, with all her medications, to her foster home this evening where her expensive care will be continued. She will have to go back to the veterinary specialists in about 2 weeks for further evaluations. A very expensive biopsy may be needed and we don’t yet know what further care her eyes will need.
There is no doubt we needed to save this pup. Piper is so young; we were not ready to sign her death sentence. Everyone at the hospital who has met her said how sweet she is and what a wonderful puppy she is. They all said how glad they are that we took and are working to save her life. However, as you can guess this care and the cost of keeping Piper alive will be expensive and we can’t do it alone. Please whatever you can give, whatever you can afford, anyway you can help us to help this sweet puppy would be so appreciated. Piper the puppy needs your help. Please don’t let her down.
Piper is not yet ready for her forever home. When we know more after her follow up visit we hope she will be able to start receiving adoption applications.
To date we've spent $1657.41 on Piper's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $2705.00 in donations.
For more information, contact my foster parents at: Laloba1016@yahoo.com.
To fill out the adoption application for Piper click here.
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Happy Tongue Out Tuesday!
Bo is a 9 year old 11.5 pound Yorkie boy being fostered in Ashland City, TN. Bo is all packed up and ready for his forever home. Bo is a UYR favorite and he is SUCH AN AWESOME BOY!
THANK YOU TO BO'S RESCUE ANGELS!
Wendy Fuhrmaneck, Irene and Peter Havas in memory of Buddy and Vanessa, Sheila Landis in memory of Miss Chickie Dog, Mary Ireland, Yorkies Lost and Found Nationwide, Angie Cagle, Angela Heath
Updated Bio 8/18/2016: Hello there!! It's me, Bo! My bags are still packed and ready to go meet my new family. I am excited and hopeful that very soon I will get a home to call my own for the rest of my life! I even asked Foster Mom for a new haircut (Don't tell her, but I think she got a bit carried away with the clippers).
I am so grateful that United Yorkie Rescue took me in. They took me straight to the dogtor who gave me my shots and treated me for the heartworms and parasites that were living in my body, ugh! So glad they are gone. The dogtor also took care of my mouth, it was hurting so much! I only have two teeth left but that doesn't bother me. I can still eat what I want and the best part is that it doesn't hurt anymore!
Foster Mom has been working with me and now I am house trained! That means I will use wee wee pads or go outside to potty. I also enjoy long walks and car rides with Foster Mom. I get along great with other dogs, and even cats are all right with me. I am very polite to any human I come in contact with. Foster Mom says I am quite a gentleman. She makes me smile, and she told me I make her smile too! I am happiest when I am with her by her side. I love to sit with her and sleep by her.
If you are looking for a handsome, cuddly, sweet companion, who will love to be with you all the time and be your best friend, then I am the one for you! If you would like to meet me, please fill out an adoption application and my foster mom will contact you right away!
Updated Bio 7/18/2016
All of us at UYR are AMAZED that this boy has not been adopted yet! Bo is a FANTASTIC dog. Seriously……this guy is a UYR member and fan favorite who is going to make some lucky adopter UNBELIEVABLY happy. Bo is a happy, healthy, adorable little pudgy guy that is ready to go to his forever home. As you can see from his photo, his BAGS ARE PACKED (actually his giant TRUNK is packed) and he is waiting by the door! Bo thinks humans are the greatest and he gets along great with ALL other animals too! He would especially like a human who has two free hands available for dispensing treats and giving constant belly rubs. Bo is OVER THE MOON sweet and he just lights up whenever someone comes into the room. He gets really excited when his Foster Mom gets home from work because that means it's about to be "Supper Time" which is Bo’s favorite time of day! Bo simply adores his food! Bo has lost several teeth due to poor dental care and that is the reason for his permanent “Tongue Out Tuesday” look. Again…..we think this only adds to his charm! We can assure you that the absence of several teeth does IN NO WAY interfere with Bo’s ability to consume and enjoy is food! He is very food motivated. Healthy treats are a plus for him. He’s a bit on the pudgy side so he will need a person who won’t succumb to his adorable “please feed me whatever I want” look and will help him stick to a healthy diet and treats.
Bo’s favorite activities (besides eating LOL) are going for walks with his humans, getting belly rubs, and just “hanging out” with his person. Bo would be the PERFECT companion to someone who just wants a couch buddy to cuddle up with and be their canine best pal.
In the housetraining arena Bo likes to potty on wee-wee pads but will also go outdoors when he is walked outside frequently. Rewarding him with a healthy treat also is a good motivator for Bo to do his “business” where he should.
Bo is a snuggle bear and prefers to share seating arrangements with his human at ALL TIMES. He also wants to share the bed and will steal your pillows for his own comfort!
Bo’s Foster Mom keeps telling him that VERY SOON there is a perfect family who can't wait to meet him and adopt him to be a part of the family FOREVER. Bo began to smile and placed his suitcase by the door.........COME ON EVERYBODY! DON’T LET BO WAIT ANOTHER DAY. Please apply to adopt him today and share his story so Bo can have the forever home he’s been so patiently waiting for.
Updated Bio: 6/11/16 Bo is a wonderful, sweet 9-year-old 11 lb. Yorkie fellow. He is being fostered in Ashland City, TN. Bo's adoption fee is $200 and he is worth every penny of it. This fee includes all vetting (neuter, dental cleaning, immunizations, microchip and chip registration). A Vet reference, personal references, and home visit are required for adoption. You may apply to adopt sweet Bo by going to our website at www.unitedyorkierescue.org and completing the adoption application located on our home page.
Bo has finally completed his heartworm treatment and is now ready for his FOREVER home. This baby is the ultimate snuggle buddy and he truly loves his foster mom. He follows her everywhere and loves lying beside her on the couch. Bo will not go potty outside unless she takes him. He loves to sleep on her shoulder every night.
Bo gets along great with his foster sisters, but would be just fine as the man of the house with no competition. He is not much for playing with toys and also isn't much for playing with his foster sisters. He is just happy to be lounging beside his person. He is okay in the bath and tolerates it. Bath time is definitely not a favorite, though he is so sweet natured he doesn’t complain. He takes it like a man.
Bo is not completely housetrained but will go on wee wee pads most of the time. Foster mom puts a bellyband on Bo when she is at work. Bo will go potty outside but for some reason he seems to like to goes poo in the house. Foster mom is working on that. Bo is a funny little character who had so much love to give.
Before rescue he was used as a breeder dog so he is just now learning what it means to be a cherished pet. Since Bo seems to prefer females a home with a loving mom would be great for Bo. He also needs to go to a home with children who are at least 14 year old and older. Bo is truly a sweetie and he deserves to live out the rest of his life being loved and giving love in return. He promises to make you smile every single day. Are you the perfect match for him?
Updated Bio 4/20/2016 Bo has begun his heartworm treatment and has now completed the toughest part. His injections are now behind him and he is on activity restriction while the medicine works its magic to kill the heartworms that have invaded his heart. Bo is loving the extra attention from his foster Mom and has even started his own Facebook Page called Bo the Rescue Dog!
Bo is a fun and funny little guy. He has a very adorable look about him due to his permanent “tongue out” grin and his perpetually messy hair. Bo has lost all of his front teeth due to neglect but that does not seem to affect him as he can still eat and chew just fine. He likes his hair “messy” and every time you brush it flat he will rub it with his paw to make it stand up again LOL. He likes the “spiked” look!
He loves to be close to his person as in jammed up next to them as tight as his fat little body can get. However, he does not give kisses and if you try to catch him he will play “hard to get” and make you chase him around the house like a little piglet. Once you stop he will stop too and then he will approach you. This is one of Bo’s little “catch me” games. He makes his foster Mom and Dad laugh every day. His little quirks and quirkiness will make everyone who meets him fall in love.
He LOVES food and his very food motivated. He is overweight and needs to lose a pound or two but that is very challenging to do while he is on a very restricted activity. He is on a reduced calorie diet but so far his weight remains the same. We are hopeful that when he is off of his activity restriction that exercise will help. For now, Bo and his foster Mom are happy to be maintaining his current weight. Bo is a very “chill” dog. He does not require a lot of stimulation or activity, he is happy to just go with the flow and hang out with his human. He travels well in the car and loves to go out in the RV with his foster Mom and Dad. He is okay with other dogs and cats but would also be fine as an only dog. Bo is not housetrained but he will go outside if taken very frequently. If not, well Bo will go wherever he wants. We will be working on this in his foster home.
We think Bo will be ready for adoption around the end of May. We are taking applications for him already. He will still need to have one final heartworm test in a few months just to make sure everything is clear but we feel that if all goes well over the next month he can go ahead and find his new forever person. If you think you might be a great match for adorable quirky Bo, then apply to adopt him or email his foster mom at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Bo is counting on knowing that there are many kind, caring and generous humans out there who will help him and help UYR pay for his care. Every single penny donated to help Bo will go directly towards his care. If you can donate even a SMALL amount towards his care it would be SO VERY APPRECIATED by Bo, his Foster Mom and Dad and all of us at United Yorkie Rescue. To donate towards Bo's care, please click the PayPal button below and THANK YOU SO MUCH!
Initial Bio 3/14/2016 Bo has just landed in his foster home. He came from an owner with several other dogs including two Yorkie mix puppies Hatch and Hank (also surrendered to United Yorkie Rescue) who are Bo’s 10 week old sons. Bo’s owners could not afford to give him the care he needs so they reached out for help.
Bo has some serious medical needs that we have already begun to address.
The most serious of these is that poor Bo has heart worms. Heart worm disease is very prevalent in dogs who are not given regular heart worm prevention medicine. It is easily prevented but unfortunately it is not easily treated or cured. Because Bo did not have the benefit of heart worm prevention medications prior to rescue he will now have to go the long, painful and unpleasant treatment regimen. This consists of oral medication and a series of painful injections into his spine. He will also have to be confined during the treatment to minimize the stress on his heart while the adult heartworms die, degenerate and are slowly absorbed into his system and eliminated from his little body. This will not be a pleasant experience for Bo, but sadly this is the only known effective treatment.
Another pressing health concern for Bo is the terrible condition his mouth is in. He has only two remaining teeth and these were severely infected as well as his entire mouth. Bo is already a permanent “tongue out” boy due to the absence of teeth that hold the tongue in place. We think it makes him even more adorable. He had a major dental procedure today and is now on antibiotics to clear up the remaining infection. All infection must be gone before he can begin his heart worm treatment which will last for 4-6 months. For this reason, Bo will not be adoptable for quite some time.
Beau is also quite overweight. he currently weights 11.5 pounds and should be at around 7-8 pounds for his frame. His former diet included a lot of table scraps so his diet needs to improve. He will start on a soft prescription weight loss food today that should help him slim down.
So far Bo is very sweet, and gets along fine humans and with other animals. He is not house trained but we will work on that in his foster home. For now he wears a belly band to help with that. Beau HATES BATH TIME. If he sees you running a bath and getting out the doggie shampoo he will quickly get into his "escape and evade" mode LOL.
Bo has just arrived in his foster home. He has a very long path to recovery ahead of him. His care is going to be VERY EXPENSIVE. Bo is counting on knowing that there are many kind, caring and generous humans out there who will help him with each step of his journey. Every single penny donated to help Bo will go directly towards his care. If you can donate even a SMALL amount towards his care it would be SO VERY APPRECIATED by Bo, his Foster Mom and Dad and all of us at United Yorkie Rescue. To donate towards Bo's care, please click the PayPal button below and THANK YOU SO MUCH!
To date we've spent $734.62 on Bo's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $295.00 in donations.
For more information, contact my foster parents at: email@example.com.
To fill out the adoption application for Bo click here.
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Molly is a 9 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
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 $170.75 on Molly's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $20.00 in donations.
For more information, contact my foster parents at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
To fill out the adoption application for Molly click here.
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Spanky is a spunky little Yorkie guy. He is 5 years old and just 8 pounds. Spanky the spunky fellow is being fostered in Cookeville, TN.
Initial Bio 8/27/16 Spanky is a 5-year-old male Yorkie. He was surrendered to UYR through no fault of his own. His owners loved him dearly and were devastated to give him up due to personal circumstances beyond their control.
Spanky has been lovingly cared for all his life. He would prefer to have a quiet environment as lots of activity from children makes him nervous and he gets very stressed. He loves to sleep in bed with his owners and only barks when someone is at the door.
Spanky says a home in the country with an older couple would be the absolute best! He loves to play ball and romp around. His long legs are just made for fun. He will sit on your lap if you promise to pet him. He is piddle pad trained and is up to date on all his shots as well as having been neutered. What more can you ask for in a dog?
To date we've spent $0 on Spanky's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $0 in donations.
For more information, contact my foster parents at: email@example.com.
To fill out the adoption application for Spanky click here.
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Jasper is a 4 year old, 4 pound Yorkie boy residing in Texas.
THANK YOU TO JASPER'S RESCUE ANGELS!
Bonnie Vaupel, Patricia Hicks, Lynnett Price, Olga Stecker, Sonja James, Meighan Hornady, Ronda Lancaster, Tuyet Flink
Update 08/17/2016 Hi again, it’s me Jasper! Momma said I needed to give everyone a little update about me and what’s going on with her caring for me so here I am. Sooo, right after my last report, my foster mom had to rush me to Dogter AGAIN!! I could hardly walk again and she tried to give me some sugar water cause I was scaring her then when she sat me down I wobbled and fell over and just went stiff…she said it was a seizure…whatever that is. The Dogter said the bad people that had me before had just not let me have enough food or water and I needed to stay with him and spend the night so he could put this giant needle in my tiny leg and feed me lots and lots of fluids and antibiotics. He said he thought the last time after he gave me fluids and medicine I would get better, but I was just so compromised…another big word!! My foster mom gave me big kisses and gave me my blanket from FABB and promised me she would be back first thing in the morning…she was crying. That Dogter was pretty smart because when I woke up I was so excited to see everyone in the morning that I was barking and jumping around and I ate a whole can of food. He knew exactly what I needed. My foster mom came and I heard them talking about me. Dogter said that they aren’t going to do anything until September so I can just have time to eat good and be strong like a big guy. I like that! So there you have it.
My foster mom thinks I might be gaining some weight, I still am bony on my spine but she say’s I’m filling out. I still don’t like to drink water, and the Dogter said that might be because I learned to do without it, but my momma feeds me wet food so I stay good and hydrated. My fur sister and brother are teaching me how to play too. We get some laughs!
Anyway, please don’t forget about me. I have some pretty expensive medical things to get done so if you can help I would give you puppy kisses. And although I have a lot things to fix, momma says I’m going to be strong enough so I can get my very own family….she’s the best!
Update Bio: 8/8/16 This morning Jasper did NOT want to come out of his crate for potty time and breakfast. Normally he wakes up his foster mom with his little whine so she knew something wasn't right. When he was taken out to potty, he would just wobble and then laid down. He ate a little bit but not well. His regular vet was out until June 15 so Jasper was taken to a new vet who examined him and noted he was lethargic, his breathing wasn’t right and he was dehydrated.
The vet suggested we do a blood panel so that we can get answers as to whether there was infection going on that just is not visible. He said he would check to see if there were any heartworm microfileria that the other vet couldn’t see. He also administered some subcutaneous fluids while he was drawing blood to hydrate him as well. The vet also checked his thyroid levels because his hair loss and baldness might be the result of thyroid disease.
The early results of the blood work showed normal liver and kidney values, a thyroid issue and a a raging pustule infection. Jasper has been started on Clavamox antibiotics and Levothyroxine for his thyroid problem. We should soon see hair growing back and an improvement in his overall energy and appetite. Jasper will have a recheck in two days. At that time we’ll retest for the heartworm disease and develop a plan of action for his dental and neuter. Jasper got his Fur Angels Blanketeer blanket and he is now resting comfortably and all snuggled in. Thankfully he ate a good dinner so we hope we are on the road to recovery for this sweet boy.
Initial Bio: 08/05/16. Hi everyone. My name is Jasper, and I am 4 years old and weigh only 4 lbs. I was rescued from a really nice neighbor who contacted UYR to try to help me, and guess what, they did!!! You see, my neighbor saw that I was pretty neglected. I was left in the back yard with some other big dogs. I didn't get to eat very much because they were big. So, my bones stick out. They say I'm very emaciated...that word is bigger than me! I was also very, very itchy because the fleas gave me sores and made me lose some of my fur. It's so bad,my ears are bald. Oh my! Although I am only 4, my teeth are bad I will have to have some taken out! I already got a lot of shots too, called immunizations, which made me cry. Since I don't have much fat, they were pretty painful. Because my family didn't take care of me, my foster mom has to talk to a doctor about my heart because it just doesn't sound right. They say mosquitoes bit me all over, and gave me this disease that caused me to be heart worm positive. On top of all that, they say I need to have surgery to remove that private part of the body, called neutering; But, I have one that is hiding inside me so that is gonna be a little tricky, too. The vet says before we do anything like surgeries we have to score my heart, because the heart worms are pretty bad. He said my heart may sound funny because of the heart worms or something else, like splitting of heart tones. Whatever that is. That's a lot for a little 4 year old I think!
My foster mom says I am just so cute and handsome. I already know that she loves me. She told me she was going to make sure I was going to feel better, because I really don't feel too good right now. The nice neighbor lady that rescued me first loves me too. They cried when they saw me in such shape, so they held me and called United Yorkie Rescue. They wanted me to have the best! My foster mom says that I am very, very special, and that she just knows I will have my furever home as soon as I am well.
I will keep you posted on how I am doing. I'm pretty tired today and sleeping right next to my momma. If you think you could love me furever, think about adopting me. Please think of me while I recuperate and keep me in your prayers! If you can, please help United Yorkie Rescue with my care...we are going to need a lot of that that, too. Love, Jasper.
To date we've spent $639.29 on Jasper's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $455.00 in donations.
For more information, contact my foster parents at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
To fill out the adoption application for Jasper click here.
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Tobi is an 8 year old Male Yorkie looking for his forever home. This is a courtesy listing and he is being fostered by his current owner in Allen, TX.
Initial Bio 8/25/16: Tobi is very loving and playful and gets along great with our two other yorkies. His main issues are peeing in the house and sometimes he will nip out of fear if he doesn't know you. Tobi can be territorial and represents what you would expect from a dog that hasn't been socialized much or very well. We suspect he spent a lot of time in his crate with his previous owner. He is fine with other dogs but can be a bit of a bully when there is food involved. He will bump the others away from the food bowl and is protective of it. Luckily our two other dogs don't really care about food but they do get territorial with treats. Tobi is very loving otherwise, responds to correction, and loves to play. He is a lapdog who just wants a home where he is the object of all your affection :-) He is up-to-date on all vaccinations and current on heartworm and flea prevention.
For more information, contact my foster parents at: email@example.com.
To fill out the adoption application for Tobi click here.
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Meet Carly. This very young, very tiny little girl needs our help right away. Carly just turned a year old on August 21st (yesterday). She is only 4.8 pounds and the cutest little girl ever. She is being fostered in Richmond, VA.
THANK YOU TO CARLY'S RESCUE ANGELS!
Sandy Pagnotta, Rafael Pardo Macias, Jan Freeman, Jean Moffitt, Judith Graham Burgess, Wendy Fuhrmaneck, Linda Marcis, Marcia Lee, Daniela Camacho, Karry Rogers, Sue Robinson, Bonnie Vaupel, Brenda Glasbrenner, Brenda Chapman, Teresa Beament, Morgan Jones, Linda Crawford, Phyllis Lewis, Sarah Bartel, Carol Polumnbo, Tim and Dawn Hawkins, Rachel Schultz, Ilene Rand, Linda Ryan, Gail Clemons, Pamela Trucco
Initial bio 8/22/16 Carly is such a playful puppy and then it happened. In spite of being watched carefully and before her former mom and dad could reach her, and they were sitting right next to her, she decided to jump off the couch. Being so tiny and fragile, as these little dogs are, she broke her leg. She was taken immediately to the vet and they set her leg in a cast. After several weeks they thought the break was healed, but sadly it wasn’t and she had to be splinted a second time. Despite her leg being cast twice it didn’t fix the break, and now little Carly needs surgery to repair it completely. Her former mom and dad felt that the best thing for Carly was to have her become a United Yorkie Rescue dog. They knew that we would make sure she got her surgery, no matter what it took, because that is what we do.
Carly’s surgery will happen on Friday August 26th. It will be expensive, so again we are reaching out to our rescue angels and asking you to help us help this sweet, tiny puppy girl. We can’t do it alone. You have never let us down before, so let’s not let Carly down now.
Please, whatever you can give to help us help Carly to walk again would be so appreciated. She is so young and such a happy, loving girl, and we know that you as well as United Yorkie Rescue want to give her the best life she can have. Thank you so much for all the love and care you have shown so many of our needy dogs, now it is Carly’s turn. This would be such a great way to wish Carly a Happy Birthday.
Carly thanks you, and of course United Yorkie Rescue can’t thank you enough. And as ever our gratitude is endless.
To date we've spent $713.75 on Carly's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $1505.00 in donations.
For more information, contact my foster parents at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
To fill out the adoption application for Carly click here.
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Goldie - Muffin
Goldie is a beautiful golden Yorkie mix girl. She is approximately 3 or 4 years old, and weighs 15 pounds. Goldie is being fostered in Richmond, VA
Updated bio 8-18-16 Goldie found herself homeless in Southwest Virginia until a family took her in. This nice family named her Muffin, but unfortunately they were unable to keep her. She was sadly surrendered to United Yorkie Rescue. Her foster family decided that she was more a Goldie than a Muffin and so they named this beautiful girl Goldie. Goldie has been fully vetted and microchipped. She is now ready for her forever home. She is a very healthy, young dog who is just waiting for the right family to give her her forever home.
Goldie is mostly potty trained. For her convenience, her foster parents leave down potty pad for her to use whenever they are gone. Goldie will do fine in a crate for long absences. She does very well overnight sleeping in her doggie bed.
Goldie has been evaluated by a trainer and is said to have no food aggression, toy aggression, or any poor behaviors when it comes to humans. She is easy to bathe and loves being petted. She does not have any interest in toys, but is very much food motivated for training.
Goldie is an energetic young dog who gets along fine with well-behaved, gentle children. She knows several tricks, but her foster parents are trying to figure out the rules. Ha-ha. She is super sweet and loves attention and interaction with the family. Goldie’s favorite things are being outside in the yard and going for rides in a car. She can run pretty fast after the birds in the yard, so a fenced yard would be ideal for Goldie.
Goldie’s foster parents have discovered she doesn’t like cats. She will bark, growl, and get upset if she sees unfamiliar dogs while on walks. After about a month of work and supervision, Goldie has become accustomed to the other female dog in the foster home. They now walk well together on leashes every day and can be left unsupervised for short periods of time. Her best home would be one with a fenced yard, school aged children, and no cats. She would prefer to be an only dog, but she should be okay with another dog her size or smaller
If you are looking for just the right dog to complete your family, Goldie is the one for you. Please fill out an application if you are interested in being Goldie's forever family!
United Yorkie Rescue--Foster Parent
Team 3 Southeast Co-Leader
Team 3 Application Processor
Initial Bio 7/15/16
Muffin was found dumped in the middle of a country road in southwest Virginia just a couple of weeks ago. The family took her in and took her to the vet and found out that she was not chipped and had no collar or identification. They could not find her original owners after contacting local Animal Control, shelters, and putting up flyers.
Muffin is super sweet with people and kids. She really bonded with the father of the rescue family. She has been evaluated by a trainer and is said to have no food aggression or toy aggression or any poor behaviors when it comes to humans. She is easy to bathe and loves being petted. She does not have much interest in toys. She is very aggressive towards cats and other small prey such as squirrels and birds. She seems to be very fearfully aggressive towards other dogs. Her foster Mom and Dad are working with her to socialize her with their pack, but it is going to take patience and persistence.
She has done well in a crate for short periods of time and is good about signalling to go outside to go solid potty. She has had a few urine accidents due to not signalling for this need. She is up to date on shots and has been groomed. She is being treated for some "hot spots" on her rump by steroids and antibiotics. She will be fully vetted this upcoming week.
So far her favorite things to do are to go for walks on a leash and go for rides in the car. She walks well on the leash with slack unless there are other animals nearby. She is seriously the most chill dog I have ever had in my car.
Muffin would be best in a home as the only animal at this time. She would do well with school aged children or older.
Please fill out an application if you are interested in being Muffin's forever home!
To date we've spent $69.00 on Goldie - Muffin's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $0 in donations.
For more information, contact my foster parents at: email@example.com.
To fill out the adoption application for Goldie - Muffin click here.
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Gizmo is a 17 month old, 5.3 pound, male Yorkie/Maltese mix residing near Madison, WI.
THANK YOU TO GIZMO'S RESCUE ANGELS!
Update Bio: 07/27/16 Meet Gizmo! He is a very active, loving, 18 month, 5.5 pound ball of fluff! He is curious, smart, and stubborn- just like a puppy!! Gizmo is very loving and will give hundreds of kisses when given the chance. He is very quick to ask for belly rubs and attention. Gizmo sleeps through the night without a peep. His favorite place is snuggled right up next to you! Gizmo is a picky eater who would rather sit with his person than eat. He is also a bit of an escape artist. He will find a little opening- a door, a fence, etc and try to take off. Once he is free, he runs faster than a deer! We are working on training him to sit before he goes through any door, trying to develop patience and him that he is not in charge. Gizmo is very talk-a-tive and will let you know he is not happy, especially when you are in a different room than he is. Gizmo is not house trained. and currently wears belly bands to help with his training.
Gizmo would benefit from:
- an experienced dog owner
- no children in the house
- fenced in yard
- someone who is willing to work on his training
- another small fur baby in the house (not mandatory)
- regular grooming
If you think he might be the one for you, please fill out an application! He is fully vetted and microchipped. Hurry! Gizmo's waiting!!!!
Initial Bio 07/15/16 Gizmo was surrendered because he kept escaping from his home and running around the neighborhood, risking being hit by a car. He is a very fast little boy who will definitely need a fenced in yard and gates to prevent him from sneaking out any doorways that are opened. He is a very active puppy who loves to run and play with his toys and play "chase me". He is also affectionate with his people. Because he tends to be excitable, a home with no young children would be best. Stay tuned as we learn more about this adorable little boy.
To date we've spent $109.48 on Gizmo's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $20.00 in donations.
For more information, contact my foster parents at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
To fill out the adoption application for Gizmo click here.