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.




Astro

Astro and new do
California
Astro

Update 07/29/14: Update: Astro has had his teeth cleaned, and did not have to have any pulled. Astro would do best in a home as an only dog, with his person. He is still uncertain when meeting new people. It takes him time to get to know someone. However, he has bonded with me, and he did this quickly. So I know he will quickly bond to a new owner. He has great potty habits, using the doggie door. He is a bigger yorkie, but still very cute. They come in all sizes, as we all know! He is a great walker, and will run, also. But foster mom does not run, so he has to slow down for me! But if his new owner was a runner, this would be a perfect match!

Update 04/13/14: Update: Astro is a healthy boy, at 12.2 lbs. He will need a dental. He has adjusted well in his foster home, his potty habits are perfect. He has already learned how to use the doggie door, he is one smart boy! Unfortunately, he is very fearful of strangers. We are working on this, and I do see some improvements already! He is a great little walker. The perfect home for him would be a quiet one, where he is the only dog. No kids as the excitement would be too much for him.

Initial Bio: Meet Astro! He is 3 1/2 years old, 10 1/2 lbs. and all Yorkshire Terrier. He is an owner surrender. So far he gets along with the other dogs here. He is house trained and will be learning how to use a doggie door. He is being fostered in the Bay Area. More updates to come as I learn more about him.


To date we've spent $433.34 on Astro's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $0 in donations.
Please donate!

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

To fill out the adoption application for Astro click here.
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Presley
California
Presley

Update0 4/23/14: I have been with my foster momma for about a month now. I am doing great with my foster sister and haven't had anymore accidents. I am completely vetted and just had a dental cleaning. I am crate trained and sleep in my bed but would be a great bed cuddler if permitted. I am so full of energy and love to be petted and play fetch. There are times when I am trying to hide under a bed or couch and do not like to be bothered for this it would be best to not be in a home with children. Other then that I am very happy little boy and can't wait to find my forever home.

Initial Bio 3/20/14: My name is Presley. I am a 7 yr old yorkie mix. I weigh about 8 lbs. I had my first vet visit this week and am just waiting on my results. My foster mom says that I am a sweetheart and that I am a good listener. I do what I am told. I have had a couple of accidents but for the most part I go outside and do my business. I can't wait to find my forever home.

Presley is located in Long Beach and has an adoption fee of $500


To date we've spent $423.20 on Presley's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $0 in donations.
Please donate!

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

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

THANK YOU TO TOBY'S RESCUE ANGELS!

Alice Valencia

Update 06/09/14: Here is what Toby has to say.

Foster mom does not understand why I have not been adopted. I am very well behaved, I really love my person and try very hard to please her. She discovered I am not just a mix, but a designer dog! I am a Morkie, a mix between a Maltese and Yorkie. I have the best of both, being non shedding, so good for people with allergies, and the sweet playful personality of a Maltese. I do not have a Yorkie body, as my legs are much longer. I have never met a person I did not like. I am great with children and babies. I loved having Moms nephew Keenan, who is 1 year and 3 months, pet me. I am very gentle with children. And if they can throw my ball, even better! Mom had visitors from Denmark last month, and they fell in love with me. In fact, everyone who meets me falls in love! But if you have your heart set on a pure Yorkie, Foster Mom says I am not your dog. But if you want a devoted friend, I would be that dog.

Update 04/13/14: Update: Toby is a good little boy. He is wondering why he has not been adopted. It is true he does not have the typical Yorkie body, but he is still cute as can be, and Mr. Personality plus. He will play ball as long as you will throw it. He is great with kids. He gets along with other dogs, as long as they are not dominant. And he minds his Foster Mom, so that is a plus.

Update 12/27/13: Toby has learned very quickly how to be a family member. He is just about perfect with his potty, using the doggie door. He is still possessive of his toys, and so must be monitored when he has toys, when around other dogs. My littlest yorkie, Peanut, has decided they are "besties." It is really cute to watch them play together.

Toby is a Yorkie mix. He is smart, and he minds. His worst habit is the deep bark, especially when the doorbell rings or when he hears one on the tv. But I keep a soda can with pennies in it, and rattle it. Toby hates that, and he quiets immediately. I still put him in the xpen if I have to leave, because he demonstrated some separation anxiety.

With all this being said, he is Mr. Happy Go Lucky. He has not met a person he doesn't like. My Son and his girlfriend were here for Christmas and fell in love with him. Unfortunately, they are not currently in a position where they can take on the responsibility of a dog. I see Toby with a young man, or a young family with a little older kids, as Toby will still jump when meeting new people. He must have an enclosed yard. He loves to play ball, or tug-a-war. He would be really fun to take to the dog park. He bonds very quickly, I am his new best friend, other than Peanut. If I am sitting, Toby is by me. Unless I tell him to go get in his bed..

Update 10/22/2013 After having the Boys for more than 2 weeks, I have decided they can be adopted to separate homes. Toby is an alpha dog. He is protective of his toys and bones. He would do best in a home with only himself. That being said, he is full of energy, and self confidence. He would require a backyard to play in. He loves to play ball, and play with toys. He is walking so much better on the leash, he is beginning to understand how pleasant walks are when he does not pull. He quickly learned the doggie door. He is very smart, but he needs an owner who is firm with him, and willing to spend the time playing with him. I could see this boy doing agility training, he has so much energy. And he is very smart. And he minds. He would make a wonderful companion for the right person or family. I was told he was good with kids, but I have not observed him with children. I would say kids over 8 at least.

Update 10/12/13: Toby went to the vet this week. He is a healthy boy at 10 lbs. We discovered a lump on his side, and the vet tested it, and it is believed to be a fatty tissue lump, not anything serious. Toby is what I would describe as an alpha dog. When he is playing, it is "out of my way everyone. This is all about me!" We are working on this dominance. But he is Mr. Personality plus, and full of confidence. He is walking nicely on a leash, but does tend to tug, we are also working on this. We have had a few accidents in the house, but when things calm down, and he learns the doggie door, I am sure this will not be a problem. He sleeps with his brother Casey, in a bed next to my bed. Casey and Toby have been together most of their lives, and need to stay together.

Initial Bio 10/09/13: Toby is a 4 year old Yorkie Terrier. He was surrendered to UYR due to the passing of his owner. Toby would like to stay with his buddy Casey, they have been together since 8 weeks of age. Toby is very outgoing and playful. He loves toys, but his favorite activity is playing ball. If you throw the ball, he will get it and bring it back and wait for you to throw it again. This guy has lots of energy. But he will kick back, also. He appears to be a healthy boy. I will post further information after their vet appointment.


To date we've spent $304.35 on Toby's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $50.00 in donations.
Please donate!

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

To fill out the adoption application for Toby click here.
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Ally
Florida
Ally Cat

Ally Cat (Ally) Initial Bio 7/26/14 Ally just came into United Yorkie Rescue today. She is a 7.3 pound little girl. She is being fostered in Jacksonville, FL.

Alley is an adorable, sweet girl that just arrived in Jacksonville. She is a bit plump and has been started on a diet. Although she has been with a few different people on her way to her new place, she is adapting very well. She lay in my arms while I petted her and she offered me kisses. She needs her food doctored or she wants to eat one kibble at a time during the day. She came with her bed and after checking out the house, she settled into her bed. I'm sure she is exhausted from her journey. She will get vetted this week and plans to resolve some issues will be addressed. Watch for more information in the next few weeks.


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

For more information, contact my foster parents at: yorkierescuemom@live.com.

To fill out the adoption application for Ally Cat click here.
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Annie
Florida
Annie

THANK YOU TO ANNIE'S RESCUE ANGELS!

Sandy Pagnotta, Blanca Balboa, Jenifer Hawkins, Renae and Jerry Sutley , Sarah Davies, Skye Davitkov, Barbara Carvalho, Cindy Ellingson, Sonia Laboy, Irene and Peter Havas, Colleen Thompson, Skye Davitkov, Lindsey Gardner, Kandi Cahill, Ya Zhi Liu, Nina Tow, Carol Gostomski, Andrea Dyal, Debra Ellzey, Teresa Kiraga

Update 07/23/14: As of today, the surgeon has decided not to release Annie at this time. Even though she is getting stronger and the bone is healing, he does not feel comfortable removing her apparatus yet. The surgeon wants to keep Annie under medical observation for at least another month. Will let you know how she is going at that point.

Updated Bio 7/23/2014. Annie is a 6 year old Silky Terrier who weighs about 14.8 pounds. She is being fostered in Gulfport FL. As of today, the surgeon has decided not to release Annie at this time. Even though she is getting stronger and the bone is healing, he does not feel comfortable removing her apparatus yet. The surgeon wants to keep Annie under medical observation for at least another month. Stay tuned for updates on Annie and check back often to see how she is doing!

Update 07/15/14: Annie's weight is 14.8 and still believed to be about 6 years old. Foster mom said she is progressing like a pro. She has not been allowed any exercise, so her stamina has been very limited, but she is deciding she doesn't want the stroller walks anymore and is going further on her own. She has shown us she loves to play with toys and has beautiful house manners. I do believe Annie was much loved along the way as she is such a loving soul. Annie would appreciate being the only dog in the house as she is an attention hog!!!

Annie will go up to complete strangers with her tail motoring and beg for hugs. She does ride very quietly in her car seat and usually curl up and sleep. She does NOT like to be crated and will let you know!!! She continues to display her house training, she will use her pee pads when necessary. Annie has also shown she can adjust to different situations and will quietly wait at home while you go to work or go along where you go and attract attention and pets from everyone she meets. Annie can do condo living or would do well with a house and yard setting. She would love either a family with children or a single parent at home 24/7, she is very versatile. Please consider adopting Annie and you will be forever happy ;-)

Updated Bio 6/24/14 Annie is approximately a 6 year old Silky Terrier who weighs 14.8 pounds. She is currently being fostered in Gulfport, FL.

A lot has happened with Annie in the past weeks, so as she goes thru her 3rd surgery today, a little about what we know. We are considering her to be approximately 6 years old, weighing14.8 lbs. Once she heals losing at least 2 lbs would be a good idea for her optimum weight.

Week 1, Annie had surgery to put a rod in her broken leg. Week 2, she had her spay, dental and 8 mammary tumors removed. Yes, we said 8, not 1 or 2, but 8. Week 3, the rod in her broken leg is moving out of place and is causing a raging infection, so back into surgery. The good news, the leg is healing and they think they are going to be able to repair it and not amputate.

Annie continues to have the most positive attitude her foster mom has ever seen in spite of all this, human or canine. She loves people both big and small. As she is not of the pocket size, she would love to have a family, but is very happy to sit quietly with her person and pass the day away. She gets all excited when the leash comes out for walk time and is house broken. If she is forced to be inside for long periods of time, she is perfectly fine with using a pee pad.

Please consider welcoming Annie into your family, everyone she has met has been impressed with her beautiful disposition.

Initial Bio 5/26/14 - Annie is a 5 - 6yrs. old Silky Terrier that weighs 14lbs. and is currently located in Miami, FL. Our sweet Annie came into UYR with a wound on her leg and head. She is missing her left eye but it appears as though she has been missing that eye for sometime now. Annie will be visiting the vet first thing tomorrow morning to assess the extent of her injuries.

Although it's only been a couple of days FM says that Annie is an absolute gem. She loves to be with her FM and always has a happy tail even though we know that she is in a lot of pain. She appears to be completely house trained as she has not had any accidents. She's so smart! We're hoping that after tomorrow's vet visit we will receive some positive news for our sweet Annie.


To date we've spent $4110.16 on Annie's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $939.00 in donations.
Please donate!

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

To fill out the adoption application for Annie click here.
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Bailey
Florida
Bailey

Updated Bio 7/23/2014: Bailey is an 11 year young, handsome Yorkie boy, weighing 9.8 pounds and is being fostered in Clearwater, FL.

He is such a character! His Foster Dad even says Bailey is one of his all time favorites. Bailey will communicate what he wants very clearly with this unique little grunt. If he wants more food, he stands by the bowl and grunts. If he wants outside, he will paw at the door and grunt. If he wants to play, he will hold a toy in his mouth and... you guessed it, grunt. His bossy grumbling is keeping his foster family entertained. If the other dogs in the house are playing while Bailey is trying to nap, he will growl in disapproval to quiet them down without lifting his head or opening an eye. These may be some of his funny little quirks, but Bailey is not always a grumpy old man. He LOVES to play with his toys. When he is in the mood (he is always the one who decides) Bailey will chase the other little dogs around or tease and taunt them with a toy he doesn't want to share.

Bailey's perfect day would be playing fetch or chase for a bit, curling up on your lap for a nap while getting his belly rubbed or his back lightly petted, waking up for a meal and a trip outside, then repeat. He is still struggling with his chronic skin condition which makes him itchy all over. Sometimes poor Bailey can scratch and scratch for so long it gives him open sores. He is eating a special diet to reduce the effect of food allergies. He is also getting medicated bathes with special shampoo every few days. We did figure out one trick that has helped more than anything else... CLOTHES! Sweet little Bailey not only looks adorable in his small t-shirts but they keep him from scratching a raw area under his arms. Since the skin is less irritated by the scratching, he seems to scratch a little less than before his daily outfits started. Woohoo!

Bailey has cataracts in both eyes but he is not blind. We can tell he doesn't see as well in the dark, and sometimes he startles easily if he doesn't hear you coming BUT if you throw a toy with other dogs around... suddenly Bailey has eagle eyes and the race is on. He doesn't see well enough to be trusted around a pool alone or a lot of stairs, but he is also the first dog to find the puppy stairs up to the bed at night and tuck himself into the blankets.

Bailey needs a best friend to hang out with for the rest of his life. He is a pretty relaxed and low-key kind of guy who still likes to play and explore. He needs regular lap time, belly and neck rubs to keep him smiling and a bath or two each week to help with all of that itchy skin. Bailey will thank you with the best kisses! Will you be his best bud?

Initial Bio 6/23/14:

Welcome Bailey! He is a mature Yorkie boy at 11 years old, 9.8 pounds and being fostered in Clearwater, FL.

Bailey just got to his foster home late last night. He was from a very loving home who felt he deserved more time and attention than they are able to provide with the life changes requiring more and more of their time. Bailey came right inside his new foster home, sniffed every corner of every room then played chase with his new little foster brother for a bit while his tiny little tail wagged like crazy! If his young little fur-brother ever "crossed a line", Bailey was sure to bark and put him back in his place, then quickly show his tail was wagging and playing could resume.

Bailey just recently had surgery to repair a hernia and remove fatty tissue, so he is still in his recovery period. It will be almost 2 weeks before his stitches are removed and he is ready for adoption. He also seems to have some skin sensitivity and a lot of itching. We will switch him to a grain-free diet, hoping to minimize some of the red, irritated areas and decrease his almost constant scratching.

We have been told Bailey will avoid children but never bite. He would really like frequent walks or trips into a fenced backyard. The more trips outside, the less accidents inside.

Since Bailey is so new to our household, we will keep giving you updates about his sweet personality as we get to know him better.


To date we've spent $77.90 on Bailey's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $0 in donations.
Please donate!

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

To fill out the adoption application for Bailey click here.
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Brownie
Florida
Brownie

THANK YOU TO BROWNIE'S RESCUE ANGELS!

Jo-Ellen Gasior, Lorna Marrero, Carol von Cannon, Tracy Longo, Marion Gramcko, Sandra Johnson, Dana Marx, Sarah Davies, Connie Pfeiffer, Kathie Stander, Jane St. John, Dorothy Underwood, Mary Cronin, Sileste Roy, Andrea Dyal, Teresa Kiraga

UPDATED BIO 04/26/2014: BROWNIE is an adorable 13 y/o Silky Terrier who weighs 12.5 lbs; he is being fostered in The Villages, FL.

Brownie has fully recuperated from his recent cystotomy; 10 stones were successfully surgically removed from his bladder. Poor Brownie has probably had this issue for at least a year, straining to urinate and having to urinate often ~ his urine was flled with blood. But he is all better now and his true trusting and loving personality has definitely emerged now that he is feeling better.

Brownie is a true gentleman who waits for Foster Mom or Dad to exit a door first, and then will exit behind; he also walks like a champ on the leash now. He pulled a bit at first, but with a little correction, he is now perfect on the leash. He loves loves loves long walks and is always eager to go on them. Brownie wants to please his person so much that a small correction, usually only 1-2 times, is all that is needed. He is house-trained and will either bark or go to the back door when he needs to go out. If his foster parents don’t pay attention, he will come to FM and get up on his hind legs and paw at the air with his front paws – so darn cute!

Brownie gets along with both large and small dogs and also kitty cats. He is very easy-going and active. He loves to play with toys, but we are working on the “bring it” and “drop it” commands, lol! Now, don’t think Brownie is an “old man” at 13 years young – he is in top-notch shape and can walk much longer and faster than FM! He can jump up on the sofa just fine, although his foster parents don’t encourage that; they would prefer that he ask to be picked up and he is catching onto that quickly.

Because Brownie had bladder stones that were determined to be Calcium Oxalate stones, he will need to have RX food for the rest of his life to discourage the recurrence of stones. However, even with RX food, lots of water and monitoring, the recurrence rate of this type of stone is 20-40% within 2 years. The vet advises that the best way to help to prevent stones from forming is continuing to feed canned Royal Canin SO food, along with lots of free choice water and an ultrasound every 4-6 months. The ultrasound can find small stones, which can be flushed out before surgery is needed.

Please don’t turn away from Brownie because of his age – he is very active and loving and would be a perfect little gentleman for an empty-nester or retired couple.

Update 03/18/14: Poor Brownie. Had to have a cystotomy and two of the stones were in his urethra - ouchie! He had 10 total stones in his bladder. And he had a dental. And a neuter. And he is 13 years old. Hope his recovery is uneventful. Bless his heart..

INITIAL BIO 03-13-2014 MEET BROWNIE! Brownie is an adorable 13 year old Silky Terrier who weighs 12-1/2 lbs; he is being fostered in The Villages, FL.

Brownie was reluctantly surrendered by his owners because a member of the household was allergic to him. He was very well cared-for and loved in the only home he has ever known. His best friend was the kitty cat, who also had to be re-homed and he misses her very much. Brownie is a very active senior dog! He is house-trained and will also use pee-pee pads on rainy days. He is getting adjusted to his new foster home where there is a resident 14 year old male yorkie, so the two of them may become buddies, and then he won’t miss his kitty cat friend so much.

We have observed that Brownie is urinating blood and whines as if he is in pain. The whining may also indicate that he is very very sad and misses his family very much. He stays by the front door looking for him - this is so sad. He will see the vet immediately to determine why he is urinating blood. Pray for good news for this sweet boy.


To date we've spent $1093.31 on Brownie's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $360.00 in donations.
Please donate!

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

To fill out the adoption application for Brownie click here.
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Cashew
Florida
Cashew

THANK YOU TO CASHEW'S RESCUE ANGELS!

Patricia Bain, Sharon Fritz, Andrea Dyal, Debra Fairchild-Turner

Update 06/15/14: Hi Yorkie fans, it's your best pal Cashew again! I've realized I will never catch those darn squirrels and decided I would rather develop my couch potato skills! My FM's family moved in, and I just love that people are home all day. I snuggle next to them. My foster home now has three cats, a big dog and three small dogs including me, and everyone just loves me. I still like being held like a baby, being petted, and I am a very good doggy when being brushed and bathed. FM says I am just perfect in every way. You'd never know I am nine years old, I am so cute and energetic. And you'd never guess I have no teeth either, as long as my dry food is mixed with wet food I can eat like a champ. FM's family says I am as sweet as can be. Adopt me, and you will know what true love really means.

Updated Bio 05/06/2014: Hello! It's me, Cashew. I'm a 9 year old Yorkshire Terrier that is being fostered in Homestead, FL. My charm and sweetness have completely won over FM and her whole family - they say I am the best foster ever! Even the cats like me, as do the big dogs, the normally-cranky old poodle who curls up next to me, and all the neighborhood dogs who sniff me through their fences and wag their tails when I go for walks. The people like me because I like being held like a baby, I like sitting next to people on sofas, and I just adore going for walks. I also like chasing squirrels! I hardly ever bark. I love treats and getting petted. And I will look at you with eyes of love. I'm now a healthy weight, and I eat with gusto. Thanks for thinking of adopting me for a forever home!

Initial Bio 04/05/2014: MEET CASHEW! Cashew is 9 years young and weighs only 5.8 lbs; he is being fostered in Homestead, FL.

Lucky me! I was rescued from a high-kill shelter by United Yorkie Rescue. I don't remember how I ended up in there, but I'm so happy to be out! I'm loving life now. My FM took me to the dogtor for a check-up and to fix the little hole I had in my gums inside my mouth (oral nasal fistula) and then the dogtor took out the last couple of toofers I had because they were in really bad shape and they hurt me a lot. I also had a neuter and all of my vaccines. Dogtor says I'm completely healthy! Yay for me!

FM says I'm smart because I'm house-trained and I'm always on my best behavior. I also love to cuddle, give kisses and play. I like other doggies and I don't mind cats. I really love going out for walks and enjoying the breeze on my face. I also like to run and play in the back yard, too. You can say I love to be out and about & meeting new people; but most of all I love to be cuddled up on a lap or in my bed. FM says I give the best kisses! I'm ready to share my yummy kisses with my new family.

NOTE: FM said that since I'm a little guy, I need to go to an adult only home. No children! So if you think you would love to have me for your own, please contact my FM for more information.

Love, Cashew xoxo


To date we've spent $103.77 on Cashew's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $193.77 in donations.
Please donate!

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

To fill out the adoption application for Cashew click here.
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Chibi
Florida
Chibi

THANK YOU TO CHIBI'S RESCUE ANGELS!

John Sauser, Sandy Pagnotta, Sherry Webber, Therese Ercolani, Andrea Dyal, Ilene Rand, Brenda Tenley, Blanca Balboa, Reed Fontenot, Jacqueline Mach, Jennifer Hernandez, Connie Pfeiffer, Marilyn Espinoza, Doreen Storz, Barbara Carvalho, Cali Spanglish, Sara Hickel, Hali Stephens, Jane St. John, Jamie Grabert, Angela Gunter, Rene Dunham, Elizabeth Boyens, Lorena Nunez, Jenna Manalo, Paul Sherman, Debbie Addie, Maureen Martinek

Chibi- Initial Bio 7/19/14 Chibi is a 9.5 month old Shih Tzu/Yorkie (shorkie) puppy, weighing only 4.5 pounds. She is being fostered in Clearwater, FL.

Chibi just came to us yesterday from Georgia. Her owner very sadly surrendered her because she is a sick little puppy girl who needs a liver shunt surgery as soon as possible. Her owner was unable to afford this expensive surgery and knew that in order for Chibi to survive she had to surrender her to us, so we could help her. Now we are reaching out to you to help United Yorkie Rescue get this expensive surgery for this adorable, sweet little puppy. Please give what you can, even $1 will help us pay for Chibi's surgery. Without the surgery Chibi will not make it.

She is so full of love and life, just an angel. Please help us help Chibi. Chibi won't be available for adoption until after her surgery and healing process. Please watch for updates on our newest puppy, Chibi.


To date we've spent $137.64 on Chibi's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $645.00 in donations.
Please donate!

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

To fill out the adoption application for Chibi click here.
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Cinda
Florida
Cinda

THANK YOU TO CINDA'S RESCUE ANGELS!

Holly Stavis, Irene and Peter Havas, Holly Stavis, Holly Stavis, Holly Stavis, Todd Loccisano, Jamie Unger, Michelle Lingle, LeNora Armbruster, Mary Cronin, Kelly Ross, Kimberly Roberts, Fred Bertheas, Georgia Melendez, Sandy Thompson, Craig, Jack Daniels, aksBlack Dog Propellers, Paulette Rezendes, Mary Fendrich, Susan Kornatowski, Judy Roselle, Rescue One Until There Are None, Robert Lack, Todd Loccisano, Mary Lou Bonacci, Barbara Carvalho, Debbie Harris, Holly Stavis, Holly Stavis, Andrea Dyal

UPDATED BIO 07/04/14: Happy Fourth of July!! My name is Cinda, and boy oh boy am I excited to be talking to you :). It's July, remember? July is the month I'll be ready for adoption (woo-hooooo!). OK, it's been a while; so, here is a refresher. My name is Cinda. I am about 8 years old (some dogtors have even said I may be a little younger!). I am 6 lbs (probably 6.5 these days..... you know, summer BBQs and all) and am being fostered in Miami, FL.

OK, so when I was rescued, I was a little bit of a mess. I had hair loss from bad flea allergies. I haven't had a flea since :). My hair has all grown in, and you can see how cute I am!! Well, FM gave me a haircut..... She did alright, but it's a little choppy in places hehe. I told her she could practice on me. OK, so where were we? Oh yes, when I was rescued..... The Dogtor also noticed when I was rescued that I had a cataract that was pretty bad as well as what they call a luxated lens. That just meant I had a second cataract in my other eye that was slipping. I was treated for the bad cataract by having it removed (a lot of nice people donated money so that now I can see so much better!). The one that slipped? Well, it's safe to just leave where it is. I am on eyedrops twice a day in both eyes that run about $25/month. I may need to be on them for the rest of my life...at least in one eye..... but hey, that's not so bad, right? I have my last appt with Dr Swinger in Hollywood, FL in 2 weeks. He'll let me know exactly what I'll need. I will have to see an eye doctor once or twice a year just to be sure everything is OK. Hope you don't mind?

Other things about me.... Well, I can see just fine. I play fetch. I get my toys. I go on long walks. I LOVE outside! I also love people. The only thing I really don't love is seeing other dogs when I am on my walks. When I'm in the house with them, I tolerate them (as long as they don't bug me, you know?). Outside, they call me Cujo. (I wonder why...). Anyway, FM does a good job of praising me when I'm nice to passing dogs. I am actually getting a little better at tolerating them. Just wanted to let you know in case that bothers you.

Well, let's see.... some good points, right? OK, I am housetrained. FM sometimes works 12 hours, and I can hold it all day. That said, FM really doesn't want to find me a home where someone is gone from me THAT long. She just says that I CAN hold it. She leaves me a wee pad just in case I REALLY gotta go. Once in a great while, I get up in the middle of the night and think the bathmat is a wee pad too. Oopsie.... we were on good points I think. OK, forget I said that. Focus on how cute and sweet and loving I am.

Well, if you're interested in me, please let my FM know. Thanks for looking at rescued pups. We sure do appreciate it. xoxo - Cinda

UPDATED BIO 04/28/2014: Hi Everypuppy! It's me, Cinda! I just wanted to say hi and let you all know how I've been doing!

If you don't remember, I am about 8 years old and weigh 6.5 lb. I'm being fostered in Miami, FL. A few weeks ago I had my eye operated on. They removed my lens so that it wouldn't cause problems once I was adopted. They tried to replace the lens with a new one (sort of like cataract surgery in people), but they were unable. Anyway, I have great far sighted vision in both eyes and can make my way around just fine!

I'm a champ at fetch and LOVE LOVE LOVE walks (couch potatoes need not apply!). I also love to pee on every plant I see outside, but FM is working on that with me. :) I love snuggles and lap time too.

I just have to say that I do NOT like other dogs. FM is trying to work with me, but I am so happy to have love after so long that I don't want any other furkids stealing the affection. I really do need to be the only furkid in the house.

I am housetrained (I occasionally think a bath mat is a wee pad.) FM leaves me out of the cage when she's gone, and I'm just fine. I hardly ever use the wee pad. I can hold it while she's at work.

Anyway, I'm looking for someone who will love me FURever! I won't be ready to adopt until July. Because I had my eye surgery, I am being slowly weaned off medication. By July, I should only need one drop in one eye twice a day. I will likely need that one forever. I promise you I'm worth it (about $24/month)

Lots of puppy love and kisses

Xoxo - Cinda

UPDATED BIO 03/20/2014: Hi everypuppy! My name is Cinda! I am between 8-10 years young, and I am being fostered in Miami, FL. I weigh a mere 6.5 lbs. Now, you might remember a pretty sad looking picture of me from when I was first rescued. Well, let me tell you, that's not me anymore! Just check out my beautiful coat! It's coming in so nicely. I had sooooo many fleas when foster momma rescued me that my body had an allergy to them. No more fleas = no more allergies! Don't I look purty? Like Cinda-rella!

In any case, here's what you need to know about me. First of all, I am a spunky little chick. I LOVE walks and can walk faster than my foster momma! She says that's pretty fast because she needs sneakers to keep up with me! I love fetch! I love snuggling and belly rubs. I really don't love other dogs. Foster mom isn't sure if it's me or if it's the fact that I don't see so well that scares me. So please, if you adopt me, can I be your one and only??

I have an appointment with an eye specialist on Saturday because I have what's called a luxated lens. My lens (the thingy people and dogs get cataracts in) is not in the right place. The issue is it could lead to other problems if not taken care of.... so we are gonna check it out :)

We will keep you posted! lots of puppy kisses! xo - Cinda


To date we've spent $1878.82 on Cinda's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $1290.00 in donations.
Please donate!

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

To fill out the adoption application for Cinda click here.
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Clooney

Ready for a new home
Florida
Clooney

THANK YOU TO CLOONEY'S RESCUE ANGELS!

Michelle Lingle, Jenna Manalo, Paula Malott, Linda Crawford, Maria Vinat, Cathy Bergh, Barbara Behrens, Carolyn Faught, Stephanie Frew, Carol Gostomski, Barbara Carvalho, Maria Vinat, Robert Lack, Jan Freeman, Maureen Martinek, Karen Ward, Marisol Gonzalez, Anne Marie Massicotte, Lauren Zadera, David Jacklitch, Dennis Grantham, Jacqueline Eagle, Kathy Burkhardt, Rebecca Randolph, Anne Hammerstein, Sarah Campbell, Liliana Gomez, Mary Fendrich, Christina Cindrich, Sue McBride, Tamy Brown, Linda Maxey, Sarah Davies, Lorna Marrero, Debbie Thornburg, Wendy Henry, Rayne Knudson, Jayne Lanza, Cheryl Zbik, Annette Ferrara, Rafaela Nita, Georgia Melendez, Carly Salvagno, Ilene Rand, Lisette Diaz, Paul Sherman, LeNora Armbruster, Rachel Kim, Sherrie Scrupski , Jane St. John, Dawn Rozran, Judi Cook, Wendy D'Uva, Heidi Toler, Gloria Bravo, Jack Daniels, Wendy Scott, Marlyn Watson, Lesa Maxan, Stacey Ellis, Katrina Kozak, Angel Goie, Robyn Barrera, Suzanne Williams, Jill Landers, Mary Cronin and Watson, Dianne Schultz, Heidi Toler, Lauren Olfson, Mindi Tran, Jonna Franchina, Kimberly Held, Paula Malott, Jean Rote, Pamela Reynolds, Andrea Dyal

6-26-14 Update: Hi everypawdy, it's me, Clooney! I went on a trip 2 weeks ago to my new foster home in St Petersburg, FL. I am a sweet little guy who is becoming impatient with this stuff they call "bedrest" that my orthopedic surgeon has ordered for me. I even got caught sneaking after FM when she trys to go the restroom, or to change the laundry loads! Wow, that was a bummer. FM says "Clooney, you get back in your bed right now, &/or: Clooney: Stay!" Aww shucks, back to my bed I go to rest, but not happily. All I want to do is run & play! FM says I am walking better (yep, she caught me!), but we have to wait for the "OK" from my doc before I can do whatever I want. So, for now, I am carried everywhere I go & spend my days "laying around just like a lazy bum"! I think she understands that I have waited my whole life to be able to keep up with everyone! FM thinks I am younger than what the shelter said I was, I am like a little kid!

I had a yeast infection in my ears but they are all well now. I am getting eye drops for bilateral eye infections and they are getting better, too. My hair was dull and my skin was in pretty poor condition from my previously completely matted coat of hair, yep I could not see a thing through all that mess, (I don't remember how long I was like that, but I feel like it was forever!), BUT, with my neutering surgery, dental cleaning, then the surgery to fix both of my knees, I wasn't able to have baths and special attention and care given to improve the condition of my dry skin. FM says it looked like my hair was snowing like a blizzard after she bathed me when I got here. After conditioning shampoos, special oatmeal bath soaks with gentle massages (I love those!), & getting fatty acids & vitamin E, not to mention a very good balanced diet....I am feeling so much better and a lot less itchy! I only scratch a wee bit now and less everyday. I sleep with FM and even have toys I like to play with...don't tell anyone, but when FM is not looking directly at me I will stretch out to go get my foster sister's favorite toys (a fella can never have enough toys!)...but she runs to FM & always tells on me! I am anxious to explore the rest of my foster home & the big back yard when I can run & play. FM is going to take a video of me walking and send it to my knee dogtor so he can see how I am progressing. Please say a prayer for me that I can get up & play, I have waited my whole life to be able to walk & run like other pups. Will let you know what my dogtor says! Be sure to check out my newest pictures, especially the last one...I am stretching out after a massage that felt heavenly! Bye for now. :)

PS: FM let me lay on my sissy's pink bed so you could see me better, that's fine with me!

UPDATED BIO 6/3/14: Clooney visited the vet today, and he had his casts removed! His legs still look a bit rough and need to continue to heal. He is walking better, but still not perfect, as was expected. He will continue to recover for a number of weeks, and we hope that his walking will improve over time. Please check back for photos and video.

Updated bio 5/13/14: Clooney had his bilateral knee surgery yesterday. The vet believes the surgery was a success. He is however, in a lot of pain, and won't be coming home until Wednesday. We will post pictures as soon as we are able to.

UPDATED BIO 05/07/2014 Unfortunately, Clooney did not have his surgery today. The surgeon had some emergencies to attend to, and he got bumped to next Monday. Check back next week for updates!

UPDATED BIO 05/07/2014: Clooney is scheduled to have surgery on both his knees tomorrow, Wednesday, 5/7/2014. He is a cute, happy, loving, playful little dog who deserves to walk like a normal dog. Please keep him in your thoughts while he goes through this rough surgery. Check back in a couple of days for more updates and pictures of the little guy!

UPDATED BIO 05/06/2014: Clooney is a tiny 4-5 year old Yorkie boy being fostered in Key West FL. Clooney is scheduled to have surgery on both his knees tomorrow, Wednesday, 5/7/2014. He is a cute, happy, loving, playful little dog who deserves to walk like a normal dog. Please keep him in your thoughts while he goes through this rough surgery. Check back in a couple of days for more updates and pictures of the little guy!

INITIAL BIO 04/23/2014: Meet Clooney! Clooney is a tiny, 4 - 5 year old, underweight 4 lb yorkie who was turned into a local high kill shelter as a stray. Not only was little Clooney completely matted and had to be shaved down, but sadly, he is unable to walk correctly, due to severe knee issues. Despite all his trauma of being out on the street, little Clooney is a loving, playful little guy who would just love to sit in your lap or play with his fur brothers all day. He is still a bit timid, but is quickly coming out of his shell and follows his foster mother everywhere. Thankfully, Clooney has a healthy appetite, so he should put some weight on quickly and be up to an optimal 5 or 6 lbs fairly quickly.

Clooney has been neutered and underwent a dental procedure already. He will be seeing an orthopedic specialist on Friday 4/25/14 who will determine what surgery is needed to correct his knees. We believe based on x-rays, that he will benefit from bi-lateral knee surgery and make a full recovery. Please consider donating to Clooneys surgery expenses, as we estimate they will run about $3,000. He is currently being fostered in West Palm Beach, and won't be available for adoption for several months. Clooney's optimal home would be with no small children under the age of 14, and only other small animals


To date we've spent $3584.49 on Clooney's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $3246.00 in donations.
Please donate!

For more information, contact my foster parents at: yorkiemama2@yahoo.com.

To fill out the adoption application for Clooney click here.
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Frankie
Florida
Frankie Lane

Updated Bio 07/25/14: Hi I’m Frankie and I am in my new Foster Home. Have a big back yard to play in and I run like the wind, if FM is watching if not I jump on the door until she does. I have been very sick – had an infection on my back and lost my hair but it is growing in now – Brown – what’s a silver fox gonna do with that? My head and legs are white and very soft and pretty FM says. I love playing with my toys that she throws and got along really good with the kids that stayed here for a few weeks. I love to be petted and sleep in my crate right next to FM bed. I have had some stomach problems and have to take Pepcid for my tummy. When Fm opens my crate I take either my blanket or towel with me. FM thinks its sooooooo cute but I just like my stuff. I suck on my blanket at night. FM says I may be 10 years old but the fastest big baby she has ever seen. When I get a clean bill of health and if you want to be entertained by me the price is high a lot of pets. I can sit in your lap all day if you let me

INITIAL INQUIRY 03/22/2014: MEET FRANKIE LANE! He is an adorable 10 year old 10 lb male yorkie; he is being fostered in Seminole, FL.

Frankie Lane was surrendered by his owners who had him since he was a puppy - they were no longer able to care for him. He is a very lively and active little yorkie boy ~ his Foster Mom can hardly believe he is 10 years old as he acts like a puppy! One thing is for sure - Frankie Lane loves being with his person and seeks attention all the time - he craves human affection. He will see the vet next week for updated vaccinations, but he looks and acts healthy, has great teeth and shiny hair. He is very alert and overall a real sweetheart. So far, he hasn't exactly gotten along with FM's own little dog, but that may take some time. Stay tuned for more info as FM gets to know him a little better.


To date we've spent $34.45 on Frankie Lane's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $0 in donations.
Please donate!

For more information, contact my foster parents at: clong2@tampabay.rr.com.

To fill out the adoption application for Frankie Lane click here.
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Gracie
Florida
Gracie

THANK YOU TO GRACIE'S RESCUE ANGELS!

Holly Stavis, Irene and Peter Havas, Holly Stavis, Holly Stavis, Nestor Sanchez, Holly Stavis, Holly Stavis, Holly Stavis, Holly Stavis, Andrea Dyal

Gracie -- Updated Bio 6/29/14. Hello again, Sweet Gracie is back with us. She is an adorable Malti-poo weighing about 14 pounds, being fostered in Leesburg, FL

Gracie has had quite a month. She was adopted by a nice family, but unfortunately they could not keep her. It seems Gracie does not do well with young children and nipped at one of the youngsters in the home.

Gracie developed a terrible ear infection and it is most likely the pain has caused her to be anxious and irritable. She simply did not want anyone touching her or bothering her. She has had her ear packed with antibiotics and has been on oral antibiotics and some pain meds for a week now and is much improved. She will be going to the vet this week to see if surgery is required or if we can keep treating her with antibiotics until the infection is cleared up. If the vet determines this will be a chronic reoccurrence then surgery may be the only alternative to constant pain. She may end up deaf in one ear, but Gracie is such a trooper and such a love it won't get her down.

She is still on her eye drops for her good eye and is doing great. She will always need eye drops, but it is no big deal, a drop in her eye, a treat, and she is good to go. This amazing little girl has been through so much and yet her tail is always up and wagging. She only wants love and a forever home where she will finally stay for the rest of her days.

Gracie is house trained and gets along with the other dogs. But we now know she cannot go to a home with young children. She would probably love being with a stay at home person who will give her all the attention and shower her with the love she deserves. She promises to return that love back every day. She would be a wonderful companion to someone who needs that special friend. Maybe you are that one special person she has been waiting for her whole life.

After her vet visit this week we will know more about Gracie. Look for an update coming soon.

Gracie thanks you for reading her bio and hopes you will chose her to cherish forever.

Updated Bio 5/15/14 Gracie is a beautiful, sweet 9 year old malti-poo weighting 13 pounds. Gracie is being fostered in Leesburg, FL.

Gracie is a well-behaved little angel. She hardly ever barks, she is house trained, and a great eater. She will sleep all night her crate, or if you let her on your bed. She loves her stuffed toys and will walk around with one in her mouth like it's her baby.

The vet recently checked her eye and she is doing great. She still gets drops twice a day and will probably need them for the rest of her life. She knows each time she gets a drop in her eye she gets a little treat afterwards, so it's a breeze to get the drops in her eye.

Gracie's no grain lamb diet has seemed to really help with her skin allergies. Her coat is shiny and full. She's truly a special little sweetheart.

Gracie gets along with everyone. She loves people, other dogs, and has no interest in the cats. She pretty much ignores them.

Gracie would be fine in a home with children. She's such a great dog and if anyone deserve a forever home it is Gracie. Maybe you can be a special angel to this angel and open your heart and home to her.

Updated Bio 4/3/14: Gracie is a sweet, adorable 9 year old malti-poo, weighing 13 pounds. Gracie is being fostered in Leesburg, FL.

Gracie has been in her new foster home about 2 weeks and her new foster parents think she's about the sweetest little girl ever. She is so quiet, she never barks, she gets along with the dogs, the cats, and everyone who comes into the house. She is a great eater, and sleeps all night in her doggy bed next to her foster mom and dad's bed. Gracie is also house-trained and does all her business outside.

Gracie had eye surgery and had to have her right eye removed; however, she is doing super with her remaining eye. Because of having untreated dry eye for so long, Gracie needs to have a few different kinds of drops in her eye, but they are not too expensive. She knows after each drop, she gets a little treat so she doesn't mind having the drops put in her eye. Gracie just visited the vet for a follow up and got a great report. Her remaining eye is stable and there has been no vision loss.

Gracie is on a limited ingredient food diet. She appeared to have some food allergies, and with her new food is doing better. This food costs no more than any good quality, no grain food, and can be purchased at any store that carries high quality dog food.

If you are looking for the nicest, gentlest dog who would be your best companion and friend for the rest of her life, look no further. Gracie is a very healthy, very well-behaved, perfect little angel. She loves to be walked and walks great on a leash, she travels nicely in the car, and just wants to be loved. Maybe you would be the perfect person or family to bring Gracie into your life and give her the love and the forever home she wants so much.


To date we've spent $976.13 on Gracie's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $193.50 in donations.
Please donate!

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

To fill out the adoption application for Gracie click here.
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Jilly
Florida
Jilly

Jilly- Updated bio 6/23/14 Jilly is a 8 or 9 year old yorkie mix (probably a maltese/yorkie) who weighs approximately 7.9 pounds. She is being fostered in Leesburg.

Jilly has been with us one whole month now and what a sweetheart she is. Jilly had her surgery to remove the mammary tumor a few weeks ago. The best news is that the biopsy on the tumor showed it was was benign. She may be prone to the tumors reoccurring, but at least it was not cancerous. She has a mature cataract in her right eye. She has no problem seeing and getting around. The vet believes she may even have some vision in that eye since it does react to light.

Jilly is house trained (she does not use a pee pad), she is a great eater, and such a good sleeper. She won't get up until her foster mom and dad get up in the morning. She gets along great with the other dogs, though she does not really play or interact with them much at all. She likes to gather up all the toys and place them in different doggie beds around the house. Then she will lie down in the doggie bed with the toys. Too cute..... Jilly is happiest sleeping on the bed with her mom and dad, but she is fine in the crate if need be. She has become her foster mom's shadow and follows her all over the house. She loves to cuddle and gives great kisses. She had a dental and lost a few teeth. Her breath is so much better.

This is one amazing, adorable dog. She really needs a stay at home person. She enjoys the fenced back yard and watching the squirrels and birds. She likes to go out to visit with them as often as she can. She wouldn't make a great companion for another dog, so she doesn't need another dog in the home. She is a people dog, and any person who adopted her would be getting the best little girl ever.

Initial Bio 5/23/14 Meet adorable Jilly. Jilly is estimated to be about 8 1/2 years old. She weighs about 7.5 pounds and is being fostered in Leesburg, FL.

Jilly was rescued from the Lake County Animal Shelter just today. She was founding wandering around a neighborhood a few weeks ago. Some kind people picked her up and seeing that she needed medical care turned her in to the shelter as a stray. She was full of fleas and in bad shape. The shelter gave her a total shave down, and then she was spayed. vaccinated, chipped, and released into our care a few weeks later. Jilly has a mammary tumor on one of her nipples that will be looked at and most likely removed when she sees the vet again on Tuesday. She already had some teeth pulled at the shelter when they did her spay, but her teeth need a good cleaning and polishing. Jilly has a severe cataract in her right eye and is most likely blind in that eye, however her left eye is perfect and from what her foster parents can tell she sees and gets around just fine with her one good eye.

Jilly is very new to us, but this is what her foster parents have learned so far. She gets along great with the other dogs in the house. She has either not discovered the cats or she is okay with them. We will know more later. She is very quiet and enjoys being held and cuddled and likes to give kisses. She follows her foster mom everywhere. Her foster parents are not sure if she is potty trained, so a determination can't be made on that yet, stay tuned. Don't let Jilly's age scare you away. She has already proven that she is not an old girl. When she was outside with the other dogs she was as spunky and as full of energy as they were. Of course, who knows what more we will find out about this sweet girl as she gets more comfortable and her real personality comes out. What we do know is that she is a real sweetheart and a very loving dog.

Hopefully after all her medical needs are taken care of, she will find her perfect forever home. Who can resist that face? Hopefully not you.

Watch for more information to come as we get to know Jilly better and find out more about her medical needs.

Adoption Pending

To date we've spent $361.94 on Jilly's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $0 in donations.
Please donate!

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

To fill out the adoption application for Jilly click here.
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Lilly
Florida
Lilly

INITIAL BIO 07/29/2014: Lilly is brand new to us and so far she has been a wonderful little girl. She is 8 years old but high energy and about 5 pounds. She is being fostered in Ft Myers, FL.

She enjoys cuddle time. She is very curious to check out her new surroundings. We will update as we get to know her better.

Stay tuned as we get to know Miss Lilly


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

To fill out the adoption application for Lilly click here.
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Miss Peanut
Florida
Miss Peanut

THANK YOU TO MISS PEANUT'S RESCUE ANGELS!

George Moore, Andrea Dyal

Initial Bio 7/15/14 Hi my name is Miss Peanut. I'm an adorable Morkie (Yorkie & Maltese). I'm 1.5 yrs old, weigh 5.5lbs. and I'm being fostered in Miami, FL.

I just came into UYR. My previous family was no longer able to take care of me so they contacted UYR for help. Although I'm new in FM & FD's home they say that I'm a good little girl. I love to cuddle and give kisses and I'm a total lap dog. I especially love hanging out on the couch all day. I'm a bit shy at first but that doesn't last very long. I like other dogs and ignore kitties. I'm also working on my house training. I go on pee wee pads but I'm not so sure about going on grass yet. hehe The perfect home for me will be an adult only home with a family that doesn't have to work long hours. I'm very loyal so I want to be with my family as much as I can. If you think we would be a match made in heaven, then please contact my foster family. They will tell ya all about me. Well, that's it for now. Luv ya! xoxo - Miss Peanut

Adoption Pending

To date we've spent $175.36 on Miss Peanut's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $200.00 in donations.
Please donate!

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

To fill out the adoption application for Miss Peanut click here.
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Petey
Florida
Petey

THANK YOU TO PETEY'S RESCUE ANGELS!

Nestor Sanchez, Andrea Dyal

UPDATED BIO 7/11/14: Hi! It's me, Petey!

Hi my name is Petey and I am approximately 9 years old and weight 4.5lbs. I'm a Yorkshire Terrier being fostered in Ft. Myers, FL.

I am a very happy boy and I am really working hard on my potty habits.

I like to be with my person and will play tough guy with my toys when the mood strikes me. I am getting closer to 5 pounds and foster mom is happy about that. Now that I just got my haircut I am really looking good, if I say so myself. The perfect home for me would be one that is calm with Adults only. Since I'm a tiny a tyke, I should go to a home with no children. Other doggies are OK as long as they are small too. I hope to find my furever home soon. If you think I'm the perfect little guy for you, please email my foster mom.

INITIAL BIO 4/21/14: Meet Petey! Petey is an (estimated) 10 year old 4.5 lb male Yorkie being fostered in Ft. Meyers FL. Petey sadly found himself at a local animal control shelter. He was brought in as a stray, and it looks like he's been on the streets for a while. His fur is matted, and he is very underweight, he should weigh at least 5.5 or 6 lbs. His teeth are also in bad condition, so he is getting a dental today.

Petey has only been in his home for several hours, but so far, he has shown what a good boy he is. He loves his foster mom and dad, and loves to snuggle on the couch or in bed. He gets along with the other dogs and cats. However, he is a bit nervous and insecure (who can blame him after being in doggie jail for a week!) and not thrilled to play with the other dogs, so a calm household with no children and only smaller dogs is optimal. Please check back soon more updates on this senior sweetie!


To date we've spent $390.60 on Petey's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $150.00 in donations.
Please donate!

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

To fill out the adoption application for Petey click here.
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Sailor
Florida
Sailor

THANK YOU TO SAILOR'S RESCUE ANGELS!

Jerry and Renae Sutley, Michael Davis, Catherine Hurlbut, Maryanne Ware, Nestor Sanchez, Andrea Dyal

UPDATED BIO 03/24/2014

Sailor is a 6 year old Yorkshire Terrier being fostered in Palm Coast, FL

Sailor continues to be a work in progress as far as housebreaking. He may have to wear a bellyband for the rest of his life when indoors. He is a very picky and very slow eater so his Foster Mom feeds him away from his fur brother and sisters so they can't take his food from him.

Sailor has suffered at least three seizures since being in foster care. There is no apparent "trigger" for these seizures and the vet feels no medication is needed unless they begin to get closer together so he is being closely monitored at present.

Sailor must have a full-time stay at home mommy because he seems to prefer females over males. (Smart guy!)

UPDATED BIO 02/02/2014

Sailor is approximately 6 years old an is an adorable but very timid little Yorkshire Terrier being fostered in Palm Coast, FL. When he first came into foster care he was very underweight at 5.8lbs. He has gained weight and now weighs 7lbs. Foster mom and dad have given him the nick-name of Mr. Big as he has certainly filled out. He does have a very sensitive stomach and foster mom has finally found a food that he is able to eat that does not upset his tummy. Due to his obvious lack of care in the past he has had to have most of his teeth pulled and now his little tongue hangs out one side of his mouth which just makes him even cuter.

Sailor has adjusted well to his foster home and loves his Foster Mom. He does not seem to like men as well as women. He tolerates men, but prefers a woman as his primary caregiver. He does not like to be held by a man and gets kind of upset. His forever home would absolutely require a female in the home, preferably between 40-60 years old so that they can chase after him if he escapes! If he has a chance to run out the door, he will, and he’s very fast with those long legs. Boy can he run ~ he may have been a Greyhound in his previous life!

Sailor’s foster parents are still working on housetraining since he marks in the house. Here are some details about what kind of home would be perfect for Sailor:

- A home with either a single woman or a couple – Sailor definitely loves women more than men.

- A home that understands that Sailor is a very, very sweet little boy, but also very timid, so a calm quiet home would be perfect. . He is fearful of loud noises, thunder and lightning and is very fearful of fireworks. NO CHILDREN PLEASE!

- A home where Sailor could just cuddle up next to you all day long; he also likes to sleep right next to his human at night, so move over and make room in your bed for Sailor.

- A home where there is stay at home mommy that can stay at home with him all day long and just give him belly rubs and snuggles.

- A home where Sailor could have a playmate around his age and size. Sailor just loves other little doggies like him. Especially girlie doggies!

- A home with a big fenced-in yard would be a big bonus since he loves, loves, loves to run and has discovered his love of chasing after squirrels and birds!


To date we've spent $947.58 on Sailor's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $235.00 in donations.
Please donate!

For more information, contact my foster parents at: leerobin05@gmail.com.

To fill out the adoption application for Sailor click here.
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Stitch
Florida
Stitch

Stitch- Updated bio 7/7/14 Stitch is a 10 pound, 9 year old amazing yorkie with a personality that doesn't quit. He is being fostered in Leesburg, FL.

Stitch is probably the funniest, most personable fellow ever. He smiles, talks to you, and can entertain you as long as you let him. Stitch will shake your hand, sit for a treat, and be as close to his people as he can get. In the month he has been in his foster home he has wormed his funny face and ears and his great personality into his foster parents' hearts.

He loves to run and play. He will chase toys and bring them back, but he also loves a good game of tug. Stitch really needs a fenced yard, because he looks at an open door as an invitation to have you play 'chase the dog' who is running as fast as he can. He would enjoy some older children to play with, as long as they remember to not let him near an open door. He would be fine being an only dog because he would rather hang out with his people then with his foster sisters.

Stitch is house trained, does great in the crate at night, through he would prefer to sleep with his people. He is in great health, with not a single thing wrong with him. He should have many many good years ahead of him. He may be nine years old on paper, but he looks and acts like a much younger dog. His foster parents did learn that Stitch does not like cats, so a home with a cat is not the right one for him.

If you would like to have this amazing pup in your life, please fill out an adoption application. Stitch hopes that the right family is out there just wanting to make him part of their family and love him forever.

Stitch Initial Bio 6/6/14 -- Stitch is a 9 year old 10 pound yorkie. His owners were not longer able to care for him and they sadly surrendered him to United Yorkie Rescue. Stitch is being fostered in Leesburg, FL.

Stitch just came into our rescue today. He is going to the vet soon for his vaccinations and heartworm test and to get microchipped. He probably needs a dental. So far he has gotten along with his foster sisters. But he barked at the cats, so he may not like cats. He was great in the car and walking on the leash, however his former owners said he is a runner, so a fenced yard is a must. Stitch would do fine in a home with children as young as 9 who understand how to be gentle with a dog, and know he cannot be near any open doors that lead to an unfenced outside area.

As we get to know Stitch more information will be coming. We do already know he loves people, is very friendly. and would make a great family pet. He seems to love attention and being cuddled.


To date we've spent $246.63 on Stitch's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $0 in donations.
Please donate!

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

To fill out the adoption application for Stitch click here.
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Sunshine
Florida
Sunshine

THANK YOU TO SUNSHINE'S RESCUE ANGELS!

Sandy Pagnotta, Andrea Dyal

Update 06/26/14: Hi my name is Sunshine and I am looking for my fur-ever home. I am a Yorkie/Silky mix and full of energy even though I’m about 9 years old. I go “bonkers” for any kind of food especially those special little biscuits I get. FM told me I was getting too fat and she had to cut back on those treats. I know where they are but she keeps them out of my reach. I weigh about 14 pounds and I am solid. I enjoy going for walks on a leash and playing with other yorkies my size. FM calls me Jekyll & Hyde but I don’t know why. Maybe it’s because I can get testy when people push me or try to get me to do things I don’t want to do. Aren’t humans like that too?

I’m Sunshine’s FM and she is precious and playful. She likes her belly rubbed and will talk to you while you do it. She is crate trained and mostly potty trained. She does well during the day but occasionally has an accident at night. She follows me around the house and she can be found where ever I am. She needs a person who knows how to be a “Pack Leader”. Prior to coming to me, Sunshine was the one in control and this led to some behavior issues. We have had a trainer working with us and Sunshine is much better and ready to find her new family. She will do best in a home without young children. Are you her fur-ever family?

UPDATED BIO 03/12/2014

Hello everyone! It's me, Sunshine here again with an update for you on how I'm doing. I am a happy, loving 8 year old Yorkie girlie who weighs 12 pounds, and have moved to my new foster home in Jacksonville, FL.

Because I'm a little larger than most Yorkies, I may be part Silky Terrier; but in either case I am told I am a very pretty girl!

I was with my former Foster Mom for almost three weeks and she loves me to pieces, but she is moving soon to a place where she can only have one dog, so that's why I moved to another foster home. FM says I am such a good girl. I am house-trained, but sometimes I "forget" to give Foster Mom my "signal" that I need to go outside. I am working on that but I LOVE LOVE LOVE to go outside in the SUNSHINE (Hey.....that's MY NAME!) and I will happily go out ANY time you will take me.

My Foster Mom also says I have BEAUTIFUL teeth which is unusual for small breed dogs, especially those who come into a rescue. One problem I do have is something called a luxating patella, but it doesn't bother me at all and I love going on my 1/2 mile walks every morning.

I am a very friendly girl! I love people and followed my former Foster Mom around all day. I am also curious and want to be friends with about every dog I meet. I am good with children and I loved my former Foster Mom's 10 year old granddaughter. When my day is done, I love to curl up in bed with Foster Mom and get snuggled in for the night. I am a good eater and I love to eat my kibble mixed with a little bit of wet food. Its hard for me to be patient while she mixes it up because it tastes so GOOD!

I like to think I was named Sunshine because I bring a ray of happiness and joy to everyone I meet. I'd love to be the "Sunshine" in your life.........could you be that special Forever Home I'm looking for? If so, please fill out an application for me......you won't be sorry!

UPDATED BIO 2/19/2014: Sunshine is an 8 year old, 11.5 lb (adjusted weight) Yorkie mix or Silky who is being fostered in Delray Beach. She had tumors on her that needed to be removed, and she had her surgery today. As was suspected, the tumors were common fatty tumors. They were completely removed, and she should have no additional issues! She also had a dental, and lucky her, she did not lose a single tooth.

Sunshine will have her sutures out in 14 days, and after that, she is ready to be adopted! Please check back for additional updates as we get to know this little lady.

INITIAL BIO:02/17/2014

MEET SUNSHINE! Sunshine is a pretty 8 year old Yorkie mix or Silky that found herself at a local shelter. She weighs about 13 lbs, but could gain at least 1 or 2 lbs. She gets along great with the other dogs and wants to play with them a bit, and seems okay with the cats.

Unfortunately, Sunshine has some tumors on her chest, putting pressure into her heart, which made her unadoptable to the general public. At this moment, we believe they are fatty tumors, but won't know until the biopsy is sent it. Dr. Michelle Durkee of West Palm Animal Clinic is going to do the surgery, so we know she is in great hands! She will be going in Wednesday for a full blood test and surgery. Please keep her in your thoughts.


To date we've spent $510.85 on Sunshine's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $60.00 in donations.
Please donate!

For more information, contact my foster parents at: yorkierescuemom@live.com.

To fill out the adoption application for Sunshine click here.
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Tater Tot
Florida
Tater Tot

THANK YOU TO TATER TOT'S RESCUE ANGELS!

Irene and Peter Havas, Andrea Dyal

UPDATED BIO 6/26/14: Tater Tot is an 11 pound bundle of Yorkie love. He just celebrated his 4th birthday on May 1, 2014 at his foster home in Davie, FL.

Tater Tot is an 11 pound bundle of Yorkie love. He just celebrated his 4th birthday on May 1, 2014 at his foster home in Davie, FL.

Tater was surrendered to UYR by his adoptive family because of his severe separation anxiety and potty training issues. They worked with him for a year, and they loved him very much, but they could not provide the full time home environment that he needs.

Tater has been through a variety of medical testing to determine the source of his excessive thirst and urination. All physical causes have been ruled out at this time, leaving the veterinarian to find that the cause is psychogenic. For some reason Tater's brain tells him to drink until as much as he can, and then he cannot possibly hold it all in for long. Tater

Tater suffers from severe separation anxiety, and he cannot be crated nor confined, both for the sake of his family's furnishings and for his own safety. Any confinement causes him great stress, and accelerates his drinking/urination problems.

Tater is also a known runner- even though he is treated like a prince in his foster home, he was recently caught digging an escape route under the fence!

With all of this said, Tater Tot is an absolute doll to have around. He is very quiet, and he loves nothing better than to sit on a couch or lap and watch TV. He walks on a leash like a true gentleman, and he desperately tries NOT to potty in the house.

Tater's foster family has been able to minimize his stress and manage his symptoms. While the issues may never be gone, after several months of patient effort, they are mostly under control. They have adapted Tater's environment to his needs, and he is now doing very well.

Tater is looking for a quiet, all adult household where at least one person is home most of the time. Most of his accidents happen when he is alone and stressed. If someone is with him, Tater asks to go out to do his business. He also responds well when he is told he has had enough to drink. Tater does not like to sleep alone, so he has found a good spot in bed with foster mom and dad. He sleeps peacefully through most nights. He tolerates other pets but does not really like to play, and sometimes he feels like he has to guard his foster mom from the others. He'd really like to be king of his own castle.Tater travels well in the car, and he adapts well to new surroundings, as long as his trusted people are with him.

If you feel that your home is the right one for sweet Tater Tot, please fill out an adoption application. Feel free to contact his foster mom with any questions!

Updated BIO 04/01/2014: Tater Tot is an almost 4 year old, 11 lb Yorkie boy being fostered in Davie, FL.

Tater was surrendered to UYR by his loving family because he was having extreme difficulty with being left alone while they worked. He was drinking excessive amounts of water, and he was unable to control his excessive urination. He also kept finding ways to escape from their house and yard into the busy neighborhood streets. Their concern for his well-being led them to make this difficult decision, and we were glad to welcome him back to UYR.

Since he has been back in his foster home, Tater has undergone several medical tests to find the cause of his excessive thirst and urination. So far our veterinarians have not been able to find any physical reason for these issues. The doctor is currently trying to rule out diabetes insipidus, using eye drops to see if they control his symptoms. Tater does seem to have severe separation anxiety, and he cannot be left alone for long periods. As long as his foster parents are home, he relaxes and alerts when he needs to go out. He comes up to Foster Mom, gently puts his paws on her leg, and runs to the door. He KNOWS what he’s supposed to do, but she or Foster Dad have to be there so he can tell them! He sleeps in bed with them, and he makes it through the night with no problem. He follows Foster Mom around the house all day, and that seems to keep him pretty well accident-free.

Tater is a known escape artist. He has no fear of traffic or big dogs so he needs close supervision and no access to the world outside his home unless he is in his harness and on a leash.

Tater is a sweet, loving little boy who loves to be picked up and snuggled. He doesn’t show any interest in toys and is only slightly interested in his foster brothers and sisters. Once in a while he notices the cats and decides to chase them.

Tater Tot is looking for a very special home- one that will help him manage is urinary issues with nothing but love and patience- he can’t help it, so his parents will need to make sure his environment is able to withstand accidents. He needs a quiet adult home (older teens should be fine) with at least one parent home most of the time. He does not handle confinement well, but he will go in a crate if it is absolutely necessary. His foster parents are working on using potty pads for him as well. Carpet and rugs would NOT be a good mix with this little guy! Tater would like to be an only dog, but he would be okay with a calm, kind fur brother or sister- no rowdy youngsters, please!

Tater’s forever home must have a fully fenced yard. His family said he used to dig out of their yard. Foster Mom’s fence is buried, so it hasn’t been a problem there. The house must be secure so that he cannot bolt out the doors. Tater is not much of a barker, so he might do well in an apartment or condo environment as long as he can be taken out as needed. Again, tile floors are a must.

Tater is a gem. He’s quiet, a little shy, and he’s pretty scared. He has been bounced around too much in his short life for things he can’t control. He’s looking for just the right family to give him a warm, safe, secure environment so that he can give them all the love he has to give.

If you think this home could be yours, please contact Tater’s foster mom, and fill out an adoption application.

INITIAL BIO 02/23/2014: MEET TATER TOT! He is a sweet 3 1/2 year old, 11 lb Yorkie boy being fostered in Davie, FL. Tater just came into rescue, so please stay tuned for more info on him as his foster mom gets to know him better.


To date we've spent $830.95 on Tater Tot's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $70.00 in donations.
Please donate!

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

To fill out the adoption application for Tater Tot click here.
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Tweety
Florida
Tweety

New Bio 07/25/14: I am 3 years and 9 month old and weigh about 9 lbs now. I have lost weight and now have a waist but I FM hasn’t taken me to get weighed since I arrived but I am in good health, I have had all my shots, I am spayed and better yet FM says housetrained.

I am settled in my new foster home, my fur sister met me at the door to show me the ropes and I follow her lead, we hang out together but don’t much like my furbrother because he takes my toys so I do prefer to be an only child. FM says I am soft, cute and quiet, except when I want to play with my toys. I drop my toy behind her to tell her I want to play. I love to go on walks and love to ride in the car to Lowes with my Foster Dad. I don’t like being left alone but FM says she never knew of a Yorkie that did and I do sit in my crate when FM and Dad have go out together. I listen to my FM and turn my head to hear her better – she says I am soooo cute except when I have an accident in the house which isn’t often. Although I hang out with my fursister I would like to be your only baby. I am 3 years and 9 month old and weigh about 9 lbs now. I have lost weight and now have a waist but I FM hasn’t taken me to get weighed since I arrived but I am in good health, I have had all my shots, I am spayed and better yet FM says house broke.

I am settled in my new foster home, my fur sister met me at the door to show me the ropes and I follow her lead, we hang out together but don’t much like my furbrother because he takes my toys so I do prefer to be an only child. FM says I am soft, cute and quiet, except when I want to play with my toys. I drop my toy behind her to tell her I want to play. I love to go on walks and love to ride in the car to Lowes with my Foster Dad. I don’t like being left alone but FM says she never knew of a Yorkie that did and I do sit in my crate when FM and Dad have go out together. I listen to my FM and turn my head to hear her better – she says I am soooo cute except when I have an accident in the house which isn’t often. Although I hang out with my fursister I would like to be your only baby.

Initial Bio 07/8/14 Tweety just came to United Yorkie Rescue today. She is a very sweet 3 year 9 month old 10 pound yorkie, who should weight closer to 8 pounds. She is being fostered in Seminole, FL.

Tweety's picture and bio coming soon.


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

For more information, contact my foster parents at: clong2@tampabay.rr.com.

To fill out the adoption application for Tweety click here.
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Willow
Florida
Willow

Initial Bio 07/11/14: Hi everyone! I am a sweet loving girl and although I only met my foster mom and dad yesterday, I already gave and received tons of kisses. FM said my name Willow is very pretty just like me!! We'll I guess Ill go in the house now and take a nap. I'll be back soon xoxo

7/10/14 Willow is a very cute 8 pound, 3.9 year old little yorkie girl being fostered in North Port, FL. Willow just arrived at her foster home today. Her picture and bio coming soon.


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

To fill out the adoption application for Willow click here.
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Tex
Georgia
Tex

THANK YOU TO TEX'S RESCUE ANGELS!

Sarah Northmore, Todd Loccisano, Aaron Veach

UPDATED BIO 2/24/2014: Tex is 10-12 years old and weighs 3- 4.4 pounds; he is being fostered outside of Atlanta in Suwanee, GA. Tex is very sweet and loving and very dependent. He is a little hard of hearing and he doesn’t see very well. Tex requires a lot of attention throughout the day and night. He has painful arthritis and a collapsed trachea both of which require daily medication. He loves being near his person, that’s for sure and does not handle separation very well at all. He panics and chokes whenever he is crated or left alone. Tex is very strongly bonded to one person presently and seems to prefer men. Tex would do best in a family where someone is home all or most of the day. He is with his Foster Dad almost all day every day. He is not completely house trained and must wear a belly band all the time. He generally does some of his business outside but not if the weather is inclement. Tex hates the cold and sleeps very close to his person all night either on the pillow, in the crook of an arm or under the covers. He gets along with other dogs and has no interest in cats.

Tex’s adoption donation is $195, and includes all vetting, spay, microchipping and lab work, in addition to the registration fee for registering her microchip into her new owner’s name(s). All of our foster dogs are fully vetted, altered and current on all vaccinations, including rabies. It is so seldom that the adoption donation will pay for the vetting costs these dogs so often need.

UPDATED BIO 08/19/2013: Tex is 10 years old and weighs 3.38 healthy pounds; he is being fostered outside of Atlanta in Suwanee, GA. Tex’ weight now is just right.

Tex is a loving companion and has completely bonded to his Foster Dad and is welcome to stay in his foster home as long has he needs in order for his forever family to find him. Tex gets plenty of love and lap time. He sleeps in the bed under the covers, or on FD’s pillow above his head. Tex hates being crated and it is the only thing that causes him to bark. Even then, Tex is nearly “bark-less”. When he gets excited, he gets a “coughing fit” instead; see, Tex has a collapsed trachea which is common in the Yorkshire Terrier breed. At this time, it does cause him to have a few “coughing” fits during the day, especially when he gets excited. He does not need medication right now for this.

Tex is very quiet and meows like a kitten or squeaks like a mouse when communicating. Due to his age, Tex has luxating patellas and arthritis in his rear hips, so he gets an anti-pain/anti-inflammatory Rx every day and glucosamine added to his food. He takes his pill like a good boy without any fuss. Tex has to go out to do his business every 2-3 hours. His bladder is very small and his thirst is very large; therefore, he wears a bellyband to mitigate those few times where he just can’t hold it. He generally wakes up dry in the morning though. Tex likes to be carried and to travel around with you. The world is a fascinating place to Tex.

Tex wanted to add his comments to what Foster Dad said: Here goes……………………

Hey Y’all, Tex here, well dang nabbit don’t that beat all. I think my FD has gone all soft on me. That’s ok with me though. He and I is like peas and carrots! I ‘speck I would get along with jes ‘bout anyone if they sit still long enough to give me a place to safely lay my head. I am shore excited.. .they is gonna take this here gol’ durn wire outta my mouth in the next week or two and then we can see ‘bout getting’ the rest of these here teefus cleaned and pulled. (NOTE: Tex arrived in UYR with a broken bottom jaw and it has been wired to stabilize it) It don’t affect my eating none though, but this here wire can sure be kinda prickly. I gotta hurry off and do some lickin’on this here FD of mine. I gotta make sure he knows how greatful I am by a lickin’on him every chance I gets. FD says I got a tongue longer than Mick Jagger, whoever that is. I don’t care. I ain’t á gonna compete with nobody. I’m just gonna get my licks in while I can. Y’all, I ain’t in no particular hurry, this is a nice place and I found me a couple of people to love, but I shore wish I knowed where my forever home was gonna be. I’ve got a lotta licks and kisses saved up for ya!

NOTE: Because of his small size, Tex cannot be adopted into a home with children under the age of 14 years old. Please, there are no exceptions to this policy.


To date we've spent $1078.88 on Tex's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $114.50 in donations.
Please donate!

For more information, contact my foster parents at: leerobin05@gmail.com.

To fill out the adoption application for Tex click here.
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Benson
Illinois
Benson

Initial Bio 07/14/14: Hi. I'm Benson. I'm a handsome 3 year old, 8 lb. boy who was surrendered by my owners because they said I wasn't getting enough attention when they had a baby. I started getting separation anxiety when they would leave so they thought a new home was something I deserved. I am healthy, neutered, and up to date on all my vaccinations. I would prefer an adult-only home...kids just aren't for me. Stay tuned as my foster mom gets to know me better!


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

For more information, contact my foster parents at: resqdogs2.

To fill out the adoption application for Benson click here.
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Izabella
Illinois
Izabella

THANK YOU TO IZABELLA'S RESCUE ANGELS!

Irene and Peter Havas, Cynthia Duranti

Update 06/02/14: Izabella had her spay & dental. She has 3 canine teeth left since the others were very infected & in bad condition. It is apparent to the vet that she had several botched up C-sections. When he went to do her spay her uterus just disintegrated. He also found a tumor the size of a golf ball. He said it was possibly caused by the bad surgeries. It was in a spot that would have been hard to remove with out maybe damaging a kidney so he left it alone.She is a very sweet quiet girl. She loves to eat & loves sleeping on a soft dog bed & blanket. She has never been on a leash so she would love a fenced backyard to roam around in. She loves to just walk around sniffing all the smells in the yard.She would do best in a home with adults that have a lot of love & patience to give. Izabella is 10 yrs old & weighs 9 lbs. She has beautiful red & brown toned fur. If you think Izzie is the girl for you please fill out the adoption application.

Initial Bio 05/08/14: Izabella Is 10 years old and weighs 8.8 lbs. She has a breeder release & has spent her entire life making puppies for her owners profit. She is a very shy & obviously neglected girl. It seems as if she has never been outside or has had any real human contact. She is very quiet & shy & does not seem to be bothered by her foster brothers & sisters. She has some very badly infected teeth & will be having a dental & be spayed on May 25th. She has apparently never been on a leash & she is not housetrained yet. She needs a quiet home with someone patient & willing to work with her. We will post more about her as we get to know her.


To date we've spent $915.06 on Izabella's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $50.00 in donations.
Please donate!

For more information, contact my foster parents at: dianecarter555@yahoo.com.

To fill out the adoption application for Izabella click here.
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Madeline
Illinois
Madeline

THANK YOU TO MADELINE'S RESCUE ANGELS!

Paula Shal, Cynthia Duranti, Esmeralda Martinez

Update 06/02/14: Miss Maddie has been doing well. She is a very sweet girl. She was skin & bones when we first got her & weighed only 4.7 lbs. Since having all of her badly infected teeth removed & the fistula from one of her canines had made a hole all the way through to her sinuses. That has healed & since her spay she now weighs 7.7 lbs. We may have to put her on a diet. Since gaining the weight she is a happy girl but her back knees are permanently bent because of a probable genetic defect. Her little short legs have a little trouble getting her up the stairs. She would do best in a home with adults that are home most of the time. She does not like a crate & would prefer to be by your side all of the time. A fenced yard would be best for Maddie also. Maddie is 6-8 yrs. old & weighs 7.7 lbs. Her favorite activity is napping by your side & she loves a good squeaky toy.

Update 02/06/14: Miss Madeline is wishing everyone a Happy Valentines Day. Madeline is doing good & is not really enjoying all of the cold & snow. She is 6 years old & now weighs 7 lbs. Since being spayed & having all of her rotten teeth removed she is enjoying life. She was very thin & you could feel all of her ribs,spine, & hip bones. She had all of her teeth removed. They were very infected & she still has a fistula into the nasal cavity because one of her teeth was very infected. she is healing well & enjoys soft food. she has filled out nicely & loves her person very much. She attaches very quickly to people & follows her FM everywhere. She would love to find someone who is retired or works from home. She needs a fenced yard & would probably do best with an all adult home. She likes other dogs & I'm not sure about cats. She is not a barker & is pretty calm & laid back. She loves the life of a pampered lap dog!! Maddie would like to thank Bridget & Chelsea for finding her & helping her get to UYR so she can have the life she has always dreamed about!!

Update 12/10/13: Madeline 5-7 yrs old & 4.9 lbs. Maddie has been spayed & had a much needed dental. She lost all of her teeth. Probably due to lack of care & a very poor diet. Her teeth were very infected at the gums & the bone. she had a fistula by one of the upper canines that were removed. Maddie will soon be recovered & looking for her dream home. She hopes to find an all adult home with someone that is retired or works from home. A fenced yard is a must. Please no small children as she is very small & timid. Maddie is a real sweetheart & would love to have someone to cuddle with on the cold snowy winter nights. No more wandering as a stray for this sweet girl!!

Initial Bio 12-01-13: Madeline (Maddie) Is 6-7 years old and weighs 4.6 lbs. She was found as a stray in Arthur,IL. Arthur has many Amish puppy mills so it is thought that she came from on of them. Maddie was lucky; she was found by some wonderful caring people and kept safe warm and fed until she could come to UYR. She is a real sweetheart who would do best in an all adult home with no small children that live there or visit. She needs someone who is home most of the time to give her the love and attention she has missed out on in life. She will need to be spayed and have a much needed dental. She is quite a snuggler and loves to follow her foster mom everywhere. She will soon be looking for her furever home. If you are interested in Maddie please fill out an application.


To date we've spent $1704.47 on Madeline's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $75.00 in donations.
Please donate!

For more information, contact my foster parents at: dianecarter555@yahoo.com.

To fill out the adoption application for Madeline click here.
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Desi
Indiana
Desi

THANK YOU TO DESI'S RESCUE ANGELS!

Raye Mayhorn, Casey Savelli, Raye Mayhorn, Marsha Bernhardt

Initial Bio 11/18/13: Meet Desi. He is a FRAGILE little guy who weighs a tiny 2.1 lbs. He is estimated to be between 2-4 years of age. We are not sure of Desi's past, but it appears his jaw has been broken. Desi is a real sweet heart. He loves people and loves to cuddle. He has energy and is an affectionate dog, despite his size and condition. Foster mom says Desi has a lot of spirit and is hopeful that he has a bright future. Desi's vet recommends a 3 pound weight gain before he can be considered for adoption, so in the meantime, please keep Desi in your thoughts and prayers. A donation in his name would also be appreciated.


To date we've spent $1176.29 on Desi's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $395.00 in donations.
Please donate!

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

To fill out the adoption application for Desi click here.
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Henri
Iowa
Henri

THANK YOU TO HENRI'S RESCUE ANGELS!

Sandy Pagnotta

Update 06/02/14: Henri is just getting old, his kidney levels were a little high, get him to drink lots of water I was told. He has dry eye, so I have drops for that, he has really bad allergies so I have pills for that. Finding him a low protein grain free food is going to be a challenge I am up for....lol He collapses sometimes just for no reason, that is just strange, but nothing was found to explain why. Just old age. Poor old guy. He said to watch hi. For the next 30 days. Since I have pills for him I will take him to the pool with us and he can hang out with Evan and Dobby without itching like crazy from the grass.

Initial Bio 10/08/13: Hello, my name is Henri. I just turned 11 on 9/20/13. I have not been very happy for most of my life. I have been an only dog with people who were gone most of the time. I was LONELY! I really want brothers or sisters, I love children, they give me lots of attention. I will go potty outside, you just need to make sure I get outside.

I have been in my foster home for a few days now, and doing very well. It is in foster I learned that I do not like to live all by myself. I need a family. This is my wish for the Holidays, to be with a real family that will love me and that I can love.

Love, Henri


To date we've spent $185.37 on Henri's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $10.00 in donations.
Please donate!

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

To fill out the adoption application for Henri click here.
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Teddy
Iowa
Teddy

Update 04/10/14: While Teddy is good with other dogs and children, he needs a quite home, maybe with a retired couple or person. He growls like he is going to rip you apart, but never EVER bites....he just makes noise.... I have done everything under the sun to test him on the biting, willing to take one for the team to find out his breaking point, he has never bitten me. He does not like having his butt shaved....lol But still just made a bunch of noise....does anyone know of someone who wants a very cuddly 9 year old sweetheart have them contact me please!

Initial Bio 03/31/14: Hello, My name is Teddy. I was just rescued today by United Yorkie Rescue. I am being fostered in Urbandale Iowa. I can not tell you how happy I am to be back in a home environment, I have been sitting on my foster moms lap since we got home. I was very happy to meet my foster fur brothers when I first got here, we were all I wagging our tails. So far things are going well, I have been here for about an hour so far. My foster mom will surely be teaching me how things are done here, like how to share her lap, how to let her know when I need to go potty and all the other things my foster brothers seem to already know. My birthday is March 19th 2005. Happy Belated birthday to me. My belated birthday wish is to have a forever family very soon! I would love to be with people most of the time, that way I won't get lonely.

Love, Teddy


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

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

To fill out the adoption application for Teddy click here.
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Winston
Iowa
Winston

Initial Bio 07/18/14: Hello my name is Winston. I am a year old handsome fella in need of a lifelong forever family. I have a lot of puppy energy still, but I am very smart, and have been through some obedience training. You just need to know how to keep up on my education so I will be happy, because I would love making you happy.

I sometimes try to take control of my surroundings, but my foster mom and foster fur brothers have been teaching me that I need to know my place. Sometimes I try to nip at people, but no one in my foster home is letting me get away with that. I just get jealous if I don't get all of the attention from my foster mom.

I need a family that can give me a lot of attention, and can teach me what is expected of me, and where my place is in the pack. I learned after only one day how to wait my turn at dinner time, I am last.... I learned after a few days not to charge out of the door when someone is leaving or coming in, I am told to sit and stay in a firm but not mean voice. I like kids, but would not do well if they try to crab me. If you would like to help me grow, please let my foster mom know!

Sincerely, Winston

I've Been Adopted!

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

To fill out the adoption application for Winston click here.
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Benji
Massachusetts
Benji

THANK YOU TO BENJI'S RESCUE ANGELS!

Todd Loccisano, Todd Loccisano

Initial Bio 01/01/14: Benji is a Hurricane Katrina survivor who lost his owner and was taken into rescue. He was found to have heartworm disease and successfully underwent treatment. Benji has a seizure disorder that is easily treated with an inexpensive medication. He does require a limited diet of Prescription dog food Hill's I/D and a spacer ball to be placed in his food bowl to slow his eating. Eating too much and too quickly can bring on a seizure.

Benji will need a securely fenced yard because he is a little escape artist. He enjoys basking in the sun and perching on lawn furniture. He loves to be with people and will cuddle up next to them. He loves other dogs, but care must be taken to ensure he doesn't help himself to dog food that other dogs are consuming. He is fearful of loud noises, thunder and lightening and is very fearful of fireworks. Benji enjoys rope toys that are designed to help clean teeth, and he loves playing with a tennis ball. He loves to have his hair brushed with a very soft brush and to be cuddled and patted. He is a very , very good dog and he loves to be loved. He prefers covered cat beds to the traditional dog bed (it helps him feel more secure, particularly during rain storms). He is a little boy who due to his size would be better in a home with no small children.


To date we've spent $1386.73 on Benji's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $100.00 in donations.
Please donate!

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

To fill out the adoption application for Benji click here.
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Punky
Michigan
Punky

THANK YOU TO PUNKY'S RESCUE ANGELS!

Irene and Peter Havas, Raelene Bogard, Becca Larson

Initial Bio 06/18/14: Hi Everyone, I’m Punky the newest foster here in Michigan. My mommy had to surrender me to UYR due to her having complicated heart problems. She loved me very much but knew her health was declining. See my mom rescued me from a breeder 2 years ago and taught me how to love, run free and all the ABC’s of potty training. I’m just an itty bitty little one weighing in at 3 pounds and I’m estimated to be 8-9 years old. FM says I’m a complete sweetie that loves to sit on your lap, cuddle and give lots of kisses. I’m also completely house trained, no accidents coming from me! I get along great with my foster brothers and sister but not very fond of the cat. I go to the dogster today to get checked out and update my vaccines. My best forever home would be with no children do to my size.


To date we've spent $427.00 on Punky's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $75.00 in donations.
Please donate!

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

To fill out the adoption application for Punky click here.
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Sophia
Ohio
Sophia

THANK YOU TO SOPHIA'S RESCUE ANGELS!

Frances Nelson

Initial Bio 05/15/14: Meet Sophia! She is a 3 year old, 7 lb. Yorkshire terrier. She was surrendered by her owners who did not have enough time to spend with her. She is very playful, sweet, and gets along with well with others. Stay tuned for more on Sophia as we get to know her!

I've Been Adopted!

To date we've spent $123.58 on Sophia's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $20.00 in donations.
Please donate!

For more information, contact my foster parents at: jnicole1981@yahoo.com.

To fill out the adoption application for Sophia click here.
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Gibbs
South Carolina
Gibbs

THANK YOU TO GIBBS' RESCUE ANGELS!

Sandy Pagnotta

Update 07/14/14: Well it has been a couple of busy weeks. If they would have told me what a “Endoscopy/Colonoscopy Combo” was I would have hightailed it back to the Big Easy. I can tell you that wasn’t any fun, especially the prep. You don’t need the details. I guess they took biopsies at several places trying to find out what is causing all my problems. They also brought in an oral surgeon during the surgery to look at my teeth. They took some special type of X-ray or something that revealed where the abbesses were located. They found two serious problems that needed to be corrected.

Well last Friday I was back (like a bad penny) again. They went in and pulled the two bad teeth, and while they were in there they saw where the same problem was developing on the other side. You guessed it they took those out to prevent problems in the future. I am not sure I will ever get back in the car with foster Dad.

Well to sum this all up, the sore on my nose is almost gone, they found something in those biopsies and gave me some special medicine to stop the diarrhea, they found the right combination of antibiotics to fix the two different types of urinary infections and the rash on my back is gone. Boy did I have some bugs or what. I am not ready for a home quite yet but I am getting close. In about 3 weeks Dr. Perry and Dr. Henri should give me a green lite.

One sad note, they determined I am about seven years old not five. It’s a good thing I am not a girl because that would have upset me. Since I am a male that just means I have gone from a boy to a man.

I feel so much better and can’t wait to get to my new home. Please help, UYR has spent so much money to help me feel good. Donate:

6-26-14 Hello my name is Gibbs. I weigh 5.3 lbs. and live in Mount Pleasant SC (Charleston )

Well folks things did not go as planned. Dr. Perry has yet to determine what bug is causing all my problems. My diarrhea and the infection on my nose have not gotten any better. Next Tuesday (7/1/14) they plan to do a “Endoscopy/Colonoscopy Combo” whatever that is, I guess I will find out Tuesday. Poor United Yorkie Rescue, I bet they would think twice about bringing me under their wing if they had to do it over again. I guess all these test I have had and this one coming next Tuesday are breaking the bank. This is where you come in. Please help by going to this link above and donating so they don’t take all these tests back. I am so miserable and so want to run and play and just feel good.

Update 04/14/14: 4-11-14 Hello my name is Gibbs. I weigh 5.3 lbs. and live in Mount Pleasant SC (Charleston)

I was walking the streets of the Big Easy, enjoying the festivities of Fat Tuesday. Boy they sure know how to party in New Orleans. All of a sudden this really nice man picked me up and took me to a real nice place they call the New Orleans SPCA. I spent a long time there, it was OK. They poked and prodded me giving me shots and all kinds of stuff. I had this really bad abscessed tooth that was causing me to have big sore on my nose. They also said something about a galloping heart beat (whatever that is) I was feeling quite bad. Then I heard a rumor that they were going to euthanize me because no one wanted me because of my medical problems. I don’t know what euthanize means but it didn’t sound good.

The next day my new foster mom and dad from United Yorkie Rescue showed up and we went for a long car ride back to Charleston, better known as God’s Country. Now is when all the thing started to happen to me. I got a full body x-ray, something called an echo cardiogram, more shots, meds for a urinary tract infection, a cold which gave me a raspy voice, teeth cleaned and the bad tooth that caused all the problems was pulled. What a week. So now I am getting all the meds I need to get back to my healthy, handsome self.

Any way I am feeling much better and my infections should be cleared up soon. Dr. Perry says my heart is fine. One of my valves has a very minor leak but nothing to worry about. I would love to have a new home now that I am all tuned up and ready to go. My little brain is stressed from all this talking, time for a nap. Sir Gibbs the Great

INITIAL BIO 03/04/2014: MEET GIBBS! He is a 3-5 year old, 5.50 lb yorkshire terrier; he is being fostered in Mount Pleasant, SC. Gibbs will be seen by the vet tomorrow for his intake exam so please stay tuned for more info on him.


To date we've spent $3574.27 on Gibbs's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $25.00 in donations.
Please donate!

For more information, contact my foster parents at: Yorkies@NeumannGrp.com.

To fill out the adoption application for Gibbs click here.
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Ginger after

Ginger before
South Carolina
Ginger

Update Bio 07/13/14: My name is Ginger and I am ?? old. I now weigh in at a whopping 4.9 Lbs. I want you to know that that is quite an accomplishment as I weighed 2.9 Lbs. when I got to my foster home. I am jumping ahead a little so let me start from the beginning.

I didn’t write sooner because I felt so bad and didn’t look to good. I was rescued from a kill shelter in NC. My mom of many years had gotten very sick and was not taking care of me. Her family brought me to the shelter because they knew I would die if I stayed at home. I was not being fed because mom wasn’t thinking straight and she would forget to feed me. I can’t see because of cataracts or hear. I only have but one tooth so they can’t tell how old I am. I had lost most of my hair and could hardly stand. It was a very scary time for me.

Well after 8 of the 10 days I had left in the shelter my foster parents came from SC to rescue me. I was so upset I would not let anyone hold me but I would sometimes let them pet me before I would move away. I had such a head ache from bouncing off the walls learning my way around my new home. I did discover my bed and now that is my favorite spot. They feed me twice a day and give me almost anything I want. Foster Mom says I am a pig and will eat anything she puts down or anything I can steel from my 4 brothers and sisters. I am up to almost 5 lbs., I feel great, my hair is coming back and I get around the house much better but will only let mom hold me for a short while. It’s hard to trust people when you have had such a tough time in the past.

Well I have been vetted completely and had my one tooth polished (joke). Now all I need is a new home to be loved and live out the rest of my life. Please contact my Foster Mom for more information on how you can be the lucky one to adopt me.

INITIAL BIO 05-06-2014: MEET GINGER! She is a 12-13 year old female yorkie who weighs a very emaciated 3.7 lbs; she is being fostered in Mount Pleasant, SC. Please watch for more details on Ginger as they are known.


For more information, contact my foster parents at: Yorkies@NeumannGrp.com.

To fill out the adoption application for Ginger click here.
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TN Scout
Tennessee
TN Scout

THANK YOU TO TN SCOUT'S RESCUE ANGELS!

Sandy Pagnotta

Updated Bio: 5-7-2014 Scout is a 7 year old Silky Terrier. He is being fostered in Ashland City, Tennessee.

Scout is a wonderful boy! He gets along with other dogs, cats, and any person he comes in contact with. He enjoys snuggling, giving lots of kisses and likes to play. He loves to go riding in the car and he walks well on a leash. Scout has diabetes, but he doesn't let that hinder him. He takes his Vetsulin shots twice a day like a man! Scout is house trained and will bark at the door to let you know he needs to go potty. Due to the diabetes, he needs to go out frequently. The only time he has an "accident" is if no one is home for awhile and he cannot find a way outside. Scout is not "crate trained" and will get stressed out if you put him in one. Foster mom is working on teaching him to use the wee wee pads when no one is home. Scout also has cataracts, due to the diabetes, but gets around just like any full sighted dog once he is used to his surroundings. Scouts ideal home would be with a family who is willing to take consistent care of his medical needs and be home most of the time. He truly is a sweetie and has lots of love to give! He is waiting patiently for his forever home. Do you have room in your heart for this sweet boy??


To date we've spent $323.00 on TN Scout's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $10.00 in donations.
Please donate!

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

To fill out the adoption application for TN Scout click here.
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Texas
Baby

THANK YOU TO BABY'S RESCUE ANGELS!

Teresa Service

Initial Bio 07/25/14: Baby is a 2.85 lb. 4 year old yorkie that is being fostered in Grapevine, TX. Her previous owner was critically ill and could no longer care for her, so her family asked UYR to find the perfect home for her. We fell in love with her on first sight, as she is very sweet and affectionate and loves to sit in your lap. She is an active little girl and loves toys and playing.

She was an only dog in her first home and is very dominant. She would probably do best in an only dog household or in a household with one other more laidback dog. She does not do well with small children. She has a little separation anxiety, so it would be nice if she could go to a family that either doesn’t work full time or perhaps works from home part of the time. She is partially potty trained. She goes outside when taken and uses potty pads. She has had a few accidents since we have had her, but is doing much better.

She is having her teeth cleaned on Monday, 7-28-14 and we are addressing an issue with one of her knees. If you think you would be a good fit for Baby, please drop us an email.


To date we've spent $260.98 on Baby's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $10.00 in donations.
Please donate!

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

To fill out the adoption application for Baby click here.
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Lexie
Texas
Lexie

THANK YOU TO LEXIE'S RESCUE ANGELS!

Sandy Pagnotta

Update 04/19/14: Lexie is about to go back into training for her next steps. She's a sweet dog - loves adults and teenagers, but isn't good around young children with high energy. She seems to be very nervous around them and isn't on her best behavior. Lexie must be adopted into a home with only adults, and she needs to be the only dog. In this setting, she will thrive. Lexie's foster mom takes her to dog parks, but keeps her on a leash as she continues to work on her socialization skills.

Update 4/3/14: Lexie is being fostered in Austin TX. She is 8 years old, 12 pounds and needs to be an only dog in a household with no children.

Lexie's foster mom continues to work on her socialization skills with a trainer who reports that Lexie is one of the most clever terriers she has seen. Lexie loves to play, is housetrained (but you need to watch for her signal), is leash trained and loves to sit on your lap. Lexie is an active and loving little girl who needs a bit more work to make her a perfect companion. Please watch for progress updates on Lexie.

INITIAL BIO 09/09/13: Roll out the red carpet, ladies & gents, because we definitely have a super special gem here... Introducing Lexie!

Lexi is 8 yrs young and is being fostered in Texas. This sweetness of a girl is quite the entertainer! She has personality to the moon & back! I've only had her for 7 days, so I'm certain there remains much more to learn about lil' Miss. As she settles into her new surroundings & begins to express more, I will update my thoughts on her needs and what I think her best forever home would look like, but for now, here are a few things I've noticed:

She LOVES to play!! Can't stress this enough! She seems to prefer the ball, but she'll fetch, (and retrieve very nicely, dropping at your feet), any toy.

She definitely needs to be monitored (when outside in the hot weather) because she'll fetch endlessly, exhausting herself, & heat exhaustion can happen quick with terrible consequences. I always have water on hand when we go to the park & make her rest every 3 to 4 throws. She LOVES people, (she's an owner surrender, by the way, who reported Lexie exhibiting anxious behavior around young children, but I have yet to observe this).

She walks well on a leash, is housebroken (she always goes to the door, but you must be observant of this bc it's her only que), she barks when someone is on the porch, but not otherwise. Her favor spot is on your lap and she likes to be touching you when it's time for sleeping.

She is my permanent shadow at the moment. This may change as she feels more relaxed & comfortable with the changes. Her recall at the dog park is pretty good after only a week. I always have training treats to reward when she responds. Usually, however, she's either chasing her ball or begging you to chunk it, so recalling her isn't necessary. At this point, there is only one issue that I see & that is that she will probably need to be an only dog. She has exhibited dog aggression over her toy/ball, whomever's lap she's in, & on occasion, even the couch. I've seen her advance towards a dog to defend whatever territory she believed to be threatened. She seems pretty adamant with this behavior, so I'm not sure, at 8 yrs old, it'd be likely to change.

Other than that, Lexie is an outstanding girl. She's a true joy & gives so much... Whoever is lucky enough to adopt her will fall completely in love! I have no doubt because I'm skipping down that road after 1 short week. Stay tuned for more to come...

For questions about Lexie or to apply for her adoption, please contact Heather: frankdheather@gmail.com


To date we've spent $987.31 on Lexie's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $65.00 in donations.
Please donate!

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

To fill out the adoption application for Lexie click here.
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Mandy
Texas
Mandy

Initial Bio 07/01/14: Mandy found herself handed over to rescue when her owner died. She was moved around a few times and landed in the arms of UYR. She's an absolutely sweet little girl who will be six on July 8. She's very healthy, perfect blood tests, and no heart worm, which can be a big problem in Texas. Mandy loves people, and will be happy to be by your side. She loves to go on walks and play with squeaky toys! Mandy is a big girl, 19 pounds, and the vet thinks she'll be better about three pounds lighter. Just think of it as having that much more love to give. Mandy gets along with other dogs, and I'm guessing children, but we haven't tried that yet. It doesn't appear that cats are a problem, but we haven't had the opportunity to know for sure yet. What we do know is that she is housebroken, loves to give kisses, wants a furever home. Does Mandy sound like the perfect companion for you? Please fill out an application to adopt if so. Mandy will be a happy pup.


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

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

To fill out the adoption application for Mandy click here.
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Daphne
Wisconsin
Daphne

THANK YOU TO DAPHNE'S RESCUE ANGELS!

Sandy Pagnotta, Amy Gill, Diana Shoykhetbrod, Michele Gonsalves, John Sauser, Michelle Lingle, LaVerne Dissmeyer, Patricia Lingen, Sandra Wendt, Christie Rider, Rosalie Tenorio, Paul Sherman, Diane Stout, Sandy Pagnotta, Stephanie and Behnaz Memarzadeh, Cynthia Duranti, Denise Brigham, Cheryl Helley, Amanda Fletcher, Julie Sczesniak, Nancy Carney, Carol Gostomski, Susan Kornatowski, Taffi Loving, Kimberly Golter, Sandra Wendt

Update 07/29/14: Daphne had a major set back last night. Around 10pm, she started getting very wobbly. She began walking funny and falling over. On our way to the after hours ER, it was obvious that she was having a lot of trouble controlling her body. Because she had just had her meds and a bit of Karo syrup - just in case it was connected to her blood sugar issues, I was fairly confident that the episode was bigger. They immediately took her blood sugar and determined as I suspected, it was fine. They then ran a blood panel and checked her ammonia level. The results came back quickly and showed that her ammonia level was over 500, the electrolytes were low and her potassium levels were concerning. By the time she was officially admitted, she could not see and was basically "in a coma" according to the vet. Through the night, they worked to get her levels corrected quickly to give her every chance possible to reverse the neurological issues they were seeing. I got an update at 2:30 that she really hadn't moved much and that they were continuing Laculose enemas to help bring the ammonia levels down in her blood. By my next call at 6, Daphne was up and walking around and eating a bit on her own. Her gait remains clumsy, but it was great news to hear that she had improved that much. Daphne will likely remain in Emergency Care until tomorrow so they are able to keep her IV treatments going and to ensure that she is stable enough to continue the slow process of recovery at home. Please keep Daphne in your thoughts today and thank you for your support.

Update 07/23/14: Daphne has had a little set back. Over the weekend she wasn't acting right. Monday brought vomiting and diarrhea and then a trip to the vet. They took several X-rays and concluded what I had feared, that she had eaten some of the plastic on her pee pad and it was causing her problems. Daphne spent the rest of the day with the vet being observed and getting fluids. The plan is to see if she improved over the next day. If not, she would need to go back in and have the plastic removed from her stomach. It is Wednesday and so far so good. Although I haven't seen any of the plastic, she is now eating well without vomiting. We are hoping tomorrow will bring more good news.

Update 07/15/14: Daphne is recovering from her extensive surgery well. Her incision looks great so she will be getting her 20 staples out this Thursday. Although we will not know for a while if the surgery was a success, we did get wonderful news...the results of her tests came back. The culture to check for infection came back clean and her liver biopsy results show the only issue going on with Daphne was the liver shunt. This is fantastic news. We never thought there were more conditions to worry about, but United Yorkie Rescue is very careful to have our dogs checked out thoroughly. Thanks for checking in!

Update 07/04/14: Daphne had a large shunt on which the surgeon put on an ameroid constrictor. The bladder stones were much smaller as a result of proper medicaion. They were more like grit so the surgeon was able to squeeze her bladder and express the stones out through her urethra rather than having to physically go in and remove them. Her bladder was then flushed out and a culture was taken to test for any possible signs of bacteria left behind. They also took a biopsy of her liver - we should have the results back in the next few days. Because things were going smoothly, they were also able to spay her at the same time.

The concerns now are that the vessels are so tiny in her liver and that those vessels will not be able to handle the blood flow and that once the blood is re-routed through them, new shunts will form. Only time will tell...Her body temperature was cold so they had her in an incubator where there were warm air blowers and warming blankets to help her temperature regulate. After surgery, her red blood cells were low and there was talk about her needing a possible blood and plasma transfusion. Her blood sugars were high after surgery, but that was expected.

Last night, Daphne was up and down. She was not doing well, so the decision was made to go ahead with the blood and plasma transfusion. With her body being so fragile after 3.5 of not having the right diet or having her medical needs met, she is having a rough time post-surgery. There was hope that Daphne would come home today, however she is not well enough. Our hope is that she rallys today and can come home over the weekend to begin her long slow recovery.

How can you help? We knew that the liver shunt surgery was going to be expensive. United Yorkie Rescue does everything in its power to give dogs a chance at life, so the decision to go ahead with the blood and plasma transfusion was an easy one. Daphne needed it to live so she got it. Any donations are greatly appreciated as are your continued prayers and support for this special little girl.

Update 07/03/14: Daphne is out of surgery and is in critical but stable condition. They were able to do the shunt surgery and only time and a lot of good luck will tell whether it is a success. The other vessels are so tiny that there is some concern that they will not be able to handle the blood flow. Keep sending her positive thoughts as she enters the healing phase. Because Daphne tolerated the surgery well, they decided not only to spay her, but they were arable to remove the bladder stones easily as the meds worked and they had quite reduced in size. Daphne has a long road ahead of her before she can be adopted out. For now, she will be resting and getting stronger. If you are able to contribute to her care, she would much appreciate it. Any amount is a blessing! Stay tuned for updates...

Update 07/02/14: Daphne will see the surgeon first thing tomorrow morning. If all goes well, she could be in surgery as early as tomorrow afternoon. Please keep Daphne in your prayers as she heads into this life changing surgery. Stay tuned!

Update 06/29/14: Daphne is doing very well. A big thanks to everyone who has sent well wishes, donations, and suggestions to get her eating consistently. She is getting close to the strength we want her before surgery. Right now we are in the final stages of working with the surgeon to determine the best time line for a successful surgery. We are thinking that her surgery will be in the next few weeks. In the meantime, she continues to be my snuggle buddy! At this point, I am leaning toward finding a home for Daphne where someone is home most if not all of the day. Because of her blood sugar issues, it is very important that she eats several small meals during the day and is monitored for low blood sugar. Well, those decisions are a ways off at this point. Right now we are trying to focus on getting her in the best possible condition for surgery. Thanks again for your continued support!

Update 06/12/14: Daphne is holding her own. Although she is not willing to eat on her own, I have been able to get enough food in her to allow her to actually gain some much needed weight. Daphne will require a life-saving expensive surgery very soon, without it, she would not be able to survive. It is crucial that she regain as much strength as she can so she is in the best shape possible for her surgery. At this time, we do not have an exact date, but have been told it should be before the end of June. Thank you for checking in on this special little girl!

Update 06/07/14: Daphne's day today was not as good. She did not eat on her own today, I had to syringe feed her. The good news for today is that I did take her in to be weighed and she is up a bit from 2.4. Tonight we struggled with keeping anything down. I hope things settle down for her tonight.

Update 06/04/14: Wednesday June 3, Daphne had a great night last night. She ate well own her own at 10 pm and again at 2am. She slept on my pillow the rest of the night greeting me with a big LOUD stretch at 6! We then got up and she ate a huge breakfast on her own and then we spent a few hours rocking in a chair on the porch. Although she is having a good stretch, I am well aware each hour could be different until she is stabilized after surgery. In the meantime, we will enjoy and celebrate each step forward! Stay tuned!

6/1/14: Daphne came home from the hospital yesterday. She is still very sick, but at a good point where they think with her cooperation, she will do well during the 2 week time she was given to become a better candidate for successful surgery. Daphne's main problem is that she is not eating. The Vets at the University Hospital in Madison, WI said that she is no longer on any specific diet. She is to be offered anything and everything to try and get some weight on her. Because of her drastic weight loss over the last few weeks, she has become quite weak. She was at 3.8lbs and is now 2.4. With some luck, we will get her weight headed the right direction. For now, she is being offered A/D and sweet potatoes. Last night, she ate 2 pieces of mango - she does love her fruit! I only wish fruit was higher in calories!! As always, please keep little Daphne in your prayers. She has a long, hard, expensive road ahead of her. Thank you for checking in on this little girl!

5/30/14 4:00pm Daphne did well over night at the University of Wisconsin, Madison Veterinary Hospital. They were able to get fluids and meds in overnight as well as prepare her for her CT scan this AM. I received word around noon that she was finished with the scan but was slow coming out from under anesthesia. Although this is considered common for dogs with liver shunts, it still is a cause for concern. She had the best care - her "nurse" sat with her and rocked her after the scan (and actually most of the night too!). Around 3:00pm today, radiology contacted me with the results of the scan. Daphne does have a liver shunt. If there is good news to be had it is that she has one big shunt and not several smaller ones. This means that she is a candidate for surgery! They also found several small bladder stones which will need to be removed during surgery. A urine sample showed that she had blood in her urine - that along with the fact that they have determined that she has hypoglycemia which was probably the reason that she was having seizure and coma type episodes in the past. It was also determined that her ammonia levels were very high - another indication of a liver shunt and she has a huge urinary tract infection. With all of these things, the recommendation was that Daphne stay another night in the Hospital so they are able to give her the best possible chance. Right now, Daphne is scheduled to come home tomorrow morning - as long as she continues to improve.

The most difficult part to hear was that Daphne was very close to dying. Daphne has a long uphill battle ahead of her. She is a proven fighter. With limited medical care prior to coming to rescue, Daphne has proved over and over again that it is not her time to go. What are the next steps? The surgeons want to give her 2 weeks to try to reduce the infection and see if we can get her stabilized and stronger for surgery. Thank you very much for any prayers and donations you can offer for this little girl - she is worth it! Stay tuned for updates tomorrow

Initial Bio 05/29/14: Meet Daphne, a 2.4 pound, 3 year old girl who just came into rescue. Daphne hasn't been in rescue long, she is currently in the emergency room at the University of Wisconsin Vet hospital. Daphne has a suspected liver shunt that has resulted in several seizures and a coma in the past. She has a huge infection some where, is anemic, has severe dental disease and a grade 3 luxating patella on her left rear knee. All of this is in addition to the liver shunt! Poor little girl. Her past medical records prove that she is a little energizer bunny.... With all she has been through, she wants to live. Daphne will be available for adoption after all of her medical needs are met, but for the time being, she will remain in rescue. Daphne's medical bills are expected to be quite high. If you are able to help out with any size donation to give her a chance of life without feeling ill or pain, it would be much appreciated. Stay tuned for updates as we figure out where to go from here.


To date we've spent $6326.54 on Daphne's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $1895.00 in donations.
Please donate!

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

To fill out the adoption application for Daphne click here.
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Kaden
Wisconsin
Kaden

THANK YOU TO KADEN'S RESCUE ANGELS!

Sandy Pagnotta, Todd Loccisano, Erlinda Lopez, Paul Sherman, Diana Shoykehtbrod, Fred Bertheas, John Sauser, Tamara Speelmon, LeNora Armbruster, Maureen Martinek, Sonia Laboy, Susan Kornatowski, Craig Seal, Bonnie Vaupel, Brittany Adams, Julie McMichael, Irene and Peter Havas, Clara Molina, Michele Gonsalves, Michelle Lingle, Roland Morosse, John Pitrelli, Suzanne Rieger-Kligys, Mark Richeson, Natalie LaBayen, Diane Stout, Diane Mathys, Signe Johnson

Note from Foster Mom: I will only be accepting applications within a 12 hour round trip from my home, in Sheboygan, WI, and to the State of Arizona. I have family there, so I visit 2 to 3 times a year. I also have two previous fosters adopted in AZ.

Kaden also needs someone who is home, or can take him along when they leave.

He is very tiny, so no children under 16, living in the home. Exception may be made depending on the child/children. If children visit, there needs to be careful supervision.

Update Bio 05/09/2014: Kaden is a 7 month old, 2# 12 oz. yorkie boy. He loves being outside, and today it's another beautiful day in Wisconsin!

Kaden's liver biopsy came back normal...what that means is, he only had the one large shunt, which was fixed, and No Microvascular Dysplasia!

His liver is normal, with nice size vessels running thru it. His other organs are also normal.

Kaden is eating The K/D prescription mixed with 3/4 teaspoon of a flavorful canned food, and he is eating great!

We don't know why, but he will not drink water. I mix some in his food and also give him some with a syringe, to make sure he stays hydrated. His previous foster mom & family live in IL and I am in WI...maybe there is something that's not appealing to him, in the WI water... :/) He does go and sniff at every bowl, as to which I have 5, but won't drink.

Kaden has been pottying & his "duty" outside...but will use the potty pad if I don't get him out. This morning it was raining, so he used the potty pad.

He seems a bit constipated today...the food I'm mixing in his K/D might be the reason. He is passing stool, but firmer and not has much. If it hasn't resolved itself by tomorrow, I will speak with my vet.

Updated Bio 05-03-14: It's me Kaden! Today, I turned 7 months old, and I weigh 2 lbs. 12 oz. - I need to gain a little weight. I made it through my Liver Shunt surgery with flying colors! I was also neutered and had 9 deciduous teeth pulled.

I'm a snuggle-bug & a big kisser, so be ready! Foster mom's 4 dogs & her other foster Scout are fine with it.

Right now, I don't know about going potty outside, but I do use the potty pad. Foster mom wants to teach me to do both.

As foster mom gets to know me better, she will update my bio.

Yorkie kisses!

Kaden

Initial Bio 04/30/13: Hi it's Kaden. Remember me? I came to UYR as a 3 month old puppy, then I was adopted by a great family, and now I am back. A few weeks ago I went to the vet to be neutered and the doctors were suspicious that I had a liver shunt. I went to a specialist who did some blood work and an ultrasound. They saw the same thing too. My best bet at a long, healthy, and happy life is surgery. I am 6 months old now and the prognosis for a little guy like me is usually good, but because I don't even weigh 3 lbs. there are risks involved. I am hoping to have surgery this week, so please say a prayer for me and if possible, a donation towards this expensive surgery would be a big help to UYR. Thanks in advance. Xoxo Kaden

To donate to Kaden's care, Click Here.

To read more about liver shunts, Click Here.

Adoption Pending

To date we've spent $2719.65 on Kaden's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $865.00 in donations.
Please donate!

For more information, contact my foster parents at: wendys4yorkies@yahoo.com.

To fill out the adoption application for Kaden click here.
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Opal
Wisconsin
Opal

Initial Bio 7/26/14: My name is Opal and I am a sweet gem of a girl. I am about 9 years old, weigh 10 pounds and have spent my first weekend out of the shelter at the Emergency Hospital because I have pneumonia. As if that weren't bad enough, I have teeth that need to come out and mammary tumors which will need to be removed too. Foster mom says surgery will need to wait until my lungs are clear. Please watch for updates on me. I've got a long road of recovery ahead!


To date we've spent $1557.95 on Opal's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $0 in donations.
Please donate!

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

To fill out the adoption application for Opal click here.
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Peanut
Wisconsin
Peanut

BIO Updated 6/27/2014

Hi Peanut is my name and I'm looking to adopt a new owner. Don't let the name Peanut fool you as I'm a healthy 14.9 lb. 3 year old smart and self -assured Yorkie mixed girl looking for a new owner. I have a hardy appetite and love to go for long walks. You can rough it up with me when we play. I like nothing better than to have my foster mom throw my toys so I can run and fetch them. And there's nothing like a good tug of war with my pull toy. Although soft toys are out of the question as I like to shred them up. I can't help myself when it comes to plastic bags or paper left laying around or in my reach I just have to shred them up to bits too. I guess I'm into recycling but I am learning and trying to curb my enthusiasm. I don't like to be penned up or put in a crate either I'm just too outgoing for that. Another habit that I'm working on is to stop licking the bottom half of doors I think it might be like nail biting in humans. Don't ask why I do that it's just a habit I picked up along the way. I am working on trying to stop though. I try and be a good girl and go outside when it potty time but sometimes I have accidents. My foster mom said I'm getting better at it though. I'm good around other dogs and children and I love to sleep in bed at night with my foster mom. I also like to nap on any available human lap or snuggle up next to a human body but please don't move your feet to fast and startle me if I'm sleeping cause I've been known to nip. So if your a human looking for exercise and some mental stimulation then I'm the gal for you.


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

For more information, contact my foster parents at: debra.ross@usbank.com.

To fill out the adoption application for Peanut click here.
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