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

THANK YOU TO ASTRO'S RESCUE ANGELS!

Adrienne Talbert, Aaron Ko and Jenny Kuang

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 $465.00 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

THANK YOU TO PRESLEY'S RESCUE ANGELS!

Holly Stavis

Update 09/19/14- Hi everyone, Presley here. It has been 6 months and I am still with my foster momma and sister. I love it here but would love to find my forever home. I had a few people interested in adopting me but they weren't quite the right match. I am hoping that before Christmas I can have my forever home and spend my first holidays with them. I am hopeful and keeping my paws crossed.

Update 04/23/14: 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 $3.50 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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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, Donna Parrish, Joni Gutchen, Irene and Peter Havas

Update 09/21/14: Annie is a 6 y/o, 14 lb Female Silky Yorkshire Terrier being fostered in The Villages, FL.

Hi Everyone - Annie here! Well, after all that surgery and stuff, I'm finally free and able to run and play like everybody else. Phew! I've moved into a new Foster Home in The Villages, FL with a resident Yorkie named Charlie and a resident African Grey Parrot named Bogie. Bogie has learned my name and keeps calling me and asking if I want to go for a walk or tells me to go get the ball or tells me to sit. At first, I was going a little nuts, but now I've learned all his tricks and just ignore him, just like Charlie does.

My Foster Parents took Charlie and me to a park where we could run and play ball with other doggies or just sit and absorb the sun. What a great time I had. I sure did get my exercise. I do like to lay on the grass and work on my tan. My fur is growing in pretty good and FM promises I can get a pretty ribbon for my head soon. After all, I am a girl.

I don't think I'm supposed to tell you this because FM might get in trouble, but she and FD let me sleep in bed with them (and Charlie too). FM lets me sleep on my side right next to her and she cuddles me. It feels so great to have her arm around me. I don't think Foster Parents are supposed to do that, so don't tell anyone...

FM explained to me that some day I'll be leaving this home and go to my forever home where I'll have just as much fun and be loved just as much as I'm loved now. Will you be my NFM and/or NFD (New Forever Mom and/or New Forever Dad)? Till next time, Annie.

Update 08/22/14: Annie continues to get better and better everyday. On the down side her weight is up to 16 lbs but she has been sedated and on a no exercise restriction. On the bright side she is walking much easier without the rod in her leg. She is at the vet's today for a check up and we are praying to have her screws removed and have her released in another week. As you can see, she is getting very relaxed with her car rides and vet visits. Hope to hear from you soon!!!!

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 $994.00 in donations.
Please donate!

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

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

THANK YOU TO BELLA'S RESCUE ANGELS!

Bertha Torre, Francine Gipson, Carol Nelson, Rosalie Tenorio, Irene and Peter Havas, Mary Erwin, Carol Keogh

Updated Bio 9/15/14 Bella is a very sad, sick little girl. She is about 8 years old and weights 6.3 pounds. Bella is being fostered in Orlando, FL

Adorable Bella came to us yesterday and was not feeling well at all. She was very lethargic and not eating. She went to the vet this morning and she is a pretty sick little girl. She is severely dehydrated and suffering from pancreatitis. Her vet bills are already totaling over $1,000. Bella's former owner was unable to give her the care she needs and turned to us for help.

As is our policy, United Yorkie Rescue will never turn any dog away, so once again we are reaching out to you to help us help Bella. Please give what you can, even $1.00 will mean a lot to Bella.

We will keep you updated on her progress. Bella will not be available for adoption until we do everything we can to get her healthy, but you can submit an adoption application for her. Due to her small size, Bella cannot go to a home with children under 14 years of age. PLEASE HELP SWEET BELLA GET WELL.....

Initial Bio 9/14/14--Bella is an adorable little 8 year old female yorkie. She weights about 6.3 pounds.. She is being fostered in Orlando, FL.

Bella just came to United Yorkie Rescue, so we don't know too much about her yet. She appears to be a little timid, but very sweet. She is a little overweight, and needs to lose about a pound. She is already spayed, but will need to have all her vaccinations updated and a possible dental. She will be taken to the vet soon for all her vetting needs. In her former home they said she was very playful. Her foster mom expects that once she gets used to her new surrounding she will become less fearful and start to play with her new foster sister.


To date we've spent $601.45 on Bella's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $247.00 in donations.
Please donate!

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

To fill out the adoption application for Bella click here.
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Brody
Florida
Brody

10-1-14 Brody Updated Bio. Brody is a very sweet, 7 year old young fellow. He weights 11 pounds and is being fostered in Brooksville, FL.

Hi, It's me Brody. I just want everyone to know that I am doing great in my foster home. My favorite activity is lying on the couch and sitting around with my people. I would rather sit next to you or be on your lap on the couch than anything else. I am happiest just being next to you like your very own little couch potato. Guess you can say I'm a bit lazy. I'm not really interested in playing or going for very long walks, but I sure do love car rides and going places.

I like older kids, although I would rather they wouldn't pick me up and carry me all over. So maybe just an adult only family would be the best, but older kids would be okay too.

Just so you know, I want my people all to myself. I'm not fond of any other animals living in my house at all. I do not like to share my attention. I need to be your only little guy. It takes me a little while to warm up to strangers, but once I get to know you I am just fine and I will be your friend. I'm pretty much house trained only sometimes I need the wee wee pad at night. I have a little bit of anxiety at night and like to be in the room with my family. If you let me I will sleep on your bed with you, but I'm okay in my doggie bed near you. I'm a such a sweet fella, and if you would like to have me as your very own little guy to love forever, please fill out an adoption application and take me home with you. I'll be your best friend and greatest companion ever.

Brody-- Update Bio 8/16/14 Brody is a sweet, 7 year old fellow who weights 11 pounds. He is being fostered in Brooksville, Fl.

Brody wants to tell you a little about himself. Hi everyone, I'm Brody, one of the new kids in town. I don't really like playing with toys, I'm pretty much a couch potato and a great companion. I love people and kids, but I don't want to have to share my attention with any other animals. I would not be happy sharing my home with other dogs or cats. I'm fine if I meet you at the park or on the street, but my home belongs to me and my people and I need to be the only pet in your home. If you have fur and four feet, you can visit, but you can't stay. I love car rides and walks, though I don't like to be out too long. I am potty trained, but occasionally I might use a wee wee pad for nighttime. I am up to date on all my shots, and ready to go to my forever home. If you are looking for a dog that is yours totally, I'm your fellow. It will just be and you, mom or dad, or mom and dad, the rest of our days. Wouldn't you just love to adopt me and make me yours?

Brody--Initial bio 8/13/14 Brody is an adorable 7 year old, 12 pound sweet fellow. He is being fostered in Brooksville, FL. Brody just came to us today. His picture and bio coming soon.


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

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

To fill out the adoption application for Brody 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 08/18/2014: BROWNIE is an adorable 13 y/o Silky Terrier who weighs 12.5 lbs; he is being fostered in The Villages, FL.

Brownie is doing amazingly well! He has discovered all the lizards and frogs in the yard and is a great hunter! He loves being outdoors and going on walks. This is one active dog. He jumps over the threshold when coming into the foster home, and also loves to play with toys. Brownie gets along with both large and small dogs and also kitty cats. He is very easy-going and also 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.

Brownie especially loves his Foster Dad and recently FD had to go into the hospital. He missed him so much and liked to stay by the door that FD uses to come into the house. He was sooooo happy when FD came home that he gave him lots of kisses and stayed close to his side.

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.

Brownie 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!

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.

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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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, Holly Stavis

UPDATED BIO 09/07/2014: Cinda is an 8 lb 8-10 year old little girl who is being fostered in Miami, FL. Cinda is fiercely loyal and loves her foster family. She is housetrained and playful. She loves to go on walks. The only reason we can possibly imagine that this little girl hasn't found a home yet is likely because of her need for eyedrops twice a day. They cost about $40/month. Besides that, she is a wonderful little girl who would do best in a home as an only dog. (She prefers the company of humans to other dogs). She also prefers her owners and not a ton of strangers coming in and out. Once she gets to know people, she is better, but she gets scared when meeting people for the first time. She looks to her owners for comfort.

Anyone looking for a sidekick, Cinda is your girl.

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 $1293.50 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, Carol Nelson

8-25-14 Updated bio Clooney aka "Georgie Boy" here to tell you all about ME and my progress:

I am an amazing little fellow, about 5 years old. I weigh 6 1/2 lbs., which is a perfect weight for me. I am being fostered in St. Petersburg, FL. They still say I act like a younger, silly kid sometimes.

Foster Dad called me Georgie Boy a few weeks ago and my whole demeanor changed, I perked up and I came running! Needless to say, I like my new name best.

I sometimes do a zoomie or 2, or will show interest in toys, but now that I am up and running, I don't play with the toys as much. I follow Foster Mom like her shadow, I am nosey wherever there is activity :) ...indoors and outdoors ...and I like to be close to FOSTER MOM wherever she goes. I am a perfect "snuggle pal". I love car rides in the doggie car seat, going for walks, and swimming.... Oh! Did I say I love to swim???

I think all of the dog beds, FOSTER MOM's bed, or human laps in the house are mine for the choosing :)

I am friendly when I meet new people outdoors if approached appropriately, but if someone comes in the house unexpectedly, I have a very fierce growl and sometimes I bark a bit, too.

Foster Mom here: This handsome fella came into rescue as a completely matted and quite thin stray, fresh off the streets. His knees were crippled with severe Bilateral Luxating Patellas and he was not able to walk like a normal dog, he walked in a frog or crab-like manner with his rear legs drawn up under him, pretty much dragging his hindquarters. He had terribly dry skin and a very dull coat. He didn't know how to respond to kindness and love, and had some trust issues, fearful at times, or skittish. We believe it's possible that a male human being abused him as he's more fearful of most men or bigger boys, and he's occasionally fearful of strangers if approached too quickly. He's fearful when someone enters the home unexpectedly or quickly... and then comes his fiercest growls! He does not bite nor has he attempted to bite, but he may stand his ground ...or... try to skitter away, or run and hide for a short while under the bed, but once calm introductions are done he's quite friendly and loving...and your new best friend!! He is playful at times and much better able to move about since his post op surgery "bed rest" ended around the beginning of July.

We have 2 young cats and he can take them or leave them...or get in the middle of their rolling play, trying to boss them about. And he loves to steal some of their food, which is not a proper doggie diet and is discouraged. He will try to "bowl shop" from other pups...it is important to feed each in their own special place routinely, and observe them closely until all have finished their meals. He is playful at times and at other times a little fearful, and/or a bit skittish. His behavior improves almost daily. Allowing him his "space" and time to adapt to each new situation works well. He is beginning to trust people much more!

He has done beautifully well with his harness and leash walking skills. He loves his daily dental treats.

We continue to work with him on his potty skills, he will use a potty pad in the house and occasionally leave you a present of poop...But, he does also go outside on the leash, he just hasn't quite figured out how to ask to go out, and our frequently going out hasn't quite caught on yet with him, (he has a lifetime of habits to Un-learn BUT he is willing to please), so now we are working with treats as well as verbal praises as rewards.

Great News! Georgie is progressing well. In fact, his surgeon said he's doing Awesome. Our home has been very busy providing Georgie with physical therapy, stretching and deep tissue massages 3 to 4 times a day and we have added in his swimming exercises several times per wk in the last 6 weeks. Georgie enjoys all aspects of his therapy and often seems to go into a trance, or falls asleep with his massages. He loves to have his face, cheeks, ears, neck, head.... well...just about every part of him massaged, and relaxes quickly on your lap. He likes to snuggle close in our bed at night.

He is learning to trust more every day. He still fiercely growls when anyone comes in the house, especially quickly, it's his learned response method of protecting himself as he was never able to run away in the past because of his disabilities. So, he'd developed a very convincing bark and growls to warn others not to intrude into his "space". Continued, consistent use of lots of patience and soothing tones with Clooney-Georgie Boy will help him to continue to blossom with his trusting issues. Once he knows he is not in danger he relaxes quickly and quite nicely.

Georgie is a very smart little guy and he is quite resourceful. He has recently tried to slip out an open door in anticipation of meeting new people or in an attempt to follow you out -BUT since he was on the streets and was previously a running dog, so to speak, you have to keep a close eye on doors while anyone is coming in and out for fear that he might run, get lost, stolen or injured.

He is having a bit of a problem with swelling of his eyelids and the vet has a started new regime of medication while we try to rule out possible allergies, the medication is working fine right now. We are very careful to keep his eyes clean and free of matter and giving eye drops twice daily and soon we go back for a re evaluation. He tested negative for "dry eyes".

Georgie Boy will do best in a home with NO small children under the age of 14 to 16 and possibly even best in an adult only home. He should do well as an only pup in the family as well. He will need to continue with PT, stretches, deep tissue massages, and water (swimming) therapy. He needs to have to a doggie life vest while in the water.

Today he was groomed, and his groomer said he was such a good boy. She even complimented him on his very pretty teeth

Someone willing to continue his stretches, deep tissue massages, passive range of motion exercises, and water therapy on a regular basis... would be a great plus for him...His surgeon said his best chance of walking better and improving his hind quarter strength and muscle mass (also in his rear legs which previously had little muscle mass at all!) is for his therapy to be continued on a regular basis for several more months. It only takes a few minutes each session, and he loves it. We are looking for a special person who is willing to do this when he is adopted. He will always have some degree of contractures in his rear legs. We just want him to have the best chance for his final outcome. He walks well and can he ever run! He's visibly improved so much already. He has developed more muscle both in his hindquarters and his upper legs in just 6 weeks!! :))))

Georgie Boy (Clooney) is ready to find his forever new family (or person). Could you be that person lucky enough to find room for him in your heart and home??

6-26-14 Update: Clooney is a little 4.5 pound, 5.5 year old adorable fellow. He is being fostered in St. Pete. FL.

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 $3969.99 on Clooney's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $3316.00 in donations.
Please donate!

For more information, contact my foster parents at: TeaYorkie2@aol.com.

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

THANK YOU TO DAKOTA'S RESCUE ANGELS!

Dorothy Underwood, June Grieco, Lauren Moore, Brandon Crumpton, Jason and Jennifer Wood, Dakota Sorano, DeAnn Deutsch, Bonnie Bell, Paula Gehrke, Malena Cueva

UPDATE: 9/22/2014: Dakota is a small, 4.2 pound, female, 19 month old Maltese puppy being fostered in Clearwater, FL.

Today was her big surgery! As you may have read before, Dakota was from a "backyard breeder", had abnormal lab values, and was low on energy, leading the doctors to believe she had a liver shunt and needed surgery to live a long and healthy life. Dakota was shaking like a leaf this morning as FM waited with her in the office. It was sad to watch her be carried into the back, knowing this ordeal may be harder on little Dakota emotionally than physically, since she is so afraid of the world she doesn't know. The doctor just called this afternoon and said she did GREAT! He did not see a liver shunt and said once he was able to visualize her liver, it did not look under perfused, as would be the case with a shunt. He did take a biopsy to try to find the cause of her abnormal liver values. Dakota was also spayed today and will remain on her special L/D food while she heals and we wait for her results. It is possible she will need to be on her strict diet her whole life to make sure her liver is as healthy as possible and she will probably need to have her blood levels checked at least annually with her regular check-ups.

Dakota is still very attached to her FM and nothing else. This little lady has a one track mind and seems born to be "monogamous". When FM comes home from working all day OR even taking the trash out to the curb, Dakota barks, runs, jumps, rolls, licks, EVERYTHING in complete and overwhelming joy, so much so FM jokes she may be able to teach her how to do cartwheels and backflips. Dakota gets excited and barks when FD walks through the door but stays right next to FM and seems to be barking more of a warning than a greeting. If FD is petting the other little dog in the house, Dakota gets jealous enough to come over and try to steal the love. We know this means she is getting a little more accepting of men, ever so slowly. If FM is handing out kisses and pets to the other dog, Dakota will stand on his head and physically push him away to steal all of the affection. A similar scenario will occur with toys. When Dakota has one of her toys and the other pup wants to play, he will get a snapping snarl if he dares touch "her" toy before she is done. We're trying to teach her this is a bad habit, but she has not learned how to share and play well with others yet. It is adorable to catch them napping together. I guess since asleep, the other dog doesn't pose any threat to what Dakota may want, they will snuggle up pretty close sometimes and use each other as pillows. That is big progress for her!

Dakota is still terrible with a leash since her current home has a fenced in backyard and we have been working more on her confidence and health than leash training. She is completely housetrained. If Dakota has to go when she is inside (which is rare) she has used the puppy pad 100% of the time.

Dakota has to stay at the vet for a couple of days to make sure she is comfortable and starting to heal. Once she comes home, there will still be a lengthy recovery period from such a big incision on her belly. So far, Dakota would need a calm home with a female to be her rock. She would be fine with or without another dog in the home, but the dog would have to be small like her and tolerate her bossy nervousness. We will work more on leash training as she recovers, but at this point she would prefer a fenced area to go outside. I am sure she will slowly get more comfortable with the leash. Dakota is a super smart little girl!

NOTE: Because of her small size, Dakota cannot go to a home with children under 12 years of age. (No exceptions)

UPDATED BIO 09/15/2014: DAKOTA is a 4.2 pound, female, 19 month old, Maltese mix puppy, now being fostered in Clearwater, FL.

Dakota was one of multiple dogs bred by a "backyard breeder" to sell at a flea market. Typically the term "backyard breeder" refers to the breeding of dogs without registration and commonly narrowly breeding, or inbreeding, with the focus on looks as opposed to the health of the puppies.

When Dakota finally found herself with UYR, she was very scared of every little thing that moved or made noise including leaves, crickets, a gust of wind, etc. She was not at all house trained and seemed to be a little on the calm and sleepy side for such a young dog.

Realizing a young puppy should have much more energy, her first UYR FM had her suspicions and took Dakota to the vet for confirmation. Sadly, poor little Dakota has significantly abnormal lab values signifying a liver shunt. This means that there is a large blood vessel that bypasses the liver where the blood should be filtered before flowing out to the rest of her little body. Toxins then build up and keep recirculating throughout her body making her sick and tired and will cause death if not corrected by surgery. Now, Dakota is getting used to her new foster home in Clearwater while she waits for her big surgery on 9/22. She will have to stay at the vet for a few days to recover then will return home to continue healing for 6-8 weeks when she can have her blood tests to recheck her progress. For now, she is on a strict diet to ease the stress on her liver before surgery and getting some of her puppy energy back.

This little genius trained herself to puppy pads in TWO days! Since her move to her new foster home in Clearwater, she has only had one accident in the house and every other time has gone right out in the backyard. She has not gotten used to being on a leash at all, but we have plenty of time and so much to learn, so that practice will be saved for later. Dakota attaches instantly to females but is very afraid of men. If FM is around, then she will nervously accept love and attention from FD. If FM is not at home, FD says Dakota runs from him and shakes all over, paralyzed by untrusting fear. We are slowly getting her used to love from everyone and building trust along with her confidence.

We will keep you updated on her progress with her surgical procedures, health issues, and her practice with socializing. After her surgery and recovery period, Dakota will be better able to show us what she will like in her forever home.

NOTE: Because of her small size, she cannot go to a home with children under 12 years of age.

9/05/2014 UPDATED BIO: DAKOTA is an adorable 18 month old maltese mix who weighs a chubby 4.5 lbs; she would be a healthier weight if she lost at least 1/2 lb. Dakota is being fostered in The Villages, FL.

When preparing for her spay surgery, her labs indicated that she may have a liver issue, so a bile acid test was done. Unfortunately, it appears that Dakota needs further testing, which she will have on 09/11, to determine if she has a liver shunt. She came from an irresponsible backyard breeder who only bred for greed, and not for the future health of the puppies. ☹ Stay tuned for more info on Dakota…………NOTE: Because of her small size, she cannot go to a home with children under 12 years of age. This is one special, loving puppy. Please read more about this sweet girlie below and watch these videos

Dakota Video 1

Dakota Video 2

08/18/2014 UPDATED BIO: DAKOTA is an adorable 17 month old maltese mix who weighs a chubby 4.5 lbs; she would be a healthier weight if she lost at least 1/2 lb. Dakota is being fostered in The Villages, FL.

Dakota's owner felt that she would be happier in a home with fewer puppies; she is a typical puppy in her behavior, but tends to be more on the mellow side than most puppies her age. She was pee-pee-pad trained within two days in Foster Mom's home - how smart is that?

Dakota loves to be in FM's lap, belly-up, for all those wonderful belly rubs. She sleeps right next to FM, which breaks all the rules in the foster home - foster dogs usually sleep on the floor in the bedroom, while the resident doggies can sleep in the bed. What a stinker!

Dakota is not leash-trained and FM will be working on that once Kota feels more comfortable. She is shy when first meeting folks and needs to have time to adjust to new surroundings; she has not been well-socialized and is getting used to lots of sounds outside, the moo's of the cows in the field across from her foster home, and also the donkeys who bray at night. Dakota will soon be spayed and have her vaccinations brought up-to-date and will then be ready to be adopted into a loving home.

NOTE: Due to her small size, Dakota can only go into a home with children 12 years or older. No exceptions!

08/10/2014 INITIAL BIO: MEET DAKOTA! She is an adorable 17 month old maltese mix who weighs 4.5 lbs. Dakota is being fostered in The Villages, FL. Dakota's owner felt that she would be happier in a home with fewer puppies; she is a typical puppy who is not house-trained but Foster Mom will be working with that, as well as leash-training, in the foster home. Dakota is shy when first meeting folks and needs to have time to adjust to new surroundings. Dakota will need to be spayed and have her vaccinations brought up-to-date and will then be ready to be adopted into a loving home. NOTE: Due to her small sized, Dakota can only go into a home with children 12 years or older. No exceptions!


To date we've spent $1275.00 on Dakota's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $350.00 in donations.
Please donate!

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

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

THANK YOU TO FRANKIE LANE'S RESCUE ANGELS!

Leslie Carpenter-Sprout

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 $278.32 on Frankie Lane's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $50.00 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, Holly Stavis, Holly Stavis

Updated Bio 9/18/14-- Gracie. Gracie is a very cute malt-poo. She is about 10 years old and weighs 14 pounds. Gracie is being fostered in Leesburg, FL.

Gracie is such a sweet, loving girl. Gracie and her foster mom and dad just can't believe that she has not been adopted yet. There is no better, quieter, sweeter dog around. True she is not a yorkie, and has no yorkie in her, but she is such a pretty, happy little girl. She would just be the most perfect pet for a senior who wants the best friend anyone can have. For a senior dog, Gracie has a lot of life in her. She will sit with you all day, but she loves to be active and get out and walk with her foster mom and dad.

Gracie has come such a long way. She knows she gets eye drops twice a day and is so good about it. She will sit on your lap and let you open up her one good eye for you to put the drops in. Her eye drops are not that costly, at less than $25 a month. It is such a small amount compared to the love she will give back. Gracie gets special Rx food which is easily purchased at the vet. This food costs no more than any other good quality no grain food. Please don't let the eye drops and food scare you away. Gracie is so worth this little cost, and she wants you to know that your love and kindness will be priceless to her.

Gracie is house trained, walks nicely on a leash, is a great eater, does great in the car, gets along with other dogs and even with the cats. She is a bit of a toy hoarder. She will gather up all the toys and put them in her doggie bed. She also loves walking around with a toy in her mouth. She will play tug with that toy too, if you play with her.

Gracie wants to go to her forever home so badly. She hopes that you will find it in your heart to take her in and make her your forever loving companion. She is waiting for you to come and get her.

Gracie--Updated Bio 8-5-14 Gracie is a sweet, loving Malti-poo. She is most likely 9 1/2 years old and weights 14 pounds. She is being fostered in Leesburg, FL.

Gracie has settled back into her foster home and is doing great. She is down to 2 kinds of eye drops instead of three, and her ear infection has been cleared up. We thought she has a urinary tract infection, but it turned out that she has crystals in her urine, and now she is on a special Rx diet. It's no big deal because she's a great eater, and the food costs no more than any good high quality dog food. This will stop the reoccurrence of crystals, and she will continue to lead a long and healthily life. She is just a great little girl.

Gracie loves to walk around with a toy in her mouth, and is not usual to find her in her doggie bed surrounded by all the toys she has dragged out of the toy box to her special place. She always remembers to grab a toy to bring out with her when she goes out to potty. Gracie is house trained, sleeps great in her special doggie bed, and is so quiet. She hardly ever barks, she gets along with the other dogs in the house, though she does hog all the toys, and she ignores the cats. She's great in the car and loves to be with her people. Gracie would be a great companion to someone wanting a faithful, loving, sweetheart. She will be your best friend and be by your side for life. Gracie has been through so much. If anyone deserves a loving, forever home it is her. Please find it in your heart to be Gracie's forever family. She's waiting and hoping for you to find her, take her home, and love her forever.

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 $1074.95 on Gracie's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $200.50 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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Lexy
Florida
Lexy

Initial Bio 9/29/2014: Lexy! Lexy is an adorable 4.5 year old 6 pound Yorkie girl being fostered in Ft. Meyers FL. Lexy’s owners have a new baby and found that Lexy wasn’t getting the attention she deserves so that reached out to UYR for help. Stay tuned as Lexy’s foster Mom gets to know her better!


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

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

To fill out the adoption application for Lexy click here.
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Lucy Lu
Florida
Lucy Lu

Lucy Lu --Updated Bio 9/4/14 Lucy Lu is an adorable 18 month old Maltese/Yorkie Mix. She weighs 9 pounds and is being fostered in Jacksonville, FL.

This is what Lucy Lu has to say to everyone. - Hi everyone, Lucy here. Foster Mom tells me I am getting better with my manners. I am now going in a crate to eat my food twice a day and the crate is not as bad as I thought it would be. A few weeks ago, I discovered the yard, grass, and dirt. It was amazing. I was running all over, taking in all those different smells. I never had that experience before. FM was laughing at me as I ran around the yard. However, I now know that the yard is where I also need to do my business. I only have an occasional accident when FM forgets to leave the door open for me. I am learning that the big dogs are fun to chase when going after the tennis ball. I even get to get it sometimes. I enjoy playing with toys, but I can be a bit possessive. FM is working to help me learn to share my toys. I’m not crazy about sharing, but FM says this will help me with my fur-ever family. I love people including children, though FM thinks it would be best if they were at least 10 years old. How many is that in doggie years?

Lucy is a sweet Morkie who is looking for someone she can cuddle with and who will provide belly rubs and lots of treats. She is a true lover and shows it every chance she gets. She can be a ball of energy one minute and snuggling next to you the next. She prefers to sleep in bed but will also sleep in a doggie version. She does well with larger dogs and cats but may do best if she is the only small dog in the home. Maybe you are just the one to give sweet Lucy Lu her forever home.

Lucy Updated Bio 8/15/14 Lucy is an 18 month old Morkie who weights almost 9 pounds. She is being fostered in Jacksonville, FL.

Hi, my name is Lucy Lu but you can call me Lucy. I am a very energetic 18-month-old Morkie. You know, a little Maltese and a little yorkie. I like to spend time with Foster Mom and be close so I can get my pets and belly rubs.

FM says I must have springs on my feet. I guess she is referring to my jumping ability. She tells me I need to learn better manners and to be better behaved so I can find a family that will like to let me come live with them forever. I prefer to be with people and other small dogs. Those big dogs scare me, even FM’s Golden Retriever, who is a service dog and very gentle. I am going to try to learn that big dogs are not always scary. I think cats are neat-o but they don’t feel the same about me. Not sure why.

FM is getting me all fixed up for my new family. I got spayed and then they gave me all those nasty shots. FM tells me I need these so I don’t get sick. I’m a small girlie so I have a small bladder and need to go potty frequently. FM is helping me to learn to go outside and I do when I can but other times I am learning to use a Puppy pad. There are lots of new things here at my FMs house and some are scary. FM promises me I will be okay and do not need to be scared. Not sure about that but I trust FM so I will try. FM says I may be ready to go to my new Fur-ever family in a few weeks so I have time to recover from my surgery and learn some better manners. I need a family with no children under 12 years olds. Are U my Fur-ever family?

08/10/2014 INITIAL BIO: MEET LUCY LU! She is an adorable 18 month old morkie mix who weighs 8-9 lbs. She is chubby at that weight, and should weigh closer to 6-7 lbs. Lucy Lu is being fostered in Jacksonville, FL. Lucy Lu's owner felt that Lucy would be happier in a home with fewer puppies; she is a typical puppy who is not house-trained but Foster Mom will be working with that, as well as leash-training, in the foster home. Lucy will need to be spayed and have her vaccinations brought up-to-date and will then be ready to be adopted into a loving home. It is preferred that she be placed in a home with children 12 years old or older.

Please stay tuned for more info on this precious little puppy as Foster Mom gets to know her better.


To date we've spent $159.00 on Lucy Lu'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 Lucy Lu click here.
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Molly
Florida
Miss Molly

Updated Bio- 8-25-14 Miss Molly is an adorable 1.5 year old Maltese mix, weighting 8.5 pounds. She is being fostered in North Port, FL.

Miss Molly is a 1.5 year old maltese mix vibrant girl..Besides being very sweet, she is extremely playful. She loves to play tug of war with Foster Mom and her foster brother and sister... What a doll.

She definitely would be best to be adopted by an active family with one or two young fur buddies her own size so she can play and play.

Molly eats very well and is potty trained. She loves to go for walks and runs like crazy in the backyard. If you think you have a loving active home to offer Miss Molly, please fill out an adoption application for her and make her your special puppy girl.

8-19-14 Initial Bio. Molly is a sweet Maltese mix. She weights 8.5 pounds, but should probably weigh a little more. She is being fostered in North Port, FL

Molly was brought into a vet in Venice, FL. When she was originally found she had a broken leg and was running down the street on three legs. Her leg has been repaired and she is doing great. She just came to her foster mom today. She seems very loving and gets along with the other dogs in the house. Look for more on Molly soon.


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

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

To fill out the adoption application for Miss Molly click here.
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Mushu
Florida
Mushu

THANK YOU TO MUSHU'S RESCUE ANGELS!

Erin Mellini, Renae and Jerry Sutley, Angela Gunter, Sandy Pagnotta, Angela Gunter, Tim Wooten, Mary Cronin, Paul Sherman, David Jacklitch, Malena Cueva, Jeselle Kempis, Jane St. John, Maria Vinat, June Lee, Crysmyra Hopkins

Mushu is walking. Check out this video!

Here is a video of Mushu trying to walk. Mushu Video

Update 09/07/2014: Mushu is a 3.5 year old 4 lb little guy who is being fostered in Miami, FL. Mushu is still on steroid therapy and is getting around with limited ability to balance. The doctor advised us to try to wean the steroids, but that didn't work, as he regressed to barely being able to stay upright for more than a few steps. We are going to invest in some thin foot coverings so he does not get so many blisters when he walks. As long as Mushu is happy and healthy and relatively mobile, he will have a place to stay here with his foster family. We are awaiting a consult with a neurologist to give us a better prognosis as to his potential to improve.

In the meantime, Mushu loves the outdoors and does best on soft grass. He is 100% housetrained and prefers outside to the wee wee pads. He is the best little boy. We are pretty confident that whatever is happening with him is in his brain - specifically the area that controls balance. Steroids do not treat the cause - only the symptoms..... We hope Mushu defies the odds and begins to improve.

Update 08/17/2014: Mushu is a 3.5 year old 4 lb little guy who is being fostered in Miami, FL. Little Mushu is a very sick boy who has had quite an eventful week. Mushu was found in a parking lot last weekend and was picked up by a good samaritan. Later that day, he was reported to have had progressive weakness and inability to move his legs. He was then brought to the local shelter where United Yorkie Rescue was urgently contacted. Due to his neurological symptoms and grave prognosis, the shelter needed UYR to take him immediately. He couldn't eat on his own or move his legs. One of our members went and picked him up and brought him to the vet first thing the next morning.

Mushu's owner was identified through social media, and it turns out that he has been dealing with weakness in his legs for the past 3 months. She surrendered Mushu to UYR because it was obvious he was going to need intensive therapy and care.

We discovered that Mushu has ehrlichia, a tick-born illness. We are unsure if his symptoms are completely related to the ehrlichia or if something else is going on. Mushu is still currently unable to stand but can take a few steps at a time. He has shown some improvement in the past week. Mushu is on steroids and doxycycline to deal with the ehrlichia. We are hopeful that there will be further improvement. This week, Mushu will undergo massage and trigger point therapies to hopefully stimulate rehabilitation and help him to regain balance and use of his legs.

This little boy has so much spunk and fight in him. He wants to walk so badly. Please keep Mushu in your thoughts and prayers. If you can help towards his vet bills, we would very much appreciate it. Our paypal address is auntiem@unitedyorkierescue.org. What Mushu needs most of all are prayers. The video shown is one of the best walks he's had since rescue. He is still very ataxic and can't go but a few step before he falls. He does better outdoors where there is better traction for his feet. Keeping our fingers crossed this little guy gets stronger and stronger.

INITIAL BIO 08/11/2014: Mushu was just rescued from the shelter. He is 3 years old and weighs a mere 3.7 lbs. He cannot stand on his legs right now. He will be taken to the vet first thing in the morning. Please stay tuned as we try and help this special little boy!


To date we've spent $347.46 on Mushu's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $445.00 in donations.
Please donate!

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

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

THANK YOU TO PETEY'S RESCUE ANGELS!

Nestor Sanchez, Andrea Dyal

Update 090/9/14: Petey, nine year old yorkie being fostered in Ft. Myers.

Hi everybody, its me Petey. I am doing great. I am up to about 5 pounds now. I still have potty accidents but foster mom says nobody's perfect, but I am pretty close to it. I am a lover and like to be included in everything. I really enjoy the back yard to lounge around and take in the sights. I get along well with my foster sister and brother but I would be A-OK to be an only child.

I am an older man but I am not grouchy at all. There will be no hooping and hollering like these young pups of today. Nope not here folks, just give me a decent meal, a recliner and the remote and I will be just fine. Of course, that is after you have doted on me. lol

See ya soon,

Petey aka Mr. Pete

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 $418.59 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 08/06/2014

Sailor is approximately 8 years old and is an adorable but very timid little Yorkshire Terrier being fostered in Palm Coast, FL. Although he gets along with other pups in the household, he has become the Alpha dog and lets the other dogs know he is in charge. Foster mom is working on correcting this behavior. He does have a very sensitive stomach and foster mom has found a food that he is able to eat that does not upset his tummy. He cannot have any beef or chicken but does well on Blue Buffalo fish and brown rice. 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 suffered a few 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.. Sailor does not take to men as well as he does women. He tolerates men, but prefers a woman as his primary caregiver. 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! He continues to be a work in progress as far as housebreaking and probably will have to wear a bellyband for the rest of his life when indoors. Since he has no teeth, he is a slow eater so his Foster Mom feeds him away from his fur brother and sisters so they can't take his food from him. He does love to eat though!

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 prefers women more than men. Sailor must have a full-time stay at home mommy because he suffers from separation anxiety when left alone.

- 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 and thunder and lightning (he wears a thunder shirt during a thunder storm to help with his fear) and wants to be held tight during a storm. He is also 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 will have a playmate around his age and size, preferably a female as he has begun to show dominance to other males in the house. - A home with a big fenced-in yard since he loves, loves, loves to run and has discovered his love of chasing after squirrels.

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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Sammy
Florida
Sammy

Updated Bio 9/19/14 Sammy is a 9 year old 8.7 lb. adorable yorkie, being fostered in North Port, FL.

Sammy continues to amaze Foster Mom and Foster Dad. He is so sweet, and the fact that he is missing quite a few teeth does not bother him one bit.. He continues to eat very well and does not miss one bite!

Sammy enjoys playing with his little foster sister and runs around like he is a young pup. And he sure thinks he is. Just say the word treat and you can see him run to you like there is no tomorrow!!

If you think you can provide Sammy the forever loving home he so deserves, please

fill out the adoption application.

Sammy Updated bio. 8/20/14 Sammy is an adorable 9 year old 8.7lb yorkie, being fostered in North Port, FL .

Sammy just had a vet visit and had 11 teeth removed.. No problem he eats all his tiny breed dry food just fine. In fact he will empty his bowl and then runs to see if any of his foster sisters have left anything in their bowls!! What a happy little doggie he is.!!

Sammy enjoys going for walks and playing with other doggies. He loves to snuggle by your side and watch TV. He does not bother with cats either. Just a perfect buddy looking for a forever loving home!

If you are looking for a perfect little gentleman, and a friend to curl up in your lap, then Sammy is your best bet!!!

Initial Bio 08/04/14: Sammy 9 year old 9 lb yorkie just got to FMs home a few days ago. Will be back before you know it.


To date we've spent $1229.70 on Sammy's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $454.75 in donations.
Please donate!

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

To fill out the adoption application for Sammy click here.
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Simon
Florida
Simon

COURTESY POSTING 09-07-2014: MEET SIMON! He is a yorkshire terrier who is approximately 4-5 years old.Simon. Simon is cute and full of energy, even though he does appear tired in his pictures, but he was just neutered - ouch!. He is a playful boy who loves everyone and gets along great with other dogs. Please contact FCSR at www.floridacocker.org if interested in this boy.


To date we've spent $0 on Simon'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 Simon click here.
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Spencer
Florida
Spencer

THANK YOU TO SPENCER'S RESCUE ANGELS!

Irene and Peter Havas, Patricia Bain

UPDATED BIO 9/25/14: Spencer is recovering very well from his neuter and amputation. It is clear that he is no longer in the pain he had been in with his injured leg. His eyes are brighter and clearer and while he still likes to snooze, he is ready for action! He went to the dog park today and had fun running around and enjoying the grass. His stitches will come out in about 7-10 days,then he will be ready for adoption. We feel a family with no small children under the age of 13 would be best for him.

UPDATED BIO 9/22/14: Spencer is an underweight 7 lb, 4 year old Yorkie that came into rescue in a lot of pain and unable to bear any weight on his right front leg. Unfortunately, our only option was to amputate it. He underwent surgery this morning and his leg was successfully removed. He was also neutered and had a dental at the same time. He will probably stay at the vet overnight, depending on how his recovery goes, and go home in the morning. Check back for updated pictures!

UPDATED BIO 9/19/14: Spencer is an underweight, 7 pound, 4 year old male being fostered in Gulfport FL. Spencer is suffering from an injury to his front right leg. Spencer went to see the dogtor today and he was a very good boy. The vet immediately could tell that the injury to his right leg was causing him tremendous pain, and that he'd had it for quite some time. His whole leg has atrophied, and he has no muscle at all in his shoulder area. He has not used that leg for quite some time. However, he gets along just fine on his other three legs and has no problem jumping on and off the couch and going up and down a couple of stairs. We decided that the most humane thing to do for little Spencer is amputate his leg. It is a quick procedure, and since the leg will be removed at the joint where there he has little muscle, it is both relatively painless and recovery time is not long. While he is under, he will also get neutered, and if time permits, he will have a dental.

Spencer is very sweet and so far, very mellow. However, we feel that he is too lethargic, and we are guessing it is because of the pain he is in, as well as an infection he picked up at the shelter. He is starting on antibiotics today, and on Monday, he will go in for his big operation. We hope and expect him to feel much better within a couple of weeks. Please keep this little nugget in your thoughts.

INITIAL BIO 9/18/14: Meet Spencer! Spencer is a little underweight 7 lb, approximately 4 year old Yorkie that found himself at a high kill shelter. He was initially adopted, but then returned a week later. So far, he is very quiet and sweet in his foster home. He has a problem with his front, right leg, and will not put any weight on it. It looks like it has been this way for a while, since it has atrophied. He is going to see the doggie dogtor tomorrow, so we will have more news then. Check back!


To date we've spent $861.28 on Spencer's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $40.00 in donations.
Please donate!

For more information, contact my foster parents at: colleenthompson50@gmail.com.

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

THANK YOU TO STITCH'S RESCUE ANGELS!

Holly Stavis

Stitch 9/27/14 Updated Bio. Stitch is a 9 year old, 10 pound incredible yorkie. He is being fostered in Leesburg, FL.

Stitch and his foster parents cannot believe that someone has not snatched up this amazing little fellow yet. He is smart and funny and full of personality and life. You would not think he is 9 years old. He looks and acts like a much younger dog. He is in perfect health, totally house trained, and just the sweetest, happiest guy you could ever meet.

He gets along with other dogs, but would rather be with his people. He walks nicely on a leash, but with his energy a fenced yard or access to a fenced area like a dog park would be much better for him. He loves to get outside and stretch those legs of his. So watch out squirrels and lizards, though he has never come close to catching one yet. He rides nicely in the car and would love to go with you where ever you take him as long as he can be by your side.

Stitch is probably too embarrassed to tell you this, but he does have one flaw. He does not like cats and he knows he cannot go to a home with cats. But he does like older kids, and would be fine in a home with children over 10 years of age to play with.

Everyone who meets Stitch just loves him. He gives them kisses and love, still no one had chosen him to be their forever dog and he just doesn't get it. He is such a well behaved nearly perfect little guy. Stitch and his foster parents promise you that if you make Stitch your forever dog you won't regret it for one second.

Please fill out an application for Stitch and give him his forever home, you won't be sorry.

Stitch--Updated Bio 8-5-14 Stitch is an amazing fellow who is 9 years old and weighs about 10 pounds. He is being fostered in Leesburg, FL.

Stitch is truly one of a kind. He is cute, funny, loving, and full of energy when he is not happy to just be sitting quietly with his foster mom and dad. He wants you to know he is the happiest little fellow who gets along with everyone, except cats. So please no home with cats for Stitch.

Stitch is house trained, loves to ride in the car, and would do best in a home with a fenced yard. He loves to run so a fenced yard would be ideal for him. He would also be happy to be taken to a dog park or any place he can have a safe area to run around in. He has fun chasing squirrels and lizards, even though he has never come close to catching one. He would also like some older kids to play with him, but that is not a must. He loves all people and would do great in a home with only adults, or in a family with older kids.

Please, don't let his age scare you. He is more like a puppy than a 9 year old. In fact, his foster parents said he is the youngest 9 year old dog they ever met. He's energetic and bouncy and just so much fun to be around.

When Stitch is ready to eat, he will talk to you and tell you he is hungry and wants you to know it's time for his meal. He's a great eater and a great sleeper. He would prefer to sleep with his people on their bed, but he does fine in a crate too.

Stitch's personality just goes on and on. Stitch would love to find his forever home where he can become part of a family again. Won't you consider opening up your heart and home to this one of a kind, wonderful fellow. You will never be sorry if you do, because what a great dog you will be getting!

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 $3.50 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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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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Noodles
Georgia
Noodles

INITIAL BIO 09/12/2014: NOODLES is a 9 year old 8.3 lb boy being fostered in Suwanee, GA just outside of Atlanta.

Noodles is a mild-mannered boy whose only issue his former owner tells us is that he is compelled to bark at thunderstorms. Noodles is apparently house-trained and very well-mannered. He is curious, but mostly indifferent to cats. He likes being with a person but does not require much lap time. His Foster Dads are still getting to know him, but other than his name, we already like everything about him. Noodles just doesn’t seem to be a very dignified name for a rather dignified dog. Noodles' former owner says he was a silly puppy which is what led them to name him Noodles.

Noodles was very attached to his daddy who passed away recently and medical issues are preventing his mommy from giving him the care that he needs. So, now he needs a new forever home. Can you provide Noodles the security, home and love that he deserves? He is willing to do his part.


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

For more information, contact my foster parents at: edwin@housingfriends.com.

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

THANK YOU TO IZABELLA'S RESCUE ANGELS!

Irene and Peter Havas, Cynthia Duranti, Sherri White

Update 08/10/14: Hi!! Everyone Izzie here!! Just wanted everyone to know I'm doing good. I'm getting lots of good food & rest. I have a lot of soft beds and blankets to choose from. My tumor had not gotten any bigger the last time I had an ultrasound. The doctor thought maybe it had shrunk just a little. I will be having another ultrasound soon to check on it. My foster Mom says I am pretty just like a little fox. I have pretty red fur. I am 10 yrs. old & I must have been a real good momma for those puppy mill breeders to make me have puppies for so very long!! Now I am retired & just waiting for someone to want an older girl like me. I really am a little afraid of children so a home with someone older would be wonderful. I wouldn't judge them just because they were older & retired!! A few nice people have donated for my care but no one seems really interested in giving me a furever home. My foster mom says she doesn't mind how long I stay since I never bark & I am a very quiet calm little girl. Well gotta go I just had my dinner & Foster Mom washed all of the beds & blankets so I think I'll go have a nap!!

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 $999.51 on Izabella'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 Izabella click here.
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Madeline
Illinois
Madeline

THANK YOU TO MADELINE'S RESCUE ANGELS!

Paula Shal, Cynthia Duranti, Esmeralda Martinez

Update 08/10/14: Hi!! Maddie checking in!! I've been a little quiet lately but Thought I better check in. I've been having a little trouble with allergies & my knees. My back knees have grade 4 luxating patellas. The top bone is curved one way & the lower one the other way so surgery is not an option. Both of my kneecaps sit out of the groove where they should be. So to make up for it I walk with my knees slightly bent. I have a little trouble with stairs so I would need a home with very few stairs. I am a really good quiet girl & prefer a good nap to going for a walk or playing. I think a nap is calling me now!! Foster Mom just fed us & washed all our blankets so I will talk to you soon!!

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 $1813.30 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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Misti
Illinois
Misti

Update 09/21/14: Hi, Misti here! I had my dental September 17th and, unfortunately, had to have a lot of teeth extracted due to bone loss and abscessed teeth. However, for the future all this means is that I will need to remain on food that is designated “small bites” for little dogs and that my new family ensures that I get my yearly dental without fail. It does not mean that I will have to eat soft food for the rest of my life. I felt pretty bad the night of the surgery, but now, a few days later am back to my happy, loving self. In addition, I have slimmed down a little and have lost some more weight, which is good news for my overall health! I am down to 12.86 pounds, from 14.5 pounds at my initial vet exam. I am more active now that I’m not carrying so much weight, I don’t pant all the time, and I can jump on the couch all by myself! The doc says I still have some weight to lose though, sheesh, I thought I was lookin good too! I also use the doggy door all the time now too, so I never have accidents anymore. I still love all people…kids, men, women, anyone! If you want me to be a part of your family, please fill out an application, and hurry! I see the doc again the last day of September and then I can go to my new home!

Initial Bio 08/21/14: Hi, My name is Misti and I'm 8 years old. I'm 15 pounds of cuteness and love! I was surrendered to UYR because my former owner had a tragedy in her life and my other yorkie sister kept attacking me, so life was just a little rough for my former mom and she felt the best thing to do to keep me safe was give me to UYR. As you can see, I am quite overweight. I am currently on a diet and as soon as the heat wave is over will start slowly exercising. Before long, I hope to have a much slimmer figure, and maybe even lounge by a pool! Right now, the heat is too much for me and I pant all the time, even when I'm cool. I just visited the doc though, and he says my heart sounds great, despite my weight. I am getting scheduled to have my teeth cleaned and as soon as they are pearly white, I'll be ready to go to my new home. I love everyone, children included. So apply now before someone else snatches me up because I won't last long with how cute and loveable I am! If you have any questions, feel free to email my foster mom at resqdogs2@yahoo.com


To date we've spent $988.20 on Misti's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $0 in donations.
Please donate!

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

To fill out the adoption application for Misti click here.
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Bandit
Indiana
Bandit

THANK YOU TO BANDIT'S RESCUE ANGELS!

Kimberly Bandusky

Initial Bio - 9/23/14 : Bandit is a 5 month old, 4.9 pound male being fostered near Tipton, IN. Bandit found himself in trouble when he started limping and it was discovered that he had a bulging deformity on his right front leg, near his foot. When taken to the dogter, he was found to have a fracture of both the bones in that leg, near the foot. His family was unable to afford the surgery to fix the leg, so Bandit was surrendered to UYR to get his broken leg repaired. Bandit is currently at the Animal Hospital having surgery on his leg and will return to his foster home tomorrow.

Stay tuned for an update on Bandits progress and as we get to know him better, we will share more about his personality. We do already know that Bandit loves to cuddle and give kisses. We are currently taking applications for his adoption, but Bandit will not be available to go to his furever home for approximately 6-8 weeks, until he is released from medical care and his leg is healed.


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

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

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

THANK YOU TO DESI'S RESCUE ANGELS!

Raye Mayhorn, Casey Savelli, Raye Mayhorn, Marsha Bernhardt

Update 08/05/14: Hi Everyone, Desi here. I've been with my foster Mom for a few months and she knows way more about me now. I now weigh 3.4 pounds and holding. I eat prescription canned food that foster Mom gets from my Vet. I have 2 medications that foster Mom puts in my food to help with my IBS. I love people and enjoy a lot of cuddling. I do not do well when left home alone so I would very much like a home where my family will be home with me a lot. Because of my small size and a previous jaw injury I would not be ok for a home with children. Because of my medical needs the best place for me would be a home in Indiana so I can be near my Vet. Foster mom says I am a real sweetheart and I sure love hearing that.

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 $1406.25 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, Marla Wolfe

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 $30.00 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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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 $1785.26 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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Chip
South Carolina
Chip

THANK YOU TO CHIP'S RESCUE ANGELS!

Brittany Adams, Deborah and David Jacklitch, Colleen Sackett, David Scharfenberg, Elizabeth Burda, Veronica Carney, Lauren Baker, Gary Munson, Peggy Shaver, Kobsak Songyoo, Andrea Packer, Morgan England, Diana McPeters, Bonnie Vaupel, Patsy McCarty, Heather Kline, Tammy Brown, Jessica Hageman, Larry Haskell, Jessica Lundquist, Maureen Martinek, DeAnna Normand, Dandy Weadon, Lise Hull, Ruben Marin, Brenda McClurg, Maria Carril, Eileen Kinney, Jackie Pittenger, Suzanne Rieger-Kligys, Jason Murphy, Wendy D'Uva, Lauren Turner, Kathyann Warner, Linda Freedman, Janet Orr, Clinda Pistorius, Michelle Champagne, Eloise Veltri, Michelle Wright, Cheryl Scrupski, Mary Lou Bonacci, Michelle Lingle, Cindy Ellingson, Linda Vargas Robles, Denise Brigham, Sandy Pagnotta, Lisa Connor, Michele Hood, Duayne Israelson, Michele Howard, Barbara Carvalho,Iwona Starmach, Lukasz Starmach, David McIlrath, Caitlin Wall, Tony Lanza, Colby Lopez, Nicole Malames, Paul Sherman, Nicole Langone, Marina Lempesi, Colleen Craig, Katie Giltinan, Holly Stavis, Nicole Hanzi, Vicki Hoke, Carol Nelson, Nancy Combs, Carol Nelson, Terri Rees, Stephanie Memarzadeh, Jacalyn Humphries, Cynthia King, Michelle Wright, Mark Dew, Linda Vargas, Natalie LaBayen, Omar Zapata, Holly Stavis, Kelli and Michael deVegter, Mark Dew, Mary Erwin

UPDATED BIO 09/14/2014: Chip is 6 months old and weighs only 1.7 lbs. He is currently in the hospital in Mount Pleasant SC.

Chip talking: I go from feeling better to not feeling so good. I am not eating like I should and water is disgusting. Well you guessed it, this has caused my blood sugar to drop and I have made two trips to the emergency room in the last three days. I am still not walking but I am showing slow progress. Tomorrow they are going to do some additional testing to make sure the surgery is holding like it is supposed to. Dr. Brofman says I am doing ok considering what I went through. I want to thanks y’all for all your prayers and donations. Please keep the prayers coming because I still need the help. Hopefully I can get out of here tomorrow. Chip

UPDATED BIO 08/24/2014: Chip is 5 months old and weighs only 1.8 lbs, although it may be better if he gained 1/2 lb or so; he is being fostered in Mount Pleasant, SC.

Chip here. In case you didn't read my earlier bio, I came into UYR with something called Atlantoaxial instability. It is a condition in which the first two cervical (neck) vertebrae are not firmly attached; I've had my surgery to hopefully correct this condition, and have not gained any weight since we last spoke; well, except for this piece of metal they put in my neck. I still tip the scales at 1.8 Lbs. and now I am...... let's see...... I have to do some math. I was born on Mar. 10 2014 that makes me 166 days. Now it’s your turn to do the math.

All kidding aside, I came home late last night from the hospital. The last week has been a little tough for me. I am moving all my legs and feet, but as of now I can’t stand up. I am eating and drinking fine and everything is going through me ok. I have stopped taking pain meds and seem to feel pretty good. Dr. Peter said when they have to work around your spinal cord, sometimes it gets swollen and needs time to settle down. He is quite optimistic that I will walk again but it might take some time. I have learned that if I want some attention I just have to bark a little and Foster Mom or Foster Dad come running. I learned that in the hospital. Foster Mom says the spoiled me there. Anyway, now I spend most of my time on FM or FD's lap.

I am feeling ok, but I sure do want to get up and play. I try hard to stand all the time. I thank you for all your prayers and support, keep those prayers coming because I sure need them. Thanks to all of you who made donations to cover my great big bill at the doggie hospital for my great big surgery that hopefully will help me walk again. Luv y’all... CHIP

Update 08-20-2014 Chip could be doing better. I went to see him this morning and he looks so sad. He has feeling in his feet but cannot stand. The vet says this happens sometimes with this surgery and there is about a 50/50 chance he will recover completely. Keep the prayers and donations coming, who knows what is going to happen. Keep watching UYR.US for updates.

Update 8-19-14: This is Chips foster Mom. His surgery went as well as can be expected with his small size. Dr. Brofman says the surgery repaired his neck and he should be as good as new. Things were a little shaky during surgery. His blood pressure dropped and his breathing became very shallow. Dr. B said we almost lost him but he came through in the end. Chip is resting comfortable and will be in the hospital 2 to 3 days. As I hear more I will keep you all updated. Keep the prayers and contributions coming and thank y’all for all your support.

Update 08/15/14: Hi Chip here. Well today I went to see Dr. Patrick to get checked for all that puppy stuff. I tipped the scale at a whopping 1.8 Lbs. Dr. P gave me a rabies shot and said he thought I was ready for the surgery to fix my neck. Foster Dad called Dr. Brofman and scheduled surgery for next Tuesday 8/19/14. They said all will be OK but I am scared. We have not quite reached our goal so please help so I can have the whole surgery. They might only do half. JUST KIDDING. Most of all remember me Tuesday with a little prayer. Chip

Initial Bio 08-2-14: My name is Chip. I am 4 ½ months old and weigh exactly 2.0 Lbs. I am so cute I can’t stand myself. They say I have something called Atlantoaxial Instability (AAI).

Atlantoaxial instability is a condition in which the first two cervical (neck) vertebrae are not firmly attached. Normally, the atlas (the first cervical vertebra) and the axis (the second cervical vertebra) are attached by a group of ligaments. They are further stabilized by a prominence on the axis called the dens that protrudes into a hole in the atlas.

Atlantoaxial instability can lead to cervical spinal cord injury, the symptoms of which include: neck pain; a drunken, staggering gait; paralysis of all four legs; or sudden death.

Well after reading that definition I still don’t know what I have. I overheard Foster Mom talking to the vet and it appears that in order to fix me it is going to get expensive. (Over $2000.00) Please help me by contributing to my surgery fund. We need to get a sizable start on contributions before they can schedule surgery. That last part of the definition scares me. When I am better you will not be able to resist adopting me.

Chip


To date we've spent $1534.00 on Chip's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $3242.00 in donations.
Please donate!

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

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

THANK YOU TO GIBBS' RESCUE ANGELS!

Sandy Pagnotta, John Sauser, Holly Stavis

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 $3832.27 on Gibbs's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $53.50 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
South Carolina
Ginger


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 09/08/2014: Scout is a an adorable 7 year old male Silky Terrier who weighs 14 lbs. He is being fostered in Ashland City, Tennessee.

Scout has diabetes and because of this his body requires insulin shots twice a day. BEFORE YOU STOP READING KNOW THAT MILLIONS OF HUMANS AND DOGS HAVE DIABETES AND LIVE FULL LIVES. EVEN SMALL CHILDREN ARE SUCCESSFULLY TAUGHT EVERY DAY TO ADMINISTER THEIR OWN INSULIN INJECTIONS. IT IS NOT HARD TO DO!

What does Scout have to say about getting his shots??? Scout says “It’s EZ-PEEZY……And I don’t mind ONE BIT and will sit quietly while I get them. Too bad I have only paws and not hands or I could give them to myself!”

Scout is a WONDERFUL SOUL! He is so sweet and you will not find a more loving dog ANYWHERE! If you love to cuddle, play and get lots of kisses then Scout is YOUR GUY! He is such a gentleman. He is great on a leash. Even though he has decreased vision because of his diabetes he doesn’t let that stop him from a good walk…..he has a great sniffer and gets along JUST FINE once he learns his surroundings. HE LOVES to PLAY, is housebroken and alerts at the door to be taken outside. Because of his diabetes Scout Does need to go out more frequently than a non-diabetic dog though. Scout’s ideal home would be one where someone is home most of the time to let him out and give him his insulin every 12 hours.

PLEASE DON’T FORGET ABOUT SCOUT BECAUSE HE IS DIABETIC. You know you are on this site looking for a rescue dog because it is a GREAT THING to Adopt a dog who is in need of a great home vs. buying from a breeder. Well Scout is a GREAT DOG looking for a GREAT ADOPTER who can overlook the fact that life has dealt him an unkind blow. YOU could be that EXTRA SPECIAL human who lets Scout know that there are those who care about special needs dogs and are willing to take a few extra steps each day to give them the wonderful FUREVER home they require. Perhaps you are even someone who has or loves a person who has diabetes and understands that it isn’t that big a deal once you learn to manage it. SCOUT says he also willing to TEACH his new human everything they need to know about caring for him and it return he will give you a heart full of love and loyalty!

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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Daisy and Dilly
Texas
Dilly

Initial Bio 09-07-14: Hello everyone, my name is Dilly and I am 6 years old! My sister Daisy and I are living in Dallas, TX because our owner had to go live in a nursing facility. I have only been here for a few days so my FM is just getting to know me. She will update you as I begin acting more like myself. I have lived with my sister Daisy for my entire life and I am a little protective of her. I get along with my foster brother and sisters but I am somewhat territorial. If they stay out of my space then no problem. My FM has young grandchildren and I loved giving them kisses when I met them. Daisy and I have been kept in a crate a lot lately and I don’t really care for it. I am beginning to appreciate and understand my freedom a little more. I am following FM around the house and I like that she brings me a blanket to lay on when she is working in her office. I have been taking care of my business outside and have had no accidents in the house. I love sleeping in the bed next to my FM, we cuddle on the couch a lot too. I eat slowly and more aggressive eaters will swipe my food and treats if I’m not careful. I have Addison’s (which means my glands don’t make enough hormones) but my Dr says it is under control with my medicine twice a week and a shot once a month. It is very important that meds are kept up but otherwise I am a healthy, 12#, bundle of love.


For more information, contact my foster parents at: Lturner0409@yahoo.com.

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

THANK YOU TO LEXIE'S RESCUE ANGELS!

Sandy Pagnotta, Tina Dorenbecker, Holly Stavis

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 $1338.88 on Lexie's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $68.50 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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Daphne

Ready for camping
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, Sherri White, Brittany Adams, Linda Vargas Robles, Bonnie Vaupel, Dixie Burbank, Denise Brigham, Irene and Peter Havas, Susan Gentry, Christie Rider, Diane Carter, Paul Sherman, Kitty Bradley, Alexis Ball, Stephanie Memarzadeh, Paul Sherman, Natalie LaBayen, Lois Forrester, Holly Stavis

Update 08/30/14: Daphne continues to hold her own. We cant seem to get the right combinations of medications to regulate her. She will have average ammonia levels one day and 3 days later be dangerously high. She is tired of all the blood draws and cries as soon as we get to the vet because she knows what is coming.... poor thing! Some good news is that she has put on some weight! I have not had to force feed her for a little bit now - it sure is nice to see her eat!! When Daphne is feeling good, she runs around the house trying to get the other dogs to play. She is a HUGE snuggler and would love nothing more than to sit with her person all day long! Daphne continues to sleep well and takes her medicine like a champ. It is our hope that once she is stable, she will be able to be adopted out to her own loving family who will spoil her rotten! When will she be ready? We don't know. In the meantime, she will continue to have all the tests and medical attention she needs to keep her on track. Thank you so much for reading about Daphne!

Update 08/15/14: Daphne is holding her own. She eats on her own about 50% of the time and is down to only 3 medicines that have to be given every 8 hours. Tuesday, she will have a bile acid check and another ammonia level check to see where she is. Neurologically, she seems to be doing ok. I do not see her condition worsening, however I would feel so much better if she would improve and stabilize a bit more! Because she is not considered "stable" yet, she will be going with me to a family member's wedding. We were fortunate enough to secure an RV so she can go with me and have all of her things with us. It is my hope that even though we are out of our normal environment, she will do well because there are many familiar things around her. Please keep her in your thoughts as stress tends to cause issues medically with some liver shunt dogs. I will update again in 2 days! Thanks for checking in!

Update 08/07/14: Tuesday, Daphne went in to have her ammonia levels checked since they were dangerously elevated not too long ago resulting in emergency care. The news we got today was not good. Her ammonia levels during emergency care was at 500 and down to 138 the follow day after spending the night at the hospital. Today, we learned that her ammonia level is back up to 285 which is dangerously high. It is suspected that the liver shunt surgery was not a success. She likely formed many new shunts to take the place of the large one that was attempted to be repaired. Although only an expensive scan can confirm this, the Dr.s do not feel like it is necessary since she is showing medically that the life saving surgery did not work for her. The only option for Daphne is to be medically managed through a controlled diet low in protein and several medications that need to be given several times throughout the day/night. Please send some positive thoughts for Daphne as we try to figure out the right balance of medications that will keep the ammonia levels in her brain at a manageable level quickly before she has any long lasting neurological damage. Thanks for checking in on her.

Update 07/31/14: Daphne came home late last night. Neurologically she is much better, but still has a ways to go. When Daphne entered the ER, her ammonia level was over 500 and after treatment it was down to 138. Although at 138 the ammonia level is still too high, the Vet felt that she could be medically managed and would be more comfortable at home. When I went to get her, I was happy to see her wiggle dance because when I took her in, she wasn't moving much at all. Today was full of medicine and LOTS of snuggling. She wanted to be held the majority of the day, so Miss Daphne got her wish! Thanks for thinking about her, we would not be able to help dogs like her if it weren't for people like you. Thank you!

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 $6517.05 on Daphne's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $2394.50 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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Opal
Wisconsin
Opal

THANK YOU TO OPAL'S RESCUE ANGELS!

Sherri White, Irene and Peter Havas, Dawn Gowen, Sherri Morgan, Irene and Peter Havas, Beth Tessman

Update 09/26/14: On September 10, Opal was officially cleared for surgery having recovered from her pneumonia. The x-ray that was taken two weeks earlier showed no infection or lung congestion. She was to remain on her antibiotics for two more weeks and seen again. Happily, we got the "all-clear" from the internist, so Opal was determined to be ready to have her dental, spay and mammary tumor removal surgeries. We were cautioned to wait at least another 2 weeks before proceeding. Opal had begun eating and drinking on her own and she has had such an appetite, she gained 2.5 pounds since she first came into rescue. Opal is currently with another foster home who will help her through her surgeries and aftercare. Her first and possibly only procedure is scheduled for October 8. The vet thinks Opal's dental shouldn't be too difficult, although she will lose all her teeth and he wants to tackle the spay and tumor removal at the same time. Look for more updates on Opal. She is currently doing well and acts like a very happy little girl.

Update 08/07/14: Opal's breathing is improving as we get the pneumonia under control. A repeat x-ray was done on 8/4 and reviewed with an internal medicine specialist. Since her diagnosis, Opal has been on antibiotics, fluids, has had to be force-fed because she wasn't eating on her own and getting steam treatments 2-3 times a day. This has helped considerably but the x-ray showed that Opal still has significant mucus in her right lung. The x-ray indicated no metastasis of the mammary cancer as yet, so as soon as Opal is cleared of her pneumonia, we can schedule her surgeries (spay, dental and mammary removal). Opal is as sweet as can be. She has finally begun eating on her own, however I am still giving her sub-q fluids until I can confirm she is regularly drinking on her own. Please continue your support for this little girl. As a breeder dog with no good vetting, she has spent the first 8 years of her life only knowing neglect. Despite that, she is affectionate and seeks out her foster mom to give kisses and get rubs. We want to do the best for this little girl who deserves a much happier life going forward. Opal will not be available for adoption until we have completed all her vetting.

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 $2341.31 on Opal's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $665.00 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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