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.




Chersen
California
Chersen

Meet the beautiful Chersen. Chersen is a sweet Yorke-Chi, who is 10-years-old and weighs 7.4 lb. She is being fostered Southern CA.

THANKS TO CHERSEN'S RESCUE ANGELS!

Wendy Fuhrmaneck, Holly Stavis, Barbara Pattelena, Anita Bradford, Sandra Wendt, Angie Cagle

08/22017. Just Take a Look at this California Beauty – Yep, it’s Chersen!

Chearsen has made so much progress since my last update, I can hardly believe it. Feeling like she was ready, I took her in for a complete make-over last Friday, and she looks absolutely adorable. I must have looked like a fool when I arrived to pick her up from the groomer, bursting out in tears at the very sight of her!! Not only did she look beautiful, she was prancing around with her little tail bobbing all around, making new friends, and spinning in circles as if to say, “Look at ME!”

I immediately decided she needed a new fancy harness, so we headed to the pet boutique to pick one out for her. Chersen chose the pink one, of course. Later that afternoon, I noticed that she pulled the harness off its hook, and dragged it into her bed as if to say, “It’s MINE!” Now, every time she sees her pink harnesss, she does a confident Yorkie spin, and when I put it on her she struts down the alley like a confident little princess. I just have to chuckle at the sight of her.

Few things have been as amazing and so rewarding, or have had such a profound impact on my life as my experience with Chersen from the very first day she arrived. My first Foster, and such a horrific, tragic and sad story. Just to witness this little dog, with such a lack of confidence, she couldn’t even look you in the face, turn the page in such a significant fashion feels like a true GodSend……a message from above. It’s working, we’re doing it, saving lives, restoring faith, health and finding wonderful new adoptive families to join our UYR circle that share our mission and values.

Chersen is an illumination of light, love and hope. This very special little-one is in need of the ultimate home, and a new FurEverFamily that will share our commitment to right every wrong she has ever experienced, love her, and commit to her continued recovery, health and well-being, for-ever, and ever, and ever……

Foster Mom Diane

Update Bio 07/29/17. Sweet as Sugar!! We’ve known for several weeks that Chersen’s continued progress would just take time, and over the past couple of weeks her progress has picked up speed. She is now making complete eye-contact with us – YAY!! Rather than having to be sought out, she seeks out contact with us. She wants to be touched, petted, and have her belly rubbed. She maintains close-proximity to us now.

Chersen used to be very fearful of being held and would just freeze until she was put back down on the floor. Now, she likes to be held, but only if we’re sitting in one spot. She still doesn’t’ like to be carried around, but I’m doing more and more of this now and feel confident that she’ll get more comfortable, as time goes by. She still cowers when you reach down to pet her or pick her up, but at this point I think it’s just habitual. Although she doesn’t ask for it, the more attention she receives the more engaging she becomes. I believe that keeping a fairly-strict routine with her makes her feel safe and comfortable because she knows what to expect. We walk, eat, play, learn and settle in at roughly the same times each day.

Chersen is trying very hard to leave her past behind and accept “the good life” here in Lake Arrowhead. Sometimes I wonder if she thinks it’s just “Too-Good-To-Be-True” - no more being locked in a crate, no more being kicked, hit, yelled at, or abused. The day I picked up Chersen is forever imprinted in my mind. The tears of sadness, love and happiness all at the same time as I was driving home with her are something I’ll never forget.

Chersen is a very special little one. I hope we’ll find a new Fur-Family for her that will continue to understand and help her. The most beautiful thing about Chersen is the heartwarming feeling I get when she walks into the room. I hope her new owner will feel the love and joy that I do each day when I look in to her beautiful eyes and know that I Helped Saved Chersen’s Life – Literally! Chersen’s gifts are abundant and wonderful … she never takes anything for granted. She’s a healthy and beautiful girl that is full of genuine and pure unconditional LOVE.

To apply to become a part of Chersen's family by adopting her, just follow the link below to complete an application.

Update Bio. 06/27/17. Chersen is enjoying springtime in Lake Arrowhead as she continues her journey to her new FurEver family. The more time she spends with our family, the more we all love her. Our pack seems to understand her, perhaps better than we do, each day showing her love, giving her “good-morning” kisses and inviting her to play. We find it amazing how our own Yorkies (CocoChanel, Zsa-Zsa Gabor and Ringo Starr) have become star members of United Yorkie Rescue. She’s such a beautiful, sweet, “low-key” little girl. We’ve only heard her bark a total of three times since she arrived. Her tail wags constantly now, showing us her appreciation for every meal, walk and stroke of our hands.

There is still a ways to go …..

Chersen’s progress has been so inspiring and heartwarming. She has quickly accomplished our short-tern goals. She is healthy and obviously no longer in pain from her mammory gland tumor, and dental issues. A high quality, organic diet has resulted in a beautiful and shiny coat, as well as her return to a normal weight. We know she’s beginning to trust us and has begun kissing our hands. She has gone from spending 90% of her time in a crate to about 20%. She has learned how to walk perfectly on a leash and is the first one to the door. She comes when called and is spending much more time with the family on her own. Now we are focused on her long-term goals, celebrating baby-steps each day. Although all of the following goals have improved, we know these are things that just take time, experience, and her ability to put the past behind her. She still doesn’t make complete eye-contact with us, continues to cower when feet or hands approach her. She is easily frightened by loud noise or fast movements and isn’t entirely comfortable being held. We are doing specific activities with her to help her with these issues. Time heals all wounds, and we believe this is the case for Chersen.

In the end, we believe she’s almost ready to proceed to her FurEver family and have begun networking to meet prospective families that will continue to love her as we have for the rest of her life.

Update Bio. 05/16/17. Over the past 10 days since her surgery on 05/05, Chersen continues to heal both mentally and physically and has really loved snuggling with her 2 beautiful prayer blankets from FAB and FABB. She is such a wonderful and sweet little patient – despite pain from three different surgical procedures, she never, ever complains. On Friday, we were so pleased to learn that her tumor was benign. This means she should remain cancer free for the rest of her life!! Her first follow-up visit following surgery was on Friday. Chersen’s stitches are healing very nicely and her mouth and teeth are looking amazing! She’ll have her spay stitches removed on Thursday afternoon, and at that point she’ll be well on her way to recovery. Over the past few days, she’s enjoyed some short mountain walks – she walks so beautifully on the lead now. Please stay tuned as we continue to work with her on trust and confidence over the next few weeks…..

Update Bio. 05/06/17: Chersen had her surgeries, yesterday. The mammary tumor was removed, she was spayed, and had a dental. Her uterus was huge and Dr. Vanessa said she must have had many litters of puppies. Well, no more of that. She will be well taken care of from now on and get the life she deserves. Chersen had a good first night and is expected to make a full recovery. If you are interested in adopting this lovely little lady, follow the link below to complete an application.

Initial Bio. 04/21/17. Chersen's owner surrendered her to a high kill shelter. Chersen is a very sweet, girl and gets along well with her foster siblings. She has a mammary tumor and needs a dental. Her surgery is scheduled for next week.

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


To date we've spent $1744.75 on Chersen's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $790.00 in donations.
Please donate!

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

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

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

THANK YOU TO MAXWELL'S RESCUE ANGELS!

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

Update Bio. 11/26/17. Not much news on little Maxwell. He is still waiting for his forever home. He is a lot calmer than he used to be but still has his moments. He can drive you crazy an hour before feeding time. He loves to lay in your lap and play with his toys. He does, at times, have problems getting up the doggie stairs to the couch but he will usually figure it out. It is so funny because sometimes he just turns around and walks up backwards. Wish I could capture that on video.

He is growing a beautiful full coat.

Update Bio. 07/24/17. Maxwell has been in his foster home for over a year now, and it is getting difficult to do the monthly updates. He had his annual senior screen a few weeks ago and did excellent. He is a very healthy little boy. He needs his daily physical exercises and walks uphill to keep the muscles in his hind legs strong.

He is a happy, little guy who enjoys life and he loves, loves, loves toys. Squeaking toys and toys with voice boxes are his favorite one. His favorite game is tug of war.

He needs a patient person and a quiet home with very little people traffic and no children under the age of 12.Maxwell would be an excellent companion. To complete an application for adoption, just follow the link below.

Update Bio. 06/22/17. I can't believe that Maxwell has not found his forever home, yet. He has been in his foster home for an entire year, his pelvic fractures healed a long time ago, and he just had his annual senior screen. He is a perfectly healthy 10 and 1/2 year old Yorkie boy with puppy energy who loves to play tug of war, go for walks, and loves squeaker toys. Yes, he has problems with anxiety and we are trying the 3rd medication which doesn't seem to work just as the others we tried before. He would do best in a quiet home with very little people traffic, no other dogs, and a daily routine with minimal changes.

He should be walked uphill daily for 5 minutes and his exercises need to be done daily. They are very simple to do and it takes only 5 minutes twice a day.

I am sure the right person for Maxwell is out there and it is just a matter of time for this special person to find him.

Update Bio. 05/13/17. Maxwell has been at his foster home for an entire year, now. It is time for him to find his forever home. Max was evaluated by my trainer, who is an animal behaviorist and she said that he is overly attached to his foster Mom. Most likely due to the care he was getting when he came to her being severely injured. This is most likely the reason for him trying to nip strangers. He is totally fine going on walks with my trainer by herself with me hiding behind a building. A retired person/couple or someone who works from home would be ideal for Maxwell. He loves to go on walks and play tug of war with his toys and boy does he love toys.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

I am a very active and sweet little boy.

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


To date we've spent $3271.31 on Maxwell's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $3099.70 in donations.
Please donate!

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

To fill out the adoption application for Maxwell click here.
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I am feeling so much better now. Hooray!
Florida
Ava

Ava is 2 ½ years old and weighs 9 pounds. She is a Yorkshire terrier/Brussels Griffon mix. Ava is being fostered in Orlando, FL.

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THANK YOU TO AVA'S RESCUE ANGELS!

Nestor Sanchez, Nancy Farley, Karry Rogers, Deena Sloan, Sharon O'Neal, Mary Cronin, Nestor Sanchez, Robin Nyberg, Charlotte Robinson, Joann DeVita, Berniece Hurley, Wendy Fuhrmaneck, Bert McCollum, Melanie Colbrunn, Debby Hull, Traci Palmer, Paul Clark

UPDATED BIO 12/06/2017: Hi, I'm Ava.  Let me tell you about myself.  I recently had a dental and now my teeth are shiny white; I had one retained baby tooth and that was pulled during the dental. I am on monthly heartworm prevention and Bravecto for flea/tick prevention. Hey ya'll, check out this great video with my foster mom and me. You are gonna love it! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xmjLFJEzwjA&feature=youtu.be

I always let my foster mom know when I have to go outside to do my business.  Don't tell anyone, but I sometimes ask to go out just so I can chase lizards and squirrels, hee-hee!  I love to play with my toys and with my fur-sister, Leia.  When I'm not playing, you can find me on my foster mom's lap, my favorite place to be.  I love it when she holds me like a baby and talks to me.  And I understand every word she says. Yes I do!

When I first came to stay with my foster mom, I was a very sick little girl.  I was so weak and anemic.  The vet discovered that I had a certain type of anemia called Immune Mediated Hemolytic Anemia or IMHA.  This is a condition where my white blood cells (the ones that fight the bad guys), started to attack my red blood cells before they could mature.  The white cells thought the red cells were bad guys. This, of course, was not good for me.  I had to have a blood transfusion that first week.  

Then I started taking Prednisone and Azathioprine (a chemotherapy drug).  Gradually, I started to feel better and my energy and stamina returned. I am happy to say that all my blood counts have returned to normal and I have been off all medications for the past two months and I feel GREAT!

Ok, now I will tell you what kind of furever home I need.  If you feel your home would be perfect for me, click on the link below to complete/submit an adoption application. If you have questions, you can contact my foster mom at the email address below for more information. 

Here’s what my perfect home would be:

- It would be best if my new mom and/or dad are retired or work from home since I don't want to be left alone for long periods of time.

- I can only be adopted into an adult-only home.  Small children may pull on my ears or tail and accidentally hurt me.  I would not like that and may get a little grumpy.

- Because I have IMHA, I can no longer be vaccinated.  It might cause me to relapse and I definitely don't want that.  No vaccinations means that I can NOT go to dog parks, doggy daycare, the groomers or for walks in the neighborhood.

- I MUST have a fenced yard. 

- I would love it if there is another small doggie companion in the home for me to play with.  The only request is that the other dog must be fully vetted (vaccinations, including Bordetella, heartworm prevention, flea/ tick prevention, annual vet visit/ more as necessary) and always kept up-to-date.  

I am a great little girl, just ask my foster mom.  Please consider me when you look for a new companion dog to love.  I'm so worth it.  I'll definitely love you right back. I’ll be waiting for you.

Update Bio. 11/21/17. Ava is doing so well. She's been off all medications for 6-8 weeks. She's been spayed and had her dental. She's ready for adoption. Only problem is, she's a special needs dog and it's not easy finding someone to the proper home for her.

She's such a loving little girl. If she's not playing with her toys or with Leia, my personal Yorkie, she's on my lap. She loves to be held her like a baby, or lay on my chest. Of all my previous fosters, she is my favorite.

After June 2018, she will no longer be protected by her current vaccinations and will not be able to have any more. If she's not vaccinated, she cannot go to dog parks, doggy daycare, the groomers or for walks in the neighborhood.

She needs to go to an adult only home (15+). She must have a fenced yard. Another small dog would be okay as long as it is fully vetted and maintained.

UYR was represented at Barktoberfest yesterday, here in Orlando. There was a great turnout for the event. We we're so busy, we hardly had a chance to sit down. Of course, everyone was interested in our little dogs. There was some interest in Ava, but as soon as I told them her story, they lost interest. She deserves so much more.

Ava and I were on TV last Friday, promoting her story and availability. We have another TV appearance scheduled for December 8th. Another gentleman and his son want to video tape Ava for their YouTube presentation. Let's hope this coverage helps.

UPDATED BIO 10/25/2017: Hi again, Ava here.  So much has happened since my last update.  First, I have been weaned off all medications. I’m really happy about that since Prednisone made me very thirsty and fat.   My blood work was carefully monitored while I was taken off Prednisone, and  I'm happy to report my blood work has been completely normal!  Yeah for me!

I have been spayed and had a dental cleaning and all went well.  I only lost one tooth that was loose and I don’t even miss it.  I saw the dogtor last week to have my incision checked and have updated blood work.  I'm healing well and my blood work remains normal.

My foster mom talked to the dogtor again about me going into a home with other dogs since I am unable to have any updated vaccinations due to my Immune-Mediated Hemolytic Anemia (IMHA.  She said that if the other animals have all necessary vaccinations and flea and heartworm prevention, I could live in the house with them.  But, I still can't go to dog parks, doggy daycare, the groomer or walks in the neighborhood.  I also can't be around children younger than 12 years old.  At least, I can have a playmate and I'm so happy about that.

So, after more than five months of great vet care and being loved and cared for by my foster mom, I'm ready for my furever home.   I will miss her terribly, but I know it's time to go so she can care for other doggies who need her.

Updated bio 8-29-17 Hi again, It’s me, sweet adorable Ava. Wait until I tell you the latest about me.

I vaguely remember when I saw my foster mom for the first time. I was so anemic; she immediately took me to the dogtor. I was so weak, I couldn't keep my head up and I didn't want to eat. The dogtor gave me a blood transfusion, which only helped a little bit. The dogtor thought I'd feel so much better, but I didn't. She began to think I might have a different type of anemia. She was right. I had Autoimmune Hemolytic Anemia, much more serious than Iron Deficiency Anemia. My immune system is actually attacking the red blood cells that my little body makes. This is not good. Without those good red cells, I get tired real fast.

On the good side, my dogtor gave me some good medicine and I feel so much better now. I'm not cured, and I will probably have to take medicine for the rest of my life. I will also need to have blood work every six months to see if I'm on the right dose of my medicine. Just so you know, my medicine does not cost a lot of money. It is pretty cheap medicine so that is good; at least my foster mom thinks so. I don’t know much about money.

I'm two years old and I feel like I could conquer the world. My foster mom says I'm a "special needs" little girl, whatever that means. I just know that I love to play with my toys and chase lizards in the backyard. I didn't know they could be so fast, but I keep trying to catch them. I have no idea what I'd do with the silly thing if I did catch one.

My foster mom says I have to be the only pet in my new, adult only, furever home. You see, because my immune system is compromised, I cannot have vaccinations. Yay, I think. But that also means I can't go to the doggy park or go for walks in my new neighborhood or go to the groomer. Boo! But my foster mom is always looking out for me and she found a groom who comes right to our house. Mostly because I can’t go on walks, I need to have a fenced yard to do my business in and chase those lizards.

I do like to eat and I always clean my plate. I love the food my foster mom feeds me. I like it when she gives me a bath too. I love to lie on her lap. I especially love it when she holds me like a baby and talks to me and I understand every word she says.

I take Heartguard to keep those nasty heartworms away. I am even microchipped. In case I get lost, I can find my way back to you. I am a good alarm. If I hear something that doesn't sound right, I let my foster mom know. She says I do a good job. And she loves that I am housebroken.

As much as I love my foster mom, I know there are other doggies out there that need her help. She has helped me so much, but it's almost time for me to move on to my furever home.

Wouldn't you like to be my new mom or dad? C'mon, you know you want to. I may be special needs, but I am so loving and adorable you would be getting the greatest little girl ever.

UPDATED BIO 7/13/2017: Ava is feelng better and wanted to update everyone who has been following her progress with an update. Here’s what Ava had to say:

Well - I had my bloodwork rechecked today and I have good news to share. My red blood count is in the normal range! Yeah for me! Even with the multiple blood draws (boy, did I hate that and I wasn't very nice to her), I am so happy she now knows what is wrong with me.

I have a condition known as Immune-Mediated Hemolytic Anemia (IMHA). This means that my red blood cells are being attacked by my body and they die before they are supposed to. But, with the good medicine the dogtor gave me, I'm feeling so much better. She said I will probably have to take this medicine forever. I don't mind as long as I continue to feel good.

My foster mom says she's happy that I'm doing so well. I make her laugh when I play with my toys and especially when I run around the house playing chase with her. I love to go for car rides and walks. I can't walk in the heat for too long, because I tire so easily due to my anemia. Sometimes, my foster mom has to carry me home because I'm too tired. Thank goodness I only weigh 7.5 pounds.

My ideal furever home is one with one adult, preferably someone who will be home all day long with me. No children, cats or other dogs, please. I need to be an only dog. I am a very sweet, loving little girl, but I want my new mom or dad to be my one and only. And I want to be their one and only furbaby to love.

Updated bio 6-27-17 Little Ava was rescued from the shelter on June 19th. She was severely anemic due to a horrible flea infestation. She was extremely underweight and sick.

Ave was taken immediately from the shelter to the vet, where the vet, the tech, and her foster mom spent over an hour picking fleas off her. Most of them were already dead from medication given to her at Animal Services. The vet gave her a B12 injection, and treated both her eye and ear infections with drops and antibiotics. Ava was also discovered to have a grade 3/5 heart murmur. At this time the vet seems to feel it will not affect her life at all, but it needs to be monitored. So much for such a young pup.

That evening Ava refused to eat. The next day her blood counts were checked again. They were still low, and although she had eaten a little, she was just not showing signs of getting better.

Wednesday morning, Ava seemed to be a little perkier and ate a little more. However, when she returned to the vet Thursday to recheck her blood counts they were still very low in spite of her seemingly to be a little better. The vet determined it was time for a blood transfusion. She was taken to the Emergency Pet Hospital for the transfusion right away. The fear was if her white and red blood counts did not begin to show more normal levels she would start to really fail. After the transfusion she did seem a little better, but it didn’t last.

Friday she returned to the vet for more blood work. Her counts were better, but still not in the normal range. Ava wouldn’t eat and her abdomen was very distended. An x-ray showed she had fluid in her abdomen. The vet was not sure it if was fluid was blood or something less critical. The vet aspirated the fluid. Thankfully, one thing went right for Ava and it wasn’t blood. She was given another B12 injection, liquid minerals, and prednisone.

Ava seems to have rallied some over the weekend, but every time she would go outside, she would immediately start panting. Would sad, sick, little Ava ever feel better?

Ava had blood work again on Tuesday and her red blood count has come up slightly, so that is good news. They are not at normal levels yet, but hopefully with the meds they will continue to rise. Her white blood count and platelets are still too high, which means they are fighting an infection still, but they have come down a little too. It is hoped that Ava is on the road to recovery, but it will be a while longer before she is well. The vet added another drug to help with her recovery. Everyone is doing everything possible to get Ava well again. Ava takes six medications daily; three of them are taken twice a day. Still Ave remains weak and sleeps a lot.

In spite of all she has gone thought Ava is such a wonderful little pup. She has put up with all the needles and the poking and prodding and still loves everyone. She remains loving and sweet.

Ava needed to be saved and UYR did not hesitate to do that. We have spent close to $1,500 on Ava’s care in the short time she has been with us. We are not sure how much more it will cost for Ava to be well again, but we will do whatever we have to, because Ava deserves this. We are reaching out to our wonderful, caring, Rescue Angels to please help us continue help Ava. Whatever you can spare, a dime, a dollar, or more, because Ava is so worth it. She has been through so much, please don’t forget her, and please give what you can. Remember to keep Ava in your heart, your thoughts, and your prayers.

Initial bio 6/19/17 Ava is a sick little pup. She was just rescued from the shelter a short while ago and rushed immediately to the vet. She is severely anemic from flea bites and has several other medical issues that will be addressed at the vet clinic.

We will know more about sick little Ava after her vet visit. Please watch for more information. Keep little Ava in your hearts as she takes this journey from sickness to health.


To date we've spent $2252.44 on Ava's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $1475.00 in donations.
Please donate!

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

To fill out the adoption application for Ava click here.
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Baloo is a handsome boy.
Florida
Baloo

Baloo is an adorable 11 year old, 13 pound yorkie boy. Baloo wants to be your one and only animal. He is being fostered in Clearwater, FL.

THANK YOU TO BALOO'S RESCUE ANGELS!

Tatiana Ceballos

UPDATED BIO 12/11/2017: Avoid the Christmas rush and get yourself the best gift ever. I am Baloo - a very sweet and adorable 11 year old yorkie. PLEASE NOTE!!!! I NEED AN ENCLOSED BACKYARD AND I ALSO NEED TO BE THE ONLY DOG IN THE HOME. I also do not do well with children or cats.

Like a lot of humans, I have lived a difficult life and because of my age, and as a result of my past life’s difficulties, I prefer to live a quiet mellow life now. I love to be petted and have my tummy rubbed and head scratched. I do enjoy sleeping in the bed and ….. BONUS! - I am also house-trained. My advanced training means I will heel, sit, and sometimes stay. I love to give high fives for treats.

I would consider myself a low-maintenance kind of fellow; however, it does take me a little time to get acclimated to my new surroundings. My ideal forever home would be with an older retired person or couple where I will be the center of attention – and the center of their world. Yup, I’d really like that. I prefer to spend most of my time outdoors in my own private dog park that you humans would call an ENCLOSED BACK YARD. Please - no apartment or condo dwellers. 

Because I am a strong-willed character of sorts, it would be best for me to go into a home with someone with doggie experience, and especially experience with the Yorkshire Terrier breed. Come on folks! Spoil yourself a little bit and adopt the gift that keeps on giving – ME! We can chill and relax together and watch the world go by – that’s a perfect day for me. Oh, and remember those belly rubs and head scratches. 

UPDATED BIO 10/31/2017: Avoid the Christmas rush and get yourself the best gift ever. I am Baloo - a very sweet, and adorable 11 year old yorkie. PLEASE NOTE!!!! I NEED AN ENCLOSED BACKYARD AND I ALSO NEED TO BE THE ONLY DOG IN THE HOME.

Like a lot of humans, I have lived a difficult life and because of my age, and as a result of my past life’s difficulties, I prefer to live a quiet mellow life now. I love to be petted and have my tummy rubbed and head scratched. I do enjoy sleeping in the bed and – BONUS! - I am also house-trained.

I would consider myself a low-maintenance kind of fellow; however, it does take me a little time to get acclimated to my new surroundings. My ideal forever home would be with an older retired person or couple where I will be the center of attention – and the center of their world. Yup, I’d really like that.

Because I am a strong-willed character of sorts, it would be best for me to go into a home with someone with doggie experience, and especially experience with the Yorkshire Terrier breed. Come on folks! Spoil yourself a little bit and adopt the gift that keeps on giving – ME! We can chill and relax together and watch the world go by – that’s a perfect day for me. Oh, and remember those belly rubs and head scratches, too!

Updated bio 8-29-17 Hello, my name is Baloo. I am 11 years old and weigh a lucky 13 pounds. Right now I am living in Clearwater, FL in my foster home. Here's what you should know about me. I generally like to keep to myself and mind my own business. I do enjoy time with my owner, but other than that I am content with my toys. I am in very good health. I have been through advanced obedience training. I have no dental issues which is rare for my age, but I have been very well taken care-of in my previous home. And guess what? I am house-trained and a really good eater too.

My perfect home would be a home with ABSOLUTELY no other pets or children. I like to have all the attention and love. I like a quiet environment and am looking for a stay-at-home person who likes the same. I do have a strong character, so I need an owner who is familiar with dogs like me, especially one with a snarky attitude that a Yorkie can sometimes have; I will take over the house if you let me, so I kinda need owners with a strong character, too, lol! My owners may have to rein me in a little and show me my boundaries from time-to-time - maybe. I really need a fenced/enclosed backyard to play in. I am not a dog park or neighborhood kind of dog. Please don't be scared. I am friendly, loving, loyal and obedient, and really pretty much maintenance-free except for the required belly rub now and then. I look forward to meeting my new parent or parents. I will give you lots of kisses and love. Don't pass me by if you think you would like a special dog like me.

UPDATED BIO 07/07/2017: Here's a note from Baloo:

Hello future Parents

Please allow me to introduce myself. I am Baloo and I am a mature gentleman at 11 years old. Because I have been taken such good care of at my most recent vet visit, I was found to be in excellent health and cleared to go to my forever home.

My ideal home would be a home much like myself - older and retired. Why? Because we can sit around and watch the world go by. I'm not a fan of a lot of excitement and I don't bark much. I really just love to walk around the back yard (preferably fenced). I love toys. I am almost like a puppy in that regard and I bring them to bed with me.

So now you know about me, and that I'm a laid-back gentleman. Oh! Now this is impressive. I have been to Obedience School and I can do a few tricks. Pretty cool, huh? There's something else you need to know. I want to be your one and only animal. That way, you can devote all of your attention to me - that's the way I like it!

Please ask my Foster Parents any questions if you are interested in adopting and loving me.

INITIAL 06-25-17: Baloo just arrived at this foster home today. He was so glad to be there. It seems there was this young dog in his former home that was not being very nice to Baloo. He wanted Baloo to play with him all the time and although Baloo is a young 11 year old fellow, he no longer has the energy of a puppy and he was just so unhappy. Baloo's mom knew Baloo needed a quiet, calm home where he would be the only dog.

Baloo did great in the long car ride to his foster home. He is house-trained, walks nicely on a leash, and is a good eater. Baloo is a healthy dog and has many wonderful years left. He needs a home with no other dogs and no kids. He would love a stay-at-home mom and/or dad if that is possible.

Baloo is settling into his foster home and already his foster mom and dad said he is one great dog and is loving the attention he is getting from them. Much more to come on this cutie as his foster parents get to know him.


To date we've spent $199.51 on Baloo's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $218.80 in donations.
Please donate!

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

To fill out the adoption application for Baloo click here.
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So Happy. Her eye will feel better soon.

Holly b4 grooming
Florida
Holly

This sweet girl is Holly. She is estimated to be 8 years old and weighs 7.3 pounds. Holly is being fostered in Leesburg, FL. Holly needs home for the holidays.

THANK YOU TO HOLLY'S RESCUE ANGELS!

Regina Whitehall, Trula Montgomery, Tony Heath, Leidy Kessler

Updated bio 12/05/2017:  Hello, my name is Holly. My foster mom thought that would be a great name for a little girl who needs a home for the HOLLYdays. Today I have nothing but good news to share. First, I am not in the shelter anymore. I am now in a nice home with a few other dogs. I have a nice soft doggie bed and plenty of good food to eat. No cold, hard cement floor for me anymore. Thank Goodness.

On my first day out of the shelter, I spent the day at the doggie hospital. First the nice doctor said I am not 10 years old like the shelter estimated, but I am closer to 8 years old. I am very healthy, and my heart and lungs are perfect and not one thing is wrong with me. After the nice doctor told me how perfect I am, another very nice vet person shaved off all my stinky matted hair. There were so many mats and tangles no one could brush it. And I know I smelled really bad too, so now I smell better and my foster mommy said when my hair grows back in I will be beautiful. 

That awful thing that was growing over my eye didn’t affect my eye or vision at all and now it’s gone. The doctor took it off and put in a few stitches. Soon it will heal and you’ll never know it was there. They told my foster mom it was a benign growth, and in no time I will be even more perfect. I got my teeth cleaned, too; my breath is so nice and fresh and my teeth are shiny white.  Oh. I almost forgot this. I got this thing called a spay, so that I will never have puppies. During the spay surgery, the doctor found a little thing called a mammary tumor and now that is gone, too.  

I am a little tired today after all that I went through yesterday, but in a few days I am going to feel much better. In fact, I bet I will feel so good again I will be just like a puppy.  My stiches will be ready to come out in about 2 weeks and then I will be ready for my forever home – just in time for the HOLLYdays!

Foster mom tells me that I am a great dog. I ride in the car very nicely. I do pull a little bit on the leash on walks, so I am not so good at leash walking – but I promise to get better each day. I’m a good eater and sleeper and my foster mom thinks I am house-trained too. She seems really happy about that. I like other dogs and I like doggie toys and I like to play. So far my foster mom said she can’t find one single thing about me that’s not good. And now that I’m all fixed up, I’m just about perfect.

Maybe you would like me to be your best HOLLYday present ever. Whatever HOLLYday you celebrate I can celebrate with you and be your very special gift. And one more thing, if you would like to contribute a little to help the wonderful people at United Yorkie Rescue who got me out of that awful shelter and paid for all my care, we would all be very, very grateful.  Happy HOLLYdays, Everyone.  Please remember me – HOLLY - and give me a home for the HOLLYdays. 

Initial Bio 12-3-17 Say hello to Holly. She was found on the streets all matted and dirty. Worse than being homeless, she has a horrible mass on her left eyelid with scabbing and a bloody discharge. The shelter took her in and clipped her hair on her face and cleaned around her eye. They gave her antibiotics and pain medication. This adorable little girl needed rescue as soon as possible so that she can receive medical intervention for her eye. Holly sat in the shelter for 5 days waiting on someone to come and pick her up. No one came for this sweet princess, but United Yorkie Rescue could not let this little girlie stay in the shelter one day longer. We knew we must try to provide her with the medical care she so desperately needed.

Holly was taken to her foster home, given a bath, some flea meds, and an inflatable e-color so she would leave her eye alone. Unfortunately it was Sunday, but Holly will be at the vet clinic first thing Monday morning. It is unknown what the prognosis for her eye will be, but whatever it is, United Yorkie Rescue is committed to making sure she is cared for.

The shelter estimated her to be 10 years old, but in her foster home, she is running and jumping and exhibiting much more energy than a 10 year old dog ordinary does. Although her eye must be bothering her, she is still so sweet and loving. She is already following her foster mom all over the house. She is getting along fine with the other dogs, and has made herself already at home. She is so very happy to be out of the shelter and in a loving, safe and comfy home.

Please come back very soon to find out what is in store for Holly after her vet visit. United Yorkie Rescue can use your help with Holly's medical costs. Please show Holly you care and let's make her have a holiday to remember. Perhaps, too, Holly will find a home for the holidays. Anything you can donate would be appreciated. UYR thanks you, and so does this sweet little girl who is so deserving of proper medical care.


To date we've spent $324.47 on Holly's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $80.90 in donations.
Please donate!

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

To fill out the adoption application for Holly click here.
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I am so cute. You know you want me.

I am so sweet.
Florida
Lola

Sweet Lola is a little Maltese mix. Lola is 9 years old and weighs 13 pounds. She is being fostered in North Port, FL.

INITIAL BIO 12/10/2017: Lola was recently rescued from a high-kill shelter. Lola may not be a Yorkie, but no one came to adopt this sweet little girlie, and because the shelters this time of year are all over-crowded, Lola was only one day away from being euthanized. United Yorkie Rescue could not let that happen to this precious little yorkie "wannabe". We had to save her from such a fate. Although she just arrived at her foster home, and her foster mom is getting to know her, it appears taht Lola is both a sweet and feisty little angel. She already had the kissy fountain flowing, probably because she was so grateful to be out of that cold, loud shelter. She is oh-so-happy to have a nice, warm loving foster home for the holidays. The shelter was no fun, it was crowded and noisy, and there was no one to hold and cuddle her. And Lola sure does seem to love being held and cuddled.

Lola has seen the vet and she has cataracts in both eyes. The cataract in her left eye is mature and she has very little vision in that eye, and she can see shadows with her right eye. She will soon be seeing a doggie ophthalmologist to get a better idea if cataract surgery can correct the vision in at least one eye. Stay tuned for more on this adorable and sweet little girl coming very soon.

Lola is a beautiful little girlie - although her eyes don't see the outside world clearly, one can clearly see that her eyes are full of love and hope. Lola is happy and a bump here and there does not seem to affect her. There is no barking or growling from this sweetie - just tons of kisses for foster mom Although she has only been in her foster home for a day or two, foster mom already loves her tons.


To date we've spent $0 on Lola'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 Lola click here.
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I am wishing for a forever home for Christmas

Foster Mom calls me Adorable instead of Luke. I like it.
Florida
Luke

Luke is an adorable and very active 10-1/2 year old 6.5 lb little fella. Luke is being fostered in Tallahassee, FL.

UPDATED BIO 12/04/2017: Luke is doing just great in his foster home where he has been living for the past two months. He continues to be a very alert, active, calm and sweet little yorkie-poo boy.

Luke has decided that he loves playing with squeaky toys and will fetch and “almost” return them – but he is regaining the hang of it and will soon bring the toy all the way back. And drop it. Luke loves going outside in the puppy play-yard and is interested in the many squirrels that are always around and about – but he doesn’t bark at them. He is very interested in what they are doing and will watch them for a long time if permitted. Same with the lizards and frogs that abound in the forest – they totally interest and enthrall him.

Luke has always been a sensitive little guy who prefers soft talking by his humans instead of loud talking. He rolls over for belly rubs anytime he is approached – so sweet and so trusting! He greets anyone who comes into his foster home and will get up on his hind legs and asks everyone to pick him up. He is definitely not an alpha dog, but is sweet as sugar and has a ton of love to give to his human(s).

Luke sleeps all night long in his little bed on the floor in his foster parent’s bedroom. His perfect home would be one with at least one stay-at-home parent so that he could give them lots of attention and affection during the day. Luke gets along with other dogs really well although he much prefers human companionship, but another dog in the home close to his size and age would be okay with Luke.

Luke has always had sensitive skin issues and he is currently taking a medication (approximate cost $30/month) to help with his itchiness. He also gets medicated baths 1-2x a week to keep the itching under control. His new medication, along with a new medicated shampoo and RX food seem to have really lessened Luke’s itchiness – hallelulah! His RX food is about the same price as any high-quality dog food and is formulated specifically for dogs with possible food and skin sensitivities. Luke has lots and lots of love to give to a forever family. Please don’t turn away from Luke because of his allergies and age. You will not find a more loving, sweet and dedicated companion dog.

NOTE: Due to Luke’s small size and his past history with small children in his first home, he cannot be placed in a home with children under the age of 14.

UPDATED BIO 11/06/2017: Luke continues to be a very active, but calm and cute little yorkie-poo boy. Luke is back in UYR after his adoptive dad recently passed away.

Luke is a very smart little boy – he is almost 100% housetrained and also loves going outside in the fenced-in yard. He enjoys looking at all the squirrels in the forest trees and from time-to-time will be enthralled by either a lizard or a frog. He is not as happy outside at night-time since there are some night sounds that he is unaccustomed to, such as frogs croaking and alligators growling and rumbling in the lake. But he is getting used to hearing them since he’s been in his foster home for about 5 weeks now, and is now very curious about the sounds.

Luke is a sensitive little guy who prefers soft talking by his humans instead of loud talking. He rolls over for belly rubs anytime he is approached – so sweet and so trusting! Luke sleeps all night long in his bed in his human’s bedroom. His perfect home would be one with at least one stay-at-home parent so that he could give them lots of attention and affection during the day. Luke gets along with other dogs really well although he much prefers human companionship, but another dog in the home close to his size and age would be fine with Luke.

Luke has always had sensitive skin issues and he is currently taking a medication (approximate cost $25 monthly) to help with his itchiness. He also needs medicated baths 2-3x a week to keep the itching under control. He enjoys the cooling comfort of Tea Tree Oil or Aloe on his itchies when they pop up. Luke has lots and lots of love to give to a forever family. Could that be your’s?

NOTE: Due to Luke’s small size and his past history with small children in his first home, he cannot be placed in a home with children under the age of 14.

UPDATED BIO 11/06/2017: Luke continues to be a very active, but calm and cute little yorkie-poo boy. Luke is back in UYR after his adoptive dad recently passed away.

Luke is a very smart little boy – he is almost 100% housetrained and also loves going outside in the fenced-in yard. He enjoys looking at all the squirrels in the forest trees and from time-to-time will be enthralled by either a lizard or a frog. He is not as happy outside at night-time since there are some night sounds that he is unaccustomed to, such as frogs croaking and alligators growling and rumbling in the lake. But he is getting used to hearing them since he’s been in his foster home for about 5 weeks now, and is now very curious about the sounds.

Luke is a sensitive little guy who prefers soft talking by his humans instead of loud talking. He rolls over for belly rubs anytime he is approached – so sweet and so trusting! Luke sleeps all night long in his bed in his human’s bedroom. His perfect home would be one with at least one stay-at-home parent so that he could give them lots of attention and affection during the day. Luke gets along with other dogs really well although he much prefers human companionship, but another dog in the home close to his size and age would be fine with Luke.

Luke has always had sensitive skin issues and he is currently taking a medication (approximate cost $25 monthly) to help with his itchiness. He also needs medicated baths 2-3x a week to keep the itching under control. He enjoys the cooling comfort of Tea Tree Oil or Aloe on his itchies when they pop up. Luke has lots and lots of love to give to a forever family. Could that be your’s?

NOTE: Due to Luke’s small size and his past history with small children in his first home, he cannot be placed in a home with children under the age of 14.

UPDATED BIO 10/05/017: Luke is an active but very calm and cute little yorkie boy. Luke was adopted from UYR 5 years ago, but sadly Luke’s adoptive dad recently passed away and this little munchkin came back into UYR.

Since Luke has been in his foster home, he has let his foster mom know that he is a smart boy! Even though Luke had a history of problems with house-training, he appears to be totally house-trained, and will even let foster mom know when he needs to go out by coming to her and patting her on the leg. Wow!

He is a sensitive little guy who likes to hear inside voices from his people instead of loud talking. He rolls over for belly rubs anytime he is approached – so sweet! Luke is happily sleeping all night long in his little bed and is happy and content. Luke would love having one stay-at-home parent so that he could give them lots of attention and affection during the day.

Luke has always had sensitive skin issues and he is currently taking a medication to help with his itchiness. He will see the vet soon to see if there is a different protocol that may be better for him. Luke has lots and lots of love to give to a forever family. Could that be your’s?

NOTE: Due to Luke’s small size, he cannot be placed in a home with children under the age of 14.

INITIAL BIO 09/30/2017: Luke is an active but very calm and cute little yorkie boy. Luke was adopted from UYR 5 years ago, but sadly Luke’s adoptive dad recently passed away and this little munchkin came back into UYR. He appears to be happy in his foster home and is very curious about the other dogs and gets along well with them.

Luke is an active little boy who can easily jump onto the sofa and chairs and will happily sleep on a little throw or blankie – as long as he is near his person. Luke’s former adopter gave Luke a ton of attention and he especially loves belly rubs. Luke sleeps soundly during the night, and although he slept in bed with his dad, Luke is fine sleeping in the same room with his person. He gives his person loads of attention and is a very easy little boy to care for.

Luke’s perfect home would be one where he is the only dog, or one in which there may be another adult or senior dog for companionship, although Luke isn’t really into playing with another dog at this point in his life. He more enjoys interaction and attention from his human family. His house-training needs some improvement, but his foster mom will be working with him on that. Luke would love having one stay-at-home parent so that he could give them lots of attention and affection during the day.

Luke just came into rescue today, so stay tuned for more updates on this little nugget.

NOTE: Due to Luke’s small size and his past history with small children in his first home, he cannot be placed in a home with children under the age of 14.


To date we've spent $659.18 on Luke's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $659.18 in donations.
Please donate!

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

To fill out the adoption application for Luke click here.
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Florida
Missy (and Oscar)

Missy is a sweet 8 pound little Yorkie girl. She is only 4.5 years old. Missy is being fostered in Ocala, FL. She and her brother Oscar are very bonded and must be adopted together.

UPDATED BIO 11/08/2017: Missy and her brother Oscar are back with their foster mom. It seems Missy's surgical repair of her ACL and luxating patella swelled up and the adopter was concerned they wouldn't be able to take appropriate care of her, so they surrendered Missy and her brother Oscar back to United Yorkie Rescue. That's okay because in about a week or two Missy's vet said the swelling would go down and she would be just fine. Perhaps she jumped off the sofa or bed in her adopter's home before the repair was fully healed. Missy goes back to the vet in a week for a recheck.

Missy is a great little dog. She loves everyone and is very devoted to her people. She loves to ride in the car and take walks. Missy is not totally house-trained, buts she is smart and she will learn; in fact, she is already learning and her foster mom will continue to work with her.

Missy and her brother Oscar are great dogs. Once Missy's ACL repair is healed, they will be ready for their forever family. Missy and Oscar would do best in a home with grown-ups only and no children. Please consider adopting these two sweet, adorable pups. They would be a wonderful addition to anyone wanting double the cuddles, double the kisses and even better, double the love.

INITIAL BIO 09/23/2017: Missy and her brother Oscar recently arrived at their foster home. They are a delightful pair and must be adopted together. They have already bonded with their foster mom and fur- brothers. They love to follow foster mom wherever she goes. Missy and Oscar have experienced their first golf cart ride to the dog park and enjoyed both the ride and the dog park. This dynamic duo loves to sleep in bed with their foster mom and fur- brothers. Missy and Oscar are learning to do their business outside – they are young and smart and are quick to learn.

Sadly, when Missy arrived in her foster home, foster mom realized Missy was favoring her left hind leg. Foster mom immediately took Missy to the dogtor and was told that Missy needed bilateral luxating patella surgery, as well as teeth cleaning. This surgery is quite costly, however, United Yorkie Rescue does not want Missy to continue to be in pain so United Yorkie Rescue agreed to pay for this surgery so Missy will be pain-free. This bonded pair would make a wonderful addition to a loving family with at least one stay-at-home parent.

Adoption Pending

To date we've spent $773.61 on Missy (and Oscar)'s vet bills, but with your support we've collected $740.46 in donations.
Please donate!

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

To fill out the adoption application for Missy (and Oscar) click here.
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Nemo sporting his new short hair-cut

Nemo loves to cuddle in bed with foster mom and dad
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Nemo

Nemo is a little Yorkie boy who is approximately 6 years old and weighs a chubby 10 pounds. Nemo is being fostered in West Palm Beach, FL.

THANK YOU TO NEMO'S RESCUE ANGELS!

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

UPDATED BIO 11/16/2017: Nemo came into UYR from a local South Florida shelter 14 months ago; he was deemed unadoptable to the public based on his skin condition.  You see, Nemo's former family did not take care of him at all, and not only was he missing most of his hair, his skin had turned black and thickened due to  chronic skin infections that had gone unchecked, probably for most of his life.   We thought he was just so cute and pathetic, we simply could not pass him up!  Pathetic he was, as he was also so sick with kennel cough and skin infection, he simply did not feel well enough the first 3 weeks in his foster home to be bothered to get up off the couch much, whether it was for meals or to greet his people.   Fast forward a year ….. and Nemo’s personality has really emerged!   Now, when his foster mom and dad come home, he gets so excited he looks like a little yorkie bucking bronco. It’s so hard for him to contain his enthusiasm that his 4 legs simply cannot stay on the floor at the same time.  So cute! Nemo looks and feels so much better. But, his skin infection is still not 100 % cleared. His current skin care routine involves getting bathed 2x a week with medicated shampoo. Nemo will go back to the doggie dermatologist in January to determine the next course of action.   So, he is not currently available for adoption until after his dermatology check in January.

Nemo also has a condition called Diabetes Insipidus.  This is a fairly rare disorder that affects water metabolism, preventing his body from conserving water and releasing too much of it. This condition is characterized by increased urination, dilute urine (so-called insipid, or dull urine), and increased and excessive thirst/drinking. He is on a daily medication for this which helps; however, he still needs to be walked at least once in the morning and then in the evening to optimally empty his bladder.  Foster mom and dad have put a pee-pee-pad down for him, which he does use, but he also does have accidents if he is not taken outside on schedule.   

Nemo likes to go for a walk in the morning, then he likes to snooze for hours afterwards.   He is a pretty laid-back little nugget that doesn't bark much.   He does love to play with his squeaky toys and will play for hours with his foster parents.  He also likes to chew on bones, and that can keep him occupied for a long time as well.

Nemo’s perfect forever dream home would be one with a fenced yard.  He gets along with nice, mellow dogs, but is reactive to high-strung barking dogs.  He is also okay with older and laid-back cats, but can be reactive with high energy young cats.  For more info on Nemo, please read his bio and contact his foster mom through the link below. 

NOTE: The specialized tests involved in diagnosing/treating Nemo has been expensive. UYR has spent over almost $2,500 on various diagnostic testing/medications/treatment for this sweet boy. If your heart leads you to donate to his medical expenses, every penny will be appreciated from the bottom of our hearts.

UPDATED BIO 10/08/2017: Guess who had a birthday?  Nemo did!  Yep, he's been in UYR for a year now!  Wow, can you believe that?!  Most of that time he has not been available for adoption. Why you may ask? Well, Nemo came into UYR with serious skin issues which were initially diagnosed as an over-abundance of yeast, so we were treating that condition for many months.  However, even though he had improved a bit, his skin was still irritated and red, so he went to a veterinarian dermatologist.  The dermatologist discovered that Nemo had a bacterial skin infection, and put him on oral antibiotics as well as other medications. Medicated baths become a routine part of his care.

After being on the medication for several months, Nemo went back for a re-check on October 3rd.   The good news is that he finished with the oral antibiotics and doesn't need more.  The bad news is that he still has a skin infection, and will need the medicated baths 2x per week until his recheck on January 3rd.  He will remain in UYR foster care in the same loving home he has been in for the past year. Since Nemo has to be bathed so frequently, foster mom felt that he would be much more comfortable if he was shaved down as close as possible, especially since he has very thick hair.   Not to fear, Nemo won't get cold as he lives in warm, sunny South Florida.  

Nemo has also put on some weight and is back up to 10 lbs, so he is on a doggie diet again.  His foster parents haven’t been overfeeding him, but they realized he has been getting into the cat and dog food that was on the floor of the pantry.  What a smart little stinker! Foster mom has now relocated those bags so that nothing “food-related” is in Nemo’s reach!  

Nemo’s perfect home would be one with at least one stay-at-home parent and a fenced-in yard. Even though he won’t be available for adoption for several months, if you are interested in giving Nemo a forever home, please feel free to communicate via email with his foster mom (email addy below) or submit an adoption application for him, with the understanding he will be in foster care for at least 3 additional months. Please check back after January 4, 2018 to see Nemo’s status.

UPDATED BIO 09/20/2017: Nemo is an approximately 6 year old who weighs about 9 lbs and is being fostered in West Palm Beach. We have had Nemo for almost a year, and he is now 1 year older!

Nemo came from a local shelter in terrible condition. One of his issues is that he had a terrible skin infection and was missing much of his hair. He had developed thick, black, painful skin where the infection was. We had initially treated him for a yeast infection, and he got better, but after 10 months, we realized he was not where he needed to be, so he was take to a specialist. There it was discovered that he no longer had a yeast infection, but actually had a bacterial infection. The vet believed he has air borne allergies, so he is currently on antibiotics, as well as antihistamines and anti-itching pills. He is going back to the vet in October, and won't be available until after his vet visit.

Nemo also has an issue called Diabetes Insipidus, a condition where his pituitary gland does not work properly and he drinks too much water. He is on a medication to help regulate this. Nemo is house-trained but he needs to go out regularly or he will have accidents.

Nemo lives with other dogs and cats. He gets along with them, but he would do best in an environment with low-key animals that are friendly. He can have a bit of a Napoleon attitude with other dogs that he doesn't know when he is out on his leash, so he is not a good dog to bring to the dog park, and he should never be off-leash as his 2nd favorite thing to do is chase squirrels (eating is his 1st favorite thing to do). Nemo is a pretty low-key little dude himself, and after his morning walk, is pretty happy just chilling on the couch. He loves his squeaky toys and his bones, and he loves to eat! We put him in a little tent at meal time, otherwise, he would eat the other dogs' food. For a video of Nemo going into his little tent to eat, click here: https://youtu.be/mNpm0aDgSX4

Nemo needs to have fenced-in yard and would do best with someone who is home at least part of the day.

Updated Bio 8/2/17: Nemo is an approximately 6 year old, 9 lb Yorkie who is being fostered in West Palm Beach, FL.

Take a look at little Nemo enjoying being petted here: https://youtu.be/Rv_VD95hrys

Nemo has a new weight! First Nemo was too skinny when he initially came to us, so we fed him and fed him and then next thing we knew, he had put on some winter weight and he was getting a little too round. So Nemo has been given smaller portions and is not being given snacks, and we think at 9 lbs, he is just right! These little dogs don't eat much at all!

Nemo was initially diagnosed with a skin condition caused by an over abundance of yeast. After having him for many months, his condition improved, but we felt at this point, he should look perfect, which he does not, so we decided to take him to a doggie dermatologist. The dogmatologist said that not only did he have something called Malassezia pachydermatis, but extracellular bacteria as well, and this is what was causing his skin to continue to be thick and black and also the reason for his missing hair. This is probably caused by inhalant allergies. So, now Nemo is on an antibiotic and an antihistamine for his skin, as well as weekly baths with a new shampoo. The dogmatologist wants to see him back in 8 weeks, so we are going to hang onto him for another couple of months until we get his issue all (or mostly) straightened out. Keep checking back for updates! (If you are interested in adopting Nemo, please go ahead and complete/submit the Adoption Application and his foster mom will get back in touch with you.)

Updated Bio 7/6/17: Meet Nemo! Nemo was initially brought in as a stray, and sprung from a local high kill shelter in very poor condition. Not only was he underweight, had kennel cough, a urinary tract infection, and an upper reparatory infection, he also had a neglected overabundance of yeast. This yeast condition made him itchy, caused a loss of much of his fur, and caused his skin to become thick and black. Fast-forward almost 10 months, and those sick and dark days at the shelter are merely a memory. Nemo has plumped up to a healthy weight of 10 pounds, and much of his fur has returned, although he still has some areas that are a bit sparse. He is on a very inexpensive anti-yeast pill to help his fur regrowth. He also takes an anti itching medication called Apoquel.

After having Nemo for a short time, his foster parents realized there was something else going on with him. After several tests the vet determined he has something called Diabetes Insipidus (DI), which is also known as water diabetes, This is something different that the more common sugar diabetes. Basically, he has a faulty pituitary gland, which does not tell him when he's had enough water to drink, so he constantly drinks water, which results in frequent urination. He is on a daily medication for this, called Desmopressin. The medication helps regulate his pituitary gland, so he is not constantly thirsty, however he still needs to be let out every 3 or 4 hours and he may still have a few accidents. This medication is very helpful and absolutely necessary for Nemo to have. The cost is about $103 for almost 2 months of meds or about $50 a month. That may seem expensive, but Nemo is so worth it.

In spite of everything Nemo has gone through, he is both a fun and playful dog, yet very laid back at the same time. He loves his morning walks, and then he can snooze the rest of the day. He also loves his squeaky toys. Unlike many Yorkies, Nemo does not bark very much at all, although when he gets excited he breaks into a little howl, which is super cute. He lives with two other Yorkies and some cats. For the most part he gets along with them, but he does have some resource guarding and has to be watched around bones and food. He is fed separately, otherwise he would inhale the food of the other pets, therefore food is never left out or on the floor after they pups are given their meal.

Nemo would do best with non-aggressive dogs about his size or smaller. They should be easy going and not high energy. He would probably prefer no cats, or older, very secure cats that won't run from him. Nemo does have leash aggression. When he meets another dog on his walks, he turns into a little Napoleon. His foster parents have used a technique called "watch me" to help modify it, although it is an ongoing project. Nemo, like many little pups like to chase cats, birds, ducks, and lizards. But he is easily distracted away from doing that by either walking on or showing him a little treat. His absolute favorite animal however, is the squirrel, and he proves that he is a terrier anytime he sees one. Because of this Nemo must not be walked on a flexi leash, but rather a regular 6-foot leash, and can never be walked off leash.

Nemo has been adopted out twice and returned through no fault of his own. Both his adopters were very upset when they returned him. The first time having 2 dogs proved to be too much for his adopter, the second time Nemo seemed to become very sad and no longer was interested in walking, playing, or interacting, but when he was returned to his foster home, he perked right back up. He needs a home with someone who has had recent or current dog experience and some basic dog training as well, and someone who is home part of the day to let him out. Nemo needs a home with a fenced in yard and no doggie door. Nemo was not depressed the first time he was adopted out, so we are not sure what happened the second time. Nemo needs someone who understands that he might initially get sad when they get him, and if he does to give him the time he needs to overcome his sadness and realize that he is in a safe place. It does take Nemo time to adjust. When he first came to his foster home he laid on the couch, curled up for over 3 weeks. He was sick, but we think this little boy has really been through a lot and going to another home might affect him more than other dogs, however once he knows he is safe he will adjust and become his happy, funny, playful self.

If you think you have the right home to give this very sweet and very deserving pup, please submit an application for him.

Here is a video of Nemo and his foster brother getting ready for a walk https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9fiXOPOkWTU

Updated bio 6/29/17 Little Nemo is back in his foster home. His forever home didn't work out. Nero's new bio coming soon.

Updated bio 5/25/17: Say hello again to Nemo, who is being fostered in West Palm Beach. Nemo was previously adopted, but unfortunately having 2 dogs overwhelmed his new mamma so she returned him.

Nemo is super sweet, but does have some medical issues. He has Diabetes Insipidus, which causes him to drink too much water resulting in frequent urination. He is on medication for this, but he still needs to go out frequently. He also produces an overabundance of yeast, causing itching and hair loss. He is on an oral medication for this as well as baths once a week or so.

Nemo gets along with other animals, but would do best in a low-energy environment with a mellow dog. He does have leash reactivity/aggression when he meets other dogs, and he is receiving training for this but hasn't yet mastered it completely. Nemo knows several commands such as sit and stay, and he has learned "leave it" and "watch me".

Nemo's ideal home would be one with a fenced in yard, a person at home part of the day, and someone who has a bit of basic obedience under their belt.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


To date we've spent $2762.27 on Nemo's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $765.00 in donations.
Please donate!

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

To fill out the adoption application for Nemo click here.
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HANDSOME OSCAR

Oscar and Missy Always Together
Florida
Oscar (and Missy)

Oscar is an adorable 10-pound Yorkie boy who is only 4.5 years old. He is being fostered in Ocala, FL. Oscar and his sister Missy are very bonded and must be adopted together.

UPDATED BIO 11/08/2017: Oscar and his sister Missy are back with their foster mom. It seems Missy's surgical repair of her ACL and luxating patella swelled up and the adopter was concerned they wouldn't be able to take appropriate care of her, so they surrendered Oscar and Missy back to United Yorkie Rescue. That's okay because in about a week or two Missy's vet said the swelling would go down and she would be just fine. Perhaps she jumped off the sofa or bed in her adopter's home before the repair was fully healed. Missy goes back to the vet in a week for a recheck.

Oscar is a great dog. He loves everyone and is very devoted to his people. He loves to ride in the car and take walks. Oscar is not totally house trained, but he is definitely doing better. He is smart and will learn, in fact, he is learning and his foster mom will continue to work with him.

Oscar and Missy are great dogs. Once Missy's ACL repair is healed they will be ready for their forever family. Oscar and Missy would do best in a home with grown-ups only and no children. Please consider adopting these two sweet, adorable pups. They would be a wonderful addition to anyone wanting double the cuddles, double the kisses and even better, double the love.

INITIAL BIO 09/23/2017: Oscar and his sister Missy, a bonded pair, recently arrived at their foster home. They are a delightful pair. They have already bonded with their foster mom and fur- brothers. They love to follow foster mom wherever she goes. Oscar and Missy have experienced their first golf cart ride to the dog park and enjoyed both the ride and the dog park. This dynamic duo loves to sleep in bed with their foster mom and fur- brothers.

Oscar and Missy are learning to do their business outside – they are young and smart and are quick to learn. This bonded pair would make a wonderful addition to a loving family with at least one stay-at-home parent.

Adoption Pending

To date we've spent $251.70 on Oscar (and Missy)'s vet bills, but with your support we've collected $238.20 in donations.
Please donate!

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

To fill out the adoption application for Oscar (and Missy) click here.
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Precious Princess Pookie
Florida
Pookie

Pretty Pookie is a 4 year old, 5 pound little Yorkie girl who is very medically needy at this time. She is being fostered in Lighthouse Point, FL.

THANKS TO POOKIE'S RESCUE ANGELS!

Kathryn Higgins, Maryanne Ware, Christine Gaastra, Ilene Rand, Dianne Schultz, Sandra Wendt, Ana Vanbrocklin, Maryanne Ware, Beth Len, Kathryn Higgins, Irene and Peter Havas in memory of Buddy, Vanessa and Pepe, Janet Davidson, Wendy Fuhrmaneck, Karry Rogers, Teresa Beament, Marie Walz, Erika Wilson, Elaine Lint, Virginia Chan, Cara Kliefoth, Paul Sherman, Elaine Lint, Wendy Fuhrmaneck, Shanna MacPherson, Holly Keller, Chardelle Blasberg, Cynthia Duranti, Leidy Kessler, Irene and Peter Havas in memory of Buddy, Vanessa and Pepe

UPDATED BIO 11/14/2017: Sweet Precious Pookie has had a really rough and rocky road since she came into UYR. Although she came in with a history of periodic seizures, the seizure activity became very serious – very quickly – and for a short time, we did not know if Pookie had the strength and resilience to survive. However, she has surprised us all and is doing very well at this time.

Through a series of very expensive testing, it was determined that Pookie has the most commonly diagnosed form of non-infectious immune-mediated encephalitis called meningoencephalomyelitis, or more commonly referred to as GME. This primary inflammatory condition involves the brain, meninges and spinal cord. She is currently taking a variety of medications which could be reduced or eliminated in the days and weeks ahead if she continues to thrive and do well. The one medication that has recently been added to specifically treat the GME is an immune-suppressive drug called Azathioprine. So far, this new medication is working the way it is supposed to work and we are so very hopeful that her health continues to improve. Since starting Azathioprine, Pookie has been seizure-free and acting like a normal little puppy – and this is super great news!! Pookie is a happy puppy, following the pack, barking and running and this is certainly something to be celebrated.

For now, Pookie is being closely monitored by her vet and specialist to ensure she continues to do well on her current medications. Once she is stable, Pookie will be ready to be adopted into a very special home. What would be the perfect very special home that Pookie needs? Here’s a short list….

- Pookie is considered a special-needs dog due to the diagnosis of GME. She will always be a special-needs dog and she may need to be monitored by, and in the constant care of, her veterinarian and consulting specialist. Her medications may need to be adjusted as needed for her continued care.

- Because Pookie is immune-compromised, she will be unable to receive any further vaccinations. This means that Pookie should NOT be taken to dog parks, grooming salons or be exposed to any animals who are not immunized.

- Due to Pookie’s small size, she must go into an adults-only home – no exceptions. Pookie gets along just fine with other dogs and likes to follow them around.

- Pookie may likely always be on medications which could cost approximately $100 or more per month. Her adoptive home must understand and agree to accept the costs of her medications to keep her healthy.

If you feel that your home and heart is ready for Precious Pretty Princess Pookie, please contact her Foster Mom for any further information, or complete the adoption application by clicking the link below.

Note: The testing involved in determining Pookie’s diagnosis has been very expensive. UYR has spent over $5,000 on the testing/ER Visits/medications for this sweet girlie. If your heart leads you to donate to her medical expenses, every penny will be appreciated from the bottom of our hearts. If you cannot donate towards her medical expenses at this time, please say a little prayer that Pookie will continue to thrive and do well on her current course of treatment/medications.

UPDATED BIO 09/21/2017: Pookie has been a very sick little girl since she arrived in UYR. She was an owner surrender who came to us with a history of seizures, but appeared to improve for a short time with diet and medication. However, she began having uncontrolled seizures again and had 3 hospitalizations in 10 days. The only way to diagnose the cause of Pookie’s seizures was with an MRI and Spinal Tap, which was very expensive. UYR is hopeful that we can raise the funds that have been spent so far so that we are able to help other little doggies like Pookie.

Pookie had the MRI and spinal tap this past Monday. The MRI showed that she has a brain inflammation, which is causing her seizures and temporary blindness. Unfortunately, the Spinal Tap did not reveal the results the vet was looking for due to one of the medications that she is taking. This medication is slowly being reduced and in 2 weeks Pookie will return for a second Spinal Tap. This Spinal Tap will allow the specialist to know if she has a brain infection or inflammation. Based on the results, the vet will be be able to start the correct treatment with the correct dosage of specific medications.

We were encouraged to know that Pookie did not have a brain tumor, cancer or a major brain injury. We are all full of hope that Pookie may recover and be able to lead a normal life. If the results of the Spinal Tap show that she has a brain inflammation, the appropriate medications may manage the inflammation and it may be possible for Pookie to have a fairly normal life. However, if the Spinal Tap shows that Pookie has an infection, the treatment must be more aggressive and positive results may be slower in coming.

Her current seizure status is improving and stable and she appears to be more alert. Pookie enjoys exploring the house and loves to follow her foster mom and dad everywhere, especially if they are headed to the kitchen. Pookie surely does loves to eat!

The bottom line is that once Pookie has the second Spinal Tap in two weeks, we will have the final results and will be able to begin the appropriate treatment. Please keep Precious Pookie in your prayers! We have good feelings and lots of hope that this brave little girl will soon become a healthy and happy little yorkie girlie.

UPDATED BIO 09/13/2017: Pookie here. I came into UYR a very sick little puppy. I was suffering from an undisclosed seizure disorder and was barely able to stand up when I arrived at my foster home. I was just starting to feel a little bit better for a few days, then BAM!

I started having seizures again and the medications that the nice doctors gave to me weren’t working. I have been really sick and I have been suffering a whole lot while all the doctors are trying to figure out what is wrong with me. Since arriving in UYR, I have been hospitalized 3 times in the last 10 days because of the horrible seizures that I can’t control. My foster mom & dad told me that it was painful and very scary for me – and also for them. I am currently taking 5 different medications every day, but so far they have not helped to control my seizures.

Actually, my life has never been easy. See, my first family knew that my health was getting worse day-by-day and they never did anything to help me. They just decided to surrender me to UYR and they weren’t honest about how sick I really was. It was heartbreaking for me to leave the only family I had known, but there was a young child in the home that really scared me all the time. It wasn’t the child’s fault, but my previous parents did nothing to keep me safe. I shook all the time and was terrified, too.

Now that I’m here in my foster home, I love my foster mom and dad very much and I feel safe and loved here. They are very concerned about me and are always loving on me and hugging me and telling me that everything will be okay. But ….they said that the doctors need to find out why I am having so many uncontrollable seizures. I heard them say that the only way to find out what's wrong with my brain is a test called an MRI. I don’t know what that is, but I heard them say it is a very expensive test, and it has to be done by a specialist in Miami.

Don't you think I need a chance to live a better life? I am only 4 years old and my life is just beginning. With your help, I hope I can have many years ahead and a chance to know better what it’s like to be healthy and happy. I know what love feels like cuz I have that in my foster home, but I’ve never known what its like to feel good, since I’ve always been sick.

Foster Mom told me that the people who read what I am writing may want to help me so that I can have that expensive test. She said that just a few dollars from a lot of people will help out a lot. I hope that you can donate towards my medical expenses. Every dollar is going to make a difference to help with paying for the MRI and treatment. It is going to be really expensive, but it may help me to be healthy and ready for my forever family. If you donate, I will send you a special thank you from my little bitty heart to your great big heart. Hugs, Pookie

8/27/17 Pookie is such a sweet girl, but she's had a rough time in the last year. For some reason her legs seem weak. She is too thin by at least a pound or two. In her former home their young child terrorized poor Pookie and caused her a great deal of stress and anxiety where she shook with fear. Her family knew that Pookie needed a home that would be better suited to her needs.

Pookie will need all her vaccinations updated. She will need a heartworm test and get on preventative. Pookie will especially need blood work done so that the vet will have a better idea of what is going on with her. We do know that Pookie cannot go to a home with children. Since Pookie only just arrived at her foster home her foster parents have a lot to learn about her. Once she settles in and her real personality comes out and we have a better idea of her medical issues, if any, her foster parents will know what kind of forever home pretty Pookie needs.

Stayed tuned for more.


To date we've spent $5417.94 on Pookie's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $3010.00 in donations.
Please donate!

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

To fill out the adoption application for Pookie click here.
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I am the sweetest girl you could ever want

I love to have fun.
Florida
Rosie

Meet sweet Rosie. This adorable Yorkie girl is only 5 years old and weighs 11 pounds. Rosie is being fostered in The Villages, FL.

INITIAL BIO 12/11/2017: Rosie was sadly surrendered to United Yorkie Rescue when her owner became very ill and could no longer care for her. They knew she needed a home where she would be cared for and loved until a perfect new home could be found for her. This is the sweetest girl you could ever want. Rosie would be a great family dog. She was perfect in the car. She just laid down on the seat on her blanket, tethered to the seat belt with the seat best harness and never said a word. Her owners said she loves everyone - kids, grown-ups, kitty cats and other dogs. She is gentle and sweet and loving. She walks nicely on a leash and is mostly house-trained once she learns the routine.

Rosie needs a visit to the vet, and then she may be ready for adoption, if all goes well, right after the new year. Rosie just arrived today at her foster home so there is more to learn about her. Much more coming on this sweet girl as she settles into the routine of her foster home.


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

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

To fill out the adoption application for Rosie click here.
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Yes, I am pretty

I am oh-so-sweet too
Florida
Shelly

Meet Shelly. She came into UYR from a hoarding situation. Shelly is 5 years old and weighs 11 lbs. She is being fostered in Ft. Myers, FL.

THANK YOU TO SHELLY'S RESCUE ANGELS!

Julie Wiegert

UPDATED BIO 11/29/2017: Hi, Shelley here – just wanted to let ya’ll know that I am still doing great.  My skin infection has healed nicely and my hair is growing in so much that it looks like I may be getting a haircut soon.  

Foster Mom says that I am a total love bug.  I love people, I love doggies, I love food and I love a good squeaky toy. Oh, and I really love treats – yum yum!! Wait. Did I mention attention?  Oh yeah, I love that, too. My perfect home would be one with tons of love.  Another doggie would be fun, too.  Oh, wait. I love to play, too.

I do pretty darn good with pee-pee pads.  There have been a couple of accidents and a few of them may have potentially been me.  See - there are other dogs here so I won't confess to anything since there is a lot of room for reasonable doubt. Haha! Would I like a fenced-in yard?  Of course.  It's not necessary but I certainly won't turn it down if you have one. 

I like sleeping with my people and many times I go to bed first to get the best spot.  Don't worry, I will leave some room for my humans. Would I like a stay-at- home parent?  Of course, but it's not necessary. Well, maybe it is unless I have another fur-friend with me since I don't think I would like being home all alone.  It would just be too boring.  I am way too social for that.  

If you have any questions about me you can email my foster mommy.  Ok, that's all folks.  I hope you are lucky enough to have me in your life, I will love you forever and ever and ever …….

UPDATED BIO 10/15/2017: Hi Everypuppy, it's me, Shelly.  Everything is going pawsome for me in my foster home.  I still have this silly skin infection and now another ear infection, but things are looking up and I am improving each day.  Foster mom reminds me that my skin and ears were in such terrible condition when I came into UYR from a really bad hoarding situation. Life is sooooo much better now and I feel so loved and really like the attention that I get from my foster mom

Foster mom also tells me every day that my forever family is out there somewhere, and that they are patiently waiting to find me. I am such a good girl with all the medicated baths that I have to get 3-4 times a week.  But I really like the attention that I am getting because no one ever loved me like I’m loved now.  I will take attention any way I can get it, haha. Anyway, when I have my baths, it is a one-pup-tub so the spotlight is on me and only me.  I love that.   

I also really love a good squeaky toy after my bath and guess what? I can squeak all night if I want to – how cool is that?  I know that there are a lot of people out there reading about me, and I want everyone to know how much I appreciate all of you. Please remember that I’m still looking for my forever-and-always home! Could that be your home?

UPDATED BIO 08/12/2017: Shelley is proving to be is so sweet in spite of her previous home, which was a hoarder’s home. At the vet, it was discovered that Shelley has ear infections, fleabite dermatitis and skin infections and hookworms, but she is still so happy to be free of her prior life. Her poor little body was just eaten up by flea bites, but she is on the mend and flea-free – hooray!

Shelley’s nails were so long that Foster Mom felt like she needed to ask her if they were acrylic or gels, lol! Foster Mom already loves her so much! Shelley will soon be ready for her forever home – could it be your’s?

INITIAL BIO 08/12/2017: Shelly came into UYR today from an horrendous hoarding situation . Please watch our website for pictures and updates very soon.

PLEASE NOTE: UYR took in a total of 11 dogs today from this hoarding situation, including Shelly. None of these dogs received any routine veterinarian care and all will need to receive vaccinations, worming, microchips, dentals, fecals, HW testing and will be altered. Please help us help Shelly and the other precious yorkies taken in today by donating to their vetting expenses, which will be very high due to the number of dogs coming in today. No donation is too small. You can donate to any of these dogs by clicking on the Donation Button below. Thank you from Shelly and the other dogs, and especially from the folks at United Yorkie Rescue who participated in their rescue/transport and to the foster moms and dads who so eagerly stepped forward to foster these very needy little dogs.


To date we've spent $958.90 on Shelly's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $20.00 in donations.
Please donate!

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

To fill out the adoption application for Shelly click here.
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Hi, It is me sweet loving Tuffy.

You know you want to cuddle with me.
Florida
Tuffy

Tuffy is 10 years old and weighs 9.5 pounds. He is being fostered in Ft. Myers, FL.

THANK YOU TO TUFFY'S RESCUE ANGELS!

Stacy Hanselman

UPDATED BIO 11/15/2017: Tuffy is a United Yorkie Rescue pup - once again. His adoptive mom was unable to keep him due to her health issues. She said he is such a sweet and loving dog, but he was having some trouble in her house with his house-training. He needed to go out more often than she was able to take him outside to do his business. Tuffy's foster mom will be working with him to understand his issues and to help him get back on track with his house-training.

Tuffy is a good little boy; he is very gentle and quiet and gets along with all people and all dogs - and even kitty cats! He rides nicely in the car and walks well on his leash. Tuffy is in good health, but he will be taken to the vet for a doggie-well-check very soon. Tuffy's foster mom will need a little time to get to know him better, so stay tuned for more info.

UPDATED BIO 06/19/2017: Hi Everybody – Tuffy here. Boy-Oh-Boy - I never thought I’d see this day come. After visiting the vet several times, I’m happy to report that I’m healthy, happy and I’ve got lots of love to give to my forever family – Yoo-Hooooo! Are you out there?

My Foster Mom gives me wonderful meals (I’ve heard them say it’s “dog food”). I like it a lot. My Foster Dad is super great, too. He takes me for walks and plays fetch with me. Life is just wonderful. I just can’t stop smiling, especially now that I’ve had a dental.. My Foster Parents explained to me that I won’t be staying with them furever, and this makes me sad cuz’ I really love them. Foster Mom said some other family is just waiting to give me even more love ‘cause they will scoop me up and take me to my furever home. She said that when that happens, I’ll never-ever-no-never-ever have to worry again about getting regular meals, fun walks, and especially getting lots of love.

If you are still reading, that means you may be interested in adopting me, and may even be my Furever family. Please hurry, I’m so anxious and I promise that I will give you lots and lots of love – forever.

Note from Foster Mom & Dad: Please don’t turn away from Tuffy because of his age – he has a lot of years of love to give to his forever family. He has a happy disposition and….he is house-trained!

UPDATED BIO 05/28/2017: Tuffy sure has settled into his foster home and is doing great! He loves to go for short walks, cuddle, nap and occasionally play fetch. Tuffy has a wonderful disposition with much love to give. He really enjoys being stroked and lying on laps. Tuffy will make some family very thrilled to have such a great little yorkie boy in their home. He has a happy personality in spite of what he has gone through.in his past life. He is a special little guy and just needs to find his forever home!

Please don’t turn away from Tuffy because of his age – he has a lot of years of love to give to his forever family.

UPDATED BIO 05/11/2017: Tuffy had his dental and lost the rest of his teeth. But not to worry, he still has a voracious appetite and loves his soft food. Tuffy is super sweet and when he's not sitting by his food bowl waiting on his next meal, he loves to cuddle and have his head and back scratched. Tuffy is enjoying the attention and love that he has missed for a while – this little boy appeared at the shelter looking very sad and very neglected. But that has been taken care of for sure! He has a happy personality in spite of what he has gone through.

Tuffy is a very smart little boy – he knows to ask to go outside to do his business and so far enjoys short walks on the leash. Once he feels a bit better by having two healthy meals every day, and has recuperated from his dental, Foster Dad feels Tuffy will want to go on much longer walks. Please don’t turn away from Tuffy because of his age – he has a lot of years of love to give to his forever family.

INITIAL BIO 05/08/2017: Tuffy just arrived on his freedom run from a local shelter; he was in danger of being euthanized. UYR couldn't allow that to happen. His sweet little face needs some serious cleaning, his toenails are too long and he looks like a hot mess. This little boy has been seriously neglected - very sad. But he's alive and safe - he is eating and is upright and alert. So far, Foster Mom has learned that Tuffly doesn't bark, but he sure knows how to howl, lol. She also sees that he is a very sweet dog and will be uber cute once his face is cleaned up and his hair grows back in.

Tuffy has a vet appointment coming up. More coming soon.


To date we've spent $580.07 on Tuffy's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $110.00 in donations.
Please donate!

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

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

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

THANK YOU TO YOGI'S RESCUE ANGELS!

Jane St. John, Daniela Camacho, Wendy Fuhrmaneck, Karry Rogers, Mercy Rock, Ilene Rand, Janet Davidson, Georgia Roode, Vito Russo, Becky Cohen, Regina Brantley, Stacy Hanselman, Rebecca Lansing, Angela Menard, Cynthia Duranti, Michael Smith, Jeanine DuBose, Barbara Rodriguez, Gail Young, Anita Bradford, Tri Nguyen, Maryanne Ware, Sherri Cipparone, Katherine Hurlbut, Helga Krcelic, Paul Sherman

UPDATED BIO 11/28/2017: Yogi has been patiently waiting almost 11 months for his forever home. He loves his foster parents a lot, but he is hopeful that there is someone out there reading his bio that will love him as much as they do – forever.

 Yogi has a very sweet disposition and loves to give kisses to his foster mom and dad, but he doesn't have much interest in playing with other dogs.   He will occasionally play with his toys. He is an excellent traveler in the car. Yogi is very vocal when he wants to go outside to do his business, eat or go to bed – what a smart boy. He loves mealtime and also loves bedtime. He enjoys being with his foster parents, and totally wants to lounge beside them or on their laps when they are on the couch – he also enjoys taking up space on their bed. 


It has been determined that Yogi was born with congenital bone deformities in his front legs, which result in his ankles occasionally folding under him when he walks. This causes him to fall forward, but no worries! He has adapted well to this little bump in the road, and still enjoys going on walks. His foster parents have discovered that if they pull up on his leash during walks, it will relieve pressure on his legs. He likes being outside and greeting the neighbors on their walks.

Yogi does need a little human assistance when getting on/off the couch or bed. He is house-trained, but due to the type of food he eats, it causes him to need frequent potty breaks throughout the day, but he sleeps through the night with no problem. Yogi has previously had a bout with bladder stones and crystals, so he must stay on prescription food to prevent future stones from developing. He does enjoy a treat every now and then, but they must be compatible to his restricted diet so that no more stones will form.

Yogi may be considered by some to be a “special needs” dog due to the birth defect with his front legs, but he doesn’t consider himself to be anything but a perfect prince of a puppy. However, due to the issue with his legs, his restricted diet and the need for frequent trips outside, the perfect home for him would be as follows:

- Perfect home = a home with a retired or stay-at-home person/couple so that they could take him out frequently. Yogi likes men and women equally, as long as they will love him forever. Please note: Yogi cannot be left outside unattended.

- In the past, Yogi has had a bout with inflamed tonsils due to allergies, so he must take Benadryl twice a day as needed

- No children under the age of 12 because Yogi is unable to move quickly out of the way to avoid being accidentally stepped on.

If you have read about Yogi and think your home may be the perfect home for him, please contact his foster parents at the email address below or submit an adoption application for him. BONUS! You will be loved forever and ever by this little man.

UPDATED BIO 10/29/2017: Yogi continues to thrive amazingly well in his foster home. He is such a gentleman and also a sweetheart. He shows his affection for his foster mom and dad by giving kisses and always desires to be around them. Yogi is well-adjusted and gets along with kids, cats and other dogs.

Yogi loves to sit next to his foster parents or on their laps when they are sitting on the couch. When evening comes around and he's ready for bed, he will bark and head into his foster parents’ bedroom and ask to be put on the bed. Yes, Yogi is spoiled, but it is certainly well-deserved since he is such a good boy.

Because of Yogi’s congenital bone deformity in both his front legs, he does need help getting up and down from the couch and/or bed, but it certainly doesn't stop him from getting around or enjoying his walks. Because of his history with bladder stones, he does need to stay on his special diet to prevent him from developing future stones. Because of his special diet, he requires frequent potty breaks, but at the same time he's gets to enjoy outside time. Yogi sleeps throughout the night with no potty breaks.

Yogi's perfect forever home would be one with a stay-at-home person or couple, or retirees that had a lot of time to spend with this sweet boy. Yogi loves being with his humans and has enjoyed being in a foster home where he hasn't been left alone for any long periods of time. Could that home be your’s?

UPDATED BIO 07/05/2017: Yogi continues to do amazingly well in his foster home. He likes to be outside sitting on the grass enjoying the sunshine. He wags his tail, barks, and is very sociable; he tries to walk as fast as his legs can go to say hello to a neighbor as they walk by - so sweet. Yogi definitely loves being with his foster parents, and will love his forever parents as well - he is always wanting to be next to his humans or sitting on their laps.

Yogi does have some interesting qualities about him, which just give him such character. He was born with congenital bone deformities in both front legs. This causes his ankles to buckle up under him when he walks for long periods of time, but he has been building muscle and his ankles don’t buckle as often as when he first arrived. When this happens, he will fall forward, but if he is on a walk, pulling up on his leash/harness seems to relieve the pressure on his ankles and it helps him to walk better. There is no pain involved, and since Yogi has always had this condition, he just pops right back up and moves forward with his walk. What a trooper he is!

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

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

UPDATED BIO 05/17/2017: Yogi continues to thrive in his foster home. He has now become more alert and energetic. He loves going for his walks, and Foster Mom and Dad are teaching him that he is not the leader, but the follower, lol! Yogi is a happy boy who has adjusted very well to his surroundings and to his foster parents who think he's just as sweet and loving as can be.

Yogi does have some interesting qualities about him, which just give him such character. He was born with congenital bone deformities in both front legs. This causes his ankles to buckle up under him when he walks for long periods of time, but he has been building muscle and his ankles don’t buckle as often as when he first arrived. When this happens, he will fall forward, but if he is on a walk, pulling up on his leash/harness seems to relieve the pressure on his ankles and it helps him to walk better. There is no pain involved, and since Yogi has always had this condition, he just pops right back up and moves forward with his walk. What a trooper he is!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


To date we've spent $2486.62 on Yogi's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $1060.00 in donations.
Please donate!

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

To fill out the adoption application for Yogi click here.
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Henley
Georgia
Henley

Meet Henley a 4-year-old, 12-pound Schnorkie (Schnauzer-Yorkie mix). He is being fostered in Hiawassee,GA

THANK YOU TO HENLEY'S RESCUE ANGELS!

Lori Reitz, Dawn Gowen

Updated Bio 9/27/17

Henley is a 4-year-old, 12-pound Yorkie/Schnauzer mix being fostered in Hiawassee, GA. Henley has an update to share, in his own words!

Hello Everyone! It’s me, Henley! I thought my fans might enjoy hearing from me, since it has been a while since I checked in.

I’ve got to tell you, life keeps getting better and better for me. I must admit, I thought I was going to be doomed to leave my entire life as a scared, painfully shy dog that would never have a chance at a happy life. All those years in the puppy mill really did a number on me. Well, I was lucky to be saved from the puppy mill in a very large rescue operation with 300 other animals. From there I landed in a shelter where I lived for many weeks. Many of my friends were adopted from there but because of my fear I was labeled “rescue only” and for quite some time no rescues were stepping up to save me so I continued to live my life in a cage at the shelter. To most I was considered damaged goods,……..beyond fixing……“unadoptable.” Lucky for me there were people at the shelter who did not give up on me and they kept reaching out to rescue groups on my behalf. Only a few weeks ago I would just stand with my back to everyone, cowering in fear at the back of my cage. No one could touch me and if they even spoke to me I would panic and lose control of my bowels. I was one very sad, pitiful pup. Then one day, a lady came and took me from my cage and put me in a nice car and we went for a long ride. She seemed un-phased by my behavior and just talked softly to me and did her best to help me stay calm. When we arrived at the end of our journey, I was in a place like I have never seen the likes of. It was a warm, beautiful, clean, place where there was plenty of food and soft beds EVERYWHERE. There were other dogs too that all seemed so happy and they actually loved the two humans who lived with them. To my disbelief these humans were also NICE TO ME and never raised a hand to hurt me and went to all kinds of crazy lengths to make me feel SAFE. In fact, they acted like they LOVED me! They did not force me or punish me or pressure me in any way. “I will NEVER fit in here” I thought to myself. Those humans will mistreat me, or get tired of my fearful behavior and take me back to the shelter I thought to myself. Well, that was MONTHS ago and I am still here and I am starting to change my mind about what my future holds. In fact, I have made some pretty amazing progress if I do say so MYSELF! Let me share with you!

You may remember that I used to only eat my food outside when no one else was around or watching me? Well that has all changed and now I prefer to eat my meals inside the house! It is, after all a very nice house and I have my own special bowl so WHY NOT! All the other pups do it so why not me?! Speaking of the other pups…….I used to stay on the porch and just watch when my humans let my fur siblings outside to play or go potty. I longed to be part of the pack in my heart but I was just too scared to let myself join in. But I have since learned that nothing bad is going to happen to me if I join in with my fur friends and it is fun to be part of a group!

What else? Well…...I used to make my poor foster parents do this crazy ritual to get me to take a treat from their hand. It went like this: I had to be OUTSIDE and my humans had to be INSIDE and out of my sight. Then, they had stretch their arm really far so that ONLY THEIR HAND reached through the door to the outside and ALL I COULD SEE was their open hand with the treat in it. Pretty crazy, huh? Want to know something even crazier? My crazy foster parents parents actually went to ALL THAT TROUBLE just for ME!!!! Well, I decided to cut them some serious slack for being so patient with me and now I will happily take treats from their hands inside the house! But I do prefer to be fed my whole meal first and THEN get a treat for dessert!

What else? Just a short time ago I would NEVER DREAM of hopping up onto the sofa on my own and would CERTAINLY NOT tolerate a human sitting down beside me. No Way! But now foster Mom catches me napping on the soft sofa and I will even allow her to sit down next to me and pet me! This is probably my biggest accomplishment! And I’ve got to tell you, I have been really missing out by not allowing this sofa petting thing to happen a lot sooner! But I just wasn’t ready for that kind of contact until now. You see, all I really need is patience and time and of course a whole lot of love. These are all things I have never, ever had in my life until now.

So that’s my progress report! I many not seem like a lot to some but to me it is a WORLD AWAY from where I was only a few weeks ago. My foster parents tell me constantly how proud they are of me and you know what? I’m starting to feel proud of myself! And confident that I can grow into being a really great pup for a very special adopter who has tons of patience, and a heart that really wants to help a pup that many would have given up on. I still have a lot of work to do to become that happy, confident and unafraid pup that I want to be but I now know I can get there and it makes me feel so very happy! My world is not FULL OF PAWS-I-BILITY! Thanks so much for listening and please stay tuned for my next PUP-DATE. You can email my foster mom with any questions you might have about me at equusjojo@aol.com. Love, Henley

Updated Bio 8/20/2017

Sweet Henley has been with us since the end of June. He came to us from a terrible puppy mill case where over 300 animals were living in deplorable conditions. Henley was one of the lucky ones. He is young, and his physical ailments were relatively simply to address. However, poor Henley had (and still has) deep inner wounds that do not show on the outside but take the longest to heal. As adorable as he looks, poor Henley came to us very broken on the inside. In the shelter he hid and cowered in a corner shaking and lost control of his bowels every time a human approached. After 7 weeks in his foster home Henley is making slow but steady progress on many fronts.

Henley loves to be on the back porch. He insists on eating his food there even though his “eating spot” on the porch is literally only one foot from the inside. Similarly, Henley has recently begun to accept treats from his foster Mom’s hand. There must be a certain set of conditions however. Henley must be outside and Foster Mom must have her body inside and only her hand (with the treat in it) can reach outside. OK Henley, Foster Mom will comply! After all, this is progress!

Henley now sleeps in the same bedroom with his foster parents. He loves his big soft bed with a fluffy pillow topped with a furry blanket. When he is very relaxed or sleeping in his bed he will allow Foster Mom to walk over very quietly and pet his back for a very short period of time and then back off. He is now making full eye contact and responds to his name.

Henley has begun wearing a leash tether. It is only used when necessary for his safety and to get him used to the idea of a leash. Henley is by no means house-trained. He is better than when he came to us however. He is no longer pooping indoors but he will still hike his leg so his foster mom has potty pads placed under all his favorite hiking spots and that helps. He has never had any “accidents” in foster Mom’s bedroom so once he is tucked in his bed he is good for the night.

All these things, while small steps, are huge accomplishments for Henley. The most exciting development of all is you can see a tiny light in his eyes begin to shine that was never there before. He is becoming much more curious about what happens inside. He is learning from his pack and he has a best buddy Skipster who is also a Schnorkie that he emulates.

Henley is not yet ready for adoption or adoption applications yet but he is making steady progress and we are very hopeful. Henley will be the one to tell us when he is ready. When that day comes he will need a very special adopter who is willing to let him take all the time he needs to heal inside. He will need someone who has lots of patience, who will never crate him and who has at least one other good natured dog for Henley to be pals with. Please stay tuned for more updates as Henley continues on his journey towards inner healing. If you would like to donate towards Henley’s care, we would be very grateful. Just click the PayPal button below. Thank You!

Initial Bio 6/29/2017 Henley comes to UYR as the third dog we have taken in from a large GA puppy mill case. Poor Henley has been with another rescue group since April who has reached out to UYR as a breed specific group to help Henley. Henley is scared to death. He cowers and retreats and sadly loses control of his bowels any time a human tries to reach for him. Can you imagine the life Henley must have had to make him react this way? It just breaks our heart. Henleys medical needs have largely been met by the previous rescue other than a dental. He was in rough shape. Now Henleys deepest wounds are the kind not visible to the eye but sadly these are the hardest to heal. We have placed Henley in a perfect foster home where he will have numerous fur-siblings to teach him how to trust and just be a dog. We will be getting him some pharmaceutical assistance to help with his severe anxiety and a behaviorist too if needed. Henley will not be available for adoption for many weeks and honestly we can't even speculate when that will be. It's all up to Henley....he will come first....His needs, his time frame...no matter how long that takes. If you would like to partner with us to turn Henleys life around you can do that by donating towards his care. Simply click the PayPal button below and THANK YOU.


To date we've spent $299.29 on Henley's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $100.00 in donations.
Please donate!

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

To fill out the adoption application for Henley click here.
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Georgia
Miloh

Meet Miloh a 11 year old, 10 pound Silky Terrier . He is being fostered in Hiawassee,GA

THANK YOU TO MILOH'S RESCUE ANGELS!

Jennifer Eusner

Updated Bio 11/24/2017: Miloh has been with us for a little over a month now and we have gotten to know him a bit better. Miloh is crazy about walks and really requires two or three a day. He has some arthritis in his back and along with his supplements and daily activity it really seems to help. He doesn’t let it slow down his ball chasing or Tug-of-war. Even though he loves to walk, a physical fence and not an electric fence is required. Miloh prefers to go to a home where he is the only dog. He has lived in a home for many years where he was the only dog and had difficulties when new dogs where introduced to him. Children must be 12 years or older. Miloh is up to date on all shots and a healthy boy. The Vet says he is in good shape besides the arthritis which hasn’t given him much difficulty so far. Miloh is 10 pounds of funded love and just wants to be your best boy! If you are retired, or work from home, or can take him to work with you, Miloh may be the one for you.

Initial Bio 10/22/2017: Miloh is an 11 years young Silky Terrier who weighs 10 pounds. He is up to date on shots and is neautered. Miloh is just a fun loving guy! Some of his favorite activities are playing fetch, tug of war, going outside to run, or for a nice walk around the neighborhood on his leash. Miloh comes when called and has the manners of a gentlemen. He is not opposed to popping into your lap for a few cuddles and kisses either. He also loves his baths and will jump into a lake if allowed! Real water boy! He even enjoys riding on a 4 wheeler with Foster Dad, when he is inside the house he is Foster Moms best boy! Miloh is housebroken but wears a belly band indoors because sometimes he can get overexcited and pee. He is familiar with a doggie door and will use one. Miloh will follow his human around the house and is very interested in what you are doing until nap time . He is a wonderfully sweet dog that loves his people. Stay tuned for more updates as Miloh settles into his foster home and they get to know him better.


To date we've spent $233.36 on Miloh's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $100.00 in donations.
Please donate!

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

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

Oliver is a Yorkie mix who is 10-years-old and weighs 17 pounds. He is residing in Beach Park, IL

THANK YOU TO OLIVER'S RESCUE ANGELS!

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

Update Bio. 11/21/17. Oliver is a 10-year old Yorkie-mix who is living with his foster family including a fur brother and three fur sisters in Beach Park, IL. He was heart worm positive when he was taken into the rescue but has received treatment and is now heart worm free. He does have an enlarged heart, a collapsed trachea which makes him cough frequently, some arthritis and he is blind. Despite all this, Oliver is a happy little boy and gets around the house quite well and he even maneuvers the stairs pretty well. He knows to go to the patio door and barks when he needs to go out and do his business.

We have had a few little incidents with him biting and snapping his fur brothers and sisters, but usually it is when he bumps into them or stumbles over them and it startles him, making him snap at them. For this reason, I believe he should be in a home with no other dogs or small children. He did bite me a couple of times, once when I stepped back and stepped on his little foot, he nipped me on the foot and once he was drinking water and his fur brother decided he was thirsty too and tried to get a drink while Oliver was drinking. As I went to push Yogi away, Oliver snapped and got my arm. Oliver is a little possessive with food and water.

Oliver loves to be with his people. He will follow me all over the house and loves to cuddle up on the sofa with me. He does like his own space, as well, so we have a large kennel with his bedding in it that we keep the door open on all the time. He goes in there on his own and will nap or chew on a rawhide.

Oliver is still looking for his furever home. If you think he might be a good fit for your household, please contact me, his foster mom at yorkiefostermom04@gmail.com and we can set up a visit.

Update 10/27/17: Oliver is a happy little fellow with a few problems. The collapsed trachea causes him to cough. He wants to gulp water but we have to slow him down or he coughs even more. Walks are always enjoyable for Oliver but we try to keep them short because of his arthritis and enlarged heart. Also, he tends to get excited outdoors sniffing scents of other dogs and probably coyotes as we live in an area where they abundant. When Oliver gets excited, he coughs more. Hydrocodone seems to help some but we’ve had good results with children’s Benadryl as it calms him down and keeps him from coughing so much.

Being blind has not really been much of an obstacle for Oliver as he finds his way all over the house. He loves to be with his people and will follow me upstairs and back down if I don’t close the gate to keep him the main level of the house.

He will snap if he gets startled and he has snapped at his foster brother and bit one of his sisters when they walked too close to him and startled him. For the most part he gets along very well with the other dogs in the household. Due to the blindness, I would suggest that he go to a home with no small children or other pets.

We had the opportunity to take Oliver camping over the summer. He is a great little camper and travels very well. We took his kennel for him to sleep in at night and he felt right at home in the travel trailer. Of course he had to find the water bowl and get himself acclimated to his new surroundings, but he adjusted very well.

Oliver loves to stretch out on the sofa next us. He isn’t able to get up there on his own so we have to lift him. I bought a set of stairs but he doesn’t feel comfortable using them, probably because he can’t see exactly what they are and understand the purpose.

Oliver is a great little boy and is still waiting for his forever home. He is precious!

Update Bio. 08/22/17. Oliver is a happy little guy, despite the problems with his blindness and collapsed trachea. He barks at strange noises or noises he has not heard before. We have a bug zapper outside the patio fence, and he goes nuts at night when it is busy zapping bugs.

He gets along okay with his fur sisters, for the most part. He and Lexi had little episode a while back and he bit her. He does not like his fur brother and his fur brother, Yogi, does not like him. If Oliver bumps into Yogi, he will snap. They pretty much stay at opposite ends of the kitchen/breakfast area. Due to Oliver being blind, I highly suggest that he go to a home with no small children or other dogs. As far as I know, he has never been around cats.

I had Oliver tested for thyroid problems, Cushings disease and diabetes because of the excessive amount of water he drinks. All came back negative, thank goodness. I guess he is just a really thirsty little guy. We do have to tell him to stop or he will stand there and empty the water bowl and then throw up. We say, “Oliver, enough!” and he stops drinking and goes to his bed. He is on hydrocodone which helps with the coughing spells he has with the collapsed trachea. He also eats grain free food and treats.

Oliver finds his way around the house but will bump into things if they are out of place. He goes to the glass sliding door and wants out to do his business. He manages steps without too much difficulty.

He likes to be with his people and will follow. I’m not sure if he follows the scent or if it is his keen sense of hearing. He definitely knows the sound of the “treat jar” and is there in a flash.

Oliver is still patiently waiting for his furever family. If you are interested in this lovable, little man, just follow the link below to complete an application.

Update Bio. 07/22/17. Oliver lives with his foster family in Beach Park, IL. He is looking for a home, preferably with adults only, since he is blind and will sometimes snap if startled. Lying on the sofa next his person is one of his favorite activities. He is a very loving little guy.

He has a collapsed trachea and coughs if he gets excited or is very active. Oliver likes to go for walks but we keep them short so he doesn't have problems coughing from his collapsed trachea.

Oliver is very aggressive with his food bowl, so for that reason, he eats away from the other fur babies in the house. It might be best if he were an only dog, as he will bump into or stumble over the other dogs since he is blind and cannot see them.

The vet’s estimate is that Oliver is about 10 years old. He is a little bigger than a regular Yorkie, as he is a Yorkie mix. We aren’t sure what the mix is but more than likely some type of terrier. He is about 16 pounds, which is about the maximum weight he should be since the heavier he is, the harder it is for him to breathe. He does love to eat, though, and will try to clean out all the other bowls. H also likes to hang out in the kitchen in case foster mom drops some food while preparing his dinner.

Oliver is currently undergoing tests due to excessive water drinking, urination, weight gain and lethargy. He is up three pounds from his vet visit in December to 18.8 pounds, even though we have cut back a little on his food. Diabetes has been ruled out, as well as Cushings. They are testing for thyroid problems. The vet said the lethargy could be cause from his heart but is unable to explain the excessive water drinking and urination. Thus far, his liver and kidney functions are normal.I would like to get him as well as possible before letting him go to his forever home, so he is waiting patiently. Stay tuned for information on Oliver.

Update bio. 06/30/17. Oliver is living with his foster family in Beach Park, IL. He is approximately 10 years old and about 15 pounds. Although he still has coughing spells due to the collapsed trachea, he seems to be coughing less in the warmer months than he was in the winter.

Although Oliver is blind, he knows the layout of the house and gets around well.

We have another little male, Yogi, who does not like Oliver too well, so when Oliver comes near his bed, Yogi will snap at him. I try to keep the two of them apart as much as possible.

Oliver will snap when he is startled and for this reason, I am recommending that he go to an all adult home or a home with older children.

Oliver is very lovable and likes attention. He loves to sleep out on the patio on the loveseat beside me. He does have issues with arthritis but daily doses of glucosamine seem to help. He can maneuver steps quite well despite being blind and having arthritis.

He is patiently waiting for his furever home. If you are interested in adopting Oliver, just follow the link below to be taken to the application.

Updated Bio 5-30-17. Oliver is still residing with his foster family in Beach Park, IL. We believe he is either mostly blind now, or totally blind. He gets around but does bump into things. He can maneuver around the house fairly well most of the time and depends on his sense of hearing and smell. He follows me every place I go.

Because the weather is nice and he is outdoors more, he seems to be breathing a little better due to the collapsed trachea. He is on hydrocodone and Benadryl. Both seem to relax him and he doesn’t cough quite as much.

Oliver does not get along with his brother, probably because Yogi was formerly an “only child” and he is very possessive with his toys and his bed. When Oliver gets near, Yogi snaps at him and Oliver will snap back. Lexi, Oliver’s sister seems to be losing her patience with Oliver. He will bump into her and she will snap at him. We’ve had no dog fights but due to the constant snapping, I would highly recommend that Oliver go to a home with no other dogs or small children.

Oliver loves his walks but we don’t go too far as he has arthritis and gets a little stiff and sore. He is on daily doses of glucosamine which helps.

He is a happy little dog, very lovable and likes to give kisses. He wants to be with his people and will snuggle up beside me on the sofa. He is patiently waiting for his forever home. If you res interested in adopting Oliver, please follow the link below to be taken to the application.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


To date we've spent $1822.24 on Oliver's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $1098.58 in donations.
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For more information, contact my foster parents at: yorkiefostermom04@gmail.com.

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

Cody is a 8 year old Yorkie-poo with a very sweet disposition. He is being fostered near Indianapolis, IN.

THANK YOU TO CODY'S RESCUE ANGELS!

Deann Kuske

08/21/17. Update Bio. Hi: Cody here. I have adjusted very well in my foster home. I'm up-to-date on all my shots and I've been to the groomer. I'm happy to be back with my friend Buddy. We have been together since he was just a pup and we would love to stay together. You will love both of us. Buddy is 6 years old and I am 8 years old.

Cody is a sweetheart He has been to obedience school and loves a cookie as a reward. Cody would do best being around children over age 12. Cody and Buddy are required to have a fenced yard for their security and safety. If you are interested in 2 loving and sweet fur babies, just follow the link below to complete the application.

08/02/17 Initial Bio: Cody has just recently arrived at his foster home in Indiana, along with his housemate Buddy. He wants to be everywhere that his foster mom is. Cody and Buddy were surrendered by their owner because she has medical issues that prevented her from caring for them as they needed. Cody is looking for a new furever home. He is settling into his foster home nicely. He is up-to-date on shots and passed a wellness check at the dogtor and appears to be in excellent health. Cody might need to lose a few lbs. Check back for post-groomer pictures.

Adoption Pending

To date we've spent $138.60 on Cody's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $25.00 in donations.
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For more information, contact my foster parents at: Yorkiefostermom2@gmail.com.

To fill out the adoption application for Cody click here.
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Kentucky
Gizmo

Gizmo is a 13 pound 8 year old Yorkie boy being fostered near Louisville, KY.

THANK YOU TO GIZMO'S RESCUE ANGELS!

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

Initial Update (11/20/17): Gizmo is a portly gentleman of about 8 years and weighing in at a rotund 13.4 pounds. It is obvious he does not feel well, and the dogtor stated that he is fighting a serious gingivitis infection. He is currently on antibiotics before a scheduled and a much needed dental on 12/5. The dogtor also determined that his left eye is underdeveloped and that poor Gizmo is most likely blind in that eye. Despite his weight, his heart and breathing is good. Foster mom and dad are currently paying attention to his hearing as GIzmo gives the impression that he doesn’t always seem to hear. Or is he just being selective about what he wants to hear?

Gizmo loves to walk, but just cannot go far due to his weight. He ran out of steam when he went for his first walk with his foster-siblings. Foster mom and dad will work with him on walking greater distances each day. He is potty trained but has some dribble issues, which is currently attributed to his weight and the gingivitis infection. Once Gizmo undergoes a good dental, arrangements will be made for a GQ grooming. Foster parents want to avoid stressing out this loving boy.


To date we've spent $506.50 on Gizmo's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $20.00 in donations.
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For more information, contact my foster parents at: mrspak1990@gmail.com.

To fill out the adoption application for Gizmo click here.
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Sweet,beautiful Lexie
Kentucky
Lexie

Lexie is an 8-9 (estimated) year-old, 9-pound Yorkie girl being fostered in Elizabethtown, KY.

THANK YOU TO LEXIE'S RESCUE ANGELS!

Bonnie Vaupel, Wendy Fuhrmaneck, Teresa Beament, Tony Heath, Irene and Peter Havas in memory of Buddy, Vanessa and Pepe

12/4/17 Initial Bio

Sweet Lexie landed in a shelter after being picked up as a stray by animal control. Sadly, this precious girl has tested positive for heart worm disease and must now undergo the unpleasant and lengthy treatment to rid her tiny body of the organism that would destroy it. For this reason, Lexie will not be adoptable until spring of 2018. She is such a sweet girl and deserves better than she has known. She is settling in well in her foster home and getting along nicely with her fur-siblings. So far she is proving to be a sweet, smart and loving little girl with the most ADORABLE EARS! Please stay tuned for updates and consider donating towards her care by clicking the PayPal button below.


To date we've spent $95.00 on Lexie's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $110.00 in donations.
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For more information, contact my foster parents at: mrspak1990@gmail.com.

To fill out the adoption application for Lexie click here.
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Kentucky
Rylee

Rylee is an 5 year-old, 5-pound Yorkie boy being fostered near Louisville, KY.

THANK YOU TO RYLEE'S RESCUE ANGELS!

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

Initial Bio 12-6-2017: Welcome Rylee (KENTUCKY) 5 year old, 5 lb male being fostered near Louisville, KY. Rylee has found himself a little bit out of sorts lately. His whole world has been turned upside down when his former owner had to reluctantly surrender this sweet guy due to moving circumstances. Since he is brand new to UYR and his foster home, we are still getting to know this little gentleman. We do know that he LOVES squeaky toys! He found a brand new treasure trove of toys at Foster Mom's because his new fur siblings find those squeaky toys rather boring. He also follows his human around, but hasn't completely warmed up to being held. He does love sleeping curled up right next to his human, though. Rylee has been an only dog and although he is a complete gentleman with his new fur sisters, he's not a fan of sharing space with them and tends to avoid interaction. He also gets along with cats. Rylee is not a fan of traveling and is very anxious in the car. We do know that he is not house trained and he may have some health issues that were raised at his initial vet visit that may be contributing to this. Further tests will be performed at his dental cleaning visit. Due to Rylee's size, his perfect furever home will be one without children less than 12 years of age. If you think Rylee would be the perfect addition to your family, please fill out an application at www.unitedyorkierescue.org. For more information, please contact Foster Mom at hicksadopt@twc.com. You can make Rylee's Holiday Season a little bit brighter by assisting with his medical care. You can donate any amount on his behalf at www.unitedyorkierescue.org


To date we've spent $284.00 on Rylee's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $20.00 in donations.
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For more information, contact my foster parents at: hicksadopt@twc.com.

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Hoping to be Home for Christmas
Kentucky
Winnie

Winnie is a 7 pound, 7 mounts old Yorkie Mix girl being fostered in Covington, KY.

Update 11/23/17

Winnie has been in her foster home for about a month now, and she has been working hard to learn potty training and doggy manners. She still has accidents at times, but they are less frequent. She is a happy, playful little girl and a great snuggler--who always likes to be near her human companion. Winnie still has some anxiety-related behavior issues, which seem to be most centered around food aggression and sudden movements by other dogs, but we have been working with her to ease this anxiety. Winnie's favorite activities are playing with her chew toys and going outside for walks through the neighborhood. If you think you might be a the perfect fit for Winnie's furever home, you can submit an application below this bio."

Updated Bio 10/29/2017: It's been almost a week since Winnie made the big trip all the way from Tennessee to Northern Kentucky, to her foster parent's home in Covington. She was very nervous and timid that first day, but has since gotten settled into her new home and has really started to come out of her shell.

Winnie did not respond to her original name from her previous home, so she was given a new name when she arrived to her foster home. Foster mom jokes that her real new name is Winnifred Louise (which is a big name for this tiny little girl) but calls her Winnie Lou or just Winnie for short. Winnie seems to really like her new name, because she already comes whenever you call her that!

Winnie is only 7 months old and is everything you would expect from a puppy. She is playful and snuggly, and is her foster parent's little shadow. We are currently working on potty training and have already seen improvements in the last week on her ability to hold it until she can go outside. Winnie definitely needs to gain some weight because she is very thin. She seems to struggle with dry kibble, so we've been softening her food with warm water and that seems to help. She does not like her crate very much, so we only crate her when absolutely necessary. She likes to sleep right with her people, and will then sleep all the way through the night! Her foster parents are amazed by this (and very grateful). Winnie is definitely a smart little girl, and has already learned a few simple commands like "sit," just within the last week!

Despite this, foster parents have noticed that Winnie is pretty timid. She doesn't like loud noises and really doesn't like to be surprised by anything. If her foster brother surprises her, she gets very snappy. Because of this, we are going to be limiting her adoption to homes without other dogs or children.

Winnie is up to date on all of her vaccinations and was recently spayed. She has a clean bill of health from the vet. Her adoption fee is $500. If you think you might be a good fit for Winnie, you can submit an application by following the link belowInitial Bio 10/25/2017: Meet Sweet Winnie who was surrendered by her owners who loved her very much but due to a recent change in their home situation they were no longer able to care for Winnie. So they decided to reach out to untitled Yorkie Rescue to find the perfect forever home for this sweet girl. Stay tuned as Foster mom gets to know her better for updates.


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

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

To fill out the adoption application for Winnie click here.
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Toby PA
Pennsylvania
Toby PA

Toby is a sweet, 8 year old, 10 pound Yorkie boy being fostered in York, PA.

11/21/17: Toby has been in his foster home for almost 4 weeks now. Toby is settling in nicely with his foster mom and foster siblings. He is very sweet and loves to be cuddled and give kisses. Toby also enjoys going for a walk daily and does well on a leash. In addition, Toby is house broken. It has become apparent though, that Toby prefers women over men and has some fear/anxiety issues directed towards males. If he doesn't like a situation or is scared, he may act out. Toby will be undergoing behavior training to correct these habits. Please check back often for updates. Toby's progress can be followed as he learns how to be the perfect pup and to find out when he will be ready for adoption.

Initial Bio 10/28/17: Toby just arrived in his foster home yesterday. He was surrendered along with his sister due to a change in life circumstances. Although he's only been with us for a day, we've already learned a lot about him. He is as sweet as can be and absolutely adorable! He loves to spend time outside and go for walks. He knows basic commands and is housebroken. Toby gets along with his foster siblings, both dogs and cats. He's very polite when meeting another dog on a walk. My perfect family for Toby would be one with a parent who is home most of the day and a fenced in yard. I do not know how Toby reacts to children so a home with children under the age of 12 will not be considered. Toby is close with his sister Cecily (West Virginia) and would love to be reunited with her. If you are looking for a great little fella and possibly his sweet sister, Toby is waiting for you! Please contact either foster mom if interested in making these 2 loves a family again.


To date we've spent $215.28 on Toby PA's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $215.28 in donations.
Please donate!

For more information, contact my foster parents at: jands1021@comcast.net.

To fill out the adoption application for Toby PA click here.
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Tennessee
Baby

Baby is a 8-10 (estimated) year old, 13 pound sweet girl being fostered in Murfreesboro, TN.

THANK YOU TO BABY'S RESCUE ANGELS!

Wendy Fuhrmaneck, Stacie Gamble

Updated Bio 12/11/17

Precious baby had her dental this week. She had a cleaning and also had one tooth and many skin lesions removed. She was under the weather for a bit as this was pretty stressful but Baby is doing better now. Baby has Cushing’s Disease so she will need someone very special to adopt her. Cushing's Disease means that her makes too much of a hormone called cortisol. In a healthy dog, cortisol helps respond to stress, control weight, fight infections, and keep blood sugar levels in check. But too much or too little cortisol can cause symptoms and problems such as thirst, increased appetite, frequent urination, hair loss, pot belly, thinning hair, fatigue, and skin infections. Baby lacked proper care before coming into rescue and her Cushing’s went undiagnosed and untreated for a very long time so she experiences many of these symptoms. We are working very hard in her foster home to get her medications regulated properly so she can have a good quality of life and hopefully find that very special adopter who we know is out there! Baby is such a sweet girl. We are looking for some very special person who wants to give a special-needs dog a loving forever home. Baby needs daily medication, special food, and a patient person who can take her out very frequently or keep girl Yorkie panties/diapers on her. She also needs someone who can afford her care. She takes medication that costs about $90 per month (Trilostane + Denamarin), and she must have high quality grain free food to keep her disease in check. She also needs lab work at least twice annually to monitor her disease which costs around $130 each time. Baby is very hard of hearing (functionally deaf) and has some fatty tumors on her chest and back that the Vet says are not worrisome and are just fine leaving them alone. Yes, we know that Baby is a special dog with special needs that not very many people will want to take on. However, many dogs with Cushing’s Disease live a normal life expectancy and we feel that Baby deserves a chance to have a wonderful forever home where she can play “catch up” on all the love and care she missed in her youth. Baby needs an adopter who can look beyond her medical challenges and appreciate what a precious, sweet, loving dog she is. We know that there are good people out there who can love Baby as she is and in return she will love them back with her WHOLE HEART and ALL 4 PAWS. She loves to sit super close to her humans and get lots of petting. If they stop, she will gently nudge their hand and nice ask “More petting please?” She loves sleeping with her humans too and is good with other pets as long as they aren’t too rough with her. If you think you can be that very special person to give Baby her “happily ever after” then please apply to adopt her today or email her foster mom for additional information at jgm4bama@gmail.com. Getting Baby healthy has been expensive, please consider donating towards her care by clicking the PayPal button below! Thank You!

Updated Bio 11/2/17

Hi Yorkie Lovers! It’s me, Baby coming to you with a pupdate on me. I’ve been SUPER BUSY since arriving in my foster home so I have lots to share!

Where to start.....let’s see......First off, I can’t begin to tell you how much better I feel! When I came into rescue I gave my foster momma lots to worry about. I was drinking, drinking, drinking CONSTANTLY which meant I was constantly having to go potty too and foster mom knew that was NOT NORMAL. I had lots of tests done and we finally figured out what is wrong. I have a chronic disease called Cushing’s Disease. It is not curable but it is treatable and the Vet says with good care I can have a pretty normal quality of life for 2-4 years. So I’m looking for someone VERY SPECIAL to adopt me. This special someone should have a heart for helping senior pups with special needs. They must be willing to give me 2 kinds of medication every day for the rest of my life and have a good Veterinarian that will check my blood work every few months. I also need special low fat dog food because I lacked proper care for a long time and now I have a fatty liver. The Dogtor hopes we can reverse the fatty liver in time with good nutrition. I also have lots of benign calcium deposit nodules on my skin. My hair covers them mostly and my skin is getting better but you can feel them when you pet me. My skin was in rough shape when I landed in the shelter but it’s looking and feeling much better. I also have a skeletal issue in my hip joint called hip dysplasia. It isn’t fixable and I manage okay with it but it means I’m not ever going to be a runner LOL. It also means I appreciate a little help getting up onto the sofa to cuddle and would need help negotiating a home with a lot of stairs. I am also very hearing impaired so I don’t hear you call me so please use other ways to get my attention so I don’t miss a thing!

Enough with all that medical stuff! I want you to look beyond all that and see what a precious, sweet, loving dog I am on the INSIDE TOO! My foster Mom tells me what a good girl I am and how lovable I am ALL THE TIME! It makes me feel proud and happy to know that in spite of my medical issues there are good people in this world who can love me just as I am and I am SO WILLING to love them back with my WHOLE HEART and ALL 4 PAWS. I LOVE to sit super close to my humans and have them pet me. If they stop, I will gently nudge their hand and nice ask “More petting please?” I would be a perfect companion for a retiree looking for a couch pal! I love sleeping with my humans too cuz their bed is the BEST! I am good with other pets as long as they aren’t too rough with me.

I’m not yet ready for adoption. My Doctor wants to wait a couple of months so we can see how I will respond to my new treatment so I will be spending Thanksgiving and Christmas with my foster family. But if you think you might want to welcome a sweet, special needs girl who will love you loads in 2018 please stay in touch with me and my foster mom by emailing jgm4bama@gmail.com

Also, if you could PAWSIBLY spare a tiny bit of money to help UYR pay for my excellent care I’d be so PAWSATIVELY GRATEFUL for your PAWSOMENESS! You can do that by sending via PayPal to email address auntiem@unitedyorkierescue.org (put “donation for Baby in the notes) or by visiting our website, clicking the Looking For Love link and scrolling down to find me under Tennessee. There is a PayPal donation button there just for me. Thank You!

Initial Bio 10/11/2017: Meet Sweet Baby who found herself surrendered to a shelter when her former owner became ill and was no longer able to care for her. The shelter reached out to United Yorkie Rescue to find her the perfect home for her to spend the rest of her life in. Poor Baby was obviously suffering from neglect. She has lots of skin issues including a bacterial and fungal infection. She also has a couple of lymphomas (fat tissue tumors) that are benign and do not pose a health threat to her. Baby's biggest issue is that she has severe bilateral ear infections in both ears that have been going on for a very long time untreated. Right now her little ears are so swollen and infected that her ear canals are pretty much completely closed. We are working hard to clear those up with oral medication and ear drops and hope that poor Baby hasn't sustained any permanent hearing loss but this is a possibility.

So far Baby is the sweetest girl every! She is very affectionate, and loves to follow her person around like a shadow. She gets along great with other dogs and has wonderful manners. She is also house trained which is a big plus! Baby has just arrived in her foster home so stay tuned as we get to know her better. If you can help us by donating towards her care just click the PayPal button below and THANK YOU!


To date we've spent $1516.11 on Baby's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $30.00 in donations.
Please donate!

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

To fill out the adoption application for Baby click here.
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Buddy
Tennessee
Buddy

Meet Buddy a 2-year-old, 8 pound Yorkie boy being fostered near Clarksville, TN.

Sweet Buddy came to us from a shelter after he landed there as a stray. So far Buddy is a fun-loving boy who has all the energy and playful nature of youth. Buddy loves to play fetch and he wants to be with his person all the time! He is a great companion, the last to hop in bed at night and the first to want to “go” with you everywhere or just hang out at home. Belly rubs are appreciated. If you think he might be the perfect FUREVER fit for you please fill out an application.

Adoption Pending

To date we've spent $202.70 on Buddy's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $0 in donations.
Please donate!

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

To fill out the adoption application for Buddy click here.
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Tennessee
Ernie

Ernie is an adorable 10-year-old, 12 pound Schnorkie (Schnauzer-Yorkie mix) being fostered in Ashland City, TN.

THANK YOU TO ERNIE'S RESCUE ANGELS!

Jan Hobbs, Jan Hobbs

Updated Bio 10/31/2017: Ernie is a 10-year-old, 12 pound schnorkie (Yorkie/ Schnauzer ). Ernie lived his life in squalor and neglect. A concerned citizen called law enforcement to report suspected neglect. Soon law enforcement arrived and was stunned to find over 350 animals living in terrible conditions. A large-scale rescue operation involving the Humane Society of the United States, several animal welfare agencies, local rescues and shelters was launched. Ernie and hundreds of other animals were seized and transported to various shelters and agencies for emergency care. Covered in urine and fecal matter, infested with fleas, ticks and intestinal parasites, plagued with severe skin, eye and ear infections, and deprived of adequate food and clean water Ernie and the others began to receive the care they so desperately needed. Fortunately, many of the younger and healthier dogs were able to receive basic care and be adopted out directly. However, Ernie had severe anxiety and could not be placed up for general adoption. They reached out to united Yorkie Rescue to continue to work with Ernie and find him the perfect loving home to give him the future he deserves after what he has been through.

Foster mom originally thought that Ernie would need to be adopted with Bert, whom he was surrendered to United Yorkie Rescue with. They found comfort in one another. However, over the six months they have been in Foster Moms Home she has noticed that they have grown independent and will socialize with the other dogs in the home. Ernie needs a forever home that has love and compassion to help him continue to make progress and allow them to experience how to be a loved and cherished member of the family. Ernie still gets nervous meeting new people and riding in a car. He enjoys being in the comforts of his own home. Ernie has medication that he takes to help him cope with his fear and anxiety. He will most likely need to continue taking for life. Ernie has made tremendous progress, but is still learning how to enjoy being petted, walk well on a leash, he will go potty on wee wee pads and outside. Ernie also enjoys sleeping with Foster Mom. He does not like being crated due to the many years of living in one.

If you would like to help with the cost of his medical care United Yorkie Rescue would really appreciate it. To donate for Ernie please click the PayPal button beneath this bio. Thank you!

Updated Bio 7/23/17: Bert and Ernie have made tremendous progress this last month! When they came into rescue two months ago, both were extremely fearful of humans. The many years of living in a cage at a Puppy Mill didn't let Bert and Ernie experience how to be loved and enjoy doggie things. They would tense up when Foster mom would try to pet them or pick them up. Bath time was super scary. They were not potty trained at all and had to wear a belly bands at all times. Their Foster home has a fenced in yard and they would go outside but wouldn't come in when called with their foster doggie sisters.

Now after two months....

Bert and Ernie now will take food from foster moms hand! They relax while being petted. They use the wee wee pads and no longer have to wear belly bands all the time. They will come in from outside when called. They also enjoy sleeping with Foster mom! They do not know how to play with toys yet but do enjoy playing with each other.

Bert and Ernie are the very best of friends! They find comfort in one another. They must be adopted together. They need a forever home that has love and compassion to help them continue to make progress and allow them to experience how to be a loved and cherished members of the family. Bert has a heart murmur and will need to be on medication for the rest of his life. Both Bert and Ernie are taking medication to help ease their fear and anxiety , which has been working and helping them. After they become adopted and settle in they can be re-evaluated by their vet and see if they should remain on it for life or can be weaned off. Bert and Ernie get along well with other dogs and humans of all ages. Foster mom believes they are ready to be adopted into a loving home that has a heart to continue to work with both Bert and Ernie and love them unconditionally . Look at how much progress they have made in only two months.

Updated Bio 6/18/17: Ernie and Bert came into United Yorkie Rescue about a month ago. They were initially rescued along with about 350 animals living in terrible conditions. A large-scale rescue operation involving the Humane Society of the United States, several other animal welfare agencies, local rescues and shelters was launched. Bert and Ernie along with hundreds of other animals were transported to various shelters and agencies for emergency care. Covered in urine and fecal matter, infested with fleas, ticks and intestinal parasites, plagued with severe skin, eye and ear infections, and deprived of food and clean water. UYR was contacted about Bert and Ernie because they could not be placed up for general adoption due to their special needs and had absolutely no socialization at all. Both were extremely fearful of humans and have anxiety issues and their first instinct is to run and hide with each other in a safe corner.

Bert is a 6-year-old, 9 pound Morkie (Maltese/yorkie mix). Ernie is a 10-year-old Schnorkie (Schnauzer/yorkie mix). Both are neutered, up to date on all shots and have been microchipped. Bert and Ernie are currently taking anxiety medication to help them relax and become more involved with their foster family. Bert has a heart murmur grade 4 and is on 2 medications for this that he will need to be on for life. Foster family has been working very hard on their potty training. They have made great progress in this area, but they still need to wear belly bands due to marking. Now that they are neutered that will get better in time. Both will now take food from your hand , but still tense up when being picked up to be petted and will relax and enjoy it after a few minutes.

Bert and Ernie are VERY BONDED and will have to be adopted together. They want to be with each other at all times and are comforted by each other. It wouldn't be fair to separate them. They still aren't quite ready for adoption. They still need more time to be leash trained and snuggle and enjoy being petted and loves in more. They have begun to sleep with Foster mom this week which is a great step in the right direction to help with their trust issues.

If you would like to help with the cost of their medical care United Yorkie Rescue would really appreciate it. To donate for Bert and Ernie please go to our looking for love link http://www.unitedyorkierescue.org/?page_id=2

and scrolling to Tennessee to locate Bert’s Bio and photo and clicking the PayPal button beneath. Thank You!

Initial Bio 5/24/17 Look at this handsome guy! Are you “Feeling the Ern?????” We sure are! You would never suspect by looking at him but this sweetheart has had a really rough life prior to landing in rescue. Up until 2 weeks ago, Ernie (and his side kick Bert) lived his life in squalor and neglect. A concerned citizen called law enforcement to report suspected case of large scale animal neglect. Soon law enforcement arrived and was stunned to find over 350 animals living in terrible conditions. A large-scale rescue operation involving the Humane Society of the United States, several animal welfare agencies, local rescues and shelters was launched. Ernie and hundreds of other animals were seized and transported to various shelters and agencies for emergency care. Covered in urine and fecal matter, infested with fleas, ticks and intestinal parasites, plagued with severe skin, eye and ear infections, and deprived of adequate food and clean water Ernie and the others began to receive the care they so desperately needed. Fortunately, many of the younger and healthier dogs were able to receive basic care and be adopted out directly. However, Ernie is a senior fella has special needs (anemia from severe intestinal parasites, skin and mouth infections) and could not be placed up for general adoption. When UYR was contacted about accepting Ernie we could not resist his adorable face and his sad story so today Ernie landed in his foster home. Ernie has never been socialized and is understandably scared and mistrustful of humans at present. However, after only a few hours in his foster home he is already allowing limited touching and we feel that with adequate time, love, care and patience he will be a great furry companion for some lucky human out there. Ernie has no clue what housetraining is and has never walked on a leash or even had a collar or harness on until today. UYR will give Ernie all the time he needs to heal physically and emotionally before he is considered for adoption. When that day comes, Bert will need to go to a home where they have the time, patience and dedication to work with him and commit to his ongoing recovery and socialization. Right now Ernie can use all the love and support all of us can muster. Please help us provide for Bert’s medical care by going to our Looking For Love page at http://www.unitedyorkierescue.org/?page_id=2

and scroll to Tennessee where you will find Bert’s story and photos. There is a PayPal button directly beneath his story. Thank You!


To date we've spent $0 on Ernie's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $30.00 in donations.
Please donate!

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

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

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

THANK YOU TO MOOSHEY'S RESCUE ANGELS!

Wendy Fuhrmaneck, Karry Rogers, Christine Schneiderman, Lauren Coluni, Will Loomis

Update 8/13/17

Hey Friends! It's me, Mooshey! I just wanted to give everyone a quick update on my pawsome time with my foster family. As you know, I am blind (I have to use my special eye drops everyday, because they keep my eyes nice and moist), so it has taken me some time to get acclimated to my new surroundings. I now know where everything is!!

I love to explore! Even though I am blind, I can navigate the world pretty easily! My foster pop says, "Mooshey on the move!" Because I like to do a speedy zoom around. You may be wondering how I get around so easily, well it's because I use my other senses to guide me.

My foster brothers and sister are so loving, they like to share their toys and comfy spots with me! We even cuddle and nap together! Naps are my favorite!!!

I try my best to always go potty outside like they do, but sometimes I get confused. My foster parents tell me not to worry, because they understand.

I love to get my belly rubbed and I will give you lots of kisses in return!

I don't like being left home alone! When my foster parents have to go buy me more treats, I get very anxious! I always know they are leaving, because I hear their keys shake and they say, "Bye Mooshey!" I will bark to tell them goodbye! I know they went to get me my favorite treats and I know they will be back, but I still don't like it!

If you like giving belly rubs, ordering treats for delivery and don't mind administering my eye drops, let my foster mom know! NashvilleTNYorkie@gmail.com

Update 6/19/17

Mooshey is a 10 year old, 11 pound Yorkie being fostered in Nashville,TN.

Hi Yorkie Lovers, It’s me Mooshey! I've told you about my very busy last fews months... I've been to many DOGtors, received a diagnosis for my eye condition and given a clean bill of health for everything else!

I have a condition called Progressive Retinal Atrophy. Although, we can’t reverse the effects of PRA and I will be blind forever, we can treat the symptoms to make me more comfortable. I just takes some special eye drops every day and just like that I am feeling good!

I am blind, but that doesn't stop me! I love cuddling, exploring, (yes, I still explores without my sight! I rely on my sense of smell and touch.), belly rubs, hot baths and "watching", ......ugh, I mean listening to his daytime stories from the loud box in the big room with fluffy couch.

I am excited, because I am heading the DOG SPA next week for the full package, including something called a Blueberry Facial! My foster mom says it will help with the staining and crustiness around my eyes from the eye drops.

Mooshey is LOOKING for LOVE and a FOREVER family! He will require a family that understands his condition and has the ability to administer his daily eye drops and monitor his eye health. Mooshey will need a someone that is patient and can offer unconditional love! Since he can’t see, walking on a leash is a challenge so he will need a fenced area for him to explore, sunbathe and potty! Additionally, he will need a family that is willing to learn to understand, “Mooshey Talk.” Which translate into “this bark: I need to go outside,” “that bark: I need more water,” “loud bark: more cuddles please.”

If you are interested in Mooshey, please e-mail his foster human at nashvilletnyorkie@gmail.com

P.S. – Mooshey's care has been expensive. It’s always nice to receive a little extra LOVE from you… So please send some love and spare change, so United Yorkie Rescue can continue to LOVE and SUPPORT every single Yorkie. Donate below via the PayPal button. Thank You.

Updated Bio 5/11/17

Hi Yorkie Lovers, It’s me Mooshey! The last two months have been very busy for me and my foster human wants to share with you what has been happening…. (Sorry, I can’t type it myself – I would, except I am blind and can’t see the keyboard, so my foster human offered to update everyone!)

Mooshey is a precious, elderly Yorkie that came to us from an owner surrender. He was very sad at first, because his person passed away, but he has quickly adapted to his new life at his foster home!

Like Mooshey mentioned above – he is blind! However, that doesn’t mean he isn’t full of love and cuddles. At first, we weren’t sure why Mooshey couldn’t see, but after some VERY expensive visits to the DOGtor and specialty DOGtor(s) and extensive testing we now know Mooshey has Progressive Retinal Atrophy. Although, we can’t reverse Mooshey's blindness, we can treat the symptoms of his condition to make him more comfortable. He just takes some special eye drops every day and just like that he is feeling good! Blind dogs do exceedingly well once they learn their environment. Mooshey's blindness was very gradual so he has adapted very well.

Mooshey LOVES cuddling, exploring (yes, he still explores without his sight! He relies on his sense of smell and touch.), belly rubs, hot baths and watching, ugh, listening to his daytime stories from the loud box in the big room with fluffy couch!

Mooshey is ready for adoption and LOOKING for LOVE and a FOREVER family! He will require a family that understands his condition and has the financial means to afford his eye drops and annual visits to the doggie ophthalmologist to monitor his eye pressures. Mooshey will need a someone that is patient and can offer unconditional love! Since he can’t see, walking on a leash is a challenge. A fenced yard or area for him to explore, sunbath and go potty would be PAWSOME! Additionally, he will need a family that is willing to learn to understand, “Mooshey Talk.” Which translate into “this bark: I need to go outside,” “that bark: I need more water,” “loud bark: more cuddles please.”

If you are interested in adopting Mooshey, please complete an application or e-mail his foster human at nashvilletnyorkie@gmail.com

P.S. – It’s always nice to receive a little extra LOVE from you… So please send some love and spare change, so United Yorkie Rescue can continue to LOVE and SUPPORT every single Yorkie. Donate below via the PayPal button.

Updated Bio 3/10/17

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

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

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

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

Updated Bio 2/25/17

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

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

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

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


To date we've spent $1327.92 on Mooshey's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $155.00 in donations.
Please donate!

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

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

Penny Annabella is a 5-year-old (estimated), 5.4-pound Yorkie girl being fostered in Ashland City, TN.

THANK YOU TO PENNY ANNABELLA'S RESCUE ANGELS!

Sarah Plesich

Updated Bio 10/16/2017: Little Penny is a wonderful pup. She came to us from a shelter where she had been taken after being hit by a car. Sadly, Penny's eye was damaged beyond repair and had to be removed. The Vet believed she was blind in the other eye and referred her to a doggie ophthalmologist for evaluation and Penny saw them today. They confirmed that the accident must have damaged both eyes because Penny is indeed blind in the other eye too. She had a detached retina and the damage was to severe to be repaired so Penny is completely blind for life. But do not feel sorry for this sweet little girl because being blind does not hold her back in the slightest.

Penny is a wonderful dog. She is not only small and beautiful she is off the charts on the sweetness scale. She is house-trained. She rides well in a car. She walks great on a leash and finds her way easily. She is great with other dogs and humans. Penny will likely need eye drops in her remaining eye for life and annual pressure checks with the eye Dogtor to make sure all is well but besides that Penny is just about perfect. All she needs now is a FUREVER HOME to call her own!

For more information on Penny email her foster Mom at mandymsmith1@yahoo.com

or apply to adopt her today!

Meet sweet and tiny Penny Annabella. Penny should probably be named "lucky Penny" for a lot of reasons. This sweet girl was brought in to a Vet by a good samaritan who picked her up after she was hit by a car. For a 4.5 pound Yorkie to be hit by anything and survive is its own miracle, let alone hit by a moving vehicle! And to them be scooped up by a good samaritan and transported to a Vet who would see her and treat her with no owner identified is another miracle! The Vet not only cared for Penny but searched high and low for her owner and then reached out to United Yorkie Rescue for help with Penny's continued care, convalescence and once Penny is all well a forever home for her.

Penny must have taken the hit to her facial area because Penny's eyes were very damaged in the accident. One eye was completely un-salveageable and had to be removed. The other is very blood shot and also sustained trauma but the Vet thinks it may enable her to see some slight shadows and light but it is possible and even likely than Penny is and will be blind for the rest of her life. We will know more after a while and her injuries continue to heal. Another miracle is that Penny did not suffer and fractures with her accident. She is however pretty sore and walks with a limp. Her musculoskeletal injuries seem to be confined to the soft tissue and for this we are very grateful!

9/15/17 Penny has just arrived in her foster home and so far she is such a love. She loves being close to her foster mom and has gone outside to go potty. She has a good appetite and would probably benefit from gaining a pound. She is getting alone great with her foster fur-siblings too. Penny will need a bit of time to recuperate from her injuries before she is ready for her forever home. Right now Penny could use some love in the form of donations towards her continued care. She will need repeat lab testing to ensure her infections are learning, follow-up visit to check her vision and the status of her remaining eye. If you can help by making a donation please click the Pay Pal button below and Thank You!

I've Been Adopted!

To date we've spent $548.13 on Penny Annabella's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $20.00 in donations.
Please donate!

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

To fill out the adoption application for Penny Annabella click here.
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Pippa Noel
Tennessee
Pippa Noel

Pippa Noel is a sweet, 8 year-old, 5 pound Yorkiegirl being fostered in Clarksville, TN.

12/9/17: Meet Pippa Noel who just came into rescue. We don’t know a lot about her. She was found wandering the streets and brought her to Animal Control 2 weeks ago and no one came to claim her so UYR was asked to help Pippa Noel find a perfect forever home. So far she is proofing to be absolutely precious. She loves other dogs and wants to just be with her person. Please stay tuned as we get to know her better!

Adoption Pending

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

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

To fill out the adoption application for Pippa Noel click here.
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Ellie
Texas
Ellie

Meet the precious Ellie. Ellie is a sweet girl who is being fostered in TX.

THANK YOU TO ELLIE'S RESCUE ANGELS!

Barbara Saleh, Angie Cagle, Carol Gostomski, Leslie McMaken

Initial Bio. 11/21/17. Sweet little 6yr old, 8lb Ellie came into rescue on the 12th of this month. I was contacted by Barbara Dolittle, who had been a key part is our rescue of the 8 hoarding/breeder Christmas Miracle Babies last year, about an adorable little girl in a high kill shelter that had been found in a field. She was a flea infested matted mess, and when shaved down she had major mammary tumors, not only on her chains, but on her back and side as well. Her vulva almost touched the floor, the likes of which I have never seen. So how could we refuse this sweet little face!

I drove the 2 hrs to pick Ellie up on the 12th and had her immediately taken to the vet on the 14th. After bloodwork, urinalysis and chest x-rays, we decided to leave her overnight for antibiotic care prior to surgery the following morning. Surgery took 2 ½ hrs to just remove these large 7 mammary tumors, then they continued with a spay where it was determined that her vulva hung so low due to her ovaries being so cystic, and a dental while under. Her tumors have been sent off for biopsy, so now we pray for good news that these are just benign mammary tumors.

Ellie came home on the 16th, and she is just the sweetest baby girl. She is a testament to the typical breeding dumps…all she wants is love! She is still pretty painful and requires full body wraps and changing during the day, but she just sits there and lets you do anything without the slightest peep out of this angel! She will return to the vet in two weeks for suture removal then she will be ready for her furever home!

Please be sure to follow her story in Looking for Love at www.unitedyorkierescue.org . You can also find her application and donate button at the bottom of her bio. Please keep Ellie in your prayers for a good report on her tumor as well. Bless you as always!


To date we've spent $934.62 on Ellie's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $525.00 in donations.
Please donate!

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

To fill out the adoption application for Ellie click here.
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Hank
Texas
Hank

Hank is a sweet 8 year old, 8 pound boy who is being fostered near Dallas/Fort Worth, TX.

THANK YOU TO HANK'S RESCUE ANGELS!

Lynne Turner, Sandra Wendt, Jane St. John, John Sauser, Charlotte Robinson, Joanna Vega, Meagan Celmer, Vicki Silver, Wendy Fuhrmaneck, Karry Rogers,, Christine Flaherty, Susan Boggess, Judi Billings, Carol Nelson, Nancy Farley, Jennifer Beck, Sandy Pagnotta, Mahmoud Loghman-Adman, Lynda Slipetz, Vicki Tittle, Janice Ochtera, Marie Walz, Teresa Beament, Tammy Donnelly, Randi Williams, Angela Stolz, David Rothrock, Christine Flaherty, Jordan Bradden, Amy Chernault, Brenda Pierce, Jane St. John, Mary Cronin, Emily Denniston, Annetta Bowman, Julie Hall, Tim and Dawn Hawkins, Cheryl Scrupski, Kristin Ayers, Sarah Bartel, Wendy Henry, Marlene Mesenbrink, Diana Shoykhetbrod, Janice Montgomery, Paul Clark, Jackie Pittenger, Christine Miller, Donna Williams, Terrie Taulbee, Patsy McCarty, Angie Cagle, Shanon Park, Lynne Turner, Olga Stecker, Jennifer Beck, Nancy Farley, Lynda Slipetz, Wendy Fuhrmaneck, Kristin Ayers, Sandra Wendt, Jackie Wright, Teresa Beament, Valerie Engel, Carlyn Costa, Sandra Savat-Mann, Carol Gostomski, Teresa Beament, Karmen Anderson, Maryanne Ware, Annemarie Winston, Sandra Spencer, Wendy Fuhrmaneck, Christine Flaherty, Lori Ruonavaara, Nancee Beals, Patty Navarro, Cici Clark, Teresa Beament, Cara Kliefoth, Paul Sherman, Karry Rogers, Christine Flaherty, Rose Sykes, Michael Richman

Update 11/18/17:

So much has been going on in this precious boys’ life that it’s time to update! We have reached the 8 week mark since Hank’s surgery to repair his shattered femur, and removal of stones that entered the bladder due to severe abusive trauma. We still have no use of his leg and Hank is dependent on belly bands due to constant incontinence. We have met with 2 vets and have received information about what is happening with this sweet baby and have come up with a plan for a final fix…God willing!

In repairing Hanks femur with the plate, Hank has developed a Grade 5 out 5 lameness with drawer sign and a patella luxation. We need to give his femur at least 30 more days for bone growth then go in to remove the plate and perform lateral suture of the cruciate ligament (ACL) and patella repair. We will also if necessary repair any blockage or stricture involving the ureter.

In the meantime, we will see the vet and perform some tests to analyze what is going on with this baby’s bladder so if surgery is needed, it will be performed all at once so as not to put this angel through another procedure. This could include a contrast study of the bladder, but if this particular test is necessary, it will also be done prior to his surgical repair to his leg and bladder issues AGAIN!

Emotionally, Hank is healing well I think. He no longer cries hysterically because I have left the room and I am out of sight…he whines softly lol. He is truly the most loving little man. He literally rolls his little body over and pushes his body and head into you so hard because he cannot get close enough!

I literally cry, like I’m doing now, just writing this knowing this little guy must go through this surgery again. I feel at times he must think I’m causing his pain, when this was all at the hand of a monster and all I just want for him is to be pain free and healed.

I ask you to keep him in your prayers and pray for good bone growth n these next 30 days. I also ask you to consider once again supporting him through a donation through our website www.uyr.us as once again, this surgery and testing will not be cheap, but look at this baby…he is worth every penny to fix what that monster did. Thank you all…bless you all…have an amazing Thanksgiving! Hugs~~Susan and Hank~~

Initial Bio 9/20/17:

It's so sad when the only pics I have to introduce this baby to the rescue look like this. So everyone meet Hank. Hank is an owner surrender by his mommy. After a bath by her fiance, Hank slipped and fell, and she found him holding up his leg. She thought maybe this was patella issues then over the weekend the bruising and swelling settled in. She began calling vets for pricing to get him seen but financially she just couldn't afford the cost so she reached out to rescue. We met at the ER since it was after hours for vets so we could see what we might be dealing with. Tears flowing, she said goodbye to her baby of 8yrs.

Hank was taken to the back as I filled out his paperwork. The vet came in and asked about the auto accident Hank was in...sadly what I had seen in the pictures were being realized. Hanks femur was shattered and broken, her words, "this is extreme blunt force trauma... no slip in the tub, and he may need amputation."

I collected myself, collected this poor broken baby and both he and I cried the whole hour drive home avid through the night. Rescue has an evil side. I've seen the mill babies, the abandoned ones, the sick ones, the list goes on and on, but to see evil hurts to the soul. Look at these eyes, who does this!!!???!! Why???

Thursday, we see an ortho specialist to see if we can save sweet Hank's leg. He's spending the night at Dr. Sam's so his pain can be managed along with antibiotics to fight bone infection and along with medication for his swelling and bruising. Needless to say, we are only two days in and Hanks care and his medical is going to be sooo overwhelming. Please, please give to this babies medical. He will live, God willing, but he has a long road to go and we need you and your support and love and your shares. God bless you and thank you!


To date we've spent $6699.70 on Hank's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $5521.07 in donations.
Please donate!

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

To fill out the adoption application for Hank click here.
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Mikey
Texas
Mikey

Mikey is a sweet 8 year old, 7-8 pound little boy who is being fostered in Hockley, TX.

THANK YOU TO MIKEY'S RESCUE ANGELS!

Suzanne Gensler

Update Bio. 08/22/17. Mikey is such a joy to his foster Mom and Dad. He loves to go for his walks, rides in the car and just be beside his foster mom. He is doing very well on his house training but his vision is limited due to cataracts. It hasn't slowed him down at all, he and does move about the house very well.

He will require that new parents do not leave him alone as he doesn't like that and does very well on outings with foster Mom. It is best that he be the only dog in the family and only children over 14. No cats for him. Foster Mom prefers the Houston or close surrounding areas for any potential adopters.

Mikey enjoys and needs lots of love and affection.

Any questions please email Foster Mom at Coyorkie12@yahoo.com. To complete an application, just follow the link below.

Initial Bio. 07/08/17. Hi everypawdy!. Meet the precious little Mikey. Mikey comes to United Yorkie Rescue as an abandoned, little, boy who found a wonderful lady who knew exactly where he would receive the love and care he so desperately needed. as far as we know, Mikey has spent the last 3 years without the love of a family. He is estimated to be 7-8 years old and weigh approximately 8 lbs. His little eyes are showing signs of cataracts already due to poor health and nutrition. He is currently on a high protein diet to help repair some of the cloudiness and loss that has occurred, Next week, Mikey will go for another vetting to address his dental issues and to get neutered, as well. It looks as though this little one may have lived sometime in a crate as he also shows sings of tooth damage to the front teeth, as well as his canines.

As foster mom gets to know Mikey better, and he completes his vetting, an update will be provided. Int eh meantime, please keep this little guy in your thoughts and prayers. He is such a loving, little boy who deserves so much more.

You can follow Mikey's progress in the Looking for Love section of our website. as as always, if you can help with donations for his or any of our fosters in our care, we would be so appreciative. Without you all, we could not give these babies the lives they so deserve.

For any questions regarding this precious love, please contact his foster mom directly at sasavage2@gmail.com. Thank you and God bless.


To date we've spent $898.85 on Mikey's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $424.50 in donations.
Please donate!

For more information, contact my foster parents at: Coyorkie12@yahoo.com.

To fill out the adoption application for Mikey click here.
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Poppa
Texas
Poppa

Poppa is a sweet 6 pound, 12+ Yorkie boy who is being fostered near Austin, TX.

9/11/2017 Poppa had his dental work today and after his cleaning he didn't have any teeth pulled He has pearly whites and is feeling so much better already.

He is eating 3 times a day, loves to go outside, and gets along with the other pets. Poppa would be a great companion for a home with no young children since he is almost blind and is a small boy. Because of his age and normal aging conditions he would best be with a doting family that can give him the care he deserves.

9/6/2017 Poppa has the normal conditions that come with an aging Yorkie. He is 12+years but he looks like a puppy. Amazingly his blood work showed he only has a slight liver condition which they believe is caused by dental infection. He has arthritis in his back legs as well as some cataracts (but has peripheral vision) He can see up close and turns his head sideways so he can focus from the sides of his eyes. Deafness is about 95% but can hear really loud noises. Dental work is scheduled immediately. He sleeps a lot but perks up when he smells nice warm chicken broth,

9/5/17 UYR was contacted by a Texas shelter that they had found this precious boy wondering in a field. It looks like he was on his own for a while. He is 6 lbs and was weak from being in the heat and no food so a kind shelter employee took him home with her every night until UYR could get him to a foster home. He was placed with his foster family and will be taken to a vet for a consultation.


To date we've spent $478.71 on Poppa's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $0 in donations.
Please donate!

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

To fill out the adoption application for Poppa click here.
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Riley
Texas
Riley TX

Riley is a beautiful 7 year old, 8 pound little girl being fostered in Round Rock, TX.

THANK YOU TO RILEY'S RESCUE ANGELS!

Anne Mims

Initial Bio. 12/07/17. Riley has been in her host home for a little over a week now, and she has adjusted quickly. She is a really nice little girl, and loves to give snuggles and kisses. Riley has a condition called Lymphangiectasia, which is a protein-losing enteropathy. She is very stable now with her medications, and her prescription food. For this reason, it would be wonderful if Riley can be the only dog in the home, and can find a forever family with adults who can monitor that she doesn't eat other food.

I can't emphasize enough what a lovable little pup Riley is. She's house trained, friendly, attentive, and very well-behaved. That said, Riley does not like other dogs! She came to us when her owner passed away, and he was a young man in his 30s who played with Riley, but we don't think took her on many walks. She does not seem socialized based on her behavior when being walked and encountering another dog. Riley's personality really changes, and she appears to be very aggressive. I have had her around another Yorkie who was a bit older, and very laid-back, and while Riley growled and lunged, she made no effort to bite...has never bitten...and eventually she settled, and they ignored each other. I don't know how that would work with an aggressive dog, but I do believe she could co-exist with a non-dominant housemate. Riley will love having a backyard to play ball with you, and a cozy couch to curl up on with you, and be happy not to go on walks at all!

Please contact me if you can be Riley's forever family. You won't be sorry for adopting this beautiful little girl. She will bring you years of happy cuddles and kisses.


To date we've spent $59.20 on Riley TX's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $100.00 in donations.
Please donate!

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

To fill out the adoption application for Riley TX click here.
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Sophie
Texas
Sophie TX

TX Sophie is a sweet 6-8 year old, 9 pound little girl being fostered in Lancaster, TX.

THANK YOU TO SOPHIE'S RESCUE ANGELS!

Sandra Wendt, Lynne Turner, Angie Cagle, Richard Huggins, Karry Rogers, Rebecca Wingard, Debra Roby, Janet Davidson, Wendy Fuhrmaneck, Leidy Kessler, Wendy Henry, Anna Taranto, Deborah Davis, Camille Kirk, Cammy Zimmerman, Maurice Florance III, Holly Huckabone, Leia Crowe, Vitra Garcia, Cindy Mitchell-Clark, Irene and Peter Havas in memory of Buddy, Vanessa and Pepe

Bio update. 12/09/17.

In the last few days Sophie has been under the care of a neurologist and has undergone several tests. She has been a real trooper but she is exhausted. Her MRI showed no apparent signs of brain inflammation and thankfully no tumors. This was so critical to rule out before proceeding with further testing. Her inner ears appear to be in good health with no signs of damage or infection. Again, critical to the process. She had a spinal tap which came back clear and a test for tick borne illnesses that too came back negative. All of this is great news even though we have not discovered the root cause of her vestibular syndrome. Some dogs simply develop it and most of the time it corrects itself. Sophie is back in her foster home resting comfortably. She still needs help to get around and her little neck is so twisted she must be miserable. There aren't words to thank those who have supported her and those who will. Her medical costs have been very high but we think she's worth it and grateful that so many of you do too!!

If you would like to join Sophie's story and be part of her "forever happy" journey, please visit our website where she has her own page. If not for the love and support of such generous donors, stories the Sophie's would end tragically.

Thank you from the bottom of her paws!

Bio update 11/21/17: Sophie is a sweet girl who continues to make progress both physically and emotionally. She was so scared and depressed when we got her home from the shelter but she now comes over and bumps our leg when she wants to be loved on. She isn’t quite ready to snuggle but loves to sit by you and have her head rubbed. She greets us at the door everyday with tail wagging and even runs a couple of happy circles! Her most exciting news is that the large growth on her back was benign and she is healing well from the surgery. She also had her dental and got to keep all but 1 tooth!

Sophie was reported to be 6 years old by the family who surrendered her however multiple vets put her closer to 8-10. She is a very healthy girl, all bloodwork is within normal ranges and she keeps up with her younger foster sibs. Sophie is completely housebroken and will bark to go outside.

As we have spent more time with Sophie it has been become clear that her hearing is impaired. We are not sure how much she can hear but it has not slowed her down, especially at dinnertime.

She gets along with all of the dogs, adults and children that she has met while in our home. She will walk on a leash but prefers to go outside without and would like a fenced yard.

Sophie is sweet and as she becomes more and more secure also becomes increasingly loving. Sophie would enjoy a stable home and would make a great only dog or part of a small pack. She prefers to sleep in her bed and not with her humans (at least at this time). Sophie has physically and emotionally traveled a long road in a short period of time but one look into those soulful eyes you will know that she is just a girl looking to be loved.

Sophie is looking for that special someone who has the patience and the desire to go on her journey with her. We feel the reward will be great as we have already seen so much progress.

If you would like more information about this darling girl please email foster mom at Yorkielove0409@yahoo.com or visit our website and complete an application.

Initial Bio 10/21/17: Sophie is a very gentle girl who is probably 6-8 years old and she is 9 lbs of pure sweetness. She was surrendered as a hot matted mess to the shelter because her owners are “moving” and Sophie isn’t invited. I can’t imagine how these precious little ones feel when in a matter of an hour they go from the only home they know to a shelter cage where nothing is familiar.

Sophie is a very shy girl but is already warming up to the offers of affection and she very quickly found herself a soft cozy spot to claim. First stop was the vet for shots, bloodwork and tests. On the bright side her blood work looks good and Sophie is heartworm negative; we are grateful for both. Bless her heart though, her little mouth is just full of abscessed teeth. This did not stop her from eating a great dinner when we got home but we know she will feel so much better after her dental on Tuesday.

When Sophie was groomed at the shelter a large growth was “uncovered” on her lower back. This will be removed on Tuesday as well. In the doctor’s opinion it does not display typical signs of cancer, won’t you hope and pray with us that he is right. There is no telling how long this has been there and we know Sophie will be glad to have it gone.

As I sit typing this she has come over on her own to get some love and affection, a first step in what we want for Sophie, a life that is safe and full of love. As a foster family it is our privilege to help these babies heal physically but it moves our hearts to watch them heal emotionally.

If you would like to be part of Sophie’s journey to the “best life ever” please consider donating to her care. You can find Sophie on our website (www.uyr.us) under Looking for Love.

We will update you on Tuesday after her surgery. Thank you for helping UYR make sure Sophie and so many more don’t get left behind.


To date we've spent $3987.65 on Sophie TX's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $930.00 in donations.
Please donate!

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

To fill out the adoption application for Sophie TX click here.
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Toto
Texas
Toto

Initial Bio 11/19/17: Hi, I’m Toto!! Thought I’d tell you a little about me and then my foster mom can fill in the rest! I’ve owned the same humans since I was 12 weeks old; I’m 9 now. But recent health problems caused them to ask United Yorkie Rescue to take me. My humans loved me very much and still check up on how I’m doing. I’m having a blast at my foster house and am making them laugh. Like when I race through the house sliding around the corners on the hardwood floors (usually on my way out the doggie door); or the time I discovered I that I love to play in the sprinklers and shocked my foster mom by coming in through the doggie door dripping wet; oh, and then there’s the time my foster mom tried to give me my insulin shot and stuck herself instead (did I mention that I’m diabetic?). I’ve also fallen in love while at my foster home; her name is Mitzy and she was a rescue like me! Ok, now that I’ve introduced myself I’ll turn it over to my foster mom to bring you up to speed on the rest of my story……

OMG - this little guy is sooooo sweet! And soft! Dr Buffington says Toto does have diabetes but his sugar levels are regulated through twice daily insulin shots and a healthy diet. He is so good about getting his shots and actually starts wagging his tail as soon as he sees the insulin come out of the fridge (maybe it has something to do with the extra treat he gets with each shot. Lol. Other than the diabetes Toto is very healthy. Toto has a foster sister, Sunshine, and a foster friend, Mitzy. He follows Mitzy around and give her tons of kisses. When Mitzy lays down Toto curls up next to her with his paw on her back or his head on her butt. Toto is 17 pounds, gets along well with other dogs (unsure about cats), is housetrained, neutered, microchipped, and very loving and affectionate. He has never bitten anyone but his former family said he does get nervous around smaller children that move fast or rush at him. Toto would fit best with a family without small children, where he would receive lots of love and affection, and where there would be a commitment to giving his insulin on schedule and maintaining a healthy diabetes-friendly diet. If you think you could love a sweetie like Toto, please complete an adoption application for him.


To date we've spent $1032.63 on Toto's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $0 in donations.
Please donate!

For more information, contact my foster parents at: uyrfostervs@sbcglobal.net.

To fill out the adoption application for Toto click here.
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Zoey
Texas
Zoey

Meet the angelic Zoey. Zoey is a sweet 10 pound, 8-year-old, Yorkie girl being fostered in Dallas/Fort Worth are of TX.

THANK YOU TO ZOEY'S RESCUE ANGELS!

Wendy Fuhrmaneck, Sidney Porter, Susan Cartwright, Christine Flaherty, Karry Rogers, Robin Nyberg, Olga Stecker, Cindy Foster, Sandra Wendt

Update Bio. 12/11/17. Zoey is being fostered in the Dallas-Fort Worth Area. .

Zoey has come a long way after she was found roaming the streets in Dallas. We are so proud of her for surviving the rough life of the streets without someone caring for her after she was discarded from her abuser. We believe she had many litters before they got rid of her.

If you remember, Zoey came into the rescue full of burs that covered her head and face. The burs prevented her from closing her eyes or blinking so you can imagine how much pain she was in from just dealing with the burs. Her beautiful face is much better but her little eyes continue to need drops for dry-eye but thankfully her eye infection is finally gone. The years of abuse and neglect have taken a toll on her body especially her kidneys but diet has helped her tremendously. Zoey is finally heart worm free and in good health.

Zoey would love to be your companion if she is going to be the only pet in the house. She would love to lay near you, but not on your lap. Zoey gets along with her 4 fur siblings, but we separate her from them at feeding time. Zoey would love to be the only pet in the house or maybe have one older fur sibling bigger than her and not too hyper.

Zoey gets around well but she will not be a fan of long walks, even though she loves the outdoors and is no longer afraid of grass. She is not a fast runner but she likes to try running and keeping up with her 4 fur siblings.

She will need someone who doesn't expect a whole lot from her but is still willing to keep her near.

Zoey will need a sturdy ramp to get up on the couch on her own.

Zoey's body is still trying to recover from living her whole life in a cage so ABSOLUTELY no cages, please.

Zoey is so sweet and enjoys kisses on her forehead, belly rubs and scratches from her human. She loves her nice and comfy bed and snores while catching her naps.

From Zoey, I love laying on the cold tile even though I have a bed which I use when I feel like it. I am still learning to play with toys since I never had any. I think toys that squeak are fun. Since I didn't have human affection, sometimes I think your hand is going to hurt me when it comes near my face, but don't worry, all I do is duck down until I realize you are trying to caress me which I enjoy. My foster family has taught me that they are loving on me not trying to hurt me. I am very loving, and give lots of kisses. I don't have a big bark, since my vocal cords were cut when I was young. I try to communicate my needs by grunting so my foster dad grunts back at me and that is how we talk. I make funny noises when I sleep which my mom and dad think are cute. I can either sleep in my bed at night but if you invite me to your bed I could sleep there too, either way is fine with me. I enjoy my morning pup-puchino while my dad makes his coffee. My foster dad thinks I am the sweetest thing and my foster mom says "Zoey, you have touched our soul". They have both promised to find a furever home for me and have also promised me I will never have another bad day in my life. I go outside in the AM and PM to do my business like my fur siblings.

I am ready to find my fur ever family so please fill out an application if you are interested or tell nice people you know about me and my story.

You can email my foster mom if you have any questions. At olgauyrtx@gmail.com

Update Bio. 08/22/17. Zoey is a senior. She eats and sleeps very well. Zoey has gained a little weight now that she has the proper food. She is shy of 13 pounds. Zoey is so sweet and enjoys kisses on her forehead. She continues to improve, but the years of abuse and neglect have taken a toll on her body, especially her kidneys. She is parasite free, but we still have to treat for heart worm.

Her blood work came back, and we are so happy she has been approved to go through her spay surgery and dental cleaning. She will be scheduled for her spay by September 1st or before.

If you remember, Zoey came into the rescue full of burs that covered her head and face. Her beautiful face is much better but her little eyes continue to need eye drops and treatment.

Zoey's needs are being addressed, but they are very costly. Please help us save this precious girl by making a donation.

Zoey would love to be your companion, but she should be to be the only pet in the house. She would love to lay near you, but not on your lap. Zoey gets along with her 4 fur siblings, but separating her at feeding time would be recommended, unless she is going to be the only pet in the house. Please understand that food was the only thing she ever had, so she is protective of it. She is fine when sharing water.

Zoey gets around well but she will not be a fan of long walks, although she loves the outdoors and is no longer afraid of grass. She is not a fast runner.

She will need someone who doesn't expect a whole lot from her but is still willing to keep her near. Zoey will need a sturdy ramp to get up on the couch on her own. Zoey's body is still trying to recover from living her whole life in a cage, so ABSOLUTELY no cages, please.

From Zoey, I love laying on the cold tile even though I have a bed, which I use when I feel like it. I am still learning to play with toys since I never had any. I think toys that squeak are fun. Since I didn't have human affection, sometimes I think your hand is going to hurt me when it comes near my face, but don't worry, all I do is duck down until I realize you are trying to caress me, which I enjoy. My foster family has taught me that they are loving on me not trying to hurt me. I am very loving, and give lots of kisses. I don't have a big bark, since my vocal cords were cut when I was young. I go outside in the AM and PM to do my business like my fur siblings. You can email my foster mom if you have any questions. At olgauyrtx@gmail.com

Update Bio. 07/25/17. I have had a few dogtor appointments since I last visited with you. My eye doctor says I'm doing great so she released me, but I will have a re-check in two months.,I can see now! I can even see water dripping off the fountain at my foster home. I am still taking baths with a medicated shampoo that has made my skin and fur beautiful. I take iron on a daily basis, right now, to help me with anemia, and I just finished my last dose of medication to get rid of parasites. I also get ear drops to get rid of an infection, and I am almost done with those, too. Until we get my anemia and kidney function levels up, we are holding off on getting a spay and dental...I don't think I'm going to like that surgery :(

The dogter is also doing some additional tests on my thyroid. I have some low counts but she says it could be because I was in such bad shape, so we will see!

My foster mom says I am extremely sweet and well behaved. I get along with my four fur siblings and I am no longer afraid of grass. I started playing with my fur siblings and toys. My foster family says everyday is like watching this flower bloom...They say I am just so amazing, and all I want is love now that I know I can receive it. I have also learned that my fur siblings are fun and not just friends wanting "special favors". UYR is spending a ton of money to get answers and get me well, so please, if you can, I would love it if you could help them and donate for my care. If you can't, that's fine too, but please, share my story!

Initial Bio. 06/29/17. Zoey is a sweet girl, possibly 7 years old and 10 pounds. She was a stray in the Dallas TX area who was covered in fleas and burs. The burs were all over her head and face, preventing her from shutting her eyes or blinking. Thankfully, she was taken to animal control and the shelter reached out for rescue to take her.

Zoey is flea free now, but she does have internal parasites and is also heartworm positive. She is being treated for the parasites and will begin HW treatment. She is anemic, likely from the flea bites, and she appears to have dry eyes. We need to get her a spay and dental but have to wait until her blood values look more normal. She'll be retested in another week to see if the anemia corrects with a good diet. In the meantime, she will be seen by an eye specialist to assess her eye issues. Please continue to watch this sweet girl. We hope her problems will be easy ones to remedy.


To date we've spent $2386.70 on Zoey's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $1718.40 in donations.
Please donate!

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

To fill out the adoption application for Zoey click here.
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Cecily
West Virginia
Cecily

Cecily is a sweet, 2 year old 10 pound Yorkie girl being fostered in West Virginia.

THANK YOU TO CECILY'S RESCUE ANGELS!

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

Initial Bio 10/28/17: Cecily just joined United Yotkie Rescue. She is a beautiful two year old, 8 pound girl. Cecily came from a loving home where circumstances changed. Her family made the hard, unselfish decision to find Cecily a home where someone would have more time for her. Cecily has already met a few of her fur siblings and she is calm and accepting her new environment. She's just been been spayed and had all of her shots. Despite all of her life changes, she is sweet and loves to be held. Her foster family is looking forward to Cecily getting settled in, feeling better after surgery, and making new friends. Cecily has a brother, Toby in PA. They make a cute pair and get along beautifully. If you would like to adopt both, please contact either foster mom.


To date we've spent $408.51 on Cecily's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $20.00 in donations.
Please donate!

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

To fill out the adoption application for Cecily click here.
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West Virginia
Dickens

Dickens is an adorable 7 year old, 6 pound little boy being fostered in West Virginia.

THANK YOU TO DICKENS' RESCUE ANGELS!

Angie Cagle, Jeffrey Gere

Initial Bio 12/7/17: Little Charlie Dickens is our new Christmas foster. Found roaming the streets of Brooklyn, NY all alone, a good Samaritan took him in. Unable to locate his family, the shelter reached out to rescue to help this tiny guy who had a sore mouth in desperate need of dental care. This guy is a totally sweet snuggler. On his way home from being rescued, he sat in his harness as close as he could to his foster mom. Not long after they met, he was happy to suggest that belly rubs might be in order. He was in his foster home only one night before his neuter and much needed dental. This boy is not feeling his best today. He lost sixteen teeth. We are just keeping him comfortable until he feels himself.

Dickens has met all of his foster siblings and he gets along with them all. He is house-trained, crate trained, and has loved all of the people he has met. Dickens is a beautiful blond and red color with the typical grey lightly outlined on his back. He's quite a looker. Dickens is 7 years old, six pounds, and is in good health. He acts like a much younger dog with a nice spring in his step. Dickens is convalescing for now from his neuter and dental. We will update his profile when he's feeling better. Dickens has vet bills of over $500 already and he still needs boosters. This is the cost of vetting a healthy dog in rescue. Adoption fees don't cover the cost for this older gentleman. Please consider donating to this little guy, who only a few weeks ago was a stray in NYC, on his own on the streets of Brooklyn. It truly takes a village to save these sweet souls. Dickens wants to wish everyone a happy holiday!!


To date we've spent $564.50 on Dickens's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $125.00 in donations.
Please donate!

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

To fill out the adoption application for Dickens click here.
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Brielle
Wisconsin
Brielle

Brielle is an adorable 3 month old, 2.3 pound little Yorkie girl with a liver shunt disease called microvascular dysplasia that can be easily managed with a proper diet.

THANK YOU TO BRIELLE'S RESCUE ANGELS!

Wendy Fuhrmaneck, Karry Rogers, Connie Peters, Mary Cronin, Erika Baldonado, Berniece Hurley, Jessica Riley, Sandy Pagnotta, Wendy Klinke, Wendy Klinke

Update Bio. 12/03/17. Brielle is 8 months old and 4 pounds of sweetness! She is so smart and so good! She let’s us know whenever she needs to go outside, and since she has been back with us, has had zero accidents in the house. I can not promise this will happen in her next home, she will need to be trained according to your schedule. She will also use the potty pad if no one is around to let her out.

Brielle will need a dental because she has about 6 deciduous teeth that have not fallen out. Her appointment to have her mouth examined is Dec. 12th.

She absolutely needs a secure fenced in yard...one that she can not squeeze through or under. Brielle just loves to be outside and run. She would be out there all day, if she could.

She still needs someone who is home for a very good portion of the day...not gone for more than 2 hours, if you work outside the home.

Brielle needs a dog or two for companionship and to play with, but she does intimidated by other puppies, or very young dogs that will not leave her alone. She likes to be the one to initiate the play.

She sleeps in bed with us and our dogs, but she does very well in a doggie playpen, if needed. She should not be crated...and never had to be.

No children under 15, because of her size. Brielle has been adopted once already, and was returned to me, I am only adopting within a 2 hour drive from Sheboygan, WI. Please do not apply if you do not meet these requirements.

Update 11/3/17: Brielle has come back after recently being adopted by an older couple. I have come to realize that she definitely needs one or two playful dogs in her new home. Brielle has bonded with our 10 year old Yorkie-Pom and they are always together...this is what she will need in her new home.

Brielle will be 7 months on Nov. 7th and currently weighs 4.5 lbs which is about 3 ounces more than she should be. She needs to stay on the Prescription K/D kibble diet, but can have high quality dog treats as a reward. Brielle also needs a family where someone is home most of the day. She is house trained, but will most likely need to be retrained in her new home.

Please apply “Only” if you are experienced with puppies, and have a Yorkshire Terrier or Yorkie-mix. Also, taking Brielle to a dog trainer, or to puppy classes would be ideal.

Update 9/11/17: Brielle's spay went very smoothly. She is doing great! She now weighs 3.5 lbs. and is at her perfect weight. Because she is under 4 pounds, we are using Revolution for Flea & Tick and Heartworm preventative. She also had her last puppy vaccinations.

Update 8/31/17: Brielle's spay is scheduled for September 6th. At that time she will also have her last puppy vaccinations. She does have Microvascular Dysplasia, but has not shown any clinical signs. She is just on the Hill's K/D Prescription kibble diet...no medication is needed. She is also able to have lower protein, high quality treats. This was great news, since her food doesn't work, as a treat, when it comes to training.

Update Bio. 08/11/17. Brielle is now sporting a new hairdo...because she was so matted, she needed to be shaved down, but now you are able to see her cute petite shape. Even with losing all that hair, she has gained weight...she now weighs in at 2.6 lbs.

Brielle had her doctor appointment 08/03/17. I am still waiting on her test results, but she is doing great! Her doctor feels that she, more than likely, has Microvascular Dysplasia, and as soon as I find out, I will post an update.

Right now, I am working on commands with her. Brielle knows her name, she will come when you call her, is doing pretty good at "kennel up", and is working on sit and stay. We are also working on leash training, as well as her housetraining which is coming along nicely. She is very treat motivated.

Because of Brielle's tiny size, I am requiring that other dogs not be over 10 lbs. Also, not Children under the are of 12, and then, it will also depend on their experience with tiny dogs, and the breed. She also does best when she has someone home with her. Brielle loves to play and cuddle. She loves being outside for as long as she can, just playing with you or the other dogs.

Brielle is VERY fast! She absolutely needs a fenced in yard where she can not escape. She can fit thru small openings/spaces like a mouse, and if there is a child or another dog on the other side of your fence, she won't hesitate to get to them! Right now, this is the one time she won't come when you call her. She needs someone very dedicated and experienced.

Initial Bio 7/17/17: Brielle was dropped off at a Chicago Heights shelter July 1st and had to be immediately taken to the vet since she was limp and clearly unwell. After some blood tests and urine tests, it was discovered she has either a portosystemic liver shunt (surgery would be needed) or microvascular dysphasia (diet & medication to control). Some links are provided to help explain these conditions:

https://www.acvs.org/small-animal/portosystemic-shunts

https://www.acvs.org/small-animal/hepatic-microvascular-dysplasia

We will provide more information after the vet conducts additional tests to find out which of these Brielle does have,

She is spunky little girl and definitely a "people doggie"! She loves running around the yard, and following us wherever we go. Brielle was very matted when she arrived in rescue and will need a good grooming. I will post an updated photo after she has been to the groomers.

Her availability for adoption will depend upon whether she requires liver shunt surgery or not. She will still require a spay procedure and complete her puppy vaccinations.


To date we've spent $332.83 on Brielle's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $332.83 in donations.
Please donate!

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

To fill out the adoption application for Brielle click here.
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