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It is the goal of United Yorkie Rescue to rehabilitate our rescued Yorkies to a happy, healthy state so they can be adopted. Occasionally, we find a Yorkie we have rescued has serious medical problems that do not make them a candidate for adoption.
The Board of Directors of UYR, in consultation with the rescued pup's veterinarian and foster parent, may decide that it would be in the best interest of the Yorkie to keep them in the safe and caring environment of the foster home.
Once accepted into the Forever Ours Program these special needs pups are loved and cared for by the foster parent for the rest of their life. The pup's medical expenses are covered by United Yorkie Rescue and the foster mom provides food, physical care, goodies and a family environment.
If you would like to become a special part of one these special little Yorkies' lives please consider becoming a 'Sponsor' for them. A 'Sponsor' can make monetary donations or provide supplies for their use in the Forever Ours Home.
All monetary and material donations specified for these Forever Ours Yorkies are used for their continuing care needs.
If you have any questions about becoming a Sponsor or would like further information about this program please contact: Judi Laverty at: email@example.com
"CURRENT FOREVER OURS" DONORS:
Carol Gostomski sponsors Evo
Kimberly Bandusky sponsors Walter
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Hope is a 2-year-old, 10 pound Yorkie girl living in her Forever Ours foster home near Clarksville, TN.
THANK YOU TO HOPE's RESCUE ANGELS!
Trula Montgomery, Sheryl Martin, Wendy Fuhrmaneck, Alexa Socha, Jennifer Bullington, Alexa Socha, Wendy Fuhrmaneck, Alexa Socha, Jennifer Bullington
Calliope-Hope is still working thru her behavioral issues. We are getting ready to return to Dogtor for her annual check up and to have labwork down to evaluate the effects of the medications she takes daily to help her thru life. We have good days and bad days. She loves to be with her foster mom and dad she feels secure with them... but still many sounds and activities scare and cause her to retreat under the bed which is her safe spot. Her family is very patient with her and interacts with her at her comfort level. We feel this will be the process Calliope requires for her entire life. She is a happy girl most days... so we enjoy these days and accept the bads days along with them. Please help UYR to continue to care for Calliope-Hope so that she will continue to be able to live her best life. All donations toward her care a greatly appreciated.
Calliope-Hope is doing better in her forever ours foster home. Her foster parents are working with her medications to find a dosage that will help her live her best life.
Calliope-Hope's dogtors think that she is having mild seizures which may be causing some of her behavioral issues. They have now put her on seizure medication which seems to be helping with some of the "episodes" she has causing her to be aggressive towards those she loves. Since starting her medication her foster mom has been encouraged and taking note of each small step she makes.... we are seeing fewer episodes however she is still scared of EVERYTHING.... she doesn't like loud noises at all. They continue to work with her daily and are proud of any small step she makes toward living her best life. Please keep us all in your prayers as we continue to work with Calliope-Hope. Any donations are greatly appreciated to assist with her medications and other medical needs. #WeLoveCalliope-Hope
Hope was adopted to a great family 07/05/2018, but sadly all of Hope's behavioral issues have only gotten worse since her adoption so she has been returned with much sadness by her adoptive family who loved her very much and tried their best to make her adoption work out. Hope can be sweet 80% of the time but will suddenly and unexpectedly act out aggressively towards humans the rest of the time. We have hired behaviorists to work with her, tried different types of medication and this still seems to be an issue for Hope. She does best when left to her own devices and thankfully Hope's foster Mom loves her and is happy to provide Hope a safe home for the rest of her life. We will continue to work with hope to try to help her have a great quality of life as a Forever Ours dog. She is young at age two so anyone willing to sponsor Hope through ongoing monthly donations would be a huge blessing to Hope, her foster Mom and UYR. To donate towards her ongoing care please click the PayPal button below.
To date we've spent $2595.07 on Calliope (Hope)'s vet bills, but with your support we've collected $297.41 in donations.
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Daphne with her Wrapped In Love blanket
Daphne is a beautiful and very ill little girl. She has inoperable liver shunt disease and is also prone to hypoglycemia. She is being fostered in Madison, WI
Daphne is 9 years old
THANK YOU TO DAPHNE'S RESCUE ANGELS!
Sandy Pagnotta, Amy Gill, Diana Shoykhetbrod, Michele Gonsalves, John Sauser, Michelle Lingle, LaVerne Dissmeyer, Patricia Lingen, Sandra Wendt, Christie Rider, Rosalie Tenorio, Paul Sherman, Diane Stout, Sandy Pagnotta, Stephanie and Behnaz Memarzadeh, Cynthia Duranti, Denise Brigham, Cheryl Helley, Amanda Fletcher, Julie Sczesniak, Nancy Carney, Carol Gostomski, Susan Kornatowski, Taffi Loving, Kimberly Golter, Sandra Wendt, Sherri White, Brittany Adams, Linda Vargas Robles, Bonnie Vaupel, Dixie Burbank, Denise Brigham, Irene and Peter Havas, Susan Gentry, Christie Rider, Diane Carter, Paul Sherman, Kitty Bradley, Alexis Ball, Stephanie Memarzadeh, Paul Sherman, Natalie LaBayen, Lois Forrester, Holly Stavis, Gina Caparimo, Brenda Hutto, Lori Adams, Lois Forrester, Noel Walter, Kelly Jones, Holly Stavis, Michelle Pannoni, Julie Sczesniak, Holly Stavis, Lori Stewart, Carol Gostomski, Brenda Bargers, Linda Crawford, Karry Rogers, Kobsak Songyoo, Barbara Carvalho, Christine Flaherty, Gale Young, Brenda Pierce, Dana Peden, Rita Smith, Paul Sherman, Mary Ireland, Brenda Bargers, Julie Wiegert, Julie Wiegert, Trula Montgomery
Update 06/02/17. Daphne recently had an emergency surgery to remove a very large bladder stone. She was refusing food, dropped about 4 ounces and had blood in her urine. Because she is only 3.5 pounds, losing that much weight was a lot! She is recovering well and just starting to get back to being more active and playing! She continues to require several medications to help regulate the ammonia levels in her brain due to her liver shunt. Thanks for checking in on her!
Daphne continues to have her ups and downs as a result of her liver shunt. Daphne went through surgery a while back that was not successful so she is being medically managed. Daphne requires 2-3 RX meds a day plus prescription low protein foods. She gave us a bit of a scare a few weeks ago. She stopped eating and lost .5 lbs. Because she is very tiny to start with, .5 pounds put her at risk. She is just beginning to eat again, thank goodness! With the weight loss, she is shaking all the time. We keep her wrapped up in blankets and keep a sweater on her to help keep her warm. We hope that with weight gain, she will build up a bit of fat to help her stay warm. In the mean time, she spends her days in front of the fire or wrapped up up on my lap dreaming for Spring. Thanks for checking in on Daphne!
Update 05/31/16: Daphne continues to require multiple medications daily to help her ammonia levels remain in the normal range. During the day, Daphne loves to "help" me in the garden by picking tomatoes and sampling them! When she is feeling good, she loves to chase balls and play with toys. In spite of all the medical concerns she has, Daphne continues to remain sweet and snuggly. She loves curling up on any lap that is available. Thank you for your continued support of Daphne!
Update 02/10/16: Hi Everybody! Daphne continues to bless us with her wonderful personality! She is a whole lot of sass in such a small girl!! Daphne continues to require meds to keep her ammonia levels under control as a result of a liver shunt. She is such a smart little girl in that she has figured out how to block the liquids from her swallowing them. She is very efficient at pushing the liquid out of her mouth! It has only been with bribery (yummy treats) that she has decided that she will swallow! Sometimes I wonder who is training whom!! Thank you for your continued support of this precious little girl. Her medical care is expensive, but she is worth it!
Update 11/02/15: Daphne continues to have her ups and downs with her health. Recently she gave us a scare as she was quite lethargic. Daphne was taken to the UW Veterinary Teaching Hospital in Madison, WI where she underwent a series of diagnostic tests including blood, urine, and x-rays. She was one sick little girl! Because her liver shunt surgery failed, Daphne will always be under the watchful eye of the wonderful Doctors at the Hospital. They found that she does have bladder stones that may need to be removed, her ammonia levels were too high, and her blood sugars were too low and she had pneumonia. They kept her there for a few days to help get all the levels where they should be and to keep a close eye on the pneumonia. Even though her lungs were not totally clear, I was able to take her home. We spent many hours sitting and snuggling in our favorite chair. Daphne was glad to be home and started eating better right away! Today, Daphne is doing better! She is still on a lot of medicines to keep her ammonia levels in the normal range. Daphne continues to require special food that is low in protein. She is eating NF Kidney Function Canine Formula available from the vet. It is our hope right now that with all that is available to us medically that she stays healthy and lives a long happy life! Thanks for checking in on Daphne!!
Update 3/9/15 After evaluating Daphne's continuing challenges regulating her ammonia levels and balancing her combination of medications, we realize it is not appropriate to adopt her out. She has become a Forever Ours pup residing with her foster mom for the remainder of her life.
To date we've spent $11059.74 on Daphne FO's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $3416.00 in donations.
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Ernie is an adorable 11-12 (estimated) year-old, 14 pound Schnorkie (Schnauzer-Yorkie mix) who is "Forever Home" with his foster mom in Ashland City, TN.
THANK YOU TO ERNIE'S RESCUE ANGELS!
Jan Hobbs, Jan Hobbs, Trula Montgomery, Cheryl Burge, Erin Bennett, Jennifer Tobiansky, Irene and Peter Havas, Brandy Caldwell Swanson, Alexa Socha
THANK YOU TO ERNIE'S FACEBOOK DONORS!
Lisa Golle, Karry Rogers, Barbara Burgess, Anne Hicks
Forever Ours Bio Update 5/19/19: Ernie has been a happy and relaxed boy in his Forever Foster Home. He has "his" own routine that he sticks to everyday. He enjoys outside time sitting in the warm sun, bath time, grooming, and sleeping with Foster Mom and his fur siblings at bedtime. Ernie doesn't much like strangers and he still doesn't let anyone but Foster mom pick him up. He will sometimes let others pet him in his corner bed if they come up slowly. Ernie is 12 years old now and suffers from arthritis. The rescue takes care of all his medical needs and Foster mom gets to love and care for him for the rest of his life. We want Ernie to live out the rest of his life in peace and comfort after living almost all his life in the horrible puppy mill. Please consider donating to his continuing Senior Care. He really is a sweetie, we just let Ernie have his peaceful space and he is happy.
Initial Forever Ours Bio 7/18/18: Precious Ernie has been in his foster home for over a year now. He had a couple of applications but these quickly lost interest when they learned all of the ugly truths behind this adorable face. Understandably, most potential adopters are looking for a dog that will be affectionate towards them, sit in their lap, play, give kisses and be a normal canine companion. While Ernie "looks like" a completely normal dog capable of doing all those things......nothing could be further from the truth. This sweet boy lived his entire life in a puppy mill. Ernie's puppy mill was a particularly bad one that you may have even heard of on the news. UYR took three small breed dogs into our rescue from this puppy mill where Ernie over 300 other animals were rescued in deplorable shape. Ernie is not house-trained, stiffens like a board when you try to touch him, hides, won't allow a leash, is terrified when he must get into a car to visit the Vet and has very deep emotional scars from the cruel existence he lived for so many years. Ernie's Vet explained that Ernie has the canine version of PTSD. He takes medication daily to help him manage his anxiety. Ernie had a canine best friend named Bert who UYR also rescued from the same puppy mill and placed into the same foster home. Sadly, Bert died a month ago from severe congestive heart failure and this dealt another cruel blow to Ernie who now had yet another major loss in his life. Ernie is slowly healing with the help of his foster family but we don't think he will ever fully recover from his years of neglect and abuse. Over the past 15 months Ernie has slowly come to trust his foster Mom and he loves the other pups in his foster home and is comforted by them. More than anything else, Ernie needs routine, stability, patience and the knowledge that he is safe. For all of these reasons, we have decided to make Ernie a Forever Ours pup and let him live out the rest of his life in the safety and security of the only home he has ever known......his foster home. Ernie has no major health issues thankfully; all of his wounds are the kind that do not show from the outside but every bit as real as those that do. Ernie could easily live another 4 years or more in his foster home. During that time he will continue to need medication, routine senior dog care, nutritious food and LOTS AND LOTS of potty pads, belly bands, etc. since he will likely remain incontinent for the rest of his life. If you would like to help us care for Ernie as a Forever Ours pup then we would be so very grateful. To help us help Ernie, please click the PayPal button below and THANK YOU for your amazing support.
To date we've spent $1416.25 on Ernie FO's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $480.00 in donations.
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Evo with his Wrapped In Love Blanket
Evo is the man
Evo was rescued in 2005 by UYR. He has congenital Megaesophagus which is not a curable condition. He is 10 years old residing in Harrisburg, PA with his Forever Foster Mom
THANK YOU TO ALL MY RESCUE ANGELS!
Stephanie Valletti, Mary Rogers, Barbara Carvalho, Cheri Speakman, Brenda Pierce, Janice Wrench, Karry Rogers, Wendy Henry, Deb Pequignot, James Hufford, Shari Bundy, Amberly Hall, Nancy Stanley, Christine Schraml, Stephanie Digman, Stephanie Digman, Nancy Meinershagen, Stephanie Digman, Mary Cronin, Stephanie Digman, Wendy Fuhrmaneck, Barbara Wilson, Cynthia Duranti, Alexa Socha
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Update 12/19/19: Evo turned 15 on November 26, 2019. This is an astonishing feat, considering his health issues.
I received Evo when he was 9 months old. He was an owner surrender. They knew of Evo's health issues, and didn't want to deal with it. This little guy has been the BEST BLESSING I've ever received. Evo has a condition called Megaesophagus. All of his food does not go down his esophagus and into his stomach. Some of the food stays there and he ends up regurgitating it.
His condition isn't quite as bad as it used to be. Evo suffers from stomach issues as well. His little body will shake and shake and he throws up yellow phlegm, which is stomach bile. This will last a few hours to over 24 hours. He will not eat and just wants to be held. I certainly accommodate him on that! :)
Evo's sight has gotten worse. His eyes are cloudy. He also has tunnel vision. So, he doesn't see well to the left or right. He is starting to have difficulty using the steps. He still does try, but from time to time, he misjudges a step and falls. I try to get him before he goes down the steps, which I can usually do. I typically carry him up and down. I am blessed that I now get to work from home 90% of the time so I'm around to handle his care and needs.
Evo loves me being so available. He lays on my lap almost the entire day. If he's not on my lap, he is laying in his bed right behind me. I give Evo soft dog food. He also gets chicken & rice & turkey burger. I put it in a mini chopper and grind it up so it's easier for him to eat and swallow. Evo is truly a special little guy who I am so blessed to have in my life.
Thank you for reading Evo's bio and in advance for any donations to help towards his care.
Update 4/6/18: Evo turned 13 on Nov 26, 2017! I can't believe I've had him since he was 9 months old. I am so blessed to have this little boy in my life.
Almost everyday is a struggle for him with his Mega-E condition and his stomach issues. At least twice a week, sometimes more, his little body shakes and shakes and then he vomits phlegm. This usually lasts 12-24 hours, then once it passes, he is ready to eat. He won't eat or take his pills when he gets like this. I hold him and try to keep him calm.
I have to monitor how much water he drinks, because if he drinks too much it triggers his Megaesophagus condition and he will throw it up.
Evo likes to be outside when the weather is warm. We go on walks, which he loves. Unfortunately we haven't had warm weather in PA for a while.
Evo is a cuddler. He cuddles with me everyday. I am fortunate to be able to work from home a few days a week, and he lays in his doggie carry bag on my lap. He likes to snuggle in it.
This little boy is a trooper. He loves people and they love him. He needs to gain some weight. I feed him a few times a day & whenever he is hungry.
Since he has stomach issues and doesn't eat sometimes for a whole day, I make sure to feed him a few times a day and whenever he's hungry to help put weight on him.
I have a great vet, who has helped with Evo's care and I do whatever it takes to make this little boy happy and healthy as possible. Thank you for your support.
Update 12/1/17: Evo is doing good. He has an episode about once a week where he doesn't eat and then his little body starts shaking and he throws up. It's just phlegm that comes up since he doesn't have anything in his stomach. It lasts for 24 hours then he feels better, He will sit in the kitchen to let me know he is hungry and to please feed him. Which I accommodate him right away!! Evo is on heart medication and lasix to keep fluid out of his lungs due to his congestive heart failure.
Evo just turned 13 last Sunday 11/26/17. I can't believe it. I am so blessed to still have him. Considering his health conditions having him to be 13 is amazing!! I am so blessed!!
Thank you to everyone who has donated to help towards Evo's care. He is a special little boy who I am so glad to have in my life!!
Update 2/15/17: Evo has been doing well for the most part, but for the past two months, once a week, he goes through these spells.
His little body shakes uncontrollably and he throws up flem. He doesn't eat & won't take his pills. Foster Mom discussed this with her vet, and he indicates it's due to the medications Evo is on. The medication upsets his stomach. He gave a pill to give to Evo when this happens which calms his stomach. His foster Mom feels so helpless when he goes through these spells. He wants foster Mom to hold him, which she does and keeps him as calm as possible. It lasts sometimes a few hours or up to 24 hours. Foster Mom always stays home with him and works from home when he gets like this.
He is a trooper though. Always bounces back. He is such a strong little boy.
Foster Mom keeps baby food on hand, and gives him that when he doesn't want to eat his regular food. She also makes him chicken & turkey burger with rice chopped up finely.
When he isn't going through these spells, he is such a happy little boy. His foster Mom says she is so blessed to have him with me as long as she has.
He is 12 & still plays with his toys. He regurgitates almost every night but isn't that much. Thank you for reading Evo's bio and for your support.
Update 11/2/16 Evo's foster Mom has this Update: Evo has been doing pretty well these past months. Praise the Lord!! He drinks a lot of water due to him being on Laxitives. I have to monitor his drinking because he just drinks and drinks and that in turn affects his Mega-E condition. He regurgitates the water. This does happen almost every day. He just got a hair cut this past Friday 10/28/16 He looks so good. Although he doesn't hold still for the groomer. I stay with him while he gets groomed. I stand right at the table. There's days where he only eats breakfast and doesn't want supper. I always have nutra-cal on hand to give him so he gets nutrients in him.
Evo will be 12 years old on November 24th! I can't believe it. This is not the norm for a dog with Mega-E. I contribute his long life to lots of love and for my vet giving me the understanding of his condition and how to treat him. My vet for always being there and knowing what to do for Evo. I can't imagine my life without him! Nor do I want to! Thank you to all the donors who help towards Evo's care, you have made such a difference and are a tribute to having Evo be able to celebrate his 12th birthday!!
Update 04/28/16: For the most part Evo has been doing okay. He has good days and bad days. Unfortunately the bad days come about once every two weeks. On bad days, he doesn't eat for me and won't take his pills. His little body shakes and shakes. He regurgitates flem...a lot of it.
I feel so bad for him. He wants me to hold him. I most certainly do and I even work from home when he has a bad day. I have a doggie bag, he loves to be carried in and I put him in that and he sits on my lap all day while I work from home. I try several times throughout the day to try and get him to eat, but I know it has to run its course and by the next day he is usually feeling better. But to see him go through this every two weeks is heart breaking. His little body shaking and his breathing is raspy. But I give him lots of love and keep him as comfortable as possible. It usually lasts for a 24 hour period. I have a pill to give him for his stomach and he will usually take it the next day after he feels better. This helps to calm his stomach. He is on lasix which makes him drink a lot of water. In turn this is not good for his mega-E condition. So I have to monitor his water intake.
I try to take Evo for walks as much as possible. I do believe this helps him and he likes to go for walks. He also has congenital heart failure. But taking him on walks, I believe, helps his heart to be a little stronger.
He is such a special little boy and to be 10 years old with this condition is rare but I am doing everything possible to keep him as healthy as possible with lots of love, eating healthy and exercise.
Your donations make that possible.
Evo's Foster Forever Mom
To date we've spent $5412.89 on Evo FO's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $4210.00 in donations.
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The handsome Jasper is a 9-year-old, 7 pound Yorkie boy residing in TX.
THANK YOU TO JASPER'S RESCUE ANGELS!
Bonnie Vaupel, Patricia Hicks, Lynnett Price, Olga Stecker, Sonja James, Meighan Hornady, Ronda Lancaster, Tuyet Flink, Angie Cagle, Sandra Wendt, Stephanie Morgan, Lynne Turner, Meagan Celmer, Karry Rogers, Paul Sherman, Leslie Corbell, Deanne Coleman, Wendy Fuhrmaneck, Erin Poole, Jane St. John, Josh Lytton, Amy Chernault, Jan Freeman, Denise Stone, Jan Freeman, Carol Kathrein, Cynthia Williams, Tonya Lillig, Cynthia McNeil, Phyllis Lewis, Barbara Carvalho, Hilda Bacardi, Lynne Turner, Maria Stevens, Wendy Fuhrmaneck, Jane St. John, Judy Smith, Helen Miller, Chardelle Blasberg, Chardelle Blasberg, Domenica Molinari, Angie Little, Theresa Coyer, Tena Payne, Gretchen Stevens, Garrett Hamilton, Julia Collick, Lori Palmer, Susan Tackett, Jodi Pistler, Marianne Alicea, Michelle Lingle, Hilda Bacardi, Nestor Sanchez, Betsy Loureiro, Johnell Costa, Angie Little, Olga Stecker, Teresa Beament, Sandra Wendt, Kathy Pekarsky, Susan Klingbeil, Theresa Beament, John Sauser, Wendy Henry, Teresa Beament, Jane St. John, Wendy Fuhrmaneck, Teresa Beament, Sandy Pagnotta, Eric Kittell, Jane St. John, Louann Larson, Holly Keller, Angie Cagle, Wendy Fuhrmaneck, Sandra Wendt, Teresa Beament, Janet Davidson, Cindy Mitchell-Clark, Paul Clark, Karry Rogers, Donna Williams, Cheryl Scrupski, Debra Weaver, Cynthia Duranti, Cheryl Scrupski, Cynthia McNeil, Irene and Peter Havas, Sandra Wendt, Wendy Klinke, Lauren Zimmerman, Judi Laverty, Teresa Beament
Update 11-18-18: Jasper is in trouble and desperately needs your help. Early this morning I was awakened with the sounds of a dog getting sick and a horrible cry of pain and agony. Jasper, who lays next me, was in a contorted stiff position with eyes glazed and retching or seizing then stopped breathing. I rushed to my husband in the living room placed him on the chair and started rescue breathing and compression's, then took my finger a couple of times to swipe his mouth and throat to see if he had aspirated but nothing. I ran to the back door since the cold front was blowing in and stood in the cold whispering to him as I tried soft compression's and his chest moved. We gathered him up and rushed to the ER as he wretched and defecated while he didn't move his head nor his eyes.
As of now, Jasper is in the oxygen chamber. Jasper's blood work is a mess. He was severely dehydrated and his pancreatic values are OFF THE CHARTS as well. His liver is also suffering. His poor little heart is trying to fight and we are already at the tune of $3000. He will need additional support as well after this specialty care. Please help us save this little love bug. Help us give Jasper his Christmas Miracle with the start of thankful Thanksgiving. I will keep all of you updated and God Bless you ALL!!
UPDATE BIO. 9/21/2018 Oh what an angel he is!! Jasper came to United Yorkie Rescue as a 3yr, 5lb very very sick baby and is now a Forever Ours. For those who don't know his story, Jasper was brought into rescue at death's door after being abandoned in a backyard. Poor baby initially suffered two seizure because his little body was so malnourished.
A few months after stability, he suffered cardiac arrest after an initial modified attempt to cure his horrific heart worms. He was brought back to life in my home, rushed to the ER for immediate care and suffered heart and lung damage due to throwing an embolism and the immense sloughing of heart worms that this little baby had within him. His second ultrasound showed that he could never continue the treatment due to the position on the worms in his pulmonary artery. Jasper continues to receive his monthly Heartguard preventative, and on day 3 or 4 it takes a toll on his body.
We will soon revisit the vet to check to see if Jasper is heart worm free. There have been cases noted where after years of doxy and Heartguard, dogs have become heart worm free! Although damage is already done, I pray one day this this sweet baby will be rid of them. Please continue to support UYR (www.uyr.us) with their Forever Ours babies, they will never be placed for adoption, but all of these babies will need medical care the rest of their lives. Jasper and I thank you and bless you for all for just loving them.
4/13/18 Update: We are slowly approaching 2 years since our sweet 4yr old, 5.8 lb Forever Ours Jasper came into our rescue in August of 2016. For those who have read his story, it is one of the utmost severe neglect and abuse. Jasper has come far from seizures, dehydration, emaciated, hairless and waxy eared, full of sores, the worst heart worm disease ever seen by vets, and even to die and come back from death... just look at how beautiful this sweet angel looks today. Jasper has truly blessed our household in so many ways, He seems to have such a gentle sweet and a unique way to connect to the rescues that come into my home. When Jasper knows that Hank may not be having a good day, he will go up to that sweet baby and lay by him and give him the sweetest kisses. Jasper also realizes his lungs and heart and not the best, so he mouth plays with Abby my Maltese. His favorite type of play is to be "foreman" on the job of play and stand there and bark at whoever is doing the playing LOL. He is also very intelligent and will bark at you to follow him and put him to bed in my room when he's ready for his nap and bedtime. Snuggling with momma or just on a soft blanket is his favorite activity of the day. Some of my cutest pictures are of this love bug as he just snuggles into the covers...so so cute! Jasper also just loves everyone and will ask for you to pick him up. Who could resist this face ❤
With all the sweetness and how Jasper looks to date, we need to always remember his sickness is on the inside, which we will always be monitoring and keeping in check the rest of this young babies life. Jasper also has extremely bad patellas and we started addressing those just recently. He will have a recheck next Monday to evaluate the healing of his first surgery as he still pampers that leg.
Please remember our Forever Ours babies. They are a part of all of our lives and a part of our family, but their care will always continue through the rescue till God has called them home. Donations are why we able to save all of these angels and because of all of you...you make this possible. Jasper sends his love for all you have done for him and I as well. Bless you all!!
To date we've spent $11646.35 on Jasper FO's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $8758.55 in donations.
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Meet Jersey, a sweet 9 year old, 8 pound little girl being fostered in Leander, TX. She became a Forever Ours foster in October, 2019.
THANK YOU TO JERSEY'S RESCUE ANGELS!
Jonisha McKiddey, Todd Rountree, Todd Rountree, Behnaz Memarzadeh, Todd Rountree, Ellen Chokreff, Hope J Hope, Angie Cagle, Sandy Pagnotta, Adrienne Cosato, Alexa Socha, Alexa Socha
10/27/19: Hello everybody! I wanted to give a quick update on how I am doing with my forever family. What started as a foster has developed into my being able to stay here for the rest of my life. And I couldn't be more excited. Although my health is not great and I do still deal with occasional falls, I absolutely LOVE my mom and dad. They take great care of me getting me in and out of the yard when I need to go. Since there is a few steps to get down to the yard, I need a "lift" going up and down. I get to sleep in bed with mom and dad and my new brother Pepe. He can be a little feisty at times, but we have learned to give each other our space so there are no issues. I have plenty of beds to lay in, as mom and dad keep several around for the other fosters that come and go. I am always willing to help train the new pups in the routine around here. I am housetrained and I expect the same from my foster siblings. I tend to set the schedule, but all others usually follow when I need to go out. I still love my feeding times and am not shy about letting you know when it is time to eat. Mom and dad have been giving me great food, but in moderation as I needed to lose a few. I think I am down a couple pounds and beginning to reach my ideal weight. This can only help my physical condition and maybe not fall as much. I will go see the dogtor tomorrow and maybe get scheduled for a much needed dental. I'm sure they will take some blood to see how my current meds are doing and to be sure I am healthy enough for the dental. I can't wait to give my dad some kisses with fresh breath. Although I do love mom, I have a special bond with dad and he's the only one I give kisses to. Maybe it's because he sometimes takes me to work with him. I have my own bed in his office and all the folks at his work come by to visit and give me a rub. Now if only I could get him to take me on the trips he frequently takes........
Until next time,
6/28/19 Today Jersey became a Forever Ours pup who will live out her life with her loving foster parents in Leander, TX.
To date we've spent $4315.44 on Jersey FO's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $702.85 in donations.
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Sweet Loki entered UYR's Forever Ours Program as the newest VIP (Very Important Pup) resident. Loki is 9.4 pounds, 12 years young and is living the life with his foster parents in Zephyrhills, FL.
THANK YOU TO LOKI'S RESCUE ANGELS!
Craig Seal, Wendy Fuhrmaneck, Sandy Pagnotta, April Delaney, Diane Strong, Alexa Socha, Wendy Fuhrmaneck
UPDATE 05/02/2019: Sweet Loki entered UYR's Forever Ours Program today as the newest VIP (Very Important Pup) resident. Loki spent several days at the vet receiving supportive care and around-the-clock IV fluids. He began eating and looking like he felt better and was moving around pretty good, but sadly his kidney values did not drop and remained the same. UYR is committed to giving Loki the best possible care so that he will remain pain-free and comfortable. His new routine will involve sub-q fluids every other day, continued antibiotics for his UTI, and he will remain on an RX kidney food and nutritional supplements. Loki will also receive all the love and TLC he needs and deserves.
As a Forever Ours foster dog, he will remain in his loving foster home for the rest of his life, however long that may be. Loki's medical expenses will be covered by UYR. If you would like to help UYR continue to care for Loki and our other "Forever Ours" dogs, please know that any monetary donation would be greatly appreciated and helpful.
To date we've spent $1059.44 on Loki FO's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $365.00 in donations.
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Maggie May FO
THANK YOU TO MAGGIE MAY'S RESCUE ANGELS!
Denise Fantetti, Darlene Schultz, Sandra Wendt, Raygan Stone, Wendy Fuhrmaneck, Stephanie Groves, Stephanie Groves, Gail Sherman, Melissa Chiera, Karry Rogers, Angie Cagle, Sandra Wendt, Rebecca Root, Noreen Deckard
5/20/19 Sweet Maggie May, came into foster care with UYR in December 2017, at age 5. It was obvious that she had several alarming issues. Extensive testing was done on Maggie May through a Neurologist, including an MRI and spinal tap. It was determined that Maggie May has left forebrain lesions and was diagnosed with Meningoencephalitis (MUO). She was immediately prescribed "prednisone" on a daily basis to help her. Although she still walks in circles all the time, she functions much better. She was also tested for regurgitation issues and given an abdominal ultrasound. She was put on soft, canned, prescription dog food. Keeping food down has improved as long as she does not overeat. Her weight has increased from 3.5 lbs to 5.0 lbs.
Maggie May also had medial patellar luxation and possible cranial cruciate ligament tear. She has hind right limb lameness and decreased right thigh muscle circumference.
Maggie May is no longer shy and timid. It took almost a year for her to develop her personality and to trust. She has become a very loving little girl. We get kisses and she likes to snuggle with us anytime we sit down. Of course, she also has to sleep with us. She loves to be in the sunlight and breeze. At dinnertime, she will even show us how she can run in circles. She does like to eat.
In March, 2019, Maggie May became a Forever Ours girl. The cost of Maggie May's testing exceeded $3,600. We would be so grateful if you could help UYR continue to help Maggie May and those like her in our Forever Ours program, by donating. We together can continue our mission of saving lives.
We don't know what her future holds, but we will be here for her and keep her safe and love her as long as she lives.
Maggie May's Foster Mom
To date we've spent $3859.80 on Maggie May FO's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $2200.92 in donations.
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Mandy a is Forever Ours 15 year old Yorkie girl, weighing 4.4 pounds and being fostered in Kentucky
THANK YOU TO MANDY'S RESCUE ANGELS!
Paul Sherman, Irene and Peter Havas in memory of darling Happy, Patty Kirchner, Lisa-Marie Karr, Alexa Socha
Mandy is blind in one eye, and has partial vision in the other. She is currently on an eye ointment to help with her remaining vision. Mandy had 10 teeth and 3 mammary gland tumors removed back in May. She did not do well under anesthesia, and the vet is not recommending surgery on her luxating patellas. Mandy has compensated for her patella issues and is actually quite the speed demon. She is the first one in the kitchen to be feed in the morning. Mandy sleeps quite a bit during the day, but she enjoys cuddles and snuggles. She will let you know when she wants down from the lap. Mandy is an elderly but feisty senior. She lets her foster siblings know when they are too close to her and knows how to defend her food bowl-one of the foster siblings likes to eat everyone else's food. Mandy is an independent senior with a loving disposition. Due to her condition it has been decided to keep her with the rescue to live out her life. Any donations are appreciate to assist with her care.
To date we've spent $1270.93 on Mandy's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $367.58 in donations.
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Maxwell is a 12 year old, 5 pound Yorkie boy residing in Canyon Country, CA. He recently became a Forever Ours dog who will live out the remainder of this life with his loving foster mom.
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, Brigitte Saylor, Brigitte Saylor, Mahmoud Loghman-Adham
2/25/19: Maxwell has been in his Foster home for almost three years. He had a dental last November and lost a number of teeth. He is a happy little boy who's tail wags constantly when he sees his Foster Mom. Maxwell was declared a Forever Ours some time ago since he tried to bite every possible adopter until we finally gave in and decided that he is home.
He went on several road trips in November/December and got severely car sick on the last trip to San Francisco. All labs checked out beautifully but it took him a couple of weeks to recover and he had us worried sick.
Max is 12 years old, loves to go on walks and play with his toys.
5-29-18 Maxwell became a Forever Ours today and will remain with his loving foster mom to the end of his days.
To date we've spent $4678.41 on Maxwell's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $4865.20 in donations.
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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, Holly Keller, Holly Keller, Barbara Burgess, Holly Keller, Holly Keller, Alexa Socha, Holly Keller
Forever Ours Initial Bio
I just celebrated my 12th birthday! My foster family made me feel so special ..... and it was a special time too because I am now. UYR Forever Ours Boy. Given my incontinence, my age and my finally coming to feel safe and loved in my foster home the leaders along with my foster Mom decided that is the best outcome for me. I an older guy but you wouldn't know it because I have energy and love to play! I love toys and especially playing tug of war and fetch with them. I love leash walks and car rides too. I even love bath time! But my favorite thing to do is snuggle with my person and have them rub my belly because that makes me feel very loved and content. But today I found out I will get to spend the rest of my life with my Foster Family.
To date we've spent $2537.73 on Miloh FO's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $1155.07 in donations.
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Rhett Muttler FO
Meet Rhett Muttler an adorable 12-year-old (estimated), 8 pound Yorkie gentleman who will live out his life in his foster home in Boydton, VA.
THANK YOU TO RHETT MUTTLER'S RESCUE ANGELS!
Sandy Pagnotta, Trula Montgomery, Trula Montgomery, Wendy Fuhrmaneck, Lauren Zimmerman, Alexa Socha, Irene and Peter Havas in memory of darling Happy
THANK YOU TO RHETT'S FACEBOOK DONORS!
Chris Ahern, Malinda Mahan, Susan F Tackett, Ric O'Neill, Lilly Rodriguez
Forever Ours Update 5/17/19
Hi UYR fans, it's me Rhett! I just stopped in to say THANK YOU for supporting me and all of UYR's "Forever Ours" unadoptable and terminally ill Yorkies. Through your support, you give dogs like us great quality of life and loving forever foster homes to live out our days in comfort and happiness.
I have congestive heart failure and pulmonary hypertension. It used to make me feel yucky but with 3 special medications I get every day I am doing really well! Foster Momma says with my meds my conditions don't slow me down at all! I love to play with my furry BFFs Miley and Scooter and I'm a bit of a Romeo too because I'm very affectionate and I just love the girls! When we play fetch, I steal the ball and run away with it! I love the outdoors and playing with toys. I have put on some weight (I needed to) and I feel healthy and happy. I sleep with my foster Mom every night and she calls me her little love bug. Life is good thanks to you and the love and support you send my way! To support me and any "Forever Ours" Yorkies please click the PayPal link below and Thank You!
To date we've spent $1005.05 on Rhett Muttler FO's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $180.00 in donations.
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Sweet Rocco is an 8 year old, 9.5 pound Yorkie male who lives with his Forever Ours foster mom in Florida.
THANK YOU TO ROCCO'S RESCUE ANGELS!
Sandra Wendt, Susan Smith Wheeler, Connie Vaughn, Catherine Parker, Jane St. John, Wendy Tillotson, Stephanie Slack, Connie Peters, Sari Mandresh, Wendy Fuhrmaneck, Jane St. John, Lory Foster, Stacy and Henry Powell, Jessica Ranger, Anita Konick, Jane St. John, Wendy Fuhrmaneck, David Rothrock, Sandra Wendt, Brenda Bargers, Karry Rogers, Tim and Dawn Hawkins, Jill Yablon, Amanda McKay, Jo-Ellen Gasior, Sheila Cohen, Olga Stecker, Irene and Peter Havas in memory of Buddy and Forever Ours Vanessa, Erin Horton, Anita Konick, Connie, Amy Chernault, Elizabeth Giannone, Angela Heath, Candace Haupt, Kimber Santorella, Robert Tiedeken, Irene and Peter Havas in Memory of Buddy and Vanessa, Angie Cagle, Mary Mulkey, Angela Heath, Anita Konick, Irene and Peter Havas in memory of Buddy, Vanessa and Pepe, Irene and Peter Havas in memory of darling Happy, Alexa Socha
Bio Update 02/09/2017 - It won't be long until it will be a year since Rocco was surrendered to UYR and what a year that has been for Rocco. He was so sick when he came home with foster mom and the next day we found that he not only had a bladder full of stones, but Rocco had a Liver Shunt. Rocco had surgery at the University of Tennessee in April 2016 and they were able to remove the bladder stones but his Liver Shunt was inoperable and his liver is only about 1/3 the size it should be. Due to this, Rocco will always be on a special prescription diet and medication. Right now we are doing 5 small meals a day and some days Rocco eats good. Other days it is an effort to get him to eat anything and occasionally he will go for a couple of days without wanting to eat. Rocco continues to get his medications with each of his small meals and also gets 2 additional medications to help support his liver to be as good as it can be and also probiotics to assist his digestive system. He has good days where he plays like any healthy puppy and does well keeping up with his foster brothers. Other days, all Rocco wants to do is sleep or be next to foster mom all day. Even with the rollercoaster ups and downs with good and bad days, Rocco is always so loving and sweet and shows foster mom how much he appreciates everything that is done for him.
Update 9/14/16: With Rocco's health issues and sensitivity to change, it was determined he become a Forever Ours Foster Dog and remain with his foster mom who had cared for him since he came into rescue.
Update Bio: 09/09/16. Rocco still is having a roller coaster life. Just when most things level out for him, another bomb drops. He has been doing great on the Hill's L/D diet and medications, so his labs are staying stable. We decided he was stable enough to get his vaccinations up to date. Since he has known vaccination reactions, it was decided to give them in 3 different intervals and to premedicated with Benadryl. He didn't have a reaction but was very sluggish for several days afterwards. Just about the time he started feeling better I also got a new supply of his Hills prescription diet. Well, they have changed the formula and Rocco says "NO WAY"!! He does not like it at all!! Foster mom has spent hours on the phone with Hill's and there is probably nothing we can do except start making home cooked special food for Rocco. In the meantime, foster mom has bought every can of the "old" Hill's L/D within a 20 mile radius of our home and Rocco is once again eating and feeling better. We will start a slow transition to home cooked special food. In the meantime, if you are interested in adopting Rocco, please follow the link below and complete the application. But, please be patient as make this transition to a home cooked diet.
To date we've spent $5578.18 on Rocco FO's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $2141.60 in donations.
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Scruffy is a 9 year old male poodle who came with his "Yorkie brother", Poppy. Scruffy became a Forever Ours pup because of his anxiety and biting behavior. He is living his life out with foster mom and dad and foster siblings in Urbandale, IA
THANK YOU TO SCRUFFY'S RESCUE ANGELS!
Jennifer and Joel Tobiansky, Sandra Wendt, Sandra Wendt
Update Bio. 06/02/17. Scruffy is as spoiled as ever. He growls as much, as always, I forget to tell people who don't know him that he's harmless. The family doesn't notice it anymore. I taught Scruffy not to bite, and he's taught us to follow his schedule.
Our "Forever Ours" boy Scruffy, isn't so Scruffy anymore. His foster Mom is "brushing up" on poodle cuts! Scruffy is spoiled sweet. He still growls when you touch him, but hasn't bitten for a very long time. The other dogs have learned to ignore the growls now. His Forever foster Mom got him a new name tag calling him "King Scuffy" that fits his attitude well. His Forever Ours foster family enjoys him very much and he seems much more relaxed since becoming a permanent part of a family. Stayed tuned for more updates.
On 8/20/16 we chose to make Scruffy a Forever Ours dog to remain with his foster mom and dad for the remainder of his life. Scruffy came to us with his Yorkie "brother" Poppy in March 2016. While it wasn't reported at the time, we have since learned that Scruffy shows some aggressive behavior that resulted in biting his foster dad and another visitor to the home. Because Scruffy appears to be a "grumpy" fellow and although he will growl to warn he isn't happy, we are not comfortable adopting him out to a forever family. His foster mom knows how to handle his behavior so he will live out his remaining years in her home.
To date we've spent $1297.00 on Scruffy's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $800.00 in donations.
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Snuffy became a Forever Ours pup on March 9, 2016. He is 5 years old and living with his foster mom in Oak Creek, WI.
THANK YOU TO SNUFFY'S RESCUE ANGELS!
Holly Huckabone, Irene and Peter Havas, Holly Stavis, Alexa Socha,, Alexa Socha
Snuffy and his foster mate, Peanut, have been made a Forever Ours Foster Yorkies due to their issues. We have the following update regarding Snuffy and foster buddy, Peanut. UYR is PROUD to provide a safe and comfortable home for Snuffy and Peanut with a foster Mom who loves them and understands their needs. Please consider donating to offset our prior vet expenses on both!
Both Peanut and Snuffy are stable as we speak. They each continue with their issues i.e. Peanut licking but maybe not as much and Snuffy with eating problems which he will have for the rest of his life. I will say that Snuffy is much better with me and hasn't bitten me since the last update (knock on wood that little guy has razor teeth). Snuffy has gained weight! No more bony rib cage so his eating regiment of medication prior to eating to relax his throat and the blending and liquefying his food seems to be working.
THANK YOU TO SNUFFY'S RESCUE ANGELS!
Holly Huckabone, Irene and Peter Havas, Holly Stavis, Sheila Coleman, Phyllis Lewis, Wendy Fuhrmaneck, Angie Cagle
Update 6/5/17: Snuffy continues to have eating and swallowing problems and he also has eye/vision issues. He will lunge, bark and growl at people and other animals when he is out for a walk or if someone comes to the door. He has gotten a bit better with visitors and most often will allow them to come into our home after his initial attack (he will actually attack and then settle down). We continue to try and redirect his attention when he acts up. Sadly we have had minimal success. He has become very trusting of his foster mom in his care although he will still sometimes nip her. He gets daily eye medication in each eye to get rid of the crust and film that develops. He willingly takes his swallowing medication (I call his name and tell him it's yum yum time!). He knows that once he receives his medication, a short time later he will eat. Snuffy also enjoys his walks although he is known to lay down in the grass when he wants to stop walking. Snuffy will be going in for his annual exam this month.
Update 6/21/16 Snuffy is a senior boy who was surrendered to UYR by the family of his elderly owner. Snuffy had not been vetted in a long time and he was in a very emaciated condition. Snuffy was having difficulty eating and keeping his food down. We immediately scheduled a vet appointment and learned Snuffy has a condition called Mega Esophagus just like another Forever Ours Foster, Evo. Snuffy is being treated for his condition with a medication called Metoclopramide HCL which is a liquid administered 30 minutes prior to mealtime. This medication helps relax the muscles in his esophagus so he can actually get the food he eats down into his stomach. Foster mom also blends and waters down his food so it is of a slurry consistency and can be easily lapped up. He has been doing very well with this regimen and has actually gained weight since first coming into rescue. His Mega E condition is inoperable so medical management is all that we can do for him.
In addition, Snuffy is a biter. Thankfully his foster mom is able to handle him, but he does need to be muzzled when he sees the vet. He's a cute little guy with a sassy attitude but foster mom loves him dearly.
Update 3/9/16: Snuffy continues to suffer with his MegaE condition which causes him to vomit up his meals unless he is held upright for 30 minutes. Like our other MegaE Forever Ours pup, Evo, his condition is not really treatable or operable. He will life out his life with his loving and caring foster mom.
To date we've spent $3074.05 on Snuffy's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $203.50 in donations.
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Beautiful Gizmo Needs Your Help
TN Gizmo is a beautiful Yorkie boy who just became a Forever Ours. He is being fostered in Tennessee.
THANK YOU TO TN GIZMO'S RESCUE ANGELS!
Sandy Pagnotta, Sheryl Martin, Cindy Mitchell-Clark, Leslie Corbell, Sherrie Stoner, Jan Freeman, Julie Wiegert, Teresa Beament, Trula Montgomery, Jane Weese, Jean deVegter, Holly Keller, Trula Montgomery, Wendy Fuhrmaneck, Erin Bennett, Linda Neilson
From Gizmo's foster Mom:
My "Forever Ours " Foster Gizmo who has Lymphoma cancer had a dental today because his teeth were so bad. He has lived past his expiration date the specialist have given him. April will be a year we have had him and his prognosis was only 3 to 6 months . His back legs were paralyzed when he came into rescue but now he has found a way to use them not perfectly but he runs and plays. Gizmo loves to play ball. He loves his foster brother Cooper Joe and loves his forever foster mom . Gizmo was surrendered to my vet due to his back legs being paralyzed, and his owner was going to put him down. My vet reached out to United Yorkie Rescue , who then paid for his MRI to discover he had cancer. The only treatment Gizmo is receiving is prednisone for inflammation and a dose of love❤️❤️. I didn't want him to go through Chemo. Gizmo is happy and loved and he did so well during his dental today that he didn't need any antibiotics 💕. This little boy has my heart. Please help us continue to provide quality care for Gizmo and our other Forever Ours hospice Yorkies by sharing his story and considering a donation.
To donate please use one of the following methods!
*Visit www.unitedyorkierescue.org and click donate
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*Click "donate" at the top of this page
*Mail a check to:
Thank you UYR family!!!
1. Click the Donate button pinned to the top of our Facebook page.
2. By visiting our home page www.unitedyorkierescue.org and clicking the PayPal button right underneath the November update post
3. By direct PayPal to email address
4. By mailing a check to:
United Yorkie Rescue
P.O. Box 23
Wales WI 53183
Thank you UYR family!!!
Update 6/29/18 Gizmo will not let cancer defeat him without a fight! He is loving life in his foster home. His bestie is his foster brother, Cooper Joe. They play and hang out side by side all day long. Gizmo also loves spending time with Foster Mom. He is very generous with kisses and absolutely loves cuddling. He has grown accustomed to being unable to use his back legs, due to the tumor on his spine. Gizmo has figured out a way to speed across the floor propping himself up using the top of his back feet, balancing. Foster mom is amazed! We are also working with him to use his wheelchair , but Gizmo doesn't like it very much. He is so independent. The wheelchair is there if and when he decides he needs it. The kind of cancer Gizmo has is terminal and he will become weak and loose control over his body. The only medication he is on at this time is a steroid, he also has a medication he can take for pain management if needed. The MRI that United Yorkie Rescue had done for Gizmo was around 2,000. It helped us discover what was going on with this sweetie who couldn't use his back legs. If you would like to make a donation to his past and future care please click on the PayPal link below. It is because of United Yorkie Rescue that this boy is living out the rest of his life in happiness and being well cared for. Thank you so very much.
Initial FO Bio 4/25/18 This is Gizmo, a 7 year old, beautiful Yorkie boy. Gizmo was just fine until a few weeks ago. He began dragging his hind legs and was taken to his Vet where X-Rays revealed he had a hip fracture. His owners couldn't afford his care and instructed the Vet to euthanize him. We a relationship with this Vet who saw no good reason to euthanize a beautiful otherwise healthy dog so we were contacted to help and of course we did. His X-Rays were sent to a specialist.....then things starred to go south. The speciallist said the hip fracture was old and would not cause Gizmo to drag his legs and recommended a neurologist consult which Gizmo had yesterday. An expensive MRI later we now know Gizmo has a malignant, aggressive tumor of the spine. Surgery will not help as the tumor will just come back. We can give steroids and pain meds but Gizmo will eventually become paralyzed and will lose his battle...... but not without a fight. You see, this boy is still happy and the most loving pup you will ever meet. He is not ready to give up his fight and not ready to cross the Rainbow Bridge. Right now we have a $2500 Vet bill to pay and could sure use your help. Gizmo has been made a Forever Ours Yorkie and with your help we can help make Gizmo's walk toward the Rainbow Bridge be a slow, pain-free and dignified one filled with love from his foster family. Please share and help if you are able by clicking the PayPal button below. Thank You.
To date we've spent $3301.13 on TN Gizmo's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $1000.00 in donations.