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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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Bayleigh is a 12 year old, 4.5 pound Yorkie girl living out her days in her foster home in Antioch, TN.
THANK YOU TO BAYLEIGH'S RESCUE ANGELS!
Sylvia Stapleton, Terri Shell, Mary Lynn Hegdahl, Karry Rogers, Wendy Fuhrmaneck, Cindy Chao, Yolanda Ramos
Forever Ours Bio Update 12/18/18
Tiny Bayleigh continues to do well as a Forever Ours Yorkie. She was diagnosed with kidney failure soon after we received her and went to Forever Ours status very quickly. Bayleigh is managed with medication, prescription diet and sometimes she needs to become an inpatient to receive IV fluids to flush the toxins out of her tiny body that her kidneys are no longer able to do effectively. Bayleigh has responded well so far and we are thrilled for this. She loves her foster mom and foster brothers and loves to ride in her stroller through the neighborhood. We think Bayleigh’s life is worth preserving even though she has a terminal condition. If you think so too, we could sure use a hand with her ongoing medical bills. To help Bayleigh, please click the PayPal button below and THANK YOU!
Forever Ours Bio Update 10/15/18
Sweet tiny Bayleigh was turned in to the shelter at the tender age of 12 years old, just at the time in her life when Bayleigh needs most to know she is safe, secure and loved. Bayleigh was behind on all of her Vet care so we had her thoroughly examined including blood work. Bayleigh's labs were "off" in several areas and further testing revealed she was in kidney failure and made a Forever Ours Yorkie. We will do all we can to help Bayleigh live out her remaining days in comfort and dignity. We have spent almost $1000 on her care so far. Bayleigh regularly needs to travel to the Vet to have fluids administered and supportive care. We want Bayleigh’s remaining time to be the best it can be and with your help and support we can.
Bayleigh has actually had a lot of good days as of late. She has a set of new wheels in the form of a brand new doggie stroller that she LOVES. When her foster Mom takes her out for a stroll she wants to be constantly on the move and will bark her opposition if foster Mom stops to chat with a neighbor until her new wheels are moving forward again! She loves playing with her toys. Her favorite is a stuffed poodle. She loves to torment her fur-brother Scrappy by “daring” him to take her poodle. She will allow him to get it occasionally then run him down in tiny attack mode to steal it back from them. She still has lots of energy given her diagnosis and a good appetite which are all really great signs she is receiving the care she needs and responding well to treatment. We think Bayleigh’s life is worth preserving even though she has a terminal condition. If you think so too, we could sure use a hand with her ongoing medical bills. To help Bayleigh, please click the PayPal button below and THANK YOU!
Initial Forever Ours Bio 8/28/18
Sweet tiny Bayleigh was turned in to the shelter at the tender age of 12 years old through no fault of her own. The shelter surrender form stated she is good with other dogs, house-trained, sweet and loving. Her Owner decided they could no longer care for her so a quick trip to the shelter and “problem solved!” If you detect a note of sarcasm, sadness and anger then you are right! Just at the time in life when Bayleigh deserves to feel secure, loved and be whiling away the hours in her adoring humans lap she gets the exact opposite......and sadly she is not alone as so many senior dogs find themselves in this exact predicament every day. Bayleigh is a beautiful girl and at her tiny size she was surely considered a PRIZE Yorkie in her youth. We think she is even MORE SO as a senior. Bayleigh was behind on all of her Vet so we had her thoroughly examined including blood work. Bayliegh's labs were "off" in several areas but the Vet felt that it was possible that she was just suffering from infection and dehydration and that the labs would return to normal with proper care. Sadly, that did not happen for Bayleigh and she is now in kidney failure. We will do all we can to help Bayleigh live out her remaining days in comfort and dignity but she is already requiring supportive care in the form of fluids and decreased appetite. We are trying our best to turn this around so that Bayleigh can have more "good days" than bad ones and to do this Bayleigh needs all of our help. If you would like to help with Bayleigh’s medical care please click the PayPal button below and THANK YOU!
To date we've spent $1228.79 on Bayleigh's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $1174.06 in donations.
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Bubba is approximately 8 years old, weighs 7.8 pounds. Bubba is a Forever Ours dog, peacefully living out his life in Dunedin, FL .
THANK YOU TO BUBBA'S RESCUE ANGELS!
Wendy Erichsen, Amara Waterman, Heather Ozuna, Jane St. John, Cheryl Scrupski, Cindy Hsueh, Sandy Pagnotta, Craig Seal, Kelsey Leslie, Holly Kline, Wendy Fuhrmaneck, Michele Lofgren, Traci Vanover, Amy Chernault, Kathleen Fisher, Joanne Vogel, Carol Gostomski, Leslie Diaz,Katalin Nagy-Takio, Missy Wilcher, DeAnn Deutsch, Malena Cueva, Rita Harris, Gale Young, Shelly Ford, Phanphatsorn Disaphanurat, Shawndel Underwood, Betty Carter, Thomas Tighue, Barbara Carvalho, Anne Faasse, Eliana Tardio, Irene and Peter Havas, Sheila Landis, Sonia Laboy, K Dionne, Mary Maher-Shaw, Julie and James Hufford, Deb Scott, Sylvia Ramirez, Arielle Rejewski, Ilene Rand, SallyAnn Frazier, Dadra Dukes, Amy Ashford, Jodi Pistler, Carol Nelson, Pat Swearingen, Lynne Turner, Deanna Weeks, Jan Freeman, Daniel Scafe, Christie Rider, Lisa Warner, Christine Flaherty, Tommy Piner, Marianne Alicea, Wendy Fuhrmaneck, Mary Cronin, Connie Peters, Nancy Farley, Leslie Corbell, Connie Pfeiffer, Sandy Angulo, Amy Chernault, Carin Spalla, Carin Spalla, Phyllis Lewis, Karry Rogers, Melanie Colbrunn, Pamela Davis, Charlotte Robinson, Louann Larson, Katalin Nagy-Takio, Marcia Lee, Jessica Lundquist, Linda Crawford, Kobsak Songyoo, Jane St. John, Paul Clark, Teresa Beament, Sid Porter, Sandra Wendt, Sarah Bartel, John Sauser, Priscilla Sukroo, Alfred Maiorino, Denise Kotasek, Christine Sarracino, Rafael Pardo Macias, Georgia Roode, Yolanda Ramos, Steve Evans, Angie Cagle, Teri Rose, Holly Stavis, Lee Filer, Vito Russo, Angie Cagle, Bonnie Vaupel, Wendy Fuhrmaneck, Meryl Susan Light, Trula Montgomery
UPDATED BIO 09/19/2018: Our sweet Forever Ours baby, Bubba, a/k/a Bubba love, has been with United Yorkie Rescue since March, 2015. Bubba was an owner surrender because they couldn’t take care of him due to his history of seizures. After quite some time of trying to control Bubba’s seizures, he still kept having them. Eventually, after trying different combinations of medications, we were able to greatly reduce his seizures. Unfortunately, we couldn’t get the seizures to stop completely.
Because of this, Bubba underwent an MRI of his brain, and it was determined that he had a tumor behind his eye that had also gone into his brain. He was given only a few weeks to live as he was, or maybe extending his life to 3 to 6 months with surgery. On October 4, 2016, Bubba underwent surgery to remove his eye, as well as the tumor behind it, with the exception of what had already penetrated his brain.
Fast forward to today, almost exactly 2 full years post-surgery, Bubba is still going strong. He has recently shown some signs of deterioration, but he hasn’t had a seizure since surgery, and is still not showing any signs of pain. Bubba is on a medication schedule 3 times per day, which his foster parents live their lives around. Bubba’s protocol consists of a multitude of medications, including Chemotherapy, and as you can see, it is helping him extend his life and also help keep him pain-free.
How can you help sweet Bubba, you ask? Bubba’s medications are very, very expensive, and any help you can give by donating to his care will help United Yorkie Rescue continue to rescue other furbabies who need us, including those with special needs. We are a solely non-profit organization where every penny donated goes directly to the care of our foster dogs.
If Bubba’s story has touched your heart, and you want to help us rescue more needy dogs, please go to Bubba’s bio page and click on the “donate” link. Every penny counts, so even if you can’t donate a large amount, please consider donating anything you can.
Our sweet Bubba is a "Forever Ours" baby that has been fostered in his loving foster home for the last two years and two months. Multiple times in 2016, Bubba was misdiagnosed with a seizure disorder, when in fact he had a tumor growing behind his eye. By the time the discovery of a tumor was made, it had already migrated into his brain. He had surgery to remove his eye and the tumor behind it, but nothing could be done about the part that went into his brain already.
Bubba was given 3 to 9 months to live on October 4, 2016, which was the day of his surgery. So far, with an aggressive and very rigid medicine regimen including chemo, he has been seizure-free for 3-4 months, and we are grateful for every one of those days. In fact, apparently someone forgot to tell Bubba how sick he is, because he obviously didn't get that memo. He still does all of his "Bubba tricks" that he's always done in the past, and all in all is a happy little guy.
Because of the severe brain injury from uncontrolled seizures and the damage from the brain tumor, Bubba has some serious neurological deficits, which makes him like a toddler. He's just as happy as he is clueless, and everyone that meets him just loves him.
Bubba's ongoing medical expenses continue to be very high, so if you find it in your heart to assist with his medical expenses, please click on the donate button and follow the instructions. Bubba will send you a personal Thank You for your donation.
To date we've spent $13028.29 on Bubba's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $6538.42 in donations.
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Buddy is a sweet 14 year old boy with a collapsing trachea problem. He is living out his life with his foster mom in Canton, IL.
THANK YOU TO BUDDY'S RESCUE ANGELS!
Heather Warwin, Edward Guise, Wendy Fuhrmaneck, Dawn Gowen, Regina Brantley, Heather Warwin, Kimberly Bandusky, Kimberly Bandusky, Nancy Farley, Betty Werner, Kimberly Bandusky, Kimberly Bandusky, Cynthia Duranti
4/29/17 Forever Ours Initial Bio Buddy is a new Forever Ours foster. He is 14 years old. He came to UYR August 2016 when his owner had cancer and could no longer care for him. His family was going to have him euthanized since no one else wanted to take him. UYR was contacted and he became a foster looking for a new home. He has a collapsed trachea and has been taking medication to help. He also has an enlarged heart and a heart murmur. He has cataracts and his eyesight has diminished. He still gets around fine. He has also figured out he can follow his foster Dad to the kitchen and beg for some scraps of turkey. Even though his foster dad says he doesn't feed the pups. He spends most of his day napping in his favorite bed. He does like to explore the fenced yard on nice days. Buddy says thanks to UYR and all the generous donors that provide him a good life in his senior days!!
To date we've spent $4492.48 on Buddy's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $609.00 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 5 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'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
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 $772.20 on Ernie's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $130.00 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
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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's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $4050.00 in donations.
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Izzy is a sweet, 13 year-old, 6 pound Yorkie girl who is living out her life with her foster family in Salem, VA.
THANK YOU TO IZZY'S RESCUE ANGELS!
Dorthea Newberry, Dorthea Newberry, Paul Clark, Sandy Rodabaugh, Jackie Sorrells, Wendy Fuhrmaneck, Cynthia Duranti, Mathew Scott Gann, Amy Helms, Christine Brown, Cathy Waldron, Andrea Adams, Terri Shell, Cyndi Sloane Croft, Patricia Baker McClure, Gail Sydnor, Mary Hartberger, Tammy English, Janet Knecht, Joy Travis, Erin Moseley, Nancy Farley, Missy Meador, Lee Ann Levanchard, Linda Laugan, Christina Kocher, Susan Klingbeil, Kathy Todaro, Deb Sifford, Abby Hodges, Sandra Wendt, Sandy Rodabaugh, Sandy Rodabaugh, Alexa Socha
Updated Bio 4/7/18
Izzy – Forever Ours 13 YO Senior
Izzy is a sweet happy little girl enjoying life and doesn’t even realize how old she is. When Izzy came to UYR in November 2017 she was a little underweight, rotten teeth and her labs showed she was in early kidney failure. Since then she had a dental and lost all of her teeth, was started on special food and has gained a pound and has blossomed into a happy snack loving girl. Her labs have since showed her kidneys are now stable. Izzy loves her foster brothers and greets them at the door with a little dance when they come in from outside. She loves treats and meal time and will bark at her foster mom until her meal is served. Having no teeth doesn’t keep her from enjoying her meals. Izzy loves snuggling in her foster mom’s lap to nap and enjoy being pet during TV time. She loves to give lots of kisses. She’s a joy in the car and loves the scenery out of the window. She’s lost most of her hearing but will respond to loud voices or clapping. Her internal clock is right on time when it comes to bed time. When she’s ready for bed she will bark at foster mom until she is on the bed and snuggling in the comforter. She will roll around until she finds her perfect spot to curl up and fall asleep. She’s enjoying every day with her foster family and Yorkie foster brothers. Each day is a true blessing with Izzy. Her special food and supplements for her kidneys is expensive, but she is just one of many that UYR has committed to a life of love, health, and security. If you can help us continue to help Izzy and those like her in our Forever Ours program, by donating, we together can continue our mission to saving lives. To donate toward Izzy’s care please visit our website at www.uyr.us and click the Forever Ours link. Thank you!
11/22/17 Initial Forever Ours Bio
Izzy is a 13-year-old 5-pound Yorkie girl. She came to UYR when her family realized they could not give her the attention and care she needed as a senior. Izzy had a senior lab panel upon arrival to UYR which indicated a strong probability of kidney failure. The Vet recommended waiting one month and retesting to confirm. Sadly, Izzy’s re-testing has been done and a diagnosis of kidney failure is now confirmed. For this reason, Izzy is now a Forever Ours pup and will live out her remaining days in the loving shelter of her foster home. Izzy will be given all the care she needs to make sure her quality of life as good as it can be. Once a diagnosis of kidney failure is rendered, an average life expectancy is around 6-9 months. Izzy is also in dire need of a dental. Her mouth is full of painful infected teeth and we need to take care of this. Due to her kidney failure she will have to have special care, anesthesia and monitoring for her dental. She is also on RX food and medication to preserve her remaining kidney function. The estimate for the dental alone is $800-$900. Izzy is looking for sponsors and any donations would be very much appreciated. To donate towards her care click the PayPal button below and Thank You!
To date we've spent $3967.14 on Izzy's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $2512.99 in donations.
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The handsome Jasper is a 5-year-old, 6 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
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 $10146.27 on Jasper's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $8648.55 in donations.
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Maizie is a precious, little, senior female Yorkie living in her Forever Ours Home near Louisville, KY
THANK YOU TO MAIZIE'S RESCUE ANGELS!
Christine Flaherty, Linda Crawford, Vicki Silver, Natalie Avery, Marcia Lee, Wendy Fuhrmaneck, Anna Schappaugh, Kai Martin, Elizabeth Giannone, Sidney Porter, Karry Rogers, Julie and James Hufford, Teresa Beament, Connie Vendetto, John Sauser, Jean deVegter, Debra Roby, Angela Heath, Olga Stecker, Steve Ward, Brad Buckley, Angie Cagle, Patty Hicks, Jean deVegter, Bart Stall, Wendy Fuhrmaneck, Karry Rogers, Christine Flaherty, Nicole Lytton, Carol Nelson, Teresa Beament, Kathy Pekarsky, Steve Ward, Julie Wiegert, Patty Hicks, Patty Hicks, Steve and Carol Ward, Patty Hicks, Annie Yang, Judi Laverty, Sandy Pagnotta, Donna Williams, Annie Yang, Christine Flaherty, Wendy Fuhrmaneck, Karry Rogers, Patty Hicks, Connie Pfeiffer
little update on Forever Ours Maizie (Kentucky) for all of her adoring fans...
Maizie has just been to see a couple of very special dogtors, lately. First, she visited the Internist when she developed a cough that was complicating her breathing and laryngeal paralysis. The very nice dogtor reviewed her long list of ailments and decided that her very large heart might be the culprit to her breathing issues. He suspected her heart may be pushing on her other organs making it difficult for her to breathe. We always knew she has a large heart with the way she snuggles up on your lap or when she greets you with lots of kisses! We didn’t need a dogtor to tell us that! Well, that meant another referral to a special dogtor...a Cardiologist. There aren’t many Cardiologists around, but we are lucky to have a Cardiac Practice in town. One look at Maizie and that heart dogtor’s own heart melted 💜! She loved tiny Maizie and her little sassy Yorkie-tude. See Maizie isn’t much for being held down or giving up any of her precious blood...even a tiny bit for tests! Maizie had to be coaxed for an ultrasound too! The ultrasound did show her heart is big and one side is working harder than the other as well as a leaky valve. The dogtor also noted that it appeared that Maizie may be suffering from a bout of bronchitis, as she had some inflamed airways. We left to go home and into the sunlight and noticed Maizie’s skin was red and she had a large purple bruise above her eye. Back to the Cardiologist, we go. The dogtor ran a few more tests on Miss Maizie looking for a clotting disorder, etc. because the earlier testing would not have caused those symptoms. Nothing was confirmed as to what caused these reactions. So now days later, Maizie’s skin looks better and her bluish bruise is almost gone, but her dogtor bills are huge. Those specialists are expensive, but we all know that this little spitfire is worth it! If you remember when she she came to UYR two years ago, with no teeth, no lower jaw, severe luxating patellas, flea dermatitis, severe upper respiratory infection, seizure disorder and laryngeal paralysis. To say this little girl is a fighter, is an understatement! She definitely has a penchant to live life on her own terms and UYR is committed to helping her with all of her medical needs. If you can find it in your BIG heart to help with Maizie’s expensive healthcare, she would greatly appreciate it!
Forever Ours, Maizie, (KY) is still a little spitfire. Despite, two seizures since November, this little sweetie is continuing to live life on her own terms. Her bigger than life, bossy attitude welcomes all the new fosters. She lets them know who is in charge right away. As you may already know, Maizie was found as a stray and taken to Animal Control where she was slated for euthanasia in rural Kentucky. She showed up in rough shape, battling an upper respiratory infection, missing her lower jaw, all of her teeth and most of her hair. Through subsequent exams, it was discovered she has an enlarged heart, a neurological condition called laryngeal paralysis and some issues with brain swelling. Although, she sleeps most of the day, she loves her playtime each night before bed and she has a lot of pep in her step when it’s time to eat. The seizures have taken their toll this past year and she isn’t able to see as well as before. The additional medicines have thinned her beautiful coat that had grown back too. Despite her health issues, she loves exploring the smells in the grass on her daily short walks outside. Even though it’s been a cold winter, she never hesitates to wait by the door with the others. Because her circulation is so poor, it is rare to see her without a sweater or a cute pair of pj’s snuggled under a blanket. Each day is a true blessing with sweet Maizie. Maizie’s medical bills are expensive, but she is just one of many that UYR has committed to a life of love, health, and security after a history of neglect. If you can help us continue to help Maizie and those like her in our Forever Ours program, by donating, we together can continue our mission of saving lives.
To date we've spent $7074.57 on Maizie's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $2912.73 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
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
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 $984.00 on Miloh's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $200.00 in donations.
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Missy in her Wrapped in Love Blanket
Missy WI is a lovely 14 year old, 9+ pound Yorkie girl who is living out her remaining years in Waunakee, WI
THANK YOU TO MISSY'S RESCUE ANGELS!
Jeff Schell, Donna Leggett, Sandra Wendt, Christine Dwyer, Ashley Cagle Carmack, Christine Dwyer, Christine Dwyer, Daniel Kanter
Updated 9/5/18 Against all odds, Missy is as healthy as a nearly 16 year old blind, deaf Yorkie can be. We treat her uveitis daily with steroid drops, and although we can no longer groom her, our vet has a groomer who is willing to work with Missy while she is sedated. Watch for an updated photo of Missy once she has some beauty shop time. Missy sleeps most of the time, but still enjoys a daily walk around the neighborhood as well as romps through the back yard with Foster Mom watching closely to ensure she doesn't wander off.
Updated 6/2/17 Missy continues to live the good life in the care of her Foster Mom and with her other Yorkie siblings. Missy was recently diagnosed with uveitis and receives eye drops on a daily basis to reduce the redness and swelling associated with this condition, but she functions well despite being blind and deaf. At 14.5 years old, Missy remains resilient, enjoys walks around the block, sleeping with her Wrapped in Love blanket and eating. Missy's sense of smell is incredible, and she will seek out anyone who so much as opens a box of crackers in the hopes someone will give her something to munch on. Missy is not a cuddle bug, prefers to sleep alone and no longer tolerates restraint of any kind, thus, she is no longer receiving regular grooming. Foster Mom has trimmed Missy's hair at times, but we definitely miss being able to get pretty with a professional groomer. Missy is blessed to be a Forever Ours gal as she can live out her remaining years in safe and caring home.
Updated FO Bio 12/31/2016
Missy turned 14 years old in October, and she has settled in very nicely with her forever foster home after her adoption didn't work out. Although Missy is blind and deaf, and struggles with digestion problems, she happily joins her fur siblings for walks around the block, as long as the weather is nice. It can be cold and snowy in Wisconsin at this time of year! Missy was home alone for weeks before UYR took her in, so she does still seem sensitive when she perceives her foster Mom isn't close by, she calls out loudly when she can't find her human, and we are grateful to be able to give her a loving home where she is rarely without a human close by. Missy is not currently incurring any vet costs, she is simply enjoying her life at home without fear of having to adjust to another new living situation. Thank you to UYR for letting this older gal remain in rescue for the rest of her years. Please consider helping us pay for the cost of her ongoing care and THANK YOU!
FO BIO 10/21/16
Missy is a 14 year old deaf and mostly blind Yorkie who came into the Rescue in April 2016 because her original owner could no longer care for her. Missy had been with her owner for her entire life, and going into a new home was a bit traumatic for her. Missy has severe cataracts in both eyes, although we believe she can see about 15% out of her left eye, and she truly cannot hear anything but the highest of pitches. Missy was not house trained when she was surrendered, but she did manage to get the hang of it after being in her Foster Mom's home for a few weeks. Missy was adopted out to a wonderful lady at the end of June 2016. Unfortunately, the adoptive Mom decided that it would be best if Missy returned to the Rescue due to Missy biting her at times. We happily took Missy back into our Forever Ours program as she is truly a wonderful little character, and Foster Mom has not experienced any incidents of biting. Initially, we expected we would try to once again find a forever home for Missy, but ultimately we decided that it would be too traumatic for Missy to have to become accustomed to a third new home in just 6 months, so we've accepted Missy into our Forever Ours program. Missy will remain with her Foster Mom in WI for the remainder of her life. Missy does have some medical concerns including an enlarged heart and liver, and she regurgitates nearly every meal she eats, regardless of how small the portions are. As long as Missy can sustain a good quality of life, we will continue to love and care for her.
To date we've spent $1866.60 on Missy WI's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $1149.22 in donations.
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Peanut is a 15 pound, 5 year old girl who is now a Forever Ours foster in Oak Creek, WI.
THANK YOU TO PEANUT'S RESCUE ANGELS!
Theresa Cardona, Sheila Coleman, Sheila Coleman, Cheryl Scrupski, Wendy Fuhrmaneck, Nancy Farley, Jan Clasen, Karry Rogers, Lynne Turner, Jane St. John, Dalia Ashman, Sandra Wendt, Jodi Pistler, Carol Gostomski, Kari Juul, Jennifer and Joel Tobiansky, Stephanie Digman, Kimberly DeMattie, Wendy Fuhrmaneck, Marcia Lee
Update 9/13/18 Peanut has been made a Forever Ours Foster Yorkie due to her anxiety issues. We have the following update regarding Peanut and her foster buddy, Snuffy. 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.
Update 6/5/17: Peanut Continues to have anxiety issues manifested by intense licking (walls, doors, furniture etc.) She licks until fabric on sofas shreds and varnish comes off furniture surfaces. As she is aging she is getting a little more grumpy and will growl and bark at times if other pets get too close to her space. Usually happens when she is perched on the back of the sofa and either Snuffy or Charlie walk too close to her. Miss Peanut is a good eater and loves to walk. She'll be going in for her annual exam in a few weeks.
Initial Forever Ours Bio 6/13/2016
Peanut is a 15 pound, 5 year-old Yorkie who resides in her Forever Ours foster home in Wisconsin. She came to us two years ago in June of 2014. Her adorable appearance made her attract adoption applications and she was actually adopted twice. However, each time Peanut became very anxious outside the known safe environment of her foster home and her behavior deteriorated.
Peanut suffers from severe chronic anxiety which manifests itself with compulsive licking and chewing. Any object is fair game including doors, furniture, or anything within reach of Peanut’s mouth. She will lick the fabric off of a sofa or the varnish off of furniture. Recently Peanut started drooling excessively and refused to eat. A trip to the emergency room complete with ultrasound and upper GI studies found a tear in her esophagus normally seen in large dogs who swallow sticks. We feel sure she managed to ingest something that she shouldn’t have. Another time Peanut was taken to the vet with similar symptoms and was found to have swallowed a string that became wrapped around the base of her tongue and also caused an abrasion.
UYR attempted several strategies to get Peanut’s behavior to change but after two years of trying including behavioral modification, Prozac, etc. and no progress the decision was made to allow Peanut to stay in the place where she feels safest; her foster home. She still has anxiety and compulsive behaviors but her foster family has adapted to the challenges of dealing with Peanut’s special needs and can keep her safe and happy. Peanut must be monitored constantly to ensure she is protected from her environment.
While Peanut "looks" to be a normal, healthy and happy girl, not all illnesses and wounds are visible from the outside. UYR prides itself in helping dogs with a wide variety of maladies, including those that may not be visible to the eye. We do our best to make them whole again; but when we can’t we don’t simply give up on them. Peanut’s care has been very costly, running near the $2000 mark at this writing. Will you help us continue to care for Peanut throughout her life with us as a Forever Ours pup? Both UYR and Peanut would be Forever Grateful if you can donate and share.
To date we've spent $2162.73 on Peanut's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $710.00 in donations.
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Forever Ours Precious
Meet Precious, a VERY SENIOR, 5.8-pound Yorkie girl being fostered in Virginia.
THANK YOU TO PRECIOUS' RESCUE ANGELS!
Jan Freeman, Sandra Wendt, Sandy Rodabaugh, Teresa Beament, Sandy Pagnotta, Wendy Fuhrnaneck, Deena Sloan, Glen Sloan, Tony Heath, Allison Triplett, Karry Rogers, Mandy Smith, Kathleen White, Christine Flaherty, Laura Ferguson, Pei Ling Chan, Diane Polinsky, Jeanette Foster, Denise Smith, Loretta Williams, Sarah Bartel, Carol and Greg Gawdun, Rita Sue Browning, Connie Pfeiffer, Virginia Phillips, Barbara Bromley, Sandra Williams, Bonnie Vaupel
UYR Precious is a 17 year old Yorkie girl dumped at a shelter in her hour of greatest need. Lucky for Precious, UYR would not allow her last day of life to be one that included euthanasia surrounded by strangers in a strange place. JUST NO!
Against all odds we hoped she would be found to be healthy and that there would be someone out there who would want to adopt her.....and we were HALF RIGHT which is AMAZING in and of itself! After her first post....and within 72 hours of getting her this girl had not one....not two....but THREE AMAZING PEOPLE apply to adopt her!!!! JUST WOW!!!! But her initial Vet visits and lab tests indicated that Precious might be in liver and kidney failure. So we waited....and prayed....and hoped....and retested and now we have some answers we didn’t want to have. Precious is in liver failure and likely early kidney failure too. For this reason, we have decided to make her a Forever Ours hospice pup and she will live out her remaining time in the love and care of her foster Mom.
So enough sad news let’s move on to the good stuff! Look at this girl’s before and after! She’s is happy, spry for her age, eating well and loving her life with UYR. She is queen of her fluffy pink bed throne and gets constant attention as she so deserves. Her quality of life is great given her age and multiple medical conditions. The most important thing is that she is happy and comfortable and SO VERY LOVED! Unfortunately we can not give her a new liver or kidneys but can do some things to reduce the stress placed on them through dietary management and medications. She is too old and ill to withstand anesthesia required for a proper dental but her severe dental disease can be managed with use of periodic antibiotics every 6 weeks or so to reduce the bacteria from spreading to her heart, liver, and kidney's through the blood stream. She also needs some additional tests that will help us fine tune her care to ensure her best life possible. If you can help Precious with a donation please click the PayPal button below and thank you.
To date we've spent $997.17 on Precious's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $1315.00 in donations.
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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
Rhett Muttler continues to do well as a Forever Ours hospice Yorkie. He was diagnosed with a severely enlarged heart, pulmonary hypertension and congestive heart failure last summer and the decision was made to let this sweet boy live our his remaining time in his foster home. He has responded well to medication and at this writing he is enjoying a very good quality of life. He loves playing with his best friend Miley the Chorkie in his foster home and getting lots of belly rubs from his foster Mom whom he adores. Rhett came to UYR in really bad shape found abandoned and picked up by animal control ultimately landing in a rural shelter. He was covered in fleas, ticks, and burrs and had all the usual conditions that we see in neglected dogs, skin issues, parasites, poor nutrition, not neutered. Rhett had probably been sick for a long time and he was immediately started on medication to relieve the stress on his overworked heart and help it pump more efficiently. It was our hope that once he has been on medication for a few weeks, his heart size would decrease and his function would improve but sadly this has not been the case. He has had his three heart medications increased three times and is now on maximum dose. If you would like to help Rhett live out his days in with the best care possible please click the PayPal link below and Thank You!
Precious Rhett Muttler has not responded to treatment for his enlarged heart as we had hoped and has now been made a Forever Ours Yorkie. You may remember that sweet Rhett came to us as a stray. Even sadder, this sweet boy was found sitting on the side of the road and he was not alone ……he was lying beside another dog, and unfortunately that dog was deceased. Precious Rhett was sitting faithfully by the side of his former friend hoping they would get up……. they did not. Rhett was in really bad shape. He was badly matted and needed to be shaved to the skin. He was covered in fleas, ticks, and burrs. He had all the usual conditions that we see in neglected dogs, skin issues, parasites, poor nutrition, not neutered. When we picked Rhett up from the shelter we took him straight to the Vet where he received a complete physical, x-rays, lab tests and a senior dog workup and he began to receive the medical care he had obviously been lacking. Rhett was found to have a severely enlarged heart and Grade 5 of 6 heart murmur. Rhett has probably had this for some time and he was immediately started on medication to relieve the stress on his overworked heart and help it pump more efficiently. It was our hope that once he has been on medication for a few weeks, his heart size would decrease and his function would improve but sadly this has not been the case. He has had his three heart medications increased three times and is now on maximum dose. After careful consideration, we have decided that Rhett is exactly where he needs to be for the rest of his life and his foster mom agrees. The good news is that at present, Rhett is enjoying a good quality of life and we will do our best to make sure this continues as long as possible. If you would like to help Rhett live out his days in with the best care possible please click the PayPal link below and Thank You!
To date we've spent $517.50 on Rhett Muttler's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $130.00 in donations.
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Sweet Rocco is a 5 year old, 9.5 pound Yorkie male who lives with his Forever Ours foster mom in Carmel,IN
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
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's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $2101.60 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.
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 $143.50 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
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 $2377.84 on TN Gizmo's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $540.00 in donations.