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Please contact Sandra Wendt, President, at yorkieuyrwi@gmail for additional information.

November 2019

November is a time to be with your loved ones. That includes our beloved pets. November is Pet Cancer Awareness Month. Yorkies in particular are susceptible to mammary tumors and lymphoma.Every yea r, twelve million dogs and cats are faced with the diagnosis of some kind of cancer. In dogs older than ten, cancer risks increase. What we can be thankful for is advances in medical treatment that aid in allowing animals with cancer to live better lives.
Signs That your Dog Has Cancer Take your fuzzy friend to the vet if she has any of the following: Abnormal, persistent swelling; Unusual bleeding or other discharge; Any bad odors; Loss of stamina; Sores that won't heal; Difficulty eating or swallowing
What Kind of Cancers do Yorkies Have?
Middle aged dogs are vulnerable to Mast Cell Tumors. Mammary gland tumors are common in intact females. Lymphoma and soft tissue sarcomas can cut a Yorkie's life short. A little more than eleven percent of Yorkies will succumb to cancer. Though it is rare for small dogs to contract cancer, it is the second most common cause of death in Yorkies.
How Can I Lower My Dog's Risks of Getting Cancer? There are no guarantees, but there are some things you can do to reduce dog's risks of contracting cancer. Your vet can provide more information and feasible solutions.
Get your Yorkie spayed or neutered. A female can't get uterine or ovarian cancer if she doesn't have ovaries or a uterus. Fewer hormones means less of a chance of developing mammary cancer. Your male won't get testicular tumors without testicles.
Don't expose your Yorkie to carcinogens. Gold and tan Yorkies need to limit their sun exposure. Please don't smoke around your little friends.
Get your pet tested. Early treatment is the best way to fight cancer. Take your dogs to the vet for regular visits.
Feed Your Dog Right: Many vets encourage providing your dog antioxidants in supplement form such as vitamins A, C, E, beta carotene, lycopene, plus the mineral selenium. Healthy nutrition and exercise will both prevent cancer from developing.
Conclusion The average Yorkie lives between twelve to fifteen years. Spike, Joan Rivers' Yorkie, lived an exceptional seventeen years. If you want your Yorkie around for a long time, early detection is vital for a long life.
Article printed with the permission of writer, Mary Nielsen.

FROM THE BOARD December 2019

2019 will be a record year for United Yorkie Rescue. As of December 3, we have rescued 264 dogs and have adopted out 240. Vet expenses continue to grow which makes contributions from our wonderful donors so very important. Please consider a donation to help a specific dog...just look at our Looking for Love page to scan those most needy. We display vet expenses and donations with each pup and we are sadly underfunded on most. We truly appreciate any help you can provide.


United Yorkie Rescue is pleased to share that a wonderful organization, Wrapped in Love (WIL), will be featuring us on the WIL Facebook page and website on Sunday, May 21, 2017 and will be providing UYR with adoption blankets, belly bands, diapers, bandanas, and tug toys. Wrapped in Love is a group of artisans who recognize that everyone can do something in the rescue world and this is "their something". Each item is carefully handcrafted with Love and sent directly from the WIL members' homes to the featured rescue(s). If you would like to learn more and join this amazing and supportive group, visit their Facebook page at and the website, where all the pledging is done, at In under 3 years Wrapped in Love has pledged over 11,000 blankets plus thousands of other items. This mission will continue until all rescue and shelter dogs find loving forever homes! UYR is proud to have been selected as a recipient of their support.

Can you imagine forcing your pet dog to live his or her entire life in a small wire cage with no human companionship, toys, or comfort, and little hope of ever becoming part of a family? That is what life is like for a puppy mill breeding dog. Help us stop this cycle of cruelty that contributes to pet overpopulation and the suffering of countless dogs by adopting your next pet. There are many places you can adopt your next pet, such as an animal shelter, humane society, or a rescue organization. Click on our Looking for Love link and check out all the beautiful Yorkies in our foster program. If you don't see what you are looking for, we recommend visiting You might be surprised to see all the pets available in your area. Remember: Adopt, Don't Shop!


Check out our adoptable pups on Looking for Love to find your perfect companion. If you are interested in adopting a dog not located in your state, please note that we do not ship dogs via air cargo. Out of state transport guidelines are explained on our online adoption request form.

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UYR is in need of foster homes. We have many more requests for surrender than we can handle. If you would like to become a UYR foster person, please, fill out a "Volunteer Application."


UYR could not continue to rescue Yorkies in need without the help of our donors. To date we have rescued: 3419 Yorkies and Yorkie mixes. Our vetting costs to date are: $2,080,472!!

Any donation amount is truly needed and appreciated. UYR fully vets all its foster dogs, updating vaccinations, spaying and neutering, addressing much needed dentals which cause serious health issues down the road for any dog. We are also one of the few rescue groups that can take on serious conditions like Liver Shunt, orthopedic injuries and tumor surgery. Won't you please consider joining the list of donors on our page to help us continue to save our beloved breed?

If you would like to make a donation to our organization, please use the following PayPal button! Or, send a check to our treasurer at the address below the Paypal button. We are an approved 501(c)(3) organization. All donations are tax-deductible. IRS rules for Donors

United Yorkie Rescue
P.O. Box 23
Wales, WI 53183-0023

United Yorkie Rescue Inc. A Florida Corp

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Photo submissions are being accepted April 1st through June 1st for the 2017 Calendar. Email as many photos as you'd like of dogs that were adopted from rescue groups or shelters to Those selected get a calendar at cost ($5) plus shipping.

All natural pet snacks No Steroids, hormones or antibiotics. Use Coupon Code UYR5OFF in the shopping cart for a 5% discount. UYR receives 10% of the sales.

Looking for a pet friendly apartment? Here's a helpful site.

Spring is in the air and Summer is around the corner. Visit the Yorkie Shoppe for great walking harnesses, dresses and hair accessories. All proceeds support our fosters' vetting needs.

Donate a Thundershirt!

Request to Surrender Form

If you need to surrender your Yorkie or mix, please, use this link "Request To Surrender Form" to contact to contact a UYR representative. Please complete this form in its entirety, including a photo if possible. A representative will be in contact with you as soon as possible to make arrangements or refer you to another rescue if we do not have members in your area.

Read about Ozzie, our first liver shunt pup, on the Yorkie Tales page. See a happy ending to a serious medical condition. Your donation can make a BIG difference.

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News Updates
FOREVER OURS - 09/01/2011
As of December 30, 2017, UYR has 16 Yorkies in the Forever Ours Program. These pups will remain with UYR for the rest of their lives. They receive vetting care as needed and this care is provided by UYR and your donations.

We are always looking for people who would be interested in being a 'Sponsor' to one or more of our Forever Ours Yorkies! As a sponsor you will become a cherished person in this dog's life. You would receive communications about your sponsored pup and your name would appear in their story on the Forever Ours page.

If you are interested please contact Sandra Wendt at

Please, visit our Forever Ours page!!!
In Lieu Donation - 08/11/2007
We have had many requests for a way to make a donation to UYR in lieu of gifts for family and friends on birthdays and other special occasions. We listened and have designed a special card that we'll send to your loved one. Please, be sure to include to whom and what you're designating the donation.
To make this thoughtful gift, contact:
To make any donation, use the Paypal button below, or mail a check to:
United Yorkie Rescue: In Lieu
P.O. Box 23
Wales, WI 53183-0023
We appreciate the overwhelming generosity of our donors! The members and Yorkies of UYR say THANK YOU!!!