LOOKING FOR LOVE

Welcome to “Looking for Love.” These are UYR’s rescue and surrender pups. They come in all ages and sizes, but they have one thing in common; They are looking for love. If you have a place in your heart and your home for one of these Yorkies, please, use the provided link to fill out an “Adoption Application.”

Your adoption application will be processed as quickly as possible. It is UYR’s mission to get the perfect home for our beloved Yorkshire Terriers.

Thank you for visiting the “Looking for Love” page. Please, feel free to browse the other pages to see all the things we do here at United Yorkie Rescue.

UYR DOES NOT SHIP ITS RESCUES. THE ADOPTER MUST PICK UP THE ADOPTIVE PUP FROM THE FOSTER PARENT'S HOME EITHER BY CAR, OR PLANE WITH THE PUP RIDING IN THE CABIN WITH YOU.




Jack
Alabama
Jack

Jack is a sweet senior yorkie mix. He is 14 years young and weighs 9.5 pounds. Jack is being fostered near Birmingham, AL..

THANK YOU TO JACK'S RESCUE ANGELS!

John Sauser, Regina Brantley

Updated Bio. 03/06/17. Jack is a sweet, gentle boy. You definitely would never know that this little fellow is 14 years old! He loves to be outside, running around in the fenced area and playing. He will also bolt out the door as quick as lightening, running around checking everything out! Jack also loves to eat and to be rocked- just like holding a baby!

We visited the vet to see about scheduling a dental, and possibly a neuter. Since Jack had a couple of labs that were elevated, the vet wants to make sure they have resolved since treatment with antibiotics before proceeding. Therefore, we will return in 2 weeks to have labs re-tested and then make a decision on procedures.

If you are in the market for a great companion yorkie, Jack is the man for you. All you need to do is complete the application for adoption by following the link below. However, Jack will not be available for adoption until his dental and possibly neuter are completed.

Initial bio. 2/9/17 This sweet, gentle boy just arrived at his foster home. Jack was rescued out of the shelter where he was not happy. No one should be in a shelter, especially a senior pup who only needs a soft place to lay his head and a gentle, kind person to allow him to spend his final years with the love and care every dog deserves. Jack may be older but he is in good health. He does need a dental, which will be done soon. He has a little hair lose on his hind end, which, along with the cough he picked up in the shelter, is being taken care of with medication.

Happy Jack's foster mom said he is so sweet and so loving. He is gentle and just wants to cuddle up next to his person. Don't let Jack's age scare you. He has several years left in him yet. It will take the right person to take this sweet boy in and know that even Jack deserves to live out his remaining years in the arms of someone who will love him until the end.


To date we've spent $218.90 on Jack's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $35.00 in donations.
Please donate!

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

To fill out the adoption application for Jack click here.
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Taz

Taz - too cute!
Alabama
Taz

Taz is an adorable yorkie fellow. He is 7 years old and weighs 8 pounds. Taz is being fostered in Mobile, AL.

THANK YOU TO TAZ'S RESCUE ANGELS!

Michelle Guia, Jane Johnson

Updated Bio 03/15/201717: Taz is a very sweet little fella who loves to play with his toys. He gets along fine with the house cat and a senior basset hound. His previous owner said he had separation anxiety, but so far he has not shown any signs in his foster home, although he has not been left entirely alone either. Crates terrify him so he is NOT crated and cannot be adopted into a home where crates are used. So far he can only be left alone about 2 hours at a time without any accidents. Taz is temporarily wearing a belly-band inside the house to assist with any “accidents”, though with regular and consistent training they should not have to be used. Taz will shadow and follow his person from room to room. He really likes to be held and loved on. This is one happy, playful and very friendly little fella!

A few words from Taz.

Hello everyone! Let me just say I was a little confused when my mom handed me to this “foster” lady but when I saw the two human girls with her I got really excited! At first I thought this foster lady was trying to kill me and I am serious! She took me to a doggie doctor. That doctor had to pull some of my teeth. I literally moaned the entire way home. It was not FUN!!!! Now though I realize my mouth doesn’t hurt anymore, especially when I eat. So I guess I will forgive her. When I went back to the dog doctor today I actually lost a tiny bit of weight (imagine that!). My foster mom was happy since she said I needed to slim down a little – I don’t know what that means, but she is in charge of making sure that happens.

I love the old dog here at my foster home; he is very easy- going and is showing me the rules of the house. The cat ignores me when I want to play, but I will win her over! The little Chihuahua that comes to visit gets on my nerves! He is too wired for my liking. The girls here are really fun and play with me and my toys. At night I go to bed with the older human girl here and at some time during the night my foster mom takes me to bed with her. I think it is because she uses me as her alarm clock. I wake up between 5:30 and 6:00 every morning and have to go potty. My foster mom says she knows I won’t be with her for very long because I am adorable. I hope she is right!!!!

From Foster Mom: An ideal home for Taz would be one that has someone who can keep him on a regular house-training schedule - perhaps at least one stay-at-home parent or a retired family. He enjoys human contact and companionship. This is the perfect little lapdog. If you think you would be a perfect fit for the family Taz is looking for, please submit your application. This little guy won’t last very long! Please note: Taz can be adopted into a home with children 10 years old or older.

Initial bio 2/26/17 Say hello to Taz. This sweet boy was sadly surrendered when his owner became too sick to be able to care for him. She knew that the right thing for Taz would be to find him a home where he will get the care he needs while she deals with her serious debilitating illness.

Taz is all up to date on all his vaccination. He has already been neutered, and he is heartworm negative. He will need a dental and that should happen soon. According to his former owner Taz is a great little pup. He does great in the car, he doesn't bark a lot, and he doesn't seem to have a mean bone in his little body. His former owner said Taz likes people, older kids, other dogs, and even cats. There are two children in his foster home, and he is already enjoying playing with them. Taz would enjoy being able to run around in a fenced yard.

There will be more coming on Taz as he continues to settle into his foster home and his foster family gets to know him better. Taz won't stay around long, so if you think you are the right family for him submit that adoption application soon.


To date we've spent $329.28 on Taz's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $50.00 in donations.
Please donate!

For more information, contact my foster parents at: iluvyorkies69@yahoo.com.

To fill out the adoption application for Taz click here.
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Diego
California
Diego

Meet the handsome Diego. Diego is a 10-year-old, 8 pound Yorkie being fostered in Vista, CA.

THANK YOU TO DIEGO'S RESCUE ANGELS!

Wendy Fuhrmaneck

Update Bio.03/20/17. Diego might be the cutest thing on the planet! He is adjusting well to his meds, but definitely needs to still lose some weight. I have no worries that this will happen as he is quite active for a dog his age. He loves to play with Munchkin and PJ and definitely loves any human interaction he can get. I can almost feel him looking at me sometimes, and when I look over at him, he comes running. When a guest comes over, he tries to jump up, but eventually just rolls over on his back looking for the belly rubs!! He is definitely the "Big Brother" between he and PJ, but you can also tell that they both think that they are the boss!! Although the details are still being sorted, it looks like PJ and Diego might be transferred to Texas in the next month or so, but please let me know if you have any questions about them in the mean time

Updated Bio. 02/15/17. Diego is a 10 year old 11 pound little boy. He is part of a bonded pair with his buddy PJ, who is an 8 lb 10 year old boy. Diego and PJ have got the best personalities and loves to give kisses. Diego loves to bounce around and play with his buddy. Though he does not have very many teeth, he does not have any trouble eating and he loves food. Unfortunately he loves it a little bit too much and needs to lose a pound or two. The vet discovered on his last visit that he has hypothyroidism which is what is causing him to stay a little on the husky side, but we just put him on medication to regulate that. Oddly enough, his buddy PJ also has hypothyroidism, but it effects him differently. PJ is the perfect size for his frame, but he has a little hair loss and the vet expects that to come back with the medication he is on. PJ does only have one tooth , he is able to eat his kibble just fine, but his treats have to be of the softer variety. PJ and Diego are on the same medication in a different dose, which makes it easier. PJ and Diego are truly bonded and give each other kisses all the time (which it just too cute and neither of them have very many teeth. You would never know their age by their behavior as they play with each other and run around with their other foster brother Munchkin. Please let me know if you have any questions about either of these lovely little guys who would love to find their forever home

Initial Bio. 01/23/17. Diego is being fostered with his bonded brother PJ. Diego is a sweet little ball of energy and he is on medication for hypothyroidism. I'm still getting to know Diego and will update once I know his personality more.


To date we've spent $170.20 on Diego's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $10.00 in donations.
Please donate!

For more information, contact my foster parents at: photo925@aol.com.

To fill out the adoption application for Diego click here.
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Lulu
California
Lulu

Hello from Lulu! Lulu is a a 10 year old, 13.6 pound poodle being fostered with her brother, Toto, in Long Beach, CA.

THANK YOU TO LULU'S RESCUE ANGELS!

Teresa Beament, Aileen De La Rosa, Sandra Wendt, Connie Pfeiffer, Nicole Acosta, Irene and Peter Havas in memory of Buddy, Vanessa and Pepe, Leslie Buck, Sandra Wendt

Update Bio. 03/15/17. This is lulu. Toto and I just had a bath and are running around the house to mess up our combed fur. I are still looking for my forever home and will be in Dallas at the end of April. I am so excited to be in Texas. I am a lil more reserved and quieter than Toto. I need to be with a family with no small kids as I is a lil wobbly on my back feet. If you are interested in adopting me before I leave for Texas, follow the link below to complete an application.

Update Bio. 02/23/17. Update 2/17: Hello everyone! This is Lulu again. I am still looking for my forever home. I had a great Valentine's Day, but found out that I have a fistula, which has been causing all my sneezing. I will have to have surgery to close it up. Also, my foster momma and dad are moving to Dallas at the end of April! I'm so exited, but nervous. I've never been there before. I hope I can find my forever home so I can stay in California. Cali girl at heart!

If you would like to help me stay a "Cali" girl, just follow the link below to complete an application to adopt me!

Update Bio. 01/23/17. The holidays have come and gone. I received so many amazing presents from my foster momma and daddy. I have never seen such beautiful lights and this things called a Christmas tree. I kept trying to get under the tree to see what it was about but FM would not let me. She kept telling me no because I was going to hurt myself. Anyway, it was such a great time. The one gift I didn't get was a forever home. I am being such a good girl and can't wait until I can show how good of a girl I am to a forever family. If you are interested in adopting me, follow the link below to complete the application.

Update Bio. 12/2116: HI everyone, Lulu here! I am still doing so amazing and being very patient waiting for my forever family. I would be a perfect Christmas puppy to adopt. I am cute, loving and just want a family of my own for the Holidays. My foster momma has made me feel so loved and merry. I have my own ornament and gifts under the tree and this weird sock hanging on the wall. She is odd..anyway hoping that santa brings me my forever family this christmas. If you are interested in adopting me, just follow the link below to the application.

Update Bio. 11/14/16. I have never ever felt so pretty in my entire life! The last couple days so many people have been complimenting me and saying how great I look. My foster momma has said I look like a whole different dog. She took me to this thing they call the groomer. Man, I was a lil scared, but not as much as my foster sister. She is a wuss. Anyway, it was so worth it. I also went to the vet because after my dental, I still had sneezing fits. I am on antibiotics, but isn't anything serious. If that doesn't work, then I have sinuses..boo! Thanks. I am still ready and looking for my forever home . If you are interested in adopting me, follow the link below to complete an application.

I have never ever felt so pretty in my entire life! The last couple days so many people have been complimenting me and saying how great I look. My foster momma has said I look like a whole different dog. She took me to this thing they call the groomer. Man, was I a lil scared but not as much as my foster sister. She is a wuss. Anyway, it was so worth it. I also went to the vet becuase after my dental I still had sneezing fits. I am on antibotics but isn't anything serious. If that doesn't work then I have sinuses..boo! Thanks and I am still ready and looking for my forever home

I have never ever felt so pretty in my entire life! The last couple days so many people have been complimenting me and saying how great I look. My foster momma has said I look like a whole different dog. She took me to this thing they call the groomer. Man, was I a lil scared but not as much as my foster sister. She is a wuss. Anyway, it was so worth it. I also went to the vet becuase after my dental I still had sneezing fits. I am on antibotics but isn't anything serious. If that doesn't work then I have sinuses..boo! Thanks and I am still ready and looking for my forever home

Update Bio. 10/12/16: Hey all. Lulu here! So this last month has been a doozie! My foster momma took me to the vet to have my dental surgery done. As it turns out, all my teeth were bad and had to come out. No wonder I was feeling so terrible! Anyhow, now I am feeling so much better and am really enjoying my new wet food. It is so yummy. Also, just yesterday I discovered what the fuss was about all these toys laying around the floor was about. OMG! Are they the funniest thing ever! This whole time I was just walking by them. It is a lil hard to get a squeaky going with out any teeth but I am making it happen. My foster momma keeps telling me how awesome I am at going potty outside or on a pad. I haven't had any accidents! My skin is getting better now that I have medicated baths and should be all cleared up soon. I am so ready to go to my forever home! If you would like to adopt me, follow the link below to the application!

Initial Bio 9/11/16: Hello, My name is Lulu. I am a 10 yr old female poodle. I weigh about 13.6 lbs. My story is a pretty sad one. Every time my foster momma talks about it, she cries. On 9/8, I was surrender to the shelter with my brother Toto. We had been together since we were puppies. He was my best friend. We entered the shelter together, but on 9/9, a lady came to take Toto. She didn't take me. I was all alone. My best friend was gone, and I was in a strange, loud place. I was also very sick. I haven't been feeling well for quite sometime and being at the shelter was only making it worse.

The night came and still no Toto. I thought they had only taken him away from me for a short time, but he was still gone. That night, I slept alone for the first time. The next day came and night came. I looked for him through my gate all day, but there was no sign of Toto. The next morning, I kept looking. My cough was getting worse, and I didn't have any strength. A person came to get me that afternoon. I was in no mood for a walk or to see the vet. I didn't go for a walk or to the vet, we went to a strange building. A lady was waiting there with a pink blanket, and she knew my name. She said she had come to pick me up, too. I was hoping that I was going to the same place that Toto went to. We got in the car and drove away from that place. She explained to me that I was going to see my brother, and that we would be together again. She started crying, saying that I was in really bad shape. Much worse than Toto and more than she imagined. She apologized for leaving me, saying that she didn't know, but that now I was safe.

I can hear Toto, now. He is in the next room! My foster momma says that we couldn't be together right away because I am so sick. She was looking out for the both of us. She promised that I would be able to see him once I was better. She promised me that I would help get better!

We both went to the vet, and I was in the car with him! Toto kept trying to get out of his carseat to get to the back of the car with me. That darn puppy seat!! Well, even though I still couldn't be next to him, at least we were both out of that cold, noisy place and we are TOGETHER.


To date we've spent $1202.20 on Lulu's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $500.00 in donations.
Please donate!

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

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

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

THANK YOU TO MAXWELL'S RESCUE ANGELS!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

I am a very active and sweet little boy.

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


To date we've spent $2866.61 on Maxwell's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $3099.70 in donations.
Please donate!

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

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

Meet the Gorgeous Mr. Pippen. Mr. Pippen is a 6-1/2 year-old, 3.1 pound Yorkie being fostered in CA.

THANK YOU TO MR. PIPPEN'S RESCUE ANGELS!

Carol Nelson, Jill Kovacs, Carol Nelson, Anne Breedlove

Update Bio. 03/04/17. Pippen had his dental and lost 7 teeth. His blood panel indicated he is anemic. He has been prescribed vitamins and we will have him rechecked in 2 weeks.

Mr. Pippen now weighs 3.1 lbs. He is not potty trained and must be taken out frequently. He wants to always be in my lap. He is not aware of the damage feet can do. He is constantly underfoot. Whoever adopts him must be committed to putting his safety first. He will not go to a home with children. He must be with a person who is available to him, perhaps someone who is retired. He likes the other dogs, and will play with my youngest. But his favorite spot is my lap or my arm.

If you are the type of person Mr. Pippin desires and would like to adopt him, please follow the link below to compete an application.

Update Bio. 02/10/17. We had a vet emergency with Mr. Pippen, early the next morning, after he arrived at my house. At 4 am, I woke up to diarrhea and vomited, and rushed him off to the emergency vet, where he was treated. He was given fluids, and a couple of injections, and placed on a bland diet. He fully recovered from this. We think it may have been the stress from so many changes in this little boys life.

I took him to the vet yesterday, for his exam. His heart worm test was negative, so he has been started on his Sentinel. Unfortunately, he has a grade 2 heart murmur, and should be seen by a vet every 6 months to closely monitor the condition. This is not a critical condition at this time, and may never get any worse.

His teeth are a mess, as we already knew, and he will probably lose some when he has his dental. We decided to wait for the dental until he weighs 3.5 lbs, currently he is a t 3 lbs.

He is a sweet little boy, and is fitting in nicely. He loves playing with the other dogs.

Update 02/06/2017: We had a vet emergency with Mr. Pippen, early the next morning, after he arrived at my house. At 4 am, I woke up to diarrhea and vomited, and rushed him off to the emergency vet, where he was treated. He was given fluids, and a couple of injections, and placed on a bland diet. He fully recovered from this. We think it may have been the stress from so many changes in this little boys life.

I was able to determine his real date of birth, from the microchip, to be 07/26/2010, making him 6 1/2.

I took him to the vet yesterday, for his exam. His heart worm test was negative, so he has been started on his Sentinel. Unfortunately, he has a grade 2 heart murmur, and should be seen by a vet every 6 months to closely monitor the condition. This is not a critical condition at this time, and may never get any worse.

His teeth are a mess, as we already knew, and he will probably lose some when he has his dental. We decided to wait for the dental until he weighs 3.5 lbs, currently he is a t 3 lbs.

He is a sweet little boy, and is fitting in nicely. He loves playing with the other dogs.

Initial Bio. 01/28/17. Mr. Pippen is a tiny owner surrender. He is underweight at 2.5 lbs. He is 5 years old and simply adorable. We will not be accepting adoption applications at this time. He must gain weight, and be vetted. His teeth are in terrible shape and he will require a dental. Due to his size he will be placed in an adult only home.


To date we've spent $1442.53 on Mr. Pippen's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $986.01 in donations.
Please donate!

For more information, contact my foster parents at: carolnelson8716@att.net.

To fill out the adoption application for Mr. Pippen click here.
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Munchkin
California
Munchkin

Munchkin is an 8 pound, 3 year old Yorkie mix boy who is being fostered in Vista, CA

THANK YOU TO MUNCHKIN'S RESCUE ANGELS!

Joy Ann Pack-Travis, Elba Short, Demetrio Amador, Enythe Green, Mimi Arandjelovic, Chantal Filson, Paulette Mahurin, Brigid Walters, Kristina Marshall

Updated Bio. 02/27/17. Munchkin is doing fantastic!! He is such an active, little guy and loves his new foster brothers. They love to run around and play with each other, so I know he would do really well in a household where there are other little active dogs. As more and more time goes by, Munchkin's bits of anxiety have subsided. He is now welcoming to strangers that come to my home for the first time and even made friends with my neighbor (once he realized that she had treats to give him). He loves attention and really just wants a human snuggle buddy. His health is fantastic and the more time goes by and the less stress he has, his nervous habits of chewing have also gone away. Please email me if you have any questions about Munchkin as we hope to find his forever home soon!! You can also follow the link below to complete an application for adoption if you are interested.

Update Bio. 01/27/16. Munchkin has had an interesting few days!! He was actually adopted and moved to live with his new parents in La Jolla California. He ran into a small problem with his new parents in that they live in a densely populated area, so when he was taken on his walks, there were so many people and so much stimulus, that it stressed him out. Because his new parents were still new to him, they were not able to comfort him simply because he is not used to their voices! They felt it was best to return him to me and given the situation, I feel that his ideal home would be one with a large fenced in yard so that he can run and play outside without being stressed out by strangers at least until he is completely comfortable with his new family and they can offer him the comfort he needs while on walks. Munchkin came back to foster care with two new foster brothers and they are having the best time playing together, so he definitely loves having other small active dogs around. Please email with any questions about this sweet boy or follow the link below to complete an application for adoption.

Update Bio. 12/28/16. Munchkin is doing so great!! He had a wonderful Christmas (although it would have been better if he had found his forever home). His training is going better than I could have hoped, and he is much calmer when he is in a stressful situation. For Christmas, I had my entire family over and when each new group showed up to the house, he was removed from the room and was then introduced to each new person after they were inside. He adjusted to the large crowd wonderfully and was jumping into laps for love and attention from anyone that would give it to him, after just a few minutes. He really does love people and once he knows he can trust you, he will be your best friend. He wants nothing more for the new year then to be adopted to his new forever home so that he can give and the love he has!! Please email me at photo925@aol.com if you have any questions about this sweet boy or follow the link below to complete an application for adoption.

Update Bio. 11/28/16. Hi again everyone!! Munchkin is doing so great. This month he got to work with a trainer and it is going so well. We work together every couple of days and he is learning "touch" and "go to the blanket" Touch is really easy for him and he loves all the treats and attention away from the other dogs. The trainer thinks that once we get his confidence up, he won't get so nervous when in a stressful situation. He has been doing better with meeting new people using the new approach implemented by the trainer. Now, it takes him less than a minute to feel comfortable with new people when he is introduced in the proper way. Munchkin is going to make a fantastic addition to his future forever home. Please email me with any questions and follow the link below if you are interested in adopting Munchkin.

Update Bio. 10/31/16. Munchkin is doing absolutely great!! He is the tiniest ball of energy I have ever come in contact with!! Thank goodness, his foster brother recently taught him the joys of TOYS!! When Munchkin first came to me, he had no clue what to even do with a toy, but once his foster brother was comfortable, he started pulling the toys out of the basket and showing Munchie how much fun they are! Because Munchkin's energy is so high, I would think he will do better in a home that has somewhat younger or more energetic dogs. I have a a senior who is blind and Munchie tries to get him to play by jumping all around him, and he wants nothing to do with it. Munchie does take it in stride though, he stops when I ask him to and moves onto the next thing. We are going to be working with a trainer shortly to work on his aversion to men and getting him more comfortable when meeting new people. Overall, Munchie is really just a ball of love and when I pick him up, he absolutely just melts into you because he loves the affection. Please email with any questions about this sweet boy! If you are interested in adopting Munchkin, please follow the link below to be taken to the application.

Update Bio. 9/30/16: Munchkin (or Munchie as I call him) is doing so well!! He had surgery yesterday to be neutered and is recovering like a champ!! He had his teeth checked also and the vet was so pleased with their condition that he doesn't even need a cleaning right now!! He loves to chew on his bones, so I'm sure that is definitely helping to keep his teeth healthy! Munchkin is absolutely full of energy. While he is submissive to the alpha dog in the house, he and his foster brothers play well together. He love to go for long walks and check out new places. Munchkin has been through a lot in his first three years and he does get nervous when he is meeting new people for the first time (especially men). He has to know he can trust you, but once he knows, he becomes your new best friend. He loves to cuddle both with the other dogs and with foster mom, in fact, he practically melts his body into yours when he is getting his evening pets.

Initial Bio 9/2/16: Hi everyone, My name is Munchkin. I weigh 8 pounds, which is probably a little on the thin side for me. I am a 3 year old Yorkie mix.

Lately, I have been feeling under the weather and was rescued from the shelter yesterday by a nice lady who kept saying that I had kennel cough. Initially, I didn't trust her because I have been through a lot in my 3 years. But I am a softie and would never hurt anyone; So, with the help of treats, I let the nice lady pet me. Next thing I knew, I was getting a BATH! Later that day, after the bath, she took me to the vet! I knew I should not have trusted her! It is probably good that I did because I did have that cough thing she mentioned. The vet said to not worry though, because it's not too severe. With medication, I will be much better in a couple of weeks. In the mean time, I will be getting the much needed rest and relaxation I need to recuperate. Plus, the food here is so much better than the shelter! I eat it all up with no problems!

Once I am better, I will be heading back to the vet to get neutered. Whatever that is, it can't be any worse than that bath was. Feeling a bit tired again, so bye for now. Be on the lookout for more news in a couple of weeks.


To date we've spent $245.90 on Munchkin's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $370.07 in donations.
Please donate!

For more information, contact my foster parents at: photo925@aol.com.

To fill out the adoption application for Munchkin click here.
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PJ
California
PJ

Meet the gorgeous P.J. P.J. is a 10-year-old, 8 lb boy being fostered in Vista, CA.

THANK YOU TO PJ'S RESCUE ANGELS!

Danielle Lawrence

Update Bio.03/20/17. Pj is doing great. The vet put him on a medication to help with his hypothyroidism and it really seems to be helping. I still need to monitor how much he eats, but his skin issues, which were the main issue, are clearing up a bit, and Im certain as he continues to take the meds, they will get better and better. PJ is the more vocal of the bonded pair. When he wants something, he will definitely let you know. But for the most part, he is quiet and likes to just chill in his bed. He plays a lot with Diego and Munchkin, and it doesn't bother him one bit that his is quite smaller than the other two, he is fearless. Despite not having many teeth, I have discovered that he likes to chew on some certain good tasting chews; although, for the most part, he is just gumming them. He still really enjoys it. Although we are still working out the details, PJ and Diego are likely to be transferred to Texas soon, but in the meantime, if you have any questions, please let me know.

Update Bio. 02/15/17. Diego is a 10 year old 11 pound little boy. He is part of a bonded pair with his buddy PJ, who is an 8 lb 10 year old boy. Diego and PJ have got the best personalities and loves to give kisses. Diego loves to bounce around and play with his buddy. Though he does not have very many teeth, he does not have any trouble eating and he loves food. Unfortunately he loves it a little bit too much and needs to lose a pound or two. The vet discovered on his last visit that he has hypothyroidism which is what is causing him to stay a little on the husky side, but we just put him on medication to regulate that. Oddly enough, his buddy PJ also has hypothyroidism, but it effects him differently. PJ is the perfect size for his frame, but he has a little hair loss and the vet expects that to come back with the medication he is on. PJ does only have one tooth , he is able to eat his kibble just fine, but his treats have to be of the softer variety. PJ and Diego are on the same medication in a different dose, which makes it easier. PJ and Diego are truly bonded and give each other kisses all the time (which it just too cute and neither of them have very many teeth. You would never know their age by their behavior as they play with each other and run around with their other foster brother Munchkin. Please let me know if you have any questions about either of these lovely little guys who would love to find their forever home

Initial Bio. 01/23/17. PJ is a sweet little ball of energy. He is bonded and being fostered with his brother, Diego and he is currently taking medication for hypothyroidism. I'm still getting to know PJ, but will update once I know his personality more.


To date we've spent $170.20 on PJ's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $20.00 in donations.
Please donate!

For more information, contact my foster parents at: photo925@aol.com.

To fill out the adoption application for PJ click here.
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Toto
California
Toto

Toto is an 11 year old Yorkie boy weighing only 5 pounds. He is being fostered with his "sister," Lulu, in Long Beach, CA.

THANK YOU TO TOTO'S RESCUE ANGELS!

Nicole Acosta, Amina Masic, Nazi Masoum, Lynne Turner, Nicole Acosta, Connie Pfeiffer

Update Bio. 03/15/17: This is Toto. Lulu and I just had a bath and are running around the house to mess up our combed fur. I am still looking for our forever homes and will be in Dallas at the end of April. I am so excited to be in Texas. I am doing so well, running around like I am a puppy. My foster mom says I have so much personality. I am available for adoption, but will be moving to Texas soon. So if you would like me to be your Cali man, please follow the link below to complete an application before I move!

Update Bio. 02/17: Hello everyone! This is Toto again. I am still looking for my forever home. I had a great Valentine's Day and have had so much energy after having my dental surgery and neutering. My teeth were so bad, I was in pain all the time. I feel great now and have really been showing off my personality by talking more and doing spins when I'm excited! My foster momma and dad told me that we are moving to Dallas at the end of April! I'm so exited, but nervous. I've never been there before. I hope I can find my forever home so I can stay in California. Cali guy at heart!

If you would like to help me remain a 'Cali' guy by adopting me, just follow the link below to complete an application.

Update Bio. 01/23/17. The holidays have come and gone. I received so many amazing presents from my foster momma and daddy. I have never seen such beautiful lights and this things called a Christmas tree. I kept trying to get under the tree to see what it was about but FM would not let me. She kept telling me no because I was going to hurt myself. Anyway, it was such a great time. I will be having my dental surgery in a couple weeks and also my neutering at the same time. Not too excited about that. This will make it one step closer to finding a forever home.I am being such a good boy and can't wait until I can show how good of a boy I am to a forever family.

Update Bio.12/21/16: Hi everyone, Toto here! Merry Christmas! I still am having issues with my skin and need to stay on the meds for another month then I can have my dental and neuturing done. I am still doing so amazing and being very patient waiting for my forever family. I would be a perfect New Year puppy to adopt. I am cute loving and just want a family of my own for the new year. My foster momma has made me feel so loved and merry. I have my own ornament and gifts under the tree and this weird sock hanging on the wall. She is odd..anyway hoping that the new Year brings me a new family. If you are interested in adopting me, please follow the link below to be taken to the application.

Update Bio. 11/14/16. My skin is finally clearing up! That means I'll be one step closer to finally being able to find my forever home. I am not looking forward to my dental since all my teeth will have to come out ,but I am looking forward to all the soft food I will be eating from now on and treats my foster mom will give me to make me feel better. Hopefully, in a month or so I will be ready to be adopted just in time for the holidays! If you are interested in adopting me, you can go ahead and complete an application by following the link below.

Update Bio. 10/12/16: Hey all, Toto here! I am really getting along with all the foster sisters I currently have. All i want to do is be loved and get tons of treats. Treats are my favorite thing in the whole wide world. I spin around anytime foster momma goes for the yummy ones. I still need to be neutered and have a dental, but I have to wait until my skin clears up. My FM says one thing at a time. Hopefully, getting neutered will help to stop my marking. I know this is a bad habit, but I just can't help myself. I do know to go outside whenever its time to go potty, but every now and then I find my lil leg lifting to mark. FM bought a belly band to help with that. All in all, everything is great, and I love it here but can't wait to be ready to find my forever home. If you think you would be interested in me as your furbaby, follow the link below to complete an application.

Update Bio. 9/11/16: "Wait what...Lulu is coming here foster momma? You are going to go get her??? She is coming here?!?!? OMG!! My sister Lulu. We are going to be reunited. I hear them coming through the door. They saved her too!!! Happy day happy day!" My foster momma told me that Lulu was really sick and we couldn't be together right away. She was looking out for the both of us. She promised me that I would be able to see her once she was better though. She promised me she would help get her better!

We both went to the vet and I was in the car with her. She looked so bad. All I wanted to do was be with her. I kept trying to get out of my seat to go to the back of the car where she was. That darn puppy seat!! Well even though I still couldn't be next to her, at least she wasn't in the shelter anymore. She was going to get help now, too. We were going to be TOGETHER!

Initial Bio 9/9/16: Hello, My name is Toto, originally known as Todo. I felt a new life needed a new name. so I am starting this new stage as Toto. hehe. Anyway, I am 11 years young, 5.3 lb, male super stud.

All jokes aside, I am feeling soo down. All though I was rescued by a nice lady yesterday and am starting anew, I am heartbroken to think of the life I have lived. Recently, I had to leave my sister and best friend Lulu at the shelter. She was brought into the shelter at the same time as I was and in extremely bad shape, like I am. She was unable to be adopted the day I was. She is still there and, it breaks my heart that we had to be separated. I pray she has the same luck as I and is rescued.

The rest of my life had been full of neglect and heartbreak, as well. My owner didn't care about us, never took care of us and then dropped us off at the shelter when we got older. I have spent my whole life as an outside dog, no matter what the weather...never allowed to go inside...never loved. It is so hard to eat and I am terribly underweight. I have only a hand full of teeth and those are rotten, so it hurts so much to eat. Thankfully, my foster momma has some yummy soft food. I will be seeing a vet for my teeth, so my cute tongue will hang out a lil more than it already does. Since I was always outside, I never learned to be potty trained, but my foster momma is working on that.

I am so loving and spunky for being a senior. My foster momma says I am such a good boy. I would be a wonderful lap dog as I am a cuddler and love being petted and snuggled. I get along with other dogs. I just want to spend the rest of my life relaxing in a forever home with my forever family. I still have time to find one and reverse the heartache with some unconditional love, just like I am willing to give. Will you be that for me, please?


To date we've spent $1322.06 on Toto's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $735.00 in donations.
Please donate!

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

To fill out the adoption application for Toto click here.
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Bobby
Handsome Boy!
Florida
Bobby

Say Hello to Bobby! He is only 2 years old and weighs a very skinny 8.3 lbs, but would be a healthier weight if he gained a couple of pounds. Bobby is being fostered in Miramar, FL.

THANK YOU TO BOBBY'S RESCUE ANGELS!

Irene and Peter Havas

INITIAL BIO 03/01/2017: Hi Everybody! It's me, Bobby. It's been a crazy day for me. I was supposed to be adopted from the animal shelter yesterday, but the person never came, so they called United Yorkie Rescue; a really nice lady swept in and got me out of my cage, and here I am in my new foster mom's home.

I liked my new foster mom right away. I put my paws on her knees and I looked up at her with a smile on my face ‘cause I could tell that she liked me, and who wouldn't? I'm the best little dog that ever walked out of the shelter (that's what she said to me). I'm super skinny, right now, but I like my food, so in no time I'll round out a bit. As soon as we were settled in the car, I walked right over and curled up on her lap. I love laps. I am hoping that someone adopts me who wants a lap dog. I LOVE to cuddle.

I met foster mom’s other dogs, and I liked them right away, too. Foster Mom isn't sure how I feel about cats yet, because she doesn't have any, but she says I am so chill, that I'll probably just go with the flow.

I’m great on a leash, great on a walk, I never beg, and I'm happy if you just leave me to curl up in my bed alone if that's what you want me to do. My foster mom is just astounded that someone turned me into the shelter. She says I am the perfect little dog and that I am so cute and sweet and soft and fluffy that someone is going to be very lucky to have me. She says I deserve the best home ever. Are you that best home?

I am definitely a people dog so if you have time to dote on me, I will dote on you, too. I just love everyone I meet. I never bark and am just a total joy to be with. Well, it's time for a nap. What a relief to finally be able to sleep in peace, in a soft bed, with a sweet foster mom and fur-siblings to look over me. Love, Bobby


To date we've spent $241.52 on Bobby's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $20.00 in donations.
Please donate!

For more information, contact my foster parents at: g-papineau@hotmail.com.

To fill out the adoption application for Bobby click here.
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What a cutie-patootie!
Florida
Candy

Candy is the cutest, happiest, little Yorkie mix puppy. She is a year old and a perfect 10 pounds. Candy is being fostered in Boca Raton, FL.

3/24/17 Updated bio. Candy is a happy, healthy, and sweet one-year-old Yorkie mix. She has been keeping her new foster family very busy. Although she's the youngest, smallest, and newest member in her foster home, she lovingly demands all the attention!!

Candy is nonstop high energy and laughs. She loves to play with her new dog bother and sister. When they get tired she’ll find a toy to pacify her momentarily, then its back to chasing, wrestling and romping with the big dogs!

She will do best in a home with an active family, another young dog to play with, and definitely a fenced yard. She can be crated for short periods of time when necessary, but will do best in a home where she will not be crated.

Candy gets along well with everyone she meets. She is dog and kid friendly (well-behaved kids over 10 years old, please). When Candy runs out of steam she wants to cuddle. She will jump in your lap, give you puppy kisses, and fall asleep. Candy seems to be house trained and she rides nicely in a car. But Candy is energy plus and needs a family who will help allow her to expend her energy in a happy, positive way.

Please keep in mind Candy just turned a year old on March 23rd. She really needs a family who can give her at least a 15 year commitment of love and care.

Initial Bio 3/15/17 Candy just arrived at her foster home today, and she has not stopped playing with the other dogs in her foster home. She will be a year old on March 23rd and like any puppy she is full of puppy energy and puppy fun.

There is so much to learn about Candy as her foster parents get to know her and Candy settles into life in her foster home with her new foster family. Candy will get her well doggie check at the vet in a few days and we will know even more about her.

Stay tuned for more on cute Candy coming very soon.


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

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

To fill out the adoption application for Candy click here.
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Coco Bean
Florida
Coco Bean

Coco Bean is a precious yorkie, approximately 3 1/2 years old. She is a petite little girl at only 5 pounds. Coco Bean is being fostered in Lighthouse Point, FL

THANK YOU TO COCO BEAN'S RESCUE ANGELS!

Patricia Willis

Updated bio 3/14/17 Little Coco Bean is back as a United Yorkie Rescue pup. Her former adopter sadly had to surrender her because she was no longer able to care for little Coco Bean. Coco is such a sweet, adorable pup. Her new foster mom will soon be taking Coco Bean to the vet for a well doggie check. Coco had been taken care of in her former home and her vaccinations are all up to date. It is possible that Coco may be hearing impaired, which will be addressed at her vet visit. Her foster mom will also be working on her house training.

Coco Bean loves other dogs. As soon as she arrived at her foster home, she made friends with her new fur brother and sisters. She is a real cuddle bug and loves people. She enjoys sitting on her people's lap and getting kisses and giving kisses back, lots and lots of kisses. Coco's foster parents have learned that Coco needs a fenced yard. She loves running around in the yard at her foster home.

Being only 5 pounds Coco cannot be adopted into a home with children under the age of 13. Coco Bean is a very special pup. It will take a very special person or family to give her the forever home she so deserves.

Updated bio 11-16-15. Hi, it’s Coco here! I am a very cute 5 pound, 2 ½ year old girl. I am being fostered in Riverview, FL.

I've had a busy week! I was spayed and on medicine to clear up my icky ears and I just finished all of that. I seem to be doing well! I've been adjusting to my foster home and enjoying my new environment.

I am coming out of my shell now. I want you to know that I am a very personable and talkative girl! I am also pretty adventurous and like exploring things and playing with my foster friends. I am eating well and still working on potty training.... I know to go on a pee pad, but still learning about the grass as a better option!

Yesterday was a rough day because I learned the hard way about what a bee is! Ouch!!! We took a quick trip to the vet and I got some medicine to help sooth he sting. Now, I'm back to enjoying life and just waiting to be adopted!

Initial Bio 11/05/15: But, for being so little, Coco is full of personality! Coco came to UYR as a part of a 27 dog home. She was given food, love, and attention, but was medically neglected. Coco was relatively healthy but, recently given her first shots, microchipped, examined, and spayed. She had icky ears, which are being cleaned daily and treated to prevent any infection. She also has a knee issue, called a luxating patella, but it does not hold her back and the vet did not feel there was a need for surgical intervention, because she walks on it, although sometimes she will pick it up when she is running. It does not cause her pain. As she ages, this is something that could require additional attention over the years.

She has yet to have a dental cleaning, although her teeth were in decent shape, this is something that will be necessary within the next 6 months. Coco is a sweet little girl, very curious about her new environment and loves to be held and cuddled, she even asks for extra cuddle time when she feels she's being ignored. Because Coco is so small, she would be best suited for an adult home, with pets 10 pounds or less. Coco gets along well with other dogs and we feel she needs to be in a home with at least one other dog, because of her personality, we have not seen her with cats. She is very friendly and happy and would enjoy someone who works from home or is home frequently to give her lots of attention. She is getting adjusted to a more structured life and yesterday she stepped on grass for the first time ever, she is currently wee-pad trained. She is learning to walk on a leash and we are crate training to help with her potty routine to get her adjusted to going outside, which she seems to be learning quickly. Coco is truly a joy to foster and will be an amazing addition to a lucky family! Is it you? Please apply to adopt! Thank you

I've Been Adopted!

To date we've spent $896.51 on Coco Bean's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $250.00 in donations.
Please donate!

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

To fill out the adoption application for Coco Bean click here.
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Jerry
Florida
Jerry

Jerry is a little 8-year-old male Yorkie. He is only 5.6 pounds. Jerry is being fostered in Orlando, FL.

THANK YOU TO JERRY'S RESCUE ANGELS!

Wendy Fuhrmaneck

Initial Bio 3-25-17 Little Jerry was found on the streets and taken to the shelter. He remained in the shelter for a week hoping his owners would come find him. They never came. Little Jerry had two families wanting to adopt this sweet boy, but when they saw his medical issues they decided they couldn't make him their forever dog. So Jerry became a United Yorkie Rescue dog today, where he will receive the care and medical attention he so badly needs.

Jerry has a mass on his chest and he is occasionally limping on his rear legs. They shelter said he has luxating patellas in his hind legs which need to be looked at by a vet. He also had dental disease. It is the mass in his chest, however that is most concerning. Jerry has a vet appointment on Monday and his vet is going to give him a thorough check up. We are expecting that the mass will have to be removed and hopefully it will not be found to be cancerous. He will also need his teeth taken care of and we expect that he will probably lose some teeth during the surgery. We are hoping his knees are not bad enough that they require patella surgery, but the vet will let us know more about that.

Jerry's care will be costly, and we are asking our Angels to come through for him and donate to the sweet, little boy's care. We will know more about Jerry and what he will have to go through to get healthy on Monday. Jerry won't be ready for adoption until he is medically ready to go, this will probably include the mass removed, the dental, possible patella surgery, and his neuter.

Please come back soon to find out what the vet had to say about little Jerry.


To date we've spent $0 on Jerry's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $15.00 in donations.
Please donate!

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

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

Lucy Lu is 6 years old and weighs a skinny 8.5 lbs. This little sweet yorkie girl is being fostered in Orlando, FL. CURRENTLY WE ARE NOT ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR LUCY LU WHILE SHE UNDERGOES SOME ADDITIONAL TESTING FOR A POSSIBLE STOMACH ISSUE.

THANK YOU TO LUCY LU'S RESCUE ANGELS!

Loretta Dow, Wendy Fuhrmaneck, Nhung Le

Updated bio 3-14-17 Lucy Lu saw the vet this morning. She did more blood work to check liver functions along with a CBC. No parasites were found in her stool. Everything was normal, so the vet is not sure what is causing her stool to be loose. Rather than do more testing the vet opted to change Lucy's diet to see if that corrects the problem. She's now on venison. The vet may do more pancreatic testing. Lucy will return to her vet in 10 days for a follow up visit to see how she is doing. If the diet change fixes the problem, it will be about 3 weeks before she's ready for adoption. If diet is not the problem, it will take longer for her to be ready to be adopted as additional testing will be needed. We are not accepting applications for Lucy Lu until we know more about her prognosis and if the change in diet worked or further testing is needed.

Please help us continue to care for Lucy Lu by making a donation to her medical costs.

UPDATED BIO 03/07/2017: Hi, Lucy Lu here! I'm a sweet, happy girl. I'm 6 years old and weigh 8.5 pounds. The shelter didn't have any history on me because I was found wandering the streets.

I developed an upper respiratory infection while at the shelter, so they couldn't spay me. My respiratory infection is all cleared up, but I am having some tummy irritation and an ear infection. My new dogtor gave me medicine and some special food. I'm feeling much better now. Once I'm all better, I'll have my teeth cleaned and will be spayed. The vet also discovered a tarry substance between my right rear foot pads that was causing me to limp. It was removed and now I don't limp and it feels sooo much better. I guess I stepped on something in the mean streets.

I am a good girl and am house-trained, but I did have a few accidents when I first arrived at my Foster Mom's home. There were lots of new things I had to learn real quick, but I am working on letting her know my signals when I need to go outside.

I'm a polite girlie and I like my fur sister very much. I like the other people I have met along the way, although my Foster Mom doesn't know how I may be with young children. She said that it would be best if children in my forever home were at least 12 years old. I like dogs and cats, too. I don't chew anything I'm not supposed to. I love car rides and walks. I pull on the leash a little too much, but my Foster Mom is helping me to understand that is not a good idea.

My ideal home would be one where I have lots of love and I would really love it if I had a stay-at-home mom or dad that did not leave me home alone for a long time. I think I would also like a fur sister or brother to keep me company. Could my ideal home be with you? Think about it – I will give you lots and lots of love and be very faithful and loyal to you.

Initial Bio 3/1/17 Sweet little Lucy Lu spent the last 3 weeks in the shelter through no fault of her own. Someone came to adopt her, but because she developed an upper respiratory infection and could not get spayed she could not leave the shelter. Finally she was able to be rescued by United Yorkie Rescue and is now safe and secure in her foster home. Although she is 9 pounds, she is still a little too skinny. She needs to put on some weight. You can see her bones and that is not acceptable. Her foster mom will make sure she is eating a healthy diet of good quality food. She also has some hair loss that will be addressed and taken care of. She appears to be limping slightly on her left hind leg, which will be looked at as soon as she is taken to the vet. She was so happy to be out of the shelter she practically jumped into the car. Once she got securely fastened in, she sat down on her blanket for her freedom ride to her foster home.

Lucy Lu already had a nice medicated bath and is looking and feeling so much better. The picture of her standing is sad Lucy Lu at the shelter. The one with her lying on the carpet near her doggie bed, toys, and her water bowl, is Lucy Lu resting happily in her foster home. It's just amazing what some love and care can do.

Lucy Lu has a vet appointment very soon and we will know so much more about her. Lucy Lu will need to be spayed and have a thorough examination before she is ready for adoption. Pease check back soon when we know more about little Lucy Lu.


To date we've spent $368.94 on Lucy Lu's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $85.00 in donations.
Please donate!

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

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

Mickey is an adorable 5 year old 8.5 pound Yorkie boy. He is being fostered in Ft. Myers, FL.

THANK YOU TO MICKEY'S RESCUE ANGELS!

Constance Cook

UPDATED BIO 02/24/2017: Mickey has been in his foster home for a few days now, and is such an adorable and loveable little yorkie. He loves to be held, loves to play with his fur brothers, and enjoys riding in the car. He is already a bit spoiled and sleeps in bed right next to Foster Mom. Mickey is barking at the resident kitty cat, so a home without a cat would be preferable – especially for the cat.

Mickey loves to run outside so a fenced-in yard is needed, but also because he is a “runner”; for this reason, he must be carefully watched when opening an outside door since he will dart out. Foster Mom is working on this issue and he is improving. Mickey is not yet completely house-trained so he is currently sporting a belly band, but is already improving on that issue as well. Mickey had his teeth cleaned and is up to date on all vaccinations. He is ready for adoption, and is excited about going to his furever home. Could that be your home?

Initial bio 2/20/17 Mickey just arrived at his foster home today. There is so much to learn about this cutie. His foster mom just met him, but she said as soon as she knows what kind of pup this fellow is, a brand new bio and pictures will be coming. Stay tuned.


To date we've spent $0 on Mickey's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $25.00 in donations.
Please donate!

For more information, contact my foster parents at: Off2fl@gmail.com.

To fill out the adoption application for Mickey click here.
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Mikey - very handsome!

Mikey says "I love my baths!"
Florida
Mikey

Mikey is only about 4 years old and weighs 7.5 pounds. He is being fostered in Orlando, FL.

THANK YOU TO MIKEY'S RESCUE ANGELS!

John Sauser, Scott Savlov, Michael McCarthy, Sandra Wendt, Karry Rogers, Sandra Wendt, Phyllis Silverstein

UPDATED BIO 03/15/2017: Despite a rough start of being tied to a tree and abandoned at an apartment complex, Mikey is a bouncy, loving and funny boy who is ready for his forever home! He is a smart, comical love bug that loves nothing better than to spend time on the screened-in patio, either sunning himself or guarding the property. Because of that, a fenced backyard is a huge plus for his forever family to have.

Mikey’s other favorite pastimes are cuddling on his person's lap; sometimes on his back for tummy rubs, playing fetch and going for walks. He loves being close to his people and follows foster mom everywhere. He sleeps in bed and is the best cuddler. He loves his walks, although he is still leash-reactive but is getting better. “Leash-reactive” means that Mikey is on high alert when seeing another dog while walking and reacts strongly by barking and lunging. This is based on fear, not aggression. He is getting better and with further training and an understanding and patient forever parent, this may resolve.

Mikey loves his foster sister and his foster mom thinks that he would do best with a female companion in the home, or to be the only dog. He is almost 100% house-trained – what a smart boy! Foster mom taught him to sit, stay, come and touch and he learned these commands very quickly. He loves to learn and responds well. He is very active and alert, but calms down nicely.

PLEASE NOTE: Because of Mikey’s small size, he will only be adopted into a home with children over the age of 14. No exceptions.

UPDATED BIO 02/14/2017: Mikey is a bouncy, loving, athletic and funny boy who is ready for his forever home! He is a smart, comical love bug that loves nothing better than to spend time on the screened-in patio, either sunning himself or guarding the property. Because of that, a backyard is a must-have for Mikey’s forever home.

Mikey’s other favorite pastimes are cuddling on his person's lap, playing fetch with his 2 favorite toys and going for walks. He loves his walks, although he is still leash-reactive but is getting better. He is on high alert while seeing another dog while walking and reacts strongly by barking and lunging, especially at larger dogs. This is based on fear, not aggression. With further training and an understanding and patient forever parent, this may resolve.

Mikey is a very active young dog, but settles down nicely. He would be a perfect candidate for agility training, so if you have always to do that with your doggie, then Mikey would be a perfect match. Mikey loves his foster sister and his Foster Mom thinks that he would do best with a friendly and sweet female companion in the home, or he would be happy to be an only dog.

Mikey is almost 100% house-trained. Foster Mom taught him to sit, stay, come and touch and he learned these commands very quickly. He loves to learn and responds well – what a smart little boy!

UPDATED BIO 01-15-2017: Mikey is a bouncy, loving and funny boy who is ready for his forever home! He is a smart, comical love bug that loves nothing better than to spend time on the screened-in patio, either sunning himself or guarding the property. Because of that, a backyard is a huge plus.

Mikey’s other favorite pastimes are cuddling on his person's lap, playing fetch and going for walks. He loves his walks, although he is still leash-reactive but is getting better. He is on high alert while seeing another dog while walking and reacts strongly by barking and lunging, especially at larger dogs. This is based on fear, not aggression. With further training and an understanding and patient forever parent, this may resolve.

Mikey loves his foster sister and his foster mom thinks that he would do best with a female companion in the home, or to be the only dog. He is almost 100% house-trained. Foster mom taught him to sit, stay, come and touch and he learned these commands very quickly. He loves to learn and responds well.

He would be considered for homes with responsible children over 10 years old. If you want a cuddle bug, that will make you laugh, Mikey is your man!

UPDATED BIO 12-13-2016: Mikey is a happy, bouncy little guy who just wants attention and love, in spite of the past neglect in his young life, He gets along well with his foster sister, walks well on a leash and rides nicely in the car. Mikey’s foster parents have been working with him on his house-training and are happy to report that he is almost 100% house- trained. What a smart boy!

Mikey’s former owners apparently didn’t spend much time training him in any manner, and that is also evident when he goes on walks and encounters other dogs.

Mikey is very leash reactive. This means that he is conflicted about or fearful of other dogs when he encounters another dog while he is on-leash. In other words, when he sees another dog while walking on a leash he reacts negatively by lunging and barking. His Foster Mom is working with him on this issue. Mikey is a smart little boy and with repetition and perhaps a slightly different type of head harness, this behavior can be resolved.

Mikey’s perfect home would be one where he has a kind and calm family who understands that something that happened to him in the past has made him react fearfully when on-leash. Foster Mom taught him to sit and come very quickly, so he learns quickly, but needs the right type of owner that understands him, and why he is reactive on-leash. Mikey is very athletic and curious about his surroundings, so a fenced backyard would be a plus. Because he loves to be active, Mikey may be a great candidate for Agility Training. This will also build his confidence with himself and other dogs.

He is not afraid of anything and is very comical.

Mikey sleeps nicely in a crate in his foster home, but Foster Mom thinks that he would love to cuddle in bed at night with his humans. He loves to play with toys and is a very good watchdog. He loves nothing more than to be with his people. He follows Foster Mom and Dad everywhere and loves to be held and kissed and, of course, have his belly rubbed as he lays on his back. He will be available to go to his new family by Christmas. Could your family be the perfect home for sweet Mikey?

NOTE: Mikey would do best in a home with with calm and responsible children over the age of 10.

Initial Bio 11-15-16 This sweet, loving boy was abandoned and neglected until United Yorkie Rescue took him in. He was full of fleas. He has some hair loss on his back from the flea bites. He also has hard scabs from where fleas had already attacked him. He is now on antibiotics and flea medication. He should be fully recovered from this in a few weeks. Mikey is not yet neutered. He will need a dental and the rest of his vaccinations. That will happen pretty soon and by the beginning of the new year Mikey will be ready for his forever home.

Mikey has only been in his foster home a very short time, but his foster parents have already seen what a sweet, affectionate, cuddle pup he is. He loves to sit on their lap and give kisses. They believe he is house trained. He walks nicely on a leash and did great in the car. He will go into his crate, but would prefer to be with his people. He is getting along fine with his foster sister.

Mikey is just the cutest fellow ever. Wouldn't this special boy make the right family's New Year a very happy one?

Could that family by you?


To date we've spent $1162.21 on Mikey's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $415.00 in donations.
Please donate!

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

To fill out the adoption application for Mikey click here.
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Nemo now!

Yup. I am cute all right.
Florida
Nemo

Nemo is a little Yorkie boy who is approximately 6 years old. He weighs 9.5 pounds. Nemo is being fostered in West Palm Beach, FL.

THANK YOU TO NEMO'S RESCUE ANGELS!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


To date we've spent $1147.50 on Nemo's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $730.00 in donations.
Please donate!

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

To fill out the adoption application for Nemo click here.
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Poopsie
Florida
Poopsie

Meet Poopsie! She is an adorable little girl. Poopsie is 11 years young and weighs 7 pounds. She is being fostered in The Villages, FL..

INITIAL BIO 03/11/2017: Poopsie came into rescue just today - her human dad was ill and no longer able to care for her. She came in with her daughter, Honey. Even though they have always been together, they can be adopted separately and are in different foster homes. Poopsie's foster mom & dad are just getting to know her, so stay tuned for more info on this sweet little senior girlie!


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

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

To fill out the adoption application for Poopsie click here.
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Rocky G - running to my forever home

Rocky G says - are you looking for me to love?
Florida
Rocky G

Rocky G. is 12 years young weighs 10 pounds. He is being fostered in Miami, FL. Rocky has turned out to be such a special boy...but he still needs donations to help continue to pay for his eye medications..

THANK YOU TO ROCKY G'S RESCUE ANGELS!

Holly Stavis, Barbara Carvalho, Irene and Peter Havas in memory of Vanessa and Buddy, Wendy D'Uva, Sandra Spencer, Jan Freeman, Barbara Carvalho, Mercy Rock, Karry Rogers, Gina Hart, Wendy Fuhrmaneck, Elizabeth Giannone, Sandra Wendt, Wendy Fuhrmaneck, David and Linda Rothrock, Paul Sherman, Christie Rider, Susan Petrowski, Judith Graham Burgess, Mathew Scott Gann, Jane St. John, Terry Danner, Sandra Wendt, Alfred Maiorino, Nancy Smith, Connie Pfeiffer, Rebecca Lansing, Janet Levine, Angela Heath, Elizabeth Veilleux, Gail Marino, John Sauser, Nick Genther, Nichole Laiuvara, Michael Catanzaro, Helen Plowy, Angelina Shmidt, Karry Rogers, Holly Stavis

UPDATED BIO 03/17/2017: Hi everybody! It's me again, Rocky :) Not much new is happening. Life is pretty chill and I spend most of my day sleeping (it is one of my top 5 favorite things to do). Life is good and I don't have anything really to complain about. My sister is still pretty annoying, but I just tolerate her with a big sigh because she'll never change.

Foster Mom did bring us a new dog recently. His name is Bob and he seems pretty cool. Mom really seems to like him, so he took some of my attention away when he got here, but I'm a patient guy, so it was no biggie. If I could spend the rest of my life on a lap, though, I'd be the happiest dog ever.

My eyes are still not perfect, but the drops and the coconut oil Mom uses works pretty well. Some really good news is that I am now able to close my eyes entirely. Mom caught me sleeping with my eyes closed this weekend and made a huge deal about it, she was so happy. So, for you dry eye guys out there, tell your families about this coconut oil thing. It has to be the pure virgin stuff, though. It works great on me.

Well, you caught me in the middle of the day, so I gotta get back to my nap. Gotta be awake for when Mom comes home so I can try to sit on her lap all night. Hey, we all have jobs to do and that one's mine.

Love,

Rocky

UPDATED BIO 01-27-2017: Hi Everybody! It’s me, again, Rocky ☺ I’m still doing great in my foster home - just chillin’ and stuff. My favorite thing to do is sleep, preferably next to someone warm who doesn’t like to get up very often. Unfortunately, my foster mom gets up all the time, but I’m patient and I wait for her to come back and then I snuggle back in.

My eyes are pretty much the same; I have two bum eyes, but one is doing okay with all the meds, so hopefully if I do have to lose one in the future, I’ll get to keep the good one. The drops and the coconut oil that foster mom puts in them are working pretty well. Oh, I’m still on two kinds of prescription meds for my eyes - one is this specially compounded stuff that costs about $80 a month and helps tear production in my very dry eyes, and the other one is a steroid and costs $30 a month. Foster mom said it would be awesome if I had someone called a “sponsor” to help UYR pay for my monthly eye meds, which I will need for the rest of my life.

I take everything with a huge batch of grateful for all the other good stuff in my life. Life was not always as good as it is now in my foster home. If you look at my earlier messages, I was a big mess when I came into UYR, but I’m a happy camper now.

Ok, so what happened in my life lately? Well, foster mom found a bump on my back, so she shaved me all down (I hate that) and I had a little crusty stuff happening on my skin, but a couple of medicated baths took care of it. I’ll probably just wear the short coat from now on in order to keep this under control.

What else? Turns out I’m a pretty good traveler. We drove around the country at Christmas and so that was a new adventure. I’m usually on alert in the car and really just look forward the hotel rooms, which contain A) a bed B) food and C) foster mom.

How’s life at home? Well, my Sister is still really obnoxious. She’s like 1,000 years old and never sits down for long. She’s so old she is no longer potty trained, and the worst part is, she has no compunction about walking over my head if she feels like it. Mom says that she was a rescue like 8 years ago and was in some really bad situations. So now, Mom does whatever Sister wants to make up for it all. Foster Mom’s friend jokes that Sister is something called nouveau riche – I don’t know what that means, but probably means she is really spoiled. Since Mom just indulges our every whim, I think she is perpetuating whatever is wrong with her, but at least I am a good boy. Mom says I am the perfect dog and she says she doesn’t care about indulging either of us, because she is making up for all the bad years.

I’m never aggressive with Sister, even when she walks on my head. I’ll growl at her if she is invading my personal space in a way that is obnoxious, but I just do a little rumble. I like her if she just wants to curl up next to me, but I really hate being disturbed during my rest.

Some interesting things about me ……. my favorite things are as follows: A) food B) water C) curling up on foster mom’s lap D) napping E) going outside to do my business (I never, ever use the floor as a bathroom) F) going to sleep at night. My least favorite things are…… A) baths B) vets C) any nonsense, especially my Sister walking on my head (did I mention that?).

I think that’s it for now! Hope everyone is enjoying the New Year – I know I am cuz’ I’ve got it good in my foster home.

Love, Rocky

UPDATED BIO 12-13-2016: Hi Everybody! It’s me - Rocky G. Things are going pretty well for me here in Florida. We had a break-in at my house, but I am fine. The person or persons who broke in just took a few things and they shut the doors when they left, so I was lucky that I didn’t wander out into the street to find them and get my foster mom’s stuff back. She says she doesn’t care about any of that stuff and was just glad that nothing happened to me. I know how to handle myself! Foster mom says that I must not have given them any trouble, because I’m okay, but I was kind of freaked-out because I pee pee’d on her bed, and I never, ever pee pee anywhere in the house. Luckily, foster mom had a mattress cover on, so my nice big bed is fine, too. She says we have security now and a camera, so I feel pretty good about that.

My foster mom says she likes to spy on us while she is at work sometimes and we are her favorite reality tv show, whatever that means. I mostly just lounge around all day anyway, so I’m not sure why that might be entertaining. Anyway, I went to the vet for another check-up and my eyesight still isn’t great, but since foster mom found out about coconut oil, my eyes feel so much better and she says it’s much easier to clean them. I still have my eyes cleaned several times a day, but now she doesn’t have to make me sit while she rinses and soaks them and she doesn’t have to wipe them with anything other than her clean hands, because with the coconut oil, the eye goop just slides right off.

I’m still on two kinds of prescription meds - one is this specially compounded stuff that costs about $80 a month and helps tear production in my very dry eyes, and the other one is $30 a month and is a steroid. Between the two meds, it looks as if I will be able to keep my eyes, because no one has been talking about removing them like they did when I first arrived in my foster home. I’ve seen so many doctors about my eyes, so I am happy that I won’t have to run around so much trying to find someone who can figure out what I’m trying to say.

I’m in pretty good health except for the eye stuff. I’m a young 12 years old, and I don’t play with toys or run around like a puppy – guess it might have something to do with my legs being bow-legged? Foster mom says she thinks I was put in a cage when I was a puppy and wasn’t able to stand up. She does think it’s cute, though, when I do try to run because she says from behind, I don’t run like a normal dog, but I kick my back legs out individually kind of like a dancer. My fur-sister and I are getting along great. She’s super old, and she was a rescue, too. We don’t play together like foster mom says other dogs do, but sometimes foster mom wakes up at night and my fur-sister and I are doing this thing called “spooning” and she laughs.

The lady at the vet laughed at my foster mom the last time she was there to pick up more meds and food (we are both on special prescription food) and said that she was running a geriatric home for dogs. Foster mom says she wishes she could have ten more senior doggies like us. Now that I’ve found a person who likes me (foster mom always says I am the best dog ever) and is nice to me, I try to stick by her side every second she is home and I’ve even growled at a few people who hovered over us too close (oh oh!). I don’t have any teeth left, so I’m not sure why they were startled. For the most part, I like other people just fine. I’m not scared of them and if they want to pet me, then that’s ok. Other dogs aren’t a problem, either. I don’t growl or get weird around other dogs.

What I really want to do is just cuddle up next to foster mom and stay there until she has to get up to do something…..well, unless it’s to give me a bath. I hate baths. When she gives me a bath, I just let her without any trouble, but when I get out, I really lay it on thick. I flail around rubbing myself into the towel, making all kinds of noises to let her know exactly how I feel about it. She just laughs at me and tells me to get over myself.

I do love it when foster mom pets and scratches me and talks to me and tells me how great I am, but I’m not having it after she gives me a bath. You gotta draw the line somewhere, am I right? I am pretty great, though, I have to admit she is right about that. I am just cool and chill and I never do anything wrong. I think everyone should go to the shelter and pick up a senior dog just like me and they will also find out how great us older dogs are. And then they can have a new friend who will love them forever and everyone can be as happy as I am. Yup, I’m a happy dog. Do you have room for me in your home? I would love you forever and ever…….and ever.

Updated bio 11-4-16 Hi Everyone! It’s me again, Rocky G.! I’m doing really great! I’m on my new food for my kidneys and that’s going pretty well. The stuff made me throw up at first, but I’m used to it now. The best part is that my eyes are SO much better! I’m on two different kinds of prescription drops that cost $150 together about every two months, and these help, but the BEST thing ever is my foster mom started putting extra virgin coconut oil in my eyes twice and day and this has made the biggest difference ever! I still don’t see very well, but there hasn’t been any recent talk about having surgery lately, so that’s a good thing since I can still see light and dark and some shadows.

I’m still doing really great with not using the house as a bathroom (I still don’t understand why any dog would want to do that) and I really like being home. When we travel, I’m cool, but I’m always on the alert and don’t relax too much. I like to sleep pretty much all day in order to conserve my energy because when my foster mom gets home, I like to glue myself to her side. I don’t get weird if she has to get up and do other stuff, though (I’m not pushy), but I will sit up and listen for her until she sits down again. Boy, do I love it if she’s there and I can just lie next to her and get a nice pet and a scratch or two. I sigh deeply and snuggle in. It’s the best part of my day.

Anyway, gotta go, getting sleepy.

Love,

Rocky G.

UPDATED BIO: 8-25-16 Hi everyone! It's me again, Rocky G. I've had a busy summer. I spent a month in Indiana with my mom (I had surgery while I was there so that was no good) and then when we went back home to Miami we moved into a new house. I like my new house because there are no stairs and there are lots of soft things to lie on. My mom says she's happy, too, because she doesn't have to carry me down three flights of stairs anymore to take me outside. I definitely can't do stairs because I really can’t see much of anything. I also have my very own yard now. I go out there and flip over on my back and roll in all the smells. Mom laughs at me, but it is awesome. I loveto smell stuff. I stop and smell everything on my walks and all over my yard. The world is full of smells and it's amazing! Hey, when you can't see so good, you gotta smell, right?

You guys probably want to hear about my surgery. Well, the hernia is all gone and my stitches healed up perfectly and I am feeling SO much better. And the new eye meds the last eye doc put me on are working pretty good. I don't see much better, but I'm not feeling like I have to scratch at my eyes all the time as much now. I'm also able to close my eyes a little on my own, which is new because they are not so dry. I'm still on like 4 different kinds of drops, but it's okay. I'm really a good dog, and I sit patiently a bunch of times a day while the drops go in.

Oh, I almost forgot to tell you, the doc who did my surgery took my blood and said that I have something called kidney failure, so they put me on a new food that was supposed to help, but man, did that food make me sick! I threw up all over my new house and I hit everything! My mom took me off that food right away and now I feel so much better. I am not sure what kidney failure means, but I feel healthy and I’m sure a happy guy.

Well, I gotta go. I spend most of the day sleeping and I gotta get back to that. Hope all your summers were great! And by the way, all those eye drops and my surgery sure did cost a lot of money. Maybe you can donate a little to me for all that because I am the boy who would be so worth it. You know I’m worth a couple of bucks, at least, and thanks for that.

Love you all, Rocky G.

Updated bio 7-29-16 Hi Everyone! It’s me, Rocky. Hope all your summers have been great!

I’ve had a bit of a rough go of it lately. The rescue sent me to a new doctor for my eyes and she wants to try a new medicine before we decide what to do about the surgery. Everyone is really hoping that I’ll be able to keep my sight (me especially). The new doc was nice and all, so that wasn’t so bad, but what was NO fun was I had a hernia surgery done about a week ago, so I’ve been feeling yucky lately. The doctor said that my hernia was a really big one and very old so it was a toughie, but I’m a trooper, and I made it through just fine. I’m feeling better every day, too, but we have to be really careful of my stiches since it took so many to put me back together. My mom checks me all the time and she says I look a lot better. She says that I am in really good spirits, too, and now that she’s with me all day, all I want to do is lay on her lap. I’m most happy when we sit in the rocking chair and rock and rock (hey, maybe that’s how I got my name?). I just drape myself in her arms and drift off. It’s the best! I’d stay there all day and night. I also love my sister now. When Mom’s out, we curl up together in the bed. Just so you know I am house trained and just about the greatest dog ever. Almost ever, because then there are these things called CATS!

My mom found out something else about me just the other day. I am not a fan of CATS! We were outside last week and this CAT! came up to me. I didn’t know what it was at first, I don’t see very well if you remember, but after I few seconds, I smelled that it was a CAT! and I nearly jumped out of my skin. Dogs are fine, I’ve met plenty of those, no problem, but, whew! CATS! are a totally different story.

Anyway, I’m feeling a little bit tired, especially after thinking about that CAT! so I gotta go for now. I’ll let you know how I am doing soon! And oh yeah, just a reminder I am still costing a lot of money because before I became a United Yorkie Rescue super star I wasn’t taken care of very well and now I need all this medicine and surgeries. I am getting better and better, but if you could maybe help United Yorkie Rescue a little and give them some money for me, hey that would be about fantastic, because I am really worth it. Like I said I am a Super Star.

Love you all, Rocky

Update 6/11/16: Hi Everyone! It’s me again, Rocky! Well, it’s been a rough go lately. I went to a doggie eye specialist and he tried a couple of not fun things. I wouldn’t mind so much, but they didn’t work very well because my eyes are still so damaged by so many years of neglect and abuse.

My vet is looking at other options to help my eyes. The vet said that someone cut off my third eyelid when I was a puppy so that I would look okay enough to be sold and this has made my problem much worse. Because no one took care of me for ten years, and my eyes hurt so much the whole time, I was constantly scratching at them and now they are really bad. The good news is the medicine and drops I am on, and there are 5 of them, are working pretty okay, so hopefully we can find something that will fix my eyes once and for all. I can sort of see now, but not too well and I really want to see because I haven’t been able to see much for a long long time..

I am hoping that some nice people will be able to help with the cost.Whatever they decide about my eyes I know it probably will be really expensive. My foster mom says that some people have already been nice and have donated some money to help me, and I want to thank them from the bottom of my heart. I also want to thank the nice lady who sent me this awesome soft blanket you see in the picture, and for all the prayers she and her friends are giving for me.

Other than that, things are really good. My foster mom says that I am the sweetest little dog in the whole world. I just love to curl up on her lap, go on my walks, and hang out with my foster sister. I wasn’t sure about people or other dogs before I got here, but now I just love everyone and everyone loves me! My foster mom is pretty sure I spent my whole life confined either in a cage or in someone’s backyard. I was full of dirt when she picked me up from the shelter. My eyes were so coated with junk that I couldn’t close my eyes and I couldn’t see anything, so I just walked around bumping into everything. Now, I can see a little bit and it’s really great! I still sleep with my eyes open, but the vet says that when he fixes my tear duct he will also fix my eyelids so I can blink again. I guess I did a lot of damage to them when I was trying not to hurt all the time.

Anyway, that’s it for now! God bless everyone who has helped, and for all your prayers and best wishes. Please remember me and help me get done what is needed to make my eyes better. What ever you can donate would be so great. I’ve got lots of years left in me, lots and lots, and I would love to be able to finally be a seeing kind of dog .

Love, Rocky

Updated Bio 4/25/16 Hi everyone, It's me again, Rocky. Man, I gotta tell you guys that being a part of a family is seriously the BEST thing. I never gave much mind to people when I first got here and when someone tried to pet me, I flinched 'cause it was scary. I was used to keeping to myself, you know, but I gotta tell you, nice people are the best. I'm not pushy, but I love attention when I get it and I'm so happy to see my mom now that I wag my tail. I've also learned that curling up next to a person is SO nice, so if you pick me up and put me in a chair with you, I'll lay there peaceful and quiet as long as you want. I really like it when I get a nice scratch behind my ears, too, but I'm never pushy. If you don't have time, that's ok. I'm fine finding a nice soft spot to curl up on the floor. My foster mom says that I am so sweet and I thought that was funny. I'm not sure what there could possibly be to fuss about! I never bark, I never EVER potty on the floor and she says that's kind of unusual with us little guys. I still can't see all that well, but you'd never know it. My mom cleans my eyes out twice a day and puts my drops in and I sit there patiently until she's done. My eyesight isn't great, but I don't bump into anything because I memorize the room and I can see stuff if it's close enough. And the walks! Walks are the best! You'd never know I had bad eyesight watching me on my walks. Sometimes other dogs walk over and I like them, too. My mom says that I'm really smart and I'm the very best listener. A couple of times I put my paws up on the side of her bed because I thought she might like to go outside. Apparently, it was 2am, which must be code for she didn't and she said "Rocky, no," so I just shrugged my shoulders and went back to my bed and fell asleep. She didn't have to yell or tell me twice. I'm no dummy, after all, I understand what no means. Anyway, life is great and every day just keeps getting better. That's it for now!

Rocky

Updated bio 3-18-16 Rocky is a very special, 11 year old senior pup. He weighs 8 pounds. Rocky is being fostered in Miramar, FL.

Hi everyone! It's me, Rocky. Oh man, do I feel better! When I first got to my foster mom's house, I felt terrible. I couldn't walk without falling over. I couldn't see anything and all I wanted to do was lay on this new soft thing called a pillow. I wasn't sure about everything at first, my foster mom kept giving me these baths and making me take this yucky medicine and used this loud thing that took off all my matted hair. Well, it's one week later and I feel awesome! I'm not bumping into things anymore and I love, love, love, going on my walks. I don't even mind the leash now. I never ever go to the bathroom on the floor, even if it takes my foster mom longer to get home from work than usual.

After living outside that whole time, I appreciate a nice clean place. Hey, you gotta have standards, right? I almost forgot to tell you about my teeth. It's kind of weird not having them anymore, but it hurts so much less now and the vet says that those teeth were infected and making me sick. My foster mom told me not to worry about not having them, my foster sister doesn't have any teeth either, and she eats just fine and is cute as a button. Our mom says that she'll save a lot of money on teeth cleanings, too, whatever that means. Anyway, if you're looking for a dog that is cool and chill and just happy to hang out, we should talk.

Initial bio 3-8-16 The first thing Rocky's foster mom thought when she rescued him from the animal shelter was that he was the saddest, most pathetic looking dog she had ever seen. His coat was serenely matted, his nails were long and overgrown, he was dirty and smelled pretty bad. He has periodontal disease and he will need a dental right away., so his breath was awful. But the worst was his eyes. He may be blind or blind in one eye. He has severe dry eye and the infection from his mouth is not helping the infection in his eyes.

Rocky has been at the vet clinic since yesterday getting cared for. He lost all his teeth during the dental.They just fell out in the vet's hand they were so rotted away. The vet removed some gunk from his eyes and will try to get more off later. It may be possible that he can see shadows. His eye pressure is lower than it should be so he will need eye drops to correct that. Rocky is spending his second night at the vet clinic and will come home to his foster home tomorrow. He will be bathed and groomed and now that his teeth are fixed and his eyes cared for he will be beautiful and smell wonderful.

The time Rocky did spend with his foster mom, she said he was the sweetest dog and just wanted to be loved. He seems very good natured and wants to please. We are not sure about much else with Rocky. We will know a lot more after his stay at the vet and he is recovering in his foster home.

This sweet boy will make a great pet for a senior couple or individual who wants a wonderful dog to love and cuddle with. Please help us with Rocky G and donate to his care.


To date we've spent $2134.52 on Rocky G's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $1864.00 in donations.
Please donate!

For more information, contact my foster parents at: g-papineau@hotmail.com.

To fill out the adoption application for Rocky G click here.
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Scruffy - shaved down

Scruffy - beautiful coat
Florida
Scruffy

Say Hello to Scruffy the adorable Yorkie Mix. Scruffy may be a Shorkie - a Shih Tzu/Yorkie Mix. He is 8 years old and weighs 9 lbs. Scruffy is being fostered in Dunedin, FL.

THANK YOU TO SCRUFFY'S RESCUE ANGELS!

Teresa Beament, Wendy Fuhrmaneck

Updated Bio 03/17/2017: Scruffy here! I’ve been having lots of fun hanging out at my foster parents’ home and am ready to find a place to call my furever home. I have some separation anxiety when I’m left alone and sometimes I chew things I shouldn’t, but foster mom is working with me on that. My perfect home would be one where there was at least one stay-at-home parent so that I’m not left alone for long and lonely hours.

I’m an easy-going fella and I get along good with my foster siblings, and even the cat, although I do like to chase him when he starts to run. Because of my overbite, it looks like I smile a lot, which I do, and foster mom thinks that is a hoot. The vet says there’s nothing that can be done about my overbite, and he thinks it just makes me cuter. I agree with him. Overbite + Smile = Sweet & Spicy Scruffy.

If you think you can take me into your home and love me forever, fill out an application and let my foster mom know!

UPDATED BIO 02/12/2017: If you’re looking for a dog who loves to be with you, enjoys cuddling on the couch, gives kisses galore and smiles at you when he’s happy – then look no further – Scruffy is your boy! There’s nothing cuter than a smiling dog who is oh so happy to see you.

Scruffy gets along great with other dogs and even kitty cats, and wants nothing more than to please his person. He enjoys playing with his fur siblings, but also loves to snuggle on the couch with his human. He’s mostly house-trained, but sometimes has accidents in the house. Foster Mom feels with more training and repetition, he will eventually be 100% house-trained. He also walks well on a leash and behaves himself when company comes over. He’s such a smart and loving boy!

Scruffy has had his dental and neuter, and is now ready for his forever home. If you think he may be the one for you, then fill out an application to make sweet and adorable Scruffy your new family member!

Initial Bio 11-29-16 Scruffy just arrived at his foster home. Scruffy was just the perfect name for him. He was a matted dirty fellow who was in desperate need of a bath and a grooming. His foster mom said he didn't smell very good either.

It seems Scruffy was left abandoned by his family. A very nice lady took him in, but was unable to keep him and give him the care he badly needed. She contacted United Yorkie Recuse. We knew we had to get this baby and take care of him. And so Scruffy became a United Yorkie Rescue pup.

Scruffy's first visit, after arriving at his foster home, was to the groomer where he got a bath and a shave down. After his wonderful spa treatment, he made a trip to the vet. He needs all his vaccinations, a dental, and to be neutered. The vet said in spite of all that, he is a pretty healthy guy.

Scruffy has the cutest little over bite, which is why we think he may be a mix of a Shih Tzu and a Yorkie or a Shorkie. Although Scruffy just arrived his foster parents believe he housetrained. He gets along great with the other dogs in the home and has shown no aggressive behaviors towards them or anyone. He is very well behaved and has fit in with the pack nicely. He was very good at the groomers and at the vet. He rides very nicely in his crate in the car. He walks well on the leash. Scruffy seems to be a really good dog.

There is still a lot more to learn about Scruffy, but his foster parents think he would do well in a home with kids over the age of 12 and even another dog or two.

As soon is Scruffy has his vaccinations and dental and is neutered he will be ready for his forever home. If you are interested in this great little guy please fill out an adoption application for him.


To date we've spent $797.85 on Scruffy's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $25.00 in donations.
Please donate!

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

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

Yogi - loving life Part II
Florida
Yogi

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

THANK YOU TO YOGI'S RESCUE ANGELS!

Jane St. John, Daniela Camacho, Wendy Fuhrmaneck, Karry Rogers, Mercy Rock, Ilene Rand, Janet Davidson, Georgia Roode, Vito Russo, Becky Cohen, Regina Brantley

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


To date we've spent $2057.04 on Yogi's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $480.00 in donations.
Please donate!

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

To fill out the adoption application for Yogi click here.
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Zozo

Zozo says "Yes, I am cute".
Florida
Zozo

Zozo is a young, very adorable, sweet Yorkie mix. He is only 2.5 years old, and weighs 20 wonderful, loving pounds. Zozo is being fostered in Leesburg, FL. .

THANK YOU TO ZOZO'S RESCUE ANGELS!

Teresa Beament

Updated bio 3/16/17 Zozo wants to tell you about what a great dog he his.

Hello, my name is Zozo and I am looking for my forever and ever family. I am the perfect size and age for a family with some well-behaved kids who are maybe around 9 or 10 years old and older. I would like also another young dog to play with me if you have one. I love to run around and try to catch squirrels in the fenced backyard, so if you have a fenced yard for me that would be so great. I love everyone and I get along great with other dogs. I’m almost perfect if I must say so myself.

I am the best boy you could ever want. Here are all the great things about me: I am a great eater, I will sleep in my crate all night if I have to, but if you let me sleep with you I would be so happy to be your bed buddy. I ride nicely in the car, and I am okay on the leash, except I might pull a little sometimes, since I have so much to see and smell. I am pretty much house trained, I know to do my business outside. I love everyone and there’s no one I don’t get along with whether you have two feet or four.

I am a young fellow. The vet says I might be around 2 years old. I have had all my vaccinations, I had my teeth cleaned, and I finally got that operation, you know the one that means I can’t ever make little puppies. My life wasn’t always so happy. I had a bit of a rough start in my short life. I somehow found myself on the streets alone, and then it happened. A car hit me, and the shelter people came and picked me up and took me to the shelter. The people at the shelter tried to get someone to rescue me to fix what the car did, but no one came for days and days. Then when it was not looing so good for me, and it seemed no one was coming to get me out of the shelter, and it was almost hopeless, someone did come. They wrapped me in a blanket and took me from the shelter right to the doggie doctor. I spent a whole month at the nice doctor’s clinic. They were so nice to me. They gave me my funny name Zozo and they fixed me up. I couldn’t walk at all when I got there, and now I can walk, and run, and even jump like a jumping bean. While I was there took some pictures of my insides and found that my left shoulder had really bad nerve damage that could not be fixed. Because of this my left leg doesn’t work so well. Sometimes I don’t use it and sometimes I do. Mostly I don’t put it down, but when I am running, and I do like to run, I run on all four feet. My nice vet said there was nothing that could be done to make it better, but it won’t ever get worse either and it is what it is. Sometimes I get a little floppy because of that leg and my foster mom and dad call me a big, adorable, floppy puppy, and then they will scratch my chin and my face and give me a big kiss.

If you would like an almost perfect pup, one that loves to cuddle and give kisses, I am your guy. A fellow who likes to run and play you should pick me to be yours. My foster mom and dad said I am about the best pup they have every known and anyone who adopts me will be the luckiest people ever. So get lucky and put in an adoption application for me. You won’t be sorry.

Initial bio 2/16/17 Zozo is such a sweet, friendly, happy young dog. This is in spite of all he is been through in his very short life. He was found on the street and it was thought he was hit by a car. He couldn't walk; he appeared to be paralyzed in all four limbs. He was a very sick guy. The call went out for someone to rescue this hurt boy. No one came, then 30 minutes before he was to be euthanized someone did come and get him and rush him to the vet. Zozo then spent the whole of last month at the veterinary clinic being treated for something no one expected. It is very possible after taking X-rays that Zozo was hit by a car, but that is not the worst. Poor Zozo was covered with ticks. That's right Ticks! After shaving off his matted hair the staff at the vet clinic realized he was not paralyzed from being hit by a car, but from the hundreds of tick all over his body feeding on his blood. The vet staff picked off every tick, began treating his amenia and other effects of the tick infestation, along with what may have happened to him due to the possibility of being hit by a car. Zozo started on his road to a very slow recovery. X-rays showed that there is possible damage to his left front leg, which he still doesn't put down. There may also be some shoulder and spinal trauma. It took several weeks, but Zozo can now not only walk, he can also run, jump, and climb. He is not fully healed; he is still unsteady on his feet and will sometimes flop over when he runs. His left leg still is not weight bearing, and he is dealing with an upper respiratory infection with the help of antibiotics.

Although he has only been in his foster home a very short time his foster parents already know that sweeter, friendlier, happier dog you will never meet. He loves everyone the minute he sees them. He wants every dog to be his friend and play with him. He wants every person to love him, and pick him up, and let him be their baby. Zozo is a big fellow at 20 pounds so he would be a great family dog. He would do well in a home with kids over the age of 8. He would love another young energetic dog to play with. He likes to run around the backyard in his foster home, so a fenced yard would be important to Zozo. He doesn't like to be alone very long so having someone home a lot of the time would be perfect for him.

Zozo has a vet appointment very soon. He will be checked out thoroughly to see what needs to continue to be done for him. Hopefully we can see if his left leg is still usable and can be fixed. He will need to be neutered and recover from his respiratory infection before he can be adopted. More will be coming when we have all that information on Zozo and know his prognosis. Please check back very soon.

Adoption Pending

To date we've spent $137.49 on Zozo's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $15.00 in donations.
Please donate!

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

To fill out the adoption application for Zozo click here.
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Beautiful Diva
Georgia
Diva

Diva is an adorable 3 year old, 8.5 pound little Yorkie diva darling. She is being fostered in Suwanee, GA.

THANK YOU TO DIVA'S RESCUE ANGELS!

Sarah Northmore

Updated Bio 2/21/17

Diva is a complete love bug and follows her foster dads everywhere. She loves to cuddle in the bed and on the sofa. She has a tendency to eat more than she needs so we are monitoring her feeding times. Diva loves treats and toys and prefers walks to off leash time. She is just a puppy so an accident here and there inside is understandable but Diva is 99% house-trained and any accidents are probably her foster dad's fault more than Diva's. Diva has decided she likes to be called "DeeDee" and answers to it better than her original name. Although when her attention has to be grabbed to keep her out of trouble "Diva" works just as well as when you mother called you by your full name. Diva has not been around children and it is impossible to say at this time how she would do with anyone under twelve or so. Potential adopters with children must be local so that Diva's interaction with them can be observed as part of the home visit.

Initial Bio 1-4-17 Happy and Bright, Miss Diva is so ready to love and be loved unconditionally. It's not clear that she's ever had that kind of love before. She is ready to learn and eager to please. She is so happy to see and be seen that she bounces off the walls with joy whenever she gets any attention. She just arrived and we are getting to know her but other than not being a cat person she's a plus in every other way.

There will be more coming very soon on our pretty little Diva darling as her foster parents get to know her.


To date we've spent $257.00 on Diva's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $10.00 in donations.
Please donate!

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

To fill out the adoption application for Diva click here.
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Buddy
Illinois
Buddy

Meet Buddy. Buddy is a sweet, quiet boy who is 12 years old, weighs about 11 pounds, and is residing in Canton, IL.

THANK YOU TO BUDDY'S RESCUE ANGELS!

Heather Warwin, Edward Guise, Wendy Fuhrmaneck, Dawn Gowen

Update Bio. 03/06/17. Hi Everyone!! Buddy here! I'm still at my foster home. My foster brother, Walter, passed away, and I was sad. I'm the only boy here now. I have 4 foster sisters now. I have a new sister, Moonlight Rose. I kind of like her. I outweigh her by 10 lbs but I'm nice to her because she is scared. I'm a really good boy & I never bark. Going outside in the fenced yard and eating are my two favorite things. If I go outside to do my business, my foster mom gives me a treat. I ask to go outside a lot. If you have lots of treats at your house & need a new friend I might be your boy! If you are interested in adopting me, just follow the link below to complete the application.

Update Bio. 02/06/17. Hi!! Everyone Buddy here! I'm still here in my foster home. Just hanging out with my foster sisters. I had a nice Christmas and got some nice presents & some treats. I didn't get adopted, but it's not too bad here. Looking forward to spring so I can go out in the fenced yard & explore. I can't see real well but there are lots of things to smell. I also decided I like bananas. My foster mom shared some of hers with me. I'm not a picky eater but I can eat a whole bowl of chicken & veggies & leave only the peas behind. Well got to go. We are going to relax & watch tv. If you a looking for a Buddy to hang out with, send my foster mom an email or fill out an adoption application (just follow the link below). Bark at you later!! --Buddy

Update Bio. 12/03/16. Buddy is 12 years old and weighs 12.5 lbs. Buddy had his dental this week & lost 3 teeth. He also had about 12 small growths removed. He looks a raggedy patchwork puppy!! He has little squares of fur shaved off & stitches where the fur is missing. Buddy is a quiet, house trained boy. He does love treats & will sit up & beg when he watches you eat. I think maybe he was fed treats from the dinner table. If you could use a couch potato Buddy might be your boy!! If interested in adopting Buddy, just follow the link below to complete an application.

Update Bio. 10/31/16. This is Buddy's adopt me face. Buddy is still hanging out at his foster home waiting for his forever home. Buddy is almost 13 years old & weighs 13 lbs. He is a quiet boy that loves to eat, nap & wander around the back yard. While Buddy is not a lap dog he is a good couch Buddy. If Buddy sounds like the dog for you, follow the link below to complete an application for adoption.

Update Bio. 09/22/16. Buddy is 12 years 8 months old. He weighs 13 pounds. He is neutered & had a dental. He does have a heart murmur, but does not require medication. He is a sweet boy, but does not like to be fussed with. I think he would be best suited for an all adult home. A fenced yard would be good. He really doesn't walk on a leash well. He enjoys a slow pace just wandering around the yard. If Buddy sounds like the man for you, follow the link below to complete an application.

Update Bio. 08/18/16. Buddy is 12 years old and weighs 12.5 lbs. Buddy had his dental this week and 3 teeth had to be pulled. He also had about 12 small growths removed from his body. He looks like a raggedy, patchwork puppy because he has little squares of fur shaved off & stitches in each area where the growths were removed. Buddy is a quiet, house trained boy. He does love his treats & and food, siting up & begging while you eat. I think maybe he was fed treats from the dinner table. If you could use a couch potato, Buddy might be your boy!!

Initial Bio: 08/01/16. Buddy is a very sweet, quiet boy. His owner has cancer and could no longer care for him, so he was surrendered to UYR. So far, I know he likes people and other dogs. He loves to eat!! He had been in boarding for 10 days, so he was probably hungry when he came to us. He ate his chicken & veggies quickly, and then cleaned up scraps the other pups didn't eat. He would make a good couch buddy. He will be going to the vet this week for a check up. Will update his progress soon.


To date we've spent $1612.09 on Buddy's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $236.00 in donations.
Please donate!

For more information, contact my foster parents at: yorkiefoster6@gmail.com.

To fill out the adoption application for Buddy click here.
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Moonlight Rose
Illinois
Moonlight Rose

Moonlight Rose is a sweet and tiny, 11-year-old girl. She is being fostered in IL.

THANK YOU TO MOONLIGHT ROSE'S RESCUE ANGELS!

Debra St. Clair

Update Bio 03/15/17. Rose is 11-12 years old, and she weighs 4.8 lbs. She was originally rescued from a puppy mill at 8 years old. She was adopted, but was returned when her adopter of 3 years had to move to senior living and could not take her. She is very sweet & quiet. She is in pretty good health for a senior girl. She likes both dogs & cats but needs a home with adults only. She is a bit nervous, so children would stress her out.

Initial Bio 2/26/17: Moonlight Rose is a healthy, former little UYR foster girl who was previously adopted in 2013. Sadly her adoptive mom had to go into senior housing, and Moonlight Rose wasn't able to go with her. More information to come as she adjusts to her foster home and foster mom.


To date we've spent $42.60 on Moonlight Rose's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $25.00 in donations.
Please donate!

For more information, contact my foster parents at: yorkiefoster6@gmail.com.

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

Oliver is a Yorkie mix who is 9-years-old and weighs 17 pounds. He is residing in Beach Park, IL

THANK YOU TO OLIVER'S RESCUE ANGELS!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


To date we've spent $1464.78 on Oliver's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $1098.58 in donations.
Please donate!

For more information, contact my foster parents at: yorkiefostermom04@gmail.com.

To fill out the adoption application for Oliver click here.
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Charlie
Iowa
Charlie

Charlie is a beautiful 3 year old, 11 pound Yorkie being fostered in Urbandale, IA.

THANK YOU TO CHARLIE'S RESCUE ANGELS!

Mary Mays-Delamater, Nancy Stanley, Carol Nelson

Update Bio. 03/04/17. Charlie is continuing to learn good behaviors while in foster care. He would do well in a home with children and without other pets. He loves attention. He also loves to please those around him. So it's very important for his family to make sure he knows what is expected of him. He is very comfortable with kids right away. He has to be slowly introduced to adults before he feels safe. He is ready to meet families living in the Des Moines Iowa area. If you are one of these families, follow the link below to complete an application for adoption.

Sincerely, his foster mom Susan

Update Bio. 02/04/17. Charlie has learned so much while in foster care. He has been getting along much better with his fur, foster brothers in the last few months. However, he would be very happy getting all the attention. He loves playing with kids, and he loves to cuddle. He needs to know he has a pack leader in order to feel safe. Charlie is a fast learner. He is ready to start meeting families wanting to add to their home. If Charlie sounds like the man for you, follow the link below to be taken to the application.

Sincerely, Susan

(Foster mom)

Update Bio.01/02/16. Charlie is doing well. He does not like people walking into the home unless I'm the one that invites them in... so he's a cute little watch dog. He wants to love and protect his family, he wants to be an only dog. If Charlie sounds like the dog for you, follow the link below to complete an application.

Update Bio. 11/25/16. Good news! Charlie maybe visiting with a new family to see if he is a compatible companion! He is a very protective little fellow when it comes to his humans and does not like to share his family with other dogs. He does love to cuddle and get belly rubs. Keep Charlie in your prayers for a good visit and a new home for Christmas!

Update Bio. 09/06/16. Charlie does really well with children who like to throw balls and play. However ,Charlie does not enjoy sharing attention with other dogs. He loves to cuddle, and have his belly rubbed. He needs to be gently introduced to new adults who enter his home, he tends to be very protective of his family. Charlie is a wonderful companion for the right family. If Charlie sounds like the boy for you, follow the link below to complete an application.

Update Bio. 08/31/16. Hello everyone! I am doing really well with my foster mom and family. I have learned not to react in naughty ways when someone new comes to visit. My foster mom is the boss, I like knowing I don't have to be in charge. I am still looking for my furever family. If you think I am the right dog for you, please follow the link to complete an application for adoption.

Sincerely, Charlie

Update Bio: 07/30/16. Charlie is doing well. He is very smart. When he gets his forever family, he will make them very happy. He needs to be placed within 10 miles of where he is being fostered ( Urbandale, IA) so I can help him adjust and be available to continue with any training.

Update Bio: 07/06/16. Charlie is doing well in his foster home. He did have a set back when he heard fireworks going off in the neighborhood during the week leading up to the 4th of July. Thunderstorms frighten him as well. But I know he will be able to overcome the aggressive behavior he reverts back to during these events. At this time he is not ready to be adopted. I look forward to getting him ready to join a forever family. When he isn't under stress, he is very loving and playful.

Sincerely, Susan Foster Mom

Update 06/05/16: Hello my name is Charlie, but my close friends call me Chuck sometimes. I'm 3 years old and I was rescued in California. After hanging out in sunny San Francisco, I was flown to Iowa so my foster mom could help me figure out what kind of family would suite me the best.

I LOVE children, but they have to let me get used to them before I'll feel safe. I get very stressed when strangers come over. My foster mom has a lot of people coming and going, and she's trying to get me over my fears. A quiet home would be perfect for me.

Love, Charlie

I'm fostering Chuck, and he is the most loving boy once he gets to know people. I leash him when new people come over to keep him from biting. He is fearful of men the most until he knows they are safe. I am working on getting him over his fear of new people. However if you don't have much traffic through your home and looking for a lovebug, he'd be perfect.

Sincerely, Chuck’s UYR Foster Mom

Update 06/2/16: Charlie has moved to Des Moines, IA where his foster mom will be continuing work with his training. Please check back for an update on his progress.

Update 03/23/16: Since his rescue, we have been working on Charlie's crate training, potty training, behavior modification training for his fear of strangers, and leash training. Generally, I have been teaching him to be a “good citizen” in a home environment, something I think he never learned before. Charlie has come a long way since he arrived at my house.

The perfect home for Charlie would be a quiet home, no children, a fenced backyard with a doggie door, and another dog or two, if they are of a calm and stable temperament. The perfect owner for Charlie would be one that enjoys playing with their dog, teaching them tricks, and walking them. Charlie loves his toys, and loves to play. This boy has a big heart and is anxious to learn! Charlie will surely steal your heart.

Update 01/24/16: Charlie has shown aggressiveness towards strangers, although very loving to his foster parents. For this reason, we have placed his adoption on hold while we consult and work with a trainer. It has been recommended by the trainer that Chester and Charlie be separated as they tend to feed off of each other’s bad behavior. For that reason we have made the difficult decision that they will be separated and adopted to different homes.

Update 12/10/15: Charlie has no evidence of ringworm. He is the larger of the two boys. He would like to be a lap dog, as he will jump in my lap if allowed. He appears to be house trained, as he has had no accidents in the house. However, we are also doing crate training with Charlie. Both boys are just adorable and very well behaved in their crates.

Initial Bio: 12/07/15: Charlie is about 11 pounds and 3 years old. Currently he will require vet care for a skin problem, suspected to be ringworm. Both boys are just adorable with sweet personalities, and very good in their crate. I will know more after their vet appointment tomorrow. Charlie is on left of the picture, Chester on the right.


To date we've spent $615.80 on Charlie's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $441.69 in donations.
Please donate!

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

To fill out the adoption application for Charlie click here.
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Toby
Iowa
Toby

Toby is an adorable Silkie Terrier. He weighs 10 pound and is 7 years old. This cutie is being fostered in Urbandale, IA.

Toby is not yet ready to be adopted so applications are not being accepted at this time.

Update Bio. 03/15/17. Oh my heart! Toby has become such a sweet boy. He loves being apart of a "family pack". He needs a home where he will not be left alone. He gets along with other dogs, very well. He must remain in the Des Moines, Iowa area so that he can ease into a new home. If Toby sounds like the man for you, just follow the link below to complete an application.

Updated Bio. 02/15/17. Toby continues to improve daily. He is becoming very socialized and happy. He is ready to start meeting potential forever families. So, if you are interested in adopting this beautiful, little fellow, just follow the link below to complete the application.

Updated bio 1/15/17 Toby is now at his foster home in Iowa where he will be undergoing behavior training with his new foster mom. Toby has to learn he is not in charge and that showing aggression is not an appropriate or acceptable behavior. He will learn that even though he is not the alpha dog he will receive all the love and care and kindness he needs. Toby is often very sweet and loving. He enjoys being held and cuddled and he will give kisses, but he is still inconsistent with his behavior. Toby will be learning proper dog manners when being in situations that may not be to his liking.

When Toby is ready for his forever home he will need to be adopted within driving distance of Urbandale, Iowa in order for his foster mom to continue to work with Toby and his new family if necessary.

Please check back soon for updates. You can follow Toby's saga as he learns how to be the perfect pup and when he will be ready for adoption.

Initial Bio 1-7-17 Toby just arrived at his foster home today. He is slowly settling in. Toby has been moved around several times in the last few weeks and he is taking his time adjusting to his new situation. We know just a little about this adorable fellow. He rides nicely in the car. He most likely is pee pad trained, he lives women more than men, and if he doesn't like a situation or is scared he may act out.

Right now Toby's foster parents have a lot to learn about this guy. More updates will be coming once they know what his needs are and what can be done to take care of those needs for him to make him a happier little guy.


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

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

To fill out the adoption application for Toby click here.
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Ky Sammy
Kentucky
KY Sammy

KY Sammy is an 8 (estimated) year old, 18 pound Yorkie Mix boy being fostered in Covington, KY (Cincinnati area).

THANK YOU TO KY SAMMY'S RESCUE ANGELS!

Jane St. John, Paul Clark, Jo-Ellen Gasior, Karry Rogers, Angie Cagle, Laurie Casner, Wendy Fuhrmaneck, Carol and Steve Ward, Sheila Coleman, Carol Gostomski, Sandra Wendt

Just look at the amazing progress that this sweet boy has made in only a week’s time! Sammy has been receiving LOTS of TLC and ongoing treatment for his skin issues and eye/ear infections. He is receiving anti-fungal medicated baths, ear flushes, ear drops, eye ointment, oral antibiotics, anti-itch medication and steroid shots to help get this sweet boy in tip top shape! All this PLUS lots of LOVE and BELLY RUBS from his foster parents) are working miracles! As you can see Sammy is starting to SHINE on the inside and out!

Sammy is pretty much a PERFECT dog. He is has so much going for him! He is a Yorkie Mix so he does not have the typical small stature of most Yorkies. He is a perfect 18 pounds and this also means he is not as fragile as his tinier counterparts and perfectly sized for snuggling. This sweet boy is house-trained and walks great on a leash. He is also very calm and gentle. Sammy loves attention and gets along great with other dogs. Sammy has a great personality and has shown ZERO signs of aggression after having be put in MANY uncomfortable situations (frequent baths with painful skin, lots of pills, eye and ear meds, etc.). He has yet to be kid tested because we want to wait for his skin issues to improve before exposing him to children. His foster parents are working on getting him to sleep through the night. Sammy would LOVE to climb into his human’s bed with them and after his skin clears up he will be able to do just that! His foster parents are confident that he will sleep through the night just fine once he can sleep with or near his humans.

Sammy will be seen again in a few days by the Dogtor to check his progress but we think he will receive a good report! If all goes well, Sammy will be micro-chipped at that time and we will schedule any other care that Sammy needs. We hope that Sammy will be ready for his perfect Fur-Ever home soon so if you think this sweet boy is a perfect fit for your home go ahead and apply to adopt him today!

Sammy and his foster parents want to thank EVERY PAWDY who so lovingly donated towards his care. To help us pay for Sammy's continuing care just click the PayPal button below and THANK YOU!

Updated Bio 3/17/17 Meet KY Sammy, an 8 (estimated) year old, 18 pound Yorkie Mix being fostered in Covington KY (Cincinnati area).

A fellow rescue group reached out to UYR about Sammy. Sammy was living with a senior suffering from dementia who was not able to care for him. They hoped a Yorkie Rescue could help and UYR said yes to this sweet boy in need of medical attention. Sammy is missing lots of hair, has worms, eye, ear and skin infections and possibly something wrong with his endocrine system. Today he saw the Vet and got started on antibiotics, medicated shampoo, anti-itch medications and had lots of blood drawn for special tests. We won't have those test results back until next week. So in the meantime UYR and Sammy could use some support with Vet bills, and lots of positive thoughts and prayers.

To help us pay for his care please click the PayPal button below. Thank You!

Initial Bio 3/16/17: Sammy is an estmated 8 (estimated) year old Yorkie Mix Boy. He was surrendered by his owners who was no longer able to give Sammy the care he needs. He has just come into UYR so stay tuned for updates as we get to know him


To date we've spent $376.13 on KY Sammy's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $525.00 in donations.
Please donate!

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

To fill out the adoption application for KY Sammy click here.
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Maximilian
Massachusetts
Maximilian

Maximilian is a sweet 12 year old, 8 pound little boy who is being fostered near New Bedford, MA.

THANK YOU TO MAXIMILIAN'S RESCUE ANGELS!

Irene and Peter Havas...Merry Christmas, we love you, Cynthia Duranti, Angie Cagle, Wendy Fuhrmaneck

Update Bio. 03/21/17. I'm still here in Massachusetts, and its spring! I love roaming in the back yard, smelling all the new smells. Sometimes I play hard to get with FM, I run from her, and she chases me and laughs at my puppy like play. I've put on some much need weight, I love rotisserie chicken with my kibble and eat everything on my plate. I go to have my teeth cleaned this week, which means I'll be ready to find my new family. Come and check me out, I'll be even more handsome. If you are interested in adopting me, just follow the link below to be taken to the application.

Updated Bio. 03/01/17. Hi all my Paw friends. I’ve been with my Foster family since December. I have been using eye drops and eye ointment for my dry eyes, altough they feel better, my vision is still limited. FM has been teaching and guiding me up and down the outside stairs. My depth perception is off, and I don’t always know they are there,but It’s ok cause I get to be carried more. The winter here in MA. hasn’t been too bad but I do love to stay in my fleece PJ’s and lounge the day away. I love my FD. When he comes home, I get all excited and wag my tail and stick to him like glue. If he gets up, I get up and follow him like he’s the Pied Piper. If i can’t see him, I start wandering around the house until I fine him. He may be calling me but my hearing is impaired, so he just taps me on my back and I’m so happy to find him again. I need to have a dental; although, I’m not really sure what that means. FM tells me I might feel more like eating if my mouth didn’t hurt. The Dogtor wanted me to get healthy and put on some weight before that is done. Stay tune for my handsome smile.

12/10/16: Initial Bio: Maximilian was a stray in New York City and was rescued in the nick of time from the shelter. Please stay tuned as we get to learn more about this boy.


To date we've spent $1932.38 on Maximilian's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $285.00 in donations.
Please donate!

For more information, contact my foster parents at: wshenry42@verizon.net.

To fill out the adoption application for Maximilian click here.
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Minnesota
Chopper

Meet the handsome Chopper. Chopper is a loveable, 4-year-old yorkie mix, weighing 11.5 lb. is being fostered in MN.

Initial Bio. 03/18/17. Chopper is an 11.5 lb, 4 yr. old (in May 2017) Yorkie mix boy who came to United Yorkie Rescue in March 2017 with his brother Piper. The boys were rescued from a South Dakota shelter, both in very good shape with neuter, up to date on shots, good weight and wonderful personalities. Chopper's history is unknown, but he appears to have been well loved and taken care of, he fell right into routine like he knew the ropes, is potty trained (hasn't had an accident in the house as of yet) stands by the door to go out, knows his name and responds when called, and loves to snuggle and interact with the family. Chopper is great with other dogs his size, and older children who understand he's small.

Chopper is a sweet boy who loves his snuggles on the couch and in bed, investigating the yard and, in general, just wants to be by his person. He's a very alert boy with large loving, inquisitive eyes that let you see his soul.

Chopper will benefit from high quality 4/5 star rated food, as he's been fed low quality food his whole life and his skin and coat is very dry, but will greatly improve over time. He is food motivated, loves scrambled eggs, healthy dog treats and other things that are good for him, so he'll be easy to train. (we're already working on sit).

He does well in a kennel at night, but of course loves to sleep in bed too. Chopper hasn't displayed fear (maybe just caution when meeting someone new or in a new environment) or aggression, and is laid back. He'll occasionally join in barking when his foster siblings are barking, but doesn't engage on his own.

To complete an application for Chopper go to: http://unitedyorkierescue.org or follow the link below to be taken to the application.


To date we've spent $179.93 on Chopper's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $0 in donations.
Please donate!

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

To fill out the adoption application for Chopper click here.
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Minnesota
Piper

Meet the handsome Pipper. Pipper is a loveable, 4-year-old yorkie mix, weighing 7 lb. being fostered in MN.

Initial Bio. 03/18/17. Piper is a 7.5 lb., 4 yr. old (in May 2017) Yorkie mix boy who came to United Yorkie Rescue in March 2017 with his brother Chopper. The boys were rescued from a South Dakota shelter, both in very good shape with neuter, up to date on shots, good weight and wonderful personalities. Piper's history is unknown, but he appears to have been well loved and taken care of, he fell right into routine like he knew the ropes, is potty trained (hasn't had an accident in the house as of yet) and stands by the door to go out, knows his name and responds when called, and loves to snuggle and interact with the family. Piper is great with other dogs his size (mid to large breeds may be too big for this little boy) and older children only due to his size. One of his favorite places is the arm or back of the couch where he can be up higher to observe what's going on around him.

He does well in a kennel at night, but of course loves to sleep in bed too. Piper hasn't displayed minimal fear (more like caution when meeting someone new or in a new environment) and warms up quickly, no aggression, and is very submissive. He'll join in barking when his foster siblings are excited barking, but doesn't engage on his own. He does well with stairs, is learning to go up the stairs to the couch and bed, which are important since he's a small boy and stairs will help him avoid injury from jumping off objects too high.

Piper is playful and likes to get tummy rubs, loves to snuggle on the couch or in bed, investigating the yard and, in general, be with his person. Piper will benefit from high quality 4/5 star rated food, as he's been fed low quality food his whole life and his skin and coat is very dry but will greatly improve over time. He is food motivated, loves scrambled eggs, healthy dog treats and other things that are good for him, so he'll be easy to train. (we're already working on sit).

To complete an application for Piper go to: http://unitedyorkierescue.org or just follow the link below.


To date we've spent $179.93 on Piper's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $0 in donations.
Please donate!

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

To fill out the adoption application for Piper click here.
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Max

Max
North Carolina
Max

Max is a sweet 7 year old, 10 pound Yorkie fellow. He is being fostered in Winston-Salem, NC.

THANK YOU TO MAX'S RESCUE ANGELS!

Sheila Coleman

Update 3/3/17

Max is now ready for his forever. No more skin issues, they are all cleared up and his dental was a great success, with minimal extractions.

Max is a special little pup as he is housebroken, does well on a leash, rides well, even gets along with the cat, however he is selective on his acceptance of other pups.

He’s a little bit Alpha, and might do well with just you and him as he can certainly give you plenty of sweet Yorkie Kisses and tail wags. He enjoys walks in the yard with his person, and loves the privacy of a fenced in area in which to gain access to the outside. On warm afternoons you will find him running through the yard getting his exercise as he enjoys the freedom of off leash.

Max likes to travel with his person, so when the door opens, be prepared as he is going to go right out it if you aren’t careful. Foster Mom and Max are working on that, however, Foster Mom must insist that Max’s access to outside be fenced to keep him from running into traffic or causing injury to himself or others. Max is not crate trained, and dislikes the crate, he is gated at Foster Mom’s and is happy being contained in that manner. A crate for this pup is not acceptable.

Max is a very happy little boy and he enjoys his human very much lying beside you on the couch watching TV, sleeping at the foot of your bed, and following you around as you do your chores. Due to this age, Max will not be placed in a home with children under 11 years of age. Yorkies at his age do not tolerate the picking up and pulling by inexperienced toddlers, and he may show dislike in their handling. Max’s understanding and safety is very important to insure Max’s happiness as well as your family’s; therefore, Max cannot be placed where small children frequent and a fenced area to outside access is required for his adoptive family. Additional pics are available of Max on Foster Mom’s Facebook page:

A NC Yorkie Rescue.

You may also contact Foster Mom at laloba1016@yahoo.com

Updated Bio 1/29/2017

Just in 10 days . . take a look at what a difference a dental, antibiotics, a bath and a little trim makes! This this little boy has turned into a handsome little man! His skin fungus is all gone, he’s no longer itching, his hair is growing back beautifully, his mouth is all fixed and it doesn’t hurt anymore. Since he has felt so much better, foster mom has discovered Max is believed to be house broken, he is just getting used to things, but has very limited accidents. He loves exploring outside and enjoys playing with selective foster brothers and sisters, and tolerates them all.

A word of caution, Max is a runner and is quick to escape an open door. He must go to a home where his access to the outside is fenced. He is a perfect companion in the car, an excellent rider, and does wonderfully on a leash. Max is an adorable, lovable little Yorkie boy and would be a perfect companion for anyone with children at least 11 and up.

Questions, please contact foster mom at laloba1016@yahoo.com.

Initial Bio 1/19/17 Max’s day started out horrible when his owner surrendered him because they could no longer take care of him. He was scared and trembling, his mouth hurt because he needs a dental, his back itched because he had fleas which were untreated. Poor Max also has a fungus infection and he’s missing some hair.

But Max had two new best friends, and he didn’t even know it yet. The lady at the shelter met the foster mom at the door and told her she had another Yorkie pup by the name of Max and hoped that she might take him along with the puppy she had originally come for. Foster mom looked in the cage and saw that scared little Yorkie and said, “Why yes, I will take that pup, you get him ready, he can go with me”. Foster mom didn’t even call her boss to see if it was okay, she just put him in the front seat of the car in a puppy seat and with a puppy in the crate in the back seat, they all headed to Winston Salem, NC On the drive home foster mom called dogtor Jeni and scheduled a dogtor appointment the next morning for Max, too!

This little boy is a charmer. His surrender paperwork indicates he is very smart, house-trained, walks on a leash, very active, playful, friendly, and very independent. He is settling in at Foster Mom’s on his first night, as he is not accustomed to having foster brothers and sisters, and the surroundings are quite new. We will begin to assess him once he has settled in. He had been with his previous owners since a pup.

It is a good idea to get your adoption application in for this little guy if you are interested in adopting him. Why? Because once that dental is done, it won’t take long to take care of his skin issues, and he’ll be good to go. He’ll be looking for his forever home and you won’t want to miss this handsome little delight.

Questions - contact foster mom at laloba1016@yahoo.com


To date we've spent $841.26 on Max's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $30.00 in donations.
Please donate!

For more information, contact my foster parents at: Laloba1016@yahoo.com.

To fill out the adoption application for Max click here.
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The many faces of Roscoe
North Carolina
Roscoe

Roscoe is an adorable 8 year old, 11 pound little boy who is being fostered in Winston-Salem, NC.

THANK YOU TO ROSCOE'S RESCUE ANGELS!

Sheila Coleman, Leslie Corbell, Janet Davidson, Karry Rogers, Jane St. John, Dianne Schultz, Teresa Beament, Wendy Fuhrmaneck, Sheila Coleman, Sandra Wendt, Carol Nelson, Jan Freeman, Sheila Coleman, Elizabeth Steelman, Dianne Schultz, Janet Davidson, Ilene Rand, Sandra Wendt, Susan Smith, Wendy Fuhrmaneck, Brenda Stone, Barbara Carvalho, Walter Firth, Anna Steelman, Vickie Coleman, Sandy Pagnotta, Nicole Boden, Penny Bacon, Erica Czelenk, Fulvia Marino, Sarah Bartel, Carol Gostomski, Lee Filer, Jane St. John, Pamela Reynolds, Karry Rogers, Wendy Fuhrmaneck, Courtney Webb, Irene and Peter Havas Monetary donation for Roscoe in memory of Buddy, Vanessa and Pepe, Teresa Beament, Nancy Meinershagen, Vito Russo, Wendy Fuhrmaneck, Linda Hoover, Eduardo Lara, Irene and Peter Havas in memory of Buddy, Vanessa and Pepe, Renee Little

Update 2/26/17

Eye Believe in miracles. Eye can see for the first time in a very long time. Eye see all my foster brothers. Eye can recognize all the toys on the floor. Eye can see what my food looks like. Eye no longer need the big white plate to eat from, eye can see the small ones like my foster brothers use. Eye can see the dry food in the dry food bowl. Eye can see the green grass, the bark on the trees, the lines in the wood on the deck, the birds that I once only heard, and eye can see the love in foster mom's eyes looking back at me.

Roscoe is home and doing wonderfully. His surgery on 2/24 was a great success and he was released for home on 2/25. He saw foster mom for the first time, and he still smelled of her nose, just to make sure it was really her, and then gave her a sweet little kiss. His tail has not stopped wagging since he has gotten home. His eye drop medication currently is Tropicamide Ophthalmic Solution 2x daily, and Dexameth Neo Poly Ophth 4x daily. He is also taking Carprofen 2x daily. He returns for his first visit in 7 - 10 days and is expected to reduce his eye drops to only 1 medication daily and he will complete his carprofen in 1 week.

You may contact foster mom at the e-mail below and see more photos of Roscoe on foster mom's face book page:

A NC Yorkie Rescue.

Your contribution to help us cover his cost of care can be done by selecting PayPal beneath this bio. Roscoe Thanks You!

UPDATED BIO 02/14/2017: Roscoe is a sweet little love bug. He is a happy little pup and when he knows Foster Mom is home he runs toward her. Because of Roscoe’s cataracts, he can’t see her, but he hears her calling to him and his little tail just wags! Foster Mom picks him up and first he smells her nose, then he gives her a kiss!

As Roscoe’s vision deteriorates, he finds himself bumping into the other pups. His brothers don’t understand and sometimes they fuss at him for being in their way. Foster Mom keeps him close to her to help the others understand. Roscoe has been to the dogtor and it has been confirmed he is an excellent candidate for cataract surgery. His surgery is currently scheduled for 2/24/2017 - but we need your help to reach our goal of $3,000 for his surgery.

Without this surgery, Roscoe will soon be totally blind. As of right now, he can see light/dark only in one eye and a little fuzz in the other. He is only 8 years old, and is in perfect health. Please help us restore his sight, it is such a precious gift and Roscoe has so many more years in which to live, let’s help him see his future unfold.

You may go to UYR's You Caring Fund Raiser for Roscoe Eye Believe or you may donate through the PayPay Donation button below his bio. Roscoe Thanks You. You may view other photos of Roscoe at foster mom’s Facebook page, - A NC Yorkie Rescue - or contact her at laloba1016@yahoo.com.

Initial Bio 1/14/17 Roscoe found himself in a kill shelter when his owner surrendered him as they were unable to care for him any longer. He could hardly walk when brought in as his nails were so long, they were turning into his pads and he was covered in fleas. His eyes are clouded with cataracts and his teeth are badly in need of attention. He was listed as friendly, but "jumpy" when touched. Roscoe was more than just jumpy.......He was terrified!

Roscoe's luck changed dramatically when his UYR Foster Mom showed up and whisked him away from that yucky old shelter. He rode shotgun on his freedom ride while he and foster mom talked all the way to Winston Salem, NC, where we laid out our plan. Meeting his foster brothers and sisters, he was shy and seemed afraid. He was jumpy at their quick movements, but submissive to their curiosity of him. He explored the fenced in area for at least an hour and began to become familiar with some of the surroundings. Then it was into the house as there were things to do. First, Roscoe had a brushing. He absolutely loved it. No sensitive skin here! Then he had a little trim. It is apparent he has not spent a lot of time on a grooming table. He then advanced to the bath, where it seemed he had been before, and was he quite good. Not a fan of the blow dryer, he did like the trim, and enjoyed more brushing. After the bath, he was quite playful and followed foster mom around while she cleaned up the grooming station. Upstairs, in foster mom’s office he has made himself quite comfortable in his new little bed, napping. Once he awoke, he was fed nutritious food then brushed some more, and loved, and kissed and hugged.

Roscoe has a dogtor visit already scheduled for Monday morning. We will have lab work and schedule him for an extensive dental. He has early onset cataracts and his vision will be assessed. He will also receive a very thorough exam to make sure he is otherwise healthy.

We think this little fellow is almost ready for his furever so be quick in applying so that we can find the best home for him. So far he has proven himself to be house trained, and rides well in the car. He loves to be near his person, and is believed to have been an only dog. If you have any questions concerning Roscoe, please contact his foster mom at laloba1016@yahoo.com.

If you would like to donate to Roscoe's care, please click the PayPal button below.

Thank you.


To date we've spent $3281.75 on Roscoe's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $2321.00 in donations.
Please donate!

For more information, contact my foster parents at: Laloba1016@yahoo.com.

To fill out the adoption application for Roscoe click here.
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Sammy
North Carolina
Sammy

Sammy is a senior 13 pound Yorkie male, estimated to be 11 years old. Sammy is being fostered in Winston Salem, NC.

THANK YOU TO SAMMY'S RESCUE ANGELS!

Alice Surita, Sheila Coleman, Karry Rogers, Wendy Fuhrmaneck, Carol Gostomski, Renee Little

Update 2/16/17: Sammy's biopsy of melanoma had is worried but after many days of waiting we have gotten some good news. Sammy's melanoma is BENIGN! Soon Sammy will have his melanoma removed and we expect a surgical cure which is fantastic news. Sammy still enjoys good quality of life and even though he also has a heart murmur and is hearing impaired he still wags his tail and plays like a healthy pup and hasn’t slowed down at all in his activities. He enjoys walking the grounds with his person, riding in the car, playing with his foster brothers and meal time. If you can help us by contributing towards his care we would very much appreciate it. You can do that by clicking the PayPal button right below this bio. Additional photos of Sammy can be viewed at Foster Mom's Facebook page, A NC Yorkie Rescue, or simply write to foster mom at laloba1016@yahoo.com.

UPDATED BIO 02/13/2017: Sammy is just a pure little delight. He is always happy with his tail continuously wagging. He seems to feel much better after his much-needed dental. Sammy is still doing well with his daily regimen and his heart murmur has not shown any changes; his x-ray indicated his heart was not enlarged, which is a very good thing. Sammy is hearing-impaired; however, he is very alert to his person and watches your every move for direction.

When Sammy was getting his dental, the vet noticed a slight gum discoloration. A biopsy has indicated melanoma. Sammy is awaiting confirmation on the staging of the mass and scheduling an appointment with the oncologist for treatment possibilities.

Sammy is otherwise healthy and hasn’t slowed down at all in his activities. He enjoys walking the grounds with his person, riding in the car, playing with his foster brothers and meal-time. He is a delightful little senior pup. If you would like to contribute to Sammy's on-going treatment, please select the Donation button below his bio. Additional photos of Sammy can be viewed at Foster Mom's Facebook page, A NC Yorkie Rescue, or simply write to foster mom at laloba1016@yahoo.com.

UPDATED BIO 01-04-2017: Samuel (Sammy for short) came into UYR as a stray from a kill shelter He was not microchipped, so we have no information on him prior to coming into rescue 1/3/2017. Due to his age, he was labeled ‘rescue only’ so UYR stepped up to save this sweet boy. We believed he had much more to offer in companionship and love as many senior pups surprise us by giving us what we need, more than what we think they need.

Sammy is approximately 12 years young and weighs in at a very healthy 13 lbs. He is not considered overweight, as he is not a tall Yorkie, but has a longer body frame. His abdomen is very hard and his body is solid. Sammy is a very sweet boy who walks well with a leash, loves the companionship of his person, enjoys walking off leash in his Foster Mom’s fenced-in back yard, and is quite a gentleman when in the company of others. Foster Mom feels that Samuel would best be suited in a home with perhaps a semi-retired or retired person(s) so they can enjoy the company of each other throughout the day.

Sammy is a healthy eater and has not shown to be a picky eater like many yorkies. He does not attempt to jump up on the furniture at his age, however he does enjoy being placed on the couch and he will lay there for quite some time. Foster Mom keeps large cushions on the floor to ease his jump off should he go before she sees he needs to get down. Seniors are special, but not entirely fragile and like all of us; independent in our ways and actions.

Samuel has a cataract on his right eye and has a Grade 4 heart murmur. The cataract on his eye will probably cause him to lose sight in that eye, however his left eye is perfectly clear. His Grade 4 heart murmur only needs to be monitored at this time by adopter’s vet with a yearly x-ray to compare for abnormal growth. Foster Mom uses an iPhone application – Res Rate – to monitor Sammy’s breaths while he is sleeping. It is very simple and is a perfect way to monitor abnormalities in any dog’s breathing as they grow older.

Foster Mom has a suspicion that Samuel’s hearing is compromised, which is normal for his age. When Samuel is spoken to with eye contact, he looks at you as if he enjoys the conversation, but hand claps and sounds from a distance do not seem to alert him.

Due to his cataract and lessening of sight in his right eye, and implications of some hearing loss, Foster Mom does not feel Samuel should be placed in a home with small children. No aggression towards any child has been seen in this sweet boy. Foster Mom is concerned that he may be misunderstood if startled by a small child. Caution should be taken when children are near and supervision is necessary to prevent injury to pup or person(s) and be very cautious when feeding with other pups or in the presence of humans.

Sammy’s new parents must remember sudden movements may startle him advancing his need to defend what he feels he needs to protect . . . his food would be one of the most important factors.

Foster Mom does not believe that Samuel was crated and probably did not enjoy his time in his crate at the shelter, as he dislikes that in his foster home. Other than riding in the car, which he loves to do, Foster Mom does not crate during day while she is at work, but keeps in a separate room with a pet gate for his safety.

It should be recognized when dealing with older dog adoptions where medical history is unavailable, that forcing dogs into situations they are unaccustomed to or show dislike for, can cause high anxiety which could result in health problems and/or seizures.

Sammy’s housetraining skills need some work, and Foster Mom is continuing to take him out regularly and on a consistent basis. He’s a smart boy and should learn quickly. Is there room in your home and heart for this sweet, handsome and well-mannered senior boy?

Initial Bio 1/3/2016: Meet our newest adorable UYR senior fella Sammy! This adorable boy just landed in his UYR foster home. So far Sammy's foster mom says he is even more handsome than his pictures show! He is a perfect senior gentleman, very friendly towards humans and his foster brothers and sisters. Sammy was rescued from a kill shelter, so we don't know a lot about him other than he is up to date on his care but will soon be seeing our UYR Vet to make sure he is healthy and ready for adoption. He does have some tartar on his teeth so we know he will at least be getting a dental, he also has a cataract in his right eye but this does not seem to hold this sweet boy back at all. The shelter also noted a heart murmur which is not unusual in senior dogs but he will be a thorough evaluation by his foster Mom's veterinarian on Thursday. Please stay tuned as we get to know this sweet, handsome boy better. And please consider adopting a senior dog like Sammy. Senior dogs are so loving, appreciative and deserving of your time and attention. You won't be sorry you did!


To date we've spent $1048.06 on Sammy's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $140.00 in donations.
Please donate!

For more information, contact my foster parents at: Laloba1016@yahoo.com.

To fill out the adoption application for Sammy click here.
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Zen

Just Chillin on My Blankie
North Carolina
Zen

Zen is a 9 year old, 15 pound Yorkie male. Zen is being fostered in Winston Salem, NC.

THANK YOU TO ZEN'S RESCUE ANGELS!

Lisa Ellmaurer, Wendy Fuhrmaneck, Teresa Beament, Karry Rogers, Kimberly DeMattie Romeo, Mary Cronin, Sheila Coleman, Angie Cagle, Wendy Fuhrmaneck, Wendy Fuhrmaneck

Update 3/23/17

Zen, a laid back, easy going, loving Yorkie boy who just doesn’t let things get him down. The fleas are all gone, his hair is growing back beautifully, his dental shows off all those pearly whites when he smiles, he has recovered from his double hernia operation and neuter but once again finds himself back on the operating table as another hernia has appeared. Surgery scheduled for 3/24 for his third hernia repair. But he’ll do just fine. It’s only a skin cut, and takes about 2 weeks to heal up. Zen’s front leg is much better, however he is to continue on his carprofen for a few more weeks, and remain on light duty. This easy going pup just takes things as they come. He is the best little patient, he never complains and is a pure delight to have around. He loves to play with his toys, he gets along with all his foster brothers, and he doesn’t mind the cat. He is lovable, snuggable, and cuddleable. House broken, walks well on a leash, talks and even sings sometimes with the radio. He hangs out in the house during the day as foster mom comes home at lunch to check on him. No accidents from this boy, but there’s a pad out just in case. He does not tolerate the crate except to ride in the car, which he enjoys very much. When at home he is fine with being gated.

Zen’s vetting care has become rather expensive, and if you would like to assist with his mounting vet bills, please select the PayPal beneath his bio to make a donation. Zen would certainly appreciate your help as he is being a perfect little pup during his stay. Zen is accepting applications for his furever, and if you would like to view additional pictures of him, please visit him on Facebook at - A NC Yorkie Rescue or you can contact foster mom at the email address listed below.

UPDATED BIO 02/11/2017: Zen is doing wonderful since his last update. He has come through a double hernia and neuter surgery splendidly. He is such a happy-go-lucky boy. True to his name, Zen is very laid back and friendly and playful with all his foster brothers, toys and person. He even gets along with Bella the big black cat!

Zen also loves to snuggle, cuddle and just be with his person. He is a real gentleman on the grooming table. Due to his poor condition upon arrival at his foster home, there was not a lot of time to devote to house-training, but Foster Mom is now working on this and he is doing rather well, having less and less accidents in the home since Foster Mom has learned his bathroom notifications.

When Zen arrived in his foster home, he had a slight limp on his right leg/foot. A prescription of Carprofen {this is an (NSAID) medication that helps relieve the pain and inflammation that occurs with arthritis} was prescribed by the vet. However, after observing him for a bit longer, it was decided to have x-rays done at the same time as his hernia surgery. The vet looked over his x-rays and decided to consult with the orthopedic specialist to get his opinion. The orthopedic specialist said that it is likely that mineralization in the lame area is related and suggested rest and continuation of the Carprofen for 2 months, which should resolve the problem. Zen has no problems with this dogtor order, as he enjoys laying on the couch with foster mom and he asks to be picked up and waits to be put down. While foster mom is away at work, he has a big fluffy pillow to lie on during the day.

Zen’s vetting care has been expensive; if you would like to assist with his mounting vet bills, please select PayPal beneath his bio to make a donation. Zen would appreciate it as he is certainly being a perfect little pup during his stay. Zen is ready for his forever home ~ if you would like to view additional pictures of him, please visit Foster Mom’s Facebook page - A NC Yorkie Rescue – or you can contact at the email below. Zen wishes you a Happy Valentine's Day!

Initial Bio 1/9/17 Zen landed in a kill shelter when his owners turned him in because they could not take care of him.  Zen is in rough shape.  He was infested with fleas and has lost most of his hair due to flea dermatitis.  This made him develop a bad secondary fungal infection so Zen has very little hair on his trunk.   His teeth are in bad shape and he will need to have several extractions.  He also has a condition called chronic dry eye and a large abdominal hernia.  

We don't know much at all about his previous life but since he is an older fellow who has never been neutered there's a good chance he was a stud dog.  So far Zen is sweet and calm as his name implies and even "sang" a bit to his foster Mom on his “freedom ride” home from the shelter.  He loves belly rubs, petting, and any type of human contact.  He has no fear of humans, and is very submissive.  Zen has settled down and is comfortable laying on the couch with his person.  He is adapting well with other pups and is curious about everything. He is very observant and loves for you to talk to him.  Zen is familiar with a harness and leash, however has not had much training in using it for long walks, but I am sure with a little practice he will enjoy the walking and learn the leash very rapidly.  He travels in a vehicle well and sometimes sings with the radio. He is not housebroken but will be working on that with his foster Mom. He is a perfect gentleman on the grooming table and is a breeze to bathe. Zen does not enjoy the crate; he prefers a gated area instead.  

Zen has seen the Vet and is receiving all the care he needs.  Surgery to fix his hernia is scheduled and we will address each of his medical problems.   He has gotten a full lab panel to make sure there is nothing that would complicate his surgery and we are awaiting results. He is receiving medicated eye ointment for conjunctivitis and will need to be on eye drops daily for life.  He is also receiving oral medications for allergy relief, itch suppression and skin and oral infections. He’s also receiving medicated baths to soothe his inflamed skin. More importantly Zen is now safe.  He is sleeping in a soft, warm bed, eating nutritious food and getting so much love and attention that he has lacked. If you have any questions concerning Zen, you can contact his foster mom at laloba1016@yahoo.com. 

This little fellow has a few hurdles to cross before he is ready for his FUR-EVER home. Zen's care will amount to many hundreds of dollars, possibly over $1000.  Please help us with the cost of his care if you can by clicking the PayPal button below.  Thank You.


To date we've spent $1485.54 on Zen's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $330.00 in donations.
Please donate!

For more information, contact my foster parents at: Laloba1016@yahoo.com.

To fill out the adoption application for Zen click here.
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Ella Claire at the Dogtor
Tennessee
Ella Claire

Ella Claire is a 9 year old (estimate), 4 pound Yorkie girl being fostered in Clarksville, TN

THANK YOU TO ELLA CLAIRE'S RESCUE ANGELS!

Tracey Merrick, Debra St. Clair, Karry Rogers, Sandra Wendt, Jayne Lanza, Christine Flaherty, Michele Forrest, Wendy Osborne, Patti Yancey, Wendy Fuhrmaneck, Marilyn Phillips, Regina McGregor, Ralph Long, Debra St. Clair, Sheila Coleman, Emily Basten, Lauren Dosal

Updated Bio 3/20/17

Ella Clair was seen at the Vet’s Office on March 16th for a follow up appointment. She had her much needed dental, additional x-rays, urine analysis, and bloodwork panel, all of which came back good and we were very grateful. The Dogtor decided to postpone her biopsy and mammary tumor surgery until April 3 to give this tiny girl additional time to get her in optimal condition prior to surgery. We also discovered that Ella has luxating patellas but we don't know if these are severe enough to require surgery at this time. These will be fully evaluated at her next visit. On a PAWSITIVE NOTE Ella Clair is getting comfortable in her foster home, has a good appetite and has the sweetest tender personality to match her adorable look! She loves to explore outside and take naps all snuggled in her blanket too. Your continued support offthis tiny Angel is much appreciated! To donate towards her care please click the PayPal button below!

Initial Bio 3/6/17: Ella Claire just arrived in rescue today and it is has been a very eventful day for this tiny princess. Unfortunately for Ella Claire, she wound up in a shelter at the stage of life when she should be spending her days in someone's lap getting nothing but love and belly rubs. We don't know many specifics about Ella Claire's past but we have seen cases like Ella Claire all too many times. She is not spayed, and unfortunately Ella Claire has multiple mammary tumors on her chest wall. While we can't know Ella's history for certain, most intact senior females who have come into UYR with mammary tumors were used for breeding purposes. We feel there is a very good chance that Ella's life before rescue was spent making lots and lots of puppies. Ella Claire also has an enlarged heart, a nasty cough and a mouth full of badly neglected teeth that are in dire need of a dental. Unfortunately, tiny little Ella Claire has a list of medical issues that is larger than she is. That is the bad news.....now for the good. Ella Claire's foster Mom came riding into the shelter today and scooped this tiny fur-ball up and took her straight to the Vet. Ella was overjoyed to be "sprung" from her cage and smiled and danced with delight all the way to the Vet on her Freedom Ride. The Dogtor laid out all of Ella Claire's medical issues to her foster Mom and was soon whisked to the back room for chest x-rays to check for evidence of malignancy. Foster Mom waited, worried and prayed there would be some good news. When the staff and Ella Claire returned to the exam room those prayers had been answered because the x-rays showed only a slightly enlarged heart and a tiny bit of fluid her lungs but were otherwise completely normal. The Vet feels that a little bit of diuretic and some medication to improve Ella's heart function will take care of both of these problems. The next step on Ella Claire's road to recovery will be a biopsy to sample tissue from the largest of her mammary tumors. She will have a much needed dental at the same time as her biopsy and we feel sure she will wake up with a few less teeth. If Ella Claire's biopsy is benign, she will need to have her tumors removed. She also needs to be spayed so this tiny girl is looking at multiple surgical procedures. If the biopsy is malignant then we will do everything we can to keep this sweet girl the best quality of life possible. Ella Claire's medical care will be costly and any support to help us cover costs would be very much appreciated. Positive thoughts, prayers and sharing of her story are also needed and much appreciated. Ella will need to get through all of her surgeries and have time to recover before she can be adopted.


To date we've spent $375.55 on Ella Claire's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $990.00 in donations.
Please donate!

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

To fill out the adoption application for Ella Claire click here.
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Molly
Tennessee
Molly

Molly is an 12 year old, 5 pound sweet, little Yorkie girl. She is being fostered in Nashville, TN.

THANK YOU TO MOLLY'S RESCUE ANGELS!

Irene and Peter Havas in memory of Buddy, Vanessa and Pepe, Angela Heath, Paula Frye, Rebecca Root, Scott Savlov, Wendy Fuhrmaneck, Teresa Beament, Karry Rogers

Update 2/26/17

Sweet Molly continues to while away her days napping curled up in her favorite blanket. Molly also likes tummy rubs, treats and meal time. She is still skittish and very adversed to anyone touching her head, ears or mouth. Molly continues to have skin issues and recurrent ear infections but her foster Mom and Dad stay on top of it. Molly has hearing and sight deficits and has a wobbly gait when she walks. Due to Molly's age, physical and sensory limitations and her life living in a cage as a puppy mill girls it is highly improbably that Molly will ever be fully house-trained. A fenced in yard is a must for Molly too because she will not tolerate a collar or a harness. She also dislikes travel by car and gets very car-sick. The perfect home for Molly would be with a human who has a true heart for senior, special needs pups. Molly just needs a safe place with a patient owner who only wants to give her unconditional love.

Molly has had lots of specialist visits, recurrent ear and skin infections and a full neurological workup to rule out serious non-age related illness. All of that carried a hefty price tag of nearly $1200. To date we have collected $140 in donations and we are so grateful for every penny. Please help us get a little closer to meeting Molly’s expenses if you are able by clicking the PayPal button below. Thank You!

UPDATED BIO 1/17/17

January 1, 2017 was a much happier New Year for Molly than previous years. Molly has taken some time to settle into the good life in her foster home. She came to us in August, yet this sweet girl still struggles with the residual effects of living almost all 12 years of her life in a Puppy Mill. Since her rescue, Molly has learned that not every hand that reaches for her has a cruel intent. While she does not like for anyone to touch her head, ears or mouth, she will allow belly rubs and loves to cuddle in her special blankets and have lots of nap time. Molly has recurrent skin and ear infections and is missing most of her teeth. She also has bilateral luxating patellas (dislocated knee caps) that cause her to have a somewhat unsteady gait so that she wobbles quite a bit and takes a while to steady herself when walking. Due to her age and general low activity level it is felt that surgery to correct them would not be a good option for Molly. Molly has very limited vision and is likely functionally blind. We feel that her hearing is also not the best. Molly is not currently and will most likely never be able to be fully house trained. Her foster family continues to work with her but when you consider that she spent 12 years going “potty” in a cage it is easy to understand. Given Molly’s physical and sensory limitations she simply needs a home that can offer her unconditional love, support and a cozy place to nap. Molly can only be considered for an adult only home where her person is content to spend lots of time at home with her. Molly hates being in a car and gets car sick easily along with becoming very anxious. Additionally, Molly must go to a home with a fenced in yard or area because Molly will not allow you to put a collar or leash on her.

We realize that not everyone is seeking to adopt a senior dog with multiple medical and emotional issues. We know that the right person for her is out there; it will just take time for them to emerge. However, you can still help Molly a great deal by donating towards her continual care and ongoing recovery. Molly has had lots of specialist visits, recurrent ear and skin infections and a full neurological workup to rule out serious non-age related illness. All of that carried a hefty price tag of nearly $1200. To date we have collected $140 in donations and we are so grateful for every penny. Please help us get a little closer to meeting Molly’s expenses if you are able by clicking the PayPal button below. Every little bit of support and love you send Molly’s way ensures that her care will be fully-funded, so that UYR can continue to take in other unfortunate Yorkies just like Molly.

UPDATED BIO 12/09/2016: Hi Yorkie Lovers, It’s me - Molly! I’ve been with my foster family since August 2016. I’ve had a long, tumultuous journey. The majority of my life was volatile. I was rescued from my life at a puppy mill, where I was expected to deliver liter after liter of sweet puppies for them to be heartlessly taken away from me and sold for profit. The small dog rescue that helped me out of that deplorable situation did not do their due diligence, because I was eventually adopted to a family that could not offer me the love and support I needed, so I ended up on the streets where a neighbor found me and contacted the United Yorkie Rescue.

Unfortunately, I had a lot of adversity to overcome both physically and emotionally. I have had two dental procedures due to my severe dental disease. I’m also still being treated for the severe dermal yeast infection with anti-fungal medication that makes me feel sickly. I also have two dislocated knees, which my foster family discovered, because they thought I was losing my vision or possibly had a brain tumor (I don’t!). My symptoms included falling down suddenly, uneven balance and shakiness when walking. After visiting the nice specialist, they discovered the culprit was my dislocated knees. Recently, I was diagnosed with a severe ear infection and I am currently on a strict regimen of antibiotics and ear drops.

Emotionally, I have struggled to accept the love and companionship offered by my foster family. I’ve never known unconditional love and cuddles, but I am quickly adapting to it …… I love this thing they call “cuddling.” And napping inside with my favorite blanket is what I enjoy most. I also love belly rubs, treats and dinner- time. However, I am still skittish and adverse to anyone touching my head, ears or mouth.

My foster mom says I can only go to a family that understands that I will never be house-trained and I will require a lot of patience when I go outside, because it takes me a while to find the right spot. Additionally, my forever home should not expect a playful, youthful puppy. I cannot go to a family of rowdy children or dogs and every family will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Also, I will need a fenced-in yard, because I do not like collars or leashes.

Furthermore, it is important that my family understands the emotional abuse I endured for the majority of my life and realizes all I need is love, support and a cozy place to nap.

I am so thankful for United Yorkie Rescue. Because of UYR, I have been given a second chance at life, love and the pursuit of happiness. My foster mom says that I am coming out of my shell every day. I owe that to the great support system UYR provides! I understand that not everyone is willing to take on a senior dog with physical and emotional baggage, but I do hope you will be willing to make a donation to my continuing recovery! Every little bit of support and love you send my way ensures that my medical care will be fully-funded, so that UYR can continue to take in other unfortunate Yorkies just like me. Please send me some love and happy wishes during this holiday season.

XOXO, Molly

Updated bio 11-8-16 Molly came into United Yorkie Rescue in August. Prior to being with her foster family she lived the majority of her life in a puppy mill, where she was forced to produce litter after litter of puppies to be sold for profit. Molly was eventually rescued by another small dog rescue, but unfortunately they did not vet her adopters. They decided they didn't want her so she ended up homeless until a nice neighbor took her in. Despite their love for Molly they were unable to give her the time and care they knew she deserved! When Molly arrived at her foster home, she had severe dental disease and a terrible yeast infection on her skin. She has had two dental surgeries and received a lot of medicated baths and anti-fungal treatment. After several more vet visits, her foster family learned that she has two dislocated knees, which causes her to lose her balance, fall, and run into things. Because of her tumultuous life, Molly is very skittish and apprehensive! She loves to cuddle, nap, and eat! (What lady doesn't?)

Molly can’t be leashed because she is scared of anyone or anything coming near her face, head or body in anyway. It will cause her to cower and squeal. This is the same for diaper and a collar and a harness. She can’t bear anything that will have to go around her head or near her face. This could have to do with how long her mouth hurt her and although it has been fixed, she is still very protective of that area.

Molly loves treats, loves to eat, and likes to go outside. She needs to go outside for a long time to get her bearings and do her business. She takes her time to leave her safe space to go outside, but once she is out she likes to be there. Since a leash and harness are not an option for Molly, a fenced yard is a must for her. Her foster mom says this is a requirement for adoption. Molly also loves her kennel. It is her safe space. The door is left open all day so she can come and go as she wants.

Molly is looking for a family that can offer her love and support! She will need a family that has a lot of patience and experience with dogs from puppy mills. She will need a family that doesn't expect a playful pup, but a loving lap dog! She does get along well with other small dogs who are older and calm. Ones that would not want to play with her, but snuggle. Her foster family will evaluate every applicant on a case-by-case basis to see if she is a good fit with your current pack.

Molly cannot go to a family with small children or a home that requires her to use stairs. She will need a family that understands that she is not potty trained and will probably never be totally potty trained, therefore, they will need to be accepting of accidents throughout the day. But it is a small price to pay for the love and gratitude Molly will show you every day. If you feel Molly is a good fit for your family, please fill out an adoption application for her or email her foster mom at NashvilleTnYorkie@gmail.com. If you want to send Molly some love and warm wishes, feel free to donate on her behalf!

Updated Bio 9/15/16

Molly is a precious Yorkie girl being fostered in Nashville, TN. Molly has had rough life and she is looking for a furever home where she can spend her glory days. Molly came to the United Yorkie Rescue through an owner surrender. Unfortunately, Molly's family was unable to give her the love she needed. Prior to being that family, she had been rescued by another small dog rescue from a puppy mill bust in West TN. The puppy mill conditions were deplorable and she was expected to deliver litter after litter of Yorkie puppies for pure profit! Luckily, Molly has found her way into an amazing foster home! When Molly first arrived she had severe dental disease, a very bad upper respiratory infection and yeast overgrowth on her skin. Through love and support from her foster family and the DOGtor, Molly's dental disease and upper respiratory infection have healed, but she is still battling yeast overgrowth which is being treated with anti-fungal. She is also somewhat allergic to grass.

Molly is an absolute angel! She loves to cuddle and nap. In the last several weeks she has really come out of her shell and shown her spunky side! She prances when she walks and grabs the hearts of everyone she meets! She gets along wonderfully with her foster brothers. She likes to play and frolic in the grass. She doesn't ever bark or become aggressive. Unfortunately, Molly is not potty trained and seems to be very stubborn at the idea. Her foster family is working with her though. She will need a furever family that understands and accepts that she might never be fully potty trained. She does not walk on a leash well, but she does love a good car ride! Molly is spoiled rotten! She loves to sleep on the couch and bed, but is unable to jump on them, so you have to help her. She finds comfort and shelter in her kennel and will often go in there willing to nap and relax.

Molly would love a family that is laid back and understanding that she isn't a spry puppy! She just wants cuddles and love!

Initial bio 8-8-16 Molly just arrived at her foster home. We know very little about her, but she is going to the vet today and we will know much more. So watch for more on Molly coming very soon.


To date we've spent $1246.71 on Molly's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $225.00 in donations.
Please donate!

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

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

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

THANK YOU TO MOOSHEY'S RESCUE ANGELS!

Wendy Fuhrmaneck, Karry Rogers, Christine Schneiderman

Updated Bio 3/10/17

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

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

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

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

Updated Bio 2/25/17

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

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

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

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


To date we've spent $918.25 on Mooshey's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $75.00 in donations.
Please donate!

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

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

Rocco is a 9 year old, 11 pound Yorkie boy being fostered in Murfreesboro, TN.

THANK YOU TO ROCCO'S RESCUE ANGELS!

Wendy Fuhrmaneck

Initial Bio 2/28/17

Rocco just came to his foster home and his foster family is getting to know him. Rocco’s owner could no longer care for him and reached out to United Yorkie Rescue for help. Rocco has been a joy since coming to his foster family’s home. He gets along wonderfully with other dogs, children and adults. He is very friendly and spins in a circle when he wants a treat or is ready to eat. He has had a few accidents but for the most part he potty’s outside. He loves to take walks and for a 9year old he is very spry. Rocco loves to cuddle on the sofa and sleeps in the bed with his teenage foster sister. He has made himself right at home. Rocco doesn’t like to be alone and follows his humans around the house. He is typical

We have had our initial veterinarian exam and waiting on all the results to come back. The Veterinarian says Rocco needs to lose weight but otherwise seems to be in great shape. Rocco will be on a weight reduction plan and have his exercise increased to get him to a healthier weight. He has a strong heart a lovely disposition. Rocco has had some dental issues and only has 4 teeth but they are in good shape. Rocco is on medication for a skin problem but we are sure this will clear up soon. Please stay tuned for more information as we get to know Rocco. One thing we can say for sure, he will make someone a very loyal, loving companion. Please call foster mom for more information.


To date we've spent $265.88 on Rocco's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $10.00 in donations.
Please donate!

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

To fill out the adoption application for Rocco click here.
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Rusty at Dogtor

Rusty
Tennessee
Rusty

Meet Rusty, a sweet 9-year-old, 12 pound Yorkie boy being fostered near Clarksville, TN.

THANK YOU TO RUSTY'S RESCUE ANGELS!

Karry Rogers

Updated Bio 2/28/17

Rusty is a very sweet boy who could use some extra help positive thoughts right now. The Doctor found a swollen lymph node in Rusty's neck and felt like it should be checked out by drawing some fluid out of it and examining the cells. The cells are unusual in appearance, which could indicate that Rusty has a blood disease called lymphoma. The Doctor recommended that Rusty have additional x-rays to look for masses in his chest. Thankfully, none were seen. However, we need further testing to determine if Rusty has lymphoma or not. This means that next week, sweet Rusty will have a biopsy of his lymph nodes under anesthesia. The tissue will be sent away for a detailed pathology exam. Hopefully, we will have some answers at that point. In the meantime, Rusty and his foster mom would appreciate your support. If you are able to help with Rusty's care please click the PayPal link below. And stay tuned for updates after his biopsy next week when we hope we have good news to share.

Initial Bio 2/12/17

Rusty is a very sweet, 9-year-old, 12 pound Yorkie boy being fostered near Clarksville, TN. Rusty came to us from an owner who could no longer care for him. Rusty has food allergies that took a lot of time and expense to diagnose. Rusty’s first owner gave up on him and was going to have him put to sleep. He was first rescued by a kind woman who could not stand to see that happen. She invested a lot of time, love and expense on Rusty to get to the bottom of why he lost almost all his hair and was continuously scratching. That took lots of testing, food trials, medication and patience. Then Rusty’s rescuer became ill herself and was no longer to physically and financially unable to care for him. They did the most loving thing and reached out to UYR to make sure that Rusty would continue to receive the special care that he needs and that a wonderful (and hopefully final) forever home for Rusty would be found. Rusty must be on prescription dog food for the rest of his life and he must go to a home where they have the discipline to allow Rusty to have THIS FOOD and ONLY THIS FOOD. When Rusty gets anything other than his prescription food his food allergies return immediately and he becomes ill. His prescription food costs about $35 for an 8-pound bag. Rusty also has a heart murmur and he takes medication twice daily for this. You can expect to spend about $50 a month on his food and medication at present. Rusty needs someone who will monitor his skin condition consistently and make sure he doesn’t “sneak food” from any other pet’s (or human’s) bowl who also has the financial means to provide for his medical care. Rusty is super sweet and affectionate. We think he would do best with a stay at home mom or dad. He is house-trained but he needs to go out every 2-3 hours. He likes to ride in the car and is a good traveler. Rusty needs to get his immunizations up to date and have a well dog check as his last immunizations had to be placed on hold to allow for his skin to heal and make sure that the source of his food allergies was properly identified. We feel that all that is behind him now and he will see the veterinarian soon to get him current on his immunizations. We think he will soon be ready for adoption so if you think you are the PAWFECT person for Rusty go ahead and submit an application for him.

And if you are able to help us with the cost of Rusty's care PLEASE click the PayPal button below and THANK YOU!


To date we've spent $682.32 on Rusty's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $40.00 in donations.
Please donate!

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

To fill out the adoption application for Rusty click here.
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Tennessee
TN Toby

Toby is a 4 year-old, 11 pound Yorkie boy being fostered near Nashville, TN.

THANK YOU TO TN TOBY'S RESCUE ANGELS!

Wendy Fuhrmaneck, Karry Rogers, Teresa Beament, Wendy Fuhrmaneck, Tracey Merrick

Updated Bio 3/1/2017- Toby has seen the Dogtor today. He is now up to date on all his shots and has tested negative for heartworms. Toby has a severe ear infection in both ears and severe skin rash. The Dogtor put him on antibiotics and a special shampoo to help clear the rough itchy patches up and give Toby some relief. He will need a dental which will be scheduled soon. Toby does have cataracts which are believed to be hereditary. Although Toby gets around just as good as a seeing dog, he will be seeing the eye Dogtor soon to make sure there are no underlying issues and if he may be a candidate for cataract surgery.

Toby is a great dog! He is housetrained and will signal when he has to go. He never seems to meet a stranger. Toby enjoys being around is human at all times. He loves to play with a ball or a tug-of-war rope. Toby is a perfect gentleman on a leash.

Toby deserves a home with a family who always wants Toby to be included. He does great around children 6 years and up. Toby gets along with other dogs.

Toby has lots and lots of love to give and he can't wait to have a home to call his own! If you can help us with the cost of his care please click the PayPal button below and Thank You!

Initial Bio 2/27/17

Toby comes to UYR from an owner who could no longer care for him and reached out to UYR for help. Toby is a very sweet boy. We believe he is totally blind but Toby will be having further evaluation to determine the extent of his vision impairment, the reason, and what (if anything) can be done to restore his sight. Toby just arrived into his foster home so stay tuned for updates as we get to know him better.


To date we've spent $885.58 on TN Toby's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $160.00 in donations.
Please donate!

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

To fill out the adoption application for TN Toby click here.
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Simon
Texas
Simon

Simon is a sweet 3 year old boy weighing 7 pounds. He has the sweetest puppy face and puppy eyes that will melt your heart. He is being fostered in Lancaster, TX.

THANK YOU TO SIMON'S RESCUE ANGELS!

Update Bio. 03.15.17. Simon is the happiest little guy! One look at that face (those ears), and you will be hooked!! He has adjusted well and is enjoying life with his foster family. He is a darling little boy who loves to play, but he loves his belly rubs even more. He will patiently wait for you to call him, then he come running over to you and flip over for said belly rub. He is great with his foster siblings and with all humans he meets. In February, Simon was neutered and got his dental. He has recently received his first heart worm treatment, and so far, has done very well. He will be kept on a very restful schedule during his treatment. Simon is, otherwise, a very healthy young man who will be eligible for adoption once he completes his treatment. Simon Says, he is worth the wait! Please keep Simon in your thoughts and prayers as the treatment can be rough and staying "calm" can be difficult for an active 3 yr. old boy. Simon, his foster family and UYR appreciate your continued support.

Update Bio. 2/24/17: Simon will go in to be neutered and get a quick dental before beginning his heartworm treatment. Once the treatments begin, they will continue for at least a 90 day process. UYR and his foster family will make sure he gets the best treatment, care and loved he so deserves. He is getting comfortable in his foster home and really seems to enjoy being with his foster siblings. Be on the look out for updates as Simon begins treatment for those heartworms.

Simon is the sweetest little guy. He loves to have his belly rubbed and gives the softest little kisses. He could use your support since the treatment is expensive. But he could also use your thoughts and prayers since this process will not be an easy one for him. We appreciate our UYR angels; there is no way we could give Simon the care he needs without you! We look forward to the day when this is behind us and Simon can run and play like a Yorkie puppy should.

Initial Bio 2/15/17: Simon was found and rescued from a busy street by a passing motorist (his first angel!). She took him home, and together, she and UYR searched for his family. From his appearance, he either lived outside or had been on the run for a while. We put his photo on social media, scanned for a microchip, phoned all local vets and contacted the local shelter. We waited for his family to look for him but, regrettably, no one came. Simon joined UYR on 2/12/17 after all efforts had been exhausted.

First call of duty was to give him a good bath and a haircut. While se already thought he was darling, a beautiful pup was hiding under all those mats!! Simon then went in for his first vet checkup and tings were going well. Dirty ears, but those were cleaned up. He needs a good dental, but overall his teeth looked great. His fecal was negative and his blood work looked good. Then came the news we didn't want to hear: Simon is heartworm positive. This news is so sad because he will have to endure the very unpleasant treatments for something that could have been so easily been avoided if he had been given heartworm preventative.


To date we've spent $768.01 on Simon's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $0 in donations.
Please donate!

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

To fill out the adoption application for Simon click here.
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Ricky

Ricky and Scout
Virginia
Ricky

Ricky is a sweet 14 year old 9 pound Yorkie male being fostered in Salem, VA. Ricky is one half of a bonded pair and needs to be adopted with his brother Scout.

THANK YOU TO RICKY'S RESCUE ANGELS!

Ilene Rand

Updated Bio 3/9/17

Hold on to your hearts Yorkie lovers….This pair of Virginia Gents are Looking for Love!

No….They aren't “The Odd Couple.” They are Ricky and Scout and bonded pair of Yorkie BFFs being fostered in Salem, VA. Scout is the bigger fella. He is 10 perfect years old and weighs 14 pounds. His little sidekick is Ricky, a very healthy 14 year old, 7 pounder. These two have been together for Scout’s entire life. They obviously are a “Perfect Pair” and we are looking for a very special person to give both of them the fur-ever together home they deserve.

Scout is the extrovert. He enjoys going for car rides and LOVES being with his human, preferably snuggled up close getting belly rubs and attention. He is not a fan of being crated as this causes him a lot of anxiety. He would love a fenced yard to romp, but frequent leash walks would also work. He is house-trained and has great indoor manners. Scout is very smart and he is taking classes to learn commands. He LOVES to get his treat rewards when he does a good job. He also loves to play with squeaky toys especially when his human plays along. He does great with other dogs.

Ricky is Scout’s best buddy and is the Yen to Scout’s Yang. Ricky prefers to chill out in his soft bed and while away the hours napping and snoring. Ricky snores when he sleeps LOL. He isn't the cuddler that Scout is but he does love to be petted and is a huge fan of yummy treats! Due to his age Ricky needs to be taken out frequently to prevent accidents or he can wear a belly band to help with that too. Ricky is not a fan of steps so he needs a single story home or a person who doesn't mind giving him a “lift” up and down the stairs. He is also a bit hard of hearing which is expected for his age but he is a very healthy 14 year old. He just had a dental and only lost one tooth! Ricky is just a sweet, lovable senior who needs a person to love him and his best pal Scout.

Scout and Ricky are up to date on all care, completely healthy and ready for adoption. They would be great with a retired person or couple or a “works from home” human. No small children please due to Ricky’s advanced years. Neither have been cat tested but they are great with other small dogs.

Scout and Ricky have been together their entire lives. They lost the only home they have ever known and they need to stay together now. If this adorable pair speaks to your heart and you think you are their perfect person please apply to adopt them today or email their foster Mom for additional information at Srodabaugh@yahoo.com

Initial Bio 2/24/17

Ricky is a 14-year-old Yorkie boy weighing about 9 lbs. being fostered in Salem, VA. Ricky came into rescue with his brother Scout when their owner could no longer care for them. We would very much love for Ricky and Scout to be adopted together since they have been pals their entire lives. Ricky is now up to date on his care including all immunizations, microchip, neutering, etc. He has an appointment to have his dental needs addressed very soon since he has quite a bit of tartar built up on his teeth. He will likely lose some teeth but Yorkies do quite well eating regular food even after many teeth are extracted. Since Ricky is an older gentleman he needs to be taken outside frequently for bathroom breaks. He also loves to sleep a lot and needs a soft bed and quiet home to nap. He isn’t too much of a cuddler but loves being curled up in his soft bed next to his foster Mom. At night, he prefers sleeping in his crate. Ricky is hearing impaired. This is probably due to a combination of his age and a buildup of wax inside his ears. He is getting his ears cleaned every day in hopes that this will bring back some of his hearing. Ricky gets along well with other dogs but he has not been tested with cats or children. Mostly, Ricky needs a calm, adults only, loving home where he can while away the days napping and being close to his humans and his brother Scout. If Ricky could be adopted with his brother Scout they would make any human the perfect Yorkie pair and would be the “happily ever after” that both sweet boys deserve. For more information email his foster mom at srodabaugh@yahoo.com


To date we've spent $693.34 on Ricky's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $125.00 in donations.
Please donate!

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

To fill out the adoption application for Ricky click here.
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Scout

Scout and Ricky
Virginia
Scout

Scout is a 10 year old Yorkie boy weight about 14 pounds being fostered in Salem, VA. Scout is one half of a bonded pair and needs to be adopted with his brother Ricky.

Updated 3/9/17

Hold on to your hearts Yorkie lovers….This pair of Virginia Gents are Looking for Love!

No….They aren't “The Odd Couple.” They are Ricky and Scout and bonded pair of Yorkie BFFs being fostered in Salem, VA. Scout is the bigger fella. He is 10 perfect years old and weighs 14 pounds. His little sidekick is Ricky, a very healthy 14 year old, 7 pounder. These two have been together for Scout’s entire life. They obviously are a “Perfect Pair” and we are looking for a very special person to give both of them the fur-ever together home they deserve.

Scout is the extrovert. He enjoys going for car rides and LOVES being with his human, preferably snuggled up close getting belly rubs and attention. He is not a fan of being crated as this causes him a lot of anxiety. He would love a fenced yard to romp, but frequent leash walks would also work. He is house-trained and has great indoor manners. Scout is very smart and he is taking classes to learn commands. He LOVES to get his treat rewards when he does a good job. He also loves to play with squeaky toys especially when his human plays along. He does great with other dogs.

Ricky is Scout’s best buddy and is the Yen to Scout’s Yang. Ricky prefers to chill out in his soft bed and while away the hours napping and snoring. Ricky snores when he sleeps LOL. He isn't the cuddler that Scout is but he does love to be petted and is a huge fan of yummy treats! Due to his age Ricky needs to be taken out frequently to prevent accidents or he can wear a belly band to help with that too. Ricky is not a fan of steps so he needs a single story home or a person who doesn't mind giving him a “lift” up and down the stairs. He is also a bit hard of hearing which is expected for his age but he is a very healthy 14 year old. He just had a dental and only lost one tooth! Ricky is just a sweet, lovable senior who needs a person to love him and his best pal Scout.

Scout and Ricky are up to date on all care, completely healthy and ready for adoption. They would be great with a retired person or couple or a “works from home” human. No small children please due to Ricky’s advanced years. Neither have been cat tested but they are great with other small dogs.

Scout and Ricky have been together their entire lives. They lost the only home they have ever known and they need to stay together now. If this adorable pair speaks to your heart and you think you are their perfect person please apply to adopt them today or email their foster Mom for additional information at Srodabaugh@yahoo.com

Initial Bio 2/24/17: Scout came into rescue with his brother Ricky when their owner could no longer care for them. We want very much for Scout and Ricky to be adopted together since they have been pals their entire lives. Scout is now up to date on his care including all immunizations, microchip, neutering, dental, etc. He is housetrained and will bark when he needs to go outside. He is currently being treated for an ear infection but is otherwise a very healthy boy. He loves going for walks and car rides. Scout sleeps in a crate in his foster home but is very happy when he can get out and run around. He will follow his foster mom around the house and observe everything she is doing. He loves to sit next to his foster mom in the evening. He is also happy laying on the floor by her feet. Scout also enjoys playing with squeaky toys and chewies. He gets along with other dogs but has not been tested with cats or children. Because of his age he would probably be best in a home with children 10 years and older. If Scout could be adopted with his brother Ricky it would make any human the perfect Yorkie pair and would be the “happily ever after” that both sweet boys deserve. For more information email his foster mom at srodabaugh@yahoo.com


To date we've spent $568.11 on Scout's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $0 in donations.
Please donate!

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

To fill out the adoption application for Scout click here.
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Marley
West Virginia
Marley

Marley is an 11 year old lively little boy being fostered in West Virginia

THANK YOU TO MARLEY'S RESCUE ANGELS!

Helen Plowy, Angie Cagle

Update Bio. 03/06/17. Marley has improved in the last month. He still coughs, occasionally, and his little knee locks up but he pushes through. He hasn't been able to gain weight but the vet has prevented him from losing any more weight. Marley is a senior boy who will need the perfect home for his needs. He loves other dogs and all people. Marley wants nothing more than to constantly snuggle with his foster mom. Marley's health will have to be closely monitored and any changes addressed with a vet immediately, as he can go down quickly. He loves to go outside in all weather conditions, so a fenced yard is a must. His head will fit through a fence gate so some alterations may be needed. Only local adoptions will be considered and a preference for keeping him with his vet in Waynesboro, PA is a plus. This is a very special boy with so much love to give. He is fragile but full of fire. He melts the hearts of everyone he meets. If you would like to give Marly the perfect forever home, just follow the link below to compelete an application for adoption.

Update Bio. 01/28/17. Marley has had a tough time since arriving at UYR in early December. His dental disease was so bad that he had congestion from the infection. He came home from his dental and neuter with antibiotics but as the days progressed, his struggle to breathe got worse. His vet saw him on an emergency visit and it was determined that Marley had pneumonia. Because he had just been rescued from a high population shelter in NYC, it could not be definitively determined if the pneumonia was from the severe infection or possibly kennel cough. He had already been quarantined with his sister, Violet, and Scarlett who came with them. No one showed signs of kennel cough but Marley still had to go into four weeks of quarantine and his condition was guarded. At 4 1/2 pounds the vet could not guarantee that he would live through this. His foster mom was devastated, as was his sister. Violet had just passed the day before. She was rescued knowing she had very little time left. Poor little social Marley had to have no contact with the other fosters and resident dogs he so loved. It's been four weeks into Marley's convalescence and he seems to be on the mend. But sweet little Marley is not out of the woods. His lungs are still congested and he has been losing weight despite his foster mom's efforts to fatten that little boy up. His doctor feels that he should not be available for adoption until his lungs are clear and he can gain weight. Marley is an amazing, affectionate. tiny little boy. He is 11 years old and runs and hops with the young ones. He will stop all play to be in foster mom's arms and there he will stay contented for literally hours. He is housetrained, pad trained, gets along with all dogs and people, and thinks he is protector of all. He loves to be brushed and will wear bows with no complaints. He rides perfectly in the car and has good leash skills. He loves being outside. Marley does have a luxating patella on his rear leg. It will lock up on him but he can get it unlocked. The vet has thoroughly checked the knee and assures there is no pain, just inconvenience. Marley must be watched at stairs. He flies up and down. Twice he has lost his step and rolled a few steps causing him to limp for about an hour. Now he must wait for his foster mom who monitors his trip. Marley lost all of his teeth during his dental and he has adjusted well. His foster mom hand feeds him to keep him clean but he does tolerate cleaning around his mouth gracefully. He is learning to eat without getting messy. So say a prayer for this tiny little man. He needs to be well.

Update Bio. 12/29/16: Marley was seen by the vet today to better understand why he has been coughing. After doing some xrays, it was determined he has pneumonia. He is being treated with two types of antibiotics and will have steam treatments to help him clear out his lungs. He will have to remain in isolation for 4 weeks until he is well past this infection and won't be available for adoption until we know he is healthy.

Bio Update 12/22/16. Marley is the most loving, kissing, snuggling tiny, five pound boy. You would never guess his age of 11 when watching him bound up and down the stairs. He's great with all dogs, children, and has never met a stranger. He's housetrained to go outside but is also pad trained. Marley just lost his last five teeth and now you can see the tip of his tongue. It doesn't stop him from loving meal time, and he's so adorable. He's easy to bathe and groom, and he's not a barker. The cutest thing about him is how they can all be playing, you grab him up in your lap, and he won't move. He loves snuggling more than playing. This tiny boy loves life and everyone in it. If you are interested in adopting Marley, follow the link below to complete the application.

12/14/16 Initial Bio: Named Jacob Marley because he's our Christmas rescue, he has just moved in and taken over. Marley was accompanied by his sister, Violet and a sweet girl named Scarlett. At 11 years old, this boy hops, not walks. This tiny five pounder takes care of both much older girls. He's housetrained and pad trained, knows basic commands, and loves everyone. He loves to explore his new yard and has never met a stranger. He is blossoming in his new surroundings. He's definitely a lap dog and loves giving kisses to both people and his two girls.


To date we've spent $1031.54 on Marley's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $200.00 in donations.
Please donate!

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

To fill out the adoption application for Marley click here.
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Yoda
Wisconsin
Yoda

Meet the handsome Yoda. Yoda is a 3-year-old, 7 pound Yorkie being fostered in WI.

THANK YOU TO YODA'S RESCUE ANGELS!

Regina Brantley

Update Bio. 03/05/17. Good morning and happy Sunday to all Yorkie lovers!! Time for an update on my foster boy Yoda!

He is doing great. A couple of weeks ago, he was neutered, and is all healed with no complications. He is up to date on all vaccines and will be microchipped this week as the vet "forgot" to do this during the neutering process 😩.

Yoda is a very intelligent little boy with great learning capabilities. We are working on sitting when given a treat and being gentle when taking the bite. When reminded to be gentle, you barely notice him taking it from your hand. We are still working on potty training. He is very good about telling you when he has to go out but if we are busy, he will wet his belly band. He seems to have to urinate more often than what I feel is normal so that will be discussed with the vet at the time of microchipping

Yoda loves to chew on bully sticks, play with toys, play fetch, go for walks and snuggle ❤️. Yoda is very demanding for attention and is extremely jealous of his fur sister and fur brother. He is also very dominating over them. For this reason, he should be the only fur member of the family. No other dogs, cats, rabbits....etc.

Yoda was a owner surrender due to him nipping at the littles in the House. (A 1 and 3 year old). While I have not seen behavior that would support this, he will not be adopted to a family with children younger than 10. Yoda's new family should have plenty of room for him to run and play, as he is young and energetic. At only 3 years of age, he has plenty of spirit.

Any questions please feel free to email me at Quietcourt2@yahoo.com, and I will be more than happy to answer any questions. Or if you think he would be perfect for your family go to www.uyr.us and fill out an adoption request form.

Yoda a Foster Mommy.....

Update Bio. 01/12/17. Hello fellow rescue lovers. 🐶

Yoda has been here for almost three weeks now, and we have fell in love with him. When he first arrived, he was a very nervous little dog. The first two nights he slept very little and did a lot of pacing, but has improved to where he is starting to sleep with us by his choice. He does get up once a night to do his business outside, but with having three dogs in our bed I'm not sure who is waking who up to go outside.

Yoda is not fully potty trained and wears a belly band. In the evenings, he will let you know when he has to go out. A couple of times at night when he was still choosing to sleep on the floor, he would scratch on my side of the bed to let me know he needed to go out, so I am very hopeful that with getting neutered next week and more constant training the belly band will be a thing of the past 😊.

Yoda eats two times a day. 7 am and 5 pm. He loves his Frommes, although he would rather have his fur siblings soft food. However, he completely understands that because he has a mouth full of healthy teeth he needs his good quality crunchy food.

Yoda was surrendered due to him snapping at the 1 and 3 year old in the home. Since being here, I have never seen him even think about snapping. Just recently, I had a house full of people and he just stayed by my side or my husbands and eventually became friendly with everyone. Due to his size and said past behaviors, a home with older children will be considered. He is a young, energetic dog who loves to play. The weather in Wisconsin was beautiful yesterday and the roads were dry so we took the pack for a walk and Yoda did wonderful! He loved it. We met another dog on our walk and the only reason Yoda barked was because his foster sister did 😒.

Yodas previous owner stated that he doesn't do well with other dogs. While there has been some issues here with my two, he has done really well. I feel that after he gets neutered most of those issues will disappear . Yoda is learning everyday and has learned a lot from my two. I am confident he will continue to learn. He is a great listener and a really fast learner.

If you think you can offer Yoda the loving home he so deserves, please go to www.uyr.us and fill out an adoption form. Any questions, please feel free to contact me, the foster mommy, at quietcourt2@yahoo.com.

Initial Bio. 01/26/17. Hello everyone. My name is Yoda! I just arrived at my foster home. I am three years old and my mommy decided that I needed a home that doesn't have little children. So far I have been a very good boy. My foster mommy is impressed that I have been very good with going potties outside On Friday I will see the dogter for the very first time. My foster mommy says I will get some shots 😩. Please check back after Friday to see what the dogter has to say Now here is my foster mommy.

Hello everyone Yoda was three in October and comes from a family that had two very young children and that seemed to stress him out and he was starting to nip at them. So his mom thought it was best to surrender him to UYR. He has only been here a day and has done very well. He was extremely anxious last night but has settle down considerably, which is totally understandable .

I'm thinking that he is not 100% Yorkie, but that doesn't make him any less adorable! His surrendering mom said he is not a fan of men but that didn't stop him from snuggling right up to my husband last night. She also noted that he doesn't like other dogs, but, so far, not one problem with my two Yorkies. Please stay tuned for more on Yoda as he continues settling down and gets more comfortable here. If you have any questions on Yoda please feel free to email me at

quietcourt2@yahoo.com or follow the link below to complete an application for adoption.


To date we've spent $531.50 on Yoda's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $10.00 in donations.
Please donate!

For more information, contact my foster parents at: quietcourt2@yahoo.com.

To fill out the adoption application for Yoda click here.
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