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.




Brandy
California
Brandy

Brandy is a beautiful 4-year-old, 7 pound, little Yorkie girl being fostered in Southern California. Only candidates living in California will be considered for adoption.

THANK YOU TO BRANDY'S RESCUE ANGELS!

Rodney and Robin Slagle

UPDATE BIO. 01/25/19. With each new day, we love this little girl more and more…..and Brandy has learned to return our love. This little ball of confusion has unraveled and it’s definitely been a magical time of learning for us as foster parents. There are few things as special as gaining the love and trust of a Yorkie like Brandy – such a wonderful little dog that is making great strides as she figures out life, love & trust.

Brandy has taught us so much about taking the time to observe with patience, gain a clear understanding of cues and develop new individual behavioral strategies that she can understand. We believe we have developed goals and behavioral objectives that set her up for success, and there’s just nothing like watching Brandy celebrate her achievements! When it comes to Brandy, there are no “cookie-cutter” strategies that can be applied with success. She meets each new situation and/or person on an individual basis. Therefore, she continues to be a bit unpredictable. We have come to understand that Brandy’s lack of early socialization has caused her to have a significant level of social anxiety which causes her to nip when she meets new people or other dogs. We have made it our goal to put her in as many social situations as possible and she has begun accept new people and even make friends over a short period of time. We anticipate that Brandy will always be suspicious of strangers, but now we understand that if a person respects her space and give her time to observe and feel comfortable, she will warm up and event attempt to make friends.

Miss Brandy continues to be an Alpha Female that really isn’t interested in developing relationships with other dogs, although she has learned how to behave and live and abide by the rules of our pack. She isn’t good at sharing toys and is very possessive of them. Brandy continues to be combative with other dogs when she feels threatened and this little girl is fearless. Over the past few months, she has learned to retreat to her “crib” in our bedroom when she feels overstimulated or uncomfortable around the other dogs. She’ll sit and wait until another dog isn’t looking and will steal their toy and hide it away for herself. She loves “one-on-one” time with me, loves playing ball and has become the most loving lap dog. It’s very clear that Brandy’s preference is to be a “One & Only!” She just loves being hugged, petted and having her belly rubbed now – but she’ll sometimes have a “flashback” and growl as a warning that she’s getting ready to snap because something is making her feel uncomfortable. We have learned to accept this behavior and when we hear her growl, we just stop touching her and let her be. Often, she’ll immediately begin kissing your hand as an apologetic gesture. We still can’t figure out what goes through her mind – except that she just gets “spooked”. Brandy is very animated and energetic. Sometimes I think she expends so much energy when she’s awake that she just crashes into a very deep sleep when she goes to rest.

Smart as a whip, Brandy knows all her basic commands and is always eager to please for a treat!! She is extremely animated and attentive. She listens intently and really loves New Age, Classical and Reikki Relaxation music. She has excellent potty skills and goes directly to her little patch of fake dog grass on the deck when she has to go. She loves structure and responds very well to a predictable schedule. She’s at the door with her baby in her mouth precisely at 9AM and again at 4PM ready for her walk. She is a remarkably well behaved dog that can be taken to hotels, restaurants and virtually any public setting as long as strangers aren’t permitted to touch her. Brandy loves riding in the car and recently came on a 12 hour trip to New Mexico during which she was a perfect little traveler.

Each night I take a moment to place Brandy gently in her “crib” and sit with her for a moment. I look lovingly into her eyes and blink to let her know that she is safe and loved. With each passing month, her expression becomes softer and now she’ll even drift off to sleep as I rub her little belly and kiss her goodnight.

Brandy continues to march to the beat of her own drum, and the music she makes is uniquely beautiful!!

Foster Parents – Diane & Alex

6/04/18. UPDATE BIO. Brandy continues to do well and make slow but steady improvements. This month she seems to have turned the corner with my husband Alex. She hasn’t wanted to have anything to do with him, but now she happily jumps on his lap and has even given him a few kisses on his nose. Before she would only kiss his hand. She continues to hoard the toys she likes and has begun guarding them all day long. She makes sure to take one of her “dollies” each time we walk and makes it the entire way with her “dolly” hanging out of her mouth. The neighbors think she’s just darling.

We continue to work with her on nipping, but she gets overly excited easily and will lash out at me when I touch her in a way she doesn’t like. A good example of this is when I attempt to clean her eyes and face each morning. She doesn’t like anyone touching her face and does growl and then try to nip when she doesn’t like the way she’s being touched or handled. In addition, she remains very fearful of meeting new people and will immediately nip if they try to touch her. The only way to get her to interact with an unfamiliar person is to give them treats. She’s very motivated by food and will take a treat from a stranger as long as they don’t try to touch her. For the past few weeks, I’ve been taking her with me to the store or to run errands, so she can experience new people and places, but I have to be careful not to allow anyone to touch her. I hope we’ll make some good progress on this front over the next month or so.

Brandy two favorite activities are going for walks and eating!!

03/20/18. Update Bio. Brandy came to UYR as an owner surrender that suddenly became intolerant and aggressive toward the other dog in her household after four years of peaceful coexistence. In addition, she became overly possessive of her owner and began nipping at others that came into her vicinity. Brandy has been medically evaluated and is in perfect health. In addition, she has been seen and evaluated by a reputable trainer and was placed on Prozac to help control her aggression, but the medication had no positive impact on the situation. Concerned for the safety of both of their dogs, Brandy’s owners found themselves with no other option than to seek the assistance of UYR.

Brandy has been a member of our family for the past six weeks. She has been weened completely off of medication, has been placed on a healthy, raw, grain free diet. Ironically, Brandy was immediately accepted into my little pack of three the day she arrived. We have had no major incidences of aggression between Brandy and any of our 3 Yorkies (with some minor pack corrections that are teaching her manners, none that have involved overly physical contact). In fact, they seem to like her, and regularly attempt to seek her out to play. Although Brandy tolerates the pack, she isn’t eager to engage with them just yet. She prefers the one-on-one attention of humans and has fallen in love with both my husband and myself. She is a sweet little lap dog that likes nothing more than cuddling, wrapped in a blanket and having her neck, ears and belly rubbed. She loves being brushed too and will sit on the floor next to my feet to wait for her turn. So adorable.

As her foster mom, and a person with several years of experience living and working with “Quirky Yorkies.” I think Brandy is a Fantastic little one and very typical of many of the more “Colorful” Yorkies. Brandy is a very loving, intelligent and complex little one that needs to be challenged and loves learning. She is super fun, and very spunky and so incredibly ADORABLE! She has a very high level of intensity in everything she does and absolutely needs lots and lots of exercise, attention and a new Mom & Dad that can respect and appreciate her for who she is. One of the things I love about Brandy is her strong desire to communicate her needs, albeit the way she has gone about it in the past has been understandably misinterpreted. For example, if she’s enjoying getting her ears scratched and you suddenly stop, she will grab your hand with her mouth gently because she wants more. I’ve been working with her to kiss rather than grab my hand and she is catching on quickly. If you rough her up or hold her too tightly she gets upset and will grab your hand as if to say, “Don’t do that to me!” If you grab her leash and walk to the door, she’ll nip your toes because she can’t wait to go outside. She’s learning how to kiss instead. Like most Yorkies – Brandy LOVES going for long mountain walks …. 1-mile twice per day. She also has a habit of growling in a fairly intimidating way if anyone or the dogs go near her when she’s in her bed or has a toy. Of course, this is normal, but in Brandy’s case it was overly intense. She’s doing this less and less as she begins to feel safer and becomes more accustomed to our family and the rules of our pack which include respecting others and their space.

Brandy also has a tendency to get overly excited which is usually the precursor to negative behavior. She is learning how to channel her excess energy into chewing bones, playing fetch, and tug-of-war. She is also learning how to have better manners with other dogs. Each evening I watch as my pack engages her or ignores her depending on how she is acting, and which cues she’s sending out. She is very smart and seems to be enjoying learning the ways and rules of the pack with little intervention from me – she seems to feel accomplished and I’m very proud of her.

Brandy also has rather strong obsessive/compulsive tendencies and (like many Yorkies) wants whatever another dog has. In Brandy’s case, she doesn’t want to play with another dog, she wants to steal the toy and hide it. She’s definitely a major hoarder. In the beginning she would sit and whine for a long, long, long time if she wanted something. Since she has learned that this just isn’t the way to get what she wants, and she rarely does this now. Brandy also knows when she needs quiet time and will sometimes retreat to her bed just to relax. To her credit, Brandy is perfectly housetrained and is terrific at letting us know when she has to go out to her little patch of grass on the deck.

In the beginning Brandy was aloof and didn’t really seem to like or trust people very much. She seemed uncertain of human interaction and wasn’t a big fan of being held or carried around and would growl. We got the sense she really just wanted to be left alone, like she was just plain fed-up humans, which we could totally understand based on the chaos this entire family had endured during their final months together. We believe that Brandy was very confused and disoriented because she just couldn’t figure things out, or what people wanted from her. She just wanted to go to her bed or retreat and “check-out.” The unpredictability of life also resulted in her lack of confidence, fear, and caused her to growl and/or lash out.

Brandy is a UNIQUE Yorkie that has definite streaks of unpredictability which (we believe) may stem from a combination of her possible in-breeding, past life experiences and genuine nature. It has taken time, good judgement, love, limits, and the ability to properly evaluate her state of mind at any given time and lots and lots and lots of positive reinforcement to develop a good, strong, loving relationship with Brandy. I’m confident that it will take her new owner(s) a good deal of BREED SPECIFIC KNOWLEDGE, time, effort, patience, love, kindness and respect and work to develop a loving relationship with Brandy.

Brandy is a Special UYR Yorkie with Unique Needs.

Brandy’s Specific Requirements – Please Read Carefully – In addition to UYR’s high-standards for potential adopters, the following additional conditions are specific to Brandy.

You must have demonstrated experience with the Yorkie Breed, and an understanding, experience and a passion for intensified breed characteristics and knowledge of how to properly correct with positive reinforcement and loving limits.

Brandy will not be adopted into a household with children or regularly visiting grandchildren under 16 years of age. A retired, yet active couple or single person that is home most of the time is highly preferable.

You must commit to having a “one-Yorkie” home FurEver. If you plan to have a mult-pet household at some future date, or if you currently have another pet, please do not apply to adopt Brandy. UYR will reserve the right to retrieve her should this commitment be broken.

Applicants for Brandy must live in Orange or San Diego Counties Only.

We’d like Brandy to be adopted by a Yorkie-Breed Enthusiast. We’d love to find her new FurParents that will take her to obedience, training and agility classes to establish and solidify a strong, life-long bond with Brandy.

Initial Bio 2/12/18: Hello – My name is Brandy! I’m 4.5 Years Old and 7lbs of Pure Moxie! I’m a Little California Beauty Queen, and I know it!! I love cuddling in my bed, going for long mountain walks and playing with squeak toys! I just arrived on Saturday 2/10 and I’m just getting to know my Foster Family.

Please check back for updates as my Foster Family gets to know me better!


To date we've spent $239.85 on Brandy's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $400.00 in donations.
Please donate!

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

To fill out the adoption application for Brandy click here.
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Georgie

Georgie and Sport
California
Georgie (and Sport)

Georgie is a 1.5 year of. 4.5 pound Malti-Poo. He is one half of a bonded pair and comes to UYR with his furry best friend Sport, a 2 year old, 8 pound Morkie. Both pups are being fostered in Fremont, CA and must be adopted together. Because both are fearful of men, they must be adopted into a female only household. NO OUT OF STATE APPLICATIONS WILL BE CONSIDERED.

THANK YOU TO GEORGIE'S RESCUE ANGELS!

Carol Nelson, Wendy Fuhrmaneck, Carol Nelson, Sandra Wendt, Brigitte Saylor, Holly Stavis

UPDATE BIO: 01/19/19. Georgie continues be an adorable little Morkie. He loves affection, and seeks it out. He wonders why him and his best buddy, Sport, have not found their forever home. They are both happy little boys, but would be happier with their very own mommy. They must go to a female only home.

UPDATE BIO. 09/11/18. Georgie has completely recovered from his knee surgery. He is a very sweet little man, and has really warmed up to foster Mom. His best friend is truly Sport. Georgie loves his Sport. He can be a little shy around strangers, and I have noticed he can act a little nervous when I go to pick him up.

Unfortunately, I do feel there was some abuse in these boys past. He gets along with other dogs, and is nicely crate trained. The ideal home for these two would be with females only, as his buddy Sport seems to be very afraid of men. These two enjoy their yard, so a small yard would be perfect for them. They are trained to use a doggie door. Because of Georgie’s small size, no children under 9.

UPDATE BIO> 06/27/18. Georgie is doing great after his surgery. I have released him completely from bed rest, and leash restraint. I also let him run freely around the house, as the boys are very nicely house trained. Georgie will still lift his leg at times when running, but the vet believes this is just an old habit, as his knee is very much in the correct place.

The boys are a joy to have around, and someone will be a very lucky person to be selected to be their forever!

UPDATE BIO 05/22/18: Georgie had his knee surgery, and is doing very well with it. Foster mom has not completely released him from bed rest, as he is a very active little guy, who loves to frolic, jump, and play with his buddy, Sport.

Georgie's vet said he could be released, but Foster Mom is taking every precaution, and being very conservative with him. She restrains him on a leash, to prevent him from performing any jumps or leaps. Georgie and Sport are so much to watch, they are quite entertaining.

Update Bio. 04/06/2018. Poor little Georgi! Such a sweet boy who loves to play, play, and play more. Foster Mom loves to watch him but was distraught when she noticed he held his right rear leg up when running. An appointment at the vet verified the suspicion, he has a severe luxating patella issue, and needs surgery. He also has an issue with the left rear leg, but not severe. We have scheduled his surgery, which will be in 2 weeks. He also needs a dental, which hopefully can be done at the same time. His playing will have to be restricted for at least 8 weeks, if not more. Not an easy thing to do, because this boy loves to play.

All this will be very expensive. But we want a bright, happy, healthy future for this adorable little boy. If you could help us pay for Georgi’s surgery, it would be greatly appreciated. We also would love your prayers and positive thoughts that all goes well for him through his surgery and recovery.

Initial Bio 3/24/18: This duo of young, adorable best pals have had a rough year so far. First, their owner was a victim of the fires that plagued the San Diego area. Displaced from their home, they were given to a friend for safe keeping until the owner could recover. That proved more challenging than anticipated and the original owner found that they were unable to come for them. The friend was given ownership with the intent of finding them a good home but is a widow with limited resources who after much heart ache reluctantly decided that UYR could give this precious pair the best start possible to a PAWFECT new life. These two pups are healthy, sweet as can be and are going to make some lucky adopter very happy! Stay tuned for updates as they have just reached their foster home.


To date we've spent $1835.93 on Georgie (and Sport)'s vet bills, but with your support we've collected $1449.10 in donations.
Please donate!

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

To fill out the adoption application for Georgie (and Sport) click here.
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Sport

Sport and Georgie
California
Sport (and Georgie)

Sport is a 2 year old, 8 pound Maltese-Yorkie mix. He is one half of a bonded pair and comes to UYR with his furry best friend Georgie, a 1.5 year old, 4.5 pound Malti-Poo. Both pups are being fostered in Fremont, CA and must be adopted together. Because they are fearful of men, they can only be adopted into a female only household. NO OUT OF STATE APPLICATIONS WILL BE CONSIDERED.

THANK YOU TO SPORT'S RESCUE ANGELS!

Trula Montgomery, Carol Nelson

UPDATE BIO: 01/19/19. Sport is an adorable Yorkiepoo. He is a very happy little man, who loves affection. Sport would really like him and his best bud, Georgie, to find their very own mommy. They must be adopted to a female only home, Sport has a dislike for most men.

UPDATE BIO. 09/11/18 Sport is a really sweet little man, and seeks affection from me. However, he is very afraid of my room mate. We have tried to get him to like my room mate, but it seems the problem is getting worse. Sport becomes very agitated when the room mate is around. I then put the boys in their crate, and that calms him. I believe there was abuse from a man in his past.

An ideal home for these two would be a female only household. They are trained to use a doggie door. They love their back yard, so a small yard would be ideal. No children under 9.

UPDATE BIO. 06/27/18. Sport is just the most adorable guy, and is so loving. He does have a fear of strangers, but once he knows you, he is just a love bug. I have been taking him to puppy training, and I actually think he is the star pupil there. He prances around so proudly. He is learning his sit, down, and heel commands, and he has proven to be very smart. he is very nicely house trained, and uses a doggie door to do his business outside.

The boys are just a joy ot have around, and someone will be the very lucky person to be selected to be their forever.

UPDATE BIO. 05/22/18. Foster Mom has noticed Sport is very shy of strangers. Sport and Foster Mom will start puppy training this week, to train him on basic commands, but more importantly, to socialize him with other people, in the hopes that this will help his stranger danger fear. Foster Mom is pretty excited about this,

Sport is such a cute, comical little guy. You just can't help but love him at first sight!

Initial Bio. 03/28/18. This duo of young, adorable best pals have had a rough year so far. First, their owner was a victim of the fires that plagued the San Diego area. Displaced from their home, they were given to a friend for safe keeping until the owner could recover. That proved more challenging than anticipated and the original owner found that they were unable to come for them. The friend was given ownership with the intent of finding them a good home but is a widow with limited resources who after much heart ache reluctantly decided that UYR could give this precious pair the best start possible to a PAWFECT new life. These two pups are healthy, sweet as can be and are going to make some lucky adopter very happy! Stay tuned for updates as they have just reached their foster home.


To date we've spent $525.50 on Sport (and Georgie)'s vet bills, but with your support we've collected $284.10 in donations.
Please donate!

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

To fill out the adoption application for Sport (and Georgie) click here.
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I am happily resting in my new foster home

I am a very sweet girlie
Florida
Bella

Beautiful Bella is an almost 9 year old, 5.5 pound Yorkie sweetheart. Bella has some special needs. She is being fostered in Jacksonville, FL.

THANK YOU TO BELLA'S RESCUE ANGELS!

Michelle Dancer, Vannessa Altamirano, Wendy Fuhrmaneck

UPDATED BIO 02/13/2019: Bella spent the first 8 years of her life with her one mommy. Then sadly one day her mommy died and Bella went to live with a family that were relatives of her mommy. As much as Bella wanted a new family, this was not the right family for her. They surrendered this sweet girl to UYR so that we could find the perfect forever home for her.

On Bella's initial exam two weeks ago, a heart murmur Grade 4/6 was detected. It was thought the murmur could be related to her infected teeth and mouth. However, on re-exam recently, the murmur is still present at the same level as originally detected so an echocardiogram was done. This test determined that Bella has Mitral Valve Regurgitation (MVD) – no medical intervention is needed at this time, but she must be closely monitored in the future to ensure that this condition hasn’t worsened. Bella is losing a little more weight which could be related to her previous oral surgery and infected mouth. She is now receiving additional feedings to see if this makes a difference.

This sweet girl is a love bug. She is smart, too - she is house-trained and will use a puppy pad in the house if unable to go out due to inclement weather. Bella is still hesitant about big dogs, but is fine with other dogs close to her size and age – she would do well with an older docile dog in the home. She continues to make the adjustment to her foster home well and we are hoping that a special someone will read her story and want to give this little special needs girlie a furever home.

Please consider donating to UYR to help with the vet expenses for sweet Bella and our other foster dogs. Just click on the PayPal button and we will be thankful for anything you can donate.

PLEASE NOTE: Bella can only be adopted into a home with no large dogs or children under the age of 14 years old.

UPDATED BIO 02/01/2019: Bella spent the first 8 years of her life with her one mommy. Then sadly one day her mommy died and Bella went to live with a family that were relatives of her mommy. As much as Bella wanted a new family, this was not the right family for her. There were little kids who thought she was a toy and tried to carry her all over the place. It was not safe for them to do that and Bella was scared. Bella was also frightened of the young large dogs in the homes and hid most of the time.

Bella has had a busy few days since she arrived in her foster home. Here’s what she had to say:

Bella here, I sure have been busy since I landed in my foster home. There was a lot of riding in the car involved, and I wasn’t overly fond of that, but I like it here. It was also very cold BRRRRR, and it doesn’t seem like Florida should be that cold. Foster Mom put a nice pretty new sweater on me and that helped to keep me warm.

I met my feline fursister Sasha and I think she is OK. Hopefully she feels the same about me. I also have a big furbrother Sailor who helps Foster Mom and he is big but gentle and we get along. Foster Mom has trimmed the hair around my eyes where it was irritating them, and I can see better now - yahoo! My nails were so long that it was hard for me to walk, but Foster Mom knew what to do and they feel so much better now.

I saw the doggie doctor today and it has been a long time since I’ve seen one. I had all my vaccinations updated and also had two b-i-g surgeries called a spay and a dental. The dogter says I was in bad shape and it was good we did everything today. I am so glad that United Yorkie Rescue had a place for me to go and where I am going to get healthier. I’m supposed to tell you that once I have recuperated and have a few more medical things done, that I will be fine if I am placed in a home with other dogs that are close to my size and age – maybe a docile older dog would be a perfect companion for me. I’m going to let my foster mom tell you what the vet said so I can rest from this exhausting day.

From Bella’s Foster Mom: Bella came home from her big and busy day at the vet, did her business outside and curled up in a soft, warm doggie bed and is resting quietly. Her spay surgery revealed that she had hydrometra – which is the accumulation of a sterile, water or mucous secretion in the uterus. In addition, she had a small mammary tumor which was removed. Her mouth and face were extremely sensitive because the 4 remaining teeth she had were so rotten that pus came out when the teeth were removed. Bella is now toothless, but once healed, this will not affect her ability to eat and she will feel so much better.

The vet did determine that Bella has a heart murmur which could actually be related to her current poor condition and lack of veterinary care. This will be re-evaluated in two weeks and if needed, further diagnostic tests will be done. Bella also has bilateral luxating patellas, but no intervention is needed at this time other than a glucosamine supplement.

Please consider donating to UYR to help with the vet expenses for sweet Bella and our other foster dogs. Just click on the PayPal button and we will be thankful for anything you can do to help.

PLEASE NOTE: Bella needs an adult-only home - NO children!

INITIAL BIO 01/23/2019: Bella spent the first 8 years of her life with her one mommy. Then sadly one day her mommy died and Bella went to live with a family that were relatives of her mommy. As much as Bella wanted a new family, this was not the right family for her. There were little kids who thought she was a toy and tried to carry her all over the place. It was not safe for them to do that and Bella was scared. Not only were there little kids, but there were two young, big dogs who seemed like giants to a dog as small as Bella. They didn't hurt her, they just wanted to play with her. She was afraid they would hurt her. Bella was spending most of her time hiding from the kids and the big dogs. Her new family really did love her and they wanted her, but they knew they were not the right family for Bella, and with much sadness they knew Bella had to become a United Yorkie rescue pup.

Bella is in her foster home now and enjoying having no kids to try to get her and no big dogs trying to play with her and scare her. Bella needs all her vaccinations updated and her spay. She also needs a dental and may end up losing most of teeth. Bella will be seeing the vet sometime next week and we will know more about this sweet little girl. She is fine with other dogs close to her size and age - a docile older dog would be fine. Stay tuned as Bella's Foster Mom gets to know her better.......

PLEASE NOTE: Bella needs an adult-only home - NO children!


To date we've spent $1239.85 on Bella's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $40.00 in donations.
Please donate!

For more information, contact my foster parents at: yorkierescuemom@live.com.

To fill out the adoption application for Bella click here.
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I am so glad UYR gave me a home

Me and my brother Chong promise to love you forever
Florida
Cheech (and Chong)

Cheech and his brother Chong are Yorkie Mixes. Cheech is estimated to be 10 years old and weighs a chubby 16 lbs. They are being fostered in Ft. Myers, FL

UPDATED BIO 02/15/2019: Cheech and his brother Chong are acclimating nicely to their foster home after being abandoned in a crate dumped in a church parking lot, along with a bag of food. Cheech has seen the vet and began the process of updating his vaccinations. Thankfully both dogs are heartworm & fecal negative. Cheech does need a dental badly, but will a radiograph of his heart should be done prior to anesthesia since he has a Heart Murmur. He has been started on antibiotics for the skin infection from scratching due to an infestation of fleas and should feel better really soon.

Because Cheech is a chubby 16 lbs, Foster Mom has him on a weight-reduction diet so that he can be a healthier and happier weight. He does limp a bit in the rear, but it is hoped that there is nothing significant going on like a torn or rupture of his CCL (Cranial Cruciate Ligament) – similar to the ACL in humans. He is on a course of Metacam for two weeks to see if this gives him some relief. Stay tuned for more information on both Cheech and Chong as his foster parents get to know them better.

PLEASE NOTE: Cheech and Chong are bonded and must be adopted together.

Initial Bio 1-15-19 Cheech and his brother Chong were abandoned in a church parking lot. They were in a crate with a bag of food sitting next to the crate. We know very little about them except they are very attached to each other. Cheech is overweight and will need to lose quite a bit of weight.

Cheech will be seeing the vet very soon. At that time he will receive all his vaccinations, a heartworm and fecal text, as well as blood work. More than likely he will also need a dental and possibly other vet care. As soon as Cheech has his vet appointment we will know more, so watch for more information on this guy coming soon.

Cheech and Chong are bonded and must be adopted together.


To date we've spent $271.28 on Cheech (and Chong)'s vet bills, but with your support we've collected $0 in donations.
Please donate!

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

To fill out the adoption application for Cheech (and Chong) click here.
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Thank you for saving me

Me and my brother Cheech promise to love you forever
Florida
Chong (and Cheech)

Chong and his brother Cheech are Yorkie Mixes. Chong is 5-1/2 years old and weighs a chubby 18 lbs. They are being fostered in Ft. Myers, FL

UPDATED BIO 02/16/2019: URGENT UPDATE! Chong saw the doctor recently for a bladder infection and medication was prescribed. However, even though he was getting along well and enjoying playing and frolicking about, he still had blood in his urine. He saw the vet today and they did some testing and discovered that he had bladder stones and needed emergency surgery. Chong is perplexed since he never ate stones and couldn't understand how they could get in his bladder! He is in emergency surgery right now. Hopefully all will go well and he will soon be home to his brother Cheech who is missing him.

Chong's surgery is expected to cost approximately $1,000. We are urgently asking our rescue angels to please consider making a donation towards his vetting expenses so that UYR can continue to help little homeless dogs like Chong. Every donation helps.

UPDATED BIO 01/19/2019: Chong and his brother Cheech are acclimating nicely to their foster home after being abandoned in a crate dumped in a church parking lot, along with a bag of food. Chong has seen the vet and began the process of updating his vaccinations. Thankfully both dogs are heartworm & fecal negative. Chong does need a dental badly and this will be scheduled soon.

Because Chong is a chubby 18 lbs, Foster Mom has him on a weight-reduction diet so that he can be a healthier and happier weight. Stay tuned for more information on both Chong and Cheech as his foster parents get to know them better.

PLEASE NOTE: Chong and Cheech are bonded and must be adopted together.

Initial Bio 1-15-19 Chong and his brother Cheech were abandoned in a church parking lot. They were in a crate with a bag of food sitting next to the crate. We know very little about them except they are very attached to each other. Chong is overweight and will need to lose some weight.

Chong will be seeing the vet very soon. At that time he will receive all his vaccinations, a heartworm and fecal text, as well as blood work. More than likely he will also need a dental and possibly other vet care. As soon as Chong has his vet appointment we will know more, so watch for more information on this guy coming soon.

Chong and Cheech are bonded and must be adopted together.


To date we've spent $724.88 on Chong (and Cheech)'s vet bills, but with your support we've collected $0 in donations.
Please donate!

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

To fill out the adoption application for Chong (and Cheech) click here.
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I am not living outside anymore. I am so happy.

I am so handsome. And happy.
Florida
Clooney

This young 1.5-year-old, 11.7 pound sweet boy is Clooney. He is a Yorkie mix. Clooney has quite a story to tell for being so young. Clooney is being fostered in Tampa, FL..

THANK YOU TO CLOONEY'S RESCUE ANGELS!

UPDATED BIO 02/09/2019: Clooney had a sad life prior to coming into United Yorkie Rescue. Thanks to the help of several benevolent and concerned strangers, he was rescued from an open balcony on a high-rise apartment complex where he had been living all alone for three weeks. There was no doggie bed, no toys, no blanket - nothing but three l-o-n-g weeks of loneliness and despair.

That has all changed for this sweet young puppy now that he is in the loving arms of his foster parents. He has been neutered and received all of his vaccinations, and now will begin to overcome the trauma that he suffered while fending for himself on that balcony. He is enjoying the other little dog in his foster home and loved the freedom of being outside for an hour to run around to his little heart’s content. He is inquisitive about his surroundings and independent as well, and also a smart little boy, already learning several commands which include Come, Stay and No. He is not leash-trained and his foster parents will be working with him on that as well as house-training. It appears no one took the time with him in his previous life to teach him basic puppy manners.

Clooney shows a great potential of being a loyal and loving companion dog, but it will take him some time to fully trust humans again after the humans in his life prior to coming into UYR failed him miserably. Please keep checking back to read about Clooney’s progress – adoption applications are being considered at this time with the understanding that he will be learning the ropes of being a companion dog and this may take a few weeks.

Initial Bio 02/02/2019: Clooney can't tell us much about his life until the last three weeks. That was when his owners abandoned him. He spent the last three weeks on an open balcony of a high-rise apartment house. Even in the cold and rain Clooney was out in the open on this balcony. Near him was a soggy wet bag of smelly dog food. There was no one to walk him, and so he had no choice but to do all his business on the balcony and then live in it. There was no doggie bed, no toys, no blanket - nothing but three l-o-n-g weeks of loneliness and despair.

You may wonder how we know he was alone for three weeks. The maintenance man heard a dog barking three weeks ago. But the apartment complex was full of dogs and he had no idea where the barking was coming from and what dog was doing the barking. He heard the barking on and off in the same area for three weeks. It was just luck that the property management asked him to clean up the apartment and get it ready to rent again. And that is when this small, young dog was discovered on the balcony waiting and hoping for someone – anyone - to come and save him. This kind man scooped up Clooney and took him to the property management office. There luck smiled on Clooney. The wonderful woman in the office offered to take Clooney home, clean him up, cut off the horrible mats that were all over his body, and find him a home. After making sure there was no microchip and no one had reported him missing, she contacted United Yorkie Rescue. The vet who scanned him and didn't find a chip told her that he was probably as young as a year and a half.

Today Clooney became a United Yorkie Rescue dog. He was given the name Clooney and will be cared for. He is not neutered and we have no idea if he was ever vaccinated. He will see the vet as soon as possible. He will have a physical exam, get his vaccinations, be given a heartworm test (please hope that it is negative), a fecal exam, and an appointment for his neuter. His rescue angel from the apartment complex management office said he is such a sweet boy. He cuddled with her, got along with her dogs, and he didn't show any signs of aggression. Bless his sweet heart – even though he had been abandoned through no fault of his own, he even played with toys when in her care.

Clooney will have nothing but love and care while he is in his foster home. We are not sure when he will be ready for his forever home since there is so much to know about him and making sure he has whatever vetting he may need. Please follow Clooney's story as we all get to know him and give him the love he needs. We have promised Clooney he will never find himself alone again.


To date we've spent $305.10 on Clooney'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 Clooney click here.
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Look at me after my grooming. I am adorable. Right?

Before my spa day. I was itchy and so sad.
Florida
Diva

Darling Diva is an adorable 3-½ year old, 10.2 pound Yorkie mix. She is such a love. Diva is being fostered in Spring Hill, FL..

UPDATED BIO 01/26/2019: Diva came into UYR after losing the only human mommy she had known, and being left in her empty house all alone for over a month. A friend of her mommy came every few days and threw some food on the floor, but did not clean up after her, nor take her outside for a walk, nor give her any love or companionship. So sad. It turns out that there were some older vet records and little Diva is only 3-1/2 years old.

Diva’s life has been changed forever after arriving at her foster home. She has seen the vet and received all her updated vaccinations and best of all, she got an immediate bath since she smelled pretty badly after being alone with no care for weeks. And she got groomed, and boy-oh-boy is she a beauty! Diva checked out great at the vet – hooray! She still needs to be spayed and once her heat cycle is over in three weeks, she will be spayed, microchipped and have a much-needed dental. After recuperating from this, she will be ready to go to her forever home. Her adoptive home must be willing to make at least a 15-year commitment to Diva.

Foster Mom says that despite the fact that her human mom died which made her very sad, and she was left alone in a dark home for weeks, Diva is very sweet and loving – and smart! She is both leash-trained and house-trained. She is Foster Mom’s shadow and lap dog and has a wonderful fun-loving personality. Diva loves squeaky toys and all people, big or small. This little gal is a real sweetheart!

PLEASE NOTE: Diva cannot be adopted into a home with children under the age of 10 years old.

INITIAL BIO 01/19/2019: What could be sadder then having your mommy die and then be left in your house all alone for over a month? That's right, Diva was living in a house - alone - for over a month with someone coming in maybe once a day to throw some food down for her. Yep, that is what happened to this darling little girl. Her owner died and no one was there who was willing or able to take her. Her owner's friend came in once a day, or every other day, to put some food down for her and then would leave. She was not taken out, she was not walked, she was not loved and cuddled and cared for. She lived alone in the house that reeked of her urine and feces. Finally, her kind neighbor approached the person who came to feed her and asked if she could help find Diva a home. This wonderful person reached out to United Yorkie Rescue and there was no way we would say no. We were ready to drop everything and go get her. Unfortunately for Diva, the person feeding her could not meet us for three days, so for 3 more days Diva had to remain alone in the house – so very sad.

Today Diva’s life changed. She is now safe and sound and loved and being cared for in her foster home. We know nothing for sure at this time about Diva. We don't know her exact age. We were told anywhere from 4 to 6 years old. We guess her weight to be about 12 pounds. She needs a grooming badly. She has sores on her skin due to what we believe was a severe flea infestation. We hope we were given the correct vet name to call and find out all we can about Diva. If we don't have that information, Diva will need all her vaccinations, not knowing if they were recently given to her. What we do know for sure is she needs to be spayed. She will have a heartworm test as well as a fecal, and possibly a minor dental.

Diva lost her beloved mommy and we are sure she is sad about that, but she was so happy to be out of what was formerly her loving home and surely she now feels safe and cared for. She loved being outside on the grass and right away did all her business – what a smart girlie! She seems so sweet and loving. There will be so much more to know about this sweet girl and we hope to have some of that information very soon. We don't know when Diva will be ready for adoption until she sees the vet, so please check back soon. The good news is Diva is no longer alone and uncared for; she is now safe in our loving care.


To date we've spent $215.19 on Diva's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $0 in donations.
Please donate!

For more information, contact my foster parents at: bettyrae6491@gmail.com.

To fill out the adoption application for Diva click here.
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I am a sweet, good boy.

This is before I had a bath and haircut. I was so sad,
Florida
Jack

This sweet Yorkie mix boy is Jack. Jack is 10 years old and weighs a very skinny 12.5 pounds. Jack is both hearing and vision impaired. He is being fostered in St. Augustine, FL.

UPDATED BIO 02/02/2019: Poor Jack must have spent a long time wandering the streets before being picked up and taken to the local Humane Society. He was very underweight and was covered with fleas. The wonderful people at the Humane Society did everything they could to make him feel better, but he needed more care than they could give him. When his stray hold was up and no one called or came for him, Jack became a United Yorkie Rescue dog.

Jack’s healthy weight should be around 14-15 lbs, and his foster mom is working on helping him gain that weight. It has been determined that Jack is totally deaf, but he is a smart boy and is following the other dogs in the home and taking clues from their behavior. He seems to anticipate things with them - when the resident dogs get up to go out, he will get up and join them. Sometimes he needs a little more encouragement and guidance. Jack has already learned about what time dinner is, lol!

Jack is vision-impaired as well and has been diagnosed with bilateral Lenticular/Nuclear Sclerosis. This is the medical term for a bluish transparent "haze" that develops in the lens of the eye in middle-aged to senior dogs. This is considered a normal change in the lens associated with aging (for dogs and people too!), and is observed as a cloudiness or bluish discoloration on the pupil. It has been our experience that most yorkies begin developing this condition at about age 8+.

Jack’s horrible skin condition caused by the severe flea infestation when he came into rescue is much, much better. Jack is otherwise a very healthy 10 year old dog. Foster Mom says that Jack is a sweet boy and is becoming more active as he becomes more acclimated in his foster home.

Please don’t turn away from Jack because he is deaf and vision-impaired. He deserves the same love and compassion he did when he was a younger dog. Jack has a lot of love to give to his adoptive family. His perfect home would be with someone that is home a lot and who will work with him on his hearing/vision impairments in a kind and understanding way. Jack would also like to have another doggie companion close to his age and size that could “show him the ropes” in his new home.

PLEASE NOTE: Due to Jack’s deafness and vision-impairment, he cannot be adopted into a home with children under the age of 14 years old.

Initial bio 01-14-19 Poor Jack must have spent a long time wandering the streets before being picked up and taken to the local Humane Society. He is so skinny and was covered with fleas. The wonderful people at the Humane Society did everything they could be make him better, but he needed more care than they could give him. And so when his stray hold was up and no one called or came for him, Jack became a United Yorkie Rescue dog.

Jack is very underweight. His foster mom can see and feel his ribs protruding. His teeth are in very bad shape and need to be taken care of very soon. His eyes need continued antibiotics. It seems he is vision impaired. He can see, though not very well. It doesn't stop him from exploring and checking out his surrounding. Jack's skin is dry and flaky. He got his much-needed bath to help with the flakiness. There is hair loss on several parts of his body. This is most likely from the abundance of fleas that were on him when he was found. There also is a little growth on the top of his head, which may be a fatty tumor or something more severe. We hope not.

Jack seems to be a very friendly dog. He has already shown that he likes people. He was fine with the cat and the other dogs in his foster home. Jack will be seeing the vet next week and hopefully we will get nothing but good news. His teeth will be taken care of and he will get the meds needed for any other issues.

There will be so much more coming about Jack as his foster parents discover more about Jack, his personality, and his health. Please check back soon for more information on Jack and when he will be ready for his forever home.


To date we've spent $295.60 on Jack's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $0 in donations.
Please donate!

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

To fill out the adoption application for Jack click here.
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I am beautiful, but need to be groomed

My brother Max and me have been together all our lives
Florida
Lexie (and Max)

MEET LEXIE & MAX! Lexie is 11 years old and weighs a tiny 4.4 lbs. Sweet Lexie is being fostered in Orlando, FL. Lexie & Max are bonded and must be adopted together..

THANK YOU TO LEXIE'S RESCUE ANGELS!

Mary Whitaker, Shirley Bayse

UPDATED BIO O2/08/2019: Lexie here – Max’s sister. If you're the lucky one who gets to adopt me, you'll get a BOGO. You see, I must be adopted with my brother, Max. We've been together all our lives. I can't be without him – we love each other very much.

I came to UYR with my brother, Max, when our daddy got real, real sick and mommy had to care for him. As much as she loved us, she couldn't care for us like she used to. It made her very, very sad, but she knew it would be best for me and Max to go to UYR and find a new family.

Here's a few things about me so that you will know if your home may be perfect for me and Max:

I'm a very adorable 11 years young and weigh a svelte 4.4 pounds. I like people, although I'm kinda on the shy side. I'm spayed, current on all my shots and I'm microchipped. I've even had a flu shot. I love car rides, walks, eating and sleeping. I am not a picky eater. I love to curl up in your lap. I also like to sleep in the big girl bed with my foster mom. Max, of course, sleeps there too. I am mostly house trained, but I do have a few accidents. My previous owner said I was house trained and my foster mom thinks I am still adjusting to the new smells and routine of my new home.

I saw the dogtor the other day. She says I'm in good health and all I need is to have my teeth cleaned. I haven't been brushing my teeth like I should, and the dogtor will probably have to pull several teeth. I'm not looking forward to that, but I know my mouth will feel so much better and my foster mom won't make a funny face when I kiss her. I get my teeth cleaned next week.

My ideal home will have a mom and/or a dad who are retired and have lots of time to spend with me and Max. We want to live in a calm, loving and furever environment. Please don’t turn away from us because we are 11 years old – like senior people, senior dogs like us still need love and we have a ton of love to give back to you.

PLEASE NOTE: Lexie and Max must be adopted into an adult-only home due to their tiny size. They also are fearful of big dogs and cats, so none of those, please.

INITIAL BIO 02/01/2019: Lexie and her brother Max were reluctantly surrendered to UYR because one of their parents had serious health issues and they were no longer able to care for them. They wanted them to have a wonderful and loving second home and knew that United Yorkie Rescue would place them together in the perfect home.

Lexie and Max just arrived in their foster home today, so please stay tuned to learn more about them.

Adoption Pending

To date we've spent $573.88 on Lexie (and Max)'s vet bills, but with your support we've collected $150.00 in donations.
Please donate!

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

To fill out the adoption application for Lexie (and Max) click here.
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I am so handsome, but need a haircut

My sister Lexie and me have been together all our lives
Florida
Max (and Lexie)

MEET MAX & LEXIE! Max is 11 years old and weighs a tiny 4.4 lbs. This handsome little fella is being fostered in Orlando, FL. Max & Lexie are bonded and must be adopted together..

THANK YOU TO MAX'S RESCUE ANGELS!

Mary Whitaker, Shirley Bayse

UPDATED BIO 02/07/2019: Max here - Lexie's brother. If you've read my sister's Bio, then you know how we came into UYR and that we must be adopted together.

Here's a few things about me so that you will know if your home may be perfect for me and Lexie:

I'm a very handsome fella of 11 years - same as Lexie. I am up-to-date on my vaccinations, including a flu shot. I am neutered and microchipped. I love car rides, going for walks, eating and sleeping. My most favorite thing to do is curl up on your lap. I am not a picky eater. I am mostly house- trained, but I am still having accidents – uh-oh. My foster mom thinks Lexie and I are having accidents because we're confused about why we are in a different home. We were in the same home for all our lives, and we need time to get adjusted to the new smells and routine of our new home. Oh, one more thing – I just love to play fetch with my little Lambie toy, so I hope it comes with me when me and Lexie are adopted.

The dogtor said for a fellow my age, I'm in good shape. My heart is good and I don't have cataracts, just “old eyes”. My knees are pretty good, with only a Grade II/IV subluxation. My hips, however, are a little wonky. Don't worry, I still get around just fine. My gait is a little strange-looking, which gives me a unique character lol! The only thing I can't do is jump. That's okay, though, jumping is way overrated. Foster mom will be starting me on a glucosamine routine to help with my knees and hips and make me more comfortable.

I'll have my teeth cleaned next week and I'll probably lose several teeth. Again, I'm not worried, I'll still be able to eat. My food might need to be softened, though.

My ideal home will have a mom and/or a dad who are retired and have lots of time to spend with me and Lexie. We want to live in a calm, loving and furever environment. Please don’t turn away from us because we are 11 years old – like senior people, senior dogs like us still need love and we have a ton of love to give back to you.

PLEASE NOTE: Max and Lexie must be adopted into an adult-only home due to their tiny size. They also are fearful of big dogs and cats, so none of those, please.

INITIAL BIO 02/01/2019: Max and his sister Lexi were reluctantly surrendered to UYR because one of their parents had serious health issues and they were no longer able to care for them. They wanted them to have a wonderful and loving second home and knew that United Yorkie Rescue would place them together in the perfect home.

Max and Lexie just arrived in their foster home today, so please stay tuned to learn more about them.

Adoption Pending

To date we've spent $580.38 on Max (and Lexie)'s vet bills, but with your support we've collected $150.00 in donations.
Please donate!

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

To fill out the adoption application for Max (and Lexie) click here.
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I am a very cute little fella

Yup. I am a cutie.
Florida
Romeo

Romeo is an adorable male yorkie who is 7 years old and weighs a tiny 5 lbs. Little Romeo has some special needs. He is being fostered in Ocala, FL..

THANK YOU TO ROMEO'S RESCUE ANGELS!

Michelle Dancer, Nestor Sanchez, Jean Kirwan, Mary Jane Sanders, Karry Rogers, Wendy Fuhrmaneck, Sandra Wendt, Angela McNally, Marie Elaine Sedlak and Louis Holscher, Maryanne Ware, Donors at Florida Pet Fair, Veronica Corzo, Pet Fair Donations in Florida, Nestor Sanchez, Barbie Asplundh, Angie Cagle, Palmer Trinity Private School Fundraiser with Gina Patineau Chris Gaastra, Cammy Edick Swiney, Mary Cronin, Sandra Wendt, Laura Bentley, Teresa Beament

UPDATED BIO 01/25/2019: Hi, Romeo here. I am wondering where are all my peeps? I have been here since August, 2018 and am so ready for my forever home.

Let me tell you a little more about me. When you first see me, you might think I am fragile. I am NOT fragile. I only weigh 5 pounds but I am one tough little boy. I love to run and chase my toys as many times as you want to throw them. I run around at the dog park. I like to do my business outside. I do still wear a belly band to prevent any accidents in the house. I give plenty of kisses. I ride well in my car seat. If I do get tired, I want my human to hold and cuddle me. I don’t care to play with the other dogs and I would be happiest being the only dog in the home. I LOVE attention and sometimes I get jealous of my furbrothers.

Let me tell you about my medical needs. As I mentioned previously, the doctor believes I have Wobbler Syndrome– the great big name for this is Cervical Spondylomyelopathy or CSM. (Read my previous bio updates to learn about this.) Even if I have a confirmed diagnosis with an MRI, the surgery is very expensive and is not guaranteed to work. The downside of my disease is that I may be okay today, but could become very ill at any moment. However, it could take many years for this to happen. No one knows for certain – life is like that for both animals and people.

I like to be a one-day-at-a-time kinda guy so I can enjoy each new day. My only issue is that I cannot always hold up my head. I do not see that as a problem. I received some laser treatments to help me out with this, but am no longer getting laser treatments. I am still on prednisone and CBD oil and that should be continued since I am doing so well on it. My foster mommy calls me her little shadow. If you need some companionship, then I am the guy for you. I am light as a feather so I am easy to pick up and I will sit in your lap as much as you like. I also LOVE to sleep in bed with my human.

STOP what you are doing and submit your application. I know I will make the right person VERY HAPPY. I’m sitting here anxiously waiting to hear from you.

PLEASE NOTE: Due to Romeo’s tiny size and special needs, he must be adopted into an adult-only home. No exceptions please.

ONE MORE THING: My vet bills are over $2,300 so if you are reading my update, that means you are interested in knowing how I am doing. Since you are interested in me, maybe you are feeling a bit generous. Please think about making a donation to help UYR with my medical expenses. Even $5 will help – and it will help UYR when they are approached about taking in another little medically-needy doggie like me. Stay tuned to learn more about my on-going treatment plan.

UPDATED BIO 01/5/2019: Hi, Romeo here. First, let me say Happy New Year to all my followers and admirers – yes, I know I have them. So far, it has been a great start to the New Year for me. I am feeling so much better and am continuing with my laser treatments, prednisone and a little pain medication at night. I am going to meet with the doctor next week to discuss my on-going treatment plan and will update you after that visit. I am giving my foster mommy kisses all the time because I feel great. That’s not to say that I might not have a down day here and there.

As I mentioned previously, the doctor believes I have Wobbler Syndrome– the great big name for this is Cervical Spondylomyelopathy or CSM. (Read my previous bio update to learn about this.) The doctor does not feel it is necessary to have an MRI to confirm her diagnosis. Even if I have a confirmed diagnosis, surgery is so expensive and is not guaranteed to work. The downside of my disease is that I may be okay today, but could become very ill at any moment. However, it could take many years for this to happen. No one knows for certain – life is like that for both animals and people. I like to be a one-day-at-a-time kinda guy so I can enjoy each new day.

I continue to play with my toys and I am holding up my head more and more. However, I can’t hold it up all the time cuz of my neck pain. That does not bother me because if I am looking down at the floor, I can find any food that my foster mommy may drop before my furbrothers find it. Bonus!

My foster mommy still thinks I should be an only dog. I LOVE attention and sometimes I get jealous of my furbrothers. My foster mommy says I turn into Kujo but it only lasts for a minute. Well, it’s my bedtime so I have to close for now (can’t wait to curl up next to my foster mommy in bed). I know there is that special person out there that needs a special little loveable boy like me. I am going to start dreaming about my new forever family. Sweet dreams.

PLEASE NOTE: Due to Romeo’s tiny size and special needs, he must be adopted into an adult-only home. No exceptions please.

ONE MORE THING: My vet bills are now almost $2,000 so if you are reading my update, that means you are interested in knowing how I am doing. Since you are interested in me, maybe you are feeling a bit generous. Please think about making a donation to help UYR with my medical expenses. Even $5 will help – and it will help UYR when they are approached about taking in another little medically-needy doggie like me. Stay tuned to see if this new treatment plan will work.

UPDATED BIO 12/17/2018: Romeo was surrendered by his previous owner because he was unable to continue to care for him and wanted a better life for this sweet boy.

Here’s what Romeo had to say recently:

Hi, Romeo here. I am so excited to tell you that I am feeling so much better. I have already gained almost a pound – yeah! I have been taking prednisone and I have also had three laser treatments. The vet told my Foster Mom that she thinks I have something called Wobbler Syndrome – the great big name for this is Cervical Spondylomyelopathy or CSM. This is a disease of the cervical spine (at the neck) that is characterized by compression of the spinal cord or nerve roots which leads to neurological signs and neck pain. The term Wobbler Syndrome is used to describe the characteristic wobbly gait that affected dogs have. If the MRI determines that I have this, there is a very expensive surgery that may (or may not) correct it. There are no guarantees that the surgery will work. 

I am going to continue to have a few more laser treatments and stay on the prednisone which helps me feel so much better. My life is pretty good right now so it’s very possible that I can just continue on the prednisone without having the surgery – you know, the one that isn’t guaranteed to work. Stay tuned - I will soon be ready for adoption – yeah!

Foster Mom keeps telling me that I am a little love bug. I also enjoy riding in the car so I can go with my human to all the places dogs are allowed.

Here’s what I will need in my forever home:

- I really need to be an only dog because I want all the love and attention from my human. Lots of it. All the time.

- I also need to be in a home where there is at least one stay-at-home parent, maybe a retiree. I like to be with my human as much as possible. Well, really like - all the time!

I love my Foster Mommy very much, but I can’t wait to meet my Forever Family. Could that be you?

UPDATED BIO 11/22/2018: Romeo was surrendered by his previous owner because he was unable to continue to care for him and wanted a better life for this sweet boy. Romeo is still under-weight at 4 lbs and should gain at least 1 to 1-1/2 lbs to be a healthier weight. Please note that Romeo must be an only dog in his forever home. He prefers to get all the attention.

Here’s what Romeo had to say recently:

Hi, Romeo here. I am so excited. I just visited a new doctor and had my teeth cleaned and man-oh-man do I feel so much better. My foster mom says she is much happier when I give her kisses now because my breath smells so much better.

My new doctor gave me a thorough exam, especially since I’m still having trouble raising my head and I have a curvature in my spine and they tell me that my vertebra is not normally-shaped. It may be a herniated disc or I may have been injured in some way in the past. The nice lady doctor wants to try a new treatment plan. Foster Mom said that I am going to have laser treatments once a week for several weeks to see if this will help me. I will also be taking a medicine called prednisone to see if that helps me with the discomfort I am having. I don’t mind taking medicine so that does not bother me. My foster mom is hopeful that there will be some improvements. Me too, and my paws are crossed.

My vet bills are now almost $2,000 so if you are reading my update, that means you are interested in knowing how I am doing. Since you are interested in me, maybe you are feeling a bit generous. Please think about making a donation to help UYR with my medical expenses. Even $5 will help – and it will help UYR when they are approached about taking in another little medically-needy doggie like me. Stay tuned to see if this new treatment plan will work.

UPDATED BIO 11/02/2018: Romeo was surrendered by his previous owner because he was unable to continue to care for him and wanted a better life for him. Romeo is under-weight at 4 lbs and should gain at least 1 to 1-1/2 lbs to be a healthier weight. Romeo is a very sweet little boy who loves to sit on your lap and he will readily flop over for belly rubs! He also loves treats and will even sit for them when offered – sweet!

Some recent testing revealed several abnormal blood values that may indicate liver and/or bladder involvement, so an abdominal ultrasound was performed today. It revealed that Romeo’s liver looks okay, but if the blood values do not improve, a liver biopsy may be in order. The ultrasound also noted a thickened focal region along his dorsal urinary bladder wall. This may possibly be related to Romeo’s history of infection (UTI), but the potential of bladder cancer cannot be ruled out. A second urinalysis was submitted and will reveal if his UTI has cleared up.

The specialist is also concerned about Romeo’s inability to raise his head and the curvature in his neck– they suspect this may be caused by a herniated disc and if so, this is very painful. Further evaluation will need to be done to what the next steps are for this sweet boy.

PLEASE NOTE: Due to his tiny size, Romeo must be adopted into an adult-only home.

IF YOU LOVE UYR’S FOSTER DOGS, PLEASE CONTINUE READING: United Yorkie Rescue cannot continue to save beautiful furbabies like Romeo without your help. To date, Romeo’s medical expenses are over $1,400 and we’ve only raised $310 in donations. There are so many other little needy dogs like Romeo out there that need to be rescued, which is where you come in. Won’t you please consider donating to Romeo’s medical care so that we can help the next furbaby that needs us?

If you find it in your heart to do so, click on the PayPal Donate link underneath Romeo’s bio to help us not only with his on-going medical care, but also to help us rescue other little needy yorkies. Any amount is appreciated and every penny donated goes directly to medical expenses for our foster dogs. UYR has no paid staff and our volunteers/foster parents are paid in puppy kisses, tail wags and Happy Tails stories – this selfless sacrifice is so worth these precious blessings.

UPDATED BIO 09/23/2018: Romeo was surrendered by his previous owner due to the owner’s medical issues; he was unable to continue to care for Romeo and wanted a better life for him. Romeo is under-weight at 4 lbs and should gain at least 1 to 1-1/2 lbs to be a healthier weight. His foster mom has started him on a higher-calorie puppy food so that he can gain this much-needed weight.

Romeo recently had his follow-up vet visit and radiographs after being on anti-inflammatories for 3 weeks due to prior issues with his left shoulder joint and neck. The vet did not see any change from the previous radiographs, so there is no indication of a mass – yeah! She did see arthritis and inflammation in his shoulder and wrist, which is the reason Romeo walks with an awkward gait and has difficulty raising his head. It appears that he may have had prior trauma/injury to that area and never received any treatment for it. Romeo will be taking supplements and joint support medications (Glucosamine) for the rest of his life to give him relief from the discomfort. He will always walk with an awkward gait, but it is hoped that the supplements will relieve any pain he may be experiencing.

Once Romeo gains some much-needed weight, he will be getting a dental and will then be ready for adoption. Foster mom says that she believes Romeo would be much happier as the only animal in his forever home as he isn’t overly fond of his foster fur-family. Romeo is a very sweet little boy who loves to sit on your lap and he will readily flop over for belly rubs! He also loves treats and will even sit for them when offered – sweet!

PLEASE NOTE: Due to his tiny size, Romeo must be adopted into an adult-only home.

UPDATED BIO 09/06/2018: Romeo was surrendered by his previous owner due to the owner’s medical issues; he was unable to continue to care for Romeo and wanted a better life for him. Romeo is under-weight at 4 lbs and should gain at least 1 to 1-1/2 lbs to be a healthier weight.

Romeo presented with some medical issues that needed immediate medical attention. He has been seen by the vet and had several radiographs taken, along with a thorough examination and extensive bloodwork. At this time, the vet is concerned about his left shoulder joint and his neck. Romeo walks with an awkward gait and it is difficult for him to raise his head. His foster mom was given a sheet of exercises to do daily with him, and he will also be on anti-inflammatories for 3 weeks. He will then will return to the vet for a follow-up radiograph to see if there is any change in the shoulder and neck area.

Foster mom says that she believes Romeo would be much happier as the only dog in his forever home as he isn’t overly fond of his foster fur-family. She isn’t sure about kitty cats, although she did show him the cats in the pet store and he didn’t react, but it may be different if they were in his home. Romeo is a very sweet little boy who loves to sit on your lap and he will readily flop over for belly rubs! He also loves treats and will even sit for them when offered – sweet!

PLEASE NOTE: Due to his tiny size, Romeo must be adopted into an adult-only home.

INITIAL BIO 08/30/2018: Romeo just arrived at his foster home. He was surrendered by his previous owner due to the owner's medical problems and not having the time to care for Romeo. He is a timid boy right now and his foster parents will be working with him on making him comfortable and happy. Romeo is a sweet boy and follows his foster mom around. Foster mom doesn't think he is completely house-trained, but she will be working with him on that as well. Romeo has an awkward gait when he walks, but he is being seen by the vet very soon and we will figure out what's wrong and we will get him all fixed up.

PLEASE NOTE: Due to his tiny size, Romeo must be adopted into an adult-only home.


To date we've spent $2351.51 on Romeo's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $2768.09 in donations.
Please donate!

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

To fill out the adoption application for Romeo click here.
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I m so happy being in my foster home.

I am handsome and ready for my forever home.
Florida
Rusty

Rusty is 10 years old and weighs 11.11 pounds. This sweet Yorkie Mix is being fostered in Ocala, FL.

UPDATED BIO 02/15/2019: Rusty has only been in his foster home for a short while and has adapted well. His foster mom says that he is very sweet and well-behaved. Rusty was found by some good Samaritans who notified UYR and we worked with the local shelter to get him posted as a lost dog and hopefully find his owners. Noo one came forward to claim this sweet boy, so Rusty is now a precious UYR foster dog.

He saw the vet today for his vaccinations, and he has a few medical issues that need to be addressed. He has gained a small amount of weight, but is still undernourished and his backbone is very prominent. His kidney levels were high and he has a Grade III/VI heart murmur – no medications are indicated for his heart at this time. He was put on antibiotics and an RX food. He was also started on Azodyl, which is a renal supplement with beneficial bacteria that metabolizes and flushes out uremic toxins and supports kidney function in the hopes his kidney levels will decrease. He will have follow-up lab done in a month to see if the values are lower. Rusty will have a much-needed dental once he feels better.

Please stay tuned to learn more about Rusty.

INITIAL BIO 02/12/2019: Hi, Rusty here. I am so happy now that I am in my foster home. I have doggie furbrother and even a fur-cat. I don’t mind them, but I really don’t care about becoming too friendly with them right now. I am most happy being with humans. I love the attention my foster mom and dad are giving me.

Here’s a few things about me so that you can get to know me a little better:

- I am a runner so my foster mommy makes sure I am always on a

leash when I am outside.

- I love going to the dog park so if I could find a home with a

fenced yard that would be an extra bonus.

- My foster mom told me that I am having my teeth cleaned and

getting all my shots this week. Hopefully after that visit with the doctor, I will be ready for my furever home.

- I haven’t barked since I’ve been with foster mom, so I’m a quiet

little boy.

- I am well-behaved and sweet.

If you are looking for cute and loveable fella for a forever companion, please complete an application. Hope to hear from you soon.


To date we've spent $236.81 on Rusty's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $0 in donations.
Please donate!

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

To fill out the adoption application for Rusty click here.
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I am such a happy girlie

I had a B-I-G surgery.
Florida
Tootsie

Tootsie is a sweet 10 year old, 11.12 pound Yorkie Mix. This little girl is most likely a Chorkie - a Yorkie/Chihuahua mix. She is being fostered in Odessa, FL.

THANK YOU TO TOOTSIE'S RESCUE ANGELS!

Mary Whitaker, Jean Kirwan, Ilene Rand

UPDATED BIO 02/09/2019: Foster mom continues to say that Tootsie is the sweetest little dog. She is happy all the time and her tail is constantly wagging. She is very smart and comes when called, and she loves sitting on your lap and especially loves cuddling. Tootsie loves to play fetch with her ball and wants to play with the other dogs in the house.

After coming into UYR from another rescue group, Tootsie has had quite a busy time. It was discovered that she had developed what appeared to be small mammary masses which appeared over a short period of time. After several consultations with two different vets, the decision was made to remove the mammary growths and do a biopsy to determine their origin. Tootsie had her B-I-G surgery on 02/04 and she is recuperating nicely and feeling better each day. The results from the biopsy showed that the masses were benign mammary gland adenomas and because the surgical excision was complete, local recurrence is unlikely. An adenoma (or neoplasm) is among the most common tumors of a female dog.

Tootsie will need to remain in her foster home for several weeks while a culture is being grown to determine the origin of her recurrent UTI’s. Once we have this information, we will be able to get her on the appropriate antibiotic and knock it out so that this little Princess can find her forever home. Tootsie should be good as new very soon!

Tootsie has had quite a lot going on with her since she was rescued by another rescue group from a county shelter, but she is a real trooper. UYR stepped up to take her from the other rescue group who thought she would have a better chance at being adopted from a breed-specific group. Her recent surgery was an unexpected expense and we are asking our angel donors to donate towards her surgery costs so that UYR can continue to help other little dogs like her.

PLEASE NOTE: Tootsie cannot be placed in a home with children under the age of 14 years old. No Exceptions please.

UPDATED BIO 01/18/2019: Tootsie is a total sweetheart and so very sweet. She came into UYR from another rescue group who felt she would do much better in a home with smaller dogs. Tootsie has a history of UTI's and while at the shelter where she was surrendered by her original owners, they removed bladder stones and fully vaccinated her. Tootsie recently saw the vet for yet another UTI and it was discovered that she may have a heart murmur and potential mammary masses that may require a big surgery. Stay tuned for more information about this adorable, happy and otherwise well-adjusted little girlie.

INITIAL BIO 01/5/2019: Say hello to sweet Tootsie. This little girl is sweeter than a tootsie roll and just as lovable. She was originally surrendered to a local animal shelter. While at the shelter, she had an operation to remove bladder stones and was fully vaccinated. She was pulled by another rescue group, however because they mostly had big dogs in the home, Tootsie was having a hard time fitting in. The rescue called United Yorkie Rescue to see if we can take this little girl, and of course we said yes.

Tootsie loves to cuddle, is the perfect lap dog, and will follow you everywhere. Tootsie doesn't love kids very much. Tootsie has fully recovered from the surgery to remove bladder stones. She enjoys the company of other dogs, and enjoys play time and lap time. She is a happy well-adjusted little girl and gets very attached to her person. She was attached to her previous foster mom, but since coming into UYR we saw that she will attach herself to whomever she goes with that shows her the love she so richly deserves. Tootsie is very affectionate and would like your attention 24/7. She loves walks, car rides and being with you wherever you go!

Tootsie is spayed, heartworm negative, fully vaccinated, microchipped, current on flea and heartworm preventatives, and has had a dental. She will do her business outside and on potty pads, but may mark occasionally when she goes into a new home until she gets accustomed to the new routine.

Tootsie is almost ready for her forever home and can be adopted as soon as her foster parents know what kind of home would be best for this sweetheart. She would love someone home with her most of the day. Tootsie doesn't like to be alone too long, since we know she loves her person so much and wants them with her as much as possible. Maybe Tootsie is the girl for you.

PLEASE NOTE: Tootsie cannot be placed in a home with children under the age of 14 years old. No Exceptions please.


To date we've spent $1297.09 on Tootsie's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $180.00 in donations.
Please donate!

For more information, contact my foster parents at: Flfostermom@outlook.com.

To fill out the adoption application for Tootsie click here.
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I am recuperating from my B-I-G surgery.

This is what I looked like before my surgery.
Florida
Tucker

This sweet little Yorkie boy is Tucker. Tucker is 4.5 years old and 5 pounds of cuteness. Tucker had surgery to correct his crippled right forelimb – please read his updated bio to see how you can help him. Tucker is being fostered in St. Augustine, FL..

THANK YOU TO TUCKER'S RESCUE ANGELS!

Connie Caldwell, Tanya Weirick, Linda Russo, Sandy Pagnotta, Mary Whitaker, Jill Fauth, Holly Keller, Debbi Driscoll, Maylee Perez, Judith Horwitz, Dianne Schultz, Sandra Wendt, Robin Nyberg, Sandra Wendt, Cindy Danley, Amy Smith, Jan Freeman, Lee Filer, Anita Gonzalez, Nancy Farley, April Delaney, Carrie Tenpenny, Ilene Rand, Brenda Stone, Arlene Santor, Sharron Croteau, Pat Faherty, Sandy Rodabaugh, Anita Gonzalez, Marci Watts, Holly Ann Huckabone, Cheryl Scrupski, Suzan Robison, Karen McKeand, Patricia Santucci, John Sauser, Angie Cagle, Ana Neves, Pam Bickwell Roberts, Lisa Ellison

UPDATE 02/08/2019: Little Sweet Tucker came home today from his BIG surgery. He did well and it sounds like his surgery was a success. His recovery will be a very long and difficult process; he will need to be crated for at least 10 weeks or longer. This is so hard for such a young 4.5 year old active little man. Foster Mommy is currently counting the hours that she can give him his next dose of pain meds. He is in so much pain and whimpering from the pain. Foster Mommy will wait to go to bed until he is able to have his next dose so he can sleep pain-free.

Tucker is getting a bit insistent (and vocal) on being taken out of the crate and being held by Foster Mommy and of course Foster Mommy is happy to do as told. In several days, Tucker hopes to be able to take stroller rides around the neighborhood to get some fresh air and meet Foster Mommy’s dear friends and neighbors. Stayed tuned please for updates on this little man’s progress as he heals and recovers from his major surgery.

THANK YOU to everyone who donated towards Tucker's surgical expenses - without your generous donations, he may not have been able to have the surgery. Tucker has a long way to go, but at least his journey has started. Please stay tuned for updates on how he is doing.

UPDATE 02/07/2019: GREAT NEWS! Tucker had his B-I-G surgery today. His healing could take up to 12 weeks. His wrist is still weak, and it is hoped that the splint will help. His bone is crooked and without breaking it in several places there was no way to fix it. He will walk on his foot now and not his elbow and that’s the result we wanted. He will need to walk and bear weight on it for only 5 minutes a day. Otherwise, he will need strict crate rest for this period of time. THANK YOU to everyone who donated towards Tucker's surgical expenses - without your generous donations, he may not have been able to have the surgery. Tucker has a long way to go, but at least his journey has started. Please stay tuned for updates on how he is doing.

UPDATED BIO 02/06/2019: Tucker will be having his B-I-G surgery tomorrow – hooray! UYR wishes to thank all of the amazing angel donors who made it possible for him to have this delicate and complicated procedure to surgically correct one of his forelimbs that was broken in the past two years and never properly cared-for. This poor little fella has been in pain for that long – both of his forelimbs were broken during this period of time, but one is worse than the other. Tucker still has a long recuperation ahead of him – please see frequent updates that will be posted here. We are still needing donations as the high-end estimate for his surgery is $3,000+ and we have collected $2,400. If Tucker’s story has moved you to donate we are always appreciative of each and every donation – no donation is too small.

THANK YOU TO ALL THE DONORS who made this surgery possible – now Tucker will be able to be pain-free for the first time in 2 years. Wow.

UPDATED BIO 02/02/2019: GREAT NEWS! United Yorkie Rescue has received some amazing news! We have been told by the specialty orthopedic clinic that we have a donation of the surgical plate (cost = $300) and a discount on the surgical fee of $200! Wahoo! With this information and the discount that UYR is receiving on the surgical option for Tucker, we are hoping to go forward with the surgery! The total cost is still expected to be $2,500+, and we are hoping that we will be able to raise that amount so that little Tucker can walk pain-free for the first time in two years. The surgeon feels confident that with the proper rehabilitation and rest after surgery, that it will be successful. Tucker will need to be crated 24/7 with the exception of being taken out to do his business for at least 6-8 weeks. We can do that!

If Tucker’s sad story has pulled at your heartstrings, please consider making a donation towards the costs of his surgery. All donations are greatly appreciated no matter the amount. We have committed to this little fella and want to do everything possible to make sure he can live a pain-free life. This little fella has been in immense pain for literally half of his life! That stops now, and your donation will ensure this will happen.

UPDATED BIO 01/31/2019: Little Tucker was surrendered to United Yorkie Rescue by his owner one month ago. Although we were given a very brief history on a right forelimb break approximately two years ago, it was only when the vet notes were sent to us that it was revealed that Tucker had fractures of both forelimbs in the past two years. The general practice vet bandaged and splinted the fractures but continued to strongly recommend that Tucker be seen by a veterinarian orthopedist. The previous owner did not take little Tucker to the specialist and as a result, Tucker is left with two crippled forelimbs that are painful to walk on. So heartbreaking for little Tucker.

Tucker has what is referred to as a bilateral antebrachium (the part of the forelimb between the wrist and the elbow) deformity due to malunion/chronic radias/ulna fractures. In laymen’s terms, because the fractures were not stabilized properly when the injuries occurred, and he continued to walk on both of them – this caused significant displacement of the bone fragments that were shattered. This was devastating news to our UYR family, and we were so saddened that Tucker has had to suffer with these untreated injuries for two years.

After seeing several orthopedic specialists, we found out that there are two treatment recommendations – one is a surgical correction which would involve cutting the bone and realignment and stabilizing both legs with bone plates, bone grafts and screws. Because Tucker is so tiny and the injuries were occurred some time ago, complications exist in 50% of cases, and if this happens, it could result in a revision surgery. The estimated cost for each leg would be between $3,200 - $4,000. Due to both the costs and the possibility that the surgery may not work, UYR has not opted for the surgery.

The second treatment recommendation is to fit Tucker with orthopedic braces which he would need to wear for the rest of his life. These braces will be custom-molded to his forelimbs and would include padding that would need to be changed/replaced regularly so that wounds would not develop due to weight-bearing on the fracture ends. The custom orthopedic braces range in price starting at around $700 per limb, or a total of $1,400+. This is the option that UYR has opted for and we are waiting for the molds to arrive at the specialty orthopedic clinic; once the molds are taken, they will be sent off to a specialty prostetic company to make the custom braces for little Tucker.

Tucker is an amazingly strong and courageous little boy who tries to enjoy his young doggie life in spite of the serious issue with both of his forelimbs. He is playful and gets along with the other dogs in the home and hobbles around to the best of his ability. He has such a sweet personality, and loves to snuggle under the covers, especially on the recent cool’ish nights in Florida. He loves to play with toys, eat carrot chips and lying in the sunshine.

We are hopeful that the custom braces will be a permanent fix for Tucker, but that cannot be determined until we see how he adjusts and progresses with them. At this time, Tucker is not ready to be adopted and will be in foster care for several more months after he is fitted with his orthodic braces. We are currently accepting adoption applications which will be held and reviewed when he is ready to go to his furever home.

United Yorkie Rescue stepped up to the plate to rescue Tucker and we will do everything we can to ensure that he can be pain-free and a happy little dog. Tucker’s medical expenses will be high, and we couldn’t help dogs like him without the help of our amazing donors. If you find it in your heart to donate to this sweet boy’s medical expenses, please visit his bio page at unitedyorkierescue.org and donate by clicking on the PayPal donation link. Remember, every donation counts and without your donations, we would not be able to continue to rescue deserving dogs like Tucker.

PLEASE NOTE: Due to Tucker's tiny size, he can only be adopted into a home with children 15 years old or older. No exceptions.

UPDATED BIO 01/11/2019: Little Tucker was surrendered to United Yorkie Rescue by his owner one month ago. Although we were given a brief history on a right forelimb break approximately two years ago, it was only when the vet notes were sent to us that it was revealed that Tucker had fractures of both forelimbs in the past two years. The general practice vet bandaged and splinted the fractures but continued to strongly recommend that Tucker be seen by a veterinarian orthopedist. Sadly, that didn’t happen.

Fast forward – Tucker is an amazingly strong and courageous little boy who tries to enjoy his young doggie life in spite of the serious issue with both of his forelimbs. He is playful and gets along with the other dogs in the home and hobbles around to the best of his ability. Tucker has had a consultation with an orthopedic veterinarian at Blue Pearl and new radiographs were taken. These radiographs showed the great extent not only of his initial injuries, but because he continued to walk on his broken legs, more bone damage occurred and was revealed in the new radiographs.

Tucker has what is referred to as a bilateral antebrachium (the part of the forelimb between the wrist and the elbow) deformity due to malunion/chronic radias/ulna fractures. In laymen’s terms, because the fractures were not stabilized properly when the injuries occurred, and he continued to ambulate on both of them – this caused significant displacement of the bone fragments that were shattered. This was devastating news to our UYR family, and we were so saddened that Tucker has had to suffer with these untreated injuries for two years.

There are two treatment recommendations – one is a surgical correction which would involve cutting the bone and realignment and stabilizing them both with bone plates, bone grafts and screws. Because Tucker is so tiny and the injuries were occurred some time ago, complications exist in 50% of cases, and if this happens, it could result in a revision surgery. The estimated cost for each leg would be between $3,200 - $4,000.

The second treatment recommendation is to fit Tucker with orthopedic braces which he would need to wear for the rest of his life. These braces would be custom-molded to his forelimbs and would include padding that would need to be changed/replaced regularly so that wounds would not develop due to weight-bearing on the fracture ends. The custom orthopedic braces range in price from $200 - $600 per limb.

Tucker will have a follow-up appointment on 01/17 and will likely have molds taken at that time so that the orthopedic braces can be manufactured. We are hopeful that this will be a permanent fix for Tucker, but that cannot be determined until we see how he progresses with the braces. At this time, Tucker is not ready to be adopted and will be in foster care for several more months after he is fitted with his orthodic braces. We are currently accepting adoption applications which will be held and reviewed when he is ready to go to his furever home.

United Yorkie Rescue has stepped up to the plate to rescue Tucker and we will do everything we can to ensure that he can be pain-free and a happy little dog. Tucker’s medical expenses will be high, and we couldn’t help dogs like him without the help of our amazing donors. If you find it in your heart to donate to this sweet boy’s medical expenses, please visit his bio page at unitedyorkierescue.org, scroll down until you find his page, and donate by clicking on the PayPal donation link. Remember, every donation counts and without your donations, we would not be able to continue to rescue deserving dogs like Tucker.

Initial bio 12-12-18 Little Tucker was sadly surrendered when his owner was told that she needed major surgery that would send her to bed for weeks and into a slow recovery and rehab for months. She knew she wouldn't be able to care for Tucker. With tears in her eyes and sadness in her heart she knew Tucker needed have a better life where he would get the love and care she could no longer give him, so he became a United Yorkie Rescue dog. .

Tucker is a beautiful white Yorkie with light gray markings. He may be a Biewer Yorkie with very unusual coloring. Tucker had an injury to his front right foot about two years ago and it appears that, although it does not seem to bother him or slow him down at all, it needs to be examined and x-rayed by a vet. We will need to know more about this injury and what may have to be done for it before Tucker will be able to go to his forever home.

Tucker was great in the car to his foster home. He has started to make himself comfortable and play with the other dogs in his foster home. He gets along with other dogs and he likes people too. He seems to be an all around great little guy.

Tucker will be seeing the vet very soon. We are hoping that his leg won't need any major medical care, but we will know more after his vet appointment. Please come back soon when we know more about Tucker, his medical needs, and his little personality.

PLEASE NOTE: Due to Tucker's tiny size, he can only be adopted into a home with children 15 years old or older. No exceptions.


To date we've spent $2830.24 on Tucker's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $3001.00 in donations.
Please donate!

For more information, contact my foster parents at: psantucci789@gmail.com.

To fill out the adoption application for Tucker click here.
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Avery
Indiana
Avery

Meet Avery, a 1.5 year old, 17 pound Yorkie Mix. He is being fostered near Fort Wayne, IN.

THANK YOU TO AVERY'S RESCUE ANGELS!

Wendy Klinke

12/30/2018 UPDATE: Avery will need a permanent home with an experienced adopter who has worked with trauma dogs. The home must be a quiet setting with a secure fence to ensure Avery does not flee and escape. Preferred candidate would be an owner who has previously adopted a trauma dog, behavioral specialist, or an experienced trainer. Patience is key.

UPDATE BIO. 11/02/18. “Even though Avery is not ready for adoption, I wanted to post an update on his progress”... He has come quite far, and we are very happy! He will be 2 years old on 12/17 and still weighs around 16 pounds. He is a Border Terrier/Yorkie mix, so that accounts for his size.

He comes when he is called, knows what “no” and “enough” mean. If he is barking a bit too much, we say “enough” and he stops. He lets us walk up and pet him, and is very curious, as to what we are doing, when not in the same room.

Avery had is first haircut. We took him to a groomer who is trained in grooming puppy mill and skittish dogs. He was skittish, but never tried to bite, which is a very good sign of his demeanor.

Avery is house trained and potty pad (just for potty) trained. He will bark, or go to the door when he needs to go out. At nighttime, Avery will continue to bark until one of us gets up to let him out.

He LOVES chew toys, and playing with the other dogs! He has also become less skittish, but still has a ways to go until he is ready for adoption. We’ll see what happens in another 3 months.

UPDATE BIO. 06/24/18. Avery is Not Ready to be adopted. He is still afraid of all people. No applications at this time, please.

Avery is a very healthy and Handsome boy. He is large, at 15 pounds, and does shed, but not terribly. Really good brushings and combings help with that.

When he is ready, he will need a totally secure fenced yard, since he is a runner. Also children over the age of 13 years old. Most of all, he will need a very patient, loving family.

Avery will need a companion dog that is loving, nurturing, and playful.... or one that’s nurturing and another dog that is playful.

Please visit often for updates on his ability to trust again and readiness for adoption.

UPDATE BIO. 05/28/18. Avery has been with us for 1.5 months, and has settled in with our, and our dogs routine. As of right now, he seems a long way from being ready for his “Forever Home”.

Avery will take a treat from your hand, but then runs back to his safe spot. To us, he is house-trained. He goes out in the morning, after each meal, and before bedtime. He can go a good 5 hours, if you need to go somewhere, before having to go outside...he has gone up to 7 hours. We “do not” kennel or crate him when we leave. He stays in our TV room with our other dogs, and is very content, and happy sleeping next to the others.

Initial Bio 4/17/18: Avery is a 1.5 year old, 17 lb. Yorkie-mix. We do not know what he is a mix of, but he is a very handsome boy. He came from an 80 dog hoarding situation, but despite all that he has been thru, he is starting to trust people.

Avery had his veterinary appointment today and did well. I was able to pick him up and hold him while my husband drove us to the vet. Dr. T, my wonderful veterinarian, was also able to pick him up and examine him.

Avery is great with other dogs. He goes up and down our steps to go outside to potty etc. and when he is done, he runs right back to the door to be let back in. I feel that in a month or two, Avery is going to be a loving companion for someone. Watch for more updates as I get to know Avery better.


To date we've spent $76.75 on Avery's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $76.75 in donations.
Please donate!

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

To fill out the adoption application for Avery click here.
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Maggie May
Indiana
Maggie May

Meet the gorgeous Maggie May. Maggie May is a 4 year old, 4.5 lb. little girl being fostered in Greenfield, IN. She needs an MRI to diagnose a neurological issue and won't be available for adoption for 2-3 months until we address the cause of her problem. Maggie May cannot be adopted outside the state of Indiana.

THANK YOU TO MAGGIE MAY'S RESCUE ANGELS!

Denise Fantetti, Darlene Schultz, Sandra Wendt, Raygan Stone, Wendy Fuhrmaneck, Stephanie Groves, Stephanie Groves, Gail Sherman, Melissa Chiera, Karry Rogers, Angie Cagle, Sandra Wendt, Rebecca Root, Noreen Deckard

Update BIO. 11/24/2018 Foster Mom has determined that Maggie May will need a VERY SPECIAL Adoptive Mom/Dad. Maggie May continues to have neurological deficits due to lesions on her brain, likely from trauma. Maggie is currently on daily Predisone, and she likely will need this medication for the rest of her life. Maggie May has a tendency to run in circles at times, regurgitate her food if she eats too much in one sitting and ducks whenever someone reaches to pet her. Maggie May needs a stay at home owner who she can bond with and to love her. She is very loving once she gains trust of the humans in her life and she is just the cutest little lady. If you can give this special needs Yorkie a good home with understanding of her limitations, please fill out an application. Adoption applications will be considered for Indiana, Illinois and Wisconsin only.

Update Bio. 04/11/18. Hi. Maggie May and I thought we would give you an update on how she is going doing. We just returned from spending the winter in the sunny south. After the neuro tests, it was determined that she has a lesion on the left side of her brain. We are still adjusting her medication.

She also saw a dentist and had 10 rotted teeth removed and a good cleaning. Maggie May could not chew her food and she regurgitated everything she ate. She now is on a diet of soft food. She is a big eater and gaining her weight back.

Oh yes, she has a new haircut, which makes it easier on her, because she doesn’t like the Groomer.

Maggie May is a special needs girl, and probably always will be. She is beginning to show more of her personality to us.

We will check in again soon.

Updated Bio: 1/13/17. Maggie May is doing well in her foster home. She isn’t a cuddly little girl yet, but she does love to sit and have rubs on her head and back. She loves dinner time, napping, riding in the car and likes to keep her fur brother and sister in line. She enjoys exploring the house and follows her foster mom and dad around everywhere. She certainly does not enjoy going outside in this cold Indiana weather.

Maggie May has had a busy first 30 days in foster care. She came to UYR with information of having a fall in January 2017. Upon receiving her original vet records, we found that this sweet little girl has many other issues and no testing was done. Maggie May circles constantly only to the left, and may have diminished sight in her right eye. She has regurgitation issues and has been taken off hard kibble and put on soft, canned, pate food. This has been a temporary solution to her eatingsuccessfully. Maggie May has weakness in her hind legs, and loses her balance frequently. Maggie saw the dogtor and is scheduled for a dental and several extractions on January 17.

We had three specialty consults this week, and she spent the night at the hospital. She is scheduled for an MRI and spinal tap on January 24, to see exactly what neurological issues she has. We also had a consultation with an orthopedic doctor who believes that she has luxating patellas and possibly a torn ACL in her right leg. These issues will be addressed at a later date. Maggie May also met with an internist regarding her digestive issues, and will have an xray and other tests in the future.

We visited the groomer this week and had her hair shortened to make care easier on her. She did not like the grooming process at all.

We are so thankful that she was rescued when she was, so that we can provide the care and medical attention that she so desperately needs. Maggie May’s testing will be very expensive, but will help her to be healthy, pain free and hopefully ready for her furever family. If your heart leads you to donate to help defray the very high costs of her tests and treatments, it would so greatly be appreciated. Just a few dollars from a lot of people will help her. If you cannot donate, please say a little prayer for her.

It has been determined that when Maggie May is ready to be adopted she will only be adopted in the Indiana, to a pet free, adult only home.

Initial Bio. 12/15/17. Please welcome sweet Maggie May. She has had her entire world turned upside down when she was surrendered by her original owner. Maggie is 4 years, 9 months old and weighs 4.5 lbs. She is very timid and shy, and appears to be potty trained. We don't know a lot about her as she has only been with her foster mom for only 24 hrs. She will have her vet check appointment the first of next week. We do know that she had a fall a few months ago and is still on a medication. She is up-to-date with her shots and she has been micro-chipped and spayed. It will be hard not to fall in love with this little angel.

If you are interested in this beauty, just follow the link below to complete an application for adoption.


To date we've spent $3632.60 on Maggie May's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $2200.92 in donations.
Please donate!

For more information, contact my foster parents at: Yorkiefostermom2@gmail.com.

To fill out the adoption application for Maggie May click here.
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Massachusetts
Amos

Meet Amos, a sweet 10 year old, 6 pound little boy rescued from a Brooklyn NY shelter. He is being fostered near Hartford, MA.

Initial Bio 2/9/19: On 2/3/19 I took a long ride from NYC and I was the only pup with the transport lady. We drove to Rhode Island where my foster mom and foster dad picked me up. Foster mom was laughing, saying I was a hot mess, but I was giving plenty of kisses so it was love at first sight for me. We took another ride for about an hour to this new place, where I was greeted by 2 of foster mom's pups. We did a lot of tail sniffing and then we all went into the house. Foster mom fed me, bathed me and also cut my hair around my face. When I was in the shelter they gave me a sedative to shave me...I was in a pretty rough shape. Tomorrow I go to the doggie doctor to get another vaccine. I like to stick to foster mom like glue and won't let her out of my sight. She lets me snuggle on the couch with her and I get plenty of pats. If you are looking for an older gentleman that needs a couch buddy, I'm your man! I'll give you an update after I see the doctor and get checked out.


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

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

To fill out the adoption application for Amos click here.
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Massachusetts
Rocky MA

Meet Rocky, a cute 11 pound, 10 year old Yorkie boy being fostered in MA.

Initial Bio 2/5/19: I took a ride from a shelter in New York City to Rhode Island. The transport man said I was a good companion and didn't make any noise. But he did say I was a little on the fluffy side. Foster mom laughed, "What is this fluffy thing they are talking about?" After a good diet and some exercise, I'll be perfect! They think I'm 10 years old, and already had a neuter but I'm in need of a dental in a bad way. Foster mom took me to her house and introduced me to a foster brother and her 2 pups. I was a good boy and really like my house mates. My foster brother got a special blanket from Wrapped in Love and I kinda like it. I drag it all around the house and then sleep on it...it's so soft and makes me feel good and secure. Foster mom thinks it's so cute watching me drag that blanket. She told me I'm going to have a Spaw day soon; she said I'm a handsome boy and can't wait to see just how beautiful I will look. I go see the vet tomorrow and have a weigh in, hopefully I lost a little weight...I sure am working hard at it and the walks foster mom takes me on are getting a little easier. I'll bark at you soon for an update and my new self.


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

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

To fill out the adoption application for Rocky MA click here.
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Kermit
Ohio
Kermit

Kermit is a sweet 8 year old, 10 pound girl (yes girl :-) who is being fostered in Cleveland, OH.

THANK YOU TO KERMIT'S RESCUE ANGELS!

Trula Montgomery, John Sauser

UPDATE BIO. 10/26/18. Kermit “Kermie” is an adorable 9-year old Yorkie who weighs about 15 lbs. Kermie is smart, sensitive, and sweet and shy. She will shy away and get very panic-stricken if she hears loud noises or yelling. She gets along well with other small dogs (once she gets to know them (NO BIG DOGS)) and children.

She can sometimes do resource guarding but is getting better with that. She loves to play with toys, give kisses, and cuddle. She loves taking walks. She is crate trained. She loves treats and is very food motivated. She is on a grain free and chicken free diet. Though we do watch what she consumes because she eats like she is starving. She takes ½ of an allergy pill twice daily. She never has grown back all her hair but she does have peach fuzz in areas that were bald. She wears a t-shirt during the summer to prevent sunburn and sweaters during the winter.

She is not 100% house trained. She can go all day in her crate without going but needs to let out immediately to use the facilities outside. We have tried for months to potty pad train her and she just won’t. As long as she is let out routinely she is pretty good. In the evening she is blocked in our kitchen and she can hold it. Sometimes we let her in with us later in the night. She will need a knowledgeable owner who is patient, loving, and will provide a positive environment. She will require a completely fenced in backyard. No exceptions!

Update 6/6/18: Kermit is doing well with other dogs as long as she is fed separately. She is growing her hair back except for a few spots which might never fully fill in. She has a ton of energy and loves to go for walks. Kermit is not housetrained. She will hold it during the day when she is in her room (bathroom) but seems to have a problem when she gets over excited. At night she wears diapers and for the most part they will be dry in the morning.

She will do best in a home where someone is with her most of the time and can help with house training. She loves to sit out in the sun so she has t shirts to wear to prevent her getting sunburned. She is on a chicken/grain free food to help with any allergies and she really loves food. All treats and food have to be locked up safe :) to prevent her "helping herself". She does not beg at the table. She loves to sit on the couch or chair with you and just chill. Kermit will need a home with a fenced yard.

Updated Bio. 01/22/18. Meet Kermit. She is a GIRL and 8 years old. Her owner was unable to take care of her any longer do to a illness. She is getting along well with my dogs but does not get along well with big dogs. I think she will do well in a single dog home with NO small animals (birds, rabbits, etc.) She loves kids. When Kermit came to use she had no hair on her back. We have changed her food ( NUTRO LID ) and we think that might have been the issue but we are still working on making sure of the reason why all the hair loss. She is scheduled for a dental on February 12th. She has severe anxiety, so it would be great for her to go to a home where someone is home with her for the day and night. She is not 100% potty trained so we are working on that. She sleeps in bed with us for most of the night, but we do find her sometimes sleeping with our 15 year old dog all cuddled up. We will update you on her progress with the hair loss.

Initial Bio. 1/3/18. Sweet Kermit came into rescue on January 2. She has some health issues that we are trying to address. She had no hair on her back and her stomach was bloated. Her foster mom switched to a grain-free limited ingredient dog food and the bloating is gone and her hair is growing back. She saw the vet today and has been put on an antihistamine/steroid and antibiotic which hopefully will clear up her remaining skin problems. She'll have bloodwork done and once all looks good with that, we'll proceed with vaccinations. Sweet Kermit does have some anxiety issues which we hope will improve once she has settled into foster care.


To date we've spent $576.55 on Kermit's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $45.00 in donations.
Please donate!

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

To fill out the adoption application for Kermit click here.
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South Carolina
Benji

Benji is a 10 year-old, 4.5 pound Yorkie boy being fostered near Summerton, SC.

THANK YOU TO BENJI'S RESCUE ANGELS!

Irene and Peter Havas, Wendy Fuhrmaneck

Update 2/8/19

Benji continues to make progress in his foster home. Benji loves to ride in his foster Mom’s bag and make the social rounds. He loves to play with toys and is house trained and leash trained. Like many tiny Yorkies, Benji has a big, dominant personality and he does not like to share his person so he would probably do best as an only dog. He definitely does not like big dogs and would not integrate into a home with larger dogs. He also is not a fan of children so he should go to an adults only home. Here is an update from Benji’s foster Mom:

I was observing Benji when he was unaware I was looking. I could see him on the top step lying down with the sun shining on him. He would lift his little head as though to position it just so that the sun shined right on his face. He would close his eyes on seem to be day dreaming in a lazy way relaxing in the warmth of the sun’s rays. Seeing him enjoy his new found freedom, thinking of how lucky he is to be with United Yorkie Rescue, I couldn’t help but to think of his previous life of neglect, some times spending his days 12-24+ hours in a kennel. I felt sad for a minute, for the time he lost, but then I remembered that sometimes knowing the bad times make the good times that much sweeter. Thank you to all of Benji’s donors for your donations to Benji’s care. Benji’s moments in the sun are made possible through your support! Benji is still looking for his fur-ever home. Interested in adopting Benji? If you have an adults only home with no big dogs and want a tiny best friend to warm your lap and heart then filk out an adoption application on our website www.UnitedYorkieRescue.com

Update 1/21/19

Benji is making so much progress in his foster home. The signs of neglect are long gone and his silky coat has filled in beautifully. Benji is also enjoying his new found social life. He likes to make the rounds in foster Mom’s purse and at 4.5 pounds he fits perfectly. Benji has made a special request for future purses to include Louis Vuitton or Chanel! (just kidding LOL). He absolutely loves his toys and is quite the clown interacting with them. He can be sweet, funny and sometimes down right rowdy while playing really hard with them. Benji is a bit older but he is completely healthy so don’t forget small dogs live longer and we think Benji has lots of years and plenty of love left to give. Benji would do best as an only dog so if you are looking for a tiny boy to be your best friend, fill out an application for sweet little Benji!

Update 12/03/2018

Meet Benji! He is a 10 year old 4.5 pound male Yorkie. He is very active & in great health. Benji is house trained & leash trained. He enjoys walks 2-3 times daily. He came to us as an owner surrender. He was matted, flea infested, and showed signs of neglect. Benji spent a lot of time in a kennel and was not socialized. He has made so much progress in his foster home & continues to form trusting relationships with humans. He is enjoying life now and needs someone to share it with, maybe you!

Initial Bio 11/7/2018

Benji was surrendered to UYR from loving owners who knew they did not have time to give Benji the attention he needs and deserves. So far he is sweet, loving and playful. He does need some work in the house-training arena so a patient person with lots of time to devote to him would be ideal. We are still getting to know him so stay tuned or updates.


To date we've spent $515.87 on Benji's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $30.00 in donations.
Please donate!

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

To fill out the adoption application for Benji click here.
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South Carolina
Harley Davidson

Meet Harley a 10 -year-old, 7-8 pound Yorkie Mix boy being fostered in South Carolina.

THANK YOU TO HARLEY DAVIDSON'S RESCUE ANGELS!

Irene and Peter Havas, Candice Knaps

Bio Update 1/22/19

Harley is doing well and making good progress in his foster home. He continues to learn to trust and form trusting relationships with humans. He always has a very happy disposition. He enjoys an active lifestyle spending time outdoors. He likes a mix of walking and jogging on his outings. He would be best suited for a quiet home as he is still working through some sound reactivity, but continues to make progress. He is a well behaved, sweet, and affectionate boy looking for love! If you are Harley’s perfect person apply to adopt him today!

Initial Bio 10/09/2018

Meet Harley! He is a 10 year old 8 pound male Yorkie. He is very active and in great health. Harley has so much love to give, he is a perfect companion dog. He likes to follow you around and sit in your lap. Harley has a beautiful silky coat and classic fawn and cobalt coloring. He is very smart & learns new concepts quickly. Harley is house trained, wee pad trained, harness leash trained & knows basic commands like his name, stay, get down, & lay down. He enjoys daily walks & loves off leash running, so a fenced in yard would be most ideal. He is an excellent look out guard dog, as Yorkies are known for. He only barks a warning bark if he hears something, then goes & checks it out, but otherwise he is very quiet. Harley came to us as a malnourished, matted, flea infested owner surrender by way of a high kill animal control facility. With all of that behind him he's ready to start his new life, maybe with you!


To date we've spent $595.19 on Harley Davidson's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $70.00 in donations.
Please donate!

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

To fill out the adoption application for Harley Davidson click here.
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Tennessee
Hank TN

ADOPTION PENDING! Hank is an 10-year old, 9.5 pound senior Yorkie fellow being fostered in Nashville, TN

THANK YOU TO HANK'S RESCUE ANGELS!,

Annetta Barton, Sandy Pagnotta, Holly Keller, Wendy Fuhrmaneck, Wendy Fuhrmaneck, Sarah Bartel, Paul Clark,

Updated Bio 12/15/18: It’s been a long journey friends! To recap, I came from a shelter with a sore foot. My foster Mom took me to lots of Vets and I had SO MANY TESTS! Each time all the humans would just scratch their heads and look bewildered. They said “multiple myeloma” and my foster Mom cried LOTS! UYR made me a Forever Ours Yorkie too. Everyone was SO SAD! But then the results came back. And it was NOT Multiple Myeloma. The results were inconclusive but negative for MM. Back to the specialist we went and more big words were tossed about like “probable rare form of cancer.” The Dogtors scratched their heads some more and foster Mom cried LOTS AGAIN!! Then they recommended amputation to remove my whole leg and said it could give us a firm diagnosis and take care of my pain and JUST PAWSIBLY.......wait for it.......GIVE ME A CURE!!!! And foster Mom smiled the best smile EVER and got that special twinkle in her eye back that I haven’t seen since she first saw me! Since having my left rear leg amputated, I’ve felt so much better! Foster Mom instantly recognized a pep in my step and now says “I’ve got SWAGGER!!!

Back to my health.......We learned from the pathology report that my pain was due to a very rare autoimmune condition called multifocal fasciitis osteomyelitis. It is also called sterile osteomyelitis. Get this! All the Dogtors and specialists who saw me or were consulted about my case say it’s SO RARE that NONE OF THEM had ever even seen it before! Here’s the good news; I don’t need any further treatment other than a calcium supplement to support my bones and we have no reason to believe I am not cured! My diagnosis is TRULY RARE however so I need to go to a home where they will be extra vigilant about monitoring me for any skeletal pain or lesions because that would indicate I needed evaluation right away. I also need a family that understands that after everything I’ve been through I deserve unconditional love and support for the rest of my life! My foster mom recommends that my future family’s home have a fenced in area and limited stairs.

The home should have no small children and hopefully a calm and cuddly fur companion for me to play and snuggle with. Since I am currently recovering from my surgery and the holidays are quickly approaching, my foster mom is happily welcoming all inquires, but please know that I’m need to recover from my surgery fully and won’t be ready for adoption until after the New Year. For more information email: NashvilleTNYorkie@gmail.com. My Vet bills have LOTS! I’d really appreciate any financial help by clicking the PayPal button beneath my bio.

Inital Bio 08/26/2018

A friendly police officer brought Hank to a local shelter after he was found wandering aimlessly. The shelter hoped to reunite Hank with his family, but sadly when his family arrived they chose to surrender him in lieu of taking him home. When the United Yorkie Rescue learned of Hank’s plight, plans were made to find Hank a foster family.

Hank arrived at his foster home sheepish and limping. His foster mom and foster dad made sure he was comfortable until his appointment with the veterinary. His foster brothers and sister, shared their treats and toys. The sadness behind Hank’s eyes began to fade as he felt love for the first time in a long time.

Hank’s foster family knew his foot must be hurting, because he whimpered and shook. So, the next morning, Hank and his foster mom headed to the veterinary’s office. The veterinary shared that Hank’s x-ray showed severe damage to the bones in his foot likely caused by an aggressive, invasive soft tissue cancer. The cancer had weakened the bones and caused them to fracture. Additional x-rays did not show that the cancer had metastasized, so we are hopeful that the recommended amputation will save Hank’s life. Hank’s foster mom and foster dad are anxiously awaiting the veterinary to call to schedule surgery. They know it will not be easy for Hank, but they have been reassured that he will feel much better once the cancer is gone.

Hank and his foster family are very thankful for all of the love and support they have received from the United Yorkie Rescue community! If you would like to support Hank’s recovery, please consider making a donation on his behalf. If you would like additional information or pass along words of encouragement and love please email Hank’s foster mom at NashvilleTnYorkie@gmail.com

Adoption Pending

To date we've spent $2667.32 on Hank TN's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $235.00 in donations.
Please donate!

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

To fill out the adoption application for Hank TN click here.
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Maggie
Tennessee
Maggie

Maggie is a 5-year-old (estimated), 11-pound Yorkie Mix girl being fostered in Murfreesboro, TN.

THANK YOU TO MAGGIE'S RESCUE ANGELS!

Mary Whitaker, Penelope Brackett

Update January 20, 2019: Maggie is doing well in her foster home. She is around 4 y/o old, weighed 12lbs at her last appointment and is eating well. Since arriving in Murfreesboro, she has been to the veterinarian and is being treated for a UTI (urinary tract infection) and the veterinarian believes that she might need to be on a special diet for a prolonged time. The veterinarian will assess again once she has completed her antibiotic treatment. She has been groomed and will be spayed and have her teeth brushed/cleaned in about three weeks from today 1/20/19. Maggie is very friendly, plays very well with her fur adopted/rescued brother and sister. She loves to give kisses and sleeps with her foster mom and dad at the foot of their bed and with her other fur brother/sister. Maggie is about 90% house trained and is doing better every day. Maggie likes turkey for treats and an occasional hot dog. She does take commands well and walks very well on a leash. She enjoys taking car rides and is very alert to who is coming in and out of the house. Please email if you have questions.

Sadly Maggie landed in the shelter after being picked up as a stray by animal control. When her stray hold was up, UYR was contacted to find this sweetheart a forever home. No worries now sweet Maggie because we have got you and it is all going to be GOOD from here on out! Maggie just arrived in her foster home so we are just getting to know her but so far she is a very sweet girl. She appears to be very social, has loved everyone she has met (both human and canine) and loves to play and give kisses. There have also been no potty accidents thus far and she has done all of her “business” outdoors so we are HOPEFUL she is mostly house-trained but time will tell for sure. Maggie is definitely at least half Yorkie but we aren’t quite sure (and can’t ever know) what her “other half” might be. She is a great size at 11 pounds and has a beautiful full tail. She has an adorable “tuft” of super soft, fluffy hair on top of her head that adds an extra measure of fun, character and charm to this already precious girl. Maggie needs to be spayed and microchipped before she is ready to be adopted but she is otherwise healthy, has a mouth full of sparkling white teeth, is up to date on routine Vet care and should be ready to pack her little Yorkie bags and be ready to head out to her forever home very soon. Stay tuned for updates as we get to know Maggie better!


To date we've spent $495.54 on Maggie's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $100.00 in donations.
Please donate!

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

To fill out the adoption application for Maggie click here.
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Maxy
Tennessee
Maxy

Maxy is an adorable 9 year old, 14 pound sweetheart being fostered in Nashville, TN.

THANK YOU TO MAXY'S RESCUE ANGELS!

Brandy Caldwell

Updated Bio 1/19/19

Maxy was adopted from UYR over 3 years ago by a wonderful person who loved him lots and took good care of him. But sometimes things happen that you can’t anticipate that turn your life upside down and long story short.....Maxy is back with us again and it’s ALL OKAY because we will find him ANOTHER amazing human to be his last stop on the way to FUREVER HAPPINESS!

Maxy is a sweet senior gentleman who is 11 years young. We would LOVE to find his person quickly to minimize disruption in this sweet boy’s life and save him the trauma of bonding closely with his foster and having to move again so PLEASE help us and help Maxy by sharing his story to reach as many Yorkie lovers as PAWSIBLE.

Maxy is a bit set in his ways like most older dogs and he has some pretty specific needs. Maxy needs to find an adults-only home and he also needs to be an only fur-child. Maxy is very protective of his humans and is not a fan of sharing them. Those are the two big requirements for Maxy’s future adopter. But Maxy has lots of things that go in the plus column! He LOVES to play fetch the ball and is a big fan of dog toys. He also LOVES running around his fenced yard so a fenced yard would be a BONUS! Maxy will give you kisses and cuddle but his favorite position is laying close beside you. He loves getting belly rubs, looking out the windows and watching outdoor activities and going for car rides. Maxy is all ready with his doggy bags packed and ready to head HOME so if you are an adults only home with no other pets and think you are Maxy’s PAWFECT MATCH apply to adopt him today!

Initial Bio 12-9-18 Maxy was adopted from UYR in 2015 by someone who loved him very much but had unforeseen circumstances that made it impossible to keep him. With much sadness, they decided the best thing for Maxy was to return to UYR. Lucky for Maxy he was able to return to the very same foster family who loved him so much before so hopefully this will make things easier for him. Maxy is a bit on the chubby side so his foster peeps are going to help him get back into his SKINNY JEANS for the New Year! We aren’t sure Maxy is excited about this but he sure is happy to see his foster fur brothers again and engaging in lots of aerobic exercise playing and romping. So far Maxy is VERY PLAYFUL! He would love to play fetch 24/7 if you just keep throwing the ball! Maxy likes to be near you, but he isn't really a lap dog per se. Maxy also has some minor skin irritations that need care but he should be ready for adoption soon.

Maxy just arrived back in his foster home so stay tuned for updates!


To date we've spent $214.35 on Maxy's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $325.00 in donations.
Please donate!

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

To fill out the adoption application for Maxy click here.
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Paddington
Tennessee
Paddington

Paddington is a 4-5 year-old (estimated), 14-pound Maltese-Bichon mix being fostered in Memphis, TN.

THANK YOU TO PADDINGTON'S RESCUE ANGELS!

Ninder Shergill

Initial Bio 1/4/19: Paddington was found as a stray with no microchip, collar or identification that might help him find his way back home so sadly this sweet boy landed in the shelter. When his stray hold was up UYR was asked if we could help find him a great Forever home and even though he is not a Yorkie we were happy to say “Yes!” to this adorable ball of white fluff! He looks a bit like a snuggly Teddy Bear so we decided to name him after one! Hence the name Paddington or “Paddy” for short which we think fits him to a T! While we don’t his breed for sure the consensus between shelter staff, groomer and Vet is Maltese mix; most likely Maltese-Bichon so that makes him a Malti-Chon? Or a Bi-Malti? Whatever you call it, he is 100% adorable and he is going to make some lucky family or person very happy. So far, Paddy is playful, active, gets along with other dogs and all humans. He is not fully house-trained so he will need an adopter with the patience to help him acquire and perfect this skill. Paddington needs to be neutered prior to adoption and this should also help in the house-training arena. If you think you have the perfect forever home to give this cuddly miniature polar bear then apply to adopt him today!


To date we've spent $302.09 on Paddington's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $50.00 in donations.
Please donate!

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

To fill out the adoption application for Paddington click here.
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Sadie Toto
Tennessee
Sadie Toto

ADOPTION PENDING! Sadie Toto is a sweet 4-year-old, 6-pound Yorkie girl being fostered in Nashville, TN.

THANK YOU TO SADIE TOTO'S RESCUE ANGELS!

Penelope Brackett

Initial Bio 1/22/19: Sadie Toto was surrendered to the United Yorkie Rescue by her very loving owner. Changes in her life has made it impossible to give Sadie the life she deserves. Sadie has been with her foster mom for one day and has been doing really well. She is getting use to her fur brother and sisters but she may do best in a home that she is the only pup but we will see how things go for the next couple of weeks. She is not completely house broken and when she first gets to a new house she will mark her territory but with patience I am confident she will be house trained. She is definitely a Velcro pup! She would sit on her foster mom’s lap all day if she could. Stay tuned for more updates on this little angel!

Adoption Pending

To date we've spent $318.00 on Sadie Toto's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $50.00 in donations.
Please donate!

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

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

Meet Addie, our newest little 2-3 year old Yorkie cutie weighing 13 pounds. She is being fostered near Carthage, TX.

THANK YOU TO ADDIE'S RESCUE ANGELS!

Sue Robinson, Judith Dossett Monette, Nhung T Le, Tracie Robertson, Heather Ozuma Hohn, Jill Landers, Deb Stokes, Sharon Medina, Kay Marzoni-Miller, Wendy Fuhrmaneck, Paul Clark

UPDATED BIO. 02/13/19. Addie came to us last week after being on the streets for an undefined amount of time, and she is absolutely adorable. Although she sounds a little vicious when playing, she is a doll baby. Now that she is settled in and on her seizure medication, her seizures are subsiding. Though she must stay on medication the rest of her life, the seizures are under control now.

Miss Addie is looking for a forever home full of love and understanding. Addie is a sweet baby, and would do well in a home with older children, either with tolerant dogs or being an only child. For more questions, contact foster mom at uyrfostermom@yahoo.com.

Initial Bio 1/27/19: This little girl was seen along the side of the road in Corpus Christi for weeks until a real lover of animals stopped and picked her up. She reached out to UYR due to the dire needs of the little lady. She had two injured legs with signs of seizure activity and was obviously unkempt. Guesses were made if she was thrown hit by a car, run over...we will never know.

Many members worked together to get Addie to her intended foster mom in Fort Worth, TX. Her first vet visit was to an orthopedic vet. He took x--rays, blood and really looked her over. It seems her front leg was crushed in many places and was healed-all wrong. X-rays indicated these injuries occurred long ago. She has learned to walk with her leg at an angle and her pad is worn in the wrong place. It really doesn't bother her at all. She pulls me like a sled. She was heart-worm negative, but has 3 kinds of intestinal worms. She hates the medication, but in 10 days it should be but a memory..

Now for the seizures. I understand she had tremors all the time when stressed, then would have a small seizure a few times a day. Since starting her medications yesterday, I have seen no tremors or seizures! Her forever parents should be made aware she will need medication three times a day for life.

After having to scrounge for food for weeks, she shows a lot of food guarding. I am sure once she trusts me to bring food when needed, she will stop this behavior.

You would think this little one would be complaining all the time but she only tells you when she needs to go out.

She needs to be stabilized on her medications and she must be continue to observed by foster mom and vet to determine if a any treatment will benefit her leg. She may need to be spayed before she is ready to meet her forever parents - the vet not sure after the initial observation.


To date we've spent $0 on Addie TX's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $65.00 in donations.
Please donate!

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

To fill out the adoption application for Addie TX click here.
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Bella
Texas
Bella TX

Meet Bella, a beautiful 4 year old, 8 pound little girl being fostered in Gainesville, TX.

THANK YOU TO BELLA'S RESCUE ANGELS!

Christy Godwin

INITIAL BIO. 02/11/19. I need your love. I would love a family too! My name is Bella and I'm just 4yrs old, 8lbs and so full of life and love. Aren't I just beautiful!?! I'm a very very healthy little girl, and I LOVE to snuggle under the covers and get lots of belly rubs.

Please let my foster mom know if you can promise me a furever home full of love and care because I'm ready!! You can fill out an application at www.uyr.us and contact my foster momma at yorkiefostertx@gmail.com! Please hurry, cause I'm stinkin cute!!


To date we've spent $0 on Bella TX's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $60.00 in donations.
Please donate!

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

To fill out the adoption application for Bella TX click here.
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Bunny
Texas
Bunny TX

Meet Bunny, a precious 8 year old Yorkie mix severely malnourished with mammary tumors, a heart murmur and in desperate need of a spay and dental. She is one of our Fortunate Four and is being fostered near Fort Worth, TX.

THANK YOU TO BUNNY'S RESCUE ANGELS!

Mary Whitaker, Susan Volwiler, Donna Williams, Gretchen Stevens, Lori Dulyea, Tammy Glinsmann, Holly Keller, Diane Polinsky, Barbara Carvalho, Darleen Stein, Pattie Zappone, Mary Whitaker, Jean deVegter, Teresa Beament, Wendy Fuhrmaneck, Karry Rogers, Lois Van Abel, Sandy Pagnotta, Brandy Swanson, Wendy and David Henry, Trula Montgomery

Update 2/9/19: We now have a current picture of Bunny who is another one of the Fortunate Four that was recently rescued from the puppy mill last week. Bunny is currently receiving medicated baths due to flea and tick infestation. She has major hair loss all over her body however, her vets feel this is due to the infestation her body endured. Bunny is EXTREMELY emaciated and cannot undergo surgery for her needs so let me tell you where we are in her treatment. Bunny had severe bilateral ear infections in which we treated her this past week with an antibiotic. She also had a vicious eye infection in both eyes. She has received antibiotics for that as well, and now we are treating her eyes with a lubricating gel to protect her vision and her tear production. Bunny is horribly disfigured in her genital area from being nothing more than a breeding machine. It is very hard to differentiate her anatomy and even her tail, as it is engulfed in a sheath of thickening skin. She has a ravenous appetite and we are hoping that she will have some weight gain that will add to her stability during her upcoming surgery. Bunny also has a 5 out of 6 heart murmur. As stated before, her lymph nodes that lie under her sternum are so enlarged with all of this infection that we have started her on vetmedin to protect her heart as her body heals. Along with all of this, Bunny has lost some of her lower jaw due to horrific detal decay and we will have to see after her dental if there are any teeth we can save. She will need a spay. We also know, she has many mammary tumors as well so we are expecting to have biopsies and possible entire chain removal depending of the status of these tumors. Please continue to support us with these horrifically abused angels.

Update 2/5/19: This is precious Bunny, the second of the Fortunate Four puppy mill dogs just taken in. Bunny has very unusual anatomy near her rectum and vagina which is a result of prolonged over-breeding. She has multiple mammary tumors on both sides and evidence of recent and frequent nursing. Bunny has almost no lower jaw bone and no lower teeth at all. Her uppers are barely hanging on from years of dental neglect. She has severe bacterial skin infection and bilateral ear infections and is extremely thin bordering on emaciation. Bunny was going to have surgery tomorrow for her mammary tumors but she has been diagnosed with a pretty bad heart murmur; grade 5 of 6. X-rays revealed that the lymph nodes under her sternum are so enlarged from years of chronic infection that they are pressing on her sternum and trachea which can compromise her airway so anesthesia is not advised until her infection is under control. She has been started on antibiotics and medication to treat heart failure and her surgery is postponed until she is more stable. Please consider a donation to help us pay for Veterinary care for Bunny and the Fortunate Four. Use the donate button below or check out our GoFundMe campaign at: https://www.gofundme.com/the-fortunate-four

Note: Go Fund Me will pre-populate an additional “tip” amount of 15%. You can change that by using the drop down arrow beside the 15% and select Other Amount. You then have the option to change this amount to whatever you wish.


To date we've spent $441.27 on Bunny TX's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $745.00 in donations.
Please donate!

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

To fill out the adoption application for Bunny TX click here.
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Cash
Texas
Cash

Meet Cash, one of the Fortunate Four rescued from a breeder along with 3 Yorkie girls. Cash is malnourished and came to us with a heart murmur and in desperate need of a dental and neuter. Please help us help him!

THANK YOU TO CASH'S RESCUE ANGELS!

Wendy D'Uva, Lacey Anderson, Wendy Fuhrmaneck, Marsha Chappell, Cindy McKimm

Update 2/5/19: Meet precious Cash, the only boy among the four rescued from a puppy mill. Cash’s days as a breeding stud dog are now over. Honestly, it’s a miracle he survived because he is extremely emaciated at a mere 5 pounds when a healthy weight for him would be double that amount. Upon his emergency vetting visit, the vet opened his mouth and we all gasped as his teeth physically moved! His teeth are so bent forward that they are almost laying horizontally to the ground. The Vet says this likely occurred from Cash trying to escape the cage that was the only home he knew for so long. Like Bunny, his lower jaw is mostly missing and what is left is very unstable. Cash is also missing his left eye and no one wants to even think about how that might have happened or how bad he suffered. Cash is also missing half of his left ear and what is left has been split and torn down the middle. Again, we shudder to think of what may have happened. He has skin and ear infections due to neglect and heavy flea and tick infestation. You can see how matted his fur was and even looking at it is gut wrenching. Imagine the pain he must have felt with it pulling on his skin constantly. And just like the other 3 his nails are in terrible shape too. Please share and consider a donation to help us pay for Veterinary care for Cash and the Fortunate Four. You have several options to donate by clicking on his donate button below or by visiting the Go Fund Me set up for the Fortunate Four here: https://www.gofundme.com/the-fortunate-four


To date we've spent $153.99 on Cash's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $190.00 in donations.
Please donate!

For more information, contact my foster parents at: yorkierescue60@gmail.com.

To fill out the adoption application for Cash click here.
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Conan after surgery
Texas
Conan

Conan is a sweet 10 year old, 12 pound little boy who is vision and hearing impaired. He is being fostered in Fort Worth, TX.

THANK YOU TO CONAN'S RESCUE ANGELS!

Lynne Turner, Tawana Couch, Cindy Mitchell-Clark, Sandy Pagnotta, Wendy Fuhrnaneck, Rosemary Ward

Update 1/26/19: What a sad story for such a sweet loving little boy! Can you love me and give me a home? Conan came into rescue through a plea for a rescue on social media. This angel was found wandering very slowly on the side of the freeway with his nose down struggling to find his way. Dog Rescue 911 was called and immediately transported this baby to the vet. Covered in a matted coat, his little eyes were so infected with green discharge and his matted fur had glued itself to his face covering his eyes. A bath was ordered and a quick groom to assess Conan's additional needs. It was found that Conan had two large tumors. One tumor was in the middle of his forehead and the other, quite large, surrounded the neck from the front to the back. Sadly, after shaving this hair, it became apparent that Conan was possibly totally blind. A plan was put into action, and immediately vetting was done to remove the tumors and do biopsies, neuter and give this baby a much-needed dental where 6 teeth were extracted. To look at Conan you could also notice that he had one eye larger than the other and there really was no definition to his eyes. To make sad matters worse, we also believe that Conan cannot hear. On Monday, we took Conan to the Eye Institute and learned that due to chronic inflammation, glaucoma and possible juvenile cataracts, his eyes are painful. We will enucleate both eyes after we get all things stable in his life. Currently, we are also in the process of setting up a hearing test for Conan. The good news is besides his loss of sight and possible hearing, Conan is HW negative and his bloodwork is just perfect for such a terribly neglected baby. Nothing has touched my heart more than for this baby to turn, while I am physically directing him, and come up close to me and paw my pant leg to be picked up and hugged! I look forward to coming home and picking this angel up and setting him in my lap and just giving him belly rubs until the snores finally come.

Conan is a gentle soul that will need a special home. If you have the love to give this angel, please contact his foster momma at yorkierescue60@gmail.com . Please also remember that because of your generous donations, we are able to help babies such as Conan. If you are able to donate, please go to www.uyr.us and click DONATE. Bless you!

Initial Bio 1/18/19: Conan just came into rescue and has been to see the regular vet and a specialist for his eyes. Please stay tuned as we learn more about this sweet boy.


To date we've spent $221.99 on Conan's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $280.00 in donations.
Please donate!

For more information, contact my foster parents at: yorkierescue60@gmail.com.

To fill out the adoption application for Conan click here.
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Cooper
Texas
Cooper

Cooper is an adorable little Yorkie boy who is being fostered in Gainesville, TX.

THANK YOU TO COOPER'S RESCUE ANGELS!

Lynne Turner, Teresa Beament, Wendy Fuhrmaneck, Dana Barao, Karry Rogers, Leslie Corbell, Pam Newell, Mary Cronin, Nhung Le, Teresa Beament, Sandy Pagnotta, Mary Cowley, Donella Hill, Teresa Beament, Sharon Traficante, Jane St. John, Bonnie Vaupel, Carol Gostomski, Trula Montgomery, Erik Ebert, Teresa Beament, Karry Rogers, Heather Beal , Judith Graham Burgess, Ashley Cagle Carmack, Wendy Fuhrmaneck, Sandra Wendt, Irene and Peter Havas, John Sauser, Behnaz Memarzadeh, Wendy Fuhrmaneck, Derek Green, Lauren Zimmerman, Lynne Turner, Teresa Beament

Update 12-19-18: How can you not love this sweet baby! If there is any baby that is a happy fighter...here he is!

Cooper went for a re-check today for his diabetes, kidney and liver values. Sadly, his kidney values have increased once again as well as his glucose and liver. Dr Sam will consult with A&M and see what their recommendations are at this time. We are increasing his insulin from 8 units to 9 units twice a day in the interim. This sweet love has overcome some of the most extreme surgical tumor removals. Nothing makes this baby happier than to be able to play with a toy, attack the sprinkler and get sweet loving belly rubs. This baby who looked 12 months pregnant with 2 huge tumors sat in that shelter with a ball in his mouth waiting for someone to just love him. We didn't walk away from that when they asked for help! Please remember Cooper and United Yorkie Rescue during these holidays, and please make a donation at www.uyr.us. This little guy so deserves a Christmas miracle with answers!!

UPDATE BIO> 09/13/18. Prayers for United Yorkie Rescue COOPER please. We went in this morning for a final checkup and blood work. Ultrasound showed multiple masses on the spleen, so he is undergoing surgery before noon for a splenectomy. Biopsy and blood work will go to our local A&M lab as his blood is also thick with lipids and cannot be broken down in house.

Cooper has been through so much with previous 3lb and 1lb tumor removals, and multiple skin tumors previously removed as well. We need your donations if possible and your prayers for this this adorably sweet sweet little boy!! Please send on our home page to www.uyr.us. Thank you and bless you all

UPDATE 9/13/18: Prayers for United Yorkie Rescue COOPER please. We went in this morning for a final checkup and blood work. Ultrasound showed multiple masses on the spleen, so he is undergoing surgery before noon for a splenectomy. Biopsy and blood work will go to our local A&M lab as his blood is also thick with lipids and cannot be broken down in house. Cooper has been through so much with previous 3 pound and 1 pound tumor removals, and multiple skin tumors previously removed as well. We need your donations if possible and your prayers for this this adorably sweet, sweet little boy!! Thank you and bless you all. Please use the donate button below.

UPDATE BIO. 08/08/2018: Precious United Yorkie Rescue Cooper is still recouping from surgery on his foot to remove yet another growth. This poor angel has had a 3lb splenetic tumor, a 1lb tumor, along with multiple other body tumors removed previously. Shortly after his last major surgery his liver levels started declining and he became diabetic. We have levels on the rise now but we are still trying to regulate his diabetes, and he was just diagnosed with another spot on his spleen.

He is the sweetest little boy you will ever meet. Never asks for anything but a toy to play and hold. Look at this angel all snuggled up with his snowman. Please, please donate to his care. We have so many medical dogs at www.uyr.us and Cooper has incurred quite a bit of medical with more to go!! Thank you and bless!

UPDATE BIO. 06/23/18. As most of you all know, Cooper had 4lbs of tumors removed from his frail body. We have received the biopsies and he is cancer free!! We have a mixture of many different tumors, thankfully though, they are at a very low risk and all tissues surrounding these are good. We had to go under anesthesia again yesterday afternoon because his penis would not go back into its sleeve from the night before. This poor little man has really been through it. Although he looks pretty rough at the moment, I cannot wait to see his transformation.

Next week he will have the drainage tubes removed and the suture that is closing the sheath to his penis. The following week, we will remove all the sutures from his surgery, and he will stay all day for blood testing as his blood work prior to this surgery was way off on levels.

Thank you for all of your continued prayers and support!!

UPDATE BIO. 06/16/2018. My mind has been on this sweet little guy all day today. Tomorrow, Cooper goes for his third tumor surgery and this one could be very dangerous... even more so than the 3lb tumor we have already taken with some of his spleen. This baby is just the most loving, sweetest guy I have ever fostered.

As you can see in the pics, his stomach is carrying another huge tumor along with all the other small ones that will be removed. If possible, United Yorkie Rescue could sure use your help. If you can possibly donate, please go to www.uyr.us, and on the home page at the bottom click "donate"... these babies lives matter, and because of you we are saving them... bless you!

UPDATE BIO. 06/04/18. Cooper is still recouping from his surgery and on Monday he will go again for 6 additional tumors to be removed, a huge lipoma on the entire right side of his body, and to finally have the diseased rotten teeth extracted as well. His initial report from his 3lb tumor was good... not cancer!!

Although this little guy looks a little rough, he will be such a gorgeous little guy once he is healed.. I cannot wait to see this transformation! I am currently fostering and caring for his medical issues. Once healed and flourishing, he will be fostered by Lynne Patterson Turner, where he will be spoiled to amazing health!

Cooper loves to play, is so loving and is just wonderful with all dogs, cats and people. He will be an amazing Yorkie for someone's loving home!

Update 6/1/18: Hooray, we received good news on the biopsy of the 3 pound "tumor". It isn't malignant! Next, we have to remove the tumor on Cooper's side, so please keep praying for this sweet little guy.

UPDATE BIO. 5/16/2018: Cooper is now home recouping from the massive near 3lb tumor removed. This sweetie is extremely emaciated with every spinal bone raised and every bone very prominent. He is currently on a high calorie diet and I cannot wait to see how this little diamond in the rough shows his true shine! He's such a good sweet, lovable boy too. In spite of his pain with surgery, has never had an accident in the home. H he absolutely LOVES toys, and gets along with all the dogs, cat and humans in the home. Please continue to share this baby's story and if possible United Yorkie Rescue www.uyr.us could sure use your help! I thank you and bless you for loving the rescues!!

UPDATE BIO> 5/15/2018: Cooper had his surgery and the vet removed a nearly 3lb tumor and managed to save some of the spleen! Various little skin tumors were removed as well. This tumor is on its way to A&M lab for a biopsy and we hope to have results in next week. Poor Cooper is in a lot of pain and will stay overnight for antibiotics and pain management. If good in the am, he will come home. In 2 weeks we will go in for surgery once again and the huge lipoma, that takes up his whole right side will be removed, along with some other skin tumors and we will address his along with his nasty teeth as well. Keep those prayers coming... they are working!

Initial Bio. 5/14/2018: Hi everyone, meet precious Cooper. This incredibly adorable little guy sure could use some very strong prayers while we work on his issues! Rescued from the shelter that reached out to us at United Yorkie Rescue Monday morning as a stray, one of our wonderful members had spent about 30 minutes playing with this baby while paperwork was completed and as we found he is just the sweetest little man ever!! Besides total neglect seen everywhere, his stomach is so distended with an enormous mass on his spleen that must be about 2lbs, along with a lipoma that's about a pound of weight in itself on his side. He was rushed to my vet and will stay for emergency surgery to address these tumors in the am. This will be a very dangerous surgery, so please let us help him win his life back. Please keep this angel in your prayers this morning as they do emergency surgery around 8am. Thank you everyone ❤


To date we've spent $7718.93 on Cooper's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $1935.00 in donations.
Please donate!

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

To fill out the adoption application for Cooper click here.
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Crystal
Texas
Crystal

Crystal is a very sweet and very ill little girl who was just rescued along with 3 other Yorkies from a breeder. She needed emergency surgery for pyometra. Please help us with her expenses!

THANK YOU TO CRYSTAL'S RESCUE ANGELS!

Jan Freeman, Susan Klingbeil, Sandra Wendt, Nancy Farley, Allison Triplett, Lynne Turner, Holly Keller, Sharon Traficante, Sue Robinson, Jackie Sorrells, Ashley McElduff, Christine Flaherty, Anne Hicks, Sue Rudy Rusch, Teru Breisen, Kristen Latas, Brad Jackson, Guy Misson, Brenda Stone, Teresa Beament, Gale Sittig, Leslie Corbell, Heather Beal, Hamish MacGregor, Robert Miller, Dena Sloan, Bernadette Robinson, Dianne Schultz, Elaine Kucera, Wendy Fuhrmaneck, Sierra Dunham, Rebecca Lansing, Carla Wilcox, Carol Gostomski, Wendy Furhmaneck, Sheryl Martin, Karen Beatty, Sharee Spence, Wendy Klinke, Darleen Stein

2/9/19 Update: The horror unfolds! Here we have a current picture of Crystal who is one of the Fortunate Four that was recently rescued from the puppy mill last week. Crystal had emergency spay surgery immediately upon rescue due to her pus-filled uterus. The vet also took only 2 0f many concerning mammary tumors off one of her tits to be biopsied while she was under anesthesia. She has multiple tumors in both chains. This new picture shows a sweet angel baby after her first medicated bath on Friday. Sadly, what lies inside sweet Crystal is heartbreaking news that we are working with at the present. These results came back in as tumor #1 being carcinoma and tumor #2 as a complex carcinoma. She was immediately called in for a chest x-ray to see if we have metastasized within the chest cavity and lungs…thankfully, those came back clear. Crystal has bacterial skin infection, bilateral ear infections, loss of tear production in her eyes due to untreated eye infections, a mouth full of horrible decay and now mammary cancer. We have saved her life by performing her pyometra surgery, so now it’s time to continue our fight to save her. Crystal will undergo surgery this upcoming week. This will be major invasive surgery to remove both mammary chains to make certain we don’t miss margins with this cancer. Possibly her dental can be done at that time as well, we will see. Please continue to support us with these horrifically abused angels.

2/5/19: Meet Crystal, one of 3 breeding females recently rescued from puppy mill. She was in distress and taken immediately for care. She was diagnosed with pyometria, a life-threatening condition which is basically an abscessed uterus. This is caused by over-breeding and lack of medical care. She literally had pus draining from her vagina. Crystal has flea and tick infestation, extremely long nails, hair loss, bacterial skin infection, mammary tumors on both sides, engorged teats indicative of recent nursing. Her teeth are literally falling out.

Crystal was taken to surgery for immediate hysterectomy for pyometria. Two mammary tumors looked suspicious and were sent for pathology before proceeding with the remaining tumors. She is recovering well.

Crystal is only one of the Fortunate Four. Please consider helping with her care by using the donate button below and sharing her story.


To date we've spent $1248.42 on Crystal's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $2101.00 in donations.
Please donate!

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

To fill out the adoption application for Crystal click here.
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Edison
Texas
Edison

Meet the handsome Edison. Edison is an estimated 1-year-old yorkie mix who weighs 6 lbs and is being fostered in TX.

THANK YOU TO EDISON'S RESCUE ANGELS!

Jonisha McKiddy

INITIAL BIO. 02/13/2019 - What a little fire cracker Edison is! He is always ready to play, gets along well with other dogs, and loves to bark at the cat. Edison came into the rescue last night, and he is doing absolutely fantastic. He is a sweet, loving, lap baby when he is sleepy and he travels well.

Edison was found on the streets, and no one claimed to be his owner. A sweet angel temporarily fostered him while searching for his owner, but was not in a position to keep him, so she brought him to UYR. Thank goodness he was saved by this person, and she gave us the opportunity to foster him until he finds a new home. He is truly a blessing.

Edison is such a young and sprite baby, and he is looking for a fur-ever home filled with love and patience. Other dogs okay. Cats...ummmm maybe, maybe not. For more information, contact foster mom at uyrfostermom@yahoo.com.


To date we've spent $0 on Edison's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $50.00 in donations.
Please donate!

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

To fill out the adoption application for Edison click here.
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Emma Grace
Texas
Emma Grace

Meet the beautiful Emma Grace. Emma is a 5-year-old, 6 lb. beauty being fostered in Gainesville, TX.

THANK YOU TO EMMA GRACE'S RESCUE ANGELS!

Teresa Beament, Wendy Fuhrmaneck, Mark Maddox, Behnaz Memarzadeh

INITIAL BIO. 01/25/19. Meet 6lb, approx 5yr old Emma Grace. She's a hot hot stinky mess, but she's safe with UYR and with me now. This baby is at my vet for multiple issues. Matted stinky hair... did I say STINKY, nails, mammary tumors, rotten teeth, chem profile, bath and shave down, lord help me breathe stink 😷😳🤭, hair loss, and spay if needed. Prayers for this sweet baby girl who has been terribly neglected and somehow found herself saved by the shelter. You can see a precious face under all this mess. Please help us help her!! Donations for Emma's medical can be made using the donate button below.

Adoption Pending

To date we've spent $1059.26 on Emma Grace's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $75.00 in donations.
Please donate!

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

To fill out the adoption application for Emma Grace click here.
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Texas
Jersey

Meet Jersey, a sweet 9 year old, 8 pound little girl being fostered in Leander, TX.

THANK YOU TO JERSEY'S RESCUE ANGELS!

Jonisha McKiddey


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

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

To fill out the adoption application for Jersey click here.
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Lucky
Texas
Lucky

Meet Lucky, a 7 year old, 15 pound yorkie mix boy being fostered in Addison, TX.

THANK YOU TO LUCKY'S RESCUE ANGELS!

Doreen Xiong

Initial Bio 2/14/19: Happy Valentine’s Day everyone! My name is Lucky! I’m a 7 year old Yorkie mix. I’ve had a not so lucky, lucky life. Let me explain. I’ve had a few owners in my life. One that wanted to abandon me in the woods and another that saved me from that but then years later had to give me up due to certain circumstances beyond her control. Now I was lucky to be fostered by UYR and what they say is 3rd times a charm! My foster momma is gonna find me the best forever home. I am super loving, love to play fetch, cuddle, and am extremely well potty trained. Lets find me a forever home!!


To date we've spent $0 on Lucky's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $40.00 in donations.
Please donate!

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

To fill out the adoption application for Lucky click here.
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Pearl
Texas
Pearl

Meet Pearl, one of the Fortunate Four pups recently rescued from a breeder/hoarder. She and her fellow rescues were in horrible condition and all as we are learning are in very poor health. She is estimated to be 8 years old and is being fostered in Fort Worth, TX.

THANK YOU TO PEARL'S RESCUE ANGELS!

Angie Cagle, Mary Whitaker, Wendy Fuhrmaneck, Tara Pellegrino, Nan Havlik

2/6/19: Meet loving Pearl, the third of the Fortunate Four puppy mill dogs just taken in. Sweet Pearl’s little mouth will just drip drool from pain because of her horrible teeth and she has a severe loss of her lower jaw with no teeth visible as well. Sadly, her upper teeth are just as painful, and the decay is almost unbearable to look at. She has multiple mammary tumors on both chains on her chest, and as with the others, is evidence of recent and frequent nursing. She has another growth, separate from the mammary tumors that will need addressing on the left side thoracic region. She has severe skin infection due to flea and tick infestation. Pearl has been diagnosed with a pretty bad heart murmur; grade 4 of 6. Please consider a donation to help us pay for Veterinary care for Pearl and the Fortunate Four. You can use the donate button below or check out our GoFundMe campaign at: https://www.gofundme.com/the-fortunate-four


To date we've spent $195.79 on Pearl's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $370.00 in donations.
Please donate!

For more information, contact my foster parents at: yorkierescue60@gmail.com.

To fill out the adoption application for Pearl click here.
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Merry
West Virginia
Merry

Meet Merry, our Christmas miracle. Merry is a 14-year-old, 5 lb. girl being fostered in WV.

THANK YOU TO MERRY'S RESCUE ANGELS!

Sandy Pagnotta, Teresa Beament, Jeffrey Merrell, Jane Montford, Angie Cagle, Sandy Rodabaugh, Carol Nelson, Lynne Turner, Karry Rogers, April Delaney, Kathie Stander, Bonnie Vaupel, Debra St. Clair, Wendy Fuhrmaneck, Wendy Henry

INITIAL BIO. 12/11/18. Welcome Merry, our Christmas Yorkie, to United Yorkie Rescue. Merry has quite a story that may turn out to be a Christmas miracle. United Yorkie Rescue takes in many Yorkies every year, and we get them ready for adoption. But there is another part of the rescue that touches us all. It's the little ones we get that are desperately clinging to life.

Merry, 14 years old, blind, and only four pounds, was brought into the Brooklyn New York shelter, starving, emaciated, and unable to walk. The vet records noted her condition was guarded to poor. The shelter reached out to us asking to help this little soul. Honestly, we thought she was coming here to pass in a warm safe place. Merry made the seven hour journey and she never stood. She got home, got a bath, a bed, and a warm dinner. Foster mom left her in her bed in a quiet room to feed the other fosters. Upon returning, there was feeble little Merry, about three feet from her bed, making little tiny prancing steps!

Merry got another meal before before retiring for the night. She goes to the vet tomorrow and our goal is to keep her comfortable. We don't know how this tiny soul ended up abandoned on the streets of New York in the freezing winter. What we do know is that we are dedicated to making her retirement the best part of her life. Please consider helping little Merry, our Christmas rescue. We may not be able to adopt out this little girl so she will rely only on donations. On her freedom ride home, Frank Sinatra was singing "Have yourself a Merry little Christmas, may your heart be light. From now on your troubles will be out of sight." Merry became her name. She is safe for the rest of her life.


To date we've spent $205.88 on Merry's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $405.00 in donations.
Please donate!

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

To fill out the adoption application for Merry click here.
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Portia
West Virginia
Portia

Portia is a sweet 5 year old, 7 pound Yorkie being fostered in West Virginia.

1/31/19: Welcome Portia to the United Yorkie Rescue family. Your future will only get brighter for the rest of your life. This little girl's life looked bleak on that Saturday afternoon. Her owner was sentenced to a long prison term. When family and authorities entered the home, they found two dogs and several cats living in pure filth. After putting on rubber boots, authorities rescued the animals from ankle deep feces. A relative took the animals home and bathed them. They were then dropped off at the local shelter. Within minutes, United Yorkie Rescue got the emergency call for Portia. Within the hour, she was safely on her ride to her new foster home. Because of her skin condition and deplorable conditions in her previous home, all precautions had to be taken to protect the other dogs in the foster home. She could have no contact with her new fur family. On her way through her new house to her private comfy quarantine room, Portia topped to blow an air kiss to her new big brother who is ten times her size. When she entered the living room with all the pack, they were overjoyed to meet her. Unfortunately she had to immediately be sequestered into the private room with her own rug and bed. She just cried losing her new friends. Hopefully this will be a ten day quarantine and this little social butterfly will join her new foster family. Barely moving at the shelter, within an hour of her bath, Portia was jumping up determined to give multiple kisses to her new foster mom. The energy level and show of affection have proven that this sweet girl is an adorable despite her past. Portia will go to the vet on Monday and a plan for healing will be determined. When she is well, she can get her spay surgery and she will be ready for her final adventure to her new home. Foster mom hasn't decided what to do about her half shaved body. It's not known why she was shaved. It could have been due to the condition of the home. She seems to have hair that doesn't get knots. Portia feels like a luxurious plush toy. It would be a shame for a new family not to see and feel her beautiful hair.

1/20/19 Initial Bio: Portia was rescued from a New York shelter today. Please stay tuned for more information as we get to know her.


To date we've spent $242.91 on Portia's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $0 in donations.
Please donate!

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

To fill out the adoption application for Portia click here.
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Serafina
West Virginia
Serafina

Meet Serafina. Serafina is a 6-year-old, 5 lb girl being fostered in WV.

THANK YOU TO SERAFINA'S RESCUE ANGELS!

Trula Montgomery

1/31/19: Seraphina is an amazing little girl. She is smart and in charge. Definitely an alpha but in a good way. She likes order and good behavior from her fur siblings. Possibly because she gave birth a year ago, she corrects and mothers the other Yorkies who get out of line. She gets along with all dogs big and small. Seraphina is quite the looker and she knows it. She holds her head high and walks with an air of confidence. On the softer side, Seraphina is a smuggler. She loves affection and has never met a stranger. She is afraid of no one and is so relaxed in every situation. Seraphina would be a joy to have in any family. Her new family should have no children as she has not liked hard running and playing in her previous home. She is six pounds and six years old. She has great leash skills, car skills, and loves exploring in a fenced area with her fur friends.

INITIAL BIO. 12/11/18. Welcome little Serafina to our rescue. This little sweetheart is six years old. She came from a loving home but went through a few personality changes after she had puppies. Serafina became less tolerant of children and teenagers when there were friends visiting. She became nippy but never bit anyone.

Her foster home is kid free and she is doing well. She gets along with all dogs and is very affectionate to her new foster mom. Serafina is house-trained and pad trained. She is rather vocal at times so a house is best for her. She made dog friends the first night so she may like another dog in the family. She is getting spayed, vaccines, and she will be ready to look for her new family. She is used to having someone home with her most of the day and she does seem happiest when foster mom is with her.


To date we've spent $589.51 on Serafina's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $25.00 in donations.
Please donate!

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

To fill out the adoption application for Serafina click here.
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Zee
West Virginia
Zee

Meet Zee. Zee is a 4 lb, 4-year-old boy being fostered in WV.

THANK YOU TO ZEE'S RESCUE ANGELS!

Brenda Clark, Bruce Atkinson

1/31/19: Zee has been with his foster family for awhile now. He had an adoption fall through due to distance so he's still looking for his forever home. Zee has a few requirements. First, he is afraid of big dogs. After working with him, he is better but he challenges big dogs on walks. Zee needs a fenced yard with no big dog neighbors. Zee is also an alpha. He has gotten along with all foster siblings his size but he can be scrappy with other alphas. For this reason, only a local adopter (greater Washington DC area, he is in Martinsburg, WV) who can meet him with other pets can be considered. Zee is house-trained and pad trained. But when he is confused or upset, he can have accidents. For example, he was temporarily in a home that did not want him before we picked him up. His anxiety caused accidents. When a beloved fur brother passed away (Scout for those who follow our Yorkies), he had accidents. Foster mom was sad and Zee lost his buddy. Many Yorkies need housetraining reinforcement, but Zee's does seem situational. Anticipating a stressful situation and gating him off seems to be the best plan. Zee is so social and the most affectionate boy. He gets along with little dogs but a home where he is an only dog may be best. This is not a must but a meet and greet would be necessary with other dogs. Because he is social, someone who has more time at home is also best. Zee has become a beloved foster. His best friend was just adopted and he really deserves a forever home.

INITIAL BIO. 09/06/18.Zee came to United Yorkie Rescue last week, and he has already captured the hearts of everyone he meets. This little guy is only four years old, as sweet and affectionate as he could be, and is very well mannered. His owner told his foster that he didn't like other dogs but foster homes don't come without dogs. Luckily foster mom has had training from a great dog behaviorist. Zee met every fur sibling outside, one at a time, easiest ones first.

After a few words between the boys, within five minutes, he was part of the pack. That night he joined the pile of Yorkies on foster mom's lap. Zee rides well in the car and has perfect leash skills. He will need a home with no young children. He's a little afraid of foster mom's big dog but we will work on that. Watch for updates on this little guy.


To date we've spent $170.23 on Zee'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 Zee click here.
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