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Your help is desperately needed! Won't you please give us a hand with our latest rescued Yorkies?
UYR's Latest Rescues


We recently learned that one or more individuals have been using the United Yorkie Rescue name (or a variation of our name) and created Facebook pages selling Yorkie puppies. These scammers including Evelyn Marie (last name omitted) and others working with her, have defrauded individuals across the country. She requests a down payment or payment in full and never ships the dog. This individual and her partners are not nor ever have been members of our rescue.

United Yorkie Rescue goes through an extensive adoption process that requires an application, personal and vet reference checks and a home visit before any adoption decision is made. We never request a down payment to "reserve" a dog. Only when you are approved and adoption is imminent, will we request you send an adoption fee. We prefer to adopt "locally" and will only adopt out of state in special cases.

May 15, 2024

United Yorkie Rescue is conducting a fund-raising auction through our Facebook page from 7 PM ET on June 7 through 11:59 PM June 14. In addition to donations from various vendors, many Yorkie and dog-themed items will be available in "virtual baskets" which can be bid upon. More instructions will follow and payment can be made using Zelle or PayPal.

One unique item we are offering is a game called Lets Roam. It is an APP you would download on your phone and the game can be played in different ways, virtually with friends and family or on location as an activity in a variety of different cities. In order to purchase and play, you download the App, answer some questions and then complete a series of challenges that range in difficulty and point value. The in-person games are themed scavenger hunts which can be used for all types of parties including some fun pub-crawls. All activities are family friendly with the exception of the pub crawl which requires you be 21 years of age. If you wish to check out some of these activities, please click on the following link:


UYR wishes to thank the following sponsors who have generously donated items for this auction:


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

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


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

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UYR could not continue to rescue Yorkies in need without the help of our donors. To date we have rescued: 3972 Yorkies and Yorkie mixes. Our vetting costs to date are: $2,781,000!!

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

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

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


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Have questions?

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

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

Donate a Thundershirt!

Request to Surrender Form

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

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

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News Updates
As of March 2023, UYR has 13 Yorkies in the Forever Ours Program. Their cost of care has been significant and these pups will remain with UYR for the rest of their lives. They receive vetting care as needed and this care is provided by UYR and your donations.

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

If you are interested please contact Sandra Wendt at

Please, visit our Forever Ours page!!!
In Lieu Donation - 2020
We have had many requests for a way to make a donation to UYR in lieu of gifts for family and friends on birthdays and other special occasions. We listened and have designed a special card that we'll send to your loved one. Please, be sure to include to whom and what you're designating the donation.
To make this thoughtful gift, contact:
To make any donation, use the Paypal button below, or mail a check to:
United Yorkie Rescue: In Lieu
P.O. Box 23
Wales, WI 53183-0023
We appreciate the overwhelming generosity of our donors! The members and Yorkies of UYR say THANK YOU!!!