Working together to save lives... One Yorkie at a time.
Your help is desperately needed! Won't you please give us a hand with our latest rescued Yorkies?
UYR's Latest Rescues


It's been a long Summer. Our foster parents have been diligently rescuing Yorkies and getting most of them better. Though we've taken in fewer dogs this year, we've had a number of seriously ill or injured pups. Our many wonderful donors have helped our income to keep on pace with our medical expenses.

UYR has added Tex, a sweet little guy in South Carolina, to it's Forever Ours Program. This program allows the foster parent, in this case Edwin, to care for Tex in his home for the rest of Tex's life. We cover all medical expenses and the foster dad supplies the love. We are looking for a sponsor for Tex. The sponsor gives any amount they wish each month towards Tex's care and receives special updates from the foster.

We had an unhappy ending for one of our latest rescues, Harley in Illinois. He contracted parvovirus and was unable to fight the infection due to his poor health. Harley's foster mom Allison wrote, "We are heartbroken to report that we had to say goodbye to Harley tonight. Harley hung tough for over 5 days in the critical care center, but unfortunately the Parvovirus was too much for this little guy to overcome. The support we have received on this page for Harley (and all of our other foster dogs) has been incredible! Your prayers and donations made it possible for Harley to receive the care he so desperately needed. Although he didn't make it, at least he was shown love, care, and compassion over the last week of his life."

Thank you all for making a difference in a rescue dog's life.

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!

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


Video of little Henry's recovery! This is just one of the miracles our foster moms perform everyday.


UYR could not continue to rescue Yorkies in need without the help of our donors. To date we have rescued: 2,321 Yorkies and Yorkie mixes. Our vetting costs to date are: $1,174,083!!

Any amount is truly needed and appreciated. A $5.00 donation allows us to purchase Heartworm prevention for a month for a rescue. For $30.00 we can rescue a Yorkie from a shelter that would otherwise be put to sleep. 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
C/O Carl Sullenberger, Treasurer UYR
3924 Miami Avenue
Lorain, OH 44053

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Photo submissions are being accepted April 1st through June 1st for the 2015 Calendar. Email as many photos as you'd like of dogs that were adopted from rescue groups or shelters to Those selected get a calendar at cost ($5) plus shipping.

Interested in Yorkie inspired artwork? Here's your link. Please, note on any order you saw the link on United Yorkie Rescue and a portion of your purchase will go to UYR.

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

October is Breast Cancer Awareness month, so please check out our Pink Ribbons category and show your support. We also have a variety of football, Halloween and Thanksgiving fashions for pups who enjoy dressing for special occasions!

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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.

Our members and donors earned $93.02 for UYR in 2010 from GoodSearch
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Looking for a new calendar and a way to help UYR? Check out this site! The time to order is now until the first of July for New this year are GREETING CARDS! Handmade in the style of scrapbooking, there are cards for all occasions. For details: For the Love of Rescues Greeting Cards

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News Updates
FOREVER OURS - 09/01/2011
UYR currently has 6 Yorkies in the Forever Ours Program. These 6 Yorkies 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.

Total cost of vetting to date for our 6 Forever Ours Yorkies is: $31,322.49!!

We are happy to say that most of these costs have been covered by donations for the special little ones. Donations for each one are still needed to have money available for their continuing care needs.

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 Carl Sullenberger at

Please, visit our Forever Ours page!!!
In Lieu Donation - 08/11/2007
We have had many requests for a way to make a donation to UYR in lieu of gifts for family and friends on birthdays and other special occasions. We listened and have designed a special card that we'll send to your loved one. Please, be sure to include to whom and what you're designating the donation.
To make this thoughtful gift, contact:
To make any donation, use the Paypal button below, or mail a check to:
United Yorkie Rescue: In Lieu
C/O Carl Sullenberger, Treasurer UYR
3924 Miami Avenue
Lorain, OH 44001
We appreciate the overwhelming generosity of our donors! The members and Yorkies of UYR say THANK YOU!!!