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.




Astro

Astro and new do
California
Astro

THANK YOU TO ASTRO'S RESCUE ANGELS!

Adrienne Talbert, Aaron Ko and Jenny Kuang

Update 11/16/14: Astro has been with me now since April. He mostly hangs out in my bedroom, not with the rest of the pack. He will play with my little one, Peanut, but mostly ignores my two older, bigger Yorkies. He would do great in a quiet home, being the only dog, with one owner, no children. He can be quite comical at times. He loves and needs his daily walks. He is a great walker. He needs a strong leader who is able to correct his behaviors, as sometimes when seeing another dog, he acts up. He is very shy with strangers.

Update 07/29/14: Update: Astro has had his teeth cleaned, and did not have to have any pulled. Astro would do best in a home as an only dog, with his person. He is still uncertain when meeting new people. It takes him time to get to know someone. However, he has bonded with me, and he did this quickly. So I know he will quickly bond to a new owner. He has great potty habits, using the doggie door. He is a bigger yorkie, but still very cute. They come in all sizes, as we all know! He is a great walker, and will run, also. But foster mom does not run, so he has to slow down for me! But if his new owner was a runner, this would be a perfect match!

Update 04/13/14: Update: Astro is a healthy boy, at 12.2 lbs. He will need a dental. He has adjusted well in his foster home, his potty habits are perfect. He has already learned how to use the doggie door, he is one smart boy! Unfortunately, he is very fearful of strangers. We are working on this, and I do see some improvements already! He is a great little walker. The perfect home for him would be a quiet one, where he is the only dog. No kids as the excitement would be too much for him.

Initial Bio: Meet Astro! He is 3 1/2 years old, 10 1/2 lbs. and all Yorkshire Terrier. He is an owner surrender. So far he gets along with the other dogs here. He is house trained and will be learning how to use a doggie door. He is being fostered in the Bay Area. More updates to come as I learn more about him.


To date we've spent $433.34 on Astro's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $465.00 in donations.
Please donate!

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

To fill out the adoption application for Astro click here.
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Presley
California
Presley

THANK YOU TO PRESLEY'S RESCUE ANGELS!

Holly Stavis, Cynthia Duranti, Holly Stavis

Update 09/19/14- Hi everyone, Presley here. It has been 6 months and I am still with my foster momma and sister. I love it here but would love to find my forever home. I had a few people interested in adopting me but they weren't quite the right match. I am hoping that before Christmas I can have my forever home and spend my first holidays with them. I am hopeful and keeping my paws crossed.

Update 04/23/14: I have been with my foster momma for about a month now. I am doing great with my foster sister and haven't had anymore accidents. I am completely vetted and just had a dental cleaning. I am crate trained and sleep in my bed but would be a great bed cuddler if permitted. I am so full of energy and love to be petted and play fetch. There are times when I am trying to hide under a bed or couch and do not like to be bothered for this it would be best to not be in a home with children. Other then that I am very happy little boy and can't wait to find my forever home.

P.S. Presley cannot go to a home with cats, other dogs or children.

Initial Bio 3/20/14: My name is Presley. I am a 7 yr old yorkie mix. I weigh about 8 lbs. I had my first vet visit this week and am just waiting on my results. My foster mom says that I am a sweetheart and that I am a good listener. I do what I am told. I have had a couple of accidents but for the most part I go outside and do my business. I can't wait to find my forever home.

Presley is located in Long Beach and has an adoption fee of $500


To date we've spent $423.20 on Presley's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $27.00 in donations.
Please donate!

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

To fill out the adoption application for Presley click here.
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Baby and Zeus
Florida
Baby (and Zeus)

Initial Bio 12-18-14 Baby is a ten your old tiny male yorkie. He weights a little 3 pounds. Baby is being fostered in The Villages, FL.

Baby and his bonded brother Zeus just came late last night into their new foster home. Baby is very small and very attached to his big brother Zeus so they will have to be adopted together. Baby has one tooth left, but that does not take away from his adorable face. Even with his little tongue hanging out he is just the most precious little fellow. Baby is trained to a potty pad and will use it. Baby and Zeus will be seeing the vet as soon as possible, so watch for updates coming soon.

Do you have room in your heart for these two sweet brothers?


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

To fill out the adoption application for Baby (and Zeus) click here.
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Bodhi
Florida
Bodhi

UPDATED BIO 12/17/14: Bodhi is an (estimated) 8 year old, 4.5 underweight Yorkie who is being fostered in West Palm Beach

Bodhi had a dental yesterday and lost 8 teeth. Ouch! He is recovering and is eating a little. He is not feeling well, however, and likes to curl up in a little ball and sleep. Bodhi will need to gain about another pound before he can be adopted, and probably won't be ready until January. He is very friendly and seems to like people, cats and other dogs. Because of his small size, we are looking for a household with no children under 12, and either small dogs, or senior, low energy dogs.

Please check back for updates!

Initial Bio 12-15-14 Meet Bodhi, out newest little guy. Bodhi is a tiny little fellow. He is 7 years old and just 4.6 little pounds. He is being fostered in West Palm Beach,FL

Body just came to United Yorkie Rescue today and is settling right in. His teeth are in pretty bad shape, so he will be getting his dental very soon. Once that is done his foster mom hopes to put just a little more weight on him because right now his mouth is hurting him, poor little guy. He is somewhat underweight.

There will be more coming on Bodhi as his foster mom gets to know him better. Because of Bodhi's small size he cannot be adopted by a family with children under 12 years old.

More about Bodhi coming soon.


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

To fill out the adoption application for Bodhi click here.
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Brody
Florida
Brody

10-1-14 Brody Updated Bio. Brody is a very sweet, 7 year old young fellow. He weights 11 pounds and is being fostered in Brooksville, FL.

Hi, It's me Brody. I just want everyone to know that I am doing great in my foster home. My favorite activity is lying on the couch and sitting around with my people. I would rather sit next to you or be on your lap on the couch than anything else. I am happiest just being next to you like your very own little couch potato. Guess you can say I'm a bit lazy. I'm not really interested in playing or going for very long walks, but I sure do love car rides and going places.

I like older kids, although I would rather they wouldn't pick me up and carry me all over. So maybe just an adult only family would be the best, but older kids would be okay too.

Just so you know, I want my people all to myself. I'm not fond of any other animals living in my house at all. I do not like to share my attention. I need to be your only little guy. It takes me a little while to warm up to strangers, but once I get to know you I am just fine and I will be your friend. I'm pretty much house trained only sometimes I need the wee wee pad at night. I have a little bit of anxiety at night and like to be in the room with my family. If you let me I will sleep on your bed with you, but I'm okay in my doggie bed near you. I'm a such a sweet fella, and if you would like to have me as your very own little guy to love forever, please fill out an adoption application and take me home with you. I'll be your best friend and greatest companion ever.

Brody-- Update Bio 8/16/14 Brody is a sweet, 7 year old fellow who weights 11 pounds. He is being fostered in Brooksville, Fl.

Brody wants to tell you a little about himself. Hi everyone, I'm Brody, one of the new kids in town. I don't really like playing with toys, I'm pretty much a couch potato and a great companion. I love people and kids, but I don't want to have to share my attention with any other animals. I would not be happy sharing my home with other dogs or cats. I'm fine if I meet you at the park or on the street, but my home belongs to me and my people and I need to be the only pet in your home. If you have fur and four feet, you can visit, but you can't stay. I love car rides and walks, though I don't like to be out too long. I am potty trained, but occasionally I might use a wee wee pad for nighttime. I am up to date on all my shots, and ready to go to my forever home. If you are looking for a dog that is yours totally, I'm your fellow. It will just be and you, mom or dad, or mom and dad, the rest of our days. Wouldn't you just love to adopt me and make me yours?

Brody--Initial bio 8/13/14 Brody is an adorable 7 year old, 12 pound sweet fellow. He is being fostered in Brooksville, FL. Brody just came to us today. His picture and bio coming soon.


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

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

To fill out the adoption application for Brody click here.
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Dolly
Florida
Dolly

THANK YOU TO DOLLY'S RESCUE ANGELS!

Sheila Landis, Nestor Sanchez, Irene and Peter Havas

UPDATED BIO, 12/5/14, Dolly is a sweet and loving 15lb Yorkie mix that is turning 11years old on 12/13/14. Dolly is being fostered in Orlando, FL.

Dolly is fitting in very nicely in her foster home. She has lost about 3 lbs and definitely has more spring in her step. She was kind of sad when she arrived, but has turned into a happy gal that loves to take walks and cuddle on the couch and in bed. Foster Mom was told by the vet that she is slightly sight challenged, but getting to know her better, she is very, very slightly sight challenged. She sure can see her treats!

Dolly gets around fine and loves to be in the yard exploring. She sometimes has a little #1 accident in the house, but tries to hit the potty pad. She always goes potty outside, after turning around in circles! She is so happy and proud when she potties outside and gets praise that she runs around and around like a little puppy!

Dolly is so happy when her Foster Mom comes home that she dances around until FM sits down on the floor to greet her, then she buries her head in her lap. She likes her foster sister just fine and is very friendly to anyone that visits.

Dolly would do best with someone that is home quite a bit and would not be a good fit for a home with children, as they move a little too fast for her. She does not require play time; she just loves to be around her person, knowing that they are there for a scratch or a kiss.

Dolly is very happy and healthy except for a little arthritis in her hips. She would make a wonderful and loving companion.

Updated Bio 10-16-14 Dolly is a very sweet 10 yr old Yorkie mix who weighs 18 gorgeous pounds. Dolly is being fostered in the Orlando, FL.

Dolly was surrendered by her owner who was moving in to a nursing facility and could no longer keep or care for Dolly.

Dolly is slightly sight-challenged, but she doesn't let that bother her. She hears fine, and will come right to you when called. She has a little arthritis in her hips, but she loves to go for walks. She's potty trained and will stand by the door when she needs to go out, or will go anytime you let her out.

She likes her foster sister just fine and wouldn't mind being in a house with other dogs, or even cats. She gets along great with everyone.

She cuddles on the couch and loves to be petted. She's very laid back and does not require playtime. She just wants to be near her person to be loved and cuddled. She's such a sweet girl who wants and needs love and care. With the right kind of joint supplements and a good healthy diet Dolly has many good years left in her.

Dolly would probably do best in a home with an adult who would be home a lot of the time. If you would like to give Dolly her forever home she will return your love and kindness everyday. Please don't pass Dolly by because of her age. She is waiting for you to take her and love her and keep her for the rest of her life.

Initial Bio 10-12-14 Dolly. Dolly just came into United Yorkie Rescue today. She is 11 years old and being fostered in Orlando, FL. Dolly is a bigger girl weighing in at about 17.5 pounds. We hope to get her down to a better weight once she gets settled. Watch for much more information on Dolly coming soon.


To date we've spent $589.45 on Dolly's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $140.00 in donations.
Please donate!

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

To fill out the adoption application for Dolly click here.
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Frankie
Florida
Frankie Lane

THANK YOU TO FRANKIE LANE'S RESCUE ANGELS!

Leslie Carpenter-Sprout

Updated Bio 11/18/14 -- Frankie Lane is a 10 year old yorkie. He is 10 pounds, and a real 10 in all ways. He is being fostered in Seminole, FL.

This little boy is a real dear. He is sweet and loving – loves to look into your eyes and then cuddle up. He loves to play with his toys and prefers the squeaky toys but will play with anything. He loves to run and often does laps in the back yard. If you run he will run with you. He sleeps in his crate most of the time but when he gets up he will pull his blanket out of his crate. Sometimes he even pulls his blanket onto the bed or couch to sleep with it.

Frankie will take to your children, and he is a good boy around them. However he likes to bark when he sees kids outside. You need to be very careful when you open a door because he will bolt. His foster parents have found he doesn’t like bikes at all.

Frankie will go to the door to tell you he has to go out. He had a urinary tract infection and because of that he had been pottying in the house, but since he has completed his pills he only marks if you bring something new into the house. To make sure this doesn’t happen his foster mom puts a belly band on him and that solves that problem. He does have a sensitive tummy and need a Pepcid tablet or he will throw up. In spite of these few issues, he is really a sweet boy and such a loving, happy fellow. All his foster parents can say about him is this, “For a good time call Frankie, he is so much fun!!" Frankie has been waiting patiently for his forever home. Please consider this wonderful little fellow to be your own loving little guy.

Updated Bio 07/25/14: Hi I’m Frankie and I am in my new Foster Home. Have a big back yard to play in and I run like the wind, if FM is watching if not I jump on the door until she does. I have been very sick – had an infection on my back and lost my hair but it is growing in now – Brown – what’s a silver fox gonna do with that? My head and legs are white and very soft and pretty FM says. I love playing with my toys that she throws and got along really good with the kids that stayed here for a few weeks. I love to be petted and sleep in my crate right next to FM bed. I have had some stomach problems and have to take Pepcid for my tummy. When Fm opens my crate I take either my blanket or towel with me. FM thinks its sooooooo cute but I just like my stuff. I suck on my blanket at night. FM says I may be 10 years old but the fastest big baby she has ever seen. When I get a clean bill of health and if you want to be entertained by me the price is high a lot of pets. I can sit in your lap all day if you let me

INITIAL INQUIRY 03/22/2014: MEET FRANKIE LANE! He is an adorable 10 year old 10 lb male yorkie; he is being fostered in Seminole, FL.

Frankie Lane was surrendered by his owners who had him since he was a puppy - they were no longer able to care for him. He is a very lively and active little yorkie boy ~ his Foster Mom can hardly believe he is 10 years old as he acts like a puppy! One thing is for sure - Frankie Lane loves being with his person and seeks attention all the time - he craves human affection. He will see the vet next week for updated vaccinations, but he looks and acts healthy, has great teeth and shiny hair. He is very alert and overall a real sweetheart. So far, he hasn't exactly gotten along with FM's own little dog, but that may take some time. Stay tuned for more info as FM gets to know him a little better.


To date we've spent $278.32 on Frankie Lane's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $50.00 in donations.
Please donate!

For more information, contact my foster parents at: clong2@tampabay.rr.com.

To fill out the adoption application for Frankie Lane click here.
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Florida
Gia

Updated Bio 11-18-14 -- Sweet little Gia is a 3 year old little yorkie poo who weights 7.11 pounds and is being fostered in Leesburg, FL.

Gia has been through so much since she came to her foster home on Sunday. She had all her vaccinations and is heartworm negative. She did have hookworm and is being treated for that. She was spayed and her a minor dental today. She is not feeling her best right now

In the few days we have had Gia we have learned a lot about her personality. She is definitely a people only dog. She pretty much ignores the other dogs and cats in her foster home. She tends to be a little pushy when it comes to getting attention from her people, and if she is not getting the attention she will push her way in to be that one that does. She would love a person who is home a lot. She will be their little shadow. And if you rub her belly she is in heaven. She likes to cuddle, be held, and just be with her person 24/7.

Gia has decided that sleeping in her doggie bed is not as good as sleeping in the people bed and will jump up on the bed to be there. She also jumps off the bed. We are working very hard to get her to use the doggie stairs up to the bed and not jump off. So far she's not cooperating. We are having to remember to take her down off the bed when we leave the bedroom so she doesn't jump.

Gia is a charmer and will crawl over to you to snuggle, and push any other dog away to get to her person, so a home with no other dog would be her best place. She would prefer a stay at home or home a lot person to be with to give her lots of attention. She is not one to play much, she just wants to be loved and give love.

If you want an only dog and will be home to give her all that time and attention then you may just be the right one for this sweet baby.

Initial Bio 12-14-12 Gia is a 3 year old, 7 lb Yorkie mix girlie who is being fostered in Leesburg, FL.

Sadly for Gia, her former owners had to move to a place where they could not keep her and reached out to United Yorkie Rescue for help. Gia did NOT plan on spending Christmas in a strange place and hopes that Santa will be bringing her a new PURFECT forever home. That is at the TOP of Gia’s wish list…….could it be YOU? Stay tuned as we get to know Gia better.


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

To fill out the adoption application for Gia click here.
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Mushu
Florida
Mushu

THANK YOU TO MUSHU'S RESCUE ANGELS!

Erin Mellini, Angela, Sandy Pagnotta, Renae and Jerry Sutley, Angela Gunter, Tim Wooten, Mary Cronin, Paul Sherman, David Jacklitch, Malena Cueva, Jeselle Kempis, Jane St. John, Maria Vinat, June Lee, Crysmyra Hopkins, Irene and Peter Havas, Siobhan Mullen, Linda Lewis, Heide MacLean, Cara Pensabene, Kerin Messner, Laura Gilder, Paul Sherman, Pamela Henry, Susanne Andriano, Erik Ebert, Daniela Camacho, Megan Mason, Traci Vanover, Judy Bettridge, John Sauser, Becky Baker, Edward Elmore, Shari Jones, John Hazard, Nestor Sanchez

Mushu is walking. Check out this video!

UPDATED BIO 12/11/2014: Mushu is a 3.5 year old 5.2 lb boy who is being fostered in Gulfport, FL.

If you recall, he was stumbling a lot when UYR rescued him (and even couldn't walk when we first had him). The vet suspected Yorkie Encephalitis but could never be sure without an MRI. While we were trying to wean his steroids over time, he had a setback and was stumbling again. We raised some money from our WONDERFUL donors, and Mushu had his MRI this week!!

Soooooo, we learned that Mushu does NOT have a brain tumor! (Yay). We received the diagnosis, it is Necrotizing Encephalitis . It is also commonly referred to as Yorkie Encephalitis and is basically swelling of the brain. This being said, Mushu will be a special needs puppy for the rest of his life. He will need to be under doctor supervision and on medications forever (prednisone is not very expensive). Any potential adopter needs to know it is generally a progressive disease. He could be doing great for a very very long time as long as he is medicated, but he could also take a turn and go downhill very suddenly.

We will allow Mushu to be adopted because he deserves a forever family. We are hopeful Mushu will be one of the lucky ones who lives a very long very happy life! THANK YOU to all for caring and contributing to his care!!!

Here is a video of Mushu trying to walk. Mushu Video

Updated Bio 11/30/14: Mushu is currently located in Gulfport, Florida and the good news, currently weighs 5.2 lbs. His vet is very happy with his current weight. The other news, he is currently being treated again for another active case of Erlichia. He went to the vet to get his vaccines, but his blood tests showed his titters back up to an active infection. He will be treated for another month. We did try adjusting his Prednisone therapy, but it did not go well at all. Unfortunately he did not respond well when bringing his dosages back up. Currently Mushu is doing OK, but he is definitely in need of the MRI. The delay in responding to his therapy is very concerning. He loves to be the protecter for his family and loves going for his walks, but watching him flail when he loses his balance is sad. Mushu thanks everyone in advance for contributing to his care. Without you it wouldn't be possible.

UPDATED BIO 10/22/14: Mushu is a 3.5 year old 4.5 lb little guy who is being fostered in Miami, FL.

Mushu has a condition called Autoimmune Yorkie encephalitis (at least that's what the neurologist thinks it is and for which he is treating him because we cannot afford the $2000 for an MRI). It isn't contagious, but he will likely require prednisone (a steroid) for the rest of his life. That said, Mushu is doing MARVELOUSLY!

When we rescued this boy from the shelter, his only alternative was euthanasia. In fact, if we didn't make it to the shelter within the two hours before closure, we would have lost him. That day he couldn't move. He eventually would stand and walk very unsteadily. With steroids he has made an almost 100% recovery. He can walk and run and chase after the other dogs. (Mushu REALLY wants a home with other dogs. He is lonely with just people because he isn't a big cuddler. He greets you when you come home and gets excited and loves on you. When it comes to sleeping time, he prefers the foot of the bed).

Mushu is 100% housetrained. He will use a pad if you are gone more than 6-8 hours. Sometimes he can hold it. Mushu was neutered and lost 3 teeth this week. He did so well. This guy is a miracle story! We will continue to try and wean the steroids (every month we will try and decrease this as he tolerates it). We hope he will be ready for adoption by the holidays. :) Thanks for checking on him!


To date we've spent $738.27 on Mushu's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $2723.00 in donations.
Please donate!

For more information, contact my foster parents at: colleenthompson50@gmail.com.

To fill out the adoption application for Mushu click here.
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Ollie
Florida
Ollie

THANK YOU TO OLLIE'S RESCUE ANGELS!

Cindy Porter, Jan Clasen, Alice Kennison, Linda Slipetz, Sheila Landis, Janice Montgomery, Henry Powell, Joanne Vogel, Sharon Medina, Stacy Savage

UPDATED BIO 12/7/2014: Ollie is an 8 year old 6 lb little guy who is being fostered in Miami, FL. When Ollie was rescued, he was in pretty bad shape. He had a terrible case of kennel cough and was congested. The little guy had a rough time breathing. He required syringed fluids, subcutaneous fluids, lots of hanging out on the shower to help break up his mucous, and antibiotic therapy. Happily, this little guy is on the mend!!

Ollie just might be the sweetest dog around. He is a lovable little guy, is housetrained, and loves to explore the outdoors on his leash. We don't go too far because he still has a cough, but he is getting better every day.

The shelter paperwork says 10 years old, but that is likely because his teeth are HORRENDOUS!! We will get a better approximation of his age during his next visit. He will also need a neuter and all labwork before he is ready for surgery. That's probably a couple of weeks away right now. Ollie is a sweet little guy who just narrowly escaped euthanasia. Kennel cough is treatable. We are so glad this guy made it (and so will his furever family once they see his bio and picture and fall in love like we did!)

INITIAL BIO 11/29/2014: Hello, my name is Ollie. I am a 10 year old 6 lb little guy who is being fostered in Miami, FL. What a day!! I was literally saved this afternoon in the final couple of hours of my life. See, my foster momma was out running errands when she received an email from the rescue department at a local animal shelter (thank goodness for smartphones!). The email said I had severe respiratory illness and that if I wasn't rescued by 4p, I would be humanely euthanized because my condition was deteriorating. Well, I am definitely a pretty sick guy right now. I need to be syringe-fed and am on two antibiotics. I need a lot of prayers right now because I just don't feel so well. I have a lot of congestion and am having a hard time breathing.

That said, my foster momma is real nice (when she isn't forcing me to take nutrical and water.... or sticking pills down my throat!). I won't eat anything, and I know she is just trying to make me feel better. I am so happy to be out of that shelter in a nice quiet, comfortable bed. Foster momma gives me belly rubs and scratches my ears (did I mention I have bad ear infections and severe dental disease). I appear to be housetrained and love being outside. Thanks for thinking of me. Oh, and if you can spare a dollar to help with my medical costs, it would be greatly appreciated! UYR's Paypal address is auntiem@unitedyorkierescue.org. Just tell 'em it's for Ollie. THANK YOU! xoxo- Ollie


To date we've spent $0 on Ollie's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $220.00 in donations.
Please donate!

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

To fill out the adoption application for Ollie click here.
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Petey
Florida
Petey

THANK YOU TO PETEY'S RESCUE ANGELS!

Nestor Sanchez, Andrea Dyal, Nestor Sanchez

Update 090/9/14: Petey, nine year old yorkie being fostered in Ft. Myers.

Hi everybody, its me Petey. I am doing great. I am up to about 5 pounds now. I still have potty accidents but foster mom says nobody's perfect, but I am pretty close to it. I am a lover and like to be included in everything. I really enjoy the back yard to lounge around and take in the sights. I get along well with my foster sister and brother but I would be A-OK to be an only child.

I am an older man but I am not grouchy at all. There will be no hooping and hollering like these young pups of today. Nope not here folks, just give me a decent meal, a recliner and the remote and I will be just fine. Of course, that is after you have doted on me. lol

See ya soon,

Petey aka Mr. Pete

UPDATED BIO 7/11/14: Hi! It's me, Petey!

Hi my name is Petey and I am approximately 9 years old and weight 4.5lbs. I'm a Yorkshire Terrier being fostered in Ft. Myers, FL.

I am a very happy boy and I am really working hard on my potty habits.

I like to be with my person and will play tough guy with my toys when the mood strikes me. I am getting closer to 5 pounds and foster mom is happy about that. Now that I just got my haircut I am really looking good, if I say so myself. The perfect home for me would be one that is calm with Adults only. Since I'm a tiny a tyke, I should go to a home with no children. Other doggies are OK as long as they are small too. I hope to find my furever home soon. If you think I'm the perfect little guy for you, please email my foster mom.

INITIAL BIO 4/21/14: Meet Petey! Petey is an (estimated) 10 year old 4.5 lb male Yorkie being fostered in Ft. Meyers FL. Petey sadly found himself at a local animal control shelter. He was brought in as a stray, and it looks like he's been on the streets for a while. His fur is matted, and he is very underweight, he should weigh at least 5.5 or 6 lbs. His teeth are also in bad condition, so he is getting a dental today.

Petey has only been in his home for several hours, but so far, he has shown what a good boy he is. He loves his foster mom and dad, and loves to snuggle on the couch or in bed. He gets along with the other dogs and cats. However, he is a bit nervous and insecure (who can blame him after being in doggie jail for a week!) and not thrilled to play with the other dogs, so a calm household with no children and only smaller dogs is optimal. Please check back soon more updates on this senior sweetie!


To date we've spent $692.79 on Petey's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $250.00 in donations.
Please donate!

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

To fill out the adoption application for Petey click here.
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Ralph on the mend
Florida
Ralphie

THANK YOU TO RALPH'S RESCUE ANGELS!

Amy Chernault, Wilma Raso, Joan Willner, Tammy Sherrard, Stacy Streen, Sharon Mason, Deborah McIver, Miranda Estes, Michelle Lingle, Margaret Buenneke, Malena Cueva, Lisa Ortega, Leslie Jones, Krystal Sandoval, June Grieco, Georgia Melendez, Debra Roby, Christine Matheson, Brenda McClurg, Amber Hernandez, Alexis Ball, Wendy Henry, Vicki Silver, Traci Fishburn, Tony Lanza, Tina Duggins, Theresa Coyer, Suzanne Meo, DeAnna Normand, Terry Rich, Tara Doerr, Tammy Brown, Susanne Andriano, Susan Noles, Susan Hanburger, Stephanie Loud, Stephanie Frew, Stacey Bussey, Sheryl Goad, Shannon Skillern, Shannon McCray, Shameron Schofield, Sarah Johnson, Sarah Davies, Sandra Arena, Roberta Witman, Rebecca Rankin, Paul Sherman, Paul Franson, Patricia Alva, Nicole Hungerford, Navneet Singh, Michelle Atchinson, Mayra Espinoza, May Lee Cheah, Matthew Ellspermann, Marymargaret Roberts, Marsha Marrier, Marjorie Delgado, Maria Fallacara, Mackenzie Bullock, Lou Montgomery, Lori Palmer, Lisa Notturaniano, Linda Wu, Linda Vargas Robles, Liliana Gomez, Lauren West, Lauren Dillard, Laura Rossi, Laura Cuellar, Kristin Vole, Kristin Ferris, Kristian Farah, Kimberly Williams, Kimberly Roberts, Kimberly DeMattie, Kimberly Bandusky, Kevin Kidd, Kendra Jewell, Kelly Jones, Kelly Hale, Kelli Rose, Kelli Ann Willis, Kay Graves, Katie Giltinan, Kathy Burkhardt, Karissa Dahlke, Kari Gundran, Karen Ellis, Karen Davis, Karen Cantrell, Kandi Cahill, Julie Sczeniak , Judy Waag, Judy Bettridge, Judith McCoy, Jodi Green, Jessica Lundquist, Colleen Thompson, Jennifer Yousef, Jennifer Mastronardi, Janice Montgomery, Janet Orr, Gina Newman, Gale Young, Frana Schulte, Erik Ebert, Emily Rimes, Emily Denniston, Elaine Davis, Edin Sanchez, Dorothy Coffman, Donna Terblanche, Dona Wimberly, Dona Wimberly, Denise Monto, Deneese Kearschner, Deanna Weeks, Dawn Rozran, Darla Gatz, Daniela Camacho, Dakota Sorano, Connie Pfeiffer, Colleen Sackett, Claudia Balderas, Cindy Moses, Christine Casson, Cheryl Scrupski, Cecelia Nelson, Caterina Marcotrigiano, Brooke Wells, Brittani Kerns, Bridget Blair, Brenda Bargers, Bonnie Wilson, Bonnie Vaupel, Ashley Limburg, Ashley Lessig, Ashley George, Araceli Casillas, April Van Heule, Anh Nguyen, Angie Lopez, Amanda Medero, Alice Burket, Alexandra Simpson, Barbara Carvalho, Julie Bachman, Sonia Laboy, Danielle Evangelista Monetary, Alice Kennison, Donnalee DeMers, Debra Anding, Sandy Pagnotta, Elizabeth Baumann, Catherine Poutasse, Sonja Collier, Samantha Trunzo, Kay Dean, Irene and Peter Havas, Sandra Johnson

Updated bio 11/13/14 Ralphie is a precious, little 5.5 pound, one year old fellow. He is being fostered in Leesburg, FL

Ralphie went to the surgeon today and had his stitches removed. He is recovering nicely, but just as we were told, he will still need at least 6 more weeks of being confined in order for his surgical repairs to heal properly. Thankfully he is able to walk around for a little while outside to do his business, but no running, jumping, or playing. That is so hard for such a young dog who is still a puppy. He wants to play with the other dogs so badly he sits in his puppy pen and barks at them to pay attention to him and come play with him.

We, his foster parents, take him out several times a day and also have him on our laps throughout the day.

We know that Ralphie is very friendly and loves to give kisses. He uses the potty pad in his puppy pen and will go outside, but he has not be able to be free in the house so we have no idea if he is truly house trained. He was wonderful in the car the whole ride to and from the vet. He slept in his doggie carrier and didn't make a sound.

Ralphie was able to get a bath today and he smells so wonderful now. The vet trimmed his toe nails and soon he will get a little mimi grooming. He was so good in the bath and when he was brushed out. He sat like an angel through his little spa treatment. A sweeter dog just can't be found.

Although Ralphie will have to remain in his foster home for at least 6 more weeks, we are taking applications for him. He will be ready to go to his forever home by New Year's, maybe even by Christmas. What a wonderful gift for anyone looking for love and for Ralphie who deserves his new forever life in the new year.

Update Bio 11/5/14 Ralphie is a 1 year old, 6 pound amazing little fellow. He is being fostered in Leesburg, FL.

Ralphie has made terrific progress. He is still healing from his surgery. It will take several more weeks before he is ready to be adopted, but we are taking applications for him. He is walking so much better and feeling so much better. too. He needs to be kept quiet and contained so that his surgical repairs can heal properly. This is very hard for such a young fellow who is starting to feel so good. But it is necessary in order for him to make a full recovery.

Ralphie's foster parents believe he is potty trained. He uses the potty pad in his puppy pen and will also do his business outside. His foster parents carry him out, put him on the grass to do his business, and carry him back in again. He would love to play with his foster sisters, and it is so sad to see him watching them and not being able to play with them. He is, after all, a puppy, and that's what puppies do, they play. We tell Ralphie all the time that soon enough he will be back to running and jumping and playing. Just wish he could understand what we are saying to him.

We make sure Ralphie is near us even if he can't be let loose. His foster mom and dad will sometimes put him on this lap for several minutes. He loves to be held, petted, and cuddled and will give them a million kisses. Ralphie will be seeing his surgeon on Nov.13th to have his stitches removed. We are hoping to be able to give him a bath and a little grooming after that.

As Ralphie continues to feel better his foster parents will know more about is personality, but from what we can tell he will be a great puppy for someone ready for and wanting all that puppy love.

10/29/14: RALPH HAS COME THROUGH HIS SURGERY WITH FLYING COLORS!!! The surgery was successful!!!!! His pelvis was pinned and his femur was repaired (we were worried he would need an amputation). The wonderful surgeon even neutered him so he wouldn't have to have a second surgery. Ralph is coming out of anesthesia now and doing well according to the vet. WOOHOOOO!!! Thank you everyone for your prayers and donations! As we learn more about Ralph and his recovery, we will update you. We are committed to helping this little guy heal! Foster mom says he is such a sweet and special boy.

Initial Bio: 10/28/14 RALPH (Florida) is a 5 pound male Yorkie puppy that is approximately a year old who sustained unknown trauma and was dropped off in this condition at a local shelter. UYR rushed to the shelter to pick him up tonight, administered his pain meds for overnight comfort, contacted a surgeon, and is taking him first thing in the morning for surgery. We know he has a BROKEN PELVIS and FRACTURED FEMUR as well as a POSSIBLE DIGESTIVE OBSTRUCTION. We hope to help Ralph but his medical expenses are likely to exceed a couple thousand dollars and we DESPERATELY NEED DONATIONS. Every dollar helps, please consider a TAX FREE DONATION and send prayers as he is in bad shape. We will update as soon as we know more.

Adoption Pending

To date we've spent $2800.00 on Ralphie's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $4009.00 in donations.
Please donate!

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

To fill out the adoption application for Ralphie click here.
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Rascal
Florida
Rascal

THANK YOU TO RASCAL'S RESCUE ANGELS!

Wendy Scott

Updated Bio 12/16/2014

Rascal is a 3 year old, Yorkie boy being fostered in North Port FL. Rascal sadly found his way into a shelter this Christmas. Happily for Rascal, United Yorkie Rescue stepped in and took him to his foster home in time for Santa to come! No puppy deserves to spend Christmas in the shelter!

Rascal is a sweet young thing. He was a little frightened at first and was unsure what to expect after leaving the shelter. But after only a few minutes in his new home he was already giving lots of kisses and letting his foster mom give him a nice warm bath!

Rascal saw the dogtor today and has some dermatitis that is currently being treated. Rascal is going to receive all the care that he needs and deserves to be a healthy and happy boy.

Rascal is hoping that Santa is looking hard to find his new perfect forever home. Could it be you?


To date we've spent $0 on Rascal's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $100.00 in donations.
Please donate!

For more information, contact my foster parents at: yorkieluv681@gmail.com.

To fill out the adoption application for Rascal click here.
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Sailor
Florida
Sailor

THANK YOU TO SAILOR'S RESCUE ANGELS!

Jerry and Renae Sutley, Michael Davis, Catherine Hurlbut, Maryanne Ware, Nestor Sanchez, Andrea Dyal, Nestor Sanchez

Updated bio 12-5-14 Sailor is approximately 9 years old and is an adorable but very timid 5 pound little Yorkie. He is being fostered in Palm Coast, FL.

Although he gets along with other pups in the household, Sailor has become the Alpha dog and lets the other dogs know he is in charge. Sailor has a very sensitive stomach and cannot have beef or chicken. He does well on Blue Buffalo Fish and Brown rice for Small Breeds kibble.

Due to his obvious lack of care in the past he had to have most of his teeth removed, and now his little tongue hangs out one side of his mouth, which just makes him even cuter. Sailor has suffered several seizures since being in foster care. There is no apparent "trigger" for these seizures and the vet feels no medication is needed unless they begin to get closer together. Sailor does not take to men as well as he does women. He tolerates men, but prefers a woman to be his primary caregiver. His forever home would absolutely require a female in the home!

If he has a chance to run out the door, he will, and he’s very fast with those long legs. Boy can he run ~ he may have been a Greyhound in his previous life! He continues to be a work in progress as far as housebreaking and because he likes to mark indoors he will have to wear a bellyband for the rest of his life. Since he has no teeth, he is a slow eater so his Foster Mom feeds him away from his fur brother and sisters so they can't take his food from him. He looks forward to mealtime and does love to eat! Sailor is very fearful of loud noises and will run to another room in fear from another dog barking or other loud noises. This includes thunder. Even with a Thundershirt on Sailor shakes all over during a thunderstorm and wants to be held tightly until the thunder subside.

Below are some requirements for what would be the perfect home environment for Sailor:

- A home with either a single woman or a couple – Sailor definitely prefers women more than men. Sailor must have a *full-time stay at home mommy because he suffers from severe separation anxiety when left alone.

- A home that understands that Sailor is a very, very sweet little boy, but also very timid, so a calm quiet home would be perfect. He is fearful of loud noises and thunder and lightning (he wears a Thundershirt during thunder storms to help with his fear) and wants to be held tightly during a storm. He is also very fearful of fireworks and loud barking from other dogs.

NO CHILDREN PLEASE!

- A home where Sailor could just cuddle up next to you all day long; he also likes to sleep right next to his human at night, so move over and make room in your bed for Sailor!

- A home where there is stay at home mommy that can stay at home with him all day long and just give him belly rubs and snuggles.

- A home where Sailor will have a female playmate around his age and size, as he has begun to show dominance to other males in the house.

- A home with a big fenced-in yard since he loves, loves, loves to run and has discovered his love of chasing after squirrels and lizards.

Sailor has been waiting a long time for his forever home. Could you be his perfect family?

Update 10/20/14: Sailor is approximately 8 years old and is an adorable but very timid little Yorkie being fostered in Palm Coast, FL. Although he gets along with other pups in the household, he has become the Alpha dog and lets the other dogs know he is in charge. Foster mom is working on correcting this behavior. He does have a very sensitive stomach and cannot have beef or chicken. He does well on Blue Buffalo fish and brown rice. Due to his obvious lack of care in the past he has had to have most of his teeth removed and now his little tongue hangs out one side of his mouth which just makes him even cuter. Sailor has suffered several seizures since being in foster care. There is no apparent "trigger" for these seizures and the vet feels no medication is needed unless they begin to get closer together. Sailor does not take to men as well as he does women. He tolerates men, but prefers a woman as his primary caregiver. His forever home would absolutely require a female in the home! If he has a chance to run out the door, he will, and he’s very fast with those long legs. Boy can he run ~ he may have been a Greyhound in his previous life! He continues to be a work in progress as far as housebreaking and probably will have to wear a bellyband for the rest of his life when indoors to prevent his desire to mark his territory. Since he has no teeth, he is a slow eater so his Foster Mom feeds him away from his fur brother and sisters so they can't take his food from him. He does love to eat though!

Here are some details about what kind of home would be perfect for Sailor:

- A home with either a single woman or a couple – Sailor definitely prefers women more than men. Sailor must have a full-time stay at home mommy because he suffers from separation anxiety when left alone.

- A home that understands that Sailor is a very, very sweet little boy, but also very timid, so a calm quiet home would be perfect. He is fearful of loud noises and thunder and lightning (he wears a thunder shirt during a thunder storm to help with his fear) and wants to be held tight during a storm. He is also very fearful of fireworks. NO CHILDREN PLEASE!

- A home where Sailor could just cuddle up next to you all day long; he also likes to sleep right next to his human at night, so move over and make room in your bed for Sailor!

- A home where there is stay at home mommy that can stay at home with him all day long and just give him belly rubs and snuggles.

- A home where Sailor will have a female playmate around his age and size, as he has begun to show dominance to other males in the house. - A home with a big fenced-in yard since he loves, loves, loves to run and has discovered his love of chasing after squirrels and lizards.

UPDATED BIO 08/06/2014: Sailor is approximately 8 years old and is an adorable but very timid little Yorkshire Terrier being fostered in Palm Coast, FL. Although he gets along with other pups in the household, he has become the Alpha dog and lets the other dogs know he is in charge. Foster mom is working on correcting this behavior. He does have a very sensitive stomach and foster mom has found a food that he is able to eat that does not upset his tummy. He cannot have any beef or chicken but does well on Blue Buffalo fish and brown rice. Due to his obvious lack of care in the past he has had to have most of his teeth pulled and now his little tongue hangs out one side of his mouth which just makes him even cuter. Sailor has suffered a few seizures since being in foster care. There is no apparent "trigger" for these seizures and the vet feels no medication is needed unless they begin to get closer together.. Sailor does not take to men as well as he does women. He tolerates men, but prefers a woman as his primary caregiver. His forever home would absolutely require a female in the home, preferably between 40-60 years old so that they can chase after him if he escapes! If he has a chance to run out the door, he will, and he’s very fast with those long legs. Boy can he run ~ he may have been a Greyhound in his previous life! He continues to be a work in progress as far as housebreaking and probably will have to wear a bellyband for the rest of his life when indoors. Since he has no teeth, he is a slow eater so his Foster Mom feeds him away from his fur brother and sisters so they can't take his food from him. He does love to eat though!

Here are some details about what kind of home would be perfect for Sailor:

- A home with either a single woman or a couple – Sailor definitely prefers women more than men. Sailor must have a full-time stay at home mommy because he suffers from separation anxiety when left alone.

- A home that understands that Sailor is a very, very sweet little boy, but also very timid, so a calm quiet home would be perfect. He is fearful of loud noises and thunder and lightning (he wears a thunder shirt during a thunder storm to help with his fear) and wants to be held tight during a storm. He is also very fearful of fireworks. NO CHILDREN PLEASE!

- A home where Sailor could just cuddle up next to you all day long; he also likes to sleep right next to his human at night, so move over and make room in your bed for Sailor!

- A home where there is stay at home mommy that can stay at home with him all day long and just give him belly rubs and snuggles.

- A home where Sailor will have a playmate around his age and size, preferably a female as he has begun to show dominance to other males in the house. - A home with a big fenced-in yard since he loves, loves, loves to run and has discovered his love of chasing after squirrels.

UPDATED BIO 03/24/2014

Sailor is a 6 year old Yorkshire Terrier being fostered in Palm Coast, FL

Sailor continues to be a work in progress as far as housebreaking. He may have to wear a bellyband for the rest of his life when indoors. He is a very picky and very slow eater so his Foster Mom feeds him away from his fur brother and sisters so they can't take his food from him.

Sailor has suffered at least three seizures since being in foster care. There is no apparent "trigger" for these seizures and the vet feels no medication is needed unless they begin to get closer together so he is being closely monitored at present.

Sailor must have a full-time stay at home mommy because he seems to prefer females over males. (Smart guy!)

UPDATED BIO 02/02/2014

Sailor is approximately 6 years old an is an adorable but very timid little Yorkshire Terrier being fostered in Palm Coast, FL. When he first came into foster care he was very underweight at 5.8lbs. He has gained weight and now weighs 7lbs. Foster mom and dad have given him the nick-name of Mr. Big as he has certainly filled out. He does have a very sensitive stomach and foster mom has finally found a food that he is able to eat that does not upset his tummy. Due to his obvious lack of care in the past he has had to have most of his teeth pulled and now his little tongue hangs out one side of his mouth which just makes him even cuter.

Sailor has adjusted well to his foster home and loves his Foster Mom. He does not seem to like men as well as women. He tolerates men, but prefers a woman as his primary caregiver. He does not like to be held by a man and gets kind of upset. His forever home would absolutely require a female in the home, preferably between 40-60 years old so that they can chase after him if he escapes! If he has a chance to run out the door, he will, and he’s very fast with those long legs. Boy can he run ~ he may have been a Greyhound in his previous life!

Sailor’s foster parents are still working on housetraining since he marks in the house. Here are some details about what kind of home would be perfect for Sailor:

- A home with either a single woman or a couple – Sailor definitely loves women more than men.

- A home that understands that Sailor is a very, very sweet little boy, but also very timid, so a calm quiet home would be perfect. . He is fearful of loud noises, thunder and lightning and is very fearful of fireworks. NO CHILDREN PLEASE!

- A home where Sailor could just cuddle up next to you all day long; he also likes to sleep right next to his human at night, so move over and make room in your bed for Sailor.

- A home where there is stay at home mommy that can stay at home with him all day long and just give him belly rubs and snuggles.

- A home where Sailor could have a playmate around his age and size. Sailor just loves other little doggies like him. Especially girlie doggies!

- A home with a big fenced-in yard would be a big bonus since he loves, loves, loves to run and has discovered his love of chasing after squirrels and birds!


To date we've spent $947.58 on Sailor's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $335.00 in donations.
Please donate!

For more information, contact my foster parents at: leerobin05@gmail.com.

To fill out the adoption application for Sailor click here.
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Scout
Florida
Scout

THANK YOU TO SCOUT'S RESCUE ANGELS!

Sandy Pagnotta, Traci Vanover, Brenda Bargers, Beth Leintz, Renae and Jerry Sutley, Linda and Billy Camp, Nancy Carlson, Nestor Sanchez, Monica Rodriguez, Jessica Lundin

Updated Bio 11/05/2014: Meet Scout! He is a 6 year old, 14 lb. Silky Terrier Who is coming to Florida.

SCOUT NEEDS YOUR HELP.

Scout is a wonderful dog with a gentle, loving soul. He has a look in his eyes that shows the love, loyalty and gratitude he feels for having been rescued. But Scout has a problem……… You see, through no fault of his own, Scout is a victim of canine diabetes. He did nothing to deserve it…..HE IS SUCH A GOOD BOY…… but twice a day, for the rest of his life he will need insulin injections to stay alive.

Scout’s former owner was no longer able to care for him and was considering euthenasia when United Yorkie Rescue stepped in to save him. You see……..Scout DESERVES to live……He is a happy, playful boy who follows his “people” everywhere, cuddles up by their feet, and spends days and days following them around like a young pup.

Since coming into UYR Scout now receives the utmost love, care and medical attention that he needs to have his best life. SADLY……. it takes more than the love of his devoted foster family to give him the life he deserves. It takes MONEY…..quite a bit of it too: $50 a month for special insulin, $15 a month for the syringes and needles needed to administer it, an additional amount for diabetic testing supplies, $30 a month for a high quality diet to keep his blood sugars at an acceptable level. So yes, it takes money to own and care for a diabetic dog. It requires more vet visits and sometimes a specialist to make sure everything is on track. However…….if Scout receives the care he deserves, he is likely to have the healthy and happy life that he deserves.

Remember when I said SCOUT NEEDS YOUR HELP! Here’s where you come in……..there are MANY ways you can help Scout.

1. ADOPT. The biggest and MOST important thing Scout needs is that special, FOREVER HOME from someone who is willing to accept his illness and be willing and able to care for his diabetes for the rest of his life. He is used to getting his insulin twice a day and sits perfectly quietly. Administering insulin is NOT HARD….ask any human who has Type 1 diabetes. HOWEVER Scout needs a FOREVER FAMILY that has the financial resources to give him the care he needs. LOVING SCOUT will not be a problem! This sweet boy will have ANYONE with a heart madly in love with him at FIRST SIGHT. PLEASE CONSIDER giving this special boy a look and ask yourself if YOU COULD BE THAT SPECIAL FAMILY that Scout so desperately needs……..

If you are NOT that family, then we understand……It is a big commitment and not one to be taken lightly BUT THERE IS STILL SOMETHING YOU CAN DO TO HELP.

2. DONATE. UYR is committed to Scout for the LONG HAUL…….both financially and emotionally. We have already found him a WONDERFUL FOSTER FAMILY who loves and adores him until we find that perfect FOREVER HOME. In the interim……. If you can HELP US to HELP SCOUT by donating EVEN A SMALL AMOUNT towards his ongoing care then both Scout and UYR would be SO VERY GRATEFUL. Your donation will be used to purchase insulin and testing supplies, keep him on a high quality diet, and to help fund vet visits.

3. SHARE. If you can’t donate now, we understand that too. Even $1.00 helps, but if you can’t today then do so when you can. But if you could share Scout’s story with others who might be able to help him then it could make the world difference to Scout by allowing us to continue to help him.


To date we've spent $379.64 on Scout's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $383.00 in donations.
Please donate!

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

To fill out the adoption application for Scout click here.
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Timmy
Florida
Timmy

Update Bio 12-15-14 Timmy is a 7 year old, male Yorkie being fostered in Clearwater, FL. He weighs a hefty 16 pounds. He has the cutest floppy ear tip on one side and the most gorgeous golden eyes!

Timmy has always had a very loving home. He was taken in one year ago by his sister after his original mom and dad divorced. Timmy was surrounded by a loving family, but was also suddenly having to share his home with a toddler. Timmy has a very sensitive stomach and with a 2 year old around, every tiny scrap of human food he could find was making him sick. He was also showing signs of stress by eating all of the smaller toys (which was also becoming dangerous to his health). With great sadness, Timmy's family knew they were not able to provide the safest environment for him. After researching different options, they were most confident in the help UYR could provide in finding the perfect forever home for this darling boy. We could not be happier to help!

Timmy is house trained and used to getting 3-4 walks each day to do his business. He can use all of his weight to pull on the end of the leash when he is excited so he needs someone strong enough to handle that powerful tug. Timmy does not like large dogs. He will lunge and pull with all of his might to try going after a larger dog. Timmy has a history of a torn ACL a few years ago. It was surgically repaired, but it could re-tear if he is allowed to pull against his hind legs too hard. SO, when he does start to pull too much, he may need to be re-directed by going in the opposite direction until his growling/lunging stops, and then try again.

Timmy is really great at giving kisses! He loves to sit in your lap and lick your hands or face. Timmy plays fetch and light tug-o-war with his toys. He likes all people, but is only fully comfortable around older children. He will not be adopted into a home with kids under 10 years old.

Timmy just moved into his new foster home, so we are still learning all about him. So far, he is a very easy going guy and super sweet & loving. Just LOOK at those handsome eyes! He will visit the vet this week to make sure everything is in working order, vaccinations are up to date and to get his microchip, then... he's ready to go home. Is that your home?

Initial Bio 12/14/2014

Timmy is a sweet, 7 year old, 14 lb. Yorkie boy being fostered in Clearwater FL. Timmy’s former owners asked United Yorkie Rescue for help in finding him a perfect forever home. Timmy just got to his foster home so please stay tuned as we get to know him better!


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

To fill out the adoption application for Timmy click here.
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Baby and Zeus
Florida
Zeus (and Baby)

Initial Bio 12-18-14 Zeus is a sweet 14 year old 5 pound little guy. He is being fostered in The Villages, FL.

Zeus and his bonded brother Baby came into their new foster home late last night and have both settled in nicely. Zeus is very protective of his little brother Baby and they will have to be adopted together. Zeus is trained to the potty pad. Zeus and his brother, Baby, will be seeing the vet as soon as they can, so watch for more information coming soon.

Do you have room in your heart to give these two brothers their final forever home?


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

To fill out the adoption application for Zeus (and Baby) click here.
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Snickers
Georgia
Snickers

THANK YOU TO SNICKERS' RESCUE ANGELS!

Mary Mays-Delamater

12/01/2014: Snickers is a 1 year old 9+ lb Yorkie mix being fostered in Suwanee, Ga just north of Atlanta.

Snickers is young; he has good manners and is working hard on his house training. His original family kept him locked up by himself in a garage until one day a very nice lady with a huge heart rescued him and took him home. The trauma of being separated in the garage and away from any form of love and affection has caused Snickers to suffer from separation anxiety, which manifests in destructive behavior when left alone and has exacerbated his chewing habit. Because his hero rescuer mommy and daddy worked 8-10 hours a day, this was causing Snickers a lot of unhappy days. His mommy cried when she surrendered him to UYR but she knew that he'd be happier where someone was home for most of the day.

Snickers does fine in a crate for an hour or two, but after that he begins to get very anxious and often has accidents in his crate. He's just a puppy and so, while he isn't aggressive, he IS very curious about cats. His ideal home would be one where someone is home most of the day and has the time and energy to keep this puppy exercised and comforted. He’d love a home where he could run outside and play with another dog or two. Snickers loves to play! He's not a lap dog - yet - but he does like to sleep in bed with his owner and at his person's feet where, if he can get it, he will take a good scritching from any available toes.

Snickers is still a puppy and loves to play! We think he’d make a great agility dog! What a wonderful way to burn energy for both owner and pet? Snickers loves to chew on his toys. It takes a sharp-eyed person to make sure Snickers only plays with and chews on his approved toys. His foster dads keep him busy with appropriate things to chew on like Bully Sticks and Antler chews (NO RAWHIDE!!). Snickers is tall for a Yorkie and has springs in his legs. He’d be a great companion for someone who loves to walk and hike; he even enjoys car rides, so someone that has an active lifestyle that accommodates an active doggy companion would be a perfect home for this playful puppy.

Snickers wanted to speak for himself..........

Hi! I’m Snickers. I don’t know why they call me that, but my FD says it must be because I’m the same colors as something called a Snickers bar. FD says I’m a perfect companion. I love to go on car rides and keep my FD from getting lonely. I met something called a KAT today…it sure is a funny smelling dog and it hit me on my nose when all I was doing was trying to say hello. Now why would Mr. Kat do that? I just wanted to be friends! I like everyone I’ve met since I got out of that awful garage. All these new people have been so kind and loving to me. I’m just trying to do the same thing for them. I really can’t wait to know where I’m going to be and who I’m going to love for the rest of my life. Will it be you? Please ?

INITIAL BIO 11-08-2014: MEET SNICKERS! He is still a puppy and is only 1 y/o; he weighs approximately 10 lbs. Snickers is being fostered in Suwanee, Georgia

From Foster Dad: Even though Snickers is young, he has good manners and appears to be nearly house-trained. I'm sure he'll have an 'accident' or two, but he's been great so far. His original family kept him locked by himself in a garage until finally a very nice lady with a huge heart rescued him and took him home. The trauma of being separated from his family for the first year of his life in the garage, he also didn't receive any form of love and affection; unfortunately, this lack of socialization and love has caused Snickers to suffer from separation anxiety. Because his hero rescuer mommy and daddy worked 8-10 hours a day, this was causing Snickers a lot of unhappy and lonely days. His mommy cried when she surrendered him to UYR, but she knew that he'd be happier where someone was home for most of the day.

Snickers does fine in a crate for an hour or two, but after that he begins to get very anxious. He's just a puppy and so, while he isn't aggressive, he IS very curious about cats. His ideal home would be one where someone is home most of the day and has the time and energy to keep this puppy exercised and comforted. He's not a lap dog at this time (that could change), but he does like to sleep in bed with his owner and at his persons' feet where, if he can get it, he will take a good scritching from any available toes.

Hi! I’m Snickers. I don’t know why they call me that, but my FD says it must be because I’m the same colors as something called a Snickers bar. FD says I’m a perfect companion. I love to go on car rides and keep my FD from getting lonely. I met something called a KAT today…it sure is a funny smelling dog and it hit me on my nose when all I was doing was trying to do was say "hello". Now why would Mr. Kat do that? I just want to be friends! I like everyone I’ve met since I got out of that awful garage. All these new people have been so kind and loving to me. I’m just trying to do the same thing for them. I really can’t wait to know where I’m going to be and who I’m going to love for the rest of my life. Will it be you? Please ?


To date we've spent $0 on Snickers's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $10.00 in donations.
Please donate!

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

To fill out the adoption application for Snickers click here.
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Madeline
Illinois
Madeline

THANK YOU TO MADELINE'S RESCUE ANGELS!

Paula Shal, Cynthia Duranti, Esmeralda Martinez, Michelle Pannoni

Update 08/10/14: Hi!! Maddie checking in!! I've been a little quiet lately but Thought I better check in. I've been having a little trouble with allergies & my knees. My back knees have grade 4 luxating patellas. The top bone is curved one way & the lower one the other way so surgery is not an option. Both of my kneecaps sit out of the groove where they should be. So to make up for it I walk with my knees slightly bent. I have a little trouble with stairs so I would need a home with very few stairs. I am a really good quiet girl & prefer a good nap to going for a walk or playing. I think a nap is calling me now!! Foster Mom just fed us & washed all our blankets so I will talk to you soon!!

Update 06/02/14: Miss Maddie has been doing well. She is a very sweet girl. She was skin & bones when we first got her & weighed only 4.7 lbs. Since having all of her badly infected teeth removed & the fistula from one of her canines had made a hole all the way through to her sinuses. That has healed & since her spay she now weighs 7.7 lbs. We may have to put her on a diet. Since gaining the weight she is a happy girl but her back knees are permanently bent because of a probable genetic defect. Her little short legs have a little trouble getting her up the stairs. She would do best in a home with adults that are home most of the time. She does not like a crate & would prefer to be by your side all of the time. A fenced yard would be best for Maddie also. Maddie is 6-8 yrs. old & weighs 7.7 lbs. Her favorite activity is napping by your side & she loves a good squeaky toy.

Update 02/06/14: Miss Madeline is wishing everyone a Happy Valentines Day. Madeline is doing good & is not really enjoying all of the cold & snow. She is 6 years old & now weighs 7 lbs. Since being spayed & having all of her rotten teeth removed she is enjoying life. She was very thin & you could feel all of her ribs,spine, & hip bones. She had all of her teeth removed. They were very infected & she still has a fistula into the nasal cavity because one of her teeth was very infected. she is healing well & enjoys soft food. she has filled out nicely & loves her person very much. She attaches very quickly to people & follows her FM everywhere. She would love to find someone who is retired or works from home. She needs a fenced yard & would probably do best with an all adult home. She likes other dogs & I'm not sure about cats. She is not a barker & is pretty calm & laid back. She loves the life of a pampered lap dog!! Maddie would like to thank Bridget & Chelsea for finding her & helping her get to UYR so she can have the life she has always dreamed about!!

Update 12/10/13: Madeline 5-7 yrs old & 4.9 lbs. Maddie has been spayed & had a much needed dental. She lost all of her teeth. Probably due to lack of care & a very poor diet. Her teeth were very infected at the gums & the bone. she had a fistula by one of the upper canines that were removed. Maddie will soon be recovered & looking for her dream home. She hopes to find an all adult home with someone that is retired or works from home. A fenced yard is a must. Please no small children as she is very small & timid. Maddie is a real sweetheart & would love to have someone to cuddle with on the cold snowy winter nights. No more wandering as a stray for this sweet girl!!

Initial Bio 12-01-13: Madeline (Maddie) Is 6-7 years old and weighs 4.6 lbs. She was found as a stray in Arthur,IL. Arthur has many Amish puppy mills so it is thought that she came from on of them. Maddie was lucky; she was found by some wonderful caring people and kept safe warm and fed until she could come to UYR. She is a real sweetheart who would do best in an all adult home with no small children that live there or visit. She needs someone who is home most of the time to give her the love and attention she has missed out on in life. She will need to be spayed and have a much needed dental. She is quite a snuggler and loves to follow her foster mom everywhere. She will soon be looking for her furever home. If you are interested in Maddie please fill out an application.


To date we've spent $1960.30 on Madeline's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $125.00 in donations.
Please donate!

For more information, contact my foster parents at: dianecarter555@yahoo.com.

To fill out the adoption application for Madeline click here.
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Maverick
Illinois
Maverick

Maverick is being fostered in Northern Illinois. He is seeking a home with a huge fenced in back yard and an adoptive family who would love to take him for long walks as he loves to be outdoors!

THANK YOU TO MAVERICK'S RESCUE ANGELS!

Cynthia Duranti

Update 11/12/14: MAVERICK (ILLINOIS) I am an adorable, happy little 15-pound, 2-year old male silky-terrier mix who was found in a parking lot. I am being foster in Beach Park, Illinois. I have been neutered, microchipped, and am up to date on all vaccinations. I love kids and would make a devoted and very protective addition to your family. I get along well with other dogs except when eating because I don’t like sharing my food. At the present time, I am living with my foster parents and their two little Yorkie mix girls. Lexi likes me, but Laci, the little princess, would like to see me adopted right away because she doesn't like foster mom showing me affection. Or it could be because my foster mom gave the big fluffy doggy bed to me and Laci has to nap in the little fluffy one since I fit better in the bigger one. I love to go for walks and car rides, as long and as often as you would like to take me. I’m trained to do my business outside and I’d love a big fenced in backyard to run around in. My foster mom thinks I have been trained to not get on furniture so I won’t be on your sofa or bed unless you want me there. I would make an excellent addition to your family. Please open your heart and love me furever.

Love, Maverick

Love,

Maverick

Update 10/28/14: Maverick had his Rabies and Bordetella on 10/27 and is scheduled for his neuter on Tuesday, 11/4/14. He has some hair loss on his hind quarters which might have resulted from a previous flea issue. Maverick seems to have had some discomfort since his vaccinations and loss of appetite. We’ll be checking to see what we can do to help alleviate his discomfort.

Maverick started lifting his leg and is marking in the house. I am using the belly band and this seems to be working very well. His housetraining should improve once he is neutered.

Maverick is a great little dog and loves everyone, men, women, children and other dogs. He is going to make a wonderful addition to some lucky family.

Initial Bio 10/24/14: Maverick is a Yorkie mix who was a stray taken into animal control. He is estimated to be 2 years old and weighs 16 pounds. He was a great sport in the bath and even allowed us to brush and blow dry his hair. He crawled into our laps and gave lots of kisses. Please stay tuned as we get to know this sweet boy better.


To date we've spent $901.86 on Maverick's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $20.00 in donations.
Please donate!

For more information, contact my foster parents at: Donna_leggett118@yahoo.com.

To fill out the adoption application for Maverick click here.
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Indy (Ty)
Indiana
Indy (Ty)

THANK YOU TO INDY TY'S RESCUE ANGELS!

Irene and Peter Havas

Update 12/14/14: This last week Ty has settled in nicely! He had his vet check and a dental done! He is healthy but had to have 2 retained puppy molars removed. He came through that procedure with flying colors! He is getting more comfortable with my husband and will now let him pet, pick him up and love on him! He is still nervous sometimes and paces but has started to relax more as the week went on. He has found that he likes to lay on the sofa and even lays with our cat! He is also now going to the door when he needs out! He really is a sweet heart and just needs to realize people aren't bad. So the love and attention he is receiving so far has helped him come out of his shell! I am pleased at how far he has come so far. We are still working on his resource guarding, it just may take a bit more trust on his part to get over it, but I think we will get there!

Initial Bio 12/08/14: Ty (Indy) is a 4 year old neutered male who has had a rough start. His previous owner was gone 12-14 hours a day so Ty has been left alone since he was a puppy. So far he seems very sweet. He is showing signs of resource guarding so I will be working on that. Most of his issues have to do with no socialization and little interaction with his people so he just doesn't know how to act. He is getting along with my small poodle but does not like our big dog! He also is fine with our cat and likes playing with my 2 and 6 year old. We are brushing up his social skills, reminding him about potty habits and working on leash manners so hopefully with some much needed love and attention he will be ready for his furever home! Stay tuned for more updated!


To date we've spent $326.06 on Indy (Ty)'s vet bills, but with your support we've collected $20.00 in donations.
Please donate!

For more information, contact my foster parents at: bumblebee1204@yahoo.com.

To fill out the adoption application for Indy (Ty) click here.
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Dusty
Iowa
Dusty

Update 12/08/14: Hi! My name is Dusty and I'm a 10 yr. old, 10 lb. cutie being fostered near Des Moines, IA. I am ready find a forever family. I do well with kind children and female dogs. My hips don't bother me as much as before, since my foster mom helped me drop a little weight. I am sweet and love to have attention. I need someone who I can feel safe with....that is my Christmas wish this year. I hope it can be you!

Love, Dusty

Update 11/19/14: Dusty blood work came back looking good. He was not happy when he felt the needle, but otherwise was friendly to everyone. Surgery is not needed, he has lost a few pounds which has made a huge improvement with his walking. I still have some pain meds to give as needed, but he has not needed them for several days now. He is not acting out at all in the last week or more. I think it was more trust issues and not being well cared for that caused him to feel the need to protect himself.

I would like to continue working with him for at least a few more weeks before trying to place him, just to make sure he won't revert back to old behaviors.

Dusty is a 14 pound, 10 year old yorkie being fostered near Des Moines, Iowa

Initial Bio 11/6/14: Dusty was an owner surrender to the Wisconsin Humane Society. He was in poor condition (we have never seen so much matting on a dog) and he was displaying some behavior issues. We rescued him and asked to have him shaved at the same time his neuter and dental were performed. Dusty has hip dysplasia which is causing him pain. We will be seeking a vet opinion on surgery to help correct this condition. Watch for more updates on this sweet boy.


To date we've spent $52.00 on Dusty's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $100.00 in donations.
Please donate!

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

To fill out the adoption application for Dusty click here.
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Teddy
Iowa
Teddy

Update 10/27/14: Teddy is a 9 year old Yorkie/Welsh Corgi mix being fostered in Urbandale, Iowa, Adopters would need to reside within a 2 hour drive from here. While Teddy is good with other dogs and children, he needs a quiet home, maybe with a retired couple or person who just wants a very cuddly, sweetheart. Teddy is such a loving guy and would like to find his forever home.

Update 04/10/14: While Teddy is good with other dogs and children, he needs a quiet home, maybe with a retired couple or person. He growls like he is going to rip you apart, but never EVER bites....he just makes noise.... I have done everything under the sun to test him on the biting, willing to take one for the team to find out his breaking point, he has never bitten me. He does not like having his butt shaved....lol But still just made a bunch of noise....does anyone know of someone who wants a very cuddly 9 year old sweetheart have them contact me please!

Initial Bio 03/31/14: Hello, My name is Teddy. I was just rescued today by United Yorkie Rescue. I am being fostered in Urbandale Iowa. I can not tell you how happy I am to be back in a home environment, I have been sitting on my foster moms lap since we got home. I was very happy to meet my foster fur brothers when I first got here, we were all I wagging our tails. So far things are going well, I have been here for about an hour so far. My foster mom will surely be teaching me how things are done here, like how to share her lap, how to let her know when I need to go potty and all the other things my foster brothers seem to already know. My birthday is March 19th 2005. Happy Belated birthday to me. My belated birthday wish is to have a forever family very soon! I would love to be with people most of the time, that way I won't get lonely.

Love, Teddy


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

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

To fill out the adoption application for Teddy click here.
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Benji
Massachusetts
Benji

THANK YOU TO BENJI'S RESCUE ANGELS!

Todd Loccisano, Todd Loccisano

Initial Bio 01/01/14: Benji is a Hurricane Katrina survivor who lost his owner and was taken into rescue. He was found to have heartworm disease and successfully underwent treatment. Benji has a seizure disorder that is easily treated with an inexpensive medication. He does require a limited diet of Prescription dog food Hill's I/D and a spacer ball to be placed in his food bowl to slow his eating. Eating too much and too quickly can bring on a seizure.

Benji will need a securely fenced yard because he is a little escape artist. He enjoys basking in the sun and perching on lawn furniture. He loves to be with people and will cuddle up next to them. He loves other dogs, but care must be taken to ensure he doesn't help himself to dog food that other dogs are consuming. He is fearful of loud noises, thunder and lightening and is very fearful of fireworks. Benji enjoys rope toys that are designed to help clean teeth, and he loves playing with a tennis ball. He loves to have his hair brushed with a very soft brush and to be cuddled and patted. He is a very , very good dog and he loves to be loved. He prefers covered cat beds to the traditional dog bed (it helps him feel more secure, particularly during rain storms). He is a little boy who due to his size would be better in a home with no small children.


To date we've spent $2013.25 on Benji's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $100.00 in donations.
Please donate!

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

To fill out the adoption application for Benji click here.
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Gidget
Michigan
Gidget

Initial Bio 10/29/14: Gidget is an amazing 8 pound 3 year old little girl. She was hit by a car and unfortunately lost an eye due to it. Gidget also has to have prescription food and proin for her kidneys. Other than that she is a healthy, happy full of life puppy that just wants to play and give lots of kisses. As soon as we get to know her better we’ll send another update soon.


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

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

To fill out the adoption application for Gidget click here.
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Diva
North Carolina
Diva

THANK YOU TO DIVA'S RESCUE ANGELS!

Cynthia Duranti

Updated bio 12/2/14 -- Diva is a beautiful 7-year old, 8 pound female yorkie, being fostered in Stella, NC

Diva here: Can you believe it's almost Christmas? My foster mom says she's getting Christmas pictures done of me and my foster brother and sister. I've never had a family to do pictures with, so I'm kinda excited. My foster family is pretty big. I wonder how big my forever family will be? This picture my foster mom took is on her bed. I fall asleep here a lot. They're a good family, but I dream about having my own family. Do you dream of having a Yorkie like me? My allergies are under control, and I feel great. I'm ready to go! Hey, maybe I'll get a forever home for Christmas! I'll catch you guys later. Merry Christmas!

Updated bio 11/7/14-- Diva is a 7-yr old, 8 lb. sweet female Yorkie, being fostered in Stella, NC.

Diva says: Well I never knew Halloween could be so much fun! My foster fam brought back a bunch of candy, but foster mom said I couldn't have any. I did get a special bacon treat, and it was yummy! Speaking of candy, I had a dental cleaning yesterday. The vet had to pull some teeth, but that's ok. The rest are super clean, and now my back molar doesn't bother me when I eat. The vet also put a microchip in me. My foster mom says that's important for when I go to my forever family. I'm having a lot of fun here with my foster fam, but it would be super nice to have a family of my own. I wonder if that could be you? Thanksgiving is coming up, and now that I've been rescued I have a lot to be thankful for! Talk to you all soon!

Diva is a 7-yr old, 8 lb. female Yorkie being fostered in Stella, NC.

Diva here: Oh my, what a difference a day at the spa makes! My foster mom got me a haircut and a super cute outfit, so I'm ready for any Halloween shenanigans. I am settling in so well and finally starting to feel like a diva should! I get along really well with my doggie family even though I can be a bit vocal at times. But, hey, I just wanna make sure I'm heard. My foster mom makes sure I get all my meds, including my shot once a week, and I am feeling really good! Skin allergies can't slow down a diva like me! Check back later so I can share how me and my foster fam rocked out Halloween.

Initial BIO 10/05/2014: Diva is a 7-8 year old, 8 lb, female Yorkie being fostered in Stella NC.

Diva is a DIVA! She likes to be "in charge" and has a bit of an alpha personality......What Diva doesn't? Diva has a skin allergy which is under control with an allergy shot each week and 1/2 tablet of allergy medicine each day. These keep her allergies in check and allow her to have a normal life. Diva just says “No biggie”…..and then goes on about the business of being a Diva!

Diva has JUST gotten into her new foster home and is getting to know her new family. Please check back soon as we get to know more about her!


To date we've spent $653.32 on Diva's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $20.00 in donations.
Please donate!

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

To fill out the adoption application for Diva click here.
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Peanut Butter
Ohio
Peanut Butter

THANK YOU TO PEANUT BUTTER'S RESCUE ANGELS!

Rush Jolly

Initial Bio 08/28/14: Hello my name is Peanut. I am 6 years old. I am a special needs little girl. I have seizures (my last one was 6/24/14), UTI's and have some vision problems from having the seizures. I am on medicine to control my seizures and a new food to help prevent anymore UTI. The vet says I have to get my levels checked and couple times a year to make sure my medications are working like they should. I love to be with my people I will follow you everywhere you go. I am the best snuggler in bed. My foster mom says I am a mooch, I don't see why you can not share what you are eating with me. I get along great with all animals (rabbits smell good *:) happy ) and all sizes. We like to go for walks but I like to take the lead. I would love to find my forever home. Someone who will love me and take care of me. My foster mom says you will fall in love with me the moment you hold me and I give you your first smooches. I want to thank my first foster mom, Melissa for saving me. You are the best!!!


To date we've spent $373.68 on Peanut Butter's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $260.00 in donations.
Please donate!

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

To fill out the adoption application for Peanut Butter click here.
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Chip
South Carolina
Chip

THANK YOU TO CHIP'S RESCUE ANGELS!

Brittany Adams, Deborah and David Jacklitch, Colleen Sackett, David Scharfenberg, Elizabeth Burda, Veronica Carney, Lauren Baker, Gary Munson, Peggy Shaver, Kobsak Songyoo, Andrea Packer, Morgan England, Diana McPeters, Bonnie Vaupel, Patsy McCarty, Heather Kline, Tammy Brown, Jessica Hageman, Larry Haskell, Jessica Lundquist, Maureen Martinek, DeAnna Normand, Dandy Weadon, Lise Hull, Ruben Marin, Brenda McClurg, Maria Carril, Eileen Kinney, Jackie Pittenger, Suzanne Rieger-Kligys, Jason Murphy, Wendy D'Uva, Lauren Turner, Kathyann Warner, Linda Freedman, Janet Orr, Clinda Pistorius, Michelle Champagne, Eloise Veltri, Michelle Wright, Cheryl Scrupski, Mary Lou Bonacci, Michelle Lingle, Cindy Ellingson, Linda Vargas Robles, Denise Brigham, Sandy Pagnotta, Lisa Connor, Michele Hood, Duayne Israelson, Michele Howard, Barbara Carvalho,Iwona Starmach, Lukasz Starmach, David McIlrath, Caitlin Wall, Tony Lanza, Colby Lopez, Nicole Malames, Paul Sherman, Nicole Langone, Marina Lempesi, Colleen Craig, Katie Giltinan, Holly Stavis, Nicole Hanzi, Vicki Hoke, Carol Nelson, Nancy Combs, Carol Nelson, Terri Rees, Stephanie Memarzadeh, Jacalyn Humphries, Cynthia King, Michelle Wright, Mark Dew, Linda Vargas, Natalie LaBayen, Omar Zapata, Holly Stavis, Kelli and Michael deVegter, Mark Dew, Mary Erwin, Julia Olson, Jenny Kern, Peter DiPreta, Eloise Veltri, Rachel Clements, Angela Kessler, Holly Stavis, Gale Young, David Scharfenberg, Julie Sczesniak, Kimberly DeMattie, Eloise Veltri

Update 10-26-14: Hello my name is Chip. I weigh 2.2 lbs. and live in Mount Pleasant SC (Charleston) Well I got a new toy yesterday. I got some wheels. I’m not real sure what to do with them but I am trying to figure it out. I have moved my legs a couple of times and this cart moves. I am working real hard to get my legs moving more so I can navigate around the room. There is a picture attached so you can see what I am talking about.

I overheard Foster Mom telling Foster Dad how much this contraption costs. You wouldn’t believe how much a few pieces of aluminum hooked to some wheels dent the budget. Anyway I am back looking for some donations to help pay for this wheel chair that they bought to try and help me walk again. Please help with anything you can.

Chip

UPDATED BIO 10-4-14:Chip is 6.5 months old and weighs 2.2 lbs. He is currently in the hospital in Mount Pleasant SC.

Chips writes: Well I am still in Mount Pleasant SC I am 2 weeks older than last time I wrote. I will be 7 mo. old next week. My weight is up to a chubby 2.2 lbs. I am feeling much better and seem to be getting a little bigger. I seem to have a problem with a couple of wires that go to my brain from my legs. The legs work fine, you should see me move across the room when I want to. The only problem is I can’t stand so I have to scoot on my side. Foster Dad and the doctors think there is a good chance that those wires could get corrected if I am put in a 4 wheel cart to get the movement right. So yesterday they ordered me a brand new cart designed just for me. They said since I only weigh 2.2 lbs. they have to make a special one. I sure am looking forward to getting that cart and maybe getting around better. I will let you all know how I am doing when it gets here. (2 weeks) Foster Dad said something about these carts being pricy, whatever that means, so please continue your donations and prayers. I NEED EM

https://www.youcaring.com/UYRsurgeryforchip

UPDATED BIO 09/14/2014: Chip is 6 months old and weighs only 1.7 lbs. He is currently in the hospital in Mount Pleasant SC.

Chip talking: I go from feeling better to not feeling so good. I am not eating like I should and water is disgusting. Well you guessed it, this has caused my blood sugar to drop and I have made two trips to the emergency room in the last three days. I am still not walking but I am showing slow progress. Tomorrow they are going to do some additional testing to make sure the surgery is holding like it is supposed to. Dr. Brofman says I am doing ok considering what I went through. I want to thanks y’all for all your prayers and donations. Please keep the prayers coming because I still need the help. Hopefully I can get out of here tomorrow. Chip

UPDATED BIO 08/24/2014: Chip is 5 months old and weighs only 1.8 lbs, although it may be better if he gained 1/2 lb or so; he is being fostered in Mount Pleasant, SC.

Chip here. In case you didn't read my earlier bio, I came into UYR with something called Atlantoaxial instability. It is a condition in which the first two cervical (neck) vertebrae are not firmly attached; I've had my surgery to hopefully correct this condition, and have not gained any weight since we last spoke; well, except for this piece of metal they put in my neck. I still tip the scales at 1.8 Lbs. and now I am...... let's see...... I have to do some math. I was born on Mar. 10 2014 that makes me 166 days. Now it’s your turn to do the math.

All kidding aside, I came home late last night from the hospital. The last week has been a little tough for me. I am moving all my legs and feet, but as of now I can’t stand up. I am eating and drinking fine and everything is going through me ok. I have stopped taking pain meds and seem to feel pretty good. Dr. Peter said when they have to work around your spinal cord, sometimes it gets swollen and needs time to settle down. He is quite optimistic that I will walk again but it might take some time. I have learned that if I want some attention I just have to bark a little and Foster Mom or Foster Dad come running. I learned that in the hospital. Foster Mom says the spoiled me there. Anyway, now I spend most of my time on FM or FD's lap.

I am feeling ok, but I sure do want to get up and play. I try hard to stand all the time. I thank you for all your prayers and support, keep those prayers coming because I sure need them. Thanks to all of you who made donations to cover my great big bill at the doggie hospital for my great big surgery that hopefully will help me walk again. Luv y’all... CHIP

Update 08-20-2014 Chip could be doing better. I went to see him this morning and he looks so sad. He has feeling in his feet but cannot stand. The vet says this happens sometimes with this surgery and there is about a 50/50 chance he will recover completely. Keep the prayers and donations coming, who knows what is going to happen. Keep watching UYR.US for updates.

Update 8-19-14: This is Chips foster Mom. His surgery went as well as can be expected with his small size. Dr. Brofman says the surgery repaired his neck and he should be as good as new. Things were a little shaky during surgery. His blood pressure dropped and his breathing became very shallow. Dr. B said we almost lost him but he came through in the end. Chip is resting comfortable and will be in the hospital 2 to 3 days. As I hear more I will keep you all updated. Keep the prayers and contributions coming and thank y’all for all your support.

Update 08/15/14: Hi Chip here. Well today I went to see Dr. Patrick to get checked for all that puppy stuff. I tipped the scale at a whopping 1.8 Lbs. Dr. P gave me a rabies shot and said he thought I was ready for the surgery to fix my neck. Foster Dad called Dr. Brofman and scheduled surgery for next Tuesday 8/19/14. They said all will be OK but I am scared. We have not quite reached our goal so please help so I can have the whole surgery. They might only do half. JUST KIDDING. Most of all remember me Tuesday with a little prayer. Chip

Initial Bio 08-2-14: My name is Chip. I am 4 ½ months old and weigh exactly 2.0 Lbs. I am so cute I can’t stand myself. They say I have something called Atlantoaxial Instability (AAI).

Atlantoaxial instability is a condition in which the first two cervical (neck) vertebrae are not firmly attached. Normally, the atlas (the first cervical vertebra) and the axis (the second cervical vertebra) are attached by a group of ligaments. They are further stabilized by a prominence on the axis called the dens that protrudes into a hole in the atlas.

Atlantoaxial instability can lead to cervical spinal cord injury, the symptoms of which include: neck pain; a drunken, staggering gait; paralysis of all four legs; or sudden death.

Well after reading that definition I still don’t know what I have. I overheard Foster Mom talking to the vet and it appears that in order to fix me it is going to get expensive. (Over $2000.00) Please help me by contributing to my surgery fund. We need to get a sizable start on contributions before they can schedule surgery. That last part of the definition scares me. When I am better you will not be able to resist adopting me.

Chip

Adoption Pending

To date we've spent $4380.00 on Chip's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $4835.50 in donations.
Please donate!

For more information, contact my foster parents at: Yorkies@NeumannGrp.com.

To fill out the adoption application for Chip click here.
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Gibbs
South Carolina
Gibbs

THANK YOU TO GIBBS' RESCUE ANGELS!

Sandy Pagnotta, John Sauser, Holly Stavis, Lois Forrester, Renae and Jerry Sutley, Sheila Landis

Update 12-13-14: Hello My name is Gibbs I live in God’s country. (Charleston SC) I have lost a little weight from running and playing, I am down to 6.2 Lbs. We are still fighting my urinary tract infection (UTI). I started some new meds today so let’s see what happens. I will go 2 weeks on these pills and get tested again, Oh joy.

Y’all know you can fill out an application for the most handsome Yorkie alive and my Foster mom will keep it on file so when I am all fixed up you will be able to be graced with my presence as your forever Yorkie. You will be so lucky to have me. I love to just sit on your lap and be loved.

You know what just happened in our house the other day. This tree just sprouted up overnight in our living room. It so pretty all decorated up with lights and everything. You don’t suppose they planted that tree for me to relieve myself on do you. I don’t think I will try as the consequences could put a pain on my behind area. Just a thought. I hope everybody has a nice and healthy Christmas and maybe next year I could be checking out your Christmas tree.

Sir Gibbs

UPDATE: 10-26-2014 Hi, my name is Gibbs. I am approximately 7 years old and currently weigh 6.5 lbs. I am being fostered in Mount Pleasant SC (Charleston).

As you can see by my increased weight, I am feeling pretty good. I have filled out those bony ribs I had and can chase squirrels with the best of them. I still have some urinary tract infection (UTI) problems that seem to be stumping the vets. They have done some additional testing and I will be getting another shot that they hope will work on my UTI. I also will get a new diet then ~ I hope it is good. They have figured out what is causing the occasional diarrhea, but said they can’t treat it until my UTI is cleared up.

None of this stuff is slowing me down. I love to run and play with the other dogs in the house, bark at the neighbors’ dogs and, best of all, chase squirrels. The other day a squirrel was sitting on the top of the fence just out of my reach. I barked and barked, but he just sat there and smiled at me ~ I thought that was mean…….

We have some lab dogs on each side of our back yard. They pick on me all the time. One will bark like he wants to play and I run to that fence. Just when I get there, the other one starts to bark and I run over there. Then they do it again. After they do this a couple of times I get tired and give up. It’s just not fair. Sorry it’s been so long since I checked in ~ I promise I will update everyone more often.

Sir Gibbs

Update 07/14/14: Well it has been a couple of busy weeks. If they would have told me what a “Endoscopy/Colonoscopy Combo” was I would have hightailed it back to the Big Easy. I can tell you that wasn’t any fun, especially the prep. You don’t need the details. I guess they took biopsies at several places trying to find out what is causing all my problems. They also brought in an oral surgeon during the surgery to look at my teeth. They took some special type of X-ray or something that revealed where the abbesses were located. They found two serious problems that needed to be corrected.

Well last Friday I was back (like a bad penny) again. They went in and pulled the two bad teeth, and while they were in there they saw where the same problem was developing on the other side. You guessed it they took those out to prevent problems in the future. I am not sure I will ever get back in the car with foster Dad.

Well to sum this all up, the sore on my nose is almost gone, they found something in those biopsies and gave me some special medicine to stop the diarrhea, they found the right combination of antibiotics to fix the two different types of urinary infections and the rash on my back is gone. Boy did I have some bugs or what. I am not ready for a home quite yet but I am getting close. In about 3 weeks Dr. Perry and Dr. Henri should give me a green lite.

One sad note, they determined I am about seven years old not five. It’s a good thing I am not a girl because that would have upset me. Since I am a male that just means I have gone from a boy to a man.

I feel so much better and can’t wait to get to my new home. Please help, UYR has spent so much money to help me feel good. Donate:

6-26-14 Hello my name is Gibbs. I weigh 5.3 lbs. and live in Mount Pleasant SC (Charleston )

Well folks things did not go as planned. Dr. Perry has yet to determine what bug is causing all my problems. My diarrhea and the infection on my nose have not gotten any better. Next Tuesday (7/1/14) they plan to do a “Endoscopy/Colonoscopy Combo” whatever that is, I guess I will find out Tuesday. Poor United Yorkie Rescue, I bet they would think twice about bringing me under their wing if they had to do it over again. I guess all these test I have had and this one coming next Tuesday are breaking the bank. This is where you come in. Please help by going to this link above and donating so they don’t take all these tests back. I am so miserable and so want to run and play and just feel good.

Update 04/14/14: 4-11-14 Hello my name is Gibbs. I weigh 5.3 lbs. and live in Mount Pleasant SC (Charleston)

I was walking the streets of the Big Easy, enjoying the festivities of Fat Tuesday. Boy they sure know how to party in New Orleans. All of a sudden this really nice man picked me up and took me to a real nice place they call the New Orleans SPCA. I spent a long time there, it was OK. They poked and prodded me giving me shots and all kinds of stuff. I had this really bad abscessed tooth that was causing me to have big sore on my nose. They also said something about a galloping heart beat (whatever that is) I was feeling quite bad. Then I heard a rumor that they were going to euthanize me because no one wanted me because of my medical problems. I don’t know what euthanize means but it didn’t sound good.

The next day my new foster mom and dad from United Yorkie Rescue showed up and we went for a long car ride back to Charleston, better known as God’s Country. Now is when all the thing started to happen to me. I got a full body x-ray, something called an echo cardiogram, more shots, meds for a urinary tract infection, a cold which gave me a raspy voice, teeth cleaned and the bad tooth that caused all the problems was pulled. What a week. So now I am getting all the meds I need to get back to my healthy, handsome self.

Any way I am feeling much better and my infections should be cleared up soon. Dr. Perry says my heart is fine. One of my valves has a very minor leak but nothing to worry about. I would love to have a new home now that I am all tuned up and ready to go. My little brain is stressed from all this talking, time for a nap. Sir Gibbs the Great

INITIAL BIO 03/04/2014: MEET GIBBS! He is a 3-5 year old, 5.50 lb yorkshire terrier; he is being fostered in Mount Pleasant, SC. Gibbs will be seen by the vet tomorrow for his intake exam so please stay tuned for more info on him.


To date we've spent $4227.67 on Gibbs's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $103.50 in donations.
Please donate!

For more information, contact my foster parents at: Yorkies@NeumannGrp.com.

To fill out the adoption application for Gibbs click here.
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Ginger
South Carolina
Ginger

THANK YOU TO GINGER'S RESCUE ANGELS!

Sheila Landis

Update 12-13-14: My name is Ginger and I am ?? yrs. old. I weigh in at a whopping 5.1 Lbs. I live in the Holy City. (Charleston SC) I would love to vent a little frustration. That little spoiled brat Chip is getting all the attention. When he wines (and that is all the time he is not being held) Foster mom comes running. Let’s not talk about him.

I am doing much better accept I still need someone to give me a good home and take me out of this Yorkie zoo. They are everywhere. They sneak up behind me and scare me to death. They all think it’s funny. I can tell you I am the best of all of them, from what I can remember, I getting old you know. I am very quiet accept for dinner time, I love everybody and am just the best. It will only take me a couple of weeks to figure out your house. I lead with my head and when it hits something I stop and put that in my memory so I don’t hit it again. When I came to foster mom’s house it took me just a short time know where I was and get around from room to room. One of the first things you do is find your food dish and then map everything from there. Remember they tried to starve me at my earlier home so have that food dish as my point of reference and top priority.

Ginger

UPDATE 10-30-14: My name is Ginger and I am about 12 years old. I weigh in at a whopping 5.1 Lbs. I live in the Holy City. (Charleston SC) As you know I am totally blind and I don’t hear so well. I have no problems hearing foster mom fixing my dinner and I bark to let her know I am standing right below her. I have been having problems with my right eye for quite a few weeks. Dr. Cook has been trying to get the infection cured and the pressure down with drops. The infection went away but the pressure in my eye was really high and it hurt. Today I went to see Dr. Cook again. (She is such a nice Lady). When I wasn’t looking some body gave me a shot and I was cutting ZZZZZ right now. When I woke up I heard Dr. Cook telling Foster Dad that everything went fine, that the shot they gave me in my eye will lower the pressure and I should be fine. What is this shot in my eye thing? I sure am happy I was sleeping, that sounds awful.

Tonight I am feeling better and my eye doesn’t hurt and I got a good meal. I am back playing with all the other dogs in the house and all is back to normal. I promise I will not wait so long to talk to Y’all but it has been a bad couple of months. If there is anyone out there that is looking for a sweet old lady to keep them company, Just whistle and I will come running.

UPDATE 10-14-2014: My name is Ginger and I am 12+ years old. I currently weigh in at a whopping 4.9 Lbs. I want you to know that that is quite an accomplishment as I weighed 2.9 Lbs. when I got to my foster home I have been living in Mt. Pleasant, SC; however, they tell me that I will soon be traveling to a new foster home in Florida - WOW! That's where all the seniors go to retire, right? I am jumping ahead a little, so let me start from the beginning.

I didn’t write sooner because I felt so bad and didn’t look too good either ~ I think you could call me a hot mess. I was rescued from a kill shelter in NC. My mom of many years had gotten very sick and was not taking very good care of me. Her family brought me to the shelter because they knew I would die if I stayed at home. I was not being fed because mom wasn’t thinking straight and she would forget to feed me. I can’t see because of cataracts; oh, I can't hear very well either. I only have one tooth, so the vets really didn't know how old I am, but they said 12+. In my former home, I lost most of my hair and could hardly stand. It was a very scary time for me.

Well moving forward........ after 8 of the 10 days I had left to live in the shelter, my foster parents came all the way from SC to rescue me. I was so upset I would not let anyone hold me, but I would sometimes let them pet me before I would move away. I had such a headache from bouncing off the walls learning my way around my new home. I did discover my bed and now that is my favorite spot. They feed me twice a day and give me almost anything I want. Foster Mom says I am a little pig and will eat anything she puts down or anything I can steal from my 4 brothers and sisters. I am up to almost 5 lbs. and I feel great now. My hair is coming back and I get around the house much better, but will only let mom hold me for a short while. It’s hard to trust people when you have had such a tough time in the past.

Well I have been vetted completely and had my one tooth polished (joke). Now all I need is a new home to be loved and live out the rest of my life. Please contact my Foster Mom for more information on how you can be the lucky one to adopt me.


To date we've spent $739.73 on Ginger's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $20.00 in donations.
Please donate!

For more information, contact my foster parents at: Yorkies@NeumannGrp.com.

To fill out the adoption application for Ginger click here.
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Hannah
Texas
Hannah

THANK YOU TO HANNAH'S RESCUE ANGELS!

Mary Mays-Delamater

Initial Bio 11/28/14: Hannah is a sweet little girl who was surrendered to a shelter by her owner. They had a much larger dog, who was too young and rough, and they feared something would happen to Hannah. They only had Hannah for 2 months, and we do not know how her life was before that. They said Hannah worked well with a doggie door, slept in a crate at night, and did okay with older children. Hannah doesn't have a doggie door or two-legged children around now, so we aren't sure about how she would be in those circumstances. She can be quite playful and enjoys her treats, but she is still quite afraid of her fur sisters when they come running to play. When Hanna came to UYR, one of her severely decayed teeth came loose, blocking her from closing her mouth. Luckily she was being examined at the vet at the time, who was able to remove it. Little Hannah is scheduled for a dental now on December 8. This sweet pup would love to find a forever home where she can be the most important little fur baby in someone's life. At this point, it seems like she would be best as the only dog, but check back for updates as we see how this little girl progresses.


To date we've spent $681.85 on Hannah's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $10.00 in donations.
Please donate!

For more information, contact my foster parents at: cynthia.stewart@lennoxind.com.

To fill out the adoption application for Hannah click here.
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Lexie
Texas
Lexie

THANK YOU TO LEXIE'S RESCUE ANGELS!

Sandy Pagnotta, Tina Dorenbecker, Holly Stavis

Update 04/19/14: Lexie is about to go back into training for her next steps. She's a sweet dog - loves adults and teenagers, but isn't good around young children with high energy. She seems to be very nervous around them and isn't on her best behavior. Lexie must be adopted into a home with only adults, and she needs to be the only dog. In this setting, she will thrive. Lexie's foster mom takes her to dog parks, but keeps her on a leash as she continues to work on her socialization skills.

Update 4/3/14: Lexie is being fostered in Austin TX. She is 8 years old, 12 pounds and needs to be an only dog in a household with no children.

Lexie's foster mom continues to work on her socialization skills with a trainer who reports that Lexie is one of the most clever terriers she has seen. Lexie loves to play, is housetrained (but you need to watch for her signal), is leash trained and loves to sit on your lap. Lexie is an active and loving little girl who needs a bit more work to make her a perfect companion. Please watch for progress updates on Lexie.

INITIAL BIO 09/09/13: Roll out the red carpet, ladies & gents, because we definitely have a super special gem here... Introducing Lexie!

Lexi is 8 yrs young and is being fostered in Texas. This sweetness of a girl is quite the entertainer! She has personality to the moon & back! I've only had her for 7 days, so I'm certain there remains much more to learn about lil' Miss. As she settles into her new surroundings & begins to express more, I will update my thoughts on her needs and what I think her best forever home would look like, but for now, here are a few things I've noticed:

She LOVES to play!! Can't stress this enough! She seems to prefer the ball, but she'll fetch, (and retrieve very nicely, dropping at your feet), any toy.

She definitely needs to be monitored (when outside in the hot weather) because she'll fetch endlessly, exhausting herself, & heat exhaustion can happen quick with terrible consequences. I always have water on hand when we go to the park & make her rest every 3 to 4 throws. She LOVES people, (she's an owner surrender, by the way, who reported Lexie exhibiting anxious behavior around young children, but I have yet to observe this).

She walks well on a leash, is housebroken (she always goes to the door, but you must be observant of this bc it's her only que), she barks when someone is on the porch, but not otherwise. Her favor spot is on your lap and she likes to be touching you when it's time for sleeping.

She is my permanent shadow at the moment. This may change as she feels more relaxed & comfortable with the changes. Her recall at the dog park is pretty good after only a week. I always have training treats to reward when she responds. Usually, however, she's either chasing her ball or begging you to chunk it, so recalling her isn't necessary. At this point, there is only one issue that I see & that is that she will probably need to be an only dog. She has exhibited dog aggression over her toy/ball, whomever's lap she's in, & on occasion, even the couch. I've seen her advance towards a dog to defend whatever territory she believed to be threatened. She seems pretty adamant with this behavior, so I'm not sure, at 8 yrs old, it'd be likely to change.

Other than that, Lexie is an outstanding girl. She's a true joy & gives so much... Whoever is lucky enough to adopt her will fall completely in love! I have no doubt because I'm skipping down that road after 1 short week. Stay tuned for more to come...

For questions about Lexie or to apply for her adoption, please contact Heather: frankdheather@gmail.com


To date we've spent $2160.01 on Lexie's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $68.50 in donations.
Please donate!

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

To fill out the adoption application for Lexie click here.
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Maxamillion
Texas
Maxamillion

Max is a 10 month old 6 pound Yorkie male being fostered in Houston, TX

THANK YOU TO MAX'S RESCUE ANGELS!

Jan Clasen, Linda Baldree, Sharon Mason, Sharon Arreguin, Roberta Witman, Letty Guerrero, Olga Soure, Lynne Turner, Marisela Sanchez,Malena Cueva, Patricia Forgione, June Taylor, Missy Wilcher, Barbara Carvalho, Irene and Peter Havas, Linda Vargas Robles, Sandra Wendt, Cheryl Scrupski, Raimundo Ilarraza, Jane St. John, DeAnn Deutsch, Paul Sherman, Jamie Case, John Hazard, Carol Gostomski, Laura Cuellar, Nestor Sanchez, David Willis

Updated Bio 12/11/14: Maxamillion a/k/a Max: I changed his name to Maxamillion because he gives millions of the sweetest puppy kisses! He is 6.2 lbs. of pure cuteness. He is crate trained & we are currently working on house breaking. His leg is doing very well & he is actually walking on it when he walks slow. But when he puts his little engine in overdrive, he picks up his leg & zoom, zoom..he moves like greased lightening. We have started PT & we expect a full recovery. We had to have him shaved very short because he was so severely matted but when his hair grows back, he will be stunning! He is very playful like any puppy but he also a huge snuggle bunny. He has been sleeping with my husband & I & 3 or our own fur kids. He is a little heat seeking missile & wants to sleep right next to you, under the covers. He has a great personality & loves our other dogs, especially Ferdinand. He talks & I can almost hear him saying 'I wuv you.' I think he would do best w/ another small dog. He loves everyone & loves children. He is okay with our greyhounds because they pretty much ignore him & he tries to stay clear of them. He has another f/up visit on Jan. 8th. I am anticipating he should be ready for his furever home around the middle of January.

Initial Bio 11/10/14: Max is an adorable 10 month old, 6 pound puppy who was surrendered to a shelter because his owners could not afford the surgery needed to repair his broken leg. UYR was able to step in to help. His break was clean so we are hopeful this surgery will enable him to regain the use of his limb.


To date we've spent $3137.93 on Maxamillion's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $3085.00 in donations.
Please donate!

For more information, contact my foster parents at: sunnybunz14@gmail.com.

To fill out the adoption application for Maxamillion click here.
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Trey
Texas
Trey

THANK YOU TO TREY'S RESCUE ANGELS!

Alexandra Simpson, Colleen Craig, Matthew Greenwood, Leslie Culver, Jason Wood, Tony Lanza, Sheila Chavis, Sandra Wendt, April Van Heule, Ashley Sanders, Jane St. John, Jessica Lundquist, Judy Bettridge, Lorraine Meyer, Barb Weatherly, Maresa McGraw, Michelle Lingle, Timothy Ables, Maryann Sorey, Brandi Brown, Patricia Mohead, Pamela Heyer, Nancy Smith, Diane Edwards, Barbara Carvalho, Nikki Wurm, Cecelia Nelson Vik, Sandy Pagnotta, Kristin Nowaczyk, John Sauser, Sharon Mason, DeAnn Deutsch, Kimberly DeMattie, Alison Mainhart, Chris Doggett, Gina Hart, Elizabeth Bucki, Jenna Manalo, Sara Nichol, Danielle Masella, Christine Trevino, Renae and Jerry Sutley, Larisa Goldenberg, Rushawn Orth, Becky McClenny, Irene and Peter Havas

New Bio 12/16/14: Hello everyone, it's me, Trey. I am back with my foster family as my new fur-sister and I were not a good match. It's okay, I know that my new family loved me but they had to do what was best for all of us. I really like to play and I may have tried too hard. Anyway, I am quite happy here with my foster family but will be looking for my forever family too. I am very playful and I love to be outside (even with only 3 legs I run fast and play hard). I like to walk on a leash too as there are so many new things to see out in the front yard. I am completely housebroken and even if my family is gone a little longer than I can hold it, I use the little white pads and I don't even miss. My FM says I'm a squatter (what ever that is) and I do not mark (what ever that is) and she likes these traits. I love to cuddle on the couch and I sleep all night at the foot of the bed, or in the middle, or at the top...as long as I'm in the bed I'm not picky (spoiled). My FM says I have "puppy energy" but I am really learning to mind when asked to calm down or sit as I am eager to please. If you are looking for a confident yet crazy boy to add to your fur family drop my FM a note.

Update 12/06/14: Hello everyone, it's Trey here with one last check in! Just 4 short weeks ago my life didn't seem so bright but then everything started working for me. United Yorkie Rescue sent my FM to come get out of the shelter where I was in real bad shape. Then the most amazing Angels helped UYR pay for my life saving leg amputation (they will always be my heroes).

I recovered so fast my FM couldn't believe it and today I found my forever family!!! Can you believe it? I'm the happiest little three legged dog on the planet. My new family lives in Austin and I even have a new sister. She is smaller than me but a little bossy like all of my foster sisters. We are going to be best friends!! My new house has a dog park right across the drive and I get to play there!! My new mom and dad are going to call me Tucker but I don't mind a bit as I'm just so happy to be so loved. My FM says that we owe it all to UYR and the Angels who helped me, we are both humbled by the love. I'm off to play, or sleep on my new family's sofa, or play with one of my many new toys, or eat out of my great new bowl, or play.........ahhh.

Ps. This FM was absolutely overwhelmed by the generosity shown to Trey. He will have a great life because each of you cared!!

Update 11/21/14: Hey everyone, guess who got their stitches out. If you said Trey, you’re right!! I got up early and went to see my surgeon who took my stitches out and released me to my FM in good health. I then went straight to the groomers to get a bath (I haven’t had one since the accident because of the stitches). I have been doing really well this past week. I have learned what “sit” means and on occasion I do. If there is a treat involved I have a harder time as this is so exciting to me. I outrun all of my foster sibs on my three legs and I can get on the couch and up on the bed (which is allowed where I stay now). I have minded very well about furniture I am not allowed on. Other than pestering my foster sibs I get along with them wonderfully. I also get along well with the 3 year old that visits regularly. I am packed full of energy and my new parents will need plenty of patience and love as I continue to work on getting my “puppy manners” in check. I am a good learner and I love to please so it shouldn’t take long. Me and my three legs are ready for a furever home!!

Update 11/14/14: Hello everyone, it’s Trey and I am feeling great!!! I went in for a checkup this afternoon and the doctor says I’m healing perfectly. I am loving life with the exception of this cone on my head. FM says I am going to meet my foster siblings (one at a time) this weekend. I hear them in the other part of the house and I can’t wait to see them. I still have to be very careful with my stitches but I have absolutely no problem getting around. In fact, FM is trying to teach me not to drag her around when I have my leash on. I am eating very good and taking care of all of my business outside. We are working on “sit” and “come”. These are tricky for a boy with so much energy but I am learning. I will be getting my stitches out in 6 days and I am really excited because I will not have to wear this cone. Did I mention how much I dislike this cone?? FM says I have so many people helping me and supporting me and I just want to say thank you. I am a sweet little boy who is now going to have a super great life because of you!!

Update 11/09/14: I picked Trey up from the clinic early this afternoon! He came through his surgery with flying colors and he wants to thank his generous Angels who are making his care possible. He still has a long way to go but he is on the right track now. The Doctor removed his right leg up to the shoulder but it was not necessary to remove or invade any part of the shoulder. This is great news we are told.

If there is anything good about the previous, very painful condition of his leg it is that he has learned to walk without it. He gets up and is ready to go, go, go, however his wound must heal and he is on strict kennel rest for 10-14 days. He will require lots of special love and attention, which he will get.

I just took him outside to tend to business. The doctor says he must walk on his own. I was a little timid but Trey wasn’t! He is so ready to live a normal life without pain and without that cone on his head. I can’t wait either. He is just a puppy and the doctor says a healthy puppy too! He is eating well and all bodily functions are working.

This Foster Mom is humbled by your love and generosity for Trey. He will continue to need your well wishes and thoughtful support as he recovers and learns to walk without tumbling forward.

We will keep you posted on his progress.

Initial Bio 11/08/14: Hi, my name is Trey and boy have I had a rough day! I was dropped off at Animal Services this morning with a soiled t-shirt wrapped around my front leg. When they removed the t-shirt they discovered that my leg was severely mangled and very badly infected. The doctor says that I have been in this shape for a while and that I have endured a lot of pain. There is no way to tell how I ended up with this injury only that I needed immediate help. The great folks at Animal Services noticed right away what a sweet and loving boy I am and thought I deserved a second chance. I am so grateful that UYR thought so too! The doctor had to immediately remove part of my leg and tonight I will have the rest of my leg amputated. Although I have suffered greatly I was giving kisses and laying my head on my new foster moms shoulder. After my surgery I will recuperate with my foster family and I’m told we will start looking for my own forever family. I know my vet bills are going to be very high and I appreciate your love and generosity.


To date we've spent $2103.29 on Trey's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $2728.00 in donations.
Please donate!

For more information, contact my foster parents at: Lturner0409@yahoo.com.

To fill out the adoption application for Trey click here.
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Wisconsin
Bella WI

THANK YOU TO BELLA'S RESCUE ANGELS!

Traci Vanover, Linda Stancliffe

12/3/2014 Bella has had a rough life so far. After looking further into her issues, it has been noted that she probably has chemical burns on and around her eyes which is why she was in so much pain that she needed morphine. When she first arrived in rescue, Bella wouldn't/couldn't open her eyes. It was thought then that the reason was untreated dry eye. It was recommended that Bella have drops in her eyes 6-8 times a day which was a problem because she wouldn't let anyone near her face. To be able to even attempt eye drops, Bella had to be sedated first. Where as we know this is NOT a good solution long term, it did allow us to treat her eyes for a36 hours while we waited to get into the Opthamologist. During the appointment with the eye Doctor, it was noted that she had severe corneal ulcers that would probably need surgery to releave the pain and to hopefully restore what vision we could. We were sent home with several medications to try to get the healing process started before surgery - which could have happened today. I dropped Bella off at the vet at 6:45 this AM and just heard back from the Opthamologist. The drops we were able to get in have worked magic with her. The large, severe ulcer in her left eye is 100% healed and the smaller but deeper ulcer in her right eye is 98% healed. This is fantastic news for Bella!

We are unsure as to how much she can see, but as long as there is enough light, she can see well. At this time, Bella will not need surgery. The Opthamologist wants to see her every week for a month or so to ensure she remains on track medically.

The next step for Bella is to hopefully work with a behaviorist to help her learn how to tolerate the eye drops since she still does have Dry Eye. Bella also will need to work on her manners as her first response to someone new is to charge at them. Because of Bella's suspected abuse, she will need to learn to trust people again. Bella is a very active 10 month old pup who needs that special house to help her regain trust in people again. Once her medical needs are met, she will be available for adoption! If you are looking for a companion who loves walks, treats, a good game of fetch, and her own home, and are willing to work with Bella on her trust issues, Bella is the one for you!


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

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

To fill out the adoption application for Bella WI click here.
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Daphne

Ready for camping
Wisconsin
Daphne

THANK YOU TO DAPHNE'S RESCUE ANGELS!

Sandy Pagnotta, Amy Gill, Diana Shoykhetbrod, Michele Gonsalves, John Sauser, Michelle Lingle, LaVerne Dissmeyer, Patricia Lingen, Sandra Wendt, Christie Rider, Rosalie Tenorio, Paul Sherman, Diane Stout, Sandy Pagnotta, Stephanie and Behnaz Memarzadeh, Cynthia Duranti, Denise Brigham, Cheryl Helley, Amanda Fletcher, Julie Sczesniak, Nancy Carney, Carol Gostomski, Susan Kornatowski, Taffi Loving, Kimberly Golter, Sandra Wendt, Sherri White, Brittany Adams, Linda Vargas Robles, Bonnie Vaupel, Dixie Burbank, Denise Brigham, Irene and Peter Havas, Susan Gentry, Christie Rider, Diane Carter, Paul Sherman, Kitty Bradley, Alexis Ball, Stephanie Memarzadeh, Paul Sherman, Natalie LaBayen, Lois Forrester, Holly Stavis, Gina Caparimo, Brenda Hutto, Lori Adams, Lois Forrester, Noel Walter, Kelly Jones, Holly Stavis, Michelle Pannoni

Update 12/2/14: Daphne has basically been doing well. She is eating well and had a long stretch where she was running around and playing. It was looking like she might have been stable enough to finally have her dental done, however recently, she has not been eating as well and choosing not to engage. We are working on adjusting her medication again to see if we can find the right balance again for her that allows her to behave like a normal little dog. Daphne will go in for another ammonia level check to see how things are going for her and to make sure the ammonia levels are at a minimum. Because her liver shunt surgery failed, Daphne will need to be medically managed the rest of her life which will involve frequent adjustments to her medications, prescription food and ammonial level checks once a month. For now, it is our hope that the levels will remain in the normal range and that we can move forward with getting some of her bad teeth out!

Update 08/30/14: Daphne continues to hold her own. We can't seem to get the right combinations of medications to regulate her. She will have average ammonia levels one day and 3 days later be dangerously high. She is tired of all the blood draws and cries as soon as we get to the vet because she knows what is coming.... poor thing! Some good news is that she has put on some weight! I have not had to force feed her for a little bit now - it sure is nice to see her eat!! When Daphne is feeling good, she runs around the house trying to get the other dogs to play. She is a HUGE snuggler and would love nothing more than to sit with her person all day long! Daphne continues to sleep well and takes her medicine like a champ. It is our hope that once she is stable, she will be able to be adopted out to her own loving family who will spoil her rotten! When will she be ready? We don't know. In the meantime, she will continue to have all the tests and medical attention she needs to keep her on track. Thank you so much for reading about Daphne!

Update 08/15/14: Daphne is holding her own. She eats on her own about 50% of the time and is down to only 3 medicines that have to be given every 8 hours. Tuesday, she will have a bile acid check and another ammonia level check to see where she is. Neurologically, she seems to be doing ok. I do not see her condition worsening, however I would feel so much better if she would improve and stabilize a bit more! Because she is not considered "stable" yet, she will be going with me to a family member's wedding. We were fortunate enough to secure an RV so she can go with me and have all of her things with us. It is my hope that even though we are out of our normal environment, she will do well because there are many familiar things around her. Please keep her in your thoughts as stress tends to cause issues medically with some liver shunt dogs. I will update again in 2 days! Thanks for checking in!

Update 08/07/14: Tuesday, Daphne went in to have her ammonia levels checked since they were dangerously elevated not too long ago resulting in emergency care. The news we got today was not good. Her ammonia levels during emergency care was at 500 and down to 138 the follow day after spending the night at the hospital. Today, we learned that her ammonia level is back up to 285 which is dangerously high. It is suspected that the liver shunt surgery was not a success. She likely formed many new shunts to take the place of the large one that was attempted to be repaired. Although only an expensive scan can confirm this, the Dr.s do not feel like it is necessary since she is showing medically that the life saving surgery did not work for her. The only option for Daphne is to be medically managed through a controlled diet low in protein and several medications that need to be given several times throughout the day/night. Please send some positive thoughts for Daphne as we try to figure out the right balance of medications that will keep the ammonia levels in her brain at a manageable level quickly before she has any long lasting neurological damage. Thanks for checking in on her.

Update 07/31/14: Daphne came home late last night. Neurologically she is much better, but still has a ways to go. When Daphne entered the ER, her ammonia level was over 500 and after treatment it was down to 138. Although at 138 the ammonia level is still too high, the Vet felt that she could be medically managed and would be more comfortable at home. When I went to get her, I was happy to see her wiggle dance because when I took her in, she wasn't moving much at all. Today was full of medicine and LOTS of snuggling. She wanted to be held the majority of the day, so Miss Daphne got her wish! Thanks for thinking about her, we would not be able to help dogs like her if it weren't for people like you. Thank you!

Update 07/29/14: Daphne had a major set back last night. Around 10pm, she started getting very wobbly. She began walking funny and falling over. On our way to the after hours ER, it was obvious that she was having a lot of trouble controlling her body. Because she had just had her meds and a bit of Karo syrup - just in case it was connected to her blood sugar issues, I was fairly confident that the episode was bigger. They immediately took her blood sugar and determined as I suspected, it was fine. They then ran a blood panel and checked her ammonia level. The results came back quickly and showed that her ammonia level was over 500, the electrolytes were low and her potassium levels were concerning. By the time she was officially admitted, she could not see and was basically "in a coma" according to the vet. Through the night, they worked to get her levels corrected quickly to give her every chance possible to reverse the neurological issues they were seeing. I got an update at 2:30 that she really hadn't moved much and that they were continuing Laculose enemas to help bring the ammonia levels down in her blood. By my next call at 6, Daphne was up and walking around and eating a bit on her own. Her gait remains clumsy, but it was great news to hear that she had improved that much. Daphne will likely remain in Emergency Care until tomorrow so they are able to keep her IV treatments going and to ensure that she is stable enough to continue the slow process of recovery at home. Please keep Daphne in your thoughts today and thank you for your support.

Update 07/23/14: Daphne has had a little set back. Over the weekend she wasn't acting right. Monday brought vomiting and diarrhea and then a trip to the vet. They took several X-rays and concluded what I had feared, that she had eaten some of the plastic on her pee pad and it was causing her problems. Daphne spent the rest of the day with the vet being observed and getting fluids. The plan is to see if she improved over the next day. If not, she would need to go back in and have the plastic removed from her stomach. It is Wednesday and so far so good. Although I haven't seen any of the plastic, she is now eating well without vomiting. We are hoping tomorrow will bring more good news.

Update 07/15/14: Daphne is recovering from her extensive surgery well. Her incision looks great so she will be getting her 20 staples out this Thursday. Although we will not know for a while if the surgery was a success, we did get wonderful news...the results of her tests came back. The culture to check for infection came back clean and her liver biopsy results show the only issue going on with Daphne was the liver shunt. This is fantastic news. We never thought there were more conditions to worry about, but United Yorkie Rescue is very careful to have our dogs checked out thoroughly. Thanks for checking in!

Update 07/04/14: Daphne had a large shunt on which the surgeon put on an ameroid constrictor. The bladder stones were much smaller as a result of proper medicaion. They were more like grit so the surgeon was able to squeeze her bladder and express the stones out through her urethra rather than having to physically go in and remove them. Her bladder was then flushed out and a culture was taken to test for any possible signs of bacteria left behind. They also took a biopsy of her liver - we should have the results back in the next few days. Because things were going smoothly, they were also able to spay her at the same time.

The concerns now are that the vessels are so tiny in her liver and that those vessels will not be able to handle the blood flow and that once the blood is re-routed through them, new shunts will form. Only time will tell...Her body temperature was cold so they had her in an incubator where there were warm air blowers and warming blankets to help her temperature regulate. After surgery, her red blood cells were low and there was talk about her needing a possible blood and plasma transfusion. Her blood sugars were high after surgery, but that was expected.

Last night, Daphne was up and down. She was not doing well, so the decision was made to go ahead with the blood and plasma transfusion. With her body being so fragile after 3.5 of not having the right diet or having her medical needs met, she is having a rough time post-surgery. There was hope that Daphne would come home today, however she is not well enough. Our hope is that she rallys today and can come home over the weekend to begin her long slow recovery.

How can you help? We knew that the liver shunt surgery was going to be expensive. United Yorkie Rescue does everything in its power to give dogs a chance at life, so the decision to go ahead with the blood and plasma transfusion was an easy one. Daphne needed it to live so she got it. Any donations are greatly appreciated as are your continued prayers and support for this special little girl.

Update 07/03/14: Daphne is out of surgery and is in critical but stable condition. They were able to do the shunt surgery and only time and a lot of good luck will tell whether it is a success. The other vessels are so tiny that there is some concern that they will not be able to handle the blood flow. Keep sending her positive thoughts as she enters the healing phase. Because Daphne tolerated the surgery well, they decided not only to spay her, but they were arable to remove the bladder stones easily as the meds worked and they had quite reduced in size. Daphne has a long road ahead of her before she can be adopted out. For now, she will be resting and getting stronger. If you are able to contribute to her care, she would much appreciate it. Any amount is a blessing! Stay tuned for updates...

Update 07/02/14: Daphne will see the surgeon first thing tomorrow morning. If all goes well, she could be in surgery as early as tomorrow afternoon. Please keep Daphne in your prayers as she heads into this life changing surgery. Stay tuned!

Update 06/29/14: Daphne is doing very well. A big thanks to everyone who has sent well wishes, donations, and suggestions to get her eating consistently. She is getting close to the strength we want her before surgery. Right now we are in the final stages of working with the surgeon to determine the best time line for a successful surgery. We are thinking that her surgery will be in the next few weeks. In the meantime, she continues to be my snuggle buddy! At this point, I am leaning toward finding a home for Daphne where someone is home most if not all of the day. Because of her blood sugar issues, it is very important that she eats several small meals during the day and is monitored for low blood sugar. Well, those decisions are a ways off at this point. Right now we are trying to focus on getting her in the best possible condition for surgery. Thanks again for your continued support!

Update 06/12/14: Daphne is holding her own. Although she is not willing to eat on her own, I have been able to get enough food in her to allow her to actually gain some much needed weight. Daphne will require a life-saving expensive surgery very soon, without it, she would not be able to survive. It is crucial that she regain as much strength as she can so she is in the best shape possible for her surgery. At this time, we do not have an exact date, but have been told it should be before the end of June. Thank you for checking in on this special little girl!

Update 06/07/14: Daphne's day today was not as good. She did not eat on her own today, I had to syringe feed her. The good news for today is that I did take her in to be weighed and she is up a bit from 2.4. Tonight we struggled with keeping anything down. I hope things settle down for her tonight.

Update 06/04/14: Wednesday June 3, Daphne had a great night last night. She ate well own her own at 10 pm and again at 2am. She slept on my pillow the rest of the night greeting me with a big LOUD stretch at 6! We then got up and she ate a huge breakfast on her own and then we spent a few hours rocking in a chair on the porch. Although she is having a good stretch, I am well aware each hour could be different until she is stabilized after surgery. In the meantime, we will enjoy and celebrate each step forward! Stay tuned!

6/1/14: Daphne came home from the hospital yesterday. She is still very sick, but at a good point where they think with her cooperation, she will do well during the 2 week time she was given to become a better candidate for successful surgery. Daphne's main problem is that she is not eating. The Vets at the University Hospital in Madison, WI said that she is no longer on any specific diet. She is to be offered anything and everything to try and get some weight on her. Because of her drastic weight loss over the last few weeks, she has become quite weak. She was at 3.8lbs and is now 2.4. With some luck, we will get her weight headed the right direction. For now, she is being offered A/D and sweet potatoes. Last night, she ate 2 pieces of mango - she does love her fruit! I only wish fruit was higher in calories!! As always, please keep little Daphne in your prayers. She has a long, hard, expensive road ahead of her. Thank you for checking in on this little girl!

5/30/14 4:00pm Daphne did well over night at the University of Wisconsin, Madison Veterinary Hospital. They were able to get fluids and meds in overnight as well as prepare her for her CT scan this AM. I received word around noon that she was finished with the scan but was slow coming out from under anesthesia. Although this is considered common for dogs with liver shunts, it still is a cause for concern. She had the best care - her "nurse" sat with her and rocked her after the scan (and actually most of the night too!). Around 3:00pm today, radiology contacted me with the results of the scan. Daphne does have a liver shunt. If there is good news to be had it is that she has one big shunt and not several smaller ones. This means that she is a candidate for surgery! They also found several small bladder stones which will need to be removed during surgery. A urine sample showed that she had blood in her urine - that along with the fact that they have determined that she has hypoglycemia which was probably the reason that she was having seizure and coma type episodes in the past. It was also determined that her ammonia levels were very high - another indication of a liver shunt and she has a huge urinary tract infection. With all of these things, the recommendation was that Daphne stay another night in the Hospital so they are able to give her the best possible chance. Right now, Daphne is scheduled to come home tomorrow morning - as long as she continues to improve.

The most difficult part to hear was that Daphne was very close to dying. Daphne has a long uphill battle ahead of her. She is a proven fighter. With limited medical care prior to coming to rescue, Daphne has proved over and over again that it is not her time to go. What are the next steps? The surgeons want to give her 2 weeks to try to reduce the infection and see if we can get her stabilized and stronger for surgery. Thank you very much for any prayers and donations you can offer for this little girl - she is worth it! Stay tuned for updates tomorrow

Initial Bio 05/29/14: Meet Daphne, a 2.4 pound, 3 year old girl who just came into rescue. Daphne hasn't been in rescue long, she is currently in the emergency room at the University of Wisconsin Vet hospital. Daphne has a suspected liver shunt that has resulted in several seizures and a coma in the past. She has a huge infection some where, is anemic, has severe dental disease and a grade 3 luxating patella on her left rear knee. All of this is in addition to the liver shunt! Poor little girl. Her past medical records prove that she is a little energizer bunny.... With all she has been through, she wants to live. Daphne will be available for adoption after all of her medical needs are met, but for the time being, she will remain in rescue. Daphne's medical bills are expected to be quite high. If you are able to help out with any size donation to give her a chance of life without feeling ill or pain, it would be much appreciated. Stay tuned for updates as we figure out where to go from here.


To date we've spent $6517.05 on Daphne's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $2658.00 in donations.
Please donate!

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

To fill out the adoption application for Daphne click here.
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Opal
Wisconsin
Opal

THANK YOU TO OPAL'S RESCUE ANGELS!

Sherri White, Irene and Peter Havas, Dawn Gowen, Sherri Morgan, Irene and Peter Havas, Beth Tessman, Samantha Schanilec, Dawn and Bernard Gowen, Cynthia Duranti, Irene and Peter Havas, Irene and Peter Havas

Update 10/23/14: Opal's surgery on 10/8 went very well and she is recovering nicely. She had a dental, mammary tumor removal and spay all at the same time. She no longer has any teeth, but that doesn't stop her from eating softened kibble. Her mammary tumors were biopsied and we received the great news that all 6 were benign. We are so happy for Opal. She has come through all this and aside from trying to lick her sutures, has been a model patient. Her progress has been nothing less than astounding given how ill she was when she came to us. Opal will have her sutures removed on 10/28 and after that will be ready for her forever home. Opal is a true Velcro dog who loves to be with her person as much as possible. If you are attentive to her needs, she can be considered housetrained. We would like a home where someone is available much of the day.

Update 09/26/14: On September 10, Opal was officially cleared for surgery having recovered from her pneumonia. The x-ray that was taken two weeks earlier showed no infection or lung congestion. She was to remain on her antibiotics for two more weeks and seen again. Happily, we got the "all-clear" from the internist, so Opal was determined to be ready to have her dental, spay and mammary tumor removal surgeries. We were cautioned to wait at least another 2 weeks before proceeding. Opal had begun eating and drinking on her own and she has had such an appetite, she gained 2.5 pounds since she first came into rescue. Opal is currently with another foster home who will help her through her surgeries and aftercare. Her first and possibly only procedure is scheduled for October 8. The vet thinks Opal's dental shouldn't be too difficult, although she will lose all her teeth and he wants to tackle the spay and tumor removal at the same time. Look for more updates on Opal. She is currently doing well and acts like a very happy little girl.

Update 08/07/14: Opal's breathing is improving as we get the pneumonia under control. A repeat x-ray was done on 8/4 and reviewed with an internal medicine specialist. Since her diagnosis, Opal has been on antibiotics, fluids, has had to be force-fed because she wasn't eating on her own and getting steam treatments 2-3 times a day. This has helped considerably but the x-ray showed that Opal still has significant mucus in her right lung. The x-ray indicated no metastasis of the mammary cancer as yet, so as soon as Opal is cleared of her pneumonia, we can schedule her surgeries (spay, dental and mammary removal). Opal is as sweet as can be. She has finally begun eating on her own, however I am still giving her sub-q fluids until I can confirm she is regularly drinking on her own. Please continue your support for this little girl. As a breeder dog with no good vetting, she has spent the first 8 years of her life only knowing neglect. Despite that, she is affectionate and seeks out her foster mom to give kisses and get rubs. We want to do the best for this little girl who deserves a much happier life going forward. Opal will not be available for adoption until we have completed all her vetting.

Initial Bio 7/26/14: My name is Opal and I am a sweet gem of a girl. I am about 9 years old, weigh 10 pounds and have spent my first weekend out of the shelter at the Emergency Hospital because I have pneumonia. As if that weren't bad enough, I have teeth that need to come out and mammary tumors which will need to be removed too. Foster mom says surgery will need to wait until my lungs are clear. Please watch for updates on me. I've got a long road of recovery ahead!


To date we've spent $3138.66 on Opal's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $1475.00 in donations.
Please donate!

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

To fill out the adoption application for Opal click here.
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Peanut
Wisconsin
Peanut

BIO Updated 6/27/2014

Hi Peanut is my name and I'm looking to adopt a new owner. Don't let the name Peanut fool you as I'm a healthy 14.9 lb. 3 year old smart and self -assured Yorkie mixed girl looking for a new owner. I have a hardy appetite and love to go for long walks. You can rough it up with me when we play. I like nothing better than to have my foster mom throw my toys so I can run and fetch them. And there's nothing like a good tug of war with my pull toy. Although soft toys are out of the question as I like to shred them up. I can't help myself when it comes to plastic bags or paper left laying around or in my reach I just have to shred them up to bits too. I guess I'm into recycling but I am learning and trying to curb my enthusiasm. I don't like to be penned up or put in a crate either I'm just too outgoing for that. Another habit that I'm working on is to stop licking the bottom half of doors I think it might be like nail biting in humans. Don't ask why I do that it's just a habit I picked up along the way. I am working on trying to stop though. I try and be a good girl and go outside when it potty time but sometimes I have accidents. My foster mom said I'm getting better at it though. I'm good around other dogs and children and I love to sleep in bed at night with my foster mom. I also like to nap on any available human lap or snuggle up next to a human body but please don't move your feet to fast and startle me if I'm sleeping cause I've been known to nip. So if your a human looking for exercise and some mental stimulation then I'm the gal for you.


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

For more information, contact my foster parents at: debra.ross@usbank.com.

To fill out the adoption application for Peanut click here.
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Woody
Wisconsin
Woody

THANK YOU TO WOODY'S RESCUE ANGELS!

Irene and Peter Havas

Update 12/14/14: Here is an update on Woody. Last week Woody had Dental surgery and had 8 teeth pulled leaving only 3 in his little mouth...a right molar and left molar and one canine on the bottom The vet would have taken the canine also but would have broken the jaw in the process so she left in intact. Woody had post surgery check up on Thursday and where the top two canines were, the stitches came out prematurely so there are two holes in the gum. We are going to give it three weeks and if they don't close up on their own Woody will have to be sedated and the holes stitched back up. He had a busy Thanksgiving at my parents house and he really did not like the noise and all the activity. With this being said i have decided that Woody would be best in a home that did not have small children and where life was a little calmer. He did do very well with the other dogs that were at my moms, at one point there were 7 dogs...all different breeds.

Lately Woody has been a little snappy when someone reaches out to him....this mostly happens when he is seated next to me his foster mommy...a little protective i think...while his snapping does not in any way hurt the person he is snapping at due to the fact he has very little teeth we are definitely working eliminating this behavior. Potty training is going very slow but i have no doubt that he will master this. Its just going to take time. Woody went for his first walk today and did great! No problem walking on a leash. It was just a short one due to all the salt on the roads and we quickly washed his feet when we got home. I hate the salted roadways but that's what you get in Wisconsin. With all this being said Woody is one of the sweetest pups i have known. He just loves to be loved! The Ladies at the Vet Clinic fight over who gets to hold him. If you think you have the perfect home for Woody please fill out an adoption request. Any Questions about Woody please feel free to contact me at quietcourt2@yahoo.com.

Update 11/19/14: Hello everyone, Its me Woody. Wow...I'm loving life and wanted to share. I love my new Foster home. I have settled right in. I get to play all day with my two new friends Lizzie and Zoe who live with me (yorkies) and I have a special friend..a min-pin chaweenie...who visits daily and I love to bark at and chase. I went to the doctor and he said I needed to gain some weight and I needed something they called dental surgery. My foster mommy said not to worry about it cause I will still be able to eat which I love more than anything! well almost more than anything. My true love is just snuggling. I can't get enough. My first week I slept it away I think it was because I was exhausted but I stay awake much longer the past couple of days. My foster mommy says I should move south because the Wisconsin weather is not co-operating with my potty training but I told her to have patience that I will get it ...(spring is only how many months away?) After my dental surgery in December I might have to get my left knee looked at. have something called Luxating Patella. My FM says also says i something she calls "Selective Hearing" but so does my Foster sisters so I don't worry about that. Did i say that i really love love snuggling and get so excited when someone sits down so i can snuggle. At nighttime I sleep on this really comfy bed just for dogs at the foot of the bed where my FM and FD sleep and I don't get up until they take me outside for potties in the morning. Yhe only thing is my FM has to lay down next to me until I fall asleep which takes about 2 minutes. I am such a good boy. As much as I love my Foster family I just can't wait to find my Forever Home. If you really like to snuggle then I am the perfect for you!!! Happy Turkey day Everyone!

Updated Bio 11/09/14: Hello Everyone.... My Name is Woody. I am 4 years old and weigh 5lbs. I am just a little mite. I came to live with my Foster Mommy and Daddy today because I was surrendered to a Humane Society by my puppy mill mommy. Thank goodness because today I get to live the good life. My foster mommy says I am such a sweet Yorkie. I do have some skin irritations dues to being infested with fleas when I was surrendered but my foster mommy gave me a bath today and she says I will be even more beautiful when my hair grows back in. I get to go to the vet on Thursday for a check up on my teeth and my left leg which seems to look alittle weird when I walk but I don't think it hurts me.

Stay tuned for more updates as I get to know my foster family.

p.s. I have two foster sisters...this is going to be so much fun..

.p.s.s I think my foster mommy and daddy love me already!

p.s.s. This is the first day of a beautiful life!! I'm in a real home!!!!

Initial Bio 11/9/14 Woody was one of 25 dogs surrendered to a local humane society by a mill breeder. Woody is friendly and sweet. Stay tuned for more info on Woody as his foster mom gets to know him.


To date we've spent $604.00 on Woody's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $20.00 in donations.
Please donate!

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

To fill out the adoption application for Woody click here.
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