LOOKING FOR LOVE

Welcome to ďLooking for Love.Ē These are UYRís 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 ďAdoption Application.Ē

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

Thank you for visiting the ďLooking for LoveĒ 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.



California
Diego


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

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

To fill out the adoption application for Diego click here.
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Gizmo
California
Gizmo CA (formerly Little Man)

Gizmo, formerly known as Little Man, is a beautiful, 5.2 pound, senior Yorkie being fostered in Los Angeles, CA. He is believed to be 10 years old.

THANK YOU TO GIZMO'S RESCUE ANGELS!

WoofTags, Carol Nelson, Donna Powell, Holly Lebed, Heather DeMelia, Sandra Wendt, Karie Fortin, Janice Kerrigan, Nazi Masoum, Patricia Gonzalez-Powell, Sarah Thompson, Dan Lara, Katrina Nelson, Brigitte Saylor, Sandra Wendt, Carol Nelson, Wendy Fuhrmaneck, Phyllis Lewis, Connie Pfeiffer, Angie Cagle, Karry Rogers, Claudia Gonzalez, Carlyn Costa, Victoria Cramer

Update Bio. 12/26/16. Gizmo is the cutest little, old guy. He loves to cuddle under the blanket and sleep right next to foster Mom. He loves for me to carry him around and sleep in my lap all day, when I am home. He loves soft treats and does not interact with the other dogs. He is pretty wobbly walking or doing his business, but this does not keep him from enjoying being part of everything. He enjoys hanging out with the pack, even though he sleeps most of the day.

Update Bio. 11/14/16. Gizmo is a 10 to 15 year old senior being fostered in Los Angeles. He came to us with numerous health issues that have been addressed and treated. He is very hard of hearing due to chronic ear infections in the past ,and needs his ears cleaned once a week to keep the infections from coming back. He also has a heart murmur that needs to be monitored by a cardiologist every six months. He is a very quiet little guy who loves to be held and fetch little toys. He is 90% potty trained and loves to cuddle under the blanket right next to me at night.

Gizmo weighs only 5 pounds. If you are interested in adopting this little cuddle bug, follow the link below to complete an application.

Update Bio. 10/13/16. Gizmo is doing so much better since he recovered from his surgery. He has become so much more active since all his rotten teeth are gone. He loves to eat and will defend his food if someone gets too close to his food bowl. His ear infection was treated but he will need weekly cleaning of his ears for maintenance. Gizmo is nearly deaf. He does not hear his foster mom when she approaches and talks to him, so she has to be careful not to startle him.

It was decided that he will stay in his foster home in Los Angeles since the home in Fremont has too many stairs for this little guy. However, he is able to get up and down the doggie steps to the bed. Besides following his foster mom around, Gizmo loves to sleep. He will make a great lap dog, and he loves to be carried around.

We have no idea what his real age is. It could be anywhere between 10 and 15 years old. We don't know how this little, old guy ended up wandering the streets of Los Angeles, but we do know that he has been highly neglected all his life, Although, I do think he was familiar sleeping in his human's bed. He also seems to be potty trained. He does go outside and has hardly any accidents in the house.

If you find it in your heart to give this little guy a quiet home where he is just loved and can live the life he deserves, please fill out an application at uyr.us Due to his small size (5 pounds) no children under the age of 12 please.

Update Bio. 09/20/16. I am so relieved to let you know Gizmo did great in surgery today. 2 of his teeth were not loose and looked pretty good. Dr. Vanessa decided to leave these two. She was able to remove the other teeth without any complications. She was super careful and moved extra slow to prevent a jaw fracture. She had Dr. Clark helped her to make sure this critical little patient would do okay under anesthesia. He was also neutered while under anesthesia. Thank you for all your prayers for this little boy.

On my way to pick him up from the vet, I stopped by the post office. Gizmo received a prayer blanket from Global Comfort FAB (Fabulous Animal Blankets) in the mail. I would like to thank Monica Aaron Fink from Global Comfort FAB for making Gizmo's Prayer Blanket. He is currently cuddled up in it, sleeping.

Update Bio. 09/08/16. We went to the vet yesterday. Gizmo has a chronic ear infection. They cleaned out his ears, and I have to clean them every night before applying medication. He has a little hunched back which may be a little painful. We may try putting him on pain medication if his labs come back within normal limits. He may be as old as 14 or 15. His dental status Depending on the labs, a decision will be made regarding the next steps. Stay tuned for an update as test results come in. If interested in Gizmo, you may apply for adoption by following the link below. However, no decisions will be made regarding adoption until a plan of care has been put into place for Gizmo.

Update bio. 09/07/16. Gizmo was just picked up from the shelter yesterday. He came in as a stray. A tiny little man at 5.2 pounds and estimated to be 10 years old. If he could talk, I think he would say this:

A very nice lady picked me up yesterday. I was so happy to be out of that place! She brought me home and gave me a wonderful bath. Boy, was it great to be clean again. I really worked up an appetite. I was very happy to see a big bowl of food, and I ate every single bite. I was so tired, I went right to sleep in my very soft bed and my new PJs. I think things are looking up for me.

As we learn more about this little man, we will provide updates. Right now, we are just so happy that he is safe, loved, and cherished. Although Gizmo is not ready for adoption until being neutered and having a dental, you may complete an application for adoption by following the link below.

9/7/16 Original bio: Gizmo was a stray boy in bad condition who was taken by Animal Control in Balwin Park, CA. He is a sweet little boy who will be neutered and have a dental before his adoption. Watch for further updates.


To date we've spent $2436.78 on Gizmo CA (formerly Little Man)'s vet bills, but with your support we've collected $2243.00 in donations.
Please donate!

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

To fill out the adoption application for Gizmo CA (formerly Little Man) click here.
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Lulu
California
Lulu

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

THANK YOU TO LULU'S RESCUE ANGELS!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


To date we've spent $1202.20 on Lulu's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $300.00 in donations.
Please donate!

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

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

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

THANK YOU TO MAXWELL'S RESCUE ANGELS!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

I am a very active and sweet little boy.

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


To date we've spent $2294.81 on Maxwell's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $2884.00 in donations.
Please donate!

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

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


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

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

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

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

THANK YOU TO TOTO'S RESCUE ANGELS!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

To fill out the adoption application for Toto click here.
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Bowie
Florida
Bowie

Meet sweet Bowie. He is a 9 year old, 8 pound Yorkie Boy. Bowie and his brother Samson are very devoted to each other and must be adopted together. Bowie is being fostered in Ft. Myers, FL.

THANK YOU TO BOWIE'S RESCUE ANGELS!

Scott Savlov, Wendy Fuhrmaneck, Jean Moffitt

UPDATED BIO 01/10/2017: Foster Mom says that Bowie is like a breath of fresh air. He gets along with all the pups in the house and just wants to play, play, play. He has even managed to gain the friendship of the resident male which is not an easy task, I might add. He does get excited and has had accidents in the house but, is not a problem when Foster Mom is home all day.

Bowie will jump the highest mountain to get his share of kisses and hugs. This is one thing he will not allow to be forgotten. He prides himself as being the best kisser in the house. Samson and Bowie are a team and must be adopted together.

UPDATED BIO 12/09/2016: Bowie is a very happy and lovable little boy. He loves people, other dogs, meal-time and anything else you can dish out Ė even loves it when he gets a bath! Bowie is one of the most agreeable pups Foster Mom has ever had the privilege to know and foster.

He enjoys being in the yard or just lounging around in the house. He really loves to be with his people and loves any attention that comes his way. Bowie came into rescue with his little friend and brother Samson so they have become quite attached to one another. Samson had knee and ACL surgery yesterday on leg and will have at least a two week period of crate rest and recovery before being ready to go to his forever home.

Bowie & Samson truly love and depend on one another and it has become obvious that they are bonded. Bowie has let Foster Mom know that he would like to continue his journey in life with his brother Samson. Foster Mom assured him that she wouldnít have it any other way. Whoever adopts this precious little pair will be rewarded two-fold in many loving ways Ė and they will forever show their thanks that they were allowed to stay together - always.

Initial Bio: 10/23/16 Bowie just arrived at his foster home with his brother Samson. He is an active boy and loves to be loved. He is a very nice fellow and enjoys being outdoors and frolicking in the yard. Bowie is very friendly and gets along with people and dogs and even cats and kids. He loves to ride in cars and walks nicely on a leash. His foster parents are just getting to know him and will know much more about Bowie soon. So stay tuned as they get to know him better.

New pictures coming soon too.


To date we've spent $585.30 on Bowie's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $150.00 in donations.
Please donate!

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

To fill out the adoption application for Bowie click here.
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Gracie

Gracie
Florida
Gracie

Gracie is a young 1.5 year old, 10.8 pound Yorkie girl being fostered in North Port, FL.

Initial Bio 12/2/16 Gracie comes to us from a hoarding case along with several other Yorkies. Gracie is seeing the Vet today so we can better understand her medical needs. Please stay tuned as we get to know Gracie better and please help us by contributing towards her care.

Adoption Pending

To date we've spent $115.64 on Gracie's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $125.00 in donations.
Please donate!

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

To fill out the adoption application for Gracie click here.
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Griffin - currently

Griffin - right after hip surgery
Florida
Griffin

Griffin is a little 6-pound Yorkie boy. He is 8 years old. Griffin is being fostered in Palm Coast, FL. Griffin needs our help. Please help us help him.

THANK YOU TO GRIFFIN'S RESCUE ANGELS!

Joel Tobiansky, Kerri Carubia, John Sauser, Sandra Wendt, Irene and Peter Havas, Natalie Nunez, Scott Savlov

UPDATED BIO 01-15-2017: Little Griff has had a tough life Ė he was used as a breeder since heís tiny and adorable. He was thankfully rescued from the breeder, who was not treating him so nicely. However, Griff suffered an injury in his second home and his owner was unable to continue to care for him.

Griff had a B-I-G surgery for such a little boy. His displaced hip was surgically repaired and he is doing in his recovery with physical therapy in his foster home. His stitches have been removed and he is using his leg most of the time now. Griff has his final evaluation with the surgeon in 6 weeks and if all is good, he will be ready for adoption at that time. We are taking adoption applications on him.

Griff is a wonderfully sweet little boy that loves people and other small low-energy dogs close to his size and age. No children in the home under 15 please Ė no exceptions! He loves to cuddle and be held by his foster parents. He also likes to go outside in the backyard with the other dogs in his foster home Ė he especially likes to lie in the warm sun.

His foster mom and dad are working on his house-training and he is making progress. He will go to the door to go out, but doesnít make any noise to alert his foster parents to let them know he wants to go out. So his humans need to be able to watch him carefully or he will have accidents. He will catch on eventually, but this is something new for him, so patience is needed in training him to let his forever parents know he needs to go out.

Griff has a Grade 3 heart murmur, but at this time the vet does not feel he needs medication. He is a gentle loving little guy that has been through a lot in a short period of time. Griffís perfect forever home would be one that has another dog close to his age and size, a mommy or daddy that is home most of the time, and someone that will cuddle and love him forever and ever.

From Foster Mom: Griffin's medical care has been very expensive; however, UYR was determined to help this little fella. And so once again we are turning to our wonderful donors and angels to help us continue to help little Griffin and other injured dogs like him. Please donate whatever you can to help UYR cover the costs of his surgery and medical care. Thank you for reading about this sweet little boy who deserved a much better life than he had before he came into UYR.

Initial Bio 12-9-16 Griffin was surrendered by his second owner to the vet clinic. The clinic immediately called our United Yorkie Rescue angels, asking if we would take him. Griffin had a severely displaced hip that has caused him a lot of pain and needed to be repaired right away. It was thought that his hip injury came from someone accidentally sitting on him. There was no way UYR would turn away from this little guy.

Griffin's first owner was a breeder. His second owner rescued him from this breeder when she saw him hanging Griffin by a chain around his neck. She took him and cared for him until his hip injury when she could no longer afford his care. That is when our rescue angels stepped in.

Griffin was already seen by his vet. He had his displaced hip surgically taken care of. He was given all his vaccinations, a neuter, and a much-needed dental, as well as medical care for his other medical needs. This poor little guy has been through so much in his life. The vet said he has a long road of recovery ahead of him. His foster mom said that he is being given antibiotics and pain medication, but he is still experiencing a lot of pain from the hip surgery and the major dental he was given. He will continue to receive all the care he needs. We will be working very hard to show him that people are kind and can be trusted. So much love will be coming his way.

As you can imagine Griffin's care is costing United Yorkie Rescue a lot of money. However, we were determined to help this little guy. And so once again we are turning to our wonderful donors and angels to help us continue to help little Griffin. Please donate whatever you can to help us cover the cost of the hip surgery and his other much-needed medical care. Griffin needs to know he can trust people and they won't cause him any more pain. There is only one way to let him know this and it will cost money. Help us help Griffin and the many other dogs like him that need our help. In order to do that, we turn to you for that help. Anything you can give will be greatly appreciated by so many.

Stay turned for more information as we get to know Griffin better.


To date we've spent $2188.69 on Griffin's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $890.00 in donations.
Please donate!

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

To fill out the adoption application for Griffin click here.
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Lambchop
Florida
Lambchop

Lambchop is an adorable 4 year old slightly overweight Malti-poo. He is being fostered in Largo, FL.

THANK YOU TO LAMBCHOP'S RESCUE ANGELS!

Sandra Wendt

UPDATED BIO 01/03/2017: Lambchop is doing well on his diet and exercise program. He came into UYR at a very unhealthy weight of 27 lbs, and is now down to 20 lbs. Lambchop still has a way to go in his weight loss goal, and we are ďguestimatingĒ that his ideal weight should be under 15 lbs, but will let the adoptersí vet determine that.

Lambchop needs a home where his new owner(s) are committed to continue with his current diet and exercise program. He would do best in a home with a fenced-in yard, as he loves to be outside running around and playing with his toys. He also loves to go on walks and socialize with the neighborhood dogs.

Sweet Lambchop loves life and hopefully with find a forever home where he is the only dog, or there is only one other dog so that he can get the attention he didnít receive in his prior home. He loves to go for car rides and gets so excited when he hears that he is going for one. He also loves riding in a doggie stroller and taking in all the sights, although he also needs the exercise to get in tip-top shape.

Lambchop is being fostered in the Largo/Clearwater area. His foster mom would like potential adopters to be within a 50 to 60 mile radius so that a meet-and-greet with the potential adopters is possible. He is a sweet little angel who will make one lucky family happy! Could it be yourís?

Initial Bio 12-3-16Hi, itís me Lambchop. What I would really like from Santa is a new forever home where I will get lots of love and attention and I will be sure to give back love and kisses too. I sent Santa a letter to the North Pole and told him that I wouldn't mind a new brother or sister, but just one so that I can get the attention I love.

I had a really bad weight problem but I am slimming down nicely and would like a home with people who will take me on lots of walks and help me to lose just a few more pounds. I say I'm just more to love! I am on thyroid medication and allergy medication, but my thyroid medicine dose has already been lowered since I have lost over 5 lbs. Yipppeee. I will be going back for my checkup in a couple of weeks and hopefully get more good news.

My favorite things to do are going for walks, and if I get tired I go in my doggie stroller and just enjoy the scenery. When I go for walks and get tired, I will just plop down right there and not move until my foster mom asks me if I want to go in the stroller. Then I get up and run to it. I love to be outdoors in the fresh air whenever I can, even if it is my screened porch. I love to go on car rides too.

I like to play with other dogs and meet new people. I have lots of toys that I really have fun playing with, especially my monkey that has three squeakers in it!!! I walk on my hind legs. I can take about 5 steps like a fuzzy bear when I want to be picked up, go in the car, or when my foster mom puts my harness on. I can be a real ham.

I am pretty much house trained but I occasionally will have an accident in the house. When my foster mom goes to work I mostly go on the potty pad she leaves for me.

If you like to go on long walks and take me on car rides I would be so happy to be your very special boy. You have to keep me on my diet until I lose a little more weight so I can stay healthy and live for a long time. Please fill out an adoption application for me and make my Christmas wish come true.

Love, Lambchop


To date we've spent $1145.77 on Lambchop's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $200.00 in donations.
Please donate!

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

To fill out the adoption application for Lambchop click here.
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Mikey
Florida
Mikey

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

THANK YOU TO MIKEY'S RESCUE ANGELS!

John Sauser, Scott Savlov, Michael McCarthy, Sandra Wendt

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

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

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

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

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

Mikeyís former owners apparently didnít spend much time training him in any manner, and that is also evident when he goes on walks and encounters other dogs.

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

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

He is not afraid of anything and is very comical.

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

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

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

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

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

Could that family by you?


To date we've spent $662.31 on Mikey's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $250.00 in donations.
Please donate!

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

To fill out the adoption application for Mikey click here.
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Morgan
Florida
Morgan

Meet Morgan, United Yorkie Rescue's first dog of 2017. Morgan is a cute little 9 pound, 8 year old Yorkie Mix fellow. He is being fostered in Orlando FL.

Updated bio 1-2-17 Morgan is friendly, happy little Yorkie Mix, Morgan is a super sweet boy. He seems to likes everyone, whether they are two footed or four. The size of the person or dog doesn't matter, as long as they are friendly. Morgan is ready to love them and want to be their friend. He already loves his new foster fur sister.

Morganís foster mom is working with Morgan on his house training. His foster mom is not sure if he is totally house trained. It may be that he has not yet learned how to ask to go out in his foster home. Morgan did bark a few times and his foster mom took him out. She is already seeing improvement in his house training. Now that Morgan will be able to be taken out often in his foster home his house training should improve.

Morgan loves to go walks. He walks fairly well on a leash, although he pulls sometimes. Foster Mom will be working on that too. Morgan wants to greet and play with everyone he sees on his walk. He is just the friendliest, happiest little guy.

Foster Mom has discovered that Morgan loves to play fetch. He actually brings the ball back to her and drops it at her feet for her to throw for him again and again. You would never know he is 8 years old. He is like a playful young dog.

Morgan has already gotten all his vaccinations and has been started on his heartworm and flea preventative. He will be getting neutered in a few weeks and then he will be ready for his forever home. At this time his foster mom thinks a home with another playful dog would be great for Morgan. Morganís foster mom is not sure how Morgan would do with children. Most important since Morgan has spent so much time alone in his former home he really needs a home with someone who can be there a lot of the time.

There will be more coming on Morgan as his foster mom continues to get to know Morganís personality and his needs, and as Morgan settles into his foster home.

If you think Morgan may be the right pup for you, please submit an adoption application for him. You will find the link to the adoption application on our website at UYR.us. You wonít be sorry. This is one great fellow.

Initial Bio 1-2-17 Morgan just arrived at this foster home. He is is going to the vet today. We think Morgan may be a Yorkie/Pomeranian mix. More coming on Morgan soon. Stay tuned.


To date we've spent $389.81 on Morgan's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $100.00 in donations.
Please donate!

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

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

Say Hi to Nemo. Nemo is a little Yorkie boy who is approximately 5-7 years old, He is a 9.5 pounds. Nemo is being fostered in West Palm Beach, FL.

THANK YOU TO NEMO'S RESCUE ANGELS!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


To date we've spent $1107.29 on Nemo's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $730.00 in donations.
Please donate!

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

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

No Surgery for Pepper!! Pepper is a sweet little yorkie. She is only a year old puppy. Pepper weighs just about 7.5 pounds. Pepper is being fostered in Clearwater, FL.

THANK YOU TO PEPPER'S RESCUE ANGELS!

Lorraine Tuliano, Julie Whitley, Karen Keaton, Sarah Roland, Lynne Turner, Marisa Daly, Wendy Fuhrmaneck, Angie Cagle, Carol Conkling-Berry, Kimberly DeMattie Romeo, Brenda Stone, Linda Crawford, Lisa Francis, Teresa Beament, Olivia Carmichael, Sandra Spencer, Kaitlyn Bauer-Jones, Stephanie Morgan, Eliana Key, Cindy Creighton, Jo-Ellen Gasior, Roy Breede, Vitra Garcia, Catherine and Mark Ello, Kelly Overstreet, Linda Burfield, Maxine Pollakis, Constance Cook, Carole Kellgren, Wendy Fuhrmaneck, Christine Cavagnaro, Marcelle Toscano

Updated bio 1-5-17 Little is know about Pepperís history before coming into United Yorkie Rescue. Pepper had severe injuries to her two back legs and hip that she came to UYR with. We had hoped that she could have surgery to repair the fractures on both sides of her hips, but it wasnít meant to be. Seems these fractures are at least 2 to 3 months old and no longer repairable. The bones on her right leg had mended itself, thought not correctly and it has caused her to have a gimpy walk on that foot. A surgical repair would either leave the leg more damaged or cause her even more pain then she has already endured. The left leg cannot be repaired at all since there is permanent nerve damage. Pepper will have some issues with the left leg and not always walk on it properly. After the veterinary surgeon took additional x-rays and examined her he said these breaks were so severe he is surprised she even survived whatever had happened to her. He added that pain she was in at the time must have been beyond awful. Yet she did survive and is now a healthy little dog. The vet said she no longer has any pain or at the least very minimal pain.

Pepper is a wonderful young, little girl who loves being outdoors or roaming free in the fenced backyard. She loves being held and cuddled by her people. Her very favorite thing is having her belly scratched. Pepper doesnít run around and will move a bit slowly. She is not a dog to jump around. Pepper will need to remain in her foster home for most likely 3-4 weeks while her foster parents continue to assess what kind of a forever home she needs because she does have special needs. She will need someone who will love her and accept her as she is. She would probably love to have a home with someone who is home a lot of the day and is looking for a sweet, quiet, loyal companion.

Pepper seems to have no other medical issues at this time. She should live a long and happy life with the right forever family. It was recommended that she be given a doggie glucosamine to help prevent arthritis that may occur as she ages because of her injuries.

Applications for adoption are being taken and considered, however it will be several weeks before any adoption can happen while her foster parents determine her needs.

Initial bio 12-30-16 Pepper did not have a Merry Christmas and she will celebrate the New Year in a crate watching everyone else have fun. Pepper ended up in the shelter the day after Christmas waiting for her United Yorkie Rescue angel to come save her. That happened today, but that is only the beginning of Pepper's story. It seems somehow she had ended up on the street with several fractures in her little body and in a great deal of pain. She has two fractures of the hip. She is able to stand with assistance, but her break and the amount of pain she is in makes it very difficult for her to stand on her own.

Pepper is now resting in her foster home. She has been given pain medication and is being kept quiet and crated in order to not aggravate the breaks any further. She will be taken to the vet first thing Saturday morning and we will know much more. The vet will have to decide what is the best treatment. Right now the considerations may be a surgical repair of the multiple fractures, and if that is not an option at this point possible amputation of her right leg.

Pepper should be running and playing and having all the fun a dog of only a year old should be having. She is still a puppy and puppies deserve to be able to run and play.

Please consider helping us help this very young, sweet little girl. Her medical care will cost UYR a lot of money and your donations will be greatly appreciated.

More will be coming on Pepper as soon as we know what her future holds for her. Please stay tuned for updates and new pictures on pretty little Pepper.


To date we've spent $412.96 on Pepper's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $1540.00 in donations.
Please donate!

For more information, contact my foster parents at: Shall@catchthemquick.com.

To fill out the adoption application for Pepper click here.
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Poco
Florida
Poco

Poco is a sweet senior sweetheart. She is almost 11 years old. Poco weighs 7.4 pounds. She is being fostered in Ft. Myers, FL.

THANK YOU TO POCO'S RESCUE ANGELS!

John Sauser

Initial Bio 1/14/17 Poco once had a mom and dad who loved her very much and took such good care of her. Then her owners passed away and she was having a hard time with her new family. There was a young boy in the family. The home was too loud and there was too much excitement for Poco. It was best for Poco to be in a home that would be more peaceful and quiet. So Poco became a United Yorkie Rescue dog.

Poco loves to be held and sit on her people's lap. She doesn't really play much and according to her owners she never has. She prefers to sit and watch what's going on around her like the little queen she is. It appears that she doesn't mind cats but she wants to be in charge of the other dogs, however since she is so small that doesn't always work out very well. Poco is pretty timid little girl who just loves to cuddle and be held.

At this time Poco need to see the vet to discuss her health needs. She most likely needs a dental, and at her age she will need blood work done. She is having some accidents in the house and her foster mom will be working on this. According to her former owners she never had hair on her back. Though her foster mom is going to discuss this with the vet, it is very unlikely there is a medical reason for this and it is not at all detrimental to her health. She just needs a nice soft cotton tee shirt to keep her warm and cuddly.

Poco's best forever family would be one with only one person or a couple who are seniors themselves with no other pups in the home. She needs someone who just wants a sweet little girl who is a lap baby and a cuddle bug.

More will be coming on Poco after her vet visit and after her foster mom gets to know her better.


To date we've spent $405.01 on Poco's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $430.01 in donations.
Please donate!

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

To fill out the adoption application for Poco click here.
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Rocky G
Florida
Rocky G

Rocky G. is a 12 year old Yorkie. He weighs 10 pounds and is being fostered in Miami, FL. Rocky has turned out to be such a special boy...but he still needs donations to help continue to pay for his eye medication and his surgery.

THANK YOU TO ROCKY G'S RESCUE ANGELS!

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

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

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

Iím still on two kinds of prescription meds - one is this specially compounded stuff that costs about $80 a month and helps tear production in my very dry eyes, and the other one is $30 a month and is a steroid. Between the two meds, it looks as if I will be able to keep my eyes, because no one has been talking about removing them like they did when I first arrived in my foster home. Iíve seen so many doctors about my eyes, so I am happy that I wonít have to run around so much trying to find someone who can figure out what Iím trying to say.

Iím in pretty good health except for the eye stuff. Iím a young 11 years old, and I donít play with toys or run around like a puppy Ė guess it might have something to do with my legs being bow-legged? Foster mom says she thinks I was put in a cage when I was a puppy and wasnít able to stand up. She does think itís cute, though, when I do try to run because she says from behind, I donít run like a normal dog, but I kick my back legs out individually kind of like a dancer. My fur-sister and I are getting along great. Sheís super old, and she was a rescue, too. We donít play together like foster mom says other dogs do, but sometimes foster mom wakes up at night and my fur-sister and I are doing this thing called ďspooningĒ and she laughs.

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

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

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

Updated bio 11-4-16 Hi Everyone! Itís me again, Rocky G.! Iím doing really great! Iím on my new food for my kidneys and thatís going pretty well. The stuff made me throw up at first, but Iím used to it now. The best part is that my eyes are SO much better! Iím on two different kinds of prescription drops that cost $150 together about every two months, and these help, but the BEST thing ever is my foster mom started putting extra virgin coconut oil in my eyes twice and day and this has made the biggest difference ever! I still donít see very well, but there hasnít been any recent talk about having surgery lately, so thatís a good thing since I can still see light and dark and some shadows.

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

Anyway, gotta go, getting sleepy.

Love,

Rocky G.

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

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

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

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

Love you all, Rocky G.

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

Iíve had a bit of a rough go of it lately. The rescue sent me to a new doctor for my eyes and she wants to try a new medicine before we decide what to do about the surgery. Everyone is really hoping that Iíll be able to keep my sight (me especially). The new doc was nice and all, so that wasnít so bad, but what was NO fun was I had a hernia surgery done about a week ago, so Iíve been feeling yucky lately. The doctor said that my hernia was a really big one and very old so it was a toughie, but Iím a trooper, and I made it through just fine. Iím feeling better every day, too, but we have to be really careful of my stiches since it took so many to put me back together. My mom checks me all the time and she says I look a lot better. She says that I am in really good spirits, too, and now that sheís with me all day, all I want to do is lay on her lap. Iím most happy when we sit in the rocking chair and rock and rock (hey, maybe thatís how I got my name?). I just drape myself in her arms and drift off. Itís the best! Iíd stay there all day and night. I also love my sister now. When Momís out, we curl up together in the bed. Just so you know I am house trained and just about the greatest dog ever. Almost ever, because then there are these things called CATS!

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

Anyway, Iím feeling a little bit tired, especially after thinking about that CAT! so I gotta go for now. Iíll let you know how I am doing soon! And oh yeah, just a reminder I am still costing a lot of money because before I became a United Yorkie Rescue super star I wasnít taken care of very well and now I need all this medicine and surgeries. I am getting better and better, but if you could maybe help United Yorkie Rescue a little and give them some money for me, hey that would be about fantastic, because I am really worth it. Like I said I am a Super Star.

Love you all, Rocky

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

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

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

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

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

Love, Rocky

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

Rocky

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


To date we've spent $2057.02 on Rocky G's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $1864.00 in donations.
Please donate!

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

To fill out the adoption application for Rocky G click here.
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Samson
Florida
Samson

Meet Samson. He is a sweet, but shy 9 year old Yorkie boy. He weighs 8.5 pounds. Samson is very attached and devoted to his brother Bowie and must be adopted together. Samson is being fostered in Ft. Myers, FL.

THANK YOU TO SAMSON'S RESCUE ANGELS!

Wendy Fuhrmaneck, Irene and Peter Havas

UPDATED BIO 01/10/2017: Samson is a joy to have at his foster home. Such a good boy. Loves to squeak away on a toy or play with his little friend Bowie. He is a little hunter and will hunt anything that moves - squirrels, rabbits, lizards- nothing escapes his watchful eye. Fortunately, he hasn't caught anything to bring to Foster Mom - yet.

Bowie is just a doll baby and likes to be held like a baby, too. You can rock him and sing to him and he will just enjoy every minute. Someone will be very lucky to have this little boy. Samson and Bowie are a team and must be adopted together.

Updated bio 12-14-16 Meet Samson. He is a sweet, but shy 9-year-old Yorkie boy. He weighs 8.5 pounds. Samson is very attached and devoted to his brother Bowie and will need to be adopted together. Samson is being fostered in Ft. Myers, FL.

Samson is such a sweetheart. Samson just had knee surgery because his whole ligament deteriorated away and his knee was pulled totally out of it socket. His whole ACL (anterior curciate ligament) that connects his femur to the tibia had to be rebuilt and repaired.

Samson is now back at his foster home and recovering slowly. He has to be crated for at least 2 weeks while the surgery heals. He is not happy about this, but he is such a trooper and taking it in stride. He looks longingly out of the wire rungs of the crate wanting to join the other dogs and be with his people, but he does not make a fuss. He just lies back down and knows it will just a little while until he too can run and play. Something he could not do before his surgery because of the pain and the severity of the ACL rupture.

His foster parents have sound Samson to be shy and a little timid. He enjoys lying on the couch with his people along with his brother and best friend Bowie watching a good movie. He likes being outside and trying his hunting skills on every lizard he sees. He enjoys a squeaky toy and will happily squeak away if the mood strikes him.

Samson came to us with his brother and best friend Bowie, and they will leave together when some lucky adopter gets these two gems. Since these two boys are very attached to each other, they will need to be adopted together. This would mean double the love, double the kisses, and double the fun. Samson and Bowie truly love and depend on one another and it has become obvious that they are bonded. Samson has let Foster Mom know that he would like to continue his journey in life with his brother Bowie. Foster Mom has assured him that she wouldnít have it any other way. Whoever adopts this precious little pair will be rewarded two-fold in many loving ways Ė and they will forever show their thanks that they were allowed to stay together - always.

Samson will need some time to heal from his surgery, and then he and Bowie will be ready for their forever home.

Initial Bio. 10-23-16 Samson and his brother Bowie arrived at their foster home just yesterday. His foster parents don't know too much about Samson, but they do know this, he is a sweet, friendly dog, but is shy and cautious at first until he gets to know you. He gets along with other dogs and all people including kids, but they have to take it slow with him. He may also like cats. Samson likes to be with his people and cuddle. One thing Samson really loves is to swim. HIs foster parents are just getting to know Samson, so stay tuned as they get to know him better.

New pictures coming soon too.


To date we've spent $1285.78 on Samson's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $135.00 in donations.
Please donate!

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

To fill out the adoption application for Samson click here.
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Scruffy
Florida
Scruffy

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

THANK YOU TO SCRUFFY'S RESCUE ANGELS!

Teresa Beament, Wendy Fuhrmaneck

UPDATED BIO 01/01/2017: If youíre looking for a dog who loves to be with you, enjoys cuddling on the couch, gives kisses galore and smiles at you when heís happy Ė then look no further Ė Scruffy is your boy! Thereís nothing cuter than a smiling dog who is oh so happy to see you.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

To fill out the adoption application for Scruffy click here.
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Yogi
Florida
Yogi

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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


To date we've spent $93.00 on Diva's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $0 in donations.
Please donate!

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

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

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

THANK YOU TO BUDDY'S RESCUE ANGELS!

Heather Warwin, Edward Guise, Wendy Fuhrmaneck

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

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

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

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

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


To date we've spent $1612.09 on Buddy's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $136.00 in donations.
Please donate!

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

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

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

THANK YOU TO OLIVER'S RESCUE ANGELS!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Update Bio. 11-15-16. Oliver is adjusting well to his new foster home in Beach Park, IL. He goes for walks in the mornings and evenings and gets so excited when we put the harness and leash on him. We donít go for long walks since he does have some arthritis, but he does enjoy getting out and sniffing all the scents and walking on the grass on the boulevard between the sidewalk and the street and kicking up his feet.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


To date we've spent $1139.29 on Oliver's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $192.00 in donations.
Please donate!

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

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

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

THANK YOU TO CHARLIE'S RESCUE ANGELS!

Mary Mays-Delamater, Nancy Stanley, Carol Nelson

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

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

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

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

Sincerely, Charlie

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

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

Sincerely, Susan Foster Mom

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

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

Love, Charlie

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

Sincerely, Chuckís UYR Foster Mom

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

THANK YOU TO MAXIMILIAN'S RESCUE ANGELS!

Irene and Peter Havas...Merry Christmas, we love you, Cynthia Duranti

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


To date we've spent $1044.26 on Maximilian's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $120.00 in donations.
Please donate!

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

To fill out the adoption application for Maximilian click here.
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North Carolina
Max

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

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

But Max had two new best friends, and he didnít even know it yet. The lady at the shelter met the foster mom at the door and told her she had another Yorkie pup by the name of Max and hoped that she might take him along with the puppy she had originally come for. Foster mom looked in the cage and saw that scared little Yorkie and said, ďWhy yes, I will take that pup, you get him ready, he can go with meĒ. Foster mom didnít even call her boss to see if it was okay, she just put him in the front seat of the car in a puppy seat and with a puppy in the crate in the back seat, they all headed to Winston Salem, NC On the drive home foster mom called dogtor Jeni and scheduled a dogtor appointment the next morning for Max, too!

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

It is a good idea to get your adoption application in for this little guy if you are interested in adopting him. Why? Because once that dental is done, it wonít take long to take care of his skin issues, and heíll be good to go. Heíll be looking for his forever home and you wonít want to miss this handsome little delight.

Questions - contact foster mom at laloba1016@yahoo.com


To date we've spent $302.07 on Max's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $0 in donations.
Please donate!

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

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

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

THANK YOU TO ROSCOE'S RESCUE ANGELS!

Sheila Coleman, Leslie Corbell, Janet Davidson, Karry Rogers, Jane St. John, Dianne Schultz, Teresa Beament, Wendy Fuhrmaneck, Sheila Coleman, Sandra Wendt, Carol Nelson

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

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

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

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

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

Thank you.


To date we've spent $191.68 on Roscoe's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $460.00 in donations.
Please donate!

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

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

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

THANK YOU TO SAMMY'S RESCUE ANGELS!

Alice Surita, Sheila Coleman

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


To date we've spent $394.08 on Sammy's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $40.00 in donations.
Please donate!

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

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

Skylar is a 7 month old Yorkie puppy boy. He weighs only 5.5 pounds. Skyler is being fostered in Winston-Salem, NC.

Initial Bio 1/19/17 Skylar is a beautiful black and tan Yorkie pup with a full tail! So far we know he is very playful, soft as cotton and is sweet as sugar. Skylar is full of bounce and energy. He hasnít stopped jumping since he got out of the car except to deliver those puppy breath Yorkie kisses. He behaved perfectly on his 2 hour freedom ride. Skylar has a Dogtor visit scheduled for this morning.

Keep a look out for more info, but you better believe this little fellow is going to be the most wanted Yorkie around! Get your applications in now for this sweet boy so you can get on the list. The higher up at the top of the adoption list you are, the closer you are to having this bundle of love for your very own!

Questions Ė e-mail foster mom laloba1016@yahoo.com


To date we've spent $71.90 on Skylar's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $0 in donations.
Please donate!

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

To fill out the adoption application for Skylar click here.
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Zen
North Carolina
Zen

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

THANK YOU TO ZEN'S RESCUE ANGELS!

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

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

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

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

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


To date we've spent $813.77 on Zen's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $160.00 in donations.
Please donate!

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

To fill out the adoption application for Zen click here.
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Maylene
Pennsylvania
Maylene

Maylene is a sweet 5 year old Yorkie Mix weighing a generous 18 pounds. She is being fostered in York, PA.

THANK YOU TO MAYLENE'S RESCUE ANGELS!

Sandy Pagnotta, Helen Basov, Wendy Fuhrmaneck, Kimberly Roberts, Anonymous donation in memory of Harley Shepherd, Steph Frey

Update Bio. 01/04/17. Happy New Year! This is Maylene. I have been so busy since arriving in my foster home on December 23rd! I had a great Christmas with lots of presents and a fun filled New Yearís Eve with family. Iíve been to the doctor and the groomer! Phew! I need a rest. Foster mommy told me the doctor said I am extremely healthy with pretty white teeth. He also said the mass on my rear paw is benign, but it will still need to be removed. Iíve been having a great time getting to know my foster siblings! Playing chase in the backyard with the other pups and chasing the cat in the house are my favorite things to do. I like to walk on a leash, although foster mommy doesnít take me far because of my paw. I sleep on a pillow in my foster parentís bedroom every night. Iíve snuck into the bed a couple of times, but I had to go back to my pillow. Thatís ok though, I know foster mommy is worried about hitting my paw in the middle of the night. I love spending time with foster mommy and daddy. Especially when foster mommy sits with me every night and rubs my belly!

We were very relieved to get the negative cytology results on Mayleneís mass. Surgery is scheduled for January 31st, at which time both the mass and toe itís attached to will be removed. The vet does not foresee any issues with Mayleneís mobility. With Mayleneís personality, I know she will come through the surgery with flying colors!

The perfect forever family for Maylene will include fur siblings of any size (she seems to prefer my 55 lb boxer/beagle mix over my 5.5 lb Yorkie) and a parent that is home most of the time. She loves being outside and will follow you all around the yard. She is not a flight risk, so I donít believe a fence is a necessity, but it would be preferred for safety. Maylene has had only one accident in the house and that was the first night she was with us. She does not know to ask to go out, but we are working on that. She likes to go for walks and does very well on a leash and harness. If you feel Maylene would be the perfect fit for your family, please fill out an adoption application. You will find the link to the adoption application on our website at UYR. Maylene is truly a joy and will bring nothing but happiness and love to her adoptive family!

Update Bio. 12/29/16: Maylene has a growth on her toe/pad of her foot that was biopsied; the vet said the cells looked odd and suggested we have them reviewed by a cytologist for a more definitive diagnosis. Maylene will not be available for adoption for at least 2 months until we have the surgery completed and she is fully recovered.

Initial Bio. 12/26/16. Maylene came to us yesterday after being rescued from a shelter. She ended up in the shelter after her owner passed. Although we are just getting to know her, several things are evident: Maylene is extremely sweet and friendly, her tail never stops wagging, she will lay on her back for hours while someone rubs it, and she loves being outside! Maylene has been a bit neglected in respect to grooming and she has a large mass that will need removed and a biopsy done. More to follow after her vet visit. Maylene does want to say Merry Christmas and thank you to UYR for giving her a special holiday gift of a new family to come!!


To date we've spent $913.58 on Maylene's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $145.00 in donations.
Please donate!

For more information, contact my foster parents at: jands1021@comcast.net.

To fill out the adoption application for Maylene click here.
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Dusty
Tennessee
Dusty

Dusty is a 4 year old, 13 pound Yorkie boy being fostered in Ashland City, TN.

Updated Bio 1/19/2017: Dusty has seen the Dogtor and received a clean bill of health. He has a beautiful silky coat, pretty teeth and weighs a perfect 13lbs.

Foster Mom has seen a lot of progress in the house-training department since he arrived in his foster home. Dusty has not marked anywhere and has been standing by the door to go outside. During the rain, he walked over and used the wee-wee pad. He wore a bellyband a couple of days with no accidents inside.

Dusty is super energetic and loves to play, play and play some more! He has gotten along perfectly with his three fur doggie foster sisters. He has been playing tug-of-war ever so gently with his foster mom's 3.5 lb 9 year old Yorkie. Never once has Dusty shown any aggression to anyone or anything.

Dusty walks great on a leash and rides well in a car. He prefers a fenced-in yard so he can run fast and play, so it is a bonus if his new home has a fenced-in yard. Due to his activity and very puppy-like behavior, a family with children 10 years old or older would be a perfect fit for him. He enjoys being with his human at all times. Dusty loves to sit on the couch or chair with someone and sleeps in his foster parents bed, right in-between them by the pillows. Dusty is anxious to be a part of a family for the rest of his life. He can't wait to meet his forever family Ė could that family be you?

Initial Bio 1/15/17: Dusty is a 4 year old, 13 pound Yorkie boy being fostered in Ashland City, TN. Dusty came to us from an owner who could no longer give him the care and attention he deserves so they reached out to UYR for help finding him a perfect forever home.

This sweet boy is a bundle of love and energy. He was kept crated or on leash a lot so he is so happy to have FREEDOM in his new foster home. He's been giving kisses non-stop and he also knows how to "Sit" on command. Dusty is not fully house-trained so he will be working on this skill in his foster home. We think Dusty might be a great family dog in a home with older children given his youth and energy level. Dusty will be seeing the Doctor in the coming week to make sure he is healthy. We are just getting to know him so stay tuned for updates.


To date we've spent $52.62 on Dusty's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $0 in donations.
Please donate!

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

To fill out the adoption application for Dusty click here.
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Tennessee
Millie

Millie is a 4 year old, 5.5 pound sweet, little Yorkie girl. She is being fostered near Nashville, TN.

Updated Bio 1/20/17

Millie has been in her foster home almost a week now. She has been to the Doctor and is healthy. She does need to have a dental cleaning and this has been scheduled for next week. We have gotten a bit more information about Millie since her initial Bio. We were able to speak with the previous rescue group that had Millie prior to surrendering her to UYR. Millie was actually adopted once but was returned 3 weeks later. She did not care for the children in the home and would not bond to her adopters. For this reason, we have decided that Millie can only be adopted into an all adult home. We also prefer that Millie be adopted by someone who lives within 200 miles of her foster home near Nashville, TN. This is for Millie's safety, just "in case" she has difficulty again and needs to be returned. Millie prefers females to male humans so she should go to a home where there is at least one female adult. As stated previously, Millie is not completely house-trained. She will need someone patient enough to take her outside frequently and work with her. We think that a work from home female or couple or a retiree would be perfect for her. Millie also gets along fine with other dogs IF THEY ARE HER SIZE. She is not a fan of the larger dog in her foster home but like's her Yorkie foster sister just fine. Millie will soon be ready for adoption so if you think you are her perfect person then apply to adopt her today.

Initial Bio 1/14/17

Millie came into United Yorkie Rescue from an all breeds rescue group that felt like it was best for Millie to be with a breed specific rescue that knows the unique needs of the Yorkshire Terrier breed. Millie's past history isn't well known but we do know that she is healthy, spayed and up to date on all her immunizations. Millie gets along fine with the other dogs in her foster home. She will use a potty pad and go outside half of the time but she definitely needs to work on house-training behavior. Right now, little Millie is a bit skittish as she is adjusting to her new environment but she did manage to cuddle up in her foster Dad's lap on the way to her new foster home. She has laid claim to her foster Mom and wants to be next to her at all times so we think Millie prefers women though she warms up to men in time. Millie has also begun to play with her foster sister. We think she'd be happiest as an only dog with a stay at home (or take Millie with them) human.

Millie has just landed in her foster home. Soon she will have a well doggie visit to the Veterinarian just to make sure she is completely healthy. Her foster family is just getting to know her so stay tuned for updates.


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

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

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

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

THANK YOU TO MOLLY'S RESCUE ANGELS!

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

UPDATED BIO 1/17/17

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

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

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

Unfortunately, I had a lot of adversity to overcome both physically and emotionally. I have had two dental procedures due to my severe dental disease. Iím also still being treated for the severe dermal yeast infection with anti-fungal medication that makes me feel sickly. I also have two dislocated knees, which my foster family discovered, because they thought I was losing my vision or possibly had a brain tumor (I donít!). My symptoms included falling down suddenly, uneven balance and shakiness when walking. After visiting the nice specialist, they discovered the culprit was my dislocated knees. Recently, I was diagnosed with a severe ear infection and I am currently on a strict regimen of antibiotics and ear drops.

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

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

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

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

XOXO, Molly

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

Molly canít be leashed because she is scared of anyone or anything coming near her face, head or body in anyway. It will cause her to cower and squeal. This is the same for diaper and a collar and a harness. She canít bear anything that will have to go around her head or near her face. This could have to do with how long her mouth hurt her and although it has been fixed, she is still very protective of that area.

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

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

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

Updated Bio 9/15/16

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

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

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

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


To date we've spent $1173.47 on Molly's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $225.00 in donations.
Please donate!

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

To fill out the adoption application for Molly click here.
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Java
Texas
Java

Meet the darling Java!, Java is a 6-year-old, 9 lb. yorkie being fostered in TX.

THANK YOU TO JAVA'S RESCUE ANGELS!

Karey Carter, Wendy Fuhrmaneck, Susan Branch

Initial Bio 11/13/16: Hi my name is Java! I am 6+ yrs old and weigh a whopping 9 lbs. I will be spayed and having a dental done on 11-14-16. The Dogtor said my teeth are in pretty bad shape, so I might need most of them pulled. Foster Mom thought I was pregnant but turns out I'm just a little round!! :) I get along well with other dogs and cats. I love car rides and walking!! I love to be with my Human at all times. I have a bit of separation anxiety when left alone. I am house trained but with being so small and having a small bladder, I just pee more often then others. Now, I wear diapers to keep from having accidents in the house. If your looking for a clinging lap dog, just tie me around your hip and I'll be perfectly fine with that!! Take a chance on me! If you need me, let me know, gonna be around. :) Just follow the link below to complete an application to adopt me!


To date we've spent $330.00 on Java's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $35.00 in donations.
Please donate!

For more information, contact my foster parents at: sonia.casali@ymail.com.

To fill out the adoption application for Java click here.
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Rebel
Texas
Rebel

Meet Rebel. Rebel is a a 2 year old, 8 pound Morkie being fostered TX..

Initial Bio. 01/21/17. 01/21/2017 Look at this face and those ears!! Meet this new addition to UYRÖhis name is Rebel. Rebel comes to us as an owner surrender. He has had a pretty unsettled life in his past. His first owner had Rebel as a puppy from a breeding pair. While outside, a bobcat entered the yard killing the parents and some of the babies and injuring little Rebel. He recovered from that incident and went to live with the ownerís sister. His surrender owner just didnít feel Rebel was a match for their home and started the process of finding him a home back in October. They had decided that they wanted a more ďindependentĒ dog like a labÖwhatever that means. So she reached out to us, and we are so blessed to have this sweet little guy.

Rebel is a beautiful, white and apricot colored little Morkie with a beautiful fan tail. He is young, at just 2 yrs old. He weighs approximately 8 lbs. I think he could stand to gain another pound and half, as he feels a little bony on his spine. But, no worries there, because I can definitely get him to that healthy weight. He LOVES food. LOL! Since Rebel is new, he is a little skittish, but he has almost come around full circle to relaxing in the home. He gets along with dogs, cats, children and men and women, so I am sure his time here will be short and sweet, just like he is! He is housebroken, crate trained and walks perfectly on the leash. He loves to be held, loves to be near to you, loves belly rubs on the couch. There is no doubt that this little one will just be a love to whomever opens their heart to him. He has been fully vetted, with the exception of a heartworm test, which I will be taken care of Monday, along with his monthly dosing of heartworm and flea prevention.


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

For more information, contact my foster parents at: sklingbeil52@gmail.com.

To fill out the adoption application for Rebel click here.
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Zoe
Texas
Zoe

01/21/2017: Zoe is a total love bug who is 5 years old & weighs 6.6. lbs. Great on a leash.great. Travels in the car well. She has been fully vaccinated & is in very good health. Her coat is very soft and silky.

Have you seen the movie "50 First Dates" with Drew Barrymore & Adam Sandler? Zoe is Lucy Whitmore and she needs her own female, "Henry Roth!" Every day is a new day. Zoe bonds quickly as she is just looking for love.

Zoe does have anxiety issues because she was a puppy mill breeder and then ended up in the shelter. Zoe has been through situations that haven't helped her to learn to fully trust humans, especially men. She loves other non-aggressive small dogs & cats. She would do best in a QUIET home with no babies or small toddlers. She is not housebroken, but should be easy to house train w/ patience. She tells you when, she has to go, you just have to learn her signals.

She sleeps with me through the whole night (on the couch until she gets used to my husband). It sure gets crowded with me and 5 small dogs on one couch!


To date we've spent $67.81 on Zoe's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $0 in donations.
Please donate!

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

To fill out the adoption application for Zoe click here.
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Virginia
Polo

Polo is a 2 year old, 8.5 pound Yorkie-Mix boy being fostered in Richmond, VA.

THANK YOU TO POLO'S RESCUE ANGELS!

Susan Carter

Initial Bio 1/10/17 Polo originally belonged to a young adult who worked a lot and he was crated for long periods of time. This has resulted in Polo missing out on learning important skills like house training, leash walking, and good canine manners. It also resulted in Polo disliking being crated VERY MUCH. Crating causes Polo a lot of stress so we will be looking to find him a home where long term crating is not necessary. Polo is also not house trained at all. He is not neutered (that will happen this week) and should really help with his house-training. His foster parents will also be working with him to help him start learning this very important behavior.

Polo is a handsome yet tall fellow measuring about 10" at his shoulder. He is thin at 8.5 pounds because Polo is very active and always on the move! His young at two years of age so there is plenty of puppy energy left in this sweet boy! Polo is very sweet and wants only to be loved by his person. He craves attention and affection which is also common in young dogs that are left alone and crated for long periods of time. He has a good personality and gets along with other dogs. He would probably love having another young pup to play with but he would also probably LOVE to be someone's only fur child.

A perfect home for Polo would be one where his humans are patient and and have lots of time and energy to devote to him. Polo detests being crated so we feel this is not a good option for him unless it is for very short periods of time. Polo needs to catch up on learning the skills that most young dogs learn as puppies like house-training, leash walking, and when its time to play and time to settle down.

Polo has just arrived in his foster home so please stay tuned for updates as we get to know this precious boy better! If you think you are the PERFECT forever home for Polo then please go ahead and complete an adoption application. He should be ready for adoption in a couple of weeks. Also, if you can help us by donating towards covering the cost of Polo's Vet care just click the PayPal button below. Both UYR and Polo would be very grateful.


To date we've spent $231.20 on Polo's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $100.00 in donations.
Please donate!

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

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

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

THANK YOU TO MARLEY'S RESCUE ANGELS!

Helen Plowy, Angie Cagle

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

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

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


To date we've spent $615.01 on Marley's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $200.00 in donations.
Please donate!

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

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

Meet the precious Scarlett. Scarlett is a lively, 16-year-old, 12 lb. yorkie girl being fostered in MD.

Initial Bio. 12/22/16. What a sweet girl. Scarlett was shy but so affectionate her first week. She is now coming out of her shell and showing her love of life and the dogs and people in it. Scarlett is 16 years old, but we may find she is younger when she goes to the vet next week. She sure seems like a much younger girl. Scarlett got the worst haircut in the shelter in NYC. They cut all of her face hair off due to an eye infection. After her dental, she will get a full spa treatment to highlight her real beauty. She's about 12 pounds, which is a little overweight. We are working on that now. She is housetrained and is learning pad training because of some bad weather we had. She seems unsure of steps. Maybe she never had any but she's learning. Scarlet bonded with her foster brother and sister immediately. But her real bond is her desire to feel safe and loved by a human. In return, she will put her all into loving her family.

If you are interested in adopting this loveable furbaby, follow the link below to complete an application.


To date we've spent $358.11 on Scarlett's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $0 in donations.
Please donate!

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

To fill out the adoption application for Scarlett click here.
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Reeses
Wisconsin
Reeses

Hello from Reeses. Reeses is an adorable, 6-year-old, 8 pound Yorkie girl being fostered near Des Moines, IA. She will only be adopted to local applicants.

THANK YOU TO REESES' RESCUE ANGELS!

Sandra Wendt

Update Bio. 01/03/17. Reeses is now in Iowa so that she can get help with her male trust issues. Give her some time her with her new foster mom, and she will blossom.

Update Bio 12/3/16: Reeses had her spay and dental done on 11/23. She only had 3 extractions, which is great, and she had a little cyst on her back removed (a fatty tumor which was getting in the way of being brushed out). Reeses still is uncomfortable with foster mom's husband and strangers that come into the home. She will bark and sometimes nip at the heels. A quiet home with few visitors and no men would probably be the best solution for her. She enjoys the company of other dogs, so some playmates would be fine.If you are interested in adopting Reeses, just follow the link below to compete an application.

Update 11/1/16: Reeses moved to a new foster home where he has a dad in the family to adjust to. We believe Reeses may have had some issues with men that developed in her original home, so this is a great opportunity to learn to trust men. She is coming along nicely since her foster dad is very patient and understanding. We hope to get her spay and dental scheduled soon. She is a little shadow for her foster mom, loves her walks and does beautifully on a leash. She is also showing that she knows how to potty outside with frequent trips outdoors during the day. Reeses is a sweet girl who will soon be ready for her forever home.

Update Bio. 10/17/16. Reeses has settled into her foster home quite nicely. She has actually begun playing with one of the younger dogs and enjoys the puppy play. Reeses doesn't really play with toys but she has a comfort stuffed bear that sits in her bed for her. She doesn't like newcomers to the home and will bark and act "tough", but if she is ignored, she will approach for petting. She is near the end of her heat cycle and soon will be able to be spayed and have her dental. The vaccinations she received had to be stretched out over the course of a number of weeks in case there was any reaction, we'd know the cause.

Reeses eats a home-cooked diet, which she loves. It is turkey based and has lots of veggies and rice. She always cleans her bowl, morning and evening. She is my shadow during the day and sleeps nicely at night. She will jump on the bed and snuggle with me. She is a sweet girl who enjoys walks but still doesn't know how to signal to potty outside. So housetraining is still a work in progress.

Update Bio. 9/15/16. Reeses has been seen by the vet. She is in the early stages of her heat cycle, which usually lasts for 30 days, and we learned she cannot be spayed until she is 6 weeks past the end of her cycle. At the time of spay, she will also have a dental to remove some decayed molars. Reeses does have luxating patellas in both back knees. Correction of those will need to be discussed with a specialist. Reeses gets along with quiet dogs, but she doesn't like to play and attacks if another dog tries to play with her. I do think she would do best as an only dog and in a home where someone is home much of the day. She wants to be with her person and doesn't like being caged. She tolerates the crate at night if she is in the same room as the rest of us.

Initial Bio: 09/10/16. Meet Reeses, a sweet 6 year old, 8 pound Yorkie girl who is being fostered in Milwaukee, WI. Reeses lived with her owner since she was 6 weeks of age. Financial reasons and a traveling job prompted her owner to surrender her to United Yorkie Rescue. According to her mom, she is a barker and a cuddler, trained to puppy pads, and is very healthy. Once we have completed all her vetting including a spay and vaccination updates, she will be ready for adoption. She is good around other dogs; no small children please because she might be prompted to snap if not properly handled. If interested in adopting Reeses, please follow the link below to complete an application.

Adoption Pending

To date we've spent $579.78 on Reeses's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $359.78 in donations.
Please donate!

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

To fill out the adoption application for Reeses click here.
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