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LOOKING FOR LOVE
Welcome to “Looking for Love.” These are UYR’s rescue and surrender pups. They come in all ages and sizes, but they have one thing in common; They are looking for love. If you have a place in your heart and your home for one of these Yorkies, please, use the provided link to fill out an “Adoption Application.”
Your adoption application will be processed as quickly as possible. It is UYR’s mission to get the perfect home for our beloved Yorkshire Terriers.
Thank you for visiting the “Looking for Love” page. Please, feel free to browse the other pages to see all the things we do here at United Yorkie Rescue.
UYR DOES NOT SHIP ITS RESCUES. THE ADOPTER MUST PICK UP THE ADOPTIVE PUP FROM THE FOSTER PARENT'S HOME EITHER BY CAR, OR PLANE WITH THE PUP RIDING IN THE CABIN WITH YOU.
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Maxwell after surgery
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
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 UYR’s 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 $2124.81 on Maxwell's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $2639.00 in donations.
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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BooBoo is a 4 month old, 2 pound adorable puppy who is being fostered in Ft. Myers, FL.
BooBoo can't go to his forever home for another month.
Initial Bio 6-9-16 BooBoo is a 4 month old, 2 pound little Yorkie boy. He just came to us today. He is being fostered in Ft. Myers, Fl
BooBoo's mom had a serious accident that will require extensive treatment. She is now unable to take care of a puppy. She knew that United Yorkie Rescue would take care of her little pup and find him the perfect forever family.
BooBoo will see the vet tomorrow for additional puppy shots and a well puppy check. He will need to be neutered before he can be adopted, therefore it may be a month or two before BooBoo is ready for his forever home. We do know that he is a puppy with all the puppy needs for training and activity.
Stay tuned. More will be coming on little BooBoo very soon.
For more information, contact my foster parents at: email@example.com.
To fill out the adoption application for BooBoo click here.
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Diesel is an 8 year old, 12 pound Yorkie Boy residing in Clearwater, FL
Just look at how handsome this fella is! Would he be a perfect addition to YOUR HOME?
THANK YOU TO DIESEL'S RESCUE ANGELS!
Lisa Prosen, Jean Moffitt
Updated bio 6-19-16 Diesel is an amazing 8 year-old, 10 lb. Yorkie male being fostered in Clearwater, Florida.
Diesel belonged to a woman who had him his entire life before she passed away. He was very well cared for and loved during his lifetime with her. The remaining family was unable to keep him and asked us for help rehoming him. He is very sweet and loves to play and snuggle. He is mostly housetrained, but has occasional accidents if he’s not taken out right after eating. He is very social and gets along with other dogs and loves to be around people as much as possible.
Diesel has a condition called Exocrine Pancreatic Insufficiency or EPI. You can read about this condition here http://www.whole-dog-journal.com/issues/12_3/features/Exocrine-Pancreatic-Insuffinciency-in-Dogs_16109-1.html
Diesel's condition means that his pancreas does not make the enzymes necessary for food digestion. This is easily managed by a special diet and the addition of special enzyme power to his food twice a day. As long as he gets his enzymes added to his food there are no problems. However, he MUST get this in order for his body to digest his food. Without the enzymes no matter what or how much Diesel eats it will be as if he was consuming nothing at all and he will rapidly lose weight and literally starve.
Diesel is current on all his vaccinations and has recently been diagnosed with a grade 2-3 luxating patella in his right hind knee. His foster parents are training him not to jump when he gets excited to go out.. A little glucosamine one a day would help too, but this is very common in small dogs, especially Yorkies. Diesel does not appear to be in any pain and has not slowed down at all from this
Diesel is a very well mannered dog who needs a special adopter who will be committed to his care and will be very diligent about adding his enzyme power to his prescription food. His enzymes cost about $35 dollars for a month's supply (approximately $70 per bag which lasts 60-70 days). His prescription food is about $35 for a month's supply, but it is no more expensive than most high quality no grain dog food. If you are interested in adopting Diesel be sure you are able to commit to making sure he gets the enzyme power with each meal, and please understand that there will be that additional cost each month for his enzyme powder.
Updated Bio 5-17-16 Diesel is an 8 year-old, 10 lb. Yorkie male. Diesel is being fostered in Clearwater, Florida.
Diesel is a very sweet pup. He loves to play and snuggle. He is mostly house trained, but has occasional accidents if he’s not taken out right after eating. Diesel is very social and gets along with other dogs. He mostly just loves to be around people as much as possible.
Diesel has a condition called Exocrine Pancreatic Insufficiency or EPI. You can read about this condition here http://www.whole-dog-journal.com/issues/12_3/features/Exocrine-Pancreatic-Insuffinciency-in-Dogs_16109-1.html
Diesel's condition means that his pancreas does not make the enzymes necessary for food digestion. This is easily managed by a special diet and the addition of special enzyme power to his food twice a day. As long as he gets his enzymes added to his food there are no problems. However, he MUST get this in order for his body to digest his food. Without the enzymes no matter what or how much Diesel eats it will be as if he was consuming nothing at all and he will rapidly lose weight and literally starve.
Diesel is current on all his vaccinations and has recently been diagnosed with a grade 2-3 luxating patella in his right hind knee. This is pretty common in small dogs and is not affecting him in any way. He’s doing great and learning to follow his foster parents’ guidance to not jump when he gets excited. He does not appear to be in any pain or has slowed him down at all.
Diesel is a very well mannered dog who needs a special adopter who will be committed to his care and will be very diligent about adding his enzyme power to his prescription food. His enzymes cost about $35 dollars for a month's supply. His prescription food is about $35 for a month's supply, but it is no more expensive then most high quality no grain dog food. If you are interested in adopting Diesel be sure you are able to commit to making sure he gets the enzyme power with each meal, and please understand that there will be that additional cost each month for his enzyme powder.
Initial Bio 4/9/2016
Meet Diesel! He is an adorable 8 year old, 12 pound Yorkie boy being fostered in Clearwater Florida.
Poor Diesel recently lost his forever human Mamma who passed away too soon. His remaining family could not take him and reached out to UYR to help find Diesel a perfect new forever home.
Diesel is a super sweet boy who loves to play and snuggle. He is housetrained and gets along with other pets. Diesel does have some special needs however. He has a condition called Exocrine Pancreatic Insufficiency or EPI. You can read about this condition here EPI
Diesel's condition means that his pancreas does not make the enzymes necessary for food digestion. This is easily managed by a special diet and the addition of special enzyme power to his food twice a day. As long as he gets his enzymes added to his food there are no problems. However he MUST get this in order for his body to digest his food. Without the enzymes now matter what or how much Diesel eats it will be as if he was consuming nothing at all and he will rapidly lose weight and literally starve.
We are looking for a special adopter for him who can be committed to his care and diligent about adding his enzyme power to his prescription food. His enzymes cost about $70 dollars for a two month supply. His prescription food is about $35 for a month's supply. Please don't apply to adopt him unless you have the financial means to pay for his care and the commitment to administer his enzyme powder with his meals.
Diesel is all up to date on his care and just needs to be microchipped before he is ready for adoption. You can email his foster dad for more information at firstname.lastname@example.org
To date we've spent $207.77 on Diesel's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $220.00 in donations.
For more information, contact my foster parents at: Shall@catchthemquick.com.
To fill out the adoption application for Diesel click here.
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Doogie is an 8 year old, 10 pound Yorkie Mix residing in Largo, FL
Doogie is going to be an awesome family addition! Could he be for you?
THANK YOU TO DOOGIE'S RESCUE ANGELS!
Update Bio 5/26/16: Hi folks I am Doogie and I am looking for love, love, love! I am also doing great in my Foster home. My FM says I am very much a companion dog and want to be right by her side at all times. When she sits on the couch I need to be right up against her or I try and sneak on her lap. The closer the better for me!
Foster Mom: Doogie is a joy, is potty trained and he would love so much a one on one home. Also, the cyst that was removed is good news..benign! I hope to find that perfect home for him as he so deserves it!
Updated bio 4/20/16 Doggie is a very friendly, happy little guy. He loves people and gets along with other small dogs, though he gets skittish around bigger dogs and will bark them. He also does not care for young children, but would be okay with children over the age of 12 as long as they are calm and gentle around him.
Almost all Doogie’s vetting is done. Doogie has undergone his dental cleaning and has beautiful pearly whites now. He also had a small cyst removed on the right side.
Doogie is looking for that special someone who would like to just hold him and cuddle with him all the time. He loves to be held like a baby and will put his head on your shoulder. He is very lovable and wants to be either on your lap or held every chance he gets. He snuggles up to your back at night. He would love to have a forever home with someone who wants a best friend to be with most of the time. He loves to go for long walks and would be a great walking companion. His foster mom has a doggie stroller so if he needs a break he can go for a ride.
Doogie is housebroken and waits to be taken outside for a small walk in the morning. He would do best in a home with someone to take him out often so his house training continues to be successful.
On April 28th Doogie will be ready for that special home with someone to love him forever! If you are looking for a lap dog that gives lots of kisses, Doogie is the one for you! If you want a best buddy to love and cuddle with, one who will be devoted to you for all his life, make Doogie yours forever.
4-3-16 Meet Doogie. He is our newest foster boy He is a very adorable 8 year old, 10 pound yorkie mix. He is being fostered in Largo, FL.
Doogie just came to his foster home yesterday. His owner could no longer care for him and sadly had to give him up. According to his former owner he is good with other dogs, good with kids, and even good with cats. Doogie is house trained too. Could it get any better?
Doogie has already settled in after only a day. He likes to stay by his foster mom’s side and loves her attention. She has taken him on a few walks and he really enjoys the exercise. He is an energetic guy.
Doogie needs to have a dental and get his vaccinations updated. After that he will be ready for his forever home. Doogie would be a great family dog with kids over the age of 9. He loves to run around so a home with a fenced yard would be nice too. If you think Doogie is the doggie for you, please fill out an adoption application for him. You won’t be sorry.
To date we've spent $564.65 on Doogie's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $62.50 in donations.
For more information, contact my foster parents at: Yorkieangels@yahoo.com.
To fill out the adoption application for Doogie click here.
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Kaci is a young, 2 year old sweet girl. She is a yorkie mix weighing 10 pounds. Kaci is being fostered in Bunnell, FL.
Kaci needs your help to get her eye surgery so she can see again.
Initial Bio 6-26-16 This little foxy looking girl has been though so much and has so much more still to go through. Kaci found herself in the shelter and no longer had a home to call her own. What is worse is that both her eyes have severe cataracts and she can't see. Her left eye is bulging out of its socket and needs to be surgically removed as soon as possible. Her right eye is cloudy and covered with a cataract. This is so unusual for a dog this young and we knew we had to help her and get her out of that shelter right away and get her eyes taken care of. We owed her a chance.
Kaci has only been in her foster home for a day, but her foster mom said a sweeter dog doesn't exist. She is pretty sure Kaci is blind because she is bumping into things. Her foster mom always lets her know when she is approaching her. Even though she's only been there a day we already know that Kaci is house trained and so loving and grateful for a warm home and a loving foster mom.
United Yorkie Rescue is determined to help this baby. She will be taken to the vet immediately for the surgery she must have to remove her left eye, and then we are going to do everything possible to raise money for the removal of the cataract in her remaining eye so she can see. She is so young and so deserving, and once again we are asking our angels to dig into their pockets and donate whatever they can to help this young little pup see again. She needs your help. She has already been let down and gone uncared for enough in her short life. Let's not allow that to happen again. Anything you can give to help us get Kaci her surgery will be so great appreciated by Kaci and by United Yorkie Rescue.
Thank you for caring about Kaci and for once again coming to our aide in helping this sweet, loving pup.
To date we've spent $0 on Kaci's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $0 in donations.
For more information, contact my foster parents at: email@example.com.
To fill out the adoption application for Kaci click here.
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Lily Ann is an adorable 8 pound, 1 and a half year old yorkie sweetheart. She is being fostered in West Palm Beach, FL. So much cuteness in one sweet pup.
THANK YOU TO LILY ANN'S RESCUE ANGELS!
Irene and Peter Havas in memory of Buddy and Vanessa
Initial bio 6/14/2016: Meet Lily Ann! Lily Ann is a rambunctious 1 ½ year-old Yorkie girl. Lily Ann weighs 8.2 lbs. She is a little too lean and could benefit from gaining a 1/2-pound or so. Her owners gave up Lily Ann because they didn't have time for her. Lily Ann has a very soft puppy like coat and is black and gold. She also has "puppy plumage". Her tail is natural and has not been docked.
Lily Ann is a typical puppy and is always on the go! She loves to play and is always looking for something to do. She loves to fetch balls, toys, or anything you throw. She gets along with the kitties in the house, but she wants to play with them. She does understand and respects the power of the cat claws. She is fine with the other dogs in the house. However, she seems to want to be the dominant dog and doesn't like being corrected by them and had gotten into some scuffles with her being the instigator. We feel she would do best in a home with either no other dogs, or dogs that are submissive, her size or larger, not too old and playful as well.
Lily Ann has had a couple of accidents in the house and is not 100% house trained. She will use pee pads, and she will go outside, and hopefully she start to do that all the time. She does not mark and doesn't appear to need to go out that often. It is possible her new owner is going to have to work with her a little more with house training and may have to realize she may have accidents until she get acclimated to where to ask to go out. It will help with her house training to take her out often and reward and praise her. Lily Ann likes going for walks and is pretty good on the leash. She walks nicely and doesn’t pull much while walking
We are not sure if Lily Ann she is crate trained; she is however, not destructive. She is also good about not running out the front door when it's opened. She will sit and wait.
Lily Ann's ideal home would be with someone who has experience with puppies or high-energy dogs and understands they need a lot of attention. Lily Ann has been around children and would be fine around well-behaved children over the age of 12 who are gentle with smaller dogs. Lily Ann will need to be spayed and have her vaccinations. After that she is ready to go to her forever home.
If you think you may be the right family for this sweet dog, please submit an adoption application for her. Here is a link to watch a video of this wonderful dog. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oiHJy7SVZPs
To date we've spent $404.01 on Lily Ann's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $20.00 in donations.
For more information, contact my foster parents at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
To fill out the adoption application for Lily Ann click here.
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Lucky is 6 years old, 8 pounds and resides in Lighthouse Point, FL.
Lucky was hit by a car and rescued by UYR, He is recovering from very extensive and expensive Ortho Surgery. Lucky thanks everyone for their help and hopes that you continue to support him!
THANK YOU TO LUCKY'S RESCUE ANGELS!
Stephanie Frey, Wendy Fuhrmaneck, Jane St. John, Sandy Pagnotta, Karry Rogers, Deena Sloan, Ana Vanbrocklin, John Sauser, Jeanine Mayden, Lynda Slipetz, Pamela Davis, Kathleen Fisher, Bonnie Vaupel, Judith Graham Burgess, Sarah Bartel, Barbara Russo, Olga Stecker, Denise Scafe
Update 6/14/16: Lucky wants me to just give you great news! He went to the vet last week for his X-rays and he is healing as expected. His broken bone is about completely healed and he is ready to find his forever home.
Lucky is house trained and waits to be taken outside. He has been walking on the leash 2 times a day for approximately 20 minutes for each walk and he loves it. He is about the happiest fellow you could ever see. Lucky has been through so much and still he is the sweetest dog ever. He will follow his people all over and wherever they are, he is there too. He is calm, loves attention, and belly rubs. He will lie on your lap and he will just go off to sleep.
Lucky gets along fine with other dogs, but would be just fine as the only pup in the house. A home with a backyard or with someone to take him out often would be the best for Lucky.
He does not like being left alone for long periods of time, so someone home much of the time would be ideal for Lucky. If you are looking for a loving and sweet dog Lucky is the perfect fit. He would be the best companion you can have. What a great fellow! Lucky is now proud to say that he is definitely a Lucky boy.
Little Update 5-27-16 Lucky is still not ready to be adopted, but just check out his before and after pictures. Isn't is amazing what love and care can do? Please remember to keep Lucky in your heart as he finishes healing from his surgery. Your donations will continue to help us to help Lucky and other wounded pups like him.
Updated bio: 5/14/16: Lucky, a 6 year old, 8 pound little Yorkie who had been hit by a car and suffered a broken pelvis. He is being fostered in Lighthouse Point, FL.
Lucky had surgery 3 days ago, and is recovering as expected. He is still in a lot of pain, and yelps when he moves. He is on antibiotics and pain medication but he will feel poorly for a while more. He is alert and eating, drinking, and using the potty outside.
Lucky needs to be crated much of the time in order to heal. He has been in a crate for about 2 weeks and yesterday he finally let us know he is over being crated. He is not supposed to be moving around for a while, but his foster parents have taken him out and put his bed next to theirs when they are home so he doesn't feel so alone.
Since he now wants to be with his people, his foster mom and dad are taking that as a positive sign he is healing, even though he is still in pain. Lucky won't be available for adoption until August or later as his healing will take several months.
United Yorkie Rescue wishes to thank all Lucky's Rescue Angels for the love and kindness they have shown to Lucky. Please remember that every dollar helps us to help Lucky and so many others like him. Any penny you can spare will be so greatly appreciated.
Updated bio 5/12/2016: Six year old Lucky is being fostered in Lighthouse Point, FL. Lucky had his surgery to fix his fractured pelvis yesterday. Now that he is shaved, we can see he is very black and blue from being hit by a car. His surgery was successful, but Lucky doesn't know that yet. The poor little guy had a pair of male body parts removed, and at the same time, had a couple of extra metal body parts added - a steel plate and screw.
He isn't feeling so lucky at the moment as he is still in a lot of pain, and moving continues to cause him to yelp out in pain. But, he is a good little dog, and knows to potty outside, and he is diligent about that. He is eating fine, and we were able to get him to eat his antibiotics and pain medication hidden in a bit of hamburger. Lucky will be on crate and bed rest for the next 3 months and won't be able to be adopted until August or later, depending on his recovery. He will be crated for the first 2 weeks, and then after, he is allowed a short 5 minute walk a day, to be increased by 5 minutes every week. We do not want to rush his progress and cause the repair to fail, so we have to be very diligent in making sure he doesn't run or jump.
Lucky would rather not stand at the moment, so he ate his breakfast lying down. He will have an e collar on for the first 2 weeks to prevent him from chewing on his stitches. Go to the YouTube link to see a video of him eating his breakfast this morning: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=72L0rXiI6fQ
Lucky's surgery was expensive, please help United Yorkie Rescue by donating whatever you can. Lucky and all the other dogs we save will be so appreciative of your generosity, caring, and kindness. Without your help we cannot do all we need to do for these dogs that need our help so much.
Updated bio: 5/9/16: Lucky has a very important date with the orthopedic surgeon this Wednesday at 10:00 am. At this time, he will have his fractures repaired and he will also be neutered. Not surprising, his teeth are in horrendous shape and he needs a dental, but that will have to wait for another day. Please keep Lucky in your thoughts.
Lucky's surgery will be very expensive. Please find it in your hearts to donate whatever you can to little Lucky
Initial Bio 5-8-16 Lucky was rescued today from the Palm Beach Animal Control Shelter. He is only 6 years old and weighs just 8 pounds. Lucky is being fostered in Lighthouse Point, FL in Broward County.
This is just about the saddest little boy that can be found on Mother's Day. He was most likely hit by a car a few days ago and languished in the shelter while his former owners were deciding whether or not they wanted him back. They finally decided they didn't want him back after all, and the angels from United Yorkie Rescue immediately stepped in.
The shelter has kept him pretty much pain free with medication, but he needs surgery and he needs it very soon. He is walking on his front legs, and only occasionally putting down his left hind leg but he is unstable and wobbly on that leg. His radiograph pictures showed a pelvic fracture on the right side through the lower intestines. He is somewhat dehydrated and has a lot bruising on the lower part of his abdomen. He doesn't sound very lucky, does he? But wait......
United Yorkie Rescue named this little guy Lucky because that is what we hope he is. He is Lucky because he is now safe, and he is Lucky because he will get the care he needs, and he is Lucky because the pain will soon go away. Now please help us continue to make him Lucky by helping United Yorkie Rescue find the money for what we know will be expensive vet and orthopedic care. Your donations will mean so much to us and even more to Lucky. Show him that even though his former owners let him down, people are kind and they are caring and he will never be let down again.
Lucky will be taken to the vet Monday and hopefully have surgery within a day or two after that. He will also need to be neutered and have a dental. Please check back soon when we know more about Lucky boy and what lies ahead for him as he makes his way towards recovery.
And please, donate whatever you can to help us help little Lucky boy.
To see a video of Lucky go to https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kRkA2sz0LFQ
To date we've spent $1969.34 on Lucky's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $1460.99 in donations.
For more information, contact my foster parents at: Anayorkiemom@yahoo.com.
To fill out the adoption application for Lucky click here.
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Mack is a 11 year young, 10 pound Yorkie Mix residing in Leesburg, FL
Mighty Mack is in need of a family that is home most of the time to give him the loving that he has been missing!
Initial Bio 6-13-16 Meet Mack. Mack is a precious 11-year-old Yorkie Mix fellow. He weighs 10 pounds. Mighty Mack and is being fostered in Leesburg, FL.
Mack arrived at his foster home just today and has already visited with his vet. He will need a little care before he is ready for his forever home. He currently has a urinary tract infection, which will need to be cleared up before he can be adopted. He is on medication for that now. Mack will also get a nice bath and a grooming very soon. He is a little shy right now and not quite sure of things, but he is already following his foster mom all over and cuddling up next to her on the couch.
And now a few words from Mack--Hi, this is Mack. I only just arrived in my foster home, and I have already settled in. I love my foster mommy and my foster fur brother. I have found the toy box and love all the toys. I am so happy that all you have to do is call my name and I wag my tail. I snuggle next to my foster mommy in bed so I have a great night's sleep. I love to go for walks and do my business outside. My life is almost perfect. I am just waiting for my furever home Hope to hear from you soon.
If you have a place in your home and in your heart for this wonderful senior boy who has many years left in him, please fill out an adoption application for him. Mack will be your best buddy and give you all his love and hundreds of kisses everyday.
To date we've spent $0 on Mack's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $50.00 in donations.
For more information, contact my foster parents at: email@example.com.
To fill out the adoption application for Mack click here.
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Precious Maxi is a 3 year old, 12 pound Shih Tzu mix boy residing in Leesburg, FL
Updated Bio - 6-20-16 Maxi is an absolutely adorable 3-year-old Shih Tzu mix, possibly Yorkie, boy. He weighs about 12 pounds. Maxi is being fostered in Leesburg, FL.
Maxi is the sweetest, friendliest dog. He got along with the other dogs in his foster home the minute he met them and he wanted to play with them. He loves toys and will play tug with the other dogs, or he will be happy playing with the toy by himself. He will drag a doggie blanket around and try to make a little net for himself to nap in.
From the first day Maxi arrived, he allowed his foster mom to clip the hairs around his eyes and to clean under his eyes. He even let her put drops in his ears. In fact he was so sweet he turned over on his back for a belly rub while she was putting the drops in his ears. There is no question he is a loving, sweet, friendly dog, who loves people mostly, but also likes most other dogs who are friendly and playful. Maxi does not seem to be bothered by the cats and pretty much just ignores them.
Maxi loves his crate and will happily sleep in there all night. He will sometimes, during the day, take himself into his crate for a quick little rest. He is great in the car and he is a super eater. He will clean that bowl before you can put it down and walk away. He walks nicely on a leash.
Maxi does have allergies and will sometimes sneeze. He is given either a Zyrtec or Benadryl tablet and it seems to clear it right up. He will occasionally scratch himself but the Zytrec helps that too. He likes to get a bath and the soothing aloe and oatmeal shampoo helps and calms his skin right down. Occasionally some hydrocortisone spray will also help. This appears to no longer be a big issue with him since getting the over the counter medication.
The only not so great thing is that Maxi is not totally house trained. He will still have accidents in the house. He will do most of his business outside, but he sometimes forgets. He does have on a bellyband in his foster home and that has stopped his foster parents from having to clean up after him, but he is learning and they believe with time, patience, treats, and being taken out often he is young and he will get it. No matter, because his cuteness and sweetness makes up for any anything about Maxi that is not so perfect.
Maxi is already up to date on all his vaccinations. He is neutered and heartworm free. He is ready for his forever home. Maxi would do great in a home with another small dog, or as an only dog. He would be fine with kids over the age of 12. This pup is about perfect. If you want a fluffy, ball of fur to love and to love you back, this boy is the one for you. Fill out an adoption application and make Maxi your special fellow.
Initial Bio - 6-2-16 Meet Maxi. He is an absolutely adorable 3-year-old Shih Tzu mix, possibly Yorkie, boy. He weighs about 12 pounds. Maxi is being fostered in Leesburg, FL.
Maxi was turned in to the shelter because his owners no longer wanted him.. When Maxi was getting groomed the groomer cut his hind leg so badly and deeply that he went to bite her because of the pain. It was so deep he needed to be rushed to the vet and the vet had to staple the wound closed. There was a lot of blood all over poor Maxi and he had to be cleaned up. In the process of stapling the wound closed and getting cleaned up, Maxi never showed a bit of aggression, but his owner decided to turn him into the shelter anyway. Because of the attempted aggression the shelter had to put him in quarantine for 15 days. Over those 15 days all they saw was a friendly, happy dog who showed no aggression whatsoever. He greeted the staff with his tail wagging and he always wanted to play with the other dogs. His status was changed from fear aggression to friendly. His reaction to being so badly hurt was very normal and very instinctive. He was hurt and he reacted the way any dog would.
Although he has only been in his foster home a very short time his foster parents will tell you that without a doubt Maxi is the sweetest, friendliest dog. He immediately got along with the other dogs in his foster home the minute he met them and he wanted to play with them. He allowed his foster mom to clip the hairs around his eyes and to clean under his eyes. He even let her put drops in his ears. In fact he was so sweet he turned over on his back for a belly rub while she was putting the drops in his ears. This all happened within the first hour of his arrival at his foster home. There is no question he is a loving, sweet, friendly dog and loves people and other dogs.
Maxi is already up to date on all his vaccinations. He is neutered and heartworm free. He is ready for his forever home. Maxi would do great in a home with other small dogs and with kids over the age of 10. He is house trained and crate trained. He rides well in the car and walks nicely on a leash. He is a good eater too. This dog is about perfect. If you want a fluffy, ball of fur to love and to love you back, this boy is the one for you. Fill out an adoption application and make Maxi your fellow.
To date we've spent $109.70 on Maxi's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $0 in donations.
For more information, contact my foster parents at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
To fill out the adoption application for Maxi click here.
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Radar is an adorable 4.5 pound, 8 year old Yorkie boy. He is being fostered in The Villages, FL.
He is looking for his final forever home.
Initial Bio 6-11-16 Radar just arrived at his foster home this morning. This little 4.5-pound, 8 year old Yorkie boy is being fostered in The Villages, FL.
Radar has been through so much and is still such a sweet boy. He has gone from home to home because his former families, and there were at least 3 of them, were unable to care for him for one reason or another. He will need all his vaccinations, possibly a neuter, heartworm and fecal tests, and a dental.
We don't know much about Radar except that he takes a few days to settle into his environment. Something happened in his past that made him anxious and a little fearful of people. His last owner, the one he had before coming into United Yorkie Rescue only had him a very short time, but she said it took him a few days to relax. She very much wanted to keep this sweet boy, unfortunately she could not because her other dogs were not liking him. She did tell us this about Radar. He loves to snuggle and cuddle. He is crate trained, but not leash trained, so a fenced backyard would be ideal for him. And once he got used to where to go to do his business he asked to go out.
Radar’s foster dad is going to take Radar to the vet this coming week and we will know much more about his health. He will also get to know Radar and Radar's personality. Radar will need time to settle in and feel safe in his foster home. Please check back soon for more on Radar. He will make someone a wonderful pup. His next home must be his last and forever home. Radar needs and deserves someone to commit to him and to love and care for him the rest of his life.
To date we've spent $378.27 on Radar's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $0 in donations.
For more information, contact my foster parents at: email@example.com.
To fill out the adoption application for Radar click here.
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Riley is a super friendly male Yorkie who is 7.5 years old. He weighs 5.5 pounds and resides in St. Augustine, FL
THANK YOU TO RILEY'S RESCUE ANGELS!
Rhonda Gillon Means
Updated bio 6-15-16 Hi everyone. My name is Riley and I am just about 7 ½ years old. I am 5.5 pounds of nothing but sweetness. That’s what my foster mom says, anyway. It was sad when my first mom could not take care of me because of some things happening in her life. She contacted United Yorkie Rescue and here I am. I am being fostered in the oldest city in USA, well that’s what they tell me, and that is St Augustine, FL.
There are 3 other Yorkies here and a CAT!!!! We all get along just fine. I have learned how to go outside into the yard to do my business. I really do know how to behave. I love to play with all the toys in the house. Most of all I love my foster mom and dad's laps.
Sometimes we go for walks in the evening, but I’m not too fond of that. I love car rides. Foster mom has to check on me because I am so good and just sit there. She has to make sure I am okay, I am so quiet, just minding my own business. When it's bedtime I will go into my bed, but I always end up in my foster parents’ bed by morning time! Now my foster mom would like to say a few words about what a wonderful pup I am.
Hello, this is Riley’s Foster Mom. Riley is a wonderful little guy. He had his dental and only had two teeth pulled. Now he has bright shiny teeth. He was also groomed and he was such a good boy at the groomer’s. They couldn’t get over what a sweet fellow Riley is. Riley is a little frightened of loud noises and fast movements. Riley is a great little guy and would be a great pup for the right family
Riley is up to date on all vaccinations, and has been neutered. He is ready to go to his forever home. If you want the most perfect little dog, Riley may be the one for you. Please, because of Riley’s small size, he can’t go to a home with children under 14 years old. Please fill out an adoption application and remember Riley is his name. If you have any questions please email foster mom at firstname.lastname@example.org,
Initial Bio 6-5-16: Riley is a very friendly, happy little guy. His owner, who was beginning a new life experience and could no longer care for this little guy properly, sadly surrendered him to United Yorkie Rescue. He loves people and loves to be cuddled and spend time sitting on his people's lap. He gets along with other dogs, but will mark if other males are around, therefore he may need a bellyband for a while. He gets along with cats too and likes well-behaved children over the age of 12. He is crate trained and walks nicely on a leash. Riley responds well to the command "Sit" and will do as told. Riley is a little frightened of loud noises and fast movements. Riley is a great little dog and would be a wonderful pup for the right family.
Riley is up to date on all his vaccinations. He is heartworm negative and already neutered. He does need a dental and will get that very soon.
Riley just arrived at his foster home. More on little sweet Riley will be coming very soon.
I've Been Adopted!
To date we've spent $274.50 on Riley FL's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $50.00 in donations.
For more information, contact my foster parents at: email@example.com.
To fill out the adoption application for Riley FL click here.
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Rocky G is 11 years old, weighs 10 pounds and resides in Miramar, FL.
Rocky has turned out to be such a special boy...but he still needs help with his eye issues!
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
Update 6/11/16: Hi Everyone! It’s me again, Rocky! Well, it’s been a rough go lately. I went to a doggie eye specialist and he tried a couple of not fun things. I wouldn’t mind so much, but they didn’t 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 haven’t 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 wasn’t 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 someone’s backyard. I was full of dirt when she picked me up from the shelter. My eyes were so coated with junk that I couldn’t close my eyes and I couldn’t see anything, so I just walked around bumping into everything. Now, I can see a little bit and it’s 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, that’s 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. I’ve 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 .
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!
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 $1724.18 on Rocky G's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $1539.00 in donations.
For more information, contact my foster parents at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
To fill out the adoption application for Rocky G click here.
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Scooter is a very sweet, 10 year young, little 7 pound Yorkie boy. Scooter is being fostered in Seminole, FL.
Updated bio 6-23-16 Hi, it’s me Scooter – I want to tell you that so much has happened in just 3 days. I got a bath, went to the vet, got a new foster family including a foster fur sister. I am in a new home, I have my stuff in this new house but I liked sitting in my crate. The foster mom in this new home appears to be nice. As a matter of fact I barked and she didn’t let me go outside so I decided to go number 2 in my crate. I could have gone on her floor because the door to the crate is open but I was scared. My bark didn’t mean anything to her but that sure changed after seeing me going potty in my crate. Boy, that sure got her attention! Guess what? I thought she was going to be mad but she just pulled me out and told me I was a sweet boy and took me outside. I thought I was really going to get it but she was so nice to me, so I decided to sit outside my crate in my new foster sister’s bed - she doesn’t sit in it much since she is usually in Foster Mom or Dad’s lap.
I’ve only been here a few days but Foster Mom already took me to see the Doggster, who cut my very long nails. That part felt good but not all the shots I got. My foster mom says now I don’t have to worry about getting sick. The Doggster said I was in good health except for my knees but lots of us Yorkies have problems with our knees. He said I needed to come back and get my teeth cleaned. Then when I got home they gave me flea and heartworm medicine so I don’t have to worry about that either.
I am now sitting in my own bed because my foster Mom gave me a few new toys in my bed. She picks me up and talks to me every now and then. My Foster Sister says I can’t sit on the sofa with Foster Mom but Foster Mom picks me up and puts me on her lap anyway – I don’t feel real comfortable with her but I am liking her more and more. She gave me some treats. Let’s see …. treats, new toys, nice soft voices, I am feeling better about this every hour I am here. I now am lying in my bed looking at her. She seems to like it when I sit up and look at her when she talks to me. She told me I was going to go see her grand dogs for a few days next week. She said they are big dogs so I will have to stay in the fenced in play area she has for me and my foster sister. She said she would bring my bed and I hope she brings those treats too!! I think I am going to like it here, but she says she will get me another nice new home someday. I like it when she talks to me. Maybe my foster sister has the right idea sitting in her lap –maybe it’s a good thing. I’ll just sit right here in my bed and think about it for a while. I’ll let you know of any more new adventures in a week or two.
Also if you think you would like to adopt a very sweet, but shy fellow like me, please put in an adoption application because I am really the most perfect guy. Just takes me a little while to get over my shyness, but when I do, I am the bomb!!
Initial Bio 6/22/16 Scooter just arrived at his foster home and his foster mom said he has been very quiet and not sure about all this. According to his former owner he is house trained and a very good boy. He loves people and having his belly rubbed. Scooter hasn't had the opportunity to be around other dogs. That will change in his foster home. He is not fond of children, though. He is possessive of his toys and likes to chew on them. Scooter is crate trained, but may not do well on a leash, so a fenced yard may be necessary for him.
Scooter may be a senior, but he is a very healthy, loving little pup. Don't pass him by because of his age. He has many good years left in him. He would be great with a retired person or couple who are ready to love and care for him the rest of his life.
So much more will be known about Scooter as he settles into his foster home. New pictures coming too. Stay tuned.
To date we've spent $150.20 on Scooter's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $0 in donations.
For more information, contact my foster parents at: Meic@tampabay.rr.com.
To fill out the adoption application for Scooter click here.
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Sparky is a spunky young fellow. This sweet Yorkie mix is only a year old. Sparky weighs 18 pounds and would be a great family dog. Sparky is being fostered in North Port, FL
Updated bio 6-20-16 Sparky is a healthy 1-year-old puppy. He is a big boy at 18 pounds. Sparky is a Yorkie mix, being fostered in North Port, FL.
Sparky’s foster mom is so thrilled to report that Sparky did great at the vet. He is a healthy, happy, just about perfect boy. He is house trained and very playful. He just loves playing with the other dogs in the home.
Sparky loves to give his foster dad hugs and love!! He Just jumps on him and places the upper part of his body by his foster dad’s neck and stays there. Then Sparky gives him kisses and more kisses!! What a sweetie.
Sparky would do best in an active home with another young pup and a fenced in backyard. Please no children under the age of 10.
Initial Bio 6/15/16 Sparky is a very young, sweet, happy puppy. He is most likely a beautiful Chorkie (Yorkie/Chihuahua mix) He was so happy to be rescued from the shelter today he was jumping for joy. He had been sitting in the shelter a long time waiting for someone to come rescue him and United Yorkie Rescue did. He is settling into his foster home, but has already made good friends with his foster brothers and sisters.
Sparky is a bigger fellow who weighs 18 pounds. He would probably do well in a home with children over the age of 8. There will be so much more to tell you about spunky Sparky once his foster parents get to know him better. Stay tuned.
To date we've spent $0 on Sparky's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $0 in donations.
For more information, contact my foster parents at: email@example.com.
To fill out the adoption application for Sparky click here.
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Sunny is growing up to be movie star handsome! He could be doing those pet food commercials...What do you think?
He is a one and a half year old, 5 pound little Chorkie (Chihuahua/Yorkie mix). He is being fostered in Palm Coast, FL.
THANK YOU TO SCRUFFY'S RESCUE ANGELS!
Nancy Stanley, Nancy Stanley, Linda Ruff
Updated bio 6-13-16 Sunny is a one and a half year-old little boy. He is a shy but very active Chorkie with highly inquisitive behavior. He was rescued from a hoarding situation where he spent his first 8 months in a crate not getting the amount of love and attention a puppy needs. He was then adopted from a local shelter, but the family found they really did not have the time for a puppy and again kept him crated. Just three days later his new family began noticing he was chewing at his feet and making big rub sores on his nose in his attempt to free himself from the confines of the crate. They contacted United Yorkie Rescue to find him yet another new home. At this point Sunny has been re-homed too many times in his short life and his next home must absolutely be his furever home. Due to his past of being confined only to a crate, he cannot be crated. Because he has been left alone with no companionship for most of his life Sunny also requires at least one stay at home mommy or daddy.
Sunny’s forever family needs to understand that he is still an active, young dog and displays typical puppy behavior. He needs to be guided with patience and understanding. He is still learning and exploring and he craves attention and playtime. Like a human baby he will get himself into trouble by putting things he finds around the house in his mouth and will chew on them. He is like a little vacuum and will pick up small objects he finds on the floor that could be potential choke hazards. He loves soft squeak toys and loves to chew out the little inner plastic squeaker! Sunny loves playtime with his person and other doggies his size and age, therefore another playmate in the household his size and age is required. He is very afraid of larger dogs. Sunny does display an Alpha personality so to prevent fighting a playmate in his next home should not be Alpha.
Sunny loves to run and play in the back yard or lay out in the warm sun, so a fenced back yard would be a plus. He is a cuddly little fella who loves to be held, be in your lap, or snuggle up next to you in your bed. He loves people and he loves to be around people. Because of not having any consistancy in the past, he does need help with housebreaking but being part Chihuahua and stubborn he may just have to wear belly bands when inside.
Sunny is a happy energetic little boy that craves attention. He is looking for love and the perfect home that will guide him with patience and the understanding that he has been neglected in the past.
Updated bio 5-1-16 Sweet little Sunny is only about a year old. He is a 5 lb Yorkie Mix. Sunny is being fostered in Palm Coast, FL.
Sunny is a shy but very active Chorkie (Yorkie/Chihuahua mix) with a highly inquisitive behavior. He was rescued from a hoarding situation where he spent his first 8 months in a crate not getting the amount of love and attention a puppy needs. He was then adopted from a local shelter, but the family found they really did not have the time for a puppy and again kept him crated. Just three days later his new family began noticing he was chewing at his feet and making big rub sores on his nose in his attempt to free himself from the confines of the crate. At that time they contacted United Yorkie Rescue to find him yet another new home. Sunny has now been re-homed too many times in his short life and his next home must absolutely be his furever home. Due to his past of being confined only to a crate, he cannot be crated. Because he has been left alone with no companionship for most of his life Sunny also requires at least one stay at home mommy or daddy.
Sunny’s next family needs to understand that he is still an active young dog and displays typical puppy behavior. He needs to be guided with patience and understanding. He is still learning and exploring and he craves and needs attention and playtime. Like a human baby he will get himself into trouble by putting things he finds around the house in his mouth and will chew on them. He is like a little vacuum and will pick up little objects he finds that are on the floor that could be potential choke hazards. He loves soft squeak toys and loves to chew out the little inner plastic squeaker! Sunny loves playtime with his person and other doggies his size and age; therefore another playmate in the household about his size and age is required.
Sunny also loves to run and play in the back yard or lay out in the warm sun so a fenced back yard would be a plus. He is a cuddly little fella who loves to be held, be in your lap, or snuggle up next to you in your bed. He loves people and he loves to be around people. Because of not having any consistancy in the past, he does need help continued help with housebreaking. Sunny is a happy energetic little boy that craves attention. He is looking for love and the perfect home that will guide him with patience and with the understanding that he is young and has been neglected in the past. If you think Sunny is the dog for you and you have another dog for him to play with and there is someone home a lot of the time, please submit an application for this adorable, happy, sweet little fellow. You won’t be one bit sorry.
Updated bio 3-7-16 Sunny is an adorable 9 month old, 5lb Chorkie (Chihuahua Yorkie mix). Sunny is being fostered n Palm Coast. FL.
Sunny was rescued from a hoarding situation where he spent his first 8 months in a crate. He was adopted from a local shelter as a gift to a teen boy, however the teen boy did not have the time nor the interest in having a dog and again kept him crated. Just three days later his new family began noticing he was chewing at his feet and making big rubbing sores on his nose in his attempt to free himself from the confines of the crate At that point they contacted United Yorkie Rescue to find him yet another new home. So at the tender age of 8 months old Sunny has been re-homed too many times in his short life. Therefore his next home must absolutely be his furever home.
Due to his history of being confined only to a crate, he cannot be crated. Sunny has been left alone with no companionship for most of his little life. He needs at least one stay at home mommy or daddy. His next family needs to understand that he is still an active very young dog and displays typical puppy behavior. He needs to be in a home that understands he is still learning and exploring and that he craves attention and playtime. Like a human baby Sunny requires supervision, as he will get himself into trouble by putting things he finds around the house in his mouth to chew on them. He is like a little vacuum cleaner, and will pick up little objects he finds that are on the floor that could be potential choking hazards.
Sunny loves soft squeak toys and loves to chew out the little inner plastic squeaker! Sunny loves playtime with his person and other doggies his size and age, therefore another playmate in the household his size and age is necessary. He also loves to run and play in the backyard or lay out in the warm sun so a fenced yard would be a plus.
Sunny is a cuddly little fella who loves to be held, be in your lap, or snuggle up next to you in your bed. He loves people and he loves to be around people. Because of his past neglect he does need help with house training, but he is a very smart little boy and he is learning. Sunny is a happy, energetic little boy that craves attention. He is looking for love and the perfect home that will commit to him forever and guide him with patience and with the understanding that he is young and has been neglected in the past. He needs an active life style, but no children under the age of 12, please.
Update 1/07/16: Sunny is an adorable one year old, 5 lb Chorkie (Chihuahua Yorkie mix) being fostered in Palm Coast, FL.
Sunny was rescued from a hoarding situation where he spent his first 8 months in a crate. He was adopted from a local shelter as a gift to a teen boy, however the teen boy did not have the time nor the interest in having a dog and again kept him crated. Just three days later, when his new family began noticing he was chewing at his feet and making big rub sores on his nose in his attempt to free himself from the confines of the crate, they contacted United Yorkie Rescue to take him and find him another new home. At this point Sunny has been re-homed many times in his short life and his next home must absolutely be his furever home.
Due to his past of being confined only to a crate, he cannot be left in a crate. Because he has been left alone with no companionship for most of his life Sunny also requires at least one stay at home mommy or daddy. His next family needs to understand that he is still an active young dog, and displays typical puppy behavior. He needs to be in a home that understands he is still learning and exploring and that he craves attention and playtime. Like a human baby Sunny requires supervision as he will get himself in trouble by putting things he finds around the house in his mouth to chew on them. He does not chew furniture, but like a vacuum he will pick up little objects he finds that are on the floor that could be potential choke hazards. He loves soft squeak toys and loves to chew out the little plastic squeaker and then chew on it!
Sunny loves playtime with his person and other doggies his size and age therefore another playmate in the household his size and age is something that Sunny really needs, Sunny loves to run and play in the back yard so a fenced back yard would be a plus. He is a cuddly little fella that loves to be held, be in your lap or snuggle up next to you in your bed. He loves people and he loves to be around people. Because of his past neglect he does need help with house training but he is a very smart little boy. Sunny is a happy energetic little puppy who is looking for love and the perfect home that will guide him with patience and the understanding that had been neglected in the past. His next home must be FUREVER!
If you think you are the right family for Sunny please fill out an adoption application for him and make this wonderful puppy your forever boy. Because of Scruffy's small size, he would not do well with children under the age of 14.
Updated bio 11/12/15 Scruffy, whose foster mom calls;Sunny is full of sunshine and love. He was previously a victim of animal hoarding. He was initially adopted from a local shelter then suddenly found himself being surrendered to United Yorkie Rescue when his new owners felt they did not have the time to commit to taking care of the requirements of a young energetic puppy.
Scruffy has come a long way in foster care, though he is still very shy and insecure. He is also a high energy puppy and requires a lot of attention and playtime. He loves to play with squeek toys! Without constant supervision Scruffy gets into puppy mischief. He is very small and fragile, but he thinks he is a big boy. He loves other small dogs, however he is very afraid of large dogs. Scruffy's foster mom and dad are working on his potty training. He is not all the way there, but he is learning.
Due to his tiny fragile size a home with children under the age of 14 will not be considered as the best placement for this little guy. Being a young little boy, Scruffy needs a home where he can run and play, preferably with another pup around his age and size.
Scruffy's coat is on the wiry side. He often looks like windblown, like he just finished playing and had a great time. If you think Scruffy may be the puppy for you, please submit an adoption application for this little puppy boy.
Update 9/17/15: Scruffy was dropped off at a shelter along with one of his siblings. The shelter separated them and adopted them out to different homes. Sadly for Scruffy after losing his companion and just when he thought he had found his furever home, his new owners decided they did not have time that was needed to raise a young dog. Because of the instability in his first months of life, he has become very timid and will require a home where there is at least one stay at home mommy or daddy.
Scruffy hates to be crated and crating him all day is not an option, as this has been his life over the past 8 months. He has made several sores on his nose and foot trying to get out of his crate.
He is a wonderful sweet little guy that is just looking for love and a home where he will be the little prince furever. Scruffy loves to be held, be in your lap, snuggle with you in your bed at night, and just be close to his person. He is not high energy but more of a low-key easy going little guy. In the morning he wakes with his tail wagging and makes little happy growls as his way of saying “good morning”!
Scruffy gets along well with other dogs and would love a playmate his size and approximate age. Because he has been crated and not given much attention, he does need help with house training. Scruffy needs and deserves a home where he will be loved furever.
Due to his small size and shyness, a home with children over the age of 12 is preferred. Although he is young, he is not your typical puppy. He is shy and quiet and very loving. If you have the time to commit to helping this little guy overcome his shyness and insecurities and can guide him with patience and understanding then perhaps this little man would be a pawfect fit for your home. Please understand that Scruffy is very young and he needs a family that can give him a lifelong commitment.
Initial Bio 9-17-15 Meet the cutest puppy in town. This is Scruffy, an 8.5 month old, tiny little 4.8 pound chorkie (yorkie/chihuahua) boy. Scruffy is being temporarily fostered in Leesburg, FL.
Scruffy came to his foster home today. He was surrendered by a family who adopted him from a shelter. After a short while they realized they just did not have the time to train and work with a puppy. They knew they could not give him what he needed. Scruffy may have some allergies, but his foster parents are working on that. He needs another parvo/distemper puppy booster shot and a second deworming pill in 2 weeks and he will be ready to finally find his forever home. This puppy has already been in 3 homes in such a short time. It's no wonder he is having hard time with his training and with feeling secure and settled.
He loves to run around outside and like most puppies he has a lot of puppy energy. A fenced yard would be great for Scruffy. When he is ready for his puppy naps he loves to snuggle and give kisses. He gets along great with other dogs and older kids. He won't be able to go to a home with children younger than 12 years old because of his small size.
Scruffy is already microchipped and neutered and will be fully vaccinated shortly. Please keep in mind Scruffy is a very young dog and he is very active. He will need a family that has the time and energy to train him properly and kindly with his manners and his house training while understanding the needs of an active puppy. Scruffy has many years of living left in him, so he needs a home with a family who can make at least a 15 year commitment to him.
If you think you are the right family for Scruffy, please fill out an adoption application for him. Watch for new pictures and updates on Scruffy as he settles into his foster home.
To date we've spent $42.00 on Sunny's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $45.00 in donations.
For more information, contact my foster parents at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
To fill out the adoption application for Sunny click here.
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Sweet, adorable Victoria is 6 years old and only 5 pounds. This baby girl is being fostered in North Port, FL
THANK YOU TO VICTORIA'S RESCUE ANGELS!
Updated bio. 6-20-16 It’s Victoria, our sweet, little 6 year old 5 pound Yorkie girl. She’s back. Victoria just arrived back at her foster home. Sadly Victoria's adopters returned her to her Foster Mom just the other day. Tears were flowing but it was the best decision for everyone concerned.
As sad as it was, Victoria’s foster mom now knows that Victoria, although very sweet and loving, does not like young children even if just visiting. She also does not enjoy lots of people visiting her people on a frequent basis. She is very attached to her people and needs a quiet, calm environment in order to feel safe and secure.
Victoria craves lots of attention and cuddling. She loves to give and receive tons of kisses. The best forever home for Victoria is one where one or two adults reside. A retired couple or one working from home would be ideal!
Victoria cannot be adopted into a home with children under the age of 14 living there or visiting frequently. If you have the right home for this precious girl please fill out an adoption application. She’ll be the love of your life.
Updated bio 5-4-16 Little Victoria is doing great. She is an adorable 6 year old, 5 pound yorkie girl. Victoria is being fostered in North Port, FL.
Victoria’s neck is back to normal and she is just so happy!!
Little Victoria will run around all day and wow is she a great kisser. Victoria plays well with other small pups and even gets along with the cats. She enjoys going for walks. One of her favorite things to do is to cuddle with Foster Mom and Dad.
Victoria will be spayed and have a dental soon and then will be ready for her forever home.
If you feel you can provide Victoria with a safe and extremely loving home, please fill out an adoption application for this very special little girl. You won't be sorry.
Owing to her size, Victoria cannot be adopted into a home with children under the age of 12.
Update on Victoria, 4-6-16 Victoria's foster mom said that she is such a sweet girl. She loves giving her foster mom lots of kisses. The vet found that Victoria has a bruised neck fracture. Her bruised neck is being treated and we hope it will be healed within 6 to 7 weeks. In spite of her neck, Victoria is walking around and doing great. She has settled into her foster home just fine and getting along with all her fur siblings. Once her neck is healed she get spayed and updated on all her necessary vetting.
Victoria's foster mom will keep us updated on Victoria's recovery process, and when we can start accepting adoption applications for this wonderful little girl.
Initial Bio 4-3-16 Welcome to United Yorkie Rescue, lIttle Victoria. Victoria is a 6 year old, 5 pound sweet yorkie girl. She is being fostered in North Port, FL.
Victoria will be taken to the vet tomorrow to get her leg checked out. She may have a broken bone. We won't know until the vet takes X-rays. She is putting weight on her leg, but it is obvious it hurts her. We don't know too much about Victoria since she just came to us late yesterday afternoon. She will need her vaccinations, heartworm test, and possibly a spay.
Please check back soon when we know more about what the future holds for adorable little Victoria.
To date we've spent $991.00 on Victoria's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $25.00 in donations.
For more information, contact my foster parents at: email@example.com.
To fill out the adoption application for Victoria click here.
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Grace is an adorable 7.5 pound, 2 year old (estimate) Yorkie mix girl being fostered in Athens, Georgia.
THANK YOU TO GRACE'S RESCUE ANGELS!
Cheryl Geary, Tommy Piner
Updated bio. 5-19-16 Grace is an adorable one to two-year-old little 7-pound Yorkie mix girl. She is being fostered in Athens, GA.
Little Miss Grace has settled in her foster home marvelously. Grace is now spayed and up to date on everything and ready to find her forever home. Her forever home must have a friendly, sweet, and playful small dog because Grace really needs a fur friend in her forever home. Grace definitely needs a fenced yard. She loves to run around and play outside especially with another little fur friend.
Grace is still very puppy-like so she would like to ideally find a home where she can get interaction all day long. Grace loves her humans as much as she loves dogs. She loves to cuddle with her human and she loves to be petted.
The good news is Grace is doing great with her house training, but a move to another home might likely cause some setbacks. It would be important for Grace to have someone who would be willing to will work with her on possibly having to mastering her housebreaking skills again.
Gracie would do well in a family with children over the age of 12, but no young children, please. Grace would be the perfect dog to be a companion to a fun-loving, good-tempered dog, and for anyone looking for a fun-loving, sweet, cuddly pup to call their own. Please fill out an adoption application for this pup. You won’t be sorry. You can email her foster mom at firstname.lastname@example.org if you want to know more about this terrific little, young girl
Updated Bio 4/1/2016 Grace came to us from a young single mother who did not have the time to care for her. Grace is as sweet as her name indicates. This little dog has an absolutely perfect personality. She gets along with all dogs and she absolutely adores humans. She strutted right into the Dogtor’s office where she had never been before and happily greeted every single customer (human and canine) as if they had been friends forever. She does not know a stranger. Grace is a beautiful Yorkie mix with a full beautiful tail. She has long “model like” legs to complete her elegant look. Grace is young and healthy and just needs to be spayed before she is ready to find her new forever person. Grace is small so she may not go to a home with children under age 12. Grace is not completely housetrained and needs someone who is patient and willing to continue to work with her as she makes steady progress. Grace is young and just waiting to give some lucky human or family a lifetime of love and affection. For more information about Grace, email her foster mom at email@example.com
Initial Bio 3/21/2016 Grace just came to us today. She was in a home where there was a small child with allergies and so something had to change. UYR was more than happy to be able to help Grace find her new forever home. As you can see she is just adorable! We have just gotten her settled into her foster home so please stay tuned for updates as we get to know her better.
To date we've spent $120.35 on Grace's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $125.00 in donations.
For more information, contact my foster parents at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
To fill out the adoption application for Grace click here.
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Oliver is a Yorkie mix 9 years old and 17 pounds residing in Shiloh, IL
Oliver is in desperate need of financial help and all your good thoughts to meet his medical needs including Heartworm Disease!
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 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 $898.19 on Oliver's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $192.00 in donations.
For more information, contact my foster parents at: email@example.com.
To fill out the adoption application for Oliver click here.
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Little Kimmie is a female Yorkie/Maltese mix. She is now 3 months old, 1.4 pounds and resides in Indianapolis, IN
Although Foster Mom appreciates all the interest in Kimmie, she cannot respond to email inquiries or adoption applications at this time.
Additionally, no Out-of-State adopters will be considered. Kimmie must be adopted locally within the state of Indiana.
THANK YOU TO KIMMIE'S RESCUE ANGELS!
Irene and Peter Havas in memory of Buddy and Vanessa, Holly Young, Peggy Mobley
Update 6/9/16: We are celebrating today! Kimmie now weighs 1.4 pounds. She is growing in leaps and bounds. Literally! She now is going up and down the patio steps to go potty in the grass. Toys are scattered around the room because she loves to play. Today she received her Bordetella vaccination. The Dogtor wants to spread her vaccintions out. Kimmie has no fear of dogs 10 times her size...she walks right up and gives kisses! Stay tuned for more updates!
Update 05/13/16: Woo hoo Kimmie now weighs .9 pounds. Dogtor said she is doing great. We are still feeding her round the clock. She has been sleeping most of today because the dogtor gave Kimmie her first shot.
She loves to torment her foster brother and sister by chasing them around the house. She enjoys going outside and playing in the grass and even potties outside at times.
Kimmie's next check-up is on June 9. We'll keep you apprised of her progress. Ta ta for now!
Initial Bio 05/01/16: Meet Kimber, AKA Kimmie. She is a six-week old Maltese Yorkie mix. She weighs .69 lbs. She is half the size of her litter mates. She loves to scamper around and follows me around the house. She is fed about every two hours to add some weight. Don't let her size fool you though, if she wants out of her crate, she will squeal like a pig till you let her out. The Dogtor wants her to be a full pound before we start doing tests to why she is such a peanut! We will keep you posted on how Kimmie is progressing!
To date we've spent $240.42 on Kimmie's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $60.00 in donations.
For more information, contact my foster parents at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
To fill out the adoption application for Kimmie click here.
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Sweet Rocco is a 5 year old, 9.5 pound male Yorkie residing in Carmel, IN
Please read Rocco's continuing health journey story....He is asking for help with his mounting medical bills...can you help him and please keep him in your thoughts!
THANK YOU TO ROCCO'S RESCUE ANGELS!
Sandra Wendt, Susan Smith Wheeler, Connie Vaughn, Catherine Parker, Jane St. John, Wendy Tillotson, Stephanie Slack, Connie Peters, Sari Mandresh, Wendy Fuhrmaneck, Jane St. John, Lory Foster, Stacy and Henry Powell, Jessica Ranger, Anita Konick, Jane St. John, Wendy Fuhrmaneck, David Rothrock, Sandra Wendt, Brenda Bargers, Karry Rogers, Tim and Dawn Hawkins, Jill Yablon, Amanda McKay, Jo-Ellen Gasior, Sheila Cohen, Olga Stecker, Irene and Peter Havas in memory of Buddy and Forever Ours Vanessa, Erin Horton, Anita Konick, Connie, Amy Chernault, Elizabeth Giannone, Angela Heath, Candace Haupt, Kimber Santorella, Robert Tiedeken, Irene and Peter Havas in Memory of Buddy and Vanessa
Bio Update 05/31/16: Rocco continues to have a lot going on in his life. Foster mom took Rocco to the University of Tennessee for his Liver Shunt and Bladder surgery on 4/27/16, but everything didn't go quite as planned for little Rocco. During surgery, the dogter could see Rocco's liver shunt and it was evident that Rocco has what is called an "acquired liver shunt" meaning it formed over a period of time and formed in response to Rocco having a smaller than normal liver. Acquired liver shunts are not operable, so the dogter was unable to repair that, but did remove all of the bladder stones from Rocco's urinary bladder that were causing him so much discomfort and problems. Due to the fact that Rocco's liver shunt was inoperable, he will need to be on a special diet and receive medications to help keep the toxins in his body at a minimum. We are still working on a "perfect schedule" but Rocco receives 5 small meals a day and gets his lactulose with those meals. He also receives other medications to help keep him stable and help his liver to be in the best physical condition possible for him. We have had a couple of setbacks with UTI's but with all the surgery to his bladder, that was sort of to be expected. Foster mom will continue to optimize Rocco's treatment plan over the next month or so and then Rocco will have blood tests to see if his liver enzymes are better now with the treatment. Hopefully the medications and diet will improve his liver function and continue to decrease the level of toxins Rocco has that build up, and with that potential improvement, he will stop or slow down the formation of bladder stones that become so painful and problematic for him. We are hoping for much improved blood test results when we go back to the dogter at the end of June.
As you can imagine, Rocco's medical care has been very expensive. If you would like to help Rocco, or any of his UYR doggie friends with a donation toward their care, they are so very grateful. If not for the love and generosity of all of the United Yorkie friends and followers, our dogs would not be able to receive the care and have the opportunity for such a great life. Rocco says a great big "Thank You!!!" to all that have helped both him and all of the UYR dogs!! Our donors and supporters are our true "HEROS!"
Bio Update 4/24/2016: Hi everybody!! Rocco here!! Boy do I feel better than I did the first day I learned who UYR was!! I had been feeling very bad for a long time but wasn’t able to let anyone know. When I met my foster mom, she told me on my way to her house, “Little guy, there is something wrong with you and we will find out what is wrong and fix it!” Well, if there is one thing I have learned this last month it is “When foster mom and UYR say something, they REALLY MEAN IT!” I don’t understand all this stuff I hear foster mom talking about, but I just do what she tells me to do and all is well! I’m just happy I met UYR and all of you great friends of UYR and I’m gonna let foster mom explain it all to you now! Love you all, Rocco!
Foster mom here: Sorry this update is so late. This last 4 weeks have sure been a rollercoaster for little Rocco!! When he was surrendered, he was having problems throwing up after eating and it seemed that he needed to go out to potty very frequently, even though he was only going a very small amount. We went to the dogter the next morning and they gave Rocco some fluids, pain meds and medication for nausea, then drew some labs and did an x-ray. When we got the lab results back, it was apparent he had stones in his bladder and something was wrong with Rocco’s liver, but since he was over 5 years old, it was strange to just start having problems with a liver shunt. After more x-rays, more labs, ultrasounds and 2 internal medicine doctors, we now know Rocco definitely has a liver shunt, has a large bladder stone and smaller ones also and his liver is smaller than normal. With differing opinions from the 2 internal medicine dogters about what the best treatment would be for Rocco, I am very happy to say, Rocco is going to the University of Tennessee Vet School Small Animal Clinic and will be having surgery there. They wanted him to be on a special diet, take medication and get in the best shape he could by the time we go for his appointment. The plan is to do both the bladder surgery to remove the stones and the liver shunt surgery at the same time.
With that said, Rocco is scheduled for his pre-surgery appointment this Tuesday (4/26) and surgery on Wednesday (4/27). Foster mom loaded up the 5th wheel and will be staying close by while Rocco has his surgery and is in the hospital for a few days. (Foster mom wants to be sure everyone knows that UYR is not paying for any of the transportation or any other costs except for Rocco’s medical bills)
With Rocco’s unusual presentation of a liver shunt and longstanding and untreated symptoms, it has been a costly road and we still have the “big event” (surgery) to pay. If you would like to help Rocco with his journey to better health and hopefully a long, happy life ahead of him, please either go to his YouCaring link on our Home page of our website or just click on the PayPal link right below this information! Rocco is one of the sweetest little guys you could ever meet and we want to make sure he can share that sweetness for a long, long time to come! And Rocco sends kisses and says “Thank you friends!”
Update 03/07/16: Rocco's "ADOPTION IS ON HOLD" while we work to understand some of his health issues. Rocco's Foster Mom will keep us informed as the situation is further diagnosed.
Initial Bio 3/3/16: Meet Rocco, a 5 year old, 9.5 pound Yorkie that is being fostered in Carmel, IN. He just arrived at his foster mom's home late yesterday and still isn't sure about what has just happened to his life. One thing I know for sure, he is a very loving little guy and loves to snuggle whenever possible. Rocco is overdue on his vaccinations and is in need of a dental cleaning which will be done in the near future. Meanwhile, he will be adjusting to a new home and getting to know his foster brothers. Since Rocco is still getting comfortable in his foster home, I will update him soon when I know more about him.
To date we've spent $5073.51 on Rocco's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $1860.00 in donations.
For more information, contact my foster parents at: email@example.com.
To fill out the adoption application for Rocco click here.
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Buttercup-Iowa is an adorable 8 month old, 6.5 pound little Yorkie girl residing in Waukee, IA.
Buttercup's adoption fee is $600.
Initial Bio 06/02/16: Buttercup is an 8 month old energetic puppy. She requires a home with a fenced-in yard and an active owner who is willing to take time to play ball with her, take her for walks and train her. Buttercup is a well socialized dog, and enjoys playing with well-behaved children over 5, small dogs, and cats. She is currently in a foster home with a 6 year old child, teenager, and 2 small dogs and gets along well with everyone.
Since Buttercup is a puppy, her foster family is working on potty training and basic obedience. Her new family must be willing to continue working with Buttercup to master potty training and basic obedience skills. This will take time and patience, with praise and reward. The ideal home for Buttercup would be one which her owner(s) are home most of the day. Buttercup was tearfully surrendered by her previous owners due to not being home enough. She was having to spend too many hours being crated, waiting for her owners to come home. Buttercup thrives on human contact and likes to be held like a baby. Buttercup is happiest sleeping in a bed with humans.
To date we've spent $116.86 on Buttercup-Iowa's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $60.00 in donations.
For more information, contact my foster parents at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
To fill out the adoption application for Buttercup-Iowa click here.
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Charlie is a beautiful 3 year old, 11 pound Yorkie being fostered in Des Moines, IA.
THANK YOU TO CHARLIE'S RESCUE ANGELS!
Mary Mays-Delamater, Nancy Stanley, Carol Nelson
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.
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, Chuck’s 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 “good citizen” 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 other’s 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.
For more information, contact my foster parents at: email@example.com.
To fill out the adoption application for Charlie click here.
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Paco is a 10 year old, 12 pound male Yorkie residing in Bettendorf, IA
Paco has many medical challenges and hopes that you are able to support and donate financially to help with his mounting bills.
THANK YOU TO PACO'S RESCUE ANGELS!
Dawn Beck, Karry Rogers, Sandra Wendt, Wendy Fuhrmaneck, Sharon Dees, Elizabeth Giannone, David and Linda Rothrock, Paul Sherman
Update 6/21/16: Paco has recovered from his bladder stone surgery. The stones came back as 100% calcium oxalate. He is being put on prescription dog food and is scheduled for a Cushing’s test on Monday, June 27, 2016. Paco has been with me for over a month and he has an amazing personality. He loves men, women, cats and dogs. Paco has been around children. The children left him alone, but were rough housing on the floor and it didn't bother him. He cuddles next to me on the couch and sleeps in bed with me. Paco would do best in a home where he gets lots of human companionship. He is housetrained and goes to the door when he wants to go out. If no one lets him out, he will have an accident. He does not like being in a kennel or confined in a room alone. If you are in a room with him he is fine. Paco is deaf but he watches you to see what is going on. He loves going on walks. When I want to change direction, I give two little tugs on the leash and he looks back at me. He still needs eye drops twice a day but they are easy to give. I lay him on his back on my lap and put the drops in. Paco is a very easy going boy just waiting for his forever home.
Update 5/26/15: Paco did great during surgery and is recovering. He is staying overnight and I will bring him home tomorrow.
Update 5/23/16: Paco started urinating blood and when seen by the vet after x-ray and urinalysis, it was revealed that in addition to an infection, he has 2 large bladder stones and an enlarged liver. The urinalysis showed a bladder infection and an overall exam confirmed severe infections in both ears, and a case of dry eyes. Paco is scheduled for bladder stone surgery ($1500!!) on May 26th to have the stones removed; at the same time his liver will be biopsied for Cushings Disease.
Initial Bio 05/18/16: Hi everyone! My name is Paco and I just arrived yesterday to my temporary foster home in the Chicago area. I am a 10 year old male and I weigh 12 pounds. I was picked up as a stray by animal control in the busy intersection of Cicero and Fullerton. I ended up at the Anti-Cruelty Society and they reached out to United Yorkie Rescue for assistance. I have a microchip that is registered to 2 different people. When Anti-Cruelty called the phone numbers associated with my chip, the first person said they gave me away and the second person said they had no plans on reclaiming me. So I guess these people just cut me loose without any regard for my well-being. But my past is behind me now and I look forward to beginning my new life. For starters, I got groomed today because I was a filthy and stinky mess! I look adorable now, if I say so myself. Next, I am being moved to my new foster home in Bettendorf, Iowa this weekend! I am already neutered, up to date on all my vaccinations, and heartworm negative! I am sweet and sensitive. I seem to get along well with children, adults (men included), and I don't mind other dogs. I potty outside if taken frequently. Being confined is not my favorite thing. I tend to bark when I cannot be free to roam around and check out my surroundings. I have a dry eye right now that I am getting treated for. Hopefully, after a round of antibiotics it will be resolved. I also have a bit of arthritis, but this does not prevent me from getting around, climbing stairs, or jumping not he sofa. Well that's all for now! Please stay tuned to follow my journey.
To date we've spent $2067.62 on Paco's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $1314.00 in donations.
For more information, contact my foster parents at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
To fill out the adoption application for Paco click here.
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Roxy is a sweet 9 year old, 5 pound Yorkie girl residing in Blue Grass, IA
THANK YOU TO ROXY'S RESCUE ANGELS!
Update Bio 05/16/16: Roxy has had all her shots now and dental completed to remove 5 teeth. She has adjusted well with adults but still has issues when she plays with other dogs. We haven't had any interactions with children in our house but should have that experience soon. She doesn't directly ask to go outside but will relieve herself anytime we take her. She would be a great only dog for a retired couple.
Initial Bio 04/16/16: Roxy is a 5 pound, 9 year old female Yorkie recently surrendered by her owners because she frequently nipped at their small children. In the short time we’ve fostered her we’ve found she is OK with adults but not with other dogs. She will need to be in a home that does not have children under 13 or other pets. Since she was caged a large extent of the time she does not like being restricted or left alone. She will need a home where an adult does not work outside the home.
Roxy is awaiting dental work on April 21st. She is clearly missing parts of 4 teeth and has major plaque indicating more will probably be removed.
I think her previous owners tried to train her on puppy pads but she is not housebroken in any way. She will potty outside when we take her out but does not ask or indicate she needs to go.
Roxy has food and toy aggressions but we are working on that also. She needs lots of attention and patience, but it will be worth it in the end.
To date we've spent $715.10 on Roxy's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $200.00 in donations.
For more information, contact my foster parents at: Slore4@gmail.com.
To fill out the adoption application for Roxy click here.
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Scruffy is a 9 year old male poodle who came with his "Yorkie brother", Poppy. Scruffy is being fostered in Urbandale, IA
Scruffy is looking for one special person to love..please read his Update!
THANK YOU TO SCRUFFY'S RESCUE ANGELS!
Jennifer and Joel Tobiansky, Sandra Wendt, Sandra Wendt
Update Bio 05/25/16: Hello, my name is Scruffy. I'm a senior poodle with very simple needs. I need to be fed of course, I need to feel trust, feel safe and be loved. The best environment for me would be living on the road with a very nice trucker. I don't like large crowds or other dogs around me. I don't want people coming over to visit and trying to touch me. I want one special someone all to myself. I LOVE to go for car rides. I hope there is a special "trucker" out there searching for a special traveling buddy, ME!
With love, Scruffy
Initial Bio 3/30/16: Scruffy was surrendered by his owner who was no longer able to care for him. Scruffy is sweet but does have "attitude". He loves being cuddled and loves to lay in the sun, and will object to being moved. He shows his displeasure by growling He will stop when told "no" and we are working with him to correct this behavior. In every other respect he really is a love. Scruffy will be seeing the vet soon so please watch for more information on this cutie.
To date we've spent $958.95 on Scruffy's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $800.00 in donations.
For more information, contact my foster parents at: email@example.com.
To fill out the adoption application for Scruffy click here.
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Adorable Brie is a 9 year old, 12 pound Yorkie female residing in N. Dartmouth, MA
Initial Bio 5/31/16: Brie here… I am a 9 year old spayed female Yorkie, but don’t let that fool you, I love to play and have a ball bounced off my nose. Tummy rubs and snuggles are also a favorite.
My owner became ill and was unable to care for me and felt I was being neglected because she couldn’t walk or play with me as in the past. So here I am looking for a new home with help from UYR.
I have had some health issues. I was born with multiple Porto Systemic shunts. I had surgery in 2011 to close the major shunt. Also, I have allergies, I haven’t been specifically diagnosed. Chicken is something I can’t have. I’m up to date with my shots and take monthly heart worm medicine, flea/tick preventative.
By the way, I’m trained to a “piddle pad”, but will do my business outside when it’s offered. I do have one little habit, I steal socks, yup the dirty ones and I love it when you chase me for it. Hee, Hee.
I’ve been in my foster home for 3 days still getting familiar with my new surroundings. I’ll bark at you when I get more settled in.
To date we've spent $176.62 on Brie's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $0 in donations.
For more information, contact my foster parents at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
To fill out the adoption application for Brie click here.
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Axl is 6 years old, 7 pounds and resides in Winston Salem, NC
THANK YOU TO AXL'S RESCUE ANGELS!
Update 5/16/2016. Axl is a 6 year old, 7-pound yorkie boy. He is being fostered in Winston Salem, NC.
This sweet boy, whose foster mom said his name Axl is just another name for love, is full of love and Yorkie kisses.
He is attentive, smart, handsome, and loves to be with his person. He is truly a Yorkie dream come true. He loves belly rubs! He will lie on his back in your lap as you rub his belly, and finally he'll just go off to sleep. Then you can actually move him like a baby to another place on the couch! He is so loving and trusting.
Axl loves to explore the outdoors with his person or with a pup friend who is just his size. He loves trotting about in the fenced yard. He has that long lean body and mid length hair. He is quite handsome as he parades about. He does well on a leash and enjoys rides in the car. He gets along with everyone, even cats. Axl is almost house trained. His foster mom does keep a bellyband on him, but it is rarely wet upon removing. Axl does not like to be in a crate. He is fine in a room with a gate if he must be contained. If you put down potty pads he will use them.
Axl had a full dental along with a radiograph of his gums. He was scheduled to have a sinus flush. Luckily the medication prescribed cleared up his nasty sinus infection and it was determined he no longer needed the flush. However, due to the extent of his sinus infection, aggravated by allergies, the vet believed it affected his teeth. Therefore all of his teeth, the ones he did have left, were pulled except for one. His gums were X-rayed and there was no root/gum infection found.
Axl is adjusting well and is eating like a champ. He still munches dry food, but prefers wet with a little boiled chicken mixed in with it. He feels so much better with all of the infection gone. Axl’s sinus/allergy infection was treated with Apoquel. This medication is used primarily for itching, however it has recently been effective as an alternative to prednisone. Since sinus/allergy issues usually reoccur throughout the dog’s life, alternative medications are sought as prednisone may have damaging effects on the kidneys with repeated usage.
Axl has shown a little abnormal protein in his kidneys. The vet and his foster parent are monitoring that. The levels have decreased in his follow up lab tests. But they will continue to be monitored. Axl is scheduled for neutering in the next two weeks. He is up to date on all vaccinations, and shots.
Axl needs a home with someone who will be home most of the time. He needs someone who has the time to spend with him and will show him how much love there is in the world to give. Axl would do well in a home with children over the age of 12 and/or another friendly loving pup his size. Axl will be a trusted, true companion. He is one of the most lovable yorkies his foster mom has ever met. Every inch of him is stitched in love.
If you would like to adopt Axl, please go to our website at www.unitedyorkierescue.org and complete an adoption application for him. You can contact his foster mom at Laloba1016@yahoo.com
Initial bio 4-6-16 Axl is a 6 year old, 7 pound Yorkie boy being fostered in Winston Salem, NC.
Axl came to us from a home where his owner no longer was able to give him the attention he needs. He wanted the best for Axl so he reached out to UYR for help in finding him a perfect new forever home. Axl is a very sweet little boy. He loves to be held and with his person. Axl enjoys exploring in his fenced in yard with the companionship of another same size dog in which to romp and play. Axl gets along well with everyone, even the cat, and gladly rewards his attention with a sweet kiss. He is familiar to the leash, however needs a little training, and he is doing well using training pads. A gated area is required as he is very unhappy in a crate.
Axl's foster mom noticed he was having some persistent sinus issues so she took him to the Vet for evaluation. In order to really determine what the root of the problem is they will need to get specimens from his sinus to send to the lab. Axl also needs to have his teeth cleaned and be neutered. He will have some of this done on May 10th and at that time additional xrays and sinus washings will be taken to get a better picture of what might be going on with Axl's sinuses.
As we are still learning about this sweet boy, his foster mom is considering every application for Axl and will do everything possible to find him the most perfect furever home. Please stay tuned for more information as we continue to enjoy learning all about Axl.
To date we've spent $1074.18 on Axl's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $50.00 in donations.
For more information, contact my foster parents at: Laloba1016@yahoo.com.
To fill out the adoption application for Axl click here.
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Mister Bear is an 11 year old, 10 pound Yorkie male residing in Cleveland, OH
Initial Bio 05/21/16: Mister Bear is 11 years old. He is still very active for his age and loves to go for walks and play with squeaky toys. He loves children and just being around his humans. He is crate trained but prefers to sleep in the bed with you at night. He is also housetrained.
Mister Bear's family had to surrender him because of family challenges; they were unable to walk him and give him the attention and loving lap-time he deserves. Mister Bear will be seen by our veterinarian to check out his dry skin condition and get his vaccinations updated. Stay tuned for more information on this sweet boy!
To date we've spent $0 on Mister Bear's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $0 in donations.
For more information, contact my foster parents at: email@example.com.
To fill out the adoption application for Mister Bear click here.
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Barkley is a 2-4 year old (estimate), 9 lb. Yorkie boy being fostered near Murfreesboro, TN.
THANK YOU TO BARKLEY'S RESCUE ANGELS!
Jan Freeman, Sandra Wendt, Jane St. John, Karen Cowie, Robin Nyberg, Robin Davidson, Sandy Pagnotta, Susan and Brian Colison, Claudia Gonzalez, Pascaline Golie, Sheila Coleman, Christine Flaherty, Elizabeth Giannone, Wendy Fuhrmaneck, David Scharfenberg, Kathy Benson, Tony Lanza, Cheryl Scrupski, Gretchen Stevens, Dawn Kestler, Jenna Summerfield, Sarah Davies, Jean deVegter, Lorna Marrero, Eileen Taylor, Tracie Robertson, Deena Sloan, Alicia Tomblin, Angela Heath, Maggie Angelica, Susan Cassady, Debbie, Duke and Kloe Roby, Gerald Haller, Denise Scafe, Karen and Ellen Rabin, Treena Morgan, Jason and Jennifer Wood, David and Linda Rothrock, Jan Freeman, Dawn Berg, Andres Gonzalez, Barbara Carvalho, Judy and James Hufford, Sheri Lunsford, Violet Gong, Teri Rose, Marsha Chappell, Angela Heath, Christie Rider, Cheryl Geary in honor of the upcoming marriage of Robert and Kim Geary, Tegwyn Neilson, Irene and Peter Havas in Memory of Buddy and Vanessa, John Sauser
Updated Bio 6/23/2016
Barkley is a great dog and will make some lucky owner very happy. Check out Barkley's video at Barkleys Story
Barkley came to us in very bad shape. He had a huge tumor growing on his forehead. It was literally almost the size of an orange. He was also very matted and full of fleas and ticks. The worst part was he was fully infested with internal parasites called hookworms. They were literally draining his tiny body of blood and his blood count was so low when we got him that he almost required a blood transfusion to recover. Fortunately, Barkley is young and the Vet felt it was best and safest for him to have his body to the work to replenish his blood count so he was given medication to expel the hook worms and additional medication to build his blood count back up in a hurry. The surgery to remove his tumor was delayed as it would have been dangerous to perform with his blood count so low. Barkley quickly rebounded and his surgery was done. At the same time he was also neutered and had his dental cleaning done and his microchip inserted. The tumor was sent off for pathology examination while we all waited and prayed it would not be cancerous. Our prayers were answered and the tumor was found to be a Trichoblastoma which is a fancy name for a tumor that is caused by a hair follicle cell gone haywire. It is benign and surgery is considered a complete cure. Barkley just had his stitches removed and Barkley is now healthy and ready for adoption.
Barkley is a very sweet and smart boy. He loves to have LOTS (and I do mean LOTS) of attention from his human and he will let you know vocally if he thinks you aren’t giving him enough attention. If a barking dog gets on your last nerve, then Barkley is not the dog for you. Barkley will let you know he needs you to pay attention to him through telling you through his bark. Hence the name Barley. However, he is not a dog that just barks for no reason. He will bark when he wants to be held or paid attention to. He will also bark if he hears a noise that is unexpected or a car in the driveway. Once you give him the attention he asks for he will stop. Another think potential adopters should know is that he absolutely HATES being confined to a crate or a pen. He will protest, attempt escape and bark loudly until he is released from his confines. He wants free roam of the home. He is also a bit of an acrobat. If you have a nightstand beside your bed or an end table next to your sofa he will likely find a way to reach it. Every night he manages to push his foster Dad's CPAP mask onto the floor as he likes to jump onto the nightstand. We are working with him on these habits in his foster home. Barkley is housetrained. He will go to the door but doesn’t signal other than that. If taken outside frequently (every 3-4 hours) there are no problems in that arena in his foster home.
Barley is good in the car and on the leash. He has short legs so he doesn’t need super long walks. He also loves to be outside so a fenced in yard while not required would definitely be a plus. He will see something in the distance and take off in a hurry to see what it is so he needs to be on leash at all times if he does not have a fence. He is a VERY SWEET boy and loves to have lots of personal time and attention. He has many other fur-siblings in his foster home both large and small breed dogs and cats. He does okay with other pets but he would also be fine as an only dog since he LOVES getting one on one attention. He would be happy as a clam to just sit in someone’s lap and get belly rubs all day. But he is also fine going places and is a good car passenger. He has been into Pet Smart in the buggy and he was a good boy. Barkley has a good appetite and love meal time. He came to us underweight at 7.5 pounds and is now at his ideal body weight of 9 pounds. We are unsure how he would be around children as his foster parents are both retired and their grandchildren are all over age 14. It would be best if he goes to a home where all occupants are over the age of 12.
Updated bio 6-11-16 Barkley had his surgery to remove the large tumor on his head this week and we just received the long awaited pathology report. We are so excited to report that Barkley's tumor was NOT MALIGNANT. Barkley is so relieved to have that giant thing off of his head. It is replaced by a pretty big incision that was needed to close the large surgical wound. Barkley looks a little scary right now but as soon as the stitches are removed and his hair grows back he will be the cutest little Yorkie boy on the planet. The surgery is considered a complete cure and Barkley is now ready to begin the search for his forever home. He returns to the vet in two weeks to have his stitches removed and also at that time he will receive his immunizations and have his microchip inserted.
Barkley is a great dog and is going to make someone super happy. He is completely housetrained and always goes outside to do his "business." He LOVES to be held and cuddled. He is a true Velcro boy and will follow his person around like the house like a little shadow. One thing potential adopters should know about Barkley is that he likes to BARK! Hence the name, "Barkley." He doesn't bark for no reason however; he barks because he wants your attention. So if he wants your attention and you aren't giving it.... you will hear from Barkley. He also HATES being crated. If you are a firm believer in crating your animals while away, then Barkley is NOT the dog for you. Barkley likes to go outside and play and go for rides in the car. He is also good with all his many fur siblings in his foster home. He is totally unfazed by cats and has both large and small fur siblings that he gets along with just fine. Barkley's perfect home would be one where he can have run of the home without being confined and also get lots of attention from his human/s. He would be fine with other pets or as an only dog.
If you think you can provide Barkley with his perfect forever home then apply to adopt him today!
Initial Bio 6/2/2016 Barkley came to UYR from a small rescue group who had mostly large breed dogs. They had tried to raise funds for Barkley to have surgery to remove the HUGE mass you see over his left eye but were unable to do so. They knew Barkley needed surgery soon so they asked for UYR to help get Barkley the care he needs.
Barkley came to us in pretty bad shape. He is heavily matted and the mass is bleeding and oozing. He will go to the vet FIRST THING in the morning so that we can immediately begin to address his needs. We know his care will be costly. If you can help us by making a donation towards his care we would appreciate it so very much.
To date we've spent $848.00 on Barkley's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $2079.00 in donations.
For more information, contact my foster parents at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
To fill out the adoption application for Barkley click here.
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Bo is a 9 year old 11.5 pound Yorkie boy being fostered in Ashland City, TN. Bo has completed his heartworm treatment and is ready for adoption!
THANK YOU TO BO'S RESCUE ANGELS!
Wendy Fuhrmaneck, Irene and Peter Havas in memory of Buddy and Vanessa, Sheila Landis in memory of Miss Chickie Dog, Mary Ireland, Yorkies Lost and Found Nationwide,
Updated Bio: 6/11/16 Bo is a wonderful, sweet 9-year-old 11 lb. Yorkie fellow. He is being fostered in Ashland City, TN. Bo's adoption fee is $200 and he is worth every penny of it. This fee includes all vetting (neuter, dental cleaning, immunizations, microchip and chip registration). A Vet reference, personal references, and home visit are required for adoption. You may apply to adopt sweet Bo by going to our website at www.unitedyorkierescue.org and completing the adoption application located on our home page.
Bo has finally completed his heartworm treatment and is now ready for his FOREVER home. This baby is the ultimate snuggle buddy and he truly loves his foster mom. He follows her everywhere and loves lying beside her on the couch. Bo will not go potty outside unless she takes him. He loves to sleep on her shoulder every night.
Bo gets along great with his foster sisters, but would be just fine as the man of the house with no competition. He is not much for playing with toys and also isn't much for playing with his foster sisters. He is just happy to be lounging beside his person. He is okay in the bath and tolerates it. Bath time is definitely not a favorite, though he is so sweet natured he doesn’t complain. He takes it like a man.
Bo is not completely housetrained but will go on wee wee pads most of the time. Foster mom puts a bellyband on Bo when she is at work. Bo will go potty outside but for some reason he seems to like to goes poo in the house. Foster mom is working on that. Bo is a funny little character who had so much love to give.
Before rescue he was used as a breeder dog so he is just now learning what it means to be a cherished pet. Since Bo seems to prefer females a home with a loving mom would be great for Bo. He also needs to go to a home with children who are at least 14 year old and older. Bo is truly a sweetie and he deserves to live out the rest of his life being loved and giving love in return. He promises to make you smile every single day. Are you the perfect match for him?
Updated Bio 4/20/2016 Bo has begun his heartworm treatment and has now completed the toughest part. His injections are now behind him and he is on activity restriction while the medicine works its magic to kill the heartworms that have invaded his heart. Bo is loving the extra attention from his foster Mom and has even started his own Facebook Page called Bo the Rescue Dog!
Bo is a fun and funny little guy. He has a very adorable look about him due to his permanent “tongue out” grin and his perpetually messy hair. Bo has lost all of his front teeth due to neglect but that does not seem to affect him as he can still eat and chew just fine. He likes his hair “messy” and every time you brush it flat he will rub it with his paw to make it stand up again LOL. He likes the “spiked” look!
He loves to be close to his person as in jammed up next to them as tight as his fat little body can get. However, he does not give kisses and if you try to catch him he will play “hard to get” and make you chase him around the house like a little piglet. Once you stop he will stop too and then he will approach you. This is one of Bo’s little “catch me” games. He makes his foster Mom and Dad laugh every day. His little quirks and quirkiness will make everyone who meets him fall in love.
He LOVES food and his very food motivated. He is overweight and needs to lose a pound or two but that is very challenging to do while he is on a very restricted activity. He is on a reduced calorie diet but so far his weight remains the same. We are hopeful that when he is off of his activity restriction that exercise will help. For now, Bo and his foster Mom are happy to be maintaining his current weight. Bo is a very “chill” dog. He does not require a lot of stimulation or activity, he is happy to just go with the flow and hang out with his human. He travels well in the car and loves to go out in the RV with his foster Mom and Dad. He is okay with other dogs and cats but would also be fine as an only dog. Bo is not housetrained but he will go outside if taken very frequently. If not, well Bo will go wherever he wants. We will be working on this in his foster home.
We think Bo will be ready for adoption around the end of May. We are taking applications for him already. He will still need to have one final heartworm test in a few months just to make sure everything is clear but we feel that if all goes well over the next month he can go ahead and find his new forever person. If you think you might be a great match for adorable quirky Bo, then apply to adopt him or email his foster mom at email@example.com for more information.
Bo is counting on knowing that there are many kind, caring and generous humans out there who will help him and help UYR pay for his care. Every single penny donated to help Bo will go directly towards his care. If you can donate even a SMALL amount towards his care it would be SO VERY APPRECIATED by Bo, his Foster Mom and Dad and all of us at United Yorkie Rescue. To donate towards Bo's care, please click the PayPal button below and THANK YOU SO MUCH!
Initial Bio 3/14/2016 Bo has just landed in his foster home. He came from an owner with several other dogs including two Yorkie mix puppies Hatch and Hank (also surrendered to United Yorkie Rescue) who are Bo’s 10 week old sons. Bo’s owners could not afford to give him the care he needs so they reached out for help.
Bo has some serious medical needs that we have already begun to address.
The most serious of these is that poor Bo has heart worms. Heart worm disease is very prevalent in dogs who are not given regular heart worm prevention medicine. It is easily prevented but unfortunately it is not easily treated or cured. Because Bo did not have the benefit of heart worm prevention medications prior to rescue he will now have to go the long, painful and unpleasant treatment regimen. This consists of oral medication and a series of painful injections into his spine. He will also have to be confined during the treatment to minimize the stress on his heart while the adult heartworms die, degenerate and are slowly absorbed into his system and eliminated from his little body. This will not be a pleasant experience for Bo, but sadly this is the only known effective treatment.
Another pressing health concern for Bo is the terrible condition his mouth is in. He has only two remaining teeth and these were severely infected as well as his entire mouth. Bo is already a permanent “tongue out” boy due to the absence of teeth that hold the tongue in place. We think it makes him even more adorable. He had a major dental procedure today and is now on antibiotics to clear up the remaining infection. All infection must be gone before he can begin his heart worm treatment which will last for 4-6 months. For this reason, Bo will not be adoptable for quite some time.
Beau is also quite overweight. he currently weights 11.5 pounds and should be at around 7-8 pounds for his frame. His former diet included a lot of table scraps so his diet needs to improve. He will start on a soft prescription weight loss food today that should help him slim down.
So far Bo is very sweet, and gets along fine humans and with other animals. He is not house trained but we will work on that in his foster home. For now he wears a belly band to help with that. Beau HATES BATH TIME. If he sees you running a bath and getting out the doggie shampoo he will quickly get into his "escape and evade" mode LOL.
Bo has just arrived in his foster home. He has a very long path to recovery ahead of him. His care is going to be VERY EXPENSIVE. Bo is counting on knowing that there are many kind, caring and generous humans out there who will help him with each step of his journey. Every single penny donated to help Bo will go directly towards his care. If you can donate even a SMALL amount towards his care it would be SO VERY APPRECIATED by Bo, his Foster Mom and Dad and all of us at United Yorkie Rescue. To donate towards Bo's care, please click the PayPal button below and THANK YOU SO MUCH!
To date we've spent $734.62 on Bo's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $125.00 in donations.
For more information, contact my foster parents at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
To fill out the adoption application for Bo click here.
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Jessa is a 3 year old (estimate), 9 pound female Yorkie being fostered near Murfreesboro TN
THANK YOU TO JESSA'S RESCUE ANGELS!
Jan Freeman, Karry Rogers, Sheila Coleman, Angela Heath, Kathy Benson, Christine Matheson, Deborah Richard, Kathy Chiarello, Jane St. John, Wendy Fuhrmaneck, Sandra Wendt, Sarah Bartel, Linda Slipetz, Pat Swearingen, Michele Hood, Carol Gostomski, Susan Heintz, Bonnie Vaupel, Connie Peters, Phyllis Lewis, Jan Freeman, Teri Rose, Bonnie Vaupel, Jan Freeman
Update 6/20/16 The morning of June 19th, Jessa developed high fever, shaking and lethargy. She was rushed to the Emergency Vet where lab tests and x-rays were done. Her calcium level was dangerously low and her white blood cell count was also elevated. Jessa was diagnoses with canine eclampsia which is also known as "milk fever." This is a life threatening condition which occurs in small breed dogs who have huge litters and the pups literally drain the Mommas calcium from her body beyond anything that can be replaced through dietary intake. Jessa was admitted to the hospital and started on IV calcium replacement therapy, antibiotics, nausea and pain medication. She was also diagnosed with a uterine infection. Thankfully, Jessa received the right treatment in time and she is going to be okay. She was released to the care of her foster parents and her regular Vet the following day and was soon resting comfortably in her foster mom’s lap. She will be on medications for two weeks and has strict orders to stop nursing her puppies immediately. Jessa will need to be spayed in two weeks as soon as her infection is resolved. For now, Jessa’s 7 pups are being mothered and fathered by Jessa’s foster parents who love her and the pups dearly. The pups are about 5 weeks old so it is possible to start them on soft puppy food now with some additional canine milk replacement formula to supplement. In a couple of weeks, the pups should have puppy teeth and be able to begin eating puppy kibble. The good news is that Jessa and all her pups are doing well and enjoying life in their foster home. Even though Jessa is unable to nurse, there are still important lessons a Momma dog needs to teach her pups so Jessa will not be adoptable for about 1 month, around the third week in July. By that time her pups will have had the chance to learn the lessons Momma needs to show them.
Jessa is just the sweetest little Yorkie girl EVER! She loves to just lay on her person and fall asleep with her head on your shoulder. You see, Jessa never had a human to really love her and dote on her. She craves the comfort and presence of her person and gets very attached to them. Jessa lives in a home with many other animals including both large and small breed dogs and also cats. She is very gentle with everyone so far. She has a good appetite. Jessa is not housebroken at all since she came from a Puppy Mill where all her life was lived in a small cage. Her foster parents are working with her to learn this new behavior but she will need a loving patient person who understands the challenges of life in a Puppy Mill. Jessa’s best home is one where there are people around a lot. Jessa didn’t come this far to live life alone……she needs people. Also, Jessa is not leash trained; this is another skill she will be working on but right now this is all very foreign to her. If you think you are Jessa’s perfect person, then you can go ahead and apply to adopt her knowing she won’t be ready to leave her foster home until late July.
Jessa's emergency care ran about $1000. She and the pups will each need about $300 worth of routine care prior to adoption. If you are able to help us with medical care for Jessa and her pups we would be very grateful. Just click the PayPal button below and Thank You!
Initial Bio 6/14/2016 Jessa was part of a Puppy Mill operation that was called to the attention of law enforcement agencies when neighbors reported instances of animal cruelty and suffering at a nearby Puppy Mill. All animals including many small breed dogs were seized along with Jessa and her 7 puppies which she is currently nursing. Once the puppies are old enough (4 to 6 weeks) they will be posted separately and be placed up for adoption separately through United Yorkie Rescue.
Jessa is busy being a full time Mom right now and will not be available for adoption until all her puppies are weaned, she has been spayed, had a dental and microchipped. Jessa has lived her entire life dropping litter after litter of puppies. She has also lived her entire life in a cage and is just starting to enjoy being a family member, living inside a home, and having other canine siblings to play with. Despite everything Jessa has been through, she is super sweet. She is shy at first, but soon attaches to the humans she is around as she is starting to learn to trust. Jessa is not housebroken at all. She has never been asked to go outside of a cage so she is being rewarded with yummy treats whenever she does her "business" outside. She has also never been walked on a leash so she will be working on those skills in her foster home too.
Jessa had her first Vet visit today and was declared healthy except for being a bit underweight. Her ideal weight is closer to 10 pounds. Other than that, Jessa is physically healthy. Anyone considering adopting Jessa should do their homework and read up on Puppy Mill dogs and the psychological and behavioral issues they are prone to having. So far, Jessa is very sweet and hasn't displayed the extreme fear and mistrust that is common to Puppy Mill dogs. We hope that due to her relatively young age she will be able to live a normal happy life but she will need a special, patient, loving owner so that she can continue to build a loving and trusting relationship with humans. She is shy around other animals currently and very protective of her pups. She would probably be okay with another dog her size but we haven't had a chance to fully evaluate that. We should have a better idea once she isn't so protective of her pups.
Jessa will not be available for adoption until the end of July at the very earliest but if you feel that you can give Jessa a perfect forever home then you can go ahead and apply to adopt her. Please do not send email inquiries regarding Jessa's pups. They are very young and will be placed with other United Yorkie Rescue foster homes in Tennessee and Georgia once they are old enough to be weaned. Each pup will be listed separately once they are old enough to be considered for adoption and will also be announced on our Facebook page.
To date we've spent $1254.17 on Jessa's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $897.40 in donations.
For more information, contact my foster parents at: email@example.com.
To fill out the adoption application for Jessa click here.
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Kirby over time
Kirby is a wonderful 7 year old, 8 lb. Yorkie boy being fostered in Nashville, TN
THANK YOU TO KIRBY'S RESCUE ANGELS!
Ernest Achenbach, Angie Cagle, Wendy Fuhrmaneck, Mary Cronin, Holly Stavis, Sheila Landis in memory of Miss Chickie Dog, Linda and David Rothrock, Angie Cagle, Angela Heath
Updated Bio 6-2-16 Hi everyone! It's me Kirby! I'm here to tell you how great May 2016 was for me! I enjoyed my fabulous new haircut, took a rode trip to visit my foster grandparents in Memphis, met neighbor dogs, celebrated Memorial Day with lots of treats and went for many walks. About those walks, I am kind of a lazy boy, so about half way through foster mom will carry me. I've got her wrapped around my little paw!!! Next month is the big month! I go to find out if I am officially heart worm negative and once we get the okay, I will be neutered and have my teeth cleaned. Yay! Y'all, if you've forgotten I came for deplorable conditions at the puppy mill. I suffered from a bacterial infection on my skin (which is why I had no hair) and ear mites. And I was way under weight and heart worm positive. The worse part? I didn't know what love was--- or a comfy bed! But now I do and look at me thriving! Please send me lots of prayers for my July 12th DOGtor appointment and if you have some spare change, I would really appreciate a donation. I wouldn't be alive if it weren't for the financial generosity of people like YOU who donate to the United Yorkie Rescue!
Updated bio 5-4-16 Kirby is a 7 year old, 6 pound little Yorkie boy. He is being fostered in Nashville, TN.
Hi everyone, it's me Kirby! Can you believe my fabulous transformation? It's been 6 months since the amazing United Yorkie Rescue stepped in to rescue me from the deplorable conditions at the puppy mill. So much has happened! Foster mom has spoiled me with cuddles, treats, and lots of love. My foster brothers have taught me to play, and fetch and be a good boy. Sometimes I get in trouble because I still "mark," but that's okay. Foster Mom says we are working really hard to break the habit! I completed my heartworm treatment and now I have an appointment July 12th to be neutered and get my teeth cleaned. I can't wait! It's been a long road, but I couldn't have done it without friends like you! If you want to continue to help me on my journey, please send a donation to help with my care, it has cost United Yorkie Rescue a lot of money, but I am so worth it,. Oh, and don’t forget to send some love my way. Xo, Kirby.
P.S. Foster Mom didn't want to get my hair cut- it took so long to grow- but I couldn't see... We both agree that I look oh so handsome! What do you think?
Updated Bio 4/5/2016
Hello there EVERY PAWDY! It's me, Kirby! It has been a while since you have heard from me......I have been a very busy boy! Why with Valentine's Day, and Easter and all the activities at my foster home I have a very busy social calendar. I get up each morning and go to do my "business", then I come in and have my yummy breakfast with my fur-siblings and then PLAY time of course. My foster Mom and Dad call me and the boys here "3 Dudes" and they both love us all very much! I have been undergoing treatment for my heartworms for a long time now but am happy to report that the end is in sight FINALLY! I hope that by June I will have all that behind me, get my neuter and dental done and be ready to live life to the fullest! I am so grateful to UYR for rescuing me from that awful puppy mill where I lived in a wire rabbit hutch my whole life. Now I have all the love and care I couldn't even dream of before. And thank you to those who have supported me and donated towards my medical care which is still ongoing. If you can help even a tiny bit that would be TOTALLY PAWSOME! Just click the You Caring button below and give what you can. Thanks for listening and Puppy Kisses from Kirby to You!
Updated bio 2-9-16 Kirby is doing great! He's a whooping 9 pounds now. He loves to play, cuddle, run, eat yummy food, and get belly rubs! We've had a lot of snow lately and he LOVES to play in it!
He is still marking in the house, but his foster parents are using bellybands and being diligent about talking him outside to do his business.
It was originally planned to have Kirby neutered and have his dental at the end of February. After the vet talked to the pharmacy company that suggested his treatment plan, the vet decided to postpone all surgery until he tests negative for Heartworm disease. They will do that test six months after his last treatment... So June.
He is a favorite at Berry Hill Animal Hospital! Everyone loves him and his cute little face! You can see his picture. That is his dogtor, Dr. Kirkpatrick holding him and one of the vet techs is smiling beside him.
At this time we are not accepting applications for Kirby as he will be in his foster home until at least June. Please check back for updates. When we know he is ready for his forever home applications will then be accepted.
Updated bio 11-16-15 Kirby is a 7 year old fellow. He weighs 7.5 pounds and is being fostered in Nashville, TN.
Hey, everyone! It's me, Kirby. A lot has happened since my last update. I really do love my foster mom, dad, and brothers. Despite coming from deplorable conditions at the puppy mill, it has been very easy for me to show love! There is nothing better than getting and giving love to my foster family.
I'm still working on this "potty training" thing, but foster mom isn't worried, because she said I'm smart and catch on easy. Also, my skin is healing up nicely, thanks to the warm baths with my special shampoo. I even like being blow-dried! And boy oh boy, do I smell great. This is sure the life. The day United Yorkie Rescue took me from that horrible puppy mill place was the luckiest day of my life. My next luckiest day will be the day I get my forever family.
I had my second DOGtor visit today and it's been confirmed I do have heartworms. It's going to be long road of recovery -- For those of you who don't know how treating heartworms works....I'll be given heartgard and antibiotics, prednisone, and a series of 3 injections over a 3 month period.
I won't be adoptable until all of that is over and that will be close to March of 2016. You can still apply to adopt me but my Foster Mom says she will just be collecting applications until we get closer to time for my treatment to be done. That way there will be a bigger group of homes for her to choose from so that I find the one that is JUST RIGHT FOR ME!
During this time I have to keep calm, which will be hard, because I'm full of energy. I sure will appreciate your love and friendship during the rough time ahead. If you would like to help me in my recovery and donate towards my expensive treatment, please give whatever you can. Every penny will help. just click on the PayPal link below. Thank you so much XOXO, Kirby
Initial Bio 11/06/15: Kirby was taken into UYR from the Animal Rescue Corps puppy mill rescue operation in rural Mississippi. The Animal Rescue Corps in collaboration with law enforcement agencies responded to a tip from a concerned citizen found Kirby and almost 70 other small breed animals living in terrible conditions. They were living in wire cages outdoors exposed to the elements. These dogs were rescued and brought to the safety of the ARC temporary shelter in Lebanon TN.
As a rescue partner, UYR was asked to assist with helping Kirby and 5 other Yorkies receive continued medical care and eventually a new forever home where they will become treasured family members. Kirby's luck has definitely taken a turn for the positive and he had this to say after his visit to the Dogtor today:
Hi UYR Family & Friends! My name is KIRBY! We met briefly this morning/yesterday, but I wanted to share more about my life with you….. Today I visited the DOGtor for the very first time! As you can see, I have a lot of medical issues: I am heart worm positive (so I will have a long road of recovery ahead of me!), I have staph infection on my skin (which explains my hair loss) and I am in terrible need of a dental exam. Plus, foster mom is determined to fatten me up, because I only weigh a measly 6 pounds and you can see ALL of my ribs and backbone. Despite having it hard, I am a very positive 7 year old! I am full of energy: I love to play with foster mom and my PAWsome foster brothers! But because of my life at puppy mill, I still have A LOT to learn about being a gentleman. Foster mom is showing me extra love, nursing me back to health and teaching me how to be a good boy! I will definitely need LOTS of support from my UYR family & friends, so please…. Help a fellow Yorkie brother out by contributing towards my care!
P.S. - I got my first bath with my special shampoo (I could get used to that kind of pampering!) and I love it! Splish Splash Kirby LOVES takin' a bath :)
To date we've spent $1383.80 on Kirby's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $594.00 in donations.
For more information, contact my foster parents at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
To fill out the adoption application for Kirby click here.
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Cici after surgery
Cici is 9 pounds, 9 years young and is being fostered in Gainesville, TX
THANK YOU TO CICI'S RESCUE ANGELS!
Larry Farnsworth, Wendy Fuhrmaneck, Sandra Wendt, Angela Heath, Karry Rogers, Bert McCollum, Nancy Smith, Lynne Turner, Becky Lansing, Colleen Galvin
6/24/16 The pathology report is back on Cici's eye tumor. The tumor was found to be a spindle cell tumor of the uvea. This is an uncommon ocular tumor, especially in brown eyed dogs. The only remedy was to remove her eye which was done. There was no other invasion of surrounding tissues so the removal will be completely curative and her prognosis is good. Cici is on the road to a full recovery!
6/22/16 Cici had her surgery yesterday to remove her right eye where a tumor had attached itself. She was in pain last night but seems to be a little better today. They put an implant around her open area where the eye was, so she will be in her E-collar for at least 2 weeks and total healing time is a lot longer. The collar has been dragging on the floor because Cici has such short legs. So we are going to cut it a bit so it is better sized for her. She has a good appetite and has been eating and drinking very well. We anticipate results from Pathology on the tumor by the end of this week and are praying it is benign. Prayers are still needed for this adorable little girl.
She is still my little princess and she will be just adorable or even more so adorable with her constant cute little wink her dogter gave her! She is frightened to move in the grass to potty right now, but I feel as time goes on she will adapt just fine. This is a very early stage of a change for her. Meanwhile, Cici is still just a little love bug. This baby girl is going to make someone’s heart skip some beats! If you are interested in making Cici your own, please fill out your request for tis sweet baby girl. You will be blessed to have her!
06/14/2016 Hi everyone! Just wanted to give you an update on this precious little girl Cici! As her initial bio states, little Cici had an area of concern regarding her right eye. Well this week, we were fortunate to meet with Dr. John Warren at Veterinary Eye Institute in Plano, Texas. It appears that Cici does have a nasty tumor that has attached itself directly to her eye. In the best interest of Cici, we have scheduled her for enucleation surgery (removal of her eye) this upcoming Tuesday, June 21st. Afer removal, this tumor will be sent to pathology and that’s where we need prayers. The vet has mentioned that there are only 2 types this tumor could be, one benign and the other a nasty cancer. This little baby will be just the poster child of cuteness even without her eye!
Meanwhile, Cici is just the cutest, and most loving little teapot ever! If anyone is looking for the cutest little, and I mean little low-rider with her 3” legs, please open your hearts to considering this sweet little girl as your own. She just loves everything and everybody and will make your home complete!
06/07/2016: Initial vetting is complete on this precious little girl. The vet does seem to think that this “growth” on Cici’s right eye is quite angry looking and maybe cancer. The suggestion is enucleation (removal of the eye) which is probably going to be in the best interest for her. We will arrange that very quickly. Cici will still be just a precious joy with or without her eye! Other than that a diet is already in the making to get this teapot back to her girly figure lol!
06/06/2016: Initial bio: Hi everyone, meet sweet little Cheesecake, known as “Cici”! Cici is a little Yorkie but her little 9lbs puts her more like a teapot lol. Cici has come to UYR as an owner surrender from her father because her mommy passed and he was left him with 5 dogs to care for. She is just the cutest little fur ball with her little legs and “belly” barely tipping the blades of grass! She loves everything and everybody and she gets along great with other dogs, cats and children of all ages. I noticed that there is something going on with this precious girls right eye. Does not look like a cataract as the owner has stated. Cici will go for vetting in the am so we will know more about her medical needs then. Meanwhile, she has just made herself at home and is going to make some lucky adopter so very happy with this sweet little girl.
To date we've spent $1396.29 on Cici's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $750.00 in donations.
For more information, contact my foster parents at: email@example.com.
To fill out the adoption application for Cici click here.
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Little Dallas is 9 weeks old, 1.5 pounds and now resides Lancaster, TX
Dallas is a sick little boy and could use your financial help and good thoughts! UYR appreciates your help to make him well!
THANK YOU TO DALLAS' RESCUE ANGELS!
Sandy Pagnotta, Sandra Wendt, Pamela Davis, Amy Chernault, Aneta Roszkowski, Wendy Fuhrmaneck, Karry Rogers, Jodi Pistler, Christie Rider, Connie Peters, Sarah Bartel, Carol Nelson, Joy Graham Travis, Irene and Peter Havas in memory of Buddy and Vanessa, John Sauser, Crystal Shores, Carol Gostomski, Anthony Riviera, Joan Shelly, Michael Baxter, Wendy Fuhrmaneck, Susan Klingbeil, Irene and Peter Havas in Memory of Buddy and Vanessa
Update 6/3/16 Dallas is a very tiny boy (1.2 lbs) with some very big issues. Dallas was surrendered to UYR by his owner who believed he had a liver shunt and couldn’t afford his surgery. Dallas was promptly seen by a UYR vet and received medications and put on a low protein diet to help stabilize him. In order to give him the best chance possible, we transferred Dallas to one of our members in Texas where he could be treated by a specialist who has helped us before with other liver shunt pups. Dallas was just seen by two vets and they recommended more extensive bile acid tests than the one done originally by the owner. The original tests showed conflicting results. The result of these recent tests showed that there was no liver shunt; rather Dallas’ problems are neurological in nature and may be more difficult to diagnose and resolve.
Poor little Dallas appears to be partially blind. He struggles to get around and walks in circles; he lacks coordination and is unable to get his back legs to do what he wants them to do. Although he tries to give and receive love, he suffers from what appear to be panic attacks He will give kisses and at other times squirm and flail to get away as if he doesn’t understand what is happening. Dallas has had to struggle so much since his birth and we want to be able to do whatever we can to ensure he is able to enjoy some quality of life. We had a phone consultation with a neurologist and have an appointment on 6/6. Until then, we had to make some immediate medication and care changes. Dallas is now on a quality puppy food rather than the low protein diet; we’ve stopped the lactulose, started prednisone as an anti-inflammatory precaution as well as Prilosec which can assist with fluid on the spine or brain (seems odd but all 3 vets including the neurologist recommended this). We are expecting that the neurologist will want to do an MRI to diagnose the issue and that is an expensive procedure running about $2500. UYR and his foster family are 100% committed to seeing his care through and we are hoping you will join with us to help Dallas to get the care he needs. He is a darling little boy and we want to see him thrive to best of his ability. Please help us help him.
Initial Bio 04/25/16: Hi everyone, my name is Dallas. I am a 9 week old male Yorkie baby. I weigh about a pound and half. My name is extremely fitting because I have moved to Texas! I hear everything is bigger and better here. Let's hope so because I'm going to have liver shunt surgery when I'm a little older and a little heavier. My foster mom also fears I might be blind but when I have my first vet visit we will find out for sure. Until the surgery happens I am unavailable for adoption but will be staying with my foster momma and two foster sisters. Please help with my surgery by donating. If you need a tax deduction or just because you think I am cute… please consider donating for my care.
Thank you, Dallas
To date we've spent $810.58 on Dallas's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $1005.00 in donations.
For more information, contact my foster parents at: Yorkielove0409@yahoo.com.
To fill out the adoption application for Dallas click here.
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To date we've spent $0 on Mia's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $0 in donations.
For more information, contact my foster parents at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
To fill out the adoption application for Mia click here.
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Cody is a 1 year old, 12 pound Yorkie boy being fostered in Richmond, Virginia.
Cody has had his liver shunt surgery and is doing very well and enjoying being an active little boy!
THANK YOU TO CODY'S RESCUE ANGELS!
Sandy Pagnotta, Wendy Fuhrmaneck, Wendy Fuhrmaneck, Brenda Pierce, Cheryl Scrupski, Jan Clasen, Amy Chernault, Jessica True, Karry Rogers, Jason Wood, Dawn Gowen, Leslie Corbell, Jan Freeman, Joan Shelly, Debra Roby, Pamela Stephens, Phyllis Lewis, Barbara Rodriguez, Anna Douglas, Melanie Ortega, Sandra Wendt, Denise Scafe, Lorna Marrero, Stephanie Digman, Marianne Alicea, Diane Brand, Dawn Gowen, Wendy Fuhrmaneck, Robin Renee Mack, Barbara Cain, Sharon Dees, Marie Walz, Brenda Pierce, Linda and David Rothrock
Updated bio 6-22-16 Cody’s personality is like a laid-back surfer dude. He is totally content following his people from room to room, playing and being loved on. He likes going for walks and will run around the yard, but he mostly likes to chill with his people. His fur is soo soft and when it gets a little long on the forehead he reminds me of the Berenstain Bear illustrations in the children’s books. Cody best forever home would be one with another dog as a playmate but no cats. School aged children and older would also be okay.
Hi, it’s me Cody. I am so thankful to be well. I appreciate everyone who has donated to help my healing from my liver shunt surgery and my continued care. I am happy to say that my last liver check went well. It looks like I am getting better everyday. I will be due for a follow up check in six months in order to see if I need to continue my prescription diet. I am no longer on any medications and have no other medical restrictions. I like to romp, wrestle, and run around with my foster sister. I like playing with a few favorite toys but I don’t play fetch. I do very well on walks and I love visiting the children in the neighborhood and getting attention from them.
I am almost potty trained. I rarely pee on the potty pads but I use them exclusively for pooing. The special food that I am on makes it hard for me to be on a schedule for pooing yet. I am very good going pee outside in the yard when I am reminded to “go potty.” I am starting to learn “sit” though sometimes I lay down instead. I am good at being home alone for short periods of time and at night. I have a crate for when I’m left a little longer.
My foster mom wants to say just a little more about me and the cost of my care.
Cody has come such a long way since his surrender. His surgery and treatments are estimated to cost around $3000. United Yorkie Rescue is fundraising in earnest. If you are able to help us by donating towards Cody’s care we would be so very grateful.
Please fill out an application if you are interested in being Cody’s forever home!
FLASH---Cody Update 6-6-16 Cody had a recent bile acid test done. His vet reported that Cody's levels have dropped from 74 to 42. He feels that the liver is still improving post surgery and healing itself. He needs to continue on the K/D prescription food have another check in about 6 months. Cody's vet is very happy with Cody overall and doesn't see any other restrictions as long as he continues feeling well. Cody is ready for his forever home. Adopt this now very healthy baby, you won't be sorry.
Updated bio 6-2-16 Cody is a 1-year-old, sweet 12 lb. Yorkie young dog. He is being fostered in Richmond, Virginia.
Hi, it’s me Cody here, I am so thankful to be well. I appreciate everyone who has donated to help my healing from my liver shunt surgery and continued care. I am looking forward to my (hopefully) last visit to the dogtor next week to check my liver functions. I am no longer on any medications, though I am still eating my special food. I like to romp, wrestle, and run around with my foster sister. I like playing with a few favorite toys but I don’t play fetch. I do very well on walks and I love visiting the children in the neighborhood and getting attention from them.
I am almost potty trained. I rarely pee on the potty pads but I use them exclusively for pooing, you know, number 2. The special food that I am on makes it hard for me to be on a schedule for pooing yet, but I am learning it will just take a little longer for me. I am very good going pee outside in the yard when I am reminded to “go potty.” I am starting to learn “sit” though sometimes I lay down instead. I am good at being home alone for short periods of time and at night. I have a crate for longer periods of time.
Thanks for taking the time to learn about me. You should really put in an application for me. I will soon be able to go to my forever home. You will get the best boy ever. So just in case you forgot my name is Cody and I am a little love.
Hello, it’s Cody’s foster mom, and I have to tell you Cody is a great little love monster. He loves following his people from room to room and loves playing and being loved on. His fur is so so so soft. We are looking for a home with another dog as a playmate but no cats. School aged children and older would also be okay too.
Cody has come such a long way since his surrender. His surgery and treatments are estimated to cost around $3000. Our rescue group is fundraising in earnest. If you are able to help us by donating towards Cody’s care we would be so very grateful.
Please fill out an application if you are interested in being Cody’s forever home. We are hoping for a great last follow up visit to the vet soon.
Updated bio 4-27-16 Hi, It's me, Cody here. I am having a great time at my foster home. I had my liver shunt surgery almost 6 weeks ago. Thank you to everyone who has donated and supported me to make me better! I just went to the dogtor and I have gained two pounds in the past two months. We are waiting to hear back about my liver test results so that I can be adopted. Until we hear back, I am still on antibiotics, medication, and special food.
I really like to romp around, wrestle, and play with my foster sister. I truly enjoy playing and running around with my foster sister. I am still learning to play with toys. I don’t play fetch yet, but I sure do like to run around in the yard. I don’t pull on the leash when we go for walks. My foster mom got me a handsome new nylon strap harness that doesn’t matt up my super soft fur.
Now that I have my energy back I can be mischievous. I try to get into trash cans and I broke into the treat storage once and helped myself to a snack. Some very special ladies sent me an awesome blanket that goes great when I am watching movies or Netflix with my people. I insist on following my people around the house and yard no matter what they are up to. My foster sister and I both sleep together on the dog bed or sofa overnight. This way I can get to the puppy pads in my puppy pen and crate. I did not react very well when I encountered cats while we have been out in the neighborhood and at the vet office. So I think I better not go to a house with cats. I do get along well with kids. I really want to find a forever home with another dog friend because I love to play so much.
Now my foster mommy wants to tell you just little about me.
Cody is a very sweet boy who has come a very long way. We are hoping that Cody will be ready to be adopted soon. His surgery and treatments will cost United Yorkie Rescue around $3000. If you are able to help us by donating towards Cody’s care we would be so very grateful. It is only with the help of our rescue angels that we can continue to help dogs like Cody get the care they need to continue to live a long and healthily life.
Updated Bio 3/24/2016 Cody had his Liver Shunt Surgery this week. He spent two nights in the hospital and has now been released and is now recovering in his foster home. His surgeon is very optimistic that Cody's Liver Shunt surgery was a success. For now, Cody is confined to a cone so that he will not disturb the very long incision that was necessary to perform his surgery. He must be kept calm and have very limited activity and can only go outside for potty breaks on a leash in the yard. Cody is still on several medications including Lactulose, an antibiotic, anti-seizure medications and two medications for pain. He has a follow up visit in two weeks to have his sutures removed and hopeful he will also get to leave his cone behind. While we are very hopeful, Cody still isn't out of the woods and we are still paying for the care he has already received. If you have donated to Cody's care, Thank You so very much. Please share his story with others so we can keep his story alive and hopefully others will be inspired to donate. If you have not yet donated, it would be very much appreciated. You can donate towards his care by visiting his You Caring Fundraiser page at Cody's Fund Raiser
Updated bio 3-4-6 Hi, it’s me Cody here. I am having a great time at my foster home. In three more weeks I will be having my liver shunt surgery. I have a lot more energy and good days now that I am on antibiotics, medication, and special food. I am a young pup who has no idea that I should be sick. I like to romp around, wrestle, and play with my foster sister and my real fur sister Charley. I only play with toys if Charley is playing with them.
I like to run around in the yard, and I don’t pull on the leash when we go for walks. Charley Girl won’t let me keep my collar on; she undoes the buckle all the time. I have gotten used to sporting my vest, though. It’s a very stylish size small harness.
I am not potty trained. My condition means that I drink a lot of water and my special food makes my poo soft. I try to go when we go out and I usually listen when my foster mom tells me to “go potty.” I do have puppy pads to use as backup. My foster family will continue to work with me on good habits and bellybands after my life saving surgery.
Now that I have my energy back I can be mischievous. I try to get into trashcans and I broke into the treat storage once and helped myself to a snack. Can you believe how smart I am, and very cute, buy the way.
Because of my liver shunt, I tire out easily and love to snuggle when I nap. The ladies at FABB sent me an awesome blanket that goes great when I am watching movies or Netflix with my people. I insist on cuddling with a person when I am not feeling well. I get along great with my “sister” Charley and my foster sister but sometimes we roughhouse a little too much. We all sleep together on the dog bed or sofa overnight while I have access to the puppy pads in my puppy pen and crate. I do not react well when I have encountered cats while we have been out in the neighborhood and at the veterinary office. I hope to find a forever home with another dog friend and no cats.
Cody’s foster mom says that Cody is a very sweet boy who has a long road ahead of him. Cody will not be ready for adoption for some time. His surgery and treatments are estimated to cost around $3000. Our rescue group is fundraising in earnest. If you are able to help us by donating towards Cody’s care we would be so very grateful. Every little bit will help us help Cody live a long and healthy life. Without the surgery Cody will not have that option.
Initial Bio 2/16/2016 Cody came to us from an owner who could no longer afford his care because Cody has just been diagnosed with a liver shunt. This is a very serious and life-threatening condition that requires extensive treatment, most usually in the form of very expensive surgery. United Yorkie Rescue of course accepted Cody into rescue and has already begun the process of getting him the care he needs. His diagnostic evaluation is complete and he will consult with a specialist early next week. He will almost certainly be scheduled for surgery soon afterwards. For now, Cody is on medication, special prescription food and receiving lots of TLC in his foster home. He is a very sweet boy who has a long road ahead of him. Cody will not be ready for adoption for some time. If approved for surgery, the estimated cost will be around $3000. If you are able to help us by donating towards Cody’s care we would be so very grateful.
To date we've spent $2731.55 on Cody's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $1762.50 in donations.
For more information, contact my foster parents at: email@example.com.
To fill out the adoption application for Cody click here.
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06/17/16: Meet Gracie! She comes to UYR from a very loving home who is now dealing with some health concerns that prevents Gracie from getting all the login' she deserves. Right now Gracie is a bit sad having lost her home since when she was a puppy. She appears house trained and wuire shy at this point. She loves to snuggle and is content right now to watch the other dogs and take her cue from them. Her owners shared that she will alert the house when there is something going on outside or if someone comes to the house. So far, I have not seen that behavior. Gracie has never been crated and is used to being free in the house. She is a 4 year old, 10 pound sweetheart who is looking for someone who can spoil her with LOTS of love and attention! Please check back in a few days as we get to know her more!
To date we've spent $0 on Gracie's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $0 in donations.
For more information, contact my foster parents at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
To fill out the adoption application for Gracie click here.
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Little Lily is an 8 year old Yorkie girl weighing 4 tiny pounds residing in McFarland, WI
THANK YOU TO LILY'S RESCUE ANGELS!
Update 6/15/16: It is all good news for little Lily after her surgery yesterday! Lily's teeth and mouth condition were pretty bad. They were not able to save many teeth as there were 10 that had to be pulled. The good news is that the dental disease had not yet infected her jaw bone so recovery should be pretty speedy. Lily was also spayed yesterday, uneventfully. She did well under anesthesia but was still very sleepy all night. This AM she still is not interested in eating, but she is more alert! Keep Lily in your thoughts as she continues to recover.
Initial Bio 05/31/16: Meet Lily! Lily came to United Yorkie Rescue this past Memorial Day weekend. She came from a loving home whose circumstances changed so much that she was not getting the attention she needed. Although we are just getting to know her, she seems very sweet! Lily is a tiny peanut weighing in at just under 4 pounds. According to her family, she is pee pad trained and loves to snuggle. Lily will see the vet today to get her up to date with her vaccinations and to see if there are any medical/dental concerns. Stay tuned for more updates!!
To date we've spent $853.83 on Lily's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $25.00 in donations.
For more information, contact my foster parents at: email@example.com.
To fill out the adoption application for Lily click here.
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Welcome Tobie, a sweet 5 pound, 5 year old Yorkie girl who is being fostered in Green Bay, WI. Toby does not like to share her person with other dogs and needs to be an only dog in the family.
THANK YOU TO TOBIE'S RESCUE ANGELS!
Irene and Peter Havas in memory of Buddy and Vanessa
Update 6/17/16: Hello everyone it me Tobie's foster mommy. She can't talk right now as she is a little under the weather today. Yesterday she had her spay and dental done. Ten teeth were removed due to dental disease but once that heals she will be just fine since she still has 22 teeth left mostly on the bottom and front. Soft food will probably be her food of choice as her molars are gone. Her spay went well. She is not feeling the best today but I have all day for snuggles which is the best medicine for her right now. Hopefully in a couple of days she'll be back to her cute little self. She has been through a lot this week....new home, vaccinations, spay, dental. The only thing left is to rest...relax and get tons of kisses, hugs and snuggles. One thing we have learned is that Tobie prefers to be with people all the time. She doesn't like being left alone and will cry. She doesn't do any damage but is clearly not happy when her people leave her alone in a room. So the best choice for her new family is someone who is home most of the time so she doesn't feel lonely.
Initial Bio 6/13/16: Hello everyone, please welcome little Tobie as UYR's newest foster pup. Several years ago she was found as a stray by some very kind people who brought her to the Animal Welfare League in their community. Tobie did not have a micro-chip or any identification. She was put on a stray hold in the hopes her owners might reclaim her. Sadly no one did, so the people who found her came and adopted Tobie and took her into their family. Unfortunately the circumstances in their lives have changed, so they asked UYR if we would take her in and help find a loving forever home for her. While this has broken their hearts foster mom has promised to do just that!!!!
This morning Tobie had a vet appointment. She had all her vaccinations updated and a complete physical. She is heartworm negative and will be having a spay and dental on this Thursday, June 16. Several extractions will be done. Tobie also had an ingrown toe nail that caused infection in her paw and she is now on an antibiotic for the next seven days to take care of the infection. She also has moderate luxating patellas on both knees that don't appear to affect her in the least.
One more thing that I should mention other than her being totally lovable and cuddly, is that she is also hearing-impaired and completely deaf. But that will not stop her from living a very good, happy life!!
Please stay tuned for further updates as we get to know the sweetheart further. If you think Tobie would be a good fit for your family please complete an adoption application at www.uyr.us. If you have any questions, please feel free to email the foster mom at Quietcourt2@yahoo.com
To date we've spent $1096.20 on Tobie's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $20.00 in donations.
For more information, contact my foster parents at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
To fill out the adoption application for Tobie click here.