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.



Alabama
Major

Meet precious Major. He is handsome 5 yr old boy who weighs approximately 15 lbs. and is being fostered in the Alabama area

THANK YOU TO MAJOR'S RESCUE ANGELS!

Norma Krueger

Update 05/09/19 Major is a sweet boy. He may be bigger than the average Yorkie but he is full of love and energy and wants to be with his person 100% of the time. He would do best in an only dog home since he tends to get jealous and doesn't like to share his time with other dogs in the home. Major does still show some signs of anxiety when left home alone so he would do best with someone who is home all day or able to take him to work with them. He would be a great travel companion. He would be ready to hit the open road with you anytime. He walks well on leash and his house trained. If you think you might be a good fit for Major please fill out an application. Lets help Major find his perfect forever home.

03/22/19 Major is a very loving and handsome boy. He loves to run and play with his human He also loves to stay right with you wherever you go he will go. He seems to get along with other dogs in the home. Major does not like to be left alone and exhibits some anxiety when he is left home alone for this reason we feel Major would be best in home with his person who doesn't work and is able to spend lots of time with him.... He would be a great travel companion. If you think you might be the right fit for Major please submit and application. If you would like to donate to his care please use the paypal link.


To date we've spent $0 on Major's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $600.00 in donations.
Please donate!

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

To fill out the adoption application for Major click here.
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Brandy
California
Brandy

Brandy is a beautiful 4-year-old, 7 pound, little Yorkie girl being fostered in Southern California. Brandy must be an only dog and cannot go to a home with children. Only candidates living in California will be considered for adoption.

THANK YOU TO BRANDY'S RESCUE ANGELS!

Rodney and Robin Slagle

UPDATE BIO. 05/07/19. These past few months have been a rollercoaster ride as we continue to interview prospective “FurParents” for this unique and special little girl, but the perfect family with the right experience and vetting history has yet to be found…..at least not yet!

We have also had a couple medical issues arise with Brandy over the past few months. Following her routine dental, Brandy was diagnosed with a slight collapsing trachea requiring her to be on daily medication. This condition is barely noticeable when she’s in-doors and quiet, but is noticeable when she’s excited and sometimes the first few minutes she’s walking on a lead. This condition requires that her living environment be kept cool, and her activity level kept to a minimum as summer approaches and the days get hotter. And if that wasn’t enough for this little beauty, for the past several weeks, Brandy has been unable to place her right rear foot squarely on the floor while walking or standing. X-Rays showed a moderate degree of arthritis in both rear hips and knees. Brandy has received a series of 5 weekly Adequin shots to help relieve swelling and help her begin to feel better. Her last weekly Adequin shot will be on Saturday. She will then require these shots on a monthly basis moving forward with hopes that her standing and walking will return to normal. If not, she will be re-evaluated to determine next steps.

At home, Brandy has made slow, but steady progress but continues to have difficulty understanding or conforming to the rules of our pack. Brandy’s judgement continues to be lacking in her interactions with other dogs. Mine, Mine, MINE is Brandy’s MO, and she doesn’t let anyone stand in her way!! During playtime, Brandy will attempt to hijack the fetch toy and hold it hostage upstairs in her bed. She’s always collecting her favorites and hiding them so none of the other can play with them. Thankfully, our pack has just learned how to deal with Brandy’s behavior, which is pretty much overlooked now, but it can sometimes cause chaos with the other lose their patience with her selfishness and unpredictability.

Brandy’s relationship with Alex and I has really improved. She is sweet and loving to him now and rarely nips at either of us, even when being groomed, which is a big improvement. She longs for love and just wants to be on a lap watching TV or reading a book. When we talk or sing to her, her tail just goes wiggle-waggle –it just melts my heart! She has grown very fond of Alex and longs to have alone time with him on the weekends, sharing Cheerio’s or Ice Cream early in the morning, or late at night when the other’s aren’t around. At home, she just the sweetest, most loving little lap-dog. She loves to be held, and even has begun to give “hugs,” leaning her head into your chest or arm and snuggling.

On the other hand, some things have not changed despite lots of behavioral research and attempts at modification and reprogramming. We feel that Brandy will always have a fear of strangers and attempt to charge them and nip at them. Likewise, she will always be fiercely protective of her people and nip at anyone that approaches and/or tries to touch her. This behavior subsides when she gets to know people at home, but it is unlikely she will ever be friendly to strangers that come into our home or those she meets outside of the home. Her leash is RED for a reason – We’re always on-guard for people that try to reach for her while shopping or strolling by the lake. She’s so adorable, she’s irresistible to everyone that sees her!

We’re continuing to love, protect and work on solving her medical issues. Her uniqueness and quirks make our relationship with her extra specially rewarding.

Fosters – Diane & Alex

UPDATE BIO. 01/25/19. With each new day, we love this little girl more and more…..and Brandy has learned to return our love. This little ball of confusion has unraveled and it’s definitely been a magical time of learning for us as foster parents. There are few things as special as gaining the love and trust of a Yorkie like Brandy – such a wonderful little dog that is making great strides as she figures out life, love & trust.

Brandy has taught us so much about taking the time to observe with patience, gain a clear understanding of cues and develop new individual behavioral strategies that she can understand. We believe we have developed goals and behavioral objectives that set her up for success, and there’s just nothing like watching Brandy celebrate her achievements! When it comes to Brandy, there are no “cookie-cutter” strategies that can be applied with success. She meets each new situation and/or person on an individual basis. Therefore, she continues to be a bit unpredictable. We have come to understand that Brandy’s lack of early socialization has caused her to have a significant level of social anxiety which causes her to nip when she meets new people or other dogs. We have made it our goal to put her in as many social situations as possible and she has begun accept new people and even make friends over a short period of time. We anticipate that Brandy will always be suspicious of strangers, but now we understand that if a person respects her space and give her time to observe and feel comfortable, she will warm up and event attempt to make friends.

Miss Brandy continues to be an Alpha Female that really isn’t interested in developing relationships with other dogs, although she has learned how to behave and live and abide by the rules of our pack. She isn’t good at sharing toys and is very possessive of them. Brandy continues to be combative with other dogs when she feels threatened and this little girl is fearless. Over the past few months, she has learned to retreat to her “crib” in our bedroom when she feels overstimulated or uncomfortable around the other dogs. She’ll sit and wait until another dog isn’t looking and will steal their toy and hide it away for herself. She loves “one-on-one” time with me, loves playing ball and has become the most loving lap dog. It’s very clear that Brandy’s preference is to be a “One & Only!” She just loves being hugged, petted and having her belly rubbed now – but she’ll sometimes have a “flashback” and growl as a warning that she’s getting ready to snap because something is making her feel uncomfortable. We have learned to accept this behavior and when we hear her growl, we just stop touching her and let her be. Often, she’ll immediately begin kissing your hand as an apologetic gesture. We still can’t figure out what goes through her mind – except that she just gets “spooked”. Brandy is very animated and energetic. Sometimes I think she expends so much energy when she’s awake that she just crashes into a very deep sleep when she goes to rest.

Smart as a whip, Brandy knows all her basic commands and is always eager to please for a treat!! She is extremely animated and attentive. She listens intently and really loves New Age, Classical and Reikki Relaxation music. She has excellent potty skills and goes directly to her little patch of fake dog grass on the deck when she has to go. She loves structure and responds very well to a predictable schedule. She’s at the door with her baby in her mouth precisely at 9AM and again at 4PM ready for her walk. She is a remarkably well behaved dog that can be taken to hotels, restaurants and virtually any public setting as long as strangers aren’t permitted to touch her. Brandy loves riding in the car and recently came on a 12 hour trip to New Mexico during which she was a perfect little traveler.

Each night I take a moment to place Brandy gently in her “crib” and sit with her for a moment. I look lovingly into her eyes and blink to let her know that she is safe and loved. With each passing month, her expression becomes softer and now she’ll even drift off to sleep as I rub her little belly and kiss her goodnight.

Brandy continues to march to the beat of her own drum, and the music she makes is uniquely beautiful!!

Foster Parents – Diane & Alex

6/04/18. UPDATE BIO. Brandy continues to do well and make slow but steady improvements. This month she seems to have turned the corner with my husband Alex. She hasn’t wanted to have anything to do with him, but now she happily jumps on his lap and has even given him a few kisses on his nose. Before she would only kiss his hand. She continues to hoard the toys she likes and has begun guarding them all day long. She makes sure to take one of her “dollies” each time we walk and makes it the entire way with her “dolly” hanging out of her mouth. The neighbors think she’s just darling.

We continue to work with her on nipping, but she gets overly excited easily and will lash out at me when I touch her in a way she doesn’t like. A good example of this is when I attempt to clean her eyes and face each morning. She doesn’t like anyone touching her face and does growl and then try to nip when she doesn’t like the way she’s being touched or handled. In addition, she remains very fearful of meeting new people and will immediately nip if they try to touch her. The only way to get her to interact with an unfamiliar person is to give them treats. She’s very motivated by food and will take a treat from a stranger as long as they don’t try to touch her. For the past few weeks, I’ve been taking her with me to the store or to run errands, so she can experience new people and places, but I have to be careful not to allow anyone to touch her. I hope we’ll make some good progress on this front over the next month or so.

Brandy two favorite activities are going for walks and eating!!

03/20/18. Update Bio. Brandy came to UYR as an owner surrender that suddenly became intolerant and aggressive toward the other dog in her household after four years of peaceful coexistence. In addition, she became overly possessive of her owner and began nipping at others that came into her vicinity. Brandy has been medically evaluated and is in perfect health. In addition, she has been seen and evaluated by a reputable trainer and was placed on Prozac to help control her aggression, but the medication had no positive impact on the situation. Concerned for the safety of both of their dogs, Brandy’s owners found themselves with no other option than to seek the assistance of UYR.

Brandy has been a member of our family for the past six weeks. She has been weened completely off of medication, has been placed on a healthy, raw, grain free diet. Ironically, Brandy was immediately accepted into my little pack of three the day she arrived. We have had no major incidences of aggression between Brandy and any of our 3 Yorkies (with some minor pack corrections that are teaching her manners, none that have involved overly physical contact). In fact, they seem to like her, and regularly attempt to seek her out to play. Although Brandy tolerates the pack, she isn’t eager to engage with them just yet. She prefers the one-on-one attention of humans and has fallen in love with both my husband and myself. She is a sweet little lap dog that likes nothing more than cuddling, wrapped in a blanket and having her neck, ears and belly rubbed. She loves being brushed too and will sit on the floor next to my feet to wait for her turn. So adorable.

As her foster mom, and a person with several years of experience living and working with “Quirky Yorkies.” I think Brandy is a Fantastic little one and very typical of many of the more “Colorful” Yorkies. Brandy is a very loving, intelligent and complex little one that needs to be challenged and loves learning. She is super fun, and very spunky and so incredibly ADORABLE! She has a very high level of intensity in everything she does and absolutely needs lots and lots of exercise, attention and a new Mom & Dad that can respect and appreciate her for who she is. One of the things I love about Brandy is her strong desire to communicate her needs, albeit the way she has gone about it in the past has been understandably misinterpreted. For example, if she’s enjoying getting her ears scratched and you suddenly stop, she will grab your hand with her mouth gently because she wants more. I’ve been working with her to kiss rather than grab my hand and she is catching on quickly. If you rough her up or hold her too tightly she gets upset and will grab your hand as if to say, “Don’t do that to me!” If you grab her leash and walk to the door, she’ll nip your toes because she can’t wait to go outside. She’s learning how to kiss instead. Like most Yorkies – Brandy LOVES going for long mountain walks …. 1-mile twice per day. She also has a habit of growling in a fairly intimidating way if anyone or the dogs go near her when she’s in her bed or has a toy. Of course, this is normal, but in Brandy’s case it was overly intense. She’s doing this less and less as she begins to feel safer and becomes more accustomed to our family and the rules of our pack which include respecting others and their space.

Brandy also has a tendency to get overly excited which is usually the precursor to negative behavior. She is learning how to channel her excess energy into chewing bones, playing fetch, and tug-of-war. She is also learning how to have better manners with other dogs. Each evening I watch as my pack engages her or ignores her depending on how she is acting, and which cues she’s sending out. She is very smart and seems to be enjoying learning the ways and rules of the pack with little intervention from me – she seems to feel accomplished and I’m very proud of her.

Brandy also has rather strong obsessive/compulsive tendencies and (like many Yorkies) wants whatever another dog has. In Brandy’s case, she doesn’t want to play with another dog, she wants to steal the toy and hide it. She’s definitely a major hoarder. In the beginning she would sit and whine for a long, long, long time if she wanted something. Since she has learned that this just isn’t the way to get what she wants, and she rarely does this now. Brandy also knows when she needs quiet time and will sometimes retreat to her bed just to relax. To her credit, Brandy is perfectly housetrained and is terrific at letting us know when she has to go out to her little patch of grass on the deck.

In the beginning Brandy was aloof and didn’t really seem to like or trust people very much. She seemed uncertain of human interaction and wasn’t a big fan of being held or carried around and would growl. We got the sense she really just wanted to be left alone, like she was just plain fed-up humans, which we could totally understand based on the chaos this entire family had endured during their final months together. We believe that Brandy was very confused and disoriented because she just couldn’t figure things out, or what people wanted from her. She just wanted to go to her bed or retreat and “check-out.” The unpredictability of life also resulted in her lack of confidence, fear, and caused her to growl and/or lash out.

Brandy is a UNIQUE Yorkie that has definite streaks of unpredictability which (we believe) may stem from a combination of her possible in-breeding, past life experiences and genuine nature. It has taken time, good judgement, love, limits, and the ability to properly evaluate her state of mind at any given time and lots and lots and lots of positive reinforcement to develop a good, strong, loving relationship with Brandy. I’m confident that it will take her new owner(s) a good deal of BREED SPECIFIC KNOWLEDGE, time, effort, patience, love, kindness and respect and work to develop a loving relationship with Brandy.

Brandy is a Special UYR Yorkie with Unique Needs.

Brandy’s Specific Requirements – Please Read Carefully – In addition to UYR’s high-standards for potential adopters, the following additional conditions are specific to Brandy.

You must have demonstrated experience with the Yorkie Breed, and an understanding, experience and a passion for intensified breed characteristics and knowledge of how to properly correct with positive reinforcement and loving limits.

Brandy will not be adopted into a household with children or regularly visiting grandchildren under 16 years of age. A retired, yet active couple or single person that is home most of the time is highly preferable.

You must commit to having a “one-Yorkie” home FurEver. If you plan to have a mult-pet household at some future date, or if you currently have another pet, please do not apply to adopt Brandy. UYR will reserve the right to retrieve her should this commitment be broken.

Applicants for Brandy must live in Orange or San Diego Counties Only.

We’d like Brandy to be adopted by a Yorkie-Breed Enthusiast. We’d love to find her new FurParents that will take her to obedience, training and agility classes to establish and solidify a strong, life-long bond with Brandy.

Initial Bio 2/12/18: Hello – My name is Brandy! I’m 4.5 Years Old and 7lbs of Pure Moxie! I’m a Little California Beauty Queen, and I know it!! I love cuddling in my bed, going for long mountain walks and playing with squeak toys! I just arrived on Saturday 2/10 and I’m just getting to know my Foster Family.

Please check back for updates as my Foster Family gets to know me better!


To date we've spent $454.53 on Brandy's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $400.00 in donations.
Please donate!

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

To fill out the adoption application for Brandy click here.
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I am so glad UYR gave me a home
Florida
Cheech

Cheech is an adorable Yorkie mix. He is 10 years old and weighs a chubby 16 lbs. Cheech is being fostered in Ft. Myers, FL.

THANK YOU TO CHEECH'S RESCUE ANGELS!

Irene and Peter Havas, Taylor Spino, Angie Cagle

UPDATED BIO 04/13/2019: Hi everybody, it's Cheech here, lovingly called Cheechie at my foster home. I am a good boy but kinda on the lazy side – for now. Foster Mom said that I really need to be walked on a regular basis so that I can – ummmm – lose a bit of weight. Right now, my favorite thing to do is hang around the house and watch TV. What’s wrong with that? I would love to have a snack while I’m watching TV, but Foster Mom says “no no Cheechie. We are on a diet.” So I get a green bean for a snack. Wow!

I came into UYR with my buddy Chong. You may remember that our previous owner dropped us both off in a church parking lot and we were in a crate together. That wasn’t very nice, was it? But we won the lottery since a very nice person found us and got in touch with UYR – and we love our Foster Mom & Dad.

I love Chong very much and it would be awesome to be adopted into the same home with him, but I would also be okay if we went to different forever homes as well. We both kinda do our own thing - he only cares about playing – a lot - and I am more of a couch potato right now.

So .... if you have a quiet home and don't expect me to do any heavy lifting or wash windows, then I may be your perfect pal. I’ll be your constant buddy if you like to watch TV, as long as I get to go on several walks every day so that I can “slim down”. What does that even mean anyway?

NOTE FROM FOSTER MOM: Please don’t turn away from Cheech due to his age. He has many more years to be a loyal and loving companion to his adopter. Older dogs, like older people, need love too and Cheech has a lot of that to give.

UPDATED BIO 02/23/2019: Cheech is doing very well in his foster home. He is a very laid back kinda fella and agreeable with all people and pups. Cheech can be a little lazy, but that could be attributed to his Grade IV heart murmur . However, he does show some pep in his step when meal time is approaching. Cheech is doing well with his house-training and enjoys a stroll around the back yard. Foster Mom has found that he needs encouragement to get up and about because he does need to lose a pound or two. So, no dessert for Cheechie, just sweet kisses and hugs.

Cheech loves his friend Chong and they do well together. They may do their own thing during the day but when night settles in, they stay with each other - comfy in the security of friendship. So Foster Mom would love to see them remain together.

UPDATED BIO 02/15/2019: Cheech and his brother Chong are acclimating nicely to their foster home after being abandoned in a crate dumped in a church parking lot, along with a bag of food. Cheech has seen the vet and began the process of updating his vaccinations. Thankfully both dogs are heartworm & fecal negative. Cheech does need a dental badly, but will a radiograph of his heart should be done prior to anesthesia since he has a Heart Murmur. He has been started on antibiotics for the skin infection from scratching due to an infestation of fleas and should feel better really soon.

Because Cheech is a chubby 16 lbs, Foster Mom has him on a weight-reduction diet so that he can be a healthier and happier weight. He does limp a bit in the rear, but it is hoped that there is nothing significant going on like a torn or rupture of his CCL (Cranial Cruciate Ligament) – similar to the ACL in humans. He is on a course of Metacam for two weeks to see if this gives him some relief. Stay tuned for more information on both Cheech and Chong as his foster parents get to know them better.

PLEASE NOTE: Cheech and Chong are bonded and must be adopted together.

Initial Bio 1-15-19 Cheech and his brother Chong were abandoned in a church parking lot. They were in a crate with a bag of food sitting next to the crate. We know very little about them except they are very attached to each other. Cheech is overweight and will need to lose quite a bit of weight.

Cheech will be seeing the vet very soon. At that time he will receive all his vaccinations, a heartworm and fecal text, as well as blood work. More than likely he will also need a dental and possibly other vet care. As soon as Cheech has his vet appointment we will know more, so watch for more information on this guy coming soon.

Cheech and Chong are bonded and must be adopted together.


To date we've spent $2146.10 on Cheech's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $441.28 in donations.
Please donate!

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

To fill out the adoption application for Cheech click here.
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I am more handsome in person - trust me on this
Florida
Chong

Chong is a yorkie mix who is 5-1/2 years old and weighs a chubby 18 lbs. He is being fostered in Ft. Myers, FL.

THANK YOU TO CHONG'S RESCUE ANGELS!

Irene and Peter Havas, Wendy Fuhrmaneck, John Sauser, Heather Beal, Sandra Wendt, Teresa Beament, Nancy Farley, Sandra Wendt, Wendy Fuhrmaneck, Wendy Fuhrmaneck

Via Facebook Fundraiser: Barbara Cuva, Chris Ahern, Stephanie Saunders, Christine Stanton, Linda Klein, Barbara Cuva, Karry Rogers

UPDATED BIO 05/21/2019: Hi everybody – Chong here. Just wanted you to remind you that I am still waiting for my furever home. I am simply shocked that someone hasn't noticed all of my charm yet. Foster Mom says I am a really good kid. She loves me and says "Chong, you’re such a good boy and I am sure your new home is just around the corner." I sure do hope she is right – I am so ready to begin my new life in my forever home. I’ve been here since February – it’s great here but I’m looking for my forever and ever parents.

I love my brother Cheech very much and it would be awesome to be adopted into the same home with him, but I would also be okay if we went to different forever homes as well. We both kinda do our own thing - he only cares about laying on the couch and watching TV and I love playing.

I have made good progress with my house-training. I will go on pee-pee pads and also will go outside; I only have an accident here and, but it’s not too often. You may remember that I had bladder stone surgery – not very much fun. I will need to be kept on a special diet so I won’t get any more bladder stones and it is really yummy. Foster Mom said that it costs the same as a high-quality dog food, and you know I am worth it!

You may be wondering what I need in my forever …… here’s a short list:

- I need a loving and fun mom and/or dad who will take me on walks and play with me.

- A fenced yard would be pawsome, but if you walk me a few times a day then I will be ok with that.

- I will need (2) new Kong balls a month. Yes, I really am hard on them but I just love them.

- And since you will be shopping for the new Kongs, feel free to pick up a new squeak toy as well. No sense going for just a couple of balls.

- I like to sleep with you, too. Sometimes I will opt for an ottoman that is close by. But just assume we will be together, lol!

Well that's really all I have to say for now – you know what to do - email Foster Mom with any questions that you may have about me. Look forward to meeting you soon.

UPDATED BIO 04/13/2019: Hi, it’s Chong here, lovingly called Chongo in my foster home. It's Mr. Chongo in some circles. I am a pretty laid-back fellow. I do love to have a ball or toy to chew on and am playful as well. I like being around my people – a lot. I hang out with the other pups here too. I need to lose some weight so it would be a good idea for me to go on walks 2-3x a day to help me do that.

I came into UYR with my buddy Cheech. You may remember that our previous owner dropped us both off in a church parking lot and we were in a crate together. That wasn’t very nice, was it? But we won the lottery since a very nice person found us and got in touch with UYR – and we love our Foster Mom & Dad.

I love Cheech very much and it would be awesome to be adopted into the same home with him, but I would also be okay if we went to different forever homes as well. We both kinda do our own thing - he only cares about laying on the couch and watching TV and I love playing.

I did have surgery to remove some bladder stones after coming to my foster home, but I am doing great now and feel so much better. I am on a special diet now and need to be on this diet for the rest of my life so that the stones don’t come back. At first, I tried the food that was called pate’ – I think that’s a fancy French word. I didn't like it at all. Foster Mom then tried the beef stew and it was a big winner with me.

If you looking for a doggie companion that is game to try new things, then I would be your guy. I am very easy-to-please and even easier to love. Oh, and I sleep in the bed. The big bed that is. Don't worry, I will leave room for you, too.

UPDATED BIO 02/23/2019: Hi everybody, it's me - Chong! Well, I had my surgery to remove the stones in my bladder and I am doing very good. They say some people have rocks in their head – well, I had rocks in my bladder! And these rocks must have been like diamonds because they sure did cost a lot to take them out. This bill rocked my world.

I want to thank everyone so much for caring about me and all the well wishes that you sent. If you can please help me get this bill behind me, I would be so grateful – and relieved. Thanks again; and if you would like to donate towards my vetting expenses, you can click the donate button below and both me and UYR would so appreciative. And your donation will allow UYR to continue to take in dogs like me with medical issues.

UPDATED BIO 02/16/2019: URGENT UPDATE! Chong saw the doctor recently for a bladder infection and medication was prescribed. However, even though he was getting along well and enjoying playing and frolicking about, he still had blood in his urine. He saw the vet today and they did some testing and discovered that he had bladder stones and needed emergency surgery. Chong is perplexed since he never ate stones and couldn't understand how they could get in his bladder! He is in emergency surgery right now. Hopefully all will go well and he will soon be home to his brother Cheech who is missing him.

Chong's surgery is expected to cost approximately $1,000. We are urgently asking our rescue angels to please consider making a donation towards his vetting expenses so that UYR can continue to help little homeless dogs like Chong. Every donation helps.

UPDATED BIO 01/19/2019: Chong and his brother Cheech are acclimating nicely to their foster home after being abandoned in a crate dumped in a church parking lot, along with a bag of food. Chong has seen the vet and began the process of updating his vaccinations. Thankfully both dogs are heartworm & fecal negative. Chong does need a dental badly and this will be scheduled soon.

Because Chong is a chubby 18 lbs, Foster Mom has him on a weight-reduction diet so that he can be a healthier and happier weight. Stay tuned for more information on both Chong and Cheech as his foster parents get to know them better.

PLEASE NOTE: Chong and Cheech are bonded and must be adopted together.

Initial Bio 1-15-19 Chong and his brother Cheech were abandoned in a church parking lot. They were in a crate with a bag of food sitting next to the crate. We know very little about them except they are very attached to each other. Chong is overweight and will need to lose some weight.

Chong will be seeing the vet very soon. At that time he will receive all his vaccinations, a heartworm and fecal text, as well as blood work. More than likely he will also need a dental and possibly other vet care. As soon as Chong has his vet appointment we will know more, so watch for more information on this guy coming soon.

Chong and Cheech are bonded and must be adopted together.


To date we've spent $724.88 on Chong's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $835.00 in donations.
Please donate!

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

To fill out the adoption application for Chong click here.
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I am a sweet, good boy.

I wil be a loving companion to you
Florida
Jack

This sweet Yorkie mix boy is Jack. Jack is 10 years old and weighs a healthy 14 pounds. Jack is both hearing and vision impaired. He is being fostered in St. Augustine, FL.

THANK YOU TO JACK'S RESCUE ANGELS!

Sandy Pagnotta, Michelle Hertzke, Nestor Sanchez, Ileana Letourneau

UPDATED BIO 05/02/2019: Sweet Jack must have spent a long time wandering the streets before being picked up and taken to the local Humane Society. He was very underweight and was covered with fleas. The wonderful people at the Humane Society did everything they could to make him feel better, but he needed more care than they could give him. When his stray hold was up and no one called or came for him, Jack became a United Yorkie Rescue dog.

Jack has been in his foster home for 15 weeks now and sadly, no one has been interested in giving this precious special needs dog a loving forever home. Jack is both deaf and vision-impaired, although Foster Mom believes that he may have a tiny bit of hearing as he reacts when she claps her hands and makes other noises.

Jack loves being outdoors, especially if he is sitting in the sun or being taken on a long walk. Because his Foster Mom doesn’t work outside the home, he gets several long walks every day, and some quality time soaking up the sun. Jack is mostly house-trained – bonus! He has that internal clock that most companion animals have and certainly knows when it’s time to eat and he will go right to his bowl. Jack enjoys eating and has put on some much-needed weight and his hair is starting to fill in.

Jack knows he is loved in his foster home and we don’t think that he has felt that love for a very long time. He will come up and smell his foster parents, and he is becoming comfortable sitting for a short time in Foster Dad's lap. He doesn’t appear to be a little dog that always wants to be in your lap, but he definitely enjoys being with his humans.

Jack is a perfect car passenger and so quiet that you may forget he is there! Even though Jack is visually-impaired, he actually doesn’t often bump into things. For visually impaired dogs, once they have “mapped” your home, they seem to be able to get around very well – that is, as long as you don’t move the furniture! His vision is just a bit fuzzy due to bilateral Lenticular/Nuclear Sclerosis. This is the medical term for a bluish transparent "haze" that develops in the lens of the eye in middle-aged to senior dogs. This is considered a normal change in the lens associated with aging (for dogs and people too!), and is observed as a cloudiness or bluish discoloration on the pupil. It has been our experience that most yorkies begin developing this condition at about age 8+. He does need to be on eye drops twice a day for this condition, and that will be for the rest of his life.

Jack is a wonderful companion dog that just wants to be loved. He is a very quiet and calm little boy that enjoys his naps in a nice soft bed during the day. If you are looking for a sweet, house-trained and loyal little doggie, then please consider putting in an adoption application for Sweet Jack. He has many more years of love and companionship to give. Please don’t turn away from him because of his age or special needs. He has adapted quite well and deserves a loving and understanding home where he can spend his retirement years. Jack’s perfect home would be with a retired couple – Jack loves being with his family, so he would be happier if someone was home with him all the time. He will be okay being an only dog, or perhaps in a home with another dog close to his age. Jack is a special boy and deserves a very special family to love and care for him.

UPDATED BIO 04/02/2019: Sweet Jack must have spent a long time wandering the streets before being picked up and taken to the local Humane Society. He was very underweight and was covered with fleas. The wonderful people at the Humane Society did everything they could to make him feel better, but he needed more care than they could give him. When his stray hold was up and no one called or came for him, Jack became a United Yorkie Rescue dog.

Jack has been in his foster home for 11 weeks now and sadly, no one has been interested in giving this precious special needs dog a loving forever home. Jack is both deaf and vision-impaired, although Foster Mom believes that he may have a tiny bit of hearing as he reacts when she claps her hands and makes other noises.

Jack loves being outdoors, especially if he is sitting in the sun or being taken on a long walk. Because his Foster Mom doesn’t work outside the home, he gets several long walks every day, and some quality time soaking up the sun. Jack is mostly house-trained – bonus! He has that internal clock that most companion animals have and certainly knows when it’s time to eat and he will go right to his bowl. Jack enjoys eating and has put on some much-needed weight and his hair is starting to fill in.

Jack knows he is loved in his foster home and we don’t think that he has felt that love for a very long time. He will come up and smell his foster parents, and he is becoming comfortable sitting for a short time in Foster Dad's lap. He doesn’t appear to be a little dog that always wants to be in your lap, but he definitely enjoys being with his humans.

Jack is a perfect car passenger and so quiet that you may forget he is there! Even though Jack is visually-impaired, he actually doesn’t often bump into things. For visually impaired dogs, once they have “mapped” your home, they seem to be able to get around very well – that is, as long as you don’t move the furniture! His vision is just a bit fuzzy due to bilateral Lenticular/Nuclear Sclerosis. This is the medical term for a bluish transparent "haze" that develops in the lens of the eye in middle-aged to senior dogs. This is considered a normal change in the lens associated with aging (for dogs and people too!), and is observed as a cloudiness or bluish discoloration on the pupil. It has been our experience that most yorkies begin developing this condition at about age 8+. He does need to be on eye drops twice a day for this condition, and that will be for the rest of his life.

Jack is a wonderful companion dog that just wants to be loved. He is a very quiet and calm little boy that enjoys his naps in a nice soft bed during the day. If you are looking for a sweet, house-trained and loyal little doggie, then please consider putting in an adoption application for Sweet Jack. He has many more years of love and companionship to give. Please don’t turn away from him because of his age or special needs. He has adapted quite well and deserves a loving and understanding home where he can spend his retirement years. Jack’s perfect home would be with a retired couple – Jack loves being with his family, so he would be happier if someone was home with him all the time. He will be okay being an only dog, or perhaps in a home with another dog close to his age. Jack is a special boy and deserves a very special family to love and care for him.

UPDATED BIO 02/28/2019: Sweet Jack must have spent a long time wandering the streets before being picked up and taken to the local Humane Society. He was very underweight and was covered with fleas. The wonderful people at the Humane Society did everything they could to make him feel better, but he needed more care than they could give him. When his stray hold was up and no one called or came for him, Jack became a United Yorkie Rescue dog.

Jack has been in his foster home for six weeks now and has adapted quite nicely considering the fact that he is totally deaf and vision-impaired. He recently had a dental and lost 10 teeth, but this doesn’t affect his ability to eat. Jack needs to gain weight since he was very thin when he came into rescue and a healthy weight for him would be 14-15 lbs. He is becoming more active each day and sleeping less which he did early on. He loves going outside to do his business, so a forever family with a fenced-in back yard where he could smell the outdoors and roam around would be a bonus! Jack has discovered the toy box and although he hasn’t actually played with the toys yet, he knows where they are.

Jack is acclimating to being a beloved member of his foster family – it took him a while to realize that he was safe and loved, but he is now seeking out his foster parents and loves to be with them – especially his Foster Dad. He likes to be petted and have his ears scratched. He is a quiet and mellow little fella who seldom barks and would make a wonderful loving and loyal companion.

Jack’s perfect home would be one that has at least one stay-at-home parent who understands that Jack has some special needs and is willing to patiently and lovingly work with him on how to overcome those challenges. He would do well as an only dog in the home, but would also adapt to a doggie companion who is close to his size and age – no younger dogs please as their high-energy may be too much for him with his special needs. He is also okay with kitty cats and tends to just ignore them.

Please don’t turn away from Jack because he is deaf and vision-impaired. He deserves the same love and compassion he did when he was a younger dog. Jack has a lot of love to give to his adoptive family.

PLEASE NOTE: Due to Jack’s deafness and vision-impairment, he cannot be adopted into a home with children under the age of 14 years old.

UPDATED BIO 02/02/2019: Poor Jack must have spent a long time wandering the streets before being picked up and taken to the local Humane Society. He was very underweight and was covered with fleas. The wonderful people at the Humane Society did everything they could to make him feel better, but he needed more care than they could give him. When his stray hold was up and no one called or came for him, Jack became a United Yorkie Rescue dog.

Jack’s healthy weight should be around 14-15 lbs, and his foster mom is working on helping him gain that weight. It has been determined that Jack is totally deaf, but he is a smart boy and is following the other dogs in the home and taking clues from their behavior. He seems to anticipate things with them - when the resident dogs get up to go out, he will get up and join them. Sometimes he needs a little more encouragement and guidance. Jack has already learned about what time dinner is, lol!

Jack is vision-impaired as well and has been diagnosed with bilateral Lenticular/Nuclear Sclerosis. This is the medical term for a bluish transparent "haze" that develops in the lens of the eye in middle-aged to senior dogs. This is considered a normal change in the lens associated with aging (for dogs and people too!), and is observed as a cloudiness or bluish discoloration on the pupil. It has been our experience that most yorkies begin developing this condition at about age 8+.

Jack’s horrible skin condition caused by the severe flea infestation when he came into rescue is much, much better. Jack is otherwise a very healthy 10 year old dog. Foster Mom says that Jack is a sweet boy and is becoming more active as he becomes more acclimated in his foster home.

Please don’t turn away from Jack because he is deaf and vision-impaired. He deserves the same love and compassion he did when he was a younger dog. Jack has a lot of love to give to his adoptive family. His perfect home would be with someone that is home a lot and who will work with him on his hearing/vision impairments in a kind and understanding way. Jack would also like to have another doggie companion close to his age and size that could “show him the ropes” in his new home.

PLEASE NOTE: Due to Jack’s deafness and vision-impairment, he cannot be adopted into a home with children under the age of 14 years old.

Initial bio 01-14-19 Poor Jack must have spent a long time wandering the streets before being picked up and taken to the local Humane Society. He is so skinny and was covered with fleas. The wonderful people at the Humane Society did everything they could be make him better, but he needed more care than they could give him. And so when his stray hold was up and no one called or came for him, Jack became a United Yorkie Rescue dog.

Jack is very underweight. His foster mom can see and feel his ribs protruding. His teeth are in very bad shape and need to be taken care of very soon. His eyes need continued antibiotics. It seems he is vision impaired. He can see, though not very well. It doesn't stop him from exploring and checking out his surrounding. Jack's skin is dry and flaky. He got his much-needed bath to help with the flakiness. There is hair loss on several parts of his body. This is most likely from the abundance of fleas that were on him when he was found. There also is a little growth on the top of his head, which may be a fatty tumor or something more severe. We hope not.

Jack seems to be a very friendly dog. He has already shown that he likes people. He was fine with the cat and the other dogs in his foster home. Jack will be seeing the vet next week and hopefully we will get nothing but good news. His teeth will be taken care of and he will get the meds needed for any other issues.

There will be so much more coming about Jack as his foster parents discover more about Jack, his personality, and his health. Please check back soon for more information on Jack and when he will be ready for his forever home.


To date we've spent $735.10 on Jack's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $275.00 in donations.
Please donate!

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

To fill out the adoption application for Jack click here.
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I am such a pretty and sweet girlie

I am looking for a loving forever home
Florida
Kendra

MEET KENDRA! She is one of 20 dogs rescued by UYR from a horrendous puppy mill in Southern Georgia. Kendra is 6-1/2 years old and weighs 8 lbs. She is being fostered in Jacksonville, FL.

THANK YOU TO KENDRA'S RESCUE ANGELS!

Michelle Pannoni, Debra Bass, Nestor Sanchez

UPDATED BIO 04/23/2019: Kendra here. I wanted to let people know that I am getting to learn what it is to be a beloved doggie companion! In the beginning I was so afraid ‘cause I didn't know what to expect. Foster Mom has helped me learn that people want to love me and they do not want me to be afraid. I'm starting to have eye contact with people and its OK for me to spend time on a chair or in bed with them.

Here’s some bonus news - I am going outside to do my business. I sleep in a crate at night and am excited to go outside to potty when Foster Mom gets up. I eat my dry kibble in the kitchen with the big dog, but I am still afraid another dog will take my food since that’s what happened in my previous life.

I’m trying to learn to trust people and learn other doggie things. There are times I act playful with my tail wagging and a smile, but hesitate ‘cause I’m not sure what to do. I am searching for a furever home with people who will help me continue to adjust to living outside of a puppy mill. I would prefer stay at home adults who can help me continue to adjust

Here’s what I need in my furever home:

- A fenced-in yard since I’m not doing too well with that leash thing

- A home where there is at least stay-at-home adult who can continue to help me adjust to life outside the puppy mill.

I know I will learn to love you but will just need time to learn about being a doggie. So if you have a lot of patience and love to give to me, I will be loyal and loving right back.

UPDATED BIO 03/27/2019: Kendra had her spay today and did not need a dental – wow. Foster Mom reports that she is improving more each day. If she is let out on a regular schedule, she will do her business outside. She acts like she wants to play as she comes running towards her Foster Mom with a smile …. then stops about an arms’ length away. She is finally using a dog bed and just started taking a treat from Foster Mom’s hand at arms’ length. At the vet visit today, they reported that she did good with the staff, which was a big relief since she has met only a few strangers since leaving the puppy mill and Foster Mom is anxious to see how she does with houseguests in a few days. She is making excellent progress.

UPDATED BIO 03/24/2019: Kendra is slowly learning what life is outside of the horrible puppy mill where she spent her entire life. Since this property was operating as a puppy mill, inhumanely breeding dogs to sell for profit, many of these dogs were highly sought-after small breeds, and there were a hundred or so yorkshire terriers, maltese and yorkie/maltese mixes, in addition to many other small breed dogs.

Kendra is one of the more timid and frightened dogs that came into UYR. She is slowly making progress as far as being socialized, but is still fearful of being touched or held. She remains scared of humans and will run away if approached. Her foster mom previously had her in a 2 x 2 exercise pen to acclimate her to the household, but is now letting her roam around the house at will so that she will become more comfortable with her surroundings. She has a blanket she received when she arrived and now uses it for security. Foster mom places the blanket in a dog bed and Kendra now lies in the dog bed with the blanket - sweet.

Just this past week Kendra has slowly started to improve. The exercise pen was removed and after a few days she started to explore the house. She still cowers into a submissive position any time people are near her, even her foster mom. She acts like she wants to come towards her, but is still unsure. If foster mom lies on the floor with her arm extended, Kendra will slowly approach to sniff her fingers. She had her first bath which was traumatic for both Kendra and her foster mom, but she gradually accepted it. She has also just started to eat some steamed chicken, which is also being used as treats and rewards when placed near her. It will still be a while before this sweet girlie is ready for adoption, but she is making progress. Baby steps!

Kendra is still very submissive and has little clue what she is supposed to do when outside, but if foster mom stays a distance away from her, she will do her business; otherwise, she will lie down in a submissive posture. It will take time, but Kendra will soon feel safe and be more open to house-training. At this time, Kendra needs more time to adjust to life outside the puppy mill. Kendra’s foster mom does not think she would do well in a busy household with children, so an adult-only home is preferred for this little princess.

The UYR members that pulled Kendra were shocked and saddened at the inhumane conditions in which these dogs were living. The property had more than 700 dogs being housed in a warehouse in too-small crates – with more than one dog per crate, and stacked one on top of the other. A majority of the dogs pulled were suffering from malnourishment, sores and abrasions, severe dental disease, matted hair, infections, severe eye injuries, congenital diseases and general severe neglect. The smell alone of the poor dogs was enough to cause a person to be nauseous and these dogs lived 24/7 365 days a year in this environment.

Please watch for postings on all 20 dogs from the puppy mill that came into UYR. This was a huge endeavor that took a lot of supportive members who all volunteered their time and without our amazing fostering members, we would not have been able to save so many. UYR is very proud and humbled to have participated in bringing happiness and new lives and love to 20 little doggies. The vetting expenses on these little dogs will be huge, so if you have been moved by Kendra’s story and the stories of the other 19 dogs who are journeying toward wellness and love, please consider making a donation to help UYR continue to participate in rescues of this magnitude.

UPDATED BIO 03/05/2019: Kendra is learning what life is outside of the horrible puppy mill where she spent her entire life. Since this property was operating as a puppy mill, inhumanely breeding dogs to sell for profit, many of these dogs were highly sought-after small breeds, and there were a hundred or so yorkshire terriers, maltese and yorkie/maltese mixes, in addition to many other small breed dogs.

Kendra appears to be a bright and happy little girl who just wants to be safe and be loved. She is a very pretty little girl and is a brave survivor of the life she’s led, and this speaks of the amazing resilience and desire to trust she has. Once she has learned that most humans have loving hands and a kind touch, she will be an amazing little companion to the right family. Kendra is heartworm negative and we are so grateful to learn this news. She has received her vaccinations and will soon be spayed. Please stay tuned for update on this sweet girlie.

Kendra slept in a soft bed her first night in her foster home, with food and water available to her. She is learning how to drink water out of a bowl, and is now eating her meals out of a bowl as well, which wasn’t always the case in the puppy mill. Kendra appears to be a bright and happy little girl who just wants to be safe and be loved. She is a very pretty little girl and is a brave survivor of the life she’s led, but this speaks of the amazing resilience and desire to trust she has.

The UYR members that pulled Kendra were shocked and saddened at the inhumane conditions in which these dogs were living. The property had more than 700 dogs being housed in a warehouse in too-small crates – with more than one dog per crate, and stacked one on top of the other. A majority of the dogs pulled were suffering from malnourishment, sores and abrasions, severe dental disease, matted hair, infections, severe eye injuries, congenital diseases and general severe neglect. The smell alone of the poor dogs was enough to cause a person to be nauseous and these dogs lived 24/7 365 days a year in this environment.

Please watch for updated postings on all 20 dogs from the puppy mill that came into UYR and who are being fostered in Florida, Alabama, Tennessee and Kentucky. This was a huge endeavor that took a lot of supportive members who all volunteered their time and without our amazing fostering members, we would not have been able to save so many. UYR is very proud and humbled to have participated in bringing happiness and new lives and love to 20 little doggies. The vetting expenses on these little dogs will be huge, so if you have been moved by Kendra’s story and the stories of the other 19 dogs who are journeying toward wellness and love, please consider making a donation to help UYR continue to participate in rescues of this magnitude.

INITIAL BIO 03/02/2019: Kendra is learning what life is outside of the horrible puppy mill where she spent her entire life. Since this property was operating as a puppy mill, inhumanely breeding dogs to sell for profit, many of these dogs were highly sought-after small breeds, and there were a hundred or so yorkshire terriers, maltese and yorkie/maltese mixes, in addition to many other small breed dogs.

Kendra slept in a soft bed her first night in her foster home, with food and water available to her. She is learning how to drink water out of a bowl, and is now eating her meals out of a bowl as well, which wasn’t always the case in the puppy mill. Kendra appears to be a bright and happy little girl who just wants to be safe and be loved. She is a very pretty little girl and is a brave survivor of the life she’s led, but this speaks of the amazing resilience and desire to trust she has.

The UYR members that pulled Kendra were shocked and saddened at the inhumane conditions in which these dogs were living. The property had more than 700 dogs being housed in a warehouse in too-small crates – with more than one dog per crate, and stacked one on top of the other. A majority of the dogs pulled were suffering from malnourishment, sores and abrasions, severe dental disease, matted hair, infections, severe eye injuries, congenital diseases and general severe neglect. The smell alone of the poor dogs was enough to cause a person to be nauseous and these dogs lived 24/7 365 days a year in this environment.

Kendra slept in a soft bed her first night in her foster home, with food and water available to her. She is learning how to drink water out of a bowl, and is now eating her meals out of a bowl as well, which wasn’t always the case in the puppy mill. Kendra appears to be a bright and happy little girl who just wants to be safe and be loved. She is a very pretty little girl and is a brave survivor of the life she’s led, but this speaks of the amazing resilience and desire to trust she has.

Another UYR Team pulled 9 more dogs from this puppy mill today. Please watch for postings on all 20 dogs that came into UYR. This was a huge endeavor that took a lot of supportive members who all volunteered their time and without our amazing fostering members, we would not have been able to save so many. UYR is very proud and humbled to have participated in bringing happiness and new lives and love to 20 little doggies. The vetting expenses on these little dogs will be huge, so if you have been moved by Kendra’s story and the stories of the other 19 dogs who are journeying toward wellness and love, please consider making a donation to help UYR continue to participate in rescues of this magnitude.


To date we've spent $460.83 on Kendra's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $200.00 in donations.
Please donate!

For more information, contact my foster parents at: yorkierescuemom@live.com.

To fill out the adoption application for Kendra click here.
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I know you want me to be your baby

I am such a happy girl
Florida
Mia

Meet sweet Mia. She is a 6 year old yorkie who weighs only 8 pounds. Mia is being fostered in Lighthouse Point, FL.

THANK YOU TO MIA'S RESCUE ANGELS!

Charles Golden, John Sauser

UPDATED BIO 05/09/2019: Mia was an owner surrender who came into United Yorkie Rescue only yesterday. She recently had a spay surgery and dental, but unfortunately those surgeries were done by an unlicensed vet prior to coming into rescue. As a result, her spay sutures were not closed properly and with inferior material and put in too deeply so she must undergo another surgery to remove these sutures and repair her incision properly. Inasfar as the dental, there was an apparent attempt to clean her teeth, which resulted in more problems and exposed roots which are very painful for Mia. She will have her reparative surgery on Monday so that this sweet girl can begin to heal and feel better.

Mia’s foster parents say that she is a lovely little girl, but they feel she would be happier if she was the only dog in the home. She has only been in her foster home for a day now, but she loves to go on long walks and is very curious about her surroundings. She is a gem in the car as well.

Mia’s former family was not able to care for her. She was being left alone for so many hours, and she was sad all the time. We do know this about Mia - she would love someone home with her a lot of the time. She doesn't want to be left alone anymore all day, every day, day after day. Mia’s perfect home would have at least one stay-at-home parent; we are not sure at this time how Mia would do with children and kitty cats.

INITIAL BIO 05/08/2019: Mia arrived today in her foster home. She will be seeing the vet very soon and we will know so much more about her. She was recently spayed, but she needs all her vaccinations including a heartworm and fecal test. We will also find out how much she weighs and any other medical issues she may have.

Her former family was not able to care for her. She was being left alone for so many hours, and she was sad all the time. We know this about Mia - she would love someone home with her a lot of the time. She doesn't want to be left alone anymore all day, every day, day after day. So her perfect home would have at least one stay-at-home parent.

We are not sure how Mia would do with kids, cats or other dogs. There is much to learn about Mia and what kind of home and family would be her perfect home and her forever family. Please come back really soon and get to know Mia along with us.


To date we've spent $1799.64 on Mia's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $1824.64 in donations.
Please donate!

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

To fill out the adoption application for Mia click here.
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I am adorable. I am sure you agree.

I like belly rubs.
Florida
Pinky

This little Yorkie angel is Pinky. She is 6 years old and weighs only 8 pounds. Pinky is being fostered in The Villages, FL..

THANK YOU TO PINKY'S RESCUE ANGELS!

Craig Seal

UPDATED BIO 05/09/2019: Hi Everyone, It's me - Pinky. I’m doing so good. I had my well-dog checkup recently and the nice lady vet said I was looking great! Something else made it more wonderful - she said I was only 6 years old at the most! Hooray! She said I was in very good health and I've put on some weight since I came to my foster home and am a perfect 8 lbs now. Oh, let me tell you about my foster home…..

I share my foster home with my yorkie housemates Annie and Mattie. Oh, and there’s an obnoxious African Grey Parrot named Bogie. He knows our names and just keeps harassing us girls. Annie and Mattie keep barking at him and getting in trouble. I just ignore him, jump up on the couch and chill. I pretty much do that with everyone and everything. I'm that kinda girl. Nothing really bothers me now that I'm safe and sound in my foster home.

When I arrived here, I was pretty skinny and not looking too good, but I'm feeling and looking great now. I really do like one-on-one attention from my foster parents. Mattie doesn't mind sharing, but Annie always pokes her head in if Foster Mom or Dad are petting me. I guess she likes special attention, too. My foster parents say I am a sweetheart and have a lot of character, and I like it when they say that to me. I have started playing with toys and they are a lot of fun.

I am really good with using the pee-pee pads – I go on them most of the time. If Foster Mom she sees me assuming the position to go in the house, she picks me up and runs outside with me. She said I'm the bestest four-legged houseguest meal-eater she's ever had. Yup, I do like to eat and I guess I've got a pretty good digestive system, too.

So, I know I can't stay here furever but would really like to settle in with someone who could give me the love and attention Foster Mom says I deserve. My brother and I had a pretty bad time there for a while and were both pretty sick and very neglected. My brother and I were supposed to come to our foster home together, but he was way sicker than me and had heartworms and went to the Rainbow Bridge just before we were going to leave. I miss him a lot. So now I've been given a second chance at life and I'm anxious to know where my furever home will be. I will love you forever, and will be so happy to say buh-bye to Bogie.

PLEASE NOTE: Due to Pinky’s small size, she cannot be adopted into a home with children under the age of 14 years old. No exceptions will be made.

UPDATED BIO 04/13/2019: Little Pinky has been in her UYR foster home for a week now. She was rescued from a high-kill shelter in Alabama where her owner turned in Pinky and her brother. They were both underweight and sick. Pinky’s brother had heartworms and was very sick. Sadly, he didn't make it. It took Pinky a couple of weeks to recuperate before she made the trip to Florida.

Pinky has adjusted well on her foster home. She and the resident yorkie girlies get along great. Bogie the parrot hasn't quite gotten a handle on her name yet but he is working on it lol! We know a bit more about Pinky now, and we can affirmatively say that she does not like riding in the car, which is understandable after being on a van transport for a kazillion hours. She walks well on a leash and for the most part, will do her business outside. She does tinkle on the pee-pee pad; otherwise, she does the rest of her business wherever she chooses, so her Foster Mom is working with her on this.

Pinky is a very good eater and does like to snuggle on her terms, sort of like a kitty cat. She likes to perch up on the back of the couch (just like a cat) and can be very independent when it comes to rounding up the crew. She will come when called – sometimes, but Foster Mom has found if Pinky doesn't wanna come - she ain't gonna come – very independent little princess and too cute. She’s a girlie that knows what she wants and figures out a way to get what she wants. Little Miss Sassy Pants, but totally adorable and sweet.

Pinky will be going to the vet soon for a well doggie check and then we will know lots more about her and if she has any medical issues. Please come back soon to check on updates on this little sweetie. She is scheduled to see the vet on May 2nd.

PLEASE NOTE: Due to Pinky’s small size, she cannot be adopted into a home with children under the age of 14 years old. No exceptions will be made.

Initial bio 4/7/19 Little Pinky just came into United Yorkie Rescue today. She was rescued from a high kill shelter in Alabama where their owner turned in Pinky and her brother. They were both underweight and sick. Pinky’s brother had heartworms and was very sick. He didn't make it. He died two days after being turned in to the shelter. Pinky was also underweight and sick. She couldn't make the first transport to Florida because of her weakened state. Pinky spent the last 2 weeks in an Alabama temporary foster home where she was cared for and received vet care until she was healthy enough to travel to Florida. This morning adorable Pinky made that trip to Florida, and is now settling happily into her foster home.

Her foster mom said as soon as Pinky walked into her foster home she began exploring everything. She was like a spunky little monkey having to see and sniff everything she could. She had the energy of a much younger dog. Pinky sure doesn’t seem like she is sick anymore. Her foster mom thinks it is possible Pinky is somewhat hearing impaired. Other than that she seems pretty healthy. Pinky will be going to the vet soon for a well doggie check and then we will know lots more about Pinky and if she has any medical issues. Please come back soon to check out the new pictures and information that will be coming any day now on this little sweetie.


To date we've spent $283.11 on Pinky's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $50.00 in donations.
Please donate!

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

To fill out the adoption application for Pinky click here.
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I know I am cute

Here I am just chilling
Florida
Rocco

Rocco is a tiny 8 year old 6 pound cutie. He is being fostered in Orlando, FL.

UPDATED BIO 05/08/2019: Hi, it's me - Rocco. I am getting sad – why? Because I am starting to feel like I'll never have the perfect forever home. You see, I wasn't treated well in my first home and as nice as the people have been to me since leaving that horrible place, I've been having trouble trying to adjust to the kindness I've been shown. I still get scared at times and will growl at the kind people. This makes them afraid to be around me, which makes me even more sad. My sweet foster mom is working with me on making my trust issues.

I so desperately want a loving forever home. If you want to know more about me and my needs for my forever home, please read my earlier bios. Here are a few conditions that will help me to adjust easier to my forever home.

- I need to be in a home that has only one mom, no one else.

- There can be no men, children, dogs or cats living in the home.

- There cannot be a swimming pool either.

- - Due to Rocco's unique requirements, his adoptive mom will need to live within an hour's drive of Orlando, FL. Rocco’s foster mom would like to have several Meet-and-Greets with his adoptive mom to ensure that his new home will be the perfect fit for him.

My ideal home will have a mom who is retired or works from home. I do not like to be left alone for long periods of time. My preferred adopter is a woman who has some experience with dogs like me that have had some trauma in their lives, or who is a behavioral specialist or an experienced dog owner/trainer. I want to be the best I can be and a mom with previous experience with doggies like me would really help.

I am as cute as a bug. I am current on all my vaccinations, microchipped and have had a dental cleaning. I take a few medications to help me with joint and osteoarthritis pain from my luxating left knee – they are Galliprant and Dasuquin – the monthly cost is approximately $25 – and I am so worth it! Don't worry, I can still run and jump. I am house-trained. I wear a belly band in the house because I sometimes lift my leg to mark. I've never pooped in the house though so that is a good thing. I always let my foster mom know when I have to go outside.

I love to run in the backyard, so a fenced yard would be nice, but not required as long as I can go for several long walks each day. I love to go for walks. If you feel you would be the kind of mom I need, please click on the adoption application link below. I hope you're the one I'm looking for. Rocco out for now.

UPDATED BIO 04/04/2019: Hi there – Rocco here. Will you be my new mom? I have been fully vetted, neutered, current on all my vaccinations and am also microchipped. I recently had my teeth cleaned and I didn't need to have any teeth pulled. Yay for me!

I’m really healthy, but I do have a luxating left patella and my right hip bone has an odd shape to it, but that doesn't affect my ability to walk or run. Hey, I'm a Yorkie, it's gonna happen. I take a pill every day to help with any pain I occasionally have. and also take a supplement to help my joints. My foster mom slips the pills in my food. She thinks I don't know she does this, but it helps me to walk and run in the backyard, so I don't mind.

I love to spend time with my Foster Mom. She puts me on her lap and I curl up and go to sleep. I love to have my head and ears scratched, but not my back so much. I love car rides and walks in the neighborhood. I also like running and exploring the fenced backyard at Foster Mom's home.

I do, however, have some special requirements for my new home. Here’s what they are:

- I MUST be in a home with only my new mommy. I don't want to share my mom with anyone else. There CANNOT be any men, children, cats or other dogs in my new home.

- I cannot be left alone for long periods of time - this will make me very sad, so I need a mom who is retired or works from home. This is very important to me.

- My new home CANNOT have a swimming pool. I know there are a lot of restrictions, but trust me, I'm so worth it.

- Did I say I didn’t want to share my home with other cats & dogs? Just making sure.

If you read my previous bio, you know the reason why there can be no men or a swimming pool at my new home. You see, when I was with my first owner, he didn't get me groomed very often and my hair got all tangled and the tangles hurt when they pulled on my skin. Then, when I needed a bath, the man would throw me in the swimming pool and this scared me so much! This went on for over 4 years! So, now you know why I don't like men or swimming pools. Because of this, I still don't like getting a bath. You'll have to be very careful with me when it's bath time. I will probably be very upset and growl at you.

You may be thinking I'm a mean little boy, but I'm really not. As long as you are aware of the bad experience I had, we'll be best buds. I just want a new mom who will love me unconditionally and I will love you right back. You will see how very sweet and loving and loyal I will be to you – forever.

I'd love to meet you, but first you'll need to submit an application for me and if you've previously had a vet, my Foster Mom will need to get a reference from their office. Because I think we should meet first, it would be best if you live no more than an hour away from Orlando where I am living with my Foster Mom. I look forward to meeting you. XOXOXOXO, Rocco

Initial Bio 3/15/19 Rocco has had a rocky road from his very early days until he became a United Yorkie Rescue dog. He was bought from a breeder as a puppy. He lived with his first family for four and a half years. This family decided they no longer wanted Rocco because he was a bother. So they were ready to turn him into the SPCA. As luck would have it that very same day a couple came into the SPCA looking for a little dog and saw this man holding this little Yorkie. He was matted and dirty and needed major attention.

This nice couple took this little dog. Rocco was a scared and angry little guy for quite a while. Rocco was so scared that at the vet clinic he was aggressive to the vet. In order to examine him and get him up to date on his vaccinations they had to sedate him. While sedated they also shaved him down to the skin to get rid of the mats. His new mom and dad worked with him, but soon discovered he was not fond of men very much and really only liked women. This was most likely due to being abused by the man in his first family. These nice people worked hard with Rocco and he made great progress. They had Rocco for 3 years and during those years they had two children, they both worked, and their once quiet home became noisy and loud and full of activity.

Last year Rocco's family decided Rocco needed a much quieter, more sedate home life. Rocco’s dad’s mother having gotten to know Rocco from baby sitting the two young kids offered to take Rocco in. Rocco was now in his third home. Although Rocco has made so much progress under the love and care of both his last families he was still was unhappy because there was a man in the house and men still were his least favorite people. With much regret and knowing how far Rocco has come it was decided he really needed a home where it would only be Rocco and his mom, no men, no kids, and maybe one other small dog, but even no other dog would be better. A fenced yard would be great, but he does fine on a leash.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION! ROCCO WILL ONLY BE CONSIDERED FOR ADOPTION TO A FEMALE ONLY HOME – he bonds tightly to only one person and doesn’t like to “share” their affections with anyone else. He cannot go to a home that includes another woman or man, children and cats. Rocco can be placed in a home with another small (no bigger than 10-12 lbs) dog who is mellow and non-aggressive. There will be no exceptions made.

Rocco has only been in his foster home about two weeks and his foster mom will need a little time to figure him out. Please check for updates on this adorable little boy.


To date we've spent $589.17 on Rocco's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $504.70 in donations.
Please donate!

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

To fill out the adoption application for Rocco click here.
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I am beautiful. And sweet. Very very sweet.

Dontcha love my head shot?
Florida
Rosie

Rosie is a beautiful 6-1/2 year old 12 lb Yorkie. Sweet Rosie is being fostered in Dunedin, FL

THANK YOU TO ROSIE'S RESCUE ANGELS!

Tanya McCuen

UPDATED BIO 05/12/2019: Rosie was adopted from UYR in January, 2018, but due to an undiagnosed genetic digestive issue, her family sadly surrendered her back to UYR so that she would get the much-needed medical attention and thorough diagnostic testing she needs. Since she arrived in her foster home 5 weeks ago, she has seen a specialist and her diagnosis was a probable Inflammatory Bowel Disease. Rosie will need to be on a restricted prescription diet for the rest of her life – the monthly costs of this RX food is about $75. This must be strictly followed by her adoptive family so that Rosie can maintain the great health she has had for the past 5 weeks.

Rosie’s sweet disposition and loving nature puts a smile on the faces of all who meet her. She is a friend to all – both two-legged and four-legged. She quickly adapted to her foster mom and will most likely adapt to her forever home just as quickly. She would make a wonderful companion to a family who wants a furry best friend and a loyal companion who enjoys having her follow them around everywhere they go. Rosie loves her long walks and car rides and is always ready and willing to go wherever her person goes. She has a funny and kind of silly and goofy personality which is oh-so-endearing. She often bounces around and runs in circles if she feels she is not getting enough attention – sweet!

Rosie is okay with all dogs, but does shy away from larger and/or rambunctious dogs. She would be okay being an only dog, but it’s too early to tell if that is a requirement. Her foster mom has observed that she ignores other dogs that come into the home to visit. She gets along with them, but prefers the company of her person over the company of other dogs. She would be okay with kitty cats in the home.

Rosie is fully house-trained and enjoys doing her business on her long walks. She is very well-mannered on the leash as well. She hasn’t quite engaged in play with toys in her foster home yet, but that may come later. She enjoys sleeping in bed with her person, and loves to lie beside them or in their lap.

Rosie’s perfect home would be an adult household where she will be the center of attention and absolutely the perfect doggie companion. Rosie is now ready for adoption and will surely make her forever family smile each and every day.

UPDATED BIO 04/18/2019: Rosie was adopted from UYR in January, 2018, but due to some recurrent digestive issues, her family sadly surrendered her back to UYR so that she would get the much-needed medical attention and thorough diagnostic testing she needs. Since she arrived 2 weeks ago, she has had no medical issues whatsoever and is doing just great. She is currently on a very restricted diet which she may need to stay on for the rest of her life.

Rosie’s sweet disposition and loving nature puts a smile on the faces of all who meet her. She is a friend to all – both two-legged and four-legged. She quickly adapted to her foster mom and will most likely adapt to her forever home just as quickly. She would make a wonderful companion to a family who wants a furry best friend and a loyal companion who enjoys having her follow them around everywhere they go. Rosie loves her long walks and car rides and is always ready and willing to go wherever her person goes. She has a funny and kind of silly and goofy personality which is oh-so-endearing. She often bounces around and runs in circles if she feels she is not getting enough attention – sweet!

Rosie is okay with all dogs, but does shy away from larger and/or rambunctious dogs. She would be okay being an only dog, but it’s too early to tell if that is a requirement. Her foster mom has observed that she ignores other dogs that come into the home to visit. She gets along with them, but prefers the company of her person over the company of other dogs. She would be okay with kitty cats in the home.

Rosie is fully house-trained and enjoys doing her business on her long walks. She is very well-mannered on the leash as well. She hasn’t quite engaged in play with toys in her foster home yet, but that may come later. She enjoys sleeping in bed with her person, and loves to lie beside them or in their lap.

Rosie’s perfect home would be an adult household where she will be the center of attention and absolutely the perfect doggie companion. Her foster mom is working on resolving Rosie’s frequent digestive issues, which seem to be improving with the very restricted and appropriate diet. As soon as this has been fully resolved, Rosie will be ready for adoption and will surely make her forever family smile each and every day.

INITIAL BIO 04/05/2019: Rosie just arrived in her foster home today; she was adopted from UYR in January, 2018, but due to some on-going medical issues she was having, her family very sadly surrendered her back to UYR so that she could get the much-needed medical attention and thorough diagnostic testing she needs. Rosie is a sweet little dog. She likes walking on the leash several times a day and is very friendly when meeting people and dogs. Rosie is very social and has an oh-so-sweet disposition. She will be seeing a specialist very soon to determine the course of action needed to get this precious little girlie healthy. Until Rosie has seen the specialist and we know the results of the testing Rosie will not be available for adoption. A vet appointment for her special tests will be made very soon. Stay tuned to learn more about Rosie as soon as we know more about this sweet girl.

We already know that Rosie's specialized tests, including seeing the specialist, will be costly. Please help us with her medical expenses and be a special Rosie angel and donate to this sweet girl's medical costs. United Yorkie Rescue and Rosie will be so grateful.


To date we've spent $282.78 on Rosie's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $276.78 in donations.
Please donate!

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

To fill out the adoption application for Rosie click here.
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I am so happy in my foster home.

I am looking for a forever home. It could be you - I am very sweet.
Florida
Rusty

Rusty is 10 years old and weighs 11.11 pounds. This sweet Dachshund Yorkie Mix (a Dorkie!) has some special needs and is being fostered in Ocala, FL..

THANK YOU TO RUSTY'S RESCUE ANGELS!

Michelle Hertzke

UPDATED BIO 05/17/2019: Rusty here with an update…. I am still looking for my forever home. I’m cute and sweet and everyone who meets me just falls in love with me. I am very quiet and polite and I get along with both people and animals. I love to be with my human and I will do everything in my power to please them – yup, I’m a people-pleasin’ kinda dog.

I recently had blood work done and my kidney levels are remaining stable – that’s great news. I am still taking medication (two pills a day) - it is called Azodyl and I will be fine. The medicine can be purchased online and for one month its only $42. I do not have any problems taking my medication, but I am not eating that “yucky” special kidney food. The nice doctor said that was okay. However, don’t feed me processed meat or table scraps cuz that will make me sick. I also have a Grade III/VI heart murmur – but no medications are indicated for my heart at this time. Again …. did I mention that I am the best dog ever?

When I was at the vet’s office, everyone petted me and said how well-behaved I was. They all wanted to adopt me but already had a dog. But if you are looking for a loving and fun companion like me, click on the link below to complete an application and meet me. I am always ready to jump in the car or golf cart and go for a ride on a moment’s notice. What more could you want from a sweet and loving companion like me? I am patiently waiting for my forever family. I hope to hear from you soon.

NOTE FROM FOSTER MOM: Please don’t turn away from this sweet and precious dog due to his age or the fact that he needs daily medication. He is an amazing little boy who only wants his very own family to love. He will reward you with so much loyalty and love………..

UPDATED BIO 04/19/2019: Rusty here wishing a Happy Easter to all my peeps. I would like to take this opportunity to tell you how wonderful I am - sorry if it sounds like I am bragging – but I guess I am. I had a bath today so not only am I handsome but I smell like lavender. My foster mommy says I smell so good she could hold me forever. Of course, I wouldn’t mind that but she would have to let me go when I go to my furever home.

Did I remember to tell you that all the peeps at the dog park love me and want to kiss and hold me all the time. Makes it hard for a guy to do his business but I manage. I am a loving little boy who aims to please my human. Also, if you are a retiree, I LOVE to travel and am very quiet. Nothing has changed regarding my health, which means that my kidney levels are holding steady. That’s great news.

My wish for Easter is that the Easter Bunny would find me my forever home. I love my foster family but I really want a family I can call my own. I would make a great companion for a senior who wants a quiet love bug like me. Hurry up and send in your applications. I am anxiously waiting.

UPDATED BIO 03/17/2019: Rusty here - I am SO EXCITED! Why you may ask? Cuz my Foster Mom said that I am ready to be adopted – hooray!! She says that I am the best dog ever. Not to be bragging, but everyone at the dog park agrees. Some of my better qualities are that I am very laid-back. I love to be held but I am just as happy laying in the dog bed or on the sofa with my Foster Mom. I hardly ever bark and I am mostly house-trained, but remember when I move from my foster home to another home, I have to get used to the potty schedule and all the smells in my new home so there may be a few accidents until I know the lay of the land. Oh, one more thing - I love to go for car rides and will curl up in my car seat and take a nap. Bonus! I also get along with both dogs and cats.

I went to the dogtor recently and the nice dogtor said that I have elevated kidney levels and I didn’t particularly like the special food (Purina NF) that the vet suggested, so I will need to be on a low protein diet for the rest of my life. I have such a wonderful Foster Mom and she is cooking chicken and rice for me, which I love. I also need to take a medication (Azodyl Capsules) every day and I will be fine. The medicine can be purchased online and for one month its only $42. I do not have any problems taking my medication. I also have a Grade III/VI heart murmur – but no medications are indicated for my heart at this time. Again …. did I mention that I am the best dog ever?

I don’t like to play – yet - but I do enjoy running at the dog park. I would make a great companion for a senior who wants a quiet love bug like me. Hurry up and send in your applications. I am anxiously waiting.

UPDATED BIO 02/15/2019: Rusty has only been in his foster home for a short while and has adapted well. His foster mom says that he is very sweet and well-behaved. Rusty was found by some good Samaritans who notified UYR and we worked with the local shelter to get him posted as a lost dog and hopefully find his owners. Noo one came forward to claim this sweet boy, so Rusty is now a precious UYR foster dog.

He saw the vet today for his vaccinations, and he has a few medical issues that need to be addressed. He has gained a small amount of weight, but is still undernourished and his backbone is very prominent. His kidney levels were high and he has a Grade III/VI heart murmur – no medications are indicated for his heart at this time. He was put on antibiotics and an RX food. He was also started on Azodyl, which is a renal supplement with beneficial bacteria that metabolizes and flushes out uremic toxins and supports kidney function in the hopes his kidney levels will decrease. He will have follow-up lab done in a month to see if the values are lower. Rusty will have a much-needed dental once he feels better.

Please stay tuned to learn more about Rusty.

INITIAL BIO 02/12/2019: Hi, Rusty here. I am so happy now that I am in my foster home. I have doggie furbrother and even a fur-cat. I don’t mind them, but I really don’t care about becoming too friendly with them right now. I am most happy being with humans. I love the attention my foster mom and dad are giving me.

Here’s a few things about me so that you can get to know me a little better:

- I am a runner so my foster mommy makes sure I am always on a

leash when I am outside.

- I love going to the dog park so if I could find a home with a

fenced yard that would be an extra bonus.

- My foster mom told me that I am having my teeth cleaned and

getting all my shots this week. Hopefully after that visit with the doctor, I will be ready for my furever home.

- I haven’t barked since I’ve been with foster mom, so I’m a quiet

little boy.

- I am well-behaved and sweet.

If you are looking for cute and loveable fella for a forever companion, please complete an application. Hope to hear from you soon.


To date we've spent $778.57 on Rusty's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $473.46 in donations.
Please donate!

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

To fill out the adoption application for Rusty click here.
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I am still recuperating from my B-I-G surgery.

Yes. I am cute. I know it. And now you do.
Florida
Tucker

Sweet Little Tucker is 5 years old and is 5 pounds of cuteness. Tucker had surgery to correct his crippled right forelimb. Tucker is being fostered in St. Augustine, FL.

THANK YOU TO TUCKER'S RESCUE ANGELS!

Connie Caldwell, Tanya Weirick, Linda Russo, Sandy Pagnotta, Mary Whitaker, Jill Fauth, Holly Keller, Debbi Driscoll, Maylee Perez, Judith Horwitz, Dianne Schultz, Sandra Wendt, Robin Nyberg, Sandra Wendt, Cindy Danley, Amy Smith, Jan Freeman, Lee Filer, Anita Gonzalez, Nancy Farley, April Delaney, Carrie Tenpenny, Ilene Rand, Brenda Stone, Arlene Santor, Sharron Croteau, Pat Faherty, Sandy Rodabaugh, Anita Gonzalez, Marci Watts, Holly Ann Huckabone, Cheryl Scrupski, Suzan Robison, Karen McKeand, Patricia Santucci, John Sauser, Angie Cagle, Ana Neves, Pam Bickwell Roberts, Lisa Ellison, Patricia Santucci

UPDATED BIO 05/07/2019: Little Tucker has had aother busy week. He had a birthday on May 1st and is now 5 (big boy) years old. We sure were hoping at his surgeon’s appointment last week that he would be coming home cast-free. But that did not happen, and he will be in the cast for at least 4 more weeks. He went back again today for his weekly soft cast change and the vet says he is doing very well. She did say that he has lost some mobility and strength in his wrist, but this is to be expected. He has been in a cast since his BIG surgery on February 7th and that is a very long time. The surgeon says that when the cast finally comes off, he will regain the mobility and strength in his wrist.

Tucker’s recovery is still week-by-week and we won’t have all of the answers of his permanent recovery status until that darn cast comes off. After that he will need some additional time to weight bear and get used to using his leg cast free. Foster Mommy cannot wait for him to be cast free. One big reason is that Little Mr. Tucker really needs a bath and spa treatment. Dry shampoos can only do so much, ha ha. Foster Mommy does not tell Tucker how badly he needs a bath because he is still a real cutie patootie and he just does not need to know he could be a cleaner cutie patootie. With all that this little munchkin has been through, he is just the happiest, most adorable, well-behaved perfect little pup. Tucker is extremely entertaining and he makes Foster Mommy happy and she laughs every day at his extreme cuteness and antics.

PLEASE NOTE: Due to Tucker's tiny size, he can only be adopted into a home with children 15 years old or older. No exceptions.

UPDATED BIO 04/04/2019: Tucker went to see his surgeon again yesterday and had a very good report. He had an x-ray of his leg and the results were great. He is healing quite nicely – hooray! The surgeon told Foster Mommy again that he has NEVER seen such a bad break (multiple fractures), especially in such a small itty bitty little doggy leg. He is so very pleased with Tucker's healing and decided that Tucker no longer needs the splint, so he is now in a soft cast. Tucker is working on weight bearing without the support of the splint and is doing well.

Tucker could be described as a Velcro dog – why? He does not like to be left alone. For this reason, he will need an adoptive home where someone is home most of the time with him. He cries and cries if Foster Mommy is not in sight. He will also need another little furbaby that is close to his tiny size and age. This will give him a buddy and companion. He is a very active little guy and will need someone that can supervise his activity. His little left leg was also previously broken and not healed properly so is weak. His little right leg we know will also be very fragile once he has completely recovered from his surgery. We just won't know to what extent for a couple more weeks. It looks like Tucker may be cast-free in 2 to 3

weeks.

Tucker is a happy little guy and he has just been so cool with his temporary disability and cast. Tucker has been such a great little trooper in spite of all he had been through. Foster Mommy is SO very proud of him and loves him so very much. Foster Mom is just very anxious to see her little man cast-free for the first time after his B-I-G surgery on 02/07/2019. Please stayed tuned for Tucker's journey.

PLEASE NOTE: Due to Tucker's tiny size, he can only be adopted into a home with children 15 years old or older. No exceptions.

UPDATED BIO 03/25/2019: Tucker continues to return to the orthopedic surgeon every week for his cast changes and he is doing very well. His foster parents are now working on weight-bearing walking and exercising. Tucker still has a long way to go but is improving each week. The surgeon still does not know at this time what the outcome and success of the surgery will be. At this point they are not ready to remove the splint that is in his cast and believe it will still be several weeks before this can be done. Tucker is due for updated x-rays again in 2 weeks. At that time hopefully, there will be some encouraging news about what the future holds for little Mr. Tucker.

Tucker is the sweetest most loving little man ever. He just loves his Foster Mom and wants to be with her all of the time. His eyes follow her wherever she goes. He gets along great with Foster Mom's other furbabies but definitely prefers Foster Mom. Tucker is a velcro baby and needs constant attention and comfort. If Foster Mommy is out of sight, he will cry to let her know where he is and remind her to get back in his sight. He has his Foster Mom well-trained, lol!

Tucker’s surgeon has talked to Foster Mom regarding potential future surgeries, but this is premature and something that will be addressed once the success of this first surgery is known. This is in no way a suggestion of the rescue providing future surgeries, but maybe what Foster Mom believes or might suggest in Tucker’s future. Foster Mom is thinking that once Tucker is adopted, there may (or may not) be a potential that the adoptive family might want to consider future surgeries - if necessary. We will not know anything for sure until Tucker has completely recovered from this surgery.

Please stay tuned to learn more about Tucker and his upcoming appointment with the surgeon. Once again, UYR is so very grateful for all of you that have donated to Tucker's medical needs and surgery. Without your generosity, he would not have been able to have this necessary surgery so that he can live the rest of his life pain-free. Tucker has been living in pain for the last 2 years and 4 months due to untreated broken limbs. No more!

PLEASE NOTE: Due to Tucker's tiny size, he can only be adopted into a home with children 15 years old or older. No exceptions.

UPDATED BIO 02/22/2/19: Hello, Tucker here with my fabulous update and great news. First of all, I want to thank all of you that have been following me and my journey. I feel like a Rock Star. And most especially, I want to send a BIG thank you to all of you that have donated to my medical expenses so that I could get the surgery I desperately needed. Without your generosity, surgery would not have been possible.

I saw the surgeon a few days ago and she said I am doing just great. She says my itty bitty leg that was so damaged and broken is looking good after my very major surgery. I will have another radiograph done in just 2 more weeks to really show how well the healing process is going. I am doing so great that my doctor said I no longer need to be on pain medication. This is great news as I did not like those meds one bit. I did the best I could for Foster Mommy as I knew she really needed to get them in me. She did make it better by giving me treats after those nasty meds.

I am an awesome little fella and a very happy, loving, perfect little boy. How do I know that? Cuz’ my Foster Mommy tells me every day! I am still healing and won’t be ready to be adopted for 10 to 12 more weeks, but if you think you might be interested in giving me my perfect forever home, please click the link below to submit your adoption application. Please feel free to contact my Foster Mommy for any additional information that you would like to know about me and my awesomeness.

PLEASE NOTE: Due to Tucker's tiny size, he can only be adopted into a home with children 15 years old or older. No exceptions.

UPDATE 02/08/2019: Little Sweet Tucker came home today from his BIG surgery. He did well and it sounds like his surgery was a success. His recovery will be a very long and difficult process; he will need to be crated for at least 10 weeks or longer. This is so hard for such a young 4.5 year old active little man. Foster Mommy is currently counting the hours that she can give him his next dose of pain meds. He is in so much pain and whimpering from the pain. Foster Mommy will wait to go to bed until he is able to have his next dose so he can sleep pain-free.

Tucker is getting a bit insistent (and vocal) on being taken out of the crate and being held by Foster Mommy and of course Foster Mommy is happy to do as told. In several days, Tucker hopes to be able to take stroller rides around the neighborhood to get some fresh air and meet Foster Mommy’s dear friends and neighbors. Stayed tuned please for updates on this little man’s progress as he heals and recovers from his major surgery.

THANK YOU to everyone who donated towards Tucker's surgical expenses - without your generous donations, he may not have been able to have the surgery. Tucker has a long way to go, but at least his journey has started. Please stay tuned for updates on how he is doing.

UPDATE 02/07/2019: GREAT NEWS! Tucker had his B-I-G surgery today. His healing could take up to 12 weeks. His wrist is still weak, and it is hoped that the splint will help. His bone is crooked and without breaking it in several places there was no way to fix it. He will walk on his foot now and not his elbow and that’s the result we wanted. He will need to walk and bear weight on it for only 5 minutes a day. Otherwise, he will need strict crate rest for this period of time. THANK YOU to everyone who donated towards Tucker's surgical expenses - without your generous donations, he may not have been able to have the surgery. Tucker has a long way to go, but at least his journey has started. Please stay tuned for updates on how he is doing.

UPDATED BIO 02/06/2019: Tucker will be having his B-I-G surgery tomorrow – hooray! UYR wishes to thank all of the amazing angel donors who made it possible for him to have this delicate and complicated procedure to surgically correct one of his forelimbs that was broken in the past two years and never properly cared-for. This poor little fella has been in pain for that long – both of his forelimbs were broken during this period of time, but one is worse than the other. Tucker still has a long recuperation ahead of him – please see frequent updates that will be posted here. We are still needing donations as the high-end estimate for his surgery is $3,000+ and we have collected $2,400. If Tucker’s story has moved you to donate we are always appreciative of each and every donation – no donation is too small.

THANK YOU TO ALL THE DONORS who made this surgery possible – now Tucker will be able to be pain-free for the first time in 2 years. Wow.

UPDATED BIO 02/02/2019: GREAT NEWS! United Yorkie Rescue has received some amazing news! We have been told by the specialty orthopedic clinic that we have a donation of the surgical plate (cost = $300) and a discount on the surgical fee of $200! Wahoo! With this information and the discount that UYR is receiving on the surgical option for Tucker, we are hoping to go forward with the surgery! The total cost is still expected to be $2,500+, and we are hoping that we will be able to raise that amount so that little Tucker can walk pain-free for the first time in two years. The surgeon feels confident that with the proper rehabilitation and rest after surgery, that it will be successful. Tucker will need to be crated 24/7 with the exception of being taken out to do his business for at least 6-8 weeks. We can do that!

If Tucker’s sad story has pulled at your heartstrings, please consider making a donation towards the costs of his surgery. All donations are greatly appreciated no matter the amount. We have committed to this little fella and want to do everything possible to make sure he can live a pain-free life. This little fella has been in immense pain for literally half of his life! That stops now, and your donation will ensure this will happen.

UPDATED BIO 01/31/2019: Little Tucker was surrendered to United Yorkie Rescue by his owner one month ago. Although we were given a very brief history on a right forelimb break approximately two years ago, it was only when the vet notes were sent to us that it was revealed that Tucker had fractures of both forelimbs in the past two years. The general practice vet bandaged and splinted the fractures but continued to strongly recommend that Tucker be seen by a veterinarian orthopedist. The previous owner did not take little Tucker to the specialist and as a result, Tucker is left with two crippled forelimbs that are painful to walk on. So heartbreaking for little Tucker.

Tucker has what is referred to as a bilateral antebrachium (the part of the forelimb between the wrist and the elbow) deformity due to malunion/chronic radias/ulna fractures. In laymen’s terms, because the fractures were not stabilized properly when the injuries occurred, and he continued to walk on both of them – this caused significant displacement of the bone fragments that were shattered. This was devastating news to our UYR family, and we were so saddened that Tucker has had to suffer with these untreated injuries for two years.

After seeing several orthopedic specialists, we found out that there are two treatment recommendations – one is a surgical correction which would involve cutting the bone and realignment and stabilizing both legs with bone plates, bone grafts and screws. Because Tucker is so tiny and the injuries were occurred some time ago, complications exist in 50% of cases, and if this happens, it could result in a revision surgery. The estimated cost for each leg would be between $3,200 - $4,000. Due to both the costs and the possibility that the surgery may not work, UYR has not opted for the surgery.

The second treatment recommendation is to fit Tucker with orthopedic braces which he would need to wear for the rest of his life. These braces will be custom-molded to his forelimbs and would include padding that would need to be changed/replaced regularly so that wounds would not develop due to weight-bearing on the fracture ends. The custom orthopedic braces range in price starting at around $700 per limb, or a total of $1,400+. This is the option that UYR has opted for and we are waiting for the molds to arrive at the specialty orthopedic clinic; once the molds are taken, they will be sent off to a specialty prostetic company to make the custom braces for little Tucker.

Tucker is an amazingly strong and courageous little boy who tries to enjoy his young doggie life in spite of the serious issue with both of his forelimbs. He is playful and gets along with the other dogs in the home and hobbles around to the best of his ability. He has such a sweet personality, and loves to snuggle under the covers, especially on the recent cool’ish nights in Florida. He loves to play with toys, eat carrot chips and lying in the sunshine.

We are hopeful that the custom braces will be a permanent fix for Tucker, but that cannot be determined until we see how he adjusts and progresses with them. At this time, Tucker is not ready to be adopted and will be in foster care for several more months after he is fitted with his orthodic braces. We are currently accepting adoption applications which will be held and reviewed when he is ready to go to his furever home.

United Yorkie Rescue stepped up to the plate to rescue Tucker and we will do everything we can to ensure that he can be pain-free and a happy little dog. Tucker’s medical expenses will be high, and we couldn’t help dogs like him without the help of our amazing donors. If you find it in your heart to donate to this sweet boy’s medical expenses, please visit his bio page at unitedyorkierescue.org and donate by clicking on the PayPal donation link. Remember, every donation counts and without your donations, we would not be able to continue to rescue deserving dogs like Tucker.

PLEASE NOTE: Due to Tucker's tiny size, he can only be adopted into a home with children 15 years old or older. No exceptions.

UPDATED BIO 01/11/2019: Little Tucker was surrendered to United Yorkie Rescue by his owner one month ago. Although we were given a brief history on a right forelimb break approximately two years ago, it was only when the vet notes were sent to us that it was revealed that Tucker had fractures of both forelimbs in the past two years. The general practice vet bandaged and splinted the fractures but continued to strongly recommend that Tucker be seen by a veterinarian orthopedist. Sadly, that didn’t happen.

Fast forward – Tucker is an amazingly strong and courageous little boy who tries to enjoy his young doggie life in spite of the serious issue with both of his forelimbs. He is playful and gets along with the other dogs in the home and hobbles around to the best of his ability. Tucker has had a consultation with an orthopedic veterinarian at Blue Pearl and new radiographs were taken. These radiographs showed the great extent not only of his initial injuries, but because he continued to walk on his broken legs, more bone damage occurred and was revealed in the new radiographs.

Tucker has what is referred to as a bilateral antebrachium (the part of the forelimb between the wrist and the elbow) deformity due to malunion/chronic radias/ulna fractures. In laymen’s terms, because the fractures were not stabilized properly when the injuries occurred, and he continued to ambulate on both of them – this caused significant displacement of the bone fragments that were shattered. This was devastating news to our UYR family, and we were so saddened that Tucker has had to suffer with these untreated injuries for two years.

There are two treatment recommendations – one is a surgical correction which would involve cutting the bone and realignment and stabilizing them both with bone plates, bone grafts and screws. Because Tucker is so tiny and the injuries were occurred some time ago, complications exist in 50% of cases, and if this happens, it could result in a revision surgery. The estimated cost for each leg would be between $3,200 - $4,000.

The second treatment recommendation is to fit Tucker with orthopedic braces which he would need to wear for the rest of his life. These braces would be custom-molded to his forelimbs and would include padding that would need to be changed/replaced regularly so that wounds would not develop due to weight-bearing on the fracture ends. The custom orthopedic braces range in price from $200 - $600 per limb.

Tucker will have a follow-up appointment on 01/17 and will likely have molds taken at that time so that the orthopedic braces can be manufactured. We are hopeful that this will be a permanent fix for Tucker, but that cannot be determined until we see how he progresses with the braces. At this time, Tucker is not ready to be adopted and will be in foster care for several more months after he is fitted with his orthodic braces. We are currently accepting adoption applications which will be held and reviewed when he is ready to go to his furever home.

United Yorkie Rescue has stepped up to the plate to rescue Tucker and we will do everything we can to ensure that he can be pain-free and a happy little dog. Tucker’s medical expenses will be high, and we couldn’t help dogs like him without the help of our amazing donors. If you find it in your heart to donate to this sweet boy’s medical expenses, please visit his bio page at unitedyorkierescue.org, scroll down until you find his page, and donate by clicking on the PayPal donation link. Remember, every donation counts and without your donations, we would not be able to continue to rescue deserving dogs like Tucker.

Initial bio 12-12-18 Little Tucker was sadly surrendered when his owner was told that she needed major surgery that would send her to bed for weeks and into a slow recovery and rehab for months. She knew she wouldn't be able to care for Tucker. With tears in her eyes and sadness in her heart she knew Tucker needed have a better life where he would get the love and care she could no longer give him, so he became a United Yorkie Rescue dog. .

Tucker is a beautiful white Yorkie with light gray markings. He may be a Biewer Yorkie with very unusual coloring. Tucker had an injury to his front right foot about two years ago and it appears that, although it does not seem to bother him or slow him down at all, it needs to be examined and x-rayed by a vet. We will need to know more about this injury and what may have to be done for it before Tucker will be able to go to his forever home.

Tucker was great in the car to his foster home. He has started to make himself comfortable and play with the other dogs in his foster home. He gets along with other dogs and he likes people too. He seems to be an all around great little guy.

Tucker will be seeing the vet very soon. We are hoping that his leg won't need any major medical care, but we will know more after his vet appointment. Please come back soon when we know more about Tucker, his medical needs, and his little personality.

PLEASE NOTE: Due to Tucker's tiny size, he can only be adopted into a home with children 15 years old or older. No exceptions.


To date we've spent $3035.79 on Tucker's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $3206.55 in donations.
Please donate!

For more information, contact my foster parents at: yorkieloveforever8689@gmail.com.

To fill out the adoption application for Tucker click here.
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Georgia
Lily Mae

Lily Mae is an 8-year-old, 11.4-pound Yorkie girl being fostered in Hiawasee, GA.

THANK YOU TO LILY MAE'S RESCUE ANGELS!

April Bradshaw, Holly Keller, Irene and Peter Havas

Bio Update 4/13/19

IF you look up the word “diva”, it SHOULD show Lily Mae’s picture! MOVE OVER Beyoncé, Barbara, Celine, and Mariah!!!! Lily Mae IS IN THE HOUSE! Before coming to UYR Lily pretty much “owned” her older human. As an only pet who was completely worshipped by her person, she was allowed to do just about anything she wanted (or not), eat human food and rule her roost. As a consequence Lily became obese, developed skin issues and also some behavioral challenges. Lily didn’t know this up front but when she came to her UYR foster home there were to be some BIG CHANGES in store. Suddenly Lily was placed into an environment where there were multiple other dogs to “put up with” and a human pack leader in charge! “The very nerve!” thought Lily. She did not like or appreciate the newly imposed structure and competition for attention. Lily spent lots of time protesting by pouting in her crate and ignoring all the other dogs. She further protested by playing the “aloof Diva” with her foster parents. If pushed, Lily would occasionally cop an attitude, turn snarly and show her teeth. But this wasn’t foster Mom’s first rodeo and she did not give in to Lily’s bossy demeanor. As a consequence, after several weeks in her foster home Lily Mae is FINALLY acknowledging that foster Mom is the WINNER in the battle of wills and is beginning to give love and lap time.

We have gotten Lily’s skin issues under control with a healthy diet and medicated shampoos. She has also lost .6 of a pound and is on her way to a healthy weight of 9-10 pounds. Lily was found to have low thyroid levels and she now takes medication for that which will also help her shed pounds. She LOVES going for walks and foster Mom is making sure she gets plenty of them as this will help Lily attain her healthy weight. Lily also has decreased tear production so she is receiving daily eye drops. She will likely need to be on thyroid medication and eye drops for life. Lily just had her teeth cleaned and now that her minor issues are addressed she is ready to start the search for her forever home.

Lily’s perfect forever person needs to have ALL of the following:

-Experience with “diva dogs” and can be a strong pack leader

-Have lots of patience and enough self discipline to not “cave” when Lily acts out or wants human food

-Be active enough to see that Lily gets frequent walks or exercise

-Have no children in the home

-Have no other pets OR no more than one other pet who is relaxed and not an alpha dog

-Is committed to Lily’s care for the long haul including her diet, and administering thyroid medicine and eye drops.

Lily is an adorably cute, chubby, funny AND sweet little dog (once she gets comfortable with you) and she will be a great companion to the right person. If you think that person is YOU, then apply to adopt Lily or email her foster Mom for additional information at equusjojo@aol.com

Initial Bio 3/9/19: Meet adorable Lily Mae. She comes to us from a loving owner who became physically unable to care for her. Her owner was very sad to have to give Lily up but she wanted the best for Lily and reached out to UYR to make sure that Lily would go to a great home that would give her the care and attention she needs. Lily has just landed in her foster home so we will be getting to know her over the next few days. Her owner stated that Lily is a very sweet and loving dog who has a tendency to get nervous around young children and younger, high energy dogs. Lily Mae is a bit on the chubby side and has some minor skin irritations but these things are very easily resolved. Lilly will have a well doggie check within the next few days to see if she has any unmet health needs, have her microchip inserted and start the search for her perfect person who will love her the rest of her days. Lilly must go to a home with no young children since tiny humans make her anxious. A fenced yard would be a plus. Stay tuned for updates as we get to know her better.


To date we've spent $1412.15 on Lily Mae's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $180.00 in donations.
Please donate!

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

To fill out the adoption application for Lily Mae click here.
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Illinois
Roxy

Bio coming soon...stay tuned!


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

For more information, contact my foster parents at: resqdogs2@yahoo.com.

To fill out the adoption application for Roxy click here.
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Shiloh
Illinois
Shiloh

Meet Shiloh. Shiloh is a 9-year-old, 6-pound Yorkie being fostered in Beach Park, IL.

Update 4/7/19: Shiloh is an adorable 9 year old, spayed female Yorkiepoo, about 6 pounds, residing in Beach Park, IL with her foster family. She is up to date on vaccinations but does need a dental which I have not scheduled at this time. Although she a very loving and social little lady, we are working on “resource guarding” issues. She is very aggressive with her food and will bite if she feels someone is trying to take her food away. I have been working with her to overcome this food aggression and feel I’ve made some progress but the person(s) who wish to be considered to adopt Shiloh must be willing to continue the training with diligence and patience.

Because of the incidents with food aggression and biting, I feel an adult only home with no other pets would be the best environment for Shiloh as she does show jealousy if she thinks she is being neglected when I give the other dogs attention.

Shiloh loves to be outdoors but pulls hard on the leash, so we are also working on the leash training. She requires a completely secured fenced yard with no means of escape as she will bolt and run away. She is microchipped but she does not know the dangers of traffic, wild animals and such.

Shiloh was completely potty pad trained but is now learning to go outdoors. She is using the potty pad about 1/2 the time and going outdoors the other half.

I will have updates posted on our progress with Shiloh. She is a very sweet and lovable little girl, however we do have some work to do before she is available for adoption. Any questions may be directed to me, Shiloh’s foster mom at yorkiefostermom04@gmail.com. Thank you for considering a rescue ��

Initial Bio 3/16/19: Shiloh is a little female Yorkie, 9 years old and about 6 lbs. She is residing with her foster mom, dad and fur siblings in Beach Park, IL. Because she just came to us, we are still evaluating and will post more about this little affectionate girl in the near future. Any questions may be directed via email to yorkiefostermom04@gmail.com

Thank you!


To date we've spent $0 on Shiloh's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $225.00 in donations.
Please donate!

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

To fill out the adoption application for Shiloh click here.
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Toby after

Toby before
Illinois
Toby

Toby is a sweet 8 year old, 5 pound little yorkie boy being fostered in Minooka, IL.

Initial Bio 5/18/2019: Toby arrived at his foster home this morning. He is a yorkie poo that weighs just around 5 lbs., and definitely looks more like a poodle than a yorkie. He will be going in for a wellness check-up in the next week or so to make sure there are no undetected health issues and to get his microchip inserted.

Through no fault of his own, Toby's very loving owner had to give him up because she was no longer able to physically care for him. She was sad to give him up, but wanted him to go to someone who would love him and take good care of him, so she contacted UYR for help. Toby is neutered and up-to-date on all his vaccinations.

Toby is very well behaved in the car and in his crate. Despite the trauma of leaving his home and owner, he is very affectionate and follows his foster mom around the house wherever she goes and loves to sit on her lap or on the arm of the chair right next to her. He was an only dog in his previous home, and is less than thrilled with his foster brothers and sisters at the moment - climbing up on the back of the couch or chair to cautiously observe them from afar. His appetite is not too good right now, but hopefully that will improve once he feels more comfortable with his new surroundings. He is still settling in to his foster home and being evaluated. More information about Toby will be posted in the near future as we get to know him a little better.


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

For more information, contact my foster parents at: hlr0707@yahoo.com.

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

Penny is a sweet 5 pound, 8 year old Yorkie being fostered in Saint Ansgar, IA.

THANK YOU TO PENNY'S RESCUE ANGELS!

Diane Pote, Jane Montford

4/29/19 Hi everyone! My name is Penny. I was surrendered to UYR because of no fault of my own. When my Mom passed away, I went to live with her daughter. She works very long hours and didn't feel it was fair to leave me home alone so long. I am adjusting to my new Foster home. My Foster Mommy will evaluate me over the next few days and get a update posted for me. I am a very sweet little girl.

Adoption Pending

To date we've spent $330.25 on Penny's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $125.00 in donations.
Please donate!

For more information, contact my foster parents at: Thomee_5@yahoo.com.

To fill out the adoption application for Penny click here.
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Rosabelle

Shakespeare and Rosabelle
Iowa
Rosabelle

Meet Rosabelle. Rosabelle is a beautiful 9-year-old, 5 lb. female being fostered in Des Moines, IA. She is one of a bonded pair that must be adopted together.

THANK YOU TO ROSABELLE'S RESCUE ANGELS!

Elizabeth Rossi, Sheetal Creger

INITIAl BIO. 04/06/19. Shakespeare and Rosie's owners had to make a heartbreaking decision to release them, though no fault of their own.

They are seeking a home with an experienced Yorkie owner who will be willing to continue the excellent care provided by the previous owners. Ann owner who is home most of the time (retired, work from home) would be best.

Both Shakespeare and Rosabelle enjoy cuddling and an occasional walk during good weather. While they enjoy exploring in the yard, this must be done under supervision and the yard must have a secure fence with no gaps.

They are trained to use pee pads during inclement weather. Occasional accidents are to be expected.

Shakespeare has a dry eye condition, which requires application of a prescription eye drop to ensure maintenance.

Due to their tiny stature, no homes with small children will be considered.

More updates to follow as we learn more about this adorable pair.

Adoption Pending

To date we've spent $224.70 on Rosabelle's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $139.50 in donations.
Please donate!

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

To fill out the adoption application for Rosabelle click here.
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Kentucky
Amelia

Meet precious Amelia. She is one of 20 dogs rescued by UYR over the weekend from a horrendous puppy mill in Southern Georgia. She is estimated to be 4-years-old and she weighs 7.5 pounds. She is being fostered in Elizabethtown, KY

THANK YOU TO AMELIA'S RESCUE ANGELS!

Wendy Fuhrmaneck, Michelle Hertzke

04/02/19

Amelia here just wanted to give everyone an update. Surprisingly even though I came from a horrible situation something called a puppy mill I am doing really well adjusting to my new surroundings. I am getting along with all my foster bothers and sisters but my favorite thing to do is cuddle on the couch with my new humans. I could sit with them for hours and hours. They are working on teaching me everything a dog should know... potty training takes time but I am improving. Steps are a challenge for me but I know I will catch on soon. Treats are yummy and I will even sit pretty to get them. I'm looking for my forever home... one that will be patient with me as I am learning to be a well behaved doggie. Please submit an application for me. If you want to donate to help with my care that would also be appreciated.

3/3/19: Amelia was rescued along with 700 other dogs from a South Georgia puppy mill. Amelia and so many others were used to make lots of puppies and generate lots of money for the puppy mill owner. The puppies they produced were beautifully “staged” on their website posed in cute outfits on mounds of fluffy white feathers with bows in their hair while Amelia and all the other “puppy parents” languished in a warehouse with crates stacked floor to ceiling with only the most basic provisions. Amelia should be bitter and afraid of all humans but miraculously, she is NOT! Amelia is a cuddle bug who loves nothing more than to sit in her person’s lap and soak up the love. Like the other mill dogs, Amelia suffers from hair loss, skin irritation, and dental neglect. Amelia will have her spay and dental scheduled soon and is well on her way to becoming the Yorkie princess she is destined to become! If you’d like to help this Yorkie Princess in the making to become just that….it is easy to do! You can donate by clicking the PayPal button below. Thank You!

Adoption Pending

To date we've spent $507.80 on Amelia's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $452.57 in donations.
Please donate!

For more information, contact my foster parents at: mrspak1990@gmail.com.

To fill out the adoption application for Amelia click here.
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Kentucky
Bambi

PRECIOUS BAMBI JUST ARRIVED AT HER NEW FOSTER HOME STAY TUNED FOR UPDATES AS WE GET TO KNOW HER


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

For more information, contact my foster parents at: mrspak1990@gmail.com.

To fill out the adoption application for Bambi click here.
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Massachusetts
Casper

Casper is a sweet 7 year old, 6 pound boy being fostered in North Dartmouth, MA.

THANK YOU TO CASPER'S RESCUE ANGELS!

Sandy Pagnotta, Wendy Henry, Wendy Henry, Wendy Henry

UPDATE BIO. 3/14/19

Hi, it's me Casper. Since arriving in MA., I've been to the Vet man because my skin is in terrible condition, FM says it makes her hurt to look at it Truthfully it doesn't feel good, but I still roll over for belly rubs every chance I get! I have medicine that goes in my food, a special shampoo that has to be done 2x a week and this is the worst part, when FM has to spray this STUFF on my skin. I give her a hard time, she feels bad because she thinks it stings. I can't have my Dental till this gets under control, maybe in a few weeks.

The good news is I've gained over a pound. FM says I'm very cute and need more practice with house manners, and work on my potty training. I would do best in an adult only home, little children make me nervous since being exposed to a disrespectful child and adult. I'm going to look beautiful in a few weeks, I'll keep you posted.

On 2/28/19 I took a long road trip from NYC to Massachusetts. I met a lady and man that I now call foster mom and foster dad. Foster mom was so upset to see me, she kept saying "how can someone allow this to happen"? You see I was at this Shelter in Brooklyn NY. In December 2018 a family adopted me, and I was with them for about 2 months and they returned me. I was 10 lbs then and now I'm 6 lbs. I have a skin condition that I didn't have back in December. The Shelter had to shave me and foster mom promised that it will get better and I will look beautiful. When I was adopted from the shelter a family member was aggravating me and trying to bother me, in an attempt to train me and teach me to put up with being poked and so I snapped at him. Then there was a 6 year old child that was pulling on my collar and pinched me so I snapped at him. Didn't they know I was so scared and unsure of them and my surroundings, I didn't want to do it and I didn't do anything that needed medical attention. I thought they wanted me and loved me but then I had to go back to the big scary, loud shelter. Foster mom says I'm a good boy and just need some down time to adjust. I'll be going to the Vet man soon to see what I have on my skin. I'll bark at you later with an update. P.S. I'm a bit of a velcro dog.


To date we've spent $507.06 on Casper's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $30.00 in donations.
Please donate!

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

To fill out the adoption application for Casper click here.
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North Carolina
Bella

Meet precious Bella. She is 3-years-old (estimated) Maltese mix and she weighs 8.5 pounds. She is being fostered in North Carolina

THANK YUO TO BELLA'S RESCUE ANGELS!

Irene and Peter Havas

Bella has just arrived in her foster home and is already proving to be a total lovebug! She is sweet, playful and loving. She is also house-trained which is a big plus. Bella just had her first visit to the Dogtor and is healthy but she does have an eye condition that will require special surgery. She also needs to be spayed so Bella will be in our care for a few weeks getting these needs addressed. Bella loves all living beings and will be happiest in a home with another doggy friends to be BFFs with. She loves children too so she’d be a good family dog. Stay tuned as we get to know her better and help us with the cost of her care by clicking the PayPal button below and thank you!


To date we've spent $287.19 on Bella's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $20.00 in donations.
Please donate!

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

To fill out the adoption application for Bella click here.
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South Carolina
Harley Davidson

Meet Harley a 10 -year-old, 7-8 pound Yorkie Mix boy being fostered in South Carolina.

THANK YOU TO HARLEY DAVIDSON'S RESCUE ANGELS!

Irene and Peter Havas, Candice Knaps

Bio Update 1/22/19

Harley is doing well and making good progress in his foster home. He continues to learn to trust and form trusting relationships with humans. He always has a very happy disposition. He enjoys an active lifestyle spending time outdoors. He likes a mix of walking and jogging on his outings. He would be best suited for a quiet home as he is still working through some sound reactivity, but continues to make progress. He is a well behaved, sweet, and affectionate boy looking for love! If you are Harley’s perfect person apply to adopt him today!

Initial Bio 10/09/2018

Meet Harley! He is a 10 year old 8 pound male Yorkie. He is very active and in great health. Harley has so much love to give, he is a perfect companion dog. He likes to follow you around and sit in your lap. Harley has a beautiful silky coat and classic fawn and cobalt coloring. He is very smart & learns new concepts quickly. Harley is house trained, wee pad trained, harness leash trained & knows basic commands like his name, stay, get down, & lay down. He enjoys daily walks & loves off leash running, so a fenced in yard would be most ideal. He is an excellent look out guard dog, as Yorkies are known for. He only barks a warning bark if he hears something, then goes & checks it out, but otherwise he is very quiet. Harley came to us as a malnourished, matted, flea infested owner surrender by way of a high kill animal control facility. With all of that behind him he's ready to start his new life, maybe with you!


To date we've spent $842.49 on Harley Davidson's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $70.00 in donations.
Please donate!

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

To fill out the adoption application for Harley Davidson click here.
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Buttons the Puppy Mill Survivor
Tennessee
Buttons (Harry P)

PENDING ADOPTION Buttons is a 6-pound, 5-year-old (estimated) Yorkie boy being fostered in Clarksville, TN. PENDING ADOPTION

THANK YOU TO BUTTONS' RESCUE ANGELS!

Irene and Peter Havas in memory of darling Happy, Michelle Hertzke, Wendy Fuhrmaneck

UPDATE 05/07/19

Buttons is doing great really coming out of his shell. He is very playful... and even though he is already 5 he acts just like a puppy. He loves to explore and find new things to play with.... Chew toys are is favorite past time. He loves to cuddle and sleep right next to you at bed time. He is still working on a few things potty training is improving and will just take time and reinforcement of his schedule. Walking on a leash is not one of his favorite things because he likes to be able to explore on his on but will learn.... He loves treats and gets very excited to get a treat from you. He will take it right out of your hand.

UPDATE 04/02/2019

Buttons here just wanted to give everyone an update. As many of you know I was just 1 of the doggies that was rescued from a horrible puppy mill. I am so thankful to UYR and all who have donated to help me and my friends. Over the last month I have been learning so many things.... I am slowly learning to trust my humans, I'm still not a big fan of grass so potty training is moving slow.... but my humans tell me that I will get it and they are very patient with me. I love to chew on toys, paper, pee pads, well pretty much everything (LOL) but they watch me very closely so I don't hurt myself by chewing on the wrong things. I love treats but prefer they be put down for me to pick up not ready to eat from my humans hands just yet... but give me time.... Please continue to follow me so you can find out all the cool stuff I am learning. If you are patient and kind and don't mind cleaning up some pee and poop until I learn exactly what I am supposed to do... Then please complete an application for me. And any and all your donations will be appreciated.

Initial Bio 3/6/19 Meet handsome Buttons! Buttons was rescued along with 700 other dogs from a South Georgia puppy mill. Buttons can hardly believe what the last few days have brought. Up until just a few days ago, his universe was limited to a 2 x 2 metal cage. Occasionally someone would throw a handful of kibble into his crate and bring water. Buttons was never held or cuddled or spoken softly to and made to know he was loved and safe. Instead he was a stud dog and his worth was tied to how many females he could impregnate. Buttons fits the typical puppy mill stud mold. He is a small dog and breeders love small males because they can be bred to larger females which means more puppies to be sold and more money. With 700 dogs on site, we are guessing a lot of puppies were generated. At an average of $1000 a puppy, couldn’t some of that been spent for an occasional grooming? A bath? A staff member to come in and walk Buttons and his fellow “inmates” occasionally? Apparently not so for Buttons because he came to use so dirty, matted and poorly cared for that it was hard to even tell if there was a dog inside the smelly unrecognizable wad of twisted fur. But the wad moved, and breathed and yes, even offered licks to the strange hands that pulled him from one crate and gently eased him into another. Then there was a long drive that Buttons came to hear someone call a “Freedom Ride.” What did that mean?????? Buttons only knows that kind words were spoken on his long ride and gentle hands reached in to pet him. Every couple of hours stops were made where he was offered fresh food and his cage pads were changed. There were soft beds to lay in too. Eventually the car stopped, and he was taken inside. Soon after he was taken inside a warm place and he felt kind hands start to gently cut away to matted fur that kept him from seeing and moving well. It felt like the weight of the world falling away from him and he soon was able to see the faces of his rescuers. He was so happy! He felt the warm soothing bath water and hands rubbing him softly and all the years of filth and stench began to wash away. Buttons was FREE! You can see from Buttons “Before” and “After” shots what a metamorphosis he went through. Surprisingly, Buttons only health concerns are skin issues (irritation, missing hair, etc.) and poor dental condition. Both of these are easily (if not inexpensively) addressed and after his skins clears up a bit he will have his much-needed dental cleaning, extractions (if needed) and neuter. Yes, Button’s baby-making days are over, and he can start the process of learning to be a normal, happy doggy. Buttons has absolutely NO CLUE about the proper places to go “potty” and has been “anointing” his foster home with lots of liquid gold LOL. He is now sporting a cute belly band until he figures out that all the Yorkies in his foster home get yummy treats when they do “their business” outside or on the potty pad. Buttons is a bit skittish like the other puppy mill dogs, but he does love to be petted and is getting along well with his foster siblings. Buttons is “cute as a button” already but will have a professional grooming this weekend will be EVEN CUTER (is that even possible?) Stay tuned as we get to know him better! Buttons Veterinary Care and grooming costs will be around $1000 or more. Please consider donating towards his care using the PayPal button below.

Adoption Pending

To date we've spent $408.15 on Buttons (Harry P)'s vet bills, but with your support we've collected $418.15 in donations.
Please donate!

For more information, contact my foster parents at: TNYORKIEMOM12@GMAIL.COM.

To fill out the adoption application for Buttons (Harry P) click here.
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Please Help Tiny Derby
Tennessee
Derby

Derby is NOT READY TO BE ADOPTED AND WE DO NOT KNOW WHEN HE WILL BE.

Derby is 2-years-old and is only 4.4 pounds. He is being currently fostered in Clarksville, TN.

THANK YOU TO DERBY'S RESCUE ANGELS!

Kay Martin, Teresa Beament, Gregg Pearson, Carol Gragson, Debora Robinson, Jean deVegter, Sandy Pagnotta, Jan Freeman. Jennifer Bullington, Jane St. John, Jackie Sorrells, Charlotte Robinson, Daniela Camacho, Karry Rogers, Cheryl Scrupski, Lisa Ellison, Bonnie Vaupel, Janet Davidson, Connie Pfeiffer, Wendy Fuhrmaneck, Evelyn Johnson, Angie Cagle, Leslie Heimback, Lindsay Andrews, Paula Paxton, Kelsey Burton, Sherry Long, Carolyn Riggins, Willi Frank, Darci Bateman, Charlsie Hand, Mike and Melanie Borske, Peggy Worchester, Wendy Fuhrmaneck, Pennye Dambacher, Leslie Heimback, Holly Keller

Derby's GoFundMe Donors

Jan Freeman, Anonymous, Jane St. John, Jackie Sorrells, Charlotte Robinson, Daniela Camacho, Karry Rogers, Sherri Scrupski, Lisa Ellison, Bonnie Vaupel, Janet Davidson, Jenny O'Brien, Holly Keller, Lori Dulyea, Jayme Homer, K Bruce, Karry Robers, Holly Keller, Marjorie Thornton, Leslie Corbel, Donna Williams, Kelsey Burton, Bonnie Vaupel, Sue Robinson, Sharon Richardson-Militano, Robert Annable, Barbara Carvalho, Hamish Hakeem, Jennifer Spencer, Pennye Dambacher, Gina McGregor

Update 4/22/2019

Our little Derby continues to improve every day !! He is up to 5.5 pounds and never misses a meal or a healthy treat .... He is able to follow you around and absolutely knows when you enter a room. Of course he is still heavily medicated to include prednisolone & cyclosporine. He is not doing the constant spinning and is walking without falling over and actually he trouts across the floor with a pep in his step !! His personality continues to show, though he still has not barked nor wagged his tail, but boy can he give kisses !! He loves to give you kisses <3 In the evening before he goes to bed I sing him "you are my sunshine" and he is absolutely mesmerized, I rub his tummy and he will fall right asleep in your arms. He is an absolute miracle and such an amazing, strong little boy.

He has a follow up visit with his Neurologist at Nashville Vet Specialist on April 25th so will know more about his long term condition.

Update 3/12/2019

Derby had his MRI and we FINALLY have answers. Derby has Encephalitis. This is the chronic form, actually an autoimmune type process where Derby's immune system is attacking his brain....not the kind that come from bacteria or a virus. He will have it his whole life. That is the bad news. The good news is that it may be treatable. We have no guarantees at all but the dose of steroids Derby was on was way to low to have an effect. The neurologist Vet has multiplied his dose times THREE to be given twice a day. Now it is “wait and see” time. We return to the neurologist in two weeks to see what kind of progress (if any) Derby is making. If we have a good response, then it is likely Derby can be managed medically by staying on high dose steroids for life. If we do not have a good response, then it is not likely that Derby can be helped. We don’t want to think about that; not yet anyway. Of course, long term steroid use is not without its risks too, such as immunosupression, etc. so if Derby is able to be adopted he will need a very special adopter who has the heart, means and determination to make sure Derby has regular (every 3-6 month) Vet checks and access to specialty Vet care when/if he needs it. Still, it could have been much worse news and we now know that Derby at least has a fighting chance! Thank you for your continued support! If you would like to help us pay for Derby’s very expensive care we would really appreciate it! We have set up a You Caring Fund Raiser for Derby here: http://gf.me/u/rc6v3u

Updated Bio 3/8/19 Derby continues to exhibit his neurological signs even though he has been on medications for over a week. He is on steroids to calm inflammation and sedatives to keep him from constantly circling and wobbling. He has been evaluated by two general Veterinarians who have referred Derby to a Veterinary neurologist. Unfortunately, the MRI was broken at the Speciality Vet so we have to wait until Tuesday March 12th for him to have his MRI. We hope that this will give us the answers we need to understand WHY Derby exhibits such severe symptoms and we hope it is something that we are able to fix or at least treat and manage medically. The general Vets did not give us a lot of hope, but at only two years and two pounds we simply have to give Derby every opportunity to live. The MRI will cost over $2000. Please help us provide this costly but necessary care for Derby by clicking the PayPal button below. Thank You!

Initial Bio 3/1/19 This two-year-old, 4 pound Yorkie boy  is Derby.   We have named him Derby to honor his Louisville, KY origins and also his fighting spirit and strong desire to win his race against time.   Right now, tiny Derby is in a world of hurt. We were contacted by the Louisville, KY shelter when an owner dropped Derby off at their shelter with no information other than he began staggering about 3 weeks ago.  They did not take him to the Vet and did not give the shelter much history beyond that.  He is exhibiting extreme and severe neurological symptoms.  Right now we have NO CLUE what is wrong with Derby. Derby is now picked up by two UYR members and he is en route to the Vet where we will begin immediate comprehensive testing to try to figure out what on earth is wrong with this tiny boy.   We will start with full labs, X-rays, and a special test to look to see if he has a liver shunt.  This testing is very expensive and is only a first step to try to figure out what is going on with Derby.  We are hoping at this point it is a liver shunt which can be corrected with a life saving (but very expensive) surgery.   Other possibilities are that he was dropped and sustained a head injury, has been poisoned or has a spinal cord injury.   This is going to be a tense day for Derby's rescuers who left their home in the week morning hours to go and get him so that he could be at the Vet's to begin testing as soon as possible.   The deck is stacked against Derby so he can sure use all the well wishes, prayers and most importantly donor dollars so that we can give Derby who is aptly named after a century  of thoroughbred champions his very own fighting chance at life.   We will update frequently as test results trickle in but in the meantime we need to get Derby's story out there and some donations flowing in so please click the PayPal button below to help Derby!


To date we've spent $3091.63 on Derby's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $4208.05 in donations.
Please donate!

For more information, contact my foster parents at: Leslie@unitedyorkierescue.org.

To fill out the adoption application for Derby click here.
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Tennessee
Diamond

Meet adorable little Diamond. She is a yorkie who weighs 6.2 pounds and is approximately 9 -10 years old. She is being fostered in Nashville, TN.

We just got little Diamond today and she is absolutely adorable !! She received all her vaccinations at the vets and is getting spay and a dental tomorrow. She only has a couple of teeth and are sure they will have to come out. But no worries that does not stop this little girl from eating. Please stay tuned as we get to know her better.


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

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

To fill out the adoption application for Diamond click here.
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Tennessee
Duke

Meet Duke! He is a handsome Estimated 2 yr old boy who weighs approximately 18 lbs. and is being fostered in the Nashville area

Initial Bio

Meet Duke! He is an estimated 2 year old yorkie mix. He is a big boy at 18 pounds! He was found as a stray by a shelter and then rescued by United Yorkie Rescue. Duke has been in his foster home for 2 days and is adjusting wonderfully. He is so loving and affectionate. It is very obvious he was never abused. He gets along with all of his foster brothers and sisters and loves all people too! He has the sweetest disposition. Duke is also fully house trained. He hasn’t made any mistakes at all in the house! Duke may need to lose a few pounds, so his future forever home must exercise him to help with that. He is seriously just a dream dog that deserves a family that will love him forever. Stay tuned for more updates!

Adoption Pending

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

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

To fill out the adoption application for Duke click here.
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Tennessee
Eddy

Eddy is a 15-pound, 3-year-old (estimated) Yorkie Mix boy being fostered near Louisville, KY.

Initial Bio

EDDY (KENTUCKY) Eddy is a Yorkie mix boy. Eddy is 3 years old and weighs 15 pounds. Eddy is being fostered in Prospect, KY. He must have spent some time wandering the streets before taken to the animal shelter. When his foster mom picked him up from the shelter he was obviously very nervous. He opened his eyes big! He is very shy and takes him some time to warm up. Eddy has a few days with his foster mom but she can already see how he is such a good boy. Eddy appears not to have been used to being on a leash, he is doing much better going outside on a leash. Still he is not convinced about using a leash. His foster mom convinces him that is a good idea to wear a leash. He appears to be potty trained, he will do his business outside. He loves to be petted, likes to get a lot of attention and he will let his mom know when it is not enough. He likes to lay down in the couch. He is anxious when his foster mom walks away. Eddy likes the company and only will eat when his foster mom is close by him. He has gone for a car ride twice now and he has been a good passenger. Eddy will be good being an only dog and with no cats. Any questions please email foster mom at claran@unitedyorkierescue.org


To date we've spent $367.37 on Eddy's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $0 in donations.
Please donate!

For more information, contact my foster parents at: TNYORKIEMOM12@GMAIL.COM.

To fill out the adoption application for Eddy click here.
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Finn - Puppy Mill Survivor

Precious Finn
Tennessee
Finn (Bane)

Finn is a 6.4 pound, 5-year-old (estimated) Yorkie boy. Finn is being fostered in Murfreesboro, TN.

THANK YOU TO FINN'S RESCUE ANGELS!

Denise Shull

Update 5/14/19

Hey there Yorkie lovers! It’s me, Finn! I am 5 years old (estimated) and 7 pounds of sweetness being fostered in Murfreesboro, TN. It has now been over two whole months since the day my life changed for the good! That was the day I was rescued from a horrific puppy mill where I had all but given up hope. And am I ever glad I didn’t because in 24 hours time things went from awful to awesome! The last two months have been the best ones of my whole life. My foster family has been amazing and have loved me back to health but now I’m ready to find my Forever Home and I hope my future family is reading this right now.

I am a very friendly fella who is good with other dogs. I love lap sitting, giving kisses, getting belly rubs, going for car rides, and using my voice. You see, in the puppy mill, I didn’t really get to bark much so now it is how I say hello! It feels good to express myself! I am good on a leash and will soon be an expert leash walker (says foster Mom). My favorite

pastimes are playing with toys, watching tv, hanging with my humans, attending doggie daycare on Wednesday with my new friends, going for walks, naps with mom, dad and fur foster brother. I have a very good appetite and love the nutritious food I get now. That is good because I was skinny when I came out of the puppy mill because I didn’t have enough to eat there.

I missed out on learning a lot of stuff that most dogs learn as puppies but I am a smart boy and I am learning! I am not house-trained but that is very easily managed with a belly band. My foster parents say with lots of patience and love they believe I will learn this new behavior. I also double as a bionic paper shredder! It is so much fun! No paper is safe around me. I’m sneaky too and will take it to my bed and chew it to pieces until my foster brother tells on me and ruins my fun!

My perfect home would have no children under age 10, another doggy to be my BFF, and someone who is home with me a lot. Now that I know how nice humans can be outside the puppy mill, I want to be with them ALL THE TIME. I will sit by the door and wait for them to come home to me I miss them so much! I love sleeping in bed with them too and it makes me feel so safe and happy. A fenced yard would be a plus but isn’t a deal breaker.

Life is looking good and I am so hopeful that one day very soon I will get my fairy tale (or should I say tail?) ending I always dreamed of but never dared to believe would actually happen. If you just know you are meant to be my person.....apply to adopt me today!

Bio update 4/13/19

Finn is one of 700 dogs rescued from a South Georgia Puppy Mill. You’ve heard enough about THAT place and Finn is ready to put all of those terrible memories behind him and find his forever home. Finn is now at a healthy weight, is up to date on all of his care and is making good progress in his foster home and loving all the new found freedoms he now enjoys. He especially loves “treats” and has also figured out where they are kept! Finn is a smart boy and has learned lots of new skills in his foster home. He walks well on a leash and loves the feel of grass on his paws. Like most all mill dogs, Finn may cower when approached but once in your arms he just melts and loves to be held, cuddled and loved. The biggest remaining hurdle for Finn is house-training and while progress has been made, he still struggles with this. Some days, he does well and others not so well. In the meantime, Finn wears a belly band to help with “accidents.” Anyone who applies to adopt Finn needs to understand that he will need lots of patience and consistency to help him continue to learn. On a positive note, he “wants” to please very much and loves to get treats for rewards so he is easily motivated. Finn is a sweet, gentle soul who is very deserving of an amazing home where his humans can love away all the bad stuff in his past and ensure the rest of his days are full of only love.

Bio Update 4/3/19

Finn continues to adapt to the new environment and is making progress. On 3-15-2019 he had a dental cleaning and it was determined that he will not need any extractions. Finn was at only 5.2 pounds and as of 3-15-2019 his weight is up to 6.4 pounds. He is eating very well and loves “treats”. He even knows where they are kept. Finn was neutered and microchipped on 3-15-2019 and is recovering with no complications. A urinalysis completed on 3-22-2019 showed some crystals in his urine and he was started on a 30-day course of treatment. Finn continues to enjoy his new-found freedom in his foster home and continues to learn how to be a dog outside of the puppy mill. He walks well on a leash and loves the grass. Finn is a very sweet boy but still is a bit fearful of being approached and he may retreat to a corner when approached. However, when he is picked up, he loves to be held and cuddled. Please understand that Finn is still not house-trained AT ALL and after spending years in a puppy mill, it may be very difficult to teach this new behavior and it might take some time. House training is a work in progress and very slowly making improvements. Anyone who applies to adopt Finn needs to understand that he will need lots of patience and love to help him learn all the skills most dogs learn as young puppies. Finn is very sweet, and you can tell he “wants” to please and have a perfect home to call his own.

Initial Bio 3/3/19: Meet handsome little Finn.  Finn was rescued along with 700 other dogs from a south Georgia puppy mill.  Up until just a few days ago, Finn spent all of his time languishing in a 2 x 2 metal cage.  Finn and the others were housed in a warehouse with crates stacked floor to ceiling, often multiple dogs to a crate.  Finn and the others were in really bad shape as you can see from his before and after photos.  Finn came to us a matted mess of a Yorkie with long razor-like nails.  His teeth are in really bad shape with severe tartar and several teeth are broken off at the gum so lots of extractions are likely in Finn’s near future.  Finn is also really skinny at only 5 pounds when he should probably be closer to 7.  We don’t know if he is thin from lack of access to food or because his teeth and mouth have to be painful but whatever the reason Finn is receiving all the care and love he needs to heal all of his wounds whether they be ones we see or the really deep kind that don’t show from the outside.   You can see from Finn’s before and after shots what an amazing outward transition he has undergone.   Finn is enjoying his new found freedom in his foster home and is beginning to learn how to be a dog outside of the puppy mill.   He barely knows what to do with himself outside the cage so he walks “laps” around his foster home, pacing as is very common to dogs with his history.  Finn is loving the warmth, attention, and love he is receiving and he is slowly learning to explore his new home and his new found freedom.   The dense mats that restricted his movement are long gone and the metal cage doors that once held him back have been flung open wide.  Finn is a sweet boy but still a bit fearful of being approached so he will cower and retreat to a corner when approached.  However when he is picked up he loves to be held and cuddled.   Finn still needs to be neutered, have dental work and gain a bit of weight before he can be adopted.   Please understand that Finn is not house-trained AT ALL and after spending years in a puppy mill he may be very difficult to teach this new behavior to.   Anyone who applies to adopt Finn needs to understand that he will need lots of patience and love to help him learn all the skills most dogs learn as young puppies.   Finn is very sweet and you can tell he “wants” to please and have a perfect home to call his own.   Finn won’t have his neuter or dental for a couple of weeks so we can get him “tuned up” a bit before his surgery so it will be at least a month before he can be adopted but his foster mom and dad are accepting applications for him.  Please stay tuned as we continue to watch Finn’s amazing transformation.   Finn and the other puppy mill dogs need lots of Veterinary care which is expensive but so necessary to get him to a healthy adoptable state.  Please consider a donation by clicking the PayPal button below and Thank You!


To date we've spent $1051.63 on Finn (Bane)'s vet bills, but with your support we've collected $50.00 in donations.
Please donate!

For more information, contact my foster parents at: jam4bama@unitedyorkierescue.org.

To fill out the adoption application for Finn (Bane) click here.
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Luna’s Transformation
Tennessee
Luna

Luna has a pending adoption! Meet precious Luna. She is one of 20 dogs rescued by UYR over the weekend from a horrendous puppy mill in Southern Georgia. Luna is a 4-5 year-old, 7-pound Maltese girl. Luna is being fostered in Nashville, TN.

THANK YOU TO LUNA'S RESCUE ANGELS!

Taylor Anderson, Debbie Rodriguez

3/3/19: Luna was rescued from a Georgia puppy mill along with 700 other dogs. They were housed in a warehouse with crates stacked floor to ceiling with often multiple dogs to a crate. She and the others were in really bad shape as you can see from her before and after photos. Who knows how long she suffered there and how many litters of puppies she was forced to have. We can barely stand to think of it! But that will NOT be the end of Luna's story. She is one special little girlie and that is for certain! Why? Because Luna shows absolutely NONE of the emotional scars typical to puppy mill mothers. She is one of the most joyful, playful and happy dogs you could ever hope to encounter. If you have not seen Luna's TV interview on Nashville TN channel WSMV or videos of her playing posted on our Facebook page, you MUST! It will cast sunlight into the darkest of corners and make your heart literally burst with happiness! Luna has wasted ZERO time getting down to some serious play in her foster home and she is bouncing around like the Energizer Bunny! She loves to explore her new house and is enjoying learning how to run and walk freely without being confined to a crate. She is no longer bound by the severe mats that pulled at her skin and limited her motion. Luna is not fearful or bitter. She is gentle and sweet in every way. Luna just had her wellness exam with pretty a good report. She has a pretty deep infection on her foot from all the mats and she has a luxating patella. Luna still needs to be spayed, have a dental and recover from her infections before she can be adopted but she is taking applications. Please know that Luna is not house-trained after years in the puppy mill and her adopter needs to appreciate this may be very difficult to accomplish so they need to have lots of patience. Watching Luna's transformation is an absolute joy to watch and her foster family is committed to transforming Luna into the dog she was always meant to be. We can’t wait to watch the girl blossom more! Luna and all the puppy mill dogs need lots of Veterinary care which is expensive but so necessary to get her to a healthy adoptable state. Please consider a donation by clicking the PayPal button below and Thank You!

Adoption Pending

To date we've spent $972.48 on Luna's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $25.00 in donations.
Please donate!

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

To fill out the adoption application for Luna click here.
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Tennessee
Maggie

Meet adorable Maggie, approximately 3 years old & 9 pounds who is being fostered outside of Nashville, TN.

Please stay tuned for updates


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

For more information, contact my foster parents at: TNYORKIEMOM12@GMAIL.COM.

To fill out the adoption application for Maggie click here.
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Tennessee
Maxwell

Meet precious Maxell. He is handsome 10 yr old boy who weighs approximately 16 lbs. and is being fostered in Clarksville, TN area

Maxwell is a handsome blonde 10 year old, 16 pounds, male yorkie looking for his forever. We were contacted by the shelter who was notified by the vets office that his owner could not longer care for him. He needed a tumor removed from his foot immediately and we were there to help. Maxwell had his surgery, along with a dental on Friday and did amazing. As per vets orders he is already up, moving around and walking perfect. He is potty trained and gets along well with everyone. Very laid back, sweet personality and ready to jump in the car and go for a ride anytime. He sleeps good through the night, loves to cuddle and never misses a meal. He goes in for a follow up visit this week and then will be ready for his forever home.


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

For more information, contact my foster parents at: TNYORKIEMOM12@GMAIL.COM.

To fill out the adoption application for Maxwell click here.
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Tennessee
Milo (Mollie)

Bonded Pair !! Meet adorable Milo who is part of a bonded pair. He is a yorkie poo, 7 years old and weighs only 5.4 pounds who is being fostered outside of Nashville, TN.

We are wanting to keep these babies together, so they need to be adopted together..Please stay tune for updates as we get to know their personalities.


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

For more information, contact my foster parents at: Leslie@unitedyorkierescue.org.

To fill out the adoption application for Milo (Mollie) click here.
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Tennessee
Mollie (Milo)

Bonded Pair !! Meet precious little Mollie who is part of a bonded pair. She is a yorkie, 6 years old and weighs only 5.2 pounds who is being fostered outside of Nashville, TN.

We are wanting to keep these babies together, so they need to be adopted together..Please stay tune for updates as we get to know their personalities.


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

For more information, contact my foster parents at: Leslie@unitedyorkierescue.org.

To fill out the adoption application for Mollie (Milo) click here.
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Addie
Texas
Addie TX

Meet Addie, our newest little 2-3 year old Yorkie cutie weighing 13 pounds. She is being fostered near Carthage, TX.

THANK YOU TO ADDIE'S RESCUE ANGELS!

Sue Robinson, Judith Dossett Monette, Nhung T Le, Tracie Robertson, Heather Ozuma Hohn, Jill Landers, Deb Stokes, Sharon Medina, Kay Marzoni-Miller, Wendy Fuhrmaneck, Paul Clark

UPDATE BIO. 04/16/19. Addie continues to do well on her seizure medication, and is more accepting of her foster brothers and sisters. She is such a sweetheart. She needs a quiet home where she can just be herself. She needs an understanding and patient heart full of love for fur babies.

Can you take care of me and love me like I deserve to be loved and cared for???

UPDATE BIO. 03/06/19. Miss Addie is doing very well. She is almost completely potty trained. Just a few oops here and there that we are working on. Addie has begun coming out of her shell and showing her personality a little more. Such a loving and sweet girl.

She is looking for a patient owner that will work with her, love her and understand her. She says, "Will you love me and allow me to love you? Foster Mom and Dad are cool and all, but I am looking to get settled into my forever home."

If you have questions, please contact my foster mom at uyrfostermom@yahoo.com

UPDATED BIO. 02/13/19. Addie came to us last week after being on the streets for an undefined amount of time, and she is absolutely adorable. Although she sounds a little vicious when playing, she is a doll baby. Now that she is settled in and on her seizure medication, her seizures are subsiding. Though she must stay on medication the rest of her life, the seizures are under control now.

Miss Addie is looking for a forever home full of love and understanding. Addie is a sweet baby, and would do well in a home with older children, either with tolerant dogs or being an only child. For more questions, contact foster mom at uyrfostermom@yahoo.com.

Initial Bio 1/27/19: This little girl was seen along the side of the road in Corpus Christi for weeks until a real lover of animals stopped and picked her up. She reached out to UYR due to the dire needs of the little lady. She had two injured legs with signs of seizure activity and was obviously unkempt. Guesses were made if she was thrown hit by a car, run over...we will never know.

Many members worked together to get Addie to her intended foster mom in Fort Worth, TX. Her first vet visit was to an orthopedic vet. He took x--rays, blood and really looked her over. It seems her front leg was crushed in many places and was healed-all wrong. X-rays indicated these injuries occurred long ago. She has learned to walk with her leg at an angle and her pad is worn in the wrong place. It really doesn't bother her at all. She pulls me like a sled. She was heart-worm negative, but has 3 kinds of intestinal worms. She hates the medication, but in 10 days it should be but a memory..

Now for the seizures. I understand she had tremors all the time when stressed, then would have a small seizure a few times a day. Since starting her medications yesterday, I have seen no tremors or seizures! Her forever parents should be made aware she will need medication three times a day for life.

After having to scrounge for food for weeks, she shows a lot of food guarding. I am sure once she trusts me to bring food when needed, she will stop this behavior.

You would think this little one would be complaining all the time but she only tells you when she needs to go out.

She needs to be stabilized on her medications and she must be continue to observed by foster mom and vet to determine if a any treatment will benefit her leg. She may need to be spayed before she is ready to meet her forever parents - the vet not sure after the initial observation.


To date we've spent $683.50 on Addie TX's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $65.00 in donations.
Please donate!

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

To fill out the adoption application for Addie TX click here.
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Bunny
Texas
Bunny TX

Meet Bunny, a precious 10 year old Yorkie mix severely malnourished with mammary tumors, a heart murmur and in desperate need of a spay and dental. She is one of our Fortunate Four and is being fostered near Fort Worth, TX.

THANK YOU TO BUNNY'S RESCUE ANGELS!

Mary Whitaker, Susan Volwiler, Donna Williams, Gretchen Stevens, Lori Dulyea, Tammy Glinsmann, Holly Keller, Diane Polinsky, Barbara Carvalho, Darleen Stein, Pattie Zappone, Mary Whitaker, Jean deVegter, Teresa Beament, Wendy Fuhrmaneck, Karry Rogers, Lois Van Abel, Sandy Pagnotta, Brandy Swanson, Wendy and David Henry, Trula Montgomery, Lynne Turner, Jackie Sorrells, Holly Keller, Alicia Adams, Cheryl Owen, John Ward, Wendy Fuhrmaneck, Lynda Slipetz, Shirley Bassue, Wendy Fuhrmaneck, Tari's Novelties and Collectibles, Christine Flaherty, Sheryl Martin, Brittany A, Bonnie Vaupel, Beverly Stevenson, Michelle Pannoni, Susan Tackett, Marjorie Thornton, Barbara Hestness, Yvette Vangeloff, Marta Balleste, Tony Cacioppo, Michael Richman

Update 4/5/19: Bunny was seen by the oncologist and she says she looks amazing. Overall her x-rays look really good as far as she is concerned. She does have a very large heart, she's on Vetmedin for that and at present there is no need to add anything more. Her trachea looks a little more relaxed and does not have such a roller coaster look to it as well. Her bloodwork looks very good. Her lymph node is considerably smaller. Hard to say if this chemo med is the reason why, but she's doing very well. No need for recheck until another 3 months. Despite all that is wrong with her, she's just so incredibly sweet.

BIO UPDATE. 03/01/19. Sweet baby Bunny, when you were a mill baby, wasn't the hell hole you lived in enough! Wasn't it enough that you were bred so damn much that you can't even tell your behind from your vagina, and your tail that lies inside this folded over sheath of skin to make matters worse. No it wasn't enough.

You, my sweet angel, had to have ear infections, bacterial skin infections, fungal looking long painful nails, tooth decay and missing your lower jaw due to decay. Let's add the icing to this cake baby. Your breeder didn't take care of you and all of those mammary tumors either. We did though. United Yorkie Rescue stepped in and we took 2 weeks to try to get weight on your emaciated body and heal some of your issues. We took away those tumors, and that baby maker.

But my sweet angel, sadly your breeder gave you something I can't fix...sadly we received the news today from Bunny's oncologist that she has metastatic cancer. But Bunny do you know how fortunate you truly are? You are in my home now. Your life of pain and misery will be a faded memory. You will have soft beds and blankets every day. I have enough love to take you on this journey, and you have a family outside of our walls that already love you as well.

I ask everyone to please keep Bunny in your prayers for these next few months. Please continue to help us with her medical needs. Please donate to her care at www.uyr.us. Thank you and Bless you!

Update 2/23/19: This morning I sat in the vet's office with Dr. Jessie and just cried. You know you can only be strong to a point, and today was just the tip of that point. Bunny, one of the Fortunate Four mill rescue babies, finally had her appointment with an oncologist because during her first vet visit after rescue, the vet discovered not only did she have a very bad heart murmur, but chest x-rays showed her trachea to have this roller coaster look to it. Did any of this matter... not really... because her exam zeroed in on a swollen lymph node in her groin. She took Bunny to the back, aspirated the node, looked at the slide and saw cells that shouldn't be there but officially, we wait until Monday for the pathologist to give us the report. Bunny's doctor at that point told me what time we maybe looking at, and the tears just started to flow in my eyes and in hers as well. She listened to me telling her how this precious baby deserved so much more time of the good than the hell she lived in, and how much pain we see them go through after the rescue because we have to fix all the horrible things that their abusers neglected to care for. I will guarantee you she will be a princess for whatever time God has planned for her and I will make sure this mill is put to rest for her. In the meantime, Bunny needs your prayers! We also ask you to please help us share her story, and please, please donate so we can medically support Bunny and the Fortunate Four mill rescue's. This is how to help by clicking on the Donate button below or by mailing a check to:

United Yorkie Rescue

P.O. Box 23

Wales WI 53183

Thank you UYR family!!!

UPDATE 02/22/19. Bunny is home!! As you may remember, her presurgical exam once again alerted to a 5 out of 6 heart murmur, so x-rays were once again performed to look at the chest. Sadly, they feel what they are seeing is real and Bunny has been referred to oncology for answers regarding her chest. We have an appointment with the Oncologist on Saturday the 23rd, where we will be doing additional testing so we can get answers as to what is lying under her sternum and in those lymph nodes. I am also heavy feeding Bunny, even more so than before, to try to turn her weight loss around. I know her sur sibling in the mill rescue, Cash, did not have any weight gain as well, although Bunny had a 2lb loss! I am praying that these babies were just so stressed, and their bodies just need time to turn this around.

We also have started Bunny on specialty compounded eye drops for her dry eye, and instead of looking at gooey flat dull eyes there is a sparkly shine that was so absent!! She did get her spay, which also included an excise of an almond shaped mass attached to her uterus, another lipoma like mass on her left side as well, and 9 mammary tumors as well. Biopsies have been sent out with results due in possibly today. Please In the meantime, please continue to support these babies as these specialty Drs come with specialty tests which we need for answers regarding Bunny.

We would love your prayers and once again, to continue to support our Fortunate Four, you have several options to donate:

1. By visiting the Go Fund Me set up for the Fortunate Four here https://www.gofundme.com/the-fortunate-four

Note: Go Fund Me will pre-populate an additional “tip” amount of 15%. You can change that by using the drop down arrow beside the 15% and select Other Amount. You then have the option to change this amount to whatever you wish.

2. By visiting our home page www.unitedyorkierescue.org and clicking the PayPal button right underneath the November update post

3. By direct PayPal to this email address:

auntiem@unitedyorkierescue.org

4. By mailing a check to:

United Yorkie Rescue

P.O. Box 23

Wales WI 53183

Thank you UYR family!!!

Update 2/9/19: We now have a current picture of Bunny who is another one of the Fortunate Four that was recently rescued from the puppy mill last week. Bunny is currently receiving medicated baths due to flea and tick infestation. She has major hair loss all over her body however, her vets feel this is due to the infestation her body endured. Bunny is EXTREMELY emaciated and cannot undergo surgery for her needs so let me tell you where we are in her treatment. Bunny had severe bilateral ear infections in which we treated her this past week with an antibiotic. She also had a vicious eye infection in both eyes. She has received antibiotics for that as well, and now we are treating her eyes with a lubricating gel to protect her vision and her tear production. Bunny is horribly disfigured in her genital area from being nothing more than a breeding machine. It is very hard to differentiate her anatomy and even her tail, as it is engulfed in a sheath of thickening skin. She has a ravenous appetite and we are hoping that she will have some weight gain that will add to her stability during her upcoming surgery. Bunny also has a 5 out of 6 heart murmur. As stated before, her lymph nodes that lie under her sternum are so enlarged with all of this infection that we have started her on vetmedin to protect her heart as her body heals. Along with all of this, Bunny has lost some of her lower jaw due to horrific detal decay and we will have to see after her dental if there are any teeth we can save. She will need a spay. We also know, she has many mammary tumors as well so we are expecting to have biopsies and possible entire chain removal depending of the status of these tumors. Please continue to support us with these horrifically abused angels.

Update 2/5/19: This is precious Bunny, the second of the Fortunate Four puppy mill dogs just taken in. Bunny has very unusual anatomy near her rectum and vagina which is a result of prolonged over-breeding. She has multiple mammary tumors on both sides and evidence of recent and frequent nursing. Bunny has almost no lower jaw bone and no lower teeth at all. Her uppers are barely hanging on from years of dental neglect. She has severe bacterial skin infection and bilateral ear infections and is extremely thin bordering on emaciation. Bunny was going to have surgery tomorrow for her mammary tumors but she has been diagnosed with a pretty bad heart murmur; grade 5 of 6. X-rays revealed that the lymph nodes under her sternum are so enlarged from years of chronic infection that they are pressing on her sternum and trachea which can compromise her airway so anesthesia is not advised until her infection is under control. She has been started on antibiotics and medication to treat heart failure and her surgery is postponed until she is more stable. Please consider a donation to help us pay for Veterinary care for Bunny and the Fortunate Four. Use the donate button below or check out our GoFundMe campaign at: https://www.gofundme.com/the-fortunate-four

Note: Go Fund Me will pre-populate an additional “tip” amount of 15%. You can change that by using the drop down arrow beside the 15% and select Other Amount. You then have the option to change this amount to whatever you wish.


To date we've spent $2988.70 on Bunny TX's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $1871.00 in donations.
Please donate!

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

To fill out the adoption application for Bunny TX click here.
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Conan after surgery
Texas
Conan

Conan is a sweet 10 year old, 12 pound little boy who is vision and hearing impaired. He is being fostered in Fort Worth, TX.

THANK YOU TO CONAN'S RESCUE ANGELS!

Lynne Turner, Tawana Couch, Cindy Mitchell-Clark, Sandy Pagnotta, Wendy Fuhrnaneck, Rosemary Ward, Barbara Niro, Marta Balleste

3/16/19: This is the new and improved and very healthy Conan. This baby was blind and having so much pain from his eyes that the ophthalmic veterinarian strongly urged the foster mom to have his eyes removed. Wow what a difference! This little guy’s tail wags all the time, he likes to chew on bones and loves his bed and blanket. Muffins Halo donated a halo to him so he doesn’t hit is head when walking outside or around the house. Conan is also mostly deaf but what a sweetheart! He will need a home that is patient with him, knows that he needs to learn the home and the outdoors and just wants to cuddle with this guy. He does wear a belly band but when he goes outside, he knows what to do. If you think you have the perfect home for Conan, please fill out an on line application using the link below.

Update 1/26/19: What a sad story for such a sweet loving little boy! Can you love me and give me a home? Conan came into rescue through a plea for a rescue on social media. This angel was found wandering very slowly on the side of the freeway with his nose down struggling to find his way. Dog Rescue 911 was called and immediately transported this baby to the vet. Covered in a matted coat, his little eyes were so infected with green discharge and his matted fur had glued itself to his face covering his eyes. A bath was ordered and a quick groom to assess Conan's additional needs. It was found that Conan had two large tumors. One tumor was in the middle of his forehead and the other, quite large, surrounded the neck from the front to the back. Sadly, after shaving this hair, it became apparent that Conan was possibly totally blind. A plan was put into action, and immediately vetting was done to remove the tumors and do biopsies, neuter and give this baby a much-needed dental where 6 teeth were extracted. To look at Conan you could also notice that he had one eye larger than the other and there really was no definition to his eyes. To make sad matters worse, we also believe that Conan cannot hear. On Monday, we took Conan to the Eye Institute and learned that due to chronic inflammation, glaucoma and possible juvenile cataracts, his eyes are painful. We will enucleate both eyes after we get all things stable in his life. Currently, we are also in the process of setting up a hearing test for Conan. The good news is besides his loss of sight and possible hearing, Conan is HW negative and his bloodwork is just perfect for such a terribly neglected baby. Nothing has touched my heart more than for this baby to turn, while I am physically directing him, and come up close to me and paw my pant leg to be picked up and hugged! I look forward to coming home and picking this angel up and setting him in my lap and just giving him belly rubs until the snores finally come.

Conan is a gentle soul that will need a special home. If you have the love to give this angel, please contact his foster momma at yorkierescue60@gmail.com . Please also remember that because of your generous donations, we are able to help babies such as Conan. If you are able to donate, please go to www.uyr.us and click DONATE. Bless you!

Initial Bio 1/18/19: Conan just came into rescue and has been to see the regular vet and a specialist for his eyes. Please stay tuned as we learn more about this sweet boy.


To date we've spent $996.03 on Conan's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $305.00 in donations.
Please donate!

For more information, contact my foster parents at: yorkierescue60@gmail.com.

To fill out the adoption application for Conan click here.
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Crystal
Texas
Crystal

Crystal is a very sweet and very ill little girl who was just rescued along with 3 other Yorkies from a breeder. She needed emergency surgery for pyometra. Please help us with her expenses!

THANK YOU TO CRYSTAL'S RESCUE ANGELS!

Jan Freeman, Susan Klingbeil, Sandra Wendt, Nancy Farley, Allison Triplett, Lynne Turner, Holly Keller, Sharon Traficante, Sue Robinson, Jackie Sorrells, Ashley McElduff, Christine Flaherty, Anne Hicks, Sue Rudy Rusch, Teru Breisen, Kristen Latas, Brad Jackson, Guy Misson, Brenda Stone, Teresa Beament, Gale Sittig, Leslie Corbell, Heather Beal, Hamish MacGregor, Robert Miller, Dena Sloan, Bernadette Robinson, Dianne Schultz, Elaine Kucera, Wendy Fuhrmaneck, Sierra Dunham, Rebecca Lansing, Carla Wilcox, Carol Gostomski, Wendy Furhmaneck, Sheryl Martin, Karen Beatty, Sharee Spence, Wendy Klinke, Darleen Stein, Jackie Morales, Lynne Turner, Cheryl Owen, Cheryl Scrupski, Susan Brown, Wendy Fuhrmaneck, Laura Bentley, Wendy Fuhrmaneck, Sandra Wendt, Ruth Airsman, Cheryl Scrupski, Lauren Satterfield, Cat Jury, Sandra Wendt, Robert Scully, Ellen M, Chokreff, Ada Moore, Carol Gostomski, Cheryl Scrupski, Lauren Satterfield

4/5/19: Crystal broke out in horrific hives and is being treated with another medication and a microbial mousse for her skin since her MRSP infection medication just ended. The oncologist who did her emergency surgery with her MRSP infection thinks she's doing great as does her regular vet. After a week of antibiotic to clear up her hives, she can have her dental and be finally be ready for adoption. Crystal is still very shy with humans until you get her next to you. Then she's just so loving and loves the belly rubs. She absolutely ADORES any and all of the dogs... she was sadly, most definitely an amazing mommy for the mill. She will be a wonderful addition to the right family.

3/27/19 Update: We have reached an amazing milestone...sweet puppy mill Crystal is finally healed and looking for her furever home. Crystal is an estimated 9yr old, 14lb sweet girl. We go for our final vet appointment this week. This angel has had quite a journey after her rescue. She survived life threatening pyometra, mammary cancer and a MRSP infection. These were all on top of her eye infections, skin, ears, and broken teeth. This baby girl, I also feel, has been physically abused. There are times I will reach to pet her or call her and she will cower which just breaks my heart. This is very typical of a mill baby without human interaction, but they learn that love is just amazing. Crystal is starting to crave love and absolutely loves to snuggle in the bed and get her belly rubs. She loves all the fosters and she gets sooo excited when a new one comes in. She immediately wants to go be mommy to them and play. She is such a funny girl too as when she goes to play with the others, she gets tickled on her own and jumps all around which is the cutest thing to see. Crystal deserves a home that will be patient and loving with her. Being a mill baby, she may need to re-settle into your home, but once settled she's such a blessing to have. The perfect home for Crystal would be one that is patient and allows her just to blossom. She loves walks, being outside, riding in the car and just being with her human and buddies. Crystal would love to have another pup to be her friend. She gets along fine with cats in the home as well. If you feel you can give this baby her Cinderella happy-ever-after, please fill out an application or contact foster mom at yorkieforstertx@gmail.com.

2/28/19 Update: Wanted to give everyone an update on sweet Crystal of the Fortunate Four Mill rescue. Crystal went in to have both mammary chains removed on the 15th. Carcinoma was discovered in 2 of her previously excised mammary tumors from prior emergency surgery for her pyometra, so the best cure was this type of removal, as there were many more tumors in both chains. Crystal is home now as of the 20th and doing well. Slowly this angel is coming into herself. The happy moments are just incredible to see as I have watched her attempt to play with one of her fur siblings, try Every bed in the house and rolling on her back and talk as if to say, “this feels soooo good”!! Once again we need your help! This was a costly medical expense, but rescue comes with a price and not with cute bows. Crystal is just an adorable love bug as are her other fur siblings, please help us so we can continue our processes by using the donate button below.

2/9/19 Update: The horror unfolds! Here we have a current picture of Crystal who is one of the Fortunate Four that was recently rescued from the puppy mill last week. Crystal had emergency spay surgery immediately upon rescue due to her pus-filled uterus. The vet also took only 2 0f many concerning mammary tumors off one of her tits to be biopsied while she was under anesthesia. She has multiple tumors in both chains. This new picture shows a sweet angel baby after her first medicated bath on Friday. Sadly, what lies inside sweet Crystal is heartbreaking news that we are working with at the present. These results came back in as tumor #1 being carcinoma and tumor #2 as a complex carcinoma. She was immediately called in for a chest x-ray to see if we have metastasized within the chest cavity and lungs…thankfully, those came back clear. Crystal has bacterial skin infection, bilateral ear infections, loss of tear production in her eyes due to untreated eye infections, a mouth full of horrible decay and now mammary cancer. We have saved her life by performing her pyometra surgery, so now it’s time to continue our fight to save her. Crystal will undergo surgery this upcoming week. This will be major invasive surgery to remove both mammary chains to make certain we don’t miss margins with this cancer. Possibly her dental can be done at that time as well, we will see. Please continue to support us with these horrifically abused angels.

2/5/19: Meet Crystal, one of 3 breeding females recently rescued from puppy mill. She was in distress and taken immediately for care. She was diagnosed with pyometria, a life-threatening condition which is basically an abscessed uterus. This is caused by over-breeding and lack of medical care. She literally had pus draining from her vagina. Crystal has flea and tick infestation, extremely long nails, hair loss, bacterial skin infection, mammary tumors on both sides, engorged teats indicative of recent nursing. Her teeth are literally falling out.

Crystal was taken to surgery for immediate hysterectomy for pyometria. Two mammary tumors looked suspicious and were sent for pathology before proceeding with the remaining tumors. She is recovering well.

Crystal is only one of the Fortunate Four. Please consider helping with her care by using the donate button below and sharing her story.


To date we've spent $8878.84 on Crystal's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $4650.55 in donations.
Please donate!

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

To fill out the adoption application for Crystal click here.
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Jersey
Texas
Jersey

Meet Jersey, a sweet 9 year old, 8 pound little girl being fostered in Leander, TX.

THANK YOU TO JERSEY'S RESCUE ANGELS!

Jonisha McKiddey, Todd Rountree, Todd Rountree, Behnaz Memarzadeh

4/19/19 - Howdy folks! I am so excited I can barely contain myself. I had another round of testing at the dogtor last week and the results are in. All my liver functions are in NORMAL ranges. Let me repeat that...NORMAL. I have been trying to convince everyone that I was the perfect little baby, and no there is no disputing it now! I am so ready to meet my forever family. I have become quite attached to foster mom and dad, but I know there is a super family out there that has never ending love for me. And I am anxious to get my life started with them. If that special someone is you (you know who you are), please get an application in so foster mom and dad can begin the adoption process.

UPDATE BIO. 3/24/19 Happy Spring everyone! I have some good news to update everyone. I had another visit with the dogtor and had an ultrasound and biopsy. The results came back fairly positive. I do not have any cancerous cells, but the ultrasound did reveal some abnormalities in my liver and gall bladder. My liver is slightly swollen and gall bladder is retaining some sludge. Dogtor is not positive if the liver is causing the gall bladder problems or vice versa. I am now on medication for both and will go back to the vet in a month for another bile acid test to see if we have concurred my issues.I am definitely on the mend and really settling in with foster mom and dad.

I had my first grooming on Thursday, and boy am I cute! If I don't say so myself. I was on my best behavior as my stylist made me look so pretty. I am looking forward to meeting a new family that wants to love and take care of me for the rest of my days. I have so much love to give!

Anxiously awaiting your application to adopt me!

Jersey UPDATE BIO. 2/23/19. Hey everyone, Jersey here. I wanted to give you an update on my progress with foster mom and dad and my recent visits to the dogtor. I have decided that foster mom and dad are pretty fun. Foster dad brings me to work with him almost every day, so I am getting more comfortable in the car and love getting to spend the day with a lot of loving folks. I have been sharing my new home with a foster brother, Pepe the chihuahua, who seems to not mind my presence at all. We don't play, as I am still a little under the weather. I have definitely begun to show my personality more and have a little zip in my step now.

I sleep so well through the night and have shown foster mom and dad that I am 100% potty trained. I have been to the vet a few times to try to figure out what is causing my awkward gait, and am getting closer to a diagnosis and treatment plan. The focus has been on my liver function, because some tests have pointed in that direction. It was confirmed this week that there is definitely something going on and I am scheduled for another test March 11th. I am hopeful that this test will pinpoint my illness and I can begin the road to recovery. I am a super loving pup that just wants to share my life with a super loving family. More updates to come after my next round of testing.

Initial Bio 2/17/19: Howdy folks! My name is Jersey, but don’t let it fool you. I am not a northern girl, as I am proud to be a Texan. I am almost 9 years old and just under 8 pounds of lovable, sweet, Yorkie. I was recently surrendered to UYR by a savior that has tried to help me several times over my life. She wanted to provide a great home for me, but other puppies in the house occupied the only spaces her home would allow. So she did the next best thing and put me with new foster mom and dad. I have been here a week and am really settling in. I am a perfect southern young lady that is completely housetrained, a great snuggle buddy, loves other dogs, and sleeps through the night. I don’t bark at much and really love my two meals a day. I even like to observe things being cooked in the kitchen by foster mom and dad. I am not very fond of riding in the car or baths, but I will tolerate them.

I have been to the dogtor a few times last week to try to narrow down an issue I am having with my gait. I am fairly slow to get around, can appear a little dizzy at times, and really can’t navigate any steps to and from the house. I also suffer from dry eye syndrome, but have medication that I have been taking twice a day that keeps that in check. Dogtor has scheduled another test for me this week to get a better understanding of what is going on. Updates will follow.

I am looking for a forever home with a mom and dad that have a lot of time for me. I love to be on the couch with them, but need help getting up and down. Ideally my new parents will not have small children due to my size and lack of quick reflexes. I have a Texas size amount of love to give and want so badly to share that with my new parents.


To date we've spent $1882.04 on Jersey's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $253.90 in donations.
Please donate!

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

To fill out the adoption application for Jersey click here.
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Lily
Texas
Lily TX

Meet Lily. Lily is an 10-year-old, 14-pound Yorkie girl being fostered in TX.

THANK YOU TO LILY'S RESCUE ANGELS!

Brandy Caldwell Swanson

UPDATE BIO: 05/12/19. Hello everyone! Well, it's been a month since my last update and I'm beginning to get a little worried that I won't find my forever home. I know foster mom and dad love me so much and have shared how sweet and well behaved I am with everyone, but I still haven't had any inquires to adopt me. Even though life is really great here with foster mom and dad, I really want to begin my journey with my forever parents. I have so much love to give and looking for the same in return. I'm hypoallergenic, good with kids and other pets, potty trained, super soft, a great snuggler, and loyal companion. Who wouldn't want me, right??

If you have a place in your heart and home for me. I will give you all my love and attention in return. Please contact foster mom and dad at uyryorkieloveTX@yahoo.com. It's my Mother's Day wish.

Update 4/13/19:Boy, do I have some great news! I went to see the dogtor this week to get my teeth cleaned. They were in pretty rough shape according to; well everyone. Luckily I made it through a much needed cleaning and only lost three teeth! That may seem like a lot to some of you, but I really don't miss them at all. It took a couple days of soft food before I felt like eating some treats again, but now I'm back to like nothing happened. Except my breath is as fresh as it was when I was a puppy. All my blood work came out perfect prior to my dental and now I am ready to be with my perfect parents. I still love snuggling with my foster parents and my foster siblings. I would really like someone who can be home with me a lot, but I do ok on my own for short periods of time. If I had some siblings (other dogs or cats) to keep me company, that would just be the best. I have adapted very well to foster mom's and dad's schedule, but am ready to make the move to my forever home. If that is you, please hurry to the UYR website to fill out an application or contact my foster parents at uyryorkielovetx@yahoo.com.

Initial Bio 3/27/19: Lily is a 10 yr old, 14 lb female that is as sweet as sugar. She is already spayed, but will need a dental to complete her vetting. Her blood work showed some of her values to be off due to neglect so after a week of TLC she will be ready to complete her vetting.

Lily is a quiet and reserved angel that simply loves to snuggle on the couch and enjoy belly rubs. I think she never learned about toys and playing, but that's ok, love is the easiest thing to give and receive. Lily came into rescue as an owner surrender dumped at a shelter with 2 other fur siblings. All the babies were very neglected as well, so rescue was called.

Lily is adapting very well to life with her foster family. She has two fur siblings that she is the perfect angel with. She is housetrained and loves her time outside. She has become quite the matriarch to her two fur siblings, where both enjoy being near her when possible. Lily will make the perfect companion to anyone willing to share their life with her. If you feel you have the perfect home to give this beautiful little girl, please fill out an application or contact foster mom at uyryorkielovetx@yahoo.com.


To date we've spent $805.60 on Lily TX's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $25.00 in donations.
Please donate!

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

To fill out the adoption application for Lily TX click here.
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Little Bit
Texas
Little Bit TX

Meet precious Lil Bit.. He is handsome 12- yr-old boy who weighs 5 lbs. He is being fostered in TX.

THANK YOU TO LITTLE BIT'S RESCUE ANGELS!

Laura Bentley, Holly Keller, Wendy Fuhrmaneck, Teresa Beament

4/5/19: Lil Bit was rechecked and his blood values are still off; in addition he has an infection brewing somewhere. He is starting antibiotics and we're are adding iron to his food. Lil Bit has a great appetite and has been on puppy food but despite that he lost a few ounces. He has been having some dry heaving spells and a lil spit up the past two days. We are adding cerenia for this. The vet feels it may be his teeth as they are just awful, but he does have the testicle tumors as well. We will wait another week or two before we try again for this surgery. In the meantime, we are adding 2 more feedings to see if this helps with his weight loss.

Initial Bio. 03/27/19. Sweetness is all I can say about this tiny nugget! Lil Bit is one of three owner surrenders. He is a 12 year, 5lb adorable little Yorkie. He was quickly surrendered at a nearby shelter after his female owner passed. But that's ok, after seeing the neglect of the 3 surrendered, United Yorkie Rescue was definitely needed for their care.

Lil Bit has testicle tumors which he will have removed while completing his neuter. He is also in dire need of a dental. He is currently getting some TLC and good groceries to prepare him for his upcoming surgery. His blood work is actually very good. Lil Bit also has arthritis that has settled in his spine but it doesn't stop this baby from trying to keep up...especially if he knows there is something brewing in the kitchen!!

After we complete his vetting this baby will need a furever home. His purfect home would be one that is maybe a retired couple or someone who does not have chilldren, due to his age and size. He is just adorable and loves nothing more than to cuddle up or cuddle into a fluffy bed and let's not forget to eat LOL. If you feel you have the purfect home for Lil Bit please fill out an application or email foster mom at yorkiefostertx@gmail.com.


To date we've spent $1500.48 on Little Bit TX's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $95.00 in donations.
Please donate!

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

To fill out the adoption application for Little Bit TX click here.
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Mojo
Texas
Mojo

Meet the adorable Mojo. He is 7-year-old and 5 pound doll. Mojo is being fostered in TX.

UPDATE BIO. 04/16/19. Mojo is such a sweet boy. He is a loving lap baby most of the time. Mojo needs a home where there is love and someone to love on. Could you find a place in your heart for me?

INITIAL BIO. 03/06/19. Mojo is a 9 y/o 5 lb. bundle of love that came to us when his owner moved and could not take Mojo with him. He is a timid and shy little fellow, but is settling in with his foster family very well.

Mojo is looking for a home that is quiet and does not have small children. He is waiting to share his love with you and find his forever home. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact his foster mom at uyrfostermom@yahoo.com.


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

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

To fill out the adoption application for Mojo click here.
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Mollie Fay
Texas
Mollie Fay

Mollie Fay is a sweet 3 year old, 12 pound Yorkie being fostered in Fort Worth, TX.

THANK YOU TO MOLLIE FAY'S RESCUE ANGELS!

Wendy Fuhrmaneck

INITIAL BIO. 05/22/19. Mollie Fay is a 17 pound bag of sweetness and cuddles. This baby was a surrender by her loving owners who have had her since she was a puppy. Her prior owners are a sweet elderly couple who moved to a small apartment and then discovered that Mollie Fay had bladder stones. The surgery was just too cost prohibitive so Mollie Fay’s prior mom put out a call to United Yorkie Rescue for help. Mollie Fay currently has bladder stones and is due to have surgery soon to have them removed so it will be a while before she is ready for adoption. In the meantime, the vet has had her on medicine until her surgery.

When Molly first came to her foster mom’s she was skittish, shy, and confused. She would not eat and would run to her crate and sit in the back. Her foster mom started by hand feeding her, and holding her in her lap. Mollie would just bury her little face in foster mom’s arms. By the second night, Mollie Fay was sleeping with foster mom and dad and would only go to her crate on occasion. She eventually began to eat from her bowl in the kitchen with the rest of the pack. She is now playing with one of the younger Yorkies in the home and loves to be outside!

This young lady will need to see a vet regularly for the rest of her life and be checked for bladder stones. She will need to be on prescription dog food and no people food – an occasional bite of chicken or green bean is okay. Mollie Fay loves, loves to cuddle, sleep with you and just hang out on the sofa with her people. She follows foster mom everywhere around the house and jumps up and down when her people come home. Molly would do better in a home with older or no children. Mollie has a lot of love and affection to give to a family that wants to just love on her and take care of her for the remainder of her life. If you are interested in this gem for future adoption, please submitt an application www.unitedyorkierescue.org.


To date we've spent $553.00 on Mollie Fay's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $10.00 in donations.
Please donate!

For more information, contact my foster parents at: yorkierescue60@gmail.com.

To fill out the adoption application for Mollie Fay click here.
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Lily
West Virginia
Lily WV

Lily is a sweet 3 pound, 10 year old Yorkie girl being fostered in West Virginia. Please Help Save Lily's Life

THANK YOU TO LILY'S RESCUE ANGELS!

Mary Whitaker, Sandy Pagnotta, Sylvia Stapleton, Erik Ebert, Sasha Aaronson

Initial Bio 2/22/19: Little Lily needs our help now! This tiny little girl is very sick. She has had chronic diarrhea since October, is losing weight, and is starting to lose her hair. She weighs a slight 3 1/2 pounds. Her vets recommended euthanasia but her owner didn't give up. Lily's mom went to work to find a rescue experienced in PLE, Protein Losing Enteropathy, often fatal in Yorkies. Her owner drove Lily halfway across the US to her new home. Putting all personal feelings aside, Lily's owner did the final act of love and asked us to save her precious little girl. Lily just had her first vet appointment. Her vet did confirm PLE. She had tests performed and is on several medications. Her follow-up visit is in two weeks. This visit will determine if Lily is responding to her new regimen. She may never be healed, but we are hoping to manage her disease. How a four pound Yorkie has survived this deterioration to her intestinal tract is a testament to her survival skills. Please donate to save this tiny sweet girl's life. This will be a long process to save her. She is not available for adoption at this time so her vet bills will need donations. We will update her prognosis soon.


To date we've spent $866.77 on Lily WV's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $200.00 in donations.
Please donate!

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

To fill out the adoption application for Lily WV click here.
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Merry
West Virginia
Merry

Meet Merry, our Christmas miracle. Merry is a 14-year-old, 5 lb. girl being fostered in WV.

THANK YOU TO MERRY'S RESCUE ANGELS!

Sandy Pagnotta, Teresa Beament, Jeffrey Merrell, Jane Montford, Angie Cagle, Sandy Rodabaugh, Carol Nelson, Lynne Turner, Karry Rogers, April Delaney, Kathie Stander, Bonnie Vaupel, Debra St. Clair, Wendy Fuhrmaneck, Wendy Henry, Steven Annese, Cathy Gallagher, Angie CaTgle, Bernadette Robinson, Teresa Beament, Mary Hartman, Sandy Pagnotta, Craig Seal, Phyllis Stapleton, Wendy Fuhrmaneck, Erik Ebert

THANK YOU TO MERRY'S FACEBOOK FUNDRAISER DONORS

Susan Taylor, Karry Rogers, Lori Katt, Sharon Ann Medina, Jackie Pittenger, Darleen Stein, Matt Gann, Liz Manzanares, Sarah Taylor, Jenny Barnes, Bonnie Vaupel, Christine Flaherty, Yoly Velez-Tarr, Cindy Jo Creighton

Update 4/1/19: Sweet tiny 14 year old Merry really needs our help. She had three surgeries today and her bill is over $1100. Little four pound Merry was found in bitter cold December, collapsed on the streets of Brooklyn, starved, unable to walk. Merry came to us still unable to walk. Her strength was slowly built until she could withstand three serious surgeries. She had a mammary tumor, a spay was needed to prevent more tumors, and her last two teeth were causing pain. Finally in April, she was able to get the care she needed after rebuilding her strength. Merry was quite a risk for surgery but there was no choice. The mammary tumor was growing. Merry sailed right through the surgeries and came home looking for her dinner. She has two pain meds and she is going to be watched closely. Please consider donating to help with this bill. Without our donors, Merry could not have been given the care she so desperately needed.

INITIAL BIO. 12/11/18. Welcome Merry, our Christmas Yorkie, to United Yorkie Rescue. Merry has quite a story that may turn out to be a Christmas miracle. United Yorkie Rescue takes in many Yorkies every year, and we get them ready for adoption. But there is another part of the rescue that touches us all. It's the little ones we get that are desperately clinging to life.

Merry, 14 years old, blind, and only four pounds, was brought into the Brooklyn New York shelter, starving, emaciated, and unable to walk. The vet records noted her condition was guarded to poor. The shelter reached out to us asking to help this little soul. Honestly, we thought she was coming here to pass in a warm safe place. Merry made the seven hour journey and she never stood. She got home, got a bath, a bed, and a warm dinner. Foster mom left her in her bed in a quiet room to feed the other fosters. Upon returning, there was feeble little Merry, about three feet from her bed, making little tiny prancing steps!

Merry got another meal before before retiring for the night. She goes to the vet tomorrow and our goal is to keep her comfortable. We don't know how this tiny soul ended up abandoned on the streets of New York in the freezing winter. What we do know is that we are dedicated to making her retirement the best part of her life. Please consider helping little Merry, our Christmas rescue. We may not be able to adopt out this little girl so she will rely only on donations. On her freedom ride home, Frank Sinatra was singing "Have yourself a Merry little Christmas, may your heart be light. From now on your troubles will be out of sight." Merry became her name. She is safe for the rest of her life.


To date we've spent $1609.57 on Merry's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $1125.00 in donations.
Please donate!

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

To fill out the adoption application for Merry click here.
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