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.




Sugar
Arkansas
Sugar

Sugar is an adorable 15-month-old, 5-pound Yorkie girl being fostered in Bryant, AR.

Update 5/18/17 Sugar Baby is an almost 16 month old 5 pound yorkie girl with a birthdate of 1-27-16. Sugar is being fostered in Bryant, AR, near Little Rock. There is a lot of personality packed into her little body and it is peeking out at intervals already in her foster home. Sugar came to us as an owner surrender. I cannot imagine anyone not wanting this fantastic little girl. She is just about the perfect, all-around yorkie girl. She is enjoying learning what it is to be an adored pet.

Sugar is not yet very outgoing, having just a short time in her foster home, but she shows signs every day of wanting to be a part of the goings on. She is proving to be happy, inquisitive, and wonderfully affectionate, and her foster mom adores her. She gets along with other dogs, but she appears to have never been around companion dogs of her own and is somewhat leery in the beginning. It needs to be on her own terms. Although if she is an only dog, she can handle that just fine. If there are other dogs in the home, they will definitely need to be in her size class and not pushy. She will be adopted to a home with only older, more mature children of 12 or over. Sugar is house-trained and potty pad trained. She does well on a leash with a harness.

Although she is crate-trained, she initially does not like being crated for travel, but she soon settles down and travels nicely. If it is necessary at home, it should be only for her owner to run errands, not to be gone all day. Currently, she has a play pen of her own with her bed, toys, water, and a potty pad for when her foster mom has to leave. She sleeps quietly in her playpen all night long, although if she were to be invited into the “big” bed, I am sure she would make the sacrifice.

She definitely needs a securely fenced yard and an owner who is committed to going outside with her to insure her safety. She is very loyal and is not a hyper dog. She is not a barker and does not get overly excited. She would prefer someone who works from home, can take her to work with them, or someone who is home most of the time.

Sugar Baby is up to date on her vaccinations, heartworm negative, and has been spayed and given a clean bill of health.

We do not ship our rescues, and the adopter does have to travel to the foster home to pick up the dog, and we never place dogs with an electric or invisible fence. Pet doors for Sugar are not a good idea since her owner needs to accompany her outside due to her small size and availability to prey.

Please visit Sugar Baby again as her foster mom gets to know her better and to learn more exciting things about this sweetie's journey!

Initial Bio 5/16/17

Sugar comes to UYR from owners who no longer wanted to keep her. Really hard to believe, but true. They gave her to a wonderful woman who works with larger breed dogs as a trainer and groomer. She wanted Sugar to have a great life and knew that a breed specific rescue group would make sure that happens so she reached out to United Yorkie Rescue to help.

Sugar just landed in her foster home today. We will have more information on her shortly so stay tuned as we get to know her better.

Adoption Pending

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

To fill out the adoption application for Sugar click here.
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CA Toby
California
CA Toby

CA Toby is a sweet 1 year old 6 pound little boy with some serious health issues. He is being fostered in northern California.

THANK YOU TO CA TOBY'S RESCUE ANGELS!

Sandy Pagnotta, Wendy Fuhrmaneck, Leslie Corbell, Audra Stigman, Karry Rogers, Alena Kravchuk, Holly Stavis, Sandra Wendt, Lynne Turner, Traci Wiemers, Charlotte Robinson, Amy Chernault, Dawn Winn, Carol Nelson, Janet Davidson, Alison Staley, Bre Stone, Christine Flaherty, Susan Smith, Vicki Silver

Update Bio. 05/26/17. Toby's health does not seem to be improving. He does not play, he spends all of his time in his bed. My vet referred him to a specialist, as he felt an ultrasound should be performed. We saw the specialist, and an ultrasound was done. The ultrasound showed that Toby's left kidney and ureter are dilated. We still do not know why. We do not have a diagnosis. This little man is very sick, and it is heartbreaking.

Update bio. 05/10/17. Toby's Urinary track infection has cleared. Urinalysis shows no indication of an infection. He still needs thyroid medication, but other blood levels are greatly improved. The vet noted he has a high level of glucose in his urine but he is not diabetic. We will retest him in a couple of months. This high level of glucose is what caused his UTI. This puts him at risk of having future UTIs. Vet has prescribed a supplement to help avoid a future UTI.

Toby still tends to spend a lot of time in his bed, he is still not totally steady on his feet but has improved a lot.

Foster Mom has concern as to why he has not improved more. However, the excessive drinking of water and peeing is no longer an issue.

Update Bio. 04/08/17. Toby is doing so much better! Normal pees, and much more steady on his feet. So steady that he is able to lift his leg again when he pees. His little tail wags, and he is trying to play with the other dogs.

He is such a sweet little man, and still, with all his issues, he is perfectly house trained. He still needs follow-up tests and care. Foster Mom is so hoping that the UTI and thyroid levels was all that was wrong with him. Stay tuned for more updates.

Initial Bio 03/29/2017: Toby was surrendered to United Yorkie Rescue yesterday because of health issues. It is heartbreaking and Foster Mom has shed some tears and said some prayers. He is such a dear, sweet little man, and only 1 year, 8 months old, 6.8 pounds. Too young to be going through what he has been going through. He is a very sick little boy. He has to pee excessively, drink water excessively, and is not steady on his feet. I hope we can get a diagnosis and get him well again.

His vet bills will be high I am sure. Please consider helping us get Toby well again.


To date we've spent $1705.16 on CA Toby's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $905.00 in donations.
Please donate!

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

To fill out the adoption application for CA Toby click here.
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Chersen
California
Chersen

The beautiful Chersen. Chersen is a sweet, 10-year-old, 7.4 lb girl being fostered Lake Arrowhead, CA.

THANKS TO CHERSEN'S RESCUE ANGELS!

Wendy Fuhrmaneck, Holly Stavis, Barbara Pattelena

Update Bio. 05/16/17. Over the past 10 days since her surgery on 05/05, Chersen continues to heal both mentally and physically and has really loved snuggling with her 2 beautiful prayer blankets from FAB and FABB. She is such a wonderful and sweet little patient – despite pain from three different surgical procedures, she never, ever complains. On Friday, we were so pleased to learn that her tumor was benign. This means she should remain cancer free for the rest of her life!! Her first follow-up visit following surgery was on Friday. Chersen’s stitches are healing very nicely and her mouth and teeth are looking amazing! She’ll have her spay stitches removed on Thursday afternoon, and at that point she’ll be well on her way to recovery. Over the past few days, she’s enjoyed some short mountain walks – she walks so beautifully on the lead now. Please stay tuned as we continue to work with her on trust and confidence over the next few weeks…..

Update Bio. 05/06/17: Chersen had her surgeries, yesterday. The mammary tumor was removed, she was spayed, and had a dental. Her uterus was huge and Dr. Vanessa said she must have had many litters of puppies. Well, no more of that. She will be well taken care of from now on and get the life she deserves. Chersen had a good first night and is expected to make a full recovery. If you are interested in adopting this lovely little lady, follow the link below to complete an application.

Initial Bio. 04/21/17. Chersen's owner surrendered her to a high kill shelter. Chersen is a very sweet girl and gets along well with her foster siblings. She has a mammary tumor and needs a dental. Her surgery is scheduled for next week.

Please look for updates as her foster Mom gets to know her better.


To date we've spent $1744.75 on Chersen's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $120.00 in donations.
Please donate!

For more information, contact my foster parents at: diane@prod-i-gy.com.

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

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

THANK YOU TO MAXWELL'S RESCUE ANGELS!

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

Update Bio. 05/13/17. Maxwell has been at his foster home for an entire year, now. It is time for him to find his forever home. Max was evaluated by my trainer, who is an animal behaviorist and she said that he is overly attached to his foster Mom. Most likely due to the care he was getting when he came to her being severely injured. This is most likely the reason for him trying to nip strangers. He is totally fine going on walks with my trainer by herself with me hiding behind a building. A retired person/couple or someone who works from home would be ideal for Maxwell. He loves to go on walks and play tug of war with his toys and boy does he love toys.

Update Bio. 04/04/17. Maxwell is doing really well these day. The physical therapy is working, and he is becoming a little miracle baby. He walked up a staircase of many stairs for the very first time a couple of days ago. I didn't think he would ever be able to do more than a couple of stairs. An adopter has to be 100% committed to continue these very simple exercises daily. It makes such a difference in his quality of life.

Yes, he continues to nip strangers coming to the home but can be easily handled. He never tried to seriously bite someone. He actually tries to pinch them. Grabbing him and putting him into a submissive position and staring him into the eye until he looks away usually shows him who is in charge. He is an absolutely adorable little guy who loves to go on walks. His daily walks should include a five minute walk uphill.

Update Bio. 03/04/17. Sweet little Maxwell started Physical Therapy last weekend. He went to see a specialist, and she put together a set of exercises we can do at home. We alternate days with walking uphill and walking through water in the bathtub. In addition to that, we have exercises for his front and hind legs to strengthen and loosen up those muscles. He has developed a way of walking without using either one of his hind legs much and has muscle loss on both hind legs. We are already seeing a huge improvement by the end of the first week. If you are interested in adopting Maxwell you have to be aware how important it is for him to continue his exercises possibly for the rest of his life.

He is still worried about strangers and tries to nip, but adjusts quickly and stops once he realizes he is safe. He gets very attached to his human and becomes very protective. I usually take him into the vet's office on a leash so they can take him to the back. He is the sweetest little guy and allows any handling when the person he is fixated on is not around.

In addition to be willing to do his exercises with him diligently, his adopter needs to be experienced in handling these little ones. He does not bite but tries to pinch people he doesn't know. He would be ideal as an only dog or with one playmate his size. This guy is turning into a real cuddle bug with all the love he is getting at his foster home. If you are interested in adopting Maxwell, just complete the application by following the link below.

Update Bio. 02/04/17. Poor little Maxwell. The rain and cold weather really did a number on him. Out of the blue, he started limping, not putting any weight on his left leg. This is the leg he had the FHO done on, and it is a little shorter due to this procedure. We went to see Dr. Vanessa, snd she took an Xray to make sure nothing bad happened. His Xray looked normal for him after the injuries he endured. She consulted his surgeon and a radiologist for a second opinion and they agreed.

Foster Mom is currently looking for a Physical Therapy place that also does water therapy to evaluate him and come up with a treatment plan she can follow at home. She is an RN and wants to learn the exercises he needs to do to help strengthen his left leg.

In the meantime he goes for short walks and is currently walking what is normal for him, again. He is such a little trooper. If this lovely little man sounds like the furbaby for you, simply follow the link below to complete an application for adoption.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

I am a very active and sweet little boy.

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


To date we've spent $2866.61 on Maxwell's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $3099.70 in donations.
Please donate!

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

To fill out the adoption application for Maxwell click here.
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Florida
Abby

Abby is only a puppy at 1 year old; she now weighs 7.4 lbs. She is being fostered in Tampa, FL.

THANK YOU TO ABBY'S RESCUE ANGELS!

Karry Rogers, Wendy Fuhrmaneck, Angelina Shmidt

UPDATED BIO 05/14/2017: Abby had a recent spa day and was a good little girlie, even though this could potentially be the first time she has ever seen a professional groomer. She was a little scared, but allowed the groomer to even out her coat since she had several patches of missing hair. Abby’s coat is in poor condition, potentially because of stress in her previous home or a poor diet. Now that she is eating a healthy high-quality food, her hair should grown back in silky and beautiful.

Abby is enjoying the companionship of the resident dog Pink Floyd. Along with him and her foster parents, they had a nice lunch at an outdoors restaurant, which gave her extra socialization with people and other dogs. Abby was very calm and quiet and rested by her foster parents during the meal. It appears that Abby has never been leash-trained, but she is learning to accept the harness & leash and will soon be walking like a regal princess on leash.

Because Abby’s former owners did not do any “puppy training”, she doesn’t understand that it’s not appropriate to do her business in the house. Foster Mom is working with her on house-training and it’s a work in progress. She is a smart little girl and will soon catch on to the routine.

Abby has a very sweet nature and gives kisses to her foster parents – it’s almost as if she is thanking them for coming to her rescue and loving her. She wants to play with Pink Floyd, but so far he’s not sure about this young, spunky little girlie. He is accepting of her and with her sweet nature, she is sure to win him over. She has most certainly won over her Foster Dad who appears to be her favorite, and she follows him everywhere. Of course, he loves every minute of it.

PLEASE NOTE: Abby will need a couple of months to recuperate from the neglect she has suffered. UYR is actively taking adoption applications for her, but please know that getting her better is our top priority and that may take some time, so please be patient with the process.

NOTE: Due to Abby’s small size, she can only go into an adult home – no children, please!

UPDATED BIO 05/08/2017: Abby saw the vet today for another re-check, she was very cooperative and patient. Good Girl! She is scheduled to have her bloodwork drawn again in 10 days to be sure it is improving. Abby is also taking an iron/vitamin supplement. She loves her RX food, but it’s unlikely that she will need to continue it once she is healthier.

Abby decided that she may want to be a Daddy’s Girl and her Foster Dad isn’t complaining at all about that! She made her way into the human bed last night and never moved ‘til morning. The resident doggie Pink Floyd is showing her the ropes and teaching her the rules of the house. She is trying to be cooperative and is willing to learn. Due to her severe loss of blood from the horrendous flea infestation she had when she arrived at the sheltelr, she is still very tired and sleeps a lot. Once her blood levels are normal, hopefully she will be a playful and happy puppy.

Stay tuned for more updates on Abby the Puppy. All of the labs and vet appointments are expensive, so we are asking for donations for her vetting expenses. No amount is too small as a lot of small donations add up to be a large donation. You will receive a Thank You from Abby and her Foster Mom.

PLEASE NOTE: Abby will need a couple of months to recuperate from the neglect she has suffered. UYR is actively taking adoption applications for her, but please know that getting her better is our top priority and that may take some time, so please be patient with the process.

NOTE: Due to Abby’s small size, she can only go into an adult home – no children, please!

UDPAED BIO 05/07/2017: Okay, I'm having a great adventure! I took a trip from Orlando to Tampa to another Foster Mom. I am having a good time with this adventure. Stay tuned.

UPDATED BIO 05/05/2017: Hi everyone, it's me – Abby. You remember - the little girl the shelter didn't think would survive on Wednesday night. Well, look at me now! What a difference 24 hours can make. My Foster Mom rescued me from the shelter Thursday morning. I was so weak I could hardly lift my head. But I knew in my itty bitty heart that I was in good hands with her and United Yorkie Rescue.

I saw my new dogtor the same afternoon she rescued me. The nice dogtor did some more bloodwork and gave Foster Mom the good news. My blood counts were coming up on their own and I didn't need a blood transfusion after all! Yay for me! She also said I have beautiful teeth. I will need to be spayed, but not until I get stronger. I also need to maybe gain another 1-1/2 lb to be a healthier weight.

I'm not out of the woods yet, but I am able to get up and walk around some. I even ate a little bit, but my appetite isn't what it should be. My Foster Mom is taking such good care of me. She gave me a real comfy bed, yummy food and lots of love. When she brought me home, I was so itchy from all those flea bites. Bad, bad fleas! She gave me a nice warm bath and all my itchies were washed away.

Please stay tuned for updates on me – once I regain some strength and a little weight and am able to be spayed, I’ll be ready for my forever home. PLEASE NOTE: Due to Abby’s small size, she can only go into an adult home – no children, please!

Initial Bio 5/4/17 Abby is a young puppy who has already had a hard start in life. Found on the street, she ended up in the shelter. The shelter called United Yorkie Rescue to please come get her as soon as possible because she was severely anemic and infested with fleas. Most likely because of the extent of the flea infestation she became severely anemic. She needed a blood transfusion immediately. Before UYR could get her, the shelter staff brought her to the emergency vet where she was at least stabilized through the night with IV fluids and colloids. There was a concern she would not even make it through the night, but luckily she did.

This morning Abby's UYR foster angel came and got her. Abby will be taken to the vet today to get whatever it is she needs done taken care of. She may still need a transfusion; she will have blood work done, and much more. Her foster mom said she is very lethargic and has done nothing but sleep. She has not eaten or wanted to even take a drink of water since getting to her foster home.

As soon as Abby has her vet visit we will know so much more. This baby girl has a long way to go. Her medical care will most likely include expensive treatments. United Yorkie Rescue will do everything we can to get her healthy. Your help with any donation you can give is very needed and will be greatly appreciated. Please help us help Abby get well and recover.

As soon as we know more about Abby and her medical needs we will share that with everyone. Abby most likely has a long road of recovery ahead of her and United Yorkie Rescue will be with her the whole way. Please join Abby and UYR on her journey - and stay tuned for updates.


To date we've spent $171.58 on Abby's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $160.00 in donations.
Please donate!

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

To fill out the adoption application for Abby click here.
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Cooper the Cutie!
Florida
Cooper

Cooper is 18 months old and currently weighs a skinny 3.75 lbs. He is being fostered in Orlando, FL.

THANK YOU TO COOPER'S RESCUE ANGELS!

Patricia Lipkin, Patricia Lipkin, Mark Maddox

Cooper is 18 months old and currently weighs a skinny 3.11 lbs. He is being fostered in Orlando, FL

UPDATEDBIO 05/09/2017: Hi - Cooper here again. Foster Mom thought it would be a good idea if I told everyone what kind of home I'd like to live in furever. I’ve had a lot of action in the application department – seems like a lot of folks are smitten with me, lol! So here’s what my perfect home would look like:

- Because of my tiny size, I need to go to an adult only home. Young children might think I’m a toy and accidentally hurt or drop me.

- I would love to have another doggie companion, but I think it would be better if they were close to my size, age and temperament – well, as long as they weren’t aggressive towards me cuz’ I’m a mellow fellow.

- I think kitty cats are cool, but not enough to live with them. Gotta watch them claws.

- The same goes for any other pet that could do harm to me - large birds and snakes come to mind. Yikes.

- I would really love to have a mom/dad that worked from home or maybe were retired. I cannot be left alone for long periods of time, even if I have a companion. Hey, maybe I could tag along with you? I’d be a good boy.

I know I have a lot of conditions if you want me to live with you, but I'm a little guy and I will need you to keep me safe. Please keep these things in mind before you apply to adopt me.

UPDATED BIO 05/02/2017: Hi again! It's Cooper – ya’ll know I’ve got a lot to say, so here goes …… I saw the dogtor today and got the good news that I've gained some weight. Yeah for me! I'm now a whopping 3.75 pounds. The dogtor says to come back when I've gained a little more to see if I'm big enough to be neutered.

It seems I have several retained baby teeth, which the dogtor says is common in little guys like me. Because I let her look at my teeth, she said I'm about 18 months old, a little older than what the shelter thought. When I'm ready to be neutered, these baby teeth will have to go cuz I'm a big boy now.

I also got some more good news about my knees. The dogtor says I don't have Grade 4 luxation. It's a Grade 3 in my right knee and Grade 1-2 in my left knee. It doesn't hurt at all. I don't need any surgery on my knees now and may never need it – hooray!

Foster Mom has started me on my heartworm preventative – she said that all the doggies in Florida need it all year long. And, I'm eating regular food now. I like the kind Foster Mom feeds me – and it is helping me gain weight.

I'm feeling so good and I like playing with my big fursister. I especially like it when my Foster Mom gets on the floor to play with us. I hope all the homeless doggies in the shelters have foster moms like mine to rescue them.

UPDATED BIO 04//23/2017: Cooper decided to write his own update, and here’s what he had to say……

Hi, I'm Cooper. I'm one of new kids at UYR. I was rescued from Orange County Animal Services and unfortunately, there is no history on me and I don’t remember much about my past life ‘cuz it wasn’t very happy. I weighed 3.4 lbs when I was taken to Animal Services, and they thought I was about 1 year old. The dogtor thinks my healthy weight would be between 4-5 lbs. My new dogtor thinks I may be just a little older, but I wouldn't let her look at my teeth - grrrr. Maybe when I see her again next week, I'll be a little more cooperative.

I lost a little weight after my Foster Mom rescued me because my tummy wasn't feeling right and I was coughing and sneezing. The dogtor gave me two antibiotics and some special food and I'm feeling much better now. Hopefully, I've gained back a little weight, too. Keep your fingers crossed. I have to gain at least another pound before I can be neutered. So, it might take a few months before I'm ready to go to my new home.

I like to play with my toys and if you lay on the floor with me, I'll be all over you. I walk well on the leash, but sometimes I'm a little stubborn and my Foster Mom has to carry me. I like car rides, but I tend to be a little fidgety. I'm not completely house-trained and my Foster Mom is helping me learn how to be a better houseguest. Everyone has to remember that I'm still a young pup and need help learning the rules. I'll learn, I promise.

When I went to my Foster Mom's home, there were two other fur sisters. They're much bigger than me, but I don't hold that against them. One of the sisters was adopted a few days after I arrived. I was so happy for her. The other sister is my Foster Mom's dog, so I know I'll have a friend while I wait for my furever home.

I am such a sweet little guy and I like everyone. I'll start wagging my little tail and end up wagging my whole body. Hey, it happens when you only weigh 3lbs! I think I would do best in a new home where I won't be left alone for long periods of time. I like to be around my people. I would like to have a fur playmate close to my age and size to play with since I’m still a young’n and love to play.

Could that home be yours?

Initial Bio 4-18-17 Cooper just arrived today, He is such a little fellow. Cooper will need to gain at least a pound before he can be adopted. His ideal weight needs to be between 4-5 pounds. He will need his neuter too, but at this time he is too thin to have that done. He also needs a dental and will need to have a baby tooth removed.

Cooper is just so sweet. He is already getting along with the other dogs in the home and trying to play with them. He is still unsure of everything else, though. Cooper has a long way to go but this sweet puppy will be given the best of care. Please follow Cooper's progress because the best is yet to come.

Adoption Pending

To date we've spent $266.22 on Cooper's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $250.00 in donations.
Please donate!

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

To fill out the adoption application for Cooper click here.
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I am a handsome fella

I am very curious and playful
Florida
Georgie

Georgie is an energetic 1 year old Yorkie/Cairn Terrier mix. He is a thin 10.7 pounds. This adorable fellow is being fostered in St. Augustine, FL.

INITIAL BIO 05/25/2017: Georgie is brand new in rescue, having arrived from a Florida animal shelter. He is named after the shelter’s Ms. Georgianna who brought him in as a stray several weeks ago and has taken wonderful care of him ever since. The poor darling was not chipped, so Animal Control was unable to contact his owner. The Shelter did all they could to try to find his owner, even placing an ad in their local newspaper, but no one has come forward to claim this little darling. When United Yorkie Rescue was contacted about him, we were happy to bring Georgie into UYR.

Since Georgie is a stray we have no history on him. He is estimated to be 12 months old. As of today, he is fully vetted with all of his vaccinations and labs. He had a perfect check up, a BIG 10, healthy as can be. The vets and whole staff just fell in love with this little man as his personality is just so outgoing and charming and he just fills the room with happiness. He will be neutered next week, and will be available for adoption soon thereafter.

Georgie is super cute, very playful and full of sweet puppy kisses. He loves everyone and gets along great with other dogs. At 12 months old, he is still a puppy and the energy level is definitely full-bloom. Georgie’s perfect home will be an active family that can keep up with his boundless energy. A fenced-in yard would be a big plus as this little guy loves to run and frolic. He will require a family that will get him out for walks to release that puppy energy and enjoy socializing. It would be great for him to have a young doggie companion to play with. NOTE: Because Georgie is a rambunctious puppy without a lot of Proper Puppy Manners training, a family with children over 8-10 years old would be considered. Don’t let that cute puppy dog face fool you, it took many attempts to get just a couple of pictures as Georgie does not sit still.

If you are interested in his little Prince, please contact Foster Mom for additional information and please get your application in for processing – we expect Prince Georgie will be adopted quickly!


To date we've spent $185.84 on Georgie's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $0 in donations.
Please donate!

For more information, contact my foster parents at: psantucci789@gmail.com.

To fill out the adoption application for Georgie click here.
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Sweet Little Hope
Florida
Hope

Hope is a tiny little yorkie girlie who is 10-1/2 years old and weighs only 3.8 lbs. Little Hope is being fostered in Clearwater, FL.

THANK YOU TO HOPE'S RESCUE ANGELS!

Wendy Fuhrmaneck

UPDATED BIO 05/22/2017: Hello Everyone, I am Hope. I am a little dog @ 3.8 pounds and I am up-to-date on all my shots and am really looking forward to finding my forever home.

I am a sassy senior at 11 years old, but no one knows for sure. I enjoy just sitting around the house, relaxing and receiving lots of lovin’. Oh, I am house-trained – aren’t I smart? I no longer have many of my original teeth but as long as the food is soft I can eat it. I have no other dietary restrictions. When my labs were taken, I was pretty dog-gone healthy, yeah!

I do have cataracts in both eyes, but I can still see and love you. I am also severely hearing-impaired but I can still hear deeper sounds and feel vibrations through the floor, so it is really hard to tell I can't hear unless you know me. I just know someone out there needs a little “hope” in their lives and I think I am the cutest, smallest hope you will ever find. My Foster Mom and Dad think so, too. If you are interested in me, please complete/submit an adoption application.

UPDATED BIO 05/11/2012: Sweet Hope had a vet visit today. The vet confirmed that she is older than the previous owner thought – she is estimated to be around 10-1/2 years old. Her teeth are horrible, and she may have potential bone loss in her jaw as a result of her rotten teeth. She needs a dental as soon as possible; it is very likely that she will lose what remaining teeth she has, but she will feel so much better. Most toothless dogs don’t have a problem with eating, so that shouldn’t be an issue.

Hope also has a mature cataract in her left eye, and has very little vision in that eye. She does have vision in her right eye. She is definitely severely hearing-impaired as well. She had bloodwork done, and those results should be back in 24-48 hours. We are hopeful that she is otherwise healthy.

Her foster parents say that she is a total sweetheart and very, very sweet. Hope will give a lot of love and happiness to a very special family.

Hope’s dental is going to be expensive due to her small size and the potential of her jaw being very fragile. UYR will be very grateful for any donations you could make towards her vetting expenses. Little Hope will send you a special thank you card if you donate.

PLEASE NOTE: Due to Hope’s tiny size, she can ONLY be adopted into an adult only household. No exceptions.

Initial Bio 05-10-2017: Hope just arrived at her foster home today. This sweet adorable little girl is settling in nicely. Foster Dad says that little Hope may be tiny, but don’t let that fool you, because she has a big personality! Hope was very good when she rode in the car heading to her new life with her Foster Mom & Dad. Hope needs her vaccinations updated, which we will be doing on Thursday. We don’t know Hope’s age, but after her vet visit, we will have a better idera. We do know that Hope may have cataracts in both eyes, with one eye being worse than the other. She may also be hearing impaired or partially impaired. As soon as we know more about this precious little girl, we will update her bio with more information.

If you think you may be the right family for Hope, please fill out the application at the bottom of her bio. If you have it in your heart to donate to Hope’s veterinarian care, please click on the donate button, also at the bottom of her bio.

PLEASE NOTE: Because of Hope’s tiny size, she will need an ADULT ONLY home - no exceptions!


To date we've spent $569.03 on Hope's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $10.00 in donations.
Please donate!

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

To fill out the adoption application for Hope click here.
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Jerry - after recent surgery

Jerry - waiting for his home
Florida
Jerry

Jerry is a little 8-year-old male Yorkie who only weighs 5.6 pounds. Jerry is being fostered in Orlando, FL.

THANK YOU TO JERRY'S RESCUE ANGELS!

Wendy Fuhrmaneck, Regina Brantley, Christine Flaherty, Maria Tricoli, Holly Keller

UPDATED BIO 05/25/2017: Jerry is a very sweet and easy-going little yorkie boy. He certainly did not deserve to be thrown into the street and left to fend for himself. But Jerry is a survivor and managed to withstand the shelter situation for a week while waiting for his family to come and get him. Of course, that didn’t happen. Due to his poor over-all condition when picked up by animal control, he came down with pneumonia while in the shelter environment, but he managed to completely recover from that while in his foster home.

Jerry recently had his dental and due to the severe neglect of his teeth, he only has two teeth left. He also had the mass on his chest removed and the vet felt that there was no suspicion of malignancy so a biopsy wasn’t done. Luxating patellas are common in yorkies, and at this time, it is not felt that surgery is needed.

Jerry’s previous labs and ultrasound indicated that his liver was enlarged and he was given a course of medications to remedy this. These elevated values were most likely caused by poor nutrition, combined with severe dental disease. Jerry’s updated labs showed that his liver values are improving and we anticipate that they will soon be closer to normal.

Jerry has overcome a lot since he came into UYR and shown us all that he is a courageous little boy who has a strong will to survive. In spite of being severely neglected in his previous life, he is a happy little boy who has also shown us that he is smart as well.

Jerry’s vet visits, ultrasound and labs/medications have been quite costly as he has traveled on his journey to better health and a happy, pain-free life. UYR is blessed to have many Angels who donate to our foster dogs’ medical expenses so that we can continue to help little dogs like Jerry. If you can help out, even a little bit, with Jerry’s medical bills, it would be so appreciated. You will receive a special “thank you” from this sweet fella.

UPDATED BIO 04-25-2017: Little Jerry has been in his foster home for a month now and is slowly coming around. It is so apparent and heartbreaking that this sweet little guy has endured so much neglect in his lifetime, followed by being dumped on the street like a piece of trash – no animal deserves this. Most people would think Jerry would be bitter and sad … but no, not Jerry - he is the sweetest little soul. He is one of the smartest and toughest little guys Foster Mom has ever seen.

This precious fella still has a long road ahead of him though. He just recovered from pneumonia, which prevented him from having any surgery. He did have an ultrasound and additional labs. The ultrasound revealed that his liver is enlarged and the vet prescribed 4 different medications in the hopes his liver will recuperate and return to a normal size. In addition to the worrisome mass on his chest, Jerry also has severe dental disease and luxating patellas.

Jerry’s vet visits, ultrasound and labs/medications have been quite costly and he has just started on his journey to better health and a happy, pain-free life. UYR is blessed to have many Angels who donate to our foster dogs’ medical expenses so that we can continue to help little dogs like Jerry. If you can help out, even a little bit, with Jerry’s medical bills, it would be so appreciated. You will receive a special “thank you” from this sweet fella.

Initial Bio 3-25-17: Little Jerry was found on the streets and taken to the county shelter. He remained in the shelter for a week hoping his owners would come find him. They never came. Little Jerry had two families wanting to adopt this sweet boy, but when they saw his medical issues they decided they couldn't make him their forever dog. So Jerry became a United Yorkie Rescue dog today, where he will receive the care and medical attention he so badly needs.

Jerry has a mass on his chest and occasionally limps on his rear legs. The shelter said he has luxating patellas which need to be looked at by a vet. He also had dental disease. It is the mass in his chest, however, that is most concerning. Jerry has a vet appointment on Monday and his vet is going to give him a thorough check up. We are expecting that the mass will have to be removed and hopefully it will not be found to be cancerous. He will also need his teeth taken care of and we expect that he will probably lose some teeth during the surgery. We are hoping his knees are not bad enough that they require patella surgery, but the vet will let us know more about that.

Jerry's care will be costly, and we are asking our Angels to come through for him and donate to the sweet little boy's care. We will know more about Jerry and what he will have to go through to get healthy on Monday. Jerry won't be ready for adoption until he is medically ready to go. His surgeries will probably include the mass removal, dental, possible patella surgery, and his neuter.

Please come back soon to find out what the vet had to say about little Jerry.


To date we've spent $907.76 on Jerry's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $70.00 in donations.
Please donate!

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

To fill out the adoption application for Jerry click here.
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I am a beautiful and sassy senior!
Florida
Lena

Meet Lena! She is a beautiful 11 year old, 12.5 lb yorkshire terrier. She is being fostered in the Villages, FL.

UPDATED IO 05/09/2017: Hi Everyone – Lena here – well, my real name is Apollina, but mostly everyone calls me Lena, or Leeney and sometimes even Beaney and Deaney - I'll answer to any of them. I was still a little confused when I arrived in my foster home, but my Foster Mom explained the situation to me and why I’m having this wonderful adventure. I know that my mom loved me so much that it made both of us sad because she had to be away from me for such long periods. She said that I deserved a family who could be home with me a lot and make me their princess. I guess I'm okay with that. Especially the princess thing.

I really, really love to run and jump – don’t think I can’t do those things because of my age now – that’s just not right! Foster Mom says I'm a very happy little girl. I'm here with three other doggie housemates and we're all having a great time. Annie and I are almost the same size. Mattie is a little smaller than us, and then there's Bubba, who weighs a whopping 5 pounds soaking wet. Oh! And there's this bird in a cage that keeps calling the other girls by name (Annie...Mattie). What a hoot! I hope he learns my name so that I can hear him call me before I leave to go to my forever home.

My Foster Dad takes Annie and me for nice walks and he says we're very well-behaved together. I’m not saying anything just yet, cuz you know I just got here, but I will whisper this to you…I think Mattie is a problem child. There - I said it!

I'm a good eater and a good sleeper and I don't cause any problems. I’m house-trained and leash-trained, too. Foster Mom explained that I won't be staying here forever, so I'm really anxious to see my new home and my new family. I promise I'll be good and give you lots and lots of love. My perfect family would be one that maybe had at least one stay-at-home person that would give me lots of attention. Not that I need it, but it sure is nice when I get it. I'll check back with everyone in a few days. See ya’!

INITIAL BIO 05/07/2017: Lena is a sweet and beautiful little yorkie girlie. Her owner who had her since she was a puppy loved and cared for her very much, but due to life changes that required she was away from home long hours, she felt Lena would be happier in a home where someone was home most of the time and she didn’t have to spend so much time alone. She is very active and is accustomed to walking one mile every morning with her former owner.

Lena gets a bit anxious when she is left alone, so a perfect home for her would be with empty-nesters or retirees that have a lot of time to devote to this princess. She is both leash, crate and house-trained and will love you forever and ever. She is a very smart girlie and will surely adapt quickly to a new loving and secure forever home. Lena gets along with both dogs and kitty cats, but she would prefer to be in a quiet and calm home with only adults. Please don’t turn away from Lena because of her age – she will reward her new owners with unending love. Could your home be perfect for pretty Lena?


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

To fill out the adoption application for Lena click here.
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Michelle - before grooming. Very cute!
Florida
Michelle

Michelle is an adorable 4 year old 7.5 lb Yorkie mix; she is being fostered in Dunedin, FL.

UPDATED BIO 05/14/2017: Michelle has seen the vet for her well-dog check and had a great report. She is both heartworm & fecal-negative – hooray! She is scheduled for her dental on 05/17 so she will soon have pearly white teeth. Foster Mom & Dad have both fallen in love with this cutie-pie. Michelle is so grateful to feel safe and secure that she is giving lots of wonderful kisses. She also loves to be held and to sit on her human’s lap. She bonds with her human almost immediately and doesn’t want to be away from them for very long. Michelle is pee-pee-pad trained, but may mistake a rug for a potty pad, so if you have any expensive rugs in your house, you may want to roll them up and put in the garage.

Michelle has a very sweet disposition and is a happy little girlie. She has never seen a cat before, and as far as she is concerned, wouldn’t mind never seeing one again. She barks at the resident cat and sometimes chases him, but has not tried to hurt him. She gets along okay with other dogs and tolerates their presence, but would prefer to be an only dog. She has never been around children, but can only be adopted into a home with children older than 12 years old due to her small size.

Michelle likes to show everyone that she has a loud bark, and has a tendency to bark at unknown noises. Because of this, her perfect home would be a single-family home so that her bark won’t disturb the neighbors. Her foster parents are working with her on proper puppy manners and teaching her when it’s appropriate to bark – and when it’s not. She has also let her foster parents know that she gets stressed when riding in a car (in a crate for safe travel). It is unknown how she would do on a long trip, so if you love to travel, it may be a good idea to take her on short trips prior to one long trip. She really wants to please her human, so she should learn quickly that travelling can be a grand adventure.

If you are interested in this little princess, adoption applications are being taken now, but she will not be available for adoption until after she heals from her spay surgery around the first week of June.

Michelle has some things to say – so here goes: ”Could I be your girl?” If you are looking for a cute, smart, sweet, loving – did I mention cute? – little girl who will love her humans to the moon and back, then look no further. My Foster Mom is just getting to know all of my adorable ways (I can’t show them to her all at one time, you know?), but she says I’m going to be a great new family member to whoever is lucky enough to adopt me. Wait – did I say I was cute? Okay, my Foster Mom may be a little biased, but you have to admit, I am cute … there, I said it again.

If you find it in your heart to donate to Michelle’s veterinarian expenses, please click on the Donate button and follow the directions. Michelle will send you a sweet thank you note.

PLEASE NOTE! Because of Michelle's small size, she will need a home with no children under the age of 12.

Initial Bio0 5/09/2017 Pretty Michelle is quietly settling into her foster home. Unfortunately her former owner no longer had the means to take care of Michelle. She was unable to give her the veterinary care and the time and attention a dog like Michelle needs. Michelle will need to get her vaccinations updated and have her spay before she can be adopted. Michelle's foster parents will also need to spend some time with her to get to know her personality and her needs in a forever home.

Miss Michelle will have her vet appointment very soon. She will be getting her well doggie check and make arrangements for her spay. There will be more coming about Michelle after her vet visit so check back soon to find out when Michelle will be ready for her forever home.

PLEASE NOTE! Because of Michelle's small size, she will need a home with no children under the age of 12.


To date we've spent $606.96 on Michelle's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $0 in donations.
Please donate!

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

To fill out the adoption application for Michelle click here.
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Yes, I am cute.
Florida
Nemo

Nemo is a little Yorkie boy who is approximately 6 years old. He weighs 9.5 pounds. Nemo is being fostered in West Palm Beach, FL.

THANK YOU TO NEMO'S RESCUE ANGELS!

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

Updated bio 5/25/17: Say hello again to Nemo, who is being fostered in West Palm Beach. Nemo was previously adopted, but unfortunately having 2 dogs overwhelmed his new mamma so she returned him.

Nemo is super sweet, but does have some medical issues. He has Diabetes Insipidus, which causes him to drink too much water resulting in frequent urination. He is on medication for this, but he still needs to go out frequently. He also produces an overabundance of yeast, causing itching and hair loss. He is on an oral medication for this as well as baths once a week or so.

Nemo gets along with other animals, but would do best in a low-energy environment with a mellow dog. He does have leash reactivity/aggression when he meets other dogs, and he is receiving training for this but hasn't yet mastered it completely. Nemo knows several commands such as sit and stay, and he has learned "leave it" and "watch me".

Nemo's ideal home would be one with a fenced in yard, a person at home part of the day, and someone who has a bit of basic obedience under their belt.

UPDATED BIO 04/17/2017: If you are looking for a tiny, high-strung, yappy, Yorkie watch dog that lets you know when the wind blows - keep scrolling - Nemo is not for you! On the other hand, if you are looking for a friendly, mellow, happy-go-lucky secure little dude who is content snoozing on the couch chewing a bone and can't be bothered to bark when his foster mommy and daddy come home, then please hit “pause” and take a few minutes to read Nemo's bio so that you can appreciate how far this little fella has come.

Nemo was rescued from a local shelter in dreadful condition, abandoned by his previous owners likely due to some very manageable medical conditions. You see, Nemo has a tendency to produce excess yeast, and this itchy condition causes his skin to thicken and his hair to fall out, resulting in the poor little fella being half-naked. Well, that was way back in September when he first came into UYR, but now with some anti-fungal medication and regular baths, Nemo is looking like a normal little adorable Yorkie. He still has some rough patches where his hair has not grown in all the way, but this does not stop him from being a handsome little dude. We can't all look perfect like Brad Pitt now, can we?

Nemo is living in his foster home with several cats and other Yorkies and has adjusted to his animal house-mates very well. But, since he is pretty mellow, he has made it clear he doesn't approve of other animals who act out in a childish way, like growling excessively or running about like a lunatic. He would be best in a home as an only dog or with other animals that know how to behave themselves. Nemo has also learned very nice manners in his foster home, thanks to the determination and dedication of his foster mom. He has learned basic commands such as: sit, stay, wait, come, no. He patiently waits for his food until his name is called (which is always last) and he now knows to sit when his bowl is put down. He also knows he has to sit when getting a bone, and that his name must be called out before he can take it, although that can be a bit more challenging. Nemo is also made to sit when his leash is attached. Another command Nemo has learned is "watch me". He has a bit of a Napoleon complex when it comes to dogs he doesn't know on his walks, and dogs that bark at him, so by saying "watch me" and giving him a treat, it helps keep his attention focused. (Click on the video at the end to see Nemo in action after learning the “watch me” command.) It’s obvious that Nemo was not a spoiled dog in his former home, so he never whines about anything, he is just happy he is in a loving home and getting regular meals. He sleeps in a little bed on the floor at night next to his people, even though his foster siblings sleep in the people bed.

Nemo does have some minor medical issues, which are manageable. One is the excess yeast his body produces. He is on a hypoallergenic food to help combat this, as it is believed this is a result of food allergies. The cost of this food is comparable to any other premium dog food. Thankfully, he is a little dog, so the food lasts a long time and Nemo is not a fussy eater at all. He also has weekly medicated baths. He is a mellow guy, and while he doesn't love his baths, he tolerates them. Nemo takes two monthly medications – one is Apoquel, a medication which calms the itching from the excess yeast. Note: The monthly cost of the Apoquel is approximately $30. Nemo also has a condition called Diabetes Insipidus, more commonly referred to as "water diabetes". It is NOT related to sugar diabetes at all, and it is not life- threatening. However, his pituitary gland does not work properly, and it does not tell his brain he has had enough to drink, so he drinks excessively. For this condition, Nemo takes Desmopressin, a medication which lets him know he doesn't have to drink so much water. Note: The monthly cost of this medication is approximately $30.00. He gets this 2x a day and it helps him tremendously. Because of his frequent water intake, Nemo does need to be let out about every 3 - 4 hours, and he does best with walks 2x a day to help empty his bladder. For this reason, his perfect home would be one that has at least one stay-at-home parent to keep him on this schedule.

Reaching out to a very special family - if you have a big, kind and understanding heart and think Nemo might just be the little dude for you, please don’t turn away from this little nugget. He has been in his foster home now for 7 months, and although his foster parents adore him, he deserves a forever home where he knows he will never, ever have to leave. The extra expense of Nemo’s medications is allowing him to live a happy and healthy life, and this little character is so worth it! He will reward you with proper puppy manners and a lot of happy entertainment. It is very likely that the reason Nemo was surrendered to the shelter was because of his minor medical issues. Let’s don’t allow life to let him down again – we know that the perfect forever home is out there for this precious little fella – please don’t turn away from him because of his medical issues. Just like some “high maintenance” people who absolutely deserve love, Nemo so richly deserves love and a forever family, too. And we can only surmise that Brad Pitt isn’t perfect, either.

See video of Nemo on a walk doing his "Watch Me" walk @ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yKPHe-_-4Po

UPDATED BIO 03/17/2017: I'm Nemo and I'm totally adorable. I may have a few itty bitty medical issues, but they are controlled with medication - you can read more below. I've come a really long way since UYR rescued me. I'm a mellow, friendly yorkie boy looking for my fur ever home. I get along with good-natured dogs and cats and my perfect home would have at least one stay-at-home parent so I can be taken out regularly. My foster mom has taught me good manners and I don't bark a lot! I have a ton of love to give to my new family - could it be you?

UPDATED BIO 2/20/2017: Nemo came to us from a local shelter, very neglected and in poor shape. However, with a lot of love, food, vet care, medicated baths and RX medication, he is doing so much better! Because of his neglect, Nemo developed an over- abundance of yeast which resulted in yeast dermatitis, a condition where he not only lost his hair, but his skin turned black and thickened. It's a simple enough condition to control, but with neglect, it spiraled into a severe condition. He is now on an oral pill and medicated baths, which have helped him grow back his hair. Most of his hair is back, but it can still take several more months for it to fully return. At that time the oral pill can be discontinued.

Nemo also has something called Diabetes Insipidus, also known as "water diabetes", It's a condition where his pituitary gland does not function properly and does not tell his brain he has had enough to drink. He is on medication for this and we believe we have found the appropriate dosage. This is a medication he needs to be on for the rest of his life, otherwise he will drink excess water and urinate it out frequently. He is house -trained, but does need to be let out in a timely manner, and does best with at a morning and evening walk.

Nemo was also not terribly well-trained or socialized with other animals when we first got him, something we typically see with these rescue dogs. He has adjusted very well to his fur siblings, both canine and feline. He would do best in a home where the other animals were low-key and not high- strung. He has also learned to sit and a command called "watch me". Like many untrained dogs, Nemo liked to fence fight with the dogs in the neighborhood that charge their fence and bark at him. He has been doing "watch me" for about a month and a half, and while not perfect, he is showing much less interest in the other dogs and paying more attention to his foster mom. We are very proud of the progress he has made.

Nemo is a very sweet and humble little dog that had a rough start to life. He has a lot of love to give, and adores both his foster mommy and daddy equally. He is very playful, and loves to fetch, as well as quietly chew on bones and squeaky toys. He is fairly low key and doesn't bark much, and is friendly with strangers. He still is not used to dogs he doesn't know well, or that are also being walked, and would do best not being brought to a dog park. Nemo’s ideal home would be one with a fenced in yard, mellow animals if there are other pets, and someone who would be available to let him out several times a day.

See video of Nemo on a walk doing "Watch Me" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yKPHe-_-4Po

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


To date we've spent $1425.06 on Nemo's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $740.00 in donations.
Please donate!

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

To fill out the adoption application for Nemo click here.
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Rocky G - running to my forever home

Rocky G says - are you looking for me to love?
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Rocky G

Rocky G. is 12 years young weighs 10 pounds. He is being fostered in Miami, FL. Rocky has turned out to be such a special boy...but he still needs donations to help continue to pay for his eye medications..

THANK YOU TO ROCKY G'S RESCUE ANGELS!

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

UPDATED BIO 03/17/2017: Hi everybody! It's me again, Rocky :) Not much new is happening. Life is pretty chill and I spend most of my day sleeping (it is one of my top 5 favorite things to do). Life is good and I don't have anything really to complain about. My sister is still pretty annoying, but I just tolerate her with a big sigh because she'll never change.

Foster Mom did bring us a new dog recently. His name is Bob and he seems pretty cool. Mom really seems to like him, so he took some of my attention away when he got here, but I'm a patient guy, so it was no biggie. If I could spend the rest of my life on a lap, though, I'd be the happiest dog ever.

My eyes are still not perfect, but the drops and the coconut oil Mom uses works pretty well. Some really good news is that I am now able to close my eyes entirely. Mom caught me sleeping with my eyes closed this weekend and made a huge deal about it, she was so happy. So, for you dry eye guys out there, tell your families about this coconut oil thing. It has to be the pure virgin stuff, though. It works great on me.

Well, you caught me in the middle of the day, so I gotta get back to my nap. Gotta be awake for when Mom comes home so I can try to sit on her lap all night. Hey, we all have jobs to do and that one's mine.

Love,

Rocky

UPDATED BIO 01-27-2017: Hi Everybody! It’s me, again, Rocky ☺ I’m still doing great in my foster home - just chillin’ and stuff. My favorite thing to do is sleep, preferably next to someone warm who doesn’t like to get up very often. Unfortunately, my foster mom gets up all the time, but I’m patient and I wait for her to come back and then I snuggle back in.

My eyes are pretty much the same; I have two bum eyes, but one is doing okay with all the meds, so hopefully if I do have to lose one in the future, I’ll get to keep the good one. The drops and the coconut oil that foster mom puts in them are working pretty well. Oh, I’m still on two kinds of prescription meds for my eyes - one is this specially compounded stuff that costs about $80 a month and helps tear production in my very dry eyes, and the other one is a steroid and costs $30 a month. Foster mom said it would be awesome if I had someone called a “sponsor” to help UYR pay for my monthly eye meds, which I will need for the rest of my life.

I take everything with a huge batch of grateful for all the other good stuff in my life. Life was not always as good as it is now in my foster home. If you look at my earlier messages, I was a big mess when I came into UYR, but I’m a happy camper now.

Ok, so what happened in my life lately? Well, foster mom found a bump on my back, so she shaved me all down (I hate that) and I had a little crusty stuff happening on my skin, but a couple of medicated baths took care of it. I’ll probably just wear the short coat from now on in order to keep this under control.

What else? Turns out I’m a pretty good traveler. We drove around the country at Christmas and so that was a new adventure. I’m usually on alert in the car and really just look forward the hotel rooms, which contain A) a bed B) food and C) foster mom.

How’s life at home? Well, my Sister is still really obnoxious. She’s like 1,000 years old and never sits down for long. She’s so old she is no longer potty trained, and the worst part is, she has no compunction about walking over my head if she feels like it. Mom says that she was a rescue like 8 years ago and was in some really bad situations. So now, Mom does whatever Sister wants to make up for it all. Foster Mom’s friend jokes that Sister is something called nouveau riche – I don’t know what that means, but probably means she is really spoiled. Since Mom just indulges our every whim, I think she is perpetuating whatever is wrong with her, but at least I am a good boy. Mom says I am the perfect dog and she says she doesn’t care about indulging either of us, because she is making up for all the bad years.

I’m never aggressive with Sister, even when she walks on my head. I’ll growl at her if she is invading my personal space in a way that is obnoxious, but I just do a little rumble. I like her if she just wants to curl up next to me, but I really hate being disturbed during my rest.

Some interesting things about me ……. my favorite things are as follows: A) food B) water C) curling up on foster mom’s lap D) napping E) going outside to do my business (I never, ever use the floor as a bathroom) F) going to sleep at night. My least favorite things are…… A) baths B) vets C) any nonsense, especially my Sister walking on my head (did I mention that?).

I think that’s it for now! Hope everyone is enjoying the New Year – I know I am cuz’ I’ve got it good in my foster home.

Love, Rocky

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

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

I’m still on two kinds of prescription meds - one is this specially compounded stuff that costs about $80 a month and helps tear production in my very dry eyes, and the other one is $30 a month and is a steroid. Between the two meds, it looks as if I will be able to keep my eyes, because no one has been talking about removing them like they did when I first arrived in my foster home. I’ve seen so many doctors about my eyes, so I am happy that I won’t have to run around so much trying to find someone who can figure out what I’m trying to say.

I’m in pretty good health except for the eye stuff. I’m a young 12 years old, and I don’t play with toys or run around like a puppy – guess it might have something to do with my legs being bow-legged? Foster mom says she thinks I was put in a cage when I was a puppy and wasn’t able to stand up. She does think it’s cute, though, when I do try to run because she says from behind, I don’t run like a normal dog, but I kick my back legs out individually kind of like a dancer. My fur-sister and I are getting along great. She’s super old, and she was a rescue, too. We don’t play together like foster mom says other dogs do, but sometimes foster mom wakes up at night and my fur-sister and I are doing this thing called “spooning” and she laughs.

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

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

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

Updated bio 11-4-16 Hi Everyone! It’s me again, Rocky G.! I’m doing really great! I’m on my new food for my kidneys and that’s going pretty well. The stuff made me throw up at first, but I’m used to it now. The best part is that my eyes are SO much better! I’m on two different kinds of prescription drops that cost $150 together about every two months, and these help, but the BEST thing ever is my foster mom started putting extra virgin coconut oil in my eyes twice and day and this has made the biggest difference ever! I still don’t see very well, but there hasn’t been any recent talk about having surgery lately, so that’s a good thing since I can still see light and dark and some shadows.

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

Anyway, gotta go, getting sleepy.

Love,

Rocky G.

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

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

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

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

Love you all, Rocky G.

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

I’ve had a bit of a rough go of it lately. The rescue sent me to a new doctor for my eyes and she wants to try a new medicine before we decide what to do about the surgery. Everyone is really hoping that I’ll be able to keep my sight (me especially). The new doc was nice and all, so that wasn’t so bad, but what was NO fun was I had a hernia surgery done about a week ago, so I’ve been feeling yucky lately. The doctor said that my hernia was a really big one and very old so it was a toughie, but I’m a trooper, and I made it through just fine. I’m feeling better every day, too, but we have to be really careful of my stiches since it took so many to put me back together. My mom checks me all the time and she says I look a lot better. She says that I am in really good spirits, too, and now that she’s with me all day, all I want to do is lay on her lap. I’m most happy when we sit in the rocking chair and rock and rock (hey, maybe that’s how I got my name?). I just drape myself in her arms and drift off. It’s the best! I’d stay there all day and night. I also love my sister now. When Mom’s out, we curl up together in the bed. Just so you know I am house trained and just about the greatest dog ever. Almost ever, because then there are these things called CATS!

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

Anyway, I’m feeling a little bit tired, especially after thinking about that CAT! so I gotta go for now. I’ll let you know how I am doing soon! And oh yeah, just a reminder I am still costing a lot of money because before I became a United Yorkie Rescue super star I wasn’t taken care of very well and now I need all this medicine and surgeries. I am getting better and better, but if you could maybe help United Yorkie Rescue a little and give them some money for me, hey that would be about fantastic, because I am really worth it. Like I said I am a Super Star.

Love you all, Rocky

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

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

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

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

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

Love, Rocky

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

Rocky

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


To date we've spent $2134.52 on Rocky G's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $1864.00 in donations.
Please donate!

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

To fill out the adoption application for Rocky G click here.
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Thor is a handsome & happy boy.
Florida
Thor

Thor is a sweet Yorkie boy who is 6 years old and weighs a healthy 12 pounds. Thor is being fostered in North Port, FL.

THANK YOU TO THOR'S RESCUE ANGELS!

Wendy Fuhrmaneck

UPDATED BIO 05/11/2017: Thor says Spring is still in the air!! His latest vet visit went well and his weight of 12 lbs seems to be ideal!! No chubs but just a muscular pup!

Thor has Dry Eye Syndrome and his right eye will need to be treated on a daily basis with a couple of drops of Tacrolimhus and Vetropolycin for the rest of his life. This isn’t a big deal as both drops purchased at the vet costs about $35 per month.

Thor continues to amaze his foster parents with his sweetness all the time. If you want kisses non-stop and a very handsome pup all wrapped up in one, then Thor has both of those wonderful qualities.

UPDATED BIO 04/15/2017: Thor had a great check-up with the vet. He is already lighter by 1 lb and is as feisty as ever. He really enjoys his walks and especially enjoys playing with toys – this activity keeps him busy most of the day.

Thor does have a condition called KCS, or Keratoconjunctivitis Sicca. It occurs when the body doesn’t make enough tears to keep the eyes lubricated. He has vision in both eyes, with an immature cataract in the left eye; the extreme dryness of his right eye is treated on a daily basis with a couple of drops of Tacrolimhus and Vetropolycin. It’s likely that he will need one or both of these drops for the rest of his life.

Thor is a happy little boy, who is very willing to roll over for belly rubs and kisses. As if being majorly handsome isn’t enough, he also knows several commands such as Sit/Stay/Down. This sweet fella is most deserving of a loving forever home. Could that be your home?

Initial bio 04-2-17 Thor is our newest little United Yorkie Rescue boy. Thor's foster mom has a vet appointment with Thor first thing Monday morning. He is believed to be blind in one eye and his remaining good eye is in need of medication for severe dry eye. Thor will have a complete check up tomorrow and we will know so much more. This cutie needs to lose about 2 or 3 pounds, but that hasn't stopped him from giving his new foster mom and dad lots of love and kisses. Thor did great in the car to his foster home and he is getting along just fine with his foster fur siblings.

His foster mom and dad will know so much more about Thor after he settles in and after his vet appointment. More information soon to come.


To date we've spent $263.70 on Thor's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $10.00 in donations.
Please donate!

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

To fill out the adoption application for Thor click here.
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I am so happy to be free and safe from the shelter!
Florida
Tuffy

Tuffy is about 10 years old and weighs 9.5 pounds. He is being fostered in The Villages, FL.

UPDATED BIO 05/11/2017: Tuffy had his dental and lost the rest of his teeth. But not to worry, he still has a voracious appetite and loves his soft food. Tuffy is super sweet and when he's not sitting by his food bowl waiting on his next meal, he loves to cuddle and have his head and back scratched. Tuffy is enjoying the attention and love that he has missed for a while – this little boy appeared at the shelter looking very sad and very neglected. But that has been taken care of for sure! He has a happy personality in spite of what he has gone through.

Tuffy is a very smart little boy – he knows to ask to go outside to do his business and so far enjoys short walks on the leash. Once he feels a bit better by having two healthy meals every day, and has recuperated from his dental, Foster Dad feels Tuffy will want to go on much longer walks. Please don’t turn away from Tuffy because of his age – he has a lot of years of love to give to his forever family.

INITIAL BIO 05/08/2017: Tuffy just arrived on his freedom run from a local shelter; he was in danger of being euthanized. UYR couldn't allow that to happen. His sweet little face needs some serious cleaning, his toenails are too long and he looks like a hot mess. This little boy has been seriously neglected - very sad. But he's alive and safe - he is eating and is upright and alert. So far, Foster Mom has learned that Tuffly doesn't bark, but he sure knows how to howl, lol. She also sees that he is a very sweet dog and will be uber cute once his face is cleaned up and his hair grows back in.

Tuffy has a vet appointment coming up. More coming soon.


To date we've spent $209.22 on Tuffy's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $0 in donations.
Please donate!

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

To fill out the adoption application for Tuffy click here.
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Yogi - loving life

Yogi - just being his adorable self
Florida
Yogi

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

THANK YOU TO YOGI'S RESCUE ANGELS!

Jane St. John, Daniela Camacho, Wendy Fuhrmaneck, Karry Rogers, Mercy Rock, Ilene Rand, Janet Davidson, Georgia Roode, Vito Russo, Becky Cohen, Regina Brantley, Stacy Henselman, Don and Becky Lansing, Angela Menard, Cynthia Duranti, Michael Smith, Jeanine DuBose

UPDATED BIO 05/17/2017: Yogi continues to thrive in his foster home. He has now become more alert and energetic. He loves going for his walks, and Foster Mom and Dad are teaching him that he is not the leader, but the follower, lol! Yogi is a happy boy who has adjusted very well to his surroundings and to his foster parents who think he's just as sweet and loving as can be.

Yogi does have some interesting qualities about him, which just give him such character. He was born with congenital bone deformities in both front legs. This causes his ankles to buckle up under him when he walks for long periods of time, but he has been building muscle and his ankles don’t buckle as often as when he first arrived. When this happens, he will fall forward, but if he is on a walk, pulling up on his leash/harness seems to relieve the pressure on his ankles and it helps him to walk better. There is no pain involved, and since Yogi has always had this condition, he just pops right back up and moves forward with his walk. What a trooper he is!

Yogi is a smart little fella; he is both house-trained and crate-trained. He travels well in the car and loves being with his foster mom and dad, whether he is sitting next to them or on their laps. He just loves his human companionship and also enjoys taking up space in your bed if you allow it!

Yogi is a special little character who loves life and has managed to overcome any adversity he has faced. And he has done it with a delightful personality, joy in his heart and a happy attitude. He will bring a lot of love and companionship to a new family – could that be your’s?

UPDATED BIO 04/15/2017: Yogi continues to do great in his foster home. He is still waiting on his forever home –Yogi’s perfect home would be with an empty-nester or retired couple who want a perfect gentleman who loves to sleep in bed with you and will bring much joy into your life.

Yogi’s seasonal allergies are being treated with Benadryl and his cough and tonsil inflammation have resolved – thank goodness. Although Yogi has a few challenges in his life, he is a trooper and loves being a beloved canine companion in his foster home. He is ready to spread his love even further to his forever family. This little fella has been patiently waiting for someone to show him some love and apply to adopt him as their very own little four-legged prince. He’s a real treasure – don’t let this special little man get away. He has brought so much love and happiness to his foster parents, and he is ready to do the same for his forever family.

UPDATED BIO 03/15/2017: Yogi continues to do well since his recent bladder stone surgery where 5 stones were removed. He will need to continue on prescription food for the rest of his life to prevent stones from developing in the future. This also means no treats unless it is a handful of his special food. This RX food is no more expensive than a premium dog food.

Yogi is currently being treated for Canine Tonsillitis, similar to tonsillitis in humans. The vet thinks this may be due to seasonal allergies and has prescribed Benadryl 2x a day as needed. This will be monitored for the next month to see if improvement is seen and the issue has resolved.

Yogi came into UYR with a weakness in his front legs. After radiographs were taken, it has been determined that he was born with congenital bone deformities in both front legs. This causes his ankles to buckle up under him when he walks for long periods of time. When this happens, he will fall forward, but if he is on a walk, pulling up on his leash/harness seems to relieve the pressure on his ankles and it helps him to walk better. There doesn’t appear to be any pain involved, and since Yogi has always had this condition, he just pops right back up and moves forward with his walk. What a trooper he is!

Yogi is a smart little fella; he is both house-trained and crate-trained. He travels well in the car and loves being with his foster mom and dad, whether he is sitting next to them or on their laps. He just loves his human companionship and also enjoys taking up space in your bed if you allow it!

Yogi is a special little character who loves life and has managed to overcome any adversity he has faced. And he has done it with a delightful personality, joy in his heart and a happy attitude. He will bring a lot of love and companionship to a new family – could that be your’s?

Since Yogi had multiple health challenges prior to arriving in UYR, his vetting expenses for getting him all fixed-up are now close to $2,000. Slowly, everything has been resolved with his health, but we are hoping that if you are reading Yogi’s bio, you may want to donate towards his vet bills so that we can help other little doggies like Yogi in the future. Any amount is appreciated and you will get a special “thank you” from the Yogster himself. Now, isn’t that special?

UPDATED BIO 02/21/2017: Yogi has had some health challenges since he came into UYR. Bless his sweet little heart – the only history we have on him is that he was found wandering the streets last year by a Good Samaritan. They saved his life and gave him a warm bed and good food, but circumstances prevented them from continuing to care for this little fella, so they surrendered him to UYR.

Prior to having a much-needed dental, Yogi had labs done, which indicated that he had Pancreatitis. After several positive tests and multiple rounds of antibiotics, it was decided that only an ultrasound could definitively tell us what was going on with this sweet boy. Yogi has remained a champ during all the many dogtor visits and continues to give kisses to one and all – he has such an endearing and gentle disposition, even in the face of adversity.

The ultrasound indicated that Yogi’s pancreas showed no inflammation – BUT, he does have bladder stones, which need to be surgically removed. Since arriving in UYR, he has had very frequent urination and now we know why. This has likely caused Yogi frequent pain for a while, but this amazing little boy never complains. He will also have radiographs done on his front legs during his surgery, as he has some undiagnosed lameness which causes his front legs to fold up under him. This may be a congenital deformity, or it could potentially be an old injury that wasn’t surgically corrected.

Yogi’s bladder stone surgery is scheduled for 02/28 and is estimated to cost $1,000. His current vetting expenses are already over $1,800. This little fella is a survivor and his happy personality and lovable demeanor in the face of multiple medical issues is truly inspiring. UYR is asking all dog lovers everywhere to rally around Yogi by praying that all goes well with his surgery, and by sharing his story in the hopes of raising much-needed funds for this surgery. This little boy has never given up hope, and UYR won’t either. We believe in him and are determined to make his life a long pain-free one. Can you help us reach our goal? Every penny donated will go towards his upcoming surgeries. UYR thanks you, and if Yogi could talk, he would thank you, too.

UPDATED BIO 01-26-2017: Yogi is doing amazing in his foster home even though he has had some temporary health challenges. He has such a sweet disposition, loves to give kisses and to sit on the couch next to you or on your lap. At first he seemed to be more attracted to men, but has now equally loves his Foster Mom. He gets along with the resident cats, the resident Golden Retriever, and the adorable 4 year old granddaughter who visits often. Yogi is not shy when meeting people. He barks to let you know when he's hungry and when he needs to go out to potty – what a smart boy!. He is also crate-trained.

Yogi’s temporary concerns are his mouth infection due to a much-needed dental cleaning which has been scheduled for next week. His recent labs showed that he has inflammation in his pancreas, so he is on antibiotic therapy to clear this up. Yogi has some lameness in his front legs, which sometimes results in his ankles folding-in, causing him to lurch forward. The vet thinks this could be due to arthritis, so he has started on a glucosamine supplement. Yogi walks well on a leash and harness, and if tension is put on the leash in an upward fashion, this makes it easier for him to walk with fewer problems. He is a perfect little boy who is really coming around and showing his beaming personality in his foster home.

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

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


To date we've spent $2057.04 on Yogi's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $700.00 in donations.
Please donate!

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

To fill out the adoption application for Yogi click here.
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Handsome Zack

Zeek & Zack - Bonded Brothers
Florida
Zack

Zack is 6 years old and weighs 16-pounds. Zack and Zeek are a bonded pair and must be adopted together. Zack is a yorkie mix, possibly a Shorkie (Shih Tzu/Yorkie) and is being fostered in Ft. Myers, FL.

THANK YOU TO ZACK'S RESCUE ANGELS!

Teresa Beament

UPDATED BIO 05/17/2017: Hi, it's me Zack. What's the holdup here? Zeek and I are still waiting for our forever home together.

I am really a great pup. I just love to be part of the family and I’m as laid back as they come. I just like hanging out with my family. I’m cool with whatever everyone wants to do – that’s ok with me.

I am so nice and polite that I’ll even be happy to share your bed with you. I do give you plenty of room and I don't move around at all. Zeek and I will need a nice yard to play in – we would rather be out together in a backyard and letting the breeze blow in our hair than walking on hard surfaces. We really don't care for the real world, just your world.

Zeek is pretty cool, too. He has to be near me so he can squeak that silly toy in my ear. He’s really lucky that I love him so much, ‘cuz that can be annoying. I really think you should give us a chance to show you how much love we have for our humans. We will make you so happy. We have been waiting in our foster home a l-o-n-g time for a family to love.

UPDATED BIO 04/09/2017: Hi everpawdy, Zack here. I am still patiently waiting for the right home for me and my brother Zeek. I’m all ready to go to my forever home with him. Zeek and I have had all our vaccinations and even had dentals. You see, Zeek and I love each other very much and it wouldn't be possible for us to be apart. We have been together from the start and just couldn't ever bear to be separated.

I am really the sweetest boy. I just love to love you. I do have what some consider a minor “situation”. You see, I am really not very happy about other doggies – well, you know, other than my brother Zeek. I don't really know why because I also get along just fine with my foster brothers and sister – it took a few days for us to get to know one another, but hey, that happens to everypuppy, right? I guess maybe I am afraid that others may try to hurt my person or Zeek. So I kind of turn into a little "gremlin". But trust me, I am a "gizmo" at home. Foster Mom thinks that we would be perfectly content to be the only two doggies in your home, you know, since we wouldn’t want another dog to feel left-out of our brotherly bond. We are very kind-hearted like that.

Zeek and I are not big fans of the leash, either. And it’s these two “situations” that led Foster Mom to say that Zeek and I will need a home that has a fenced-in yard. A nice one, please. Zeek and I love to run around and play. This doesn’t mean that you can never walk me on a leash, it will just take a lot of repetition and remindin’ me of what you expect of me, but in a kind and gentle way.

I am really a perfect gentleman. I am a good eater, I do my business where I’m supposed to, and I listen really well to my Foster Mom. I’m just very picky about meeting other dogs when I’m outside on the leash. Do you think you could still love me? I know I could love you – a lot. Could you give me and my brother another chance at a loving home?

UPDATED BIO 03/07/2017: Hi everypawdy, Zack here. ! I know you have been curious about me, right? Thanks! I’m here in my foster home with my brother Zeek the Geek, lol! We have been together since the day we were born and need to stay together since Zeek makes me happy all the time.

You will be happy to know that I am house-trained and go out in the backyard or on a pee-pee pad. Well, every now and then there is an accident - but I think it is Zeek that does it. I like to hang out and watch the tube, and I also like to look out the window to make sure no danger lurks in the neighborhood. Foster Mom says that I am a very good boy

Me and Zeek are ready to go to our forever home. We have had all our vaccinations, a dental, a microchip and even got fixed. Neither of us knew we were broken! Oh well, you can complete an adoption application for us and maybe it will be your lucky day. It sure would be our’s. Zeek and I are very lucky to have each other and I think you would be lucky to have us, too.

Initial bio 2/12/17 Zeek and his brother Zack just arrived at their foster home. They have been together since birth and are very bonded to each other. Zack and Zeek will need to be adopted together.

Zack and his brother are possibly Shih Tzu/Yorkie mixes (shorkies). Their foster mom is just getting to know them so we don't yet know a lot about them.. What we do know is they will need all their vetting and they will need to be neutered. Zackis the more dependent of the two. He is always looking to make sure he knows where Zeek is. When they are together they love to cuddle up together and kiss each other. As much as these boys love each other they also love their people. They do not do well on a leash yet, but they were great in the long car ride to their foster home. They slept together in their crate the whole time with not a whimper or bark.

More will be coming on Zack and his brother Zeek as their foster parents get to know them better.


To date we've spent $341.70 on Zack's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $10.00 in donations.
Please donate!

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

To fill out the adoption application for Zack click here.
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Zeek

Zeek & Zack, Bonded Brothers
Florida
Zeek

Zeek is 6 years old and weighs 9.9 pounds. Zeek and Zack are a bonded pair and must be adopted together. Zeek is a yorkie mix, possibly a Shorkie (Shih Tzu/Yorkie) and is being fostered in Ft. Myers, FL

THANK YOU TO ZEEK'S RESCUE ANGELS!

Teresa Beament

UPDATED BIO 05/17/2017: Hi, my name is Zeek and I am the sweetest boy I know! That's not just me saying that, my Foster Mom and Dad say that, too! I do have to be introduced to new fur friends slowly. But once we are friends

we are friends for life.

I enjoy playing with squeak toys and being with my people. I do need a fenced yard for the following reasons - #1. I don't really like the leash, I like running around in the yard with my brother Zack. If I have to walk on the leash, I will but I would rather not. #2. I really don't care to meet new pups that are not part of my family – I’m a real family guy.

I must be adopted with Zack because he is my best friend and that will never change. So if you’re looking for perfection, I'm it! And Zack isn't too bad, either. We’ve been waiting a long time for you to find us………..

UPDATED BIO 04/09/2017: Hi everpawdy, Zeek here. I am still patiently waiting for the right home for me and my brother Zack. I’m all ready to go to my forever home with him. Zack and I have had all our vaccinations and even had dentals. You see, Zack and I love each other very much and it wouldn't be possible for us to be apart. We have been together from the start and just couldn't ever bear to be separated.

We are quite the pair. As you know already, I am the good one. Yep, Zack has to act like a fool sometimes and get us both in trouble. He sometimes gets crazy outside and then he gets me all worked up. I guess we just like being home. It's a scary world out there. But having me would far outweigh any antics Zack may try, lol. Two things I really like – 1) I do enjoy a squeaky toy, and 2) I like to watch movies with my person. Yep, I do.

I do have what some consider a minor “situation”. You see, I am really not very happy about other doggies – well, you know, other than my brother Zack. I don't really know why because I also get along just fine with my foster brothers and sister – it took a few days for us to get to know one another, but hey, that happens to everypuppy, right? I guess maybe I am afraid that others may try to hurt my person or Zack. Foster Mom thinks that we would be perfectly content to be the only two doggies in your home, you know, since we wouldn’t want another dog to feel left-out of our brotherly bond. We are very kind-hearted like that.

Zack and I are not big fans of the leash, either. And it’s these two “situations” that led Foster Mom to say that Zack and I will need a home that has a fenced-in yard. A nice one, please. Zack and I love to run around and play. This doesn’t mean that you can never walk me on a leash, it will just take a lot of repetition and remindin’ me of what you expect of me, but in a kind and gentle way.

I am really a perfect gentleman. I am a good eater, I do my business where I’m supposed to, and I listen really well to my Foster Mom. I’m just very picky about meeting other dogs when I’m outside on the leash. Do you think you could still love me? I know I could love you – a lot. Could you give me and my brother another chance at a loving home?

UPDATED BIO 03/07/2017: Hi, Zeek here! I know you have been curious about me, right? Thanks! I’m here in my foster home with my brother Zack. We have been together since the day we were born and need to stay together since Zack couldn’t handle life without me.

I really like the girl resident doggie here, but she doesn't seem too interested in me - bummer. I can't imagine why since I am such a sweetheart. I think Zack may have said something about me, hehe!

You will be happy to know that I am house-trained and go out in the backyard or on a pee-pee pad. Well, every now and then there is an accident - but I think it is Zack that does it. I like to play with a toy or just hang out with the rest of the crew. Me and Zack are ready to go to our forever home. We have had all our vaccinations, a dental, a microchip and even got fixed. Neither of us knew we were broken! Oh well, you can complete an adoption application for us and maybe it will be your lucky day. It sure would be our’s.

Initial bio 2/12/17 Zeek and his brother Zack just arrived at their foster home. They have been together since birth and are very bonded to each other. Zeek and Zack will need to be adopted together.

Zeek and his brother are possibly Shih Tzu/Yorkie mixes. Their foster mom is just getting to know them so we don't yet know a lot about them.. What we do know is they will need all their vetting and they will need to be neutered. Zeek is the more independent of the two, but when they are together they love to cuddle up together and kiss each other. As much as these boys love each other they also love their people. They do not do well on a leash yet, but they were great in the long car ride to their foster home. They slept together in their crate the whole time with not a whimper or bark.

More will be coming on Zeek and his brother Zack as their foster parents get to know them better.


To date we've spent $358.25 on Zeek's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $10.00 in donations.
Please donate!

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

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

Diva (aka DeeDee) is an adorable 3 year old, 14 pound Yorkie girl. She is being fostered in Suwanee, GA.

THANK YOU TO DIVA'S RESCUE ANGELS!

Sarah Northmore

Update 5/18/17

Well hello there every Pawdy! My birth name is Diva but my foster Dad calls me DeeDee and I love that name! I love him so much and he's always telling me how sweet and beautiful I am. I love foster Dad and pretty much everyone I meet. I love to follow my humans around to make sure I don't miss anything. I am a typical young Yorkie girl and full of life and energy. l loves to run, walk, explore and play outdoors off leash so a fenced in yard is a must. An active couple or family with children age 12 and over would be PAWFECT for me. I need a home where I can get all the exercise, attention and stimulation that young dogs need. I am smart and eager to learn and eager to please. I get so happy when I see my humans come through the door I practically bounce off the walls with joy! I love toys and treats and when playtime is over I want to cuddle up in the bed and on the sofa for snuggle time! I am a good girl and am mostly house trained but may have an occasional "accident" If not taken outside consistently but this is rare. I get along great with other dogs but I think I might be tempted to chase a kitty if given the opportunity.

I am all up to date on my care and ready to find my FUREVER home. Are you my perfect match? If so please apply to adopt me today!

Updated Bio 2/21/17

Diva is a complete love bug and follows her foster dads everywhere. She loves to cuddle in the bed and on the sofa. She has a tendency to eat more than she needs so we are monitoring her feeding times. Diva loves treats and toys and prefers walks to off leash time. She is just a puppy so an accident here and there inside is understandable but Diva is 99% house-trained and any accidents are probably her foster dad's fault more than Diva's. Diva has decided she likes to be called "DeeDee" and answers to it better than her original name. Although when her attention has to be grabbed to keep her out of trouble "Diva" works just as well as when you mother called you by your full name. Diva has not been around children and it is impossible to say at this time how she would do with anyone under twelve or so. Potential adopters with children must be local so that Diva's interaction with them can be observed as part of the home visit.

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

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


To date we've spent $257.00 on Diva's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $10.00 in donations.
Please donate!

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

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

Meet the gorgeous Mickey. Mickey is a 3-year-old, 11 lb boy being fostered in IL.

Initial Bio. 05/21/17. Mickey is a very sweet, 3-year-old, neutered yorkie mix. Mickey had a rough start in life with his first owner and has had some recent changes with his second owner, who decided that surrendering him to UYR was in Mickey’s best interest. He is extremely well behaved and loves to play with other dogs. Mickey is missing his left eye, but you would never know that, as he does not let it affect him at all. He runs, jumps, and plays better than any other dog. He walks great on a leash, staying on the sidewalk and right by your side. He sleeps through the nigh, in bed without getting up. He gets along with docile cats and does not chase them, but an aggressive cat is the reason he is missing his left eye, so we would be very leery adopting to anyone who has a rambunctious cat who tries to play with dogs. Mickey would really love a fenced in yard, and hopefully another dog to play with. Mickey is currently underweight at 11 pounds (he’s very tall!) and will need to gain some weight and see the vet before being adopted to his new home. However, because of his amazing, lovable, sweet and playful personality, the family that is chosen to adopt him will not regret waiting a short time for him gain some weight before coming to live with them! Stay tuned for more about Mickey after his vet visit!


To date we've spent $0 on Mickey'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 Mickey click here.
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Oliver IL
Illinois
Oliver

Oliver is a Yorkie mix who is 10-years-old and weighs 17 pounds. He is residing in Beach Park, IL

THANK YOU TO OLIVER'S RESCUE ANGELS!

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

Update Bio. 04/15/17. Oliver, to the best of our knowledge is about 10 years old now. He is looking forward to being outdoors more since the weather is getting warmer. He loves the fresh air and sunshine. He sits out on the patio with his nose in the air, sniffing all the scents and guarding his home from any intruders, (geese and ducks) by barking when he hears them. He struggles with the collapsed trachea, some arthritis and the blindness. Despite being blind, he has amazing hearing which helps him get around very well. I also think he memorizes where things are in the house. On occasion he will bump into the other dogs and his instant reflex is to snap, although he has never bitten. The other dogs realize his handicap and seem to accommodate him by just moving out of his way. He is on hydrocodone for the collapsed trachea. It seems to relax him so he can sleep without coughing so much.

Oliver is a great little dog and would make a wonderful constant companion. He really likes to be with his people and follows me all over the house, even up and down the stairs. He loves sprawling out on the sofa beside me and will stay there as long as I do. He also loves to be brushed. I tell him what a handsome guy he is and how lucky we are to have him with us. As loveable as he is, a home without small children or other dogs would probably be best. Oliver gets along well with our dogs, but when we take him out to the vet or places where he doesn’t know the dogs, he gets very defensive and wants to protect us. Once he learns the other dogs in the household he will probably be fine, but I still think maybe a home with no other dogs would be best for him. He needs a fenced yard as well. He can be taken out on a leash but he likes the freedom to romp around the fenced back yard.

Oliver is a happy, little guy and is patiently waiting for his forever home. If you would like more information or how to go about adopting this little guy, please go to our website, unitedyorkierescue.org and complete an adoption application or email his foster mom at yorkiefostermom04@gmail.com

Update Bio. 03/15/17. Oliver is a whole year older now and is patiently waiting for his forever family/home. He was all ready for spring, and then Mr. Winter decided he wasn’t finished with us and we ended up with two feet of snow on the fenced patio. Oliver loves to be outdoors, so this has put a hamper on things as he really enjoyed some of the 60 and 70 degree weather we experienced back in February.

The collapsed trachea is an ongoing problem with little Oliver. He has good days and then some not so good. The hydrocodone seems to relax him and he sleeps more which causes him to cough less; however, his super hearing doesn’t miss a thing. I try to let him sleep and tip toe upstairs, but when I turn around, he is right behind me. He certainly likes to be with his people! He loves to stretch out on the sofa next to me and sleep when I watch a movie.

Oliver will still snap if one of the other dogs is standing in his path and bumps into them. I don’t feel this is any type of aggression and he has never bitten. It seems it is more of a reflex instinct, as he is blind and doesn’t know what or who he bumped into. The other dogs are pretty good to move out of his way when they see him coming their way. Oliver loves to eat and is doing well on his grain-free food with pumpkin flakes sprinkled over the top.

We’re looking forward to warm days out on the patio once the snow melts. He loves to be out in the fresh air as he seems to be able to breathe better standing outside with his nose up in the air. He loves walks but we’ve had to limit the length as he starts coughing and has some trouble breathing if we walk too far.

Oliver is a bundle of love and affection patiently waiting for his forever home. Please contact his foster mom at yorkiefostermom04@gmail.com if you would like to schedule a visit with this little guy!

Update Bio. 02/15/17. Oliver is a very happy, little guy and loves to give kisses, despite being blind and having problems with his trachea. Morning and evening walks have been shorter since he tires out easily, but he loves to be outdoors and will sometimes meander around the fenced patio for 15 minutes at a time. We are going back to the vet next week to hopefully get another medication to help him breathe better.

Oliver knows the layout of our house and gets around very well for not being able to see. He also manages the stairs very well. His hearing is exceptional! I can tiptoe past him sleeping in his bed and he immediately jumps up and follows me. He loves to be with his people!

Oliver is waiting for his forever home. He has lots of love to give and he would is eager to be your constant companion 💕

If you are interested in adopting this handsome fellow, just follow the link below to complete the application.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Update Bio. 11-15-16. Oliver is adjusting well to his new foster home in Beach Park, IL. He goes for walks in the mornings and evenings and gets so excited when we put the harness and leash on him. We don’t go for long walks since he does have some arthritis, but he does enjoy getting out and sniffing all the scents and walking on the grass on the boulevard between the sidewalk and the street and kicking up his feet.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


To date we've spent $1490.40 on Oliver's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $1098.58 in donations.
Please donate!

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

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

Meet the gorgeous Princess. Princess is a 3-year-old, 8 lb. girl being fostered in IL.

Princess is a 3 year old, 8.5 pound yorkie. She is spayed, heartworm negative, and up to date on all her shots. Princess was given up by a family who did not have time for her anymore. She is cute as a button, and sweet as sugar. While she has not had any formal training, she listens well and seems to have a basic concept of what she is told to do. Princess will need an extremely securely fenced yard and no exceptions will be made to this, as her prior owners said she did look for ways to escape. She also liked to dart out the door, so many precautions and care must be taken to avoid her getting loose. So far, Princess has not had any accidents in her foster home, although her prior owners said her housetraining was unreliable. Other than loving to go on adventures if allowed, and being somewhat obsessive about licking, Princess so far appears to be perfect. She also loves to play with other small dogs, she so would really love a friend at her new home. It is not known how she would do around larger dogs or cats. Princess is looking for the perfect home who will be able to devote spending a lot of time with her cuddling, walking, and teaching her new things, as she has missed out on these during the past couple of years. If you think you are that home, do not delay in putting in an application because everyone wants a Princess in their home!


To date we've spent $0 on Princess'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 Princess click here.
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Buttercup
Indiana
Buttercup

Meet the beautiful Buttercup. She is a 6-year-old, 11 lb. girl being fostered in WI.

Update Bio. 05/10/17. Butter cup is now a Hoosier and fostered in Indianapolis, IN.

Buttercup is a true jewel. She loves to be outside roaming the backyard. Her tail is always wagging. Buttercup's eyes are so expressive. She loves to give kisses and be held against your chest. Butter cup is looking for someone that wants a new best friend who likes to garden and work in the yard! If that is you and your are interested in adopting her, follow the link below to complete an application for adoption.

Initial Bio. 04/08/17. Meet Buttercup! She came to rescue with another yorkie, Ponchy, as a result of their family moving. Not much is known about their past except the little we can guess by their condition.

Buttercup is a 6 year old Yorkie-mix who can be a bit timid, but loves attention. She has the most expressive eyes I have ever seen! Because we are just getting to know her, there isn't a bunch to share, yet. At this point, she is house trained about 80% of the time, partly because she has had 3 transitions in the past 3 weeks and things are still a bit scary. Buttercup tips the scales at about 11 pounds. A healthier weight would be closer to 9. She loves to be outside and investigate our fenced in yard. We do know that her previous owners believed that dogs only needed to go outside for a short visit only once per day. She is finding that the world is full of wonderful smells and exciting things to do! She has never really walked on a leash, but we will be working on that.

Buttercup has had all of her vaccinations, is microchipped and has been spayed.

At this point, I believe that Ponchy and Buttercup are bonded and will need to be adopted together. Thanks for checking in!


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

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

To fill out the adoption application for Buttercup click here.
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Ponchy
Indiana
Ponchy

Meet Ponchy. Ponchy is a happy, 3-year-old. yorkie being fostered in WI.

Update Bio. 05/10/17. Meet Punchy, formerly in Wisconsin but now fostered in Indianapolis, IN.

Punchy is a sweetheart. He has to be with his person. He lives to snuggle at night and just hang out. He gets along well with all sizes of dogs. He gives the sweetest kisses, too. If you are looking for a new best friend, then Punchy is your guy! If interested in adopting Ponchy, just follow the link below to complete an application.

Initial Bio. 04/15/17. Meet Ponchy! A 3 year old male yorkie mix. Ponchy came to rescue with Buttercup when his family moved and he found himself without a home. Because of the damage done to his ears due to untreated and continuous ear infections, it is believed that he does not have ear drums, which has resulted in his inability to hear very much. He is sweet and loves people. Ponchy has a habit of jumping up on people, so a home with an experienced yorkie owner who can help him continue his progress with not jumping up would be best. Ponchy is basically house trained and has had very few accidents since coming to rescue. He did mark a few times in the first day or so, but since then he has not had any problems.

The best home for Ponchy will be one that has a fenced in yard and where buttercup can join him. Is that your house?? If so, just follow the link below to complete an application. Thanks for checking in!


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

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

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

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

THANK YOU TO CHARLIE'S RESCUE ANGELS!

Mary Mays-Delamater, Nancy Stanley, Carol Nelson

Update Bio. 04/27/17. Charlie continues to do well. He is now ready to meet people. If you are interested in meeting Charlie and possible adoption, just follow the link below.

Update Bio. 04/04/17. Charlie continues to make me smile everyday. He loves when the neighbors daughter comes over to take him on walks. Charlie loves kids, he needs to warm up to adults at first. Charlie is very smart, he wants nothing more than to make the alpha happy (I'm the alpha for now).

Update Bio. 03/04/17. Charlie is continuing to learn good behaviors while in foster care. He would do well in a home with children and without other pets. He loves attention. He also loves to please those around him. So it's very important for his family to make sure he knows what is expected of him. He is very comfortable with kids right away. He has to be slowly introduced to adults before he feels safe. He is ready to meet families living in the Des Moines Iowa area. If you are one of these families, follow the link below to complete an application for adoption.

Sincerely, his foster mom Susan

Update Bio. 02/04/17. Charlie has learned so much while in foster care. He has been getting along much better with his fur, foster brothers in the last few months. However, he would be very happy getting all the attention. He loves playing with kids, and he loves to cuddle. He needs to know he has a pack leader in order to feel safe. Charlie is a fast learner. He is ready to start meeting families wanting to add to their home. If Charlie sounds like the man for you, follow the link below to be taken to the application.

Sincerely, Susan

(Foster mom)

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

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

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

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

Sincerely, Charlie

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

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

Sincerely, Susan Foster Mom

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

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

Love, Charlie

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

Sincerely, Chuck’s UYR Foster Mom

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

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

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

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

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

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

Adoption Pending

To date we've spent $695.80 on Charlie's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $441.69 in donations.
Please donate!

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

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

Meet the adorable Rocky. Rocky is a 5-month-old, 4lb. yorkie being fostered in IA.

THANK YOU TO ROCKY'S RESCUE ANGELS!

Joel Tobiansky, Sandy Pagnotta

Initial Bio. 04/24/17. Hi! My name is Rocky, and I am five months old. I had an accident at home and fractured my back leg. My family loved me a lot but needed help, so they asked United Yorkie Rescue. I had a very busy past two days. I moved from Wisconsin to Iowa. I was a very good boy on the car ride and was entertained by these black things my foster mom calls windshield wipers. When we got home, I meet Paco, he is a forever dog. He showed me the ropes and shared his water bowl. I also met a cat! She was very playful, moving her tail around for me to get. She didn't play long. She hid her tail under her body, but still let me lay next to her. When we woke up, I went on another car ride, ending up at the doggie doctor. They were all so nice and gave me lots of pets. They took another picture of my leg. Guess what! it's on the mend so I don't need surgery!! They took off my splint but I still have to be very calm, which is hard for me because I want to explore and play. I now need all my shots and to get neutered. I don' think that sounds like fun.

I am a very small boy, weighing only 4 pounds. The vet says I am a little under weight, so I get to be a piggy. I need a home with no small children. And more importantly, a home where I can be watched so I don't jump off furniture if you put me on it. I am a delicate boy. I am working on potting where I should and cuddling with my foster mom and fur siblings. Stay tuned for more information since I am just learning what I like to do.

Adoption Pending

To date we've spent $656.02 on Rocky's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $225.00 in donations.
Please donate!

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

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

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

Update Bio. 05/13/17. Toby is doing great in his foster home. He loves to play with toys, he pushes them under furniture and expects me to retrieve them. Sometimes I refuse, so he finds another toy to play with. He loves to cuddle and be told how handsome he is. He must be slowly introduced into a new home to insure he feels safe and knows what his role is in the family. For this reason he must be placed within 10 miles of Urbandale Iowa.

Update Bio. 03/15/17. Oh my heart! Toby has become such a sweet boy. He loves being apart of a "family pack". He needs a home where he will not be left alone. He gets along with other dogs, very well. He must remain in the Des Moines, Iowa area so that he can ease into a new home. If Toby sounds like the man for you, just follow the link below to complete an application.

Updated Bio. 02/15/17. Toby continues to improve daily. He is becoming very socialized and happy. He is ready to start meeting potential forever families. So, if you are interested in adopting this beautiful, little fellow, just follow the link below to complete the application.

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

To fill out the adoption application for Toby click here.
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Ky Sammy
Kentucky
KY Sammy

KY Sammy is an 8 (estimated) year old, 16 pound Yorkie Mix boy being fostered in Covington, KY (Cincinnati area).

THANK YOU TO KY SAMMY'S RESCUE ANGELS!

Jane St. John, Paul Clark, Jo-Ellen Gasior, Karry Rogers, Angie Cagle, Laurie Casner, Wendy Fuhrmaneck, Carol and Steve Ward, Sheila Coleman, Carol Gostomski, Sandra Wendt, Laurie Casner

Update 5/16/17

Sammy has made amazing progress during his two months in rescue and is now ready for his forever home. Sammy’s story is a sad one. He belonged to a senior who developed multiple health issues and became unable to live independently. Sammy’s person loved Sammy very much. So much in fact that they would not move to seek treatment until they knew that Sammy would be in safe hands. Sadly, Sammy’s person had become unable to give Sammy the basic care he needed so Sammy’s health was neglected and Sammy became unwell. Both Sammy and his owner needed help fast so when we were asked to help Sammy we had to say yes. When Sammy came to us, he was almost bald, malnourished, and his body was riddled with infection. He had a severe fungal infection of the skin, bilateral eye and ear infections, intestinal parasites, and teeth that were in really rough shape. After weeks of medicated baths, daily ear cleanings, ear and eye drops round the clock, oral antibiotics and lots of trips to the Vet Sammy has absolutely begun to SHINE! His skin looks pink and healthy and is starting to develop the fine fuzz signaling that healthy fur is beginning to grow. With the help of two amazing foster parents Sammy is no longer the timid, sleepy, anemic pup who came to us in March. Sammy is now alert, playful and happy to bounce around the home with his foster fur-brother.

We think Sammy would be a great family dog. He is a perfect 16 pounds perfectly sized for snuggling and cuddling. This sweet boy is mostly house-trained (as long as he is taken outside regularly) and walks great on a leash. He demeanor is playful yet calm and gentle and he gets along great with other dogs. Sammy has a great personality and has shown ZERO signs of aggression after having be put in MANY uncomfortable situations. Sammy loves people and will follow you around like a 4-legged shadow. He is a gentle, sweet-hearted and loving soul.

KY Sammy’s perfect home is one where his humans are completely committed to him for the rest of his life. It was traumatic for Sammy to lose his first and only human and we don’t want Sammy to have to endure this type of loss and stress ever again. Sammy isn’t a fan of crating nor being left alone for long periods of time. He loves to go for walks but a fenced yard where he could romp with another fur brother or sister would be Sammy’s dream come true. We are looking for a very special human/s to make Sammy’s wish for a forever home come true. We know that most people coming to a Yorkie Rescue are looking for a tiny, traditional looking Yorkie and Sammy does not exactly fit that description. However, Sammy is a wonderful dog and he deserves a fantastic forever home where all his many great qualities will be appreciated and he will be treasured for the rest of his life. We are looking for a very special adopter to make Sammy’s wish for a forever home come true. Are you that person? If so, then please complete an application to adopt Sammy today! You can find out adoption application here: http://www.unitedyorkierescue.org/?page_id=12. Whoever ends up adopting Sammy will be getting a real treasure of a companion. You can also email Sammy’s foster parents for additional information about him at keepcalmandyorkieon@gmail.com. We’d also appreciate any contributions to help defray Sammy’s treatment costs. To help with this please click the PayPal button below and THANK YOU!

Update 4/2/2017:

Sammy's transformation has continued to make leaps and bounds toward a full recovery this past week. He is now down to only one medication in the evening, daily ear cleanings and baths 3x per week. His skin is beginning to look pink and healthy, his fur thicker and fuller, and his foster parents cannot wait for that new peach fuzz to really start filling in the areas that had thinned from all of the infection. Sammy's personality has also perked up immensely! The sleepy, timid Sammy that came to us two weeks ago is now alert, bouncing around with his foster brother, and so excited for walks to the park each day. His foster parents are still working on helping Sammy learn some good behaviors of sleeping through the night and teaching him how to let us know when he needs to go out to potty, but he has improved so much since day one. He loves attention from his human companions so much, he will follow you wherever you go--and is always so eager to please. We will miss this little guy so much when he leaves, but want nothing more than for Sammy to find a furever home where he will be loved and cherished the way he deserves to be. Sammy will visit the vet this Tuesday for a follow-up appointment to check his progress, and if all goes well, will be ready for adoption as soon as his teeth get cleaned and he is microchipped. Could Sammy be the right pup for you or someone you know? If so, please complete the adoption application below.

Update 3/24/17

Just look at the amazing progress that this sweet boy has made in only a week’s time! Sammy has been receiving LOTS of TLC and ongoing treatment for his skin issues and eye/ear infections. He is receiving anti-fungal medicated baths, ear flushes, ear drops, eye ointment, oral antibiotics, anti-itch medication and steroid shots to help get this sweet boy in tip top shape! All this PLUS lots of LOVE and BELLY RUBS from his foster parents) are working miracles! As you can see Sammy is starting to SHINE on the inside and out!

Sammy is pretty much a PERFECT dog. He is has so much going for him! He is a Yorkie Mix so he does not have the typical small stature of most Yorkies. He is a perfect 18 pounds and this also means he is not as fragile as his tinier counterparts and perfectly sized for snuggling. This sweet boy is house-trained and walks great on a leash. He is also very calm and gentle. Sammy loves attention and gets along great with other dogs. Sammy has a great personality and has shown ZERO signs of aggression after having be put in MANY uncomfortable situations (frequent baths with painful skin, lots of pills, eye and ear meds, etc.). He has yet to be kid tested because we want to wait for his skin issues to improve before exposing him to children. His foster parents are working on getting him to sleep through the night. Sammy would LOVE to climb into his human’s bed with them and after his skin clears up he will be able to do just that! His foster parents are confident that he will sleep through the night just fine once he can sleep with or near his humans.

Sammy will be seen again in a few days by the Dogtor to check his progress but we think he will receive a good report! If all goes well, Sammy will be micro-chipped at that time and we will schedule any other care that Sammy needs. We hope that Sammy will be ready for his perfect Fur-Ever home soon so if you think this sweet boy is a perfect fit for your home go ahead and apply to adopt him today!

Sammy and his foster parents want to thank EVERY PAWDY who so lovingly donated towards his care. To help us pay for Sammy's continuing care just click the PayPal button below and THANK YOU!

Updated Bio 3/17/17 Meet KY Sammy, an 8 (estimated) year old, 18 pound Yorkie Mix being fostered in Covington KY (Cincinnati area).

A fellow rescue group reached out to UYR about Sammy. Sammy was living with a senior suffering from dementia who was not able to care for him. They hoped a Yorkie Rescue could help and UYR said yes to this sweet boy in need of medical attention. Sammy is missing lots of hair, has worms, eye, ear and skin infections and possibly something wrong with his endocrine system. Today he saw the Vet and got started on antibiotics, medicated shampoo, anti-itch medications and had lots of blood drawn for special tests. We won't have those test results back until next week. So in the meantime UYR and Sammy could use some support with Vet bills, and lots of positive thoughts and prayers.

To help us pay for his care please click the PayPal button below. Thank You!

Initial Bio 3/16/17: Sammy is an estmated 8 (estimated) year old Yorkie Mix Boy. He was surrendered by his owners who was no longer able to give Sammy the care he needs. He has just come into UYR so stay tuned for updates as we get to know him


To date we've spent $463.25 on KY Sammy's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $575.00 in donations.
Please donate!

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

To fill out the adoption application for KY Sammy click here.
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King

King before rescue
Massachusetts
King

King came to us from the Brooklyn Shelter in New York. He is 11 years old, 7 pounds and is being fostered in MA.

THANK YOU TO KING'S RESCUE ANGELS!

Irene and Peter Havas in memory of Buddy, Vanessa and Pepe

Initial Bio. 05/10/17. My name is King, I made a long trip from NYC to MA 2 weeks ago. I spent some time at a shelter for homeless and lost dogs. My family decided that they didn't want to take care of me anymore. They said my mom was allergic. They didn't have the money for dental or neuter, even though they were offered assistance. I'm trying to figure out this pack of pups here at FM's house, I like having all these fur friends. When FD comes home, I stick to him like glue. Stay tune, while I settle in. Oh yeah, I have a lot of energy, character and love to give.


To date we've spent $186.79 on King's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $20.00 in donations.
Please donate!

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

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

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

THANK YOU TO MAXIMILIAN'S RESCUE ANGELS!

Irene and Peter Havas...Merry Christmas, we love you, Cynthia Duranti, Angie Cagle, Wendy Fuhrmaneck, Regina Brantley

Update Bio. 05/11/17. Just want to let everyone know that I had my dental. I lost 14 teeth! I do feel better and eating is so much more enjoyable. The weather here in MA. is getting better, and I enjoy the wind in my hair and roaming in the yard. I'm looking for a new home with someone that can help me navigate my surroundings since my vision is limited and my hearing is almost gone. FM and FD clap their hands or snap their fingers to get my attention, if you approach me with a light touch on my back, I don't get as startled. I do like to cuddle with FM on the coach, so if you looking for a house mate I'm your man. Just follow the link below to complete an application.

Update Bio. 03/21/17. I'm still here in Massachusetts, and its spring! I love roaming in the back yard, smelling all the new smells. Sometimes I play hard to get with FM, I run from her, and she chases me and laughs at my puppy like play. I've put on some much need weight, I love rotisserie chicken with my kibble and eat everything on my plate. I go to have my teeth cleaned this week, which means I'll be ready to find my new family. Come and check me out, I'll be even more handsome. If you are interested in adopting me, just follow the link below to be taken to the application.

Updated Bio. 03/01/17. Hi all my Paw friends. I’ve been with my Foster family since December. I have been using eye drops and eye ointment for my dry eyes, altough they feel better, my vision is still limited. FM has been teaching and guiding me up and down the outside stairs. My depth perception is off, and I don’t always know they are there,but It’s ok cause I get to be carried more. The winter here in MA. hasn’t been too bad but I do love to stay in my fleece PJ’s and lounge the day away. I love my FD. When he comes home, I get all excited and wag my tail and stick to him like glue. If he gets up, I get up and follow him like he’s the Pied Piper. If i can’t see him, I start wandering around the house until I fine him. He may be calling me but my hearing is impaired, so he just taps me on my back and I’m so happy to find him again. I need to have a dental; although, I’m not really sure what that means. FM tells me I might feel more like eating if my mouth didn’t hurt. The Dogtor wanted me to get healthy and put on some weight before that is done. Stay tune for my handsome smile.

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


To date we've spent $2211.64 on Maximilian's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $395.00 in donations.
Please donate!

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

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

Precious is a nine year old, 7 pound, Yorkie-Shih Tzu mix. She is being fostered in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

Update 5/25/17

Update 5/25

PRECIOUS - This little girl just can't wait to show you she is as smart as she is cute! Pad trained, a complete house pup, she does not really care for all that grass, but tolerates it when taken out on a leash. Which by the way, she is a perfect little leashed pup. So for all you apartment dwelling potential applicants out there, foster mom has a pup for you. She is totally an apartment dwelling pup.

Precious enjoys being talked to and hand fed, turns around in circles for treats and her tail is constantly wagging. Sometimes it's hard for foster mom to tell that this little pup is real, as she performs as a toy. She's just so stink'in cute. She has shown no aggression to the other pups, even at meal time, and seems to enjoy the romp and playing of the boys as she twirls in circles wagging her tail and offering up her little bark as if to have her say in the fun.

Precious enjoys her open door crate, and prefers the crate to be just her size and empty of bedding. All she wants is a pad on the flooring, and she goes in and out as she pleases, where she eats 2x daily and sleeps nightly. Foster mom had a bed inside and the first night she spent over an hour trying to pull it out. When removed , she settled right down and went to sleep. No fancy bedding in her room. She prefers her bedding to be outside of the crate, where she has two plush pillows she enjoys lounging around on during the day while foster mom works and where she also enjoys the view of house activity when everyone is at home and is romping about. Believed to be an only dog, she certainly is enjoying the activity and companionship of others.

Precious appears to have been teased by small humans and is very reluctant to the human touch. Foster mom is working with her issues however this is a very slow process. Therefore, Precious will not be available for adoption until foster mom can be assured of her acceptance to others. Precious will be placed in a home with NO children and no visiting children under the age of 12. She will also be placed with an applicant that is willing to work with foster mom to achieve a loving relationship with Precious, which would possibly mean someone very local. Not all rescues are easy. UYR and foster mom recognizes the need for companionship for this sweet little girl, and believes she will overcome her trust issues. Patience, love and understanding is much needed , and although it presents a challenge, the recipient of this little girls trust will be a reward like no other. If you feel you are up to the challenge, please submit your application for review. In the meantime, keep a watch on foster mom's facebook page at - A NC Yorkie Rescue Foster to follow this little girls journey and view additional pics and videos on all the NC pups . If you would like to contribute to the continued care of Precious, please select the PayPal button beneath her UYR website profile. Precious thanks you!

Initial Bio

Meet little Precious! She is just as cute as a button. It is clear this little 9 year old girl takes her place as Queen Bee. She is so darn cute, it’s just hard to believe she has just a few little issues we are working on, which is expected with older little girls. Just 2 days ago, she woke up totally unaware that she was going to be delivered by her owner to a shelter where she went through a regiment of shots, fecal test, heartworm test, and the handling by a complete host of strangers surrounded by bars, and then her owner didn't pick her back up. The next day she was so mad and hurt it seems she worked herself up to a stomach upset which at least delayed that spay thing that other lady was talking about. Later that afternoon Precious was delivered to another stranger, Foster Mom, in a thick towel where Foster Mom soon discovered, Precious, although a 9 year old, has beautiful little sharp teeth and she will show those to you without hesitation.

Foster Mom laid her on a big thick pillow in a crate the size of the back seat and talked to her all the way home. Finally arriving at yet somewhere else Precious discovers there are some boys her size there and quickly becomes friends with her new, foster brothers, and settled right into the small crate with a big thick bed just her size, and then she discovered, someone left the door open! So she's been going in and out looking about. Hesitant to eat, she did take a little chicken; as long as you have chicken in your hand, she doesn’t bite at your fingers. It is obvious she does not like for anyone to put their hands near her face or her ears. We don't know if she is house broken yet, however but she does like the comfort of an open door crate. Since the shelter looked her over and she is up to date on her shots she will be spending the rest of the week and the weekend resting and adjusting to her new surroundings. She has a sweet face, and she is full of character, she is a little mess but I am sure she is going to make someone a cuddling little companion. Stay tuned for more about this sweet Precious little girl as she finds out how good Rescue can really be,that lady called Foster Mom is dying to hold and cuddle her, and there will be no more children in her home, just lots and lots of love and patience.


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

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

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

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

THANK YOU TO ROSCOE'S RESCUE ANGELS!

Sheila Coleman, Leslie Corbell, Janet Davidson, Karry Rogers, Jane St. John, Dianne Schultz, Teresa Beament, Wendy Fuhrmaneck, Sheila Coleman, Sandra Wendt, Carol Nelson, Jan Freeman, Sheila Coleman, Elizabeth Steelman, Dianne Schultz, Janet Davidson, Ilene Rand, Sandra Wendt, Susan Smith, Wendy Fuhrmaneck, Brenda Stone, Barbara Carvalho, Walter Firth, Anna Steelman, Vickie Coleman, Sandy Pagnotta, Nicole Boden, Penny Bacon, Erica Czelenk, Fulvia Marino, Sarah Bartel, Carol Gostomski, Lee Filer, Jane St. John, Pamela Reynolds, Karry Rogers, Wendy Fuhrmaneck, Courtney Webb, Irene and Peter Havas Monetary donation for Roscoe in memory of Buddy, Vanessa and Pepe, Teresa Beament, Nancy Meinershagen, Vito Russo, Wendy Fuhrmaneck, Linda Hoover, Eduardo Lara, Irene and Peter Havas in memory of Buddy, Vanessa and Pepe, Renee Little, Nestor Sanchez

5/8/2017 Update. Roscoe, pictured here on the grounds, visited NC State Veterinary Hospital Thursday, 5/4. Roscoe is doing wonderfully since his bilateral cataract surgery! He got a splendid report! His eyes are doing great. Many of his eye medications are now discontinued. The others are now at a reduced dose. He currently is down to 2 types of drops twice daily. He will likely be further reduced at his next visit. His vision is great and the staff at NC State ADORE HIM!

Roscoe continues to thrive in his foster home. Being sighted has made him be more playful, he enjoys the company of his foster brothers and is quite vocal at feeding time and when he wants some attention. He has a sweet little bark is just a little delight. He’s so cuddly you just want to squeeze him, but he’s not too keen on that squeezing idea (lol). He prefers to keep his feet on the ground LOL. However, he also loves to keep his feet near his human’s. A little love bug, with kisses for your nose, and loves to walk near to his human, this little guy is a heartbeat at your feet. If you would like to donate to the continued care of Roscoe, please select his PayPal button beneath his bio. More pics and stories at foster mom’s facebook page: A NC Yorkie Rescue. Thank You!

3/26/2017 Update

Roscoe’s future is so bright he’s gotta get him some shades! Yes sir, this is one happy little pup because . . . . the cone is gone and well you might say he’s just busted out of his shell. His tail wags, he plays with the other pups, he jumps and runs with his foster brothers and well, he’s just a ray of sunshine. He is doing fantastic after his cataract surgery (thank you all very much)! AND he has learned to cope with his eye drops, stands still as he can while foster mom drops them in the corner of his eyes. Then he’s off to run and play again. House broken, does well on a leash, joins right in barking for breakfast and dinner along with his other foster brothers and he gets along well with all of them. Roscoe is still under the care NC State as he has a 3 month and 6 month return visit and will also require yearly visits for check ups. If you'd like to be this pups's lucky furever, well, he's accepting applications because he's now available for adoption. Roscoe’s medical care has been rather expensive and If you would like to make a donation towards his care, please select the PayPal under his bio. For more pictures / videos of Roscoe, tune in to foster mom’s facebook page: A NC Yorkie Rescue.

Update 2/26/17

Eye Believe in miracles. Eye can see for the first time in a very long time. Eye see all my foster brothers. Eye can recognize all the toys on the floor. Eye can see what my food looks like. Eye no longer need the big white plate to eat from, eye can see the small ones like my foster brothers use. Eye can see the dry food in the dry food bowl. Eye can see the green grass, the bark on the trees, the lines in the wood on the deck, the birds that I once only heard, and eye can see the love in foster mom's eyes looking back at me.

Roscoe is home and doing wonderfully. His surgery on 2/24 was a great success and he was released for home on 2/25. He saw foster mom for the first time, and he still smelled of her nose, just to make sure it was really her, and then gave her a sweet little kiss. His tail has not stopped wagging since he has gotten home. His eye drop medication currently is Tropicamide Ophthalmic Solution 2x daily, and Dexameth Neo Poly Ophth 4x daily. He is also taking Carprofen 2x daily. He returns for his first visit in 7 - 10 days and is expected to reduce his eye drops to only 1 medication daily and he will complete his carprofen in 1 week.

You may contact foster mom at the e-mail below and see more photos of Roscoe on foster mom's face book page:

A NC Yorkie Rescue.

Your contribution to help us cover his cost of care can be done by selecting PayPal beneath this bio. Roscoe Thanks You!

UPDATED BIO 02/14/2017: Roscoe is a sweet little love bug. He is a happy little pup and when he knows Foster Mom is home he runs toward her. Because of Roscoe’s cataracts, he can’t see her, but he hears her calling to him and his little tail just wags! Foster Mom picks him up and first he smells her nose, then he gives her a kiss!

As Roscoe’s vision deteriorates, he finds himself bumping into the other pups. His brothers don’t understand and sometimes they fuss at him for being in their way. Foster Mom keeps him close to her to help the others understand. Roscoe has been to the dogtor and it has been confirmed he is an excellent candidate for cataract surgery. His surgery is currently scheduled for 2/24/2017 - but we need your help to reach our goal of $3,000 for his surgery.

Without this surgery, Roscoe will soon be totally blind. As of right now, he can see light/dark only in one eye and a little fuzz in the other. He is only 8 years old, and is in perfect health. Please help us restore his sight, it is such a precious gift and Roscoe has so many more years in which to live, let’s help him see his future unfold.

You may go to UYR's You Caring Fund Raiser for Roscoe Eye Believe or you may donate through the PayPay Donation button below his bio. Roscoe Thanks You. You may view other photos of Roscoe at foster mom’s Facebook page, - A NC Yorkie Rescue - or contact her at laloba1016@yahoo.com.

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

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

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

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

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

Thank you.


To date we've spent $3934.96 on Roscoe's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $3321.00 in donations.
Please donate!

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

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

Sheru is a 7-year-old (estimated), 8 pound Yorkie boy being fostered in Winston-Salem, NC.

Update 5/25/2017

Sheru (Sha-Roo' meaning Lion) has become a favorite of his foster mom's. Sheru is a very happy little pup who enjoys the company of human or pup. He gets along marvelously with his foster brothers, sister and even the cat. He is perfect on the grooming table quietly sitting for brushing, trim and didn't mind the bath half as much as his displeasure with that blow dryer thing. He was very patient on the grooming table for final touches as he transformed into a beautiful Yorkie boy.

Sheru is scheduled for neuter 5/30 where he also will have a dental cleaning. Our vet has reported his teeth are in very good condition needing only cleaning and expects no extractions. As with most pups needing neutering he does mark, however, most dogs cease within 6-8 weeks after their neuter surgery. He follows his brothers in and out, and picks up quickly to the dos and don'ts as he is a very smart boy and foster mom is certain he will be house broke soon after his surgery. Sheru loves the fenced yard where he and his brothers play endlessly all day long. He is a very healthy eater, refuses most of the treats and prefers his wet food 2x daily with a little added boiled chicken, and munches on dry food during the day. He is very considerate of his brothers and sister's food bowls leaving them to eat their food as they do him. Thought perhaps to be a breeder dog, foster mom has promised him a fenced yard, lots and lots of belly rubs, hugs, kisses and a pup friend in which to play with for his furever. So if you have these things to offer this unbelievably sweet Yorkie Boy, you had better get your application in. This little guy will be ready to go to his furever as soon as he recovers from his neuter in about 2 weeks. View additional pics and videos on all the NC pups at foster mom's facebook page - A NC United Yorkie Rescue Foster. If you would like to contribute to Sheru's care, please select the PayPal button beneath his UYR website profile. Sheru thanks you!

Meet Sheru (pronounced Sha-Roo', meaning Lion). Sheru was rescued by UYR after he landed in a kill shelter. Because he is a shelter pup with no prior history available from them we don't really know anything much about his past. He is very matted so we suspect he has been on his own for a while. This sweet boy was discovered just recently by UYR and we were second in line to pull him. His UYR Foster Mom was already on her way to the shelter "just in case" the 1st hold didn't show so she would be right there to whisk him away. The cell phone rang to inform her the 1st hold had not shown up and was asked if she was still interested in getting him. Well, you already KNOW what she said . . .Foster Mom's ETA was 15 minutes. Within 30 minutes of receiving the call Sharu's Foster Mom was bust'in this little boy out and he was on his freedom ride! Sheru had been rescued!

So far Sharu is a very sweet boy and seems very friendly and loving and is getting along great with the other pups in his foster home. During his 45 minute freedom ride he laid quietly in the crate that takes up Foster Mom's back seat, all stretched out on a big soft pillow. He was calm and relaxed because he knew he was safe! He is up to date on his immunizations and basic care but has not yet been neutered so it will be at least a couple of weeks before he can go to his forever home.

This weekend Sharu's foster mom will be giving him lots of TLC, starting with a bath and grooming and assessing his personality and needs. Please stay tuned because he will be shining like a new penny by his next update!

Please help us cover the cost of his care by clicking the PayPal button below and THANK YOU!


To date we've spent $273.24 on Sheru's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $0 in donations.
Please donate!

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

To fill out the adoption application for Sheru click here.
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Zen

Just Chillin on My Blankie
North Carolina
Zen

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

THANK YOU TO ZEN'S RESCUE ANGELS!

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

Update 4/17/17

Zen is doing so much better. His hernias are all healed, stiches are out and although he is still taking his carprofen 2x daily he is doing much better. He still has a small limp, but is managing quite well and Dogtor Ray and Dogtor Jeni do not think it is necessary to do any type of surgery.

Zen enjoys his days laying around on the couch, and exploring the fenced in yard at foster moms. He is totally housebroken, and is quite vocal when needing to go out, just in case you forget he’s around. He loves to love and cuddle and plays peek a boo with you when picked up. He is so friendly he never meets a strange person or pup. Friend to all, a bit curious of Ms. Bella the cat, but tolerates her. He loves to play with toys, balls, or person. He is an excellent car rider, he is great on the grooming table and he is just the best overall gentleman pup you will ever find. His striking poses are picture perfect. View more pics of this stunning Yorkie at foster mom’s Facebook page at: A NC Yorkie Rescue or e-mail foster mom at laloba1016@yahoo.com

Zen’s vetting care has become rather expensive, and if you would like to assist with his mounting vet bills, please select the PayPal beneath his bio to make a donation. Zen would certainly appreciate your help as he is being a perfect little pup during his stay. Thank you.

Update 3/23/17

Zen, a laid back, easy going, loving Yorkie boy who just doesn’t let things get him down. The fleas are all gone, his hair is growing back beautifully, his dental shows off all those pearly whites when he smiles, he has recovered from his double hernia operation and neuter but once again finds himself back on the operating table as another hernia has appeared. Surgery scheduled for 3/24 for his third hernia repair. But he’ll do just fine. It’s only a skin cut, and takes about 2 weeks to heal up. Zen’s front leg is much better, however he is to continue on his carprofen for a few more weeks, and remain on light duty. This easy going pup just takes things as they come. He is the best little patient, he never complains and is a pure delight to have around. He loves to play with his toys, he gets along with all his foster brothers, and he doesn’t mind the cat. He is lovable, snuggable, and cuddleable. House broken, walks well on a leash, talks and even sings sometimes with the radio. He hangs out in the house during the day as foster mom comes home at lunch to check on him. No accidents from this boy, but there’s a pad out just in case. He does not tolerate the crate except to ride in the car, which he enjoys very much. When at home he is fine with being gated.

Zen’s vetting care has become rather expensive, and if you would like to assist with his mounting vet bills, please select the PayPal beneath his bio to make a donation. Zen would certainly appreciate your help as he is being a perfect little pup during his stay. Zen is accepting applications for his furever, and if you would like to view additional pictures of him, please visit him on Facebook at - A NC Yorkie Rescue or you can contact foster mom at the email address listed below.

UPDATED BIO 02/11/2017: Zen is doing wonderful since his last update. He has come through a double hernia and neuter surgery splendidly. He is such a happy-go-lucky boy. True to his name, Zen is very laid back and friendly and playful with all his foster brothers, toys and person. He even gets along with Bella the big black cat!

Zen also loves to snuggle, cuddle and just be with his person. He is a real gentleman on the grooming table. Due to his poor condition upon arrival at his foster home, there was not a lot of time to devote to house-training, but Foster Mom is now working on this and he is doing rather well, having less and less accidents in the home since Foster Mom has learned his bathroom notifications.

When Zen arrived in his foster home, he had a slight limp on his right leg/foot. A prescription of Carprofen {this is an (NSAID) medication that helps relieve the pain and inflammation that occurs with arthritis} was prescribed by the vet. However, after observing him for a bit longer, it was decided to have x-rays done at the same time as his hernia surgery. The vet looked over his x-rays and decided to consult with the orthopedic specialist to get his opinion. The orthopedic specialist said that it is likely that mineralization in the lame area is related and suggested rest and continuation of the Carprofen for 2 months, which should resolve the problem. Zen has no problems with this dogtor order, as he enjoys laying on the couch with foster mom and he asks to be picked up and waits to be put down. While foster mom is away at work, he has a big fluffy pillow to lie on during the day.

Zen’s vetting care has been expensive; if you would like to assist with his mounting vet bills, please select PayPal beneath his bio to make a donation. Zen would appreciate it as he is certainly being a perfect little pup during his stay. Zen is ready for his forever home ~ if you would like to view additional pictures of him, please visit Foster Mom’s Facebook page - A NC Yorkie Rescue – or you can contact at the email below. Zen wishes you a Happy Valentine's Day!

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

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

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

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


To date we've spent $1920.24 on Zen's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $360.00 in donations.
Please donate!

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

To fill out the adoption application for Zen click here.
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Susie
Ohio
Susie

Initial Bio 05/25/17: Susie is a very special dog full of love. She is a special needs dog that is in a wheel chair and wears diapers. She is capable of getting around without the chair and I have often found her standing using the strength of her front legs. She is crate trained but loves to sleep in bed with you. She will need a home that she is the only dog. She gets along well with cats.


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

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

To fill out the adoption application for Susie click here.
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Bert

Bert
Tennessee
Bert

Bert is a 6-year-old, 9-pound Morkie Boy (Maltese/Yorkie) Being fostered in Ashland City, TN.

THANK YOU TO BERT'S RESCUE ANGELS!

Gina and Don Dickerson, Robin Nyberg, Irene and Peter Havas in memory of Buddy, Vanessa and Pepe, Jan Hobbs

Initial Bio 05/14/2017 No, this is not a baby polar bear but rather an adorable Maltese/Yorkie mix named Bert. You would never suspect what this sweet fluff ball has endured prior to making it into rescue. Up until 2 weeks ago, Bert (and his side kick Ernie) lived his life in squalor and neglect. A concerned citizen called law enforcement to report suspected neglect. Soon law enforcement arrived and was stunned to find over 350 animals living in terrible conditions. A large-scale rescue operation involving the Humane Society of the United States, several animal welfare agencies, local rescues and shelters was launched. Bert and hundreds of other animals were seized and transported to various shelters and agencies for emergency care. Covered in urine and fecal matter, infested with fleas, ticks and intestinal parasites, plagued with severe skin, eye and ear infections, and deprived of adequate food and clean water Bert and the others began to receive the care they so desperately needed. Fortunately, many of the younger and healthier dogs were able to receive basic care and be adopted out directly. However, Bert has special needs and could not be placed up for general adoption. Bert has a grade 4/6 heart murmur and his tricuspid and mitral heart valves are not functioning as they should. For this reason, he cannot go under anesthesia to receive the needed dental cleaning and neuter he needs. We are consulting with specialists to determine if we can safely proceed with these procedures. He has had an echocardiogram and is on two types of cardiac medications currently to improve his heart function. Bert has never been socialized and is understandably scared and mistrustful of humans at present. However, after only a few hours in his foster home he is already allowing limited touching and we feel that with adequate time, love, care and patience he will be a great dog. He has no clue what housetraining is and has never walked on a leash or even had a collar or harness on until today. UYR will give Bert all the time he needs to heal physically and emotionally before he is considered for adoption. When that day comes, Bert will need to go to a home where they have the time, patience and financial means to care for him. He will need to be on medication and have specialist follow up for life. Right now he can use all the love and support all of us can muster. Please help us provide for Bert’s medical care by clicking the PayPal button below and Thank You!


To date we've spent $100.50 on Bert's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $75.00 in donations.
Please donate!

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

To fill out the adoption application for Bert click here.
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Ella Claire at the Dogtor
Tennessee
Ella Claire

Ella Claire has a PENDING ADOPTION. She is a 9 year old (estimate), 4 pound Yorkie girl being fostered in Clarksville, TN

THANK YOU TO ELLA CLAIRE'S RESCUE ANGELS!

Tracey Merrick, Debra St. Clair, Karry Rogers, Sandra Wendt, Jayne Lanza, Christine Flaherty, Michele Forrest, Wendy Osborne, Patti Yancey, Wendy Fuhrmaneck, Marilyn Phillips, Regina McGregor, Ralph Long, Debra St. Clair, Sheila Coleman, Emily Basten, Lauren Dosal, Kathy Durante, Teresa Beament, Wendy Fuhrmaneck, Michele Forrest, Leslie Heimback, Wendy Osborne, Jeanette Howell, Lindsay Andrews, Christine Flaherty, Fay Rowland, Fay Rowland, Angie Cagle

Update: April 22, 2017. On April 3rd little Ella underwent surgery to have one of the bigger tumors removed from her chest. Examined was 3 sections of the mammary tumor in which tests concluded was a malignant epithelial mass with a benign mesenchymal component (Cancer). Heartbroken but not deterred we immediately scheduled an appointment for Ella at Nashville Vet Specialist. On April 19th Ella was seen by the oncologist to discuss options going forward. After additional consultation with the surgeon recommendation was to undergo a complete bilateral mastectomy. This would ultimately ensure all the malignant mammary tumors were removed and would give this pint size little girl the opportunity to live the best, longest, happiest, life cancer free !!! So on Tuesday, April 25th Ella goes in for her first of two surgeries, which will also include a spay. We are excited and nervous all at the same time! Thank you for your continued prayers and support for this strong, amazing, resilient, precious little girl.

If you would like to donate to little Ella Claire’s medical cost please visit our Looking For Love page at then scroll to TN to locate her Bio and photo. There is a pay pal button below and Thank You!

Updated Bio 3/20/17

Ella Clair was seen at the Vet’s Office on March 16th for a follow up appointment. She had her much needed dental, additional x-rays, urine analysis, and bloodwork panel, all of which came back good and we were very grateful. The Dogtor decided to postpone her biopsy and mammary tumor surgery until April 3 to give this tiny girl additional time to get her in optimal condition prior to surgery. We also discovered that Ella has luxating patellas but we don't know if these are severe enough to require surgery at this time. These will be fully evaluated at her next visit. On a PAWSITIVE NOTE Ella Clair is getting comfortable in her foster home, has a good appetite and has the sweetest tender personality to match her adorable look! She loves to explore outside and take naps all snuggled in her blanket too. Your continued support offthis tiny Angel is much appreciated! To donate towards her care please click the PayPal button below!

Initial Bio 3/6/17: Ella Claire just arrived in rescue today and it is has been a very eventful day for this tiny princess. Unfortunately for Ella Claire, she wound up in a shelter at the stage of life when she should be spending her days in someone's lap getting nothing but love and belly rubs. We don't know many specifics about Ella Claire's past but we have seen cases like Ella Claire all too many times. She is not spayed, and unfortunately Ella Claire has multiple mammary tumors on her chest wall. While we can't know Ella's history for certain, most intact senior females who have come into UYR with mammary tumors were used for breeding purposes. We feel there is a very good chance that Ella's life before rescue was spent making lots and lots of puppies. Ella Claire also has an enlarged heart, a nasty cough and a mouth full of badly neglected teeth that are in dire need of a dental. Unfortunately, tiny little Ella Claire has a list of medical issues that is larger than she is. That is the bad news.....now for the good. Ella Claire's foster Mom came riding into the shelter today and scooped this tiny fur-ball up and took her straight to the Vet. Ella was overjoyed to be "sprung" from her cage and smiled and danced with delight all the way to the Vet on her Freedom Ride. The Dogtor laid out all of Ella Claire's medical issues to her foster Mom and was soon whisked to the back room for chest x-rays to check for evidence of malignancy. Foster Mom waited, worried and prayed there would be some good news. When the staff and Ella Claire returned to the exam room those prayers had been answered because the x-rays showed only a slightly enlarged heart and a tiny bit of fluid her lungs but were otherwise completely normal. The Vet feels that a little bit of diuretic and some medication to improve Ella's heart function will take care of both of these problems. The next step on Ella Claire's road to recovery will be a biopsy to sample tissue from the largest of her mammary tumors. She will have a much needed dental at the same time as her biopsy and we feel sure she will wake up with a few less teeth. If Ella Claire's biopsy is benign, she will need to have her tumors removed. She also needs to be spayed so this tiny girl is looking at multiple surgical procedures. If the biopsy is malignant then we will do everything we can to keep this sweet girl the best quality of life possible. Ella Claire's medical care will be costly and any support to help us cover costs would be very much appreciated. Positive thoughts, prayers and sharing of her story are also needed and much appreciated. Ella will need to get through all of her surgeries and have time to recover before she can be adopted.

Adoption Pending

To date we've spent $1990.71 on Ella Claire's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $1935.00 in donations.
Please donate!

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

To fill out the adoption application for Ella Claire click here.
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Are You Feeling the Ern???? Ernie that is!

Ernie
Tennessee
Ernie

Ernie is an adorable 10-year-old, 10 pound Schnorkie (Schnauzer-Yorkie mix). He is being fostered in Ashland City, TN.

THANK YOU TO ERNIE'S RESCUE ANGELS!

Jan Hobbs, Jan Hobbs

Initial Bio 5/24/17 Look at this handsome guy! Are you “Feeling the Ern?????” We sure are! You would never suspect by looking at him but this sweetheart has had a really rough life prior to landing in rescue. Up until 2 weeks ago, Ernie (and his side kick Bert) lived his life in squalor and neglect. A concerned citizen called law enforcement to report suspected case of large scale animal neglect. Soon law enforcement arrived and was stunned to find over 350 animals living in terrible conditions. A large-scale rescue operation involving the Humane Society of the United States, several animal welfare agencies, local rescues and shelters was launched. Ernie and hundreds of other animals were seized and transported to various shelters and agencies for emergency care. Covered in urine and fecal matter, infested with fleas, ticks and intestinal parasites, plagued with severe skin, eye and ear infections, and deprived of adequate food and clean water Ernie and the others began to receive the care they so desperately needed. Fortunately, many of the younger and healthier dogs were able to receive basic care and be adopted out directly. However, Ernie is a senior fella has special needs (anemia from severe intestinal parasites, skin and mouth infections) and could not be placed up for general adoption. When UYR was contacted about accepting Ernie we could not resist his adorable face and his sad story so today Ernie landed in his foster home. Ernie has never been socialized and is understandably scared and mistrustful of humans at present. However, after only a few hours in his foster home he is already allowing limited touching and we feel that with adequate time, love, care and patience he will be a great furry companion for some lucky human out there. Ernie has no clue what housetraining is and has never walked on a leash or even had a collar or harness on until today. UYR will give Ernie all the time he needs to heal physically and emotionally before he is considered for adoption. When that day comes, Bert will need to go to a home where they have the time, patience and dedication to work with him and commit to his ongoing recovery and socialization. Right now Ernie can use all the love and support all of us can muster. Please help us provide for Bert’s medical care by going to our Looking For Love page at http://www.unitedyorkierescue.org/?page_id=2

and scroll to Tennessee where you will find Bert’s story and photos. There is a PayPal button directly beneath his story. Thank You!


To date we've spent $0 on Ernie's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $30.00 in donations.
Please donate!

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

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

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

THANK YOU TO MOLLY'S RESCUE ANGELS!

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

Update 4/20/17

Molly is a 12.5 year-old, 5 pound Yorkie girl being fostered in Nashville, TN.

Precious, adorable Molly is slowly becoming more confident. Previously, she was shy and skittish, but now she is curious and eager. She loves to get belly rubs, play outside and cuddle. Her favorite time of the day is dinner time! She likes to make sure all the bowls have the same yummy food and no pup has more than she does.

Spring time means that Molly’s allergies are starting to flare, so Molly takes a special medicine to prevent her from being uncomfortable, itchy and sneezing. She still gets reoccurring ear infections, so foster mom and foster dad joke that she is “frequent flyer” at the DOGtor. She doesn’t like getting her ear drops, but agrees they make her feel better.

Unfortunately, Molly didn’t live a charmed life prior to her foster home! She lived in deplorable conditions as a puppy mill dog. She was forced to produce litter after litter of Yorkie puppies to be sold for profit. Because of this, her physical, mental and emotional health were compromised. She has trouble walking, hearing and seeing. Even though she is becoming more confident, she still startles very easily! Recently, she overcame her fear of collars and now sports a pretty pink one, but she still doesn’t like a harness or leash.

The perfect home for Molly will be one with no small children, other laid back dogs and a life free of a lot of physical demands. She is a true senior pup that would like to retire to a life of snacking and naps.

Since Molly came to us with A LOT of health issues, UYR has spent over $1,200 and we have only received $140 in donations. Also, because of Molly’s age and health there has not been a lot of interest from people to adopt her. If you could please spare some LOVE and change, donate to help keep Molly healthy and happy please click the PayPal button below.

Update 2/26/17

Sweet Molly continues to while away her days napping curled up in her favorite blanket. Molly also likes tummy rubs, treats and meal time. She is still skittish and very adversed to anyone touching her head, ears or mouth. Molly continues to have skin issues and recurrent ear infections but her foster Mom and Dad stay on top of it. Molly has hearing and sight deficits and has a wobbly gait when she walks. Due to Molly's age, physical and sensory limitations and her life living in a cage as a puppy mill girls it is highly improbably that Molly will ever be fully house-trained. A fenced in yard is a must for Molly too because she will not tolerate a collar or a harness. She also dislikes travel by car and gets very car-sick. The perfect home for Molly would be with a human who has a true heart for senior, special needs pups. Molly just needs a safe place with a patient owner who only wants to give her unconditional love.

Molly has had lots of specialist visits, recurrent ear and skin infections and a full neurological workup to rule out serious non-age related illness. All of that carried a hefty price tag of nearly $1200. To date we have collected $140 in donations and we are so grateful for every penny. Please help us get a little closer to meeting Molly’s expenses if you are able by clicking the PayPal button below. Thank You!

UPDATED BIO 1/17/17

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

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

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

Unfortunately, I had a lot of adversity to overcome both physically and emotionally. I have had two dental procedures due to my severe dental disease. I’m also still being treated for the severe dermal yeast infection with anti-fungal medication that makes me feel sickly. I also have two dislocated knees, which my foster family discovered, because they thought I was losing my vision or possibly had a brain tumor (I don’t!). My symptoms included falling down suddenly, uneven balance and shakiness when walking. After visiting the nice specialist, they discovered the culprit was my dislocated knees. Recently, I was diagnosed with a severe ear infection and I am currently on a strict regimen of antibiotics and ear drops.

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

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

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

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

XOXO, Molly

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

Molly can’t be leashed because she is scared of anyone or anything coming near her face, head or body in anyway. It will cause her to cower and squeal. This is the same for diaper and a collar and a harness. She can’t bear anything that will have to go around her head or near her face. This could have to do with how long her mouth hurt her and although it has been fixed, she is still very protective of that area.

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

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

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

Updated Bio 9/15/16

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

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

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

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


To date we've spent $1246.71 on Molly's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $310.00 in donations.
Please donate!

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

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

Meet Mooshey. Mooshey is a 10-year-old, 12 pound Yorkie boy being fostered in Nashville, TN.

THANK YOU TO MOOSHEY'S RESCUE ANGELS!

Wendy Fuhrmaneck, Karry Rogers, Christine Schneiderman, Lauren Coluni

Updated Bio 5/11/17

Hi Yorkie Lovers, It’s me Mooshey! The last two months have been very busy for me and my foster human wants to share with you what has been happening…. (Sorry, I can’t type it myself – I would, except I am blind and can’t see the keyboard, so my foster human offered to update everyone!)

Mooshey is a precious, elderly Yorkie that came to us from an owner surrender. He was very sad at first, because his person passed away, but he has quickly adapted to his new life at his foster home!

Like Mooshey mentioned above – he is blind! However, that doesn’t mean he isn’t full of love and cuddles. At first, we weren’t sure why Mooshey couldn’t see, but after some VERY expensive visits to the DOGtor and specialty DOGtor(s) and extensive testing we now know Mooshey has Progressive Retinal Atrophy. Although, we can’t reverse Mooshey's blindness, we can treat the symptoms of his condition to make him more comfortable. He just takes some special eye drops every day and just like that he is feeling good! Blind dogs do exceedingly well once they learn their environment. Mooshey's blindness was very gradual so he has adapted very well.

Mooshey LOVES cuddling, exploring (yes, he still explores without his sight! He relies on his sense of smell and touch.), belly rubs, hot baths and watching, ugh, listening to his daytime stories from the loud box in the big room with fluffy couch!

Mooshey is ready for adoption and LOOKING for LOVE and a FOREVER family! He will require a family that understands his condition and has the financial means to afford his eye drops and annual visits to the doggie ophthalmologist to monitor his eye pressures. Mooshey will need a someone that is patient and can offer unconditional love! Since he can’t see, walking on a leash is a challenge. A fenced yard or area for him to explore, sunbath and go potty would be PAWSOME! Additionally, he will need a family that is willing to learn to understand, “Mooshey Talk.” Which translate into “this bark: I need to go outside,” “that bark: I need more water,” “loud bark: more cuddles please.”

If you are interested in adopting Mooshey, please complete an application or e-mail his foster human at nashvilletnyorkie@gmail.com

P.S. – It’s always nice to receive a little extra LOVE from you… So please send some love and spare change, so United Yorkie Rescue can continue to LOVE and SUPPORT every single Yorkie. Donate below via the PayPal button.

Updated Bio 3/10/17

Mooshey has had a busy 2 weeks! You may remember, Mooshey is blind but we didn't know why. Since he came to us, Mooshey has been to see the doggie ophthalmologist twice! The first time, they felt that Mooshey's blindness was likely due to a form of retinal degeneration. However, they noticed that Mooshey had a curious "head tilt" and wanted to make sure this wasn't a sign of any neurological problem so Mooshey's next stop was at the doggie neurologist office. He had a thorough exam and no unusual findings were found so it was decided that Mooshey's blindness is indeed from retinal degeneration. This is a fairly common condition in Yorkies and you can read about it by searching on PRA (progressive retinal atrophy) in canines. The good news is that Mooshey is used to being blind and he does great with it. The bad news is that there is really no treatment for this condition and that Mooshey will be living the rest of his life as a blind boy. But please....do not feel sad for this sweet fella....being blind does not hold him down ONE BIT! He is a bundle of pure love! Mooshey is a bit on the chubby side so his foster parents have him on a healthy weight reduction diet and have enrolled him in Yorkie ZOOMBA! (just kidding about that last one folks but we do think he would look ADORABLE in tights!).

Mooshey also has a condition called KCS or chronic dry eye and he will need to have eye drops for the rest of his life. He will also need follow up at the Vet to have his eye pressure readings monitored a couple of times a year as sometimes dogs with retinal atrophy will go on to develop glaucoma.

Mooshey is now up to date on his care and is ready to start the search for his forever home! If you think you are Mooshey's perfect human please apply to adopt him today or email his foster parents for more information!

Also, Mooshey's specialist care has been pretty expensive. We ask that anyone who is able please help us cover the cost of Mooshey’s care. You can do that by navigating to our website www.unitedyorkierescue.org and clicking on the Looking For Love link located on the Blue Ribbon on the left-hand side of our home page. All dogs are listed in alphabetical order by state so scroll down to find Tennessee and you will see Mooshey’s picture and Bio. Right underneath this is a PayPal link that you may use to contribute to his care. We will update everyone after Mooshey has seen the neurologist and we have more to report. As always, thank you for your financial support, sharing of our pup’s stories and your prayers!

Updated Bio 2/25/17

Mooshey is just the most lovable boy on the planet. He came to us from an owner who couldn’t afford to care for him. Mooshey has had a lot going on. He saw the regular Vet who confirmed that Mooshey is blind but recommended that he see a specialist to try to determine the reason WHY. Mooshey saw the doggie Ophthalmologist and he was immediately diagnosed with severe KCS (Keratoconjunctivitis sicca) in BOTH EYES. This can cause blindness over time if not treated but not typically. Mooshey is now on Cyclosporine, Steroid, and lubricating eye drops (3 different kinds) to decrease inflammation and increase tear production but there is more. Signs of retinal degeneration were also seen in both eyes too which may be contributing towards his vision loss. More concerning is that when Mooshey was placed on the floor to observe how he navigates they observed an unusual gait. When he walks, he drifts to the right and has a persistent right “head tilt.” These are unusual findings and may indicate that Mooshey has some type of neurological problem that is the underlying cause of his blindness. Mooshey now needs to be seen by a neurologist to be evaluated. Mooshey’s medical costs already exceed $500 are mounting fast. If the neurologist finds nothing concerning, he will require further retinal testing. We ask that anyone who is able please help us cover the cost of Mooshey’s care. You can do that by navigating to our website www.unitedyorkierescue.org and clicking on the Looking For Love link located on the Blue Ribbon on the left-hand side of our home page. All dogs are listed in alphabetical order by state so scroll down to find Tennessee and you will see Mooshey’s picture and Bio. Right underneath this is a PayPal link that you may use to contribute to his care. We will update everyone after Mooshey has seen the neurologist and we have more to report. As always, thank you for your financial support, sharing of our pup’s stories and your prayers!

Initial Bio 02/11/17: Mooshey (Moe for short) is a sweet, 10-year-old, 12 pound Yorkie boy being fostered in Nashville, TN. Mooshey came to us from an owner who could no longer care for him due to their own medical issues and reached out to UYR for help. We believe that Mooshy is blind. We will have him further evaluated to be sure. He is currently being treated for an eye infection and when that is resolved we will have his vision re-tested. We believe that he has a condition called KCS or Keratoconjunctivitis sicca. This is a very long word that means chronic dry eye. This condition results in inflammation of the cornea and surrounding tissue and without treatment, it leads to blindness and extreme discomfort. We don’t know if we will be able to salvage any of Mooshey's sight but he will likely need daily eye drops to prevent discomfort for the rest of his life. We will know more on this after he evaluated by our veterinarian. For now, Moe is functionally blind and he needs to be in a safe environment that doesn’t have a lot of steps and levels to navigate.

Mooshey is a very sweet and snuggly guy. He is house-trained and ok with other adult dogs. One thing Mooshey is not a fan of is car rides. Mooshey gets anxious and car sick in a vehicle so if you are a fan of traveling with your pets, he is probably not a good fit. He would probably be okay for occasional travel if you plan in advance and arrange for your veterinarian to prescribed some motion sickness prevention for him, but the less travel the better. Mooshey isn’t a huge fan of young children so an adults-only home is a must for this sweet boy. We think Mooshey would do great in a small, single story home with a least one stay-at-home human. If you think you are Mooshey's perfect forever person please apply to adopt him today.

If you are able to help us with the cost of Mooshey's care please click the PayPal Donation button button below and THANK YOU!


To date we've spent $1327.92 on Mooshey's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $95.00 in donations.
Please donate!

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

To fill out the adoption application for Mooshey click here.
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Adorable Odie

Wanna Play?
Tennessee
Odie

Odie has a PENDING ADOPTION. Odie is a 9 week old, 2 pound Yorkie/Pom mix being fostered in Memphis, Tennessee.

Initial Bio:5/6/17

Odie just arrived in rescue today and it has been a busy day for this 9 week old, tiny, 2 pound bundle of energy. This little Yorkie/Pom was seen by our vet today and everyone has fallen in love ! He received lots of hugs, kisses and all his puppy vaccinations. The Dogtor says he is in perfect health..

This precious, compact and feisty little guy is all about love, cuddling and being absolutely adorable ! He loves to play with his toys and could chase his ball for hours – Given that he is so active, he just might be too energetic & tiny for a home with smaller children.

Odie will not be available until he reaches 16 weeks old, but we are taking applications for his tiny tot and sure he will go quick !! If you are interested in giving Odie a forever home or making a donation toward his vet care please complete our application or hit the donation button below !!

Adoption Pending

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

For more information, contact my foster parents at: memphisyorkie@outlook.com.

To fill out the adoption application for Odie click here.
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Oliver Snow
Tennessee
Oliver Snow

Meet Oliver Snow! He is a 5 year-old, 7 pound Maltese-Yorkie mix being fostered near Cookeville, TN.

Initial Bio 5/25/17

Meet Oliver Snow!! He is a Morkie, 5 years old and weighs 7 pounds. This handsome boy came to us as an owner surrender who was unable to care for him. He was a bit of a mess, not groomed, very matted, but the happiest little thing you will ever meet ! So after a much needed hair cut we could finally see what a handsome boy he really is !! He absolutely loves to run around and play with his doggie friends and is very energetic - He is a huge snuggle bug who will sleep right up next to you under the covers totally stretched out. And you will never lack for kisses with this guy around, he loves his people and shows it every chance he gets !!

If you are interested in giving this handsome guy his forever home please contact his foster mom at and complete our on line application. To help us with the cost of Oliver's medical care click the PayPal button below. Thank You!


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

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

To fill out the adoption application for Oliver Snow click here.
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Polly Ana
Tennessee
Polly Ana

Polly Ana is a 2.5 year old, 9 pound Yorkie girl being fostered in Cordova, TN (Memphis area).

THANK YOU TO POLLY ANA'S RESCUE ANGELS!

Sammie Zambon

Well Hello there every Pawdy! It's me, Polly Ana! Wow have I had a crazy day. I had a Momma who loved me lots but her work schedule meant that I spent too much time alone. After lots of soul searching, she decided the best thing for me would be to find a home where I can be the center of attention and as much as I miss her, that sounds good to me! So tonight a nice lady in a red shirt with a Yorkie picture on it met me and my Momma. She was very kind to me and I liked her right away. She let me give her kisses on the hour long ride to her house and in return I got lots of belly rubs. WIN WIN!

I am SUPER ENERGETIC! As in think puppy. I love to go for long walks and car rides. Word of caution.....I am a runner and will FLY out an open door like a rocket. I'm also a climber and an escape artist. Only a tall gate or fence can hold me back.

I love other small dogs so a young playful pup to be my fur brother or sister would be AMAZING! No small children under age 12 please but older kids are fine. I also LOVE to give nonstop kisses until you can't breath. I love to play with toys and tiny tennis balls. I love sleeping in bed with my human. At only 2 years of age I need a human who is home a lot and has 14- 15 healthy years ahead of them to commit to me. I dislike being

crated for very long and much prefer free run of the home. I like to lap sit too.

I am not completely house trained. With my former Momma working it made it hard for me to learn house training because it was too long for me to hold it. So sometimes I go on grass, sometimes I go on pads and sometimes I OOOPS on the floor. I need someone who can be home with me enough to let me out regularly and be patient with me while I learn.

I am up to date on all my care so I am ready to start the search for my FUREVER! Are you my perfect match? If so apply to adopt me today! For additional info on me email my foster Mom at tnyorkiemama@yahoo.com.

Adoption Pending

To date we've spent $0 on Polly Ana's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $50.00 in donations.
Please donate!

For more information, contact my foster parents at: memphisyorkie@outlook.com.

To fill out the adoption application for Polly Ana click here.
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Rocco
Tennessee
Rocco

Rocco is a 9 year old, 11 pound Yorkie boy being fostered in Murfreesboro, TN.

THANK YOU TO ROCCO'S RESCUE ANGELS!

Wendy Fuhrmaneck

Updated Bio 4/30/17

Rocco has been in his foster home a couple of months and his foster family says you will NEVER find a sweeter dog ANYWHERE! His skin issues have cleared up to reveal a beautiful golden blond coat. He has great house manners and gets along wonderfully with other dogs, children and adults. He is super loving and gets very attached to his humans. He gets very excited and spins in a circle when he wants a treat or meal time is at hand. Rocco is house-trained and if taken out regularly he rarely has a “mistake.” Rocco dislikes being left alone so a home where he will have lots of attention and company is a must. He'd love a fur-sibling to be “Besties” with. He also loves to cuddle and sleep with his person. He's very active and loves to go for walks.

Rocco had an illness this past weekend where he had an upset stomach and some GI issues. He had some IV fluids and medication and is feeling much better now but X-rays showed that his liver is slightly enlarged. We will be watching closely to make sure Rocco is healthy and fully recovered so his tests will be repeated in a couple of weeks. Weekend Vet care is expensive, so if you can help UYR with the cost of Rocco’s care then please donate by clicking the PayPal button below. Thank You!

Initial Bio 2/28/17

Rocco just came to his foster home and his foster family is getting to know him. Rocco’s owner could no longer care for him and reached out to United Yorkie Rescue for help. Rocco has been a joy since coming to his foster family’s home. He gets along wonderfully with other dogs, children and adults. He is very friendly and spins in a circle when he wants a treat or is ready to eat. He has had a few accidents but for the most part he potty’s outside. He loves to take walks and for a 9year old he is very spry. Rocco loves to cuddle on the sofa and sleeps in the bed with his teenage foster sister. He has made himself right at home. Rocco doesn’t like to be alone and follows his humans around the house. He is typical

We have had our initial veterinarian exam and waiting on all the results to come back. The Veterinarian says Rocco needs to lose weight but otherwise seems to be in great shape. Rocco will be on a weight reduction plan and have his exercise increased to get him to a healthier weight. He has a strong heart a lovely disposition. Rocco has had some dental issues and only has 4 teeth but they are in good shape. Rocco is on medication for a skin problem but we are sure this will clear up soon. Please stay tuned for more information as we get to know Rocco. One thing we can say for sure, he will make someone a very loyal, loving companion. Please call foster mom for more information.


To date we've spent $904.04 on Rocco's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $10.00 in donations.
Please donate!

For more information, contact my foster parents at: jgm4bama@gmail.com.

To fill out the adoption application for Rocco click here.
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Rusty

Rusty
Tennessee
Rusty

Meet Rusty, a sweet 9-year-old, 12 pound Yorkie boy being fostered near Clarksville, TN.

THANK YOU TO RUSTY'S RESCUE ANGELS!

Karry Rogers, Wendy Fuhrmaneck, Stacy Hanselman, Kim Hawkins

Update 5/14/17

Rusty is not only just the cutest little fella on the Yorkie block, he is also the sweetest! Rusty LOVES life and he loves to live it to the absolute FULLEST! He is such a happy boy. He LOVES to cuddle with his person and gets super excited when it is time to jump in the car and go for a ride. He is housetrained if he is taken outside regularly (every 3 hours or so) and he knows how to walk on a leash. Rusty is just about PERFECT in every way but he does have a cataract in right eye and eats special food because he has severe food allergies. He also takes a pill daily for allergies and a heart murmur. If you are looking for the sweetest furry BFF EVER Rusty will gladly apply for the job. He loves to cuddle and give kisses he wants to be with you ALL the time! When he goes for car rides he loves to have his head out the window to feel the wind in his hair and he wears googles so it doesn't hurt is eyes. After playing hard he likes to nap hard too and he loves his squeaky toys. His “dirty little secret” is that he has a shoe fetish so no foot wear is safe when Rusty is around! Rusty is up to date on his care and ready to find his forever person so if you think Rusty is you perfect match apply to adopt him today! Rusty (and UYR) would also appreciate any contributions towards his medical care. You can do that by clicking the PayPal button below.

Update 4/2/17

Rusty got "Good News" from his dogtor his biopsy came back no cancer. He is doing great in his foster home. He loves to go outside and lay in the sun on the porch and it just makes his day if he gets to go for a ride in the car. He is definitely a lap baby he loves to spend time with his foster family. Loves to give kisses and looking for his furever family. Rusty has food allergies and must be on prescription dog food for the rest of his life and he must go to a home where they have the discipline to allow Rusty to have THIS FOOD and ONLY THIS FOOD. When Rusty gets anything other than his prescription food his food allergies return immediately and he becomes ill. His prescription food costs about $35 for an 8-pound bag. Rusty also has a heart murmur and he takes medication twice daily for this. You can expect to spend about $50 a month on his food and medication at present. Rusty needs someone who will monitor his skin condition consistently and make sure he doesn’t “sneak food” from any other pet’s (or human’s) bowl who also has the financial means to provide for his medical care. Rusty is super sweet and affectionate. We think he would do best with a stay at home mom or dad. He is house-trained but he needs to go out every 2-3 hours.

Updated Bio 2/28/17

Rusty is a very sweet boy who could use some extra help positive thoughts right now. The Doctor found a swollen lymph node in Rusty's neck and felt like it should be checked out by drawing some fluid out of it and examining the cells. The cells are unusual in appearance, which could indicate that Rusty has a blood disease called lymphoma. The Doctor recommended that Rusty have additional x-rays to look for masses in his chest. Thankfully, none were seen. However, we need further testing to determine if Rusty has lymphoma or not. This means that next week, sweet Rusty will have a biopsy of his lymph nodes under anesthesia. The tissue will be sent away for a detailed pathology exam. Hopefully, we will have some answers at that point. In the meantime, Rusty and his foster mom would appreciate your support. If you are able to help with Rusty's care please click the PayPal link below. And stay tuned for updates after his biopsy next week when we hope we have good news to share.

Initial Bio 2/12/17

Rusty is a very sweet, 9-year-old, 12 pound Yorkie boy being fostered near Clarksville, TN. Rusty came to us from an owner who could no longer care for him. Rusty has food allergies that took a lot of time and expense to diagnose. Rusty’s first owner gave up on him and was going to have him put to sleep. He was first rescued by a kind woman who could not stand to see that happen. She invested a lot of time, love and expense on Rusty to get to the bottom of why he lost almost all his hair and was continuously scratching. That took lots of testing, food trials, medication and patience. Then Rusty’s rescuer became ill herself and was no longer to physically and financially unable to care for him. They did the most loving thing and reached out to UYR to make sure that Rusty would continue to receive the special care that he needs and that a wonderful (and hopefully final) forever home for Rusty would be found. Rusty must be on prescription dog food for the rest of his life and he must go to a home where they have the discipline to allow Rusty to have THIS FOOD and ONLY THIS FOOD. When Rusty gets anything other than his prescription food his food allergies return immediately and he becomes ill. His prescription food costs about $35 for an 8-pound bag. Rusty also has a heart murmur and he takes medication twice daily for this. You can expect to spend about $50 a month on his food and medication at present. Rusty needs someone who will monitor his skin condition consistently and make sure he doesn’t “sneak food” from any other pet’s (or human’s) bowl who also has the financial means to provide for his medical care. Rusty is super sweet and affectionate. We think he would do best with a stay at home mom or dad. He is house-trained but he needs to go out every 2-3 hours. He likes to ride in the car and is a good traveler. Rusty needs to get his immunizations up to date and have a well dog check as his last immunizations had to be placed on hold to allow for his skin to heal and make sure that the source of his food allergies was properly identified. We feel that all that is behind him now and he will see the veterinarian soon to get him current on his immunizations. We think he will soon be ready for adoption so if you think you are the PAWFECT person for Rusty go ahead and submit an application for him.

And if you are able to help us with the cost of Rusty's care PLEASE click the PayPal button below and THANK YOU!


To date we've spent $937.32 on Rusty's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $110.00 in donations.
Please donate!

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

To fill out the adoption application for Rusty click here.
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Lulu
Texas
Lulu

Hello from Lulu! Lulu is a a 10 year old, 13.6 pound poodle being fostered in Addison, TX.

THANK YOU TO LULU'S RESCUE ANGELS!

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

Update Bio. 04/13/17. Well tomorrow I am suppose to be going back in for surgery as my nasal drainage was not due to bacteria, but a fistula in my mouth. They need to go and close it. Then I'm off to Texas. My foster mom says that Toto might be adopted this weekend. We are so happy for him but so sad she can't take us both. My foster mom says that when the time is right and person I will be adopted too. I hope that time is soon. I really want my forever family. If you are the right family for me, follow the link below to complete the application.

Update Bio. 03/15/17. This is lulu. Toto and I just had a bath and are running around the house to mess up our combed fur. I are still looking for my forever home and will be in Dallas at the end of April. I am so excited to be in Texas. I am a lil more reserved and quieter than Toto. I need to be with a family with no small kids as I is a lil wobbly on my back feet. If you are interested in adopting me before I leave for Texas, follow the link below to complete an application.

Update Bio. 02/23/17. Update 2/17: Hello everyone! This is Lulu again. I am still looking for my forever home. I had a great Valentine's Day, but found out that I have a fistula, which has been causing all my sneezing. I will have to have surgery to close it up. Also, my foster momma and dad are moving to Dallas at the end of April! I'm so exited, but nervous. I've never been there before. I hope I can find my forever home so I can stay in California. Cali girl at heart!

If you would like to help me stay a "Cali" girl, just follow the link below to complete an application to adopt me!

Update Bio. 01/23/17. The holidays have come and gone. I received so many amazing presents from my foster momma and daddy. I have never seen such beautiful lights and this things called a Christmas tree. I kept trying to get under the tree to see what it was about but FM would not let me. She kept telling me no because I was going to hurt myself. Anyway, it was such a great time. The one gift I didn't get was a forever home. I am being such a good girl and can't wait until I can show how good of a girl I am to a forever family. If you are interested in adopting me, follow the link below to complete the application.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


To date we've spent $1585.29 on Lulu's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $500.00 in donations.
Please donate!

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

To fill out the adoption application for Lulu click here.
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Simon
Texas
Simon

Simon is a sweet 3 year old boy weighing 7 pounds. He has the sweetest puppy face and puppy eyes that will melt your heart. He is being fostered in Lancaster, TX.

THANK YOU TO SIMON'S RESCUE ANGELS!

Stacy Hanselman, Dale LaRocco, Terry Zirlin, Rebecca Berry, Terry Zirlin

Update Bio. 03.15.17. Simon is the happiest little guy! One look at that face (those ears), and you will be hooked!! He has adjusted well and is enjoying life with his foster family. He is a darling little boy who loves to play, but he loves his belly rubs even more. He will patiently wait for you to call him, then he come running over to you and flip over for said belly rub. He is great with his foster siblings and with all humans he meets. In February, Simon was neutered and got his dental. He has recently received his first heart worm treatment, and so far, has done very well. He will be kept on a very restful schedule during his treatment. Simon is, otherwise, a very healthy young man who will be eligible for adoption once he completes his treatment. Simon Says, he is worth the wait! Please keep Simon in your thoughts and prayers as the treatment can be rough and staying "calm" can be difficult for an active 3 yr. old boy. Simon, his foster family and UYR appreciate your continued support.

Update Bio. 2/24/17: Simon will go in to be neutered and get a quick dental before beginning his heartworm treatment. Once the treatments begin, they will continue for at least a 90 day process. UYR and his foster family will make sure he gets the best treatment, care and loved he so deserves. He is getting comfortable in his foster home and really seems to enjoy being with his foster siblings. Be on the look out for updates as Simon begins treatment for those heartworms.

Simon is the sweetest little guy. He loves to have his belly rubbed and gives the softest little kisses. He could use your support since the treatment is expensive. But he could also use your thoughts and prayers since this process will not be an easy one for him. We appreciate our UYR angels; there is no way we could give Simon the care he needs without you! We look forward to the day when this is behind us and Simon can run and play like a Yorkie puppy should.

Initial Bio 2/15/17: Simon was found and rescued from a busy street by a passing motorist (his first angel!). She took him home, and together, she and UYR searched for his family. From his appearance, he either lived outside or had been on the run for a while. We put his photo on social media, scanned for a microchip, phoned all local vets and contacted the local shelter. We waited for his family to look for him but, regrettably, no one came. Simon joined UYR on 2/12/17 after all efforts had been exhausted.

First call of duty was to give him a good bath and a haircut. While se already thought he was darling, a beautiful pup was hiding under all those mats!! Simon then went in for his first vet checkup and tings were going well. Dirty ears, but those were cleaned up. He needs a good dental, but overall his teeth looked great. His fecal was negative and his blood work looked good. Then came the news we didn't want to hear: Simon is heartworm positive. This news is so sad because he will have to endure the very unpleasant treatments for something that could have been so easily been avoided if he had been given heartworm preventative.

Adoption Pending

To date we've spent $784.01 on Simon's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $195.00 in donations.
Please donate!

For more information, contact my foster parents at: Yorkielove0409@yahoo.com.

To fill out the adoption application for Simon click here.
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Oliver
Texas
TX Oliver

Meet the incredible Oliver. Oliver is a 6-year-old, 12 lb yorkie being fostered in TX>

THANK YOU TO OLIVER'S RESCUE ANGELS!

Jane St. John, Judith Graham Burgess in memory of Cookie, Sandy Pagnotta, Wendy Fuhrmaneck, Karry Rogers, Mahmoud Loghman-Adham, Vicki Dykes in memory of Cookie, Hyeran Kim in memory of Cookie, Sandra Wendt, Angie Cagle, Jane St. John, Wendy Fuhrmaneck, Michele Forrest, Patricia Gonzalez-Powell in memory of Cookie, Victoria Konikson in memory of Cookie and Willow, Rebecca Berry-Cacioppo

5/12/17 TX Oliver came home last night. He was happy to ditch the e-collar and get into a soft, cozy shirt that hides all the stitches that he now displays on his underbelly. In addition to the liver shunt repair, he had bladder surgery and was neutered. They biopsied his liver and also are analyzing the bladder stone that was removed. The shirt should keep him from trying to lick his stitches which will come out in 10-14 days. If he continues to do well with no seizures, vomiting, swelling of the abdomen or incision or any neurologic signs, evidence of pain or decreased appetite, he will have blood work and bile acid tests in 6 weeks. He is on an antibiotic, lactulose and a low protein diet. Oliver is also taking anti-seizure medication for the next 3 weeks. He is on restricted activity...no running or jumping for 3 weeks. The ameroid constrictor will close his shunt slowly over the next 3-5 weeks. Although cautious, the surgeon indicated his vitals and progress so far are extremely positive! Oliver's surgical expenses were over $2900 and his vetting with all tests thus far exceeds $4000. UYR has had extensive experience with liver shunt repairs since 2004; the majority of those were done on much younger dogs where a good prognosis is more assured. Oliver was one of only 3 dogs over the age of 3 that we have seen with a congenital shunt and due to the compromised condition of his liver, more testing and greater care had to be undertaken to ensure a successful correction. We would appreciate any support you can provide to help defray these expenses.

Update 5/11/17: Oliver's foster mom talked with the surgeon this morning. Oliver is alert, eating and doing well. His glucose is holding steady which is a good sign. So far his liver has tolerated the new blood flow created by the shunt closure device. It is a "slow close" device so as the days pass and it closes tighter, the risk of his liver rejecting the new blood still exists. The first 48 hours are critical and we are almost there since his surgery took place Tuesday later in the day. He is not out of the woods by any means, but his vet was optimistic this morning and we will take all the positive news we can get. Foster mom has a consultation with the vet at 4:30 this afternoon and hopefully he will be able to come home...a little earlier than originally planned. Oliver comes home with many prescribed medications to keep his little body in check and he will be watched closely throughout his recovery. We still need prayers for Oliver and donations because his surgery expenses are significant. Please help us continue to help Oliver!

Update 5/10/17: TX Oliver did well overnight after his surgery. His vitals are good. He hasn't eaten yet, but this is to be expected. He will be slowly weaned off the pain meds today as well as glucose supplements. He will stay overnight again so the doctors can keep an eye on him. His foster mom is hoping to visit him later today. The surgeon said we're still not out of the woods, but said if his liver wasn't tolerating the additional blood flow, he would have started to show signs of that.

Update 5/9/17: TX Oliver had his surgery today. He was the last case of the day because the surgeon wanted him to have a full day of anti-seizure medication to help with any possible problems with the blood flow in his liver. The surgeon was optimistic because of a variety of things she observed in surgery. He had only one stone left and that was able to be cleared out. Oliver's liver was compromised but still functioning. TX Oliver will remain in the hospital for 3 days to watch for any complications from his surgery and the new flow of blood through his liver. We still need prayers for this sweet boy and help with his medical expenses.

Update Bio. 05/02/17. Oliver is sitting in my lap, and we are talking about the last 9 days. This brave boy has been poked, prodded, scanned, tested and evaluated endlessly. Yet, he is so trusting and loving. On Monday, a scintigraphy and an ultrasound were able to confirm a liver shunt and a bladder full of stones. The bladder stones must be removed surgically. This is not his first bout with stones and will not be his last if the liver shunt is not repaired. Unexpected news (but good news), is that Oliver's liver shunt is congenital and operable. Most liver shunts that aren't detected at a very early age are acquired shunts and inoperable. Oliver is 6 years old so this means his liver has been compromised for most if not all of his life. When the shunt is repaired this will immediately force new blood into the liver. If the liver accepts the new blood flow, that's great news however at his age there is greater risk for problems. Oliver's very best chance at a pain free healthy life is to do all we can to repair his shunt. Surgery is scheduled for Tuesday, May 9th. Oliver and UYR would certainly appreciate your prayers. Oliver is a darling boy who simply deserves to live his life like it's meant to be lived.

Initial Bio. 04/22/2017. Oliver is an incredibly sweet, 6-year-old yorkie who desperately needs our help. All symptoms and tests indicate that he has a liver shunt. His liver shunt has gone undiagnosed for such a long period of time that this poor boy has endured much pain and many complications. In 2016, he was diagnosed with bladder stones; however. before he could have his surgery his bladder ruptured. Once the stones were successfully removed they were identified as urate stones. This type of stone is indicative of more extensive liver issues, most commonly a liver shut in Yorkies. Unfortunately. it was not recommended that Oliver have any further testing done at that time. Oliver is again experiencing th0se same, very painful symptoms. In the last few days, Oliver has undergone testing so that we can get to the root of his problem and get this boy some relief. We feel certain, based on the test results, the vets professional opinion and past experience, that he indeed has a liver shunt. It is also most likely that his bladder is full of urate stones again and these must be removed. He will need to have further testing to confirm the stones, then, at that time, a decision will be made on whether his liver shunt is operable. We need to get this sweet boy some relief and quickly. Tests to confirm bladder stones, surgical consultation and the surgery itself will be expensive. Any support for this darling would be greatly appreciated by Oliver and United Yorkie Rescue. We just want to see this boy live the life he deserves and he will never be able to that without us. Thank you for your consideration in giving Oliver a chance at a pain free life.


To date we've spent $4692.44 on TX Oliver's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $1465.00 in donations.
Please donate!

For more information, contact my foster parents at: Yorkielove0409@yahoo.com.

To fill out the adoption application for TX Oliver click here.
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Emmett
Virginia
Emmett

Emmett is a sweet, 7 pound, 10 year-old Yorkie boy being fostered in Richmond, VA..

Emmett came to UYR along with his fur-friend Snickers from owners with young toddlers and a newborn on the way. The family reluctantly surrendered them both to UYR so that they could find homes where they could receive the love and attention they deserve.

Emmett just arrived in his foster home but so far he is a very sweet boy. He loves to sit close to his human and cuddle. He also gets very excited when the leash comes out and it is time to go for a walk! He loves treats, dinner time, toys, and belly rubs. He is house-trained, crate trained, and leash trained. Emmett is up to date on his routine annual care but is badly in need of a dental and will almost assuredly lose a few teeth when that happens. He will be visiting the doggie dentist very soon and also having a thorough checkup by his UYR Dogtor.

Emmett has just arrived in his foster home so please stay tuned as we get to know this sweet boy better. If you are able to help us with the cost of getting Emmett in tip top adoption ready shape then please click on the PayPal button below and Thank You!


To date we've spent $323.81 on Emmett's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $0 in donations.
Please donate!

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

To fill out the adoption application for Emmett click here.
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Ricky

Ricky and Scout
Virginia
Ricky

Ricky is a sweet 14 year old 9 pound Yorkie male being fostered in Salem, VA.

THANK YOU TO RICKY'S RESCUE ANGELS!

Ilene Rand, Wendy Fuhrmaneck

Updated Bio 3/9/17

Hold on to your hearts Yorkie lovers….This pair of Virginia Gents are Looking for Love!

No….They aren't “The Odd Couple.” They are Ricky and Scout and bonded pair of Yorkie BFFs being fostered in Salem, VA. Scout is the bigger fella. He is 10 perfect years old and weighs 14 pounds. His little sidekick is Ricky, a very healthy 14 year old, 7 pounder. These two have been together for Scout’s entire life.

Ricky is Scout’s best buddy and is the Yen to Scout’s Yang. Ricky prefers to chill out in his soft bed and while away the hours napping and snoring. Ricky snores when he sleeps LOL. He isn't the cuddler that Scout is but he does love to be petted and is a huge fan of yummy treats! Due to his age Ricky needs to be taken out frequently to prevent accidents or he can wear a belly band to help with that too. Ricky is not a fan of steps so he needs a single story home or a person who doesn't mind giving him a “lift” up and down the stairs. He is also a bit hard of hearing which is expected for his age but he is a very healthy 14 year old. He just had a dental and only lost one tooth! Ricky is just a sweet, lovable senior who needs a person to love him and his best pal Scout.

Scout and Ricky are up to date on all care, completely healthy and ready for adoption. They would be great with a retired person or couple or a “works from home” human. No small children please due to Ricky’s advanced years. Neither have been cat tested but they are great with other small dogs.

Scout and Ricky have been together their entire lives. They lost the only home they have ever known and they need to stay together now. If this adorable pair speaks to your heart and you think you are their perfect person please apply to adopt them today or email their foster Mom for additional information at Srodabaugh@yahoo.com

Initial Bio 2/24/17

Ricky is a 14-year-old Yorkie boy weighing about 9 lbs. being fostered in Salem, VA. Ricky came into rescue with his brother Scout when their owner could no longer care for them. We would very much love for Ricky and Scout to be adopted together since they have been pals their entire lives. Ricky is now up to date on his care including all immunizations, microchip, neutering, etc. He has an appointment to have his dental needs addressed very soon since he has quite a bit of tartar built up on his teeth. He will likely lose some teeth but Yorkies do quite well eating regular food even after many teeth are extracted. Since Ricky is an older gentleman he needs to be taken outside frequently for bathroom breaks. He also loves to sleep a lot and needs a soft bed and quiet home to nap. He isn’t too much of a cuddler but loves being curled up in his soft bed next to his foster Mom. At night, he prefers sleeping in his crate. Ricky is hearing impaired. This is probably due to a combination of his age and a buildup of wax inside his ears. He is getting his ears cleaned every day in hopes that this will bring back some of his hearing. Ricky gets along well with other dogs but he has not been tested with cats or children. Mostly, Ricky needs a calm, adults only, loving home where he can while away the days napping and being close to his humans and his brother Scout. If Ricky could be adopted with his brother Scout they would make any human the perfect Yorkie pair and would be the “happily ever after” that both sweet boys deserve. For more information email his foster mom at srodabaugh@yahoo.com


To date we've spent $693.34 on Ricky's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $135.00 in donations.
Please donate!

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

To fill out the adoption application for Ricky click here.
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Scout

Scout just Chillin
Virginia
Scout

Scout is a 10 year old Yorkie boy weight about 14 pounds being fostered in Salem, VA.

THANK YOU TO SCOUT'S RESCUE ANGELS!

Sandy Pagnotta, Marie Walz

Update 4/30/17

Attention please! An adorable dog emergency has been declared!

At 4:14 p.m CDT, this enormously cute 10-year old, 14 pound Yorkie boy named Scout was spotted by UYR officials playing in his foster home in Richmond, VA. Persons seeking a furry BFF in VA and surrounding states should take immediate action to submit an application to adopt.

As you can see this boy is extremely adorable and poses a serious threat to hearts everywhere. Adopters who can hold their breath for long periods of time while Scout delivers nonstop kisses are preferred. Scout LOVES being with his person. He also loves car rides, going for walks and lots of belly rubs. He loves squeaky toys and play time. He would LOVE a fenced yard but frequent leash walks work too. Scout is smart and has learned basic commands at doggie school and he loves to get a yummy treat as a reward. He is house-trained, gets along with other dogs and will make some lucky human VERY HAPPY. Scout is NOT a fan of crates so a home where he can have free roaming privileges is important.

As you can see, Scout is pretty much perfect so stop resisting the forces of adorableness and apply to adopt him today! And please help us pay for his medical care by clicking the Donate button below. Thank You!

Updated 3/9/17

Hold on to your hearts Yorkie lovers….This pair of Virginia Gents are Looking for Love!

No….They aren't “The Odd Couple.” They are Ricky and Scout and bonded pair of Yorkie BFFs being fostered in Salem, VA. Scout is the bigger fella. He is 10 perfect years old and weighs 14 pounds. His little sidekick is Ricky, a very healthy 14 year old, 7 pounder. These two have been together for Scout’s entire life. They obviously are a “Perfect Pair” and we are looking for a very special person to give both of them the fur-ever together home they deserve.

Scout is the extrovert. He enjoys going for car rides and LOVES being with his human, preferably snuggled up close getting belly rubs and attention. He is not a fan of being crated as this causes him a lot of anxiety. He would love a fenced yard to romp, but frequent leash walks would also work. He is house-trained and has great indoor manners. Scout is very smart and he is taking classes to learn commands. He LOVES to get his treat rewards when he does a good job. He also loves to play with squeaky toys especially when his human plays along. He does great with other dogs.

Ricky is Scout’s best buddy and is the Yen to Scout’s Yang. Ricky prefers to chill out in his soft bed and while away the hours napping and snoring. Ricky snores when he sleeps LOL. He isn't the cuddler that Scout is but he does love to be petted and is a huge fan of yummy treats! Due to his age Ricky needs to be taken out frequently to prevent accidents or he can wear a belly band to help with that too. Ricky is not a fan of steps so he needs a single story home or a person who doesn't mind giving him a “lift” up and down the stairs. He is also a bit hard of hearing which is expected for his age but he is a very healthy 14 year old. He just had a dental and only lost one tooth! Ricky is just a sweet, lovable senior who needs a person to love him and his best pal Scout.

Scout and Ricky are up to date on all care, completely healthy and ready for adoption. They would be great with a retired person or couple or a “works from home” human. No small children please due to Ricky’s advanced years. Neither have been cat tested but they are great with other small dogs.

Scout and Ricky have been together their entire lives. They lost the only home they have ever known and they need to stay together now. If this adorable pair speaks to your heart and you think you are their perfect person please apply to adopt them today or email their foster Mom for additional information at Srodabaugh@yahoo.com

Initial Bio 2/24/17: Scout came into rescue with his brother Ricky when their owner could no longer care for them. We want very much for Scout and Ricky to be adopted together since they have been pals their entire lives. Scout is now up to date on his care including all immunizations, microchip, neutering, dental, etc. He is housetrained and will bark when he needs to go outside. He is currently being treated for an ear infection but is otherwise a very healthy boy. He loves going for walks and car rides. Scout sleeps in a crate in his foster home but is very happy when he can get out and run around. He will follow his foster mom around the house and observe everything she is doing. He loves to sit next to his foster mom in the evening. He is also happy laying on the floor by her feet. Scout also enjoys playing with squeaky toys and chewies. He gets along with other dogs but has not been tested with cats or children. Because of his age he would probably be best in a home with children 10 years and older. If Scout could be adopted with his brother Ricky it would make any human the perfect Yorkie pair and would be the “happily ever after” that both sweet boys deserve. For more information email his foster mom at srodabaugh@yahoo.com


To date we've spent $1043.43 on Scout's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $50.00 in donations.
Please donate!

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

To fill out the adoption application for Scout click here.
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Snickers
Virginia
Snickers

Snickers is a sweet, 14 year-old, 14 pound senior fellow being fostered near Boydton, VA.

Snickers is a sweet, senior, Yorkie boy . He is 14 years young and weighs 14 pounds. Snickers is being fostered near Boydton, VA.

Bio 4/21/17

Snickers came to UYR along with his fur-friend Emmett from owners with young toddlers and a newborn on the way. The family reluctantly surrendered them both to UYR so that they could find homes where they could receive the love and attention they deserve.

Please don't let Snickers age scare you off. He is in very good health for his age. He is active, independent and looking for that special human who will not look away just because he has a few miles on him. He is also a perfect weight at 14 pounds as he is just a bigger Yorkie. Snickers has an adorable lop-eared appearance and a beautiful golden colored coat. He is somewhat sight impaired which is normal for his age but gets around just fine. He loves to get treats, go for walks and just spend time napping too. He is house-trained, crate trained, and leash trained. Snickers is up to date on his routine annual care but needs a dental and he will be visiting the doggie dentist very soon and also having a thorough checkup by his UYR Dogtor.

Snickers has just arrived in his foster home so please stay tuned as we get to know this sweet boy better. If you are able to help us with the cost of getting Snickers in tip top adoption ready shape then please click on Looking For Love Link here http://www.unitedyorkierescue.org/?page_id=2

then scroll to VA (all dogs are listed in alphabetical order by state) and locate Snickers’s Bio. There is a PayPal button directly beneath it. Thank You so much!


To date we've spent $332.67 on Snickers's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $0 in donations.
Please donate!

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

To fill out the adoption application for Snickers click here.
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Teddy Ruxpin

Wanna Play?
Virginia
Teddy Ruxpin

Hi every puppy! My name is Teddy Ruxpin!!! I'm a cute Yorkie-Poo boy who is 8 years young and weigh just 10 lbs. I'm being fostered in Fairfax, VA.

THANK YOU TO TEDDY RUXPIN'S RESCUE ANGELS!

Karry Rogers, Wendy Fuhrmaneck, Peter Leon

UPDATED BIO 5/20/17

Since his last update Teddy Ruxpin made a trip to the Doggie Dentist. He had never had his teeth cleaned so he went in with a mouth-full and came out minus 23. Yes, that is correct, he had to have 23 teeth pulled due to severe dental decay. Lucky for Teddy Ruxpin he is equally adorable and able to dine whether he has 3 teeth or 300 teeth but he will need to have his kibble moistened with a bit of warm water in the future. The best news is that he feels 1000% better now that all that nasty infection has been removed from his mouth. He is infinitely kissable now too as his breath is now as fresh as the summer breeze! His foster Mom no longer has to hold her breath while getting serial kisses from sweet TR which is a WIN-WIN situation for SURE!

Teddy has no other health issues except his thyroid levels are a wee bit low which is very common in Yorkies especially those who past their puppy years. He takes a very inexpensive medication for that twice a day and there is no problem giving it to him. EEEZY PEEZY!

As you can see Teddy Ruxipin is just OVER THE MOON adorable! Besides being the cutest guy around he has a long list of highly desirable doggie qualities:

He’s gentle as can be, he’s super loving. He is……..(WAIT FOR IT!)……HOUSE TRAINED! He loves other dogs, older children and just about every living thing he meets. He is super happy all the time and loves to go for walks and have long periods of snuggle time.

Teddy Ruxpin’s perfect home would be one with humans that are home enough to give him the time and attention he deserves. He does not like to be left alone and really dislikes being crated. Teddy is looking for that special someone(s) who won't leave him longer than 4-6 hours a day and won't crate him. He has free reign at his FM's home and prefers it that way. Another playful dog would be a bonus. Teddy is active and loves to go for walks so a fenced yard would be PAWSOME! Word of caution: Teddy sees a door and likes to bolt through it so whoever adopts him should be SUPER CAREFUL that he doesn’t escape. If you think you are Teddy Ruxpin’s perfect match then apply to adopt him today or email his foster mom for additional details at jennrez@gmail.com

Also…..if you are able to help us with Teddy’s dental overhaul which was close to $800 please click the PayPal button below and THANK YOU!

UPDATED BIO 05/11/17: Yesterday, Teddy had a dental under general anesthesia. His teeth were in such bad shape that he had 23 extractions. Some teeth were able to be removed simply by giving them a gentle tug. Teddy only has 3 teeth left and will be given a soft diet from now on. He is a sweet and loving boy and will definitely feel better now that his rotten teeth are no longer bothering him.

Teddy takes an inexpensive medication for hypothyroidism. He's gentle and loving and housetrained. He likes dogs and kids, though we'd prefer a home with older children as Teddy has a tendency to try to run out the door (though it is improving). Teddy deserves a home where he'll be treated like a prince. He'd love a fenced in yard and maybe even another friendly pup :)

UPDATED BIO 5/7/2017: Teddy continues to become more comfortable in his foster home. When his people are home with him, he may sneak away to the bedroom to sleep on his FM and FD's bed. He's often just as happy to curl up on the couch. He gets anxious when his person/people leave and he does try to sneak out the door. We really feel like Teddy would do better in a home with a fenced in yard so he can run and play and no small children who are less careful about open doors.

He continues to have no accidents in the home and unbeknownst to FM, uses wee wee pads. He used one that was out one day when it had been a few hours between going outside. Teddy uses wee wee pads but prefers outside. He really is a great dog with a loving disposition.

Teddy is preparing for his dental this week. His vaccines were updated and his bloodwork, heartworm test, and fecal all were done. All was perfect except it appears Teddy has hypothyroidism. He has been started on a small dose of a relatively inexpensive medication. He will have to have his values rechecked in a month.

Teddy is looking for that special someone(s) who won't leave him longer than 4-6 hours a day and won't crate him. He has free reign at his FM's home and prefers it that way. Another playful dog would be a bonus, as we think here's a playful guy in there just waiting to come out!!

Updated Bio 4/30/17

What a difference a day makes! Teddy is settling is very well to his foster home. He is FAR less anxious and is proving to be SUCH a good boy! He hasn't had one accident in the house. He gets along well with other dogs (he is submissive). There isn't an aggressive bone in this guy's body. He is so sweet.

Teddy scratches at the door a little when we leave the house, but time will tell if that will get better. His previous owner said Teddy did not like the crate so we aren't crating him.

We are still hopeful Teddy finds a loving adopter who isn't away all day and has a fenced in yard for him to run around in :).

INITIAL Bio 4/29/17

So far this is what my Foster Mom knows about little ole me. I'm super handsome and love to give puppy kisses. She shies away from them though. She says it's something to do with my breath. I heard her say I needed a doggy dental in the near future and that I might lose a few teeth? I'm not sure exactly what that is, but I bet I'm gonna feel a whole lot better! (Teddy Ruxpin will be getting his teeth cleaned and possibly a few extracted before he's available for adoption).

I'm also housetrained. No accidents so far for this little guy. I'm already neutered and will be brought up to date on my shots ASAP.

I have a lot of energy. Please take me for walks and run around with me. I'd love a fenced in yard. Foster Mom says she worries I could be a runner, so she's super careful about me near any doors. I like kids that are nice to me, but I think I'd prefer older ones if you have any.

What I'd REALLY like is someone who's home more often that not. Foster Mom is just getting to know me, but she says I seem to be a real "people pooch". I love being with my person and will follow you around the house. She thinks I might have a touch of separation anxiety, but we're just getting to know each other, so we'll see :)

Thanks for reading about me!! And if you like to help UYR pay for the cost of my medical care please click the PayPal button below. Thank You!


To date we've spent $1385.90 on Teddy Ruxpin's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $190.00 in donations.
Please donate!

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

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

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

THANK YOU TO MARLEY'S RESCUE ANGELS!

Helen Plowy, Angie Cagle, Wendy Fuhrmaneck, Sandra Wendt, Lori Anderson

Update Bio. 05/10/17. Marley is such a character. He definitely believes that he is the protector of his foster family. This boy is fearless. Marley came to United Yorkie Rescue after his owner died. It was quickly determined that he was a very sick boy. After fighting for his life with pneumonia, he still hasn't recovered fully. He is still being assessed. At 11 years old, his little knee gives him some trouble getting around but everyone watches out for him. He needs doggy steps, a helping hand, and sometimes just some extra time to get up. He lost his teeth due to severe decay down to his jaw (the infection probably lead to the pneumonia), but he had no trouble eating. His little tongue sticks out and he had to re-learn his favorite activity, lots of kisses. Now he twists himself around just right to kiss every dog and human he can reach. If you are interested in adopting this amazing, little man, follow the link below to complete an application for adoption.

Update Bio. 04/06/17. Marley is an amazing, little boy who loves life. He has a few medical issues that we are working on but can't quite nail down. He has some lingering problems after his long bout with pneumonia. His heart races in spurts, and he has trouble breathing in the wind. Sometimes, he coughs. He will need a home where his health is closely monitored. His back knee that locks up does not seem to be getting any worse, and he is not in any pain. Excellent vetrecordscare a must for this guy's new family. All in all, this senior boy sees every day as a good day. He loves his foster family, both human and canine. He considers himself protector of them all, even his 60 pound big brother. They seriously patrol the yard and keep us all safe, and they snuggle together every night. This little senior always finds time to play with his puppy sister too. He welcomes each new foster and makes them feel at home. You could say he's our UYR welcome ambassador. He just loves being social but also loves alone time with his foster mom. There's a whole lot of personality in this little boy with a big heart. If you are interested in adopting this amazing, little man, follow the link below to complete an application for adoption.

Update Bio. 03/06/17. Marley has improved in the last month. He still coughs, occasionally, and his little knee locks up but he pushes through. He hasn't been able to gain weight but the vet has prevented him from losing any more weight. Marley is a senior boy who will need the perfect home for his needs. He loves other dogs and all people. Marley wants nothing more than to constantly snuggle with his foster mom. Marley's health will have to be closely monitored and any changes addressed with a vet immediately, as he can go down quickly. He loves to go outside in all weather conditions, so a fenced yard is a must. His head will fit through a fence gate so some alterations may be needed. Only local adoptions will be considered and a preference for keeping him with his vet in Waynesboro, PA is a plus. This is a very special boy with so much love to give. He is fragile but full of fire. He melts the hearts of everyone he meets. If you would like to give Marly the perfect forever home, just follow the link below to compelete an application for adoption.

Update Bio. 01/28/17. Marley has had a tough time since arriving at UYR in early December. His dental disease was so bad that he had congestion from the infection. He came home from his dental and neuter with antibiotics but as the days progressed, his struggle to breathe got worse. His vet saw him on an emergency visit and it was determined that Marley had pneumonia. Because he had just been rescued from a high population shelter in NYC, it could not be definitively determined if the pneumonia was from the severe infection or possibly kennel cough. He had already been quarantined with his sister, Violet, and Scarlett who came with them. No one showed signs of kennel cough but Marley still had to go into four weeks of quarantine and his condition was guarded. At 4 1/2 pounds the vet could not guarantee that he would live through this. His foster mom was devastated, as was his sister. Violet had just passed the day before. She was rescued knowing she had very little time left. Poor little social Marley had to have no contact with the other fosters and resident dogs he so loved. It's been four weeks into Marley's convalescence and he seems to be on the mend. But sweet little Marley is not out of the woods. His lungs are still congested and he has been losing weight despite his foster mom's efforts to fatten that little boy up. His doctor feels that he should not be available for adoption until his lungs are clear and he can gain weight. Marley is an amazing, affectionate. tiny little boy. He is 11 years old and runs and hops with the young ones. He will stop all play to be in foster mom's arms and there he will stay contented for literally hours. He is housetrained, pad trained, gets along with all dogs and people, and thinks he is protector of all. He loves to be brushed and will wear bows with no complaints. He rides perfectly in the car and has good leash skills. He loves being outside. Marley does have a luxating patella on his rear leg. It will lock up on him but he can get it unlocked. The vet has thoroughly checked the knee and assures there is no pain, just inconvenience. Marley must be watched at stairs. He flies up and down. Twice he has lost his step and rolled a few steps causing him to limp for about an hour. Now he must wait for his foster mom who monitors his trip. Marley lost all of his teeth during his dental and he has adjusted well. His foster mom hand feeds him to keep him clean but he does tolerate cleaning around his mouth gracefully. He is learning to eat without getting messy. So say a prayer for this tiny little man. He needs to be well.

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

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

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


To date we've spent $1031.54 on Marley's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $1235.00 in donations.
Please donate!

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

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

Percy is a handsome, 3-year-old, 5 lb, baby boy. He is being fostered in WV.

THANK YOU TO PERCY'S RESCUE ANGELS!

Cynthia Duranti, Lori Anderson

Initial Bio. 04/05/17. Percy had a personality that just draws you in. He's funny, entertaining, loving, and gets along with all dogs and people. Three year old Percy is small, so special provisions need to be made in fences and around the home because Percy is also partially blind. He lost one eye and has limited vision in the other. But this does not stop Percy. It is fascinating to watch him as his disability does not hinder him. He's in the best of spirits and loves life. It has been requested that Percy be adopted locally to the Washington County, MD area. If you think you would be the right adopter, please include why when emailing his foster mom as special attention will be made in placing this sweet boy in his new home.


To date we've spent $164.36 on Percy's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $45.00 in donations.
Please donate!

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

To fill out the adoption application for Percy click here.
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Primrose
West Virginia
Primrose

Meet the precious Primrose. She is a 6-year-old, 7 lb. lovey being fostered in WV.

THANK YOU TO PRIMROSE'S RESCUE ANGELS!

Amy Chernault, Keith Powell, Don and Becky Lansing, Jane St. John, Teresa Beament, Wendy Fuhrmaneck, Leticia Peterson, Sharon Dees, Sandra Erosa, , Cynthia Duranti, Nicole Lytton, Sheila Coleman, Sandy Elyahou, John Sauser, Lynne Turner, Mary Cronin, Angie Cagle, Johnell Costa, Karen Smith, Irene and Peter Havas in memory of Buddy, Vanessa and Pepe, Anna Schappaugh, Rita Kleinman, Carol Gostomski, Phyllis Lewis, Leslie Corbell, Bonnie Vaupel, Carol Fessler, Mary Neil, Charlotte Robinson, Christine Flaherty, Karry Rogers, Connie Pfeiffer, Jayne Lanza, Rebecca Root, Trina Hallman, Joyce Foster, Lori Anderson, Linda Neilson

Update Bio. 05/10/17. It's been five weeks since Primrose was rescued by United Yorkie Rescue. It's been quite a journey for such a tiny little girl. In that time, she has transformed from a dog so sick with neurological issues, to a sweet soul on the road to a full recovery. Primrose has a soft covering of peach fuzz over most of her body. She still has some scales where they were the thickest. She still sleeps a lot due to medications. Her physical healing will take a few months. What her foster mom is working on the most is her mental recovery. It seems from the way she walks that she was in a crate for quite awhile. Her back would arch and she would prance a little with her back legs. In these few short weeks, with daily exercise, her body is walking, running, and hopping like it should. Those little muscles just needed to stretch. Due to her poor health and isolation, she did not warm up to her new canine foster family. She is in love with the humans and craves kisses and tight hugs. She is super sweet. But she has been a little distant with her puppy pals. But her brothers and sisters aren't standing for that. All seven are gentle, respectful of her recovery, but determined to show Primrose that she is part of the family and there is nothing to fear. They snuggle with her, peak in on her when she is swaddled with her prayer blanket, and walk with her outside. She is still apprehensive of her biggest brother, but he's giving her space while letting her know that he's there to protect her. Primrose is 6 years old, 7 pounds, and housetrained: either to go outside or on a pad. She's quiet, friendly, and just wants to snuggle. She will be given all the time she needs to make a full recovery. She should be available for adoption this summer.

Initial Bio. 04/10/17. Primrose came to UYR on Thursday, April 6. She spent Friday at her new vet assessing her condition. She came home with a bag of medication and a prognosis of a full recovery. But this will be a long journey. Her vet has never seen a worse case of neglect. Primrose is in horrific condition. Her entire body is covered in thick, hard, rock-like grey scales that are cracking and bleeding. Her ears are infected. Her eye has a divot with limited vision, she has a yeast infection all over her body, and on her first day, she showed signs of a neurological issue. But through all of this suffering, Primrose is sweet, affectionate, and loves to give kisses. She fully trusted her new mom and the vet. She knows she's getting help. You can see it in the cooperative way she receives her care. It is now five days later. The neurological symptoms have disappeared. The vet believed they were brought on by her poor state, and because she is on the road to recovery, this was the first issue to heal. Primrose is miserable and sleeps most of the day. She is in quarantine until her skin test results come back, but it is obvious that sleep gives her relief. Her healing must come from the inside out. She has pain medication but the thick scales that wrinkle and bleed when she bends are so uncomfortable. She has a quiet room where her mom peeks in on her throughout the day. She is pad trained and eats well. Primrose knows she gets tiny pieces of cheese with her medicine and perks up at medication time in anticipation of the treat. Then she eats, crawls up in foster mom's lap for snuggles, them goes right back to sleep. Primrose will have a long but successful recovery. Her foster mom feels that this girl is going to be a pure gem once her sweet personality is back in a perfect body free from pain. Tiny Primrose is a perfect seven pounds and she is six years old.


To date we've spent $409.76 on Primrose's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $1555.00 in donations.
Please donate!

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

To fill out the adoption application for Primrose click here.
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