LOOKING FOR LOVE

Welcome to “Looking for Love.” These are UYR’s rescue and surrender pups. They come in all ages and sizes, but they have one thing in common; They are looking for love. If you have a place in your heart and your home for one of these Yorkies, please, use the provided link to fill out an “Adoption Application.”

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

Thank you for visiting the “Looking for Love” page. Please, feel free to browse the other pages to see all the things we do here at United Yorkie Rescue.

UYR DOES NOT SHIP ITS RESCUES. THE ADOPTER MUST PICK UP THE ADOPTIVE PUP FROM THE FOSTER PARENT'S HOME EITHER BY CAR, OR PLANE WITH THE PUP RIDING IN THE CABIN WITH YOU.




Astro

Astro and new do
California
Astro

THANK YOU TO ASTRO'S RESCUE ANGELS!

Adrienne Talbert, Aaron Ko and Jenny Kuang

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

THANK YOU TO PRESLEY'S RESCUE ANGELS!

Holly Stavis, Cynthia Duranti, Holly Stavis

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

To fill out the adoption application for Presley click here.
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Alli
Florida
Alli

THANK YOU TO ALLI'S RESCUE ANGELS!

John Sauser, Irene and Peter Havas, Nestor Sanchez

UPDATED BIO 11/16/2014: Alli is a 7 year old 9 lb little girl who is being fostered in Eustis, FL.

Hi, my name is Alli. I'm a 7 year old, 9 lb. Yorkshire Terrier girl being fostered in Eustis, FL

I am continuing to settle into my new life in my foster home. My foster parents are very good to me and are helping me adjust to my new life. I have some REALLY GREAT qualities…….I am SMART, affectionate, and as you can see from my picture…..COMPLETELY ADORABLE!

However, I do have some “special” doggie “issues” that any potential adopter should be aware of. You see, in my life before United Yorkie Rescue saved me, I never really felt “SAFE.” Because of that, I am VERY AFRAID of other dogs and do NOT do well around them and have even been known to become aggressive towards them if I feel threatened. I have heard my new foster humans say that I was likely bullied by other dogs before coming to UYR so I don’t feel safe unless I am the ONLY fur-baby in the home. It is also very likely that in my previous life I had to fight to get my share of food. For this reason, I have something called “food aggression.” That means that I don’t like it when someone tries to take my food bowl away and I will guard my bowl even if I don’t want to eat anymore. I also have something called “separation anxiety.” That means I do NOT like to be away from my person and I need someone who will let me be their Puppy SHADOW. I WANT and NEED and DESERVE a human who wants to spend LOTs of time with me.

You see, even though I have some puppy “issues” I LOVE my PEOPLE and I need someone who will LOVE ME just as much! It doesn’t matter if they are male or female or BOTH. In turn, I will give you my CONSTANT affection and be your BESTEST BUDDY GIRLIE! I am very affectionate and LOVE to be picked up, held and lay on my back for delicious belly rubs. I also want to sleep in with my human in their big, soft HUMAN BED where we can snuggle together. I LOVE to play with toys and of course…….I want my human to join in the play TOO!

I am house-trained as long as you take me outside on a regular schedule and don’t make me wait too long. I will also use a potty pad. When I go out to go “potty” I don’t wander far from my person. However, if my human is up for a walk I am ALL IN! I love to go for walks and do great on a leash. I would probably do just fine in an apartment or town house since I don’t have much of a desire to run around outside.

Could YOU be that SPECIAL PERSON who is home a lot wants me to be your ONE and ONLY Personal Puppy Shadow? If so, please HURRY and fill out and application to become my FOREVER PERSON. I CAN’T WAIT TO MEET YOU.

Puppy Kisses, Alli

UPDATED BIO 10/21/2014: Alli is a 7 year old 9 lb little girl who is being fostered in Eustis, FL.

Hi guys, Alli here! I want everyone to know that in just two short weeks, I have settled into my foster home and I am a happy girl. FM says I am a little timid around new humans, but I love my foster sister. I listen well and walk perfectly on a leash! I even know a few basic commands like "sit". I am pee pad trained and I go outside as long as I am on a schedule. Did I mention that I LOVE to play fetch? I like to sleep in my humans room at night, but I don't have to be in the bed with them, just as long as I know they're in the same room. I'm go to see the dogtor again soon for an update on my skin, but FM thinks I'm doing better. Stay tuned for more!

INITIAL BIO 10/14/2014: Hi, my name is Alli. I'm a Yorkshire Terrier. I am 7 years old and weigh 9 lbs. I'm currently being fostered in Miami, FL

My previous family was unable to care for me so they took me to the local animal control and asked for help. The shelter called UYR and they stepped right up to take me to my new foster home.

FM took me to the vet where they did all sorts of tests. See, I've got flea allergies. My skin is sensitive and those little buggers have been on me for a long time. The dogtor told me and FM that with steroid treatment, antibiotics and medicated baths I would be back to my beautiful self in no time! I'm missing a lot of hair around my body but the dogtor said that it should grow back. That makes me so happy. I'm a social butterfly and I love to meet new people and go for walks. I want to be out and about and enjoy the good life. Be sure to check back soon for another pup date from me. In the mean time, I'm settling in quite nicely in FM's home. Hugs and Kisses, Alli


To date we've spent $303.58 on Alli's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $145.00 in donations.
Please donate!

For more information, contact my foster parents at: dawn.white@djrconsulting.biz.

To fill out the adoption application for Alli click here.
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Annie
Florida
Annie

THANK YOU TO ANNIE'S RESCUE ANGELS!

Sandy Pagnotta, Blanca Balboa, Jenifer Hawkins, Renae and Jerry Sutley , Sarah Davies, Skye Davitkov, Barbara Carvalho, Cindy Ellingson, Sonia Laboy, Irene and Peter Havas, Colleen Thompson, Skye Davitkov, Lindsey Gardner, Kandi Cahill, Ya Zhi Liu, Nina Tow, Carol Gostomski, Andrea Dyal, Debra Ellzey, Teresa Kiraga, Donna Parrish, Joni Gutchen, Irene and Peter Havas, Nestor Sanchez

UPDATED BIO 10/13/14: ANNIE is a 6 y/o, 14 lb Female Silky Yorkshire Terrier being fostered in The Villages, FL.

Hello everyone – while Annie is taking a nap, I thought I’d bring you up to date on what’s been happening. Annie has been entertaining us with her happy personality. If she can’t get our resident Yorkie, Charlie, to play with her, she’ll play with a toy by herself, shaking it and tossing it in the air and running and catching it. Of course, sometimes the toy ends up on a table or in a sink, but she just waits for us to retrieve it and she’s back at her game again. Keep in mind that Annie has only one eye, so sometimes the toy lands on her blind side, but she doesn’t give up. If it comes down, she’ll find it. Annie knows her manners and will sit nicely for a treat and will lay down when told. She and Charlie need to lose some weight, so they’re both on diet food and they love it. She gobbles hers up with no problem. Her occasional treat is a dental bone (for clean breath and teeth…). Annie loves going for rides in the car and/or golf cart and she sits quietly in both. She’s happy to greet anyone who comes to our home once we’ve told her “It’s okay.” Otherwise, she’s quite the watch-dog. Annie is just a well-rounded, good natured little girl, who is a loyal companion. I’ll let Annie write her own update next month (if she’s still here). Annie's Foster Mom

Update 09/21/14: Annie is a 6 y/o, 14 lb Female Silky Yorkshire Terrier being fostered in The Villages, FL.

Hi Everyone - Annie here! Well, after all that surgery and stuff, I'm finally free and able to run and play like everybody else. Phew! I've moved into a new Foster Home in The Villages, FL with a resident Yorkie named Charlie and a resident African Grey Parrot named Bogie. Bogie has learned my name and keeps calling me and asking if I want to go for a walk or tells me to go get the ball or tells me to sit. At first, I was going a little nuts, but now I've learned all his tricks and just ignore him, just like Charlie does.

My Foster Parents took Charlie and me to a park where we could run and play ball with other doggies or just sit and absorb the sun. What a great time I had. I sure did get my exercise. I do like to lay on the grass and work on my tan. My fur is growing in pretty good and FM promises I can get a pretty ribbon for my head soon. After all, I am a girl.

I don't think I'm supposed to tell you this because FM might get in trouble, but she and FD let me sleep in bed with them (and Charlie too). FM lets me sleep on my side right next to her and she cuddles me. It feels so great to have her arm around me. I don't think Foster Parents are supposed to do that, so don't tell anyone...

FM explained to me that some day I'll be leaving this home and go to my forever home where I'll have just as much fun and be loved just as much as I'm loved now. Will you be my NFM and/or NFD (New Forever Mom and/or New Forever Dad)? Till next time, Annie.

Update 08/22/14: Annie continues to get better and better everyday. On the down side her weight is up to 16 lbs but she has been sedated and on a no exercise restriction. On the bright side she is walking much easier without the rod in her leg. She is at the vet's today for a check up and we are praying to have her screws removed and have her released in another week. As you can see, she is getting very relaxed with her car rides and vet visits. Hope to hear from you soon!!!!

Update 07/23/14: As of today, the surgeon has decided not to release Annie at this time. Even though she is getting stronger and the bone is healing, he does not feel comfortable removing her apparatus yet. The surgeon wants to keep Annie under medical observation for at least another month. Will let you know how she is going at that point.

Updated Bio 7/23/2014. Annie is a 6 year old Silky Terrier who weighs about 14.8 pounds. She is being fostered in Gulfport FL. As of today, the surgeon has decided not to release Annie at this time. Even though she is getting stronger and the bone is healing, he does not feel comfortable removing her apparatus yet. The surgeon wants to keep Annie under medical observation for at least another month. Stay tuned for updates on Annie and check back often to see how she is doing!

Update 07/15/14: Annie's weight is 14.8 and still believed to be about 6 years old. Foster mom said she is progressing like a pro. She has not been allowed any exercise, so her stamina has been very limited, but she is deciding she doesn't want the stroller walks anymore and is going further on her own. She has shown us she loves to play with toys and has beautiful house manners. I do believe Annie was much loved along the way as she is such a loving soul. Annie would appreciate being the only dog in the house as she is an attention hog!!!

Annie will go up to complete strangers with her tail motoring and beg for hugs. She does ride very quietly in her car seat and usually curl up and sleep. She does NOT like to be crated and will let you know!!! She continues to display her house training, she will use her pee pads when necessary. Annie has also shown she can adjust to different situations and will quietly wait at home while you go to work or go along where you go and attract attention and pets from everyone she meets. Annie can do condo living or would do well with a house and yard setting. She would love either a family with children or a single parent at home 24/7, she is very versatile. Please consider adopting Annie and you will be forever happy ;-)

Updated Bio 6/24/14 Annie is approximately a 6 year old Silky Terrier who weighs 14.8 pounds. She is currently being fostered in Gulfport, FL.

A lot has happened with Annie in the past weeks, so as she goes thru her 3rd surgery today, a little about what we know. We are considering her to be approximately 6 years old, weighing14.8 lbs. Once she heals losing at least 2 lbs would be a good idea for her optimum weight.

Week 1, Annie had surgery to put a rod in her broken leg. Week 2, she had her spay, dental and 8 mammary tumors removed. Yes, we said 8, not 1 or 2, but 8. Week 3, the rod in her broken leg is moving out of place and is causing a raging infection, so back into surgery. The good news, the leg is healing and they think they are going to be able to repair it and not amputate.

Annie continues to have the most positive attitude her foster mom has ever seen in spite of all this, human or canine. She loves people both big and small. As she is not of the pocket size, she would love to have a family, but is very happy to sit quietly with her person and pass the day away. She gets all excited when the leash comes out for walk time and is house broken. If she is forced to be inside for long periods of time, she is perfectly fine with using a pee pad.

Please consider welcoming Annie into your family, everyone she has met has been impressed with her beautiful disposition.

Initial Bio 5/26/14 - Annie is a 5 - 6yrs. old Silky Terrier that weighs 14lbs. and is currently located in Miami, FL. Our sweet Annie came into UYR with a wound on her leg and head. She is missing her left eye but it appears as though she has been missing that eye for sometime now. Annie will be visiting the vet first thing tomorrow morning to assess the extent of her injuries.

Although it's only been a couple of days FM says that Annie is an absolute gem. She loves to be with her FM and always has a happy tail even though we know that she is in a lot of pain. She appears to be completely house trained as she has not had any accidents. She's so smart! We're hoping that after tomorrow's vet visit we will receive some positive news for our sweet Annie.


To date we've spent $4110.16 on Annie's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $1094.00 in donations.
Please donate!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

THANK YOU TO BROWNIE'S RESCUE ANGELS!

Jo-Ellen Gasior, Lorna Marrero, Carol von Cannon, Tracy Longo, Marion Gramcko, Sandra Johnson, Dana Marx, Sarah Davies, Connie Pfeiffer, Kathie Stander, Jane St. John, Dorothy Underwood, Mary Cronin, Sileste Roy, Andrea Dyal, Teresa Kiraga

UPDATE 11/01/2014: BROWNIE HAS BEEN ADOPTED ~ YEAH~

UPDATED BIO 08/18/2014: BROWNIE is an adorable 13 y/o Silky Terrier who weighs 12.5 lbs; he is being fostered in The Villages, FL.

Brownie is doing amazingly well! He has discovered all the lizards and frogs in the yard and is a great hunter! He loves being outdoors and going on walks. This is one active dog. He jumps over the threshold when coming into the foster home, and also loves to play with toys. Brownie gets along with both large and small dogs and also kitty cats. He is very easy-going and also loves to play with toys, but we are working on the “bring it” and “drop it” commands, lol! Now, don’t think Brownie is an “old man” at 13 years young – he is in top-notch shape and can walk much longer and faster than FM! He can jump up on the sofa just fine, although his foster parents don’t encourage that; they would prefer that he ask to be picked up and he is catching onto that quickly.

Brownie especially loves his Foster Dad and recently FD had to go into the hospital. He missed him so much and liked to stay by the door that FD uses to come into the house. He was sooooo happy when FD came home that he gave him lots of kisses and stayed close to his side.

Because Brownie had bladder stones that were determined to be Calcium Oxalate stones, he will need to have RX food for the rest of his life to discourage the recurrence of stones. However, even with RX food, lots of water and monitoring, the recurrence rate of this type of stone is 20-40% within 2 years. The vet advises that the best way to help to prevent stones from forming is continuing to feed canned Royal Canin SO food, along with lots of free choice water and an ultrasound every 4-6 months. The ultrasound can find small stones, which can be flushed out before surgery is needed.

Brownie is house-trained and will either bark or go to the back door when he needs to go out. If his foster parents don’t pay attention, he will come to FM and get up on his hind legs and paw at the air with his front paws – so darn cute!

Please don’t turn away from Brownie because of his age – he is very active and loving and would be a perfect little gentleman for an empty-nester or retired couple.

UPDATED BIO 04/26/2014: BROWNIE is an adorable 13 y/o Silky Terrier who weighs 12.5 lbs; he is being fostered in The Villages, FL.

Brownie has fully recuperated from his recent cystotomy; 10 stones were successfully surgically removed from his bladder. Poor Brownie has probably had this issue for at least a year, straining to urinate and having to urinate often ~ his urine was flled with blood. But he is all better now and his true trusting and loving personality has definitely emerged now that he is feeling better.

Brownie is a true gentleman who waits for Foster Mom or Dad to exit a door first, and then will exit behind; he also walks like a champ on the leash now. He pulled a bit at first, but with a little correction, he is now perfect on the leash. He loves loves loves long walks and is always eager to go on them. Brownie wants to please his person so much that a small correction, usually only 1-2 times, is all that is needed. He is house-trained and will either bark or go to the back door when he needs to go out. If his foster parents don’t pay attention, he will come to FM and get up on his hind legs and paw at the air with his front paws – so darn cute!

Brownie gets along with both large and small dogs and also kitty cats. He is very easy-going and active. He loves to play with toys, but we are working on the “bring it” and “drop it” commands, lol! Now, don’t think Brownie is an “old man” at 13 years young – he is in top-notch shape and can walk much longer and faster than FM! He can jump up on the sofa just fine, although his foster parents don’t encourage that; they would prefer that he ask to be picked up and he is catching onto that quickly.

Because Brownie had bladder stones that were determined to be Calcium Oxalate stones, he will need to have RX food for the rest of his life to discourage the recurrence of stones. However, even with RX food, lots of water and monitoring, the recurrence rate of this type of stone is 20-40% within 2 years. The vet advises that the best way to help to prevent stones from forming is continuing to feed canned Royal Canin SO food, along with lots of free choice water and an ultrasound every 4-6 months. The ultrasound can find small stones, which can be flushed out before surgery is needed.

Please don’t turn away from Brownie because of his age – he is very active and loving and would be a perfect little gentleman for an empty-nester or retired couple.

Update 03/18/14: Poor Brownie. Had to have a cystotomy and two of the stones were in his urethra - ouchie! He had 10 total stones in his bladder. And he had a dental. And a neuter. And he is 13 years old. Hope his recovery is uneventful. Bless his heart..

INITIAL BIO 03-13-2014 MEET BROWNIE! Brownie is an adorable 13 year old Silky Terrier who weighs 12-1/2 lbs; he is being fostered in The Villages, FL.

Brownie was reluctantly surrendered by his owners because a member of the household was allergic to him. He was very well cared-for and loved in the only home he has ever known. His best friend was the kitty cat, who also had to be re-homed and he misses her very much. Brownie is a very active senior dog! He is house-trained and will also use pee-pee pads on rainy days. He is getting adjusted to his new foster home where there is a resident 14 year old male yorkie, so the two of them may become buddies, and then he won’t miss his kitty cat friend so much.

We have observed that Brownie is urinating blood and whines as if he is in pain. The whining may also indicate that he is very very sad and misses his family very much. He stays by the front door looking for him - this is so sad. He will see the vet immediately to determine why he is urinating blood. Pray for good news for this sweet boy.


To date we've spent $1093.31 on Brownie's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $360.00 in donations.
Please donate!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


To date we've spent $518.45 on Dolly's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $0 in donations.
Please donate!

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

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

THANK YOU TO FRANKIE LANE'S RESCUE ANGELS!

Leslie Carpenter-Sprout

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

UPDATED BIO 11/06/14: Meet Maya! Maya is a 9 year old, 12.5 lb Yorkie, being fostered in North Port, FL.

Maya is a bit chubby, and should lose a pound or more. She lost her home through no fault of her own and is looking for a new lease on life. She has only been in her foster home less than 24 hours, but so far, she has proved to be very sweet and quiet, and gets along with the other dogs and cats. She does seem to be confused and depressed over why she is no longer with her people, and keeps looking at the front door, waiting for them to return.

Maya will be going in for a dental, blood work and shots next week. And after, she will be available for adoption.

Maya can go with other animals, but at this point, we think older dogs that won't bother her or try to play with her would be best. Well behaved children who are used to small dogs are also fine.

Check back soon for further updates and pictures of this sweet little girlie.

Initial Bio. 11/5/14 Maya just came into UYR today. She is 9 years old and weights 12.5 pounds, She is currently being fostered in West Palm Beach, FL.More information and pictures on Maya coming soon.


To date we've spent $533.00 on Maya's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $0 in donations.
Please donate!

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

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

THANK YOU TO MUSHU'S RESCUE ANGELS!

Erin Mellini, Renae and Jerry Sutley, Angela Gunter, Sandy Pagnotta, Angela Gunter, Tim Wooten, Mary Cronin, Paul Sherman, David Jacklitch, Malena Cueva, Jeselle Kempis, Jane St. John, Maria Vinat, June Lee, Crysmyra Hopkins, Irene and Peter Havas, Cara Pensabene, Heide MacLean, Linda Lewis, Siobhan Mullen, Laura Gilder, Paul Sherman

Mushu is walking. Check out this video!

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

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

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

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

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

Update 09/07/2014: Mushu is a 3.5 year old 4 lb little guy who is being fostered in Miami, FL. Mushu is still on steroid therapy and is getting around with limited ability to balance. The doctor advised us to try to wean the steroids, but that didn't work, as he regressed to barely being able to stay upright for more than a few steps. We are going to invest in some thin foot coverings so he does not get so many blisters when he walks. As long as Mushu is happy and healthy and relatively mobile, he will have a place to stay here with his foster family. We are awaiting a consult with a neurologist to give us a better prognosis as to his potential to improve.

In the meantime, Mushu loves the outdoors and does best on soft grass. He is 100% housetrained and prefers outside to the wee wee pads. He is the best little boy. We are pretty confident that whatever is happening with him is in his brain - specifically the area that controls balance. Steroids do not treat the cause - only the symptoms..... We hope Mushu defies the odds and begins to improve.

Update 08/17/2014: Mushu is a 3.5 year old 4 lb little guy who is being fostered in Miami, FL. Little Mushu is a very sick boy who has had quite an eventful week. Mushu was found in a parking lot last weekend and was picked up by a good samaritan. Later that day, he was reported to have had progressive weakness and inability to move his legs. He was then brought to the local shelter where United Yorkie Rescue was urgently contacted. Due to his neurological symptoms and grave prognosis, the shelter needed UYR to take him immediately. He couldn't eat on his own or move his legs. One of our members went and picked him up and brought him to the vet first thing the next morning.

Mushu's owner was identified through social media, and it turns out that he has been dealing with weakness in his legs for the past 3 months. She surrendered Mushu to UYR because it was obvious he was going to need intensive therapy and care.

We discovered that Mushu has ehrlichia, a tick-born illness. We are unsure if his symptoms are completely related to the ehrlichia or if something else is going on. Mushu is still currently unable to stand but can take a few steps at a time. He has shown some improvement in the past week. Mushu is on steroids and doxycycline to deal with the ehrlichia. We are hopeful that there will be further improvement. This week, Mushu will undergo massage and trigger point therapies to hopefully stimulate rehabilitation and help him to regain balance and use of his legs.

This little boy has so much spunk and fight in him. He wants to walk so badly. Please keep Mushu in your thoughts and prayers. If you can help towards his vet bills, we would very much appreciate it. Our paypal address is auntiem@unitedyorkierescue.org. What Mushu needs most of all are prayers. The video shown is one of the best walks he's had since rescue. He is still very ataxic and can't go but a few step before he falls. He does better outdoors where there is better traction for his feet. Keeping our fingers crossed this little guy gets stronger and stronger.

INITIAL BIO 08/11/2014: Mushu was just rescued from the shelter. He is 3 years old and weighs a mere 3.7 lbs. He cannot stand on his legs right now. He will be taken to the vet first thing in the morning. Please stay tuned as we try and help this special little boy!


To date we've spent $706.53 on Mushu's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $638.00 in donations.
Please donate!

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

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

THANK YOU TO PETEY'S RESCUE ANGELS!

Nestor Sanchez, Andrea Dyal, Nestor Sanchez

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

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

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

See ya soon,

Petey aka Mr. Pete

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

THANK YOU TO RALPH'S RESCUE ANGELS!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Adoption Pending

To date we've spent $2800.00 on Ralphie's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $4109.00 in donations.
Please donate!

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

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

THANK YOU TO SAILOR'S RESCUE ANGELS!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

UPDATED BIO 03/24/2014

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

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

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

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

UPDATED BIO 02/02/2014

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

THANK YOU TO SCOUT'S RESCUE ANGELS!

Sandy Pagnotta, Traci Vanover, Brenda Bargers, Beth Leintz, Renae and Jerry Sutley, Linda and Billy Camp

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

SCOUT NEEDS YOUR HELP.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


To date we've spent $379.64 on Scout's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $188.00 in donations.
Please donate!

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

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

THANK YOU TO TATER TOT'S RESCUE ANGELS!

Irene and Peter Havas, Andrea Dyal, Nestor Sanchez

UPDATE: 11/13/2014

Tater (Tot) is a 4 year old, 10 pound, Yorkie boy now being fostered in Clearwater, FL. He has had a busy couple of years! Tater was surrendered by his original owner in 2012 because he started going backwards on his housetraining and escaping from the yard. He was welcomed into UYR and adopted fairly quickly. One year later, Tater was returned. His adoptive family said he escaped from their home up to 6 times a week. He was urinating inside often and "destroying their home" when they were away. Just wait... there is more to his story.

Tater spent the next 9 months in his first foster home being worked up by the vet for his excessive water intake and urinating. Tater seems obsessed with water and he drinks and drinks and drinks, then of course, pees and pees and pees. The vet concluded, after lots of normal blood tests and scans, that Tater's problem is psychological. His first foster home had many other dogs and Tater is so insecure, he didn't know where he fit in, yet again. This poor boy even started fighting with one of the other dogs, so he had to find a new home that was safer for him and had a bit more time to help him find his place in this world.

NOW, he is in his second foster home with only his FM, FD and one other little dog who likes to sleep (A LOT). Tater has shown no sign of aggression. If anything, he was pathetically submissive initially. He would avoid all eye contact and collapse on his back onto his FM's lap, pleading for affection. Slowly, Tater is coming out of his shell and it is so awesome to watch his confidence grow. He is not interested in toys yet, or playing with the other dog. He generally pretends the other dog doesn't exist. He loves exploring the backyard and chasing off any bird, squirrel or lizard that is trying to trespass. We are not too sure Tater would do well in a home with cats. The poor kitties may get a little more exercise than they'd like from him trying to chase them out of his house. In between backyard patrol sessions, Tater just wants to lay on the couch and keep an eye on his family.

Onto his urinating issues... Tater is still in LOVE with water, but he is starting to leave some in the bowl on occasion as opposed to consuming every possible drop until his belly is bloated. We offer water on a schedule so he always knows more is coming but still keeping him from over-consuming. He is great about going potty outside until his people leave the house. If someone is home, he will alert you to his need to go into the yard, or he will wait until the scheduled (and frequent) outing. Tater has significant separation anxiety that makes him frantic when he is left at home. He will run around in a fit and urinate out of stress and fear. One recent example: FM left to run an errand with the other dog while Tater and FD stayed home. FD walked out to his car to grab a book and when he returned 30 seconds later, scared Tater was standing in the front room in a giant puddle of pee. The front door was not even fully closed. Confining Tater would only make the situation worse as he would injure himself on any crate while desperately trying to escape. His teeth show signs of wear and flattening from his life of stressed behavior. The original vet recently started him on a low dose anti-anxiety to hopefully help Tater handle his fears and lessen the frantic behavior and urinating. The medication may help him learn in time, but this may also be an issue Tater will struggle with his whole life. Any potential family for him needs to be okay with the possibility that they will be cleaning up some puddles after running an errand. Tater knows where he is supposed to go, so it is not a training issue. He is very smart, urinating is simply the behavior he has learned in response to anxiety. It has been such an active behavior for so long, it may be something he will never grow out of in spite of a very loving and patient family. We do not want anyone to think this is temporary, or be overly confident in their ability to "re-train" him and then abandon this poor boy again when their expectations are not met. Like mentioned before, Tater knows the rules, he just cannot control his stress. Any kind of punishment would be adding fuel to his fearful fire.

Tater needs a home with someone keeping him company all day. He is simply too scared to be left alone and that fear brings out all of his bad habits. He also needs a fenced backyard or someone who can take him on a walk at least 3-4 times a day. The fenced backyard has been working very well in his foster home. FM or FD always stays outside with Tater while he is exploring and doing his business so he knows he is still not alone. If Tater was left outside by himself, he may find a way, or dig a way, out of his yard. When he has company, he is happy to do his business and come lay right next to your chair and soak up your companionship. You'd really never know he was so anxious when you are with him. He is one of the calmest pups when he has company and he quietly keeps to himself.

Due to the lack of consistent structure though his life, I think Tater is simply needing a constant companion to show him that there is nothing to worry about and he will always have someone on his side. Tater is so afraid of being alone in this world and has unfortunately had the experiences to validate his fear. Let's change his future and show him he will never have to be afraid and alone again. Tater may be a little needy at times, but all he wants is to share a room with you (every minute of every day).


To date we've spent $891.45 on Tater Tot's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $170.00 in donations.
Please donate!

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

To fill out the adoption application for Tater Tot click here.
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Tommy
Florida
Tommy

INITIAL BIO 11/10/2014: hi, my name is Tommy. Boy have I had a ruff week. You see, I came REALLY REALLY close to having to cross the Rainbow Bridge. If it wasn't for my foster mom and some other quick thinking rescue Angels, I wouldn't be here (by the way, here is in Ft Myers, FL!)

Ok, so I'm 4 years old and almost 8 lbs. I was originally brought to a big scary shelter in South Florida. I was rescued and was in one of the shelter's foster homes, but was returned a week later for high temperatures and a seizure! The shelter only gave me a few hours to live. What I didn't know was how many people were working behind the scenes, arranging the speedy transport. A nice lady came to get me and whisked me off to a nearby vet (who was sooo nice to me).

Anyway, I never had another seizure. The Dogtor thinks it was some kind of infection which caused the temperature..... And that the fever caused the seizure. All I know is that while I have a touch of kennel cough at the moment, I certainly wasn't ready to cross the Bridge! So thank you UYR.

Now, a little about me..... Foster mom says I'm quiet and a little sad. I wiggle my little butt when she comes home, but I keep to myself. She does try to cuddle with me, and I do like that.

I potty outside except when she's gone a long time. My food got changed up so its not my fault. I pee pee outside when I go for a walk.

I know I'll come around. So much has happened to me that I need to feel safe and loved... And FM is doing a good job of that. Thanks for everyone who is thinking of me. I like other dogs and people so far. I just need a little TLC. Kisses - Tommy.


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

To fill out the adoption application for Tommy click here.
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Ty
Florida
Ty

11-24-14 Initial Bio -- Meet Ty. Ty is our newest little fellow and when I say little, he is barely 3 pounds. He is 11 years old, and just had a birthday a few days ago. Tiny Ty is being fostered in Leesburg, FL.

Ty only came to us yesterday, but we do know a few things about him. He was very stressed out and anxious living in his former home with a toddler who only wanted to make him her play toy. He is so small that he looks like a stuffed toy and she chased him all over the house to get him to play with her. He spent all his time running away from her and cowering in his crate.

Ty is a little too skinny. He really needs to be closer to 4 pounds, so his foster parents are going to work on fattening him up a little. He has shown no fear in his foster home, and seems to be relaxing now that no one is tormenting him or chasing him all over.

Ty will need some vaccinations and a well doggie check. He will also need to be microchipped. He will be taken to the vet soon. His foster parents think he may be house trained as well as potty pad trained, but does need to go out often. He is getting along just fine with his new foster sisters, who are also very small.

We do know that Ty CANNOT go to a home with children at all. He needs an older person or couple who want an adorable teeny little lap dog who only wants to sit on their lap and be held and petted all day long.

Please watch for an update on Ty as his foster mom and dad get to know him better. This is one sweet, tiny little fellow who needs a calm, quiet, peaceful forever home. Maybe you are exactly that person.


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

To fill out the adoption application for Ty click here.
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Jade
Georgia
Jade

Initial Bio 11/23/2014

Jade is a sweet 5 year old 8lb Yorkshire Terrier female being fostered in Suwanee GA. Jade came to UYR from a family who loved her enough to realize they were too busy to give her the time she needed. They wanted the best for her; which means a family that has the time to love on her, take on long walks plus play with her. United Yorkie Rescue stepped in to help find Jade the PERFECT forever home she deserves. Jade has JUST ARRIVED at her new foster home.

Jade is a perfect little princess and would like to be treated as such. She still has a playful nature though she is not much interested in toys. She loves to run around the backyard. Jade has a long undocked tail which is unusual but it’s the way all Yorkies are born. Did you know that tail docking is actually banned in many countries around the world? Jade is proud of her tail and waves it behind her like a flag or curls up with it while she sleeps. She is very well behaved and while her owner says she barked excessively she has yet to demonstrate it in her foster home. She does bark when excited or when you really should be paying attention to her anyway but never excessively. Her house training is coming along nicely and she hasn’t had an accident in the house in many days. She would much prefer going for a walk or romping around the back yard when she needs to do her business. She sleeps in bed with her owner and spends the nights curled up in between the pillows at the head of the bed where she likes to be cuddled. She rides well in the car, is only vaguely interested in cats and is good with other dogs although she’d rather not have to put up with a puppy. Jade is well behaved with well behaved children but would really rather be the center of attention herself.

Jade politely asked to say a few words on her own behalf. “ I’m Jade and I am a little confused about all this traveling. I went for a ride with my family and they sent me away with someone who says he is my foster daddy and who promised me that he won’t let me go until he finds me a forever family that can give me all the attention I deserve. I think that’s sweet. He says I’m sweet. Isn’t that sweet? So far I am very happy in my foster home and it was easy fitting in. There is one puppy that won’t stop pestering me though. Puppies! They are so immature! I promise I will be a good girl if you can love me and I’ll love you forever and ever and ever! I’ll give you kisses several times a day and dance every time you come home! I’d love to have a forever family for the holidays. I’m looking for you every minute every day because I know you’re out there somewhere!”


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

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

To fill out the adoption application for Jade click here.
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Snickers
Georgia
Snickers

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

THANK YOU TO IZABELLA'S RESCUE ANGELS!

Irene and Peter Havas, Cynthia Duranti, Sherri White

Update 08/10/14: Hi!! Everyone Izzie here!! Just wanted everyone to know I'm doing good. I'm getting lots of good food & rest. I have a lot of soft beds and blankets to choose from. My tumor had not gotten any bigger the last time I had an ultrasound. The doctor thought maybe it had shrunk just a little. I will be having another ultrasound soon to check on it. My foster Mom says I am pretty just like a little fox. I have pretty red fur. I am 10 yrs. old & I must have been a real good momma for those puppy mill breeders to make me have puppies for so very long!! Now I am retired & just waiting for someone to want an older girl like me. I really am a little afraid of children so a home with someone older would be wonderful. I wouldn't judge them just because they were older & retired!! A few nice people have donated for my care but no one seems really interested in giving me a furever home. My foster mom says she doesn't mind how long I stay since I never bark & I am a very quiet calm little girl. Well gotta go I just had my dinner & Foster Mom washed all of the beds & blankets so I think I'll go have a nap!!

Update 06/02/14: Izabella had her spay & dental. She has 3 canine teeth left since the others were very infected & in bad condition. It is apparent to the vet that she had several botched up C-sections. When he went to do her spay her uterus just disintegrated. He also found a tumor the size of a golf ball. He said it was possibly caused by the bad surgeries. It was in a spot that would have been hard to remove with out maybe damaging a kidney so he left it alone.She is a very sweet quiet girl. She loves to eat & loves sleeping on a soft dog bed & blanket. She has never been on a leash so she would love a fenced backyard to roam around in. She loves to just walk around sniffing all the smells in the yard.She would do best in a home with adults that have a lot of love & patience to give. Izabella is 10 yrs old & weighs 9 lbs. She has beautiful red & brown toned fur. If you think Izzie is the girl for you please fill out the adoption application.

Initial Bio 05/08/14: Izabella Is 10 years old and weighs 8.8 lbs. She has a breeder release & has spent her entire life making puppies for her owners profit. She is a very shy & obviously neglected girl. It seems as if she has never been outside or has had any real human contact. She is very quiet & shy & does not seem to be bothered by her foster brothers & sisters. She has some very badly infected teeth & will be having a dental & be spayed on May 25th. She has apparently never been on a leash & she is not housetrained yet. She needs a quiet home with someone patient & willing to work with her. We will post more about her as we get to know her.


To date we've spent $999.51 on Izabella's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $75.00 in donations.
Please donate!

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

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

THANK YOU TO MADELINE'S RESCUE ANGELS!

Paula Shal, Cynthia Duranti, Esmeralda Martinez

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

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

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

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

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


To date we've spent $1813.30 on Madeline's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $75.00 in donations.
Please donate!

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

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

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

THANK YOU TO MAVERICK'S RESCUE ANGELS!

Cynthia Duranti

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

Love, Maverick

Love,

Maverick

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

Updated Bio 11/06/14: Stella is a 2 year old, 11 lb. Yorkie mix (we think Yorkie + Schnauzer) being fostered in Deerfield. Stella was dropped off at a high-kill shelter by her owner who could no longer care for her. Stella is shy at first, but then warms up easily. The more people she meets, the more confidence she gains. She got an A+ from the vet during her exam and an A+ at PetSmart, where she was just groomed! She gets along well with children and other dogs. Stella is housetrained and would do best in a home with a fenced-in backyard. She also walks nicely on a leash. Stella likes giving little kisses and loves receiving affection in return. She is a snuggle bug and does not like to be alone at bedtime. However, she has no problem with her crate/x-pen during the day. Stella is spayed and up to date on her vaccinations. All she needs now is a Forever home to call her own!

Initial Bio 11/02/14: Stella (FKA Snickerdoodle) is an 18 month old, 11 lb. Yorkie/Schnauzer mix being fostered in Deerfield. Stella found herself at a high-kill shelter after her former owner turned her in because could no longer care for her. She is shy with new people, but very sweet. She does best with women and loves car rides. She does great with other animals and does not mind children. She loves going on walks and will let you know when she has to go outside. If you are interested in Stella please email yorkierescue1@gmail.com or complete an adoption application on our website.

Adoption Pending

To date we've spent $235.50 on Stella's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $0 in donations.
Please donate!

For more information, contact my foster parents at: yorkierescue1@gmail.com.

To fill out the adoption application for Stella click here.
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Bandit
Indiana
Bandit

THANK YOU TO BANDIT'S RESCUE ANGELS!

Kimberly Bandusky, Irene and Peter Havas

Initial Bio - 9/23/14 : Bandit is a 5 month old, 4.9 pound male being fostered near Tipton, IN. Bandit found himself in trouble when he started limping and it was discovered that he had a bulging deformity on his right front leg, near his foot. When taken to the dogter, he was found to have a fracture of both the bones in that leg, near the foot. His family was unable to afford the surgery to fix the leg, so Bandit was surrendered to UYR to get his broken leg repaired. Bandit is currently at the Animal Hospital having surgery on his leg and will return to his foster home tomorrow.

Stay tuned for an update on Bandits progress and as we get to know him better, we will share more about his personality. We do already know that Bandit loves to cuddle and give kisses. We are currently taking applications for his adoption, but Bandit will not be available to go to his furever home for approximately 6-8 weeks, until he is released from medical care and his leg is healed.


To date we've spent $968.60 on Bandit's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $70.00 in donations.
Please donate!

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

To fill out the adoption application for Bandit click here.
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Desi
Indiana
Desi

THANK YOU TO DESI'S RESCUE ANGELS!

Raye Mayhorn, Casey Savelli, Raye Mayhorn, Marsha Bernhardt, Lois Forrester

Update 08/05/14: Hi Everyone, Desi here. I've been with my foster Mom for a few months and she knows way more about me now. I now weigh 3.4 pounds and holding. I eat prescription canned food that foster Mom gets from my Vet. I have 2 medications that foster Mom puts in my food to help with my IBS. I love people and enjoy a lot of cuddling. I do not do well when left home alone so I would very much like a home where my family will be home with me a lot. Because of my small size and a previous jaw injury I would not be ok for a home with children. Because of my medical needs the best place for me would be a home in Indiana so I can be near my Vet. Foster mom says I am a real sweetheart and I sure love hearing that.

Initial Bio 11/18/13: Meet Desi. He is a FRAGILE little guy who weighs a tiny 2.1 lbs. He is estimated to be between 2-4 years of age. We are not sure of Desi's past, but it appears his jaw has been broken. Desi is a real sweet heart. He loves people and loves to cuddle. He has energy and is an affectionate dog, despite his size and condition. Foster mom says Desi has a lot of spirit and is hopeful that he has a bright future. Desi's vet recommends a 3 pound weight gain before he can be considered for adoption, so in the meantime, please keep Desi in your thoughts and prayers. A donation in his name would also be appreciated.


To date we've spent $1522.67 on Desi's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $400.00 in donations.
Please donate!

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

Love, Teddy


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

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

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

THANK YOU TO BENJI'S RESCUE ANGELS!

Todd Loccisano, Todd Loccisano

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

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


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

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

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

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


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

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

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

THANK YOU TO DIVA'S RESCUE ANGELS!

Cynthia Duranti

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


To date we've spent $628.71 on Diva's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $20.00 in donations.
Please donate!

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

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

THANK YOU TO PEANUT BUTTER'S RESCUE ANGELS!

Rush Jolly

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


To date we've spent $373.68 on Peanut Butter's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $10.00 in donations.
Please donate!

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

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

THANK YOU TO CHIP'S RESCUE ANGELS!

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

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

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

Chip

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

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

https://www.youcaring.com/UYRsurgeryforchip

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Chip

Adoption Pending

To date we've spent $4380.00 on Chip's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $4530.50 in donations.
Please donate!

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

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

THANK YOU TO GIBBS' RESCUE ANGELS!

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

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

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

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

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

Sir Gibbs

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


To date we've spent $4082.67 on Gibbs's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $83.50 in donations.
Please donate!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


To date we've spent $688.15 on Ginger's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $0 in donations.
Please donate!

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

To fill out the adoption application for Ginger click here.
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Dolly of Texas
Texas
Dolly TX

Update 11/14/14: Hello, it’s Dolly from Texas checking in to give you an update. I am such a happy little girl; I wag my tail so fast my whole body wags with it. My FM says I’m quite the little Diva too. I like my food bowl set in the same place every day and I prefer my treats broken in half. Now don’t get me wrong, I want the whole treat, just one half at a time. I did not grow up with siblings but I have 3 in my foster home. I have adjusted well to the idea and I buzz around the house with the rest of the gang. I have some really great news; I have not had an accident in the house in 2 weeks. I go outside or use my little pad every time. FM gives me a small (broken in half) treat for this so I have learned very fast because I like treats, a lot!! I am older and small so I don’t really like anyone to come at me too fast. I am great with children but they move around so quickly and that frightens me. I absolutely love to sit beside my FM and just be loved on. I sit by my FD really often too and my FM gets jealous. FM thinks my ideal home would be with someone who is looking for a sweet little loving companion to be at home with. I would not mind if I have a fur sibling if they are small like me. If you think I’m just what your home needs please drop my FM a note!!

Initial Bio 10/22/14: Hello, I’m Dolly and although I have been in my foster home for only a few days FM says I am ready to tell you a little about myself. My humans were older and both passed away only a few months ago so FM is so proud of how brave I am and how quickly I have adjusted. I lived with a new family for a few months but they were very busy and I was very lonely. I have been to the doctor and I must have studied my tests because I did very well. I am HW neg and my veterinarian said my blood work was near perfect. I weigh about 6 pounds and I am told that’s a good weight for me. My skin is a little irritated but we think we can clear it up with timely bathing and grooming habits. I always wait to go outside to take care of business but I’ve only been left 3-5 hours at a time (we are going to work on pads next and will keep you posted). It only took me a few minutes to fit in with my foster fur-siblings however I was an only fur-child in my former home. I’m not sure which I prefer but I do like a lot of attention so I think I would like to be part of a family where someone is home with me much of the time. My humans were older and I always had someone with me until recently. Although I have plenty of energy I really like to sit by someone on the couch and sleep in the bed with my FM and FD. I am a good eater and will sit for a treat when offered. I am great with (grand) children but I only see them for short periods of time when they are visiting. FM says I am a precious and sweet little girl who will make the right family very happy!


To date we've spent $525.58 on Dolly TX's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $0 in donations.
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For more information, contact my foster parents at: Lturner0409@yahoo.com.

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

Bio coming soon


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

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

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

THANK YOU TO LEXIE'S RESCUE ANGELS!

Sandy Pagnotta, Tina Dorenbecker, Holly Stavis

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

Update 11/18/14: Mandy has shown to be a dominant girl who should be the only dog in the home.

Update 09/04/14: Mandy continues to be a loveable little girl who is ready to go to her foster home. She's a healthy and happy girl who has been great with her foster sister, and loves meeting people on her walks with foster mom. Mandy has a little anxiety when she encounters a large dog on her walk, and it appears that she will be happier in a home with another dog her size or smaller. She also has fun playing with children, and will wander around the backyard endlessly checking out all the plants and bushes. Some of her cutest moments when only her little wagging tail is visible in the flower bed. Mandy loves her squeeky toys, but will listen when you ask her to stop tearing them apart, at least until you turn your back! She loves to steal them from her foster sister when she gets a chance. Mandy is looking forward to her forever home.

Initial Bio 07/01/14: Mandy found herself handed over to rescue when her owner died. She was moved around a few times and landed in the arms of UYR. She's an absolutely sweet little girl who will be six on July 8. She's very healthy, perfect blood tests, and no heart worm, which can be a big problem in Texas. Mandy loves people, and will be happy to be by your side. She loves to go on walks and play with squeaky toys! Mandy is a big girl, 19 pounds, and the vet thinks she'll be better about three pounds lighter. Just think of it as having that much more love to give. Mandy gets along with other dogs, and I'm guessing children, but we haven't tried that yet. It doesn't appear that cats are a problem, but we haven't had the opportunity to know for sure yet. What we do know is that she is housebroken, loves to give kisses, wants a furever home. Does Mandy sound like the perfect companion for you? Please fill out an application to adopt if so. Mandy will be a happy pup.


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

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

To fill out the adoption application for Mandy click here.
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Max
Texas
Max

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

THANK YOU TO MAX'S RESCUE ANGELS!

Jan Clasen, Linda Baldree, Sharon Mason, Sharon Arreguin, Roberta Witman, Letty Guerrero, Olga Soure, Lynne Turner, Marisela Sanchez,Malena Cueva, Patricia Forgione, June Taylor, Missy Wilcher, Barbara Carvalho, Irene and Peter Havas, Linda Vargas Robles, Cheryl Scrupski, Raimundo Ilarraza, Jane St. John, DeAnn Deutsch

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


To date we've spent $3137.93 on Max's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $2655.00 in donations.
Please donate!

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

To fill out the adoption application for Max click here.
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Trey

Leg post surgery
Texas
Trey

THANK YOU TO TREY'S RESCUE ANGELS!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

We will keep you posted on his progress.

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


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

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

To fill out the adoption application for Trey click here.
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Daphne

Ready for camping
Wisconsin
Daphne

THANK YOU TO DAPHNE'S RESCUE ANGELS!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


To date we've spent $6517.05 on Daphne's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $2608.00 in donations.
Please donate!

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

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

THANK YOU TO OPAL'S RESCUE ANGELS!

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

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

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

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

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


To date we've spent $3138.66 on Opal's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $1455.00 in donations.
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For more information, contact my foster parents at: sandimwendt@yahoo.com.

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

BIO Updated 6/27/2014

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


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

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

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

THANK YOU TO WOODY'S RESCUE ANGELS!

Irene and Peter Havas

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


To date we've spent $0 on Woody's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $20.00 in donations.
Please donate!

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

To fill out the adoption application for Woody click here.
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