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LOOKING FOR LOVE
Welcome to “Looking for Love.” These are UYR’s rescue and surrender pups. They come in all ages and sizes, but they have one thing in common; They are looking for love. If you have a place in your heart and your home for one of these Yorkies, please, use the provided link to fill out an “Adoption Application.”
Your adoption application will be processed as quickly as possible. It is UYR’s mission to get the perfect home for our beloved Yorkshire Terriers.
Thank you for visiting the “Looking for Love” page. Please, feel free to browse the other pages to see all the things we do here at United Yorkie Rescue.
UYR DOES NOT SHIP ITS RESCUES. THE ADOPTER MUST PICK UP THE ADOPTIVE PUP FROM THE FOSTER PARENT'S HOME EITHER BY CAR, OR PLANE WITH THE PUP RIDING IN THE CABIN WITH YOU.
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Benji is the coolest of cool Yorkies at 11 pounds and 6.5 years old being fostered in Mobile, AL.
"Benji has been waiting patiently for his forever home. He will be the best buddy you ever had and the love you give him will be returned back to you every day."
THANK YOU TO BENJI'S RESCUE ANGELS!
Karry Rogers, Jennifer Tobiansky, Aileen De La Rosa, Holly Stevens, Holly Stavis, Holly Stavis
Updated bio 2/2/2016 Benji an amazing 6.5-year-old, 11 pound yorkie mix, He is being fostered in Mobile, AL
This super sweet big hunk of a snuggle muffin is really looking for a forever home. Now that his days of being on the streets are over he is learning to love the luxury of a real home life.
Benji still loves to run around in the backyard to make sure there are no squirrels on the ground! During his outside time his foster mom has always accompanied him. He may run around but always makes sure he can see her. When she says, "let's go inside," Benji RUNS to follow her. He doesn’t want to be alone without her. He loves his people so much.
Benji will let you know when he has to go potty. He still wears a bellyband in the house at times in case he has an accident. Foster mom puts one on him when she leaves as a precautionary measure.
Benji walks great on the leash and is fine in the car. He gets along with other dogs and he likes older kids too.
Benji is a total snuggle bug. He loves attention but does not demand it. He will quietly follow you into a room and sit as close as possible until you pick him up. If you are sitting on a sofa he wants to be touching you. At night he prefers to sleep on the bed but will not crowd your space (he likes to sleep at the foot of the bed).
Though Benji only has one eye (a result of his life before United Yorkie Rescue) he gets around just fine. He may have a little trouble seeing you from the right side, but it is not a problem.
This wonderful boy has been waiting patiently for his forever home. He will be the best buddy you ever had and the love you give him will be returned back to you every day. If beautiful Benji sounds like the perfect addition to your family please fill out an application. You will not be sorry. He will give you unending loyalty and love!
Updated bio 1-8-16 Benji is the cutest guy. He is 6.5 years old and weighs a perfect 11 pounds. He is being fostered in Mobile, AL.
Being the cool dog that he is, Benji wants to speak for himself.
Wassup? It’s me BENJI-- former Street Dog and now loving the easy life with Foster Mom. Life on the street was tough for this here dude. As you can see I lost an eye and had a few gross bug problems. United Yorkie Rescue fixed me all up, and man look at me now!! Ain't I a Handsome Hunk?? People tell me I got that rascal-pirate look goin’... just adds to my cool swagger...It's all good.
As cushy as life is now, it will be OUTSTANDING when I get one of those Furever Homes. You've got a good-looking, comfy lap, right? Give good belly-rubs? Don't mind me sleeping at your feet in your bed with you? (Promise I will respect your space!)... That's what I'm talking about! I also need a fenced backyard to let me have what I love most - OUTSIDE time! Nothing like singing the song of my people with the other boys in the Hood. I get restless if I have to spend my whole day inside - even if it is in luxury. A fellow's got to move, and if I ain't sleepin, I'm movin!
There are several of us dogs here, and we all get along nicely. Most of them follow Foster Mom around all day, but I am more of an independent sort of guy...Foster Mom appreciates that about me. I have been trying to learn what Foster Mom calls "house manners.” It’s not so easy to give up my street ways, but Foster Mom says I am doing sooo much better.
On account of this one-eye thing I got going on, if you have some bigger kids, that's cool. They just need to be old enough to watch out for me to avoid collisions and stuff like me getting stepped on. It’s because I don't always see what's coming so you can't always count on me getting out of the way.
So what do you think? You know you want me! I'll make you so happy! Just contact those nice United Yorkie Rescue people at Unitedyorkierescue.org and tell 'em you want BENJI, the cutest and the best boy in the neighborhood. You know I’m the pal you’ve always wanted. I’m wishing and hoping and waiting to see your adoption application. So come on, do it!
Benji update 12/15/15 Benji was once a sad, depressed, and lonely street dog until United Yorkie Rescue stepped up for him. No one else had to, since like most of the little dogs UYR rescues, Benji had a variety of medical issues including tick sickness, kennel cough, a gaping wound where his right eye was should have been--but wasn’t, and badly needed dental work. UYR got him a loving, caring foster home, and fixed him right up!
Benji is now a healthy, happy, always-moving and grooving 6-7 year old, 12 lb., one-eyed, super cool cutie! But I will let HIM tell you just how cool he is.
Hello, it’s me Benji...Man, this place is awesome! I get good eats, fur-buddies to hang with, and a foster mom who cuddles with me - when I slow down for cuddles. My former street life had me always on the go, and it's how I roll now... ’If I ain't sleepin, I'm movin,’ so I would not be happy being strictly a "house dog" - I need a fenced back yard where I can sniff and roam and sing the song of my people to the other fur-kids in the 'hood!' I don't complain when I have to be in a kennel, but I sure am happy when I get out. Foster Mom says I was on the street long enough to think I could do my business anywhere, but am slowly learning otherwise. Probably why I like being outside so much. Foster Mom sometimes puts a "belly band" on me when I have to be inside for a while...I can really rock those things - lookin good!
All the ladies tell me my one-eyed look only makes look even more handsome! They say I look very rakish. Sometimes It makes it hard to see something coming from that side, so I don't always get out of the way of feet. I need a home where my peeps are old enough to watch out for me, so no little kids, please.
I am really good with all other fur-kids here. They appreciate me not getting in their face about anything. I learned on street not to sweat the small stuff. Foster Mom says that makes me sweet enough to frost a cake with. Works for me! I am feeling the itch to finally settle down into a furever home where I could pitter-pat right into a warm friendly lap and get my belly rubbed, or roam a fenced backyard. Fearless and frisky and just BE the cool dude I am! Am I talking to YOU??
If you hear my call, please fill out an adoption application for me. You will never regret it for one second. I am the best there is in the entire hood.
Updated Bio 11-16-15 Our Benji Boy says he is more than ready for his furever home. He is in his prime (6-7 years old) of his life. He has Yorkie Love to give in abundance. This former street kid lost an eye before he came to UYR, but he says the look only makes him that much sexier. It certainly has not dulled his Yorkie attitude!
His FM will be happy to answer any questions you may have about making this brave boy your forever and ever pup!
Updated bio 10-21-15 Life is GOOD for this former street dude. Benji loves being in a home where he has plenty of friends to hang with. No street corners now, just a cozy corner of the bed and sunny corners of the fenced backyard, where he LOVES singing the song of his people to the neighborhood dogs. They have a chorus going!
Benji's eye surgery went well, and he is all healed up. Having one eye has not slowed him down. He is a bit cautious about jumping DOWN, he is still confident about jumping UP - steps are no problem for this guy.
Benji sure appreciates meal times and wishes they would come around more often. He loves his people and his doggie roommates, and prefers dogs his size. Bigger dogs seem to intimidate him.
Because of his vision, he has a hard time judging how near he is to things, and sometimes does not move out of the way quickly enough. He would do best in a home with older kids who would understand they must look out for him. Hewould be their best buddy.
Being a former street dog, Benji's street-cred has made it difficult for him to be house-trained, but his foster parents are working on it. For now they are using belly bands when he is in the house, but he prefers to be outside anyway. He is just a nature loving guy. . . until it comes to bedtime - then he is more than happy to sleep in a nice warm secure bed with you! No accidents there!
Benji struts his curly tail like he KNOWS how cute it is, and he is hoping someone is so enchanted with his smooth good looks that they will want to give him a furever home!
You can contact Benji’s Foster Mom a Radiomom53@hotmail.com and she will be happy to tell you all about this smart, loving, soon to be furry guy! Benji had to be shaved down when he was first rescued from the street because he was surely a mess, but his hair is growing back quite handsomely, as you can see! Please consider giving this fellow a forever home. You won’t be sorry.
Updated Bio 9/26/15
Benji is enjoying his life at Foster Mom's! He has many fur friends to keep him entertained, (only dogs here -not sure how entertaining cats would be!) and he feels soooo much better since having his dental (he did have to have a few removed, but he never complained). Benji came to UYR with an empty right eye socket and our Vet advised stitching the lid closed as the open socket was just inviting troubles with infections so Benji has just had that completed and is healing nicely. This little dude is a "Take-Charge!" kind of guy! He is not shy about barking his orders to be let in or let out. He most definitely dislikes being in a kennel! Not for this former street-kid! He will try to tell you that you NEVER feed him enough, and he will telepath his need for treats to you! Benji is only still when he sleeps, which he does curled up at Foster Mom's feet. With other fur-kids in the home Foster Mom’s lap is almost always occupied but Benji waits his turn to share and accepts that!
Because he has just one eye his perception is a little off and he is leary of jumping down from the higher places (like the bed) but has no trouble with UP! Benji loves to lap sit, get belly rubs, being picked up & cuddled, and go for walks. He does not get out of the way of moving objects very quickly since he only sees from his one eye, so to avoid accidents we feel he would be happier in a home with older kids who would watch out for him. Benji is catching on to house training, but he has to go frequently, so for now he is wearing belly bands while inside. Benji is a sweet, lovable, highly adaptable, street-smart little man, ready to walk right into your heart &
If you think you would be a perfect forever home for Benji please apply to adopt him!
Initial Bio 8/25/15 Benji has finally arrived at his foster home in Mobile, AL. He made the long trip from South Florida to Mobile and is settling into his new home. We can tell you he is a great car rider, so quiet and so patient.
Benji has had a rough few weeks. He was diagnosed with Ehrlichia which is a sickness dogs can get from a tick. It is very treatable and curable and in a few weeks he will be just fine. He also developed kennel cough and is currently being treated for that too. He will need some good, healthy, high quality food and a nice medicated bath or two to help his coat be beautiful again. Benji was one very sad, depressed, and lonely dog waiting to be rescued. But no more. He is now in a wonderful foster home with a family who will love him and care for him until he is healthy and happy and ready for his forever home.
Benji's medical care has been expensive. Please find it in your heart to donate whatever you can towards his care and to allow United Yorkie Rescue to continue to give him the medical care he will need as he fights his way to recovery.
Once his foster parents get to know Benji a little better they will update his bio, so watch for that. Benji's foster parents asked that you please excuse the pink harness on him. That is all they had that would fit him. He really is a boy and will have a boy harness in his next picture.
We know Benji won't be ready for is forever home for at least 3 - 4 weeks, but applications are being accepted. If you think you might be the right family to love this little guy fill out an adoption application for him.
To date we've spent $520.28 on Benji's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $217.00 in donations.
For more information, contact my foster parents at: email@example.com.
To fill out the adoption application for Benji click here.
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Toodles is a Yorkie Mix, 4 years old and 8.1 pounds, residing in Mobile, AL
Toodles great name matches her cuteness and puppy love kisses!
Initial Bio 2/10/16 Toodles is the cutest, little yorkie mix girl. She is about 4 years old and weighs just 8.1 pounds. Toodles is being fostered in Mobile, AL.
Today Toodles was rescued from an over crowded shelter. So it is time for her fresh start. She is a super cute and very friendly little girl who still has lots of puppy energy. This little girl is full of love and affection. She will smother you with puppy kisses and love. So far Toodles appears to be potty trained. Her foster mom thinks that Toodles might be afraid of men. When her foster dad came home she got very scared and didn’t want to be near him. Her foster parents will be working to help Toodles overcome this fear with love and kindness.
Now a few words from sweet Toodles....
Hello everyone, Toodles here. I am so glad to be out of that crazy place with all those dogs barking! I gave my foster mom loads of kisses to let her know how thankful I am. This new foster home is awesome. There is a huge yard I get to run around in. There are also two human girls that fight over who gets to love on me. The cat here is funny. She wants me to chase her, but I won't. The other dog is big but slow and I won playing chase with him. Oh, I got a bath and boy I loved the thing with the warm air that dried me off. I feel a lot better now. We went to the vet and I had a few shots. Soon I have to go back for a spay and dental. I hope that trip is as easy as the one today! My foster mom said she thinks I am a little skinny but I think I look great. Soon I will be ready for my forever home. I bet your would love a great little pup like me for your very own.
If you are looking for a very sweet little shadow to keep you company, Toodles would love to fill the spot. Check back for updates as her personality shines through and her foster family gets to know her better.
To date we've spent $0 on Toodles's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $0 in donations.
For more information, contact my foster parents at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
To fill out the adoption application for Toodles click here.
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Adorable AJ is 15 years young, 4 pounds and being fostered in Canyon Country, CA
THANK YOU TO AJ'S RESCUE ANGELS!
Initial Bio 1/10/16: AJ is a 15 year old 4 pound senior Yorkie. He is skin and bones and will hopefully put on a little weight under Foster mom's care. He should be closer to 6 pounds. He can't see very well and is getting eye drops for dry eye. He does not hear well either, likely part of getting old. Other than that he is the cutest little thing. Foster Mom will update as she gets to know him better. He just arrived at his foster home today. He is being fostered in southern California. A perfect home for this little guy would be one without children under the age of 12 and a person who is home most of the time. He loves to cuddle and give kisses.
To date we've spent $402.95 on AJ's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $15.00 in donations.
For more information, contact my foster parents at: RN4surgery@yahoo.com.
To fill out the adoption application for AJ click here.
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Charlie and Chester
Charlie is a beautiful 3 year old, 11 pound Yorkie being fostered in Fremont, CA. Charlie's adoption fee is $500.
THANK YOU TO CHARLIE'S RESCUE ANGELS!
Mary Mays-Delamater, Nancy Stanley
Update 01/24/16: Charlie has shown aggressiveness towards strangers, although very loving to his foster parents. For this reason, we have placed his adoption on hold while we consult and work with a trainer. It has been recommended by the trainer that Chester and Charlie be separated as they tend to feed off of each other’s bad behavior. For that reason we have made the difficult decision that they will be separated and adopted to different homes.
Update 12/10/15: Charlie has no evidence of ringworm. He is the larger of the two boys. He would like to be a lap dog, as he will jump in my lap if allowed. He appears to be house trained, as he has had no accidents in the house. However, we are also doing crate training with Charlie. Both boys are just adorable and very well behaved in their crates.
Initial Bio: 12/07/15: Charlie is about 11 pounds and 3 years old. Currently he will require vet care for a skin problem, suspected to be ringworm. Both boys are just adorable with sweet personalities, and very good in their crate. I will know more after their vet appointment tomorrow. Charlie is on left of the picture, Chester on the right.
To date we've spent $199.31 on Charlie's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $25.00 in donations.
For more information, contact my foster parents at: email@example.com.
To fill out the adoption application for Charlie click here.
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Charlie and Chester
Handsome Chester is 3 years old, 7 pounds and is being fostered in Fremont, CA. Chester's adoption fee is $500.
THANK YOU TO CHESTER'S RESCUE ANGELS!
Update 01/24/16: Chester has shown aggressiveness towards strangers, although very loving to his foster parents. For this reason we have placed his adoption on hold while we consult and work with a trainer. It has been recommended by the trainer that Chester and Charlie be separated as they tend to feed off of each other’s bad behavior. For that reason we have made the difficult decision that the boys be separated and adopted to different homes.
Update 12/10/15: Chester is being treated for ringworm. This is not a serious condition and should be gone in a couple of weeks. He is the smaller of the two, and wants to be a lap dog. He will jump into my lap if allowed. He does not appear to be very well house trained, as we have had a couple of accidents, so we are doing crate training now. Both boys are adorable and sweet, and are very well behaved in their crates.
Initial Bio 12/07/15: Chester is about 7 pounds and 3 years old. He is a sweet boy, and enjoys playing in the back yard with his brother, Charlie. Currently he will require some vet care for suspected ringworm. Chester and Charlie are very sweet and loving, and are very good in their crate. I will know more after their vet appointments tomorrow.
To date we've spent $719.47 on Chester's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $15.00 in donations.
For more information, contact my foster parents at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
To fill out the adoption application for Chester click here.
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Corina is a 10 year old, 10 pound Yorkie mix being fostered in Canyon Country, CA.
Corina is so excited about a forever home that her bags are packed and she is sitting at the front door waiting... can it be you?
THANK YOU TO CORINA'S RESCUE ANGELS!
Sandra Wendt, Jan Freeman, Jennie Shireman, Karry Rogers, Susan Cassady, Ashley Sanders, Brenda Bargers, Renae Sutley, Julie Wiegert, Mahmoud Loghman-Adham, Tracy Constant, June Somers, Hether Valenzuela, Jacqueline Lawson, Mary Caldwell, Leah Masterson, Natalie Chu, Tegwyn Neilson, Jennifer McMahon, Della La Pre, Fabiola Francis, Marcus Richardson, Diane Melfi, Caitlin Payne, Wendy Fuhrmaneck, Ava Humphrey, Francisco Larios Ochoa, Betty Pickard, Sherry Johnson-Traver, Irene and Peter Havas...Merry XMas, we love you, Larry Parker, Luis Parada, Holly Stavis, Holly Stavis, Brigitte Saylor, Frances Cayao
Update 01/30/16: Just look at this girl. She is so ready to go to her furever home. She has completely recovered from her surgeries and is a happy, healthy 10 year old with lots of love to give. She should be an only dog and would love to have a fenced in backyard. I don't think she ever had toys. She is learning to play with them and loves it.
Update 01/14/16: This little girl has been through so much. She had her mammary tumor removed and the lipoma from her back, she had a dental and was spayed. At this point she has made a complete recovery and we expect her to have a full life expectancy!
I just don't understand why nobody has applied to adopt this beautiful little girl. She so deserves her own loving family. She is a love bug who will follow you around wherever you go and loves to sit right next to you on the couch. Her tail wags whenever she sees you. She is the easiest companion to take care of. She pees on command when taken outside. She loves her crate and does not mind to be crated when you are at work but she really deserves someone who is home most of the time and she would do best as an only dog. I love this girl so much and wish nothing more than to find her the perfect home.
Update 12/27/15: Corina has recovered nicely from her surgeries and is ready to go to her furever home. She is a sweet 10 year old senior, easy going and not a barker at all. She just wants someone to hang out with. She potties outside on the porch potty immediately when I take her out and ask her to go potty. She does not like to drink unless water is directly offered to her. Often I have to wet my fingers to get her started. She does not like the leash very much but will walk nicely on a leash once you get going.
I would love to see her go to a person who is able to spend lots of time with her. This girl really deserves it after everything she has been through.
Update 12/02/15: Corina got her stitches out, yesterday. We got good news. Her mammary tumor was encapsulated and it looks like it was removed completely. Her big growth in the back was a lipoma that was growing down from the smaller one on her back. It was growing infiltrating and they removed whatever was possible. There is a very small chance it may grow back over time but hopefully it will not. She is a whole new dog and ready to move on to a forever home. She loves her human close by and is happy to snuggle up right next to you. It would be nice for her to have a home where she is not alone too much. It seems that she is crate trained. We had a couple of incidents when I took her out of the crate without taking her out first. She uses the porch potty on the balcony when I take her out. She is a very sweet girl.
Update 11/16/15: Corina had her surgery today and she came through it all like a champ. The scar on her abdomen that was thought to have been a previous spay was likely the result of a C-section. When the vet went in to do a "look see", it was discovered that she still had her female organs. Since she was doing well under anesthesia, the vet did the two mass removals, a spay, mammary tumor removal and a dental with extractions. The mass on her back was infiltrating, which means it could not be removed completely and may or may not grow back. We are home and she ate dinner and had her medications.
Update 11/16/15: Corina is currently at Dr. Vanessa's office for surgery. Her big growth was attached to the little lipoma on her back. It weighs 1 and 1/2 pounds. Poor Corina has been carrying that around with her. This thing was actually throwing her off balance when she got excited. Dr. Vanessa found a C-section scar on her belly when they were going to spay her. She is currently getting her dental. Looks like she will have a new happy life ahead of her.
Update 11/10/15: Little Corina went to see the Dogtor, yesterday. The hernia is not a hernia but a huge mass that will need to be removed. She also needs to have the mammary tumor removed. At this point our biggest concern is the firm golf ball size mass next to her spine in the pelvic area. It was biopsied yesterday. We are hoping that this is not an aggressive cancer she has growing there. Hopefully we will have the results by Thursday. Even so she must have been in a lot of discomfort, she was a very good little girl during her examination. She is a wonderful dog, very loving little girl.
The plan for now is to do all mass removals, the spay, and dental during one session if she tolerates it well. The estimate at this point is close to $1900. Please sent healing thoughts that she will be okay
Updated Bio 11/08/15: I picked up Corina at a high kill shelter yesterday. She was a stray on the street! Corina is estimated to be 10 years old and is a Yorkie mix. Her face and behind look like Yorkie. She has that sweet Yorkie face. She was brought to my attention because of her huge perineal hernia. She also has a mammary tumor, needs a dental, and I found a mass lateral to her spine on her lower back when I bathed her. She is a sweet girl and who weighed in at 11.7 pounds. She is up to date on vaccinations and was microchipped. The shelter said she is not spayed. She will see the dogtor tomorrow. Please stay tuned for updates as I get to know her.
Initial Bio 11/07/15: Corina was rescued from a shelter in Southern California. As you can see from her picture she has a massive perineal hernia (the protrusion that is pink) as well as mammary tumors and a mass on her back. She is one sweet girl who needs your support.
To date we've spent $2346.49 on Corina's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $1167.00 in donations.
For more information, contact my foster parents at: RN4surgery@yahoo.com.
To fill out the adoption application for Corina click here.
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Gerdie is an adorable 9 month old, 9 pound Yorkie female residing in La Mesa, CA
Initial Bio 02/01/16: Gerdie is a 9 month old 9 pound female. She is full of life and loves to play with other dogs and gets along with cats. Gerdie just wants to be your lap dog.
She is a healthy young lady with one item that makes her extra special. She was born with a deformed foot. Now don't let that scare you away, it doesn't slow her down a bit.
You have to meet her and let her melt your heart!!! She is a true blessing and would make a great family dog because of her size. Oh and she is House trained!!!
To date we've spent $0 on Gerdie's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $0 in donations.
For more information, contact my foster parents at: email@example.com.
To fill out the adoption application for Gerdie click here.
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Arthur is only a 3-4 year old, 8 pound Yorkie Mix being fostered in Orlando, FL.
Poor Arthur was hit by a car & needs your financial help, please!
THANK YOU TO ARTHUR'S RESCUE ANGELS!
Wendy Fuhrmaneck, Nancy Carlson, Stephanie West, Christine Dwyer, Anita Konick
2-3-16 Updated Bio Arthur is a 3-4 year old, 8 lb. very handsome Yorkie mix. He is being fostered in Orlando, FL.
Arthur is feeling so much better after his nasty experience, thank goodness! He is required to be confined so his pelvic fracture heals, but after his last vet visit, she said he's very close to being as good as new! All he needs now is a dental, a neuter, and follow up x-rays to make sure he's good to go his forever home. He could also use another pound or two on him. Arthur will be ready for his forever home by the end of February.
After getting to know Arthur better, his perfect home would have a playmate. He LOVES to play! He tries so hard to play with his foster sister. He play bows, talks to her, (begs really) and tempts her with toys, but she's NOT interested. Poor Arthur! He also loves to be outside sunning himself and exploring, so a fenced yard would be a big plus. Arthur would be a great family dog. He would love some older kids, 10 and up, to romp around with.
Although he's an active guy, he knows how to calm down. He even goes into his kennel by himself to relax. He comes when called and his foster mom is working on sit and stay. He sleeps in his kennel all night without complaining. He's very alert and is a great watchdog. He always does his business outside and only has the very occasional slip up.
Arthur is so sweet and loving, he even gives kisses when he gets a bath! He loves to cuddle on the couch and sit on his person's lap.
If you are looking for a sweet, loving, active, handsome boy, Arthur is the one for you. Please fill out an adoption application and make Arthur your forever boy.
Updated Bio 1-15-16 Arthur is a 3-4 year old 8 lb. Yorkie mix being fostered in the Orlando, FL.
Hi! It’s me, Arthur here. I am feeling so much better! I still have to stay in my pen for about another 6 weeks to make sure my fracture heals, but I don't mind. Foster mom says that I'm a very good boy! I take my icky medicine with no problem because I want to get better, so I can go to my perfect family. That’s why I never complain about being in the crate.
Everyone tells me that I am so handsome with my pretty blonde hair! I sure love to kiss my foster mom when she takes me out and I think she likes it too! She cuddles me on the couch in a blanket at night and I love it! When she takes me outside to potty I try to run around, but she won't let me. I love being outside and I can't wait to go to my furever home so I can run around in a fenced yard with hopefully some older kids. I try to play with my foster sister and she says NO WAY! Hopefully my furever home will have another dog in the house that likes to play with me!
I am working on my potty training, and always go when I am let out, but sometimes I'm so excited about being out of the crate I mark. Foster mom doesn't like that very much, but she says I'll get better when I'm neutered. Whatever that is. If you are looking for a fun-loving, sweet, handsome, little guy, I'm your man!
Please contact foster mom with any questions. Thanks!
Initial Bio 12/31/2015 Arthur was an urgent rescue request from the Miami shelter. He was found as a stray and had been hit by a car. He needed urgent rescue so we acted fast. We had him transferred to emergency Vet on New Years Eve.
Lucky for Arthur his injuries look worse than they are. He has multiple wounds and a fractured pelvis. He will need to be crated for 6-8 weeks while his fracture heals. After that he will need to be neutered and then he should be ready for adoption in late Feb. or early March.
Emergency care is expensive. Please help us by donating to Arthur's care.
To date we've spent $485.64 on Arthur's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $135.00 in donations.
For more information, contact my foster parents at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
To fill out the adoption application for Arthur click here.
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Sweet Bebe is a female 1 year old, 5.3 pound tri-color Yorkie Mix being fostered in Leesburg, FL
Young Bebe, and sister, Pixie are Parvo-free and are so bonded they are hoping to be adopted together! Can you find it in your heart to adopt both girls and get 2 kisses instead of one?
THANK YOU TO BEBE'S RESCUE ANGELS!
Karry Rogers, Susanne Andriano
Updated bio 1-11-16 Bebe is the sweetest 5.3-pound, adorable little tri-color Yorkie mix. She is about a year old. She is being fostered in Leesburg, FL.
Bebe is the most loving little dog. She has a gorgeous soft smooth white and dark grayish-black coat, with a beautiful fan like tail. She loves everyone and wants to give kisses all day long. She is a good eater, will sleep in her crate, but prefers the bed, and does very well in the car. Bebe appears to be house trained. She uses the potty pad and she does her business outside too. She is a well-behaved puppy. However she does like to chew, like so many puppies do, so things can’t be left lying around on the floor like shoes, paper, phone cords….
Bebe had her vaccinations today and she is in great health. She is going to have a booster of the Parvo/Distemper shot in three weeks on 2/1 along with her spay. After the spay is healed she will be ready to be adopted.
There is one thing, though. Bebe is very attached to her sister Pixie, and she would love to be adopted with her so they can be together forever. Wherever Bebe is Pixie is right there with her. If it is at all possible their perfect forever home would be with someone who is willing and able to adopt both these girls. It would mean double the kisses, double the fun, and double the love.
Because of her small size Bebe needs a home with adults only or one with children over the age of 13. If you think you would love this sweet girl (and hopefully her sister too) forever, please fill out an adoption application. You won’t be sorry.
Initial Bio. 1-1-16 Bebe came into our care on New Year's Eve. She came with her sisters Missy and Pixie and her brother Remi. All have been exposed to the parvovirus in their former home.
Bebe is a very sweet, young people dog. She has already attached herself to her foster mom. Sadly Bebe and her sisters needs to be quarantined because they have all been exposed to parvovirus due to lack of receiving the proper vaccinations. Bebe will be seeing the vet early next week to be tested and we hope she will test virus free. Bebe will not be able to be adopted until she has been tested and found to be parvo negative. If she is parvo negative she will need all her vaccinations and a spay before she can be adopted.
Bebe is not happy being in her quarantine away from her foster mom and dad and the other dogs, but she must be for the health and safely of the other dogs in the home. How sad that is when all she wants to do is play and have fun. She is still not much more than a puppy.
Bebe seems to be potty pad trained and she does nicely in the crate. Once we know her the condition of her health we will update her bio and hopefully after her spay, she will be ready for her forever home.
If you can find it in your heart to donate to her care, please do. Bebe and UYR will, as always, be forever grateful.
To date we've spent $328.41 on Bebe's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $90.00 in donations.
For more information, contact my foster parents at: email@example.com.
To fill out the adoption application for Bebe click here.
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Brandy at rescue
Brandy is our adorable 6 lb. little girl. She is probably less than 6 years old. Brandy is being fostered in Dunedin, FL
THANK YOU TO BRANDY'S RESCUE ANGELS!
Irene and Peter Havas, Nancy Stanley, Nestor Sanchez, Debra Frare, Nestor Sanchez, Holly Stavis, Holly Stavis
Updated Bio 1-31-16 Brandy is a 6 year old, adorable, little 7 pound Yorkie. She is being fostered in Dunedin, FL.
All in all, Brandy is doing well, although she did have a little setback since her last update. On 1-13-16 Brandy underwent another surgery to remove a suspicious lump, but fortunately it was benign – NOT CANCER – YAY! She will still need to be checked every 3 months for the first year, then if cancer free for a year, every 6 months for the rest of her life. This is not too much to ask for this very sweet, loving little girl.
Brandy says she is really ready for her furever home and can't wait to be with her furever family. She gets along great with all of her fur siblings, but would also do well in as the only dog in the family. She doesn't "meet and greet" very well because she is stand-offish with newcomers, but given a little time she will love her new human mom and dad. She also likes to play with other dogs once she gets to know them. She is not a great fan of young children, so a home with no kids or one over 14 would be the right one for her.
Wouldn’t you love to make this beautiful baby your forever pup? You would not be sorry.
Updated bio 11/30/15 Brandy is a very sweet, 5.5 year-old little Yorkie girl. She weighs just 7.5 pounds, and has the cutest little face. Brandy loves to be with her human. Brandy gets along well with her foster brothers and sister, and has now realized that the cat isn’t out to get her (she wasn’t too sure at first). Brandy is being fostered in Dunedin, FL.
Brandy had her surgery on Monday, October 12th to remove two large mammary tumors that have been determined to be low grade adenocarcinoma (cancer). She had her follow-up vet appointment on Thursday, October 22nd and we learned that they were able to remove all of the cancer, but she will need to be checked every 3 to 6 months to ensure no more tumors grow back. This should only require a vet to check her abdomen and nothing further. She had her dental done November 11th, and had 7 teeth extracted, but has healed nicely from both surgeries.
Brandy is a good eater, loves to walk on a leash, and sleeps all night with her humans (she will sleep all night in her crate too). She is mostly house trained, but may need a little more work with that, as she does sometimes have accidents in the house. She has already become attached to her foster mom and follows her all over the house. She loves to snuggle up and sleep with her humans.
Brandy would do best in a home as the only dog, with someone who will be home a lot of the time to give her lots of love and attention. Although she does get along with her foster brothers and sister, she initially likes to growl and protect her human. If adopted with another dog, she just may take a little extra time to come around to accepting the other dog, but she will come around eventually. She also has a foster cat brother that she has accepted, though it took her about a week to do figure out he wasn’t going to hurt her.
Brandi is waiting for her forever home. If you think you would be the right home for this sweet baby, please fill out an adoption application.
Update 10/16/15 Brandy had a mastectomy to remove two large tumors, as well as getting spayed on Monday, October 12. We are awaiting the results of her biopsies to determine if she is cancer free. She is resting comfortably in her foster mom and dad’s home, and slowly getting back to being more like herself. Brandy bonds very quickly with her human, and wants to be with her foster mom all the time.
Updated bio 10-4-15 Brandy was initially thought to be 9 years old, but after a visit to the vet we now believe she is closer to 5 or 6 years old, and possibly even younger.
Brandy’s Foster Mom took Brandy to the vet recently for one very large (about the size of 1.5 golf balls) and one smaller (quarter sized) mammary tumor. Brandy also had a bad cough and bi-lateral ear infections. Because there is a substantial concern that Brandy’s tumors have spread to other areas of her body, we opted to do a chest x-ray. The chest x-ray came back looking very bad. The hope is that it is “just” pneumonia and not cancer.
Brandy will go back to the vet on Monday, October 5th, for a recheck and another chest x-ray. Her cough is all but gone now, but she is still on both of her antibiotics. The estimated cost of the surgery for removal of the tumors and getting her spay done is between $600 – $800.
Brandy is very sweet and loves to be snuggled. She gets along well with the other dogs, but lets it be known if she doesn’t like something.
We will know more about Brandy’s condition and her surgery options very soon. Please consider donating to this sweet little girl’s care. Check back soon for a Brandy update, and let’s hope it’s nothing but good news for Brandy. She deserves it.
Initial Bio 9/25/15: Brandy arrived today from the shelter and will need surgery as soon as possible. She has a mammary tumor that needs to be surgically removed. Brandy may or may not be spayed so she may need that too, along with a dental and all her vaccinations, expect rabies. She will need to be heartworm tested and finger are crossed she is heartworm negative. Brandy has also developed a cough and cold most likely from being in the shelter for a week. Brandy is slightly underweight and needs to gain about a pound. In spite of all this, just image Brandy in a few weeks from now after UYR gets her all healthy, you will find an awesome little sweetheart.
Brandy's foster mom says there is much to learn about Brandy. Please stay tuned as her foster parents get to know her. More information and new pictures coming soon.
To date we've spent $2266.99 on Brandy's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $292.00 in donations.
For more information, contact my foster parents at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
To fill out the adoption application for Brandy click here.
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Playful Izzy is 10 months old, 7 pounds residing in Seminole, FL
She is looking for a lap to cuddle in and someone to throw her ball...could that be you?
Updated bio 1-31-16 Izzy is a sweet, one-year-old, Yorkie puppy. Izzy weighs 7.3 pounds. She is being fostered in Seminole, FL.
Hello, this is Izzy here talking to you from my new foster home. I am very interested in my new soundings. I have smelled every corner of every room. I even checked out the backyard and found some wonderful sticks to carry around! Right now I like them more than my toys. I like it here—the laps are really comfortable. I’ve never met a lap I didn’t like but these are exceptional, and I take every chance I get to find one.
My Foster Mom says I’m the sweetest doggy she has ever had because I want to sit in her lap and kiss her every chance I get. My foster dad took a picture of me and said we need to change my name to Twiggy because I am so slim, but Foster Mom says I answer to Izzy so we better keep it. I went to the Dogster and they said I was a little skinny but in good health. My teeth are good and so is everything else, but they did say I have to go to another Dogster to get spayed – whatever that is. Anyway, they gave me the rest of my shots and I got all my heartworm pills, and I ate it right up. I am a very good eater especially when I get a chance to eat my foster sister’s food.
I’ll let you know how I am getting along in a few weeks. Right now I’m just learning the ropes from my older fur step-sister - she is sure to teach me a thing or two.
In my forever home I would like to be an only dog because I have a little problem. I do not share very well. I am learning, but I still want all the people and all the toys to be only mine. I especially do not like kids. The one in my last home was not always nice to me, so now no kids for me ever again.
If you think you are the right one for me, and will let me share your lap, please fill out an adoption application.
1-28-16 Initial Bio. Izzy is the new puppy in town. She is only about 10 months old and so sweet. Izzy weighs about 7 pounds. Little Izzy is being fostered in Seminole, FL.
Izzy was sadly surrendered by her owner to UYR. This puppy was having some trouble getting along with the 3 year old in the house who wanted to play a little rough with young, small Izzy. Izzy also seems to become very attached to her person and her toys and does not like to share. Her foster parents are going to work hard to let this puppy know that sharing is a good thing to do.
Izzy is not yet house trained but she is young and she will learn all her lessons with some patience and effort. She is very sweet and loving and is already cuddling up to her foster mom. Being such a young little girl Izzy likes to play and will need an active family. She is leash trained and gets along well with other dogs. Izzy does not like children so she won't be able to be adopted into a home with children under the age of 14 for any reason.
Izzy will be visiting the vet soon for her spay and a few more vaccinations. She also needs her skin looked at and may need some medicine for that. Stay tuned for more coming on Izzy the puppy as we get to know her.
To date we've spent $359.86 on Izzy's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $0 in donations.
For more information, contact my foster parents at: email@example.com.
To fill out the adoption application for Izzy click here.
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Missy could not be any more adorable at 8 months old and 2.5 pounds. She is a tri-colored Yorkie puppy being fostered in Leesburg, FL
As Missy continues to improve and recover from the effects of Parvo, we feel she will not be ready to adopt until at least April. We thank everyone for all your special thoughts and financial help and will let you know when she is ready for her forever home!
THANK YOU TO MISSY'S RESCUE ANGELS!
Melinda Tomas, Wendy Fuhrmaneck, Annetta Bowman, Carol Stanley, Sarah Davies, James Hufford, John Sauser, Tracie Robertson, Kate Young, Dona Combs, Bonnie Vaupel, Connie Peters, Julie Forte, Jane St. John, James Wright, Jane Montford, Deena Sloan, Karry Rogers, Sheila Byrd, Heather Achenbach, Martha McCoy, Claudia Pfleiderer, Gail Clemons, Stacy Savage, Phyllis Lewis, Janice Wrench, Candy Meyers, Brenda Pierce, Cheryl Scrupski, Wendy Henry, Jan Freeman, Kim Stanton Grossman, Connie Pfeiffer, Christine Matheson, Joellen Fabiani, Jodi Pistler, Amanda McBride, Sandra Wendt, Lorraine Corrado, Amy Ashford, Seana Nightingale, Gloria Hecht, Pamela Haskins, Christine Schneiderman, Annetta Bowman, Priscilla Sukroo, Cary Wendt, Pat Swearingen, Marsha Chappell, Aileen De La Rosa, Sharon Traficante, Angie Cagle, Sharon Medina, Anna Douglas, Christine Flaherty, Lisa Smith, Connie Vendetto, Patricia Forgione, Kelli Chisholm, Crystal Shores, Irene and Peter Havas, Tammy Brown, Sharon Shinall, Josephine Nunes. Lisa Lipford, Sharon Arreguin, Tracy Richardson, Ana Rosa, Susan Tackett, Jeanine Mayden, Joan Shelly, Kim Hicks, Sarah Davies, Angela Bland, Gina Hart, Dionna Burnette, Jackie Pittinger, Claudia Gonzalez, Angela Gunter, Sarah Bartel, Kristin Hahner, Anne Faasse, Tracy Worley, Sharon Dees, Susanne Andriano, Marvin Yale, Claudia Pfleiderer, Wendy Fuhrmaneck, Melanie Ortega, Michele Krause, Ron and Joy Wentworth, Tracie Robertson, Linda Crawford, Francine Gipson, Mary Cronin, Helaine Stashower, Helaine Stashower, Stacy Massey, Nancy Webster, Jeanette Bridges, Maryanne Ware, Annetta Bowman, Ouida Lester, Sarah Bartel, Brenda Pierce
1-26-16 Missy Update. Would you look at Missy now? She is on the road to recovery and feeling so much better. Of course it is still two steps forward and one back, but much more forward than back.
She is much too thin at a very tiny at 2.5 pounds and needs at least 2 pounds on her little body. You can feel all her bones and until she gains that weight she will be staying in her foster home.
She was at the vet today and because she is so skinny no vaccinations were given. Her vet said she is probably no more than 9 months old and more likely just 8 months old. So she is a young puppy. Missy had blood taken and we will know those results tomorrow. Her physical exam showed her to be in pretty good condition, besides for her weight, for all she has gone through. Her vet said it will be several weeks before she is fully recovered.
Missy is much too small for any vaccinations and her spay, therefore it will still be 3 months or more until she is ready to go to her forever home. We are hoping for maybe April. Please no applications for her yet. We are still far from making a decision on the kind of home she will need.
Missy updates will continued to be posted periodically as she progresses to full recovery. When it is time to consider applicants for her forever home, it will be posted here and on our UYR Facebook page.
Missy, her foster mom, and United Yorkie Rescue can never say thank you enough to all her donor angels, her well wishers, and everyone who has followed this little puppy's progress.
1/12/16 Missy Update...... Missy is home now and still recovering. She has a long way to go before she is healthy enough to be adopted. The vet said we need to wait a good 2 months before any vaccinations can be given and 3 months for a spay. She needs to gain at least 2 pounds. She is far too skinny.
Missy still does not feel great. You can look at her and see she is a sick little girl. In order to eat and not feel nauseous she needs anti-nausea medicine 30 minutes before she eats 3 times a day for this week, 2 times a day the following week, and once a day for third week. It is hoped by then she is no longer nauseous and will continue to eat without needing more medication. She is also on an antibiotic two times a day for the next two weeks to be given only on a full stomach, so it is very important that she continue to eat. In three weeks she needs the follow up de-wormer for another two weeks. She is also continuing to have diarrhea which the vet said was normal and would continue for a while. It is not bloody or mucusy, which is a very good thing. Needless to say this baby still needs a lot of care, medicine, and time.
The good news is that she is eating, not a lot, but she's eating. She seems to like the small breed puppy food we are giving her, but her appetite waivers. She is alert most of the time and wanting our company. All that is very positive. She still needs to be quarantined away from the other dogs for two weeks while the Parvo virus continues to shed.
Missy will be in her foster home for easily 3 more months. At this time her foster mom is not considering any adoption applications for her. She still has no idea of her little personality and what she needs in a forever home. Please hold off on submitting an adoption application because with Missy things seem to change almost daily. Once we know she is ready for her forever home her foster mom will let everyone know and at that time applications will be considered.
Missy's medical care has cost us above what we received in donations and we are not at the end yet. She will need follow up blood work, vaccinations, a spay, and hopefully there will be no other health issues discovered as she continues to make her comeback. If you can, one more time, dig into your pockets and search your heart, Missy can use your help still. Her road has been long and hard and she is not at the end yet.
Missy, her foster parents, and United Yorkie Rescue wish to thank everyone from the bottom of our hearts for your generous donations, your caring and prayers, your well wishes, and your love. It has meant so much to us all.
We will continue to update you on Missy's progress as she gets healthier and healthier.
1-6-16 Little, Sweet Missy Update. Missy is continuing to improve slowly. They inserted a tube into her yesterday to get some food into her stomach. She seems to have tolerated the food well and has not thrown it up as of this morning. That is the very good news, however she is still not eating on her own. Until she eats on her own and keeps it down she will have to remain in the critical care hospital. This may be the last hurdle for Missy, but it still is a huge one. She has to eat in order to insure her survival. There is food with her in her crate and yesterday she sniffed it, but didn't take any. She is drinking water on her own and keeping that down.
When we know that she's eating and has kept it down for 24 hours a big shout will be heard and it will be posted right away. Please, everyone keep her in your thoughts. Send her those silent messages telling her to eat. And as always your donations and prayers and well wishes mean so much to Missy and to UYR.
1/4/16 Sweet little Missy update. Missy is still holding her own. Her vitals are stable and her sugar levels are good. She still is having a little diarrhea, but no vomiting. No one will say she is over the crisis, but the vet seems to feel she is improving. Still they always warn that you never know with Parvo.
She is not yet eating and she can't leave the hospital until she does. They are trying to entice her with another food and if that doesn't work they will put a tube in to stimulate her appetite. She won't eat if she is nauseous. She has to keep food down for 24 hours before she can be released. They are going to check her white blood count either today or tomorrow and hope it is back up. It was so low when she was first admitted to critical care. If she will eat, keep it down, and if her blood work is good she really could actually make it.
Right now everyone seems to be cautiously optimistic,and although no one can guarantee she will make it, there is every hope that she will.
Update 1/3/16: Tiny Missy is being transferred to the critical care hospital where she will continue to receive the round the clock care she needs. Everyone believes this little girl has a chance to make it, though as always with Parvo there are no guarantees. Her symptoms have lessoned and she even put up a little fuss when they went to take blood. That sweet baby is fighting like crazy to live. Please, to all our rescue angels out there. Missy needs you now more than ever. Her life is not coming easy or cheap and she is crying out for you to help her. She is so young and she so much wants to live. Please donate whatever you can. Let's let Missy know people do care, and although she was let down once, she never will be again. Please donate and share. A life depends on it.
Update on Missy 1/2/16. Tiny Missy remains in critical condition at the 24 hour emergency care animal hospital. She is still showing many of the symptoms of the Parvovirus, but the staff at the hospital is treating each symptom as it shows. They are adding and adjusting her medications as necessary. She is on another stronger medication for the nausea and the diarrhea. At this time she had not had any incidents of either for several hours and they are hopeful that will continue to be the case.
She is still not eating, but on a glucose drip so she is getting nourishment. The veterinarian told her foster mom that with Parvo she may get worse, depending on the presenting symptoms, before she gets better as each symptom is treated. No one at this time has said she won't get better, but not one will give any assurances either that she will beat this deadly virus.
Missy continues to fight for her life with all that her tiny 3 pound body will allow. She will have to remain in the hospital at least another day and more likely two or even three days. That costs money, a lot of money. We cannot now let Missy down. Please, whatever you can donate to her care would be so appreciated. Every penny helps. We own Missy this second chance. And to everyone reading this and sharing it, please vaccinate your dogs. You can save a life, just ask Missy.
Anther update will be coming as things change, for the better we hope.
Update 1/2/16: Missy had to go back to the ER on New Year's day because her health took a bad turn. She is receiving IV fluids, medications for nausea and diarrhea and plasma. As of this morning, she is still in critical condition. Please send prayers for her recovery.
Initial Bio 12/31/15: Missy is a very sick little girl. She is fighting very hard to recover from parvo. Right now she is quarantined to a crate and receiving subcutaneous fluids with antibiotics every 8 to 10 hours. She is fighting very hard for her life and UYR is doing everything we can to help her survive. She has not eaten since becoming UYR dog and is lethargic and sad. She spent the afternoon at the vet and came home to her foster home with all her medical supplies.
Please help UYR help Missy and donate to her medical care. Updates will be coming very soon on her prognosis. We are going hour by hour with Missy and every hour she survives is one more little success in her uphill battle with this preventable disease. Had her former owner had her vaccinated for parvo this poor, sweet puppy would not be right now lying in her crate and fighting for her life. She would be happy and playing and doing all the things a puppy should be doing.
Please check back often as her foster parents update you on her progress. Missy can use all your prayers, thoughts, and well wishes. We hope in Missy's case parvo does not take another dog for no reason other than the medical neglect of an owner.
To date we've spent $4547.81 on Missy's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $6759.00 in donations.
For more information, contact my foster parents at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
To fill out the adoption application for Missy click here.
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Oliver looks pretty happy riding in the car. It is so good not to be homeless!
Oliver is about 8.5 years old, and is 6.8 pounds and residing in St. Augustine, FL
THANK YOU TO OLIVER'S RESCUE ANGELS!
Updated bio 1-21-16 Oliver is a very sweet 8.5-year-old, 6.3-pound adorable Yorkie pup. He is being fostered in St. Augustine, FL.
Oliver was neutered and had a dental today. He lost 12 teeth that were mostly in the back. Right now he is resting in front of the fireplace, as it's a little chilly here in St Augustine.
Oliver is now up to date on all his vaccinations and thankfully he is heartworm negative. Oliver will be ready for his new home in about a week.
Oliver has come a long way in the almost two weeks he has been in his foster home. He is starting to show a little bit more of his wonderful personality. He likes to be with his people and he is becoming quite the little lap dog. He likes to sleep with his foster mom and dad if they let him. He loves being outside and sitting in the sunshine.
Oliver has learned a few things like sitting for his nighttime treat. He will sit very calmly and wait for his food and then eat it very nicely. He enjoys his walks and is a good car rider.
Oliver is still marking a little, but hopefully after being neutered it will come to an end. For now the bellyband really helps to keep him from marking in the house. He does seem to be potty trained and does his business when taken out. All in all he has become a very nice Yorkie pup. His back hair is coming in nicely, and he will be a very handsome boy in no time.
Oliver would love someone home a lot to keep him company, but please no children under 12 for Oliver. If you would like to make Oliver your forever boy, please submit and adoption application for him. You won’t be sorry.
1-9-16 Initial Bio Meet Oliver. The vet determined that Oliver is about 8.5 years old. He is 6.8 pounds. Oliver is being fostered in St.Augustine, FL
Oliver was taken in by some wonderful people, but they could just not keep him. They said he is such a sweet dog and they would have loved to have kept him, but they just didn't have the lifestyle right now that would enable them to care for a homeless dog.
Oliver will need lots of care. He needs all his vaccinations, a neuter, and most likely a dental. Oliver already has his first vet visit scheduled and once that happens we will know a lot more about this sweet boy.
Watch for an update on Oliver coming very soon.
To date we've spent $634.86 on Oliver's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $15.00 in donations.
For more information, contact my foster parents at: email@example.com.
To fill out the adoption application for Oliver click here.
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Ollie is not only a 6.5 year old, but also, 6.5 pound Chorkie residing in West Palm Beach, FL
Updated bio 2/5/2016: Meet Ollie! Ollie is a tiny 6.5 year old, 6.5 lb Chorkie (chihuahua yorkie mix). He is being fostered in West Palm Beach, FL. Ollie recently went to the dogtor and he had a full check up, shots, and dental. He only had one tooth removed! He also has some allergies that cause a bit of hair loss around his eyes, but since it's minor, and the allergies could be caused by anything, the doctor didn't feel anything needed to be done at this time are the hair should grow back on its own.
Ollie is a very sweet, mellow, and wonderful dog. He gets along with dogs and cats. However, he has been exhibiting some behavioral issues. He does have resource guarding and it is more than we had initially thought. He is going through clicker and positive reinforcement training right now, so he is currently not available for adoption, unless the applicant has experience with dog training.
Please check back in a few weeks as Ollie continues his training. Hopefully in a short time he will be ready for his forever family and we will start accepting adoption applications for him.
Initial bio 1/14/16: Meet Ollie. Ollie is a small, compact pudgy little 6.5 lb. Chorkie who is about 6.5 years old. A Chorkie is a mix between a Chihuahua and a Yorkie. He is being fostered in West Palm Beach, FL.
Ollie arrived at his foster home just a day ago. So far he is a very mellow little fellow. He gets along with the kitties and other doggies in the house. He is a little love bug and all he wants to do is be held and sleep on a warm lap, whether it's his foster mom or dad, he doesn't care.
His foster parents are not sure how house trained he is. Ollie's former owner said he was puppy pad trained, but there aren't any in his foster home, so they are not yet sure about that. However, he is not a dog that urinates frequently. Ollie is very outgoing and sweet. His foster parents have discovered that he does not like to have his paws or nails touched at all, he will get protective if you try to cut them or examine them.
Ollie would do best in an all adult home. He would be fine in a condo or apartment. Ollie does not like kids, so no children please.
To date we've spent $627.72 on Ollie's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $0 in donations.
For more information, contact my foster parents at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
To fill out the adoption application for Ollie click here.
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Hi, it's me Peanut...I am looking better with my hair trimmed!
Peanut is a super special 10 year old, 6 pound Yorkie poo male who is being fostered in The Villages, FL
THANK YOU TO PEANUT'S RESCUE ANGELS!
Wendy Fuhrmaneck, John Porche, Kristin S Ottinger, Helen Schwartz
1/26/16 Update: It's Peanut here! Boy do I have some news! Over the past week I've was doing really great, eating a lot, relaxing and trying to kick the doggy cold and I did! So this week, I thought it would be smooth sailing, until foster mom saw something strange and the vet checked me out and said I had worms, YUCK! That's probably why I've been eating and eating but haven't gained any weight! Well, they got me new medication to take care of those nasty buggers and I'm already feeling better. After this week I should be done with all of my medicines, and I'll get my new blood work and hopefully everything looks great!
But, if you thought that sounds promising, just wait till you hear what the heart "dogtor" told me today! He checked me out with machines and images and determined that I only have a mild enlarged heart with a murmur, which is nothing of major concern. In fact, I don't need any medicine to address the heart, that I'm doing good on my own and I am strong enough to undergo surgery on my mouth (and get a neuter). I'm so happy, I'm doing a happy dance, because I really want my mouth to get cleaned up and feeling better soon so I can be adopted. And I'm really glad that there's nothing worse going on so my future family can just focus on me. I really have overcome a lot of hurdles and I'm feeling hopeful for the future.
I am a sweet guy, a little quirky, but I have love to give and a life to live. I don't ask much of anyone, just give me a warm blanket, soft bed, and tasty treats and I'm happy! I like to follow my person around and see what you humans are doing around the house. I also enjoy going for walks and feeling the warm sun and smell the fresh air. My foster mom says I'm easy to please. I guess after what I went through in my life, my expectations are low.... but, I hope that I find a forever home to raise my expectations and give me lots of love!! Do you think you have it in your heart to make this older fella' a part of your home? I hope so! Please click that button and apply to adopt me. You won't regret it!
1/15/16 UPDATE: GOOD NEWS! Peanut's follow-up visit with the vet went well. His blood work showed significant improvement in just a week with his anemia almost to normal levels!! Based on that, Peanut was ready to sit for an X-ray to view his internal organs and explore the heart murmur and bowel concerns. Peanut's heart looked enlarged but stable and a radiologist confirmed that he is not in heart failure.
Actually his murmur was downgraded to a 3/6, which is better than initially suspected! Also, his bowels looked fine, there was no obvious mass or hernia. It was possible that he was extremely constipated when he was first examined at the shelter (per the shelter notes.) There may be some muscle weakness in the bowel area, but there is nothing that requires follow-up or surgery and nothing that even seems to be uncomfortable for him! Woohoo!!!!
At this point, Peanut is taking more time on his medications before another recheck on his blood work, aiming for all levels to look normal. We are also sending Peanut to a cardiologist in two weeks, to confirm that he is strong enough to undergo the anesthesia and survive the oral surgery that he desperately needs. If we get the green light from the cardiologist, we hope to have him in surgery a few days later. The oral surgery would repair a suspected oral fistula and also extract any (many) decayed teeth that are causing him discomfort, and a high white blood count. We are committed to getting Peanut to a healthier state. This poor guy has been through so much that we don't know about in the past and was so neglected. Sadly we learned from the X-rays that at some point he had broken his back, but the fractures healed over a year ago. We have no clue what could've happened to him, but can only imagine that he never received the care and treatment he would have need to ease the injury and his pain.
Peanut wants to let you know not to feel sorry for him though, because he has hope now that UYR is helping him. And, every day he is getting stronger and perkier! He is such a sweet, quirky, quiet guy and he is happy to have a warm bed, soft bedding, love, and a full tummy! Everything else with his health will hopefully come in time!
If you are interested in considering Peanut, he is not ready for adoption yet, but please feel free to submit an application for consideration. He is nothing but loving and would be a wonderful (calm) addition to a caring household, with no young children, please.
Getting Peanut healthy will cost UYR quite a bit of money. Please consider donating to his care. Peanut has had a lot of hurt both physically and emotionally in his past. Let’s not let him down again.
1/12/16 Updated bio -- Peanut is a 10 year old sweet fellow. We think he is a yorkie-poo. He is only 6 pounds. Peanut is being fostered in Riverview, FL.
Peanut has had a busy few days. Foster mom got him from the shelter last Thursday and he was extremely lethargic and seemed very depressed. We were told by the shelter vet that he was underweight and had a possible respiratory infection, as well as a possible hernia and a heart murmur, so it wasn't a surprise that he seemed so flat. Needless to say, we knew we had our work cut out for us, so the day after he arrived in his foster home, we went to the vet. There he got full blood work which showed that for the most part he was stable, but that he was very anemic (probably from a poor diet) and had high white blood cells (probably from the respiratory infection and poor dental hygiene) and the vet seemed to think that the suspected hernia may be some other obstruction in his bowels, like a polyp or mass, but that it could wait for further evaluation. Since that vet visit Peanut has been on iron and vitamin supplements, and he's a week into the medicine for his respiratory sniffles and overall is doing much, much better. We are hoping to get Peanut to a stable point where we can address his dental concerns immediately to rid his body of extra bacteria and neuter him at the same time, then we will start to look at the concern with his bowel. A return vet visit is scheduled for Thursday, please stay tuned!
In spite of being a stray, who was clearly wandering for a very long time, Peanut is a great pup! He has been fully vaccinated and is heartworm negative. He hears loud noises and sees pretty well, in fact has become attached to foster mom and likes to go for walks with her, like her shadow! He also loves to cuddle on her lap. He is a really chill guy! But, he's also a fighter in that over the past few days his appetite has improved significantly, his sniffles are lessening and he has a little bounce in his step and seems to be a little more alert and happy. He's a doll and easy to please. For the most part he sleeps all day in his bed and we wake him up to take him outside periodically and of course share treats with him, which he loves! He is crate trained, potty trained, and also wee pad trained for any overnight urges. He is a very quiet guy who's really only barked at the vet, but otherwise, he's content at home snuggling in his bed. If you think Peanut is the type of couch potato, lap-dog that you'd like to add to your home, please keep him in mind! He is not ready for adoption yet, but as soon as we do know more about his medical needs, we will update and hopefully he will be ready for a loving forever home soon!
Initial bio 1-7-16 Meet peanut! He's approximately 10 years old and 6 too thin pounds. This little Yorkie boy is being fostered in Riverview, FL
Peanut may be hearing impaired (may hear loud sounds) and have limited vision, but we believe he can see. He is severely underweight. He has been sneezing and may have an upper respiratory infection or just nasal infection from poor dental hygiene. It is possible he has a hernia and a possible grade 4/6 heart murmur.
Peanut's foster mom is taking him to the vet and we will know much more.
Peanut is a sweet older fella. Peanut is extremely gentle and loving and very calm. He is just about skin and bones. His eyes were matted shut, so he was initially thought to be blind, but he's not. His hair has been cut back and he will eventually get a full groom, when he's not so weak. He will be visiting the vet very soon to address his weight and caloric intake and get an overall check up. Fortunately, he's heartworm negative and has gotten his vaccines! Say a couple prayers for this guy. Please!
Peanut will need a home with someone who will give him a warm lap, a warm home, good food, and the love he has been looking for for such a long time. We hope someone will open their heart and their home to this very sweet, little fellow.
To date we've spent $1519.20 on Peanut's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $240.00 in donations.
For more information, contact my foster parents at: email@example.com.
To fill out the adoption application for Peanut click here.
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Angel faced Pixie is a one year old, 7.3 pound tri-color Yorkie Mix being fostered in Leesburg, FL
Pixie would love to be adopted with her sister, Bebe!
THANK YOU TO PIXIE'S RESCUE ANGELS!
Updated bio 1-11-16 Pixie is the most loving little dog. She has a gorgeous soft wavy white and charcoal gray coat with a beautiful fan like tail. She loves everyone and wants to give kisses all day long. She is a good eater, will sleep in her crate, but prefers the bed, and does very well in the car. Pixie appears to be house trained. She uses the potty pad and she does her business outside too. She is a well-behaved puppy. However she does like to chew, like so many puppies do, so things can’t be left lying around on the floor like shoes, paper, phone cords….
Pixie had her vaccinations today and she is in great health. She is going to have a booster of the Parvo/Distemper shot in three weeks on 2/1 along with her spay. After the spay is healed she will be ready to be adopted.
There is one thing, though. Pixie is very attached to her sister Bebe, and she would love to be adopted with her so they can be together forever. Wherever Pixie is Bebe is right there with her. If it is at all possible their perfect forever home would be with someone who is willing and able to adopt both these girls. It would mean double the kisses, double the fun, and double the love.
Because of her small size Pixie needs a home with adults only or one with children over the age of 13. If you think you would love this sweet girl (and hopefully her sister too) forever, please fill out an adoption application. You won’t be sorry.
Pixie is one of 4 siblings quarantined for Parvo virus with sister, Missy a positive for the virus. Pixie needs your prayers and United Yorkie Rescue would appreciate your financial support in dealing with this overwhelming issue.
Initial Bio. 1-1-16 Pixie came into our care on New Year's Eve. She came with her sisters Missy and Bebe and her brother Remi. All have been exposed to the parvovirus in their former home. Pixie is just a year old. This beautiful tri-colored yorkie mix weighs about 8 pounds. Pixie is being fostered in Leesburg, FL.
Pixie is a very sweet, puppy who loves people. She has already attached herself to her foster mom and dad. Sadly Pixie and her sisters needs to be quarantined because they have all been exposed to parvovirus due to lack of receiving the proper vaccinations. Pixie will be seeing the vet early next week to be tested and we hope she will test virus free. Pixie will not be able to be adopted until she has been tested and found to be parvo negative. If she is parvo negative she will need all her vaccination and a spay before she can be adopted.
Pixie is not happy being in her quarantine away from her foster mom and dad and the other dogs, but she must be for the health and safely of the other dogs in the home. How sad that is when all she wants to do is play and have fun. She is still just a puppy.
Pixie seems to be potty pad trained and she does nicely in the crate. Once we know her the condition of her health we will update her bio and hopefully after her spay, she will be ready for her forever home.
If you can find it in your heart to donate to her care, please do. Pixie and UYR will, as always, be forever grateful.
To date we've spent $381.40 on Pixie's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $15.00 in donations.
For more information, contact my foster parents at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
To fill out the adoption application for Pixie click here.
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Sunny is growing up to be movie star handsome! He could be doing those pet food commercials...What do you think?
He is a one year old, 5 pound little Chorkie (Chihuahua/Yorkie mix). He is being fostered in Palm Coast, FL.
THANK YOU TO SCRUFFY'S RESCUE ANGELS!
Nancy Stanley, Nancy Stanley, Linda Ruff
Update 1/07/16: Sunny is an adorable one year old, 5 lb Chorkie (Chihuahua Yorkie mix) being fostered in Palm Coast, FL.
Sunny was rescued from a hoarding situation where he spent his first 8 months in a crate. He was adopted from a local shelter as a gift to a teen boy, however the teen boy did not have the time nor the interest in having a dog and again kept him crated. Just three days later, when his new family began noticing he was chewing at his feet and making big rub sores on his nose in his attempt to free himself from the confines of the crate, they contacted United Yorkie Rescue to take him and find him another new home. At this point Sunny has been re-homed many times in his short life and his next home must absolutely be his furever home.
Due to his past of being confined only to a crate, he cannot be left in a crate. Because he has been left alone with no companionship for most of his life Sunny also requires at least one stay at home mommy or daddy. His next family needs to understand that he is still an active young dog, and displays typical puppy behavior. He needs to be in a home that understands he is still learning and exploring and that he craves attention and playtime. Like a human baby Sunny requires supervision as he will get himself in trouble by putting things he finds around the house in his mouth to chew on them. He does not chew furniture, but like a vacuum he will pick up little objects he finds that are on the floor that could be potential choke hazards. He loves soft squeak toys and loves to chew out the little plastic squeaker and then chew on it!
Sunny loves playtime with his person and other doggies his size and age therefore another playmate in the household his size and age is something that Sunny really needs, Sunny loves to run and play in the back yard so a fenced back yard would be a plus. He is a cuddly little fella that loves to be held, be in your lap or snuggle up next to you in your bed. He loves people and he loves to be around people. Because of his past neglect he does need help with house training but he is a very smart little boy. Sunny is a happy energetic little puppy who is looking for love and the perfect home that will guide him with patience and the understanding that had been neglected in the past. His next home must be FUREVER!
If you think you are the right family for Sunny please fill out an adoption application for him and make this wonderful puppy your forever boy. Because of Scruffy's small size, he would not do well with children under the age of 14.
Updated bio 11/12/15 Scruffy, whose foster mom calls;Sunny is full of sunshine and love. He was previously a victim of animal hoarding. He was initially adopted from a local shelter then suddenly found himself being surrendered to United Yorkie Rescue when his new owners felt they did not have the time to commit to taking care of the requirements of a young energetic puppy.
Scruffy has come a long way in foster care, though he is still very shy and insecure. He is also a high energy puppy and requires a lot of attention and playtime. He loves to play with squeek toys! Without constant supervision Scruffy gets into puppy mischief. He is very small and fragile, but he thinks he is a big boy. He loves other small dogs, however he is very afraid of large dogs. Scruffy's foster mom and dad are working on his potty training. He is not all the way there, but he is learning.
Due to his tiny fragile size a home with children under the age of 14 will not be considered as the best placement for this little guy. Being a young little boy, Scruffy needs a home where he can run and play, preferably with another pup around his age and size.
Scruffy's coat is on the wiry side. He often looks like windblown, like he just finished playing and had a great time. If you think Scruffy may be the puppy for you, please submit an adoption application for this little puppy boy.
Update 9/17/15: Scruffy was dropped off at a shelter along with one of his siblings. The shelter separated them and adopted them out to different homes. Sadly for Scruffy after losing his companion and just when he thought he had found his furever home, his new owners decided they did not have time that was needed to raise a young dog. Because of the instability in his first months of life, he has become very timid and will require a home where there is at least one stay at home mommy or daddy.
Scruffy hates to be crated and crating him all day is not an option, as this has been his life over the past 8 months. He has made several sores on his nose and foot trying to get out of his crate.
He is a wonderful sweet little guy that is just looking for love and a home where he will be the little prince furever. Scruffy loves to be held, be in your lap, snuggle with you in your bed at night, and just be close to his person. He is not high energy but more of a low-key easy going little guy. In the morning he wakes with his tail wagging and makes little happy growls as his way of saying “good morning”!
Scruffy gets along well with other dogs and would love a playmate his size and approximate age. Because he has been crated and not given much attention, he does need help with house training. Scruffy needs and deserves a home where he will be loved furever.
Due to his small size and shyness, a home with children over the age of 12 is preferred. Although he is young, he is not your typical puppy. He is shy and quiet and very loving. If you have the time to commit to helping this little guy overcome his shyness and insecurities and can guide him with patience and understanding then perhaps this little man would be a pawfect fit for your home. Please understand that Scruffy is very young and he needs a family that can give him a lifelong commitment.
Initial Bio 9-17-15 Meet the cutest puppy in town. This is Scruffy, an 8.5 month old, tiny little 4.8 pound chorkie (yorkie/chihuahua) boy. Scruffy is being temporarily fostered in Leesburg, FL.
Scruffy came to his foster home today. He was surrendered by a family who adopted him from a shelter. After a short while they realized they just did not have the time to train and work with a puppy. They knew they could not give him what he needed. Scruffy may have some allergies, but his foster parents are working on that. He needs another parvo/distemper puppy booster shot and a second deworming pill in 2 weeks and he will be ready to finally find his forever home. This puppy has already been in 3 homes in such a short time. It's no wonder he is having hard time with his training and with feeling secure and settled.
He loves to run around outside and like most puppies he has a lot of puppy energy. A fenced yard would be great for Scruffy. When he is ready for his puppy naps he loves to snuggle and give kisses. He gets along great with other dogs and older kids. He won't be able to go to a home with children younger than 12 years old because of his small size.
Scruffy is already microchipped and neutered and will be fully vaccinated shortly. Please keep in mind Scruffy is a very young dog and he is very active. He will need a family that has the time and energy to train him properly and kindly with his manners and his house training while understanding the needs of an active puppy. Scruffy has many years of living left in him, so he needs a home with a family who can make at least a 15 year commitment to him.
If you think you are the right family for Scruffy, please fill out an adoption application for him. Watch for new pictures and updates on Scruffy as he settles into his foster home.
To date we've spent $42.00 on Sunny's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $45.00 in donations.
For more information, contact my foster parents at: email@example.com.
To fill out the adoption application for Sunny click here.
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Adorable Benson is an 8 year old 7.5 pound Yorkie boy being fostered in Dacula Georgia
Benson came to us from an elderly person whose health was in decline so that they were no longer able to care for him. Benson was in pretty rough shape. His hair was so matted it was hard to tell if there was a Yorkie in there or not. On his first grooming over 2 pounds of matted fur we removed and Benson had to be sheared to the skin. He is so much more comfortable now. Benson is going to his first Vet visit tomorrow where he will receive a complete physical exam and we will know what his health needs are.
To date we've spent $0 on Benson's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $0 in donations.
For more information, contact my foster parents at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
To fill out the adoption application for Benson click here.
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Meet Indigo, a SUPER ADORABLE 14 year old 9 lb. Yorkie girl being fostered in Athens, GA.
She is dreaming of her forever home!
THANK YOU TO INDIGO'S RESCUE ANGELS!
Stephanie Frey, Holly Stavis, Cynthia Dial, Holly Stavis, John Porche
Updated bio 12-1-15 Indigo is a super sweet little girl. She just wants a nice quiet place to sleep and eat and take small walks. She does her business outside and doesn't bother anyone.
Indigo likes well-behaved children. She is skittish and doesn't like sudden moves so high energy children would not be good for her.
Indigo is looking for her final forever home where she'll have a warm bed and someone to love her for as long as she has left. She is such a good girl and her gratitude for her final forever home would know no bounds. It will be a very special person who adopts Indigo. Your rewards for loving her will be limitless.
If you are that special person, please fill out an adoption application and take Indigo into your heart and home.
Update 10/14/15: Indigo is 14 years old, but she still loves to play, but she also loves to sleep on the couch! She is in good health for an older dog. Though she has lost all her teeth, she is still a great eater.
Initial Bio 9/15/15: Indigo (or Indie) as she is called. Indigo came to United Yorkie Rescue when her elderly owner had to move into an assisted living facility and was no longer able to care for her. Indie is completely toothless due to poor dental care in the past but this gives her an adorable "Tongue Out Tuesday" permanent smile. Indie has just made it to her foster home today so stay tuned as we get to know her better.
To date we've spent $177.75 on Indigo's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $107.00 in donations.
For more information, contact my foster parents at: email@example.com.
To fill out the adoption application for Indigo click here.
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Rockie is 3 years old, 9 pounds and is residing in Canton, IL
Hi Rockie here: I had my hair cut and I really think I am looking pretty handsome!
THANK YOU TO ROCKIE'S RESCUE ANGELS!
Update 01/27/16: Hi!! Everyone Rockie here!! I have been in my foster home for a week now. I have been a little sad. I am missing my fur brothers Charlie & Chase. I'm the new kid here & my foster sisters & foster brother have been nice to me but I left the only life I knew so I could find a new Furever home. My owner loved me but knew there were too many of us to care for so she let us go to the nice people of UYR to find a new home. I am trying to eat better but I haven't had much of an appetite but it is getting better. My potty training is going slow, but I'm working on it. I'm hoping to find my new family soon but we are going to work on my potty skills for a little while. I am hoping to find someone who understands this life is all new to me. I never had any contact with little kids so I don't know if I would like them. Maybe one big enough to give me space and be nice to me. No little ones that might hurt me. I also hope my new family isn't too busy to help me with my potty skills & they will work with me to walk on a leash. I'm a sweet quiet boy & need someone to love me that really has time and patience to help me. Well time to go outside!! My foster Mom gives out treats when we go outside & I don't want to miss it. Talk to you soon!! Love—Rockie
Update 1/21/16: Rockie got a new haircut. He was neutered, micro chipped & had a dental. He had 3 loose teeth in the back that were removed. He will be feeling much better & will be working on his potty training & learning to walk on a leash. He is looking for a new furever home. So far he is a sweet quiet boy and loves to snuggle on the couch. I don't know how he feels about children but probably would like older, respectful kids that would love on him. No small children. He lived with his elderly owner & had plenty of doggie companions. He might not even mind a nice kitty!!
Initial Bio 01/17/16: Rockie is 3 years old and weighs about 9 lbs. He is a snuggler and seems to be very sweet. He will get his vaccinations all updated this week plus a much needed grooming. He was an owner surrender and we will be working on his potty training. Stay tuned for some updates as soon as we know him better.
To date we've spent $799.19 on Rockie's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $3.50 in donations.
For more information, contact my foster parents at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
To fill out the adoption application for Rockie click here.
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Loving the ride and looking so adorable!
Gizmo is 8 years old and 13.4 pounds being fostered in Indianapolis, IN
THANK YOU TO GIZMO'S RESCUE ANGELS!
Initial Bio: 1/10/16: Welcome to UYR Gizmo! Such a handsome fellow and he loves to cuddle and get back scratches. Fooled us, he does ride nicely in the car if you put him in a doggie car seat! Gizmo is all up to date on his shots. Dental cleaning and neutering is scheduled for January 18th. Then this fellow will be ready for a new forever home!
To date we've spent $491.10 on Gizmo's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $3.50 in donations.
For more information, contact my foster parents at: email@example.com.
To fill out the adoption application for Gizmo click here.
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Isabelle is a 10 pound, 10 year old female Yorkie being fostered in Indianapolis, IN
Isabelle has worked very hard to get to her forever home...could it be you?
THANK YOU TO ISABELLE'S RESCUE ANGELS!
Update Bio: 12/15/15: Isabelle had a recheck today at the Veterinary. New medications are working great. She gets one pill in the AM and two in the PM. With these new meds she barely coughs from her collapsing trachea.
We also had the Veterinary check her hind leg. She jumped off a footstool and has been limping just a bit. So she's on an anti-inflammatory for a few weeks.
Isabelle loves to travel! Today after her check-up we went to PetSmart. Such a sweetheart!
Isabelle is all ready for Santa and has been a good girl all year long! Her Christmas wish is for a forever home for Christmas!
Update Bio: 11/14/15: Isabelle is doing well. She still coughs a lot when agitated or at potty time. We get up 3-4 times per night for potty breaks. She is still adjusting to not being the alpha dog, but does love to tease her fur sister. She hopped right into her travel crate to travel to the groomers on Friday. When picked up after grooming, foster dad and I got lots of kisses which is rare. She will greet you at the door with a toy and does a wiggle dance to let you know she is happy to see you.
Initial Bio 10-10-15: Lovely Isabelle (Izzy) loves to ride in the car in her car seat! Izzy came to UYR because of a severe cough caused by a collapsing trachea. She is currently on medications to help. Izzy gets along well with the foster mom’s fur kids but would probably do best as an only dog. She is currently working on being potty trained as Izzy was trained to use the potty pads. She loves to travel and loves to jump right into her travel crate and survey the world.
To date we've spent $1625.44 on Isabelle's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $353.50 in donations.
For more information, contact my foster parents at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
To fill out the adoption application for Isabelle click here.
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Charlie is one of our new bundles of love at 3 years old, around 6 pounds residing in Bettendorf, IA
THANK YOU TO CHARLIE'S RESCUE ANGELS!
Update: 1/26/15: Charlie is a sweet little boy. He is very shy around new people, he shakes and tries to hide behind me. I am working with him on socializing but he still needs a lot of work. He has not been around large dogs or kids yet. He likes to play but still does not know how to play with toys. We already had one play date and have two more scheduled. We will continue to have play dates so he will feel more comfortable around people and hopefully learn to play with toys. On the first play date the doggie we visited brought him a toy to play with and Charlie had no clue. He just watched the other dog play with the toy. The dog was around his size and Charlie was comfortable around him but indifferent. He was more content to sit on the couch and be petted. After we were there for a while he did warm up to the adult in the house and she was able to hold him on her lap and pet him. He got very nervous when the other dog ran to the front door and barked at people walking by. Charlie is a very quiet boy.
The house he came from had a lot of dogs and he always stayed inside. So he is very scared when you bring him outside, this is also a work in progress. He is getting a lot better at being carried. He lets me carry him without shaking. He loves to cuddle and follows me everywhere but does not get underfoot. I have a cat and they get along great, they both sleep in bed with me. He is scheduled to be neutered and have teeth pulled on 2/5. Hopefully he will no longer want to mark after he is neutered. We are still working on potty training but he holds it all night when we are in bed.
Updated Bio 01/21/16: We received good news from the vet today. I only need my two remaining baby teeth pulled and maybe one adult tooth. My teeth will be pulled at the same time as my neutering. I am Heartworm negative and I had my nails trimmed. Still working on my potty training but I am making good progress socializing. All in all a good day!
Initial Bio 1/17/16: Meet Charlie, he is a three year old bundle of love. He is a little shy at first but warms up quickly. Charlie loves to gives kisses and needs to learn how to play with toys. Charlie is content to lay next to you on the couch, but when he wants attention he gently puts his paw on you and gives you those puppy eyes that you just can't say no to. He is not potty trained but he lets you bath and brush him and he gets along with my cat. Charlie needs to be updated on his vaccinations, neutered, and his nails trimmed. I believe his weight to be about 6 pounds, but will know more when we visit the vet. Looking forward to getting to know him better, so watch for updates!
To date we've spent $321.22 on Charlie IA's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $20.00 in donations.
For more information, contact my foster parents at: email@example.com.
To fill out the adoption application for Charlie IA click here.
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Chance is a sweet senior Yorkie ready to give someone a TON of love. He is estimated to be 10 years old and weights 15 lbs. He is being fostered in Mountain City, TN.
"Chance doesn't know why he landed at the shelter at the age of 10 years old (estimate). He is looking for his new perfect human that will love him the rest of his life. Could that be YOU?"
Initial Bio 2/11/2016
Meet Chance, what an appropriate name for this sweet, scared senior boy! Chance belonged to a person who was served an eviction notice for having too many pets in their apartment. Their solution was to leave Chance at the local animal shelter. This is very sad because older fellas like sweet Chance often will not be adopted simply because they have a little "mileage" on them. United Yorkie Rescue knows and appreciates how wonderful a senior dog can be and we just had to jump in and give Chance the opportunity to live out the rest of his years in the safety of a forever home.
Chance is a big boy for a Yorkie. He can definitely stand to lose a few pounds! We also know that Chance has cataracts that most Yorkies will start to develop after the age 8 or so. His vision is likely somewhat diminished, though we are not sure to what extent. An appointment has been made for Change to see the vet next week to evaluate his medical needs and come up with a plan to get Chance to his ideal body weight and optimal health.
Right now Chance is just scared and wondering what he did wrong to end up in a scary shelter without his person. His foster mom is showering him with love and attention so that he can get past this.
We don't know a lot about Chance at this point so please stay tuned for developments after his vet visit next week.
And PLEASE DO NOT cross this sweet boy off your list just because he isn't a young Pup! It is not unusual for Yorkies to live to be 15-17 years of age and beyond. Senior dogs are so wonderful in so many ways. They are gentle, appreciative, past all the annoying "Puppy Habits" like chewing, barking, etc. Chance will likely do best in a home where there are older adults who can lavish him with love and attention and give him a warm safe home to spend the rest of his years.
Could that be you?
To date we've spent $0 on Chance's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $0 in donations.
For more information, contact my foster parents at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
To fill out the adoption application for Chance click here.
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Justice is 5 years old (estimated) and weighs 11 pounds. He is mostly likely a Shihtzu/Terrier mix and is being fostered in Byrdstown Tennessee.
Justice has been through a lot. He needs someone to love him the rest of his life. Could that be you?
THANK YOU TO JUSTICE' RESCUE ANGELS!
Wendy Fuhrmaneck, Bonnie Vaupel, Karry Rogers, John Porche
Initial Bio 1/16/2016 Justice has been aptly named based on our hopes for him as well as for those persons responsible for his current condition. Justice comes to United Yorkie Rescue from our amazing partners at Animal Rescue Corps (ARC). Justice was part of Operation Resolution; a large abandonment/hoarding and cruelty case in Hardin County TN. He was living in a building with many other abandoned animals. The flooring was completed decomposed from urine and feces and the ammonia gas levels were so high that the first responders had to wear gas masks and hazardous materials gear in order to remove Justice and the other animals from the scene. You can learn more about this case and see footage of Justice and his sibling Murphy by viewing the ARC footage of Justice's rescue
Over the next few days Justice was given nutritious food, a safe place to lay, medical evaluation and medical care. At this point, ARC reaches out to its valued shelter partners to finish the work that they begin. UYR will now take over Justice’s care by providing a more permanent foster home, additional medical care and eventually a new forever home. UYR gladly stepped up for Justice and his brother Murphy who were very sick and in fact were the first two dogs to leave the ARC shelter so that they could immediately begin to receive the care that they need.
It is likely Justice has lived in severe conditions most of his life…..we can’t know for sure. We can say that his skin in in terrible condition from being literally eaten alive by fleas and mange. He is also malnourished and dehydrated, has ear infections, infected teeth and he may also have heart worms. He has large open sores over all of his body, his feet are swollen and raw, his lymph nodes are swollen, his skin is thick and leathery and he is in very rough shape. He is already receiving the love and medical care that he needs to heal. He will be going for testing on Monday and we will know for certain then if he has heart worms. He will also need to be neutered before he can be adopted. In spite of his poor medical condition, Justice is just the sweetest and most loving little boy you could EVER hope to meet. He will let you hold him in your arms like a baby, he will give you kisses, he will “grab” your arm with his paws as if to say “I’m holding on to you for dear life”….please don’t leave me. In his more rambunctious moods he loves to play and in spite of his many medical concerns he still has the spirit of a playful pup. You can see evidence of this by watching this short video of Justice at Play
Justice is not housebroken and not leash trained. How could he be given the life he has had. He is smart and so willing to learn however and wants only to please. He has only been in his foster home for one day, but so far he is okay with the other pets (dogs and cats) in the home. He eats well and follows his human around like a shadow.
We are just getting to know Justice so please stay tuned for updates in the coming days. Please help us pay for Justice’s care by giving a donation through PayPal by clicking the PayPal button below.
To date we've spent $216.34 on Justice's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $220.00 in donations.
For more information, contact my foster parents at: email@example.com.
To fill out the adoption application for Justice click here.
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Kirby and his vets
Kirby is a wonderful 7 year old, 9 lb. Yorkie boy being fostered in Nashville, TN
THANK YOU TO KIRBY'S RESCUE ANGELS!
Ernest Achenbach, Angie Cagle, Wendy Fuhrmaneck, Mary Cronin
Updated bio 2-9-16 Kirby is doing great! He's a whooping 9 pounds now. He loves to play, cuddle, run, eat yummy food, and get belly rubs! We've had a lot of snow lately and he LOVES to play in it!
He is still marking in the house, but his foster parents are using bellybands and being diligent about talking him outside to do his business.
It was originally planned to have Kirby neutered and have his dental at the end of February. After the vet talked to the pharmacy company that suggested his treatment plan, the vet decided to postpone all surgery until he tests negative for Heartworm disease. They will do that test six months after his last treatment... So June.
He is a favorite at Berry Hill Animal Hospital! Everyone loves him and his cute little face! You can see his picture. That is his dogtor, Dr. Kirkpatrick holding him and one of the vet techs is smiling beside him.
At this time we are not accepting applications for Kirby as he will be in his foster home until at least June. Please check back for updates. When we know he is ready for his forever home applications will then be accepted.
Updated bio 11-16-15 Kirby is a 7 year old fellow. He weighs 7.5 pounds and is being fostered in Nashville, TN.
Hey, everyone! It's me, Kirby. A lot has happened since my last update. I really do love my foster mom, dad, and brothers. Despite coming from deplorable conditions at the puppy mill, it has been very easy for me to show love! There is nothing better than getting and giving love to my foster family.
I'm still working on this "potty training" thing, but foster mom isn't worried, because she said I'm smart and catch on easy. Also, my skin is healing up nicely, thanks to the warm baths with my special shampoo. I even like being blow-dried! And boy oh boy, do I smell great. This is sure the life. The day United Yorkie Rescue took me from that horrible puppy mill place was the luckiest day of my life. My next luckiest day will be the day I get my forever family.
I had my second DOGtor visit today and it's been confirmed I do have heartworms. It's going to be long road of recovery -- For those of you who don't know how treating heartworms works....I'll be given heartgard and antibiotics, prednisone, and a series of 3 injections over a 3 month period.
I won't be adoptable until all of that is over and that will be close to March of 2016. You can still apply to adopt me but my Foster Mom says she will just be collecting applications until we get closer to time for my treatment to be done. That way there will be a bigger group of homes for her to choose from so that I find the one that is JUST RIGHT FOR ME!
During this time I have to keep calm, which will be hard, because I'm full of energy. I sure will appreciate your love and friendship during the rough time ahead. If you would like to help me in my recovery and donate towards my expensive treatment, please give whatever you can. Every penny will help. just click on the PayPal link below. Thank you so much XOXO, Kirby
Initial Bio 11/06/15: Kirby was taken into UYR from the Animal Rescue Corps puppy mill rescue operation in rural Mississippi. The Animal Rescue Corps in collaboration with law enforcement agencies responded to a tip from a concerned citizen found Kirby and almost 70 other small breed animals living in terrible conditions. They were living in wire cages outdoors exposed to the elements. These dogs were rescued and brought to the safety of the ARC temporary shelter in Lebanon TN.
As a rescue partner, UYR was asked to assist with helping Kirby and 5 other Yorkies receive continued medical care and eventually a new forever home where they will become treasured family members. Kirby's luck has definitely taken a turn for the positive and he had this to say after his visit to the Dogtor today:
Hi UYR Family & Friends! My name is KIRBY! We met briefly this morning/yesterday, but I wanted to share more about my life with you….. Today I visited the DOGtor for the very first time! As you can see, I have a lot of medical issues: I am heart worm positive (so I will have a long road of recovery ahead of me!), I have staph infection on my skin (which explains my hair loss) and I am in terrible need of a dental exam. Plus, foster mom is determined to fatten me up, because I only weigh a measly 6 pounds and you can see ALL of my ribs and backbone. Despite having it hard, I am a very positive 7 year old! I am full of energy: I love to play with foster mom and my PAWsome foster brothers! But because of my life at puppy mill, I still have A LOT to learn about being a gentleman. Foster mom is showing me extra love, nursing me back to health and teaching me how to be a good boy! I will definitely need LOTS of support from my UYR family & friends, so please…. Help a fellow Yorkie brother out by contributing towards my care!
P.S. - I got my first bath with my special shampoo (I could get used to that kind of pampering!) and I love it! Splish Splash Kirby LOVES takin' a bath :)
To date we've spent $1383.80 on Kirby's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $335.00 in donations.
For more information, contact my foster parents at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
To fill out the adoption application for Kirby click here.
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Murphy is 5 years old (estimated) and weighs 11 pounds. He is most likely a Shihtzu/Terrier mix and is being fostered in Cordova Tennessee.
Murphy has had a rough life and is looking for his perfect forever PERSON. Are you the one for Murphy?
THANK YOU TO MURPHY'S RESCUE ANGELS!
Wendy Fuhrmaneck, Aimee Johnston, Patrick Siano, John Porche
Initial Bio 1/16/2016 Murphy comes to United Yorkie Rescue from our amazing partners at Animal Rescue Corps (ARC). Murphy was part of Operation Resolution; a large abandonment/hoarding and cruelty case in Hardin County TN. He was living in a building with many other abandoned animals. The flooring was completed decomposed from urine and feces and the ammonia gas levels were so high that the first responders had to wear gas masks and hazardous materials gear in order to remove Murphy and the other animals from the scene. You can learn more about this case and see footage of Murphy and his sibling Justice by viewing the ARC footage of Murphy's rescue
Over the next few days Murphy was given nutritious food, a safe place to lay, medical evaluation and medical care. At this point, ARC reaches out to its valued shelter partners to finish the work that they begin. UYR will now take over Murphy’s care by providing a more permanent foster home, additional medical care and eventually a new forever home. UYR gladly stepped up for Murphy and his brother Justice who were very sick and in fact were the first two dogs to leave the ARC shelter so that they could immediately begin to receive the care that they need.
It is likely that Murphy has lived in severe conditions most of his life…..we can’t know for sure. We can say that his skin in in terrible condition from being literally eaten alive by fleas and mange. He is also malnourished and dehydrated, has ear infections, and is positive for heart worms. If there is any “good news” for Murphy it is that his heart worm disease is in very early stages. He has been found to have no adult size heartworms; only the micro-fillaria or baby sized ones that are easily killed. We are so grateful to have found them early and he will be treated for them with oral medication and not the lengthy and unpleasant 4 month long protocol that dogs with adult heart worms must undergo. He has large open sores over all of his body, his feet are swollen and raw, his lymph nodes are swollen, his skin is thick and leathery and from the outside he is in very rough shape. However, Murphy saw the Veterinarian today (1/16/2016) and he is in much better condition on the inside than he appears on the outside. His teeth are in good shape, his physical exam was overall quite normal given the way he looks and he is deemed ready to be neutered and micro-chipped next week. He has been given medicated shampoo and medicine for his skin issues and in a couple of weeks there is a very good chance that Murphy can be adopted. In the meantime he is receiving LOADS of love, belly rubs, treats and attention from his foster Mom and Dad as well as his foster siblings.
Murphy is OVER THE MOON SWEET. He wags his tail, gives kisses and plays like any other little boy dog. He is not housebroken and not leash trained as he has never been “asked” to do those things. He has only been in his foster home for one day, but so far he is okay with the other dogs the home. We are just getting to know Murphy so please stay tuned for updates in the coming days. Getting Murphy into a healthy adoptable state is very expensive. Murphy would greatly appreciate any help towards the cost of his care. Click the PayPal button below to help Murphy and THANK YOU!
To date we've spent $268.21 on Murphy's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $135.00 in donations.
For more information, contact my foster parents at: email@example.com.
To fill out the adoption application for Murphy click here.
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Sweet Beautiful Willow is a Cuddlebug!
Getting my Treatments I am So Good!
Willow is a very sweet 15.3 pound Yorkie. She is about 8 years old and is being fostered in Ashland City, TN
THANK YOU TO WILLOW'S RESCUE ANGELS!
Karry Rogers, Jan Freeman, Janice Wrench, Karry Rogers, Phyllis Lewis, Wendy Fuhrmaneck, Craig Seal, Yolanda Hobbs, Mary Ropp, Hilda Bacardi, Carol Gostomski, Annisa England, Stephanie Digman
Updated Bio: 1/06/2016. Before being taken in by United Yorkie Rescue, Willow's life consisted of nothing but having litter after litter of puppies. When she got here Willow had many medical issues that needed to be addressed. She had several mammary tumors, severely damaged teeth and really bad ear infections. United Yorkie Rescue has since had her mammary tumors removed successfully, her dental needs addressed and resolved her ear infections. However, we still noticed that Willow had a very rapid respiratory rate and was having difficulty breathing at rest. She also didn't seem to have much energy. Willow has been to see a respiratory specialist and after additional tests it was discovered that Willow suffers from chronic bronchitis. The good news is that this condition is manageable with daily medications. Since beginning treatment, Willow has become a new dog! She was already sweet and loving, but now she has more energy and runs around and plays like a puppy! Willow is looking for a forever family who is home most of the time and is willing to administer her medications twice a day to keep her healty for remainder of her life. In return Willow is willing to provide all the love and attention and kisses you can handle! Willow adores all humans and animals. She never meets a stranger. Willow deserves to life a quality life full of love and tender care..could you be that special family for her?
Willow's medical expenses have risen as UYR has worked to have her diagnosed and treated. Please find it in your heart to donate to Willows care.
Updated Bio 11-19-15 Willow has settled in at her foster home. Her favorite thing to do is give kisses after kisses! Willow enjoys meeting new people and gets along well with her foster fur siblings. Willow is not a fan of being crated or trapped in a small area. She likes to have run of the house.
The good news it that Willow is making progress in her potty training, but when her foster family isn't home she wears a diaper. She had her visit to the dentist this week and had 9 teeth removed! Don't be alarmed! She still has plenty of teeth left to eat her yummy food with.
Willow had spent her past life having litter after litter of puppies. She is not much for playing with toys, but is all about being with her person and snuggling. She loves sleeping with her foster mom and dad! Willow would be great in a home where someone is home most of the time. She would also do well in a home with other fur babies. Willow is just looking for love and looking to give love! Wouldn’t you want to make Willow your forever baby? Please fill out an adoption application for her.
Updated Bio 11-01-2015: Willow just landed in her new Foster home in TN. She is recovering from surgery to remove mammary tumors. The good news is that surgery was successful and we believe Willow is cured. She still needs to have a dental which will happen this week.
Willow has separation anxiety and does not like to be left alone. She will need a home where her owners are willing to be with her most of the time. She also gets anxious riding in vehicles and is not a fan of traveling. Willow is still working on house training and will need a home where they have the patience to help her continue to make progress.
Her new Foster Mom is just getting to know her so stay tuned for updates as we get to know her better.
Initial Bio 10-8-15 Willow arrived at her foster home today. She is scheduled for her first vet visit on Monday. She has several tumors that need removal. She will also need a spay, a dental, and medicine for her infected ears. Willow also needs all her vaccinations, including heartworm and fecal testing.
Willow will need about two weeks to recover and then we expect her to be ready for her forever home. She is not house trained yet but gets along with other dogs, and is just a very wonderful dog ready to be loved and cared for forever.
Please check back soon after Willow's surgery for updates on her progress. Willow's surgery, which will include the removal of several tumors, a dental, a spay, blood work, vaccinations, and an analysis of the tumors, will be costly. Please consider donating towards this sweet girl's medical care.
To date we've spent $2303.84 on TN Willow's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $1535.00 in donations.
For more information, contact my foster parents at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
To fill out the adoption application for TN Willow click here.
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Bailey is a spunky 8 years old and 10 pounds being fostered in Lancaster, TX
THANK YOU TO BAILEY'S RESCUE ANGELS!
Jane St. John, Dawn Rozran
Update 02/09/16: Hello, Bailey here from Texas. I've been hanging out with my foster family for a few weeks now and my FM says I'm as sweet and cuddly as the day I arrived. I'm a friendly little guy who loves a good belly rub. I went to the dogtor and they say I'm a healthy boy. I'm all UTD on my shots and even have sparkling clean teeth. I do have something called luxating patella (my back knees are not aligned perfectly with the sockets) which is common with Yorkies but FM says it does not slow me down or cause me any noticeable problems.
I am also a door dasher and I love to go for a walk!! An open door is a game for me and I'm fast!! I don't run off, once I get out the door, game over and I won!! I like other dogs my size and I'm great with all my people. I need to be the only fur boy in my new family as I like to mark here and there otherwise. I wear a cute little belly band while my family is gone but I also know to ask to go outside when needed.
Wanted: a patient family to love me just as I am which shouldn't be too hard as I'm really lovable. If that's you, please drop my FM a note at email@example.com or please fill out an adoption application on the UYR website!
Update 1/18/2016: As we suspected Bailey is really a very sweet boy! He is healing very well from his injury and it has not slowed down his willingness to give love and kisses. He is loaded with personality and enjoys being with his people. He loves to lay on the couch and he loves to go for a walk too. He is still marking a little bit (or trying, he wears a belly band) but less and less each day. We feel if he is an only dog or at least an only male that this can be nipped in the bud very quickly in his new home. He is a very happy boy who lights up a room with his darling face. He will need to have a fenced in yard and will have to be watched very carefully around open doors. He does try to run straight out the door, we feel he must have gone outside often with his previous owner as he doesn't try to run off. Bailey was an only pup in his family and would probably make a great only as he has a companion type personality. He gets along with everyone and is a joy. If Bailey sounds like your kind of guy please visit our website or drop foster mom a note.
Updated Bio 01/14/16:Bailey was surrendered to the shelter when his owner passed away and his family no longer wanted him. I can't believe anyone could give up such a darling little boy but we are glad he is safe and sound with us now. He is a spunky, but friendly guy, who is doing great with his foster fur sibs. He is a sweet 10 pound, 8 year old boy who is UTD on his shots and neutered. However, we need some extra thoughts and prayers for him as Bailey is having some pain in his back and some bruising on his tummy. We are sure hoping that it is nothing serious. He went to the vet today but will need to visit again tomorrow. Your support for this precious boy is greatly appreciated as we want to make sure he receives the very best care. As we get to know Bailey we will keep you updated.
To date we've spent $125.00 on Bailey's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $275.00 in donations.
For more information, contact my foster parents at: Yorkielove0409@yahoo.com.
To fill out the adoption application for Bailey click here.
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Robo is a sweet one year old, 8 pound little boy who was hit by a car. He is being fostered in Boyd, TX
THANK YOU TO ROBO'S RESCUE ANGELS!
Patricia Alam, Dana Barao, Karyn Palmer, John Sauser, Connie Peters, Irene and Peter Havas, Olga Stecker, Kristin Vole, Lisa Smith, Cindy Novak, Jennifer Yoon, Wendy Fuhrmaneck, Leslie Culver, Vela Gregory, Jamie Case, Crystal Shores, James Hufford, Pamela Barr, Pascaline Golie, Courtney Campbell, Kelly O'Glee, Julie and James Hufford, Patrick Siano, Holly Stavis
Update 12/19/15: Hello it's me again Robo! My foster Mom is taking really good care of me. She got scared though, after my second surgery, I wasn't doing so great and was in severe pain. She took me to the vet and they kept me overnight for observation and put me on a stronger pain killer. So from there on out I've been doing really well but still have to be confined in a small area. We just had another visit with the vet a few days ago, Doc said my left leg is not healing as fast as my right and he doesn't like the crackle and pop sounds so he took an x-ray. He said the Pin and Screw are bobbing back and forth just a smidge. So we are going back on Jan. 5th and having them removed. I am now proud to say that I'm not on pain killers anymore, just Anti-Inflammatory meds and I also get to start Physical Therapy at home!! And Doc also said I am now able to stay out for 20 minutes at a time for exercise!! Stay tuned there will be more up-dates to come!
Update 11/05/15: Hello Ladies and Gentlemen! My name is Robo! I have had a really rough week due to being hit by a car. I was picked up and taken to a nearby shelter for evaluation. Both rear legs were broken along with a fractured Tibia and Femur. My Savior (foster Mom) pulled me from the shelter and took me straight to the Vet. The very next day I was in surgery. Well I'm finally home now!! So the next several weeks are going to be a very difficult healing time for me. Please stay tuned and I will keep you updated on my progress!
Initial Bio 10/31/15: Robo was taken to the animal shelter in Fort Worth TX after being hit by a car. He was kept by them for 3 days until UYR came to save him. His back legs sustained serious breaks in 3 places. He had surgery today to repair his injuries and will be spending another 3 days in 24 hour care. Donations are desperately needed to help us cover these expenses.
To date we've spent $2219.37 on Robo's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $1188.50 in donations.
For more information, contact my foster parents at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
To fill out the adoption application for Robo click here.
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What a bonus, Woody likes to sleep in late. How great is that?
Woody is an adorable 12 years old, 5 pound Yorkie male residing in Grapevine, TX
THANK YOU TO WOODY'S RESCUE ANGELS!
Linda Freedman, Stephanie Slack, Vicki Dykes, Jane St. John, Brenda Van Valen, Belinda Smith, Valerie Leavitt, Carla Chamberlain, Sheila Leverentz, Holly Stavis
Initial Bio 1/13/16: Woody is a darling little 12 year old senior boy who has already warmed the hearts of everyone who has met him. He came to UYR when his family no longer had time for him, hard to imagine as he isn’t very demanding. He likes to lounge with his person on the couch but he also likes to be outside. He just loves to give sweet kisses too! He isn’t a morning guy and all 5 pounds of him has to be coaxed out of his warm blanket. He is just as sweet as he can be and gets along with other pups. He seems to be house trained and has had no accidents. Woody is just looking for a warm and loving home to call his own forever! Woody is neutered, UTD on all shots and HW negative. He is scheduled for a good dental later this month and will ready for adoption. We just met this little pup a few days ago so stay tuned for more information as we get to know him.
To date we've spent $348.50 on Woody's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $262.00 in donations.
For more information, contact my foster parents at: email@example.com.
To fill out the adoption application for Woody click here.
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Chase has started his brand new life in Hobart, WI and is 7 years old and 8.8 pounds. His Foster Family is very excited about him!
THANK YOU TO CHASE'S RESCUE ANGELS!
Update 01/28/16: Good morning world!! Last night was the first night that I did not remove my belly band while sleeping making my foster mom very happy and very proud of me. I slept entire night right here in this comfy bed and after I went potty this morning I ran back upstairs to go plop down in it for another snooze. I just love this bed and blankies. Today I have to go to the dogtor again for a recheck on the procedures I had last week. My foster mommy thinks I'm going to get through it with flying colors she says I'm doing great!
Chase is healthy, happy and just looking for someone who will love him and give lots of snuggles and belly rubs (lots of those). If you are the one please fill out an application at www.uyr.us. Foster parents are willing to drive up to 3 hours to help with transportation to the right family.
Update: 01/24/16: It's been one week since Chase's mommy decided to surrender him along with 3 others so they could have a better life. Chase’s mom had acquired him from a breeder that no longer had a need for him. Poor little guy has had a lot of homes in his short lifespan.
Chase had a very busy week. Monday was his initial vet visit. Thursday he had all 15 teeth pulled, he was neutered and had a herniated umbilical fixed. We were also informed that he tested positive for Lyme disease but after 28 days on an antibiotic he will be just fine.
Chase is not potty trained but is learning fast. In fact, since his neutering he has not even been wearing his belly band (partly due to the fact we can't keep it on him…he is an expert on wiggling his way out of it). He has not had any accidents in three days. Chase was sleeping in a crate but decided he was not going to do that so he slept in our bathroom with a cozy bed and blankets and was perfectly content and no accidents overnight. He would prefer to sleep in our bed but foster daddy says no, that four dogs are too much which is breaking foster mom’s heart. Chase has been unable to do stairs until last night when he followed his foster mommy upstairs to make popcorn. Little stinker. Can go up and down just fine.
Chase is an absolute charming little guy. He gets along with everyone and his fur siblings. The only negative we have seen is when my daughter brought her German Shepard over. Chase was very apprehensive and barked the entire she was here. Not a fan of big dogs. Chase would do well with other small dogs or as an only dog. If you are interested in Chase please feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Updated Bio 01/18/16: Hello. I just got back from the doctor and I had a busy morning there. I am now up-to-date on vaccinations, micro chipped and my nails got a badly needed trim. I weigh 8.8 lbs. which is just right and the Vet estimates I am 7 years old. My blood work came back great and I am heartworm negative. Wooooo hooooo. On Thursday I am having some dental work done unfortunately I will lose most, if not all, of my teeth. However, I will be much happier. My foster siblings don't have teeth and they eat and chew just like dogs who do have teeth. I will most likely be neutered at the same time so maybe I can lose the belly band really soon. I will be ready for a forever family soon. If interested please email my mommy.
Initial Bio 01/16/16: Meet Chase! Chase has just started a new journey to a brand new life. I am so excited to be a part of this journey! So many things to learn about him, but in the few hours since I have met him this is what I know.... He is a sweetheart and we estimate he is around 6 or 7 years young, weighing around 8-9 pounds.
Chase is not potty trained but never had a chance to be and I bet he will be a very quick learner. He will be neutered and have dental work done soon.
Chase is going to make a fabulous furever pet for some lucky family. I just know it! Please…Stay tuned as we get to know Chase a little better.
To date we've spent $1199.95 on Chase's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $3.50 in donations.
For more information, contact my foster parents at: email@example.com.
To fill out the adoption application for Chase click here.
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Flynn (formerly known as Bugsby) is a 7 year old, 6 pound Yorkie enjoying his foster home in Sheboygan,WI
THANK YOU TO FLYNN'S RESCUE ANGELS!
Update 02/06/16: Flynn had his dental cleaning & was neutered on January 25th. He had ten teeth removed, but still has his canine teeth, his molars, and some others left. This was great news!
I did find out, he has luxating patellas, but this does not bother him, or is it severe enough, where surgery is necessary or recommended.
Housetraining is coming along. Flynn sleeps with us at night, and if he needs to get a drink or go out, he will stand at the end of the bed and bark (same goes for when he is on the couch).
I let him out first, and he gets a treat when he comes in, Flynn will then get a drink of water. I always watch him closely, because there are times he may search for a spot to "lift his leg", but a good "No" stops him. As long as I have him in my sight, I do not put a belly band on him.
Flynn has come so far in the 6 weeks he has been with us. His weight is good, his eyes have brightened, and he interacts with my 4 dogs, all of whom, have totally different personalities. He fits so perfectly, as that little dog you would like as a companion for yourself, or an addition to your fur family. All you need is patience, and give him time to adjust to you, and his new surroundings.
Updated Bio 01/20/16: Flynn has been to the Veterinarian and is now up-to-date on all of his vaccinations, and is heartworm negative. His blood work came back good. His heart and lungs also sound very good. His thyroid levels are on the low side, but the blood test shows he does not have a thyroid problem. Flynn will most likely need to have the rest of his teeth removed. He is being treated for a yeast infection in both ears and they are looking much improved since treatment started.
His personality is starting to develop and he has become quite trusting of us. He is following our routine very well...he even knows his place to sit and wait for his food. House-training is coming along...he has been barking when he needs to go out to defecate.
Flynn is scheduled for his neuter and dental in less than a week.
Initial Bio 12/27/15: Hi, I'm FLYNN, previously Bugsby. I'm a 7 year old, 6 lb. Yorkie boy. Another rescue acquired me from an Amish puppy mill...no one knows how long I was there, but seems like my whole life. That rescue only had me for 5 days...they care for special needs & hospice dogs, and the bigger dogs didn't like me, that's how I ended up with UYR & foster mom Wendy.
Hi, foster mom here. Flynn needs all of his vaccinations, a dental, and he needs to be neutered. He is leery of people, but great with other dogs.
At this time, Flynn needs a lot of patience, love, kindness, and a soft cheery voice. He eats in the same room with my 4 furkids, and is fine with that. As I find out more about his personality, and his vet tests, I will update his bio.
To date we've spent $600.69 on Flynn's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $3.50 in donations.
For more information, contact my foster parents at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
To fill out the adoption application for Flynn click here.
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Lacy made herself at home very quickly! She is 8 years old, 5.2 pounds and residing in McFarland, WI
Please help us with Lacy's growing dental expenses.
THANK YOU TO LACY'S RESCUE ANGELS!
Donna Hayes, Wendy Fuhrmaneck
Update 02/05/16: Lacy continues to improve after her first dental surgery. Nine teeth were abscessed and six were removed. The x-rays showed that for the remaining three teeth had curved roots at the bottom and were dangerously close to the bottom of the jaw line. There is a potential for a jaw fracture by pulling these teeth. It was decided that she needs to be seen by a dental specialist at the UW veterinary teaching hospital in Madison, Wisconsin to ensure removal can be done without fracturing her jaw. She will be in great hands with the specialist who will take every precaution to maintain the integrity of her jaw. After this second dental, she will need to be spayed.
It's a joy to see her run around the house and start acting like a puppy. At eight years old, she sure has a lot of energy right now! She must be so relieved to have most of the pain from her mouth gone! If you are able to help at all, through donations toward her surgeries, we sure would appreciate it. Coming from a hoarding situation, she did not have the medical care she needed. United Yorkie Rescue is making sure that all of her needs are met! With your help, she has a bright future! Lacy's next dental will be on February 18. Please keep her in your thoughts and stay tuned for updates.
Update 1/29/16: Unfortunately the dental surgery did not go as planned. Quite a few of Lacy's teeth were abscessed, the dental took longer than anticipated and her spay couldn't be done at the same time. There are 3 teeth that the vet didn't remove because there was concern about breaking Lacy's jaw in the extraction process. Lacy will need a specialist to remove those 3 teeth and it will be very expensive to protect her jaw. Lacy will be seen at the Veterinary Teaching Hospital at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Please help us with Lacy's growing expenses. Once her dentals are behind her, we will still need to spay her. Thank you so much!
Update Bio 1/28/16: Keep Lacy in your thoughts today as Lacy heads to the clinic for a much needed dental and spay. Her teeth are so bad that they are a bit concerned over her basic jaw structure.
Initial Bio 01/19/: She came from northern Wisconsin and lived with quite a few other friends. Her previous owner felt like she could not take adequate care of all of her little ones due to her age and reached out to United Yorkie Rescue to see if we could take a few. The transport was set up and she began her journey with 3 other little ones to various foster homes in the mid-west. Lacy is a very sweet but slightly over-weight 5.2 pound little girl. She loves to be around people and enjoys car rides, although she is very insistent that her place is on my lap and not in her car seat! We are working on that! Lacy came in pretty dirty and a bit smelly. After a long bath, she was squeaky clean and ready to explore her new digs! She quickly found a bed that suited her and snuggled in for a nap. She was soon joined by another fur friend and dozed the rest of the afternoon in front of the fireplace. Her vet visit yesterday went basically well. There were no surprises. She has severe dental disease with possible abscesses. It is likely she will lose most if not all her teeth! She will also need to be spayed before she can go to her forever home. Even though she lived with many other dogs, it is very obvious that she was loved and treasured. It is a difficult decision to make when families need to surrender some of their fur babies because they can no longer care of them. I am so thankful that United Yorkie Rescue was able to help out and take all 4! Stay tuned for more updates!
To date we've spent $627.60 on Lacy's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $45.00 in donations.
For more information, contact my foster parents at: email@example.com.
To fill out the adoption application for Lacy click here.
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Peanut is a 15 pound, 3 year old girl who is being fostered in Oak Creek, WI.
Peanut's adoption is on hold while we continue to work with her compulsive behavior issues.
THANK YOU TO PEANUT'S RESCUE ANGELS!
Update 11/28/15: Hi Peanut here: I am so cute! I am still working on my anxiety issues then I can get adopted and give my forever parents some big kisses!
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 mix 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 $178.57 on Peanut's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $50.00 in donations.
For more information, contact my foster parents at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
To fill out the adoption application for Peanut click here.
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Snuffy's eligibility for adoption is temporarily on hold.
Please wait until we have addressed his behavior before submitting an application for adoption.
THANK YOU TO SNUFFY'S RESCUE ANGELS!
Holly Huckabone, Irene and Peter Havas, Holly Stavis
Update 11/28/15: Hi Snuffy here: My Foster Mom and I continue to work on my issues. It will take some time, but I am happy and trying to improve.
Update 7/10/15 Snuffy was owned by an elderly man who was unable to care for him properly. Snuffy was surrendered to UYR on July 4th. He is rail thin and since coming into rescue, has vomited after eating. He has an appetite but cannot hold his food down. He has been seen by a vet to try to determine the cause of this. Today the vet after observing Snuffy for the entire day now knows he has cervical Mega E, a condition similar to our Forever Ours pup, Evo. Snuffy needs to be held upright after eating for 30 minutes and will need a high calorie soft to liquid diet. Dogs with this condition are typically born with them, however it is also possible to be caused by trauma. Snuffy is fearful of strange men and will bite if he feels threatened by anyone. He is good with his foster mom, but not many others right now.
To date we've spent $2834.56 on Snuffy's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $48.50 in donations.
For more information, contact my foster parents at: email@example.com.
To fill out the adoption application for Snuffy click here.
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Sophie has an adoption pending. She is a 9 year old hanging out in Greendale, WI while we treat her mange condition
THANK YOU TO SOPHIE'S RESCUE ANGELS!
Jennifer Rancour, John Sauser
Update 2/3/16: Sophie had a progress exam today and her skin is much improved and there is no more evidence of mange. She had her first course vaccinations today since she was unable to receive any of her annual vaccinations once her condition was diagnosed. In two weeks she will have her follow up vaccinations and then her adoption will be finalized.
Update 1/22/16: Sophie had her fourth dip today and another skin scraping to determine how the mite eradication is going. The scraping showed no live mites or larvae. In two weeks Sophie with have another checkup and get her vaccinations updated before her adoption.
Update 1/13/16: Sophie had her third dip today for her mange mites. Her skin is looking much better. She will be evaluated by her vet next week for a skin scraping to determine if a 4th dip is required. So far, she is looking good and is very patient with her treatments.
Update 12/30/15: Sophie was seen by her new vet today and scraping were taken of her skin crusts. She has an active case of demodex mange with an underlying infection. She will be taking antibiotics and receiving mitaban dips over the next 4 weeks to kill the mites and larvae. She already has an adoption pending which is firm; so no further adoption applications will be considered.
Initial Bio 12/21/15: Hello Yorkie Lovers! I'm Sophie, and I'm a 9 year old sweetheart who grew up with a nice family in South Dakota. Unfortunately, my family couldn't keep me any longer, so I'm happily hanging out in Wisconsin for the time being. I will be in the Indianapolis area in a couple of weeks. Foster Mom and my canine siblings here are taking great care of me. I'm super excited to be able to sleep with them and follow them around as I kind of miss my prior human and dog siblings. I've lived my whole life with human brothers and other dogs, so rest assured, if you have any of those mammals in your house, I would probably fit right in. It will be awhile before I can be adopted, because I have to get some tests done and get my shots. I also have a little bit of skin that is itchy. I really hope that gets better soon. Watch for updates because I can't wait to get to my new forever home.
Foster Mom here. Sophie is settling in nicely after a pretty long weekend of traveling. We have some vetting to do as Sophie hasn't had vaccinations in quite awhile, and she does seem to have a mild case of mange. Sophie is about 8 pounds, and her coloring is more silver than black/tan. Her date of birth is listed as 3/22/06. She runs through the house at times, but doesn't move super-fast when we try to go for a walk. She sleeps during the day off and on, just as my other Yorkies do. Sophie is having trouble doing her business outside. I will work on re-training her, as will her permanent foster Mom will after the first of the year. Here's the fun part, and very timely given the Star Wars movie just came out - when Sophie wants something, such as the chicken I'm cutting up - she sounds just like a baby Wookie. Seriously, you would think the Star Wars movie was playing in the room. Just an awesome sound. She is just a doll.
To date we've spent $900.30 on Sophie's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $75.00 in donations.
For more information, contact my foster parents at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
To fill out the adoption application for Sophie click here.