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.




Pretty Princess Zouri

Zouri is an expert with her new set of wheels
Alabama
Zouri

Zouri is our little 4 year old, 8.8 pound adorable Yorkie mix girlie. This sweet baby has overcome so many obstacles in a short amount of time. Little Zouri is being fostered in Mobile, AL.

THANK YOU TO ZOURI'S RESCUE ANGELS!

Karry Rogers, Sandra Spencer, Michael Siers, Angie Cagle, Ileana Letourneau, Jessica Leach, Teresa Beament, Cheryl Kimber, Debra Roby, Jane St. John, Wendy Fuhrmaneck, Tony Lanza, Lisa Francis, Laura Phillips, Susan Tackett, Priscilla Sukroo, Patrick Cagle, Anita Bradford, Christine Stanton, Kathy Benson, Rian Hunter, Jennifer Kahney, Rian Hunter, Loretta Chandler

UPDATED BIO 09/01/2017: Zouri continues to amaze her foster mom – she is one incredibly smart and super sweet girlie. Since she received her “wheels” a month ago, she has made amazing progress, both physically and mentally. The painful wounds she had when she was rescued from dragging herself on the ground have healed and her beautiful hair is covering them so that they are barely noticeable.

Zouri gets around like an Indy driver with her new set of wheels. She has an amazing disposition and now that she is able to wheel around, she doesn’t even realize she has a disability. Zouri loves to play tug and especially loves to snuggle. She will shadow her human and wants to be in the same room at all times. Due to the loss of feeling in her back legs, Zouri does need help expressing her bladder. This is a simple process, and her adoptive family will have no problem in doing this. A vet can quickly teach her family how to accomplish this. Doggie diapers help keep her clean and tidy, and keep any messes to a minimum. Are you ready for even more unbelievable news? Listen to this ….. Zouri’s foster mom now has her on a potty schedule and has learned to read her body language - toilet training is underway and going very well.

Please don’t turn away from Zouri because she has a few special needs. She is an amazing little girl who will be your velcro baby and will bring you lots and lots of love.

Here’s a few words from Princess Zouri:

Zouri here! Let me tell all of you, I got a shiny brand new bright red set of wheels! Boy-oh-boy! It only took me a day or two to learn how to zoom around in my new ride. I had forgotten how awesome it was to be able to run outside again. I can even out-run my foster fur-brother now – cool, huh?

My foster mom is teaching me how to potty on the toilet like a human. Yup, you read that right! It is a little odd in my opinion, but I prefer that than having a yucky-smelling diaper. I just wag my tail in a special way to let her know I have to go. Aren’t we smart?

I will sleep in my basket next to foster mom’s bed all night long. I agreed to do that so she didn’t need to put me in a crate at night to keep me safe. I hate that crate. Luckily, I only have to stay in there for a little while when she has to leave the house.

Foster mom tells me she will find me a perfect forever home soon and that my new family will love me forever and ever and I’ll never end up on those mean streets again. I hope she is right!

NOTE: Zouri is a very special little girl and will need a very special family. She is a perfect little lapdog, with lots of love and kisses to give. Zouri really enjoys human contact and companionship. Her ideal family would be either a stay-at- home mom or dad or both!

Zouri’s care has been costly. We knew this before we agreed to take her; however, that didn’t stop us. That is not how United Yorkie Rescue works. We could not and would not turn our backs on Zouri. We are asking you not to turn your back on her either. Please, whatever you can donate towards her care, would be so appreciated and received with such gratitude. Zouri has been abandoned once too often, please don’t abandon her again. UYR never will.

UPDATED BIO 08/05/2017: In the eyes of many, Zouri would be considered a special needs doggie. But to United Yorkie Rescue and her foster mom, Zouri is just the biggest sweetheart with the biggest heart and soul - ever. Why, you ask? Little Zouri sustained a spinal injury that is still a mystery and may always be a mystery as to what actually happened to her. This spinal injury left Zouri completely paralyzed in her back legs, and also affected nerves that control her bladder and other bowel function. Zouri was surrendered to United Yorkie Rescue by the person who saved this little girl from the streets. Before being rescued by this kind lady, Sweet Zouri was left on her own and the only way she knew to get around was to drag her paralyzed back legs behind her. As a result, she sustained many bloody wounds on her back legs – so very sad.

Since arriving at her foster home two weeks ago, Zouri has been seen by a general practice vet and a veterinarian neurosurgeon. Through extensive testing, it was discovered that Zouri has no feeling in her back legs as a result of the nerve damage, which also means she feels no pain. This news means she will never be able to walk on her back legs again. Zouri also needs human assistance to empty her bladder and bowels – she is incontinent as a result of her injury. Emptying her bladder is a simple procedure that a vet can teach her new owner(s) how to perform, and this needs to be done at least 3 times daily.

The news from the neurosurgeon was not what UYR and Zouri’s foster mom wanted to hear, but there is hope at the end of Zouri’s story … some GREAT NEWS followed. Zouri received an incredible gift from some wonderful donors. She received a set of wheels! So even though Zouri can’t walk or run on all 4 legs, she can now get around just fine with her doggie cart. She is still learning to use her wheels to navigate around corners and furniture, but she is picking it up very quickly.

Zouri has the best disposition and personality and is full of love and kisses. She sleeps in her foster mom’s room in a basket next to the bed and sleeps soundly all night long. Bath time is not a problem; she actually enjoys the blow dryer and loves to be dressed for bed.

Now a few words from Zouri herself:

Hey! It’s me - Zouri! I have a brand new set of wheels! Today I got to go outside to try them out. It was AWESOME! My foster mom says I will be running around the back yard with my new wheels in no time. I can’t wait! Oh, how I have missed feeling the wind in my hair before my accident. Now for a few things that are a little embarrassing. I sometimes tinkle on myself, but my foster mom helps me and doesn’t make me wear a diaper all the time. When I go #2 in my diaper, I let her know really fast that it needs to come off! She is learning my body language and it is getting easier for both of us. Oh, and I do not like to be in a crate! I will let you know that really fast if you put me in one. I love to be held and cuddled, but that isn’t really embarrassing. Yes, I am a little more needy than other dogs, but I am very appreciative for all the help I get. If you think you would like to become my new family, please let my foster mom know!

I really need to have a stay-at-home mom or dad or both, so that they can tend to my needs during the day. If I could have a fur-brother or sister, that would be wonderful since I would like to have a buddy to play with. I love being held and cuddling with my humans – a lot. Don’t be sorry for me cuz I’m a happy girl, especially now that I have my new cart!

Here’s a link to Zouri walking in her new wheels for the first time: https://youtu.be/VnC6GPK5vGk

INITIAL BIO 07/23/2017: Meet Zouri. Here is her sad story. One day, just before pulling onto her road, this lady happened to see this little pup. She picked her up and began her search for her owner. She knocked on several doors trying to find the owner. She learned that Zouri had been dropped off at their house because the previous owner knew they had a yorkie and thought that they may be able to take care of another one. It seems this little girl, they named Zouri, was hit by a car and now can't use her back legs. She either has severe nerve damage or she may be paralyzed.

In spite of all this, Zouri is so super sweet and so loving. She needs to be taken to the vet right away and get checked out. She may be able to be "fixed" or she may need a wheelchair. She has sores all over her back end from dragging herself on the pavement and ground!!!

Zouri will be taken to the vet immediately, so we will know so much more about her condition and what the future will hold for her. We are hoping for good news, but no matter what we learn, Zouri will be cared for and loved. We know the right family is out there waiting for and wanting this almost perfect sweet baby. She deserves that and so much more.

Zouri’s care is most likely going to cost a great deal of money. We knew this before we agreed to take her; however, that didn’t stop us. That is not how United Yorkie Rescue works. We could not and would not turn our backs on Zouri. We are asking that you to not turn your back on her either. Please, whatever you can donate towards her care would be so appreciated and received with such gratitude. Zouri has been abandoned once too often, please don’t abandon her again. UYR never will.

I've Been Adopted!

To date we've spent $560.10 on Zouri's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $1057.42 in donations.
Please donate!

For more information, contact my foster parents at: iluvyorkies69@yahoo.com.

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

Meet the beautiful Chersen. Chersen is a sweet Yorke-Chi, who is 10-years-old and weighs 7.4 lb. She is being fostered Southern CA.

THANKS TO CHERSEN'S RESCUE ANGELS!

Wendy Fuhrmaneck, Holly Stavis, Barbara Pattelena, Anita Bradford, Sandra Wendt, Angie Cagle

08/22017. Just Take a Look at this California Beauty – Yep, it’s Chersen!

Chearsen has made so much progress since my last update, I can hardly believe it. Feeling like she was ready, I took her in for a complete make-over last Friday, and she looks absolutely adorable. I must have looked like a fool when I arrived to pick her up from the groomer, bursting out in tears at the very sight of her!! Not only did she look beautiful, she was prancing around with her little tail bobbing all around, making new friends, and spinning in circles as if to say, “Look at ME!”

I immediately decided she needed a new fancy harness, so we headed to the pet boutique to pick one out for her. Chersen chose the pink one, of course. Later that afternoon, I noticed that she pulled the harness off its hook, and dragged it into her bed as if to say, “It’s MINE!” Now, every time she sees her pink harnesss, she does a confident Yorkie spin, and when I put it on her she struts down the alley like a confident little princess. I just have to chuckle at the sight of her.

Few things have been as amazing and so rewarding, or have had such a profound impact on my life as my experience with Chersen from the very first day she arrived. My first Foster, and such a horrific, tragic and sad story. Just to witness this little dog, with such a lack of confidence, she couldn’t even look you in the face, turn the page in such a significant fashion feels like a true GodSend……a message from above. It’s working, we’re doing it, saving lives, restoring faith, health and finding wonderful new adoptive families to join our UYR circle that share our mission and values.

Chersen is an illumination of light, love and hope. This very special little-one is in need of the ultimate home, and a new FurEverFamily that will share our commitment to right every wrong she has ever experienced, love her, and commit to her continued recovery, health and well-being, for-ever, and ever, and ever……

Foster Mom Diane

Update Bio 07/29/17. Sweet as Sugar!! We’ve known for several weeks that Chersen’s continued progress would just take time, and over the past couple of weeks her progress has picked up speed. She is now making complete eye-contact with us – YAY!! Rather than having to be sought out, she seeks out contact with us. She wants to be touched, petted, and have her belly rubbed. She maintains close-proximity to us now.

Chersen used to be very fearful of being held and would just freeze until she was put back down on the floor. Now, she likes to be held, but only if we’re sitting in one spot. She still doesn’t’ like to be carried around, but I’m doing more and more of this now and feel confident that she’ll get more comfortable, as time goes by. She still cowers when you reach down to pet her or pick her up, but at this point I think it’s just habitual. Although she doesn’t ask for it, the more attention she receives the more engaging she becomes. I believe that keeping a fairly-strict routine with her makes her feel safe and comfortable because she knows what to expect. We walk, eat, play, learn and settle in at roughly the same times each day.

Chersen is trying very hard to leave her past behind and accept “the good life” here in Lake Arrowhead. Sometimes I wonder if she thinks it’s just “Too-Good-To-Be-True” - no more being locked in a crate, no more being kicked, hit, yelled at, or abused. The day I picked up Chersen is forever imprinted in my mind. The tears of sadness, love and happiness all at the same time as I was driving home with her are something I’ll never forget.

Chersen is a very special little one. I hope we’ll find a new Fur-Family for her that will continue to understand and help her. The most beautiful thing about Chersen is the heartwarming feeling I get when she walks into the room. I hope her new owner will feel the love and joy that I do each day when I look in to her beautiful eyes and know that I Helped Saved Chersen’s Life – Literally! Chersen’s gifts are abundant and wonderful … she never takes anything for granted. She’s a healthy and beautiful girl that is full of genuine and pure unconditional LOVE.

To apply to become a part of Chersen's family by adopting her, just follow the link below to complete an application.

Update Bio. 06/27/17. Chersen is enjoying springtime in Lake Arrowhead as she continues her journey to her new FurEver family. The more time she spends with our family, the more we all love her. Our pack seems to understand her, perhaps better than we do, each day showing her love, giving her “good-morning” kisses and inviting her to play. We find it amazing how our own Yorkies (CocoChanel, Zsa-Zsa Gabor and Ringo Starr) have become star members of United Yorkie Rescue. She’s such a beautiful, sweet, “low-key” little girl. We’ve only heard her bark a total of three times since she arrived. Her tail wags constantly now, showing us her appreciation for every meal, walk and stroke of our hands.

There is still a ways to go …..

Chersen’s progress has been so inspiring and heartwarming. She has quickly accomplished our short-tern goals. She is healthy and obviously no longer in pain from her mammory gland tumor, and dental issues. A high quality, organic diet has resulted in a beautiful and shiny coat, as well as her return to a normal weight. We know she’s beginning to trust us and has begun kissing our hands. She has gone from spending 90% of her time in a crate to about 20%. She has learned how to walk perfectly on a leash and is the first one to the door. She comes when called and is spending much more time with the family on her own. Now we are focused on her long-term goals, celebrating baby-steps each day. Although all of the following goals have improved, we know these are things that just take time, experience, and her ability to put the past behind her. She still doesn’t make complete eye-contact with us, continues to cower when feet or hands approach her. She is easily frightened by loud noise or fast movements and isn’t entirely comfortable being held. We are doing specific activities with her to help her with these issues. Time heals all wounds, and we believe this is the case for Chersen.

In the end, we believe she’s almost ready to proceed to her FurEver family and have begun networking to meet prospective families that will continue to love her as we have for the rest of her life.

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

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

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

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


To date we've spent $1744.75 on Chersen's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $790.00 in donations.
Please donate!

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

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

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

THANK YOU TO MAXWELL'S RESCUE ANGELS!

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

Update Bio. 07/24/17. Maxwell has been in his foster home for over a year now, and it is getting difficult to do the monthly updates. He had his annual senior screen a few weeks ago and did excellent. He is a very healthy little boy. He needs his daily physical exercises and walks uphill to keep the muscles in his hind legs strong.

He is a happy, little guy who enjoys life and he loves, loves, loves toys. Squeaking toys and toys with voice boxes are his favorite one. His favorite game is tug of war.

He needs a patient person and a quiet home with very little people traffic and no children under the age of 12.Maxwell would be an excellent companion. To complete an application for adoption, just follow the link below.

Update Bio. 06/22/17. I can't believe that Maxwell has not found his forever home, yet. He has been in his foster home for an entire year, his pelvic fractures healed a long time ago, and he just had his annual senior screen. He is a perfectly healthy 10 and 1/2 year old Yorkie boy with puppy energy who loves to play tug of war, go for walks, and loves squeaker toys. Yes, he has problems with anxiety and we are trying the 3rd medication which doesn't seem to work just as the others we tried before. He would do best in a quiet home with very little people traffic, no other dogs, and a daily routine with minimal changes.

He should be walked uphill daily for 5 minutes and his exercises need to be done daily. They are very simple to do and it takes only 5 minutes twice a day.

I am sure the right person for Maxwell is out there and it is just a matter of time for this special person to find him.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

I am a very active and sweet little boy.

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


To date we've spent $3271.31 on Maxwell's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $3099.70 in donations.
Please donate!

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

To fill out the adoption application for Maxwell click here.
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Florida
Angel (and Grace)

Angel is a 2 year old Chorkie (Chihuahua/Yorkie Mix). Little Angel weighs only about 6.5 pounds. She and her sister Grace are being fostered in Dunedin, FL. They must be adopted together.

THANK YOU TO ANGEL'S RESCUE ANGELS!

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

UPDATED BIO 07/31/2017: Angel and Grace here. We don’t understand why we haven’t been snatched up yet by an adopter, even though foster mom says we are two of the coolest dogs she has ever fostered! Foster mom says our pictures just don’t do us any justice, and we’d have to agree. We can’t help it we’re camera shy - okay, maybe a little bit chicken - whenever we see a camera pointed our way, but it’s just that we’ve never seen one before.

Foster mom says you might wonder why we keep being called “we”. Here’s why. My sister and I are almost identical twins. We do everything together and often sleep piled onto each other (don’t all sisters do that?). We love, love, love our human and we like to follow her around everywhere. Foster mom says we would bond very rapidly with anyone who adopts us.

Note from Foster Mom: If you have a quiet home and are looking to adopt two dogs (these two are bonded and need to be adopted together) who will love and adore you, then fill out an application and we’ll see if you’re a good match. You will need to have to have a lot of time to spend with them, because they love to be able to sit on your lap, and if not on your lap, sitting close enough to always be touching you.

UPDATED BIO 06/30/2017: What could possibly be cuter than a yorkie mix with an adorable personality? Here's what - TWO yorkie mixes with adorable personalities! Angel and Grace are a bonded pair and thought to be siblings. They are both about 2 years old and both as sweet as candy, and both appear to have the same precious personalities.

After a visit to the dogtor, they are now current on their vaccinations and appear to be in excellent health. They also had a spa day and couldn’t be any cuter. They will both be getting spay and dentals soon and then they will be ready for their forever home. Because these two are a bonded pair, they will need to be adopted together.

What we know so far about Angel and Grace is that they ride in the car very well while in a crate. They both love to snuggle and be with their human all day, and will bond almost as soon as they are in your arms. They love sleeping in bed with their human, and will need to be allowed to do so. These sweet girls will quickly take over their owner's lap and affection, as well as the couch. These needy little princesses will likely push any other animals out of the picture in no time. Because of this, Foster Mom strongly feels that Angel & Grace need to be the only dogs in the home.

PLEASE NOTE: Because of their small size they will need to be adopted with a family with children over 12 years old.

Initial bio 6-27-17 Angel just arrived at her foster home today with her sister Grace. We know very little about her except Angel and her sister Grace seem very attached to each other. Please come back soon for more information and pictures of Angel.


To date we've spent $716.37 on Angel (and Grace)'s vet bills, but with your support we've collected $40.00 in donations.
Please donate!

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

To fill out the adoption application for Angel (and Grace) click here.
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I am feeling so much better now. Hooray!
Florida
Ava

Ava is about 2 years old and weighs 7 pounds. She is a yorkie mix. Ava is being fostered in Orlando, FL.

THANK YOU TO AVA'S RESCUE ANGELS!

Nestor Sanchez, Nancy Farley, Karry Rogers, Deena Sloan, Sharon O'Neal, Mary Cronin, Nestor Sanchez, Robin Nyberg, Charlotte Robinson, Joann DeVita, Berniece Hurley, Wendy Fuhrmaneck, Bert McCollum, Melanie Colbrunn, Debby Hull, Traci Palmer, Paul Clark

Updated bio 8-29-17 Hi again, It’s me, sweet adorable Ava. Wait until I tell you the latest about me.

I vaguely remember when I saw my foster mom for the first time. I was so anemic; she immediately took me to the dogtor. I was so weak, I couldn't keep my head up and I didn't want to eat. The dogtor gave me a blood transfusion, which only helped a little bit. The dogtor thought I'd feel so much better, but I didn't. She began to think I might have a different type of anemia. She was right. I had Autoimmune Hemolytic Anemia, much more serious than Iron Deficiency Anemia. My immune system is actually attacking the red blood cells that my little body makes. This is not good. Without those good red cells, I get tired real fast.

On the good side, my dogtor gave me some good medicine and I feel so much better now. I'm not cured and I will probably have to take medicine for the rest of my life. I will also need to have blood work every six months to see if I'm on the right dose of my medicine. Just so you know, my medicine does not cost a lot of money. It is pretty cheap medicine so that is good; at least my foster mom thinks so. I don’t know much about money.

I'm two years old and I feel like I could conquer the world. My foster mom says I'm a "special needs" little girl, whatever that means. I just know that I love to play with my toys and chase lizards in the backyard. I didn't know they could be so fast, but I keep trying to catch them. I have no idea what I'd do with the silly thing if I did catch one.

My foster mom says I have to be the only pet in my new, adult only, furever home. You see, because my immune system is compromised, I cannot have vaccinations. Yay, I think. But that also means I can't go to the doggy park or go for walks in my new neighborhood or go to the groomer. Boo! But my foster mom is always looking out for me and she found a groom who comes right to our house. Mostly because I can’t go on walks, I need to have a fenced yard to do my business in and chase those lizards.

I do like to eat and I always clean my plate. I love the food my foster mom feeds me. I like it when she gives me a bath too. I love to lie on her lap. I especially love it when she holds me like a baby and talks to me and I understand every word she says.

I take Heartguard to keep those nasty heartworms away. I am even microchipped. In case I get lost, I can find my way back to you. I am a good alarm. If I hear something that doesn't sound right, I let my foster mom know. She says I do a good job. And she loves that I am housebroken.

As much as I love my foster mom, I know there are other doggies out there that need her help. She has helped me so much, but it's almost time for me to move on to my furever home.

Wouldn't you like to be my new mom or dad? C'mon, you know you want to. I may be special needs, but I am so loving and adorable you would be getting the greatest little girl ever.

UPDATED BIO 7/13/2017: Ava is feelng better and wanted to update everyone who has been following her progress with an update. Here’s what Ava had to say:

Well - I had my bloodwork rechecked today and I have good news to share. My red blood count is in the normal range! Yeah for me! Even with the multiple blood draws (boy, did I hate that and I wasn't very nice to her), I am so happy she now knows what is wrong with me.

I have a condition known as Immune-Mediated Hemolytic Anemia (IMHA). This means that my red blood cells are being attacked by my body and they die before they are supposed to. But, with the good medicine the dogtor gave me, I'm feeling so much better. She said I will probably have to take this medicine forever. I don't mind as long as I continue to feel good.

My foster mom says she's happy that I'm doing so well. I make her laugh when I play with my toys and especially when I run around the house playing chase with her. I love to go for car rides and walks. I can't walk in the heat for too long, because I tire so easily due to my anemia. Sometimes, my foster mom has to carry me home because I'm too tired. Thank goodness I only weigh 7.5 pounds.

My ideal furever home is one with one adult, preferably someone who will be home all day long with me. No children, cats or other dogs, please. I need to be an only dog. I am a very sweet, loving little girl, but I want my new mom or dad to be my one and only. And I want to be their one and only furbaby to love.

Updated bio 6-27-17 Little Ava was rescued from the shelter on June 19th. She was severely anemic due to a horrible flea infestation. She was extremely underweight and sick.

Ave was taken immediately from the shelter to the vet, where the vet, the tech, and her foster mom spent over an hour picking fleas off her. Most of them were already dead from medication given to her at Animal Services. The vet gave her a B12 injection, and treated both her eye and ear infections with drops and antibiotics. Ava was also discovered to have a grade 3/5 heart murmur. At this time the vet seems to feel it will not affect her life at all, but it needs to be monitored. So much for such a young pup.

That evening Ava refused to eat. The next day her blood counts were checked again. They were still low, and although she had eaten a little, she was just not showing signs of getting better.

Wednesday morning, Ava seemed to be a little perkier and ate a little more. However, when she returned to the vet Thursday to recheck her blood counts they were still very low in spite of her seemingly to be a little better. The vet determined it was time for a blood transfusion. She was taken to the Emergency Pet Hospital for the transfusion right away. The fear was if her white and red blood counts did not begin to show more normal levels she would start to really fail. After the transfusion she did seem a little better, but it didn’t last.

Friday she returned to the vet for more blood work. Her counts were better, but still not in the normal range. Ava wouldn’t eat and her abdomen was very distended. An x-ray showed she had fluid in her abdomen. The vet was not sure it if was fluid was blood or something less critical. The vet aspirated the fluid. Thankfully, one thing went right for Ava and it wasn’t blood. She was given another B12 injection, liquid minerals, and prednisone.

Ava seems to have rallied some over the weekend, but every time she would go outside, she would immediately start panting. Would sad, sick, little Ava ever feel better?

Ava had blood work again on Tuesday and her red blood count has come up slightly, so that is good news. They are not at normal levels yet, but hopefully with the meds they will continue to rise. Her white blood count and platelets are still too high, which means they are fighting an infection still, but they have come down a little too. It is hoped that Ava is on the road to recovery, but it will be a while longer before she is well. The vet added another drug to help with her recovery. Everyone is doing everything possible to get Ava well again. Ava takes six medications daily; three of them are taken twice a day. Still Ave remains weak and sleeps a lot.

In spite of all she has gone thought Ava is such a wonderful little pup. She has put up with all the needles and the poking and prodding and still loves everyone. She remains loving and sweet.

Ava needed to be saved and UYR did not hesitate to do that. We have spent close to $1,500 on Ava’s care in the short time she has been with us. We are not sure how much more it will cost for Ava to be well again, but we will do whatever we have to, because Ava deserves this. We are reaching out to our wonderful, caring, Rescue Angels to please help us continue help Ava. Whatever you can spare, a dime, a dollar, or more, because Ava is so worth it. She has been through so much, please don’t forget her, and please give what you can. Remember to keep Ava in your heart, your thoughts, and your prayers.

Initial bio 6/19/17 Ava is a sick little pup. She was just rescued from the shelter a short while ago and rushed immediately to the vet. She is severely anemic from flea bites and has several other medical issues that will be addressed at the vet clinic.

We will know more about sick little Ava after her vet visit. Please watch for more information. Keep little Ava in your hearts as she takes this journey from sickness to health.


To date we've spent $1746.70 on Ava's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $1475.00 in donations.
Please donate!

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

To fill out the adoption application for Ava click here.
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Baloo is a handsome boy.
Florida
Baloo

Baloo is an adorable 11 year old, 13 pound yorkie boy. Baloo wants to be your one and only animal. He is being fostered in Clearwater, FL.

THANK YOU TO BALOO'S RESCUE ANGELS!

Tatiana Ceballos

Updated bio 8-29-17 Hello, my name is Baloo. I am 11 years old and weigh a lucky 13 pounds. Right now I am living in Clearwater, FL in my foster home. Here's what you should know about me. I generally like to keep to myself and mind my own business. I do enjoy time with my owner, but other than that I am content with my toys. I am in very good health. I have been through advanced obedience training. I have no dental issues which is rare for my age, but I have been very well taken care-of in my previous home. And guess what? I am house-trained and a really good eater too.

My perfect home would be a home with ABSOLUTELY no other pets or children. I like to have all the attention and love. I like a quiet environment and am looking for a stay-at-home person who likes the same. I do have a strong character, so I need an owner who is familiar with dogs like me, especially one with a snarky attitude that a Yorkie can sometimes have; I will take over the house if you let me, so I kinda need owners with a strong character, too, lol! My owners may have to rein me in a little and show me my boundaries from time-to-time - maybe. I really need a fenced/enclosed backyard to play in. I am not a dog park or neighborhood kind of dog. Please don't be scared. I am friendly, loving, loyal and obedient, and really pretty much maintenance-free except for the required belly rub now and then. I look forward to meeting my new parent or parents. I will give you lots of kisses and love. Don't pass me by if you think you would like a special dog like me.

UPDATED BIO 07/07/2017: Here's a note from Baloo:

Hello future Parents

Please allow me to introduce myself. I am Baloo and I am a mature gentleman at 11 years old. Because I have been taken such good care of at my most recent vet visit, I was found to be in excellent health and cleared to go to my forever home.

My ideal home would be a home much like myself - older and retired. Why? Because we can sit around and watch the world go by. I'm not a fan of a lot of excitement and I don't bark much. I really just love to walk around the back yard (preferably fenced). I love toys. I am almost like a puppy in that regard and I bring them to bed with me.

So now you know about me, and that I'm a laid-back gentleman. Oh! Now this is impressive. I have been to Obedience School and I can do a few tricks. Pretty cool, huh? There's something else you need to know. I want to be your one and only animal. That way, you can devote all of your attention to me - that's the way I like it!

Please ask my Foster Parents any questions if you are interested in adopting and loving me.

INITIAL 06-25-17: Baloo just arrived at this foster home today. He was so glad to be there. It seems there was this young dog in his former home that was not being very nice to Baloo. He wanted Baloo to play with him all the time and although Baloo is a young 11 year old fellow, he no longer has the energy of a puppy and he was just so unhappy. Baloo's mom knew Baloo needed a quiet, calm home where he would be the only dog.

Baloo did great in the long car ride to his foster home. He is house-trained, walks nicely on a leash, and is a good eater. Baloo is a healthy dog and has many wonderful years left. He needs a home with no other dogs and no kids. He would love a stay-at-home mom and/or dad if that is possible.

Baloo is settling into his foster home and already his foster mom and dad said he is one great dog and is loving the attention he is getting from them. Much more to come on this cutie as his foster parents get to know him.


To date we've spent $74.50 on Baloo's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $200.00 in donations.
Please donate!

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

To fill out the adoption application for Baloo click here.
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Look at this handsome fella now!

Poor Benny - when rescued
Florida
Benny

Benny is an adorable 4 year old 5 pound yorkie mix. He is being fostered in Zephyrhills, FL.

THANK YOU TO BENNY'S RESCUE ANGELS!

Mary Mays-Delamater, Teresa Beament, Catherine Hurlbut

UPDATED BIO 09/13/2017: Benny has been doing well in his foster home, although he has had a few challenges to overcome since arriving. He has been neutered, updated on all his vaccinations and had a dental cleaning. He has begun eating better and is putting on a little weight – Benny’s ideal weight should be about 7 lbs.

Benny appears to be good with older children, but will growl when other household pets approach him. This appears to be a guarding behavior since he really loves the attention he is receiving and loves his human(s). He doesn’t snap at other dogs, but only growls and his foster parents are working with him on this inappropriate behavior. Benny was previously living Alabama in an outdoor pen with a pig, both of whom lacked love or any human interaction. Now that he has lots of human attention from his foster mom & dad, Benny absolutely loves to snuggle and have his belly rubbed. When bedtime arrives, he runs to his humans’ bed and will snuggle up-close to them.

Benny also had not received any reinforcement regarding house-training, and initially had a tendency to lift his leg to mark in the house. Since he has been neutered, he wears a bellyband while in the house, and his foster parents are also working with him to properly housetrain him – it’s a work in progress. Benny gets nervous when thunderstorms roll through, which is often in the Florida summers. He seeks to hide from the thunderstorms, so his foster parents have begun putting him in a crate so that he feels safe and secure during these storms. Otherwise, he is not crated. He is also nervous when riding in the car, but it’s likely that prior to his rescue he never rode in a car.

PLEASE NOTE: With the attention that Benny likes to receive, and his growling towards other animals, it is felt that this sweet boy would be happier in a home where he won't have to share the love with other animals.

Initial bio 7-27-17 Benny's story starts in Alabama. One day these wonderful people were driving down the road. There in a backyard they spotted this very small, very dirty, hairy dog living in a pen in the backyard with a Pot-bellied pig. There was a bowl of water, but no food. This sad dog was so thin you could see his ribs and bones. He could barely lift his head to look up at them, but he gave them a wag of his tail to let them know he was happy to see a kind face.

These wonderful people knew they could not leave him there in that awful condition. They knocked on the door and somehow, some way, they convinced the people living there to let them take this dog with them. They quickly grabbed him and put him in their car before the people could change their mind. And so Benny was on his way to Florida. Unfortunately these wonderful people were staying in a motel and could only have two dogs there, so they snuck Benny in since they had their own two dogs with them. They knew they could not keep Benny locked in a motel room for very long. They also discovered that Benny was not the best boy on the trip from Alabama to Florida. They travel a lot and he was not a good traveler. These wonderful people asked United Yorkie Rescue to please find this sweet baby a home where he will be treated with love and given the care he so desperately needs.

Benny is now settling into his foster home. He is having some stomach issues that we hope are not too concerning. Benny will be taken to the vet very soon. He needs to gain at least a pound or two, so he will be given a healthy diet to fatten him up a bit. Benny is not yet house trained. He never had the need to learn manners because he was outside all the time in a pen with the little pig. It is most likely Benny was eating anything and everything he could find in that pen, which could be part of the reason for his stomach problems. Benny will need all his vaccinations, his neuter, and most likely a dental. It is possible none of that will happen until he is healthy and has some more weight on his tiny bones and his stomach issues are resolved. The vet will be able to tell us more very soon.

Please follow Benny's progress on his Looking for Love bio and on our Facebook page. Benny may not be ready for adoption for a while, but he could sure use any donations, prayers, and good wishes you want to send his way as he begins his long road to health.


To date we've spent $401.46 on Benny's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $40.00 in donations.
Please donate!

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

To fill out the adoption application for Benny click here.
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Adorable Chloe - she needs neuro evaluation

Please donate to my neuro testing
Florida
Chloe Ann

Chloe Ann is a cute little 3 year old, 7 pound Yorkie girl with some potential neurological issues. She is being fostered in Dunedin, FL.

THANK YOU TO CHLOE ANN'S RESCUE ANGELS!

Debbie Elliott-Matyi, Irene and Peter Havas in memory of Buddy, Vanessa and Pepe, Teresa Beament, Sandra Wendt, Bonnie Vaupel, Karry Rogers, Wendy Fuhrmaneck

UPDATED BIO 09/12/2017: Chloe Ann is a very beautiful and very special little yorkie girlie. She was surrendered to UYR because her owners thought she had partial blindness and some other other behaviors that indicated visual impairment. Since arriving in her foster home, Chloe Ann has seen an eye specialist who confirmed that she did not have a problem with her eyes, so we proceeded with an MRI to determine what, if anything, was the issue.

The MRI determined that Chloe Ann has a little bit of fluid on her brain, which makes her behavior a little odd. The fluid on the mid-brain controls her visual and auditory (hearing) sensors, and this is the issue with her eyesight. In addition, it was determined that the fluid was also affecting the cerebellum, which controls fine motor skills, and the thalamus, which controls her compulsive and motor relay.

Chloe Ann is currently taking a medication called omeprazole which helps reduce the fluid on her brain by opening up the channels so the fluid can flow more freely. She will need to be on this medication for the rest of her life.

Now for the fun stuff! Chloe Ann is truly a joy to be around and her “odd” behaviors (quirks) are actually rather cute. She likes to run in circles and bark, which shows she’s very talented! She gets along well with other dogs and kitty cats, too! She loves to steal napkins off your lap and run with them, but will drop if you ask her to drop.

She also has some other adorable quirks, and once you learn what her bark means, and do what she “tells” you to do, she will stop barking. She barks when she is hungry, wants to play and go outside. Because she has only been in her foster home a short time, foster mom wouldn’t consider her to be house-trained, but belives with some one-on-one training, house-training could be learned since she is a smart little girlie

Chloe Ann’s barking behavior was initially excessive, but this has decreased since starting the medication. However, because of her barking, she can only go to a single-family home – apartment/condo living wouldn’t be an appropriate placement for this special girl.

PLEASE NOTE: Because of Chloe Ann’s small size, she can not be adopted into a home with children under the age of 12 years old.

INITIAL BIO 07/31/2017: Chloe Ann is a very adorable 3 year old 7 lb. Yorkie girl who just arrived at her foster home. She has had a very rough start at life, and has already been in three homes prior to coming into UYR. Chloe was surrendered to UYR because her previous owners loved her, but felt that Chloe may be happier - and healthier - in another home. Chloe has exhibited some behaviors that need to be evaluated and she will not be ready for adoption until she has seen a specialist. You see, Chloe Ann may be almost completely blind in both eyes, which is very uncommon at her age, and this may be reversible depending on a neuro evaluation.

We don’t yet know what the cause of her blindness is, but we want her to have the best medical care in order to determine that. Chloe Ann has a history of circling at the front door and barking in the air, but has not done this since being in her foster home. Foster Mom has noted that she appears to be a very stressed little girl, and this could be because she is adjusting to the onset of blindness and her new foster home.

Since arriving in her foster home, she seems to have calmed down a bit, and is getting along well with her new furbaby friends. Chloe Ann is a very sweet, good-natured little girlie, and is starting to learn her way around her new environment. She will not be available for adoption until we have a definite diagnosis on her blindness and general well being.

Because Chloe Ann’s testing will be very expensive, we are asking for donations to help with her medical care. If you find it in your heart to help Chloe Ann get the care she needs, please click on the donate button underneath her bio – all donations are appreciated and will allow us to help Chloe Ann and eventually find a loving forever home where she will never ever have to leave.


To date we've spent $2641.76 on Chloe Ann's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $620.00 in donations.
Please donate!

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

To fill out the adoption application for Chloe Ann click here.
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I am 3 weeks old and weigh 14.2 oz

Hey everyone, I weigh 1 pound 7 ounces now!!
Florida
Daisy Doodle Puppy #2

Meet Daisy Doodle. She is one of three beautiful daughters of Ruby Rose. Daisy Doodle is now 5 weeks old and currently weighs 1 lb 7 oz. She will not be ready for adoption until she is 8-10 weeks old. Daisy Doodle is being fostered in Saint Augustine, FL.

THANK YOU TO DAISY DOODLE'S RESCUE ANGELS!

Ileana Letourneau

UPDATED BIO 08/16/2017: Daisy Doodle here. It’s been a few days now that I came into UYR with my Mama Ruby Rose and my 2 sister littermates. I am doing great, but I have a way to go before I’m ready for adoption. Yeah, I know I am cute as a button, but there is much more to me than that. If you are interested in adopting me there are a few things you need to know.

I will not be willing to go to a home with children. I know there are a lot of responsible doggy-friendly homes with children out there, but I am not ready for that at such a young and vulnerable age. I will need to have a household where my new forever Mom and/or Dad is home all day with me. I am just a wee little soul and will need a lot of patience and training and this cannot be done without someone home with me all of the time. I will demand that my new parents take me to puppy training classes. I will need this for socialization and to help train Mom and/or Dad so that they can learn how to work with me.

A fenced-in yard would be nice, but I also will require that my new forever family take me for walks on a leash. I will need the exercise and I want and need the socialization.

Most importantly, I will need a forever family that understands that even though I am cute as a button, I will require a lot of work and a lot of training. I will require a lot of money for vetting and grooming and annual dentals and quality food and care. And I will require a home that understands that I could easily be around for 15-18 years, so having me for your very own will require a long commitment.

If you are still interested in my cute self and my hefty requirements, please go to our website and complete and submit an application. I’ll be waiting to hear from you.

INITIAL BIO 08/12/2017: Daisy Doodle came in today with her mom, Ruby Rose, and her 2 beautiful sisters. Please watch our website for pictures and updates very soon.

PLEASE NOTE: UYR took in a total of 11 dogs today from this hoarding situation, including Daisy Doodle, her mom Ruby Rose and two female littermates. None of these dogs received any routine veterinarian care and all will need to receive vaccinations, worming, microchips, dentals, fecals, HW testing and will be altered. Please help us help Daisy Doodle, her litternates and the other precious yorkies taken in today by donating to their vetting expenses, which will be very high due to the number of dogs coming in today. No donation is too small. You can donate to any of these dogs by clicking on the Donation Button below. Thank you from Daisy Doodle, her mom and the other dogs, and especially from the folks at United Yorkie Rescue who participated in their rescue/transport and to the foster moms and dads who so eagerly stepped forward to foster these very needy little dogs.


To date we've spent $175.36 on Daisy Doodle Puppy #2's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $25.00 in donations.
Please donate!

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

To fill out the adoption application for Daisy Doodle Puppy #2 click here.
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What a handsome face!

Oh Yes, I am cute for sure.
Florida
Danny Boy

Meet Danny Boy. He came into UYR from a hoarding situation. Danny Boy is 3 years old and weighs 10 lbs. He is being fostered in Seminole, FL.

UPDATED BIO 09/1/2017: Danny Boy here. Since I last checked in, I have been to the vet to get my updated vaccinations and blood tests. They said I was too anemic at that time to get neutered – whatever that means. So my foster mom is giving me iron supplements and some really good food she makes especially for me so I won’t be anemic anymore.

Foster mom is trying to teach me to go outside to do my business. I think I understand what she wants, so I go to the back door like a good boy and she takes me outside – I like it out there! I like to roll in the grass and bark at the squirrels.

What I did not like was that storm named Irma. It was really loud. I am not afraid of rain and thunder like my foster fur-sister, but I didn’t like the sound of that storm! Foster mom put me in my crate to keep me safe. But when the bad part hit, I wanted out and next to her. I am kinda used to crates since I lived in one before UYR rescued me and brought me to my foster home. Crates are OK – but I really just want to be next to my foster mom. She has 2 cats and another fur baby. They are OK. But I like being with her – a lot. She pets me and plays with me and I really like the attention. I never had much of that in my former home since there were so many other doggies there. She promises me that my forever home is out there and that they will love me as much as she does. Are you that family? Do you want a dog that is loyal and wants to love you forevermore? If so, click on the link for the Adoption Application …. Go ahead. Do it now.

INITIAL BIO 08/12/2017: Danny Boy here. It’s been a B-I-G day for me today. Some nice people scooped me up, along with all the other doggies in our house. Then they loaded us in separate crates, and I landed here with my friend Squirt. When I got to my foster home, my Foster Mom gave me a bath right away – I was pretty stinky and had lots of those pesky fleas on me. My Foster Dad held me for a while – that was really nice - and then he took me out in the back yard.

I’m back in my crate now, but this time I have a nice-smelling and comfy doggie bed in here and I’m eating yummy food. Foster Mom says I have a vet appointment on Monday and then I can join the rest of the family. She said to stay tuned. I will let you know what my new family is like after I get to know them a little bit better. Stay tuned, haha……….

PLEASE NOTE: UYR took in a total of 11 dogs today from this hoarding situation, including Danny Boy. None of these dogs received any routine veterinarian care and all will need to receive vaccinations, worming, microchips, dentals, fecals, HW testing and will be altered. Please help us help Danny Boy and the other precious yorkies taken in today by donating to their vetting expenses, which will be very high due to the number of dogs coming in today. No donation is too small. You can donate to any of these dogs by clicking on the Donation Button below. Thank you from Danny Boy and the other dogs, and especially from the folks at United Yorkie Rescue who participated in their rescue/transport and to the foster moms and dads who so eagerly stepped forward to foster these very needy little dogs.


To date we've spent $137.00 on Danny Boy's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $0 in donations.
Please donate!

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

To fill out the adoption application for Danny Boy click here.
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Florida
Grace (and Angel)

Grace is a 2 year old Chorkie (Chihuahua/Yorkie Mix). Sweet Grace weighs only 6.5 pounds. She and her sister Angel are being fostered in Dunedin, FL. They must be adopted together.

THANK YOU TO GRACE'S RESCUE ANGELS!

Maryanne Ware

UPDATED BIO 07/31/2017: Angel and Grace here. We don’t understand why we haven’t been snatched up yet by an adopter, even though foster mom says we are two of the coolest dogs she has ever fostered! Foster mom says our pictures just don’t do us any justice, and we’d have to agree. We can’t help it we’re camera shy - okay, maybe a little bit chicken - whenever we see a camera pointed our way, but it’s just that we’ve never seen one before.

Foster mom says you might wonder why we keep being called “we”. Here’s why. My sister and I are almost identical twins. We do everything together and often sleep piled onto each other (don’t all sisters do that?). We love, love, love our human and we like to follow her around everywhere. Foster mom says we would bond very rapidly with anyone who adopts us.

Note from Foster Mom: If you have a quiet home and are looking to adopt two dogs (these two are bonded and need to be adopted together) who will love and adore you, then fill out an application and we’ll see if you’re a good match. You will need to have to have a lot of time to spend with them, because they love to be able to sit on your lap, and if not on your lap, sitting close enough to always be touching you.

UPDATED BIO 06/30/2017: What could possibly be cuter than a yorkie mix with an adorable personality? Here's what - TWO yorkie mixes with adorable personalities! Angel and Grace are a bonded pair and thought to be siblings. They are both about 2 years old and both as sweet as candy, and both appear to have the same precious personalities.

After a visit to the dogtor, they are now current on their vaccinations and appear to be in excellent health. They also had a spa day and couldn’t be any cuter. They will both be getting spay and dentals soon and then they will be ready for their forever home. Because these two are a bonded pair, they will need to be adopted together.

What we know so far about Angel and Grace is that they ride in the car very well while in a crate. They both love to snuggle and be with their human all day, and will bond almost as soon as they are in your arms. They love sleeping in bed with their human, and will need to be allowed to do so. These sweet girls will quickly take over their owner's lap and affection, as well as the couch. These needy little princesses will likely push any other animals out of the picture in no time. Because of this, Foster Mom strongly feels that Angel & Grace need to be the only dogs in the home.

PLEASE NOTE: Because of their small size they will need to be adopted with a family with children over 12 years old.

Initial bio 6-27-17 Grace just arrived at her foster home today with her sister Angel. We know very little about her, except Grace and her sister Angel are very attached to each other. Please come back soon for more information and pictures of Grace.


To date we've spent $630.59 on Grace (and Angel)'s vet bills, but with your support we've collected $20.00 in donations.
Please donate!

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

To fill out the adoption application for Grace (and Angel) click here.
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I have a liver shunt. I need surgery.

Please donate towards my liver shunt surgery
Florida
Harley

Harley is a 9 month old, 9 pound Silky Terrier Mix puppy. Harley needs a liver shunt operation to save his life. Harley is being fostered in Dunedin, FL.

THANK YOU TO HARLEY'S RESCUE ANGELS!

Vicki Silver, Karry Rogers, Linda Ryan, Wendy Fuhrmaneck, Leslie Corbell, Sandy Pagnotta, Tony Heath, Linda Slipetz, Iliana Letourneau, Kimber Santorella, Kimberly Osorio, Melody Tabman, Richard Vogler, Irene and Peter Havas in memory of Buddy, Vanessa and Pepe, Teresa Beamen, Mozgovoi Vasily in memory of our Yorkie Goldie, Sandra Wendt, Steve Evans, Janet Davidson, Wendy Fuhrmaneck, Lynne Turner, Jason Wood, Deborah Davis, Amy Chernault, Tri Nguyen, Catherine Hurlbut, Mirta Freire, Sandra Rose

Initial bio 7-26-17 Meet Harley - United Yorkie Rescue's newest puppy. Imagine this, you are only 9 months old, still very young, just a puppy, and you are now in your third home. That is what Harley the puppy has already gone through. His first family knew he was getting sicker and sicker and they did nothing. He never saw the vet, he received no puppy care, and he was close to death. Thankfully for Harley, his second family saved him. They took him in and immediately rushed him to the vet where he was diagnosed with pancreatitis, and then it was discovered Harley had a liver shunt - without surgery, he would likely die.

As much as his second family loved him and wanted him, they were unable to afford this expensive operation after having already spent over a thousand dollars on his care, and they reached out to United Yorkie Rescue and we stepped up to help this little boy. But there were a few obstacles - somehow we had to get Harley from Alabama to Florida to get that much-needed surgery. It certainly took a village to do this. With help from another rescue group, a wonderful flight attendant, and the generosity of Delta Airlines, Harley made it to Florida and will soon get that much needed operation.

Harley is just a puppy. He had such a rough start in his short life. Now it is time for everyone to step up and let Harley know that people won't let him down ever again. Please, whatever you can give, help United Yorkie Rescue give Harley the future he deserves. We can't do it alone. Reach into your hearts and into your pockets and make a donation to Harley and know you played an important part in saving his life.

This is what Harley's foster mom had to say about her new little foster puppy:

We know that Harley so far is a super, super, sweet little boy who loves and trusts everyone, despite having been abused in his short little life.

We also know that he travels really well in a car, gets along great with other dogs and cats, and will sleep in his crate all night long. He also appears to be mostly house-trained. He loves to play fetch with his ball, and has been seen playing soccer with it all on his own. He’s such a loving, trusting little guy, and you just can’t help loving him as soon as you meet him.


To date we've spent $2475.29 on Harley's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $1450.00 in donations.
Please donate!

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

To fill out the adoption application for Harley click here.
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Sweet Adorable Missy

Oscar and Missy Always Together
Florida
Missy (and Oscar)

Missy is a sweet 9.5 pound little Yorkie girl. She is only 4.5 years old. Missy is being fostered in Ocala, FL. She and her brother Oscar are very bonded and must be adopted together.

INITIAL BIO 09/23/2017: Missy and her brother Oscar recently arrived at their foster home. They are a delightful pair and must be adopted together. They have already bonded with their foster mom and fur- brothers. They love to follow foster mom wherever she goes. Missy and Oscar have experienced their first golf cart ride to the dog park and enjoyed both the ride and the dog park. This dynamic duo loves to sleep in bed with their foster mom and fur- brothers. Missy and Oscar are learning to do their business outside – they are young and smart and are quick to learn.

Sadly, when Missy arrived in her foster home, foster mom realized Missy was favoring her left hind leg. Foster mom immediately took Missy to the dogtor and was told that Missy needed bilateral luxating patella surgery, as well as teeth cleaning. This surgery is quite costly, however, United Yorkie Rescue does not want Missy to continue to be in pain so United Yorkie Rescue agreed to pay for this surgery so Missy will be pain-free. This bonded pair would make a wonderful addition to a loving family with at least one stay-at-home parent.


To date we've spent $56.25 on Missy (and Oscar)'s vet bills, but with your support we've collected $56.25 in donations.
Please donate!

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

To fill out the adoption application for Missy (and Oscar) click here.
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Guess what? I now weigh 1 lb. 10 ounces!!
Florida
Mollie Mae Puppy #1

Meet Mollie Mae. She is one of three beautiful daughters of Ruby Rose. Mollie Mae is now 5 weeks old and currently weighs 1 lb 10 oz. She will not be ready for adoption until she is 8-10 weeks old. Mollie Mae is being fostered in Saint Augustine, FL

THANK YOU TO MOLLIE MAE'S RESCUE ANGELS!

Ileana Letourneau, Catherine Hurlbut

UPDATED BIO 08/16/2017: Mollie Mae here. It’s been a few days now that I came into UYR with my Mama Ruby Rose and my 2 sister littermates. I am doing great, but I have a way to go before I’m ready for adoption. Yeah, I know I am cute as a button, but there is much more to me than that. If you are interested in adopting me there are a few things you need to know.

I will not be willing to go to a home with children. I know there are a lot of responsible doggy-friendly homes with children out there, but I am not ready for that at such a young and vulnerable age. I will need to have a household where my new forever Mom and/or Dad is home all day with me. I am just a wee little soul and will need a lot of patience and training and this cannot be done without someone home with me all of the time. I will demand that my new parents take me to puppy training classes. I will need this for socialization and to help train Mom and/or Dad so that they can learn how to work with me.

A fenced-in yard would be nice, but I also will require that my new forever family take me for walks on a leash. I will need the exercise and I want and need the socialization.

Most importantly, I will need a forever family that understands that even though I am cute as a button, I will require a lot of work and a lot of training. I will require a lot of money for vetting and grooming and annual dentals and quality food and care. And I will require a home that understands that I could easily be around for 15-18 years, so having me for your very own will require a long commitment.

If you are still interested in my cute self and my hefty requirements, please go to our website and complete and submit an application. I’ll be waiting to hear from you.

INITIAL BIO 08/12/2017: Mollie Mae came in today with her mom, Ruby Rose, and her 2 beautiful sisters. Please watch our website for pictures and updates very soon.

PLEASE NOTE: UYR took in a total of 11 dogs today from this hoarding situation, including Mollie Mae, her mom Ruby Rose and two female littermates. None of these dogs received any routine veterinarian care and all will need to receive vaccinations, worming, microchips, dentals, fecals, HW testing and will be altered. Please help us help Mollie Mae, her litternates and the other precious yorkies taken in today by donating to their vetting expenses, which will be very high due to the number of dogs coming in today. No donation is too small. You can donate to any of these dogs by clicking on the Donation Button below. Thank you from Mollie Mae, her mom and the other dogs, and especially from the folks at United Yorkie Rescue who participated in their rescue/transport and to the foster moms and dads who so eagerly stepped forward to foster these very needy little dogs.


To date we've spent $123.00 on Mollie Mae Puppy #1's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $50.00 in donations.
Please donate!

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

To fill out the adoption application for Mollie Mae Puppy #1 click here.
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Yes, I am cute.
Florida
Nemo

Nemo is a little Yorkie boy who is approximately 7 years old. He weighs 9 pounds. Nemo is being fostered in West Palm Beach, FL.

THANK YOU TO NEMO'S RESCUE ANGELS!

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

UPDATED BIO 09/20/2017: Nemo is an approximately 7 year old yorkie (new age!) who weighs about 9 lbs and is being fostered in West Palm Beach. We have had Nemo for almost a year, and he is now 1 year older!

Nemo came from a local shelter in terrible condition. One of his issues is that he had a terrible skin infection and was missing much of his hair. He had developed thick, black, painful skin where the infection was. We had initially treated him for a yeast infection, and he got better, but after 10 months, we realized he was not where he needed to be, so he was take to a specialist. There it was discovered that he no longer had a yeast infection, but actually had a bacterial infection. The vet believed he has air borne allergies, so he is currently on antibiotics, as well as antihistamines and anti-itching pills. He is going back to the vet in October, and won't be available until after his vet visit.

Nemo also has an issue called Diabetes Insipidus, a condition where his pituitary gland does not work properly and he drinks too much water. He is on a medication to help regulate this. Nemo is house-trained but he needs to go out regularly or he will have accidents.

Nemo lives with other dogs and cats. He gets along with them, but he would do best in an environment with low-key animals that are friendly. He can have a bit of a Napoleon attitude with other dogs that he doesn't know when he is out on his leash, so he is not a good dog to bring to the dog park, and he should never be off-leash as his 2nd favorite thing to do is chase squirrels (eating is his 1st favorite thing to do). Nemo is a pretty low-key little dude himself, and after his morning walk, is pretty happy just chilling on the couch. He loves his squeaky toys and his bones, and he loves to eat! We put him in a little tent at meal time, otherwise, he would eat the other dogs' food. For a video of Nemo going into his little tent to eat, click here: https://youtu.be/mNpm0aDgSX4

Nemo needs to have fenced-in yard and would do best with someone who is home at least part of the day.

Updated Bio 8/2/17: Nemo is an approximately 6 year old, 9 lb Yorkie who is being fostered in West Palm Beach, FL.

Take a look at little Nemo enjoying being petted here: https://youtu.be/Rv_VD95hrys

Nemo has a new weight! First Nemo was too skinny when he initially came to us, so we fed him and fed him and then next thing we knew, he had put on some winter weight and he was getting a little too round. So Nemo has been given smaller portions and is not being given snacks, and we think at 9 lbs, he is just right! These little dogs don't eat much at all!

Nemo was initially diagnosed with a skin condition caused by an over abundance of yeast. After having him for many months, his condition improved, but we felt at this point, he should look perfect, which he does not, so we decided to take him to a doggie dermatologist. The dogmatologist said that not only did he have something called Malassezia pachydermatis, but extracellular bacteria as well, and this is what was causing his skin to continue to be thick and black and also the reason for his missing hair. This is probably caused by inhalant allergies. So, now Nemo is on an antibiotic and an antihistamine for his skin, as well as weekly baths with a new shampoo. The dogmatologist wants to see him back in 8 weeks, so we are going to hang onto him for another couple of months until we get his issue all (or mostly) straightened out. Keep checking back for updates! (If you are interested in adopting Nemo, please go ahead and complete/submit the Adoption Application and his foster mom will get back in touch with you.)

Updated Bio 7/6/17: Meet Nemo! Nemo was initially brought in as a stray, and sprung from a local high kill shelter in very poor condition. Not only was he underweight, had kennel cough, a urinary tract infection, and an upper reparatory infection, he also had a neglected overabundance of yeast. This yeast condition made him itchy, caused a loss of much of his fur, and caused his skin to become thick and black. Fast-forward almost 10 months, and those sick and dark days at the shelter are merely a memory. Nemo has plumped up to a healthy weight of 10 pounds, and much of his fur has returned, although he still has some areas that are a bit sparse. He is on a very inexpensive anti-yeast pill to help his fur regrowth. He also takes an anti itching medication called Apoquel.

After having Nemo for a short time, his foster parents realized there was something else going on with him. After several tests the vet determined he has something called Diabetes Insipidus (DI), which is also known as water diabetes, This is something different that the more common sugar diabetes. Basically, he has a faulty pituitary gland, which does not tell him when he's had enough water to drink, so he constantly drinks water, which results in frequent urination. He is on a daily medication for this, called Desmopressin. The medication helps regulate his pituitary gland, so he is not constantly thirsty, however he still needs to be let out every 3 or 4 hours and he may still have a few accidents. This medication is very helpful and absolutely necessary for Nemo to have. The cost is about $103 for almost 2 months of meds or about $50 a month. That may seem expensive, but Nemo is so worth it.

In spite of everything Nemo has gone through, he is both a fun and playful dog, yet very laid back at the same time. He loves his morning walks, and then he can snooze the rest of the day. He also loves his squeaky toys. Unlike many Yorkies, Nemo does not bark very much at all, although when he gets excited he breaks into a little howl, which is super cute. He lives with two other Yorkies and some cats. For the most part he gets along with them, but he does have some resource guarding and has to be watched around bones and food. He is fed separately, otherwise he would inhale the food of the other pets, therefore food is never left out or on the floor after they pups are given their meal.

Nemo would do best with non-aggressive dogs about his size or smaller. They should be easy going and not high energy. He would probably prefer no cats, or older, very secure cats that won't run from him. Nemo does have leash aggression. When he meets another dog on his walks, he turns into a little Napoleon. His foster parents have used a technique called "watch me" to help modify it, although it is an ongoing project. Nemo, like many little pups like to chase cats, birds, ducks, and lizards. But he is easily distracted away from doing that by either walking on or showing him a little treat. His absolute favorite animal however, is the squirrel, and he proves that he is a terrier anytime he sees one. Because of this Nemo must not be walked on a flexi leash, but rather a regular 6-foot leash, and can never be walked off leash.

Nemo has been adopted out twice and returned through no fault of his own. Both his adopters were very upset when they returned him. The first time having 2 dogs proved to be too much for his adopter, the second time Nemo seemed to become very sad and no longer was interested in walking, playing, or interacting, but when he was returned to his foster home, he perked right back up. He needs a home with someone who has had recent or current dog experience and some basic dog training as well, and someone who is home part of the day to let him out. Nemo needs a home with a fenced in yard and no doggie door. Nemo was not depressed the first time he was adopted out, so we are not sure what happened the second time. Nemo needs someone who understands that he might initially get sad when they get him, and if he does to give him the time he needs to overcome his sadness and realize that he is in a safe place. It does take Nemo time to adjust. When he first came to his foster home he laid on the couch, curled up for over 3 weeks. He was sick, but we think this little boy has really been through a lot and going to another home might affect him more than other dogs, however once he knows he is safe he will adjust and become his happy, funny, playful self.

If you think you have the right home to give this very sweet and very deserving pup, please submit an application for him.

Here is a video of Nemo and his foster brother getting ready for a walk https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9fiXOPOkWTU

Updated bio 6/29/17 Little Nemo is back in his foster home. His forever home didn't work out. Nero's new bio coming soon.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


To date we've spent $2044.67 on Nemo's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $745.00 in donations.
Please donate!

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

To fill out the adoption application for Nemo click here.
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I am so cute.
Florida
Ollie

Meet little Ollie. This absolutely adorable Yorkie boy is almost 10 years old. He is only 4.9 tiny pounds. He is being fostered in Palm Coast, FL.

UPDATED BIO 09/24/2017: Ollie is a pint sized 10 year old, 4.9 lb bundle of love. He was surrendered to UYR when his owner felt she could no longer care for him. One thing about sweet Ollie - he loves to be loved. He wants to be in his person’s lap or snuggling beside them at all times, and will bark when he wants to be picked up and cuddled. Otherwise, Ollie is a quiet little man who is getting along with the other dogs in the family very well. He just arrived in his foster home and at present he chooses not to interact with any of his new doggie family. This could change as he gets more familiar in his foster home or he may choose to just be a cuddle bunny next to foster mommy.

Ollie loves meal-time and is a little beggar for a treat! He is accustomed to going for car rides and travelling on vacations, and according to his previous owner Ollie has traveled the world. The perfect home for Ollie would be one with at least one stay-at-home mommy or daddy as he really does not like being left home alone. Stay tuned for updates as Ollie's foster mommy gets to know him better.

PLEASE NOTE: Due to Ollie’s small size, he will not be placed in a home with children under the age of 14.

Initial bio 9-20-17 Ollie just arrived at his foster home today. His foster mom and dad just can't believe this boy is 10 years old. He is so full of life and love. He acts and looks like a pup who is years younger. He is about the cutest little guy you could ever see. Anyone who adopts this tiny pup will be so lucky to have little Ollie in their life.

Much more coming on Ollie as his foster parents get to know this boy better. Stay tuned.


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

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

To fill out the adoption application for Ollie click here.
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HANDSOME OSCAR

Oscar and Missy Always Together
Florida
Oscar (and Missy)

Oscar is an adorable 11-pound Yorkie boy who is only 4.5 years old. He is being fostered in Ocala, FL. Oscar and his sister Missy are very bonded and must be adopted together.

INITIAL BIO 09/23/2017: Oscar and his sister Missy, a bonded pair, recently arrived at their foster home. They are a delightful pair. They have already bonded with their foster mom and fur- brothers. They love to follow foster mom wherever she goes. Oscar and Missy have experienced their first golf cart ride to the dog park and enjoyed both the ride and the dog park. This dynamic duo loves to sleep in bed with their foster mom and fur- brothers.

Oscar and Missy are learning to do their business outside – they are young and smart and are quick to learn. This bonded pair would make a wonderful addition to a loving family with at least one stay-at-home parent.


To date we've spent $99.00 on Oscar (and Missy)'s vet bills, but with your support we've collected $99.00 in donations.
Please donate!

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

To fill out the adoption application for Oscar (and Missy) click here.
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Beautiful Pookie, beautiful bow
Pretty Pookie
Florida
Pookie

Pretty Pookie is a 4 year old, 5 pound little Yorkie girl who is very medically needy at this time. She is being fostered in Lighthouse Point, FL.

THANKS TO POOKIE'S RESCUE ANGELS!

Kathryn Higgins, Maryanne Ware, Christine Gaastra, Ilene Rand, Dianne Schultz, Sandra Wendt, Ana Vanbrocklin, Maryanne Ware, Beth Len, Kathryn Higgins

UPDATED BIO 09/21/2017: Pookie has been a very sick little girl since she arrived in UYR. She was an owner surrender who came to us with a history of seizures, but appeared to improve for a short time with diet and medication. However, she began having uncontrolled seizures again and had 3 hospitalizations in 10 days. The only way to diagnose the cause of Pookie’s seizures was with an MRI and Spinal Tap, which was very expensive. UYR is hopeful that we can raise the funds that have been spent so far so that we are able to help other little doggies like Pookie.

Pookie had the MRI and spinal tap this past Monday. The MRI showed that she has a brain inflammation, which is causing her seizures and temporary blindness. Unfortunately, the Spinal Tap did not reveal the results the vet was looking for due to one of the medications that she is taking. This medication is slowly being reduced and in 2 weeks Pookie will return for a second Spinal Tap. This Spinal Tap will allow the specialist to know if she has a brain infection or inflammation. Based on the results, the vet will be be able to start the correct treatment with the correct dosage of specific medications.

We were encouraged to know that Pookie did not have a brain tumor, cancer or a major brain injury. We are all full of hope that Pookie may recover and be able to lead a normal life. If the results of the Spinal Tap show that she has a brain inflammation, the appropriate medications may manage the inflammation and it may be possible for Pookie to have a fairly normal life. However, if the Spinal Tap shows that Pookie has an infection, the treatment must be more aggressive and positive results may be slower in coming.

Her current seizure status is improving and stable and she appears to be more alert. Pookie enjoys exploring the house and loves to follow her foster mom and dad everywhere, especially if they are headed to the kitchen. Pookie surely does loves to eat!

The bottom line is that once Pookie has the second Spinal Tap in two weeks, we will have the final results and will be able to begin the appropriate treatment. Please keep Precious Pookie in your prayers! We have good feelings and lots of hope that this brave little girl will soon become a healthy and happy little yorkie girlie.

UPDATED BIO 09/13/2017: Pookie here. I came into UYR a very sick little puppy. I was suffering from an undisclosed seizure disorder and was barely able to stand up when I arrived at my foster home. I was just starting to feel a little bit better for a few days, then BAM!

I started having seizures again and the medications that the nice doctors gave to me weren’t working. I have been really sick and I have been suffering a whole lot while all the doctors are trying to figure out what is wrong with me. Since arriving in UYR, I have been hospitalized 3 times in the last 10 days because of the horrible seizures that I can’t control. My foster mom & dad told me that it was painful and very scary for me – and also for them. I am currently taking 5 different medications every day, but so far they have not helped to control my seizures.

Actually, my life has never been easy. See, my first family knew that my health was getting worse day-by-day and they never did anything to help me. They just decided to surrender me to UYR and they weren’t honest about how sick I really was. It was heartbreaking for me to leave the only family I had known, but there was a young child in the home that really scared me all the time. It wasn’t the child’s fault, but my previous parents did nothing to keep me safe. I shook all the time and was terrified, too.

Now that I’m here in my foster home, I love my foster mom and dad very much and I feel safe and loved here. They are very concerned about me and are always loving on me and hugging me and telling me that everything will be okay. But ….they said that the doctors need to find out why I am having so many uncontrollable seizures. I heard them say that the only way to find out what's wrong with my brain is a test called an MRI. I don’t know what that is, but I heard them say it is a very expensive test, and it has to be done by a specialist in Miami.

Don't you think I need a chance to live a better life? I am only 4 years old and my life is just beginning. With your help, I hope I can have many years ahead and a chance to know better what it’s like to be healthy and happy. I know what love feels like cuz I have that in my foster home, but I’ve never known what its like to feel good, since I’ve always been sick.

Foster Mom told me that the people who read what I am writing may want to help me so that I can have that expensive test. She said that just a few dollars from a lot of people will help out a lot. I hope that you can donate towards my medical expenses. Every dollar is going to make a difference to help with paying for the MRI and treatment. It is going to be really expensive, but it may help me to be healthy and ready for my forever family. If you donate, I will send you a special thank you from my little bitty heart to your great big heart. Hugs, Pookie

8/27/17 Pookie is such a sweet girl, but she's had a rough time in the last year. For some reason her legs seem weak. She is too thin by at least a pound or two. In her former home their young child terrorized poor Pookie and caused her a great deal of stress and anxiety where she shook with fear. Her family knew that Pookie needed a home that would be better suited to her needs.

Pookie will need all her vaccinations updated. She will need a heartworm test and get on preventative. Pookie will especially need blood work done so that the vet will have a better idea of what is going on with her. We do know that Pookie cannot go to a home with children. Since Pookie only just arrived at her foster home her foster parents have a lot to learn about her. Once she settles in and her real personality comes out and we have a better idea of her medical issues, if any, her foster parents will know what kind of forever home pretty Pookie needs.

Stayed tuned for more.


To date we've spent $4401.89 on Pookie's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $2425.00 in donations.
Please donate!

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

To fill out the adoption application for Pookie click here.
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Rocky G says - are you looking for me to love?
Florida
Rocky G

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

THANK YOU TO ROCKY G'S RESCUE ANGELS!

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

UPDATED BIO 08/08/2017: Hi Everyone, It's me, Rocky. Things are going pretty well. My eyes are still a problem, but if you read my earlier bios, you know that they have always been bad and caused me problems. Even with the medications and the coconut oil, the news isn't so good. I saw the vet last week and he said that both of my eyes will never get any better, and that they both needed to come out. :( I don't see all that well, anyway.

What else is new? Not much to tell you the truth. I still love my naps and my food and my foster mom. Those are my favorites. I hate baths, being woken up by some crazy puppy and home intruders who steal my mom's stuff. Luckily, they didn't take me that day. If you want a reason to adopt an older dog besides the fact that we are chill and cool and already house trained, that might be a good one. Burglars are not as likely to steal us 😊

Anyway, nap time is here, talk to you all later.

Oh, my foster mom said that my vet bills have really added up and now there will be another big bill with the enucleation of both of my eyes. If you can spare a little bit of change, please consider donating to my vetting bills. Even a small donation is appreciated - UYR has taken such great care of me, but it's been expensive. Please help out if you can so that UYR can continue to rescue little old fellas like me.......thank you.

Love,

Rocky

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

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

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

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

Love,

Rocky

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Love, Rocky

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Anyway, gotta go, getting sleepy.

Love,

Rocky G.

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

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

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

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

Love you all, Rocky G.

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

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

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

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

Love you all, Rocky

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

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

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

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

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

Love, Rocky

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

Rocky

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


To date we've spent $2134.52 on Rocky G's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $1874.00 in donations.
Please donate!

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

To fill out the adoption application for Rocky G click here.
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Ruby Rose is still a puppy herself

Ruby Rose is beautiful
Florida
Ruby Rose

Ruby Rose is a beautiful 18 month old 12.4 lb yorkie girl who comes into UYR with her 3 puppies. She is being fostered in Saint Augustine, FL.

THANK YOU TO RUBY ROSE'S RESCUE ANGELS!

Dawn Gowen, Ileana Letourneau, Irene and Peter Havas in memory of Buddy, Vanessa and Pepe, Wendy Fuhrmaneck, John Sauser

UPDATED BIO 09/01/2017: Ruby Rose is doing amazingly well in her foster home. She is a smart girlie - she is already totally house-trained! She is a great eater and is now going on nice walks with her foster parents. Ruby rose gets so excited when the leashes come out because she LOVES her walks.

Sweet Momma Ruby has taking amazing care of her three little puppies who are now over 5 weeks old. However, now that the babies are more active and nursing less, she is getting a bit tired of them. The puppies’ teeth are coming in, so nursing is getting a somewhat painful. The puppies are starting to eat some soft puppy food and are also on milk replacement supplement between nursing. Although Ruby spends less time with her puppies, she still lovingly cares for them as long as foster mom is present. She loves her foster mom and wants to be near her at all times.

Ruby is a beautiful, sweet, loving dog and will be a great addition to a family that is looking for a young yorkie companion that will love her humans over the moon and back. All she asks in return is to love her and cuddle her and give her the security that she needs – forever and ever. Could that family be your’s?

UPDATED BIO 08/23/2017: Ruby Rose is a very sweet, gentle and loving soul. She was rescued from a hoarding situation and arrived with her 3 beautiful little puppies. She is a very good and attentive momma; however, it is now time for her to start weaning the pups. She is showing a bit less interest in the babies as she knows it is time for them to start to learn things on their own. Her job as a momma is not over yet, but she is in the stage of getting the pups ready and prepared for their new lives without her.

Ruby will not be available for adoption until the puppies have been completely weaned and adopted. She will also be spayed before she can go to her forever home.

Ruby is very attached to her Foster Mom and follows her around and is always within eye contact. She also often likes the security of a quiet corner or space that is a bit tucked away, but again always within eyesight of Foster Mom. Foster Mom has to sit with Ruby while she nurses the babies just to give her the security that she needs or she will leave the babies to follow Foster Mom. So of course, Foster Mom does not leave her when she is nursing.

Ruby Rose came from a horrible hoarding situation where there were 24 other dogs that were rescued at the same time. There was no house-training at all in this house, nor were the dogs allowed to go outside. Ruby Rose is very proud to brag that within the short time she has been with her Foster Mom, she is doing great with house-training - 4 days and counting and no accidents. She has learned to go out like a big girl to do her business. Foster Mom is truly amazed and proud of her that she has learned this in such a short period of time. She goes out on a regular basis and will run to the door if she needs to go out before schedule. Foster Mom is so proud of her.

Ruby is a beautiful, sweet, loving dog and will be a great addition to someone’s family that is looking for a young yorkie companion that will love you over the moon and back. All she asks in return is to love her and cuddle her and give her the security that she needs. Foster Mom wants her to know that … “This is my forever and ever home. I finally hit the jackpot and the rest of my life is now relaxed and happy and safe and secure and I will be loved for the rest of my life”.

INITIAL BIO 08/12/2017: Meet Ruby Rose. She is a beautiful yorkie princess who gave birth approximately 3 weeks ago to 3 adorable female puppies. Ruby Rose came from a horrendous hoarding situation, along with 25 other yorkies, some of who went into other rescue groups due to the number of dogs rescued at the same time.

Ruby Rose and the other yorkies that came into UYR did not receive any vaccinations, dental exams or other routine veterinarian care. Once she has finished nursing her puppies, she will be brought up-to-date on her vaccinations and receive any further vetting care she may need.

UYR took in a total of 11 dogs today from this hoarding situation, including Ruby Rose and her puppies. None of them had received any routine veterinarian care and all will need to receive vaccinations, worming, microchips, dentals, fecals, HW testing and will be altered. Please help us help Ruby Rose, her puppies and the other precious yorkies taken in today by donating to their vetting expenses, which will be very high due to the number of dogs coming in today. No donation is too small. You can donate to any of these dogs by clicking on the Donation Button below. Thank you from Ruby Rose and the other dogs, and especially from the folks at United Yorkie Rescue who participated in their rescue/transport and to the foster moms and dads who so eagerly stepped forward to foster these very needy little dogs.

I've Been Adopted!

To date we've spent $580.72 on Ruby Rose's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $205.00 in donations.
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For more information, contact my foster parents at: psantucci789@gmail.com.

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Florida
Shelly

Meet Shelly. She came into UYR from a hoarding situation. Shelly is 5 years old and weighs 11 lbs. She is being fostered in Ft. Myers, FL.

THANK YOU TO SHELLY'S RESCUE ANGELS!

Julie Wiegert

UPDATED BIO 08/12/2017: Shelley is proving to be is so sweet in spite of her previous home, which was a hoarder’s home. At the vet, it was discovered that Shelley has ear infections, fleabite dermatitis and skin infections and hookworms, but she is still so happy to be free of her prior life. Her poor little body was just eaten up by flea bites, but she is on the mend and flea-free – hooray!

Shelley’s nails were so long that Foster Mom felt like she needed to ask her if they were acrylic or gels, lol! Foster Mom already loves her so much! Shelley will soon be ready for her forever home – could it be your’s?

INITIAL BIO 08/12/2017: Shelly came into UYR today from an horrendous hoarding situation . Please watch our website for pictures and updates very soon.

PLEASE NOTE: UYR took in a total of 11 dogs today from this hoarding situation, including Shelly. None of these dogs received any routine veterinarian care and all will need to receive vaccinations, worming, microchips, dentals, fecals, HW testing and will be altered. Please help us help Shelly and the other precious yorkies taken in today by donating to their vetting expenses, which will be very high due to the number of dogs coming in today. No donation is too small. You can donate to any of these dogs by clicking on the Donation Button below. Thank you from Shelly and the other dogs, and especially from the folks at United Yorkie Rescue who participated in their rescue/transport and to the foster moms and dads who so eagerly stepped forward to foster these very needy little dogs.


To date we've spent $239.55 on Shelly's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $20.00 in donations.
Please donate!

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

To fill out the adoption application for Shelly click here.
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I need lots of rest after my surgery

I am so happy UYR saved my life
Florida
Sparky

Meet little Sparky. He is an adorable 8-month-old puppy. Sparky weighs a whopping 3.6 pounds. Sparky is being fostered in Leesburg, FL.

THANK YOU TO SPARKY'S RESCUE ANGELS!

Vito Russo, Shirley Rendon, Sherri Cipparone, Mary Cronin, Karry Rogers, Teresa Beament, Jeanine DuBose, Kathryn Higgins, Jodi Pistler, Bob and Linda Huffman, Amie Ziegler-Fernandes, Wendy D'Uva, Robin Nyberg, Anita Bradford, Bill Munette, Barbara Abbott, Beth Len, Melissa Alonso, Dianne Schultz

UPDATED BIO 09/23/2017: Little Sparky had his Liver Shunt surgery on 09/18/2017 and is now back in his foster home slowly recuperating. The good news is that there was only one shunt and the surgeon was able to put the ameroid constrictor on it. This will slowly close the shunt over the next 3-4 weeks. There is a possibility that, even with the constrictor, the Liver Shunt may not fully close. If that happens, Sparky will need to be on a low protein prescription diet for life. We won’t know this until he gets his follow-up Bile Acids test in 2 months.

Sparky must remain in his foster home until mid-December when he has his two-month check-up. At that time we will know if the operation was 100% successful. Whatever the outcome of the check-up, the Liver Shunt surgery means that Sparky’s prognosis will be much healthier and happier than it would have been if he didn’t have the surgery, and that his lifespan will be that of a normal yorkie puppy.

Sparky must remain in a small confined area for the next month while he is recuperating from his big surgery. Right now, he is pretty tired and still sore from his surgery. He does a lot of sleeping, which is good since that means he is healing as expected. As this adorable puppy heals and as he feels better each day, it will be harder and harder to keep him quiet and calm.

At this time, any adoption applications for Sparky will be held until his foster parents know the final outcome of the surgery. No applications will be considered until the end of November after his bile acids test; this will allow his foster mom and dad to find him the most perfect home based on what the surgeon suggests for his future care.

For anyone submitting an adoption application, his forever home will have to meet some requirements for Sparky’s needs. Please read the following carefully before you submit an application for this sweet boy.

- Sparky will have to be adopted in Florida to someone who would be willing to drive to Tampa to his surgeon if the need every arose.

- He would love another small dog to play with, but more than two other dogs in the home may overwhelm him. If there is another dog in the home, it must be one with only one - or at the most two - younger dogs.

- Sparky would not do well with any dog over 10 pounds and any dog over the age of 4. Once he recovers from his surgery, we expect that he will still be a very playful puppy and he would drive an older dog crazy by trying and trying to get them to play with him.

- Sparky is very small at only 3.6 pounds. Therefore, he cannot go to a home with children under the age of 13. Before Sparky’s surgery, he had the opportunity to interact with two young children and he did not like them at all, so no young kids for sure. No exceptions.

- Sparky hates being on a leash. Until he is able to be out of his confined area, he can only go out on a leash to do his business and come back in. He is not happy on the leash, and will sit down and do nothing until finally he will get up on his own and potty. However, if you try to lead him on the leash he refuses to move. This may change in time, but for now he really needs a fenced yard.

- Lastly, Sparky loves people. He would not do well in a home with his people gone for hours at a time every day. He really loves being with his family and needs them to be around for much of the day. This would help Sparky with his house-training as well. Please remember Sparky is not quite 9 months old. He is a young puppy and needs someone who can commit to giving him love and care for at least 15 years.

Please consider Sparky’s needs if you do wish to submit an adoption application. And please remember there will be no decisions made until after his bile acids test at the end of November.

Sparky, his foster parents, and United Yorkie Rescue are very grateful for the donations generously made to his care. His surgery was expensive and if you can, please consider making a donation to continue to help UYR cover the cost of his surgery so we can continue to help other dogs like Sparky get the costly medical care they so desperately need.

Updated bio 9-19-17. Sparky had his surgery and he did great. He had one shunt that the surgeon put a constrictor on. It will close slowly over the next 3-4 weeks. Sparky will need to stay at the surgical clinic until either Thursday or Friday. When he is picked up his foster parents will speak with the surgeon and get all the information concerning Sparky's healing what lies ahead for him for the next two months. He will need to stay in his foster home until the end of November when he will get a repeat Bile Acids test to see how the shunt is healing and what lies ahead for Sparky.

A more complete bio will be coming at the end of this week or early next week.

United Yorkie Rescue and Sparky want to thank everyone who gave donations to help him get this much needed surgery, to everyone who kept him in their thoughts and prayers, and to everyone who has kept Sparky in a special place in their hearts.

​Thank you!!​

UPDATED BIO 09/18/2017: Sparky had his Liver Shunt surgery and he came through it just fine. He now has anameroid constrictor on his one large shunt. He was also cryptorchid which made the neuter a bit more difficult. Veterinarian surgeon Dr Hay removed a few deciduous teeth as well during the surgery. Sparky won't get to come home until Thursday or Friday, but foster mom is so relieved that this big surgery is behind him. Now onto a long and successful recovery and once he is ready, a perfect forever home.

Updated bio 8-29-18 Little Sparky is an 8 month old puppy boy who has a liver shunt. Sparky is only 3.9 pounds of cuteness. He is being fostered in Leesburg, FL.

Sparky arrived at his foster home last week. His owner sadly surrendered him because she was unable to care for him. He was not acting like an active puppy of 8 months old should be acting. He recently had a vet visit for updated vaccinations and a well doggie check. At that time he was given a bile acids test and his levels were high. This was very indicative of Sparky having a liver shunt, not uncommon in Yorkies. The only way to correct this is with surgery.

This sweet puppy boy who loves to play and cuddle will be seeing the surgeon on September 18th for his liver shunt surgery and his neuter at the same time. If there is one shunt a restrictor will be placed on it and Sparky will go on to live a long healthy life. If there are multiple shunts surgery is not an option and his symptoms will be managed with proper diet and lactulose. We will know much more on the 18th after his visit with the surgeon.

This sweet adorable puppy needs this surgery to live a long, healthy life, but it is an expensive surgery. Please, anything you can give to help United Yorkie Rescue pay for this surgery will be greatly appreciated. We can’t let little Sparky down. He deserves to live a long, healthy, full life and we intend to do that for him, but we are asking for your help. Every dollars helps. Sparky will give you puppy love and puppy kisses and UYR will be grateful beyond words. Please keep this puppy boy in your thoughts and prayers as he undergoes his liver shunt surgery.

Initial Bio 8-24-17 Little Sparky just arrived at his foster home, so not too much is know about him. Sadly his former mom was not able to care for this puppy and knew that United Yorkie Rescue would find him a wonderful forever home.

Sparky will be going to the vet very soon for his well doggie check, and we will know much more about him. He does need his neuter and to make sure he has had all his puppy shots.

Come back soon for more on little Sparky sparkle.


To date we've spent $2000.00 on Sparky's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $1480.00 in donations.
Please donate!

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

To fill out the adoption application for Sparky click here.
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Florida
Squirt

Meet Squirt. He came into UYR from a hoarding situation. Squirt is 3 years old and weighs only 5 lbs. He is being fostered in Seminole, FL.

THANK YOU TO SQUIRT'S RESCUE ANGELS!

Sherri Cipparone, Babs Berries, Linda Huffman

INITIAL BIO 08/12/2017: Squirt came into UYR today from an horrendous hoarding situation. Here's what he had to say when he landed in his foster home.

Squirt here. I’ve had a B-I-G day. See, I arrived in my foster home after a really long trip, and my Foster Mom already had my bath ready for me. She was expecting me and she was so glad to see me – I’ve never had a human glad to see me before – it felt really nice. I liked the bath and I was a good boy – it felt really good on my skin where I have sores on am missing some hair. Foster Mom said I am a sweet boy and very calm.

I sat on my Foster Dad’s lap while my foster brother Danny Boy was having his bath; I’m kinda liking it here since my other home didn’t smell so good and I didn’t get warm baths and cuddles afterwards. I just wanted to stay on Foster Dad’s lap, but Foster Mom said I had to eat so she put me in my crate with my soft nice-smelling bed and a bowl full of food and water. Ahhhhhh, life is finally good.

PLEASE NOTE: UYR took in a total of 11 dogs today from this hoarding situation, including Squirt. None of these dogs received any routine veterinarian care and all will need to receive vaccinations, worming, microchips, dentals, fecals, HW testing and will be altered. Please help us help Squirt and the other precious yorkies taken in today by donating to their vetting expenses, which will be very high due to the number of dogs coming in today. No donation is too small. You can donate to any of these dogs by clicking on the Donation Button below. Thank you from Squirt and the other dogs, and especially from the folks at United Yorkie Rescue who participated in their rescue/transport and to the foster moms and dads who so eagerly stepped forward to foster these very needy little dogs.

Adoption Pending

To date we've spent $201.50 on Squirt's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $550.00 in donations.
Please donate!

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

To fill out the adoption application for Squirt click here.
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Florida
Tinker Bella Puppy #3

Meet Tinker Bella. She is one of three beautiful daughters of Ruby Rose. Tinker Bella is now 5 weeks old and is the smallest of the three puppies. She just reached the 1 lb mark. She will not be ready for adoption until she is 8-10 weeks old. Tinker Bella is being fostered in Saint Augustine, FL.

THANK YOU TO TINKER BELLA'S RESCUE ANGELS!

Ileana Letourneau, Catherine Hurlbut, Nan Borton Smith

UPDATED BIO 08/16/2017: Tinker Bella here. It’s been a few days now that I came into UYR with my Mama Ruby Rose and my 2 sister littermates. I am doing great, but I have a way to go before I’m ready for adoption. Yeah, I know I am cute as a button, but there is much more to me than that. If you are interested in adopting me there are a few things you need to know.

I will not be willing to go to a home with children. I know there are a lot of responsible doggy-friendly homes with children out there, but I am not ready for that at such a young and vulnerable age. I will need to have a household where my new forever Mom and/or Dad is home all day with me. I am just a wee little soul and will need a lot of patience and training and this cannot be done without someone home with me all of the time. I will demand that my new parents take me to puppy training classes. I will need this for socialization and to help train Mom and/or Dad so that they can learn how to work with me.

A fenced-in yard would be nice, but I also will require that my new forever family take me for walks on a leash. I will need the exercise and I want and need the socialization.

Most importantly, I will need a forever family that understands that even though I am cute as a button, I will require a lot of work and a lot of training. I will require a lot of money for vetting and grooming and annual dentals and quality food and care. And I will require a home that understands that I could easily be around for 15-18 years, so having me for your very own will require a long commitment.

If you are still interested in my cute self and my hefty requirements, please go to our website and complete and submit an application. I’ll be waiting to hear from you.

INITIAL BIO 08/12/2017: Tinker Bella came in today with her mom, Ruby Rose, and her 2 beautiful sisters. Please watch our website for pictures and updates very soon.

PLEASE NOTE: UYR took in a total of 11 dogs today from this hoarding situation, including Tinker Bella, her mom Ruby Rose and two female littermates. None of these dogs received any routine veterinarian care and all will need to receive vaccinations, worming, microchips, dentals, fecals, HW testing and will be altered. Please help us help Tinker Bella, her litternates and the other precious yorkies taken in today by donating to their vetting expenses, which will be very high due to the number of dogs coming in today. No donation is too small. You can donate to any of these dogs by clicking on the Donation Button below. Thank you from Tinker Bella, her mom and the other dogs, and especially from the folks at United Yorkie Rescue who participated in their rescue/transport and to the foster moms and dads who so eagerly stepped forward to foster these very needy little dogs.


To date we've spent $215.14 on Tinker Bella Puppy #3's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $100.00 in donations.
Please donate!

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

To fill out the adoption application for Tinker Bella Puppy #3 click here.
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Yogi - loving life
Florida
Yogi

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

THANK YOU TO YOGI'S RESCUE ANGELS!

Jane St. John, Daniela Camacho, Wendy Fuhrmaneck, Karry Rogers, Mercy Rock, Ilene Rand, Janet Davidson, Georgia Roode, Vito Russo, Becky Cohen, Regina Brantley, Stacy Hanselman, Rebecca Lansing, Angela Menard, Cynthia Duranti, Michael Smith, Jeanine DuBose, Barbara Rodriguez, Gail Young, Anita Bradford, Tri Nguyen

UPDATED BIO 09/13/2017: Yogi continues to thrive amazingly well in his foster home. He is such a gentleman and also a sweetheart. He shows his affection for his foster mom and dad by giving kisses and always desires to be around them. Yogi is well-adjusted and gets along with kids, cats and other dogs.

Yogi loves to sit next to his foster parents or on their laps when they are sitting on the couch. When evening comes around and he's ready for bed, he will bark and head into his foster parents’ bedroom and ask to be put on the bed. Yes, Yogi is spoiled, but it is certainly well-deserved since he is such a good boy.

Because of Yogi’s congenital bone deformity in both his front legs, he does need help getting up and down from the couch and/or bed, but it certainly doesn't stop him from getting around or enjoying his walks. Because of his history with bladder stones, he does need to stay on his special diet to prevent him from developing future stones. Because of his special diet, he requires frequent potty breaks, but at the same time he's gets to enjoy outside time. Yogi sleeps throughout the night with no potty breaks.

Yogi's perfect forever home would be one with a stay-at-home person or couple, or retirees that had a lot of time to spend with this sweet boy. Yogi loves being with his humans and has enjoyed being in a foster home where he hasn't been left alone for any long periods of time. Could that home be your’s?

UPDATED BIO 07/05/2017: Yogi continues to do amazingly well in his foster home. He likes to be outside sitting on the grass enjoying the sunshine. He wags his tail, barks, and is very sociable; he tries to walk as fast as his legs can go to say hello to a neighbor as they walk by - so sweet. Yogi definitely loves being with his foster parents, and will love his forever parents as well - he is always wanting to be next to his humans or sitting on their laps.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


To date we've spent $2486.62 on Yogi's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $920.00 in donations.
Please donate!

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

To fill out the adoption application for Yogi click here.
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Georgia
Henley

Meet Henley a 4-year-old, 12-pound Schnorkie (Schnauzer-Yorkie mix). He is being fostered in Hiawassee,GA

THANK YOU TO HENLEY'S RESCUE ANGELS!

Lori Reitz, Dawn Gowen

Updated Bio 8/20/2017

Sweet Henley has been with us since the end of June. He came to us from a terrible puppy mill case where over 300 animals were living in deplorable conditions. Henley was one of the lucky ones. He is young, and his physical ailments were relatively simply to address. However, poor Henley had (and still has) deep inner wounds that do not show on the outside but take the longest to heal. As adorable as he looks, poor Henley came to us very broken on the inside. In the shelter he hid and cowered in a corner shaking and lost control of his bowels every time a human approached. After 7 weeks in his foster home Henley is making slow but steady progress on many fronts.

Henley loves to be on the back porch. He insists on eating his food there even though his “eating spot” on the porch is literally only one foot from the inside. Similarly, Henley has recently begun to accept treats from his foster Mom’s hand. There must be a certain set of conditions however. Henley must be outside and Foster Mom must have her body inside and only her hand (with the treat in it) can reach outside. OK Henley, Foster Mom will comply! After all, this is progress!

Henley now sleeps in the same bedroom with his foster parents. He loves his big soft bed with a fluffy pillow topped with a furry blanket. When he is very relaxed or sleeping in his bed he will allow Foster Mom to walk over very quietly and pet his back for a very short period of time and then back off. He is now making full eye contact and responds to his name.

Henley has begun wearing a leash tether. It is only used when necessary for his safety and to get him used to the idea of a leash. Henley is by no means house-trained. He is better than when he came to us however. He is no longer pooping indoors but he will still hike his leg so his foster mom has potty pads placed under all his favorite hiking spots and that helps. He has never had any “accidents” in foster Mom’s bedroom so once he is tucked in his bed he is good for the night.

All these things, while small steps, are huge accomplishments for Henley. The most exciting development of all is you can see a tiny light in his eyes begin to shine that was never there before. He is becoming much more curious about what happens inside. He is learning from his pack and he has a best buddy Skipster who is also a Schnorkie that he emulates.

Henley is not yet ready for adoption or adoption applications yet but he is making steady progress and we are very hopeful. Henley will be the one to tell us when he is ready. When that day comes he will need a very special adopter who is willing to let him take all the time he needs to heal inside. He will need someone who has lots of patience, who will never crate him and who has at least one other good natured dog for Henley to be pals with. Please stay tuned for more updates as Henley continues on his journey towards inner healing. If you would like to donate towards Henley’s care, we would be very grateful. Just click the PayPal button below. Thank You!

Initial Bio 6/29/2017 Henley comes to UYR as the third dog we have taken in from a large GA puppy mill case. Poor Henley has been with another rescue group since April who has reached out to UYR as a breed specific group to help Henley. Henley is scared to death. He cowers and retreats and sadly loses control of his bowels any time a human tries to reach for him. Can you imagine the life Henley must have had to make him react this way? It just breaks our heart. Henleys medical needs have largely been met by the previous rescue other than a dental. He was in rough shape. Now Henleys deepest wounds are the kind not visible to the eye but sadly these are the hardest to heal. We have placed Henley in a perfect foster home where he will have numerous fur-siblings to teach him how to trust and just be a dog. We will be getting him some pharmaceutical assistance to help with his severe anxiety and a behaviorist too if needed. Henley will not be available for adoption for many weeks and honestly we can't even speculate when that will be. It's all up to Henley....he will come first....His needs, his time frame...no matter how long that takes. If you would like to partner with us to turn Henleys life around you can do that by donating towards his care. Simply click the PayPal button below and THANK YOU.


To date we've spent $170.32 on Henley's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $100.00 in donations.
Please donate!

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

To fill out the adoption application for Henley click here.
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Georgia
Winston

Meet Winston a sweet 7 year old 6 pound Yorkie boy being fostered in Hiawasee, Georgia

Initial Bio 8/17/17: Winston comes to use from a family who loved him very much but did not have the time to give Winston the attention that he needs. Winston just came to us but we know a few things about him already. He is a very sweet, high-energy pup. He gets very attached to his human and wants to follow them around like a furry little shadow. If his person leaves the room and he can’t come too, he will definitely protest by crying. He also likes toys and pretty much devours them. Winston is not house-trained at all. He wears a belly band in his foster home to help while he works on learning this behavior.

Winston will be seeing the Dogtor very soon for a complete physical exam to make sure all is good health-wise. We think his perfect home would include at least one mostly stay-at-home owner who has the patience to work with Winston as he learns some important social skills like house-training and how to be patient and not cry when his human is out of sight. Another friendly, playful dog to be friends with would also be a plus. We also feel that an adults only home or one with older children only would be best for Winston.

We are just getting to know Winston so stay tuned for updates! Any donations towards Winston’s care would be much appreciated! Click the PayPal button below and Thank You!


To date we've spent $877.91 on Winston's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $50.00 in donations.
Please donate!

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

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

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

THANK YOU TO OLIVER'S RESCUE ANGELS!

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

Update Bio. 08/22/17. Oliver is a happy little guy, despite the problems with his blindness and collapsed trachea. He barks at strange noises or noises he has not heard before. We have a bug zapper outside the patio fence, and he goes nuts at night when it is busy zapping bugs.

He gets along okay with his fur sisters, for the most part. He and Lexi had little episode a while back and he bit her. He does not like his fur brother and his fur brother, Yogi, does not like him. If Oliver bumps into Yogi, he will snap. They pretty much stay at opposite ends of the kitchen/breakfast area. Due to Oliver being blind, I highly suggest that he go to a home with no small children or other dogs. As far as I know, he has never been around cats.

I had Oliver tested for thyroid problems, Cushings disease and diabetes because of the excessive amount of water he drinks. All came back negative, thank goodness. I guess he is just a really thirsty little guy. We do have to tell him to stop or he will stand there and empty the water bowl and then throw up. We say, “Oliver, enough!” and he stops drinking and goes to his bed. He is on hydrocodone which helps with the coughing spells he has with the collapsed trachea. He also eats grain free food and treats.

Oliver finds his way around the house but will bump into things if they are out of place. He goes to the glass sliding door and wants out to do his business. He manages steps without too much difficulty.

He likes to be with his people and will follow. I’m not sure if he follows the scent or if it is his keen sense of hearing. He definitely knows the sound of the “treat jar” and is there in a flash.

Oliver is still patiently waiting for his furever family. If you are interested in this lovable, little man, just follow the link below to complete an application.

Update Bio. 07/22/17. Oliver lives with his foster family in Beach Park, IL. He is looking for a home, preferably with adults only, since he is blind and will sometimes snap if startled. Lying on the sofa next his person is one of his favorite activities. He is a very loving little guy.

He has a collapsed trachea and coughs if he gets excited or is very active. Oliver likes to go for walks but we keep them short so he doesn't have problems coughing from his collapsed trachea.

Oliver is very aggressive with his food bowl, so for that reason, he eats away from the other fur babies in the house. It might be best if he were an only dog, as he will bump into or stumble over the other dogs since he is blind and cannot see them.

The vet’s estimate is that Oliver is about 10 years old. He is a little bigger than a regular Yorkie, as he is a Yorkie mix. We aren’t sure what the mix is but more than likely some type of terrier. He is about 16 pounds, which is about the maximum weight he should be since the heavier he is, the harder it is for him to breathe. He does love to eat, though, and will try to clean out all the other bowls. H also likes to hang out in the kitchen in case foster mom drops some food while preparing his dinner.

Oliver is currently undergoing tests due to excessive water drinking, urination, weight gain and lethargy. He is up three pounds from his vet visit in December to 18.8 pounds, even though we have cut back a little on his food. Diabetes has been ruled out, as well as Cushings. They are testing for thyroid problems. The vet said the lethargy could be cause from his heart but is unable to explain the excessive water drinking and urination. Thus far, his liver and kidney functions are normal.I would like to get him as well as possible before letting him go to his forever home, so he is waiting patiently. Stay tuned for information on Oliver.

Update bio. 06/30/17. Oliver is living with his foster family in Beach Park, IL. He is approximately 10 years old and about 15 pounds. Although he still has coughing spells due to the collapsed trachea, he seems to be coughing less in the warmer months than he was in the winter.

Although Oliver is blind, he knows the layout of the house and gets around well.

We have another little male, Yogi, who does not like Oliver too well, so when Oliver comes near his bed, Yogi will snap at him. I try to keep the two of them apart as much as possible.

Oliver will snap when he is startled and for this reason, I am recommending that he go to an all adult home or a home with older children.

Oliver is very lovable and likes attention. He loves to sleep out on the patio on the loveseat beside me. He does have issues with arthritis but daily doses of glucosamine seem to help. He can maneuver steps quite well despite being blind and having arthritis.

He is patiently waiting for his furever home. If you are interested in adopting Oliver, just follow the link below to be taken to the application.

Updated Bio 5-30-17. Oliver is still residing with his foster family in Beach Park, IL. We believe he is either mostly blind now, or totally blind. He gets around but does bump into things. He can maneuver around the house fairly well most of the time and depends on his sense of hearing and smell. He follows me every place I go.

Because the weather is nice and he is outdoors more, he seems to be breathing a little better due to the collapsed trachea. He is on hydrocodone and Benadryl. Both seem to relax him and he doesn’t cough quite as much.

Oliver does not get along with his brother, probably because Yogi was formerly an “only child” and he is very possessive with his toys and his bed. When Oliver gets near, Yogi snaps at him and Oliver will snap back. Lexi, Oliver’s sister seems to be losing her patience with Oliver. He will bump into her and she will snap at him. We’ve had no dog fights but due to the constant snapping, I would highly recommend that Oliver go to a home with no other dogs or small children.

Oliver loves his walks but we don’t go too far as he has arthritis and gets a little stiff and sore. He is on daily doses of glucosamine which helps.

He is a happy little dog, very lovable and likes to give kisses. He wants to be with his people and will snuggle up beside me on the sofa. He is patiently waiting for his forever home. If you res interested in adopting Oliver, please follow the link below to be taken to the application.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


To date we've spent $1822.24 on Oliver's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $1098.58 in donations.
Please donate!

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

To fill out the adoption application for Oliver click here.
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Buddy IN
Indiana
Buddy IN

Buddy is a very sweet 6 year old Morky (Maltese and Yorkie). He is a little on the slim side at 9.5 lbs and is being fostered near Indianapolis, IN.

THANK YOU TO BUDDY IN'S RESCUE ANGELS!

Deann Kuske

Update Bio. 08/21/17. Buddy came to us with Cody an 8 year old, Yorkie-Poo. They were raised together. We separated them for a period of time to test their bond with each other. They did okay, but are much happier being together. When they are together, they play and interact very well. They are both very comfortable with their foster mom & dad and with their fur-brother and sister. They behave very well, they are potty trained. They would do well with a family without children under age 12. They love to cuddle and sit and sleep with their foster mom & dad. They love to play outside. They will require a fenced yard for their security and safety.

Update Bio. 08/12/17. Buddy has adjusted to his foster home well. He is a loving little guy but, still a little timid. Buddy is eating and sleeping well. He loves to play with his foster fur brother and sister. He loves to sleep on the bed with his foster mom. Buddy has been groomed and has been micro-chipped. A fenced yard is a must for him.

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

Initial Bio: 08/02/17. Buddy has just recently arrived at his foster home in Indiana along with his housemate Cody. He loves to sit on his foster dad's lap. Buddy and Cody were surrendered by their owner because she has medical issues that prevented her from caring for them as they needed. Buddy was a little timid and shy at first, but is settling into his foster home nicely. He is up-to-date on shots and passed a wellness check at the dogtor and appears to be in excellent health. Check back for post-groomer pictures.


To date we've spent $138.60 on Buddy IN's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $25.00 in donations.
Please donate!

For more information, contact my foster parents at: Yorkiefostermom2@gmail.com.

To fill out the adoption application for Buddy IN click here.
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Cody
Indiana
Cody

Cody is a 8 year old Yorkie-poo with a very sweet disposition. He is being fostered near Indianapolis, IN.

THANK YOU TO CODY'S RESCUE ANGELS!

Deann Kuske

08/21/17. Update Bio. Hi: Cody here. I have adjusted very well in my foster home. I'm up-to-date on all my shots and I've been to the groomer. I'm happy to be back with my friend Buddy. We have been together since he was just a pup and we would love to stay together. You will love both of us. Buddy is 6 years old and I am 8 years old.

Cody is a sweetheart He has been to obedience school and loves a cookie as a reward. Cody would do best being around children over age 12. Cody and Buddy are required to have a fenced yard for their security and safety. If you are interested in 2 loving and sweet fur babies, just follow the link below to complete the application.

08/02/17 Initial Bio: Cody has just recently arrived at his foster home in Indiana, along with his housemate Buddy. He wants to be everywhere that his foster mom is. Cody and Buddy were surrendered by their owner because she has medical issues that prevented her from caring for them as they needed. Cody is looking for a new furever home. He is settling into his foster home nicely. He is up-to-date on shots and passed a wellness check at the dogtor and appears to be in excellent health. Cody might need to lose a few lbs. Check back for post-groomer pictures.


To date we've spent $138.60 on Cody's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $25.00 in donations.
Please donate!

For more information, contact my foster parents at: Yorkiefostermom2@gmail.com.

To fill out the adoption application for Cody click here.
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Sammi Jo
Indiana
Sammi Jo

Meet our senior delight, Sammi Jo. Sammi Jo is a 10-year-old, 9 pound girl residing in IN.

THANK YOU TO SAMMI JO'S RESCUE ANGELS!

Stephanie Frey

Initial Bio. 08/08/17. Look at this beautiful senior girl! Sammi Jo is a 10 year old, 11 pound beauty! She loves hanging out with her special person! And getting lots of loving. She is a beautiful silver color too. Sammi is looking for a calm, adult home.

If you are looking for a new best friend, then Sammi is your gal!


To date we've spent $513.28 on Sammi Jo's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $25.00 in donations.
Please donate!

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

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

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

THANK YOU TO CHARLIE'S RESCUE ANGELS!

Mary Mays-Delamater, Nancy Stanley, Carol Nelson

Update 8/29/17: Charlie continues to learn how to share attention with other dogs. However he would be very happy in a home where he is the only fur baby getting attention. He needs a home that doesn't have a lot of chaos. He loves children but needs to get to know adult strangers before he can be trusted not to become overly protective of his family. For this reason he must remain in the Des Moines Iowa area.

Update Bio. 07/22/17. Charlie is a good boy with one bad behavior that he's been unable to overcome, so far. He will nip adults he doesn't know from behind. on the back of their leg. Children are always welcomed in his space. He absolutely loves them. Toddlers can pull his tail, and Charlie doesn't react negatively, at all. With people he knows and trusts, he's amazing, He couldn't be more lovable. Putting a muzzle on him if visitors come over until he knows their safe is the best way I can think of to prevent him from nipping at strangers.

Because he needs to become comfortable with the family he joins, he needs to be adopted in the Des Moines, Iowa area. If you are interested in Charlie, please follow the link below to complete an application.

Update Bio. 06/28/17. Charlie is doing great. He is a very, very loving boy once he understands his place and feels safe. He loves children, but doesn't do very well with other dogs. He has learned to behave in my home.

Charlie doesn't like adult strangers until he gets to know them; however, children met are not a problem.

Charlie was visiting with a family who had 3 children; 2 were toddlers who pulled his tail and he didn't mind at all. He was really happy, but on a trial visit without me he reacted badly when a stranger came over. He no longer reacts this way in my home, so it would be best for him to be placed with someone who understands the importance of being the alpha.

Charlie would be an amazing addition in the right home. He must be placed in the Des Moines Iowa area. There is no exceptions. If you are interested in Charlie, just follow the link below to complete an application.

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

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

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

Sincerely, his foster mom Susan

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

Sincerely, Susan

(Foster mom)

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

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

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

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

Sincerely, Charlie

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

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

Sincerely, Susan Foster Mom

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

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

Love, Charlie

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

Sincerely, Chuck’s UYR Foster Mom

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

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

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

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

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

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


To date we've spent $702.27 on Charlie's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $441.69 in donations.
Please donate!

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

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

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

Update 8/26/17: On August 17th we celebrated Toby's 7th birthday with extra treats and a few new toys. Toby acts like a playful puppy since he's been in foster care. Toby would love to have a mommy and daddy who can take him for walks, and who can spend a lot of time at home with him. Toby does like children and other dogs.

Update Bio. 07/22/17. Toby continues to grow into a wonderful boy. He loves lots of toys, His favorite game is to hide his toys and have a family member fetch it. He will become very insistent until the item has been retrieved. When I've had enough of this game, I will put it on a shelf and tell him I'm done playing. He looks sad for a moment then finds something else to get into. Toby is pure entertainment and love.

However due to his past anxiety issues, he will need to become very comfortable and feel safe in any family that he becomes apart of. For this reason he must remain in the Des Moines Iowa area. Just follow the link below to apply to adopt this beautiful little fellow.

Update Bio. 06/28/17. Toby and I took a road trip to Florida to visit his former foster mom. He was able to overcome much of his stress and dealt with the new experiences like a champ. Toby is very dog friendly. He is ready to start meeting families in the Des Moines Iowa area. If you are interested in adopting Toby, follow the link below to complete an application.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Update 08/26/2017: August 17th We celebrated Toby's 7th birthday with extra treats and a few new toys. Toby acts like a playful puppy since he's been in foster care.

Toby would love to have a mommy and daddy who can take him for walks, and who can spend a lot of time at home with him. Toby does like children and other dogs.

Sincerely, Susan


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

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

To fill out the adoption application for Toby click here.
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Gunnar
Kentucky
Gunnar

Meet Gunner a 10 year old Yorkie/ Shih Tzu mix being fostered in Covington, Kentucky

Initial Bio 8/31/2017:Gunnar has had an eventful 24 hours! After traveling several hours by car (which he did great in) to his new foster home, Gunnar headed to the vet with foster mom for a full work up. They say yorkies truly come in all shapes and sizes and he is definitely proof of that! This big boy weighed at 27lbs!!!! His foster mom and the vet tech couldn't believe it! He sure snagged some serious attention from all the vet techs and other visitors at the clinic--everyone wanted some puppy lovin' from this boy and he was more than happy to give it. Gunnar is now up to date on all of his vaccines and has a clean bill of health from the vet.

The next morning, Gunnar went to see a groomer to take care of at least a years worth of matted overgrown hair. And oh my, what a transformation!!! The groomer was very impressed with his behavior throughout his session and said he just seemed so grateful to her for helping him! Because his hair was so matted, he had to be shaved entirely. He feels so much better though and still looks incredibly cute! Foster mom can't wait for some of that fluffy hair to grow back!

Gunnar slept perfectly through the night his first two nights and has not had a single potty accident in his new home. He is eating and drinking well, and is just as happy as could be. Gunnar seems to like his foster brother too! Overall, he seems like at absolute perfect pup for all types of potential adopters.

There is an indication in his previous history that Gunnar has dealt with anxiety at some point in time during his life. Because of this, his foster momma wants to monitor him for at least a few weeks to see if there are certain situations that bring out this anxiety. Gunnar will also receive a dental cleaning prior to adoption. This chunky boy could also stand to lose a few pounds, so he will going on walks regularly to get in shape and will need to go to a home where this is a priority. This is a very exciting road for Gunnar, so stay tuned for updates!!


To date we've spent $660.84 on Gunnar's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $0 in donations.
Please donate!

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

To fill out the adoption application for Gunnar click here.
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Paxton
Kentucky
Paxton

Paxton is a 7 pound, 6 year old Yorkie Poo (Yorkie/Poodle mix) Being fostered in Crestwood, KY.

THANK YOU TO PAXTON'S RESCUE ANGELS!

Teresa Beament, Patty Hicks, Linda Neilson

Update 7/16/17

Well look at him now! Just a few short weeks ago, UYR learned of this 6 yr old Puppy Mill survivor eluding good samaritans and living on the streets in Tennessee. What a difference a month has made in the world of this scared little Yorkiepoo. Paxton is learning to love this great big world filled with human interaction and fur siblings. We've learned a few things about this timid boy. He loves food and is motivated to learn when food is the reward. This is wonderful since he doesn't understand praise and touch quite yet. He also loves his fur siblings (he even tolerates the curious old cat) and is learning the "house rules" from this bossy group of girls. He is a quick study and will approach when his name is called, but still hesitant about being touched and picked up. Once, you convince him to let you handle him, he is putty in your hands. He loves his head and chin rubbed. He will sleep on your lap and soak up as much love as you are willing to give him. He is not housebroken, but will go outside when taken out. Right now, he is content to wear a belly band while inside. He is learning to walk on a leash for short distances, but the outside is still very scary and loud noises will send him bolting for the hills. A tight grip on his leash is always a must. Because of Paxton's background he may never be able to fully relinquish his fear and may always be a bit shy and timid. He will tolerate being crated at night, but will bark and pace if left alone during the day. With Paxton's penchant for learning and acceptance, he may be ready for his Forever Family in a few months. He will need a very patient family committed to continuing his teaching. They must be willing to take him on walks and socialize him with the understanding that he is a flight risk. Extra measures will be needed to assure his safety. He will do best with an active family with other fur siblings his size to learn from. Paxton is easily stressed by quick movements or loud noises, therefore a family with children or visiting children would not work for him. Foster Mom will continue to work with shy Paxton on learning to accept love, touch and handling, leash walking, housebreaking and manners. In the meantime, check back in for updates on this sweet boy. Although, Paxton is considered healthy, he still requires vet checks, monthly preventatives, etc. any contribution to his care is greatly appreciated and assures that he and others like him have a chance of thriving outside of the Puppy Mill.

Initial Bio 6/21/2017 Paxton had been seen by several residents, matted, terrified and exhausted. After 2 months on the run he was finally caught by a good samaritan and taken to MC animal control 2 weeks ago. Given both his physical and mental state UYR was called to help. ❤And we did !!! Immediately Paxton was taken to the vets for a full examination. All vaccinations, hw neg, fecal neg, completed. His teeth were severe and entangled with hair from chewing his little body which was infested with fleas, so a dental and neuter were scheduled for the next day !! Barely able to walk, partly due to the matting, debris and fecal matter covered throughout his body, our next stop was a much needed bath and haircut at the doggy day spa !!

Today Paxton is healthy, handsome and working on the terror he feels from his past life . You see, Paxton was microchipped which was ultimately traced to a puppy mill in Kentucky. This made it clear why our little guy is so scared and mistrusting of people . But no worries now Paxton - you are safe, loved and getting everything you need in your new foster home !!! To help us cover Paxton’s medical bills by clicking on the donation button listed below.

Adoption Pending

To date we've spent $534.90 on Paxton's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $245.00 in donations.
Please donate!

For more information, contact my foster parents at: hicksadopt@twc.com.

To fill out the adoption application for Paxton click here.
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MA Marley
Massachusetts
MA Marley

Initial Bio: 9/7/17 Hi I'm Marley, I came to stay with foster mom and foster dad since my last owner who had me for only one week, didn't want to help with my housetraining. I was with my first family for 10 years and all of a sudden found myself with a new mom. I'm a little shy and nervous right now since all this change has unsettled me. Foster mom and foster dad have promised me they are going to find me the perfect forever home.

I went to the Vet lady today, saw a big dog and like him a lot. I have a dry eye that I have to take medicine for and had blood work done, that wasn't fun at all. I'm still settling in and trying to be less nervous I will update on how I'm doing soon.


To date we've spent $420.26 on MA Marley's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $0 in donations.
Please donate!

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

To fill out the adoption application for MA Marley click here.
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Lola
Minnesota
Lola

Meet the gorgeous Lola. Lola is a 5-year-old, 12 lb girl being fostered in St. Paul, MN.

THANK YOU TO LOLA'S RESCUE ANGELS!

Dawn Gowen

Initial Bio. 08/15/17. Lola came to United Yorkie Rescue through owner surrender due to anxiety issues. Lola was adopted from a back yard breeder when she was two. Her family rescued her from a life confined to a cage by herself, living in an outbuilding in the back of the breeders property. She wasn't able to have puppies, so she'd been segregated from the other dogs. As a result of being born into the breeding dog life, Lola didn't experience being a puppy, running and playing, toys, warm beds and laps or quality food. After her adoption, she came to trust the male in the home, but did not do well with the children or lady of the house. Her dad was gone often, and Lola's anxiety would increase when he was gone, leading to indoor potty accidents, getting into mischief and nipping at the kids. She was kenneled a lot in an effort to potty train, as well as prevent accidents in the house, and to keep her from nipping the family in her state of anxiety and fear when the one person she came to trust was gone for days at a time. Despite their best efforts, they knew Lola needed more than they could provide and didn't want her to spend her entire life in a cage, an irony after being 'rescued'.

Lola is the sweetest girl. She loves to snuggle next to you, sleep in bed with you, and follow you wherever you go. She has a perpetual smile on her face. Lola also loves to run, which is a bad combination with her anxiety, so a fenced yard in her next home will be important to her safety. She needs commitment to a high quality diet, for life.

Foster mom and dad are working on the anxiety challenges, but this may never completely go away. So it will be important for her to have a home where she's not locked up for several hours a day or left alone for long periods of time. She would do VERY well as a man's companion dog, and would benefit from another 'established' dog in the home as a companion and teacher. We do not know how she would do with cats. She'll need a secure environment with someone willing to baby gate doorways and other 'escape' areas. She cannot live in a home with children or where children visit often. Teenagers would be fine. She'd do best with someone familiar with the Yorkie personality; they will need to be her pack leader.

Lola does stairs, as well as jumps on the couch and even onto her foster mom and dad's bed, without the help of stairs. Although small, she has the spring and bounce of a kangaroo. She loves car rides and would do great traveling. As long as she's by her favorite person's side she's happy and content!

Lola is up to date on her shots, spayed and micro chipped, and is in fantastic health! She's working on leash training and losing a couple of pounds. She does well with grooming despite her anxiety, she just needs someone who's slow and understands her anxiety so that they take their time and go at her pace. She has the most beautiful brown eyes and shiny silky coat!

We are not taking applications for Lola until we have some time to evaluate and work with her, her information will be updated with her progress. Lola will need to be adopted within a couple of hours of her foster home in St. Paul MN.

Please watch for updates on this sweet little girl!


To date we've spent $137.35 on Lola's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $50.00 in donations.
Please donate!

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

To fill out the adoption application for Lola click here.
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North Carolina
Chapa

Sweet Chapa has a PENDING ADOPTION! Chapa is an adorable 8-year-old, 6-pound Yorkie girl being fostered in Winston-Salem, NC.

Initial Bio 7/20/17

Meet sweet Little Miss Chapa, who is her Foster Mom's very FIRST international Yorkie! Chapa was born in Hungary, lived in Russia, moved to the US and she has a passport to prove it! Sadly for little Chapa, after all that travel with her owners she was surrendered to a shelter in North Carolina. Chapa is an unusual name so Foster Mom began researching to find out "What does Chapa mean?" Well, it is Native American from the Sioux origin, meaning beaver. The given name of Chapa means "timelessness and sparkle." Chapa is a special name for this very special little girl and we think she has sparkle a plenty. Now Chapa just needs someone to wrap her up and take her home! Yes, this little girl has a Hungarian birth certificate, a passport that began in Hungary, traveling into Russia and then into the United States. A world traveler – a universal pup, and now a United Yorkie Rescue girl. When she arrived at the shelter she had fleas and some accompanying hair loss as a result. The good news is that we know of no other medical issues but she will see the Doctor bright and early tomorrow to be sure. She still needs to be spayed and have a dental and that will happen during the next couple of weeks. So far Chapa appears to be smart, attentive, loving, very well mannered, and gets along wonderfully with all her fur siblings. She does great on a leash, is a pro on a grooming table, and well, she just snuggles right up and is a real girly little girl! In a few weeks she’ll be ready to pack her bags for forever. This little lady is quite a catch. She’s looking for a special forever, better hurry to get you application in to see if you qualify.

Due to her size and age, she must go to a live at home mom, or someone who works at home or does not leave her for long periods of times. She will not be adopted out to a home with children under 12 years of age, or visiting children under the age of 12.

Adoption Pending

To date we've spent $1022.29 on Chapa's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $0 in donations.
Please donate!

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

To fill out the adoption application for Chapa click here.
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Muffin Looking for that Special Adopter
North Carolina
Muffin

Muffin is a 9 year old, 12 pound Yorkie girl being fostered in Winston-Salem, NC.

THANK YOU TO MUFFIN'S RESCUE ANGELS!

Sheila Coleman, Sheila Coleman, Karry Rogers, Charlotte Robinson, Wendy Fuhrmaneck, Teresa Beament, Tammy Adcock, Cheri Bowen, Ileana Letourneau

Update 9/9/17

Muffin was turned in to United Yorkie Rescue because her owner could no longer afford her care. She was stated to have irritable bowel syndrome, managed with as needed medication and prescription diet. She was suffering from weight loss, diarrhea and lack of appetite upon arrival which prompted Rescue to have additional testing including blood work and an ultrasound. Muffin has been diagnosed with has a serious, BUT MANAGEABLE illness called PLE or Protein Losing Enteropathy. This means that excessive protein is being lost from her gastrointestinal tract. PLE is a serious and life-threatening illness BUT thanks to the continued care from her vet through the efforts of United Yorkie Rescue, Muffin has gained 5 lbs, now stabilized and her symptoms are under control. We are very excited as her continued improvement has prompted Muffin to move from Forever Ours to Adoptable!

Although Muffin is still a special needs pup, she can now be placed among the Looking For Love selection of pups in hopes that she will find a very special adopter willing to give Muffin her furever home.

No longer doomed to spend her days in a crate on the front porch of her previous home, when upon arrival to foster, she was content just to lay on the sunroom couch and watch the squirrels, she now is up and running them all over the yard and up all the trees! She loves to play ball, and chase after any of her toys that is thrown and she loves to shake them She goes in and out of the dog door and loves the outside. She MUST have a fenced yard with access outside. She is a tall larger Yorkie Lady of 12 lbs and can very much handle the going in and outside. (She weighed 8lbs at arrival).

She does well on a leash, uses the dog door for outside access, and loves to ride!

She gets along very well with her fur-siblings; she is a little picky when eating, but if you have the right mix, she’ll take her medication along with her food. She eats regular Hills Science Diet Beef and Barley wet food. She munches on Wellness Basic Salmon and Potato and she also likes Hill's Science Diet Dry Food Small Breed Sensitive Skin and Stomach.

Due to her condition, she will not be placed with small children. She needs a home with members 14 years of age and up.

Muffin's current medication . .

Atopica 2x daily

Metronidazole 2x daily

Budesonide 1x daily

If you would like to help with the cost of Muffin's care we'd better EXTREMELY GRATEFUL. Click the PayPal button below. Email foster Mom for additional details on Muffin at dawgpawsofthetriad@yahoo.com

Update 6/22/17

We have a not so good update about poor Muffin. She was turned in to UYR because her owner could no longer afford her care. She was stated to have irritable bowel syndrome but was being managed with some as needed medication and prescription diet. She has had diarrhea and lack of appetite since she arrived and this week had additional testing including blood work and an ultrasound. The Vet now believes that sweet Muffin has a serious illness called PLE or Protein Losing Enteropathy. This means that excessive protein is being lost from her gastrointestinal tract. PLE is a serious and life-threatening illness, so sweet Muffin can sure use all the love and concern we can give her right now. There is a very good chance that Muffin will need to become a “Forever Ours” pup. Right now we are doing our best to stabilize her and get her symptoms under control. Muffin is such a sweet girl. No longer doomed to spend her days in a crate on the front porch she now loves to lay on the sunroom couch and watch the squirrels. She remains sweet and loving even though foster mom is always approaching her with some type of medication. She gets along with her fur-siblings; they treat her with kindness as if they know she is very sick. They let her lay in her choice of the dog beds and let her pass to the front of the line when she wants food or water. It is very sweet and humbling to watch how compassionate her pack is towards her.

As you probably guessed, all the testing needed to reach a proper diagnosis has been costly. The medication, food and on-going supportive care will add to her mounting Vet bills. If you can help us cover the cost of sweet Muffin’s care, please click the PayPal button below. Thank you so very much.

6/10/17 Muffin came to us from an elderly owner who was no longer able to care for her. Muffin just landed in her foster home so stay tuned for updates as we get to know her better. Muffin was reported to have "stomach issues" by her surrendering owner. She takes medication for stomach upset and prescription food at present but we strongly believe that there is something additional going on with Muffin because she is extremely thin and not tolerating her food well. This week, she will have a thorough medical evaluation to find out why this sweet girl is so thin and what we can do to turn that around. Please help us towards the cost of her care by clicking the PayPal button below and Thank You!


To date we've spent $1991.32 on Muffin's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $310.00 in donations.
Please donate!

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

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

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

THANK YOU TO PRECIOUS' RESCUE ANGELS!

Sheila Coleman, Julie Wiegert

8/14/2017 Update

Precious is opening up to be such a sweet little girl. She loves Foster to rub her belly, and will just lay down about anywhere and roll over for a rub. She has discovered the outside and she is quite happy wondering about Foster’s yard exploring. She is quite curious of all the creatures she doesn’t quite understand, like bees, and squirrels. She sits at the edge of the yard and watches the neighborhood children play from across the street, which by the way, is close enough to her and she’s satisfied with that. She loves to join in when the pack begins barking at the next door neighbor’s BIG dogs. And you can see her wondering, just what are those boys doing around those big trees! Loving her sibilings and the outside, but is still leary of the human touch. She has been for a few play dates, but she just hasn’t decided who she’d like to stay with.

Photos and Videos of this little girl can be viewed at United Yorkie Rescue – NC – Winston Salem facebook page. Foster mom is also available via e-mail for more information.

So, if you are up for the challenge click below her UYR bio to fill out an application. If you would like to contribute to her continued care, select PayPal beneath her bio at UYR. She would appreciate that very much.

Update 6/15/17

Sassy and sweet is what this little girl is. Precious has come through her spay wonderfully and to beat all odds, that tumor she had removed was benign. How happy we are about her wonderful medical report. She has warmed up quite nicely to foster mom and now sleeps with foster mom and follows her everywhere throughout the house. She lets all the boys know how to properly behave in the house, and she now enjoys walking along with them in the fenced area outside off leash. A smart little girl with a mind all of her own, does wonderfully on the grooming table and is perfect on a leash. Friendly with foster mom and Dogtor Jeni, she is still very reluctant to strangers. Precious will be placed with an applicant that is willing to work with foster mom to achieve a loving relationship with Precious, which would possibly mean someone very local. She will be placed in a home with NO children and no visiting children under the age of 12. Not all rescues are easy. UYR and foster mom recognizes the need for companionship for this sweet little girl, and believes she will overcome her trust issues. Patience, love and understanding is much needed and although it presents a challenge, the recipient of this little girls trust will be a reward like no other. If you feel you are up to the challenge, please submit your application to www.unitedyorkierescue.org for review. For additional information on this little girl, please e-mail foster mom at laloba1016@yahoo.com. If you would like to contribute to Precious’ medical cost, please select PayPal beneath her bio. Precious and foster mom thanks you.

Update 5/25 PRECIOUS - This little girl just can't wait to show you she is as smart as she is cute! Pad trained, a complete house pup, she does not really care for all that grass, but tolerates it when taken out on a leash. Which by the way, she is a perfect little leashed pup. So for all you apartment dwelling potential applicants out there, foster mom has a pup for you. She is totally an apartment dwelling pup. Precious enjoys being talked to and hand fed, turns around in circles for treats and her tail is constantly wagging. Sometimes it's hard for foster mom to tell that this little pup is real, as she performs as a toy. She's just so stink'in cute. She has shown no aggression to the other pups, even at meal time, and seems to enjoy the romp and playing of the boys as she twirls in circles wagging her tail and offering up her little bark as if to have her say in the fun. Precious enjoys her open door crate, and prefers the crate to be just her size and empty of bedding. All she wants is a pad on the flooring, and she goes in and out as she pleases, where she eats 2x daily and sleeps nightly. Foster mom had a bed inside and the first night she spent over an hour trying to pull it out. When removed , she settled right down and went to sleep. No fancy bedding in her room. She prefers her bedding to be outside of the crate, where she has two plush pillows she enjoys lounging around on during the day while foster mom works and where she also enjoys the view of house activity when everyone is at home and is romping about. Believed to be an only dog, she certainly is enjoying the activity and companionship of others. Precious appears to have been teased by small humans and is very reluctant to the human touch. Foster mom is working with her issues however this is a very slow process. Therefore, Precious will not be available for adoption until foster mom can be assured of her acceptance to others. Precious will be placed in a home with NO children and no visiting children under the age of 12. She will also be placed with an applicant that is willing to work with foster mom to achieve a loving relationship with Precious, which would possibly mean someone very local. Not all rescues are easy. UYR and foster mom recognizes the need for companionship for this sweet little girl, and believes she will overcome her trust issues. Patience, love and understanding is much needed , and although it presents a challenge, the recipient of this little girls trust will be a reward like no other. If you feel you are up to the challenge, please submit your application for review. In the meantime, keep a watch on foster mom's facebook page at - A NC Yorkie Rescue Foster to follow this little girls journey and view additional pics and videos on all the NC pups . If you would like to contribute to the continued care of Precious, please select the PayPal button beneath her UYR website profile. Precious thanks you!


To date we've spent $1131.83 on Precious's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $45.00 in donations.
Please donate!

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

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

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

THANK YOU TO ROSCOE'S RESCUE ANGELS!

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

8/14/2017 Update

Roscoe continues to live well and prosper. He is enjoying his new found freedom of sight and is living life to the fullest at Foster. He remains a calm little guy, but will remind you he’s around when it’s time to go out, or you come home from work and haven’t petted him yet. He has the sweetest little bark, and the cutest little look when he begins to give you a kiss, but only if you are worthy! He plays with his siblings and enjoys their company. His tail continues to stay up longer as his confidence grows. He returns next month for a check up on those big beautiful brown eyes of his. He is doing quite well with his drops and is expected to decrease his 2x daily to maybe 1x daily with his sight on no more drops. A great little companion, needing some one on one lov’in and he’ll make you a sweet, true companion.

More pictures and videos of Roscoe can be found on facebook at United Yorkie Rescue – NC – Winston Salem. IF you would like to contribute to Roscoe’s care, please select PayPal beneath his UYR bio. He’s accepting applications – you’ll find his adoption link beneath his UYR bio also. Foster Mom is always available at dawgpawsofthetriad@yahoo.com we are waiting to hear from You!!

7/16/17 Update

Roscoe here, still looking for my forever home but continuing to just have a great time at my foster home. I loved hanging out with the concrete rabbits in the foyer today! My foster calls me "a sweet little delight!" I am always very considerate to my brothers and sisters and my social skills continue to just get better and better. I am housebroken and do pretty well on a leash too!

More from my Foster Mom: Roscoe has a mind of his own, and now that he has regained his sight he sometimes gets pretty set in his ways on which way to go now that he can see. He does tend to make his own choices as his independence is blooming. He still needs eye drops for a lingering infection. Although his exam was encouraging, and his infection healing had improved, we have changed medication and NC State Vet Hospital feels sure this new eye drop will help him out. He doesn’t go back to NC State Vet Hospital for 2 months (September 15, 2017). He certainly loves his new eyes . . as he is coming and going and playing, and just being a dog! In fact . . . . since that new 2-year-old foster sibling Abby arrived, he’s gotten a little spunk in his step! Check out his video at foster mom’s Facebook page, United Yorkie Rescue – NC - Winston Salem. You’ll find pics and videos of Roscoe and all his fur siblings there. His medical cost still continues to creep upward, and your help in a donation towards his medical would be greatly appreciated. You can donate to Roscoe’s funding by selecting PayPal below. Roscoe and foster so appreciate your support.

6/15/17 Update. ROSCOE is such a sweet little happy pup. He has been spotted trotting through the back yard, wagging his tail constantly, voicing his opinion in his sweet little unmistakable bark, and playing with his foster brothers. He returns to NC State Vet Hospital for his 2 month check-up, hoping once again for a reduction in eye drops. He is currently on 1 eye drop 2x per day. Patient and conservative, this little pup could be your next best friend. Healthy, housebroken, good on a leash, great to groom, and friendly to all; loves belly rubs and exploring outside. Contact foster mom at laloba1016@yahoo.com for more information on this little guy. To assist with Roscoe’s medical funding, please select PayPal beneath his bio at www.unitedyorkierescue.org Looking For Love North Carolina Roscoe. Roscoe and foster mom thank you!

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

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

3/26/2017 Update

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

Update 2/26/17

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

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

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

A NC United Yorkie Rescue Foster.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thank you.


To date we've spent $4206.46 on Roscoe's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $3321.00 in donations.
Please donate!

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

To fill out the adoption application for Roscoe click here.
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Bert and Ernie

Bert
Tennessee
Bert (and Ernie)

Bert is a 6-year-old, 12 pound Morkie Boy (Maltese/Yorkie). His best friend is Ernie a 10 year old Schnauzer-Yorkie mix. They are EXTREMELY BONDED to each other and must be adopted together. Both are Being fostered in Ashland City, TN.

THANK YOU TO BERT'S RESCUE ANGELS!

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

Updated Bio 9/09/2017: Bert is a 6-year-old, 12 pound Morkie (Maltese/yorkie mix). Ernie is a 10-year-old, 12 pound Schnorkie (Schnauzer/yorkie mix). Both are neutered, up to date on all shots and have been microchipped.

Bert (and his side kick Ernie) lived his life in squalor and neglect. A concerned citizen called law enforcement to report suspected neglect. Soon law enforcement arrived and was stunned to find over 350 animals living in terrible conditions. A large-scale rescue operation involving the Humane Society of the United States, several animal welfare agencies, local rescues and shelters was launched. Bert and hundreds of other animals were seized and transported to various shelters and agencies for emergency care. Covered in urine and fecal matter, infested with fleas, ticks and intestinal parasites, plagued with severe skin, eye and ear infections, and deprived of adequate food and clean water Bert and the others began to receive the care they so desperately needed. Fortunately, many of the younger and healthier dogs were able to receive basic care and be adopted out directly. However, Bert has special needs and could not be placed up for general adoption. Ernie suffered from Severe fear and anxiety. They reached out to united Yorkie Rescue to continue to work with Bert and Ernie and find them the perfect loving home to give them the future they deserve after what they have been through.

Bert and Ernie are the very best of friends! They find comfort in one another. THEY MUST BE ADOPTED TOGETHER. They need a forever home that has love and compassion to help them continue to make progress and allow them to experience how to be a loved and cherished members of the family. Bert has a heart murmur and will need to be on medication for the rest of his life. Both Bert and Ernie are taking medication to help ease their fear and anxiety , which has been working and helping them. After they become adopted and settle in they can be re-evaluated by their vet and see if they should remain on it for life or can be weaned off. Bert and Ernie get along well with other dogs and humans of all ages. They both have made tremendous progress and now enjoy being petted, walk well on a leash, don't mind car rides, go outside to potty or on wee wee pads, they love to sleep with Foster mom.

If you would like to help with the cost of their medical care United Yorkie Rescue would really appreciate it. To donate for Bert and Ernie please click on the PayPal button directly below this bio. Thank you!

Updated Bio 7/23/17: Bert and Ernie have made tremendous progress this last month! When they came into rescue two months ago, both were extremely fearful of humans. The many years of living in a cage at a Puppy Mill didn't let Bert and Ernie experience how to be loved and enjoy doggie things. They would tense up when Foster mom would try to pet them or pick them up. Bath time was super scary. They were not potty trained at all and had to wear a belly bands at all times. Their Foster home has a fenced in yard and they would go outside but wouldn't come in when called with their foster doggie sisters.

Now after two months....

Bert and Ernie now will take food from foster moms hand! They relax while being petted. They use the wee wee pads and no longer have to wear belly bands all the time. They will come in from outside when called. They also enjoy sleeping with Foster mom! They do not know how to play with toys yet but do enjoy playing with each other.

Bert and Ernie are the very best of friends! They find comfort in one another. They must be adopted together. They need a forever home that has love and compassion to help them continue to make progress and allow them to experience how to be a loved and cherished members of the family. Bert has a heart murmur and will need to be on medication for the rest of his life. Both Bert and Ernie are taking medication to help ease their fear and anxiety , which has been working and helping them. After they become adopted and settle in they can be re-evaluated by their vet and see if they should remain on it for life or can be weaned off. Bert and Ernie get along well with other dogs and humans of all ages. Foster mom believes they are ready to be adopted into a loving home that has a heart to continue to work with both Bert and Ernie and love them unconditionally . Look at how much progress they have made in only two months.

Updated Bio 6/18/17:

Bert and Ernie came into United Yorkie Rescue about a month ago. They were initially rescued along with about 350 animals living in terrible conditions. A large-scale rescue operation involving the Humane Society of the United States, several other animal welfare agencies, local rescues and shelters was launched. Bert and Ernie along with hundreds of other animals were transported to various shelters and agencies for emergency care. Covered in urine and fecal matter, infested with fleas, ticks and intestinal parasites, plagued with severe skin, eye and ear infections, and deprived of food and clean water. UYR was contacted about Bert and Ernie because they could not be placed up for general adoption due to their special needs and had absolutely no socialization at all. Both were extremely fearful of humans and have anxiety issues and their first instinct is to run and hide with each other in a safe corner.

Bert is a 6-year-old, 9 pound Morkie (Maltese/yorkie mix). Ernie is a 10-year-old Schnorkie (Schnauzer/yorkie mix). Both are neutered, up to date on all shots and have been microchipped. Bert and Ernie are currently taking anxiety medication to help them relax and become more involved with their foster family. Bert has a heart murmur grade 4 and is on 2 medications for this that he will need to be on for life. Foster family has been working very hard on their potty training. They have made great progress in this area, but they still need to wear belly bands due to marking. Now that they are neutered that will get better in time. Both will now take food from your hand , but still tense up when being picked up to be petted and will relax and enjoy it after a few minutes.

Bert and Ernie are VERY BONDED and will have to be adopted together. They want to be with each other at all times and are comforted by each other. It wouldn't be fair to separate them. They still aren't quite ready for adoption. They still need more time to be leash trained, and learn to enjoy being petted and have human interaction. They have begun to sleep with Foster mom this week which is a great step in the right direction to help with their trust issues.

If you would like to help with the cost of their medical care United Yorkie Rescue would really appreciate it. To donate for Bert and Ernie please go to our looking for love link http://www.unitedyorkierescue.org/?page_id=2

and scrolling to Tennessee to locate Bert’s Bio and photo and clicking the PayPal button beneath. Thank You!

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


To date we've spent $852.03 on Bert (and Ernie)'s vet bills, but with your support we've collected $75.00 in donations.
Please donate!

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

To fill out the adoption application for Bert (and Ernie) click here.
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Tennessee
Ernie (and Bert)

Ernie is an adorable 10-year-old, 12 pound Schnorkie (Schnauzer-Yorkie mix). His best friend is Bert a 6 year old Maltese-Yorkie mix. These boys are COMPLETELY BONDED and MUST be adopted TOGETHER. Both of these sweet boys are being fostered in Ashland City, TN.

THANK YOU TO ERNIE'S RESCUE ANGELS!

Jan Hobbs, Jan Hobbs

Updated Bio 9/09/2017: Bert is a 6-year-old, 12 pound Morkie (Maltese/yorkie mix). Ernie is a 10-year-old, 12 pound Schnorkie (Schnauzer/yorkie mix). Both are neutered, up to date on all shots and have been microchipped.

Bert (and his side kick Ernie) lived his life in squalor and neglect. A concerned citizen called law enforcement to report suspected neglect. Soon law enforcement arrived and was stunned to find over 350 animals living in terrible conditions. A large-scale rescue operation involving the Humane Society of the United States, several animal welfare agencies, local rescues and shelters was launched. Bert and hundreds of other animals were seized and transported to various shelters and agencies for emergency care. Covered in urine and fecal matter, infested with fleas, ticks and intestinal parasites, plagued with severe skin, eye and ear infections, and deprived of adequate food and clean water Bert and the others began to receive the care they so desperately needed. Fortunately, many of the younger and healthier dogs were able to receive basic care and be adopted out directly. However, Bert has special needs and could not be placed up for general adoption. Ernie suffered from Severe fear and anxiety. They reached out to united Yorkie Rescue to continue to work with Bert and Ernie and find them the perfect loving home to give them the future they deserve after what they have been through.

Bert and Ernie are the very best of friends! They find comfort in one another. THEY MUST BE ADOPTED TOGETHER. They need a forever home that has love and compassion to help them continue to make progress and allow them to experience how to be a loved and cherished members of the family. Bert has a heart murmur and will need to be on medication for the rest of his life. Both Bert and Ernie are taking medication to help ease their fear and anxiety , which has been working and helping them. After they become adopted and settle in they can be re-evaluated by their vet and see if they should remain on it for life or can be weaned off. Bert and Ernie get along well with other dogs and humans of all ages. They both have made tremendous progress and now enjoy being petted, walk well on a leash, don't mind car rides, go outside to potty or on wee wee pads, they love to sleep with Foster mom.

If you would like to help with the cost of their medical care United Yorkie Rescue would really appreciate it. To donate for Bert and Ernie please click the PayPal button beneath this bio. Thank you!

Updated Bio 7/23/17: Bert and Ernie have made tremendous progress this last month! When they came into rescue two months ago, both were extremely fearful of humans. The many years of living in a cage at a Puppy Mill didn't let Bert and Ernie experience how to be loved and enjoy doggie things. They would tense up when Foster mom would try to pet them or pick them up. Bath time was super scary. They were not potty trained at all and had to wear a belly bands at all times. Their Foster home has a fenced in yard and they would go outside but wouldn't come in when called with their foster doggie sisters.

Now after two months....

Bert and Ernie now will take food from foster moms hand! They relax while being petted. They use the wee wee pads and no longer have to wear belly bands all the time. They will come in from outside when called. They also enjoy sleeping with Foster mom! They do not know how to play with toys yet but do enjoy playing with each other.

Bert and Ernie are the very best of friends! They find comfort in one another. They must be adopted together. They need a forever home that has love and compassion to help them continue to make progress and allow them to experience how to be a loved and cherished members of the family. Bert has a heart murmur and will need to be on medication for the rest of his life. Both Bert and Ernie are taking medication to help ease their fear and anxiety , which has been working and helping them. After they become adopted and settle in they can be re-evaluated by their vet and see if they should remain on it for life or can be weaned off. Bert and Ernie get along well with other dogs and humans of all ages. Foster mom believes they are ready to be adopted into a loving home that has a heart to continue to work with both Bert and Ernie and love them unconditionally . Look at how much progress they have made in only two months.

Updated Bio 6/18/17: Ernie and Bert came into United Yorkie Rescue about a month ago. They were initially rescued along with about 350 animals living in terrible conditions. A large-scale rescue operation involving the Humane Society of the United States, several other animal welfare agencies, local rescues and shelters was launched. Bert and Ernie along with hundreds of other animals were transported to various shelters and agencies for emergency care. Covered in urine and fecal matter, infested with fleas, ticks and intestinal parasites, plagued with severe skin, eye and ear infections, and deprived of food and clean water. UYR was contacted about Bert and Ernie because they could not be placed up for general adoption due to their special needs and had absolutely no socialization at all. Both were extremely fearful of humans and have anxiety issues and their first instinct is to run and hide with each other in a safe corner.

Bert is a 6-year-old, 9 pound Morkie (Maltese/yorkie mix). Ernie is a 10-year-old Schnorkie (Schnauzer/yorkie mix). Both are neutered, up to date on all shots and have been microchipped. Bert and Ernie are currently taking anxiety medication to help them relax and become more involved with their foster family. Bert has a heart murmur grade 4 and is on 2 medications for this that he will need to be on for life. Foster family has been working very hard on their potty training. They have made great progress in this area, but they still need to wear belly bands due to marking. Now that they are neutered that will get better in time. Both will now take food from your hand , but still tense up when being picked up to be petted and will relax and enjoy it after a few minutes.

Bert and Ernie are VERY BONDED and will have to be adopted together. They want to be with each other at all times and are comforted by each other. It wouldn't be fair to separate them. They still aren't quite ready for adoption. They still need more time to be leash trained and snuggle and enjoy being petted and loves in more. They have begun to sleep with Foster mom this week which is a great step in the right direction to help with their trust issues.

If you would like to help with the cost of their medical care United Yorkie Rescue would really appreciate it. To donate for Bert and Ernie please go to our looking for love link http://www.unitedyorkierescue.org/?page_id=2

and scrolling to Tennessee to locate Bert’s Bio and photo and clicking the PayPal button beneath. Thank You!

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

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


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

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

To fill out the adoption application for Ernie (and Bert) click here.
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Hugs from Jake
Tennessee
Jake

Meet Jake, a 7.5-year-old (estimated), 11 pound Yorkie boy being fostered near Memphis TN.

THANK YOU TO JAKE'S RESCUE ANGELS!

Karry Rogers, Leslie Corbell, Christine Flaherty, Wendy Fuhrmaneck, Terry Weakes, Teresa Beament, Christine Dwyer, Robyn Steffen, Mary Cronin, Iliana Letourneau, Regan Freeman

Update 9/15/17: Hey everybody! Man has it been a crazy past few months for me. Over the past few weeks I have lost some weight which my doctor said was a good thing because I was super chunky when my foster mom first got me! Eating garbage will do that to you! I also have gotten a haircut and my foster mom says I look so handsome! Who knew I had all this hair!! I have started my heart-worm treatment, and so far I act as if nothing is wrong. I go back in October for my second injection. Even though I have heart-worms my foster parents say I am still as sweet and smart as ever. I never go potty in the house and I always have excellent manners. I am getting along with my foster sisters but sometimes I don't like to share toys. I am looking forward to having my own family, one that will spoil me rotten and let me love them back!

Update: 6/28/2017

Jake has been with us for a couple of weeks now and he is making AMAZING progress! You may remember that he was practically hairless and had been given the name “Uggo” (for ugly) at the shelter he was pulled from. Well after 2.5 weeks of TLC, Vet care and being lavished with love we are happy to share that Jake is doing GREAT! As you can see from his adorable photos the name “Uggo” definitely does NOT APPLY to this adorable boy. You may notice that Jake has an ear that is different looking thank the other. We can’t know for sure but the Vet speculates he had an aural (ear) hematoma from untreated ear infections that ruptured at some point creating a lot of scar tissue and making one ear curl inward. This does not affect the function of his ear or his hearing so it just looks “different.” Jake returned to the Dogtor today for a recheck on his progress and he got a great report! His skin is healing very nicely and responding well to his twice weekly medicated baths. His hair is already coming back in and he is completely flea-free! Jake was also found to have the VERY EARLY stages of heartworm disease but lucky for Jake (and UYR) it was so early that the test was really inconclusive. For this reason, a more specific blood test was drawn today and the results will be back in a few days but we think Jake will be able to be treated with just oral medication. Jake came to us a bit on the chubby side and now that he is eating healthy, nutritious food he has already dropped a few ounces.

Jake is a real cuddle-bug and LOVES his time on the couch with Foster Mom and Dad and his fur-siblings. He is great with other dogs and loves to cuddle with his foster-sisters and bark and the mailman! He will need to have a dental completed after we get his heartworm issues resolved and then he will be ready for his forever home. In the meantime Jake plans to soak up all the love he can from his foster family. If you are looking for a sweet snuggler to love then Jake may be the perfect dog for you! Please complete an application to adopt him or email his foster mom for more information at Memphisyorkie@outlook.com.

Please help us with the cost of Jake's medical care by clicking the PayPal button below and THANK YOU!

6/13/17 Jake sadly landed in a shelter after he was picked up by animal control. His skin is in terrible shape. He was infested with fleas and his skin was so irritated from flea strike he has practically no hair whatsoever on his body. He was so pitiful looking the shelter staff named him Uggo (short for ugly) which just broke our hearts and help us know that we HAD TO HELP him. We think he will shine like a new penny once we have lavished him with love and care and gave him a more deserving name of Jake. He is already receiving the medical care and attention he needs in the form of oral medications and medicated baths. So far he is very sweet and loving and getting along with his fur-siblings in his foster home. This guy is going to require some medical care to get him to an adoptable state so if you could help by donating towards his care it would be so very appreciated! Just click the PayPal button below and THANK YOU!.


To date we've spent $1835.19 on Jake's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $290.00 in donations.
Please donate!

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

To fill out the adoption application for Jake click here.
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What a beauty!
Tennessee
Makenzie Kate

Makenzie Kate is a 9 year old Yorkie girl who is 5.6 lbs being fostered in Clarksville, TN. ADOPTION PENDING

Initial Bio 8/15/17

Meet Makenzie Kate who is being fostered in Tennessee - She is absolutely precious with those big brown eyes - at 9 years old and only 5.6 pounds this little compact bundle of sweetness has never met a stranger !! She has an absolutely precious disposition and just a big furball !! She doesn’t have many teeth due to previous lack of dental care, but that does not stop this pintsize girl at meal time - She is perfectly content just sitting on your lap, going for a car ride or snuggling up for a nap. If you are interested in adopting or donating for Makenzie's vet care please click on the links below -

Adoption Pending

To date we've spent $147.00 on Makenzie Kate's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $0 in donations.
Please donate!

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

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

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

THANK YOU TO MOOSHEY'S RESCUE ANGELS!

Wendy Fuhrmaneck, Karry Rogers, Christine Schneiderman, Lauren Coluni

Update 8/13/17

Hey Friends! It's me, Mooshey! I just wanted to give everyone a quick update on my pawsome time with my foster family. As you know, I am blind (I have to use my special eye drops everyday, because they keep my eyes nice and moist), so it has taken me some time to get acclimated to my new surroundings. I now know where everything is!!

I love to explore! Even though I am blind, I can navigate the world pretty easily! My foster pop says, "Mooshey on the move!" Because I like to do a speedy zoom around. You may be wondering how I get around so easily, well it's because I use my other senses to guide me.

My foster brothers and sister are so loving, they like to share their toys and comfy spots with me! We even cuddle and nap together! Naps are my favorite!!!

I try my best to always go potty outside like they do, but sometimes I get confused. My foster parents tell me not to worry, because they understand.

I love to get my belly rubbed and I will give you lots of kisses in return!

I don't like being left home alone! When my foster parents have to go buy me more treats, I get very anxious! I always know they are leaving, because I hear their keys shake and they say, "Bye Mooshey!" I will bark to tell them goodbye! I know they went to get me my favorite treats and I know they will be back, but I still don't like it!

If you like giving belly rubs, ordering treats for delivery and don't mind administering my eye drops, let my foster mom know! NashvilleTNYorkie@gmail.com

Update 6/19/17

Mooshey is a 10 year old, 11 pound Yorkie being fostered in Nashville,TN.

Hi Yorkie Lovers, It’s me Mooshey! I've told you about my very busy last fews months... I've been to many DOGtors, received a diagnosis for my eye condition and given a clean bill of health for everything else!

I have a condition called Progressive Retinal Atrophy. Although, we can’t reverse the effects of PRA and I will be blind forever, we can treat the symptoms to make me more comfortable. I just takes some special eye drops every day and just like that I am feeling good!

I am blind, but that doesn't stop me! I love cuddling, exploring, (yes, I still explores without my sight! I rely on my sense of smell and touch.), belly rubs, hot baths and "watching", ......ugh, I mean listening to his daytime stories from the loud box in the big room with fluffy couch.

I am excited, because I am heading the DOG SPA next week for the full package, including something called a Blueberry Facial! My foster mom says it will help with the staining and crustiness around my eyes from the eye drops.

Mooshey is LOOKING for LOVE and a FOREVER family! He will require a family that understands his condition and has the ability to administer his daily eye drops and monitor his eye health. Mooshey will need a someone that is patient and can offer unconditional love! Since he can’t see, walking on a leash is a challenge so he will need a fenced area for him to explore, sunbathe and potty! Additionally, he will need a family that is willing to learn to understand, “Mooshey Talk.” Which translate into “this bark: I need to go outside,” “that bark: I need more water,” “loud bark: more cuddles please.”

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

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

Updated Bio 5/11/17

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Updated Bio 3/10/17

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

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

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

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

Updated Bio 2/25/17

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

Penny Annabella is a 5-year-old (estimated), 4.5-pound Yorkie girl being fostered in Ashland City, TN.

THANK YOU TO PENNY ANNABELLA'S RESCUE ANGELS!

Sarah Plesich

Meet sweet and tiny Penny Annabella. Penny should probably be named "lucky Penny" for a lot of reasons. This sweet girl was brought in to a Vet by a good samaritan who picked her up after she was hit by a car. For a 4.5 pound Yorkie to be hit by anything and survive is its own miracle, let alone hit by a moving vehicle! And to them be scooped up by a good samaritan and transported to a Vet who would see her and treat her with no owner identified is another miracle! The Vet not only cared for Penny but searched high and low for her owner and then reached out to United Yorkie Rescue for help with Penny's continued care, convalescence and once Penny is all well a forever home for her.

Penny must have taken the hit to her facial area because Penny's eyes were very damaged in the accident. One eye was completely un-salveageable and had to be removed. The other is very blood shot and also sustained trauma but the Vet thinks it may enable her to see some slight shadows and light but it is possible and even likely than Penny is and will be blind for the rest of her life. We will know more after a while and her injuries continue to heal. Another miracle is that Penny did not suffer and fractures with her accident. She is however pretty sore and walks with a limp. Her musculoskeletal injuries seem to be confined to the soft tissue and for this we are very grateful!

Penny has just arrived in her foster home and so far she is such a love. She loves being close to her foster mom and has gone outside to go potty. She has a good appetite and would probably benefit from gaining a pound. She is getting alone great with her foster fur-siblings too. Penny will need a bit of time to recuperate from her injuries before she is ready for her forever home. Right now Penny could use some love in the form of donations towards her continued care. She will need repeat lab testing to ensure her infections are learning, follow-up visit to check her vision and the status of her remaining eye. If you can help by making a donation please click the Pay Pal button below and Thank You!


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

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

To fill out the adoption application for Penny Annabella click here.
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Hank
Texas
Hank

Hank is a sweet 8 year old, 8 pound boy who is being fostered near Dallas/Fort Worth, TX.

THANK YOU TO HANK'S RESCUE ANGELS!

Lynne Turner, Sandra Wendt, Jane St. John, John Sauser, Charlotte Robinson, Joanna Vega, Meagan Celmer, Vicki Silver, Wendy Fuhrmaneck, Karry Rogers,, Christine Flaherty, Susan Boggess, Judi Billings, Carol Nelson, Nancy Farley, Jennifer Beck, Sandy Pagnotta, Mahmoud Loghman-Adman, Lynda Slipetz, Vicki Tittle, Janice Ochtera, Marie Walz, Teresa Beament, Tammy Donnelly, Randi Williams, Angela Stolz, David Rothrock, Christine Flaherty, Jordan Bradden, Amy Chernault, Brenda Pierce, Jane St. John, Mary Cronin, Emily Denniston, Annetta Bowman, Julie Hall, Tim and Dawn Hawkins, Cheryl Scrupski, Kristin Ayers, Sarah Bartel, Wendy Henry, Marlene Mesenbrink, Diana Shoykhetbrod, Janice Montgomery, Paul Clark, Jackie Pittenger, Christine Miller, Donna Williams, Terrie Taulbee, Patsy McCarty, Angie Cagle, Shanon Park

Initial Bio 9/20/17:

It's so sad when the only pics I have to introduce this baby to the rescue look like this. So everyone meet Hank. Hank is an owner surrender by his mommy. After a bath by her fiance, Hank slipped and fell, and she found him holding up his leg. She thought maybe this was patella issues then over the weekend the bruising and swelling settled in. She began calling vets for pricing to get him seen but financially she just couldn't afford the cost so she reached out to rescue. We met at the ER since it was after hours for vets so we could see what we might be dealing with. Tears flowing, she said goodbye to her baby of 8yrs.

Hank was taken to the back as I filled out his paperwork. The vet came in and asked about the auto accident Hank was in...sadly what I had seen in the pictures were being realized. Hanks femur was shattered and broken, her words, "this is extreme blunt force trauma... no slip in the tub, and he may need amputation."

I collected myself, collected this poor broken baby and both he and I cried the whole hour drive home avid through the night. Rescue has an evil side. I've seen the mill babies, the abandoned ones, the sick ones, the list goes on and on, but to see evil hurts to the soul. Look at these eyes, who does this!!!???!! Why???

Thursday, we see an ortho specialist to see if we can save sweet Hank's leg. He's spending the night at Dr. Sam's so his pain can be managed along with antibiotics to fight bone infection and along with medication for his swelling and bruising. Needless to say, we are only two days in and Hanks care and his medical is going to be sooo overwhelming. Please, please give to this babies medical. He will live, God willing, but he has a long road to go and we need you and your support and love and your shares. God bless you and thank you!


To date we've spent $4850.84 on Hank's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $2951.34 in donations.
Please donate!

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

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

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

THANK YOU TO LULU'S RESCUE ANGELS!

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

Update Bio. 08/24/17. This weekend was really crazy. I got into the trash after much maneuvering and happen to eat something I wasn't supposed to. I didn't feel very good, and my foster mom was worried. Thankfully, a day past and I felt my cheerful bouncy self. My foster mom is training me not to go into the trash, even though there are a lot of goodies in there. Next week we are supposed to go to the lake. I hope I meet new friendsand maybe even my forever parents.

Update Bio. 07/29/17. We went to the park yesterday! I loved it!! I wouldn't leave my FM, but played with all my foster family. Some park goers came by to say hi, after seeing all of us. I hope the info my FM gave them was my info! I'd love to have my forever home. I know you are interested adopting me, so just follow the link below to complete the application.

Update Bio. 06/29/17. Man is it hot in Texas! I'm so happy we live by a lake. Foster Momma has to keep telling me not to jump in, but it's sooo hot. I got a very pretty pink blanket in mail the other day from WIL foundation. It's so pretty! I used it for a lil while then laid on the cold cement in the house, then went back to my blanket on the cement. Thanks WIL. I still haven't found my forever home but my FM says she continues to spread the word. Fingers crossed soon. If you are interested in adopting Lulu, just follow the link below to be taken to the application.

Update Bio. 05/30/17. We made it! We are now in Texas. I love my new home. I have my own room! (well I share it with my foster mom) Texas weather is weird but I'm loving it so much. My surgery went well, and I have stopped sneezing! I am still looking for my forever home so hope that happens soon now that I'm settled and ready for adoption! If you are interested in adopting Lulu, just follow the link below to be taken to the application.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

Mikey is a sweet 8 year old, 7-8 pound little boy who is being fostered in Hockley, TX.

THANK YOU TO MIKEY'S RESCUE ANGELS!

Suzanne Gensler

Update Bio. 08/22/17. Mikey is such a joy to his foster Mom and Dad. He loves to go for his walks, rides in the car and just be beside his foster mom. He is doing very well on his house training but his vision is limited due to cataracts. It hasn't slowed him down at all, he and does move about the house very well.

He will require that new parents do not leave him alone as he doesn't like that and does very well on outings with foster Mom. It is best that he be the only dog in the family and only children over 14. No cats for him. Foster Mom prefers the Houston or close surrounding areas for any potential adopters.

Mikey enjoys and needs lots of love and affection.

Any questions please email Foster Mom at Coyorkie12@yahoo.com. To complete an application, just follow the link below.

Initial Bio. 07/08/17. Hi everypawdy!. Meet the precious little Mikey. Mikey comes to United Yorkie Rescue as an abandoned, little, boy who found a wonderful lady who knew exactly where he would receive the love and care he so desperately needed. as far as we know, Mikey has spent the last 3 years without the love of a family. He is estimated to be 7-8 years old and weigh approximately 8 lbs. His little eyes are showing signs of cataracts already due to poor health and nutrition. He is currently on a high protein diet to help repair some of the cloudiness and loss that has occurred, Next week, Mikey will go for another vetting to address his dental issues and to get neutered, as well. It looks as though this little one may have lived sometime in a crate as he also shows sings of tooth damage to the front teeth, as well as his canines.

As foster mom gets to know Mikey better, and he completes his vetting, an update will be provided. Int eh meantime, please keep this little guy in your thoughts and prayers. He is such a loving, little boy who deserves so much more.

You can follow Mikey's progress in the Looking for Love section of our website. as as always, if you can help with donations for his or any of our fosters in our care, we would be so appreciative. Without you all, we could not give these babies the lives they so deserve.

For any questions regarding this precious love, please contact his foster mom directly at sasavage2@gmail.com. Thank you and God bless.


To date we've spent $842.85 on Mikey's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $424.50 in donations.
Please donate!

For more information, contact my foster parents at: Coyorkie12@yahoo.com.

To fill out the adoption application for Mikey click here.
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Moe
Texas
Moe

The handsome Moe is here! Moe is a 14-year-old, 4 lb. boy being fostered in Round Rock, TX.

Initial Bio. 08/24/17. Moe is doing well after his dental surgery. He came to UYR when his owners were not taking good care of him, and other family members were unable to keep him.

Moe never had any dental work, by the look of his mouth. He had quite a few teeth left but there was so much tartar, decay, infection, and bone loss that he ended up losing every one of his teeth.

Moe is quite a trooper and didn't let it bother him. The day after surgery he bounced back, and was his loveable self. Moe is ready to find his forever home. He'll be happy when he can curl up beside you and be your very best friend.

Moe's surgery was much more than expected, so please help us with his vet bill if you possibly can. Thank you!

If you are interested in adopting this little love bug, just follow the link below to complete an application.


To date we've spent $920.55 on Moe's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $920.55 in donations.
Please donate!

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

To fill out the adoption application for Moe click here.
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Poppa
Texas
Poppa

Poppa is a sweet 6 pound, 12+ Yorkie boy who is being fostered near Austin, TX.

9/11/2017 Poppa had his dental work today and after his cleaning he didn't have any teeth pulled He has pearly whites and is feeling so much better already.

He is eating 3 times a day, loves to go outside, and gets along with the other pets. Poppa would be a great companion for a home with no young children since he is almost blind and is a small boy. Because of his age and normal aging conditions he would best be with a doting family that can give him the care he deserves.

9/6/2017 Poppa has the normal conditions that come with an aging Yorkie. He is 12+years but he looks like a puppy. Amazingly his blood work showed he only has a slight liver condition which they believe is caused by dental infection. He has arthritis in his back legs as well as some cataracts (but has peripheral vision) He can see up close and turns his head sideways so he can focus from the sides of his eyes. Deafness is about 95% but can hear really loud noises. Dental work is scheduled immediately. He sleeps a lot but perks up when he smells nice warm chicken broth,

9/5/17 UYR was contacted by a Texas shelter that they had found this precious boy wondering in a field. It looks like he was on his own for a while. He is 6 lbs and was weak from being in the heat and no food so a kind shelter employee took him home with her every night until UYR could get him to a foster home. He was placed with his foster family and will be taken to a vet for a consultation.


To date we've spent $478.71 on Poppa's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $0 in donations.
Please donate!

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

To fill out the adoption application for Poppa click here.
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Zoey
Texas
Zoey

Meet the angelic Zoey. Zoey is a sweet 10 pound, 8-year-old, Yorkie girl being fostered in Dallas/Fort Worth are of TX.

THANK YOU TO ZOEY'S RESCUE ANGELS!

Wendy Fuhrmaneck, Sidney Porter, Susan Cartwright, Christine Flaherty, Karry Rogers, Robin Nyberg, Olga Stecker, Cindy Foster, Sandra Wendt

Update Bio. 08/22/17. .

Zoey is a senior. She eats and sleeps very well. Zoey has gained a little weight now that she has the proper food. She is shy of 13 pounds. Zoey is so sweet and enjoys kisses on her forehead. She continues to improve, but the years of abuse and neglect have taken a toll on her body, especially her kidneys. She is parasite free, but we still have to treat for heart worm.

Her blood work came back, and we are so happy she has been approved to go through her spay surgery and dental cleaning. She will be scheduled for her spay by September 1st or before.

If you remember, Zoey came into the rescue full of burs that covered her head and face. Her beautiful face is much better but her little eyes continue to need eye drops and treatment.

Zoey's needs are being addressed, but they are very costly. Please help us save this precious girl by making a donation.

Zoey would love to be your companion, but she should be to be the only pet in the house. She would love to lay near you, but not on your lap. Zoey gets along with her 4 fur siblings, but separating her at feeding time would be recommended, unless she is going to be the only pet in the house. Please understand that food was the only thing she ever had, so she is protective of it. She is fine when sharing water.

Zoey gets around well but she will not be a fan of long walks, although she loves the outdoors and is no longer afraid of grass. She is not a fast runner.

She will need someone who doesn't expect a whole lot from her but is still willing to keep her near. Zoey will need a sturdy ramp to get up on the couch on her own. Zoey's body is still trying to recover from living her whole life in a cage, so ABSOLUTELY no cages, please.

From Zoey, I love laying on the cold tile even though I have a bed, which I use when I feel like it. I am still learning to play with toys since I never had any. I think toys that squeak are fun. Since I didn't have human affection, sometimes I think your hand is going to hurt me when it comes near my face, but don't worry, all I do is duck down until I realize you are trying to caress me, which I enjoy. My foster family has taught me that they are loving on me not trying to hurt me. I am very loving, and give lots of kisses. I don't have a big bark, since my vocal cords were cut when I was young. I go outside in the AM and PM to do my business like my fur siblings. You can email my foster mom if you have any questions. At olgauyrtx@gmail.com

Update Bio. 07/25/17. I have had a few dogtor appointments since I last visited with you. My eye doctor says I'm doing great so she released me, but I will have a re-check in two months.,I can see now! I can even see water dripping off the fountain at my foster home. I am still taking baths with a medicated shampoo that has made my skin and fur beautiful. I take iron on a daily basis, right now, to help me with anemia, and I just finished my last dose of medication to get rid of parasites. I also get ear drops to get rid of an infection, and I am almost done with those, too. Until we get my anemia and kidney function levels up, we are holding off on getting a spay and dental...I don't think I'm going to like that surgery :(

The dogter is also doing some additional tests on my thyroid. I have some low counts but she says it could be because I was in such bad shape, so we will see!

My foster mom says I am extremely sweet and well behaved. I get along with my four fur siblings and I am no longer afraid of grass. I started playing with my fur siblings and toys. My foster family says everyday is like watching this flower bloom...They say I am just so amazing, and all I want is love now that I know I can receive it. I have also learned that my fur siblings are fun and not just friends wanting "special favors". UYR is spending a ton of money to get answers and get me well, so please, if you can, I would love it if you could help them and donate for my care. If you can't, that's fine too, but please, share my story!

Initial Bio. 06/29/17. Zoey is a sweet girl, possibly 7 years old and 10 pounds. She was a stray in the Dallas TX area who was covered in fleas and burs. The burs were all over her head and face, preventing her from shutting her eyes or blinking. Thankfully, she was taken to animal control and the shelter reached out for rescue to take her.

Zoey is flea free now, but she does have internal parasites and is also heartworm positive. She is being treated for the parasites and will begin HW treatment. She is anemic, likely from the flea bites, and she appears to have dry eyes. We need to get her a spay and dental but have to wait until her blood values look more normal. She'll be retested in another week to see if the anemia corrects with a good diet. In the meantime, she will be seen by an eye specialist to assess her eye issues. Please continue to watch this sweet girl. We hope her problems will be easy ones to remedy.


To date we've spent $2113.16 on Zoey's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $1568.40 in donations.
Please donate!

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

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

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

THANKS TO SNICKERS' RESCUE ANGELS!

Wendy Fuhrmaneck, Karry Rogers, Andrew Hamilton, Charlotte Robinson, Lori at Copper Harbor Cabins

Update 7/4/17

Poor Snickers came to us from an owner who could no longer care for him. He is making some progress in his foster home; albeit slow. Snickers is a classic example of how hard it is on a senior dog to make drastic changes in their lives as a senior dog. Snickers was very sad for a long time and remains aloof. When he first arrived he laid in his bed for 3 days and wouldn't even lift his head. He tolerates other dogs in his foster home, but he doesn't play with them. He doesn't answer to his name, which could mean he has lost his hearing; it is hard to assess. He didn't like to be touched when he first arrived but will now come to the living room and lay down by his foster Mom. He has a bit of a sensitive stomach but his foster Mom has discovered he likes chicken and rice and it keeps his stomach happy.

We will be reaching out to the Doctor to ask if medication might help Snickers adapt better or perhaps a trainer or both. We want to do everything we can to ease the sense of loss we know this senior boy must be experiencing.

Snickers is going to need a very special adopter who has a heart for senior dogs and the patience to let Snickers come around on his own terms and time frame. A patient senior person with no other pets would be good for him. He is just getting to the point where he enjoys petting just a little. A fenced yard would also be a plus.

Bio 4/21/17 Snickers came to UYR along with his fur-friend Emmett from owners with young toddlers and a newborn on the way. The family reluctantly surrendered them both to UYR so that they could find homes where they could receive the love and attention they deserve.

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

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

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

Adoption Pending

To date we've spent $1669.24 on Snickers's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $75.00 in donations.
Please donate!

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

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

Cooper is a 3 year old, 17 pound Yorkie mix being fostered with his "brother", Henry in West Virginia. Cooper and Henry are a bonded pair and need to be adopted together.

Initial Bio 9/10/17: These two boys should have been named Tom and Huck because they have certainly been on an adventure. A kind lady found them walking down a rural road on Memorial Day. She diligently exhausted all avenues to find the owner. With no luck, she gave them a home all summer, knowing they would need a rescue by the time school started. She reached out to United Yorkie Rescue and a plan evolved. The kind lady drove them from Alabama to Nashville where the first UYR foster met the boys. They then traveled from Nashville to Louisville, to Lexington, to Hagerstown, to finally coming to their foster home in WV. It truly takes a village to save two little boys.

These boys must be adopted together. Cooper is more reserved and Henry has more energy. They are very affectionate and crave time with their humans. So cuddle time will be a priority for these guys. They are scheduled for their neuter and vaccinations immediately so that we can start looking for the perfect forever home. So far we know they get along with dogs and cats, and they are housetrained after they get settled. Cooper and Henry are about three years old with Cooper weighing in at 17 pounds and brother Henry is about 13 pounds. Cooper does have some separation anxiety when left alone but does well in his crate during that time. Cooper is also just learning leash skills so a fenced yard will be a must.

Cooper and Henry will be looking for a home where someone is home most of the time. Older kids would be great for these boys. If you think you have the right home for these gorgeous boys, please email their foster mom.


To date we've spent $498.11 on Cooper's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $0 in donations.
Please donate!

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

To fill out the adoption application for Cooper click here.
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Henry
West Virginia
Henry

Henry is 3 year old, 13 pound Yorkie being fostered along with his brother, Cooper, in WV. Henry and Cooper are bonded and must be adopted together.

Initial Bio 9/10/17: These two boys should have been named Tom and Huck because they have certainly been on an adventure. A kind lady found them walking down a rural road on Memorial Day. She diligently exhausted all avenues to find the owner. With no luck, she gave them a home all summer, knowing they would need a rescue by the time school started. She reached out to United Yorkie Rescue and a plan evolved. The kind lady drove them from Alabama to Nashville where the first UYR foster met the boys. They then traveled from Nashville to Louisville, to Lexington, to Hagerstown, to finally coming to their foster home in WV. It truly takes a village to save two little boys.

These boys must be adopted together. Cooper is more reserved and Henry has more energy. They are very affectionate and crave time with their humans. So cuddle time will be a priority for these guys. They are scheduled for their neuter and vaccinations immediately so that we can start looking for the perfect forever home. So far we know they get along with dogs and cats, and they are housetrained after they get settled. Cooper and Henry are about three years old with Cooper weighing in at 17 pounds and brother Henry is about 13 pounds. Cooper does have some separation anxiety when left alone but does well in his crate during that time. Cooper is also just learning leash skills so a fenced yard will be a must.

Cooper and Henry will be looking for a home where someone is home most of the time. Older kids would be great for these boys. If you think you have the right home for one or both of these gorgeous boys, please email their foster mom.


To date we've spent $439.34 on Henry's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $0 in donations.
Please donate!

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

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

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

THANK YOU TO MARLEY'S RESCUE ANGELS!

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

Update Bio. 08/13/17. Marley is a senior gentleman with lots of kisses. At 15 years old, Marley requires special attention. Foster mom watches over him and is there to help him in his senior moments. Marley's back knee locks up, making it difficult for him to get up. But with help, he hops around until it unlocks for him. When foster mom leaves the house, Marley has a bed on the floor. When he lounges on the sofa, he can get down the steps, but to get back up, he comes to foster mom for a lift up. Marley's bout with pneumonia has left some lingering issues that have to be carefully watched. He easily gets choked when eating and drinking. A gentle pat is usually the cure but sometimes he needs a piece of food removed. Despite his older gentleman issues, Marley loves his family of dogs and humans. He explores his yard and comes in tired and ready for a snuggle. Marley always has a kiss not only for his foster mom, but for his fur brothers and sisters too.

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

Update Bio. 07/11/17. Marley is a senior boy with a few medical issues that he just can't seem to overcome. We initially believed him to be 11, but after some talks with his vet, Marley is probably 15 years old. His recovery from pneumonia is not complete. He has trouble drinking and eating. He also has coughing bouts. His little, back legs lock up frequently but he's not in pain. Foster mom is with him most of the time and he gets help getting up to walk when he needs it. Marley loves his foster siblings. He tries to keep up with the younger ones, when he can. But the best thing about Marley is that he will stop whatever he is doing to give a kiss to his human and fur family. Marley never misses an opportunity to explore outside. He has been known to bring in a few dead birds and mice. He is so proud of his catch. He also has to be watched as he can find the smallest mushroom. His foster mom knows to come running if Marley's nose is to the ground. Marley is the sweetest boy. Foster mom hopes he can recover a little more and continue to enjoy his golden years.

Update Bio. 06/18/17. Marley is such a sweet boy. He is eleven years old. Marley loves to explore his yard, play with his fur brothers and sisters, and snuggle. He adores people and has never met a stranger. Marley is considerably better after his bout with pneumonia, but some issues are lingering. He is being watched by his vets in hopes that he can enjoy a full recovery. Marley has a little trouble drinking, he coughs, and he has rapid breathing at times. His little back leg gives him trouble and he has to be helped up at times. Sometimes he can't use his doggy steps so he needs a bed on the floor if no one is around to help. Marley eats tiny kibble dog food because he lost his teeth. After Marley recouperates, he will look for a home where someone is home to help him around. He wants to spend his senior years with another little dog at his energy level, and have a fenced yard where he will be safe and can explore daily. Marley is a great watch dog and he alerts his family to anything unusual. Marley is a special boy with plenty of love.If you are interested in adopting Marley, just follow the link below to complete an application.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

Ophelia is a 8 year old, 9 pound Morkie girl who is being fostered in West Virginia.

Initial Bio 9/8/17: Welcome Ophelia to United Yorkie Rescue. Ophelia, we call her Fifi, is a Morkie girl, about eight years old. She is nine pounds and can't be any sweeter. Ophelia is a stray who ended up in a local shelter. No one came for this sweet girl. The shelter vet found a grade 5 heart murmer and the shelter immediately called UYR for help. Fifi is already in her foster home awaiting her much needed spay, vaccinations, and a plan for her heart condition. The vets believe Fifi will do well with medication only.

Ophelia gets along with all other dogs and cats, has never met a stranger, and she's housetrained. This little girl is going to be the perfect addition for some lucky family. Ophelia has been loved her whole life and now has a happy future.

Ophelia is adapting to all situations and loves being in a yard but she also has good leash skills. If you are interested in making her a home, please contact her foster mom.


To date we've spent $526.57 on Ophelia's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $0 in donations.
Please donate!

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

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

Meet the precious Primrose. She is a 6-year-old, 7 lb. lovey being fostered in WV.

THANK YOU TO PRIMROSE'S RESCUE ANGELS!

Amy Chernault, Keith Powell, Don and Becky Lansing, Jane St. John, Teresa Beament, Wendy Fuhrmaneck, Leticia Peterson, Sharon Dees, Sandra Erosa, , Cynthia Duranti, Nicole Lytton, Sheila Coleman, Sandy Elyahou, John Sauser, Lynne Turner, Mary Cronin, Angie Cagle, Johnell Costa, Karen Smith, Irene and Peter Havas in memory of Buddy, Vanessa and Pepe, Anna Schappaugh, Rita Kleinman, Carol Gostomski, Phyllis Lewis, Leslie Corbell, Bonnie Vaupel, Carol Fessler, Mary Neil, Charlotte Robinson, Christine Flaherty, Karry Rogers, Connie Pfeiffer, Jayne Lanza, Rebecca Root, Trina Hallman, Joyce Foster, Lori Anderson, Linda Neilson, Christine Dwyer, Sandra Wendt, Linda Slipetz, Cheryl Scrupski, Susan Taylor, Angie Cagle, Christine Flaherty, Lori Ruonavaara, Wendy Fuhrmaneck, Cindy Mitchell-Clark, Carol Nelson, Jan Freeman, Wendy Henry, Cindy Danley, Mandi Armstrong, Sandra Wendt, Bonnie Vaupel

Update bio. 06/18/17. Primrose is healing every day. She still has a long way to go. Last week she was finally strong enough to get her teeth cleaned and receive stronger antibiotics to heal the lingering infection. Primrose now has hair on about 85% of her body. Unfortunately the remaining areas have infected pockets under the stony scales. The new antibiotics have decreased the size of the pockets. After two months it seems that this is a slow healing process but she is actually healing more rapidly than her vet expected. Prim still has scales on her face and around her eyes that don't budge. It makes her uncomfortable. Her ears will be the last to heal. That is Primrose's medical condition. She is also healing mentally. This little girl came into foster hunched and walking oddly from being caged. She was scared of everything. But even through her fear, she loved and wanted to be loved. Prim is now walking in a prancing hair with her head held high. She recently attended her first dog birthday party and she just beamed with happiness. She wasn't sure what to do with her Frosty Paws ice cream so she grabbed and ran back inside to eat it on the sofa. She had pupcakes and raspberry puppy cookies. Primrose was afraid of the other dogs but has since made friend with all of them. She curls up each night with her 60 pound big fur brother. Primrose is looking for a home that is calm. She prefers other low key dogs. She is housetrained but will use a pad if she needs it. She's very quiet except at meal time. Foster mom is working on everyone being calm at this time and Prim caught on first. Primrose just wants to feel safe. She clings to her foster mom when she is sick or scared but she overcomes her fears. She is unsure of new things but she is willing to explore. Primrose will be completely healed with United Yorkie Rescue which may be several more months. Her foster mom has started looking for her forever home. If you feel your home is the right place for Primrose and you don't mind waiting a few months, please inquire. Primrose is six years old and she weighs seven pounds. She is in excellent health except for her healing skin. Her vet expects a full recovery with full hair regrowth.

If you are interested in adopting this precious girl, just follow the link below to complete an application.

Update 9/7/17: Primrose has just returned from her vet visit and for the first time in three months, we have a good report. Primrose's cancer will always be there but her symptoms are stabilizing for now, giving her a much better quality of life. Her thin skin that would break and bleed has thickened. Her rapid weight loss has not only stopped, she has gained a half of a pound in two weeks. Her beautiful hair is not returning but foster mom feels she is beautiful. Primrose is so sweet and affectionate. She deserves a comfortable life until she decides she's done.

Please consider helping with Primrose's care. Primrose is on four medications and sees the vet every two weeks. Her bills are several thousand dollars. Every donation helps her and the many more Yorkies too sick to adopt who will stay with their foster forever.

Update Bio. 05/10/17. It's been five weeks since Primrose was rescued by United Yorkie Rescue. It's been quite a journey for such a tiny little girl. In that time, she has transformed from a dog so sick with neurological issues, to a sweet soul on the road to a full recovery. Primrose has a soft covering of peach fuzz over most of her body. She still has some scales where they were the thickest. She still sleeps a lot due to medications. Her physical healing will take a few months. What her foster mom is working on the most is her mental recovery. It seems from the way she walks that she was in a crate for quite awhile. Her back would arch and she would prance a little with her back legs. In these few short weeks, with daily exercise, her body is walking, running, and hopping like it should. Those little muscles just needed to stretch. Due to her poor health and isolation, she did not warm up to her new canine foster family. She is in love with the humans and craves kisses and tight hugs. She is super sweet. But she has been a little distant with her puppy pals. But her brothers and sisters aren't standing for that. All seven are gentle, respectful of her recovery, but determined to show Primrose that she is part of the family and there is nothing to fear. They snuggle with her, peak in on her when she is swaddled with her prayer blanket, and walk with her outside. She is still apprehensive of her biggest brother, but he's giving her space while letting her know that he's there to protect her. Primrose is 6 years old, 7 pounds, and housetrained: either to go outside or on a pad. She's quiet, friendly, and just wants to snuggle. She will be given all the time she needs to make a full recovery. She should be available for adoption this summer.

Initial Bio. 04/10/17. Primrose came to UYR on Thursday, April 6. She spent Friday at her new vet assessing her condition. She came home with a bag of medication and a prognosis of a full recovery. But this will be a long journey. Her vet has never seen a worse case of neglect. Primrose is in horrific condition. Her entire body is covered in thick, hard, rock-like grey scales that are cracking and bleeding. Her ears are infected. Her eye has a divot with limited vision, she has a yeast infection all over her body, and on her first day, she showed signs of a neurological issue. But through all of this suffering, Primrose is sweet, affectionate, and loves to give kisses. She fully trusted her new mom and the vet. She knows she's getting help. You can see it in the cooperative way she receives her care. It is now five days later. The neurological symptoms have disappeared. The vet believed they were brought on by her poor state, and because she is on the road to recovery, this was the first issue to heal. Primrose is miserable and sleeps most of the day. She is in quarantine until her skin test results come back, but it is obvious that sleep gives her relief. Her healing must come from the inside out. She has pain medication but the thick scales that wrinkle and bleed when she bends are so uncomfortable. She has a quiet room where her mom peeks in on her throughout the day. She is pad trained and eats well. Primrose knows she gets tiny pieces of cheese with her medicine and perks up at medication time in anticipation of the treat. Then she eats, crawls up in foster mom's lap for snuggles, them goes right back to sleep. Primrose will have a long but successful recovery. Her foster mom feels that this girl is going to be a pure gem once her sweet personality is back in a perfect body free from pain. Tiny Primrose is a perfect seven pounds and she is six years old.


To date we've spent $1510.91 on Primrose's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $2434.71 in donations.
Please donate!

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

To fill out the adoption application for Primrose click here.
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Brielle
Wisconsin
Brielle

Brielle is an adorable 3 month old, 2.3 pound little Yorkie girl with a liver shunt disease called microvascular dysplasia that can be easily managed with a proper diet.

THANK YOU TO BRIELLE'S RESCUE ANGELS!

Wendy Fuhrmaneck, Karry Rogers, Connie Peters, Mary Cronin, Erika Baldonado, Berniece Hurley, Jessica Riley, Sandy Pagnotta

Update 9/11/17: Brielle's spay went very smoothly. She is doing great! She now weighs 3.5 lbs. and is at her perfect weight. Because she is under 4 pounds, we are using Revolution for Flea & Tick and Heartworm preventative. She also had her last puppy vaccinations.

Update 8/31/17: Brielle's spay is scheduled for September 6th. At that time she will also have her last puppy vaccinations. She does have Microvascular Dysplasia, but has not shown any clinical signs. She is just on the Hill's K/D Prescription kibble diet...no medication is needed. She is also able to have lower protein, high quality treats. This was great news, since her food doesn't work, as a treat, when it comes to training.

Update Bio. 08/11/17. Brielle is now sporting a new hairdo...because she was so matted, she needed to be shaved down, but now you are able to see her cute petite shape. Even with losing all that hair, she has gained weight...she now weighs in at 2.6 lbs.

Brielle had her doctor appointment 08/03/17. I am still waiting on her test results, but she is doing great! Her doctor feels that she, more than likely, has Microvascular Dysplasia, and as soon as I find out, I will post an update.

Right now, I am working on commands with her. Brielle knows her name, she will come when you call her, is doing pretty good at "kennel up", and is working on sit and stay. We are also working on leash training, as well as her housetraining which is coming along nicely. She is very treat motivated.

Because of Brielle's tiny size, I am requiring that other dogs not be over 10 lbs. Also, not Children under the are of 12, and then, it will also depend on their experience with tiny dogs, and the breed. She also does best when she has someone home with her. Brielle loves to play and cuddle. She loves being outside for as long as she can, just playing with you or the other dogs.

Brielle is VERY fast! She absolutely needs a fenced in yard where she can not escape. She can fit thru small openings/spaces like a mouse, and if there is a child or another dog on the other side of your fence, she won't hesitate to get to them! Right now, this is the one time she won't come when you call her. She needs someone very dedicated and experienced.

Initial Bio 7/17/17: Brielle was dropped off at a Chicago Heights shelter July 1st and had to be immediately taken to the vet since she was limp and clearly unwell. After some blood tests and urine tests, it was discovered she has either a portosystemic liver shunt (surgery would be needed) or microvascular dysphasia (diet & medication to control). Some links are provided to help explain these conditions:

https://www.acvs.org/small-animal/portosystemic-shunts

https://www.acvs.org/small-animal/hepatic-microvascular-dysplasia

We will provide more information after the vet conducts additional tests to find out which of these Brielle does have,

She is spunky little girl and definitely a "people doggie"! She loves running around the yard, and following us wherever we go. Brielle was very matted when she arrived in rescue and will need a good grooming. I will post an updated photo after she has been to the groomers.

Her availability for adoption will depend upon whether she requires liver shunt surgery or not. She will still require a spay procedure and complete her puppy vaccinations.


To date we've spent $307.58 on Brielle's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $297.47 in donations.
Please donate!

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

To fill out the adoption application for Brielle click here.
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Sammie
Wisconsin
Sammi

Sammi is an 8 year old, 5 pound female Yorkie being fostered in Milwaukee, WI.

THANK YOU TO SAMMI'S RESCUE ANGELS!

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

Update Bio. 08/08/17. Sammi will have her spay in two days. Since I have had her in my home, I've noticed she doesn't like to walk on a leash, and she doesn't understand the concept of housetraining. This is not uncommon with dogs that have been used for breeding. They have never learned to be good housedogs :-) and need patience and consistency in their new home. Considering her extreme anxiety on a walk (she goes stiff and bites at the leash), it will be important for her to have a fenced in yard that is secure.

Her preferred home is one where the new owners will be home most of the day to help her with the housetraining. She is a sociable little girl who follows me around and wants to be with me at all times. She doesn't like to be crated or gated off...that seems to cause her distress. If you have patience and vinyl floors, she could be your perfect companion. I wish to adopt her out within a 2 hour drive from Milwaukee, WI.

Update Bio. 7/13/17: Sammi has a new foster home in the Milwaukee, WI area. She quickly adjusted to her new fur siblings (all girls) and has fully explored her fenced in yard and her new home. Sammi has a dental and spay scheduled for July 26. She is in good health, although she is still a bit too thin and needs to put on another pound. Sammi is somewhat housetrained. You need to watch for her signals that she wants to go outside. She loves being outside and loves looking out the windows, even when she is riding in the car. Sammi has a genetic defect with her ears. The tips look like they have been snipped on the edges, but they weren't . It is just a defect that she was born with and doesn't affect her hearing or her looks. She has a cute little "flying nun" appearance.

Please watch as we get to know Sammi better. She must wait until her sutures are removed about two weeks after her spay before she could go to her forever home.

Initial Bio 7/5/17: Sammi spent her first 8 years in a puppy mill and was surrendered 6 weeks ago to a Wisconsin Humane Society. She was in poor condition when they took her in, but is now doing much better. Sammi is underweight...she should be at least 6.5lbs.

I picked her up from the Humane Society on July 7th. Just in the past 3 days Sammi is already making progress . She's been doing her business on either potty pads or outside. She just started playing with my dogs, and she loves laying in the doggie beds. Watch for more information as I get to know Sammi better.


To date we've spent $426.88 on Sammi's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $426.28 in donations.
Please donate!

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

To fill out the adoption application for Sammi click here.
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