HAPPY TAILS

At United Yorkie Rescue we are blessed with an extraordinary success rate in finding forever homes for our rescued foster dogs. To share this joy we’ve created this “Happy Tails” page. Happy Tails is devoted to the celebration of these wonderful stories with everyone who loves dogs. We hope that you enjoy these "Tails" as much as we have. Thank you!!

First Page | Prev Page | Next Page | Last Page
Entries 661 - 680 of 768



Toby hits the Lotto
Toby

Toby is headed to his new home, with a new little brother. We sure are going to miss the little guy!

Top of page


Rudy and his new family
Rudy

WE WERE SO FORTUNATE TO HAVE FOUND OUR YORKIE, CHIPPY IN AUGUST 2007 FROM A LOCAL HUMANE SOCIETY. HE HAD 2 OWNERS AND A HARD LIFE AND IS NOW AROUND 12. HIS DIAGNOSIS OF CONGESTIVE HEART AND KIDNEY FAILURE REQUIRES EVEN MORE LOVE AND ATTENTION AND LOTS OF MEDS, BUT HE'S OUR HAPPY LITTLE BOY AND IS OUR FAMILY.

WHEN WE GOT A DIRE DIAGNOSIS IN APRIL 2010, I STARTED SEARCHING FOR AN ORGANIZATION THAT HAD YORKIES WHO NEEDED A HOME. THROUGH A MIRACLE FOR US, WE SAW RUDY'S PICTURE AND WRITEUP THAT HE WAS A TURN IN AND NEEDED A NEW FAMILY. I THINK HE HAD ONLY BEEN ON THE SITE A COUPLE OF DAYS SO I BELIEVE RUDY WAS MEANT TO BE PART OF OUR LITTLE FAMILY.

I PUT IN AN APPLICATION WITH THE UNITED YORKIE RESCUE AND THEY RESPONDED IMMEDIATELY. THEY WERE BEYOND PERSONABLE, BUT ALSO REQUIRED A HOME VISIT AND CONTACT OF 3 REFERENCES, WHICH I FOUND VERY COMFORTING. THAT'S BECAUSE I KNEW THEY WANTED TO FIND THE best FOR THEIR LITTLE GUYS AND GALS.

ON JUNE 3, 2010, RUDY BECAME PART OF OUR FAMILY AND WE HAVE HAD HIM 3 WEEKS NOW. HE IS JUST THE SWEETEST, SMARTEST, HAPPIEST LITTLE GUY AND WE FEEL LIKE WE HAVE ALWAYS FELT ABOUT CHIPPY---THAT WE'VE ALWAYS HAD RUDY!

HE KEEPS CHIPPY ACTIVE AND SOMETIMES HE LIES BESIDE CHIPPY BECAUSE I BELIEVE HE KNOWS HE'S SICK. HE ALSO LETS CHIPPY GO IN THE FRONT DOOR FIRST, I GUESS OUT OF RESPECT FOR HIS BIG BROTHER. HE LOVES TO PLAY, EATS WELL, SLEEPS WITH US AND IS GETTING READY TO GO ON HIS FIRST ROAD TRIP TO PENNSYLVANIA. HE'S BEAUTIFUL AND SUCH A HAPPY ADDITION TO OUR FAMILY.

THANK YOU AND GOD BLESS YOU UNITED YORKIE RESCUE FOR WHAT YOU DO AND YOUR ONGOING EFFORTS

BOB, PEG, CHIPPY AND RUDY WISHESNKI:)

Top of page


Finley
Finley

Bio coming soon!

Top of page


Skyler and new mom
Skyler

Hi Skyler, here. just wanted to let you all know, I am doing great. My new mommy picked me up on 5/10/10. Let me tell you, i have meet so many aunts, a few uncles and many cousins, On friday, I went out for dinner with my Mommy and a few Aunties, it was wonderful, I sat in a baby chair and everyone loved me.

Can you believe, I have 2 homes to go to, I live in Coral Gables during the week, and on the week ends I go to Pompano where my new mommy has a house. I miss my foster mom Phyllis and my foster brother Elvis, but, I have so many cousins, so it helps. I even have a car seat. i am sending some pictures, of me and my new mom, more will follow, as my mommy was so happy she forgot to bring the camera thingy.

Oh I forget to tell you, on mothers day, I am going to a cook out, wow, there is just so much to do. I must tell you, my new mommy really looks after me, she lets me play, but she really looks after my leg. i am happy to say, that it is doing great.

I will send more photos soon. here are a few of my new mom. The first 2 are my mommy, the others are my Aunts

Love

Skyler

Top of page


Stuart

Stuart & fur friend
Stuart

I was on the website today to add a Happy Tail note about Stuart. Stuart was found roaming the streets of Milwaukee WI. Was then brought to IL and was found to have a broken leg and lived in Peoria with his foster family- The Castagna's.

We adopted him from them in Feb. He has been with us now for a couple of months and has adjusted well. He loves his older brother Alvin (bichon frise) and they play often. Stuart even likes to show his brother whos boss. Stuart still tends to return his roots and run away on occassion but we know he loves us because he never leaves the block and always returns home after a few minutes.

We had his hair cut for the first time since adopting him due to letting his casted leg hair catch up with the rest of him. The next haircut will finally be more of a yorkie puppy cut as all the hair will be the same again. He now has earned a nick name of "Chewy" beacuse he is still a puppy and loves to chew on everything and because when his hair grows out just before a haircut he looks like Chewbacka from Starwars. We are looking forward to many years ahead with Stuart and hopefully will send an update again in the future. Thanks so much for allowing us the opportunity to adopt Stuart. We love him dearly.

Love and Appreciation,

Rick, Kendra, Jacob, MacKenzie, Alvin, and Stuart Joyal

Top of page


Jessica and Suki
Suki

Suki was dumped at a local high kill shelter December 2009 as a tiny 8 week old puppy. Although more of a Yorkie-Wannabe, she was so small, cute and sweet, we could not resist her! She was a puppy that was a bit fearful upon meeting people, pets or things for the first time, but once she knew you, she warmed up and loved you. When she was 5 months old, she was adopted by a wonderful and patient lady named Jessica. Jessica writes: Suki is an active adorable puppy and she follows me and her brother Romeo around. She gets braver each day and loves to play with her mini tennis balls. We love her and are so happy to have her. Thanx!

Top of page


Qunicy (Zeus) at home.

Zeus ready to ride with his new mom, Kay
Zeus

My little foster Zeus, now called Quincy, has landed in a GREAT home and they sent me pictures which are ADORABLE!! He rides on the beach in a bike basket, all safely harnessed in. This is a great success story for little Quincy and for UYR!!

Top of page


Shelby and new mom

Shelby with niece and nephew
Shelby

Shelby here, Barely able to stand up when FM bailed me out of a high kill shelter, she knew I was worth saving. My new mommy & brother love me so much. I am spoiled to death. I have steps to get into bed when I want and my own carriage for when I get tired of walking.

I am so happy that I adopted Shelby. I knew she would be a challenge but that was ok by me. It took her 6 mos. to finally offer kisses all the time. She jumped at me if she wanted to eat or go out. Now her third jump is to be picked up and held. She is becoming very lovey dovey. When you reach down to pick her up, she tries to jump into your hands, but in the reverse of the normal dog. Most dogs would jump with the front paws, not Shelby, She springs and lifts her butt to get that end into your hands. So adorable. I bought steps for her to get in and out of the bed whenever she wanted. Now I wake up in the middle of the night and she is cuddled in my arms with her head under my chin. It took her 5 mos to reach this point. I am thrilled now. She still spins, but mostly when she is nervous or excited. I love to watch her fly across the back yard when I call her, running in a straight line. She is such a character and so independent. She loves playing with Cooper my Maltese. She owns the left side of me and gets put out if Cooper is on her side. She will jump up on top of him making him move over. She’s a fighter when the vet wants to cut her nails. Watch out for those teeth. I found that “Rescue Remedy” helps a lot on these occasions. She’s not as feisty with the techs. If she sees me with my purse she’s ready at the door. She loves to go in the car or for a walk. All in all, I couldn't be happier with the girlie girl. I thank UYR for rescuing her. She was well worth rescuing. Her FM did a fabulous job with her. Hey Jenn, unwanted presents from Shelby are rare now, lol glad of that.

Top of page


Florida Buddy
Florida Buddy

Buddie's name says it all. He is my new best friend. I just adore him. He is a smart lovable little pup that loves to play, and he makes me smile every day. We even swim in the pool together! I'm so glad we found one another. Thanks UYR!!

Top of page


Cheech / Ditka
Ditka

Cheech, formerly Ditka, has a happy new home. His new mom writes:

It's been a while so I thought I'd update you on Cheech. I've attached a picture of him with his favorite toy, a kangaroo.

My dog trainer, Doree Rawlings, has been fantastic and things have gotten progressively better. All three dogs are much calmer and happier. Cheech and Roo cannot be together yet, but they do sniff noses nicely through their crates so there's hope that one day they might be friends. Even if they can never be together, Doree has helped me developed a routine that works and will allow me to keep Cheech. He's a nervous boy, at times, but absolutely adorable.

The dogs are well exercised and feeling more safe and secure ... happy dogs, happy owner.

Thank you for the suggestion of getting a dog trainer. She has made world of difference.

Colleen Keefe

Top of page


Bo and new mom, Taryn
Bo

Hi everyone!

My boyfriend Andrew and I just recently adopted Bo and just love him to death. He is the sweetest little dog that you would ever want to meet. Adopting Bo was the best thing that we could have ever done. We have wanted to adopt for awhile now but have worried how our other dog would handle it due to being the only dog and QUEEN of the house for 6 years. To be honest she was a little upset at first but now she is so happy to have a companion to run around with. He truly fits into our family so nicely and is such a wonderful addition.

Bo is absolutely loving his long walks and playing with his new sister. The other night we took the two of them to run some errands with us and Bo sat on Andrew’s lap with his front legs on the steering wheel like he was driving. It was such a hilarious sight and a confirmation that he is feeling very comfortable with his new family.

The whole adoption process was wonderful and all the individuals we worked with (Mary, Jack and Rene) were amazing and so extremely helpful. I will highly recommend the United Yorkie Rescue to friends and family because it is a fantastic organization with an amazing purpose.

Top of page


Sassy
Sassy

Hi, Here are a couple of pictures of Sassy. She continues to do very well and has fit right in with no problems. Her weight seems to be reducing slowly but we keep working on it.

Dennis and Ellie

Top of page


Ty
Ty

See this video of Ty making a bed."Ty Makes Dad's Bed"

Boo, our 6 year old yorkie poo, joined our family of 5 (two boys, two parents and one beagle) almost a year ago. Boo (formerly known as Ty) had been rescued from a shelter and had to undergo treatments for heartworm. His foster parents took great care of him and saw him through that terrible process until he was ready to join us.

Boo is the sweetest little guy! After a brief period of adjustment he filled a place in our home and all of our hearts. We love him so much, and he loves us too! He is always so happy and joyful to see us—even if we have only left the room for a couple of minutes! He loves everyone he meets. He is so playful and funny, a loving addition to our family. We are so happy we found him, he has added to our enjoyment of life. He is our Boo.

Top of page


Amahle and her new family
Amahle

AMAHLE went to her forever home today - Christmas Eve! She was delighted to finally have her very own mom & dad and also their pretty granddaughter Lisa who was visiting. Amahle has a big house to roam around in, and her parents will dote on her just as it should be for a little Princess. She may have had a difficult start in life, but she will never ever find herself homeless again. Her mommy Betzee is sad since now all 3 of the puppies she nursed have 'left the nest', but hopefully soon, Betzee will find her own forever home where she can be treated like a princess as well. Have a Happy life, Amahle - your Foster Mom Dianne and foster Dad Ray will never ever forget you!

Top of page


Adonis and new mom
Adonis

The daughter of Adonis new mom writes:

Just wanted to let you know that I have settled in very nicely thank you. I really love my new Mom. She even makes me oatmeal to go with my breakfast in the morning. I went to get my hair done for the holidays, and they said I was even cuter then the snowman kerchief they put on me. Then we went to visit Mom's daughter Linda and her big dog tried to get too close to my mom. I had to remind him who he was dealing with here. That is My Mommy!! And she talks to me all the time and is even telling all her friends about me.

She does have me sleeping in a doggy bed in her room, still working on breaking her down on that, but everyone say's "WE ARE A PERFECT MATCH". I couldn't agree more.

I wanted to thank everyone at United Yorkie Rescue for having a heart and taking me in and believing in me. I knew there was someone out there for me to love and would love me back forever.

Top of page


Kirby
Kirby

Here's an update from Kirby's FURever family:

"Just wanted to update you on Kirby. The first couple of days back here were interesting, as Kirby and Cami learned about each other (no violence, just a lot of sulking on Cami's part). They are now best friends and cuddle together! My dad came down for Christmas, and he and Kirby immediately fell in love with each other. And many of Katie's friends have dropped by to meet Kirby - we have literally had to pull him out of someone's arms as they were trying to walk out the door with him! He has adapted really well to the snow (which is finally just about all gone), and is wonderful about letting me know that he has to go out by circling at the back door. I will say, though, that it takes me about half an hour to get out of bed in the mornings, because he and Cami demand that they be adored, worshiped, and tummy rubbed before I am allowed to get out of bed for the day. It's hard to believe that two small dogs, totaling 12 pounds together, can make it impossible to get out of bed! Kirby just flies up and down the stairs and loves to see how fast he can go.

We think we are just about the luckiest three people on earth to have these two dogs be part of our lives!"

Dick, Margaret, and Katie

Top of page


Ellie and new mom
Ellie

Ellie has found her Angels in her new Mom and Dad. She and her mom bonded immediately. Her Mom fell in love with her the minute she walked in my door. Ellie never leaves her side. Because she now has a fenced in yard her potty training has really kicked in. Ellie decided the first night there to just hop into bed with her Mom and Dad, and slept soundly all night in her forever home.

Top of page


Kiley
Kiley

We feel lucky to have our baby Lily. She just lightens up my day when I get home and I see her in the window.

The whole experience was pleasant with the adoption. Our vet even made the comment: “I am impressed with the quality of the paperwork you got on the health of the dog” and that we got a great dog from the United Yorkie Rescue.

We might even consider getting Lily a sister.

Top of page


Sizani, now Brandi

Brandi and her Elmo chair
Sizani

February 24, 2010

Hello everyone. I am just soooo excited to tell you that, on December 6, 2009 (Little Christmas Day) my new mommy & daddy drove over 2 ½ hours one way ~ just to pick me up for adoption at my foster mommy Phyllis’ home. My new home is far away from my two foster mom’s ~ Diane & Phyllis, my two sisters ~ Amahle & Jabulie and my mommy ~ Betzee.

I want them all to know ~ I’m happy and loved very much here in my new home and that my two sisters have found loving forever homes too.

Since leaving my foster homes: I have a new home on the Florida Space Coast, mommy, daddy & brother ~ Ricky. He is a black poodle, and somehow I feel a connection with him, maybe because mommy Betzee was a poodle too. I’m housebroken “for the most part”, have learned -- thanks to foster mommy Phyllis to walk good on a leash, have taken a really long car trip to Connecticut & back visiting family, and enjoyed my first Christmas.

I am now about 5 months old and weigh 15 pounds…mommy says I’m just a little piggy, because I’ll eat my food then eat Ricky’s food. He’s just very slow eating, so I just help him ….finish it. Most of the time Ricky and I get along really well. We play outside in our backyard and run around the house until he’s worn out. Once that happens he’ll give me that ol’ growl, so I’ll back off for awhile. I do have a bad habit…after playing with Ricky and he quits…..I’ll eat all the plastic and vinyl toys, so mommy has given me a hard plastic bottle to play with, like my foster mom Phyllis did….it makes all kinds of great noises, rolls all over the house, under furniture and keeps me busy (mommy too) ~ it’s my favorite toy.

My hair is medium length, fluffy, soft, curly, and a color mix of black, tan, & white. My legs a very long, and my tail curls way over onto my back. I can jump really high and leap twice as far ~ my new mommy says; I definitely have no Yorkie in me…but maybe part kangaroo…..

I would like to thank my foster mom’s ~ Diane and Phyllis~ from the bottom of my heart for taking such great care of me and teaching me how to be a good puppy until my forever home was found.

Also, a huge thank you to United Yorkie Rescue for taking 'non-Yorkies' ~ my mom, my two sisters and me in to your loving homes from a kill shelter. Without your help.......I could not have written this letter..... :)

Most of all….I pray that mommy ~ Betzee ~ gets a wonderful forever home soon.

Love

Brandi~Sizani

Top of page


Harry and new mom
Harry

Harry-Houdini here. OK .. I'm on my way to my forever home .. my FM sent me on a plane with her mom ... we're heading up north where I hear it's pretty cold there! My Grand-FM is telling everyone on the plane that my forever mom is waiting for me. I hope I like my new home. We just landed .. we're going down the escalator .. there she is .. there she is!! My forever mom has a sign so that I don't go to the wrong person! My forever mom is soooo excited to see me, she began kissing me and kissing me. Thank goodness my FM made sure my Grand-FM packed a winter jacket for me. It's much colder in New England than in Miami, FL.

My new forever mom took me to her house where I met my 2 fur-sisters! They're older than me, but they seem nice enough. I have my own bed, my own toys, and my own bowl to eat out of. My forever mom bought me a stroller also!! WOW, what a nice lady! She likes it when I sleep near her. My forever dad is nice too, but mom likes to keep me close to her!! I think I'm going to be very happy in my new forever home. Mom promises to take me with her as much as she can! She bought a nice big bag full of fur .. and I sit in it when she sneaks me into the stores for shopping!!

Well, I've got to run, I'm going to work with my forever mom .. she loves me soooo much. I can tell because the hugs and kisses NEVER stop.

NOTE from Harry-Houdini's forever mom: After I met Harry-Houdini at the airport I couldn't believe how nice he was. Very gentle and friendly. He's such a good boy. He's very friendly and seems to like everyone. I already can't imagine life without him. I promise to love him forever and ever. He's my FUR-EVER SON!

Top of page