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.




Zane Grey
Arkansas
Zane Grey

Meet Zane Grey. Zane is a sweet 5.5 pound, 7-year-old Yorkie boy being fostered in Bryant, AR.

06/19/17. Isn't he adorable? This is Zane Gray, who was added to our United Yorkie family just Monday. He spent a long visit at the vet yesterday, getting his wellness check and a few problems solved. Little 5.7 pound Zane has chronic dry eye, which had not been treated, and green goo oozed out of his little painful red eyes. He is now on medications to help heal some of the damage and will use eye drops all his life to help his eyes be as healthy as they can be. He has slight damage to his corneas which does not seem to affect him. One day on meds has his eyes wide open and brighter. He also has infected skin, with bumps, flaking, itching, and redness all over. He is on medications for this, will get frequent bathing and brushing, some good food and will be his own handsome self before long.

Now that Zane has been pronounced not contagious by the vet, he has joined his foster sisters and brothers exploring his new surroundings. Zane was kept outside most of the time due to his potty habits, but that is being worked on, and he is a quick study. He is learning to live inside and free, not contained to a room or crate. He is a happy go lucky little 7 year old man, who is a bit independent, not a lap sitter, but he gives the sweetest nose kisses you ever had. He is beginning to spend more time with the crew, showing up with the rest of them for a treat. It took him one day to learn that! While he had only large dogs as his playmates before, he does not seem to know how to interact with dogs his size, but that will come with time to get used to having others to play with inside. Zane will wait on his new furever home in order to become healthy again, then he will be listed for adoption. You go Zane!

6/13/17: Zane comes to us from an owner who was unable to give him the time and attention he deserves. So far he is super sweet and already giving kisses to his foster Mom. He sees the Dogtor tomorrow. Stay tuned for updates!


To date we've spent $485.57 on Zane Grey's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $0 in donations.
Please donate!

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

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

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

THANK YOU TO CA TOBY'S RESCUE ANGELS!

Sandy Pagnotta, Wendy Fuhrmaneck, Leslie Corbell, Audra Stigman, Karry Rogers, Alena Kravchuk, Holly Stavis, Sandra Wendt, Lynne Turner, Traci Wiemers, Charlotte Robinson, Amy Chernault, Dawn Winn, Carol Nelson, Janet Davidson, Alison Staley, Bre Stone, Christine Flaherty, Susan Smith, Vicki Silver, Phyllis Lewis, Cheryl Scrupski, Joe Krawczykowski, Carol Gostomski, Connie Peters, Barbara Stanley, Sandy Pagnotta, John Sauser, Wendy Fuhrmaneck, Angie Cagle, William Willer, Karry Rogers, Bryan Corey, Donna Nunes, Carol Nelson, Brigitte Saylor, Alena Kravchuk, Andrea Thomas, Lee Filer, Sandra Wendt, Erik Ebert, Deanne Weeks, Ilene Rand, Julie Wiegert, Amy Ashford, Cindy Danley, Nion Dickson, Nicolina Stewart

Update Bio. 06/28/17. My poor little Toby, he never gets a break. I made an appointment for him at UC Davis, however, the first available appointment is not until 7-19. This is a very famous veterinary college, and if anyone can help Toby, it will be them. My vet recommended we take him there, because we should have them look at all his medical records, and make a comprehensive analysis as to how to move forward with his care. My vet has indicated we cannot leave the left kidney and ureter untreated, as it will eventually affect the good kidney. So if we can’t afford to fix the left kidney, we most likely should have it removed.

In order to fix the left kidney and ureter, a CT scan is required, and I have received a quote from another vet specialty that this test could be as low as $2000 and as high as $4000. And depending on what they find, surgery may be an option and I do not have any idea what that would cost.

I am dedicated to try to improve this little guy’s chance at a normal life. UC Davis is not a short distance from me, but I am determined to go the distance for him. Please, will you go the distance with me? Toby still needs our help. If you could help in any way, it would be so appreciated.

Update Bio. 06/24/17. We finally have a diagnosis. Poor little Toby has a very rare kidney disease called Fanconi's Syndrome. It is our understanding that it can be managed with supplements and regular checkups. Along with this, he also has a dilated left kidney and ureter. We have not received the information as to the long term affect with this condition. Please keep our little man in your thoughts and prayers, he is going to need them. If you could contribute towards his long term care, we would really appreciate it.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


To date we've spent $2340.22 on CA Toby's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $2710.00 in donations.
Please donate!

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

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

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

THANKS TO CHERSEN'S RESCUE ANGELS!

Wendy Fuhrmaneck, Holly Stavis, Barbara Pattelena

Update Bio. 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 $120.00 in donations.
Please donate!

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

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

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

THANK YOU TO MAXWELL'S RESCUE ANGELS!

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

Update Bio. 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

Angel is a 2 year old Chorkie (Chihuahua/Yorkie Mix). Little Angel weighs only about 6.5 pounds. She is being fostered in Dunedin, FL

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 $156.10 on Angel's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $0 in donations.
Please donate!

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

To fill out the adoption application for Angel click here.
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I do not feel so good

I am so happy UYR saved my life
Florida
Ava

Ava is a very sick little girl. She is about 2 years old and 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

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 $1427.36 on Ava's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $1400.00 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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Florida
Baloo

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

Initial bio 6-25-17 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 car long 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 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 $0 on Baloo's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $0 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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Yes, I know I am cute!

Do I look like a Prince in this chair?
Florida
Bentley

Say Hello to Bentley the tiny Morkie puppy. He is a one year old, 4.4 lb bundle of fun. This little Morkie (Maltese/Yorkie mix) boy is being fostered in Boca Raton, FL.

INITIAL BIO 05/28/2017: Meet Bentley. He is an adorable Morkie puppy. Bentley will turn one year old on June 2nd. Being such a young pup, he has all the energy a puppy has. Bentley had been left alone quite a bit in his last home since his former owner worked long hours. She knew that Bentley was not getting what he needed and realized the best thing for him was to find him a home that would better suit the needs of such a young dog.

Bentley needs a home where there will be someone home throughout much of the day to work on puppy manners and skills with him. He is not quite house trained but with someone home to take him out often he will get it soon enough. Being a young dog and full of energy, a fenced yard to run around in would be great. Bentley is up to date on all his vaccinations and he is neutered.

Bentley will need a little time in his foster home while his foster parents to get to know him. They are not sure if he needs another puppy friend to play with or what else he may need in a perfect forever home. Please keep in mind that Bentley is a very young dog and will need someone who can give him at least a 15 year commitment.

PLEASE NOTE: Because Bentley is such a small dog, he cannot be adopted into a home with children under the age of 14.


To date we've spent $415.55 on Bentley's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $0 in donations.
Please donate!

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

To fill out the adoption application for Bentley click here.
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Billy taking a rest
Florida
Billy

Billy is a sweet 2-year-old yorkie mix. He weighs 12 pounds. Billy's had a rough start in life, but things are already getting better for him. Billy is being fostered in Leesburg, FL.

THANK YOU TO BILLY'S RESCUE ANGELS!

Wendy Fuhrmaneck

Billy Update 6-26-17. Billy does have a very low-grade heart murmur. It is only a grade one and it will not effect his life at all. He is not restricted or limited in any way as far as activity or anything. There is no medication necessary and he will live a long, full life.

On a not so good note this poor sweet boy contacted kennel cough while in the shelter. He was in his foster home 4 days and then the cough came along with some sneezing, and gunky eyes. Kennel cough is rarely fatal. Dogs almost never die from it, but they don’t feel well. He is currently on medication and cough syrup, but even without the meds kennel cough will generally run its course in 3 weeks.

Kennel cough is highly contagious to other dogs. Therefore Billy will not be able to be adopted until it is completely cleared up. Applications will be taken, but an adoption won’t happen for at least 3 weeks. It is hard to know Billy’s real personality because he just doesn’t feel well. It will be fun to know the real Billy once he feels better and Billy become who Billy really is.

Initial Bio 6-21-17 Meet Billy. This 2-year-old, oh so sweet boy has had a rough few months. He was found on the streets looking pretty thin and rough. He was taken to the shelter and cleaned up. After being held for 5 days on his stray hold waiting and hoping for his family to come find him he was put up for adoption. He actually had an adopter who was ready to take him home. They decided they didn’t want him because the shelter vet heard a heart murmur in the left side of his heart. They were concerned they couldn't help him. The shelter decided that he needed rescue as soon as possible to check out the heart murmur that was heard, but not deemed an emergency. They were also unable to neuter him because of the murmur. This poor little guy ended up having to spend 10 days in the shelter waiting for someone to get him out of there.

You couldn’t have seen a happier dog when the shelter worker brought out Billy to meet the United Yorkie Rescue angels who came to get him. That day four members, who just happened to be spending the day together, rushed to the shelter after hearing that Billy needed them. They dropped everything and all together they went to get him. It was a Save the Pup mission. For Billy it was like his birthday and he couldn’t have been a happier boy. He jumped into the van and settled down like he had been a part of this group forever.

Billy has only been in his foster home a little over a day, but he has shown that he is a super dog. He is friendly and sweet, smart and personable. He is getting along with the other dogs in the home. He gobbled down his food and licked his bowl clean. He has given kisses to his foster mom and dad, and has shown no aggression at all to anyone. Billy figured out all on his own how to get on the bed and even use the doggie steps to get down. He was fine sleeping in his doggie bed during the night. He loves the backyard, but also walked nicely on the leash. He seems to know some commands and it is possible he is house trained, though his foster parents will find out more about that in days to come. He loves people, no question about that, and looks like he wants to play, but is not really sure yet.

Billy is a yorkie mix. He has an adorable yorkie face but at 12 pounds he definitely is a mix, maybe schnauzer. He is a tall dog for his size with a longer tail and longer legs. It is possible at his size and young age he may be a good dog for a family with well-behaved children over the age of 8 or 9.

Billy goes to the vet on the 23rd. At that time we will know more about his heart murmur and hopefully he will be neutered. Once we know more we will know when Billy will be ready for his forever home. Come back soon to find out.


To date we've spent $85.95 on Billy's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $10.00 in donations.
Please donate!

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

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

I am very curious and playful
Florida
Georgie

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

THANK YOU TO GEORGIE'S RESCUE ANGELS!

Wendy Fuhrmaneck

Updated bio 6/26/17 Georgie has settled in so nicely with his foster family. He is such a happy, HEALTHY, young 1 year old puppy boy. Georgie keeps his Foster Mom so amused all day long with his funny antics and super sweet personality. He loves, loves, loves toys. Foster Mom’s house has toys everywhere. He goes to each toy box and takes a toy and runs and plays and then runs back to the toy box for another. Georgie is the sweetest, most loveable dog that foster Mom has ever had.

He is so smart. Foster Mom is just so proud of how well he is learning new commands. He believes that “no” is his middle name and respects it as if it was a Royal name. J He is such a good boy. Keep in mind that he is a young dog and still has puppy energy but his energy is wonderful. This dog has such positive, warming, loving energy you will fall in love with him at first sight. He loves all new people he meets and gets along wonderfully with all new dogs he meets on his walks.

Georgie loves his walks and loves to jog with Foster Mom and his Foster Brother BoBo. Georgie is active and will keep you going, but at the end of the day he is a great sleeping companion. He likes to start his night in his own bed on the floor but early morning he jumps on Foster Mom’s bed and snuggles right in against her to cuddle and share her pillow. It is just the sweetest way to start Foster Mom’s day. Georgie is loving life now with his Foster family and he thinks life could not be any better, but it sure can be when he finds his forever family, he just doesn’t know it yet. Could it be you?

Georgie would be great with children over the age of 11 who want a dog to be their best friend. He would also go great in a home with another doggie friend and a fenced backyard if possible. Please don’t pass this sweet guy by. He is waiting patiently for his forever family to come get him. You won’t be sorry ever if you make Georgie yours.

UPDATED BIO 06/06/2017: Yeah!!! Schools out for the Summer!!! What a perfect time to adopt your new family member. Summer means lots of time to have the kids bond with their new best friend. Also, lots of time to take puppy classes and have quality time with the kids and their new puppy love. What a great way to socialize and enjoy the Summer instead of being in front of computer games.

If this sounds like something you are looking for, then Georgie is the Little Man for you. Foster Mom is thinking Georgie may actually be a bit younger than the estimated 12 months old . Georgie is full of life and also full – and we do mean full - of puppy energy. He is looking for his furever family that is active and he would just love to have two-legged siblings that would enjoy throwing a ball for him to retrieve and play, play, play. He will reward you by sitting on your lap and snuggling and love all over you forever. Georgie is the best sleeper and just loves to snuggle right against you all night and then wake you in the morning with gentle nudges and kisses – awwwwww!

Georgie would also be great with a 4-legged sibling that is young and active. Seniors or inactive dogs would not be a good fit as Georgie just wants to play and play and play and may very well irritate an inactive dog by asking them to participate – over and over and over again, just like all puppies do!

Georgie has recovered from his recent neuter and is such a healthy little guy. He is loving life, but would really love to find his furever family. If that might be you and your active family, please submit your adoption application for this great pup.

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

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

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

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


To date we've spent $506.89 on Georgie's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $10.00 in donations.
Please donate!

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

To fill out the adoption application for Georgie click here.
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I am a pretty princess
Florida
Gigi

Meet Pretty Gigi. She is 5-1/2 years old and weighs 12 lbs. Gigi is being fostered in St. Augustine, FL.

UPDATED BIO 06/17/2017: Gigi is a very sweet dog who has happily made herself at home in her foster home. She is now playing with her toys. Gigi loves to go for walks and really enjoys all the new smells and sights. She rides well in the car after she has a chance to settle – she gets very excited to be going on a ride. Gigi gets along with all the animals in her foster home, including the resident cat Tai.

Gigi prefers to sit beside you and loves being near her people, either at their feet or on the couch. She is a good eater, learning to sit for her night-time treats. Foster Parents thinks she would be good with children over the age of 12. Her Foster Parents are working with re-training her inasfar as her Proper Puppy Manners. Gigi is also house-trained – what a smart little girlie. Could your family be the right one for this sweet girl?

PLEASE NOTE: Gigi can only be adopted into a home where she will never ever be crated. She has spent the last six (6) months in a crate, and UYR will not adopt her to a home where she will be crated.

INITIAL BIO 06/10/2017: Gigi just arrived at her foster home today. She was owned by a loving senior couple, but due to circumstances, they were no longer able to care for her. A family member took Gigi into their home; however, because they work long hours, Gigi was crated 8-10 hours a day. Due to their travel schedule, Gigi was boarded weeks and weekends often. They wanted Gigi to have a better life with a family that could engage her and surround her with love.

Gigi is a sweet, friendly and a lovely little girlie. She has just arrived at her foster home today. Foster Mom said she greeted the resident dogs and then was anxious to check out her new temporary home. Stay tuned for more info on sweet Gigi. She will be having her well-dog visit very soon and will also have an appointment for a spa day.


To date we've spent $87.97 on Gigi's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $500.00 in donations.
Please donate!

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

To fill out the adoption application for Gigi click here.
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Florida
Grace

Grace is a 2year old Chorkie (Chihuahua/Yorkie Mix). Sweet Grace weighs only 6.5 pounds. She is being fostered in Dunedin, FL

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 $156.10 on Grace's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $0 in donations.
Please donate!

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

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

Jerry - waiting for his home
Florida
Jerry

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

THANK YOU TO JERRY'S RESCUE ANGELS!

Wendy Fuhrmaneck, Regina Brantley, Christine Flaherty, Maria Tricoli, Holly Keller, Teresa Beament, Christine Dwyer, Holly Stavis

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

I've Been Adopted!

To date we've spent $907.76 on Jerry's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $135.00 in donations.
Please donate!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Adoption Pending

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

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

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 eye medications..

THANK YOU TO ROCKY G'S RESCUE ANGELS!

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

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

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

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

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

Love,

Rocky

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Love, Rocky

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Anyway, gotta go, getting sleepy.

Love,

Rocky G.

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

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

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

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

Love you all, Rocky G.

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

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

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

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

Love you all, Rocky

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

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

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

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

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

Love, Rocky

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

Rocky

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


To date we've spent $2134.52 on Rocky G's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $1869.00 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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I am so happy to be free and safe from the shelter!

Do you like my summer cut?
Florida
Tuffy

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

THANK YOU TO TUFFY'S RESCUE ANGELS!

Stacy Hanselman

UPDATED BIO 06/19/2017: Hi Everybody – Tuffy here. Boy-Oh-Boy - I never thought I’d see this day come. After visiting the vet several times, I’m happy to report that I’m healthy, happy and I’ve got lots of love to give to my forever family – Yoo-Hooooo! Are you out there?

My Foster Mom gives me wonderful meals (I’ve heard them say it’s “dog food”). I like it a lot. My Foster Dad is super great, too. He takes me for walks and plays fetch with me. Life is just wonderful. I just can’t stop smiling, especially now that I’ve had a dental.. My Foster Parents explained to me that I won’t be staying with them furever, and this makes me sad cuz’ I really love them. Foster Mom said some other family is just waiting to give me even more love ‘cause they will scoop me up and take me to my furever home. She said that when that happens, I’ll never-ever-no-never-ever have to worry again about getting regular meals, fun walks, and especially getting lots of love.

If you are still reading, that means you may be interested in adopting me, and may even be my Furever family. Please hurry, I’m so anxious and I promise that I will give you lots and lots of love – forever.

Note from Foster Mom & Dad: Please don’t turn away from Tuffy because of his age – he has a lot of years of love to give to his forever family. He has a happy disposition and….he is house-trained!

UPDATED BIO 05/28/2017: Tuffy sure has settled into his foster home and is doing great! He loves to go for short walks, cuddle, nap and occasionally play fetch. Tuffy has a wonderful disposition with much love to give. He really enjoys being stroked and lying on laps. Tuffy will make some family very thrilled to have such a great little yorkie boy in their home. He has a happy personality in spite of what he has gone through.in his past life. He is a special little guy and just needs to find his forever home!

Please don’t turn away from Tuffy because of his age – he has a lot of years of love to give to his forever family.

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

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

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

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


To date we've spent $239.22 on Tuffy's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $10.00 in donations.
Please donate!

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

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

Yogi - just being his adorable self
Florida
Yogi

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

THANK YOU TO YOGI'S RESCUE ANGELS!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

Zeek & Zack - Bonded Brothers
Florida
Zack

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

THANK YOU TO ZACK'S RESCUE ANGELS!

Teresa Beament, Stacy Hanselman

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


To date we've spent $341.70 on Zack's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $20.00 in donations.
Please donate!

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

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

Zeek & Zack, Bonded Brothers
Florida
Zeek

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

THANK YOU TO ZEEK'S RESCUE ANGELS!

Teresa Beament, Stacy Hanselman

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

we are friends for life.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


To date we've spent $358.25 on Zeek's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $20.00 in donations.
Please donate!

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

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

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

THANK YOU TO DIVA'S RESCUE ANGELS!

Sarah Northmore

Update 5/18/17

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

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

Updated Bio 2/21/17

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

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

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


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

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

To fill out the adoption application for Diva click here.
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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

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 $1503.83 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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Buttercup
Indiana
Buttercup

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

Update Bio. 06/18/17. Buttercup is a jewel. She loves toys. The louder the squeek, the better she likes the. However, she will attack the killer lawnmower and vacuum cleaner! She loves to give kisses and hugs. She will follow you all around the yard! Buttercup currently has a pending adoption.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Adoption Pending

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

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

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

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

Update Bio 06/18/17. Ponchy is the sweetest guy you eill ever meet! He is my constant companion! Helps plant the garden, plays with our 3.5 pound Morkie! At night, he snuggles right next to you all night long! If you are interested in a great companion, Ponchy is your guy. Just follow the link below to complete an application for adoption.

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

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

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

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


To date we've spent $21.29 on Ponchy's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $0 in donations.
Please donate!

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

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

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

THANK YOU TO CHARLIE'S RESCUE ANGELS!

Mary Mays-Delamater, Nancy Stanley, Carol Nelson

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

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

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

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

THANK YOU TO ROCKY'S RESCUE ANGELS!

Joel Tobiansky, Sandy Pagnotta

Update Bio. 06/06/17. Rocky has a pending adoption!

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

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

Adoption Pending

To date we've spent $718.21 on Rocky's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $225.00 in donations.
Please donate!

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

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

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

Update Bio. 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.


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

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

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

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

THANK YOU TO KY SAMMY'S RESCUE ANGELS!

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

Update 6/16/17

"Hi, my name is Sammy. I'm a rescue doggie being fostered in Northern Kentucky. My foster Mommy wanted me to write a letter, telling all potential adopters out there about myself, so here it is...

I came from a really bad situation. While I was loved very much at one time in my previous home, I was neglected for years because my first mom had a disease called Alzheimer's. Because of that, I survived on my own for a long time. That was a really hard time for me. I didn't eat very much, and what I did eat was mostly stuff I could find. I didn't get to go to the vet, or have my monthly flea and worm preventative, so I contracted a lot of bugs that like to live inside dogs. When I came to live with my new temporary family, I was very, very sick. My foster mom says I'm all better now, which I think is great! I feel pretty awesome. But she says there are some things you should know about me before you meet me, just so you understand the full story.

I'm not your typical dog. Some people say I'm funny looking, which I really don't understand. Because I was sick for so long, I lost a lot of hair and my skin was rough and bumpy. My skin might be scarred forever in some places where I scratched too much, but those bugs in my old house just made me itch so bad, I couldn't help myself. I'm really happy that most of my hair is growing back, and hopefully all of it will, but I know there's a chance it won't. I think the new hairs look pretty stylin' though! My bones in my body spent a long time being weak because I didn't eat enough and didn't get a lot of exercise in my first home, so my legs look a little bow-legged. But I walk fine and even run, and my foster mom says I'm getting stronger every day. I love going to the park and chasing my foster brother around the house for exercise now. My eyes are a little glossy, but I still see fine and I guess that's the most important thing. And some people have said I have a snaggle-tooth--what's that? I thought that was just my smile! My foster mom thinks I'm really cute, and I make her laugh a lot with my goofy grin, which makes me really happy.

Anyway, that's enough about my outside--it's my inside that really matters, right? The fact is, I've been through a lot, but all I really want to do in this world is love another human. I just love my human friends, even though I've been through a lot of hard times with them in the past. I saved up all my love during those years that I wasn't able to show it, and now am making up for lost time. I like to show you love by following you and staying by your side, putting my paw on your leg, and sleeping next to you all night long. All I want to do is make you happy, so I never do anything that I know would make you sad--like barking a lot or having accidents, pulling on my leash, or being aggressive. I see my foster brother do those things sometimes and think, "no way, not me!" I know humans like a dog to be well behaved, so that's what I do. All I ask in payment for this, are some good belly rubs and back scratches--that's all.

So anyway guys, that's me. The good, the bad, and the ugly. My foster mom tells me that a very special person who wants a very special dog is going to adopt me someday, and I really hope that's true. If you think you might want to adopt me, fill out an application. I've got a pretty good feeling you will never regret it."

Please help us with the cost of Sammy's care by clicking the PayPal button below. Thank You!

Update 5/16/17

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

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

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

Update 4/2/2017:

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

Update 3/24/17

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


To date we've spent $726.11 on KY Sammy's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $575.00 in donations.
Please donate!

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

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

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

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.


To date we've spent $123.00 on Paxton's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $0 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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King

King before rescue
Massachusetts
King

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

THANK YOU TO KING'S RESCUE ANGELS!

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

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


To date we've spent $976.29 on King's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $30.00 in donations.
Please donate!

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

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

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

THANK YOU TO MAXIMILIAN'S RESCUE ANGELS!

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

Update Bio. 06/11/17. I'm still in Massachusetts. Last week it was in the 40's, and today it's going to be 90 degrees. I can't be outside too long, just long enough to do my business. FM and FD always tell me what a good boy I am. I never have an accident in the house.

I love to have cuddle time with FM. She picks me up, and we go to the sofa and just hang out. FM tells me I have the softest tongue, she says it feels like velvet when I give kisses.

I still need to put ointment in my eyes 2x's a day, and FM says it for life. But that's ok, because it makes them feel better. When I'm outside and get worried no one is around I start to bark and that's when FM will clap her hands so I can turn around to the sound, which makes me feel so much better knowing she hasn't left me.

I'm still looking for that special someone who will look past my special needs. I still have so much to give. Maybe a retired person would like a constant companion to share their time. I'll be dreaming of that day, until then you know how to reach me. If you are interested in adopting me, just follow the link below to complete an application.

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

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

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

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


To date we've spent $2269.94 on Maximilian's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $395.00 in donations.
Please donate!

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

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

Jax is a 6-year, 7 pound Yorkie boy being fostered in Winston Salem, NC.

THANK YOU TO JAX'S RESCUE ANGELS!

Sheila Coleman, Teresa Beament, Sandra Godzik, Wendy Fuhrmaneck

Update 6/22/17

It saddens us to report Jax has been diagnosed with PRA – Progressive Retinal Atrophy – a genetic disease that causes the degeneration of the retina causing progressive vision loss resulting finally into blindness. There is no cure for this disease, and he is no longer a candidate for lens replacement. Jax is doing well as he is adapting to foster home and his fur siblings. We are grateful that PRA is NOT painful and he can still enjoy a wonderful quality of life. Jax still has a small amount of sight remaining and we are hoping for an approved application soon so that he may be able to adapt to his new surroundings easily. Unfamiliar sights become more challenging so they need more assistance to adjust. He will need yearly eye exams to monitor his condition and inflammation in the eye, which is painful, could be present without you knowing it. Pups adjust very well without sight, it is the adoptive parent that must make some adjustments – most importantly, you must become his protector. You are his eyes and you must be there to keep him safe. A sweet boy he is, and he rewards his affection towards you with sweet kisses and warm snuggles. He loves to be held and near to his person, he is a sweet sweet soul and he deserves an angel. Foster Mom would love to hear from you if you are up to the challenge to be Jax’s angel. If you would like to contribute to Jax’s medical cost, please select the PayPal beneath his bio on the UYR website. Jax and foster mom thank you.

Donations: www.unitedyorkierescue.org Looking For Love North Carolina JAX

Update 6/16/17 JAX has caused an avalanche of inquiries since his arrival. Not sure if it’s because of that stylish shirt he’s wearing or he is just so darn cute! We think it might be the latter. With all of your well wishes and questions, foster mom felt you deserved an update on this little bundle of yorkie love. He is adapting very well at foster. He has learned how to get in and out the door without assistance. He roams freely in the fenced back yard stopping only to potty on the trees and finds his way back to the back porch up the step and into the sunroom to arrive from here to back again. He is maneuvering throughout the pup area of sun room, den and kitchen without problems and has found all the comfortable little dog beds and big fluffy pillows for him to rest on. He loves his little nylar bone that he has been given to occupy his time. He enjoys meal time and knows exactly when foster mom comes home and is first at the gate calming dibs on first hug. Jax is scheduled for his first NC State Ophthalmology appointment Thursday, 6/21. Roscoe is going along to show him the ropes. If you would like to donate towards Jax’s medical cost, please select PayPal beneath his bio at www.unitedyorkierescue.org Looking for Love page North Carolina Jax. For more information on Jax you may also e-mail foster mom at laloba1016@yahoo.com

Initial Bio 6/5/17: Meet Jax. Not only is Jax the handsomest little Yorkie Boy at Foster Mom's he is the sweetest little Yorkie on this side of heaven! Jax was surrendered to the shelter yesterday. Our shelter partner called foster mom and told her his story - His owner said he had him for 9 months, and he was given to him by a friend. The owner could not care for him due to his work as his hours had increased, and the fact this little boy is sight impaired. Yes, Jax is blind. He sees a little, as he has found his way to the water bowl, the food bowl, and a soft pillow in which to lay. He is very friendly, and he fell right into the pack at Foster Mom's. He loves to be talked to and he is a cuddle buddy for sure! He enjoys to be carried and is very affectionate. He's very nervous right now, and his stomach is a little upset. Other than that, he's a perfect little gentleman. He rode very quietly his 2 hour freedom ride very comfortably in his crate with the big pillow. Upon arrival at Foster Mom's he received a much needed bath and a trim which he was amazingly still and quiet all during his bath and trim. He had a small meal, as his stomach is a little upset, but he sure enjoyed the boiled chicken Foster Mom had for him. Then foster mom presented him with his new little shirt for his first photo session. Isn't he just adorable! Stay tuned as we learn more about this little cuddle buddy. He is up to date on shots, and Rabies, however, he will be visiting Dr. Jeni for his wellness check up and a preliminary eye exam.

Be sure to see additional photos at Foster Mom's Facebook page: A NC United Yorkie Rescue Foster. Should you wish to donate to Jax's medical cost, please select the PayPal beneath his UYR write up. Jax thanks you and UYR for taking him into Rescue.


To date we've spent $714.30 on Jax's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $70.00 in donations.
Please donate!

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

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

Precious is a seven 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

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 $25.00 in donations.
Please donate!

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

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

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

THANK YOU TO ROSCOE'S RESCUE ANGELS!

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

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 $4051.41 on Roscoe's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $3321.00 in donations.
Please donate!

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

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

Just Chillin on My Blankie
North Carolina
Zen

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

THANK YOU TO ZEN'S RESCUE ANGELS!

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

Update 6/16/17

Peek-a-boo playful Zen is the best little Yorkie pup this side of heaven. He is so full of character, you just wait and watch for his next little move. Zen, a perfect name for this little man. He is laid back, takes life easy, enjoys a romp in the yard or a lay on the couch. He is happy with pup or person. Just give him a fenced in area in which to run a couple of squirrels, explore the grounds, or just lay in the soft green grass soaking up the sun’s rays. Great on leash, great on the grooming table, great with pups, humans, and cats! He’s been through quite an ordeal since arriving at foster, but he’s come through like a champ. If you are looking for a companion, a sleeping partner, a traveling companion, or your all around next best friend, look no more. He is here at www.unitedyorkierescue.org and if you would like to contribute to his medical cost, please select the PayPal below. For more information on Zen you may also contact foster mom at laloba1016@yahoo.com.

Update 6/1/17

Zing goes the strings on your heart when you meet ZEN; a wonderful playful little guy that knows just how to pull on your heart strings. He is very smart, attentive and lovable! He loves to cuddle. AND he knows how to play peek-a-boo! He is a perfect sleeping partner, although he takes up quite a bit of space – he enjoys snuggling under the covers. Zen is happy on the couch, in the yard, in the car, anywhere his person is. House broken, loves the fenced yard in which to explore and be off leash, he does well on leash too! He gets along with all his foster brothers and plays well with them. A perfect companion for anyone 8 years of age and up. A yard with a fence is desired for this boy, and perhaps another playmate too as not only would he make a great human companion pup, Zen would be perfect companion for any pup his size. Videos and pics of Zen can be found on foster mom’s facebook page: A NC United Yorkie Rescue Foster. Visit him there to see what he’s up to next as he continues to be a joy to foster with surprises and delights at every turn. If you would like to assist with Zen’s continued care, please select the Pay Pal button beneath his UYR bio. Zen thanks you and wishes you a happy summer.

Update 4/17/17

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

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

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

Update 3/23/17

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


To date we've spent $1958.80 on Zen's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $385.00 in donations.
Please donate!

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

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

Susie is a 7 year old, 12 pound girl with special needs being fostered in Cleveland, OH.

THANK YOU TO SUSIE'S RESCUE ANGELS!

Stephanie Frey

Update 6/22/17: Susie was seen by the vet today to x-ray her back. She has been appearing to be in pain and we wanted to know what was going on. Susie has ruptured disks in her back that are likely the cause of her pain. The vet does not want to put her on a steroid because of the side effects and likely limited effectiveness. Instead he is putting her on rymadil and we will see how she does on that for the next couple of weeks (if we notice no change then he will try a different medication). He is also putting her on a sedative (low dose) for her really bad days. Susie also has severe luxaited platellas. The vet feels that since it has been so long with the injuries there is really nothing to be done but to keep her comfortable.

The vet also noticed in her right eye a possible melanoma and we will be watching that for any changes. Susie was updated on all her vaccinations today and the vet also recommended not using the wheelchair as much because she is able to use her front legs and still can stand using her rear legs...just not for long periods of time. The wheelchair keeps her from using what muscles she has and weakens them even further. So we will use it for her walks only, which she enjoys.

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


To date we've spent $375.00 on Susie's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $25.00 in donations.
Please donate!

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

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

Bert
Tennessee
Bert (and Ernie)

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

THANK YOU TO BERT'S RESCUE ANGELS!

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

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 $399.00 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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Ella Claire at the Dogtor
Tennessee
Ella Claire

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

THANK YOU TO ELLA CLAIRE'S RESCUE ANGELS!

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

Update 4/22/17 On April 3rd little Ella underwent surgery to have one of the bigger tumors removed from her chest. Examined was 3 sections of the mammary tumor in which tests concluded was a malignant epithelial mass with a benign mesenchymal component (Cancer). Heartbroken but not deterred we immediately scheduled an appointment for Ella at Nashville Vet Specialist. On April 19th Ella was seen by the oncologist to discuss options going forward. After additional consultation with the surgeon recommendation was to undergo a complete bilateral mastectomy. This would ultimately ensure all the malignant mammary tumors were removed and would give this pint size little girl the opportunity to live the best, longest, happiest, life cancer free !!! So on Tuesday, April 25th Ella goes in for her first of two surgeries, which will also include a spay. We are excited and nervous all at the same time! Thank you for your continued prayers and support for this strong, amazing, resilient, precious little girl.

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

Updated Bio 3/20/17

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

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

Adoption Pending

To date we've spent $2073.11 on Ella Claire's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $1935.00 in donations.
Please donate!

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

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

Ernie
Tennessee
Ernie (and Bert)

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

THANK YOU TO ERNIE'S RESCUE ANGELS!

Jan Hobbs, Jan Hobbs

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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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

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 $912.83 on Jake's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $140.00 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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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 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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Rusty

Rusty
Tennessee
Rusty

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

THANK YOU TO RUSTY'S RESCUE ANGELS!

Karry Rogers, Wendy Fuhrmaneck, Stacy Hanselman, Kim Hawkins

Update 6/12/17

Hello everyone Rusty here and I am so excited to tell you all about what I did last week! My foster mom and her United Yorkie Rescue friends and even their friends and family wanted to get the word our about the rescue and what they do to help us find homes and I got to help too! They set up a booth at Summerfest with all kinds of stuff doggie stuff, people food and drinks, and also information about the rescue. I got to go everyday and meet other foster dogs like Bert and Ernie, Mazie, and Rocco they are all my new fur-friends they even had other dogs there that already had found their families like Chloe, Zoe, and Hope and many more I can't remember all the names but we were all there to get the word out. I got to spend time with people who wanted to love on me and pet me and give me kisses it was so much fun... on the last night I even got to stay out late for the fireworks and they were so pretty... I really like being about to get out and go places... so if you think I might be the perfect fit for your family please fill out an application. You can also help my donating to my care by clicking the paypal button below. I do have a couple of issue that my foster mom wants to make sure you know about but nothing that keeps me from having a good time. I have skin allergies so I must eat special food and you can't let me have any other food even though I might try to sneak it. I do take medicine for my allergies and heart murmur but I don't let anything keep me down I am always ready to go for a ride in the car. Please email my foster Mom with questions!

Update 5/14/17

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

Update 4/2/17

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

Updated Bio 2/28/17

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

Initial Bio 2/12/17

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

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


To date we've spent $1097.31 on Rusty's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $110.00 in donations.
Please donate!

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

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

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

THANK YOU TO LULU'S RESCUE ANGELS!

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

Update Bio. 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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Texas
Murphy

Murphy is a sweet 5 year old, 10 pound little boy being fostered near Dallas, TX.

6/23/17: Today Murphy saw Dr. Sam and had the bleeding mass removed from his ear and sutured. It has been sent out for biopsy, so I’m praying and I ask you to pray too that we will have good results. We have also sent to Texas A&M bloodwork to check Murphy’s thyroid function to see if this hair loss may be indicative of something else going on. We are treating the infection in his eyes as well. This little guy is pretty out of it today, but is getting some of the best love from his foster mom!!

It is always sad to see a 4.5yr old, 10lb Yorkie that has been so neglected to the point that it’s just plain abuse. Having a tumor rupture is painful! Having a skin disease that takes away your hair and the itching that is almost unbearable is just heartbreaking as well. How people can sit there and watch these babies have these masses and do NOTHING breaks my heart. But as a true rescue and neglected baby, Murphy just wants love. He is honestly one of the best little boys I have had the pleasure to care for. He has a loving heart and soul that is priceless.

Please consider making a donation towards Murphy’s medical bills. We have already spent close to $800.00 in just his initial vetting that was very much warranted. If you have any questions regarding Murphy or his availability, please feel free to contact me anytime at sklingbeil52@gmail.com.

6/13/17: Another grateful little boy has entered our rescue…everyone please meet the gentlest of souls, Murphy! Murphy came to UYR as a rescue from Dallas Animal Shelter (High Kill facility). Although we don’t know much about this little baby, we do know he was adopted but was returned after one month’s time. My feelings are that the perspective adopters were not prepared for the medical attention that this sweet boy would need. Upon our rescue, he was immediately taken to vets in the Dallas area and began a system of medicated baths. Once Murphy arrived into my care, I immediately set up his vet appointments and his issues were finally addressed. Murphy had a significant ulcerated mass at the base of his left ear, fleshy, bleeding and highly inflamed. Poor angel was also diagnosed with sarcoptic mange with hair loss on all parts of his little body and erythematous.


To date we've spent $761.59 on Murphy's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $0 in donations.
Please donate!

For more information, contact my foster parents at: sklingbeil52@gmail.com.

To fill out the adoption application for Murphy click here.
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TX Charlie
Texas
TX Charlie

TX Charlie is a sweet 14 year old, 10 pound little boy being fostered near Dallas, TX.

6/10/17 Charlie is a sweet and handsome boy. He is 14 years young and weighs about 11 pounds. Charlie’s owner is active military and found himself in a position of being unable to care for him as he is gone for weeks at a time.

This boy will win you over with his sweet personality and if that doesn’t work just look at those eyes!! He is really a precious little guy who likes to cuddle. He would be a perfect companion for someone who is home most of the time. He is great with kids and other dogs. He walks on a leash perfectly and seems 100% housetrained. Charlie will have his first vet visit this week and we will keep you posted.ny questions please email foster mom at Yorkielove0409@yahoo.com


To date we've spent $553.37 on TX Charlie's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $0 in donations.
Please donate!

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

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

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

THANK YOU TO OLIVER'S RESCUE ANGELS!

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

Update Bio. 6-24-17. Oliver has great news! After a pup has a liver shunt repaired surgically the test of success is a bile acid test. His bile acids are read before eating and again after eating. When Charlie arrived his counts were 485/331 (normal 13/25). He was a very sick boy.

We are thrilled to say that as of today his counts are 55/9!! He is eating well and full of energy. He is going to continue his low protein diet and medication routine for 4 more weeks just to see if we can get that top number down a little bit further however he is a true little success story.

Thank you to all who have donate to his care and kept him in your thoughts.

Update 6/21/17. Oliver just had his bile acid recheck and the news is very good. His pre and post meal readings are significantly reduced. His vet wants him to remain on lactulose for 4 more weeks and then have another retest of his bile acids before issuing a final prognosis...but she said this is great news for Oliver. Oliver is a very lucky boy :-)and we are all very pleased with his progress.

Update Bio. 06-07-17. Oliver is 4 weeks post surgery and feeling great!! He healed perfectly and has started bouncing around like a yorkie should. He runs, he plays and is such a happy boy. He has been off of the medicine that controls seizures for over a week now and guess what....no seizures!! He still takes lactulose and amoxicillin but in reduce amounts. On June 19th Oliver will have bile acids test done. Join us in praying and hoping for good results. Good results will indicate that his liver is functioning properly and that the shunt surgery was successful!!

Oliver is a joy and I know he is thankful to UYR and our donors for helping him get the care he needed. If you would like to join Team Oliver and help us with his medical expenses please visit him on the website. Your support is so greatly appreciated.

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

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

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

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

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

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


To date we've spent $4857.63 on TX Oliver's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $1498.20 in donations.
Please donate!

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

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

Emmett is a sweet, 7 pound, 11 year-old Yorkie boy being fostered in Richmond, VA..

Update 6/27/17

Extra! Extra! Read All About Me! Experienced Love Machine and Body Guard Seeking Home!

Emmett is the sweetest little Love Machine. He loves being around his people and is a snuggle pup. If you have an opening for a personal body guard and food enthusiast- he’s your man! He loves to sit close to his human (or on you) and cuddle. He also gets very excited when the leash comes out and it is time to go for a walk! He loves treats, dinner time, and belly rubs. He is house-trained, crate trained, and leash trained. Emmett is up to date on his routine annual care. He was badly in need of a dental upon his surrender and lost a few teeth, so he has a crooked smile now when the tip of his tongue sticks out on the right-hand side. UYR made sure that he got an extensive checkup from dogtor including a bloodwork panel and he is in very good health. He is not afraid of any people and was a very good patient.

He is potty trained and has no use or interest in potty pads. He is crate trained as well. Emmett knows “sit” and might also know “stay” and he most definitely responds to the word “no.” He must have been fed table scraps as he is an impatient beggar when we eat (he forgets all his training) so we have been crating him during our meals. He will climb up high on the furniture in the house as he does not seem to be afraid of anything. He would need to be monitored against this to prevent injuries.

Emmett’s favorite things are to sit in your lap or cuddle, eat, go for walks, and chase birds in the yard. He has quite a bit of energy for all the fun things in life but also is very happy enjoying downtime with his people. He “plays” with a couple of small toys by squeaking them and carrying them around. He would need to go to a home where he gets a couple of walks a day. Being able to run around in a fenced in yard would be a bonus. Emmett would do well in a home as a primary dog or one with other dogs as well. We would prefer that he goes to a home with older children due to his size.

He will come along with his crate and a few other personal items from his original owners and foster home.

Initial Bio 4/21/17

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

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

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


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

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

To fill out the adoption application for Emmett click here.
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Ricky in his Wrapped In Love Blanket

Ricky with his Wrapped In Love Blanket
Virginia
Ricky

Ricky is a sweet 14 year old 8 pound Yorkie male being fostered in Salem, VA.

THANK YOU TO RICKY'S RESCUE ANGELS!

Ilene Rand, Wendy Fuhrmaneck

Updated Bio 6/5/17

Ricky is a senior Yorkie but he is very healthy. He has no known medical issues at all, takes no medication, is house trained and he is looking for a very special adopter with a heart for senior dogs to give him love and a safe space to live out his remaining senior days. Ricky is a very low energy boy. His favorite thing is to while away the hours napping in his soft bed while getting lots of petting. He also likes meal time and snacks and loves sleeping in bed with his humans. He loves petting, but prefers his bed to lap-sitting. He would be a perfect companion for a senior person or a small space since he does not require a lot of exercise; just someone to love him, feed him and take him out for bathroom breaks.

Are you one of those very special people who loves senior dogs and appreciates all the many special qualities that senior dogs have? If so, we think Ricky just might be the perfect dog for you. Please fill out an application to adopt him today or email his foster mom for additional details at Srodabaugh@yahoo.com

Updated Bio 3/9/17

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

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

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

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

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

Initial Bio 2/24/17

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


To date we've spent $723.61 on Ricky's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $135.00 in donations.
Please donate!

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

To fill out the adoption application for Ricky click here.
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Scout in his Wrapped In Love Blanket

Scout just Chillin
Virginia
Scout

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

THANK YOU TO SCOUT'S RESCUE ANGELS!

Sandy Pagnotta, Marie Walz, Sandra Wendt, Colleen Fox, Connie Peters, Kristin Serafin, Sandy Pagnotta, Wendy Fuhrmaneck, Vicki Silver, Susan Duffy, James Burke, Leslie Corbell, Amy Chernault, Sharon and Allen Springman, Dalia Ashman, Amanda Barton-Epple, Nicole DeNunzio, Suzi and Shiann McKee, Dawn Abbott, Christine Brown

Update 6/16/17

Scout has not had a good month. This precious boy came to us with chronic ear infections and we have been trying to get these under control since he came to us. His general Vet referred him to a specialist and Scout had a CT scan of his ear. We finally have answers to what is going on with this sweet boy. Scout has a very large tumor that has invaded his ear canal and attached itself to the wall and has completely obstructed all of the structures of his ear. Not only has this made him functionally deaf in that ear but it is extremely painful for him. The specialist feels that Scout can be cured by doing a surgery called a Total Ear Canal Ablation. This is good news because we very much want Scout to be free of pain and healthy so that he can be adopted. The cost of this surgery is estimated to be $2600 to $2900 but hopefully should cure him. We have already spent almost $1000 diagnosing his condition so poor Scout is turning out to be a very expensive rescue for us. We would so appreciate any assistance towards defraying the cost of his care. You can help Scout by clicking the PayPal button beneath his Bio and we Thank You very much! Scout will not be ready for adoption until mid-July.

Update 4/30/17

Attention please! An adorable dog emergency has been declared!

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

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

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

Updated 3/9/17

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


To date we've spent $3501.01 on Scout's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $830.00 in donations.
Please donate!

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

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

Snickers is a sweet, 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

Bio 4/21/17 Snickers came to UYR along with his fur-friend Emmett from owners with young toddlers and a newborn on the way. The family reluctantly surrendered them both to UYR so that they could find homes where they could receive the love and attention they deserve.

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

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

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


To date we've spent $1051.48 on Snickers's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $10.00 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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Teddy Ruxpin

Wanna Play?
Virginia
Teddy Ruxpin

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

THANK YOU TO TEDDY RUXPIN'S RESCUE ANGELS!

Karry Rogers, Wendy Fuhrmaneck, Peter Leon, Joan Shelly

Update 6/19/17

Teddy here and I am doing great in my foster home. I USED to weigh in at an unhealthy 10 lbs, but now I'm fit and trim at 7.5 lbs. I was overweight but thanks to the care I received from UYR whom discovered I had hypothyroidism. Now that I'm being treated for it, I'm at my healthy weight. I also no longer have a mouth full of infected teeth after seeing the doggie dentist.

I am waiting for my new Mommy and Daddy to return from vacation so they can take me to my FUREVER home the second week of July. That's right! I am officially "Adoption Pending!" Thanks to everyone who has read my story and asked about me. I am so excited to be adopted! Thank you to UYR and thank you to everyone who supported me! Xoxo - Teddy Ruxpin

UPDATED BIO 5/20/17

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Updated Bio 4/30/17

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

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

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

INITIAL Bio 4/29/17

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

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

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

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

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

Adoption Pending

To date we've spent $1385.90 on Teddy Ruxpin's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $240.00 in donations.
Please donate!

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

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

Meet the beautiful Daisy. Daisy is a 2-year-old yorkie/russell mix being fostered in WV.

Initial Bio. 06/06/17. Daisy is a highly desirable Yorkie Russell. Her mom is a Yorkie and her dad is a Jack Russell. She is two years old and weighs about ten pounds. She has been with United Yorkie Rescue for only a few days and already she has made herself at home. Usually, foster mom likes to bring home a new dog, let them take a nap in the quiet room, and slowly introduce the new dog to the furry gang. But this was not going to happen. Little Daisy easily got out of both gated rooms. So Daisy, met her new siblings soon after her arrival. She did beautifully. They all were on board to make her feel at home. She slept with foster mom and human sister and all the dogs the first night in a big living room sleepover. Daisy has already stirred quite a bit of interest among adopters, so if you think you have the right home for this sweet girl, please inquire soon. With all of this interest, getting to know her is essential so she went on a mini adventure to see how she likes activities. On her first day, she went to McDonald's, her human sister's work at a furniture store, and shopping at TJ Maxx. She knows how to behave in public and rides beautifully in a harness in the car. She is calm and has no problem in public situations. At home she comes when she is called, is housetrained, and gets along with all dogs.

Daisy is a much loved girl whose owner selflessly asked for help when changes occurred that left Daisy home alone most of the day. She also recently lost her dog sibling and Daisy loves other dogs. Daisy was picked out from birth by her family and has always been in a loving home with children and dogs. Daisy will get spayed and have her shots updated. Then she will be ready for her forever home. This smart, adorable, and sweet little girl is going to make an amazing addition to her new family. She's just perfect! She can jump indoor gates but she doesn't need one in her permanent home. Foster mom's gates are in place to protect the tiny ones from getting lost in the house. She's so young and already trained. She's calm, polite, and is a pure joy to be around. Daisy is looking for a home with other dogs, children, and activities. We don't know how she is with cats. She also enjoys quiet time and would be happy with one person who has time for her. She is adaptable to many options. She is so smart. She is easily catching on to new commands and play activities. Daisy just likes to fit in and be a part of a loving family.


To date we've spent $533.67 on Daisy'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 Daisy 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. 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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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

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 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 $892.49 on Primrose's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $1580.00 in donations.
Please donate!

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

To fill out the adoption application for Primrose click here.
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