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To rescue a Yorkie, a minimum donation to Yorkshire Terrier National Rescue is required based upon on the age and condition of the dog and medical expenses incurred beginning at $150 plus a $25 fee for Microchipping. Each dog is Microchipped before going to it's new home. Read about our Microchip Policy here.

If you are interested in a Yorkie that is not in your home state, you may still send an inquiry, however, every effort is first made to place the dogs locally, however in some circumstances we do allow the adopted families to come pick the dogs from their foster home.

We tend to have more people willing to rescue our Yorkies than we have dogs available. While this may mean that you may have to wait a considerable amount of time before a rescue becomes available, it is the best possible situation for our Yorkies needing new "forever" homes. You must fill out the form to be put on the waiting list, and someone in your area will contact you.

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Come see our Special Needs Dogs here. These dogs need extra help. Any donation you can make will help us help little dogs like this needing extreme emergency care.

Available Rescue's Below:

Southern California

Nicky & Rocky
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Nicky & Rocky / Adoption donation is $850

November 2016
Nicky and Rocky are two homebody buddies. They are not brothers, but love each other even more than brothers if that is possible, so we wonít separate them. Both little guys are 7 years old. Rocky is the bigger brother at 10 lbs. Nicky is little bro at 8 lbs. They havenít been out in the world much, but foster mom says that they get along well with other dogs and are a delight to have in the home. These cuties have been brought up to date on their vaccinations, been heart worm and fecal tested ( negative) and were given a nice going over by the Vet as well. The exam and blood work show these guys to be healthy little tykes. Both boys had full dental cleanings so they are more than ready to find a brand new furever home for the holidays. Please fill out an application now if you are looking for a double dose of unconditional love and affection. Adoption donation is $850.00, including microchips.

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Ellie / Adoption donation is $650

January 2017
We would like you to meet Ellie. She has a rags to rescue story and we plan to give her a Cinderella ending. Miss Ellie was part of a group of dogs seized in southern CA when they were abandoned in a warehouse. These dogs had been used as breeders for the sole purpose of selling their puppies by greedy, immoral so-called human beings. Once the dogs were saved and adopted to individuals, Ellie had thought she found her forever home. Unfortunately, Ellieís owner has passed away and Ellie finds herself an orphan once again.

This sweet female is 7 .5 lbs. and 3 years old. Due to being in a cage for the majority of her life, she is timid, shy and very skittish. She is about 80% housebroken now and uses pee-pads. She had no human socialization, but she loves to play with other dogs, both large and small. Little Ellie also has a slight vision problem. The Veterinarian believes Ellie had some sort of trauma to her eyes that resulted in scar tissue forming on her corneas. She has no problem in daylight, but cannot see well in the dark. She should not go to a home where she will be kenneled or left alone all day. Also, no small children due to her small size and fearful demeanor. The perfect home will be quiet and loving, have a secure yard for her to explore and a dog buddy is an absolute must. This little one truly needs a Fairy Godparent to take her in and treat her right.

If you can give this little Yorkie the fairy tale home she deserves for the rest of her life, fill out an adoption application now. She is spayed, micro-chipped, heartworm negative and up to date on all vaccinations. Adoption donation is $650.00, includes Microchip.

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Paddywak / Adoption donation is $250

May 2016
Paddywak came to us from a high kill shelter in L.A. He seemed so very small and compliant, not especially reactive for an 11 year old boy. He had never been nuetered and his breath could knock you over from bad teeth long uncared for. When he was placed in the home among the greeting family of yorkies he seemed ready to do his job which seemed to be mounting any willing volunteers. There were none and he was quickly rebuffed and soon avoided. Paddywak had to learn a new way of life. From his reaction to things this little boy had never been talked to, loved or played with by a human and apparently was only bred to reproduce. Housetraining was a puzzle to him and affection quite foreign.

Today this little boy is a new "person". He has had all his shots, neutered and fresh breath. His teeth cleaning really meant removing rotted teeth that didn't even bleed.....there was only infection left in the gums. He is healing, happy and attached at the lap. Sit down and he becomes part of you, move to the next room and he is by your feet. Bedtime is the best time because then he is snuggled up next to you in bed. Life has never been so good ! He is cautious with strangers but always gentle. When the others bark at imagined bad mailmen and other dangers Paddywak joins in but nothing comes out. Wherever he lived before they made sure he didn't complain so they had him debarked.

Little guy, big love now. He is ready for his best home ever! Adoption Donation is $250, includes microchip.

Northern California


Madison / Adoption donation is $400

January 2017
Madison is a recent rescue from a warehouse puppy mill operation. She is timid but friendly. She is curious and adventurous in investigating the world in her new found freedom. Her coat has been shaved as she was matted and filthy. She will be beautiful when her hair grows out. Madison is 9.7 lbs. Our vet believes that she is about 8 years old. She is now spayed, vaccinated, heart worm and fecal tested as well as microchipped. Madison needs a home with a yard and a dog buddy. She also needs a patient and reliable owner to teach her the things she needs to know to become a well mannered pet. As a puppy mill mom, Madison was never trained to walk on a leash or potty outdoors. She is smart and wants to please so she will be quick learner.

Please fill out an adoption application for Madison now. Adoption donation is $ 400.00, includes microchip.

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Jack / Adoption donation $200

January 2017
Jack is a 5 lb neutered male Yorkie. He is a curious boy that likes to look out the window on a car ride and always follows foster mom around to make sure he doesnít miss a thing. Jack loves to eat, but he is on a special food due to reoccurring pancreatitis. He must never eat people food and even some dog foods will make him ill. He also has a bit of a cough when he gets excited due to a condition called Collapsing Trachea, but he is on cough medication and it works well. Jack is 9 years old, loving and spry. He likes other dogs, but not as much as he likes people. As a small yorkie, his perfect home is one with no small kids, no larger dogs and a human parent that can spend every day with him. He is micro-chipped, heart worm tested and vaccinated.

Please fill out an application for Jack to be your new best friend. Adoption donation is $200.00, includes microchip.

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Jill / Adoption donation $350

January 2017
Juliet is a 5.4 lb spayed female Yorkie. She is a prima-donna (and why not?) and doesnít like to be left alone. She is 9 years old and in good health. Juliet has only 2 teeth, but still maintains a not-so-lady-like appetite. She is nervous riding in the car and will lay on the floor quietly, not caring about seeing the world go by. She is trained to a doggie door but is not 100% perfect in going outside to potty. Juliet is small and fragile and should not go to a home with young or rowdy children. She loves to go out in the yard to investigate, but is happiest in your lap or sleeping on your bed, sharing your pillow. Juliet is micro-chipped, vaccinated, heart-worm and fecal tested, as well as having a recent blood chemistry panel to confirm her good health.

If you would like to make Juliet your fur-baby, fill out an application now. Adoption donation is $350.00, includes microchip.

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Finn / Adoption donation is $300

July 2016
Finn is a precious senior Yorkie with a puppy dog face. He is guessed to be approximately 10 years old. He hasnít been cared for very well, he has bowed back legs from arthritis and knee caps that donít stay in place. He is a little hard of hearing and his eyesight isnít that great, especially at night. He does love to be snuggled in your lap when sitting during the day or tucked in the curve of your body when sleeping at night. He weighs a scant 4.9 lbs. Finn was turned in as a stray to the shelter and we believe he was a backyard breeding stud. He was most likely an outside dog, as he has no housebreaking and must wear a belly band. He is now neutered, had a complete dental, is fully vaccinated, heartworm and parasite tested and microchipped. He should not go to a home with children. Finn needs a quiet home where he can roam the yard in the sunshine. Little Finn deserves a new family that can provide the mild pain reliever he takes for his back legs and the patience to manage and improve his potty habits. Adoption donation is $300.00, Includes Microchip.

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Tinnie/ Adoption donation is $350

January 2017
Tinnie is a 5-6 year old Miniature Poodle weighing in at about 6 lbs. She has never met a stranger and absolutely has the sweetest temperament. She loves to cuddle and is affectionate towards all, including larger dogs. She loves peanut butter and other treats, but is on a little bit of a diet at the moment to get her down to her ideal weight.

Tinnie came to us from a couple who were suffering medically. They had four dogs, so she is very much used to being part of a pack. Her muscles in her legs are rather weak, so we are working every day to make sure she builds them back up to where they ought to be. Her teeth are also in need of a cleaning, of which will be completed prior to the finalization of the adoption.

She hasnít been taught many commands. So far, we have managed to teach her to ďsitĒ and ďlayĒ. She is becoming very proficient in both, and we hope she will continue to learn. She also knows ďcome hereĒ, which is very helpful for when itís time to eat and go out for a walk. She is fully housebroken and crate trained. Doesnít like the crate in car rides, but doesnít mind being in it at night and when leaving home.

Tinnie would benefit from somebody who will continue to challenge her, is able to accommodate her walk schedule, and loves having a companion to cuddle with. She needs to go out first thing in the morning, again after breakfast (ideally), around lunchtime, after dinner, and before bed. She has been spay, UTD on shots and microchipped. Adoption Donation is $350, includes microchip.

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Lulu/ Adoption donation is $350

November 2016
Hi everyone! My name is Lulu and I am a very active 9 year old Westie/Yorkie mix. My owners became ill and were unable to take care of me anymore, so the nice people at Yorkshire Terrier National Rescue took me in. As you can see, I am quite the gorgeous girl. I have the cutest floppy ears, big brown eyes and an impish smile. Not only am I beautiful, I am also very smart and learn quickly. I get along with dogs, especially small ones, but I do not like cats. I can run like the wind and jump high in the air so I will need a yard with a fence so that I donít get lost. Because I am so very fast, my human must be careful that I donít run out of an open door. I love to go for rides in the car and watch out the window.

My most favorite thing is to sit in your lap or next to you on the couch and cuddle. I would love to sleep in bed with you but I would be ok with sleeping in a crate if you prefer. I like people and older children too. As for bathroom issues, I am potty pad trained but my foster mom is working with me on going outside. She said that I get a B+ but Iím a high achiever and want an A so Iím working hard on it. It would be real nice if you are home a lot during the day because I really like to have my human around to keep me company. If you are looking for an adorable, smart, active little girl that loves to cuddle, I would really like to meet you. I am up to date on all of my vaccinations and have been spayed.

Please contact Yorkshire Terrier National Rescue and ask for me, Lulu. Canít wait to meet you Adoption donation is $350.00, includes microchip.


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Izzy/ Adoption donation is $125

November 2016
Calling all people who love seniors girls, my name is Izzy. I am about 14 years old, weigh about 8 Ĺ pounds. I was living with a family I thought I would be with forever, guess what I was wrong. My life was turned upside down when it was decided they didnít want me anymore. I am told I am now living in a foster home and YTNR saved me. When I first got here I didnít want any human to touch me, my foster mom gave me my space. Then after a few days she picked me up and put me in her lap and loved on me. She was horrified when she started petting me, she said if felt like my hair was full of sand. She went and got something called a flea comb and ran it though my hair, I was infested with fleas, she said she had never seen so much flea waist. I was treated and given a bath, boy that felt so good, I was filthy. We are still fighting fleas but there are less every day. She told me she just didnít understand why I wasnít taken care of, that I deserved better. She told me I had to tell you I am almost blind (see shadows) and canít here real well either. I wear panties because I am incontinent donít mind wearing them, at first I didnít want them on, tried to run away from her. I am not a lot of trouble cause I sleep most of the day. I think I have several more years for someone to enjoy having me around.

So if you love senior ladies like me please fill out an adoption application, put my name on it so they know you want to give me a loving home. Adoption Donation $125 includes microchip.

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Ebony/ Adoption donation is $800

April, 2016
I was born with nerve damage so I am considered a special needs little boy, I weigh 5.8 pounds and I am 10 months old. I was surrendered to YTNR at 2 months because something happened at birth that caused nerve damage. My owner didnít know how to take care of a pup like me so she contacted YTNR for help. Now after the loving care of my foster mom, I can now walk a lot further without my bottom hitting the floor ( but it still does sometimes). Sadly the nerve damage has affected my Kidneys and Bladder so I have to wear a belly band. I will not be able to sleep in your bed because of the Bladder problem, but that doesnít bother me in the least. My foster mom has done water therapy along with acupuncture. Without this type of care I donít think I would be walking as good as I do now.

I love to play with the other Yorkies in the house and don't want to stop! Oh I love car rides, but I need to be in a kennel for my safety. I am looking for a VERY SPECIAL FUREVER home. I want to do what is right like the other Yorkies but I just canít. I will give back to you with so much love it will melt your heart. The only other thing I can tell you about me is I HATE bath time. You really have to be strong to give me a bath, but the good side to this is I love being brushed and donít mind the clippers or hair dryer.

If you are interested in adopting me submit an application, donít forget to add my name. I am really praying I can find that special person who doesnít mind taking on a special boy like me. Please remember, my special needs will be for life due to the nerve damage, and I need someone that will be HOME ALL DAY. I am living in Indiana, if you are in another state mom said you would have to be willing to travel to adopt me. Adoption Donation $800, includes micro chip.


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Bella / Adoption donation is $350

December 2016
3 1/2 lbs. of sugar and spice, and silver blond to boot! Yes, that's me, Bella. I'm a 7 year old little cutie pie, who was loved very much, but couldn't remain in my home any longer due to life changes. I'm now looking for a new furever home, where I can cuddle up on your lap, be loved and spoiled, and grow old. I will also snuggle up with my hot water bottle doggie if need be. He's a good backup, but not as good as a parent. I'd love to be your little bed bug, that can crawl in next to you, under the covers, or sleep soundly in your arms. Forget a five dog night this winter, I'm all you need to warm up your heart and your home.

I'd love to be the only doggie in your life, but could share with a small doggie sibling. I just can't live with a cat - I become loud and outspoken. I'm also too little to share a home with small kids, since my size makes me fragile, but otherwise I'm open to suggestions. I would love to have a parent who'll dress me up and take me for short walks. Due to an old injury in my right foot, I can only do really short walks, then need to be carried - but I do love the exercise and the experience.

If you think you can spoil me rotten, and forgive the occasional (daily) potty accident, we may just be a match. Please consider completing an application and mention me by name. We can meet over some coffee and kibble and see what the future holds. Adoption Donation is $350, includes Micro chip.


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Remi / Adoption donation is $400

January 2017
Remi is a nine year old handsome fellow who is completely housebroken, quiet and friendly little guy. He has recovered from horrific dental problems that he came in with. He gets along with everyone. Dogs, cats and people. Remiís doctor said that Remi may need to go have bone removed from his sinus area because the antibiotics are not reaching the spot where the infection is hiding. So we give him antibiotics and he responds well to that and then when the antibiotics stop the infection just starts leaching out again. Remi is the sweetest little Yorkie and we continue to care for his needs. He will make a wonderful pet.

Adoption donation is $400, includes microchip.