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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.

Thank you, Mary Elizabeth Dugmore

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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

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Lou / Adoption donation is $150

March 2017
This pretty little boy is Lou. He was discarded with Paddywak in a box at the front door of a high kill shelter. Apparently they had exhausted their use at stud in a puppy mill. We went to rescue them but Lou had been adopted the day before. Reading Paddywak's story you will know their history. Later I got an email from the woman who adopted Lou to tell me she had him. We had met before thru the rescue. After about 6 months she called me and said she felt badly for him because he missed her so much when she worked and wanted her attention all the rest of the day and night. He was so needy for the love and affection he discovered so late in life at 10 years. She felt he would be better off with someone who could be there to love him all the time.

He is here now with his brother, sharing my lap and snuggling close in bed. Lou is a delightful little boy at 5.5 lbs., but with a big appetite. He, too lost all his teeth from poor care so he eats soft food and small kibble. He is forever your companion, in your lap or by your feet. He also was debarked but left with a raspy voice that he uses to ďtalkĒ to you when he wants something. Lou is at least 11 years old and has a heart condition. You wouldnít know he was ill because he wants to be a part of all things and has responded well to his medication. Lou is a little sweetheart and always gets admiring compliments.....just naturally the first to get attention. However, he knows who he belongs to and is very loyal. The first day here he stayed in his little doggie house missing his mama. The second day he went exploring and by the next day had become foster momís biggest fan. Dogs always make one feel special and Lou is no exception !

He is neutered, micro chipped, fully vaccinated and heartworm tested. He takes Lasik medication. Adoption donation is $150, includes microchip.

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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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


Tyson / Adoption donation $800

April 2017
Hello World! This is Tyson. This adorable fellow is only a pup. He is a Yorkie/Havanese mix and was born on January 28, 2017. At 10 weeks old he weighs just 5.7 pounds. He is full of energy and exuberance. His innocence and joy are exhibited in everything he does. Tyson is a confident pup, he enjoys meeting new people, new dogs and loves everyone he meets. Not only is he sweet, he is smart. Tyson knows how to sit and lay down on command (and for treats). He is walking well on a leash, rides well in the car and sleeps in a crate all night with out a sound out of him and no potty accidents. He learned to use the doggy door within moments of arriving at the foster home. Since Tyson is already on the right track to being an excellent companion to someone, we have strict requirements for the adoptive family. Please read the following carefully. We will only consider Adopting Tyson to someone if: there is a yard or outdoor area for Tyson to play in daily. Potty walks are not enough exercise. There is another dog of similar size as Tyson to keep him company when you are gone. We may allow Tyson to be an only pet if there is a stay at home/work at home person in the family. The family must keep up Tyson's obedience training through out his first year. This should include a professional class and multiple training sessions per week on your own at home. Tyson will need additional vaccinations as he grows older. No children under 7 years old.

If you can be the family Tyson is dreaming of, fill out an application today. He will be microchipped, neutered, puppy vaccinated, Heartworm and parasite tested before going to his new home. Adoption donation is $800.00, 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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Abby & Betsy
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Abby & Betsy / Adoption donation is $300 for both

April 2017
Hi there. My name is Abby. My sister, Betsy, and I used to live in Tennessee but our mom got sick and couldn't take care of us and our brothers and sisters any longer. We came up North and are now living with our Yorkshire Terrier National Rescue foster mom. We were born on July 19, 2005 and have been together all of our lives. When we first came here we were separated in different foster homes. We both cried all night long until we saw each other at the doctorís office one day. We were so happy to see each other. We kissed and played and snuggled. Then we got the good news that the decision had been made to let us stay together while in foster care. There has not been one word out of us since. That means that we must be adopted together. We are very healthy and quite active for being 11 years old. We are outside potty trained but will go on pads if the weather is bad. Betsy considers anything under 65 degrees "cold" and she doesn't care for snow. I had my teeth cleaned a month ago. Betsy doesn't have any teeth anymore so her little tongue hangs out of her mouth sometimes. We both have excellent appetites. We make sure that mom knows it is time to get up and feed us every morning. I weigh 6 lbs., Betsy weighs 5 lbs.. We both eat dry kibble but we do appreciate having a little warm water put on it to make gravy! Mom says that we would eat her out of house and home if we let her. We get along with all sorts and sizes of dogs. We haven't been tested around cats. We love to follow mom around all over the house but our most favorite thing is to cuddle with her and each other on the couch. Betsy has some arthritis in her back and she can't jump up on the couch but she can jump down. At night we sleep curled up together in one bed. Mom won't let us sleep in her bed because she is afraid we might fall off and get hurt. We like to go for car rides and even chew on an occasional bone.

We are looking for a forever home where we can snuggle with you and keep you and your couch warm. We don't take up a lot of room but we will fill your heart with love. If you are interested in us please fill out an adoption application and ask for us, Abby and Betsy.

PS We look so much alike we will make sure you know who is who. Adoption Donation is $300 for both microchip included.


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Buster / Adoption donation is $350

February 2017
Buster is another of the Magnificent 13, he sure is a handsome boy. Buster weighs about 5 pounds and is 7 Ĺ years old. If you have read about the others there is not much more we can say. They are the sweetest little Yorkies you will ever meet. They were all well loved by the owners who had to give them up because of illness. Buster will need work with potty training, he wears a belly band in the house for safety measures. He has been neutered, UTD on vaccines, heart worm neg. Buster is looking for someone to love him for the rest of his life, he will give you more love than you can imagine. So if you are looking to add a handsome man to your life please consider Buster.

Fill out an application and add his name if he is the man for you. Adoption Donation is $350, includes Microchip.

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Jerry / Adoption donation is $325

February 2017
Everyone meet one of the boys from the Magnificent 13. This is Jerry Lee he is 6 Ĺ years old and weighs 5 Ĺ pounds. As with all the magnificent 13 he is as sweet as sweet can be. He doesnít want to lay in your lap, when you pick him up he just falls in your arms on his back and wants his belly rubbed. He will let you rub his belly as long as youíre willing to pleasure him. He is a guy who knows what he wants. Jerry Lee is ready for adoption. He is neutered, UTD on all his shots, heart worn Neg. If you love giving belly rubs Jerry Lee is the boy for you. He needs work with potty training, but he is one handsome boy wouldnít you agree. He just wants a loving home to retire in and give you much love.

If he is the boy for you fill out an application and include his name. Adoption Donation is $325, 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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Lily / Adoption donation is $350

March 2017
This is Lily. She is a beautiful 6 year old Yorkie, she weighs 10 pounds is looking for someone to love her unconditionally. Lily is wary of strangers but once she accepts you, she is the sweetest little girl...loving attention and wanting to be with you always. Lily is house trained so needs someone that is home enough to let her out to potty. She loves exploring the outdoors so would like a fenced yard. Lily is uncomfortable around children so needs a home without them. She gets along well with cats and other dogs. Lily is very smart, wants to please and is food motivated so should be easy to train. She is spayed, UTD on vaccinations and heartworm negative.

If Lily sounds like the one youíve been searching for, please fill out an adoption application and remember to put her name on it. Adoption donation is $350, includes microchip.


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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.