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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

August 2016
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 lbs.( and overweight) and 3 years old. Due to being in a cage for the majority of her life, she is timid, shy and very skittish. Her foster mom has begun housebreaking her, but she will need continued training until she understands. She had no human socialization, but she loves to play with other dogs, both large and small. Little Ellie also has serious vision problems. The Veterinarian believes Ellie had some sort of trauma to her eyes that resulted in scar tissue forming on her corneas. 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. 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, microchipped, 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


Candy / Adoption donation is $150

November 2016
Meet Candy! A wonderful dog that has so much love to give a person in a quiet home. She is about 15 years old, but will play and strut around like a young pup. She adores being held in your lap and playing like she is going to 'get you'. Her eyesight is good , but she has a little trouble hearing anything but the loudest sounds. She is spayed, heartworm and parasite tested as well as microchipped and vaccinated. If you are a homebody that needs a best friend, this girl is the one for you. She looks a little rough, but that's because she wasn't getting the top notch care she had needed for a while. Her foster mommy says she is happy, loving and eager to please. Fill out an application now for Candy and take her home in time for the holidays. Adoption donation is $150.00, includes microchip.

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Tory / Adoption donation is $300

November 2016
Say hello to Tory. This little Yorkie male is 12 years old and a slim 9 lbs. Tory likes to go where you go and is a well Mannered doggie. He walks well on a leash and behaves in the car. The little fellow was attacked by a large dog last year, and while he made a full recovery, he lost his right eye to the accident. Tory has a very sensitive stomach, so no people food! He needs to stay on the food he's used to or he has problems. Tory is microchipped, vaccinated, neutered and ready to take on a new home and family. Please consider giving Tory the gift of a new home for the holidays. Fill out an application now and put Tory down as your choice. Adoption donation is $300.00, 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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Mia/ Adoption donation is $350

November 2016
Mia has sweet disposition that is sure to win your heart! We donít know much about her history, but can tell you she is about 10 years old. She had a family for many years, but out lived them. Mia is full of energy and very compliant. She likes long walks, and she is out door potty trained. We are working on using pads for when she is left home for work days, and for the snowy days ahead. Mia is also working on learning to sit, and other basic commands.

She gets along with everyone she meets, regardless of species. Although she may have a little Napoleon complex when it comes to large dogs. Mia enjoys the company of cats and will cuddle up them, and will even accept a little grooming from the cat but you can tell she is not a fan of the rough tongue. In the evening she enjoys some lap time with people after a nice round of fetch. Mia has lost her teeth, but that doesnít stop her from enjoying her meals, she is on a canned food diet with soft treats.

Mia would do well in a home where someone is home much of the day. Adoption Donation is $350, 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.

Boston Massachusetts

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Rico / Adoption donation is $900

October 2016
Rico is a little 7 month old Yorkie puppy that was surrendered to YTNR, he is being neutered and will be available for adoption soon. Heís had very little discipline and we are working on that now. He went to a Puppy Kindergarden Halloween Party as a frog. He did well with everyone and even the bigger dogs. He has Asian eyes and hoping to get some interest in him by exposing him. He is a wild man and a jumper...must correct that. His Adoption donation is $900, includes microchip.


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Remi / Adoption donation is $400

Sept. 2016
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. Adoption donation is $400, includes microchip.

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Kimmie / Adoption donation is $900

Sept. 2016
Kimmie is an energetic, playful 6 year old. Kimmie is mostly house trained, peeped trained and crate trained. She weighs about 11lbs and would do best with a playmate closer to her size. Kimmie does get along well with other dogs.

Kimmie is a special needs little girl. She had liver shunt surgery last December. Her bile acids were still a little high at her three month check so she was retested again at six months post surgery. Her levels still came back a little high so she will need to remain on her special diet and medication. Kimmie is doing really well. You can see more of her story on the special needs page.

Kimmie would be a great addition to a family or companion to someone who is home full or part time. If you think she is the one for you please fill out an application and don't forget to ask for her by name. Kimmie is being fostered in East TN. Adoption donation is $900.00, includes microchip.

Liver Shunt Surgery at the University of Tennessee is over $2000.00 this does not include all of the other medical expenses we have had for Kimmie.