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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

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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


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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Pee Wee & Ginger
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Pee Wee / Adoption donation is $400 each ( Must be placed together)

March 2017
Hi! My name is Ginger and I am a 5 1/2 year old Yorkie. My brother, Pee Wee, and I came to live with our Yorkshire Terrier National Rescue foster mom because our mom couldn't care for us any longer. We are larger Yorkies. At our old house we were able to eat all day long and we got ourselves into big trouble with our weight. Our foster mom has us in doggie fat camp and we now eat 3 very small meals a day and do LOTS of exercise. We enjoy all the walks and activity and our waistlines are improving each day! Our goal weight is around 11-12 pounds. Personally, I think I am the cutest. I love my brother very much and like to play and sleep with him but I also love my human and follow them everywhere. I LOVE walks and playing, belly rubs, snuggling on the couch, car rides and all other animals including cats. I'm undecided about horses but one of them kissed me last week. YUCK! He slobbered me! I also chase bunnies and squirrels so I must have a fenced yard to keep me safe. We are pottie trained, spayed/neutered, have all of our shots, have beautiful strong teeth and are healthy as can be. The vet said we are "perfect" and she would adopt us in a heartbeat if she hadn't just gotten a new dog. Please consider adopting me along with my brother cause we really love each other but I promise that we can have room in our hearts for you too. Who wouldn't want to add a gorgeous set of bookends to their family? Please fill out an application and be sure to put our names, Ginger and Pee Wee, on it.

Hi! Pee Wee here. You may have already read about me from my sister, Ginger, but here's my take on our story. My sister and I are 5 1/2 years old. We are larger Yorkies that have come to live with our Yorkshire Terrier National Rescue foster mom cause our other mom could no longer care for us. We were allowed to free feed at our old house and we got into trouble with our weight. We got REALLY fat but now we are in our foster mom's version of the Biggest Loser and we're shrinking day by day! Our goal weight is around 11-12 pounds. I'm a little bit smaller than my sister. We love all types and sizes of dogs and cats. She likes to chase bunnies and squirrels but I'm indifferent to them but I do like to run and play so we need a fenced yard to keep us safe. I love to cuddle with you on the couch or sleep at your feet. I'm not much for playing with toys. I like car rides and love to go for walks.

We're house broken, neutered/spayed, have all of our shots and have strong healthy teeth. Ginger thinks she is the better looking but I have such a deep gold face with beautiful dark eyes. I'm quite the catch. We would really like to be adopted together cause we love each other but we have big hearts and have more than enough room to love you too! Please fill out an application to adopt us, Pee Wee and Ginger. We promise to fill your home with tons of fun and love. As the vet said at our appointment last week, "they are perfect dogs". Adoption donation is $400 Each (Must go together) includes Microchip.


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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.