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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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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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Yebby / Adoption donation is $250

April 2015
A dirty little yorkie was turned over to a large county shelter along with her “brother”. She was 10 years old and had spent 8 of those years with that family. The other dog was 15 and he had lived with them 13 years. He was blind and deaf and very ill. Both, sadly discarded in their vulnerable older age. Bathed and groomed, under all that grime and neglect were two lovely dogs. Sadly, the older boy had been suffering for too long and passed away after 5 days.

Yebby was very frightened the first day, not quite trusting what scary thing would happen next. By morning she was beginning to trust and by noon was quite attached. She is still very cautious with new visitors but a gentle touch will usually encourage her to give a little kiss. She has learned that a leash is a very good thing and is first in line to get hooked up and get goin’ !.....ready to get those appreciative smiles from passersby.

Although she is 10, she appears to be barely 4 years old. She is 9 lbs. and cute as the cutest button ! When she gets especially excited and happy her ears fly up and she sprouts wings !

This is a companion pup. She gets along with other dogs and cats, is housetrained and ready to feel secure and happy in her forever home. She is fully vaccinated, spayed, microchipped and heartworm, tested. Please fill out an adoption application for Yebby now. Adoption donation is $275.00 includes microchip.

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Lulu / Adoption donation is $850

March 2015
Lulu is a 7 month old female yorkie. She weighs 7 lbs. and has been through a rough patch in her short life. This little girl was running down the steps of her home when she looked back to see behind her. She took a terrible spill and ended up with a severely broken front left leg. The leg could not be saved and had to be removed. Lulu has recovered completely at this time and you would never know she is anything but a normal little dog.

Unfortunately, her mom is now sick and had to give her up to our rescue. She is going to be spayed shortly and will be ready to go to her new home. She is learning how to potty outside. She is up to date on her vaccinations, heartworm and fecal tested and microchipped. As a young puppy, her new family must be willing to teach her good dog manners and commit to caring for her for the many years of her life. Lulu should have a two or four legged companion to play and romp with her. Adoption donation is $850, includes Microchip.


Remy / Adoption donation is $350

February 2015
Remy is a 4 pound male Yorkie that is about 7 years old. We have been evaluating him in foster care and think he’s about ready for his new home. Remy would do well in a home with other small dogs, or a small cat if they'll accept him. If there are no other pets, the owner would need to spend a substantial amount of time with him, either at home, or by taking Remy along. He travels well, and he walks well on a leash. I believe he is potty-trained, only one accident. He has a very passive manner, and he's extremely timid. He is petite so he will not go to a home with children. Remy needs to gain a little weight and will need time to settle in to feel comfortable. He is neutered, Up to date on his vaccinations and microchipped. Adoption donation is $350, includes Microchip.

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Northern California

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Oscar / Adoption donation is $550

April 2015
Oscar is a handsome Yorkie male of about 2 years old. He weighs 9.5 lbs. and is very good with other dogs. Oscar was found during a storm, shivering under a bush. He was battered and bruised and we suspect that he had been hit by a car. With no collar, tags or microchip, he was taken to the local shelter where he was rescued by Yorkshire Terrier National Rescue. He has recovered nicely, but he does have a ‘stair-step’ vertebrae. The chiropractor that saw Oscar thinks he is in good enough shape to be adopted, however he should not go a home with small children. He moves a little slower than most Yorkies, but that goes well with his mellow mood.

Oscar is neutered, microchipped and fully vaccinated. He is ready to have a forever home of his very own. If you would like to make this sweet heart your new family member, fill out an adoption application now and put Oscar’s name on it. Adoption donation is $550.00, includes microchip.

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Snuggles / Adoption donation is $400

January 2015
Meet Snuggles. Her daddy was a Yorkie and her momma was a Shih Tzu. She is 7 years old and really lives up to her name. Snuggles is about 10 lbs. and is microchipped, fully vaccinated, heartworm and fecal tested. She just had her teeth cleaned and has a beautiful coat of fluffy hair. Snuggles rides really well in the car and is a quiet, mellow companion. We have never heard her bark! She gets very excited at dinner time and loves to go outside. She is nervous about her new surroundings but gets along well with the other dogs in the household. She needs help with her housebreaking – but that could just be part of getting to know the new house and routine. She only lived in one other home her whole life. She would probably be a happy only dog to a retired or stay at home person, but she would also do well with a dog buddy. Since this little girl is the shy, submissive type, she should only go to a home with older children that can respect her need for a quiet peaceful home.

Please make Snuggles part of your new years resolution for 2015 and beyond. Adoption donation $400 includes microchip.


Toby (N. California) / Adoption donation is $350

March 2015
This is Toby. A beautiful boy of 6 years old that is a mix of Yorkie and most likely Cairn or Norfolk terrier. Poor Toby lost his eyesight rapidly last October. He has been diagnosed with SARD: Sudden Acquired Retinal Degeneration. Being blind hasn’t dampened his enthusiasm for life nor his ability to give affection. He’s a smart boy and has mastered the doggie door in no time and can even navigate the front steps, both up and down to the front lawn. He will need a quiet, secure home where he can relax in the yard or on the couch. At 20 lbs., he is a bit large for a lap dog, but don’t tell him that. Snuggling close is what he likes best.

Toby is microchipped, vaccinated and ready for a forever home where he can be a loyal and delightful member of your family. Adoption donation $350 includes microchip.

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Franklin / Adoption donation is $550

January 2014
Franklin is a special needs dog with a great attitude and inspiring story. This Yorkie boy was found as a stray, dragging his back end with sores on his feet, hocks and bottom. He appeared to have lived without the use of his rear legs for quite some time. The shelter staff contacted YTNR because Franklin had such a good personality, they believed he was a good candidate for a second chance.

Franklin was examined and X rayed. It was discovered that this sweet little dog had been shot and has a BB lodged in his spinal cord. Surgery to remove the BB was ruled out and a custom made wheel cart was ordered. Franklin has learned to use his wheel cart quickly. His abrasions have almost healed and he is ready to find his very own forever family.

His new family must be willing to devote time to Franklins continued care. He will never be able to walk on his own. He can not be left alone in his cart without supervision. Franklin must wear a Drag Bag when he isn't in his wheel cart to prevent the sores and abrasions from coming back. Franklin also wears diapers since his ability to control his bowels and bladder have also been affected. In return for this extra care, Franklin will reward you with unconditional love and a lifetime of good days and inspiration.

He is about 2 years old, weighs 11. 6 pounds. He is neutered, microchipped, heartworm and parasite tested as well as up to date on all his vaccinations. If you are committed to being there for Franklin, day to day for the rest of his life, please fill out an adoption application now. Adoption donation $550.00 Includes microchip.



Snoot / Adoption donation is $450

February 2015
Check out Snoot! She’s a retired breeding dog. She was surrendered to the rescue after her last litter was delivered by C-section. Snoot was not well socialized before – she rarely left the breeder’s home. Now she is learning how to meet new people, walk on a leash, and go on car rides. She is overweight from not getting enough exercise, but has lost a couple of pounds at her foster mom’s house. Snoot is 8 years old and weighs 5.7 lbs. now, down from 7.6. She should lose a little more weight though. She is fully vaccinated, Heartworm and fecal tested as well as microchipped. Snoot should not go to a home with small children as she is still learning social skills. She does well with other dogs. Adoption donatio is $450.00 includes microchip and her medical expenses.

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New Mexico


Kamea / Adoption donation is $450

November 2013
My name is Kamea and I am nine years old, and proud father of Molly and Jed. I weigh 7.6 pounds and handsome I think you will agree. My foster family thinks that I am a very smart boy and you will find that I can run faster and play harder than the pups that are much younger than me. I like to have an extra blanket in my bed so I can carry it around with me from place to place when I decide to sit closer to you. But, I am set in my ways, for instance, I will sit at the back door and bark until you let me in and will hit my food bowl or nudge it to you if I want to eat.

My foster dad does not want me to leave, but I need a forever home of my own. You will not be disappointed if you decide you want me to live with you. Don’t forget to add my name to your application if I am the guy for you. Adoption Donation $450 includes microchip.

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Jesse & Kirby
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Jesse Kirby / Adoption donation is $300 each

January 2015
We are two little sweethearts who came to Rescue when our human mommy died. We are 5.5 year old litter mates, weigh about 7 lbs each, and are little troopers. We are social, loving, and playful. We are also great at exploring – so we need a securely fenced yard of our own! We usually snuggle up together, but when night time falls, we like to snuggle up with our foster mommy. Sometimes a teddy bear works too. We love to sleep in, and to have the occasional breakfast in bed. We enjoy spending time with other doggies, but we do chase cats – or more precise, tiptoe around and around them, and then bark if they don’t want to join the game. Other times we ignore them, but probably best if we don’t have one of our own.

We are working on potty training - an eagle eye and occasional belly bands do it for now. We also have an amazing trick we’ll show you: wee-wee hand-stands! It is oh so cute … we could have YouTube stardom in our future. If you’d like two mischievous little brothers to worm their way into your heart, warm your lap, and love you forever, please fill out our application. We HAVE to be adopted together and be loved forever, our little hearts cannot handle another heartbreak. By the way, few toys and small balls, a teddy bear, and soft blankets and beds will also help win us over. Adoption Donationis $300 each, includes Microchips.