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Looking for a new Home...

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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Available Rescue's Below:

Southern California

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Bentley / Adoption donation is $500

February 2019
Hi everyone, you may remember Pogo who is now Bentley from last summer. He was adopted by a wonderful lady and her son. They both adored Pogo/Bentley and he adored them. Do to unforeseen circumstances Bentley has been returned to YTNR, believe me it was not because he was not loved or wanted. His owners are very upset that that had to return him. He is about 2 - 2 ½ years old and weighs about 13 pounds.

Bentley if you remember does not have good use of his back legs. So sadly we are looking for a new home for him, he is a sweet boy, loves riding in the car. Crazy about going for walks and running around in the yard. He can be like a little clown at times keeping you entertained. Bentley has a wheel cart and loves tooling around in the cart. Please know he can be protective of his person. He is a special boy looking for a special family. Looking for a home without small children, gets along with other dogs. His new foster parent says he is doing very well in their home and will cuddle in his lap with his foster siblings. Because of the issue with his back legs he does have accident in the house, he does potting outside also. He is neutered has had his vaccines and is microchipped. So if you have it in your heart to adopt Pogo/Bentley and the time to give him the love he deserves please add his name to the application when filling it out. You will not be sorry! Adoption donation is $500.00, includes Microchip.

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Bella / Adoption donation is $500

January 2019
Bella is now ready for adoption. She was saved from a high kill shelter in horrible condition. We think she was a former breeding dog. She had mammary tumors (benign) which have been removed, her rotten tooth removed and has had all her vaccinations and is microchipped.

Bella would do best in a home where her new family would be retired or home most of the time. She has some separation anxiety. She loves to be held. Bella weighs about 8 pounds and should gain another pound. She is about 10 yrs old, which is not that old for a Yorkie. She needs eye drops for her dry eyes and has poor vision in one of her eyes. Bella need a secure fenced yard as she is a runner and will dash out an open door. She is not interested in other dogs, only her person. She would be a great companion for a homebody. She uses wee wee pads. Please fill out an adoption application and name Bella as your new best friend. Adoption donation is $500.00, includes Microchip.

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Grace / Adoption donation is $100

October 2017
This precious little girl is Grace. She is estimated to be about 12 years old. She is very friendly, sweet, and quiet. She enjoys sitting on your lap, or beside you on the couch. She gives kisses upon request. She loves her food, but most of all, she loves to go for a walk. She is good in the car, although she will walk around the car to different windows if not confined. She gets along very well with other small dogs, but has not been seen with cats, or large dogs. She gets along with children over the age of 8 as long as they are mature enough to handle small dogs.

Unfortunately, Grace's teeth have not been well taken care of, but due to a heart murmur, anesthetic dental cleaning is not an option for her. Because of the heart murmur, Grace may need to be on medication for the rest of her life, but because of her small size, the cost will be minimal. Grace is a small girl weighing in at 6.9 pounds, and she's a beautiful black and silver Yorkie. She is full of love. Grace would do well in a home with a stay-at-home mom or dad, or other small dogs her size. Grace is micro chipped, vaccinated, heart worm tested (negative) and is spayed. If you're looking for a great companion, put "GRACE" on your application. Adoption donation is $100.00, 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


Raffie/ Adoption donation $650

February 2019
This is Raffie. He is approximately 3 years old and weighs 13 lbs. Raffie was pulled from a shelter where the family had left him, saying they didn't have time for him and he was 'too active'. Raffie is very spirited and needs to go to a home with an experienced dog owner. He can become possessive once he is comfortable and bonds to one person. While he is loving and playful, he was not socialized when he was younger and is sometimes fearful. Raffie should be the only pet in an adult only household. His perfect new home would have a yard to play in or an owner that would walk him regularly for his much needed exercise.

Raffie is vaccinated, microchipped, heartworm tested, and neutered. If you can provide the stable and loving home that Raffie needs in order to thrive, please fill out an adoption application today. Adoption donation is $650.00 includes microchip

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Bart & Charlie

Bart & Charlie / Adoption donation $400 for both

February 2019
Here are Sir Charles and Lord Bartholomew - or Charlie and Bart to their friends. They were surrendered to our Rescue when their lifelong momma passed away. The boys are litter mates that were born January 1, 2007. At 12 years old, they are healthy, happy, well adjusted little Yorkies. They are fully vaccinated, microchipped and are housebroken. They love to ride in the car and go for walks. We are committed to adopting them together as they cry when they are separated. They sleep cuddled up together in one tight ball so you can't tell where one ends and the other begins. Bart (the blonder boy) is the more outgoing and curious brother. Charlie is more passive and cautious. Both are loving and active dogs that behave like they are half their age. If you would like to add the joy of these beautiful boys to your home, fill out an adoption application now. Adoption donation is $400.00 for both dogs.

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Tigger & Chewy

Tigger & Chewy / Adoption donation $400 for both

February 2019
Tigger is a 10 year old, 6 pound female. Her pal Chewy is an 11 years old, 6 pound male. Miss Tigger is the lighter colored Yorkie, Chewy has the dark hair. These two are a bonded pair that came into surrender when their dad got his orders to deploy overseas. They should go to a home with an experienced dog owner to reinforce their doggie manners and housebreaking. Both dogs are fully vaccinated, microchipped, just had full blood work and dental cleanings. They are ready to go a new home and fill it with love. Adoption donation is $400.00 for both dogs.

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Dudley / Adoption donation $300

December 2018
Hello, my name is Dudley. My foster mom thinks I’m around 8 yrs old and I am a fit and trim 10 pounds. I’m a sweet and affectionate little Yorkie that was forced to live outside alone when my owner passed away. Although I am blind, I have no problems getting around. I love to take walks around the park and explore all the sounds and smells of the outdoors. I am very secure in following you around on my leash, once I have the chance to know and trust you.

My ideal home will be with a person or couple who can spend quality time with me. I need to live indoors with you, and I am not picky as long as I have a clean, comfy and familiar place to call my own. My favorite thing is to cuddle and have my head rubbed, it’s the nicest thing I’ve felt for a long time. I have no problems being alone for a few hours at a time, but I need to be let outside to do my business (I will let you know since I don’t want to have any accidents in the house). I need a calm and loving home with no children, though I would love the company of another small dog or cat that will be gentle and understanding of my condition.

Adoption donation is $300, includes microchip.

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Lady / Adoption donation is $375

December 2018
Lady is such a sweet girl. She loves to be in your lap and loves giving kisses. Lady lost her right eye in an accident last year. She also had un-diagnosed diabetes, which left her almost completely blind in the other eye. She does get around the house well, as most dogs adapt really easily to losing their sight. . She was not previously potty trained, but she is getting the hang of it. You have to take her outside and watch her.

Lady weighs 6.7 lbs and should weigh a little more. She is 9 years old. She will need a new home that has experience with giving insulin or someone that wants to learn about it. It's not difficult at all. She does take some care but is so worth it. She does well in a puppy pen if needed, but Please, no crates! She lived most of her time in a crate at her prior home. Lady loves other dogs. No small kids please,as she can't see to move out of the way of quick movements. Lady is microchipped, fully vaccinated and spayed. Adoption donation is $375, includes microchip


Beatrice & Violet
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Beatrice & Violet / Adoption donation is $300 for both

December 2018
My name is Béatrice (aka Ladybug). I am 12 years old and weigh 10 pounds. I love sitting in my dog bed; you can find me there almost all of the time. My best friend Violet and I are looking for a loving, patient soul who will provide a forever home for both of us. I'm very quiet and unexcitable. My foster mom says I am very sweet and quite shy. I get treats if I potty outside, but I won't tell you when I need to go-you'll need to pick me up and take me to the door if I'm not on a leash. Despite the fact I have a luxating patella, I can go up and down stairs, and I enjoy being outside and going for walks. My foster mom says she loves that I march in place when I'm happy. When I came to my foster home, I was very unsure of everything except for the faithfulness of my friend Violet. With lots of patience, praise and continued encouragement from my foster family, I have learned what unconditional love truly is. Our ideal home would be one with someone who stays at home or works part-time, has a fenced yard, and has no children younger than 8 years old.

Hey there! My name is Violet, and I am 11 years old, weigh 12 pounds, and am pretty quiet, very sweet, and a little bit silly! My friend, Béatrice, and I are seniors in need a forever home. We really complement each other, in a Laurel and Hardy kind of way. We've been through some tough stuff together and are looking for an attentive person who will continue to encourage us to live without fear of ever being neglected again. I need a drop of medicine in my left eye twice a day for dry eye, and I do have a hard time seeing small treats. Other than that, Béatrice and I have been told we are healthy! I love to go for walks at an easy pace and enjoy having a chance to explore the world around me. I need to be carried down stairs-but I can go up them like a streak! I, too, am potty pad trained, though sometimes I miss my target. I get treats for going outside to potty, but like Béatrice, I dont give any cues. Beatrice and I are fantastic travelers. We can just as easily fly on a plane as ride in a car!

We are both spayed, have had dentals, are microchipped and UTD on all of our shots, PLUS have been vaccinated for canine influenza! We get along great with other dogs. We promise to love you, each in our own way special way, and will be forever grateful to you for keeping us together. We know you are out there and we are waiting for you to welcome us with open arms. Our adoption donation is $300.00 for both of us.


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Bette / Adoption donation is $350

November 2018
Bette was found wandering a country road. She was hungry, thirsty, and her hair was completely matted to her body. Poor Bette had a large mammary tumor that touched the ground, making it difficult to walk. Now recovered from surgery, Bette is looking for her forever home. The vet estimates that Bette is around 9 years old (though, acts much younger) she is almost 7 lbs. and loves going for walks. She is fast and wanders in no particular direction, frequently in circles. Bette has no fear, she’s convinced she’s top dog. She is a talker, and would prefer being by your side 24/7. Betty sleeps in a crate with a potty pad, she does prefer to go potty outside. Being an older lady, she can’t always hold it for long periods of time. She is very excited about car rides, but tends to run around in the car, from lap to lap. Bette gets very excited about food, and will do a happy dance. We think she started life in a puppy mill, where she was bred too frequently.

Everything is exciting to her, and she wants to see it all! Bette has a rare form of cancer, Condrosarcoma. The metastatic rate is lower than the more common form of breast cancer. She may need another surgery to remove smaller breast tumors in the future. Bette will need regular dental work on her remaining teeth. She is missing quite a few, making her tongue hang out, it’s adorable. She has been spayed, is up to date on vaccinations, and was microchipped. This little lady needs a warm lap to snuggle for her golden years and someone to show her that people can be loving. Adoption Donation is $350, includes microchip.