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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


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 heís 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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Coco / Adoption donation is $275

June 2015
Coco is a beautiful female Yorkie of 7 lbs. She is 8 years old. She is a lady like doggie with good manners and a friendly demeanor. She walks on a leash like a princess, head held high, never tugging or pulling. She didnít get on well with the toddlers in her last home. They would pull at her hair and tug on her ears. She would give the children a proper yorkie warning to stop, but that frightened them. Coco should not go to a home with young children again. Coco is up to date on her vaccinations, microchipped and heartworm tested.

Coco gets along well with other small dogs so a buddy of the same age and size would make her happy. Please fill out an adoption application now and ask for Coco to be your new little girl. $275.00

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Ruby / Adoption donation is $225

June 2015
Ruby is an 11 pound, 10 year old female Yorkie. She is overweight but is on a healthy diet and is getting walked to get her slimmed down. She is one of three Yorkies surrendered by a couple that entered a retirement home. Ruby will be getting a much needed dental soon and then will be ready to spend her golden years at the center of attention in her new home. Ruby is vaccinated, microchipped and heartworm tested. She got a clean bill of health at her checkup Ė with the exception of being ordered to Ďlose a fewí. Ruby is very active and keeps up well with younger dogs, playing fetch and even swimming with foster mom.

If you want a sweet and cuddly companion that will be your best buddy put Ruby on your adoption application. $225.00


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 hasnít dampened his enthusiasm for life nor his ability to give affection. Heís 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 donít 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.


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Viva / Adoption donation is $900

May 2015
This adorable little girl is Viva. Right now Viva weighs 5 lbs. and she is only about 1 year old. She wasn't like that when she first came to us. Viva was having seizures daily; she was taken to a vet where her bile acids indicated a liver shunt.

Viva came into rescue in a pitiful condition. She only weighed 3.5 lbs. and her coat was matted and lifeless and she was very scared of people. Whenever anyone tried to hold her and/or pet her she turned into a Tasmanian devil; spinning around and flipping her head. I was afraid she would break her neck. She is doing wonderfully now with the loving care of her foster mom and the surgeries to save her life.

Viva had her first surgery shortly after she came to the rescue. She was still having seizures and at her 3 month retest her bile acids were still bad and again at 6 months.

So far YTNR has spent over $2600, she was scheduled for a second lifesaving surgery because her bile acid were still high. It was awful and scary that she had to go through the surgery again (it has a very difficultrecovery). Viva she doing wonderful and she is now ready for adoption. She is spay , UTD on shots, and microchipped. Adoption donation is $900, includes micro chip.



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Johnny / Adoption donation is $600

May 2015
Johnny is my name and I am one cute dog. I am 9 months old and full of energy. I am current in all my vaccinations and have been neutered. I have a microchip, too!

I like to play with my squeaky toys and anything I can find that seems interesting. Shoes are really interesting with them. I do not chew them but carrying them room to room is great fun. My foster mom sometimes adds to the fun by trying to catch me- maybe she just wants her shoes back. The two cats that own the house are interesting, too. They get a little ornery when I am just trying to play with them. I get along with the two dogs that live there. They have helped me learn a neat trick: if we sit we get treats. Boy, do we have mom trained!

I think I am perfect but my foster parents think I have to get better at a couple of things. I guess that I need to build some confidence in walking on a leash when I am near the street. I used to shake whenever I heard a car even when I was in the house. I am still nervous outside but I can sit near my foster mom when a car goes by. Unless I get distracted, I usually try to run back to the house as fast as I can. The back yard took some getting used to, but thatís not scary any more.

I am really a lot better at being house trained. Sometimes I do forget but it is less than once a day. I donít have any accidents in my crate at night or when my foster mom has to leave me. I go outside right away when I am let out of the crate and I get lots of praise for going ďpotty outside.Ē Sometimes I even remember to let the people know I have to go outside. Iíve trained them to let me out frequently and they caught on to that trick quickly.

I am a good eater. I donít gobble food but puppy chow is so boring. I try to sneak food that the cats and older dogs eat Ė it is yummy! I am still a little shy around new people. I do warm up pretty quickly if people just let me come to them and not try to pick me up (Iím so cute itís hard to resist). Strangers trying to pick me up makes me very nervous. I will bark if someone comes to the door, at these ornery cats or when one of the dogs barks (one of the dogs spends a lot of time barking at squirrels!).

Johnny is my name but I will be just as cute with any name you give me. My foster parents donít think I am really attached to ďJohnnyĒ but they havenít tried changing it. If you become my forever family, I will be happy to learn it. Did I mention that I did not have to learn how to snuggle? I am really, really, REALLY good at snuggling. Adoption donation is $600, includes microchip.


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Braylee / Adoption donation is $525

June 2015
Meet Braylee who has quite a story to tell. He was saved from a puppy mill this spring in Illinois. He is thought to be 4 years old and before coming into rescue spent his life in a small cage. Despite that, he is a survivor and is now really enjoying life. He has a great temperament and has not shown any signs of aggression towards anyone. He is good with men, women, dogs, and cats. He is still a bit fearful when he is picked up if you are standing (he runs and cowers), but will come up to you when youíre sitting and ask to be picked up and held. He is a great cuddlier and wakes up every morning in his foster momís arms. He loves to play with other small dogs and will lie quietly next to a dog-friendly cat. He rides well in the car, is learning how to go for walks with his foster brothers and sisters, and enjoys being out with his foster family in a fenced yard. He is doing well going outside to potty or will use pee pads in the house. He is fearful of loud noises and thunderstorms but does well with a thunder shirt and will lay quietly with his human and go to sleep.

Braylee is neutered, micro-chipped, had a dental and is UTD with all of his shots. He is looking for a family without children, someone home full or part-time, and at least one other small dog. He would prefer a fenced yard since he loves to be outside. If you are his forever person or family, please mention his name on your application. Adoption donation is $525.00, includes microchip.

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. Donít 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 Ė 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 Ė or more precise, tiptoe around and around them, and then bark if they donít want to join the game. Other times we ignore them, but probably best if we donít 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 weíll show you: wee-wee hand-stands! It is oh so cute Ö we could have YouTube stardom in our future. If youíd 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.