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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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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.


Remy / Adoption donation is $400

April 2016
Remy is approximately 10 years old and weighs a mere 4 Ĺ pounds. He recently had a full dental cleaning and is fully vaccinated, heartworm tested and microchipped. Little Remy is a timid soul that needs a quiet home and a full time care-giver. He would be a great companion to a stay at home senior person that could give a lot of time and attention to this little guy. He should not go to a home with children or where there are larger dogs. He is a fragile boy from prior neglect and needs a secure environment for him to regain his confidence and thrive.

Please fill out an application now for Remy. Adoption donation $400 includes microchip.

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Northern California


Snickers / Adoption donation is $750

October 2016
Meet Snickers, a Yorkie / Maltese mix. This poor boy had a great start in life, but his momma got very sick, so she gave him to YTNR . Heís 3 years old, housebroken and playful. His last family said that he loves kids and other dogs. Snickers didnít get out of the house much, but he is learning to like riding in a car. He weighs 10.9 pounds. Snickers will be neutered, have a complete dental cleaning, be microchipped, heartworm and parasite tested as well as update his rabies, DHPP and Bordatella vaccines. Snickers has a lot of energy, so he isnít going do well as a lap dog Ė he needs a dog buddy and a human that will play with and exercise him to keep him healthy and happy. A tired dog is a good dog!

Please fill out an application now for Snickers. adoption donation $750.00 includes microchip

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Sammy / Adoption donation is $500

August 2016
Sammy is a 7 year old yorkie (mix?) male. He weighs 10 lbs. This little guy is friendly and mellow. He used to live with a 2 year old human and got along really well with him. Sammy rides well in the car and loves to go bye-bye. He isnít much used to a leash, but since he gets to go somewhere, he is happy and learning quickly. Sammy needs a nice yard to play in and a dog buddy of the same size and activity level to romp and wrestle with. He is neutered, heartworm negative, up to date on all vaccinations and microchipped. He will be a great family companion or a best friend to a single person. He just had his teeth cleaned so heís ready to give you doggie kisses with his fresh doggie breath. Adoption donation is $500.00, includes microchip.

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Jack & Juliet

Jack & Juliet / Adoption donation is $700 together

August 2016
Here are two of the cutest little Yorkies you are likely to meet. Jack is a neutered male, 9 years old and weighs 5.5 pounds. He is a curious boy, loves to look out the window on a car ride and follows foster mom around to see what is going on in the house or yard. Little Jack has a voracious appetite, but he is on a strict diet of prescription dog food due to his chronic pancreatitis. He will eat both the canned or dry version of the food, but should never be given any human food or his extreme food sensitivity will make the little guy ill. His buddy for his whole life is Juliet. She is a petite spayed female, also 9 years old and weighs 4 pounds. She could stand to gain a bit of weight, most likely Jack is helping her to finish her portion once he finishes his. Juliet is the more introverted of the two.

Both dogs love attention, sleep cuddled together, and next to their human in bed at night. This little set of Yorkie delightfulness will not be adopted to a home with children under 10 years old due to their small size. They need a home with someone who is home more often than not and can care for them, keeping Jack on his prescription diet and making sure Juliet gets her fair share of meals. Both these dogs are microchipped, heartworm tested, fecal tested and up to date on their vaccinations. They are not related. Fill out an application now and list Jack and Juliet as your choice for adoption. Adoption donation is $700 for both, 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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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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Tink/ Adoption donation is $500

October 2016
Hi everyone, I am very new to YTNR, my name is Tink, my foster mom calls me Master Tink. I am 6 years old and weigh 8.1 pounds, I am a very handsome boy donít ya think? I was a little scared when I first came into my foster home, but in no time I fit right in with all the other Yorkies in the house. I just ignore them, they donít mind being ignored one bit. I was given up by my owners into a shelter, what a scary place, I was there for a little over a month. Then one day this really nice family came and rescued me, they just couldnít leave me in that awful place, freedom is wonderful. This family contacted YTNR so they could find me the perfect home, I will never forget how they saved me so I could have another chance for a good life. I am a good boy like car rides, Love to go for walks, and also cuddle in your lap or lay beside you. While I was in the shelter I got something call Kennel Cough but I am all good now. I love to eat, we are working on potty training, I think I am doing pretty good, I am a smart boy. I guard my toys and crate, so my foster mom is working with me to correct this behavior.

I am looking for a home where I am the only dog because I want all the love and affection, NO SMALL CHILDREN in the home please. Almost forgot I do have allergies so I need to have Benadryl twice a day for itching. I am UTD on all shots, neutered, and microchipped. If you are looking for a handsome nice boy in your life I am here for you. Please fill out an application add my name so they know you want lovable me. I will be waiting to hear from you. Adoption Donation is $500, includes Micro Chip.

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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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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.

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Remi/ Adoption donation is $400

June 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.