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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 $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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Tiny Teddy / Adoption donation is $150

April 2016
This is Tiny Teddy. He is 11 years old and only 4.4 pounds. His background is one of neglect. He has been to the Vet, is fully vaccinated, microchipped and heartworm tested. He needs a quiet home, with a stay at home person. He rides well in the car and loves to nap in the sunshine. He is too small and fragile to go to a home with small children or large dogs. He is good about barking at the door to go outside. Tiny Teddy has very short hair right now due to matting which makes him look like he is all ears. With the loving care and healthy diet he is on at foster moms, his coat should grow out again shiny and soft.

Tiny Teddy has a lot of love to give someone. Please fill out the application now and name Tiny Teddy. Adoption donation is $150.00, includes microchip.

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Puddin' / Adoption donation is $300

February 2016
Youíve all heard of Yorkshire Pudding Ė Well here he is, in the fur! Puddiní was a stray that was in pretty bad shape when he came in to the shelter. Our rescue was asked to help him and we just couldnít say no. He had a full dental cleaning, has been vaccinated and microchipped, was heartworm and fecal tested as well. He has been neutered, as all our rescues are, and is ready to find a great home to love and cherish him. Puddin is about 10 years old, we guess. He weighs in at 8 pounds. He is becoming more playful as he becomes comfortable with his foster home. Foster mom says heís a joy to have around. Senior dogs are wonderful additions to quiet households. He would love to walk with you every day but if you have a yard, exploring is always fun too.

Fill out an adoption application now. Adoption donation is $300.00, including microchip.

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Northern California


Mignon / Adoption donation is $450

April 2016
Mignon definitely lives up to her name - this girl is quite the love! She will become your shadow; giving you kisses during the day and be your cuddle-bug at night. She originally came from a home where she lived outside and didn't get along with any animals, but her foster home has two dogs and a cat and, after about a week, has accepted them as part of her pack. She loves going outside and her favorite activity is going on walks (after snuggling on the couch and bed). When not running around in the yard, she loves being with her foster parents and learning new tricks. Mignon is bright and is easy to train, but will need to go to an experienced owner. Because she was never in the house in her previous home, she does have some uncertainties with other animals and humans, but is very quick to warm up - especially if you show her they're good. Mignon is about 7 years old and weighs 9 pounds. She is fully vaccinated, spayed, heartworm and fecal tested as well as microchipped. Please fill out an adoption application and ask to Mignon. You wonít regret it. Adoption donation is $450, includes microchip.

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Rocky / Adoption donation is $250

April 2016
Rocky is a resilient senior Yorkie gentleman. He is guessed to be about 12 years old and weighs 6.8 pounds. Foster mom says he is very good about his potty habits and gets along well with the other Yorkies in the house. Rocky has some signs of neglect: bald patches on his back from severe flea infestation. He is being treated for that as well as a bad set of teeth in his mouth. He will be getting a full dental cleaning before going to his new home. He is already neutered, fully vaccinated and microchipped. Rocky is a mellow boy with a sweet temperament and would love to live his golden years in a quiet household with someone to cherish and care for him. Please consider Rocky as your new companion. Adoption donation is $250.00, includes microchip.

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Bentley Boo/ Adoption donation is $800

April 2016
Say Hello to Bentley Boo. At 3 Ĺ years old he is a young guy that will give your family years of love and old enough to already know his dog manners. BB is housebroken, rides well in the car and is well behaved enough to go to work with foster mom. He weighs a solid 16.4 pounds, which makes him ideal for a family pet. His last family had a young boy that was fun to play with so he would love to have more kids around the house. A yard is a must for this one. He loves to be outdoors in the sunshine and fresh air. He gets along fine with other dogs, is curious about cats and is not fearful of strangers or new places.

Bentley Boo is fully vaccinated, neutered, microchipped and fecal and heartworm tested. Adoption donation is $800.00, includes microchip.

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Max / Adoption donation is $400

March 2016
Marvelous Max is now ready for adoption. He has had a rough road since he was dumped at the shelter in a mangy, neglected condition. The shelter Vets diagnosed him with serious periodontal disease. Max has now had four different surgeries to correct the terribly infected condition of his mouth. He has been left with no teeth, but he has a great spirit. He had endured not being able to eat when his teeth were rotten and his gums and tongue were infected. He was so thin that one could feel his ribs and spine. Now that the infection is gone, Max is learning how to eat without teeth. He only wants to love and be loved. He is gaining weight and gaining confidence. Max is about 8 years old and weighs 8 pounds. He likes to ride in the car and has been a good boy on trips to work with foster mom. He doesnít mind other dogs but really likes to be the center of attention. He is active and should have a nice yard to play in or a committed family that will take him to run and play at the dog park.

Max is fully vaccinated, heartworm and fecal tested. He is microchipped and ready to meet his new best friend. Adoption donation is $400, 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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Princess / Adoption donation is $400

May 2016
This is Princess, an 8 lb. Maltese estimated to be 5 to 6 years of age. Princess is one of the sweetest rescues a foster parent could ask for. We donít know much about her past but her personality is amazing. She is good with men, women, children and other dogs. Her potty training is excellent. Her foster mom has a home with a big fenced yard that Princess just loves. Every once in a while she barks but actually her bark is considered like talking to you. Princess is spayed, up to date with her shots and recently had a dental. She does have some health issues that will not stop her from enjoying her life. Upon her last vet examination a slight heart murmur was detected. While she was spayed a small mammary tumor was removed. She has some stiffness in her back legs but it doesnít seem to stop her from running, jumping, begging for attention and being a loving pet. Every time her foster mom looks at Princess a smile just beams across her face.

I feel lucky my home was chosen to share it with such an adorable dog. Adoption Donation is $400, includes Microchip.



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Ebony/ Adoption donation is $800

April, 2016
It has been a while since you have seen me, but my foster mommy has been busy helping me and another little Special Needs little girl. 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, (I think I drive the others crazy with playing, because I donít want to stop). Oh I love car rides, but I need to be in a kennel for my safety. I am be 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 ( is this funny or what). My foster mom doesnít understand me not liking the bath because I didnít give her any trouble swimming.

If you are interested in adopting me submit an application, donít forget to add my name itís EBONY. 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. I need a furever person who will love me as I am and take care of me and my special needs. One more thing, I must BE IN A HOME WHERE SOMEONE IS 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, whatever that means. thank you all, I send you hugs and kisses.

PS I might have Special Needs, but I can assure you that the love and companionship I will give will be endless.

Adoption Donation $800, includes micro chip.



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Lexie/ Adoption donation is $600

April, 2016
Meet Lexie, a sweet 5 year old little lady who loves going for walks, car rides and just sitting beside you watching you work on the computer, cook or watching TV. Her mother got ill and could no longer keep her. If Lexie looks like a Yorkie that you could love for the rest of her life please fill out an application. Adoption donation $600, includes microchip.