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Name: Jackson
Gender: Male
Age: 2
Weight: 13.6
Location: AL
Adoption Fee: $500

For more information on Jackson, contact foster parent at: alyorkiemom@yahoo.com

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2/9/16 - Jackson has come a long way in the few months that he has been with foster mom. He arrived afraid of almost everything. He has learned that hands do not hit him; at first he was always afraid of being hit and he would snap at foster mom because he was so afraid. He continues to learn about the good things that exist in a loving home.

He is very smart and learns quickly. He is still anxious about new things and it takes patience to show him that he will be okay when new things occur. He has the strong Silky personality so he will need adopters who will take charge and make sure that he follows the rules of good behavior. Once he learns what is expected of him, he will follow the rules.

Jackson was worried about food when he arrived; he probably did not eat well; so any food that he received he considered that it might be his last meal for a while so he wolfed it down and made sure that the other dogs in the house never got near his bowl even once it was empty. He would not let foster mom near his empty food bowl at first; now he knows there will be food three times a day. He has also learned that to get his food he must sit, stay and then he gets the "okay" to eat.

Jackson still has moments when he reverts to his old behavior and does not trust, so he needs adopters who will be willing to work through his problems with him. He does not like lots of activity or lots of noise and when the other dogs in the house get rowdy he will go into another room. His forever home will need to have a quiet spot for him to go when things get to be too much for him. He loves to sit with foster mom if the other dogs are upstairs and it is just the two of them. He will play fetch with her and then settle down for a nap while she works on the computer.

If you are willing to give Jackson the love and patience that he needs, he will forget all those bad days when he suffered and was afraid. He will become a most loyal and loving companion for life. He wants to please and to be a good dog; it is just that the scary memories have not yet been replaced with good ones. Jackson needs to feel love and to feel secure so that he can live the rest of his life happy and free from his past.

11/8/15 - Jackson continues to learn new things every day. He now sleeps in the big bed with foster mom and the other dogs. He has his spot and when it is time for bed all foster mom has to say is "go to your spot, time for bed" and he climbs the bed stairs and settles down. He LOVES to play tug of war and brings foster mom a toy to tug on many times a day; if she is busy he goes and plays with it by himself. He will play tug of war with the other dogs and one of them always steals it from him which is okay with him.

He loves to go on a walk and will greet every neighbor that we see and ask for for them to pet him. If foster mom starts talking with the neighbor, he will lies down and waits politely until the conversation is finished. He follows directions well and remembers when he has been told not to do something. He is a very loving dog and always enjoys being petted; his most favorite thing is a belly rub. Jackson will stay in your arms for a belly rub for as long as you want to rub him!

He has lots of energy and will find a nylon bone to chew on if nothing else is going on.

9/23/15 - Jackson came to Yorkie Haven with major health issues. His skin, eyes, ears and feet were full of bacteria including yeast and staph. Sometimes pet owners' lives get complicated and they may not have the resources to devote to their animals any longer. In this case, Jackson was surrendered to us, and we were able to get him the help he needed for his health problems. He likes to stick his head under the bed and will stay in a closet without barking if he gets accidentally closed up in one. Jackson thinks of this type of space as a place of safety, so he may have spent long hours in a cage.

Jackson will wag his tail when foster mom calls him; he gets healthier every day, both mentally and physically. He has a sweet nature and foster mom has taught him that there are soft beds to sleep in, regular meals and a yard to play in. He has a lot to learn; he is smart and learns quickly. He will sit when his food bowl is brought to him and when he is offered a treat. He sleeps in a dog bed beside foster mom's bed. He will get on the big bed, but when it is time for sleep, he likes his own bed. Jackson will bark when it is time for a meal; he wants to make sure that he gets his bowl of food.

He is learning to walk on a leash and will poop and pee outside now. He likes to greet other dogs while out walking and he especially likes to greet the larger dogs. He goes out in the yard with the other smaller dogs, but has yet to do much exploring on his own.

Jackson, like all Silky Terriers, has a strong personality. He needs owners who will take charge and make sure that they are consistent with his training. He loves to chew on his soft, nylon bone and is rarely without one in his mouth; foster mom often goes to sleep to the sound of him chewing on his bone. Jackson has learned to play tug of war with a toy as well as fetch. He has started to investigate balls and to play with them. He enjoys life more each day.

He does not like lots of chaos; when the other dogs in the house start barking, he can get annoyed with all the noise; so foster mom thinks that he would do best in a home without children. He likes to get lots of attention; he may have had very little in his former home. He needs to have adopters who are at home a good portion of the day. Foster mom will continue to test Jackson with different types of dogs to determine what will be the most appropriate for him. Another quiet dog in the home would seem to be something he would like. He may start to play with another dog, but we are not sure about that at this time.

Jackson has just started to appreciate belly rubs and now asks for one frequently. He needs a lot of love and attention so he can realize what a special boy he is.
Jackson's Donors:

Name: Queenie
Gender: Female
Age: 9
Weight: 8
Location: AL
Adoption Fee: $200

For more information on Queenie, contact foster parent at: alyorkiemom@yahoo.com

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11/9/15 - Queenie has learned to play! She will come up to foster mom, get in a play bow, and wag her tail. She likes to play with toys; she will play tug of war with foster mom or play with toys on her own. She has become more interested in life; she bounds out the door to chase chipmunks in the yard and really gets excited when it is time to eat. She likes to chew on her nylon bone.

It is amazing how much more she enjoys life in the last month. She is a gem. She loves going for a walk and although loud noises like leaf blowers still kind of scare her, as long as she stays right by foster mom's side, she is brave and keeps walking. Queenie loves to get a belly rub. Queenie wants to sit in foster mom's lap while foster mom is on the computer, so she would be a good fit for someone who works from home. Queenie has come to appreciate humans and the fact that they will supply her with love and attention.

8/5/15 - Queenie now asks to be petted and picked up. She now knows that humans can provide affection. She will get up on the big bed (using stairs) during the day for a nap. She likes that the bedroom is quiet during the day and the big bed is unoccupied. She has started to pee outside; pee pads are still available to her inside. Queenie has become such a cuddle bug; she has become very loving. She shows foster mom how much she enjoys being petted. She will jump on the furniture now. She likes to sit in foster mom's lap for long periods now. She gets along well with the other dogs in the house. She is a quiet girl who just wants to be loved.

6/14/15 - Queenie is blossoming into a great little dog. She has such an adorable face and a very sweet nature. She learns new things quickly. When she sees another dog in the home do something, like beg for a treat in a certain way, she will try it and then use the behavior in the future. She loves to sit in foster mom's lap; she also likes belly rubs and will stay in foster mom's lap for up to 20 minutes for a belly rub. She is not demanding of attention; she does appreciate any and all attention that she receives.

She will go outside to explore when the other dogs go into the yard, but still uses puppy pads to poop and pee. She likes to walk about a mile every morning. She only barks when the other dogs in the home bark.

She has started to learn how to play and plays with the tiny Yorkie in the house, so another dog in her new home that likes to play would be good for her. She plays with her toys by herself, throwing them into the air and catching them. She will also play chase with foster mom.

When foster mom has lunch outside in the garden, Queenie likes to sit in the sun on the patio with the other dogs. She had such a rough life for her first nine years; she deserves to be loved and appreciated in her forever home. She should be "queen" of the castle in her forever home.

5/28/15 - Queenie has a sweet and gentle nature and needs kind people in her life to help to learn to trust and come out of her shell. She is learning new behaviors from the other dogs in the house and continues to try them out. She has learned that treats taste good once she saw the other dogs eating them.

Queenie came to us a scared little girl. When foster mom goes toward her to pick her up or calls her name, Queenie flattens herself on the ground. After a week in her foster home she is still very scared, but does not always flatten herself to the floor, she just freezes in place; she is learning that people can be good to her.

Her teeth were so painful that she could not eat much. Those nasty teeth are gone now; she lost quite a few in her dental surgery. She was only fed table scraps in her old home so she does not eat from a bowl. She loves the dog food she is fed now and eats it all, so long as you spread it out on a placemat on the floor.

She uses puppy pads for poop and pee; she will go outside to explore that yard but is scared of going in and out of doors so she follows the other dogs to go out. She has been on a few leashed walks and did fine. She only sleeps in a dog bed during the day; when she first arrived, at night she would go under the big bed and hides to sleep so that she felt safe. She has now graduated to sleeping on a comfy blanket under the bench at the end of the bed. We will slowly convince her that sleeping in the big bed with her humans is an awesome way to sleep.

She is slowly learning that being held by foster mom or that sitting in foster mom's lap is a nice thing and actually let her belly be rubbed after a week in her foster home. She does not understand that foster mom will pet her, but she sees the other dogs in the home being petted, so she is beginning to understand that it might be a good thing.

She has discovered squeaky toys and has begun to play with toys a little bit; when the other dogs chase and play it scares her so she goes and hides somewhere. Queenie would do well in a home as an only dog or with another quiet dog. She rarely barks and usually only when the other dogs are barking. She is not aggressive in any way; she was well behaved at the vet even though she had not been to one before. Queenie saw a cat at the vet and went after it; so she does not seem to like cats.

Queenie deserves a loving, quiet home; she is a precious baby with lots of love to give to her people.
Queenie's Donors:
Vicki Dykes
Jeff & Leigh Meadows


Name: Berkeley
Gender: Male
Age: 10
Weight: 12
Location: CA
Adoption Fee: $150

For more information on Berkeley, contact foster parent at: cayorkiemom@yahoo.com

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2/19/15 - I just have to believe the old saying that "God doesn't make mistakes, so trust that when someone ends up in your past, they're there for a reason.Ē

Hi, my new name is Berkeley. New name, new start. I was brought to animal control picked up as a stray. No one came to claim me which made me sad, but my new foster mom and dad showed up to rescue me. God put my previous owners in my past and my new foster parents in my future. Iím a spiritual guy and trust his decisions. Seems things are already looking up for me since Iíve already been brought to the vet to address medical issues. Seems I donít have vision in my right eye due to an untreated ruptured ulcer. It doesnít hurt me now that itís cleaned up and no longer crusty. I also got my shots and a heartworm test. Seems God was looking out for me on the streets since I tested negative.

There are two other pups here at my foster home and one is playful so we have made friends ad play together. I get to sleep in the big bed with foster mom, foster dad and the other two furbabies. I donít have a mean bone in my body and will even share my food with the others if they walk over want to see if Iím eating something different from them. I absolutely love playing with toys and do not tear them up.

I currently wear a belly band so foster mom can teach me to go outside instead of inside. I do well when let out often enough. I do like being with my people and will jump up on the sofa to sit beside you and do not mind at all if you want to rub and love on me.

I will say that Iím not a huge fan of the baths, trimming, nail clipping, blow drying, etc. Just really was never focused on like that before, so it will take some time for me to get that cave man mentality out of my mind. So trips to the groomer may prove stressful for a while on everyone involved. Since I do like to ride in the car, the trip to the groomer will be fine. Lol

The vet estimated my age at 9 years, so like fine wine, Iíve aged to perfection. So, who out there wants to love a perfected, not-so-perfect man with a lot of love and devotion to give?

1/29/15 - BIO COMING SOON!
Berkeley's Donors:
Antoinette Lowery


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Name: Gizmo II
Gender: Male
Age: 9
Weight: 5
Location: LA
Adoption Fee: $200

For more information on Gizmo II, contact foster parent at: bryorkiemom@yahoo.com

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11/12/14 - Gizmo is doing great and obviously is ready for a new home. He is a sweet little guy that is very cat-like. He isn't smothering or clingy at all, but has learned from the yorkies to follow you around and want to keep up with where you are. He needs a very quiet home as he doesn't like chaos, activity or change. He would not do well in a home with children. He will play with toys and co-exists fine with other dogs, by doesn't want to play with them. He will come to bed at night with everyone, but after about an hour of the togetherness, he slithers out from under the covers and retreats to one of the dog beds. He has that Shih-tzu personality in wanting his space. He is a cutie and knows how to "sit pretty" and beg for a treat. He is also great in the potty department. He is a barker, so life in an apartment would not be for him. He would be a great addition to a couple that doesn't need a dog that constantly needs attention. He's independent, but sweet.

3/31/14 - Gizmo recently had his 3 month bile acid test after his liver shunt surgery and he is barking with joy. His results were: pre - 11 and post 1. In human talk, that is EXCELLENT!!! He is eating great, sleeping great, being adorable and sweet and willing to review any application that comes is way. Just understand that he is a very picky little fellow and will only choose the top of the line for his next family.

1/21/14 - It has been a week since Gizmoís Liver Shunt surgery and he is feeling good. Over the next 7 weeks we will monitor him and then take him back in for another bile acid test and are expecting everything to be good.

Gizmo is a little fighter and definitely has the zest for life. We are just glad that we got him in time to find out about his condition and fix it.

1/14/14 - The surgeon just called and said that Gizmo did well through surgery and is recovering nicely. He said it was one large shunt and all went well. Gizmo will be watched over the next 8 week period to make sure his body accepts the constrictor. He could go home as early as tomorrow evening if he eats well and does not have any complications.

1/10/14 - Gizmoís liver shunt surgery is scheduled for 1/14/14.

12/28/13 - Gizmo came into rescue approximately 3 weeks ago and we were waiting to see his personality come out before putting up his bio. But that was put on hold when during his visit to Cypress Lake Animal Hospital for his shots, heartworm test, regular vetting and a much needed dental cleaning, there were complications, Dr. Kulinski suspected that little Gizzy might possibly have a liver shunt. So, we waited on putting up his bio until all the visits with the specialists could be made and we could have a definitive diagnosis on the little man.

Well, his appointment with Dr. Landry at Baton Rouge Veterinary Specialists was yesterday and it has been determined that Gizmo does have a single extra hepatic shunt that is about a centimeter in size. The good news is that it is operable and then Gizmo will be as good as new. Itís funny how these little babies bodies compensate as much as they can sometimes for problems. Gizmo is 7 years old and showed little to no symptoms that would have detected this until his dental.

His surgery will be set up in the next 2 weeks and he sure would like some puppy prayers sent his way during this time.

Gizmo came into rescue because his mom and dad had a baby and Gizmo went into a depression. He would just hide under the furniture and didnít want to be a part of the family and did not like the raised level of activity and noise in the house. They knew that he was unhappy, so opted to turn him over to YHR so we could find him a more appropriate home. Thank goodness, so that this medication condition could be found and fixed.

He is a tiny little fellow with a sweet face and a huge heart. He loves to be held next to you on your shoulder. True to the Shih-tzu personality, Gizmo isnít clingy (like the yorkies usually are). He is good just to lay by himself and check out where you are from time to time. He does love to be scratched on his bottom and the side of his face. He doesnít give kisses (another Shih-tzu trait). He does like squeaky toys and loves when you play with him with them. He is in a foster home with other pups and is co-existing fine, but hasnít attempted to play yet. We believe that if he were to get adopted to a home with a playful pup, he would play. Maybe after his surgery he will feel good enough to initiate some play with his current roommates.

He is great with a bath and blow dry. Doesnít really care to sleep in the bed with the humans and will use the benches and jump out every time you put him in the bed. He does LOVE burying himself under covers, so wherever there is a place to lay or a dog bed on the floor, there has to be a blanket so he can get under it.

Gizmo is a barker when the door bell rings or someone comes to the home. He is a true blue companion and once he settles in your home, everyone else visiting, he is unsure of. He will let them hold him and is great with all people, we just believe it is a protection mode at his own home. We are working on this and either pick him up when someone comes and let the visitor hold him until he sees that they arenít there to steal the family jewels or tap him on the nose and continue to reprimand him until everyone settles down and Gizmo sees he canít scare them back into their car and send them on their way. He is very much devoted to his home, family and pack.

We are anxious to see if any of Gizmoís personality will change with the closing of the shunt as we are sure that this condition has taken a toll on his little body in his short 7 years.

This is a genetic condition that is passed down from one of the parents of the pup and good breeders would not let a dog with this condition be bred. But such is life and thank God we were able to get this baby and help him before it was too late.

The work up yesterday, along with the additional vetting that was done during his dental has so far totaled $1,201.92. The general estimate at this time for the liver shunt surgery is $2,500 (including a discount). Gizmo said he knows that Christmas just passed and accounts are low, but any tiny amount donated will chip away at his mounting vet bills and would be greatly appreciated. He said if he liked to kiss, he would give you one, but since he doesnít, youíll have to settle for his heartfelt thanks and the satisfaction of knowing the helped this little man be whole again.

12/8/13 - BIO COMING SOON!
Gizmo II's Donors:
Lisa Edwards
Vicki DykesDenise DespositoSandy Chesnut
Nancy LeichtColleen GalvinLisa & Noel Darce
Pat ChesneyPatrick KinnaneBrenda Van Valen
Betty PayneAlayna KirkBrenda Van Valen
Pat Chesney

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Name: Oscar
Gender: Male
Age: 6
Weight: 6
Location: LA
Adoption Fee: $325

For more information on Oscar, contact foster parent at: bryorkiemom@yahoo.com

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1/25/16 - An update: Oscar came to our rescue with Sarcoptic Mange, heartworms, needing a dental and juvenile cataracts, not to mention the normal vetting that he did not have and needed. He is totally free of mange and has a complete gorgeous body of hair now, completed heartworm treatment and just had his dental and is enjoying his pearly whites and fresh breath. Soon we will make an appointment with the Ophthalmologist at Baton Rouge Veterinary Specialist and see if Oscar is a candidate for cataract surgery. He can see fine, but we feel that since he is so young, it would be a shame for him to go blind in the next couple of years when we can give him the gift of sight along with all his other gifts recently.

With all that being said, the last gift that Oscar will need is the gift of a family. He is a great little guy with the biggest zest for life his foster mom has seen in a long time. He gets along with other dogs and would actually love one to play with. He adores his humans and follows them everywhere. He eats great, sleeps right up against his human, listens well when called and thoroughly enjoys being petted and loved on and playing with his humans and toys. He is working on his potty training and currently wears a belly band (doggy diaper for male dogs), but does go outside each time brought.

He already knows he's cute and we are fixing everything that was medically wrong with him, so don't be shy, go ahead and fill out the application so we can see if you might be a match for this great baby boy.

10/29/15 - Oscar came into the YHR program on 8/18/15, but because of sarcoptic mange, had to stay at the vetís office until he was clear of mange and was released to his foster home on 9/1/15. Aside from his mange, Oscar is heartworm positive and in desperate need of a dental. He has been resting and growing his hair back since 9/1/15 and is turning into quite the handsome fellow. He will start heartworm treatment on 11/4 and once that is completed, about 3 months, he will have his dental performed. We also visited the ophthalmologist on 10/15/15 because Oscar has severe cloudiness in both eyes. It was determined that he does in fact have cataracts and once all his other vetting is done, we will go back for more testing to see if he is a candidate for surgery. He is only estimated at 6 years of age and it would be a shame for him not to be able to see well if he is a candidate for great eyesight.

10/28/15 - Oscar is doing well in his foster home and is growing his hair back quite nicely. He will start heartworm treatment Wednesday, November 4th, and we will update throughout.

9/2/15 - Lost, lonely, hungry, infested with fleas, bacterial and yeast infections, sarcoptic mange and heartworms. This is what Oscar had going on when he was brought into animal control. He was not having a good day, week or past months. He seemed to be jinxed.

That luck started to turn around when a nice lady contacted Yorkie Haven Rescue to see if we had any foster homes available. We got him the next day and immediately went to the vetís to start treatment for his contagious mange. He had to stay at the vet for 14 days until a negative skin scraping proved he was free of mange and not contagious any longer.

He is finally in his foster home and although he has a long road ahead of him, he is a happy little man. It will take a while before his hair grows back completely and he also needs a dental and to go through heartworm treatment, but for now he is going to take a break and relax in his foster home.

Wednesday evening when he was brought home from the vet, he had a medicated bath, ate some supper, and tried out all the beds in the house. His tail has been wagging nonstop as if he knows it's all going to be great from here on out. He slept in the human bed under the covers all night that first night. He has been through so much and was exhausted.

Oscar would like to say thank you for those who have donated to his care. Please check back from time to time as we will be updating his bio as his vetting continues and with bits about his personality traits as we learn them.


8/19/15 - BIO COMING SOON!
Oscar's Donors:
Erynn Millard
Alicia KarcherLouis DiBernardoDonna Moore
Debra RobyNuri Gonzalez-PowellJacqueline Lawson
Chelsea PetroliaRenee GibbsJanet Nixie
Hyeran KimNora SuddarthNidia Vodanovich
Cynthia McNeilVicki DykesRosely Thomas
Karen WalkerNancy LeichtNancy Leicht
Lorie ReyesAlejandra MileoNancy Leicht
Kathleen MillsEverett & Mary PeckKevin & Shelley Jarvis
Pam & Mike BunnSheryl MouldenKatie Rosebraugh

Name: Spanky
Gender: Male
Age: 13.5
Weight: 6.5
Location: LA
Adoption Fee: $100

For more information on Spanky, contact foster parent at: bryorkiemom@yahoo.com

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11/11/14 - Along with Senior Spanky's hearing and eyesight issues, he is now on daily Thyroid medicine to keep his Thyroid in check. What can we say, with age comes ailments. Same with people, doesn't mean we aren't just as good.

5/13/14 - Spankyís hearing and sight arenít that perfect anymore and his dementia has kicked in, but he still has a great quality of life. Spanky realizes that he isnít the best catch in the pond and he may just spend the rest of his life in his foster home since there are so many other more appealing pups to adopt. But that doesnít matter to him since he and his foster parents know that he is the catch of the century and is hands down the best baby ever.

March 12, 2013 - Spanky is still the grandpa of his foster home while awaiting his forever home. He makes sure that everyone follows the rules or they will have to deal with his grandpa lectures. Spanky is a great loving pup that truly appreciates life. His eyesight and hearing are diminishing, but he gets around just fine and hears what he wants to hear. He has to be with and near his humans at all times and needs a home where he can be treated with the respect that he never got in his younger years.

12/30/11 - Well Christmas has come and gone and boy did I get a lot of toys this year. Iím another year older, but more handsome than Iíve ever been with personality that just wonít quit. I donít play with my foster siblings so would do best in a home without rowdy pets that like to play a lot. Iím a senior and I donít like things to get chaotic or loud. I love a lap and to have my chin rubbed. I know, the chin thing is a strange, but I LOVE IT!! My eyes are showing the first signs of cataracts, but I get around perfectly. My hearing is great, but I admit not what it used to be, or maybe I just have selective hearing. Just kidding. Anyway, if you have a quiet home where we can relax, sit in a chair or bed and watch tv and then play with my toys, fill out that little application and letís see if you and I can make a match.

8/29/11 - My foster mom just made a video of me from pictures that were taken from when I first arrived at Yorkie Haven Rescue. It shows my transformation from Hideous to Handsome. Please watch!

5/19/11 - When Spanky was browsing the website, he could not believe that it was January since his last update. He also canít believe that someone hasnít snatched him up yet and he has been in his foster home since July of 2010. Spanky has come a long way in this last year. He started off with no hair, crusty skin a flaming case of demodex mange, yeast and bacterial infections, and so on. This is one of those rescues that we can honestly say that he is a diamond in the ruff. He started out as pitiful existence of a pup not even knowing if he would make it and has blossomed into the handsome guy you see in these pictures.

Donít let Spankyís age scare you away. He is considered a senior, but there isnít really anything senior about him. He loves to play with toys (squeaky ones) and has quite the personality. Spanky has to be in your lap, or right next to you in the bed. He eats good, is good with a bath, likes to be blow dryed, loves treats, knows his name, walks well on a leash and loves to sun bath in the yard (or near a window in the house) when the weather is nice. He is a gentlemen with his potty habits and is such a great catch, it will be hard to see him leave the Haven when his time comes. But we know that Spanky needs a mom and dad to wrap around his little paws and spoil him rotten and we are looking forward to him calling someone his own.

He is the hall monitor so to speak in his foster home. Although he does well with the other pups in his foster home, he will not play with other pups and does not like the activity level to get too rowdy or he will have to let you know to calm it down. He is an all around great pup who makes everyone that meets him fall in love with him.

1/21/11 - Well, I went to the groomer today and got my hair trimmed. Now thereís a sentence I never thought Iíd be able to say. Coming into rescue bald gives this hair thing a whole new prospective for me. And, if I must say so myself, Iím quit the handsome yorkie now. Who wouldn't want to wake up to this face every morning?

11/1/10 - It was my friend, Snickerís birthday yesterday, and I decided to throw her a party. We opted out of wearing the party hats, but still, a howling good time was had by all. By the end of the party, we were all pretty pooped pups. Too tired to even participate in trick or treat after the party. Sorry kids, but we turned out our front light and just rested. I got a little sad thinking that no one knew when my exact birth date was, but foster mom and dad said for me not to worry, a day would be chosen and I too would get to have a party.

10/5/10 - Sniff! Sniff! Thatís the sound of me smelling my own breath, and boy does it smell good. I had my teeth cleaned today and I didnít realize just how nasty my mouth was. A few teeth fell out on their own, they pulled a few and then they cleaned and whitened the remainder.

Since this is only the second time Iíve gone to the vet since I entered my foster home (since I was going through Demodex treatment), foster mom asked the vet to re-evaluate me and estimate my age. At my first vet visit, I was in such horrific shape that it was hard for them to estimate an accurate age on me. They werenít sure if I would make it back then and medical attention and tlc were more important at that critical time. Well, it seems Iím older than the original guess. Foster mom thought I seemed older than the original ď5 yearĒ estimate and now since Iím free of Demodex and bacterial and yeast infections and my eyes have cleared of all their gook, it was easier to come up with a more reasonable age. DRUM ROLL PLEASE....... I am proud to say that I am approximately 9 years old.

Some say they start living in their senior years, well thatís me. After what seemed like a lifetime of bad, abusive homes, Iím finally in a home that feeds me, baths me, loves me and brings me to the vet for medical attention. Foster mom and dad have promised to find me my next home where I will expect the same treatment as Iím receiving now. I know you humans are all about ďwhatís in it for youĒ, so I thought Iíd let you know that up front. I am a perfect gentlemen, quiet (unless you accidentally pulled the door closed on a room that Iím still in, I will let out a bark to let you know to come get me), potty trained (from what I understand, that in itself should make you want to adopt me), sleep good all night long snuggled up to you, eat my breakfast and dinner like a champ, always want to be near you or in your lap and stare at you like you completely hung the moon. I have numerous great, lively, spunky years left, so hurry up and fill out that application so we can start our lives together.

Signing off for now and blowing great smelling kisses your way.
Spunky Spanky!

9/10/10 - I had another one of my every three day medicated baths last night and boy do those things (along with my medicine) help generate new hair growth. So we thought weíd send in some new pictures to let you see the difference in my hair now and how I looked when I first came to YHR. It is getting so pretty and is soft.

8/1/10 - Hi Everyone. It's me, Spanky. I have now been in my foster home for 4 weeks and foster mom took some new pictures of me. I know they aren't the best pictures, but they are more for you to see my new hair growth than anything. I admit, I wasn't the most handsome looking creature when I first arrived, but I have been receiving my medicated baths every 3 days and my a.m. and p.m. medicine for my bacterial and yeast infections and for my demodex and my foster says that my skin is soft now and not flaky and crusty anymore and I am starting to resemble a Yorkie and not so much a Chinese Crested.

Just wait till I get a full body of soft, silky, Yorkie hair. I won't be able to fight the Yorkie females off with a bat. I will continue to take pictures of my hair growth progress and will keep everyone posted. Kisses, Spanky.

7/15/10 - Spanky is so excited and just had to tell someone his good news. He tested heartworm negative. This is great news and Spanky is just overjoyed. Once his Demodex clears up and his hair starts growing back and he starts looking like a Yorkie instead of a Chinese Crested, all heíll need is a dental cleaning and heíll be good as new. He only entered his foster home a week and three days ago, but his foster parents can see how much better he feels and is starting to look already with the medicine and medicated baths that he is getting. His skin is starting to feel softer and hair is starting to sprout in various places. He loves to be massaged as he probably had no human contact previously.

7/6/10 - As Margaret Wolfe Hungerford once said ďBeauty is in the eye of the beholder.Ē Different people have different ideas about what is beautiful, and when Spankyís foster mom was forwarded pictures of this skinny, crusty, pitiful existence of a yorkie, she saw the beautiful dog he would be with vetting, good food and tender loving care. So please come back to see him as we update Spankyís bio and pictures over the next few months and watch ďBeauty through the eyes of a foster momĒ.

When Spanky was smelly enough from the yeast infection, his skin leather like and scabby enough from the (non-contagious) Demodex mange, his nails so long that walking was difficult and he was weak enough from no food, the individuals that called themselves his owners, surrendered him to the local high kill animal control facility. A kind lady who has a special place in her heart for yorkies pulled him from animal control to stop him from being euthanized which would have been his fate in just 4 short days. She then contacted Yorkie Haven Rescue via e-mail with pictures asking if we had foster space available for this creature. This is how Yorkie Haven Rescue came to take in Spanky. Donít let these current photos fool you, Demodex is treatable, yeast infections are treatable, bacterial infections are treatable and emaciation is fixable. All of these things have already started to be addressed and his foster mom is positive you will be amazed at his transformation as he gets healthy and handsome.

Spanky is missing a few teeth and will need a dental to whiten his others. Since the missing ones are in the front, his little tongue sticks out in the front and adds character to his mug shot. He eats hard food just fine, so it is mainly just the front teeth missing. We still have to have a heartworm test done (enough was done on his first vet visit) and if he is positive, he will be treated, but our fingers are crossed that he is negative and we donít have to add that to his list of temporary ďfixableĒ problems.

Anyway, Spanky has a long road ahead of him, but we just know that people will be waiting in line to adopt him once he starts growing his hair back and getting healthy. You donít have to wait, we have an online adoption application and if you are approved, once he is in the clear, his new family can take him home for good.
Spanky's Donors:
Megan Tisdale
Sharon LalaDenise BeyerAnonymous
Kathy MillsCarmela A. ZevoteckCarmela A. Zevoteck
Carmela A. ZevoteckHolly Freeland


Name: Doodlebug
Gender: Female
Age: 10
Weight: 5.4
Location: MS
Adoption Fee: $150

For more information on Doodlebug, contact foster parent at: msyorkiemom@yahoo.com

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2/8/16 - Doodlebug is going to need a home with no small children, a laid back environment, no active pets, and a mom that understands that she is her own girl. She is not a fan of men at all and will try to bite at them. We assume that a man has really worked her over in her life. To that end, a home with just a mom would be better.

She has a great appetite and eats canned food twice daily. She does like the occasional treat, but will not beg for them. Her favorite past time is sleeping in the bed, under the covers. As long as she has steps or a ramp to get up, she will go off and get in the bed by herself and snuggle up under the covers. She does pretty well with pottying, but will still have occasional accidents. They are mainly number 2 accidents. She will go outside when brought, but isnít a fan of grass, so basically will go in the landscaping or on concrete. She will also use the potty pads, mainly for tinkling and has been known to poop on them, but will sometimes poop in other areas as well. Oops!

She does like to be close to her human and would sit with them on the sofa if there are steps to get up there. She does not like to be picked up or to be ďpatted onĒ. For some reason these things scare her and she will nip. She will make an audible exhalation noise and tense up when you ďpatĒ her as if it hurts and she is anticipating being hurt. Thatís really rather easy though. She is fine getting around on her own and will come to you when she wants, so there is no need to pick her up. As long as there are stairs, she is self-sufficient.

She has been known to kiss your hand, but isnít a huge kisser like most yorkies. She can be very loving at times, but can also be pretty stand-offish at other times. Depends on her mood. Women!! Lol

She will bark if she hears loud noises. Itís as if she is trying to let everyone know to quiet down and keep order in the house.

For whatever she has been through, DB is timid and scared, but tries to cover it up by acting more cocky. If she goes into a household that already has an existing dog that is laid back and doesnít want to play with her, she is fine. If another pup comes in, she lets them know that she wants things her way and was there before them.

DB is just a little sweet baby that has a little eccentric personality. This is not her fault and is the result of humans in her past life. Now, she just needs a mom that understands her and lets her be her, but still loves her.

10/28/15 - Doodlebug was given up by her last family when family members had to move in with children and she isnít a fan of the kids. She will be 10 years old in November, but is in very good shape for an older girl. She only had a few teeth pulled during her last dental and sheís been spayed and will have her stitches removed on October 29th. She has taken her meds like a champ and lets Foster Mom put drops in her ears just fine. Although she will try to bury that ear in the pillow to avoid it, but when FM catches that ear sticking up, it goes right in without a fuss! She loves cheese for a treat and is quite fond of soft chew treats. She will go right into her kennel or X-pen if she knows there are treats in it for her.

Doodlebug likes a quiet low key environment. She is very attached to her human and has a tendency to protect them by snapping at anyone she doesnít know and who invades her domain (which is the entire house). She does NOT like to be picked up especially by someone she does not know! She will come get in your lap or sit by you, but since she is so independent, it is on her own terms. She isnít a kisser, so you wonít have to worry about your face being licked.

Doodlebug is fine with other dogs but will try to establish her dominance by humping them once she warms up to being around them. A quick squirt with the water bottle will change her mind about bugging them though.

She loves sleeping with her humans and cuddling in pillows. Most of the time you canít find her because sheís buried herself under a blanket. She does not like going out in the grass, but she will do her business on the concrete or rocks. She isnít shy in the protection department and will be quick to bark at noises, but quiets down when asked to

She has had some separation anxiety issues upon FM leaving the house, but that has gotten better as well. She gets EXTREMELY excited when FM comes home Ė so FM has been working with her on this Ė since sheís getting better with the separation anxiety, we anticipate good results with the return excitement as well.

Doodlebug is a sweet girl who just happens to be a senior in numbers. She will make someone very happy who wants an baby to love and love them back, but doesnít want to be smothered at all times.

10/18/15 - BIO COMING SOON!
Doodlebug's Donors:
Rachel Mannion

North Carolina

Name: Bubbles
Gender: Female
Age: 3
Weight: 7
Location: NC
Adoption Fee: $450

For more information on Bubbles, contact foster parent at: yorkiemommync@yahoo.com

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5/4/15 - Bubbles recently had some medical issues and spent a good bit of time at the vet, but after several tests it was found that she has irritable bowel disorder. She is on Prednisone, Pepcid, Anti-Nausea medicine and a prescription diet. Thankfully this has solved her throwing up and diarrhea and she is back to her happy loving self. Although she can be happy and loving and very playful, she does have the other side of her where she has bitten. When she loses her self confidence and becomes unsure of the situation she has bitten and has drawn blood. Her foster parents have learned to read her behaviors to know when this may happen and have worked around it. She does better one on one with people instead of having multiple people giving her attention. She does love belly rubs, playing with people and other pups, and exploring the back yard. She absolutely loves her prescription diet and tells you when you are not getting it done fast enough for her. Bubbles would do best in a home with young pups, no children, and people who understand her personality quarks and can let her grow and learn in a safe environment and do not mind the occasional snap when she becomes unsure of the situation or unsure of herself.

5/22/2014 - Bubbles loves chilling in a nice comfy bed or on the couch, running around the yard with the other pups yelling at the neighbor dogs, and on occasion plays with other pups in her foster home. She is an excellent eater and likes to chew on bones. She is a very loving and happy little girl. At times she gets a bit of an attitude and wants to only do what she wants to do and does not hesitate to let you know.

12/24/2013 - My story is the story of ďThe Princess to The PauperĒ

In my previous life, I was the only furchild of a single, elderly lady who loved me unconditionally. We did everything togetherÖwent to the post office, watched tv, ate dinner and slept in the bed! When my Mom passed away, I was given to her daughter and grandson to live. This is where things got a little tricky.

I had become so accustomed to my simple-spoiled life that I had a hard time adjusting. I just didnít like all the commotion associated with young people coming and going in and out of the house. I was afraid and wanted my simple, quiet, spoiled rotten life backÖas one can understand.
After two months, I was given up on, thrown out and taken to the local animal shelter. So as you can see, I went from ďThe Princess to The PauperĒ.
Things got much worse for me at the shelter because I was put into a single 4x6 room with concrete floors and cylinder block walls. I was terrified, so terrified in fact that I growled at the animal control officers and would try to bite them. They labeled me ďDevil DogĒ.

Thank goodness Yorkie Haven Rescue learned of my terrible situation and came to rescue me. I was given to my Foster Mommy in a crate and driven straight to my Foster home. Foster Mommy took me outside and let me out of my crate. I jumped straight in her lap, tail wagging, and placed a big ole wet kiss right on her nose!

Foster Mommy says I am a good girl, very loyal and protective. She also calls me an alpha female, whatever that means! I went to the dogtor the next day and had a perfectly clean bill of health. The next day we were off to the groomer to get a nice bath and haircut. Whew! I feel like a new woman!!!
In my Foster home there are two other female yorkies and a 2 year old human child, all three of which I am NOT A FAN! I would prefer to be the only baby in the house...that means no other doggies or children to take away from my attention.

If you are looking for a lifelong, loyal, lapdog- I am the girl for you!

Sending you tail wags and kisses!
Bubbles's Donors:
Judith Dennison

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Name: Dallas
Gender: Male
Age: 10
Weight: 5
Location: NC
Adoption Fee: $200

For more information on Dallas, contact foster parent at: yorkiemommync@yahoo.com

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5/4/15 - Dallas is still his big bold self that thinks he can take on any other pup regardless of size or the number of teeth they have. He still LOVES people and attention unless you accidentally pull a hair and then he is letting you know how big and bad he is too. With his jaw continuing to deteriorate, it has become a little more challenging for him to eat and drink, but he manages well. He is still on his thyroid medicine and is doing well.

5/22/2014 - Dallas is still a feisty little man. Even though he barely has a bottom jaw and no teeth, he still tries to take on any pup that irritates him or looks at him the wrong way. He does occasionally play with other pups in his foster home which only last until he gets upset, but much prefers people over pups. Health wise he is just on thyroid medication and doing well. Because he really doesnít have a bottom jaw left due to not having his teeth taken care of and it therefore has deteriorated, he tends to drool a lot and takes longer to eat and drink, but does well.

9/9/13 - Dallas recently went in for his yearly checkup and in doing so we discovered that Dallas has developed hypo thyroid and is currently on medication that is working well. He has also had some allergy issues, so we put him on some meds for a short time to help alleviate some of his itching. Other than thyroid and allergy issues, he is doing well. He would love nothing more than to be the only pup in a home to receive all your love and attention.

11/14/12 Ė Dallas has only had surgery on one of his knees at this point. The dogtor felt it would be best to do one knee at a time given how bad his knees are. We havenít yet scheduled surgery for his other knee, but he will have it done soon. The knee that was done is healing well and he is finally back to bossing the other kids around outside of the crate. He is still the little love bug that wants all your attention too. He is definitely one that would love to be a permanent lap dog if he could!

8/20/12 Ė Howdy everyone! I came all the way to North Carolina from Dallas, Texas, which is where I got my name! I might be little, but I definitely have a BIG personality. They do say everything is big in Texas! Unfortunately the people that first owned me did not take care of my teeth, so my lower jaw has deteriorated a lot and I tend to drool because of it. But on the bright side, I do not have any teeth and will never need another dental as long as I live! I love to try and give kisses too, but it can be a little difficult for me to find you with my tongue sometimes. I LOVE LOVE LOVE people and all the attention I can get. Because I love people so much, I usually do not like it when other pups come around and want attention too because I need to be the center of attention from my people. I wish they would understand that and stay away. I try and tell them, but they do not listen. I can be quite the little snuggler and burrow under the covers to sleep at night. Like so many other yorkies, I have very bad knees and walk a little different because of them and have had some issues recently where I did something to make them hurt. When I went in to have the few teeth I had left removed, the dogtor x-rayed my knees and said I am actually a good candidate for surgery and I do not have much arthritis at this point which makes it good timing to fix them before it does set in. I am not sure how all that is going to go though because I am not a fan of being crated and I heard through the grapevine that you have to be crated after surgery for a little while. Well, I need to get back to letting the other pups know they need to stay away from my foster parents!

August 14, 2012 - BIO COMING SOON!
Dallas's Donors:
Amy Thompson
Lissette RodriguezMargaret Gregory Stephen Ridgill
Nancy LeichtLissette Rodriguez

Name: Olly
Gender: Male
Age: 16
Weight: 8.4
Location: NC
Adoption Fee: $150

For more information on Olly, contact foster parent at: yorkiemommync@yahoo.com

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5/4/15 - Olly is now the oldest pup in his foster home and does the things senior pups do, which is sleep a lot. He now has Tacrolimus drops for dry eye in both eyes twice a day, otherwise he is pretty healthy. He does limp more on his front legs in colder weather, but that does not keep him from moving around. He gets the most excited at bed time because he loves nothing more than to sleep in bed with you and of course he loves meal time.

5/22/2014 - Olly is such a happy and loving little old man. He doesnít play or chew on bones, but he is right there waiting if he thinks there will be any food involved. When not waiting for food or treats he spends a lot of his time napping like most older pups do and absolutely loves sleeping in bed with his foster parents. He still limps with his front legs and we tried laser therapy that seemed to help a little bit, but did not take it away. Other than the limp Olly is doing great health wise. He does have to wear a bellyband most of the time because as the pups get older they cannot hold it like the younger kids can. Although he doesnít play with the other pups he does need to have other pups around and with him when no one is home. We tried him at a different foster home for a short time to help with his front legs but he had too much anxiety when no one was home because there werenít pups running around the house with him.

9/9/13 - Olly is a little old man who will turn 15 in December. He loves attention and food. He went to the dogtor last week and his liver levels were off and the bile acids were not good. We are trying a supplement and are looking at doing an ultrasound to see if we can find out what is going on. Once we figure out what is going on with his liver we will discuss him having a dental as his teeth are pretty bad and bad teeth can cause health issues as well. If you are looking for a sweet little old man, Olly is the pup for you.
Olly's Donors:
Nancy Meinershagen
Vicki DykesNancy Leicht


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Name: Angus
Gender: Male
Age: 5
Weight: 16
Location: TX
Adoption Fee: $300

For more information on Angus, contact foster parent at: linsyorkies@yahoo.com

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12/1/15 - CAN I HAVE YOUR ATTENTION PLEASE! I need a family that loves to have fun. I'm a super happy boy with endless energy and love for life. I run, I play, I swim, I hike...... you name it, I'm up for it. Iím conveniently-sized and sturdily built, yet also elegant and athletic. My hair is tad more wiry and I have a whiskery face with a wise expression. I would probably do well with older children, but not younger ones since I can get rough.

I'm a very smart boy that is down for the activity, but at the end of the day, I'm the first one to want to snuggle and watch tv. I can be stubborn at times and need socialization so as not to bring my suspicious/shy personality into play. I can get along with other family animals, but can also be bold and fiesty with them.

How 'bout giving me a chance to fulfill your life in ways you could never imagine a pet could ever do. I promise we can have a blast together.

3/11/14 - Angus has been in his foster home since the first of November now and we are being able to tell a little bit more about his personality and what home would work best for him. We do know that he has a lot of energy and would need a large fenced yard. It also would help if the new owner is into exercise themselves and could bring Angus for daily walks or even to the dog park. He also loves to swim! Check out his video! He is a young pup who is very smart and needs an outlet for all that energy.

We are seeing that he would do best in a home with no small children and would probably be better with no small dogs. He is very strong for his size and sometimes when his little mind gets in overdrive he can run and bowl a small one (human or canine) over without meaning to. Cats would definitely be a no-no since Angus would just see them as fun prey.

We assume that a home with a larger dog would be a fit since Angus does love to play and could have a playmate without being too rough with it. A submissive larger dog would be better since Angus likes to think at times that he has a Napoleon syndrome.

On the flip side, Angus is a very sweet young man, that so wants a home of his own where he has a mom/dad to love him and let him sit in their laps and give him belly rubs. He loves attention and doesnít mind giving it back. He is such a lover and very, very smart. He even tries to help with the laundry and other household chores. He is a fun, loving, smart and adorable guy who would bring someone a great deal of pleasure and entertainment. He just needs the correct home where he can blossom and be all that he can be.

11/5/13 - Angusís previous mom felt it very difficult to surrender him; but with a baby and no fence for Angus to run in and get out his energy, she felt she wasnít giving him all he needed. So she unselfishly reached out for YHR to take him in.

Angus is now in a foster home with other pups and has yet to try to play with any of them. He is very clingy with his foster mom currently and we are sure he is just afraid of being abandoned again. He has only been with us less than a week and his personality will come out and blossom in the next few weeks and then we will be able to tell the true Angus. He has the cutest under bite that gives him such an adorable look.

Information we can give that was provided by his previous family:

Angus is a very affectionate young man who loves to cuddle and be in your lap. He loves to sleep with his humans and on cold nights likes to be under the covers. He loves to be massaged and petted and gets so comfortable he will just lay there as long as you will rub him. Once he is comfortable with his people, you canít hold back his licker. He loves to give kisses.

Angus is a very smart baby and learns routine pretty quickly if it is a stable and consistent routine. He is shy when meeting new people, but comes around when he feels secure. He loves playing with toys (although this has not started yet in his foster home, we canít wait until he feels secure enough to go get a toy and play).

He loves to go for rides. He is typical yorkie and loves to help with the laundry (will grab a piece going from the washer to dryer if dropped and wants to play tug-o-war) and follows his humans EVERYWHERE.

Here is the funny thing. Angus loves to swim, but isnít overly fond of a bath. He loves to go for walks, but is such an adventurous young man and pulls on the leash, so will need a secure harness and lead at all times.

Angus is longing for love and attention from his humans and has so much of the same to give in return. You will not regret applying for this baby boy as he is playful, happy, loving, attentive, and has such a great personality and zest for life.

11/4/2013 - BIO COMING SOON!
Angus's Donors:
Michael Davis

I have serious medical issues, Please Donate!
Name: Charlie
Gender: Male
Age: 10
Weight: 7.8
Location: TX
Adoption Fee: $175

For more information on Charlie, contact foster parent at: yorkietude@yahoo.com

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2/3/16 - Charlie is beginning to show improvement! His IV's have been discontinued and his blood sugar is stable. Surgery will be checking on him tomorrow...the hope is that the drain will be removed. His surgery site looks to be healing well.
He does still have a feeding tube, but he is starting to eat a little bit with some coaxing.
He is more steady on his feet now!
They are looking at a possible discharge on Friday. He will more than likely be discharged with the feeding tube in...and if he eats well over that weekend, it may be removed the following Monday.
Thank you for all of your sweet words, thoughts and prayers and donations. We are all so happy that Charlie has done so well. This is something we could not do without all of the wonderful supporters we have!!! We can now love Charlie the way he always deserved to be loved.

2/1/16 - Charlie had to have a feeding tube placed today because he will not eat and he does need nutrition in order to heal. The infection seems to be lessening...and his incision looks ok today. We are hopeful that once he is being fed, his recovery time will be quicker!

1.31.16 - There isn't much to report tonight. Charlie is still ill and has a long way to go, but is currently stable. Thank you to everyone for your thoughts, donations and prayers!

1/30/2016 - 11:30PM - Charlie had surgery tonight to explore his wounds and debride them.. The surgeon called at 10 PM to let us know how things went. Poor Charlie had a very large area of necrosis on his neck. For now, it is closed up with a drain in it; but if the infection continues, he will lose more skin/tissue and that could present some real problems in terms of closing the wound. His antibiotics are being changed to something stronger until we get his infection under control. He will remain in ICU until he is physically stable and then would be moved to the surgery unit. He really needs prayers and we still have not met our goal for him financially. It is entirely possible his bill will rise...he now has bills with the Internal Med service and one for Surgical. If you can spare a cup of coffee for Charlie it would be so appreciated...dollars add up! Thank you everyone for your good thoughts, prayers and donations over the past 24 hours.

1.30/2016 - Charlie update! First of all, many thanks all of you who have donated towards his care! We could not continue to save babies like Charlie without all of you!
Charlie is stable this morning, but of course, still very ill. They had a surgical consult done on him late yesterday and the surgeon said that his wounds need to be surgically explored. In cases like this, what you see on the surface is usually just the "tip of the iceberg" so to speak. The internal med vet will speak with the specialist today to come up with a plan. They need to decide if this can be done now, or if he needs to be more stable for them to anesthetize him.

1/29/2016 - Charlie was found in a yard yesterday and taken to a shelter.We were notified of him this morning and picked him up from the shelter. He has multiple bite wounds, bruised, shocky, He has what appears to be road rash on feet and rear and a very swollen neck. Dehydrated. Blood sugar very low. Our vet checked him thoroughly and referred him to Gulf Coast Veterinary Specialists in Houston where he has been admitted to ICU.

Charlie is in critical (but stable for now) condition. His blood sugar and blood pressure are unstable. He may have some underlying health issues and he is being evaluated for that. He is on IV fluids and antibiotics. We will update as we hear more about him .. and about his testing.

Donations greatly needed and appreciated. His estimate through tomorrow is between $2,300 and $3,000
Charlie's Donors:
Vicki Konikson
Dr S B GooljarJudith Graham BurgessCarla & Yazmin Chamberlain
Rachelle HeinerStacy SavageNancy Leicht
Ann BrierTheresa McCauleySharon Davis
Chanin GreenDonna MooreLinda Katzenstein
Sharon DeesMercy RockBrenda Van Valen
Ai Min HungStephanie, Penny & Molly GrizzleJennifer Carnahan
William PerdueSharon DeesChelsea Moore
Phyllis BarrettKatie RosebraughCandace Price
Allen & Cindy WilliamsEnrique R. JiminezJulia and Walt Winicki
Randy & Terri WayMarcella StrubSira Pineiro
Nancy MeinershagenCynthia McNeilKristin Owen
Nora SuddarthDiane FanelleLisa Bridgwater
Patricia & Nuri Gonzalez-PowellDiana MikatarianSheryl Martin
Elke FriedleinKanita LarkinsCynthia Strickland
Lisa EdwardsLynne TurnerVicki Dykes

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I have serious medical issues, Please Donate!
Name: Chewie
Gender: Male
Age: 9
Weight: 7
Location: TX
Adoption Fee: $200

For more information on Chewie, contact foster parent at: yorkietude@yahoo.com

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1/28/15 - Chewie is at the specialist today for testing. We will update when we have the results.

6/3/13 - Chewie went for a follow-up appointment with the cardiologist on Friday, and all went well. Right now he is stable, and all of his test results are about the same as his last exam. That means that the meds are doing their job and helping his heart to pump as normally as possible. They were surprised and happy not to see a decline. As for his estimated time to live, they are still saying about 4 months. So who knows? They said he may just continue to defy all of the statistics for a while. They don't need to see him again until we see a decline or 4 months passes.

His foster parents were pleased with the outcome of this appointment and plan to keep doing what they are doing now, and roll with the punches.

3/6/13 - Chewie has started to not have as much zip to his step, so his foster mom brought him to Gulf Coast to see if his condition was getting worse.

It seems his heart has gotten larger, and it's not "squeezing" enough to pump his blood. (Which is why he's not so zippy and acting fatigued). Also, the veins in his heart and lungs are swollen (plump), and the effect of this is fluid in the lungs

They prescribed 3 more medications. One to help his heart "squeeze" better when it pumps, one is a diuretic to keep the fluid from building up in his lungs, and the third is to keep his body from overproducing fluids in response to the diuretic. He will go back Friday, the 15th, to check to see if the meds are working and to make sure they are not hurting his kidney function, which is a common side-effect. As far as a time frame on his time left with us, she said maybe a few months, but could give a better "guestimate" in 10 days, when he is brought back. At that time they will run the blood panel again and do an x-ray.

Obviously, Chewie will never leave his foster home to go onto a new home of his own, but he will be loved, cared for and medically taken care of until it is time for him to join all the pups that have gone before him to rainbow bridge.

All of your thoughts and prayers for Chewie are greatly appreciated!

1/24/13 - The Sotalol that the vetís put me on did not seem to be working alone, so they have added a second medicine called Mexiletine. It is in a liquid form with beef flavoring. It costs $25.50 per month and I get .5ml 3 times per day. We are hoping that the combination of these two medicines will decrease the number of incorrect heartbeats I have. Nevertheless, the vets are so amazed at the fact that I truly do not show any side effects from my condition. I am so happy and healthy feeling that they are just in awww. Iím so cute, I have that effect on people all the time.

1/16/13 - My mommy and my daddy decided to split up. Unfortunately, this left me without a mommy or daddy, even though I loved them both very much. They made sure I got to a good rescue though, and I am having a blast at my foster home.

When I got here and my new foster mom took me to the vet, we all had a big scare. It seems my heart wasnít beating properly, so we made an appointment with a cardiologist. I got to wear a holter monitor and everything. It was so cool! I was the only pup in my neighborhood with something that would monitor my heartbeats. Kind of like getting the newest iPhone out before anyone else! After blood work and puzzling some of the smartest people, we found out that I have Chagas. No, it is not a Mexican dance. This is a disease that is contracted from Reduviid bugs, also called the ďkissing bugsĒ. How appropriate since I LOVE TO KISS, but talk about being in the wrong place at the wrong time. Ugh!!

Anyway, this Chagas attacks the heart and it seems that my upper and lower chambers arenít communicating properly which results in ventricular arrhythmias (abnormal rapid heart rhythms). There is no treatment for this, but I have been started on some medicine called Sotalol. It is specially formulated for me into chewable treats and is only $30 for a month supply (2 treats a day). Iím a very good pill taker, and I think Iím well worth $30 per month. We hope this medicine will decrease the number of incorrect heartbeats Iím having. Once Iíve been on the medicine for a week, I get to wear my holter monitor again to see if the medicine is working.

I know this all sounds so depressing, but itís really all in how you look at the big picture. None of us are here forever, and none of us know when we will leave this great world. Me having Chagas and there being no treatment is just the same as any other pup passing unexpectedly. You know one day weíll be gone, just donít know when. I myself like the mystery. Life is too full of people always wanting to know whatís coming next. Thatís only for God to know.

I am not neutered and need to have my teeth cleaned, but for right now, the vet doesnít think it is safe for me to undergo anesthesia.

Letís turn to a happier note. I am a very happy young fellow. I love people and spin in circles at foster momís feet when itís mealtime, treat time or time to go outside. (watch my video to see me in action!) I am very loving and full of life. I am as eager of an eater as I am about life. I am always happy, energetic, love to be talked to, very well mannered, make great eye-contact, but am not demanding. Oh, did I mention I LOVE TO GIVE KISSES. Just making sure I didnít leave that out. I also love to wear sweaters. Iím a pup that likes to keep up with fashion. Even though I love attention, I am not a smothering dog. I like to be close to you, but donít have to be on you all the time like some of those needy Yorkies. Iím pretty well potty trained, but since I canít have my ďmanĒ surgery, I still have the tendency to want to mark. No biggie, foster mom just dresses me up in my belly band along with my sweater.

There is a teenager in my home and I just love her. Small children might be too much, but an older child is right up my alley. I canít say that I have a preference whether my next home has a mom, dad or both mom and dad since I love all people equally (which is how it should be). The only time foster mom has seen me get a tad beside myself is when we encountered another larger male pup outside when doing business. Iím fine with male dogs my size, but I donít like it if theyíre bigger than me. Foster mom says I get a little over-aggressive with the big dogs. Apparently I have a ďbig-dogĒ mentality myself.

Anyway, Iím happy, energetic and have THE BEST spirit and personality of any dog you will ever meet. Not to brag, but foster dad said that Iím the smartest foster theyíve ever had. Eat your heart out Lassie!

That about sums me up. Now fill out the application to adopt me.

12/19/12 - BIO COMING SOON!
Chewie's Donors:
Katie Rosebraugh
Becky PearceMagie CrystalPhyllis English
Vicki DykesStephen RidgillDr SB Gooljar
Mercy RockStephanie SlackDonna Moore
Sabrina CohnKathy MillsCatia Sebastiany-Cho
Nancy MeinershagenPamela McBrideLeslie Banister
Jennifer DavisSherrie OrrKanita Larkins
Cindy ChaoDeryl LoganSharon Potts
Linda BasingerNancy LeichtKentisha Dunn
Carla ChamberlainDonna MooreLori Reyes
Linda BasingerSandy ChesnutBarbara French
Tori TylerCourtney DeAngelisNichole Lubert
Lisa BiggersLisa BiggersKanita Larkins
Donna MooreNancy LeichtJason & Claire Harmon
Nichole LubertTony LanzaCourtney DeAngelis
Roxanne DollandVicki DykesScott Quinn
Nancy LeichtBasil & Caper AnzaloneNancy Leicht
Kentisha DunnRichard KingNancy Leicht
Vicki DykesJason & Claire HarmonAlejandra Mileo
Nancy LeichtKathleen MillsPam & Mike Bunn
Kentisha DunnDonna Moore

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I have serious medical issues, Please Donate!
Name: Daisy
Gender: Female
Age: 5
Weight: 7
Location: TX
Adoption Fee: $350

For more information on Daisy, contact foster parent at: linsyorkies@yahoo.com

Apply To Adopt Daisy
10/31/2015 - Daisy is doing well with her physical therapy. If you click on Videos under her photo, you can see her on the treadmill at Gulf Coast Vet Specialists Physical Therapy Dept. She walked on her leg for 10 minutes this past week!

Her ears are being treated for a yeast infection. At this time they seem to be responding to treatment. There is some tissue overgrowth but our vet thinks she may be fine since the ear canal is still there. She has clearly had issues with her ears in the past. Most likely she has allergies, but is not yet showing symptoms in her foster home. The surgeon will also be looking at her ears.

10/22/2015 - Daisy's leg has healed well and she started Physical Therapy yesterday to learn how to use it. She will be going to PT twice/week for 6 - 8 weeks and is getting stretching exercises at home. She is already trying to use the leg in certain conditions, so this is all very exciting! Prior to her surgery, that leg was completely unusable! She can actually scratch herself now! :)

9/14/15 - Daisy's leg wrap and her sutures were removed today. Dr. Beale is very happy with her progress. She looks great and will go back the first week of October...more than likely she will be starting physical therapy at that time.

9/4/2015 - Daisy had a very extensive surgery. Dr. Beale had to cut the tibia and femur and put plates in. Her knee cap was on the back side of her knee. There was a lot of scar tissue and overall a very long and tedious surgery but he feels confident that she will do just fine! She may need some physical therapy in the future but for now, it is rest and recuperation for her. She will be on crate rest for 6 - 8 weeks, with leash walking only for potty time. Many thanks to all for the prayers and good thoughts for Daisy!

9/2/2015 - Daisy was surrendered by her owner to a local shelter who contacted us to take her in. They were concerned because of her inability to use her left hind leg.

We are posting photos and a video of Daisy's leg to show what this baby has had to endure for most of her life. She also has had repeated ear issues...they will be taking a better look at them when she is under anesthesia.

Daisy was taken to see Dr. Beale at Gulf Coast Veterinary Specialists in Houston and will be having surgery on her leg on Friday. He said that this leg is like this because she had knee issues as a puppy before her growth plates closed; so her knee is very twisted and the bones are out of alignment. This will be an extensive surgery as there will be a lot of scar tissue in there; but she will be able to use her leg after this surgical correction! We were very excited to hear that this could be done! Of course, this type of surgery does not come without a price....her estimated surgery bill is $4,300. Anything you can do to help us save Daisy's leg will be so appreciated!
Daisy's Donors:
Yorkie & Small Dog Rescue
Lauren LeavittValerie LeavittDonna Moore
Sira PineiroLorie ReyesAngelo Cuva
Jacqueline LawsonBrenda Van ValenJeanie Geer
Marcella StrubNancy LeichtCynthia McNeil
Tenile LutteneggerJudith J McClureJames & Sheila Leverentz
Vicki DykesRosely ThomasSharon Davis
Stephen RidgillSharon LewisLisa Edwards
Kanita LarkinsCarla & Yazmin ChamberlainAlejandra Mileo
Nancy LeichtKathleen MillsKanita Larkins
Katie GordonVicki DykesDaniel Wright
Linda SimpsonMiguel VasquezSheryl Moulden
Katie RosebraughDebbie Yates

Name: Freddie
Gender: Male
Age: 2
Weight: 7
Location: TX
Adoption Fee: $450

For more information on Freddie, contact foster parent at: yorkietude@yahoo.com

Apply To Adopt Freddie

5/29/15 - He walked out into traffic as if he were oblivious to the cars flying around him. Lost, emaciated, weak and missing hair from the waist down, Freddie had not had a good day in quite some time. But, to his surprise, some great people scooped him up out of harm's way and brought him to animal control so his owners could be found. This is where it gets even more pitiful.... days turned into weeks and no owners were looking for Freddie. So, they reached out to rescues and one of the YHR foster moms (who has a passion for chihuahuas) rushed over to save him.

Freddie has been in foster home for awhile getting the love, attention, food and vetting he so obviously needed. He weighed 5.2 lbs. upon arrival and is now a good 7 lbs. and has a nice soft healthy coat. He is such a sweet, loving, appreciative little guy that is devoted to his people. He can be timid at first meeting new people and acts as if he is protecting his humans, but with a sweet voice and gentle/petting hand, he melts right away. He loves to sit in laps. He's playful with other pups when approached for play, relaxed and chill otherwise.

He likes treats when offered, but not extremely food motivated and often must be called more than once for meals. He will gladly walk away from his bowl if another pup goes up to it, so better to feed him alone if you have any chow hounds already in the house. He loves sleeping with his humans, but if the bed is full, will roam around and pick another spot.

Giving this adorable long-haired Chihuahua a home is a no-brainer, and even though he is the one in need of a home, his adopter will definitely be the one who is lucky.

Freddie's Donors:
Karen Walker
Debbie Yates

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Name: Gigi
Gender: Female
Age: 9
Weight: 6.5
Location: TX
Adoption Fee: $200

For more information on Gigi, contact foster parent at: yorkietude@yahoo.com

Apply To Adopt Gigi
11/12/15 - Gigi is officially the Granny in her foster home. She enjoys eating and LOVES sleeping. Comfort is top priority as she will make even the biggest dog in her foster home move to get the most comfortable and largest bed. Everyone usually respects her and understands that she isnít wanting or trying to be alpha, just has earned her way.

She has started to enjoy some rubbing, but only on her terms and will let you know when she is ready for it to stop. She is vocal about letting you know when she is ready to eat or wants to go out.

Gigi is looking for a retirement home when there are no children, no active dogs and a mom and/or dad that understands that she isnít clingy and doesnít have to have a lot of attention. It is unfortunate, because we feel that if earlier on in life, Gigi would have had attention and been smothered with love, she would be used to it and want it more now. But please donít let this turn you away. She still needs a home to call her own and truly deserves it. Gigi shouldnít be overlooked just because humans failed her in the past and she did not totally learn the usual dependent Yorkie personality. Is there someone out there that can prove to Gigi that she is special.

6/25/15 - All things change with time. The smell of a new car fades; holes eventually wear in the soles of shoes and humans get wrinkles. Like so many dogs in our countryís shelters, Gigi was likely dumped at the shelter because she is no longer that cuddly puppy with the yummy puppy breath. But, if you are a ďglass half-fullĒ kind-of person, both jeans and boots get more comfortable with time, wrinkles indicate where smiles have been and adopting an adult dog is a pleasure!

When Gigi was turned into the shelter, she was in horrible shape, matted, tick and flea infested, but amazingly heartworm free. Guess those mosquitoes couldnít find a way in through all that matted hair. The shelter contacted us because they were afraid that with the medical help she needed, and her estimated age, they would not be able to adopt her out and she would be euthanized.

Her foster mom was not going to let that happen, so she ran over and swooped up this pitiful bag of bones. That day was a great day for Gigi, but since she had gone so long without food, medical attention, love and affection, she was somewhat ďshut downĒ mentally.

It took a couple of days of eating and sleeping before foster mom and dad could see that Gigi wasnít going to be as ancient as first expected. She is now strong enough to walk without her back legs giving out on her due to weakness. She does have the very early signs of a cataract in her left eye, but sees fine.

Gigi is a zen little girl and pretty much stays to herself. Not timid, not fierce. She doesnít interact with the pups in the home, but does not mind them existing in her space. She will, however, let them know she is displeased if one is laying in a bed she feels is hers. She has a Marlene Dietrich smokey bark. Not piercing at all. She will not hesitate to bark to let you know she is displeased. This usually involves wanting food, someone in a bed she wants, or that she needs to go outside. When the others get to barking she will join in in a move for solidarity, but if she starts it she wants food, potty or a bed. So heartwarming to watch them go from ďgiven upĒ to demanding.

At some point in Gigiís life, someone taught her to sit and she will wait patiently for treats with the other pups. She rides good in the car and isnít nervous at all. Outside she will explore a little, but will also let you know when it is time to go in. She eats like a horse and is now quite vocal when she wants food (see video). Sheís also a begger, but we can imagine going so long without, she wants it all. Currently, which is subject to change as she continues to feel better, Gigi likes all people, but only really gives you attention when you have something to offer her (food). She is very food motivated. She doesnít care about toys at all.

Her foster mom says that this girl is a potty trained pro. If you leave her too long, she will go in the middle of the floor. No remorse. But getting her out regularly fixes this.

Gigi would do best in a slow paced lifestyle with parents to love her and accept that she isnít clingy. She is not looking for a leader, nor is she looking for a playmate. She has found herself to be all the company she needs right now. Foster mom calls her the Buddist Monk of the family right now. She quietly observes, does not judge, and continues along the path that has given her strength, but remains alone. Prove to Gigi that not everyone tires of things so quickly and give her the strength to love again, trust again and a last name for the rest of her life.

6/22/15 - BIO COMING SOON!
Gigi's Donors:
Linda Basinger

Name: Gracie
Gender: Female
Age: 5
Weight: 5.3
Location: TX
Adoption Fee: $350

For more information on Gracie, contact foster parent at: yorkietude@yahoo.com

Apply To Adopt Gracie
1/28/16 - I'VE BEEN ADOPTED!

11/6/15 - Gracie has been having problems with her knees lately so an appointment was made for yesterday with GCVS. The appointment revealed that she will need LP surgery on both knees. Her right is much worse than the left, but they are both bad and the left will only continue to get worse without surgical intervention.

To that end, Gracie has been scheduled for bilateral luxating patella surgery on November 20th. The estimate for her surgery is $2,600 for both knees. We would appreciate any help with this bill.

Thank You.

8/30/15 - Gracie is done with being a mom and is now ready to focus on herself and finding her that perfect permanent home. Gracie enjoys playing with other dogs her size and simply loves her people. She is a sweetheart of a little girl that will win the heart of everyone she meets.

Gracie is on a once daily chewable medication called Proin. Proin is an aid in the management of urinary leakage which mainly occurs when sleeping. This is when the muscles are their most relaxed. The Proin helps tighten the bladder sphincter muscles thereby preventing any leakage. It is working perfect for Gracie and she takes it as if it is a treat. A contributing factor could be from being bred too much.

Gracie is looking for a home with a mom and/or dad, a fursibling, or not, and overall, a happy ending to her otherwise rough start at life. Could you be the one to provide that for this adorable lady?

4/27/15 - Our little Gracie girl had an emergency c-section this morning since she went into labor and was not able to birth them on her own. She had 6 males puppies, was spayed and is resting comfortably... as comfortable as she can with 6 hungry children. Her vetting has been estimated at $1,500 and we would appreciate any donation towards her bills.

4/17/15 - Seems some bright person decided not to spay my mom, hence the reason Iím here. But, what are the chances we run into two bright people. Pretty good Iíd have to say since my people decided not to spay me and then decided to surrender me to rescue, forgetting to mention, that I myself was pregnant at the time of surrender. Oh well, it is what it is, so Iíll be a mom very soon. Not my life plan, but not everything goes as planned and you have to play the hand your dealt. So, Yorkie Haven and I were dealt a prego momma, so puppies we shall have. I just wish I remember what unruly gentlemen came a courting so we would all know what type puppies Iíd be having. Yet again, Iíll play the hand Iíve been dealt.

For now though, Iím rid of all the fleas that got surrendered with me. Iím also eating well and getting great baths, so Iím slowly shedding the coarse hair and dry skin that I arrived with. I absolutely love belly rubs, but from what I understand, pregnant women are always rubbing their bellies, I just happen to have humans to do that for me. I am a very sweet little girl who is basking in her newfound glory of being a clean, fed, loved pet.

Even though I wanted to introduce myself, and my babies, I wonít be available or accepting applications for awhile since Iím going to be a very busy mom soon. You know, with the birth and tending to my rats, weaning them and then really getting comfortable. My peeps will let you know when I will be accepting applications. They just have to be able to get to know me in order to know exactly what type home Iíd be right for and now is not the best time to learn my true personality with the hormones and all.

Anyway, Iíll be keeping everyone updated on my children. Iíll be in search of a good home for them as well since theyíll be born to a single mom with no permanent home of her own. But, from what I hear, Yorkie Haven Rescue will make sure that my babies get the best homes ever, just like me when we are all available. So, I'm confident that everything will be great from now on.
Gracie's Donors:
Jody King
Lorie ReyesLinda FreedmanAmy Chernault
Penny SheaMichelle HughesCynthia McNeil
Nancy GormanDonna MooreMarcella Strub
Judith J McClureChena GarrisonCarol Cougill
Nancy LeichtNichole LubertTony Lanza
Courtney DeAngelisRoxanne DollandChristina Weiss
Vicki DykesScott QuinnNancy Leicht
Nancy LeichtKaren Walker Karen Walker
Nancy MeinershagenJacqueline LawsonStephanie, Penny & Molly Grizzle
Nora SuddarthAlejandra MileoRoxanne Dolland
Rachelle HeinerElizabeth MarounSherrie Orr
Jeanie GeerNancy LeichtKathleen Mills
Nancy Gardner

Name: Gwenie
Gender: Female
Age: 7
Weight: 5.5
Location: TX
Adoption Fee: $300

For more information on Gwenie, contact foster parent at: yorkietude@yahoo.com

Apply To Adopt Gwenie
1/28/16 - I'VE BEEN ADOPTED!

9/19/15 - Gwenie is a sweetheart of a gal and loves to be where her person/people are. She loves to cuddle and snuggle and purr, yes really, she actually purrs like a cat. She like to play with other dogs, but does seem to want to dominate the toys.

She does very well with her potty training, once she learns her new home and her new family learns her cues. She has no problem letting someone at the door know that her home is guarded by a Yorkshire Terrier. But, once the intruder enters, she enjoys the company and gets along with everyone. She is such a sweet, special little girl that is going to make a family really happy.

Since having her dental and losing teeth, her cute little tongue sticks out every so slightly which adds character to her adorable face. She does better eating soft food so will need to continue on that. She does like to sleep in bed with her people and loves to be under the covers curled up next to her humans.

As you can see, applying to adopt Gwenie would only bring happiness to your home and make a previously stray, not taken care of baby, a happy yorkie camper. Itís a win/win situation.

7/29/15 - Hi, my name is Gwenie. I was found roaming around the streets by a nice couple. After looking for my owners for a very long time, it was realized that I was probably dumped after being bred for money. The people who found me said I am a very sweet and loving dog, but they just could not take on another pup, especially since I needed a dental and other vetting done that would be costly. They did the next best thing though. They called some people that specialized in saving yorkies like me.

Now Iím in a foster home with other yorkies and have had all my medical needs taken care of. Seems my teeth were in awful shape, I lost 12 of them. Itís ok though, I feel so much better with those gone and have plenty left to eat with. I also had a small lump that they removed and sent off to be biopsied. I feel confident that nothing is wrong.

My foster mom says she cannot imagine who would not want me. She says Iím sweet, smart observant, listens very well, gets along great with the other pups in the home, loves to cuddle and snuggle with the humans, sleeps well in the human bed at night, am pretty much potty trained, walk well on a leash, enjoys care rides and sitting in laps. Whew, Iím awesome if I must toot my own horn. Seems I also love to wear clothes and will help you by putting my head in and seem to enjoy when I have an outfit on. Since I like clothes so much, if you adopt me, I promise to wear one of those shirts that says ďI Love Mommy/DaddyĒ.

Iím sure it wonít take long for my foster mom to find me the best, most perfect permanent home, but do understand, she is going to be very picky since I obviously was discarded before. I am a true companion and lap dog looking for a great Mom and/or Dad to love me unconditionally.

Gwenie's Donors:
Vicki Dykes
Karen Walker

Name: Jacy
Gender: Female
Age: 1
Weight: 9.5
Location: TX
Adoption Fee: $500

For more information on Jacy, contact foster parent at: linsyorkies@yahoo.com

Apply To Adopt Jacy
6/22/15 - Jacy did get her clearance from the surgeon. Her knees are perfect now and she is ready for adoption! Please keep in mind that she can only go to a home where she will always be the only dog.

5/14/2015 - Jacy is recovering well from her surgery. She has four more weeks before her final check up with the surgeon.

4/7/15 - Jacy is one year old today! :) Since coming to us, it was noted that Jacy had luxating patella (grade 3) in both knees and a decision was made for her to see the specialist. Because she is so young and has a long life ahead of her, it was recommended that she have surgery to repair both knees. Her surgery is scheduled for April 14th.
If you can help with a small donation, it will be so appreciated!

2/22/15 - Jacy was surrendered to YHR because it seems there were some issues with the other pups in the previous home. There have been similar issues in her foster home, so Jacy can only be placed in a one dog home.

Sheís a very sweet baby that loves attention.... giving and getting. She loves to play with toys and can easily be directed from chewing (still in puppy stage), with a Nylabone. Because of the chewing, she is crated when left alone so you donít return to a home with woodchips all around. She is good about ďkenneling upĒ by herself when she knows you are leaving;, but like all females, doesnít like to be forced or told to do so. Haha. She is also a great kisser. Lol

She will need a fenced in yard to run and play in since she loves playing outside with her foster siblings. She does business outside very well, but will also used pee pads. She will snuggle with her human at night and will sit on a lap for a bit to give and receives kisses, but isnít overall clingy, so will jump down to go on her own too.

Not sure of her total past, but at times if approached too quickly, Jacy will be timid and dart in the other direction. This should go away with positive direction and as she learns her confidence and that everything is ok.

Jacy is a great, sweet little girl just looking for her last home where someone will love her for life.

1/26/2015 - BIO & PICS COMING SOON!

Jacy's Donors:
Duffy Dykes
Kanita LarkinsMonica ReynoldsDebbie Lytle
Lorie ReyesKanita LarkinsJacqueline Lawson
Robin D ConwayCarla ChamberlainLisa Edwards
Bobbie WheatPatricia & Nuri Gonzalez - PowellKatie Rosebraugh
Jeanie GeerHyeran KimVicki Dykes
Taylor EstevezDebra RobyDebbie Lytle
Courtney DeAngelisSandy ChesnutStephen Ridgill
Nichole LubertBarry GoldstromDr S B Gooljar
Nidia VodanovichNancy AlonzoAi Min Hung
Alexandra ReardonDiana MikatarianPamela Cascio
Sheryl MartinMaria MelendezLinda Basinger
Lisa LehmanSharon DavisKelly Nix
Brenda Van ValenNina TekwaniTami Reyes
Debra Kopf

Name: Jax
Gender: Male
Age: 2
Weight: 14
Location: TX
Adoption Fee: $450

For more information on Jax, contact foster parent at: linsyorkies@yahoo.com

Apply To Adopt Jax
May 23, 2015 - While Jax is showing improvement, he is still having some issues adapting to life in a loving home. He is coming along, but really needs patient loving people around him.

Currently, when Jax gets overwhelmed he tends to want to "get up close and personal" with his mouth to whatever is annoying him (or anything/anyone in his way). . We are working on this, but it will take some time to convince him to be a lover/not a fighter.

January 15, 2015 - Time for a Jax update! Jax has had a bit of a trying time adjusting to life in a loving home. As you can see from his original photos he was either neglected or left to live alone outside for a very long time.

He is a bit of a challenge at times, but is a very sweet boy. He as come a long way and is getting a bit better about being handled; but he still needs more rehab time. He can be bathed cautiously and his hair trimmed a bit; but his foster mom is taking it in baby steps. In the end he will be a super loving wonderful pet! Just going to take a bit more time.

The latest photo of him shows that he is a bit "shaggy" but we think he is very handsome! :)

May 22, 2014 - Jax is doing well. He goes on short leash walks throughout the day. He is walking better and better! He is on crate rest and will be for about 6 more weeks. His eyes looked much improved. He has an appointment next week to have his sutures removed.

May 11, 2014 - Jax had surgery to repair his pelvis on May 7. He was discharged from the hospital on May 9. He was shaved down and was seen by the eye doctor. He is being treated for a bacterial skin infection and infection of his eyelids. He also is being medicated for pain and is on crate rest. He is coming along well but his recovery will be slow.

May 6, 2014 - Jax was admitted to GCVS. Will update as we know more.

May 6, 2014 - We received an emergency call about a yorkie that was found on the side of the road late yesterday. He spent the night at the Emergency Clinic where he was found to have a severly fractured pelvis. He is very dirty and matted...his eyes were full of green discharge...the EC cleaned his face up as best they could. He is of course on pain medications. He is on his way this morning to see Dr. Beale at Gulf Coast Veterinary Specialists in Houston.
Anything you can do to help financially will be appreciated. This surgery is definitely going to be in the thousands. Jax is a young man and deserves a chance at a good life!
Please keep Jax in your thoughts and prayers.
Jax's Donors:
Paula Krus Semcovici
Barbara DusoldMelanie WellsAmy Birchfield
Amy BirchfieldCheryl GearyKatie Rosebraugh
Joanne HickoxHali StephensValerie Leavitt
Cathy WillisEverett LivelyBobbie Wheat
Lisa EdwardsVicki DykesRachelle Heiner
Brenda Van ValenLisa BridgewaterDonna Moore
Lauren LeavittDr S B GooljarJackie Pittenger
Carla ChamberlainNancy MeinershagenStephen Ridgill
Maxine WhiteSharon DavisMarcella Strub
Vicki DykesMary DorseyKanita Larkins
Christie PearsonVicki DykesLisa Edwards
Debra RobyKaren WalkerNancy Leicht
Lorie ReyesMichael Carter

Name: Kandi
Gender: Female
Age: 5
Weight: 8
Location: TX
Adoption Fee: $300

For more information on Kandi, contact foster parent at: linsyorkies@yahoo.com

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4/29/15 - Kandi has been with her foster home long enough for us to know her personality. Sometimes she gets into diva mode with other dogs and with people; but underneath it all she is a princess who sometimes dresses in devil's clothing.

April 16, 2013 - Kandi was found to have bilateral inguinal hernias which were surgically repaired this week. She is recovering well.

March 6, 2014 - Kandi is doing very well. She has been released by the orthopedic surgeon as her leg has healed very well!

She has one more step before she can be adopted ....she has an inguinal hernia that must be repaired. In the near future we will be taking her to a soft tissue surgeon for this to be done.

January 19, 2014 - Kandi's recovery is going smoothly. She has adjusted well to her foster home and gets along well with her foster siblings. She is a precious little girl!

January 14, 2014 - Poor sweet Kandi came to us from a shelter where she has been since last week. An xray revealed multiple fractures of her pelvis and a fracture of her femur. We picked her up from the shelter this morning and took her to Gulf Coast Veterinary Specialists to be evaluated. Surgery is being done this afternoon.

Kandi has been living in pain for the past 2 - 8 weeks. We don't know exactly how long but the fractures had started to heal. The leg is being rebroken since it was not in alignment.

Please pray for this sweet girl. Anything you can do to help with her veterinary costs will be appreciated. We will update as we know more.
Kandi's Donors:
Lisa Lehmann
Dr S B GooljarJoanne HickoxSharon Davis
Shannon BeyerJose GonzalezLauren Leavitt
Steve AnzaloneBrenda Van ValenBetty Payne
Jeanie GeerLouis DiBernardoLouis DiBernardo
Stephanie GrizzleNancy MeinershagenTerri Evans
Patricia & Nuri Gonzalez-PowellVicki DykesGary & Denise King
Lisa EdwardsSandra CarrMarcella Strub
Nancy LeichtKaren ShelbyVicki Dykes
Deborah SternStacey WilsonBrenda Van Valen
Alicia KarcherJeanie GeerPeggy Storsved
Vicki DykesHyeran Kim

Name: Lovey
Gender: Female
Age: 4
Weight: 13
Location: TX
Adoption Fee: $375

For more information on Lovey, contact foster parent at: linsyorkies@yahoo.com

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4/29/15 - Lovey is as her name implies....a total love. She would do well in a home as an only pup or with other pups.

April 16, 2014 - Lovey is a happy go lucky pup who loves to play with other pups! She is doing well and it is hard to remember the shape she was in when she came to us!

3/11/2014 - Lovey has continued to do very well. She is a happy girl and loves to walk outside and sniff the air. She gets along very well with her foster friends.

2/21/2014 - Lovey had her sutures removed two days ago. She is pain free now and doing well. She remains on crate rest while her fractures are healing.

February 9, 2014 - Lovey was discharged from the hospital on Feb. 7. She is doing well in her foster home. She is being kept very quiet as her injuries are very painful if she is moved. She is able to go on short walks outside. She is eating well and is a very sweet girl.

February 6, 2014 - MORNING UPDATE: Lovey is doing well. She is able to stand. Ate a bit last night and again this morning. Still on IVs .. they are adding oral pain meds so that when they discontinue the IVs her pain will be well controlled.

February 5, 2014 - Lovey's surgery was done late this afternoon and she is doing well. She had two repairs done on her pelvis. We will update as we hear more on her progress. Thank you to everyone for your messages of support and your donations! We could not do what we do without all of you wonderful people!! :)

February 4, 2014 -Lovey was found on the side of a very busy highway and rushed to a vet. She was in a lot of pain and unable to walk at the time. She was transferred to the specialist and is hospitalized awaiting surgery for multiple pelvic fractures. Thankfully, she is able to move her legs, but she is in extreme pain and cannot stand for that reason. If you click on her pictures you can see her xray.

Please pray for Lovey and any donations will be very appreciated.

Lovey's Donors:
Vicki Dykes
Brenda Van ValenTony MarounJennifer Schultz
Betty PaynePatricia & Nuri Gonzalez-PowellBrenda Brady
Taylor EstevezNancy LeichtLisa Edwards
Dr. S B GooljarJudith Graham BurgessCindy Chao
Cathy WillisLuisa DeasonLindsay Wellhoefer
Christine SommerLisa LehmannChristina Weiss
Susan MatsonSheila SandersBelaine Scheuermann
Carolyn TappLindsey AllgoodAmanda Ene
Sharon BoulangerLisa HarrisonMarcella Strub
Rebecca TurnboughValerie LeavittKaren, Fiona & Maddie Walker
Denise, Sean & Emma (YHR Adoptee) BeyerNancy GormanBrenda Van Valen
Sandra CarrYorkie & Small Dog RescueVicki Dykes
Debbie Yates

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I have serious medical issues, Please Donate!
Name: Matty
Gender: Male
Age: 9
Weight: 10
Location: TX
Adoption Fee: $250

For more information on Matty, contact foster parent at: linsyorkies@yahoo.com

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May 23, 2015 - Matty's toe healed well and he has had no further issues with it! It had turned out to be a benign cyst on his toe. :)

January 5, 2015 - Matty has been having issues with a toe on his right rear foot since Dec. 1.
It started out with a broken nail that had to be surgically removed. Then it progressed to an infection and it just did not heal. An x-ray was done last week and the bone is involved. Today, he went in to have a deep tissue culture done but the vet thinks this is a possible malignancy. The x-rays had been sent to a specialist who also felt cancer is a possibility. We made a decision today to amputate that toe (it is the last one on the outer aspect of his foot). Even if it is infection and not cancer, it is taking forever to heal and sometimes they need them removed anyway. We are hopeful that this will help him feel better. It clearly has been bothering him.

April 16, 2014 - Matty is doing well.

August 19, 2014 - Matty had a wonderful Christmas and is looking forward to the New Year! He is a happy boy who just wants to be loved. :)

August 5, 2013 - Foster Mom told me that she met some people at the dog show in Houston last month who have been following me. Just want to send out kisses to all of you and also to my special angels who send money to me every single month....foster mom says they love me...kisses Patricia and Nuri! Foster Mom says I have come a long way...I still don't like those loud things that cut my hair. If you love me, you just have to be careful and learn to cut my hair with scissors!

December 13, 2012 - Matty is doing very well! He has recovered well from his knee surgery.

October 21, 2012 - Matty is recovering well from his surgery...he was seen last week by the orthopedic surgeon and will be seen again in 8 weeks.

September 23, 2012 - Matty is on pain meds and is resting...he is having a bit of a difficult time with this surgery and is very stressed out. Poor little guy.

September 21, 2012 - Matty tore a ligament in his left knee and was admitted this morning for TPLO surgery to repair it.

May 13, 2012 - Matty is doing well. He has been allowing his foster mom to do some grooming with him which is a huge step for him!

April 1, 2011 - Matty is doing fine! His leg has healed well.

February 7, 2011 - Little Matty has a torn cruciate ligament in his right knee. He will be having surgery to repair it and his knee tomorrow. Please keep Matty in your thoughts and prayers.

August 16, 2010 - I am still looking for my furever home. My story remains as stated below. I am a sweet boy who readily gives yorkie kisses to my foster mom.

7/8/09 - I know my experienced adopter is out there, but they are looking in all the wrong places for a new addition to add to their family. Sure, I can be a bit of a fear biter (I nip out of fear) at times, but if you would have put yourself in my paws just a few short years ago, youíd nip too. I am getting better, but am still fearful of being groomed, so foster mom will bring me to the vet to be anesthetized so I wonít be so stressed. Iím willing to bet though that if you adopt me and give me time to trust you, I just might let you take a pair of scissors to me one day. Of course, I canít make promises about this, but I can promise that I could give you more love and devotion than you could ask for.

Please, please donít be frightened by my past issues and just give me a chance to prove that my life is worth saving.
March 18, 2009 - Matty is doing well. He still does have issues with being groomed, so we take him to the vet for shave downs under anesthesia. He is beginning to allow his foster mom to clean his eyes, so that is progress!

December 3, 2008 - Matty's growth was benign! We are so happy for him!

November 13, 2008 - Poor little Matty...as if he has not been through enough. He had a suspicious growth removed from his leg today and it was sent out to be biopsied.

October 10, 2008 - Matty is doing well. He has an extreme fear of being brushed, but has started to allow a couple of brush strokes on his back.

July 08 - Matty has come a long way. Because of his history, he will only be adopted to someone who is able to come to the Houston area for many visits with him to help him adjust to a new person and new home.

4-2-08 - Can I speak frankly? Thank you! Let me start off by asking you to look at my before pictures. I wasn't treated very nicely, I lived on my own, had to search for scraps of food and was tormented by the children that came around. Ok, I confess, I wasn't a pretty site to see. My hair was so matted, long and smelly. The kind soul who befriended me could not even tell what type dog I was. She would come everyday and leave food for me until I finally let her get close enough to grab the chain that was around my neck that I had been dragging forever. She found me a foster home which is really great. There is no more wondering where my next meal will come from. I can't really tell you how I ended up the way I did, because fortunately for me, I blocked most of that out. On the down side, I had to be tough on my own and learned to protect myself from the mean people and elements by snapping. It was the only way to survive. So you see, I'm what they call a fear-biter. This is only when I am caught off guard, such as being awakened from a deep sleep, picked up quickly from behind, etc. Oh, I also do not like to be groomed. Foster mom says I am really getting better though, I will just need a calm home with an owner who can understand what I went through and see the softer side of me. It's a tough world out there, and I've seen way too much of it in my young life. Could you be the one to show me that it's all going to be ok for the rest of my life?

December 2007 - Matty is a love, but one must realize he is a fear biter. He has come a long, long way; but may never completely get over whatever it was that traumatized him. He does very well with consistency and praise. He knows his sit and down commands and really is a sweet little guy who wants to please. He also gives yorkie kisses when they are requested!!

October 2007 - Seeing Matty now is so heartwarming. He has come such a long way! He readily gives lots of yorkie kisses and loves belly rubs. He plays with his foster siblings and is a joy to watch! The only time Matty will now snap is when someone attempts to groom him or do anything at all that involves touching him with something other than a hand. He must be muzzled when at the groomer or the vet. When he first came to me, there was no touching him at all and he snapped at everyone who attempted to make contact. There were days that I wondered if all of us here would survive it. hah! He did NOT need someone to boss him around and show him who was the alpha! He simply needed time to realize that no one was ever going to hurt him again. He knows now who the alpha is, and no, it is not him! As the months go by and he improves, I find myself wondering if anyone will ever be able to handle my little Matty. There have been many inquiries, but sadly not the furever home to work for him. Surely there is someone out there who would take the time to work with him and help him complete his journey to learning to trust. Until then, he will remain with me and hopefully show even more progress. I cannot even begin to impart what a beautiful little boy he is, inside and out!

March 31, 2007 - Matty's hair is coming in nicely and he is SO adorable. He still has some issues with socialization that we are working on. He will not be adopted to a home with children. He gets along with some pups, but is funny at times with others so it might be difficult placing him in a home with other pups.

Feb. 2, 2007 - Matty is making progress. He is extremely timid around new people and things. A noise from something as simple as a printer will scare him until you prove to him that it is ok. He is enrolled in classes with his foster mom to help to socialize him. Once he gets to know someone, he is fine with them...but new people are very scary to him. It will be some time before he can be adopted. New pictures were just added that show what he looked like while living outside. Certainly is no surprise that he was traumatized.

December 12, 2006 - What a story on this poor kid. He was found living in a run down shed and it took a couple of months of one person consistently feeding him, to finally catch him. He was so matted that they did not even know what kind of pup he was. He was taken to a vet and had to be completely shaved due to matts that covered his entire body, even his eyes. They said it was a wonder he could see to get around prior to that. He is a tad bit shy with new people and experiences, but a very loveable pupster who rolls over for belly rubs. He also likes to play with the other young pups in his foster home. It will take him a while to get used to living normally before he will be ready for adoption, but at the rate he is going, it might not be all that long! He is scheduled to be neutered on December 21st.
Matty's Donors:
Michael Freedman
Frances BerndtKateia WolffElisandra Castro
Jennifer Rendon-BelangerVicki DykesMariko Hernandez
Mariko HernandezMerry JonesKaren Walker
Maddie & Fiona WalkerMariko HernandezMariko Hernandez
Patricia Gonzalez-PowellNuri Gonzalez-PowellPatricia Gonzalez-Powell
Karen WalkerNancy LeichtNancy Leicht
Vicki DykesMar GregoryMariko Hernandez
Mariko HernandezMariko HernandezMariko Hernandez
Patricia & Nuri Gonzalez-PowellPatricia & Nuri Gonzalez-PowellPatricia & Nuri Gonzalez-Powell
Patricia & Nuri Gonzalez-PowellNancy MeinershagenVicki Dykes
Kray Kray Management IncMelynda SmithHyeran Kim
Diana LewisPatricia & Nuri Gonzalez-PowellJacqueline Lawson
Nuri Gonzalez-Powell

Name: Mikey
Gender: Male
Age: 8
Weight: 10
Location: TX
Adoption Fee: $250

For more information on Mikey, contact foster parent at: yorkietude@yahoo.com

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12/8/15 - Mikey has lost some weight and is looking better. He is having some issues with his right legs (front and back) and has an appt fwith the ortho specialist on Dec 21. He is on anti inflammatory med for now. He is a very good natured little guy!

11/9/2015 - Poor Mikey ... someone overfed him and didn't vet him. Surrendered by owner to shelter....morbidly obese with a collapsing trachea (thankfully not symptomatic at present), matted from head to tail, nails curled to the pads and teeth that are horrible .. two fell out at the vet when he had his initial exam. He is clean now with clipped nails, on a much needed diet (he weighs 12 pounds...should be 1/2 that or less) and will have a dental this coming Wed at Gulf Coast Veterinary Specialists by Dr. Miles.

11/8/2015 - BIO COMING SOON!
Mikey's Donors:
Patricia & Nuri Gonzalez-Powell
Rickie BrittonLinda BasingerJanice Robbins
Sira PineiroNancy LeichtKathleen Mills
Lawson EvacuationLawson ExcavationLinda Basinger
Rachelle HeinerMia LopezKatie Gordon
Pam & Mike BunnStephen RidgillTeresa Burton-Kincaid - Yoshimomo Botanique
Jose GonzalezLinda BasingerSheryl Moulden
Hyeran KimKatie RosebraughKristin Owen

Name: Mocha
Gender: Male
Age: 5
Weight: 8.9
Location: TX
Adoption Fee: $350

For more information on Mocha, contact foster parent at: yorkietude@yahoo.com

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11/11/14 - Mocha wanted to update everyone since it has been a while since his first posting. Mocha is a very sweet little guy who loves attention from his humans and would do great as an only pup. He co-exists fine with the other pups in his home, and is actually submissive, but if challenged, will stand his ground. Mocha can be misunderstood easily since he his personality can sometimes be a bit quirky. Once you learn his personality and shortcomings, owning and loving him really isnít any different than any other pup.

Mocha has some insecurities that make him sometimes come off as a bully. He is what we would most likely call a fear responder. If he is in a situation where he seems to feel fear, he will nip/bite. Seasoned dog owners understand this and look for body language and just make sure that dogs such as Mocha arenít put in a position that would cause him to be uncomfortable. Such as, we know he doesnít like children, so he will need a home that does not have children visit often. Even though Mocha loves people, he is not his loveable self in an active household or for holidays where multiple people visit. It sends his little mind into overload. So, we are looking for a quiet household where Mocha can enjoy the retirement life and not have people in and out of the house at all times. His foster parents do not put him in this predicament and if they have multiple people coming over, they put Mocha in another room until the house is settled.

I know a lot of this makes Mocha sound like a handful, but this is the sweetest, most loveable, most appreciative handful anyone could every want. Humans have personality quirks too, but everyone deserves the chance to be all they can be. Mocha is truly great. He just went through a lot being given up by his first owners and we think that set the precedent for Mochaís future and need for consistency.

He gives as much love as he gets and just needs the chance to be able to be loved unconditionally and without hesitation.

9/13/12 - I used to have a mom and dad and we had a very nice life together. I was loved, I was spoiled and then WHAM, it all came to a crashing end. Mom and dad had to take in a family members children and it seems that I am NOT a fan of children. So, seems I was asked to leave. I'm so sad, I wish I could have come to terms with my dislike for kids, but I couldn't and the house wasn't big enough for all of us.

I am now in a foster home waiting to find another mom and dad to love me. Please don't take this thought to adopt lightly because you don't know how hard it is for us pups to be uprooted. We can't speak, but we definitely hurt and have feelings.

Foster mom and dad say that I am doing well, but can tell that I have been wounded by losing my previous parents since I am so wanting their love and affection. I love being with my humans and would honestly be perfectly fine if it were just I and my parents. Other furbabies will be fine, but I really don't "play" with them much. I have tried to show my alpha side with the other male in my foster home, but foster mom thinks it is just because I'm not sure where I fit in the pack and am still trying to figure that out. Since we all sleep in the human bed, when we first get in bed, there are some cross words between he and I, but we quiet down quickly.

I love playing with squeaky toys and sitting in your lap or next to you on the sofa. My foster mom says although I'm very masculine, I have "precious, soft feet", 'cause they don't hurt her like some pup's feet do. I also LOVE giving kisses. Sometimes a little too much. WHO SAID THAT? I need a calmer household where my parents are confident in their role so I don't have to feel as if I need to rule the roost. I would really love it if somebody could be home with me most of the time. I'm working on my potty training here, and tinkle outside very well each time. I just sometimes forgot to complete my job and come back in and go no. 2. My life was turned upside down, so with consistency, I know I'll get better. I'm ok on a leash and would get better with time, but would prefer a fenced back yard to chase the squirrels and do business in.

I guess I'll wrap it up for now. It's raining here in Texas right now and 2 of the other pups are scared of the weather. Not me, I just want to take a nap by foster mom/dad, enjoy the company and dream about my new parents adopting me.

9/10/12 - BIO COMING SOON!
Mocha's Donors:
Robin Porter
Robin Porter

Name: Nikki
Gender: Female
Age: 8
Weight: 6
Location: TX
Adoption Fee: $250

For more information on Nikki, contact foster parent at: yorkietude@yahoo.com

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1/25/16 - Adoption pending!

1/6/16 - Hi there! My name is Nikki. I bet you havenít ever given much thought to the fact that DOG is GOD spelled backwards. A little ironic? Perhaps not. Do you know of a more forgiving friend? One who is able to look beyond daily insults and still demonstrate unconditional love? We, who many may consider a lowly creature, manage to take on our human's emotional/physical overload with infinite grace. We donít judge or criticize. It is really quite simple. We love you and you are our best friend.

My best friend and human mom passed away recently and luckily someone reached out to Yorkie Haven Rescue and a very sweet foster family took me in. I still miss my human mom, but I hear that YHR is going to find me a new mom and/or dad that will love me and cherish me and give me constant attention.

From what I understand, I am an awesome little girl. I get along with other dogs and cats my size, but do not interact with them at all. I will just ignore them and simply co-exist. I like sleeping in the human bed with my person and actually like being with my person all the time. Iím what they call a velcro dog. Since my previous owner was a woman, I do tend to warm up to women quicker than men, but donít worry, if there is a daddy in my future, I will love you just as much if you are sweet and delicate with me.

Iím not really interested in toys that much, but will grab one and throw it up in the air whenever my humans come home to let them know just how happy I am that they are back. I do well in the potty training department, but donít let the word ďwellĒ be confused with ďno accidentsĒ. If brought out enough, the accuracy percentage rate goes up, but there are those times when I just canít hold it or just get a teeny lazy. I am not a huge barker, but when I do, it isnít very loud and is actually very cute.

I get timid where there are loud noises. I react by ducking my head, tucking my tail and hunkering down. To that end, I need a calm home with no children, young or older and hopefully someone retired to give me just that 99% of love and affection I so deserve. Foster mom has actually heard me howl at the door sometimes when she first leaves and no one else is home. It doesnít last long, and I do not have separation anxiety, just afraid that my new people wonít ever come back like my previous mom.

I will sun outside, but only if you are with me. Nothing is more important than being around my person, so where you go, I go. On the sofa, the bed, the bathroom.... I think you get my drift.

Anyway, if you castle is lonely and you need a furbaby to kiss, pet, love, and spoil, I the girl for you and you will not be disappointed.
Nikki's Donors:

Name: Rex
Gender: Male
Age: 6
Weight: 7
Location: TX
Adoption Fee: $300

For more information on Rex, contact foster parent at: yorkietude@yahoo.com

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10/29/15 - Allow me to introduce myself - my name is Houdini.... I mean Rex. I must have been a magicianís helper in a former life since Iím awesome at disappearing/escaping. This isnít actually good though since it always got me in trouble before. I ran off from my previous owners a lot and wound up getting hit by a car one day. I was picked up and taken to animal control and when my owners realized that surgery was needed, opted to surrender me to YHR so I could be fixed. Iím all healed now and good to go, so my new home that is.

Seems old habits die hard and even in my foster home I try to escape when I get the chance. What can I say, Iím just an explorer. Foster mom wasnít as easy to get past as my former owners. Whatís funny is that I am a major velcro dog with my people, so why do I want to leave? Excitement! I love cuddling with my people and definitely have to sleep in bed close to them.

So with everything Iíve let you know about my skills, I will need a very secure yard and very attentive parents who will be one step ahead of me and before opening the door to the pizza man, pick me up.

I know Iím a cutie, so other than having to watch my like a hawk for any escape opportunities, I can make your life quite great.

6/6/15 - Rex is now all fixed up and ready to move on to his perfect furever life! He was seen by the surgeon this week and given a clean bill of health.

He is a happy little, lovable pup who loves to snuggle with a human. He also does like to play with other pups, but can be a tad bit bossy at times...just needs to be reminded to play nicely :) He does not like to share his human, so it is best he not be with a pup who is super attached to his human.

4/13/15 - Rex has been in his foster home for a couple of weeks now and being kept calm so that he can heal from his surgery to repair his diaphragm and let his pelvic fracture try to heal as well. He went in on 3/30 to get his staples out, and goes back to GCVS on 5/20 for x-rays to see how he is healing. One good bit of news for this baby is that he was tested for heartworms and was negative.

Rex seems interested in other dogs, so we think that once he has healed, he will be interested in playing with them. He also seems interested in toys. We will all be so glad once he is totally healed and can play. His appetite is great and he sleeps very well. Rex seems to love everyone he meets and is a well rounded baby.

He loves exploring when outside. We think it is the first time he has truly had a secure fenced yard to explore in without worrying about cars racing by and the activity of life of a dog able to roam freely in the streets.

He loves attention and loves to be held and petted on. Kisses are another of his favorites. He also follows his human around and doesnít want them out of his sight. So, we think heíll be a velcro dog unless this changes with time. We will update Rexís bio after his next appointment and as we learn more about this sweet baby boy.

3/18/15 - Rex had surgery to repair his diaphragm. His organs from his tummy had to be pushed back down and then the diaphragm was repaired. It is a pretty large incision .. chest surgery. He is not currently using his right rear leg due to his pelvic fracture. That should be fine as his pelvis heals.

He is now in his foster home finally getting love and attention. He still needs to be on strict rest for 8 weeks to heal properly, so we may not totally know his personality and what type home he needs to be in for a while. We will keep everyone updated on his progress and thank you all so much for donating and saving this babies life.

We have no choice but to do this surgery ASAP .. we cannot wait for donations to schedule surgery .. so anything you can do to help is totally appreciated.

We were contacted today about Rex who was deemed by the shelter vet to be an emergency. He was hit by a car and has multiple pelvic fractures and a diaphragmatic hernia. Both of these must be surgically repaired. He does have some increased respirations due to the diaphragm, but is not in distress at present. We transported him to Gulf Coast Veterinary Specialists​ in Houston and he was admitted and evaluated. He will be watched closely overnight. Surgery for both conditions is planned for tomorrow unless his breathing is worse and then they will have to do it as an emergency tonight. Poor Rex is terribly matted and has sticker burrs all over him. They will shave him down tomorrow after he is anesthetized.

You also can donate directly towards his care at GCVS by calling 713-693-1122

Rex's Donors:
Lorie Reyes
Kanita LarkinsSherrie OrrStephanie Grizzle
Taylor EstevezJackie PittengerSharon Davis
Benjamin SlusarchukDale A ZimmerAmy Chernault
Sandy ChesnutHyeran KimLorna Marrero
Penny SheaTina NormanNancy Leicht
Stacy PendolaDebbie KwitneyCarla Chamberlain
Lisa EdwardsBobbie WheatVicki Dykes
Diana Lewis MikatarianChristina WeissLisa Lehmann
Perla ChiaffitellaNancy MeinershagenElaine Laskowski
Joanne VogelBarbara FrenchIna Foster
Rachelle HeinerStephanie SlackAnn Brier
Nancy AlonzoNathan KleinBasil & Caper Anzalone
Amy BirchfieldBrenda Van ValenStephen Ridgill
Donna MooreTenile LutteneggerBarney Hobson
Tori TylerMarcella StrubKanita Larkins
Jacqueline Levesque

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Name: Sammy 2
Gender: Male
Age: 11.5
Weight: 7
Location: TX
Adoption Fee: $100

For more information on Sammy 2, contact foster parent at: yorkietude@yahoo.com

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11/12/14 - Sammy is doing well and still competes for the position of the King of the Castle, donít tell his foster brother though! Sammy may not be a lap dog but he does want to keep an eye on you wherever you go and if you settle down for the evening he is up giving you kisses before he settles into his spot. When the other pups arenít around he is more relaxed and will lay next to you or at your feet. Sammy and his foster family moved, which stirred up his allergies again. The vet feels it was due to moving to a new place that has different environmental triggers for him. Since Summer is over, he is now taking just 1/4 Zyrtec daily with Benadryl as needed. He can always resort back to the Atopica during the worse months. Sammy is still waiting for his forever castle, I mean home, without another pup or with an easy going pup.

5/13/14 - Sammyís foster mom is elated to say that Sammy has now been off of the Atopica (allergy pill) since May 2013. He was in such bad shape when he first arrived and with the dedication of his foster mom and vet, Sammy started on a regimen of 1 time a week baths with prescription shampoo, he eats Nutro Natural Choice for Senior Toy Breeds and the Atopica. They gradually spaced the Atopica pills out to where he was only receiving every third day and then eventually took him off the pills altogether. He has been doing great with just the baths and food he is on. His foster mom does keep Atopica on hand in case there is a flare-up and he may need to return to the the medicine, but his skin seems to be doing great.

Sammy did put on a little weight in the beginning when going through different trials for his allergies and is now trying to shed his excess weight and get back to his boyish figure. Sammy is doing better with his potty habits, as long as he isnít left too long expecting to hold it.
Sammy is a very confident little guy that would do best as an only dog or with another that truly doesnít care if Sammy runs the show. He is truly a yorkie with that attitude of ďitís my way or the highwayĒ. Sammy follows his foster mom around and loves to be where the action is, but is affectionate on his own terms. He is independent and is not the typical little snuggle bunny.

He had a dental week before last and lost three teeth, but has a much healthier mouth than when he first entered YHR.

Sammy is still awaiting that home that will just make him feel as if he is the King. Could your home be his castle?

3/13/13 - Sammyís allergies are under control now with the help of the Atopica. He takes his Atopica pill every 3rd day, gets bathed weekly with a prescription shampoo and eats I am now on Nutro Natural Choice for Senior Toy Breeds. His foster mom is so excited about all of this since he was practically bald when she first picked him up.

He still gets a little nippy with his treats, but his foster mom feels it is when the other pups are around. He would do well either as an only pup or with another submissive/passive pup. He is starting to play a little more, likes to travel and loves to give kisses.

He put on some weight when the vet had him on Temaril P, so we are working to get some off.

Sammy is still waiting on his forever home and will make a great addition to a home that doesnít have any children and possibly 1 dog or being the only pup.

12/14/12 - Sammy is doing well on his Atopica for his allergies and the vet is pleased with his progress. He is taking one pill daily now and the vet wants to go to every other day and see if he does well with this. Just trying to see where his exact comfort zone point is.

Now that he has been in his foster home a while and his skin is looking and feeling better, we have learned that Sammy would love to be an only dog. He doesnít necessarily start anything with his foster siblings, but wonít back down at all when the alpha in the home tries to show him who owns the home. Sammy is also very proud and attached to his food and treats and will nip if someone tries to mess with them. To that end, he would not be a good pup in a home with children or where children visit frequently.

Sammy is a great little guy who will make someone a great companion.

10/5/12 - I thought Iíd update everyone on my status since the results have come in from my allergy tests.

Iíve had to switch foods since it seems I was allergic to, among other things, some of the ingredients in my previous kibble. I am now on Nutro Natural Choice for Senior Toy Breeds. On 10/4/12, I started on the allergy pill called Atopica (10mg) and the doc said that it would take about a month and a half before we see if this will make my skin non-itchy.

My hair has already started growing back from when I first arrived, now we are waiting for my allergy pills to take effect and then maybe Iíll grace the cover of Dog Fancy!

9/18/12 - I just recently changed addresses. Not by choice of my own. Seems my previous owners were adding to their family once again with a two legger and didnít feel there was enough room for all of us, so they contacted Yorkie Haven to see if they had room. Iím now in a foster home with a great foster mom and dad and two other yorkies.

My name is Sammy #2. Guess thatís because there was already a pup named Sammy on the YHR site. Iíve been in my new home since 8/31/12 and am settling in quite nicely. Everyone here is nice, except for Bande, one of the yorkies. He kind of has a strong personality and is a permanent resident here. Since Iím a little strong minded too, we donít always see eye to eye on things. Foster mom is really good about making us both understand that she is actually the one in charge. I do well around Simon, the other yorkie, since he is submissive and passive.

Iím eating very well and have put on some much needed weight. I love my humans and do enjoy being held and petted. Iím not a huge barker, but will voice my opinion when I want attention and am not getting it. Typical yorkie from what I understand. I would enjoy for my permanent home to be a mom and dad, other pups optional, but if there are other pups, it would probably be better if they were laid back. I donít really play with toys, but a couple of those would be good in case I learn and start to play with them.

I have allergies really bad and foster mom and the vet are working diligently to try to figure out what exactly Iím allergic to so we can get a handle on it. I am switching to Natural Balance Venison and Sweet Potato, but we are probably going to do some allergy testing in the future. We want to see if itís just food or if I may need to be on some form of allergy medicine to make me comfortable. I have lived with this itchy, irritated, infected skin for long enough and now foster mom is going to fix it, thank goodness. I will feel so much better.

9/5/12 - These are definitely my before pics since I look so bad. I have yeast and bacterial infections due to allergies that have not been addressed for a very long period of time. I have just arrived at my foster home, so a formal bio will be coming as soon as foster mom and dad learn my personality and new pics where I am less red, have more hair, look more comfortable and am more handsome will also be forthcoming.

Sammy #2
Sammy 2's Donors:
Debbie Leithe
Marcella StrubMariko HernandezKathy Magnum

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Name: Spencer
Gender: Male
Age: 8 months
Weight: 10.5
Location: TX
Adoption Fee: $600

For more information on Spencer, contact foster parent at: yorkietude@yahoo.com

Apply To Adopt Spencer

11/10/15 - Spencer is a sweetheart of a guy that loves playing with other dogs and toys. To that end, there will need to be other four leggers in the home, no matter the size since in his foster home, there are small and large ones. He loves to ride in the car, but insists on being in your lap. I know, not totally safe, but he is very still and not disruptive at all to the safety of the road. Lol

He is loving sleeping in the bed with his foster parents and siblings and says there is no going back to a dog bed or crate to sleep at this point. Older respectful children will be ok in the home since he has energy to burn. Currently he is still working on his potty training. Outside is more of an issue than inside, since he will use puppy pads really well. His foster parents are working on moving the pee pad outside in order to get his little brain to relate to doing business outside as well.

He is an awesome, outgoing, sweet natured, sensitive little man that is just waiting to have a last name and he would like it in time for Thanksgiving, but wonít fuss if it is at least before Christmas.

9/16/15 - Spencer here. Iíve been so busy playing with my foster siblings that I totally forgot to update my bio. I am now 21 weeks old and weigh 8 lbs.

I've had two of my partners in crime leave me. Duncan and Fallon. Foster mom says they were adopted and that I'm waiting to be adopted too. I don't understand why out of us three, I'm the last one here, but it is not my job to question why. Only to be cute and focus on getting myself one of those things that Duncan and Fallon call families now.

I'm a very playful pup, so will definitely need another one in the household to play with. I LOVE humans and dogs. I'm always happy and bouncing around. I have an infinite amount of energy, so a fenced in yard is a must. My attention span is REALLY short, so foster mom is starting to try to teach me some commands in an effort to build my self-control.

Anyway, even with my Attention Deficit Disorder and the fact that I'm not totally potty trained yet (even though I do use my puppy pads and do go outside when brought), I'm still the catch of the site. I have personality plus and looks for the cover of GQ for dogs.

So, if you are interested and meet the requirements that I have listed above, fill out my online application and we'll see if you get the job as my parents. Good Luck!

7/28/15 - Spencer is one of 6 siblings that was born into rescue when their mom, Gracie, was surrendered pregnant. Gracie is a yorkie, and we are assuming that dad was a Schnauzer from the characteristics of the puppies.

Spencer is thin and strong. He can run and play non-stop. He loves giving kisses, but will sneak in a ďbite/nibbleĒ every now and then. Spencer does loves his humans, but would do best in a home with another active pup, or one of his siblings to keep his busy and company. He is a very active busy little guy.

Of course with this adorable face comes chewing, potty accidents and barking, but nothing that someone who is expecting puppy antics can't handle.

Spencer is currently 13 weeks old and should be able to be neutered and be available for adoption in about 3-4 weeks

7/27/15 - BIO COMING SOON!
Spencer's Donors:
Vicki Dykes

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I have serious medical issues, Please Donate!
Name: Tiny Tim
Gender: Male
Age: 8
Weight: 5.5
Location: TX
Adoption Fee: $300

For more information on Tiny Tim, contact foster parent at: linsyorkies@yahoo.com

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3/2/15 - Timmy is doing well. He was recently checked out thoroughly and has not formed any stones. We are thinking the surgical procedure where his urethra was rerouted has fixed that issue; but an adopter must always be aware and have him checked on a regular basis.
He is on prescription food: Royal Canin Urinary SO and must remain on that.

9/19/20`4 - Timmy is back in his foster home and doing well. He will need to be watched closely to see that his blood work continues to improve. He is taking all of his meds like a champ!

9/17/2014 - Timmy is doing very well and will be discharged from the hospital tomorrow. Thank you everyone for your prayers and donations!

9/14/2014 - Timmy (Tiny Tim) became ill overnight and was in the Emergency Clinic early this morning and then referred to Gulf Coast Veterinary Specialists this afternoon.

Timmy in in ICU on IV fluids and antibiotics. His liver enzymes and white count were very elevated and he had a temp of 103.7. He has a probable liver infection, but he does have stones in his gall bladder; so they cannot rule out an obstruction until further studies are done. He will have an ultrasound tomorrow morning and hopefully that will tell us more.

You all have been so generous lately with our sick girl, Lily Rose, so it is totally understood that it may be difficult for many to donate towards Timmy's vet care. If you can help, it will be appreciated. No amount is too small....if you can give up one cup of coffee for him, it will be a huge help and deeply appreciated. One thing we ask is that you please say a prayer for this precious boy.

April 16, 2014 - Timmy has been on various diets to prevent bladder stones. With the surgery he had recently it is hopeful he will never have to have surgery again. He must be seen by a vet every three months to have his urine checked and be evaluated for stones.

March 24, 2014 - Timmy had emergency surgery today to remove a bladder stone that was blocking his urethra. Because he is a recurrent bladder stone former, a scrotal urethrostomy was done to help him pass stones if they form again which is highly likely. He will remain in the hospital for a couple of days.

February 16, 2014 - Since Timmy developed bladder stones again while on a prescription diet, we have done a veterinary nutrition consult on him and have started him on a home cooked diet. Timmy will need to be checked every 3 months for bladder stones.

January 11, 2014 - Timmy had his surgery on the 8th and he is recovering well. He sends yorkie kisses to everyone who helped us pay for his surgery and those who prayed for him!!

December 24, 2013 - In spite of being on a special diet, Timmy has developed another large bladder stone. Poor baby was in pain and went to the vet this morning. Because it is not considered an emergency, he is home on pain meds and being watched. Unless he becomes obstructed, surgery will not be done until after Christmas.
Donations and prayers appreciated!

June 13, 2013 - Timmy is doing well and has put some much needed weight on!

May 31, 2013 - Timmy had his bladder surgery two days ago and is doing fine in his recovery. The stone was huge! Pictures attached.

May 28, 2013 - Timmy was kept in a cage outside and received little to no food and water and no medical treatment at all. He was brought to animal control by his lovely owners (thank goodness) and Yorkie Haven was called to see if they had room for this 3.5 lb. baby. He had his dental and lost 17 teeth and at that time, they found out he had a large bladder stone but had to wait for surgery because he was so emaciated upon arrival.

He has now put on some weight and should be good to go for removal of his bladder stone tomorrow.

Timmy is a sweet little guy who loves his people and is doing fine with the other pups in his foster home. He and his foster mom will be looking for a home for Tiny Tim that understands these little ones and someone who is ready to give him all the love, attention and comfort that he did not get in his previous home. He moving up in the world and is not looking back.

If you can help with his vetting costs, it will be so appreciated.

May 25, 2013 - BIO COMING SOON!
Tiny Tim's Donors:
Vicki Dykes
Jeanie GeerEric ZernekeDeborah Teitelman
Leah MercierVicki DykesKathleen Meaney
Lisa LehmannCatrina CurrierLisa Edwards
Nancy LeichtMarcella StrubVicki Dykes
Rachelle HeinerStephen RidgillVicki Dykes
Maxine WhiteTaylor EstevezCatia Sebastiany-Cho
Fofa Cho and Mr. Toby WafflesFrances StenbergTeddy Bumpkins
Nancy MeinershagenMarcella StrubTori Tyler
Vicki DykesLorie ReyesTina Norman
Kati RobisonJose GonzalezGita Bhatia
Catrina CurrierLaura ThomasSandy Chesnut
Sue McBrideBrett Fredieu Sharon Davis
Brenda Van ValenLisa LehmannFundraiser Outlet
Lisa EdwardsFredricka JohnsCaridad Colon
Nancy LeichtBarbara FrenchLydia Franklin
Adam CereskoKatie RosebraughMelissa L Menchaca
Jennifer DavisKatie WatsonKathy Jaacks
Sheila BerthelsenRhinestone GypsyBecky Pearce
Stephen RidgillJody KingSean & Denise Byeer
Susan CashMay Lee CheahStephanie Slack
Fredricka JohnsPatricia NaylorKaren Walker
Sherry BaccusSherry BaccusMaxine White
Carol YozzoJeanie GeerPaul Sherman
Lorie ReyesNancy LeichtVicki Dykes
Rhonda Rae

Name: Toby
Gender: Male
Age: 13
Weight: 8
Location: TX
Adoption Fee: $100

For more information on Toby, contact foster parent at: linsyorkies@yahoo.com

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9/24/2015 - Toby has been seen by the opthalmologist and is on eye drops for his left eye for retinal inflammation. He is responding well to those drops and does not need a follow up for six months unless there are problems of some sort. He is doing very well!

8/30/15 - Ok, Iíll just start off by letting you know that I realize that I am not the most adoptable pup in the world. My old eyes arenít so perfect and my hearing, well letís just say that it leaves a lot to be desired. Heck, what do you expect, Iím 13 years old. Donít let my age and lack of sight and hearing scare you away, because Iím not ready to check out, just ready to check into a new home.

If you are wondering why my last owners surrendered me to animal control, letís just say that the fact that Iím still a cute Yorkie could not hold up against the two new dogs that they got. Out with the old, in with the new. They had to know how petrified I would be on the cold concrete floor without them. You wouldnít want your children to just ďput you outĒ once you are getting older and need more? Well, I hate to hold a grudge, but I hope that is exactly what happens to my previous mom and dad.

I know what youíre thinking, ďWhy adopt this dog, heís old, deaf and blindĒ. Well, this is your chance to really ďadoptĒ and ďrescueĒ a poor lost soul that gets around fine and loves to sit in a lap and just be touched by gentle human hands. I may be lacking in two of my senses, but my heart works fine and I will love you unconditionally if given the chance.

If you are able to provide this sweetheart with a home, love, food, and a comfy place to sleep, then please fill out our online adoption application. He may not be the one who is going to greet you at the door wagging his tail and ready to give you kisses, but he is one that really deserves another chance at a life that he missed out on at the hands of some really COLD, HEARTLESS humans.

August 19, 2015 - Toby update!! ...pretty good news for Toby! The vet thinks the eyes are chronic and there is really nothing that needs to be done; but he did refer him to GCVS Ophthalmology for a thorough exam and opinion. He has that appointment on August 31.

His dental is scheduled for next Friday, August 28th.

He is heartworm negative!!! His blood work had some mild elevations, but nothing really alarming. We will be doing a urinalysis on him. Oh....and his knees are fine!

He is eating and sleeping well...no major issues with Toby at all!

8/16/2015 - Toby was just picked up today by his foster mom, so we don't know a lot about him as yet.

His previous owners contacted animal control to come and get him because they didn't want him any more. :( Seems they had two new pups and no time for Toby. They turned his vet records in with him .. he has not seen a vet since 2008.

His teeth are a mess and he is in need of a dental and most likely will need to see an opthamologist. His eyes are cloudy and it looks like one has a detached lens. We don't think he can see or hear. :( Praying that he will be heartworm negative. He was not on prevention. :(

Foster mom groomed him and he was an angel throughout it all!
He is a very sweet boy! We will post more as we know more about him.
Toby's Donors:
Patricia & Nuri Gonzalez-Powell
Sira PineiroHyeran KimSuzanne Chavez
eRegencyErynn MillardAlicia Karcher
Donna MooreDebra RobyEllen Weitz
Jacqueline LawsonChelsea PetroliaMarsha Black
Linda SimpsonNora SuddarthJeanie Geer
Vicki Dykes