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Alabama


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I have serious medical issues, Please Donate!
Name: Henry
Gender: Male
Age: 9 weeks
Weight: 3.2
Location: AL
Adoption Fee: $600


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

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8/25/2016 - UPDATE on little Henry. He was seen by the neurologist and MRI was done and revealed that he has hydrocephalus. They have started him on meds to see if we can get the seizures and other symptoms under control. He will be followed closely and we will update as we know more.


8/19/2016 - Henry continues to have neurological issues. All medical issues have been ruled out; so, he is scheduled to have a MRI and Spinal Tap on August 23rd.
The cost for this is $3,000. Anything you can do to help with this will be very appreciated.


7/29/16 - Henry came to YHR when his owner contacted her vet about him having possible seizures. She could not afford to provide him the care that he needed , so she let the vet reach out to rescue. The vet felt that Henry was developmentally delayed and his foster mom was advised to feed him every two hours because he was very underweight and the vet felt that the possible seizures could have been due to hypoglycemia. Henry has not had any further seizure activity, but does appear to have some lingering issues with his gait and his vision. Complete blood work and xrays have been done which have been relatively normal. He is being referred to an ophthalmologist.

We will keep everyone updated as we get new information.
Henry's Donors:
Alexandra Rosado
Cynthia McNeilDonna MooreNancy Leicht
Kathleen HaleyBrenda Van ValenBrenda Van Valen
Angela HeathNancy LeichtSharon Crippen
Cynthia McNeilCarmella CasaleJoanne Vogel
Sherrie Orr

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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

California


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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
Sandra Schad

Louisiana


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Name: Abby
Gender: Female
Age: 6
Weight: 9
Location: LA
Adoption Fee: $350


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

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8/14/16 - Abby is evolving in her foster home. She is a great dog, happy and playful. She is sturdy and strong, not a delicate flower. She would do best in a home with no other dogs as she gets jealous and tries to hover over them to get more of the attention from her people making sure the other ones don't get as much. This makes a scuffle start and Abby doesn't back down. She isn't a chow hound and could probably be free fed. She is an absolute hunter. She stalks everything critter wise outside and gets obsessed with it. Lizards, squirrels, birds, frogs. You even have to make her come in sometimes because when you call her name, its as if she is in a different world when stalking. At night is the worst because that's when all the creatures seem to come alive. lol

She loves to sleep with her humans, but isn't clingy as far as following every step you take. She does like to be able to know which room you are in and that you are there. She is doing well with her potty habits. She loves going for walks.

Her hair is growing back very nicely in a variety of blondes, brown and red colors. Nice coloring. Abby is looking for a mom and/or dad that wants a girl that isn't too prissy, not to independent, but will still love her unconditionally.





6/28/16 - Abby is a SWEETHEART! She was with the same owners from birth until December of 2015. At that time its seems that the couple just no longer wanted Abby and the reason to us is unknown. They found Abby another home and that home did not have the funds to take care of Abby medically and she was suffering. In December, she had a full coat of hair, but since the new owner could not get flea prevention for her, Abby constantly had fleas and scratched and chewed on herself until she had a skin infection and had lost the majority of her hair from her mid-section down. Her new owner realized that she could not help Abby, so reached out to surrender her. She has since been to the vet for all her shots, tested for heartworms (thankfully she was negative, despite not being on prevention), had her teeth cleaned and a huge fatty tumor on her chest removed. Her skin infection is gone and her hair is starting to grow back.

Abby could not be a better baby. She is happy, playful, LOVES her people, co-exists fine with other dogs (but doesnít really play with them), is fine around cats, will play with toys if you entice her, sleeps so good in the bed with her foster mom at night, follows you everywhere and is great company to have around. She is a hearty eater, so free feeding is out of the question. She could stand to lose about a Ĺ lb. but donít tell her that. Lol

Abby is great taking a bath and loves being dried and brushed. She willingly comes to you to be rubbed and doesnít want you to stop. When you leave, even for the shortest period, Abby is overjoyed to see you upon your return and acts as if you left for days.

Once all her hair grows back, she is going to have a beautiful coat and be even more gorgeous than she is now. If you feel that you could be the right fit for Abby, please fill out our online adoption application. But realize, since she has been given up twice previously, she is going to be very picky choosing her next FOREVER home.



6/27/16 - BIO COMING SOON!
Abby's Donors:
Sandra Schad

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Name: Rocky
Gender: Male
Age: 9
Weight: 11
Location: LA
Adoption Fee: $200


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

Apply To Adopt Rocky
8/21/16 - I'VE BEEN ADOPTED!


5/20/16 - As fine wine, Iíve aged to perfection (will be 9 years on July 11th). Although, please be informed that I am almost 9 going on 4. You would never know my age by my zest for life and energy. As diamond clarity, Iím ďFLĒ (which is completely flawless). In comparison to my fuzzy four-legged friends, I am the ďCrŤme de la crŤmeĒ. Iím Rocky. My name suits me since Iím a little bulked up in the weight department. Feel free to adopt me, give me a last name and put me on a diet. My previous home was filling up in the children department and they were too busy for me.

I get along fine with other dogs my size. I absolutely love sleeping in bed with my people. I love all people and love getting and giving attention. When no one is home, I just like chilling on the sofa and watching tv. Iím pretty good in the potty department once you get my signs down. My sign is: I bother you incessantly when I need to go. You just have to learn the ďI need to goĒ incessant bothering from the ďI love you and want attentionĒ incessant bothering. Lol I do go often, so donít need to be left for long hours.

I am a chow hound, so cannot free feed. I also beg for human food. This is probably from pestering the kids in my previous home until they gave in or dropped food. This isnít good obviously, so donít give in to my begs. There are healthy snacks that you can give me. Matters none to me what it is, I just love eating. I am a pure terrier when it comes to squirrels, racoons, cats, etc. My prey drive is strong and I would take off in a minute after these little things. So, no cats in the household and when walking, ALWAYS on a harness and leash. I walk well, but when I see a cat, I lose my mind and want to chase it and will pull you down the street.

I love playing with toys, but will tear them up quickly if they are plush. This could be dangerous, so stronger toys would be better for me. I am a real sweetheart and would sit in your lap all day and night and be petted, snuggled with, kissed, etc. You get the hint, I love attention. I am attention starved. I donít even mind being bathed, blowdried and brushed, as long as Iím getting petted and getting attention. I am very inquisitive, not timid or shy at all. I can jump up on the sofa, but will need steps to get on and off the bed.

I can sometimes be a terror with medicine and will snap unless you are talking to me gently and do this slowly. Used to having kids throwing their hands in my face all the time pretty much put me on alert now.

I am clingy, and will follow you everywhere you go. I know how to sit. I am a catch if I must say so myself. Foster mom says that I am a great little guy and a family would be very lucky to have me. Is that you?




5/6/2016 - BIO COMING SOON!!

Rocky's Donors:
None

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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
Sandra Schad

North Carolina


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Name: Bubbles
Gender: Female
Age: 4
Weight: 7
Location: NC
Adoption Fee: $350


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

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7/5/16 Ė Bubbles is still feisty as ever. She loves to play with her foster brothers, she just isnít so sure about humans sometimes. She can be so happy and friendly with people and want attention and then all of the sudden becomes insecure and scared and snaps. Being on her prescription food and Pepcid has taken care of all her tummy issues and she seems a bit happier now too. She is prone to bite more when she is not feeling well, which is understandable since people get cranky when they do not feel good too. She needs a home that can understand her fears and handle them and it would be great if there was another dog about her size and age to play with too.


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
Bubbles's Donors:
Judith Dennison

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Name: Dallas
Gender: Male
Age: 10
Weight: 5
Location: NC
Adoption Fee: $150


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

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7/5/16 Ė Big D, as his foster parents call him, still has a big personality. He does not realize he is in such a small little body. He still prefers people over dogs, but has been known to play with a few of his foster siblings occasionally and only as long as he is OK with it. If they do something he does not like, he lets them know immediately. He is pretty chill most of the time just hanging out and sleeping either in a bed on the floor, on your lap on the couch, next to you on the couch, or in bed with his foster parents at night. He is still just on thyroid medication and doing well on it. His bottom jaw is pretty much gone now, but he does well eating hard food and it does take him a bit longer to drink enough water to satisfy him. Soft food is just too hard for him to try and eat without a bottom jaw. He cannot pick it up and then it gets all full of drool from him trying to eat it which is why hard food works the best for him. He can be such a sweet and loving boy. He still needs a family that can understand he will likely never be fully housetrained, one that can understand his personality quarks in that he only wants to be pet and loved on under his terms, and one that if they have dogs they are younger and submissive and can handle his big personality.


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

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Name: Olly
Gender: Male
Age: 16
Weight: 8.4
Location: NC
Adoption Fee: $100


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

Texas


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Name: Angus
Gender: Male
Age: 6
Weight: 16
Location: TX
Adoption Fee: $300


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

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ANGUS IS A YORKIE/SCHNAUZER MIX


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!











11-22-09
Angus's Donors:
Michael Davis
Marta Delgado

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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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8/21/16 - Charlie does not let the fact his teeth are gone prevent him from enjoying his food. Eating is the highlight of his day. He's a very vocal boy when it is time to eat. His demands are few....as long as his tummy is full, he's a happy boy. He is not much into being held. He will enjoy it for a few minutes, but then he wants to get down and be left alone. Charlie gets along with his foster siblings ... just sniffs them and checks them out and then walks away. He really is a very low key, low maintenance pup. Perhaps in his own home he will learn to enjoy being held more....we get the feeling it isn't something he ever got used to.


2/16/2016 - Charlie is doing very well in his foster home. He went to the specialist yesterday and had his sutures removed. He is healing nicely. He was seen by the vet dentist/specialist and is scheduled for a dental on March 2. His teeth are in pretty rough shape...we don't think he will have any left;but won't know for sure until the dental is done as xrays will be done at that time.

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






1-29-06
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
Lauren LealSusan BurdDiane & Bailey Smith
Sharon MedinaNancy LeichtDonna Hoblack
Cynthia McNeilDenise BeyerCarolyn Tapp
Stephen Ridgill

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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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DONATIONS NEEDED FOR CHEWIE FOR MONTHLY MEDICATIONS ($190/month)

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 MooreLinda Katzenstein
Natalie CarolynPam BunnRobert Maiellaro
Paulette DittmanMary GuessCynthia McNeil
Keri KagawaJudy BetancourtCynthia McNeil

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I have serious medical issues, Please Donate!
Name: Daisy
Gender: Female
Age: 5
Weight: 8.75
Location: TX
Adoption Fee: $350


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

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6/13/16 - While Daisy is a love of a pup, she does have issues with other pups. We are looking for her to be the queen of her castle. :)


4/10/2016 - While out in the bluebonnets taking photos a rainbow appeared! Daisy and her foster mom made a wish for Daisy's perfect furever home to appear!

She has had some issues with her leg and is in a splint; but it is a minor setback. The implants had to be removed from her leg and one small area needed further attention and healing. She will be seeing the surgeon at the end of the month and we are hoping she will be completely healed at that time.

Don't let that stop you from completing her application as it does take some time to process applications! :)


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!








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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 YatesKathleen H Alston
Nancy LeichtStephanie SlackInventitives, Inc. , TMS Machine Services
Sherrie OrrNga Thien Vo

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Name: Ellie
Gender: Female
Age: 9
Weight: 8.2
Location: TX
Adoption Fee: $250


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

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7/28/16 - Ellie had her appt. today with Dr. John Warren at the Veterinary Eye Institute and the news was not in our favor. Seems Ellie IS NOT a candidate for cataract surgery. Even though she does have complete cataracts in both eyes, unfortunately, the retinal tested performed (ERG) showed that Ellie also has retinal degeneration in both eyes. This will not allow cataract surgery to be performed and be successful. We are happy that we at least got Ellie to the specialist to see if there was anything that could be done. Now that we know there isnít, we will just focus on the fact that she is a spectacular little girl that still needs a great home. Donít let her lack of sight scare you away because she is quick to learn and eager to please. She mastered her foster home in a matter of days. Sight or no sight, Ellie is a awesome little girl and deserves a loving mom and/or dad after all the losses she has been through.




7/26/16 - Ellie came into our rescue with mature cataracts. We have an appt. scheduled for Thursday, July 28 with the ophthalmologist to see if she might be a candidate for cataract surgery. We are crossing our fingers that she is. Ellie is such a sweetheart of a baby and we would love to be able to give her the gift of sight. Her glass is half full already, just imagine how much more happy and confident she would be with being able to see fully.

Ellie was previously owned by, and provided emotional support for, a handicapped lady. She passed away in April of 2013 leaving Ellie in the care of her father and his wife. When the husband became ill and passed in March of 2016, this left Ellie losing yet another loved family member and another scar to her heart. The husbandís wife was too upset to take care of Ellie and Ellie was closer to the husband anyway. So, she did the best she could for Ellie and reached out to rescue so Ellie could find a home and family that would love her as her previous 2 owners.

She is now in a foster home where she simply adores her foster mom. She gets very clingy, very fast to her people and loves them unconditionally. In her foster home there are other dogs, but Ellie does not play with them and would be happier if they werenít there. Lol. To that end, she would do best in a home where she could be the only dog that shadows her human. She has nipped at the current other four legger residents if they try to get too close when she is sitting next to foster mom. She will not go any further than a nip, but this nip lets us know that she would really love and benefit in having her own humans to herself. She has lost so much and so many, that she deserves to be number 1.

Ellie sleeps in the human bed right next to foster mom. She will lay wherever foster mom lays. We cannot express how clingy and focused on her humans she is. When Ellie first entered her foster home, she did not eat well. This could have been a combination of not liking her previous food, the fact that she had lost two loved ones, or a combination of the two. She is eating well now and food is left down so she can snack throughout the day.

Ellie absolutely loves her toys and can be quite obsessive over her tennis balls. She loves to play fetch and will scatter her toys all over. She will bring her tennis balls to you and beg you to throw them. Although she has numerous tennis balls, if she is playing with a particular one and it goes under the couch or gets lost, Ellie will obsess over it. She will search and search and search for the lost ball. And do not think you can entice her with a different one! She just wonít have it. She must have that ball. She can also be extremely aggressive with her stuffed toys. She loves to shake them and can get very loud with it. Her stuffed toy playing can be quite intimidating.

As far as potty habits, Ellie does very well. Accidents with her are rare, but not saying that once changing homes again, they could not happen. Once she learns where the door is she will go to the door and sit down in order to let you know she needs to go out. She also walks well on a leash and will go potty on a leash.

She isnít an obsessive barker, but will bark when she hears noises or if there is a knock at the door. And she is quite the terrier when it comes to stalking bugs, or any type of rodents.

She rides well in the car and really enjoys going for rides. Once she gets comfortable in her home, when someone comes in the door, she will bark at them and dart towards them. She does not bite, just letting you know you are entering her turf.

Please understand that Ellie is all about her person and needs a human or two that will be ok with her taking every step they take and being on top of them. Her foster mom says that she is just the best little foster ever and she is proud to have been able to take this baby in while we try to locate her a forever home.



7/15/16 - BIO COMING SOON!
Ellie's Donors:
None

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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

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FREDDIE IS A LONG HAIRED CHIHUAHUA!

8/14/16 - Freddie is doing very well in his foster home. He is a very laid back dog, but MUST be introduced softly to new people or he will nip at ankles and legs. If introduced properly and slowly, he does fine. He would be a great only dog, or with other dogs that don't want to play with him. He will also need a home that is very calm and without children. He absolutely loves sleeping with his humans. He is a sweetheart that needs a non-chaotic home and a mom and/or dad that wants to give him alot of attention.


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.



5/7/15 - BIO COMING SOON!
Freddie's Donors:
Karen Walker
Debbie Yates

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Name: Jax
Gender: Male
Age: 3
Weight: 14
Location: TX
Adoption Fee: $400


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.







11-18-12
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

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Name: Kandi
Gender: Female
Age: 8
Weight: 11
Location: TX
Adoption Fee: $250


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

Apply To Adopt Kandi
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.







1-25-08
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

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I have serious medical issues, Please Donate!
Name: Matty
Gender: Male
Age: 10
Weight: 10
Location: TX
Adoption Fee: $200


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

Apply To Adopt Matty
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.







12-12-05
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

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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

Apply To Adopt Mocha
7/14/16 - Mocha came to YHR when his previous family had to take in a family memberís children and Mocha and the children did not see eye to eye. They wanted to aggravate Mocha and he wanted to bite them. So away Mocha went. He has been with YHR since September of 2012 and reason being is that he has a special personality. He gets along with other dogs, but does have a little alpha side to him when challenged. So being an only pup for him would be great too. He likes playing with toys and loves running and chasing squirrels in the back yard.

Mochaís special personality: He is a bit quirky and deep down has a lot of insecurities that make him difficult at times. He is a fear responder. If he is in a situation where he seems to feel fear, he will bite and has done so on several occasions. 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. He truly needs a non-active, calm home where someone can sense his ďcujoĒ coming on when it does. Despite how this makes him sound, he 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 aggression and need for consistency. Once you learn his personality and shortcomings, owning and loving him really isnít any different than any other pup.


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

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Name: Rex
Gender: Male
Age: 6
Weight: 7
Location: TX
Adoption Fee: $250


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

Apply To Adopt Rex
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

HANK YOU IN ADVANCE FOR ANY ASSISTANCE YOU CAN GIVE!





3-17-10
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: Spencer
Gender: Male
Age: 1
Weight: 14
Location: TX
Adoption Fee: $500


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

Apply To Adopt Spencer
SPENCER IS A YORKIE/POSSIBLE SCHNAUZER MIX!

3/3/16 - The results of Spencer's cushing test came back negative. So, it appears that Spencer's condition is "congenital kidney disease". This is a disease that affects the development and growth of the kidney before or shortly after birth in which the kidney is abnormal in its ability to function normally. Spencer's specific symptoms are excessive thirst (called polydipsia) and urination (polyuria). Since he is unable to concentrate the urine which results in more water passing out of the body in the form of urine, he will always need free access to water to prevent dehydration (even more so in the summer months). Withholding water WILL NOT decrease his need to urinate and may cause problems. He also constantly needs access to outside, so a doggy door would probably be a better situation for Spencer, or a home where someone is home during the day to give him access to outside often. In his foster home, he does a great job of going outside with having this doggy door access. He is not on any special diet or medication. This condition is not reversible and the prognosis is poor. However, if detected early enough, like we have, Spencer's life span could be longer. The specialist said that there is no way to accurately predict how many years he has without doing further extensive and invasive testing (which we do not feel is necessary for him at this point since he has already gone through so much to diagnosis this), but a good estimate is 4-6 years (no crystal ball).

Despite all of this, Spencer is not in any pain, quite the lover, and despite the set back of tinkling more and drinking more than the normal dog, he is the greatest little guy ever. Very social, makes the other pups in the home play, is very loving and cuddly with his foster parents and an all around sweetheart.

Don't let Spencer never get a last name for something that has been passed down because of bad breeding. He has many great years to fulfill some great family's life and he is just waiting to start his next journey.





2/18/16 - Here is a new picture of Spencer channeling his inner Michael Jackson discovering the Man in the Mirror. Spencer is such a great little man with a glass is half full type personality. He loves people, loves life, loves to play, loves to sleep, loves to cuddle, loves to eat, and so on, and so on. There isn't much that Spencer isn't up for or good at.

One thing that Spencer does have issues with is drinking and tinkling. At first, his foster mom just thought he wasn't catching on to the potty training and he wore a belly band to help. But as time passed and things did not improve, she started to get concerned. Several appointments were made at his regular vet and at GCVS and numerous tests have been performed ruling out one condition after the other. One last test that will be run Tuesday, 2/23/16, is to see if he might have Cushings. If this test comes back negative, and with all prior tests ruling out various other issues/diseases, Dr. Jones feels that a congenital kidney abnormality would be considered most likely the culprit.. Unfortunately, there is no specific treatment for this condition and even though he feels and acts fine, he will continue to have increased thirst and increased urination. He does have a doggy door in his foster home which helps with his increased urination.

We will update his bio after his testing for Cushings on Tuesday.



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
Donna MooreNancy LeichtStephanie Slack
Marcella StrubIsabel DamasLa Branche Designs LLC
Kathleen GoforthDoug & Siobhan MarroneSandy Chesnut
Rachelle HeinerTheresa McCauleyCynthia McNeil
Denise BeyerStephen RidgillDiana Levin
Shelley JarvisSheryl MouldenGrace Fong
Doug & Siobhan MarronePam BunnSharon Gibson
Keri KagawaTracy CunninghamDr S B Gooljar
Stephen RidgillDiana Levin

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Name: Tiny
Gender: Male
Age: 6
Weight: 6.5
Location: TX
Adoption Fee: $325


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

Apply To Adopt Tiny
8/14/16 - Tiny was surrendered to Yorkie Haven Rescue when his owner went into a depression over losing another one of her yorkies. She was so distraught over losing that dog that she put Tiny out on the street. Yes, out on the street. Her daughter came to Tiny's rescue and called around to vet's offices until she found one that would take him. Then they contacted one of our members. He has been in his foster home a while now and seems to be doing really well. He is a playful little tyke and loves to play tug-o-war with soft toys. He would love to sleep with his humans, but is also fine to share a dog bed with another dog in the home or one by himself.

He eats like a champ, but doesn't have any teeth. They weren't taken care of and the ones he had had to be extracted when we got him. He still enjoys scarfing down hard food, but would do great with soft or soft mixed with hard.

He is a social butterfly and loves all people. Is very clingy with his foster mom. He does pretty well with using potty pads, but will go outside as well. He absolutely loves to be in a lap. He will bark if need be, but isn't excessive with it. He is very springy and can jump like a deer.

We know someone out there is looking for this perfect little gentlemen to add to their home. He will do best with someone who stays home as he has a little anxiety with being left. Not severe, but will cry and bark upon you exiting, so someone wouldn't need to be gone for long work hours.


7/31/16 - BIO COMING SOON!
Tiny's Donors:
None

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Name: Tiny Tim
Gender: Male
Age: 11
Weight: 5.5
Location: TX
Adoption Fee: $200


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

Apply To Adopt Tiny Tim
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!



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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 RaeVicki Dykes

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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

Apply To Adopt Toby
8/21/16 - Toby is doing well. He had good news at his last ophthalmology appointment. His left eye continues to look better with the eye drops. He does not need to be seen for another year.


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.




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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 DykesSusan Green

Washington


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Name: Bella
Gender: Female
Age: 2
Weight: 7.8
Location: WA
Adoption Fee: $500


For more information on Bella, contact foster parent at: wayorkiemom@yahoo.com

Apply To Adopt Bella
8/12/16 - IVE BEEN ADOPTED!


BELLA IS A MALTESE/ YORKIE MIX!

7/13/16 - Bella came to us as an owner surrender and fit in instantly at her foster home with both dogs and cats. She is a sweet and cautious girl, but is opening up more and more as she is getting comfortable. She really is the perfect companion without any bad habits. She enjoys being accompanied outside to potty and was found to be frightened of the doggy door at her previous home. She will need someone who understands this and is willing to attend to her needs.

She currently sleeps in an x-pen in the master bedroom, but would probably enjoy sleeping with her humans. She is a great snuggler, likes to be wherever her people are, and will jump up on the couch or bed to join them. She is not a big eater and enjoys munching on kibble throughout the day rather than eating it in one sitting. She enjoys playing fetch and can be very playful.

Bella would love for her forever home to have a person or people who are home a lot so that she can spend most of the day with them. Her foster parents work, but she would prefer that they not. She would do great as an only dog or in a home with other dogs. She is an absolute sweetheart and is looking forward to finding her forever home! Could it be with you?

Bella's Donors:
Sandra Schad