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Name: Amber
Gender: Female
Age: 6
Weight: 10.44
Location: LA
Adoption Fee: $325

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

Apply To Adopt Amber
4/14/23 -Amber, Bebe and Emma all came to YHR from the same home. Their elderly owner could not care for them any longer so surrendered them. All three are very tall, slender, have nice tails and have beautiful faces. They all thought about going into modeling, but after giving it careful consideration, figured the better path would be to join a family and be pampered, loved and retired. They all three seem to have had puppies before and show signs of uncertainness of humans, so were aren’t sure of their full background of socialization. We believe they are sisters as they are all the same age and look a lot alike.
When they first arrived, they did not have any vetting done, so they received the works. Bloodwork, dental, spay, shots, heartworm test, etc. Their skin and hair were in pretty bad shape too, but good food and baths are helping the hair feel more like hair and less like hay.

Even though they have a lot in common, they do have differences in their personalities, so we asked each of them to give you details about themselves.

Hi, I’m Amber. I am such a sweetheart, so I’ve been told everyday since I arrived at my foster home. My foster parents are constantly saying how pretty my face is and how dainty I am and how sweet my personality is. I’m very humble too. I love getting attention and if I even think you are going to want to give me a kiss or pet me, I will scurry right up to you, hunker down and roll over. I am a very submissive girl and appreciate any attention and love I can get. I’m always happy too. My tail is always wagging and my butt wags with it. My whole backend moves when I’m happy, which is all the time now. I just love being talked to and will look at you as if you hung the moon.

I haven’t quite got the hang of being held. I’m rather uncomfortable and don’t know what to do since I haven’t been held much previously, but I’m getting better. I’m not so clingy that I follow my humans everywhere, but foster mom keeps inviting me to every room she goes in, so I’m learning to understand that I’m wanted. I’m a very good girl to go outside and do my business (but have been seen going on the pee pad, and sometimes on a rug); I’m not a huge barker (unless the other dogs in the home bark and they need back-up); and I get along fine with other calm dogs. I really don’t care about toys, just comfortable places to lay.

I really enjoy having other dogs around, but I don’t like very active, obnoxious ones. I’m a sweet calm girl and would like to share space with another sweet, calm dog or two. I’ve learned to use the bench to get up and down in the bed, however, I haven’t gotten quite comfortable enough to sleep the whole night through in the human bed. I will start off there (because foster mom brings me to bed), but in the middle of the night, I wind up going to sleep on the back of the sofa. I have also learned about all the comfy dog beds in the house and foster mom and dad have been catching me in a new one every so often.

So the lowdown on me is that I’m VERY sweet, pretty, kind, gentle, dainty and loving and I’m looking for a home with a fur-sibling or two, a mom and dad, no young children, a fenced in back yard (doesn’t have to be large), healthy food and nightly massages (I absolutely love my belly rubbed). I know that is a tall order, but I’m a believer and I truly believe that there is a perfect home out there just for me, or me and one of my sisters. I’m not settling this time. I’m happy in my foster home, so I will hold out until what I read gives me the warm and fuzzies. Wouldn’t you? Thanks for understanding!

Amber's Donors:
Kerstin Lemke

Name: Bebe
Gender: Female
Age: 6
Weight: 8.75
Location: LA
Adoption Fee: $325

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

Apply To Adopt Bebe
4/14/23 - Bebe, Emma and Amber all came to YHR from the same home. Their elderly owner could not care for them any longer so surrendered them. All three are very tall, slender, have nice tails and have beautiful faces. They all thought about going into modeling, but after giving it careful consideration, figured the better path would be to join a family and be pampered, loved and retired. They all three seem to have had puppies before and show signs of uncertainness of humans, so were aren’t sure of their full background of socialization. We believe they are sisters as they are all the same age and look a lot alike.
When they first arrived, they did not have any vetting done, so they received the works. Bloodwork, dental, spay, shots, heartworm test, etc. Their skin and hair were in pretty bad shape too, but good food and baths are helping the hair feel more like hair and less like hay.

Even though they have a lot in common, they do have differences in their personalities, so we asked each of them to give you details about themselves.

Hi, I’m Bebe. I am a very sweet little girl who doesn’t have a lot of confidence. I’ve never known what it was like to have that typical yorkie attitude. Foster mom is teaching me that I deserve the best there is and told me that I do not have to feel bad about wanting it. I’ve been told that I have many great qualities. Such as my long legs make me look like a model, my dainty face is just beautiful, I have a very sweet and endearing personality, I’m pretty good in the potty-training department (I go outside and use pee pads, but might have some mistakes), I appreciate any attention I get and I’m not a huge barker. But, when I do bark, foster mom says it is high pitched. Lol A home without children would be best since I’m so timid.

I think I would like to have a few fur-brothers or sisters. Nothing too big or hyper, just company. Even though I don’t play with any of my foster-siblings, I do enjoy their company and their existence gives me confidence. Foster mom even caught me the other day licking a few if the other dogs in the face. Isn’t that sweet? I’m getting better at being confident, but I’m still unsure and timid around new people. That is until they decide to give me kisses or hold me or rub my belly. Then I melt like a puddle of goo.

I like to sit in foster mom’s lap in the evening, but I will also lay in one of the dog beds or on the back of the sofa. My long legs enable me to get up just about anywhere. I also love to give kisses and be held. And I know I said it once before, but the belly rubs…… they are my favorite.

If you are looking at my face and have read my bio, then you already know that I’m looking for a home and family. Now, I know that I don’t have anyone to call my own, and I’m my face and demographics are up on a site like I’m posting on Match.com, but please understand that I’ll only be reviewing the best applications that are filled out by someone who has thoroughly read my bio and understands my shortcomings and all my great qualities and is up for the job to be my loving mom and/or dad. So, good luck!
Bebe's Donors:
Kerstin Lemke

Name: Cooper
Gender: Male
Age: 10
Weight: 10
Location: LA
Adoption Fee: $150

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

Apply To Adopt Cooper
Cooper is a Yorkie/Maltese mix

14/16/2023 - To quote Marilyn Monroe, I’m selfish, impatient, and a little insecure. I make mistakes, I am out of control and at times hard to handle. But if you can’t handle me at my worst, then you sure as hell don’t deserve me at my best.

Now that that’s out of the way, my name is Cooper. I came to Yorkie Haven because I can be a bit temperamental at times and my family of 9 years had a baby and they were afraid we would not get along. I can see their point. I don’t like hands coming at me too quickly and will let you know it. However, I don’t have many teeth left, so I can’t cause much harm. Also, foster mom says I have a “tell”. If you are in my space when I am not in the mood, I get this “I don’t trust – pause” about me that lets you know to just be on your way.

I absolutely love sleeping in the bed with my humans and love giving kisses. I get attached to women quicker than men, but I do love all people. I will follow you around non-stop. Even to the bathroom for whatever it is you are doing. I even raise up on the tub when foster mom is bathing and have to have kisses then. I would do best in a home with another dog or two that doesn’t really need my attention, or, the ideal is I’m the only dog getting all the attention. I know that sounds selfish, but my bio does start off letting you know I’m selfish. Lol

I love going for walks and rides. Great in a car and on a harness and leash and walking is a great outlet for me. I might be 9 years old, but I am very spry and healthy. I would definitely do better in a home without children because I don’t like the loud noises and chaos. Guess that’s where my age steps in. Foster mom says I am a quick learner. I learned to sit for treats in 1 day of practicing.

So, anyone out there looking for a sweet guy that is a tad quirky? I’m your baby. Let’s bring in this new 2022 together!

12/21/21 - BIO COMING SOON!
Cooper's Donors:
Mary E. Folds
Kerstin Lemke Kerstin Lemke Kerstin Lemke
Kerstin Lemke Kerstin Lemke

Name: Dylan
Gender: Male
Age: 11 months
Weight: 5.5
Location: LA
Adoption Fee: $600

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

Apply To Adopt Dylan
8/13/23 - Everyone put your hands together for DJ Dylan!
Yo! Yo! Ladies and Gentlemen, my name is Dylan, if you’re wondering what I’m up to, I just be chillin. I was found on the streets by a good Samaritan, she brought me to the vet and became my new friend. She looked for my owners far and wide, but I guess when they said they loved me, they must have lied. I’ve got a dope disposition and I’m happy all the time, although I’ve been through a lot, I’m doing just fine.

I love other dogs and can’t wait to have a fur-brother or sister to play with. I love snuggling with the other dogs in my foster home and playing chase with them. We all sleep with foster mom and don’t even argue about who gets to lay closest to her. Even though I love my foster mom, I absolutely LOVE men. So, I would like it if I could have a mom and a dad. My vocals are strong, so no apartments or attached housing. We go on walks every morning and I am the love of the neighborhood. I don’t meet a stranger (except for small children), and no one can pass me up without meeting, petting and sniffing me. I am pretty agile, so you can usually find me on the back of the sofa or a chair. I’m pretty good at the benches/steps too, so don’t think you are sleeping in the big bed without me.

I love playing with toys, so wouldn’t mind an army of those in my new home. Foster mom has puppy pads down which really helps with my tiny bladder. But I’m not picky, I’ll use grass, concrete, pads, etc. Even though I have energy and love to play, I choose a lap over everything, hand down.

I’ve been told that I’m not the best at grooming, especially around my face, but I’m sure I will get better with time. Oh, I can’t forget to tell you that we will need a front doorway that is secure since I’m very small and quick. We might want to invest in one of those baby gates that you have to enter before getting to the front door. Safety first!

Let’s sum it up. I’m cute, I’m sweet, I’m playful, I’m energetic and a magnet for all humans. So, I’ll end by saying that, “Even though my last home was whack, YHR will find me a new great crib, and that’s a fact! Peace Out!
Dylan's Donors:

Name: Emma
Gender: Female
Age: 6
Weight: 9.13
Location: LA
Adoption Fee: $325

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

Apply To Adopt Emma
4/14/23 - Emma, Amber and Bebe all came to YHR from the same home. Their elderly owner could not care for them any longer so surrendered them. All three are very tall, slender, have nice tails and have beautiful faces. They all thought about going into modeling, but after giving it careful consideration, figured the better path would be to join a family and be pampered, loved and retired. They all three seem to have had puppies before and show signs of uncertainness of humans, so were aren’t sure of their full background of socialization. We believe they are sisters as they are all the same age and look a lot alike.
When they first arrived, they did not have any vetting done, so they received the works. Bloodwork, dental, spay, shots, heartworm test, etc. Their skin and hair were in pretty bad shape too, but good food and baths are helping the hair feel more like hair and less like hay. Emma had a lump by her private part and the doctor took a biopsy and it turns out that it was a mast cell tumor (low grade). Please don’t let this scare you off because they got it and it could never come back. She will need to be checked over and any sign of any lumps, she will need to be brought to the vet to make sure all is well.

Even though they have a lot in common, they do have differences in their personalities, so we asked each of them to give you details about themselves.

Hi, I’m Emma. I have the sweetest personality that you will ever come in contact with. Yep, that’s right, no one out there sweeter. You can just wrap me up and stamp “Godiva” on my back end! I’m pretty flexible too, I could just lay in your lap or sit in your arms all day without so much as a peep or follow you everywhere you walk in the house. I’ve heard that I am an absolute gem to have around and very dainty. I would rather spend all day with my people being petted and loved on. I eat great and fast; I sleep curled up next to my humans all night; I’m a very good girl to go outside and do my business (but have been seen going on the pee pad, and sometimes on a rug); I’m not a huge barker (unless the other dogs in the home bark and they need back-up); and I get along fine with other calm dogs. I don’t seem to know anything about the things called toys, but foster mom and dad are trying to teach me. I love both my foster parents, but, and please don’t tell foster mom this, but I do favor my foster dad. Aside from the fact that he is good looking and I’ve been told I look like a model, I just melt when men are sweet to me. This in no way means I cannot be a momma’s girl because I CAN!

I’m sure I’d be a great only dog, but think it would be best if there were another dog or two with laid back personalities. I say this because when foster mom or dad have to leave me, I’m more comforted with friends around. However, even with fur-siblings around, if you are just outside washing the car or doing yard work, you might want to think about bringing me out with you, because if I can see you, I will whine for you and the other dogs have said I hurt their ears. I’ve learned to use the bench to get up and down in the bed to sleep at night, can jump up on the sofa for napping during the day, and am running quality check on all the dog beds in the house. But, if you are sitting, I’m sitting right beside YOU!

Let’s sum me up: sweet, attractive, loyal, kind, gentle, dainty, and loving, looking for a laid back home with a dad and a mom, no young children, a fenced in back yard (doesn’t have to be large), the ability to sleep in the master bed, but have dog beds for napping, healthy food and nightly massages. Am I being too needy? Well, I’m now retired from having puppies and have gained enough confidence in my foster home to realize that I am a catch, so bring your “A” game when applying because foster mom is one of those “crazy rescue individuals”.
Emma's Donors:
Kerstin Lemke

Name: Major Tom
Gender: Male
Age: 2.5
Weight: 12
Location: LA
Adoption Fee: $400

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

Apply To Adopt Major Tom
Major Tom is a Yorkie/Schnauzer Mix

4/16/2023- Major Tom thought it was about time he updated everyone on what was going on with him since he has been in his foster home. He is a sweet boy, but does have fear issues with new people. When he first meets someone, he will bark at them as if he is scared and trying to protect himself. Sometimes he might even go hide if meeting someone new at his foster home where he is secure. But once introduced and comfortable, he will love unconditionally. He loves men and women, but definitely is more comfortable with women. In his foster home, he plays and loves on foster mom and dad, but will submissive tinkle if foster dad picks him up too quickly. He would benefit from a young playful dog in the home as he loves to play and can be aggravating to dogs that don't want to play or have his energy level. He loves to play with toys and run and play chase with other dogs. He is not very comfortable walking on a harness and leash, so a secure fenced yard is a must for him. He is a very good sleeping companion and adores laying right next to his humans either on top or under the covers. Major does well at the groomer and is great for his weekly bath and blow dry for his foster parents.

He doesn't like a chaotic, busy or loud home, so he would probably do best in a home without children. He is a smart baby. His foster mom taught him to sit for a treat in just 1 day. So he has potential to learn more basic commands.

Major is a happy little guy that did not learn a lot of socialization as a young pup and that has resulted in him being a little socially uncomfortable and timid, but he loves his people 100% and is a great pup. He has enjoyed living at his foster home, but wouldn't object to starting his life with his forever family. Since he is scared around new people and will need time to adjust, visits will probably be beneficial in his transition when getting adopted. So, he will need to be adopted in Louisiana to make sure that all goes well.

If you feel that you are the one for Major Tom, we are accepting applications now!

11/22/21 - Happy Thanksgiving Everyone! The name is Major Tom, but you can call me Major. Or, you can call me Tommy Boy. Or you can call me Baby. Just call me in a sweet voice, because I love that.
I was surrendered by my previous owner because I was too much to handle. My last home did not have enough energy outlets for me and I really need exercise and also needed more socialization. Not getting this resulted in me playing too rough snapping and biting at my mom. She did what was best and surrendered me to YHR. I explained to my foster mom that I didn’t mean it and she said that it’s just puppy antics that needed to be redirected.

I do have a very submissive and fearful personality. I’m afraid when meeting new people and will sometimes submissive tinkle. Other times I will try to overcompensate for my fear by barking and growling. Foster mom tells everyone to just sit down and let me get to know them and come to them on my terms. She told me that she understands my issues and we are going to slowly work on them. She’s cool. I’m timid around other dogs too. I’m just learning to play with them a little because there is a Shih-tzu in my foster home that is trying to show me the ropes. So having another dog in the home would be a plus so I can pickup ques from them and it helps me trust humans too. I just don’t need to be around any that are too rough because it scares me.

Once I trust you, I’m definitely my human’s dog and I will follow you everywhere and can even get protective of you. I f foster mom and I are in the bed and foster dad walks in, I will bark and growl at him until he comes over and talks sweet to me and pets me. Foster mom said that I cannot go to a home with children of any age or one that is too chaotic because I get overly stimulated easily. Exercise, i.e., walking, playing fetch or chase with my humans, etc. will help with this and help me to gain confidence.

I know I’m not doing the best at making myself sound like a gem to be adopted, but I am actually a great boy. I come when called, sleep right next to my human all night perfectly, and loves to give and receive love and affection. I’m learning to play with toys and it is the bomb! I’m pretty good in the potty department as long as you let me out enough and stay out with me If you think you will sneak off and go inside, forget it. I will run back in too and do my business inside. So, it’s up to you if you want to stay out with me, or clean up. Lol

I’m not a springy fellow. I’m actually just starting to walk up the steps/benches to the bed. But I still like to be picked up and put in the bed. I will come down the steps though. Foster mom says it is just adorable to see me raise up on the side of the bed and scratch to be picked up. I guess since I’m bigger, she just assumes I’d be able to jump up and down the steps with ease.

While I’m continuing to get love and attention here and learning discipline and how to trust, if you think I have the potential to be a part of your home, please apply. Remember, I will need a quiet home with parents that will exercise me regularly, no children, and another non-rowdy dog to learn from and play with.

Don’t let my shortcomings scare you off, I’m quite handsome and a great catch. Or so says foster mom and she wouldn’t lie to me. I'll be spending Thanksgiving with my foster family, but maybe by Christmas, I can have a family of my own. Major Tom signing off!

11/15/21 - We will post a bio as soon as we learn Major's personality, but have already learned that he IS NOT good with children of any age.
Major Tom's Donors:
Ed Guise
Shelly Hebert Kerstin Lemke Kerstin Lemke
Kerstin Lemke Kerstin Lemke Kerstin Lemke
Kerstin Lemke Kerstin Lemke Kerstin Lemke

Name: Moses
Gender: Male
Age: 12
Weight: 5
Location: LA
Adoption Fee: $100

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

Apply To Adopt Moses
8/12/23 -My eyes and ears may not be as strong as they used to be, but I have a heart that can give 100%. I was found stray and turned into the shelter. Once my time was up and no one came for me, I was a little nervous thinking that I wouldn’t make it out alive. Well, seems that everyone doesn’t care about that new car smell. I was scooped up by Yorkie Haven Rescue. They said that despite my arrival condition and age, they thought I was perfect! However, I did get my name because of my estimated age, “Old as Moses”. That’s ok, that doesn’t upset me, nor does it make me think I won’t find a forever home. Not everyone out there wants a puppy. Some just want a mature old man whose eyes and ears aren’t what they used to be. A four-legged companion with a heart of gold. A best friend to play with…. Yes, I like playing with other dogs (not too rough), and toys. A part of the family who would never desert you. I am all of those things.
I am blossoming in my foster home. I went to the vet and even though they had to take out the remaining teeth that I had, I’m really happy now. They were more of an obstacle when I was trying to eat. Now, just plop some soft food on a plate and watch me work. Even though I’m the oldest in my foster home, I do have a lot of spirit and try to engage some of the younger dogs to play with me. I haven’t taken to sleeping in the big bed yet, but that’s because it is too crowded. In my next, last home, I’m thinking I might graduate to the bed.

I love all people I meet, except for the young two legged ones. Not a fan of them. Their energy and extremely load noises don’t necessarily mix with what I’ve got going on. I like to explore outside sometimes when doing my business, but lately it’s really hot, so I really like that foster mom has pee pads in the house too. Now, I make a mistake here and there also, but with a bladder the size of a pea, what do you expect? I like to give kisses to my humans and aren’t upset if they want to give them back.

I know that I’m not going to be the one that EVERYONE wants, but please don't be offended that JUST ANYONE isn't who I want. I want a mature mom and/or dad that is stable and grounded and can appreciate all that I have to offer. Someone who can understand that they might have to talk a little louder and make sure I'm looking in their direction to communicate. Someone who can relate to old age spots and accidental bodily noises. And, someone who wants unconditional love for whatever time we would have together. I'm looking for an Angel or two. Is that you?

Moses's Donors:
Kerstin Lemke
Kerstin Lemke

Name: Reggie
Gender: Male
Age: 3
Weight: 10.8
Location: LA
Adoption Fee: $400

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

Apply To Adopt Reggie
9/3/23 -My last owners were moving out of state and could not take me with them. Imagine that, not being able to fit a 10.8 lb. in a carrier on a plane. Oh well, no sense in dwelling on the past. At least they had the decency to hook me up with YHR before flying away with everything they own but me. Well, they chose me the first time around, the second time, I will choose my family.
I love having other dogs around and would really like one or two my age and size to play with. I’m doing well with potty training, if you do your part, but I have to be honest, I had to wear a belly band at first in my foster home. (Secret: If I’m sitting in your lap, I will lick your face if I want to go out). I’m easy to get along with and love ALL humans. I eat like a champ, sleep great in the human bed (MANDATORY), and do excellent with free rein of the house when foster mom has to run errands. I ADORE squeaky toys, like going for walks, am in love with cuddle time on the sofa and am the best make-out partner you will ever find. I’m not a huge barker, so attached housing wouldn’t be a problem, but I have to admit that I love a fenced in back yard to run and play in…. especially if I have fur-siblings to play with.

Normal household noises/activities don’t bother me, but foster mom hasn’t had me long enough to know if bad weather or fireworks would scare me. I don’t hate small children, but since I am active and curious, it probably wouldn’t be the best idea if we were roommates since I could get out and run away very quickly. Foster mom brushes my pretty locks and I do enjoy that attention.

I’m not uber clingy, and can definitely go play with other four-leggers or by myself or with squeaky toys, but can cuddle with the best of them. Just letting you know I’m pretty even keel. Apparently, I was given table food in my last home, which I am learning is a HUGE no-no for dogs.

So, if you have dogs for me to play with, have a fenced in back yard, will let me sleep in the human bed, have lots of squeaky toys and don’t plan on moving anytime soon (at least not to a place I can’t join you), fill out an application and let’s see what our future holds.
Reggie's Donors:

Name: Remy
Gender: Male
Age: 10
Weight: 6
Location: LA
Adoption Fee: $150

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

Apply To Adopt Remy
9/14/23 - Good Morning everyone! Remy here. Apparently, I just needed a little specialized attention last night with my labored breathing and ER visit. I told the dogtor to call foster mom this morning and let her know that I am feeling MUCH better. Breathing better and no ill side effects. Seems it was more than likely some inflammatory response to the heartworm disease that I just completed treatment for. I will go home on a short dose of steriods but should be 100% soon. I might be checking out of this hotel as early as this afternoon if all goes well and then I'm looking for to some r&r at home. Hope foster mom and all the fur-siblings missed me.

9/13/2023 - Remy had completed heartworm treatment and has been doing well. This evening he started having some breathing difficulties and was taken to the EC. He has been admitted and medicated for comfort and is in oxygen. We will update as we know more tomorrow.

7/8/23 - Remy starts his heart worm treatment Thursday, July 13th. Keep him in your prayers.

5/3/23 - I didn’t ask to be born; I didn’t ask to be homeless; and I certainly didn’t ask to be heartworm positive. But I am/was all of these things. Born because no one spayed momma. Homeless because no one wanted momma’s kids. And heartworm positive, because no one ever gave me heartworm prevention, which all dogs should receive monthly.

I guess I could either get mad and hold a grudge, or be happy that I was found and brought to Yorkie Haven Rescue. I choose the latter. I’m in a foster home now and being treated like a King… King Remy. I like the sound of that. I officially change my name to King Remy! J So, King Remy, (apparently, I’m speaking of myself in the third person now), will be neutered and have a dental cleaning (wow, do I ever need that) on May 18th and will start heartworm treatment in July. This Yorkie Haven place sure is nice to do all this for me. But King Remy is worth it!

There are other dogs in my foster home, but I’m not really a player. It might come later on, but it seems all I’m interested in right now is humping. Everyone in this household will sure be happy when I’m neutered. This wasn’t a problem when I was living on the street. Another downfall of living on the street is that there was never anyone to get attached too. So I’m not quite as clingy as I understand most yorkies are. I also don’t understand or play with toys. I’m not a huge kisser and don’t crave to be held. I don’t really bark much, but do eat very well and I'm not really scared of noises.

I’m hoping to update this bio after I’ve been neutered, had my teeth cleaned and completed heartworm treatment, to say….. that I follow my human(s) everywhere, love to be held and give kisses, play with other dogs my size, and can play with and tear up a toy like no one’s business.

Even though I cannot officially join my new family until heartworm treatment is complete, I’m taking applications now so I can get used to my last name. King Remy __________!
Remy's Donors:
Kerstin Lemke
Delilah Hebert-Forbes Sonja Harris Patricia J Lindsley
April Delaney Mary Stabler Katie Rosebraugh
Denise Beyer Kerstin Lemke Luda Francis
Kerstin Lemke

I have serious medical issues, Please Donate!
Name: Stevie
Gender: Male
Age: 4
Weight: 7
Location: LA
Adoption Fee: $375

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

Apply To Adopt Stevie

9/21/23 - I'VE BEEN ADOPTED!

8/1/24 -Stevie had his check up today and had his sutures removed. He is healing well and has another check up in 6 weeks.

7/22/23 - Stevie is doing well in his recovery from knee surgery.. He has a check-up with the orthopedist 8/1/23.

UPDATE! 7/18/23 - Stevie just came out of surgery and is resting comfortably. They repaired the luxating patella and, after going in, there was actually a partial cruciate tear that they also saw and repaired. Now to rest, heal and start new with a better left leg than before.

7/8/23 - Stevie is scheduled for surgery on his back left knee on July 18th. We are so looking forward to the outcome. The estimate is $3,200 - $3,400 from the specialist.

7/5/23 - Happy belated 4th of July! Have you ever seen a cuter face? Me either! But, don’t tell all the others on the site, I’m not one to hurt anyone’s feelings.

I came to my foster home with Lucy that is on the site, but we are not attached, so can be adopted separately. I too was bounced around a few homes with people who thought they wanted a dog, only to realize they did not. Ultimately, we were both surrendered to a shelter. The nice shelter people knew just who to call since we were quickly scooped up and brought to our foster home. Here we have learned that dogs are way more important in life than we previously thought. Apparently, us four-leggers rule the roost. However, this new information has not changed my sweet demeanor. A trait some of you humans should learn to master.

I guess I should first tell you about my back legs. I have luxating patellas on both back legs, something that is very common in my breed. My right leg will be fine, but the orthopedic surgeon recommended surgery for my back left leg. He also said that he did not see a fracture which the regular vet thought she saw in the beginning. That is very good news for me. So, foster mom will be setting up my surgery and then I’ll have to take it easy to heal and then I’ll be trotting around like a show horse.

I get along with all the other dogs in my foster home, but won’t be mad if you don’t have any others and want me to be the only baby in the home. Foster mom and I had a talk and she said I can ask for anything I want in my new home, so here goes.

- I must be able sleep with my mom/dad.

- I would like free roam of the house when you have to run errands. I’m very good and won’t mess up anything.

- You must allow me to sit in your lap when you are relaxing. I promise to take your stress away.

- You must allow kisses and snuggles. They are my best trait.

- Need a mom/dad that is ok with my being clingy. I love with all my heart.

I hope that didn’t scare you off, but I have to be up front this time so I know you are in it for the long haul. I’m pretty good on my potty habits if you are pretty consistent about bringing me out, but pee pads would be awesome. I have a very good personality and again, I hate to hurt anyone’s feelings, but I am totally handsome.

So, to close, I’d like to say: "Shout out to all the people who have broke my heart before, because now it can be yours."

6/27/23 - BIO COMING SOON!
Stevie's Donors:
Kerstin Lemke
Luda Francis Melissa Monica Katie Rosebraugh
Patricia Espinoza Kerstin Lemke Leda Lively
Kerstin Lemke Donna Hoblack

North Carolina

I have serious medical issues, Please Donate!
Name: Bruno
Gender: Male
Age: 5
Weight: 9
Location: NC
Adoption Fee: $350

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

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He has multiple medical issues as described in his bio below.

We have added photos of Bruno at physical therapy. If you click on the link below his photo, you will see them!

11/30/22 – Today we found out Bruno has an autoimmune disease called Pemphigus Erythematosus that is causing all his skin issues. His dermatologist is going to start him on high dose steroids for two weeks to try and get it in remission as quickly as possible so we can back down and get him ready to have his torn ACL repaired. He will also be going on a medication called Mycophenolate for the autoimmune disease, and that will likely be for the rest of his life to keep it in remission. He is still going to physical therapy weekly and is still not too thrilled with the hydro treadmill. He just does not want to use his back legs to walk while in it. Might just take more time and hopefully once we can get the torn ACL repaired it will get even better. Despite all he has going on, he is still so happy and loving! He gets to spend more time out of the crate now that he is six weeks post hip surgery. Thank you to everyone for their prayers and support for Bruno!

11/2/22 – Bruno had his hip surgery on 10/18. We have been doing his exercises at home, but unfortunately he is not using the leg like he should, so we will be starting with physical therapy on 11/4. We are hopeful this will help to get the leg moving the way it should and build up some more muscle as it feels like he has lost even more muscle mass in that leg. He still needs the ACL repair to happen, but the skin needs to be figured out first.

Bruno has also seen the dermatologist and she initially thought his skin issues were from an antibiotic resistant staph infection, but he has had two negative cultures. She is now thinking it could possibly be an auto immune disease, even though she did not see the cells she usually sees when doing a skin scrape in the office. We are spraying him with a topical antibiotic/steroid spray and medicated baths every 3 days. We have a skin biopsy tentatively scheduled for 11/15. We need to get the infection cleared up more before doing a biopsy otherwise it could skew the results.

Poor Bruno has so much going on, but even through all of it he is so happy and loving. He will just stare lovingly into your eyes and snuggle into you.

10/12/22 – Bruno went in yesterday and was neutered and had his dental done. After dental x-rays were done, it was found that he had major bone loss around several teeth and the start of bone loss around others. Given they were so bad, as we suspected, he had to have the remaining teeth he had removed. He is doing good with no teeth and ate some food last night and breakfast this morning. The dogtor said as he was under anesthesia and she wiggled a few of the teeth his blood pressure would go up, meaning she could tell they were painful to him. His mouth should feel so much better now. We also went to see the specialist last week as his leg has become worse being on crate rest. It was decided that he will go in on 10/18 for an FHO on his worst hip and if his skin is much better at that time she will also fix the torn ACL. He cannot have any infection for that repair, so we are crossing our fingers. If not, he will have to go in when his skin is cleared up and have the ACL repair. He has been battling the skin issues since December 2021 when his savior took him out of the bad situation. The dogtor suspects it is still flea dermatitis. His skin is better, but not good enough. The hip surgery is estimated to be around $2500 right now. Despite all his ailments he is still such a happy and loving little guy.

9/21/22 – Bruno is a happy go lucky little man that you can just see the smile on his face. He loves belly rubs, lots of affection, and loves to play with toys now that he knows how to. He did not have a great start to his life by living the first years of his life in a building with several other yorkies that were just given food and water a couple of times a day and not having all the love and attention they deserved. A wonderful lady went to help his original owner clean up all the dogs and convinced her to let her take two of the pups in December 2021. When his savior brought him home he had fleas, was not using his back leg, and had a bad rash. She worked very hard to make him feel better. Due to her own health, she unfortunately had to surrender him, which is how he came to YHR.

We are still working on clearing up his rash, his bloodwork is slowly improving, but he has very bad teeth that need to be cleaned. He is scheduled for his dental and neuter on 10/12. We saw the specialist today regarding his limping and lameness in his left back leg. He does have bilateral hip arthritis, restricted mobility in both hips, but he also has a torn ACL in he left knee. He is going on crate rest for about 4 weeks to see if he can build scar tissue to naturally heal it and try to avoid surgery. If that does not work, then he will need surgery to repair it. Once we get that fixed, then we will see if his mobility gets better and if not, he may need surgery on the hip to give him mobility. With the issues with the back legs, he does put more pressure on his front legs and sometimes limps on the front legs, but x-rays show there are no issues with the front legs.

Bruno really is just the happiest little guy we have seen in a while. He looks like he is smiling a lot of the time. He does great riding in the car and has been doing so in a doggy car seat. His crate rest will be in a stroller, which he does not mind either. He went for a stroll last weekend in the stroller and did great. Given he is older and was never neutered nor trained to go potty outside because he peed where he lived, he does mark a lot. That likely will not change given his age, so he may need to remain in a belly band, which he is great with too. He has lost some muscle mass in his backend, so the bellybands will slip off his hips, but suspenders have worked great to keep it in place. We are not sure about him likely to cuddle given the pain he is dealing with in his knee and hips, so hopefully when that all gets fixed we can see if he is a cuddle bug too.
Bruno's Donors:
Kerstin Lemke
Kerstin Lemke Jo Ann Genes Kerstin Lemke
Sherri Orr Tina Bender Surrency Sandy Chestnut
Paul Robinson L Marc Lisner Donna Hoblack
Regina Tubay Young James Ray Steve Anzalone
Kentisha Dunn Brenda Foil Paige Herrmann
Linda Baldree Kerstin Lemke Kristin Marie Freimuller
Elizabeth Constance Maroun Conny McClary Kerstin Lemke
Katie Rosebraugh Janet Moree Wannamaker Rachelle Heiner
Conny McClary Kentisha Dunn Sharon O'Regan
Vance Steele Kerstin Lemke Delilah Forbes
Kerstin Lemke Lan Shafer Paula Smith-Jackson
Kerstin Lemke Kerstin Lemke Delilah Forbes
Lorie Rothman Lorie Rothman Delilah Forbes
Kerstin Lemke Delilah Forbes Kerstin Lemke
Taren Butler Kerstin Lemke Kerstin Lemke
Delilah Forbes Baylor Wells Kerstin Lemke

I have serious medical issues, Please Donate!
Name: Harper
Gender: Female
Age: 8
Weight: 6
Location: NC
Adoption Fee: $250

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

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6/26/23 – Harper is a very sweet and loving little girl that we unfortunately do not know anything about her background. She does occasionally cower down, which could be fear or a something happened to her at some point. She has a cute little under bite and recently had a dental where she lost 9 teeth. She had teeth missing prior as well, but she does still have some teeth left. Harper does have a walk that is off, walks with a hump back, and occasionally has bowel incontinence, meaning she poops without knowing it and it usually ends up in her bed when she is sleeping. She is at the specialist today getting an MRI done so we can maybe figure out what is causing her problems and to see if we can fix it for her. We will post an update when we know more about what is going on for our sweet little Harper.
Harper's Donors:
Katie Rosebraugh
Denise Beyer Linda Baldree Hyeran Kim
Kerstin Lemke Luda Francis Michelle Temple
Mariko Hernandez


Name: Harley
Gender: Male
Age: 12
Weight: 7
Location: TX
Adoption Fee: $100

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

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8-2-2023 - Harley is stable on the Lomotil for coughing. He does cough some when running and playing, but has not experienced any respiratory distress.

His skin is doing really well. We changed his treatment and he now gets a spot treatment weekly of Dermoscent and a bath weekly in Dermoscent shampoo. This has been amazing for him.

He has not had any episodes of GI issues and/or pancreatitis but must remain on RX low fat food. (Royal Canin) If he does have breakthrough itching, he receives a Cytopoint injection at the vet but the treatments above have decreased that frequency dramatically.

Harley is quite the charming little senior boy who loves, loves, loves to play fetch with his toys! He also loves his foster siblings and would love to have another senior companion or two. He sleeps on a pillow next to his foster mom. Because he has been with us for some time, we do want to do a local, slow adoption so that the adjustment will be easier for him.

He is located in Kemah, TX.

August 8, 2021 - Harley has been on Lomotil and showing some improvement in the coughing.

July 1, 2021 - Harley is feeling better and does not require further hospitalization for pancreatitis. We will be re evaluating his meds for collapsed trachea as this week was stressful for him.

Due to Harley stressing easily and causing increased coughing from the collapsed trachea, we have decided to look for a home that is close to his foster home. He is being fostered in Kemah, TX. We want to be able to make it a slower adoption with Harley getting to know a new family before making a move.

June 29, 2021 - It is not a good month for Harley. He had an appointment scheduled for tomorrow for med review for the collapsed trachea; but woke up ill this morning. He was diagnosed with pancreatitis and admitted for IV fluids. Hopefully he will be feeling better in a couple of days.
Please keep our little buddy in your prayers.

June 11, 2021 - Harley was seen at the vet today and diagnosed with a collapsed trachea. He had started coughing recently when barking and/or playing. He has been started on medications for 2 weeks and then will be re-evaluated.

6/27/2020 - We have found that Harley needs a Cytopoint injection every 4 - 6 weeks for allergies/itching. He also needs to be bathed weekly.

3/30/2020 - We have found that Harley has recurrent skin
issues/allergies. Cytopoint has helped the itch, but his hair gets super oily only a few days after a bath. We are trying different shampoos to see what may work.

1/27/2020 - Well, this is one we in rescue have heard so many times. Girl gets yorkie and he is her baby, girl gets married years later and has human baby, and the four legged baby must go. :(

Unfortunately for Harley, the date they chose to let him go was Thanksgiving. We have promised Harley that his next Thanksgiving will be full of love, belly rubs, kisses and treats with a family that will never give him up.

Harley is a sweet boy and sleeps on a pillow next to his foster mom's head. He gets along well with the easy going pups in the house, cuddling with a couple of them from time to time. He tends to be a bit nervous around a lot of activity, so we are looking for a quiet household.

He is very good about going outside to go to the bathroom and comes right back inside. He goes to the door and looks at his foster mom to let him out. Keep in mind that sometimes they do have accidents and things can vary from home to home so don't expect perfection in the housebreaking department!

Harley does have some skin issues due to allergies. This was reported to us when he was surrendered. He recently had some issues and responded well to Cytopoint.

His teeth were a mess when he came to us and a dental was done where he ended up losing 22 teeth. He recovered quickly and eats very well! He is on canned food with some water mixed in.

Harley's blood work looked very good. He does not seem to have any issues other than allergies ... oh, and he does have luxating patellas which is common in yorkies. Best to keep him from jumping up and down on things. Harley walks up steps to his foster mom's furniture!

This is a charming little guy with a whole lot of love to share with someone. <3

1/3/2020 - Harley is a 10 year old owner surrender.
Harley's Donors:
Nancy Leicht
Scott Quinn Terry Romero Corkhill Julie Richard
Lorie Rothman Terri Duffy Puma Jose Gonzalez
Rob Hall LucyHall Heather Frank
Katie Rosebraugh Pam Bunn Louis DiBernardo
Karin M Holt Ed Guise Karen, Jaxxon Kit & Minnie Pearl Walker
Vickie Moore Vickie Moore Richard DeCosta
Vicki Dykes Lisa Cowan Diane Fanelle
Mariko Hernandez Kerstin Lemke Kerstin Lemke
Kerstin Lemke Mariko Hernandez Kerstin Lemke
Kerstin Lemke Mariko Hernandez Kerstin Lemke
Mariko Hernandez

Name: Kaia
Gender: Female
Age: 1
Weight: 11
Location: TX
Adoption Fee: $600

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

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9/18/23 - Hi! I am getting older and wanted to update everyone on my personality changes since I’m maturing and have been in my foster home for about 9 months now.

I still would like another younger dog to play with. There is another my age in my foster home and we run and chase it other and play with toys together a lot. She’s my bestie. I’m also good to play by myself with toys, sunbathe outside, dig for bugs, etc. There’s also an older fur-baby in the home and I’d love to engage her, but she can be a little on the grouchy side and I totally respect her. I still like sleeping in bed with foster mom, but am branching out and sometimes start off on the floor and end up in the bed. Still a hearty eater. Twice a day like clock-work.

Foster mom will let me and the other have free roam of the house when she has to run out and trusts us. We are very good babies and just relax while she’s gone. I do very well in the potty department, but am small, so might make a mistake sometimes. I walk ok on a leash, but am very timid in new places and tend to stand still observing than walking.

I can use the doggy stairs to get on the sofa or bed with you and LOVE to snuggle, or just take a nap in your lap. I will also come over and raise up on my back legs when I want to be picked up like a baby. Foster mom is here insisting I tell you that I cannot control my licker. I will bark with the other fur babies, but am not obsessive.

Even though I am coming out of my shell, I am still very much a scaredy cat. Quick movements, loud noises, new places and just about anything new, scares me, but after a while I get more used to things. What can I say, I’m not a cocky, feisty baby, more of a timid soul. This is why I will need other dogs and a good fur-bestie in my next home to take cues from because I am definitely a follower, not a leader.

I am a very passive baby when playing with other dogs, so no bullies please. I’m also very timid in loud public places, or really any place that is new to me. Going to the doggy store scared me and I squished as far into the corner of the buggy as I could. Even on walks, I freeze more than walk because of the stimulation and noises.

It’s just kind of sad how utterly timid I can be. I’m just a delicate little flower that will need a home with no chaos and parents that are gentle and are willing to treat me with kid gloves. Thanks!

1/23/23 - Now, coming down the runway modeling our newest line of faux fur, is Kaia, a female Yorkie/Terrier mix who starting her modeling career at the young age of 6 months. Doesn’t she look stunning in this one piece jumper outfit fitting snug and showing every curve? Watch out Kaia Gerber, there is a new model in town! They tell me that my name is of Hawaiian derivation and one of the meanings is “the one with the beautiful body”. Honey, I know that’s true!!

I absolutely love to play and wish for another younger, playful pup in my next home. I am respectful of, and will lay with, the older pups here in my foster home too. Since I love people so much, it only seems right that I should be sleeping in the human bed where my peeps are. Foster mom says I eat like a champ twice per day. I make a happy plate each time.

There is this basket at my foster mom’s home and it has so many toys in it. Santa was good! I love them all! I take them out, play, play, play, foster mom puts them back in, and I start over. I’ve also been known to try to make the outside toys (leaves and sticks) into inside toys. I love ALL people and will give and want to get attention from everyone. However, I’m not as clingy as some puppies. Even though I like attention, I’m good to play with my toys or another dog, or just lay in the sun or run around the backyard. But, with that being said, I still want my human in my presence. I can get underfoot sometimes, so a home without children would be the safest. As far as puppies go, I’m doing ok on my potty training, but let’s get real, my bladder is the size of a pea, so I’m going to make mistakes. I have used the pee pads, but go outside as well. Routine will be a major factor for me at my age.

If my new parent(s) have one of those pooch pouch slings, I won’t complain, because I love being held and sitting in foster mom’s lap. This is when I do my best face cleaning. Your face that is. Foster mom hasn’t heard me in full bark mode yet. Even when the others are barking, I might just let out a little growl. Some household noises scare me a tiny bit, but brooms, those I hate. If you own one and you get me, in the trash it goes. I’m a hard player when it’s another pup my age and size. I’m more respectful of the older ones and can be more timid around them. I’m not as happy when there is a larger dog around, so can we keep my new home to just small ones please. Sometimes I can be brave and full of myself, at other times, it’s monkey see, monkey do… I’m the follower.

Foster mom grooms me and she says I am the best. I like to be pretty. The word mischief usually runs alongside the word puppy, so can you believe that I do not chew on cords or other things I’m not supposed to? Not saying it could not happen, but I’m more about toys, dogs and people than in things that don’t look like fun. Might can attribute this to the fact that I am very smart too. I have already learned to sit for treats. Yep, I like treats. My foster mom and I go in the car quite a bit and I do just fine in my car seat. I usually fall asleep.

I love all people and don’t meet a stranger. I love, love, love people wanting to cuddle me, hold me, kiss me, let me clean their face…. You get it? Sometimes if I get really excited and it’s been a while since I’ve gone, I tinkle a little. Don’t make fun. I also wiggle my whole butt and my tail when I’m excited, so that cuteness cancels out my mistake. And, I’m getting better with it. I’m just a baby!

I’m just starting out and already have so much to offer. So, you wanna hitch your wagon to this star? I’m gonna go far.

Kaia's Donors:
Karen Walker
Britney Griffin

Name: Kimmie
Gender: Female
Age: 3
Weight: 9
Location: TX
Adoption Fee: $450

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

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5/13/2022 - Kimmie had her follow up CT Scan at the dentist today and we are happy to report that her fractures are healing well. She sends kisses to everyone who donated towards her care.

4/3/2022 - Ok, I’ll just start off by letting you know that I realize that I am not the most adoptable pup in the world. I really have a fear of humans right now. Some humans have really worked me over in my lifetime and it’s just not that easy letting my guard down.

I don’t exactly remember when, but I was kicked out into this cruel world to fend for myself. I obviously wasn’t doing that great of a job since one of those huge things with four wheels ran me down. It was all a blur of pain and being moved around at that time.

I finally ended up in a nice foster home with Yorkie Haven Rescue and my foster mom is helping me heal and learn to trust humans again. She took me to a special dentist who said I had a lot of fractures in my jaw and face but that I would heal in time. The doctor told my foster mom I am a lucky girl because my teeth are still ok and my jaw had not moved, so I didn't need surgery or a splint. The first doctor that had seen me had put one on and I hated it. My foster mom is giving me soft food and she seems real nice. I am starting to let her pet me. I heard her tell people that she is giving me time to figure out that people aren’t wanting to hurt me. I hope she is right and my awful days are behind me, but to be totally honest, I’m afraid of people at this point. Now dogs, I love other dogs. Love to sleep by them, love to play with them, love to always be near them. My foster mom has other dogs and they are very kind to me; so, having another friendly dog in my future home will only help me to trust you more.

Quick movements frighten me. Also, while I will let my foster mom pet me now, most times it has to be on my terms. If she reaches for me I tuck my tail and run. I like her, I just am so afraid of being hurt again.
So now you’re probably thinking, “Why adopt this dog, she’s hopeless”. Well, Kimmie is not hopeless and this is your chance to really “adopt” and “rescue” a poor lost soul who will in time come around.

If you are able to provide this sweetheart with the patience and space she needs to learn that life from here on out will be good for her, Kimmie will, in time, reward you tenfold with her loyalty. She’s not going to greet you at the door right off with a big lick, she doesn’t want to cuddle up next to you on the sofa and watch a movie, but this baby is one that really deserves another chance at a life that she has missed out on at the hands of inhumane people.

4/2/2022 - Kimmie is doing well physically. She does not seem to have any issues with the multiple fractures of her jaw and face. She is eating well and has put on some much needed weight. She will be returning to the specialist in May for a follow up CT scan of her mouth.

She still has a long way to go. She is extremely timid but is starting to learn that the hands that feed her are not going to harm her. We have no idea how long she was a stray but she acts as if it was a very long time. She is doing very well with the other pups in her foster home.

Kimmie's Donors:
Linda Baldree
Rachelle Heiner Patti Day-Backman Richie Wong
Judi Adams Sara Boss Paige Mitchell
Kerstin Lemke William Ossakow Sherri Orr
Nancy Leicht Carrie Klotz Debbie Young
Debra Snow Becky Olaivar-Praznovsky William Ossakow
Sharon Davis Tanya Voelcker Doegbert Enterprises
Catherine Sansonetti Terri Hernandez Lisa Edwards
Katie Rosebraugh Charles Savage Karen Walker
Nera K Noslen Mary Applegate Cearley Valerie Engel
Sylvia Meese Brenda Horan Melissa Edwards
Kentisha Dunn Veronica Rodriguez Sherrie Sebesta Orr
Sandy Sherk Judy Pangaldan Colbert Carla Carlson-Wallace
Janet Moree Wannamaker Judi Adams Ginger Diane Mills
Debbie Oistad Tina Bender Surrency Katherine Barnoski
Jill Boaz Kerstin Lemke Sylvia Mease
Jean Vitale Judith McClure Cynthia Lynch
Kerstin Lemke Kerstin Lemke Kerstin Lemke
Kerstin Lemke Kerstin Lemke Kerstin Lemke
Mariko Hernandez Kerstin Lemke Kerstin Lemke

I have serious medical issues, Please Donate!
Name: Sushi
Gender: Female
Age: 2
Weight: 4.2
Location: TX
Adoption Fee: $500

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

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3/16/2023 - Sushi recently started have some neurological symptoms and also painful yelping. We doubled her Gabapentin dose and she has, thankfully, shown improvement.

Her post below explains her medical issues and care needed.

12/8/2022 - Sushi is doing well. She must remain on her medications around the clock.

Keppra every 8 hours.
Gabapentin every 8 hours
Omeprazole every 12 hours
She is no longer on prescription food.

Her medical diagnosis:
1. presumed microvascular dysplasia
2. caudal occipital malformation (COMS) and associated congenital issues
3. epilepsy
4. possible movement disorder

Sushi is a happy, social pup! Due to her medical issues and size, she is not available to a home with young children. Sushi is a happy pup and loves to play with her foster siblings. Her future home should have at least one other young, small pup that loves to play!

She is coming along in the housebreaking department, but does have some accidents.

She loves to cuddle at night with her human.

It is advised that her adoptive home have access to, not only regular veterinary care, but also a neurologists and vet dentist. She has twice had issues with seizures after being anesthetized so special care must be taken.

Sushi's medical/neurological conditions are not "curable" but are "treatable". She should be fine as long as her meds are continued. She does have occasional yelping episodes which may be related to fluid on her brain, or the fact she is a bit of a drama queen. Difficult to determine but thankfully they are short lived.


9/1/2022 - Sushi had her MRI on Aug 29 and a spinal was also done. She was discharged that afternoon and is doing well.

Her diagnosis:
1. Suspect paroxysmal dyskinesia (unclassified movement disorder)
2. Suspect idiopathic epilepsy
3. Caudal occipital malformation with mild ventriculomegaly

Her meds have been adjusted and she was put on a prescription diet - Royal Canin Hydrolyzed

We so appreciate your donations and sweet messages about Sushi.

8/27/2022 - Sushi started having some neurological issues and after being treated for two days, she started having increased seizures in spite of medications being increased. She had been to the vet a couple of times and by yesterday evening, it had become an emergency. She was hospitalized last night at the Specialty Hospital and will be there until at least Monday, 8/29/22, when she will be transferred to the neurological service in the hospital. She is currently in ICU being very closely monitored and medicated. She is in the same hospital that originally diagnosed her with epilepsy and COMS and in very good hands.

1/6/2022 - Sushi is a happy pup and loves to play with her foster siblings. Her future home should have at least one other young, small pup that loves to play!
She is coming along in the housebreaking department, but does have some accidents.
She loves to cuddle at night with her human.
She was seen by the neurologist in November and her meds are the same. Sushi's medical/neurological conditions are not "curable" but are "treatable". She should be fine as long as her meds are continued. She does have occasional yelping episodes which may be related to fluid on her brain, or the fact she is a bit of a drama queen. Difficult to determine but thankfully they are short lived.
She remains on:
Keppra every 8 hours
Gabapentin every 8 hours
Omeprazole every 12 hours.
She will need a follow up MRI in September 2022 and anyone interested in adopting Sushi should be able to provide neurology follow up, tests and meds as needed.

11/16/2021 - Sushi is doing pretty well. She has some occasional yelping due to what we assume is pain from fluid build up. She has not had further seizures. She will be seeing the neurologist this week for a follow up.
She is on the following meds daily:
Keppra every 8 hours
Gapapentin every 8 hours
Omeprazole every 12 hours

9/20/2021 - Sushi had the brain MRI today. It revealed that she has caudal occipital malformation (COMS) and associated congenital issues. These structural changes may lead to seizures and other neurological deficits. We are starting Sushi on an oral antacid which has been shown to decrease cerebrospinal fluid production and may alleviate clinical signs. She also will continue her anti epileptic medication. Additionally, she will be on Gabapentin as needed for pain. Results of the spinal tap are pending.
Thank you to everyone for your kind words and for your donations that made it possible for us to find out what was going on with Sushi so that we can help her.

9/20/2021 - Due to increasing seizures Sushi has been seen by the neurologist and is having a MRI and other tests done this today. Will update as we know more.

Sept 1, 2021 - UPDATE: Sushi most likely does not have a liver shunt based on the CT scan; but, we are to repeat bile acids in 4 - 6 months. She likely has microvascular dysplasia.

She has had some breakthrough seizures, so a neurological consult is scheduled for October 6th since it is unlikely the liver issue is what is causing these seizures.

THANK YOU to everyone who has donated and prayed for Sushi. We could not do what we do for these pups without all of you. <3

August 30, 2021 - Sushi is having a CT Scan & Angiography today to rule out a liver shunt.

8/23/21 - Sushi came to us with a history of seizures which are presently controlled with medications.

Her bile acids are elevated and her xray revealed a small sized liver. She was referred by our vet to Internal Med Specialists and was seen there today. They sent a Protein C sample out today. Further treatment will be determined after the test results are back.

Her vet bills as of today are $990.

Donations for Sushi are appreciated.
Sushi's Donors:
Sharon Davis
Jacquie Perez Nancy Leicht Judith Graham-Burgess
Kerstin Lemke Jennifer Aaron Morken Nancy Leicht
Sandy Burton Jessica Eubanks Lizbeth Morris
Carla Carlson-Wallace Sheryl Moulden Diana Levin
Linda Baldree Brenda Horan Katie Rosebraugh
Marilyn Randall Sherrie Orr Connie Goetz
Sheryl Moulden Tori Tyler Richard DeCosta
Linda DuBois Sue Love Robin Malatino
Rachelle Heiner Maryann Sorey Anne Rolecki
Jackie Pittenger Paige Mitchell Kim Buchanan
Mary Swearingen Mary Swearingen Tracy Cunningham
Kristan Lee Hart Angela Julian Elaine Diver
James Kopf, Jr. Conny McClary Cynthia Lynch
Kerstin Lemke Erwin Enriquez Maxwell Enriquez
Kerstin Lemke Ed Guise Kerstin Lemke
Ed Guise Kerstin Lemke Kerstin Lemke
Kerstin Lemke Kerstin Lemke Kerstin Lemke
Kerstin Lemke Kerstin Lemke Effie Coliukos
Kerstin Lemke Sherrie Sebesta Orr Steve Anzalone
Carrie Schadle Margie Pickens Kerstin Lemke
Nancy Leicht Linda Baldree Katie Rosebraugh
Ron Morgan Sylvia Mease Allen Vanvalkenburg
Lisa Edwards Conny McClary My Expensive Addiction
Sharon Davis Shane Carter Paige Mitchell
Jackie Pittenger Belinda Smith Russell Foster
Kerstin Lemke Vicki Dykes Vicki Dykes
Marcia Blair Kerstin Lemke Kerstin Lemke
Kerstin Lemke Kentisha Dunn Mariko Hernandez
Ginger Gist Ginger Gist Nicholas Patel
Kerstin Lemke Nicholas Patel Kerstin Lemke
Kerstin Lemke Kerstin Lemke Nicholas Patel
Mariko Hernandez Kerstin Lemke

Name: Webster AKA Dennis the Menace
Gender: Male
Age: 2
Weight: 10.5
Location: TX
Adoption Fee: $500

For more information on Webster AKA Dennis the Menace, contact foster parent at: linsyorkies@yahoo.com

Apply To Adopt Webster AKA Dennis the Menace
I think y’all have misunderstood me because of my nickname. I am, just like Dennis the Menace was, an energetic, loving little guy who is just a bit mischievous at times. Nothing a lot of exercise and understanding won’t cure.

I love, love, love my foster home! I have pups to play with here and they have taught me to be a dog! When I first arrived in my foster home, I was what they call unsocialized. Patience and love has molded me into a fantastic boy. My foster mom tells me that all the time. She says I am a very good boy! I would love to stay here, but she said I need my own home with a more active human caring for me. The last two things that need work are housebreaking (but I will wear a belly band with no complaints) and my habit of barking at the TV.

At first I didn’t even understand being on a lap and being loved on. Things like hair dryers and vacuum cleaners set me off. I am largely desensitized to most of the things that bothered me. I still don’t like the hair dryer in my face, but I actually don’t mind being groomed at all and I LOVE to be brushed in between groomings.

I also love to sit on foster mom’s lap and I give kisses. These are things I have leaned here. At first I pretty much avoided human contact. Crates totally freaked me out. They are a definite NO in my forever home. I spent WAY too much time in one in my first year of life. The people who bought me as a puppy clearly didn’t understand how to socialize a puppy. Thank goodness they found YHR because I now see a happy life ahead of me!

Oh, I have also learned to “sit” and “shake hands”. Foster mom says I am super smart. She tells me I would probably be great at agility.

I need a younger, active forever home where I can continue to blossom! If you are not addicted to the television and love walking, maybe hiking, just generally doing fun active things that dogs love, I may be just the guy for you!

Webster AKA Dennis the Menace – We know, we know. He is adorable. All fluffy and handsome and innocent looking, like a dog you can trust with your secrets. Don’t be fooled. Yes, he is a great listener. But inside that innocuous adorable black and tan package exists tons – indeed, whole square miles – of naughty.

It's true: Webster can be a jerk, and there are many reasons you should not adopt him; but he can also be a kissie face adorable yorkie so there are also many reasons to adopt him. We believe in full disclosure and the right fit for each of our fosters. So....here goes the full disclosure on Webster AKA Dennis.

Do you like watching television in peace? Not with Webster in the house. He is so smart, he will sit and stare at the tv and if the hears a dog bark or anything that sets him off, he alerts….. well, EVERYONE. Even if he is in another room and hears something on tv, he comes running to stare at it and bark incessantly. And his bark is LOUD!

Do you own a crate? Do you plan on crate training your next dog? WRONG! Webster hates crates. He will actually rip things up and drag the crate around the room. There isn’t a pill made to fix this scenario. However, he is fine in a room with a gate or loose in the house if you must leave.

Looking for a new dog that is past the destructive phase? Keep on looking! It’s like having a toddler in the house. If there is any paper on the counter where he can reach it or if it falls to the floor, he will quickly run under the bed with it to make confetti. He is food motivated, so you can divert his attention to pick up the pieces.

Wanting a baby to watch movies with and share popcorn? No and No! Webster’s middle name is ENERGY. He will need another active pup in the home to play with and continue to learn from, as well as active parents that like to go for walks, etc.

Placing him a home with any senior pups isn’t going to work as he can be aggravating and obnoxious while all along thinking he is being cute with them. He currently wears a belly band because he will still hike his leg, but he is getting better about doing his business outside or on a pee pad. He is not the dog to let outside and be unattended. If he gets bored and finds a way out, he’s gone. Also, he will need to be watched around open doors.

He absolutely loves playing fetch with squeaky balls. He is getting better with grooming, but isn’t in love with the dryer in his face. He doesn’t really sleep with his foster mom and other pups. He usually ends up snoozing in chair or dog bed somewhere. This could change with less dogs in the mix.

With all this being said, Webster has come a long way from when he first entered his foster home. But, let’s face it, unless you're looking for a dog that will keep you on your toes, laughing AND crying, Webster is not the dog for you. We know, we know. He's super loyal, cute, the smartest foster we’ve ever had, and a lot of fun; but as we said in the beginning, he’s kind of a jerk. But he's a jerk we believe in and have come to love. Crazy how that works, huh?

After reading this, we're not expecting you to run and fill out an application. But, if you are as nuts about dogs as we are, love a challenge, are looking for the dog of a lifetime, we won't stop you. Go ahead, fill out the application…. But don’t say we didn’t warn you!

7/8/22 -My name is Merriam-Webster, but everyone calls me Webster for short. I know, I’m named after a dictionary. Wish my original humans would have looked up the word puppy in the dictionary before purchasing me and educated themselves so I wouldn’t be up for adoption right now. Anyway, this is my story on how I came to be a Yorkie Haven pup.

I was purchased when I was just week’s old by an older couple that wanted a yorkie puppy. As is actually very common, this couple did not give thought to how much work it takes to take care of a puppy. Unfortunately for me, since I was the only dog in the home, I was not socialized with other animals, or too many humans for that matter. This made me turn into a “Dennis the Menace”/“Bull in a China Shop” without an energy outlet to save me. My human parents tired of me quickly and were fed up essentially because I was simply “being a puppy”. Since I can become afraid to the point of destruction with a crate, it’s probably safe to say that I was kept in a crate a good bit as punishment for my energy. SO, NO CRATES PLEASE!

Foster mom says that I am just a little rough around the edges and with a little positive reinforcement, I’m going to be a great addition to a family. I’ve been told I can be very sweet.

I’m not housebroken yet, and currently wear something called a belly band. They are pretty awesome since if I raise my leg to mark on something, I don’t get in trouble because I don’t mess up anything…. Except for my diaper. Lol

I love to play fetch with squeaky balls and would love another active pup to play with and learn from. Going to a home with older dogs probably would not be best since I can be a bit of a pest. I reach out to play and hit them in the face with my paws and can be a badger at times. I’m sure I would be great as an only pet too as long as there’s plenty to keep me busy and I’m not left for long periods (remember, I was given up because no energy outlet made me a “bad dog”.) I like to start my night off sleeping in the bed with foster mom, but eventually get out and into a dog bed. It’s a little too crowded up there for me. So again, either an only dog, or just one or two more and the bed should have plenty space then.

I do good with a bath, but the noise of the dryer and the blowing in my face, not a fan. I’m sure this will get better with time, but if you want to offer me treats during my spa time, I might come around a lot quicker.

I’ll end my story with asking you to look up the word “lucky” in the Merriam-Webster Dictionary. You will find: 1. Having good luck; 2. Happening by chance; 3. Producing or resulting in good by chance; AND, 4. SOMETHING YOU WILL BE IF YOU ADOPT WEBSTER! I might have added that last one myself, but you will never know unless you adopt me now, will you? 😊

Webster AKA Dennis the Menace's Donors:
Kerstin Lemke
Kerstin Lemke Kerstin Lemke Kerstin Lemke
Kerstin Lemke Kerstin Lemke Cordelia Rebecca DeLeon