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To rescue a Yorkie, a minimum donation to Yorkshire Terrier National Rescue is required based upon on the age and condition of the dog and medical expenses incurred beginning at $150 plus a $25 fee for Microchipping. Each dog is Microchipped before going to it's new home. Read about our Microchip Policy here.

If you are interested in a Yorkie that is not in your home state, you may still send an inquiry, however, every effort is first made to place the dogs locally, however in some circumstances we do allow the adopted families to come pick the dogs from their foster home.

We tend to have more people willing to rescue our Yorkies than we have dogs available. While this may mean that you may have to wait a considerable amount of time before a rescue becomes available, it is the best possible situation for our Yorkies needing new "forever" homes. You must fill out the form to be put on the waiting list, and someone in your area will contact you.

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These dogs need extra help. Any donation you can make will help us help little dogs like this needing extreme emergency care.

Available Rescue's Below:

Southern California


Tessa / Adoption donation is $700

September 2015
Tessa is a sweet female, Yorkie Mix. She weighs 9.5 lbs and is about 2 years old. She came into rescue with a femur that was broken straight through. She underwent surgery to repair it and she was a real trooper. She has recovered from the orthopedic surgery and is ready for her forever home.

Tessa has been microchipped, vaccinated and spayed Tessa gets along with other small dogs and older children. She should not go to a home with large dogs or small children as she needs to play gently. Tessa is good about her house breaking and waits at the door to be let out. If you can provide a loving and safe home for Tessa, with a yard and a dog buddy, fill out an adoption application now. Adoption donation is $700.00, includes microchip.

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Remy / Adoption donation is $350

February 2015
Remy is a 4 pound male Yorkie that is about 7 years old. We have been evaluating him in foster care and think heís about ready for his new home. Remy would do well in a home with other small dogs, or a small cat if they'll accept him. If there are no other pets, the owner would need to spend a substantial amount of time with him, either at home, or by taking Remy along. He travels well, and he walks well on a leash. I believe he is potty-trained, only one accident. He has a very passive manner, and he's extremely timid. He is petite so he will not go to a home with children. Remy needs to gain a little weight and will need time to settle in to feel comfortable. He is neutered, Up to date on his vaccinations and microchipped. Adoption donation is $350, includes Microchip.

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Northern California


Murphy / Adoption donation is $600.00

October 2015
Weighing 4.8 lbs., Murphy is what his foster mom likes to call a ďmunchkinĒ dog. His body may be small but his personality is larger than life. At almost 5 years old he loves to run and play and is very active. Though he can be a bit stuck up with other dogs and prefers human company, he has enjoyed romping and playing with a dog buddy of similar size and energy. Murphy loves to relax too, and being cradled in someoneís arms on his back while he gets a nice belly rub is one of his favorite ways to do so.

Murphy dislikes being separated from the people heís closest to and can be possessive of them if another dog comes near while heís receiving his special cuddles. Murphy can also be picked out of the crowd by his very distinctive bark. He likes to ride in a car, see whatís going on and go wherever you go. If you have the kind of home that can give Murphy tons of attention and the exercise he needs, fill out an application now and put his name on it. He is neutered, fully vaccinated, heartworm and fecal tested. He is also microchipped and had a complete dental cleaning. Adoption Donation is $600.00, includes microchip.

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Bobby / Adoption donation is $550.00

October 2015
Bobby is a beautiful silver, Yorkie male. He will turn 5 years old this Thanksgiving. Little Bobby lost his home when the family had to move and several aspects of their lives were changing.

Bobby loves playing with stuffed animals and older children. He is not much of a barker and walks well on a leash. He could use some reinforcement in the house breaking area. Bobby is a slim 6 pounds. He is neutered, fully vaccinated and microchipped. Please list him on your adoption application if you have the time and attention to give to this sweet tempered dog. A nice yard and a dog buddy of the same size would be a perfect scenario for Bobbyís new home. A small, pretty yorkie in good health is somewhat rare in rescue so fill out that application now. Bobby isnít going to be hanging around for long before he gets the forever home he deserves. Adoption donation is $550.00, microchip included.

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Dallas / Adoption donation is $650

September 2015
Dallas is a yorkie mix pup of about a year and a half old. He weighs just under 9 pounds. As a happy dog of this age, Dallas has a zest for life and loves to run and play. He needs a yard to explore and a family that has time to teach him all the things he needs to know to be a great pet. Dallas was the victim of some sort of burn that has left him with scars on his back. These burns have healed really well and should shrink over time. He may never have hair grow back completely, but he is open to a stylish, somewhat disheveled hairstyle that can cover the marks. Dallas has been neutered, microchipped, heartworm and fecal tested and has all his vaccinations.

Dallas is ready to become your new best friend, please fill out an application now. Adoption Donation is $650.00, includes Microchip.

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Sammy / Adoption donation is $600

August 2015
Meet Sammy. He is about 6 years old and weighs 7.6 pounds. He is underweight and his ribs are showing. He was a stray that was brought to the shelter with foxtails embedded in his paw and bottom. He also had a scratched cornea. His eye is a little weepy, but is healing nicely with daily medication as are the other foxtail wounds. Sammy walks well on a leash, likes to ride in the car and gets along with everyone. He doesnít give cats a second look, and large dogs donít scare him. Sammy just got a teeth cleaning, neuter and all shots are up to date. Sammy is also microchipped and has been heartworm tested. He is housetrained to a doggie door, but will need work on housebreaking if you donít have one. He also needs a secure fenced yard to stretch in the sun and keep him safe.

Help Sammy find his forever home at your house Ė fill out an application now. Adoption donation is $600.00, includes microchip.

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Brodie / Adoption donation is $600

August 2015
This is Brodie. Heís a terrier mix of about 3 years old. He was recently neutered and is now fully vaccinated, heartworm tested and microchipped. Brodie needs a family that will give him the proper exercise and secure home to thrive in. He gets along well with other dogs, so a dog buddy and a yard to play in would be an asset to his future home. Brodie weighs about 10 lbs. and loves attention without being too needy. He is housebroken to a doggie door.

Brodie is ready to become your new pal and loyal companion. Adoption fee is $600.00, includes microchip.

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Scrappy / Adoption donation is $525

July 2015
Scrappy is just that Ė a scrappy guy that loves to be loved, needs to be cuddled and wants to be your best friend. He is a kick to watch when an ice cube falls from the dispenser and misses your glass Ė itís a wonderful frozen toy for him to play with. Scrappy likes other dogs, but would be best as an only dog, unless the other dog is older and docile. Also, he should not go to a home with small children. Scrappy has anxiety, and it gets escalated when other dogs or small kids run around. Itís as if he gets so excited he just canít control himself. In a calm environment with nothing to get him riled up he is calm, happy and well behaved. Scrappy is trained to a doggy door, walks well on a leash and likes to go for car rides. We believe him to be a Yorkie/Jack Russell mix. He is 3 years old, 10 .2 pounds and neutered, microchipped and fully vaccinated.

If you can give this wonderful fellow a loving home with a nice yard to run in and a warm lap to cuddle in, please fill out your adoption application now. Adoption donation is $525.00, includes microchip.


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Franklin / Adoption donation is $550

January 2014
Franklin is a special needs dog with a great attitude and inspiring story. This Yorkie boy was found as a stray, dragging his back end with sores on his feet, hocks and bottom. He appeared to have lived without the use of his rear legs for quite some time. The shelter staff contacted YTNR because Franklin had such a good personality, they believed he was a good candidate for a second chance.

Franklin was examined and X rayed. It was discovered that this sweet little dog had been shot and has a BB lodged in his spinal cord. Surgery to remove the BB was ruled out and a custom made wheel cart was ordered. Franklin has learned to use his wheel cart quickly. His abrasions have almost healed and he is ready to find his very own forever family.

His new family must be willing to devote time to Franklins continued care. He will never be able to walk on his own. He can not be left alone in his cart without supervision. Franklin must wear a Drag Bag when he isn't in his wheel cart to prevent the sores and abrasions from coming back. Franklin also wears diapers since his ability to control his bowels and bladder have also been affected. In return for this extra care, Franklin will reward you with unconditional love and a lifetime of good days and inspiration.

He is about 2 years old, weighs 11. 6 pounds. He is neutered, microchipped, heartworm and parasite tested as well as up to date on all his vaccinations. If you are committed to being there for Franklin, day to day for the rest of his life, please fill out an adoption application now. Adoption donation $550.00 Includes microchip.


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Viva / Adoption donation is $900

May 2015
This adorable little girl is Viva. Right now Viva weighs 5 lbs. and she is only about 1 year old. She wasn't like that when she first came to us. Viva was having seizures daily; she was taken to a vet where her bile acids indicated a liver shunt.

Viva came into rescue in a pitiful condition. She only weighed 3.5 lbs. and her coat was matted and lifeless and she was very scared of people. Whenever anyone tried to hold her and/or pet her she turned into a Tasmanian devil; spinning around and flipping her head. I was afraid she would break her neck. She is doing wonderfully now with the loving care of her foster mom and the surgeries to save her life.

Viva had her first surgery shortly after she came to the rescue. She was still having seizures and at her 3 month retest her bile acids were still bad and again at 6 months.

So far YTNR has spent over $2600, she was scheduled for a second lifesaving surgery because her bile acid were still high. It was awful and scary that she had to go through the surgery again (it has a very difficultrecovery). Viva she doing wonderful and she is now ready for adoption. She is spay , UTD on shots, and microchipped. Adoption donation is $900, includes micro chip.

New Mexico


Kamea / Adoption donation is $450

November 2013
My name is Kamea and I am nine years old, and proud father of Molly and Jed. I weigh 7.6 pounds and handsome I think you will agree. My foster family thinks that I am a very smart boy and you will find that I can run faster and play harder than the pups that are much younger than me. I like to have an extra blanket in my bed so I can carry it around with me from place to place when I decide to sit closer to you. But, I am set in my ways, for instance, I will sit at the back door and bark until you let me in and will hit my food bowl or nudge it to you if I want to eat.

My foster dad does not want me to leave, but I need a forever home of my own. You will not be disappointed if you decide you want me to live with you. Donít forget to add my name to your application if I am the guy for you. Adoption Donation $450 includes microchip.

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