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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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Come see our Special Needs Dogs here. 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

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Ellie / Adoption donation is $650

August 2016
We would like you to meet Ellie. She has a rags to rescue story and we plan to give her a Cinderella ending. Miss Ellie was part of a group of dogs seized in southern CA when they were abandoned in a warehouse. These dogs had been used as breeders for the sole purpose of selling their puppies by greedy, immoral so-called human beings. Once the dogs were saved and adopted to individuals, Ellie had thought she found her forever home. Unfortunately, Ellieís owner has passed away and Ellie finds herself an orphan once again.

This sweet female is 4.8 lbs. and 3 years old. She is a little timid and shy due to no socialization, but she loves to play with other dogs, both large and small. She should not go to a home where she will be kenneled or left alone all day. Also, no small children due to her small size. The perfect home will have a secure yard for her to explore and a dog buddy. If you can give this little yorkie the fairy tale home she deserves for the rest of her life, fill out an adoption application now. She is spayed, microchipped, heartworm negative and up to date on all vaccinations. Adoption donation is $650.00, includes Microchip.

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Ronson / Adoption donation is $300

June 2016
I am Ronson but you may call Ronnie if you like. I am an 8 yr old Yorkie mix who is looking for my furever home. I have pretty red hair and I am up to date on all my shots, I am ready to make you the best friend you could ever hope to have. I am loyal, potty trained and get alone with other dogs. I do tend to be curious about cats but don't harm them, mostly I just watch them. My foster mom says I am a wonderful companion. I weigh 15 pounds. I was branded a runner by the shelter, but if you had ever spent any time there, you would run away as well. I haven't tried running since I have been here. I walk extremely well on a leash and I have the cutest face in the doggie world. I was recently groomed and it was new to me so I didn't behave as well as I could have but my groomer says I did fine. My teeth are fine for now but in the future I will need yearly dentals. If you think I would be a good match for you, please put my name on an application and take me to me home. Adoption Donation is $300, includes microchip.

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Totto / Adoption donation is $550

June 2016
Are you looking for a happy, energetic and fun pal, I am your man. I am up to date on all my shots and don't need a dental at this time. I was recently neutered so I am good to go. I am very sweet natured and will make a great addition to your home. I am only 6 years old and weigh 14 pounds. If you can find a place in your life for me, please put your name on an application and take me to a furever home. I prefer a stay at home parent but could probably adapt if you think you would love me. Adoption Donation is $550.00, Indcludes Microchip.

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Paddywak / Adoption donation is $250

May 2016
Paddywak came to us from a high kill shelter in L.A. He seemed so very small and compliant, not especially reactive for an 11 year old boy. He had never been nuetered and his breath could knock you over from bad teeth long uncared for. When he was placed in the home among the greeting family of yorkies he seemed ready to do his job which seemed to be mounting any willing volunteers. There were none and he was quickly rebuffed and soon avoided. Paddywak had to learn a new way of life. From his reaction to things this little boy had never been talked to, loved or played with by a human and apparently was only bred to reproduce. Housetraining was a puzzle to him and affection quite foreign.

Today this little boy is a new "person". He has had all his shots, neutered and fresh breath. His teeth cleaning really meant removing rotted teeth that didn't even bleed.....there was only infection left in the gums. He is healing, happy and attached at the lap. Sit down and he becomes part of you, move to the next room and he is by your feet. Bedtime is the best time because then he is snuggled up next to you in bed. Life has never been so good ! He is cautious with strangers but always gentle. When the others bark at imagined bad mailmen and other dangers Paddywak joins in but nothing comes out. Wherever he lived before they made sure he didn't complain so they had him debarked.

Little guy, big love now. He is ready for his best home ever! Adoption Donation is $250, includes microchip.


Remy / Adoption donation is $400

April 2016
Remy is approximately 10 years old and weighs a mere 4 Ĺ pounds. He recently had a full dental cleaning and is fully vaccinated, heartworm tested and microchipped. Little Remy is a timid soul that needs a quiet home and a full time care-giver. He would be a great companion to a stay at home senior person that could give a lot of time and attention to this little guy. He should not go to a home with children or where there are larger dogs. He is a fragile boy from prior neglect and needs a secure environment for him to regain his confidence and thrive.

Please fill out an application now for Remy. Adoption donation $400 includes microchip.

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Northern California


Starsky / Adoption donation is $500

August 2016
My name is Starsky! Arenít I Cute?! Iíll bet you thought that the moment you saw my picture! Not only am I very attractive, I am a really good dog. If you arenít too concerned about my background ( I donít know who or what breed my daddy was) I will be a great addition to your family. My previous owner is gone 4 months at a time and cannot take care of me. I am only 2 years old and weigh 14 lbs. Foster mom says I have been getting too many treats, so I should be shedding some chub now that Iím at her house. I am healthy and happy and love to play, both with other dogs and people too. I am good on a leash, love to ride in the car and I like everybody. It would be great to have a nice yard to run around in at my new home and a dog pal to play with. Did I say Iím a really good dog? I have all my vaccinations, am microchipped, neutered and have beautiful clean teeth. Please put my name on the adoption form. Adoption Donation is $500, includes microchip.

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Sammy / Adoption donation is $500

August 2016
Sammy is a 7 year old yorkie (mix?) male. He weighs 10 lbs. This little guy is friendly and mellow. He used to live with a 2 year old human and got along really well with him. Sammy rides well in the car and loves to go bye-bye. He isnít much used to a leash, but since he gets to go somewhere, he is happy and learning quickly. Sammy needs a nice yard to play in and a dog buddy of the same size and activity level to romp and wrestle with. He is neutered, heartworm negative, up to date on all vaccinations and microchipped. He will be a great family companion or a best friend to a single person. He just had his teeth cleaned so heís ready to give you doggie kisses with his fresh doggie breath. Adoption donation is $500.00, includes microchip.

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Daisy (NC) / Adoption donation is $800

August 2016
Daisy is a petite Yorkie approximately 4 years old. We donítí have any records on her, but we know she is 5.2 pounds of energy and fun. This little girl is happy and outgoing. She gets along with other dogs and didnít mind the only cat she ever met. At her young age, she is more interested in sniffing and playing, but will settle down in your lap and soak in love and cuddles when itís time to rest. Daisy will be fully vetted and ready to meet her new family with clean teeth, up to date vaccinations, spayed and microchipped. If you are ready to commit to making Daisy the center of your attention for many years to come, fill out an adoption application now. Adoption donation is $800.00, includes microchip.

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Jack & Juliet

Jack & Juliet / Adoption donation is $700 together

August 2016
Here are two of the cutest little Yorkies you are likely to meet. Jack is a neutered male, 9 years old and weighs 5.5 pounds. He is a curious boy, loves to look out the window on a car ride and follows foster mom around to see what is going on in the house or yard. Little Jack has a voracious appetite, but he is on a strict diet of prescription dog food due to his chronic pancreatitis. He will eat both the canned or dry version of the food, but should never be given any human food or his extreme food sensitivity will make the little guy ill. His buddy for his whole life is Juliet. She is a petite spayed female, also 9 years old and weighs 4 pounds. She could stand to gain a bit of weight, most likely Jack is helping her to finish her portion once he finishes his. Juliet is the more introverted of the two.

Both dogs love attention, sleep cuddled together, and next to their human in bed at night. This little set of Yorkie delightfulness will not be adopted to a home with children under 10 years old due to their small size. They need a home with someone who is home more often than not and can care for them, keeping Jack on his prescription diet and making sure Juliet gets her fair share of meals. Both these dogs are microchipped, heartworm tested, fecal tested and up to date on their vaccinations. They are not related. Fill out an application now and list Jack and Juliet as your choice for adoption. Adoption donation is $700 for both, includes microchip.

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Bentley / Adoption donation is $500

July 2016
Bentley is a young male Yorkie, 3 Ĺ years old and weighs 14 lbs. Bentley was crate trained by his former owner and he loves to snuggle in his open-door crate where he feels safe. Bentley should not go to a family with kids younger than 10 years old. He has lots of energy so a fenced in yard is a must. He is excitable on a leash, but rides great in the car. Bentley gets along with other dogs in the home, but strange dogs he meets on walks can make him anxious. He is neutered, microchipped, fully vaccinated and has been heartworm and fecal tested. He is ready to become part of your family where he can enjoy belly rubs and squeaky toys. Adoption donation is $500.00, includes microchip.

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Finn / Adoption donation is $300

July 2016
Finn is a precious senior Yorkie with a puppy dog face. He is guessed to be approximately 10 years old. He hasnít been cared for very well, he has bowed back legs from arthritis and knee caps that donít stay in place. He is a little hard of hearing and his eyesight isnít that great, especially at night. He does love to be snuggled in your lap when sitting during the day or tucked in the curve of your body when sleeping at night. He weighs a scant 4.9 lbs. Finn was turned in as a stray to the shelter and we believe he was a backyard breeding stud. He was most likely an outside dog, as he has no housebreaking and must wear a belly band. He is now neutered, had a complete dental, is fully vaccinated, heartworm and parasite tested and microchipped. He should not go to a home with children. Finn needs a quiet home where he can roam the yard in the sunshine. Little Finn deserves a new family that can provide the mild pain reliever he takes for his back legs and the patience to manage and improve his potty habits. Adoption donation is $300.00, Includes Microchip.

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Rocky / Adoption donation is $250

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

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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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Bridgett/ Adoption donation is $350

July, 2016
My name is Bridgette and I am a poodle mix with a dark gray with white coloring on my chest, I will be beautiful when my hair grows back. They had to shave me down. I am approximately 1 to 2 years of age with a puppy face; a pretty face if I do say so myself. During the time my foster mom has had me I have really grown into a sweet, cuddly and lovable dog. At first I was confused but with all the patience and love coming my way, if Iím good I get treats, hugs and lots of attention. My potty training is going very well but like most young dogs I still need encouragement. I really like the outdoors especially in a fenced back yard. I come with a lot of energy but donít get me wrong I also like my down time cuddle, cuddle.

Bridgett seems to like woman, but a little leery of men. She hasnít been around children so we donít know how she would react to them. She somewhat has dominant traits especially with other dogs but loves to play. It took a little while for her to trust humans but has adjusted very well in her foster home. Bridgett is spayed and up to date with her shots.

If Bridgett is the girl you have been looking for all your life please add her name to when you fill out your adoption application. She will love you for life. Adoption Donation is $500, includes microchip


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Rocky / Adoption donation is $650

August 2016
Hi all you people out there, I am Rockíin Rocky, I am a year old with lots of personality and energy. I got my foster sibling to play with me after weeks of trying, he has not played for a very long time. I am so proud to have brought him out of his shell, he is a lot older than I am. We are matched in size, I weight about ten pounds. I am one gorgeous boy donít ya think?? Since I am very young I would like someone to play with me, human or another dog, I like to cuddle too. My last owner didnít have time for me so YTNR saved me from a shelter. I need training as no one has worked with me in the past. I want to please just donít know how yet. Need work with potty training also, I am up to date on shots, donít know what this is but they say I am now neutered. I really need a fenced in yard so I can run some of my energy off during the day. If you are looking for a handsome boy, full of himself I am you guy. Please put my name on your application so they know who you want to adopt. Looking forward to hearing from my new family. By the way I am being fostered in Indiana, but I am willing to live anywhere if you can come and get me. Adoption Donation is $650, includes micro chip.

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Daisy / Adoption donation is $600

August 2016
Hi everyone my name is Daisy, I am cute as a button donít you think? I weigh 4.2 pounds and about 4 years old. I have to tell you I just love to be with my person, I will lay with you all day if you let me. My foster mom says I have the most beautiful copper color hair; so different from most Yorkies. I love to ride in the car and outside so I can smell all the great smells of the outdoors itís like reading the newspaper to me. Oh I love to eat, I go potty outside most of the time will need a little work in that area. Getting along with all the other Yorkies in the house, donít really play with them would prefer to lay with you. I can run like the wind when I take a mind too, would love a yard to run in so you can see me run and laugh at my antics . Also I need someone that is home most of the day, I am crate trained. I have to be fed in my crate here because if I am loose during feeding time I will steal the other Yorkies food hee hee hee. I am just a little stinker!

I will love you a life time, so if you think I am the girl of your dreams please fill out an adoption application. oh add my name so they know you want sweet little me. I am waiting for love, are you? Adoption Donation is $600, includes microchip.

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Harmony / Adoption donation is $900

May, 2016
Hi everyone, Harmony here. I am finally up for adoption, I have been with my foster mom for almost a year. YTNR saved me, and I had a front leg that was broken. In order to save my leg I suffered four different surgeries. My leg is a little deformed but it does not stop me from playing with the other Yorkies in the house. We have so much fun, My foster mom tells me I need a special family to make sure I never jump off someoneís lap. I lay in her lap every time she sits down, she has both hands on me at all times so if something happens where I want to jump she puts what she calls a death grip on me. Let me tell you it works because I have never jumped off. She just puts me down on the floor because I need to see what is going on that has the others so excited. I sleep in a crate to keep me safe.

I canít be in a home with small kids, you see that is how my leg was broken. Foster mom calls me a love bug, love to kiss her as much as I can, I would lay in her lap all day if she would just sit down. I use potty pads really well, when I sleep in my crate it is big enough for my bed and a potty pad. I am about 2 1/2 and weigh about 4 pounds. If you think I am the girl for me please fill out an adoption application make sure to add my name. Looking forward to meeting my special family. Adoption Donation is $900, includes micro chip.

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Ebony/ Adoption donation is $800

April, 2016
I was born with nerve damage so I am considered a special needs little boy, I weigh 5.8 pounds and I am 10 months old. I was surrendered to YTNR at 2 months because something happened at birth that caused nerve damage. My owner didnít know how to take care of a pup like me so she contacted YTNR for help. Now after the loving care of my foster mom, I can now walk a lot further without my bottom hitting the floor ( but it still does sometimes). Sadly the nerve damage has affected my Kidneys and Bladder so I have to wear a belly band. I will not be able to sleep in your bed because of the Bladder problem, but that doesnít bother me in the least. My foster mom has done water therapy along with acupuncture. Without this type of care I donít think I would be walking as good as I do now.

I love to play with the other Yorkies in the house and don't want to stop! Oh I love car rides, but I need to be in a kennel for my safety. I am looking for a VERY SPECIAL FUREVER home. I want to do what is right like the other Yorkies but I just canít. I will give back to you with so much love it will melt your heart. The only other thing I can tell you about me is I HATE bath time. You really have to be strong to give me a bath, but the good side to this is I love being brushed and donít mind the clippers or hair dryer.

If you are interested in adopting me submit an application, donít forget to add my name. I am really praying I can find that special person who doesnít mind taking on a special boy like me. Please remember, my special needs will be for life due to the nerve damage, and I need someone that will be HOME ALL DAY. I am living in Indiana, if you are in another state mom said you would have to be willing to travel to adopt me. Adoption Donation $800, includes micro chip.


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Nala/ Adoption donation is $200

June 2016
Cute as a little bug does not even begin to describe me! At less than 6lbs, my grey blond curls melt hearts wherever I go. My personality is sweeter than pie too. I love to cuddle, nap with you, or play outside. I can pick my own berries (and eat them too). When you can't find me, just look around the strawberry patch, or next to one of my foster brothers and sisters. I love to nap with them all, big and small.

I've had some serious health issues, so we had to remove all but two of my teeth, a whole bunch of bladder stones and some other growths, and clear up my UTI. I still have to do a cushings test, and I'll have to remain on a soft prescription diet, with an eye kept on my ligament tear. I was not a good surgery candidate due to how small I am, but the scar tissue is stabilizing it. I'm as good as it gets now! And I'm only 12.

If you'd like a cutie pie in your life, adopt me! I'd love a loving furever home that will cuddle and spoil me, and take good care (and vet care) of me. Adoption donation is $200.00, Includes microchip.


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Remi/ Adoption donation is $400

June 2016
Remi is a nine year old handsome fellow who is completely housebroken, quiet and friendly little guy. He has recovered from horrific dental problems that he came in with. He gets along with everyone. Dogs cats and people. Adoption donation is $400, includes microchip.