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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


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

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Bella / Adoption donation is $350

April 2015
Bella is a 7 year old yorkie that weighs approx. 8 pounds. She is very well behaved and is completely house broken with the use of a dog door. She can be active and playful at times and at other times is more content to sit on your lap. Bella is used to being around children. She will lay next to babies and Ďguardí them and loves to play with older kids. Bella is a happy camper and enjoyed camping with the family. Bella has Addisonís disease. Her body does not produce the stress-relieving hormone Cortisol. She requires a Prednisone pill each morning and a Percorten injection once every 28 days. The pills cost approximately $15.00 for a 120 day supply. The Percorten can be purchased online and costs only about $15 per injection. The injections can be given at home and are very easy to do. Bella doesnít even wince when she gets her shot. She has virtually no symptoms what so ever while on her medication and in a stable environment. Bella will need a home where she can run and play and feel secure. Her family sadly gave her up as they plan to travel extensively and know that Bella cannot be boarded while they are gone, as it is too stressful for her. Bella is spayed, fully vaccinated and microchipped. We have a supply of her medication on hand and can teach you to give her the monthly injection. Her adoption donation is $350, includes Microchip.


Toby (N. California) / Adoption donation is $350

March 2015
This is Toby. A beautiful boy of 6 years old that is a mix of Yorkie and most likely Cairn or Norfolk terrier. Poor Toby lost his eyesight rapidly last October. He has been diagnosed with SARD: Sudden Acquired Retinal Degeneration. Being blind hasnít dampened his enthusiasm for life nor his ability to give affection. Heís a smart boy and has mastered the doggie door in no time and can even navigate the front steps, both up and down to the front lawn. He will need a quiet, secure home where he can relax in the yard or on the couch. At 20 lbs., he is a bit large for a lap dog, but donít tell him that. Snuggling close is what he likes best.

Toby is microchipped, vaccinated and ready for a forever home where he can be a loyal and delightful member of your family. Adoption donation $350 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.



Johnny / Adoption donation is $750

May 2015
Meet Johnny, he is a sweet 8 month old Yorkie and weighs about 8 pounds. Johnny has a sweet personality loves to play. He also likes to lay with you and sleep in your bed. Johnny need work with potty training, he will use a potty pad and will go outside also. If you are looking for a man in your life Johnny is your boy. Did I tell you he does wonderfully with children, he would like older ones to play with him. Adoption Donation is $750, includes microchip.

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Lily / Adoption donation is $600

May 2015
Hi, my name is Lily. I am told that I am very sweet and loving. My favorite spot is in your lap and boy, do I LOVE to cuddle. I really like sleeping with my foster mom and dad and I settle down and stay quiet all night. I love chewing bones, playing with toys, and figuring out what is inside those kongs. I donít even mind going into my crate when my family leaves as long as I have my kong. I am having a ball playing with my foster brothers and sisters and have even snuggled up with my foster parentsí cat. Can you believe that? I figured out I like cats! I also figured out that I can use those things called potty pads and no one even gets mad at me. I am still working on going outside because I am only 6 months old but I am doing great. I am REALLY cute as you will see when you meet me. Right now I have super long legs. All the better to jump with! I am going to be an agility SUPER STAR!!!!!!

I am not sure how I lost my family but they did love me and treat me well. The police found me and I was soooo scared. They took me to a place with other dogs in cages but no one came to get me. So, I got to meet my foster family and move right in. I really love living with a nice family. They tell me I am some sort of a Yorkie Terrier mix. I weigh eight pounds, am up to date with all of my shots, and I just got fixed (spayed). I am micro-chipped, heartworm negative and very healthy. I want a family with older children, a fenced yard (because I am a runner), someone home at least part-time, and another small dog to play with. If you choose me, I will be the love of your life. Choose me! Choose me! Choose me! Donít forget, my name is Lily so please put my name on your application.

Adoption Donation $600 includes microchip.


Snoot / Adoption donation is $450

February 2015
Check out Snoot! Sheís a retired breeding dog. She was surrendered to the rescue after her last litter was delivered by C-section. Snoot was not well socialized before Ė she rarely left the breederís home. Now she is learning how to meet new people, walk on a leash, and go on car rides. She is overweight from not getting enough exercise, but has lost a couple of pounds at her foster momís house. Snoot is 8 years old and weighs 5.7 lbs. now, down from 7.6. She should lose a little more weight though. She is fully vaccinated, Heartworm and fecal tested as well as microchipped. Snoot should not go to a home with small children as she is still learning social skills. She does well with other dogs. Adoption donatio is $450.00 includes microchip and her medical expenses.

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June / Adoption donation is $750

May 2015
Meet June, she is 8 months old and weighs 11 pounds, She tells me there is more to love, and love you she will. She would love to cuddle with you and she can be very playful too. She would like older children in the house. She will need help with potty training, uses a potty pad in the house and will also go outside. June is just a wonderful Yorkie, so if you like bigger Yorks she is for you. Fill out an adoption application and put her name on it so we will know who you want to adopt. Adoption Donation is $750, includes microchip.


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Braylee / Adoption donation is $525

April 2015
Look at this sweet Yorkie ready for adoption in Indiana.
Hey everyone, my name is Braylee, this is the first time I ever had a name, thanks foster mom! I came from the Illinois puppy bust. I am a real survivor, spent 4 years in a cage, man am I glad now to have freedom thanks to Yorkshire Terrier National Rescue. I was not abused in the manor of one thinks of abuse. In my mind living in a cage for four years has left me not really trusting humans, the other people they hardly ever touched me. Now that I am in a foster home and can roam free in the house I FEEL GOOD. I run away when my foster mom wants to pet or pick me up. She tells me I am getting better and that I will come to her when the time is right. I was laying down this morning close to her, when she put her hand down to pet me I just stayed there and enjoyed the gentle touch. Later in that same morning I let her pick me up to sit with her HOW NICE IT WAS. I tell you it was hard to relax for a while, but I think I felt love for the first time in my life. My foster mom has three other Yorkies, one is a baby and really likes to play with me, I LIKE THAT VERY MUCH. One of the Yorkies is too much of a Diva to play, I bark at her but it doesn't do any good, she looks at me like I am crazy. The third is too old to play; my foster mom told me. I love other dogs and just want to play, when the baby stops playing with me I entertain myself with the toys on the floor. I am 4 years old and weigh 8 pounds, my foster mom thinks I am very handsome (donít know what that is do you?). Have just been neutered and had a dental so my teeth sparkle. Up to date on shots. If you want to adopt me you will have to have patience and give me time to trust you. If you do this I know I will learn to love you, because I am a good boy. I need work with potty training, living in that nasty ole cage couldn't learn in there. Mom has this thing called a belly band or sometimes she calls it a fashion belt around me so I donít pee on the furniture, I do try to get it off but so far no luck with that. I donít have an aggressive bone in my body, but really donít think small children would be good for me as I have never been around children. DID I TELL YOU HOW HAPPY I AM TO BE FREE. I would really like a home where someone will love me no matter what my faults, so if you are the one please fill out an application and add my name so they will know you want me . Adoption Donation is $525, includes microchip.

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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Jesse & Kirby
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Jesse Kirby / Adoption donation is $300 each

January 2015
We are two little sweethearts who came to Rescue when our human mommy died. We are 5.5 year old litter mates, weigh about 7 lbs each, and are little troopers. We are social, loving, and playful. We are also great at exploring Ė so we need a securely fenced yard of our own! We usually snuggle up together, but when night time falls, we like to snuggle up with our foster mommy. Sometimes a teddy bear works too. We love to sleep in, and to have the occasional breakfast in bed. We enjoy spending time with other doggies, but we do chase cats Ė or more precise, tiptoe around and around them, and then bark if they donít want to join the game. Other times we ignore them, but probably best if we donít have one of our own.

We are working on potty training - an eagle eye and occasional belly bands do it for now. We also have an amazing trick weíll show you: wee-wee hand-stands! It is oh so cute Ö we could have YouTube stardom in our future. If youíd like two mischievous little brothers to worm their way into your heart, warm your lap, and love you forever, please fill out our application. We HAVE to be adopted together and be loved forever, our little hearts cannot handle another heartbreak. By the way, few toys and small balls, a teddy bear, and soft blankets and beds will also help win us over. Adoption Donationis $300 each, includes Microchips.