Yorkie from Puppy Mill
(St Augustine, FL)
I just adopted a yorkie who is 4 yrs old and was in a puppy mill until 3 mos ago.
She was fostered by someone for the last 3 mos until I got her 2 nights ago.
She is very timid and is scared of everything. How can I help her overcome what she has been through and get her to trust us and be a good dog for the rest of her life?
I must congratulate you for saving your yorkie from a terrible place!
As for your question, I would suggest plenty of love and care. As the dog is already 4 years old, the trauma is something it may never overcome.
Be careful not to smother the dog though. Maybe one day it will decide to come to you, rather than the other way around.