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Yorkshire Terrier Rescue and Adoption

Yorkshire Terrier Rescue - Giving a yorkie a second chance

A Yorkie rescue aims to find loving responsible homes for abused, lost and abandoned Yorkshire Terriers. These rescues are usually non-profit organisations, but do however ask for donations to be able to continue operating.

Yorkies get abandoned for a variety of reasons. Due to the increasing popularity of Yorkshire terriers there are many breeders popping up all over the place. Sometimes not all yorkies find a home and are put up for adoption.

In other cases families can no longer look after their yorkie and have to give him up.

In extreme cases Yorkie rescues need to step in and take the yorkie if they find out that the animal is being mistreated by its owners.

Sadly, there are also times when yorkies are found both lost or abandoned.

In all of the above scenarios Yorkshire terrier rescues will take the yorkie in question to a safe place where they will be taken care of and they also try to provide them with proper food, shelter and possible medical facilities too. This is where they will stay until the rescue center can find it the right home.

Many rescue centers advise training a Yorkshire terrier when you adopt him. You will find that many younger yorkies are not yet trained and older yorkies, even though trained already, will enjoy the bonding.

Have a look at the following training pages for information:

Housetraining yorkshire terriers

Housebreaking yorkshire terriers

Crate Training

Leash Training

All of these training procedures will be extremely useful and are, in most cases, recommended.

To contact your local rescue center get in touch with your veterinarian and he will be able to give you the relevent details.

Remember Rescue Centers are mostly volunteer organisations and are not trying to make profit. They are concerned with finding the right home for each dog.

Read about Adopting a Yorkie

Read about the advantages of adopting a yorkie

Visit the Yorkshire Terrier National Rescue website or alternatively you can check out this website which I have just come across United Yorkie Rescue.

Have you Rescued a Yorkie from a Lonely Life?

Hi everyone! Did you rescue your yorkie from a lonely life? Did you decide that adopting a yorkie was a better idea for you than buying one straight out? Tell us about the adoption process, was it a complicated thing to do, or did you find that it was straightfoward? Did your yorkie have trouble adjusting when you got him home, and let us know about training your new yorkie. Was it hard?

What Other Visitors Have Said

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My Little Love 
Fergie was a breeder and when her last litter died they put her in the Animal Shelter. I took one look and fell in love. She has had numerous …

Barney, our super yorkie terrier. 
Barney was seven years old when we took him on from the RSPCA, and he had a few issues health wise but we gave him a good loving home and he repaid us …

Rescue yorkie - Gibbs 
My husband and I went to the local animal shelter to donate some dog food. We made the mistake of looking at the dogs and there was little Gibbs. …

Though presently retired, I have been a full time volunteer with Shelter Animal Rescue, mostly dogs, for 30 years. About ten years ago I received a …

Bella's Tale 
Hi Having always wanting a Yorkie but getting sidetracked with HL Chinese Crested and Sphynx kitties I decided I wanted to rescue a Yorkie. I started …

Little Miss Pinkerton 
The story of Little Miss Pinkerton~ My name is Susie and my mom called one day, desperate, asking if I knew anyone that wanted a little "Maltese" (named …

Highway Boy 
Driving along a highway, I noticed A small yorkie wandering around the side, knowing in my heart, that he was going to attempt to cross. I pulled over, …

love is blind 
I found a lost yorkie puppy and while I was looking for its' family, all of my family members fell in true love with him. 15 days later we found his …

A little Millie from a Puppy Mill 
In December 2003, my husband just had heart open surgery at 90 years of age and he was recovering at home. At the same time we had lost our little dog …

"Momma" - too short of life. Not rated yet
In October 2011, I initially started out as a foster home for a "scruffy", underweight, fearful, almost hairless, Cocoa purebred yorkshire terrier along …

Finding Precious Not rated yet
I was at work one night. The day before, my partner and I were discussing rescuing a dog. So it happened that his cousin caled and said she was taking …

My best friend has four legs Not rated yet
After putting down my beloved first yorkie Beau. I swore I could not go thru this pain again. In nov of that year my daughter knew how unhappy & lonely …

This Yorkie needs a second chance for love and happiness... Not rated yet
Looking for a rescue facility. 7year old male yorky was originally adopted thru a pet shop (puppie mill) I believe. He was loved, but not trained. …

Neighbor in Amarillo TX found male Yorkie on Christmas night  Not rated yet
Please call 1-806-418-3799 Marcia: Found a small male Yorkie in Amarillo TX on Christmas night 12-25-2010 She was walking her own dog, the male …

Lizzy the full-time yorkie dog and part-time phlebotomist Not rated yet
We adopted a really cute Yorkie in the fall. She looks to be pure-bred. Most of the time she is sweet and cuddly, but, when she is not, she will draw …

The Best Feeling in Providing That Forever Home! Not rated yet
After my first store-bought Yorkie died at the age of 14, I waited a few months and then found myself on the internet again looking at new puppies. …

Carley Not rated yet
We received Carley when my cousin who works for a vet and also does animal rescue took her home when the owners brought her in to be put to sleep. …

my boy max Not rated yet
I adopted max about 5 years ago from a rescue centre. He was a great little dog and the only problem was that he didn't like being left on his own. …

I have to tell you my yorkie was brought to me where he was found in pouring rain, shaking so scared it was unbelievable. I bathed him, fed him and …

Introduction to Lilly Not rated yet
I was working in a retail store when I heard one of the customers talking about getting a couple of dogs from an individual who rescues dogs. This …

Riley was my mom's puppy before I took him over... Not rated yet
When my mom found out the news that she had advanced lung cancer, someone bought her Yorkie puppy to keep her company(which is not good idea). As she …

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