FOREVER OURS

It is the goal of United Yorkie Rescue to rehabilitate our rescued Yorkies to a happy, healthy state so they can be adopted. Occasionally, we find a Yorkie we have rescued has serious medical problems that do not make them a candidate for adoption.

The Board of Directors of UYR, in consultation with the rescued pup's veterinarian and foster parent, may decide that it would be in the best interest of the Yorkie to keep them in the safe and caring environment of the foster home.

Once accepted into the Forever Ours Program these special needs pups are loved and cared for by the foster parent for the rest of their life. The pup's medical expenses are covered by United Yorkie Rescue and the foster mom provides food, physical care, goodies and a family environment.

If you would like to become a special part of one these special little Yorkies' lives please consider becoming a 'Sponsor' for them. A 'Sponsor' can make monetary donations or provide supplies for their use in the Forever Ours Home.

All monetary and material donations specified for these Forever Ours Yorkies are used for their continuing care needs.

If you have any questions about becoming a Sponsor or would like further information about this program please contact: Judi Laverty at: treasurer@uyr.us

Thank you!



We are looking for people who would be interested in being a 'Sponsor' to one or more of our Forever Ours Yorkies! As a sponsor you would become a cherished person in this dog's life.

You would receive communications about your sponsored pup and your name would appear in their story on the Forever Ours page. If you are interested please contact Sandra Wendt at president@uyr.us


"CURRENT FOREVER OURS" DONORS:

Carol Gostomski sponsors Evo







Bunny
Bunny FO

Meet adorable Bunny. From puppy mill to pure baby doll. Bunny is a precious 6-8 year old Yorkie mix who suffered through malnourishment, mammary tumors, skin ,eye and dental infections and emotional trauma. She is being fostered near Fort Worth, TX.

THANK YOU TO BUNNY'S VERY SPECIAL DONOR!

Barbara Burgess: 7/1/19, 10/26/19, 12/17/29, 5/15/20

THANK YOU TO BUNNY'S RESCUE ANGELS!

Mary Whitaker, Susan Volwiler, Donna Williams, Gretchen Stevens, Lori Dulyea, Tammy Glinsmann, Holly Keller, Diane Polinsky, Barbara Carvalho, Darleen Stein, Pattie Zappone, Mary Whitaker, Jean deVegter, Teresa Beament, Wendy Fuhrmaneck, Karry Rogers, Lois Van Abel, Sandy Pagnotta, Brandy Swanson, Wendy and David Henry, Trula Montgomery, Lynne Turner, Jackie Sorrells, Holly Keller, Alicia Adams, Cheryl Owen, John Ward, Wendy Fuhrmaneck, Lynda Slipetz, Shirley Bassue, Wendy Fuhrmaneck, Tari's Novelties and Collectibles, Christine Flaherty, Sheryl Martin, Brittany A, Bonnie Vaupel, Beverly Stevenson, Michelle Pannoni, Susan Tackett, Marjorie Thornton, Barbara Hestness, Yvette Vangeloff, Marta Balleste, Tony Cacioppo, Michael Richman, Irene and Peter Havas in memory of darling Happy, Wendy Fuhrmaneck, Barbara Burgess, Debbi Driscoll, Wendy Fuhrmaneck, Sandy Pagnotta, Ellen Chokreff, Angie Cagle, Behnaz Memarzadeh, Sherrie Prangley, Dan English, Barbara Burgess, Karen McKeand, Wendy Fuhrmaneck, Behnaz Memarzadeh, Sandy Pagnotta, Wendy Fuhrmaneck, Deborah Patrick, Barbara Burgess, Karen McKeand, Wendy Fuhrmaneck, Allison Triplett, Debra Hess, Angie Cagle

THANK YOU TO BUNNY'S FACEBOOK DONORS!

Jackie Sorrells, Karry Rogers, Zina Kroytor, Holly Keller, Bonnie Vaupel, Craig Seal, LouAnn Cochran Bowling, Cathering Kancy, Roswitha Vogt, Jean DeVegter, Andrewa Castrinoes McNemar-Caudill, Diana Shoykhetbrod, Jill Ehrlick, Sandy Chan, Angie Beams, Lucy Hall, Robin Callahan, Jeff Vanlandingham, Jean DeVegter, Eric Peralta, Barbara Burgess, Jill Carroll, Holly Ann Huckabone, Latricia Wallace-Alboszta, Julie Clark, Carol Arrington Gragson, Gena Clark, Sheila Fears, Lynda Pate, Lucy Hall, Debbi Hooks Dean, Susan Flinchum Tackett, Donna Williams, Gail Holden Eldridge, Christine Flaherty

THANK YOU TO BUNNY'S GOFUNDME DONORS!

Sandra Wendt, Nancy Joyner, Todd Maise, Cindy Mitchell-Clark, Karen McKeand, Josh Lytton, Milena Flores, Jackie Pittenger, Lori Dulyea, Alyssa McAlister, Bret Park, Susan Klingbeil, Carol Dziabo, Liz Weinbender, Liesl Okuda, Linda Stancliffe

Update 12/21/21: My precious United Yorkie Rescue Bunny has fought hard for this life. Rescued from a puppy mill that I shut down in her honor due to her diagnosis of metastatic mammary cancer, and the deplorable condition of her disfigured genital areas. We've saved her for years with a chemo drug however, This past week this precious baby girl underwent emergency surgery. She was not herself and I could feel a mass in her tummy. After an ultrasound, xrays and testing she was rushed for emergency surgery as her spleen was bleeding into her stomach. Her spleen was removed and 2 other masses were found and removed from her leg and sent for histopathology. Sadly, we now have lymphoma... dear God, my heart is just broken! Her life was given a death sentence for the almighty dollar because that's what matters to these breeders. I say...SHE mattered! I know her time is now measured in days to weeks, but she will continue to have the best of these days. United Yorkie Rescue loves these babies... if you are giving this season, please give because of Bunny so we can continue to give babies like Bunny the life they were meant to have. Our donate button can be found at www.uyr.us. God bless you all for all you have done for this sweet Forever Ours baby and please, please keep Bunny in your prayers.

Update 5/17/21: What can I say about this beautiful baby girl...she has been so blessed! Bunny is a Forever Ours with United Yorkie Rescue due to her metastatic cancer and multiple other conditions. She is the sad true product of what happens when your a puppy mill momma. Bunny, as I stated, has cancer that has spread to her lymph nodes due to mammary tumors. She is also on meds for Cushings disease and she has a grade 5 out of 6 heart murmur. Medically, she was given only 6mths to live. We opted to put her on a chemo pill which she has been taking since her diagnosis 2 years ago. Bunny has also lost most of her hearing if not all. She also has drops for dry eye which is also a product of her abuse. God has been good by giving her this time since her life before was that of total horror.

Bunny is such a loving little girl emotionally. Her life is full of enjoying a mound of soft pillows on my bed or soft blankets on top of her special dog bed by my bed. She chooses where she wants to lay. After breakfast, her favorite place is back on the bed in the pillow cave.She rolls and snuggles into the pillows, then climbs up into her favorite spot and snuggles in for most of the day. She deserves all of this and more, since her life was in a cage, stacked 3 high, in a small urine and feces filthy room, with approximately 60 other dogs crated all around her. She isn't a very playful baby except to play with My Abby, my maltese who insists she play with LOL. However, she has utterly surprised me 3 times when I've woken up to her playing with toys in the middle of the night.

I know she is on a timeline, but I'm so grateful that she has had a life full of love and "pillows". I pray that her memory of the past is a blur and that when her time comes, she has nothing but memories of love because of United Yorkie Rescue! Please remember UYR has Forever Ours babies like Bunny that will be cared for medically and emotionally until it's their time to join others at bridge. Your donations are so appreciated, and because of you, little ones like Bunny are able to live their lives to the fullest until that time. Please visit our Forever Ours and if possible donate at www.uyr.us. As always, bless you...Susan and Bunny

UPDATE 5/13/20: My sweet little mill baby...Bunny will be and is now a Forever Ours. This was such a soul searching decision as I wanted this angel to have everything the others had. Even though Bunny's medical was off the charts with issues and she possibly could have been adopted to a very special someone, with her emotional status, with her fears and PTSD it was best for her to already be "home".

Over a year ago this baby girl was rescued with the group we lovingly called The Fortunate Four. Bunny, along with her fur siblings Cash, Pearl and Crystal had suffered horrible abuse and neglect from an area puppy mill. Crystal, Cash and Pearl all found amazing homes after their recovery. Sadly Bunny's recovery was not so successful. She had mammary tumors that not only became cancerous, they also became metastatic to nearby lymph nodes. I took to the police and local sheriffs and we closed this mill down in her honor! We've survived a year of oral chemotherapy so far after an initial prognosis of 3 to 6 months. Sweet Bunny also has an array of other medical issues that come 2nd to cancer. She has tested positive for Cushing's disease, her right kidney is basically nil to none, she has a 5 out of 6 heart murmur and an enlarged heart, she also has an abundance of sludge in her gall bladder, along with horrific dry eye and skin allergies. We do a 3mth extensive follow-up and we have monthly meds that are quite expensive. This little girl's care runs approximately $1000 plus during a 3 month period. However, this past week we had a major scare with Bunny. She was shaking and rocking, all of her lymph nodes were swollen like golf balls. I rushed her to my regular vet. We did X-rays which showed her trachea lifted so even internally she was reactive, however, her blood work was not showing infection. We treated with pain meds and antibiotics until she could see her oncologist that following Monday. She has since improved and whatever happened was much like lymphoma had reared itself, but we will monitor and watch this. Emotionally, Bunny still carries many scars from the puppy mill. Recently while caring for a young puppy, if that baby cried while on crate rest, Bunny would get uncontrolled shakes and hide in my closet...it absolutely broke my heart. Some memories are just unfathomable!

My bio update is a long time coming for Bunny but I wanted everyone to know that this princess is in our Forever Ours program now. She does and will have major medical expenses going forward. Please keep her in your thoughts and prayers. We would appreciate you remembering our babies in our Forever Ours care and any little bit for these angels is soo appreciated during these times! You can use the donate button below and Bless you!

BIO UPDATE 4-16-20 Today Bunny became a Forever Ours pup in rescue. While we've made some progress on her health, sadly she is still very emotionally fragile. With her health issues, we've determined that despite interest, she will not find an adopter who will provide all the health and emotional support needs she must have met.

BIO UPDATE: 12/17/19. Almost 1yr ago, Feb to be exact, I rescued sweet United Yorkie Rescue Bunny from a puppy mill. Her journey has been long, and somewhat sad. After her vetting back then, biopsies of mammary tumors and a lymph node came back with metastatic cancer. We've been treating that with great results. Lately in preparation for adoption, we've been doing some tests and sadly at her checkup it was determined that Bunny has Cushings. Not only that, she has a sludgy gallbladder and her right kidney has shriveled up and is most certain it is not working.


To date we've spent $24247.09 on Bunny FO's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $7672.00 in donations.
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Cinnamon FO

Cinnamon is a 5-pound, 10-year-old Poodle boy being fostered near Stafford , VA. .

THANK YOU TO CINNAMON'S RESCUE ANGELS!

Mary Hunton, Rene Anderson, Jackie Sorrells, Nicole Boden, Tony Heath, Barbara Burgess, Jill Arnold, Barbara Burgess, Carol Gostomski, Jacqueline Jones, Stephen Cook

THANK YOU TO CINNAMON'S FACEBOOK DONORS!

Karry Rogers, Jenn Vernier, Toni Levine, Carol Nelson, Alexa Socha Rowan, Lindsay Blume-Carmody, Timothy Hald

Updated Bio 10/22/20 He was checked by a veterinarian and has beginning stages of kidney disease and requires specialty dog food to slow the progression, medication for painful nerve pain that recently started following a dental where 23 teeth were removed, has an enlarged heart, and takes medicated eye drops for dry eye. His eye problems may cause glaucoma and he is prone to cataracts and should be monitored for life. His current monthly medical costs are approximately $260. Cinnamon is 10 years old boy who is 4.3lbs. He is an easy going poodle who sleeps most of the day but enjoys his time outside. He doesn't like car rides and prefers to keep to himself until he decides to snuggle up with you on the couch. Because Cinnamon is frail and underweight he should not go to a home with small children or high energy dogs. He doesn't like being in a crate. His eyesight has diminished and should be in a home with a backyard so he doesn't wander away or hurt himself. The perfect home for Cinnamon would be one where his humans are patient and have a lot of time and energy to devote to him. He needs to catch up on learning the skills that most young dogs learn as puppies like house-training.


To date we've spent $10449.75 on Cinnamon FO's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $2348.17 in donations.
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Crystal FO

Crystal is a very sweet 10 year old, 18 pound Yorkie girl being fostered in Fort Worth, TX. Given her health and emotional issues, we have decided to make her a Forever Ours pup.

THANK YOU TO CRYSTAL'S RESCUE ANGELS!

Jan Freeman, Susan Klingbeil, Sandra Wendt, Nancy Farley, Allison Triplett, Lynne Turner, Holly Keller, Sharon Traficante, Sue Robinson, Jackie Sorrells, Ashley McElduff, Christine Flaherty, Anne Hicks, Sue Rudy Rusch, Teru Breisen, Kristen Latas, Brad Jackson, Guy Misson, Brenda Stone, Teresa Beament, Gale Sittig, Leslie Corbell, Heather Beal, Hamish MacGregor, Robert Miller, Dena Sloan, Bernadette Robinson, Dianne Schultz, Elaine Kucera, Wendy Fuhrmaneck, Sierra Dunham, Rebecca Lansing, Carla Wilcox, Carol Gostomski, Wendy Furhmaneck, Sheryl Martin, Karen Beatty, Sharee Spence, Wendy Klinke, Darleen Stein, Jackie Morales, Lynne Turner, Cheryl Owen, Cheryl Scrupski, Susan Brown, Wendy Fuhrmaneck, Laura Bentley, Wendy Fuhrmaneck, Sandra Wendt, Ruth Airsman, Cheryl Scrupski, Lauren Satterfield, Cat Jury, Sandra Wendt, Robert Scully, Ellen M, Chokreff, Ada Moore, Carol Gostomski, Cheryl Scrupski, Lauren Satterfield, Barbara Burgess, Allison Triplett, Karen McKeand, Karry Rogers, Irene and Peter Havas in memory of darling Happy, Lora Reynolds, Barbara Burgess, Alex Leblanc, Yvette Vangeloff, Karen McKeand, Chardelle Blasberg, Ellen Chokreff, John Sauser, Angie Cagle, Ed Guise, Barbara Burgess, Ellen Chokreff Irene and Peter Havas in memory of darling Happy, Glenn Wood, Irene and Peter Havas in memory of darling Happy, Sandy Pagnotta, Lauren Radencic, Doris Schutz

9/8/21 Today Crystal became a Forever Ours pup who will live out the remainder of her life with her loving foster family. Crystal came to us from a horrific puppy mill and in addition to her health issues, was seriously emotionally damaged. She is still very fearful and likes to spend her day safely sleeping in a closet. There are times when she will cuddle with her friend, Bunny, another Forever Ours pup who came from the same breeder. They find comfort with one another :-).


To date we've spent $17414.83 on Crystal FO's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $6132.55 in donations.
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Daphne with her Wrapped In Love blanket
Daphne FO (WI)

Daphne is a beautiful and very ill little girl. She has inoperable liver shunt disease and is also prone to hypoglycemia. She is being fostered in Madison, WI. Daphne is 9 years old.

THANK YOU TO DAPHNE'S RESCUE ANGELS!

Sandy Pagnotta, Amy Gill, Diana Shoykhetbrod, Michele Gonsalves, John Sauser, Michelle Lingle, LaVerne Dissmeyer, Patricia Lingen, Sandra Wendt, Christie Rider, Rosalie Tenorio, Paul Sherman, Diane Stout, Sandy Pagnotta, Stephanie and Behnaz Memarzadeh, Cynthia Duranti, Denise Brigham, Cheryl Helley, Amanda Fletcher, Julie Sczesniak, Nancy Carney, Carol Gostomski, Susan Kornatowski, Taffi Loving, Kimberly Golter, Sandra Wendt, Sherri White, Brittany Adams, Linda Vargas Robles, Bonnie Vaupel, Dixie Burbank, Denise Brigham, Irene and Peter Havas, Susan Gentry, Christie Rider, Diane Carter, Paul Sherman, Kitty Bradley, Alexis Ball, Stephanie Memarzadeh, Paul Sherman, Natalie LaBayen, Lois Forrester, Holly Stavis, Gina Caparimo, Brenda Hutto, Lori Adams, Lois Forrester, Noel Walter, Kelly Jones, Holly Stavis, Michelle Pannoni, Julie Sczesniak, Holly Stavis, Lori Stewart, Carol Gostomski, Brenda Bargers, Linda Crawford, Karry Rogers, Kobsak Songyoo, Barbara Carvalho, Christine Flaherty, Gale Young, Brenda Pierce, Dana Peden, Rita Smith, Paul Sherman, Mary Ireland, Brenda Bargers, Julie Wiegert, Julie Wiegert, Trula Montgomery, Mary Hunton

Update 06/02/17. Daphne recently had an emergency surgery to remove a very large bladder stone. She was refusing food, dropped about 4 ounces and had blood in her urine. Because she is only 3.5 pounds, losing that much weight was a lot! She is recovering well and just starting to get back to being more active and playing! She continues to require several medications to help regulate the ammonia levels in her brain due to her liver shunt. Thanks for checking in on her!

Update 02/08/17:

Daphne continues to have her ups and downs as a result of her liver shunt. Daphne went through surgery a while back that was not successful so she is being medically managed. Daphne requires 2-3 RX meds a day plus prescription low protein foods. She gave us a bit of a scare a few weeks ago. She stopped eating and lost .5 lbs. Because she is very tiny to start with, .5 pounds put her at risk. She is just beginning to eat again, thank goodness! With the weight loss, she is shaking all the time. We keep her wrapped up in blankets and keep a sweater on her to help keep her warm. We hope that with weight gain, she will build up a bit of fat to help her stay warm. In the mean time, she spends her days in front of the fire or wrapped up up on my lap dreaming for Spring. Thanks for checking in on Daphne!

Update 05/31/16: Daphne continues to require multiple medications daily to help her ammonia levels remain in the normal range. During the day, Daphne loves to "help" me in the garden by picking tomatoes and sampling them! When she is feeling good, she loves to chase balls and play with toys. In spite of all the medical concerns she has, Daphne continues to remain sweet and snuggly. She loves curling up on any lap that is available. Thank you for your continued support of Daphne!

Update 02/10/16: Hi Everybody! Daphne continues to bless us with her wonderful personality! She is a whole lot of sass in such a small girl!! Daphne continues to require meds to keep her ammonia levels under control as a result of a liver shunt. She is such a smart little girl in that she has figured out how to block the liquids from her swallowing them. She is very efficient at pushing the liquid out of her mouth! It has only been with bribery (yummy treats) that she has decided that she will swallow! Sometimes I wonder who is training whom!! Thank you for your continued support of this precious little girl. Her medical care is expensive, but she is worth it!

Update 11/02/15: Daphne continues to have her ups and downs with her health. Recently she gave us a scare as she was quite lethargic. Daphne was taken to the UW Veterinary Teaching Hospital in Madison, WI where she underwent a series of diagnostic tests including blood, urine, and x-rays. She was one sick little girl! Because her liver shunt surgery failed, Daphne will always be under the watchful eye of the wonderful Doctors at the Hospital. They found that she does have bladder stones that may need to be removed, her ammonia levels were too high, and her blood sugars were too low and she had pneumonia. They kept her there for a few days to help get all the levels where they should be and to keep a close eye on the pneumonia. Even though her lungs were not totally clear, I was able to take her home. We spent many hours sitting and snuggling in our favorite chair. Daphne was glad to be home and started eating better right away! Today, Daphne is doing better! She is still on a lot of medicines to keep her ammonia levels in the normal range. Daphne continues to require special food that is low in protein. She is eating NF Kidney Function Canine Formula available from the vet. It is our hope right now that with all that is available to us medically that she stays healthy and lives a long happy life! Thanks for checking in on Daphne!!

Update 3/9/15 After evaluating Daphne's continuing challenges regulating her ammonia levels and balancing her combination of medications, we realize it is not appropriate to adopt her out. She has become a Forever Ours pup residing with her foster mom for the remainder of her life.


To date we've spent $11619.03 on Daphne FO (WI)'s vet bills, but with your support we've collected $3451.00 in donations.
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Ernie FO

Ernie is an adorable 14 year-old, 13.5pound Schnorkie (Schnauzer-Yorkie mix) who is "Forever Home" with his foster mom in Ashland City, TN.

THANK YOU TO ERNIE'S RESCUE ANGELS!

Jan Hobbs, Jan Hobbs, Trula Montgomery, Cheryl Burge, Erin Bennett, Jennifer Tobiansky, Irene and Peter Havas, Brandy Caldwell Swanson, Alexa Socha, Sandy Pagnotta, Wendy Fuhrmaneck, Wendy Fuhrmaneck, Linda Mason, Barbara Burgess, Angie Cagle, Trula Montgomery, Sandy Pagnotta

THANK YOU TO ERNIE'S FACEBOOK DONORS!

Lisa Golle, Karry Rogers, Barbara Burgess, Anne Hicks, Karry Rogers, Alexa Socha Rowan, Theresa Viviano McDivitt, Tricia Padberg, Sue Frahm Miller, Angela McPherson, Jacy Dagrella Croteau, Karry Rogers, Tracie Vanover, Dave Pond, Jalissa Cecora-McNeil, Alexa Socha Rowan

Updated Bio 6/22/21: Precious Ernie has been in his foster home for 4 years now He became apart of our Forever Ours Program due to his severe PTSD from being in a Terrible Puppy mill without Human interaction for about 11 years. Understandably, most potential adopters are looking for a dog that will be affectionate towards them, sit in their lap, play, give kisses and be a normal canine companion. While Ernie "looks like" a completely normal dog capable of doing all those things......nothing could be further from the truth. Ernie's puppy mill was a particularly bad one that you may have even heard of on the news. UYR took three small breed dogs into our rescue from this puppy mill where Ernie over 300 other animals were rescued in deplorable shape. Ernie is not house-trained, stiffens like a board when you try to touch him, hides, won't allow a leash, is terrified when he must get into a car to visit the Vet and has very deep emotional scars from the cruel existence he lived for so many years. Ernie's Vet explained that Ernie has the canine version of PTSD. He takes medication daily to help him manage his anxiety. Ernie had a canine best friend named Bert who UYR also rescued from the same puppy mill and placed into the same foster home. Sadly, Bert died from severe congestive heart failure and this dealt another cruel blow to Ernie who now had yet another major loss in his life. Ernie is slowly healing with the help of his foster family but we don't think he will ever fully recover from his years of neglect and abuse. Over the past 4 years Ernie has slowly come to trust his foster Mom and he loves the other pups in his foster home and is comforted by them. More than anything else, Ernie needs routine, stability, patience and the knowledge that he is safe. For all of these reasons, we have decided to make Ernie a Forever Ours pup and let him live out the rest of his life in the safety and security of the only home he has ever known......his foster home. Ernie has no major health issues thankfully; all of his wounds are the kind that do not show from the outside but every bit as real as those that do. Ernie could easily live another 4 years or more in his foster home. During that time he will continue to need medication, routine senior dog care, nutritious food and LOTS AND LOTS of potty pads, belly bands, etc. since he will likely remain incontinent for the rest of his life. If you would like to help us care for Ernie as a Forever Ours pup then we would be so very grateful. To help us help Ernie, please go to www.uyr.us and under the Forever Ours tab scroll down to Ernie FO bio and PayPal button below and THANK YOU for your amazing support.

Updated Bio 3/19/21: Most of you who have been following United Yorkie Rescue for some time know that Ernie lived his entire life ,before coming Into Rescue, in a horrible puppy mill. Ernie is not house-trained, stiffens like a board when you try to touch him, hides, won't allow a leash, is terrified when he must get into a car to visit the Vet. Anytime he is scared he will poop. Ernie has very deep emotional scars from the cruel existence he lived for 11 years in a building with over 350 other dogs. Ernie was in horrible shape, covered in fecal matter, flea infested, he had severe dental disease and bad skin infections. He was feral when he came into rescue. Foster Mom had to keep a leash on him to catch him from time to time. He came into Rescue with his pal Bert who was in the same condition. Bert had Congestive Heart Failure at only 7 years old and passed away. Ernie only was connected with Bert and it took some time for him to learn to trust and interact with the other dogs in the Foster Home. Ernie's Vet explained that he has the canine version of PTSD. Ernie has slowly come to trust his foster Mom. He loves to be groomed and to sleep in bed with Foster Mom, but remains at the foot of the Bed. Bath and Grooming is the only time he will allow Foster mom to pet and love on him and he actually enjoys that. Ernie needs routine, stability, patience and the knowledge that he is safe. For all of these reasons, Ernie is a Forever Ourspup and he can live out the rest of his life in the safety and security of the only home he has ever known......his foster home. If you would like to donate to his continued care please go to www.uyr.us in the Forever Ours section where Ernie has his very own PayPal key. Thank you all for your continued support.

Updated Bio 10/22/20. Ernie lived his entire life before coming Into Rescue in a horrible

puppy mill. Ernie is not house-trained, stiffens like a board when you try to touch him, hides, won't allow a leash, is terrified when he must get into a car to visit the Vet and has very deep emotional scars from the cruel existence he lived for so many years. Ernie's Vet explained that Ernie has the canine version of PTSD. Over the past 3 years Ernie has slowly come to trust his foster Mom and he loves the other pups in his foster home and is comforted by them. He loves to be groomed and to sleep i bed next to Foster Mom. Ernie needs routine, stability, patience and the knowledge that he is safe. For all of these reasons, Ernie is a Forever Ours pup and he can live out the rest of his life in the safety and security of the only home he has ever known......his foster home.

Updated Bio 4/11/20: Ernie has made so many improvements since being rescued 3 years ago from a Horrible Puppy Mill. Ernie lived his entire life before in a puppy mill. Ernie's puppy mill was a particularly bad one that you may have even heard of on the news. UYR took three small breed dogs into our rescue from this puppy mill where Ernie over 300 other animals were rescued in deplorable shape. Ernie is not house-trained, stiffens like a board when you try to touch him, hides, won't allow a leash, is terrified when he must get into a car to visit the Vet and has very deep emotional scars from the cruel existence he lived for so many years. Ernie's Vet explained that Ernie has the canine version of PTSD. He takes medication daily to help him manage his anxiety. Ernie had a canine best friend named Bert who UYR also rescued from the same puppy mill and placed into the same foster home. Sadly, Bert died at only 7 years old due to congestive heart failure and this dealt another cruel blow to Ernie who now had yet another major loss in his life. Ernie is slowly healing with the help of his foster family but we don't think he will ever fully recover from his years of neglect and abuse. Over the past 3 years Ernie has slowly come to trust his foster Mom and he loves the other pups in his foster home and is comforted by them. More than anything else, Ernie needs routine, stability, patience and the knowledge that he is safe. For all of these reasons, Ernie is a Forever Ours pup and he can live out the rest of his life in the safety and security of the only home he has ever known......his foster home. Ernie has no major health issues thankfully; all of his wounds are the kind that do not show from the outside but every bit as real as those that do. Ernie could easily live another 4 years or more in his foster home. During that time he will continue to need medication, routine senior dog care, nutritious food and LOTS AND LOTS of potty pads, belly bands, etc. since he will likely remain incontinent for the rest of his life. If you would like to help us care for Ernie as a Forever Ours pup then we would be so very grateful.

Forever Ours Bio Update 5/19/19: Ernie has been a happy and relaxed boy in his Forever Foster Home. He has "his" own routine that he sticks to everyday. He enjoys outside time sitting in the warm sun, bath time, grooming, and sleeping with Foster Mom and his fur siblings at bedtime. Ernie doesn't much like strangers and he still doesn't let anyone but Foster mom pick him up. He will sometimes let others pet him in his corner bed if they come up slowly. Ernie is 12 years old now and suffers from arthritis. The rescue takes care of all his medical needs and Foster mom gets to love and care for him for the rest of his life. We want Ernie to live out the rest of his life in peace and comfort after living almost all his life in the horrible puppy mill. Please consider donating to his continuing Senior Care. He really is a sweetie, we just let Ernie have his peaceful space and he is happy.

Initial Forever Ours Bio 7/18/18: Precious Ernie has been in his foster home for over a year now. He had a couple of applications but these quickly lost interest when they learned all of the ugly truths behind this adorable face. Understandably, most potential adopters are looking for a dog that will be affectionate towards them, sit in their lap, play, give kisses and be a normal canine companion. While Ernie "looks like" a completely normal dog capable of doing all those things......nothing could be further from the truth. This sweet boy lived his entire life in a puppy mill. Ernie's puppy mill was a particularly bad one that you may have even heard of on the news. UYR took three small breed dogs into our rescue from this puppy mill where Ernie over 300 other animals were rescued in deplorable shape. Ernie is not house-trained, stiffens like a board when you try to touch him, hides, won't allow a leash, is terrified when he must get into a car to visit the Vet and has very deep emotional scars from the cruel existence he lived for so many years. Ernie's Vet explained that Ernie has the canine version of PTSD. He takes medication daily to help him manage his anxiety. Ernie had a canine best friend named Bert who UYR also rescued from the same puppy mill and placed into the same foster home. Sadly, Bert died a month ago from severe congestive heart failure and this dealt another cruel blow to Ernie who now had yet another major loss in his life. Ernie is slowly healing with the help of his foster family but we don't think he will ever fully recover from his years of neglect and abuse. Over the past 15 months Ernie has slowly come to trust his foster Mom and he loves the other pups in his foster home and is comforted by them. More than anything else, Ernie needs routine, stability, patience and the knowledge that he is safe. For all of these reasons, we have decided to make Ernie a Forever Ours pup and let him live out the rest of his life in the safety and security of the only home he has ever known......his foster home. Ernie has no major health issues thankfully; all of his wounds are the kind that do not show from the outside but every bit as real as those that do. Ernie could easily live another 4 years or more in his foster home. During that time he will continue to need medication, routine senior dog care, nutritious food and LOTS AND LOTS of potty pads, belly bands, etc. since he will likely remain incontinent for the rest of his life. If you would like to help us care for Ernie as a Forever Ours pup then we would be so very grateful. To help us help Ernie, please click the PayPal button below and THANK YOU for your amazing support.


To date we've spent $2593.10 on Ernie FO's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $1270.00 in donations.
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FO Paris

Paris is an 11 year old (estimated) Yorkie who weighs 4.8lbs and is being fostered near Ashland City, TN.

THANK YOU TO PARIS' RESCUE ANGELS!

Sandy Pagnotta, Lisa Newberry, Barbara Burgess, Allison Triplett, Sandy Pagnotta, Alex Leblanc, Wendy Fuhrmaneck, Barbara Burgess, Ellen Chokreff, Angie Cagle, Barbara Burgess, Wendy Fuhrmaneck

THANK YOU TO PARIS' FACEBOOK DONORS!

Vincie Woody, Toni Crawford, Anne Paylor, Karry Rogers, Theresa Viviano McDivitt, Anne Hicks, Alexander Gotay Hernandez, Sherry Pemberton, Karen Bachlor, Susan Fidler, Lana Pincus-Cynamon, Karry Rogers, Alexa Socha Rowan, Barbara Burgess, Julie Mason MacNeil, Holly Keller, Alexa Socha Rowan, Colleen Fox, David Johnson, Barbara Burgess, Penny DeRenobe, Alexa Socha Rowanm Barbara Burgess, Theresa Viviano McDivitt, Josh Lytton

Updated Bio 8/15/21

Paris was admitted to the ER the weekend of the 8th. She was severely dehydrated as she was throwing up and weak. Her bloodwork showed elavated liver values, elavated Kidney Values, and an abnormal pancreatitis test. She also has a history of heart disease, pulmonary hypertension, seizures, and bilateral cataracts.

Paris usually adores feeding time and wants Foster Mom to love on her and give her kisses. She wasnt acting the same Two weeks before and She went to the vet for antibiotics as we thought it may be her teeth because we are unsure about putting her under anethisia for a dental unless an emergency occurs because of her health issues.

Paris does have a heart murmur and will have another echo the 20th to see if it has gotten any worse. It was noted at the emergency clinic that she also has Luxating Patellas (common in Yorkies) which are not severe and does not require surgery at this time. She was given fluid therapy and anti nausea medications and she had an abdominal ultrasound. It showed the presence of gastric wall thickening consistent with acute gastritis. She also had a kidney stone and showed signs of degenerative Kidney Disease.

That being said she had a Recheck with her Dogtor and her values are improving as we just did some more bloodwork. The Dogor said it was so high that it will take awhile for them to go down but they are. Which is great news. Paris is on a Presciption food to help her digestive system not work so hard. She still continues her previous medications. Foster Mom is on a strict lookout to make sure she is eating and stays hydrated. Paris, even though she is a senior loves to be kissed and held. She gets super excited like any other dog when Foster Mom walks in the door. She is a fighter and we arent giving up on her. Of course as you know going to an ER is super expensive. If you would like to donate to her continued care please click on the PayPal button underneath this bio. Thank you.


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Hope (Calliope) FO

Hope is a 3-year-old, 10 pound Yorkie girl living in her Forever Ours foster home near Clarksville, TN.

THANK YOU TO HOPE's RESCUE ANGELS!

Trula Montgomery, Sheryl Martin, Wendy Fuhrmaneck, Alexa Socha, Jennifer Bullington, Alexa Socha, Wendy Fuhrmaneck, Alexa Socha, Jennifer Bullington, Alexa Socha, Lauren Radencic, Susan Matteo, Barbara Burgess, Laura Bentley, Wendy Fuhrmaneck, Collections from various donors-Jennifer Bullington, Lynne Turner, Jan Freeman, Wendy Fuhrmaneck, Jan Freeman, Sandra Wendt

THANK YOU TO HOPE'S FACEBOOK DONORS!

Karry Rogers, Alexa Socha Rowan, Carol Arrington Gragson, Gary Arthur, Barbara Burgess, Cindy Duranti, Terri Mita, Felix Fraga Ferradas, Gloria Santos Genuino, Johnell Costa, Diana Rodbourn, John Raburn, Alexa Socha Rowan, Barbara Burgess, Christy Brooks Burnette, Carol Arrington Gragson, Janet Sinclair

Update: 10/14/2021

Forever Ours Hope (Calliope) has been with UYR for about 3 1/2 years. She has been heart worm positive since the beginning. Because of her age and neurological issues we decided to go with the slow kill method. It has been a long process BUT today foster mom got the best news ever. Miss Calliope is finally heart worm negative. The life span of an adult heart worm is 2-3 years and that is just how long the slow method takes. Heart worm prevention is so important. Calliope wanted everyone to know her exciting news and to share just how important it is to give your dogs heart worm prevention even if you do not take your babies outside. We are relieved that she is healthy now. She continue to struggle with anxiety and fear aggression. She stays to herself most of the time but for brief periods she will come out from her hiding spot and let you give her attention but as always must be on her terms. Please continue to keep her in your prayers. If you feel led to donate to her care we would greatly appreciate your assistance.

07/17/21

Forever Ours Calliope-Hope has been with UYR about 3yrs. She will turn 4 in June 2021. Callipe weight 12lbs. This sweet baby is afraid of her own shadow. She is a very loving dog at heart but will bite you with no warning. She seems immediately sorry she has bitten you but does not seem to be able to control herself. Dr's feel this is a nuerological defect. She is on medications to help try to control her reactions. Calliope has made some progress with her trust issues with us but still unsure around unknown visitors. We are careful with her when visitors come over. We allow her to go to her space where she feels comfortable which tends to keep her from acting out. She likes routine. If she has to go to Dogtor this throws her for a loop and she will act out. Foster parents are still proud of how she has grown but they are still are aware her her moods and that they could change at any moment. They continue to let Calliope-Hope be who she is and monitor her always. Any donations toward her care would be greatly appreciated. A BIG Thank You to those who have already donated to her care.

Update

03/10/2021

Calliope-Hope is not adoptable. She has been with UYR 3 years on 03/11/2021. She will turn 4 in June. Calliope weighs 12lbs. We continue to work on her socialization and behavioral issues. She is still on medication which does seem to calm her. Calliope has made some progress with her trust issues with us but still unsure around unknown visitors we are careful with her when visitors come to allow her to go to her space where she feels comfortable which tends to keep her from acting out. Foster parents are proud of how she has grown but they are still very aware her mood could change at any moment so they continue to let Calliope-Hope be who she is and monitor her always. Any donations toward her care would be greatly appreciated. And a BIG Thank you to those who have already donated to her care.

11/24/20

Calliope-Hope Has been with UYR for almost 3yrs. She is 3 1/2 years old and weighs 12lbs. She came to us from a shelter. She did not appear to have been socialized at all. Thru her time with UYR she has been thru many vet visits trying to assist her with her behavioral problems. She is afraid of everything and is very untrusting. The dogters also believe she has nneurological problems. Calliope was adopted out early on and they took very good care of her but were unable to handle her specific issues. She was returned to her adopted family and they have let her be her. She does take medicine daily to assist with her anxiety and anger issues. Foster Mom and Dad have noticed over the past 2 years she is slowly very slowly beginning to trust her foster family. However her anxiety does flair up and we see the Calliope we first met. She does best when her daily routine is not changed. She does not like to leave the house this almost always causes her to have an episode. UYR decided not to put her thru any additional truama by trying to adpot her out... She is staying with her foster family where they are willing to deal with her episodes and give her all the love she deserves. Looking at this sweet girl you would not realize all she has going on in her head. You can see in her face that she just wants to be loved however her episodes keep her from truly letting go and receiving love. If you feel led to donate to Calliope-Hope and help UYR in managing her care it would be truly appreciated.

04/12/2020

Calliope-Hope is doing well in her foster home. She had her annual check-up and all things are good.... We are still treating her for heartworms using the slow kill method instead of putting her thru the harsh injections protocol. We have changed some of her medications to try and help her with her behavioral issues. She does well as long as she is allowed to do her on thing. Any changes in her normal routine will cause her to have an episode. She is very loving anytime she has an episode she is always very upset once it passes and realizing that she has hurt you. She is starting to interact more with her foster brothers and sisters but is still very afraid if they get to rough with her or over excited to play with her. Calliope special needs will always be a part of her life. But her foster parents except her and work with her daily to try and help her live her best life. Calliope takes 3 medications twice daily. Her medications can be costly so any assistance would be appreciated.

UPDATE 11/26/19

Calliope-Hope is still working thru her behavioral issues. We are getting ready to return to Dogtor for her annual check up and to have labwork down to evaluate the effects of the medications she takes daily to help her thru life. We have good days and bad days. She loves to be with her foster mom and dad she feels secure with them... but still many sounds and activities scare and cause her to retreat under the bed which is her safe spot. Her family is very patient with her and interacts with her at her comfort level. We feel this will be the process Calliope requires for her entire life. She is a happy girl most days... so we enjoy these days and accept the bads days along with them. Please help UYR to continue to care for Calliope-Hope so that she will continue to be able to live her best life. All donations toward her care a greatly appreciated.

Update 04/12/19

Calliope-Hope is doing better in her forever ours foster home. Her foster parents are working with her medications to find a dosage that will help her live her best life.

Calliope-Hope's dogtors think that she is having mild seizures which may be causing some of her behavioral issues. They have now put her on seizure medication which seems to be helping with some of the "episodes" she has causing her to be aggressive towards those she loves. Since starting her medication her foster mom has been encouraged and taking note of each small step she makes.... we are seeing fewer episodes however she is still scared of EVERYTHING.... she doesn't like loud noises at all. They continue to work with her daily and are proud of any small step she makes toward living her best life. Please keep us all in your prayers as we continue to work with Calliope-Hope. Any donations are greatly appreciated to assist with her medications and other medical needs. #WeLoveCalliope-Hope

Update 02/01/2019

Hope was adopted to a great family 07/05/2018, but returned on 02/01/2019.

Hope was returned sadly since she was exhibiting lots of behavioral issues in her adoptive home and after many months of trying it was felt Hope should be returned to her foster home. Hope will become a Forever Ours Yorkie

Update 02/01/2019

Hope was adopted to a great family 07/05/2018, but sadly all of Hope's behavioral issues have only gotten worse since her adoption so she has been returned with much sadness by her adoptive family who loved her very much and tried their best to make her adoption work out. Hope can be sweet 80% of the time but will suddenly and unexpectedly act out aggressively towards humans the rest of the time. We have hired behaviorists to work with her, tried different types of medication and this still seems to be an issue for Hope. She does best when left to her own devices and thankfully Hope's foster Mom loves her and is happy to provide Hope a safe home for the rest of her life. We will continue to work with hope to try to help her have a great quality of life as a Forever Ours dog. She is young at age two so anyone willing to sponsor Hope through ongoing monthly donations would be a huge blessing to Hope, her foster Mom and UYR. To donate towards her ongoing care please click the PayPal button below.


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Jasper
Jasper FO

The handsome Jasper is a 9-year-old, 7 pound Yorkie boy residing in Fort Worth, TX.

THANK YOU TO JASPER'S RESCUE ANGELS!

Bonnie Vaupel, Patricia Hicks, Lynnett Price, Olga Stecker, Sonja James, Meighan Hornady, Ronda Lancaster, Tuyet Flink, Angie Cagle, Sandra Wendt, Stephanie Morgan, Lynne Turner, Meagan Celmer, Karry Rogers, Paul Sherman, Leslie Corbell, Deanne Coleman, Wendy Fuhrmaneck, Erin Poole, Jane St. John, Josh Lytton, Amy Chernault, Jan Freeman, Denise Stone, Jan Freeman, Carol Kathrein, Cynthia Williams, Tonya Lillig, Cynthia McNeil, Phyllis Lewis, Barbara Carvalho, Hilda Bacardi, Lynne Turner, Maria Stevens, Wendy Fuhrmaneck, Jane St. John, Judy Smith, Helen Miller, Chardelle Blasberg, Chardelle Blasberg, Domenica Molinari, Angie Little, Theresa Coyer, Tena Payne, Gretchen Stevens, Garrett Hamilton, Julia Collick, Lori Palmer, Susan Tackett, Jodi Pistler, Marianne Alicea, Michelle Lingle, Hilda Bacardi, Nestor Sanchez, Betsy Loureiro, Johnell Costa, Angie Little, Olga Stecker, Teresa Beament, Sandra Wendt, Kathy Pekarsky, Susan Klingbeil, Theresa Beament, John Sauser, Wendy Henry, Teresa Beament, Jane St. John, Wendy Fuhrmaneck, Teresa Beament, Sandy Pagnotta, Eric Kittell, Jane St. John, Louann Larson, Holly Keller, Angie Cagle, Wendy Fuhrmaneck, Sandra Wendt, Teresa Beament, Janet Davidson, Cindy Mitchell-Clark, Paul Clark, Karry Rogers, Donna Williams, Cheryl Scrupski, Debra Weaver, Cynthia Duranti, Cheryl Scrupski, Cynthia McNeil, Irene and Peter Havas, Sandra Wendt, Wendy Klinke, Lauren Zimmerman, Judi Laverty, Teresa Beament, Allison Triplett, Teresa Beament, Anonymous Facebook Donors

Update 11-4-20: Ahhh this little man has stolen so many hearts...United Yorkie Rescue Forever Ours ~~JASPER~~. Jasper came to us a little over 4yrs ago. He was dying in a backyard and his owners told a neighbor to please take him, they didn't want him. I quickly made a 4.5hr drive when we were asked to help and this was the beginning of his fight for life. Sweet Jasper, this precious boy, had no fur and scabs all over his poor malnourished body. He received much needed fluids at the vet and that afternoon and the next day he had seizures. Jasper was HW positive, with the most horrific case of heartworm infestation they had ever seen. It took 3 years to test heartworm negative and Jasper has died twice during this time frame. God thankfully helped me bring him back, while the ER worked their magic to allow us to bring him home!

Today Jasper cannot play or get excited without going into coughing attacks. Heartworm disease has affected his heart and lungs. He walks like he is an old man and tires easily. Jasper was only 3 years old when he was rescued, so it's been very hard to see such a young baby struggle like an elderly senior dog. Jasper gets follow-up vet visits often and soon we will reassess his heart. Remember United Yorkie Rescue's Forever Ours if you're ever looking to sponsor a sweet baby in need. Their care is monthly maintenance of their health conditions, and with your donations, that allows us to continue their mission with these babies. As always, bless you and thank you for loving our babies.

Update 11-18-18: Jasper is in trouble and desperately needs your help. Early this morning I was awakened with the sounds of a dog getting sick and a horrible cry of pain and agony. Jasper, who lays next me, was in a contorted stiff position with eyes glazed and retching or seizing then stopped breathing. I rushed to my husband in the living room placed him on the chair and started rescue breathing and compression's, then took my finger a couple of times to swipe his mouth and throat to see if he had aspirated but nothing. I ran to the back door since the cold front was blowing in and stood in the cold whispering to him as I tried soft compression's and his chest moved. We gathered him up and rushed to the ER as he wretched and defecated while he didn't move his head nor his eyes.

As of now, Jasper is in the oxygen chamber. Jasper's blood work is a mess. He was severely dehydrated and his pancreatic values are OFF THE CHARTS as well. His liver is also suffering. His poor little heart is trying to fight and we are already at the tune of $3000. He will need additional support as well after this specialty care. Please help us save this little love bug. Help us give Jasper his Christmas Miracle with the start of thankful Thanksgiving. I will keep all of you updated and God Bless you ALL!!

UPDATE BIO. 9/21/2018 Oh what an angel he is!! Jasper came to United Yorkie Rescue as a 3yr, 5lb very very sick baby and is now a Forever Ours. For those who don't know his story, Jasper was brought into rescue at death's door after being abandoned in a backyard. Poor baby initially suffered two seizure because his little body was so malnourished.

A few months after stability, he suffered cardiac arrest after an initial modified attempt to cure his horrific heart worms. He was brought back to life in my home, rushed to the ER for immediate care and suffered heart and lung damage due to throwing an embolism and the immense sloughing of heart worms that this little baby had within him. His second ultrasound showed that he could never continue the treatment due to the position on the worms in his pulmonary artery. Jasper continues to receive his monthly Heartguard preventative, and on day 3 or 4 it takes a toll on his body.

We will soon revisit the vet to check to see if Jasper is heart worm free. There have been cases noted where after years of doxy and Heartguard, dogs have become heart worm free! Although damage is already done, I pray one day this this sweet baby will be rid of them. Please continue to support UYR (www.uyr.us) with their Forever Ours babies, they will never be placed for adoption, but all of these babies will need medical care the rest of their lives. Jasper and I thank you and bless you for all for just loving them.

4/13/18 Update: We are slowly approaching 2 years since our sweet 4yr old, 5.8 lb Forever Ours Jasper came into our rescue in August of 2016. For those who have read his story, it is one of the utmost severe neglect and abuse. Jasper has come far from seizures, dehydration, emaciated, hairless and waxy eared, full of sores, the worst heart worm disease ever seen by vets, and even to die and come back from death... just look at how beautiful this sweet angel looks today. Jasper has truly blessed our household in so many ways, He seems to have such a gentle sweet and a unique way to connect to the rescues that come into my home. When Jasper knows that Hank may not be having a good day, he will go up to that sweet baby and lay by him and give him the sweetest kisses. Jasper also realizes his lungs and heart and not the best, so he mouth plays with Abby my Maltese. His favorite type of play is to be "foreman" on the job of play and stand there and bark at whoever is doing the playing LOL. He is also very intelligent and will bark at you to follow him and put him to bed in my room when he's ready for his nap and bedtime. Snuggling with momma or just on a soft blanket is his favorite activity of the day. Some of my cutest pictures are of this love bug as he just snuggles into the covers...so so cute! Jasper also just loves everyone and will ask for you to pick him up. Who could resist this face ❤

With all the sweetness and how Jasper looks to date, we need to always remember his sickness is on the inside, which we will always be monitoring and keeping in check the rest of this young babies life. Jasper also has extremely bad patellas and we started addressing those just recently. He will have a recheck next Monday to evaluate the healing of his first surgery as he still pampers that leg.

Please remember our Forever Ours babies. They are a part of all of our lives and a part of our family, but their care will always continue through the rescue till God has called them home. Donations are why we able to save all of these angels and because of all of you...you make this possible. Jasper sends his love for all you have done for him and I as well. Bless you all!!


To date we've spent $15514.28 on Jasper FO's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $9468.55 in donations.
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Jasper Riley FO

Jasper Riley Is a 16 year old ( estimated ) Yorkie mix boy who weighs 9.8 pounds. He is being fostered near Ashland City, TN.

THANK YOU TO JASPER RILEY'S RESCUE ANGELS!

Wendy Fuhrmaneck, Irene and Peter Havas in memory of darling Happy

THANK YOU TO JASPER RILEY'S FACEBOOK DONORS!

Brenda Bargers, Patty Morrison, Josh Lytton, D.J. Point, Karen Perkins, Janet Bashford, Johnell Costa, Alexa Socha Rowan

Updated bio 3/19/21: For those of you who dont know his story Jasper Riley was a man of the streets for no telling how long till someone found him wandering and took him to a shelter. He was very dirty, matted, and had super long nails. He had horrible teeth and did not want anyone at all to touch his mouth because of the severe pain. He also suffered from bad skin irritations and very bad ear infections that caused him a lot of pain. Jasper Riley is Blind and mostly deaf ( probably due to the ear infections which are chronic) You have to pet him gently from the back so you do not startle him when picking up. He may hear some high pitch sounds. He is very temperamental and will bite if startled and will bite during bath time and grooming time. He is now receiving special

Ear cleanings once a month due to the Chronic Ear infections and a Sedated grooming every 6-8 weeks, because of the stress and biting he does. He is a Forever ours due to being blind , deaf , 16 years old and will bite. For the most part he is a happy fellow who loves his routine. He has to stay in the Kitchen

Area at Foster Moms house which is separated by a baby gate. He does get along with the other dogs if they stay out of his space. He will bite at them if they get near his bed or his food. Foster mom has some cool gloves to use while giving him a bath because he will bite. We figure due to him being blind, deaf, living on the streets for so long having to defend himself, he cannot help the biting behavior. If you would like to donate to his continued care please go to www.uyr.us and go to the Forever Ours Section where Jasper Riley has his own PayPal key. Thank you fir your continued support of Jasper Riley.

Updated Bio 10/22/20

For those of you who dont know his story Jasper Riley was a man of the streets for no telling how long till someone found him wandering and took him to a shelter. He was very dirty, matted, and had super long nails. He had horrible teeth and did not want anyone at all to touch his mouth because of the severe pain. He also suffered from bad skin irritations and very bad ear infections that caused him a lot of pain. Jasper Riley is Blind and mostly deaf ( probably due to the ear infections) You have to pet him gently from the back so you do not startle him when picking up. He may hear some high pitch sounds. The amazing thing is that the shelter he ended up in took care of all his bloodwork, shots, grooming and dental work (he lost 13 teeth) He is heart worm negative and has been treated for parasites already. He was neutered prior to coming to the shelter at some point in his life. Love and care can do wonders for these senior doggies. Jasper Riley has been in rescue since March. Since then, his beautiful hair is growing and his skin is healing due to the medicated baths he is given twice a week. . He enjoys roaming around outside and has found his trail to the water bowl and back to his favorite spot in his own bed right by foster moms He loves to eat and also gets a special vitamin for his skin every other day. Jasper Riley loves to be petted and will lay beside you on the couch. He is very temperamental and will bite if startled and will bite during bath time and grooming time. He is now a Forever ours due to being blind , deaf , 15 years old and can bite. For the most part he is a happy fellow who loves his routine. He eats well and enjoys his 3 doggie beds he lays on in all the different spots in the house. He does get along with the other dogs in the home.


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Jersey
Jersey FO

Meet Jersey, a sweet 9 year old, 8 pound little girl being fostered in Leander, TX. She became a Forever Ours foster in October, 2019.

THANK YOU TO JERSEY'S RESCUE ANGELS!

Jonisha McKiddey, Todd Rountree, Todd Rountree, Behnaz Memarzadeh, Todd Rountree, Ellen Chokreff, Hope J Hope, Angie Cagle, Sandy Pagnotta, Adrienne Cosato, Alexa Socha, Alexa Socha, Jay Hanagan...Happy Mother's Day to my wife Jamie, the best terrier mom ever!, Ingeborg Muller, Allison Feierabend

11/6/20 - Well, it's been a year since I've told everyone about my myself and am excited to share the details of my life. I have really settled into life with my Forever Ours foster family and couldn't be happier. I do still have a long list of medications everyday and still suffer falls from time to time, but life in general is good. With three herniated discs in my neck, a congenital disease that is causing my spine to grow into the area of my brain that controls motor function, gall bladder issues, and dry eye syndrome, it's a wonder why I am such a happy girl. But nothing will bring me down.

Mom and dad got a new ramp for me so I can now go outside and come back in on my own. I showed them how smart I am by taking to the new ramp within minutes of them getting it set up. Now I prefer to walk on my own rather than being picked up to navigate the small step to the back yard. In fact, I like the freedom so much that I frequently go for long walks around the backyard taking in the sights and smells all by myself. At least I think I am by myself, but I know mom and dad are watching close. I am still very food motivated and have no problem letting mom and dad know when it's time to eat, or if I just want a treat. I will let out a little bark/grunt, but if that doesn't work then I will start to dance. That's what dad calls it anyway. I lift my front leg and rock back and forth, kind of like a pony, and then spin in a circle. Dad tries to video it, but I stop right before he gets his camera ready. Lol:-) I don't want to break the internet with my cuteness.

- Jersey

10/27/19: Hello everybody! I wanted to give a quick update on how I am doing with my forever family. What started as a foster has developed into my being able to stay here for the rest of my life. And I couldn't be more excited. Although my health is not great and I do still deal with occasional falls, I absolutely LOVE my mom and dad. They take great care of me getting me in and out of the yard when I need to go. Since there is a few steps to get down to the yard, I need a "lift" going up and down. I get to sleep in bed with mom and dad and my new brother Pepe. He can be a little feisty at times, but we have learned to give each other our space so there are no issues. I have plenty of beds to lay in, as mom and dad keep several around for the other fosters that come and go. I am always willing to help train the new pups in the routine around here. I am housetrained and I expect the same from my foster siblings. I tend to set the schedule, but all others usually follow when I need to go out. I still love my feeding times and am not shy about letting you know when it is time to eat. Mom and dad have been giving me great food, but in moderation as I needed to lose a few. I think I am down a couple pounds and beginning to reach my ideal weight. This can only help my physical condition and maybe not fall as much. I will go see the dogtor tomorrow and maybe get scheduled for a much needed dental. I'm sure they will take some blood to see how my current meds are doing and to be sure I am healthy enough for the dental. I can't wait to give my dad some kisses with fresh breath. Although I do love mom, I have a special bond with dad and he's the only one I give kisses to. Maybe it's because he sometimes takes me to work with him. I have my own bed in his office and all the folks at his work come by to visit and give me a rub. Now if only I could get him to take me on the trips he frequently takes........

Until next time,

Jersey

6/28/19 Today Jersey became a Forever Ours pup who will live out her life with her loving foster parents in Leander, TX.


To date we've spent $7738.36 on Jersey FO's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $1433.19 in donations.
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Lily WV

Lily is a sweet 3 pound, 11 year old Yorkie girl being fostered in Maryland. She suffers from Protein Losing Enteropathy which is an incurable condition. She just became a Forever Ours Pup who will live out her life with her foster mom.

THANK YOU TO LILY'S RESCUE ANGELS!

Mary Whitaker, Sandy Pagnotta, Sylvia Stapleton, Erik Ebert, Sasha Aaronson, Carol Baker, Holly Keller, Sandy Rodabaugh, Wendy Fuhrmaneck, Glenda Irving, Paul Clark, Sandra Wendt, Kathleen Bogosian, Barbara Gere, Irene and Peter Havas in memory of darling Happy, Jeffrey Gere, Sharon LaMasney, Barbara Gere, Alexa Socha

THANK YOU TO LILY'S FACEBOOK DONORS

Karry Rogers, Gail VanDermark-Kimiecik, Barbara Burgess, Theresa Viviano McDivitt, Karen McKeand, Alexa Socha Rowan, Lucy Hall, Sandra Richard Naquin, Kristen LaBrie in memory of Chewy Tardif

THANK YOU TO ANGIE'S HAPPY BIRTHDAY FACEBOOK FUNDRAISER DONORS FOR LILY

Ashley Cagle, Patrick Cagle, Angie Cagle, Anne Broadfoot, Terri Horton Moore, Celeste Bichey

Update 4/29/20: Lily is now a Forever Ours girl and I couldn't be happier! Lily is the most petite girl with the biggest personality. She can have two Pit Bulls bowing to her commands. Actually she's really bossy and a little obnoxious, and just happens to be surrounded by amazing fur family. Lily in all her energy goes down quickly. She still has her lifelong disease of PLE. Some days she's running the pack and some days she barely moves. I can't count the times I almost lost her. But since her vets gave up on her 1 1/2 years ago, we are blessed. Lily's amazing mom wouldn't give up. She networked to get her beloved girl to someone who could save her. I had experience and United Yorkie Rescue was happy to try to save her. Through her new vets, diet, drugs, tears, and prayers, this little girl is still alive. Welcome sweet Lily, my sweet forever ours girl. You are loved by many.

UPDATE Bio: 09/11/19. Lily is the tiniest three pound little girl with a really big health issue. Lily has PLE, Protein Losing Enteropathy. She came cross country to United Yorkie Rescue because her foster mom has experience with the disease. Recommended for euthanasia last January, it's been nine months and she's still with us.

Lily requires periodic vet checks and a rather expensive diet and supplement program. Combined, she's avoiding the worst symptoms of the disease that will eventually lead to the end of her life. With careful attention, Lily may live a few years and that's our goal.

Please consider donating to Lily's vet bills. The blood tests tell us how to proceed and keep her comfortable


To date we've spent $2345.86 on Lily WV's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $1500.00 in donations.
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Miloh FO

Meet Miloh a 14 year old, 10 pound Silky Terrier . He is being fostered in Hiawassee,GA

THANK YOU TO MILOH'S RESCUE ANGELS!

Jennifer Eusner, Holly Keller, Holly Keller, Barbara Burgess, Holly Keller, Holly Keller, Alexa Socha, Holly Keller, Wendy Fuhrmaneck, Barbara Burgess, Wendy Fuhrmaneck, Sandy Pagnotta, Alexa Socha, Barbara Burgess, Karry Rogers, Barbara Gere, Barbara Gere, Barbara Gere

THANK YOU TO MILOH'S FACEBOOK DONORS!

Brenda Bargers, Valerie Vaughan, Jill Landers, Valerie Wheaton, Alexa Socha Rowan, Chris Ahern

Updated Bio 10/22/20 Miloh is advancing in years but seems to be outwardly about the same. Still definitely needs his Belly Band because of excess urine. His levels have not gotten a lot worse but at this point we are dealing with arthritis of the spine and have him on daily doses of Galiprant. This drug has helped his mobility some. He is also not seeing as well as he did previously. We basically eat, sleep, eat, and every now and then go out on the front porch to enjoy the sun. And he is also more than happy to snap up a treat. I think for his age and physical and emotional problems he is doing as well as we could hope. He is an awfully good boy. And tries very hard despite his problems .

Forever ours updates Bio: Recently Milo has had his senior panel repeated along with his kidney values. Unfortunately his kidney values were very high and the vets conclusion is that he has finally entered the beginning of kidney failure. We have him on several medications to help with this and support his levels. Milo is a little slower now than he had been before but still has that loving wonderful little personality and loves to be near you. Occasionally he still does play with his toys but it is obvious that he has slow down some. The good news is that he appears to be in no pain whatsoever and we are just trying to keep his levels from going any higher. He definitely appreciates all the attention he gets and hes so happy to be in his forever home.

Forever Ours Initial Bio

11/01/18

I just celebrated my 12th birthday! My foster family made me feel so special ..... and it was a special time too because I am now. UYR Forever Ours Boy. Given my incontinence, my age and my finally coming to feel safe and loved in my foster home the leaders along with my foster Mom decided that is the best outcome for me. I an older guy but you wouldn't know it because I have energy and love to play! I love toys and especially playing tug of war and fetch with them. I love leash walks and car rides too. I even love bath time! But my favorite thing to do is snuggle with my person and have them rub my belly because that makes me feel very loved and content. But today I found out I will get to spend the rest of my life with my Foster Family.


To date we've spent $4545.71 on Miloh FO's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $1955.07 in donations.
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Paisley FO

Paisley is an adorable, 12 Year Old little girl who is being fostered near Madison, WI.

THANK YOU TO PAISLEY'S RESCUE ANGELS!

Judi Laverty, Sandy Pagnotta, Wendy Fuhrmaneck, Trula Montgomery

THANK YOU TO PAISLEY'S FACEBOOK DONORS!

Kathie Goertz, Jax Sheanan Elliott, Beverly Ann, Pamela Porter O'Brien

1/4/22 Today we made Paisley a Forever Ours pup. She is being fostered in Wales, WI and will live out her life with her loving foster mom and dad and fursiblings. Paisley has serious kidney failure issues and is getting routine fluid treatments and a special kidney diet to help prevent further decline.


To date we've spent $1271.34 on Paisley FO's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $500.00 in donations.
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Rhett Muttler
Rhett Muttler FO

Meet Rhett Muttler an adorable 12-year-old (estimated), 8 pound Yorkie gentleman who will live out his life in his foster home in Boydton, VA.

THANK YOU TO RHETT MUTTLER'S RESCUE ANGELS!

Sandy Pagnotta, Trula Montgomery, Trula Montgomery, Wendy Fuhrmaneck, Lauren Zimmerman, Alexa Socha, Irene and Peter Havas in memory of darling Happy, Mary Hunton, Carolyn Armes, Carolyn Armes, Joel Tobiansky

THANK YOU TO RHETT'S FACEBOOK DONORS!

Chris Ahern, Malinda Mahan, Susan F Tackett, Ric O'Neill, Lilly Rodriguez

Update 11/4/20: Rhett is a sweetheart. The people in the vets office love him. He is on three medications twice daily for his severely enlarged heart. Sometimes he has to have a heart medication a third time in the day. He wakes up coughing very badly. (fluid around his heart) and coughs during the night. Im surprised (but delighted) hes lived two years. He is very loving and loves to sleep with his head on my shoulder. He has his moments with some of the other dogs (all male). Rhett has not been neutered due to his heart. He recently injured the tendon in a back leg but cant be operated on because of his heart but he has not slowed down any.. He runs and plays with the others. Because of the medications hes on, he pees frequently so wraps come in handy. Im truly blessed to have him and cherish every day I have with him. He only has three teeth but he can definitely nip a male of the human race. I think a male must have hurt him at some point in time.

Forever Ours Update 5/17/19

Hi UYR fans, it's me Rhett! I just stopped in to say THANK YOU for supporting me and all of UYR's "Forever Ours" unadoptable and terminally ill Yorkies. Through your support, you give dogs like us great quality of life and loving forever foster homes to live out our days in comfort and happiness.

I have congestive heart failure and pulmonary hypertension. It used to make me feel yucky but with 3 special medications I get every day I am doing really well! Foster Momma says with my meds my conditions don't slow me down at all! I love to play with my furry BFFs Miley and Scooter and I'm a bit of a Romeo too because I'm very affectionate and I just love the girls! When we play fetch, I steal the ball and run away with it! I love the outdoors and playing with toys. I have put on some weight (I needed to) and I feel healthy and happy. I sleep with my foster Mom every night and she calls me her little love bug. Life is good thanks to you and the love and support you send my way! To support me and any "Forever Ours" Yorkies please click the PayPal link below and Thank You!


To date we've spent $2167.79 on Rhett Muttler FO's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $680.02 in donations.
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Sophia will be loved until her time is up.
Sophia

Sophia is a tiny sweet 10 - 11 year old yorkie that desperately needed our help. This adorable Yorkie girl is a little one at 5.80 pounds. She is being fostered in Lady Lake, FL.

THANK YOU TO SOPHIA'S RESCUE ANGELS!

Sandy Pagnotta, Irene and Peter Havas in memory of darling Happy, Karen Keaton, Barbara Burgess

1/5/22 Our sweet Sophia will be ours until her time has come to an end. This beautiful girl has an aggressive cancerous mass in her mouth that is inoperable. The mass has encompassed the whole left side of her mouth and invaded under her tongue. This wonderful, happy, sweet little pup, weighing only 5.5 pounds, was found wandering the streets by animal control and taken to the shelter. Of course, no one came to get her, but United Yorkie Rescue did. At her visit to the vet we were told it was most likely cancer. She also had some mammary tumors because she was never spayed. When the pathology report came back we got the news we dreaded. The miracle we all had hoped for didn't happen.

We would have loved to have been able to save her, but unfortunately we were too late. Perhaps if whoever owned her had brought her to the shelter or surrendered her to a rescue months ago, the outcome may have been different for Sophia. All we can do now is whatever we can do to let her know she is loved and cherished. She is such a great little dog.

We will keep Sophia wrapped in love until she is ready to cross the Rainbow Bridge. The vet estimates that may be in just a few weeks. For however long she has we will be keeping her pain free and comfortable. Until the end, Sophia will only know love and kindness and when she is ready to crosses the Rainbow Bridge we will be there to hold her and carry her over the bridge.

We are so sorry, Sophia, you didn't deserve this.


To date we've spent $379.08 on Sophia's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $645.00 in donations.
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Sugar Pie

Meet precious Sugar Pie. She is a Yorkie who weighs 5.4 pounds and is approximately 14 years old. She is being fostered near Clarksville, TN.

THANK YOU TO SUGAR PIE'S RESCUE ANGELS!

Jennifer Bullington, Karry Rogers, Jennifer Bullington

Update: 03/07/2021 Sugar Pie went to the dogtor this past week. After Evaluation from the dogtor it has been decided that it is her best interest not to have surgery. Sugar Pie doesnt seem to be in any pain she is active and friendly she loves giving kisses and with only 3 teeth remaining she eats very well. Her Pancreas is in bad shape and the doctor feels that any surgery could cause her pancreas to give out. United Yorkie rescue has decided to make her a forever ours. Any assistance towards her care would be greatly appreciated.

Initial Bio: 2/27/2021: Sugar Pie is just as sweet as Pie! She loves to be carried around she will sleep with you cuddle with you and follow you everywhere. She rides wonderfully in the car so would be a good travel companion. She is small so we do not recommend for small children. She has several mammary tumors that will need to be addressed when she goes to the Dogtor next week. The poor think only has 3 teeth but she doesn't let that hold her back she eats very well. Due to missing teeth her lower jaw has become very soft and her little tongue hangs out. Stay tune for updates as we get to know sweet little Sugar Pie.

Update: 03/07/2021

Sugar Pie went to the dogtor this past week. After Evaluation from the dogtor it has been decided that it is her best interest not to have surgery. Sugar Pie doesnt seem to be in any pain she is active and friendly she loves giving kisses and with only 3 teeth remaining she eats very well. Her Pancreas is in bad shape and the doctor feels that any surgery could cause her pancreas to give out. United Yorkie rescue has decided to make her a forever ours. Any assistance towards her care would be greatly appreciated.


To date we've spent $456.53 on Sugar Pie's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $230.00 in donations.
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