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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: email@example.com
"CURRENT FOREVER OURS" DONORS:
Carol Gostomski sponsors Evo
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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 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 $20007.16 on Crystal FO's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $6132.55 in donations.
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On 3235/22 Emmitt, a cute Yorkie mix who is being fostered in Tennessee became a Forever Ours pup who will live out his life with his amazing foster family.
THANK YOU TO EMMITT'S RESCUE ANGELS!
Wendy Henry, Lauren Satterfield, Wendy Fuhrmaneck, Allison Triplett, Karen McKeand, Trula Montgomery, Carrie and Todd Tenpenny in memory of Dennis Weisen, Jerry Werner and Mark Spies in memory of Dennis Weisen, Sandra Wendt in memory of Dennis Weisen, Brandon Burk
THANK YOU TO EMMITT'S FACEBOOK DONORS!
Julie Wiegert, Krystal Kay, Ashley Lean, Alex Fernandes, Sandy Puettman, Shay Serrano, Pixieland Yorkshire Terriers, Laura Ragusa, Cathy Edwards, Paula Gehrke, Roger Naglewski, Teri Kovarik, Melody Earls Sowa, Cindy Foster, Dawn Rozran, Alison Williams, Liza Santos, Ron Klaui, Brian and Christa Cook, Valarie Vaughan, Barbara Burgess, Ed Harm, Lisa Sands, Vanessa Riollano, Leslie Corbell, Wendy Henry, Josh Lytton, Caron Davis, Brenda Stone, Marie Turan, Karry Rogers, Carol Gragson, Linda Wellander, Melissa Duet, Dianne Slaten
3/29/22: Emmitt came to us from a shelter in New York. He was showing aggression which we believed to be stress from the environment and pain from an eye ulcer. However once in his foster home, we realized while he wanted to trust, it was very difficult for him to accept touch and love. His medical condition required eye drops multiple times a day which were difficult to administer given his fear. We transferred Emmitt to a different foster home in Tennessee and he has shown some slight improvement but still has too many behavior issues to be adoptable. For that reason, we made him a Forever Ours pup today.
To date we've spent $2629.56 on Emmitt FO's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $2711.00 in donations.
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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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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.
To date we've spent $3927.50 on Hope (Calliope) FO's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $1966.00 in donations.
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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, David Lavine, Trula Montgomery
Update 6/26/22: Each day we are blessed to have another day with this little man who has conquered death more than once! A little history of this baby: Jasper was thrown away in his own backyard and saved by the neighbors. The neighbors saw this little 4lb baby starving in the heat. They knocked on the door and were greeted by a couple of large pit bulls at the door. They asked about the little dog and was wondering if they could have him...the answer was "Yes, please...no one likes him!" United Yorkie Rescue was contacted and I drove 4 hours to pick this baby up and straight back home to our vets. Jasper had so many issues. He had a seizure, he had a horrible heart murmur, he was HW positive, he couldn't walk without needing assistance because after a few steps he collapsed as he could not breathe. He died twice in my arms and I revived him and ended up in the ER twice with hemoragraphic vagal responses from his death. Jasper is now 9 to 10 yrs old. We still have issues with walking. Recently, we visited the vet to see if we could help his back leg that he holds up all the time (he had patella surgery years ago), however, his little legs are so arthritic from compensating all these years so fixes are not possible. He's still my little "Cute as bug" but he reminds me everyday he's also still the baby! This little baby will always stay with UYR as a forever ours. He's touched so many through the years and he's brought so many people into my life. He has also brought many into UYR as fosters! Please remember our Forever Ours at www.uyr.us. They will always be medically cared for by UYR and receive the love by the fosters they live with. They are Forever Home with us!! Jasper sends his loves to you all~~
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 $17059.44 on Jasper FO's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $9588.55 in donations.
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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.
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,
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 $8989.03 on Jersey FO's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $1605.89 in donations.
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Lily WV FO
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
9/27/22 Update: Lily was seen by her vet today and she is doing well. She does need a dental and with law changes in her state, only vets and not vet technicians are permitted to do the dentals. As a result, vet scheduling for this has become a bit more challenging. Lily is scheduled for her dental in October. Thank you for following this sweet girl's story.
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 $2646.52 on Lily WV FO's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $1500.00 in donations.
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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
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 $5469.80 on Miloh FO's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $1955.07 in donations.
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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 $4824.77 on Paisley FO's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $534.94 in donations.
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Meet Phoebe, a sweet 10 year old, 5 pound Yorkie mix is being fostered in Frederick, MD.
9/27/22: Phoebe is doing very well in her forever home. She has no immediate vetting needs so we will hold off on doing a routine exam. Both she and Lily are exempt from vaccinations due to their age and lack of contact with other animals.
2/15/22 Today Phoebe became a Forever Ours pup who will spend the rest of her days with her loving foster mom.
To date we've spent $270.23 on Phoebe FO's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $265.00 in donations.
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Sweet Rocco is an 8 year old, 9.5 pound Yorkie male who lives with his Forever Ours foster mom in Florida.
THANK YOU TO ROCCO'S RESCUE ANGELS!
Sandra Wendt, Susan Smith Wheeler, Connie Vaughn, Catherine Parker, Jane St. John, Wendy Tillotson, Stephanie Slack, Connie Peters, Sari Mandresh, Wendy Fuhrmaneck, Jane St. John, Lory Foster, Stacy and Henry Powell, Jessica Ranger, Anita Konick, Jane St. John, Wendy Fuhrmaneck, David Rothrock, Sandra Wendt, Brenda Bargers, Karry Rogers, Tim and Dawn Hawkins, Jill Yablon, Amanda McKay, Jo-Ellen Gasior, Sheila Cohen, Olga Stecker, Irene and Peter Havas in memory of Buddy and Forever Ours Vanessa, Erin Horton, Anita Konick, Connie, Amy Chernault, Elizabeth Giannone, Angela Heath, Candace Haupt, Kimber Santorella, Robert Tiedeken, Irene and Peter Havas in Memory of Buddy and Vanessa, Angie Cagle, Mary Mulkey, Angela Heath, Anita Konick, Irene and Peter Havas in memory of Buddy, Vanessa and Pepe, Irene and Peter Havas in memory of darling Happy, Alexa Socha
Bio Update 02/09/2017 - It won't be long until it will be a year since Rocco was surrendered to UYR and what a year that has been for Rocco. He was so sick when he came home with foster mom and the next day we found that he not only had a bladder full of stones, but Rocco had a Liver Shunt. Rocco had surgery at the University of Tennessee in April 2016 and they were able to remove the bladder stones but his Liver Shunt was inoperable and his liver is only about 1/3 the size it should be. Due to this, Rocco will always be on a special prescription diet and medication. Right now we are doing 5 small meals a day and some days Rocco eats good. Other days it is an effort to get him to eat anything and occasionally he will go for a couple of days without wanting to eat. Rocco continues to get his medications with each of his small meals and also gets 2 additional medications to help support his liver to be as good as it can be and also probiotics to assist his digestive system. He has good days where he plays like any healthy puppy and does well keeping up with his foster brothers. Other days, all Rocco wants to do is sleep or be next to foster mom all day. Even with the rollercoaster ups and downs with good and bad days, Rocco is always so loving and sweet and shows foster mom how much he appreciates everything that is done for him.
Update 9/14/16: With Rocco's health issues and sensitivity to change, it was determined he become a Forever Ours Foster Dog and remain with his foster mom who had cared for him since he came into rescue.
Update Bio: 09/09/16. Rocco still is having a roller coaster life. Just when most things level out for him, another bomb drops. He has been doing great on the Hill's L/D diet and medications, so his labs are staying stable. We decided he was stable enough to get his vaccinations up to date. Since he has known vaccination reactions, it was decided to give them in 3 different intervals and to premedicated with Benadryl. He didn't have a reaction but was very sluggish for several days afterwards. Just about the time he started feeling better I also got a new supply of his Hills prescription diet. Well, they have changed the formula and Rocco says "NO WAY"!! He does not like it at all!! Foster mom has spent hours on the phone with Hill's and there is probably nothing we can do except start making home cooked special food for Rocco. In the meantime, foster mom has bought every can of the "old" Hill's L/D within a 20 mile radius of our home and Rocco is once again eating and feeling better. We will start a slow transition to home cooked special food. In the meantime, if you are interested in adopting Rocco, please follow the link below and complete the application. But, please be patient as make this transition to a home cooked diet.
To date we've spent $7456.96 on Rocco FO's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $2141.60 in donations.
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Sophia will be loved until her time is up.
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
Update 9/1/2022: Sweet Sophia! She is such an incredible fighter. She came to her foster home with United Yorkie Rescue in mid-December 2021. We quickly discovered she had an aggressive cancerous tumor in her jaw. She was given about two weeks to live! Here it is, mid-September and she is still with us! Sophia is spunky, loving, so easy to handle, and loves everyone both human or animal!
The tumor has spread to encompass the entire lower jaw and eaten thru the bone so her jaw just hangs open and her cute little tongue to one side. She eats like crazy scooping up soft or baby food with her tongue. The lower teeth have also disappeared In The tumor growth. She has now been started on pain meds again as it is possible that her time is getting closer.
Until the time comes, she will continue to travel with her foster mom everywhere as her constant companion. She has been loved by all of us including her foster siblings. She has been such a blessing to everyone in her life!
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 $526.15 on Sophia's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $674.18 in donations.
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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.
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.