Help Support United Yorkie Rescue

Posted by Pekin Insurance on Jan 12, 2015

Two years ago, I was looking to rescue a dog. In my research, I came across the United Yorkie Rescue (UYR) website. The United Yorkie Rescue was founded on August 05, 2002.

The United Yorkie Rescue’s mission statement is:

  • To take in as many stray, abandoned, or surrendered Yorkshire terriers or Yorkshire terrier mixes as possible, providing we have available and appropriate foster homes, and provide them with foster care, behavior screening, rehabilitation, and health care, with the ultimate goal of placing them in loving forever homes.
  • To educate the public about the nature and behavior of the Yorkshire terrier and the duties inherent in being a responsible pet owner, which include spaying and neutering all companion animals.
  • To help all who are interested in experiencing the joy of owning Yorkshire terriers as canine companions.

On the website, I found a small, underweight, three-pound Yorkie that had just been rescued from a puppy mill and was being cared for in an amazing foster home. Most of his teeth had to be removed due to rotting, and he had a leg that had been injured, and due to no care at the puppy mill, it healed poorly and was no longer able to bend. His name was Tig. The foster mom cared for him, and nurtured him to health. When I applied to adopt him, she brought him with her when she made a home visit. The second I saw him I adored him! Despite the challenges Tig has faced, he is thriving, doing well, and very much loved by our family.

The rescue is very much in need of foster homes for these rescued dogs. If you would like to help, please visit

Kathleen Wineburner
Customer Service Representative - Life


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