Working together to save lives... One Yorkie at a time.
Your help is desperately needed! Won't you please give us a hand with our latest rescued Yorkies?
UYR's Latest Rescues


On October 27, Animal Rescue Corps rescued more than 60 dogs from severely neglectful conditions at a puppy mill in Ecru, MS. They were kept in rabbit hutches without any roofing and received no care or attention other than breeding them when they were ready. This is a heartbreaking situation. UYR has committed to taking 5 Yorkies from this rescue operation into foster care. All these dogs are Heartworm Positive, two have demodex mange and one is far along in her pregnancy. Please watch our site for more information as we get these pups into our foster homes. These pups will have significant medical bills and we truly need your support.

On Friday October 30 we rescued a little one year old male from a Texas shelter by the name of Romeo. This sweet boy was taken to the shelter in a box because he was hit by a car and couldn’t stand. He suffered 3 serious breaks to his two hind legs. We did emergency surgery on him that Saturday to repair the breaks and get him neutered. He is now in his foster home and surprisingly is able to walk although he needs to not overdo things while he is recovering to make sure his bones can mend properly. Check out our Looking for Love page for this little guy who also has a new name: Robo!

We have been able to rescue 152 dogs so far this year and had 144 adoptions. We have 13 dogs in our Forever Ours program with Bubba being the most recent addition. We are featuring a Forever Ours pup each month on our Facebook page, so please check out these sweet pups there or on our Forever Ours page on this website.

With so many dogs with critical needs, we want to say THANK YOU to our wonderful donors whose support enables us to continue the work we do. Without you and our fabulous foster parents, we would not be able to continue to help these precious pups.

Check out our adoptable pups on Looking for Love to find your perfect companion. If you are interested in adopting a dog not located in your state, please note that we do not ship dogs via air cargo. Out of state transport guidelines are explained on our online adoption request form.


Can you imagine forcing your pet dog to live his or her entire life in a small wire cage with no human companionship, toys, or comfort, and little hope of ever becoming part of a family? That is what life is like for a puppy mill breeding dog. Help us stop this cycle of cruelty that contributes to pet overpopulation and the suffering of countless dogs by adopting your next pet. There are many places you can adopt your next pet, such as an animal shelter, humane society, or a rescue organization. Click on our Looking for Love link and check out all the beautiful Yorkies in our foster program. If you don't see what you are looking for, we recommend visiting You might be surprised to see all the pets available in your area. Remember: Adopt, Don't Shop!

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UYR is in need of foster homes. We have many more requests for surrender than we can handle. If you would like to become a UYR foster person, please, fill out a "Volunteer Application."


Video of little Henry's recovery! This is just one of the miracles our foster moms perform everyday.


UYR could not continue to rescue Yorkies in need without the help of our donors. To date we have rescued: 2,512 Yorkies and Yorkie mixes. Our vetting costs to date are: $1,300,000!!

Any amount is truly needed and appreciated. A $5.00 donation allows us to purchase Heartworm prevention for a month for a rescue. For $30.00 we can rescue a Yorkie from a shelter that would otherwise be put to sleep. Won't you please consider joining the list of donors on our page to help us continue to save our beloved breed?

If you would like to make a donation to our organization, please use the following PayPal button! Or, send a check to our treasurer at the address below the Paypal button. We are an approved 501(c)(3) organization. All donations are tax-deductible. IRS rules for Donors

United Yorkie Rescue
C/O Carl Sullenberger, Treasurer UYR
3924 Miami Avenue
Lorain, OH 44053
United Yorkie Rescue Inc. A Florida Corp

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Photo submissions are being accepted April 1st through June 1st for the 2016 Calendar. Email as many photos as you'd like of dogs that were adopted from rescue groups or shelters to Those selected get a calendar at cost ($5) plus shipping.

Interested in Yorkie inspired artwork? Here's your link. Please, note on any order you saw the link on United Yorkie Rescue and a portion of your purchase will go to UYR.

Looking for a pet friendly apartment? Here's a helpful site.

Fall is here and Christmas soon follows. Treat your pups and yourself to some of our holiday gear and toys. Warm snugglies and beds as well as sweaters and hoodies keep the cold out in the winter days ahead. All proceeds support our fosters' vetting needs.

Donate a Thundershirt!

Request to Surrender Form

If you need to surrender your Yorkie or mix, please, use this link "Request To Surrender Form" to contact to contact a UYR representative. Please complete this form in its entirety, including a photo if possible. A representative will be in contact with you as soon as possible to make arrangements or refer you to another rescue if we do not have members in your area.

Read about Ozzie, our first liver shunt pup, on the Yorkie Tales page. See a happy ending to a serious medical condition. Your donation can make a BIG difference.

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News Updates
FOREVER OURS - 09/01/2011
UYR currently has 6 Yorkies in the Forever Ours Program. These 6 Yorkies will remain with UYR for the rest of their lives. They receive vetting care as needed and this care is provided by UYR and your donations.

Total cost of vetting to date for our 6 Forever Ours Yorkies is: $31,322.49!!

We are happy to say that most of these costs have been covered by donations for the special little ones. Donations for each one are still needed to have money available for their continuing care needs.

We are always looking for people who would be interested in being a 'Sponsor' to one or more of our Forever Ours Yorkies! As a sponsor you will 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 Carl Sullenberger at

Please, visit our Forever Ours page!!!
In Lieu Donation - 08/11/2007
We have had many requests for a way to make a donation to UYR in lieu of gifts for family and friends on birthdays and other special occasions. We listened and have designed a special card that we'll send to your loved one. Please, be sure to include to whom and what you're designating the donation.
To make this thoughtful gift, contact:
To make any donation, use the Paypal button below, or mail a check to:
United Yorkie Rescue: In Lieu
C/O Carl Sullenberger, Treasurer UYR
3924 Miami Avenue
Lorain, OH 44001
We appreciate the overwhelming generosity of our donors! The members and Yorkies of UYR say THANK YOU!!!