Rescuing, Fostering and Adopting Yorkie Dogs, Yorkies.
Over a hundred Yorkie-mix dogs were rescued from a Poway home. (Credit: San Diego Humane Society)
Personally, we’ve been overwhelmed ourselves – but not in the way you might think. We’ve had an incredible response from volunteers offering their support for these dogs. Seventeen professional groomers from throughout San Diego County donated more than 35 hours over the past week. They brought mobile grooming units and helped staff with nail clipping, haircuts, bathing and blow drying these little guys. Many of the Yorkies actually seem lighter in spirit (definitely in fur) after their first spa experience, which literally disentangled them from several pounds of matted fur. We also have individuals sponsoring campaigns to raise funds for the medical and behavioral care necessary to prepare these dogs for adoption. In short, it’s been a community effort to get these dogs on the road to recovery.
Thanks to you, our volunteers, staff and the generous support of our community, these dogs have been rescued from a tragic situation as quickly and compassionately as possible both for the animals and the people involved. As our last week said best – “we can’t erase their past but we can change their future.” So for now, 123 Yorkies are resting comfortably and we’re all looking forward to getting them into the homes they deserve as soon as possible.
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- Yorkies lose their homes for all kinds of reasons - because life happens. Their owner dies, or goes through a divorce, is deployed in the military or has to move where dogs are not allowed - Yorkies lose their homes and the call comes - a Yorkie needs to come into rescue.Remember, our dogs have lost everything, their home, family, even their name, at least once. We don’t want them to bounce from rescue to a home and back again. We want to be sure you know what you are asking for, before you take one of our Yorkies.Do your homework on Yorkshire Terriers. There are little books available on care and training at stores like Petco. Ask Yorkie owners questions about their dogs; ask good breeders (not the backyard breeders down the street) and veterinarians. Find out all you can about your future companion. Make sure you are informed and ready to adopt. You need a rescue for Yorkies?! The answer is YES! Many of our dogs come out of shelters after sitting on 'death row' because they are 10 years old and considered 'too old' to take up space. The staff at these shelters know that most who are looking to adopt will pass these adult and senior dogs by so they network with rescue groups to get the dogs out of the shelter and into foster homes. Others are found wandering as strays just looking for a warm place to sleep and food to eat. Most times, though, a family has purchased or adopted a Yorkie and being the true terriers that they are, they did not fit well into the home. Many wonderful dogs come into rescue through the surrender of the owner. These owners cared enough to seek out help for their family pet in lieu of dropping him off at the local shelter. So you see, there is a need for Yorkie rescue which is why we are committed to helping these little creatures.