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Animal ID: 15-100Tootsie (female)

Yorkie    Age: Puppy

Health: Spayed, Vaccinations Current 

    Meet Tootsie! She is 9 months old and weighs 10 lb. She is being fostered in Deerfield. Tootsie was surrendered by her elderly owner who is moving and cannot take Tootsie with her. Tootsie is healthy, spayed, and up to date on her vaccinations. She is super sweet and loves to give kisses. She is crate trained and working on house-training. Tootsie is used to getting frequent walks throughout the day. She loves playing fetch and has a lot of puppy energy. If you have the perfect home for Tootsie please complete an adoption application on our website or email foster mom at Adoption fee is $600.

     Animal Location:

Deerfield, IL 60015 MAP IT!

Allison G

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Rescue Me ID: 15-07-25-00073Oliver (male)

Yorkie    Age: Adult

Compatibility: Good w/ Most Dogs, Good w/ Most Cats, Good w/ Kids and Adults 
Personality: Low Energy, Submissive 
Health: Neutered, Vaccinations Current, Cancer,

    [Read About Natural Seizure Care] [Read About Natural Cancer Care] oliver is a fluff Yorkshire terrier. I rescued him about 4 years ago. Unfortunately my health has declined and I need to find him a home ASAP. I will not start my medical treatment until I find him a home. He is a lovable lap dog or will just lay at your feet. He likes to take short leisurely walks on the leash. He is potty trained. I crate him when I leave the home and at bedtime. When I received Oliver I felt lumps under neck. The previous owner said her vet told her the lumps were from bad teeth. I took Oliver to my vet who biopsied the nodules. It came back that he had ... (Read More)lymphoma. They told me without treatment (chemo and radiation) he maybe would live 2-6 months. I opted to forgo any treatment. Oliver is very alive without treatment. He does not act sick. Our vet calls him our miracle dog. She said it is very rare for any animal to survive lymphoma. Within the last 2 months Oliver has started having seizures. He was started on phenobarbital (can get for $11 thru CVS pharmacy). His seizure activity is controlled 100%. If you have any other questions I have not addressed here please ask. I want to find him a nice owner and home. He deserves it. (Less)

 Adoption Fee: $100 Animal Location:

Sangamon County Springfield, IL MAP IT!

Tracy Rueter 217-553-8403

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Animal ID: 15-089Candy (female)

Yorkie    Age: Adult

Health: Spayed, Vaccinations Current 

    Initial Bio 06/30/15: Candy is a beautiful little 6 year old female Yorkie who came to us at United Yorkie Rescue on June 27th. She was a breeder release and was probably used only for breeding and not as a pet so she is very scared and nervous. Any loud noises make her jump with fear. I have no doubt with loving and affection, she will come around. She wants to trust and come up with the other dogs for petting and rubbing but walks about half way up and then backs away and lingers at a distance only watching the other dogs. I can pick her up but she will not come to me. She will lie on my lap and sleep while I gently pet her. I don't think ... (Read More)it will long before I gain her trust. Her weight is around 5 pounds so she is tiny and frail. It would probably be best if she had a home with no small children who could pick her up and accidentally drop her. She gets along well with other dogs but I'm not sure about cats since she has not been around them that I am aware of. Candy loves to be outdoors on warm sunny days so a fenced in yard is a must. She already checked the perimeter of my fence looking for ways to escape but she was unsuccessful. She is microchipped in the event she would get lost, but we hope we never have to go there as many dangers exist outside the home environment for these tiny ones. I put Candy and her foster sister, Mandy in the play pen at night and they both cuddle down into their beds and sleep all night. She has accidents in the house once in a while but I think it is because she might have been caged quite often and not properly housebroken. She will do her business outdoors but she won't let you know when she needs to go out. We are working on that as well. Candy is a delightful little lady, very small and dainty. I know she will be the ultimate little love bug given time with plenty of love and affection. (Less)

     Animal Location:

Lake County Beach Park, IL 60083 MAP IT!

Donna L

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Animal ID: 15-079Maalika (female)

Yorkie    Age: Adult

Health: Spayed, Vaccinations Current 

    Meet Maalika! She is 6 years old and weighs about 8 lbs. She just arrived yesterday (6/13), so we don't know much about her yet. She does love the other dogs, but is not as comfortable with humans yet. Being a breeder release it is doubtful she has had much human contact. She does seem to be a sweet girl and not aggressive at all. I'm sure as soon as she feels more comfortable she will relax.

     Animal Location:

Fulton County Canton, IL 61520 MAP IT!

Diane C

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Animal ID: 15-059Phoebe (female)

Yorkie    Age: Adult

Health: Spayed, Vaccinations Current 

    Initial Bio 04/29/15: Phoebe is a little delightful, spayed and microchipped, 6-year old 6 1/2 pound female Yorkie who came to UYR on April 25th as a breeder release. She lives with her foster parents in Beach Park, IL and three other Yorkies. She gets along well with other dogs but she has not been in an environment with cats so I'm not sure if she would get along with them or not. I would highly recommend that she go to an adult home or a home with older children. Because she likes to be outdoors in the fresh air, a fenced back yard would be preferred with no gaps or holes that she could sneak through to any danger. Phoebe loves ... (Read More)attention but isn't really a lap dog or cuddler probably because of the previous environment she was in. I believe she could be quite the little love bug given time. She and her foster sister, Little Debbie are learning to master the stairs to the upper level as they love to follow me all over the house. They are doing quite well with the stairs in the short time I've had them. Phoebe loves to eat but because her foster sister is a little piglet and eats her food so quickly, she tries to eat Phoebe's food as well and I have to monitor meal times because Phoebe will just move over and let her foster sister have it all. Phoebe is just a delightful little lady and cute as a button. She is looking for her furever home with lots of love and TLC. (Less)

     Animal Location:

Lake County Beach Park, IL 60083 MAP IT!

Donna L

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Animal ID: 15-044Cleo (female)

Yorkie    Age: Senior

Health: Spayed, Vaccinations Current 

    Update 05/26/15: Hi everyone, it's me, Cleo reporting from Shiloh, Illinois. I'm sorry I haven't written in so long. We've had lots going on here. I've had a couple different tests since last time; one to see if I had something besides kidney disease, but that came back negative. I also got more kidney level labs & they were elevated. We will have to get them again soon & keep a close eye on them. I'm still on my prescription food & doing better with eating since I've been getting fluids. You'd never know I was having kidney problems by looking at me, because I'm so happy & sweet. I love to snuggle, lay in laps, sleep in bed, & follow ... (Read More)everyone everywhere. I'm also housetrained, despite my condition. I will need a very special home that will have the ability to care for me as my condition progresses, keep me on a strict diet, & who has a quiet loving home. If that's you, please email my foster mom or fill out an application to adopt me on our website. Update 04/02/15: 4/1/15: Cleo is an 8 pound, 12 year old owner surrender who came to UYR with her sister Honey Bee when her owner had to give them up due to a changing family circumstance. When Cleo went in for her dental, her bloodwork showed elevated kidney levels. Since we do not know how long this condition had been going on, she has been put on a restricted diet and we will repeat her labs in a month to get a better idea of where she stands as far as her kidney failure. If she is to be adopted after her follow up labs, she must have a stay at home parent, remain on her vigilant diet, and she would like a quiet home with no kids and no young dogs to bother her. Cleo loves to lay in your lap, sleep on pillows and in her doggy bed on the bed. She is just looking for a very loving, quiet home where she can sleep most of the day away. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to email Cleo's foster mom (Less)

     Animal Location:

St. Clair County Shiloh, IL 62221 MAP IT!

Cheryl Z

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Rescue Me ID: 14-11-18-00568Mia (female)

Yorkie Mix    Age: Young Adult

Compatibility: Good w/ Most Dogs, Good w/ Most Cats, Good w/ Kids and Adults 
Personality: Average Energy, Very Submissive 
Health: Spayed 

    Mia is an adorable yorkie mix. She is estimated to be about 2 years old, with a sweet grin and charming disposition. Mia tends to be a bit shy and submissive to humans and dog companions. She enjoys playing with gentle dogs her age or will self amuse with a squeaky ball. Mia weighs about 16 lbs, has house manners and is crate trained. However, please never assume perfection, there is always a learning curve and schedule adaptation for every adoption. Mia is good with gentle cats and all people as well. She is a pretty quiet girl but will let you know if she needs to go out. Mia is looking for a loving home that will let her blossom. ... (Read More)She may have had some prior abuse accounting for some of her shyness. Once she feels safe, her confidence will shine. Mia does have a low thyroid which requires daily pills and a blood test annually. Her thyroid meds will cost about $15.00 a month and will be needed for a lifetime. If you are unwilling to be committed to her minor medical needs, please do not apply. Mia is spayed, up to date with her vaccinations, heartworm negative, had a recent dental and microchipped. If you are interested in Mia please contact us with questions and for an adoption application. We work full time and will contact you as soon as we can but please be patient. (Less)

     Animal Location:

Rescue Tails Animal Welfare Illinois
Cook County Lincolnwood, IL 60712 MAP IT!


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PIease Read Before Adopting a Yorkie in Illinois
    Yorkie Dogs can make good pets in Illinois if they match your IifestyIe. The Yorkshire Terrier is a cute, spunky little dog with a true Terrier temperament. Yorkies can be dog aggressive and wary of strangers. Yorkshire Terriers are loving and devoted to their people and do fine with children who respect them. Yorkies respond well to firm, consistent obedience training but may require patience when housebreaking. They do fine in an apartment but need to play and be taken on a daily walk.

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    Yorkies were bred to hunt rats in the mines of north England. Yorkies used to be much larger but have gradually been bred down to become a miniature breed.

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Illinois Animal Rescue
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McHenry County - McHenry, IL 60051
Animal Outreach Society 815-385-0005

Lake County - Vernon Hills, IL 60061
Orphans of the Storm 847-634-0022

Lake County - Waukegan 60085
Lake County Animal Protection 847-740-3977

Kane County - Dundee, IL 60118
Stop the Overpopulation of Pets 847-622-4136

DuPage County - Glen Ellyn 60137
Animal Rescue Foundation 630-469-4121

Kane County - St. Charles 60174
Homes for Endangered and Lost Pets 630-879-8500

Kane County - S Elgin, IL 60177
Anderson Animal Shelter 847-697-2880

Cook County - Evanston, Illinois 60204
CARE for the Evanston Animal Shelter 847-705-2653

Cook County - Chicago Heights 60411
South Suburban Humane Society 708-755-7387

Cook County - Chicago 60415
Animal Welfare League 773-667-0088

Cook County - Tinley Park, IL 60477
People's Animal Welfare Society 815-464-7298

Cook County - Chicago 60610
The Anti-Cruelty Society 312-644-8338

Cook County - Chicago, Illinois 60623
Lurie Family Spay/Neuter Clinic 773-521-7729

Cook County - Chicago Ridge, IL 60623
Animal Welfare League 708-636-8586

Cook County - Chicago 60640
Tree House Animal Foundation 773-784-5488

Cook County - Chicago 60660
Felines, Inc. 773-465-4132

Kankakee County - Kankakee 60901
Kankakee County Humane Society 815-933-5999

Winnebago County - Rockford, Illinois 61101
Humane Society of Winnebago County 815-749-1400

Winnebago County - Rockford 61103
Winnegabo County Animal Services 815-877-3073

Rock Island County - Milan 61264
Quad City Animal Welfare Center 309-787-6830

Rock Island County - Milan 61264
Humane Society of Rock Island County 309-787-6830

Rock Island County - Moline 61265
Better Pets Clinic 309-764-5489

Knox County - Galesburg, Illinois 61401
Knox County Humane Society 309-342-1275

Champaign County - Savoy, IL 61874
CatSNAP 217-353-5243

Madison County - Bethalto, Illinois 62010
Bethalto Spay Clinic 618-377-2420

Adams County - Quincy, IL 62301
Quincy Humane Society 217-228-1422

Jackson County - Murphysboro, Illinois 62966
Humane Society of Southern Illinois 618-457-2362

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