Below we have advice on the rescue or adoption of a teacup Yorkie, mini Yorkie or miniature Yorkshire Terrier.
Can you find a tiny Yorkie in rescue? Yes, you can. In fact, with the recent celebrity craze of handbag dogs settling down, many tiny dogs are being given up. The poor little puppy dogs are leftover from a fashion trend.
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The adoption of rescue dogs is becoming more widespread and easier. With social networking, and the broad base of Internet access, unwanted dogs are reaching new audiences. It is becoming increasingly popular for people to travel miles to meet a needy dog.
Just don’t be silly enough to fall for a Teacup Yorkie scam seller – a puppy for free? I don’t think so!
The teacup Yorkie does occasionally end up in rescue, but not as frequently as a standard sized Yorkie, though. Why buy a Teacup Yorkie from a breeder when you could rescue one first?
If you want to look for a rescue Yorkie, then you can be certain that you will not regret it. There is something special in a rescued dog’s eyes. I only ever bring a dog home from rescue, and it has always been rewarding.
To find a local rescue that specializes in the Yorkie, it is worth first contacting a national rescue or the Kennel Club.
All breed rescues should be able to help, though they do have waiting lists for some breeds and the Miniature Yorkie is a very popular dog.
It is important, though, to keep in mind that if you rescue a teacup Yorkie, he may not be the healthiest of the breed, but then no dog’s health can be 100% guaranteed. It will be as big a risk buying a dog from classifieds.
A great rescue center will only rehome a Yorkie when he has had full vaccinations and parasite treatment, a health check, a behavior assessment and to a vetted home.
Foster home and website-based rescues are common; the Internet also makes this possible. Organized by volunteer foster caregivers, drivers and coordinators, the satellite rehoming center is great for dogs.
Shelters and dog pounds often regularly pass unwanted dogs over to this type of rescue for assessment and rehoming. This is ideal as the dog is seen and tested in a domestic situation and does not have to live in kennels whilst looking for a home.
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US National Rescue Centers
UK National Rescue Centers