A Yorkshire Terrier dog rescue is simply a place where abandoned puppies or older Yorkies might be available. This can be an option that perhaps gets overlooked when on the hunt for the perfect pure bred Yorkshire little adorable puppy. These adorable furry creatures come with a hefty price tag, usually somewhere in the hundreds of dollars. Both puppies and older Yorkies can be rescued and given a loving home.
Older Yorkshire Terrier dogs have already been put through a great deal. Many have been mistreated where they were living thus have issues with trust. They may also have some habits you might find annoying yet they are part of their behavior. However no, not all older Yorkies at a rescue have been neglected. In fact there are many that have been very spoiled throughout their doggie years. Perhaps their owner needed to relocate to a place that did not allow pets, had serious mental or medical situations that were overwhelming or had to give them up for a long list of reasons, not all of which were just because they woke up one day deciding they did not want “CoCo” anymore.
These people have turned to a rescue shelter in hopes that their special furry friend would be adopted and taken in by a very loving family. In some ways there are similarities here to parents making the extremely painful decision to give up their child for adoption. Most pet owners would be the first to say that their pet is yet another member of their family. Some people have found themselves with older adorable Yorkies that have serious medical concerns going on that they are unable to keep up with financially. Be sure and ask for a thorough medical evaluation before you make any final decisions on rescuing an older dog.
It is definitely to your advantage to do your homework on the diet and care of a Yorkshire Terrier before you make that final agreement to take one home from the rescue group. Not every home is a good match for this breed of canines. Be sure your new dog has been spayed or neutered at the Yorkie rescue which helps control the overpopulation of stray dogs. Approximately four million pets are put to sleep every year due to overpopulation. Adopting a Yorkie from a shelter or rescue group saves lives!
Be sure to make time to evaluate the Yorkie rescue before making your final decision. You want to be sure the rescue is offering a wonderful environment for these Yorkies needing rescuing. They need to have an application process that each person is required to fill out to help determine if the animal and family are a good match.
Yorkie rescues can be found both locally and online. Interview the workers at the place you have decided to go with. Do some thorough research at your local library, online or perhaps talk with a few different rescue groups and shelters to get all your questions answered sufficiently.