Ruff Ruff! My name is Reese
|Breed:||Yorkie, Yorkshire Terrier Mix||Color:||Silver & Tan (Yorkie Colors)||Age:||Young|
|Size:||Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less||Sex:||Male||ID#:||012-018|
I am already neutered, housetrained, up to date with shots, good with kids, and good with dogs.
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Help! This adorable Yorkie mix male is Reese & he needs your help. You see, he's been living with a broken front leg for about a year!!! His original owner didn't get him any vet care & he recently re-injured the leg. We took him to our veterinary orthopedic surgeon - hoping his leg could be saved with surgery. Unfortunately, because of several factors, it's impossible & his leg must now be amputated. Surgery is scheduled for Tuesday morning. His vet expenses are $1144 & we need to raise the money to pay for it. If you can help at all, please click on the PayPal donate button below. Please keep Reese in your prayers. Thank you so much!!!
UPDATE: Reese had his surgery & is doing great! His 2nd photo was taken in his foster home this morning (9-7-12). He's adjusting to the hardwood floors. Because he didn't have use of the leg for the last year, he's already used to getting around with 3 legs. His surgeon said he'll be learning how to balance now that the useless leg has been removed. Everyone who meets Reese falls in love with him. He's sooo incredibly sweet & has an outstanding temperament. He'll see the ortho surgeon for a recheck in 1 week & another week after that. Updates will be posted here & on our Facebook page. Thank you for helping Reese!
Reese is a 2.5 to 3 year old Yorkie mix male; he weighs 14 lbs. In addition to his leg surgery, he will be neutered & receive a dental by the vet. We've already done the following for him: bath, microchip, treated for fleas/ticks, & made current on vaccines. He's had an exam by 2 different vets. He'll be professionally groomed before he goes to his adoptive home. In spite of what he's been through, Reese is 1 of the sweetest dogs ever! He's a typical Yorkie...smart, good-natured, easy going, friendly & happy! He loves everyone - 2 & 4 leggers. His temperament is excellent & he's been terrific about everything. He's a handsome dog - making him as good on the outside as he is on the inside. He's socialized & very friendly, with a charming personality that has everyone fall in love with him quickly. This photo was taken at the vet hospital. We'll post new ones as we have them. We'll know more about him once he's in his foster home so be sure to check back here for more info & updates.
Reese's adoption donation is $150 & includes his lifetime microchip registration. If you're interested in this amazing little guy, please complete the Adoption Application you'll find here: Adoption Guidelines. Thank you for choosing to adopt & save the life of a homeless dog!
More information about Yorkies & Friends Rescue
Rescue Group Info...
Yorkies & Friends Rescue is a licensed, private, small, all volunteer, non-profit rescue in Orange County, CA. We've been rescuing dogs for over 10 years, and have owned Yorkies since 1976. We assist Yorkies, Yorkie mixes and small dogs in So. CA. Our group is passionately dedicated to rescuing these terrific terriers and their friends. We rescue dogs from shelters, and take in other dogs in need. Some are strays whose owners cannot be located, some are abandoned, some are puppy mill dogs, and some are surrendered to us by their owners.
Our goal is to make the best match possible for each dog and to provide them with an outstanding, highest quality, forever home. We believe strongly in natural care, optimal nutrition, and health for all animals. It's made a tremendous difference for our dogs and saved us a ton of money on vet expenses. We're happy to share information on this. You'll find some of it on our website - yorkiesandfriendsrescue.com. We use & recommend holistic & naturopathic vets.
We're a quality rescue, with a personal touch and an emphasis first and foremost on the health and welfare of the dogs. Our dogs receive the best possible care and are provided with all that's necessary to make them healthy and happy. Most of our dogs are fed an organic, raw diet; plain yogurt, and either wild Alaskan salmon oil or coconut oil. We also use natural/homeopathic remedies & natural flea/tick treatments. We adhere to Dr. Jean Dodds' minimal vaccine recommendations and are opposed to over-vaccination. We agree with holistic vets, immunologists, and other animal experts that poor nutrition and improper vaccination have resulted in the poor health, shortened lifespan, and damaged immune systems so prevalent in animals today. Prior to commercially-made pet foods & the frequent re-vaccination protocol, small dogs lived to be 20-29 years old; they also didn't have all the health problems common today.
Our rescued dogs are fostered in our homes with our own animals, and are provided with a safe, clean environment, beds and blankets, the best food, top notch veterinary care, toys, treats and most of all, plenty of TLC. We take in as many dogs as we feel we can provide with individual attention, on a daily basis. We feel it's important to know the personalities and habits of our foster dogs, so that we can find them the best possible homes. For this reason, we don't immediately post our available dogs online.
Would you like to help these wonderful little dogs? We'd love to have you join us in getting these little ones the quality forever homes they deserve. Being a small Rescue, we're happy to welcome volunteers who might be able to help out with quickly pulling a dog from a shelter or surrendering home, helping with a site visit, transporting, fostering a rescue dog, or dog-sitting a rescue or two whenever we might need to be out of town. We need people who can sew belly bands for the boys and panties for the girls, along with covers for the dog beds. Our group is small but growing--and there is always room for more good people. The more volunteers we have, the more dogs we can help. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you'd like to volunteer in any capacity. We'll email you a Volunteer Application.
DONATIONS are always needed and we are VERY grateful for them. The money is used to help offset the many costs involved in restoring dogs to optimal health, and all that's necessary to rescue them (piddle pads, leashes, harnesses, collars, food, homeopathic remedies, natural flea treatment, veterinary care, medications, crates, etc.). Funds are used only for the benefit of the dogs; no one involved with our rescue receives any pay. We are strictly all volunteers. Please use the PayPal "donate" button below to send a donation for the dogs. They thank you with a big "4 paws up!"
PayPal donation button is directly below.
After a person has completed our application process and is approved to adopt from us, they are allowed to meet the dog(s). Our rescued dogs are fostered in our homes & we're located throughout So. Calif.
Application, telephone interview, all references checked, in-person interview/meet the dog, home checks done, adoption contract required.
Our adoption process begins when we receive a completed adoption application. We review the completed application and contact the applicant. Those who are believed to be a good match and a high quality home for the dog will have a phone interview with a member of our Rescue. We are very particular about the homes we select for our dogs. A veterinary reference and 3 personal references are required. All references are checked, then an in-person interview/meeting takes place. A home visit is then conducted, and the approved applicant meets the dog. We do not adopt to the first applicant but select the home we believe is right for each dog. Any good home is not what we're about; we want the correct permanent placement for our dogs where they will have optimal health and the longest life possible.
Our adoption donations range from $200 to $850 depending on the individual dog. Once a dog is adopted, the new owners have a 4-week trial period to determine if the dog is indeed a match for their family. If the dog is not a match, the dog must be returned to us and we return all but $50 of the adoption donation. We have written, legally binding contracts with all who adopt from us.
Prior to adoption, Yorkies & Friends dogs are spayed or neutered, updated on vaccinations when needed, microchipped, dewormed, treated for fleas and ticks, fully groomed, and receive dentals (unless a young puppy or it's very recently been done).
We do have adoption guidelines, however our adoption committee will consider an applicant who does not typically fall within the guidelines. We understand that each applicant and each dog is an individual, and our goal is to find the best possible home and match. Submitting an adoption application does not guarantee you will be approved to adopt from us.
Our adoption guidelines are as follows: we do not typically adopt dogs to individuals under 25 yrs of age, or to families with children under 12 yrs of age (this includes young couples or single people who plan to have children during the lifetime of the dog). We do not typically place dogs with anyone who is renting their residence.
Our adoption restrictions have developed over time, and are the result of many years of working with rescue dogs. We also researched the national dog bite statistics involving children and dogs. We simply do not know the history of most of our dogs, and we feel it is irresponsible to put our rescue dogs and young children at risk of becoming the victims of an unfortunate incident.
Individuals under the age of 25 are often unable to provide a stable home for a rescue dog considering all of the life changes they will typically experience, such as - residence changes, career changes, and relationships, all of which are situations where a pet can easily become an issue.
We're contacted regularly by people who desperately want to surrender their dogs to us because they rent, are moving and cannot take their dog with them to their new residence; or by people in relationships where the dog has become an issue; or by people who have a dog who is not getting along with their new baby. Thousands of dogs are euthanized in California shelters monthly due to circumstances like these. Most of our rescue dogs have been through so much already. Our goal is to find them permanent homes where they can live out the rest of their lives being properly cared for, loved, and spoiled.