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My name is Rocky!

Yorkie, Yorkshire Terrier Dog for adoption in Leesburg, Florida - Rocky
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Rocky's Info...

I am already neutered, housetrained, purebred, up to date with shots, and good with dogs.

Rocky's Story...
Updated bio 12-14-13. Rocky is a sweet little 2 1/2 years old yorkie, weighting 6.14 pounds, being fostered in Leesburg, FL.

Rocky had his first injection of Immiticide for the treatment of his heartworm disease on Tuesday, two more treatments to go. He was pretty sore for a day, but has recovered nicely and is handling this like a trooper. He has to be kept as calm and quiet as possible. For such an active little fellow it's hard. He still loves his food and without being allowed to exercise and run around he has gained a little too much weight. Sadly we had to cut back on his food, and he doesn't like that one bit. Once his treatments are over in February, he will be allowed to be his bouncy little self again and lose those few extra ounces.

Rocky's perfect home would be one with another dog around his size and age to play with, and maybe someone home a lot because he loves being with his people. He walks great on a leash, but would really love a fenced yard or an enclosed area where he can run off his energy. Rocky is not yet fully house trained, but his accidents are much more infrequent. He's figuring it out slowly, but he's getting it.

Rocky won't be available to go to his forever home until February after his heartworm treatments. Please remember him in your charitable givings this holiday season as this loving and sweet little guy undergoes his expensive and risky heartworm treatments.

Updated Bio--11/11/13. Hi, this is little Rocky's updates. He has gained a few ounces and weighs a better weight for him at 5.5 pounds. He is now being fostered in Leesburg, FL. He is 2.5 years old.

Rocky is about the happiest dog going. He loves everyone and every dog and can't give enough kisses. He loves to cuddle up next to his FM and FD and hang out with them. He is doing so much better with his potty training and has had much fewer accidents in the house. Good thing he loves his treats which he gets for pottying outside. In fact, he loves food, his and his foster sisters and will try to steal from their bowls whenever he can, even though he knows FM and FD are watching.

He is through the first month of his heartworm treatment, but has more to go until February. Keeping such a happy, active dog calm has been quite a challenge, but he does fine when he is in his crate. He sleeps in his crate all night, and has never had an accident in it. He waits until the morning to go out to do his business. He loves the fenced back yard, but does well walking on a leash.

For a dog with such a sad start he is so loving and trusting and happy.

Please consider contributing a few dollars as we go through his heartworm treatment. Any amount will help UYR continue to give Rocky and other yorkies like him the medical care they need. We will keep you updated on his progress.

Facts about Rocky

  • Breed: Yorkie, Yorkshire Terrier
  • Color: Silver & Tan (Yorkie Colors)
  • Age: Young
  • Size: Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
  • Sex: Male

Other Pets at United Yorkie Rescue - FL - Leesburg - Ilene Rand

Why Adoption is a Great Option

Rocky, a Leesburg Yorkie, Yorkshire Terrier dog was adopted! Here's how you can benefit by looking at adoption as an option to buying a Yorkie, Yorkshire Terrier for sale in Leesburg, or seeking a Yorkie, Yorkshire Terrier dog from a breeder in Leesburg.

  1. Rescues and shelter volunteers in Leesburg already know the personality and tendencies of their pets. This means they can match you with the right pet. That will makes it much easier transition to owning a pet for yourself and your new pet.
  2. On average adoption fees are much less than you'd pay a Leesburg breeder, or pet store. Plus most often rescue pets have already been to the veterinarian for a check-up, had a round of vaccinations, and are spayed or neutered. That is a lot of savings!
  3. You will become a hero, and give a needy dog or cat a loving home. In fact, there are even Yorkie, Yorkshire Terrier breeders who help with Yorkie, Yorkshire Terrier rescue. One puppy or kitten adopted in Leesburg paves the way for another one to be saved.