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Wren Yorkie Rescue Dog rescue in Oakland, CA

We are a NO-KILL small family rescue in Oakland, CA and an IRS- approved 501[c]3 non-profit Breed Specific Animal Rescue. EIN# 46-3585086. Ms Dondero has been a vet-tech and dog/cat groomer for many years, involved with animal rescue work for 4 decades, and has specialized in rescuing, rehabilitating, and re-homing Yorkshire Terriers since 1995.

Private Rescues are different from public facilities:
We consist of a network of UNPAID, animal-dedicated individuals and foster families who volunteer their own time and money to care for companion animals in their homes, treating them as cherished members of their own families until just the right permanent new adoptive home can be found among the applications received.

We have no building [and no cages, except as needed for medical recovery or special-diet "dining rooms", no staff, no public viewing hours--appointments only, and no predictable source of reliable or consistent revenue. We pay our dogcare medical and supply costs entirely from Adoption Fees set by our Board and DONATIONS. We greatly appreciate all donations and offers of assistance, particularly temporary foster homes!

If you are unable to foster or adopt, but would still like to help, we invite you to offer support at whatever level is comfortable. Email WrenYorkieRescue@aol.com to inquire how you might assist using your time and talent or make a donation via check, cash or PayPal. We prefer checks, as PayPal takes 2.2% of all donations it processes. 100% of all funds collected go toward dogcare expenses.

Funding is accomplished entirely through IRS-allowed personal finances, PRIVATE DONATIONS, and ADOPTION fees--averaging $400-$650, which frequently do NOT cover costs of getting a dog ready to be settled into a new permanent home.

Our average annual Rescue expenses are about $40,000, most of which is never recovered. Average best-case scenario out-of-pocket costs to get an incoming dog restored to health and placed in the right new home run around $400--lots more if there are special medical needs beyond spay/neuter and dental to be met.

Contact
Address
4400 Keller Avenue
Suite 140-339
Oakland, CA 94605
Donation PayPal Donation button on website: wrenyorkierescue.org or donate directly via PayPal, designating wrenyorkierescue@aol.com as the recipient and the name of a specific dog (if any) that you wish to sponsor.
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Meet their adoptable pets

4400 Keller Avenue

Suite 140-339

Oakland, CA 94605

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Adoptable pets at Wren Yorkie Rescue

We'll also keep you updated on LOLA's adoption status with email updates.
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LOLA

Norfolk Terrier/Yorkie, Yorkshire Terrier

Female, 4 yrs
Oakland, CA
We'll also keep you updated on SANDY's adoption status with email updates.
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SANDY

Yorkie, Yorkshire Terrier/Dandie Dinmont Terrier

Female, 3 yrs
Oakland, CA
We'll also keep you updated on WICKET's adoption status with email updates.
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WICKET

Yorkie, Yorkshire Terrier/Terrier (Unknown Type, Small)

Male, 3 yrs 2 mos
Oakland, CA
We'll also keep you updated on ATHENA's adoption status with email updates.
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ATHENA

Silky Terrier/Terrier (Unknown Type, Small)

Female, 14 yrs 4 mos
Oakland, CA
We'll also keep you updated on OLIVE's adoption status with email updates.
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OLIVE

Yorkie, Yorkshire Terrier

Female, 7 yrs 6 mos
Oakland, CA
We'll also keep you updated on BILLIE's adoption status with email updates.
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BILLIE

Brussels Griffon/Yorkie, Yorkshire Terrier

Female, 11 mos
Oakland, CA
We'll also keep you updated on JESSIE's adoption status with email updates.
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JESSIE

Yorkie, Yorkshire Terrier

Female, 12 yrs 6 mos
Oakland, CA
We'll also keep you updated on BENTLEY's adoption status with email updates.
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BENTLEY

Poodle (Miniature)

Male, 14 yrs 2 mos
Oakland, CA

Rescue FAQs

Primarily Alameda, Contra Costa & SF counties--generally within 2-hours driving time of downtown Oakland, 94619

  • 1. Submit Application
  • 2. Approve Application
  • 3. Meet the Pet
  • 4. Home Check
  • 5. Sign Adoption Contract
  • 6. Pay Fee

Additional adoption info

Our adoption fee is $500/adult dog, $750/puppy (sometimes adjustable on an individual basis); payable in installments if necessary--checks for the full amount must be given before a dog can be placed with you.

Steps: 1. read the dog's "back story" carefully to determine which pet might be a good fit for your situation and expectations. 2. send an EMAIL to WrenYorkieRescue@aol.com & include your COMPLETE CONTACT INFO: Phone, address, City & Zipcode or visit www.wrenyorkierescue.org to print your forms; 3. Read carefully, complete and return all sections of the application; 3. Allow us time to contact the people you have listed as references who know you as a pet guardian. 4. We will call to clarify understanding of responses and give you the opportunity ask additional questions; 5. A visit to your home will be scheduled to meet you and all people who will potentially be involved in the dog's daily life at your location, and to observe the dog's reactions to those people and your space as well as dog/human interaction and "chemistry".

If all seems right, the full adoption fee will be collected and you will be given an Adoption Contract & asked to initial each numbered section to indicate having read & understood. Rescue will take back the dog at any time during the next 30 days if it is discovered not to be the right match, and all but $25 of your adoption fee will be returned. Rescue will also take back a dog after 30 days, but without a refund.

You must be able to meet the dog's medical, physical and emotional needs, and agree to return the dog to a Rescue- NOT a shelter-if at any time your circumstances alter and you are no longer able to care for the dog. This Rescue will come to collect the dog if you are unable to bring it yourself, and we MUST be notified if the dog changes owners or residence. Call or text 510-610-0291 or email wrenyorkierescue@aol.com

Adoption application

https://www.wrenyorkierescue.org/how-it-works.html

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3281 E. Bayshore Rd.,
Palo Alto, CA 94303

We'll also keep you updated on Jesper's adoption status with email updates.
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Jesper

Domestic Shorthair

Male, Young
Sunnyvale, CA
We'll also keep you updated on Hermione w/Kenny's adoption status with email updates.
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Hermione w/Kenny

Pigeon

Female, Adult
San Francisco, CA
We'll also keep you updated on JENNA's adoption status with email updates.
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JENNA

Belgian Malinois

Female, 2 yrs 2 mos
STOCKTON, CA
We'll also keep you updated on Zee's adoption status with email updates.
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Zee

Pigeon

Male, Senior
San Francisco, CA
We'll also keep you updated on GOLDINI's adoption status with email updates.
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GOLDINI

Labrador Retriever

Female, 10 mos
Castro Valley, CA
We'll also keep you updated on Gemma / Sparkle's adoption status with email updates.
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Gemma / Sparkle

Lionhead

Female, 2 yrs 4 mos
Mill Valley, CA

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