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                                                                                                                   April 2018                           

" Some of our greatest historical and artistic treasures we place with curators in museums; Others we take for walks.
~ Roger Caras

In This Issue
The Meaning of Hope
Happy Endings
Looking for a Furever Home
Donor Recognition
We would Love your support!
Supermodel Athena Maria
Neeko's Joke
Many Thanks to Lifeline4Paws...
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The Meaning of Hope

I have seen a trend in dog rescues over the past year or so that is a double edge sword. That is, dog rescue is a "trendy" thing to do.  This is Great for getting dogs out of shelters, but it has resulted in YTNR being left to rescue senior, sick, neglected and disabled dogs.   The most expensive to help!   

YTNR has 21 successful years doing the work of RESCUING.  We are very blessed that we have the wisdom and the experience of our President, MaryElizabeth Dugmore and our Vice President of Rescue Operations, Corrine Ellison.  We also have been blessed with wonderful volunteers who go the extra extra miles in doing this very emotional work.  Our transporters, our foster families our behind the scenes angels.  Without any of these extraordinary people YTNR could not exist.

This is only part of it.  We also need our donors who without them NOTHING could be accomplished.

Right now our greatest challenge is the trend that is happening.  As we mentioned, getting the little dogs out of shelters is the easy part, but over the past year, we receive all the babies that no one wants.  Yes, we will take them, but we need HELP! We can never do this alone...  

Coco Puff was surrendered to YTNR with Femoral Head Narcosis 
also know as Legg-Calves Perthis Disease.  He just had his  surgery.

Zack and Zoe were surrendered to YTNR due to Zack having bladder stones.  
He just had his surgery and is on the mend and  he is hoping to find his furever family soon.

His sister Zoe had a cough and when she had an x-ray it was discovered that she too, has bladder stones and will be having surgery as  soon as her cough is cleared up.

Our little puppy Emma is presently in foster care until we can get her
 to the University of Tennessee for a test to see if she has 
Liver Shunt as she has had a few seizures.

As you can see, we have back to back 2 surgeries, 1 upcoming  bladder stones, 1 pending for liver shunt and one possible Cushing's disease that will need medication for life plus her diabetic meds.  
And yes, we will continue to rescue and give these little rescue HOPE.  

Hope is defined in the dictionary as "A feeling that one desires, will happen".  That is what our rescues hope for and what YTNR hopes for.  
If you can assist us in any way we will be so humbly grateful.  

You can click on the following button  undefined  or send a check to
1065 Lewis Road
Chapmansboro, Tennessee   37035

Thank you All for your continued support.
Patti Kushnir

Happy Endings

These are the two senior girls from the Magnificent 13!  These two were litter mates, very bonded and we would only place them together.  A woman flew up from Alabama to get them.  It took several months but this sweet lady fell in love with them.  They were wonderful girls.  We had them in separate foster homes to begin with and neither did well until they were reunited.  A VERY happy ending.  They were 12 years old when placed a year ago.

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Don't they look great?!


Love your publication.  Thank you. 

Our little Yorkie, Wallie, flew up from Missouri and has been with us for a little over two years.  She knew nothing when she arrived but she has learned so much - - the first being love.   She's about ten now and weighs 5.2  pds. She likes doing laps around the house :  Daddy's lap, Mommie's lap...   We go to the nursing home each month and cheer the staff and the residents.  She is a favorite at the Vet's and at the Doctor's. 

This is a song I wrote for Wallie when we first adopted her :

Deep and pleading eyes,
Eyes that make you cry,
Soul of Wolf inside,
Oh the pain they hide.
When I rescued you,
You then rescued me.
I can hold you in my hand;
You hold my world in yours.       [to the tune of Dark Eyes]

Best always,  Grace F Campbell, Sheffield, MA


Opie found his Furever home ♥
Opie with his new family member, Geoffrey


Thank you for opening your hearts and homes for these 
precious rescues and for making their dreams come true! 

Looking for a Furever Home

(fostered in Visalia California)

Lady is such a sweet girl. She loves to be in your lap and loves giving kisses. Lady lost her right eye in an accident last year. She also had undiagnosed diabetes, which left her almost completely blind in the other eye. She does get around the house well, as most dogs adapt really easily to losing their sight. She was not previously potty trained, but she is getting the hang of it. You have to take her outside and watch her

Lady weighs 6.7 lbs and should weigh a little more. She is 9 years old. She will need a new home that has experience with giving insulin or someone that wants to learn about it. It's not difficult at all. She does need some care but it is so worth it. She does well in a puppy pen if needed, but Please, no crates! She lived most of her time in a crate at her prior home. Lady loves other dogs. No small kids please, as she can't see to move out of the way of quick movements. Lady is microchipped, fully vaccinated and spayed.

UPDATE:   Lady's sugar levels are not coming down.  The Doctor wants to do a Cushing's test to see if this could be the reason.  If so, then she will  be on medication for Cushing's disease.

Paula, our State Director in California, states that we have been receiving more senior little furbabies and most of them have age related illness and need  a lot of medical care.   How can we not help these little guys???  So we are asking again, if you can help in any way possible. It would be a tremendous help in getting  them the care they need and the opportunity to help those who need it.  Just when you think, wow! we did it, there is always one more to help.

Thank you All for your continued support and love of Yorkies and all rescues.  undefined

Patti Kushnir


In Loving Memory


Special Thanks to this month's Donors 

Thank You to the Many Wonderful & Generous March 

General Fund
Karen Roff in memory of PeeWee
Jennifer No
Diana Adamski
Kathryn Schuller
Paula Fonseca
Corrine Ellison
Marilyn Arentz for Caroline's Recycling Fund
Mike and Kay Phillips Recycling Fund
Lynn Garcia for Neeko and Aida
Summer Ashley for Caroline's Recycling Fund

Yorkie Angel Donors * 

Karin & Alan Nakashima*
Kathryn Schuller*
Pieter Vermeulen*
Hannelie Vermeulen*
MaryElizabeth Dugmore*
Bette Gae Dart*
Carla Pucket*
Betty Jo Williams*
Ron & Amalia Spaulding*
Lindsay Hardin*
Stephi Jackson*
Ann Sousa*
Joan Willner**
Roz Carella*
Shannon Gelbart*
Paula Scott*
Lisa Ellison*
Julie Gedro*
 Patricia Johnson*

* monthly donor

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Supermodel Athena Maria Aphrodite 
The Goddess of Wisdom and Love..... 

Did you know that April is Pet First Aid Awareness Month?

Pet owners can follow these important steps to help keep their pet healthy:
  • Give pets plenty of exercise.
  • Make sure they have plenty of fresh, cool water.
  • Make sure they get regular yearly checkups with their veterinarian, and are up to date on vaccines, especially rabies.
  • Get pets spayed or neutered.
  • Keep dogs on leashes outside - another animal may be too much temptation
  • Know how to perform CPR and provide basic first aid until veterinary care is available

    Don't forget to include pets in planning for emergencies in your home or neighborhood:
  • Make plans to take your pets with you if you have to evacuate.
  • Most Red Cross shelters cannot accept pets because of health and safety concerns and other considerations. Know which friends, relatives, hotels, boarding facilities will accept pets in an emergency.
  • Assemble an easy-to-carry kit with emergency supplies for pets: Leashes, harnesses and/or carriers
  • Food, drinking water, bowls, manual can opener
  • Medications and copies of medical records
  • Current photos of the pets

  • Pet First Aid Awareness Month is a great time for people to learn how to protect their pet and keep them healthy. More information on how to keep pets in good health are located on the  Red Cross Pets and Disaster Safety Checklist.

    Neeko's Joke

    John, who is noted for his gracious manners, was awakened one morning at 4:00 A.M. by his ringing telephone.
    "Your dog's barking, and it's keeping me awake," said an angry voice.
    John thanked the caller and politely asked his name and number before hanging up.
    The next morning at precisely 4:00 A.M., John called his neighbor back.
    "Good morning, Mr. Williams. I just called to say that I don't have a
    dog."  ~

    Love and Smooches,  
    Neeko :o)                                                      

    Many Thanks to Lifeline4Paws   


    Every time we remember to say "thank you", 
    we experience nothing less than heaven on earth.  
    ~ Sarah Ban Breathnach



    Chris Hogan, 
    Executive Vice President 
    of the Hogan Family Foundation Inc, 
    is the Program Director of Lifeline-4-Paws.
     She is a YTNR member  and has generously supported 
    our rescue efforts, contributing  tens of thousands of dollars 
    to hundreds of our dogs since 2007.