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Newsletter for Yorkie Rescue
                                                                                                                  July 2017                            

"And so with the sunshine and the great bursts of leaves growing
 on the trees, just as things grow in fast movies, I had that familiar conviction that life was beginning over again with the summer."
                                                ~ F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby

In This Issue
YTNR's 20th Anniversary Celebration
Happy Endings
Looking for a Furever Home
Donor Recognition
We would Love your support!
Miss Penny Pockets
Athena Maria
Hot weather tips
Neeko's Joke
Many Thanks to Lifeline4Paws...
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YTNR's 20th Anniversary Celebration 
2017  Family and Friends Weekend ~  September 7 - September  10  Come join us in Nashville! 

Yorkshire Terrier National Rescue is going to have 
its 20th Annual Family and Friends Weekend of Fun 
Date: 09-07-17 to 09-10-17  
Location: Sheraton Music City Hotel, 
Nashville, Tennessee 

This beautiful watercolor was designed and given to YTNR to 
honor and celebrate our 20th Anniversary,  by artist and friend, Walter Colton.  

Come Join us for a delightful weekend of fun. It is our 20th Anniversary!!!


Happy Endings
Do you remember Marvelous Max?  We pulled him from a high-kill shelter in Southern California in February of 2016.  His mouth was so infected that his tongue was rotting.  He underwent three surgeries to remove all his rotten teeth and repair the fistulas in his mouth.  In addition to the dental issues, he was skinny and had matted stinky hair. 

Max was adopted by Alisa in June of '16.  She flew from Lexington KY to San Francisco CA to pick him up.    We just heard from Alisa this week.  She wanted to let us know that Max is one happy dog!  She included this photo of him during one of his naps.   These follow up photos and messages from the adoptive families really make our day!  It's the very reason we do what we do. 


Jerry Lee, one of the Magnificent 13, has been adopted. His new mom lives in California so Jerry Lee won't have to endure cold weather anymore. His new mom couldn't wait to get her hands on him. It warmed the heart of one of his foster mom's to see the instant love.  No doubt, Jerry Lee will be well loved and live a happy life.


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 Indiana)

Hi, my name is COCO!
I am so pretty and I know you can't resist getting to know me better. I am 10 years young and wei gh about 6 pounds. Don't let my age fool you because I act like I am 5 years old. When I first came to my foster home, I was a little shy and would not come to my foster mom right away. Now, I just jump into the chair with her and take a snooze. She tells me that I am very sweet and such a good girl. 

My 1st mom gave me up because I peed in the house. She took me to the Vet and he put me on meds to help with the problem. But I will tell you that since coming to YTNR, I go outside to do my business. I have only had one accident in the house and it was my foster mom's fault. Just take me out several times a day and I will be fine.  
I get along with the other Yorkies in the house really well; we don't play, just get along. When I go outside to potty, I have to run like the wind most of the time before I do my job (love being in the fresh air) so I will need a fenced yard where I can run and enjoy the outdoors. 

I am crate trained (never mess in my crate) and I love to travel. I have my own little bag and will jump into it to go along with you. I really don't like being picked up because I'm afraid you will drop me. My foster mom is working with me to make me less afraid. She tells me that I am a joy to be around. 

I am spayed, UTD on shots, and will have my dental real soon. If you find yourself in love with me, add my name, COCO, to the application when you fill it out. Can't wait to hear from you!

Special Thanks to this month's Donors 

Thank You to the Many Wonderful & Generous June  

General Fund  
Karen Whinnery
Karen Roff
Hannelie Vermeulen
Irene Velarde
Leona Kitchell

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**
* monthly donor

We couldn't do it without you...

The Yorkshire Terrier National Rescue Inc. is run solely on private donations and fundraising efforts made by people like you who love this Breed. We appreciate your support

We are a 501 (c) (3) organization, your donation is 100% tax deductible.

We would Love your support!

Miss Penny Pockets
I started summer camp last week at Camp Bow Wow.  It's so kewl.  We have rangers and counselors and even a tiny pool in our puppy yard. There's a slide and stairs to hang out on or under.  And all the dogs in my troop are around my size except I'm probably the littlest, but that's ok.  I get along with everyone.

There was a guy there that got pretty personal with me and I told him to quit it and I ducked under the slide. So he laid on his tummy just waiting for me to come out.  His tail was wagging like crazy.  When I came out, he got all affectionate again so I ran outside to get away.  One of the counselors put him on a time out so he could go take a cold shower or something. I came back in and played with my other friends.   

Mom says I can go to camp at least once a week for a half-day, probably on Monday.  I love my camp and everybody there.

Fireworks sound scary but really Mom says they're ok as long as they are far away.   You should sit in your parents' laps and just enjoy the prettiness of it all.

Hope you all have a safe and happy Fourth of July. 

Love and schlurps - 

Penny Pockets

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

"Some beach somewhere, there's a big umbrella casting shade  over 
an empty chair. Palm trees are growing, warm breezes blowing. 
I picture myself there, some beach somewhere." 
                                                                                                ~ Unknown.

Wishing you and your loved ones a very Happy & Safe Summer!

Hot weather safety tips

Keep Your Pets Safe in Hot Weather

Never leave your pet alone inside a vehicle
If your pet cannot go inside at every stop with you, they are safer at home on hot days. Car interiors heat very quickly, even with the windows open. If it is 90 degrees out, temperatures can top 160 degrees faster than you can walk around the block. In fact, it's against the law to leave an animal in a vehicle if doing so endangers the health or well-being of the animal.

Give your pet extra water
Always make sure that your dog or cat has plenty of fresh water to drink. A bucket that holds a gallon or more of water will stay cool longer than water in a shallow pan. Some dogs consider ice cubes a treat, and you can add a few to the water bowl.

Care for your pet's coat
Longer coated dogs and cats who are brushed regularly have natural insulation from the heat. However, if the coat has gotten matted, a clip will make your buddy much more comfortable. Newly clipped and lighter coated pets, especially white ones, are at higher risk for skin cancer and they are more susceptible to sunburn.

Don't leave your pet outdoors for a long time
If your dog has to be left outdoors for awhile, make sure they have plenty of access to shade such as trees, a covered patio or cool spot under the porch. Apply a pet specific or hypoallergenic sunscreen on sensitive areas like the nose, tips of ears and belly especially if they have light or thin fur.

Avoid hot ground surfaces
While walking your dog outdoors, play particular attention to the pavement, sidewalks or sand. Check the temperature with your hand, if it's too hot to touch then it's too hot for your dog's paws.

Know the signs of overheating
If your dog or cat begins very rapid, noisy breathing, has trouble swallowing and looks very distressed, they could be having a heatstroke. Get the animal out of the heat. Apply cold, wet towels to the back of the head. Place cold packs wrapped in towels or plain wet towels between the back legs and on the belly. Cool off your pet and take them to the veterinarian immediately.

Remember, companion animals want to be with you. They will be safer and cooler inside with you, where they can spend their time doing what they do best: being your best friend.

Neeko Red
Neeko's Joke

A tourist was on a beach in Florida, but afraid to go into the water.
Spotting an old man standing on the shore, the tourist shouted, "Are there any alligators around here?!"
"Naw," the man hollered back, "they ain't been around for years!"
Feeling safe, the tourist swam out in the water. When he was quite far from shore, he shouted back, "How'd you get rid of the 'gators?"
"We didn't do anything," the beachcomber yelled.
"That's strange," thought the tourist.
Then the beachcomber added, "The sharks got 'em"

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 over 120 of our dogs since 2007.