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Newsletter for Yorkie Rescue
                                                                                                                July 2019                           
"Our perfect companions never have fewer than four feet." 
~ Colette

In This Issue
IT TAKES A VILLAGE by Hannelie Vermeulen
Fundraiser for our little Rescues ♥
Coloring to relax by Terre Haberland
Happy Endings
Looking for a Furever Home
Chicago Paws Angels with Tails by Jackie Wolfe
Donor Recognition
We would Love your support!
Collapsing Trachea Awareness by Nicole Scavone
Supermodel Athena Maria
Neeko's Joke
Many Thanks to Lifeline4Paws...
Quick Links
by Hannelie Vermeulen

At YTNR we are often reminded how wonderful it is to be a part of a community.
Over the years we have built lovely relationships with other dog loving humans across the country.

Pawty time
Personally, I have learned and grown so much adopting my own doggies; and a whole lot more fostering and letting go of all the doggies that stole a part of my heart, and that I wished I could've kept as well.
Yorkies are like potato chips,  you cannot just have one!
I have made friendships across the country, with people I would never have met, were it not for a few pounds of vim and vigor. I have had lovely talks on the phone, emails of check-in's and sharing advice and support, and texts to keep me updated. In the process I have attended gatherings in lovely places, from the California coast, to the music scene in Nashville. And all of that while in great YTNR company. I even got to meet a pedal steel guitarist who won several ACM awards, and who played on several Grammy winning albums!
He's pretty good with Yorkies too!
Closer to home, I met the loveliest people who adopted my fosters, and who keep in touch. We share friendship and a love for naughty dogs needing a lot of brushing (and at times shushing). We stretch along the Pacific North West, and up into Canada.
In my own valley, I was also lucky to meet co-workers who work with other rescues, or others who share the same love for four-leggeds, and who have become friends. We check in and exchange stories and pictures, and it brightens our days. We started collecting and recycling empty cans (hooray for the bottle bill!) for extra YTNR $'s.   Now people often drop by to deposit a can or more in the box under my desk - as well as some who bring along bags full after gatherings at their homes.

Recycling pays (to help neuter and spay)
I have also met friends from outside rescues at other rescue related events, who now share my inner circle. There is nothing like having the same interest to bring people together. There is nothing like getting to spend time with other dog-loving friends.
Local doggie event
This past month was a great example of how it takes a village to take a little Yorkie in, foster it, and adopt it out. A friend of mine helped a family she knows to place their mom's two doggies after she passed. This friend was once an adoptive mom who graduated to be a foster mom, who shortly thereafter became a foster failure mom. She remains a YTNR volunteer and continues to be a proud Yorkie-mommy.   She helped drive the two Yorkie-girls down towards Oregon, while another local friend, drove up with me to meet them halfway, and transport them to their new foster home.
  OR/WA transport team
Once home, another Yorkie loving friend couldn't wait to come over and visit, and to leave with one to foster.
Meet and greet and foster

During all of this our veterinarians, and team, worked them both into their busy schedules for dentals, and updated medical care. Our amazing friend and doggie sitter then agreed to care for the extra little soul, who is temporarily part of our pack, while we are out of town for a previously arranged vacation.
Our doggie whisperer
These are the things movies are made of .... almost too good to be true! For this life I thank the supporters, volunteers and adopters of YTNR, and all the doggie loving people out there. And the Yorkies thank you for cherishing their lives.

Fundraiser for our little Rescues ♥


Take a look at this beautiful coloring book dedicated to Smoky who was found on the WWII battlefield and came to be a very famous veteran of the War.
There are drawings done by professional artists and also by children who love to draw. Here are some of the pictures that are in the book:

The price of the coloring book is $10.00 plus $2.50 shipping. Total $12.50. 
Not only do you have a beautiful coloring book that all ages will enjoy, you are helping YTNR save more little souls that need help.

Please send a check to:
1065 Lewis Road
Chapmansboro, Tennessee 37035 

or USE PAYPAL  undefined
Hope you all enjoy the book and Thank you for your support!

Coloring to relax by Terre Haberland

I'm a big dog person but have learned to love these little Yorkies as I got to know them better. I met Caroline and Rowdy, and the rest of the Yorkies living with Hannelie, around 2013, and immediately found these bossy little critters to be unique in in several ways. Their personalities, of course, were so individual! What I found to be consistently beautiful are the colors and textures of their coats. Whether silky or wavy, silver or black, grumpy or happy, outgoing or shy, Yorkies are always interesting to meet and lovely to look at.

The Yorkie coloring book is a favorite way for me to wind down. I use my memory and imagination to recreate the doggies colors and match them to the coat type and doggie expressions that are singular to each of the drawings in the book.   The coloring book accompanies me on plane travel and helps me relax and while the time. With my collection of colored pencils, I engage my mind in coloring and making up stories for each of the dogs in the collection. It is always a wonderful and engaging experience. Thank you YTNR for saving dogs and creating special and relaxing moments for humans.

Patti and Jimmy illustrating the fun of having Yorkies and coloring Yorkies. 

Happy Endings

CONGRATULATIONS to  Bart and Charlie

They have found their forever home and 
we wish them a  lifetime of joy!
Their photo with new mama Stephanie of Sacramento CA.

Looking for a Furever Home
Mini Me fostered in IL
Mini-me is just that! A fun sized Maltipoo, 6 pounds, that loves people and other dogs (experienced with a cat too). She loves to go wherever you go and it is hit with everyone she meets.  You might even call her a Social Butterfly.  If she really likes you, she rolls over and gives you her belly to rub!  She  enjoys car rides as well as a romp in the yard. She's ready to bond with her new mom and dad, she just wants to be loved. On your lap or in her doggie bed is preferred.  Due to her size, kids over 12 please.  She is UTD with all of her shots, spayed and microchipped.  She is a wonderful senior, about 13 year old, who was taken to the shelter when her owner passed away.   Please put her name on your application @
Adoption fee is $225.00. Includes micro chip

Chicago PAWS Angels with Tails event 

Mini Me with our volunteer, Marilyn Leary, and a staff person from our host store, The Book Stall, at the Chicago PAWS Angels with Tails event on June 15th in Winnetka.  We had a great day meeting everyone and Mini Me was excited to be there looking for her new family.  PAWS Chicago graciously invites YTNR to partner with them 3 times a year at these adoption events which are not only fun but a great place to showcase our sweet little fosters.

Jackie Wolfe
IL State Director
Special Thanks to this month's Donors 

Thank You to the Many Wonderful & Generous June

General Fund
Suzanne Scull
Mahoning Shenango Kennel Club thank you for all you do for puppy mill survivors, geriatrics and abandoned Yorkies
Karen Roff in memory of PeeWee
Robert Breneman for GiGi and Eubu
Catherine MacMaster
Antoinette Lowery 
Bobbie Arroyo because of my little Dream Mommy misses you
Marijke Swierstra For GiGi & Eubu and with gratitude to Hannelie and Pieter Vermeulen

Yorkie Angel Donors *  

Bette Gae Dart*
Karin & Alan Nakashima*
Kathryn Schuller*
Pieter Vermeulen*
Hannelie Vermeulen*
MaryElizabeth Dugmore*
Mary Jane Sanders*
Carla Pucket*
Betty Jo Williams*
Ron & Amalia Spaulding*
Lindsay Hardin*
Stephi Jackson*
Ann Sousa*
Joan Willner*
Paula Scott*
Lisa Ellison*
Julie Gedro*
 Patricia Johnson*
Jessica Damisch*
Paula Fonseca*

* monthly donor

Become a monthly donor by visiting our web page @ 
Any donation large or small helps us help those more desperate cases that would otherwise be left in the system.
We can't do the things we do 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 very much appreciate your support.

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

We would Love your support!

Just click on the above image and you will be ready to shop 
♥ Yorkies across U.S. will Thank You, as will YTNR ♥

Collapsing Trachea Awareness 

My Story by Nicole Scavone 

I recently lost my yorkie poodle Misha of 8 years old and my heart is broken. Aside from feeling the hurt of loss I feel guilt which makes it incredibly hard to grieve.

I got Misha to accompany my current yorkie dog chubby. I would spoil them rotten. At points my husband would say "just let them walk" because I would carry them everywhere. I just wanted to be with them at all times and would do anything for them. As time went on I got married and had two beautiful girls. Now my attention was divided in 4 and I wasn't able to give my usual attention.

Misha was a very tough dog and would show little signs of pain. She had a bit of an obsession with playing ball. She would never give up no matter how tired she was. I noticed Misha would start to snort if she played too much or when she was excited. I tried my best to keep her play time limited and stopped taking her for walks as she would have labored breathing. I thought that if I could keep her homelife less stressful she would be fine. 

It was my daughter's baptism and we had company over. Misha loved people and would ask everyone to play ball with her. It was a warmer day with a bit of humidity. I was inside entertaining and didn't notice that Misha had been outside for a while playing ball with multiple people. A big part of me wishes I was paying more attention to what she was doing.

Early in the morning after the baptism Misha started having loud labored breathing that woke me out of my sleep. It did not ease up and was consistent until I could get her an appointment at the vet that day. The vet tried giving her oxygen and sedated her but it did not help. She had a severe case of a collapsed trachea. 

I brought Misha to an emergency vet clinic that night after much struggle throughout the day. She was put down shortly after we arrived. The vet assured me I was not making the wrong decision by doing so. 

I keep going back in my head and wondering what if I had of done things differently would she still be alive. I don't think I will feel settled for some time. I did research on collapsed tracheas and also read forums on similar cases to Misha's. I feel like she could have lived a longer life.

Misha was a great dog with my children right from birth and pretty much anybody she met. She had her quirks that made many people laugh. She loved everybody unconditionally as most dogs do. We will miss Misha (Mishe peeshe) greatly and Chubby will miss her uncontrollable kisses and company. She will never be forgotten and is impossible to replace.

Things to avoid if your dog snorts or has a honking bark from time to time.

* Strong fragrances
* Dust
* Collars (use a harness)
* Too much heat and humidity
* Too much excitement
* Too much activity
* Large dog kibble that can irritate the trachea
* cough suppressants may help as well*

For information on Collapsing Trachea please visit us @

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

Dry Eye, Pink Eye, Cherry Eye,  a Bluish Cornea
 -  Eye Color Warning Signs
Written by  Dr. Karen Shaw Becker

  • Environmental exposures, such as to allergens, cigarette smoke, dirt or other irritants can cause red, irritated eyes in pets
  • Redness combined with thick, yellow discharge from the eye may be due to keratoconjunctivitis sicca (KCS), otherwise known as dry eye
  • Conjunctivitis, or pink eye, can cause red eyes along with discharge and swelling
  • If your dog's eyes appear red accompanied by a cloudy or bluish cornea, glaucoma could be the culprit
  • If your dog's third eyelid pops out or prolapses, it can lead to a bright red bulge known as cherry eye
  • If you notice any changes in your dog's eyes, including redness or other discoloration, or vision, it's important to get it checked out sooner rather than later
If your dog has red eyes, it's important to get them checked out by a veterinarian, as redness can be a sign of inflammation or infection. In some cases, environmental exposures, such as to allergens, cigarette smoke, dirt or other irritants can cause red, irritated eyes in pets.

Neeko's Joke

Reaching the end of a job interview, the Human Resources Officer asks a young engineer fresh out of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, "And what starting salary are you looking for?" The engineer replies, "In the region of $125,000 a year, depending on the benefits package." The interviewer inquires, "Well, what would you say to a package of five weeks vacation, 14 paid holidays, full medical and dental, company matching retirement fund to 50% of salary, and a company car leased every two years, say, a red Corvette?" The engineer sits up straight and says, "Wow! Are you kidding?" The interviewer replies, "Yeah, but you started it." ~

Wishing All a Pawsome Summer   

Love and Smooches,      
                                   Neeko S. Spaulding ♥                                                   

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.