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Newsletter for Yorkie Rescue
                                                                                                                  June 2017                            

"It was June, and the world smelled of roses. 
The sunshine was like powdered gold over the grassy hillside." 
Maud Hart Lovelace

In This Issue
Adoption Fee Broken Down
YTNR's 20th Anniversary Celebration
Looking for a Furever Home
In Loving Memory
Donor Recognition
We would Love your support!
Athena Maria
Hot weather tips
Messages from our Happy Readers
Neeko's Joke
Many Thanks to Lifeline4Paws...
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Adoption Fee Broken Down

People always ask us why our prices are so high...

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

Abby and Betsy the last girls from the Magnificent 13 have gone to their new home
in Alabama. Their new mom was so excited to come and get them. They are going to live like Queens in their new home.  
YTNR is so glad they have been placed together, really a happy ending for the girls. Their foster mom cried, she will miss them very much.


Harley got adopted to a wonderful home 
where he will be loved.


Prince is a happy boy and so is his new dad. His new dad could not wait to get his hands on Prince and take him home, right after his final checkup for luxating patella surgery on both legs. What a lucky little boy! 


Lily has been adopted and will be living in Las Vegas with this wonderful couple. Lily's potential dad wanted to adopt her without even meeting her. Lily's potential mom insisted he fly out and meet her too. It was love at first sight for mom, dad just knew he was going to be a dad to Lily no matter what. Warmed the heart of the foster mom to see this couple so in love with Lily.

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

In Loving Memory

Deb, after Sebastian had left her.  They are never with us long enough. 
She bought him at 8 weeks and he was 11.  He was her baby...

"It is eerily terrifying that there is no sound when a heart breaks. Car accidents end with a bang, falling ends with a thud, even writing makes the scratching sound of pencil against paper. But the sound of a heart breaking is completely silent. Almost as though no one, not even the universe itself could create a sound for such devastation. Almost as though silence is the only way the universe could pay its respect to the sound of a heart falling apart."
                                                                              -  Nikita Gill, The Sound of Heartbreak 

Special Thanks to this month's Donors 

Thank You to the Many Wonderful & Generous May

General Fund  
Eric Dennin
Maryell Mansour
Alliah Hren for Brutus (Bru Bru)
John Waggener
MaryJane Sanders for Aria and the General Fund
Pieter Vermeulen
Kathryn Schuller for Rocky and Chloe
Gretchen Stevens for Chloe
Belinda Boyd for Chloe
Morten Nielsen for Chloe
Tanya Hartner for Chloe
Nichole Lytton for Chloe
Barbara Buechele for Chloe
Michael Catanzaro for Chloe ( in honor of his Chloe)
Sally Ann Frazier for Rocky
Barbara Perrette for Rocky
Lisa Ellison
Wendy Fuhrmaneck
Karen Roff  in memory of PeeWee
Anita Hammond-Hammitt for what is needed
Anthony & Laura Nutile in memory of Oscar Nutile

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 fund raising 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!

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


On March 31, 2017, Veterinary Public Health in Los Angeles County was alerted to a respiratory outbreak involving dogs that tested positive for canine influenza virus (dog flu). There were approximately 35 dogs involved in the outbreak, most of which were ill. All dogs associated with the outbreak were spread over nine locations in LA County and all were placed under quarantine.
With the increase in imported dogs from Asia, the evidence of spread, and the time it will take to trace all the dogs' potential contacts, LA County Veterinary Public Health has recommended that dogs that interact with other dogs should be vaccinated against canine influenza. CIV has been diagnosed in over 40 states and there have been severe outbreaks in the Midwest, south, and east in recent years.
Symptoms of canine influenza often mimic other common upper respiratory infections. The most common symptom is a cough that persists for 10-21 days despite treatment. Dogs may have a soft, moist cough or a dry hacking cough similar to "kennel cough." Discharge from the eyes or nose, sneezing, lethargy, or decrease in appetite may also be seen. Many dogs develop a secondary bacterial infection causing high fever and nasal discharge, or even pneumonia.
We are now recommending that any dog that comes in contact with other dogs be vaccinated against the virus. Dogs that go to boarding and day care facilities, groomers, dog parks, etc. should all be vaccinated. We have undertaken this program due to our experience with CIV outbreaks in other parts of the country and feel strongly the best policy is to always prevent diseases to the best of our ability.
Initial vaccination involves a series of two vaccines given two to four weeks apart, and then annually thereafter. The vaccine provides protection against both strains of CIV currently recognized in the US (H3N8 and H3N2). Just as in human medicine, the vaccine may not completely prevent infection, but it will significantly decrease clinical signs, severity of disease, and spread of CIV infection.

For more information about canine influenza virus, visit American Veterinary Medical Association's CIV FAQ.

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.

Messages from our Happy Readers

 "Thanks to all for the beautiful newsletter. Just had a chance to read and pictures and all are great. Thanks to those who put a lot of work into having this out every month. Enjoyed immensely." ~ Helen 


"GREAT NEWSLETTER!  I really appreciate the breakdown of the medical expenses and the pics of our sweet Betsy and Abby."
~ jackie 

"I love the picture of Athena Maria in this issue.  Besides being beautiful she is posed on a crocheted tablecloth with the same pattern that I have - made by my grandma.
Love, Pat 

"Thanks for the newsletter, loved it as usual.  Keep up the good work!  Angie and Romeo (my 11 yr old rescue yorkie from a puppy mill)  Oh I forgot to tell you he is the sweetest fur baby in the whole world!" ~ Angie

Neeko Red
Neeko's Joke

~ George hated dogs, he hated them with a passion. One morning George was driving his car down a busy street when to his surprise he saw ahead of him a fellow running full force with 2 big dogs after him. " I've just got to save this guy", thought George, and with that he quickly sped up along side of him, rolled down his window, and screamed "hurry, hop in!" "Thanks!" said the fellow opening the door, "it's always hard for me to get a ride when I have my two dogs with me!"

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.