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Newsletter for Yorkie Rescue
                                                                                                           March 2020                           
" Every charitable act is a stepping stone toward heaven. "
 ~ Henry Ward Beecher

In This Issue
The Happy story of Miss Bella
Fundraiser for our little Rescues ♥
Happy Endings
Donor Recognition
We would Love your support!
Supermodel Athena Maria
Neeko's Joke
Many Thanks to Lifeline4Paws...
Quick Links

The Happy story of Miss Bella ♥

I got Miss Bella when she was about 2 years old ... a short time after we got acclimated to each other. Miss Bella was very docile so the Vet and the Groomer at the time suggested that I have her trained as a therapy dog ... At first, I didn't think it was a good idea but after some thought and talking with a few people I had her trained by a lady in Middleton, Mass.  Sadly, she no longer does it.
But here are some of the places and organizations that Bella and I have worked with over the years and a short comment after:
Boston Children's Hospital and Salem Children's Hospital ... we did that for a while however I had to stop as I was getting sick from the kids.
Several Nursing Homes.  Rosewood in Peabody; Bear Hill in Stoneham; BlueBerry Hill in Beverly ... we had to stop that after a few years as the seniors would not listen and they fed Miss Bella just about everything you could think of.  Consequently Bella gained a lot of weight she went from 10 lbs. to 16 lbs. and Dr. Sweiko reprimanded me because this was not healthy for Miss Bella and she became ill ... this led to a serious weight gain that lead to a lot of the problems we  have been dealing with today.  Turns out she had a boyfriend and he would pick her up and put her on his bed and she would get on one side of the tray on wheels and he on the other and they would both share lunch and/or dinner ... everyone loved Miss Bella.
When we stopped with the nursing homes and hospitals we started working with autistic, blind and deaf children ... we still do that occasionally ... Bella loves to be with kids and oddly enough they were all wonderful with Bella, it was me that had the problem.  There was one little autistic boy who Bella loved and we would sit for hours talking, playing ... he would talk to Bella and I would be her voice talking back to him ... after a while when it was time to leave he wanted to come home with us ... I cried all the way home so the next time we were invited I made an excuse and they mailed us the beautiful little trophy Giving Miss Bella and a couple of other dogs that attended these gatherings Pet Therapy Dog of the Year.  I felt horrible ... There should be more people involved with these children, they are intelligent, kind, loving and neither Bella nor I have one bad thing to say about any of them.  No pictures can be taken of the children and the organizations are unnamed due to the privacy of the families and children.  But we really felt special involved with them.
Therapy dogs are not just purebreds, they are little rescues like Madam Bella ... She saved my life, I can't even tell you how much she means to me she gets me out of bed every day, she kisses me when I am sad, she is very well behaved when I take her out.  I take here everywhere, grocery shopping, to the mall, to visit friends, to Bed Bath and Beyond, TJ Max, you name it I take her.  We have been going to Shaws grocery store for over 10 years, she knows everyone, she has never once caused any problem of any kind, I have a special cover for the carriage so she does not catch anything from people who handle the carts .. I love her more than I can say ...
I will do whatever it takes to keep her healthy and happy ... love her so much ... BTW  ... we have Trupanion Insurance who has been wonderful I got it for her as I was told at the time best to get it as you never know ... it was the best thing I have ever done.  

Thank you MaryElizabeth for putting Miss Bella in the Newsletter she is a very special young lady ... Love her tons and tons ...

Dorina Aldo ... the Mom ...

Fundraiser for our little Rescues ♥

We have just the creative outlet for you! A lovely Yorkie themed coloring book to put the fun back into your day. Grab your crayons, your pencils, your watercolors or markers, and expose yourself to art. Lower your stress and anxiety, and foster mindfulness. Enjoy yourself while you bring an adorable picture to life!

A few sheets from our coloring book

Make sure to get your copies to color, relax and spread some cheer, as the winter keep us more indoors.

The price of the coloring book is $12.50, including shipping.  Please support the care of our foster Yorkies, and allow us to rescue more dogs, by buying one for yourself, and maybe a few as gifts!

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You can also send a check to:
1065 Lewis Road
Chapmansboro, Tennessee 37035 

Hope you will all enjoy relaxing while filling your life with color! Our little dogs thank you for supporting their care! And so, do all of us at YTNR!

Happy Endings

Harley and his new furever family ♥

We arrived home safe and sound. Harley is very busy exploring our condo and smelling everything. Ashes the cat does not seem impressed that we have 2 dogs again but she will ignore him like she does Lexi. We already love Harley.
Thanks to everyone especially Dan for giving Harley so much love.



Hazel with her new family ♥


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

Special Thanks to this month's Donors 

Thank You to the Many Wonderful & Generous February

General Fund
We want to thank everyone that donated this month to support our rescue efforts.  Please forgive us for not listing individual donations this month, our Secretary who normally compiles these donations went on a vacation without her computer and remained in California for medical issues.  We will post all donations next month.  Thank you for understanding. Please hold Patti in your prayers. 

Yorkie Angel Donors *  
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* 
Bette Gae Dart*
Paula Scott*
Lisa Ellison*
Julie Gedro*
 Patricia Johnson*
Jessica Damisch*
Paula Fonseca* 
Sandra Grumbein*
Carrie Unger*
Karen Roff*

* 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 ♥

Supermodel Athena Maria Aphrodite 
The Goddess of Wisdom and Love..... 
"May your blessings outnumber the shamrocks that grow. 
And may trouble avoid you wherever you go."

Neeko's Joke

Four high school boys afflicted with spring fever skipped morning classes. After lunch they reported to the teacher that they had a flat tire. Much to their relief she smiled and said, "Well, you missed a test today so take seats apart from one another and take out a piece of paper." Still smiling, she waited for them to sit down. Then she said: "First Question: Which tire was flat?"  ~

Wishing you All a Pawsome Springtime!

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.