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Yorkshire Terrier Yorkie  : :  Male (neutered)  : :  Adult  : :  Small

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Contact Rex's Caretaker/Foster Directly: Sharon (, 8047214703, 8047214703

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About Rex

  • Status: Adopted! | View Rex's Success Story!
  • Adoption Fee: $350.00
  • Species: Dog
  • Rescue ID: D200041
  • General Color: Silver & Tan (Yorkie colors)
  • Current Size: 10 Pounds
  • Current Age: 9 Years 7 Months (best estimate)
  • Location: Hopewell VA 23860 (804) 721-4703
  • Microchipped: Yes

Rex is available for adoption.

He is 8 years old and weighs 10 lbs.

His adoption fee is $350.00.

Rex has had another quiet week. We are just awaiting his dental procedure mid August. He continues to enjoy short walks in the morning when it’s cool. He loves trying out the many doggy beds around my home. He continues to love pets, cuddles and sunning on the porch.  Rex is not fond of cats or larger dogs but another small dog and a fenced in yard will be pluses for all potential adopters but are not a necessity.  No small, young children please, Rex becomes vocal sounding like a bear with his growls. Most small dogs are very fearful of young children that have high energy levels and quick moves!  He is a very sweet little guy! 

Rex has had another quiet week. He is just hanging out with his foster family and pack until he is ready for adoption mid August. Rex came to us in pretty bad shape. He was under weight and very withdrawn. After being with his foster family for just over a month, he is gaining weight and socializing with the family and other dogs. He has made wonderful progress. He greets us at the door with tail wags and hello barks, enjoys a snuggle while watching our favorite shows, and he loves going for walks with the pack. He is up to 1.5 miles if you can believe it!! He remains a gentleman with his potty manners. He hasn’t had a single accident since his first few days (which is to be expected when you are getting used to a new environment).  Rex is just an awesome dog. 

Since his surgical consult at the beginning of July, I have been observing him to decide which of the three options presented would be best for Rex. The surgeon and I discussed in great detail the risks of the corrective surgery (pan tarsal arthrodesis), amputation and leaving him as he is now. Observation has shown me the safest and BEST option for Rex is to leave his limb attached. He isn’t in pain. Plus, he uses it multiple times a day for balance when eliminating, using the stairs and when he does his full shake upon rising! You must see this body shake; it’s epic! The risks associated with the corrective surgery coupled with the long term possibility of arthritis and hardware issues requiring more surgery in his future played a large role in the decision as well. You also have to remember he is almost nine years old. Just the anesthesia risks alone associated with a senior dog are scary enough without the added risk of post surgical infection. Rex has spoken. He wants to keep his limb. We are honoring his request. 

Rex is a perfect little house guest and I am going to miss him terribly when he is adopted. But he deserves a home where he is the king! I believe he would benefit from another small dog in the home but it isn’t necessary.   

Included is a photo of how Rex likes to eat. He sits or stands in his little bed and eats a whole bowl of kibble! It’s just the cutest thing. I think it started because he was having trouble standing for long periods to eat his entire bowl of food when he first arrived. Now it’s how he rolls! 

Mr Rex was the leader of the pack one afternoon on his 1/2 mile walk and is now walking a mile every morning when it’s nice and cool! We couldn’t believe how well he walked on leash. He is a gentleman. No pulling. No lunging at birds and squirrels like my crazy dogs! He came home after day two and slept a little harder but overall he loves when I pick up the leash. We haven’t tried multiple walks in a day yet because he is older and his gait is certainly affected with his leg issue but we feel these walks have lifted his spirits so much.   He is running to the door to get ready for a walk. Oh! And he runs to the treat drawer when he hears the bag rattle!! 

Rex connues to sleep through the night and have very good potty manners. He did have an accident this week but that’s okay. We know he didn’t mean it. It’s just one of those things. Foster mom just cleaned it up and kept on going.   Rex is scheduled for surgical consultation on July 2 and hopefully surgery the same day. Dental couldn’t be scheduled until August 3rd because the veterinary office is so backed up due to COVID 19. But that’s okay. He will be almost fully recovered from leg surgery then have a dental and be ready for adoption.   

Rex is staying with Sharon in Hopewell, VA.


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Not Good with Cats, Is Not Good with Kids

Save A Yorkie Rescue, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) qualified non-profit organization operating on donations from Yorkie lovers who care. Please help by donating your tax deductible donations. 


mail your check or money order to Save A Yorkie Rescue  575 Upper Market St, Milton, PA 17847

YOUR generosity is appreciated!

1. Yorkies do not usually get along well with small children and can be injured by small children, even ones who love them. Be aware of this and keep them apart. 2. Yorkies can be very difficult (nearly impossible) to housebreak. If you are gone for more than 3 hours at a time, the dog will have to have access to wee wee pads, or need someone to stop in to let him out to potty.
3. We almost NEVER get a puppy (less than one year old) in Yorkie Rescue. If only a puppy will do, check the Yorkshire Terrier Club of America website for a recommended breeder - never buy over the Internet, or from a newspaper ad or a petstore. The heartache you save will be immeasureable.
4. There is no such thing as a "teacup" Yorkie, so don't be misled by such a description. LEARN about the breed BEFORE you decide to adopt.
5. You will need to make arrangements to drive and meet the dog at the foster home which can be in New Jersey, western PA, Maryland,  etc. The dog's biography lists where the dog is fostering. We want you to meet the dog with your family and your dog, if you have one. This is a requirement for adoption.

Adoption donations generally vary from dog to dog, it depends on the health, the age and the size of the dog.

Young Yorkies will have a higher adoption donation since they are the most highly sought after and they help to cover the costs of the older dogs who have a harder time finding a loving home. It is sad but true that people overwhelming demand very young dogs when they would be infinitely happier with a mellow adult. 


Save A Yorkie Rescue prefers to adopt only in the PA, NJ, western NY, DE, MD, VA, some CT area's. If you are in the NYC area or near Long Island, there is a Yorkie Rescue closer to you. 

Be aware that you will be asked to drive to meet and pick up your dog.


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