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


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About Parsnip

  • Status: Available for Sponsorship
  • Species: Dog
  • Rescue ID: D220044
  • General Color: Silver & Tan (Yorkie colors)
  • Current Size: 4 Pounds
  • Current Age: 17 Years 6 Months (best estimate)
  • Microchipped: Yes
Parsnip is one of our Forever Fosters.  Can you help this little boy and Sponsor Parsnip?

A Forever Foster is a dog that is either older, has a medical condition or a socialization issue and seem to be unadoptable only because we receive no applications for these dogs thus we assume no one wants to adopt them.   Save A Yorkie Rescue will not euthanize a dog for these reasons and the dogs remain in rescue to live out their lives with their forever foster family.  Their remaining years (no matter what age they are) are spent being well taken care of and loved in their forever foster homes.   Save A Yorkie Rescue pays for all of their vet bills, including all medications they may be on, grooming, food/treats if on a special diet and any supplies one of these dogs may need. 

Save A Yorkie Rescue is able to provide for our Forever Foster's, only through the generous donations we receive from all of the Yorkie lovers out there!

If you would like to Sponsor one or more of our Forever Foster's, please send a donation through the Sponsor Button on the dog's web page or send a check to:

Save A Yorkie Rescue, Inc., 526 N. St. Cloud St., #602  Allentown, PA 18104

Whatever way you make a donation to Sponsor one of our Forever Foster's, please include the dogs name with the donation you make and that you are Sponsoring that particular dog, so we can list your name on the dog's web page as his/her Sponsor.

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.  

This is Parsnip, a name way too big for such a little guy!

He is about 17 years old and weighs just about 4 pounds. He is a senior pup that has several medical issues which he adjusts to with determination. He is working hard to gain weight and bulk up.

Parsnip who I renamed Pita came into Rescue as a stray I was told.  Hard to believe someone would just put this little sick guy out on the street, but it happens.

Pita was very underweight and I was instructed by my vet to try putting weight on him.  He eats high protein FreshPet and has put on a pound or two.  He has a number of health issues but they don’t seem to slow him down one bit.  His estimated age at the time I got him was 16 but who knows?  He has a heart murmur, no lower jaw and no teeth.  He tends to dribble urine everywhere, therefore the mop is never put away.  
 
At first he suffered terrible separation anxiety and screamed a lot, he has a very shrill bark.   He has settled in well and is a joy to have in my home.  

 Many thanks to all of our wonderful Sponsors.

Bob Gosnay - In Loving Memory of Parker

Louise, Bill and Gracie Dillon

 

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. 

OR

mail your check or money order to
Save A Yorkie Rescue, Inc., 526 N. St. Cloud St., #602,  Allentown, PA 18104

YOUR generosity is appreciated!

KEEP THESE FACTS IN MIND:
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.

WHAT IS THE ADOPTION FEE?
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. 

 

 ADOPTION AREA

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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