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paw print Adult Yorkie for Adoption

Adopting a dog is a long term commitment and there are many rewards to adopting an adult Yorkie. Such as: having an instant companion, not needing as much supervision and they have outgrown the chewing phase. Another good reason is unlike puppies, you will already know the size and temperament of your Yorkie. Since most people want to adopt puppies, so choosing an adult Yorkie for adoption will give you more Yorkies to select from.

However, you will not know your new pet’s past; such as has he been housebroken or trained. Both of you will have an adjustment period at the beginning, so It is imperative that you are patient with your new Yorkie. After a week or two, you and your Yorkie should be settled in and have a routine down. Sometimes it takes the dogs a little longer and very few are unable to adjust at all. Within a month the dog will be a happy member of the family.

To get started on your search for an adult Yorkie visit your local animal shelter and rescue organizations or check your local newspaper. Using the internet is another good choice. There are several sites out there that can help you find Yorkies in your area for adoption. Here are a few sites to help you with your search:,,,

paw print Teacup Yorkie Adoptions and Rescues

If you are thinking about adopting a Teacup Yorkie, a great place to start is your local shelter and rescue organizations. Another resource for finding Teacup Yorkie adoptions and rescues is the Internet. There are a number of websites committed to the adoption and rescue of Yorkies. Yorkshire organizations such as united yorkie rescue, yorkshire terrier rescue, yorkiesinc, adopt-a-yorkie have several Teacup Yorkies waiting to be adopted.

The adoption fees for Teacup Yorkies range from $100-$500, compare this to the thousands of dollars it would cost to buy a Yorkshire. When adopting a Yorkie, be ready to fill out an adoption form and interviewed. This is a very common practice for dog adoption centers because they want to match you with the perfect Yorkshire, given that their personalities differ.

paw print Adopting A Yorkie

If you are looking to adopt a small dog that is loyal and will make a good companion, then consider adopting a Yorkie. As with all life changing decisions adopting a dog takes careful consideration and planning. It is important to realize that you are adopting for the life span of the animal, so getting the right dog, the first time, is crucial to both your and the dog’s happiness.

With today’s technology finding almost any breed of dog has never been easier when using a pet finder website. To get started simply enter your zip code, distance you are willing to travel and your preference for sex, color and age. From this information the website will let you know if there are any Yorkie puppies or adult dogs available for adoption in your area. Here are some websites to get you started:,,

If technology isn’t your thing, there are some low tech options as well. Using your local new paper can be a valuable resource. Another good idea, regardless if you are looking online or using your new paper, is to visit your local shelter and rescue groups.

paw print Yorkies for Adoption Not Hard to Find

Adopting a dog doesn’t have to be that tough, even if you are looking for a specific breed. Finding Yorkshires for adoption, for example, might be easier than you think.

Start with the famed Google, and hunt for the object of your interest, say, “Teacup Yorkies for adoption”. See what you find. Make sure you include your city or area of interest if you’re not willing to travel. Or keep the search general so you can find as many Yorkies for adoption as possible.

If you don’t include an area, you might find a site, like Yorkie Rescue and Adoption, where you can find available Yorkies for adoption. You can search for a specific gender or age, and quickly you’ll find which Teacup Yorkies for adoption are available.

There could be many Yorkies for adoption in your area, however, and if you search local shelters and city pounds, you might be surprised what you find. It’s important to remember, however, that the smaller dogs get adopted faster than large dogs, so any available Yorkies for adoption might be gone quickly the day they become available for adoption. Get there early and check the various shelter websites often.

How do you know if your chosen Teacup Yorkies for adoption are good choices? When you visit with your chosen Yorkie, look for a shiny coat and happy demeanor. Most Yorkies up for adoption will likely be more than happy to see your friendly face!

paw print Adopting a Teacup Yorkie

yorkshire adoptionOne of the most popular breeds today is Yorkshire Terriers, also known as Yorkies or Teacup Yorkies. One of the reasons why this breed is so popular is because of the recent media attention Hollywood has given to them. Yorkshires belong to the toy size breeds, and people assume that because they are so little, they never grow old, but that’s not the truth. Yorkies have the same life span and life stages as any other breed.

If you are considering buying or adopting a Yorkie, I recommend you do some window shopping at your local adoption center. Another resource for researching Yorshire Terriers is the Internet. There are several websites dedicated to the adoption and rescue of Yorkies. Yorshire organizations such as Yorkshire Terrier Rescue, United Yorkie Rescue, adopt-a-yorkie, yorkiesinc have many Yorkshire Terriers waiting to be adopted. By adopting a Yorkshire; you are giving them a second chance. The adoption fee for Yorkshire Terriers range from $100-$500, compared to the often thousands of dollars when buying a Yorkshire. When adopting a Yorkie, or any other type of dog breed, be prepared to be interviewed and fill out a adoption form. Many dog adoption centers follow this process because they want to match you with the perfect Yorkshire, since their personalities vary.

One of the major problems with buying a Yorkshire from a breeder is there is never a full guarantee of the kind of dog you’re getting for your money. As recent cases show, many Yorkie puppies which have been bought from breeders come with many health problems, such as vomiting, diarrhea, parasites and other major health issues. One issue which has grown in the recent years is liver shunt which may lead to liver failure. On the other hand, animal shelters, rescue groups and other adoption center, do an outstanding job understanding and resolving dog’s issues, such as social problems, behavior problems, and health issues before they are given out for adoption.

When people buy Teacup Yorkshires, and other breeds, they may be buying for the wrong reasons. To start with, most people want to buy puppies. There is a common mistake people make when buying a Yorkie: they believe that if they are able to raise a dog from a young age, they will be able to train them and/or have them adjust easier. In reality that’s not the case. Puppies are like small children, and they take a lot of time, patience and supervision. And sadly because Yorkshires and other breeds are bought for the wrong reasons, they will end up at shelters and possibly euthanized.