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Mission: The mission of Florida Yorkie Rescue is to rescue Yorkies and Yorkie mixes regardless of age or additional handicaps that may be associated with aging or birth defects. We never discriminate on the basis of health, age or breed. We pledge to promote responsible pet ownership through humane education and to provide shelter and care to our foster dogs until a loving, responsible home can be found. To evaluate each dog and potential home with the goal of matching our dogs to the best possible home. We also provide life-long, quality sanctuary for yorkies that may be too old or ill for adoption. This organization is made up entirely of people who volunteer their time and money to foster and place these little dogs in caring, loving homes. Almost all the dogs that come into Florida Yorkie Rescue need rehabilitation and training and we seek out medical care or alternative methods if traditional treatments do not work. All dogs that come into Florida Yorkie Rescue will be neutered or spayed and vaccinated.

Results: We have rescued, rehabilitated and adopted out over 100 yorkies in the past several years. Your donations help us help them.

Programs: Florida yorkie rescue is dedicated to the rescue rehabilitation and re-homing of yorkies morkies and malteses we are a group of volunteers working with rescued dogs in our

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137 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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Client Served

Rating: 5

THE BEST RESCUE EVER! I have adopted three dogs from Florida Yorkie Rescue. Each dog arrived totally vetted and completely healthy. I even adopted a Senior at the age of 12 who is doing beautifully right now. This is a fabulous and caring Rescue who stands behind their dogs. They are one of the few Rescues I have ever heard of who will take their yorkies back if a family wants to return it for whatever reason, even ten years later. This speaks volumes for the kind of Rescue this group is!

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floridayorkierescue Thank you so much for your kind comments. We appreciate them as always.

Client Served

Rating: 5

This has been an exceptional experience for us. We waited until the time was right to adopt a Yorkie, and when we had the right environment we went straight to FYR. We became aware of FYR over a year ago, and were happy to donate to specific foster pets until it was our turn to take once of these special pups into our home.
Diane was thorough in vetting us, which is what you want when a dog is going to be placed in a home: she made sure we had a safe and secure environment, adequate resources, the ability to address emergencies, an understanding of what it means to adopt a dog, and most of all, a loving family. We are grateful there are people like Diane who make sure animals are placed correctly, and we strived to be the kind of family that meets FYR's expectations. Thank you for setting a high bar, and for caring so much about the doggies with whom you are entrusted.

Kathi G.1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This is truly a rescue group. Kit and her volunteers spare no expense, spend endless hours of love and care towards all their dogs. I have seen dogs taken in that honestly looked like they wouldn't make it through another day because of the condition they are in. I know of one person who sleeps on the floor beside a new dog to make sure he/she feels loved and is their to comfort them during the night. There are hundreds and hundreds of success stories and many happy placements with the perfect family for that dog. It is not easy to get a dog from Florida Yorkie Rescue, because they want to ensure the dog never has to suffer again with the treatment and neglect it had received.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been with FYR for several years. I can't say enough about how much they love these rescue babies. I have traveled to different parts of Florida to pick up rescue Yorkies and Maltese and help get them to the place where they will be cared for, vetted and where a loving home will be found. Love this rescue.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Excellent rescue, fine attention to details, knowledgeable and so sweet!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Florida Yorkie Rescue works nonstop to care for and find loving homes for homeless yorkies

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Kit and Florida Yorkie Rescue do an awesome job along with Dr. Mary. They are totally dedicated to helping these poor fur babies that need homes. They are very careful with placing them for adoption even though they may not be popular with their decisions at time... but they neve take the easy way out! They have spent endless time, money and resources to do the best job they can to help in all situations and have overcome numerous obstacles to rescue these little ones! They are number 1!

Sam W.1

Donor

Rating: 5

I've followed Kit and her many rescues for several years. She really loves all the little babies (Yorkies) she saves. If I had to give up my precious little girl, I'd want Kit and Florida Yorkie Rescue to find her a new home.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Kit, is amazing
My friend passed away and left behind a senior Yorkie. I have 2 dogs and wasn't able to keep her. Without hesitation Kit, was fostering her and then found her a forever home.
Florida Yorkie Rescue is the best !!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Florida Yorkie Rescue is wonderful. Kit, her husband Jerry and all of the volunteers put their hearts and souls into saving the precious little angels that have been abandoned or surrendered by people that want a better life for their babies. No shelter. Every baby is cared for in a volunteer's home. They care for the physical and emotional injuries and provide endless love to every fur baby that comes their way.

1 Martha Martino C.

Client Served

Rating: 5

The Yorkie Animal Rescue is one of the finest rescues I know. The amount of care and dedication they provide for dogs of all ages is remarkable. I own a dog from this agency and she was a healthy happy little 4 year old. Today she is 10 and the love of my life. I also rescue a male 5 month old from another rescue. He was sick from the day I got him and continues to have health problems at 10 years old also. The Yorkie Animal Rescue is by far one of the best around.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

If there is a dog that their rescue can take in, due to size and such, they are all over it. Coordinating a pick-up, transport, health evaluation...this team is all over it with amazing dedication and thoroughness. I have been fortunate to be able to assist pick up recently a young homeless pooch, and travel 2 hours to another volunteer, who traveled another distance. This is just the beginning. This team helps pups that have been injured, health issues, birth defects, neglect problems, and sadly abuse and hoarding situations. Florida Yorkie Rescue is a well organized, fully dedicated, loving rescue.

1 Edwin B.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Crossed path on Facebook and has been great for me. This rescue group is tops in my book. Every thought is put into the care love and adoption,so that they will have a real forever home.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I volunteer with this Rescue. I transport for them. They are the most loving and caring group of Ladies...all with the best interest of the little-rescued babies...they come in deplorable condition and Kit goes to work to rehabilitate them to as normal as they will ever be. I am proud to be associated with such a group of loving people.

Vicki D.1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Always right there for you, so very helpful in so many ways. Very caring and puts the dogs first,the best rescue around!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Three years ago we lost our beloved little pet to collapsed trachea. She was the apple of our eyes, my grief was unbearable, our family suggested applying for a rescue immediately considering it may take months to be selected for a match. Via internet, Florida Yorkie Rescue appeared, we completed application and within 2 weeks , contact to adopt beloved Noelle came to fruition thou many may judge how little time had past between the pain vs joy, the love and guidance we received was a gift and healing began. Our Noelle needed love and lost her humans we grieved together. We thank FYR everyday and Momma Kit made it possible!! FYR is committed to excellence, the love and care all the dogs receive is miraculous.

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floridayorkierescue 09/01/2017

Thank you so much for your kind comments and support of Florida Yorkie Rescue.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Florida Yorkie Rescue works 24/7 to rescue, place and heal Gods precious yorkies. Our Noelle was adopted after losing our 9 year old yorkie. We were so broken in heart. As a long time follower of FYR we applied thinking it might be a while before placement. FYR filled are hearts protecting Noelle till she could be our furever Shorkie. We loved the process, care, attitude and it truly is a family. Thank you FYR.

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floridayorkierescue 07/25/2014

God bless you both for giving Noelle such a beautiful new home where she will be a much loved family member. We could not have been happier for her. God bless you guys for your support and for your love.

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Donor

Rating: 5

Florida Yorkie Rescue works to ensure the dogs they rescue get a "happily furr-ever" ... these dogs come into rescue from a variety of situations - and they all leave to warm, loving & furrever homes ...

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I've worked with Kit and her rescue, they always willing to go the extra mile for a dog!!!

1 Maria K.1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I admire the hard work this Yorkie rescue is doing.

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floridayorkierescue 09/01/2017

Thank you so much for your kind comments and support of Florida Yorkie Rescue.

1 L Sue Proudfoot S.

Donor

Rating: 5

I have been involved with Florida Yorkie Rescue for years now. I am constantly amazed at the lengths they will go to to rescue a dog. The compassion and care they show is unmatched. I am normally very wary of nonprofits. But This group is just amazing and I trust their integrity 100%. I have donated dog clothes to help raise funds for them to use towards their mission.

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floridayorkierescue 09/01/2017

Thank you so much for your kind comments and support of Florida Yorkie Rescue.

2 Jan_76

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I LOVE this group of caring dog lovers!! They work so hard. Most of all, Kit Roche is such a loving caring woman as well as her husband. I am a transport rescuer and have also fostered a little yorkie who is now a member of my family!!!!!! Kenya is soon to be 11 and we LOVE her!!! I have never known a rescue with VOLUNTEERS to work so HARD to save these dogs!!! THUMBS UP!!!

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floridayorkierescue 09/01/2017

Thank you so much for your kind comments and support of Florida Yorkie Rescue.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I love this organization. I adopted a little Yorkie from them and it was flawless. Everyone involved was so nice and understanding. I am so HAPPY to have Kenya in my life! I hope to rescue another little one in the future and this is my go to rescue. can not say enough great things about Kit and all the volunteers. KUDOS.....FABULOUS!

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floridayorkierescue 01/07/2016

Thank you Jan. We love you too. Kisses and hugs to Kenya! Thank you for your support.