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Yorkie911 Rescue Inc

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Animal Protection & Welfare, Animals

Mission: To rescue, rehabilitate and rehome small breed dogs

Programs: Rehabilitate dogs

fundraising

rescue and rehome dogs

Community Stories

2 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Donor

Rating: 5

I was disheartened after my pug passed away - he was 17 but still very, very sad to lose him. After six months alone, and against the advice of my closest friends, I visited Heidi and a few weeks later adopted Sasha, who is the sweetest girl. Heidi rescued Sasha from negligent owners - they had let her glaucoma get completely out of hand, causing great discomfort and the need for surgery to remove her eyes ... which Heidi paid for. (The owners had abandoned Sasha to the vet, saying "she isn't pretty anymore.") Heidi is a wonderful person who has arranged the adoption of 1500+ dogs, probably many more by now, and I thank her.

Client Served

Rating: 1

DO NOT ADOPT DOGS FROM THEM THEY LIE ABOUT THE DOGS THEY ARE SELLING.
We adopted our little puppy from them a few weeks ago and while going through the adoption process a common question asked is the age of the dog. When we first met him we were told he was three to four years old. However, when we received his official paperwork from the shelter it had listed the age as 8+. So we questioned why his paper work says 8+ years? She responded “the shelter puts all dogs at 8+ years so they don't have to neuter/spay them.” We took her at her word and adopted him. Since then we have taken him to the vet and have found a list of issues. After the initial visit it was recommended he see a couple of specialist and will probably need a few medications for the rest of his life. Just the testing from the initial visit cost over 500 dollars and it will probably be around another thousand after all the follow up appointments needed along with the expense of monthly medications. The reason he has so many issues is because our vet stated that he is at least middle age and is probably around 8-10 years old. Her name is Heidi and she knowing lied to us to in writing about the age of the dog. This was not our first dealing with her either. We had adopted another dog from them who was biting people and when we wanted to give him back for the safety of our family her initial response was they would have to put him down. As you can imagine this put us in a very difficult position choosing between the life of a dog and the safety of your family. Luckily after a few weeks of pestering we got her to take the dog back and find him a new home. Which she did say she found him a new home (unless she lied about that too). Between these two instances she has made it clear she will say whatever she has to in order to get the dog into your home and out of hers. That way you are either stuck into keeping a dog you didn’t sign up for (and possible can’t afford) or you return the dog and they get the keep their 300-400 dollar adoption fee. Now we have decided to keep our little guy with a big part of it being we don’t want him to be peddled from home to home. There are plenty of puppies out there that need a good home this is just not an honest place to get one.