Welcome to the “Illinois Yorkshire Terrier Rescue” page here at Local Dog Rescues! Thanks for stopping by! If you are a first time visitor, then congratulations on your decision to adopt a dog! Your are about to improve (and potentially save!) the life of one lucky pup, as well as to immeasurable improve your own happiness! Every state page here on Local Dog Rescues contains a complete list of all the local rescue organizations that we have identified in each state. You will be able to see all their current contact information, as well as a link to their website, so you can check and see what dogs they currently have available for adoption. We provide all this information to help you identify ALL the available dogs for rescue near you, so you can find your perfect pup.
If this is your first time adopting a dog, we HIGHLY recommend checking out our awesome resource: The Complete Guide to Adopting the Perfect Dog. It is jam packed with awesome info that will help you on your adoption journey!
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A small dog with a big personality, the Yorkshire Terrier is known for their elegant looks and loving personality. Affectionately called “Yorkies”, they are true companions and love to be around their families. Thanks to their terrier heritage, they can be weary of strangers and will bark at anything suspicious – making them great watchdogs. Yorkies can also be suspicious of strange dogs, so early socialization is necessary. They require a lot of attention and do not do well being left alone for long periods of time. Due to their small size, Yorkies do best in homes with older children. Their small size does make them perfect for apartment dwellers, though. They will also get along well with other pets if they are socially properly – especially if you are bringing a new pet in the home, Yorkies can be territorial. Yorkshire Terriers are smart, but training can be a bit difficult thanks to that stubborn, terrier nature. Early and consistent training will help, though. The Yorkshire Terrier is the perfect breed for those looking for a pint-sized companion with a spirited and loving personality!
If you can't find the right Yorkshire Terrier Rescue that you’re searching for in your state, check below the listings for links to other Rescues in nearby states who may have exactly what you are looking for.
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Yorkshire Terrier Rescues in Illinois
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- To find additional Yorkshire Terrier dogs available for adoption check: Iowa, Wisconsin, Michigan, Indiana, or Missouri.
- Or check out the complete list of all Yorkshire Terrier Rescues in the USA!
- Find rescues groups dedicated to other dog breeds in Illinois: Big Dog Rescues, Small Dog Rescues, Swedish Vallhund, Boston Terrier, or Greyhound.
- Are you a Rescue Group who isn't listed? Click Here to add your information!
We sincerely hope that this site will help you find the perfect dog to rescue near you. However, please keep in mind that while we have the utmost trust in every organization listed here, we cannot personally vouch for any individual group we have listed, or for the experience you will have with a dog you adopt from them. We strongly encourage you to research each organizations independently before deciding the adopt from them, as well as thoroughly preparing yourself, your family, and your home for the arrival of your new dog.