"It’s not a second chance, it’s the chance they never had."
Deciding to surrender your pet can be a very emotional experience for both you and your pet. We at the Florida Yorkie Rescue would like to make that decision and the surrender process as easy as possible for you. Yes, surrendering your dog may be difficult but it may also be in the best interest of your dog.

We often see companion animals surrendered for several reasons:

1) Behavior problems (soiling, barking, separation anxiety, aggression).

2) Lack of time.

3) Entering Military.

4) New baby in the house.

5) The owner is moving to a place that doesn't allow pets.

6) The owner is ill or has died and family members cannot keep the dog.


If you as the owner or a family member is surrendering a Yorkie, we ask that he/she be surrendered with any Vet records as well as crates, toys, blankets, leashes and collars that they have used. Being surrounded by the dog's things can make them feel more comfortable during the adjustment period.

Also, we appreciate, if possible, to obtain as much information about the yorkie, such as his habits, personality traits, and any "issues" we should know about. PLEASE be honest as it helps to PROPERLY place your Yorkie in a new home.

Negative behaviors DO NOT mean we will not take a dog into rescue! What you perceive and what we perceive as negative are usually not the same. Many behaviors can be corrected. The more we know about your dog, the better we can work with them to resolve any problems before finding them the perfect placement.

Please complete this form if you are considering the surrender of your Yorkie. We realize this form is a bit lengthy but please fill it out as completely as you can. It will help us better suit the needs of your pet.

Surrendering your dog is an irrevocable decision; once surrendered, you release your rights as a pet owner. Florida Yorkie Rescue does not return or readopt dogs to the surrendering owner. However we also know that surrendering your pet can be an emotional experience and we will do everything we can to help facilitate a comfortable transition for both you and your pet.

Please be aware that if you are surrendering a bonded pair of dogs, we do everything we possibly can do to make sure that your bonded pair are placed in the same new household.  To date we have a 99% adoption rate for bonded pairs. Sometimes it may take a while but these little bonded pairs deserve no less than to be adopted together into a new loving family.

A representative from Florida Yorkie Rescue will be in contact with you as soon as possible.

IMPORTANT - Please know that we have a large Transport Team of trained volunteers who work for Florida Yorkie Rescue. It can take hours or even days depending on the location to arrange a safe successful transport to our primary location. Please... if you are contacting your friends and relatives to see if any of them would be interested in adoptiing your dog, DO NOT CONTACT US until all of those options have failed.  Far too frequently we spend hours arranging a successful transport only to be told by the owner that they gave their dog to a neighbor, a friend, a relative.... meanwhile we spent precious time arranging transport for you when we could have been spending that time for another dog in serious need. Please be respectful of our time.
YORKIE SURRENDER FORM
General information about surrendering your pet.
First and Last Name:
Street Address:
City, State and Zip Code:
Home Phone Number:
Cell Phone Number:
Email Address:
Dog's Name:
Dog's Age:
Dog's Date Of Birth:
Male or Female?:
Current Weight:
Breed:
Click all that applies: Had pet since puppy
Adopted pet as an adult
Someone gave me my pet
Adopted pet from another Rescue
Purchased from a Breeder
Purchased from a Pet Store
Is your pet microchipped?
Check all that applies: Ears are up
Ears are down
Short tail
Long tail
Short hair
Medium hair
Long hair
Will need normal grooming
Just had pet groomed
Heavily matted & dirty
Reason for surrender:
How long have you owned your pet?
What is the name of the dog food you are currently feeding your pet?
Is your pet on monthly Heartworm Treatment? If so, what brand?
Date of last dental cleaning?
Is your dog housebroken?
Is your dog crate trained?:
Where does your dog sleep at night?:
Is your dog leash trained?:
State any health issues here:
If there are health issues, please state the care currently being given.
Date of last Vet Visit
Veterinarian's name, address and phone number.
May we call your vet?
Is your dog current on vaccinations?
Spayed or neutered? (fixed)
Is your pet child friendly?
Is your pet friendly with cats?
Has your pet ever done any of the following? Growled
Snarled
Bitten
Shown aggression
Food aggressive
Toy aggressive
Aggressive towards Dogs
Aggressive towards Cats
Aggressive towards Kids
Are you willing to make a donation to Florida Yorkie Rescue? FYR is dependent on donations to provide the necessary health care to our rescues.
May we refer your request to another reputable group if we are unable to help you?
Can you email us a photo of your pet? If so please send it to floridayorkierescue@yahoo.com or text it to 772-291-8101.
Any additional comments you wish to make?
Please type in your signature. (We have a large Transport Team. It can take hours to arrange a safe successful transport. If you are trying to re-home your pet on your own, DO NOT CONTACT US until all of those options have failed. Far too often we are told by the owner that they gave their dog to a neighbor, a friend, a relative.... meanwhile we spent precious time arranging transport for you when we could have been spending that time for another dog in serious need. Please be respectful of our time.)