Yorkies & Friends Rescue is a natural/holistic rescue in Orange County, CA. We're a licensed, private, small, all volunteer, non-profit rescue in Orange County, CA. We've been rescuing dogs for over 15 years, and have owned Yorkies since 1976. We assist Yorkies, Yorkie mixes and small dogs in So. CA. Our group is passionately dedicated to rescuing these terrific terriers and their friends. We rescue dogs from shelters, and take in other dogs in need. Some are strays whose owners cannot be located, some are abandoned, some are puppy mill dogs, and some are surrendered to us by their owners. Our goal is to make the best match possible for each dog and to provide them with an outstanding, highest quality, forever home. We believe strongly in natural care, optimal nutrition, and health for all animals. It's made a tremendous difference for our dogs and saved us a ton of money on vet expenses. We're happy to share information on this. You'll find some of it on our website - yorkiesandfriendsrescue.com. We use and recommend holistic & naturopathic vets. We're a quality rescue, with a personal touch and an emphasis first and foremost on the health and welfare of the dogs. Our dogs receive the best possible care and are provided with all that's necessary to make them healthy and happy. Most of our dogs are fed an organic, raw meat and bones diet - the ONLY correct diet for dogs. We also use natural/homeopathic remedies & natural flea/tick/parasite treatments. We're opposed to vaccinations because there is NO wellness after an animal has been vaccinated. We agree with holistic and naturopathic vets, immunologists, and other animal experts that poor nutrition and vaccination have resulted in the poor health, shortened lifespan, birth defects, and damaged DNA and immune systems so prevalent in animals today. Prior to commercially-made pet foods & the vaccination protocol, small dogs lived to be 20-29 years old; they also didn't have all the health problems common today. Our rescued dogs are fostered in our homes with our own animals, and are provided with a safe, clean environment, beds and blankets, the best food, top notch veterinary care, toys, treats and most of all, plenty of TLC. We take in as many dogs as we feel we can provide with individual attention, on a daily basis. We feel it's important to know the personalities and habits of our foster dogs, so that we can find them the best possible homes. For this reason, we don't immediately post our available dogs online. Would you like to help these wonderful little dogs? We'd love to have you join us in getting these little ones the quality forever homes they deserve. Being a small Rescue, we're happy to welcome volunteers who might be able to help out with quickly pulling a dog from a shelter or surrendering home, helping with a site visit, transporting, fostering a rescue dog, or dog-sitting a rescue or two whenever we might need to be out of town. We need people who can sew belly bands for the boys and panties for the girls, along with covers for the dog beds. Our group is small but growing--and there is always room for more good people. The more volunteers we have, the more dogs we can help. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you'd like to volunteer in any capacity. We'll email you a Volunteer Application. DONATIONS are always needed and we're VERY grateful for them. The money is used to help offset the many costs involved in restoring dogs to health, and all that's necessary to rescue them (piddle pads, leashes, harnesses, collars, food, homeopathic remedies, natural flea/parasite treatment, veterinary care, crates, etc.). Funds are used only for the benefit of the dogs; no one involved with our rescue receives any pay. We are strictly all volunteers. Please use the PayPal "donate" button below to send a donation for the dogs. They thank you with a big "4 paws up!"