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Tri State Yorkie and Small Breed Rescue

Evansville, IN

Our Mission

As of march 2019 all dogs posted are cprtesy ppst for either personal peoples pets. , or other rescues dogs. Contsct info will b on the dogs llisted. Thank you.

TSYR was founded May 4, 2012 by Andrea Taborn who has been active in rescue over 22 years. The mission of Tri-State Yorkie and Small Breed Rescue is to rescue and find forever homes for Yorkshire Terriers and other small breed canines. We serve the metro Evansville, IN area and are dedicated to rescuing dogs left homeless for whatever reason – dogs in public shelters where they are at high risk of euthanasia due to overpopulation, dogs given up by their owners because of difficult circumstances or from owner death, and those in danger of abuse or neglect.

We strive to work with area shelters and rescues to develop a network of supporters and volunteers in order to create a better world for .


What We Do:
We place dogs in loving, responsible, committed permanent homes, following a comprehensive adoption process which includes taking considerable care in finding good matches and educating prospective adopters about the responsibilities and costs of bringing a dog into their homes and lives.

Animals in our care are spayed / neutered, receive all appropriate veterinary care and treatment including micro-chipping and dental, and are groomed before being placed in nurturing foster homes, while they await placement in their forever home. We specialize in Yorkies and other small breed canines but will assist dogs in distress without regard to age, breed or ease of placement.

We have wonderful volunteers and are determined to keep administrative expenses extremely low so that virtually every dollar taken in goes directly to the care and benefit of the animals. Our group remains interested in and committed to the welfare of the dog beyond the adoption process.

We are dedicated to restoring the dogs under our care to physical and emotional health as they await placement in loving, responsible homes. Virtually all donated funds will be spent directly on the care and benefit of the animals.


100% of donations will go to our dogs - food for fosters, vetting, vaccinations, micro-chipping, medical emergencies, etc.

Thanks so much!

Adoption Policy

We are a small breed canine rescue specializing in Yorkies serving the Southern Indiana area. All of our dogs are vetted incl. dental, microchipped, spayed / neutered and groomed before ready for adoption. We have a very specific adoption process including home inspection and / or review of photos of your home and yard. All potential adopters must be pre-approved and submit as foster or adoption application.

We also have our pets available for you to visit in our various foster homes. 

Visit our FaceBook page to review and submit your application for consideration on any of our adoptable pets (application is the pinned post). Or you can e-mail us for an application in Microsoft Word format. Please note: Submitting an application does not guarantee you will be approved. You must be pre approved prior to being able to come and visit the pet you are interested in. 

Keep in mind E-MAIL is the quickest way to contact us: TriStateYorkieRescue@gmail.com

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