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Animal ID: 17-096Bert (male)

Maltese Mix    Age: Adult

Compatibility: Good with Most Dogs 
Health: Neutered, Vaccinations Current 

    Initial Bio 05/14/2017 No, this is not a baby polar bear but rather an adorable Maltese/Yorkie mix named Bert. You would never suspect what this sweet fluff ball has endured prior to making it into rescue. Up until 2 weeks ago, Bert (and his side kick Ernie) lived his life in squalor and neglect. A concerned citizen called law enforcement to report suspected neglect. Soon law enforcement arrived and was stunned to find over 350 animals living in terrible conditions. A large-scale rescue operation involving the Humane Society of the United States, several animal welfare agencies, local rescues and shelters was launched. Bert and ... (Read More)hundreds of other animals were seized and transported to various shelters and agencies for emergency care. Covered in urine and fecal matter, infested with fleas, ticks and intestinal parasites, plagued with severe skin, eye and ear infections, and deprived of adequate food and clean water Bert and the others began to receive the care they so desperately needed. Fortunately, many of the younger and healthier dogs were able to receive basic care and be adopted out directly. However, Bert has special needs and could not be placed up for general adoption. Bert has a grade 4/6 heart murmur and his tricuspid and mitral heart valves are not functioning as they should. For this reason, he cannot go under anesthesia to receive the needed dental cleaning and neuter he needs. We are consulting with specialists to determine if we can safely proceed with these procedures. He has had an echocardiogram and is on two types of cardiac medications currently to improve his heart function. Bert has never been socialized and is understandably scared and mistrustful of humans at present. However, after only a few hours in his foster home he is already allowing limited touching and we feel that with adequate time, love, care and patience he will be a great dog. He has no clue what housetraining is and has never walked on a leash or even had a collar or harness on until today. UYR will give Bert all the time he needs to heal physically and emotionally before he is considered for adoption. When that day comes, Bert will need to go to a home where they have the time, patience and financial means to care for him. He will need to be on medication and have specialist follow up for life. Right now he can use all the love and support all of us can muster. Please help us provide for Bert's medical care by visiting our Looking for Love page at and scrolling to Tennessee to locate Bert's Bio and photo and clicking the PayPal button beneath. Thank You! (Less)

     Animal Location:

United Yorkie Rescue Foster
ashland city, TN 37015 MAP IT!

mandy smith

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PIease Read Before Adopting a Maltese in Tennessee
    Maltese Dogs can make good pets in Tennessee if they match your IifestyIe. The Maltese is a beautiful, silky, long haired lap dog. Maltese are smart, devoted, playful companions. Maltese do not like to be teased by children. Housebreaking can be a challenge. Maltese do well living in apartments if they are walked every day.

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    Maltese are unusually prone to playing in puddles. Maltese are believed to have been brought home from the Crusades by returning English knights. Maltese are named for the island of Malta. Maltese were popular with women in the middle ages, and would often be carried in their sleeves, earning them the nickname the Roman Ladies Dog.

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Tennessee Animal Rescue
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Greene County - Greeneville 34473
Get 'Em Done Clinic 423- 639-7949

Montgomery County - Clarksville, TN 37040
Humane Society of Clarksville-Montgomery 931-648-8042

Sumner County - Hendersonville 37075
Humane Society of Sumner County 615-822-0061

Wilson County - Lebanon, TN 37088
Snip & Tip Feral Program 615-444-8299

Wilson County - Lebanon, TN 37088
Spay Station 615-444-1196

Wilson County - Mount Juliet, Tennessee 37122
Humane Association of Wilson County 615-444-9979

Rutherford County - Murfreesboro 37127
Beesley Low-Cost Clinic 615-890-6878

DeKalb County - Smithville 37166
Humane Society of Dekalb County 615-464-6738

Davidson County - Nashville 37209
Nashville Humane ROVER Mobile Clinic 615-352-4030

Washington County - Johnson City, TN 37604
Washington County Animal Control 423-926-8769

Blount County - Alcoa, TN 37701
AnimalWorks 865-379-2227

Loudon County - Greenback, Tennessee 37742
PPAW Spay/Neuter Clinic 865-856-7729

Roane County - Harriman, TN 37748
Planned Pet-Hood 865-882-9966

Anderson County - Oak Ridge 37830
The Humane Society of Anderson County 865-482-1133

Sevier County - Seymour, Tennessee 37865
Fix-A-Pet 865-579-6738

Knox County - Knoxville, Tennessee 37919
The Spay Shuttle 865-215-6677

Shelby County - Memphis 38104
Memphis Shelby County Humane Society 901-272-1753

Shelby County - Memphis, Tennessee 38187
Animal Protection Association 901-377-3779

Carroll County - Mc Kenzie, TN 38201
Carroll County Humane Society 731-352-9950

Hardin County - Savannah, Tennessee 38326
Hardin County Humane Society 901-689-3963

Putnam County - Cookeville, Tennessee 38501
PUP ( Prevent Unwanted Pets) 931-858-7085

Cumberland County - Crossville 38555
Humane Society of Cumberland County 931-484-9700

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