Dog Details

Sylvester Sylvester Sylvester
Yorkshire Terrier Yorkie
Small Senior Male

Available for Adoption

Pet ID # 22-0109

Minneapolis, MN

Organization Contact Info: Underdog Rescue MN P.O. Box 16453 St. Louis Park, MN 55416

Thank you for stopping by to see me!   Please check below to see what upcoming adoption events I will be attending or apply here for a private meeting.  If you have other questions about me you can email Underdog Rescue at <> ***Be sure to check your spam/junk folder as sometimes our emails end up there***


  • DOB: 07/09/2011
  • Requires another dog in home: No, but a small calm friend to help me get on a routine would be great
  • Okay with dogs of all sizes: Yes, likes mellow friends and not rowdy dogs
  • Okay with cats: Unknown
  • Okay with children under 12 years old: Unknown, older kids only because his size and age
  • Weight: 6.12 lbs
  • Requires a fenced yard:     Yes, needs a fenced yard
  • Note: dogs must always be leashed whenever outside of a contained area. Invisible/ underground fencing is not recommended for most rescue dogs.

Hello humans! My name is Sylvester! I’m a six-pound male yorkie dog. I am a senior dog who is about 10 years old. When I first got to my foster home, I was very shy and scared. I didn't have a lot of experience living in a home with people and or how to be a proper house dog.  I am so proud to say that with the love and patience from my foster family I’ve been able to come out of my shell a little more everyday. I am still scared of new places and new humans, but once I get attached to you, I know that someday we will be great friends!

I love to sleep in my crate because it’s a safe space for me. I also love cuddling up in my human’s lap and asking for little treats. My biggest fear is overwhelming commotion and I also hide from young humans sometimes. My ideal home wouldn't have little kids or only have kids understand my tiny size and age, I don't want to get hurt! 

I am trained to go potty outside and in my potty pads because whenever I do I know I’m a good boy! I do sometimes leave my mark on the furniture - again, I am still getting used to being a housedog so we will have to work together on potty training and a routine.  My furever home doesn’t require a fenced yard or another fur friend to be living in it. I’m a very good boy when I walk on a leash to go potty and get exercise. I don’t mind other good pups if they don’t try to steal my food or treats and don't jump all over me. Sometimes high energy dogs overwhelm me.  

I’m always very respectful to cats and I only bark when I’m alarmed which are two more wonderful things about me. I am so incredibly grateful for my foster family and I’m so excited to meet the humans who are thinking about adopting me into their furever home. I’m a very sweet, respectful, and loving senior dog who wants to live out his retirement from breeding in a furever home that makes me feel safe and sound. I promise that I will be the best new addition to your home! Thanks for reading humans! Love, Sylvester.

Some of our dogs are obtained from commercial breeders where they spent their lives getting comfort from their canine friends. Others have come from various situations where they are lacking confidence in humans. In turn, most require another companion dog in their forever home in order for them to feel safe. If you are interested in a particular dog, and do not currently have a dog residing with you, please understand that your home might not be the right fit for many of our dogs.

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Adoption events are updated as the foster home RSVP's to attend. Check back for updates on which events they will be attending. Please understand that all of our pets are in volunteer foster homes and sometimes "life" happens and the foster family cannot make it to their scheduled adoption event. If you are traveling from a far distance to meet a specific animal, please understand we cannot guarantee event attendance. You may wish to consider applying and setting up a private appointment. Private appointments are only scheduled after an application is submitted and approved.



The first step in our process is to complete an online adoption application on our website:
Note: In most circumstances Underdog Rescue will only adopt within 60 miles of Minneapolis, MN. 
All of our foster animals can be seen by appointment with an approved adoption application. Contact us at if you have further questions.



All of our animals are fostered in individual homes or doggie daycare facilities. While they are in our care, they are part of our families and given lots of love. We work on training, crate-training and socialization prior to adoption. Each animal's behavior is evaluated and we have a sense of its temperament and personality. We look for adopters who will give each animal the wonderful life and permanent home that he or she deserves. If you have an interest and ability to be a foster home, please visit our website  and fill out a foster application.



Nutrition is vital to the rehabilitation and life-long health of our pets.  All of our foster animals are fed a premium diet such as NutriSource, Canidae, Orijen, Nature's Variety, Fromm, Pure Vita, Stella and Chewy's, Primal, or balanced raw diet.  All adopters are required to continue providing premium diets for the life of the animal.



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