Dog Details

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Yorkshire Terrier Yorkie (medium coat)
Small Senior Male

Available for Adoption

Pet ID # 23-0482

Minneapolis, MN

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

About Joey

  • DOB: 7/1/2012
  • Weight: 7.1 Pounds
  • Physical Fence Required: Any Type
  • Housetrained: No
  • Obedience Training Needed: Needs Training
  • Exercise Needs: Not Required
  • Shedding Amount: None
  • Grooming Needs: Low
  • Owner Experience Needed: Species
  • Reaction to New People: Friendly
  • Activity level: Not Active
  • Requires Another Dog in the Home?: Yes
  • Good with Other Dogs?: Yes
  • Good with Cats?: Yes
  • Good with Kids?: Yes

Compatibility Qualities

  • Good with Cats
  • Good with Dogs
  • Good with Kids
  • Older/ considerate kids only
  • Needs a companion animal

More about Joey

  • Somewhat vocal
  • Requires a yard
  • Playful
  • Timid
  • Affectionate
  • Goofy
  • Skittish



  • DOB: 07/01/2012
  • Requires another dog in home: Yes 
  • Okay with dogs of all sizes: Yes
  • Okay with cats: Yes
  • Okay with children under 12 years old: With supervision because his size
  • Weight: 7.1 lbs
  • Requires a fenced yard: No
  • Note: dogs must always be leashed whenever outside of a contained area. Invisible/ underground fencing is not recommended for most rescue dogs.

Hello! I’m Joey, a very handsome albeit nearly toothless senior Yorkie and foster mom says I’m “AWESOME!” Sure, I’m timid but I am the sweetest guy EVER and I’m really starting to come out of my shell. In fact, every day I allow foster mom to see more & more of my amazing personality! For example, she learned quickly that I love to nap on the couch, or a comfy bed; and I get SUPER excited at mealtime! Since I’m sans most of my teeth, I prefer soft things like liverwurst (hint, hint) but I can eat kibble if the pieces are very tiny! I also love to eat freeze dried treats because they melt in my mouth…YUM! I must say that partaking in treat time with my fur sibs has become quite fun & tasty!

I am not a fan of loud noises or commotion and will bark at things I hear on TV, like babies crying, sirens, etc. I’m also afraid of squeaky toys. In fact, my body trembles and I hide if another dog is squeaking a toy. Additionally, I like to give a holler when I hear the garage door open because I know my family is home. Truth be told, I’ll bark until foster mom pokes her head in the door to say "hi" to me. However, sometimes she puts things like unloading the groceries before greeting me…I know right!?! Anyway, although I try diligently to be patient, sometimes I have no choice but to say “HEY! Mom, remember me…I’m here, and I should come before the groceries don’t ya think?!? I’m just sayin’!” Hee, hee!!

Due to my small size, young kids are not a good fit for me, but I am good with cats and other small dogs like me and will need a doggie playmate at my new home and fenced yard that we can safely explore. I could use more leash practice and I bark when I’m in the kennel/crate. Thankfully, foster mom allows me to use an X-pen which gives me much more room…is she wonderful or what!?! As for potty training, I do great when on a very consistent schedule, but when I’ve gotta go, I’ve gotta go! Fortunately, the X-pen provides me enough space for a potty pad on one side and my bed on the other! Hopefully my new family is home with me; believe me, I don’t like having accidents but I’m little and I just can’t help it sometimes.

I really am an incredibly sweet boy who deserves a life full of snuggles & fluffy blankets from a patient fur-ever family who will love me unconditionally and NEVER give up on me! I promise I’m worth it, I will love you more than life itself, and the memories we’ll make together will be priceless! Love, Joey

*Please note that some of our dogs are obtained from shelters, surrendered to our care, or released from breeders.  Each animal's bio is based on our experience of the animal within our care, an educated guess based on physical characteristics, temperament and information shared.  Each dog receives basic grooming when coming into rescue, but for some dogs they have not received grooming attention until recently and grooming may be required shortly after adoption.  This will be at the adopters expense, so we encourage you to research the breed and be prepared for grooming expenses .   Underdog cannot guarantee hypoallergenic or non shedding qualities of any dogs in our rescue.   Some of the animals come from situations where they are lacking experience in a home and confidence in humans. In turn, they require another companion dog and/or a fenced in yard in th eir forever home in order for them to feel safe. If you are interested in a    particular dog whose bio states those needs and do not currently have them, please understand that your home might not be the right fit.  Please use the filter on our Adoptable Dogs page to find the perfect match for your home.  
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