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
  • Is Not Requires a yard
  • Playful
  • Timid
  • Affectionate
  • Goofy

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***

Want to meet me? Come to Fat Pants Brewing (38335 Crystal View Rd, Eden Prairie, MN 55344) for the kickoff of our Annual Fundraiser & Adoption Event on Sunday Oct 8th from 2:00 - 4:00 pm . Please email for questions regarding the dogs.



  • 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:   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, my name is Joey. I am a very handsome albeit almost toothless senior Yorkie and foster mom says I’m “awesome!” which is totally true!! Sure, I’m a bit timid but I am the sweetest guy EVER and I’m really starting to come out of my shell. In fact, I allow foster mom to see a bit more of my amazing personality every single day! For example, she learned quickly that I love to nap on the couch, or a comfy bed and I get super excited at mealtime! That said, since I’m sans most of my teeth, I prefer soft things like liverwurst (hint, hint)!

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. By the way, I will need a small doggie companion at my new home and fenced yard where we can safely frolic and explore; I currently try to play with my resident fur sibs, but they play a little too rough which scares me. I could use more leash practice and I will bark when I’m in the kennel/crate because, well let’s face it…who wants to be confined am I right!?! Thankfully, foster mom is wonderful and allows me to sleep on the bed with her and my resident fur sibs. As for potty training, I do great at going outside when given the opportunity, but I must admit that when I’ve gotta go, I’ve gotta go and since I like to keep my family on their toes, I only give about a one-second warning before I go in the house. Needless to say, it would be great if my new family could be home with me so I can be taken outside regularly.

Anyway, 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 and the joy we will add to each other’s lives will be immeasurable! 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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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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