Dog Bite Prevention Through Education

A dog’s bark may be worse than his bite, but none of us want to test that theory. Whether or not you have dogs in your home, there’s a grave importance in teaching children how to appropriately meet and interact …

Animal Rescue Reserve: 46 Years of Saving Lives

From fires to floods, we’re no strangers to disaster in San Diego. Even though our region is a paradise, the risk of an emergency is always present. Which means it’s critical to be prepared to protect our county’s animals no …

World Wildlife Day

Today we’re celebrating World Wildlife Day—a day to recognize and increase people’s awareness of the splendor of the world’s wild animals. This important day could not fall at a more appropriate time as we prepare for the arrival of baby …

Couple Accused of Hoarding Yorkies Arrested

The San Diego County District Attorney’s Office yesterday announced that an elderly couple who hoarded more than 180 Yorkie mix-breed dogs in unsanitary conditions in their Poway home and at other locations, have been arrested on multiple accounts of animal abuse. …

#1millionYorkies

Animals. We have no shortage of them. We also have no shortage of love for them. Or concern about their safety and wellbeing. That’s the whole point of working in the animal welfare field. The good part, besides the animals …

Special Adoption Applications for Yorkies Closes

San Diego Humane Society has stopped taking adoption applications from people interested in adopting one of the rescued Yorkie mix-breed dogs in our care. More than 1,500 applications have been submitted for less than 90 available-to-adopt dogs. We are touched …

Yorkies Available by Application

Announcing Special Adoption Arrangements for Yorkies We’ve had quite the season for emergency rescues. Since last November, we’ve brought in more than 200 rescued dogs from unfortunate hoarding situations. The latest of these are 123 Yorkie mix-breed dogs rescued from …

You can change their future!

When we received the call that dozens of dogs were in urgent need of help, we didn’t hesitate. What we found at the scene was shocking. Packed into a small home in North County were 92 dogs suffering from a variety …

Donate Today to help care for #92Yorkies!

We need your support to provide the lifesaving care #92yorkies need to recover. Please donate today by visiting the link below. Your contribution will be put to immediate use as we provide veterinary care, food, shelter and love to each of …

Behind the scenes

Join us behind the scenes to meet some of the Yorkie and Yorkie mix breed dogs we rescued today.