Lady, a 10-year-old female Yorkie Terrier mix, about 9 pounds, is looking for a new home, are you her true match?

This adorable 10ish year old Yorkie Terrier came to Smidget Rescue as a transfer from an overcrowded shelter. When she arrived at her foster home, she was skin and bones, had a horrible cough and was completely in shock after her shelter experience. Also, no one had ever had her spayed.

Now little Lady is at the right weight, the cough is mostly gone (she will always have a bit of one due to her age and possible collapsing trachea), and she follows her foster family around everywhere.

Lady loves car rides and would be great in an office setting. Lady is a sweet and quietly affectionate little dog.  The only time her fosters have heard her bark is when another dog tries to invade her chosen bed, a valid reason to get cranky.

Lady is not a lap dog, preferring to sleep in a nice cushy bed in the same room with a human. If you put her on your lap, she will only want to stay for a few minutes, the definition of an independent Terrier. As befits her age, Lady does not believe in “walks” she is in the “very slow stroll” club. However, she is great in a dog stroller.

Lady’s adopter will need to be able to continue Lady’s liver supplement and be committed getting her to the vet for well senior checks (with bloodwork) every six months. Additionally, Lady came to Smidget Rescue with three badly damaged disks in her neck and back. While she is not on any medication for them right now, it will likely become needed in the future. Lady’s foster mom is pretty sure that she is mostly deaf, although it could be “selective hearing”!

Because of Lady’s spine issues, she needs a home where there are no flights of stairs and no young children.

Lady is a courtesy post for Smidget Rescue. She is being fostered in Burien, WA. and looks forward to meeting you! Applications and inquiries about Lady can be made through Smidget Rescue’s email,

This is not an ODH dog; we urge prospective adopters to do their own evaluation.