I.D. Your Yorkie
Your puppy should wear an identification tag with your name,
address and phone number at all times. This will increase the
chances of your Yorkie being returned to you if he is lost or
Microchips is one method of permanently identifying your Yorkie,
and can be invaluable in recovering your puppy should he become
lost. Ensure that you fill out the paperwork immediately and
send the payment to the agency once you have purchased the
puppy. If you do not register the microchip then
your name will not show up in case the puppy is lost.
Yorkies can succumb to heat stress in a matter of minutes. Do
not leave your Yorkie in the car when the temperature is high.
When your puppy is outside, he should have a shady place to lay
down and plenty of fresh water.
Safely With Your Puppy
Keep your Yorkie safe in the car by using a crate, or by
attaching the puppy to a seat belt with a harness. Never let
your dog ride free in the back of a pickup truck, or allow him
to hang his head out of the car window.
Pet-Sitter or Boarding Kennel
Make arrangements for your Yorkie's care when you go away. Have
a friend or reliable pet-sitter come over to tend to the puppy.
Be prepared to care for your Yorkie in the event of a disaster
such as fire, flood, hurricane, etc. Make an emergency kit with
clean water, food, and first aid equipment.
an Emergency Contact
Speak to a family member or friend to take care of your Yorkie
in the event of an emergency. This person should ideally
be someone your Yorkie has spent some time with and is
comfortable with. Leave a list of general care instructions.