Petfinder.com. He was found roaming the streets of Miami and was placed into a foster home through the Friends Forever Rescue shelter, where he was lovingly cared for until we met.
For those of you who are considering taking a pet into your home, please consider looking into rescue adoption first. Placing an emphasis on adoption over purchasing from a breeder can help alleviate the pressure on animal shelters that often have no other choice but to kill pets to make room for the daily influx of dogs. There are many great dogs that languish in the shelter that are often overlooked.
Please consider an "older" shelter dog over a puppy and reap the benefits of having a happy, healthy, and fully trained dog upon adoption. Shelters that utilize a foster program have many loving people working hard to ensure that the pet is ready to be a fully functioning family member upon adoption. Higgins came to us at 7 mos fully potty trained, already socialized with other pets and people.
If you must adopt a specific breed, please take a look into rescue clubs/shelters. Puppy mills are often liquidated, and shelters will take these dogs that were destined for the pet stores in your local shops and malls. The demand for designer dogs has put pressure on breeders to quickly churn out dogs, causing problems with overpopulation as well as birth defects in the dogs due to inbreeding. Those horrors aside, there are many designer dogs in perfect condition that are in need of rescue! A quick Google search for yorkies yielded three national rescue organizations that address this very problem.