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What are some organizations that rescue Australian Silky terriers?

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Among groups in the U.S. that rescue Australian Silky terriers are branches of Yorkies United, which takes in small dogs of all types. A rescue group also exists in Australia through the Australian Silky Terrier Club of Victoria, Inc.

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What are some organizations that rescue Australian Silky terriers?
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Groups that exclusively rescue Australian Silky terriers, or just Silky terriers as they are called in the United States, are extremely limited. Few U.S. states have a group listed at all; of the states listed by a Silky Terrier rescue webpage, only 11 have available shelters. Most of these shelters are part of Yorkies United, which, as the name indicates, focuses on Yorkshire Terriers. However, they are available for Australian Silky terriers who need to be rescued or rehomed. Florida has the most options, with four groups available, but one of those groups focuses on dachshunds and three are named after Yorkies, although they take all toy dogs, according to the Florida section of the Silky Terrier rescue website.

A club in Australia offers options specifically for these terriers. As well as providing contact numbers for members of the club who aid people needing to rehome their Silkies, they also link to another service, Seniors and Silkies. This group strives specifically to find homes for Australian Silky terriers that last a lifetime. Since they are based in Sydney, they may not be able to help people in all regions of Australia, who may need to make a long drive if they want to place a dog with Seniors and Silkies.

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