Yorkies Inc
                                                                 A New England based agency specializing in re-homing, adoption and rescue of Yorkshire Terriers...

Our Available Pups...

A note about our adoption donations...

*Adoption donations are based on but not limited to: health, age, and sex of the pup. Adoption donations range from $50.-$900. You may ask "Why would you charge an adoption fee? Why not just place in a good home?" The answer is: because we rely heavily on these adoption fees in order to be able to take in ALL Yorkies in need. A young, healthy dog may cost us $250-500 in vet care, and have many homes interested in adopting him/her. An older or sick yorkie, or one with health issues can easily cost $500-1500+ in veterinary expenses. He/she may require months of foster care for rehabilitation or expensive surgery; yet we can only ask a minimal adoption fee. Often times these are also the same dogs that don't receive as many inquires for adopting. Please keep in mind that the adoption donations of younger, healthy dogs help defray the higher costs of the veterinary care of older, injured or sick dogs. We hope that people looking to adopt through Yorkies Inc. are willing to give an opportunity for a better life to ALL of our dogs by supporting them through adoption fees. We are a non-profit organization. Without these adoption donations we would not have the funding to take in all yorkies in need. Yorkies Inc. completely vets every dog we take in. All dogs are groomed given a complete exam and brought up to date on all vaccines. They are also given a dental cleanings, spayed/neutered, heartworm tested and any medical needs and needed surgeries are met before placement.  We are only interested in loving responsible homes that are willing to commit to the care and up keep of the pup for a lifetime. If you are not willing to pay the adoption donation now you are likely not to pay for quality food or to see to the pups health care needs in the future. Remember we are looking for our pups to become family members and cherished companions not a convenient impulse purchase. If you are only looking into "rescue" as a way to save money or "don't want to pay breeder prices" please check your local shelters. They are able to adopt out much cheaper as they are often state and/or federally funded and have vets on staff.

 If interested in adopting with Yorkies Inc please submit an adoption application. We always go to applications already on file when dogs become available. Thank you so much for considering adoption!



Pixie is our newest special needs pup who weighs just 1.4lbs at 8 months old! She has a defect in her spine at her C1 and C2 vertebrae known as Atlanto Axial Sub-luxation or Instability also known as AAI. For those of you have been following us for some time, you may remember Posey who was our very first AAI pup. This is a very serious condition where the first two vertebrae in the neck are dislocated. Over the past few years we are seeing more and more small dogs, and Yorkies in particular, born with this condition.  They are born with the malformation, but then usually an injury occurs to bring it on. Pups can die instantly, but those who survive are usually left paralyzed, or have extreme difficulty walking. Depending on the severity or placement of the bones,  conservative treatment would include splinting the neck and body. Then being kept low key for a period of months to allow the bones to grow into an alignment and fuse as the puppy grows. In other cases the C1 vertebrae is "telescoping" into C2 so that fusion will likely not happen even with splinting.

When we got the call for Pixie she was on a decline, so we immediately set up an appointment to see Neurologist Dr Faissler at Tufts in Grafton MA. so Pixie could be seen right away. A few tests were done, along with a CT scan that confirmed Pixie does in fact have a severe AAI. On top of that she has an old skull fracture. For her size and the severity of her injury Dr Faissler was amazed that not only had she survived, but that with the neck splint she can actually still walk! We were so thankful that she was walking too! Sadly, though the CT scan showed her vertebrae are telescoping and she is not expected to "fuse" over time so surgery is likely her only option. The good news is, if we can get her body condition improved, and she gets stronger she should be a good candidate for the surgery in a few months. In Dr Faissler's words "she is a nice little dog and she is a fighter" We are hoping with your help that we can give her the fighting chance, and will have the funds in place when she's ready! Her vetting so far was $1,147.68 and we are looking at between $3000-4000 for surgery. Please consider a becoming a "friend" to Pixie.  Pixie is not available for adoption at this time. Thank you so much!
6/27/2015: Pixie has over all been doing well and is still very mobile, yet she had been having some very raspy breathing and we had also discovered that her ribs didn't feel right on her right side. We got her in for a recheck and sadly it was confirmed with x-rays that she does in fact have yet another skeletal abnormality! The ribs on her right side are not completely formed and are all shorter and not as concave as they should be. Her left side is not exactly normal either but better then her right. This new information means that even with surgery she will always be a very fragile dog.  The trouble with her breathing could be coming from this but may also be part of the AAI luxation or position of neck brace. The brace was changed and she seems slightly better today. On a good note she is doing remarkably well neurologically and the vet is amazed considering. She has a great attitude and has gained 2 oz. but still only weighs 1.8lbs. Luckily she doesn't realize just how broken she is and lives each day to the fullest. We are looking into getting her retained deciduous teeth removed so that maybe she'll do better eating.

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Friends of "Pixie"
$4000.00 raised

Mary Jo Holloran
Tracia Amicucci

Brenda & Walter and "Sasha & Mollie" Bissonette-Cwiek
Joanne Duncan
Karen Chisholm
Diane Soditis
Kellie Wallace
Lisa Hermenau
Alicia Watkins
Eileen Moss
Janice Tunney
Lynn Richard
"The Crazy Shelter Ladies of CT" ~ Maria Lovello, Cindy Potter, Gretchen Dale, & Patty Ricci
Cecilia Begg
Harriet Stich
Ron & Donna Smith
"Miss Roxy"
Shana Shields
Suzanne Eaton
M. Cathy Bauer
Janet Rochlin
Kim's Grooming
"Abby Rose"
Ruth Rietveld-Kirwan
Lori Lannon
Janice Tomlin
OdysseyRE Foundation/Tracia Amicucci
Nicole Patrick
Wendy Scott & Jim Smith
Alice MacKenzie
Brenda & Walter and "Sasha & Mollie" Bissonette-Cwiek
Jill Garvey
Sherry & Susan Chauvin
Ruth Molin & Lisa Geis
Debra Flynn
Cheryl Almeida
Erik Ebert
Karen Lubov
Carol Robb
Brian White
Catherine Sharbaugh
Kathleen Tripp
Nicole Waldron
Nancy Holt
Joanne Hatfield & Dick Kelly ~ In Memory of Linda J. Derocher
Elinor Mony M.D. ~ In Memory of Linda J. Derocher
Kim Berggren ~ In Memory of Linda J. Derocher
Maureen & David Fitch ~ In Memory of Linda J. Derocher
Shirley Geis
Robert Chotalal "Thank You" from Peter, Helena & Jack Hood
Stanbridge College
Nazi Masoum
In memory of sweet "Aimee" beloved companion of Dan, Nancy, Veronica, Victoria Vanessa & Virginia
from Denny, Cyndie, Andrew, Paul, And Julia
Sybil Class
Kathy Calisi
Amberly Hall


Jerry is an 8 year old purebred male Yorkie who weighs 7lbs. Jerry is very sweet little guy who gets along with everyone. He enjoys being outside in a fenced yard exploring and sniffing away.  He gets along fine with the other small dogs in the house sharing dog beds and running in the yard, but would also be fine as an only. He enjoys being patted and will come when called in order to get some love and attention.  Jerry will need further work on house-training, but expect it to come along now that he has been neutered. He will use a pee pad and go outside taken. If interested in adopting please submit an adoption application. If you have any questions about Jerry please write to kerri@yorkiesinc.com


Meet Yogi! Yogi is a very sweet purebred Yorkie who is 6 years old and weighs 5.12 lbs. Yogi is a quiet little guy who loves to cuddle in a dog bed and watch
what is going on or cuddle on your lap. He is starting to seek out more and more attention and wants to be where you are.  He gets along fine with other small
dogs, but isn't interacting much with them currently. He will need continued work on house training, but expect that to come along. He enjoys being outside
in a fenced yard exploring and sniffing away! If you have any questions please write to kerri@yorkiesinc.com If interested in adopting Yogi please submit an

Polka Dot


Meet Polka Dot a 1yo tiny female Yorkie who is just adorable. Polka Dot was born with a deformity in her rib cage on her left side. We have had her seen by a specialist who feels that as long as she is placed in the right situation this should not cause her any serious issues. Of course she is more fragile but that would be the case given her size of under 3lbs anyway. Our vet suggested keeping her in a coat or sweater during cooler months and a harness type vest for walks and playing. She is a playful sweet little girl and is healthy and happy and typical yorkie in every other way. We would like her with another tiny pup. We will not be placing her with dogs over 5lbs or any children in the home and will be extra protective about her placement for very obvious reasons. She is house trained for a pee pad or will go outside when taken. She is spayed, micro-chipped and up to date on all vaccines. Her retained puppy teeth were also removed. If you are interested in adopting please submit an adoption application. Any questions please email Cathie@yorkiesinc.com

Mason & Tia

Meet Mason and Tia and adorable little 4lb pair! Tia is 7yo and very friendly and confident she is all up to date and is house trained to pee pads or will go outside. Mason is little 3 1/2 yo special needs boy. He was born with a deficit in his cerebellum that leaves him wobbly in his walking and a bit unstable. This doesn't take away from his sweet, loving personality once he knows and trusts you. He loves to be held and will follow you around and is a pretty typical little guy for the most part.  He will potty outside or on a pee pad as well. When given a large area we have kept him in a belly band just to be safe. He has a soft quiet bark not sure if this is due to his disability or if he was debarked at some point. But he is an endearing little boy you just want to love. He is healthy and happy in every other way. He is up to date and neutered.. Tia is your typical yorkie girl and is curious and fun.  She is up to date on vaccines and spayed. We will be getting a her a dental and micro chip before she is placed. She is a wonderful big sister to Mason and we think he does better with her around. For this reason we would like to find them a home together if at all possible. Because of Mason's wobbliness we'd like a home with no stairs and no young children. They would be fine with other pets in the home of the same size. If you have any questions please email Cathie@yorkiesinc.com


Danny is an adorable 4yo  5lb. purebred male Maltese who is recently released from a show breeder. He is fully vetted and recently neutered and was micro chipped and had a dental cleaning.  Lil' Danny is a lil' love! He loves everything and everyone from kitties to dogs to people. He doesn't mark, but is still working on being potty trained now that he's in more of a home setting.  He gets nervous when you initially go to pick him up, but enjoys being held or sitting in your lap. He absolutely LOVES all people, especially men.  If interested in Danny please submit an adoption application.



Meet Austin! Austin is a handsome 1.7 year old male Yorkie who weighs about7.5 lbs. Austin's owners are no longer able to keep him due to a family change
which has limited the amount of time they have been able to socialize him. Due to this Austin is very nervous when he meets new people. Austin needs a family
who will socialize him, consider a training class to give him the confidence he needs while continuing to work on his nervous behaviors. He is very attached to
his new foster Mom and is a total love bug with her giving tons of kisses and always wagging his tail and jumping with excitement when she comes home. Austin
is house trained, knows a few commands and likes to play fetch. Austin would do best in a home with just adults as he gets nervous when children run around the
house or have friends over. Austin gets along okay with other small dogs once he has had a chance to sniff them and check them out and has actually begun to play
with the other dogs in the house. It might be nice for him to have another dog in the house to be able to follow their lead. He walks pretty well on a leash
and we are working on riding in the car which he seems to like. Austin would also be fine as an only as long as you have the time to play ( he likes to play
fetch), socialize him (with other people, dogs and environments)  and cuddle!! While Austin can be nervous he is also a great little guy with a lot of love to
give to the right home. If interested in being considered for Austin please submit an application.  If you have any questions please write to

Our Monthly Supporters

The pups of Yorkies Inc. have been so blessed with some of the most loving and loyal supporters! We were asked how you could help on a more regular basis so "Our Monthly Supporters" was started. We can't thank you enough for this continued support! These monthly donations allows us to always be there for a pup; be it extreme medical concerns, very old or neglected or behavioral issues that always go above and beyond normal vetting expenses. If you who would like to help with monthly donations be it in memory of a loved one or otherwise please use the PayPal button below by selecting your monthly amount and clicking "Subscribe" Your name will be added. Thank you!

Ruth Molin & Lisa Geis
Shirley Geis & "Simi"
Stanbridge College
Nazi Masoum ~ In memory of "Cupid"
Nancy McCannell & Mary Madden
Tracey Roselli ~ In memory of "Britney"
Louise & Jim Thomas
Resa Porter
Joanne Eddy
Kathie, Zach,
“Molly’, “Olivia” & “Tigger” Molenaar
Janice Tomlin
Rebecca Madrigal
Debbie Georgio
Denise Riccio
Rennie & Robin Mirollo
Sherryl Butler & Lynn Young
Karen Richards and "Abby Rose"~ in memory of "Rosie May"
Ruth "Cookie" Rietveld-Kirwan

Diane Guptill
Lee Ann Christ
Lydia Conca
Eileen Moss
Michelle Goldwaithe
Catherine Sansonetti
Julio Quintana Rizzo & Ruben Montana Lopez ~ in memory of "Dante"
Jeannie Moriarty ~ in loving memory of my "Ollie"
DeeDee Antonelli
Betsy Faraci
Barbara Lillibridge
Diane Soditis
Diane Coombs
Wendy Scott & Jim Smith
Carol Ieronimo ~ in memory of "Henry"
Glenn & Diane Petersen
Michiko Kita
Julia Lindsey
Suzanne Eaton in loving memory of "Abbey"
Richard Rosenstein & Jody Abrams
Laurie Sagnella
Shana Shields
Patrizia Griggs
Robert Rosati Alewife Co.
Diane Beauregard
Danielle Rubin
Joanne Eddy
Paula Thayer

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Yorkies Inc. please click the button below

or if you prefer to send a check or money order please email: Cathie@YorkiesInc.com


 Liver Shunt is a condition that we see far too often in Yorkies and Maltese pups. Because of this we felt we should give you all more background on this dreadful condition that is become more prevalent in our beloved breeds. Below is a link to some success stories including Bella who came into Yorkies Inc in early February 2006. She is now known as "Paisley" Please take the time to read her story and that of the other Liver Shunt Survivors. Through this link you can also find other links for more info on Liver Shunt's and what it means to the pup and the owner. We'd like to thank a good friend Stephen Glass for featuring Paisley and getting the word out about Liver shunts.  

founder Yorkies Inc.,

Cathie Cyr

Paisley/Liverhttp://livershunt.net/ Shunt

"Saving the life of one dog may not change the world, but the world will surely change for that one dog"

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