Our Available Pups...
A note about
our adoption donations...
donations are based on but not limited to: health, age, and sex of
the pup. Adoption donations range from $50.-$800. You may ask "Why
would you charge an adoption fee? Why not just place in a good home?"
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 $200-400 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.
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!
Friends of "Pixie"
Mary Jo Holloran
Brenda & Walter and "Sasha & Mollie" Bissonette-Cwiek
"The Crazy Shelter Ladies of CT" ~ Maria Lovello, Cindy
Potter, Gretchen Dale, & Patty Ricci
Ron & Donna Smith
Meet Tootsie! She is a 4.5lb
little sweetie who is in need of a new home due to a divorce. She's 8
1/2yo and loves to be close by or in your lap. She'd do best with
someone home all the time so a retired person who be ideal to be able to take
her out to potty. She will use pee pads in contained to an
area. She does
fine with other dogs, kids and strangers alike. She needs a dental
cleaning and to be updated on some vetting and then she'll be ready for
a new home. If interested in Tootsie please submit an application. Any
questions please email
Rosie is a
beautiful 6 year old female Yorkie who weighs around 6.5 lbs.
Rosie was in a loving home and a very happy pup till the baby
became a toddler and started to run. The once happy Rosie
became very nervous and hid all the time. The family made the
heart breaking decision to have Yorkies Inc find Rosie a new
home with no small children. Now that Rosie is an adult only
home she is back to her happy go lucky self. Her tail is
always wagging and she is always ready to give you kisses. She
loves other dogs and gets along fine with cats. She is pee pad
trained and will also go outside if taken. Rosie rides well in
the car and loves going places. If interested in being
considered for Rosie please submit an application. If
you have any questions please email Kerri at
This little fella's name is Dobbs! He's a 4 1/2month old male Yorkie
who weighs just 2.5lbs. He came to us through the MSPCA where he was
surrendered due to a seizure. Because he is a Yorkie and on the small
side they immediately suspected a liver shunt that would be a very
expensive surgery. So we were contacted to take him in here. We brought
him directly to an emergency hospital to have a Bile Acids tests and an
ultra sound and both have been negative for Liver shunt. However the
first blood work done was also abnormal. Shortly after arriving we did
witness one other small seizure, but that has been it nothing since
first week with us. We waited a week and repeated the blood work which
was completely normal! He has been with us now for aprox 2 months and
we have seen no further seizures or any other abnormal behaviors. We
had been keeping him on a low protein diet in case he was having liver
issues, but we have slowly introduced a regular diet and he continues
to do very well. We will be repeating both blood work and Bile acids
testing before he's adopted out; but we are now thinking he may have
been exposed to a toxin in some way which cause the problem and likely
has worked out of his system. Dobb's a a true sweetheart and all puppy!
He's a short, cobby, little boy and loves toys and playing with
whomever will give him attention.. We'd love to place him with another
small dog to play with and will not be placing him with young children
or large dogs due to his small size. He will be neutered and fully
vetted prior to be placed. If interested in Dobbs please submit an
adoption application. Any questions please email Cathie@yorkiesinc.com
Friends of "Dobbs"
Ruth Molin and Lisa Geis
Brenda & Walter and "Sasha & Mollie" Bissonette-Cwiek
Virginia Golden "in honor of Oliver Evangelista"
Meet KiKi a 5yo female yorkie
who is friendly and and sweet! She was just retired by her breeder who
wanted to find the ideal home for this wonderful gal! She weighs aprox
10lbs right now but is pretty chunky after her last litter and should
weigh more like 7.5lbs. We are working on getting her weight down while
she is her with us but she is ready for a new home if family can
continue to work on this. She loves attention and lap time but is also
active and fun! She would do well in a family situation with kids but
will also be just as at home with a retired person. An extended family
might be ideal, or a senior home where grandkids visit. She also does
well with other dogs as she does well interacting with them. She is
healthy, spayed up to date on vaccines and is micro chipped. She also
just had a dental cleaning...she lost a few teeth but that hasn't
stopped her at all and he breath and kisses are so much better now! Any
questions email Cathie@yorkiesinc.com If interested in
adopting Kiki please submit an application.
Ru is an
adorable, smart 12 week old mixed breed, male puppy. He weighs about
1.7lb. His exact breed is unknown but we believe his mother was a Shih
Tzu and dad was possibly Chihuahua. Ru is the type of pup that will be
extremely loyal, loving and with the right training,
very well-behaved. He learned to sit & come in
just 2 days and is in the process of learning to use a puppy pad, turn
in a circle and go to his bed. He is motivated by food which makes
training much easier. This tiny sweetheart is full of energy, loves to
play, explore and enjoys belly rubs. He is expected to stay small in
size but has more than enough heart to make up for it. Ru is a charismatic, delightful pup that is sure to bring joy.
Because of his demure size we will not be placing him in a home with
young children or larger pets. He is currently being fostered with a
3.5lb pup and would do best in a similar situation. Ru will be fully
vetted and neutered and micro chipped. If interested in adopting Ru
please submit an adoption application.
Update 3/8/15: Ru is now 5 months old and still just over 2lbs.
He will be receiving his last vaccines and be neutered shortly and then
be ready for his forever home. We are looking for a home with no
children and very small dog savvy because of his very small size. He
could be placed with another small dog or two under 10lbs or so. He is
very active and full of himself as many small breeds are.
He is pee pad trained. If you have any questions please email Cathie@yorkiesinc.com
Nikki & Munchkin
Meet Nikki and Munchkin!
Munchkin is a 7 year old female Yorkie who weighs almost 2.5 lbs. Nikki
is a 15 year old male Yorkie who is in very good health. He
weighs around 7.5 lbs and is very sweet and loving. Their owner
has become ill and is no longer able to care for them, causing them to
need a new forever home together. They have been together since
Munchkin was little and we will not separate them now, as they are
bonded and always looking for each other. Munchkin is very small and
therefore we are looking for a home that has small dog experience and
no small children. Both love to cuddle on the couch with you, give
sweet kisses, relax in the sun, ride well in the car and Nikki gets
very excited when he sees a leash. They have been fully vetted and are
ready for their new home. If you have any questions please write to email@example.com If interested in being considered for the pair please
submit an application.
Louie! Louie is an adorable 6 year old male Yorkie with a great
personality! He weighs 7lbs and is in good health. Louie was
brought to the MSPCA to be PTS for too many medical reasons; luckily
the vet there did not feel it was warranted and they contacted Yorkies
Inc to see if we could take him. Louie is far from a sickly dog! All
Louie needed was a neuter and updating on vaccines. He lost all of his
teeth prior to coming into rescue, with bone loss on his bottom jaw,
most likely due to no prior dental care, but that has not stopped him
from being able to eat, which he loves to do and could actually loose a
couple of pounds. Louie loves to be with people, always looking
to be patted and if you stop he lets you know that he wants more. Louie
enjoys being outside and would love a fenced in yard to roam around in
and sun bathe. However, he does like to look for any way to escape so
he could never be outside without a watchful eye and a very secured
fenced yard. He also enjoys going for walks. Louie gets along well with
the other dogs in the house and once in awhile you can find him in the
same bed, but he has no interest in playing with them He does
need work on house training and feel that might have been the reason he
was turned in. While Louie has made good progress with the house
training we are not sure if he will ever be fully house trained, but
his loving personality by far makes up for this. Louie is ready and
looking for his new forever home! If you have any questions please
write to firstname.lastname@example.org If you are
interested in being considered for Louie please submit an
TT is a 3 year old female
Yorkie who weighs 4 lbs. TT was going to be a show dog but she was too
small and timid for the ring. TT loves to play with other small dogs
her size and therefore we are looking for a home that has two other
small playful dogs, her size, for TT to play with and bring her out of
her shell. Once comfortable TT has a more outgoing personality and will
give kisses, play with toys and the other dogs, run in the yard and
want to be held. However, there will be an adjustment period
before her new homes sees this side of her and at times she is still
very shy and skittish in her foster home. Due to this we are looking
for a home with no children as their fast movement and activity would
be too much for TT. TT is pretty well pee pad trained and her new
home should be willing to use them as well. She will go when
outside however, she prefers to use the pee pad and often uses it after
being out. TT loves running in a fenced yard and would like her new
home to have a secured yard. She will need further work walking on a
leash, as this still makes her nervous. TT loves to ride in the car and
readily jumps in a dog bag with her foster siblings to go. If you live
in New England and would like to be considered for TT please submit an
application. Any questions please write to email@example.com
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 &
Shirley Geis & "Simi"
Nazi Masoum ~ In memory of "Cupid"
Nancy McCannell & Mary Madden
Tracey Roselli ~ In memory of "Britney"
Louise & Jim Thomas
Kathie, Zach, “Molly’, “Olivia” & “Tigger”
Rennie & Robin Mirollo
Sherryl Butler & Lynn Young
Karen Richards and "Abby Rose"~ in memory of "Rosie May"
Ruth "Cookie" Rietveld-Kirwan
Lee Ann Christ
Julio Quintana Rizzo & Ruben
Montana Lopez ~ in memory of "Dante"
Jeannie Moriarty ~ in loving memory of my "Ollie"
Wendy Scott & Jim Smith
Carol Ieronimo ~ in memory of "Henry"
Glenn & Diane Petersen
Suzanne Eaton in loving memory of "Abbey"
Richard Rosenstein & Jody Abrams
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
the life of one dog may not change the world, but the world will surely
change for that one dog"