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.-$900. 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 $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.
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
M. Cathy Bauer
OdysseyRE Foundation/Tracia Amicucci
Wendy Scott & Jim Smith
Brenda & Walter and "Sasha
& Mollie" Bissonette-Cwiek
Sherry & Susan Chauvin
Ruth Molin & Lisa Geis
This graphic photo shows the wound to Daisy's ear because of
Daisy w/ Dr Bille that
refused to give up on her
Daisy is a 9 year old, 16 lb
female Yorkie who was brought to Tufts University to be put to sleep by
her owners. She was suffering from an open wound which was caused by
ear infection that had been severely neglected for years. Due to this
neglect it has now turned into a serious infection beyond anything
antibiotics alone can treat. Her left ear has become necrotic (the
cells in the ear have died). Besides this horrific infection Daisy was
also covered in matts, soaked in urine and overall not well cared for.
Despite the obvious pain this poor little girl had to be in, she was
nothing but sweet and patient while being examined. Luckily the
examining vet would not put Daisy down without first seeing if rescue
would be willing to take on Daisy and the expensive surgery and vetting
that she will need. Once Yorkie's Inc heard Daisy's story and saw the picture of
her ear we couldn't say no, she needed us! We felt after years
of neglect she needed a chance with someone who'd care. Daisy is
going to need a total ear canal ablation surgery (TECA) on both ears and a lot
of post medical care. We
couldn't turn our back on Daisy and we hope you won't either.
Please consider making a donation to Daisy's vetting expenses.
Daisy deserves to live a pain free life! All friend's of Daisy will be
Minnie is a sweet Yorkie-Poodle
mix who is around 11 years old and weighs 6 lbs. Minnie's family could
no longer keep her and asked Yorkies Inc to find her a new loving
forever home. Minnie gets along fine with other dogs, but prefers to be
with people. She would do great in a home as an only with someone home
to sit on the couch and cuddle with. Minnie uses a pee pad and will go
outside. She loves to be outside and would love to be able to explore
in your yard (with you there due to her small size). She rides well in
the car and enjoys walking on a leash. Minnie still needs
further vetting before she is ready for her new home. She has a heart
murmur and is going to the cardiologist for an echocardiogram before
being placed in her new home. If you have any questions about Minnie
please write to
email@example.com If interested in being considered to adopt please
fill out an application.
5/8/15 Minnie saw the
cardiologist and had an echocardiogram. While we knew Minnie had a
heart murmur, we were not expectingto hear that Minnie has heart
disease. She was diagnosed with chronic valvular, mitral valve and
tricuspid valve disease. Minnie will need to be on two heart
medications for the rest of her life and be monitored for congestive
heart failure (CHF) and heart arrhythmia ( very fast heart rate). We
were saddened to hear this news, especially that had she seen the
cardiologist when the murmur was first detected and was monitored
properly for this condition and started medications sooner most likely
her hear disease would not be as advanced as it is now. The
cardiologist cannot predict the progression of her disease and
she still needs a few more diagnostic tests, but we will be looking for
a forever foster home for Minnie with Yorkies Inc. This home needs to
live in New England, have small dog experience (preferably with heart
issues, but not required) and a loving and caring home for a
sweet little girl. Minnie's vetting has been costly and she still
needs further diagnostic vetting. Due to the heart disease and the
medications Minnie will also need to be followed by a veterinarian. If
you would like to make a donation to Minnie's vetting it would be
appreciated. All friends of Minnie will be listed below.
Meet Fiona A 6 month old, full
breed, female Maltese who weighs in at 3.5lbs! We expect her to remain
small likely around 5lbs. This spunky little darling is full of fun and
energy and loves to be close. She is healthy and just had a spay and
was updated on all vaccines. She is also micro chipped and heartworm
and Lyme tested negative. She is just a puppy so she is still working
on house training but doing well. We would like to place her in a home
with another small dog as she is use to having a playmate and would be
lost without another pup. We would also like to see her in a safely
fenced yard. If you are interested in adopting Fiona please submit an
This is sweetness is Bambi a 1yo
pure breed Papillion female. Bambi weighs aprox 10lb and is healthy.
She does well with kids, other small dogs and even cats! She is crate
and leash trained and loves a fenced yard. She is house trained as
well. Bambi needed to find a new home through no fault of her own...the
previous owner is babysitting her granddaughter who is allergic. Bambi
is spayed and will be up dated on all vaccines and micro chipped. If
you are looking for an ideal sized dog as a companion Bambi may just be
the perfect fit! If interested in adopting please submit an adoption
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com If you are
interested in being considered for Louie please submit an
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"