A note about our
Yorkies Inc has always provided the best
care and done the absolute most to insure that each pup has been given
every opportunity to be well, rehabilitated and placed in their own
forever home. However, we have found that at times even with these
wonderful homes it is not fair to expect someone to take on the
emotional and financial responsibility of a terminal pup or a dog with
extremely high expenses with an unsure future that may need continuous
care and monitoring. With these rare circumstances in mind we
have started our "Forever Foster" program. These very special
pups will remain in their foster homes and be cared for and loved for
life. Their medical expenses will covered by Yorkies Inc and the foster
home will be providing the physical care and emotional well being,
along with all the treats, toys, family time and most importantly,
If you would like
to become a special part of one these little pupsí
lives please consider becoming a Sponsor. A Sponsor can make monetary
donations or provide supplies for their use in the Forever Foster Home.
All monetary and material donations will go to the particular Forever
specified. As a Sponsor your name will be listed under the
pup you choose to help. If you have felt helpless before with being
unable to adopt, or unable to have the time to care for a rescue, for
whatever reason, but would like to help, now is your chance to
become a Sponsor. Our little pups depend on you!
If you prefer to mail a check or
money order send to the address below.
Be sure to include the name of the pup you want to sponsor.
80 Theresa St.
In Memory of "Cupid" our first "Forever Foster"
If you can not adopt a homeless pup, please
consider sponsoring one. Our Forever Fosters need care too!
Pixie came to us in March of
2015. She was just 8 months old and was having problems walking. We
took her to Tufts in Grafton to see both an internal specialist and a
neurologist. After both Xrays and MRI it was discovered that little
Pixie had AAI or Atlanto Axial Subluxation/Instability. This meant
either a very risky surgery even for an average sized Yorkie or she
lives her life in a neck brace. After seeing two other neurologists to
hear their opinions, it was decided that she was doing so well in the
neck brace that we would not pursue surgery. Part of this decision was
based her size (just 1.7lbs full grown) and the fact she had other
skeletal abnormalities. This included shortened ribs on her right side
and multiple holes in the back of her skull...possibly an injury that
caused the AAI. She also has an elongated soft palate that sometimes
makes her breathing labored. Her spirit is in true Yorkie fashion and
she has a wonderful personality despite all she has been dealt.
Pixie is now almost 3 years old and has waited a long time to find her
While during this time Pixie has settled in nicely and is doing well in
her foster home,
there have been continued concerns about her breathing and
overall health which has made her in need of a constant watchful
eye. Because she continues to be such a fragile pup and will always
require special care and attention it has been decided that Pixie will
remain with us at Yorkies Inc. as a "Forever Foster".
~ RIP 11/21/16
Sweet Lola has been severely
neglected weighing in at just 3.4lbs!!! She was rescued
by a couple who got her out of the situation and got her shaved down to
remove all the mats and fleas she was infested with. They then called
us right away! She is emaciated and could barely stand. We thought she
was blind because she was so weak she was walking into things and
stumbling, barely able to stand. She was immediately seen by our vet
and had a full exam and blood work. Her kidney enzyme levels were high
so we also did a full urinalysis and culture. We are treating her
currently with an antibiotic for a slight UTI and will follow up in
three weeks to be sure it's clear. In the meantime she is slowly
gaining some much needed weight and her strength is coming back. She is
showing her personality and she is just a love...so grateful for her
warm, clean bed and yummy food. She doesn't have any teeth so she's
getting the luxury of special canned food. We aren't really sure of her
age...originally we thought much older because of her condition but now
we suspect between 6-8yo. Ideally her weigh should be more like 6lbs.
Please keep Lola in your thoughts and consider becoming a Friend to
Lola to help with vetting expenses.
Updated 8/31/16: Lola is gaining
weight and getting stronger! She's done the course of antibiotics and
will be retested in a couple weeks. Look how much better she looks
already! Thank you to all who have supporter her recovery with
Update 9/20/16: Lola's urinalysis came back NORMAL infection is gone!!!
We will now just repeat blood work to be sure the kidney values that
were elevated are also back to normal and there's nothing else going
Update 10/14/16: Lola continues to do well and has slowly gained
weight. We rechecked her kidney values and unfortunately they are
still pretty elevated. She is going back to the vets for another urine
culture to see if maybe there is still infection. Please keep her in
your thoughts and prayers as we are concerned with these elevated
numbers she has kidney disease. Thank you.
11/3/2016: Lola's kidney values are still high and it has been
determined that she is in the early stages of renal failure. We have
her on a special diet and supplements along with a potassium binder.
She isn't showing any signs right now and we are thrilled about that.
But she will need close monitoring by a vet. We have decided that the
best thing for her is to remain in her current foster home where she is
loved and is being spoiled. She has become a "Forever Foster" If you'd
like to help us with on going expenses that would be very much
appreciated. Please send positive thoughts her way
11/21/16: We are very sad to report that Lola lost her battle with
kidney disease today. She left us knowing she was loved and in the arms
of her foster mom. We want to thank all who came to her side with
donations, We also want to extend a special "thank you" to Laura and
Richard Cavilla who opened their heart and home to Lola first as a
foster, but then as a forever foster home. It takes a special home to
take on a pup they know won't be around for a long time...especially
after experience the loss of their own pup fairly recently. Still they
never hesitated to say YES to Lola! They were her angels on earth!
Friends of "Lola"
Kathy Greene & Linda
Quintiliani in memory of "Sprouty"
Ron & Donna Smith
Marvin & Kreen Reckart
Lisa McKay & Jeanette Garcia in memory of "Sprout"
Scott & Sue Jenkins
Rich Rosenstein & Jody Abrams
Kim Condon in memory of "Finn Condon"
Brenda & Walter & "Sasha
& Mollie" Bissonette-Cwiek
Ruth Molin & Lisa Geis
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Forever Fosters ~