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Cathie. She played with Theo yesterday and they enjoy walking
together. She loves going on the leash that's in our front
yard with him too. She slept well in her crate all night. Just
cried for 15 minutes but we remained tough on her. So far so
good. She slept all night in her crate (cried for 15 minutes
then was done). Perked up a lot late afternoon and Theo
"taught" her his favorite fetch game and how he drops the
ball down the stairs for us. They love walking together. Is
she house trained? She has about 5 accidents in the house
yesterday but i think it was excitement. If not just give me a
heads up so we know to train her. It seemed to only happen
when she was excited so probably what it is. Ill send a video
of them playing.
Theo and Yoko have been playing for about 20 minutes.
They were chasing each other earlier. They also went to my
neighbors fenced in yard and played with their 2 dogs. I
think they will sleep good tonight!
11/3: OMG. They played for 1 1/2 hours last night.
Chasing, wrestling, tug. I have NEVER seen Theo play
like that. They both looked so happy. Jealousy from Theo
is no longer an issue too. It is so much fun!
Hello, Cathie, I couldn't resist this update.....after you
left, Rufus settled into his bed with your blanket. Before he
jumped in, I took his diaper off, had the pee pads down, and
then he jumped into my lap. I pet him for a bit, didn't hold
tight in case he wanted to be free, and he stayed on my lap.
Then he settled into his bed. I went out for a little over an
hour to Ocean State, picked up he new doggie palace, see
photo attached, and well, there he is, calm, quiet, and I
think a bit pooped from the day. He was calm as I came and
went from the kitchen. He has not barked once....
I will update you again tomorrow and see how the night goes.
I bought a pooch purse, looks just like a tote with netting
and a zip closure on top. Can't wait to we are ready to use
Cathie, thank you so much for all the wonderful information,
tips, and especially your dedication and love to these needy
innocent canine souls. Till tomorrow......
10/27:Hi, Cathie! Well, lil Rufus is a dream!!! Not a
peep, stayed in his palace. He had BM on the pee pad
overnight, but, I noticed he peed on the bed you provided. He
did it twice, so I had to wash it. Yesterday after you left,
we went out into the yard and he peed twice, gave treats and
right back inside. Today I was up around 6:30am, and took him
outside, peed like a good boy, lots of praise and treats. So,
I am doing this every other hour. The second time out, he had
a major BM outside, lots of pees as he sniffed around the
yard. The little Pom upstairs is a male, and I think he goes
in the grass outside so that helps little Rufus. The third
time out, he went back to the same spots, and when he came
back in, I put the diaper on and let him run in the house. He
had a blast! So happy! Jumping into my lap and even gave
kisses. He is at my feet most of the time, so after about an
hour of play and investigating, we went out again, good boy,
and back in for a rest, back to the kitchen. He does not
bark!! Even when the kids upstairs trudged in! He's so laid
back, but alert and super smart. I love him soooooo much! I
cannot believe my luck Cathie! So, what is the name of the
spray for his teeth? I am about to order his food online and
the rose geranium, since we seem to be getting good at being
on the leash for pees! Thanks for checking in and I will keep
you posted on our progress!
Cathie, We are progressing nicely, moving in the right
direction. He pooped twice outside yesterday and no poop on
the pad overnight last night and went as soon as we got
outside this morning. So, he seems to be holding it until we
go out. At least, it seems that way. But, he is still missing
the pads with his pee overnight. Seems to be marking in the
same place (close to his second bed, near the radiator) even
after I used a Clorox clean up. So, I need to address that
somehow. One thing last night I noticed, though he may have
done it the first night and I was too sound asleep to hear. A
low moan, almost like he was going to 'mooooo" or even howl,
but, he did it a couple of times. He was out of his crate,
sitting by the barricade. He only did it a couple of times.
Could be he heard the Pom upstairs, barking, for 2 hours
straight at 3 am. He kept me awake. I don't know how they
stand it, it must keep everyone up there awake. So, after he
comes in from his major outing, I put the diaper on and let
him roam around. Today, he was more tentative about coming
into the living room. Dashed into the bathroom and my bedroom,
jumped around for just 2 minutes and booked it back to the
kitchen. I called him and he stayed in the kitchen. I went
into the kitchen, he jumped up and I carried him into the
living room and held him on my lap where he rolled on his back
and let me pet his tummy and he fell asleep. But, then back
to the kitchen and into his crate, rolling around. It's still
his safe haven and I will let him take it slowly as he gets
comfy with the space. I'll check in later!
Still making progress. I forgot to tell you one of my
girlfriends stopped by yesterday evening and he went right up
to her, sniffed, wagged his tail. Very curious. He does not
bark. But, he's alert, hears everything, yet calm, and
We just came in from our evening walk around the yard. Good
boy all around. He's getting used to going out often. No poops
in the house since day one. Let him have run of the house with
his diaper on, came into the bathroom while I showered, but,
is still not fully comfortable coming into the living room
unless I pick him up and put him on my lap. He stayed on my
lap on his back for a full hour while I pet his tummy. He was
on Cloud 10!
CHat tomorrow. Hope all is well with you!
not being too premature, I think we can say this is a done
deal. He seems so happy. Soooo affectionate! He jumps in my
lap, rubsI his face all over, rolling around in my lap. Giving
more kisses. Still does not bark. Quiet last night. Eats so
fast, he scares me. When I came home from work this morning,
he had used the pads, pees only, missed, but always in the
same spot. We were outside for a good 30 minutes, pees only. I
stayed out long waiting for the poo, but, I guess he didn't
have to do it. Came in, and fully expected him to poo indoors
but he didn't. Just went out again after his dinner, and big
poo outside. Good boy! Our routine is, right after his major
poo outside, his nappy goes on and I give him run of the
house. Slowly getting comfy. I'm not pushing him. Just
allowing him to quietly sniff around. Keeps returning to home
base, but, comes back into the dining room, living room to
investigate. Thanks, again, Cathie. I'm so very happy with
this little guy......
boys are settling down nicely. I brought out a bunch of puppy
beds and we had a slumber party in the living room. We all
took a little siesta! After napping together we pretty much
all became best friends....
10/16:They did wonderful!!! I'm amazed at how comfortable
they are here! You'd think they'd been living here a year.
No anxiety, no barking; it's great! Donny has given me his
trust and now wants to be held continuously. Oliver is doing
better with Munchie and loves to be cuddled! Also, my
parents are already in love with the boys from their
pictures (did I mention they're over the top animal lovers?)
and want to replace our fence as a housewarming gift for
10/18: Cathie, We had another good night together. We
had a slumber party again and slept on the living room
floor. At around 5 am Donny got out of bed and starting
circling by the back door. I got up, took him out and he
pooped! It was so exciting!! And now the neighbors think I’m
crazy because I was dancing and singing with a dog in my
pajamas. Oliver has got pooping outside figured out now as
of this morning. However, he will come inside and
immediately pee on the pee pad. I don’t want to discourage
that behavior because he is being good using the pee pad.
I’m just waiting till he pees outside and we’ll do a big
They play so sweetly together and snuggle in their beds together when
they’re tired. It’s so joyful to watch. They are both
extremely loving lap dogs and give tons of kisses. Donny has
completely come out of his shell, and they both turn me to
0/19: Good evening Cathie, So today was the first time the
boys were left alone. I went to work for my 12 hour shift,
but Brian came home in the afternoon. They did great! I
blocked off the back hallway/bathroom area of the main floor
with a baby gate and filled it with beds, toys, water, and
pee pads. They used their pee pads and had no accidents and
Brian said they seemed happy and stress free when he let
them out. They slept well through the night, this time in
our bedroom on the floor with me. In the morning they
followed me to the bathroom and sat in a dog bed while I got
ready. After they get more practice with the puppy stairs,
we’ll be ready to try sleeping in the bed. I was so happy to
come home from work and be greeted with sloppy puppy kisses.
I ordered the Artemis food and extra pee pads on amazon
prime. I’m hoping they get here before the weekend!!
10/31:Hi Cathie! The boys are doing great! They had their
wellness exams and are fit as fiddles. They made quite an
impression at the vet’s office... everyone was quite taken
with their sweet faces, and we gave our permission to put
their pics on the office website. Munchie is obsessed with
her new brothers already, especially Oliver. She will let
him lick her face, which blows me away. And she is also
sleeping in the bed with us, so our bed is very happy and
crowded! I’ve started on night shift already and I think
it’s been great for the boys to always have someone at
home. I’m surprised at how quickly they’ve settled into
their surroundings. My in laws visited this past weekend and
they were perfectly comfortable with house guests. We’re
still working on potty training and teaching the baby what
he can and can’t chew, but we’re very happy and we know
we’ve made the right choice in adopting two pups. Here’s a
pic of them at their vet visit...
Thank you so much for the beautiful addition to our family.
We couldn't of asked for a more perfect dog. Jewel is
loving and so cuddly. She adores being the center of our
attention. In turn, we love giving her all of this
attention. This is the most gentleness dog I have ever had.
We just returned from our vet with an A+. The staff in the
office just fell in love with her. They are so happy for
Tom and myself that you blessed us with this beautiful dog.
When asked about our dog, all I have to say that her name
says it all. She is a true Jewel. Thank you so much for
making our family complete again.
and Mary Jane McDougall
Hi, We adopted Theo little over a month ago
from his foster mom, Kerri, at Yorkies placement service. We
had been reading about him and following up on his progress
through Pet Finders since the beginning of the year when he
was saved by Yorkies Inc. after he was hit by a car. We fell
in love with him instantly when we saw his pictures and what
he had endured. When he came to meet us with his foster mom,
Kerri, it was love at first sight and I knew from that day
that I wanted him to be part of our family. Although he is
afraid of meeting new people and noises he is starting to
learn to overcome these things and that we are always there
for him and love him dearly. He walks twice a day, enjoys
playing and riding in the car. When he is not doing these he
enjoys snuggling up with us on the couch. Since my husband is
home all day with him he calls him his buddy! We are so
thankful that we had the opportunity to adopt him and that he
will be able to live a long happy life with us!
Nancy & David
Kerri, He is doing much better with eating! I read the flyer
that you gave me on what add ins I can use. He usually
cleans his bowl. He is the highlight of our day! He loves
to walk, play and cuddle with both of us! He also loves to
ride in the car! Just trying to work on his paws
getting wiped when wet. He is usually patience with brushing
him also. I will bring him by the groomers and see when she
wants to trim him. She had
said to hold off for awhile until he gets used to
everything. She also does dog training so we are going to
have some lessons. Has he been to a
groomer and if so ,did he have any fear problems? PS Sent
some new photos but don't worry the one in the back yard is
my neighbors fenced in yard playing. I would never let him
Hi Kerrianne, I wanted to give you an update and couple of
photos for Happy Tails! Haley, formerly Dancer, is just such a
She sleeps in bed next to me and Levi every night. She loves
exploring the yard especially checking out the bunnies !!
She's doing great with the house training. The only accidents
have been in front of the door so she knows where she's
supposed to be heading. She and Levi love cuddling up on the
couch together just like old friends. I'm taking her for her
suture removal in a few days and her incision looks great.
She's been pretty good at leaving it alone. We couldn't be
happier!!!Here are a couple of photos. One of Haley & Levi
hanging out on the sand area of the yard being dirty dogs!!
so much for everything!!! Sara Turner
Dancer front & Levi rear (also adopted from Yorkies Inc.)
Chris w/Jasper & Ashling w/Tommy (also adopted from Yorkies
Inc.) & Peyton (front)
Kerri & Laura,
We are so happy to have found
"our little girl." Payton mapped our home within 2 days. She
loves her time outside in our yard and family cuddle time on
the couch. Her brothers: Tommy and Jasper weren't so sure when
we first brought her home, especially Tommy due to having to
share mommy's lap, but now Tommy falls asleep with her on
mommy's lap with one paw resting over her. The first few days
Payton wasn't so sure about her biggest brother, Jasper, as he
is 80% blind and mostly deaf, due to his senior citizen
status, surprising her unintentionally when walking by or near
her. Payton and Jasper love exploring our yard together. Now,
if Jasper is nearby she checks her location to him using her
nose. Even if she doesn't need to go to the bathroom, she begs
to go outside and lay in the sun. She lets the boys know when
someone is at the door and her humans know when treats are
taking too long. She and Tommy compete to see who can give
their humans the most kisses before bedtime. She has brought
so much happiness to our home. Thank you Yorkies Inc. for
saving and caring for our little girl. Ashling & Chris
w/Tia & Margo w/Mason
Well good morning. I was just coming up to the computer to
jot you a quick note letting you know that all is well
here. Believe they have settled in very nicely, we have a
routine now, and boy do they know what is coming next! :)
First thing we do in the morning (around 5 am) is go outside
to potty, both are doing exceptionally well in that area,
next is medications, and then breakfast. After they have
eaten, then curl up in my lap as I’m eating, and we snuggle
for an hour or so, then I’m off doing my thing, Ron is up
and they are with him until he get’s busy, then they have
the run of the whole kitchen. We have gotten additional
gates so we can block off the big kitchen and they have free
reign to move freely about. I still keep their little pen
up for them incase they want to go inside for “quiet” time,
and I put them in there for night time as that is what they
are use to and seem more comfortable in the smaller space.
They are eating well, drinking well, playing and acting like
they have been here for years! Whenever Ron and/or I are
sitting, they are in our laps.
Both are going to be groomed on Monday. I took them both
for a meet and great with Sam my groomer, and she was very
comfortable with Mason’s issues, in fact she does a little
Pomeranian who can’t stand at all, and she and another
groomer do her together, which is what she is going to do
with Mason. I feel very comfortable leaving them with her,
as I have known her and used her services for years. On the
23rd we visit the new vet, anxious to see what she things
have noticed that when Tia pee pees she only goes a small
amount, is this normal for her, or should I have the vet do
another analysis, she is drinking well. Other than this, we
have no issues, they love Andrew, and seem to love being
here, and goodness knows, we love having them. Thank you
for allowing us to take them as I know it was a very
difficult decision for you and John to let them go. We will
send some new pictures soon.
Have a wonderful weekend, and hugs to you both.
Margo & Ron
w/Theodore & Snickers
Theo continues to do well and we are happy with his progress.
Guess we all just needed some time to settle down and also to
do more grieving for Shyanne. Theo has fit in so well to our
household and likes to do all the things that we like. He is a
good dog and really is well behaved. You were so right that he
is a people dog and he especially loves other dogs as well. We
were so lucky to get such a great dog and we love him so much
already. Thanks again Yorkies Inc. for all you did for us all.
Theo is a keeper for sure!! Our best to everyone and the pups,
Pam and Brian
Prince w/Joe & Lucy
Mae now Nora
We are so delighted to welcome Nora to the family! She fit
in immediately. After losing our beloved Finn in 2016
(Maltese just shy of 10 years old) we all felt a huge void.
Our 9 year old Bichon-Maltese mix loves playing & our 11
year old Yorkie Jackson loves napping. Nora loves doing both
things with both! We have never had a female so trying to
get used to not always saying, "ok boys!" Nora's sweet
personality is so great! She's happy to see everyone and is
getting spoiled rotten! Needs work with potty training, but
with the nice weather approaching & crate training she will
catch on soon enough.
Thank you Yorkies Inc again (our 3rd adoption)
Nora and her
favorite buddy Wally
Jackson & Wally Snuggling
Eddy & Rio
I am Eddy and this is my foster brother Rio, we just got
adopted to a very nice mom and dad. We have a nice yard to
play in with lots of toys. We go for walks and car rides, we
also keep mom and dad warm in a nice big bed. Rio likes to
steal shoes and moms glasses and I kind of like to torment my
brother but mom and dad love us just the same. Daddy is
teaching Us how to sit for a snack, I think we're going to be
very happy here. I hope all the other rescue dogs gets a nice
home too. And Rio and I would like to thank Kerri, our foster
mom for taking care of us until we found our forever home.
Hugs and kisses❤️
Thank you Yorkies Inc, for our new Furry Baby Tyson. We love
him so much. Tyson is a love bug, and we can't help spoiling
Keith w/Rianna(Reddy) & Lisa w/Alma
don't know if you can see these very clearly but our new baby
has been on her bed next to the fireplace for well over an
hour. She fits right in. Has already been trying to jump on
the chairs and the couch to get up to be with Alma and she
started spinning around so I thought maybe that meant she
wanted to eat and she did. She ate every bit . She knows where
the water bowl is. She did do PeePee on the rug but that's OK
we're working on that. She lays next to Alma. So I think this
is a wonderful match. Thank you so much. I will be in touch. I
am so happy I just wanted to send you this now.
are calling her Rianna and she already knows her name. I read
about how to help a pet recognize a new name. I love when she
lifts her head high when she wants to be pet there. I love her
and I am thrilled that Alma loves her too and Keith of course.
Alma loving her so much was the topping on the cake! Lisa
3/25: Is it Official??!! Am I officially Lisa & Keith's
baby and Alma's Little sissy now? Love, Rianna
Yes! Yeah! Woot hoot! Ruff Ruff! I know it's official because
I heard Rianna bark today and a little growl while having fun
playing with Alma and Keith, the first time that we ever heard
her make so much fun sounds - just a little bark or two and
some fun growly sounds. Thank you so much I will still
periodically send you pictures.
was terrific on the flight. She is starting to really feel at
home. Been using the potty pad and loves to sleep with her
Blankey. She's just lurking around the house. Sir peanut is
still a little flipped out but they're starting to get along
quickly. Thank you so much for allowing us to adopt Willow.
Willow/w Rich & Jody w/ Sir (also adopted from Yorkies Inc.)
Update 4/18:Dear Cathie, Here is a picture of Richard
holding our new daughter Willow, and me holding Sir Peanut.
Willow I believe is the 4th Happy Tail in our love story with
Yorkie's Inc. This note is sooo long overdue. Willow is just
one little lump of love. We are so very happy to have her. My
Vet, who adores Yorkies, said she is about the most perfect
one he's ever seen... no knee problems, no health problems, as
sweet as can be. What else could you ask for.
When Rich first brought Willow home, she was very scared. We
didn't know why. She resisted touch and I was concerned that
someone or another dog had mistreated her in the past.
Initially, Sir Peanut was none too happy to see her either,
and for the first two nights, Sir Peanut, another Yorkies Inc.
alum, literally slept on top of me cuddled up tight shaking
and Willow attached herself to me or to Richard, going back
and forth during the night for comfort. She peed our bed, but
it happened only the once. Willow soon found her niche in our
family and became increasingly comfortable on the bed that she
shares with us and the space that she shares with Sir, who
sleeps on bean bag pillows and baby blankets. While Willow
enjoys cuddling with Sir, she also enjoys cuddling with me or
with Rich. We are all very much a pack.
During the day, Sir Peanut enjoys going out onto our screened
in lanai (that's Florida talk for "fancy" porch) and sunning
himself, then running back in and getting a drink of water.
Willow loves to run around in the protected outdoors with Sir.
Willow is not as much a sun worshiper as Sir Peanut. Willow
likes to find some shade on the outdoor carpet and nap, or
better, find a lap. Willow also enjoys riding in the dog
carriage with Sir around the neighborhood. She is naturally
curious from afar. Rich and I have always worn front packs and
carried our Yorkies in them. Willow loves being carried in a
front pack. Rich and I each have one. Downtown Delray Beach is
a very dog-positive community. We can dine outside with the
dogs with each of us carrying one. We can also shop this way
too. There are many fancy dog shops. I would have purchased
this beautiful dog bed that was shaped like a black sports car
if I thought the Willow and Sir Peanut would have slept in it.
Instead, we bought a king-size temper-pedic bed for the
family. Willow and Sir also have a huge temper-pedic dog bed
too. Willow is every bit part of the family. Rich put it best,
"She's my little girl."
Willow's favorite pastime is getting a full on belly rub. She
especially likes having her armpits and her tushie (behind)
rubbed. Willow is not a kisser, but she likes to put her nose
to yours and sniff.
Willow has the most gorgeous eyes. When she looks at you, it's
as though she can read your mind, or look into your soul. We
are all a pack at this point. Willow unlearned her potty pad
skills, but she is quickly retraining and is currently going
to basic training with Richard so she can teach him how to
behave! Thanks Cathie for everything! Jody Abrams & Rich
Ruben w/Yoyo now "Diego" & Julio w/Patrick also adopted from
Diego has been with us for two weeks now. His adjustment has
been fast. I think it helps Patrick is around to show him his
new “accommodations” and “patterns to follow”. The first day
he went outside to the patio, he could not understand it and
he was afraid, by the second day after he realized what
Patrick was doing, he just followed his lead and now he runs
out after Patrick and they both do what needs to be done. He
has been trying to make Patrick play with him for two weeks
but no luck so far. He will engage for 1-2 minutes and then
he goes away to do his own stuff. He adjusted easily to food
schedule, at first he did not make sense of the “raw vegetable
snacks” but within two days he started enjoying his carrots,
zucchini and broccoli, he actually likes it.
I am not sure if he had spend a day without people in the
house but the first couple days we could see in the security
camera he was running around from the moment we left to the
moment we came back. By the end of his first week, he learned
to take “naps” during the day.One more time, thank you for
letting us take Diego and I will keep you posted in our future
trips (he needs to start filling his little passport to catch
up with Patrick).
Julio Quintana-Rizzo & Ruben Montano-Lopez