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!

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Friends of "Pixie"

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


This graphic photo shows the wound to Daisy's ear because of neglected infection        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 listed below.

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Friends of "Daisy"

Jean Asadorian
Jillian Simpson
Vicky Tierney
Hyeran Kim
Kathy Greene & Linda Quintiliani
Shannon Cunningham
Diane Soditis
Catherine & Winston Hobson
Merri McNeal
Dr S B Gooljar
Alec McLure
Joanne Vogel
Patricia Gonzalez-Powell
Vicki Dykes
Brenda Van Valen
Dorothy Constantino
Carla Chamberlain
Mark Seliger
David Hobson
Chena Garrison
Debra Lucey
Janice Tomlin
Judith McClure
Janice Beaman
Joan Sansone
Rennie & Robin Mirollo
Adrian Amador
Kim Condon
Brenda & Walter and "Sasha & Mollie" Bissonette-Cwiek
Janet Rochlin
Pam Hickey
Dawn & George Dupuis
Vanessa Caramelo-Harvey
Linda Freedman
Kellie Wallace
Jacqueline Riley
Eileen Moss
Isabel Morra
Jill Garvey
Kelly Miller

Jodi Pilles
Harriet Stich
Marina Soucy
Sherry & Susan Chauvin
Ruth Molin & Lisa Geis
Debra Flynn
Maria Cavaliere Lovello
Shirley Geis
Cheryl Almeida
Rosanna Bayonet
Maria Cavaliere Lovello
Judith Brill-Ruszala
Ann Ezekiel
Lawrence Calisi
Anita Konick
Kimberly Allard-Moccia & Kimberly Moccia
Stephen Glass
Edward Raney
Tim & Sue Monahan in memory of our "Daisy" dod 3/10/14
Conny Devanney
"Daisy & Petunia"
Catherine Sharbaugh
Judith Rutkowski
Lisa Geis & Ruth Molin
Rosemarie Simons
LeeAnn Christ
Dan & Pat Kelly
Debra Cairdello
Ruth "Cookie" Rietveld-Kirwan
Karen Williams
Elin Whittier
Celine Fountaine
Deborah Hotchkiss
Judith Mazza
Sallie Changery
Vicky Emmons
Margaret-Mary Romero
Habouba Assad




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 kerri@yorkiesinc.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.

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Friends of "Minnie"

Diane Soditis
Patrizia Griggs
Janice Beaman
Janice Tunney
Brenda & Walter and "Sasha & Mollie" Bissonette-Cwiek
Eileen Moss
Jill Garvey
Kelly Miller
Lauren Bina-Chotalal
Ruth "Cookie" Rietveld-Kirwan
Erik Ebert



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 adoption application.


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 application

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 kerri@yorkiesinc.com If interested in being considered for the pair please submit an application.


Meet 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 kerri@yorkiesinc.com If you are interested in being considered for Louie please submit an application. 

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

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 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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