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.-$750. 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!
Waffles is a 2 year old terrier mix who weighs around 10lbs.
Waffles was surrendered to a high kill shelter as a stray. The shelter
quickly noticed that Waffles had a stiff gait when walking and
suspected something being wrong with his back hind legs with his right
back leg often slipping out. Due to his condition, Waffles was deemed
un-adoptable by the shelter and he was put on their euthanisia
list...His only chance was for a rescue to take him. When Yorkies Inc
heard of the eminent danger Waffles was in we knew we had to save
him....just look at that face! Waffles is now safe with Yorkies
Inc. He has already been seen by two vets and will be going to an
orthopedic vet in a couple weeks for another opinion. While there is
something definitely going on with Waffles' right back leg, we are
currently trying to build up his muscle mass in his rear quarters as he
basically has none right now. It is obvious that poor Waffles has been
neglected in the past. Our vet feels that the lack of muscle mass is
most likely due to him being crated and not allowed out to run and
play. Waffles does not need to worry about that anymore! The vet would
like to see Waffles build up the muscle mass before we consider
surgery, as he will need more muscle to be able to rehab properly. At
this time it also is unclear if it is truly a hip issue or possibly a
spine issue which would require Waffles to see a neurologist. Please
consider becoming a friend of Waffles to help cover his vetting
expenses. All friends will be listed below. Thank you.
update 5/13 : Waffles has been seen by our orthopedic surgeon
and he feels he would not consider surgery at this time. His
issue seems to have been inherited or part of his early months
and has healed over. Waffles seems to be doing very well on
supplements. Dr Kochin felt he likely will remain the same
with good diet and staying on the supplements. However should
anything change in Waffles future we will be there for him. We
will have it in his adoption contract that should he need
surgery in the future that Yorkies Inc will cover it through
our surgeon. Waffles is an amazing dog and has been through
soo much. This little guy has warmed our hearts with his
personality and to see so many wanting the best for him.
Waffles would be GREAT as mascot dog in a gift shop, office or
Inn. He'd also be a fantastic therapy dog in a hospital or
even psychology office...his easy going personality and calm
nature make him perfect for young and old alike. We don't
think he'd be a good playmate for a home with young kids
because of his low energy but he does wonderful with them even
very young that just want to sit an snuggle. Of course he
would also be a welcome addition and an easy dog in any home.
He does well with other dogs and is house trained if taken out
on a regular basis. Waffles is going be one of those fosters
you hate to see go...Any questions please email
JC is a very sweet 5lb, 5 year old, (his birthday is
tomorrow 5/10) Yorkie. He loves to cuddle and loves to be on
your lap He can sleep there for hours and will although he
loves to sleep in bed with his person too! He loves to go for
walks and is good on his leash. He can also do short runs as
well...or at least use to. He''s pretty typical Yorkie and
gets excited when people visit, and barks at them coming and
going. But if given some time, he will warm up and loves the
attention. He is scared of loud sounds, especially
clapping or tapping, and prefers a lower key quiet
household. But he isn't fond of loud noises or fast movements
and the fact he wasn't raised with kids he would be best with
no young children in the home. He love his baths and will
stand quietly still for them, along with over all brushing/
grooming. He knows he is a handsome boy because he has been
told a million times. His eyes are dreamy and they are
extremely soulful. He is very sensitive and wants to please.
He loves the car, as long as he's safely in a carseat or
carrier as he doesn't really settle down otherwise. He's up
for any adventure and when you pick up the keys, he's at the
door running in circles. He's not much for toys although he
has fallen in love with only one particular toy and that will
go with him. JC will need some reinforcements with
that has never been a strong suit of Yorkies and his life has
changed a bit in the past couple years and it has suffered
because of this. He does suffer from separation anxiety and
seems to go more when he's alone. JC is healthy and neutered
and will be getting a dental and update on all vaccines before
being adopted. If you're interested in JC please submit an
adoption application on line. Any questions please email
Lyla is an adorable 7 1/2-8lb female Yorkie who will turn 3yo in
August. She is super sweet loves to cuddle but also loves to
play. She loves the fenced yard and is just ok on a
leash...with work she'd likely be fine. She'd do great
as an only or with other small dogs her size. She is house
trained if taken out on a regular basis. She was surrendered
due to a move and a baby with not much time left for Lyla.
Lyla was just spayed and updated on vaccines as well as micro
chipped and had her retained baby teeth removed. If you
think you'd like to give this sweet baby a home please submit
an adoption application. Any questions please email
Zoe is a 5 month old female Yorkie, with a full tail, who
weighs 8lbs. Zoe was surrendered due to her owner not having
the time to take care of her. Zoe is very sweet and loving.
She enjoys being near you and cuddling on the couch. She can
be a playful clumsy puppy at times, but for the most part she
is low key. Zoe becomes very nervous in the car and drools a
lot. We are hoping she will out grow this but feel Zoe would
do best in a home where long car rides are not going to be
part of her routine. Due to her young age and her former owner
not having enough time for her Zoe is still working on being
housetrained. Zoe gets along well with other dogs, but
would also be fine as an only. Zoe still needs to be fully
vetted before she is ready for her new home. If you have any
questions please write to
Scooter is an 18 month old male
Yorkie or possibly a Yorkie Poo who weighs around 4.5 lbs. We received
a plea from the MSPCA
in Boston asking us to take Scooter so he could receive the vetting he
so desperately needed due to a suspected liver shunt and bladder
stones. Of course Yorkies Inc said "yes" and immediately picked him up
from the MSPCA so he would be able to receive the vetting he needed as
both conditions could potential be fatal if left untreated. Once
Scooter was in his foster home it was immediately noted that he was
peeing blood. An appointment was made for the next morning to bile
acids test done and x-rays of his bladder to determine how many stones
he had, including the size, and location of these stones. Scooter has
been diagnosed with a liver shunt, stones in his bladder and is
cryptorchid (therefore he will need a more costly neuter). Scooter has
been put on lactulose and a prescription diet for stones. Scooter will
be going for surgery in the next couple of weeks to remove the stones,
fix the liver shunt and to be neutered. Please keep Scooter in your
thoughts and consider making a donation to help pay for his vetting as
it will be quite costly. All "Friends of Scooter" will be listed.
1/10/13: Scooter had surgery yesterday and
did well. He has the Liver shunt repaired and the stone removed. He
also had a neuter and his baby teeth removed. He was in a lot of pain
but is doing much better tonight. He's had a lot of attention and is
being pampered by the Vet techs. Please continue to keep him in your
thoughts and prayers as the first few days are the most critical.
We expect he'll be in the hospital through the weekend to recover.
1/26/13: Scooter has had his staples removed is doing very well and is
ready for his new home! This little guy is a sweetheart and would do
wonderful as an "only" companion although now that he is feeling better
he has started to play with his foster siblings. He is not a barker or
a marker and is pretty well house trained if taken out regularly. He's
a cuddler and loves attention. If interested in adopting Scooter please
submit an adoption application.
3/24/2013: Scooter is ready for Spring, and his new home. He's doing so
well and has filled out a bit since his surgery. He weighs about 5.3lbs
and this is an ideal weight for him.
This is our
newest little girl Abby.
She's an 8 year old poodle mix...with what we aren't sure. This poor
little baby seems to have a lovely disposition despite having a
severe skin issue including yeast/bacteria that is extremely
uncomfortable. She has been constantly scratching which has contributed
to her issue....she has scratched herself raw! We are currently doing
tests to determine the underlying cause. She was surrendered by her
elder owner due to the financial constraints of Abby's vetting.
We have also
started her on a special allergy
diet to calm her skin down in case of a food allergy. Abby is crate trained
and housebroken and hopefully soon will feel its better. She will
likely need more testing and will be with us until we have answers and
can clear her skin. If you would like to help us help Abby please
consider making a donation to her care. Thank you
Update 1/5/2013:Kim Condon, Abby's foster mom applied for
the Charitable Award Grant through IVG MetroWest ER Animal Hospital in
Natick MA in 2012. Yorkies Inc. was the focus of the grant since Kim
has been fostering for Yorkies Inc since 2011, after she adopted her
Maltese Finn in 2010. IVG awards grants bi-annually to employees who
volunteer, helping animals. $500 was awarded to Yorkies Inc. to help
with items needed for current and future fosters.
Update 1/25/13: Abby has improved quite a bit, but was still
itching when her cone is off so we felt we were at a stand still in her
treatment. So Abby was see at Tufts in Grafton today by Dermatologist
Dr. Lam. Some skin testing was done and it was determined that she
continues to have a Yeast/Bacterial infection of her skin and in her
ears and this is why she is still so itchy. She is now on new
medications and will need to be bathed daily with hopes to rid her of
the infection. She will need to keep her cone on until the skin issue
is resolved. Abby will need to see the doctor again in 3 weeks for a
follow up, and we are hoping by them we are seeing improvement.
She is on her way but still needs more time. We thank you for your help
with Abby's care. Even through her obvious discomfort, she is the
sweetest little girl!
Update 4/26/2013: Abby is the best dog. She sleeps in, loves
to eat her Natures Variety food & treats. Takes her Temaril P
pill every other day and has a anti itch pill as well, for
when needed. I bathe her if she gets smelly. She has 2 sprays
that help with the itching as well. When she is supervised I
take the cone off, but she does sleep with it on at night, she
is very much used to it. I keep her in a onesie to help if she
needs to scratch, to keep her skin protected.
She loves her "special chair" in our living room and has a
comfy, soft bed to sleep in at night. She walks daily & is the
BEST dog to walk, so if you're looking for a sweet dog, who
would love to be near you & if you like walks Abby would be
the perfect dog for you.
I am happy to be available for anyone wishing to adopt Abby,
for any questions about her care. She is beyond AWESOME!
Perfectly house trained and would be great as an only or with
other pals at home...she gets along with all of the many dogs
she comes in contact with.
in memory of "Spenser" Merry
Christmas ~Janice Tomlin "Bailey, Jaxson & Beatrice"
Brenda & Walter, "Sasha
& Mollie" Bissonnette-Cwiek xoxoxo
Louise & Jim Thomas
Terry & Mark Cameron & "Bailey Grace"
The Kim's and "Gemma, Rubi & Jewel"
Nancy McCannell & Mary Madden
Ruth Molin & Lisa Geis
Kathy Greene & Linda Quintiliani ~ in memory of "Millie"
In memory of "Dylan" love the Giorgio Family
Ron & Donna Smith
Cinder is a 12
week old female Yorkie-Mix who weighs 4.5 lbs. Cinder is all
puppy! She is still learning not to puppy nip and working on
her house-training. She loves to play with other dogs and
toys. She especially loves to play with her sister Ember. She
can also be a love bug and loves to give kisses and snuggle.
Due to her being an active high energy pup she would not do
well in a home well in a home with a senior or very low key
dog. Cinder still needs to be vetted before she is ready for
her new home. If you have any questions please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Ember is a 12 week old female Yorkie-Mix who weighs 5.5 lbs.
Ember is all puppy! She is still learning not to puppy nip and
working on her house-training. She loves to play with other
dogs and toys. She especially loves to play with her sister
Cinder. She can also be a cuddle bug and loves to curl up in
your lap. Due to her being an active high energy pup she would
not do well in a home well in a home with a senior or very low
key dog. Ember still needs to be vetted before she is ready
for her new home. If you have any questions please email email@example.com
Sampson is an 8 month old male
Yorkie who weighs about 3 1/2 lbs. Sampson was surrendered to Yorkies
Inc because he has an open fontanel (he has a large soft spot on the
top of his head) and is going to be seeing a neurologist for further
evaluation. He is not ready for adoption quite yet. If you have any
questions please email
Kerr@yorkiesinc.com . If you would like to become a
friend of Sampson's and help pay for his vetting please use the paypal
donation button below.
1/2/12: Sampson went to
the vets and had both a neurology consult for his open fontanel and an
ophthalmology consult for a possible case of dry eye and ulcers
on both eyes. The neurologist felt that Sampson has a mild case of
hydrocephalus and vestibular concerns. Sampson will be going back to
the neurologist for further consult and possibly x-rays of his spine.
The ophthalmologist did not see any ulcers on Sampson's eyes but
continued him on one medication for dry eye and would like to see him
again in 2-4 weeks
Update 2/1/12 Sampson went for another neurological
consultation. It was confirmed that Sampson has hydrocephalus, most
likely congenital. Sampson will need a special home that understands
hydrocephalus and what it entails. Unfortunately the prognosis of this
condition in not clear cut with no certain path that it will follow.
Some dogs live a relatively normal life others die young due to
seizures or other neurological issues. We are hoping because Sampson is
older (at 8 months) and his symptoms are not severe he will be able to
live out a happy long life, but there is no guarantee when it comes to
this disease. Sampson is a happy. goofy, clumsy, quirky puppy who loves
life and loves to snuggle with you. However, he is also very squirmy so
you need to hold him tight till he is settled and relaxed on your lap.
A normal fall or bump for a typical dog could be deadly for Sampson
because of his open fontanel. Due to this we are looking for a home
with no children and maybe only one other small dog Sampson's size. We
would not want him to accidentally get hurt while rough housing with
another dog and Sampson does like to play. Sampson still needs to be
neutered before he is ready for his new home, because of the
hydrocephalus there is a greater risk for Sampson to go under
anesthesia so we will be going to a specialty hospital for his neuter
and please keep him in your thoughts and prayers.
3-6-12 Update: Sampson has been
neutered and is ready for his new home. Sampson is looking for a very
special home that has familiarized themselves with the conditions that
Sampson has and realizes the care that could be involved as he gets
older; such as needing to go back to the neurologist and needing
medication to help control any fluid build up in the skull. A home that
already has experience with special needs will be given preference.
Right now Sampson is functioning well for a dog with
hydrocephalus and is not displaying any severe symptoms, but this
could change as he gets older. Sampson needs an adult only home as he
is too wiggly and clumsy to be in a home with children of any age.
Sampson would do well in a home with one or two other small dogs his
size. Sampson will not be placed in a home with dogs larger than him as
they could easily hurt him by accident which could be fatal due to his
Breaker has become a Yorkies Inc. Forever Foster.
We are still looking for a special home for him but we would be
providing his continued Veterinary care. Please read about him further
on our "Forever Foster" page.
After the passing of our beloved "Forever Foster" Cupid,
some of those who had sent monthly donations in support, requested that
we continue in memory of Cupid and the others that have passed on. We
can't thank you enough for this continued support! This allows us to
always be there for another pup with extreme medical concerns, very old
or neglected or behavioral issues that always go above and beyond
normal vetting expenses. For any of you who would like to help as well
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
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
or if you prefer, mail check or money
80 Theresa St. Taunton, MA.02780
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
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.
the life of one dog may not change the world, but the world
will surely change for that one dog"