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!
6/27/2015: Pixie has over all been doing well and is still
very mobile, yet she had been having some very raspy breathing
and we had also discovered that her ribs didn't feel right on
her right side. We got her in for a recheck and sadly it was
confirmed with x-rays that she does in fact have yet another
skeletal abnormality! The ribs on her right side are not
completely formed and are all shorter and not as concave as
they should be. Her left side is not exactly normal either but
better then her right. This new information means that even
with surgery she will always be a very fragile dog. The
trouble with her breathing could be coming from this but may
also be part of the AAI luxation or position of neck brace.
The brace was changed and she seems slightly better today. On
a good note she is doing remarkably well neurologically and
the vet is amazed considering. She has a great attitude and
has gained 2 oz. but still only weighs 1.8lbs. Luckily she
doesn't realize just how broken she is and lives each day to
the fullest. We are looking into getting her retained
deciduous teeth removed so that maybe she'll do better eating.
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
Joanne Hatfield & Dick Kelly ~ In Memory of Linda J. Derocher
Elinor Mony M.D. ~ In Memory of Linda J. Derocher
Kim Berggren ~ In Memory of Linda J. Derocher
Maureen & David Fitch ~ In Memory of Linda J. Derocher
Robert Chotalal "Thank You" from Peter, Helena & Jack Hood
In memory of sweet "Aimee" beloved companion of Dan, Nancy,
Veronica, Victoria Vanessa & Virginia
from Denny, Cyndie, Andrew, Paul, And Julia
Meet Polka Dot a 1yo tiny female Yorkie who is just adorable.
Polka Dot was born with a deformity in her rib cage on her
left side. We have had her seen by a specialist who feels that
as long as she is placed in the right situation this should
not cause her any serious issues. Of course she is more
fragile but that would be the case given her size of under
3lbs anyway. Our vet suggested keeping her in a coat or
sweater during cooler months and a harness type vest for walks
and playing. She is a playful sweet little girl and is healthy
and happy and typical yorkie in every other way. She would be
great with another tiny pup. We will not be placing her with
dogs over 5lbs or any children in the home and will be extra
protective about her placement for very obvious reasons. She
is house trained for a pee pad or will go outside when taken.
She is spayed, micro-chipped and up to date on all vaccines.
Her retained puppy teeth were also removed. If you are
interested in adopting please submit an adoption application.
Any questions please email
Mason & Tia
Meet Mason and Tia and adorable little 4lb pair! Tia is 7yo
and very friendly and confident she is all up to date and is
house trained to pee pads or will go outside. Mason is little
3 1/2 yo special needs boy. He was born with a deficit in his
cerebellum that leaves him wobbly in his walking and a bit
unstable. This doesn't take away from his sweet, loving
personality once he knows and trusts you. He loves to be held
and will follow you around and is a pretty typical little guy
for the most part. He will potty outside or on a pee pad
as well. When given a large area we have kept him in a belly
band just to be safe. He has a soft quiet bark not sure if
this is due to his disability or if he was debarked at some
point. But he is an endearing little boy you just want to
love. He is healthy and happy in every other way. He is up to
date and neutered.. Tia is your typical yorkie girl and is
curious and fun. She is up to date on vaccines and
spayed. We will be getting a her a dental and micro chip
before she is placed. She is a wonderful big sister to Mason
and we think he does better with her around. For this reason
we would like to find them a home together if at all possible.
Because of Mason's wobbliness we'd like a home with no stairs
and no young children. They would be fine with other pets in
the home of the same size. If you have any questions please
Meet Levi! This sweet little boy just turned 8years and is
6lbs. He is a beautiful purebred Yorkie with a wonderful coat!
He does well with other dogs and loves people. He will be
getting neutered and a dental cleaning and updated on all
vaccines. If interested in Levi please submit an application.
Danny is an adorable 4yo 5lb. purebred male Maltese who
is recently released from a show breeder. He is fully vetted
and recently neutered and was micro chipped and had a dental
cleaning. Lil' Danny is a lil' love! He loves everything
and everyone from kitties to dogs to people. He doesn't mark,
but is still working on being potty trained now that he's in
more of a home setting. He gets nervous when you
initially go to pick him up, but enjoys being held or sitting
in your lap. He absolutely LOVES all people, especially men.
If interested in Danny please submit an adoption
Well hello Molly! Molly is a 2 1/2yo purebred female Maltese.
She weighs about 6lbs and loves people and pups. She will be
getting fully vetted including spay, dental and updated on all
vaccines. If interested in Molly please submit an adoption
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
Robert Rosati Alewife Co.
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"