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!



Chase is a 4 1/2 month old Yorkie puppy who was surrendered to us because he has a fractured front leg. He broke it about a week ago so we are hoping that we can still save the leg! Sadly it was not even splinted so we aren't sure what the prognosis will. be He's being seen right away and if surgery is a possibility we will be doing it. We feel he deserves the chance if at all possible. Please say a prayer and if you can make a donation please do. We know surgery will be aprox 3000.

6/2/16:Chase did well with surgery and elbow has been repaired! The surgeons thought they were going to need a plate but were able to fix with just screw and pins. They feel results so far are better then expected with dealing with a break almost two weeks old. But they do feel that he'll have some arthritis in time. That said the leg was saved and he'll be home in a couple days. They were also able to neuter him while he was under anesthesia. Plenty of crate rest and PT will follow! Thank you all for the positive thoughts and prayers. If you can make a donation to help with his surgery, we were quoted $3000.

Friends of "Chase"
$1920.00 raised

Ron & Donna Smith
Stacy Price
Merri McNeil
Richard Rosentein &  Jody Abrams
Janet Rochlin
Eileen Moss
Nancy Holt
Monluedee Luecha
Jill Garvey
Linda Quintiliani & Kathy Greene
Debbie Pollina
Leigh Burroughs
Janice Meehan
Kelly Miller
Andrea Willey
Kim Allard
Robin and Rennie Mirollo
Sue Dexter
Ruth Molin & Lisa Geis
Ruth "Cookie" Kirwan
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Foundation ~Mini Grant
Laura Cavilla
Bob & Judy DeMoura
Joanna Vargas
Lindsey Fair

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Meet Eddy our newest foster with Yorkies Inc. We received a plea from a veterinary hospital in NH asking if we could take Eddy into Yorkies Inc. Eddy is a 6 month old 2.1lb male Chorkie (Chi/Yorkie mix). Little Eddy has had several episodes of hypoglycemia, the most recent one causing him to become non-responsive and needing emergency veterinary care. They suspect he may have a liver shunt and/or other issues causing him to become hypoglycemic and neurological. Of course Yorkies Inc agreed to take him on. We want to give him the best chance he needs in order to survive and figure out what is wrong with him. Eddy is being transferred to Tufts for further testing and medical care. Once we have more information it will be posted. In the meantime, please send positive thoughts and prayers to little Eddy and consider making a donation to help with his medical expenses. All friends of Eddy will be listed below. Thank you!
1/7/16 Update: Eddy has been diagnosed with severe pneumonia in several lobes of his lungs and is septic from the severe infection. He is currently in the intensive care unit in an oxygen cage to help with his breathing and is receiving multiply antibiotics,  IV fluids and dextrose. The next few days will be critical for Eddy. We still haven't ruled out a liver shunt, but right now we need to battle his pneumonia before we can do any further diagnostics. Thank you for your support.

 1/22/16 Update: Eddy is out of the hospital and will continue two different antibiotics for the next few weeks. Once he is finished with them we will be discussing
 further diagnostics with his vet looking at a possible liver shunt due to high bile acids. Please consider making a donation towards his vetting expenses as his bill was 
over $2000 for his hospital stay and he still will need further vetting. Thank you 

4/12/16: Eddy had a nuclear scan which showed a small liver shunt in a hard to find location on an ultra sound. We will be scheduling surgery to fix the shunt in the next week. Eddy also just spent three days in the hospital for low blood sugar, which the vets felt was due to his liver shunt. Please keep Eddy in your thoughts and consider making a donation to help pay with his medical expenses. Thank you!

Update: 5/1 Eddy had successful liver shunt surgery! They were able to find and fix the shunt. He should be ready for adoption in about 4 weeks. We will be looking for a home with another small dog for Eddy to play with as he loves to play with his foster siblings. We will not be placing him in a home with bigger dogs. If interested in being considered please submit an application.

6/6/16 Eddy update. Eddy ended up needing emergency eye surgery from an ulcer that quickly become infected and turned into a melting ulcer. Emergency surgery at Tufts was needed in order to save his eye and vision. The surgery went well and his vet feels that it was a success. He will need to remain on eye drops until the eye has fully healed and will be going back for frequent re-checks. 

Please consider becoming a friend of Eddy and making a donation to help with his vetting expenses. Between when Eddy first came in with severe pneumonia and needed to spend a week in the hospital, his episode of severe hyperglycemia causing him to once again be hospitalized, his liver shunt surgery and now the recent eye surgery Yorkies Inc has spent over $8000 on Eddy. Eddy is a true fighter and worth every penny spent, but we need your help to cover his expenses. Please consider donating to Eddy and helping with his medical expenses. Yorkies Inc and Eddy thanks you! 


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Friends of "Eddy"
$4540.00 raised

 Janice Meehan ~ in memory of "Teddy"
Jean Asadoorian
Kendyl Arnold
Taryn Gibbs
Krysis Graham
LuAnn Simon
Janice Tomlin
Kim Condon ~ in memory of "Eddy" Condon
Scott Jenkins
Joanne Vogel
Debra Lucey
Janet Rochlin
Bob Foley & Rick Osmond
Jill Garvey
Rich Rosenstein & Jody Abrams
Trent Porter
Hollie Porter
Kaylin Porter
Katie Porter
Kimberly Normand
Christina Hayeck
Melody Ward
Eileen Moss
Brenda & Walter & "Sasha & Mollie" Bissonette-Cwiek
Nancy Krause
"Wilbur & Delilah" Bowman
Donald Burgeson
John & Barbara Ryan & "Teddie"
Merri McNeil
Joanne Eddy
Kaitlin Sidorsky
Lisa Hermenau
Nancy Kozminski
Lauren Zuener
Kent and Henrietta Thomas
Emily Laird
Debbie Pollina
Nazi Masoum
Stanbridge College
Allyssa Laws
Nancy Holt
Karen Williams
Cathy Biscaia
Jill Garvey
Harriet Stich
Joan Sansone
Joseph Goldberg
Merri McNeil
Rich Rosenstein and Jody Abrams
Janice Tunney
Janet Rochlin
Jill Garvey
Kathy Greene & Linda Quintiliani
Debbie Pollina
Leigh Burroughs
Janice Meehan
Kelly Miller
Andrea Willey
Kim Allard
Scott & Sue Jenkins
Sue Dexter
Ruth Molin & Lisa Geis
Harriet Stich
Sherry Chauvin
Rich Rosenstein & Jody Abrams
Harvard Pilgrim HealthCare Foundation ~Mini Grant
Laura Cavilla
Bob & Judy DeMoura
Bobbie & Ernie Gaudes

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Meet Tinsel! Tinsel is a very sweet Yorkie estimated to be about 10 years old. Tinsel was turned into a shelter as a stray in very bad condition. He was so matted, he needed to be sedated in order to be be groomed. While we do not know his story it is obvious that he has been severly neglected the last few years of his life. We also know that this is all about to change as Tinsel is now with Yorkies Inc in a loving foster home getting all the love and attention he deserves with the plan to find his new loving forever home to continue giving him the life he deserves. Tinsel is already beginning to trust again, wagging his tail, greeting you at the door, coming over and putting his front legs on you wanting to be picked up and patted. He just loves cuddling on your lap and will curl right in. If he had his choice he would be in your lap all day and night long!! He still is wary of you invading his space, such as when he is sleeping in a dog bed, but if you wait for him to come out of his bed you can easily pick him up. He also enjoys going for walks and riding in the car. Tinsel has a cataract in one eye, which we will be having looked at by a specialist. Tinsel has been vetted including a neuter, dental, vaccines and HW testing and received a clean bill of health. If you have room in your heart for a sweet little guy who needs a new start on life please fill out an application. Any questions you can write to kerri@yorkiesinc.com

3/28/16 Update: Tinsel went to the eye doctor and due to the cataract being mature he is not a candidate for cataract surgery. He however will be having surgery to fix his eye lid and remove extra eye lashes which is causing his eye to leak. This surgery will be April 6th.

4/18/16 Update: Surgery went well and his eye is no longer leaking. Tinsel is now ready for his new home. If interested in being Tinsel's new person please submit an application.



Meet Oliver! Oliver is a beautiful male Maltese who is 10 years old and weighs 6 lbs. We are just getting to know Oliver and will post more information soon, but according to his previous owners Oliver is a total lap dog and loves to curl up next to you on the couch and be patted. He is cautious when meeting new people and may bark at them, but quickly warms up especially when given a treat. He walks well on a leash, enjoys the car and sleeps in a dog bed at night. Oliver also prefers to be on carpets and dog beds, than hardwood floors so he can curl up and be close. He is trained to use a pee pad and also go outside. While Oliver has lived with another dog his previous owners feel he would be happiest as an only as he seems indifferent to other dogs. Oliver has had past previous medical issues, but he responded well to treatment  and has made a full recovery.  We are waiting for his vetting records and will then have him vetted at our vet. If you have any questions please write to kerri@yorkiesinc.com If interested in adopting Oliver please submit an application.
Update: Since having Oliver in rescue it appears he has diminished hearing. We are having him tested on Saturday April 9th.




  Pepper is a loving 8yo female Yorkie who weighs about 12-13lbs.  She is spayed and up to date on vaccines and is healthy. She loves people and running in a fenced yard. Does well on a leash and enjoys walking. She doesn't particularly like other small dogs but may do ok with larger ones. She'd be fine as an only and that is what she's accustom to. She'd be better with someone who is retired or works from home as she needs to get out to potty during the day.  She loves giving kisses and being close. She isn't a fan of thunder or fireworks...which is pretty typical! If interested in adopting Pepper please submit an adoption application. Any questions please email Cathie@yorkiesinc.com


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.
1/21/16: Pixie will be going in for a spay and puppy teeth removed in the next couple weeks. She still remains in the brace and this will be something we will be continuing with for her rather then risk the surgery. She is doing as well as can be expected and is a happy girl.
2/6/2016: Pixie just had a spay and baby teeth removed. She did well and we were very nervous due to her small stature and AAI. She continues to do well but is still a very fragile dog and her breathing is often raspy and her appetite wanes so she must be watched very carefully. Her attitude is all Yorkie and terrific!

Friends of "Pixie"
$4153.00 raised

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
Karen Lubov
Carol Robb
Brian White
Catherine Sharbaugh
Kathleen Tripp
Nicole Waldron
Nancy Holt
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
Shirley Geis
Robert Chotalal "Thank You" from Peter, Helena & Jack Hood
Stanbridge College
Nazi Masoum
In memory of sweet "Aimee" beloved companion of Dan, Nancy, Veronica, Victoria, Vanessa & Virginia
from Denny, Cyndie, Andrew, Paul, And Julia
Sybil Class
Kathy Calisi
Amberly Hall
Vincent Vigliotti
Jessica Stoebel
Stephen & Judy Glass in Memory of "Kimmi"
Melissa Burke
Paulette Caton
Mark Venuti


Polka Dot


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. We would like her 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 Cathie@yorkiesinc.com
2/6/2016: Polka Dot has been "off" for the last few months and we have been exploring many different possibilities for this. She had a case of Giardia and a low B12 but after that was treated the problems didn't resolve. She often shook for no apparent reason... we weren't sure if it was pain, cold, or something else.  We tested with a blood work and ultrasound to be sure she didn't have a Liver Shunt. Both showed negative. Then in just the past month we started seeing more...she'd seem unstable in her footing. She'd sometimes seem just like a clumsy pup but other times we could see it wasn't a normal gait. We brought her in to be seen my the Neurologist and Xrays showed this little girl also has an AAI luxation just like Pixie! She has been splinted to be sure she's protected from getting any worse. She is doing ok but will live her life in the neck brace/splint for her protection and safety. This now makes her much more of a special needs pup. Anyone considering adopting must understand the brace can not be removed and this will require more trips to the vet for changing and rechecks.  No homes with children, or dogs larger then 5-6lbs will be considered. Experienced home with ideal Vet references a must.

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 email Cathie@yorkiesinc.com

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
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
Lydia Conca
Eileen Moss
Michelle Goldthwaite
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 Coombs
Wendy Scott & Jim Smith
Carol Ieronimo ~ in memory of "Henry"
Glenn & Diane Petersen
Michiko Kita
Julia Lindsey
Diane Soditis
Suzanne Eaton in loving memory of "Abbey"
Richard Rosenstein & Jody Abrams
Shana Shields
Patrizia Griggs
Robert Rosati Alewife Co.
Diane Beauregard
Joanne Eddy
Lorraine Harrison
Brett E. Murphy Tutoring & Consulting
Jean Asadoorian
Joseph Goldberg
Kelly McKenna
Karla Ruzicka
Ron & Margo Banks
Cathy Biscaia
LeeAnn Christ
Patrice Pratt

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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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