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.-$800. 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 $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.  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



Meet Tootsie! She is a 4.5lb little sweetie who is in need of a new home due to a divorce. She's 8 1/2yo and loves to be close by or in your lap. She'd do best with someone home all the time so a retired person who be ideal to be able to take her out to potty. She will use pee pads in contained to an area. She does fine with other dogs, kids and strangers alike. She needs a dental cleaning and to be updated on some vetting and then she'll be ready for a new home. If interested in Tootsie please submit an application. Any questions please email kgreene@yorkiesinc.com




 Rosie is a beautiful 6 year old female Yorkie who weighs around 6.5 lbs. Rosie was in a loving home and a very happy pup till the baby became a toddler and started to run. The once happy Rosie became very nervous and hid all the time. The family made the heart breaking decision to have Yorkies Inc find Rosie a new home with no small children. Now that Rosie is an adult only home she is back to her happy go lucky self. Her tail is always wagging and she is always ready to give you kisses. She loves other dogs and gets along fine with cats. She is pee pad trained and will also go outside if taken. Rosie rides well in the car and loves going places. If interested in being considered for Rosie please submit an application.  If you have any questions please email Kerri at kerri@yorkiesinc.com



This little fella's name is Dobbs! He's a 4 1/2month old male Yorkie who weighs just 2.5lbs. He came to us through the MSPCA where he was surrendered due to a seizure. Because he is a Yorkie and on the small side they immediately suspected a liver shunt that would be a very expensive surgery. So we were contacted to take him in here. We brought him directly to an emergency hospital to have a Bile Acids tests and an ultra sound and both have been negative for Liver shunt. However the first blood work done was also abnormal. Shortly after arriving we did witness one other small seizure, but that has been it nothing since first week with us. We waited a week and repeated the blood work which was completely normal! He has been with us now for aprox 2 months and we have seen no further seizures or any other abnormal behaviors. We had been keeping him on a low protein diet in case he was having liver issues, but we have slowly introduced a regular diet and he continues to do very well. We will be repeating both blood work and Bile acids testing before he's adopted out; but we are now thinking he may have been exposed to a toxin in some way which cause the problem and likely has worked out of his system. Dobb's a a true sweetheart and all puppy! He's a short, cobby, little boy and loves toys and playing with whomever will give him attention.. We'd love to place him with another small dog to play with and will not be placing him with young children or large dogs due to his small size. He will be neutered and fully vetted prior to be placed. If interested in Dobbs please submit an adoption application. Any questions please email Cathie@yorkiesinc.com


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Friends of "Dobbs"
$320.00 raised

Ruth Molin and Lisa Geis
Brenda & Walter and "Sasha & Mollie" Bissonette-Cwiek
Diane Soditis
Virginia Golden "in honor of Oliver Evangelista"
Janice Tunney
Diana Spang
Eileen Moss
Robert McKenzie
Karen Chisholm
Carla Roy





Meet KiKi a 5yo female yorkie who is friendly and and sweet! She was just retired by her breeder who wanted to find the ideal home for this wonderful gal! She weighs aprox 10lbs right now but is pretty chunky after her last litter and should weigh more like 7.5lbs. We are working on getting her weight down while she is her with us but she is ready for a new home if family can continue to work on this. She loves attention and lap time but is also active and fun! She would do well in a family situation with kids but will also be just as at home with a retired person. An extended family might be ideal, or a senior home where grandkids visit. She also does well with other dogs as she does well interacting with them. She is healthy, spayed up to date on vaccines and is micro chipped. She also just had a dental cleaning...she lost a few teeth but that hasn't stopped her at all and he breath and kisses are so much better now! Any questions email Cathie@yorkiesinc.com If interested in adopting Kiki please submit an application.



Ru is an adorable, smart 12 week old mixed breed, male puppy. He weighs about 1.7lb. His exact breed is unknown but we believe his mother was a Shih Tzu and dad was possibly Chihuahua. Ru is the type of pup that will be extremely loyal, loving and with the right training, very well-behaved. He learned to sit & come in just 2 days and is in the process of learning to use a puppy pad, turn in a circle and go to his bed. He is motivated by food which makes training much easier. This tiny sweetheart is full of energy, loves to play, explore and enjoys belly rubs. He is expected to stay small in size but has more than enough heart to make up for it. Ru is a charismatic, delightful pup that is sure to bring joy. Because of his demure size we will not be placing him in a home with young children or larger pets. He is currently being fostered with a 3.5lb pup and would do best in a similar situation. Ru will be fully vetted and neutered and micro chipped. If interested in adopting Ru please submit an adoption application.
 Update 3/8/15: Ru is now 5 months old and still just over 2lbs. He will be receiving his last vaccines and be neutered shortly and then be ready for his forever home. We are looking for a home with no children and very small dog savvy because of his very small size. He could be placed with another small dog or two under 10lbs or so. He is very active and full of himself as many small breeds are.   He is pee pad trained. If you have any questions please email Cathie@yorkiesinc.com


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. 


TT is a 3 year old female Yorkie who weighs 4 lbs. TT was going to be a show dog but she was too small and timid for the ring. TT loves to play with other small dogs her size and therefore we are looking for a home that has two other small playful dogs, her size, for TT to play with and bring her out of her shell. Once comfortable TT has a more outgoing personality and will give kisses, play with toys and the other dogs, run in the yard and want to be held. However, there will be an adjustment period before her new homes sees this side of her and at times she is still very shy and skittish in her foster home. Due to this we are looking for a home with no children as their fast movement and activity would be too much for TT.  TT is pretty well pee pad trained and her new home should be willing to use them as well. She will go when outside however, she prefers to use the pee pad and often uses it after being out. TT loves running in a fenced yard and would like her new home to have a secured yard. She will need further work walking on a leash, as this still makes her nervous. TT loves to ride in the car and readily jumps in a dog bag with her foster siblings to go. If you live in New England and would like to be considered for TT please submit an application.  Any questions please write to kerri@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
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
Joan Campbell
Laurie Sagnella
Shana Shields

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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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