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!
We just got an emergency call
this evening from local Vet hospital about Muffin. She was brought in
the the hospital in critical condition and opted for euthanasia...the
veterinarian was able to talk them into surrendering her instead and
then she contacted us to help. She'd been bleeding from uterus for 5
days before medical treatment was sought. She needed an emergency blood
transfusion and spay. The vets couldn't say for sure what was causing
the severe bleeding. She was essentially bleeding to death. We
immediately said we'd take her on and the transfusion was started and
she was rushed into surgery. We just received word she made it out ok
though she had a tough time with surgery because she's so sick. Her
uterus was full of infection! So far the bill to save this sweet girl
is $2000. Please keep her in your prayers and consider becoming a
Friend to Muffin. Thank you
Friends of "Muffin"
& Jill Garvey
Rich Rosenstein & Jody Abrams
Brenda & Walter Bissonette-Cwiek and "Sasha & Molly" XOXO
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
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
$2000 for his hospital stay and he still will need further vetting. Thank you
Janice Meehan ~ in memory of
Kim Condon ~ in memory of "Eddy" Condon
Bob Foley & Rick Osmond
Rich Rosenstein & Jody Abrams
Brenda & Walter & "Sasha & Mollie" Bissonette-Cwiek
"Wilbur & Delilah" Bowman
John & Barbara Ryan & "Teddie"
Kent and Henrietta Thomas
Meet Stash, short for Moustache! Stash is an adorable 2 year old male Yorkie who weighs almost 5 lbs. Stash is a total cuddle bug, once he gets to know you. He gets
along fine with the other dogs in the house and enjoys playing with them. It did take him a few days to adjust to them, but now he is enjoying being with his foster siblings
and playing with them and toys. Stash walks well on a leash, but is a little nervous meeting strangers and other dogs, he will hide between your legs and prefers to keep on
walking instead of greeting them. He also enjoys running in a fenced yard. He is doing well with the house training using both a pee pad and going outside. We noticed
Stash came in that he would hold up his left hind leg while standing. We took him
to the vets and our
suspicion was confirmed. Stash has legg perthes
and is going to need surgery to fix his hip. Please keep Stash in your thoughts and please consider making a donation towards his vetting expenses. All friends of Stash
will be listed below. Thank you!
1/22/16 Stash had his surgery and his vet feels it went very well. He will need to recover for the next two weeks then we will begin to process applications for Stash.
If you would like to be considered to adopt Stash,
please fill out an application. Any questions please write to firstname.lastname@example.org
Friends of "Stash"
Brenda & Walter & "Sasha & Mollie" Bissonette-Cwiek
Richard Rosenstein & Jody Abrams
Bob Foley & Rick Osmond in memory of "Mia"
Kent & Henrietta Thomas
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
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"
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
Stephen & Judy Glass in Memory of "Kimmi"
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
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
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.
Brett E. Murphy Tutoring & Consulting
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"