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
Daisy is a 9 year old, 16 lb
female Yorkie who was brought to Tufts University to be put to sleep by
her owners. She was suffering from an open wound which was caused by
ear infection that had been severely neglected for years. Due to this
neglect it has now turned into a serious infection beyond anything
antibiotics alone can treat. Her left ear has become necrotic (the
cells in the ear have died). Besides this horrific infection Daisy was
also covered in matts, soaked in urine and overall not well cared for.
Despite the obvious pain this poor little girl had to be in, she was
nothing but sweet and patient while being examined. Luckily the
examining vet would not put Daisy down without first seeing if rescue
would be willing to take on Daisy and the expensive surgery and vetting
that she will need. Once Yorkie's Inc heard Daisy's story and saw the
picture of her ear we couldn't say no, she needed us! We felt after
years of neglect she needed a chance with someone who'd care. Daisy is
going to need a total ear canal ablation surgery (TECA) on both ears
and a lot of post medical care. We couldn't turn our back on Daisy and
we hope you won't either. Please consider making a donation to
Daisy's vetting expenses. Daisy deserves to live a pain free life! All
friend's of Daisy will be listed below.
6/26/15: Daisy had her TECA surgery on her right ear and the
surgeon felt it was a great success!!! Originally Daisy was
going to have double TECA surgery on both ears, but after
looking at her ears again before surgery the team felt that
the left ear looked better than it did weeks ago and that with
further treatment we might be able to save the ear canal which
would help with Daisy still being able to hear. A culture was
taken to determine the most effective antibiotic to use to
treat the ear to make sure the ear infection is completely
gone. Daisy needs to go back to Tufts in 14 days to have her
stitches removed and at that time they will check her ear
again to make sure that is continues to get better and whether
she needs laser treatment to help bring down the rest of the
inflammation. We are very excited to hear that she may not
need the TECA surgery on her left year, however if the ear is
not healing as we would like we will be scheduling the TECA
surgery as we don't want Daisy to suffer anymore with ear
infections. While Daisy still needs her stitches removed and
her ear re-checked before she is ready to go to her new home
we are taking applications now with the hope her new home will
be all set and approved for her to go once she is ready!!
We have have met our Goal for
Thank you to All for your
amazing out pouring of support for this sweet girl!
Special thanks to Robert Rosati of Alewife Co for making up the
Minnie is a sweet Yorkie-Poodle
mix who is around 11 years old and weighs 6 lbs. Minnie's family could
no longer keep her and asked Yorkies Inc to find her a new loving
forever home. Minnie gets along fine with other dogs, but prefers to be
with people. She would do great in a home as an only with someone home
to sit on the couch and cuddle with. Minnie uses a pee pad and will go
outside. She loves to be outside and would love to be able to explore
in your yard (with you there due to her small size). She rides well in
the car and enjoys walking on a leash. Minnie still needs
further vetting before she is ready for her new home. She has a heart
murmur and is going to the cardiologist for an echocardiogram before
being placed in her new home. If you have any questions about Minnie
please write to
email@example.com If interested in being considered to adopt please
fill out an application.
5/8/15 Minnie saw the
cardiologist and had an echocardiogram. While we knew Minnie had a
heart murmur, we were not expecting to hear that Minnie has heart
disease. She was diagnosed with chronic valvular, mitral valve and
tricuspid valve disease. Minnie will need to be on two heart
medications for the rest of her life and be monitored for congestive
heart failure (CHF) and heart arrhythmia ( very fast heart rate). We
were saddened to hear this news, especially that had she seen the
cardiologist when the murmur was first detected and was monitored
properly for this condition and started medications sooner most likely
her hear disease would not be as advanced as it is now. The
cardiologist cannot predict the progression of her disease and
she still needs a few more diagnostic tests, but we will be looking for
a forever foster home for Minnie with Yorkies Inc. This home needs to
live in New England, have small dog experience (preferably with heart
issues, but not required) and a loving and caring home for a
sweet little girl. Minnie's vetting has been costly and she still
needs further diagnostic vetting. Due to the heart disease and the
medications Minnie will also need to be followed by a veterinarian. If
you would like to make a donation to Minnie's vetting it would be
appreciated. All friends of Minnie will be listed below.
This little guy is Teddy! He's 10 months old and just about
4lbs. He's crated trained, leash trained and house trained if
taken out about every 3-4 hours. He loves other dogs and
hasn't met a stranger yet! He loves kids too but because of
his smaller size we will not be placing him in a home with
young children. He is not a barker at all but he is a high
energy dog....he'd do best in a home with another playful pup
his size and where he'll get a lot of
attention and be with his people more then not Because of two
previous elevated Bile Acids test the owners were told Teddy
likely had a liver shunt. He has never exhibited any
abnormal behavior that would indicate a liver shunt. But to be
safe we had an ultrasound done on Teddy and he is shunt free!
Our Vet feels these tests were very likely elevated due to the
many vaccines little Teddy was given all before 6 months old
to a very tiny pup. Teddy has never displayed as anything but
a healthy happy puppy! We are thrilled! If interested in
adopting Teddy please submit an adoption application.
Lacy is a sweet 7yo female yorkie who finds herself in need of
a new home because your dad passed away and her mom is to
elderly to care for her. She is a bigger girl right now at
13lbs but is very overweight and should be more like 9-10lbs.
Because she was raised by an elderly couple she was never
brought places or socialized with others. Right now she is
very shy and tends to hide. She
will be playful on a one to one basis. But she will need
encouragement with new people and pups. We know if given
the right situation this sweetie will blossom and become a
confident little Yorkie. She is crate and leash trained. She
is completely healthy and spayed and has all her vaccines. We
will be getting her micro chipped and a dental cleaning before
she goes to her new home. If you have a low key home and can
give this little girl the time she needs she's going to be a
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 firstname.lastname@example.org If interested in being considered for the pair please
submit an application.
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"