ADOPTED ON 09-19-15 – Toto came to us because his previous owner accepted a position where she would be gone a lot. She did not want him to be alone for such long periods of time. Toto is a male 9 month old Yorkie who weighs 8lbs; he was neutered on August 26th. He seems sad if his foster mom is busy and can’t play with him and spend time with him….he is so happy when he gets a loving touch and some cuddle time.
Kind of laid back little guy that loves to lay out and soak up some good ole sunshine before he comes in to sleep – Just a little curious and wants to investigate but he is very well mannered and in the process of being house trained and doing great so far.
Toto was a little nervous when he first entered his southern foster home, but he settled in quite nicely. He loves to play with other dogs, and even enjoys the company of cats. He is excellent with both children and adults. He rides freely in the car and enjoys looking out the window. He walks great on a leash. He will tolerate being crated, as long it is not for too long of a time period. He loves cuddle time with his humans. He is a very sweet dog with a wonderful personality. The only thing he needs a little help with is housetraining. We are very confident that once he is neutered this behavior will continue to improve.
This dog cannot be adopted to Massachusetts residents due to new laws regarding rescue dogs being prohibited from adoption. Please contact Patricia Cabral at: 617-626-1786 or Mike Cahill at: 617-626-1794 for questions regarding what dogs you are allowed to adopt.
The ideal home for Toto would be a fenced in yard with another dog to play with. Although he is good with dogs of all sizes, a dog his size or of the medium kind would be a good match. Yorkie’s are very small, and a large dog could easily unintentionally injure a very small dog during play. He has a moderate activity level and an active family would make a great fit. Children over 8 would be best, as Toto is a little man. Smaller children may accidentally drop him. If you want a pocket sized pup with a heart of gold Toto is your man, please fill out and adoption application.
ABOUT THE BREED
Terrier dogs are tenacious, intelligent, full of character, and alert, making it a well-rounded companion for families looking for a small dog. – No matter how many people or animals in the house, Yorkies will assert themselves, involving themselves in lots of hi-jinx that are mostly amusing and fun. This assertiveness usually comes across as self-confidence, not aggressiveness. They get along very well with other dogs and easily adapt to family life. Intensely protective, Yorkshire Terriers have a fearlessness and a relentless bark that make them great watchdogs.
Yorkies can get along well with other pets, including cats, if socialized to them at an early age. They’re bold in going after strange dogs, however, even those that outweigh them by a factor of ten, and protecting them from themselves becomes second nature to people with Yorkie
Easily trained, Yorkshire Terriers have a keen ability to remember multiple commands and adopt many obedience skills. They are top-notch competitors when it comes to sports and agility. This breed is also known for its independence. They need a certain amount of privacy to recharge, but also crave activity, involvement and attention. Easy to train dogs are more adept at forming an association between a prompt (such as the word “sit”), an action (sitting), and a consequence (getting a treat) very quickly. Other dogs need more time, patience, and repetition during training.
Because of their small size, Yorkies aren’t suited to families with young children. Most breeders won’t sell puppies to people whose children are younger than 5 or 6 years old. It’s just too easy for children to drop them, step on them, or hold them too tightly.
All dogs are individuals. Our ratings are generalizations, and they’re not a guarantee of how any breed or individual dog will behave. Dogs from any breed can be good with children based on their past experiences, training on how to get along with kids, and personality. No matter what the breed or breed type, all dogs have strong jaws, sharp pointy teeth, and may bite in stressful circumstances. Young children and dogs of any breed should always be supervised by an adult and never left alone together, period.
Yorkshire terriers are curious dogs always willing to investigate anything and everything. This is primarily due to its rodent-hunting natural instinct. The breed is very active and requires attention, although they make excellent lively companions at home. Despite its small size, they are good guard or watch dogs.
Smart and self-assured, the Yorkshire Terrier is a combination of endearingly small size and adventurous terrier spirit. The breed displays a range of personalities. Some are cuddly and perky, wanting nothing more than to follow in their people’s footsteps throughout the day. Others are mischievous, outgoing, and into everything. Set limits, and your Yorkie will be a wonderful companion, but if you spoil him, watch out! Start training when they’re puppies, and you’ll have much better luck than if you let them have their way and then try to correct bad habits.
WHAT THE ADOPTION FEE PAYS FOR
|Worm Puppies Every 2 Weeks Till 12 Weeks||Worm Every Month Till Six Months||Pregnant & nursing momma’s wormed more||After That Dogs should be wormed every three months|
|1ST DHPP||Giardia Snap Test||BloodTests||Office Visit Fee – at least five Visits|
|2ND DHPP||Heart Worm Snap Test||Antibiotics||Health Certificate|
|3RD DHPP||Parvo Snap Test||Ear & Eye Medication||Skin Scraping|
|Bordetalla||Fecal Test||Flea & Tick Medication||Transport|
|Rabies||Ear Test||X-Rays||Spay / Neuter|
|Kennel Cough Booster||Eye Test||Dewormer||Collars|
|Leptospirosis||Corona Booster||HW Pills||Head Cones|
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- Always teach children how to approach and touch dogs
- Always supervise any interactions between dogs and young children to prevent any biting or ear or tail pulling on the part of either party.
- Teach your child never to approach any dog while he’s eating or sleeping or to try to take the dog’s food away. No dog, no matter how friendly, should ever be left unsupervised with a child.
- Children need to be taught how to how to approach and touch dogs, and always supervise any interactions between dogs and young children.
- No dog should ever be left unsupervised with a child because often-young children don’t understand that a cute little dog, or any dog, might not want “love and kisses.”
- Never let young children pick up a puppy or small dog. Instead, make them sit on the floor with the dog in their lap. Pay attention to the dog’s body language, and put him safely in his crate if he appears to be unhappy or uncomfortable with the child’s attention.
- Always teach children how to approach and touch dogs, and always supervise any interactions between dogs.
- Teach your child never to approach any dog while he’s eating or sleeping or to try to take the dog’s food away. No dog should ever be left unsupervised with a child.
- Be prepared dogs will protect themselves
- Most important, it is your responsibility to make sure that your children and the dog are supervised at all times and safe. You cannot leave it up to the dog, the dog is an animal and will behave like an animal. They rely on us to guide and protect them, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
- THIS IS YOUR JOB, NOT THE DOG
DISCLAIMER: THE BREED POSTED ON OUR DOGS’ BIOGRAPHIES ARE OUR BEST GUESS BASED ON SEVERAL YEARS OF DOG RESCUE. ADOPTERS WHO NEED TO KNOW THE EXACT BREED OF A PARTICULAR DOG MUST HAVE THE DOG TESTED AT THEIR OWN EXPENSE.
Application instructions: click the link below to apply for adoption of this dog.
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Yorkshire Terrier Quick Facts
- Height: 8 inches to 9 inches tall at the shoulder
- Weight: 4 to 6 pounds
- Life Span: 12 to 15 years
Ideal Human Companions
- Families with older children
- High-energy types
- Small and cute
- Pretty and dainty
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- Training your dog to live with a baby
- Cesar’s House Rules
- Calm the dog in seconds
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