9 Yr. Old Female Yorkie...

by Elizabeth
(Jacksonville, Texas)

We are about to bring home a healthy 9 yr. old female, spayed Yorkie. She is UTD on all her vaccines, on preventive meds (parvo, heartworm, etc.) and otherwise has been lovingly cared for.

She is now a "retired" dog from breeding a few years back before she was spayed at age 7 yrs.

I suppose I worry more than necessary however next month (March 3) will be a year since I lost my Mini Schnauzer Therapet and naturally this is hard anyway.

Could you give me some info or an opinion.

I did grow up with Yorkies and do know their temperment, how to properly care for them, etc. and our dogs lived for a long time (around 15 yrs. or so).

Anyway, any advice would be appreciated in advance. Thank you.


Hi there, it sounds like your new yorkie has been very loved for and all the necessary vaccinations etc have been taken care of.

It is natural for you to worry after losing your Mini Schnauzer a year ago, but I honestly think you wil be fine. I am very sorry for your loss.

You already know how to care for a yorkie and are aware of what their characters are like.

If you have any specific questions please do not hesitate to come back and ask whenever you are unsure.

I wish you all the best with your new addition to the family!

Please come back and send us a picture of your yorkie once you bring her home. We would love to see her :)

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Feb 15, 2010
Doggie Heaven
by: Anonymous

I too brought home an older Yorkie (Zoey) that was used for breeding. She had to have a cesarian delivering her last litter. When I got her, she had not been spayed yet.

I have had her for 2 years now and she is just the joy of my life.

However, she had some quirks. I think she was kept crated much of the time and was not well socialized with other dogs or people. She did not act much like a dog and was very clingy to me. She did not like any other animals or people.

I brought home a 6mo old male Yorkie (Zach) a couple weeks ago and Zoey has taken on a whole new personality. She acts like she is Zach's mother.

Anyways, I just wanted to let you know that I also worried about not having a lot of time with Zoey since I got her when she was 6.

She is 8 now. I simply decided to enjoy every minute I have with her. It is always hard to loose a loved pet, but find comfort in knowing that there is a doggie heaven.

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