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My name is Maxwell (TIP)!

Yorkie, Yorkshire Terrier/Shih Tzu Mix Dog for adoption in Barrington, Rhode Island - Maxwell (TIP)
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I found a new home!
Plenty of my friends are looking
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Maxwell (TIP)'s Info...

I am already neutered, housetrained, up to date with shots, and good with dogs.

Maxwell (TIP)'s Story...
Meet amazing Maxwell the shorkie:

Maxwell was picked up as a stray by the Animal Control Officer and was just a mass of hair with no distinguishing face – clumps of hair everywhere and he was covered in a canopy of long matted hair mixed in with debris, his own waste, and clumps of fur on his feet. His appearance was heartbreaking as you could not see his cute little face or even tell the front from his behind. He was taken to the groomer and after undergoing 6 baths and major clipping, he emerged into a small, 9 pound, 9 inches in height, sweet little guy who appears to be a shitzu/yorkie mix, AKA a shorkie!!

He is approximately 4 years of age and is adorable, sweet, nice temperament and nature about him. It is apparent he has been deprived of love, proper nutrition and vet care for most of his life. In spite of all this, he is a happy guy and just ask for love, a bed to call his own, and food.

Maxwell is friendly with other dogs, both large and small, and has a wonderful personality who would be a wonderful addition to any home looking for a small dog.

Maxwell is neutered, up to date on vaccines, and microchipped. He did test heartworm positive and will be treated for this in the next few weeks.

Donation: $450.00 (includes $140.00 transport fee paid directly to USDA approved transport company where applicable).

Interested in adopting this fantastic canine? Please visit our website and complete an online application – we respond much quicker to applications than to emails as we receive a voluminous amount of email each day and it’s impossible to respond to all of them in a timely manner even though we try.


An application does not mean you are required to adopt – it just lets us know you are seriously considering this dog for adoption.

PET INSURANCE: Paws New England as recently joined VCA Animal Hospitals in a program providing new adopters with a certificate for an initial health exam at a VCA Hospital and treatment of certain conditions free of charges for the first 5 days. This is a great program and PAWS is thrilled to be participating in for our adopter. There are also numerous other pet insurance programs available to shelter animals.

QUARANTINE: Paws New England participates and abides by the quarantine rules and regulations set forth in the states of MA, CT, RI.


We are often asked, "Why would you charge 'so much' for a rescue pet? Why not just place it in a good home?" The answer is because we need adopters who are willing to support ALL rescue pets, not just the dog they adopt. A young, healthy dog might cost us $150-400 in discounted vet care, and many people will want to adopt it; an older dog with health issues can easily cost $500-1500 in veterinary expenses, and it may require months of foster care for rehabilitation yet we can only ask a minimal adoption fee, and it may be a long time until anyone comes forward to adopt him/her. Fees from the younger, more adoptable dogs help offset the cost of caring for the others.

Facts about Maxwell (TIP)

  • Breed: Yorkie, Yorkshire Terrier/Shih Tzu Mix
  • Color: Black - With Tan, Yellow Or Fawn
  • Age: Young
  • Size: Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
  • Sex: Male


Why Adoption is a Great Option

Maxwell (TIP), a Barrington Yorkie, Yorkshire Terrier/Shih Tzu dog was adopted! Here's how you can benefit by looking at adoption as an option to buying a Yorkie, Yorkshire Terrier/Shih Tzu for sale in Barrington, or seeking a Yorkie, Yorkshire Terrier/Shih Tzu dog from a breeder in Barrington.

  1. Rescues and shelter volunteers in Barrington already know the personality and tendencies of their pets. This means they can match you with the right pet. That will makes it much easier transition to owning a pet for yourself and your new pet.
  2. On average adoption fees are much less than you'd pay a Barrington breeder, or pet store. Plus most often rescue pets have already been to the veterinarian for a check-up, had a round of vaccinations, and are spayed or neutered. That is a lot of savings!
  3. You will become a hero, and give a needy dog or cat a loving home. In fact, there are even Yorkie, Yorkshire Terrier/Shih Tzu breeders who help with Yorkie, Yorkshire Terrier/Shih Tzu rescue. One puppy or kitten adopted in Barrington paves the way for another one to be saved.