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About Us

First, I would like to thank you for taking the time to visit our website. Please allow me

to introduce my family to you. My name is Heather. I am married to my amazing

husband, Eric and we have three amazing children, Alexis, Brandyn and Tyler. We are

located in Radcliffe, Iowa, which is a small town less than an hour north of Des Moines. 

    Since I was 12 years old, my dream has been to raise dogs. You will read more about

that later. We raise dogs, so that we can bring the same joy into people’s homes, that our

dogs bring to us. Besides raising yorkies, we also raise bernese mountain dogs (more on

that below), we also raise cattle and pigs AND…we also own a construction business,

where we do remodeling and own/manage rental properties. We are a very busy family

with a very busy life – but it is something that I would not trade for anything. I absolutely


    So let me tell you how my true love and obsession for my dogs began. When I was 12

years old, I collected toys called “Littlest Pet Shops.” Parents you may be aware of what

these are. In this particular pack, was the Bernese Mountain Dog. Now, you may be

looking around, wondering why I am talking about the Bernese Mountain Dog when you

are on a yorkie site, but trust me, my story is worth it. With this littlest pet shop toy, I was

instantly hooked on this dog. So I knew at 12 years old, that I wanted and needed this dog

and wanted to raise them. However, I never actually met one, until I adopted my first one,

Baylee. My Baylee girl started something amazing and since 2006, I have been raising

Bernese Mountain Dogs, also known as Berners. I adore them, they are a huge, lovable

and great family dog.

    BUT back in 2013, I went through a horrible family crisis, a very difficult divorce and

found the true love of my life Eric, my previous job was stressful and one day found

myself crying over laundry. All I wanted to do was be with my dogs. I was withdrawing

from people and spending all of my free time with my dogs and alienating all the people

that loved me, a deep and dark depression. Eric made the suggestion to me that maybe I

needed a “little dog.” One that I could cuddle in bed with, one I could truly take

everywhere with me, no matter where I was going. 

    In a typical BIG dog lover fashion, my initial reaction was no way! I don’t want a little

dog, they bark and yipe and are too fragile. But then I thought about it and reflected on

my recent actions and started researching small dogs. I looked at several breeds and

looked at pros and cons and found myself often coming back to the Yorkshire Terrier. I

found a breeder a few hours away and wanted to go “look.” 

We went to visit the breeder and “look at the puppies.” There were several puppies

running around, we were sitting on the ground and this little girl came up beside me and

snuggled in next to me and laid down and never moved, almost like she knew I needed

her. That is how Amya entered my world. And she is one of the best decisions I have ever

made. Just writing this brings tears to my eyes. She truly saved my soul! 

    This little dog is an amazing, intuitive and the best friend a girl could ask for. She is a

mama’s girl to her core. She loves this family but let me tell you she has her mom

wrapped around her finger. She gives me an attitude when I don’t do the things she wants

but gives the best hugs when I get home from work or when I have been away on

business. I would be lost without her.  

    I was so afraid that my big dogs would hurt Amya when we brought her home but you

would be amazed that just the opposite happened! My 135 pound dogs cater to her (and

the others) The funniest thing I ever saw, was our mama Bear (now passed) had a treat

that Amya wanted and Bear DROPPED it and gave it her. I couldn’t believe it and I

wouldn’t have believed it unless I saw it with my own eyes. Our Mama Bear loved her

food and I never saw her give her food to anyone else as long as she lived!

    Since Amya joined our family, there have been a few more yorkies that joined our

home. There is Capone, Maddie and Hayleigh were the first to be added. Followed by

imports from Ukraine, Boie, Kaia, Moxie, Murphy and Monkey (spayed). We also kept

Finley from one of Moxie’s litter but she was spayed at 1 year old because she was too

tiny. And we also recently added Collins, Dolly, Shyloh and Shadow. Feel free to check

them all out on our parent page! The dogs live inside with us and even have their own

bedroom! Our puppies are whelped in our new nursery just on the other side of my

bedroom wall – so I can hear everything. It is set up with heated floors and cameras! I

never miss a thing!

    The first time my yorkie groomer met me (and Amya) she said, you and your husband

must not have any children? I looked at her a little puzzled and said, no, we have 3. She

said, oh…the way you talk about and treat your dogs, I just assumed you must not have

kids. Our dogs are treated like kids! They are literally our babies! 

    Our hope is that all of the babies that join someone else’s home, that they are treated as

well as they are here! 

    Please feel free to check out the rest of our website, I hope you enjoyed getting to

know us a little bit and hearing my story. Feel free to contact us if you are interested in

one of our yorkie babies joining your home! 

Here is a link to our parent page: Iowa Yorkie Babies | Parents

Here is the link to our process: Iowa Yorkie Babies | Adopt

And here is a link to our application if you would like to start the adoption process:

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