AKC Yorkshire Terriers, Salt Springs/Ocala, Florida 





  Where do I begin?  My precious Yorkie died. She was my 5th over decades. The void was too much to bear. But I also knew that purchasing a Yorkie could be a very tentative and heartbreaking process if I did not make sure I was dealing with the BEST breeders.  I went to the Internet. I located a breeder in my area since I wanted to be sure that, should I be lucky enough to find a puppy, I would be able to visit.  I could also engage with the breeder in order to know that my Yorkie came from a loving environment and NOT a puppy mill. The universe was with me that day. After calling, I was invited to Connie’s home (Yorkies of the Forest) to meet with two breeders. Lynne was Dad’s owner and Connie was Mom’s owner.  This way I could see what the parents looked like in anticipation of what my puppy might look like.  The breeders had a litter of 4 puppies, two girls and two boys. I wanted a girl.  

Connie and Lynne could not have been more gracious.  I observed that both breeders were empathic to my loss while being protective of their new puppies.  They both were very experienced breeders over decades.  I would be purchasing from Connie since she owned Mom. But Lynne and Connie engaged with me, asked me questions, as I did of them.  Both demonstrated their expertise.  

What I experienced next was one of the loveliest relationships in my many decades of life, including my professional life. The puppies resided in the middle of Connie’s living room just as her other pets did.  Those puppies were home (though briefly) and were acclimated to a nurturing home environment. No cages. No distancing from the love of mother and father. No puppy mill. Just one home and a great deal of care, attention, and love.  

Connie is very protective of her puppies. That was critical for me. The long-term health and care of her puppies are her main concerns.  The fee is secondary. Both Connie and Lynne interview their prospective buyers to be sure that their puppies will have a “forever home” that lasts.  

That is made clear. The purchase of a puppy should be a forever one – a nurturing home.  So, I saw the 4 puppies, especially the two little girls; and as soon as I held my little girl, I fell in love. That was it.  I asked if I could name her Hannah. Connie from then forward called her by her new name, Hannah.  So, Hannah knew her name early on.  

But, of course, I would need to wait many weeks before Connie would release my new Hannah to me.   Meanwhile, the waiting was made easier since Connie provided me with a closed video feed where I could observe Hannah and her siblings engage, play, feed, and just be puppies. I could also observe how often the puppies were cared for, engaged with, fed, and groomed.   It was an enlightening few weeks and I learned a great deal about caring for a Yorkie puppy (even though I had many over decades).   

Hannah was released to me only after Connie had taken her to the Vet one last time, and was deemed healthy. She was bathed and groomed. Hannah was ready to disengage from her siblings.  When I picked Hannah up she already knew her name, was potty trained, and as happy and healthy as could be.   

The entire process was loving, purposeful, and business-like, as I had hoped. I felt secure in the knowledge that Hannah was in the best possible environment as a puppy, which would endure in her “forever home” with me.   

The entire process was secure, smooth, professional, and extremely loving. Connie does not disengage and wants to know how her puppies are doing over years. She cares deeply for her puppies and is willing to answer any questions over time.  She is a phone call away.   

I cannot think of another more brilliant experience for any who is looking for a forever Yorkie puppy.  I unhesitatingly recommend Connie’s YORKIES OF THE FOREST to anyone who is looking for a forever Yorkie of his/her own.  Connie is the BEST OF THE BEST. 

Sincerely, Dr. L. R-T - 10/2018


  Connie, Padre and I want to thank you for bringing us together. From the first time I saw him on the website until I actually got to meet him in person, I was in love with him. When I saw your set-up and how you handled all the puppies I was very impressed. To have puppy pads in the homes from the time they were able to move around was genius, and the love and attention you gave each and every one was amazing. Seeing you pick each one up individually and give them special attention was unexpected! Because of that attention Padre, and I'm sure the others as well, are very comfortable with people.  Padre was only eight weeks old and was already trained to the potty pads!

The book, supplies and advice you provided prior to departing for Michigan was most helpful, and I still keep it handy. I have attached a photo of Padre so you can see how precious he looks today! He's the smallest of the litter (currently at 2 lbs. 7 oz.- which is what I wanted), and as brave as any Doberman! LOL. He's cute, fun, smart and most of all loving. He has filled a void I didn't even realize I had.

Thanks so much again! We'll be seeing you soon as we will travel to Florida in a couple of months and would love to stop in and see Padre's mommy, Holly.  Puppy dog kisses and hugs!


  Connie,  Bob and I want to thank you for giving us a second chance at LOVE again.  No not between us but our precious Casey ! He's helped us smile again and laugh at his entertaining ham like personality! When we lost our sweet special Molly last summer it was devastating. And very quiet around here . Casey has changed all that now.  Loving, smart, funny.  Connie you did an excellent job on raising your puppies ! You gave them individual love and also trained them for things I didn't even think they could do at such a very young age ! Casey not only excelled in quick potty training to a pee pad , but also loves to ride in the car without fear! We are snowbirds and travel back and forth to Florida and Illinois very year . Well with Casey barely 8 months old he made our trip like a pro! Spent the night in a motel for first time also like a pro and hit the pee pad in the motel bathroom without us asking . Connie all your trips you took them all on packed up with Holly too , made the whole thing happen . When we arrived to our home in Illinois he was the same spot on with his potting . Only one thing, sometimes he thinks he's smarter than us ! He might be right ! He at 8 months knows his name ,  sit , down, rollover , and come , and no no ! Our little boy Casey is now 4 lbs 5 oz last check at vet . Here's a picture for all your new mommies and daddies out there . Just know God blessed Connie on how to breed and raise Yorkies the best, with LOVE. Till we see you again Connie thanks for everything! Gail/Bob and of course Casey ! 

  Hi Connie.  Swee’ Pea and I are forever grateful that you helped us become a family. When I saw her on the website I knew then that I would love her.  After speaking with you by telephone and listening to your very knowledgeable back room and knowing that you only breed hallway once a year I knew that you bring Yorkies into the world out of love.  After coming to your home and visiting and seeing how meticulous you are in your care of each animal and meeting Swee’ Pea in person I felt even more in love. I have had her for two weeks now and she and I have adjusted wonderfully and I’ve even been successful and potty training to go outside.  She’s a smart little cutie that catches on quickly. The “Yorkie bible” that you gave me and the supplies have greatly helped.  She is a happy puppy and I am forever grateful to you for helping me to give Swee’ Pea her forever home.  Hugs and Yorkie kisses from Laura and Swee’ Pea. 


  Hi Connie, Bill and I want to let you know how much we appreciate you, your breeding knowledge, your caring and knowledge of raising puppies, and our luck in getting our wonderful Princess from you.  We have thoroughly enjoyed Princess from the first day we met her and even more so since we brought her home.  These past 4 weeks with Princess have been so heavenly.  The great start you gave her for the first 8 weeks of her life, prepared her for her smooth transition to us as her new parents.  From day one, she never whined at night nor seemed to miss her siblings.  She adapted to her new home and life so quickly and so easily.  She has been a dream come true for us.  We love her and she loves us back.  We are so glad to have met you and to have received Princess from you.  Your caring nature prepared Princess for her new life and home to which we are forever grateful.  Thank you again

She's a very healthy happy girl!  And we are head over heels in love with her!  We couldn't ask for a better puppy.
She was 14 weeks yesterday and is 2 pounds 8 oz. 
She is doing well with potty training. She loves her walks and knows "go potty outside" and gets excited about the leash and the front door. Saturday she actually scratched at door to go out. She loves Mia who is a friend's one year old Shiatsu. Spent last night with relatives on way to Ohio. They have 2 Maltese. She had a ball and they were good with her. The first night we had her home she brought us a toy. She continues to love playing fetch with a ball or various stuffed animals.  She has a fun little wardrobe including sweaters, pajamas, a coat and booties for Ohio. This sweet little girl has healed my heart already and is such a joy for both of us. Thank you Thank you.


  Dear Connie, We can't believe how fast this year with Georgie Girl has gone.  She is so wonderful, smart as can be, and so snuggly.  She crawls under the covers and nestles under my left arm in the middle of the night.  She will even crawl up under my chin and sleep on my chest.  Both Tom and I couldn't love her any more - She brings us such joy.  Merry Christmas, Kate, Tom and Georgie Girl.  12/18 


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