Benton is a 3 month old Morkie (Maltese/Yorkie) puppy available for adoption in Colorado at Pawsitive Restorations Animal Rescue
Benton is a 3 month old Morkie (Maltese/Yorkie) puppy available for adoption in Colorado at Pawsitive Restorations Animal Rescue!

Gary & friends having SOOOO much puppy fun!

  • Breed: Yorkshire Terrier / Maltese
  • DOB: 6/30/23
  • Current Weight: 5lbs
  • Sex: Male
  • Estimated Adult Size: Small
  • Neutered
  • Microchipped
  • Age appropriate vaccinations 
  • Good with Dogs & Respectful Kids
  • Has NOT been cat tested
I’m being fostered in: Erie, CO


  • Safe, secure, fully-fenced, private yard with room to run. (not fully vaccinated yet, so no shared outdoor space)
  • No kids under 5

Benton Can Go Home: NOW

Adoption Fee: $850

Benton will require regular professional grooming for the rest of his life. Please keep this expense in mind prior to applying to adopt


🎵🐾 Meet Benton, our wittle cuddle maestro, singing ‘I’m all about those cuddles, those cuddles, no air purifiers!’ 🐾🎵

Hey paw-some people! Benton here! I’m a three-month-old, reeeeally handsome Morkie pup! Dats a mix of a Yorkshire Terrier and a Maltese. I might be a little guy at only 5 pounds, but my heart is GREAT BIG and I’m ready to charm my way into your heart AND your lap! 

I’ve got my charm game on lock! I’ll roll, flip, and flop just to grab your attention. And once I’ve got it, bam! I’m in your lap, stealing your heart faster than you can say “snuggle buddy.” My puppy-dog eyes are practically my superpower. You’ll look into my eyes—my eyes will twinkle as I gaze right back atcha! Girlfriend, I’m not the ‘leaving type.’ I’ll gaze into your gorgeous eyes as long as you’ll gaze into mine, and resistance is futile!

Sure, I might be small, but my energy is top-notch. I’m all about playful antics, and yes, I’ve got a thing for shoes. Nah, I don’t want to destroy them, I’m gonna snatch one up just for the joy of watching you chase me around the house. Who knew shoes could be so much fun?

Now, here’s the scoop: I’m a wise little pup. Some call me a soul dog, and I won’t argue. And let me spill the tea on my latest conquest—I’ve declared war on the household air purifier. I mean, who needs this weird thing anyway when you can have the sweet scent of puppy breath, right? Oh, and I’ve figured out how to turn it off with a casual press of the power button. Smart, huh?

Potty training is in progress, but I’m a quick learner. With your consistent schedule, a bag full of treats, and snuggles galore, I’ll have this skill mastered in a jiffy.

So, if you’re on the lookout for a cuddle buddy extraordinaire, a little bit of a mischief-maker with a heart of gold, and a handsome dude who will never leave your side, swipe right on ME!

KNOWN HISTORYThis precious kiddo was surrendered to rescue by a commercial kennel. These dogs were nothing more than a number in their previous lives, but their lives changed forever the day they were surrendered to PRAR! They’ve spent their time with us living in wonderful, loving foster homes learning what it’s like to be genuinely loved. ❤️

Won’t you please consider adding this precious, sweet, loving little boy to your family? If you are not quite ready to add a new member to your family, won’t you please #SHARE our adoptable kiddos on social media? You never know when your share is the share that will bring them home.

Benton’s adoption fee is $850 and includes neuter, microchip with free lifetime registration, age appropriate vaccinations and dewormers, and 30 days of medical insurance. He will come home with a hobo bag of things to help him get started in his new furever home. You can apply to welcome him into your family by completing an adoption application below.

Please understand that adopting from P.R.A.R. means FOREVER. Please do NOT apply if you do not have the time to properly train and exercise a dog, (professional training will be required within 1 year of adoption) or if you do not meet the minimum adoption requirements for the dog in which you are applying, (see minimum requirements above).

About this breed:

People love the Yorkshire terrier, and they love the Maltese, so it’s only natural they would want to combine the two for a mixed breed that has the fluff and sweetness of a Maltese and the verve and coloring of a Yorkie. Universe, meet the Morkie. Like their parent breeds, Morkies are small, energetic toy dogs who love their families. Because they can be vocal about unfamiliar people, they also make good alarm systems, alerting their owners to someone walking up to the door with a sharp bark. Caring for a Morkie is pretty straightforward: Consistent, positive reinforcement training, a moderate amount of regular exercise, and regular grooming. The Morkie coat, while typically long, is often kept in a short puppy cut. Morkies are low-shedding and considered to be a low-allergen dog. And while no dog is truly hypoallergenic, Morkies can be a good fit for those who tend to sniffle around puppies.

Please read each question carefully and answer with as much detail and information as possible! If you don’t, you will likely be skipped over for someone who did.

Please visit our FAQ section to answer your most common questions, including:

  • Preview our adoption contract
  • Read about home visits
  • Read about what all goes into the dogs that we save
  • Learn why we require a fully fenced yard
  • Learn how to keep your new dog SAFE after adoption