Maltese Rescue

I am only one, But still I am one. I cannot do everything, But still I can do something; And because I cannot do everything I will not refuse to do the something that I can do. --Edward Everett Hale

You too can help a Maltese in need! - select Dog, type: Maltese in breed type
Metropolitan Maltese Rescue - we buy their inspirational calendar every year!
Atlantic Maltese Rescue
• Pacific Maltese Rescue
National Maltese & Small Dog Rescue Alliance
United Maltese Rescue
Northcentral Maltese Rescue - located in South East Wisconsin
Ohio Maltese Rescue
American Maltese Association - the parent club for Maltese in the American Kennel Club
Tips for Handling Your Newly Rescued Maltese

You can always contact your local SPCA too!

Rescue a Maltese Dog

Sunny's Story - A Hurting Dog Gets a New Home!

Woooof! Hi, I'm Happy Sundog and this is my story:
I was born about June 25th, 1996. My first owners didn't know much about how to take care of a dog. They didn't know that my ears needed to be cleaned regularly or they would become infected. My ears hurt so much that I wouldn't let anyone pat my head! It was even hard to sleep.

My original owners realized that they couldn't care for me properly and asked CoCo to look after me. CoCo took me to see his vet and she flushed my ears and gave me medicine. Soon, I began to feel much better. Then I began my training!

There has been so much to learn! First, I had to learn about where to go to the bathroom. This was difficult for me, and it took several months to get it right. Fortunately, CoCo is very patient! Lately, I have been going to Deborah Wolfe's Perfect Pet Care Doggy School. The teacher says I am very good at "sit." I like to play fetch, and I usually come when I'm called. I don't like "heel" very much, though. I want to be the leader of the pack!

I just had my first birthday! It's been a big first year. I'm a healthy and happy boy. I was only 4 pounds when I met CoCo, but I've grown to 11 pounds (5 kg) and now I'm bigger than him! I'm not fat, though! The vet says I am like a tank and I have a greyhound's waist. My ears are all better and I've had an operation to fix an umbilical hernia. I'm also neutered. I have a really cool tattoo and microchip to make sure I can find my way home should I get lost some day. I even have a job. I keep the house safe. I growl like a Rottweiler to scare off predators!

July, 1997