Health & Behavior Policy
All Maltese rescue dogs are provided veterinary care, including immunizations, worming, heart worm testing and preventatives, flea and tick preventatives, spay/neuter and micro-chipping. Any and all health issues that Maltese Rescue are aware of prior to adoption are evaluated and treated before placing the dog in a permanent home. All AMAR Maltese rescues are spayed or neutered prior to leaving foster care.
People interested in adopting one of our rescue dogs, the first step is to submit an online application from our website www.americanmalteserescue.org Personal and veterinarian references are checked. Potential homes are assessed for a safe and nurturing environment for a rescue Maltese. The adoption fee for a young (less than 6 years of age), healthy dog ranges from $300.00 to $600.00. Fees for puppies are higher than adult dogs. For rescue Maltese over the age of 5 years, the usual adoption fee is $250.00.
American Maltese Association Rescue (AMA Rescue) is a 501 (c) 3 nonprofit trust governed by a Board of Trustees. The American Maltese Association (AMA), the National AKC recognized parent breed club for Maltese, began a National Rescue Program for Maltese in 1995. Rescue is totally staffed by all volunteers, consisting of both AMA members and non-members who share a love for the breed and a commitment to ensure unwanted, homeless Maltese are placed in loving homes with a person knowledgeable in the care of a Maltese.
American Maltese Association Rescue was formed for the charitable purposes of rescuing purebred Maltese and Maltese mixes which are homeless or soon-to-be homeless, including those found in animal shelters or similar facilities and those relinquished by their owners. The dogs are provided with care, training and necessary medical care including spay/neutering. Maltese rescue also focuses on education of the public regarding breed characteristics, responsible dog ownership, training and humane care of a Maltese.
For additional information, please see our website at www.americanmalteserescue.org