United Maltese Rescue (UMR) is dedicated to the rescue of Maltese dogs of all ages in need of new homes with loving families. We are committed to responsible pet ownership; all of our dogs are spayed/neutered and current on shots before placement. We currently confine our rescue efforts to the greater Washington, D.C. area (i.e., Maryland, Northern Virginia, the District of Columbia, and Baltimore and surrounding areas ). However, we will work with any rescue organization or shelter that needs our help to place Maltese in need of permanent or foster homes. We believe that the future well-being of our rescues is our most important responsibility. To meet this obligation, the long-term needs of our dogs are of utmost importance in the adoption process. We believe that if a dog requires re-homing because s/he cannot tolerate life with children or other pets or because s/he has separation anxiety or other issues, our job is to find a new home where such "irritants" do not exist. The welfare of our rescues always takes precedence in the adoption process.
Adopting a Friend
Our adoption process requires that you first fill out a detailed application. To obtain an application, call 301/371-6442 (MD) or 703/435-3232 (VA). You can also e-mail us at email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, or email@example.com; or print an application from our website (www.rescueamaltese.com) and send it to one of the UMR representatives listed on the application. You can also copy the application into Word and email it to any of us. You must provide us with personal references and a veterinary reference. Following an interview with a United Maltese Rescue representative, we will schedule a home visit. The purpose of this visit is simply to ensure that our rescue will be living in a safe and loving environment. An adoption fee of $250 is requested at the time of adoption. All of us work, so please give us your home number so we contact you and do not just provide a work number. We cannot contact folks during our (or your) work hours. We are all available after 7 PM by phone.
Volunteering and Donations
We are always looking for an extra pair of loving hands! If you can foster, make home visits, screen applicants, contact references, transport dogs or even help with updating our website, we would love to have you help us. Send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 703-435-3232. Donations are also greatly appreciated to help with veterinary care and other rescue-related expenses.