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Bailey Maltese Austin, TX

  • Adult
  • Male
  • Small
  • White / Cream


Vaccinations up to date, spayed / neutered.
Prefers a home without
Other dogs, children.

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Think you and Bailey might be a match?

Meet Bailey

Adoption applications should be filled out to expedite the process:

Adoption fee $350
Age 10
11 pounds
No children or other dogs in the home
Excellent house manners
Not a good candidate for apartment living

Please read this entire lengthy bio!
If after reading you want a loving smart little senior guy please fill out the on line application.

All adoptions begin with a one week trial.

Bailey loves to cuddle and be petted, is great on a leash, is incredibly handsome, is full of youth and energy (acts like a 5yr old), and has been kept up-to-date medically throughout his life so he is very healthy.
He becomes very attached and trusting of his owner(s) and loves an enormous amount of hugging and snuggling once he gets there.
He is good with strangers but can be less patient with them when it comes to his boundaries.

He prefers to be the center of his owner’s life, so would do better in a home with no other dogs. He wants his way! He can become cranky if there is too much going on or if he is not getting the attention
he wants. If you surprise him, he will give you a warning growl and can bite if that growl is not heeded. He will not be adopted where children are in the home.

Bailey's story is quite different than a lot of the other rescues up for adoption in that he has been spoiled and coddled his whole life which has led to some bad habits and behaviors. He is intelligent and very food driven, so is very motivated during training. He does, however, require an owner with a firm hand who can set firm boundaries so his spoiled nature does not run the house. He whines, scratches and barks when he wants his way and will do best with an experienced owner in a quiet home without a lot of changes happening which helps reduce his stressors and can keep these behaviors at bay until he develops new habits.
This owner will be well rewarded if from day one if they have a calm and consistent routine.

Bailey has some unusual traits. He is willing to be snuggled in ways many dogs don’t enjoy. He will fall asleep in his owners arms, he loves attention. But he wants it on his terms.

His history: For the first 7.5 years of Bailey's life he lived with an adoring family on the northeast coast. They were new dog owners and they didn’t correct unwanted behavior early, they loved him and took excellent care of him, making sure he got every shot and vet visit he needed. They then had a baby and couldn't risk Bailey's biting if he was startled or disturbed when he wasn't interested in being disturbed. One of his
favorite things to do was napping under the couch with a portion of his body being visible. The crawling baby could not resist making a beeline to see the puppy! He never bit her but Mom was frantic with worry
that one day she would turn her back and her baby would be bitten.

Bailey was adopted from Lil Paws and his current owner recently passed away.

The best fit for Bailey will be an adopter who can be proactive and remove him from situations where he will get into trouble but also understand there are limits to being the boss and
where & when to pick their battles with him.

He is very well behaved when he goes to the groomer so there are no issues there. The biggest difficulty with Bailey is, he likes to chose when he wants to be social and if he doesn't want to be social he
is quick to switch from "charming" to "not charming".

Adoption fee $350 plus tax
** The Texas Comptroller now requires sales tax on adoption fees.

*** Monthly Meet & Greets (12:00 - 2:00)
Pet Supplies Plus (Parmer & Mopac) every 1st Saturday of the month

** Please note: Due to their size, our dogs are not suitable for homes with children under 5..

We do not have a facility, all dogs are fostered in the homes of our volunteers. If you are interested in adopting a dog from Lil' Paws Maltese Rescue and other Petite Paws, please visit our website at and fill out an adoption application. This is the first step in our adoption process. Our goal is to place our dogs in safe, stable and loving homes in the Austin Metropolitan area. Thanks for looking!

Lil' Paws Maltese Rescue and other Petite Paws depends on donations to keep the dogs in our program healthy. Many health issues are taken care of before a dog leaves a rescue: spaying, neutering, immunizations, dental care, and in some cases major surgery. Because of the cost of this care, donations are essential to enable us to continue our work. If you would like to show appreciation for what we do and help us continue to do it please go to our website homepage and click the donate button. We thank you in advance for your support.

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