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Our Featured San Diego, CA Partner:

Maltese Rescue California - San Diego County Area

Dog adoption saves lives. Adopt a dog and you'll have a friend for life! Contact us, or contact another local humane society, animal shelter or SPCA.

Pets at Our Rescue Group:

Cities, Towns, and/or Counties We Serve:

San Diego County
Orange County
Los Angeles County

About Our Rescue Group:

Maltese Rescue California is a nonprofit organization run purely on donations and adoption fees. We are dedicated to rescuing Maltese from California shelters and owner surrenders. Maltese Rescue CA is run by compassionate professions who volunteer their time and resources to save and care for homeless Maltese. Along with dedicated veterinarians, we are able to spay/neuter and provide proper medical care to all of our dogs. Our goal and commitment is to secure loving forever homes, thus giving our dogs a second chance.

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Come Meet our Pets:

Adoption Events:
Petsmart LaJolla Village Square, 2 nd Saturday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Adoption Event: 4th Saturday of every month at the Unleashed by Petco in Scripps Ranch from 11 .m. to 3 p.m.

10625 Scripps Poway Parkway, San Diego, CA 92131

Our Adoption Process:

When a rescue Maltese is ready adoption, each dog is listed on and Prospective adoptive persons submit an adoption application. The person is interviewed and references are checked. Prior to approving an adoption, a home visit is done to determine if the home provides a safe environment for a rescue Maltese.

An adoption fee is paid at the time of adoption. Adoption fees and donations are the sole financial source for payment of medical care for all of our rescue dogs.

Our Adopted Pets:

We have helped lots of pets connect with loving and caring owners. Check out our adopted pets list!

Why should you adopt?

Dog adoption and cat adoption saves lives. Adopt a dog or adopt a cat and you'll have a friend for life! What is the difference between adopting a dog or puppy versus getting dogs for sale or puppies for sale from a dog breeder? When someone is breeding puppies, they are creating new dogs who need homes. Some people are interested in a very specific breed of dog or puppy and they think the only way to find that specific breed is to buy a dog for sale from a puppy breeder. Yet animal shelters are filled with dogs who must find homes. So rather than buying a dog or puppy for sale from a dog breeder, we encourage people to adopt a dog or adopt a puppy at their local animal shelter, SPCA, humane society or pet rescue group.