My name is Milo!

Maltese Dog for adoption in Frederick, Maryland - Milo
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Toy Breeds In Need Rescue

Facts about Milo

  • Breed: Maltese
  • Color: White
  • Age: Young
  • Size: Unknown
  • Sex: Male
  • ID#: 10798542

MD - DC - Northern VA ONLY - Please read bio carefully - no kids, securely fenced yard, experienced guardian.  More info at

Meet Magnificent Milo!  Milo is a 2 year old, 6 pound, healthy and handsome Maltese.  His silky white hair is dotted by the most endearing dark eyes and a button nose.  Milo is wickedly smart - he knows sit, twirl, down, come, wait, paw, etc.  He is also completely house trained and pee pad trained.  He relishes in a good game of fetch or “catch me” where he will encourage his foster Mom to run around after him (it looks like he is laughing when he does this!).  One of his most endearing behaviors is wrapping his tiny white paws around his foster Mom's shoulder when she picks him up and gently giving her a kiss on the cheek.  He loves tu cuddle on her lap when she is at the computer or lay next to her in the evening during TV time.  Milo was surrendered to TBIN for behavioral problems, namely anxiety and aggression.  He came from a home with two children who did not always understand Milo’s need for space.  Milo also likely lacked proper socialization as a pup and, as a result, he has some phobias (riding in cars, seeing moving cars, strangers, etc.).  He is a reactive dog who, when overstimulated, becomes vocal.  It is important to note that Milo is NOT an aggressive dog.  He is simply a dog who lived in a not-so-great situation and has some anxieties.  Milo has bitten and will bite if he is stressed.  He does not like commotion, loud noises, etc.  He also tends to bond with just one person and if someone other than that person tries to handle him, he can react by snapping.  We are working with Milo to help him feel more comfortable and confident.  He has already made tremendous progress in his foster home, however, this is an ongoing process that will require time and compassion.  We will be extremely judicious about Milo's placement and we will only consider experienced, dog-savvy guardians.  He is not the dog for a first-time doggie guardian.  Milo will only be placed in an adult-only home (no kids of any age - no exceptions!).  Milo can be vocal so a single family home is needed (we feel apartments and condos may have too much foot traffic and too many neighbors who may complain if he does “sing the song of his people").  While Milo is leash trained, he is uncomfortable with moving cars, people on bikes, etc. so, a securely fenced yard is a must for pottying and exercising.  Being a young dog, he will need ample opportunities to romp and play (this also helps with his nervousness).  Milo loves to play fetch and ‘catch me if you can’!  He also loves performing any of the tricks he knows for a tasty treat!  He also really enjoys puzzle toys - which he figures out very quickly!  Milo does not enjoy car rides (he becomes very nervous and shakes).  He is fine with other dogs, so a laid back, similarly sized dog would be fine.  He regularly choses to lay with the other dogs in his foster home.  We also think he would be okay as an ‘only’ dog provided his guardian had plenty of time for him.  Milo is in a foster home with three dog-savvy cats that he is fine with.  He is crate trained but prefers an exercise pen (which is what his foster family uses on the rare occasion someone is not home).  Mostly, Milo wants to be with his person.  He is a champion snuggler!  Milo will need lots of time, support, and compassion to acclimate to a new home, but he is more than worth it!  

Milo is neutered, up-to-date on vaccines, Heartworm negative, has been dewormed, and has had recent blood work.   If you feel that you have room in your heart and home for Milo,  please complete an  Adoption Application:

About Toy Breeds In Need Rescue

About Our Rescue Group...

Toy Breeds In Need Rescue (TBIN), a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, was created with the goal of rescuing, rehabilitating and re-homing toy breed dogs in the Maryland area. It is the mission of TBIN to accept toy breed dogs regardless of age or health. TBIN provides necessary and proper veterinary care including altering (spaying/neutering) prior to placement of any and all rescued dogs, and also acts as a hospice for rescued dogs too ill or elderly to be placed in adoptive homes. TBIN uses a blend of both allopathic (traditional) and holistic veterinary medicine to provide a balanced approach to canine wellness. Our belief is that healthy dogs are happy dogs and so we work to support not only the physical body, but also the spirit! All dogs reside in foster homes and are treated as members of our families until their loving forever home is found. It is further a goal of this organization to act as an educational resource for both our adoptive families, as well as other canine guardians who are interested in learning about alternative medicine, species appropriate food, and holistic care for their four-legged family members.

Our Adoption Process...

If you are interested in welcoming one of TBIN's dogs in to your family, the first step is to complete our adoption application, which can be found on our website:

Prior to completing the application, please read the following information carefully.

Adoption requirements and guidelines:

All dogs are spayed and neutered prior to being adopted.
All dogs in the applicant’s home must be spayed or neutered. The only permissible exception would be for dogs who have a compelling medical issue that prohibits them from being altered (and this will be verified with your veterinarian).
All members of the household must be in agreement to adopt a rescued dog. TBIN does not adopt dogs as gifts.
TBIN does not adopt to families with children under the age of 8. While we realize that many families wish to allow their children to grow up with a dog, toy breeds are often not the best match for young children. They are small, fragile, some are nervous, or even nippy. For the comfort of our dogs and the safety of young kids, we regret that there can be no exceptions.
We do not require that you have previously shared your life with a dog, however, preference is given to applicants that have (and can provide a veterinary reference).
In an effort to save time, please ensure that you have given your veterinarian your consent to release information to Toy Breeds In Need Rescue.
TBIN requires adopters to stay in touch with us for the life of the dog. We want our adopters to become members of our extended family and want to ensure that the placement continues to be a success for both canine and human alike.
Adoption fees must be paid in full at the time of the adoption.
TBIN dogs are cared for in a holistic manner and as such, we do ask that our adopters be willing to continue a similar level of care including, but not limited to, feeding a high quality, nutritious food, minimal vaccinations, and utilizing positive based training methods. This will be discussed with you during the prescreen interview, and handouts will be provided to our adopters. In addition, we offer support to adoptive families for the life of the dog and are always available to answer questions or provide guidance.

We ask that you please be certain that you are prepared to make the lifelong commitment that comes with adopting a dog (for toy breeds, this could be as long as 20 years). Please be honest with yourself (and us!) about your schedule, your abilities, and your willingness to care for a dog for his or her entire life. We also ask that if you are applying for a specific breed of dog that you research the breed carefully. Toy breeds are known for having a wide array of health issues, which can be costly. Please be sure that the dog you are interested in is a realistic fit for you and your lifestyle.

While some potential adopters may wonder why rescues are so strict when seeking a forever home for a homeless dog, we ask that you please understand that we have personally made a lifelong commitment to every dog in our care, and this is something we take very seriously. These dogs have already lost at least one home and so we feel it is our duty to rigorously screen adopters to ensure that the next move that one of our dogs makes, is to his or her forever home.

Please note that completing an adoption application in no way guarantees that you will be permitted to adopt a TBIN dog. TBIN reserves the right to refuse any application, at any time, for any reason. That said, TBIN pledges to give each adoption application received fair and ample consideration. Our goal is to match deserving dogs with loving homes. While the adoption process may seem lengthy, it is well worth it!

Though we try to respond as quickly as possible, please allow a minimum of 3-5 days for a response. We are all volunteers who are working very hard to save these wonderful dogs. We have demanding jobs, families, and dogs of our own to care for. Your patience is greatly appreciated.

What to expect from the adoption process:

Once your application is received, one of our volunteers will begin the approval process by conducting a veterinary or personal reference check.
If the reference check is successful, the next step is the prescreen interview. This is a telephone call that typically lasts a minimum of 45 minutes. It gives us the opportunity to get to know you better, to better understand what you are looking for in a canine companion, and to answer any questions you may have.
If the prescreen interview goes well and both the applicant and TBIN wish to continue the screening process, you will be contacted by a volunteer to schedule your home visit.
It is only after the successful completion of these steps that an applicant is eligible to be considered approved to adopt.
All decisions regarding application approval and placement of TBIN dogs are made solely by TBIN. ​