My name is Baker!

Maltese Dog for adoption in Rockville, Maryland - Baker
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Mutts Matter Rescue

Facts about Baker

  • Breed: Maltese
  • Color: Unknown
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
  • Sex: Male
  • ID#: 11295504

Baker's Back!

Seems this guy needs a different home than he was placed in. Backer is fearful, so he needs a home that is going to be patient while he learns to trust.

This little darling is a 3 year old, purebred Maltese.  He is new to our rescue, and comes to us from a Baltimore area shelter.  He was terrified in the shelter environment and needed a foster based rescue to help him relax and gain his confidence.   The shelter shaved his fur because he was covered in mats, but his hair is growing back quickly and he has no skin issues. Baker has been neutered, updated on his vaccines and has tested negative for heart worm disease.  He is now on a monthly heart worm preventative, and has no health issues.


Baker loves people and other small dogs, but is cautious, and just needs time to trust.  Once he realizes he is 'among friends', he is quick to give kisses and jump on laps.  He absolutely loves to be outside, and gets excited when he see's his leash come takes one person to pet him and keep him from jumping around, while the other one gets his harness on him!!!.  Baker is equally excited when he gets to play in a securely fenced area. Unfortunately, he loves to be outside so much, he will try and get out the door whenever it is opened.   Ace's new family must always be CAREFUL TO KEEP ALL DOORS CLOSED AND ACE AWAY FROM THE DOOR WHENEVER IT IS OPENED FOR GUESTS, ETC.


Baker's foster parent shared that he appears to be house trained, does not chew anything, listens well and knows some hand commands, and is able to easily jump on the couch for attention or a snooze.  He will sleep anywhere, either in a dog bed or in a bed with his person.  He has not been tested with a crate at this time, so we do not know how he would do with a crate.  He is described as an all around sweet boy!!!  He does not mind having his body brushed but does not seem to like having his face and eyes washed or brushed.  His new family must be aware of this, and give him treats and move slowly when taking care of this daily/weekly coat maintenance


Baker will do fine in a home with children over the age of 13, but due to his small size, we do not believe he would do well with young children.  Please keep in mind the added cost of regular, professional grooming needed for this breed, before submitting an application.  Applicants with prior experience with this breed are strongly encouraged to apply!!!


My adoption fee is $350, which covers the cost of routine vetting, rabies and distemper/parvo vaccinations, deworming, spay/neuter surgery, heartworm testing, my microchip, monthly heartworm prevention, monthly flea/tick prevention, and any transport costs if applicable.  

If you can't adopt me, consider sponsoring my care and being a rescue angel. Click on the DONATE button below and chip in what you can. Your donation is tax deductible and helps us save more lives!

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You can save animals like this one by becoming a foster home for a dog in need! Fosters are like way stations between high kill shelters and forever homes. We need fosters so that we can save dogs before they are euthanized at the shelters. If you are interested in becoming a foster, please check out our information about fostering on our website:

MMR covers the vet care, food, and tools to get started. You supply the love. Fostering saves lives. Sometimes a foster home is the only thing standing between life and death.

About Mutts Matter Rescue

About Our Rescue Group...

A Little History... Mutts Matter Rescue is a 501(c)(3) non profit, all volunteer based organization, with combined rescue experience of over 15 years. We work in conjunction with shelters and other organizations to help save animals on death row, the strays on the street, or ones in unsafe living conditions. We adopt in the DC, VA, and MD areas, with a few exception out of the tri-state area depending on the dog and situation. We are driven by love, compassion, and hope.

All of our rescues enter their new home spayed or neutered, up to date on all shots, and are micro-chipped. If we take a dog into our rescue, we do our very best to ensure that they are healthy before going to their new “furever”home. With enough hard work and dedication, we hope to be able to empty the shelters one day soon.

Come Meet Our Pets...

At adoption events posted on our events page:

Our Adoption Process...

We require you to fill out an adoption application on our website at
The application will ask for both a vet and personal reference. Both will need to be verified. After those are checked, a pre-screener contacts you to discuss your application.
Once that is complete, they screener decides if they are recommended for a home visit. If the home visit goes well and they are approved to adopt, then they can meet the dog.
Our adoption fee includes the cost of routine vetting, spay/neuter, and microchipping.