My name is Finn- LAP DOG!

Maltese Dog for adoption in Oak Ridge, New Jersey - Finn- LAP DOG
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Finn- LAP DOG's Info...

I am already neutered, purebred, up to date with shots, and good with dogs.

Finn- LAP DOG's Story...
Finn is an adorable tiny 10 year old maltese who has lived his entire life in a wire cage in a puppy mill, helping to create probably thousands of puppies over the years. He deserves a loving home in which to spend his golden years to make up for so many years of emotional and physical neglect. He enjoys attention and is sweet-natured and will be a grateful affection companion. Please submit an application if you are interested.

November 10th, 2010: We are excited to be participating once again in Best Friends' "Pup my Ride" Puppies aren't Products program. It's a great program that has saved over 1000 dogs from puppy mills across the country. Click here for more info on puppy mills We are getting 12 adorable dogs of many assorted ages, breeds, sizes, and temperaments- yellow lab, sheltie, aussie/poodle cross, shih tzu, dachshund, schnauzer, cocker spaniel, maltese, havanese, pomeranian, and more! Some of them will be available at our adoption day Sunday 11/14- please put in an application now if you are interested. Some are very shy while others are more outgoing, and in general they tend to do best in calmer adult homes with another dog already in the home to help them adjust to a "real home".

These poor dogs have spent their whole lives in wire cages, churning out litter after litter of puppies to make $$$ for their greedy owner. They have never received proper vet care, been walked on a leash, or had a soft bed to sleep on. They lived in filthy conditions and were not properly groomed. These are the lucky ones- we were able to rescue them and make sure they will get the loving homes they deserve. Many more like them are simply shot or drowned by their owners when they are no longer needed, or sold at auctions to other millers where they will continue to be bred.

These dogs are all understandably nervous and confused in their new setting, but are sweet-natured and want to be loved. They are seeking calmer homes that will give them time to adjust and patiently help them learn to live in a real home. They get along with other dogs and generally do best in a home with another friendly social dog to help them come out of their shells. They are obviously not housebroken- some learn pretty quickly once on a schedule while others may require more patience or need to be wee-wee pad trained. Click here for info on how to help acclimate a puppy mill rescue to your home

Our great vets at the Animal Clinic of Morris Plains are taking care of these sweeties and they are making sure they are all altered, updated on shots, treated for various skin and ear infections infections (a result of their poor living condtions), and giving them dentistries to clean and/or extract their rotted teeth. We are in desperate need of donations of funds to help with their medical care- even if you can't adopt one please consider donating even $10 toward their care. Donations can be made by clicking on the "sponsor me" button on this page, or can be mailed to:

Second Chance Pet Adoption League, P.O. Box 221, Oak Ridge, NJ 07438.

Most importantly, please remember the stories of these dogs and others like them. Every time someone buys a puppy from a pet store, breeding kennel, or broker, they are supporting the cruel treatment of their parent dogs and encouraging more dogs to be bred. Please refer anyone looking for a puppy to shelters/rescues in their area or to and encourage them to adopt a homeless pet.

We do not have a shelter- all our pets are in foster homes or boarding kennels and can be seen by appointment only during the week, or at our weekly pet adoptions every Sunday at the Animal Clinic of Morris Plains from 12:30 to 3PM at 3009 Route 10 East next to 5 Star Car Wash (formerly Boulder Car Wash). To help us better match a pet to your household, we request you fill out an application on our homepage and copy and paste it into an email, or print it and bring it to our adoption day when you come. Local inquiries only please- we do not do long distance adoptions.

Facts about Finn- LAP DOG

  • Breed: Maltese
  • Color: White
  • Age: Senior
  • Size: Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
  • Sex: Male

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Why Adoption is a Great Option

Finn- LAP DOG, a Oak Ridge Maltese dog was adopted! Here's how you can benefit by looking at adoption as an option to buying a Maltese for sale in Oak Ridge, or seeking a Maltese dog from a breeder in Oak Ridge.

  1. Rescues and shelter volunteers in Oak Ridge already know the personality and tendencies of their pets. This means they can match you with the right pet. That will makes it much easier transition to owning a pet for yourself and your new pet.
  2. On average adoption fees are much less than you'd pay a Oak Ridge breeder, or pet store. Plus most often rescue pets have already been to the veterinarian for a check-up, had a round of vaccinations, and are spayed or neutered. That is a lot of savings!
  3. You will become a hero, and give a needy dog or cat a loving home. In fact, there are even Maltese breeders who help with Maltese rescue. One puppy or kitten adopted in Oak Ridge paves the way for another one to be saved.