My name is Oliver!

Maltese Puppy for adoption in Irvine, California - Oliver
Photo 1 - Maltese Puppy for adoption in Irvine, California - Oliver
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I found a new home!
Plenty of my friends are looking
for one too. Find a pet to adopt.

Oliver's Info...

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

Oliver's Story...
When we got an urgent call from Riverside Shelter about a puppy with a broken jaw, we rushed out to scoop up this poor pooch. The moment we had Oliver in our arms, he was giving kisses through his adorable crooked smile. Oliver is a 3 month old, 4 pound, pure bred Maltese puppy. Despite being the obvious victim of physical abuse, Oliver has an amazing and sweet forgiving nature. He might be a bit reserved when first meeting new people, but he quickly bonds to the ones who love and care for him.

Oliver has had extensive consultations with our specialty surgeons and due to his young age and tiny size he is not a good candidate for surgery. The prognosis for his recovery is to wait for all his adult teeth to come in and possibly extract the ones that could injure the roof of his mouth. Although it will take several months before his treatment can be completed, Oliver is available for adoption and Lovebugs Rescue will take care of the rest of his treatment when he is ready.
Other than his slightly crooked smile, you would never know that anything had ever happened to this happy little guy. He eats just like any other dog and loves to play with his foster brothers and sisters. We have fallen head over heals in love with our little Ollie and we know his new family will too!

If you are interested in meeting Oliver, please complete an adoption application at

Facts about Oliver

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

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Why Adoption is a Great Option

Oliver, a Irvine Maltese puppy was adopted! Here's how you can benefit by looking at adoption as an option to buying a Maltese for sale in Irvine, or seeking a Maltese puppy from a breeder in Irvine.

  1. Rescues and shelter volunteers in Irvine 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 Irvine 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 Irvine paves the way for another one to be saved.