American Maltese Association Rescue

A Fort Bragg, CA 95437 rescue helping to find loving homes for dogs.

Pets at American Maltese Association Rescue

  • Any
  • Any
  • Baby
  • Puppy
  • Kitten
  • Young
  • Adult
  • Senior
  • Any
  • Male
  • Female

This rescue hasn't posted any pets that match these criteria.

Areas American Maltese Association Rescue Serves


American Maltese Association Rescue's Adoption Process

1. Submit Application

2. Interview

3. Home Check

4. Meet the Pet

5. Approve Application

6. Sign Adoption Contract

7. Pay Fee

The Adoption Process

1. We receive your Adoption Application.
2.We evaluate the answers to see if it is a potential good fit for the requested dog, or any that we have in our care.
3.We contact you for a telephone interview. (There might be one or two of these interviews.)
4.We interview the references you listed, Personal, Veterinarian, Groomer.
5.We do a Home Visit. (The rescue dog may, or may not, accompany us on this visit.
6.You get to meet the rescue dog. The dog must meet all members of the family, two and four-legged, to see how everyone gets along.
7.We make a decision based on the ideal home for the dog. (We do not make our adoption decisions based on first come first serve.)
8.The Adopting family signs the Adoption Contract, and pays the Adoption Fee (normally $350 for an adult dog).
9.The rescue dog is united with his Forever Family.

Please note:

• This is not a rapid process. Every AMA Rescue person involved in fostering the dogs, checking references, making Home Visits, and transportation, is a VOLUNTEER. They perform these tasks in their spare time. Most of them have full or part-time jobs, other pets, and families.

• It is possible that there are dogs in our care that are not quite ready to be put up for adoption. One of these dogs might be a good fit for your family. Please submit an Adoption Application and let us know the qualities you are seeking for your next dog, age, sex, etc.

• We prefer NOT to adopt out of state. Local area adoptions help the dog transition to their new Forever Home, because the Foster Home is close at hand to assist.

• We do not adopt to homes with children, or grandchildren, under the age of 10 years old.

About American Maltese Association Rescue

American Maltese Association Rescue is a 501c3 organization dedicated to saving the unlucky Maltese. We see Maltese who have been neglected, abused, and abandoned. They come to us from shelters, as owner surrenders, as lost dogs found along busy highways or city streets, hoarder homes, and puppy mills. They come to us with broken bones, infected eyes, dangerous heart conditions, severe emotional issues, teeth so rotten their jaw bones are deteriorated, emaciation or excessive weight, nervous system disorders, cancer, other horrible diseases, internal infections, and more. What should be a beautiful white flowing coat, has turned into filthy, severe matting, so bad that a few could barely walk, or see, or perform bodily functions. Some have died in our arms. Many, many more have been saved. AMAR doesn’t use a sanctuary. We operate entirely with foster homes, where these dogs are welcomed, cleaned-up, treated for their medical conditions, trained, and most of all loved, until they are healthy enough to find their forever homes. And AMAR doesn’t have a single paid employee. Everyone at AMAR is a volunteer, including all our foster homes across the nation. AMAR functions purely with donated funds, and ALL the money goes to help the dogs in our care.
There is no shortage of Maltese needing help, and there is no shortage of homes to adopt them. The missing parts of the equation are the foster homes and donations. Can you help us? Become a foster home and save their lives. If you can’t foster, please make a donation to save their lives.”

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