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How Do I Give Up My Maltese?

by Adopt a Pet, | January 11, 2024


You can give up your Maltese by rehoming or by taking him to a shelter or rescue. However, before you decide on just how you’ll be giving up your dog, it’s important to understand the differences between these options. Ultimately, your goal shouldn’t be just to give up your dog, but to ensure that you find him the best possible home. Below are things to keep in mind.

Consider Ways You May Keep Your Dog

Before you give up your dog, you should make sure that you’ve exhausted every other possibility. Sometimes, you might feel that you don’t have any other choice, but that may not be the case.

If you have a dog with some behavioral issues, such as barking too much or going to the bathroom in the house, training could be a solution. Consider working with a local trainer or behaviorist. If you can’t spend time with your dog during the day, consider doggy daycare. Maybe you can’t afford to have your dog spayed or neutered. Look for low-cost and free options in your area.

Of course, there are situations that won’t allow you to keep your dog no matter how much you might want to. In those cases, there are resources to help you find him a new home.

Allowing Someone You Know to Adopt

A simple and effective solution when you need to give up your Maltese might be to let someone you know adopt. Maybe you have a relative who needs a companion dog or a friend who wants a dog for the family that’s hypoallergenic. There could be plenty of people in your life right now that would love to adopt your dog. You just need to talk with them about it.

However, this doesn’t mean that you should let just anyone you know adopt your dog. You still need to be sure they’re the right fit for him, and that they’ll be capable of providing him with all the care and attention he needs.

Rescues and Shelters

There’s also the possibility of using shelters or rescues when you need to give up your Maltese. Rescues are often full, though, because they have no-kill policies. This means that you might not find a local rescue that can take your dog. Still, they are worth trying when you find yourself limited on choices.

Shelters could work, as well. These facilities only have a limited amount of space, though, and to ensure there’s room for incoming animals, they may euthanize. It’s not something they want to do, but they don’t have a choice.

Whether you choose a shelter or rescue, be aware that you’ll have to pay a surrender fee when you drop off your dog. This fee can vary, so contact the organization to check their prices and policies. 

Use Pet Adoption Sites

Pet adoption sites like Rehome by Adopt-a-Pet.com are another excellent solution. Rehome allows you to create a detailed profile for your dog that is then put in front of the millions of potential adopters that visit Adopt-a-Pet.com every month. They can learn more about your dog and submit applications to adopt. You’ll then review the applications to find the best new home for your Maltese. The site is also full of resources to help you pick the best new home for your dog. It’s an easy and safe option.

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