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Maltese puppies and dogs in El Cajon, California

Looking for a Maltese puppy or dog in El Cajon, California? Adopt a Pet can help you find an adorable Maltese near you.

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These Maltese are available in El Cajon, California.
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Toasted Marshmallow

Maltese Poodle (Standard)

Male, 13 yrs 2 mos
El Cajon, CA
Size
(when grown) Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
Details
Good with dogs, Spayed or Neutered,
Story
We are so happy to introduce you to Toasted Marshmallow and thanks to the shelter his lab work and dental have been performed and he's available for adoption. He's been in a foster home for 2 weeks and this is what we've learned, Toasted Marshmallow is a delight! He has the energy of a much younger dog. I would say he's the most fun loving dog I've ever had live with me. He's so good, quiet, and lovable. He follows me around everywhere. Toasted Marshmallow checks all the boxes, except he hasn't been exposed to cats, but his demeaner tells us he would likely welcome any creature into his realm.Meet 13-year-old Toasted Marshmallow--named by my 13-year-old daughter because this adorable and fun-loving Maltese-Poodle (Maltipoo) has one rear brown paw from the dominating gene of the brown poodle. Marshmallow is healthy and loves to sleep in your lap after a playful round of scratch my butt. He is very obedient and when not receiving attention, he will quietly cuddle himself in his bed. Marshmallow was recently neutered and had a dental that removed many rotten teeth. He has healed quickly and is waiting patiently for his forever home and family.

Or, how about these Maltese in cities near El Cajon, California

These Maltese are available for adoption close to El Cajon, California.
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Zane

Maltese American Pit Bull Terrier

Male, Young
National City, CA
Size
(when grown) Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
Details
Good with kids, Spayed or Neutered,
Story
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Pepa

Maltese Terrier (Unknown Type, Medium)

Female, Young
Carlsbad, CA
Size
(when grown) Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
Details
Good with kids, Good with dogs, Spayed or Neutered,
Story
Meet your New Best Friend at an Adoption Event near you! Pepa is thinking about coming to an adoption event near you very soon. If you’d like to learn more about this pup and their fluffy friends who are looking for their furever homes, check out our website: https://amazingdogs.org/available-dogs/ If you would like to reserve this doggie and have us bring them to the event of your choice for you to meet first, you can do so by paying a non-refundable deposit of $50 to our Venmo or Zelle account (619-918 2142 in the name of Amazing Dogs; pls indicate your telephone number). This deposit will go towards the adoption fee. After receipt of your deposit, we will confirm your reservation and list the doggie on our website as ‘Pending Adoption’. If you decide not to adopt one of our Amazing Dogs, the $50 is considered a compensation for the transportation costs. All our doggies come with their health record and have received all necessary medical care, which includes (but is not limited to) all vaccines, de-wormer, anti-flea/tick medication, microchip and of course spay/neuter surgery. Our adoption fee is $500. Only in California, the fee for babies under a year old is $600. Please consider this not as a price you pay for the doggie, but as a (tax-deductible) donation to our charity, so we can continue our work and take care of the 250+ dogs in our shelter. Read more about why we charge adoption fees here: https://amazingdogs.org/adoption-fees/ If you have any additional inquiries, please don't hesitate to reach out to us via call or text. We are excited to meet you at our upcoming adoption event! Contact before event: Sandra Garcia T (408) 477-0553. Contact at event or after adoption: Patrick Lepere T (619) 918-2142 Copy/paste this link to your browser to apply: https://amazingdogs.org/dog/pepa/
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Richi

Maltese

Male, 2 yrs
Escondido, CA
Size
(when grown) Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
Details
Good with kids, Good with dogs, Spayed or Neutered,
Story
Meet Richi, a very adorable, cute little boy, he is good with anybody you put him with. He is very smart, and food motivated. He is neutered and microchipped and comes with all his shots up to date. We are a rescue so an adoption fee will apply. We do not ship or send dogs out of state. If interested go to www.k9connectionpetadoption.org and fill out the adoption application
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Leo

Maltese

Male, 3 yrs 2 mos
Oceanside, CA
Size
(when grown) Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
Details
Good with kids, Good with dogs, Spayed or Neutered,
Story
Leo is very cuddly dog he’s 6 pounds he’s potty training he love kids and dogs and people he’s very friendly he’s full vaccines and deworming and fix he not bark a line he’s potty trained and create training he love sleep in he’s bed or in your bed pls any question call me or text me at 7602070820
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Pops

Maltese

Male, Senior
Ramona, CA
Size
(when grown) Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
Details
Spayed or Neutered,
Story
Have you met Pops, the three-legged wonder dog? We rescued Pops from the San Diego Humane Society in December 2021 after he was taken there by his previous owners. He had a leg amputated while at the shelter after an untreated fracture was discovered. He gets around amazingly well as a tripod and does not let having only three legs slow him down, as you can see in the video! Pops was adopted in May 2022 but returned to our care in April 2023. He is 10 years old, weighs 16 lbs., and is a healthy boy. When Pops' former foster family heard that he had been returned to FFF, they came for him the very same day and offered to foster him again! In their care, Pops Pops decompressed after being left behind again by the people he loved and trusted, and he is doing very well. Pops' foster family is dedicated to helping us find Pops a patient and understanding forever family who will love him unconditionally. Might it be you? Here is an update from Pops' Foster Dad: "Pops loves playing with toys, cuddling on the couch, and going for walks. He lives in a house with 7 other small dogs and does well with them At bedtime, Pops gets tucked in with a blanket and a toy for the night. He just loves this so much, it melts your heart when he is staring to you waiting to be tucked in. He sleeps all night with no accidents. Occasionally, he asks to be on the bed. We have been working with him on going to the groomers. He wasn't a huge fan at first but he is warming up to them. One of us usually stays with him and talks to him and lets him bury his nose in our arm throughout the entire process, but he comes out looking fantastic. It took us a long time to be able to pick him up to put him on the bed, couch, or car. There is a trick to it. Pops likes to eat alone, not with other dogs, and he doesn't like it when you sneak up behind him. You always have to talk to Pops. Get him to make eye contact, and work slowly with him. Even though he only has three legs, he can jump up on the couch. He can outrun you. Once he is comfortable with you, he will snuggle with you, give you kisses, and give you some belly. He will not eat his breakfast until you put in a pump of his fish oil supplement. If you forget and put his food down, he will stare at you like, "Didn't you forget something?" We have spent every day working with him and working on his behaviors, and it is amazing to look back and see just how far Pops has come! He is such a lovable boy and is ready for his forever home. He's been through a lot and needs that special someone to make him feel safe and loved. Pops will require some time and patience, but he will open up and trust you when he feels safe. We hope he finds his special family." Pops' foster family has done an amazing job of earning his trust and making him feel safe. Now, all he needs is a forever home!
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Meeko

Maltese Mixed Breed (Small)

Male, Senior
Vista, CA
Size
(when grown) Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
Details
Good with kids, Good with dogs, Good with cats, Spayed or Neutered,
Story
Meeko was an owner surrender to the shelter. His mom was unable to care for him after being with her for 8 years. She was absolutely devastated. The shelter said he was too awesome to stay in the shelter and that he should definitely go to a home or hope you love. He is a very easy going old man. He is about 10 lb fully vetted vaccinated to fix microchipped. He gets along with all dogs. He likes to follow you around and sleep most of the day. He loves to be held and would be a great companion for someone who has the time for him. He loves to go and walks and he loves going in the car.

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Maltese shelters & rescues in El Cajon, California

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5.4 miles

Lionel's Legacy

232 Murray Dr, El Cajon, CA 92020

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11.8 miles

Second Chance Dog Rescue

2801 "B" Street #55, San Diego, CA 92102

Pet Types: dogs

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15 miles

The Animal Pad - CA Chapter

San Diego, CA 92103

Pet Types: dogs

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18.1 miles

The Barking Lot

San Diego, CA 92117

Pet Types: dogs

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18.1 miles

The Barking Lot

San Diego, CA 92117

Pet Types: dogs

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Rescue

20.6 miles

Frosted Faces Foundation

1448 Pine St, Ramona, CA 92065

Pet Types: cats, dogs

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Rescue

27.6 miles

K9 Connection Pet Re Homing and Adoption

Escondido, CA 92029

Pet Types: dogs

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Rescue

37.3 miles

Amazing Dogs

Carlsbad, CA 92011

Pet Types: dogs

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38.2 miles

TWEH Poodle Rescue

Vista, CA 92084

Pet Types: dogs

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38.2 miles

TWEH Poodle Rescue

Vista, CA 92084

Pet Types: dogs

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