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Kristmas D4574

Maltese

Female, Young
Fremont, CA
Size
(when grown) Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
Details
Good with dogs, Good with cats, House-trained, Spayed or Neutered, Shots are up-to-date,
Story
Kristmas was fearful and very nervous at the shelter when we rescued her. She is a special behavior needy dog. Kristmas needs time to warm up and feel safe. She can be handled and picked up. She was neglected with matts and had very long toe nails. She was probably too isolated prior and then left in the streets. Kristmas was fine meeting another dog on leash. She was nervous at our vet but they were able to care for her and clip her long nails. She is now in a quiet foster home and relaxing. At first she stayed in her crate inside dog pen and just watched. The next day she felt safer and ate a little. Finally came out and walked out to yard for potty biz. Sniffing and hanging out with the foster home's gentle friendly small dog. Kristmas needs time to decompress and feel safe. Will need an experienced guardian and quiet home situation with attached back yard. More info. to come. She will only eat home made cooked food. Foster home makes chicken or turkey with rice and veggies. She won't eat store bought kibble nor can. Update on day 2: At foster home she is very slowly warming up. She follows their 2 dogs around and out to yard. She needs a very experienced home with another dog to feel safe. Best no kids or older kids 10 yrs and up. She will flinch at fast movement and is head shy. She needs more time in her foster home to learn and be less fearful. She slowly will jump on the sofa and go to foster mom to sniff hands. Kristmas is eating very little now and likes Weruva canned food. She is still too nervous to eat a full meal. So maybe in another 2 weeks she will be normal but shy behavior. She was probably too isolated since a puppy so new people and places make her very nervous. Need to move slow and let her set her pace to trust and feel safe. She will not walk on leash but can be guided on leash at home with another dog around. Will take time for her adjust. She is not a dog for social outings or parks. March 2024: She is now walking on leash with a harness. Follows people and foster home's dog on walks. She was a very picky eater but foster home makes home-made meals of meat/veggies/rice for her and their dog. She now loves her food!May 20, 2024, 1:00 pm
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Yuki

Maltese Poodle (Standard)

Female, Young
Fremont, CA
Size
(when grown) Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
Details
Good with dogs, Good with cats, House-trained, Spayed or Neutered, Shots are up-to-date,
Story
Yuki was rescued from an over-crowded shelter. She was dumped out of a car at a park and then spent much time at the shelter. Had ear infections that were treated by shelter vet. She has been cooped up with pent up energy. She is active and needs exercise and training. She is having fun running and doing zoomies in her foster home's backyard. Already learned to use their doggie door. Now a happy little girl. Dog and people friendly. Tested fine with dogs at the shelter but they didn't do the dog guarding test. More info to come as she learns and gets healthy at her foster home. She will get her 2nd vet appt and grooming soon. Update. Urgent. Day two. She needs a new experienced and adult foster home with no other dog at home. Yuki is a dominant female to other dogs and wants to be the top and only dog in household. She attacked the foster home’s Maltese male dog a few times today. Even when he was sleeping she jumped him. Keeping separate with dog pen. She needs an experienced adult home only with no other dog at home that can train and guide her. Not over coddle for bad behavior. She has to learn to listen to person and not guard person to another dog. Fine with adults and sweet. Not safe around kids since she did react after a dog fight. Learned doggie door right away. House trained. Fast walker and need exercise. Can meet new dogs on walks to sniff but then she ignores. She was under socialized as a pup. She is cute but has strong alpha personality to other dogs. Update 5/19/24: Yuki has learned and now doing much better with current foster home's dog. They can co-exist. She is very sweet and playful with adults. Will need adult home. Sleeps in bedroom. Maybe older kids 14 yrs and up with experience.May 20, 2024, 1:00 pm
Special Needs
Bonded Pair
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Molly

Maltese

Female, Senior
Livermore, CA
Size
(when grown) Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
Details
Good with dogs, Needs special attention, Spayed or Neutered, Shots are up-to-date,
Story
Cody and Molly are a sweet bonded pair who came to us after their mom passed away. They are kind, considerate and gentle little lambs. Cody is 28 lbs (needs to lose some weight!) and Molly is 13 lbs. Cody is 17 years young and Molly is 18 years young. They've been indoor dogs for a long time with little to no outdoor time and they're happy to enjoy the great outdoors, especially when it's sunny! These two really are the sweetest pair of buddies they look forward to spending forever and ever together. Cody came to us with bladder stones, had surgery and is now on a special diet to help prevent this from occurring again. Molly and Cody are a very sweet pair who don't ask for much, just a loving, warm and cozy home where they get to enjoy indoor and outdoor sunshine time together.
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Ro

Maltese

Male, Adult
Burlingame, CA
Size
(when grown) Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
Details
Spayed or Neutered, Shots are up-to-date,
Story
Hi, I'm Ro! I'm a 3 year old, 22lbs., neutered male Maltese mix. I'm a clam and gentle fellow that is a bit set in my ways. I prefer the company of humans over other dogs so I would love to be the only dog in the household. I'm a friendly fellow that will come right up and say hello when I'm comfortable. I enjoy going on leisurely walks on quiet suburban streets and like playing with balls when the mood strikes. I have a great haircut right now but I have hair that will continue to grow and will need regular maintenance and grooming. Unless otherwise indicated, adoptable animals are located at our Lantos Center for Compassion at 1450 Rollins Road, Burlingame, CA 94010. Please note at this time we are doing adoptions by appointments only. Please call us at 650-340-7022 to schedule an appointment.Our hours are  11am-6pm (closed major holidays). Interested adopters must arrive at least 1 hour before close.  We do our best to update our listings regularly, but we can’t guarantee every animal you see is still available. It’s also typical for us to have animals who haven’t had their photos taken yet, so you are welcome to visit our adoption center and have a look around! To check on an animal's adoption status, please call 650-340-7022 during normal business hours to speak with an adoption counselor. Emails will be returned as soon as possible, but please allow up to 48 hours during busy adoption periods like weekends.May 20, 2024, 8:51 pm
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Ezekiel

Maltese

Male, Adult
San Leandro, CA
Size
(when grown) Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
Details
Good with kids, Good with dogs, Good with cats, Needs experienced adopter, House-trained,
Story
Ezekiel is a purebred Maltese and is about 9 years old. He loves being around people and is house trained. Due to our busy schedule, we are unable to give him the proper care and attention that he deserves. We are looking for a loving home for him.
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AJ

Maltese Schnoodle

Male, 4 yrs 1 mo
Pacifica, CA
Size
(when grown) Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
Details
Spayed or Neutered,
Story
Darling AJ is a sweet and cuddly bundle of curly white fur. This cute little four-year-old has a heart of gold and he is all ready to become your new best friend. He loves people and also loves playing with his toys. All AJ needs now is to be part a loving family with a home of his own. If you are looking for the perfect furry companion, look no further than AJ. He is waiting just for you.

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Maltese shelters & rescues in San Jose, California

There are animal shelters and rescues that focus specifically on finding great homes for Maltese puppies in San Jose, California. Browse these Maltese rescues and shelters below.

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16.9 miles

Furry Friends Rescue

P.O. Box 7270, Fremont, CA 94537

Pet Types: cats, dogs

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16.9 miles

Furry Friends Rescue

P.O. Box 7270, Fremont, CA 94537

Pet Types: cats, dogs

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Rescue

29.4 miles

Tails of Gray

Livermore, CA 94551

Pet Types: dogs

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30.6 miles

Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA

1450 Rollins Road, Burlingame, CA 94010

Pet Types: cats, birds, dogs, farm animals, horses, rabbits, reptiles, small animals

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Rescue

37.6 miles

Companion Animal Community Center

Pacifica, CA 94044

Pet Types: cats, dogs

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Rescue

37.6 miles

Companion Animal Community Center

Pacifica, CA 94044

Pet Types: cats, dogs

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Rescue

40.6 miles

International Paw Angels SF

San Francisco, CA 94112

Pet Types: cats, dogs

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Rescue

41.6 miles

Grateful Dogs Rescue

PO Box 411013, San Francisco, CA 94141

Pet Types: dogs

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Rescue

42 miles

Muttville

255 Alabama Street, San Francisco, CA 94103

Pet Types: dogs

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Rescue

49.6 miles

Milo Foundation

220 S Garrard Blvd, Pt. Richmond, CA 94801

Pet Types: cats, dogs

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