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Maltese puppies and dogs in Arvada, Colorado

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Tiny ***FOSTER HOME***

Maltese Poodle (Miniature)

Female, 2 mos
Littleton, CO
Size
(when grown) -
Details
Good with kids, Good with dogs, Good with cats, Spayed or Neutered,
Story
Meet Tiny. I have superpowers! I help my pupper friends that need very expensive surgery and prolonged medical care. My adoption fee will help save their lives. You can be a superhero too. Adopt me today and we can save them together. Apply online at www.lolasrecue.com ##1973410##
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Henry ***FOSTER HOME***

Maltese Poodle (Miniature)

Male, 2 mos
Littleton, CO
Size
(when grown) -
Details
Good with kids, Good with dogs, Spayed or Neutered,
Story
Meet Henry. I have superpowers! I help my pupper friends that need very expensive surgery and prolonged medical care. My adoption fee will help save their lives. You can be a superhero too. Adopt me today and we can save them together. Apply online at www.lolasrecue.com ##1959514##
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Thistle

Maltese Yorkie, Yorkshire Terrier

Male, 6 mos
Sedalia, CO
Size
(when grown) Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
Details
Good with kids, Good with dogs, Spayed or Neutered,
Story
Foster update: Thistle is super sweet and full of a fun personality. He is always wagging his tail, always curious, and a total lover. Such a happy little guy! This pup was rescued from a Puppy Mill. This brave little survivor has endured unpleas­antries we can only imagine, and has emerged a very unique individual who is now counting on you for help in overcoming that horrible experience. It takes a very special person to do this — and if you’re ready and willing to take on this challenge, it will be life-changing for both you and your new companion. So many of the people who have undertaken this journey before you have reported that it was the most rewarding thing they have ever done — and the odds are that it will be for you, too.   In the coming months, you will watch a dog who has been deprived of virtually every known pleasure begin to first explore, then enjoy, a life that offers her these pleasures. The words that adopters before you have used most often to describe their dog’s change include, “blossom,” “bloom” and “coming out of her shell.” You’re almost certain to be seeing your dog’s changes in the same light. This guide provides you with some specific methods for helping your puppy mill survivor. It is meant to supplement our larger report entitled Understanding and Caring for Rescued Puppy Mill Dogs, which is a comprehensive summary of the findings of our study of over 1,100 breeding dogs who were rescued from lives in puppy mills and adopted into human households. In obtaining full psychological and behavioral profiles of them, we were able to gain a wealth of information about these incredible dogs. Some basic facts: Puppy mills. Puppy mills are puppy-making facto­ries. They are large-scale commercial dog-breeding operations where the happiness of the dogs is all but ignored in order to make a monetary profit from selling the puppies. To maximize profits, the dogs are housed in very small enclosures, live in unsanitary living quarters, are fed inferior-quality food, are denied decent medical care, and, most important, are severely deprived of positive human social contact. Psychological functioning. Because puppy mill dogs are born and raised in an impoverished environment and endure severe stress throughout life, their psychological functioning is not like that of normally raised pet dogs. This shows itself in how they interact with people, their desire to make eye contact, their social skills with other dogs, their desire to play, their ability to focus attention and learn — in short, their ability to function like a typical dog. Fortunately, the dogs have a remarkable capacity to recover from their psychological impairments. Many recover to the point where they appear to be completely rid of their psychological difficulties, others recover partially but not completely, and others are so severely troubled that they continue to struggle emotionally. Every puppy mill dog has a different capacity to adapt and recover, and we almost never know at the outset what this limit will be or when the dog will reach it. What this means is that adopters must accept up-front that the dog they are taking into their home may retain some psychological impairment throughout his or her life and may always be a special-needs companion. It is imperative that puppy mill dog adopters commit themselves to unconditional acceptance of what their dog is, what he becomes, and what his limita­tions may be. Rehabilitation. Rehabilitation of puppy mill dogs is often difficult and fraught with frustration. It may take weeks, months, or even years for the dogs to be free of their fears and other emotional struggles. For some, rehabilitation continues for the dog’s remaining lifetime. Just like the terminol­ogy used for alcoholism in people (i.e., those who overcome their troubles are referred to as “recov­ering alcoholics” rather than “former alcoholics”), some puppy mill dogs will always be “recovering puppy mill dogs.” And even with the finest human efforts, some of the dogs coming out of puppy mills are just too emotionally scarred to completely overcome the harm that befell them. But, as our studies have shown, the adopters who open their arms and hearts to these little survivors are all but assured an immensely rewarding experience. Course of recovery. No two puppy mill dogs’ course of recovery is exactly the same. For some it is fast, but for most it is slow. It can be fast, and then slow, and then fast again. Steps forward are often interspersed with steps backward. Improve­ment can stop at some point, stay unchanged for a time, then start showing progress again. All puppy mill dogs are affected by their puppy mill experience in their own way, and their needs for healing are very unique when they escape that life. Methods of rehabilitation will also vary in their effectiveness from dog to dog. Methods that are beneficial for one dog may be ineffective and even counterproductive in another. Rehabilitation can involve some trial and error until you see what works best for your dog. Normal dog behavior. We know that there are many aspects of normal dog behavior that dogs who have spent their entire lives in puppy mills cannot be expected to show at first, among them: Showing any control or discrimination over when and where they urinate and defecate Trusting humans Desiring petting or being picked up, held or hugged Playing with humans, other dogs or toys Understanding any cues Walking on a leash Eight words to live by. These eight words will characterize your life with your puppy mill dog: patience, love, understanding, compassion, for­giveness, calmness, empathy and perseverance. Write them on a piece of paper and post it on your refrigerator so you will see it every day. Learn more about puppy mills at bestfriends.org (The above was borrowed from bestfriends.org)  This is all the information we have currently. Approved Applicants may make the adoption fee payment by clicking donate above.  Partial adoption fees will not hold a dog. Dogs adopted with our rescue come with FREE training from #GoodPup to help you build strong bonds from the start! If upon meeting the dog of your choosing at your scheduled pickup time you find that you aren't a good match, your deposit will be fully refunded. Adoption fees include vaccines up until time of adoption, microchip, spay/neuter and 1st 30 days of free Pet insurance.  We are not affiliated with Pet First pet insurance. (you have to sign up for the insurance or it will not go into effect).   The dogs in our care are fostered in Colorado, Texas, and New Mexico.  While all dogs are picked up during our scheduled times, sometimes transport dates change due to unforeseen circumstances.   More questions?  Read our FAQs here: https://4p4l.org/faqs/ ##1952482##
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Mr. Second Chance

Maltese Poodle (Toy or Tea Cup)

Male, Adult
Boulder, CO
Size
(when grown) Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
Details
Spayed or Neutered,
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Aspen

Maltese Poodle (Miniature)

Male, 4 mos
Boulder, CO
Size
(when grown) Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
Details
Good with kids, Good with dogs,
Story
There's nothing quite like puppy sweetness and silliness...and then they put their beautiful heads quietly on your shoulder breathing their warm baby breath. These gorgeous puppies are so pure and vulnerable (with their whole lives lying in front of them) that it's unbearable to think of them homeless and alone or in a high-kill shelter scheduled for euthanasia due to lack of space. Aspen is a stunning 4 month old, 5 lb Maltese / Poodle mix with all the great traits that make this breed mix among the most popular available today. Aspen is anticipated to be approximately 8 - 10 pounds of pure cuteness when full-grown. We apologize for the poor quality of Aspen's photos. We've requested new photos from his foster and will update the moment we receive them. Aspen is starting out with great energy. While initially a bit shy, this sweet puppy is blossoming in his foster home as he learns about living in a safe and nurturing environment with love and kindness . Now at 4 months old, Aspen's self esteem is growing each day with love and nurturing from his foster family. He's learning that he's a wonderful guy who has so much to offer a dog-crazy Colorado family. Aspen's coat is currently shelter-sad. This gorgeous guy's forever family will need to make a lifelong commitment to periodic grooming (approximately every 8 weeks) and excellent nutrition (5 star food and a daily salmon oil supplement are perfect lifelong protocols for general longevity and hair care) to keep his coat super-healthy, shining and as soft as cotton. Aspen is appropriately playful and inquisitive for his young age. He's also so loving and cuddly once comfortable in his environment. This snuggly little guy would be very excited to be a couch potato and snuggle close with his favorite people at the end of an active day. Even at just 4 months old, it's clear that this puppy is SO smart and sweet - very typical of the Maltipoo personality. Many would say these two breeds are among the most intelligent and intuitive in the dog world. Since Aspen is just a puppy, he's a blank slate waiting for a kind and patient human to show him the way. He has all the potential in the world to be an awesome adult companion and will form firm bonds with his family. He'll learn positive socialization skills through virtual or in-person positive reinforcement puppy kindergarten followed by force-free Obedience Classes. These classes will make a profound difference in a puppy's ultimate behavior and in his relationship / bonding with his people. It does take time and commitment, yet pays off a thousand times over when you have a dog that can accompany you out in the world with excellent behavior. Farfel's Rescue feels very strongly that every dog deserves the opportunity for formal, positive reinforcement / force-free training classes. We therefore aren't willing to adopt Aspen out to a home that doesn't choose to offer him this training opportunity. Farfel's is happy to provide a list of approved virtual and in-person positive reinforcement/force-free trainers in your area. We're open to Aspen finding his forever home with a retired couple or individual with lots of energy to train and enjoy a silly and super-smart puppy. A younger family that works from a home-based office would also be a great choice for a puppy that would love nothing more than getting loved up periodically throughout the day. Aspen enjoys his relationships with all humans and dogs. We would prefer, however, to place him in a home with older kids (tail pulling or rough treatment will create an adult dog that's fearful of children). Older kids can also be active participants in a training regimen and friendship that's so important in a dog's development. Aspen will be up to date on his vetting/vaccinations to be in line with our commitment to only adopting out healthy dogs. Extensive new research shows that Aspen is far too young to be neutered at this time. When he's approximately 9 - 12 months old, Farfel's is happy to cover all costs for Aspen's neuter if one of our rescue vets is used. Applications are currently being accepted for this stunning and sweet as can be puppy. An adoption application can be found at http://farfels.com/farfels-rescue/adoption-form/. If interested, please fill out completely and submit. **PLEASE NOTE** If you're truly interested in adopting Aspen, please be sure to fill out our Farfel's Rescue adoption application found at the link above or at farfels.com. Adoption site applications such as Petfinder and Adoptapet don't provide enough information and therefore aren't useful. Our Farfel's application is the only initial tool that we have to determine a great match for this very deserving dog. We're sorry, but in most cases, we're unable to get back to those that don't submit our Farfel's Rescue adoption application. Thanks very much for choosing rescue.
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Poppy

Maltese Poodle (Miniature)

Female, 4 mos
Boulder, CO
Size
(when grown) Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
Details
Good with kids, Good with dogs,
Story
We all know how we get that awww feeling when we see an adorable puppy that needs our help. Poppy was one of these dogs that deserves, due to her excellent temperament and all the love she'll bring to a family, to have a wonderful home filled with pure love and nurturing. Poppy is the kind of dog who, once comfortable in her environment, snuggles in close, loves you up and then puts her head on your shoulder breathing her warm puppy breath. She's so sweet (while being initially a bit shy) and so very loving and irresistible that you can't help falling head over heels in love. Poppy is a stunning 4 month old, 7 lb Poodle / Maltese mix that is nothing but pure love.This puppy is SO sweet and once acclimated to her new life, will be as friendly and engaging as can be. We apologize that Poppy's photos are so awful. We've requested new and clear photos and will update the moment we receive them. Poppy is a perfect size and weight to be able to accompany her family just about everywhere a small dog is welcome. She will fit right into virtually every situation due to her great temperament and love of life. Our dream for this wonderful puppy is a forever Colorado home with a family that cherishes her for life. As Poppy becomes comfortable in her forever home, she will blossom and become a fuzzy ball of good-will that loves to please. The happier her family is with her behavior, the more Poppy will shine with her accomplishments. Farfel's would like to see our wonderful Maltipoo in a home that includes her in family time and activities (and some lap or couch-time with belly rubs would be perfect as well). The adopter we're seeking for Poppy will want to take that extra step to participate in positive reinforcement / force free virtual or in-person puppy classes followed by level one obedience. These classes successfully teach a very smart and cooperative puppy like Poppy the skills to accompany her family out in the world with excellent behavior. Farfel's Rescue is happy to provide a list of approved virtual and in-person force-free trainers in your area. Poppy will be a devoted companion for active retirees who have the time and desire to be best friends with a silly, fun-loving and irresistible young dog. This social puppy would also love to have another gentle and fun dog to play with. This isn't mandatory if Poppy's family is present and loving as well as giving her opportunities for socializing with other dogs. Farfel's feels that Poppy would be perfect for retirees who have the time and energy to put into this sweet as can be girl. She would also do well with a younger family that works from a home-based office. She would bask in the attention and cuddles periodically throughout the day that this life-style brings. Poppy appears to be (and her breed mix would speak to it) a non-shedding girl with the soft, scruffy hair that works so well for those with allergy concerns. Due to this non-shedding coat, Poppy will require a lifelong commitment to periodic grooming (approximately every 8 weeks) and great nutrition (5 star food and a salmon oil supplement are excellent protocols for longevity and coat care) to keep Poppy's hair healthy, cottony-soft and matt-free. Poppy has been fully vetted and is up to date on her vaccinations. These protocols support Farfel's commitment to adopting out only healthy dogs. Ongoing research indicates that fixing a dog prior to one year old isn't in their best interest. Farfel's is therefore happy to cover costs for Poppy's spay at approximately one year old if one of our rescue vets is used. Poppy will be arriving on transport in Denver on Wednesday 2/21/2024. Applications are currently being accepted for this irresistible best friend and can be found at http://farfels.com/farfels-res. cue/adoption-form/. If interested, please fill out completely and submit. **PLEASE NOTE** If you're truly interested in adopting Poppy please be sure to fill out our Farfel's Rescue adoption application found at the link above or at farfels.com. Adoption site applications such as Petfinder and Adoptapet don't provide enough information and therefore aren't useful. Our Farfel's application is the only initial tool that we have to determine a great match for this very deserving dog. We're sorry, but in many cases, we're unable to get back to those that don't submit our Farfel's Rescue adoption application. Thanks very much for choosing rescue.

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Farfel's Rescue

906 Pearl Street, Boulder, CO 80302

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Farfel's Rescue

906 Pearl Street, Boulder, CO 80302

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15.8 miles

Humane Society of Boulder Valley

2323 55th Street, Boulder, CO 80301

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16.7 miles

L.O.L.A.'S Rescue

6005 S. Taft Way, Littleton, CO 80127

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16.7 miles

L.O.L.A.'S Rescue

6005 S. Taft Way, Littleton, CO 80127

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38.7 miles

4 Paws 4 Life Rescue

3648 N. Perry Park Road, Sedalia, CO 80135

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49.2 miles

Big Bones Canine Rescue

Windsor, CO 80550

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