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Maltese puppies and dogs in Minnesota

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We'll also keep you updated on Melody's adoption status with email updates.
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Melody

Maltese

Female, Adult
Brooklyn Center, MN
Size
(when grown) Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
Details
Good with dogs, Good with cats,
Story
Miss Melody is a 6 year old Maltese.  I’ve been calling her Miss Melody since the first day Ipicked her up from the shelter. She is dainty, fragile, very shy and skittish.  When she first arrived home with me, she fled to my bathroom and hid in there for a few days.  Then she picked a corner of my dining room that is dark and out of the way of traffic and stayed there for weeks. Miss Melody would physically tremble when I got too close. It was heartbreaking. It has taken her more than a month to come out of the corner and she now spends time in and around her crate.  She loves to play with chew toys and she lets you know she’s excited to eat during feeding times.  She is really good around other dogs and cats. It’s the humans that make her nervous. She is so well behaved and tiny that she steals hearts wherever she goes.  I feed her in her crate as she has guarding tendencies.  She likes small, slower walks.  She is not used to being held; she is quite stiff and not a bit relaxed and cannot make eye contact with you while being held.  She requires a lot of tenderness, love, and patience.  She hasn’t been around kids so I’m not sure how she’ll do around them. She is very afraid of adults and will run and hide when you come near.  So far, any trips in the car stresses her out, and she’ll tremble. I think Miss Melody will do well in a quiet home with not a lot of expectations.  If you give her the space and patience that she needs, she will slowly gravitate towards you.  She can play with other dogs and seems happy and secure with them in that she’ll come out of her crate to play when the adults are asleep.  Miss Melody has a kind and loving heart who will, given the time and space to feel safe, show you her sweet, beautiful self and hopefully learn to trust humans again.  Adoption fee includes: Full veterinary exam, Alter, Prepaid microchip, Dewormed, Rabies vaccine (if age appropriate), Distemper combo vaccine(s) appropriate to age, Bordetella vaccine, 4DX (over 6 months of age), Flea/tick and heartworm preventative while in rescue. Adoption fee:  $550.00Visit this organization's web site to see any additional information available about this pet.July 24, 2024, 10:39 am
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Jupiter

Maltese/Yorkie, Yorkshire Terrier

Female, 6 mos
St. Paul, MN
Size
(when grown) Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
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Lily

Maltese

Female, Senior
St. Cloud, MN
Size
(when grown) Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
Details
Good with kids, Good with dogs,
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Lily wins the pint sized cuteness award!  She's a sweetheart that wants to be with her people and will follow you around but also ok being independent - she likes to explore.  She will pace in the house, so it's best to put up a gate so she can't roam free.  Then she's happy to curl up at your feet while working, or in your lap or next to you on the couch while you watch "A Dog's Purpose" on Netflix.  Lilly does not like to be crated and will vocalize her disapproval.  She is also semi-potty trained - Lily needs to be on a schedule and given lots of time outside to reduce accidents in the house. Lily loves to sleep with you on the bed at night, and likes to sleep in in the mornings.  She's easily carried around, does well with car rides and loves to eat. Loves being outside, laying in the sun.  Age: 11 Breed: Maltese Weight: 6.4 Lbs Kid-friendly: Yes  Dogs: Yes Cats: Probably Crate trained:  Yes - but hates it. Potty trained: No, needs to be let out frequently to help with the messes and potentially be potty trained Health concerns: None - Recently Spayed Current medications & estimated costs: Lily takes Gabapentin for both anxiety and pain. She poops frequently which could stem from anxiety  Adoption fee: $275 As a rescue, we provide the care, procedures and testing that is available to us. Adopters will be responsible for continued preventatives, follow-up appointments, and medications (if applicable). At times, adopters will be responsible for procedures not completed in rescue (dentals, bloodwork, etc.)  Your new dog will receive their rabies and distemper vaccine.  $50 discount for seniors (65+) and veterans. Adoption fees help pay for the dog's veterinary exam, vaccinations (rabies and distemper) HW test and spay/neuter if needed and additional health needs specific to each animal.   Grey Face Rescue does not adopt outside of Minnesota for now. We apologize for the inconvenience.  We do not adopt animals to families whose current pets are not up-to-date on vaccinations or not altered. Exceptions may be made for medical reasons as stated by a veterinarian and we will require proof of that recommendation. Thank you for understanding our mission to reduce overpopulation.  Once you submit your application, our adoption manager will be in touch, so please check your spam folder if you do not see something from us within 7-10 days.  Thank you again for your interest in a Grey Face senior. We appreciate your support!   July 24, 2024, 9:30 am
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Alfie

Maltese

Male, 4 yrs
White Bear Lake, MN
Size
(when grown) Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
Details
Not good with kids, Good with dogs, Needs experienced adopter,
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Doesn’t this sweet little face make you want to pick him up and give him a hug? Alfie is a 4 yr old, 9# male Maltese that was surrendered by a breeder that was “downsizing”. He is playful and outgoing, microchipped, vaccinated, and neutered. Walks are the highlight of his day, and when his foster mom picks up his leash he will start to happily bark (but is easily quieted). Alfie is an active dog that will need some regular form of exercise daily – walks are a great way to tire this lively little dog out, so his person should be physically able to keep up with him. Living inside a home with a family is a new experience for him. Initially he had an issue with being picked up, and would become fearful and rigid – a person’s hands seemed to frighten him. Now he is fine with being picked up and cuddled by a gentle adult. Alfie wouldn’t do well with fast moving, vocal children. Having previously lived in the kennel with dogs, he does great with them, and his ideal home would include another same size canine for companionship. Alfie does not do well alone, so his adopter should be home much of the time – perhaps someone that works from home. Coming from a breeder, he wasn’t housebroken coming into our program but his foster has a routine for him that seems to be working well – he goes out on leash at least every 4 hours (goes potty fairly quickly then), and wears a belly band when loose in the house. He has a 6x6 pen in the house, and he rarely potties in there. He has a great start on the house training, and his adopter will just need to continue until he is reliably housebroken. He sleeps quietly all night long in his indoor pen. No cat experience. Fine meeting and interacting with visitors. No problem going up and down the stairs. To give him every advantage to being successful in transitioning to a new home, we are looking for a quiet adult home, with someone that has previous dog experience. Because of the frequency he needs to go out, he would do much better in a home than he would in an apartment (a fenced yard would be great). There should be another small-medium dog in the home. Alfie will need to be groomed 4-5 times a year – be sure you can afford this ongoing expense. He just had a bath and got his nails clipped before these pictures were taken, and he was a perfect little gentleman. If you have questions, or would like to meet Alfie, please call 651-771-5662. His adoption fee is $400.
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Annie

Maltese/Terrier (Unknown Type, Medium)

Female, Adult
Minneapolis, MN
Size
(when grown) Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
Details
Good with kids, Good with dogs, House-trained,
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Meet Annie, an 8-year-old sweetheart with a playful personality. Annie came to us after her elderly owner was displaced by Hurricane Beryl and had to make the difficult decision to give her up. Despite her age and needing to shed a few pounds, Annie’s zest for life remains undiminished. Annie weighs about 20 pounds right now, but would be happier and healthier around 12-14 pounds. While her vision and hearing aren’t as sharp as they once were, it doesn’t slow her down one bit.Annie adores attention and will stand on her hind legs for pets and treats. She loves to snuggle and will happily fall asleep in your arms while being petted. She’s house trained, uses a doggie door, and sleeps quietly in her kennel through the night. Annie does need regular grooming to keep her coat in tip top shape.Annie gets along well with other dogs, though she can be a bit intimidated by larger ones. She’s great with all people and always has a happy demeanor. Annie will make a wonderful companion and is ready to bring joy to her forever home.IMPORTANT: Please read all below, especially if you live outside of Texas, which is where our rescue is located.Apply to adopt on our website: https://www.charmingpetrescue.org/adoptAll of our animals are spayed/neutered, microchipped, and up to date on shots.ALL of our animals are located in Boerne, TX, but transport after adoption is available to other states for a $300 fee for dogs or an additional fee varying by location for cats. If you are seeing our pets posted in your state, that's because you live near a transport stop, they are not currently at that location. Petfinder lists our pets as 'Out of Town' pets at other locations, and Adopt-a-Pet lists our location as a Transport stop. Those are currently the only options they offer to make this clear, so we put this description we've put at the bottom to explain it. You can read more about transport here: www.charmingpetrescue.org/transportWe understand transport is not an option for everyone, but we offer it at the cost we pay the transport company for those who wish to adopt from us.July 24, 2024, 5:45 am
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Booker

Maltese/Shih Tzu

Male, Adult
Princeton, MN
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(when grown) -
Details
Good with dogs,
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You can fill out an adoption application online on our official website. Meet Booker, our sweet little Maltese/Shih Tzu mix! This 5-year-old, 15-pound, neutered male is looking for a loving home where he can truly thrive. He is heartworm positive so he’ll need to go through treatment for that but, he's a medium energy guy and ready to enjoy life to the fullest. He's a true lap dog at heart, craving love and snuggles and being with his people, but he needs a bit of guidance and patience to adjust to his new surroundings. He adores chew toys and playing with other dogs, so having a confident companion dog in his new home could be a great benefit. Mostly potty trained, he does need some help working on his separation anxiety. Found as a stray in Texas, he'll be arriving in Minnesota on July 27, eager to find a new family to call his own. If you're looking for a loving, playful, and cuddly companion who just needs a little extra help settling in, this sweet boy might be the perfect addition to your family! Booker is from Texas.  One big thing you should know is they are heartworm positive - but please don’t let that scare you away from adopting them! After they undergo treatment for their condition they will be completely healthy again, and heartworm is not a contagious disease. Because they need treatment, they are available exclusively through Ruff Start’s Foster to Adopt (FTA) program. Click here to learn more about this program. They will get heartworm treatment at one of Ruff Start’s partner veterinary clinics in St. Cloud, so their foster will need to be comfortable getting them to and from the appointments. Treatment will consist of three injections: the first will be roughly 30 days after they enter rescue. Then, the second and third injections will happen 30 days after the first. When they are undergoing treatment, they should be on activity ‘restrictions’ which just means they should relax in their crate or cuddle with you.   Click here to learn more about heartworm disease, which is transmitted by mosquitoes. If you are interested in getting to know this animal better, please fill out an adoption application. An adoption application is the best way to show your interest in an animal and is not a binding contract. To learn more about Ruff Start’s adoption process and the care our foster animals receive, please visit our How to Adopt page. If you are unable to adopt but want to help this animal and others in our care, you can donate to support the medical and veterinary needs of all Ruff Start Rescue animals.   Visit this organization's web site to see any additional information available about this pet.July 24, 2024, 3:32 pm

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Maltese shelters & rescues in Minnesota

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

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Furever North Haven

St. Paul , MN 55107

Pet Types: cats, dogs, rabbits, small animals

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Charming Pet Rescue - MN Transport Stop

Minneapolis , MN 55404

Pet Types: dogs

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Underdog Rescue MN

St. Louis Park , MN 55416

Pet Types: cats, dogs, rabbits, small animals

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No Dog Left Behind

PO Box 29461, Brooklyn Center , MN 55429

Pet Types: dogs

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Second Chance Animal Rescue

P.O. Box 10533, White Bear Lake , MN 55110

Pet Types: cats, dogs

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Ruff Start Rescue

PO Box 129, Princeton , MN 55371

Pet Types: cats, dogs, rabbits, small animals

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Grey Face Rescue

PO Box 7072, St. Cloud , MN 56302

Pet Types: dogs

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