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Maltese puppies and dogs in Holly Springs, North Carolina

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Florence

Maltese

Female, Adult
Holly Springs, NC
Size
(when grown) Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
Details
Not good with kids, Good with dogs, House-trained, Spayed or Neutered,
Story
You can fill out an adoption application online on our official website. Online Adoption Application › This little girl has been through it! I don't know what "it" is, but she is a survivor. After being picked up as a stray, she spent about 4 days at the shelter before being sprung by a Pawfect foster. She was so severely matted that she had to be sedated to be shaved. She also had a huge burn wound on her back. A Pawfect vet partner gave her a laser treatment, ointments, and pain medication to help her heal. No one knows what caused the burn, but it was awful. She basically had no skin on her back. Thankfully, that has completely healed and she is very happy to not hurt anymore. We are still waiting to see if her hair will grow back. At some point, she had a person because she knows how to be a house dog, loves attention and toys, recognizes household noises, and is potty trained. Now, potty training is 90% the human doing their part. She will have an accident if you don't pay attention to her asking (she will usually go stand by the door, maybe even whine) or take her out regularly. Small dogs need to go out more often than big dogs. They just do. So, you have to be committed to that. She loves to go for long walks. Right now, those have been limited to morning and night with quick pee breaks in between as her skin really can't be in the sun.  She does appear to have some allergies, but is not currently on any medication (and probably doesn't need any). She is about ten pounds and will require regular grooming every 9(ish) weeks. This is not optional as she will mat and must have her glands expressed since they tend to get impacted. She is tremendously sweet and demands attention. She almost seems to prefer kids. But, she can be a biter and has a terrifying growl. So, I cannot recommend her to a house with kids and she needs a very patient/experienced adopter who can work with her on this. No one knows what all she has been through, but it has obviously been terrible. The growling/biting is typically related to possessiveness over her toys or new situations (for example, putting on a harness).  She learns (and follows) routines well. But, she reacts badly (aggressive) to change. Her adopter will need to be patient while she learns your house rhythm. We have her voluntarily going into her crate after her evening walk. But, that has been a journey. She is great with other dogs. Hasn't met a cat. She's good on a leash, but will pull if she sees a bird or squirrel. Loves meeting new people and dogs on the street. Not much of a barker, but can whine sometimes. She still needs to have her spay operation. So, she cannot go home until the end of June.Visit this organization's web site to see any additional information available about this pet.July 14, 2024, 8:19 pm

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Charlie

Maltese Poodle (Standard)

Male, 7 yrs 1 mo
Raleigh, NC
Size
(when grown) Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
Details
Good with kids, Good with dogs, House-trained, Spayed or Neutered,
Story
PLEASE READ ALL THE WAY THROUGH BEFORE APPLYING!Charlie is a 6 year old Maltese-Poodle mix who had a very sad start to life. He came from a home where the humans treated him very poorly, and because of this, he has had to learn what being a normal dog is actually like, which is a long term process. Charlie has been with the rescue for 2 years and has shown immense progress in that time. Charlie understandably has trust issues, which leads to fearful and anxious responses in stressful situations, including biting in the past. Charlie does very well around other dogs and small children. It’s adult humans that Charlie is skeptical of, but he tends to be excited and happy to meet new people these days, and readily accepts pets and scritches from strangers. At his core, Charlie is a happy-go-lucky circus dog. He is vibrant, outgoing, and he has responded well to his etiquette training and knows to wait for permission to approach his food or go out an open door. He loves going for walks, and does well on a leash when in familiar surroundings, but he can get anxious around new people and in new places, and may start pulling and not responding to voice commands and corrections, but this is improving as he gains exposure to the world at large. Charlie is also completely house trained and crate trained. The crate has been where Charlie seeks out safety and comfort, but as time passes and his confidence grows, he quite often leaves the safety of the crate and seeks out the company of humans. He wants to cuddle as much as any good dog does, but he still feels awkward about it at times. These days, he is happy to curl up next to his favorite human and snooze away. One consideration with Charlie is his need to be groomed regularly. Charlie can be a very fluffy boy, so grooming is essential, and should be done every 3 to 6 months. Charlie does not enjoy the experience at present, so it is best to have him sedated and groomed by a professional. At present, he won’t allow me to cut his nails or brush his teeth. Strangely enough, he does just fine with baths. Charlie absolutely has to go to a home with someone who is knowledgeable and comfortable with fearful dogs and the behaviors that come with that. He needs a home where everyone is committed to helping him learn that humans won't hurt him. This forever family has to be patient with him and let him have his time to decompress and slowly come to them when he is ready. His owners will have to be committed to getting Charlie the training and support he needs to feel confident and safe again. Because of how fearful he is, training should focus on positive reinforcement and building trust and not punishment.If you are interested in this animal please start by filling out an adoption application at http://www.CFP-NC.org/adoptions and we will get in touch with you.
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Nenia

Maltese

Female, Senior
Raleigh, NC
Size
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Details
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Story
This pet was brought in as a stray and will NOT be available for adoption through our program. All stray animals brought in are posted on the gallery to hopefully be reunited with their families. Each pet is evaluated upon arrival, and throughout their stay, at the Animal Center and we do our best to place the animal in the setting most appropriate for them. Sometimes, they may be better served through one of our Transfer Partners due to the intervention needed, ongoing care required or a quieter setting for that individual. We want our animals to put their best paw forward. If you are a 501c3 rescue and are interested in partnering with WCAC to help this pet, and others, you can find more information on how to help at: https://www.wakegov.com/departments-government/animal-services/community-partners/transfer-program If this is your pet, please contact us immediately at AnimalCenter@wakegov.com Primary Color: White Weight: 9 Age: 19yrs 0mths 0wks
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Rose

Maltese Shih Tzu

Female, Young
Sanford, NC
Size
(when grown) Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
Details
Good with kids, Good with dogs, House-trained, Spayed or Neutered, Shots are up-to-date,
Story
Rose is 2 years old. She is wonderful with kids, including toddlers and babies. She loves to play and curl up by your feet or next to you.
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Spot

Maltese Norwich Terrier

Male, Young
Spring Lake, NC
Size
(when grown) Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
Details
Good with kids, Good with dogs,
Story
  Apply at crisisdogsnc.org. We reply only to completed applications, no calls, no emails. Excellent vet references and a virtual home visit required. Your prior or current dog must be on year-round heartworm prevention. We transport by land or air whenever possible. Unless there is definitive documentation our breed assessments are based on visual appearances.July 13, 2024, 3:21 pm
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Coral

Maltese Shih Tzu

Female, Adult
Spring Lake, NC
Size
(when grown) Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
Details
Good with dogs, House-trained,
Story
Coral is a 5-year-old, 7lb white Maltese & Shih Tzu Mix. Coral and Ruby are bonded and must be adopted together. Coral is the more outgoing of the two and is a sweet girl who loves being praised and getting belly rubs. She has no interest in toys but will play with her sister Ruby outside in the grass. Coral is a very smart girl who is picking up on her training quickly. Coral and Ruby don't need much more in life than each other, a nice place to sleep, and a family to call their own. If you think you can be the perfect home for this special duo, please apply online at www.crisisdogsnc.org. Comprehensive details are provided in the dog's description. To ensure a smooth process, please submit a completed application through our website at: http://crisisdogsnc.org/dog-adoption/. Please note that questions via email or social media channels may not receive a response without a completed application. As part of our commitment to responsible adoption practices, we require excellent veterinarian references and conduct virtual home visits. Additionally, your prior or current dog must be on year-round heartworm prevention. We provide transportation by both land and air whenever feasible. All assessments regarding breed and age are conducted by licensed veterinarians. We look forward to assisting you in finding your perfect canine companion!July 12, 2024, 12:17 pm
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Ruby

Maltese Shih Tzu

Female, Adult
Spring Lake, NC
Size
(when grown) Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
Details
Good with dogs,
Story
Ruby is a 5-year-old, 6.5lb white Maltese & Shih Tzu Mix. Ruby and Coral are bonded and must be adopted together. Ruby is a shy sweet girl, who needs a little more time than most to warm up, but once she's comfortable she loves to play outside with her sister Coral and roll around in the grass and bask in the sun. Once she knows she is safe, she loves to be snuggled and her favorite thing is to nap with her sister. Ruby and Coral don't need much more in life than each other, a nice place to sleep, and a family to call their own. If you think you can be the perfect home for this special duo, please apply online at www.crisisdogsnc.org. Comprehensive details are provided in the dog's description. To ensure a smooth process, please submit a completed application through our website at: http://crisisdogsnc.org/dog-adoption/. Please note that questions via email or social media channels may not receive a response without a completed application. As part of our commitment to responsible adoption practices, we require excellent veterinarian references and conduct virtual home visits. Additionally, your prior or current dog must be on year-round heartworm prevention. We provide transportation by both land and air whenever feasible. All assessments regarding breed and age are conducted by licensed veterinarians. We look forward to assisting you in finding your perfect canine companion!July 12, 2024, 12:17 pm

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Pawfect Match Rescue and Rahibilitation

PO Box 171, Holly Springs, NC 27540

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Cause for Paws of NC

Raleigh, NC 27603

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Wake County Animal Center

820 Beacon Lake Drive, Raleigh, NC 27610

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Crisis Dogs NC

Spring Lake, NC 28390

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