Joined this forum to share the love of the Maltese breed I have with others who feel similar! I recently lost the best friend I have ever had, my 15 year old Maltese, Purdy. She was my everything. Wont go into the sad details. Anyways, I worked at a local dog rescue for a short period of time and wouldnt ya know it they brought in a Maltese one day. My boss hands her to me and says "Say hi to your new mama!" So yea I put up the whole oh no I cant have her fight and tried my best to not look into those big, brown, needy eyes. To say the least, I caved. She is now home for good and her new name is Roxy. She's only been here about 10 days but shes fitting in fairly well with my other two dogs - Bronco, a 10 month old Boxer/Lab/Pound puppy mix, and Barna, a 10+ year old Benji/Terrier mix - putting on weight (she is still very thin) and progressing with training. I'm not sure what exactly happened to this poor little baby, but I can tell you that she was not taken care of previous to being in my home. She was found on the side of the road, horribly matted, they had no choice but to just shave her down. Shes not spayed and has no microchip. My best guess is shes about 2 years old. I doubt she had ever been in a house before. When I brought her home she was all over tables, scared of things, just not acting like a dog who had seen a home environment. Anyways, sorry for my ramble. I hope to get to know everyone soon!