before adopting Lulu i visited ALL those sites.. shelters.. etc.. but In miami they are not that many MAlts... (thank god) My bf and I actually drove 4 hours north to visit a humane society and some local police shelters.. but didnt find any
The shelters and rescues are SO picky about the homes they go to though.
Most of the ones that I find either can't be around kids...or cats...
AND they almost always require a fenced in yard...which I don't think is fair for toy breeds when you keep them inside.
My mom's bestfriend.. her maltese had babies.. we didnt know.. and when my mother mention to her that i was looking for one.. she sold it to me... she didnt sell any of the other ones... i got pick of the litter though . i had to drive up to west palm beach to get her... she has paper and i am absolutly happy the best 500 bucks ever
I found my Rock on petfinder.com. $450 which is more expensive than normal, but I didn't care. I had to have him. I still visit often and usually find another one I want. My heart breaks when I see all the babies with health problems. If only I were rich. (sigh)
Yeah, me too. Petfinder, the shelter, petsotres--I want them all. I make up for not having a big enough home with monthly donations to our local free/low cost spay neuter clinic. I also regularly buy extra food, treats, and donate old blankets, towels, shampoo, brushes etc to our local shelter. I know it isn't much considering the need. No wonder my husband thinks two Maltese are so expensive!