Hi everyone! My husband and I feel ready to adopt another Maltese after losing both of our boys in the last 6 months. I have done quite a bit of research and used recommendations found here. Earlier this week I sent emails to several reputable breeders but have not yet received any responses. Am I being too impatient? We are being really cautious with who we go with because Kip (our Maltese) had health issues that took away some of his quality of life. We don’t want another pup - or us - to go through that again. How long does it usually take for a breeder to respond? Thank you in advance - we just really miss our fur babies!