Adopt a rescue dog!

Maltese up for adoption....

Archie & Angel

(Free State)

(Mpumalanga)

Spokie & Kleintjie

(Western Cape)

All Good dogs deserve good homes!

There is no shortage of Maltese looking for homes, and there is no shortage of homes to adopt them.

The missing parts of the equation are the foster homes and adoption.

Can you help us?

Join our community of like-minded Maltese lovers, experience the joys of being a foster parent, find a Maltese up for adoption or find a new home for your best friend.

Maltese and Cross-Maltese dogs are delicate creatures who are vulnerable to broken bones, infected eyes, heart conditions, severe emotional issues, rotten teeth, emaciation or excessive weight, nervous system disorders, cancer/diseases, internal infections, fur conditions, mobility problems, loss of sight and other difficulties if left in surroundings not fit for them. Most of the above mentioned could be avoided by keeping them in a home-safe environment. Since Maltese are indoor pets they thrive on love, companionship and the home environment.

Maltese Rescue doesn’t use a sanctuary, shelter or kennels. We operate entirely with foster homes. What benefits have we found by doing this? Small breed dogs placed with people do not suffer from the post-traumatic effects of being in a shelter. This includes restlessness, tension, panic etc.

Maltese Rescue provides a home to home service for all Maltese breeds in South Africa. Our aim is to keep them out of any situation where they would have to be in a kennel cage or away from human contact. Maltese who go from one home to another have a much less chance of becoming traumatized and will transition much better in their new home.

Please help us help Maltese.

  • Become a foster parent

  • Support Maltese who need homes and not a breeder

  • Surrender your Maltese

Make a donation of any amount using the various payment methods below

Our Rescue provides free assistance for all Maltese and cross-Maltese breeds needing to be re-homed in South Africa. We make use of foster homes and provide adoptions to approved individuals who are able to and want to give a home to a dog in need