Home - Adoption Process
Maltese Rescue California
How to adopt a dog?
The first step is to fill out an online adoption application.
Which one do I choose?
You can find a terrific selection of dogs waiting for their forever home just like yours right on this page. Click over to the Adoptable Dogs Link. If you find one you love, please put his or her name in your application.
Or, if you still aren't sure which dog is right for you, contact us. Our volunteer/adoption specialists love playing matchmakers. They’d be delighted to hear from you or you may indicate so on your adoption application.
What happens after I apply to adopt a Maltese Rescue CA dog?
Your application is forwarded to our Adoption Coordinator who reviews all your information. You will then receive a phone call or an email to answer any of your questions and to obtain clarification or more information. Information on the dog’s needs and personality will be discussed with you.
A time for you to meet the dog is then arranged. We also encourage potential adopters to visit one of our local monthly adoption events to meet our available dogs and determine if the one they have chosen is the right one for their family.
When these steps are completed, a time is scheduled to visit your home by one of our representatives. The purpose of the visit is to determine if your home and yard provide a “safe” environment for our rescue dog.
**Adoptive families are selected based on the best family for the rescue dog or puppy. When several applicants desire to adopt the same dog, a committee of Maltese Rescue CA members makes the selection.