Maltese Dog Rescue Groups

Find a local Maltese for adoption

If you are ready to open your home, your hearts, and be loved by this charming little companion... then you've come to the right place! Below is a list of Maltese dog rescue groups in the US. You'll be sure to find the right Maltese for adoption.

I strongly recommend Maltese adoption over purchasing a Maltese from a breeder.

There are so many loving Maltese puppies for adoption available everywhere. If you can find it in your heart to adopt an older Maltese, that's even better!

If you know of a Maltese dog rescue that has a website and is not on the list below, please contact us and we'll add them!


Metropolitan Maltese Rescue - organized Maltese breed rescue group in the New York metropolitan area.


Shih Tzus & Furbabies - dedicated to the rescue, rehabilitation, and rehoming of small purebred and mixed breed dogs centralized in Georgia but rescue and rehome throughout the United States.

Southern Comfort Maltese Rescue - a Maltese dog rescue dedicated to rescuing and caring for Maltese and other toy breeds in the Southern US states. Headquarters in Hixon, TN.


Retro Doggy Rescue - a rescue organization devoted to finding homes for abandoned and lost Maltese and Yorkie dogs. Located in Commerce Township, Michigan.

Ohio Maltese Rescue - dedicated to the care of abandoned and homeless Maltese and other small dogs. Located in Springfield, Ohio.


Lil' Paws Maltese Rescue - dedicated to helping homeless Maltese and other small dog breeds in the Austin, TX area.

Southeast Texas Maltese Rescue - provide for, and for promote the welfare, protection and humane treatment of Maltese by saving them from euthanasia and abusive environments. Located just outside of Beaumont, Texas.

Colorado Shih Tzu and Maltese Rescue - rescue and save as many unwanted and stray Shih Tzu, Maltese, and Lhasa Apso dogs that we can. Located in Denver, CO.

Maltese Rescue California - a dedicated rescue association that works tirelessly to ensure unwanted, homeless Maltese are placed in permanent loving homes in California.


American Maltese Association Rescue - a group of volunteers who share a love for Maltese and a commitment to ensure unwanted, homeless Maltese find warm, loving forever homes all across the US.

Northcentral Maltese Rescue, Inc - an experienced and constantly growing rescue organization that is made up entirely of volunteers dedicated to helping Maltese dogs. Headquarters in Racine, Wisconsin. Now with nationwide coverage.

If you're not convinced yet, read this article about Adoption vs Breeders.

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