Maltichon Rescue - Cody

Cody is a Maltichon rescue dog as well. He was rescued from a family member who kept him in a very small crate most of the time. However, at about 1 1/2 yrs we took possession of him.

He is extremely bright and wasn't difficult to potty train at all. Though he had many accidents in the cage previously, it seemed that all he needed was a timely schedule. Currently, he is walked at 8:30a for about 15mins. He has a bowel movement in the am and sometimes the pm. He is then walked again at lunchtime where he just urinates and a third time about 5:00p. His final walk is before bed around 9:45p and that schedule is adhered to daily. Furthermore, in the short time that we have had him (six months) it has become apparent to us that he readily understands approx 100 words. I heard dogs learned words throughout their lives and I put him to the test. He retrieves a "blue dog" when asked and will go in to wake my son when told to "go get Anthony". He is really quite amazing and we, like the others, wouldn't trade him for anything.

After owning dogs my entire life I would have to say this Maltichon is by far the sweetest most intelligent dog I've ever seen. If you have an opportunity to own one you will not regret it. They love affection, attention, and will hang on your every word. In short, they aim to please!

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Feb 04, 2014
Best dog NEW
by: Our Mr. Biggs

Just lost our boy Biggsy today at 16. Lost the use of his legs Saturday & despite as much TLC as the family & our vet could give, he'd gone already. He was a rescue. A better example of DOG writ large I could never imagine. Every good attribute written or said about dogs he possessed. His name when we got him was Biscuit, but after seeing him organizing "packs" at the beach from other dogs of all sizes, he had to be Mr. Big!
Anyway if anyone reads this, I've been with & owned dogs my whole life, and this Maltichon stands so far above even two of the best other dogs I've known. If you're looking for a good mutt, can't think you could go too far wrong with this mix. Maltese warmth, Bichon spunk.

Nov 02, 2013
My Little Rascal NEW
by: Anonymous

My niece was a breeder of these little doggies and she decided she was going to give it up because of the cost and controversy. So I pleaded with her to let me buy one from the last litter she had, the parents were really cool dogs and when I saw Rascal I had a lump in my throat. Now I am a retired US Navy Master Chief Petty Officer and I am also a retired cop, I got hurt on the job in 1999 and had to give up the job. My wife and I wanted a dog that would be a companion to us both and our granddaughters when they would visit. My oldest granddaughter came over the day I brought Rascal home, she fell in love with him as well. On the way home from my niece's house, Rascal was sitting in my lap and crawled inside my jacket that was partially zipped up. I got him on March 11, 2011, the same day as the earthquake in Japan and I was going to name him a Japanese name but Rascal stuck. I love this little dog, he knows when I am not feeling good and has imprinted himself on me. He sits and howls when I am gone for a while, he will stay with my wife but sits by the door waiting for me to come home. He will sit by whatever door I go out of. He is funny and makes me laugh. I was a K9 handler in the Navy years ago and I know a little about dogs. He snaps at some people he don't trust and he can't stand my drug addict nephew, he has tried to bite him several times, really for no reason other than he doesn't like him. I can't imagine a world without Rascal and I dread the day I have to face something like that.

Aug 03, 2013
by: Anonymous

yes there sure are smart , we lost one from cancer
so sad .

Jun 22, 2013
Thank you!
by: Anonymous

It's great to hear honest comments about a dog you are about to embark on owning.

I've wanted a toy dog breed for some months and this is one I keep coming back to with great interest.

I'm in Manchester, England. If you're anywhere near that, I'd love to meet your dog and yourself for rescuing this wonderful creature.

Thank you

Jan 05, 2012
All about Snowball
by: Rosemary

I love my boy. He is a Maltichon, now 11 years old. He is bright, smart, and so loyal. I rescued him just as he was on his way to the pound. He was the product of a very tense home situation, with no schedule, or structure. He was never house trained, and very highly strung. He is sensitive to the drugs that the vet administers and would have FITS OF RAGE. He bites and did not seem to like anyone. The first time I saw him, he ran across the room and jumped into my arms. I didn't know that he wanted to bite everyone else... he just loves me, and that is enough. He is fun, we have terrazzo floors and mops so his accidents, or intentional events do not bother me. I wouldn't trade him for the world. He is MY BOY. He makes me happy, and is at the center of my heart.

Nov 09, 2011
My Maltichon
by: Helene Wilso

Our "Ellie" is 5 months old. She is basically house-trained, but if she makes a "mistake" I know because she punishes herself by going into her open crate. She is VERY bright, friendly and a great companion. She loves to ride in our car, and lets us know if she needs a potty break. Her fur needs brushing daily, but it doesn't mat badly ever. She's a joy!!!!!!!!!

Oct 03, 2011
Gorgeous Cody
by: Anonymous

What a lovely dog, hope my Bono will look similar when grown up. And such a great story :)

Dec 03, 2009
Two Paws UP! for Cody the rescue!
by: LuLu and LoLLy!

Hi Cody! We are 2 Maltese dogs LuLu and LoLLy! We are so happy that you found some humans to rescue! LoLLy is a rescue and she is AWESUM! WE love rescue so much, we even created the world's first doggy rock video called, "Rescue Dog Rock." Check it out at! Also, we wanted to give you Two Paws UP! for the adorable pikture! Your Maltese paLs, LuLu and LoLLy

Nov 26, 2009
Lucky Cody
by: Rob Fearnside

Wow you certainly have given Cody a great new start after a rather traumatic entry into the world, through no fault of yours. You really have cared and nurtured him so well. Full points for your efforts and they've obviousaly paid off too in the wonderful responses Cody has made. Fancy learning to understand so many words. That's awesome. Hope you have lots of fun teaching him many more and enjoying his great nature. He's one lucky dog.

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Maltese Bichon Rescue - Kadie



I found my Maltese Bichon rescue dog when I was working at the humane society animal control section my Kadie was there and if no one had adopted her she was going to be euthenized. I also work at another shelter where we only do adoptions and foster homes. I told the man in charge of the shelter about Kadie being there and I wanted to get her up to our shelter because I knew someone would adopt her. I came in to work that monday and she was there I jumped up and down for like 10 minutes I was so happy so everyday till friday I walked her and the other dogs I asked my husband if I could have her and he said yes so that Saturday I adopted my beautiful loving Kadie. She has brought so much joy to our lives and I am thankful I was able to save her.

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Rescued Bichon Maltese - Lil

by Moll

This rescued Bichon Maltese puppy has got to be one of the kindest and quietest dogs I've seen. But it has a sad story to go along with it.

We got lil at a rescue place, she wasn't sick or abused or anything but her mother was dropped there much longer back and had puppies, all the other puppies had died beside chick. So this is what I say, LUCKY DOG. She loves to crawl on to peoples laps, ( even random strangers ) and eat. A lot.

Lil also is Tiny for her nine week status, but as day go by gets bigger and bigger. She is often an eye catcher, as we walk her cars pass by see her, and go back to say " Smallest and cutest dog ever. "

Our Bichon Maltese is also obedient. And has already learned to follow us, and go on a leash ( which she often doesn't need. )

Finally, lets talk about her info. She was born August 29, 2012. She is a girl, of course. She has two homes, an igloo and a cuddly cage, ( not cruel! ) and is friends with many males, ( Ooo la la!). Plus, her full name is Lilian, but her friends call her lil.

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Rescued Malticon - Fonzie

by Buffy Wells
(Bellingham, WA)

Fonzie after grooming

Fonzie after grooming

Fonzie after grooming
Fonzie at home

Fonzie is a rescued Maltichon dog from LA county. Ginger Luke of Ginger's Death Row Dogs in Seattle, WA, found him in a high kill pound, and he was thin and hair was matted. She goes down to LA on a regular basis, and flies her picks up to Seattle, puts them in foster homes, and posts the dogs on the inet. I found Fonzie on her website by accident! I got him June 2010. He is about 5-6 years old. He's all white, with a little bit of super light apricot on one ear and on his back.

This is the most wonderful dog I have ever seen. Someone put a lot of effort into his training. He is housebroken, NEVER barks, is loving, affectionate, patient, and all around perfect doggie. My Maltichon loves other dogs, children, and anyone that will pet him. He was leash trained, I just can't believe how FORTUNATE I am to have found him!

I do heat his food up in the microwave, so he's a little bit spoiled. He sleeps with me on top of the bed, and while he does snore a little bit, otherwise I never know he's there. Sometimes he cuddles up with me. He loves to have his tummy rubbed, I call it Tummy Time. When we got out for walks, and it's raining, I use the hair dryer to dry his head and parts that are showing. I always use a waterproof coat for him to wear in the rain. If it's really cold, I put on a sweater, and coat. He LOVES to sniff, and investigate. He'll chase deer, bunnies, squirrels, etc. He especially likes to chase deer.

Fonzie sleeps a lot. I don't think his former owner played with him, he doesn't know what to do with a ball or other toys that I have tried. His teeth also appeared to be ignored, as I have had to have several pulled, due to their condition. So Maltichon owners, make sure you brush your puppy's teeth every day. You'll be glad you did. They need lots of affection, and will reward your efforts.

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Jan 21, 2016
Adopt a Maltichon NEW
by: Anonymous

Has Fonzie been adopted. My husband and I have no children and we have three maltichons. They are our children. They are so much a part of our lives. We wanted to see if there was a maltichon that needed to be adopted. Please email me any info you have. Cheryl

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Maltichon Rescue Dog - Keyna

by Valerie
(Kansas City, MO)

My spoiled pup!

My spoiled pup!

My Maltichon rescue dog is awesome! Very lovable, playful and sweet. She loves to cuddle and crawl under the blankets at night. Well behaved but does tend to bark at things...LOL..but she is a dog right!? I rescued my Maltese Bichon mix and had to shave her hair off due to matting but she is a wonderful little girl! Great with my three kids, all under 14!

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Rescued Maltichon - Allie

by Sharon Vollett
(Salt Lake City, Utah)

Hi, I just got a Maltichon two days ago, I thought she was a purebred Bichon, but when I went to Petco ironically they were grooming a Malitchon and a Bichon and I was able to see that she was a Malitchon.

She was given away 3 times I think, and abused somewhere in there. She just shook when I first got her and I held her and talked to her and now she is much better. My renters had her, she is ten years old and they gave her up for a Pitbull. She hardly has any teeth, her hair is thin, her face is stained brown and yet she is so sweet. I cannot believe she would be left once, let alone several times. I have always loved big dogs, but this little girl has stolen my heart.

I am divorced and am really loving this affectionate little creature and the championship. I have started her on healthy dog food, her hair is very short but looks better already, I bought some gentle shampoo, and tear wash, so we can get her looking like what she was meant to be, her true sweet self. I have never understood how people could dress their dogs, but I am already looking at cute things for her. I will give her the quality of life she deserves. She sleeps with me and is just a doll. I believe that we receive what we most need and she and I both need each other.

I don't have a picture to upload yet, but I will soon. A great little dog and while we are new together she will not let me out of her sight. As I speak she is on my lap and she cries if she cannot be on my lap. Its taken her along time to find a permanent home but I am so glad she is in my life for the time she has left. I know we will be great and I love being her mommy.

This is a great website. I have enjoyed reading all of the testimonies on these wonderful dogs.

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Dec 22, 2013
maltechon NEW
by: bill

yes, we are looking for an adult Maltese or Maltese bichon either boy or girl...probably over a year old.We are not seeking to breed......just a laid back loving dog to stay near us to enjoy. We are elder senior citizens wanting something to fill our life up a little.

Call me if you have something name is Bill and number is 607-745-0800

Thank you.

Mar 11, 2010
by: Little Miss Muffit

Thanks so much for sharing your story. You are a wonderful person to see that Allie needed someone to love and care for her. I hope you will send a before and after picture of her. I know she will be beautiful. These little Maltese mixed dogs are truly special and make the most delightful pets as you are already finding out. I'm so glad Allie has a "perfect" home now.

Mar 10, 2010
by: Sharon

I am loving Allie so much and so happy she found her way to me. It has always been that way with the pets I have owned they have found me and I am so grateful.
Allie has stopped shaking and is such a happy girl. Her face was just brown with eye stain and because I have changed her diet to a healthier one it is gradually getting better. Would love some tips on that.
She is a love and I am so happy to have her.
Thank you for your loving comments.

Mar 10, 2010
Both of you are very lucky
by: Catharine

I know how you feel. Allie is in the right home now.God works in strange ways.He put Allie & you to gether because you needed each other.Now life will be very good for Allie & you. God be with you all your days.

Mar 10, 2010
rescued Allie
by: Susan

Thank God for people like you, there is an extra angel watching over both of you. I am such a pet lover that I have trouble understanding people just giving up their dogs or cats. When we get a new puppy or older dog, we are taking that responsibility to be a forever home. I understand that there are things that can come up and it's necessary to rehome. It's so sad as these babies love us unconditionally and have no idea why they are being given away.

Thank you so much for being one of the giving and loving special people in this world. God bless you both.

Mar 09, 2010
by: Anonymous


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