Chelsea & Toby (know to MMR as "C&T") were
our very special senior pair. They came from a home that had used them as breeders, and,
although never treated cruelly, they never received the type of love and care we bestow on
our canine companions. They also never received the yearly vet care they needed, we
figure. So Chelsea was a little "crooked" due to advancing arthritis and Toby
never, ever learned the art of housebreaking (although an MMR Belly Band has solved that
problem quite nicely www.malteserescue.com/bands.htm)
Luckily, their fosters, Sharon & Glen, understood that slightly advanced age and some
"inconveniences" cannot outweigh a sweet and endearing disposition. Although
they had wanted to continue to foster for MMR, Sharon and Greg finally knew that C&T
were home with them forever. So now they are...
Buddy was left at a shelter in Middletown at
only 7 years of age because he had an "allergy problem". Thanks to the
cooperation of members of MMR-North, he was out of the shelter very quickly and into the
arms of a loving foster family -- the adopters of Mister and Dusty. Although they tried
very hard not to fall in love again, Jackie couldn't resist the charms of this loving boy.
Within days, Buddy was adopted by a loving MMR home and will forever be a part of our
What a cool, cool dog, our Cary! He came in
from the Manhattan CACC at a time when we were very full. One of our members enlisted a
friend -- a dog person, but not a Maltese person -- to help us out in a pinch. Andrea had
an adopted GSD-mix named Scylla so she understood the needs of rescue dogs. Andrea
expected only to be a temporary harbor for this little shelter guy, who was 8 years old
and mostly Maltese, but with a red tail! It wasn't long before Cary (as Andrea named him)
charmed everyone in the household, particularly Scylla who is Cary's special protector.
Andrea, who had never expected or planned for a second dog (and certainly not a little,
almost white one) soon knew that Cary had picked her and her family. And she will never,
ever let him go. Cary, you're amazing!
Sadly, Jamie was another "return".
As careful as we are with placements, sometimes the right match just doesn't happen the
first time. Jamie's adopters complained of his lack of housebreaking and their need to
travel. So we took him back to Leandro's calm. loving foster environment. This was
Leandro's first foster for us and he was determined not to fall in love. But who could
resist this face. And, as it often happens, Jamie picked him -- he liked Leandro's gentle,
attentive ways and his new canine brother. The housebreaking "problem" soon
disappeared and Leandro had to admit what Jamie already knew... He was HOME!
Sasha is our first out-of-species adoption.
We got a call from a Maltese owner who was fostering a kitten named Sasha and needed to
find her a permanent home. She turned to MMR because this little beauty had literally been
raised by Maltese, so would be best placed in a Maltese home. We sent out a request to the
MMR volunteer group and we were delighted when Ilona, the adopter of Adam and Angel,
answered the call. Adam and Angel live with four senior cats that Ilona had also adopted,
but now there was a "young one" in their midst. They all adapted quickly. And
Sasha is a constant source of joy and laughter in her new home. Here's a photo of Sasha
Our sweet Daytona came from a home with too many dogs,
too much activity and too little love and attention. She is a quiet, "lap dog",
who only wants to be Number One in her owner's world. MMR found her that special place
with Bill who is retired and looking for a loving little girl to share his time with. For
Daytona, life began at five years old.
Nicky was a 2001 Success Story who became
one of our few "returns". His original MMR adopter loved and was committed to
him, but for reasons totally unconnected to Nicky, was unable to keep him. She turned to
MMR to find him a new home. Luckily, his foster Mom was available to take him in, to make
it an easy transition. And then Ruth found us. She had been looking for a sweet, lively,
affectionate boy -- we knew Nicky was the one for her. So it wasn't too long before Nicky
found his way to another loving home. Yeah, Nicky!!
Snowflake is a pip! He requires lots of exercise and
attention, being a precocious, "Alpha" boy. He came from an home where he could
not get the attention that he deserved. He was exactly the dog that Gabriella was looking
for. And oh, so handsome and incredibly smart! Now he has a human who appreciates his
special gifts and loves him like nobody's business