Metropolitan Maltese Rescue is proud to be celebrating our 20th Anniversary! Our 100% volunteer organization has saved the lives of over 1,000 Maltese and Maltese-mix dogs in the NYC tri-state area. We have achieved rehabilitation and re-homed them with loving families. Your financial contributions and volunteer efforts have made this possible.

We honor our family of MMR volunteers. Critical to our success, they contribute time and talent in special ways. They open their homes to foster dogs in need. Others pick up rescues from the shelters. Some provide transport. They staff our booths at community events. Volunteers also do administrative work and serve on our Board. They conduct reference checks and home visits. MMR volunteers’ loving contributions are priceless, and we cannot exist without them. We welcome you to volunteer too! If you live in the NY tri-state areaas, and would like to join us, please submit a volunteer application on our website.

Willie, Coco and Roo are just 3 of our rescues, who were helped by your donations, and our special volunteers:

Please make your tax-deductible gift to Metropolitan Maltese Rescue today. Also, be sure to ask your Human Resources Department if they have a Matching Funds Program to add value to your donation.

Thank you and Happy Holidays!


Coco is a very sweet 8-year-old boy, who came to us from a shelter after being given up by his family due to landlord issues. While at the shelter, he was neutered. On the first day in his foster home, Coco became very ill with chills and exhaustion. His foster mom noticed the skin around the neuter site turned color from Necrosis, and she rushed him to the veterinarian. He needed corrective surgery and antibiotics to fight a massive infection. He is on the road to recovery.


Roo is a 2-year-old who escaped the Korean Meat Trade. Our volunteer picked her up from Kennedy Airport in the middle of the night. She was tiny, weighing just under 4 lbs. The veterinarian discovered several painful bladder stones that irritated her and caused frequent urination. She put her on a special lifetime diet and when Roo gained more weight, she had the stone removal surgery. She is a happy little girl, who loves to play with stuffed toys much larger in size than herself.


Willie arrived at Kennedy Airport with many other dogs, after a 15-hour flight from Seoul, Korea. He was saved from the Korean Meat Trade. Upon arrival, he was so ill we were not sure he would survive. Blood tests, a CAT scan and a sonogram revealed a massive infection that affected all of his organs, eyes and mouth. He was completely bald. His treatment included antibiotics, steroids and frequent medicated baths. His volunteer foster family has made sure that he was healthy again, and on his way to finding a loving forever-after home.