AMA Maltese Specialty Dog Show
Donate items for the Rescue Raffle. 

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and how to donate your items.
Available Dogs
Brighten your life. 
Adopt a Maltese. 

View our adoptable dogs here
Special Angels
Unadoptable dogs needing your support. 

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Homeless / Sick Maltese need YOU!

Volunteer!     Donate!
NEVER buy a dog from a Pet Store. 

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AMAR operates strictly on donations from the public.  100% of all rescued Maltese need medical attention of some kind; some much more than others.  AMAR pays for all these Vet expenses prior to putting a dog up for adoption, and Adoption Fees rarely cover a dog’s expenses.  We need your help to continue saving these little innocents.  Please use this button to help them now??”
Sponsor a Special Angel

Can’t foster, but want to help AMAR?  Sponsor a Special Angel!

What is a Special Angel?  Our Special Angel are also known as Forever Fosters.  These are dogs saved by AMAR who, for a variety of reasons, cannot be put up for adoption.  They will remain foster dogs, under AMAR’s care, for the remainder of their lives.  These dogs usually have long term medical or emotional issues; for example, a blind dog, or a dog with doggie dementia, already familiar with their foster home, and it would be too stressful for them to relocate to another residence. 
Now you can be a Sponsor for one, or more, of these dogs, providing part, or all, the financial needs, while our foster homes provide the care and love.  These dogs have the same needs as healthy dogs, and then some.  Many need special foods, physical therapy, special equipment, continuing medical and grooming, etc.  Sponsors can help with these expenses.

Visit our Special Angels page, and underneath each of the Special Angel’s story there is a button you can use if you are interested in sponsoring that particular dog. 

Won’t you please sponsor a Special Angel today?
American Maltese Association Rescue
“AMA Rescue can earn up to 15% from for each purchase made through this AmazonSmile link.  Please bookmark it and use it for all your Amazon shopping.”

What if American Maltese Association Rescue earned a penny every time you searched the Internet?  Well, now we can! Good is a new search engine that donates ad revenue, about a penny per search, to the charity of choice designated by the user.  Use it just like any search engine as it is powered by Yahoo, so you get the same great results. 

To make an online purchase go to Good Search, click on the GoodShop icon, a list of participating stores will drop down.  Select the store you desire to make a purchase, and a percentage of your purchase is made to American Maltese Association Rescue.

Just click on the Good Search icon to the right and start searching or the GoodShop icon to make a purchase!
We Love Petmeds !
Want to have some fun?

Our little AMAR Spokesdog is Chip - The Maltese Farm Dog.  He has his own Facebook page with almost 1500 followers.  Chip is one of our AMAR rescue dogs that ended up living on a small farm with cats, chickens, horses, fish, and 4 other dog siblings.  He says his goal is to show that not all Maltese are girls, nor are they just cutsie lap dogs.  He shows you what farm life is like for a little 7 lb dog.  Occasionally, he features AMAR foster dogs.   If you want a daily smile, that’s what his page is all about. 

You can follow him HERE.   And tell your friends, if they want a daily smile too.
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Logo design by Lori Lengen
The general public sees Maltese dogs as the dog-snobs of the world, status symbols, with beautiful white flowing coats, owned by the elite.  But did you know that many aren’t that lucky? 

American Maltese Association Rescue is a 501c3 organization dedicated to saving the unlucky Maltese.

We see Maltese who have been neglected, abused, and abandoned.  They come to us from shelters, as owner surrenders, as lost dogs found along busy highways or city streets, hoarder homes, and puppy mills.  They come to us with broken bones, infected eyes, dangerous heart conditions, severe emotional issues, teeth so rotten their jaw bones are deteriorated, emaciation or excessive weight, nervous system disorders, cancer, other horrible diseases, internal infections, and more.  What should be a beautiful white flowing coat, has turned into filthy, severe matting, so bad that a few could barely walk, or see, or perform bodily functions.  Some have died in our arms.  Many, many more have been saved.

AMAR doesn’t use a sanctuary.  We operate entirely with foster homes, where these dogs are welcomed, cleaned-up, treated for their medical conditions, trained, and most of all loved, until they are healthy enough to find their forever homes.

And AMAR doesn’t have a single paid employee.  Everyone at AMAR is a volunteer, including all our foster homes across the nation.  AMAR functions purely with donated funds, and ALL the money goes to help the dogs in our care.

There is no shortage of Maltese needing help, and there is no shortage of homes to adopt them.  The missing parts of the equation are the foster homes and donations.  Can you help us?  Become a foster home and save their lives.  If you can’t foster, please make a donation to save their lives.”
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AMAR is issuing a 2015 Calendar!!! 
Get yours before it is too late.

These beautiful full color photo month pages will show Before and After photos for some of our significant 2014 rescues, along with a short explanation of their story. 

You won’t want to miss having this gorgeous calendar hanging in your office or kitchen.  Only $15.00.  Please order now.
AMA Maltese Specialty Dog Show
Donate items for the Rescue Raffle. 

Click here to find out about the show
and how to donate your items.
Raffle Items Needed - Get Visibility for Your Company!

We need quality unique items to raffle at the nationwide Maltese Specialty show in May 2015.  This is our largest fundraiser for the year, so if you make handcrafted items, or would like to help by donating products that would be used by dog-lovers or humans, please contact us, or send your donations to the address in the flyer below.  The Show Bulletin will list all donated items along with the party who donated them.  If you are a business, you will get recognition, and we will promote the item you donate, along with your business information on our AMAR Facebook page. 

This is the 50th Anniversary for the American Maltese Association Specialty Show, so there will be a larger crowd than normal attendance.  Don’t miss out on this special way to help Maltese Rescue and get some additional visibility for your company!  And if you don’t know what to donate, gift cards for national organizations are always a big hit. 

The Specialty Show is being held in Chicago, IL this year, and most attendees will be traveling.  Remember the winners will need to figure out how to carry home their prizes on airplanes.

Please help us help the dogs by donating your unique product or item for this huge raffle!!!
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