Special Angels
Unadoptable dogs needing your support. 

Click here to meet them and learn more.
Homeless / Sick Maltese need YOU!

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

Click here to learn why

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?
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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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At AMAR we have been through a very challenging time trying to dog rescue safely during COVID-19. In order to do so, we've come up with some helpful guidelines when it comes to our furry friends and our human volunteers. There's some good info (CLICK HERE) for everyone in CDC compliance.
We now have a way for you to "blend" your love of
Maltese and caffeine! It's Maltese Coffee
Company, offering freshly roasted coffee from
small family, and co-family, farms around the

The company sells various coffees and lots of fun
Maltese merchandise including apparel and
drinkware with cute Maltese on them. Maltese
Coffee Company uses the sale of their single
origin, flavored and blended coffees to help needy
Maltese find new homes. Twenty percent of their
profits benefit no-kill animal shelters and Maltese
rescue operations, including American Maltese
Association Rescue. 


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We're excited to announce that AMAR has partnered with GoodPup to provide our adopters, fosters, and community members with convenient, affordable, science-based dog training.

GoodPup training is fast and effective, because it’s designed for how dogs (and dog parents) learn. Their trainers are fully invested in you and your dog. Chat with them anytime, as much as you need. They are there to provide individualized support, advice, and motivation, and are as excited as you are to celebrate your dog’s transformation.

The best part? All rescue adopters get discounted rates and GoodPup donates to our rescue for every person who signs up for training!

To receive a free week of GoodPup training, follow this link: (https://links.goodpup.com/shelter/AMAR)
It’s that time of year again... American Maltese Association Rescue's 2024 Calendar is ready for ordering NOW!

Pricing: $28 (including postage). 
SPECIAL:  If you order 5 or more
at one time, you pay $24 each.

To Order: Visit our “Going to the Dogs”
Online Boutique by
American Maltese Association Rescue is excited to announce our annual WREATH
FUNDRAISER, just in time for the holiday season. We're once again offering beautiful, live,
balsam wreaths from Three Rivers Wreath Company in New Hampshire. They make
wonderful gifts! In the past, some of these wreaths SOLD OUT EARLY, so get your orders in!
A portion of your order will go to AMAR and the wreaths will be shipped directly from them to

Just click on the following link and it will take you to our AMAR order page to select from their
beautiful wreaths and decorations:

You must use this link for us to be credited. Please SHARE this with your friends and
relatives whether you're ordering or not.

Sadly, this time of year we get a significant influx of dogs who need to be rescued, many with
very costly medical bills. AMAR, a 501(3)c non-profit organization, is 100% volunteer and
100% of your donations go to rescuing Maltese and Maltese mixes. We can't help the dogs
without your help. Please help us SPREAD THE WORD BY SHARING this post. If each of
you does that, we can save more dog's lives.

*The orders will be shipped over three weeks: November 20-24: November 27-December 1
and December 4-December 8: These wreaths are very high quality, grown and made in the
USA and smell amazing.