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If you would like to help out as a foster parent or if you are considering adopting or surrendering a Maltese, please contact us. Send us an email. Include your name,  location and phone number with your message. We would like to hear from you.
This page was last updated on: October 22, 2017
Mary Palmer, President & Rescue Director
5311 Douglas Ave. #124
Racine, Wisconsin  53402

Trudy Peischl, Vice President, Secretary, 
                         Treasurer & Webmaster
110 Scenic Lane
Ellensburg, Washington  98926
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We are an experienced and constantly growing rescue organization that is made up entirely of volunteers dedicated to helping these special little dogs.  Providing nationwide coverage are President and Rescue Director Mary Palmer at and Vice President
Trudy Peischl at  You may contact either of these officers for information 
on nationwide rescue.

It is the mission of Northcentral Maltese Rescue, Inc. to accept Maltese dogs that their owners, for whatever reason, can no longer take care of. Some of these dogs are abandoned or stray, and they come to us from all over the country.  We alleviate any pain or suffering by providing medical care while in a protected foster home environment, and we find them a loving, safe and permanent home where they can live out their lives in the comfort of secure surroundings. All dogs will be spayed or neutered before placement. Northcentral Maltese Rescue, Inc. will extend a helping hand to any shelter or rescue organization that requests our assistance.  

Northcentral Maltese Rescue was formed in January, 2001, and it was incorporated and applied for its 501(c)3 status that same year.  We were expecting about 15 Maltese rescues that year and took in 35.  After that, the number of rescues increased yearly. We are the only Maltese Rescue that accepts dogs and adopts dogs across the United States and Canada.  Federal Not-for-Profit status was applied for in 2001 and granted in March, 2006.

Every June Northcentral Maltese Rescue, Inc. organizes a big picnic for Maltese and small dog lovers. People teavel from across the country to attend the picnic which is a fun and informative weekend for attendees. It is also an important fund raiser for the Rescue with all proceeds going to veterinary care for the Maltese rescue dogs.  To get a feel for what the picnic entails, check out the Picnic album.

Our most important resources are the loving foster parents who care for and look after our dogs while they are waiting to be placed in a permanent forever home. Some of the dogs we receive need special care, and the foster parents provide the safe environment and attention to nurse them back to health. If you think you would like to be a foster parent, we welcome and appreciate your support no matter what part of the country you live in. Contact us at any of the addresses below or fill out the Foster Care Application Form on this site.

If you are considering adopting one of our Maltese, you must fill out and send in the Adoption Application Form before you can be considered as an adoptive home.  Unfortunately  we do not have the time or resorces to return phone calls. Once you have sent in your application, wait 4 or 5 days and then call the person who is the contact for the specific dog you are interested in. Most dogs have more than one applicant, so we hope you understand that we want to make the best placement for the Maltese in question. Just because you are not selected to adopt, does not mean you are not suitable to adopt one of our dogs. Families with small children under 7 years of age are usually not good candidates to adopt. Older people should have a family member or other younger person who would take care of the dog should anything happen to them.  In any event, if an adopter is no longer able to care for the Maltese and has no where else to send the dog, the dog must be returned to Northcentral Maltese Rescue for rehoming.  We never want to see one of our dogs without a secure or safe home.  Learn more about our adoption process: 

One of the hardest things to do is to give up a beloved member of your family.  If you decide to surrender your Maltese to Northcentral Maltese Rescue, Inc., you can rest assured that they will be well looked after as a loved member of our family.  We will take information about your dog in need of rescue. Please email Mary with the information about your dog, and include your location, name, phone number and email address with your message, or go to Placing Your Maltese in Rescue.  

The Malt Shoppe is a store where you can purchase special items designed especially for dogs, be they Maltese or another breed. Some items are unique to Maltese and our Rescue, but many are good for any breed. Our biggest sellers are Belly Bands and Fancy Pants, but there are many other items available. We only sell items that have been used and approved by our Maltese family and friends, and all profits directly benefit our rescues with veterinarian care.  Visit The Malt Shoppe store front today and have fun looking around. 

Our rescue has no boundries. We will help dogs, organizations or people in any part of the U.S. or Canada. Keep checking back for new dogs that are available and mark the page as a favorite:  Available Dogs 

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Mary Palmer      President, Rescue Director
Trudy Peischl    Vice President, Treasurer, Secretary, Webmaster
Rose Lehrke      Malt Shoppe Manager
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