• Bare a Male Maltese Adopted from Animatch
  • Bare a Male Maltese Adopted from Animatch
  • Bare a Male Maltese Adopted from Animatch


A Male Maltese presently Adopted

Bare is nearly eight years old and so far, has not experienced the life of a family dog; his entire life has been spent living with a commercial breeder.  Adopting a former breeding dog is a huge commitment, and not one that everyone can, or should, do.  It takes more than just love but an enormous amount of patience, perseverance, training, time and most importantly acceptance.  If you are looking for an immediate connection with a dog, Bare might well not be the dog for you.  His reaction to you could perhaps be different from a typical dog -- no sweet doggy kisses, no wagging tail.  However, if you are willing to take pleasure in the small victories and those tender moments of interaction when you least expect it, then possibly you are the right person for Bare. Bare arrived with a mouth full of rotten teeth, an ear infection, and a goopy eye.  In addition to being sterilized, he had dental surgery, his ear and eye infections are being treated, and we are hoping with good food (soft since he has not teeth) and lots of fresh air he will be able to enjoy a long and happy life.  Bare also has a luxating patella; with regular daily walks to strengthen his muscles, he will be just fine.  With breeding dogs, you must always expect to do toilet training; no dog that has spent his or her life confined knows what doing their business outside is all about.  You must be prepared to spend weeks, possibly months, patiently getting used to relieving themselves outside.   If you are the person to give Bare his first real family, you will never experience anything sweeter.  Please fill in the Adoption Form and ask for Bare.



NEVER let your dog loose outside as puppy mill dogs take a while to bond and feel safe with you. If they get away before this happens, they will choose to starve over coming back to you voluntarily.  Also, be aware that until they have bonded with you, they may bolt out doors that are opened to the outside.

We strongly recommend that until you feel this is not an issue, use a “drag leash”.  This is simply a long leash that makes it easier for you to catch your dog, should they get loose.  Of course, when outside, the dog should NEVER BE WITHOUT A LEASH.

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More Details About Bare

Status: AdoptedChildren:10 and over
Age:8 yearsCat friendly:tbc
Gender:MaleDog friendly:Yes

More Details About Bare

  • Status: Adopted
  • Breed: Maltese
  • Size: Small
  • Age: 8 years
  • Gender: Male
  • Grooming: High
  • Energy: Low
  • Children: 10 and over
  • Cat friendly: tbc
  • Dog friendly: Yes

Am I ready for a dog?

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