Metropolitan Maltese Rescue is a non-profit corporation (501(c) (3)) dedicated to placing homeless Maltese and Maltese-mixes in loving, responsible, permanent homes. Our vision is to be an active partner of a no-kill community where there are no homeless pets.

Pictured above is Kirby, who came to us from the NYC AC&C in early 1999. He is the first of hundreds we have been privileged to know and love.

Metropolitan Maltese Rescue (MetroMalts) is an all-volunteer organization founded in 1998 by a group of Maltese dog lovers in New York City. MetroMalts volunteers foster and place Maltese found as strays, surrendered by their owners, or rescued from shelters. We use every means at our disposal to keep Maltese out of shelters and in good forever-after homes. Every foster and permanent home is carefully screened. Information provided by potential adopters is used to make sure that our Maltese are placed with care-givers who are best suited to their individual personalities. We remain available after adoption to help resolve any concerns or problems that might arise.

We gladly accept donations of time, professional advice and care (such as veterinarians and trainers), and financial assistance. We welcome people who just love the breed and want to help. After all, that's how MetroMalts began.

MetroMalts is a proud member of the Mayor's Alliance for NYC's Animals, Inc., a distinguished group of local shelter and rescue organizations dedicated to making ours a "no kill" city.

Metropolitan Maltese Rescue
P.O.  Box 20721
New York, NY 10021

Phone: 1-646-926-7165

If you need to give up your dog, please send an email to us at   with information about your dog, along with your name, location and phone number. One of our volunteers will be in touch to help

Tax ID: 13-4133547

You can view our registration with the New York State Charities Bureau here or by searching for Metropolitan Maltese Rescue at