Foster Family

One of the most important functions of any rescue is to be able to foster abandoned dogs until they are ready for their forever-after homes. Serving as a foster home is probably the most demanding, yet rewarding, contribution one can make. If you live in the NYC tri-state region and are interested in fostering Maltese rescue dogs, please complete and return the forms attached below, or send an email to

One of our Foster Coordinators will contact you about what you might expect as a MetroMalts foster home.


We know not everyone is able to serve as a foster family, but there are plenty of other ways you can help:

  • Shelter Liaison
  • Adopter Screening
  • Dog Evaluation and/or Training
  • Public Relations
  • Accounting/Bookeeping
  • Fund Raising
  • And a zillion other things we haven't thought of yet...

If you live in the NY Tri-state area and would like to become a MetroMalts volunteer, you must join our announcements list. The subscription URL is:

Once you subscribe to the MetroMalts list, you will be asked to send us your name and address, and state your interest in Maltese rescue in the NYC area.  Through the MetroMalts announcements list, you will be advised of events, dogs available for foster/adoption, MetroMalts meetings, jobs needed to be done, and items of interest. (Please note: This is a low volume list, normally less than 10 messages each week, used for announcements only, no discussion).


We welcome all donations for the care of the animals we harbor. Our primary expense is veterinary care, which can range from simple spay/neuter operations to major medical procedures. Metropolitan Maltese Rescue is a Non Profit 501 (c) 3 organization. Your donation is tax deductible. Click below to pay by credit card. Be sure to enter the total amount of your contribution in the "Per Item Cost" box.

Click the button below to make a donation via credit card:

Or you can send a check or money order with the donation form below. You can also make donations in memory of a loved one or as a gift. We will send a card to that person or their family for you. Please print out the Donation form and send it with your check.

Donation Form