Notreadyet87 Posted May 12, 2010 Share Posted May 12, 2010 I'll be moving out on my own in June, and prior that I'd like to get a puppy. I'm REALLY interested in getting a Maltese puppy preferably one that is less than a year old. Just in looking at various sites, the average maltese COSTS a lot of money. My friends continue to tell me that getting the maltese from the shelter would be better because it's free and because I'm giving a troubled puppy a home to stay in. My mom purchased her puppy(two months ago) from a store that gets their puppies from dog mills, and I've thought about going to the store since they gave her such a good deal. Whenever I'm looking at shelters(online) and the options for adopting a Maltese in my area, I can never seem to find a Maltese puppy--usually the Maltese that are in shelters are either adults, over the age of 1, seniors, or have special needs. I'd love to take the shelter route, but for the type of dog I want I'm wondering if I'd find it at shelter--as it appears that more likely I'd find the dog I want at a pet store. So my question is what's the best option? If anyone has gotten a Maltese, or has experiences with shelters I'd be open to hear your experiences. Also what is a reasonable price range for a young Maltese? Link to comment
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