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Causes: Animal-Related, Animals

Mission: It is the mission of Northcentral Maltese Rescue, Inc. to rescue unwanted, abandoned or stray Maltese dogs, to alleviate their pain and suffering by providing medical care while in a protected foster home environment and to 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 person, shelter or rescue organization that requests our assistance and to help educate the public in responsible pet care.

Results: in 2015, we have completed 15 years of dedicated rescue work and helped well over 1000 Maltese and other dogs

Target demographics: rescue Maltese dogs, Maltese mixes, occasionlly some toy poodles and other small dogs

Direct beneficiaries per year: at least 100 dogs

Geographic areas served: Primarily in the North Central U.S.A., but we will help out nationwide

Programs: complete health care, teeth cleaning, surgeries, secure foster homes, an annual picnic and attending Pet Festivals in Milwaukee and Chicago

Community Stories

14 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

There is not one word for this generous, dedicated, loving bunch of friends who make up North Central Maltese rescue. I have To say the hours these people have driven to save these loved pups is endless. To the day the ladies saw the little Maltese being thrown into the ocean and watching it come in on a wave "Brave," walking over handing the dog owner money for the pup and the owner took the money and handed over the pup. One life saved! Then there was another time,'when they ventured into the ghetto to get a pup. They parked around the corner and one stayed in the car because they weren't sure how it was going to go. Sure enough another "Brave," moment etched into a successful trip of money versus the love for a pup. "Another pup rescued." There are millions of these stories including their debut on TV with pup on wheels! I truly believe these ladies and gentlemen have opened up the world of "puppy mills ,". Across state lines and to people around the world. These ladies are mighty! The activities and events they put on cannot be measured by stars- and know that everyone knows, shares,laughs and cries when a new pup comes in, to another pup getting new pup clothes, to toys that are great, and how to remove tear stains with the best of the best. They come together when another is called to the rainbow bridge and share all the wonderful stories that have passed through their lives. The bond they have created with the one true vet and the lives he has touched through happiness, pure joy, to the transformation of fragile pups to pups that go on to show all of us the sheer joy and love they have to offer. One day I needed information and stumbled upon their website. I have liked them on Facebook, but most importantly you have all taught me so much that I feel like I know all of you. When it comes time for me to adopt a Maltese it will definitely be from your rescue. I have shared so much of your wisdom on Maltese with friends and family. The photos of the before and after bring me to tears every time (including now)! You are not a rescue you are all called to care, love and guide these pups as they are your children- the lives you have all saved are endless your dedication and perseverance is the best I have ever seen! Hands down the most amazing miracles are your hearts and your hands for all the pups you have saved, will save, and may the bond this rescue has. Into us to grow and show the world there are no places for puppy mills!!! You are powerful, strong and courageous "miracle workers!" Amen!

3

Client Served

Rating: 5

What a great group! This organization is so caring and helps as many dogs as they can! They really ensure these special dogs find the best forever homes. We will be forever grateful to them for allowing us to adopt our little guy Jupiter. Having him has really changed our lives for the better!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have adopted 3 dogs from Northcentral Maltese. All three were in a very loving, caring foster homes. The dogs truly thrive due to the wonderful care they receive. Helping these dogs in need and finding the right home is top priority. I would highly recommend adoption from this wonderful organization.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Our 3 dogs were rescued by NMR, taken care of by very caring foster families and have made our lives wonderful. Macey was a puppy mill dog, Millie had a broken paw at 8 weeks with the owners wanting her euthanized and Mark made his journey from a slaughterhouse in South Korea where he would have seen a different fate. The outpouring care and love that NMR and the fosters give during the very difficult times in these dogs lives is unbelievable. Mark, Macey and Millie have thrived due to their loving care and we couldn't be more grateful.

1

Donor

Rating: 5

We learned about NMR when we decided it was time to find a sibling for our first rescue, Nash. Once Mary helped us find our perfect match we had our home visit and finally were able to introduce Nash to his soon to be brother, Nate. There was hesitation from both at first but they are now the best of friends and would be lost without one another.

NMR has provided us with a wonderful network of pet owners and lovers. We have become an extended family and there are so many opportunities during the year for us to connect while representing the rescue and teaching others about the importance of rescue.

We are so lucky to have found NMR and are proud to support this wonderful rescue!

1 Julie W.2

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Northcentral Maltese Rescue does amazing work for so many dogs in need. They have amazing partners in vet care, many transporters, fosters, and volunteers who go above and beyond. After losing my little Maltese, Abby I was heart broken. Through my vet I learned about this rescue and he suggested I consider adopting an older dog. I started following the rescue and soon was offering time at pet expo's , annual picnics and donating money. Soon I met Bailey. I knew she could help my broken heart. I knew I could create her a home filled with love. NCMR took the time to make sure our home would be a great fit. Every dog counts. We are blessed to have been connected with this great team at NCMR

1 Michele AndKen N.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Over six years ago We met our dog GIgi at Belle City Vet. She is not a Maltese she’s actually we think yorkie and long-haired Dash hound. We heard about her and decided to go see her. We already had a dog and had just lost one the month before. When we went to see Gigi her name was twinkles and she had kennel cough. I was in the hospital when we found out that we were going to get Gigi. She still needed to be spaded and ended up waiting a few days for me until I got out of the hospital. Mary was professional and asked many questions at my home. She checked out my home and called my references. After I got GIgi I had to send Mary emails to let her know how Gigi was doing. Thank you Mary for giving us our precious GIgi

2

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I adopted my dog Cherri from the Northcentral Maltese Rescue on July 9, 2016. They do an outstanding job with thoroughly vetting the dogs and placing them in a foster home before the dog is adopted. NMR matches each dog's requirements with an appropriate adopter. The adopter fills out an extensive application and there is a house inspection. This process promotes successful matches between the dogs and their adopters.

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

Twelve and a half years ago, I wanted a companion for my little female Maltese. At that time, I decided I wanted a rescue. It was the best choice I could make. I researched and looked at shelters all over my area, and I came across North Central Maltese Rescue Association. I saw a picture of my little Molly on their website, and I was instantly in love with her. I completed an application which was very extensive, as it should be, for these little ones. Mary Palmer was terrific and I became in contact with the foster Mom, Debby, who was wonderful. We talked and I learned little Molly's story of abuse, and couldn't wait to give her a loving forever home. I consider North Central Maltese Rescue an absolute best rescue - their structure and the things they do for Maltese as well as other types of small dogs is awesome. Unfortunately I lost my little Molly a few months ago, but I am now in the process of working with North Central Maltese Rescue again to adopt another little girl from them, and can't wait to be united with another good match for me.

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

First I'd like to start off by saying this nonprofit rescue organization is awesome! I'm so glad to have rescued an amazing pup from this rescue!

Second I must add, we adopted Meredith formerly known as "Mary". She was brought to the U.S. from a South Korean meat eating farm earlier this year. It's because of the awesome NMR rescue team that we now have a wonderful companion. There's no words to express how thankful we are for organizations like this. NMR just has to be one of the best!

Thanks.

3

Donor

Rating: 5

Northcentral Maltese Rescue is one of the best run and most sincere organizations I have ever experienced. I have been a member for about 10 years and have adopted two doggies from their group. I have also donated money and helped in any way I can because I know they care about their purpose. This organization is all about helping the dogs and not about the glory of any one person. I am positive that the donated money goes to the benefit of the animals and the people do not take any money. It is all volunteer and there are so many good volunteers across the country. They do not allow the dogs to go in cargo on planes and must be accompanied by a person. It is all about the DOGS and I highly recommend this organization. I would not support an organization I did not fully believe in. THEY ARE THE BEST.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 2

This may be an excellent dog rescue service, but I'm puzzled why they don't say on their website that much to my surprise, anyone 60 or older will not be considered for adoption of any dog younger than 5. After completing their lengthy form I discovered from a phone call that the dogs I thought would be a good fit in my home were too young, although I have a playful young Yorkie, under 1 year, looking for a companion.

4

Volunteer

Rating: 5

NORTHCENTRAL MALTESE RESCUE INC (NCMR) is a dedicated Maltese (and other small dogs and Maltese mixes that need to be rescued badly) rescue that is a nonprofit organization made up of a group of volunteers that do their best to save as many dogs, show them love with medical care and find them the best forever homes. Mary Palmer is the President and she is very dedicated with a heart
of gold caring about each and every Maltese or little dog. She saved a poodle with deformed back legs since another wonderful rescue did not have the funds to give the right medical care. Mary has since added Rosie to her family since Rosie was doing so well with Mary and the right home was not found so quickly. Other dogs that appeared hopeless were able to be made well, shown love and are living happily as part of families. To correct major medical conditions, NCMR has provided heart surgeries, liver surgeries, many types of leg surgeries, and other types of surgeries. Many times
puppies are placed into rescue and are adopted out also that do not need medical care but a wonderful forever home. Other puppies were given up when medical bills became too high (one needed surgery on a leg) and once the surgeries were successful, the right family was found to give the little puppy
a forever home.

I fostered a Maltese for 6 weeks for this rescue group over 5 years ago and I saw first-hand how a scared puppy mill dog can be rehabilitated learning to love and wanting to be loved. Little Bit was placed in the most loving home. I plan to foster in the future since it was so rewarding but at the present time, I have a 5.5 year old sick dog and an almost 12 year old sick dog, each from breeders that need most of my attention.

When adopting a dog or puppy from NORTHCENTRAL MALTESE RESCUE INC, a new family gets a puppy ready for a forever home with the medical taken care of and the puppy or dog ready to be loved and to love back.

Buying from a reputable breeder may lessen your chances of a problem dog but does not guarantee health since I have two very sick dogs from show breeders. Rescuing a dog from a reputable rescue group like NORTHCENTRAL MALTESE RESCUE INC, not only is giving a dog or puppy a good home, but the new owners get a dog or puppy who has had medical care, updated on shots and spaying and/or neutering, major surgeries already taken care of and socialization in progress. Dogs or puppies are not placed until they are ready to be placed to give the family and new addition the best chance of a
successful placement.

2

Volunteer

Rating: 5

This is a great group of dedicated volunteers, working to rescue at risk dogs, get them proper veterinary care, and place them into loving homes. Mary Palmer, the president, is the key to making this work, and puts in countless hours each week caring for the dogs, traveling to pick up at risk animals, arranging for foster homes, and properly checking on the integrity of the people who want to adopt. She will not place a dog in a home unless she is convinced it is the best place for the dog.



Each summner the group holds a two day Maltese Rescue picnic, where families who have adopted and fostered dogs bring them together for fun, learning, and sharing.



They also produce a beautiful calendar each year, and our Paisley, adopted from the Rescue 3 years ago, is pictured for June in the 2011 calendar.



Here is a link to the group's website for more information: http://malteserescue.homestead.com/