General Information on Surrendering your Maltese
American Maltese Association (AMA) Rescue is aware that surrendering a beloved Maltese that has been a member of your family is
adifficult decision. Our organization is a breed specific rescue organization for Maltese and obvious appearing Maltese mix dogs.
Please be aware that our acceptance of a Maltese, being relinquished, is based on the availability of a foster care provider in
yourgeographical area. Each dog accepted is placed in a foster home while searching for a permanent adoptive family.
The first step in the process to surrender your Maltese to our organization is the submission of the Owner ReleaseQuestionnaire
(below) by the owner. This form is available below. When your Surrender Questionnaire is received, an AMARescue Coordinator will
contact you to discuss your dog and the relinquishment process. If your dog can be accommodated, a timeis scheduled to meet you
and your dog. When your dog has been accepted as an AMA Rescue, the owner of the dog will be required to complete and sign a
Release of Ownership form. At that time, your dog will become property of the American MalteseAssociation Rescue, and cannot be
returned. If you are using a Mobile Device and having difficulty submitting this application, please try again from a computer.
If you are notified that we can take your surrender, please have all vet records and microchip information ready to give to foster, if
available. Any toys, bed, blankets , and food, that might help with transition.