You can adopt a Maltipoo by locating a breeder, finding a homeless Maltipoo on Petfinder.com, or checking local shelters. Each organization has different requirements for adopters.
McHenry Maltese Puppies in northwest Chicago breeds Maltipoo puppies and lists available puppies on its website. Potential adopters fill out an adoption application and pay a $300 deposit after finding a puppy on the website, as of 2015. The breeder performs a telephone interview to ensure that the puppies go to safe, loving homes, and the breeder can ship puppies to their new homes using airport delivery service or a puppy nanny.
Petfinder.com allows potential adopters to search for dogs by breed. Maltipoos may be listed under Poodles or Maltese. Website users can find Maltipoos in their areas by entering their ZIP codes. They can narrow their searches by age, gender, size and characteristics. Most ads have pictures of the dogs and the suspected breed crosses. Adopters can make sure that a dog is a good fit for their household by specifying if they have cats, other dogs or young children.
Maltipoos are crosses between Toy Poodles and Maltese. Most are 6 to 15 inches tall at the shoulder and weigh between 5 and 15 pounds. Their coats vary from silky like a Maltese to frizzy like a poodle. The dogs are low-shedding and a good choice for allergy sufferers. They are protective of their families and get along with other animals if socialized when young.