How Do You Find a Maltese-Yorkie Mix Rescue Puppy to Adopt?

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A Maltese-Yorkie mix puppy may be available for adoption from dedicated Maltese or Yorkie rescue groups. Pet adoption sites, such as Adopt A Pet and Petfinder, are also good resources of adoptable Maltese Yorkie mix puppies.

Maltese and Yorkie rescue organizations often post adoptable puppies and dogs on their websites. provides a list of rescue organizations across the country. These groups not only rescue Yorkie or Maltese puppies but also take in puppies and dogs of mixed breeds. Florida Yorkie Rescue, for example, also rescues abandoned or abused Maltese puppies from local shelters. The group also takes in surrendered puppies and dogs if the group deems the owner’s reasons acceptable.

Adopt A Pet and Petfinder are two of the largest pet adoption sites in North America. Many animal shelters and rescue groups, including the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, post adoptable puppies on these sites, although neither site has a breed category for Maltese-Yorkie mixes. To find a matching dog, you may need to browse from the Maltese and Yorkshire terrier or Yorkie categories. Both Adopt A Pet and Petfinder also allows you to filter the search according to age, making it easier for you to search for a puppy or a dog that is less than a year old.