Available Dogs

Available Dogs


Last Update 05.21.2023


Joey – Located in Milwaukee, WI

Added 5/20/23

Meet little Joey! He is a 4 or 5-year-old terrier mix. He was found by animal control wandering the streets and in pretty rough shape. After thorough vetting and care, he’s patiently awaiting his adoption.

Joey is housetrained and one of the most well-mannered fosters I’ve enjoyed hanging out with.  He barked once since his arrival, even though his foster sister barks her head off at everyone and everything. Joey just sits on my lap, looking at her as though she is crazy (she is).  

Joey has Alopecia on his back, and his ears are hairless as well, but he doesn’t mind.  When the days get hotter, he may appreciate a lightweight t-shirt to protect his bare back.  

If you want a little couch potato that can also entertain himself by throwing his toys around, then Joey is the pup for you!  He really is a sweet little guy!

Joey is completely vetted – neutered, up to date on all vaccines, and microchipped.

Call Mary for more information at 262-800-3323


Bridgette – Located in Racine, WI

Added 5/15/2023

Meet Bridgette; we like to call her Jazzy; she is estimated to be around three years old. We don’t know her history before rescue. However, we can tell you she loves playing fetch and plays nicely by herself or with the other dogs. She’s not a barker and corrects easily.  Jazzy gets along wonderfully with other dogs (she’s got three foster brothers as well as other visiting dogs in her foster home).   

Bridgette walks great on a leash, is great with strangers, she sits and waits patiently for her meals, puts herself in her crate at night, and is completely house-trained! She would do fine in a home with other dogs or as an only dog.   

Bridgette has been completely vetted; up to date on vaccinations, spayed, dental, and microchipped.   She does suffer from dry eyes and will require eye drops.   It is highly recommended she go to a home with experienced owners. Please use the name Bridgette on the application


Percy – Located in Bloomington, IL

My name is Perseus Maximus, but they call me Percy for short. I am a 9-year-old, 20 lb. Lhasa Apso Poodle mix. My current family adopted me when I was 1-year-old. Mom got a new job that keeps her away from home a lot, and my human brothers moved away, so they decided it wasn’t fair that I spend so much time with only my sister, Libby, in the mudroom. 

Everyone says I’m a happy-go-lucky dog and that I am relaxed most of the time. They actually say that I’m “so chill.” Mom even takes me to work when her students are stressed because I make them feel happier. I love getting rubs from people and playing with other dogs and even cats. I love cats! I can sleep pretty much anywhere. Sometimes, I sleep in bed with Mom, but I LOVE caves, so sometimes, I like to sleep under her bed. 

When the doorbell rings or when I see other dogs, I sing the song of my people – that’s what Mom calls barking. I learned that from my sister, Libby. I’m not aggressive, I just want to play. I’m crate-trained and house-trained. When I need to go outside, I will stand or sit in front of you and give a loud huff/sneeze – you’ll recognize it when you see it. If you don’t, I might whine or do a very hushed bark. I know the commands sit, stay, come, stop, and wait. 

I love car rides. I get a little separation anxiety, so I can’t be left in the car alone, but Mom takes me into the stores that allow it. I love walks, treats, and looking out of windows and doors. 

I live with Libby and would not mind going home with her.

I am current on all of my shots, microchipped and neutered. If you are interested, go to our applications page for information or call Mary at 262-800-3323.


Libby – Located in Bloomington, IL

My name is Elizabeth the Great, or Libby for short. I am an 8-year-old Maltipoo. I had been found as a stray, and NMCR saved me. My current family adopted me from Northcentral Maltese Rescue when I was 1 year old; however, my current mom got a new job that keeps her away from home a lot, and my human brothers moved away, so they decided it wasn’t fair that I spend so much time with only my brother, Percy, in the mudroom.

I weigh about 11 lbs. Mom only feeds me dog food, but I LOVE human food. She always mixes in some fresh food which makes it better, so I will eat more of it. I’m kind of a picky eater. I love it when mom adds chicken, fish, broth, or goat milk to my kibble.  When my current family first adopted me, I was very afraid after being on the streets alone. I took to Mom immediately, and I gradually warmed up to other people. Sometimes, I still get scared when I meet new people, but Mom picks me up so I don’t feel so small. After a while, I warm up to them and will sit by their feet for a rub. 

Mom says I’m a good dog. She says I’m the best dog whenever someone is sick. I will snuggle up beside you or follow you wherever you go. I am crate-trained, but I prefer to sleep in bed with someone. I love my humans and always want to be close. I’m also spayed and house-trained. When I want to go out, I will lick your hand. If it’s an emergency, I’ll run around the room, turning in circles, looking for somewhere to go. I know the commands sit, drop, come, wait, and stay (this one can be hard for me). I can play fetch, but sometimes, I don’t remember that I should give the toy back so they can throw it again. 

About 2 months ago, I developed herniated discs in my back and lost the use of my back legs. I have been prescribed 2 medications: a muscle relaxer that I take twice daily and a pain medication that I take as needed. Mom also gives me CBD oil twice daily. I am a lot better now. The vet says this sometimes happens to small dogs with long backs, and when I went for my check-up, she was amazed at how well I am doing. I can walk and run on my own, although I look a little wobbly. The vet says I should not jump on the furniture or climb stairs. This is another reason Mom is rehoming me. I really need someone who is home during the day so that I can get the exercise I need to maintain my recovery. 

I am current on all of my shots and microchipped. My meds cost about $62 per month. My mom will provide several months of my meds when I am adopted to help my new family with the transition. I have been living with Percy and could go home with him if possible.  

If you want to adopt a really sweet girl who will snuggle you forever, submit your application, you will find it on our website Northcentralmalteserescue.org   If you have questions, please get in touch with Mary at 262-800-3323.


By the time our dogs are ready for adoption, our foster parents have had time to evaluate them and determine their needs for a new home. We have created an Adoption Process that will ensure a smooth and safe transition from our rescue to your family. Our number one priority is to make sure our Maltese go to the best possible forever home.