Thank you for inquiring about our dogs that are available for adoption. Our goals are to educate pet owners about responsible dog ownership, particularly with Maltese and other small breeds, and to place homeless dogs in new, loving forever homes.
Our adoption fees are $350 except where noted otherwise for certain senior dogs.
Names and ages of all household members, including yourself.- You must be at least 21 years old to adopt a dog from Lil' Paws. - Ordinarily our dogs are not suitable for homes with children under 5.
Who will be caring for the pet?
How many hours will the pet(s) be alone during the day?
Where will the dog be kept during this time?
When I am home, my dog will mainly be:
Where will the dog sleep at night?
If you currently have other pets, or if you previously had pets in your adult life (within the past 5 years), please provide your Veterinarian's information:
Veterinarian Phone Number
How long have you lived at your current address?
Type of Housing?
Own or Rent?
Name of apartment complex or trailer park:
Name of Manager/Landlord
Manager/Landlord Phone Number
Do they allow pets?
Yes with restrictions
Do you have a fenced yard?
What type of fence?
How tall is the fence?
Do you or any of your neighbors have livestock?
Do you ever have friends or relatives visit with their pets?
What specific types of animals visit?
Do any members of your household have pet related allergies?
Are you planning on moving in the near future?
If you move, what will you do with your pet?
Do you have any pets currently?
(Due to the many health benefits accruing from spaying and neutering, as well as to prevent accidental litters, we require that all resident pets must be spayed/neutered.)
Have you had any other pets in your adult life?
How long did you own them and what happened to them?
Have you adopted any pets from another rescue or animal shelter in the past?
Have you volunteered with a rescue or animal shelter in the past?
Name or type of dog you're seeking
I'm interested in a (check all that apply):
Why do you want this particular dog or breed?
How long have you been looking for a pet?
I want a pet because...
What is the activity level of the dog you are looking for?
What do you consider undesirable traits?
What would you do if you saw some of the above undesirable traits you listed above in the pet you have adopted?
What will you do if the dog displays bad behavior such as barking, digging, chewing, etc?
What time period do you require to prepare for your new dog?
Who will be responsible for the socialization, medical care and training of this animal?
Who will be housebreaking this pet?
Describe your method of housebreaking:
In what manner will you be transporting your pet in your vehicle?
What brand of food will your dog eat?
What grooming requirements do you feel are necessary for this particular dog?
On average, how much do you expect to spend annually on this dog?
There are times when unexpected and often very expensive medical conditions occur.What will you do if this happens to your pet?
Would you be willing to allow a representative of the organization to visit your residence?
How did you find out about Lil' Paws?
Lil' Paws Volunteer
Would you consider volunteering for our group?
In which of the following areas would you like to help with?
Adoption Day Helper
Transportation to Vet Appointments
Home Visits for Potential Adopters
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Lil' Paws Maltese Rescue is a home-based, non-profit rescue organization made up solely of volunteers. We are dedicated to helping homeless Maltese and other small breeds in the Austin area by fostering, providing the best possible health care, and placing them in a loving forever homes.
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