Hi Kristy, I just wanted to let you know Lulu is so well adjusted, knows her name, working on sitting, getting along well with my other dogs and using the poochie bells to go outside!!! she has had no accidents in the house in several weeks!! She's been groomed twice and is perfect for my groomer.  Thank you for my perfect puppy. Lila 
Hi Kristy,
I know it's been a while since we have been in touch, but a wanted to send you a note about our dog that we got from you right before Christmas.  Cody has been an absolutely fantastic dog.  We love him so, so much.  He is sweet, friendly, fun, and super-cuddily - everything you could ever want in a family.pet. His personality is just the best. He was almost fully potty trained in just a few weeks.  We were so happy about that. We were very consistent about taking him outside and it paid off.  He also uses a puppy apartment with a potty pad when he needs to be left alone for a few hours.  So he can go outside and on a potty pad. He's been to the vet a few times for shots and a check-up and he's doing great.  The vet says he seems very, very healthy. She even checked his knees/joints and said they feel great (I think she said she couldn't even manipulate the knees at all which is very good).  He has the Nu-Vet vitamin everyday and we are still giving him purified water to drink.  He has hardly any tear staining. He is adorable.
I just want to thank you for taking the time and care to breed such wonderful dogs.  We are so, so lucky that we found Petite Paws Maltese.
Thank you so much for your dedication and commitment to the Maltese breed.  Breeders such as yourself are rare.  There are no words to express how much we love Tucker and how much joy he brings to us and everyone he comes in contact with. He is truly a treasure! Yes we hit the jackpot! After having 2 other Maltese and having friends with Maltese, there is no comparison.  Tucker has a great disposition and personality. He is perfect. It's all in having a breeder that understands and maintains the integrity of the breed. We just wanted to thank you. Susan
Thank you for reaching out. I have meant to email you, but we went on vacation, etc...Anyway, he is fabulous! I just saw him this past weekend. He is off the moist food, and totally on his dry food. He is a good little eater. He LOVES to cuddle, which makes him even more loveable. He loves to run around outside, he is less mobile inside (doesn't run around as much), but I think it's because they have hardwoods and tile, and it's more slippery for him. He likes to be on a blanket (like you suggested) when he is on their floor) He loves his pen, and his crate, and also loves being out of it too. Guffman was much more interested in him this weekend, as Joey Benjamin was much more active. My sister and her husband just adore him. I will send you a few pics that I took of him this weekend. Becky loves their new vet, and the vet said she wished Joey Benjamin was her puppy, as he is so adorable. 
Thank you for your support!

Hi Kristy, hope you're doing well. I just wanted to send you Daisy's ??pic. She is going to be a yr old tomorrow. Daisy is so beautiful, loving, playful and my best companion. Thank you so much for her.  Brigit
Hi Kristy, I thought I'll give you an update on Phoebe. 
She's doing wonderful. We're in Poland right now for 2 weeks.
She was great on the plane and she enjoys each day here. We took her to many cities,  villages, places. 
Before we left she graduated from AKC puppy star training. She is my best friend ?.
Hi Kristy!
Our baby girl, Belle, is doing great!  She's up to 5 pounds now---no problems at all.  She brings us so much love and joy every day!  
Thank you for sharing her with us :)
Ellie Jo is wonderful!!! We love her so so much. You cannot even begin to imagine the joy and happiness she has brought to our house. She is the sweetest, most loving puppy. She is my girl and never leaves my side. She's a little ball of energy and always so happy. Some day I will have to tell you the story about how we came to find you and her.

It's funny you would email me today. It's my birthday!  Ellie Jo has been the best gift for all of us. We love her!
Kristy - Wanted to let you know that Presley is doing very well. He's using the puppy pads. He's actually  adjusted to his new home very well. He will definitely rule the nest. His personality is ( I'm taking charge) . You haven given us two wonderful dogs.
Hi Kristy!
I hope you are doing well - It's been a long time since I sent you an update on Joey.....I thought about you today because a friend of ours picked up her new 11 week old Shih Tzu puppy yesterday and was quite disappointed with his breeder.  He came home with fleas and had worms and had to go straight to the vet and then straight to a bath........She also drove 4.5 hours one way to pick him up.  So I just wanted to tell you how we are still SO VERY appreciative for how you operate your business and that you have such an amazing set up for your "babies" and how much you care about them being clean and healthy.  We tell people about your business all the time and everyone is still so amazed at how beautiful and wonderful Joey is :)
Here's some recent pictures of the little guy.  He's about 5.5 lbs and just over 2 years old and if you remember his puppy parents are Caroline and Bentley - We looked back at pics you had of them on your website and it is amazing how he has her coat and absolutely has Bentley's sweet face :)
He LOVES warm laundry and is so excited when it comes out of the dryer - always climbs his puppy steps to get on the bed to "help" me fold it.  He is the sweetest thing and is so comforting to our daughter who has anxiety issues, he will come sit right beside her anytime she is worried like during a thunderstorm or whenever.  We all can not imagine life without the little guy.  
Thanks again for what you do!!
Kim, Rudy, Keri, Kamryn, and Prince "Joey"
Kristy - We will be buying our permanent home in a year...so keep us in mind for a retiree, we'll let you know and send you pictures...looking for a playmate to Abby...she's awesome, her personality is something else...she is awesome!!! We are sooooooo happy...she loves the golf cart rides and understands exactly what we are saying, so we now have to spell it!!! LOL!!!, its true she knows !!! She is our world!!! I can't thank you enough...she is amazing!!! Have a great evening, we ?? love you and our Abby -  Linda
I just wanted to give you an update about Phoebe.
She's doing great, she's really smart puppy, learns fast. We have no problem with potty training.
She sleeps all night like a baby. And she really likes the cat and it seems he accepted her completely. They play together all the time. With our other dog she's ok but our Dora is old and she doesn't play at all so I would say they like each other but they're not crazy about each other :). But with the cat ...... It's so funny.
Thank you Kristy for our beautiful puppy.
We just got back from the vet. She's healthy little puppy :). She got her vaccine and I microchipped her.
She is full of energy and I think she already feels like home. She goes potty outside, she loves to play with our cat :) and she's doing great with the car rides.  Eats well about 1/2 cup a day. She is our sweetheart:). Thank you Kristy for such a great puppy.

Hi Kristy!

We still love Chase! He is a great dog!  He's 8 months old now (from Macy's litter 12/31/2015). He has a sweet disposition -- can run with the kids, but is overall a calm dog. We haven't had him neutered yet, but will get to that in the next month or so. 

Thank you for letting us have this lovely dog. Everyone who spends time with him loves him and wants to take him home with them.


I just wanted to say thank you again for such a great puppy. Phoebe is soooo sweet, she's following me everywhere:). 
On the way home she was car sick and she threw up 2 times but then she fell asleep and and the rest of the time she was ok.
She spent the night in her cage. She didn't want to stay there at first and I needed to lay down on the floor next to her and I closed the cage after she fell asleep. And the cage was next to my bed. So she was fine for the night. She woke up at 6.30 and we took her to our bed in the morning. She was so happy. 
Thank you Kristy again. She's such a joy.
I'll be in touch with you and I'll let you know about the first vet's visit.
Abby just got her Florida cut...she had a bubble bath, massage and
grooming.  She is loving the life here in Florida and rules the roost!

Hope you are getting better every day!  We can't thank you enough for
Abby...she is soooo loved and spoiled. Oh, she has learned how to
drink bottled water from 'the bottle'...

We took her to the Town Square last night to see the
entertainment....however, she was the entertainment...you would have
thought she was movie star, everyone just loved her! And that's before
she got groomed...I can't take her now, I'd have to fight off the
people! Lol!!!

We absolutely love her...have I said that, lol...oh, and she went on
her first golf cart ride last night and LOVED it!!!

We are looking into Vets down here...checking out one today...but as
the groomer informed us, they ain't cheap ! She's worth every penny!

Take care, we'll keep in touch!! Abby sends her love!
Hi Kristy,
Prissy sends hugs and kisses, and hopes your feeling well.  Hope your surgery went well. When I got home from golf today Dan had her out of her kennel.  He had taken her out side for a walk.  This is the man that said it's your dog.  She has got a personality that I have never seen in a dog before.  She watches golf.  The other day she followed the golf ball right off the tv screen like it was coming into our den.
She has stolen our hearts.
Hi Kristy,
Just wanted to let you know how much I am enjoying the camera in the kennel.
You are a very attentive lady, and the puppies are so lucky to have you.
See you soon,
Kristy; Just wanted to tell u that my boyfriend came home and saw ZsaZsa for the first time. He loves her!! We have been together for 12 years and I had my cat for 16 and he never picked her up r rubbed her. He got down on the floor with ZsaZsa and had a ball playing with her. I have never seen him act this way about anything r anyone. I understand now why ur husband said not to bring another to the house. You can't help but to fall n love with them and quick. Thanks for being a breeder she is perfect.
Hello Kristy;
Hope things are well on your end. I just want to take some time and Thank You for nurturing us with Sparky. He is the best thing that has ever happened to me and my family. He is very playful, funny and joyful.  He has added a very unique spark to our lives and just cant go a day without him. He has very well adjusted with my family and also my friends now. His shots are all done and will be neutered soon. I feel blessed. Thank you, Vama
We took Joey to the groomer yesterday and when I picked him up she told me that a retired doctor in our area was there today with his Maltese and that he has always had Maltese dogs for years and he saw Joey and said "WHO is that beautiful Maltese? Where did he come from? He is a perfect Maltese!"  Pretty awesome compliment for ya!!
He is most amazing thing that happened in my life. Love him to clouds and moon. My family loves him too and most important he listens to me. I am going to visit vet sometime this week and I will let you know how it went. 
Hey Kristy - Joey wanted to say hello!  Here's a picture of him on the back porch - he loves it out there and just runs and runs and tickles us so much! He looks like he's at an agility contest the way he dashes through all the various obstacles on the porch in a figure 8!
He just had his first groomer visit and is all spruced up - We tried......but he was WAY too wiggly so until he gets older we'll be heading on over the this fabulous groomer we found!  He's doing so well - using the puppy pad great and doing great at night!  Well....I guess it helps that Keri is sleeping on the couch beside him and his little enclosed area! But for now its getting him into a great routine and everyone gets to sleep all night!  He's a tad bit spoilied.....we haven't left him alone yet but we started testing him out yesterday and pretended we left for 5 minutes.....He's got us all right where he wants us LOL!  
Everyone who has met him remarks how friendly and wonderful he is and I tell them he came from a wonderful breeder who gave him the best start in life!
Well just wanted to give you a little update - Take care!
Lilly is doing so well and has added so much joy to our life! She has quite the personality, we are always laughing at the things she does. She now knows how to sit, come and high five! So Smart! Hope all is well by you! Enjoy! Heather
Just a quick one to say how much we are enjoying Radar and how well he is doing with us. He was obviously sad and confused when we left you Monday, but now I think he's enjoying being with us. He and our Cat Zoe seem to like each other, and Radar has successfully made the acquaintance of most of the dogs on our little street. Our vet says he is perfect!

Thanks for all the wonderful things you did to make Radar the sweet little guy he is!
Hi Kristy,
We enjoyed meeting you today. Your home is lovely, your setup is so clean and professional, and your dogs are gorgeous and obviously well-cared for.  I will put the deposit in the mail tomorrow.  Please email me the paperwork to go over. 
Thanks so much, Sheryl
We went to the vet yesterday and Peppa is in tip top shape!  Everyone is in love with her and we couldn't be happier.  Thanks so much!!!

I just wanted to let you know that we had a great first day with Duncan!! He is the best puppy!! He has a great personality and is so sweet. He has been eating, drinking, playing and sleeping great. He is so comfortable here - you would never know it is his first day with us. He follows Taylor everywhere and she loves it!! He has not had any potty accidents today and he actually goes to the back door when he needs to potty, which is so impressive!

Anyway, just wanted to let you know that he is doing great and really seems to feel at home.

Thanks for everything!

Leila is doing well she sleeps for 8 hours a night and hasn't had an accident inside in almost a month. We are trying to train her to ring a bell when she has to potty but that is still a work in progress. She is great around people! But we are still working on socializing her with other dogs. She does fine with dogs her size but if a big dog barks at her she gets scared and runs away. She loves to play with her toys and she has the best personality! I attached a picture that i took of her last night after we experimented with bows. She is just perfect for us!
Thanks, Sarah 

First week went perfect and ZERO accidents. Had Abby's check-up Friday and all is well. Ordered her supplement Friday too!! We ?her!!! Thanks again

Hi Kristy just wanted  to let you know that Tahlula is doing very well she is eating like a little piglet and she loves to play. She is a tough little cookie she jumps on Henri and pulls his hair, he is so sweet with her. She is a perfect fit for our family we just love her to bits!! Thank you so much!


 Just wanted to give you an update on Bodie (the one who now runs the house).
 He is doing great; I will say that I am spending quite a bit of time outside "just in case" he decides that he needs to go to the bathroom.  Did not use the puppy pee pads as he just played with those.  Will say, though, that he is doing really well -- no accidents in five days!  Everyone says that he is the cutest puppy that they have ever see. I had totally forgotten how much work a new puppy is, but he is adorable and is definitely a snuggler (which, of course, I love).  Has taken to the crate and to the pen (ordered from the site you recommended) whenever he does have to be left.

I did want you to know how absolutely amazing Kenly has been. He is so loyal to me, follows be everywhere, sits in my lap all day at the office and loves kisses. He is so good with the kids and no potty problems. Its almost as if he was meant for us. He is so special. We especially love his rolling all over the floor. He loves showing off after poop pooping outside.

Kristy, have enjoyed seeing your beautiful photos on FB and wanted to send you a recent picture of my BeBe, who turned 5 this year (her birthday is May 22, 2007). She weighs just over 5lbs, and her groomer says she is the most beautiful Maltese she has ever seen!

She is the light of our lives and a perfect little princess and has absolutely no idea that she is a dog. ;) Thank you for giving us such a precious member of our family!


Kristy,  I wanted to thank you so much for our little ABBY.  She is an absolute joy and has help me so much to deal with the loss of MILLIE and especially my BEABOP.  Thank you from the bottom of my heart!  James
Hi, Kristy - well, it's official - see the attached that I copied from the UKC website just now (also included a link for you.) Savannah is tied for #1 Maltese in USA for United Kennel Club for 2011 - yeah! Jackie

2011 Top Ten Breed And Dog Standings
The current Top Ten Results By Breed, Organized Alphabetically

Posted JANUARY 31, 2011
for events through DECEMBER 31, 2011



01. CH Mayfield Savannah On My Mind

Jacqueline L Spencer


01. CH Rhapsody's Antonio

Sandra K Schmidt and Tonia Holibaugh


03. Shirlins Christian Love

Shirley White Dangerfield


Savannah was purchased from Petite Paws Maltese
I have been meaning to write for days.  We are having so much fun with Lucy!  She is the cutest little thing.  She has made us very popular, as our friends and family have been coming over a lot more often "to visit us".
We feel very blessed to have her as part of our family!  Thank you for your dedication to the breed.  She is a beautiful dog, and very true to the precious nature of the Maltese.
I hope you and your family are well.  
Take care,

Hey Kristy, thank you again for my little bundle of joy! i had named her Jada to begin with but after a week or so I decided that i liked the name Candace better and i think she does too! I call her candy for short. She was a little reserved and shy when i first brought her home but now shes wild an open. Her first vet appointment went great and they are informed on what to give her and not give her in future appointments. She is getting the hang of being potty trained but we're not quite there yet, haha. She loves to run and play with my dog Riley and she is also a big snuggler! 

We are all doing great; Candace says "Hi." talk to you again soon!

Hi, Kristy - little Savannah just celebrated her first birthday by completing her UKC Championship in 3 straight shows at the Courtland, VA, cluster this past weekend. She beat the boys and took Best of Breed each day. Got a photo taken and will send it to you digitally when I get it. She is just beautiful and such a little Diva! Jackie

By the way... Becca is an angel.  She has mastered going to the back door to be let out to potty.  She responds well when told "no."  She has also learned which toys are hers and which ones are not.  And, best of all, she is a great companion to Jacqueline!!  We couldn't be more pleased with her.  Becca is a wonderful addition to our family!!


Attached is the photo of Jacqueline and Becca.  I will send others as I take them if you'd like.  We have enjoyed Becca so much!!  She is smart and learning quickly.  She is so affectionate too which is a huge bonus.  And, she is doing great in her crate both day and night!!

Tucker is doing GREAT!!!  My girls are in love!!!!   He is so lovable and is getting all the attention.  Will send some pictures later of him with his new family.  He is currently laying beside me with his feet on my laptop while I type....  ;)  Love it!
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Lexi is the BIGGEST sweetie ever. She is perfect for my sister. She is teething though. I gave her dental chews and she loves those. We're really lucky for finding you. You have made this process so simple. She is a little rascal though we have been really busy staying on top of her.. I did get sick over the weekend so mike was on his own for a day. but he loves her. thank you so much for everything
Gracie(Bella) had a great trip to Winston Salem. She was loving it ,looking out the window until we got half way home,Siler City and then she finally went to sleep. She is eating well and made it in her kennel over night with out peeing. She really came alive yesterday-getting a piece of paper towel and flying thru the den with it-then getting john's tennis shoe--much bigger than she and dragging it across the floor. I washed and steam sanitized all previous toys and threw some away so she has a basket full and loves to go get all of them out. We have had tug of wars and most of the time she is asleep in one of our laps. She is going out to pee and poop---very good girl and she seems very happy and content. We were so excited the next morning after we got her--could not wait to go get her--it was like Christmas morning and we were going to open our present. I have an appointment with our vet for tomorrow morning and will let you know what she says. We weighed her when we got home( we forgot when we were at your home) she weighed 1 pound 8oz. The last thing my vet told me was not to get a 3 pound dog but I am going to tell her that this little dog deserved a good dog mama and I am a good mama. Thanks for everything --I have never seen a prettier kennel or a cleaner one. You do a good job.  We send our best--Nancy Lou 
Hi Kristy,

Took Matthew up to 2 United Kennel Club shows in MD just outside DC this weekend and he was Champion of Champions in the breed competition for his 3rd and 4th wins - he only needs one more to be a Grand Champion! 
He really showed beautifully - I was SO proud of him! 

Hi, Kristy - Matthew earned his "Grand Champion" title today - his 3rd win in a row and his 5th required win over 3 other Champions to earn this prestigious title in the United Kennel Club - it's the highest title they have!
- Jackie
 Hi Kristy!
Chloe is a dream dog!! I am so glad we ended up with her! The moment we got her home she fit right in. The dog and cat love her. All 3 of them roam around the house together jumping on one another and playing chase. Then when she's tired she'll find me and lay on my lap or next to me and fall asleep. She is about 50/50 on the piddle pad but I think just because it's a big house and she gets lost. I give her a few days on that. She's really smart. She has learned that if she's going to run fast she better not turn on the hard woods or she'll flip so she'll run to a carpet and then turn. So cute.
I put her in her crate around 9pm and she went right to bed. Around 2am I heard some moaning. I thought a kid was hurt. lol. but it was Chloe. So I went into mom mode and checked on her and made sure nothing was wrong. I took her on her piddle pad and she peed. I woke up Sascha. I said, this dog rocks! She did whine a little while after that but I tired not to give in and make a bad habit of responding to the whining. She feel asleep and woke up with Sascha this morning. I came out after and and said Chloeeeeeeeee and she did that floppy run and gave me tons of kisses. 
She really is the best dog for our house. Thank you soooooo much! I'll attach some random pics. Oh, I love the one you took. It's my wallpaper! 
Have a great weekend!
Today was Chloe's first hair cut. I attached a picture. She is still the best dog ever. She took maybe a week to potty train. Now she goes outdoors without any problems. She loves the kids. I actually took her to Julian's preschool today and 20 kids played with her. She licked them all and was just adorable. She loves the cat CC. I couldn't ask for a better puppy. I'll give you a call for summer boarding while we are in Disney as soon as I figure out dates. 


I am VERY excited!!! :) 

I have ALWAYS wanted a Maltese but I wanted to make sure I was at a point in life where I could take good care of her and get her from a good breeder that is kind and good to the puppies :) 
I've done my research and the way the dog is bred determines how anxious and skittish the puppy is when it grows up (from what I've read)
You were the 2nd person I had called that day. The first lady didn't sound pleasant at all.. I was quite concerned. She seemed rather snappy when I asked if her puppies had papers. "she doesn't have time to mess with the papers anymore"
So you were like a breath of fresh air compared to the other lady! 
I just knew after reading your site and talking with you that you were a good breeder and the ideal choice! :)
Hi Kristy! Just wanted to tell you how much I am enjoying my BeBe. She is
absolutely the sweetest thing, and my groomer says she is the most beautiful
Maltese she has ever seen! I am no longer working full-time, so we enjoy
lots of time together during the day, and she sleeps with me (on my pillow!)
at night. She has quite the life, but she deserves it.

The pictures of your new dogs on the website are so nice. I would love to
know if you ever decide to sell one that you aren't going to breed anymore.

Hope you and your family are doing well. Happy New Year!
Hi Kristy,
I was at my local PetSmart this evening picking up a sweater for Lola when
I ran into two of the world's cutest Maltese.  I went up to the couple to chat
with them about 16 week old Maltese.  I told them that I was getting a female
Maltese puppy next week and then we started talking about the Breeders.  They
mentioned that their puppies came from a Breeder in NC, near Raleigh and how
impressed they were with her set-up.  I was like my puppy is coming from near
Raleigh too.  After chatting with them some more, I found out those adorable
Maltese are ones that you bred!  Stewie and Stella say "Hi".  The couple went on
to tell me how thrilled they are with the pups, meanwhile the puppies where just
prancing around looking like they didn't have a care in the world!
 Stewie is very small and the couple said that he was suppose to be around
4.5 pounds full grown, so I asked if I could use him as a model to figure out
the size of the sweater to get Lola and they recommended I get a small vs. an
extra small.  After interacting with Stewie and Stella, I feel even more
confident in my decision to purchase a puppy from you.
It's such a small world! I never dreamt I would have run into two Petite
Paws Maltese at my local PetSmart!
See you next week!


beth hubbard

Monday December 24, 2012

henderson nc

Hi Kristy! Tinkerbell....which we changed to Boo the very next day we got her is WONDERFUL!!! We have had her for a little over a year and can not imagine life without her! Thanks for such a priceless gift!!! What can I do to help keep her eyes clean??? Any suggestions would be great. Thanks! Beth Hubbard


Monday December 24, 2012

Charlotte, NC

I LOOOOVE my puppy, Hershey. I just want to say thank you to Kristy for being such an awesome breeder. I took him to the vet for the first time yesterday and he received raved reviews. He is very health, took his puppy shots like a trouper and he is most handsome. I have had many people ask me where I purchased him and with pride I tell them Petite Paws, Kristy is the breeder. Thank you for providing this awesome guide to live by and the wealth of knowledge you shared with me. Thank you so much.