Hello! My name is Stella Sawley. I was raised on a ten-acre ranch in Covelo,

California. We raised many different kinds of farm animals, and, of course, we

always had cats and dogs. Growing up on a farm my brothers and I had many

different chores to do. I learned to respect nature and appreciate all of the

animals that we owned & raised. We had a lot of responsibilities caring for our


Growing up, I always loved the beautiful, silky, elegant look of the Maltese. I

always dreamed of owning one. That day finally came in 1997. I bought my

first Maltese in Santa Rosa, CA. Missy was my top dog and she let me know

it! She came from a litter of four and she was the smallest cutest big eyed

puppy you ever saw. I just had to have her! We had some friends that

encouraged us to show Missy and ever since then we have had the love for the


Stella means star, and then I took the first three letters of Sawley and

combined the two that’s how I came up with the name Sawstar’s Maltese for

my kennel name.

We have been breeding Maltese since 1997. We home-breed Maltese on a

small scale, making sure each puppy gets lots of love and attention they

deserve. Most of our Maltese puppies mature at 4 to 6 pounds; although on

occasion we do have smaller ones.

We breed according to the A.K.C standards and when we have an

extraordinarily nice pup we have on occasion kept them for ourselves.

Our puppies are well socialized and loved inside our home as part of our

Family. I sometimes like to have fun with them dressing them up in clothing

and taking their picture as you will see in my photo gallery of my pictures I

had taken.

You can be reassured that you are purchasing into top quality healthy happy

loving puppies with an out going personality. There are no shy puppies here!

Our puppies are truly loved with no health issues and we do not inbreed.

We invite you to come by our home and meet our little puppies, their parents

and to see just how they are being raised in a fresh smelling clean home

environment without being caged, to insure the well being and happiness.

Our puppies are not limited to looks and quality that the dog is, but genetics

and health are high priorities in our program.

We try very hard to place our puppies in good loving homes. We do not sell to

commercial breeders, pet stores for resale, large kennels, or any other

environment were they won’t get the love and attention they deserve.

Each puppy will have a complete care package, vet checked, dew claw’s

removed , up to date vaccinations and ed-wormed.

You will have 24/7 of my support.

Thank you again for taking the time to browse through my website.

If you have any questions or concerns about our puppies please feel free to 

 call /text: (480)294-2625



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