UPDATE 2016: After a long illness, Anna has passed on. This page is dedicated to her memory. Please contact Stella at (480)294-2625, through email at SawStars Maltese Contact or visit her Saw Stars website for assistance with purchasing a wonderful babydoll-face Maltese puppy when she has litters available.
Read below to learn a little more about the beautiful soul of the founder of this website, Anna. Also included is the story of "The Rainbow Bridge," a touching story about a pet owner saying goodbye to a faithful four-legged friend. For sure, Anna has joined her beloved Maltese across The Rainbow Bridge, and with arms full of silky white fur and black eyes and noses,is getting her cheeks licked with love right now.
My name is Annamaria Maratona. I live in Phoenix, Arizona part of the year and in San Diego, California part of the year. I have been breeding Maltese puppies for many years, well over two decades now.
I love bamboo; I decorate with it, it's on my business cards, and of course, my website.
Unfortunately, due to an accident, I am disabled. Fortunately, though, I am able to spend all my time with my angels -- my Maltese.
They are my friends and companions, my babies, my life. Before my accident, I lost my best friend -- my Dad. My mother was diagnosed with Alzheimer's....
and then after my accident I lost my baby Toy Poodle that I had for over 16 years.
When she died in my arms, I felt so empty. I prayed, and God sent me an angel in my little Maltese
"Honey". She licked all my tears away and I have not been lonely since.
Maltese are covered in long, silky hair -- just like angel's wings. They are so easy to please and so very
smart. They have so much love to give! They are very sensitive to your emotions. When you're sad,
they know it, and it seems as if they hurt with you. They are there to comfort you when you need it,
make you laugh at all their playful antics, and make you smile just by looking at you with their intelligent
My angels are raised in immaculate conditions.
My nursery is comfy and beautiful! All my Maltese puppies are born in a bamboo and wicker canopy bed that was my bedroom set
from Thailand. Now it is the babies' nursery. They have a wonderful
veterinarian that gives all my angels and their newborn pups the very best in the way of well puppy check-ups
and care as my babies grow. I spend a lot of time playing with and loving my babies so that when they come
home to live with you, they give you unconditional love. I am very protective of my kids. I try to match them
according to your personality and theirs.
All of my babies sleep with me at night; they don't know what a kennel is and never will! I will not sell to kennels
or pet stores.
I start beginning potty training and vaccinations at 6 weeks. Potty training is done both inside to puppy pads, and
outside, so your little angel will be well on his or her way to being housebroken, regardless of inside or outside
restrictions you might have in your living environment. Puppies are given a nutritional diet supplement regimen of Puppy Bee Pollen,
Shark's Liver Oil, and Nutri-cal to give them a head start on good health. All of my parent angels are AKC registered and have been DNA tested,
which establishes their purebred heritage and ancestry so you can be sure you're getting a pure Maltese not mixed with any other
breed. I only breed and raise Maltese -- no other breed of dog -- and I only breed with Maltese that I have pre-qualified as acceptable,
nor do I over-breed my girls. Anna's Heavenly Maltese is not a puppy mill!
I work very hard to produce a special baby for you to love. I have never lost a litter, as I devote a lot of time and considerable
expense to keeping all my Maltese healthy, giving each puppy born a great start on a long life. Please enjoy my site! God Bless.