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About Anna

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 little faces.

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.

In Memoriam

This story, by an unknown author, is dedicated to the memory of my beloved angels. They will never be forgotten, and will always be in my heart. To Honey and Precious...you are truly angels now. Watch for me, and someday I'll meet you at --

"The Rainbow Bridge"

There is a bridge connecting Heaven and Earth. It is called the Rainbow Bridge because of its many colors. Just this side of the Rainbow Bridge, there is a land of meadows, hills, and valleys with lush, green grass. When a cherished dog passes away, they go to this place. There is always food, water, and sunshine, and everyone is warm and comfortable. All who have been ill and old are restored to health and vigor. Those who were hurt or maimed are made whole and strong again, just as we remember them in the days gone by. They play all day with each other.

There is only one small thing missing. Your dog is not with you, the special person who loved her on Earth, and had to be left behind.

So, she'll run and play until the day comes when she'll suddenly stop and look off into the distance. Her bright eyes will stare! Her nose will twitch! Her ears will go up! Her eager body will begin to quiver! Suddenly, she'll run from the group, flying over the grass, her legs carrying her faster and faster...

You have been spotted! And when you and your special friend meet, you'll cling together in joyous reunion. Your face will be kissed again and again and again; your hands will again caress the beloved head, and her tail will wag faster and harder than it ever has before! You'll gaze once more into the adoring eyes of your trusted dog, so long ago gone from your life, but never absent from your heart.

Then you'll cross the Rainbow Bridge together, never again to be separated...

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