Hi Bia -welcome to Spoiled Maltese. Thank you so very much for rescuing Maddie. You are probably right about where she came from. She might be a mix or might just be a poorly bred Maltese from a greeder (so sad and maddening that she went through a couple of litters) but she sounds like a true gem.She's really lucky to have a vet tech as a mom. BTW my friend's husband is a vet in Santa Rosa. Can you share some photos of Maddie? Can't wait to see her.