SawStar's /Anna's Heavenly Maltese About Us/ Breeders

  A Little About Us / We are Hobby breeders

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 teacup Maltese. I
always dreamed of owning one. That day finally came in 1997. I bought my
first AKC Maltese in Santa Rosa, CA. Missy was my top dog and she let me know

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 a breeder of Maltese since 1997. We home-breed Maltese on a
small scale, making sure each puppy gets lots of love and attention they

Most of our Maltese puppies mature at 4 to 6 pounds; although on
occasion we do have smaller ones.

We breed according to the AKC Maltese 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.

About Anna

Annamaria Maratona

" Anna's Heavenly Maltese"

UPDATE 2016: This website is maintained in dedication to Annamaria Maratona.

After a long illness, God finally called her home.

Before she passed, Anna had asked that her website continue through her friendship with Stella Sawley of Saw Stars Maltese. Anna is no longer with us, but the site name of Anna's Heavenly Maltese, and Anna's dedication to providing AKC-registered, DNA-tested babydoll face Maltese puppies in Phoenix, Arizona, lives on through Stella.

Anna believed Maltese are the answer to your prayers, as they were to hers. A Maltese puppy is full of spirit, loving, intelligent, and playful. Their white coats are hypo-allergenic, they shed little to none, and their coats are as soft as angel's wings. God surely made this mystical little breed for comfort and love.

All of Anna's Angels featured on this website are Maltese from Stella's Saw Stars Maltese. Saw Stars Maltese only has a couple of litter per year, so please check out the beautiful Maltese featured on this site, and if you have questions or wish to find out when the next litter will be available, contact Stella directly at (480)294-2625, or email.

Message from Stella:

"Our Children of Angels"

We have extraordinarily nice baby doll face puppies, offering top show line A.K.C quality dogs. Our Maltese puppies are home-raised inside our home with lots of love, healthy and full of energy, ready for "YOU". We breed according to the AKC standards. Our sires & dams are all within the 4-6 lb. range, which produce gorgeous petite & compact puppies. Our passion for these wonderfully small, healthy, sweet-tempered companions with beautiful silky white hair, is beyond compare -- they are loved, cuddled, and spoiled.


For more information call/text us at 480-294-2625 or email me at:

Laura Walters