Havamalt Puppies for Sale in Florida, FL

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Havamalt Characteristics

The Havamalt is a friendly, adorable hybrid mix between a Havanese and a Maltese. Loyal, caring, and intelligent, the Havamalt will respond best to obedience training and socialization early in life. However, once trained, these little dogs maintain the best characteristics from each parent and make a fantastic companion dog for an adaptable lifestyle.  

Fast Facts

  • Energy Moderate
  • Size Small
  • Trainability Accommodating

Standing between 8-12 inches tall and weighing anywhere between 5-15 pounds, the Havamalt is the perfect travel-sized companion. This is a good thing because these dogs suffer from a bit of separation anxiety and love spending as much time with their people as possible. Obedience training is important to ensure good behavior while you're apart from your Havamalt.
 
These cheerful little pups get along with family members, children, and other pets, but it is important to keep an eye on them when outside. Just like other tiny dogs, they sometimes think they can take on the big guys and may pick a fight with larger dogs. Just be sure to keep an eye on them when they’re playing with other pets.
 
These dogs are considered hypoallergenic, similar to a poodle or poodle mix. However, it is still important to have them groomed regularly. Frequent brushing will also ensure their coats stay free of knots.
 
Havamalts are wonderful with other pets, children, and friends and strangers alike. People love to pet them, and they love to be pet and to snuggle with their owners! They’re a perfect and adaptable companion. 
 

How dog-friendly is Florida?

The Sunshine State has obvious benefits for dog-lovers and their doggie companions – including great weather, beaches, and parks. But you’ll find some differences across various cities, and a few areas where we’d like to see Florida to improve as a whole. 


Safewise and Pawsafe are trusted sources for tracking animal safety. So how to they rate Florida? Safewise ranked Florida as an outstanding fifth most pet-friendly state in the country. Unfortunately, Pawsafe doesn’t agree, ranking Florida at 39th. Room for improvement, but still a great place to enjoy with your pets.


With over 663 miles of shoreline, Florida offers plenty of pet-friendly beaches for you and your dog to enjoy together. Fort De Soto Park was ranked the most pet-friendly attraction in Florida by GoPetFriendly.


39.8% of Florida households own a dog, which is right around the national average for dog ownership by state. Florida has also enacted numerous animal welfare laws to protect pets. Pawsafe ranks Florida 10th in terms of the quality of its animal cruelty laws. The majority of these laws are related to abuse, neglect, fighting, or pet care standards. 


Florida’s best cities for pups

WalletHub released a list of the 100 best cities for our furry friends, and six of the country’s most pet-friendly cities are located in Florida! Tampa and Orlando took the lead in Florida’s cities, ranking second and third overall. 

Tampa

A Trust for Public Land (TPL) study shows that Tampa has the fifth-highest number of dog parks per capita, with four dog parks per 100,000 residents. The city also has the 18th-highest number of dog-friendly restaurants, with 238. And, 65 out of every 10,000 establishments is pet-related. The city ranks in the top 35 for walkability.


St. Petersburg

St. Petersburg is also a great place for pets. SmartAsset ranks it as the seventh most pet-friendly city in the country. Like Tampa, the city ranks in the top 20 dog parks per capita, with 2.3 parks for every 100,000 residents. 


St. Petersburg also has the third most pet businesses per capita. The city has a high concentration of pet stores and veterinary offices, with more than 85 of every 10,000 establishments being for pets. This is the sixth-highest among all U.S. cities.


Fun Fact: Miami, Tampa, and Orlando are tied for the most veterinarians per capita. 

Animal welfare & dog shelters in Florida

Yes, we do see a few areas where the state can improve. Of the 283,942 dogs and cats that entered Florida shelters in 2020, only 82.65% were saved. The nationally recognized benchmark for a “no-kill” state is a 90% save rate. We hope Florida can keep working toward a higher save rate, and more happy puppies finding a forever home.

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