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  • We got Boone from MAESSR when he was 6 years old. He was not dog-friendly and not good with young children, which presented some problems for us.  However, he loved us unconditionally,and he deserved the same from us. We introduced him to swimming.  He was hesitant at first, but he quickly became a water dog.  He loved car rides and just being with his people. We lost Boone very suddenly and unexpectedly on Sept. 11,2018 due to a bleeding tumor in his spleen. It was one month shy of his 13th birthday. He was great up until that last morning.There is a huge hole in our hearts that will never be filled. Even if we get another dog, there will never be another Boone.
    Mary, NC

  • MAESSR is the best.  Debbie, VA                    
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Interviewing, OR forms & General Info.

OR Evaluation Guide                                      - Owner relinquishment evaluation guide

Owner Release Form                                      - This form must be signed by a relinquishing owner

 Foster Contract                                               - Contract between MAESSR and Foster Care Providers

First Steps in Fostering                                    - What to do when a dog first comes into a foster home

Interviewing Procedure  
                                   - MAESSR Policies and Procedures for Interviewing Applicants

Telephone Interview Questionaire                       - MAESSR Procedures for Telephone Interviews

Vet Reference Form                                         - Veterinarian Reference Form

Personal Reference Form                                 - Personal Reference Form for perspective adopter with no vet.

Post Adoption Interview Instructions                   - Post adoption interviewing procedures

Post Adoption Interview                                     - Form for post adoption interviews. Click here for the DOC version.
Talking Points for MAESSR Volunteers            - Information about MAESSR and answers to questions, on adoption and etc.