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Adopted Murdock in December 2006 when he was 10 Mos old. He has been the best boy ever! We just learned he has Lymphoma & are devasted. I can't imagine life without him & am hoping he responds well to treatment and lives many more months!!
I lost my best friend, Evie, a year ago September. I adopted her in 2006, she was 2 years old. That sweet girl was the love of my life and I miss her dearly. Thank you MAESSR for bringing that beautiful dog into my life.
IS SPAY AND NEUTER MONTH.
EVENTS – save the dates!
- Saturday, April 15th from 9
am to 2 pm: Springer Easter Event at Redner’s
Warehouse Markets - 101 Held Drive - Northampton, PA 18067. If you are available to help, please contact
Candi Lynn at email@example.com.
- Sunday, May
7th from noon to 5 pm: Heroes Helping Heroes at Macungie
Memorial Park - 50 Poplar Street
PA 18062. If
you are available to help, please contact Candi Lynn at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Saturday, May 6th: The Langhorne picnic is moving to Turkey
Swamp Park in Freehold NJ. The park is 20 miles off of 295 which runs
up the NJ side of the Delaware River.
There is a campground there.
Details to follow.
June 3rd - Picnic hosted by Deb Sell-Pugh at 2783 Fleeton Road, Reedville,
VA 22539. Mark the date on your calendar and watch for details to come.
CASTRO, SADIE 17 (both offered – paws crossed
everyone!), and now RILEY 12 are looking for their
forever homes. Go to MAESSR.org to read their stories and check out their
web pages for a complete description. Check
out the other seniors/special needs dogs “on hold” while you are there. Please consider making one of these deserving
dogs the newest member of your family…..
Dogs over 9 years old are considered senior dogs,
although a great number of them still have more energy than their owners. It
all depends on the dog, some may have slowed down, even gotten a little gray in
their beautiful coat or have some minor health issues requiring daily
medication. However, they still have a
lot of love and kisses to give a loving family. The big benefit to a
"senior" dog is they are already trained, have good house manners and
life experience. Special needs dogs
may require a special home, such as few or no stairs, no children and etc. Some
of these may be shy or unsocialized dogs who have grown enough to move with a
medical issue that needs to be controlled on a daily basis, which does not
prevent the dog from living a normal active life. Take a few minutes to look over these seasoned
dogs that still have much love to give. If
interested, contact Candi Lynn at email@example.com.
- iGive is a MAESSR affiliate which is an
automatic donation when shopping at +1500 stores. Register at MAESSR.org under Donations
category and choose Affiliates on the pull down menu. iGive is at the top. Simply fill out the form and download the
- Check out chewy.com. Place your first order and chewy.com will proudly
donate $20 to MAESSR! There is a huge selection of pet food (including 5-star
dog foods), treats, and supplies delivered straight to your door! They sell over 300 brands of pure pet love,
have 24/7 customer service, free shipping on orders over $49, and are cheaper
than your local store. Sign up for
automatic shipment of dog food or other supplies right to your door on the
schedule you choose. No more lugging big
bags of dog food from your car to the house.
The Modern Dog: How Dogs Have
Changed People and Society and Improved Our Lives (288 pages)is a look at our
coevolution, interpreting both canine and human points of view, by Dr. Stanley
Coren, the most consistently popular author of dog books ever. A fascinating treasure trove of information gleaned
from science, folklore, religious writing, tradition, and politics, The
Modern Dog explores not only how dogs behave but also how we share our
lives with our dogs.
Donated by Phyllis Chan.
for Spot: Be the Advocate Your Dog Needs
to Live a Happy, Health, Longer Life
(400 pages) was a labor of love for Dr. Nancy Kay, fueled by her passion to
teach people how to be effective medical advocates for their four-legged best
friends. Gone are the days of simply following doc’s orders-today’s dog lovers
are confronted with health-care decision-making on many levels. Perhaps you’ve
struggled with these questions, you’ve come to just the right place! Dr. Kay
and Speaking for Spot will help you answer all of these questions and many
more. With warmth, candor, and humor cultivated over 20-plus years of working
with dogs and their human companions Dr. Kay provides an insider’s guide to
navigating the potentially overwhelming, confusing, and expensive world of
veterinary medicine. The result is everything you need to know in one fabulous,
fully illustrated book. Speaking for Spot is the consummate guide on how to be
your best friend’s medical advocate. Donated
by Charles Vandegrift.
- How do I find a vet that feels just right for me and my
- How will I be able to afford my dog’s health care? Is
pet insurance the way to go?
- Does my dog truly need all those vaccines listed on the
- What are the important questions I should be asking my
- Are there other options I should be considering?
- When is it appropriate to get a second opinion? Where
should I go to get one and how can I avoid offending my vet?
- Should I take my dog to see a specialist?
- Should I consider treating my dog’s cancer?
- Am I doing the right thing? Am I doing this for him or
- Is my dog ready to say goodbye? Am I ready to let him
go? What are my choices when it comes to the euthanasia process?
Library now has a WISH LIST on Amazon.com!
If you would like to purchase a book for the library, search for firstname.lastname@example.org Wish List on Amazon to view the list of
books and DVDs we would like to add to our library. You can purchase a book off the list, and it
will be shipped directly to the library.
Pretty quick and easy way to help out MAESSR!
MAESSR library has over 150 DVDs and books, both non-fiction and fiction, to
lend out. You can borrow books and other training
material directly from the MAESSR Library on the group’s website by simply
adding the books/DVDs you wish to borrow to the shopping cart and checking out.
You will not be charged for this process. Or you can send an email with your
name, address and material you wish to borrow to email@example.com. The material will be mailed to you and be
due back within three weeks; you are responsible for return postage. Unfortunately we can no longer mail materials
If you have a pet in need of prayers please contact Linda
Shope at firstname.lastname@example.org
or Linda Johnston at email@example.com. They would be happy to add your pets name to the pet
ministry prayer list.
RAINBOW BRIDGE CROSSINGS
None reported – WOO-HOO!
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PICTURES---PICTURES---PICTURES ☺ ☺ ☺
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our social media send:
As a reminder, when you send your notes about events or
requests for help to the website or Facebook, please cc: firstname.lastname@example.org.
This will help ensure that all events are mentioned periodically in the Weekly
Update and equal attention is given to all.
Mistakes happen! Corrections or
omissions to the Weekly Update can also be sent to this address. Also, if you have a favorite resource to help
MAESSR earn some extra cash or goods for our four-legged charges that hasn’t
been mentioned, please let me know so it can be highlighted, too. Thanks!
WEEK IN MAESSRLAND
We have 30 dogs
in our care this week. There are 6 permanent fosters. Two
dogs are pending a foster home.
into Foster Homes were: Toby 14 to Debbie Lipcsey
into Furever Homes were:
Truvy to Kowlsen
Moose 4 to Bradshaw
Copper 3 to Peeler
Submitted by MAESSR volunteer Cathy Moyer
with thanks to all those who helped with submissions/information