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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!!
  • Marie, PA
  • 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.
  • Carrie, VA

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    WEEKLY UPDATE 3-26-17

    UPCOMING 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
    • Sunday, May 7th from noon to 5 pm:  Heroes Helping Heroes at Macungie Memorial Park - 50 Poplar Street - Macungie, PA 18062.  If you are available to help, please contact Candi Lynn at
    • Saturday, May 20th (raindate 5/27) from noon to 4 pm:  Paws for A Cause at Meuser Park - Route 248 & Northampton Street - Easton, PA.  If you are available to help, please contact Candi Lynn at
    • Sunday, May 21st from 11 am to 4 pm:  Wimmer Wag Fest at Animal Therapy Center - 3247B Wimmer Road - Bethlehem, PA 18020. If you are available to help, please contact Candi Lynn at

    • Sunday, July 9th thru Saturday, July 15th:  The ESSFTA National Specialty at the Purina Farms Event Center - 200 Checkerboard Loop - Gray Summit, MO.  MAESSR will again be at the national specialty and will help to host the Paws Across America cocktail party and charity auction. All proceeds are being shared by the springer rescue groups attending. Why not come and see a great show and help MAESSR at our booth and at the Charity Auction!



    • 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.  Find the flyer at:



    CASTRO (offered – paws crossed everyone!), SADIE 17, RILEY 12, and now honorary springer BLANCHE are looking for their forever homes. Go to 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


    • iGive is a MAESSR affiliate which is an automatic donation when shopping at +1500 stores.  Register at under Donations category and choose Affiliates on the pull down menu.  iGive is at the top.  Simply fill out the form and download the application.  You can install the iGive button on your toolbar and when you go to eligible sites, a pop-up will appear to ask you if you wish to donate.
    • Check out - Place your first order and 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. 
    • Marketplace is open 24/7 for purchases. Shop for great deals which help MAESSR care for its many rescues.  Click the Shop Now button on our FB Page or go to and click on Marketplace under Categories. Check out three pages in our Almost Gone/Bargain sections and one page of Clearance items.  Don’t forget to purchase a 2017 calendar.  Rumor has it that they have been drastically reduced!


    • The Dog Cancer Survival Guide (496 pages) by Dr. Demian Dressler, DVM.   If your dog has cancer, you need this book.  No matter what you’ve heard, there are always steps you can take to help your dog fight (and even beat) cancer.  This scientifically researched guide is your complete reference for practical, evidence-based strategies that can optimize the life quality and longevity for your dog. No matter what diagnosis or stage of cancer your dog has, this book is packed with precious advice that can help now.   Discover the Full Spectrum approach to dog cancer care:  everything you need to know about conventional western veterinary treatments (surgery, chemotherapy and radiation) including how to reduce their side effects; the most effective non-conventional options, including botanical nutraceuticals, supplements, nutrition, and mind-body medicine; and how to analyze the options and develop a specific plan for your own dog based on your dog’s type of cancer, your dog’s age, your financial and time budget, your personality, and many other personal factors.  Imagine looking back at this time in your life, five years from now, and having not a single regret. You can help your dog fight cancer and you can honor your dog’s life by living each moment to the fullest, starting now. This book can help you as it has helped thousands of other dog lovers.  Donated by Dee Piccinini.
    • The English Springer Spaniel (207 pages) by Tammy Gagne and Wayne Hunthausen, DVM.  Discover a whole new world of dogs with these revolutionary, breed-specific guides accompanied by a free DVD. The English Springer Spaniel is a resilient and energetic dog whose ultimate goal is to spread happiness to those closest to home. Written by an expert, this book features an extensive grooming chapter to help pet parents properly maintain the distinct coat of these elegant and lovable dogs. It also contains many great suggestions for making the most of leisure time with your four-legged friend.  Donated by Jean Bryant.

    The Training Library now has a WISH LIST on!   If you would like to purchase a book for the library, search for 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!

    The 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 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 internationally.


    • 3/9 - Richard and Joyce Walker’s Heidi (Class of 2011) crossed over to join their other rescues, Mack and Chessie plus their other dogs throughout the years.  Heidi was 15, and old age had caught up with her so the decision was made to let her go. They miss her terribly, but she is in a warm, better place. Heidi was the Walker’s third senior rescue from MAESSR, and they want to thank MAESSR for all that is done for the Seniors.
    • 3/18  - Veronica Broomell reported with great sadness and a heavy heart that her dear sweet Sofi (Class of 2014) went to Rainbow Bridge just shy of her 16th birthday. She was Veronica’s first foster, first rescue, and the greatest gift. Sofi was rescued when she was 13 so they had only three short years together, but they were wonderful.




    If you have a pet in need of prayers please contact Linda Shope at  or Linda Johnston at springerlove@comcast.netWe would be happy to add your pets name to the pet ministry prayer list.


    If you want to share photos of your dog on 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: 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!


    We have 31 dogs in our care this week.   There are 6 permanent fosters.  Two dogs are pending a foster home. 

    Moving into Foster Homes were:    None.

    Springing into Furever Homes were:  Harley 15 to Bobyak

                                                                Sam 16 to Law

                                                                Manni and Amelia to Wooton

                                                                Ferdinand to Ross



    Submitted by MAESSR volunteer Cathy Moyer

    with thanks to all those who helped with submissions/information