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UPCOMING EVENTS – save the dates!


  • Sunday, May 6th from 11 am to 4 pm: Suffolk Humane Society Mutt Strut - Bennett’s Creek Park - Hampton Roads, VA.   Please email Paige Martin at if you can help for any/all of the event including set up and take down.
  • Sunday, May 20th from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm: Wimmer Wag Fest  - 3247 Wimmer Road Suite B - Bethlehem, PA. If you are able to help out for any/all of this event, please email Candi Lynn at


  • Sunday, June 3rd from 11 am to 4 pm:  Paw Prints on the Canal – Canal Street Park – Northampton, PA.  If you are able to help out for any/all of this event, please email Candi Lynn at


  • Saturday, September 29th - The 6th Annual MAESSR golf tournament at the beautiful Kiskiack Golf Course, near Williamsburg, VA. This Captain’s Choice tournament will commence with registration at 8 am and a shotgun start at 9 am. The entry fee, which is $300 per team and $75 for individuals, includes green fees, cart, practice balls, and a delicious lunch. There will be raffles, free range balls, and other prizes.




  • Saturday, May 5th:  MAESSR NJ/PA picnic at a new location - Mercer County Park – West Picnic Area – West Windsor, NJ.  If you can help in any way either in planning or organizing on the day of, please email Christine Lee    For more details, go to  REGISTRATION DEADLINE is APRIL 27th! 
  • Saturday, June 9th:  Jarrettsville, MD.  If you can help in any way either in planning or organizing on the day of, please email Tiffaney Williams at
  • ​Saturday, September 15th:  Reedville, VA.  If you can help in any way either in planning or organizing on the day of, please email Deb Sell-Pugh at



We have six senior/special needs dogs “on hold.” Check out their stories on our website. 

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


  • specializes in stuff that’s all about dogs! Gifts and items for dog lovers and owners are specialties. If you love sharing your love of dogs with the world, chances are they have the product you’re looking for. You’ll find apparel and accessories for the home as well as stationery items and toys that are great as gifts for dogs and humans alike. Every dog needs everyday items, so they carry a selection of dog supplies and accessories to keep your pooch healthy and happy.  Dogstuff isn’t just focused on providing you and yours with presents and gift ideas for dog lovers. They are also dedicated to helping dogs in need. They’re proud to donate a portion of every purchase made on their site to dog rescue charities regionally and nationwide. When you shop at Dogstuff, you’re not just treating yourself, you’re helping a dog looking for a loving home!  Shop at today for yourself or for dog lover gifts for friends and loved ones, and they’ll ship any order of $59 or more for free!
  • Don’t throw out those empty printer ink cartridges - MAESSR can use them to earn some cash!  You can mail them to MAESSR – PO Box 807 - Goochland, VA 23063 or save some postage and bring them along to a MAESSR Springerfest!
  • 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. 
  • This past week iGive sent a check to MAESSR for $27.30.  We have 173 folks signed up, but only 5 of us have the iGive button on our toolbars.  To download the button, go to iGive for directions.  Keep on shopping!


  • Doctor Dunbar’s Good Little Dog Book (144 pages) by Dr. Ian Dunbar.  This little book is intended primarily as a brief but comprehensive guide to puppy training. Consequently, it contains hints for socialization, temperament training and behavior modification as well as tips for teaching basic manners. Dr. Dunbar's lure/reward training techniques are certainly not limited to puppies. On the contrary, they have become the method of choice for instructing good-natured, but otherwise uneducated adult dogs.  Dr. Dunbar's training techniques are altogether quicker, easier, gentler, more effective, and certainly considerably more enjoyable for you and your dog. And so without further ado, turn to the Good Manners section and begin training your puppy dog right away. Lure/reward training techniques work like a treat!
  • The Power of Positive Dog Training (288 pages) by Pat Miller, CPDT, CDBC.  A renowned dog trainer gives you the positive training tools you need to share a lifetime of fun, companionship, and respect with your dog. Plus, you'll get: information on the importance of observing, understanding, and reacting appropriately to your dog's body language; instructions on how to phase out the use of a clicker and treats to introduce more advanced training concepts; a diary to track progress; suggestions for treats your dog will respond to; and a glossary of training terms. The Power of Positive Dog Training demonstrates how you can train your dog, have fun, and build a lasting relationship at the same time. Walk away from punishment-based training methods and learn how you can reward your dog to obtain and reinforce the behaviors you could only dream about achieving. Donated by Debbie Radanovic + Fran Fisher.


**Check out Mid-Atlantic English Springer Spaniel Rescue Library’s Facebook page.  There are Facebook links for many of our authors under “Pages liked by this Page” plus you can access the library on the “Learn More” button.

**The MAESSR training library has over 150 titles of DVDs, CDs, and books, both non-fiction and fiction, to lend out.  You can borrow books and other training material directly from the MAESSR Library on our 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.

**The Training Library has a WISH LIST of books and DVDs on  Find it at  You can purchase a book (new or used) off the list, and it will be shipped directly to the library.  Pretty quick and easy way to help out MAESSR!




  • MAESSR’s address is changing:  P.O. Box 807 – Goochland, VA 23063. 


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


  • IF YOU SEE A SPRINGER NEEDING RESCUE:  For a springer being rehomed in an ad on social media or in a newspaper, please email   For a springer in a shelter, please email  In your email include contact information such as links to the online post, shelter name, state, and phone number.


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
  • 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 17 dogs in our care this week.   There are 4 permanent fosters.  One dog is pending a foster home. 


Moving into Foster Homes were:  Philly to Debbie Lipcsey

Springing into Furever Homes were:   None.


Submitted by MAESSR volunteer Cathy Moyer

Thanks to all those who helped with submissions/information.