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  •  Three years ago, we made the best decision in deciding to adopt another ESS.  Zoey then came to us and is the BEST dog ever.  She is not only beautiful but so well behaved and is loved by everyone. We can't thank MAESSR and Debbie enough for giving us Zoey.                                                                                                                                                                                                  Judy Minnick, NJ              

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MAESSR - P.O. Box 807 – Goochland, VA 23063



UPCOMING EVENTS – save the dates!


  • THIS WEEK!  Saturday, October 19th and Sunday, October 20th from 9 am to 4 pm.  CHATSWORTH CRANBERRY FESTIVAL – downtown CHATSWORTH, NJ.  This is a very large festival and according to their website over 160 arts and craft vendors, antique vendors, food vendors, an antique car show and live music are expected this year.  If you are able to help out, even for a few hours, at any of these events please email Christine Lee & Jim Vezina  at        

  • Saturday, October 26th from 9 am to 2 pm: REDNER'S WAREHOUSE MARKET - 101 Held Drive - NORTHAMPTON, PA.  If you are available to help for this event, please email Candi Lynn at

  • NEXT WEEK!  Sunday, October 20th from noon to 4 pm:  10th anniversary of CENTRAL PA PETS EXPO at the Blair County Convention Center, ALTOONA, PA.  For questions, contact Cathy Moyer at





CRISPIN and BASIL are available!  For more info on Crispin, go to; for Basil, go to  Please take a few minutes to read through the stories of our Senior/Special Needs dog(s) “on hold.” Find out more at


Our new program, SENIORS FOR SENIORS, charges a $75 adoption fee for adopters aged 60 and older who adopt dogs nine years old and older or special needs dogs.  If interested in one of our senior/special needs dogs, contact Candi Lynn at



  • Sign up for Amazon Smile, and a portion of your purchase of eligible products to MAESSR will be donated by the Amazon Smile Foundation.  You’ll find it at  Once you’ve registered and go on the Amazon site, you should be asked if you want to go to Smile.  If you are not asked, make sure that you type in the address to be taken there.  Eligible products will be labeled as such on the website.   We were notified that Amazon Smile activity has earned us $210.45 donation for this quarter Keep on shopping, MAESSRland!

  • is another MAESSR affiliate whose mission is to bring humane, understandable and scientifically sound information to people who enrich their lives by working with, playing with and loving dogs.  Many of the books, including the pamphlets, in the MAESSR library can be found at  You can support MAESSR and get great training advice by shopping.   They also sell toys and other products.   Look for the $5 books on sale while you are there!

  • The Marketplace is open 24/7 for purchases.  Watch for the MARKETPLACE RELAUNCH on October 1st now that it is totally reorganized!   Click the Shop Now button on our Facebook page or go to and click on Marketplace under Categories. We’ve got cool toys for man’s best friend and companion.  Check out our Almost Gone/Bargain sections and Clearance items as well as our New items.  New products are adorable and 2020 CALENDARS are available!  Go to to order.  We have a new shipping company which comes with technical support, make shipping a breeze.



  • THE BREEDER'S GUIDE TO RAISING SUPERSTAR DOGS (160 pages) by Jerry Hope, CDBC, is more than just a book for breeders; this book covers many topics every dog owner needs to know. From covering the critical periods to handling novel stimuli. Additionally, the book informs potential puppy buyers what a breeder should be doing to prepare pups for a productive life with their new family.

  • WHEN YOUR PET DIES:  HOW TO COPE WITH YOUR FEELINGS (222 pages) by Jamie Quackenbush and Denise Graveline.  The nation’s first full time pet bereavement counselor and the editor of “Pet Care Report” examine the emotions experienced by individuals and families who lose their pets.  Donated by Phyllis Chan.

**The MAESSR library has over 150 titles of DVDs, CDs, and books, both non-fiction and fiction, to lend out.  You can borrow items directly from the Library on the group’s website by simply adding them to the shopping cart and checking out 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 is due back in three weeks; you are responsible for return postage.  Unfortunately we can no longer mail materials internationally. 

**To find the Training Library’s Amazon Wish List of books and DVDs go to  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 as well as educate adopters!

**Check out MAESSR Library’s Facebook page. You will find Facebook links for many of our authors under “Pages liked by this Page” plus you can also access the library on the “Learn More” button.



  • 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:


  • RAINBOW BRIDGE CROSSINGS are noted on a monthly basis.  If you would like your MAESSR dog included, please send your name, dog’s MAESSR name if different than adoptive name, and year of adoption to Feel free to include who fostered your dog.

  • 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 in the Weekly Update and attention is given to all. 

  • Mistakes happen!  Corrections or omissions to the Weekly Update can also be sent to


We have 26 dogs in our care this week.  There are 3 permanent fosters.  Two dogs are pending a foster home. 


Moving into Foster Homes were:  Moose 5 to Debbie Lipcsey

Springing into Furever Homes were:   Winnie 3 to Dillmore  ~  Woo-Woo!


Submitted by MAESSR volunteer Cathy Moyer

with thanks to all those who helped with submissions/information.