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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!


If you are available to help for any of these events, please email Candi Lynn at

  • Saturday, August 17th from 10 am to 4 pm: WOOFSTOCK – 640 Dixon Street - ALLENTOWN, PA.

  • Saturday, October 5th from 10 am to 3 pm: BARKTOBERFEST – Macungie Memorial Park – 50 Poplar Street – MACUNGIE, PA. 

  • Saturday, October 26th from 9 am to 2 pm: REDNER'S WAREHOUSE MARKET - 101 Held Drive - NORTHAMPTON, PA


Sunday, October 20th from noon to 4 pm:  10th anniversary of CENTRAL PA PETS EXPO at the Blair County Convention Center, ALTOONA, PA.  If you are available to help, please email Cathy Moyer at




Paws crossed as BRUNO 3 have been offered! For info on Bruno, go to  Please take a few minutes to read through the stories of our other Senior/Special Needs dogs “on hold.” Find out more at


PLEASE NOTE CHANGE IN ADOPTERS’ AGE!  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


  • Feed your pets Natural Balance?   Please save the store receipt and proof of purchase labels, staple them together, and mail to MAESSR at P.O. Box 807 - Goochland, VA 23063.   Once we collect 50 labels, we can apply for a refund. 

  • 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. 

  • 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!



  • NEW TO THE LIBRARY! FLYING HIGH: THE COMPLETE BOOK OF FLYBALL (105 pages) by Joan Payne.  Flying High gives you a "dog's eye" view of flyball.  It takes you from where flyball began to current day competition.  You will find: step by step procedures for skill development  ~  problem-solving techniques  ~  a conditioning program for flyball  ~  equipment selection and sources   ~  ring and course diagrams  ~  where and how to begin.  FLYING HIGH is a book for beginners, teachers and competitors.

  • NEW TO THE LIBRARY! DO OVER DOGS: GIVE YOUR DOG A SECOND CHANCE FOR A FIRST CLASS LIFE (199 pages) by Pat Miller, CPDT-KA, CDBC. Adoptees, rescues and dogs that just wandered into your life all need, and deserve, another chance at life. Even if you've had the dog for years and has "issues"--this is your roadmap for success! Learn positive training and management techniques.  Donated by Cathy Moyer

**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

  • If you have a favorite resource which could 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 26 dogs in our care this week.  There are 2 permanent fosters.  Two dogs are pending a foster home. 

Moving into Foster Homes were:  None.

Springing into Furever Homes were:  Deacon to Wilson  ~  WOO-HOO!


Submitted by MAESSR volunteer Cathy Moyer

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