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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, April 20th from 9 am to 2 pm: Redner's Warehouse Market - 101 Held Drive - Northampton, PA
  • Sunday, May 19th from 11 am to 4 pm:  Wimmer Wag Fest at Animal Therapy Center – 3247 Wimmer Road, Suite B – Bethlehem, PA.
  • Sunday, June 2nd from 11 am to 4 pm:  Paw Prints on the Canal Event - 1525 Canal Street - Northampton, PA. Candi needs lots of volunteers.
  • Saturday, June 29th from 9 am to 2 pm: Redner's Warehouse Market - 101 Held Drive - Northampton, PA.
  • 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


If you are available to help, please email Cathy Moyer at  We could use a sociable springer at this event since I don’t currently have one. 

  • TENTATIVE:  Saturday, May 11th from noon to 4 pm: Central PA Pets Expo at the 1st Summit Arena (War Memorial) in Johnstown, PA.  



  • Saturday, June 1st: REEDVILLE, VA picnic. Look for more details to follow… 
  •  Saturday, June 8th: MD picnic. Look for more details to follow… 



Please take a few minutes to read through the stories of our other four Senior/Special Needs dogs “on hold.” Find out more at

Our new program, SENIORS FOR SENIORS, charges a $75 adoption fee for adopters aged 65 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



  • Buy 2019 MAESSR CALENDARS which are ON SALE!  Link to MARKETPLACE is open 24/7 for purchases. Shop for great deals which help MAESSR pay for medical care and daily needs of our foster dogs.  Click the Shop Now button on our Facebook page or go to and click on Marketplace under Categories.  Go to for our cyber specials. Also check out our New, Almost Gone/Bargain, and Clearance items while you are there. 
  • 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. 
  • Go to to get GUMDROP for free!  Goodshop is the world's first-ever shopfunding site. When you shop at thousands of stores, a percentage of what you spend will be donated to MAESSR.  Gumdrop finds the best coupon codes wherever you shop.  Auto Apply Savings - just one click automatically applies the best coupons for you. Never search for a coupon again and watch the savings pour in while donating to MAESSR!  To choose MAESSR as your cause, type in Mid Atlantic English Springer Spaniel Rescue.  (Note that there is no hyphen and a space between Mid and Atlantic.)  Highlight and click on MAESSR to adopt it as your cause.  Start shopping, MAESSRland!



  • AN OWNER’S GUIDE TO A HAPPY HEALTHY PET: THE ENGLISH SPRINGER SPANIEL ( 158 pages)  by Carol and Don Hallahan.  At last, a book about your pet that emphasizes total care, training and companionship! You'll not only learn about the specie-specific traits of your special pet, you'll also learn what the world's like from your pet's perspective; how to feed, groom and keep your pet healthy; and how to enjoy your pet through training and activities you can do together. The English Springer Spaniel is written by a breed expert and includes a special chapter on training by Dr. Ian Dunbar, internationally renowned animal behaviorist, and chapters on getting active with your dog by long-time Dog Fancy magazine columnist Bardi McLennan.  Donated by Jean Bryant.

  • SUCCESSFUL DOG ADOPTION (230 pages) by Sue Sternberg.  Expert guidance in choosing the right dog - the first time.  Written by a renowned expert in shelter adoption, Successful Dog Adoption delivers all the information you need to find the perfect dog at a shelter and make him part of your family. In easy-to-understand language, Sue Sternberg helps you decide if you're ready to adopt by evaluating your reasons and translating them into what you should look for in a particular dog. She shows you how to find a reputable shelter, prepare for the adoption process, and work with shelter personnel to make sure they have appropriately screened their dogs. You'll also learn about ""rescue"" dogs and why one might be right for you.  This practical guide covers all the vital issues you need to consider when adopting-choosing a male or female, a puppy or an adult; identifying fearful dogs or dogs who will bite; and seeking out a dog with the ideal temperament. Featured here are detailed tests and observations used by professionals to ascertain the temperament and compatibility of shelter dogs-now made available to the public for the first time. You'll discover how to determine risk factors in an unknown dog, gauge a dog's potential reaction to guests and strangers, and predict the compatibility level when you add another dog to your household. This book also offers invaluable advice on training your new pet, including guidance in housebreaking, selecting a training class, and helping a dog who gets carsick or doesn't like to be home alone. And, if you still experience difficulties with your dog, Sternberg gently discusses the steps you can take.  Authoritative and friendly, Successful Dog Adoption is the one-stop guide for finding your own ""superdog""-and keeping the dog-owner relationship fresh and rewarding for years to come.

**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.


  • The 1st Quarter SPRINGER TAILS newsletter is available at  Once again, kudos to a dedicated newsletter team! If you would like to join the newsletter team and help with upcoming issues, please let us know.
  • The 2018 DOG INTAKE REPORT is on the website banner.  We started the year with 25 dogs and took in 106 so we had a total of 131 dogs for the year; 91 were placed through adoption.  For more specifics go to the website.    
  • 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 23 dogs in our care this week.   There are 4 permanent fosters.  Six dogs are pending a foster home.  

Moving into Foster Homes were:   Max 30 to Nadia Andrijiw

                                                        Warlord to Vicki Phillips

Springing into Furever Homes were:  Hunter 16 to Foote

                                                            Reagan 2 to Darling

                                                            Kitty to Dieter


Submitted by MAESSR volunteer Cathy Moyer

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