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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

  • TODAY!  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  





  • Sunday, June 2nd from 10 am to 3pm: World of Animals’ Sunday Funday - 3258 Knights Rd - Bensalem, PA.  For more info, go to  No need for any volunteers, just come and have fun!


  • Saturday, June 1st: REEDVILLE, VA picnic. For more details and to register, go to
  • Saturday, June 8th: JARRETTSVILLE, MD picnic.  For more details and to register, go to



 Paws crossed - RANGER 6 and MAX 20 been offered!  Please take a few minutes to read through the stories of our other 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


  • 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.  MAESSR has been issued a $212.95 donation from the AmazonSmile Foundation as a result of AmazonSmile program activity between January 1 and March 31, 2019.  PAWSOME!
  •  Buy 2019 MAESSR CALENDARS which are ON SALE!  Link to  The calendars are one of our major fundraisers, and the calendar team is sending out its call for MAESSR 2020 CALENDAR PHOTOS. There are 5 weeks left to submit! Have you adopted a dog from MAESSR? If so, enter your great quality photos. (No people in the photos, only pets.) There is also a memorial page for those MAESSR pups that traveled to Rainbow Bridge in the last year.  Send your pics with dog’s name, your name, and the adoption year to  For some great examples, go to our Facebook post on April 15th.  
  • 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. 



  • BONES WOULD RAIN FROM THE SKY:  DEEPENING OUR RELATIONSHIP WITH DOGS (320 pages) by Suzanne Clothier.  Clearly an animal lover, Clothier opens this training manual by recalling her childhood, when she pretended she was a dog. Rather than simply trying to "train" animals to behave in a certain way, Clothier focuses on improving the existing relationship between pet and owner. To help readers gain some insights into more effective training, Clothier offers anecdotes about her clients. Particularly important is the dog's connection to the owner and the ability of the two to communicate effectively. "In each moment that you are with the dog, you must be aware, gently and persistently shifting the balance toward one of mutual agreement and cooperation. This is not easy, and it requires some thought.  Most of all, it requires a desire to create-over and over again-the event of quality, which in turn creates a heartfelt commitment  to truly being with the dog."  Donated by Fran Fisher.
  • THE COMPLETE IDIOT’S GUIDE TO POSITIVE DOG TRAINING (323 pages) by Pamela Dennison.  Sit up and pay attention to the book that bonds people to their best friends. This revised and updated edition offers tips and tricks that will help readers work with their canine pals to solve behavior issues together.THE COMPLETE IDIOT'S GUIDE TO POSITIVE DOG TRAINING continues to be one of the most successful series titles in the Pet category • A perfect read for first-time dog owners, those who have trained dogs with other methods, and anyone who has brought home a seemingly "bad" dog • Features a regimen for training a dog for the Canine Good Citizenship Test.  Donated by Debbie Radanovic.

**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.


WE ARE URGENTLY LOOKING FOR VOLUNTEERS TO HELP COORDINATE TRANSPORTS SO WE CAN GET DOGS TO THEIR FOSTER and FUREVER HOMES!   Please email for more information and/or to get set up to help MAESSR with this vital position. If you can do the following, we can really use your talents on the transport team:  

  1. Check your email at least 2 times a day - the transport request come in at all times of the day - if there is one that you can help with you simply reply - "I can take this one." 
  2. You should be detail oriented and have patience - sometimes when using either Mapquest or Google to map out transport routes.
  3. You must be able to check your email daily for updates on offers for transport drivers, update the transport sheet and post it daily. 
  4. You need to be able to arrange meeting locations - the transport coordinators suggest meeting spots, but the drivers are always welcome to change them if they know of a more convenient location. 
  5. You need to be available the day that you have a transport being done so that you can monitor it - all drivers are asked to phone the coordinator once they have passed the dog to the next driver - if you are not available that day it is perfectly fine to ask another coordinator if they can monitor for you. 

Our transport coordinators are always available to help you and answer any questions that you may have. 



  • See MISCELLANEOUS FUNDING/RESOURCES for details for submitting photos for the 2020 calendars!
  • 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 27 dogs in our care this week.   There are 4 permanent fosters.  Two dogs are pending a foster home. 

Moving into Foster Homes were:  Oscar 6, Gracie, Tippy, and Sydney to Debbie Lipcsey  ~ Whiskey 3 to Danielle Duva  ~  Wings to Bill Peterson

Springing into Furever Homes were:  Khalessi to Shaffer & Zenbower  ~  WOO-HOO!


Submitted by MAESSR volunteer Cathy Moyer

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