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  • Adopted Murdock in December 2006 when he was 10 Mos old. He has been the best boy ever! We just learned he has Lymphoma & are devasted. I can't imagine life without him & am hoping he responds well to treatment and lives many more months!!
  • Marie, PA
  • I lost my best friend, Evie, a year ago September. I adopted her in 2006, she was 2 years old. That sweet girl was the love of my life and I miss her dearly. Thank you MAESSR for bringing that beautiful dog into my life.
  • Carrie, VA

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    Senior and Special Needs Dogs

       What are "Senior" and "Special Needs" Dogs?

    Senior Dogs:  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 grey in their beautiful coat or have some minor health issues requiring medication daily, however, they still have a lot of love and kisses to give a loving family. The big benefit to a "senior" dog is no training, good house manners and they already have life experience.

    Special Needs: These 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 on to a dog-savvy and experienced forever home willing to help them continue to develop. It could also be a dog 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.

     

     Home for the Holidays:  Each year MAESSR waives adoption fees for Senior and Special Needs dogs through this program, hoping to give these babies the precious gift of families of their very own.  This year’s Home for the Holidays season has begun and runs through December 31, 2017.

    Please take a few minutes to read through the stories of the dogs below.  Some are “available”, some will become “available” and new ones will enter the program over the coming months.  If one touches your heart, kindly ask to bring it Home for the Holidays!!

                                                    

                                                     


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    Cole 2
    Your Price: Fee waived through the Home for the Holidays program
    Cole 2
    11 Years Old
    Male
    Available
    Updated 10/20/2017
    Obi
    Your Price: Fee waived through the Home for the Holidays program
    Obi
    10 Years Old
    Male
    On Hold
    Updated 09/30/2017
    Wesley 4
    Your Price: Fee waived through the Home for the Holidays program
    Wesley 4
    9 Years Old
    Male
    On Hold
    Updated 09/30/2017
    Cannon
    Your Price: Fee waived through the Home for the Holidays program
    Cannon
    11 Years Old
    Male
    Available
    Updated 09/30/2017
    Adoption fees can now be paid via credit card or Paypal by making arrangements ahead of time once you are offered a dog during the adoption process.
    Mid-Atlantic English Springer Spaniel Rescue (MAESSR) is a volunteer based 501(c)3 animal welfare organization dedicated to rescuing and rehoming English Springer Spaniels thru rescue, rehabilitation, training, humane education, and community outreach.