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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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Senior and Special Needs Dogs

For the last 10 years, the number of springers coming into rescue has declined every year.  This trend has been occurring with all of the springer rescues in the US.  We know that the springers are not being over looked in shelters and we will continue to help any springers that need us, as is and has always been our mission. 

Due to these facts and the abundance of wonderful families on our approved adopter waiting list, MAESSR's Officers and Directors have made the difficult decision to stop taking adoption applications effective immediately.  We will revisit this issue again in a couple of months to see if there has been changes so that we can start accepting applications again.  

Unfortunately (or fortunately depending on how you look at it) we do not have enough dogs coming into our rescue to place with the families already on our waiting list in a timely manner. From a rescue stand point, this is the best news ever.  However as potential adopter on our waiting list, this can be an excruciating wait.  We feel for the people waiting for a springer to join their family and do not want to give false hope that they can get one from us in a timely manner. 
 
Thank you for your patience and understanding with our decision.
We hope that each of you find a dog to love.

If you have questions about this policy, please email MAESSR's CEO, Debbie Lipcsey at president@maessr.org

   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.

                                               

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Molly 52
Your Price: Adoption Fee $150
Molly 52
10 Years Old
Female
Adoption Pending
Updated 11/26/2020
Maddie
Your Price: Adoption Fee $150
Maddie
11 Years Old
Born 03/12/2009
Female
Adoption Pending
Updated 11/24/2020
Marie 2
Your Price: Adoption Fee $350
Marie 2
5 Years Old
Female
On Hold
Updated 11/12/2020
unavailable
Chase
Your Price: Adoption Fee $150
Chase
11 years old
Male
On Hold
Updated 11/01/2020
Sheldon
Your Price: Adoption Fee $150.
Sheldon
8 Years Old
Male
On Hold
Updated 11/25/2020
Misty 4
Your Price: permanent foster
Misty 4
12 Years Old
Female
Permanent Foster
Updated 11/07/2020
Penny Anna
Your Price: permanent foster
Penny Anna
9 Years Old
Female
Permanent Foster
Updated 12/28/2019
Riley 14
Your Price: permanent foster
Riley 14
11 Years Old
Male
Permanent Foster
Updated 10/15/2020
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.