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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!!
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.
Senior and Special Needs Dogs
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.
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.
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.
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.