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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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About Us

Mid-Atlantic English Springer Spaniel Rescue (MAESSR) is a non-profit volunteer organization devoted to the rescue and placement of stray, abandoned, relinquished or impounded purebred English Springer Spaniels. MAESSR provides foster care and medical treatment to these Springers while screening potential homes interested in adopting. Our primary goals are to protect English Springer Spaniels, promote spay/neuter programs, and educate the public about the joys of English Springers Spaniels.

MAESSR was formed in May of 1998 by three admirers of the English Springer Spaniel breed.  There have been many, many successes, and our share of loss and disappointment, fortunately, with the help of our wonderful volunteers, other rescue organizations and those who have generously donated funds, we have grown and continue to thrive. 

Mid-Atlantic English Springer Spaniel Rescue is an independent volunteer 501(c)3 animal rescue organization. MAESSR is not a division of or affiliated with any other English Springer Spaniel group operating in the USA.


Where Are We?

Our primary focus is on the mid-Atlantic region of the continental United States, including: Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania Washington, D.C., Virginia, and West Virginia, 


Why Do We Do It?

It's basic, we love the breed. We all own Springers and several of us have our own rescue Springers. We want to do our part to ensure that abandoned and surrendered Springers are united with new loving homes. We welcome new volunteers, who can help us in many ways. Donations to help defray the cost of vet bills, food, and care of foster dogs, are also appreciated. While we do have an adoption fee, the dogs listed in these pages are not for sale. Prospective owners must complete an application and be interviewed by a MAESSR volunteer, before being considered for adoption.

If you know of a Springer in need of a home, or are looking to add a Springer to your family, or are interested in volunteering with MAESSR, please contact one of the volunteers listed below.

If at any point you find that you are no longer in need of our help in finding a dog or placing a dog, please let us know. We are a volunteer organization with limited time and resources. Our time is best spent focusing on people and dogs who truly need our help. Please, help us to help others by taking just a few minutes to email or call if you no longer need our help. Thanks!

For regular information on what MAESSR is doing; to learn more about English Springer Spaniels and Rescue, or ask questions about MAESSR specifically, join our mailing list by sending an email to: Our Yahoo Group.

If you have limited e-mail access, or if you know of a Springer in need, you can contact MAESSR by telephone at 301/362-0423 or you can always email us at MAESSR.