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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!


SUNDAY, JUNE 13th from 11 am to 4 pm: PAW PRINTS ON THE CANAL (rain or shine) at Canal Street Park in Northampton, PA 18067.  If you are able to help out, please contact Candi Lynn at  She is asking for at least 4 volunteers, please.  



Find out more about our senior/special needs dogs.  “On hold” are CHASE at and blind puppy ABBY ROSE at


Our program, SENIORS FOR SENIORS, charges a $75 adoption fee for adopters aged 60 and over 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



  • iGive is a MAESSR affiliate which is an automatic donation when shopping at +1500 stores.  Register at under Donations category and choose Affiliates on the pull-down menu.  iGive is at the top.  Simply fill out the form and download the application.  You can install the iGive button on your toolbar and when you go to eligible sites, a pop-up will appear to ask you if you wish to donate.

  • Thanks to all of the families who feed VeRUS dog food. The free bags that MAESSR receives from the Rescue Frequent Feeder Program help the foster homes. To learn more about the Rescue Frequent Feeder Program, go to the Donations tab, then the Affiliates tab, find the VeRUS logo and click on the link or go to this link for details. It is a really easy way to help foster homes. If you need a frequent feeder envelope, please email Debbie at  

  • The MAESSR MARKETPLACE is open 24/7 for purchases. Click the Shop Now button on our Facebook page or go to and click on Marketplace under Categories. We’ve got cool toys for man’s best friend and companion. Check out our Almost Gone/Bargain sections and Clearance items as well as our New items.  New products are adorableGet your 2021 CALENDARS at  



  • PEAK PERFORMANCE:  COACHING THE CANINE ATHLETE (204 pages) by M. Christine Zink, DVM, PhD.  This book is about conditioning dogs for organized competition and casual recreation.  It is the first on the subject written for the lay reader.  Dog fanciers and training enthusiasts, professional and amateurs will find valuable guidance from this unique text.  Well written and beautifully illustrated, Peak Performance helps you bring your dog to its highest physical potential.  If you dream of the winners’ circle and the pleasure of an active dog’s company in your active life, let Peak Performance make it happen for you. 

  • AN OWNER’S GUIDE TO A HAPPY HEALTHY PET: THE ENGLISH SPRINGER SPANIEL (158 pages) by Carol and Don Hallahan.  At last, a book about your pet that emphasizes total care, training and companionship! You'll not only learn about the specie-specific traits of your special pet, you'll also learn what the world's like from your pet's perspective; how to feed, groom and keep your pet healthy; and how to enjoy your pet through training and activities you can do together. The English Springer Spaniel is written by a breed expert and includes a special chapter on training by Dr. Ian Dunbar, internationally renowned animal behaviorist, and chapters on getting active with your dog by long-time Dog Fancy magazine columnist Bardi McLennan.  Donated by Jean Bryant. 

~The MAESSR library has over 175 titles of ACTUAL DVDs, CDs, and books, both fiction and non-fiction, to lend out.  You can BORROW items directly from the Training Library at by simply adding them to the shopping cart and checking out or you can email 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, go to  You can purchase materials (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 at  You can also access the Library on the “Learn More” button on the page.



  • If you have a PET IN NEED OF PRAYERS, please contact Linda Shope at or Linda Johnston at  They would be happy to add your pet’s 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 info such as links to the online post, shelter name, state, and phone number.


Unfortunately, the Weekly Update mail group does not support photos, but if you want to share pics or videos of your MAESSR dog:


  • 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 the post-adoption name, and year of adoption to  Feel free to include who fostered the dog and a little background info about your dog.
  • When you send your notes about events or requests for help, please cc: to help insure that all events are mentioned in the Weekly Update.
  • Mistakes happen!  Corrections or omissions to the Weekly Update can be sent to



We have 16 dogs in our care this week.  There are now 3 permanent fosters with Loulie joining the pack.  No dog is pending a foster home.


Moving into foster homes:  Avery to Debbie Lipcsey ~ Cadbury to Linda Sulfridge ~ Bailey 33 to Eva Van Stratum


Moving into furever homes:  Abby 17 to Bernhards ~ Woo-woo!



Submitted by volunteer Cathy Moyer

With thanks to those who helped with submissions/information