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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!


June 11th from 11 – 4, rain or shine: PAW PRINTS ON THE CANAL at Canal Street Park in Northampton, PA 18067.  Candi Lynn is looking for four volunteers.  Contact her at if you can help out.  



Check out our senior/special needs dogs! Learn more about:  

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




  • ALTERNATIVE TO DISCONTINUED AMAZON SMILE! Go to GOODSHOP.COM to get Gumdrop for free! Goodshop is the world's first-ever shopfunding site. When you shop at thousands of stores, a percentage of what you spend will be donated to MAESSR.  Gumdrop finds the best coupon codes wherever you shop. Auto Apply Savings - just one click automatically applies the best coupons for you. Never search for a coupon again and watch the savings pour in while donating to MAESSR!  To choose MAESSR as your cause, type in Mid Atlantic English Springer Spaniel Rescue.  (Note that there is no hyphen, just a space between Mid and Atlantic.)  Highlight and click on MAESSR to adopt it as your cause.  Start shopping, MAESSRland! 
  • 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 which are adorable.  2023 CALENDARS ARE AVAILABLE!  Go to to purchase yours.  The MAESSR store and website are in transition - thanks so much for your understanding while we make improvements to the store and website.




  • NEW TO THE LIBRARY!  SKILLS FOR HANDLING YOUR REACTIVE OR HYPERACTIVE DOG, PART 2 - THE NEXT STEPS FOR A PLEASANT WALK DVD (2 hrs. 15 min) by Dr. Sophia Yin, DVM, MSExercises: Walking Speed, About-turns and U-turns (humans only); Focused Walking Using Repeat Sits on the Left or Right Side (humans only); Using Targeting to Keep Dogs Engaged; Methods for Getting Dogs to Focus When Heeling on Walks; Repeat Sits on Left or Right Side Versus Targeting; Impulse Control: "Leave-it" by Blocking; Highly Distracting or Emergency Situations: Combining the Repeat Sit Backwards and Heeling at Attention ExercisesDonated by Cathy Moyer.
  • NEW TO THE LIBRARY!  PET DOGS, PROBLEM DOGS, HIGH PERFORMANCE DOGS: HOW SCIENCE CAN TAKE YOUR TRAINING TO A NEW LEVEL DVD (3 hrs. 30 min.) by Dr. Sophia Yin, DVM, MS.  Get fast, consistent training results for any species whether you are a trainer, veterinary behaviorist, or pet owner.  Learn from Dr. Sophia Yin how science and Applied Behavior Analysis can improve your animal training skills while deepening your understanding of animal behavior.  Donated by Cathy Moyer.

~The MAESSR library has over 250 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. 


~The TRAINING LIBRARY now has TWO Wish Lists! For the AMAZON WISH LIST, go to  You can purchase materials (new or used) off the list, and it will be shipped directly to the library.   For the DOGWISE.COM WISH LIST, go to for new books and DVDs. 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.  To have the information posted on MAESSR’s Facebook page, send it (including photos) to
  • When you send your notes about events or requests for help, please cc: to help ensure that all events are mentioned in the Weekly Update.
  • Mistakes happen!  Corrections or omissions to the Weekly Update can be sent to




Total dogs in our care this week: 15. Permanent fosters: 1. Dogs pending a foster home: 1.


Moving into foster homes:  None. 


Moving into furever homes:   None. 



Submitted by volunteer Cathy Moyer

With thanks to those who helped with submissions/information.