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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 12th – 11am to 4pm - rain or shine:  Paw Prints on the Canal at Canal Street Park, Northampton, PA.  We will need 3-4 volunteers to work the MAESSR table. Contact Candi Lynn at






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



  • 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 
  • 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!
  •  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 adorableOur remaining 2022 CALENDARS are now HALF-PRICE!  Go to to purchase yours.  




  • OOGY – THE DOG ONLY A FAMILY COULD LOVE (214 pages) by Larry LevinIn the bestselling tradition of Rescuing Sprite comes the story of a puppy brought back from the brink of death, and the family he adopted.  In 2002, Larry Levin and his twin sons, Dan and Noah, took their terminally ill cat to the Ardmore Animal Hospital outside Philadelphia to have the beloved pet put to sleep. What would begin as a terrible day suddenly got brighter as the ugliest dog they had ever seen--one who was missing an ear and had half his face covered in scar tissue--ran up to them and captured their hearts. The dog had been used as bait for fighting dogs when he was just a few months old. He had been thrown in a cage and left to die until the police rescued him and the staff at Ardmore Animal Hospital saved his life. The Levins, whose sons are themselves adopted, were unable to resist Oogy's charms, and decided to take him home. Heartwarming and redemptive, Oogy is the story of the people who were determined to rescue this dog against all odds, and of the family who took him home, named him "Oogy" (an affectionate derivative of ugly), and made him one of their own.  Donated by Liz Watson.
  • DOG BEHAVIOR, MEDICINE & TRAINING SERIES: DESENSITIZING FEAR AND BUILDING CONFIDENCE (90 m.) by Dr. Ian Dunbar.  Dr. Dunbar has always felt that with the exception of play aggression, most dog bites are fear-based. However, regardless of how the dog's "aggression" has been classified (e.g., dominant, fearful, maternal or idiosyncratic), his training protocols are always the same, comprising, classical conditioning, progressive desensitization and teaching basic manners for better control and to increase confidence and pro-social behavior.  Donated by Phyllis Chan.

~The MAESSR library has over 200 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.



  • It's time to begin work on the 2023 MAESSR CALENDARS. For our new members - we put together a calendar each year with your photographs of your MAESSR adoptees. So, get out your cameras and phones. Check your photos and computer for photos you have already taken. Take some new photos. You can photograph your springer having fun or your springer getting into mischief or your springer resting from adventures. We want them all! And don't forget those holiday photos! In addition to Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas, there's New Years, and the 4th of July. Please submit photos (preferably .jpg format) of your MAESSR dogs to Please submit no more than 6 photos per family.  Please include your name and dog’s MAESSR and adoptive name, if different.  No humans, please.  MEMORIAL PAGE:  If your MAESSR dog has passed since the last calendar was released, please send us their photo for the Memorial Page. Be sure to identify the photo with the dog’s name and a note that the photo is for the Memorial Page. DEADLINE IS THURSDAY, JUNE 30th.
  • 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: 14. Permanent fosters: 2.  Dogs pending a foster home: 5.


Moving into foster homes:  None.


Moving into furever homes:  Odin to Levicchi.


Submitted by volunteer Cathy Moyer

With thanks to those who helped with submissions/information.