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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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Senior and Special Needs Dogs

For the last 10 years, the number of springers coming into rescue has declined every year.  This trend has been occurring with all of the springer rescues in the US.  We know that the springers are not being over looked in shelters and we will continue to help any springers that need us, as is and has always been our mission. 

Unfortunately (or fortunately depending on how you look at it) we do not have enough dogs coming into our rescue to place with the families already on our waiting list in a timely manner. From a rescue stand point, this is the best news ever.  However as potential adopter on our waiting list, this can be an excruciating wait.  We feel for the people waiting for a springer to join their family and do not want to give false hope that they can get one from us in a timely manner. 
Thank you for your patience and understanding.
We hope that each of you find a dog to love.

If you have questions about this policy, please email MAESSR's CEO, Debbie Lipcsey at

   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.

Special Needs: 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.

   You can expect a minimum of  4 to 8 weeks wait for a Springer to adopt.                                     

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Monica 2
Your Price: Adoption Fee $150
Monica 2
12 Years Old
Updated 05/03/2023
Callie 9
Your Price: Adoption Fee $150
Callie 9
9 Years Old
On Hold
Updated 05/09/2023
Jingles 4
Your Price: permanent foster
Jingles 4
13 Years Old
Permanent Foster
Updated 01/27/2023
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.
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.