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SUSIE
Iowa City, IA

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ESRA#:2018-107IA
Status: Adopted
Date:2018-05-11
  
Age:4 years
Gender:Female
Color:Black & White
Weight:55 lbs
Variety:Bench
From Susie's foster mom: This lovely girl came into our care a month ago, unkempt, stinky, and showing signs of long-term neglect. Susie’s owner apparently never housetrained or leash trained her. In addition, Susie’s veterinary records show that her owner allowed her just the bare minimum of care. After the owner’s recent death, Susie went to an elderly couple who weren’t physically able to care for her properly. While their intentions were good, Susie came to us overfed and underexercised.

Although Susie may not previously have experienced a truly loving home, she has bounced back from adversity with little difficulty. She was anxious, especially on her first day with us, but she settled in comfortably within a few days. By the following week, she was into snuggle bunny mode on the sofa! She is a happy, friendly, affectionate girl.

Susie’s leash manners have improved dramatically. At first, Susie would react to every movement outdoors and would pull very hard every which way. She wanted to chase squirrels, cars going down our street, and the occasional jogger or bicyclist. Now, however, Susie is less likely to chase squirrels, although she will stop and stare intently at them. She ignores cars, but a truck may still catch her interest. She ignores most joggers and bicyclists; otherwise, Susie is friendly when meeting people and dogs. Foster Dad walks Susie on a leash alongside the resident Springer without any difficulty. Foster Mom finds that using a halter on Susie helps control her pulling.

Susie’s housetraining has also improved. Although she initially had no self-control indoors, Susie has now learned to urinate outdoors nearly one hundred percent of the time. We have enough confidence that we let her have the run of most of the house. Susie has been less successful in learning to defecate outside; she’s not on as predictable a schedule. We are still working on this with her.

Our Susie still has to learn some house manners. She can get overly excited and jump on visitors. She barks at squirrels that she sees out the window. She occasionally counter surfs. She doesn’t just drink water from her bowl; she wrestles with the water and makes a wet mess. She’s nervous riding in the car. All these behaviors are probably the result of her poor upbringing, but they are all things that can be improved with patient and consistent training and love.

Susie is crate trained. She came to us with a very decrepit, too-small crate, but it’s her safe haven. She will panic if it’s taken out of her sight. She will often go into it just to nap. We also use the crate if Susie needs a time-out.

We're happy to report that Susie is in good health and is up to date on her vaccinations. She has been spayed and microchipped. She has lost weight since we’ve had her, and she has just another five pounds to lose to reach her goal. Even without the extra weight, Susie is a solidly built dog. We think she’s a very pretty girl!

Susie gets along with the resident Springer. She is somewhat dominant over him. She gets along with the mellow, dog-savvy cats she has met at the veterinarian’s office and at the groomer’s. (Our resident cat does not fit that description.)

This is truly a special girl who needs a home where the owners will be committed to continuing her training, and where someone will initially be at home with her most of the time. At this stage of her development, Susie may be too much dog for young children. She needs a fenced yard and lots of exercise. Our veterinarian said that Susie shows a lot of potential. The grooming staff fell in love with her! Susie deserves a Forever Family who will bring out the best in her by giving her the love, care, structure, and guidance she so needs and deserves. If you think that yours is that family, please contact her case managers at the email address below.

Please note that an approved adoption application is the first step in a more thorough interview process that is designed to match each dog to exactly the right family, and the final decision rests with the dog’s case manager.

Please read the Adoption FAQ and get an Adoption Application approved before inquiring about Susie.

Contact: ESRA Case Managers, Ellie Starks and Rebecca Thompson springerrescuemidwest@gmail.com .

Posted: 4/26/18


IZUMI
Arnold, NE

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ESRA#:2017-466NE
Status: Adopted
Date:2018-05-10
  
Age:5 years
Gender:Female
Color:Black & White
Weight:35 lbs
Variety:Field
From her foster mom: Izumi is her given name, and it means spring or fountain. Now if you know Springers, you know they do spring, and Izzy is one of the springiest!

Miss Izzy is a puppy mill survivor. She endured her life, but she never lost her joy. She is one sweet bundle of bounce and love. In her first month with us, she has learned how to do a great many things: maneuver through a doggie door, respect the boundaries of an invisible fence, come when called, walk on a leash, ask to go outside, and sit when asked. She has discovered that the couch is a lovely place to snuggle, other dogs are great playmates, and treats are the absolute best!

In the captivity of the puppy mill, Izumi learned to escape. She climbs fences. Our first attempt to leave her in our six-foot walled kennel resulted in her beating me back to the house. She climbed the walls and ran to the house. She looked at me as if I was crazy for thinking that I would leave her there. (Yes, she stays in the house now.) During her overnight stay at the vet's office, they left her in their indoor kennels. When they returned in the morning, Miss Izzy greeted them at the front door; she had opened the kennel door! She is a smart one.

Little Izumi has a long-term medical need. She has chronic dry eye in her right eye that was not treated prior to coming into rescue. This was probably caused by a traumatic injury. She has corneal scarring in that eye due to this condition. Izzy needs eye medication twice a day to relieve the dryness. The medicine does not cure her condition, but it makes it comfortable for her. And this issue does not slow her down! In fact, you will not notice anything different about her unless she sits still long enough for you to look into her eyes.

Now let's talk about her spring! Izzy can jump over me. She bounces from one piece of furniture to the next. She is small, but could knock over a small child with her enthusiasm. Older children might enjoy her spring, but be prepared--she does bounce!

Once "Izzy Belle" is tired out, she will cuddle with the best of them. She loves to put her head on your shoulder and drift off to sleep. She snuggles up with the other dogs, and we often find her belly up, stretched out on the sofa. If she was allowed in bed with us, she probably would want some of our covers, too. Silly girl!

As you can imagine, Izzy needs an active home to help her burn off her energy. She would love to run or hike with you. She would also love off-leash runs. She has a high prey drive, and she will chase birds and bunnies. Izumi would benefit from basic obedience training. Due to her climbing abilities, we recommend an invisible fence system to contain her in your yard.

If you love fun, bounce, and Springer joy, little Izumi is the one for you! To learn more about this clever and delightful girl, please contact us at the email address below.

Please read the Adoption FAQ and get an Adoption Application approved before inquiring about Izumi.

Contact: Julie and Clay Mohr mohr4you@gpcom.net .

Posted: 2/14/18


OLIVER
Ortonville, MI

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I love my Kong!

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Let's do something fun . . .

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. . . like biking!

ESRA#:2018-119MI
Status: Adopted
Date:2018-05-06
  
Age:17 months
Gender:Male
Color:Liver & White
Weight:56 lbs
Variety:Field
Meet Oliver! This big young boy is sweet, amiable, goofy, and ever so cute! Oliver has a wonderful personality, and he likes everyone he meets, human and canine alike. He was relinquished to ESRA because his previous family had a cat that Oliver was much too interested in. He innocently thought that the feline was simply his playmate, but the cat felt quite differently. Thankfully, we now have the privilege of finding Oliver his perfect cat-free Forever Home!

As a very typical Springer, Oliver is full of youthful energy and high spirits. He is a smart, funny, friendly fellow who needs an active Forever Family to provide him with plenty of exercise and mental stimulation. Oliver resides happily with other dogs. He plays hard with his foster Springer brothers, and they all love it. Oliver walks gently on leash and enjoys the camaraderie of the daily dog-walking group in his foster home's neighborhood. He is a pro with the commands Sit, Come, and Shake. He is particularly fond of his Kong toy, and he will run laps in the yard, carrying it and showing off.

Oliver has been to obedience school. He delights in learning, so it would be great for his Forever Family to continue his skill training. Incredibly agile, Oliver adores his foster brother's ramp, and he jumps over the outdoor fire pit -- what a showoff! His foster mom marvels that Oliver actually changes direction in mid-stride to jump it. She says it is obvious that he is looking for a challenge, and she thinks that he might like to participate in obedience, rally, and agility classes/trials. A Forever Family eager to engage him in such fun, athletic pursuits would be wonderful. Oliver would also surely be keen for hiking, biking, and swimming with his new clan.

With seemingly no limit to what he can accomplish and perform, Oliver has learned to bike with his foster mom as if he was born to do so. She was astonished at how willing and trusting he was to just go with it. Oliver never balked, stopped, or pulled. He has even mastered the treadmill. There seems to be nothing that Oliver will not try to do if he is asked. What a champ!

Well-mannered Oliver is completely housetrained, and he does not investigate the garbage or explore the countertops. Always happy and exuberant, he does settle down quickly in the house and in his crate. Oliver was allowed on the furniture in his former home, but that is not allowed at his foster residence. That is no problem for this gentleman, and he is just as happy on the dog beds provided next to the people furniture.

Oliver is fond of car rides. Nicely settled in the backseat, he recently traveled to the doggie salon for a nail trim. Of course he was awesome as his foster mom scratched his ears while the groomer gave him a canine mani/pedi. The groomer wishes that all of her clients were that easy during the procedure!

Neutered and current on vaccinations and preventatives, Oliver will definitely require a Forever Home with a fenced yard for him to explore and play in safely. He will do best in a Forever Family where his cherished people will be home with him for at least part of the day. Oliver is fine with children, but he has not been exposed to those younger than twelve years old. Because of Oliver's size and energy level, older kids with dog experience would be best for this big, joyful boy.

Oliver is an incredibly handsome young guy with an extraordinary ability to bloom and a passion to please his humans. If you would welcome this beautiful Springer into your loving Forever Home, and if you have a securely enclosed outdoor play area in which Oliver can frolic and have doggie adventures, contact Oliver's foster mom today!

Please read the Adoption FAQ and get an Adoption Application approved before inquiring about Oliver.

Contact: Foster Home, Geri Via geralynvia@gmail.com .

Posted: 4/13/18


RADAR
Rochester, MN

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Radar lets us know it's snowing!

ESRA#:2017-258WI
Status: Adopted
Date:2018-04-29
  
Age:10 years
Gender:Male
Color:Liver & White
Weight:50 lbs
Variety:Field
Watch Radar take a walk with some friends!
Meet ESRA's handsome Radar. He was found in a swamp in northern Wisconsin and was brought to a holding facility as a stray. Not much is known about his past, but of course we care more about his future and the good life he has now. When Radar was taken into ESRA, his foster parents pulled over seventy ticks off him, and he had fleas as well. He is now free of those pests, and his coat has regrown, full and silky.

Radar is also blind. The vet specialist he was taken to diagnosed Radar with sudden acquired retinal degeneration syndrome (SARDS). He will need to be on eye drops for the rest of his life. Due to his blindness, he will need a fenced yard where he can wander about without wandering away. He maneuvers his foster family's multi-level house with ease. Stairs are not an issue.

Additionally, Radar has a condition called gingival hyperplasia. This means that his gum tissue grows over his teeth. Radar had surgery to remove the excess gum tissue and, during the surgery, the dentist removed some teeth. Continued monitoring of this condition will be necessary for his comfort.

Radar is crate trained and housetrained. He has adapted to the routine of his foster home, and he is living with four other dogs. He loves his walks and is good on a leash. A cozy bed and a good nap are the highlights of his day.

Sweet, quiet Radar is looking for a cozy Forever Home where he can spend his golden years in love and comfort. If you think that might be your home, please contact his case managers at the email address below.

Please note that an approved adoption application is the first step in a more thorough interview process that is designed to match each dog to exactly the right family, and that the final decision rests with the dog's case manager.

Please read the Adoption FAQ and get an Adoption Application approved before inquiring about Radar.

Contact: ESRA Case Managers, Ellie Starks and Rebecca Thompson springerrescuemidwest@gmail.com .

Posted: 10/17/17


COCO
Oak Park, IL

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Coco wants to play!

ESRA#:2014-762IL
Status: Adopted
Date:2018-04-27
  
Age:7 years
Gender:Female
Color:Liver & White
Weight:50 lbs
Variety:Bench
When Coco's original owners turned her in at a city shelter in 2014, they said that she was loved, well taken care of, and trained, but that they could no longer afford to care for her. Perhaps they didn't have the finances to give her the medical care she needed. When ESRA heard about her predicament, we went into action to save her. Once she was in our care, we discovered that Coco had several tumors that needed to be removed. The tumors were benign, and we're happy to report that she has been perfectly healthy ever since. Coco is housetrained, spayed, microchipped, and up to date on all her vaccinations. She has been living happily with her loving adoptive family. Unfortunately, however, due to life changes, they are moving and cannot take her with them. They have made the difficult decision to find a new home for Coco, one where she will get the attention she craves.

Coco is an absolute joy to be around. She rides well in the car, rolls on her back for tummy rubs, and likes to curl up on your lap. This pretty girl behaves well at the groomer. She is very smart, and she has the following commands down pat: Sit, Stay, Come, Down, Off, No, and Give Me Your Paw. If you say, "Do you want a treat?" or "Do you want to go for a walk?" she knows exactly what you are talking about. Coco will also give you a little bark if you are not giving her all the attention she thinks she deserves. If you say, "Do you want to PLAY?" Coco looks to see where the toys are and what is in your hand. Balls and tug-of-war ropes are her favorites. She is very athletic and will launch herself in the air to catch whatever you throw. She will also give up what she catches so you can throw it again and again! Because she is highly food motivated, she will try to get into the garbage, and she counter surfs for any food left within her reach.

One of the most important things to know about Coco is that she just loves her people. She did fine with four people in the house, all coming and going. But now that the youngest son is off to college and there are only two people around, she seems starved for attention and has become very needy. Coco is great around all adults, children, and other dogs. She loves kids and is gentle around toddlers (she won't jump on them), but she isn't so sure around babies. She likes lots of activity in the household, including plenty of opportunity for playing, petting, and cuddling. She isn't interested in critters, but she likes to be outside if you are with her. If you are in the house, she would rather be inside with you. Coco walks well on a leash and sleeps on her own bed in her owners' room. If she gets something she isn't supposed to have, she will growl but will trade the object for peanut butter. It almost seems to be a game with her.

Coco is a very friendly, affectionate, active, energetic, and inquisitive girl. She is engaged with what is going on around her, and she wants to be included in your life. As a typical springer, Coco is very focused on love and attention from her people, and she is not content to sit at home and let life go by without her. Even though she is calm inside the house and likes to cuddle, she would do well with an active family with lots of people to give her the affection and tender loving care she needs. Being your constant companion is of primary importance to Coco. So if you have the time, energy, and desire to add this wonderful girl to your family, please contact her case manager by telephone or email. We would be happy to hear from you, and Coco would love to meet you!

Please read the Adoption FAQ and get an Adoption Application approved before inquiring about Coco.

Contact: ESRA Case Manager, Anne Solak-Tennant 708-799-7039 annesolak@yahoo.com .

Posted: 2/12/18


WESTLEY
Jeffersonville, IN

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ESRA#:2018-120OH
Status: Adopted
Date:2018-04-25
  
Age:2 years
Gender:Male
Color:Black & White
Weight:65 lbs
Variety:Bench
Meet our handsome Westley! This sweet young boy came to ESRA when his original family determined that he would be happier in a different type of home situation. He and the older female Springer in his previous household were not getting along, although Wes and the young male dog seemed to be buddies. Westley has done well with the two resident dogs in his foster home. He is untested with cats.

In his previous home, Westley was said to have shown dog aggression, separation anxiety, counter surfing, and reactivity to the neighbor dogs on the other side of the fence. His foster family has seen his fear of new dogs and the separation anxiety, but as of yet there has been no counter surfing. And because of the invisible fence, Wes has not caused a problem with neighboring dogs.

Westley has met new dogs since coming to ESRA, and he does great when they are introduced slowly. Crate training, which was started by his former owners, is still being worked on at his foster home. Wes has progressed nicely and will go into the crate on command, and he has been sleeping in it quietly at night. The goal is to have him stay calm in his crate while his people make day trips to the store. Westley is improving on this each day, and being crated when his humans are not at home actually seems to make him less anxious.

Walking is a breeze with Westley, and he can even be off leash if a vibrating collar is used. He comes running when he feels the slight vibration of the collar. His foster mom takes him jogging, and he is perfect on these runs. Westley’s former home had children, and his foster family can confirm that this boy loves children. Actually, he loves everyone, but his foster mom thinks he does prefer hanging with the kids.

Westley recently went on a road trip to Atlanta, and it was discovered that he rides wonderfully in the car. He is housetrained and doesn’t mind being groomed. And like many Springers, he also enjoys the water.

As with all of our ESRA dogs, Westley is neutered, microchipped, up to date on vaccines, and is on monthly heartworm and flea/tick prevention.

The perfect home for Westley would be one that includes kids, other dogs that are dog friendly, and owners who are calm, confident, and able to set limits and boundaries. Westley has some anxiety, so daily exercise and clear expectations are a must to help this boy feel comfortable and be the best dog he can be. If you would like to find out more about this charmer, please contact his foster mom at the email address below.

Please read the Adoption FAQ and get an Adoption Application approved before inquiring about Westley.

Contact: Foster Home, Rhonda Baldwin giddyup47130@gmail.com .

Posted: 4/13/18


OPIE
Indianapolis, IN

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Where to? I'll drive!

ESRA#:2018-84OH
Status: Adopted
Date:2018-04-17
  
Age:3 years
Gender:Male
Color:Liver & White
Weight:68 lbs
Variety:Bench
Opie is a big, young, goofy, and quite handsome hunk of a Springer. He is very loving and is a perfect companion. His previous owners found themselves in a situation where they had to move and couldn't take sweet Opie with them. He has obviously been well cared for and loved. Here are the highlights of spending a day with Opie!

IN THE HOUSE
• Follows you from room to room and curls up at your feet
• Very quick to learn new skills and tricks
• Really quiet and barks only when a new person comes to the door
• Does not beg for food
• Fully housetrained
• Pops up to investigate countertops, but is learning this is a no-no
• Playful with foster home companions and toys
• Stays off the furniture and sleeps on a dog bed
• Perfect amount of energy
• Affectionate with visitors
• Does not like crates
• Stays in a closed-off room overnight and when the foster family is out

OUTSIDE
• LOVES to sniff and explore and run and play
• (Almost) always comes when called
• Happy to go for a car ride
• Is learning to not pull hard on the leash
• Is sociable with dogs he meets while out walking


Opie has lived with other dogs his entire life, but while he co-exists with them, he would probably love to be an only dog and get all of the attention. He prefers human companionship to canine closeness. If Opie needs to share his home with other dogs, he wants to be the alpha. He has a Springer hunter's nose and instinct, so he would probably not do well with cats and small dogs. Opie is also untested with small children, but he would be great friends with the older ones.

Like all our foster dogs, Opie is neutered, current on all vaccines, microchipped, and on monthly heartworm preventative. His only health issue is a history of ear infections that will need to continually monitored.

Spring is finally in the air. It is the perfect time to add a new best friend to your family! If you are interested in adopting Opie, please contact his foster mom at the email address below.

Please read the Adoption FAQ and get an Adoption Application approved before inquiring about Opie.

Contact: Foster Home, Lynn Skochdopole lynnskoch@gmail.com .

Posted: 3/30/18


TOMMY
Ortonville, MI

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Ready for the 5k!

ESRA#:2018-58MI
Status: Adopted
Date:2018-04-08
  
Age:8 years
Gender:Male
Color:Liver & White
Weight:35 lbs
Variety:Field
This bright-eyed, happy-tailed, wiggle-butt Springer is Tommy! A petite, calm boy, he was dropped off at animal control with another dog, but we do not know his history. While at the shelter, Tommy passed the temperament tests with flying colors. He was also deemed to be cat friendly, as he ignored the felines there. Tommy took treats from an elderly volunteer ever so gently, proving how sweet he truly is with young and old alike.

When Tommy's foster mom picked him up after his neutering, he hopped into the back seat of her car and rode perfectly silently, comfortably lying down for the trip. When the car door is open, Tommy has learned to wait until he is released. He behaves similarly in the house; he is always respectful around doorways and looks to his people for permission and direction.

This boy is all about toys and fetching. He loves to play, and when he is told to "Find it -- find your toy!" Tommy will do his best to comply. He is typically quiet, and he has not barked much at his foster home. However, during a rollicking game of fetch, Tommy will sometimes "Woooo, wooo" to get someone to throw his toy. Easygoing Tommy is a dream on lead, never pulling or lagging. He adores walks and is so light on the leash that his foster mom has to check to make sure that he is still attached!

When Tommy attended a St. Patrick's Day 5k race with his foster family, he was not only a superstar, but he was also the best behaved dog there by far. His foster mom raves that there is such depth to this truly great boy. No matter who had his leash, Tommy was always calm and attentive. On a recent visit to the groomer for a nail trim, Tommy received kudos for being so easy and cooperative during the procedure. He did not fuss one bit!

Smart and eager to please his humans, Tommy knows the commands Sit, Stay, Down, and Come. While his past is a mystery, it seems that someone loved him enough to teach him manners. Tommy knows proper inside etiquette. He is housetrained and does not get into the garbage or countersurf, nor does he chew or eat anything inappropriate. Dogs are not allowed on the furniture in his foster home, and Tommy has no trouble with this rule. He loves his crate and is often found sleeping or resting in it with the door open.

While Tommy is focused more on his people than on his Springer foster brothers, he gets along with them nicely and enjoys running and chasing in the yard with his puppy sibling. However, Tommy would be just as happy if he were the only dog in the household, fetching a toy in the yard with his humans. While a fenced property would be a plus for Tommy to safely explore his surroundings, he will also be fine if his Forever Family accompanies him when he goes outdoors. This adorable fellow prefers to be in close proximity to his people!

Tommy is simply a very easy dog to live with, a serene companion who would appreciate a game of fetch or a leash walk and then some television time with his folks. Even though Tommy is neither stressed nor anxious when his family leaves the house, he would be best in a Forever Home where someone is there most of the time. This adorable fellow just wants to hang out with his humans, and who would not want to spend their waking hours with this amazing pooch?

Please contact Tommy's foster mom at the email address below to let her know that you are eager to welcome this beautiful Springer into your world and to share your life with him. He is a real sweetheart, and he is sure to be a joyous addition to a lucky Forever Family.

Please read the Adoption FAQ and get an Adoption Application approved before inquiring about Tommy.

Contact: Foster Home, Geri Via geralynvia@gmail.com .

Posted: 3/20/18


EMILY
La Crescent, MN

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ESRA#:2004-382FL2005-723TN
Status: AdoptedAdopted
Date:2018-04-012018-04-01
   
Age:14 years13 years
Gender:FemaleMale
Color:Liver & WhiteBlack & White
Weight:44 lbs30
Variety:FieldField
Read about bonded pairs and the benefits of adopting these special best friends.
When we in ESRA say that we commit to our dogs through their lifetimes, we mean it. Emily and Fred were adopted from ESRA as puppies over ten years ago. Recently, their owner died unexpectedly, leaving these two siblings in need of a new home. We took them back into care without question. Because Emily and Fred are a bonded pair, we are looking for an adoptive family who will take them both.

Emily loves to be close to her humans and to be given attention. She adores all people and is good with kids. We have to say that if she has a special talent, it's counter surfing! She does like to eat, and she enjoys keeping busy by chewing on a bully stick or a Kong filled with peanut butter. When Emily sleeps, she prefers to be touching her brother Fred.

Emily is housetrained and healthy. The skin tag under her eye is not a medical concern. (If she were a movie star, we'd call it a beauty mark!) Both Emily and her brother are good with cats.

Fred is a playful boy who loves a squeaky tennis ball and enjoys a game of fetch. He jumps up and down when his people come home! He gets along well with other dogs, but he especially loves his sister, Emily, and he doesn't want to be without her. In fact, he will wait for her to come inside before going all the way in.

This cute guy is very relaxed and not demanding. He is happy to sleep for a portion of the day. Fred loves his "babies" -- his soft, stuffed animal toys. The gingerbread men are his favorite. He howls about once or twice a day, but he never barks.

He is housetrained and healthy, though his floppy outer ear was removed due to cancer a few years ago. We call Fred the one-eared wonder! He's had no recurrence of the disease, and since there is fur that covers his ear, it's not too noticeable.

These two old dears don't really need much except for a family to love and a comfortable place to live. If you would like to give this sweet bonded pair a great retirement home, please contact their case managers at the email address below. Fred and Emily are a really special duo, as their lucky adopters will soon discover.

Please note that an approved adoption application is the first step in a more thorough interview process that is designed to match each dog to exactly the right family, and that the final decision rests with the dog's case manager.

Please read the Adoption FAQ and get an Adoption Application approved before inquiring about Emily.

Contact: ESRA Case Managers, Ellie Starks and Rebecca Thompson springerrescuemidwest@gmail.com .

Posted: 3/22/18


DAISY
Mendota Heights, MN

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Let's play!

ESRA#:2018-21MN
Status: Adopted
Date:2018-03-31
  
Age:7 years
Gender:Female
Color:Black & White
Weight:44 lbs
Variety:Mix
Our sweet, loveable Daisy came to rescue after her owner went into a nursing home. A neighbor contacted ESRA, and we welcomed this charming girl with open arms.

When Daisy arrived, we learned that she is not actually a Springer, but we love her just the same. She came to us sad, confused, and overweight. But once she settled into her foster home, we discovered that Daisy is a joyful, friendly girl who loves to go for walks and bonds quickly to her people. She is housetrained and has free run of the house when her foster family is away. And as you can see from one of her photos, she enjoys car rides--especially when she gets to ride shotgun!

Except for needing to lose some weight, Daisy is healthy. We're happy to report that she is off to a great start with her slimming program. She is spayed, is up to date on all her vaccinations, and has tested negative for heartworm.

There are two resident dogs in Daisy's foster home, and she gets along fine with them, but she would be just as happy as an only dog. All she really requires is a Forever Family to care for her and share the love that Daisy is eager to give and get.

This sweet girl just lights up a room with her happy-go-lucky personality. You really can’t help but smile when you meet her! If you'd like to increase your daily quota of smiles and fun, contact Daisy's case managers at the email address below.

Please note that an approved adoption application is the first step in a more thorough interview process that is designed to match each dog to exactly the right family, and that the final decision rests with the dog's case manager.

Please read the Adoption FAQ and get an Adoption Application approved before inquiring about Daisy.

Contact: ESRA Case Managers, Ellie Starks and Rebecca Thompson springerrescuemidwest@gmail.com .

Posted: 3/05/18


BOOG
Sioux Falls, SD

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Boog at six weeks

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What a good mommy!

ESRA#:2018-6SD
Status: Adopted
Date:2018-03-29
  
Age:5 months
Gender:Male
Color:Unique coat
Weight:10 lbs
Variety:Mix
Meet Boog! He and his siblings were born on January 6, 2018. Rescuers found mom and her babies huddled in an old dog house where she had pulled a little blanket in with her to give birth. Miraculously, three of the four pups survived.

The puppies are growing and learning together in the home of their devoted foster family, and they will be ready to go to their Forever Homes when they turn eight weeks old. Their mama is a purebred Springer, but we don't know the identity of their dad.

Boog is "Mr. Dominant Alpha Dog" in this sibling trio! He is independent, and he can be a little stubborn, but he's very sweet and snuggly when he's tired. He loves his toys, and he loves to eat!

Important notes about puppies:
Because Boog is so young, he will be placed on a neuter contract. This means that in addition to the regular adoption fee, a monetary deposit will be required, and it will be refundable when proof of neuter is supplied to ESRA.

We do not place puppies as presents or surprises. The entire prospective adopting family needs to come to Sioux Falls to meet Boog. Also, please remember that puppies require a lot of care, attention, and training, and they do chew on things. The decision to get a puppy and raise it to be a healthy, happy, and well-adjusted dog is a serious commitment.

Please read the Adoption FAQ and get an Adoption Application approved before inquiring about Boog.

Contact: ESRA Case Managers, Ellie Starks and Rebecca Thompson springerrescuemidwest@gmail.com .

Posted: 2/16/18


DUKE
Inver Grove Heights, MN

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ESRA#:2018-39IA
Status: Adopted
Date:2018-03-22
  
Age:1 years
Gender:Male
Color:Liver & White
Weight:48 lbs
Variety:Field
Hi -- I'm Duke! I came to my foster home after a family turned me in at a shelter. The shelter wasn't sure if it was my former family or another family who found me. But there I was, at the shelter. Then ESRA stepped in and helped me settle into this nice foster home. Let me tell you some things about myself!

First, you should know that I am a great car rider. I got to meet several people on my trip to my foster home, and each of those drivers said I was the perfect travel companion. Although I can be nervous at first, I do like new people after I've had a little time to warm up to them. A Forever Home with just adults will be most comfortable for me.

Once I get to know you, my youthful energy takes over. I am not supposed to jump up, but when I get comfortable and happy, I forget! I also like to run around the yard with a frisbee or ball my mouth.

My foster mom says that I probably did not live inside the house in my past life because we are still working on housetraining. But I'll get it!

Once you persuade me to get into a crate, I settle in and am quiet. I do love food, and I want to learn. I love to play the find-the-ball game. I can find it even if you hide it behind a curtain and I cannot see it. I can also find critters in the yard!

I like other dogs just fine, but I don't remember ever living with a cat. Leash walking? What's that? Is a leash the thing my foster mom got all twisted in when she hooked me up? Oops, that may have been my fault. (I guess I do need work on leash walking.)

I am a happy young guy, and I just want a family of my own so that I can cuddle with my favorite people. Do you have room for me beside you?

Love,
Duke


If you'd like to know more about this friendly, loving dog, please contact Duke's coordinators.

Please note that an approved adoption application is the first step in a more thorough interview process that is designed to match each dog to exactly the right family, and that the final decision rests with the dog's case manager.

Please read the Adoption FAQ and get an Adoption Application approved before inquiring about Duke.

Contact: ESRA Case Managers, Ellie Starks and Rebecca Thompson springerrescuemidwest@gmail.com .

Posted: 2/05/18


JESSIE
Northville, MI

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ESRA#:2017-488MI
Status: Adopted
Date:2018-03-22
  
Age:9 years
Gender:Female
Color:Liver & White
Weight:40 lbs
Variety:Bench
We are pleased to introduce adorable Jessie! This dream girl is super easy to have around the house, and she is a little love bug. Jessie's previous home environment was very hectic, with lots of kids and a large Labrador retriever, so she is now truly relishing her calm, quiet, doting foster home.

After only a few days, this beauty became decidedly comfortable with the resident Springer and settled right into her new, relaxed lifestyle. Jessie quickly learned to use the dog door, and she likes to spend time exploring the fenced yard. She has a lot of spring in her step, bounding around the house and yard with her foster brother. Now with warmer weather, she is also enjoying walks around the neighborhood.

Jessie's foster mom has nicknamed her "Hoover" because her nose works overtime looking for food that might have fallen off the counter or someone's plate. While she's in pursuit of morsels and crumbs, Jessie makes the most darling sniffing noise. Although the trash is in the pantry at her foster home, Jessie has been spotted counter surfing. Therefore, food is never left where she can nab it!

Jessie adores her foster dad, following him all around the house, rolling over for tummy rubs, and sleeping for hours on a dog bed near his feet when he is working. Jessie loves to go for car rides, even if it is to see the vet, and she is an extremely good girl while she's there.

An ideal Forever Family for Jessie will be one with someone who will be at home for a substantial percentage of the time. She also needs a fenced yard to safely explore. Any children in the household should be above the age of twelve. Jessie requires a calm environment, so she would like to be either an only dog or to live with an older, really low-key dog. Jessie also needs an owner who understands leadership, which will allow her to simply relax and just be the little princess she deserves to be.

Jessie has won the hearts of her foster parents because she is so effortless and loving, and she fits into their household flawlessly. (They almost "failed" fostering with Jessie and kept her for themselves!) If you think you could provide what sweet Jessie is looking for in her Forever Home, please reach out to her foster mom at the email address below. She is ready to tell you more wonderful details about this very special girl!

Please read the Adoption FAQ and get an Adoption Application approved before inquiring about Jessie.

Contact: Foster Home , Ruth Libbey rnlibbey@gmail.com .

Posted: 2/26/18


LADY
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ESRA#:2018-12WI
Status: Adopted
Date:2018-03-16
  
Age:3 years
Gender:Female
Color:Liver & White
Weight:40 lbs
Variety:Field
Lady is a sweetheart who was abandoned with her newborn pups. The pups found adoptive homes, and now it's Lady's turn to find her Forever Home.

This pretty girl has responded well to a little attention and a warm bed. She loves human companionship, and she likes having her neck and chin rubbed, as well as receiving a few scratches behind her ears. She “talks” to her foster parents and even smiles! And as you can see from her photos, she loves to have her paw held and to cradle people's hands and arms between her paws.

Lady walks and runs very well on a leash without tugging or pulling. She also rides in a car like a champ. Lady likes squeaky toys and is starting to learn to play fetch. She likes to play, although she is not overly energetic. A reasonable walk or run for exercise during the day seems to satisfy her. She is housetrained and appears to know the basic commands Sit and Come. Her foster family is working with her on Stay.

At her foster home, Lady sleeps on her dog bed all night and willingly leaves shoes, the kitchen garbage can, and her foster family's belongings untouched. She is crated only when her humans are out of the house, and at those times she accepts being crated quite well.

Because Lady doesn't appreciate or enjoy the company of other dogs, we are looking for a Forever Home for her where she can be the only dog. She has not been close enough to a cat for us to determine how she will react. We do know, however, that Lady loves children!

This gentle and friendly girl is looking for her next cuddle partner. If you think you might be the one, please contact Lady's case managers at the email address below.

Please note that an approved adoption application is the first step in a more thorough interview process that is designed to match each dog to exactly the right family, and that the final decision rests with the dog's case manager.

Please read the Adoption FAQ and get an Adoption Application approved before inquiring about Lady.

Contact: ESRA Case Managers, Ellie Starks and Rebecca Thompson springerrescuemidwest@gmail.com .

Posted: 2/19/18


LOUIS
Sioux Falls, SD

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Louis, right, with Boog

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Six-week-old Louis

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ESRA#:2018-5SD
Status: Adopted
Date:2018-03-13
  
Age:5 months
Gender:Male
Color:Unique coat
Weight:10 lbs
Variety:Mix
Meet Louis! He and his siblings were born on January 6, 2018. Rescuers found mom and her babies huddled in an old dog house where she had pulled a little blanket in with her to give birth. Miraculously, three of the four pups survived.

The puppies are growing and learning together in the home of their devoted foster family, and they will be ready to go to their Forever Homes when they turn eight weeks old. Their mama is a purebred Springer, but we don't know the identity of their dad.

Louis loves to be held, especially if you hold him like a baby. His foster mom calls him a super snuggle bug, and she says he's a pretty laidback little guy.

Important notes about puppies:
Because Louis is so young, he will be placed on a neuter contract. This means that in addition to the regular adoption fee, a monetary deposit will be required, and it will be refundable when proof of neuter is supplied to ESRA.

We do not place puppies as presents or surprises. The entire prospective adopting family needs to come to Sioux Falls to meet Louis. Also, please remember that puppies require a lot of care, attention, and training, and they do chew on things. The decision to get a puppy and raise it to be a healthy, happy, and well-adjusted dog is a serious commitment.

Please read the Adoption FAQ and get an Adoption Application approved before inquiring about Louis.

Contact: ESRA Case Managers, Ellie Starks and Rebecca Thompson springerrescuemidwest@gmail.com .

Posted: 2/16/18


ELLIE
Sioux Falls, SD

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ESRA#:2018-7SD
Status: Adopted
Date:2018-03-13
  
Age:5 months
Gender:Female
Color:Unique coat
Weight:10 lbs
Variety:Mix
Meet Ellie! She and her siblings were born on January 6, 2018. Rescuers found mom and her babies huddled in an old dog house where she had pulled a little blanket in with her to give birth. Miraculously, three of the four pups survived.

The puppies are growing and learning together in the home of their devoted foster family, and they will be ready to go to their Forever Homes when they turn eight weeks old. Their mama is a purebred Springer, but we don't know the identity of their dad.

Ellie likes to snuggle, but she is independent. She loves wrestling with her brother Boog!

Important notes about puppies:
Because Ellie is so young, she will be placed on a spay contract. This means that in addition to the regular adoption fee, a monetary deposit will be required, and it will be refundable when proof of spay is supplied to ESRA.

We do not place puppies as presents or surprises. The entire prospective adopting family needs to come to Sioux Falls to meet Ellie. Also, please remember that puppies require a lot of care, attention, and training, and they do chew on things. The decision to get a puppy and raise it to be a healthy, happy, and well-adjusted dog is a serious commitment.

Please read the Adoption FAQ and get an Adoption Application approved before inquiring about Ellie.

Contact: ESRA Case Managers, Ellie Starks and Rebecca Thompson springerrescuemidwest@gmail.com .

Posted: 2/16/18


JACK
Detroit, MI

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ESRA#:2018-26MI
Status: Adopted
Date:2018-03-13
  
Age:3 years
Gender:Male
Color:Liver & White
Weight:35 lbs
Variety:Field
This happy-go-lucky fellow is Jack! He is sweet, smart, playful, and adorable. Jack's previous owners had him since he was a puppy. They loved him very much, but due to their changing work schedules, Jack's needs were not being met. Therefore, his family felt it would be best for him to find a Forever Home where someone would be around more to spend quality time with him.

A wonderful, friendly boy, Jack has adjusted well in his foster home. There he enjoys the company of both his canine foster sibling and a three-year-old human toddler. Social and outgoing, Jack is great with other dogs, and he would prefer a Forever Home with canine companionship. He is untested with cats.

Upon arrival at his foster home, well-mannered Jack stayed off furniture and did not go upstairs. His foster mom encouraged him to do both for the sake of family cuddling, and now Jack gladly snuggles and basks in the affection from his folks. His cutest claim to fame is that he likes to be picked up and held!

This energetic young Springer walks nicely while wearing a harness, sniffing back and forth but not pulling. Jack is well behaved, is a good listener, and is attentive to his people. He knows the basic obedience commands. Jack communicates by barking to alert, but he does not vocalize excessively. With a medium to high activity and exercise level, he loves playing keep-away and catch-me-if-you-can with his foster sibling. Jack's Forever Home will need to have a securely fenced yard to keep him safe as he explores and plays.

Jack is a great car rider, and he was a champ for the vet and the groomer. Like clockwork, this early riser whines to be fed and let out at six a.m. daily. He is housetrained, has proper inside manners, and is trustworthy when his family is away. Jack is crate trained, though he utters a soft growl when he is asked to go to his crate, and he really prefers not to do so. His Forever Family must be patient and use gentle discipline with Jack to establish calm, assertive leadership.

This handsome, sporty guy is eager to spring into action with his lucky new people and their pooch. Jack will be a sheer delight for some fortunate Forever Family. Are you looking for fun addition to your pack? Think Jack!

Please read the Adoption FAQ and get an Adoption Application approved before inquiring about Jack.

Contact: Michigan Coordinator, Kim Marvin sammiebella@hotmail.com .

Posted: 3/01/18

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