SPRINGERS AVAILABLE IN THE MIDWEST
 
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This page was last updated on 9/04/15

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SPRINGER FOSTER PARENTS NEEDED!!

Do you have room in your home and your heart for a Springer in need? We pay for necessary veterinary expenses, including heartworm medications and flea prevention. We ask that you provide food, toys, lots of love, a kind hand, and a safe  home in which a Springer can live temporarily while we seek that perfect Forever Home for him or her.

We do not have a shelter or kennel, and our ability to continue rescuing depends on whether we have a place for the dogs to stay when they are released to our rescue group. We exist entirely on donations and adoption fees, so it is difficult for us to board an animal in a kennel or vet's office since most foster dogs are in our care for two to six weeks.

If you give a rescue dog a temporary home, not only will you save a life, you will vastly improve your own. People who love animals live longer, healthier lives and you'll redecorate your home with fur for free!

If you will consider helping our dogs, please fill out our Foster Home Application or contact your state's coordinator

Thank you for helping in any way you can.

Springers in Illinois        top

ESRA does not have any Springers available for adoption in Illinois. However, we may have dogs in evaluation, or we may know of dogs at area shelters. Contact the state coordinator for information.

Springers in Indiana        top


PERRY
Fort Wayne, IN

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ESRA#:2015-238IN
Status: Adoption Pending
  
Age:21 months
Gender:Male
Color:Tricolor
Weight:65 lbs
Variety:Mix
A Letter from Perry:

Dear future owner,

Please look past the fact that I am not a purebred Springer. Everyone seems to think I am an Aussie/Springer mix, which is a nice combination, I've been told. However, I have the heart of a Springer. Even though I absolutely love my foster mom and follow her everywhere, I do want a home of my own. I would like active people to play with and maybe a cat or a dog as a companion. I get along great with all those critters. Oh--and kids! I absolutely love kids!

My foster mom says that I have no faults. I am calm but playful, and she calls me a gentle teddy bear. I love to be with Mom--she's my favorite person, and I cry when she is away. I do quiet down after she leaves, but I don't like to be on my own. So it would be best if you are home most of the time or if you work from home.

I won't bolt out the door when you open it. I walk well on a leash, and if I'm off the leash I will come back as soon as you call me. The only bad thing about me is that I hate to get a bath. (I figure that when you bathe me, you will find out that there is a lot of me to dry, so you might not do it too often--hee, hee!) I like to chase my soccer ball and play with people's feet. I also like to play tug games, and I don't mind if you win. I recently went to a pet fair, and there I discovered that I love doggie ice cream, cup and all!

Because I've lived in my foster home for a little while, I now know what it means to be an inside dog. My foster family thinks that I was outside most of my life before I came to them. My foster mom says that I need an obedience class for socialization and bonding with my new people, and to learn lots of new things. I am a smart boy!

All I really want is a Forever Home where I can play with my new family during the day and sleep with them at night. Will you open your heart to me?

Love,
Perry


Perry is a very sweet, healthy boy. He is in a foster home with a male and a female Springer as well as a cat. The cat torments him at times, but Perry is tolerant and goes with the flow. He has bonded very strongly to his foster mom, as most Springers would, and that just means that he will bond very strongly to his new family. Perry is neutered, up to date on all his vaccinations, and ready for his next big adventure with people who will give him the love and care he deserves.

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

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

Posted: 8/07/15


FRANKY
Fishers, IN

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Hey--let's play!

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ESRA#:2015-424IN
Status: Adoption Pending
  
Age:6 months
Gender:Male
Color:Tricolor
Weight:12 lbs
Variety:Mix
Here is a video starring FRANKY the WONDER PUPPY!
This little guy is a WONDER PUPPY indeed. His happy-go-lucky personality and gentle temperament will make him a fabulous addition to a lucky family. Born in mid-February, he's looking for his Forever Home, where he can snuggle, play, and snooze the years away.

Franky isn't a full-breed Springer, but please don't tell him! He wants to grow to be as big as his foster brother. Franky's markings, eyes, and personality are all Springer, but his size is petite. When he is fully grown, Franky will weigh about twenty-five pounds--small in size, but WONDERful in nature.

As a typical puppy, Franky loves to play, and he really enjoys romps in the yard with his foster brother. He loves chew toys, but he easily parts with them upon request. Franky is gentle with his toys, and he thinks it's WONDERful to snuggle up to his stuffed monkey while taking a long afternoon snooze.

Franky is a smart little guy. He's housetrained already! However, his tiny puppy bladder needs to grow and become stronger so that he will be able to hold himself all day. Currently he can go about five hours without needing to go out. During the night, Franky lets his foster parents know when he needs to go out by waking them up with gentle ear licks and playful nudges. They think that's pretty WONDERful!

His foster family is working with Franky on basic commands. He knows Sit, Come, No, and, of course, Treat! He's learning quickly and is WONDERfully eager to please. However, he could star in his own agility cartoon, so watch the counter! This little guy has learned that he can jump up onto the stool if he gets a good running start. Thus far he hasn't counter surfed, but he has just sat on the stool to check out the world above him.

Franky came to ESRA from a shelter in Indiana. His owner was unable to care for him properly and decided that it would be best for Franky to find a WONDERful new family. He was flea infested and had lost a lot of fur on his ears. Franky is now healthy and free of fleas, and the fur on his ears is coming in nicely.

If you are looking for a small Springer who is big on personality, please consider FRANKY the WONDER PUPPY. He has so much love, affection, and play to offer to the right family.

Please note: Because Franky does not like to be crated, he will only be adopted to a family who will allow him to be confined when necessary to a room or play area rather than in a crate.

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

Contact: Coordinator, Lisa Naddy Goertemiller IndianaSpringers@sbcglobal.net .

Posted: 8/01/15


MOLLY
South Bend, IN

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Sassy, left, and Molly, right

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Before their dramatic weight loss

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ESRA#:2015-222IN2015-223IN
Status: Adoption PendingAdoption Pending
   
Age:6 years6 years
Gender:FemaleFemale
Color:Liver & WhiteLiver & White
Weight:66 lbs47
Variety:BenchBench
Read about bonded pairs and the benefits of adopting these special best friends.
Molly and Sassy are sweet sisters whose family could no longer give them a home. When they were taken into ESRA's care, they were both overweight due to not enough exercise and too much love in the form of food. The girls were very healthy except for their weight. They were placed on a special weight-reduction metabolic diet as well as a regular exercise regimen. Their foster dad has been very diligent in following their weight management program, and now Sassy is at a normal 47 pounds and has reached her goal. Molly has lost a total of 24 pounds and is now at 66 pounds. She has just a few more pounds to go!

Both Molly and Sassy have very affectionate personalities, and they love to cuddle and get hugs. They are completely devoted to each other as well as to their people. They enjoy being with adults and children. Molly likes to relax at your feet, while Sassy prefers to be in your lap. Our lovely ladies are good with other dogs, and they get along great with their goldendoodle foster brother. They have not been around cats, but we suspect that they would be fine with them.

The girls' personalities are very complementary. Molly is quite mellow and is not one who feels the need to play and exercise on her own, so she needs a little encouragement to play. However, she does show great spirit and plenty of energy, and she loves to go for her daily walks. This spirit is a big reason that Molly’s weight loss has been so successful.

Sassy, on the other hand, acts more like a puppy and is more than eager to chase a ball, play tug-of-war, and do whatever it takes to get your attention. Sassy is very eager to please, but at the same time, she is shy with strangers and is pretty submissive with people. This makes her very trainable.

Currently, both dogs know the commands Sit, Come, and No. They aren’t much for doing tricks, but this hasn’t really been a priority since their diet limits the number of treats they can have. Sassy and Molly are good on leash unless a rabbit or bird comes along. When that happens, they may give a good tug, but they can be handled fairly easily. They are housetrained and will let you know when they need to go outside.

The best thing about these sisters, besides their gentle dispositions, is they have no bad habits such as digging, escaping, stealing, chewing, or counter surfing. However, they obviously won’t pass up any chance to get food, so they can be quite persistent beggars. Their adopters will need to show discipline to keep them on their diet.

Molly and Sassy are a really great pair of dogs, and they will be very loyal and loving companions. They need a Forever Family who can give them regular walks and other exercise, will watch their diet, and is ready to shower these homebodies with the love and attention they deserve.

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

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

Posted: 7/20/15

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CLYDE
Woodbine, IA

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ESRA#:2015-221MN
Status: Available
  
Age:10 years
Gender:Male
Color:Liver & White
Weight:72 lbs
Variety:Bench
Howdy! I'm Clyde, and I'm looking for my Forever Home. I'm a really sweet boy--very gentle, friendly, and loving. I love dogs, cats, and kids! I'm completely housetrained, and I enjoy free rein of the house all the time at my foster home. Overall, I'm just a quiet boy who wants to be loved.

My foster folks are retired now, so they're home most of the time, and I really do like that. I lie near Dad's feet with my blanket and pillow when he's watching TV, and I lie at Mom's feet when she's on the computer. But I do have energy for the Springer things, too! My foster brother has taught me how to chase those pesky rabbits and flush them from their hiding places. But when the action is over, I love to lounge outside and soak in the sun. I sure do appreciate the fresh air and listening to the birds chirping, cars driving by, and kids getting home from school and off the school bus.

I get along famously with my foster brother. We even sort of take turns getting loved on. Walks are one of my favorite things. I'm pretty good on a leash. I don't pull unless I see one of those rabbits! I'm really good at the vet's office, and I also like to be groomed.

Well, that's all for now. I need to go and lie on my foster dad's feet to keep them warm. Just remember--if you're looking for an easygoing buddy to keep you company and show you affection, I'm your man!

Love,
Clyde


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.

UPDATE, 6/16/15, from Clyde's foster family: We have found that Clyde needs open space. He would not do well in a small yard, as he needs to run around and explore. He loves to play fetch with the grandkids, and he thrives on being outside. Clyde now knows his boundaries and doesn't need to be leashed for his walks. He is becoming quite social, and he and his foster brother are buddies. There are no issues with food or anything like that. Clyde is just a gentle giant--the only issue we can see is that he's a bed hog! But he's such a lovable guy that we don't really care.

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

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

Posted: 5/06/15

PRINCE
Iowa City, IA

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ESRA#:2015-177MN
Status: Available
  
Age:11 years
Gender:Male
Color:Liver & White
Weight:38 lbs
Variety:Field
Prince is a beautiful but a fragile boy. He's fit and trim and, true to his name, he possesses a regal bearing. Prince is an extremely gentle and friendly guy who loves people and other dogs. Prince looks and acts half his age, or even younger. No one believes us when we say that he's eleven years old. He still has a puppy's excitement about long walks, and he loves to run if he is given the chance.

However, Prince suffers from extreme separation anxiety. He had lived with one family since puppyhood, but they moved and couldn't take him along. He went to the animal shelter, where his anxiety was first noticed. Prince was soon adopted by a new family, but his anxiety and feelings of abandonment continued. It got to the point where he would be destructive when left alone, resulting in damage to walls, door frames, and curtains. The new family returned Prince to the shelter, and that's when ESRA stepped in.  

Prince started showing these tendencies in his new foster home. He's now taking the anti-depressant Clomicalm, which helps, although it is not a cure. Prince is no longer destructive, and he seems to manage when his foster parents are gone for short periods of time. He has become very dependent on the resident Springer. Prince still gets upset (barking and whimpering) when his canine friend is taken out for a walk, even if a person stays in the house with Prince.  

Prince eats well. He is housetrained, and he understands cats. He expects to be invited onto the sofa or bed for snuggles. He does need some additional leash training because although he usually walks well on a leash, he will pull hard when he sees other dogs or critters.

Prince's new family should be experienced dog owners who are willing to work on a behavior modification program to gradually acclimate Prince to being alone for longer and longer periods. Until then, someone will need to be home with Prince most of the time. It is important that Prince's new family have a regular and active routine. He loves long, brisk walks and would benefit from having a secure place to run. Prince needs to be in a family with another dog or dogs, as he depends on them as companions and playmates.

Would you like to be the king or queen in the eyes of this young-at-heart boy? He will return all your love tenfold if you treat him like the Prince he is!

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 Prince.

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

Posted: 5/27/15

Springers in Kansas        top
Note: Kansas City, MO is listed in the Missouri Section. Look there for more dogs.

OLIVER
Hutchinson, KS

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ESRA#:2013-70MO
Status: Available
  
Age:4 years
Gender:Male
Color:Liver & White
Weight:50 lbs
Variety:Bench
Oliver is a handsome boy who is housetrained, neutered, and up to date on his vaccines. He is doing very well under ESRA's care and enjoys being with his foster mom and his canine foster siblings.

Oliver loves to run around in the backyard, lounge on the couch, and get belly rubs. He is doing well on his leash. One of Oliver's most favorite activities is to go on car rides for ice cream cones!  

This sweet guy is very affectionate and has a lot of love to give. All he really wants is to find his Forever Family so that he can share that love with them. If you are interested in Big O, please contact his case manager by telephone or e-mail right away!

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

Contact: Mark Samuel, 816-803-8962 msamuel@arrowtruck.com .

Posted: 12/10/14

Springers in Michigan        top

LINCOLN
Ortonville, MI

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ESRA#:2015-381MI
Status: Available
  
Age:2 years
Gender:Male
Color:Liver & White
Weight:43 lbs
Variety:Field
Meet Lincoln, a young, handsome boy who was picked up as a stray by animal control. When nobody claimed him, ESRA stepped in and was more than happy to help this dear soul. Lincoln is a keeper, and whoever adopts him is going to get a great dog!

His foster mom says that Lincoln is a wonderful, youthful, peaceful, sound, "Eagle Scout" type of guy. He has adjusted to his foster home very quickly. He loves the resident Springers, and he now follows their feeding and bedtime routines. Like so many of this family's former fosters, Lincoln has taken on the responsibility of walking his blind foster brother to his crate at bedtime. After tucking him in, Lincoln then walks to his own crate. What a sweet boy!

So far, Lincoln has not displayed any bad habits. He is housetrained and crate trained. He does not get into the garbage, countersurf, beg, or bark. Lincoln does not get on the furniture, and he has never chewed on anything that was not a dog toy. Lincoln is fabulous on leash, and he walks almost every evening with other dogs in the neighborhood. He is not the clingy, Velcro sort; rather Lincoln is a quiet, calm dog in the house.
 
Lincoln would make an ideal candidate for performance events such as agility, obedience, tracking, or dock diving if his Forever Family wanted to participate in these sports with him. Lincoln adores one-on-one attention when he learns new tasks. He also appreciates the security of his fenced backyard, where he plays and wrestles with his foster brothers. Lincoln is a lover, not a fighter, and he respects each of his foster siblings when one has a toy which he would prefer to keep to himself.

This intelligent, patient boy is especially understanding of his blind Springer foster brother. Lincoln does not mind being bumped into even if he is going potty or drinking from the water bowl. He does not retaliate, hold a grudge, or even really notice the intrusion. This amiable fellow treats everyone the same. Lincoln will hold out a tug rope to see if his blind foster sibling wants to play. Of course he always does, and clever Lincoln has figured out that when the toy touches the blind dog, they can play! When the fun gets too rowdy, they take their game to the backyard.

Lincoln is an absolute dream. This amazingly balanced boy would thrive in a loving Forever Home with a safe outdoor space and another fun-loving, playful canine companion. Is that your dog barking at you to contact Lincoln's foster mom pronto? She is full of praise for Lincoln and has several stories about him, so listen to your dog and drop her an e-mail right now!

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

Contact: Foster Home, Geri Via chipjetping@yahoo.com .

Posted: 7/31/15


HANK
Lawrence, MI

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ESRA#:2015-445MI
Status: Adoption Pending
  
Age:2 years
Gender:Male
Color:Tricolor
Weight:47 lbs
Variety:Bench
Are you searching our website for your dream dog? Did these captivating pictures draw you into this particular Springer's story? Well, read on and learn about handsome little Hank.

Hank is a happy, healthy, beautiful, young tricolor boy. He was well cared for and truly adored by his previous owner. However, due to a significant life event, Hank was lovingly surrendered to ESRA, and he is now seeking his Forever Home.

This sweet guy gets along great with the resident Springer pup in his foster home. It did take a good couple of weeks for Hank to bond with his frisky foster brother and to learn his place in the pack, but now he is playful and comfortable. Hank can be a little reserved at first in new situations, but after that initial shyness, he warms up to you quickly. It may be best for Hank to be the only dog in his Forever Home as he is an attention hog and wants to be as close as possible to his humans. If Hank is placed as an only dog, we recommend that he continue to interact with other canines in a controlled setting such as doggy daycare. Hank pays little attention to his foster family's outdoor cat, chickens, and horse, although he does like to watch the birds and will occasionally bark at them.
 
Hank's favorite pastime is being a couch potato--really! His foster family says that they have never seen a two-year-old who likes to sleep as much as Hank does. And he will fall asleep anywhere, but preferably on top of his foster dad! Hank is a big snuggle bug who prefers to be next to (or on the lap of) his people at all times.

This well-behaved youngster listens very attentively and knows the commands Sit, Stay, Down, Come, Leave It, and Off, among others. He walks nicely on leash, and when he is off lead he sticks right by you and will not venture too far away.  Hank also loves the water and will venture into anything aquatic from a kiddie pool to a pond to a Great Lake!  

Overall, Hank is an absolute dream puppy! His foster parents know in their hearts that whoever adopts this delightful fellow will be truly lucky. To learn more about this adorable, precious guy or to schedule a meet-and-greet, please contact his foster mom at the e-mail address below.

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

Contact: Foster Home, Jennifer Rhyner jenniferrhyner@gmail.com .

Posted: 8/21/15

Springers in Minnesota        top

MAX
Hopkins, MN

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ESRA#:2015-448WI
Status: Available
  
Age:4 years
Gender:Male
Color:Black & White
Weight:55 lbs
Variety:Bench
Say hello to Max! He came to ESRA when his owners moved and couldn't take him with them. This Velcro boy is a lover, and he likes to give kisses. He knows the commands Sit and Shake, and he takes treats gently. He likes toys with squeakers, and he enjoys playing ball, although he won't always bring the ball back. Max's build is stocky, and he is carrying a little bit of extra weight. He would benefit from losing about five pounds.

Smart and energetic Max will do best in a home in which his owners will provide structure and boundaries. An obedience class is recommended. He responds well to firm, gentle guidance. Max's foster mom says that he needs a job to do. Therefore, performance events such as agility, tracking, or dock diving would be right up his alley.

Max is selective about his interactions with other dogs, and he would prefer to be the only dog in the house. He doesn't have a selection meter for cats; he simply doesn't like them! Any children in Max's home should be at least ten years old, as he tends to jump up and could therefore knock over little ones.

His foster mom says that Max is a silly boy who wiggles on his back every day. She walks him daily, and she says that he is learning to act more like a gentleman on the leash. Max is on the verge of being a shining star of a Springer. If you would like to know more about this handsome guy, please contact his case managers at the e-mail 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 Max.

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

Posted: 8/31/15

JORDY
Minneapolis, MN

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ESRA#:2015-457MN
Status: Available
  
Age:10 years
Gender:Male
Color:Liver & White
Weight:47 lbs
Variety:Field
We would like to thank Angela Boone of Angela Boone Photography in Roseville, Minnesota for generously donating the photos of Jordy displayed here. Visit her website.
Sweet Jordy was picked up by animal control as he was wandering in the country. Our best guess is that he is around ten or eleven years old. Jordy is a dear senior guy who is adjusting to the indoor life at his foster home and is enjoying it!

Jordy gets along well with the foster family's resident small dogs, and he is learning to live with cats. He will back off quickly if they hiss and stand up to him. Jordy walks perfectly on leash and loves taking strolls, meeting the neighbors along the way. His favorite pastime is sniffing around the fenced yard, but in true Springer fashion, he loves following his person around, too.

Because he can no longer hear and his peripheral vision is impaired, a home without children would be best for Jordy. He does well with hand signals and will Sit, Lie Down, and Stay. As he is deaf, he will need a securely fenced yard to keep him safe. Jordy is truly the sweetest of sweethearts, and he is so easy to have around. Do you have a soft place in your heart and your home for Jordy to spend his retirement years?

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 Jordy.

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

Posted: 8/22/15

WILLIE
St. Paul, MN

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ESRA#:2014-405MN
Status: Available
  
Age:5 years
Gender:Male
Color:Liver & White
Weight:43 lbs
Variety:Bench
We would like to thank Sarah Ernhart of Sarah Beth Photography, Minneapolis/Saint Paul, for generously donating the photos of Willie displayed here. Visit her website.
Little Willie sat in a shelter for a month hoping that his family would come take him home. When it was clear no one was coming for him, the shelter staff contacted ESRA saying they had a sad little boy there that needed our help. What they didn't tell us — or maybe what Willie had kept to himself and hadn't told anyone — was that Willie was in a great deal of pain.

Once Willie was in our foster program and in a vet's care, his secret was found out and we have welcomed Willie not only to ESRA but to our Special Needs program! Click on the Special Needs heart icon to read about Willie's problem and help us raise the funds to promise another precious Springer a hopeful future!

In the shelter, Willie was nervous and unhappy — cowering in the corner of his kennel most of the time. Once in foster care, his personality changed almost overnight — he's happy, he's friendly, he's eager to please, and he's a real sweetheart! He's already neutered and up to date on all his shots.

As soon as his "special need" is taken care of, he will be one delightful addition to the Forever Family that he chooses. Stay tuned to this spot so you'll know when he's ready to meet you!

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UPDATE 8/10/15 Well, that day has arrived! Willie is ready to find his Forever Home!

Willie loves people and loves to cuddle. Although Willie doesn't currently live with children, he has encountered kids during his time in foster care and did well with supervision. Older kids tend to get him excited, but when they pet him, he will lie down and roll over for a belly rub.

He is good in the house, and outside he is a typical Springer with lots of energy. He loves his walks and is a good walker with a no-pull harness. He can run in the fenced dog park for an hour a day and likes to chase squirrels and rabbits. Because he chooses not to listen to his foster parents when he is on the hunt for a critter, Willie will need a fenced yard.

Although the ACL surgeries made his knees joint-stable and afforded him more mobility and less pain, Willie does have some arthritis in his legs. Therefore, he will need to be on pain medications Gabapentin and Rimadyl for the rest of his life. If he overexercises, cold packs work well also. His foster mom adjusts the pain meds as needed.

Because he is so energetic and doesn't understand that he can't overdo it, Willie's new family should monitor to make sure he stays within his exercise limits. It will also be important to keep his weight down so his joints aren't taxed.

Willie is looking forward to meeting his new family and taking the position of Master Snuggler!

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

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

Posted: 7/25/14

WHEELS
Rochester, MN

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ESRA#:2015-366ND
Status: Available
  
Age:4 months
Gender:Male
Color:Liver & White
Weight:10 lbs
Variety:Field
Click here, here, and here to see three videos of Wheels exploring and playing!
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For this special puppy, Wheels is both a name and an inspirational cheer. Wheels was born with a congenital defect of his spine, which causes weakness in his hind legs and an unsteady gait. He was seen by a neurologist at the University of Minnesota, who diagnosed Wheels with spina bifida, a malformation of the spinal cord and vertebrae. In his case, several vertebrae have stacked up, leaving a visible bump in his back.

In all other ways, Wheels is a healthy, growing pup. He loves to play with his canine foster siblings, often instigating the game by barking and play-growling. He loves to eat, and he wastes no time in the morning letting his people know that he's hungry and it's time for breakfast!

Wheels knows his name and comes when he's called. He loves exploring the yard and the house, chewing on rawhides, playing with toys, and snuggling with his people at the end of the day. When he sleeps, he likes to burrow his head into the crook of an arm or the fold of a blanket.

This little cutie is well behaved in his crate when his foster family is away, and he can sleep through the night without a potty break. Wheels is well on his way to housetraining, although that's still a work in progress.

The neurologist suggested limiting the number of stairs Wheels uses. While he can use his back legs to push himself up a staircase, he has difficulty going down and sometimes tumbles. Therefore, a home with as few stairs as possible will be best for him.

What is the prognosis for Wheels? It is unlikely that surgery will be an option. Until Wheels is skeletally mature at around eight to ten months of age, the vet suggested that he should continue to be his puppy self and that his people monitor him for changes or pain.

Of course, Wheels doesn't know he has a disability. He is tenacious, he is happy, and he is proof that it's hard to keep a good dog down!

We are in search of a special adoptive home for Wheels, as he deserves the love and support of a family committed to nurturing him and helping him lead a healthy canine life. If you'd like to learn more about Wheels, please contact his case managers at the e-mail 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 Wheels.

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

Posted: 7/24/15

DIEGO
Burnsville, MN

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ESRA#:2014-382MN
Status: Available
  
Age:13 years
Gender:Male
Color:Black & White
Weight:40 lbs
Variety:Field
Diego entered ESRA's care when his owner died. We don't know much about Diego's past, but he tells us that all that matters is his future! High on the priority list for his happy future is taking care of a painful condition that Diego has been living with for quite some time. So we welcome Diego to ESRA’s Special Needs program while he continues to settle in to foster care. Click the “heart icon” to read about his special need, but read on here to find out what a wonderful Springer he is!

The first thing you should know about Diego is that he loves attention. He rubs against you happily when you pet him, he rests his head in your lap if you're occupied, and he is content to lie at or on your feet for hours. Diego also loves to roll. Many times every day he can be found rolling around on his bed, on the floor, or in the grass. It is entertaining and heartwarming to see him so happy.

Diego has become a happy and well-adjusted dog in his foster home, where situations are predictable for him. Diego has mild separation anxiety. The first couple of weeks in his foster home were rough for him because he didn't want to be left alone at all. Diego stays in an exercise pen while his foster mom is gone and has not been left loose unsupervised for more than half an hour. Due to training, careful management, and time, we're proud to report that Diego can now be left home alone for a full work day. This training will need to be repeated in his new Forever Home as he adjusts to his new environment.

We discovered that Diego does not like it when strangers reach out to pet him. Therefore, a protocol is followed so that greetings are predictable for Diego and he gets to choose who pets him and who doesn't. His foster mom has worked very hard to earn his trust, and Diego now understands that he does not have to meet everyone who wants to meet him. This is working very well, and he no longer worries about people walking toward him.

The ideal Forever Home for Diego will have very few or no stairs (or it will have ramps over the stairs) because of his "special need." Since Diego has continued to be overly interested in the cats in his foster home, he should go to a home without cats. However, he enjoys the company of other dogs. Diego is not your average senior dog. He is as active as you'll let him be, and he is quite a thinker, as well. He knows the commands Down, Sit, Stand, Crawl, Leg Weaves, Spin Left, Spin Right, and Kennel. He is so much fun to train because he loves to learn. He would not do well in a home that uses force, but he thrives on positive-reinforcement training methods.

Diego would love for his new owners to be home quite a bit, and he hopes they will enjoy taking him for a few short walks a day. This affectionate boy needs and deserves a home where he will be cared for and valued as the special dog he is.

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 Diego.

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

Posted: 10/17/14


GILBERT BROWN
Cannon Falls, MN

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ESRA#:2015-315MN
Status: Adoption Pending
  
Age:9 years
Gender:Male
Color:Liver & White
Weight:40 lbs
Variety:Bench
Gilbert Brown is his name, but you can call him Gilbert. He is a handsome and happy guy who loves to run and hang around with his people and his canine siblings. Gilbert absolutely loves the company of other dogs, so he should have one or more four-legged companions in his Forever Home. Gilbert is a total snuggle bug who seeks your attention and love. He would happily join you on the couch and would love to sleep with you at the edge of your bed.

Gilbert was rescued last winter from a scary outside environment, and this experience created some separation anxiety issues for him. His foster family has been working hard to help him cope with and overcome those issues. Gilbert is crate trained, but he does not need a crate at his foster home, where he has earned full run of the house. If he is crated, he will need to be crated with another dog.

Gilbert is a true Springer who has a cute, happy spring. He just LOVES to run, and he's a great swimmer. He could use more training on recall, but reverse psychology works quite well on him. If you pretend to walk away, he will soon follow you. Gilbert enjoys lounging on his dog bed in his foster mom's office, and he just wants to be a part of the human and dog family. Gilbert is a good-looking guy with a small, compact build. He participates fully in multiple daily walks and other activities, and he acts younger than his chronological age.

Sweet Gilbert Brown just needs his people around him the majority of the time, as well as at least one other dog to be his buddy. Gilbert is patiently waiting for his Forever Family to find him and fall in love! If you think that's your family, contact his case managers at the e-mail 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 Gilbert Brown.

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

Posted: 7/04/15


JULIA
Eagan, MN

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ESRA#:2015-135SD
Status: Adoption Pending
  
Age:10 years
Gender:Female
Color:Black & White
Weight:30 lbs
Variety:Field
UPDATE 6/23/15: Julia has a new role in ESRA's foster community. She is now in our Special Needs program. Click the heart icon to read more about it.
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UPDATE, 5/24/15: We are pleased to report that Julia is now completely housetrained! She has full run of the house all day with no problems.
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This petite sweetheart is Julia. She is a lovely and precious girl who came to ESRA after a lifetime of having litters. Now, for the first time in her own life, she is able to experience the love of a family. ESRA is giving her nothing less than the royal treatment--she has now been spayed, has had her vaccinations, and has even had her teeth cleaned. She must feel like a brand new girl.

Julia lives in a foster family with three teenage daughters, and does she soak up their attention? You bet she does! She loves to lie on the couch and is ready to be a lap dog for just about anyone. She loves kids of all ages.

Julia has been working on housetraining and has learned to go on a pad in the house, but she is well on her way to transitioning to outdoor pottying. She prefers to be chaperoned outside while she does her business. Julia's new home should have a fenced yard for her protection.

This smart girl will show things with her nose. She walks well on a leash. Julia lives with two other dogs and gets along with them, but she does like her own space sometimes, too. Loud noises startle her. Julia has recently mastered staircases, which were previously foreign to her, and she is starting to understand the concept of toys. This girl has come a long way in a few short weeks.

Julia is ready to start a life that is finally all about her! If you are ready to give this girl the attention and devotion she deserves, please contact her case managers.

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 Julia.

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

Posted: 4/11/15

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JAKE
Kansas City, MO

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ESRA#:2015-355MO
Status: Available
  
Age:14 months
Gender:Male
Color:Black & White
Weight:45 lbs
Variety:Bench
Jake is a young, beautiful Springer who was relinquished by his family because they could not spend the time with him that he needs. He is a wonderful boy with a lot of fun energy and a sweet personality.

Jake is housetrained and crate trained. He has a prey drive, and he likes hunting critters in the backyard. He enjoys going on walks.

Jake gets along with submissive, calm dogs. He loves receiving affection from people. Jake is neutered and up to date on his vaccinations. If you are interested in more information about this handsome boy, please contact his case manager by telephone or e-mail.

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

Contact: Mark Samuel, 816-803-8962 msamuel@arrowtruck.com .

Posted: 6/22/15

LEO
Kansas City, MO

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ESRA#:2014-241MO
Status: Available
  
Age:5 years
Gender:Male
Color:Liver & White
Weight:50 lbs
Variety:Bench
Leo is in foster care and is seeking his Forever Home. He is up to date on his vaccinations and has recently been neutered. Leo and Libby, also listed in the Missouri section of the web page, came from the same home. They were breeding springers that were relinquished to ESRA.

Leo is housetrained and kennel trained, and he is full of love. He is a tall Springer, and at fifty pounds he is a good-sized boy. However, Leo definitely sees himself as a lap dog! He enjoys sitting on your lap while you're on the couch watching TV. He loves to stick close to his owners and shower them with affection whenever he can.

Leo is getting along well with the other dogs at his foster home. He enjoys spending time in the backyard, and he will need a fenced yard at his Forever Home, as he likes to explore. Leo is a very happy boy, and he loves car rides. He is doing great on the leash, too!

If you are interested in Leo, please contact his foster dad by telephone or e-mail. You'll be glad that you did, because this handsome boy will make a wonderful addition to some lucky family!

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

Contact: Mark Samuel, 816-803-8962 msamuel@arrowtruck.com .

Posted: 5/01/14

LIBBY
Kansas City, MO

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ESRA#:2014-242MO
Status: Available
  
Age:3 years
Gender:Female
Color:Liver & White
Weight:35 lbs
Variety:Bench
Libby is in foster care and is seeking her Forever Home. She is up to date on her vaccinations and has recently been spayed. She and Leo, also listed in the Missouri section of the web page, came from the same home. They were breeding Springers that were relinquished to ESRA.

Libby is a very sweet girl. This petite and dainty little lady can be a bit shy until she gets to know new people or a new environment. She is doing very well in her foster home. She is very submissive and is getting along with all the other dogs she is now living with.

Libby is housetrained and kennel trained and loves resting on the back of the couch, like a kitty cat! She enjoys car rides, does well on the leash, and does very well in the fenced in backyard. Her new home will need to have a fenced yard for her protection.

If you would like to find out more about lovely Libby and how you can make her a part of your life, please contact her foster dad by telephone or e-mail.

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

Contact: Mark Samuel, 816-803-8962 msamuel@arrowtruck.com .

Posted: 5/01/14


FIFI
Kansas City, MO

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ESRA#:2014-670MO
Status: Deceased
Date:2015-08-05
  
Age:8 years
Gender:Female
Color:Black & White
Weight:30 lbs
Variety:Bench
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We are saddened to report that Fifi has crossed the Rainbow Bridge.
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Fifi is a very sweet girl, a "little charmer" who has a lot of love to give. She was rescued by ESRA with a ready-made pack of Springers known as the Magic Missouri 11. We're singling Fifi out from the group now because she has a "special need" that we want everyone to know about. Please click on the heart icon above and you can go straight to her Special Needs page.

This petite darling loves to be a lap girl. She is very vocal with her people, and she has a lot to say. Fifi is really just a bundle of joy! She does well in her foster home and in her kennel. She is great with other dogs.

Fifi is in good health. She is up to date on her vaccines and has been spayed, so she is ready to find her Forever Home. If you would like to know more about sweet Fifi, please get in touch with the Missouri Coordinator. His contact information is below, and he will be happy to give you all the details about this little charmer!

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

Contact: Mark Samuel, 816-803-8962 msamuel@arrowtruck.com .

Posted: 3/02/15

Springers in Nebraska        top
Adoptions for Nebraska are coordinated by the ESRA Rocky Mountain Region, which also includes Colorado, Utah, and Wyoming. The ESRA West Region has more dogs in that area. Contact the state coordinator for more information.

BENELLI
Arnold, NE

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ESRA#:2015-335NE
Status: Available
  
Age:9 years
Gender:Female
Color:Black & White
Weight:41 lbs
Variety:Field
From Benelli's foster family: Get ready to hunt up some good Springer love with this great dog! Miss Benelli or, as we call her, Nellie Bee, is the dog for everyone. Nellie's former family enjoyed hunting, and they spent many happy hours with her in the field. At day's end, she was their adored family dog. Nellie reflects the love she received from her people. She is happy, loving, and obedient.   

Nellie has been trained to all basic commands. She is housetrained and invisible-fence trained. She walks well on a leash, loves to go for car rides, does great with other dogs, and adores people of all ages. We do not know how she behaves around cats. Miss Nellie enjoys snuggling with you and following you around when you do chores. She is just a love bug!

We had to laugh at Nellie during her first few days with us. All of the foster dogs get a treat in the morning when they sit quietly. Imagine six Springers all sitting and waiting for a treat. Not to be outdone for attention, Nellie not only sat, but sat up. Smart girl--she got the first treat!

Nellie may be older, but she is not old. She still jumps into the car and has been known to jump into our bed, too. She loves to hunt for things in the yard, alerting us to new discoveries. She shows no signs of arthritis. She just had her teeth cleaned and is up to date on all of her vet work.

This is truly one sweetie-pie of a dog! For more information on Benelli, please contact us at the e-mail address below.

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

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

Posted: 7/20/15

SOX
Arnold, NE

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ESRA#:2015-4CO
Status: Available
  
Age:3 years
Gender:Male
Color:Liver & White
Weight:45 lbs
Variety:Bench
UPDATE from Sox's foster mom, 7/25/15: Time and patience heal so many things. Sweet, funny Sox has come out of his shell! He has surprised us time and again with how loving he is with people. We have had him at the vet, where he was an excellent patient. He got a rave review from the groomer about how well he behaved; he even offered his paws to be groomed.

Sox has been around older children, and he loves to play with them. My nieces visited for a couple of weeks, and he thought they were the best. Their mother used Sox to get them up in the mornings! Sox greets all of our guests with excitement and brings them his toys. He enjoys their attention. He has become a very content house dog, staying inside all day by himself while we are at work.

Sox still has issues with other dogs. Though we are working on this, we definitely recommend that he be an only dog. We will never give up on Sox. We know that his Forever Family is out there, searching to find their perfect dog. Love will lead them to each other.
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I buy all my socks with holes in them. Otherwise, how would I get my feet in them? - Jarod Kintz


From Sox's foster family: The above quote is funny, but true. Our happy guy, Sox, is much like this saying. It may take you a bit of time to understand him, but once you, do you will realize his importance in your life.

Sox came to ESRA as a stray. He followed a woman home and entered her garage when she pulled in. She searched for his owner, but none was found. It is as if Sox just up and decided that he was ready to begin a new life.

This fuzzy boy has made himself at home here. It has not been a quick transition for him because he was unsure if all people were to be trusted. He loved being in the house, but he did not care for or need affection from people. He was comfortable being by himself alone and receiving good food and a warm, dry bed. Slowly, however, he began to trust us. He started by greeting us like a normal Springer when we came home from work, wiggling, bouncing, and running from room to room--and every now and then, he gave us a kiss! Then he started a game: Steal a shoe and trade for a treat. Yep--he trained us to do it every day! Later he began to join us in the living room when we watched TV. He would keep his distance, but he was there. Once again, at his own pace, he gradually moved closer and closer to us. One day he discovered the joys of getting his ears scratched, and he relaxed into a full body rub down. Now he is working up the courage to sit next to us on the couch.

Sox had similar struggles in getting used to being with a group of dogs. He was very defensive with them and would growl any time they were near. However, he now enjoys their company.

Outside, Sox is a totally different dog. There he is very relaxed and happy. He loves to follow you while you work at yard chores or go for walks. He is also delighted to go for car rides with you.

Sox is very fond of treats. It is easy to teach him new things using a treat as the motivator. He has learned to Sit, Shake, use a doggy door, and respect the boundaries of an invisible fence. He sleeps in a crate at night so no one will disturb him. He stays in the house by himself all day without any accidents while we are at work.

Since Sox is still discovering his place in the human world, we will not place him in a home with children. He is especially fearful when a person makes direct eye contact and puts his or her face up to his (for instance zooming in to give him a kiss). Every day he is more relaxed with this move, but we prefer to be cautious.

We know that the holes Sox has in his learning can be filled in with love. We will be patient in matching Sox to a new family that is willing to help mend the gaps in his life. Patience, love, and gentleness describe the right fit for Sox. When you realize that Sox's hole is where your heart belongs, you will have a new Forever Friend.

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

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

Posted: 5/05/15

MAIZY
Omaha, NE

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ESRA#:2011-225IA
Status: Available
  
Age:14 years
Gender:Female
Color:Black & White
Weight:45 lbs
Variety:Field
Please say hello to Miss Maizy! Maizy loves to be loved, and she loves to be next to you. What Maizy would really love is to have someone in her family that will follow her around and pet her all the time. Maizy also loves bunnies! The resident bunny at her foster home keeps her very entertained. So Miss Maizy does have a good hunting instinct, but she has never had any formal training.

Maizy also loves treats. She will do almost anything for you if you give her a treat! She is housetrained and is working on learning all the house rules at her foster home. So far she is an excellent student and is doing very well. Maizy loves to go for walks, and she is trying to be a good dog on the leash. She still pulls a little bit, but this is mostly because she is so excited about going for a walk!

Maizy is good with other dogs, but she may have trouble with another alpha dog, because she likes to think of herself as the queen! She does a little "talking," so her new family will need to help her know that her humans are in charge. Maizy loves car rides as well as looking out the windows of her foster home. She likes to watch the world go by, and she especially enjoys checking out the bunnies! It would be best to have a fenced yard for Maizy to run and play in. Maizy does not like thunderstorms, but she is learning to love comforting hugs from her foster mom.

Maizy is very good in the house. She will go into a kennel, although she really doesn't need to do so most of the time. Maizy does not chew, and she is a very happy dog. Maizy would do best in a home with children over the age of twelve. She is a somewhat older girl, but with her love of life and her activity level, you would never know it. She still needs a fair amount of exercise. Maizy recently had surgery for cancer in her mammary glands, and the vet is confident that he got it all. She will need to be checked about every three months to make sure no more tumors develop.

Maizy is a very sweet dog and is becoming a great Springer in her foster home. Her foster mom and dad will miss her very much when she finds her Forever Home. If you would like to know more about her and find out if you are the right family to give all your love to Miss Maizy, please contact us right away!

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

Contact: ESRA Case Manager, Cynthia Maynard esranebraska@gmail.com .

Posted: 4/22/11


MATTIE
Arnold, NE

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ESRA#:2015-267NE
Status: Adoption Pending
  
Age:4 years
Gender:Female
Color:Black & White
Weight:42 lbs
Variety:Field
Mattie, also known as "Waltzing Matilda" and "Tow Mater," is a retired breeding/hunting dog. She was turned in to rescue when her owners decided to close their kennels due to personal issues. Mattie has been well cared for and socialized in family life.

Mattie loves to hunt. Her natural instincts shine out in the field. When all of the other dogs have given up the hunt, Mattie keeps going. She has not had a lot of formal training, but it will be easy to train her to your commands. She responds well to verbal and whistle commands now, and she follows the basic commands of Come and Sit.

Mattie loves to find the water and the mud. Her foster parents call her their "mudder." It seems that all the good stuff is in the mud! She is invisible-fence trained and crate trained. She uses a dog door and is housetrained. Maddie pulls on the leash when she is walked, but with more practice, she will do just fine. She loves to go for rides in the car. Inside, Maddie is a fantastic snuggler. She is small enough to rest easily on your lap, and she will squish herself into whatever small spot is left next to you on a chair.

This sweet gem is a bit unsure of herself when she meets new dogs and people. She will bark and act tough, but it is just a front. You will need to introduce Maddie to new dogs in a safe environment and tell people to just ignore her for a minute. After that, she will settle down and regain her composure. Maddie does great with other dogs once the initial greeting is over. She is currently living with five other Springers, and she plays with all of them. It is reported that she is NOT good with cats.

Mattie needs an active home. It is likely that she will adore the water, and she may just find herself at home living the lake life. She is very sweet and is ready for more training. If you are ready to put in the time with her, Maddie is going to be a first-class girl, well worth your efforts! Please contact her foster family for more information about the delightful Mattie.

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

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

Posted: 6/11/15

Springers in North Dakota        top

ESRA does not have any Springers available for adoption in North Dakota. However, we may have dogs in evaluation, or we may know of dogs at area shelters. Contact the state coordinator for information.

Springers in South Dakota        top

ESRA does not have any Springers available for adoption in South Dakota. However, we may have dogs in evaluation, or we may know of dogs at area shelters. Contact the state coordinator for information.

Springers in Ohio        top

ESRA does not have any Springers available for adoption in Ohio. However, we may have dogs in evaluation, or we may know of dogs at area shelters. Contact the state coordinator for information.

Springers in Wisconsin        top

ABBY
Wausau, WI

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ESRA#:2015-325WI
Status: Available
  
Age:12 years
Gender:Female
Color:Liver & White
Weight:58 lbs
Variety:Field
Hi! I'm Abby. If you are looking for a friendly, sweet, gentle, and loving Springer, I'm the one for you!

I came into ESRA's care because my owners were moving and had health problems, so they couldn't take me with them. I am a country gal at heart, and I grew up living on a lake. I enjoy swimming, and I like to pick up rocks in the water. I am getting used to living in my foster home in the city, though. There are two other Springers here, and I get along well with them.

I have not been around cats, but I am pretty mellow, so don't think they would bother me (or vice versa). I am housetrained and crate trained. I don't need to be in a crate, but I will go into one just to hang out for a while. I sleep on my dog bed in my foster parents' bedroom at night. I don't jump up on furniture, and I have free rein of the house when the people are away.

I am up to date with vaccinations, and I am on heartworm and flea-and-tick preventives. The vet said that I need to lose a few pounds. I do have some fatty tumors, but they are benign. I have had some seizures in the past, but I haven't had one for two years. I am on a very low dose of phenobarbital for that. I also take Proin, which prevents any urinary incontinence.

I love it when my foster parents' grandchildren come over and throw the ball for me to chase. I give it back when I am ready! I like walks, and I don't pull on the leash. I enjoy car rides, too. I stay in the yard, although I am supervised when I'm outside, as my foster home doesn't have a fenced yard. I know the basic commands as well as Shake.

If you are looking for a great companion for yourself and your family (including the family dog, if you have one), I would love to meet you!

Affectionately,
Abby

State of Wisconsin licensed and inspected: 402322-DS

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

Contact: Marie Heinking kcmcheinking@frontier.com .

Posted: 7/26/15

LUCKY
Ridgeway, WI

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ESRA#:2015-196WI
Status: Available
  
Age:8 years
Gender:Male
Color:Liver & White
Weight:56 lbs
Variety:Field
Who wants to get Lucky? Lucky was brought to ESRA because his family is expecting another child, and they just don't have time for him. Lucky is easygoing, well mannered, smart, and housetrained.

Lucky stays off furniture and sleeps in a crate at night. This smart boy knows Sit, Stay, Lie Down, Come, Roll Over, Shake, and Drop It. Lucky does pull on the leash when he is walked. Because this happens when his leash is attached to a regular collar, his former owner found that it helped to walk him with a harness.

Lucky previously lived with a three-year-old child, and he gets along well with children. We are recommending that he go to a home with older kids as he likes to jump up and may knock a small child down. Lucky does well with the two other Springers in his foster home. He has not been around cats much, but when he was, he tried to play with the cat.

Lucky has a few challenges that his new family will want to help him overcome. He is not fond of car rides, and he may whine to show his discomfort. Like many other dogs, he is afraid of loud noises like thunder storms or gun shots. He does not particularly enjoy going to the vet, and he may get anxious and excited there. Things he does like include swimming and especially playing fetch. Stock up on tennis balls and this boy will play, play, play! He even brings the ball back and drops it at your feet.

Our Lucky boy is neutered and current on vaccinations. He is on heartworm and flea/tick preventatives. He does not show any food or toy aggression, and he just loves everyone he meets. So, if you want to get Lucky, please contact his foster home right away. This good-looking guy has lots of love and joy to give!

State of Wisconsin licensed and inspected: 402322-DS

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

Contact: Foster Home, Pam Edl pjedl@charter.net .

Posted: 5/07/15

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