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This page was last updated on 2/10/16

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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


BAILEY
Indianapolis, IN

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ESRA#:2015-585IN
Status: Adoption Pending
  
Age:10 years
Gender:Male
Color:Liver & White
Weight:55 lbs
Variety:Bench
Hi. Iím Bailey. Want to be my friend? I hope so, because I really, really, really like people. Iíve met many nice people in the last few weeks. I especially like it when people pet my fur and tell me it's soft and beautiful. They say it feels almost like human hair. "Amazing," they say. "And such a friendly guy!"

Iíve been transferred recently among different animal rescue groups, but I am now in an ESRA foster home where I know I belong--at least until I find my Forever Family. According to my microchip, I used to live somewhere in Indianapolis, but the person listed as my owner no longer lives at that address. Do you think maybe he went to the Indy 500 and forgot to come back?

The vet told me I am in great health: no heartworm or any of that nasty stuff. And I had been fed appropriately because Iím the perfect weight. If it werenít for my long paw nails and those mats I had in parts of my fur, I guess I'd say I had a good life, except when I was dumped over a fence into a business property. But I'm not dwelling on my past now that I'm safe and well cared for by the nice ESRA folks.

As I said before, I really like people. In fact, when my foster mom had me at the vet, I sauntered up to three people in the waiting area and made new friends. They thought I was "the catís meow." My foster mom said that calling me that was funny because I think cats are for chasing, not for nicely meowing with. The cat ran away pretty fast when I chased her. Now that I think about it, squirrels are for chasing, too. (I wonder if they meow?)

Because of my affection for humans, I want to stay near them. That way they can pet me whenever they like, or whenever I like. The more petting the better! I really hope that my Forever Home has someone who likes to have me close. Iím not sure I want to share the attention with another pet in the house, though.

I'd like to take a minute to answer some questions you might have about me:

óFurniture? I donít get on furniture at all. Not even beds or couches or anything.
óPeople food? I donít table surf. And I donít beg for food when people are eating.
óShedding? Even with all the petting, I donít shed!
óHousetrained? Of course.
óObedience training? I know how to Sit, Shake Paw, and Come when called.

Did I miss anything? If you have any more questions and you think youíd like to love me, please contact my coordinator at the e-mail address listed below. As much as I like meeting new people, Iíd really like to have my very own humans and a home to call mine forever.

Snuggles,
Bailey

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

Contact: Coordinator, Linda Gibbons gibbonslr@gmail.com .

Posted: 11/03/15


LILY
Columbus, IN

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ESRA#:2015-590OH
Status: Adoption Pending
  
Age:3 years
Gender:Female
Color:Black & White
Weight:40 lbs
Variety:Bench
Lily is an adorable gal who has seen more homes than any Springer should ever see. Lily came to ESRA when her family decided they didn't have time for a dog. She had been given to that family by her original owners for the same reason. Neither relinquishment was Lily's fault at all. She's a wonderful, loving, and smart dog who is hoping for a loving home where she can chase squirrels, play in the shade, and of course hang with her very own people for the rest of her life.

Lily loves to wander the yard with her foster brothers, whom she adores. They play well together and get along great. In fact, Lily and her foster brother Turbo get along so well that they clean the ears of their brother Freckles. Turbo and Freckles are both ESRA alumni, so they rolled out the red carpet when Lily showed up. They welcomed her and even decided that they would share their own bed and their people's bed with her!

Until Lily met her ESRA foster parents, she hadn't been exposed to a lot of fun dog things like riding in a car, sitting for a treat, walking on a leash, or just hanging out for the sake of hanging out. As a result, Lily doesn't like riding in the car too much, but she's working on it. We're pleased to report that she has made great progress in the last few weeks. In the short time Lily has been in foster care, she has blossomed. She's a quick learner who is mastering basic commands almost overnight!

This gentle, loving soul would enjoy having a Springer pal as part of her Forever Family, but she would do just as well as an only dog. Lily is fine with children over the age of ten. She does love to lick, so living with little people might not be a great idea unless her new parents can train her not to show her affection in that way.

Lily is a beautiful Springer both inside and out. We want to make sure that her next home is truly her Forever Home, so if you are ready to make the commitment to love and care always for this darling girl, please contact her coordinator at the e-mail address below.

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

Contact: Coordinator, Linda Gibbons gibbonslr@gmail.com .

Posted: 11/03/15

Springers in Iowa        top


HARLEY
Des Moines, IA

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ESRA#:2015-648IL
Status: Adoption Pending
  
Age:7 years
Gender:Female
Color:Liver & White
Weight:57 lbs
Variety:Bench
Introducing Harley, a very sweet and pretty girl who has been waiting for her moment to shine. After living outdoors, neglected and unloved, Harley is ready to find and embrace her Forever Family. She has so much love to give!

This delightful girl is healthy, happy and housetrained. Harley could stand to lose a few pounds, but the good news is that she enjoys healthy treats such as carrots and green beans. Training should be a snap, as Harley is food and treat motivated. She knows her basic commands. She gets along fine with the resident Springers in her foster home, and she ignores the clinic cat when she visits the vet. Harley has recently finished heartworm treatment, and she is now parasite free.

Harley loves to knead and de-stuff her toys. Since she had to spend so many weeks on bed rest due to her her heartworm treatment, Harley is now very excited about and eager for her walks and other outings! Her overall disposition is absolutely wonderful. Harley is very affectionate, loving, and eager to please. She relishes in any attention she is shown.

If you are searching for a Springer companion full of loyalty and love, look no further--Harley is your girl!

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 Harley.

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

Posted: 12/30/15

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

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

Springers in Michigan        top

SADIE
Ferndale, MI

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ESRA#:2016-4MI
Status: Available
  
Age:10 years
Gender:Female
Color:Liver & White
Weight:40 lbs
Variety:Bench

Thinking about bringing Sadie or another wonderful Senior Springer into your family? Read why rescuing Senior Springers is a top priority for ESRA.
Look at this precious face--Sadie is an adorable gal! She came to ESRA when her former owner could no longer care for her. Sadie has made great strides in her loving foster home and is enjoying the comfort, structure, and routine of her new household. Overall, Sadie is a loveable little doll who soaks up attention, and we believe that she is most deserving of all that she can get!

This girl is an official wiggle butt greeter. She welcomes you both at the break of day and when you arrive home. After her warm hello and a proper belly rub, Sadie typically lies down until she is ready for another round of petting. She is an affection sponge, but on her terms and time schedule. Sadie would be best in a Forever Home with someone there most of the time in the event that she might need immediate snuggles!

Sadie would be happiest as an only dog, reigning as the queen of her castle. She tolerates her two foster siblings, but she really doesn't like to share her humans with other dogs. We are unsure how she is with cats or children. Sadie truly is a people pooch; she adores all humans and is always eager meet new friends.

Sadie likes to play outdoors, and she would appreciate a fenced yard for safe explorations. When the mood strikes her, she can move fast to chase squirrels and birds. Sadie also plays nicely with squeaky and plush toys, though she is a bit possessive with toys around the resident Springers. On occasion she will fetch, but once or twice at a time is enough for her. When she has had enough, she just takes the toy and goes and lies down with it.

When she hears them clearly, Sadie obeys basic commands. She comes when called if you get her attention first. Sadie walks well on leash and enjoys short strolls around the neighborhood. She likely had limited exercise in her previous home, and she does not have excessive activity needs now.

Sadie has become a huge fan of the comfy, cozy dog beds in her foster home, and she would sure appreciate one of her very own in her Forever Home! Sometimes this princess opts to sleep on the sofa. Her highness needs a boost to get on other furniture if you do not mind her lounging there.†

Miss Sadie is most fond of any and all dining experiences. She is quite keen for mealtime and is always up for a treat. Sadie gets so excited at the prospect of devouring kibble that she becomes comically vocal. Because she is so food motivated, Sadie is also a crafty counter surfer and trash explorer. Her foster parents are wise to this behavior and simply eliminate the temptations for this chow hound.

Sadie is a super sweetheart who will make a fabulous sidekick for a less active Forever Family. She is always ready to accompany her humans for a fascinating car ride to explore the world around her. Sadie is ready for her next adventure in life, and she will definitely become a treasured companion for some special adopters. She is spayed, microchipped, up to date on vaccines, and ready for cuddling! Please reach out to our state coordinator at the e-mail address below for the full scoop on darling Sadie.

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

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

Posted: 2/02/16


MAX
Farmington Hills, MI

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ESRA#:2016-19MI
Status: Adoption Pending
  
Age:5 years
Gender:Male
Color:Liver & White
Weight:59 lbs
Variety:Field
This handsome boy is Max. His foster family fondly describes him as a hoot--he's quite the canine character! He was relinquished to ESRA when his previous owner could no longer care for him. Max has easily adjusted to his new surroundings, and his foster mom notes that he is neither dominant nor submissive. Max waltzed into his foster home on day one and acted as if he had always lived there. When his foster siblings reminded him of his place in the pack, Max just kept on doing what he intended to do. He ignored the other canines' cues, as he is simply unruffled and very "comfortable in his own fur."

This typical Springer loves getting belly rubs, giving and receiving affection, playing with toys, chasing balls, and going for daily walks. Max has a simple and pure zest for a dog's life! He is passionate about his toys and any balls. If he can't get a person to play with him, then he easily amuses himself by tossing the object and chasing it. Once he even took a broken pine tree branch in the yard and began shaking it, throwing it around, and romping after it!

Max is extremely affectionate with everyone he meets at the vet's office, on walks, and on other outings. He will politely approach strangers and promptly seek out their affection. He also likes to take over your personal space, whether he's on your lap or in your bed. Max has a great disposition and shows no aggression. He would be fine in a home with other dogs as well as with children. Max would also be content as only dog, since he is so balanced and confident.

Well-mannered Max is housetrained. He has full run of the house with the resident canines when his foster family is away. Max does not chew anything inappropriate, so he does not need to be crated. Although Max sleeps at the foot of the bed among his foster siblings, he would much prefer to sleep on the bed with his humans. Max has the endearing habit of coming up to your pillow area and putting his face in the crook of your neck as if to hint for some snuggle time.

Max is a smart, loyal boy who is trustworthy running off leash with his pack. He enjoys wandering around to explore nature, but he obediently comes when he is called to return. Max is an energetic boy who will require daily exercise in his Forever Home, and he would appreciate a fenced yard. Max does need work on lead, as he tends to pull at times. Max is a great car rider, and he delights in riding shotgun. When his foster dad runs short errands, Max is an eager sidekick who sits patiently watching Dad drive.

Max was extremely overweight when he came into foster care. This boy loves to eat, and he devours his chow. Thanks to his foster family, Max now dines out of a special bowl designed to slow down a dog's ravenous eating. He has proudly shed many pounds, and he is nearing his healthy weight goal. It is no surprise that Max has a tendency to beg, and he must be encouraged and reminded to take treats nicely.

This adorable fellow is neutered, up to date on vaccinations, and microchipped. Max can be described as a rather short and stocky "marshmallow Springer," oozing with sweetness and love. This wonderful furry friend is patiently waiting to find his Forever Home and to begin a new journey in life. Max's Forever Family will hit the jackpot with this one-in-a-million canine. Are you that lucky one racing to contact his foster mom because you know this will be the perfect bonding of dog and human? It must be fate!

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

Contact: Foster Home, Sally Korth salkorth@yahoo.com .

Posted: 1/26/16


GRANT
Fowlerville, MI

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Belly rub, please?

ESRA#:2015-382MI
Status: Adoption Pending
  
Age:5 years
Gender:Male
Color:Liver & White
Weight:45 lbs
Variety:Field
We are pleased to introduce Grant. He is a happy, loyal boy who came into the care of ESRA under sad circumstances. Grant had been left at a shelter, and he was quite sick. Fortunately, he landed in a wonderful foster home. Now, after several months of pampering, he is as good as new!

This mild-mannered, loving dog has been his foster mom's shadow from day one, and he totally adores his people. Grant is always ready to go-go-go--running, swimming, playing, and riding in the car. But if you are settling down to rest, he is most content to sit beside you (or rather on you!). Grant is also a super cuddler. He is always rolling over, tempting you to rub his belly. †

Grant gets along famously with the two resident canines in his foster home. He also enjoys meeting each and every human he encounters, everywhere and anytime. All who make Grant's acquaintance are immediately smitten with him, too. He is completely housetrained and crate trained. However, this boy is as trustworthy as he is adorable, so he has free run of the house when his foster family is away.

Ideally, Grant's Forever Family will include someone who can be home with him most of the time. Because of his previous experiences, Grant needs reassurance that you are not abandoning him when you leave. We believe that in time his sense of security and confidence will grow, and Grant will then be more comfortable when his humans depart. He will also do best with a fenced yard or piece of land that he can safely explore.

This handsome fellow has stolen the hearts of his foster family. Grant will be a welcome addition to a truly fortunate Forever Family looking for an excellent, loving, intelligent, faithful Springer. His foster mom is eager to tell you more about "Grant the Great." So contact her right away for the rest of the story!

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

Contact: Foster Home, Trisha Skippers whateveristruephoto@gmail.com .

Posted: 1/02/16


HADLEY
Lapeer, MI

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Hadley had a nice Christmas!

ESRA#:2015-724MI
Status: Adoption Pending
  
Age:6 years
Gender:Female
Color:Black & White
Weight:37 lbs
Variety:Bench
Say hello to Hadley! This freckle-faced beauty is sugar sweet, as you can see in her pictures. Hadley's tail wags non-stop as she shows off her gorgeous ticking and markings. Our happy girl loves attention and is a typical Velcro Springer who is eager to please.

Hadley must be relinquished by her owner due to unforeseen circumstances, so she is now seeking a fun-filled, loving Forever Home. Hadley is spayed, current on vaccinations, housetrained, and crate trained. She even paces politely to let you know when she needs a potty break.

Lovely Hadley is smart, attentive, and interested in learning new things. She has taken obedience classes and has had some agility training. Hadley is trustworthy in the house when she is alone. She loves lying on the couch, on the bed, or in her crate and just quietly hanging out while her people are away. Hadley enjoys going for nice walks and running around outside in her fenced yard. She also loves car rides, and she sometimes talks along the way!

Hadley needs a Forever Home where she can reign supreme with no other animals. She does not like to share her residential space with her furry peers, but rather prefers to have all human affection showered directly on her alone. Hadley likes children, but they do tend to overexcite her. She jumps on them and might knock them over. Hadley would be best in a Forever Home either without any kids or with those at least ten years old.

Are you looking to start the New Year with a beautiful, soulful Springer Spaniel? Do you resolve to be a one-dog family? Are you rushing to send our coordinator a note right now? It just may be that you and Hadley are meant to be together in 2016.

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

Contact: State Coordinator, Stacy Bering StacyBering@aol.com .

Posted: 1/02/16

Springers in Minnesota        top

SAMMY
North Branch, MN

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ESRA#:2015-512MN
Status: Available
  
Age:12 years
Gender:Male
Color:Liver & White
Weight:50 lbs
Variety:Field

Thinking about bringing Sammy or another wonderful Senior Springer into your family? Read why rescuing Senior Springers is a top priority for ESRA.
Let us introduce you to Sammy! He was found as a stray, so we really don't know much about his past. The vet has guessed that he's at least twelve years old. When Sammy was picked up by ESRA at the shelter, all we knew was that he was an older boy who was in need of some attention and health care.

Sammy has had his teeth cleaned, and three teeth have been pulled. He's also been neutered, and with a steady diet of good food and exercise he's gotten some spring back in his step. He is eating well. His stiff back legs are helped by a twice-daily dose of tramadol.

As a senior dog, Sammy's eyesight is a bit restricted, and his hearing isn't the best either, but he still enjoys going for a walk, being playful, and having a nice head rub and snuggle now and then when he wants them. Because of his limited eyesight, Sammy can be startled and may growl when he doesn't know right away what's going on. This is especially true if you try to wake him up from a nap.

Although Sammy is doing better with his house training, he does not yet have full run of the house, as he has occasional accidents if he's not watched and let out often to go potty. But he's quite happy to wear pants in the house and to simply curl up in his kennel and nap. He stays dry all night long most nights, and he does well during the day unless his foster family is gone for several hours. He does prefer that a person or another dog goes out with him. Sammy enjoys being in his kennel because it's his special place, and he will often run into it when he comes in from outside or when he gets frightened.

It was a difficult adjustment for Sammy to be in a new home with other dogs, but as he has settled into his foster home, he now enjoys spending time with the resident dogs, being outside with the other dogs, and exploring the yard and woods. Sammy likes to walk or go to the dog park and explore there, although he doesn't interact too much with the other dogs. He has picked up on the daily routines of meal times, bedtimes, and naps.

Sammy's ideal Forever Home will be a quiet one that does not have small children, and it will be one where someone is at home most of the time. If you are looking for a low-key companion, Sammy should be a great fit. For more information, 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 Sammy.

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

Posted: 10/05/15

BUDDY
Minneapolis, MN

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ESRA#:2015-647IL
Status: Available
  
Age:11 years
Gender:Male
Color:Tricolor
Weight:50 lbs
Variety:Bench

Thinking about bringing Buddy or another wonderful Senior Springer into your family? Read why rescuing Senior Springers is a top priority for ESRA.
Buddy is a sweet and adorable old guy who is a typical Velcro Springer. He follows his foster mom around, always wanting to be close. He is calm and easygoing after he has had time to adjust to new situations. Buddy gets along with the resident animals at his foster home. He's gentle with the younger dogs and basically ignores the cats. Buddy is perfectly housetrained and has free roam in the house while his foster mom works. He hasn't been exposed to children since he has been in foster care, but he would likely do well with older, less rambunctious kids. He would just not be able to move out of the way quickly enough to avoid a possible injury.

Buddy came to ESRA confused and heartbroken, as his elderly owner was no longer able to provide care for his dogs. Buddy came into rescue with an older lifelong companion dog, and we think he is most comfortable living with another canine. He is adapting well in his foster home.

Buddy has some mobility issues due to arthritis. ESRA is providing the needed veterinary attention to maintain and, we hope, increase his mobility and comfort. Buddy will need to be placed in an environment without a lot of stairs, since stairs seem to be difficult for him to maneuver. He gets around pretty well otherwise, with a little help here and there, and he likes going for short walks to the end of the block and back. He is taking 100 milligrams of Rimadyl per day, and this medication is helping to relieve the inflammation and pain.

This dear old boy has captured the hearts of everyone who has met him. Do you have a place in your heart and home for a sweet senior dog? Buddy just needs a soft place to spend his remaining years, surrounded with love and kindness.

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 Buddy.

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

Posted: 12/07/15


BUDDY
Veseli, MN

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ESRA#:2015-684WI
Status: Adoption Pending
  
Age:8 years
Gender:Male
Color:Liver & White
Weight:65 lbs
Variety:Bench
Buddy is a gentle giant. He is truly one of the kindest and sweetest boys you will ever meet. His foster family has never known a more mellow and loving Springer. Buddy is housetrained and crate trained. He does just fine in the house when his foster family is gone. He doesn't jump up on furniture, but he will accept help up if it is offered, and he will then cuddle for a little while. After that, he will climb down and nest on his blanket or pillow.

Buddy is very easygoing. He can live with dogs and cats, but he is also content to be by himself. He is a true Velcro dog who stays close to his people as well as the resident dogs. Buddy knows his basic commands. He enjoys playing in the yard with his foster brothers or even exploring on his own. One of Buddyís favorite activities is going for a walk around the neighborhood, during which he will enjoy all the smells and smile at everyone who passes!

Although Buddy could shed a few pounds, he is a very healthy boy. He takes medication twice a day to prevent seizures.

What lucky family would like to adopt this calm and obedient Springer? Buddy has soulful eyes and will listen intently to the stories you tell him, and he will enjoy the scratches and pets you give him. Could you be the one Buddy is waiting for? If you think so, please contact his case managers at the e-mail address below right away!

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 Buddy.

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

Posted: 12/28/15


DAISY
Willmar, MN

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ESRA#:2015-716WI
Status: Adoption Pending
  
Age:8 years
Gender:Female
Color:Liver & White
Weight:53 lbs
Variety:Field
Who wants to be "driving Miss Daisy?" This sweet girl is looking for someone willing to take her on car rides. She is always ready to go, as she loves to curl up and enjoy traveling in the car.

This mild-mannered girl has lots of energy. Daisy loves to play with her toys. She is an active dog who enjoys walking and jogging, and her leash manners have improved dramatically since she arrived at her foster home. Daisy is an excellent playmate with her foster sister, a golden retriever. Together, they play tug of war and wrestle before curling up together on the couch. Daisy is submissive, and play time is always lighthearted.

Daisy is housetrained. She is also crate trained, although she does like to sleep on the couch. Daisy knows basic commands, including Sit and Here. She is learning to go to her rug for a treat. She likes to shake, but that seems to be a habit rather than a trick! Daisy will need a fenced-in yard because she has a strong nose and a desire to explore the neighborhood.

We are happy to report that Daisy's current diet and exercise plan is working. She has so far lost six pounds in foster care. Shedding a few more will be good for her, as her goal weight is between forty and forty-five pounds. With Daisy's energy, this is very achievable.

This sweet, affectionate dog is a great companion who just wants to be with people. Daisy is happy, friendly, and curious, and she has lots of personality. She will do well in a home with another playful dog or as the only dog who will be the main focus of her new family. Daisy will do best in a home without cats.

Daisy can't wait to meet her Forever Family and show off her happy, wagging tail! If you would like to get to know this friendly and charming girl, please contact her 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 Daisy.

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

Posted: 1/16/16


WINNIE
Watertown, MN

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ESRA#:2016-24SD
Status: Adoption Pending
  
Age:6 years
Gender:Male
Color:Liver & White
Weight:44 lbs
Variety:Bench
Hi! My name is Winnie, and I am a very sweet, loveable boy who is hoping to find his Forever Home. I used to live outside, but no more. Now I love the warm dog beds and couch in the house! I have never caused any trouble inside, and I don't chew on anything Iím not supposed to.

I am a very smart boy. For instance, I was told to go potty outside, and that is what I do. I donít go potty inside--ever! I know how to Sit, Come, and Wait. I am eager to learn more commands and earn your praise and love. (I am also very treat motivated!) I've even learned that I must wait to eat until my foster mom finishes saying prayer. I am crate trained, and I rarely bark.

My foster family consists of three dogs and two cats. I have never chased those kitties, but I have to admit that they are interesting. I donít think I ever saw a ball before coming to stay here, so am just learning how much fun they can be. I am a pretty calm Springer compared to my wild and crazy foster brother. (I try my best with him, but he is NUTS!) I do like to follow my nose when I'm outside, so my foster mommy says that I need a fenced yard to keep me safe.

I love to cuddle with my foster mom on the couch. When she brushes the snarls out of my very thick, soft hair, it feels sooooo good! I am a very well-behaved boy at bath time, too. The warm water sprayed on my back feels great! I even sit still when my foster mommy uses the hair trimmer to give me a haircut. She also gives me fish oil to put some shine back into my fur.

If you would love to have a calm, very well-behaved, cuddly, and obedient companion in your family, I am your boy! If you'd like to meet me, please contact my case managers at the e-mail address below.

Your future snuggle buddy,
Winnie


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 Winnie.

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

Posted: 1/21/16

Springers in Missouri        top

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

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.

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

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

JORDY
Barboo, WI

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ESRA#:2015-457MN
Status: Available
  
Age:10 years
Gender:Male
Color:Liver & White
Weight:47 lbs
Variety:Field

Thinking about bringing Jordy or another wonderful Senior Springer into your family? Read why rescuing Senior Springers is a top priority for ESRA.
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?

State of Wisconsin licensed and inspected: 402322-DS

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

Contact: Marie Heinking kcmcheinking@frontier.com .

Posted: 8/22/15


BARKLEY
Madison, WI

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ESRA#:2015-667WI
Status: Adoption Pending
  
Age:11 years
Gender:Male
Color:Liver & White
Weight:47 lbs
Variety:Bench

Thinking about bringing Barkley or another wonderful Senior Springer into your family? Read why rescuing Senior Springers is a top priority for ESRA.
Barkley was surrendered to ESRA by his former family due to a divorce. Now he is looking for a Forever Home where he can be loved and taken care of for the rest of his life. He really is a sweet guy, and we're going to let him tell you about himself:

Hi! Barkley here. I am the happiest boy you could meet. My little tail wags all the time when I'm not sleeping, even when my foster mom is trying to put medicine in my ear (not my favorite thing)!

When I came into ESRA's care, I had not been to the vet in three years, so I got to go four times. I wasn't too happy the second time, because I got neutered (yuk) and had a benign growth removed from my belly (also yuk). But I feel fine now. The vet found out that I have Lyme disease, even though I have shown no symptoms, so I am on antibiotics for that. I also tend to get anxious when I'm not with my people, so I now take a medication to make me relax when I'm at home alone, and it's working just fine.

Because I'm what they call a "senior gentleman," my sight and hearing aren't as good as they used to be. I am mostly blind, although I can see big movements. And I'm proud to say that I get around the house surprisingly well, even up and down the carpeted stairs. I'm also partially deaf, although I do hear my foster brother bark. When I first came here, I had really dirty ears and one was infected. That ear medicine I don't like has cleared the infection up, and it seems that I'm hearing a tiny bit better now.

I got groomed after moving into my foster home, so now I look really handsome! I am also much more comfortable. I get hot sometimes, and it's much cooler without all that matted fur. I'm a little underweight right now, so I get to eat lots. That's the best, because I LOVE my food and treats!

Since I like to take lots of naps, I don't get into much trouble. It would be great to live with someone who is home a lot, which might mean that I could reduce or eliminate my anxiety medication. But if you can't be around all day, that would probably be okay, especially if there was another dog in the house. My foster mom is gone about nine hours a day for work, and my nine-year-old foster brother keeps me company then. We get along just fine--we don't play, but we sniff each other a lot and sleep next to each other sometimes.

Now that you've read about me, do you think I could come and live with you? I still have a lot of love to share, and I know I would be excellent as your new best friend. If you'd like to find out more about me, please contact my foster mom at the e-mail address below.

Love and sweet little wet kisses,
Barkley


State of Wisconsin licensed and inspected: 402322-DS

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

Contact: Marsha Johnson marshaj456@gmail.com .

Posted: 12/31/15

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