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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.

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MOLLY
Kewanee, IL

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ESRA#:2011-819IL
Status: Available
  
Age:5 years
Gender:Female
Color:Liver & White
Weight:30 lbs
Variety:Bench
Molly is a little girl who is very sweet and loving - qualities we come to expect from our Springers. You'll add "brave" and "amazing" to that list of attributes when you read why she is a member of ESRA's Special Needs program. As a two-year-old, her life before she came to ESRA is best left in the past. The good part of her story started the day she was rescued.

Molly is now living in a foster home where she can be a normal two year old. She has already fallen right into the family routine - she knows where to eat and where her bed and kennel are. She knows where her spot in the yard is for potty training and has had no accidents in the house. She loves the back yard and being outdoors. Inside she scoots joyfully up and down the hallways looking for someone to play with. Her foster siblings (Barkley who is blind, Judy who has frequent seizures, and Gabby the gentle and patient leader) are teaching her the joys of toys and how to share. Molly shows great respect for her foster siblings and is learning her doggy social cues well. If Judy seems overwhelmed by Molly's attention, Molly politely backs off. If she pulls on Gabby's ears just a little too hard, Gabby retreats to the couch and Molly understands she must have been a little too rough. She has grown past the days of puppy-chewing and toy-destroying, so to watch her explore her new safe and happy world brings nothing but smiles and joy to her foster family.

UPDATE OCTOBER 2, 2014: Since it has been determined that Molly's mobility issues cannot be surgically corrected, she has officially "graduated" from our Special Needs Program. She is a very special Springer and ESRA has promised that she will be safe and have lots of life-long love. Please click on the Special Needs icon to read about her and why she deserves all the love and support we can provide.

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: 9/07/11


CACHITO
Flossmoor, IL

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ESRA#:2015-278IL
Status: Adoption Pending
  
Age:22 months
Gender:Male
Color:Liver & White
Weight:40 lbs
Variety:Bench
Cachito (whose name means "Little Bit") will be two years old in July. He was with his loving family from the time he was eight weeks old. Cachito's best friend is a six-year-old boy, and he is very gentle with the boy's eleven-month-old sister. Unfortunately, Cachtio's family is moving at the end of the month, and circumstances have made it impossible for him to go with them. Therefore, his people reluctantly turned to ESRA to find their pal a great new home.

This youngster gives kisses and puppy nibbles, but he will chew up children's toys if they are not put away. Cachito sleeps in bed with his best buddy, and he is always ready for a cuddle and a hug. He enjoys going outside for a run around the yard, but his favorite location is anywhere his people are. He will come when you call him, and he sits nicely for treats. Cachito can be left alone for up to eight hours, although that amount of time is not ideal for this energetic young Springer. He can be a little shy around other dogs, but he really enjoys doggy day care.

Cachito is a typical, happy Springer with a great personality. He really would benefit from obedience classes to help him bond with his new owners and learn appropriate leash behavior and other good manners. He is very eager to please, and he learns quickly. He would also do well in agility or whatever pursuits an active family is interested in. Cachito is healthy, neutered, and current on all his vaccines, and he has been microchipped. If you have the time, lifestyle, and energy to devote to a young Springer, please contact his case manager at the e-mail address below.

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

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

Posted: 5/18/15

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ABBY
Jeffersonville, IN

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ESRA#:2015-208IN
Status: Adoption Pending
  
Age:2 years
Gender:Female
Color:Liver & White
Weight:35 lbs
Variety:Bench
Abby is a funny, lovable, and very intelligent little Springer girl. She came to ESRA because her family could not care for her properly.
 
She is young and ready to learn. Her foster mom says that Abby could be trained to do anything! She already knows basic commands including Sit, Stay, and No. With gentle patience and, of course, lots of treats, Abby could learn many more commands. She walks well on her leash and has excellent manners.
 
Abby pounces on her toys with the enthusiasm of a puppy. She loves to play with her toys, and she joyfully runs around in circles with her favorite Frisbee. Abby would love human pals to play with her and teach her to be the best Springer she can be.
 
This lovely lady is crate trained, and she does well in the car. Abby recently went to a festival with her foster family and her furry foster brother, where she did great among the crowd. Abby loved the other dogs and got along fine with them.
 
A true Velcro Springer, Abby gives lots of licks and kisses. She will be a perfect addition to a family who will offer her plenty of attention, exercise, and love. If Abby needed to be left at home without her humans for long periods, she would love to spend the time with a companion dog.
 
Abby is a beautiful gem of a girl. With a little polish, she will bring you years and years of Springer love and companionship.

A note from Abby's case manager, 5/14/15: We have reviewed the many applications we received from people interested in adopting Abby, and we have found a potentially good match. We will be in contact with all the applicants very soon. We thank you for your interest!

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

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

Posted: 5/12/15

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REMY
Newton, IA

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ESRA#:2015-268MN
Status: Available
  
Age:3 years
Gender:Male
Color:Liver & White
Weight:46 lbs
Variety:Field
Please welcome Remy! He is a very happy and intelligent Springer. He loves attention and being petted, and he gives many kisses. Each morning, before going outside to do his business, Remy goes from room to room checking on all the kids in his foster home and giving each one a good-morning kiss.

Remy knows his basic commands, and he is a very quick learner. He comes when he is called. Remy is food-motivated, so training him has been a snap! He is in good health, and the vet said that he could even gain a few pounds.

His foster family says that Remy should be placed in a Forever Home with a fenced yard. That is where he is most peaceful and playful. He likes going out to play or just to relax in the sun. Remy enjoys his walks and continues to learn better leash manners. The mere sight of a leash is enough to send Remy over the moon! He loves the one-on-one time with his humans, and he lives to explore.

Remy doesn't particularly care to be put into a crate, but he does go in willingly when he is asked, and he sleeps in the crate at night. He is housetrained and has free rein of the house during the day. Remy gets along great with his canine and human "brothers and sisters" at his foster home. He might be lonely without a companion. He would be most happy with another dog to play with and a family that enjoys being active with their pets. Remy delights in chasing and playing tug o'war with both humans and dogs. When he has absolutely worn himself out, he likes to stretch out on your lap and snooze.

Remy seems to be a follower, and he is a typical Velcro Springer. He loves to sit near you. Often he will sneak up on your lap, but he is also content just lying on the floor next to you. He can be so laid back! The very best things about Remy are his unconditional love and his playful yet gentle nature.

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 Remy.

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

Posted: 5/23/15

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.

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

FERGIE
Davenport, IA

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ESRA#:2015-220WI
Status: Available
  
Age:4 years
Gender:Female
Color:Liver & White
Weight:56 lbs
Variety:Field
Fergie is a funny, friendly girl who loves people and other dogs. She came to ESRA because her family wasn't able to spend the time to properly care for her. Fergie is a Velcro girl who loves walks, playing fetch in the yard, and belly rubs. She is housetrained and is good in the car.  

Fergie knows basic commands such as Sit and Kennel, but she needs improvement on her obedience with someone willing to work with her consistently. She is not good at recall and will try to escape if a gate or door is open, so she will need a home with a fenced yard.

Fergie pulls on the leash, but her foster family is working on this. She came to ESRA a little overweight and does need to drop a few pounds, so regular walks will help her trim down. She is so funny when she comes inside after her walks. She literally dives onto the linoleum floor to cool off!

Fergie can be a little mischievous and has been known to surf the counter, sniff the garbage can, and beg at the table. Because of this, she is crated when necessary in her foster home. She is quite food motivated, so having Fergie around small children could be difficult. We therefore think that she will do best in a Forever Home with kids of at least school age.

Fergie likes water and would probably be a great swimmer. She loves attention and gives great snuggles and kisses! Princess Fergie is a diamond in the rough, and she will blossom with loving leadership. If you are willing to spend some time with her, she will reward you with her adoring eyes and loving devotion.

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 Fergie.

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

Posted: 5/05/15

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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

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SAM
Alto, MI

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ESRA#:2015-151MI
Status: Available
  
Age:8 years
Gender:Male
Color:Black & White
Weight:40 lbs
Variety:Bench
Hello, everyone! My name is Sam, and I am pleased to make your acquaintance. You see, my former family could not care for me any longer, and some super nice folks from ESRA have taken me in until I find my Forever Home. They say that I am a sugar-sweet, laidback, Velcro boy.

Since I am a pretty calm, low-energy guy, one of my most favorite things to do is to lounge around the house. I am the lovable type who likes to snuggle, cuddle, and comfort my people. In fact, I would most prefer to sleep with you or very near you!

Car rides are tons of fun for me. I jump right in and sit down politely, and then I'm ready to go anyplace with my treasured family. They also take me on walks, and I have proper leash etiquette (except when I smell something incredibly fascinating!). I am really great with other dogs and even cats. I am untested with children, but I think I would be just fine with them, because I am all about family interaction.

You will be pleased to know that I am housetrained. In fact, I often pace to tell you that I need to go potty. I can use a doggie door, but I prefer to be let out the people door when nature calls. I am a no-nonsense fellow who does his business without messing around. I hurry to come back inside and be with all of my peeps.

You may have surmised by now that I adore my people and crave their companionship. Frankly, I am no fan of being left alone, even with my foster siblings. And I do not tolerate a crate. You see, I have separation anxiety. There--I said it. I must admit that my manners suffer when my family is away. I am grateful for my new Thundershirt, which helps comfort me and makes me look so dapper, as well. My ideal Forever Home must include nearly constant connection with my humans. Plain and simple, I am a people pooch!

My foster family recently took me to the vet for treatment of a terrible bilateral ear infection. I am on the mend, but my hearing and balance have been impacted. I hope my Forever Family understands that I really am trying to listen. Hand signals are becoming an effective means for communicating with me. I had some training in my past. I want to learn new things, and I am eager to please.

I am not one to miss a meal, and I take every opportunity to seek out the culinary wonders found on the kitchen counter. I am a master sleuth in this regard. I love any and all chow and treats. On the other paw, I am not interested in toys, balls, or rawhides.

It should be crystal clear by now that I am seeking a Forever Home which will meet my particular social needs. If you are looking for an adorable boy to be a constant companion for you and to accompany you wherever you go, consider Yours Truly. My foster mom finds me quite charming, and our state coordinator concurs. Let her know today that you are a homebody searching for your special furry soul mate!

Love,
Sam

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

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

Posted: 5/18/15

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JULIA
Eagan, MN

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ESRA#:2015-135SD
Status: Available
  
Age:9 years
Gender:Female
Color:Black & White
Weight:30 lbs
Variety:Field
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

DUKE
Moose Lake, MN

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ESRA#:2015-243MN
Status: Available
  
Age:2 years
Gender:Male
Color:Liver & White
Weight:45 lbs
Variety:Field
"Let's GO, GO, GO!" says Duke, a fun-loving, high-energy Springer who loves to stay busy. Once you have his attention, he listens well and has great recall. Duke is very friendly and well socialized.

This beautiful boy came into his foster home about six weeks ago and is fast learning some new skills, such as Sit, Stay, Down, and other commands. He is smart, eager to please, and a fast learner. He would benefit from continued obedience classes as well as learning an activity. He loves to sniff, so smell/retrieval work would be great for him. Duke can run like the wind. He is very lean and fast. He might make a good hunting dog if he can be trained to recall reliably, as he always has his nose to the ground. He could probably catch a bird out of the air--he has quite an impressive vertical leap!

Duke loves to go for walks, play fetch, and go to the dog park. Squirrels easily distract him, so you'll need to hold on tight during walks. Duke plays well and is friendly with all the dogs he meets. He does fine with the resident cats because they are experienced around playful dogs. The cats stand their ground and let Duke know when playtime is over.

Duke is crate trained and has been earning free-rein time in his foster home. He is housetrained, but he still has a lot of puppy in him, so it might be best to confine him to a laundry room or crate when you're away.

Duke will thrive in a Forever Home where he receives lots of attention and gets plenty of exercise. He craves his people and will lie next to them in bed or on the couch. He would be great in a family with another young, energetic dog. If he does not have a canine playmate, Duke will definitely require an adopter who takes his need for daily exercise seriously. He looks forward to being the best companion ever!

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

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

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

Posted: 5/23/15

SKIPPY
Slayton, MN

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ESRA#:2015-219SD
Status: Available
  
Age:4 years
Gender:Male
Color:Liver & White
Weight:47 lbs
Variety:Field
Meet Skippy! He came to ESRA when his family relinquished him after he became a danger to the family cats. While Skippy was under anesthesia for his neuter surgery, the vet discovered a bullet that had been lodged near Skippy's ribcage. We don't know when someone shot this sweet boy, but the resilient Skippy isn't holding any grudges.

There are two sides to Skippy, "Inside Skippy" and "Outside Skippy." "Inside Skippy" wants to please everyone, and he is easygoing and calm. He loves getting neck rubs and lying at the feet of his people. He is housetrained. "Outside Skippy" is extremely prey driven. He is looking and seeing everything: squirrels, rabbits, cats, and anything else that moves. His foster family took him to a dog park and observed him running off leash. With his long legs and trim body, this dog can fly! He walks well on a leash, but when he sees a rabbit or squirrel, he is off.

Skippy knows the commands Sit, Stay, Outside, Come, Ride, and No. He enjoys car rides, but he likes to hang out the winddow and see everything. He lives with another Springer who will try to play with him by giving him a toy to tug, but Skippy prefers to play by himself with his own toy. He especially loves stuffed animals. Skippy isn't a fan of crates, but he has proven to his foster family that he can have free rein of the house during the day, although that usually means toys all over the floor when his foster family comes home!

He is two great dogs in one, both calm and energetic. Skippy needs gentle leadership inside but firm leadership outside. It is important that his adoptive family knows how to handle a very energetic dog when he is outside. He will need lots of walks, but he'll return that commitment and leadership with loyalty, love, and snuggling.

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 Skippy.

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

Posted: 5/04/15

DUKE
Hopkins, MN

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ESRA#:2015-180SD
Status: Available
  
Age:10 years
Gender:Male
Color:Black & White
Weight:38 lbs
Variety:Field
Duke is an energetic boy who LOVES to play fetch! If you cross paths with him, you'll observe this within minutes. You won't be caught just standing around with Duke nearby--you must play!

You would never guess that this boy is ten years old. He is a bundle of energy--and cute to boot! Duke's former owners took him to the shelter to make room for a new puppy. It's hard to understand this, as one of Duke's new friends described him as "the most energetic ten-year-old I've ever met!"

Duke loves children and gets along with other dogs, but he doesn't do well with cats. He is learning to trust people, and he will thrive with patience and a gentle hand. His hearing is not what it used to be, so he is learning to respond to hand signals.

Duke enjoys car rides. He lived outside before coming to ESRA, but he is quickly remembering housetraining from his earlier days. He is crate trained, but he is doing well out of the kennel when he is left home alone while his foster family is at work. Duke has some hunting experience, and he loves the outdoors.

Although Duke would really like to sit on the couch and sleep on the bed, he is not yet enjoying those luxuries at his foster home. He is being so very patient and is saving all his cuddling and loving for his new family. If you think that your family might be right for this small boy with a great big heart, 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 Duke.

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

Posted: 4/28/15

ROSIE
St. Louis Park, MN

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ESRA#:2015-121WI
Status: Available
  
Age:14 years
Gender:Female
Color:Liver & White
Weight:40 lbs
Variety:Field
Miss Rosie and her owner had to say goodbye when her owner moved into a nursing home. Rosie found her way to ESRA and is now ready to find a new family to share her time.

Rosie is in impressive health given that she is fourteen years young! She has low hearing and eyesight, but she can move around as if she were a teenager. At her last checkup, the vet said her blood work was like that of a much younger dog and all systems were go!

Rosie loves going for walks and is a happy, smiling girl the whole time. She walks well on the leash and gets better with each walk. She enjoys being outside in the yard, sniffing and exploring. She is calm and quiet while inside and loves her bed for napping and sleeping. Rosie does not navigate stairs easily, so she would probably not do well with a multi-level house or one with stairs that lead outside. She can physically navigate them, but she has a difficult time judging space and height.

Miss Rosie loves attention from all people, including adults and children, and she never turns down a good ear scratching or belly rub. Rosie is dog and cat friendly, but she would not do well with roughhousing or excessive playing.

She does like to try and sneak out the door with you if given the chance, but she is otherwise an obedient dog. Since she cannot hear verbal commands, her foster family uses hand gestures to get her attention and direct her.

Rosie’s life is driven by food and treats. She loves dinnertime! Watch your fingers because she thinks they all deliver delicious morsels!

She is fully housetrained and can be left for a full workday without any accidents. Rosie has exhibited no destructive behavior, and it appears she just sleeps the day away on her doggie bed when she is left alone.

Rosie is an independent girl, but she loves to follow you around and is very curious and happy.

Miss Rosie needs a Forever Family that will be patient and shower her with love and attention. She doesn’t ask or need much of it, but she sure is grateful and happy when she gets it. She has been through a lot and now needs consistency and a routine so that she knows what to expect. This lovely lady is such a sweet soul, and her face will melt your heart.

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 Rosie.

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

Posted: 4/23/15

ABBY
Rochester, MN

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ESRA#:2014-71MN
Status: Available
  
Age:4 years
Gender:Female
Color:Black & White
Weight:50 lbs
Variety:Bench
Watch Abby run and play in the snow in this video!
Meet the lovely Abby! Attentive, snuggly, and loyal are the words that best describe this dark beauty. She has the high energy of a typical Springer and loves to leap and run around the yard, usually with a toy or a bone in her mouth.

This happy girl is crate trained and will go into her crate when she is asked to do so. She sleeps in her crate, but she would much rather sleep with her people! Whenever she gets the chance, she jumps onto the bed to snuggle.

Abby is quite attentive, and she wants to please. She knows the commands Sit, Stay, and Come. She looks to her humans for guidance and listens well.

Abby is unsure of new people and new situations, and she sometimes barks at new faces. She needs time to become comfortable, but she does warm up eventually. Abby is also scared of loud noises. Because of her nervous tendencies with new people or dogs in her territory, we want to place her in a home with a fenced yard.

Though she lives in a foster home with other dogs, Abby's ideal Forever Home would make her the star in the house. She gets nervous when other dogs invade her space or try to take the attention of her people. She will also guard things that she believes are hers, like rawhides or toys, from other dogs.

In addition to being the star of the house, Abby would love to have a family whose members are home to spend time with her. She is an amazing Springer who loves life and can't wait to find a Forever Home of her own.

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 Abby.

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

Posted: 12/15/14

MINDY
Hermantown, MN

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ESRA#:2015-172IA
Status: Available
  
Age:10 years
Gender:Female
Color:Black & White
Weight:50 lbs
Variety:Bench
Miss Mindy is as sweet as they come. This girl gets along marvelously with her Springer foster sister as well as with the teens and adults in her foster home. She loves to be around humans, and while she can be a bit shy when meeting new people, she settles in when she receives gentle praise.

While some Springers are ready for action, Mindy fits better into the low-activity category. She simply wants to be a companion, and she just loves cuddles and back scratches. Mindy enjoys leisurely walks with her people, and she does very well on a leash.

Because Mindy is initially shy, we want to place her in a quieter home without young and unpredictable children. Commotion just isn't her thing. Mindy was turned in to a shelter because she didn't get along with the cats in her home. She would do best as an only pet or with another dog. Though a fenced yard would be a plus, Mindy doesn't require one. She doesn't wander too far, and she will come when her humans make kissing noises.

When Mindy came to ESRA, she had a few lumps and bumps removed, which turned out to be fatty tumors--all benign. A previous trauma to her lower jaw resulted in some missing teeth, but the rest of her teeth have been cleaned, and she is feeling like a new girl. Mindy has taken all of these recent changes in stride, and she is now loving her life as a Springer knows how to do!

Mindy promises quiet companionship for her new family, and she is ready to be someone's new best friend. If you need a loyal and loving buddy, 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 Mindy.

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

Posted: 4/18/15

WYNSTON
Oakdale, MN

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ESRA#:2014-778MN
Status: Available
  
Age:10 years
Gender:Male
Color:Liver & White
Weight:44 lbs
Variety:Field
Wynston came to ESRA as an owner surrender because of life changes in the family. Although it was difficult for his owner to give him up, he knew that Wynston would find a good, happy Forever Home through ESRA.

Wynston is a senior boy with the energy level of a younger dog. The vet who checked him says that Wynston is very healthy and has always been well cared for. He previously lived with other dogs, and he gets along well with his canine foster brothers and sister. It would be best for Wynston to go to a home that has another dog for a companion. Since he is not at all aggressive with food or toys, other dogs in his new home should be easygoing and non-dominant. 

After living with one person for his whole life, the adjustment to new surroundings and a new family has been a bit of a challenge for Wynston, but he has improved every day. He has been taking an anti-anxiety medication during this transition, and that has helped him to adjust. He has always had free rein of the house both at his first home and now at his foster home, but he will not tolerate going into a crate. He is totally housetrained. He goes to the door when he needs to go out, and he will even come to wake you up in the middle of the night if he has to go out to go potty.

Wynston seems to be anxious, and he wants to have as much attention as possible from his foster parents. He would love to crawl up in bed and sleep with them, but that's not allowed in his foster home. He prefers to sleep or relax on a soft couch or chair, and he would love to cuddle next to you while you relax.

Wynston would do best in a quiet home without small children, as noise and lots of activity make him nervous. Since he has anxiety about being left alone, it would be ideal if at least one person in his Forever Home would be with him for most or all of the day.

Wynston loves to go to the dog park or for a walk in the woods with his foster brothers, but he tends to follow his nose and cannot be trusted off leash. Therefore, his new home should have a fenced yard. Wynston is also still learning how to walk nicely on a leash. He needs some more practice, as he is so happy to be going for a walk that he tends to pull hard in his excitement. 

We have found that Wynston is one of the nicest, sweetest dogs we have ever fostered, and he deserves to find just the right people to provide him with the Forever Home he deserves. This dear boy has lots of life left to live and love left to give!

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 Wynston.

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

Posted: 12/29/14

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

WILLIE
St. Paul, MN

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ESRA#:2014-405MN
Status: Available
  
Age:4 years
Gender:Male
Color:Liver & White
Weight:43 lbs
Variety:Bench
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!

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


OREO
Rochester, MN

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ESRA#:2015-206MN
Status: Adoption Pending
  
Age:4 years
Gender:Male
Color:Black & White
Weight:36 lbs
Variety:Bench
"Spitfire" is a perfect description for this sweet and spirited boy, Oreo. To give you some idea of his energy level, the vet said that Oreo needs to gain about five pounds, so he was put on a high-performance food. Oreo is doing well, but he's the type of Springer that can burn energy quickly!

Oreo came to ESRA when his family divorced and was unable to keep him due to a move. His foster home includes two other Springers, and Oreo likes to run with them in the yard. In his new home, he would enjoy a canine buddy to play and wrestle with. Oreo's foster home also has cats, and he is interested in them, but he leaves them alone once they let him know that they're not interested in playing with him.

His foster mom says that Oreo is an excellent snuggler who loves attention. He is housetrained and crate trained, although he has earned the privilege of free rein in the house for four-hour blocks of time. He has good recall, and he knows the commands Sit, Stay, and Kennel Up. He rides well in the car, too.

Oreo is a dog who thrives with consistency and rules. If he doesn't sense that someone is in charge, he will take advantage of his situation. He can sometimes become growly when there is too much commotion or uncertainty. Therefore, we recommend a home with older children and an owner who is willing to be the kind but firm boss.

This little peanut is poised to help his new family giggle at his silly antics and to keep everyone on their toes! If you think that Oreo is just the kind of doggie pal you need, 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 Oreo.

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

Posted: 5/02/15


CHANCE
Woodbury, MN

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ESRA#:2015-203MN
Status: Adoption Pending
  
Age:5 years
Gender:Male
Color:Liver & White
Weight:50 lbs
Variety:Bench
From Chance's foster family: Chance’s previous owner, who had adopted him at birth and was his constant companion, surrendered this handsome boy to ESRA to find him a new Forever Home.

Because of these circumstances, Chance has had some anxiety adjusting to his foster home. Initially he would bark if we even left him alone in the room. But after a week he became more comfortable and confident in his new surroundings, and he no longer does this. From time to time we do need to leave him home alone, so we use a Thundershirt, which helps calm him. He is not destructive in any way; he just barks to communicate his displeasure at not being near his people.

Like many Springers, Chance is a loyal companion who will follow us from room to room, and he loves to cuddle on the couch or bed if we let him. He is housetrained and can be trusted to have the run of the house while we are away. He sleeps on the floor in our bedroom and does not make any kind of fuss or noise at night. He would join us in bed if he were allowed to, although we do not allow him to do this. Upon waking in the morning, he goes directly to the door and outside to do his business. We are able to let him out unrestrained as he recalls well and does not wander.

Chance is an excellent watchdog, barking to alert us if someone is in the yard or at the door, but he quiets down quickly when told to do so. He does fine when meeting new people or dogs, greeting them quickly, initially with a bark, but also with a wagging tail. Chance rides well in a car or truck but does show excitement as we reach our destination. He walks fairly well on a leash, pulling a little until he knows the limits of the leash. Off leash, Chance is a champ. He likes to run ahead to explore, but he is never out of sight and frequently returns to check in. Chance shows some Springer energy but settles quickly and actually enjoys napping as well.

Chance has obviously been well cared for and is in very good shape. His previous owner reports that in addition to being constant companions, they enjoyed hunting pheasants together. This is probably why Chance is partial to men, although in the short time he has been in our home, his affections have expanded to others as well. We do not know how Chance is around small children, but his previous owner says he loves people no matter what size. He gets along with the resident dogs and shows no aggression toward them. Chance is not particularly fond of cats. He will bark and chase them if given the opportunity.

With the improvement he has already shown, we believe that with a little work Chance will be able to overcome his anxiety at being left alone. However, his perfect Forever Home would be a home where someone is home with him most of the day. Chance is looking for a new constant companion; he says, “Please take a chance on me!”

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 Chance.

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

Posted: 4/21/15


FREDDIE
Mendota Heights, MN

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ESRA#:2015-259SD
Status: Adoption Pending
  
Age:5 years
Gender:Male
Color:Tricolor
Weight:50 lbs
Variety:Bench
Meet Fabulous Freddie! Isn't this tricolor Springer gorgeous? Freddie is not only adorable, but he's also very sweet.

This boy is hands down the most affectionate, people-oriented Springer his foster family has ever met or fostered. Freddie LOVES his humans. He's truly a loyal companion who lives for pettings, scratches, and cuddles. He flashes a smile whenever he is shown any attention! Freddie will always be at your side, whether it be sitting next to you or lying close to your feet. He is perfect on a leash and completely reliable off leash. One of Freddie's favorite games is to follow his foster mom back and forth while she mows her lawn.

Freddie gets along great with other dogs, and he plays very well with his canine foster sister. He would prefer to share his Forever Home with female dogs, or he would be fine as an only dog. Although he is cratetrained, Freddie enjoys free rein of his foster home, and he behaves himself when he is on his own. Freddie is also completely housetrained. This sweetheart is neutered, current on his shots, microchipped, and ready to go to his new Forever Family.

Freddie has lots of love and affection to give, and he will make the perfect companion. He finds pure joy in simply being with his people, and you can see that joy in his constant smile. Freddie is looking for a family that will spend time with him, work on his training, teach him new games, and give him all the love he deserves. Is that family yours? If so, contact his case managers right away 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 Freddie.

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

Posted: 5/15/15


GRACE
Rochester, MN

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ESRA#:2015-136MN
Status: Adoption Pending
  
Age:10 years
Gender:Female
Color:Black & White
Weight:36 lbs
Variety:Field
"This is the dog someone wants!" says Grace's foster dad. Gracie, as she is called, is a beautiful girl with silky hair. She is a sweetheart who loves to snuggle. Gracie's best feature is her funny smile. It melts our hearts every time we see it!

Gracie came into rescue after many years of being a mother. At ten years of age, she had a litter that only produced two puppies. Her vet check revealed tumors from repeated breeding. The tumors were removed, dental work was done, and Gracie was spayed. No more puppies for this petite girl!

Gracie is housetrained. She comes when she is called and walks well on a leash. She quickly discovered the joys of sleeping on the sofa. Gracie has made it very clear to her foster family that she wants nothing to do with a crate, but she loves going to the outside kennel with her canine foster brothers.

Her foster mom took Grace to a dog-friendly pet store where she welcomed the attention of the resident cat. While at the vet's office, Gracie tried to mother a four-month-old puppy! She is figuring out that birds and squirrels demand special attention and must be chased. Grace is curious about everything. A recent thunderstorm caused her some anxiety, but it's unlikely that she had ever been out in the rain, let alone experienced thunder.

Her foster family can't say enough good things about this pretty girl. She is one in a million, and she will bring love and joy to her lucky Forever Family.

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 Grace.

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

Posted: 4/18/15


CHUBS
Ham Lake, MN

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ESRA#:2015-194SD
Status: Adoption Pending
  
Age:7 years
Gender:Male
Color:Liver & White
Weight:50 lbs
Variety:Field
Meet Chubs! This happy boy is looking for his very own Forever Family. Chubs loves to play fetch and run with his foster sibling. He walks like a dream on the leash! Although he has the typical Springer energy, Chubs is very content to curl up next to his foster family and get snuggles and pets. He has shown himself to be very gentle around new adults and kids; when approached, Chubs will sit or lie down to get his belly rubbed. Chubs is typically quiet and doesn't bark unless he's excited and playing.

Chubs is crate trained, but he prefers to have full run of the house, including lying on couches or sleeping in bed. His current foster family is working on teaching him that he needs to be invited up on furniture. Chubs can get vocal when you ask him to get down from furniture, but a treat or simply leaving the room will motivate him to jump down. When he rides in cars, Chubs is the perfect traveling companion, sitting in the seat and looking out the window or snuggling up and sitting close to a human companion.

Chubs would be a wonderful addition to your home! He seems to adapt very well to new situations, and he is very gentle with people of all ages, including small children. If you are willing to play fetch, rub his belly, and give him treats (he loves fresh veggies, fruit, and plain Greek yogurt), Chubs will be your new best friend!

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 Chubs.

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

Posted: 5/07/15


GINGER
Rochester, MN

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ESRA#:2013-55IA
Status: Deceased
Date:2015-05-15
  
Age:14 years
Gender:Female
Color:Liver & White
Weight:40 lbs
Variety:Bench
5/15/15: We're sad to report that Ginger's inoperable leg tumor got the best of her, and her loving foster parents made the difficult but right decision to free her of her pain today. Run free, Ginger.

From Ginger's foster dad: Ginger flew across the Rainbow Bridge on this beautiful day in May. She joined the ESRA family three and a half years ago as an obese and blind twelve-year-old stray. We are not quite sure when it happened, but she found her way into our hearts. Ginger will be missed by her canine boyfriends and her people. She was a very sweet girl.
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Say hello to Ginger, a sweet senior with a lot to offer in her remaining years. Ginger was brought into ESRA's program from a shelter, so not much is known about her history.

From her lack of grooming it was obvious that Ginger had suffered from neglect, but fortunately she never lacked food. She weighed sixty-two pounds when she came into rescue, and we knew that she needed to lose about forty pounds in order to be healthier and feel better.

Ginger is blind, but she has good hearing. She does well in known surroundings. She is crate trained. She walks well, albeit slowly, on the leash, and she goes up and down stairs easily. As the weight has come off, she has become somewhat spry and sassy, and she does not have a problem letting her foster family know what she wants!  

Ginger deserves a stable, loving home in which to enjoy her senior years. If you think you are the Forever Family for her, please contact us.

UPDATE from Ginger's foster mom, 4/10/13: Ginger had the opportunity to go to the “Springer Spa” at another foster home last week while we were on vacation. While she was there she discovered why girls love to be pampered! I was concerned that settling into another new situation would be hard on Ginger, but before I left she was curled up on the floor and couldn’t have been happier. A crate takes on a whole new meaning when it is lined with pillows! This girl had previously been deprived of the joy of arranging pillows and snuggling into a plush, fluffy bed. Baths, special shampoos, and a new haircut made her a very happy dog indeed. Ginger let me know that I could leave her there anytime, as it is a doggie utopia.

Her hostess stated that Ginger fell right into the routine and became one of the pack. She was surprised at Ginger’s curiosity and confidence in a new situation. It was a great experience for us all, and we learned that Ginger will be able to adapt to new surroundings without stress.

UPDATE, 8/7/13: Ginger has now reached her goal weight of forty pounds! She feels much better now, and she will trot around outside. It's cute to watch her sniff and explore her yard!

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 Ginger.

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

Posted: 3/18/13

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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

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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.

RUBY
Gothenburg, NE

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ESRA#:2015-93NE
Status: Available
  
Age:2 years
Gender:Female
Color:Tricolor
Weight:38 lbs
Variety:Bench
Hello, my name is Ruby! I celebrated my second birthday on March 10. I am very active, and I love to play ball EVERY day--morning, noon, and night. If you forget, I will kindly remind you by waiting enthusiastically at the door. I also like finding things to chew on. I haven't destroyed any human property, but I love to pull the stuffing out of my toys.

I live with two other Springers. One is like me and likes to play a lot, so we chase each other around the yard. I've also met smaller and larger dogs, and I like them all. I can't tell you much about cats. I've never met one, but I'm sure we'd have a good time playing chase. I also play with two kids. They're a lot of fun. I might be a bit too energetic for really little children, though.

I attended obedience school, so I know some commands and I use my good manners most of the time. I'm working on walking on a leash. I haven't quite mastered that, but I'm trying! I would prefer to run like the wind. I love to feel the wind in my ears. Whenever I get the chance, I head for the car to go for a ride. I am a good passenger. I usually sit on the seat or lie on the floor.

I'm small enough that I love to sit beside you on the couch (on your lap is good, too) when you're watching TV. When it comes to bedtime, I will gladly warm your spot for you. I like to lie by your feet once I'm settled for the night.

During the day, I have free rein of the house. I just hang out with my buddies. I may find a bone or a toy to chew on, or I might take a nap so I'm ready to play when my humans get home. I'm looking for a Forever Family that will continue to work on obedience with me, and one that has lots of time for playing, walking, and cuddling. If you are hunting for a real gem, be sure to ask for me!

Love,
Ruby


From Ruby's case manager: Ruby is spayed and up to date on her vaccinations.

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 Ruby.

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

Posted: 5/05/15

SOX
Arnold, NE

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ESRA#:2015-4CO
Status: Available
  
Age:2 years
Gender:Male
Color:Liver & White
Weight:45 lbs
Variety:Bench
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

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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.

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CAPPY
Brandon, SD

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ESRA#:2014-270NE
Status: Adoption Pending
  
Age:2 years
Gender:Male
Color:Tricolor
Weight:55 lbs
Variety:Bench
This is Cappy, and we don't have to mention his good looks because you can see that he is about as handsome as they come! Cappy's ESRA story began last year when he was rescued from the shelter. He was fostered and adopted, and he settled in to his new home. But within a few months, Cappy showed signs of food aggression, and his adoptive family made the decision to return him to ESRA.

Cappy's foster family began working with him on his behavior, and in the meantime they learned that Cappy has several wonderful characteristics typical of Springers. His list of positive qualities is long: Cappy is a loving dog and likes to cuddle. He can be playful when you want him to, but he also can just hang out and be calm. When you talk to him, he will talk back. He is patient during grooming and loves to be combed. He is food motivated and loves to learn new tricks; his favorite is Shake. He loves people and is learning not to jump up on them. He housetrained and shows good manners in the house. He is a good leash walker. Cappy lives with other dogs and gets along well with them. He loves going to the dog park.

Cappy's foster family has implemented a structured environment that allows Cappy to succeed. Feeding time is monitored and managed. When Cappy gets tired at night, he sometimes wants to be left alone and will let his people know that by growling. His foster family escorts him to his kennel, and he settles in there. Cappy's issues are predictable and under control in his foster home because he is positively managed.

We want to place Cappy in a home with adults only. The adults in his home should be willing to provide structure along with positive reinforcement. Cappy takes more time to trust men, and he favors his foster mom, but has has come a long way with his foster dad. Cappy has proven that he can be a joy in his home and bring lots of smiles to his people. He is looking forward to his next chapter!

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 Cappy.

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

Posted: 5/20/14

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BERTRAND
Edinburg, OH

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ESRA#:2014-731IN
Status: Available
  
Age:2 years
Gender:Male
Color:Black & White
Weight:50 lbs
Variety:Mix
Meet Bertrand, who is known as Bertie by those who love him. He's a border collie/English Springer mix who was pulled from a shelter in southeastern Indiana. In foster care with several Springers, Bertie is clearly more border collie than Springer. He has many of the classic herding breed tendencies.

Bertie is a sweet boy who loves people. He is very affectionate. His foster mom says that he is one of the sweetest dogs she has ever fostered. Like most young dogs, Bertie is full of energy. He is playful, and he likes to romp with other dogs. He would love to have canine siblings, but they should match him in energy. The older, more mature dogs in Bertie's foster home don't really appreciate his zest for life. Bertie seems to like kids, but because of his boisterous energy, any children in his Forever Home should be at least twelve years old. Bertie has not been tested with cats, except for meeting cats at the vet's office. He wants to chase them, not as prey, but just to play.

Bertie's foster mom has worked on housetraining and crate training with him, and she is happy to report that he has mastered both. He is very smart and learns new things quickly and easily. Bertie rides well in the car, but he has been known to try to help with the driving, so a harness restraint or a crate is best.

This silly boy can be a counter surfer, grabbing things from from the kitchen counter, the end table, the bathroom vanity, or just about anywhere else. Bertie's foster mom has been working to curb this behavior. He is getting much better, but this is still a work in progress. Bertie's new family will need to be committed to continuing this training, which includes providing appropriate chews and toys as well as making sure he is given the opportunity to expend his energy in positive ways.

Bertie sometimes greets people with a hug by wrapping his front legs around their waists while his tail wags furiously. He would love to give you a hello hug. Are you game? If so, please contact his case manager at the e-mail address below.

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

Contact: ESRA Case Manager, Angie Mesarchik akmesarchik@gmail.com .

Posted: 1/03/15

CHESTER
Cincinnati, OH

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I'm waiting for my Forever date!

ESRA#:2015-149OH
Status: Available
  
Age:2 years
Gender:Male
Color:Black & White
Weight:42 lbs
Variety:Mix
ESRA-Ohio is pleased to introduce you to Chester. Appearing to be wearing a tuxedo, he's all dressed up with nowhere to go--except to his Forever Home.

Chester came to ESRA as a malnourished, shaggy, and scared stray. Through a high protein diet and proper vetting, Chester is quickly gaining weight (he’s up to forty-two pounds now). Having been alone through the cold winter, Chester makes sure he is always within a few feet of his humans, including when he eats. He doesn’t want to be independent ever again, and he gets a little distressed when left alone.

His foster family has found Chester to be an extremely loving and calm dog. He gets along with his canine siblings and other dogs he meets on walks. His teenage humans are his favorites, and he gets excited when they come home from school. He is housetrained, sleeps in a closed crate, walks comfortably on a loose leash, rides well in cars, and knows basic commands. Chester likes to lie under his foster mom’s desk, or anywhere there is a hand available for petting. Chester loves everyone he meets--other dogs (from toy poodles to very large breeds), adults, and young children. However, because of his energy and friendliness, he can knock young children over. Any children in Chester's Forever Home should be over five years of age. He hasn't been introduced to cats and hasn't shown interest in toys.

Chester is a two- to three-year-old neutered male English Springer Spaniel and border collie mix. He is neutered, microchipped, and up to date on all of his shots. Chester is a lovely dog that is waiting for his Forever Family.

If you're looking for a date to the prom--the prom that happens every day--Chester is waiting for your invitation!

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

Contact: ESRA Case Manager, Angie Mesarchik akmesarchik@gmail.com .

Posted: 4/21/15

BAXTER
West Lafayette, OH

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ESRA#:2011-919OH
Status: Available
  
Age:13 years
Gender:Male
Color:Black & White
Weight:59 lbs
Variety:Bench
Meet Baxter, a handsome senior boy who came into ESRA’s care because of a change in his family’s situation.

Baxter wakes up in the morning with a smiling face. He greets each day with excitement and optimism. Baxter is a very friendly boy, and he’ll say hello to everyone he sees when he's out on a walk. He’s very grateful when they stop and pet him. In fact, grateful is a good description of Baxter’s personality. He wants to please as much as he wants attention and belly rubs. He enjoys life to the fullest and appreciates all of the attention he can get.

Baxter is a great fellow, and his foster family has only praise for him. He loves being around children, and he is great with other dogs. He hasn’t lived with a cat, but he does like to chase them. Baxter is housetrained and crate trained, but he can also be trusted to have the run of the house. He also knows Sit, Lie Down, and Shake. He loves, loves, loves car rides!

Baxter has a few minor health-related issues. He has a mild grain allergy that manifests itself in ear infections and hot spots. But as long as he is fed a grain-free dog food, he is not bothered by these things. And of course, being a “mature” gentleman, Baxter does have a bit of hearing loss. However, he looks to his humans for directions, so this hasn’t been a problem. He also has some age-related arthritis and mild cataracts, but no medication or treatment is required at this time.

If Baxter could talk, he would tell you that his needs are few: quality food to limit skin allergies, keeping his ears clean and healthy, daily walks, and lots of belly rubs and affection. This sweet, good-looking boy is ready to bring love and joy to his Forever Family! Is that family yours?

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

Contact: Christi Olinger christiolinger@gmail.com .

Posted: 10/17/11

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KEATON
Milwaukee, WI

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My crate or the people bed? Hmmm . . .

ESRA#:2015-100WI
Status: Available
  
Age:7 years
Gender:Male
Color:Liver & White
Weight:40 lbs
Variety:Bench
Keaton is looking for the Forever Home where he can be the center of his people's attention. He was taken into ESRA's care due to a divorce.

This affectionate boy loves snuggling, specifically in the nook behind your knees while you are sitting. If you are lying down or sitting in a recliner, he likes to curl up in a ball between your legs. He will sometimes show how happy he is by giving you a slow kiss.

Keaton would do best in a home with guidance from dog-savvy owners and one where any children are at least ten years old. He can become startled if he is awakened suddenly from a sound sleep, so it is best to let him wake up on his own. As is true of many dogs, Keaton does best with firm leadership and routine.

Handsome Keaton is housetrained and crate trained, but he can be trusted with the run of the house when his people are gone. He is a really good walking partner, and he loves doing long-line work (training with him on Come, Sit, Stay, etc.). Keaton knows to walk on his human's left side. He heels, and he sits at corners. He doesn't pull unless he sees another dog or animal. Keaton doesn't like swimming very much. His ideal day would include a long walk and then lots of downtime to sleep in a really comfy place at home.

Keaton has not been around cats. He may whine a little when he rides in the car, but he's fine if someone can pet him while he rides.

Our boy is up to date with his vaccinations. He has some small fatty cysts that have been tested to ensure they are not cancerous. Keaton does have environmental allergies that are easily treated by daily medication and regular grooming. An elimination diet was completed during the first two years of his life to rule out food allergies.

Keaton is very sweet. This Velcro guy aims to please and can never get enough attention from his humans. He has shown recently that he really doesn't want to share that attention with another dog, so he definitely needs to be the only dog in his Forever Home. Keaton would love to meet you if you can let him be the center of your world for the rest of his life! If that sounds good to you, please contact his case manager at the e-mail address below.

State of Wisconsin licensed and inspected: 402322-DS

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

Contact: Marie Heinking kcmcheinking@frontier.com .

Posted: 5/23/15

BEA
Milwaukee, WI

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ESRA#:2015-120WI
Status: Available
  
Age:7 years
Gender:Female
Color:Tricolor
Weight:40 lbs
Variety:Bench
Bea is as sweet as a Springer can be! She came to ESRA due to a divorce. If you are looking for a real sweetheart, Bea is the Springer for you. Do you need some loving, cuddling, and affection from a Springer who is so happy to see you that her whole back wiggles with excitement because she loves people so much? That's Bea!

This beautiful girl is great with people of all ages. She comes from a home that had a one-year-old child who would climb all over her and sleep snuggled in bed with her. Bea is fine with other dogs if she is off leash, and she did well at doggy daycare for years. However, if she encounters another dog while on leash, she exhibits fear aggression and growls. Bea doesn't like loud commotion as she gets a little nervous, so she will hide in another room. She has not been around cats.

Bea rides well in the car, although she may whine a little. She does pull on the leash. Bea loves running, swimming, jumping, and playing fetch. After all this activity, she is content to have some down time to sleep in a really comfy place at home. Bea knows the basic commands as well as Leave It. She did know Front at one time, but she could use some work on that command now. Bea is treat motivated and will do anything for praise and food (and, speaking of that, she does like to counter surf). She is not toy or food aggressive.

Bea is housetrained and crate trained, but she can be left to roam freely in the house when her people are away. She would do best in a Forever Home where she can get lots of attention. Can Bea be the Queen Bee in your family? If so, please contact her case manager at the e-mail address below.

State of Wisconsin licensed and inspected: 402322-DS

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

Contact: Marie Heinking kcmcheinking@frontier.com .

Posted: 5/23/15

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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