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This page was last updated on 7/23/16

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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


RELAY
Frankfort, IL

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ESRA#:2016-309IL
Status: Adoption Pending
  
Age:9 years
Gender:Female
Color:Liver & White
Weight:41 lbs
Variety:Bench
Relay was given her unusual name because her mom and dad are both runners, but they usually call her Ree Ree. This petite, happy little girl is just full of energy and fun. Her family loves her very much and has given her wonderful care for her whole life, ever since she was a puppy. This excellent care shows in her glowing good health as well as her lively disposition. But over the years, the family's circumstances have changed, and they are no longer able to give Relay the time and attention she needs. So her owners have made the difficult decision to seek a new home for her, with ESRA's help.

Ree Ree goes to doggie day care and gets along well with all other dogs. She has had no experience with cats. In typical Springer fashion, she will follow you around from room to room just to be with you. She likes both men and women. Ree Ree is also good with children of all ages, and she especially likes the older ones who will play with her. She currently lives with a fifteen-month-old toddler, whom she tolerates well.

This sweet girl is crate trained and housetrained. She walks well on the leash, knows basic commands, and takes treats from your hand gently. She loves walks and runs, and she especially enjoys swimming. Relay's favorite place to visit is the pond in her grandparents' backyard. She always has a great time looking for frogs, hunting the muskrats, and getting full of mud.

Everyone who meets Ree Ree loves her and gets lots of kisses in return. She is alert, enthusiastic, affectionate, and so very sweet. She is just plain loveable! Relay needs a family who will appreciate her exuberance and who will have plenty of time and attention to give her. She will be happiest with a fenced yard so she can play and explore in freedom and safety. But if you also want to hike, swim, or chase frogs, Ree Ree is your girl! If she sounds like just what you are looking for in a Springer companion, please contact her case manager at the e-mail address below.

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

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

Posted: 6/29/16

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OLAF
Fort Wayne, IN

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ESRA#:2016-609IN
Status: Available
  
Age:8 years
Gender:Male
Color:Black & White
Weight:30 lbs
Variety:Mix
We are pleased to introduce Olaf. Just look at that sweet face! Our ESRA volunteer heard about Olaf after someone dropped him off in the night box of a shelter to be put down. He was obese and had a "hot spot" skin irritation, but as soon as the volunteer saw him, she knew that Olaf was a very special boy and well worth saving.

After having received a complete vetting, a nutritious diet, and lots of TLC from his foster mom, Olaf is doing just great. He is healthy, has no known medical issues, and has plenty of energy to enjoy life. He loves to meet new people and likes to be with kids. If you are in the mood to play, he is your boy--ready, willing, and enthusiastic!

Olaf's foster mom says that she doesn't know how anyone could resist this one-of-a-kind cutie. He gets along just fine with the two resident Springers at his foster home, and when the cat tries to bully him, Olaf just walks away. Even when the bird cages needed cleaning, Olaf watched the process with interest but did not try to hunt the birds.

This little guy is happiest when he is with his people, and he is content to sit next to you without having to be on your lap. He especially enjoys his walks, and if your route goes by a pond, he will wade or even lie down in it! When it's mealtime, Olaf is right there to keep you on schedule by barking until he is fed. He loves his crate, has good house manners, walks nicely on the leash, and rides well in the car.

Olaf is looking for someone who will give him the time and attention he needs. He must have a fenced yard or be kept on the leash because he can't resist going exploring. But Olaf really just wants to be with you, no matter what you are doing, and he will be an affectionate companion for some lucky family. If you think that family might be yours, please contact his case manager right away at the e-mail address below.

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

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

Posted: 7/07/16

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JANA
Johnston, IA

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ESRA#:2016-322IA
Status: Adoption Pending
  
Age:5 years
Gender:Female
Color:Black & White
Weight:45 lbs
Variety:Bench
Jana is a super sweet girl who is looking for her Forever Family. She was left at the local shelter after her original owners moved away. Someone's loss is another one's treasure!

Not only is Jana a beautiful Springer, but she is also extremely smart. She knows the commands Sit, Stay, Shake, Roll Over, and many others. Jana also has excellent recall. She does room to improve on her leash training. Jana is housetrained and will let you know if she needs to go outside.

Jana lives with two other Springers and several cats. She does well with the resident dogs, but she would really prefer to have a home of her own with no other canines. Jana is a very Velcro Springer who wants the attention of her family. She would relish receiving all the attention! She is fine with the dog-savvy cats. She is curious about them and likes to check them out. Jana lives with teenaged humans and is just great with them. However, because her foster family doesn't know how Jana would behave around young children, they think it would be best for any kids in her Forever Home to be older and have experience living with dogs.

Some of Jana's favorite things are snuggling, cuddling, wiggling her tail, swimming, and taking baths! She also enjoys car rides, and she will make a great co-pilot if you want to take a road trip.

Are you looking for a loving companion who will be at your beck and call? Jana is your girl! She is waiting patiently for her Forever Family, so please contact her case managers at the e-mail address below if you have a place in your home and your heart for this beauty.

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 Jana.

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

Posted: 7/17/16

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

HANK
Gladwin, MI

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ESRA#:2016-298MI
Status: Available
  
Age:10 years
Gender:Male
Color:Liver & White
Weight:65 lbs
Variety:Field

Thinking about bringing Hank or another wonderful Senior Springer into your family? Read why rescuing Senior Springers is a top priority for ESRA.
Meet Hank, a very sweet and loving boy! Hank is a rather mellow Springer, and he is positively smitten with his people. He was surrendered to ESRA when his previous owners could no longer care for him. Hank has adjusted famously in his foster home and is now seeking blissful, adoring human companionship with his Forever Family.  

This totally Velcro fellow is clearly intent on being with you wherever you are! But when he knows that you must go away without him, Hank is trustworthy--there are no accidents or shenanigans while he is on his own. He is crate trained, but he does not like the crate and really does not need it. If it is an option for Hank to be a sidekick on an outing, he rides joyfully in the car.

Hank is extremely obedient and knows the commands Sit, Down, and Stay. His foster mom has taught him to come with a whistle. He is smart, learns quickly, and responds amazingly to praise. Hank can be an alarm barker with a deep, booming voice. His foster mom tells him, "Easy," and he stops the woofing about half the time now!

Our loveable guy also has impeccable inside manners. He is housetrained and does not counter surf. Hank is great with kids and other dogs. He adores his foster sister and finds it entertaining to follow her around outside. He has not been cat tested. Hank is not particularly prey driven. No doubt he would love to catch a squirrel, but not to the point of being crazed. Hank's foster mom lives on a lake, so he has just learned to swim. While Hank does like to take a dip, he is not overly water obsessed.

Balls, endless games of fetch, and toys are requirements for Hank. In fact, he must have a squeaky toy with him at all times as security. He is patient and accepting of grooming, and indeed he dotes on the attention.  

Hank will get up on the furniture, but he does not stay there for long. He will get off when asked to do so. Hank waits on his foster mom's bed until she falls asleep and then jumps down to the floor, where he prefers to be. Hank never lies on a dog bed.

This cute "marshmallow boy" does need to shed some weight, and his foster mom is working diligently to help him trim down. He is making good progress, and the vet recently commented that Hank seems more active and his coat looks better now. Hank's Forever Family must be dedicated to continue with his dietary requirements and daily exercise sessions. Hank is actually wonderful off leash, as he desires close proximity to his people and does not wander away. He does need work on lead, though, as he is a puller. Hank also enjoys chewing a bull stick every couple of days to exercise his mind and clean his teeth.

Hank definitely needs a Forever Family with someone at home most of the time. He becomes quite anxious when his people are not in sight. He will then constantly bite on a toy to soothe his anxiety. This darling boy needs a Forever Home with those who are willing to have a Springer partner who wants to spend a lot of time with them and be a major part of their lives. Hank truly relies on and thrives with the comfort of human interaction. Are you looking for a furry soulmate with whom to spend your days, minutes, and seconds? If so, contact our state coordinator today at the e-mail address below.

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

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

Posted: 7/16/16

BRODY
Rose City, MI

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ESRA#:2016-316MI
Status: Available
  
Age:4 years
Gender:Male
Color:Liver & White
Weight:65 lbs
Variety:Bench
Meet Brody! He is a beautiful, sweet boy with a very loving and loyal personality. Brody is a typical Springer who purely and simply wants to be with his people. He craves human affection much more than the company of his canine peers. While Brody's current family loves him dearly, they feel that this Velcro fellow needs a Forever Home better suited to his need to be an only dog.

Brody is not high maintenance, but he does require regular exercise. He is great on leash in the neighborhood and off leash in the woodlands. He excitedly looks forward to his daily two-mile outings. Afterwards, Brody is content for the rest of the day and becomes a couch potato until bedtime. He sleeps nicely through the night either on the floor beside his family's bed or on the sofa.

This well-mannered guy is completely housetrained and crate trained, although he is not a fan of the crate. His family says, "Guard the house!" when they leave, and that lets Brody know he is not going along. He has always been a good and trustworthy boy on his own. And when his people return, he jumps for joy!

Brody lets you know when he wants a potty break. After he does his business, he immediately wants to go back inside with his people. Brody is a protector of his domain, and he barks when he hears a noise or when someone is at the door. When guests enter, he immediately accepts them and wants their attention.

Unlike some Springers, Brody has a low prey drive and is not comfortable swimming. He currently lives on the water, but he only uses it to get a drink. Brody has little interest in toys. His mom describes him as low key and calm in his routine. He is, however, keenly aware of when it is mealtime, and he happily reminds you to feed him promptly. Not surprisingly, this adorable Springer is also a master counter surfer!

Brody enjoys going for fun quad bike rides. He jumps on the back and waits to take a spin. Brody also loves car rides; he is very relaxed and even falls asleep. He also snoozes through his grooming appointments. He is up to date on all of his vetting and is neutered and microchipped. Brody is very well behaved with small children. His behavior with cats is unknown.

Because he adores his humans and thrives on their attention, Brody needs a Forever Home with someone there nearly all of the time. He also needs a Forever Family of pack leaders as he can be a bit bossy and stubborn, trying to take charge of the household. To be his personal best, Brody would benefit from consistency in commands and firm yet soft and gentle guidance. The most important factor is that Brody absolutely must be an only dog in his Forever Home. He wants to be the star of the show.

If you are looking for a steadfast doggie companion and your lifestyle fits the bill for Brody, let our state coordinator know your story. This loving and extremely handsome guy is ready to be your new bestie and your super Springer sidekick!

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

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

Posted: 7/03/16

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TOOTSIE
Veseli, MN

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ESRA#:2016-301MN
Status: Available
  
Age:11 years
Gender:Female
Color:Liver & White
Weight:41 lbs
Variety:Bench

Thinking about bringing Tootsie or another wonderful Senior Springer into your family? Read why rescuing Senior Springers is a top priority for ESRA.
If you are looking for someone sweet and loving to add to your family, Tootsie fits the bill! This gentle girl was found wandering on a reservation, and she had likely been on her own for some time. Tootsie is a wonderful Springer who has adjusted very quickly and well to her new life in ESRA's loving care.

Tootsie is quite calm, good natured, and obedient. She loves attention, and she shows affection for her human foster family. Some of her favorite activities include snuggling and cuddling. She hasn't met a person she doesn't like, and if you scratch her fur, she will just melt into you! Tootsie also gets along great with the other pets in her foster home, both canine and feline.

Although she moves a leisurely pace, Tootsie sometimes like to explore. She can wonder and follow her nose. For her safety, therefore, she will need a Forever Home with a physical fence.

If you are looking for a real sweetheart to keep you company, Tootsie would love to meet you!

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 Tootsie.

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

Posted: 7/05/16

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

MANDY
Saint Paul, MN

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ESRA#:2016-43MI
Status: Available
  
Age:8 years
Gender:Female
Color:Liver & White
Weight:50 lbs
Variety:Bench
We would like to thank Sarah Ernhart of Sarah Beth Photography, Minneapolis/Saint Paul, for generously donating the photos of Mandy displayed here. Visit her website.
Mandy was picked up as a stray in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan in January of 2016. We're still not sure how this sweet older girl ended up as a stray, but she has been embracing the good life since coming into ESRA's care.

We don't know exactly how old Mandy is, but her veterinarian estimates her to be around eight years old. She has some age-related changes to her eyes, but she can still see very well. She is hard of hearing. Mandy was in pretty rough shape when she was taken in by our volunteers, but with a lot of great care, she's working on getting healthy! She will soon have a dental cleaning, and the large lump on her left rib cage will be removed before she goes to her new home.

Mandy is currently working out on the underwater treadmill to help her lose weight safely and gain muscle. Since January, she has lost twenty pounds, with just a bit more yet to lose. Mandy is currently under the care of a rehabilitation veterinarian to help her get strong and healthy. It would be great if she could continue to see her rehab vet once she has been adopted so that she can remain as strong and physically healthy as possible.

Mandy loves to be involved in the daily life of her family, but she is also comfortable being left home alone. She enjoys going for walks, running laps around the yard, napping in the sun, cuddling, and playing with a select few toys. She's just one of those very good dogs who is easy to live with and to love.

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 Mandy.

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

Posted: 7/13/16

LEO
Wayzata, MN

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ESRA#:2016-266IL
Status: Available
  
Age:10 years
Gender:Male
Color:Black & White
Weight:60 lbs
Variety:Bench

Thinking about bringing Leo or another wonderful Senior Springer into your family? Read why rescuing Senior Springers is a top priority for ESRA.
Meet the handsome and healthy Leo! His foster family describes him as a "big-time Velcro dog" who truly loves having his people nearby.

Leo is looking for a family in which at least one member is home much of the time. He has some anxiety when people leave for more than a couple of hours. Leo is housetrained and enjoys free rein in the house. He much prefers to have room to move about, as confinement increases his anxiety.

This good-looking guy lives in a foster home with other dogs, and he gets along great with them. He chases cats, so it would be best to avoid that temptation. Leo is an excellent car rider, and he loves riding shotgun. Swimming is an activity that Leo can take or leave. "I'm more of a land Springer," he would say.

Because he is a strong and strong-willed dog, Leo would benefit from an obedience class where he can bond with his new owner and pick up a few tips to help him understand that his humans are the leaders.

Leo seems to prefer following his foster dad around. He does enjoy the company of his foster mom, too, but he sticks like glue to his foster dad. Leo will make a wonderful companion for someone who is looking for an all-the-time buddy!

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 Leo.

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

Posted: 7/10/16

SADIE
Hopkins, MN

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ESRA#:2016-202MN2016-201MN
Status: AvailableAvailable
   
Age:7 years7 years
Gender:FemaleFemale
Color:Liver & WhiteLiver & White
Weight:44 lbs44
Variety:BenchBench

Read about bonded pairs and the benefits of adopting these special best friends.
We would like to thank Sarah Ernhart of Sarah Beth Photography, Minneapolis/Saint Paul, for generously donating the photos of Sadie and Suzie displayed here. Visit her website.
Sadie and Suzie are sweet and adorable sisters. They are looking for a patient, loving Forever Home where they will be able to blossom into confident and playful dogs. These girls are loving, gentle, and often a bit shy. Their main comfort is their strong bond, so we will be adopting them together as a pair.

Because they can be scared easily by sudden movements or loud sounds, Sadie and Suzie would probably do best in a home without children. Although we don't know much about their past, we do know that their Forever Family should be prepared to work with them at their pace. Suzie and Sadie are beginning to blossom, and they have been making strides in their socialization with people.

The sisters do not care for crates, so they are kept in the kitchen while their foster family is at work. They are very respectful of their surroundings, and they enjoy sleeping on their dog beds during the day. At night, however, they prefer to sleep in bed with their foster family!

Both girls enjoy lounging in the backyard on nice days. Because they tend to follow their noses, Sadie and Suzie will need a fenced yard. They do well when they are being groomed, and afterward they love to show off their new haircuts. They enjoy the company of other dogs and play well with them.

If you are looking for two delightful girls to shower you with attention and affection, Suzie and Sadie will be excellent companions. These girls deserve the best, and we want to find the perfect Forever Family for them. If you think that family is yours, please contact their 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 Sadie.

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

Posted: 5/21/16

JAKE
Duluth, MN

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ESRA#:2013-860MN
Status: Available
  
Age:4 years
Gender:Male
Color:B&W Tricolor
Weight:55 lbs
Variety:Field
Have you ever seen such a handsome boy as Jake? This tricolored head-turner gets compliments on his looks everywhere he goes! Jake is being surrendered because he and his family were not a good fit. Now Jake is looking for a new Forever Family with a person or people he can really bond with. This fine boy knows his obedience commands and has never had an accident in his home. He is crate trained, although he can be trusted to roam free in the house when his people are away.

This calm, content boy enjoys just hanging out and relaxing at home with his people. He might follow you around sometimes to see what you are doing. Have you ever heard a dog purr? Well, if you gently rub Jake's ears, you will likely hear it! And if he sees you walking toward him, he will wag his curly little tail for you.

Jake is healthy and up to date on all vaccines, including one for Lyme disease. This is necessary because Jake's passion in life is to be outside smelling all of the interesting smells out there, and ticks often hitch a ride during his adventures. Jake particularly loves the scents of animals, especially grouse. He flushes grouse regularly and even retrieved a dead grouse that he came upon one day. It's a beautiful sight to see him running through the woods. If you're not a hunter, that's fine, because Jake would happily accompany you for any land-based activity! Jake's family trained him on an e-collar so that he could enjoy off-leash walks, because his recall is not reliable without one.

Jake needs a home where a man he really connects with will be his primary person. Jake thinks that women are okay, but he consistently prefers men to be his buddies. The man in his new home will need to be a strong leader who has had experience with dogs. Jake cannot live with small children, cats, or other pets because of his strong prey drive. He is all right with other confident dogs, but he would be just fine as an only dog. He is food motivated and loves chewing on real bones from the butcher shop.

Because he is an active guy, Jake will need at least thirty minutes of exercise every day. He would especially love the opportunity to hunt birds and play fetch in the water. Jake's swimming technique is comically poor, but he stays afloat just fine, and this is another favorite activity of his. He loves fetching in the water so much that sometimes he will bark while he's swimming out to retrieve a toy!

Sweet Jake would like to find a new home soon. If you are a good match for this special boy, he will reward you with lots of affection, some purring, a happy, thumping tail, and possibly even some grouse!

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 Jake.

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

Posted: 4/20/16


KIPTON
Rochester, MN

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ESRA#:2016-246MN
Status: Adoption Pending
  
Age:7 years
Gender:Male
Color:Liver & White
Weight:52 lbs
Variety:Field
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Meet Kipton! Kip (also known as Kippy or Kipper in his foster home) is an energetic, friendly boy who defines the word "companion." He not only likes to be in the same room or in the same chair as his people; he's most comfortable if he can get his paws on you.

Kip behaves very well in the house without the need to be crated when his family is away. He is obedient and housetrained. At night, he is happy to be in bed with you or on the floor next to the bedside (although he prefers to be in bed!). In the morning, he is so excited to get outside that he'll "talk" until his people finally get up.  

His past includes hunting and retrieving, and Kip's energy in the yard suggests that he has a hunting instinct, though his foster family hasn't tested this. If you like to go for drives, you'll enjoy Kippy's company. He rides like a champ: he jumps in, goes to his seat, and is calm during the entire ride. Though Kip lives with other dogs in his foster home, we believe that his ideal Forever Home will be one in which he can be the star dog.

One funny quirk that Kipper has is an affinity for light cast on walls and floors. Sometimes he will sit quite still and stare at a reflection. Other times he will dance around the light.

This sweet, attentive loverboy is ready for his Forever Family to find him, give him a place to work off his great energy, and snuggle up with him at the end of the day. If you would like to discuss adding Kipton to your family, 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 Kipton.

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

Posted: 7/01/16


COLBY
Lakeville, MN

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ESRA#:2016-315MN
Status: Adoption Pending
  
Age:7 years
Gender:Male
Color:Liver & White
Weight:63 lbs
Variety:Bench
Colby's rescue story started when he was found as a stray. He had bolted from his home during a storm and was found by a kind-hearted person. After much work to find Colby's family, the finder learned that the family didn't want him back. That's when Colby came to ESRA.

This handsome boy acts quite a bit younger than his age. He has good energy, although he doesn't need an excessive amount of exercise. Colby loves to be outside and go for walks. He can pull on the leash when he comes across a rabbit or other small animal, but overall he listens to commands. Colby knows Sit, Stay, and Come, and he is working on Down. He has some recall, but he needs work, especially if there is an animal distraction.

Colby does great in his foster home with four other dogs, and he is quiet even when the others are barking like crazy! However, Colby does chase the foster family's cat. This cat is dog savvy, but one not so experienced with canines could create a difficult living relationship with Colby. The same goes for chickens, bunnies, and birds--Colby sees them all as prey.

Inside, Colby likes to be around people, but he isn't a Velcro Springer all of the time. He will lie on the floor by himself, and he is generally pretty relaxed. He does want to be with his people when they are in other areas of the house, but he does not show high anxiety when they are not nearby.

At night Colby sleeps in a crate, which he walks into on his own. During the day, his foster family crates him with good treats. They have started to leave him out of his crate for a few hours at a time while they are away, and he has had no problems.

Colby is completely housetrained and actually sits at the door and whines when he's ready to go out. If you ignore him, he puts his nose under your arm to let you know that he REALLY wants to go outside!

This boy is happy and social with people and dogs. Colby would make a great companion for an active adult or a family with older kids. (He likes to lean on you when you pet him, so he might knock small children over.) If you think that Colby might be just the dog for you, 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 Colby.

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

Posted: 7/13/16


ELSKAN
Wayzata, MN

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ESRA#:2016-317MN
Status: Adoption Pending
  
Age:14 years
Gender:Female
Color:Black & White
Weight:45 lbs
Variety:Bench

Thinking about bringing Elskan or another wonderful Senior Springer into your family? Read why rescuing Senior Springers is a top priority for ESRA.
This is our sweet and gentle Elskan. She came to ESRA when her family situation changed due to medical and financial circumstances.

The wonderful thing about Elskan is that she always seems contented. She's not too Velcro; she's happy simply to be in the same room with her people. But of course she does enjoy snuggling with them as well, either on a bed or on the furniture.

Elskan is on medication for her thyroid and arthritis, and she will likely need these meds for the rest of her life. Her foster family is working to help Elskan to lose some weight, as she can be winded when coming in from outside.

Outside, Elskan will wander off if she is not watched. She should be monitored when she is off leash as she likes to graze and enjoy the yard. However, she will come when she's called. Exercise should be kept to a minimum as Elskan has a limp from an old injury, and she struggles with stairs.  

This contented girl exhibits no anxiety when her foster parents leave for the work day. She does not bark. She is great when she is left alone and does fine with free rein in the house. Elskan is also an excellent car rider. She would be a great dog to take to work if that was an option for someone.

Pretty Elskan has lots of life left to live and love to give. She is ready to find her new Forever Family and help them to be contented, too!

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 Elskan.

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

Posted: 7/10/16


SCOUT
Cannon Falls, MN

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ESRA#:2016-155MN
Status: Adoption Pending
  
Age:4 years
Gender:Male
Color:Black & White
Weight:50 lbs
Variety:Field
Meet handsome Scout! He is a happy, easygoing guy who loves to climb into your lap for quality snuggle time. Scout relishes receiving attention and affection. He is confident, loving, and eager to please!

This tall, strong Springer can run fast and chase squirrels all day. In addition to playing in the backyard, Scout loves to swim and splash around in the local pond. He would be a great running or swimming companion for his Forever Family. Because Scout loves to run like the wind, he absolutely must have regular opportunities to stretch his long legs off leash at a dog park or other safe, open area near his new home.

Scout's foster home includes two resident Springers, and Scout gets along great with them. His former owners reported that he lived peacefully with cats. This young, energetic boy benefits from having a set routine. He needs experienced owners to look to for guidance, and he will do best in an all-adult home.

Scout knows many basic commands and has great recall. He is housetrained and has excellent house manners. Therefore, he has the privilege of free rein in his foster home when the people are away. When he isn't napping, Scout can be found lying at the window, watching the squirrels, birds, and rivers. He does not care for bikes or cars, and he will bark at them. This behavior will provide a great opportunity for his Forever Family to work with Scout and help him to understand that he doesn't have to be protective of his people when he sees bicycles, cars, etc.

This fine boy is looking for a Forever Family to welcome him with warm and loving arms. Are you searching for a companion who is a real snuggler and a totally loving friend? If so, contact his case managers 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 Scout.

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

Posted: 4/20/16


MYA
Excelsior, MN

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ESRA#:2016-186MN
Status: Adoption Pending
  
Age:2 years
Gender:Female
Color:Liver & White
Weight:47 lbs
Variety:Field
If you're looking for a snuggle bug who just wants to cuddle, you need to meet happy little Miss Mya! This petite pup loves everyone and has the kisses to prove it. Her tail is constantly moving--it's that typical springer wiggle butt!

Mya is still very puppy-like, so she loves to play. Stuffed animals are favorites, especially if they squeak. And if you want to throw a ball, she will bring it back to you again and again. It's a good thing that she likes to play so much, because she needs to lose about seven pounds. She is shorter than the typical field springer, but she has clearly enjoyed her meals. Mya's foster family is working to help her slim down so that she will have a new, svelte shape for summer.

Mya is very submissive with people and most other dogs. She prefers smaller dogs like herself; big dogs are somewhat scary for her. Mya gets along with her foster brother and sister Springers, although because they are older, they are not terribly excited about her puppy energy. Another dog in the house would be nice for Mya, as she hates being alone. She could be an only dog if her people were around a lot. Ideally, her family would spend lots of time with her as she's definitely a Velcro Springer. Mya much prefers to sleep with her people, but she curls up nicely at the foot of the bed with no hogging of the covers.

Although Mya comes when she is called, her new family will need to teach her basic commands and manners through positive reinforcement. This shouldn't be difficult since Mya is so loving, and she just wants to please her people. New situations can make her nervous, so patience is a plus in helping her to adapt.

Mya is healthy and, unlike many puppies, she is housetrained. With her energy, she will make someone a great running buddy after she improves her leash manners. She loves to sniff around outside, and she has a keen nose. (Just ask the baby bunny she found!) Mya will need a fenced yard, because otherwise there is no telling where her nose would lead her.

If Mya sounds like a good match for you and your family, don't wait to contact her case managers at the e-mail address below. It won't take his little cutie long to find a Forever Home!

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 Mya.

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

Posted: 4/21/16

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: Adoption Pending
  
Age:4 years
Gender:Male
Color:Liver & White
Weight:45 lbs
Variety:Bench
UPDATE from Sox's foster mom, 3/29/16: It is so amazing to watch a dog transform and to learn his secrets. Sox has so many secrets, and every now and then he lets us in on one. We recently took him to the vet for his shots. The vet always has treats to share in the waiting room, and I was ready to give Sox one when someone interrupted me and started a conversation. So there I was with Sox on a leash in one hand and a treat in the other, totally ignoring my dog. Not to be upstaged, Sox went through a new trick routine that we had not taught him! He sat, he laid down, he rolled over, he sat back up and shook hands with both paws, he did a spin, and then he spoke! WOW! Sox definitely got his treat! Where did he learn all of that, and why did he not do those things when we went through sample commands? What a funny, smart dog!

Mr. Sox is also consistently doing better with other dogs. He has accepted our newest foster dog without complaint. He is so excited when people come to visit, and he adores their attention. However, when Sox is tired of the attention and needs his time out, he will go to his safe place where he expects to be left alone. For this reason, we still will not place him in a home with small children.

Sox has started to seek us out for some lap time, and he snuggles and jumps up on the bed in the morning for a good belly rub. We love this boy, and we know that the right, patient family will love him, too.
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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 doggie 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

BOO
Sioux Falls, SD

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ESRA#:2016-128MN
Status: Available
  
Age:8 years
Gender:Male
Color:Liver & White
Weight:45 lbs
Variety:Bench
Hi! My name is Boo, and I am a very loving and attentive boy. My foster family is looking for the perfect Forever Home for me. I know that there is someone out there who will appreciate my love for playing fetch and chasing balls.

I am very healthy, happy, and energetic. I am in excellent shape, and I will play fetch and retrieve toys all day long if you will let me. (And I'll let you know when I want to play, as you can see in one of my photos!) I do have some arthritis that will show itself after a long day of fetching, swimming, and playing. Because of this, I take a daily medication, and that makes me feel better. I also have some allergies, so I eat a grain free diet, and I have some medicine to help with the itches, too. I am doing great with this routine.

My happiest times are when I am near my people. I enjoy car rides, and I love sleeping on your lap or on your bed. Sometimes I'll fall asleep on your feet; I don't even make a peep!

Overall, my foster mom says that I am handsome, funny, and happy-go-lucky. She is sure that I would be a great addition to an active family. I know basic commands, although I could use some refreshing. I am housetrained and crate trained, and I have earned free rein of the house because I am such a good boy when my people are away. I get along great with the other resident dogs, cats, and teenaged kids.

Could you be the Forever Family I am searching for? If you think we would be a good match, please contact my case managers at the e-mail address below.

Love,
Boo


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 Boo.

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

Posted: 7/16/16

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VINCENT
Dayton, OH

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ESRA#:2016-343OH
Status: Available
  
Age:11 years
Gender:Male
Color:Black & White
Weight:55 lbs
Variety:Bench

Thinking about bringing Vincent or another wonderful Senior Springer into your family? Read why rescuing Senior Springers is a top priority for ESRA.
Please meet our handsome Vincent. This stunning boy came to us from a loving family after health issues prevented them from being able to provide Vincent with the care he needs. It's clear that he was very loved and well cared for by his family. He settled in to foster care without missing a beat. He is a wonderful, smart, and attentive guy who loves to be with his people.

Although Vincent is eleven years old, he doesn't seem to know it. His foster family describes him as a "love machine." He is at a great weight and does not seem to have any mobility issues. Some cloudiness is starting to appear in his eyes, but it doesn't affect his vision. And Vincent's hearing is spot on. He can hear a bag of chips rustling or the refrigerator door opening from anywhere in the house!

Vincent is housetrained and can be trusted to have free rein of the house when he is home alone. He rides well in the car. Vincent would be happy as an only dog, but he also enjoys the company of other dogs. He is currently in foster care with three other dogs, and he seems to be particularly smitten with his Brittany foster sister, following her everywhere. She has tried to get Vincent to play, but he is content to just hang out. Cats, however, are a different story--Vincent wants to chase them. We're not sure if he just wants to chase them as play or if he is demonstrating a strong prey drive. Vincent's former family included three children ranging in age from infancy up to eleven years old. The family reported that he got along with all of them with no issues, but we have not been able to kid test him ourselves.

Vincent was already neutered when he came to us. ESRA has brought him up to date on all vaccinations, and he has tested negative for heartworm and tick-borne diseases. He has had a dental exam and cleaning done, and he has been microchipped, so he has a clean bill of health and is ready to find his Forever Family. Vincent was a star at the vet, a model patient. And because his former family had him groomed on a regular basis, he is used to that experience as well.

Our good-looking boy, who sports his own tuxedo, is waiting for an invitation to become a member of your family. Could he be your new love? If you think so, contact his case manager right away at the e-mail address below. Don't miss out on this very special guy!

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

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

Posted: 7/20/16


LARRY
Sylvania, OH

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ESRA#:2015-705IL2015-704IL
Status: Adoption PendingAdoption Pending
   
Age:8 years8 years
Gender:MaleMale
Color:Black & WhiteBlack & White
Weight:58 lbs56
Variety:FieldField
Read about bonded pairs and the benefits of adopting these special best friends.
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Meet Larry and Curley! (We're pretty sure there was a Moe at some point, but these boys are no stooges.) These two littermates came into ESRA's program after their elderly owner died suddenly. Unfortunately, there were no relatives to take them in. Curley and Larry lived near Lake Michigan, and twice a day they enjoyed visiting the dog beach, where they were known as great dogs. Friendly neighbors would make a fuss over them. When their owner passed away, many folks were interested in their welfare. However, no one could give them a home together, which is what they really need.

The boys were loved and well taken care of before they came into ESRA's care, and they are just full of Springer energy and enthusiasm. They are healthy, neutered, microchipped, and up to date on all their vaccines. They fit right in at their new foster home, and both of them like their little Springer foster sister. Larry and Curley are good-sized dogs, and they get along well with the three little girls in their foster home. Because of their size, however, they might be a little too exuberant for children under the age of eight.

Although they are eight years old, neither has shown any signs of slowing down. Like most Springers, Curley and Larry love their time outside, patrolling the back yard for squirrels and birds. Their foster dad reports that the boys are good listeners, and they do well at overcoming external distractions. After a week or so of crating, the guys proved they can be trusted with free rein in the house while the family is away for the day.

While Larry and Curley are brothers, each definitely has his own separate and distinct personality. Curley is the big cuddler of the duo. He is more than willing to come up and give you a big smooch or to sit or lie next to (or on top of) you. Larry, the more independent brother, is not a kisser. As you will soon learn, though, that doesn't mean that he doesn't want your attention. Larry loves belly rubs and enjoys burrowing into anything with your scent, be it your towel after you've dried off from a shower or your blanket while he is lying next to you.

These brothers need a home with a fenced yard so that they can play and explore in safety. It did not take long for their foster dad to see the strong bond between these two. Therefore, Curley and Larry will need to find their Forever Home together. Spend just a few minutes with these affectionate boys and you will see why! You'll also see why they are truly wonderful and special dogs who will bring joy to their new family.

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

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

Posted: 5/03/16


BAILEY
Cincinnati, OH

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ESRA#:2016-29OH
Status: Adoption Pending
  
Age:8 years
Gender:Female
Color:Liver & White
Weight:48 lbs
Variety:Bench
Miss Bailey is an eight-year-old Springer who is learning to adapt to changes in her world since her mom and dad moved to an assisted-living facility and couldn’t take her along. Having been an only dog who was treated like a princess before coming to ESRA, Bailey has had to learn how to share her space and her people with the resident dogs in her foster home. With a dog-savvy foster mom monitoring a few noisy canine “conversations” and promising always to provide Bailey with a private area for her meals, Bailey has become more relaxed around her housemates. However, she should be an only dog in her Forever Home. She can be a bit of a bully, even with submissive dogs. Bailey doesn’t just welcome the chance to snuggle--she actually seeks out opportunities to cuddle and have her head and ears stroked. She’s quite a “people dog” and is the typical wiggly, friendly Springer when people come to visit. She especially loves men!

Bailey prefers the safety of a crate when traveling, but there’s no need to crate her in the house because she is fully housetrained and trustworthy. She has free rein of the house when Foster Mom is not at home. She likes to play and can happily occupy herself with toys. She loves being outside, even if it means just sniffing around the yard. She could use some work on her leash manners--we find that the use of a training aid like an Easy Walk harness makes a big difference. With a strong prey drive, Bailey has a keen eye for cats, rabbits, squirrels, and even small dogs. For the time being, however, Bailey is having no trouble tamping down her own desire to give chase to small furry critters, simply because it’s too painful for her to run. Vet exams and x-rays have determined that she came to ESRA with a torn ligament in her left rear leg. This required surgery, and now she must complete a period of convalescence before she’s ready to enjoy a good romping chase again. Click the Special Needs heart icon to read more about her injury and follow her progress.

As Bailey recuperates from surgery on her leg, we’ve been working to help her shed a few pounds. She has lost about ten pounds now, and her doctor is very happy. Bailey is a beautiful girl who will be looking forward to the spring day when she is back to a healthy, active life and is ready to find another loving family and Forever Home.

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

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

Posted: 3/04/16

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LUCY
Madison, WI

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ESRA#:2016-158WI
Status: Available
  
Age:9 years
Gender:Female
Color:Black & White
Weight:54 lbs
Variety:Bench
From Lucy's foster mom: Miss Lucy is such a charmer that she could star in her own TV show (too bad the title "I Love Lucy" has already been used)! She is a very special love bug, a really sweet girl who just wants to be hugged. Her whole butt wiggles when she is happy, which is most of the time. She does not get up onto the furniture, but she can get her front paws on the kitchen counter. Lucy's first owner passed away suddenly, so Lucy's heart has needed some mending. She is doing very well and will follow me around so closely that she can get underfoot if I'm not careful. She is very attached to her person.

When Lucy entered ESRA's care, she was a bit overweight. However, she has lost seven pounds already and has just four more to go. Both of her ears and one eye were infected when she came to us. She let me use the prescribed medicine with no fussing--such a good girl! Now her ears and eye are all cleared up. Lucy also has a torn CCL. That leg does not bother her now, but she may need pain meds as she ages. Although she is mostly deaf, she copes well.

Lucy pulls very hard and is very strong on the leash, so she will need a person who can control her and not get pulled all over, and who will work with her on improving her leash manners. Lucy knows how to get a head collar off in seconds, so we are using a harness.

We have a resident male Springer here, and Lucy gets along with him but doesn't play with him. She is the alpha dog. Her prior home also had cats, and she gets along well with them. Lucy has been around children and is good with them. She would do best with children over six years of age.

And now Lucy would like to tell you a little more about herself:

Hello, all of you Springer lovers out there! I am a big, beautiful Springer girl. I am looking for someone who is home most of the time so I can keep that person company. I was very lonesome for my original human mom at first, and I had a bit of separation anxiety, so it might take me a while to settle into my new home. I can also be a little shy when I first meet people, but I know I will be happy and comfortable as soon as I've found a person who wants to give me love and get my love back in return.

Here are a few more things you should know about me:

• I really want a home with a fenced in yard since that is what I had before. I like to run around loose.

• I have very heavy ears, so they need to be cleaned on a regular basis. My foster mom says my ear leathers are really thick. (I am not sure what that means.)

• I get so excited on our walks when I see birds, and rabbits are extra exciting!

• I enjoy playing in the water, so if you have a kiddie pool or a nearby lake we can go to, that will be fun. I also like to fish, and I actually know how to catch them!

• I am housetrained, and I know how to ask when I need to go outside.

• If you are looking for a co-pilot in the car, I'm your girl!

• If you take me to the groomer, I am very well behaved.

• My favorite pastime is chillin' on my bed. Oh, and sometimes I snore, really loud. (My foster mom thinks that's really cute!)

So, after reading all about me, are you going to be the one to "Love Lucy"? If you'd like to arrange to meet me, please contact my foster mom at the e-mail address below.

Springer kisses,
Lucy


State of Wisconsin licensed and inspected: 402322-DS

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

Contact: Foster Home, Marsha Johnson marshaj456@gmail.com .

Posted: 5/21/16

JORDY
Barboo, WI

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ESRA#:2015-457MN
Status: Available
  
Age:11 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: Coordinator, Marie Heinking kcmcheinking@frontier.com .

Posted: 8/22/15

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