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This page was last updated on 8/30/16

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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


ABBY
Grayslake, IL

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ESRA#:2016-360IN
Status: Adoption Pending
  
Age:18 months
Gender:Male
Color:B&W Tricolor
Weight:45 lbs
Variety:Bench
This is the rambunctious, rowdy rascal known as Abby! She was relinquished to a shelter in Indiana because of her previous owner's difficulties. Currently she is in a foster home, getting the training, consistency, and love that she desperately needs.

Abby likes children and other dogs, but not chickens. In her foster home she lives with two children, ages five and sixteen, an older female Springer, and a young male Great Pyrenees/Newfoundland mix. While Abby likes the company of dogs and enjoys playing with them, she REALLY loves her people and just wants to be where they are.

Even though she is over a year old, Abby is still very much a mouthy puppy. Your toes, your socks, whatever you're carrying, etc. belong to her. She loves to grab things and run to entice you to engage in a game of chase. However, you can take things away from her without difficulty. Abby is crate trained and housetrained. She likes to ride in the car and go for walks, but she needs further work on the leash to learn not to strain and pull. She is very smart and eager to please. Basic obedience training is recommended to help Abby grow up to be the best dog she can be.

Abby is a very happy, healthy, and beautiful puppy. She would do best in an active family that has the time, patience, and desire to include her in their activities and lifestyle. Leaving her alone without her people for eight hours per day would be too long. Her foster mom thinks that Abby would excel in agility, nose work, barn work, or whatever other competitive activity you would like to do with her. A fenced yard to keep her safe would be best for this lively and curious girl. If you are interested in giving Abby the home and lifestyle she needs, 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 Abby.

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

Posted: 8/15/16

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APOLLO
South Bend, IN

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Bella, left, and Apollo, right

 APOLLOBELLA
ESRA#:2016-346IN2016-347IN
Status: AvailableAvailable
   
Age:5 years4 years
Gender:MaleFemale
Color:B&W TricolorB&W Tricolor
Weight:50 lbs39
Variety:BenchBench
Read about bonded pairs and the benefits of adopting these special best friends.
Bella and Apollo are two gorgeous tricolored Springers who came to ESRA because their owner had to relocate and couldn't take them along. They have been very well taken care of and are really friendly. They know the command Sit, and they will Lie Down for a treat. Apollo and Bella respond to their names very well, and they will usually come on command as long as you have their attention.

Bella is a very dainty little girl. She is quite friendly, is good with other dogs, and is always well behaved. She can be very submissive and shy around people, but when she gets attention from anyone she is just the happiest girl in the world, and she will show it by wiggling all over! Bella is very good in the car. She likes to go for walks and does well on a leash. She is not the type of Springer who wants to fetch a ball over and over, but she does like to pick out a toy and run around with it. What Bella enjoys most, however, is just cuddling up with somebody and getting belly rubs and scratches in all the usual good places. Basically she is a Springer lap dog, if you can imagine that!

Apollo is also extremely friendly with people and is a very good boy overall. He really needs a lot of activity and attention, and he won't hesitate at all to let you know it. He will often climb onto your lap with a ball in his mouth and then go nose to nose to show you that he wants to play fetch! Tennis balls are his favorite objects, and you will almost never see him without one nearby. Car rides and walks are also high on Apollo's list of favorite activities. He is very well behaved in the car. During walks he can tug a bit, especially if another dog or critter is in his sights, but he is pretty controllable when those situations arise. New experiences can make Apollo a bit restless, but as he becomes more familiar with the circumstance he is in, he starts to relax. The best trait about this boy is that he is a "ten" on the goofiness chart and is just a big ham! His charm is evident in the photos here. Apollo, like Bella, also loves belly rubs, scratches in all the good places, and cuddling.

Bella and Apollo need loving humans to provide them with attention and affection. Apollo, especially, also needs someone who can give him the exercise he needs to burn off his excitement. Both dogs would do best with someone at home most of the time. They will need a fenced yard to keep them safe and allow them to run around and explore. If you are interested in learning more about this beautiful bonded pair, please contact their case manager by e-mail or phone.

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

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

Posted: 8/23/16

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 708-799-7039 annesolak@yahoo.com .

Posted: 7/07/16

Springers in Iowa        top

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

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:60 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. Hank does have a rock fetish, and he makes his selections from the seawall so that he can constantly have a rock to carry around with him. He begins this careful rock collection each morning, and his foster mom puts them back each night. The next day, they start all over again!

Balls, endless games of fetch, and toys are also requirements for Hank. In fact, he prefers to have a squeaky toy with him much of the time. 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" has lost an amazing fifteen pounds with the help of his dedicated foster mom, who says good food and exercise are a must for Hank to reach his weight loss goal. Hank's Forever Family must be dedicated to continue with his dietary requirements and daily fitness 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 can be 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. 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

THEO
Farmington Hills, MI

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ESRA#:2015-273MI
Status: Available
  
Age:3 years
Gender:Male
Color:Liver & White
Weight:63 lbs
Variety:Field
Meet Theo! He is a big boy with a beautiful, regal English Springer head and very curly ears. Theo was surrendered by his family because they could no longer care for him. He fits right in at his foster home. Theo is a happy and contented guy who gets along fine with the three resident Springers.

For such a young dog, Theo is calm indoors. He is housetrained and well-mannered, and he understands that chewing is only allowed with dog toys. However, he does have a tendency to jump on furniture to get close to his humans. Theo absolutely adores his people. He has a loving disposition and forms close bonds quickly. Theo is a total love bug. He wants to give kisses, and he thinks he is a lap dog!

Theo loves to chase and fetch balls. He adores running off leash in the woods with his foster siblings. He absolutely craves water and is a strong swimmer. It would be ideal if Theo could find a Forever Home where he would have the opportunity to swim occasionally. As he is a young dog, he requires a family that will provide him with daily exercise.

Theo does not need to be crated when he is left at home while his family is away. He currently has full run of the house with his foster siblings, and he does not get into anything he shouldn't. Theo does not guard his food, and he respects his foster siblings' space when they are eating. He takes treats nicely and waits his turn while sitting next to the other canines. Theo likes to go bye-bye in the car, but he is an excited rider who takes a while to settle down.

This smart boy knows the commands Sit, Shake, Down, Stay, Drop, Come, and No. Theo does fairly well on leash, although he prefers to run off leash. He stays close by and comes back when he is called. At his foster parents' vacation property there is no fenced yard, but Theo sticks around and does not take off.

Theo can have a tendency to be protective and dominant as an only dog, so he would do best in a home with another canine companion with whom to share his people. He is not dominant with his foster siblings. Theo also needs a family that can provide strong leadership so that he does not feel the need to be the boss. His previous family felt that Theo was not a good fit with young children. However, he has been fine in his foster home with teenagers.

Theo is neutered, up to date on vaccinations, and microchipped. He is a truly loyal and loving fellow who will be a wonderful addition to some lucky Forever Family. If you think that Theo would be a good fit for you, contact his foster mom to find out more!

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

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

Posted: 6/01/15


BRODY
Rose City, MI

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ESRA#:2016-316MI
Status: Adoption Pending
  
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


ROSCO
Ortonville, MI

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ESRA#:2016-344MI
Status: Adoption Pending
  
Age:7 years
Gender:Male
Color:Liver & White
Weight:60 lbs
Variety:Field
This handsome, smart, and soulful boy is Rosco. He was surrendered to ESRA due to personal circumstances in his past household. When asked how Rosco was settling in with his foster family, his foster mom's response was, "Too awesome for words, and it's the truth!"

Originally Rosco was purchased as a puppy for his former owner who hunted. Rosco was professionally trained in obedience and has been successfully shot over on upland gamebirds. He is a bright fellow who also responds to hand signals. Rosco enjoys the outdoors, and he will need a securely fenced backyard to keep him safe. He also likes leash walks. Off-lead he is a working field dog. Rosco stays mostly within about twenty yards of his handler, but he will continue to cover the ground until he has flushed birds or rabbits. He has a nice quartering pattern, and he keeps his human in sight as a guide.

Rosco is quiet (silent, really) in the house. He has free rein in his foster home and is not destructive. When he first arrived there, Rosco had a couple of behaviors, countersurfing and water-bowl draining, which disappeared within days of having consistent mealtimes and unlimited access to water.

This fine fellow loves people, especially children, and he did previously live most joyfully in the company of a youngster. On leash walks, Rosco even sits and wiggles until his new little human friends come to pet him. He is also happy to share human attention, waiting his turn for hugs and kisses. Rosco's foster mom states proudly that he is overall a solid dog, mentally and physically.

Rosco walks daily with the dog group in his foster family's neighborhood. He adores all canines, big or small, friendly or gruff. Rosco does not mind which peer is smelling him where or for how long. He is such an even-tempered guy! He also knows exactly where all of his dog friends live. When he and his foster family are out on a solitary stroll, Rosco stops at each of their driveways in case they might want to come out and join the walk. Rosco grew up with a cat and, ever since he first got his face scratched, he has lived peacefully with them.

This sweet guy is wonderful with the resident Springers, especially with his blind foster brother. Rosco can be chewing on a toy when his foster brother stumbles over him, but there is no problem. Rosco will either simply continue chewing or will get up, leave the toy, and go lie on his dog bed. He has also been awakened many times by his foster brother falling onto the bed. With never so much as a hard look, Rosco politely gets up and moves for him. This amicable, adorable boy never retaliates or holds a grudge, not even when he is in the middle of pottying as his foster brother crashes into him!

Rosco rides very well in the car and now waits to be released through open doors. He also patiently tolerates his nightly teeth brushing! The groomers thought that Rosco was the best, and they would love to have him back anytime. He enjoys raw veggies, fruits, berries, and melons. In addition, Rosco has helped himself to more than a few container-grown strawberries and cherry tomatoes from the patio! His foster family has yet to find a variety of produce he will spit out and refuse to eat.

The most important factor in Rosco's Forever Home will be family activity. He naturally and truly fancies people and dogs. The perfect lifestyle for Rosco will include at least one other canine, as well as interaction with children. Rosco is a wonderful, beautiful Springer who will melt hearts in his Forever Family. Contact his foster mom at the e-mail address below for further amazing and amusing details about Rosco!

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

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

Posted: 8/19/16

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TOMMY
Chisago City, MN

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ESRA#:2016-295ND
Status: Available
  
Age:6 years
Gender:Male
Color:Black & White
Weight:50 lbs
Variety:Field
Hi, everyone! My name is Tommy. My foster mom is always telling me how handsome I am. She says that I have gorgeous light brown eyes and beautiful ticking on my coat. Through no fault of my own, my former owner had to gave me up, so now I'm seeking a new family.

I've recently had my teeth cleaned, and I received a clean bill of health from the vet. I do use over-the-counter eye drops twice a day due to a small issue with eye irritation, but the vet said that this is nothing serious.

My likes include soft dog treats and long walks with my people. My foster mom is impressed that I stay calm on the leash even when other dogs are around. What I like best, though, is snuggling and being as close to my people as I can get. For example, I will lie on top of my foster mom's feet when she is working at her computer. I ride well in the car. I am totally housetrained, and I have shown no interest in the cats who live in my foster home other than to say hi once in a while, as you can see from one of my photos.

I do tend to get nervous around new people, and I can be a bit anxious until I get to know them, but that process only takes about twenty-four hours. I was was a bit uneasy when I first met my foster parents, but now I want to be with them all the time! Storms also make me nervous, so it's a good thing my people are there to comfort me.

I love being petted and loved on, and I will roll over onto my back so that you can pet my tummy. My foster mother thinks that I may do best in a home where any children are older. Due to the fact that I did not get a lot of attention in my former home, she also thinks that I would thrive either being an only dog or living with one female canine sibling.

I would love it if my new family could take me to an obedience class, as I need some work on basic commands. This activity would give us a chance to bond quickly and get to know each other better.

I'm so eager to find my Forever Home, and I promise to be the most loyal and loving boy you could ever wish for. Please contact my ESRA coordinators at the e-mail address below if you think that I'm the dog for you!

Patiently waiting,
Tommy

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

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

Posted: 7/31/16

SAMMY
North Branch, MN

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ESRA#:2015-512MN
Status: Available
  
Age:13 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


SHAKER
Alexandria, MN

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ESRA#:2016-253ND
Status: Adoption Pending
  
Age:7 years
Gender:Male
Color:Black & White
Weight:58 lbs
Variety:Field
This handsome guy is Shaker. He is lovingly referred to by his foster mom as a shadow because he follows her around everywhere. If she is out of his sight, Shaker will find her to check on her.

Shaker lives in a foster home with other dogs, and in addition to being friendly to his canine foster siblings, he is good with older children. He has not encountered young children or cats in his foster home.

Outside, Shaker takes his job of "critter control officer" seriously. He keeps an eye on squirrels, chipmunks, bunnies, and birds. He also loves to chase tennis balls! His foster mom says that it's a joy to watch Shaker outside. When he's not chasing something, Shaker is calm and has a gentle nature.

Shaker is healthy and has recently had a dental cleaning. He is well behaved at the vet and does fine in the car, although he needs encouragement to get in. He is afraid of thunder and fireworks, so he needs a gentle human to comfort him during those times.

When his foster family is away, Shaker has earned free rein of the house. All in all, he is one of those easy keepers. Sweet Shaker is ready to meet his Forever Family, so if you have room in your home and your heart (and maybe a few extra tennis balls) for this charmer, 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 Shaker.

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

Posted: 7/29/16


SADIE
Hopkins, MN

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ESRA#:2016-202MN2016-201MN
Status: Adoption PendingAdoption Pending
   
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

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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.

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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.

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

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GRETA
Cincinnati, OH

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ESRA#:2016-287OH
Status: Available
  
Age:8 years
Gender:Female
Color:Liver & White
Weight:45 lbs
Variety:Field
Hi, Springer lovers! I'm Greta. My Springer friend Calvin and I were turned out to fend for ourselves--at least that's what the dog warden thinks, as she found us together in a place known for dumping dogs. The warden took us to the shelter and contacted ESRA. Thank goodness!

The nice ESRA volunteers took us both directly to the vet. I had an exam, was microchipped, and had all of my vaccinations. Thankfully, I tested negative for heartworm and tick-borne diseases. Once the doctor knew this, it was safe for me to be spayed and to have some dental procedures done. I was in serious need of a cleaning, and I had to have some teeth extracted. I was groomed, too. I was full of fleas and had lots and lots of matted fur. The groomer said that there was no saving any of my hair coat or feathers, so I had to be shaved. But wow--I felt like a new dog afterward! My coat is starting to grow out now, and the darker liver color is coming back. You see, I had been outside for so long that my liver fur was bleached from the sun.

After all of our vetting and grooming, Calvin and I came to live with a really nice foster family. They had many sleepless nights in the beginning because I had a long bout of kennel cough. But I'm now feeling much, much better. I still move fairly slowly, but Mom puts a supplement in my food that helps my arthritis. And she no longer calls me fat, but rather just "pleasingly plump." My new owner will need to be committed to continuing to help me lose a few more pounds and to stay on top of my arthritis. I would really do best in a house without steps.

Mom thinks I'm confident enough that I'll be fine without my buddy Calvin. (He's not quite ready for adoption yet, anyway.) However, I think I might enjoy having another dog around since my hearing is not so great. I don't really want to play with other dogs, but I do like to follow them around. I'm not a resource guarder, and I like to share. So far I have liked everyone I've met, young and old. My foster home has two outdoor cats. They don't come into the backyard when I'm outside. In the beginning, I thought I was supposed to bark across the fence at them, but now I just ignore them.

I'm not a very high-energy girl. I really enjoy napping and just being mellow. I love to lie in the sun and then get into the baby pool. Every now and again I will fetch a tennis ball. Mom keeps telling me that once I'm in tip-top shape again, I may feel like playing more often. I'm not very prey driven, but again, Mom says that may change once I'm in better shape. I love to roll around on my back and let you scratch my belly. I will let you know when you need to pay attention to me by pawing at you. I don't bark much at all, just every now and then while my dinner is being prepared. I don't kiss or jump up, but you will catch my butt wiggling at all times!

When I first came to my foster family, I wasn't too familiar with a leash, so I didn't really know what to do when Mom put it on. I don't pull on it, but I don't walk a straight line, either. I prefer to just hang out in the house or in the yard, but Mom makes me go on short walks. She says I'm lacking stamina and that we need to build that up some.

When I got here, I didn't know that going potty outside was required. But being the wonderful foster parent that she is, Mom took me outside all the time, and now I haven't had an accident in the house in quite a few weeks. I have never had any formal training, but Mom has taught me the hand signal for Come.

As for my sleeping arrangements, I would love to sleep in your bed, but I am perfectly content to sleep on the floor on a nice soft doggy bed. I don't prefer or need a crate, as Mom lets me have run of house when she's gone.

Mom describes me as the most loving, goofy, and laidback dog, but I have to admit that I don't much like to be groomed or to have my nails clipped. Mom says she will share some tips and tricks with my new family about how to work with me when it's time to have these things done.

My life before coming to ESRA wasn't so great, so I really hope for a Forever Family of my very own where I can be loved and cared for the rest of my days. Do you think that might be your family? If so, please get in touch with my case manager at the e-mail address below. I can't wait to meet you!

Love,
Greta

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

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

Posted: 8/19/16


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 708-799-7039 annesolak@yahoo.com .

Posted: 5/03/16

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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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