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This page was last updated on 9/27/16

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Adoption Pending: Abby   Rosco   Teddy  
 

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:19 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

Springers in Indiana        top

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


TEDDY
Fishers, IN

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ESRA#:2016-294IN
Status: Adoption Pending
  
Age:2 years
Gender:Male
Color:Liver & White
Weight:45 lbs
Variety:Field
Teddy is a loving young boy who was relinquished to a shelter because his owners couldn't handle his exuberant nature. His foster family has another young Springer as well as a cat, and Teddy gets along very well with both of them. He does love his canine foster brother, but he really wants to be with his people as much as possible. He will work hard to get your attention when he wants it, sometimes by stealing your shoes to entice you into a game of chase. Teddy's foster family has older children, but he is sweet with younger children as well. He is absolutely adorable, has lots of energy, and needs his long walks every day. Teddy loves everyone he meets, and he would really enjoy sleeping on your bed or next to you on the sofa.

This bouncy, healthy boy and would do best with an experienced Springer owner, and he would benefit from some more obedience training. His foster mom has been working with Teddy to teach him to be calm and wait for permission to go out the door, and he is learning this behavior. He has also mastered Sit and Stay, and he will now stay on his bed while the family is at the dinner table. Teddy will sit and wait patiently until he is given the signal that he can eat his meal. He walks happily on a leash with a prong collar, but he pulls and tugs without it. We think he may not have had many toys in his former home because he didn't know what to do with them at first, but he loves toys now, especially the squeaky ones!

Teddy will need an active family who has a lot of time to spend with him and who will include him in their activities. He is housetrained, and he stays in a crate when he is home alone. Teddy is learning to be quiet and calm before the crate is opened. Being home alone without people all day is not the best situation for Teddy. A yard with a high fence would be ideal, as this Springer truly can spring!

Happy, handsome Teddy will thrive with the right family, the one who can give him the patience, daily exercise, and love he requires. He will love you back tenfold! If you are interested in making Teddy part of your family, contact his case manager by phone or e-mail.

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

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

Posted: 8/31/16

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. Our loveable guy also has impeccable inside manners. He is housetrained and does not counter surf. 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 most of the time now!

Hank is great with kids and other canines that he meets, though he would be happiest as an only dog in his Forever Home. Hank deems himself to be the absolute special one in the eyes of his humans. He does well with his foster sister, but for the most part he is not as interested in her as he is in his precious people and his treasured toys. Another dog in Hank’s Forever Family would need to be submissive to his resource-guarding tendencies. Hank has not been cat tested.

Hank's foster mom lives on a lake, and this boy has developed a rock fetish. He makes his selections from the seawall so that he can constantly have a rock to carry around with him. Hank 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 that good food and exercise are musts 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

HUDSON
Kalamazoo, MI

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ESRA#:2016-406MI
Status: Available
  
Age:2 years
Gender:Male
Color:Liver & White
Weight:50 lbs
Variety:Field
This adorable, frisky fellow is Hudson. He was relinquished to ESRA when his previous family could not provide him with the significant time and abundant exercise that a young Springer requires.

Indeed, Hudson is a truly high-energy boy. He absolutely loves to play fetch with a ball and tug of war with chew toys. Hudson will definitely require a fenced yard in his Forever Home so he can wander about and run around, as he is always on the move!

Hudson knows the commands Sit, Lie Down, Stay, Heel, Shake, and Speak. He would benefit from training classes for mental stimulation and behavior enhancement. Hudson would also do well with a canine companion to befriend and bond with, as he is an alpha male. Hudson shows dominance by climbing on his doggy peers and wrestling them to the ground in a playful, youthful manner. He would be best suited with children over the age of ten. Hudson is fine with cats.

This youngster can be very stubborn, so Hudson's Forever Family must be dog savvy and experienced in providing patient, loving discipline to establish trust and to improve obedience. Hudson is housetrained and trustworthy when he is left alone for several hours. He does not like to be crated, as a crate was used for punishment by his former owners. Therefore Hudson is now terrified of crates.

Hudson was quite anxious when he arrived at his foster home. However, with daily walks and plenty of the necessary attention from his foster mom, Hudson is making nice, steady improvements. In addition, Hudson is fearful of vet and grooming visits and the car rides which transport him to the places he perceives as scary. Calming these fears is a work in progress for Hudson and his foster mom.

While Hudson is incredibly active and has significant physical-fitness demands, he is also a lover boy who likes to snuggle and cuddle with his people on the furniture. Perhaps Hudson is expressing his gratitude for the efforts his humans make to care for his body, mind, and soul. What greater gift is there than a Springer by your side giving you sweet kisses?

This irresistibly handsome guy is looking for a Forever Family that can offer him the activity and dedication he yearns for and deserves. Hudson is neutered, current on vaccinations, and microchipped. He does have food sensitivities to poultry and grain, so he dines on a special (and affordable!) chow with great success.

Bringing Hudson into their home will be a dream come true for some special folks. Contact our state coordinator today for more details about Hudson!

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

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

Posted: 9/20/16


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

Springers in Minnesota        top

BRUNO
Rochester, MN

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ESRA#:2016-362MN
Status: Available
  
Age:7 years
Gender:Male
Color:Liver & White
Weight:55 lbs
Variety:Field
Bruno is a big guy who is just full of love. He came into ESRA's care with his son, Goliath, after their owners lost their home. Bruno was morbidly obese at seventy pounds when he came into rescue. We're very pleased to report that he has since lost all the extra weight! Bruno's love of walks and catching the ball made it a very easy weight loss with no dieting involved.

Bruno is a good boy who walks nicely on the leash and comes when he is called. He is housetrained. We have not tested him off leash or with cats. He seems to have a low prey drive, but he loves to play catch and swim. He is not food or toy aggressive.

Though Bruno is the father of Goliath, these two guys couldn't be any more different from each other, except for their sweet natures and good manners. They came into rescue together, but both dogs would do well in separate homes.

Bruno does have some allergies, but he is on an antihistamine which is helping him. A high quality food would be in order for Bruno. All in all, he is healthy, happy, and ready for his Forever Home. So if you think that home might be yours, please contact Bruno's 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 Bruno.

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

Posted: 9/22/16

GOLIATH
Rochester, MN

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ESRA#:2016-363MN
Status: Available
  
Age:6 years
Gender:Male
Color:Liver & White
Weight:65 lbs
Variety:Field
Goliath is a big, loving Springer boy. He came into ESRA's care with his father, Bruno, after their owners lost their home. Goliath was morbidly obese at eighty pounds when he came into rescue. He is still on his weight loss journey, having lost fifteen pounds while on what we call "Goliath's Marathon," walking 26.2 miles over several weeks. Although Goliath, unlike his dad, doesn't care about playing ball, his love of walks has spurred his weight loss with no dieting involved. He still needs to lose ten more pounds, but that shouldn't be too difficult for him.

Goliath is housetrained. He walks nicely on the leash and comes when he is called. We have not tested him off leash or with cats. He has a low prey drive, but he has started playing and romping since the excess weight has come off. He was not overly excited about swimming, but he did not resist going into the water. He is not food or toy aggressive.

Though Goliath is Bruno's son, these two dogs couldn't be any more different from each other, except for their sweet natures and good manners. They came into rescue together, but both dogs would do well in separate homes.

Goliath has some allergies, but he is on an antihistamine which is helping him. Goliath will need a high quality food to keep him in tip-top condition. All in all, he is healthy, happy, and ready for his Forever Home. So if you think that home might be yours, please contact Goliath's 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 Goliath.

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

Posted: 9/22/16

SHAKER
Alexandria, MN

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ESRA#:2016-253ND
Status: Available
  
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 is good with older children. He has not encountered young children or cats in his foster home. Although his is friendly to his canine foster siblings, Shaker will do best as the only dog in his Forever Home so that he can be the center of attention. As is true of so many Springers, Shaker is very food motivated, and he really enjoys his meals.

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. He is not street wise when he is chasing things, so it is vital that he has a fenced yard to keep him safe. 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

SAMMY
North Branch, MN

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ESRA#:2015-512MN
Status: Available
  
Age:13 years
Gender:Male
Color:Liver & White
Weight:41 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:40 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 works out on the underwater treadmill to help her lose weight safely and gain muscle. Since January, she has lost a remarkable thirty pounds! 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

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.

BUSTER
Arnold, NE

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ESRA#:2016-378NE
Status: Available
  
Age:4 years
Gender:Male
Color:Liver & White
Weight:52 lbs
Variety:Bench
From Buster's foster mom: Buster Brown is the most loved dog about town! He is such a big, sweet goofball that you just can't help falling in love with him. He loves to snuggle with you, putting his head on your shoulder. His big brown eyes follow your every move. He will walk right next to you while he is on or off leash. He has been very good with the other dogs here, both male and female. He has accepted the role of bottom-of-the-pack dog, which just makes him seem more adorable as he sighs while the others bounce past him. Perhaps it is just a clever move to get more attention from us!

His goofy Springer side appears when we are least expecting it. Buster will sneak off with old newspapers to unoccupied rooms and happily shred the paper to bits. When he is caught, he gives us a very innocent look. It is hard not to laugh at him because he usually has strips of paper hanging out of his mouth. He has never destroyed anything other than our old newspapers which are set aside to start a fire in our wood stove.

Buster has been housetrained and uses a dog door when he needs to go out. He likes other dogs and will play with children. We do not know how he is with cats. He rides well in the car. He obeys the basic commands Sit and Come.

Buster came into rescue with his partner, Millie. Millie is a couple of years older than Buster, and she looks out for him. We guess that she might be his mother. Buster is fine without her, and Millie is fine without him, too, but they do make a pretty cute pair when they are snuggled up together!

If you would like to learn more about this handsome and delightful boy, please contact us at the e-mail address below.

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

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

Posted: 9/20/16

MILLIE
Arnold, NE

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ESRA#:2016-377NE
Status: Available
  
Age:6 years
Gender:Female
Color:Liver & White
Weight:47 lbs
Variety:Field
From Millie's foster mom: Millie, oh, Millie--tell us your story. Let us calm your worries and love your troubles away.

Millie came into rescue from a shelter. While at the shelter she was spayed. However, she was also in heat at that time, so it is understandable that it took her a bit longer to settle into home life. Her past may have been that of a breeding dog, but we are only guessing. If only these sweet dogs could tell us how they ended up unwanted in a shelter.

Miss Mills prefers to be the top dog in our house. She is not aggressive with the other dogs, but she will give them a low talking to with a suggestive lip curl while she asserts her authority over them. We do not know how she is with cats.

At the top of Millie's wish list is receiving attention from people. She loves to snuggle with you while you watch TV. If she is allowed to, she will sleep right next to you at night. If she could be with you all day, her world would be perfect. She can stay in the house by herself, but she will bark if she thinks you are near. She does not panic or tear things up.

Millie walks well on a leash and will heel off leash. She has been housetrained and invisible-fence trained, and she uses a doggie door. She likes going for car rides. Millie will follow basic commands. It would be enjoyable for her to take a positive-reinforcement-based training class with her new adoptive family. She likes all people and gets excited when she has a chance to play with children.

We believe that this sweet girl has not been outside of a yard or pen often. She is just starting to explore the fields surrounding our home by following the resident Springers. Every day she seems to find something new to enjoy! It is rewarding to give her the freedom to be a Springer.

Millie came into rescue with her partner, Buster. Millie is a couple of years older than Buster, and she looks out for him. We guess that she might be his mother. Buster is fine without her, and Millie is fine without him, too, but they do make a pretty cute pair when they are snuggled up together!

To learn more about dear Miss Millie, please contact us at the e-mail address below.

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

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

Posted: 9/20/16

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.

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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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Greta wants a belly rub!

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

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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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