SPRINGERS AVAILABLE IN THE MIDWEST
 
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This page was last updated on 2/21/17

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Adoption Pending: AJ   Baxter   Bo   Cooper   Harley   Olaf   Piper  
 

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

TUCKER
Peotone, IL

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ESRA#:2016-82IL
Status: Available
  
Age:20 months
Gender:Male
Color:Liver & White
Weight:41 lbs
Variety:Field
Tucker is a very sweet, smart boy who has an endless amount of energy and a big personality. He came into ESRA's care from a high-kill shelter. Tucker was picked up as a stray, and his owner never claimed him. Tucker has been brought up to date on all his vetting, and he is now a healthy, happy boy who is just bursting with enthusiasm for life!

When our wonderful volunteers first picked Tucker up, they knew he would need a little extra help. Tucker had not been in a car before, and he needed assistance to get in because he didn't know what to do. He pulled hard when he was on leash, and the extent of his training seemed to be that he could sit (more or less). Tucker was just a big puppy, chewy and licky,who loved attention and thought everything was a toy for him. After his initial vet exam, he grabbed the vet's fur boots, the potted plants in the waiting room, and a lady's purse. Needless to say, Tucker's lack of training and experience, combined with his high energy and exuberance, made him a handful. We have been most fortunate to have a professional dog trainer as a foster mom for Tucker. She has been working with him for some months, and she feels that he is now ready to find his new home.

Here is what Tucker's foster mom says: Tucker is now very well versed in most basic obedience commands. He attends obedience and agility classes weekly. He has been introduced to agility equipment, and he shows quite an aptitude for the sport. Although Tucker has not been introduced to toddlers, he is very good with children over seven years of age. Several children have even worked him in his obedience class. Tucker's housetraining has improved in the months he has been here. He is crate trained, and he likes his crate. Because of his activity level, Tucker sometimes consumes large quantities of water. At these times he needs to be let out more frequently.

Tucker gets along well with other dogs, almost too well. When he is paired with another dog that also enjoys play, things tend to get a little rowdy and out of control. It's like having two frat boys in the house! For this reason, we think that Tucker would do best as an only dog or paired with a mature dog who knows how to set boundaries. He cannot be left alone for eight hours without human companionship.

We also think that because of Tucker's activity level, he would do best with an owner who has an active lifestyle, such as someone who is a runner or who would like to get involved in a dog sport. Tucker would excel in such things as agility, nose work, or dock diving. He also loves to play fetch and tug, and he enjoys chasing butterflies, bugs, and birds. He is also known to be a caterpillar killer. He is all right with cats, but he will chase them if given the chance. Tucker needs a large fenced yard with plenty of room to run and explore.

If you are looking for a companion to enjoy the outdoors with you, to share adventures, and to cuddle with you at the end of an active day, Tucker is your guy! This exceptional Springer needs an exceptional family who will make sure that he gets sufficient exercise and the continued training he needs to thrive. If you are the special family that will appreciate Tucker's exuberance and all things Springer, we would love to tell you more about him.

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

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

Posted: 10/01/16

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OLAF
Fort Wayne, IN

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ESRA#:2016-609IN
Status: Adoption Pending
  
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

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PIPER
Pleasant Hill, IA

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ESRA#:2017-28IA
Status: Adoption Pending
  
Age:3 years
Gender:Male
Color:L&W Tricolor
Weight:50 lbs
Variety:Field
Piper is as sweet as he is energetic. He loves people, and he likes to play and run. Piper's family didn't have the time or space to give him what he needs to live a full and happy life, so they reached out to ESRA for help in rehoming this handsome boy.

Piper's ideal Forever Family will be active and will provide him lots of room to exercise as he loves to be outside chasing squirrels and running. He could benefit from some training work. This will help him understand what is expected of him and will strengthen the bond with his new humans. It should be enjoyable to participate in such training with Piper, as he is a fast learner! He will also benefit from the intellectual and physical stimulation that this and other similar activites provide.

Because Piper is uncomfortable around young children, any kids he encounters should be at least thirteen years old. Piper does well with dogs once he gets to know them. At first he's a bit nervous, especially around larger breeds, so he will need some time to acclimate to other dogs in his home or public spaces.

This charming family dog is ready to be showered with attention, and he promises to return your affection with loyalty and love! Piper will make a fine addition to some lucky home, so if you think your family is a good match for him, please contact his case managers right away at the e-mail address below.

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

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

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

Posted: 1/24/17

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.

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BO
Cheboygan, MI

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ESRA#:2016-573MI
Status: Adoption Pending
  
Age:6 years
Gender:Male
Color:Liver & White
Weight:65 lbs
Variety:Field
Meet Bo, a handsome boy with the most beautiful ticking and the best temperament ever! His foster mom says that he is the happiest guy she has ever met, and she calls him a true gem of a Springer.
   
Bo was relinquished to ESRA when his previous owner could no longer care for him. He was loved in his former home, but Bo did not get much exercise, so he was slightly overweight. However, he is now receiving plenty of outdoor activity and is consistently shedding pounds. His past owner indicated that Bo had never been on off-leash runs, but he absolutely loves his daily hikes in the woods with his foster canine siblings. He is also starting to show some prey drive, sniffing out and following deer trails.

Although he previously lived as an only dog, Bo now enjoys the company of the three resident Springers. He is so thrilled to be part of an active family! Bo has fit into his foster family's dynamic and routine with ease. He is not aggressive, and he respects his foster siblings' space when they are eating. Bo takes treats nicely, waiting his turn. He loves to roughhouse with his youngest canine brother, and he will initiate playtime. This funny boy is a complete wiggle butt! His tail never stops wagging and his entire rear shakes along with his tail.  
 
At night, Bo sleeps on his blanket on a cozy dog bed. He only gets on furniture when he is invited up, but he does adore snuggling with his humans. Bo is not cautious around or intimidated by strangers. He is extremely affectionate with everyone he meets at the vet's office, at the groomer, etc. Bo loves to be on your lap, and he actually thinks he is a lap dog. He also delights in giving tons of kisses.

Bo likes to go bye-bye and is a great car rider. He just lies down comfortably for the ride. He is housetrained and has good inside manners. When he is left home alone with his foster canine siblings, he does not chew or get into anything inappropriate.
       
This complete Velcro boy is smart and extremely loyal. He formed a quick and strong bond with his foster dad, and he does not wander far from Dad during their off-leash hikes. According to his foster mom, Bo has the perfect temperament. He really wants to please his humans, and he listens very well. He does not need much discipline; he looks constantly to his foster dad for direction. He would do fine in a Forever Home with other dogs as well as children, but he would also do well as an only dog. Wherever Bo ends up, he will require daily exercise. Now that he has outdoor adventures in his life, he would not be willing to give them up!

Bo is neutered, up to date on vaccinations, and microchipped. This wonderful Springer is patiently waiting to find his perfect Forever Home. Bo adores walks and is a total cuddle bug. He is a good, even-keeled boy--an overall great dog who is easy to have around. Some Forever Family will be lucky to welcome Bo into their lives!

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

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

Posted: 1/02/17

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BRINKLEY
Rochester, MN

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ESRA#:2017-22MN
Status: Available
  
Age:5 years
Gender:Female
Color:Liver & White
Weight:40 lbs
Variety:Bench
Brinkley is a loveable little ball of energy. This spunky girl rules the yard, keeping us safe from cats, rabbits, and squirrels. She loves to chase tennis balls, and she sometimes likes to hunt the goldfish in the outdoor pond.

Brinkley has good manners and is gentle. And does this girl ever enjoy running! She is what we call a "go-go girl.” She loves her runs! She wasn’t doing well on walks (apparently, her foster mom wasn’t going fast enough!) until she tried a Gentle Leader head collar, and that did the trick. In the backyard she "boings," covering corner to corner, until all is safe!

This little girl is smart--she has even learned how to get a box of cookies out of the cupboard! However, Brinkley is also very trainable. We believe that she would respond well to obedience training.

Miss Brinkley will need a fenced backyard and will do best in an active family, getting daily walks, going on runs, and/or being a biking companion. She is fully vetted, spayed, and healthy. She charms everyone with her sweet face and and disposition. If you think that Brinkley might be the active girl for you, please contact her coordinators 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 Brinkley.

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

Posted: 2/21/17

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


AJ
Chisago City, MN

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ESRA#:2016-479MN
Status: Adoption Pending
  
Age:7 years
Gender:Male
Color:Liver & White
Weight:64 lbs
Variety:Bench
AJ is a handsome boy who thrives on being petted and loved. He loves to snuggle on the couch, and he gives Springer kisses in the most affectionate way!

There is a lot to love about AJ. In addition to being cuddly, he is energetic. He loves playing fetch and going for walks. Although he takes one medication for allergies and one for mild neuropathy in his back legs, neither issue slows AJ down. He is healthy and excited to meet his Forever Family.

This smart, well-trained guy lets you know when he needs to go outside, and he will go to his kennel and lie down on command. AJ keeps his foster family smiling, especially when he does silly things like drinking water from the bathtub!

AJ lives with other dogs and cats. He has shown some interest in the cats, but he does not chase them. Because he enjoys being the center of attention, AJ might do best as the only dog in his Forever Home.

This easy keeper is ready to be showered with love and attention, and he will make some lucky family a wonderful companion. If you think that family might be yours, please contact his case managers at the e-mail address below to learn more about AJ.

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 AJ.

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

Posted: 11/28/16


COOPER
Inver Grove Heights, MN

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ESRA#:2016-571MN
Status: Adoption Pending
  
Age:11 years
Gender:Male
Color:Unique coat
Weight:36 lbs
Variety:Mix

Thinking about bringing Cooper or another wonderful Senior Springer into your family? Read why rescuing Senior Springers is a top priority for ESRA.
Everyone needs a dog like Cooper in his or her life! This sweet boy doesn't have a care in the world other than pleasing you. Some of Cooper's hobbies include following you around the house, relaxing on his doggie bed, playing with his canine siblings, sniffing the cats, and warming your feet while you watch TV or type on the computer. This handsome boy is most likely a "Sprocker" -- a Springer/cocker mix. His rich black coat gives him a very distinguished look, and his teeth were recently cleaned so that he can now show off his pearly whites.

Cooper is great with everyone, including other dogs and cats! He is a low-key boy who has a heart of gold. Cooper is completely housetrained and enjoys free rein of the house while his people are away from home. His foster family would prefer that Cooper's Forever Home be a ranch-style or other one-story house so that there will be minimal stairs for him to navigate.

Don't think that this senior gentleman has retired to become a couch potato. Rolling in the snow and playing with snowballs are activities that keep Cooper occupied and lively while he is outside. He has great energy and an amazing spirit. Is Cooper the wonderful companion you have been waiting for? If you think that this fine dog is just right for you, contact his case managers at the e-mail address below, and be prepared to fall in 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 Cooper.

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

Posted: 1/06/17


BAXTER
Roseville, MN

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ESRA#:2016-407OH
Status: Adoption Pending
  
Age:4 years
Gender:Male
Color:Liver & White
Weight:42 lbs
Variety:Bench
Baxter is a sweet and gentle Springer who really enjoys being active with his foster family. He loves to be involved in whatever is happening in the home. Baxter also enjoys taking a nap right next to his people. His foster family describes him as a very respectable and obedient boy.

While Baxter loves all attention, he tends to be more comfortable around women, although he did come to love his foster dad after a bit of time had passed. Baxter has a special way of connecting with his people and taking his place in their hearts once he has become comfortable. Any children in his Forever Home should be at least thirteen years old. The perfect environment for Baxter would be one in which he will be the only dog. Although he gets along fine with the resident dog in his foster home, Baxter really deserves to be "the king of the castle."

Baxter has had free rein of the house since his first day in foster care. He is very respectful of the rules, and he behaves himself while his foster parents are away, although he is always very excited to see his foster family when they return! Baxter is reliably housetrained. He prefers to sleep in the humans' bed, but he is content sleeping on the couch.

His foster family recommends a calm and patient family for Baxter. It takes some time to gain his trust, but once he feels secure with you, he is a real sweetheart. Baxter shows an excellent balance of independence and the desire to be with his family. Are you looking for a lovely boy to cuddle and pet? This special guy could be your next loyal companion!

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 Baxter.

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

Posted: 12/19/16

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.

GUNNER
Arnold, NE

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Here comes Gunner!

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ESRA#:2017-47NE
Status: Available
  
Age:9 years
Gender:Male
Color:Liver & White
Weight:45 lbs
Variety:Bench
Gunner is such a sweet boy! He is a lover, a hugger, and an all-around fantastic companion. His family was heartbroken when they could not take him with them into their new retirement home, and they are now counting on ESRA to help find him a home that will treat him like the special dog he is.

Gunner is housetrained and invisible-fence trained. He walks with the typical Springer Spaniel pull on the leash, and he whines with excitement when he rides in the car through town. However, he does settle in once you are on the open road. He has been a gentleman with the other dogs in his foster home.

This handsome guy likes people of all ages. Gunny patiently accepts hugs from small children, and he will definitely find your lap while you watch TV! He is good at the groomer, too.

Exercising Gunner is easy. He likes to go for walks and is good in the open field, coming when he is called. He knows basic commands and listens well. He fits the description of a merry Springer to a tee. To learn more about this adorable boy, please contact his foster family at the e-mail address below.

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

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

Posted: 2/21/17

JAKE
Arnold, NE

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ESRA#:2013-860MN
Status: Available
  
Age:4 years
Gender:Male
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Variety:Field
Meet our man Jake! He has been in and out of various homes for a few years now. Jake has been constantly misunderstood, so we are seeking a patient, dog-wise, and loving family to support him and help him live a happy life.

Jake has been well trained, and he responds to commands. However, he seemed to be stubborn about coming out of his crate when he was asked to do so after being crated all day. He was grouchy and did not like people reaching for his collar to force him out. This cost him more than one home and resulted in some unfavorable training methods being used. Once Jake arrived at our home, we noticed that he did not move smoothly when he was running, so we had his hips examined and discovered that he has severe hip dysplasia. The poor boy was sore from not being able to move about all day while he was confined in the crate.

In our home, Jake has found it quite nice to be left alone in the house all day uncrated. He is very trustworthy and has never had an accident. His temperament has improved, and we now have an understanding of what hurts him.

Jake has been thoroughly evaluated by the orthopedic department at Colorado State University veterinary hospital. They have recommended not to replace his hips at this time but rather to help manage his condition with supplements and physical therapy. He likes the physical therapy because it involves treats! He is very food motivated, as is typical of Springer Spaniels.

You can see from his photos that Jake enjoys being outside. Because he has always had bad hips, he doesn't know anything different but just keeps doing what other Springers do. He sniffs up birds, bunnies, and mice in the field. He plays with our other foster dogs, and he will fetch toys for us. He enjoys life!

Jake likes to snuggle with you while you watch TV. He loves treats of all kinds. He adores going for car rides. Above all, he just wants to be your best buddy. He walks well on a leash, is invisible-fence trained, and uses a doggy door as well.

Jake's Forever Family will need to keep up his physical therapy and keep him slim. They must also understand that Jake will need more medical care in the future. A family that could take him swimming would be ideal, as this exercise really helps stretch and build up his muscles. That is key to keeping him comfortable.

We do not know how Jake would be with small dogs or cats. We would not recommend that he live with small children because they might not understand that they could hurt him by touching or pulling on him.

This boy has a fun and goofy personality. He knows how to work you for treats, toys, and attention. He has done well with all of our foster dogs since he has been here. He did think that being the only dog on the overnight trip to the vets at CSU was great, though, because he got all of our attention!

Jake truly deserves the best. Please contact us at the e-mail address below for more information.

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

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

Posted: 4/20/16

REX
McCool Junction, NE

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ESRA#:2016-425UT
Status: Available
  
Age:6 years
Gender:Male
Color:Liver & White
Weight:62 lbs
Variety:Mix
Rex came to us from Utah, where he had been kenneled for several months. He has been doing great in his new foster home here. When Rex first arrived, he weighed about seventy pounds, but now that he has room to run and a healthy diet, he is down to sixty-two pounds. Although he looks like a Springer, we think Rex also has some setter in him. He is still a big boy, so he will need a stronger person to manage him.

Rex loves to go for walks. His foster mom is currently using a harness when she takes him out, but she reports that he will heel without the harness. Rex also likes to go for car rides. He is very sad if his people get mad and yell at him or tell him he is a bad boy. He will pout for hours! When that happens, his foster mom will go talk to him and explain what went wrong, and then they are pals again.

At his foster home, Rex loves the big yard which gives him room to run. He is great at keeping the squirrel population under control! He comes when he is called by various family members. In the evening, Rex really likes to play with toys. However, stuffed toys may not be the best idea because he thinks it is fun to shred them and pull out the stuffing. Rex knows all his basic commands and signs such as Sit, Down, Stay, Come, Leave It, and No Jump. Of course, Rex responds to treats especially well and performs at his best when they are offered!

His foster mom says that this handsome guy would be happiest in a family with older children. Rex sometimes gets a bit jealous when the little ones get all the attention. He has never shown any signs of hurting them, but he does want all his people's focus to be on him.

Rex loves being outside, going for walks, and having a comfortable place to sleep, sometimes with his foster mom, but mostly on his blanket. This loveable boy enjoys having his back rubbed, and he gives wonderful Springer kisses. If you're looking for a loyal companion who wants to be your BFF, this is your guy. Contact his case manager at the e-mail address below to learn more about Rex!

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

Contact: Coordinator , Nadine Van Alstine nadine.esra@yahoo.com .

Posted: 11/03/16


HARLEY
Arnold, NE

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ESRA#:2016-529NE
Status: Adoption Pending
  
Age:11 years
Gender:Female
Color:Black & White
Weight:56 lbs
Variety:Bench

Thinking about bringing Harley or another wonderful Senior Springer into your family? Read why rescuing Senior Springers is a top priority for ESRA.
From Harley's foster mom: Meet Lady Harley, an old-fashioned girl with a lovely old English name that fits a Springer just right--it means "the hares' meadow." Bounding through a meadow after the bunnies is a royal day out for any Springer! Harley does love to sniff up rabbits in the field, but her days of going full speed after them are past. A ride through the field in the golf cart suits her just fine now.

Lady Harley is the queen in our foster home. She reigns over the other dogs and sets the pace of the day for her humans. She awakens just minutes before the alarm clock goes off and barks her orders for us to get up and feed her. Once her needs have been met, she is content to sleep the day away on her fluffy bed until we return from work. She greets our arrival with a series of uninterrupted barks that she is compelled to finish. If we try to stop her, she will be silent for a moment until she can no longer stand it and will then finish her repertoire. She is so funny!

This loving girl would do best in a home where she can be the center of attention. Harley adores being next to you on the couch or sitting on your lap while you watch TV. She does not require lots of exercise, but she does enjoy going outside for strolls. The lady likes a good chew toy, tasty treats, tummy rubs, and ear scratches, as well as an occasional car ride. She grew up in a household with children. Her former family stated that she is not good with cats.

Harley qualifies for a Senior-for-Senior adoption. She has some typical senior issues such as bumps, lumps, and sore joints from time to time. Every once in a while, she will leak a little if she has not been reminded to go outside. She does well with simple medications that help her manage these things.

Please consider taking this queen into your castle so that she may live happily ever after and you may enjoy her affection. For more information about the elegant Lady Harley, please contact us at the e-mail address below.

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

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

Posted: 12/13/16

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.

Springers in South Dakota        top

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

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RILEY
West Lafayette, OH

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ESRA#:2013-137OH
Status: Available
  
Age:9 years
Gender:Male
Color:Black & White
Weight:65 lbs
Variety:Field

Thinking about bringing Riley or another wonderful Senior Springer into your family? Read why rescuing Senior Springers is a top priority for ESRA.
Description: Hi, everyone! I'm Riley. It's nice to meet you. My journey with ESRA started in 2013 when I was pulled from a shelter. I was skinny and dirty and really scared then, but the nice ESRA volunteers got me cleaned up and took me to see the vet. I was placed in a foster home, and then I was adopted by a great family. We all loved each other very much, but unfortunately, my family has recently had a change in circumstances. They are now faced with some medical issues that have made them unable to give me the attention I need. So I came back to ESRA in January.

I've been in a wonderful, loving foster home since coming back into ESRA's care. It's pretty low key and quiet here, and I like that. I share my foster mom with the two resident dogs, and we all get along. Mom says that I am a perfect gentleman in the house! I don't get into things that I'm not supposed to, I don't chew, and I am completely housetrained. And Mom doesn't have to crate me when she leaves the house.

Since I originally came from a shelter, no one knows much about my history before I became an ESRA dog. I wish I could explain, but the people around me have been pretty good at reading my cues. You see, I have some anxiety about a few things: thunderstorms, passing through certain doorways, and going into certain rooms. I really just want to be near my humans and get lots of love. I retreat to my safe place when I'm nervous and wait for the feeling to pass.

My foster mom is working on getting me back into shape and helping me lose a few pounds. I do have some lameness in my back end, but I don't let that get me down! I am on joint supplements for my arthritis, and after I've lost some weight, I should feel better. I love to go for short walks and car rides, and I especially enjoy getting my belly rubbed.

If you have a quiet home and the time to spend spoiling me, then please contact my foster mom about coming to see me. I would love nothing more than to have new humans to call my own!

Affectionately,
Riley

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

Contact: Christi Olinger christiolinger@gmail.com .

Posted: 2/15/17

LADY
Parma, OH

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ESRA#:2016-420OH
Status: Available
  
Age:11 years
Gender:Female
Color:Liver & White
Weight:40 lbs
Variety:Bench

Thinking about bringing Lady or another wonderful Senior Springer into your family? Read why rescuing Senior Springers is a top priority for ESRA.
Please meet our beautiful Lady. This special girl came to ESRA late last summer when her human dad was ill and could no longer take care of her.  

Lady was in need of some basic vetting and lots of TLC when she came into our care. Not only was she confused about this big change in her life, but she was also overweight and her coat was dry and patchy. Lady’s vaccinations and heartworm test were brought up to date, and she was microchipped. Her wonderful foster dad has spent the past several months working to get Lady healthy and feeling better. After some testing, we learned that she had a mild thyroid issue—hence the weight and coat problems she came to ESRA with. But with medications, a good diet, and some grooming, Lady has made a wonderful transformation.  

Our girl loves her foster dad, and she gets along with the two resident dogs in the home. Lady likes to sleep on Dad’s lap, but she will also share the sofa for a nap with her foster siblings. She is housetrained, and she rides well in the car. Lady’s foster dad reports that she has learned to enjoy meeting new people when they are out and about.

Lady is looking for a Forever Family to love and pamper her. She has lots of life left to live and much love to give. So if you think the lovely Lady is the one for you, please contact her case manager at the e-mail address below. You'll be glad you did!

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

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

Posted: 2/14/17

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CHARLIE
Madison, WI

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ESRA#:2016-539WI
Status: Available
  
Age:3 years
Gender:Male
Color:Liver & White
Weight:34 lbs
Variety:Field
Charlie was found as a stray and was brought to a shelter. Shelter personnel contacted ESRA for assistance because they were full. We were happy to be able to take this sweet, handsome boy into our program. He has the cutest big eyes, which melt the hearts of everyone he meets.

Charlie needs a lot of exercise to burn off his high energy and to help with redirecting his compulsive behavior of chasing shadows and reflections. He loves going for walks, and he will pull when using a regular collar, so a harness that hooks in the front helps to control the pulling. Charlie gets excited when he sees other dogs on his walks, as he wants to meet and play with them.

His Forever Home will need a fenced yard so that Charlie can be free to roam and explore without the danger of chasing after a shadow or reflection (or a squirrel!) that could put him in harm's way. Because he has a high prey drive, he cannot be in a home with cats.

Charlie loves his tennis ball, and he loves to be with children, especially if they throw his tennis ball. We recommend that he live with another younger dog as a playmate to help burn off some of his energy.

This boy is smart. He is housetrained and has used the doggy door at a friend's home. Charlie is crate trained, and he is crated while the foster mom is at work. She has learned just how clever Charlie can be when he wants something--he is an expert counter surfer, climbing chairs to get onto the counter. He can even open the garbage drawer in order to get into the garbage can!

Charlie knows the commands Sit and Wait Inside. He would benefit from obedience training to work on more commands. He does some submissive urination when he is excited. A patient, consistent trainer is needed. Because he is very smart and energetic, Charlie may enjoy doing agility. He is up to date with vaccinations and has been microchipped and neutered.

While riding in the car, Charlie will bark and whine if he is in his crate. When he is belted in with a harness, he gets as near to you as he can. He just wants to be close to his people! This sweet, loving boy will settle at your feet or on your lap at the end of the day. He loves to get his chest rubbed, and he is an excellent snuggler.

Charlie will be a wonderful addition to an active family who will include him in their activities. If you are looking for a loyal and loving companion, Charlie is the dog for you!

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

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

Posted: 1/20/17

JORDY
Barboo, WI

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ESRA#:2015-457MN
Status: Available
  
Age:12 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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