SPRINGERS AVAILABLE IN THE SOUTHEAST
 
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This page was last updated on 6/28/17

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Postings: Abby   Aiden   Arwen   Barley   Beau   Buddy   Clark   Cyrus   Gunner   Henry   Humphrey   Lucky   RueBee   Shelby   Simone   Tam   Tanner   Tasha  
Seniors for Seniors: Chico Man   Ruby   Tam   Tanner   Tasha  
Adoption Pending: Bandit   George   Hogan   Mia   Ratchett   Scotty  
 

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.

LOOKING FOR A SPRINGER TO CALL YOUR OWN?

Here’s a video designed to show you “in a nutshell” what you can expect from an ESRA Springer. We think a picture is worth a thousand words.

Most of the precious Springers featured in the video have already found their Forever Homes. We hope the one you are looking for is posted here, available in the Southeast today.

Springers in Alabama        top

RUBY
Foley, AL

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ESRA#:2017-219AL
Status: Available
  
Age:10 years
Gender:Female
Color:Black & White
Weight:50 lbs
Variety:Bench

THINKING ABOUT BRINGING A SENIOR SPRINGER INTO YOUR FAMILY? Read why rescuing Senior Springers is a top priority for ESRA.
Introducing Ruby! Ruby's family has asked for ESRA's assistance in finding her a new home because their living situation has changed.

This sweet girl is housetrained and good with other dogs. Ruby has been around children. She is well behaved when left alone but is very happy to see you when you get home.

Ruby wants you to know that ten is the new seven in dog years and she has lots of love left to give! Senior dogs don't have time to chew up the rug or your favorite pair of shoes. They are busy being great companions and have left all that puppy foolishness behind them.

Ruby is spayed and up to date on all of her vaccinations. She is ready to start her new life with you.

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

Contact: Case Manager, Kim Matthews kmatth3624@aol.com .

Posted: 6/20/17

ARWEN
Madison, AL

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ESRA#:2017-196AL
Status: Available
  
Age:6 years
Gender:Female
Color:Liver & White
Weight:50 lbs
Variety:Bench
Arwen came to ESRA because her elderly owner could no longer properly care for her. She had lived outside in a pen her entire life and has quickly learned to enjoy being an inside dog! This gorgeous and delightful girl has taken very nicely to being an indoor dog.

She is an absolutely beautiful girl with a sweet face and an adorable ’Springer Wiggle’ when she walks. She is currently shaved down because her coat was matted but is sporting a Mohawk to match her strong personality.

Arwen is extremely intelligent girl, quick to learn and really enjoys being a part of a family routine. She would be thrilled to be adopted by an active family who would enjoy taking her on family outings. She might enjoy trips to the lake or beach for swimming! Arwen enjoys long power walks. She is energetic and strong and needs some work on her leash manners. She would greatly benefit from a basic obedience class.

Arwen tends to be overly friendly when meeting new dogs and sometimes can play a bit too rough; therefore, introductions to other dogs should be done slowly and cautiously. She would enjoy having a doggie brother or sister. However, she does do best when separated from other dogs while eating as she can be a bit protective of her food.

Arwen is fine with being crated and settles in nicely as long as she can still see her people. even choosing to lay inside an open-door crate, rather than the floor or carpet. Since she has been an outside dog, we remind her to use her "inside voice" when she needs to tell us something, as in "I need to go outside!"

Because Arwen doesn’t really understand toys, it may take some patience to help her to learn that balls, stuffed animals and squeaky toys things can be fun. She did not understand "cookies" when she arrived in foster care, but quickly learned to appreciate them as a reward for being a good girl!

Arwen is a very cheerful dog with a happy tail. She loves people so much and is always happy for any attention she receives. She enjoys being cuddled and will keep coming back for more. She is looking for a Forever Family who has lots of love to give and share!

This sweetheart is now current on all of her vaccinations, heartworm negative and ready to wiggle her way into your heart and home.

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

Contact: Case Manager, Kim Matthews kmatth3624@aol.com .

Posted: 6/06/17

TAM
Auburn, AL

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ESRA#:2016-516AL
Status: Available
  
Age:12 years
Gender:Male
Color:Black & White
Weight:50 lbs
Variety:Mix

THINKING ABOUT BRINGING A SENIOR SPRINGER INTO YOUR FAMILY? Read why rescuing Senior Springers is a top priority for ESRA.
When Tam first came into his foster home, he was scared and hid under the kitchen table. After about two days, Tam felt confident enough to come out and join the rest of the pack. Things have been looking up for him ever since!

Tam is a sweet senior who quickly adapted to the comforts of a home with a clean place to sleep, plenty of food and water and lots of love.

He is currently sharing his space with a young terrier puppy sister and is doing just fine. He is very healthy for a dog his age and is good with other dogs, cats and children.

He is an extremely sweet boy that deserves a good retirement home and a family to call his own. His foster mom says that Tam is "no trouble at all."
Like many of us who are aging, he does have some mild joint pain but it doesn't slow him down.

Tam would love to have a Forever Family who will give him the love he missed in much of his life. He promises to be a sweet and gentle companion in exchange for a soft place to sleep, a scratch on the head and lots of treats!

Tam is healthy, fully vetted and ready to go home.

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

Contact: Case Manager, Kim Matthews kmatth3624@aol.com .

Posted: 1/01/17

Springers in Arkansas        top

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

Springers in Florida        top

GUNNER
Fort Myers, FL

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ESRA#:2017-102AL
Status: Available
  
Age:2 years
Gender:Male
Color:Liver & White
Weight:69 lbs
Variety:Mix
Gunner came to ESRA as an honorary Springer when he was left in a rural Alabama shelter with two broken legs after being hit by a car twice in as many weeks. Only one of the two broken legs could be saved. It has now healed nicely and Gunner is cleared for normal activity and ready to find his Forever Family.


Hi there, it's Gunner checking in again. Well, the day is finally here! I'm ready to find my Forever Family! My foster mom says it is going to be really hard to let me go because I am such a great dog.

Here are some things you should know about me:
 
1. I am well housetrained and will let you know when I need to go outside.
2. I enjoy going for walks and don't be surprised when everyone stops and tells you how handsome I am!
3. I love belly rubs, broccoli and sharing your bed.
4. I enjoy being outside but need a home with very secure fencing because like my setter ancestors, I like to know what is going on outside of my fence.
5. I can swim and am learning to play ball! I also enjoy going to doggy day care and being with other dogs.
6. I will never be an athlete but I will make an awesome family companion.
7. I have the most unique tail wag you will ever see!

If you need to know anything else, just send my case manager an email.
I'm very thankful that ESRA gave me a chance to start a new life and am looking forward to sharing my future with you.

Love,
Gunner

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

Contact: Case Manager, Kim Matthews kmatth3624@aol.com .

Posted: 4/12/17

RUEBEE
Bradenton, FL

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ESRA#:2017-146FL
Status: Available
  
Age:9 years
Gender:Female
Color:Black & White
Weight:40 lbs
Variety:Bench
RueBee was given her name because she is quite the talker. As you can probably guess, Rue-Rue is her favorite song to sing. She is a beautiful black and white girl who came into ESRA with some other family members. She is heartworm negative and up to date on her vaccinations.

Until Rueroo came into rescue, she spent her life outside. She is thrilled to now be an inside dog living the good life in her foster home! RueBee would prefer to be queen of her castle, although she does get along with male dogs. She is fine with cats and does well with children over 9 years old. The little ones might be too much for this mellow gal. RueBee would be a wonderful companion for an active, retired adopter or someone who could spend a lot of time with her.

RueBee’s foster Mom reports that sheis a sweetheart, outgoing and a very happy girl. RueBee knows the commands "Sit" and "Come" and is completely housetrained. She is discovering love, attention and companionship under ESRA’s care. This lovely girl will Rue-Rue with joy when she is adopted and home at last!

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

Contact: ESRA Case Manager, Susan Zuker smitch5@tampabay.rr.com .

Posted: 5/30/17

TANNER
Clearwater, FL

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ESRA#:2016-515AL
Status: Available
  
Age:10 years
Gender:Male
Color:L&W Tricolor
Weight:35 lbs
Variety:Mix
Tanner is a jewel of a dog and for the life of us, we can't figure out why he hasn't been adopted!

He is the perfect size for an apartment, condo or small home. Tanner is housetrained, uses a doggy door, is crate trained and good with other dogs and cats. He can be trusted alone in the house and has an adorable personality. His coat requires minimal grooming. He would be a great choice for a moderately active retired person or a senior citizen.

Tanner's foster family has been diligently working with him on building his confidence and it shows! He has blossomed in his foster home and loves playing with toys.

Tanner is healthy, happy and patiently waiting for his Forever Family to take him home.

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

Contact: Case Manager, Kim Matthews kmatth3624@aol.com .

Posted: 1/01/17

TASHA
Tampa, FL

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ESRA#:2016-518AL
Status: Available
  
Age:11 years
Gender:Female
Color:Black & White
Weight:30 lbs
Variety:Mix
Tasha is a pretty, liver and white female and is always ready for a hug.
She is spayed, up to date on all her vaccinations and heartworm negative. That’s what we like to see!

Per her foster Dad, Tasha is a sweetheart. She can be a bit shy at first but quickly gets over that when she realizes love and affection are being offered by her human.

Did we mention that Tasha adores hugs? She also gives them. Tasha will get up on her hind legs, put her paws on your shoulders and hug you right back! She is a Velcro dog, always wanting to be with her people and is eager to sit on your lap. She loves the other dogs in her foster home but likes to be front and center when affection is being offered.

Tasha has a little gray on her face but don’t let that fool you! Unlike human ladies, she does not have access to a hair stylist.

Tasha is a lovely Springer patiently waiting for her Forever Home. How about you? A lifetime of Springer hugs and kisses await her new family.

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

Contact: ESRA Case Manager, Susan Zuker smitch5@tampabay.rr.com .

Posted: 2/14/17

ABBY
Tampa, FL

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ESRA#:2016-584NC
Status: Available
  
Age:8 years
Gender:Female
Color:Liver & White
Weight:55 lbs
Variety:Bench
Abby is an adorable, lovely, 8-year-old girl with energy to spare! Abby sports a beautiful long tail and has lots of freckles on her legs and muzzle. You can see in her photos that she knows how to sit up – she doesn’t only do this for treats, but also when she wants attention from her foster mom.

Her foster mom describes her as sweet, well mannered and loving. She is smart as a whip and learned to use the doggie door right away. Abby also likes to ride in the car and is very well behaved at the vet.

Abby is an Alpha female. She does not get along with other dogs, especially small dogs. Cats would be out of the question for this prey-driven girl. However, Abby will do great as the only dog in her Forever Home. She adores people and is a wonderful, affectionate, companion.

She is very excited about having a new family. She would love to be the queen in your castle and live with you like royalty forever!

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

Contact: ESRA Case Manager, Susan Zuker smitch5@tampabay.rr.com .

Posted: 1/19/17


BARKLEY
St. Petersburg, FL

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ESRA#:2015-336FL
Status: Deceased
Date:2017-06-27
  
Age:14 years
Gender:Male
Color:Liver & White
Weight:45 lbs
Variety:Field

THINKING ABOUT BRINGING A SENIOR SPRINGER INTO YOUR FAMILY? Read why rescuing Senior Springers is a top priority for ESRA.
Update 6/27/17. We are sad to report that Barkley has gone to the Rainbow Bridge. Thanks to foster mom Kat McClure for loving and caring for Barkley in his twilight years.

Sometimes in the world of animal rescue, Springers come to us in less than ordinary ways. Barkley is one of those Springers. He was found wandering the streets by a Police Officer who very kindly brought Barkley back to the station. His owner was located but did not want him back. The Officer called ESRA and now this sweet, handsome senior boy is in our care.

His foster mom says he is a perfect gentleman. Barkley has wonderful household manners, is housetrained and is very comfortable with all the other dogs in the home. However he loves his people most and is content to lie by your feet. He is starting to play with toys and seems to delight in carrying a little stuffed baby around the house.

Seniors are very special Springers. They forget their past and focus on their adoptive families' love and caring. When you adopt a senior like Barkley be prepared for all the love, devotion and companionship you will ever know.

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

Contact: ESRA Case Manager, Susan Zuker smitch5@tampabay.rr.com .

Posted: 6/09/15

Springers in Georgia        top

JOHN
Atlanta, GA

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ESRA#:2017-171GA
Status: Available
  
Age:3 months
Gender:Male
Color:B&W Tricolor
Weight:16 lbs
Variety:Mix
Just a few weeks ago, mother dog Laurel and her eight puppies were living on their own in barn. Thankfully this dedicated mom and her litter – approximately five weeks old at the time – were found and turned over to ESRA. Laurel is a purebred English Springer Spaniel and we suspect that the daddy is a traveling man and possibly a Beagle.

What a fun litter!! They are all sweet, friendly and eager to be petted. They love their outside play area and especially their slide. Of course, in any litter, there are different personalities. Some are quiet and gentle and want to cuddle and others are active and eager to get into the next game. We temperament tested them and all are pretty stable. Each afternoon, while they nap, we play a CD with various noises and sounds in order to acclimate them to everyday “out in the world” sounds. The idea is to help mold them into confident, trainable adult dogs.

Laurel and six of the puppies already have Forever Families waiting for them. But two little boys are still available.

John is a sweet, unflappable guy who showed some interest in retrieving. He loves playing with the tug toy. He is a very trainable fellow and should fit into just about any home.

The puppies weigh somewhere around 16 pounds and growing, with chubby, full little bellies. They have had their first rounds of puppy shots. Because they are so young, each puppy will be placed on a spay/neuter contract. This means that in addition to the regular adoption fee, a monetary deposit will be required, and it will be refundable when proof of spay/neuter is supplied to ESRA. In addition, a fully fenced yard is required.

Due to these puppies’ ages, all adopters must come to the Atlanta area to retrieve their puppy. Puppies under six months of age will not be allowed to fly in the cargo area of a commercial aircraft. They will be allowed to travel in the main cabin area under the front of the seat of their adopter following FAA and airline regulations.

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

Contact: ESRA Case Manager, Cathy Scheffer gaesradogs@gmail.com .

Posted: 6/22/17

HENRY
Atlanta, GA

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ESRA#:2017-136GA
Status: Available
  
Age:3 years
Gender:Male
Color:Liver & White
Weight:58 lbs
Variety:Bench
Introducing Henry, the 58-pound Springer lap dog and magician! Henry is super smart and can unlatch gates and open doors. This may be how he escaped a previous home and ended up in custody of animal control and then ESRA. He will most definitely need a Forever Home with a secure fence and locks on all doors and gates.

Henry is your typical Velcro Springer: friendly, playful and well behaved. He knows “Sit” and “Stay” and walks nicely on his leash. In foster care, he gobbles his dinner down but then sits and nicely waits while the resident dogs finish their meals. He loves to be groomed and takes treats gently and politely.

He is an active guy with a high prey drive who wants to run and play and chase away the birds and squirrels. For this reason, he needs a home without cats or other small animals. Some other playful dogs would be a plus. He’s good with kids, adults, men, women, young and old – he loves every human.

He has a unique profile due to an issue with his jawline that is not causing Henry any pain. “We think it’s just something special he was born with so we’d pick him out of a crowd and know for sure he was awesome,” says his foster mom.

Unfortunately, Henry will need to be less active for a few months while he undergoes heartworm treatment. For this reason, we are open to a foster-to-adopt situation for this sweet boy. He is only three years old, so once he gets the all clear from his veterinarian, he should have many years of romps in the yard and walks through the park in his future.

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

Contact: ESRA Case Manager, Carol Thalimer springerinquiries@gmail.com .

Posted: 5/31/17

AIDEN
Atlanta, GA

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ESRA#:2016-412LA
Status: Available
  
Age:4 years
Gender:Male
Color:Liver & White
Weight:43 lbs
Variety:Mix
Introducing Aiden, a sweet, friendly boy rescued earlier this year from a Louisiana shelter. When Aiden first arrived in ESRA care, he was underweight and itchy and his coat was in very poor condition. So his first stop was at a rescue veterinarian’s office, where they quickly got rid of his fleas and treated his skin infection, making this boy feel so much more comfortable.

Aiden has the absolute sweetest personality. His foster mom doesn’t like to pick favorites, but he just might win the title! He is extremely gentle with people and does well with children. He is so loving and seeks acceptance and affection from everyone he meets. He is friendly with other dogs and overall well-mannered. He is housetrained, knows how to use a doggie door, and knows a variety of commands including "Sit," "Down," "Shake," "Circle," and "Roll Over." Aiden rides well in the car and is cooperative at the vet and for bathing and grooming. He enjoys his “place” (bed or other designated spot), and happily goes there when told. He has a moderate energy level and prefers to spend time indoors. He walks well on leash but prefers to keep his walks short.

Aiden’s allergies are still a work in progress. His skin and coat have mostly recovered and fur is growing back on some formerly bare spots. He has undergone a round of allergy testing, which has given us some direction for preventing future allergy flare-ups. Recommendations for his Forever Family would include minimizing time spent on certain varieties of grass, feeding a special diet and providing polyester bedding (most dog beds are polyester). He is beginning allergy shots which should further desensitize him to his allergens.

Aiden is hoping his new parents like to hang out in the air conditioning and watch some movies on Netflix. He is also quite willing to help with cooking in the kitchen or keep them company during computer time.

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

Contact: ESRA Case Manager, Cathy Scheffer gaesradogs@gmail.com .

Posted: 3/24/17

SHELBY
Atlanta, GA

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ESRA#:2016-436GA
Status: Available
  
Age:4 years
Gender:Female
Color:Liver & White
Weight:50 lbs
Variety:Mix
Update 2/24/17: Shelby is now heartworm free and is so happy to be out and about and more active. She is enjoying lots of walks and runs and has become much more confident, happily greeting everyone she meets on her walks, including men, women, babies and young children. She is ready to share her love with a Forever Family.


Hi everyone, I’m Shelby and my life has gotten so much better in these last few months! I used to live in a tiny space with many other dogs, some of which were my children and relatives. Then the wonderful folks from ESRA got me out of that place and into a real home. These days, I spend most of my time inside with my foster family. There’s always a warm bed, a bowl of kibble just for me and someone willing to pet me and teach me new things.

Before I got here, I didn’t realize what I was missing. Everything was new and a bit scary. Fast movements and loud noises still bother me, and I’m careful with new people to make sure they are going to be kind. Car rides frightened me at first, but now I have decided they are great fun, so I hop right in and enjoy the ride. I LOVE having a cozy doggie bed for napping but I think my foster sister might have the better bed. Whenever I see her heading that way, I cut her off at the pass and take hers! She lets me call the shots, so we get along just fine.

I haven’t been on too many adventures yet, but I hear that I might get to try jogging and go exploring once I get the all clear from my veterinarian. I am happy to be done with heartworm treatment; ouch, three painful shots! I’m keeping my paws crossed that my new Forever Family will give me one tasty pill per month to keep me heartworm-free. I sure don’t want to go through that treatment again.

Love, Shelby


Shelby’s foster mom says that Shelby is one of the smartest dogs she has met. Shelby is housetrained, sweet, gentle, well-mannered and is quickly learning some basic commands. She is also still quite shy with new situations and does best with calm, gentle direction. She has made great progress but would do best in a calmer home environment.

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

Contact: ESRA Case Manager, Cathy Scheffer gaesradogs@gmail.com .

Posted: 12/13/16

BUDDY
Atlanta, GA

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ESRA#:2016-80LA
Status: Available
  
Age:5 years
Gender:Male
Color:Black & White
Weight:62 lbs
Variety:Field
Meet Buddy, a handsome young man in search of a new best friend. Buddy’s original family took him in as a puppy, thinking that Buddy and their children would grow up together. But then they kept Buddy outside and added a small dog to their family, giving the other dog indoor privileges. As could be predicted, Buddy became the odd man out, and then his family turned him over to rescue.

Buddy is somewhat of a blank slate, since he never got to enjoy the perks of indoor life. He is looking for a patient Forever Family, willing to do some training and help him transition to full-time family member and inside dog.


He is an active, playful guy and a big boy with tons of adorable ticking, weighing a little more than 60 pounds. Buddy likes human attention and plays nicely with female dogs. He is untested with cats. He is eager to learn all about air conditioning, comfy dog beds and, most importantly, spending most of his time with his human family members.

He is finally getting regular veterinary care and grooming, has completed his heartworm treatment, and is now neutered and healthy. Won’t you consider adopting your new best friend?

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

Contact: ESRA Case Manager, Cathy Scheffer gaesradogs@gmail.com .

Posted: 6/10/16

SIMONE
Atlanta, GA

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ESRA#:2016-435GA
Status: Available
  
Age:5 years
Gender:Female
Color:Liver & White
Weight:50 lbs
Variety:Mix
Simone is a sweet, shy young lady with a gentle spirit. Because of a rough start in life, she needs some extra help overcoming her fears. She is making great progress and is affectionate, loving and most appreciative of human kindness.

Simone is crate trained and finds comfort in her crate, retreating there when she is startled by loud noises and sudden, fast movements. She prefers to spend most of her time indoors.

She would be an excellent candidate for positive reinforcement based training because she is very motivated by treats and human affection. Her foster family is working with her on coming out of the crate when called, walking comfortably on leash (she doesn’t pull quite the opposite she freezes and won’t walk when frightened), and the finer points of housetraining (almost there).

Simone seems more comfortable with women than with men and would likely bond first with her Forever Mom, and then gradually warm up to other family members. We think she would prefer a quiet, adult home or a home with adults and older children; the noisy play of little ones would frighten her. She gets along well with the other dogs in her foster home. She is a beautiful and sweet dog, eager for human bonding. She just needs lots of love, training, and patience.

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

Contact: ESRA Case Manager, Cathy Scheffer gaesradogs@gmail.com .

Posted: 12/16/16

CLARK
Atlanta, GA

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ESRA#:2015-496GA
Status: Available
  
Age:5 years
Gender:Male
Color:Black & White
Weight:45 lbs
Variety:Bench
ESRA foster dog Clark wants nothing more than a Forever Home where he can be the main attraction. Clark is a sweet, happy, funny young man who enjoys playing with toys and people, a good romp in the yard and a cozy sofa in the house. In foster care, he entertains himself by pulling his blanket out into the yard through the doggie door and then bringing it back inside with him.

Clark is healthy and handsome, with a shiny and glossy coat. He is housetrained, crate trained, knows basic commands and is a quick learner and generally well-behaved. He responds especially well to a gentle touch and kind words and will seek out his foster mother for some petting.

He needs to be the one and only beloved dog because he'd rather not share all that human attention and he needs a home without children. He would prefer a fenced yard and needs plenty of exercise. He is an energetic young guy but calms down nicely inside. His one issue is that he is very fearful and apprehensive with the vet and groomer, so much that he will fight to get away when restrained.

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

Contact: ESRA Case Manager, Cathy Scheffer gaesradogs@gmail.com .

Posted: 9/27/15


SCOTTY
Atlanta, GA

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ESRA#:2017-169GA
Status: Adoption Pending
  
Age:3 months
Gender:Male
Color:Black & White
Weight:16 lbs
Variety:Mix
Just a few weeks ago, mother dog Laurel and her eight puppies were living on their own in barn. Thankfully this dedicated mom and her litter – approximately five weeks old at the time – were found and turned over to ESRA. Laurel is a purebred English Springer Spaniel and we suspect that the daddy is a traveling man and possibly a Beagle.

What a fun litter!! They are all sweet, friendly and eager to be petted. They love their outside play area and especially their slide. Of course, in any litter, there are different personalities. Some are quiet and gentle and want to cuddle and others are active and eager to get into the next game. We temperament tested them and all are pretty stable. Each afternoon, while they nap, we play a CD with various noises and sounds in order to acclimate them to everyday “out in the world” sounds. The idea is to help mold them into confident, trainable adult dogs.

Laurel and six of the puppies already have Forever Families waiting for them. But two little boys are still available. Scotty is a good, steady boy and a very trainable, stable puppy. He is curious and interested in new things.

The puppies weigh somewhere around 16 pounds and growing, with chubby, full little bellies. They have had their first rounds of puppy shots. Because they are so young, each puppy will be placed on a spay/neuter contract. This means that in addition to the regular adoption fee, a monetary deposit will be required, and it will be refundable when proof of spay/neuter is supplied to ESRA. In addition, a fully fenced yard is required.

Due to these puppies’ ages, all adopters must come to the Atlanta area to retrieve their puppy. Puppies under six months of age will not be allowed to fly in the cargo area of a commercial aircraft. They will be allowed to travel in the main cabin area under the front of the seat of their adopter following FAA and airline regulations.

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

Contact: ESRA Case Manager, Cathy Scheffer gaesradogs@gmail.com .

Posted: 5/24/17


GEORGE
Atlanta, GA

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ESRA#:2017-168GA
Status: Adoption Pending
  
Age:3 months
Gender:Male
Color:B&W Tricolor
Weight:10 lbs
Variety:Mix
Just a few weeks ago, mother dog Laurel and her eight puppies were living on their own in barn. Thankfully this dedicated mom and her litter – approximately five weeks old at the time – were found and turned over to ESRA. Laurel is a purebred English Springer Spaniel and we suspect that the daddy is a traveling man and possibly a Beagle.

What a fun litter!! They are all sweet, friendly and eager to be petted. They love their outside play area and especially their slide. Of course, in any litter, there are different personalities. Some are quiet and gentle and want to cuddle and others are active and eager to get into the next game. We temperament tested them and all are pretty stable. Each afternoon, while they nap, we play a CD with various noises and sounds in order to acclimate them to everyday “out in the world” sounds. The idea is to help mold them into confident, trainable adult dogs.

Laurel and three of the puppies (Kirk, Paul and John) already have Forever Families waiting for them. But two little girls and three additional little boys are still available.

George loves people and petting and will follow you but also has a bit of an independent nature. He will respond very well to a positive training program and will do best with structure.

The puppies weigh somewhere between 8 and 10 pounds and growing, with chubby, full little bellies. They have had their first round of puppy shots. Because they are so young, each puppy will be placed on a spay/neuter contract. This means that in addition to the regular adoption fee, a monetary deposit will be required, and it will be refundable when proof of spay/neuter is supplied to ESRA. In addition, a fully fenced yard is required.

Due to these puppies’ ages, all adopters must come to the Atlanta area to retrieve their puppy. Puppies under six months of age will not be allowed to fly in the cargo area of a commercial aircraft. They will be allowed to travel in the main cabin area under the front of the seat of their adopter following FAA and airline regulations.

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

Contact: ESRA Case Manager, Cathy Scheffer gaesradogs@gmail.com .

Posted: 5/24/17

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ESRA does not have any Springers available for adoption in Kentucky. 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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LUCKY
Baton Rouge, LA

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ESRA#:2016-551AR
Status: Available
  
Age:5 years
Gender:Male
Color:Liver & White
Weight:50 lbs
Variety:Bench
Lucky came into the care of ESRA in November of 2016 from a shelter in Arkansas. He has some medical needs, so his ideal foster home ended up being in Baton Rouge, LA. Aptly named, Lucky found ESRA just in time!

In spite of a severely dislocated elbow on his left front leg, stoic Lucky is a pretty high-energy fellow. He's quite social with other dogs and has shown absolutely NO aggression. He appears to be a leader dog and has taken charge of his foster brothers and sisters since the previous leader in his current pack moved on. He's very much a typical young Springer boy and is sweet and gentle.

Lucky is a happy boy and a Velcro Springer who loves human companionship. He will greet you with a lick! He is also VERY visual and loves chasing a light of any kind, whether it be a flashlight or sun reflecting on a door. He’s just an all-around fantastic dog who will make someone a great companion once his orthopedic issues are addressed. He’d do well with other dogs too!

Lucky’s medical needs have earned him status as one of ESRA’s “Special Needs” dogs. You can read more about his journey by clicking on the Special Needs Icon at the top of this screen. It is our hope to repair his badly damaged limb to enable him to live an active, pain-free life. Once we have accomplished that goal, Lucky will be looking for a special family to call his very own.

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

Contact: Case Manager, Cathy Scheffer gaesradogs@gmail.com .

Posted: 4/17/17

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SCOOTER
Jackson, MS

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ESRA#:2017-127AR
Status: Available
  
Age:5 years
Gender:Male
Color:Black & White
Weight:44 lbs
Variety:Bench
Introducing Scooter, a sweet, friendly guy turned over to ESRA by an Arkansas shelter that saw a deserving dog who needed a second chance in life. All shelter, rescue and veterinary care folks agree that Scooter is a nice boy with a lot of love to share. This beautiful boy is shy, sensitive and obedient if he knows what is desired. He responds well to positive reinforcement in the form of tiny treats and a soft voice. He is afraid of loud voices, thunder/lightening, lots of people/activity.

Scooter has just completed his heartworm treatment and is feeling much better. He does have some allergy issues which can be easily controlled with a special diet, monthly flea preventatives and a few simple steps, like living in a clean, healthy home environment where his bedding is washed regularly.

His ideal family would be a quiet household with someone home much of the time, either all adults or with older kids who respect dogs. He uses a doggie door in foster care and needs access to a fenced yard, though it can be on the small side. Except for potty breaks, he prefers to spend his time indoors. Scooter's days of living on his own are over and he is ready to be part of family life.

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

Contact: ESRA Case Manager, Cathy Scheffer gaesradogs@gmail.com .

Posted: 6/28/17

CYRUS
Jackson, MS

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ESRA#:2016-433GA
Status: Available
  
Age:4 years
Gender:Male
Color:Liver & White
Weight:50 lbs
Variety:Mix
English Springer Rescue America’s mission is threefold: rescue, rehabilitate and rehome. Cyrus is a perfect example of these efforts.

First, he was rescued from poor living conditions with a group of other dogs. (Phelps, Shelby and Simone are his relatives). The first stop was the veterinarian’s, where he was examined, neutered and underwent heartworm treatment.

Second came the rehabilitation. Since Cyrus has basically only known kennel life and was poorly socialized, it is taking some time for him to get comfortable with the things most pet dogs take for granted, like the normal sights and sounds of people cooking, cleaning, talking and laughing. He has learned how to use the doggie door and to go into his kennel for meals and treats.

Now it is time for the rehoming portion of Cyrus’ journey. This young man needs a patient Forever Family willing to help him relax and settle in. Because he is still timid, he would do best in an adult home with a fenced yard to explore. He is getting along well with his foster siblings so would probably enjoy the company of another friendly dog.

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

Contact: ESRA Case Manager, Cathy Scheffer gaesradogs@gmail.com .

Posted: 12/13/16

HUMPHREY
Jackson, MS

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ESRA#:2015-418MS
Status: Available
  
Age:6 years
Gender:Male
Color:Liver & White
Weight:45 lbs
Variety:Bench
Handsome Humphrey has been in foster care for a while, getting healthy after suffering the effects of neglect. We are happy to report that he is now feeling great, heartworm-free and ready to find his very own Forever Family.

Humphrey is a sweet and trusting guy who adores people and attention. He is housetrained, crate trained and well-behaved in general. He also loves riding in the car and would make a great copilot for running errands, going to the park or even taking a roadtrip.

Because he is particular about his canine friends, Humphrey will need a meet-and-greet session with potential canine brothers or sisters. He would do well as an only dog.

Humphrey does have a chronic condition and will require prescription dog food, fresh water and a doggie door for easy access to the outdoors. His activity level is moderate and he does not require a large yard, just room enough to stretch his legs.

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

Contact: ESRA Case Manager, Cathy Scheffer gaesradogs@gmail.com .

Posted: 3/22/16


BANDIT
Jackson, MS

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ESRA#:2017-185AL
Status: Adoption Pending
  
Age:8 years
Gender:Male
Color:Liver & White
Weight:50 lbs
Variety:Bench
Be warned – handsome Bandit will steal your heart! This distinguished gentleman loves family life and wants nothing more than to spend time with his people. He is a great dog, described as friendly, loyal, well behaved and devoted.

Bandit spent the first seven and a half years with his original family, but they left him behind when they moved. His caretakers kept him outside, which was not okay with this Velcro Springer. When he protested by barking for attention, they turned him over to a local shelter. He was quickly adopted by a loving family, who contacted rescue when the resident cats were not accepting of a new dog.

Bandit gets along well with other dogs but doesn’t understand that cats don’t like to play chase. (He doesn't want to hurt them.) He is very human-oriented and prefers to spend his time right in the same room as his people. He is healthy, neutered and uses a doggie door. Bandit is ready to start the next chapter of his life and share his love with his Forever Family.

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

Contact: Case Manager, Kim Matthews kmatth3624@aol.com .

Posted: 5/20/17


HOGAN
Jackson, MS

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ESRA#:2017-36AL
Status: Adoption Pending
  
Age:2 years
Gender:Male
Color:Black & White
Weight:50 lbs
Variety:Bench
Introducing Hogan, a sweet, friendly two-year-old in search of a fresh start and a Forever Family. While we don’t know much about Hogan’s previous life, all of his rescue caregivers agree that he is nice, well-socialized boy and very people-oriented. In fact, he recently visited a kindergarten classroom and enjoyed a roomful of little ones. He even shared the back seat nicely with two puppies and a cat (in a carrier) on the ride to the school!

This nice boy has finished up his heartworm treatment and on limited activity right now, but soon he could be zipping around your house and yard. He would make an amazing family dog, with a striking full tail that would never stop wagging! Won’t you consider adding Hogan to your family?

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

Contact: Case Manager, Cathy Scheffer gaesradogs@gmail.com .

Posted: 4/18/17

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BEAU
Durham, NC

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ESRA#:2017-123NC
Status: Available
  
Age:6 years
Gender:Male
Color:Liver & White
Weight:43 lbs
Variety:Bench
Handsome Beau acts younger than his age of 6 - 7 and is looking for an active home to keep his mind and body exercised. He’s a smart boy and would love to show you that he knows "Sit," "Wait/Stay," "Heel," "Roll Over" and "Shake." Beau thrives with a calm leader of the pack so he knows what is expected. He learned the doggy door at his foster home in an hour and loves to go in and out. Sometimes he is so happy and excited for walks that he can’t contain himself and he may jump. Due to this, he would not do well in a home with small children.

He’s quite well-behaved in the house and has not been crate trained. He loves to sleep on his dog and has no desire to get up on the bed. He will come up on an ottoman while you sit in the chair. He is curious about all those good smells on kitchen counters, but has not yet surfed to see what’s up there. You’d best stay a few paws ahead of him on that!

This boy has a lot of energy! He is eager for his two to three daily walks or runs. He also needs plenty of ball-fetching time daily in a safe fenced yard. To Beau, balls are the best toy. Give him a ball any day as fluffy toys are just meant to be unstuffed.

Beau gets along fine with female dogs, but not big male dogs. He has a high prey drive and does not do well with cats. He came to us with an ear infection so his new home should be able keep his ears clean and groomed well, as all Springer owners need to do. That has cleared and he’s in great health.

Beau is a lover not a barker. He’s a whole-butt-wiggler and loves rear end scratches. He may be six (or seven) but still acts like a three year old. He has the energy to keep up with you all day long, and then lay at your feet while you are working at home.

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

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

Contact: Case Manager, Melissa Gorman springersforlife@gmail.com .

Posted: 5/05/17

BARLEY
Elizabeth City, NC

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ESRA#:2013-922NC
Status: Available
  
Age:7 years
Gender:Male
Color:Liver & White
Weight:60 lbs
Variety:Mix
Barley heard what great Forever Homes ESRA finds for Springers, so he put on his best "Springer Pretender" hat so we could help find one for him! He's been thinking for quite a while how to describe his perfect home — here's what he wants you to know:

He just loves treats and riding in car, but would rather not be groomed.

He is not much for toys, but he just loves snow! He could run and burrow and play in it all day. (No one has told him that it doesn't snow much down here in the Southeast.)

He would love to be the only dog in the family — and certainly doesn't want to live with a cat!

He prefers a quiet, mellow environment without the hustle and bustle of kids and their activities.

He's amusing and enjoys the companionship of his people, but he is not a "velcro dog."

Does he appear to be the right dog for you? If this sounds like what you can offer Barley, he hopes you will consider him!

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

Contact: Case Manager, Melissa Gorman springersforlife@gmail.com .

Posted: 10/27/14

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CHICO MAN
Mount Pleasant, SC

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ESRA#:2017-213SC
Status: Available
  
Age:10 years
Gender:Male
Color:Liver & White
Weight:42 lbs
Variety:Bench

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Chico Man is a beautiful, sweet, and very affectionate little boy very deserving of a Forever Home at age 10. He sure does not act his age. He is happy trotting freely around in safe areas and walks well on leash with no pulling. He does get excited when he sees the leash pulled out -- so be prepared to go! Chico knows how to sit, stay, and come. He would prefer to sleep with his humans all night long. Be aware, he is an early riser then back to bed for more cuddling!

Chico would prefer to be in a home where he is not left alone very often. Chico is great with other dogs of all sizes, and cats too. To have another companion to hang with would be ideal. He has no interest in chasing wildlife any more. Chico loves to ride in a car, settling in quite nicely. Since he is an older dog, going to a house without young children is probably best. He probably wouldn’t mind a visit from time to time.

Why Chico? He will make somelucky family a great companion, one you could take anywhere with you. He is a gentle soul packaged in an adorable little body, ready to go to the perfect home.

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

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

Contact: Case Manager, Melissa Gorman springersforlife@gmail.com .

Posted: 6/28/17


RATCHETT
Columbia, SC

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ESRA#:2016-456GA
Status: Adoption Pending
  
Age:4 years
Gender:Male
Color:Black & White
Weight:39 lbs
Variety:Mix
We are delighted to offer this fun-loving boy for adoption! Ratchett is four years old, neutered and healthy. He was surrendered by college students who had little time for him.

Ratchett made his way to ESRA by psing as a Springer. He may have a tiny bit of Springer in him. As a typical beagle, Ratchett is conveniently-sized, sturdy and athletic! He is completely natural in appearance, with a short, low-maintenance coat.

Ratchett is crate trained, knows "Sit," and will come when called unless his nose is not hot on the trail of a scent. He gets along great with his foster canine and feline sisters and brothers. Ratchett loves to cuddle and sleep under the covers with his foster Mom. He is eager and seeks attention from his human friends. He loves exercise, play, and outdoor activities. He is a good-natured boy with beautiful soulful eyes that will steal your heart.

He would prefer an active home with adults and children of all ages. Consider opening up your home to this wanna-be-Springer, Ratchett, a boy you'll love forever.

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

Contact: Case Manager, Melissa Gorman springersforlife@gmail.com .

Posted: 12/29/16

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MIA
Murfreesboro, TN

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ESRA#:2017-114TN
Status: Adoption Pending
  
Age:3 years
Gender:Female
Color:Liver & White
Weight:50 lbs
Variety:Bench
Hello everyone! My name is Mia and I simply want to play… and take long walks… and oh yeah, I want to be loved. I came to ESRA after my second owner was unable to spend quality time with me. She said I was too hyper. I kept telling her I was a Springer. She said I was too smart. I kept telling her I was a Springer. She said I demanded too much of her attention… and I kept telling her I was a Springer. However, I am very grateful she realized I was too much dog for her.

Since coming into ESRA, I have been fostered by a loving family that has three Springers of their own. I have done my very best to fit into the pack. I love to play with my foster brother and sisters so I would do well with a family that already has a dog, but I would be just as good if I was the only dog in the house.

I have a great love for tennis balls and will chase them all through the back hard for hours. My foster father says that I am a natural athlete and could easily be selected in the NFL draft. Because of my athletic skills, I can “spring” over the low fence and even though I don’t go very far, you do have to keep an eye on me.

I have also discovered the joy of taking long walks on a leash, which is something I did not do in my former life. Because I am so strong, I tend to pull, but with some work, I am slowly catching on. At night I sleep in my crate because my foster home has other dogs. I cry for a few minutes but eventually I settle down, but I will let you know when it is time to get up in the morning.

My previous owner sent me to a trainer but never worked with me afterwards. With some patience and practice (my foster family has my training manuals with commands), I am easily on the way to being the best Springer ever. So if you have some love, I will love you right back.

Love, Mia

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

Contact: ESRA Case Manager, Rachel Canada esratnky@yahoo.com .

Posted: 4/04/17

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