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This page was last updated on 3/23/17

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Postings: Abby   Barkley   Barley   Buddy   Clancey   Clark   Cyrus   Georgie   Gibbs   Humphrey   Marley   Missy   Phelps   Ratchett   Reggie   Shelby   Simone   Tam   Tasha   Tilly   Tucker  
Seniors for Seniors: Barkley   Beaux   Missy   Tam   Tanner   Tasha   Tilly  
Adoption Pending: Bailey   Skipper   Trey   Tucker  
 

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.

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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
Tam is a sweet old man who came to ESRA from a hoarding situation in October of 2016.

When he arrived in his foster home, he was too scared to come out from under the kitchen table to socialize with his foster mom and foster sisters.
But after a few days, he warmed up to them and blossomed into a fine gentleman. He was housetrained after only two accidents, so you can definitely teach an old dog new tricks, especially when they are as smart as this old man.

The veterinarian estimated Tam to be about 12 years old, but don't let his age fool you. He keeps up with his young foster sisters on the dog park trails and insists on jumping onto the porch instead of taking the stairs. His recent health check and blood work shows that he is very healthy for his age. He is blind in his left eye, but you would never know it. He is good around other dogs, cats, and children, and he loves to follow his foster mom everywhere she goes. He is an extremely sweet boy that deserves a good retirement home and a family to call his own.

Tam is fully vaccinated, neutered 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

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REGGIE
Little Rock, AR

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ESRA#:2017-52AR
Status: Available
  
Age:4 years
Gender:Male
Color:Liver & White
Weight:50 lbs
Variety:Bench
Introducing Reggie, a big, cute, playful Springer boy looking to share his love with the right Forever Family. He is sweet and smart, fully housetrained, knows many commands (“Sit,” “Down,” “Come,” “Shake” and “Fetch”) and walks nicely on his leash. He is a huge fan of playtime and squeaky toys, especially Kong squeaker tennis balls and stuffed animals that make noises.

Reggie startles easy when approached by exuberant strangers, then warms right up and makes friends when the excitement level drops. Calm greetings are best. For this reason, he would do best in a home without too much hustle and bustle. Once he gets to know people, he is quite welcoming and social. He now greets regular visitors to his foster home by wagging his full tail.

When meeting other dogs for the first time, Reggie can be apprehensive. We think needs to be an only dog or to be carefully introduced by a dog-savvy adopter. He is sharing his foster home with two Springers and a cat and has relaxed around the other dogs and learned to enjoy playing with the female Springer. He is transfixed by the cat and can’t decide whether to make friends or chase.

Mostly, Reggie just wants to be closely bonded to his people. His foster mom describes him as very affectionate and people-oriented, smart, cautious and very keen to please.

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

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

Posted: 3/18/17

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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 one of a group of dogs that were rescued by ESRA from a hoarding situation in October of 2016.

In foster care, he has blossomed into quite the character and quickly learned to use the computer to update his Facebook status to "rescued!"

His foster mom describes him as "part cat" because he is agile and likes to climb up on the furniture.

Tanner is housetrained, good with other dogs and can be left alone without incident. He wants to be wherever you are and does tend to get underfoot. He would do best in a quiet home where he can continue to gain confidence around new people and new situations.

Tanner is neutered, fully vaccinated and ready to find his Forever Home! He is absolutely adorable and ready for a fresh start.

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

TILLY
Dunnellon, FL

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ESRA#:2016-510AL
Status: Available
  
Age:10 years
Gender:Female
Color:Black & White
Weight:24 lbs
Variety:Mix
Introducing Tilly!

Tilly came to ESRA from Alabama as part of the Florence 10. From a filthy and stinky hoarder's girl (8-10 years old), a very sweet, pretty and loving little (24-pound) girl has emerged. Any affection bestowed upon her is returned enthusiastically.

Though blinded by cataracts, Tilly has easily learned her way around the house and the 1.3-acre wooded yard. She wanders the entire (fenced) property by herself and climbs the front porch stairs when ready to come in. Tilly loves rolling in the sandy soil and taking naps in the sun on the front porch.

Inside the house, Tilly usually naps under the coffee table, an opened recliner or tucked into a small corner. A bright little girl, she quickly adapted to the household routine and housetraining.

Tilly happily sleeps in her crate at night and takes her meals there. She is also good on a leash. Tilly doesn't play a lot with toys but enjoys chewing on rawhide and fresh bones. She is friendly with other dogs but keeps mostly to herself.

Though small, Tilly believes she is a fierce guard dog, making a fuss over visitors and any motorcycles or large vehicles going down the road in front of her foster home.

Tilly is looking for a Forever Home where she can be the princess she was always destined to be!

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

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

Posted: 1/12/17

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

MISSY
Melbourne, FL

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ESRA#:2016-332FL
Status: Available
  
Age:10 years
Gender:Female
Color:Liver & White
Weight:38 lbs
Variety:Bench
Missy is an absolutely gorgeous Springer and don’t let the fact that she is 10 years old fool you. Missy's veterinarian remarked on her beautiful teeth and pronounced her fit and healthy. Missy is even a delight at the groomers.
Missy is a talker! She is an absolute delight when she sings her Springer Woo Woo.

Missy is blind. She is amazing at getting around in familiar places and is great with other dogs in her foster home. She follows the Cavalier King George Spaniel all through the house when she hears his collar and tags rattling! Her treatment is one drop of medicine in her eyes once a day. Her drops are quite inexpensive.

Missy is sweet as can be. She loves belly rubs, cuddling and unconditional love. Missy would like a Forever Family who will work with her on commands and be patient as she settles into her Forever Home. She needs to be leashed walk until she is familiar with her fenced yard.

Anyone who has adopted a blind dog will tell you the dog has adapted easily and has a special place in her adopter’s heart. Missy will bring joy to her adopter and her adopter will bring joy to Missy!

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

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

Posted: 10/01/16

GIBBS
Clearwater, FL

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ESRA#:2015-723FL
Status: Available
  
Age:7 years
Gender:Male
Color:Black & White
Weight:44 lbs
Variety:Bench
When we pulled this little guy from a shelter in Florida, he was raring to go! He couldn't jump into the car fast enough! Even though we found him in pretty rough physical condition, he was really happy to be rescued and wasted no time overwhelming his rescuer with sweetly given kisses!

He is proving to have some basic skills down pat. He sits politely for treats and takes them very gently. He offers his paw for a shake and continues to give kisses to show his appreciation for everything. He has a bit of separation anxiety and finds resting in his crate to be the most comforting to him if he can't follow his foster mom wherever she goes. He does well with the three resident dogs in his foster home and learned quickly that the dog door allows him to go outside when he needs to. He has been great with a visiting toddler. He's a terrific Springer and will make an amazing addition one day to a Forever Family.

One thing will delay his choosing that Forever Home — click on the Special Needs heart icon at the top of this listing to read what he is currently working to overcome. When he is in top-notch physical condition, he will look forward to meeting interested adopters!

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

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

Posted: 2/15/16

BARKLEY
St. Petersburg, FL

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ESRA#:2015-336FL
Status: Available
  
Age:13 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.
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

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AIDEN
Atlanta, GA

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ESRA#:2016-342LA
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: Case Manager, Cathy Scheffer gaesradogs@gmail.com .

Posted: 11/29/16

GEORGIE
Atlanta, GA

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ESRA#:2016-432GA
Status: Available
  
Age:5 years
Gender:Female
Color:Liver & White
Weight:40 lbs
Variety:Bench
Georgie is a sweet, wiggly, happy Springer girl who can’t get enough human attention. She is very people-oriented and outgoing, happily greeting everyone she meets. She can’t get enough petting and especially likes scratches just above her tail. She loves visitors and, if allowed, will welcome them by climbing into their laps and giving kisses.

She is also something of a diva who would like ALL the human affection and ALL the dog toys. She is a collector of stuffed animals and squeaky toys and has no interest in sharing her prizes – or her people – with other dogs. For this reason, she would do best as an only dog.

Georgie is perky and energetic and would love a fenced yard to explore. She would fit in well with active owners and will happily chase her tennis ball and bring it back for more. She seems interested in water and is fascinated with the bathtubs in her foster home, hopping in several times a day, even if the tub has not fully drained.

She is fully housetrained and is working to improve her leash-walking skills. However, she is also basically a 5-year-old puppy who will countersurf and get into things, so her Forever Family will need a sense of humor and some patience. We highly recommend enrolling her in an obedience class, helpful for both training and bonding with her new family. She does fine home alone as long as doors are closed to any non-puppy-proofed rooms.

Georgie also suffers from some allergies, which are managed with a special diet and daily antihistamines. When she first came to foster care, these untreated allergies had resulted in an ear infection so severe that her eardrum membranes had ruptured. We are happy to report that her ears have now healed.

Though we haven’t had the chance to kid-test her in foster care, we expect she would do well with teens. Young children might get upset if she claimed one of their stuffed animals as her own. Mostly, she wants a Forever Family willing to treat her as the princess she believes she is.

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

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

Posted: 11/29/16

TUCKER
Atlanta, GA

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ESRA#:2016-513AL
Status: Available
  
Age:6 years
Gender:Male
Color:Unique coat
Weight:35 lbs
Variety:Mix
Six-year-old Tucker has made great strides in foster care, after being rescued from a hoarding situation with 12 other dogs in late 2016. He is bright, smart, eager to learn and generally good natured.

Tucker LOVES tennis balls and stuffed animals and can be quite acrobatic when chasing them. He hoards them and will destroy them after some play. He is also catching on with clicker training and has demonstrated an aptitude for K9 Nose Work. Teaching him tricks, K9 Nose Work and other activities that require mental and/or physical exercise would be huge confidence-builders.

This young man would make a nice companion for a Forever Family with the willingness and patience to continue his training and help him settle in. He is a typical Velcro dog who would do best with someone home most of the time. Tucker bonds quickly and will bark when separated from his primary caretaker. He is housetrained and would do fine with other friendly dogs or as an only dog.

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

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

Posted: 2/03/17

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

CLANCEY
Atlanta, GA

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ESRA#:2016-341GA
Status: Available
  
Age:6 years
Gender:Male
Color:Liver & White
Weight:43 lbs
Variety:Field
Hello! My name is Clancey, but my foster mom has several other names for me like “Pretty Boy” and “Snuggle Bug.” Truthfully, I answer to anything my foster mom calls me since she’s usually calling me for a good reason!

I don’t remember much about my previous history, which is probably a good thing. I’m told I was found by a very kind lady in South Georgia who was on her way home from church. Something told her to turn around when she saw me lying on the side of the road. Boy, am I forever grateful she drove back and picked me up! I spent about a week with her until I was transferred to ESRA. I spent the next few weeks getting checked out by the vet until a foster home could be found for me.

My life is now like a dream come true! I must have been in some type of accident because I have permanent damage to my front, right elbow and my front, left wrist. I’m still able to walk and run though, just not as well as other dogs. I hold my front, right leg up when it’s too sore to put weight on it and I lick my elbow pretty regularly to help with the pain.

Speaking of pain, I sure am glad my foster mom gives me these little white tablets with my breakfast and dinner and now I’m not in nearly as much pain as I used to be. I also go to hydrotherapy sessions to help strengthen my back legs. I love the lady who stands in the water tank with me and lets me lick peanut butter off a spoon. All I have to do is just keep walking towards the spoon, and I can get as much peanut butter as I want!

Although I may not be able be able to run as fast as my foster Springer brother, I’m just as handsome. My favorite thing to do is snuggle with my foster mom on the sofa while she reads or watches TV. If I don’t have one of my toys nearby, I try to nibble on her clothes, but she says I can only chew on my toys. My favorite is a pink bunny. When my foster mom is not around to snuggle with, I curl up with my foster dad or my foster siblings.

I also love to go for a ride in the car, especially if I can sit in my foster mom’s lap. For some reason, I can only do that if someone else is driving. I don’t know why! As previously mentioned, I’m a really good boy, and I love everyone! Won’t you consider adopting me today? I may have a few challenges ahead of me, but with your love, I know we can conquer them together.

Love, Clancey

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

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

Posted: 2/12/17

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:4 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

PHELPS
Atlanta, GA

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ESRA#:2016-434GA
Status: Available
  
Age:2 years
Gender:Male
Color:Liver & White
Weight:55 lbs
Variety:Mix
Introducing Phelps, a sweet, slightly shy young man who is learning new things and enjoying new experiences in foster care. Because he spent his first two years in a poor living situation, he came to us poorly socialized and fearful. Indoor living was all new to him. Now his confidence is growing by leaps and bounds and he is enjoying belly rubs, romps in the yard and walks in the park.

This boy will bond quickly, deeply and strongly with anyone who is willing to start off slow and easy and win his trust. He wants to be friendly with people and get attention but will initially back off if they come on too strong. Because he is still a little fearful of fast movements and loud noises, he would do best in an all-adult household.

Phelps walks surprisingly nicely on his leash and harness and is learning his basic commands, including an impressive “Stay.” He is housetrained as long as potty breaks are taken on schedule. He has a typical young dog mouthy play style (but doesn’t close down or bite) and would absolutely LOVE a good supply of bones and toys.

In foster care, he has been roughhousing with a female Springer. He prefers the ladies over other male dogs, and he would require a meet-and-greet session with any potential doggie sisters to make sure everyone gets along. He would also do quite well as an only dog. He recently visited a home with a cat, and they got along fine. As shown in his video clip, he is energetic and would love the chance to run in a securely fenced yard.

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

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

Posted: 11/14/16

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


TREY
Atlanta, GA

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ESRA#:2010-226MS
Status: Adoption Pending
  
Age:9 years
Gender:Male
Color:B&W Tricolor
Weight:42 lbs
Variety:Bench
Trey is a handsome, dignified gentleman in need of a quiet place to call home. At nine years old, he is less energetic than an adolescent Springer but still active enough for walks, errands and playtime. He enjoys his toys, is housetrained and and knows how to use a doggie door.

Trey loves human attention and would make a marvelous, loving companion for the right person. He is quick to bond and gives plenty of sweet Springer kisses. He is on the smaller end of the Springer size spectrum, and his favorite place to be is someone’s lap, though he will also sleep on a dog bed.

If Trey has a fault, it would be that he loves too much and doesn’t want to share his human’s affection with other dogs. For this reason, he does need to be the only pampered pet in his Forever Home and needs to be in an all-adult home.

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

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

Posted: 12/13/16

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MARLEY
Lexington, KY

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ESRA#:2016-361MI
Status: Available
  
Age:8 years
Gender:Male
Color:Black & White
Weight:60 lbs
Variety:Field
Meet Marley! This beautiful, soulful boy came to ESRA from a shelter in Michigan where he had been waiting for about a month for his family to come and claim him. Sadly, they never did. But thankfully, he landed in an amazing foster home.

Marley was heartworm positive when he came into rescue, but he sailed through the treatment and finished it in late July with no problems. He also battled an ear infection which cleared up quickly as well. Over the past couple of months, as his health has returned to normal, Marley has become a different dog. He now has more energy, more tail wags, and more readiness for a good romp.

This sweet boy is such a love! He adores his people and wants to be close to them. Marley is a snuggler--he craves attention, affection, and belly rubs. Oh my, does he love his belly rubs! Marley is very quiet in the house, although he can become pretty vocal when it's dinner time or time to go outside. He is great on a leash, and he likes to go on walks. In fact, Marley wishes that his mom would take him on more walks. He has shown no interest in toys as yet, but he does enjoy his bones. He has several which are either scattered throughout the house or piled up on his doggie bed! Marley likes going for trips in the car, and he is quite well behaved when he rides. He usually just flops down and goes to sleep.

Marley has done well with all the dogs he has met. His foster sister, a terrier mix, constantly licks his face, sits on him, jumps on him, and otherwise annoys her big brother. But Marley just takes it all in with that wonderful Springer "oh, well" attitude. He does not do well with cats and therefore should be adopted only by a family that has no cats. His foster mom has tried extensively to work through this issue with him, but Marley has too much of a prey drive to change. This happy boy is fond of children, although the really young ones make him a bit nervous with their quick movements and squeals. Therefore, Marley might do better with older kids or with a family that has experience with introducing new pets to youngsters.
 
Our handsome guy does not get on the furniture or on the beds reserved for people. He sleeps on his own bed next to his foster mom's bed and curls at her feet wherever she sits or stands throughout the house. He is pretty much a Velcro Springer. Although he will sleep quietly in a crate after his bath, Marley does not tolerate crates otherwise. He is usually quite vocal about being "put in jail"! Marley seems to do well with any stairs outside. Oddly, however, he does not like the stairs inside the house.
  
Marley is looking for a Forever Family who will help keep him safe. This is important because Marley is deaf. His foster mom discovered this after he had been in her care for a few days. Marley is so attentive that his condition was not obvious at first. He does know some hand signals (Come, Down, Quiet). Because of his deafness, Marley would appreciate a fenced yard where he can romp, play, and investigate things without the worry of wandering off and getting hurt. Marley is microchipped, neutered, and current on vaccinations. Two veterinarians have estimated his age to be between eight and nine years old.

This wonderful, adorable fellow truly deserves to find his Forever Family so that he can just settle in and be loved. Marley certainly has a lot of love to give in return! Contact his foster mom to learn more about her special furry friend.

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

Contact: Jan Scarbrough jscarbrough0558@gmail.com .

Posted: 12/05/16

REGGIE
Lexington, KY

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ESRA#:2015-682MS
Status: Available
  
Age:9 years
Gender:Male
Color:Liver & White
Weight:35 lbs
Variety:Bench
Meet Reggie! This gem of a boy came to ESRA after being found in a MS shelter. He is an absolute delight to his foster parents and truly wants nothing more than to give and receive love. He's good with other dogs and is respectfully interested in the cat who lives at his foster home.

Reggie is easy going, gentle-natured, and is accustomed to living in the house. He's on a daily NSAID for orthopedic/arthritic pain relief. There really aren't many homes Reggie would not be successful in -- if he is placed as an only dog, we do prefer his people to be home quite a bit.

Interested in learning more? Send us a message!

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

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

Posted: 2/06/16


SKIPPER
Lexington, KY

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Snug as a bug in the laundry basket!

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ESRA#:2015-387KY
Status: Adoption Pending
  
Age:6 years
Gender:Male
Color:Liver & White
Weight:45 lbs
Variety:Bench
Meet Skipper! Skipper has been with ESRA for a few months in foster care and is now ready to find his Forever Home. This boy with the dashing blaze will do best with an active family that includes another canine sibling. He currently lives with a male dog and a female Springer and while he tolerates the boys, he certainly likes the girls a little more.

Skipper has very good dog park skills and is great in his fenced yard but would not be safe in an unfenced or invisible fenced yard. He is polishing up his house skills. He loves to snuggle and is great at finding snuggly little spots to snooze like the laundry basket.

If you think Skipper may be the piece of the puzzle you've been missing, let us know and we'd be glad to chat with you about him.

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

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

Posted: 9/06/15

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BEAUX
Baton Rouge, LA

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Loves attention!

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ESRA#:2017-58LA
Status: Available
  
Age:11 years
Gender:Male
Color:Black & White
Weight:58 lbs
Variety:Bench
Beaux is a sweet and loving older gentleman in search of a retirement home where he can soak up plenty of human attention. He appears to have been ignored and neglected before coming into rescue, and is ever so grateful for kindness and petting.

He is gentle, laid back and eager to please. He understands “Sit” and crates nicely upon request, but doesn’t know a lot of other commands. Though he hasn’t had a lot of training, he tries his best to do whatever is asked of him.

His foster dad recently gave him a long-overdue haircut and a couple baths. It appears that this boy went without such basic care for a long time. With inexpensive thyroid medication, good grooming and good-quality food, his skin and coat are much improved.

Beau x is trusting and friendly with everyone he meets and gets along fine with the other dogs in his foster home. He believes in “early to bed, early to rise,” expecting breakfast first thing in the morning, even on weekends. He prefers – and deserves – a cushy indoor lifestyle.

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

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

Posted: 3/19/17

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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

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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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RATCHETT
Columbia, SC

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ESRA#:2016-456GA
Status: Available
  
Age:4 years
Gender:Male
Color:Black & White
Weight:39 lbs
Variety:Mix
Introducing Ratchett, a cute, friendly, small Springer mix who possibly also has some Beagle in his DNA. This happy-go-lucky fellow likes just about everyone he meets. He would make a wonderful companion and walking partner.

Ratchett would be so grateful to have a family of his own again. He was originally owned by some college students who turned him over to a local shelter when their new housing would not allow dogs. He has a very sweet disposition and would make a great walking companion with some obedience training and leash walking lessons.

In foster care, Ratchett quickly learned to come when called and to go to his crate for treats and meals. He has a healthy appetite and is food motivated. He is getting along with a variety of dogs and is housetrained as long as he gets regular potty breaks.

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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BAILEY
Columbia, TN

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ESRA#:2016-497TN
Status: Adoption Pending
  
Age:6 years
Gender:Male
Color:Liver & White
Weight:44 lbs
Variety:Bench
Hi, my name is Bailey. My foster mother says that not much is known about my past before I was rescued by ESRA, but I have adjusted well in my new surroundings. I am a handsome liver and white Springer. I am up to date on all my shots, including a six-month heartworm preventative shot. I weigh a healthy 44 pounds.

I am well-behaved with other dogs and love to hang out with them. I would do well both as an only dog or as part of a multi-dog family. I have also never met a stranger, and I just love human attention, including attention from children of all ages. In fact, I'd love some active human brothers and sisters who could throw my tennis ball for me!

In my previous life I was left outside a lot and was not allowed in the house, so it has taken me a little time to figure out housetraining, but I am mastering it and I know how to use the doggie door.

Like all Springers, I need to exercise daily. My greatest joy is playing catch with my foster mother. I could play all day, so whoever adopts me will need to invested in tennis balls. When not playing ball, I just love to spring! I will need a fenced backyard so I can roam.

If you are looking for a Forever Dog who wants to love and to be loved, I am the perfect dog for you!

Love, Bailey

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

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

Posted: 10/16/16


TUCKER
Memphis, TN

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ESRA#:2016-556TN
Status: Adoption Pending
  
Age:2 years
Gender:Male
Color:Liver & White
Weight:40 lbs
Variety:Field
Meet Tucker, a beautiful liver and white boy with a white tipped tail that never stops wagging. He came into ESRA’s care as a healthy two-year-old that spent his days outside in a backyard with an electric fence. Tucker is a quick study and has adjusted very well to living inside with his foster family. He has already learned that he should take care of business outside and that he should sit and properly wait his turn for a treat. Progress has been a little slower in the department of ignoring tempting human food on the countertops, but he’s learning that countersurfing is not allowed and these episodes are getting fewer and further between.

Fortunately for Mr. Tucker, he came into a foster home with two little boys who love to play with him and have taught him how to play hide and seek and tag. Unfortunately for Mr. Tucker, he came into a foster home with a small dog, with which he can’t decide whether to play with or taunt. With that said, Tucker needs a home with no other pets. One with children would be a bonus but not an absolute as Tucker loves everyone he meets.

If you are interested in this sweet boy, please let us know.

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

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

Posted: 11/30/16

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