SPRINGERS AVAILABLE IN THE WEST
 
WEST MIDWEST NORTHEAST SOUTHEAST CANADA SHELTERS


This page was last updated on 7/20/18

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This is Sammy
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Hazzard   Jean   Jocee   Oscar   Sammie   Sammy   Sasha  
Postings: Beans   Columbo   Daphne   Gunner   Joey   Jordan   Oliver   Sofia   The Boss  
Seniors for Seniors: Columbo   Hazzard   Jean   Jordan   Sammie   Sammy   Sasha   Sofia  
Adoption Pending: Boomer   Kate   Maggie   Max   Roxy   SacÉ  
 

SPRINGER FOSTER PARENTS NEEDED!!

Do you have room in your home and your heart for a Springer in need? We pay for necessary veterinary expenses, including heartworm medications and flea prevention. We ask that you provide food, toys, lots of love, a kind hand, and a safe  home in which a Springer can live temporarily while we seek that perfect Forever Home for him or her.

We do not have a shelter or kennel, and our ability to continue rescuing depends on whether we have a place for the dogs to stay when they are released to our rescue group. We exist entirely on donations and adoption fees, so it is difficult for us to board an animal in a kennel or vet's office since most foster dogs are in our care for two to six weeks.

If you give a rescue dog a temporary home, not only will you save a life, you will vastly improve your own. People who love animals live longer, healthier lives and you'll redecorate your home with fur for free!

If you will consider helping our dogs, please fill out our Foster Home Application or contact your state's coordinator

Thank you for helping in any way you can.

Springers in Alaska        top

Although ESRA does not have any Springers available for adoption in Alaska at this time, we may have Springers that are almost ready to find their Forever Homes. If you are interested in adopting, please read our FAQs about the adoption process and complete our Adoption Application right away so you will be approved and ready when the right dog becomes available.

Springers in Arizona        top

SAMMIE
Peoria, AZ

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ESRA#:2013-848AZ
Status: Available
  
Age:13 years
Gender:Female
Color:Liver & White
Weight:45 lbs
Variety:Bench
Sammie, or Samantha as she is also known, was adopted through ESRA five years ago by a couple who can no longer keep her.

Her adopters took very good care of her, but age has caught up to all of them. Sammie loves to be petted, learned to use the doggie door, and enjoys playing outside, especially by the pool.

Sammie is on thyroid medication which helps keep her weight normal. She can get confused at night, and needs a secure place to sleep.

Sammie would be best as an only dog. She seems somewhat afraid of children and is unknown around cats. If you can give Sammie some love and comfort in her remaining years, please contact her coordinator at the email address listed below.

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A special note regarding Sammie and all of ESRA’s seniors:

Why adopt an older dog?

Most people go to a shelter or rescue organization wanting to adopt a puppy or a young dog. By adopting an older dog, you can make a statement about human compassion and the value of life at all ages. Older dogs are often the last to be adopted or the first to be euthanized at the shelter. Why should an older dog be left behind?

Dogs live in the present, as today is what's important to them. They don't tend to worry about what's around the next bend in the road. They just want to be happy and loved today! We all know there are no guarantees in life. The quality of time you have with your new companion can matter a great deal more than quantity. Even if you have a senior dog for only a few years, the days you spend together will be precious!

You can give an older dog the best years of his/her life! Won't you please consider providing a loving home to a senior?

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

Contact: Linnea Maxwell linneamaxwell@cox.net .

Posted: 7/10/18

Springers in California        top

SAMMY
Tustin, CA

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Sammy

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Sammy, front; Sasha, rear

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Sammy, left; Sasha, right

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ESRA#:2018-199NV2018-200NV
Status: AvailableAvailable
   
Age:11 years13 years
Gender:FemaleFemale
Color:L&W TricolorBlack & White
Weight:45 lbs45
Variety:FieldField

Interested in Sammy and Sasha? Then read about bonded pairs and the benefits of adopting these special best friends.
Update from Sasha and Sammy's foster family, 06/28/18: These two bonded seniors are such great dogs! They have adapted into our home as if they've been here forever. Their personalities are really shining through. Sasha is pretty mellow until it's walk time. That's when she turns into a little firecracker! Sammy likes to stare at you until you talk to her, and then she talks back. She is especially vocal when you get home, communicating with some groans and grunts how excited she is that you're home. And she is more than happy to tell you all about the day she and Sasha had while you were gone!


We are pleased to introduce our newest bonded pair, Sammy and Sasha. These wonderful Springers had their world turned upside down recently when their family decided to leave them behind when they moved. These girls have always been together, and they will only be adopted as a pair. Sammy and Sasha are rarely apart--they eat together, sleep together, and walk side by side on leash. Even when they are sleeping or just lounging around, they have to be touching one another somehow, whether it be a full body spoon or just a head pressed against the other's bottom. However, this does not mean that they don’t love their humans! Once you sit down, you are sure to have these girls in your lap or snuggling next to you.

Sammy is a beautiful ten-year-old with lovely tricolor markings. She is an intense snuggler who likes to lay her body over your lap. She also likes to put her front paws on you in the morning to give you a big standing hug. And if you talk to Sammy, she will answer you!

Sasha is a gorgeous black and white thirteen-year-old who is a youngster at heart! When she gets excited to see you, her butt is in competition with her head to get to you first. Look out--sideways dog coming through! Sasha is also a snuggler extraordinaire, and she loves to press up against you while you are sitting on the couch. She gets very excited with a tennis ball, which she likes to bat around with her paws and pick up in her mouth to toss it into the air.

Sammy and Sasha are completely vetted and up to date on vaccinations. They have tested heartworm negative. Both girls are housetrained and know how to use the doggie door. They are very adaptable to humans of all ages. They will thrive in either a busy household or a quiet one. They love all the people and all the resident dogs in their foster home. They haven’t had much contact with the resident cat yet, although while she was on a walk, Sasha discovered a cat in a bush and chased it once it ran. Who doesn’t like a game of chase?

Unfortunately, we do not know a lot about the background of this pair. We were contacted by a family friend who was trying to help Sammy and Sasha find their new Forever Home. But we do know that Sammy and Sasha are a loveable pair who will bring years of joy to their new family, without a doubt. Are you ready to double your daily quota of Springer love? If so, please have an approved adoption application on file, then contact Sammy and Sasha’s case manager at the email address below for more information.

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A special note regarding Sammy, Sasha, and all of ESRA’s seniors:

Why adopt an older dog?

Most people go to a shelter or rescue organization wanting to adopt a puppy or a young dog. By adopting an older dog, you can make a statement about human compassion and the value of life at all ages. Older dogs are often the last to be adopted or the first to be euthanized at the shelter. Why should an older dog be left behind?

Dogs live in the present, as today is what's important to them. They don't tend to worry about what's around the next bend in the road. They just want to be happy and loved today! We all know there are no guarantees in life. The quality of time you have with your new companion can matter a great deal more than quantity. Even if you have a senior dog for only a few years, the days you spend together will be precious!

You can give an older dog the best years of his/her life! Won't you please consider providing a loving home to a senior?

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

Contact: Case Manager, Cindy Pierson lpie229620@gmail.com .

Posted: 5/30/18

JORDAN
Vacaville, CA

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ESRA#:2018-198CA
Status: Available
  
Age:12 years
Gender:Male
Color:Liver & White
Weight:51 lbs
Variety:Field

Thinking about bringing Jordan or another wonderful Senior Springer into your family? Read why rescuing Senior Springers is a top priority for ESRA.
Meet our sweet senior, Jordan, who came into ESRA's program when his owners were no longer able to care for him due to a change in the family's situation. Jordan's foster family describes him as the easiest foster they've ever had.

Handsome Jordan has been the perfect house guest. He is sweet, gentle, easygoing, and happy to do whatever it is you're doing. He is a Velcro springer, but he is not overly clingy. If he can see you, he is happy to lie on his bed while you tinker around the house. This boy also likes to be out and about with his people. He enjoys car rides, and his favorite activity is going for walks. Jordan gets along well with the resident dogs, but he does not engage in play with them very much. He can initally be somewhat intimidated by new dogs.

Jordan has great house manners. He is housetrained, he does not get up on furniture, and he enjoys his dog bed both for naps and for sleeping through the night. In fact, he loves his foster-home bed so much that his foster mom will tell his new Forever Family which membership store carries the same one, so that Jordan can have a special new bed of his very own!

Jordan is current on his vaccines, is heartworm negative, and has been neutered. After arriving in ESRA's care, he had a senior blood panel done, which showed that he is in good health. As with many senior dogs, he is hard of hearing, and he has some fatty masses that were diagnosed as lipomas, which are benign. He also has a bit of stiffness in his back legs, but he is doing great since starting on a glucosamine supplement. Jordan will be having a small mole removed from his eyelid in the middle of June, and he will be available for adoption shortly thereafter.

Jordan does not suffer from separation anxiety, but he would love to have members of his Forever Family at home for at least part of the day so that he can enjoy their companionship. He wants and needs to be part of the family and be included in all family activities. If you're looking for the perfect Springer companion to spend your life with, look no further -- Jordan is your man!

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

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

Contact: Case Manager, Jaymie Canales jaymiecanales@gmail.com .

Posted: 6/03/18

GUNNER
Hemet, CA

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Gunner's first birthday, 3/30/18

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Where's Gunner?

ESRA#:2018-69CA
Status: Available
  
Age:15 months
Gender:Male
Color:Black & White
Weight:37 lbs
Variety:Field
UPDATE, 5/7/18: Gunner continues to make progress, and he's enjoying life as a growing puppy. To find out more, click the Special Needs link above.
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From Gunner’s foster mom: We are pleased to introduce a truly amazing boy who came into foster care on February 24. Gunner had been diagnosed with some pretty serious health issues for such a young pup. His relinquishing family did not feel that they were able to cope with these issues, so we are grateful that they called ESRA. Despite obviously feeling unwell and being frightened by the multiple changes in his life, Gunner entered our yard with tail wagging, showing that he was willing to meet the resident dogs. Gunner came to us with all his worldly possessions – a huge bag of soft and squeaky stuffed toys, a bed that he is very attached to, and his required daily medication.

We watched Gunner enjoy the day sniffing, finding outside toys to chew on, and interacting with the other dogs. He would have bursts of puppy energy followed by long periods of inertia. When it came to mealtime, Gunner refused to eat. While this is not unusual for a new foster dog, we were concerned not only because of his illness but because he was approximately fifteen pounds underweight. His ribs and spine showed through his skin. Out came the treats, but to no avail. Gunner did not have a meal until the middle of the next day, and he then took only a small portion of what he should have eaten. Later that day, we noticed that his breathing had become labored. For more information about Gunner’s medical issues, please follow the above link to his Special Needs page.

We have discovered that Gunner is one soft, squishy, cuddly Springer youngster! When you hold him on your lap, he just melts into your body. He loves his “stuffies” and sleeps with several in his bed at night. See the photo at left -- not only did he pull out all those toys, but he also tugged the comforter off the couch so he could nap on it! When Gunner is outside, he enjoys sniffing his way around the property and engaging in brief bouts of play with the resident dogs.

We know that Gunner will need another young dog in his new Forever Home. It is going to take some time for us to learn more about this boy and what will make him the happiest and most content Springer. Please keep checking back for updates as we get more acquainted with this handsome young love bug.

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

Contact: Case Manager, Cindy Pierson lpie229620@gmail.com .

Posted: 3/04/18


MAX
Orange, CA

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ESRA#:2018-233CA
Status: Adoption Pending
  
Age:5 years
Gender:Male
Color:L&W Tricolor
Weight:55 lbs
Variety:Bench
We are pleased to introduce Max, a healthy, energetic, intelligent, and inquisitive boy who wants to involve himself in everything you do, inspect every drawer you open, check out anything you carry or work on, and be a part of the action with you. He is a very smart dog, a quick learner, and very loving and gentle when he gets to know you.

Max did not start out that way in his foster home, since he at first demonstrated that he was insecure and stressed in new surroundings and experiences, particularly when he was also handled by unknown people. However, within hours he had bonded and showed enormous appreciation in getting affection and acceptance, more than likely due to his being relegated by his prior owners to being an outside dog. This had gone on for some time before Max was given to the shelter. Now, everything is seemingly new to him and has to be inspected and smelled out of curiosity. When Max feels safe and loved, get ready for non-stop kissing from him in appreciation for getting the affection he wants. After he has bonded with you, he loves to hug and kiss you.

This handsome guy is very good with the resident dogs, although he does not interact or play with them. He is also not that interested in toys. What Max is enthusiastically interested in is being involved with YOU and all your activities. He will do best if he has people at home during the day. This is no doubt another result of his prior exclusion from the house.

Max loves his walks, and he is good on the leash. He was unsure about riding in the car at first, but he has improved quickly, and he now barks just as enthusiastically for a car ride as for his walks or a meal. Maybe the treat he gets when he gets home from a car ride has helped to make the experience a fun one for him. Max is housetrained and obedient, and he knows his Sit and Come commands. This boy wants to please, and he is a top-tier dispenser of affection when he has bonded with his people, which took about two to three days in his foster home. He is microchipped, heartworm negative, up to date on his shots, and in excellent health. Max possesses a fun, loving personality and continues to show constant interest in being being part of all activities.

Anyone who is considering adopting Max must realize that in order for him to become a wonderful Forever Friend, it is absolutely necessary to include him in all phases of your family’s life. Max will enjoy any and all activities as long as his family is near him. If you have the time to devote to loving Max and room in your heart and family for an adorable Springer who will love you unconditionally in return, please have an approved application on file and be prepared to fall in love.

Please note that an approved 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 family.

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

Contact: Case Manager, Cindy Pierson lpie229620@gmail.com .

Posted: 6/25/18

Springers in Colorado        top
Check our Arnold, Nebraska foster home for more great dogs. Arnold is about four hours from Denver. Utah and Wyoming are also included in the ESRA Rocky Mountain Region, check them for more adoptable dogs. Contact rocky-mountain@springerrescue.org

JOCEE
Lakewood, CO

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ESRA#:2018-273UT
Status: Available
  
Age:6 years
Gender:Female
Color:Liver & White
Weight:40 lbs
Variety:Field
Jocee is such a nice girl! She likes to act a little goofy in the backyard and loves to stand in the field and check out the scene. She loves to run with her tongue hanging down! She can sit as pretty as any lovely Springer girl and when the fun is over, she can curl up for some quiet time. She isn’t particularly interested in toys or play, but she loves her daily walks and loves to run. Jocee is healthy and up to date on her veterinary care.

Our girl does well with most other dogs but her main interest is her people. She likes both men and women. Her history is that she does well with children. This is not a surprise due to her friendly, outgoing nature. She does well on her leash walks unless her two favorite distractions appear - bunnies and people. She is, after all, a field-bred Springer who has a strong interest in critters. She has a history of hunting pheasants and quail and will start hunting on command.

Jocee is housetrained, crate trained, doggy door trained and polite in the house. She does not get on furniture unless invited. She doesn’t dig, does minimal barking and loves to ride in the car. She comes when called most of the time. Her behavior with cats is unknown.

Her foster family describes her as a sweet, gentle Springer girl who likes attention, is eager to please and is easily trained. Her foster dad says: “She is the best running dog I’ve had in years!”

Please let us know if you think you are the right family for Jocee. She would love to meet and be with her Forever Family!

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

Contact: Case Manager , Pam Waidler esrapupsco@gmail.com .

Posted: 7/13/18

JEAN
Lakewood, CO

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ESRA#:2014-672CO
Status: Available
  
Age:10 years
Gender:Male
Color:Black & White
Weight:35 lbs
Variety:Bench
Jean is a beautiful bundle of cuddling cuteness! He was named for the character in Les Miserable, but his foster family finds he also responds to his nickname, Jean-O. But then Jean would probably be okay with whatever name his loving family chooses for him.

Our boy is so sweet and loves to be near his people. Although he is loving and affectionate, he is not clingy. Jean is pretty content with a quiet lifestyle but enjoys his leash walks around the neighborhood and rides well in the car. Jean does well with both cats and dogs and does great at the vet and the groomer. While he can and does use the doggie door, Jean can still get a bit nervous when his humans are not around and has an occasional accident.

Jean-O first came to ESRA from a hoarding situation. Jean and his Springer siblings were kept in undersized crates all but one hour per day. With love and time, Jean healed and was adopted by a long-time ESRA volunteer who helped his recovery with love and patience. Sadly, this gentle boy recently came back to rescue after the death of his adopter.

Due to lack of veterinary care prior to rescue, Jean’s teeth were in bad shape and many teeth had to be removed. Despite the missing teeth, Jean has a zest for eating and eats quite well -- although with a bit of a mess! Jean is now a healthy boy and ready for a new family to love him.

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A special note regarding Jean and all of ESRA’s seniors:

Why adopt an older dog?

Most people go to a shelter or rescue organization wanting to adopt a puppy or a young dog. By adopting an older dog, you can make a statement about human compassion and the value of life at all ages. Older dogs are often the last to be adopted or the first to be euthanized at the shelter. Why should an older dog be left behind?

Dogs live in the present, as today is what's important to them. They don't tend to worry about what's around the next bend in the road. They just want to be happy and loved today! We all know there are no guarantees in life. The quality of time you have with your new companion can matter a great deal more than quantity. Even if you have a senior dog for only a few years, the days you spend together will be precious!

You can give an older dog the best years of his/her life! Won't you please consider providing a loving home to a senior?

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

Contact: Case Manager , Pam Waidler esrapupsco@gmail.com .

Posted: 7/11/18


MAGGIE
Elizabeth, CO

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ESRA#:2018-215CO
Status: Adoption Pending
  
Age:5 years
Gender:Female
Color:Liver & White
Weight:60 lbs
Variety:Field
This beautiful, sweet girl is Maggie. ESRA was contacted by her loving family who could no longer care for Maggie as they felt she deserved. Their young family was growing and they could not give Maggie the attention she once received. Maggie is doing well in her foster home and is a delight to have around.

Maggie is a happy and affectionate Springer who adores her humans. She flourishes in a quieter home where she can be herself and follow you from room to room. She is a Velcro Springer, after all! Maggie is very much a lady and is well mannered in the house. She is a good passenger in the car, walks fairly well while on a leash and loves to explore the outdoors. Maggie lives with her foster brothers and does not mind them one bit. She has taken to daily play time with her younger foster brother. Maggie would be happy as the only dog in the home, or partnered with another quiet dog.

Maggie is ready for her Forever Home. She is happiest when she is with her people. Maggie is looking for a job as your constant companion whether it is gardening, out for a walk to explore her surroundings, a ride in the car or watching a good movie. If you are wanting a companion to love, spoil and adore, you could be just the one who Maggie is looking for. Maggie can be shy when encountering new people, so an in-person meeting is in her best interest. Please contact us if you are an approved adopter and would like to meet Maggie.

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

Contact: Laurie Schirger Co.SpringerRescue@gmail.com .

Posted: 6/13/18


KATE
Arvada, CO

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ESRA#:2018-242CO
Status: Adoption Pending
  
Age:8 years
Gender:Female
Color:Liver & White
Weight:39 lbs
Variety:Field
Kate has a way of lighting up whatever room she enters! This intelligent and beautiful girl loves life and loves her world. She was trained as a hunting dog and knows whistle and verbal commands from her field work.

She was loved and cared for by her family -- a man who treated her as his devoted companion until life circumstances made it impossible for him to give Kate the care she needed.

Our girl is thriving in her foster home and delights all the family members with her love and affection and her light-footed and graceful gait on her walks. She is healthy and active and would love a good-sized yard for running and a family with an active lifestyle. Kate would prefer a Forever Family that is home more than they are away.

Kate has adapted well to life with two foster brothers and loves hanging out with her people, including a visiting four-year-old child. She would be okay as an only dog or with canine companions. Cats are an unknown.

Her house and outside manners are excellent. She likes her stuffed toys, but will also chew on her nylon leash if left in reach.

Her foster family says: Kate loves to cuddle and loves belly rubs. She is absolutely the best Springer we have fostered and her new family will be lucky to adopt her!

If you are interested in sweet Kate and have an approved ESRA adoption application submitted, please notify her case manager at the email address listed below.

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

Contact: Case Manager , Pam Waidler esrapupsco@gmail.com .

Posted: 6/22/18


SACÉ
Littleton, CO

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ESRA#:2018-239CO
Status: Adoption Pending
  
Age:8 months
Gender:Female
Color:L&W Tricolor
Weight:36 lbs
Variety:Bench
Here is Sacé! Her full name is Versace and she does have a style all her own. Sacé (or Sachi) is bundle of fun and energy. In her previous home her family wasn't able to provide her with the attention and play she needed and decided to give her a chance with a family that could.

Sacé is pretty adaptable. She loves playing with other dogs but also could live happily as an only dog. She really wants and needs a family that will give her time, attention and training. And love! Sacé would love the fun and challenge of an obedience class with her new family.

Our girl is crate trained, doggy door trained and is almost completely house trained (she forgets on rare occasions). Her foster mom describes her as a diamond in the rough. She sleeps well through the night and is sweet and cuddly after her play sessions. Sacé chews on toys, but not furniture, and enjoys car rides. She has met and responded well to young and older children.

She is a healthy girl who is up to date on her immunizations and has been spayed.

If you think you are the right family for Miss Personality (AKA Sacé), please let us know! Interested families would need to come to Colorado to meet this stylish young lady.

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

Contact: Case Manager , Pam Waidler esrapupsco@gmail.com .

Posted: 6/24/18

Springers in Hawaii        top

Although ESRA does not have any Springers available for adoption in Hawaii at this time, we may have Springers that are almost ready to find their Forever Homes. If you are interested in adopting, please read our FAQs about the adoption process and complete our Adoption Application right away so you will be approved and ready when the right dog becomes available.

Springers in Idaho        top
Check our Washington foster homes for more great dogs. Most of our Idaho dogs go to Spokane, Washington. Contact Barb Doolin, Coordinator for Eastern Washington and Idaho, livernwhite@comcast.net

Although ESRA does not have any Springers available for adoption in Idaho at this time, we may have Springers that are almost ready to find their Forever Homes. If you are interested in adopting, please read our FAQs about the adoption process and complete our Adoption Application right away so you will be approved and ready when the right dog becomes available.

Springers in Montana        top

Although ESRA does not have any Springers available for adoption in Montana at this time, we may have Springers that are almost ready to find their Forever Homes. If you are interested in adopting, please read our FAQs about the adoption process and complete our Adoption Application right away so you will be approved and ready when the right dog becomes available.

Springers in Nevada        top

Although ESRA does not have any Springers available for adoption in Nevada at this time, we may have Springers that are almost ready to find their Forever Homes. If you are interested in adopting, please read our FAQs about the adoption process and complete our Adoption Application right away so you will be approved and ready when the right dog becomes available.

Springers in New Mexico        top


ROXY
Albuquerque, NM

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ESRA#:2018-222NM
Status: Adoption Pending
  
Age:4 years
Gender:Female
Color:Liver & White
Weight:39 lbs
Variety:Field
Roxy is an energetic, young, healthy bundle of joy. She came to us in rough shape from a shelter. She was covered in fleas, anemic and had some other minor issues. She was surrendered to the shelter because she was digging in the back yard. She spent all her time in the yard and was not allowed inside, even when her owners were home. Now that she is in a loving foster home, there has been no digging or any other bad behavior.

Roxy learned house training immediately as well as how to use the dog door. She absolutely loves being an indoor dog, being part of a family and included in all of the family activities. She gets along well with her Springer foster sister. She has so much energy and is so athletic that she would thrive in an activity such as agility. We think she had never been on a leash. Her foster mom is working on leash manners on their long daily walks. She loves her walks and would be a great walking, running, jogging or hiking partner. A large yard with another dog to run and play with would satisfy her exercise needs as well.

This girl loves all people, dogs, children and even cats. Her temporary foster home had cats that she got along with well. We do think Roxy is probably a Brittany or a Brittany/Springer mix. She is a happy girl and is always smiling. As active as she is, she does settle down inside, loves to snuggle on the couch and gives the sweetest kisses. She loves to go with you in the car and is the perfect passenger. Her foster mom has been working on some basic commands. Roxy is incredibly smart and really wants to please -- which means that she learns quickly.

We have really not discovered anything negative to say about this girl. She is up to date on all her shots, spayed, heart worm negative and ready to find her Forever Family.

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

Contact: Coordinator, Ronnie Riner ronnieriner@gmail.com .

Posted: 6/19/18

Springers in Oklahoma        top

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

Springers in Oregon        top

HAZZARD
Eugene, OR

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ESRA#:2018-287OR
Status: Available
  
Age:11 years
Gender:Male
Color:Liver & White
Weight:60 lbs
Variety:Bench
Hazzard is a big, beautiful liver-and-white eleven year old senior boy looking for his Forever Home. Sadly, Hazzard ended up at a shelter when his family moved. Luckily for him, ESRA stepped in to get this sweetie into foster care.

Hazzard is a big Springer weighing in just under sixty pounds. He isn't overweight -- he is just big. He is also funny, snuggly and lovable. Hazzard loves car rides and wants to claim the shotgun seat. He also loves to run around the backyard in his foster home carrying a leash.

Hazzard is house trained, will use the doggie door and is up to date on preventative vaccinations. He loves to be with another dog and we think he would be happiest in a home with at least one other dog. Hazzard has a bit of separation anxiety, so waiting for his people to come back home is easier when he has another dog for company. Hazzard will chase cats, so it may be best if his Forever Home is a cat-free home.

Hazzard is great with older children. He was a bit protective of his food when he first arrived in foster care, so we feel that families with small children/toddlers are not the place for Hazzard. He is currently being treated for an ear infection and some allergy issues. We think that with good food, baths and vet care these issues are resolving quickly.

If you would like to meet with sweet, goofy guy, please fill out an adoption application today.

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A special note regarding Hazzard and all of ESRA’s seniors:

Why adopt an older dog?

Most people go to a shelter or rescue organization wanting to adopt a puppy or young dog. By adopting an older dog, you can make a statement about human compassion and the value of life at all ages. Older dogs are often the last to be adopted or the first to be euthanized at the shelter. Why should an older dog be left behind?

Dogs live in the present, so today is what’s important to them. They don’t tend to worry about what’s around the next bend in the road. They just want to be happy and loved today! We all know there are no guarantees in life. The quality of time you have with your new companion can matter a great deal more than quantity. Even if you have a senior dog for only a few years, the days you spend together will be precious!

You can give an older dog the best years of his life! Won’t you please consider providing a loving home to a senior?

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

Contact: Barb Doolin livernwhite@comcast.net .

Posted: 7/20/18

Springers in Texas        top
Please check our Oklahoma and Arkansas areas for additional great dogs. These two states are considered "local" to North Texas. Contact: Beth Maryan beth.maryan@gmail.com for more information.

BEANS
Dallas, TX

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ESRA#:2018-270OK2018-271OK
Status: AvailableAvailable
   
Age:3 years4 years
Gender:MaleFemale
Color:Black & WhiteBlack & White
Weight:55 lbs12
Variety:MixMix

Interested in Beans and Joey? Then read about bonded pairs and the benefits of adopting these special best friends.
Meet the most precious bonded pair ever! Not only are they a bonded pair, they are mother and son. Joey almost died during childbirth, as one might imagine given her tiny stature. Beans was the only pup to survive. Their relationship is special. There is no one that meets them that isn't absolutely smitten with them. We think Joey is perhaps a Pekingese/Pomeranian mix. You can see lots of his mom in Beans. Beans has the most tender eyes that make you melt and his nose is slightly turned up like his mother’s nose. He even has his mom's bowed legs.

Beans (aka Beanie) and Joey (aka Jo-Jo) were abandoned in their home without electricity for a long while. Thankfully, they were found by a realtor in a closed, small, dark room, along with a senior Lab. According to the vet, the Lab was only days from death. They were taken to the shelter where they were held for a period of time, yet no one came for them. They were then placed on the euthanasia list.

Thank goodness we were alerted to this darling little family! After hearing their story and the very special love they share, there was no way we could leave them behind. So, here they are -- safe and sound with ESRA.

These two are the most delightful fosters in the world! They are so sweet, so gentle, so adorable, and so well-mannered -- they are just about perfect! Their personalities are very outgoing and social. They are great with other dogs; they are unknown with cats but suspect they would fare well. They are house trained and very reliable when left out and about in the home while you're away. They very much enjoy snuggling on the couch next to you -- JoJo on one side and Beans on the other. Both have a moderate energy level. While we have not had them around children, we believe they would be wonderful with them.

You will most likely find Beans and Joey together. They wrestle many times throughout the day. It is so cute how Beans tries to be so gentle with her given the difference in size and strength. They prefer to eat and drink out of the same bowls. Beans is definitely his mom's protector. If he thinks another dog is being rough with her, he will come to her rescue. When Joey first arrived, she snuck between the iron gate rungs out in the yard. Beans started barking and ran to alert his foster mom. Within thirty seconds, Joey was back and safe.

Both dogs are healthy, current on vaccines, spayed/neutered and current on heartworm prevention. They are also microchipped.

Any family who adopts these two will be the luckiest family in the world. Their story is far more beautiful than sad. We hope to hear from you regarding this special bonded pair.

Please note: Due to the heat of the summer months, the airlines will not fly dogs during this season. Please don’t ask us to do that.

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

Contact: Beth Maryan beth.maryan@gmail.com .

Posted: 7/05/18

DAPHNE
Austin, TX

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ESRA#:2018-127TX
Status: Available
  
Age:2 years
Gender:Female
Color:Liver & White
Weight:48 lbs
Variety:Mix
Smart, beautiful, and loving -- Daphne has it all!

This absolutely drop-dead gorgeous girl came to ESRA as an owner surrender. Daphne's mother was a Springer and her father was a German Short-Haired Pointer. Her owner of the past two years rescued Daphne and her siblings when they were tiny pups, bottle-feeding them until they were ready to move on to their new homes. She kept Daphne for herself to train as a hunting dog. However, Daphne was better suited for the life of a pampered, indoor pet, so she reached out to us to help find Daphne a wonderfully-loving home. Her two favorite activities are snuggling with her people and running like the wind!

Daphne is a HIGH-ENERGY, graceful and stunning athlete! She needs far more than a couple of daily walks. She craves a large area, as she's been accustomed, where she can run, chase birds and race other dogs. At the large local dog park, she leaves the other dogs in her dust. She will point almost any kind of bird on the ground, including (hilariously) the urban chickens that live nearby. During a recent visit, a couple of Labs were running flat-out. Daphne sped past them like they were standing still! This is the kind of exercise that she requires to keep her mentally healthy. If she doesn’t get it, she can find herself in trouble at home, engaging in activities like strewing clothes down the hallway or chewing.

She is house-trained and doggy-door trained. She walks loose-leash for the most part. Occasionally, Daphne shows some leash reactivity when passing other dogs on a walk. But when off-leash at a dog park, she exhibits perfect manners. She fares very well with her canine housemate -- the two of them have become quite the chums. She can be somewhat hesitant when encountering a new person or situation, but soon comes around. She will require some basic obedience training. She's smart and will be a quick study.

Daphne is heartworm negative and thoroughly healthy. She has been brought current on her vaccinations, spayed and microchipped for safekeeping. She is lean and fit!

In short, Daphne needs an active home -- preferably one with another young and active dog, and most importantly, lots of vigorous exercise. A Forever Home in the country with room to run safely would be ideal. If you can give Daphne all this and more, please reach out to her Case Manager.

Please note: Due to the heat of the summer months, the airlines will not fly dogs during this season. Please don’t ask us to do that.

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

Contact: Case Manager, Sheri Cromwell LuckySpringers@gmail.com .

Posted: 5/10/18

SOFIA
Dallas, TX

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ESRA#:2017-314TX
Status: Available
  
Age:13 years
Gender:Female
Color:Liver & White
Weight:43 lbs
Variety:Field

Thinking about bringing Sofia or another wonderful Senior Springer into your family? Read why rescuing Senior Springers is a top priority for ESRA.
Meet our beautiful senior girl, Sofia. She was found as a stray, although the shelter believes her owner was the one who turned her in. Her condition was appalling -- her coat was matted tightly and painfully to her skin as well as being urine soaked. She was stained from head to toe, her eyes weeping and she was bone thin. The shelter was kind enough to reach out to us to get Sofia immediate help.

When she arrived, we found the sweetest, most timid Springer who clearly had a rough life. Neglect was apparent, but we started seeing some signs of abuse as well. We believe she lived in a very small space, perhaps a cage or crate. Slowly, she has come out of her shell and all that beauty inside is starting to shine. She still does tuck her head on occasion when you reach out to pet her.

She tested positive for heartworms, yet her lungs looked fine and heart sounded strong. Given her age, we opted not to treat her but, instead, give her a monthly dose of Ivermectin. She was sedated to have a couple of growths removed and give her a much-needed dental. Sofia was also incontinent when she arrived. We finally have that managed with a couple of different meds. She also suffered from allergies, but is under control completely with a pill each day. She has gained a few pounds along with muscle mass. She is a whole new girl: running around and occasionally jumping up on you with excitement. Hew new family will need to continue with a high-quality diet, daily fish oils, Apoquel for allergies along with her incontinence meds.

Sofia is the easiest girl to care for. She absolutely wants to be with you all the time, she loves to snuggle and she loves her toys. She would very much enjoy daily strolls and car rides as often as possible! She is always raring to go anywhere in the car with you!

Sofia fares well with other dogs and really enjoys them, but she can get jealous on occasion about sharing the love. We think she would prefer to be an only dog in the home, but could share a home with just the right dog. She is a very gentle soul and would be good with older children.

Our seniors need us the most -- their love is eternal. Please email her foster family if you would like Sofia to be "your girl."

Please note: Due to the heat of the summer months, the airlines will not fly dogs during this season. Please don’t ask us to do that.

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

Contact: Beth Maryan beth.maryan@gmail.com .

Posted: 11/17/17

THE BOSS
Austin, TX

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ESRA#:2018-126TX
Status: Available
  
Age:8 months
Gender:Male
Color:Black & White
Weight:20 lbs
Variety:Mix
Meet the leader of the pack -- The Boss, one of the five members of the Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band litter. This darling litter of pups was surrendered to an area shelter, as their owner was no longer able to care for them. They are absolutely priceless and we are thrilled that we got the opportunity to choose the perfect families for each of them! We believe they are mostly field-bred springers with a splash of pointer and full tails. They are very closely bonded, so please consider adopting a pair if you're looking for twice the fun!

All the pups will need large yards and plenty of daily exercise where they can really stretch their legs. We do prefer they go to a family with another young, active dog as they do love to play. They have had limited socialization so time and patience will be needed for them to settle into a family and home. We suspect they have been sequestered to the backyard all of their lives. They, however, are quickly acclimating to "the good life." As with all pups, they will need obedience training to become the best dogs they can be.

The Boss is the boys' "go to" guy for everything, the most confident of the group. They are always following his lead. If they want to play, they go to him. They tend to follow him everywhere. He is truly adorable!

The Boss is neutered and current on puppy shots, although he will need one more booster after adoption. He is microchipped for safekeeping.

If you would like to give The Boss a dream home, please contact his foster mom.

We do not place puppies as presents or surprises. The entire prospective adopting family needs to meet The Boss. Also, please remember that puppies require a lot of care, attention, and training, and they do chew on things. The decision to get a puppy and raise it to be a healthy, happy, and well-adjusted dog is a serious commitment.

Due to this puppy’s age, all out-of-state adopters must come to the state of Texas 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 The Boss.

Contact: Beth Maryan beth.maryan@gmail.com .

Posted: 4/05/18

OLIVER
Austin, TX

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ESRA#:2017-361TX
Status: Available
  
Age:8 years
Gender:Male
Color:Liver & White
Weight:65 lbs
Variety:Field
Update 2-21-18: We are continuing to monitor Oliver's liver values and hope he will be ready for adoption soon. Please check back on his progress in a few weeks!

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Meet Oliver, our big liver-and-white fieldie boy who loves to play, play, play! Oliver enjoys retrieving the ball and playing hide and seek with his toys. He loves running in the park or taking leisurely walks. He needs a large yard where he can play or someone who is dedicated to an exercise routine. He also loves the water! 

Oliver is house trained and knows how to use a doggy door.  He is an only dog, but does play well with other dogs and is friendly with cats.  He enjoys meeting new people and is good with children. Oliver has only used a crate a few times, including travel during a plane ride. He currently stays in the house outside of a crate during the day and does well with no accidents or destructive issues. He also rides well in the car.  

Oliver is neutered, on heartworm prevention, microchipped and current on his shots. He is a big boy at sixty-five pounds and has a medium coat length that is easy to maintain. 

Oliver will bark when the doorbell rings to alert you, but he's friendly with visitors.  On rare occasions, he is a little frightened in a thunderstorm, but he will usually just get closer to you or lay under a coffee table. He is such a sweet, calm and quiet boy.

If you think Oliver would be the perfect fit for your family and lifestyle, please send us your application today.

Please note: Due to the heat of the summer months, the airlines will not fly dogs during this season. Please don’t ask us to do that.

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

Contact: Case Manager, Sheri Cromwell LuckySpringers@gmail.com .

Posted: 9/21/17

COLUMBO
Austin, TX

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ESRA#:2017-396TX
Status: Available
  
Age:10 years
Gender:Male
Color:Liver & White
Weight:60 lbs
Variety:Field

Thinking about bringing Columbo or another wonderful Senior Springer into your family? Read why rescuing Senior Springers is a top priority for ESRA.
Are you looking for a sidekick to hang out with? Please meet Columbo! Don't let his gentle, laid back nature fool you. He's resting up for his next adventure!

Columbo is intelligent, curious and loves to go to work with his foster dad every day. He is well behaved and knows basic commands. This fun, active boy would enjoy a daily walk or hike. Want to play ball? Columbo does!

Columbo would be content as an only dog or with another dog who gives him his space. He ignores cats and would probably do best in a home without children. He is house trained and loves his crate. He is friendly, outgoing and enjoys seeing new places.

Up-to-date on shots, microchipped, neutered and heartworm negative, our freckle-faced boy is ready to start the next chapter in his life. Let the fun begin!

Please note: Due to the heat of the summer months, the airlines will not fly dogs during this season. Please don’t ask us to do that.

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

Contact: Case Manager, Sheri Cromwell LuckySpringers@gmail.com .

Posted: 1/11/18

Springers in Utah        top
Check our Arnold Nebraska foster home for more great dogs. Arnold is about four hours from Denver. Colorado and Wyoming are also included in the ESRA Rocky Mountain Region, check them for more adoptable dogs. Contact Pam Waidler, Utah Coordinator, pbr2661@hotmail.com

Although ESRA does not have any Springers available for adoption in Utah at this time, we may have Springers that are almost ready to find their Forever Homes. If you are interested in adopting, please read our FAQs about the adoption process and complete our Adoption Application right away so you will be approved and ready when the right dog becomes available.

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OSCAR
Bremerton, WA

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ESRA#:2018-157AZ
Status: Available
  
Age:20 months
Gender:Male
Color:Liver & White
Weight:45 lbs
Variety:Field
Oscar is a gorgeous, lovable, exuberant one-and-one-half-year old boy who is ready to meet his Forever Family. He came to ESRA in Arizona and was placed with a family that wasn't able to give him what he truly needed. Now he is in foster care in Washington and has been adjusting well, so he is ready to make the step forward and find his true Forever Home.

Oscar spent a lot of time crated because he was aggressive to the second dog in his original home. We feel that he would do best as an only dog. Oscar doesn't appear to have had a lot of socialization, so he will need a patient, experienced Springer family that will take the time to continue his socialization skills. Oscar gets very nervous is new situations and can be hard to calm down. We recommend that Oscar's new family work to bond with him by attending obedience classes.

Oscar is a true Velcro, snuggly Springer. He loves to cuddle with his foster family. He loves children and does well with the toddler in his foster home, although he has been known to be a bit jumpy knocking the little ones over. Oscar is unknown with cats.

Oscar is a high energy field-bred Springer. He will need a fenced yard and the ability to burn off energy. We have not tested Oscar is a dog park setting. Because of his nervousness in new situations and past history of being aggressive to another dog, we do not advise that he be taken to public dog parks.

Oscar is a very sweet boy. Once he learns that he can trust you, he will be your best friend.

If you would like to meet Oscar, please fill out an adoption application today.

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

Contact: Barb Doolin livernwhite@comcast.net .

Posted: 4/27/18


BOOMER
Seattle, WA

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ESRA#:2017-421WA
Status: Adoption Pending
  
Age:4 years
Gender:Male
Color:Liver & White
Weight:45 lbs
Variety:Field
Boomer is a four-and-one-half-year old liver-and-white boy ready to meet his Forever Family. Boomer and another Springer who were litter mates were relinquished to ESRA due to health issues that prevented their original family from continuing to care for both dogs.

Originally we thought that both dogs needed to be kept together, but we found out that they would get into fights with each other. We thought that Boomer would be okay with another dog that wasn't related but have decided that he must be an only dog. Boomer is unknown with cats.

Boomer is extremely loving to people. He is happy to snuggle and get belly rubs. He loves cuddling up to his person on the couch or sharing their bed at night.

Boomer does not like to be bothered when he is eating. He was teased at a fence line before he came to ESRA, so he is wary of children. Because of these two issues, we don't feel that Boomer should be placed in a home with small children.

If you would like to meet Boomer, please fill out an adoption application today.

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

Contact: Barb Doolin livernwhite@comcast.net .

Posted: 7/09/18

Springers in Wyoming        top

Although ESRA does not have any Springers available for adoption in Wyoming at this time, we may have Springers that are almost ready to find their Forever Homes. If you are interested in adopting, please read our FAQs about the adoption process and complete our Adoption Application right away so you will be approved and ready when the right dog becomes available.

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