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Update: Rascal is blossoming! We've had quite a bit of interest in him, but have not found the perfect fit for him as of yet. We believe he would be happiest with a doggy friend -- younger preferably. He has come to life with his foster brothers and sisters. He needs a fenced yard. He loves lounging on the deck for hours at a time. He loves to run and bark at critters. Rascal is a truly gentle being. He's good with children and good with cats. His foster mom considers him to be the loveliest guest and "perfect." He can't wait to hop in the car and go, go, go-- it doesn't matter where. Rascal follows your every step. He would love to be allowed to sleep in bed with his new family. He loves to snuggle and even "spoons". This spring, he has struggled a bit with allergies. But with daily medication, he is doing so much better. We cannot sing Rascal's praises enough!
Rascal is a doll! There is nothing nine years old about this strong and muscular Springer boy. And, he is definitely ALL BOY!
Rascal's elderly dad passed away quite a few months ago. They were inseparable. Tragically, Rascal spent three days in the house with his owner after he died, as no one was aware. One can only imagine how absolutely devastating this was to Rascal and it has taken him quite a bit of time to recover from it.
He's been very well loved and cared for. He was taken in by a wonderful family member with the intent to stay forever. But the family was told that with Rascal they were over the city limit as to the number of dogs allowed. That's when they reached out to ESRA. They've entrusted us to find him an excellent loving and caring home for this sweet, loving Springer.
Rascal can be timid initially, but it doesn't take long for him to warm up. So, it might take a bit of time and patience for him to settle into his new Forever Home. He's a Velcro guy -- you know, one of those you have to step over to get out of the shower! He's housetrained and does fine left out and about when left alone. Having said that, he would be happiest with someone home with him much of the day as that's what he's been accustomed to. Rascal has lived as the "only child" in the home most of his life. He would do fine as an only dog but would also very much enjoy a submissive four-legged buddy. He's in great shape, needs room to run and a regular walking or jogging buddy. Rascal has recently been living with young children and is very comfortable with them.
He's in very good health. He needs to lose five to seven pounds to be at his ideal weight. He is on a very inexpensive thyroid medication that is taken twice daily. He tested negative for heartworms, he's neutered and current on all of shots.
Rascal is so ready to start his new life. Please reach out to his Case Manager if you have already fallen for this very handsome and charming gentleman.
Please submit an Online Adoption Application if you are interested in Rascal. It is always the first step in our adoption process.
Special note to all out-of-state applicants: Please ask your State Coordinator to forward your approved Adoption Application to the contact listed. Also note that all out-of-state adopters must come to Texas/Oklahoma to retrieve their dog. Dogs will not be allowed to fly in the cargo area of a commercial aircraft. Smaller dogs that meet the weight and size restrictions for in-cabin flight will be allowed to travel in the main cabin area under the front seat of their adopter in an approved carrier following FAA and airline regulations. Cost of canine airline travel will be the responsibility of the adopting family.
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.