ADOPTION APPLICATION – Page One

Thank you for considering a rescue Springer. Rescue Springers are extremely loving and intelligent dogs, each looking for a caring adopter and a second start in life.

The adoption application on the next page will help us determine the characteristics you are looking for in a dog. Your location will determine who in our organization will respond to your inquiry. Please read the rest of this page carefully before filling out the application form.

A fee will be required at the time of adoption. The adoption fee for a dog in ESRA's foster care program is $350, except for dogs in our Springers for Seniors program, for which the adoption fee can be waived if both the dog and the adopter are senior citizens. Dogs placed in adoptive homes are spayed and neutered, current with vaccinations, and heartworm negative. We do ask that if you adopt a dog through our referral program, you make a tax-deductible donation to help us continue to care for other unwanted, abandoned, and abused Springers who need assistance.

When meeting a rescue dog, please try to spend as much time as possible with the dog to evaluate compatibility before making the decision to adopt. If you are considering an interstate adoption, please discuss the dog's temperament, health, and transportation options very thoroughly with the dog’s case manager (contact listed at the bottom of the web listing) and foster parent or shelter before making the decision to adopt the dog. In the best interest of yourself, your family, and the rescue dog, please make certain that the dog you choose to adopt is the right dog for you. Adoption is a big commitment lasting for the dog’s entire lifetime.

It should be understood that applications for adopting a Springer through English Springer Rescue America, Inc. are subject to acceptance based on a review process that requires collecting information from an application, a phone interview, a vet and/or personal reference check, and a home visit. This information is to be submitted, and this process is to be completed, before you meet a rescue dog available for adoption.

Making decisions about dog placement in adoptive homes is an art, not a science, and there may be times when applications will be denied for various reasons. Approval of an applicant is left to the discretion of the ESRA coordinator after he or she has reviewed all available information. ESRA reserves the right to make all decisions regarding placement or final disposition of any rescued dog in its care into a foster or adoptive home. There is absolutely no guarantee, made or implied, that any person or persons requesting to adopt a Springer being fostered through ESRA, or posted on ESRA's web site, will be granted an adoption.

The many English Springer Spaniels in need of new homes are grateful to you for contacting ESRA. The other rescue organizations we partner with thank you as well!