WEST MIDWEST NORTHEAST SOUTHEAST CANADA SHELTERS

RECENTLY ADOPTED SPRINGERS
MIDWEST REGION

 

To contact someone in your area, see our list of Regional Coordinators.


ZOEY
Rootstown, OH

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ESRA#:2016-489OH
Status: Adopted
Date:2017-09-11
  
Age:6 years
Gender:Female
Color:Liver & White
Weight:45 lbs
Variety:Bench
Please meet our striking girl, Zoey. This long-legged beauty became an ESRA dog late last fall when her owner had to surrender her for personal reasons. Zoey came to us with some pretty bad ear and eye infections as well as a not-so-healthy coat. She also needed some help finding the happy, fun-loving Springer hiding within her. Zoey has been in a wonderful foster home for the last several months, getting healthy, gaining confidence, and learning to enjoy life. And now we are pleased to announce that she is ready to find her Forever Family.

Zoey shares her foster home with several other dogs, but she would be happy as an only dog. She is content to be off by herself exploring outside or snoozing in the house. Although Zoey will occasionally hang out with her canine housemates, she mostly ignores them. But she loves attention from humans, especially when they scratch her wiggly butt! Zoey is untested with cats and small children.

Our girl is an active dog, so she needs a family who will provide her with daily exercise. Mental stimulation is also key with Zoey, as she likes to “relocate” laundry and other small items around the house when she gets bored. Her foster mom refers to these antics as “Zoey’s Relocation Program.” She never destroys anything; she simply moves it from one place in the house to another. This girl needs a job!

Zoey is housetrained, and she uses a doggie door at her foster home. She can be trusted to have free rein of the house when her foster mom leaves. Zoey was not spayed when she came to ESRA, so she was spayed after coming into our care. After the surgery, we noticed that she was having accidents in the house. The doctor diagnosed her with spay incontinence, which explains why Zoey leaks urine at times. She is on a daily dose of Proin to keep the leaking under control.

It has been amazing to watch Zoey’s transformation over the last several months, and now she’s ready for the next phase. This special girl can’t wait to meet the person/people that will share her new life. Please contact her case manager at the e-mail address below if you have room in your home and your heart for this lovely lady.

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

Contact: ESRA Case Manager, Angie Mesarchik akmesarchik@gmail.com .

Posted: 8/01/17


HUDSON
Inver Grove Heights, MN

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ESRA#:2017-268MN
Status: Adopted
Date:2017-09-02
  
Age:11 years
Gender:Male
Color:Black & White
Weight:82 lbs
Variety:Bench

Thinking about bringing Hudson or another wonderful Senior Springer into your family? Read why rescuing Senior Springers is a top priority for ESRA.
Meet handsome, happy Hudson. He and a companion, Willie, came to ESRA when their family moved and couldn't take them along. Hudson has lived in harmony with both dogs and cats. He also lived with children and is friendly with them.

This easygoing, housetrained boy is a former 4-H dog and is an easy keeper. He loves to carry a big stuffed toy in his mouth once he gets comfortable with his surroundings. When his foster family is away at work during the day, Hudson has free rein of the house, and he usually sleeps. He won't even get on the furniture.

Hudson's foster mom describes him as a "clingon." He loves to follow her around the house and be near her. His most endearing quality is that he likes to put his head in between people's legs for scratches. He loves to be brushed, and he doesn't mind having his nails clipped or his ears cleaned.

His foster family is helping Hudson lose some weight. He is starting to slim down, and he now has about fifteen pounds to go before he's at his ideal size.

This boy is just right in every sense, and he will make a fine companion for some lucky adopter. If you'd like more information about Hudson, please contact his case managers at the e-mail address below. He's eager to meet you!

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

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

Contact: ESRA Case Managers, Ellie Starks and Rebecca Thompson springerrescuemidwest@gmail.com .

Posted: 7/27/17


JORDY
Barboo, WI

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ESRA#:2015-457MN
Status: Adopted
Date:2017-08-25
  
Age:12 years
Gender:Male
Color:Liver & White
Weight:47 lbs
Variety:Field

Thinking about bringing Jordy or another wonderful Senior Springer into your family? Read why rescuing Senior Springers is a top priority for ESRA.
We would like to thank Angela Boone of Angela Boone Photography in Roseville, Minnesota for generously donating the photos of Jordy displayed here. Visit her website.
Sweet Jordy was picked up by animal control as he was wandering in the country. Our best guess is that he is around ten or eleven years old. Jordy is a dear senior guy who is adjusting to the indoor life at his foster home and is enjoying it!

Jordy gets along well with the foster family's resident small dogs, and he is learning to live with cats. He will back off quickly if they hiss and stand up to him. Jordy walks perfectly on leash and loves taking strolls, meeting the neighbors along the way. His favorite pastime is sniffing around the fenced yard, but in true Springer fashion, he loves following his person around, too.

Because he can no longer hear and his peripheral vision is impaired, a home without children would be best for Jordy. He does well with hand signals and will Sit, Lie Down, and Stay. As he is deaf, he will need a securely fenced yard to keep him safe. Jordy is truly the sweetest of sweethearts, and he is so easy to have around. Do you have a soft place in your heart and your home for Jordy to spend his retirement years?

State of Wisconsin licensed and inspected: 402322-DS

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

Contact: Coordinator, Marie Heinking kcmcheinking@frontier.com .

Posted: 8/22/15


NORM
Ortonville, MI

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ESRA#:2017-277MI
Status: Adopted
Date:2017-08-21
  
Age:8 months
Gender:Male
Color:Liver & White
Weight:26 lbs
Variety:Field
Meet Norman Winslow, a.k.a. Norm. Isn't he the cutest little guy? What an adorable, expressive gaze and stunning markings this charmer has! In addition to his good looks, Norm is a low-key, happy puppy who is eager to get along with everyone. He respects all humans, from the youngest children to senior citizens. His foster mom declares Norm to be an absolute dream!

Without any bad habits to break, Norm is housetrained and crate trained. He has the run of the house with the resident canines when his family is away, and he has not shown any inappropriate behavior. On one occasion, a quick shopping trip turned into an eight-hour outing, and when his people arrived home, they were impressed that Norm had been a true gentleman. His foster mom says it was as if they had never left the house--no problems, no accidents.

This amiable boy gets along famously with both his senior Springer and special-needs Springer foster brothers. We know that he would adore having one or more dogs in his Forever Home. Every morning Norm loves to greet his foster siblings with nose bumps and paws before they go outside. Norm has also been exposed to small children, and he passed the kid test with flying colors!

Norm came to his foster home already trained to wait at inside doorways, and he also waits to be released from an open car door. Always keen for an outdoor stroll, Norm leash walks a mile every day with a group of neighborhood dogs. A typical Velcro Springer, this intelligent fellow keeps an eye on his humans and his furry peers when he is off leash. He checks back often when he is outside and comes running when he is called or whistled for.

This cutie has his own personal Nylabone. When he is bored, he will find it and settle in for a nice chew. Norm is so well mannered that he has not chewed anything that does not belong to him. He rides quietly in the car. He is best if he travels before a meal, as he has become carsick on occasion. This occurs often in puppies, and they tend to outgrow the problem shortly.

Pure puppy joy best describes this sweet young pooch. He is adored by his foster family, and they are seeking the perfect Forever Home for their little prize. If you are interested, please contact his foster mom today. Some lucky folks will hit the jackpot with Norman Winslow!

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

Contact: Foster Home, Geri Via chipjetping@yahoo.com .

Posted: 7/31/17


BENTLEY
Ingleside, IL

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Sawyer

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Bentley, left, and Sawyer, right-freshly groomed!

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Sawyer, left, and Bentley, right

 BENTLEYSAWYER
ESRA#:2016-554OH2016-555OH
Status: AdoptedAdopted
Date:2017-08-202017-08-20
   
Age:8 years8 years
Gender:MaleMale
Color:Liver & WhiteBlack & White
Weight:62 lbs60
Variety:BenchBench
Read about bonded pairs and the benefits of adopting these special best friends.
These two beautiful boys are brothers, and they share a strong bond. Sawyer and Bentley are happiest when they are within sight of one another, and neither one goes far without the other. When they came into ESRA's care, their tender mutual devotion was evident right from the start. During the medical exam, Bentley yelped as the vet was cleaning out his ear. Sawyer immediately jumped up onto the table next to Bentley and started kissing the vet so as to distract her from hurting Bentley. The close relationship between the two is just so sweet! They depend on each other for their comfort and happiness, so we are looking for a family who will adopt them both so they can stay together.

Both boys have been completely vetted and are in energetic good health. Upon arrival, Sawyer tested positive for heartworm disease, and he has now been successfully treated. His chest x-ray looks good, showing no evidence of lung or heart damage. Sawyer and Bentley both had small superficial skin growths which were removed, and they were treated for skin infections. Their ears will have to be watched closely and kept clean, because, like many Springers, they are very prone to ear infections.

Sawyer and Bentley's foster mom has fallen in love with them and describes them as follows:

They are lover boys and are eager to please. I would say that Sawyer is more the father figure because he likes to be the boss, while Bentley is like the mischievous teenage son, the instigator! Bentley is very smart and will watch until the coast is clear and then sneak his cute little self off to the kitchen so he can do some undercover counter surfing while no one is looking. Meanwhile, Sawyer will not leave your side for fear he will miss something, whether it be a tummy rub or a kiss.

Both dogs are extremely compassionate and want nothing more than to be loved. Bentley likes to show off at times, prancing around with a toy in his mouth as if to say, "Look at me, look at me!" These boys are not crated at any time and are very trustworthy when left alone during the day while I am at work. They are good watch dogs--if they spot a strange dog or person, they will certainly let you know. Upon meeting people, they are fine after the sniffs.

I want a special home for these boys. They deserve nothing but the best. They are both so soft and handsome, and they are enjoying the experience of living inside after years of being kept outside. We've never had an accident in the house. They are allowed on my furniture, and they make GREAT bed warmers at night. When Sawyer and Bentley find their Forever Home, a big piece of my heart will go with them. I would love nothing more than to see them adopted by a very special family with plenty of time to devote to them. They deserve it.


If you think that you have room in your heart and your home for this double bundle of love, please contact their case manager by phone or e-mail right away. You'll be glad you did!

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

Contact: ESRA Case Manager, Anne Solak-Tennant 708-799-7039 annesolak@yahoo.com .

Posted: 3/26/17


CHEVY
Cheboygan, MI

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ESRA#:2017-240MI
Status: Adopted
Date:2017-08-18
  
Age:2 years
Gender:Male
Color:Liver & White
Weight:55 lbs
Variety:Field
This extremely handsome, photogenic boy is Chevy (just like the vehicle brand). His foster mom says that Chevy is a big goof ball and quite a character. He was relinquished to ESRA as his previous owners did not have time for him. They indicated that he was crated for more than twenty hours a day.

Chevy has adjusted to his foster home very easily and has settled comfortably into the daily routine. Chevy likes to chase balls and carry his stuffed bunny around, never trying to destroy it. However, his absolutely favorite thing to do is play with other dogs. Chevy seems to understand his place in the pack. He currently lives with three other Springers. Two of them are old, and because Chevy senses that they do not play anymore, he leaves them alone. The youngest canine sibling will play, so Chevy often initiates a romp. He also adores the two-year-old Springer boy who visits his foster home, and Chevy and he will play for hours. Those two definitely wear each other out!

Since Chevy spent so much time crated during the first two years of his life, his foster family does not have the heart to crate him either at night or during the day. But he really does not need to be crated as he is housetrained and has good manners inside. He has full run of the house with the resident canines when his foster family is away, and he does not chew anything. While Chevy has not been crated at all in his foster home, he does have access to an open crate, where he will sometimes go in and lie down. Although Chevy prefers to sleep on the floor, he does jump up on the bed in the morning for affection, and he will paw at you to get it! It is hard to tell him he cannot get onto the bed or into your lap since his foster siblings are permitted to do so.

Like most Springers, Chevy is smart and loyal. He has been allowed to run off leash from his first day in foster care, and he has not taken off. On daily hikes in the woods, Chevy would at first not wander far and would keep his foster mom in sight at all times. He is now feeling more secure, so he will venture off the trail following his foster brother, but Chevy comes back instantly when he is called. You might expect that with his name, Chevy would be a great car rider, and you would be right--the excitement of it all makes him pant! (He also enjoys wearing his cute collar and leash decorated with Chevrolet emblems.)

Chevy is not a big eater. He is more of a grazer, though he learned quickly that with three other canines in the house, he had better eat his food before someone else does! Chevy takes treats nicely and waits his turn respectfully. He also eats his meals in close proximity to his foster siblings and does not try to steal their food.

Because Chevy was not socialized much during the first years of his life, he is still cautious around new people, especially children. In these situations, he is a little nervous, and he barks. He has never tried to lunge or show aggression, though. Chevy's foster mom says that she has already noticed this uncertainty lessening as he continues to socialize with both humans and dogs. We expect that he will continue to improve over time. Since Chevy absolutely loves to play with other pooches, it will be ideal if he finds a Forever Home with a canine brother or sister who also likes to play. Chevy will require daily exercise with his Forever Family. He did not receive much in his first two years, and he definitely enjoys running and exploring.

As is typical of Springers, Chevy craves affection and has a fabulous disposition. He looks like a puppy and often still acts like one, too. He is learning more about his marvelous new world every day, and he is always eager to please his people. This adorable young fellow loves to play with dog toys, loves to chase balls, loves to play with other dogs, loves to go for daily hikes--Chevy just loves life!

Chevy is neutered, up to date on vaccinations, and microchipped. He is patiently waiting to find his perfect Forever Home. His foster mom describes Chevy as loving and beautiful. Are you the lucky family who will welcome this wonderful Springer into your hearts and home?

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

Contact: Foster Home, Sally Korth salkorth@yahoo.com .

Posted: 7/25/17


ROO
Normal, IL

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ESRA#:2017-187IL
Status: Adopted
Date:2017-08-10
  
Age:10 years
Gender:Female
Color:Black & White
Weight:62 lbs
Variety:Bench

Thinking about bringing Roo or another wonderful Senior Springer into your family? Read why rescuing Senior Springers is a top priority for ESRA.
Roo and her litter mate Sadie were raised in a family with children. Through no fault of their own, both dogs now find themselves in ESRA's care. The family is going through difficulties and no longer has the financial means or time to care for these sweet girls. Therefore, the family made the decision to do what was best for Roo and Sadie and find them new homes.

From Roo's foster mom: Roo is a very happy girl. She is a lot of fun and is has a good deal of energy, so don't let her age fool you. She gets very excited if you mention going for a walks, and she really enjoys belly rubs and playing ball (you may or may not get the ball back). Roo is very affectionate. She will follow you everywhere, and she loves to be with her human family all the time. However, if you have to leave her to run errands, she is trustworthy and can be left alone. Roo thinks that she is a lap dog dog, but because she is a sturdy girl, she might be a bit heavy for that. She has a very loving and funny personality, and she likes all people, including children. She does, however, bark at dogs she doesn't know.

This pretty girl acts as a big sister to Sadie. They enjoy each other's companionship and get along well most of the time. However, they do get into sisterly squabbles every now and then. The girls can be adopted either together or separately. They like their people best, and Roo would be happy to be an only dog, the center of attention and princess in the house.

Roo is healthy, housetrained, and up to date on all her vaccines. She is full of love and affection for her humans. If you are interested in giving one or both of these lovely girls the home they deserve, please contact their case manager right away.

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

Contact: ESRA Case Manager, Anne Solak-Tennant 708-799-7039 annesolak@yahoo.com .

Posted: 7/08/17


SADIE
Normal, IL

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ESRA#:2017-188IL
Status: Adopted
Date:2017-08-10
  
Age:10 years
Gender:Female
Color:Black & White
Weight:45 lbs
Variety:Bench

Thinking about bringing Sadie or another wonderful Senior Springer into your family? Read why rescuing Senior Springers is a top priority for ESRA.
Sadie and her litter mate Roo were raised in a family with children. Through no fault of their own, both dogs now find themselves in ESRA's care. The family is going through difficulties and no longer has the financial means or time to care for these sweet girls. Therefore, the family made the decision to do what was best for Sadie and Roo and find them new homes.

From Sadie's foster mom: Sadie is smaller than her sibling Roo, and she plays the little sister role. Sadie is laidback and mild mannered, and she is a very quiet and patient girl. She does like to play tug of war, and she gets very excited about going for walks. However, she is content to go with the flow and snuggle if that is what you want to do. Sadie loves to get and give hugs and kisses. She is definitely a Velcro Springer, but she can be left alone as she is trustworthy and housetrained. Sadie, like her sister, will bark at dogs that she doesn't know.

Sadie and her sister Roo do get into squabbles every now and again. They enjoy each other's companionship, but Sadie would be content to get all your attention and affection for herself. They are together in their foster home, and while they complement each other's personalities, they can be adopted together or separately. As much as they like each other, they like their people best.

Sadie is healthy and up to date on all her vaccines. Sadie is a sweetheart and will be your snuggle buddy, your closest companion, and your friend for life. If you are interested in giving one or both of these special girls the home they deserve, please contact their case manager right away.

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

Contact: ESRA Case Manager, Anne Solak-Tennant 708-799-7039 annesolak@yahoo.com .

Posted: 7/08/17


SASHA
East Troy, WI

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ESRA#:2017-10MN
Status: Adopted
Date:2017-08-04
  
Age:13 years
Gender:Female
Color:Liver & White
Weight:40 lbs
Variety:Bench

Thinking about bringing Sasha or another wonderful Senior Springer into your family? Read why rescuing Senior Springers is a top priority for ESRA.
Are you searching for a sweet and loving senior? Sasha is a wonderful girl. She has a very calm and gentle disposition, and she relishes any attention given to her. Sasha will give you twirls and run around when she gets excited, and she still likes to play. These things showcase her spunky personality!

This well-bred lady has great household manners and is housetrained. Sasha doesn’t bark. She respects other dogs and plays with the resident canines. She enjoys chewing on nylabones, taking car rides, sleeping, and giving her foster family attention.

As Sasha previously spent much of her life alone, we would prefer that her Forever Family have someone who will be at home much of the time. She would love a canine sibling, but she would also be happy as the only dog in the right family.

Sasha is waiting patiently for her Forever Home. She will make an amazing companion to adopters looking for a mature and loving Springer. Is Sasha the gem you've been waiting for? If so, please contact her case manager at the e-mail address below.

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

State of Wisconsin licensed and inspected: 402322-DS

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

Contact: Coordinator, Marie Heinking kcmcheinking@frontier.com .

Posted: 6/16/17


GAGE
Rice, MN

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ESRA#:2015-620MN
Status: Adopted
Date:2017-07-29
  
Age:7 years
Gender:Male
Color:Liver & White
Weight:60 lbs
Variety:Field
Say hello to Gage. This fine boy only wants to please and to be loved--and to have someone throw balls for him to fetch!

After Gage spent the first year of his life in a kennel in a garage, he moved in with a family who introduced him to a life with more freedom and attention. He had the run of a large yard and slept in bed with his owners. Gage loves being indoors, and he has great household manners. He is completely housetrained and enjoys free rein of the house when his people are away, although he is crate trained. When he is outside, he enjoys rolling around in the grass.

Gage interacts and plays well with other dogs. His Forever Family could have other dogs in the household, or Gage could be the only dog. He is trained to an invisible fence. He can Heel, Sit, and Stay, and he is eager to learn new commands. Gage's previous family reported that he loves pheasants but is scared of the gun, so hunting won't be in this guy's future. Gage is loyal and loving to his people, and he would sure like to have a family of his own to love.

Due to his protective nature, Gage tends to bond very closely to his human owner. His Forever Family will need to have patience and understanding for this sweet boy. He can be hesitant to meet strangers, and it takes him a bit of time to warm up to new people. However, once Gage gets to know you, he will be your loyal friend.

If you have a ball to throw and the desire for a new buddy, consider Gage! This Velcro guy will be your reliable and loving companion. He is just waiting for someone to give him the chance to be the best friend he wants to be.

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

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

Contact: ESRA Case Managers, Ellie Starks and Rebecca Thompson springerrescuemidwest@gmail.com .

Posted: 11/19/15


SKEETER
St. Paul, MN

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ESRA#:2017-160MN
Status: Adopted
Date:2017-07-27
  
Age:10 years
Gender:Female
Color:Black & White
Weight:45 lbs
Variety:Field

Thinking about bringing Skeeter or another wonderful Senior Springer into your family? Read why rescuing Senior Springers is a top priority for ESRA.
Hi! I’m Skeeter. I came to ESRA after my owner died. It was a very hard adjustment for a while, but I’m doing much better now. I’m a senior, but I look, act, and feel much younger. I can keep up with my younger canine foster sister on our walks and at the off-leash dog park, and she’s only four! I LOVE to go for walks. I also love to fetch a ball and be with my humans. I like all people, and I get along great with other dogs. I’m really curious, loving, affectionate, and loyal, and my foster mom says that I’m very endearing. If you'd like to meet me, I'd love to meet you! Please get in touch with my case managers. Their e-mail address is below.

Love,
Skeeter


From Skeeter’s foster mom: Skeeter was anxious for the first few days when she came to our home, but she settled in quickly and has fit in wonderfully. She has some separation anxiety, and she wants to have me in her sight pretty much all the time. She will bark when I leave the house, but only if she can see outside. Closing the windows seems to have resolved that problem.

Skeeter is on a medication every five days for a minor urinary leak that may occur when she’s asleep. The medication controls this issue.

Skeeter is a sweet, loving, funny, spry, and charming girl, a typical Velcro Springer who wants nothing more than to be with and be loved by her humans. She would do well in a home either with or without another dog. Skeeter's ideal home will be one where her humans can spend quite a bit of time with her, give her a lot of attention and love, and not leave her alone for too many hours at a time. It's a pleasure to be around this affectionate girl!

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

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

Contact: ESRA Case Managers, Ellie Starks and Rebecca Thompson springerrescuemidwest@gmail.com .

Posted: 6/16/17


TUCKER
Pine Island, MN

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ESRA#:2017-72IA
Status: Adopted
Date:2017-07-21
  
Age:5 years
Gender:Male
Color:Black & White
Weight:62 lbs
Variety:Bench
Meet Tucker! This beautiful boy is looking for his Forever Family. Tucker lives and loves life to the fullest. He is a people pleaser, and he needs an experienced adopter to set boundaries and keep him on a healthy routine. He loves to be around people, to explore the woods, and to chase squirrels. All in all, Tucker is one happy boy!

Are you looking for a loving companion? Throw a ball or a stick! Tucker enjoys fetching/chasing balls and toys. Tucker also really enjoys his walks. He has great leash manners, and he would love to stroll around the neighborhood, a farm, some fields, a lake, or anywhere else.

Tucker is housetrained. He does fine in the household when he is by himself. Because he is active and energetic, he will need a long walk, jog, or run beforehand if you plan to leave him alone in the house for long periods of time. (A tired dog is a good dog!) After a good exercise adventure, Tucker enjoys lying out on the deck watching people walk by and checking out the happenings in the neighborhood.

Although Tucker will tolerate other canines for a short period of time, he will need to be the only dog in his Forever Home. He finds it very challenging to share his toys or the attention of humans with other dogs. He also has a strong prey drive, so his Forever Home should not have cats. Tucker was surrendered to ESRA because he is very nervous around children. Therefore, his Forever Home should be one with just adults.

Are you looking for a happy and wonderful dog to provide you with companionship? Do you enjoy a sweet Springer lying in a little ball, waiting for your attention? Are you a homebody who wants to bond with a sweet boy? Then Tucker is your guy! If you would like to make Tucker a member of your family, contact his case managers at the e-mail address below.

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

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

Contact: ESRA Case Managers, Ellie Starks and Rebecca Thompson springerrescuemidwest@gmail.com .

Posted: 5/20/17


DYSON
Ferndale, MI

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ESRA#:2017-140MI
Status: Adopted
Date:2017-07-20
  
Age:9 years
Gender:Male
Color:Liver & White
Weight:59 lbs
Variety:Bench

SPECIAL NOTE: Because of Dyson's extreme shyness around new people, we have come to realize that it will be best for him if his potential adopters live within a reasonable, convenient distance from the greater Detroit area. If that is the case, his prospective family can make multiple visits to Dyson's foster home in order to get to know him and see his true nature before the adoption is finalized.
This bright-eyed, handsome guy is Dyson. His past is a mystery because he was found as a stray. But one thing is certain--Dyson is a very sweet boy who is looking intently through his soulful, golden eyes, searching for his true human love connection. He seeks devotion, loyalty, patience, and tender companionship from a dog-savvy Forever Family.

Dyson is a love sponge who follows his people everywhere, perhaps because he was a stray and does not want to lose track of his new human lifeline. His total Velcro tendencies are lessening a bit the longer he is in his foster home. Dyson still keeps track of his family's whereabouts, but he is not at their heels all the time now. A typical Springer, Dyson adores his people and simply wants to be where they are. He is pretty low key and low maintenance inside his foster home, typically lying at the feet of his mom or dad.

This smart boy is beginning to learn basic commands, and he comes when called in the yard. He will require further obedience training, since he seems to lack much previous teaching. When he is walking on lead, Dyson pulls at first but then settles down and walks along nicely. He would benefit tremendously from daily walks with his Forever Family for exercise and to improve his leash manners.

Because Dyson has an average energy level, playing in the yard satisfies his physical and mental needs. A fenced yard at his Forever Home would be a bonus so that he can actively explore outdoors. He is not overly prey driven. He happily chases birds, chipmunks, squirrels, and rabbits, though not with tremendous speed! Inside the house, Dyson shows little interest in dog toys or balls. He was recently intrigued with an outdoor fetch game his foster sister played, and he was excited enough to then carry around his own toy, but he would not release his prized possession.

Dyson has polite house manners with no inappropriate behavior, and he is trustworthy when left home alone with his foster siblings. He did countersurf a couple of times shortly after arriving at his foster home, likely due to the newness of his environment and the wonderful-smelling temptations in the kitchen! His conversion to a grain-free salmon kibble diet has worked wonders for his weight loss. Dyson eats next to the resident dogs with no issues or aggression. He finishes his chow first and then casually walks away until his foster siblings have finished their meals.

Although he is not a leader, Dyson is quite independent, possibly because he was on his own as a stray. He is a gentle giant who gets along splendidly with the resident Springers in his foster home. Dyson would be thrilled to have a canine friend in his Forever Home. He genuinely enjoys the company of other dogs, and he benefits from being a pack member. Dyson is afraid of cats, so a family with a feline would not be a good match. He has not been exposed to children, but he would be best in a household without kids because is a sensitive boy who can be fearful with excessive commotion.

Dyson loves his big, fluffy dog bed, and he has been known to roll over on his back for a morning belly rub. He has made no attempt to get on the human bed with his foster family, even when the resident dogs pile up there. He has only ventured onto other furniture a couple of times. Dyson is super on car rides, sitting or lying in the back seat with ease. He was good for the vet and the groomer. Like many dogs, he really does not like to have his feet handled or touched. Recent fireworks were also bothersome to Dyson.

This sweet boy is extremely attached to his foster family; they have developed a trusting, loving bond. This sense of security with his humans is the magic key to Dyson's peace and happiness. He is not an overly affectionate guy. He does appreciate attention and belly rubs, but he is cautious if he is hugged or held tightly. He does, however, prefer to be near his people, even when that means being directly at their sides, leaning in to feel their physical presence!

Dyson's one issue is that he is very timid and unsure of people whom he does not yet know and trust. Something in his past has triggered this nervous and fearful reaction. He shows no aggression, only anxiety and apprehension. He is cautious about being petted or touched when he first encounters new faces, but he does warm up and relax with time. In due course, he gains enough confidence to meet these well-intentioned strangers and to seek gentle contact. Dyson's foster family is working diligently to help him overcome his shyness. They encourage new friends to entice Dyson slowly, calmly, and repeatedly with a tempting treat which he eventually takes sweetly and enjoys. The end result is a new and beautiful human/animal friendship. Dyson's Forever Family must accept, respect, and understand the fact that he requires calm, gentle, patient interactions in social settings.

Because of Dyson's insecurities, he needs to be in a Forever Home with someone there most of the time. Spending your days with Dyson will bring pleasure to you and joy to him. This incredibly cute boy is a good fellow with a huge heart, and he absolutely deserves all the wonders a fresh start can offer him. He is housetrained, neutered, current on vaccinations, and microchipped, and he is ready to meet his Forever Family!

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

Contact: Michigan Coordinator, Kim Marvin sammiebella@hotmail.com .

Posted: 6/03/17


NEWMAN
Long Grove, IL

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ESRA#:2017-228IL
Status: Adopted
Date:2017-07-17
  
Age:5 years
Gender:Male
Color:Liver & White
Weight:45 lbs
Variety:Bench
When Newman looks into your eyes, it is as if he is looking into your soul. His sweet, gentle personality will engage you right away. He has the perfect balance of energy and peacefulness, enjoying chasing a fat squirrel, then lying at your feet for hours afterward. Newman is a loyal companion, always staying close by your side day and night. His affectionate nature brings you sweet kisses in the morning, and he is always available for cuddling. This gorgeous guy is gentle and loving with children of all ages, and he has always found a friend in another dog on the street or in the home. Newman has been living with a small poodle for the last nine months, and they have become fast friends.

Newman has found ESRA after a few different homes. He started life with a family who reportedly lost their home and had to give him to a shelter. Newman was rescued from the shelter by an older man who was not strong enough to care for him, walk him, and give him the energy releases he needs during the day. Newman then found his way to a family of four (two children and two parents) who have absolutely loved having him in their household. If it weren't for their busy work and travel schedules, the family would never let him go. However, they know that it is best for Newman to be with a family that will leave home less frequently. When his new adopters do travel, they must plan to either take him along or have someone care for him in an environment where he is not in a kennel. Newman loves companionship and instantly bonds with his people, so being able to stay near them is important for him.

The ideal Forever Home for Newman will be one where at least one person is frequently home. When everyone is away for a long period, arrangements should be made to have someone available to take him for a walk or out to play. Newman will benefit from a fenced yard and lots of exercise. He loves to run, play with toys, chew on a rawhide, and play with other dogs. Newman has been very well taken care of. He is healthy and up to date on all vaccines.

If you are able to give Newman the stability, companionship, and exercise he deserves, please contact his case manager right away. This special boy just wants to be your new best friend!

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

Contact: ESRA Case Manager, Anne Solak-Tennant 708-799-7039 annesolak@yahoo.com .

Posted: 6/24/17


BOSCO
Rochester, MN

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ESRA#:2017-179MN
Status: Adopted
Date:2017-07-15
  
Age:3 years
Gender:Male
Color:L&W Tricolor
Weight:66 lbs
Variety:Field
Bosco is a typical "Springer clinger" who always wants to be close to his people. A loving boy, he adores being petted and getting attention.

Bosco has a list of things he enjoys: squeaky toys, rawhides, exercise, and swimming (especially after ducks or geese!). He is always "hunting," so bunnies, birds, and squirrels should beware. Bosco has an abundance of energy, and he really likes walks. He's strong on a leash and walks best with a gentle leader, becoming more comfortable with it the longer he walks.

This smart boy knows Sit and is learning Stay and Lie Down. He rides well in the car. Bosco is still working on recall when his name is called, but he's eager to learn and to please. The best thing his new family could do for Bosco would be to enroll him in basic obedience training. He's like a big puppy! He would benefit from a course that would challenge him and give him a training foundation.

Bosco lives with another dog in his foster home, but he wants to be the dominant dog in the household, so his ideal Forever Home would have him as the only dog. However, Bosco does play well with other dogs in a large-pack setting like a dog park.

If you're looking for a handsome Velcro boy who will reward your love with his, consider Bosco. He is ready to meet his adoring new family!

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

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

Contact: ESRA Case Managers, Ellie Starks and Rebecca Thompson springerrescuemidwest@gmail.com .

Posted: 6/13/17


BAXTER
St. Louis Park, MN

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ESRA#:2017-195MN
Status: Adopted
Date:2017-07-09
  
Age:2 years
Gender:Male
Color:Liver & White
Weight:45 lbs
Variety:Bench
Here is Baxter, a wonderful boy who seeks your attention and affection. He has great energy, and he is eager to please his foster family.

Baxter is housetrained and crate trained. He will need regular exercise, and he would benefit from obedience training courses. Baxter enjoys taking car rides, going for long walks around the neighborhood, and snoozing at your feet. His foster family thinks that he could be a great hunter because he has a natural talent for chasing squirrels, rabbits, birds, and other small critters.

This youngster is smart, and he catches on quite quickly. Although Baxter currently lives with other dogs, his Forever Home should have no other resident dogs, as he prefers not to share the attention of the family members. Baxter does fine with older, dog-savvy children.

Baxter would be a great companion if you are looking for a Springer shadow. He is ready to go for walks and take in the world with you, and of course he is always up for a good game of fetch in the backyard. He is a sweet boy who deserves a home to call his own. Please let us know if you would like to meet Baxter!

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

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

Contact: ESRA Case Managers, Ellie Starks and Rebecca Thompson springerrescuemidwest@gmail.com .

Posted: 5/26/17


PIPPA
Hamilton, OH

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ESRA#:2017-20OH
Status: Adopted
Date:2017-06-29
  
Age:16 months
Gender:Female
Color:Liver & White
Weight:35 lbs
Variety:Field
Please meet our playful girl, Pippa. This cutie came to ESRA after her family determined that she had too much energy for their lifestyle. Pippa just turned one on May 14, so she still has that fun-loving puppy in her. She loves to run and play all the time. She has a hunter's heart along with the playfulness of a kindergartener. For this reason, Pippa’s Forever Home should have a fenced yard.

This active and incredibly smart girl likes nothing more than to stretch her legs in the yard or the dog park. She'd be well suited to an active person or family who wants an outgoing and friendly companion. If you can lob a tennis ball, you'll have a friend for life. Pippa is a sporty girl who can Fetch, Sit, Drop It, and Leave It. She comes when she's called (unless she's hot on the trail of a squirrel!). Pippa is very loving, and she likes to wind down at the end of the day by being held and snuggled.

Pippa is completely housetrained. She is microchipped, spayed, and up to date on all vetting. She doesn’t have any medical issues, but she is prone to piddling when she meets someone new or when she gets too excited.

Pippa lives with two other Springers whom she dearly loves. They wrestle and play several times a day. Therefore, a playful canine brother or sister in her Forever Family would be wonderful! There are a several dogs in the neighborhood, and Pippa gets along with all of them. She doesn’t have much experience around cats. She has met the neighbor’s cat, who just stares at her. But when Pippa is outdoors, she tends to bark at any cats she sees.

Although Pippa was crate trained by her original owners, we’re hoping that she goes to a home where she doesn’t have to spend too much time crated. Pippa sleeps on the floor near her foster parents’ bed. She is content there, but of course she would be more than happy to sleep with her humans if she was invited. Pippa has a great appetite, and she likes to counter surf as many Springers do. She’s clearly not vertically challenged! Pippa loves to have chew toys. She’s still very much a puppy with a need to chew. She has not damaged anything in her foster home, but her foster parents make sure that she has plenty of appropriate things to chew.

If you love the Springer breed, you’ll love Pippa. Contact her case manager right away if you have the time and energy to devote to this very special girl.

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

Contact: ESRA Case Manager, Angie Mesarchik akmesarchik@gmail.com .

Posted: 6/03/17

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