WEST MIDWEST NORTHEAST SOUTHEAST CANADA SHELTERS

RECENTLY ADOPTED SPRINGERS
MIDWEST REGION

 

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HARRY
Cheboygan, MI

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ESRA#:2017-298OH
Status: Adopted
Date:2017-11-16
  
Age:12 months
Gender:Male
Color:Liver & White
Weight:48 lbs
Variety:Field
This beautiful boy is Harry. He was surrendered to the care of ESRA by his family because they did not have the time to devote to such a young, active Springer. What can we say about Harry? Plenty! He is a very high energy pup, and while he is charming, Harry can be a handful. When he first came to his foster home, Harry exhibited dominant behavior. However, his foster family now believes that Harry is not a truly dominant dog but rather one that was lacking guidance and leadership during his first nine months of life.

Harry really has come a long way in only four weeks at his foster home. At first, he was snapping at the other four resident canines, but now he lives in harmony with them all--most of the time! On occasion, Harry will still snap at one of them if he is protecting a toy or object. However, Harry is extremely smart and, with strong guidance, he is quickly understanding that this behavior is not tolerated. He is a puppy, so he is still learning. Initially Harry was also resource guarding toys or other objects from his foster siblings, as well as from his people. With time he is realizing, through the process of trading for a treat, that he does not have to protect possessions. His foster dad can now take things from Harry's mouth. He will, of course, continue to require firm leadership in his Forever Home.

This good-looking youngster has many great traits. He is crate trained, although he does not like his crate. He much prefers to be with his humans. Harry loves to cuddle in bed and is trustworthy during the night, so he really does not need to be crated when he sleeps. He is housetrained, is a sound sleeper, and is a phenomenal car rider. He is always keen to go bye-bye and ride shotgun! He knows the commands Sit, Lie Down, and Come.

Like most Springers, Harry is quite energetic and will require daily exercise. He does great off leash, and he will be well suited to an environment where he has the opportunity to safely run free in a secure yard or on acreage. This frisky guy is super athletic, and he is eager to run, jump, and hunt. His foster home is nestled on property in the woods, and Harry does not run away during daily hikes. He will wander off the trail with his canine siblings to hunt, but he always comes right back. Harry leaps very high and very long over objects when he is running in the woods, and he is really fast! Since Harry is sporty and smart, he would benefit from having a job such as agility work, or possibly formal hunting training.

Harry is up to date on all vaccinations, and he is neutered and microchipped. This handsome young dog is steadily working on proper manners and learning his place in the pack. Because he is intelligent, he knows when he is in the wrong. Harry is truly a good, loveable, and adorable boy. He would likely do best in a Forever Home with no children under the age of thirteen. Harry needs a lot of exercise as well as a Forever Family who will provide him with the consistent guidance, leadership, and discipline that he lacked in his previous home.

Now that Harry is living in harmony with the resident Springers, he absolutely adores roughhousing with the rest of the younger dogs. Therefore, he would also benefit from living in a Forever Home with another active, playful pooch. Contact Harry's foster mom today if you are a good match for this handsome handful and have the time and energy to work with Harry to make him the best dog that he can be.

UPDATE from Harry's foster mom, 10/12/17: This boy is becoming such a great dog! Harry just needed structure in his life. He is still a high-energy puppy who will require a lot of exercise and playtime, but Harry is a wonderful young Springer. He now sits for treats and waits for his dinner without being told, and he takes treats gently.

We knew that Harry was athletic because of the way he springs and leaps on hikes, but we discovered when we took him to the lake several times this week that he is a natural and extremely strong swimmer. Harry would let you throw a stick into the water for him to fetch all day! He is like a little motor boat, and he loves to retrieve. Harry gladly gives his stick back to you so that you will throw it again. He is very smart and learns quickly. Harry is keenly alert on hikes, and when he runs ahead he sits and waits for his people to catch up. He would truly make a fabulous bird dog. Harry also loves to play with other dogs, so he would do really well in a Forever Home with a canine sibling.

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

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

Posted: 9/25/17


BUDDY
Ortonville, MI

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ESRA#:2017-358MI
Status: Adopted
Date:2017-11-13
  
Age:2 years
Gender:Male
Color:Liver & White
Weight:38 lbs
Variety:Field
Here is a video of Buddy comforting himself with his beloved blanket.
This super sweet boy is Buddy. He is so calm and composed, and as you can see, he's incredibly handsome. His foster mom describes Buddy as just the best dog ever! Admiring his very pretty coloring, her friend called Buddy "gingerbread." He is a beautiful Springer who amazes, inspires, and delights his foster family each and every day.

Gentle and polite Buddy was a stray before he lived with his previous owners, who eventually surrendered him to ESRA. Looking at his newly cleaned pearly whites and his expressive golden eyes, the vet estimates that Buddy is over one year old. Buddy has never marked or had an accident in the house or the car, even before he was recently neutered. He is such a good pup!

Buddy came to his foster home knowing the commands Sit, Stay, Down, Come, Crate, and Heel. This mannerly fellow is eager to please. Buddy is so smart; he wants you to give him a command so that he can show off how intelligent he is! Buddy will require a yard securely fenced with materials such as wood or chain link so that he can explore and play in safety.

Buddy loves going with other neighborhood dogs for lengthy leash walks every day, and his foster mom bikes with him daily as well. He seldom barks and is welcoming to any person or canine. There are no cats in Buddy's foster home, but he is much too interested in the felines he sees running outside during his walks, so he will need a Forever Home without cats. His former owner stated that Buddy was quilled by a porcupine, and this is backed up by his vet records.

The owner of the boarding kennel where Buddy stayed for a while was crazy about him and could not believe that he was then intact, because Buddy did not bark, growl, or start anything with the other dogs. His groomer also loved him and had him out with her while she did chores. They both thought that Buddy was one in a million and was a definite keeper. His foster family could not agree more! They are purely smitten with him.

This well behaved, joyful soul does not get on furniture unless you invite him up. Buddy rides quietly in the backseat of the car. He does not beg, countersurf, explore garbage, run through doors, or chew anything, ever. Buddy also nicely waits his turn for treats. At doggy bedtime at his foster home Buddy loves to hear "time for bed." He gets into his crate just before his foster brother does and waits for the door to be closed. This little prince also enjoys his new nightly tooth-brushing routine, and there are no areas on his body that cannot be touched by his people. He craves any physical attention, but he is not jealous or protective of anything. He shares with other dogs the affection of humans as well as food.

Buddy also shares his beloved blanket even though it is quite special to him. Buddy's Forever Family must accept that Buddy needs his blanket and that he must be allowed to keep it. His foster mom recounts that she thought it was the oddest thing when his previous owners said, "Oh yeah, I almost forgot his blanket. We gave it to him when we had to bring him in last winter when the radio said to bring in your pets because it was below zero. It keeps him settled." They were right. Buddy actually kneads his blanket in a self-soothing motion. The vet said he wished that more dogs knew to suck on a blanket instead of tearing a house apart or chewing/licking holes in their legs, etc. Buddy's precious blanket is kept in his crate. He takes it out when he wants it, and he does not care if the other dogs sniff him and his blanket. His blind foster brother has tripped over and fallen on it, and he will lie close to Buddy when Buddy needs to have his blanket nearby. Anyone can take anything away from him, even the blanket, but his foster family respectfully lets him keep it. In fact, they sometimes call him Linus--sweet, smart, quiet, and blanket loving.

If this story melts your heart and you think that Buddy (and his blanket) would be perfect for you, contact his foster mom today!

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

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

Posted: 10/26/17


GRACIE
Breckenridge, MI

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ESRA#:2017-335MI
Status: Adopted
Date:2017-10-25
  
Age:7 years
Gender:Female
Color:Black & White
Weight:46 lbs
Variety:Field
Gorgeous Gracie is an awesome little girl! She lives to please her people and is starving for all the attention she can get. She is definitely a typical Velcro Springer who loves to be petted and adored. Gracie went through a great deal of turmoil in the weeks before arriving in our care. Her original family had surrendered her to a rescue facility where she was constantly crated, which made her scared and stressed. But this beauty has now settled in at her loving ESRA foster home, where she has won the hearts of her foster parents. They are dedicated to helping Gracie find her perfect Forever Home.

This lovely lady gets along fine with the two resident senior-aged Springers. She is not a dominant personality, but she rather follows the lead of her furry peers. Gracie plays and roughhouses with her foster brother several times a day. This amiable girl would do well either as an only dog or with another dog in her Forever Home. Gracie also lives with an older cat that she was uneasy with at first. Now that she is more comfortable with her feline friend, we consider her successfully cat tested, a bit curious but not aggressive. This pretty pooch would be best in a Forever Home without young children, but she would be good with teenagers who understand how to respect and behave around dogs.

Gracie is more active than her canine siblings and will get into trouble if she is bored. Her foster family fills a tennis ball with food, which occupies and entertains her. They also crate her at night and when they are away from home so that she does not get into anything inappropriate. (Curious Gracie is, unsurprisingly, known to countersurf.) While her Springer housemates frequently lounge on one of several dog beds or the sofa, Gracie stays on the floor. She is also a good security system, letting you know if she hears anything.

Some girls just want to have fun, and Gracie fits that description! She requires gentle but firm direction when she gets too carried away and needs to settle down. Gracie does know the command Sit, but she would definitely benefit from obedience classes along with consistent guidance from her Forever Family.

Gracie's foster family has a fenced yard and recommends that her Forever Home have one, too. She is finally getting to the point where she will go into the yard with the other dogs. Prior to this milestone, her foster family had to walk outside with her. Otherwise Grace would not go out. Her off-leash manners and boundaries are untested at this time.

Sweet Gracie loves to go for car rides and recently had a fun outing to the doggie spa where she received a sporty, short haircut. The groomer said that although Gracie did not much like having her back feet trimmed, she was well behaved. The groomer was also highly impressed by Gracie's shining personality and said that she thinks this girl will be an awesome addition to some lucky family.

Because she truly wants and needs lots and lots of attention, Gracie would thrive in a Forever Family with someone at home most of the time. Her foster mom emphasizes that Gracie's adopters must have tremendous patience in working with this sweet girl, who is anxious in new situations. Gracie needs a lot of space and reassurance with first encounters as she gains trust and confidence. This darling Springer is oozing with cuteness and is looking for her best match. Are you the special soulmate she is seeking? If you think so, contact Gracie's foster mom today!

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

Contact: Kathy Wardell kmax32@juno.com .

Posted: 10/05/17


ARCHIE
Wausau, WI

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ESRA#:2017-57WI
Status: Adopted
Date:2017-10-24
  
Age:10 years
Gender:Male
Color:Liver & White
Weight:56 lbs
Variety:Field

Thinking about bringing Archie or another wonderful Senior Springer into your family? Read why rescuing Senior Springers is a top priority for ESRA.
Meet sweet Archie! This happy old man is a joy to his foster mom and dad, as well as to his canine foster sister. When Archie was taken to a shelter, he needed medical attention to his eye and toe. His toe had to be amputated, but that doesn't slow this guy down! He LOVES to play catch, and the extra exercise is helping build up his muscles again.

Archie didn't have a great start, but his future is looking much brighter now that he has ESRA'S help. Archie does have dry eye syndrome, so he has drops and salve that need to be put into his eyes twice a day, but this guy takes to the routine like a real trouper. He gets a nice treat for sitting so still for his foster mom.

Since moving in with his foster family, Archie has had a haircut. He now gets lots of treats and loads of cuddles. He aims to please, and he just wants a nice comfy home where he can live out his days.

Archie would fit into any environment. He is perfectly content to be the only dog or to live with others. He has gone to doggy daycare, where gets along fine with the other dogs. He actually just follows his own tune and ignores a lot of the craziness at the daycare center. It is unknown how he would be with cats, but with his quiet demeanor, his foster mom doesn't see an issue. Archie also doesn't jump up on furniture, but if you did want him on the couch with you, we're sure he could be persuaded!

If you're looking for a mellow dog who just wants to lie at your feet or follow you from room to room because he loves you, then Archie is the one for you. This sweet guy will bring affection and happiness to his Forever Family. If you think that family might be yours, contact his foster mom at the e-mail address below. You'll be glad you did!

State of Wisconsin licensed and inspected: 402322-DS

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

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

Posted: 3/17/17


AJ
Chisago City, MN

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ESRA#:2016-479MN
Status: Adopted
Date:2017-10-22
  
Age:8 years
Gender:Male
Color:Liver & White
Weight:64 lbs
Variety:Bench
AJ is a handsome boy who thrives on being petted and loved. He loves to snuggle on the couch, and he gives Springer kisses in the most affectionate way!

There is a lot to love about AJ. In addition to being cuddly, he is energetic. He loves playing fetch and going for walks. Although he takes one medication for allergies and one for mild neuropathy in his back legs, neither issue slows AJ down. He is healthy and excited to meet his Forever Family.

This smart, well-trained guy lets you know when he needs to go outside, and he will go to his kennel and lie down on command. AJ keeps his foster family smiling, especially when he does silly things like drinking water from the bathtub!

AJ lives with other dogs and cats. He has shown some interest in the cats, but he does not chase them. Because he enjoys being the center of attention, AJ might do best as the only dog in his Forever Home.

This easy keeper is ready to be showered with love and attention, and he will make some lucky family a wonderful companion. If you think that family might be yours, please contact his case managers at the e-mail address below to learn more about AJ.

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 AJ.

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

Posted: 11/28/16


VICTORY
Arnold, NE

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ESRA#:2017-251NE
Status: Adopted
Date:2017-10-22
  
Age:4 years
Gender:Male
Color:Black & White
Weight:42 lbs
Variety:Field
From Vic's foster mom: Victory escaped torment and exploded into freedom with the help of ESRA. Vic had lived for years on a short chain outside. He was finally turned in to a shelter with the description "not good with other dogs, cats, or kids," but this assessment turned out to be so wrong. When he came to the shelter, Vic was thin and covered with feces. The good people at the shelter cleaned him up and provided basic medical care. They thought enough of him to release him into rescue when he was ready. What a great day that was!

Vic has been like a new puppy at our home. He literally knew nothing about living indoors, but he is very smart, so he quickly caught on. Victory is just about housetrained, and he has learned to use a doggy door. He also knows the command Off. We just about wore out that phrase in his first week with us! He has true springs in his legs, and he thought that it was okay to jump up on anything: up on the counters, into the sink, onto the table--you get the idea. Vic now sits and waits for his meals, and he takes treats gently from you. He comes when he is called. He fetches, and ninety-nine percent of the time he will bring the object back to you. He rides well in a car. Vic is pretty good on the leash, and he is invisible-fence trained. He is great with other dogs, and he is currently living with three other males and one female. He has also been very good with the children that have visited us. His personality was hidden behind that chain. He is SWEET!

Victory adores the couch throws and pillows. Darned if they don’t explode when he grabs and bites them! We have to keep reminding ourselves to pick them up if we leave him in the room by himself. Vic is very proud of his search-and-destroy efforts. He will drag his conquests to his dog bed and add them to his other found objects, the toys that other dogs lost outside months ago.

This boy is a snuggler. He adores being right by you and will melt when you pet him. He also loves being in the field chasing birds. At first, he only ran in circles because that was all he knew, but now he ventures out and works the ground. He has a high prey drive and the desire to please, so he would be a great hunting companion with the right training.

This smart little guy would do well with some basic obedience training, and he could end up being the star of the class! Training classes should use positive reinforcement and will require the owner to participate.

To learn more about this smart little firecracker filled with love and energy, please contact us at the e-mail address below.

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

Contact: Julie and Clay Mohr mohr4you@gpcom.net .

Posted: 9/04/17


JAKE
Cheboygan, MI

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ESRA#:2017-351MI
Status: Adopted
Date:2017-10-22
  
Age:6 years
Gender:Male
Color:Liver & White
Weight:50 lbs
Variety:Bench
Handsome Jake was surrendered by his family because they could no longer take care of him. Luckily for Jake, he ended up in ESRA's care. This guy is a very sweet, mellow fellow who loves to be with his people. He is a typical Velcro Springer who follows his foster dad or mom everywhere. Jake is an easy boy to have around, and he has a wonderful disposition. He is low key most of the time, calm and passive. Jake does not have an aggressive bone in his body; he simply wants to be loved. This happy lad would make a great companion dog.

Jake will let his foster parents do anything to him, such as clean his ears or give him a bath. He is housetrained, is a sound sleeper, and is a wonderful car rider. He loves to go bye-bye and ride shotgun with his canine buddy. Jake has no issues that need work. He sleeps on a dog bed on the floor but will on occasion get up on the couch. His foster canine siblings are allowed on furniture, so fair is fair!

This charmer has impeccable manners in the house; he does not chew things or get into any mischief when he is left alone with the other dogs. Jake would always prefer to go with his foster family, but when he is told No, he will stay in the house and go lie down. At the shelter where he was dropped off by his previous family, he was very stressed inside his kennel. We are not sure if he is crate trained, but he truly does not require one.

Jake knows the commands Sit, Shake, Other Paw, and Down. He can be vocal, making low noises when he wants attention. When you talk to him, he cocks his head to listen intently. Jake gets along with all the dogs and people that he meets. He does not guard his food or other objects. He would do well in a Forever Home with children as well as other dogs. He would also be fine as an only dog. Jake is a loyal boy who would not run away, because giving and receiving his humans' love is what it's all about for him.

Although Jake is currently living with four other canines and does fine with them all, he tends to be submissive. When another dog growls at him, he will walk away, but he is not timid or afraid of them. Jake is low key most of the time, but he will roughhouse for long periods of time with Harry, the youngest dog in his foster home, and he will initiate play as often as Harry does. These two boys are now great friends!

Being a typical Springer, Jake will require daily exercise. He would do well in a Forever Home where he is either leash walked or allowed to be off lead. He is not fieldy, and he does not display a prey drive. Jake's foster home is situated on wooded acres, and he does not wander off the trail with the rest of the pack during daily hikes. He stays right on the path, not far from his foster parents.

Jake is up to date on all vaccinations, and he has been neutered and microchipped. He is eager and ready to find his Forever Home. Get in touch with Jake's foster mom today for more details about this wonderful boy.

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

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

Posted: 9/26/17


CHESTER
Inver Grove Heights, MN

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ESRA#:2017-342IA
Status: Adopted
Date:2017-10-17
  
Age:6 years
Gender:Male
Color:Liver & White
Weight:42 lbs
Variety:Field
Chester is a sweet boy who came to ESRA when his owner died, leaving him and his two canine companions without a home. Chester had spent much of his life outside on a tie-out, but now his foster family is helping him get accustomed to the comfort and freedom that comes with living inside and roaming free in fenced yard.

As a true Springer, Chester loves to follow his people around. He also enjoys hanging out in a soft place in the yard. He is still learning about stairs and how to walk on a leash, but he is eager to learn and to please.

Because Chester lived with other dogs and is now doing great with his canine foster siblings, he would be fine with a canine companion in his new Forever Home. Fast movements scare Chester, and he will crouch when he is scared, so he may do best in a home where any children are ten or older.

Chester is working on housetraining, and until he masters it, he goes into his crate with the simple "Kennel" command. Because he is food motivated, he is easy to train.

This happy, freckle-faced boy is ready for his next chapter, and he is eager to find a Forever Family to love. If you'd like to learn more about our handsome Chester, please contact his case managers at the e-mail address below.

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

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

Posted: 9/27/17


AVILA
Clarklake, MI

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ESRA#:2017-264MI2017-263MI
Status: AdoptedAdopted
Date:2017-10-112017-10-11
   
Age:4 years4 years
Gender:MaleMale
Color:Liver & WhiteLiver & White
Weight:56 lbs53
Variety:BenchBench
Read about bonded pairs and the benefits of adopting these special best friends.
These gorgeous young Springers are Avila and Adidas, inseparable brothers who are super sweet, loyal, and loving. They are being surrendered to ESRA because their current owners will soon be moving into an apartment, and they want the boys to find a Forever Home with a yard to play in and plenty of room to roam around.

Avila is the more laidback and mellow guy. He is an expert cuddler, and he snuggles right in close to get comfy. He is not a kissy boy, but he does nestle his head into your shoulder to express his affection. Avila sleeps on his people's bed, and he prefers to lounge on furniture rather than on the floor. He does have a prey drive, and he is thrilled to chase after birds. Avila can swim, but he rather prefers just getting his paws wet. He plays with balls inside and outdoors, where he lies in the shade until he is ready to bring the ball back for another toss. Avila loves to howl in unison with his humans, which is hysterical to witness. His eating manners are nice, other than some random instances of countersurfing!

Adidas is more timid and can be somewhat anxious. He will cuddle a little bit, but he rather just wants to be by your side, touching you. This fellow sometimes sleeps on the people bed, although he gets hot quickly and generally prefers the floor. He loves chasing after and catching a Frisbee, and he will play with balls, too. Adidas does not like squeaky toys, chewing on them only long enough to remove the squeaker and then losing interest. He is most fond of playing fetch and retrieve non-stop until his humans end the game! Adidas needs somewhat more mental and physical stimulation than his brother does, though he wants to please his people and make them proud of him. Adidas is a water dog, swimming and fetching toys to his heart's content. He has polite eating manners and exhibits no inappropriate behavior.

Adidas and Avila are typical Velcro Springers, truly attached to their humans. They most prefer the company of their people, and they would definitely be happiest having someone at home most of the time with them. These two are crate trained and also have impeccable house manners, although they can be a vocal duo when they are left home alone!

These fun, active boys like to wrestle with each other, and they can easily shred plush toys in minutes. They are great with commands, and they know Sit, Lie Down, Stay, and Sit Pretty. Avila has almost mastered High Five! Both are housetrained, neutered, current on vaccinations and preventatives, and microchipped.

Both are becoming more accustomed to car rides, but they are still nervous with the vet and the groomer. Because Avila and Adidas together want to be the center of attention, we recommend a Forever Home with no other pets to steal their spotlight. And due to their extremely friendly greeting habits and occasional jumping up, a Forever Family with no small children will be best.

Avila and Adidas have lacked socialization and training in their formative years, but they are intelligent, energetic, and eager to please with direction and guidance. These two have tremendous potential and will benefit from consistent, loving leadership provided by a dog-savvy Forever Family that is willing and able to devote the time and patience necessary to educate and exercise them. Adidas and Avila will appreciate daily walks, during which they can work on their leash skills and bond with their humans. A fenced yard would be a huge bonus so they could explore freely and safely.

This adorable bonded pair will be the perfect addition to some fortunate Forever Family. With their amazing personalities, beautiful looks, and abundant devotion, these brothers will melt hearts and warm souls. Contact our state coordinator today to inquire further!

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

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

Posted: 7/31/17


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:10 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

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