WEST MIDWEST NORTHEAST SOUTHEAST CANADA SHELTERS

RECENTLY ADOPTED SPRINGERS
MIDWEST REGION

 

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MANNY
Wausau, WI

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Manny (left) cuddles with a buddy.

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Manny takes a break.

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Manny loves to snuggle.

ESRA#:2016-574MN
Status: Adopted
Date:2017-05-24
  
Age:11 years
Gender:Male
Color:Liver & White
Weight:40 lbs
Variety:Bench

When Manny came into our care, he qualified to become a member of our Extreme Makeover program. Click here to read about how ESRA made him look and feel so much better!
Manny is a sweet boy. Although he was found as a neglected stray, Manny transformed into our adorable senior prince! He is a super-loving Springer who shows his foster family his affection daily.  Manny loves his pets and scratches. He loves attention from anyone!

Looking for an addition to your pack? Manny enjoys the resident dog and spends hours snuggling with him. He gets along great with other dogs and has no trouble making friends with everyone. Manny sleeps on his dog bed next to his foster mom’s bed. He doesn’t care to get on furniture but would rather sit next to you. Manny is crate trained.

Manny feels like a million bucks!  This handsome senior was recently neutered, had several bumps removed and his teeth polished. Manny is mostly deaf but can hear loud and high-pitched noises, including loud whistles, hand clapping or clatter. 

Manny is looking for a Forever Home to give him the love and attention he deserves (and likely missed out on for most of his life). He has great energy and enjoys the occasional run around outside, romp at the dog park or walk around the neighborhood.  Manny likes to explore and smell everything. Due to his partial hearing loss and exploration talents, his Forever Home should have a fenced yard or should be located in a remote area.

Could you be the Forever Family Manny is patiently waiting for? Are you looking for a loyal and loving companion? 

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 Manny.

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

Posted: 3/19/17


PENNY
Inver Grove Heights, MN

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Penny looks so much better now . . .

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. . . than when she first came to ESRA!

ESRA#:2017-104IA
Status: Adopted
Date:2017-05-20
  
Age:8 years
Gender:Female
Color:Black & White
Weight:64 lbs
Variety:Mix
Sweet Penny was found in a kennel in a roadside ditch, from which she was rescued by a good samaritan. ESRA welcomed her and found that she has hypothyroidism, which has caused her to become overweight. Blood tests revealed that Penny is very healthy despite the extra weight. Thyroid regulation medication costs only about fifteen dollars a month, and she will likely stay on this medicine for the rest of her life to regulate her weight.

When Penny came into our program, she weighed almost eighty pounds, but she has dropped sixteen of those pounds already. Her energy has improved, and she's getting her girlish figure back. Penny has more weight to lose to get to her goal weight of about forty, and her foster family is working diligently to help her. She loves to sit in a doggie bed all day, but she does need someone to walk her in order to help her shape up. She is very easy to walk, and she rarely pulls.

Penny is likely a Springer/border collie mix, but she has the sweet disposition that is known in the Springer breed. Because she doesn't like the fast action that young kids can present, Penny would do great in a home with children aged twelve and up or in an all-adult household. She is great with other dogs, and she goes to the door to signal when she has to go potty.

This easy keeper is looking forward to finding a Forever Family that she can love. If you think that might be your family, please contact her 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 Penny.

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

Posted: 4/23/17


COREY
Dassel, MN

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ESRA#:2017-88MN
Status: Adopted
Date:2017-05-09
  
Age:11 years
Gender:Female
Color:Liver & White
Weight:55 lbs
Variety:Bench

Thinking about bringing Corey or another wonderful Senior Springer into your family? Read why rescuing Senior Springers is a top priority for ESRA.
Corey is a total lover. This sweetheart is a gentle Velcro Springer. Corey will follow you around all day, and she is content to lie by your feet. The vet has suggested that she shed a few pounds in order to regain her shape and vigor. Once the pounds have come off, Corey’s hind legs will continue to get stronger. She has a zest for life!

Corey gets along great with other dogs. She enjoys following and hanging out with the resident dogs in her foster home. Corey behaves herself while her foster family is away, and she has earned free rein in the house. Corey is housetrained and has great inside manners.

In addition to enjoying car rides, Corey likes to go for long walks. She can't get enough of walking along the shore of the lake! She has great recall and will come when called. Corey knows many commands, and most of all she aims to please her people.

If you are searching for a sweet, loving, and gentle Springer, Corey is the one for you. She has a great disposition and will be a truly wonderful member of her Forever Family. This fine lady deserves the best!

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 Corey.

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

Posted: 3/27/17


RUBY
Rochester, MN

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Ruby is a good backseat driver!

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ESRA#:2017-74ND
Status: Adopted
Date:2017-05-08
  
Age:2 years
Gender:Female
Color:Liver & White
Weight:67 lbs
Variety:Bench
Ruby is definitely a gem. This big, goofy girl is young but fairly mellow for her age. She loves belly rubs and giving kisses. She knows basic commands, and she enjoys running to fetch a ball. She's even good at releasing the ball so you can throw it again.

Ruby is housetrained and has free rein of the house when her foster family is away. She lives with a canine foster brother, and she does well with both the dog and the twelve-year-old human boy in the home. Ruby walks well on a leash and has good recall when she is off leash. She is food motivated and takes treats gently. Outside, Ruby is prey driven and likes to chase squirrels and rabbits. She has also shown that she would chase cats if given the chance, so her adoptive home should be cat free.

We suspect that Ruby may be mixed with another breed, but as her foster dad says, "She is such a good-looking dog, so whatever she is mixed with blended well with Springers. She does have a big head, but aside from the larger head and overall size, she is all Springer. She has been an easy keeper, with no accidents, chewing, or counter surfing. The previous owner did an awfully good job training her."

This young, sweet girl is looking for just the right Forever Family to love. If you think that might be your family, please contact her case managers right away.

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 Ruby.

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

Posted: 4/19/17


BAXTER
New Berlin, WI

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ESRA#:2016-407OH
Status: Adopted
Date:2017-05-06
  
Age:4 years
Gender:Male
Color:Liver & White
Weight:42 lbs
Variety:Bench
Baxter is a sweet and gentle Springer who really enjoys being active with his foster family. He loves to be involved in whatever is happening in the home. Baxter also enjoys taking a nap right next to his people. His foster family describes him as a very respectable and obedient boy.

While Baxter loves all attention, he tends to be more comfortable around women, although he did come to love his foster dad after a bit of time had passed. Baxter has a special way of connecting with his people and taking his place in their hearts once he has become comfortable. Any children in his Forever Home should be at least thirteen years old. The perfect environment for Baxter would be one in which he will be the only dog. Although he gets along fine with the resident dog in his foster home, Baxter really deserves to be "the king of the castle."

Baxter has had free rein of the house since his first day in foster care. He is very respectful of the rules, and he behaves himself while his foster parents are away, although he is always very excited to see his foster family when they return! Baxter is reliably housetrained. He prefers to sleep in the humans' bed, but he is content sleeping on the couch.

His foster family recommends a calm and patient family for Baxter. It takes some time to gain his trust, but once he feels secure with you, he is a real sweetheart. Baxter shows an excellent balance of independence and the desire to be with his family. Are you looking for a lovely boy to cuddle and pet? This special guy could be your next loyal companion!

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: Coordinator, Marie Heinking kcmcheinking@frontier.com .

Posted: 12/19/16


TUCKER
Peotone, IL

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ESRA#:2016-82IL
Status: Adopted
Date:2017-04-23
  
Age:1 years
Gender:Male
Color:Liver & White
Weight:41 lbs
Variety:Field
Tucker is a very sweet, smart boy who has an endless amount of energy and a big personality. He came into ESRA's care from a high-kill shelter. Tucker was picked up as a stray, and his owner never claimed him. Tucker has been brought up to date on all his vetting, and he is now a healthy, happy boy who is just bursting with enthusiasm for life!

When our wonderful volunteers first picked Tucker up, they knew he would need a little extra help. Tucker had not been in a car before, and he needed assistance to get in because he didn't know what to do. He pulled hard when he was on leash, and the extent of his training seemed to be that he could sit (more or less). Tucker was just a big puppy, chewy and licky,who loved attention and thought everything was a toy for him. After his initial vet exam, he grabbed the vet's fur boots, the potted plants in the waiting room, and a lady's purse. Needless to say, Tucker's lack of training and experience, combined with his high energy and exuberance, made him a handful. We have been most fortunate to have a professional dog trainer as a foster mom for Tucker. She has been working with him for some months, and she feels that he is now ready to find his new home.

Here is what Tucker's foster mom says: Tucker is now very well versed in most basic obedience commands. He attends obedience and agility classes weekly. He has been introduced to agility equipment, and he shows quite an aptitude for the sport. Although Tucker has not been introduced to toddlers, he is very good with children over seven years of age. Several children have even worked him in his obedience class. Tucker's housetraining has improved in the months he has been here. He is crate trained, and he likes his crate. Because of his activity level, Tucker sometimes consumes large quantities of water. At these times he needs to be let out more frequently.

Tucker gets along well with other dogs, almost too well. When he is paired with another dog that also enjoys play, things tend to get a little rowdy and out of control. It's like having two frat boys in the house! For this reason, we think that Tucker would do best as an only dog or paired with a mature dog who knows how to set boundaries. He cannot be left alone for eight hours without human companionship.

We also think that because of Tucker's activity level, he would do best with an owner who has an active lifestyle, such as someone who is a runner or who would like to get involved in a dog sport. Tucker would excel in such things as agility, nose work, or dock diving. He also loves to play fetch and tug, and he enjoys chasing butterflies, bugs, and birds. He is also known to be a caterpillar killer. He is all right with cats, but he will chase them if given the chance. Tucker needs a large fenced yard with plenty of room to run and explore.

If you are looking for a companion to enjoy the outdoors with you, to share adventures, and to cuddle with you at the end of an active day, Tucker is your guy! This exceptional Springer needs an exceptional family who will make sure that he gets sufficient exercise and the continued training he needs to thrive. If you are the special family that will appreciate Tucker's exuberance and all things Springer, we would love to tell you more about him.

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

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

Posted: 10/01/16


SYDNEY
Chicago, IL

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ESRA#:2017-106IL
Status: Adopted
Date:2017-04-23
  
Age:9 months
Gender:Female
Color:Liver & White
Weight:36 lbs
Variety:Field
Sydney is a sparkling little sprite with an effervescent personality.  Alert, smart, and energetic, she is very eager to please. Sydney has always been well taken care of, and she shows the benefits of her good start in life. She is healthy, up to date on all shots, spayed, and housetrained.

She is a charmer (just look at that tongue!) who loves people and is good with other dogs and children. Her original owner lived in an apartment, and over the months as Sydney grew, it became increasingly clear that she really needed to run and was becoming  too exuberant for her small space. Out of love, her owner made the difficult decision to find her a new home, one where she will not be confined but will have room to exercise in the safe environment of a fenced yard.

Here is a note from Sydney's foster mom:

Sydney really is a sweet gem of a pup. She sleeps well in a crate, is not food aggressive, and has a good amount of independence. She has had basic training and just needs to keep practicing her commands, manners, and obedience skills.

She loves chewing her toys, cuddling with you, and playing with the two resident Springers. Sydney's original owner let her roam free in the kitchen when she was left home alone, and the owner said that Sydney can be trusted so long as she has her chew toys. A word of caution: since she is young, curious, and still learning, Sydney may mistake your shoes for her toys.

Just like any young dog, Sydney needs to run and play to balance her puppy energy. Trusting and friendly, she loves to explore, while all the while keeping an eye on what you are doing. I think she will be happy living either as the only dog in her Forever Home or with other dogs. Sydney is the perfect companion for a family who wants a young, active pup and who will be dedicated to continuing her good care and training.


If you can offer the time, commitment, and love that Sydney needs to grow and flourish, please contact her case manager right away. This little girl won't be available for long!

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

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

Posted: 3/30/17


MAX
Chardon, OH

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ESRA#:2017-49OH
Status: Adopted
Date:2017-04-20
  
Age:3 years
Gender:Male
Color:Black & White
Weight:75 lbs
Variety:Bench
Hi, friends! My name is Max, and I came to ESRA after my dad passed away and I became too much for my mom to care for on her own. She loves me very much, but she realized that I needed more exercise and attention than she could provide. Because I have spent the last few years without a lot of physical activity, I’m carrying some extra weight around with me. When I came to ESRA, I weighed nearly eighty-five pounds, but my foster mom has made sure that I have daily walks and playtime outside. She has also been watching my diet, so now I’m down to seventy-five pounds. My weight loss is still a work in progress, but I feel better with each pound I lose!

I am up to date on all of my vetting. I'm neutered, heartworm negative, and current on all of my vaccinations through July. I’ve also been microchipped. I am housetrained, and I ask to go outside to potty. I’m crate trained, and I ride well in the car. My foster home has a resident Springer and a cat. I lived with a cat before, so I’m okay with the cat here. My Springer foster brother is pretty high energy, and he tries and tries to get me to play, but I haven’t taken him up on his invitation to play yet because I’m a little unsure about that wrestling and chasing stuff.

My foster mom says that I am generally polite and sweet, but that sometimes I’m a little overzealous in seeking attention. And of course, I like to be in the room where my people are, just as all Springers do. While I love people, it would be best for me to be in a home without really young children. I would be fine with kids age twelve or older, though.

I am good on a leash once I settle into the walk, but I could use some basic obedience and manners lessons. My foster mom has been working with me, but I will need my Forever Family to continue my training. Right now I will Sit, but I need some work on Stay, Down, and Off, as well as on my recall. I am not a runner, but I should be on a leash or in a contained area as I tend to wander if I get a scent of something. My foster mom makes me sit and wait to eat because otherwise I will bark and smack her with my paw. What can I say? I love food!  

I am not afraid of storms or thunder, although I do get a little anxious when someone leaves the house. But after a little whimpering, I settle down in my crate. I don’t get so worked up or anxious that I would tear things up, cry, or carry on.

So now that you’ve read all about me, do you think that we’re a good match? If so, please get in touch with my foster mom at the e-mail address below.

Hugs and kisses,
Max


From Max’s foster mom: Max has some anxiety at the groomer's salon, as well as at the vet's office if he is getting a shot or having blood taken. Therefore, his Forever Family should make sure that the groomer and the doctor are prepared. Max does not like his feet touched.

Sweet Max also needs some work on impulse control/resource hoarding. We like to say that he helps with laundry and helps keep the house picked up, but he will take any opportunity to eat items such as socks, undergarments, and other small objects. He will also attempt to guard these precious resources if he does not want to give them up. He does respond well to rewards, and he will drop the forbidden item if a treat is offered.  

We are working on those issues as well as on his manners while he is with us. He does stay in the crate while we are at work. At night, he sleeps in a contained but open area in the bedroom so that he does not have to be in the crate, and he doesn't mind this arrangement. Max would prefer sleeping on the human bed if he were allowed to do so.

Max would do best in a home where he gets lots of attention, enough exercise (whether it is a casual walk or some ball time), and the right diet to keep his weight under control. This affectionate boy needs love, consistency, and guidance to help him be the best dog that he can be. So if you have room in your heart and your home for Max, please contact us.

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

Contact: Mary Pat Martin cmprun629@gmail.com .

Posted: 3/16/17


LADY
Parma, OH

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ESRA#:2016-420OH
Status: Adopted
Date:2017-04-20
  
Age:11 years
Gender:Female
Color:Liver & White
Weight:40 lbs
Variety:Bench

Thinking about bringing Lady or another wonderful Senior Springer into your family? Read why rescuing Senior Springers is a top priority for ESRA.
Please meet our beautiful Lady. This special girl came to ESRA late last summer when her human dad was ill and could no longer take care of her.  

Lady was in need of some basic vetting and lots of TLC when she came into our care. Not only was she confused about this big change in her life, but she was also overweight and her coat was dry and patchy. Lady’s vaccinations and heartworm test were brought up to date, and she was microchipped. Her wonderful foster dad has spent the past several months working to get Lady healthy and feeling better. After some testing, we learned that she had a mild thyroid issue—hence the weight and coat problems she came to ESRA with. But with medications, a good diet, and some grooming, Lady has made a wonderful transformation.  

Our girl loves her foster dad, and she gets along with the two resident dogs in the home. Lady likes to sleep on Dad’s lap, but she will also share the sofa for a nap with her foster siblings. She is housetrained, and she rides well in the car. Lady’s foster dad reports that she has learned to enjoy meeting new people when they are out and about.

Lady is looking for a Forever Family to love and pamper her. She has lots of life left to live and much love to give. So if you think the lovely Lady is the one for you, please contact her case manager at the e-mail address below. You'll be glad you did!

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

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

Posted: 2/14/17


JAKE
Zimmerman, MN

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ESRA#:2016-491IA
Status: Adopted
Date:2017-04-20
  
Age:1 years
Gender:Male
Color:L&W Tricolor
Weight:35 lbs
Variety:Bench
Meet the sweet and loving Jake. He lives and loves life to the fullest.  Jake is a people pleaser. He loves to be around people, and if he can sneak his way into your lap, he will do so. You can tell when Jake is really comfortable because he lies on his back with his paws in the air. 

Jake came to his foster family still learning how to be a proper puppy. The foster family has attended puppy training classes with him. Jake learned how to Sit, Shake, Lie Down, Stay, Roll Over -- and he even learned that when you do "bang" with your fingers, he rolls overs and plays dead. His Forever Family should continue with his obedience training. It is a great bonding opportunity! Jake is very treat driven. Most everything he has learned (including yard boundaries) has been with hot dogs and positive training.

Want to be his best friend? Throw a ball! Jake enjoys fetching/chasing balls. He is learning to drop them--part of his growing and learning phase! Jake also enjoys his walks around the neighborhood. His leash manners are improving with every walk. 

Although Jake will tolerate other dogs for a short period of time, he will need to be the only dog in the house. His lack of structure and socializing before coming into rescue has made it a challenge to live with other dogs. For everyone’s happiness, Jake should be the only resident dog in his Forever Home. 

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

Are you looking for a dog to snuggle with you on the couch, in the bed, or under the blankets? Do you enjoy a sweet Springer lying in a little ball waiting for your attention? Are you a homebody that wants to bond with a sweet boy? Then Jake is your Velcro Springer!

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 Jake.

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

Posted: 3/19/17


OLAF
Fort Wayne, IN

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ESRA#:2016-609IN
Status: Adopted
Date:2017-04-02
  
Age:8 years
Gender:Male
Color:Black & White
Weight:30 lbs
Variety:Mix
We are pleased to introduce Olaf. Just look at that sweet face! Our ESRA volunteer heard about Olaf after someone dropped him off in the night box of a shelter to be put down. He was obese and had a "hot spot" skin irritation, but as soon as the volunteer saw him, she knew that Olaf was a very special boy and well worth saving.

After having received a complete vetting, a nutritious diet, and lots of TLC from his foster mom, Olaf is doing just great. He is healthy, has no known medical issues, and has plenty of energy to enjoy life. He loves to meet new people and likes to be with kids. If you are in the mood to play, he is your boy--ready, willing, and enthusiastic!

Olaf's foster mom says that she doesn't know how anyone could resist this one-of-a-kind cutie. He gets along just fine with the two resident Springers at his foster home, and when the cat tries to bully him, Olaf just walks away. Even when the bird cages needed cleaning, Olaf watched the process with interest but did not try to hunt the birds.

This little guy is happiest when he is with his people, and he is content to sit next to you without having to be on your lap. He especially enjoys his walks, and if your route goes by a pond, he will wade or even lie down in it! When it's mealtime, Olaf is right there to keep you on schedule by barking until he is fed. He loves his crate, has good house manners, walks nicely on the leash, and rides well in the car.

Olaf is looking for someone who will give him the time and attention he needs. He must have a fenced yard or be kept on the leash because he can't resist going exploring. But Olaf really just wants to be with you, no matter what you are doing, and he will be an affectionate companion for some lucky family. If you think that family might be yours, please contact his case manager right away at the e-mail address below.

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

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

Posted: 7/07/16


BUDDY
Hopkins, MN

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ESRA#:2017-61MN
Status: Adopted
Date:2017-04-02
  
Age:1 years
Gender:Male
Color:Liver & White
Weight:45 lbs
Variety:Field
Buddy is ready to find his Forever Family! This is a very sweet and smart boy. He knows basic commands and is eager to learn more. Since he is shy and reserved, Buddy would benefit from additional obedience classes with his new family.

Some of Buddy’s favorite pastimes are playing fetch, going on long walks around the neighborhood, and chewing on toys. Any activity outside is a great one for Buddy! Because he likes to follow his nose, his foster family would like Buddy’s Forever Home to have a secured fence.

Buddy enjoys free rein in the house while his foster mom is away. He behaves himself and follows the rules. Buddy is housetrained. At night, he likes to lie at the foot of his foster mom’s bed, keeping her feet warm.  

Are you looking for a loyal and caring boy who aims to please? Buddy is a wonderful Springer with so much potential. If you think you can give Buddy the love, care, and consistent guidance he needs, please contact his case managers at the e-mail address below right away!

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 Buddy.

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

Posted: 3/24/17


HARLEY
Arnold, NE

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ESRA#:2016-529NE
Status: Adopted
Date:2017-03-27
  
Age:11 years
Gender:Female
Color:Black & White
Weight:56 lbs
Variety:Bench

Thinking about bringing Harley or another wonderful Senior Springer into your family? Read why rescuing Senior Springers is a top priority for ESRA.
From Harley's foster mom: Meet Lady Harley, an old-fashioned girl with a lovely old English name that fits a Springer just right--it means "the hares' meadow." Bounding through a meadow after the bunnies is a royal day out for any Springer! Harley does love to sniff up rabbits in the field, but her days of going full speed after them are past. A ride through the field in the golf cart suits her just fine now.

Lady Harley is the queen in our foster home. She reigns over the other dogs and sets the pace of the day for her humans. She awakens just minutes before the alarm clock goes off and barks her orders for us to get up and feed her. Once her needs have been met, she is content to sleep the day away on her fluffy bed until we return from work. She greets our arrival with a series of uninterrupted barks that she is compelled to finish. If we try to stop her, she will be silent for a moment until she can no longer stand it and will then finish her repertoire. She is so funny!

This loving girl would do best in a home where she can be the center of attention. Harley adores being next to you on the couch or sitting on your lap while you watch TV. She does not require lots of exercise, but she does enjoy going outside for strolls. The lady likes a good chew toy, tasty treats, tummy rubs, and ear scratches, as well as an occasional car ride. She grew up in a household with children. Her former family stated that she is not good with cats.

Harley qualifies for a Senior-for-Senior adoption. She has some typical senior issues such as bumps, lumps, and sore joints from time to time. Every once in a while, she will leak a little if she has not been reminded to go outside. She does well with simple medications that help her manage these things.

Please consider taking this queen into your castle so that she may live happily ever after and you may enjoy her affection. For more information about the elegant Lady Harley, please contact us at the e-mail address below.

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

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

Posted: 12/13/16


GUNNER
Arnold, NE

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ESRA#:2017-47NE
Status: Adopted
Date:2017-03-27
  
Age:9 years
Gender:Male
Color:Liver & White
Weight:45 lbs
Variety:Bench
Gunner is such a sweet boy! He is a lover, a hugger, and an all-around fantastic companion. His family was heartbroken when they could not take him with them into their new retirement home, and they are now counting on ESRA to help find him a home that will treat him like the special dog he is.

Gunner is housetrained and invisible-fence trained. He walks with the typical Springer Spaniel pull on the leash, and he whines with excitement when he rides in the car through town. However, he does settle in once you are on the open road. He has been a gentleman with the other dogs in his foster home.

This handsome guy likes people of all ages. Gunny patiently accepts hugs from small children, and he will definitely find your lap while you watch TV! He is good at the groomer, too.

Exercising Gunner is easy. He likes to go for walks and is good in the open field, coming when he is called. He knows basic commands and listens well. He fits the description of a merry Springer to a tee. To learn more about this adorable boy, please contact his foster family at the e-mail address below.

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

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

Posted: 2/21/17


REX
McCool Junction, NE

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ESRA#:2016-425UT
Status: Adopted
Date:2017-03-24
  
Age:6 years
Gender:Male
Color:Liver & White
Weight:62 lbs
Variety:Mix
Rex came to us from Utah, where he had been kenneled for several months. He has been doing great in his new foster home here. When Rex first arrived, he weighed about seventy pounds, but now that he has room to run and a healthy diet, he is down to sixty-two pounds. Although he looks like a Springer, we think Rex also has some setter in him. He is still a big boy, so he will need a stronger person to manage him.

Rex loves to go for walks. His foster mom is currently using a harness when she takes him out, but she reports that he will heel without the harness. Rex also likes to go for car rides. He is very sad if his people get mad and yell at him or tell him he is a bad boy. He will pout for hours! When that happens, his foster mom will go talk to him and explain what went wrong, and then they are pals again.

At his foster home, Rex loves the big yard which gives him room to run. He is great at keeping the squirrel population under control! He comes when he is called by various family members. In the evening, Rex really likes to play with toys. However, stuffed toys may not be the best idea because he thinks it is fun to shred them and pull out the stuffing. Rex knows all his basic commands and signs such as Sit, Down, Stay, Come, Leave It, and No Jump. Of course, Rex responds to treats especially well and performs at his best when they are offered!

His foster mom says that this handsome guy would be happiest in a family with older children. Rex sometimes gets a bit jealous when the little ones get all the attention. He has never shown any signs of hurting them, but he does want all his people's focus to be on him.

Rex loves being outside, going for walks, and having a comfortable place to sleep, sometimes with his foster mom, but mostly on his blanket. This loveable boy enjoys having his back rubbed, and he gives wonderful Springer kisses. If you're looking for a loyal companion who wants to be your BFF, this is your guy. Contact his case manager at the e-mail address below to learn more about Rex!

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

Contact: Coordinator , Nadine Van Alstine nadine.esra@yahoo.com .

Posted: 11/03/16


MAGGIE
Pine Island, MN

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ESRA#:2017-45SD
Status: Adopted
Date:2017-03-21
  
Age:2 years
Gender:Female
Color:Black & White
Weight:54 lbs
Variety:Mix
Meet Miss Maggie! She is a loyal and affectionate girl. We think that pretty Maggie probably has some border collie in her background. True to the Springer part of her heritage, she loves to be around people, and she greets everyone with a wagging tail and a smile on her face.

Maggie is completely housetrained, and she respects the house rules. She will get into a kennel with the help of a small treat, and she crates well while her foster family is away. Maggie’s ideal Forever Home would include no other dogs, as she would prefer all the human attention to shine on her.

Some of Maggie’s hobbies include squeaking toys, chasing balls around the yard, and playing fetch. She has a lot of energy! She also enjoys ice fishing with her foster family. Maggie knows basic commands, including Sit and Come. She would excel at learning additional commands from a patient family using tasty treats as rewards.

This loving and wonderful girl is waiting patiently for her Forever Home. Maggie is eager to provide companionship to her very own Forever Family and to receive their love and affection in return.

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 Maggie.

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

Posted: 2/22/17


CHARLEY
Fairbault, MN

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ESRA#:2016-579MN
Status: Adopted
Date:2017-03-20
  
Age:5 years
Gender:Male
Color:Liver & White
Weight:65 lbs
Variety:Field
Meet Charley, a wiggly, happy Springer who loves to snuggle with his people and follow them around the house. His foster mom describes him as a wiggle-butt and a complete sweetheart who is perfectly behaved inside and has free rein in the house when the people are away.

Charley is housetrained, and he rides well in the car with only occasional whining. He gets along with the two other Springers in his foster home, but we don't know how he would behave with cats.

This energetic boy would love at least two walks or runs a day, or even a trip to the park to burn off his energy. Charley is working on leash manners, and he knows the Sit command. He would benefit from further obedience training.

Charley's previous home included day-care children, and he proved to be nervous around those youngsters. Because of this, we would like to find Charley a Forever Home where any children are older and will understand how to interact with dogs.

Charley does have some allergies and is therefore on a prescribed food, so his new family would be expected to continue this regimen to keep him comfortable.

The only other wish that we have concerning Charley's foster family is that it should include people who are home more often than not. As his foster mom explains, "Charley so loves his peeps!" If you are interested in learning more about this great boy, please 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 Charley.

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

Posted: 3/07/17


BO
Cheboygan, MI

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ESRA#:2016-573MI
Status: Adopted
Date:2017-03-19
  
Age:6 years
Gender:Male
Color:Liver & White
Weight:60 lbs
Variety:Field
Meet Bo, a handsome boy with the most beautiful ticking and the best temperament ever! His foster mom says that he is the happiest guy she has ever met, and she calls him a true gem of a Springer.
   
Bo was relinquished to ESRA when his previous owner could no longer care for him. He was loved in his former home, but Bo did not get much exercise, so he was slightly overweight. However, he is now receiving plenty of outdoor activity and is consistently shedding pounds. His past owner indicated that Bo had never been on off-leash runs, but he absolutely loves his daily hikes in the woods with his foster canine siblings. He is also starting to show some prey drive, sniffing out and following deer trails.

Although he previously lived as an only dog, Bo now enjoys the company of the three resident Springers. He is so thrilled to be part of an active family! Bo has fit into his foster family's dynamic and routine with ease. He is not aggressive, and he respects his foster siblings' space when they are eating. Bo takes treats nicely, waiting his turn. He loves to roughhouse with his youngest canine brother, and he will initiate playtime. This funny boy is a complete wiggle butt! His tail never stops wagging and his entire rear shakes along with his tail.  
 
At night, Bo sleeps on his blanket on a cozy dog bed. He only gets on furniture when he is invited up, but he does adore snuggling with his humans. Bo is not cautious around or intimidated by strangers. He is extremely affectionate with everyone he meets at the vet's office, at the groomer, etc. Bo loves to be on your lap, and he actually thinks he is a lap dog. He also delights in giving tons of kisses.

Bo likes to go bye-bye and is a great car rider. He just lies down comfortably for the ride. He is housetrained and has good inside manners. When he is left home alone with his foster canine siblings, he does not chew or get into anything inappropriate.
       
This complete Velcro boy is smart and extremely loyal. He formed a quick and strong bond with his foster dad, and he does not wander far from Dad during their off-leash hikes. According to his foster mom, Bo has the perfect temperament. He really wants to please his humans, and he listens very well. He does not need much discipline; he looks constantly to his foster dad for direction. He would do fine in a Forever Home with other dogs as well as children, but he would also do well as an only dog. Wherever Bo ends up, he will require daily exercise. Now that he has outdoor adventures in his life, he would not be willing to give them up!

Bo is neutered, up to date on vaccinations, and microchipped. This wonderful Springer is patiently waiting to find his perfect Forever Home. Bo adores walks and is a total cuddle bug. He is a good, even-keeled boy--an overall great dog who is easy to have around. Some Forever Family will be lucky to welcome Bo into their lives!

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

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

Posted: 1/02/17


BRINKLEY
Rochester, MN

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ESRA#:2017-22MN
Status: Adopted
Date:2017-03-17
  
Age:6 years
Gender:Female
Color:Liver & White
Weight:40 lbs
Variety:Bench
Brinkley is a loveable little ball of energy. This spunky girl rules the yard, keeping us safe from cats, rabbits, and squirrels. She loves to chase tennis balls, and she sometimes likes to hunt the goldfish in the outdoor pond.

Brinkley has good manners and is gentle. And does this girl ever enjoy running! She is what we call a "go-go girl.” She loves her runs! She wasn’t doing well on walks (apparently, her foster mom wasn’t going fast enough!) until she tried a Gentle Leader head collar, and that did the trick. In the backyard she "boings," covering corner to corner, until all is safe!

This little girl is smart--she has even learned how to get a box of cookies out of the cupboard! However, Brinkley is also very trainable. We believe that she would respond well to obedience training.

Miss Brinkley will need a fenced backyard and will do best in an active family, getting daily walks, going on runs, and/or being a biking companion. She is fully vetted, spayed, and healthy. She charms everyone with her sweet face and and disposition. If you think that Brinkley might be the active girl for you, please contact her coordinators 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 Brinkley.

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

Posted: 2/21/17


DUKE
Fishers, IN

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ESRA#:2016-562OH
Status: Adopted
Date:2017-03-16
  
Age:6 years
Gender:Male
Color:Black & White
Weight:60 lbs
Variety:Bench
Duke is a sweet and loving boy who spent four of his six years living outside, tied to a tree. Of course he is so happy to now live inside with people! Duke is housetrained and crate trained. He knows some basic commands and is mastering taking treats slowly from your hand.

A much younger Springer and a cat share Duke's foster home with him. Duke is the dog in charge of his younger foster brother, and he pretty much ignores the cat. Duke lives in a house consisting mostly of adults, but he would do fine with older children as well. He thinks he's a lap dog, and he curls up and buries his head under the arm of anyone who will sit with him. He is just so happy to have love, and his big brown eyes will melt your heart!

Duke is very smart, and he works hard to try to understand what is wanted so that he can please his people. He learned quickly to stay on his bed while his family sits at the table, but he sometimes needs reminding. Duke exuberantly runs to his feeding spot when it's time for him to eat, and he has learned to sit and wait patiently until permission is given to approach his food bowl.

This handsome guy enjoys a walk each day, and he is learning to follow the lead his people provide. Duke needs to be with an experienced Springer owner who is a confident pack leader. He would do well with some more obedience training to build his confidence. He will also need to be introduced slowly to a fenced yard. This is because he doesn't yet understand the freedom to explore now that he is no longer tied up. As long as he knows where his place is in the family, Duke is very comfortable. He will make a really wonderful addition to the right family. If you are interested in giving Duke the love, attention, and care he needs and deserves, please contact his case manager at the e-mail address below.

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

Contact: Coordinator, Linda Gibbons lgibbons@woh.rr.com .

Posted: 3/03/17


CHARLIE
Madison, WI

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ESRA#:2016-539WI
Status: Adopted
Date:2017-03-11
  
Age:3 years
Gender:Male
Color:Liver & White
Weight:34 lbs
Variety:Field
Charlie was found as a stray and was brought to a shelter. Shelter personnel contacted ESRA for assistance because they were full. We were happy to be able to take this sweet, handsome boy into our program. He has the cutest big eyes, which melt the hearts of everyone he meets.

Charlie needs a lot of exercise to burn off his high energy and to help with redirecting his compulsive behavior of chasing shadows and reflections. He loves going for walks, and he will pull when using a regular collar, so a harness that hooks in the front helps to control the pulling. Charlie gets excited when he sees other dogs on his walks, as he wants to meet and play with them.

His Forever Home will need a fenced yard so that Charlie can be free to roam and explore without the danger of chasing after a shadow or reflection (or a squirrel!) that could put him in harm's way. Because he has a high prey drive, he cannot be in a home with cats.

Charlie loves his tennis ball, and he loves to be with children, especially if they throw his tennis ball. We recommend that he live with another younger dog as a playmate to help burn off some of his energy.

This boy is smart. He is housetrained and has used the doggy door at a friend's home. Charlie is crate trained, and he is crated while his foster mom is at work. She has learned just how clever Charlie can be when he wants something--he is an expert counter surfer, climbing chairs to get onto the counter. He can even open the garbage drawer in order to get into the garbage can!

Charlie knows the commands Sit and Wait Inside. He would benefit from obedience training to work on more commands. He does some submissive urination when he is excited. A patient, consistent trainer is needed. Because he is very smart and energetic, Charlie may enjoy doing agility. He is up to date with vaccinations and has been microchipped and neutered.

While riding in the car, Charlie will bark and whine if he is in his crate. When he is belted in with a harness, he gets as near to you as he can. He just wants to be close to his people! This sweet, loving boy will settle at your feet or on your lap at the end of the day. He loves to get his chest rubbed, and he is an excellent snuggler.

Charlie will be a wonderful addition to an active family who will include him in their activities. If you are looking for a loyal and loving companion, Charlie is the dog for you!

State of Wisconsin licensed and inspected: 402322-DS

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

Contact: Foster Home, Marsha Johnson marshaj456@gmail.com .

Posted: 1/20/17


PIPER
Pleasant Hill, IA

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ESRA#:2017-28IA
Status: Adopted
Date:2017-03-04
  
Age:3 years
Gender:Male
Color:L&W Tricolor
Weight:50 lbs
Variety:Field
Piper is as sweet as he is energetic. He loves people, and he likes to play and run. Piper's family didn't have the time or space to give him what he needs to live a full and happy life, so they reached out to ESRA for help in rehoming this handsome boy.

Piper's ideal Forever Family will be active and will provide him lots of room to exercise as he loves to be outside chasing squirrels and running. He could benefit from some training work. This will help him understand what is expected of him and will strengthen the bond with his new humans. It should be enjoyable to participate in such training with Piper, as he is a fast learner! He will also benefit from the intellectual and physical stimulation that this and other similar activites provide.

Because Piper is uncomfortable around young children, any kids he encounters should be at least thirteen years old. Piper does well with dogs once he gets to know them. At first he's a bit nervous, especially around larger breeds, so he will need some time to acclimate to other dogs in his home or public spaces.

This charming family dog is ready to be showered with attention, and he promises to return your affection with loyalty and love! Piper will make a fine addition to some lucky home, so if you think your family is a good match for him, please contact his case managers right away 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 Piper.

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

Posted: 1/24/17


COOPER
Inver Grove Heights, MN

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ESRA#:2016-571MN
Status: Adopted
Date:2017-03-02
  
Age:11 years
Gender:Male
Color:Unique coat
Weight:36 lbs
Variety:Mix

Thinking about bringing Cooper or another wonderful Senior Springer into your family? Read why rescuing Senior Springers is a top priority for ESRA.
Everyone needs a dog like Cooper in his or her life! This sweet boy doesn't have a care in the world other than pleasing you. Some of Cooper's hobbies include following you around the house, relaxing on his doggie bed, playing with his canine siblings, sniffing the cats, and warming your feet while you watch TV or type on the computer. This handsome boy is most likely a "Sprocker" -- a Springer/cocker mix. His rich black coat gives him a very distinguished look, and his teeth were recently cleaned so that he can now show off his pearly whites.

Cooper is great with everyone, including other dogs and cats! He is a low-key boy who has a heart of gold. Cooper is completely housetrained and enjoys free rein of the house while his people are away from home. His foster family would prefer that Cooper's Forever Home be a ranch-style or other one-story house so that there will be minimal stairs for him to navigate.

Don't think that this senior gentleman has retired to become a couch potato. Rolling in the snow and playing with snowballs are activities that keep Cooper occupied and lively while he is outside. He has great energy and an amazing spirit. Is Cooper the wonderful companion you have been waiting for? If you think that this fine dog is just right for you, contact his case managers at the e-mail address below, and be prepared to fall in love.

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 Cooper.

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

Posted: 1/06/17

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