WEST MIDWEST NORTHEAST SOUTHEAST CANADA SHELTERS

RECENTLY ADOPTED SPRINGERS
SOUTHEAST REGION

 

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BEAU
Durham, NC

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ESRA#:2017-123NC
Status: Adopted
Date:2017-07-21
  
Age:6 years
Gender:Male
Color:Liver & White
Weight:43 lbs
Variety:Bench
Handsome Beau acts younger than his age of 6 - 7 and is looking for an active home to keep his mind and body exercised. He’s a smart boy and would love to show you that he knows "Sit," "Wait/Stay," "Heel," "Roll Over" and "Shake." Beau thrives with a calm leader of the pack so he knows what is expected. He learned the doggy door at his foster home in an hour and loves to go in and out. Sometimes he is so happy and excited for walks that he can’t contain himself and he may jump. Due to this, he would not do well in a home with small children.

He’s quite well-behaved in the house and has not been crate trained. He loves to sleep on his dog and has no desire to get up on the bed. He will come up on an ottoman while you sit in the chair. He is curious about all those good smells on kitchen counters, but has not yet surfed to see what’s up there. You’d best stay a few paws ahead of him on that!

This boy has a lot of energy! He is eager for his two to three daily walks or runs. He also needs plenty of ball-fetching time daily in a safe fenced yard. To Beau, balls are the best toy. Give him a ball any day as fluffy toys are just meant to be unstuffed.

Beau gets along fine with female dogs, but not big male dogs. He has a high prey drive and does not do well with cats. He came to us with an ear infection so his new home should be able keep his ears clean and groomed well, as all Springer owners need to do. That has cleared and he’s in great health.

Beau is a lover not a barker. He’s a whole-butt-wiggler and loves rear end scratches. He may be six (or seven) but still acts like a three year old. He has the energy to keep up with you all day long, and then lay at your feet while you are working at home.

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 foster home.

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

Contact: Case Manager, Melissa Gorman springersforlife@gmail.com .

Posted: 5/05/17


AIDEN
Atlanta, GA

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ESRA#:2016-412LA
Status: Adopted
Date:2017-07-18
  
Age:4 years
Gender:Male
Color:Liver & White
Weight:43 lbs
Variety:Mix
Introducing Aiden, a sweet, friendly boy rescued earlier this year from a Louisiana shelter. When Aiden first arrived in ESRA care, he was underweight and itchy and his coat was in very poor condition. So his first stop was at a rescue veterinarian’s office, where they quickly got rid of his fleas and treated his skin infection, making this boy feel so much more comfortable.

Aiden has the absolute sweetest personality. His foster mom doesn’t like to pick favorites, but he just might win the title! He is extremely gentle with people and does well with children. He is so loving and seeks acceptance and affection from everyone he meets. He is friendly with other dogs and overall well-mannered. He is housetrained, knows how to use a doggie door, and knows a variety of commands including "Sit," "Down," "Shake," "Circle," and "Roll Over." Aiden rides well in the car and is cooperative at the vet and for bathing and grooming. He enjoys his “place” (bed or other designated spot), and happily goes there when told. He has a moderate energy level and prefers to spend time indoors. He walks well on leash but prefers to keep his walks short.

Aiden’s allergies are still a work in progress. His skin and coat have mostly recovered and fur is growing back on some formerly bare spots. He has undergone a round of allergy testing, which has given us some direction for preventing future allergy flare-ups. Recommendations for his Forever Family would include minimizing time spent on certain varieties of grass, feeding a special diet and providing polyester bedding (most dog beds are polyester). He is beginning allergy shots which should further desensitize him to his allergens.

Aiden is hoping his new parents like to hang out in the air conditioning and watch some movies on Netflix. He is also quite willing to help with cooking in the kitchen or keep them company during computer time.

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

Contact: ESRA Case Manager, Cathy Scheffer gaesradogs@gmail.com .

Posted: 3/24/17


SCOTTY
Atlanta, GA

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ESRA#:2017-169GA
Status: Adopted
Date:2017-07-18
  
Age:4 months
Gender:Male
Color:Black & White
Weight:16 lbs
Variety:Mix
Just a few weeks ago, mother dog Laurel and her eight puppies were living on their own in barn. Thankfully this dedicated mom and her litter – approximately five weeks old at the time – were found and turned over to ESRA. Laurel is a purebred English Springer Spaniel and we suspect that the daddy is a traveling man and possibly a Beagle.

What a fun litter!! They are all sweet, friendly and eager to be petted. They love their outside play area and especially their slide. Of course, in any litter, there are different personalities. Some are quiet and gentle and want to cuddle and others are active and eager to get into the next game. We temperament tested them and all are pretty stable. Each afternoon, while they nap, we play a CD with various noises and sounds in order to acclimate them to everyday “out in the world” sounds. The idea is to help mold them into confident, trainable adult dogs.

Laurel and six of the puppies already have Forever Families waiting for them. But two little boys are still available. Scotty is a good, steady boy and a very trainable, stable puppy. He is curious and interested in new things.

The puppies weigh somewhere around 16 pounds and growing, with chubby, full little bellies. They have had their first rounds of puppy shots. Because they are so young, each puppy will be placed on a spay/neuter contract. This means that in addition to the regular adoption fee, a monetary deposit will be required, and it will be refundable when proof of spay/neuter is supplied to ESRA. In addition, a fully fenced yard is required.

Due to these puppies’ ages, all adopters must come to the Atlanta area to retrieve their puppy. Puppies under six months of age will not be allowed to fly in the cargo area of a commercial aircraft. They will be allowed to travel in the main cabin area under the front of the seat of their adopter following FAA and airline regulations.

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

Contact: ESRA Case Manager, Cathy Scheffer gaesradogs@gmail.com .

Posted: 5/24/17


ARWEN
Madison, AL

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ESRA#:2017-196AL
Status: Adopted
Date:2017-07-15
  
Age:6 years
Gender:Female
Color:Liver & White
Weight:50 lbs
Variety:Bench
Arwen came to ESRA because her elderly owner could no longer properly care for her. She had lived outside in a pen her entire life and has quickly learned to enjoy being an inside dog! This gorgeous and delightful girl has taken very nicely to being an indoor dog.

She is an absolutely beautiful girl with a sweet face and an adorable ’Springer Wiggle’ when she walks. She is currently shaved down because her coat was matted but is sporting a Mohawk to match her strong personality.

Arwen is extremely intelligent girl, quick to learn and really enjoys being a part of a family routine. She would be thrilled to be adopted by an active family who would enjoy taking her on family outings. She might enjoy trips to the lake or beach for swimming! Arwen enjoys long power walks. She is energetic and strong and needs some work on her leash manners. She would greatly benefit from a basic obedience class.

Arwen tends to be overly friendly when meeting new dogs and sometimes can play a bit too rough; therefore, introductions to other dogs should be done slowly and cautiously. She would enjoy having a doggie brother or sister. However, she does do best when separated from other dogs while eating as she can be a bit protective of her food.

Arwen is fine with being crated and settles in nicely as long as she can still see her people. even choosing to lay inside an open-door crate, rather than the floor or carpet. Since she has been an outside dog, we remind her to use her "inside voice" when she needs to tell us something, as in "I need to go outside!"

Because Arwen doesn’t really understand toys, it may take some patience to help her to learn that balls, stuffed animals and squeaky toys things can be fun. She did not understand "cookies" when she arrived in foster care, but quickly learned to appreciate them as a reward for being a good girl!

Arwen is a very cheerful dog with a happy tail. She loves people so much and is always happy for any attention she receives. She enjoys being cuddled and will keep coming back for more. She is looking for a Forever Family who has lots of love to give and share!

This sweetheart is now current on all of her vaccinations, heartworm negative and ready to wiggle her way into your heart and home.

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

Contact: Case Manager, Kim Matthews kmatth3624@aol.com .

Posted: 6/06/17


HOGAN
Jackson, MS

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ESRA#:2017-36AL
Status: Adopted
Date:2017-07-03
  
Age:2 years
Gender:Male
Color:Black & White
Weight:50 lbs
Variety:Bench
Introducing Hogan, a sweet, friendly two-year-old in search of a fresh start and a Forever Family. While we don’t know much about Hogan’s previous life, all of his rescue caregivers agree that he is nice, well-socialized boy and very people-oriented. In fact, he recently visited a kindergarten classroom and enjoyed a roomful of little ones. He even shared the back seat nicely with two puppies and a cat (in a carrier) on the ride to the school!

This nice boy has finished up his heartworm treatment and on limited activity right now, but soon he could be zipping around your house and yard. He would make an amazing family dog, with a striking full tail that would never stop wagging! Won’t you consider adding Hogan to your family?

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

Contact: Case Manager, Cathy Scheffer gaesradogs@gmail.com .

Posted: 4/18/17


GEORGE
Atlanta, GA

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ESRA#:2017-168GA
Status: Adopted
Date:2017-07-03
  
Age:4 months
Gender:Male
Color:B&W Tricolor
Weight:10 lbs
Variety:Mix
Just a few weeks ago, mother dog Laurel and her eight puppies were living on their own in barn. Thankfully this dedicated mom and her litter – approximately five weeks old at the time – were found and turned over to ESRA. Laurel is a purebred English Springer Spaniel and we suspect that the daddy is a traveling man and possibly a Beagle.

What a fun litter!! They are all sweet, friendly and eager to be petted. They love their outside play area and especially their slide. Of course, in any litter, there are different personalities. Some are quiet and gentle and want to cuddle and others are active and eager to get into the next game. We temperament tested them and all are pretty stable. Each afternoon, while they nap, we play a CD with various noises and sounds in order to acclimate them to everyday “out in the world” sounds. The idea is to help mold them into confident, trainable adult dogs.

Laurel and three of the puppies (Kirk, Paul and John) already have Forever Families waiting for them. But two little girls and three additional little boys are still available.

George loves people and petting and will follow you but also has a bit of an independent nature. He will respond very well to a positive training program and will do best with structure.

The puppies weigh somewhere between 8 and 10 pounds and growing, with chubby, full little bellies. They have had their first round of puppy shots. Because they are so young, each puppy will be placed on a spay/neuter contract. This means that in addition to the regular adoption fee, a monetary deposit will be required, and it will be refundable when proof of spay/neuter is supplied to ESRA. In addition, a fully fenced yard is required.

Due to these puppies’ ages, all adopters must come to the Atlanta area to retrieve their puppy. Puppies under six months of age will not be allowed to fly in the cargo area of a commercial aircraft. They will be allowed to travel in the main cabin area under the front of the seat of their adopter following FAA and airline regulations.

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

Contact: ESRA Case Manager, Cathy Scheffer gaesradogs@gmail.com .

Posted: 5/24/17


RATCHETT
Columbia, SC

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ESRA#:2016-456GA
Status: Adopted
Date:2017-06-29
  
Age:4 years
Gender:Male
Color:Black & White
Weight:39 lbs
Variety:Mix
We are delighted to offer this fun-loving boy for adoption! Ratchett is four years old, neutered and healthy. He was surrendered by college students who had little time for him.

Ratchett made his way to ESRA by psing as a Springer. He may have a tiny bit of Springer in him. As a typical beagle, Ratchett is conveniently-sized, sturdy and athletic! He is completely natural in appearance, with a short, low-maintenance coat.

Ratchett is crate trained, knows "Sit," and will come when called unless his nose is not hot on the trail of a scent. He gets along great with his foster canine and feline sisters and brothers. Ratchett loves to cuddle and sleep under the covers with his foster Mom. He is eager and seeks attention from his human friends. He loves exercise, play, and outdoor activities. He is a good-natured boy with beautiful soulful eyes that will steal your heart.

He would prefer an active home with adults and children of all ages. Consider opening up your home to this wanna-be-Springer, Ratchett, a boy you'll love forever.

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

Contact: Case Manager, Melissa Gorman springersforlife@gmail.com .

Posted: 12/29/16


BARKLEY
St. Petersburg, FL

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ESRA#:2015-336FL
Status: Deceased
Date:2017-06-27
  
Age:14 years
Gender:Male
Color:Liver & White
Weight:45 lbs
Variety:Field

THINKING ABOUT BRINGING A SENIOR SPRINGER INTO YOUR FAMILY? Read why rescuing Senior Springers is a top priority for ESRA.
Update 6/27/17. We are sad to report that Barkley has gone to the Rainbow Bridge. Thanks to foster mom Kat McClure for loving and caring for Barkley in his twilight years.

Sometimes in the world of animal rescue, Springers come to us in less than ordinary ways. Barkley is one of those Springers. He was found wandering the streets by a Police Officer who very kindly brought Barkley back to the station. His owner was located but did not want him back. The Officer called ESRA and now this sweet, handsome senior boy is in our care.

His foster mom says he is a perfect gentleman. Barkley has wonderful household manners, is housetrained and is very comfortable with all the other dogs in the home. However he loves his people most and is content to lie by your feet. He is starting to play with toys and seems to delight in carrying a little stuffed baby around the house.

Seniors are very special Springers. They forget their past and focus on their adoptive families' love and caring. When you adopt a senior like Barkley be prepared for all the love, devotion and companionship you will ever know.

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

Contact: ESRA Case Manager, Susan Zuker smitch5@tampabay.rr.com .

Posted: 6/09/15


GIBBS
Clearwater, FL

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ESRA#:2015-723FL
Status: Adopted
Date:2017-06-27
  
Age:7 years
Gender:Male
Color:Black & White
Weight:44 lbs
Variety:Bench
When we pulled this little guy from a shelter in Florida, he was raring to go! He couldn't jump into the car fast enough! Even though we found him in pretty rough physical condition, he was really happy to be rescued and wasted no time overwhelming his rescuer with sweetly given kisses!

He is proving to have some basic skills down pat. He sits politely for treats and takes them very gently. He offers his paw for a shake and continues to give kisses to show his appreciation for everything. He has a bit of separation anxiety and finds resting in his crate to be the most comforting to him if he can't follow his foster mom wherever she goes. He does well with the three resident dogs in his foster home and learned quickly that the dog door allows him to go outside when he needs to. He has been great with a visiting toddler. He's a terrific Springer and will make an amazing addition one day to a Forever Family.

One thing will delay his choosing that Forever Home — click on the Special Needs heart icon at the top of this listing to read what he is currently working to overcome. When he is in top-notch physical condition, he will look forward to meeting interested adopters!

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

Contact: ESRA Case Manager, Susan Zuker smitch5@tampabay.rr.com .

Posted: 2/15/16


RINGO
Atlanta, GA

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ESRA#:2017-167GA
Status: Adopted
Date:2017-06-26
  
Age:4 months
Gender:Male
Color:B&W Tricolor
Weight:10 lbs
Variety:Mix
Just a few weeks ago, mother dog Laurel and her eight puppies were living on their own in barn. Thankfully this dedicated mom and her litter – approximately five weeks old at the time – were found and turned over to ESRA. Laurel is a purebred English Springer Spaniel and we suspect that the daddy is a traveling man and possibly a Beagle.

What a fun litter!! They are all sweet, friendly and eager to be petted. They love their outside play area and especially their slide. Of course, in any litter, there are different personalities. Some are quiet and gentle and want to cuddle and others are active and eager to get into the next game. We temperament tested them and all are pretty stable. Each afternoon, while they nap, we play a CD with various noises and sounds in order to acclimate them to everyday “out in the world” sounds. The idea is to help mold them into confident, trainable adult dogs.

Laurel and three of the puppies (Kirk, Paul and John) already have Forever Families waiting for them. But two little girls and three additional little boys are still available.

Ringo is an outgoing, very confident puppy. He will enjoy active games such as agility or lure coursing with an active family.

The puppies weigh somewhere between 8 and 10 pounds and growing, with chubby, full little bellies. They have had their first round of puppy shots. Because they are so young, each puppy will be placed on a spay/neuter contract. This means that in addition to the regular adoption fee, a monetary deposit will be required, and it will be refundable when proof of spay/neuter is supplied to ESRA. In addition, a fully fenced yard is required.

Due to these puppies’ ages, all adopters must come to the Atlanta area to retrieve their puppy. Puppies under six months of age will not be allowed to fly in the cargo area of a commercial aircraft. They will be allowed to travel in the main cabin area under the front of the seat of their adopter following FAA and airline regulations.

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

Contact: Case Manager, Cathy Scheffer gaesradogs@gmail.com .

Posted: 5/24/17


TRIPP
Port St. Lucie, FL

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ESRA#:2016-388FL
Status: Adopted
Date:2017-06-23
  
Age:4 years
Gender:Male
Color:Liver & White
Weight:35 lbs
Variety:Field
Little Tripp is one lucky Springer and we are just as lucky to have him. Tripp was called Shaggy in the shelter and he was a terrible mess when he was picked up as a stray. Thanks to our awesome volunteers, ESRA was able to spring him out of the shelter on what would have been his last day. He’s all cleaned up now and he is adorable! He just can’t stop wagging his beautiful, long tail.

After his initial introduction, Tripp was fine with other dogs. He is selective about his doggie friends, so being the king of his new castle would be fine with Tripp. He has loved every human he has met including children over the age of 13 and he especially loves the ladies!

No lizards will be safe with Tripp around. Hunting lizards is his favorite pastime...well, maybe his second favorite pastime. His very favorite way to spend his time is on your lap or looking at you adoringly. He is what we call a Velcro dog!

Tripp’s adopter will need to have a fenced yard since he is a curious boy and will dash out when he has the opportunity. Tripp needs to learn basic commands. He needs an adopter who will take him to a training class or work with an experienced trainer. For his own safety, he needs to learn “Come” and a class would provide some structure and socialization with other dogs.

He’s a wonderful boy who is still a puppy at age 3 and his adopter will be entertained and loved forever.

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

Contact: Foster Home, Charlene Brannon charlenebrannon@yahoo.com .

Posted: 9/09/16


CLANCEY
Atlanta, GA

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ESRA#:2016-341GA
Status: Adopted
Date:2017-06-23
  
Age:6 years
Gender:Male
Color:Liver & White
Weight:43 lbs
Variety:Field
Hello! My name is Clancey, but my foster mom has several other names for me like “Pretty Boy” and “Snuggle Bug.” Truthfully, I answer to anything my foster mom calls me since she’s usually calling me for a good reason!

I don’t remember much about my previous history, which is probably a good thing. I’m told I was found by a very kind lady in South Georgia who was on her way home from church. Something told her to turn around when she saw me lying on the side of the road. Boy, am I forever grateful she drove back and picked me up! I spent about a week with her until I was transferred to ESRA. I spent the next few weeks getting checked out by the vet until a foster home could be found for me.

My life is now like a dream come true! I must have been in some type of accident because I have permanent damage to my front, right elbow and my front, left wrist. I’m still able to walk and run though, just not as well as other dogs. I hold my front, right leg up when it’s too sore to put weight on it and I lick my elbow pretty regularly to help with the pain.

Speaking of pain, I sure am glad my foster mom gives me these little white tablets with my breakfast and dinner and now I’m not in nearly as much pain as I used to be. I also go to hydrotherapy sessions to help strengthen my back legs. I love the lady who stands in the water tank with me and lets me lick peanut butter off a spoon. All I have to do is just keep walking towards the spoon, and I can get as much peanut butter as I want!

Although I may not be able be able to run as fast as my foster Springer brother, I’m just as handsome. My favorite thing to do is snuggle with my foster mom on the sofa while she reads or watches TV. If I don’t have one of my toys nearby, I try to nibble on her clothes, but she says I can only chew on my toys. My favorite is a pink bunny. When my foster mom is not around to snuggle with, I curl up with my foster dad or my foster siblings.

I also love to go for a ride in the car, especially if I can sit in my foster mom’s lap. For some reason, I can only do that if someone else is driving. I don’t know why! As previously mentioned, I’m a really good boy, and I love everyone! Won’t you consider adopting me today? I may have a few challenges ahead of me, but with your love, I know we can conquer them together.

Love, Clancey

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

Contact: ESRA Case Manager, Cathy Scheffer gaesradogs@gmail.com .

Posted: 2/12/17


TOBY
Atlanta, GA

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ESRA#:2017-118GA
Status: Adopted
Date:2017-06-23
  
Age:14 months
Gender:Male
Color:Black & White
Weight:25 lbs
Variety:Field
Introducing Toby, a fun-loving one-year-old boy who is still has a lot of puppy in him. Toby is a big fan of tennis balls, playtime and cuddling with his foster family. He is convinced he is a lap dog, and his small size means he fits nicely in any available lap. When no playmates are available, he can entertain himself for hours on end with his ball or any other round object. He has even tried rocks from the garden, barking at them in protest when they don't roll or bounce.

Toby is outgoing and energetic and would do best with an active family. He loves to go running at the park and to play, play and then play some more in the house and yard. He is happy to share the love with any interested playmates -- adults, kids and other dogs. Because he does not yet know to come when called, a home with a fenced yard is needed.

He is also a smart, trainable fellow. In fact, we highly recommend that his Forever Family attend training classes with Toby. There’s no doubt he will be a fast learner and a star student. With just a little training and patience, he’ll soon learn his commands and be the perfect companion for a lucky adopter.

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

Contact: ESRA Case Manager, Carol Thalimer springerinquiries@gmail.com .

Posted: 5/14/17


CHASE
Atlanta, GA

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ESRA#:2017-135GA
Status: Adopted
Date:2017-06-23
  
Age:6 years
Gender:Male
Color:Black & White
Weight:42 lbs
Variety:Field
Looking for an easygoing Springer at that perfect stage in life – well beyond puppy chewing and mischief but still ready for adventure? Chase might just be your man! Six-year-old Chase is generally calm and well-behaved with a medium energy level. He enjoys his walks immensely and walks nicely, except when squirrels make themselves known. He goes right into hunter mode, nearly achieving a perfect point while his nubby tail goes straight up on alert and quivers with excitement. He’d like to give chase but usually loses track of the squirrels when they scurry up a tree.

Inside, he chills nicely, happy to hang out right next to any available human, preferably on the sofa. Chase loves everyone he meets and makes friends easily. Did we mention that he is a great cuddler? He is also willing to serve as sous chef and chief dishwasher. His favorite toy is a squeaky tennis ball and he will leap high in the air to catch it. Stuffed animals will not survive long – they must be ripped apart!

Chase is completely housetrained and trustworthy left home alone for a couple hours at a time. He would definitely prefer an adopter who works from home or is retired. He sits nicely on command and generally comes when called, though his recall would not be reliable outside and offleash. He never comes late for dinner! He came into rescue healthy but underweight, making his blocky head look a couple sizes too big for his body. He has gained some needed pounds but still has a large, blocky Springer head. He has tons of cute black and white ticking (freckles) on his chest and all four paws. When his Springer feathers regrow and he fills out a bit more, he will be a handsome field Springer!

Chase would like to be the only dog in his Forever Home, soaking up all the human attention. Out and about, he wants to greet other dogs. He has been known to sniff a little too intently and invade their personal space, even barking in their faces as an invitation to play. He will happily bounce around with willing playmates but comes on a little too strong for some dogs. He ignores the office cat at the vet clinic but would like to chase outdoor cats.

His only other requirements are plenty of love and attention, regular meals, a comfy dog bed (or space in the human bed) and walks around the neighborhood. While a fenced yard would be a plus, Chase would also do fine in a condo or townhouse. He is not a Springer who needs to run and burn off excess energy.

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

Contact: ESRA Case Manager, Carol Thalimer springerinquiries@gmail.com .

Posted: 5/18/17


FANCY
Atlanta, GA

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ESRA#:2017-172GA
Status: Adopted
Date:2017-06-23
  
Age:4 months
Gender:Female
Color:Black & White
Weight:9 lbs
Variety:Mix
Just a few weeks ago, mother dog Laurel and her eight puppies were living on their own in barn. Thankfully this dedicated mom and her litter – approximately five weeks old at the time – were found and turned over to ESRA. Laurel is a purebred English Springer Spaniel and we suspect that the daddy is a traveling man and possibly a Beagle.

What a fun litter!! They are all sweet, friendly and eager to be petted. They love their outside play area and especially their slide. Of course, in any litter, there are different personalities. Some are quiet and gentle and want to cuddle and others are active and eager to get into the next game. We temperament tested them and all are pretty stable. Each afternoon, while they nap, we play a CD with various noises and sounds in order to acclimate them to everyday “out in the world” sounds. The idea is to help mold them into confident, trainable adult dogs.

Laurel and three of the puppies (Kirk, Paul and John) already have Forever Families waiting for them. But two little girls and three additional little boys are still available.

Fancy is a live wire. She is up for any game. Fancy would be a wonderful dog for an active family. She is one of the pups that showed some interest in retrieving.

The puppies weigh somewhere between 8 and 10 pounds and growing, with chubby, full little bellies. They have had their first round of puppy shots. Because they are so young, each puppy will be placed on a spay/neuter contract. This means that in addition to the regular adoption fee, a monetary deposit will be required, and it will be refundable when proof of spay/neuter is supplied to ESRA. In addition, a fully fenced yard is required.

Due to these puppies’ ages, all adopters must come to the Atlanta area to retrieve their puppy. Puppies under six months of age will not be allowed to fly in the cargo area of a commercial aircraft. They will be allowed to travel in the main cabin area under the front of the seat of their adopter following FAA and airline regulations.

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

Contact: ESRA Case Manager, Cathy Scheffer gaesradogs@gmail.com .

Posted: 5/24/17


SPARKLE
Atlanta, GA

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ESRA#:2017-170GA
Status: Adopted
Date:2017-06-23
  
Age:4 months
Gender:Female
Color:B&W Tricolor
Weight:9 lbs
Variety:Mix
Just a few weeks ago, mother dog Laurel and her eight puppies were living on their own in barn. Thankfully this dedicated mom and her litter – approximately five weeks old at the time – were found and turned over to ESRA. Laurel is a purebred English Springer Spaniel and we suspect that the daddy is a traveling man and possibly a Beagle.

What a fun litter!! They are all sweet, friendly and eager to be petted. They love their outside play area and especially their slide. Of course, in any litter, there are different personalities. Some are quiet and gentle and want to cuddle and others are active and eager to get into the next game.

We temperament tested them and all are pretty stable. Each afternoon, while they nap, we play a CD with various noises and sounds in order to acclimate them to everyday “out in the world” sounds. The idea is to help mold them into confident, trainable adult dogs.

Laurel and three of the puppies (Kirk, Paul and John) already have Forever Families waiting for them. But two little girls and three additional little boys are still available.

Sparkle is a sweet cuddle bug. She is very loving and gentle and would do best in a quiet family or with an older owner.

The puppies weigh somewhere between 8 and 10 pounds and growing, with chubby, full little bellies. They have had their first round of puppy shots. Because they are so young, each puppy will be placed on a spay/neuter contract. This means that in addition to the regular adoption fee, a monetary deposit will be required, and it will be refundable when proof of spay/neuter is supplied to ESRA. In addition, a fully fenced yard is required.

Due to these puppies’ ages, all adopters must come to the Atlanta area to retrieve their puppy. Puppies under six months of age will not be allowed to fly in the cargo area of a commercial aircraft. They will be allowed to travel in the main cabin area under the front of the seat of their adopter following FAA and airline regulations.

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

Contact: ESRA Case Manager, Cathy Scheffer gaesradogs@gmail.com .

Posted: 5/24/17


FINN
Mount Pleasant, SC

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ESRA#:2017-151SC
Status: Adopted
Date:2017-06-22
  
Age:6 years
Gender:Male
Color:Liver & White
Weight:60 lbs
Variety:Bench
Finn is an active boy who has learned to appreciate the finer life of being indoors after spending much of his time left alone and outside. He comes to foster care very healthy, happy, eager to please, obedient, and sweet.

He enjoys outings to the beach where he can run offleash. He is happy to prance and splash in the ocean water! Finn knows how to embrace a tennis ball. At times, it can be said that he gets a little obsessed with his ball. But when the ball is removed, he settles down nicely without any concern. Since Finn didn’t experience the inside much in his previous life, he finds the countertops fascinating. Finn is learning not to countersurf; however, sometimes he just has to look!

Finn sleeps all night on a comfy dog bed. He knows how to use a doggy door well. However, he will also let you know when he needs to go out. Finn knows "Stay," "Sit," "Down," "Come" and "Off." He rides nicely in the car. He walks nicely on a leash and is eager to walk anytime and anywhere. Cats are not an issue to Finn either. He lives in a foster home with two other resident dogs and gets along very well with them.

Finn loves all people, all ages, and all sizes. He is good with toddlers to older people. He would be best in a home that would play with him and offer a lot of exercise every day. All he wants is a chance to be a part of your family. Won’t you consider Finn?

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 foster home.

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

Contact: Case Manager, Melissa Gorman springersforlife@gmail.com .

Posted: 5/06/17


MONA
Columbia, SC

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ESRA#:2017-183SC
Status: Adopted
Date:2017-06-16
  
Age:17 months
Gender:Female
Color:B&W Tricolor
Weight:35 lbs
Variety:Bench
Mona is a 1- to 1.5-year-old girl. She weighs 35 pounds, is spayed, on heartworm preventative and very healthy. She is housetrained, crate trained and her foster mom is working with her on basic commands of “Sit” and “Come.” In just a short time, she is doing great with these!

Typical of young English Springer Spaniels, Mona is an active girl who would thrive best with a fenced yard. She doesn’t just wag her beautiful full tail – she wags her entire body! She loves to carry around a toy or Nylabone in her mouth. She just carries them and does not destroy them.

Mona would greatly benefit from a basic obedience class to help bond with her new owner. She loves to learn and is eager to please. She gets along great with her canine and feline foster siblings. She likes people of all ages and sizes.

Mona is looking forward to her new home. Are you that home?

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 foster home.

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

Contact: Case Manager, Melissa Gorman springersforlife@gmail.com .

Posted: 5/17/17


COOPER
Longwood, FL

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ESRA#:2017-186FL
Status: Adopted
Date:2017-06-15
  
Age:6 years
Gender:Male
Color:L&W Tricolor
Weight:45 lbs
Variety:Bench
Cooper is a very sweet, loving healthy boy who just wants to be loved and by your side. He is very shy at first, but with some patience and TLC, you will win his heart in no time. He always carries something in his mouth, whether it is a bone or a toy. And he watches you with those big loving eyes.

When he first came to his foster home, some large matts need to be cut out of Cooper's coat so he was groomed (he was a very good boy being handled) and his beautiful long ears were cut short to even them out. This tall and lanky boy was only 43 pounds when he arrived but is starting to put on a little weight to hide his bony back. Forty-five pounds will probably be his ideal weight.

Although not an Alpha dog, he would be happiest as an only dog. He is a guarder of toys, bones and his people and doesn’t like sharing them. For the most part, he is getting along with the two dogs in his foster home, but he would like to have all the toys and human attention to himself. He was crated a lot in the past but has done fine uncrated in his foster home.

Cooper loves going for walks and is constantly looking to see if he is doing the right thing. He knows how to use the doggie door and some basic commands. He loves looking for lizards in the back yard. He sleeps at night in a dog bed and waits for you to wake in the morning, then puts his paws on the side of the bed to tell you hello and get petted. He does like to get on the sofa and chairs and be next to you.

This beautiful boy will make a great addition to a loving Forever Family!

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

Contact: ESRA Case Manager, Susan Zuker smitch5@tampabay.rr.com .

Posted: 5/28/17


RUSTY
Gainesville, FL

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ESRA#:2017-90FL
Status: Adopted
Date:2017-06-12
  
Age:7 years
Gender:Male
Color:Liver & White
Weight:50 lbs
Variety:Field
Rusty is a handsome seven-year-old Springer with the energy of a much younger dog. He is liver and white with lots of ticking (freckles) and huge soft brown eyes.

He loves to go for car rides, although initially he is a bit nervous. He calms down and enjoys himself once the trip is underway. Rusty loves toys and playing fetch. When asked, he will fetch the newspaper, mail and even the remote. Rusty enjoys his walks, but his new owner will need to purchase a harness since he pulls like a train on the leash. Some training would also be helpful.

Rusty also loves water and water from the sink! Every time his foster mom runs the bath water, Rusty stands next to the tub acting like he wants to jump in. When the hose is running he puts his whole adorable Springer face into the water while he drinks. He is a very funny boy!

After initial introductions, he is adjusting to the dogs in his foster home. He’s also a Velcro Springer and follows his foster family all over the house. Rusty sleeps in his dog bed at night (although he would certainly enjoy sleeping on the bed.

Looking for a happy Springer who will keep you entertained? A buddy that looks at you adoringly and loves to be with you? If so, Rusty the boy for you!

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

Contact: ESRA Case Manager, Susan Zuker smitch5@tampabay.rr.com .

Posted: 3/31/17


MACY
Jacksonville, FL

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ESRA#:2017-84AL
Status: Adopted
Date:2017-06-10
  
Age:7 years
Gender:Female
Color:Liver & White
Weight:38 lbs
Variety:Field
Little Macy is an adorable liver and white Springer girl who is enjoying living inside for the first time in her life. She is one sweet, loving, Velcro Springer and her foster mom says she has a tail like a little bunny rabbit. Macy is a cutie!

She came into rescue heartworm positive but has completed her treatment and is ready for adoption.

Since she began her new life, Macy has gone camping in her foster parent’s RV, learned to walk well on the leash and mastered housetraining perfectly. Macy would prefer to be an only dog and a home without cats would probably be best. She is a typical Springer that loves to prance around the house with a toy or even a water bottle in her mouth. She has also discovered bully sticks!

Macy is still shy with new situations and very submissive. She definitely does not like thunderstorms but relaxes once her foster parents pet and comfort her. She adores attention and tummy rubs and adores being with her people. She sleeps quietly in her dog bed but would get on the people bed if that other pesky dog would allow it!

Macy would love a home of her own, a home where she would have her own yard to run and play, knowing she can come inside for a cuddle when she is ready.

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

Contact: ESRA Case Manager, Susan Zuker smitch5@tampabay.rr.com .

Posted: 5/06/17


LULA
Merritt Island, FL

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ESRA#:2017-103FL
Status: Adopted
Date:2017-05-26
  
Age:3 years
Gender:Female
Color:Liver & White
Weight:25 lbs
Variety:Bench
LulaBelle is a sweet little girl (we do mean little at 25 pounds) but her personality and love of life are at least twice that size.

Lula came to us with skin issues and they are definitely on the mend. Her pretty liver and white coat is starting to grow back with medication and prescription food.

Lula is a Velcro dog. She loves to be with her foster mom and even though she interacts with the resident dogs, she would prefer to be queen of her castle. She loves to snuggle and give kisses and is extremely affectionate. She loves her walks and is well behaved on her leash. Lula is rather shy with new people and will bark until they meet and greet. Then Lula is their new best friend!

Lula knows the commands "Sit," "Stay," "Come" and "No." She is housetrained and crate trained. She loves to be brushed, does not complain when groomed and is cooperative when having her ears cleaned. Lula loves to play with toys and will chase and fetch. Her foster Mom also states she loves water and is so receptive to training she might be a good candidate for agility or therapy dog training. Lula’s previous owner stated Lula is fine with kids but she has not been tested with cats.

Lula will make a great companion for her new adopter. She is a puppy at heart and promises to keep you entertained and loved forever!

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

Contact: ESRA Case Manager, Susan Zuker smitch5@tampabay.rr.com .

Posted: 4/18/17


REGGIE
Little Rock, AR

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ESRA#:2017-52AR
Status: Adopted
Date:2017-05-16
  
Age:4 years
Gender:Male
Color:Liver & White
Weight:50 lbs
Variety:Bench
Introducing Reggie, a big, cute, playful Springer boy looking to share his love with the right Forever Family. He is sweet and smart, fully housetrained, knows many commands (“Sit,” “Down,” “Come,” “Shake” and “Fetch”) and walks nicely on his leash. He is a huge fan of playtime and squeaky toys, especially Kong squeaker tennis balls and stuffed animals that make noises.

Reggie startles easy when approached by exuberant strangers, then warms right up and makes friends when the excitement level drops. Calm greetings are best. For this reason, he would do best in a home without too much hustle and bustle. Once he gets to know people, he is quite welcoming and social. He now greets regular visitors to his foster home by wagging his full tail.

When meeting other dogs for the first time, Reggie can be apprehensive. We think needs to be an only dog or to be carefully introduced by a dog-savvy adopter. He is sharing his foster home with two Springers and a cat and has relaxed around the other dogs and learned to enjoy playing with the female Springer. He is transfixed by the cat and can’t decide whether to make friends or chase.

Mostly, Reggie just wants to be closely bonded to his people. His foster mom describes him as very affectionate and people-oriented, smart, cautious and very keen to please.

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

Contact: ESRA Case Manager, Carol Thalimer springerinquiries@gmail.com .

Posted: 3/18/17


TUCKER
Atlanta, GA

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ESRA#:2016-513AL
Status: Adopted
Date:2017-05-09
  
Age:6 years
Gender:Male
Color:Unique coat
Weight:35 lbs
Variety:Mix
Six-year-old Tucker has made great strides in foster care, after being rescued from a hoarding situation with 12 other dogs in late 2016. He is bright, smart, eager to learn and generally good natured.

Tucker LOVES tennis balls and stuffed animals and can be quite acrobatic when chasing them. He hoards them and will destroy them after some play. He is also catching on with clicker training and has demonstrated an aptitude for K9 Nose Work. Teaching him tricks, K9 Nose Work and other activities that require mental and/or physical exercise would be huge confidence-builders.

This young man would make a nice companion for a Forever Family with the willingness and patience to continue his training and help him settle in. He is a typical Velcro dog who would do best with someone home most of the time. Tucker bonds quickly and will bark when separated from his primary caretaker. He is housetrained and would do fine with other friendly dogs or as an only dog.

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

Contact: Case Manager, Cathy Scheffer gaesradogs@gmail.com .

Posted: 2/03/17


MISSY
Melbourne, FL

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ESRA#:2016-332FL
Status: Adopted
Date:2017-05-01
  
Age:10 years
Gender:Female
Color:Liver & White
Weight:38 lbs
Variety:Bench
Missy is an absolutely gorgeous Springer and don’t let the fact that she is 10 years old fool you. Missy's veterinarian remarked on her beautiful teeth and pronounced her fit and healthy. Missy is even a delight at the groomers.
Missy is a talker! She is an absolute delight when she sings her Springer Woo Woo.

Missy is blind. She is amazing at getting around in familiar places and is great with other dogs in her foster home. She follows the Cavalier King George Spaniel all through the house when she hears his collar and tags rattling! Her treatment is one drop of medicine in her eyes once a day. Her drops are quite inexpensive.

Missy is sweet as can be. She loves belly rubs, cuddling and unconditional love. Missy would like a Forever Family who will work with her on commands and be patient as she settles into her Forever Home. She needs to be leashed walk until she is familiar with her fenced yard.

Anyone who has adopted a blind dog will tell you the dog has adapted easily and has a special place in her adopter’s heart. Missy will bring joy to her adopter and her adopter will bring joy to Missy!

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

Contact: ESRA Case Manager, Susan Zuker smitch5@tampabay.rr.com .

Posted: 10/01/16

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