WEST MIDWEST NORTHEAST SOUTHEAST CANADA SHELTERS

RECENTLY ADOPTED SPRINGERS
SOUTHEAST REGION

 

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


TASHA
Tampa, FL

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ESRA#:2016-518AL
Status: Adopted
Date:2017-09-05
  
Age:11 years
Gender:Female
Color:Black & White
Weight:30 lbs
Variety:Mix
Tasha is a pretty, liver and white female and is always ready for a hug.
She is spayed, up to date on all her vaccinations and heartworm negative. That’s what we like to see!

Per her foster Dad, Tasha is a sweetheart. She can be a bit shy at first but quickly gets over that when she realizes love and affection are being offered by her human.

Did we mention that Tasha adores hugs? She also gives them. Tasha will get up on her hind legs, put her paws on your shoulders and hug you right back! She is a Velcro dog, always wanting to be with her people and is eager to sit on your lap. She loves the other dogs in her foster home but likes to be front and center when affection is being offered.

Tasha has a little gray on her face but don’t let that fool you! Unlike human ladies, she does not have access to a hair stylist.

Tasha is a lovely Springer patiently waiting for her Forever Home. How about you? A lifetime of Springer hugs and kisses await her new family.

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

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

Posted: 2/14/17


HENRY
Atlanta, GA

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ESRA#:2017-136GA
Status: Adopted
Date:2017-09-05
  
Age:3 years
Gender:Male
Color:Liver & White
Weight:58 lbs
Variety:Bench
Introducing Henry, the 58-pound Springer lap dog and magician! Henry is super smart and can unlatch gates and open doors. This may be how he escaped a previous home and ended up in custody of animal control and then ESRA. He will most definitely need a Forever Home with a secure fence and locks on all doors and gates.

Henry is your typical Velcro Springer: friendly, playful and well behaved. He knows “Sit” and “Stay” and walks nicely on his leash. In foster care, he gobbles his dinner down but then sits and nicely waits while the resident dogs finish their meals. He loves to be groomed and takes treats gently and politely.

He is an active guy with a high prey drive who wants to run and play and chase away the birds and squirrels. For this reason, he needs a home without cats or other small animals. Some other playful dogs would be a plus. He’s good with kids, adults, men, women, young and old – he loves every human.

He has a unique profile due to an issue with his jawline that is not causing Henry any pain. “We think it’s just something special he was born with so we’d pick him out of a crowd and know for sure he was awesome,” says his foster mom.

Unfortunately, Henry will need to be less active for a few months while he undergoes heartworm treatment. For this reason, we are open to a foster-to-adopt situation for this sweet boy. He is only three years old, so once he gets the all clear from his veterinarian, he should have many years of romps in the yard and walks through the park in his future.

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

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

Posted: 5/31/17


KONA
Baton Rouge, LA

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ESRA#:2017-201LA
Status: Adopted
Date:2017-09-05
  
Age:4 years
Gender:Female
Color:Liver & White
Weight:45 lbs
Variety:Bench
Looking for a sweet, smart and fun-loving companion? Kona just might be the Springer girl for you! This little lady LOVES to hold hands and will happily offer her paw to any interested humans. She is friendly and outgoing and meets people nicely. Need to water your garden? She will supervise and wait impatiently for a chance to drink that fresh, cold water right out of the hose.

Kona appears to have completed some obedience training in the past. She is generally well-behaved and obeys basic commands. She is also an excellent watchdog.

Her social skills with other dogs are a work in progress. Really, she is much more interested in hanging out with humans than with other dogs. We think she would do well with older children but might overwhelm smaller kids. She is co-existing peacefully in a foster home with several other dogs and (after a little bit of a rocky beginning) ignores most of them but has made a couple doggie friends. She would probably be happiest as the only pet in her family. Cats would not be safe around Kona.

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

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

Posted: 7/20/17


LUCKY
Baton Rouge, LA

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ESRA#:2016-551AR
Status: Adopted
Date:2017-08-28
  
Age:5 years
Gender:Male
Color:Liver & White
Weight:50 lbs
Variety:Bench
Lucky came into the care of ESRA in November of 2016 from a shelter in Arkansas. He has some medical needs, so his ideal foster home ended up being in Baton Rouge, LA. Aptly named, Lucky found ESRA just in time!

In spite of a severely dislocated elbow on his left front leg, stoic Lucky is a pretty high-energy fellow. He's quite social with other dogs and has shown absolutely NO aggression. He appears to be a leader dog and has taken charge of his foster brothers and sisters since the previous leader in his current pack moved on. He's very much a typical young Springer boy and is sweet and gentle.

Lucky is a happy boy and a Velcro Springer who loves human companionship. He will greet you with a lick! He is also VERY visual and loves chasing a light of any kind, whether it be a flashlight or sun reflecting on a door. He’s just an all-around fantastic dog who will make someone a great companion once his orthopedic issues are addressed. He’d do well with other dogs too!

Lucky’s medical needs have earned him status as one of ESRA’s “Special Needs” dogs. You can read more about his journey by clicking on the Special Needs Icon at the top of this screen. It is our hope to repair his badly damaged limb to enable him to live an active, pain-free life. Once we have accomplished that goal, Lucky will be looking for a special family to call his very own.

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

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

Posted: 4/17/17


ABBY
Tampa, FL

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ESRA#:2016-584NC
Status: Adopted
Date:2017-08-22
  
Age:8 years
Gender:Female
Color:Liver & White
Weight:55 lbs
Variety:Bench
Abby is an adorable, lovely, 8-year-old girl with energy to spare! Abby sports a beautiful long tail and has lots of freckles on her legs and muzzle. You can see in her photos that she knows how to sit up – she doesn’t only do this for treats, but also when she wants attention from her foster mom.

Her foster mom describes her as sweet, well mannered and loving. She is smart as a whip and learned to use the doggie door right away. Abby also likes to ride in the car and is very well behaved at the vet.

Abby is an Alpha female. She does not get along with other dogs, especially small dogs. Cats would be out of the question for this prey-driven girl. However, Abby will do great as the only dog in her Forever Home. She adores people and is a wonderful, affectionate, companion.

She is very excited about having a new family. She would love to be the queen in your castle and live with you like royalty forever!

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

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

Posted: 1/19/17


GUNNER
Fort Myers, FL

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Now healthy and happy!

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ESRA#:2017-102AL
Status: Adopted
Date:2017-08-19
  
Age:3 years
Gender:Male
Color:Liver & White
Weight:59 lbs
Variety:Mix
Gunner came to ESRA as an honorary Springer when he was left in a rural Alabama shelter with two broken legs after being hit by a car twice in as many weeks. Only one of the two broken legs could be saved. It has now healed nicely and Gunner is cleared for normal activity and ready to find his Forever Family.


Hullo! Remember me? It's Gunner! And I'm LOOKING FOR LOVE. Oh yes I am. So, about me:

I'm a three-year-old very handsome male. Single, can't have children of my own, but would love, love, LOVE to have a child to play with, if you have one. Yes, I would.

I'm done with that doctor vet man. He says I am healed and pretty darn close to perfect so I don't have to go back except for my regular yearly checks.

I'm a lover. I like pretty much everyone (and everything). I like the birdies, rabbits and the ducks and I am super friendly with the dogs I see every day when I walk.

I'm an active boy. I go to daycare and I mix and play with the other dogs there (both big and small) and I also romance some of the women who work there. Yup, I'm a lover and they all love me.

Watching me on the stairs scares my foster mom a little because I'm so fast (especially going down) but stairs don't scare me. I can jump up and I can jump down.

I love bones but I am very polite and if my foster mom takes the bone away from me (because she thinks I've had too much) I don't growl and I don't try to stop her. My manners are just too good to even think about doing that.

I'm fully housetrained and will let you know when I need to go out. Sometimes I will try to trick you just to go out, but you'll catch on. If you just happen to have a yard that I can't escape from, that would be great.

I love cuddles, and belly rubs and treats (Treats! Did someone say treats????) and car rides, and I'm just about the best dog you could ever want.

Are you my Perfect Match? Let's meet and see if we are a match. I'm ready. Are you?

Love, Gunner

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

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

Posted: 4/12/17


BANDIT
Orlando, FL

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ESRA#:2017-185AL
Status: Adopted
Date:2017-08-04
  
Age:8 years
Gender:Male
Color:Liver & White
Weight:50 lbs
Variety:Bench
Be warned – handsome Bandit will steal your heart! This distinguished gentleman loves family life and wants nothing more than to spend time with his people. He is a great dog, described as friendly, loyal, well behaved and devoted.

Bandit spent the first seven and a half years with his original family, but they left him behind when they moved. His caretakers kept him outside, which was not okay with this Velcro Springer. When he protested by barking for attention, they turned him over to a local shelter. He was quickly adopted by a loving family, who contacted rescue when the resident cats were not accepting of a new dog.

Bandit gets along well with other dogs but doesn’t understand that cats don’t like to play chase. (He doesn't want to hurt them.) He is very human-oriented and prefers to spend his time right in the same room as his people. He is healthy, neutered and uses a doggie door. Bandit is ready to start the next chapter of his life and share his love with his Forever Family.

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

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

Posted: 5/20/17


MIA
Murfreesboro, TN

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ESRA#:2017-114TN
Status: Adopted
Date:2017-08-02
  
Age:3 years
Gender:Female
Color:Liver & White
Weight:50 lbs
Variety:Bench
Hello everyone! My name is Mia and I simply want to play… and take long walks… and oh yeah, I want to be loved. I came to ESRA after my second owner was unable to spend quality time with me. She said I was too hyper. I kept telling her I was a Springer. She said I was too smart. I kept telling her I was a Springer. She said I demanded too much of her attention… and I kept telling her I was a Springer. However, I am very grateful she realized I was too much dog for her.

Since coming into ESRA, I have been fostered by a loving family that has three Springers of their own. I have done my very best to fit into the pack. I love to play with my foster brother and sisters so I would do well with a family that already has a dog, but I would be just as good if I was the only dog in the house.

I have a great love for tennis balls and will chase them all through the back hard for hours. My foster father says that I am a natural athlete and could easily be selected in the NFL draft. Because of my athletic skills, I can “spring” over the low fence and even though I don’t go very far, you do have to keep an eye on me.

I have also discovered the joy of taking long walks on a leash, which is something I did not do in my former life. Because I am so strong, I tend to pull, but with some work, I am slowly catching on. At night I sleep in my crate because my foster home has other dogs. I cry for a few minutes but eventually I settle down, but I will let you know when it is time to get up in the morning.

My previous owner sent me to a trainer but never worked with me afterwards. With some patience and practice (my foster family has my training manuals with commands), I am easily on the way to being the best Springer ever. So if you have some love, I will love you right back.

Love, Mia

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

Contact: ESRA Case Manager , Rachel Powell southesra@gmail.com .

Posted: 4/04/17


SCOOTER
Jackson, MS

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ESRA#:2017-127AR
Status: Adopted
Date:2017-08-01
  
Age:5 years
Gender:Male
Color:Black & White
Weight:44 lbs
Variety:Bench
Introducing Scooter, a sweet, friendly guy turned over to ESRA by an Arkansas shelter that saw a deserving dog who needed a second chance in life. All shelter, rescue and veterinary care folks agree that Scooter is a nice boy with a lot of love to share. This beautiful boy is shy, sensitive and obedient if he knows what is desired. He responds well to positive reinforcement in the form of tiny treats and a soft voice. He is afraid of loud voices, thunder/lightening, lots of people/activity.

Scooter has just completed his heartworm treatment and is feeling much better. He does have some allergy issues which can be easily controlled with a special diet, monthly flea preventatives and a few simple steps, like living in a clean, healthy home environment where his bedding is washed regularly.

His ideal family would be a quiet household with someone home much of the time, either all adults or with older kids who respect dogs. He needs access to a fenced yard (and prefers a human to open the door for him instead of a doggie door), though the yard can be on the small side. Except for potty breaks, he prefers to spend his time indoors. Scooter's days of living on his own are over and he is ready to be part of family life.

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

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

Posted: 6/28/17


PEPPER
Mount Pleasant, SC

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ESRA#:2017-5SC
Status: Adopted
Date:2017-08-01
  
Age:3 years
Gender:Male
Color:Black & White
Weight:53 lbs
Variety:Bench
Pepper is a happy-go-lucky young boy who never gives up an opportunity for a belly rub. He is shy upon first meeting, then quickly warms up to people. He is affectionate, happy, with a huge desire to be included in all you do.

He becomes excited when the leash is pulled out as he knows it’s time for a walk or beloved car ride. Pepper is interested in everything while walking and does spend some time sniffing, so reminders to move along are necessary for him. He seems to be interested in the squirrels, but not birds.

Pepper enjoys playing with pull toys as well as with a resident Springer in foster care. He gets along well with other dogs, cats and people. Pepper would do best with another calm, easy-going dog, as well as a fairly active Forever Family willing to take him on lots of walks. He knows Sit, Stay, and Come. Pepper sleeps in a dog bed at night with his people close by. He is housetrained, quiet, and obedient. Won’t you consider this precious boy as part of your family today?

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 Pepper.

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

Posted: 7/14/17


CHICO MAN
Mount Pleasant, SC

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ESRA#:2017-213SC
Status: Adopted
Date:2017-07-26
  
Age:10 years
Gender:Male
Color:Liver & White
Weight:42 lbs
Variety:Bench

THINKING ABOUT BRINGING A SENIOR SPRINGER INTO YOUR FAMILY? Read why rescuing Senior Springers is a top priority for ESRA.
Chico Man is a beautiful, sweet, and very affectionate little boy very deserving of a Forever Home at age 10. He sure does not act his age. He is happy trotting freely around in safe areas and walks well on leash with no pulling. He does get excited when he sees the leash pulled out -- so be prepared to go! Chico knows how to sit, stay, and come. He would prefer to sleep with his humans all night long. Be aware, he is an early riser then back to bed for more cuddling!

Chico would prefer to be in a home where he is not left alone very often. Chico is great with other dogs of all sizes, and cats too. To have another companion to hang with would be ideal. He has no interest in chasing wildlife any more. Chico loves to ride in a car, settling in quite nicely. Since he is an older dog, going to a house without young children is probably best. He probably wouldn’t mind a visit from time to time.

Why Chico? He will make some lucky family a great companion, one you could take anywhere with you. He is a gentle soul packaged in an adorable little body, ready to go to the perfect 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 Chico Man.

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

Posted: 6/28/17


JOHN
Atlanta, GA

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ESRA#:2017-171GA
Status: Adopted
Date:2017-07-24
  
Age:6 months
Gender:Male
Color:B&W Tricolor
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.

John is a sweet, unflappable guy who showed some interest in retrieving. He loves playing with the tug toy. He is a very trainable fellow and should fit into just about any home.

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 John.

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

Posted: 6/22/17


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:6 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:6 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:5 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


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:6 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

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