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SUNNY
Northridge, CA

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ESRA#:2017-137CA
Status: Adopted
Date:2017-05-26
  
Age:3 years
Gender:Male
Color:Liver & White
Weight:53 lbs
Variety:Field
Click here to see Sunny running and playing!
Hello, everyone! My name is Sunny, and I am looking for a new Forever Home. I hope it will be one with a large yard and another dog to play with. And if there are children who live there, that would make all my dreams come true!

I am a typical young Springer who enjoys being with people of all ages. There are lots of other Springers at my foster home, and I love playing and hanging out with them. When I first came here, I was very scared and shied away from everything. Now, though, there seems to be something new to learn every day, and that is lots of fun.

I love to play ball, go for long walks, and romp in a wading pool. I’ve never tried swimming in a big pool, but that might be lots of fun, too. Mostly, though, I'll have fun just being with a family that I can love and who will love me back. Could that family be yours?

Your new best friend,
Sunny


From Sunny’s foster mom: Sunny is a young Springer who is full of love! Sunny's owner was too ill to keep him. Because she wanted to find a great new home for him, she called ESRA for assistance. Sunny was living in a household that included a young boy and a dog-savvy cat. Sunny was his owner’s constant companion, and he is a true Velcro Springer.

This handsome boy has wonderful manners both inside and outside the house. He will Sit on command, and he walks well on leash. We would encourage his new family to enroll Sunny in an obedience class, as this will not only let him know what is expected of him but will increase the bonding between Sunny and his new owners.

What are some of Sunny's favorite things? Well, he absolutely loves to cuddle--on the couch, on your lap, or in your bed. He also loves to eat, and he will actually sing for his supper!

Sunny is a healthy boy who is up to date on his shots, has been neutered, and is microchipped. He is housetrained and has been learning how to use a doggie door. The ideal new Forever Home for Sunny will be one with another dog for him to play with. He would benefit from having someone at home most of the time with him and, as mentioned above, he would absolutely love to have children to play and cuddle with.

This healthy, happy young guy is looking for a fun and loving Forever Family who will include him in all their adventures. Do you have the time to devote to Sunny and a place in your heart and family for this wonderful boy? If so, please have an approved adoption application on file before contacting his foster mom at the e-mail address below.

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

Contact: Caryn Pola rescuespringers@hotmail.com .

Posted: 5/09/17


SAGE
Magna, UT

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ESRA#:2016-561UT
Status: Adopted
Date:2017-05-21
  
Age:6 years
Gender:Male
Color:Liver & White
Weight:50 lbs
Variety:Field
Sage is a sweet, loving dog. He’s quite the handsome guy, too, as you can see from his pictures!

Sage has shown some anxiety and may exhibit typical signs of fear if cornered. He does well with other dogs and will be a great fit for the right Forever Family.  

Additional information regarding Sage will be posted shortly, so please make sure to check back! For specific details about Sage, please contact his coordinator at the link provided below.

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

Contact: Coordinator , DeLon & Lindy Garbett delon_lindy@yahoo.com .

Posted: 3/09/17


CURLY
Phoenix, AZ

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ESRA#:2012-755NV
Status: Adopted
Date:2017-05-11
  
Age:6 years
Gender:Male
Color:B&W Tricolor
Weight:40 lbs
Variety:Mix
Click here to see Curly in action!
Curly is a happy and energetic tri-color Springer Spaniel mix. He was saved from being euthanized four years ago and recently returned to ESRA due to a major change in his family. He's doing great in his foster home but needs a new home of his very own.

Curly is very active and wants an active mom and/or dad who is ready for a happy boy.  He is happy-go-lucky and loves to play with toys.

He has learned quickly to Sit, Stay and not jump up and kiss you. Given the chance, however, he would love to share his love with anyone who wants love.  He's quite adaptable and seems to enjoy any game you can come up with! He loves going to the dog park, gets along with other dogs and lives to play.

Curly likes children, but they need to be old enough to understand how to play with him. If you have an active home and want a dog who will do everything with you, then Curly could be the dog for you!

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

Contact: Foster Home, Lee Tyo tyo9758@yahoo.com .

Posted: 7/29/16


MAGGIE
Seattle, WA

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ESRA#:2014-10CO
Status: Adopted
Date:2017-04-29
  
Age:6 years
Gender:Female
Color:Liver & White
Weight:45 lbs
Variety:Bench
Magnolia True "Maggie" is a six-year-old liver-and-white female looking for a new Forever Home where she can be the only dog.   Currently Maggie is living with other dogs and cats and is not happy. Her family has turned to ESRA for help to find Maggie the perfect Forever Home where she can be the only dog.

Maggie's favorite things are being with her people both inside and out, walks, hikes, sniffing, swimming, learning new tricks, cuddling and -- did we mention sniffing?

Maggie is used to being allowed on the furniture (including beds) and wants to continue to do this in her new home.  At night Maggie prefers to sleep in her crate beside her humans’ bed.   Maggie doesn't like to be left alone, so a retired family or someone that works from home will be high on her wish list.

Maggie does not like other dogs or cats.  Her current family has worked very hard to help her get over this, but she has not changed. Therefore, being the only dog is a must for her.  Maggie has no experience with small children, so we don't know if she would like them; teenagers would be fine, though.  

In her new home, Maggie will need a fenced yard but one with no dogs living on the other side in the neighbors’ yards.  She is an active girl who may do best in a rural area.   Maggie is loving, playful, obedient and gentle with her family.  She loves to play and knows many commands such as Sit, Down, Stay and Come. She also does advanced commands such as high-fives and roll over.

Maggie is house and crate trained, up to date on preventative vaccinations and microchipped.  Like many Springers, she gets the occasional ear infection and she takes a daily pill for urinary leakage.  Maggie is good with the groomer.

Currently Maggie lives in a rural area and is used to a daily walk or run.  She loves to swim and is very happy when she gets to play in the water.  Maggie rides well in a car.

If you would like to meet Maggie, please fill out an adoption application today.

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

Contact: Barb Doolin livernwhite@comcast.net .

Posted: 3/13/17


REBA
Albuquerque, NM

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ESRA#:2016-421NM
Status: Adopted
Date:2017-04-29
  
Age:6 years
Gender:Female
Color:L&W Tricolor
Weight:42 lbs
Variety:Bench
Miss Reba is a playful little character. She is so adaptable to her people and circumstances. She comes into a new situation and makes herself right at home. Reba is a happy and enthusiastic girl who wants to participate in your routine and your life.

Reba came into ESRA's care a little overweight and it was important for us to help her lose some weight for her FHO (Femoral Head Ostectomy) surgery.  The head of her femur was almost out of the socket, which is a painful condition which that she had lived with for a long time.  Her surgery was a success and her rehab has gone extremely well thanks to the amazing care of her foster mom.  Reba now has the “all clear” from her vet to go to her Forever Home. She now goes on daily walks of ten blocks. She will never be a jogging or hiking partner, though, but looks forward to her neighborhood walks and navigates the stairs in her foster home with no problems.

Reba plays with toys, snuggles, follows you from room to room and gives the sweetest little kisses. She rides well in the car and enjoys car rides. We have found that she responds best to a gentle leader on her walks. Due to the fact that she protected her hip all those years, children over the age of ten would be best for her. Large dogs and dogs that engage in rough-style play would not be the best fit for Reba, either.

If you think this funny little Springer girl might fit into your family and your heart, please contact us.

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

Contact: Coordinator, Ronnie Riner ronnieriner@gmail.com .

Posted: 3/27/17


CICI
Dallas, TX

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ESRA#:2016-506TX
Status: Adopted
Date:2017-04-28
  
Age:1 years
Gender:Female
Color:Black & White
Weight:50 lbs
Variety:Field
Meet our gorgeous supermodel, CiCi!  No fault of her own, at only eleven months old, she already had two families and had landed in a shelter.  Her ESRA foster family fell for her immediately and formally made her "theirs."  Unfortunately, they have had to make the tearfully heartbreaking decision to find her another home as an only dog.

Cici is tall, lean, leggy and gorgeous with a beautifully gentle temperament.  She is a stunning athlete who needs time and room to be a field-bred Springer. While an active girl, her greatest need is companionship. She will be content to sit on your lap and gratefully accept your adoration.  She is ridiculously affectionate -- the world's largest love bug. She loves to run and play and is doing an exceptional job keeping the squirrels out of the yard.  

Cici is housetrained, crate trained and doggy door trained. Her adoptive family may want to crate her when left alone, as she is still a young pup learning all the rules. However, she is frequently left out of her crate when her foster family leaves because they have dog doors and having lots to keep her occupied outside seems to keep her out of trouble.  Her foster family has worked diligently on her "good manners" training and making great progress. She has learned to sit to be petted and given treats and is learning the Stay command. We expect that she would be fantastic with children. She would be happiest with her family around much of the time. 

Cici is not fond of sharing her toys nor her food with other dogs. Therefore, we prefer to place her as the only "princess" in the home. Having said that, we would like her to still be able to socialize and romp with other dogs at the dog park or play dates, as she fares very well in that environment and enjoys it so. She is unknown with cats.

Cici is very healthy, current on vaccinations, heartworm negative, spayed and microchipped.

Cici is a truly amazingly exceptional Springer. Please contact her Case Manager if you can make Cici's life the best ever!

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

Contact: Beth Maryan beth.maryan@gmail.com .

Posted: 11/17/16


RUBY
Dallas, TX

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ESRA#:2016-583OK
Status: Adopted
Date:2017-04-28
  
Age:10 years
Gender:Female
Color:Black & White
Weight:45 lbs
Variety:Bench

Thinking about bringing Ruby or another wonderful Senior Springer into your family? Read why rescuing Senior Springers is a top priority for ESRA.
UPDATE, 4/7/17: It appears that Ruby is younger than we originally estimated--possibly ten or eleven. She is now an active senior in amazing shape who would love long daily walks. Ruby jumps and spins when you arrive home. She wrestles and plays with the Springer youngsters in her foster home. She jumps up and down on the furniture and in the car, freely and comfortably. She will dart after the squirrels. There is a young Springer behind that graying face! Ruby would make an amazing member of a family with children or grandchildren. There is no dog more gentle. Ruby is the dearest, sweetest, kindest, easiest, and most adorable senior dog--a true gem!
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We can guarantee the special family who adopts this lovely senior girl will find a slice of heaven in Ruby.

Welcome to ESRA, Miss Ruby.  She is a true gem!  Ruby is undeniably the sweetest, kindest, most gentle soul.  She is incredibly well-mannered, asking permission before she does anything.  She adores all people and gets along famously with all dogs. We are guessing she is somewhere around eleven years old. 

Ruby was dropped at the city shelter by a family member after her owner was moved to assisted living. Unfortunately, Ruby was in pretty rough shape -- suffering from severe ear and skin infections, flea infestation and significant hair loss.  But her sweet, loving and gentle personality shone brightly.

Ruby would be happiest with a family who is home much of the time.  She is all Velcro, following her foster mom's every step.  She is beautifully behaved and housetrained. She gets excited at meal time and will bark in anticipation.  One of her favorite pastimes is stalking squirrels and sunning on the deck.  She is a riot! She would really enjoy a canine companion.  We expect she would do well with young children, as long as she was treated respectfully.  Ruby might need several weeks to settle into her Forever Family, as she has experienced lots of upheaval in her senior years. She hopes to find a family who will allow her to snuggle on the couch and in your bed.  

The vet finds Ruby to be in good health.  And, it comes as no surprise, Ruby is mostly deaf.  Her blood work and urinalysis were good.  Her skin and ears are clearing up.  She has mild allergies, but a daily dose of Apoquel seems to be doing the trick.  She is heartworm negative.  She is on daily Proin for incontinence, which is working perfectly, as well.  Her energy level has really increased; she is feeling great!  Ruby just needs a little time now for her coat to grow back in shiny and healthy and her ears and feathering to grow in. She'll be a movie star!  

We cannot say enough about this awesome, deserving senior. Please reach out to her Case Manager if you have already fallen for this beautiful senior lady.

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

Contact: Beth Maryan beth.maryan@gmail.com .

Posted: 2/07/17


SHAWN
Dallas, TX

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ESRA#:2016-581TX
Status: Adopted
Date:2017-04-28
  
Age:15 months
Gender:Male
Color:Liver & White
Weight:40 lbs
Variety:Field
We are looking for a very special adopter for our darling, lovable, goofy pup named Shawn.

Unfortunately, Shawn's upbringing was unusually isolated -- his exposure to people and other dogs was limited to his human family. Without a fenced yard and living in close proximity to a highway, Shawn lived most of his life inside the house and/or a crate without proper exercise for an energetic Springer.  The lack of proper socialization has presented Shawn with some challenges.

Shawn is uncomfortable meeting strangers. He wants so badly to wiggle in excitement but his response is instead very tentative. After a brief meeting, he is a bouncy, ridiculously affectionate love bug. But, his family will need to work diligently with him making each encounter with strangers a wonderfully positive experience.  As young as he is, he should grow into a trusting and confident young man before you know it. His family will require some patience and understanding and let him approach others on his own terms. The same goes for meeting other dogs.  Otherwise, he is a perfectly "normal," silly, playful, mischievous, energetic Springer! Oh, and did we mention gorgeous?

We believe Shawn would benefit from and thoroughly enjoy another dog in the home as a playmate. A single-dog home for Shawn will certainly be considered, though.  Having been raised with young children, Shawn adores them.  Yet, we prefer to place him with a family with older or no children.  He needs structure and a family who has lots of time to share. He is housetrained and crate trained, and like most young Springers, needs leash work.  Shawn is a great passenger in the car.  He is unknown with cats.

Shawn is in excellent health, neutered, current on all routine vetting and shots, on monthly heartworm and flea prevention and he is microchipped.

Shawn is so ready to embark on an entirely differently life as a beloved family member.  Hold on world-- here he comes!  

Please contact his Case Manager if you are a perfect match.

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

Contact: Beth Maryan beth.maryan@gmail.com .

Posted: 2/22/17


ROCKY
Dallas, TX

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ESRA#:2017-111TX
Status: Adopted
Date:2017-04-28
  
Age:7 years
Gender:Male
Color:Black & White
Weight:60 lbs
Variety:Bench
Meet tall, dark, handsome and fabulous Rocky! Rocky is in search of a home fit for a king. He's always smiling, always wiggling, and is quite the "talker."

Rocky loves his walks and gets super excited when he sees the leash come out.  He hops in the car at any chance he gets to go anywhere and everywhere.  He's quite social and has never met a stranger.  You can take this guy anywhere.  He loves playing fetch and loves to trot around with a stuffed toy in his mouth.  Rocky adores your attention and craves your affection.  His coat is long, silky and gorgeous!  He was a great client at the groomer.  While he needs to learn some basic commands, he is very well-behaved and obedient.  Thus far, we have not seen any bad habits.  He's housetrained and seems to be fine in a crate, although trustworthy when left alone in the house.

Rocky was surrendered to the shelter due to his inability to get along with his lifelong canine buddy.  He has fared quite well in his foster home with the other dogs and really seems to enjoy their company, along with wrestling and playing chase with them.  However, so he does not have to be uprooted from a family again, we prefer to place him as an only dog or perhaps with a submissive female.  

Rocky will need a couple of weeks to settle in his new home, as he can be a bit anxious with big changes.  We also believe he would be happiest with a stay/work-at-home family.  We're comfortable placing him in a home with older children.  He's shown us nothing but a beautiful temperament, as nothing seems to upset him.

Other than being ten pounds overweight, Rocky is in excellent health.  His ideal weight is around fifty pounds.  He's already lost a few of those.  His adopter must feed him a healthy food and provide ample daily walks and exercise in the yard.  He is heartworm negative, on monthly heartworm prevention, neutered, current on shots and microchipped.  

Please reach out to Rocky's Coordinator if you are the perfect match for this handsome Springer with the movie-star looks!

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

Contact: Beth Maryan beth.maryan@gmail.com .

Posted: 4/07/17


TUCKER
Westminster, CO

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ESRA#:2017-39UT
Status: Adopted
Date:2017-04-27
  
Age:5 years
Gender:Male
Color:Liver & White
Weight:64 lbs
Variety:Bench
Meet handsome Tucker!

Tucker came to ESRA as a low energy, rather sad boy who clearly needed love and attention.  His nails were overgrown and had to be clipped to allow him to walk without pain. He was about fifteen pounds overweight and had little interest in exercise.  His foster parents turned all that around.  

We discovered that he had a low thyroid and he now is maintained on a daily low dose of thyroid, an inexpensive medication.  His active foster parents have introduced him to the joys of running and walking and now he can’t wait for his walks and runs. From single half-mile walks, he has progressed to three-mile runs.  His diligent foster mom has introduced him to healthy eating habits and he has already lost seven pounds and continues to move toward his ideal weight. His dry skin is helped by a daily fish oil supplement.

His foster mom says:  

Tucker is the sweetest, gentlest boy. He is a dream Springer with a happy wagging tail most of his waking moments. He is so relaxed. He is happy to spend his day resting by the feet of his foster mom, or snuggling up on the couch after dinner. But, when it's time to walk or run, things get exciting. He runs to the front door and sits patiently until he gets his leash secured. A no-pull harness helps, as Tucker does pull a little on leash. He loves all dogs and people that we meet on our walks or runs and likes to stop for a quick sniff and a wag.  


Tucker responds to Sit, Stay, and Come along with responding instantly to his name.  He sleeps through the night and is happy getting up at 6:30 during the week, or waiting until 8:00 or later on the weekends. He will let you know when he needs to go out. He was very shy when he first arrived in Colorado, but he has really opened up in the last few weeks.  He has become a little more adventurous, but still makes sure that one of his foster parents is in sight. Tucker is initially protective of his family until he has been introduced to new people in his home.  

This handsome boy is ready for his Forever Family.  Let us know if you think Tucker might be the dog for your family!

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

Contact: Barb Doolin livernwhite@comcast.net .

Posted: 3/15/17


BELLA
Westminster, CO

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ESRA#:2013-889CO
Status: Adopted
Date:2017-04-26
  
Age:6 years
Gender:Female
Color:Liver & White
Weight:25 lbs
Variety:Bench
Bella is a petite little Springer that we like to call a “Pocket Springer” because she is so tiny you could carry her around in your pocket. Bella is a very sweet, affectionate little girl; she does not whine or bark when left alone. Bella follows her foster parents wherever they go and always elicits comments from strangers about how cute she is!

Bella is housetrained and likes to cuddle up next to you on the couch or at bedtime. She will, however, happily sleep in her crate. Bella is good in the car and could use a little practice with her obedience skills. She is a very smart little Springer, and has learned so much simply from being in a routine. A good refresher course in obedience skills will make her “the dream pet.” Bella does have a high prey drive, so a home without cats would be ideal. 

Bella would do best in an adult home. She does not do well with babies and young children. Bella’s perfect Forever Home is one where she is the only dog. She does relish being the center of attention and would rather not share her humans with other dogs.

Bella enjoys daily walks and playtime with her tennis ball. She would thrive in a home where she can cuddle, go on walks and play ball with you. Bella is a devoted and loving companion just waiting for her Forever Home. If Bella is perfect for you, please contact us to inquire about meeting this little lady. To ensure that a perfect match for Bella is found, we will need approved applicants to visit with her in person.

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 Bella.

Contact: Foster Home, Dave Smith b_dave_smith@comcast.net .

Posted: 3/15/17


RANGER
Auburn, CA

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ESRA#:2012-981UT
Status: Adopted
Date:2017-04-15
  
Age:5 years
Gender:Male
Color:Black & White
Weight:43 lbs
Variety:Field
Ranger was first adopted from ESRA as a puppy in 2012. He has been living the good life since then with his loving human parents, who have considered him their "child in a fur coat." However, circumstances have changed. His mom and dad now have a young son, an infant, and busy jobs. Taking into consideration their family's needs as well as Ranger's best interests, his parents are looking to find a new home for him where he will receive the time and attention he deserves.

Looking for a running partner? If so, this is the guy for you. His dad regularly runs long distances, training for marathons. Not a runner but prefer to walk? Ranger has pretty good leash manners, and he enjoys a good walk. Ranger also loves going into the water and chasing balls (with the emphasis on chasing rather than returning them!). Ranger is happiest when he has open space to run freely. If there is a big stick handy that he can carry in his mouth while running, all the better. Getting the proper amount of exercise is essential to this sweet boy's health and happiness.

One of Ranger's great attributes is how nicely he behaves indoors. He spends three quarters of his time inside the house, where he is calm and relaxed. While he used to sleep in the bedroom with his human mom and dad, Ranger decided that he was missing out on his beauty sleep when the baby cried. So he now sleeps on his dog bed in the living room, but he also has the choice of a crate with an open door when he wants extra privacy. Ranger sleeps through the night with no fuss, and he does not jump on the furniture.

This boy is great with kids and is totally trustworthy. The two-year-old can roll all over Ranger and put his hand into the dog's dish while the he is eating, and Ranger will tolerate this without complaint. Ranger is also good with other dogs. He has spent time on sleepovers with his human grandparents and their dogs without incident. He used to spend a fair amount of time in dog parks, where it didn’t take long before he would have a long line of dogs chasing him. Ranger prefers to be the one chased rather than the chaser. During his first few years, Ranger had lots of experience with doggie daycare when his mom and dad were off working. He has been well socialized. He knows several commands including Sit, Down, Stay, Roll Over, and Place. He’s not too interested in toys, but if you offer them, make sure they are extra durable. What he loves most is a good elk antler.

Ranger hates loud noises, particularly leaf blowers and vacuum cleaners. He will bark loudly and snap at the air to try to make the machines go away. If someone comes to the door, he announces that with a big voice. He impulsively jumps up when a guest first enters. He does know the command Go to Your Place, so this behavior should be relatively easy to modify. Ranger appears to have a taste for paper, and he enjoys chewing and eating paper and stickers, so it is best to keep those kinds of things out of his path.

Ranger has a very strong prey drive, especially when it comes to squirrels and cats. For this reason, he cannot share a home with kitties or other small critters. Sorry, no exceptions.

In his earlier years, Ranger displayed some anxiety when he was left alone. He would howl, yelp, and do damage to the house. Thankfully, this has not been the case for quite some time. His family can now leave him alone in the house without incident. Of course, at age five, Ranger has matured and is no longer a teenager. His adopters just need to be aware that the anxiety could resurface while he adjusts to his new family and surroundings.

What Ranger wants and needs most are loving, active humans who are experienced with Springers. He requires a family that will include him in their everyday life. Even though Ranger enjoys the outdoors and will gladly entertain himself, he doesn’t want to be out there all day on his own.

Ranger is neutered, microchipped, and up to date on his vaccinations. He takes monthly flea, tick, and heartworm medication, and he has tested heartworm negative. If you think this sweet, affectionate boy will fit into your lifestyle and you wish to give him his Forever Home, we welcome your inquiry.

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

Contact: ESRA Case Manager, Karen Barone kateee@verizon.net .

Posted: 3/12/17


LEVI
Albuquerque, NM

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ESRA#:2016-533NM
Status: Adopted
Date:2017-04-15
  
Age:11 years
Gender:Male
Color:Black & White
Weight:63 lbs
Variety:Field

Thinking about bringing Levi or another wonderful Senior Springer into your family? Read why rescuing Senior Springers is a top priority for ESRA.
Levi is a handsome eleven-year-young gentleman. His owner had a stroke and could no longer care for this boy, so he became an ESRA guy. Levi was, unfortunately, heartworm positive when he arrived. He completed his treatment and is ready to find his perfect home and family. He is a very healthy boy now and his vet was surprised at his age, as he believed he looked and acted much younger.

This boy is a joy to be around. Levi is happily living with four dogs in his foster home.  He does not engage in play. He prefers to do his own thing. But he does get along with the resident dogs and seems to enjoy their company. We feel another canine companion would be good for Levi to help his confidence. He loves his people and wants to be with them all the time. His perfect adopter would be retired, or someone who works from home.  He was previously left alone frequently in the back yard and became frightened of firecrackers and thunder. He should never be left outside in storms due to this fear. Levi will reluctantly go in a crate, but he is not fond of the idea. He is completely house trained and is trustworthy with free roam of the house when you are gone.

Levi isn't a demanding dog, with one exception: He absolutely loves going on car rides. Sometimes when his foster dad comes home from work, Levi jumps in the truck and refuses to get out. His foster dad chuckles, takes him for a spin around the block and Levi then hops out! He will either follow you from room to room or perch where he can keep an eye on you.  He is allowed on furniture and likes to sleep on the foot of the bed.

Levi is a gentle soul who likes all humans and dogs he meets. He is untested with cats, but we feel he would do fine with a feline friend. He really likes his walks, but pulls a little on the leash. The pulling could be easily corrected, as Levi really wants to please his people.

If you would like more information on this truly wonderful Springer gentleman, please fill out an application and contact Levi's case manager.

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

Contact: Coordinator, Ronnie Riner ronnieriner@gmail.com .

Posted: 3/30/17


TOBY
Santa Rosa, CA

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ESRA#:2017-97CA
Status: Adopted
Date:2017-04-14
  
Age:8 years
Gender:Male
Color:Liver & White
Weight:49 lbs
Variety:Bench
Who will be the lucky family that gets to have Toby come into their lives? We know that this adorable boy will make them very happy. He is so cute with his built-in milk mustache, which makes him look as if he is smiling all the time.

Toby has lived with his current family since he was four months old. They love him to pieces, but due to life changes and a great deal of travel for work, Toby is home by himself much of the time. Because they want the best quality of life for him, Toby's owners have made the difficult decision to give him up while he is still young enough to find the Forever Home that will best meet his needs.

This very youthful eight-year-old has a lot of good years left in him. Toby is VERY friendly and curious. He is just the perfect Springer, active when you are but also happy to be a couch potato when you are. He loves toys and carries them around for comfort, but he does not fetch. Toby currently sleeps in his dog bed in the living room, but he does prefer the couch (or your bed). His favorite thing to do is cuddle. He even cuddles with people upon first meeting them. He kisses rather than licks.

Toby is very healthy and is in really good physical shape except for the occasional ear infection, which is typical of many Springers. He is good with children and also with other dogs at the dog park. Toby has never lived with cats, but in his younger years he would chase the neighbor's cat when it came into his yard (which seems only fair!). He can be reactive on leash, but he is well trained. He did attend puppy classes, and he is very smart.

Toby is not crate trained, but he is very trustworthy in the house. He is housetrained, he rides well in cars, and he is very good at the groomer. Our ESRA volunteer fell in love with this boy instantly, and we know that he will be the best companion ever to a family who has time for him and who will include him in their activities. Will you be the lucky family that Toby chooses? If you would like to be considered, 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 Toby.

Contact: ESRA Case Manager, Karen Barone kateee@verizon.net .

Posted: 3/24/17


BROWNIE
Austin, TX

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ESRA#:2011-801TX
Status: Adopted
Date:2017-04-03
  
Age:6 years
Gender:Female
Color:Liver & White
Weight:54 lbs
Variety:Bench
Don't miss out!  Our Brownie is a very special girl.  

Adopted through ESRA in 2011, Brownie has been living a wonderful life; however, her owner feels that Brownie would be happier with someone who can give her more of their time.  It has been a difficult decision to make, but her owner works full time and Brownie is home alone all day.  This creates some anxiety, as Brownie is a very active dog who needs to stay busy.

What would be the ideal home for Brownie?  

1) Someone who is home all or most of the day.  Perhaps a stay-at-home parent or someone who works from home. Brownie needs companionship and playtime to keep from becoming bored.

2) Someone who can give her lots of daily exercise. We feel Brownie needs at least two long walks every day. She currently enjoys her walks and often goes hiking on the weekends.

3) Being the center of attention!  Brownie prefers the company of humans over other dogs.  A typical needy/clingy Springer, she wants to soak up all the loving you can give her.  She's polite with other dogs, but prefers not to share her toys or mom's attention.

4)  An activity would be ideal for Brownie.  She needs to stay mentally engaged. She enjoys training and might excel in competition. There are so many fun activities you can share with your dog and that's exactly what she needs. 

5)  Brownie is a certified therapy dog and it would be wonderful to find someone who would continue and enjoy this experience with her.  

Would your home be the right home for Brownie?  She's looking for a very special adopter and it might be you! 

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

Contact: Sheri Cromwell scromwell@wildblue.net .

Posted: 12/22/16


BEEVE
Dallas, TX

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ESRA#:2016-580TX
Status: Adopted
Date:2017-03-25
  
Age:10 years
Gender:Male
Color:Unique coat
Weight:40 lbs
Variety:Mix

Thinking about bringing Beeve or another wonderful Senior Springer into your family? Read why rescuing Senior Springers is a top priority for ESRA.
Meet our precious Beeve!  Don't let his age fool you. Mr. Beeve has discovered the fountain of youth!  He is sharp, energetic, fit, agile, and he's a squirrel-chasing fool!  He's darling, he's sweet, and he is searching for a family of his own.  We believe Beeve to be a Sprocker.

Beeve has had the good fortune of being a very well-loved dog.  Sadly, his human mom has been very ill for a while now, forcing them to move to an apartment.  She can no longer walk him and there's no outdoor space for Beeve to run and be the pup he loves to be. She wants only the best for him; so, she selflessly reached out to ESRA for help in hopes of bringing the joy and happiness back into this little boy's life.

Beeve's list of "favorites" include chasing squirrels, playing with toys, riding in the car, visiting with everyone he meets and simply loving you.  His “dislikes” -- thunderstorms! He is a treasure.

Beeve can get somewhat anxious on occasion.  Given lots of opportunity to bound around in the yard, go on daily walks and be provided with socialization and lots of one-on-one time, the anxiety disappears.  When alone, he relaxes nicely in his crate.  He's accustomed to snuggling with you on the couch and on the bed.  He's housetrained and crate trained.  He loves children and he loves other dogs, although he can occasionally be a bit bossy.  It's pretty entertaining to see ten-year-old Beeve chasing around the two-year-old Springer. He is a trip!

Beeve is active, strong and very healthy. He has the cutest little body – it looks like he's put in his time at the gym!  He's current on vaccinations, neutered, heartworm negative, on monthly heartworm and flea prevention and he is microchipped.  His blood work came back great.  He also has just had a dental.

If you would like to put the sparkle back into little Beeve's eyes, please contact his Case Manager.  We are also looking for a foster home for Beeve to land while he waits for his Forever and ever Family.

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

Contact: Beth Maryan beth.maryan@gmail.com .

Posted: 12/23/16


TEDDY
Dallas, TX

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ESRA#:2017-65OK
Status: Adopted
Date:2017-03-25
  
Age:7 years
Gender:Male
Color:B&W Tricolor
Weight:45 lbs
Variety:Bench
Meet, Mr. Gorgeous -- aka Teddy!

Teddy's lifelong family was forced to give him up after the human baby starting crawling and walking.  He has been very well loved and beautifully cared for by his previous dad.  But, Teddy has his limits and is not equipped to handle the antics of a toddler.

Teddy is absolutely fabulous!  He's so dear and so loving, and all about his people.  He is energetic, always up for the next adventure, loves his walks and loves to explore.  He is a major cuddler and will paw you for more love.  Teddy enjoys his toys and adores his people dearly. He fares well with other dogs but has lived as an only dog thus far.  He is housetrained and crate trained.  We are not aware of any prior exposure to cats, but suspect he wouldn't pay much attention to them.  

A calmer adult home would be ideal for this beautiful boy.  He can be somewhat leery of strangers. Once he meets you, he's absolutely fine -- just not immediately trusting.  His adoptive family will need to commit to working with him, teaching him that meeting strangers and new people entering his home or on his walks is the most fantastic thing that could happen to him.  

Teddy received a clean bill of health from the vet, is current on his shots, tested negative for heartworms and is microchipped.

If you would like to rescue this wonderful, wonderful boy, please contact his Case Manager.

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

Contact: Beth Maryan beth.maryan@gmail.com .

Posted: 2/23/17


MASON
Austin, TX

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ESRA#:2013-23TX
Status: Adopted
Date:2017-03-22
  
Age:7 years
Gender:Male
Color:Black & White
Weight:52 lbs
Variety:Bench
Mason was adopted from ESRA in 2013, but has come back to us due to a number of changes in his family.

He just celebrated his seventh birthday. Mason is a real charmer and has the most expressive eyes. He’s so, so sweet!  He’s playful and affectionate and loves to snuggle. Since he never wants to be too far away, he thinks he should sleep in the bed with his human. He has a pretty laid back temperament. He gets along with all the other dogs and all the people he meets.  Mason’s great with older children (over the age of eight), but babies and toddlers can be too much for him. While he is untested with cats, his laid-back personality indicates that he would probably be fine.  

Mason is the perfect companion and family dog.  He loves to run and play with the other dogs outside, but is the perfect gentleman in the house.  He’s a beautiful boy to boot!  He loves to play with his toys and is always excited to give you the best ever greeting when you come home! Everyone who meets Mason thinks he’s adorable.  He likes to go for walks and LOVES rides in the car.  

Mason has been neutered, is current on all his vaccinations and is microchipped.  The vet has given him a clean bill of health. He currently has a short haircut, but we’ve included some photos of him in all his glory.

Mason is a perfect companion with a delightful Springer personality. Mason is a true Velcro dog and will follow you everywhere.  He walks well on a leash and has excellent recall.  There is nothing disagreeable at all we can say about this guy.  Do you have a place in your heart and home for this very special Springer boy?

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

Contact: Felicia Adams springer.rescue@yahoo.com .

Posted: 2/08/17


TOBY
Lafayette, CO

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ESRA#:2015-615KS
Status: Adopted
Date:2017-03-17
  
Age:10 years
Gender:Male
Color:Black & White
Weight:63 lbs
Variety:Bench

Thinking about bringing Toby or another wonderful Senior Springer into your family? Read why rescuing Senior Springers is a top priority for ESRA.
UPDATE 3/2/17: Toby is doing wonderfully on his leash walks! He is walking easily and no longer needs his no-pull harness. This loving, cuddly teddy bear of a dog has so much to give to his future Forever Family.

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Toby is blossoming! This beautiful senior gentleman has taken a new lease on life with his recent weight loss (down seven pounds) and new haircut. Life is good and Toby has shown us how ready he is for his permanent family. He is a loving, Velcro Springer who has so much love to give his people. He also so enjoys being part of the gang at this foster home. He and his foster sister have become good friends and enjoy sharing quiet moments at home.

It hasn’t been easy for Toby and he isn’t perfect. And he is an older guy. Here’s his progress report:

• Leash walking – He is doing well with his no-pull harness, and to avoid leash reactions, smart choices from his foster mom. He does best when he can avoid close encounters with other dogs and fast-moving joggers.
• Anxiety – He is much less anxious with the comfortable home routine and a low dose of medication. When he occasionally is anxious (in other words: pacing or whining), he is easily redirected with a treat.
• Hearing – He has responded well to simple hand signals since his hearing has diminished.
• Hip Pain – Toby’s weight loss has helped his comfortable movement in conjunction with a pain medication. We expect the pain med may be temporary with his weight reduction.

Toby is house, doggy door and crate trained. He loves his balls and squeaky toys and can happily entertain himself.

Toby’s foster mom says:

He is very good with hand signals now for Sit, Stay, Lay Down, Come, Release, and Good Dog. He is still super sweet, cuddly, gentle and wants to please his people. When I scolded him for trash diving, there was no sass. He is such a teddy bear. Everyone who meets him loves him, and people pull over in their cars when I’m walking him to ask about him and say how beautiful and sweet he is. 


Toby would love an adult family (no cats, please) that enjoys his loving nature and will provide moderate walks. Toby is a homebody and likes to hang out at home with his people. If you think you might be the right family for Toby, let us know. We would be glad to talk to you about this wonderful gentleman!

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

Contact: Case Manager, Pam Waidler pbr2661@hotmail.com .

Posted: 1/25/16


DOODLES
Arvada, CO

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ESRA#:2017-55CO
Status: Adopted
Date:2017-03-15
  
Age:10 years
Gender:Male
Color:Liver & White
Weight:42 lbs
Variety:Bench
Hi!  I’m Doodles from Cascade, Colorado. That’s located in the mountains above Colorado Springs.  Unfortunately, my elderly owner passed away and some very nice people who were caring for me lost their home, which ultimately led me to ESRA. Boy, am I ever grateful for their help! 

I may be an older Springer with a few medical problems, but I’m a really great dog looking for a family to share my “golden years” with.  

I left my caregivers in Colorado Springs in February and was transported to the Denver area.  The trip really tired me out.  I travel quietly but will whine if I need to do my business.  There are two other Spaniels in the house with me, and I get along well with them.  I don’t play much though, because I don’t have a lot of energy.  I was given a nice soft bed to lie on but I discovered that I really preferred a folded-up quilt or “blankie” instead.  

My foster family was told that I had a history of medical problems, including diabetes and a problem with my pancreas.  I also had a large tumor on one of my testicles, an enlarged prostate, some vision problems, and skin and coat issues. I guess I was kind of a mess! 

My foster mom took me to Colorado State University soon after my arrival, and, it is there that a whole bunch of tests were done to diagnosis my medical issues.  Because my test results came back confirming that I was diabetic, my neuter and mass removal had to be rescheduled for a couple of weeks later.  Thankfully, when all of that was done, it turned out that the mass was benign, so that was something to celebrate!  I also had my prostate removed then too.  

Because I am diabetic and have a disease of my pancreas which doesn’t produce enzymes the way it should, my foster mom has had to take extra good care of me by giving me shots of insulin and sprinkling special enzyme powder on my food to help with digestion and nutrient absorption.  I eat a special diet too.  She also has to monitor something in my blood called glucose, and takes samples of urine from me a couple of times a day to check something else called ketones.   It is very important that this be done at regular intervals throughout the day to keep me from becoming a very sick boy.    

I frequently visit the vet to make sure that I am stabilized.    Mealtime takes a bit longer than most Springers because of the way my medications are prepared.  This is a lot of work for my foster mom, but she says I’m worth it!   She’s so good to me.   It is her love and care that has made me start to feel quite a bit better.  I don’t know how I managed without her!   

My foster mom says that I’m a very sweet dog with a gentle temperament.  I really enjoy going for rides in the car.   I whimper a bit if left alone, because I really prefer being with my person!  At home, I will follow my people around the house.  They don’t call Springers “Velcro dogs” for nothing, you know!    

Since my surgeries and all of the great care that I have been receiving here, it seems that I am making some progress in my overall health.   I have seventeen stitches that need to heal, but I am doing pretty well otherwise.   I have actually started feeling more energetic and am getting back my Springer gait!  Exercise is good for me and is important for my diabetes control, but I also cannot overdo it.  On our walks, I behave when I see other dogs, and I don’t pull on the leash.  Well, maybe just a little bit when I pass by the neighbor’s house, because I’ve made friends with them and I like to stop to see if they are going to come out and talk to me.   People have been so nice to me!  

I am looking for a special family who would be willing to take extra good care of me.    I have special needs, but it doesn’t mean that I won’t be worth the effort.  My foster mom says I’m such a sweet boy and so deserving of someone special to love and care for me and call me their very own.  Could that person or family be you? 

Hugs -
Doodles

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

Contact: Laurie Schirger Co.SpringerRescue@gmail.com .

Posted: 3/10/17


DUTCH
Willis, TX

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ESRA#:2016-522TX
Status: Adopted
Date:2017-03-01
  
Age:5 years
Gender:Male
Color:Black & White
Weight:30 lbs
Variety:Bench
UPDATE 1/3/17: Dutch is currently in heartworm treatment and doing well. He will be available for adoption at approximately the end of January, 2017. Make sure to check back to see how Dutch is doing!

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Dutch loves you already -- and you've only just met through an online profile!

This cute little boy has a gentle disposition and sweet personality.  Found as a stray, Dutch needs some basic training.  He is eager to please and has excellent eye contact.  Dutch doesn't really understand that people and other dogs have something called “personal space.”  He loves to jump in your lap, stand with his paws on your chest and give you kisses!  If he's not smooching, he presses his face against yours.

Dutch is very playful with other dogs.  He gets in their face and loves to wrestle.  He loves playing with toys and will fetch his ball. He is crate trained and we are working on house training. He's not a barker; however, he will alert you when he hears a noise.

Dutch was very thin and had a sparse coat when he was found.  Just look at his progress!  He is current on vaccinations, neutered and microchipped.  Unfortunately, Dutch tested positive for heartworms and will require treatment.  Ideally, he would receive treatment in a foster-to-adopt home. Heartworm treatment takes about sixty days and the dog has to remain calm during that time period -- no exercise and no excitement. After treatment, though, he will be ready to run and play again!

With a little patience and training, Dutch will be the perfect addition to your family. He will be so worth it!  Please send us your application today to meet this wonderful boy!

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

Contact: Sheri Cromwell scromwell@wildblue.net .

Posted: 11/08/16

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