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HALEY
North Hills, CA

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ESRA#:2018-301CA
Status: Adopted
Date:2018-08-10
  
Age:4 years
Gender:Female
Color:Liver & White
Weight:40 lbs
Variety:Field
Introducing the lovely Ms. Haley! Haley was happily living with her family when a major medical situation unexpectedly arose for one of the humans. Because Haley's family was no longer able to give her the time and exercise they felt she deserved, they made the heart-rending decision to relinquish her to ESRA so that we could find her a home that would meet her needs.

Haley is a tall, long-legged girl who thrives on attention. She loves all people, and she greets everyone she meets by rolling over for a belly rub. She lies at her foster mom's feet and follows her around when she moves. In her former home, Haley lived with two older children and a cocker. While she is co-existing just fine with the four resident dogs in her foster home, Haley does not interact or play with them. It is our feeling that Haley would enjoy another dog in the household for companionship, but she would do equally well as an only dog. Because Haley does experience some separation anxiety, her new Forever Home will need to have someone who is at home a great deal of the time.

This is a mellow girl whose absolute passion is playing fetch. She returns the ball to your feet, and if it rolls away she will bring it back to your feet again. In her former life, Haley also loved running on the beach. She would make an excellent hiking or running partner. She needs to be an integral part of her family, included in activities and allowed to cuddle up with her people at night. Haley knows the commands Sit, Stay, and Go to Bed. She has good recall when she is off leash. Speaking of leashes, Haley definitely needs some training in this area of her life. An obedience class for Haley and her adopters is strongly recommended. Not only will this let Haley know what is expected of her, but it will also increase the bond between her and her new family.

Haley is a healthy, happy girl who is up to date on her shots, has tested negative for heartworm, and has been spayed and microchipped. She is completely housetrained and sleeps on her dog bed at night. Anyone interested in adopting Haley must realize that in order for her to become a wonderful forever friend, it is absolutely necessary to include her in all phases of family life. Haley will enjoy any and all activities as long as her family is near her. If you have the time to devote to loving Haley and room in your heart and family for an affectionate, adorable Springer, please have an approved application on file and be prepared to fall in love.

Please note that an approved 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 Haley.

Contact: Case Manager, Cathy Peters cathyjpeters@verizon.net .

Posted: 7/24/18


DAPHNE
Austin, TX

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ESRA#:2018-127TX
Status: Adopted
Date:2018-08-09
  
Age:2 years
Gender:Female
Color:Liver & White
Weight:48 lbs
Variety:Mix
Smart, beautiful, and loving -- Daphne has it all!

This absolutely drop-dead gorgeous girl came to ESRA as an owner surrender. Daphne's mother was a Springer and her father was a German Short-Haired Pointer. Her owner of the past two years rescued Daphne and her siblings when they were tiny pups, bottle-feeding them until they were ready to move on to their new homes. She kept Daphne for herself to train as a hunting dog. However, Daphne was better suited for the life of a pampered, indoor pet, so she reached out to us to help find Daphne a wonderfully-loving home. Her two favorite activities are snuggling with her people and running like the wind!

Daphne is a HIGH-ENERGY, graceful and stunning athlete! She needs far more than a couple of daily walks. She craves a large area, as she's been accustomed, where she can run, chase birds and race other dogs. At the large local dog park, she leaves the other dogs in her dust. She will point almost any kind of bird on the ground, including (hilariously) the urban chickens that live nearby. During a recent visit, a couple of Labs were running flat-out. Daphne sped past them like they were standing still! This is the kind of exercise that she requires to keep her mentally healthy. If she doesn’t get it, she can find herself in trouble at home, engaging in activities like strewing clothes down the hallway or chewing.

She is house-trained and doggy-door trained. She walks loose-leash for the most part. Occasionally, Daphne shows some leash reactivity when passing other dogs on a walk. But when off-leash at a dog park, she exhibits perfect manners. She fares very well with her canine housemate -- the two of them have become quite the chums. She can be somewhat hesitant when encountering a new person or situation, but soon comes around. She will require some basic obedience training. She's smart and will be a quick study.

Daphne is heartworm negative and thoroughly healthy. She has been brought current on her vaccinations, spayed and microchipped for safekeeping. She is lean and fit!

In short, Daphne needs an active home -- preferably one with another young and active dog, and most importantly, lots of vigorous exercise. A Forever Home in the country with room to run safely would be ideal. If you can give Daphne all this and more, please reach out to her Case Manager.

Please note: Due to the heat of the summer months, the airlines will not fly dogs during this season. Please don’t ask us to do that.

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

Contact: Case Manager, Sheri Cromwell LuckySpringers@gmail.com .

Posted: 5/10/18


SCOUT
San Jacinto, CA

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ESRA#:2018-299CA
Status: Adopted
Date:2018-08-08
  
Age:10 years
Gender:Male
Color:L&W Tricolor
Weight:53 lbs
Variety:Bench
From his foster family: We are pleased to introduce Scout. This beautiful boy was relinquished to ESRA by his owners due to a change in their living situation. When he came to us, Scout was a lost soul, to say the least. He cried for several days until he adjusted to our home and the resident dogs. We're glad to report that Scout is now happy and thriving as part of our family.

When Scout first came to us, he was completely infested with fleas, he stank to high heaven, and his coat was sun bleached from his having lived outside. Unfortunately, we didn't notice the fleas until a few hours after his arrival when he quit playing with our dogs and settled down. At that time he started scratching relentlessly. He was given a flea bath and sprayed with a flea spray, and a topical flea preventive was applied. Of course, the three resident dogs needed the same treatment! This is one of the bitter elements of fostering -- it was a long day for sure. But one of the sweet aspects of fostering is watching as Scout now blossoms into a happy, sweet-smelling, and beautiful specimen of a Springer Spaniel.

Scout is an older boy, but he still runs like the wind when he wants to, and he still has that special "Springer spring" in his step. He has the big head, large muzzle, and giant paws that are characteristic of the classic breed standard. A few days after arriving here, Scout was vetted, given all his inoculations, and microchipped. He has tested negative for heartworm, has had his nails trimmed, and has been neutered. While he was under anesthesia for that surgery, four skin tags were removed also. A senior blood panel revealed excellent levels except for slight anemia. Scout has been put on a daily vitamin with iron to address this issue. Our vet discovered that Scout had an anal gland infection and a severe ear infection, so he is currently on antibiotics for the infections. His ears were treated with an otic enzymatic ointment as well.

This laidback guy has a somewhat independent personality. However, he does like to have his humans in sight, as most Springers do. Scout is housetrained, and he loves his dog bed and his cooling pad. He alternates between these two resting places. Because these beds are his favorites, they will accompany Scout to his new home. He is indifferent to the resident cats, and he gets along well with all the resident dogs, who range in size from very small to quite large. Car rides are a joy for Scout, and he also delights in going for walks, even though his leash skills need some work.

Scout is a big, solid, healthy guy who is ready to find the right Forever Home to call his own. This very gentle soul deserves an adoring family who will include him in all of their daily activities. Is that family yours? If you think so, get in touch with us at the email address below.

Please note that an approved 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.

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A special note regarding Scout and all of ESRA’s seniors:

Why adopt an older dog?

Most people go to a shelter or rescue organization wanting to adopt a puppy or a young dog. By adopting an older dog, you can make a statement about human compassion and the value of life at all ages. Older dogs are often the last to be adopted or the first to be euthanized at the shelter. Why should an older dog be left behind?

Dogs live in the present, as today is what's important to them. They don't tend to worry about what's around the next bend in the road. They just want to be happy and loved today! We all know there are no guarantees in life. The quality of time you have with your new companion can matter a great deal more than quantity. Even if you have a senior dog for only a few years, the days you spend together will be precious!

You can give an older dog the best years of his/her life! Won't you please consider providing a loving home to a senior?

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

Contact: Foster Home, Bill and Gay Sterling Wmjsterling@aol.com .

Posted: 7/22/18


MAVERICK
Vacaville, CA

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ESRA#:2018-286CA
Status: Adopted
Date:2018-08-07
  
Age:1 years
Gender:Male
Color:Black & White
Weight:58 lbs
Variety:Field
We are happy to introduce Maverick, fondly known as "Big Mav"! This cutie pie is a very strong and solid bundle of pure love. He has been well loved all his life, but sadly, his owner could no longer care for him due to a health concern, so ESRA was contacted and asked to find a perfect Forever Home for this beloved boy.

When he arrived at his foster home, Maverick lacked basic obedience skills and knew only the command Sit. However, this clever boy has learned to retrieve a ball and drop it (most of the time!). He now knows Shake and Come, and he will Sit and Stay while you exit the front door. He is also working on Down. His leash skills have greatly improved as well. He is housetrained and crate trained, and he knows how to use the dog door. Basic obedience classes for Mav and his new family will be a must in order to help him be the best boy he can be. These classes will help create a bond between Maverick and his people and will set behavioral guidelines and expectations. This guy is incredibly smart, so we have no doubt that he will be at the head of the class!

Big Mav gets along well with other dogs, and he has been great with the four resident dogs in his foster home. He enjoys their company, but he isn't reliant on them, so we feel that if his new family is home most of the time, Maverick will be fine as an only dog. He is a typical Velcro Springer who loves to be where his people are and wants to be included in all family activities and routines. One big "no" for Mav is cats. Because he has a very strong prey drive and an excellent nose, cats or any small pet critters in his Forever Home would not be well tolerated.

Maverick is neutered and up to date with his shots. He is heartworm negative and is on heartworm preventive medication.

This extremely sweet and loving boy is looking for a Forever Family that will give him the time, the unconditional love, and the guidance he deserves. Anyone interested in adopting Maverick must realize that in order for him to become a wonderful forever friend, it is absolutely necessary to include him in all phases of family life. He will enjoy any and all activities as long as his family is near him. If you think that your family might be the right one for him, please have an approved application on file, and then contact his case manager at the email address below.

Please note that an approved 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 Maverick.

Contact: Case Manager, Jaymie Canales jaymiecanales@gmail.com .

Posted: 7/28/18


KATE
Arvada, CO

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ESRA#:2018-242CO
Status: Adopted
Date:2018-08-06
  
Age:8 years
Gender:Female
Color:Liver & White
Weight:39 lbs
Variety:Field
Kate has a way of lighting up whatever room she enters! This intelligent and beautiful girl loves life and loves her world. She was trained as a hunting dog and knows whistle and verbal commands from her field work.

She was loved and cared for by her family -- a man who treated her as his devoted companion until life circumstances made it impossible for him to give Kate the care she needed.

Our girl is thriving in her foster home and delights all the family members with her love and affection and her light-footed and graceful gait on her walks. She is healthy and active and would love a good-sized yard for running and a family with an active lifestyle. Kate would prefer a Forever Family that is home more than they are away.

Kate has adapted well to life with two foster brothers and loves hanging out with her people, including a visiting four-year-old child. She would be okay as an only dog or with canine companions. Cats are an unknown.

Her house and outside manners are excellent. She likes her stuffed toys, but will also chew on her nylon leash if left in reach.

Her foster family says: Kate loves to cuddle and loves belly rubs. She is absolutely the best Springer we have fostered and her new family will be lucky to adopt her!

If you are interested in sweet Kate and have an approved ESRA adoption application submitted, please notify her case manager at the email address listed below.

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

Contact: Case Manager , Pam Waidler esrapupsco@gmail.com .

Posted: 6/22/18


SAMMY
Tustin, CA

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ESRA#:2018-199NV2018-200NV
Status: AdoptedAdopted
Date:2018-07-262018-07-26
   
Age:11 years13 years
Gender:FemaleFemale
Color:L&W TricolorBlack & White
Weight:45 lbs45
Variety:FieldField

Interested in Sammy and Sasha? Then read about bonded pairs and the benefits of adopting these special best friends.
Update from Sasha and Sammy's foster family, 06/28/18: These two bonded seniors are such great dogs! They have adapted into our home as if they've been here forever. Their personalities are really shining through. Sasha is pretty mellow until it's walk time. That's when she turns into a little firecracker! Sammy likes to stare at you until you talk to her, and then she talks back. She is especially vocal when you get home, communicating with some groans and grunts how excited she is that you're home. And she is more than happy to tell you all about the day she and Sasha had while you were gone!


We are pleased to introduce our newest bonded pair, Sammy and Sasha. These wonderful Springers had their world turned upside down recently when their family decided to leave them behind when they moved. These girls have always been together, and they will only be adopted as a pair. Sammy and Sasha are rarely apart--they eat together, sleep together, and walk side by side on leash. Even when they are sleeping or just lounging around, they have to be touching one another somehow, whether it be a full body spoon or just a head pressed against the other's bottom. However, this does not mean that they don’t love their humans! Once you sit down, you are sure to have these girls in your lap or snuggling next to you.

Sammy is a beautiful ten-year-old with lovely tricolor markings. She is an intense snuggler who likes to lay her body over your lap. She also likes to put her front paws on you in the morning to give you a big standing hug. And if you talk to Sammy, she will answer you!

Sasha is a gorgeous black and white thirteen-year-old who is a youngster at heart! When she gets excited to see you, her butt is in competition with her head to get to you first. Look out--sideways dog coming through! Sasha is also a snuggler extraordinaire, and she loves to press up against you while you are sitting on the couch. She gets very excited with a tennis ball, which she likes to bat around with her paws and pick up in her mouth to toss it into the air.

Sammy and Sasha are completely vetted and up to date on vaccinations. They have tested heartworm negative. Both girls are housetrained and know how to use the doggie door. They are very adaptable to humans of all ages. They will thrive in either a busy household or a quiet one. They love all the people and all the resident dogs in their foster home. They haven’t had much contact with the resident cat yet, although while she was on a walk, Sasha discovered a cat in a bush and chased it once it ran. Who doesn’t like a game of chase?

Unfortunately, we do not know a lot about the background of this pair. We were contacted by a family friend who was trying to help Sammy and Sasha find their new Forever Home. But we do know that Sammy and Sasha are a loveable pair who will bring years of joy to their new family, without a doubt. Are you ready to double your daily quota of Springer love? If so, please have an approved adoption application on file, then contact Sammy and Sasha’s case manager at the email address below for more information.

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A special note regarding Sammy, Sasha, and all of ESRA’s seniors:

Why adopt an older dog?

Most people go to a shelter or rescue organization wanting to adopt a puppy or a young dog. By adopting an older dog, you can make a statement about human compassion and the value of life at all ages. Older dogs are often the last to be adopted or the first to be euthanized at the shelter. Why should an older dog be left behind?

Dogs live in the present, as today is what's important to them. They don't tend to worry about what's around the next bend in the road. They just want to be happy and loved today! We all know there are no guarantees in life. The quality of time you have with your new companion can matter a great deal more than quantity. Even if you have a senior dog for only a few years, the days you spend together will be precious!

You can give an older dog the best years of his/her life! Won't you please consider providing a loving home to a senior?

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

Contact: Case Manager, Cindy Pierson lpie229620@gmail.com .

Posted: 5/30/18


JORDAN
Vacaville, CA

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ESRA#:2018-198CA
Status: Adopted
Date:2018-07-26
  
Age:12 years
Gender:Male
Color:Liver & White
Weight:51 lbs
Variety:Field

Thinking about bringing Jordan or another wonderful Senior Springer into your family? Read why rescuing Senior Springers is a top priority for ESRA.
Meet our sweet senior, Jordan, who came into ESRA's program when his owners were no longer able to care for him due to a change in the family's situation. Jordan's foster family describes him as the easiest foster they've ever had.

Handsome Jordan has been the perfect house guest. He is sweet, gentle, easygoing, and happy to do whatever it is you're doing. He is a Velcro springer, but he is not overly clingy. If he can see you, he is happy to lie on his bed while you tinker around the house. This boy also likes to be out and about with his people. He enjoys car rides, and his favorite activity is going for walks. Jordan gets along well with the resident dogs, but he does not engage in play with them very much. He can initally be somewhat intimidated by new dogs.

Jordan has great house manners. He is housetrained, he does not get up on furniture, and he enjoys his dog bed both for naps and for sleeping through the night. In fact, he loves his foster-home bed so much that his foster mom will tell his new Forever Family which membership store carries the same one, so that Jordan can have a special new bed of his very own!

Jordan is current on his vaccines, is heartworm negative, and has been neutered. After arriving in ESRA's care, he had a senior blood panel done, which showed that he is in good health. As with many senior dogs, he is hard of hearing, and he has some fatty masses that were diagnosed as lipomas, which are benign. He also has a bit of stiffness in his back legs, but he is doing great since starting on a glucosamine supplement. Jordan will be having a small mole removed from his eyelid in the middle of June, and he will be available for adoption shortly thereafter.

Jordan does not suffer from separation anxiety, but he would love to have members of his Forever Family at home for at least part of the day so that he can enjoy their companionship. He wants and needs to be part of the family and be included in all family activities. If you're looking for the perfect Springer companion to spend your life with, look no further -- Jordan is your man!

Please note that an approved 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 Jordan.

Contact: Case Manager, Jaymie Canales jaymiecanales@gmail.com .

Posted: 6/03/18


MAX
Orange, CA

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ESRA#:2018-233CA
Status: Adopted
Date:2018-07-23
  
Age:5 years
Gender:Male
Color:L&W Tricolor
Weight:55 lbs
Variety:Bench
We are pleased to introduce Max, a healthy, energetic, intelligent, and inquisitive boy who wants to involve himself in everything you do, inspect every drawer you open, check out anything you carry or work on, and be a part of the action with you. He is a very smart dog, a quick learner, and very loving and gentle when he gets to know you.

Max did not start out that way in his foster home, since he at first demonstrated that he was insecure and stressed in new surroundings and experiences, particularly when he was also handled by unknown people. However, within hours he had bonded and showed enormous appreciation in getting affection and acceptance, more than likely due to his being relegated by his prior owners to being an outside dog. This had gone on for some time before Max was given to the shelter. Now, everything is seemingly new to him and has to be inspected and smelled out of curiosity. When Max feels safe and loved, get ready for non-stop kissing from him in appreciation for getting the affection he wants. After he has bonded with you, he loves to hug and kiss you.

This handsome guy is very good with the resident dogs, although he does not interact or play with them. He is also not that interested in toys. What Max is enthusiastically interested in is being involved with YOU and all your activities. He will do best if he has people at home during the day. This is no doubt another result of his prior exclusion from the house.

Max loves his walks, and he is good on the leash. He was unsure about riding in the car at first, but he has improved quickly, and he now barks just as enthusiastically for a car ride as for his walks or a meal. Maybe the treat he gets when he gets home from a car ride has helped to make the experience a fun one for him. Max is housetrained and obedient, and he knows his Sit and Come commands. This boy wants to please, and he is a top-tier dispenser of affection when he has bonded with his people, which took about two to three days in his foster home. He is microchipped, heartworm negative, up to date on his shots, and in excellent health. Max possesses a fun, loving personality and continues to show constant interest in being being part of all activities.

Anyone who is considering adopting Max must realize that in order for him to become a wonderful Forever Friend, it is absolutely necessary to include him in all phases of your family’s life. Max will enjoy any and all activities as long as his family is near him. If you have the time to devote to loving Max and room in your heart and family for an adorable Springer who will love you unconditionally in return, please have an approved application on file and be prepared to fall in love.

Please note that an approved 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 family.

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

Contact: Case Manager, Cindy Pierson lpie229620@gmail.com .

Posted: 6/25/18


ROXY
Albuquerque, NM

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ESRA#:2018-222NM
Status: Adopted
Date:2018-07-21
  
Age:4 years
Gender:Female
Color:Liver & White
Weight:39 lbs
Variety:Field
Roxy is an energetic, young, healthy bundle of joy. She came to us in rough shape from a shelter. She was covered in fleas, anemic and had some other minor issues. She was surrendered to the shelter because she was digging in the back yard. She spent all her time in the yard and was not allowed inside, even when her owners were home. Now that she is in a loving foster home, there has been no digging or any other bad behavior.

Roxy learned house training immediately as well as how to use the dog door. She absolutely loves being an indoor dog, being part of a family and included in all of the family activities. She gets along well with her Springer foster sister. She has so much energy and is so athletic that she would thrive in an activity such as agility. We think she had never been on a leash. Her foster mom is working on leash manners on their long daily walks. She loves her walks and would be a great walking, running, jogging or hiking partner. A large yard with another dog to run and play with would satisfy her exercise needs as well.

This girl loves all people, dogs, children and even cats. Her temporary foster home had cats that she got along with well. We do think Roxy is probably a Brittany or a Brittany/Springer mix. She is a happy girl and is always smiling. As active as she is, she does settle down inside, loves to snuggle on the couch and gives the sweetest kisses. She loves to go with you in the car and is the perfect passenger. Her foster mom has been working on some basic commands. Roxy is incredibly smart and really wants to please -- which means that she learns quickly.

We have really not discovered anything negative to say about this girl. She is up to date on all her shots, spayed, heart worm negative and ready to find her Forever Family.

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

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

Posted: 6/19/18


PENNY
Vacaville, CA

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ESRA#:2018-284CA
Status: Adopted
Date:2018-07-19
  
Age:2 years
Gender:Female
Color:B&W Tricolor
Weight:45 lbs
Variety:Bench
We are happy to introduce Penny, a smart, sweet, cuddle bug who delights in giving hugs and kisses. Penny has been well loved and taken care of for her whole life. When a new baby was born to her human family, however, Penny showed signs of anxiety. After he started to walk, it was clear that Penny was very uncomfortable. At that point, her family made the heart-wrenching decision to relinquish Penny to ESRA so that she could find a wonderful Forever Home without children. In addition, Penny would like to be the only dog in the household, so she can shower you with love and affection.

Penny is a smart girl who knows many commands, including Sit, Stay, Go to Bed, Come, and Leave It. She is housetrained, and she knows how to use a doggie door. She is good on a leash, and she can go on long runs without pulling or chasing. Penny rides well in the car and does not become impatient during long ride car rides. While she enjoys a good game of tug with a rope toy and likes chasing a ball in the yard, Penny is not a high-energy gal. She is very mellow throughout the day and is happy to lounge in a chair outside with you or just rest at your feet while you work. Above all, Penny wants to give so much love to her humans and to receive their love in return.

Penny is spayed and is current on her vaccines. She is also on medication to prevent heartworm. Anyone interested in adopting Penny must realize that in order for her to become a wonderful friend and companion, it is absolutely necessary to include her in all phases of the family's life. Penny will enjoy any and all activities as long as her family is near her. If you have the time to devote to loving Penny and room in your heart and home for an affectionate, adorable Springer girl, please have an approved application on file and be prepared to fall in love.

Please note that an approved application is the first step in a more thorough interview process that is designed to match each dog to exactly the right family, and that the final decision rests with the dog's case manager.

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

Contact: Case Manager, Jaymie Canales jaymiecanales@gmail.com .

Posted: 7/06/18


MEGGIE MAE
Dallas, TX

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ESRA#:2017-474TX
Status: Adopted
Date:2018-07-17
  
Age:7 years
Gender:Female
Color:Black & White
Weight:43 lbs
Variety:Field
UPDATE 5/21/18:

Meggie recently had a temporary setback, but she has recovered well, and we've received some good news about her continued recovery. To read the details, click the Special Needs icon above.

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UPDATE 4/28/18:

Meggie has been diagnosed with cancer. She is now one of our featured Special Needs Springers.

We found a marble-sized mass in Meggie's mammary gland. It was subsequently removed along with another small pea-sized mass. Both were sent off for a pathology report. We were devastated to find they, indeed, were cancerous. After meeting with an oncologist, we found another mass, yet this time on her other mammary chain. Recommendation from both the oncologist and surgeon is complete bilateral mammary chain removal.

Given Meggie's youth and her health, and providing the surgeons get excellent clean margins, they believe Meggie has a fantastic chance at non-recurrence and can likely lead a long and healthy life. With so much going for her, we have decided to give Meggie every chance possible!

We will share her journey on her Special Needs page.

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Meet our delightful and adorable freckled-face girl, Meggie! Meggie was born May 2011. Her human dad recently passed, leaving Meggie with nowhere to go. We're told she loves to "two step" anytime she hears music.

Meggie has the most lovely and gentle disposition. She is a typical needy Springer and then some! Other than chasing squirrels all day, nothing makes Meggie happier than to be snuggled up to you as closely and tightly as possible. She's full of energy, needing lots of time in the yard, good long walks and/or jogs. In fact, she would really enjoy a doggy door so she can go in and out whenever she chooses. She loves card rides, she's very outgoing and she adores children. Meggie knows a couple of basic commands, but would benefit from additional training.

Meggie does get possessive of her toys with other dogs and gets annoyed when other dogs are receiving attention. Therefore, we think Meggie would be very happy being an only dog in the home. Having said that, she would love doggy play dates or dog parks. She especially enjoys romping and wrestling with the boys!

Meggie is very healthy and at an ideal weight of forty-three pounds. She's current on all her vaccinations and tested negative for heartworms. She is, of course, microchipped as well.

Meggie's world has been turned upside down. If you are a perfect match for all of Meggie's needs, please contact her foster home.

Please note: Due to the heat of the summer months, the airlines will not fly dogs during this season. Please don’t ask us to do that.

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

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

Posted: 1/10/18


GLORY DAYS
Dallas, TX

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ESRA#:2018-125TX
Status: Adopted
Date:2018-07-17
  
Age:9 months
Gender:Male
Color:Black & White
Weight:20 lbs
Variety:Mix
Front stage is Glory Days, one of the five members of the Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band litter. This darling litter of pups was surrendered to an area shelter, as their owner was no longer able to care for them. They are absolutely priceless and we are thrilled that we got the opportunity to choose the perfect families for each of them! We believe they are mostly field-bred Springers with a splash of pointer and full tails. They are very closely bonded, so please consider adopting a pair if you're looking for twice the fun!

All the pups will need large yards and plenty of daily exercise where they can really stretch their legs. We do prefer they go to a family with another young, active dog as they do love to play. They have had limited socialization so time and patience will be needed for them to settle into a family and home. We suspect they have been sequestered to the backyard all of their lives. They, however, are quickly acclimating to "the good life." As with all pups, they will need obedience training to become the best dogs they can be.

Glory Days has the sweetest and most expressive face of all. He is the most outgoing of the bunch, craving human attention so badly. He gets along great with all his brothers, is full of energy and so much love.

Glory Days is neutered and current on puppy shots, although he will need one more booster after adoption. He is microchipped for safekeeping.

Please contact his foster mom if you would like to raise this fantastic little boy!

We do not place puppies as presents or surprises. The entire prospective adopting family needs to meet Glory Days. Also, please remember that puppies require a lot of care, attention, and training, and they do chew on things. The decision to get a puppy and raise it to be a healthy, happy, and well-adjusted dog is a serious commitment.

Due to this puppy’s age, all out-of-state adopters must come to the state of Texas 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 Glory Days.

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

Posted: 4/05/18


POSEY
Vacaville, CA

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ESRA#:2018-142NV
Status: Adopted
Date:2018-07-17
  
Age:3 years
Gender:Female
Color:B&W Tricolor
Weight:60 lbs
Variety:Mix
Meet Posey, an adorable Springer / Clumber mix. She is truly the best of both spaniel breeds, built like a Clumber but with the personality, adorable face, and smile of a Springer. Posey is a sweet girl with lots of love to give. She really enjoys cuddling on the couch with you while you watch your favorite Netflix shows. While she loves to be around people, Posey has no problem just walking around your house and lounging by herself if you're busy. When Posey isn't out romping around in the yard, she enjoys chewing on a Nylabone or taking a sunbath. She has a low to moderate energy level, and she does enjoy a nice game of fetch in the evening.

Although she is a bit apprehensive of other dogs when she initially meets them, Posey immediately warms up and is fine cohabitating with other canines. She also gets along with cats, and she loves children. Sometimes when she is very excited or scared, she piddles, as many female dogs do. This behavior will most likely disappear once Posey realizes that she is in her permanent home.

Posey has a few pounds to lose, but with the help of the exercise she gets with her foster sisters, a modified diet, and walks, she should be at a good weight in no time! She is working on her leash skills with her foster family and is progressing nicely. While Posey knows the commands Sit and Come, we strongly recommend that her new family take an obedience class with her. This will not only let Posey know what is expected of her in her new Forever Home but it will also help increase the bonding process between her and her new family.

This healthy, happy girl is up to date on her shots, has been spayed, is heartworm negative, and is microchipped. Posey is completely housetrained. She sleeps on a dog bed at night. Anyone interested in adopting Posey must realize that in order for her to become a wonderful forever friend, it is absolutely necessary to include her in all phases of the family's life. She will enjoy any and all activities as long as her people are near her. If you think yours might be the right family for Posey, please contact her case manager at the email address below.

Posey is an extremely sweet and loving girl looking for a Forever Family that will show her the unconditional love she deserves. If you have the time to devote to loving Posey and room in your heart and family for an affectionate, adorable Springer mix, please have an approved application on file and be prepared to fall in love.

Please note that an approved 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 Posey.

Contact: Case Manager, Jaymie Canales jaymiecanales@gmail.com .

Posted: 5/09/18


ROOTY
Westminster, CO

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ESRA#:2018-154CO
Status: Adopted
Date:2018-07-17
  
Age:15 months
Gender:Male
Color:Liver & White
Weight:62 lbs
Variety:Bench
Rooty is a social butterfly, at least as much as a dog can be at his size! He loves people and loves his walks with the resident dog. This affable fellow is an effusive, bouncy young dog who loves to run, wrestle and generally have a good time. Rooty is fun, fun, fun and has entertained his foster family with his energy and antics.

His name? He’s half the color of root beer! The whole package is a lovely root beer float! Hah!

His foster father says:

Rooty integrated into our pack very well. He is bright and learns quickly. He is excited about walks, playtime, meal time and life in general. With other dogs, he just wants a play and walking buddy. Rooty is very much a cuddle buddy and very sweet.

Rooty is healthy, neutered and current on his shots. He likes other dogs but has not been tested with cats, although we suspect he could adapt. He has not been tested with young children. He is crate trained and rides well in the car.


Attention, love and plenty of exercise are Rooty’s needs. He would do well with another active dog playmate. He also could live in a single dog household. He will need an energetic family that is committed to providing him with lots of play and exercise. He would benefit from basic obedience classes to refine his leash walking and house manners.

Do you think you might be the right family for Rooty? Let us know.

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

Contact: Case Manager , Pam Waidler esrapupsco@gmail.com .

Posted: 5/16/18


BELLA
Lone Tree, CO

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ESRA#:2018-217CO
Status: Adopted
Date:2018-07-17
  
Age:4 years
Gender:Female
Color:Black & White
Weight:45 lbs
Variety:Field
Yes, Bella is a charmer. This sweet, cuddly, affectionate girl would love to show her new family all about Springer love. She enjoys meeting people and has peacefully lived with cats. Although she has lived with other dogs, we believe she will be happiest as an only dog in her Forever Home. She is, after all, an English Springer Spaniel princess!

This healthy, petite girl is crate trained, rides well in the car and is impeccably house trained. Bella is very much a lady who does not dig up flowers that pale next to her beauty or chew on shoes, furniture legs or basically anything that she should not. Bella will alert her family when the doorbell rings or when she sees the occasional squirrel in the backyard. Bella has a moderate amount of energy so will need daily walks. She enjoys being wherever you are and cherishes her time with you. Bella would benefit in many ways from attending a basic obedience class; it would help to build her confidence, learn skills and this would also be a wonderful bonding experience for Bella and her Forever Family.

We believe Bella’s life prior to ESRA caused her to be fearful and insecure about her surroundings. While in foster care, Bella has started to trust the humans who care for her and her Springer joy has started to shine through. Bella does very well when interacting with adults, however, based on Bella’s insecurities, we feel she would be most comfortable with older children.

Bella’s Forever Home will need to continue supporting her by providing a consistent, predictable home environment with compassionate care. Bella is just starting her journey and is ready for her next adventure.

Are you the right Forever Family for her? If you think so and are an ESRA approved adopter, please let us know!

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

Contact: Case Manager , Pam Waidler esrapupsco@gmail.com .

Posted: 6/17/18


POPPY
San Jacinto, CA

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ESRA#:2018-208CA
Status: Adopted
Date:2018-07-11
  
Age:7 years
Gender:Female
Color:Liver & White
Weight:40 lbs
Variety:Bench
Sweet little Poppy has been in ESRA’s care since May 23, when we received notification that she was in a local shelter and needed our immediate attention. The shelter manager told us that Poppy had been picked up as a stray on a local street with no chip or identification. Because of her physical condition, her stray hold was lifted. As soon as she was released to the ESRA volunteer, she was transported to the veterinarian, where emergency surgery was performed on her jaw. It was determined that Poppy had most likely been kicked in the jaw by a person or an animal. No external facial tissue was injured, but she is missing a portion of her right upper jawbone. Further examination revealed that some teeth in that area were missing, and four lower teeth had to be extracted due to severe infection. It was also determined that Poppy is deaf in the right ear and blind in the right eye, more than likely caused by the trauma she suffered.

Because of these medical issues, Poppy has not been ready for adoption until now. The area of her jaw that has been damaged will need to be flushed out twice a day with a chlorhexidine rinse solution to help prevent infection. If the internal wound site doesn't heal over, this regimen may need to be maintained throughout her life. Chlorhexidine is available at an extremely low cost either online or at local feed stores. We're happy to report that Poppy’s most recent vet visit revealed that the affected area is healing well. Due to her injury, Poppy’s right eye is discolored, and the right side of her face has a scrunched-up look. We find her facial expression extremely cute and quite endearing!

Far outweighing these minor physical defects, Poppy's personality, beauty, and disposition are absolutely remarkable. She is one of the sweetest fosters we have had the pleasure of caring for over the years. Her foster parents are so taken with her that they seriously considered adopting her themselves, but they feel that Poppy would be happier in a home with a canine playmate who has her energy level. She gets along great with the resident dogs, but unfortunately, they are not the rough and tumble players that Poppy would prefer to live with.

Poppy has an elegant, luxurious coat that was professionally groomed by one of the shelter volunteers. She is housetrained, and she loves to talk to you with those wonderful woo-woo's that are unique to our Springers. Poppy turns especially vocal when it is time for a meal or treat. She sleeps through the night in bed with her foster dad, but she would be just as happy on a dog bed. She is a great traveler, and she loves going for rides. Poppy also enjoys her daily walks, although she could use some additional work on leash manners.

This happy, active beauty runs like the wind and will absolutely need to have a playmate in her new Forever Home. Other than the issue with her jaw, Poppy is a completely healthy girl who is spayed and up to date on her vaccinations. She has been microchipped and has tested negative for heartworms.

Anyone interested in adopting Poppy must realize that in order for her to become a wonderful friend and companion, it is absolutely necessary to include her in all phases of your family’s life. Poppy will enjoy any and all activities as long as her family is near her. If you have the time to devote to loving Poppy and room in your heart and home for an affectionate, adorable Springer girl, please have an approved application on file and be prepared to fall in love.

Please note that an approved application is the first step in a more thorough interview process that is designed to match each dog to exactly the right adopter, and that the final decision rests with the dog’s foster family.

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

Contact: Foster Home, Bill and Gay Sterling Wmjsterling@aol.com .

Posted: 6/21/18


KODA
San Dimas, CA

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ESRA#:2018-143CA
Status: Adopted
Date:2018-06-30
  
Age:11 years
Gender:Male
Color:Liver & White
Weight:40 lbs
Variety:Bench
Koda was surrendered to ESRA when the family’s young child began walking, a development which caused Koda extreme anxiety. We immediately welcomed Koda into our program and into a loving foster home. Unfortunately, he and the resident female dog did not get along, so Koda had to be moved into a boarding facility. Regardless of this, Koda is absolutely great with all adult humans, and he has had no problems meeting other dogs while at the park or on walks.

Koda needs a new Forever Home where he can be the one and only canine, receiving all the love and attention his new family can shower on him. He needs a quiet, low-stress environment, and he would be great for a senior couple who are looking for a loving companion. Watching TV together or just hanging around outside with his people are Koda's idea of perfect ways to spend time. Like most Springers, he craves human attention and, once he is comfortable with you, he will give you lots of his sweet Springer kisses.

Koda rides well in the car, loves going for walks, and delights in exploring the backyard. He is completely housetrained and has good indoor manners. He knows the commands Sit, Stay, Lie Down, and Give Five. This is a very smart older gentleman who just wants to please his humans.

Handsome Koda has been completely vetted. He is neutered, heartworm negative, current on his vaccinations, and microchipped. Koda has recently been diagnosed with a mild case of spondylosis, a degenerative disease of the spine. Koda takes pain medication which keeps him comfortable when he is moving around.

This extremely sweet and loving boy is looking for a Forever Home that will show him the unconditional love he deserves. If you think yours might be the right family for Koda, please contact his case manager at the email address below. You'll be so happy that you did!

Please note that an approved 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 Koda.

Contact: Case Manager, Cindy Pierson lpie229620@gmail.com .

Posted: 5/06/18


MOLLY
Vacaville, CA

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ESRA#:2018-189CA
Status: Adopted
Date:2018-06-30
  
Age:12 years
Gender:Female
Color:Liver & White
Weight:40 lbs
Variety:Bench

Thinking about bringing Molly or another wonderful Senior Springer into your family? Read why rescuing Senior Springers is a top priority for ESRA.
We are happy to introduce beautiful Molly, who came into ESRA's care when her owner had to enter an assisted living facility. Initially, Molly went to live with family members and then a family friend, but neither home had the time to devote to her, so ESRA was contacted.

When Molly first arrived at her foster home, she was a little anxious, but this was understandable because this was her fourth home in just a couple of months. However, we are very pleased to report that within a day or two, Molly had settled in and become part of the family. Molly is a very sweet, quiet, and gentle dog. She is well behaved and wants nothing more than to be part of the family's activities. She gets along well with other dogs, but she does seem more drawn to people. Molly would love to have a home where her owners are present for most of the day for companionship, and where she will be part of the family and be included in all family activities. If you have been away, it is guaranteed that Molly will be anxiously awaiting your return and will be happy to shower you with affection when you get home!

Molly doesn't play much with toys, but she does enjoy exploring the yard and going for walks so that she can showcase her great leash skills. Molly rides wonderfully in the car and likes to go anywhere you're going (except to the vet's office)! She likes to meet new people, and she greets them very kindly.

This lovely lady is housetrained, spayed, and up to date with her vaccines. Molly has tested negative for heartworm. She is very hard of hearing, although she does hear the garage door open when you get home! Molly has been learning hand signals, and therefore her hearing loss is really not an issue.

Molly needs a family to call her own. She wants to spend her days enjoying all the affection she can get. She is a devoted, happy, wonderful girl looking for a fun and caring Forever Family to call her own. Our Springer seniors are truly special, and they amaze their adopters with the amount of love they have to share. Please consider taking this extremely loving girl into your home and heart!

Please note that an approved 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 Molly.

Contact: Case Manager, Jaymie Canales jaymiecanales@gmail.com .

Posted: 6/05/18


CICI
Dallas, TX

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ESRA#:2016-506TX
Status: Adopted
Date:2018-06-26
  
Age:2 years
Gender:Female
Color:Black & White
Weight:50 lbs
Variety:Bench
Meet our stunning, tall, lean and leggy supermodel, Cici! Cici is truly beautiful inside and out and a Springer through and through.

She has successfully completed a series of three manners training classes learning several commands. While she still needs some leash work, she will automatically SIT at every curb and will WAIT for a verbal cue before crossing a street. She has also been practicing some jumping in preparation for agility training. She loves to run, to play, to terrorize visiting squirrels and take daily dips in the pool. She is doggy-door trained, crate trained and house trained.

Cici is accustomed to being, and needs to be, a huge part of a family. She is extremely affectionate and attentive. Plenty of “lap time” is a MUST! She bonds easily with all people and is particularly drawn to children. She is very, very gentle and will easily fit into a family with children of any age.

We think Cici had limited exposure to lots of everyday things as a pup. She can easily be startled by loud noises and is nervous during thunderstorms. Her family has been working through some of these issues -- walking alongside shopping carts, riding elevators, going through automatic doors -- and making great progress.

Cici, however, will need to be placed as an only dog in the home. She fares well at the park and in social doggy situations for the most part. Yet, when she’s excited, wound up or if she encounters a certain type of dog personality, she can be reactive.

She is very healthy and fit. She’s spayed, current on her annual vaccinations, up to date on her monthly heartworm prevention and microchipped.

Cici is a true dream girl! An ideal home for Cici would be one who has lots of love and lots of time to share and where she will get plenty of the exercise that a young Springer requires. Please email her Case Manager if you are interested in making Cici yours FOREVER.

Please note: Due to the heat of the summer months, the airlines will not fly dogs during this season. Please don’t ask us to do that.

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

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

Posted: 5/30/18


SPRINGSTEEN
Dallas, TX

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ESRA#:2018-122TX
Status: Adopted
Date:2018-06-26
  
Age:9 months
Gender:Male
Color:Black & White
Weight:20 lbs
Variety:Mix
Introducing Springsteen, one of the five members of the Bruce Springsteen and the E Street band litter. This darling litter of pups was surrendered to an area shelter, as their owner was no longer able to care for them. They are absolutely priceless and we are thrilled that we got the opportunity to choose the perfect families for each of them! We believe they are mostly field-bred Springers with a splash of pointer with full tails, as well. They are very closely bonded, so please consider adopting a pair if you're looking for twice the fun!

All the pups will need large yards and plenty of daily exercise where they can really stretch their legs. We do prefer they go to a family with another young, active dog as they do love to play. They have had limited socialization so time and patience will be needed for them to settle into a family and home. We suspect they have been sequestered to the backyard all of their lives. They, however, are quickly acclimating to "the good life." As with all pups, they will need obedience training to become the best dogs they can be.

Springsteen has the cutest little turned-up nose. He sits in the middle of pack, just a simple, sweet guy. He loves to run, chase and play, as they all do.

Springsteen is neutered and current on puppy shots, although he will need one more booster after adoption. He is microchipped for safekeeping.

Please contact his foster mom if you are the perfect home for this young lad to grow into a fine young man!

We do not place puppies as presents or surprises. The entire prospective adopting family needs to meet Springsteen. Also, please remember that puppies require a lot of care, attention, and training, and they do chew on things. The decision to get a puppy and raise it to be a healthy, happy, and well-adjusted dog is a serious commitment.

Due to this puppy’s age, all out-of-state adopters must come to the state of Texas 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 Springsteen.

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

Posted: 4/05/18


BORN TO RUN
Dallas, TX

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ESRA#:2018-124TX
Status: Adopted
Date:2018-06-26
  
Age:9 months
Gender:Male
Color:Black & White
Weight:20 lbs
Variety:Mix
UPDATE 5/19/18:

Born to Run -- also known as Henry or Stilts -- is sweet, affectionate and very laid back. Shy and a bit timid at first, he warms up quickly with a wagging tail and a loving snuggle.

Henry is currently fostered with a family with a eighteen-month-old female Springer Spaniel whom he sweetly allows to be the alpha dog. He also lives with two cats. He plays little attention to the cats, though he is a little bit curious about them, but mostly simply to play and give kisses. Henry loves to go for walks where he is sure to try to chase birds and squirrels. Henry is learning Sit and Down and has mastered both. He shares toys and snuggles on the dog bed with the resident Springer and usually gets into some puppy wrestling matches once in the morning and again in the evening. At night, he sleeps soundly in his crate. He is almost completely housetrained, but is still a growing pup who will need frequent trips outside to continue to solidify his learning.

Henry would do well in a household with other pets and children that spend time walking and exercising. He has incredible puppy energy but also needs his down time to sleep and grow. And, as his nickname Stilts suggests, he is all gangly legs. At five months old, he is already taller than the full-grown resident Springer. Henry is still learning to be around other dogs and new people. Even with his shy demeanor, he doesn’t bark and warms up quickly. Once he gets acquainted with you his tail doesn’t stop wagging.

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Give a warm welcome to Born To Run, one of the five members of the Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band litter. This darling litter of pups was surrendered to an area shelter, as their owner was no longer able to care for them. They are absolutely priceless and we are thrilled that we got the opportunity to choose the perfect families for each of them! We believe they are mostly field-bred Springers with a splash of pointer and full tails. They are very closely bonded, so please consider adopting a pair if you're looking for twice the fun!

All the pups will need large yards and plenty of daily exercise where they can really stretch their legs. We do prefer they go to a family with another young, active dog as they do love to play. They have had limited socialization so time and patience will be needed for them to settle into a family and home. We suspect they have been sequestered to the backyard all of their lives. They, however, are quickly acclimating to "the good life." As with all pups, they will need obedience training to become the best dogs they can be.

Born To Run is the cutest little boy with such a sweet and gentle personality. We love his markings, and he, too, has the cutest little turned-up nose. His hair stands up on top of his head like a little mohawk.

Born To Run is neutered and current on puppy shots, although he will need one more booster after adoption. He is microchipped for safekeeping.

If you have already fallen in love with this boy and want him to be yours forever, please contact his foster mom.

We do not place puppies as presents or surprises. The entire prospective adopting family needs to meet Born To Run. Also, please remember that puppies require a lot of care, attention, and training, and they do chew on things. The decision to get a puppy and raise it to be a healthy, happy, and well-adjusted dog is a serious commitment.

Due to this puppy’s age, all out-of-state adopters must come to the state of Texas 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 Born To Run.

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

Posted: 4/05/18


NATE
Dallas, TX

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ESRA#:2018-176MO
Status: Adopted
Date:2018-06-26
  
Age:10 years
Gender:Male
Color:L&W Tricolor
Weight:30 lbs
Variety:Bench

Thinking about bringing Nate or another wonderful Senior Springer into your family? Read why rescuing Senior Springers is a top priority for ESRA.
Meet our pocket-sized senior boy, Nate! We are absolutely in love with this guy. His charming and endearing personality has won our hearts. We believe Nate is possibly a "Sprocker" -- part Springer/part Cocker, although we're unsure. Regardless, he is priceless. We had to shave down his matted and bleached coat when he arrived so you can't see his adorable curly locks atop his head and his ears. Cute as a button!

Nate is a very happy-go-lucky fellow who is always smiling. He has a wonderfully outgoing personality and absolutely loves meeting new people. He has great manners, is obedient and simply a pure pleasure to have around. His foster family said he is one of the easiest and most delightful fosters they've ever had. There's nothing cuter than watching him run with joy! He looks like a puppy and makes you just sit back and smile. He's a cuddler, too. He fares extremely well with other dogs and is very respectful of their space. He is housetrained and reliable in the house out and about when alone.

Nate had an excellent report from the vet. He's in good health, his senior blood panel was excellent, he's heartworm negative, neutered and microchipped. He's lean at an ideal weight, is very agile, and runs and jumps like a youngster.

Please consider this darling little peanut to be your newest family member. We promise he will bring much happiness to your world!

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

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

Posted: 5/06/18


LILY
Kuna, ID

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ESRA#:2018-159ID2018-160ID
Status: AdoptedAdopted
Date:2018-06-162018-06-16
   
Age:11 years8 years
Gender:FemaleMale
Color:Black & WhiteUnique coat
Weight:60 lbs20
Variety:FieldMix

Thinking about bringing Lily and Harley or another wonderful Senior Springer into your family? Read why rescuing Senior Springers is a top priority for ESRA. Also, read about bonded pairs and the benefits of adopting these special best friends.
Lily and her buddy dog, Harley, were rescued by a good Samaritan after being left alone in an abandoned house. Luckily for these two, they were found quickly and are safe in foster care.

Lily is estimated to be eleven to twelve years old. She has some fatty masses that were diagnosed as lipomas. She also has a bit of trouble getting around on the tile floors in her foster home, but is happy walking around the yard and taking trips to the mailbox. We believe that Lily has primarily been fed people food, so she is learning to eat dog food.

Harley is estimated to be around eight years old and we believe he is a Papillion and Chihuahua mix. Harley is enjoying hanging out with his new foster siblings but still keeps a close eye on Lily. Harley is relearning house training in foster care. He knows what he is supposed to do but we feel he wasn't used to going outside in his prior home. Harley is also learning to eat dog food again.

Both Harley and Lily are easy to have around. They are both overweight but we feel once they are used to eating dog food again and keep taking those trips to the mailbox, they will lose those extra pounds. Both dogs are up to date on preventative vaccinations.

If you would to be the Forever Home for this sweet pair, please fill out an adoption application today.

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

Contact: Barb Doolin livernwhite@comcast.net .

Posted: 4/29/18


HOLLY
Columbia City, OR

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ESRA#:2018-103OR
Status: Adopted
Date:2018-06-16
  
Age:5 years
Gender:Female
Color:Liver & White
Weight:70 lbs
Variety:Field
Sweet as can be five-year-old liver-and-white Holly is looking for her Forever Home.

Holly came to ESRA weighing in at seventy-eight pounds. She has learned in foster care to eat dog food and is on a slow exercise program. She is taking daily walks and will now chase the ball a bit with her foster siblings. Holly's Forever Home will need to be committed to continuing her slow weight loss.

Holly would love to be with people that are retired or work from home. She is happiest when she is with her people. Children aged ten and older are best for Holly. She will hide from small children. No cats for Holly, as the temptation to chase is just too great. Holly is fine with other dogs.

Holly's foster family reports that she is very sweet and a happy, wiggly girl. She doesn't want to use the doggie door but we keep working on it. Holly is microchipped and up to date on all preventative vaccinations.

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

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

Contact: Barb Doolin livernwhite@comcast.net .

Posted: 4/29/18


NOEL
Austin, TX

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ESRA#:2017-484TX
Status: Adopted
Date:2018-06-15
  
Age:8 years
Gender:Female
Color:Liver & White
Weight:49 lbs
Variety:Field
UPDATE 2/4/18: Noel has had the surgery to remove her abdominal mass. Be sure to check out her Special Needs page for more pictures and to follow her progress.

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While most people were home enjoying Christmas Eve with family, our amazing friends at Cocker Rescue of Austin/San Antonio were doing everything possible to make sure this sweet Springer girl didn't have to spend Christmas Day in the shelter. Their Austin volunteers drove to Selma where the dedicated Animal Control Officer met them after hours to release her. She was aptly named Noel.

Noel spent a peaceful Christmas Day surrounded by the love of her foster family. She celebrated the comfort of a warm bed, a full belly and the sounds from cheerful children. We genuinely believe that dogs who come into rescue truly appreciate everything they are given. They have known fear, pain and sometimes hunger. Noel is a happy girl, so trusting and incredibly sweet. She loves everyone and that love shows in her eyes. She knows we are trying to help her.

Now that Noel was safe with rescue, we needed to address her medical issues: the first one being the huge growth on her abdomen. Our volunteers sprang into action to get her to multiple vet appointments and gather the information we needed to make a decision. Should we try to save this sweet girl or let her cross over the Rainbow Bridge in our loving arms? After much discussion and consideration, we have decided to try and remove Noel's tumor. As you can see from the photos, this is a massive tumor and it requires the skill and knowledge of a specialist. Her surgery is scheduled for January 30. We are hoping to either remove the tumor completely or at least reduce the size of the tumor to improve her quality of life.

Always struggling for foster homes, we found an amazing home where Noel can start the journey toward recovery. These new ESRA volunteers have opened their hearts and home to give Noel the chance she so deserves -- a chance to live out the remainder of her life feeling safe, secure and happy.

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

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

Posted: 1/30/18


BRETT
Littleton, CO

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ESRA#:2018-178CO
Status: Adopted
Date:2018-06-12
  
Age:13 months
Gender:Male
Color:Black & White
Weight:34 lbs
Variety:Mix
Brett is a vibrant, life-loving young boy who has a great time playing in a big backyard with his buddies! Wow! Life is good since he left the shelter. Some dogs don’t do well in the shelter environment and Brett was one of them. He appeared shy and fearful. Well, that was then and this is now.

Play, play, play is Brett’s idea of the perfect life, at least right now. This cheerful boy gets along with women, men and other dogs. He was polite when he met a young child. His foster mom says his favorite toy is anything not tied down! He loves to chew nylabones, Dentley’s bones and kongs. He is really cute and seems happy all the time. This sweetheart loves to cuddle with his family after playtime.

We believe Brett is an English Springer Spaniel/Border Collie mix. He is housetrained, crate trained and likes to ride in the car. He comes when called -- usually. As a puppy teenager, he is ready for some basic obedience to refine his manners, learn commands and improve his leash walking. He responds well to training treats. That said, he can lose interest in his food and needs mealtime monitoring if there are other dogs.

Brett would do best with a family that can match his energy and has the patience to provide the training he needs as he grows into adulthood. He needs a home with a fenced backyard for running and would love to have a dog playmate. He has the energy to become a running partner and would enjoy exploring the outdoors with his new Forever Family.

If you think you are the right family for this handsome young fellow, please let us know!

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

Contact: Case Manager , Pam Waidler esrapupsco@gmail.com .

Posted: 5/13/18


BADZI
Denver, CO

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ESRA#:2012-980CO
Status: Adopted
Date:2018-06-12
  
Age:10 years
Gender:Male
Color:Liver & White
Weight:47 lbs
Variety:Bench

Thinking about bringing Badzi or another wonderful Senior Springer into your family? Read why rescuing Senior Springers is a top priority for ESRA.
His zest for living is apparent to all who meet Badzi! He is a friendly fellow who enjoys meeting people and will entertain if given the chance. This bright and engaging boy has learned many tricks and loves to demonstrate his skills. Badzi is a polite gentleman who is meticulously house trained and has impeccable house manners. He has adapted well to life in a high rise apartment.

Badzi moves gracefully on his leisurely leash walks. He has been crate trained and enjoys car rides. He would prefer to be an only dog with an adult family that is home most of the time. People are his world and he wants nothing more than to be his family’s companion. His only health concern is an occasional small skin rash that is treated with a medicated shampoo. Badzi is up to date on his vaccinations.

Badzi’s current family says: Badzi is extremely sensitive, eager to please and entirely affectionate. It would be hard to find a happier dog!

Please let us know if you think you are the right Forever Family for Badzi!

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

Contact: Case Manager , Pam Waidler esrapupsco@gmail.com .

Posted: 5/17/18


SAMUEL
San Diego, CA

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ESRA#:2018-195CA
Status: Adopted
Date:2018-06-06
  
Age:4 years
Gender:Male
Color:L&W Tricolor
Weight:70 lbs
Variety:Bench
From Sam's foster family: We would like to introduce Samuel James, or as we affectionately call him, "Sam, the Loveable Moose." This is a big cuddly bear (or moose!) of a dog who loves people as well as going for WALKS. When his owners moved into a condo, away from a home where Sam had room to run, they requested ESRA’s help in locating a loving home for him where he would once again have room to roam. We are certainly glad that they entrusted their beloved Sam to us, because he is a joy to have around, and he will make someone a terrific pet!

Sam has nice house manners. He doesn't jump on furniture, and he is typically calm and relaxed. He had some potty mistakes during his first couple of days here, but he is responding well to a refresher course in potty training. New owners should be prepared for the possibility of some initial accidents, though, as this is common for many dogs during their adjustment to a new setting. Sam is crate trained and was accustomed to sleeping in a crate in his previous home. Here with us, he has been sleeping calmly through the night in a doggie bed at the foot of his foster mom’s bed. Sam is a real people dog, and it is obvious that he has been loved throughout his life. He has had regular vet care through the years, and he is up to date on his shots. He is also on flea and heartworm prevention.

Sam gets along fine with his foster sister, a young Springer who loves to play. He will occasionally play with her, but he is really more interested in attention and affection from people. He is a typical Velcro Springer who will follow you from room to room, and he will wiggle with delight when you return from an absence. He appears to do fine when he is left alone while his foster mom is at work, although he certainly prefers it when she’s at home! Sam will bark a bit if he senses a critter or some other noise outside, but otherwise he is really not much of a barker.

As we mentioned, he loves to go for walks. He dances around in joy when he hears the word "walk" or sees his leash. Sam pulls a little on the leash, but not excessively. He has been tested off-leash, and he does very well, coming right back when he is called. And boy, does he enjoy a romp! Sam could stand to lose a few pounds, so regular exercise will be important for him.

This handsome boy craves human attention. Sam would do best in a home with children over the age of seven. This is because he is still fairly young and enthusiastic, and since he is big, he could knock a small child over if he jumped. Sam would be equally fine as an only dog or with another dog of similar size and temperament for companionship. However, there should be no small animals of any species in the household.

Sam needs a Forever Home where he will be part of the family and will be included in all family activities. He would dearly love to have a person at home for at least part of each day for companionship. If you think that yours is the right family for Sam, please contact his foster mom at the email address below.

Please note that an approved 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 family.

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

Contact: Foster Home, Susan Schulte sschulte77@aol.com .

Posted: 5/17/18


OREO
Austin, TX

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ESRA#:2014-354TX
Status: Adopted
Date:2018-05-30
  
Age:10 years
Gender:Male
Color:Black & White
Weight:40 lbs
Variety:Bench
Oreo is everything a great companion should be – he’s handsome, smart, sweet and playful.  He knows the basic commands: Sit, Down and Stay.  He will look into a crate but has no desire to go into one.  He freely roams his foster home and has not had any problems.  He is house trained and will go to the back door when he needs to go out.  He gets along well with his Springer foster sister who tries to remind him daily that she is the boss. 

Oreo is a great watch dog and alerts you if an animal or person gets anywhere close to the house. He does sometimes get on the furniture, but will get down when asked.  He adores going for rides in the car, but needs to keep his seatbelt on so he doesn’t have too much fun playing in the car.

Oreo’s foster mom has this to say:

He is super sweet and cute.  He is a great dog and we enjoy fostering him.  He does display the typical Velcro Springer traits - he has the wiggle butt and he likes to follow his people around everywhere.  Oreo sleeps on a dog bed at night and naps in front of the window during the day.  He gets along great with his ten-year-old human foster sister.  Oreo needs some basic training to help him learn to walk on a leash.  Obedience training would serve him well in this area, because he loves to go for walks and does well at the dog park.


Oreo is a very healthy and happy boy.  While he may be about seven years old, he acts like a toddler with his enthusiasm and playfulness.  Oreo would prefer a home where either his owner is home most of the time, or a home with another dog so he won’t get lonely.  He’s current on all his vaccinations and is microchipped.  He is ready now to go to his Forever Home.

Please note: Due to the heat of the summer months, the airlines will not fly dogs during this season. Please don’t ask us to do that.

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

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

Posted: 9/12/14


COOPER
San Jacinto, CA

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ESRA#:2018-83CA
Status: Adopted
Date:2018-05-29
  
Age:5 years
Gender:Male
Color:Black & White
Weight:38 lbs
Variety:Mix
From Cooper's foster family: We are proud to present our newest foster, a "brown-eyed baby boy" called Cooper -- Coop to his friends and family. Cooper spent thirty days in a Riverside shelter after having been picked up as a stray. Because he looks as if he is part Springer, ESRA was alerted by the shelter. His time was running out, and the staff thought his life needed to be spared. We agree!

When he arrived here at his foster home, Coop had just been neutered, and he had a severe ear infection along with terrible breath. While we waited for his surgery site to heal, we vigorously addressed the ear infection. We also noticed dangling rear dew claws that might accidentally be ripped off if they were not removed. Cooper's teeth were also badly in need of a cleaning, so we elected to have both procedures done after his neuter site was completely healed. Coop has now been totally cleared by our vet. He is up to date on his inoculations, and the surgical sites have healed completely. The dental procedure cured his breath, which now smells as fresh as a spring flower!

Cooper is ready to find his Forever Family. Since arriving in foster care, he has had a refresher course in housetraining. After settling in, he has learned to accept all our dogs -- a Springer, a shitzu, and even our "wild child" golden retriever. Coop also has no issues with our cats.

We think that Cooper likely suffered some abuse in his past life. He is a little leery when first meeting new people, and he cowers if he sees anything in your hand and thinks he might be a target. However, this sweet guy shows no aggressive behavior as a result of his past experiences. Rather, he constantly seeks attention and closeness and wants to jump up on you when you are either sitting or standing. He just craves affection and desperately needs to be loved. We feel that while Coop would be fine in a home with a non-alpha canine companion, he would much rather be the one and only dog in his new Forever Family so he can soak up all the loving for himself!

Coop's leash-walking skills are not too bad, but they could use a little tweaking. As with most of our foster dogs, Cooper will benefit from an obedience class which will teach him the ropes and increase bonding between him and his new family. At first, Coop was very nervous and would barely tolerate car rides. Now he jumps in with the pack, and he has learned to relax like the rest of them. He LOVES toys and also elk bones, which help keep his teeth clean.

Although Coop is a Springer mix, he definitely has that Springer personality that we love. So if you like the looks of Cooper and don't mind him flushing birds from your yard, He's your guy. He would also make a great bed warmer for those cool California nights! If you want to learn more about this dear boy, contact us at the email address below.

Please note that the approved application is the first step in a more thorough interview process that is designed to match each dog to exactly the right family, and that the final decision rests with the dog's case manager.

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

Contact: Foster Home, Bill and Gay Sterling Wmjsterling@aol.com .

Posted: 4/16/18


CHEVY
San Jacinto, CA

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ESRA#:2018-129CA
Status: Adopted
Date:2018-05-29
  
Age:7 years
Gender:Male
Color:Black & White
Weight:62 lbs
Variety:Bench
We are pleased to introduce Chevy (pronounced "Shev-ee," like the car), a gorgeous gentle giant of a Springer. Chevy was dropped off at the San Diego Humane Society by his owner’s family when she had to enter an assisted-living facility. The Humane Society got in touch with ESRA, and we welcomed him with open arms. Unfortunately, Chevy had contracted kennel cough while he was at the Humane Society, so he needed to spend his recuperation time in a boarding facility before entering his new foster home.

Chevy has proven to be a wonderful house guest who likes to follow his humans from room to room. He gets along well with the resident dogs but does not engage in play with them. He ignores the resident cats. Chevy has great house manners, is housetrained, does not get up on furniture, and enjoys his dog bed both for naps and for sleeping through the night. He enjoys car rides, but his favorite activity is going for long walks. Chevy and his new owner would benefit greatly from an obedience class geared toward dogs with hearing problems, a class which utilizes hand signals as a means of communication.

While he was at the Humane Society, Chevy underwent a complete physical overhaul which included some desperately needed dental work. His teeth were cleaned, and several were extracted due to decay. His ears were also deep cleaned and were found to be so badly inflamed that the canals were nearly closed. We suspect that his ears will have to be monitored closely in the future to prevent the infection from returning. Due to the bad condition of his ears, Chevy is unable to hear even the loudest noises. We are unsure whether his deafness is permanent or if his hearing will eventually return. Chevy was also brought up to date on his vaccinations. He was microchipped, and he tested negative for heartworm. He had been neutered by his original owner.

A behavior note from the Humane Society stated that Chevy demonstrated food aggression. This has not been observed in his foster home, but care is taken to feed all dogs at a distance from each other. Chevy has never been taught to take treats gently, and in his eagerness for a good snack, he may accidentally include a finger or two along with the treat he is taking. We just want his new owners to be aware!

This boy craves human attention. Chevy would do best in an all-adult home in which he will be included in all activities. He would prefer to be the only dog in the household, and he would dearly love to have one of his people at home for at least part of the day for companionship. Chevy is looking for a Forever Home where he will receive the love and care he so needs and deserves. If you think you are the right family for Chevy, please contact his foster parents at the email address below.

Please note that an approved 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 Chevy.

Contact: Foster Home, Bill and Gay Sterling Wmjsterling@aol.com .

Posted: 5/06/18


BOLT
Orange, CA

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ESRA#:2014-286CA
Status: Adopted
Date:2018-05-20
  
Age:8 years
Gender:Male
Color:Black & White
Weight:50 lbs
Variety:Bench
UPDATE from Bolt's foster parents, 5/5/18: Bolt was adopted in 2014 and spent his days happily living in a small cottage overlooking the ocean in Santa Barbara, but due to the very recent death of his adopter, he has returned to ESRA and is again looking for a Forever Home. He is the same sweet, gentle boy we fostered in 2014. He still loves his playtime, and his favorite thing is still to bring you his rope or toys for a session of tug each night after dinner or mornings after breakfast. Bolt is easy to care for and continues to enjoy car rides and walks and meals, and he loves to "talk" to you enthusiastically when he thinks it's time for those treats.

Bolt has healed well from his two ACL surgeries described below, although he does need a ramp or a boost in order to get into the car.

This boy will be a wonderful companion for a family with a low-to-moderate activity level. He has a charming personality, and he gets along well with everyone he meets!
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Here is Bolt's original listing from the summer of 2014:

Bolt is a good-looking Springer with an absolutely adorable, sweet, and playful personality. He is an exceedingly gentle dog. Bolt is housetrained, and he loves to play with toys and go for car rides and walks.

Bolt will talk to you frequently via an "arf, arf" when he thinks it's time to take a walk or ride in the car, get a meal, or play. He also "talks" to the birds he sees flying in the sky, much to the amusement of his foster family. Play is high on Bolt's list of priorities, and he will play by himself if necessary, picking up a toy and growling at it while throwing it up in the air. That's also a lot of fun for his humans to watch! Bolt really enjoys playing with other dogs. He loves to interact with his canine foster sister, playing constantly with her and particularly enjoying soft mouth wrestling. However, Bolt's favorite thing is to share the play with his humans, particularly tug games with rope toys.

Bolt is a low-maintenance boy with an easygoing personality. He just loves to be with you. He is fine with cats and other dogs and really enjoys meeting new people. Bolt has good manners--he will ask to go outside, he knows the Sit command, and he even enjoys getting his teeth brushed!

Bolt is microchipped, heartworm-tested, and current on his shots. He is not a high energy fellow, as he came to ESRA with torn anterior cruciate ligaments in both of his back legs. He had his first ACL surgery in June, and he has made a good recovery. He has just had his second surgery, and we anticipate that he will be healed and ready for adoption by the end of August. Right now, Bolt's foster dad has to lift him in and out of the car because he really cannot jump well, but we hope that will improve as his repaired legs get stronger.

We would like to find Bolt his Forever Home soon, so that he is ready to join his new family as soon as his recuperation is complete. His foster parents will be sorry to say goodbye to him, as they consider Bolt a delight to have in their home, and they enjoy his mellow personality and playfulness.

If you think that this charming boy would be a good fit for your family, please contact his case manager at the e-mail address below. Please note that an approved adoption application is the first step in a more thorough interview process that is designed to match each dog to exactly the right family, and the final decision rests with the dog’s case manager.

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

Contact: Case Manager, Cindy Pierson lpie229620@gmail.com .

Posted: 8/01/14


PERSEUS
Tustin, CA

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ESRA#:2018-113CA
Status: Adopted
Date:2018-05-18
  
Age:7 months
Gender:Male
Color:Unique coat
Weight:12 lbs
Variety:Mix
Click here to see the puppies playing with their larger cousins!
This is Perseus (or Percy, as his foster family calls him), an adorable Springer/border collie puppy. Animal control officers found him along with his brother and two sisters abandoned on a street in Bakersfield. ESRA was at the shelter the day the puppies became available, and they are now thriving in foster care. Their foster families are diligently working on housetraining skills and basic manners while the little ones are in the house. Outside, of course, it is a free-for-all with puppies romping, play-fighting, chewing on toys, and exploring their new territory. They are also playing well with the resident dogs, who are teaching them how to properly interact with other canines.

Percy is energetic and loves to tumble and chase balls. He is a cuddler and will let you pet him for as long as you want. Percy is looking for a home where he will have another young dog to play with, a family who will include him in every aspect of their daily activities, and obedience classes to help him learn how to become the best companion possible.

Percy has had his first set of puppy shots, and he has been dewormed, microchipped, and neutered. His new owners will be responsible for his next two sets of puppy shots, including his rabies vaccination with the final set. They will also be responsible for ensuring that Percy is properly licensed for whichever area his new home is in.

Important notes about puppies:

We do not place puppies as presents or surprises. The entire prospective adopting family needs to come to Tustin to meet Percy. Also, please remember that puppies require a lot of care, attention, and training, and they do chew on things. The decision to get a puppy and raise it to be a healthy, happy, and well-adjusted dog is a serious commitment.


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 Perseus.

Contact: Case Manager, Cindy Pierson lpie229620@gmail.com .

Posted: 4/03/18


ORION
Tustin, CA

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ESRA#:2018-114CA
Status: Adopted
Date:2018-05-18
  
Age:7 months
Gender:Male
Color:Unique coat
Weight:13 lbs
Variety:Mix
Click here to see the puppies playing with their larger cousins!
Meet Orion, an adorable Springer/border collie puppy. Animal control officers found him along with his brother and two sisters abandoned on a street in Bakersfield. ESRA was at the shelter the day the puppies became available, and they are now thriving in foster care. Their foster families are diligently working on housetraining skills and basic manners while the little ones are in the house. Outside, of course, it is a free-for-all with puppies romping, play-fighting, chewing on toys, and exploring their new territory. They are also playing well with the resident dogs, who are teaching them how to properly interact with other canines.

Orion is very smart, outgoing, and playful, and he LOVES to hog all the toys. He will come to you frequently for snuggles. Orion is looking for a home where he will have another young dog to play with, a family who will include him in every aspect of their daily activities, and obedience classes to help him learn how to become the best companion possible.

Orion has had his first set of puppy shots, and he has been dewormed, microchipped, and neutered. His new owners will be responsible for his next two sets of puppy shots, including his rabies vaccination with the final set. They will also be responsible for ensuring that Orion is properly licensed for whichever area his new home is in.

Important notes about puppies:

We do not place puppies as presents or surprises. The entire prospective adopting family needs to come to Tustin to meet Orion. Also, please remember that puppies require a lot of care, attention, and training, and they do chew on things. The decision to get a puppy and raise it to be a healthy, happy, and well-adjusted dog is a serious commitment.


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 Orion.

Contact: Case Manager, Cindy Pierson lpie229620@gmail.com .

Posted: 4/03/18

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