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LEROY
Lakewood, CO

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ESRA#:2017-455KS
Status: Adopted
Date:2018-01-17
  
Age:5 years
Gender:Male
Color:Black & White
Weight:57 lbs
Variety:Bench
Leroy loves people! He loves to meet and greet men, women and children. He loved being the center of attention at the vet’s office. That said, he doesn’t demand attention.

Our handsome boy does just fine in the car and goes easily into his crate at home. Leroy is a very good boy in the house. He is well housetrained and could probably learn the doggy door if needed. There’s no digging, counter surfing or chewing (well, sometimes on his leash). He sleeps through the night and waits for his people in the morning.

This smart, sensitive boy has been a bit bewildered since he was abandoned in rural Kansas. We expect that as he becomes more secure, he will continue to relax and blossom. He has had some help from the resident female Springer who has shown him the ropes. He takes his cues from her and accepts her as a companion.

Outdoors Leroy needs some training. A harness has helped with leash pulling. Although he looks forward to his walks, he is okay with one or two twenty-minute walks per day. He reacts to close encounters with some dogs and his people need to allow him space on his walks. Leroy has shown no interest in toys or playing so far and has been unresponsive to overtures from his foster sister.

Leroy would love living with a family -- more people to give him attention! We suggest adults and children over age six. He could be an only dog, but has done quite well with a calm female Springer. No small dogs or cats for Leroy.

If you think you might be the right Forever Family to help Leroy on his journey, please let us know! He will give love, companionship and loyalty in return.

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

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

Posted: 12/21/17


DREW
Bakersfield, CA

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ESRA#:2017-467CA
Status: Adopted
Date:2018-01-14
  
Age:5 years
Gender:Male
Color:Liver & White
Weight:50 lbs
Variety:Bench
Hello, everyone! My name is Drew and, very sadly, I am looking for a new Forever Home. I have lived my entire life with my owners and their other dogs. They love me very much, but I am so attached to my mom that I don’t want any other animal around her, canine or feline. Mom and Dad made the very tough decision that I would be happier being the only dog in a family. I am a typical Springer who enjoys being with people of all ages – I have never met a human I don’t love. Even though I am a large Springer, I am very gentle with all I meet. I should also add that I am an expert cuddler, and I'm happiest when I am invited to sit or sleep next to my human. Besides being with my people, my favorite activity is playing with my toys. I have great manners, and I never, ever get into things that I shouldn’t.

If you think I would be a good fit for your family, please get in touch with my case manager. I'm eager to meet you!

Love,
Drew


From Drew's case manager: This great, loveable Springer has been loved and nurtured his entire life. His owner is a performance exhibitor, and Drew is a finished Champion with titles in Novice Rally and Beginning Novice. Drew gets along with the other dogs he meets at exhibitions, and he often attempts to engage them in play. However, at home he definitely does not want to share his owners with any of the other animals. When he is alone with his people, he is a loving, goofy Springer who is very well behaved both in the house and outside. Drew has outstanding obedience training. He walks well on leash, loves to play with his toys, and, more than anything, wants to be with his humans. He loves everyone from kids to seniors!

Drew is a gentle soul with a true Springer heart, and he wants to please more than anything. He will do perfectly fine when left home alone, but he would dearly love to have someone home with him most of the time. Like most Springers, Drew needs to have a large, securely fenced yard to sniff and play in. He craves a family that will make him an integral part of their everyday lives. He would excel at therapy work if his new family had an interest in that area.

Drew is up to date on his vaccinations. He has been neutered and microchipped and has tested negative for heartworm. He is a healthy, happy, wonderful boy, and he's looking for a fun and loving Forever Family to belong to. Do you have the time to devote to Drew and a place in your heart and family for him? If so, please have an approved application on file and be prepared to fall in love.

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

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

Posted: 12/16/17


FRED
Chico, CA

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ESRA#:2017-444CA
Status: Adopted
Date:2017-12-16
  
Age:8 years
Gender:Male
Color:Liver & White
Weight:55 lbs
Variety:Bench
Hello, everyone! My name is Fred. Somehow I ended up in a shelter, but then a very nice gentleman from ESRA rescued me. I am a typical Springer who enjoys being with people, and my foster mom calls me a “cuddle-bug." Even though I'm kind of a big boy (a lot bigger than a bug, for sure!), I am very gentle with everyone I meet. People are great, and I love to be around them!

When I was picked up at the shelter, I had a horrible ear infection and cherry eye. But thanks to ESRA's care, both are clearing up, and I am starting to feel like my old self again. I have lots more energy now, and I love to run, play, explore, and chase--I am a Springer, after all! I do have to admit that absolutely no stuffed toys are safe around me. Oh, what fun it is to tear them up and watch the stuffing fly!

I'm looking for a Forever Home with a family who will take me on walks and other adventures, play with me, and let me snuggle with them. I've got so much love to share! If I can share it with you, please let my case manager know right away.

Affectionately,
Fred


From Fred's case manager: This guy is one great big, loveable Springer! He adores being cuddled, and he will quickly claim any available lap. We are delighted to see Fred's true personality emerging as he regains his health and strength. He has become very active, and he will therefore need a Forever Family who will take him for lots of walks and engage him in backyard play.

This gentle soul with a true Springer heart wants to please his humans more than anything. Like most Springers, he needs a large yard to romp in, and he would dearly love to have someone at home with him most of the time. Fred's strong prey drive has been exhibited by his chasing of the resident cats in his foster home, so it will be best that he goes to a home with no small animals – feline, canine, or otherwise. Although Fred gets along well with the resident Springer in his foster home, any interested adopter who currently has a dog will need to arrange a meet-and-greet for the two dogs to see if they are a good match. Fred will do well as the only dog in the family as long as someone is home for part of each day. He will benefit from an obedience class, which will not only let Fred know what is expected of him but will also encourage and solidify the developing bond with his new family.

Fred is up to date on all his shots, is microchipped, has been neutered, and has tested negative for heartworm. He does have some age-related hearing loss and the beginning of cataracts, but these things don't hinder him at all. He is a healthy, happy, wonderful boy who is looking for a fun and loving Forever Family to belong to. Do you have time to devote to Fred and a place in your heart and your home for him? If so, please have an approved application on file and be prepared to fall in love!

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

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

Posted: 12/05/17


ZEKE
Dallas, TX

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ESRA#:2017-1TX
Status: Adopted
Date:2017-12-13
  
Age:5 years
Gender:Male
Color:Liver & White
Weight:43 lbs
Variety:Bench
Our precious Zeke has one of those faces that melts your heart.  He is a living doll!

Zeke was found as a stray, had bright pink skin, a patchy coat, painful ears and tested heartworm positive. We believe he also endured harsh treatment by his humans in his past -- a gentle reach toward him caused him to urinate in fear.  He will need a special and understanding family. Our best guess is that he's roughly five years old.

He is now heartworm free and his allergies are well controlled.  He is very-well socialized, greets everyone he encounters with a wiggle butt and a huge "hello" and a face full of kisses.  He has such an outgoing and friendly personality.  Yet still, on occasion, we catch a glimpse of that frightened little boy that arrived months ago.

Zeke is in excellent shape, at his ideal weight, neutered, current on shots and microchipped.  He does require a high-quality kibble and daily dose of Apoquel to keep his allergies in check.

Zeke can be protective of his belongings.  His new family will need to be an experienced dog owner and must continue with his behavior modification.  When he's playing with a toy and you move toward him, he now immediately drops his toy and runs wiggling toward you.  He is best suited for an adult home.  Zeke loves other dogs, but given he doesn't like sharing his toys, he will need to be the only pup in the house unless the resident dog doesn't play with toys. He is unknown with cats.  He is an excellent client at the groomer and patient at the vet's office.

Aside from this, Zeke is the most tender-hearted, devoted, loving companion you could imagine.  We ADORE him so! He is well-mannered, obedient, and only wants to please you.  He walks nicely on a leash.  He loves care rides, but once in a while he will get car sick if he's just had a meal.  It is rare that this happens.

Zeke deserves the best of the best!  If you believe you can give Zeke all that and more AND are able to continue with his training, please email his foster mom.

On a side note, his foster mom could not bring herself to cut off his adorable curly locks atop his head!

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 Zeke.

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

Posted: 7/23/17


MURPHY
Seattle, WA

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ESRA#:2017-216WA
Status: Adopted
Date:2017-12-10
  
Age:8 years
Gender:Female
Color:Black & White
Weight:45 lbs
Variety:Bench
Murphy is a black-and-white eight-year-old beautiful girl looking for her Forever home.  Her relinquishing family loved her very much, but she was not happy when an infant joined the family. As a result, she has spent the past three years moving between homes with friends and family members. This has been hard on Murphy, so they turned to ESRA to find her a stable environment so she will never need to move again.

Murphy would be happiest with a family that is retired or works from home where she could be the only dog. No small children for this girl, but we believe she would be okay in a home with teenagers. 

Murphy does well with other dogs in a dog park, but prefers to be the only dog in her home.  She might do well with a submissive male, but this alpha girl should not live with another female dog.   

Murphy's foster dad reports that she loves to snuggle and will talk when excited, usually with a howl.  This happens at meal time and is quite charming.  Murphy sleeps on her own bed and does not need a crate.  She likes watching television and gets excited when she sees animals on TV, usually other dogs.  Murphy loves car rides and wants to sit in the front seat with her paw on his gearshift hand.

Murphy is spayed, microchipped and up to date on all preventative vaccinations. 

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

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

Contact: Barb Doolin livernwhite@comcast.net .

Posted: 6/28/17


MAX
Bainbridge Island, WA

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ESRA#:2017-278OR
Status: Adopted
Date:2017-12-10
  
Age:9 years
Gender:Male
Color:Black & White
Weight:55 lbs
Variety:Field
Max is a nine-year-old black-and-white sweet guy looking for his Forever Home.  He was initially a dad's dog; he then went to the son's family who did not have the time to give Max the love and attention he deserves.  They turned to ESRA to find the perfect Forever Home for this happy, Velcro boy.

Max is adjusting to life with his foster family.  He has learned to live with the resident dog and we think he could do this in his Forever Home. We also feel Max would be perfectly happy being an only dog.  He is happiest when his crate is close to the activity so that he can lay in it with the door open when he chooses.   

Max has met older children in foster care and we feel that Max will do great with children eight years old and older.  He likes younger children, but he may knock them down.  He also has met a cat on his daily walk that he seems to like.  

It was reported by his relinquishing family that Max was not house trained; however, he has not had any accidents in the house while in foster care.  Max follows his foster mom everywhere in true Velcro Springer fashion.  

Max does well on a leash and needs a daily walk for his health, but he isn't looking for an extremely active lifestyle.  We feel Max would be happiest with a retired or a family that works at home so he can be with his people most of the time.  

Max is happy and eager to please and very willing to work for treats!

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

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

Contact: Barb Doolin livernwhite@comcast.net .

Posted: 7/24/17


MASON
Albuquerque, NM

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ESRA#:2013-23TX
Status: Adopted
Date:2017-11-15
  
Age:7 years
Gender:Male
Color:Black & White
Weight:53 lbs
Variety:Bench
Mason is our sweet, snuggly, silly Springer who is a delight to have around. He loves his toys and will make you laugh when he carries a favorite around while barking and "talking" with them in his mouth. He enjoys a game of ball and will bring the ball back to you for another throw.

Mason loves his walks and keeps up with his younger foster sibling. He can be trusted off leash in an appropriate setting as he has excellent recall and comes trotting right back to you. However, he does have a prey drive and must always be on leash when encountering critters or birds.

Mason takes a daily joint supplement and fish oil. He has lost a few pounds since coming into ESRA's care with his daily walks and his green bean snacks!

This boy is so smart and knows several commands including Sit, Stay, Down, Come, and High Five. He is very attentive and obedient and really wants to please you. He can be overwhelmed when meeting new dogs if they rush up to him. But if they approach slowly and calmly, he knows they are friendly and takes his cue from them to also be friendly. He would be fine if there was another calm, confident dog in his new home if that dog was okay with Mason being the boss. He has recently started playing tug of war with his foster sibling. He does well with dog-savvy children over the age of eight that are gentle with him.

Mason really needs a dog door because he thrives on the freedom it gives him to go from the house to the yard. He will go in his crate but does not like to be left in there for over an hour. He is trustworthy when left alone in the house. Mason really wants to be with you as much as possible, though. Therefore, we feel Mason would do best with someone that is retired or that works from home. He is a gentleman in the car and would happily go with you whenever possible.

If you want a loyal, devoted, loving best friend, then Mason may be your guy. Mason loves deeply and is looking for and deserves someone to return that love.

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

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

Posted: 9/13/17


LANCE
San Jacinto, CA

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ESRA#:2017-395CA
Status: Adopted
Date:2017-11-15
  
Age:5 years
Gender:Male
Color:Liver & White
Weight:50 lbs
Variety:Bench
We are pleased to introduce Lance, our current foster. He was originally adopted from a local shelter in 2015. Recently, due to unforeseen circumstances, his family had to make the very difficult decision to relinquish Lance to ESRA. Lance's family gave him a glowing report when he was picked up, and their evaluation has certainly proved to be spot on.

Lance has turned out to be a dream foster, and he exhibits no bad habits. He is housetrained and crate trained, and he knows basic commands. He enjoys giving high fives, will willingly shake with both paws, and will roll over. He also has terrific recall. Lance gets along great with his foster siblings--canine and feline, large and small. He will engage in play and is not hesitant about letting another dog know when he has had enough. This guy is a very laidback Springer who is a "mama's boy" and is his foster mom's shadow. Lance loves people of all ages, and it is our opinion that he would make a great therapy dog if his Forever Family is interested in pursuing this idea.

His relinquishing family mentioned that Lance had suffered severe separation anxiety when they first brought him home from the shelter. They worked diligently to help him overcome this. While this behavior has not surfaced in his foster home, Lance's new adoptive family needs to be aware of this possibility and be willing to work with him to help him become comfortable in his Forever Home.

In our opinion, Lance will do best in an environment where someone is home most of the time. He would enjoy the companionship of another animal in the household who has a temperament and activity level similar to his. Lance would do equally well as the one and only pet as long as he is not left alone for long periods of time.

If you feel that you can give this terrific boy the love and attention he needs, please contact his foster family. We anticipate that Lance will be adopted quickly, so please make sure you have an approved adoption application on file before contacting us.

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

Contact: Bill and Gay Sterling Wmjsterling@aol.com .

Posted: 10/23/17


KALEA
Arvada, CO

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ESRA#:2017-390UT
Status: Adopted
Date:2017-11-05
  
Age:5 years
Gender:Female
Color:Black & White
Weight:39 lbs
Variety:Field
Kalea is a lovely little lady who has quietly blossomed in foster care. She came to us a bit anxious and timid, but has quickly moved past her initial reservations and decided that life is fun with her foster family!

Kalea is a rather adaptable girl. She is content to keep company with her older foster brothers, but when a one-year-old border collie mix visits, she has no trouble engaging in and keeping up with the play. She lived comfortably in a home with a cat.

She has done well with all family members, including younger children. Kalea loves to be with her people and could be called a Velcro Springer. She is sweet and snuggly. She has good house manners, learned the doggy door quickly and sleeps quietly at night. There has been no need to crate Kalea, as she is responsible when left in the house.

This girl loves her walks and playing outside. She is quite interested in the rabbits along the way and could benefit from additional leash training. Kalea is in good health, but is working on adding a couple of pounds. She is current on her vaccinations and has been spayed.

Kalea would do well in a home with adults, children, dogs and or a cat. She is probably not a good candidate for a noisy, boisterous household, but very much likes being part of the family and household activities.

Does she sound like the dog for your family? If so, please let us know!

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

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

Posted: 10/24/17


VINNIE
Elizabeth, CO

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ESRA#:2011-723UT
Status: Adopted
Date:2017-11-04
  
Age:6 years
Gender:Male
Color:Black & White
Weight:50 lbs
Variety:Bench
Vinnie was adopted as a puppy from ESRA and, sadly, was recently returned due to life changes for his family. Somewhere along life’s path, Vin became somewhat insecure and uncertain when meeting new people and in some life situations, but a lot of the little puppy we knew is still evident in this happy guy.  He does warm up quickly to folks if they allow him to get to know them at his own pace.  

Vinnie is incredibly smart and will make you proud of how he has mastered his obedience commands.  Vin comes when called, sits readily when asked, is house trained and walks pretty well on the leash -- he is just so excited to be out and about.  He loves to go for walks and hikes and take in all the sights and smells of his surroundings.  Vinnie is a good traveler in the car and loves to make nose marks on the windows as you go down the road.  Vinnie does get along well with other dogs, but he will not be the best dog for a home with cats.   

Vinnie has made great strides on feeling more confident in himself and his surroundings.  Because of his insecurities from time to time, he does attach himself to one person.  When he feels uncertain about something, he goes to the person and tries to keep others away.   In the past couple of years, we believe life had become increasingly scary for Vinnie.  He will need help from his people as he continues to relearn how to make himself feel safe with a loving family.   This may sound like an undertaking, but Vinnie is a sweet, loving boy at heart.  Counter conditioning and desensitization training has been working well in helping with his insecurities and Vinnie enjoys all the attention and praise (and yummy treats!) for a job well done.   

Vinnie is a sweet, loyal and loving companion who strives to please and do what makes his people happy.  Vinnie would like a family that is home more than they are gone and without small children.  If you are interested in meeting Vinnie, please plan a couple of visits due to Vinnie’s need to take things slowly when he first meets people.

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

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

Posted: 9/20/17


HUBBARD
Dallas, TX

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ESRA#:2017-275TX2017-276TX
Status: AdoptedAdopted
Date:2017-10-282017-10-28
   
Age:5 years5 years
Gender:MaleFemale
Color:Black & WhiteBlack & White
Weight:42 lbs42
Variety:BenchBench

Interested in Hubbard and Holly? Then read about bonded pairs and the benefits of adopting these special best friends.
Meet Hubbard and Holly, inseparable and closely bonded siblings.  Due to a change in living situation, these darling pups were entrusted to our care to make certain they found a wonderful family and home where they would be cherished.

Hubbard and Holly are gorgeous, outgoing, so loving and simply delightful!  They are very well trained and well socialized, housetrained and they enjoy the car.  They have been living with children the last few months and doing very well.  They will require plenty of daily exercise, a good-sized yard, and they would really enjoy a pool!

Both dogs are strong and healthy.  They're current on shots, tested negative for heartworms and both are microchipped.

Hubbard does have a tendency to be protective of his sister toward other dogs and becomes assertive.  Hubbard and Holly need to be the only two dogs in the household and not have frequent four-legged visitors.

It's easy to fall in love with these darlings.  Please email their Case Manager if you are interested in providing this bonded pair with a dream life!

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 Hubbard.

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

Posted: 8/26/17


BELLA MARIE
Dallas, TX

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ESRA#:2017-181TX
Status: Adopted
Date:2017-10-25
  
Age:9 years
Gender:Female
Color:L&W Tricolor
Weight:43 lbs
Variety:Field
Meet our stunning supermodel, Bella Marie!  Hard to take your eyes off that gorgeous face of hers!  Not only is she drop-dead gorgeous, she is one very cool Springer girl!

Bella is a very, very young nine years old -- she is lean, very athletic and in amazing shape.  She loves to run, chase squirrels up trees, retrieve her tennis ball, swim and anything else a field girl would enjoy.  In the house, she is the world's sweetest snuggle bug, her head -- or more likely her entire body -- on your lap.  She loves sleeping in her foster mom's bed at night.

Bella has been the loveliest of guests.  She is beyond perfect with all other dogs, submissive and non-confrontational to all.  She is also known to be good with cats.  There's nothing that Bella enjoys more than playing fetch with her tennis ball.  In fact, she is obsessed with it!  She will chase down her ball for hours, will bring it back and drop it in front of you, and will leap four feet and catch it mid-air.  She is absolutely amazing!  When play time is over, the ball MUST be put out of sight.

We've almost gotten her severe ear and urinary tract infections behind us.  Because of her history with ongoing painful ear infections, Bella arrived very leery of us approaching her ears.  After some work, she is far more comfortable with her ears being handled.

Bella is spayed, current on all vaccinations and tested negative for heartworms. She is on monthly heartworm and flea prevention and she is microchipped.  Her teeth have also been cleaned.

We would love to find a home for Bella where her family has lots of time for her.  She would love lots of outdoor activities where she can truly be a Springer girl, having room to run, nice long daily walks, perhaps a swimming area, and of course all the love in the world.  Please email her foster family if you can give Bella all that she deserves.

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 Bella Marie.

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

Posted: 6/18/17

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