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LILY
Kuna, ID

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Lily

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Lily (L) and Harley (R)

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Harley

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Lily (L) and Harley (R)

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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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Sweet Noel

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Noel pre-surgery

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Noel pre-surgery

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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:11 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:5 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:5 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


BAXTER
Houston, TX

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ESRA#:2017-394TX
Status: Adopted
Date:2018-05-14
  
Age:6 years
Gender:Male
Color:Liver & White
Weight:48 lbs
Variety:Bench
Gorgeous Baxter is the epitome of what you're looking for in a Springer. He's an active Springer who loves to play. He's a sweet boy who loves to cuddle. Like all Springers, he just can't get enough attention!

When Baxter arrived in ESRA's care, he was in pretty rough shape: underweight, horrible UTI, ear infections and he tested heartworm positive. His foster mom has lovingly watched him blossom into a healthy boy with clear eyes and a soft, shiny coat. He has a big appetite and tons of energy. Baxter's hearing and vision are keen, so he doesn't miss a thing. He's not a barker but will let you know when he needs to go out.

This active boy needs room to run. His foster mom takes him on two long walks and a few short walks daily which is barely enough. He is very strong, but they have been working on manners. He understands Halt, Sit, Stay, Heel, No and Off. He's a quick study and is very food driven, which would be ideal for clicker training.

Baxter doesn't know a stranger. He loves everyone he meets, including other dogs and children. He enjoys greeting new friends on his walks and visiting new places. This cuddle bug would enjoy lying next to you on the sofa or in your bed. He does have his own bed where he collects toys. He's gentle with his toys and enjoys showing them to you. If you throw it for him he will bring it back to play some more!

If you have a lot of love in your heart and can provide the exercise that Baxter needs, please send us your application today!

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

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

Posted: 1/10/18


POSEY
Vacaville, CA

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ESRA#:2018-142NV
Status: Adopted
Date:2018-05-07
  
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


DUDLEY
San Francisco, CA

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ESRA#:2018-144CA
Status: Adopted
Date:2018-04-28
  
Age:5 years
Gender:Male
Color:Black & White
Weight:40 lbs
Variety:Bench
Meet Dudley, a super adorable and sweet Springer who will steal anyone's heart within seconds! Dudley is a healthy boy who has lived with his original human family since he was a puppy, and he has been loved and very well taken care of all his life. Last year, his family welcomed a baby. Soon after the baby's arrival, Dudley began to show signs of anxiety, which caused him to develop some resource-guarding issues with the family's female Springer. Knowing that he was uncomfortable with his new life, Dudley's family turned to ESRA for help in finding him a new home without small children or other dogs. It is our feeling that he would be fine with children of twelve and older. Cats are an unknown with Dudley, but we think that it would be best if there were no other small animals of any species in his new household.

This boy is a mellow cuddle bug. When Dudley isn't sunbathing by an open window, he enjoys giving gentle kisses to his people or playing with a plush toy. Dudley loves being with his family, and he will follow them around wherever they go. He is crate trained and housetrained, and he rides well in the car. He knows the commands Sit, Down, Shake, and Stay. Best of all, this sweetheart will always greet you with a huge Springer smile, and he will be happy to snuggle and share your bed with you!

Dudley is neutered, up to date with his shots, heartworm negative, and on preventive flea, tick, and heartworm medications. He has recently had his teeth cleaned.

Anyone interested in adopting Dudley 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. His activity level in his former home was medium low. However, we feel that Dudley would benefit from being part of an active family. He will enjoy any and all activities as long as his people are near him.

Sweet, handsome Dudley is looking for a Forever Home where he will receive the unconditional love he deserves and be able to return that love. If you think that Dudley might be the dog for you, please 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 Dudley.

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

Posted: 4/21/18


HENRY
Dallas, TX

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ESRA#:2013-825TX
Status: Adopted
Date:2018-04-22
  
Age:8 years
Gender:Male
Color:Liver & White
Weight:37 lbs
Variety:Bench
Handsome Henry is searching for the most wonderful home in the world! He was adopted four years ago, yet recent changes in his adopters’ lives forced them to return Henry to us.

Henry is one of the most loving and affectionate boys you have ever met. He's vivacious, happy and always wearing a smile. He is devoted and loyal to his people and simply wants to be loved. He is the most lovable snuggler ever! He's full of energy, more like a five-year-old Springer boy.

Because he can be somewhat anxious, Henry will require an adopter who will offer him good daily exercise, rules, routine and stability, and lots of time. Henry's been through a lot after losing two families in his life. Henry does have his limitations requiring an adult home and he needs to be the only dog. We prefer to adopt him to a previous Springer owner.

Henry is lean and fit and very healthy. His senior blood panel came back flawless and his teeth were just cleaned. He his heartworm negative, current on vaccines and microchipped.

If you are all that Henry needs and deserves, please email his Case Manager.

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

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

Posted: 1/13/18


MILLIE
Salt Lake City, UT

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ESRA#:2018-18UT
Status: Adopted
Date:2018-04-19
  
Age:5 years
Gender:Female
Color:Liver & White
Weight:55 lbs
Variety:Bench
Millie came to us from a family whose schedule became too busy for them to provide Millie the time and attention she deserves. They made the difficult decision to release sweet Millie to ESRA.

Millie is a sweet, loving and well-mannered Springer. Millie never turns down a chance to go for a walk and will join you every time for a ride in the car. She is crate trained, learned how to use a doggie door quickly and is a lady in the house. Millie is great with other dogs, loves people of all ages and prefers to have her people home with her more than they are gone. Millie is untested with cats, so we are unsure how she will respond when in the presence of a feline friend.

Millie is a healthy girl who needs to lose a few pounds. She has already lost a few pounds while in foster care, but continued daily walks and play time will help her slim down to a more ideal weight for her.

Millie is a wonderful Springer who is looking for her Forever Home. If you have completed the application approval process, would like to learn more about Millie and are willing to travel to meet Millie in person, please let us know.

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

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

Posted: 1/30/18


PRINCESS
North Hills, CA

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ESRA#:2018-72CA
Status: Adopted
Date:2018-04-16
  
Age:12 years
Gender:Female
Color:Liver & White
Weight:35 lbs
Variety:Mix
This very sweet girl was surrendered to a shelter by her owner, who felt that she could no longer care for Princess. ESRA heard about her quickly and pulled her from the shelter less than twenty-four hours later. Even though this experience was traumatizing for Princess, she has now settled beautifully into her foster home, bonding with her foster mom and getting along well with the resident dogs.

Princess is a gorgeous liver-and-white Springer mix whose undocked tail curls up over her back -- that is, when she's not wagging it, which is almost constantly! Her foster mom says, "If I didn't already have the legal limit of dogs, Princess would definitely be staying here. I love her." Like all Springers, Princess bonds strongly and loves her owner's lap. And if you don't mind, she'd really like to sleep on the foot of your bed at night. Otherwise, she'll sleep on the floor next to the bed.

The ideal Forever Home for Princess will be one where someone is home most of the time and in which she's included in family activities. It might take some patience while she adjusts to another change, but her foster mom promises that Princess is well worth it. Another dog for company would also be desirable for this calm and friendly girl.

This well-behaved lady walks nicely on a leash, rides quietly in the backseat of a car, and knows the following commands: Sit, Lay, Shake, Stay, Heel, and Go Potty Now. She's housetrained and is using the doggie door in her foster home.

Our little Princess is heartworm negative and has been spayed, microchipped, and fully vaccinated. Her health is generally excellent. Blood tests indicated a slightly low thyroid level, for which she takes an inexpensive pill twice a day.

If you think you have the perfect home for this wonderful girl, please contact her foster mom right away. You'll be glad that you did -- she's a keeper!

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

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

Posted: 3/11/18


ZAPPA
Orange, CA

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ESRA#:2018-105CA
Status: Adopted
Date:2018-04-14
  
Age:10 years
Gender:Male
Color:Unique coat
Weight:53 lbs
Variety:Mix

Thinking about bringing Zappa or another wonderful Senior into your family? Read why rescuing Seniors is a top priority for ESRA.
We are pleased to introduce Zappa, a wonderful Springer/border collie mix. Zappa’s family moved out of the country and were unable to take him with them. This truly broke their hearts, but they knew that ESRA would find him the perfect new Forever Home. Zappa’s family reported that he is great with people, and he loves to play with other friendly dogs his size or larger. He enjoys running and hiking, fetching balls, riding in cars, and just being lazy at times.

From Zappa’s foster family: This is a sweet, gentle fellow who is truly happy and good-natured. Zappa gets along well with people of all ages and dogs of all sizes. His behavior with cats is unknown, but we suspect that there would be no problems. Zappa's tail is constantly wagging to show his happiness with life. He easily assimilated into our home, and he gets along really well with the two resident dogs. Zappa enjoys playing with his doggie toys, chasing lizards and birds in the yard, and playing ball. He is housetrained, is good on the leash, and has nice manners. Zappa is very obedient, and he knows the commands Sit and Come. This mellow boy has an easy-to-medium activity level. He is quite affectionate, and he loves to curl up at your feet and snooze.

Zappa is a very healthy middle-aged gentleman who is up to date on his vaccinations and is neutered, heartworm negative, and microchipped. He has a loveable personality and would do well in a quiet, loving, moderately active home. He would like having a yard in which he could hunt out those pesky lizards and squirrels for you! Someone who is regularly home for at least part of the day would be an added bonus. Zappa would enjoy the company of another canine companion, but he would do equally well as an only dog.

Anyone interested in adopting Zappa must realize that in order for him to become a wonderful family member, it is absolutely necessary to include him in all phases of the family's life. Zappa will enjoy any and all activities as long as his people are near him. Zappa is a sweet boy looking for a Forever Home where he will receive the unconditional love he deserves. If you think you might be the right family for Zappa, please contact his case manager at the email 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 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 Zappa.

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

Posted: 3/26/18


BENTLEY
Kuna, ID

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ESRA#:2018-52ID
Status: Adopted
Date:2018-04-08
  
Age:2 years
Gender:Male
Color:Black & White
Weight:50 lbs
Variety:Bench
Bentley is a very handsome fifty-pound, two-year-old black and white Springer that was surrendered by his owner. She loved him very much but found herself in a life situation where she could not keep him in her home, so she turned to ESRA for help. He has been very well cared for and is a wonderful, loving boy.

Bentley has a ton of energy and loves to run! In order for Bentley to be a good inside dog, running to release his energy each morning is very important! He has been well trained and knows basic commands. Since he loves to run, he needs work on coming when called. If he is focused on something other than listening, it can be difficult to get him back. His foster mom has found whistling loudly gets his attention and changes his focus.

Bentley loves to play, loves to watch and chase birds and squirrels and is a very happy boy. In typical Springer fashion, he is a snuggle bug and prefers to spend his inside time at the feet of his humans or on their lap. He also prefers the end of a human's bed over a dog bed!

His previous owner reported aggressive behavior towards other large male dogs. His foster home has a small male dog and a special needs female Springer. There has been no aggression when hanging out, but he has let them know he doesn't want to share his food. He has reportedly done fine in dog parks, although caution should be used around other male dogs.

He adopted his foster humans very quickly and with minimal anxiety. He does tend to be slightly human possessive and will be protective. He has a loud, deep bark that will alert his humans, but barks only when he is unsure of something or there are birds or a squirrel outside!

He has passed all tests in his foster home with toddlers, infants and other guests. He is very friendly and loves people and children. He does need some training to prevent jumping when he gets too excited.

Bentley's ideal Forever Home would be one where he can be the only dog and have only a few humans to care for. He needs lots of love and attention and wants to be a part of a family that he can spend lots of time with. He has a sweet, sensitive personality and although he needs a firm tone at times to mind, he can frighten easily by a mean-sounding tone. He is not fond of crates but loves to ride in the car with his head out the window!

If you would like to know more about Bentley, contact his coordinator at the email address below.

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

Contact: Barb Doolin livernwhite@comcast.net .

Posted: 2/24/18


HARMONIA
Hemet, CA

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ESRA#:2018-112CA
Status: Adopted
Date:2018-04-08
  
Age:5 months
Gender:Female
Color:Unique coat
Weight:11 lbs
Variety:Mix
Click here to see the puppies playing with their larger cousins!
Introducing Harmonia (or Harmony, as her foster family calls her), an adorable Springer/border collie puppy. Animal control officers found her along with her sister and two brothers 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.

Harmony is gentle and a little bit shy. She loves her chew toys and stuffies both when she is inside and outside. Harmony is looking for a home where she will have another young dog to play with, a family who will include her in every aspect of their daily activities, and obedience classes to help her learn how to become the best companion possible.

Harmony has had her first set of puppy shots, and she has been dewormed, microchipped, and spayed. Her new owners will be responsible for her next two sets of puppy shots, including her rabies vaccination with the final set. They will also be responsible for ensuring that Harmony is properly licensed for whichever area her 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 Hemet to meet Harmony. 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 Harmonia.

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

Posted: 4/03/18


ANNABETH
Hemet, CA

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ESRA#:2018-115CA
Status: Adopted
Date:2018-04-08
  
Age:5 months
Gender:Female
Color:Unique coat
Weight:11 lbs
Variety:Mix
Click here to see the puppies playing with their larger cousins!
We'd like to introduce Annabeth, an adorable Springer/border collie puppy. Animal control officers found her along with her sister and two brothers 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 homes are diligently working on house training 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.

Annabeth is a little timid, but she also has a feisty side. She likes to observe what is going on before she joins in. She loves to carry big stuffies around both inside and outside the house. Annabeth is looking for a home where she will have another young dog to play with, a family who will include her in every aspect of their daily activities, and obedience classes to help her learn how to become the best companion possible.

Annabeth has had her first set of puppy shots, and she has been dewormed, microchipped, and spayed. Her new owners will be responsible for her next two sets of puppy shots, including her rabies vaccination with the final set. They will also be responsible for ensuring that Annabeth is properly licensed for whichever area her 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 Hemet to meet Annabeth. 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 Annabeth.

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

Posted: 4/03/18

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