SPRINGERS AVAILABLE IN THE MIDWEST
 
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This page was last updated on 5/20/18

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This is Duncan
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Ace   Aris   Larry   Trace  
Postings: Duncan   Ellie   Skeeter  
Seniors for Seniors: Trace  
Adoption Pending: Dakota   Roman  
 

SPRINGER FOSTER PARENTS NEEDED!!

Do you have room in your home and your heart for a Springer in need? We pay for necessary veterinary expenses, including heartworm medications and flea prevention. We ask that you provide food, toys, lots of love, a kind hand, and a safe  home in which a Springer can live temporarily while we seek that perfect Forever Home for him or her.

We do not have a shelter or kennel, and our ability to continue rescuing depends on whether we have a place for the dogs to stay when they are released to our rescue group. We exist entirely on donations and adoption fees, so it is difficult for us to board an animal in a kennel or vet's office since most foster dogs are in our care for two to six weeks.

If you give a rescue dog a temporary home, not only will you save a life, you will vastly improve your own. People who love animals live longer, healthier lives and you'll redecorate your home with fur for free!

If you will consider helping our dogs, please fill out our Foster Home Application or contact your state's coordinator

Thank you for helping in any way you can.

Springers in Illinois        top

Although ESRA does not have any Springers available for adoption in Illinois at this time, we may have Springers that are almost ready to find their Forever Homes. If you are interested in adopting, please read our FAQs about the adoption process and complete our Adoption Application right away so you will be approved and ready when the right dog becomes available.

Springers in Indiana        top

Although ESRA does not have any Springers available for adoption in Indiana at this time, we may have Springers that are almost ready to find their Forever Homes. If you are interested in adopting, please read our FAQs about the adoption process and complete our Adoption Application right away so you will be approved and ready when the right dog becomes available.

Springers in Iowa        top

Although ESRA does not have any Springers available for adoption in Iowa at this time, we may have Springers that are almost ready to find their Forever Homes. If you are interested in adopting, please read our FAQs about the adoption process and complete our Adoption Application right away so you will be approved and ready when the right dog becomes available.

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Note: Kansas City, MO is listed in the Missouri Section. Look there for more dogs.

Although ESRA does not have any Springers available for adoption in Kansas at this time, we may have Springers that are almost ready to find their Forever Homes. If you are interested in adopting, please read our FAQs about the adoption process and complete our Adoption Application right away so you will be approved and ready when the right dog becomes available.

Springers in Michigan        top

ARIS
Cheboygan, MI

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ESRA#:2018-175IL
Status: Available
  
Age:2 years
Gender:Male
Color:Liver & White
Weight:31 lbs
Variety:Field
Hi! My name is Aris (pronounced Aw-ree). My foster mom tells me that I am the perfect foster dog and a complete joy. She also says that I am a huge surprise, considering my background. You see, I was found as a street dog in Greece. Yes, that's right--I came to America all the way from Greece!

Apparently I was very thin when I was found, but I was lucky enough to have a temporary foster home for several months in Greece before coming to the USA. My American foster mom thinks that my Greek foster family must have potty trained me because I have not had one accident. She also was not expecting me to be so obedient. I am very fortunate that ESRA was willing to bring me to the United States for a chance at a better life. I think I am the first ESRA rescue to come from another country. My foster mom declares that I am the ideal ambassador.

Mom also thinks that I am incredibly smart. She is amazed that I mastered English so quickly. I am now bilingual, and I understand everything she says to me. In one short week, I learned the English words Sit, Come, Lie Down, Down (as in Off), No, and Stay. When we take off-leash walks, I also heel by her side until she releases me. Then I am gone as fast as the wind!

I have adjusted to my new foster family's daily routine quite easily. I guess I'm doing well, because Mom says that she would adopt me in a heartbeat if she did not already have four Springers of her own. But she assured me that she will find the perfect Forever Home for me. I have got to run now and go hunt, which is my favorite pastime, so Mom can tell you everything else you need to know about me. You can contact her at the email address below.

Love,
Aris


Aris is a small guy with a huge heart. He had a few phobias when he first arrived in his foster home, such as being afraid to go up and down stairs and through doors. But in just a few short days Aris became one of the pack, and all his phobias are gone now.

This good boy does not have separation anxiety when he is left in the house with the other dogs. Aris does not get into anything, so he has no need to be crated at night or when the people are away. He sleeps through the night on a dog bed on the floor in the master bedroom. He does have the adorable habit of taking an object to bed with him, such as one of his foster mom's shoes, a sock, a slipper, a flip flop, etc. Aris does not chew the item; he just wants the comfort of sleeping with it. He does not get on the human bed. Occasionally he will get on the couch, but he is so tiny that his foster family does not mind.

Aris is loving his new life! He has a warm bed, a full belly, and every day he gets to do what he loves best, which is to hunt. He also likes to chase his foster mom when she drives the four wheeler. He does well with the four other canines he lives with. It took him a while, but Aris has recently started to play with one of his younger foster siblings. He could easily live in a home with other dogs, but he would also be fine as an only dog.

This boy is very gentle, sweet, and affectionate. He nudges with his nose for attention, but if you ignore him he will just lie down. Aris bonded with his new foster mom very quickly. He is a typical Velcro Springer when he's in the house, following Mom everywhere. But when he's outside, he is very independent, hunting in the woods for most of the day if you let him.

Since his foster home is nestled in the woods with no fence, his foster mom was worried that because he had been a street dog, he might take off. But all the other dogs get to be off leash and go hiking off leash, and eventually so did Aris. Of course, being so smart, he always comes back when he's called. However, he has a keen nose and loves to explore, so he has to be called several times to get his attention. Aris is also very fast. When he is released from heel he is gone in a flash. He has never failed to come back, but he would do well with some proper off-leash training in his Forever Home.

Aris can be a little nervous at first in social situations, such as when meeting new people or going to the vet. He was a bit skittish when he was introduced to young children, but he did fine with them one on one. Aris is not fond of getting into the car, but who can blame him after traveling ten hours on a plane and another ten hours in a car to get to his foster home? This boy has proven that he can adjust to just about anything, given a little time. He will jump right into the back of the dog van with the other dogs to take a ride over to the lake.

This is a very fieldy boy, so he would thrive in a Forever Home where he might be taught to bird hunt. As we've mentioned, he absolutely LOVES to hunt! He also yearns to be off leash and run. His foster mom would be thrilled to find him a Forever Home with these opportunities. Aris is up to date on all vaccinations, has been neutered, and has no major health issues. He has a full, undocked tail.

All that Aris really needs is a Forever Home to call his own. He is such a great boy that he would do well in any home where he is loved and given lots of daily exercise. His foster mom says that whoever ends up adopting Aris will be one lucky family! He is certainly a special little guy.

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

Contact: Foster Home, Sally Korth salkorth@yahoo.com .

Posted: 5/19/18

Springers in Minnesota        top

LARRY
Redwood Falls, MN

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ESRA#:2018-151MN
Status: Available
  
Age:2 years
Gender:Male
Color:Black & White
Weight:52 lbs
Variety:Bench
Larry is a terrific boy with a big heart whose greatest needs are stability and love. He has lived in several homes in his short life, and although his uneasiness shows initially, once he settles in he becomes a wonderful member of the family.

True to his Springer nature, Larry wants to be around his people all the time. He is crate trained, but he loves to be out and socializing. Need a foot warmer? Larry is your guy! He will become your shadow, following you around and waiting on the other side of the door for you to come out.

Larry is currently living with two foster Springer siblings. Though there are no children in his foster home, we believe that he will do well around kids aged ten and older. What he needs most from his adopters is to know that he is truly in his Forever Family. A steady home with rules to help him learn what is best will contribute to his security and happiness.

This healthy young boy needs exercise every day. When he is outside running around, Larry has shown good recall off leash in areas not full of people and distractions. He also walks pretty well on a leash.

Larry needs a home where he will receive lots of love and where he can show his affection by giving his special, delicate doggie kisses in return. He will be a great dog for a family willing to put in a little time to help him and show him that he is not going to be moved around anymore. If you'd like to learn more about Larry and get in on those doggie kisses, contact his case managers 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 the final decision rests with the dog’s case manager.

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

Contact: ESRA Case Managers, Ellie Starks and Rebecca Thompson springerrescuemidwest@gmail.com .

Posted: 5/09/18


ROMAN
Coon Rapids, MN

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ESRA#:2018-150MN
Status: Adoption Pending
  
Age:2 years
Gender:Male
Color:Black & White
Weight:67 lbs
Variety:Bench
Update, 5/16/18, from Roman's foster mom: We are so proud of Roman's recent progress! Once he started listening and showing that he wanted to learn, all of the training started to sink in with him pretty quickly. He really just wants to please us (and be with us) all the time. He is literally sleeping under my desk right now; he's my new shadow!
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Roman came to us because his previous owner fell ill, and the owner's family could no longer care for Roman. This is a dog who may need some time to settle into a new environment. He is a youthful Springer with plenty of energy, and he will require a family who will exercise him often and keep him entertained. At first, Roman was a bit like a bull in a china shop, and although he is doing better, he would still benefit from some formal training. He does want to please, but he needs some structure and attention.

This cute boy is very sweet and wants to be around people all the time. Roman struggles a bit when he's left alone. He would be happiest with a family whose members are at home fairly often. We are pleased to report that his separation anxiety has improved quite a bit recently due to some work his foster family has done with him on crate training. Roman's foster family doesn't have children, but we suspect that he will do best in an adult home. He does fine with other dogs after a few days of settling in with them. His behavior with cats is unknown.

Roman prefers to be a homebody. He gets stressed on car rides, and he's uncomfortable in strange places. He likes being in familiar surroundings, close to his humans. Roman loves to snuggle up on your lap and be as close to you as he possibly can, and he will give you a goofy smile when he thinks he's being cute (and he's right -- he is)!

This guy is fun to watch and interact with because he is super playful. Roman enjoys toys and has a favorite dinosaur that is his "baby" -- he takes it everywhere! If you are willing to do a little training with him, and if your schedule allows him to be with you for much of the day, contact us to discuss this nice boy. Roman is excited to meet his Forever Family!

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 Roman.

Contact: ESRA Case Managers, Ellie Starks and Rebecca Thompson springerrescuemidwest@gmail.com .

Posted: 5/11/18

Springers in Missouri        top

Although ESRA does not have any Springers available for adoption in Missouri at this time, we may have Springers that are almost ready to find their Forever Homes. If you are interested in adopting, please read our FAQs about the adoption process and complete our Adoption Application right away so you will be approved and ready when the right dog becomes available.

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Adoptions for Nebraska are coordinated by the ESRA Rocky Mountain Region, which also includes Colorado, Utah, and Wyoming. The ESRA West Region has more dogs in that area. Contact the state coordinator for more information.

ACE
Arnold, NE

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ESRA#:2018-74NE
Status: Available
  
Age:7 years
Gender:Male
Color:Black & White
Weight:65 lbs
Variety:Mix
From Ace's foster mom: If I were playing poker, I would not bet that Ace is one-hundred-percent Springer, but I would bet that anyone who adopts Ace will be a winner!

Ace has a pretty unusual story with a bit of mystery and drama. He was turned over to ESRA through the Nebraska Humane Society after a long ordeal. Everyone he met in the shelters fell in love with him and vouched for his good character and behavior. We immediately fell in love with him, too. Ace is sweet and well behaved. He seems to have had some obedience training. He knows basic commands and walks with a perfect heel like a gentleman.

This good-looking boy is probably a Springer/setter cross. Ace's face is all Springer, but his body and size are more like a bench English setter. It is funny to watch him wiggle his big ol' body like a Springer! It makes me giggle every time he does it. He loves to sit on my husband's lap when he is watching TV in his recliner. Ace puts his head on his foster dad's shoulder while his body stretches down to the footrest. His tail fits between my husband's boots, and then that beautiful tail starts wagging like a Springer's docked tail with a steady thump, thump, thump. It is a picture of pure happiness!

Ace gets along well with our resident male and female Springers. He can play a little roughly due to his size. The other dogs let him know when he has gone too far, and Ace then tones it down. He could be the top dog of the pack, but he accepts the role assigned to him by our resident male.

Ace needs daily exercise. It is easy to walk with him, and he is a beauty in the field off leash. Ace loves to chase birds and nose about for small creatures. When he is in the field, he comes when he's called (although not always at the exact moment you call him).

Treats are a great motivator for Ace. He knows exactly when you are headed for the treat jar, and he places himself in front of you just in case you might forget him. He knows his mealtimes, too. If you forget, he will do a little dance, and if that doesn't do the trick, he will bark.

Ace rides well in the car, is invisible-fence trained, walks perfectly on a leash, and seems to know basic commands. He can be left alone in the house without accidents. Our groomer fell in love with him as he was so well behaved for her. We do not know how he would be with cats.

Ace does react when he hears a siren on TV or in real life. He barks and gets excited. We tell him it is okay and he is good with that. In fact, he is good with most things in life. This is a very special boy who will be a great addition to a lucky family.

If you would like to know more about Mr. Ace, please contact us at the email address below.

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

Contact: Julie and Clay Mohr mohr4you@gpcom.net .

Posted: 5/10/18

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TRACE
Fargo, ND

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ESRA#:2017-46ND
Status: Available
  
Age:10 years
Gender:Male
Color:Black & White
Weight:60 lbs
Variety:Field

Thinking about bringing Trace or another wonderful Senior Springer into your family? Read why rescuing Senior Springers is a top priority for ESRA.
Meet Trace! Age is just a number to this active boy. As he has settled in at his foster home, Trace has shown that he will need daily exercise. His foster family has access to a large acreage where they let their dogs explore and play. Trace took to the area quickly, enjoying lots of time in the water and running with his Springer foster brother.

Although he took a few days to relax and settle into the new environment of his foster home, Trace minds well when he is called, and he sticks around with the other dogs. He is well behaved and crate trained. Trace goes into his crate with no hesitation when he is told to kennel. He also walks well on a lead.

Trace is very much a Velcro dog, and he definitely wants to please. This sweet boy loves his toys. He'll share them and will allow people to take them from him, but he likes to have them around as a measure of security.

Because of his exuberance, Trace would be best in a home without small children or small dogs. He does fine with dogs of his size or larger. He'll also be happiest in a household where people are home much of the time. Consistency, routine, and a bit of patience will serve Trace well.

If you'd like more information on this cute, fun, and energetic boy, please contact his case managers at the email address below. Trace has a lot of life to live and love to give to his new Forever Family!

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 Trace.

Contact: ESRA Case Managers, Ellie Starks and Rebecca Thompson springerrescuemidwest@gmail.com .

Posted: 5/14/18

Springers in South Dakota        top

Although ESRA does not have any Springers available for adoption in South Dakota at this time, we may have Springers that are almost ready to find their Forever Homes. If you are interested in adopting, please read our FAQs about the adoption process and complete our Adoption Application right away so you will be approved and ready when the right dog becomes available

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ELLIE
Chardon, OH

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ESRA#:2018-8OH
Status: Available
  
Age:8 years
Gender:Female
Color:Liver & White
Weight:40 lbs
Variety:Field
Hello, Springer lovers! My name is Ellie, and I came to rescue after my family made the difficult decision to ask ESRA for help in finding me a new home. My family is wonderful and I love them a lot. They did a good job of raising me, but I was just not happy sharing the house with my three canine siblings. So for the safety and well-being of everyone, I need a new Forever Home.

I'm the only dog in my foster home, and I love that! My foster mom and my human foster sister are active, so I get some outside time every day. We go for runs, walks, and hikes. Mom lets me run off leash in our own big backyard, where there are no other dogs. A dog park would not be my happy place. I am pretty good on a leash, but I do like to sniff everything. Mom says that I have a total Springer nose and a high prey drive for those little critters and birds. My foster home has a cat, and I live more or less in harmony with her, so dog-savvy cats in my Forever Home would probably be okay. Oh -- and I love car rides!

My foster mom says that I am just about the sweetest girl she has ever met. While I'm initially leery around new people, I warm up quickly. I like to be close to my humans but not on top of them. I will tag along wherever you go, and I will knock on the door if you dare shut me out of a room. (My foster mom says to tell you that you should forget about going to the bathroom by yourself!)

I am up to date on all of my vetting, and I am spayed and microchipped. I'm also housetrained. Mom doesn't have to crate me when I'm left at home alone, and she says that my good manners have made me an excellent house guest. However, I need to warn you that if you leave something on the counter, I will happily counter surf and steal it in a heartbeat. I'm sure I'm not the first Springer to do that, and I hope you don't hold it against me, because I just want to find a Forever Family to call my own.

Love, Ellie


From Ellie's foster mom: This is a sweet girl who really just wants to be with someone all the time. Ellie's only issue is that she absolutely does not like other dogs. Not inside, not outside, not anywhere. She is an alpha female, and whatever triggers her when she sees another dog, it causes an overreaction. We have worked on this while she has been here, and the behavior is manageable, but she is not the kind of dog who will let you stop and chat with another dog walker when she's with you. We usually step aside and let other dogs pass, or we swing wide and shorten Ellie's leash for a second. If she sits quietly while others go by, she is rewarded with a high-value treat. When she was with her original family, Ellie was on medication. It helped some, but she still would still go after the other dogs in her former home. She has now been weaned off all meds as we have no other dogs in our house.

Ellie's new family should be committed to having her as a single dog, with no illusions about adding a second dog as a "friend" for Ellie. She really just needs people. Her adopters should also be committed to getting some formal reactive dog training for both Ellie and themselves and then following through with the training consistently. This will definitely be worth the effort, as Ellie and her new family will be so much happier as a result.

We have really struggled with the question of adopting Ellie ourselves. She is such a love bug! But she is also nervous around my newborn grandson, and it stresses her out when he is here. She does like bigger kids, so older children in the home would be fine. Ellie is really sensitive to human feelings, and she feels the need to comfort people by being near them. She would be a perfect dog for someone who wants a companion, an exercise buddy, and a sweet friend just to hang out with. So if you think your home is the right one for our special girl, please contact me at the email address below.

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

Contact: Mary Pat Martin cmprun629@gmail.com .

Posted: 3/28/18

DUNCAN
Cincinnati, OH

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ESRA#:2018-27OH
Status: Available
  
Age:9 years
Gender:Male
Color:Black & White
Weight:40 lbs
Variety:Field
Hi, everyone! My name is Duncan, and my family asked for ESRA's help after their new human baby arrived. The bouncing bundle of joy made me really anxious, and since I have limited vision, I couldn't tell where those strange newborn noises were coming from. I just couldn't relax.

I am nine years old, and I have a lot of love to give. I was diagnosed with diabetes a few years ago, and while that has affected my eyesight, I don't let it get me down. Once I learn the lay of the land, I can see enough to get around. When I came to my foster home, my foster mom took it slow and let me learn my way around the main level of the house before she introduced the stairs and the second level. Now I'm familiar with the entire house! My nose and ears make up for what I can't see. I know there are noisy house sparrows roosting in Mom's magnolia tree, and I like to tell them to settle down.

I enjoy taking leash walks around the block, and I do fine with just a little help around street signs because sometimes I don't see them soon enough. And I LOVE to ride in the car! Mom takes me on errands with her when the weather isn't too hot or too cold. I am housetrained, and I really don't need to be crated when I'm left home alone. I don't bother a thing.

There must be a clock in my belly because it tells me when to give Mom a report about the time. It is always before I should eat, since I have to eat when I'm given insulin. We stay on a schedule (despite my forlorn looks when I want to eat sooner!). I don't complain when Mom gives me my insulin injections twice a day, and I like the special dog food she gives me to help keep my levels normal. I do have some stiff joints, so when my Mom noticed me limping a bit, she started giving me some really good joint supplements.

I'm a very good boy, and I am happy to hang out on the family room sofa just enjoying the day. And I sleep with my mom. (In case you didn't know, that's a prerequisite for Springers.) There is a cat that lives here, too. He kind of likes me, and he comes around me while I'm eating, but I don't care. Mom gives him some food, too. And sometimes he sleeps on the bed with us.

I'm also a good boy at the vet. My vet is diabetic like me, and she really helps me be healthy. There was another dog at my first home, but I am really happy as an only dog here in my foster home. Mom is around a lot, so I don't have to spend hours and hours by mysef. If I were to share my Forever Home with another dog, I would like it to be an older, calmer dog. I'm past the crazy puppy stage of life! And I would be happier and less anxious with older children, preferably teenagers. So if you have room in your home and your heart for a soft senior gentleman, I'm your guy.

Love,
Duncan


From Duncan's foster mom: Duncan is up to date on all vetting, is neutered, and is microchipped. For his diabetes, he takes an injectable insulin, the cost of which is less than twenty dollars per month including syringes. He eats and gets his insulin injections twice a day, equally spaced at twelve hours apart. I feed him a special food for diabetic dogs, which has helped keep him balanced. He will most likely need to keep taking the joint supplement tablets that have benefited him. And continued daily short walks should build up muscle and keep him limber. He is learning to let me help him with the car and stairs.

Duncan is such a cutie, and he is a very sweet dog who loves to be near his people. If you think this charming boy is just right for you, please contact his case manager at the email address below. You'll be glad you did!

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

Contact: ESRA Case Manager, Angie Mesarchik akmesarchik@gmail.com .

Posted: 3/14/18

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SKEETER
Neenah, WI

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ESRA#:2017-376WI
Status: Available
  
Age:9 years
Gender:Male
Color:Black & White
Weight:45 lbs
Variety:Bench
Hi, everyone! My official name is Scattercreek Skeeter, but my friends just call me Skeet. I am a field-trained bird dog and have received a score of 80 in my trials. I am AKC registered and have all my supporting paperwork for verification.

Before being taken in by the good folks with ESRA, I was used strictly for hunting and breeding purposes. I was not considered a part of the family, and I spent my life in a pole building with a dozen other dogs. I had never known what it was like to live indoors, climb stairs, sleep in a bed, or get special treats. I now love all of those things!

My world then was very limited, so everything now is still quite new to me. I am hyper-vigilant and timid, but I find that I am improving with each passing day. Right now, loud noises and fast movements make me recoil into a ball on the floor, so please be patient with me. I am learning to trust new friends and new dogs at the dog park. I sit very well in the car, and my foster mom lets me ride shotgun in the front seat. I have also learned very much by observing the other two dogs that I am currently living with. We are great friends, and we enjoy gentle romping and prancing around the living room.

My foster home has a doggie door, so I am free to go outside at my discretion into a fenced yard. I have not had any accidents in the house, and I have not been crated since arriving. If your home does not have a doggie door, there might be a bit of a learning curve concerning what is expected of me, but I am very smart and am a fast learner. I will catch on to your routine very quickly!

Because I am a trained hunting dog, I understand field commands. I am obedient and will sit at your left side. I also walk on a leash to the left. When I'm at the dog park, I have a tendency to walk serpentine and in large circles. I am a very obedient friend and companion, and I am eager to understand what it is that you are asking of me.

My foster mom is looking for adopters who will consider me a valued and loved member of the family. A home with other dogs would be ideal, since I have spent my entire life with other dogs and have never been alone.

I do not like to be hugged around the neck or have your face in my face, so I require a family who respects and understands that about me. Young children do not understand this, so it is not recommended that I live in a home with young children.

I am a timid dog, but I am doing very well with the two gentle and timid foster siblings that I live with at my foster home. I would not do well with an aggressive or dominant dog in the house as a companion.

I can be trusted in the house without being crated. I do not get into anything I shouldn't, and I have been on my best behavior while I've lived here. I love napping in the bed or on the couch, which my foster mom lets me do, so I will need more gentle and patient guidance if that is not accepted at your home.

I have the energy of a much younger dog, and I can run laps around other dogs at the dog park! I love to play fetch and retrieve tennis balls. I never wander too far from my foster mom and my two canine friends, and I am learning to play with other dogs at the park as well.

I was very thin when I arrived, but I am now at a healthy weight, and I find that I am learning to love treats. Some treats I spit out due to the texture. The other dogs seem to like them, though, so with some coaxing, I am trying new things and learning to enjoy them, too.

If you think I would be a good match for your household and lifestyle, I hope you will contact my foster mom at the email address below. All I need are some loving people and a gentle dog or two to call my very own Forever Family. Is that family yours?

I look forward to meeting you soon!

Skeet


State of Wisconsin licensed and inspected: 402322-DS

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

Contact: Sunny Caswell suncaswell@aol.com .

Posted: 4/13/18


DAKOTA
Wausau, WI

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ESRA#:2017-250WI
Status: Adoption Pending
  
Age:12 years
Gender:Female
Color:Liver & White
Weight:48 lbs
Variety:Bench

Thinking about bringing Dakota or another wonderful Senior Springer into your family? Read why rescuing Senior Springers is a top priority for ESRA.
Dakota is a very sweet and loving girl. She loves being around people and is your typical Velcro Springer. Dakota stays right by her foster mom's side, even when off leash outside at the local dog park. When home, she is never far away and looks to show you affection and attention. Sometimes all the loving and playing can get tiring. Dakota enjoys taking a snooze in her dog bed.

Some of Dakota's hobbies include taking walks around the neighborhood, riding in a car, going to dog parks and being petted or scratched. She has great energy, walks well on a leash and enjoys life! Dakota is in great health and recently had her teeth cleaned. She responds well to whistles, loud talking and hand clapping. Dakota has good manners and is housetrained.

Although Dakota is very easy going and gets along with everyone at the dog park, her foster family thinks she would do best living as an only dog or with another male dog. She does fine with cats (ignores them) and has done well meeting children. Dakota is a wonderful senior Springer that is ready to find her Forever Home. She is excited to provide her affectionate companionship!

State of Wisconsin licensed and inspected: 402322-DS

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

Contact: Foster Home, Natalie Gostisha ngostisha@hotmail.com .

Posted: 8/15/17

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