SPRINGERS AVAILABLE IN THE MIDWEST
 
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This page was last updated on 6/24/17

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This is Jake
from Arnold, NE

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Bosco   Enzo   Gage   Sasha   Skeeter   Snickers  
Postings: Archie   Dyson   Jake   Jordy   Tucker  
Seniors for Seniors: Archie   Jordy   Sasha   Skeeter   Snickers  
Adoption Pending: Baxter   Bentley   Pippa   Sawyer  
 

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


BENTLEY
Ingleside, IL

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Bentley

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Sawyer

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Bentley, left, and Sawyer, right-freshly groomed!

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Sawyer

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Bentley

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Sawyer, left, and Bentley, right

 BENTLEYSAWYER
ESRA#:2016-554OH2016-555OH
Status: Adoption PendingAdoption Pending
   
Age:8 years8 years
Gender:MaleMale
Color:Liver & WhiteBlack & White
Weight:62 lbs60
Variety:BenchBench
Read about bonded pairs and the benefits of adopting these special best friends.
These two beautiful boys are brothers, and they share a strong bond. Sawyer and Bentley are happiest when they are within sight of one another, and neither one goes far without the other. When they came into ESRA's care, their tender mutual devotion was evident right from the start. During the medical exam, Bentley yelped as the vet was cleaning out his ear. Sawyer immediately jumped up onto the table next to Bentley and started kissing the vet so as to distract her from hurting Bentley. The close relationship between the two is just so sweet! They depend on each other for their comfort and happiness, so we are looking for a family who will adopt them both so they can stay together.

Both boys have been completely vetted and are in energetic good health. Upon arrival, Sawyer tested positive for heartworm disease, and he has now been successfully treated. His chest x-ray looks good, showing no evidence of lung or heart damage. Sawyer and Bentley both had small superficial skin growths which were removed, and they were treated for skin infections. Their ears will have to be watched closely and kept clean, because, like many Springers, they are very prone to ear infections.

Sawyer and Bentley's foster mom has fallen in love with them and describes them as follows:

They are lover boys and are eager to please. I would say that Sawyer is more the father figure because he likes to be the boss, while Bentley is like the mischievous teenage son, the instigator! Bentley is very smart and will watch until the coast is clear and then sneak his cute little self off to the kitchen so he can do some undercover counter surfing while no one is looking. Meanwhile, Sawyer will not leave your side for fear he will miss something, whether it be a tummy rub or a kiss.

Both dogs are extremely compassionate and want nothing more than to be loved. Bentley likes to show off at times, prancing around with a toy in his mouth as if to say, "Look at me, look at me!" These boys are not crated at any time and are very trustworthy when left alone during the day while I am at work. They are good watch dogs--if they spot a strange dog or person, they will certainly let you know. Upon meeting people, they are fine after the sniffs.

I want a special home for these boys. They deserve nothing but the best. They are both so soft and handsome, and they are enjoying the experience of living inside after years of being kept outside. We've never had an accident in the house. They are allowed on my furniture, and they make GREAT bed warmers at night. When Sawyer and Bentley find their Forever Home, a big piece of my heart will go with them. I would love nothing more than to see them adopted by a very special family with plenty of time to devote to them. They deserve it.


If you think that you have room in your heart and your home for this double bundle of love, please contact their case manager by phone or e-mail right away. You'll be glad you did!

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

Contact: ESRA Case Manager, Anne Solak-Tennant 708-799-7039 annesolak@yahoo.com .

Posted: 3/26/17

Springers in Indiana        top

ESRA does not have any Springers available for adoption in Indiana. However, we may have dogs in evaluation, or we may know of dogs at area shelters. Contact the state coordinator for information.

Springers in Iowa        top

ESRA does not have any Springers available for adoption in Iowa. However, we may have dogs in evaluation, or we may know of dogs at area shelters. Contact the state coordinator for information.

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

ESRA does not have any Springers available for adoption in Kansas. However, we may have dogs in evaluation, or we may know of dogs at area shelters. Contact the state coordinator for information.

Springers in Michigan        top

DYSON
Ferndale, MI

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ESRA#:2017-140MI
Status: Available
  
Age:9 years
Gender:Male
Color:Liver & White
Weight:59 lbs
Variety:Bench

SPECIAL NOTE: Because of Dyson's extreme shyness around new people, we have come to realize that it will be in his best interests to be adopted by people who live in Michigan. If that is the case, his potential adopters can make multiple visits to Dyson's foster home in order to get to know him and see his true nature before the adoption is finalized.
This bright-eyed, handsome guy is Dyson. His past is a mystery because he was found as a stray. But one thing is certain--Dyson is a very sweet boy who is looking intently through his soulful, golden eyes, searching for his true human love connection. He seeks devotion, loyalty, patience, and tender companionship from a dog-savvy Forever Family.

Dyson is a love sponge who follows his people everywhere, perhaps because he was a stray and does not want to lose track of his new human lifeline. His total Velcro tendencies are lessening a bit the longer he is in his foster home. Dyson still keeps track of his family's whereabouts, but he is not at their heels all the time now. A typical Springer, Dyson adores his people and simply wants to be where they are. He is pretty low key and low maintenance inside his foster home, typically lying at the feet of his mom or dad.

This smart boy is beginning to learn basic commands, and he comes when called in the yard. He will require further obedience training, since he seems to lack much previous teaching. When he is walking on lead, Dyson pulls at first but then settles down and walks along nicely. He would benefit tremendously from daily walks with his Forever Family for exercise and to improve his leash manners.

Because Dyson has an average energy level, playing in the yard satisfies his physical and mental needs. A fenced yard at his Forever Home would be a bonus so that he can actively explore outdoors. He is not overly prey driven. He happily chases birds, chipmunks, squirrels, and rabbits, though not with tremendous speed! Inside the house, Dyson shows little interest in dog toys or balls. He was recently intrigued with an outdoor fetch game his foster sister played, and he was excited enough to then carry around his own toy, but he would not release his prized possession.

Dyson has polite house manners with no inappropriate behavior, and he is trustworthy when left home alone with his foster siblings. He did countersurf a couple of times shortly after arriving at his foster home, likely due to the newness of his environment and the wonderful-smelling temptations in the kitchen! His conversion to a grain-free salmon kibble diet has worked wonders for his weight loss. Dyson eats next to the resident dogs with no issues or aggression. He finishes his chow first and then casually walks away until his foster siblings have finished their meals.

Although he is not a leader, Dyson is quite independent, possibly because he was on his own as a stray. He is a gentle giant who gets along splendidly with the resident Springers in his foster home. Dyson would be thrilled to have a canine friend in his Forever Home. He genuinely enjoys the company of other dogs, and he benefits from being a pack member. Dyson is afraid of cats, so a family with a feline would not be a good match. He has not been exposed to children, but he would be best in a household without kids because is a sensitive boy who can be fearful with excessive commotion.

Dyson loves his big, fluffy dog bed, and he has been known to roll over on his back for a morning belly rub. He has made no attempt to get on the human bed with his foster family, even when the resident dogs pile up there. He has only ventured onto other furniture a couple of times. Dyson is super on car rides, sitting or lying in the back seat with ease. He was good for the vet and the groomer. Like many dogs, he really does not like to have his feet handled or touched. Recent fireworks were also bothersome to Dyson.

This sweet boy is extremely attached to his foster family; they have developed a trusting, loving bond. This sense of security with his humans is the magic key to Dyson's peace and happiness. He is not an overly affectionate guy. He does appreciate attention and belly rubs, but he is cautious if he is hugged or held tightly. He does, however, prefer to be near his people, even when that means being directly at their sides, leaning in to feel their physical presence!

Dyson's one issue is that he is very timid and unsure of people whom he does not yet know and trust. Something in his past has triggered this nervous and fearful reaction. He shows no aggression, only anxiety and apprehension. He is cautious about being petted or touched when he first encounters new faces, but he does warm up and relax with time. In due course, he gains enough confidence to meet these well-intentioned strangers and to seek gentle contact. Dyson's foster family is working diligently to help him overcome his shyness. They encourage new friends to entice Dyson slowly, calmly, and repeatedly with a tempting treat which he eventually takes sweetly and enjoys. The end result is a new and beautiful human/animal friendship. Dyson's Forever Family must accept, respect, and understand the fact that he requires calm, gentle, patient interactions in social settings.

Because of Dyson's insecurities, he needs to be in a Forever Home with someone there most of the time. Spending your days with Dyson will bring pleasure to you and joy to him. This incredibly cute boy is a good fellow with a huge heart, and he absolutely deserves all the wonders a fresh start can offer him. He is housetrained, neutered, current on vaccinations, and microchipped, and he is ready to meet his Forever Family!

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

Contact: Michigan Coordinator, Kim Marvin sammiebella@hotmail.com .

Posted: 6/03/17

Springers in Minnesota        top

SKEETER
St. Paul, MN

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ESRA#:2017-160MN
Status: Available
  
Age:10 years
Gender:Female
Color:Black & White
Weight:45 lbs
Variety:Field

Thinking about bringing Skeeter or another wonderful Senior Springer into your family? Read why rescuing Senior Springers is a top priority for ESRA.
Hi! I’m Skeeter. I came to ESRA after my owner died. It was a very hard adjustment for a while, but I’m doing much better now. I’m a senior, but I look, act, and feel much younger. I can keep up with my younger canine foster sister on our walks and at the off-leash dog park, and she’s only four! I LOVE to go for walks. I also love to fetch a ball and be with my humans. I like all people, and I get along great with other dogs. I’m really curious, loving, affectionate, and loyal, and my foster mom says that I’m very endearing. If you'd like to meet me, I'd love to meet you! Please get in touch with my case managers. Their e-mail address is below.

Love,
Skeeter


From Skeeter’s foster mom: Skeeter was anxious for the first few days when she came to our home, but she settled in quickly and has fit in wonderfully. She has some separation anxiety, and she wants to have me in her sight pretty much all the time. She will bark when I leave the house, but only if she can see outside. Closing the windows seems to have resolved that problem.

Skeeter is on a medication every five days for a minor urinary leak that may occur when she’s asleep. The medication controls this issue.

Skeeter is a sweet, loving, funny, spry, and charming girl, a typical Velcro Springer who wants nothing more than to be with and be loved by her humans. She would do well in a home either with or without another dog. Skeeter's ideal home will be one where her humans can spend quite a bit of time with her, give her a lot of attention and love, and not leave her alone for too many hours at a time. It's a pleasure to be around this affectionate girl!

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 Skeeter.

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

Posted: 6/16/17

ENZO
Inver Grove Heights, MN

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ESRA#:2017-122MN
Status: Available
  
Age:6 years
Gender:Male
Color:Liver & White
Weight:50 lbs
Variety:Bench
Enzo is a beautiful Springer. He is searching for his Forever Home and is seeking people with whom he can share attention, affection, and companionship. He has a zest for life! Enzo has great manners. He is housetrained and crate trained. Not only is the crate Enzo’s safe place, he also likes to relax and sleep in it.

Walking on leash is still a work in progress for Enzo, so he will really benefit from having a Forever Family that is committed to continuing his leash training. He is learning to enjoy exploring the outdoors with his people and observing all the activity in his neighborhood.

Here are two things to know about Enzo: first, he loves the water! He will jump off the dock and swim to shore, then do it again and again. Second, he really enjoys being brushed, which is fortunate because of his beautiful, luxuriant coat.

Enzo will do best if he is the only dog in his Forever Home. He really wants to be the center of his humans' focus--and have all the toys and attention to himself! However, at the dog park he is fine. Because of Enzo's strong prey drive, a household without cats will be necessary for him.

This handsome guy will be a loyal companion to his lucky adopters. Enzo is an affectionate Velcro Springer who just wants to find his place in a loving Forever Family. Can you let him sleep on your bed? (If not, he is fine on a doggie bed, too!) Let his case managers know if you're interested in meeting Enzo.

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 Enzo.

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

Posted: 5/20/17

BOSCO
Rochester, MN

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ESRA#:2017-179MN
Status: Available
  
Age:3 years
Gender:Male
Color:L&W Tricolor
Weight:66 lbs
Variety:Field
Bosco is a typical "Springer clinger" who always wants to be close to his people. A loving boy, he adores being petted and getting attention.

Bosco has a list of things he enjoys: squeaky toys, rawhides, exercise, and swimming (especially after ducks or geese!). He is always "hunting," so bunnies, birds, and squirrels should beware. Bosco has an abundance of energy, and he really likes walks. He's strong on a leash and walks best with a gentle leader, becoming more comfortable with it the longer he walks.

This smart boy knows Sit and is learning Stay and Lie Down. He rides well in the car. Bosco is still working on recall when his name is called, but he's eager to learn and to please. The best thing his new family could do for Bosco would be to enroll him in basic obedience training. He's like a big puppy! He would benefit from a course that would challenge him and give him a training foundation.

Bosco lives with another dog in his foster home, but he wants to be the dominant dog in the household, so his ideal Forever Home would have him as the only dog. However, Bosco does play well with other dogs in a large-pack setting like a dog park.

If you're looking for a handsome Velcro boy who will reward your love with his, consider Bosco. He is ready to meet his adoring new 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 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 Bosco.

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

Posted: 6/13/17

GAGE
Rice, MN

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ESRA#:2015-620MN
Status: Available
  
Age:7 years
Gender:Male
Color:Liver & White
Weight:60 lbs
Variety:Field
Say hello to Gage. This fine boy only wants to please and to be loved--and to have someone throw balls for him to fetch!

After Gage spent the first year of his life in a kennel in a garage, he moved in with a family who introduced him to a life with more freedom and attention. He had the run of a large yard and slept in bed with his owners. Gage loves being indoors, and he has great household manners. He is completely housetrained and enjoys free rein of the house when his people are away, although he is crate trained. When he is outside, he enjoys rolling around in the grass.

Gage interacts and plays well with other dogs. His Forever Family could have other dogs in the household, or Gage could be the only dog. He is trained to an invisible fence. He can Heel, Sit, and Stay, and he is eager to learn new commands. Gage's previous family reported that he loves pheasants but is scared of the gun, so hunting won't be in this guy's future. Gage is loyal and loving to his people, and he would sure like to have a family of his own to love.

Due to his protective nature, Gage tends to bond very closely to his human owner. His Forever Family will need to have patience and understanding for this sweet boy. He can be hesitant to meet strangers, and it takes him a bit of time to warm up to new people. However, once Gage gets to know you, he will be your loyal friend.

If you have a ball to throw and the desire for a new buddy, consider Gage! This Velcro guy will be your reliable and loving companion. He is just waiting for someone to give him the chance to be the best friend he wants to be.

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 Gage.

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

Posted: 11/19/15

TUCKER
Pine Island, MN

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ESRA#:2017-72IA
Status: Available
  
Age:5 years
Gender:Male
Color:Black & White
Weight:62 lbs
Variety:Bench
Meet Tucker! This beautiful boy is looking for his Forever Family. Tucker lives and loves life to the fullest. He is a people pleaser, and he needs an experienced adopter to set boundaries and keep him on a healthy routine. He loves to be around people, to explore the woods, and to chase squirrels. All in all, Tucker is one happy boy!

Are you looking for a loving companion? Throw a ball or a stick! Tucker enjoys fetching/chasing balls and toys. Tucker also really enjoys his walks. He has great leash manners, and he would love to stroll around the neighborhood, a farm, some fields, a lake, or anywhere else.

Tucker is housetrained. He does fine in the household when he is by himself. Because he is active and energetic, he will need a long walk, jog, or run beforehand if you plan to leave him alone in the house for long periods of time. (A tired dog is a good dog!) After a good exercise adventure, Tucker enjoys lying out on the deck watching people walk by and checking out the happenings in the neighborhood.

Although Tucker will tolerate other canines for a short period of time, he will need to be the only dog in his Forever Home. He finds it very challenging to share his toys or the attention of humans with other dogs. He also has a strong prey drive, so his Forever Home should not have cats. Tucker was surrendered to ESRA because he is very nervous around children. Therefore, his Forever Home should be one with just adults.

Are you looking for a happy and wonderful dog to provide you with companionship? Do you enjoy a sweet Springer lying in a little ball, waiting for your attention? Are you a homebody who wants to bond with a sweet boy? Then Tucker is your guy! If you would like to make Tucker a member of your family, contact his case managers 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 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 Tucker.

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

Posted: 5/20/17


BAXTER
St. Louis Park, MN

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ESRA#:2017-195MN
Status: Adoption Pending
  
Age:2 years
Gender:Male
Color:Liver & White
Weight:45 lbs
Variety:Bench
Here is Baxter, a wonderful boy who seeks your attention and affection. He has great energy, and he is eager to please his foster family.

Baxter is housetrained and crate trained. He will need regular exercise, and he would benefit from obedience training courses. Baxter enjoys taking car rides, going for long walks around the neighborhood, and snoozing at your feet. His foster family thinks that he could be a great hunter because he has a natural talent for chasing squirrels, rabbits, birds, and other small critters.

This youngster is smart, and he catches on quite quickly. Although Baxter currently lives with other dogs, his Forever Home should have no other resident dogs, as he prefers not to share the attention of the family members. Baxter does fine with older, dog-savvy children.

Baxter would be a great companion if you are looking for a Springer shadow. He is ready to go for walks and take in the world with you, and of course he is always up for a good game of fetch in the backyard. He is a sweet boy who deserves a home to call his own. Please let us know if you would like to meet Baxter!

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 Baxter.

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

Posted: 5/26/17

Springers in Missouri        top

ESRA does not have any Springers available for adoption in Missouri. However, we may have dogs in evaluation, or we may know of dogs at area shelters. Contact the state coordinator for information.

Springers in Nebraska        top
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.

JAKE
Arnold, NE

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ESRA#:2013-860MN
Status: Available
  
Age:5 years
Gender:Male
Color:B&W Tricolor
Weight:55 lbs
Variety:Field

Jake's vet bills have accumulated to the point that we are asking for donations to assist him. If you would like to make a contribution to ESRA specifically for Jake (2013-860MN), make sure to indicate his name and intake number when you do so. Please click here to reach our Donations page to help Jake. He will be so happy!
Meet our man Jake! He has been in and out of various homes for a few years now. Jake has been constantly misunderstood, so we are seeking a patient, dog-wise, and loving family to support him and help him live a happy life.

Jake has been well trained, and he responds to commands. However, he seemed to be stubborn about coming out of his crate when he was asked to do so after being crated all day. He was grouchy and did not like people reaching for his collar to force him out. This cost him more than one home and resulted in some unfavorable training methods being used. Once Jake arrived at our home, we noticed that he did not move smoothly when he was running, so we had his hips examined and discovered that he has severe hip dysplasia. The poor boy was sore from not being able to move about all day while he was confined in the crate.

In our home, Jake has found it quite nice to be left alone in the house all day uncrated. He is very trustworthy and has never had an accident. His temperament has improved, and we now have an understanding of what hurts him.

Jake has been thoroughly evaluated by the orthopedic department at Colorado State University veterinary hospital. They have recommended not to replace his hips at this time but rather to help manage his condition with supplements and physical therapy. He likes the physical therapy because it involves treats! He is very food motivated, as is typical of Springer Spaniels.

You can see from his photos that Jake enjoys being outside. Because he has always had bad hips, he doesn't know anything different but just keeps doing what other Springers do. He sniffs up birds, bunnies, and mice in the field. He plays with our other foster dogs, and he will fetch toys for us. He enjoys life!

Jake likes to snuggle with you while you watch TV. He loves treats of all kinds. He adores going for car rides. Above all, he just wants to be your best buddy. He walks well on a leash, is invisible-fence trained, and uses a doggy door as well.

Jake's Forever Family will need to keep up his physical therapy and keep him slim. They must also understand that Jake will need more medical care in the future. A family that could take him swimming would be ideal, as this exercise really helps stretch and build up his muscles. That is key to keeping him comfortable.

We do not know how Jake would be with small dogs or cats. We would not recommend that he live with small children because they might not understand that they could hurt him by touching or pulling on him.

This boy has a fun and goofy personality. He knows how to work you for treats, toys, and attention. He has done well with all of our foster dogs since he has been here. He did think that being the only dog on the overnight trip to the vets at CSU was great, though, because he got all of our attention!

Jake truly deserves the best. Please contact us at the e-mail address below for more information.

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

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

Posted: 4/20/16

Springers in North Dakota        top

ESRA does not have any Springers available for adoption in North Dakota. However, we may have dogs in evaluation, or we may know of dogs at area shelters. Contact the state coordinator for information.

Springers in South Dakota        top

ESRA does not have any Springers available for adoption in South Dakota. However, we may have dogs in evaluation, or we may know of dogs at area shelters. Contact the state coordinator for information.

Springers in Ohio        top

SNICKERS
Cincinnati, OH

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ESRA#:2006-344MI
Status: Available
  
Age:11 years
Gender:Male
Color:Liver & White
Weight:50 lbs
Variety:Bench

Thinking about bringing Snickers or another wonderful Senior Springer into your family? Read why rescuing Senior Springers is a top priority for ESRA.
Sweet Snickers is ready to find a new, loving family. He was adopted from ESRA several years ago by some wonderful people, but he was recently returned due to owner health issues. Snickers has been very well cared for and very much loved.

Snickers gets along with other dogs, but no cats for this guy! He will follow the other dogs around, but he does not engage in play with them, nor does he play with toys. Snickers would do best as an only dog or with another dog that is not dominant, as he is a bit timid. His ideal life would be hanging out with his people and lying around outside, watching the world go by. However, you must not neglect his walks! Once that leash comes out, he is ready to rock! Snickers also likes the water. In the past few weeks, he has gone swimming with his canine foster siblings.

Our boy, who will celebrate his twelfth birthday in November, is up to date on all vetting, is neutered, and is microchipped. He does have some common age-related issues. Snickers has some hearing loss, and he is dealing with a chronic ear infection, which unfortunately his vet thinks cannot be fully cured but can be controlled. The condition is getting better with a change in diet and some new meds. Snickers can hear very loud noises, and he is learning hand signals. He also has some rear knee issues, but with the diet change and some supplements, he is doing more running and jumping. A home with a minimal number of stairs would be ideal. According to Snickers, neither of these two issues matter one bit to him!

Snickers is fully housetrained, and he will bark to go out. He is also familiar with a doggie door. He does not need to be crated as he does not bother a thing when left alone in the house. He eats well around other dogs around, and he is good in the car. Snickers does enjoy relaxing on the sofa, but he cannot make it up onto the bed. He loves his naps, especially in front of an air vent.

Snickers has not quite found that bond with the groomer, and he is not fond of being brushed or trimmed, so he will try to nip and bite. We therefore recommend a muzzle and an experienced groomer. Due to this and his hearing issues, we also recommend a home with children over the age of twelve.

This senior gentleman is as sweet as they come, and he deserves to have a loving Forever Home where he can be happy and comfortable for the rest of his days. If you think that home might be yours, please contact his case manager at the e-mail address below.

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

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

Posted: 6/18/17


PIPPA
Hamilton, OH

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ESRA#:2017-20OH
Status: Adoption Pending
  
Age:13 months
Gender:Female
Color:Liver & White
Weight:35 lbs
Variety:Field
Please meet our playful girl, Pippa. This cutie came to ESRA after her family determined that she had too much energy for their lifestyle. Pippa just turned one on May 14, so she still has that fun-loving puppy in her. She loves to run and play all the time. She has a hunter's heart along with the playfulness of a kindergartener. For this reason, Pippa’s Forever Home should have a fenced yard.

This active and incredibly smart girl likes nothing more than to stretch her legs in the yard or the dog park. She'd be well suited to an active person or family who wants an outgoing and friendly companion. If you can lob a tennis ball, you'll have a friend for life. Pippa is a sporty girl who can Fetch, Sit, Drop It, and Leave It. She comes when she's called (unless she's hot on the trail of a squirrel!). Pippa is very loving, and she likes to wind down at the end of the day by being held and snuggled.

Pippa is completely housetrained. She is microchipped, spayed, and up to date on all vetting. She doesn’t have any medical issues, but she is prone to piddling when she meets someone new or when she gets too excited.

Pippa lives with two other Springers whom she dearly loves. They wrestle and play several times a day. Therefore, a playful canine brother or sister in her Forever Family would be wonderful! There are a several dogs in the neighborhood, and Pippa gets along with all of them. She doesn’t have much experience around cats. She has met the neighbor’s cat, who just stares at her. But when Pippa is outdoors, she tends to bark at any cats she sees.

Although Pippa was crate trained by her original owners, we’re hoping that she goes to a home where she doesn’t have to spend too much time crated. Pippa sleeps on the floor near her foster parents’ bed. She is content there, but of course she would be more than happy to sleep with her humans if she was invited. Pippa has a great appetite, and she likes to counter surf as many Springers do. She’s clearly not vertically challenged! Pippa loves to have chew toys. She’s still very much a puppy with a need to chew. She has not damaged anything in her foster home, but her foster parents make sure that she has plenty of appropriate things to chew.

If you love the Springer breed, you’ll love Pippa. Contact her case manager right away if you have the time and energy to devote to this very special girl.

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

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

Posted: 6/03/17

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SASHA
East Troy, WI

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Sasha, left, snoozes with a friend.

ESRA#:2017-10MN
Status: Available
  
Age:13 years
Gender:Female
Color:Liver & White
Weight:40 lbs
Variety:Bench

Thinking about bringing Sasha or another wonderful Senior Springer into your family? Read why rescuing Senior Springers is a top priority for ESRA.
Are you searching for a sweet and loving senior? Sasha is a wonderful girl. She has a very calm and gentle disposition, and she relishes any attention given to her. Sasha will give you twirls and run around when she gets excited, and she still likes to play. These things showcase her spunky personality!

This well-bred lady has great household manners and is housetrained. Sasha doesn’t bark. She respects other dogs and plays with the resident canines. She enjoys chewing on nylabones, taking car rides, sleeping, and giving her foster family attention.

As Sasha previously spent much of her life alone, we would prefer that her Forever Family have someone who will be at home much of the time. She would love a canine sibling, but she would also be happy as the only dog in the right family.

Sasha is waiting patiently for her Forever Home. She will make an amazing companion to adopters looking for a mature and loving Springer. Is Sasha the gem you've been waiting for? If so, please contact her 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 that the final decision rests with the dog's case manager.

State of Wisconsin licensed and inspected: 402322-DS

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

Contact: Coordinator, Marie Heinking kcmcheinking@frontier.com .

Posted: 6/16/17

ARCHIE
Wausau, WI

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ESRA#:2017-57WI
Status: Available
  
Age:10 years
Gender:Male
Color:Liver & White
Weight:56 lbs
Variety:Field

Thinking about bringing Archie or another wonderful Senior Springer into your family? Read why rescuing Senior Springers is a top priority for ESRA.
Meet sweet Archie! This happy old man is a joy to his foster mom and dad, as well as to his canine foster sister. When Archie was taken to a shelter, he needed medical attention to his eye and toe. His toe had to be amputated, but that doesn't slow this guy down! He LOVES to play catch, and the extra exercise is helping build up his muscles again.

Archie didn't have a great start, but his future is looking much brighter now that he has ESRA’S help. Archie does have dry eye syndrome, so he has drops and salve that need to be put into his eyes twice a day, but this guy takes to the routine like a real trouper. He gets a nice treat for sitting so still for his foster mom.

Since moving in with his foster family, Archie has had a haircut. He now gets lots of treats and loads of cuddles. He aims to please, and he just wants a nice comfy home where he can live out his days.

Archie would fit into any environment. He is perfectly content to be the only dog or to live with others. He has gone to doggy daycare, where gets along fine with the other dogs. He actually just follows his own tune and ignores a lot of the craziness at the daycare center. It is unknown how he would be with cats, but with his quiet demeanor, his foster mom doesn't see an issue. Archie also doesn't jump up on furniture, but if you did want him on the couch with you, we're sure he could be persuaded!

If you're looking for a mellow dog who just wants to lie at your feet or follow you from room to room because he loves you, then Archie is the one for you. This sweet guy will bring affection and happiness to his Forever Family. If you think that family might be yours, contact his foster mom at the e-mail address below. You'll be glad you did!

State of Wisconsin licensed and inspected: 402322-DS

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

Contact: Coordinator, Marie Heinking kcmcheinking@frontier.com .

Posted: 3/17/17

JORDY
Barboo, WI

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ESRA#:2015-457MN
Status: Available
  
Age:12 years
Gender:Male
Color:Liver & White
Weight:47 lbs
Variety:Field

Thinking about bringing Jordy or another wonderful Senior Springer into your family? Read why rescuing Senior Springers is a top priority for ESRA.
We would like to thank Angela Boone of Angela Boone Photography in Roseville, Minnesota for generously donating the photos of Jordy displayed here. Visit her website.
Sweet Jordy was picked up by animal control as he was wandering in the country. Our best guess is that he is around ten or eleven years old. Jordy is a dear senior guy who is adjusting to the indoor life at his foster home and is enjoying it!

Jordy gets along well with the foster family's resident small dogs, and he is learning to live with cats. He will back off quickly if they hiss and stand up to him. Jordy walks perfectly on leash and loves taking strolls, meeting the neighbors along the way. His favorite pastime is sniffing around the fenced yard, but in true Springer fashion, he loves following his person around, too.

Because he can no longer hear and his peripheral vision is impaired, a home without children would be best for Jordy. He does well with hand signals and will Sit, Lie Down, and Stay. As he is deaf, he will need a securely fenced yard to keep him safe. Jordy is truly the sweetest of sweethearts, and he is so easy to have around. Do you have a soft place in your heart and your home for Jordy to spend his retirement years?

State of Wisconsin licensed and inspected: 402322-DS

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

Contact: Coordinator, Marie Heinking kcmcheinking@frontier.com .

Posted: 8/22/15

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