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This page was last updated on 9/21/17

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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

JACKSON
Winnetka, IL

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ESRA#:2017-325IL
Status: Available
  
Age:10 months
Gender:Male
Color:Black & White
Weight:62 lbs
Variety:Field
Here is Jackson, our exuberant ten-month-old Springer! He came into ESRA's care so we could find the perfect family for this wonderful boy. A couple originally purchased him as a young puppy, but they soon realized that they could not provide him the lifestyle he deserved because they were gone too many hours a day and he was left alone. Then Jackson went to a home as a companion for a four-year-old Springer female. However, the female did not appreciate Jackson's zest for life. Although he just wanted to be friends, she decided she really didn't need another friend. Therefore, the family contacted ESRA, and Jackson is now in a foster home leading a great puppy life.

There is nothing dainty about this Springer--he's a big boy, and he is all muscle. He loves his home in the Chicago suburbs, but he really enjoys his adventures in Door County, Wisconsin with his foster mom and the resident Springer, Abby. Jackson loves to play, so he will bark in Abby's face until she gives in and plays. He will also put his head underneath her tummy to initiate play. He gets along with all dogs, and he loves all people.

Jackson is really smart, and he has adjusted very well to the house rules and routine. His foster mom says that he has only two behaviors that he really needs to improve on--jumping on people and not coming when called. These behaviors are typically seen in Springer puppies, and they can be corrected with consistent training.

This healthy guy is microchipped, neutered, and up to date on all his vaccines.
Jackson is not a couch potato, and he is definitely not a dog to be crated for eight hours a day. He would flourish with an active family that is interested in teaching him to participate in agility trials or other doggie activities. Jackson does need to go to obedience training, which will help him bond with his family and make him a perfect companion.

We would like to see Jackson go to a home with another active Springer who would appreciate a buddy. It would also be wonderful if he could have a family with at least some members at home most of the time, as well as a secure yard with lots of spaces to roam and explore. If you think you are able to provide for Jackson's needs, he will reward you with fun, companionship, intelligence, and love. Is yours the perfect Forever Home for this energetic boy? If so, please contact his case manager by phone or e-mail right away.

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

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

Posted: 9/13/17

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

AVILA
Clarklake, MI

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Adidas

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Avila sitting pretty

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Avila, left, and Adidas, right

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Avila

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Adidas

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Adidas, left, and Avila, right

 AVILAADIDAS
ESRA#:2017-264MI2017-263MI
Status: AvailableAvailable
   
Age:4 years4 years
Gender:MaleMale
Color:Liver & WhiteLiver & White
Weight:56 lbs53
Variety:BenchBench
Read about bonded pairs and the benefits of adopting these special best friends.
These gorgeous young Springers are Avila and Adidas, inseparable brothers who are super sweet, loyal, and loving. They are being surrendered to ESRA because their current owners will soon be moving into an apartment, and they want the boys to find a Forever Home with a yard to play in and plenty of room to roam around.

Avila is the more laidback and mellow guy. He is an expert cuddler, and he snuggles right in close to get comfy. He is not a kissy boy, but he does nestle his head into your shoulder to express his affection. Avila sleeps on his people's bed, and he prefers to lounge on furniture rather than on the floor. He does have a prey drive, and he is thrilled to chase after birds. Avila can swim, but he rather prefers just getting his paws wet. He plays with balls inside and outdoors, where he lies in the shade until he is ready to bring the ball back for another toss. Avila loves to howl in unison with his humans, which is hysterical to witness. His eating manners are nice, other than some random instances of countersurfing!

Adidas is more timid and can be somewhat anxious. He will cuddle a little bit, but he rather just wants to be by your side, touching you. This fellow sometimes sleeps on the people bed, although he gets hot quickly and generally prefers the floor. He loves chasing after and catching a Frisbee, and he will play with balls, too. Adidas does not like squeaky toys, chewing on them only long enough to remove the squeaker and then losing interest. He is most fond of playing fetch and retrieve non-stop until his humans end the game! Adidas needs somewhat more mental and physical stimulation than his brother does, though he wants to please his people and make them proud of him. Adidas is a water dog, swimming and fetching toys to his heart's content. He has polite eating manners and exhibits no inappropriate behavior.

Adidas and Avila are typical Velcro Springers, truly attached to their humans. They most prefer the company of their people, and they would definitely be happiest having someone at home most of the time with them. These two are crate trained and also have impeccable house manners, although they can be a vocal duo when they are left home alone!

These fun, active boys like to wrestle with each other, and they can easily shred plush toys in minutes. They are great with commands, and they know Sit, Lie Down, Stay, and Sit Pretty. Avila has almost mastered High Five! Both are housetrained, neutered, current on vaccinations and preventatives, and microchipped.

Both are becoming more accustomed to car rides, but they are still nervous with the vet and the groomer. Because Avila and Adidas together want to be the center of attention, we recommend a Forever Home with no other pets to steal their spotlight. And due to their extremely friendly greeting habits and occasional jumping up, a Forever Family with no small children will be best.

Avila and Adidas have lacked socialization and training in their formative years, but they are intelligent, energetic, and eager to please with direction and guidance. These two have tremendous potential and will benefit from consistent, loving leadership provided by a dog-savvy Forever Family that is willing and able to devote the time and patience necessary to educate and exercise them. Adidas and Avila will appreciate daily walks, during which they can work on their leash skills and bond with their humans. A fenced yard would be a huge bonus so they could explore freely and safely.

This adorable bonded pair will be the perfect addition to some fortunate Forever Family. With their amazing personalities, beautiful looks, and abundant devotion, these brothers will melt hearts and warm souls. Contact our state coordinator today to inquire further!

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

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

Posted: 7/31/17

Springers in Minnesota        top

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

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.

VICTORY
Arnold, NE

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ESRA#:2017-251NE
Status: Available
  
Age:4 years
Gender:Male
Color:Black & White
Weight:42 lbs
Variety:Field
From Vic's foster mom: Victory escaped torment and exploded into freedom with the help of ESRA. Vic had lived for years on a short chain outside. He was finally turned in to a shelter with the description "not good with other dogs, cats, or kids," but this assessment turned out to be so wrong. When he came to the shelter, Vic was thin and covered with feces. The good people at the shelter cleaned him up and provided basic medical care. They thought enough of him to release him into rescue when he was ready. What a great day that was!

Vic has been like a new puppy at our home. He literally knew nothing about living indoors, but he is very smart, so he quickly caught on. Victory is just about housetrained, and he has learned to use a doggy door. He also knows the command Off. We just about wore out that phrase in his first week with us! He has true springs in his legs, and he thought that it was okay to jump up on anything: up on the counters, into the sink, onto the table--you get the idea. Vic now sits and waits for his meals, and he takes treats gently from you. He comes when he is called. He fetches, and ninety-nine percent of the time he will bring the object back to you. He rides well in a car. Vic is pretty good on the leash, and he is invisible-fence trained. He is great with other dogs, and he is currently living with three other males and one female. He has also been very good with the children that have visited us. His personality was hidden behind that chain. He is SWEET!

Victory adores the couch throws and pillows. Darned if they donít explode when he grabs and bites them! We have to keep reminding ourselves to pick them up if we leave him in the room by himself. Vic is very proud of his search-and-destroy efforts. He will drag his conquests to his dog bed and add them to his other found objects, the toys that other dogs lost outside months ago.

This boy is a snuggler. He adores being right by you and will melt when you pet him. He also loves being in the field chasing birds. At first, he only ran in circles because that was all he knew, but now he ventures out and works the ground. He has a high prey drive and the desire to please, so he would be a great hunting companion with the right training.

This smart little guy would do well with some basic obedience training, and he could end up being the star of the class! Training classes should use positive reinforcement and will require the owner to participate.

To learn more about this smart little firecracker filled with love and energy, please contact us at the e-mail address below.

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

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

Posted: 9/04/17

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

Springers in Wisconsin        top

DAKOTA
Wausau, WI

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ESRA#:2017-250WI
Status: Available
  
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

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 ESRAíS 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

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