SPRINGERS AVAILABLE IN THE SOUTHEAST
 
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This page was last updated on 11/18/17

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Postings: Bama   Brady   Clark   Cyrus   Diamond   Finley   Lucy   Sadie   Simone   Tam   Tanner   Trooper  
Seniors for Seniors: Brady   Duke   Hampton   Tam   Tanner  
Adoption Pending: Buddy   Chloe Lisette   Duke   Envy   Hannah   Louie   Quinn   Shelby   Tennessee  
 

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.

LOOKING FOR A SPRINGER TO CALL YOUR OWN?

Here’s a video designed to show you “in a nutshell” what you can expect from an ESRA Springer. We think a picture is worth a thousand words.

Most of the precious Springers featured in the video have already found their Forever Homes. We hope the one you are looking for is posted here, available in the Southeast today.

Springers in Alabama        top

TAM
Auburn, AL

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Good with other dogs

ESRA#:2016-516AL
Status: Available
  
Age:12 years
Gender:Male
Color:Black & White
Weight:50 lbs
Variety:Mix

THINKING ABOUT BRINGING A SENIOR SPRINGER INTO YOUR FAMILY? Read why rescuing Senior Springers is a top priority for ESRA.
When Tam first came into his foster home, he was scared and hid under the kitchen table. After about two days, Tam felt confident enough to come out and join the rest of the pack. Things have been looking up for him ever since!

Tam is a sweet senior who quickly adapted to the comforts of a home with a clean place to sleep, plenty of food and water and lots of love.

He is currently sharing his space with a young terrier puppy sister and is doing just fine. He is very healthy for a dog his age and is good with other dogs, cats and children.

He is an extremely sweet boy that deserves a good retirement home and a family to call his own. His foster mom says that Tam is "no trouble at all."
Like many of us who are aging, he does have some mild joint pain but it doesn't slow him down.

Tam would love to have a Forever Family who will give him the love he missed in much of his life. He promises to be a sweet and gentle companion in exchange for a soft place to sleep, a scratch on the head and lots of treats!

Tam is healthy, fully vetted and ready to go home.

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

Contact: Case Manager, Kim Matthews kmatth3624@aol.com .

Posted: 1/01/17

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TENNESSEE
Little Rock, AR

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ESRA#:2017-406AR
Status: Adoption Pending
  
Age:9 months
Gender:Male
Color:Black & White
Weight:40 lbs
Variety:Field
Tennessee (who lives in Arkansas) is a sweet, gentle-natured puppy who comes with all that typical, fun puppy energy! He loves to run and play in the yard and push his tennis ball around with his nose. If he can convince some human playmates to throw it, he will leap high in the air and make some acrobatic catches. He adores squeaky toys and plays nicely with other dogs.

Inside, this young man does have an “off” switch and calms down. He is eager to please and appreciative of love and attention. He prefers to be right next to his human foster parents. Tennessee’s manners indoors are very good. He does not beg for food or treats or counter-surf, but is always ready and willing to eat. Tennessee will sit on command and walks nicely on his leash. However, his one fault is that he will dart out an open door if given the opportunity, so further practice on recall and a securely fenced yard are requirements for his Forever Home.

Tennessee is very docile and does not ever attempt to move ahead in the pack. He is great with teenagers, other dogs and cats. In fact, he is getting along well with three Springer foster siblings and a cat in foster home. His nature is very sweet and he is never pushy.

He can be a little shy at first but has been friendly with every human he’s met. We don’t think he was included in family life in his early days. Plenty of positive reinforcement with confidence building exercises would be good for him. For example, he gets visibly happy and gallops like a pony when he is praised for fetching a tennis ball and bringing it back. When he first came into rescue, he likely received the first bath of his young life and was nervous and rigid at first, but relaxed after a few minutes. Bath number two went much better.

He is looking for an active Forever Family willing to help him burn off some of that puppy energy. A securely fenced yard is a must. He’d also prefer someone home much of the time and another friendly dog for company when the humans have to go out.

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

Contact: ESRA Case Manager, Cathy Scheffer gaesradogs@gmail.com .

Posted: 11/11/17

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DUKE
Homosassa, FL

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ESRA#:2017-414FL
Status: Available
  
Age:9 years
Gender:Male
Color:Liver & White
Weight:54 lbs
Variety:Bench

THINKING ABOUT BRINGING A SENIOR SPRINGER INTO YOUR FAMILY? Read why rescuing Senior Springers is a top priority for ESRA.
Duke is so happy to be an ESRA dog! So many people are telling him how handsome and sweet he is that he has to turn his head to make sure they are talking about him. Having spent his life until now outside 24/7, he’s still amazed that he has a nice warm bed to sleep in and all the attention a boy needs.

Duke’s date of birth was July 22, 2008. He’s 9 years old and still acts like a pup. He came with AKC papers, which will be made available to the adopter. It appears the papers were never submitted to the AKC but it’s never too late for that!

Duke lived on a large property with cats, goats and chickens but apparently there were lots of mosquitoes too. As a result, Duke contracted heartworm disease and has already started his treatment. He’ll be good as new shortly and he is otherwise healthy, up to date on his vaccines, neutered and microchipped.

Duke wants to go to a home where he is King. He appreciates being a Duke but now that he has all the human love he could ever want, he would prefer not to share it with another dog. Would you like to be one of Duke’s royal subjects? No throne or crown required but a warm and friendly castle is a must!

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

Contact: ESRA Case Manager, Susan Zuker smitch5@tampabay.rr.com .

Posted: 11/08/17

HAMPTON
Tampa, FL

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Father Hampton (left), daughter Deemer

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Pretty girl Deemer

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ESRA#:2017-382AL2017-381AL
Status: AvailableAvailable
   
Age:11 years6 years
Gender:MaleFemale
Color:B&W TricolorBlack & White
Weight:49 lbs51
Variety:BenchBench
Read about bonded pairs and the benefits of adopting these special best friends.
Introducing our father and daughter bonded pair, Hampton and Deemer. They have always been together and need to be adopted as a bonded pair. Hampton is a gorgeous tri-colored boy. Though he is a young 11, he’s a lot calmer than his daughter Deemer. He still watches over Deemer and shares his toys with her.

Hampton will not share them happily with other dogs. He can be picky with other dogs but for the most part gets along well with the resident dogs in his foster home.

Though his hearing is decreasing with age, like most Springers, a loud clap or a bark from another dog will get his attention. Hampton is on Dasuquin (joint supplement) to help with his mobility but can still jump on the couch. He is otherwise a very healthy and handsome gentleman. Turning heads is a family trait and this handsome boy will certainly do just that.

Deemer is in perpetual motion and always ready to be a typical Springer goofball. She is a little pushy and wants to be the first out of the door and could use a training class to remind her of her manners. She does come when called by her name, which is the most important command of all.

After close observation in her foster home, it has been revealed that Deemer lives to hunt lizards. Inside she sheds her huntress ways and is sweet, gets along with other dogs and children. She enjoys rallying the troops (other dogs in the home) and enticing them to play. This young lady is a true beauty and will turn heads wherever you go.

Please consider adopting Deemer and her wonderful dad, Hampton, and double your fun!

SPECIAL NOTE: The Springers For Seniors designation that is included for Hampton and Deemer applies to Hampton alone. Please contact this bonded pair’s coordinator for specifics about this special program for seniors.

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

Contact: ESRA Case Manager, Susan Zuker smitch5@tampabay.rr.com .

Posted: 11/07/17

FINLEY
Bradenton, FL

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ESRA#:2017-296AL
Status: Available
  
Age:4 years
Gender:Male
Color:Liver & White
Weight:70 lbs
Variety:Bench

Hi I am Finley, a four-year-old bench Springer that was turned into rescue for a newer model human. I get along with most dogs, especially females. I like the human females but my favorite playmate is a male human. They are just much more fun than females but still like the girls. I prefer older humans age 9 and up.

I am a great guy, but I do like to hunt so I should not be allowed to play with small dogs or cats that run. This does not make me a bad dog, just one that likes to chase. I am looking for a home with active humans who like to have fun. We all know that Springers like to have fun!

I am still trying to overcome a yeast problem. My foster mom is so educated in nutrition that I have improved immensely and continue to improve. No antibiotics but I do get special baths and an all raw diet to help me recoup from a year of problems. I am doing so much better and come with instructions on how to care for me. I just need a little TLC to become the best I can be! I am so ready to have my own family even though my foster mom and granddaughter are great!

I hope you will consider me as your next partner.

Love, Finley

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

Contact: ESRA Case Manager, Susan Zuker smitch5@tampabay.rr.com .

Posted: 9/30/17


BUDDY
Tampa, FL

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ESRA#:2017-383TN2017-384TN
Status: Adoption PendingAdoption Pending
   
Age:2 years2 years
Gender:MaleMale
Color:Black & WhiteBlack & White
Weight:40 lbs40
Variety:BenchBench
CLICK THIS LINK IF YOU WANT TO KNOW MORE ABOUT BONDED PAIRS AND THE BENEFITS OF ADOPTING THESE SPECIAL BEST FRIENDS TOGETHER.
Get on your mark..get set..GO! Introducing Buddy and Duke, two of the most adorable, sweet, active Springer pups we have seen in a while.

Both boys are gorgeous black and white bench bred Springers. Buddy has some vision loss in one eye and depends on Duke so we are offering these two as a bonded pair. The boys are only 2½ years old so they promise a lifetime of fun and adventure for their lucky adopters. They are up to date on their vaccinations, neutered and ready to go.

Watching the boys play together is quite entertaining. Buddy’s favorite activity is to chase squirrels while Duke is quite happy with a chew toy.

Buddy and Duke are both housetrained and learning basic commands. They adore going for walks. Like most young pups, Buddy’s attention span is a work in progress but coming along nicely, especially when rewarded with a treat. Both boys sleep through the night on dog beds and provide a free alarm clock for their foster mom.

A perfect home for Buddy and Duke will be one where they enjoy lots of attention, exercise and a yard in which to do so. The hardest part for their adopter(s) will be deciding which pup to give attention to first. What a fun dilemma with these two handsome boys!

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

Contact: ESRA Case Manager, Susan Zuker smitch5@tampabay.rr.com .

Posted: 11/03/17


QUINN
Naples, FL

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ESRA#:2017-290FL
Status: Adoption Pending
  
Age:5 years
Gender:Male
Color:Liver & White
Weight:40 lbs
Variety:Bench

I AM the Mighty Quinn. You've read about me. You might have seen me on the news, but this..this is ME! My past is a little scary, but again, I am MIGHTY so here goes.

I was found in the road after being hit head on by a car. I have my own "other" page which you can click on for all the medical details. (The link is right under the heart at the top right of my listing.) The page says I'm Special Needs, but in all honesty I'm just downright special. In spite of all this medical mumbo-jumbo, I am a lover boy and I have so much life to live and so much love to give.

I'm told by many that I am a most handsome liver and white Springer with freckles on my belly and feet. Estimates of my age range from 5 to 7, though I'll never tell. Trust me: The people say I am handsome...they're not kidding.

I am ready for my Forever Home, BUT I will still need to continue my regimen of physical therapy. I'm very good at it. And the people who help me are so nice! Oh and until I am all healed, my therapy is already paid for, so that's a bonus. Lots of people cared about me, so this will cost you only your time. I need shorter walks than most dogs while I heal, but I promise I'm very good at walking on a leash.

I will need to be on supplements for the rest of my life (Dasuquin, herbal joint supplements) and maybe an occasional pain pill as I age (to perfection I should add). If you want a dog who will love and adore you, who wants to be your best friend, and you have the time and the love to help me get all the way better, then this could be the start of something big.

Call. Let's meet. Soon. Real soon.
Love,
Quinn

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

Contact: ESRA Case Manager, Susan Zuker smitch5@tampabay.rr.com .

Posted: 8/02/17


HANNAH
Leesburg, FL

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ESRA#:2017-301AL
Status: Adoption Pending
  
Age:4 years
Gender:Female
Color:Liver & White
Weight:27 lbs
Variety:Bench

Hello, my name is Hannah. I am a liver and white English Springer Spaniel who is spayed and up-to-date on all vaccinations and I have a clean bill of health! Woo Hoo!

My foster mom thinks I am a very smart girl as I have mastered the doggie door, I know how to sit, I can give doggie arm hugs and I love to give kisses. One of my favorite things to do is go on long walks with my foster mom and her adopted boy Champ (who happens to be like me... an English Springer Spaniel). He and I get along great.

When I first meet someone or another doggie I might seem a little cold, but give me a chance and I will warm up eventually (I’m just assessing the situation).

When my foster mom goes out, I like hanging out in the house with my new friend Champ. I also have received a few toys that I like to chew on or drag around with me but mostly I always sleep with one favorite.

I used to be very skinny but my foster mom is feeding me twice a day and I get daily doggie treats (that I REALLY love)! I am up to 27 pounds and gaining weight each day.

Everyone in her neighborhood says I am either gorgeous, sweet, loving, a good girl or the prettiest thing ever! Just for the record, I am all of those and more. I am looking for a Forever Home where I will be loved and treasured by my Forever Family. Please feel free to sign up. I can’t wait to meet you!

Love, Hannah

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

Contact: ESRA Case Manager, Susan Zuker smitch5@tampabay.rr.com .

Posted: 11/03/17


ENVY
Port St. Lucie, FL

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ESRA#:2017-271FL
Status: Adoption Pending
  
Age:9 years
Gender:Female
Color:Black & White
Weight:65 lbs
Variety:Bench
Envy is a lovely black and white girl who finds herself looking for a new Forever Home. She is a mellow Springer girl who is happy just to be your shadow. Envy is the embodiment of what we call a Velcro dog. Cuddling on the couch with her people is Envy's very favorite activity!

She is up to date on her vaccines, heartworm negative and like any Springer, her ears need to be cleaned regularly. Her foster mom thinks she may have been fed people food in the past but she has now adapted to yummy grain-free food that makes her coat shine!

Envy walks well on a leash, is house trained and loves to go for rides in the car. She's fine with other dogs but mostly ignore them. She is untested with cats. She is such a loving little girl! She still wants the company of her foster mom when she goes outside and we think she will be fine without a fenced yard as long as she is supervised.

Envy would do best in a Forever Home where there is not a lot of activity. She would be perfect for retirees or a family with a quieter lifestyle. She will be a wonderful walking companion, home companion and just a lovely addition to her adopter's family. One wiggle of that little tail is all you need to fall in love with Envy!

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

Contact: ESRA Case Manager, Susan Zuker smitch5@tampabay.rr.com .

Posted: 7/24/17

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MARLIE
Atlanta, GA

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ESRA#:2017-392GA
Status: Available
  
Age:2 years
Gender:Female
Color:Black & White
Weight:35 lbs
Variety:Field
Introducing Marlie, a sweet bundle of Springer energy! This pretty little girl loves to play almost as much as she loves to cuddle. She’s always ready for a game of chase and is a destroyer of stuffed toys. She loves to be the center of attention and quickly charms everyone she meets.

Marlie is looking for an active family with a fenced yard. We think she would do great with some older kids who would play with her in the yard. An all-adult home would be fine, too. She just needs someone (or several people) ready and willing to spend time with her and help her settle into her Forever Home. She seems to like other dogs out and about but has not lived with another dog. We think she would be very happy as an only dog, soaking up all the attention she deserves.

We think Marlie must have spent some time on her own or banished outside. She came into rescue very underweight and had to be taught how to use the stairs. She is enthusiastic and eager to please and is a great candidate for positive reinforcement-based training. Her foster family has given her a refresher course in housetraining and she is learning some commands, but will need additional practice on leash walking and greeting friends with all four paws on the floor.

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

Contact: ESRA Case Manager, Cathy Scheffer gaesradogs@gmail.com .

Posted: 11/07/17

TANNER
Atlanta, GA

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ESRA#:2016-515AL
Status: Available
  
Age:10 years
Gender:Male
Color:L&W Tricolor
Weight:35 lbs
Variety:Mix
Hi. I'm Tanner. My foster mom says I am really a good boy but I'm shy. I am so shy. I'm the right size for almost any place you live...an apartment, a condo, a house. I will fit right in no matter where we are (you and me).

I am housetrained and I know how to use a doggy door, so I'm smart. But I'm shy. I'm fine once I get to know you and your people, but it will take me a while to warm up. I'm fine in a crate if you want me there and I don't mind cats or other dogs. I really don't. I think I'd like a quieter home and one or two people to live with forever. But I really need you to take time, because I'm shy (did I mention that?) But once I know I can trust you, you'll find the perfect dog hiding under my beautiful coat.

My foster family is working with me and, you know, I'm fine with them now. I go out in the car and I go for ice cream (I LOVE ice cream). Smaller children are a little too busy for me. I'm aged to perfection, but again, prefer the company of adults to children. I am happy, very healthy and can play with toys and always ready to go in the car. I know you're out there looking for me. Here I am. Please, take a chance on me. You won't be sorry.

Call soon.

Love,
Tanner

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

Contact: Case Manager, Kim Matthews kmatth3624@aol.com .

Posted: 1/01/17

TROOPER
Atlanta, GA

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ESRA#:2017-347GA
Status: Available
  
Age:5 years
Gender:Male
Color:Black & White
Weight:66 lbs
Variety:Bench
Introducing Trooper, a tall, dark and handsome Springer guy looking for love. This 66-pounder is a smart, friendly guy interested in walks, long conversations and sports. He’s just an all-around nice dog.

Trooper knows his basic commands and is housetrained. He is a fast learner who will pick up on the routine at his Forever Home in record time! He gets excited when the leash comes up and pulls at first, but not too much. His manners are good too – no countersurfing or jumping up on people from this boy.

He gets along great with adults and the young teens in his foster home and we expect he would also be fine with respectful younger children. He does well with the resident dogs. Though he seems interested in chasing cats, his foster mom thinks he means no harm and could learn to peacefully coexist. Visitors are initially greeted with some barking but then he makes friends quickly. Trooper isn’t as Velcro as some Springers, but he does like to be around people. He’s not a lap dog (which is probably a good thing since he’s a larger Springer).

Trooper does have his quirks. He has a lot to say and will bark to make his wishes known. He will also keep you laughing when he has long discussions with his toys. His foster family moved the water bowl outside because he carries the bowl in his mouth, trailing water as he walks. His mouth and chin are always wet.

Won’t you consider sharing your home and your love with Mr. Tall, Dark and Handsome? He might just be your perfect match.

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

Contact: ESRA Case Manager, Cathy Scheffer gaesradogs@gmail.com .

Posted: 10/11/17

BRADY
Atlanta, GA

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ESRA#:2017-309GA
Status: Available
  
Age:11 years
Gender:Male
Color:Liver & White
Weight:45 lbs
Variety:Bench

THINKING ABOUT BRINGING A SENIOR SPRINGER INTO YOUR FAMILY? Read why rescuing Senior Springers is a top priority for ESRA.
Hello everyone,

If you're looking for a quiet, dignified Southern gentleman, look no further. If I do say so myself, I think I fill the bill perfectly and my foster family agrees wholeheartedly. As you can see from my pictures, I'm a very handsome liver and white boy. What you may not be able to see is that I'm extra tall for a Springer and a little on the skinny side but that's good because I have a bad hip and any extra weight would not be good. Believe it or not, I'm eleven years old. Don't let my age put you off. In fact, you may prefer a low-key companion. I walk. I don't run. I sleep a lot. But when I'm awake, I'm very loving and very motivated by food and treats.

Maybe in my earlier life I was taught to stay off the furniture or maybe it's just hard for an older guy to get up on thing or maybe it's even my sore hip, but there won't be any issues regards to furniture. I prefer my cushy bed in the midst of the family group. Speaking of the family group, I get along fine with my six (count them -- six) foster siblings (two other boys and four girls). They're a lot more physically active than I am, but it's OK. When everyone's outside, I don't romp in the woods with the other dogs but stay close to the house and my humans. All in all, we cohabitate nicely.

I am deaf, so my foster family doesn't know whether I know any commands or not. Maybe the fact that I'm deaf explains why I'm not very vocal. They've also decided not to encourage me to sit because of my hip. I'm a little uncertain on the hardwood floors, so carpet would be nice. I've mastered the doggie door and their long stairway from the deck down into the yard, but a house with fewer stairs would be welcome. Again, my torn rotator cuff means that I'm not inclined to jump fences and my foster parents have seen no indication that I'm a digger.

If you're looking for a sedate companion and not a jogger, dock diver, or Frisbee champ, please consider me.

Love, Brady


A word from Brady's foster family: Brady is so food motivated that he will chomp down hard on a treat or a pill pocket, and even tried his best to keep the spoon that contained his peanut butter-covered pill. For this reason, he does need an all-adult home. He could accidentally hurt little fingers if visiting children tried to feed him or offered to share their snack.

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

Contact: ESRA Case Manager, Carol Thalimer springerinquiries@gmail.com .

Posted: 9/28/17

BAMA
Atlanta, GA

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ESRA#:2017-248MS
Status: Available
  
Age:3 years
Gender:Male
Color:Black & White
Weight:32 lbs
Variety:Mix
Meet Bama, a cute little Springer/Cocker mix. Despite his name, Bama is originally from Mississippi, and he'd certainly be willing to cheer on the Alabama Crimson Tide or the team of his Forever Family's choosing.

Bama's family turned him over to ESRA when they relocated from a country setting with acreage to a more urban environment. This active young guy no longer could safely run free and was unhappy with city life. As a result, he will need a Forever Home with a good-sized fenced yard and some humans willing to play outside with him.

Bama is extremely people-oriented. He knows his name and comes nicely on command and seeks out human companionship. After running off some excess energy, he will happily come indoors when called. He is crate trained and housetrained. Like most Springers, he wants to be in the center of family life. He does need to be the only dog in the family and would do best with adults and older, dog-savvy children.

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

Contact: ESRA Case Manager, Cathy Scheffer gaesradogs@gmail.com .

Posted: 8/24/17

SIMONE
Atlanta, GA

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ESRA#:2016-435GA
Status: Available
  
Age:5 years
Gender:Female
Color:Liver & White
Weight:50 lbs
Variety:Mix
Simone is a sweet, shy young lady with a gentle spirit. Because of a rough start in life, she needs some extra help overcoming her fears. She is making great progress and is affectionate, loving and most appreciative of human kindness.

Simone is crate trained and finds comfort in her crate, retreating there when she is startled by loud noises and sudden, fast movements. She prefers to spend most of her time indoors.

She would be an excellent candidate for positive reinforcement based training because she is very motivated by treats and human affection. Her foster family is working with her on coming out of the crate when called, walking comfortably on leash (she doesn't pull quite the opposite she freezes and won't walk when frightened), and the finer points of housetraining (almost there).

Simone seems more comfortable with women than with men and would likely bond first with her Forever Mom, and then gradually warm up to other family members. We think she would prefer a quiet, adult home or a home with adults and older children; the noisy play of little ones would frighten her. She gets along well with the other dogs in her foster home. She is a beautiful and sweet dog, eager for human bonding. She just needs lots of love, training, and patience.

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

Contact: ESRA Case Manager, Cathy Scheffer gaesradogs@gmail.com .

Posted: 12/16/16

CLARK
Atlanta, GA

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ESRA#:2015-496GA
Status: Available
  
Age:6 years
Gender:Male
Color:Black & White
Weight:45 lbs
Variety:Bench
ESRA foster dog Clark wants nothing more than a Forever Home where he can be the main attraction. Clark is a sweet, happy, funny young man who enjoys playing with toys and people, a good romp in the yard and a cozy sofa in the house. In foster care, he entertains himself by pulling his blanket out into the yard through the doggie door and then bringing it back inside with him.

Clark is healthy and handsome, with a shiny and glossy coat. He is housetrained, crate trained, knows basic commands and is a quick learner and generally well-behaved. He responds especially well to a gentle touch and kind words and will seek out his foster mother for some petting.

He needs to be the one and only beloved dog because he'd rather not share all that human attention and he needs a home without children. He would prefer a fenced yard and needs plenty of exercise. He is an energetic young guy but calms down nicely inside. His one issue is that he is very fearful and apprehensive with the vet and groomer, so much that he will fight to get away when restrained.

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

Contact: ESRA Case Manager, Cathy Scheffer gaesradogs@gmail.com .

Posted: 9/27/15


LOUIE
Atlanta, GA

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ESRA#:2017-430GA
Status: Adoption Pending
  
Age:8 years
Gender:Male
Color:Black & White
Weight:50 lbs
Variety:Mix
Louie, short for Spaniel Day Lewis, is a fun, affectionate guy who likes to stick right by his favorite person. He has lots of Springer energy and loves his walks, playing fetch, rides in the car and trips to the dog park. He is a happy boy and dances around when he gets excited. If he feels ignored, he’ll use his “sad eyes” to melt your heart and get some extra attention.

Louie is housetrained and trustworthy home alone, though he might sneak up in the human bed for a nap. He is a great cuddler and very loyal. He knows the commands “Sit,” “Stay,” “Down” (when he jumps to enthusiastically greet new people), “Off” (when he is on furniture), “Lay Down,” and “Go to Bed.” Louie enjoys children and is gentle with them.

Most of the time, he walks like a perfect gentleman on his leash. But if he sees another dog, he gets so excited that he will pull and bark and sometimes jump. He can sometimes make dogs and their owners nervous, but there’s absolutely no aggression, just excitement. Once he meets another dog face to face, Louie immediately starts licking the other dog's face and puts everyone at ease. He is also cat friendly, greeting the outdoor cat next door with kisses.

His ideal Forever Home could include adults, children and other pets. He does need a Forever Family committed to spending time with him and taking him on walks and outings. Louie’s main wish is for his people to always be at his side.

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

Contact: ESRA Case Manager, Cathy Scheffer gaesradogs@gmail.com .

Posted: 11/12/17


SHELBY
Atlanta, GA

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ESRA#:2016-436GA
Status: Adoption Pending
  
Age:4 years
Gender:Female
Color:Liver & White
Weight:50 lbs
Variety:Mix
Update 8/23/17: Shelby is a happy, fun loving young dog who gets along great with dogs, cats and people. She loves running around the yard, snuggling with the humans, wrestling and chasing the other dogs in her foster home and swimming in the lake. She is ready to share her love with a Forever Family.


Hi everyone, I'm Shelby and my life has gotten so much better in these last few months! I used to live in a tiny space with many other dogs, some of which were my children and relatives. Then the wonderful folks from ESRA got me out of that place and into a real home. These days, I spend most of my time inside with my foster family. There's always a warm bed, a bowl of kibble just for me and someone willing to pet me and teach me new things.

Before I got here, I didn't realize what I was missing. Everything was new and a bit scary. Car rides frightened me at first, but now I have decided they are great fun, so I hop right in and enjoy the ride. I've blossomed into a confident, happy dog and am ready for any adventure. Hiking, walking, swimming, boating -- let's do it!

Love, Shelby


Shelby's foster mom says that Shelby is one of the smartest dogs she has met. Shelby is housetrained, sweet, well-mannered and quickly learned her new name and mastered both "Leave It" and "Come."

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

Contact: ESRA Case Manager, Cathy Scheffer gaesradogs@gmail.com .

Posted: 12/13/16

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

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ARRIBELLE
Baton Rouge, LA

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ESRA#:2017-385LA
Status: Available
  
Age:3 years
Gender:Female
Color:B&W Tricolor
Weight:55 lbs
Variety:Bench
Meet Arribelle, a sweet and beautiful young lady looking for a new human best friend. “Arrie” adores people and wants to be petted and loved on constantly. She will make a loyal and loving companion for the right adopter. She is a good girl who knows some basic commands. And she is as strikingly beautiful as she is sweet, with a primarily black coat with some white and tan mixed in.

Because she so badly wants all the human attention, Arrie will sometimes growl a little to warn other dogs to get out of the way. But she is also young and playful and has worked things out with the other dogs in her foster home. In fact, her video clip shows her trying to get her Brittany foster sister to play. She has not been tested with cats, but her foster dad thinks she would probably tolerate them fine.

She has been treated for bladder stones and will need some monitoring and possibly a special diet to prevent future issues.

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

Contact: ESRA Case Manager, Cathy Scheffer gaesradogs@gmail.com .

Posted: 11/11/17

LUCY
Baton Rouge, LA

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ESRA#:2017-246LA
Status: Available
  
Age:8 years
Gender:Female
Color:Liver & White
Weight:38 lbs
Variety:Bench
Sweet Lucy is a little lovebug who wants to be with her people every second of the day. She is a textbook example of a Velcro Springer. Lucy loves ALL humans and is very affectionate with anyone who gives her attention. Her foster dad describes her as smart and spunky. She has learned how to open an unsecured gate but has no interest in running away -- instead, she races to find her people.

Lucy is quiet in the house, only barking when she hears other dogs start barking. However, if you sing to her, she will join right in with a round of Springer "woo woos" and howling. She enjoys her walks and is learning not to pull. She would do well with some training that uses positive reinforcement because she is so eager to please.

Lucy does need to be an only dog or introduced carefully to a potential doggie sibling. This little lady is not sure why she should have to share the human attention with other dogs. Also, children in the home need to be 12 or older. She will make a wonderful, loyal, loving companion for a lucky adopter!

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

Contact: ESRA Case Manager, Cathy Scheffer gaesradogs@gmail.com .

Posted: 7/18/17

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DIAMOND
Jackson, MS

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ESRA#:2017-207MS
Status: Available
  
Age:8 years
Gender:Male
Color:B&W Tricolor
Weight:42 lbs
Variety:Bench
Diamond is a sweet, calm boy who came to ESRA in extremely poor shape. At the time of rescue, he was malnourished and so weak that he could not walk, as well as heartworm positive -- truly a diamond in the rough. A good Samaritan rescued Diamond and another dog from poor living conditions. It is believed that Diamond had NEVER seen a veterinarian prior to rescue.

He has now been neutered, completed his heartworm treatment and put on some much-needed pounds. He’s been an excellent patient, quiet and content to snuggle and rest with his new best friend in foster care, Sadie.

Diamond knows his name and responds enthusiastically to “Let’s Eat!” He is housetrained and content in his crate or in Sadie’s crate. They spend most of their time together. His one quirk is that he doesn’t like to use the doggie door but would rather wait for a human to let him out.

Diamond would be happiest in a calm household with the companionship of another dog. Though we are not offering them as a bonded pair, it would be wonderful if Diamond and his best friend Sadie could stay together.

Won’t you consider giving this gem of a boy a better life? He will be eternally grateful.

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

Contact: ESRA Case Manager, Cathy Scheffer gaesradogs@gmail.com .

Posted: 10/21/17

SADIE
Jackson, MS

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ESRA#:2017-4MS
Status: Available
  
Age:7 years
Gender:Female
Color:Liver & White
Weight:41 lbs
Variety:Bench
Now recovered from some serious eye injuries, Sadie is thriving and happy at her foster home. Sadie has also completed heartworm treatment and is feeling much better. She likely had several litters of puppies in her previous life. Now that she is spayed, she has officially retired from breeding. Unfortunately nothing could be done to restore her vision. However, she is comfortable, upbeat and adjustable and learned her way around quickly in foster care, even using a pet door to go out in the yard.

Sadie is quite friendly with people. While she does need some work on leash walking, she will walk right beside her human if you continually coax her by talking to her. She gets very excited at feeding time and will bark in anticipation. She is crate trained and housetrained and goes out through the pet door into the yard. She gets along fine with most other dogs, as long as they are understanding if she accidentally bumps into them. In fact, she has made one doggie best friend in foster care, Diamond. Both Diamond and Sadie are available for adoption and it would be wonderful if they could be adopted together!

Sadie would do best in a single-story home with easy access to a small court or back yard and with another submissive dog as a companion. As long as the furniture placement remains constant, blind dogs quickly learn the lay of the land. She would thrive in a quiet home with an owner who is home much of the time and willing to provide a house sitter so Sadie can stay in her own environment if her Forever Family needs to travel.

Won't you consider giving this loving girl a home to call her own? She is a sweet, deserving dog who would make a wonderful, loyal companion for the right family.

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

Contact: ESRA Case Manager, Cathy Scheffer gaesradogs@gmail.com .

Posted: 9/28/17

CYRUS
Jackson, MS

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ESRA#:2016-433GA
Status: Available
  
Age:5 years
Gender:Male
Color:Liver & White
Weight:50 lbs
Variety:Mix
English Springer Rescue America's mission is threefold: rescue, rehabilitate and rehome. Cyrus is a perfect example of these efforts.

First, he was rescued from poor living conditions with a group of other dogs. (Phelps, Shelby and Simone are his relatives). The first stop was the veterinarian's, where he was examined, neutered and underwent heartworm treatment.

Second came the rehabilitation. Since Cyrus has basically only known kennel life and was poorly socialized, it is taking some time for him to get comfortable with the things most pet dogs take for granted, like the normal sights and sounds of people cooking, cleaning, talking and laughing. He has learned how to use the doggie door and to go into his kennel for meals and treats.

Now it is time for the rehoming portion of Cyrus' journey. This young man needs a patient Forever Family willing to help him relax and settle in. Because he is still timid, he would do best in an adult home with a fenced yard to explore. He is getting along well with his foster siblings so would probably enjoy the company of another friendly dog.

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

Contact: ESRA Case Manager, Cathy Scheffer gaesradogs@gmail.com .

Posted: 12/13/16


CHLOE LISETTE
Jackson, MS

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ESRA#:2017-284LA
Status: Adoption Pending
  
Age:7 years
Gender:Female
Color:Liver & White
Weight:45 lbs
Variety:Bench
Chloe Lisette's foster mom describes this nice girl as sweet, friendly and social with people and other dogs. She is a happy dog with her tail constantly in motion. We have no idea how such a great dog ended up in a shelter, but thankfully the shelter contacted ESRA and Chloe got a second chance at a happy life.

Unfortunately, Chloe did have to go through heartworm treatment, but she was a good patient -- calm and cooperative and content to rest in her crate. Now that she's feeling better, she is playing with other dogs and more active. She's gained a few needed pounds, her appetite is great and her coat is sleek and shiny. She is ready to find her Forever Home.

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

Contact: ESRA Case Manager, Cathy Scheffer gaesradogs@gmail.com .

Posted: 9/30/17

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

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CAROLINE
Mount Pleasant, SC

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ESRA#:2017-424SC
Status: Available
  
Age:3 years
Gender:Female
Color:Liver & White
Weight:45 lbs
Variety:Bench
Meet Sweet Caroline. What a beauty she is! Never before has such a Springer wiggled her butt as much as Caroline does. She is an active, happy, affectionate and very obedient young girl. She knows basic commands, is housetrained, and requires no crate. Learning not to pull so much on the leash is challenging for her; however, she’s learning!

Caroline is content to sleep on her dog bed however would prefer to sleep with her humans she loves so much. When given plenty of daily exercise, she settles nicely inside the home to rest. This girl enjoys her car rides as they mean she's headed to another fun outing.

Caroline is a friend to all humans, male and female dogs and cats! She would do best with older school-aged children so they can keep up with her activity level. She enjoys hiking, romping at the beach, playing fetch and retrieving.

She is looking for a warm, active home willing to love, play, and enjoy outside activities with her. Won't you consider sharing your home with this most precious girl?

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

Contact: Case Manager, Melissa Gorman springersforlife@gmail.com .

Posted: 11/14/17

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

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