SPRINGERS AVAILABLE IN THE SOUTHEAST
 
WEST MIDWEST NORTHEAST SOUTHEAST CANADA SHELTERS


This page was last updated on 5/26/17

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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.

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

Springers in Arkansas        top

ESRA does not have any Springers available for adoption in Arkansas. 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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GUNNER
Fort Myers, FL

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Gunner before his surgery

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After, on the road to recovery

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ESRA#:2017-102AL
Status: Available
  
Age:2 years
Gender:Male
Color:Liver & White
Weight:69 lbs
Variety:Mix

Gunner's vet bills have accumulated to the point that we are asking for donations to assist him. If you would like to make a donation to ESRA specifically for Gunner (2017-102AL), make sure to indicate his name and intake number when you do so. Please click here to reach our Donations page to help Gunner. He truly appreciates your help!
Gunner came to ESRA as an honorary Springer when he was left in a rural Alabama shelter with two broken legs after being hit by a car twice in as many weeks. Unfortunately, only one of the two broken legs could be saved.

Gunner here. Just checking in. Life is pretty good for me these days. My front leg is healing and I go out (a lot) to exercise it and get it stronger. And I sleep (a lot) so that it will heal and get stronger.

I'm a good boy. My foster mom says that to all her friends. "He's a good boy. A really good boy." I don't even have to work at being a good boy because I just am! I am housetrained and will let you know when it's time for me to go out. I don't bark often, though that guy from UPS scares me a little when he rings the doorbell. I'll bark at him, but only one or two big "woofs."

I want to try the stairs but my foster mom says I can't for a little while, but she promised me we'll work on stairs once my front leg is all better.
I love to eat. Now that I am a tri-paw, I have to watch my figure so I'm learning to love vegetables. (Vegetables mean I can eat more and gain less weight.) Love, love, LOVE broccoli and I'm learning to like both carrots and green beans.

I have a Kong toy and I'm really good with it. I can work that toy and empty it easily because I'm so very smart. Did I mention that I'm smart? Yup. Figured out the "treat corner" at my foster home right away.

I don't get up on the furniture much (okay, well, after my foster mom goes to bed, I get on the couch to sleep and she doesn't mind) but I'm really well behaved. I love people and I'm learning to be around other dogs now too, but still a little unsure. I mean, after all, I don't know my own strength yet. I've got only three legs and one of those is on the mend, so until I am more sure of myself, I'm friendly but, well, you understand.

It's very important that you know this: I AM A LOVER. I will love you forever and ever. I will kiss you and wag my tail and let you rub my belly as much as you want, because I love to be loved. So if you're looking for the love of your life, look no further than this amazing face of mine. Everything you want is all wrapped up in ME: one neat, handsome package.

I have some physical therapy I have to complete once this leg gets clearance from the Head Doc, but we're hoping I'll be ready for my Forever Home by mid June. Until then you can dream about me and I will work hard to be the bestest dog you ever loved. Hope to see you soon. If you haven't already don't forget to fill out an adoption application!

Update 5/21/17

Hi there...Gunner here again...just checking in!

I went to the nice vet man and he x-rayed my leg and says I am getting better and stronger each day. My leg is healing beautifully and on schedule. The cartilage is regenerating around the plates in my front leg. No doubt this is due to the great care and good nutrition I am getting from my foster mom.

I still have some down time to get better, but the vet says I am going to be the best dog he ever met when I'm stronger! Did you read that? The BEST dog!!

I'm learning what those yellow balls are for and if played with gently, I can catch one. I think when I'm better I would like to catch that yellow ball a lot.

I have enjoyed a couple of hours at doggy day care and took my first short swim with a life jacket. All of these things are new to me as a tripod but I am handling everything like a champ.

When I go for walks. I love seeing the birdies and the duckies and the bunnies, so hopefully you will have a back yard because if it's not too hot, I really do like being outside.

I'm learning to maneuver the stairs and doing a good job (of course!) and my foster mom says my tail is like a propeller when I get super excited...it goes around and around and around not back and forth like other dogs. Yes, I'm pretty special.

If you're interested, please let my case manager know. I'll be ready before you know it and I promise...you won't be disappointed.

Love,
Gunner

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

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

Posted: 4/12/17

MACY
Jacksonville, FL

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ESRA#:2017-84AL
Status: Available
  
Age:7 years
Gender:Female
Color:Liver & White
Weight:38 lbs
Variety:Field
Little Macy is an adorable liver and white Springer girl who is enjoying living inside for the first time in her life. She is one sweet, loving, Velcro Springer and her foster mom says she has a tail like a little bunny rabbit. Macy is a cutie!

She came into rescue heartworm positive but has completed her treatment and is ready for adoption.

Since she began her new life, Macy has gone camping in her foster parent’s RV, learned to walk well on the leash and mastered housetraining perfectly. Macy would prefer to be an only dog and a home without cats would probably be best. She is a typical Springer that loves to prance around the house with a toy or even a water bottle in her mouth. She has also discovered bully sticks!

Macy is still shy with new situations and very submissive. She definitely does not like thunderstorms but relaxes once her foster parents pet and comfort her. She adores attention and tummy rubs and adores being with her people. She sleeps quietly in her dog bed but would get on the people bed if that other pesky dog would allow it!

Macy would love a home of her own, a home where she would have her own yard to run and play, knowing she can come inside for a cuddle when she is ready.

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

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

Posted: 5/06/17

RUSTY
Gainesville, FL

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ESRA#:2017-90FL
Status: Available
  
Age:7 years
Gender:Male
Color:Liver & White
Weight:50 lbs
Variety:Field
Rusty is a handsome seven-year-old Springer with the energy of a much younger dog. He is liver and white with lots of ticking (freckles) and huge soft brown eyes.

He loves to go for car rides, although initially he is a bit nervous. He calms down and enjoys himself once the trip is underway. Rusty loves toys and playing fetch. When asked, he will fetch the newspaper, mail and even the remote. Rusty enjoys his walks, but his new owner will need to purchase a harness since he pulls like a train on the leash. Some training would also be helpful.

Rusty also loves water and water from the sink! Every time his foster mom runs the bath water, Rusty stands next to the tub acting like he wants to jump in. When the hose is running he puts his whole adorable Springer face into the water while he drinks. He is a very funny boy!

After initial introductions, he is adjusting to the dogs in his foster home. He’s also a Velcro Springer and follows his foster family all over the house. Rusty sleeps in his dog bed at night (although he would certainly enjoy sleeping on the bed.

Looking for a happy Springer who will keep you entertained? A buddy that looks at you adoringly and loves to be with you? If so, Rusty the boy for you!

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

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

Posted: 3/31/17

TRIPP
Port St. Lucie, FL

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ESRA#:2016-388FL
Status: Available
  
Age:3 years
Gender:Male
Color:Liver & White
Weight:35 lbs
Variety:Field
Little Tripp is one lucky Springer and we are just as lucky to have him. Tripp was called Shaggy in the shelter and he was a terrible mess when he was picked up as a stray. Thanks to our awesome volunteers, ESRA was able to spring him out of the shelter on what would have been his last day. He’s all cleaned up now and he is adorable! He just can’t stop wagging his beautiful, long tail.

After his initial introduction, Tripp was fine with other dogs. He is selective about his doggie friends, so being the king of his new castle would be fine with Tripp. He has loved every human he has met including children over the age of 13 and he especially loves the ladies!

No lizards will be safe with Tripp around. Hunting lizards is his favorite pastime...well, maybe his second favorite pastime. His very favorite way to spend his time is on your lap or looking at you adoringly. He is what we call a Velcro dog!

Tripp’s adopter will need to have a fenced yard since he is a curious boy and will dash out when he has the opportunity. Tripp needs to learn basic commands. He needs an adopter who will take him to a training class or work with an experienced trainer. For his own safety, he needs to learn “Come” and a class would provide some structure and socialization with other dogs.

He’s a wonderful boy who is still a puppy at age 3 and his adopter will be entertained and loved forever.

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

Contact: Foster Home, Charlene Brannon charlenebrannon@yahoo.com .

Posted: 9/09/16

TANNER
Clearwater, FL

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ESRA#:2016-515AL
Status: Available
  
Age:10 years
Gender:Male
Color:L&W Tricolor
Weight:35 lbs
Variety:Mix
Tanner is a jewel of a dog and for the life of us, we can't figure out why he hasn't been adopted!

He is the perfect size for an apartment, condo or small home. Tanner is housetrained, uses a doggy door, is crate trained and good with other dogs and cats. He can be trusted alone in the house and has an adorable personality. His coat requires minimal grooming. He would be a great choice for a moderately active retired person or a senior citizen.

Tanner's foster family has been diligently working with him on building his confidence and it shows! He has blossomed in his foster home and loves playing with toys.

Tanner is healthy, happy and patiently waiting for his Forever Family to take him home.

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

TASHA
Tampa, FL

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ESRA#:2016-518AL
Status: Available
  
Age:11 years
Gender:Female
Color:Black & White
Weight:30 lbs
Variety:Mix
Tasha is a pretty, liver and white female and is always ready for a hug.
She is spayed, up to date on all her vaccinations and heartworm negative. That’s what we like to see!

Per her foster Dad, Tasha is a sweetheart. She can be a bit shy at first but quickly gets over that when she realizes love and affection are being offered by her human.

Did we mention that Tasha adores hugs? She also gives them. Tasha will get up on her hind legs, put her paws on your shoulders and hug you right back! She is a Velcro dog, always wanting to be with her people and is eager to sit on your lap. She loves the other dogs in her foster home but likes to be front and center when affection is being offered.

Tasha has a little gray on her face but don’t let that fool you! Unlike human ladies, she does not have access to a hair stylist.

Tasha is a lovely Springer patiently waiting for her Forever Home. How about you? A lifetime of Springer hugs and kisses await her new family.

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

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

Posted: 2/14/17

TILLY
Dunnellon, FL

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ESRA#:2016-510AL
Status: Available
  
Age:10 years
Gender:Female
Color:Black & White
Weight:24 lbs
Variety:Mix
Introducing Tilly!

Tilly came to ESRA from Alabama as part of the Florence 10. From a filthy and stinky hoarder's girl (8-10 years old), a very sweet, pretty and loving little (24-pound) girl has emerged. Any affection bestowed upon her is returned enthusiastically.

Though blinded by cataracts, Tilly has easily learned her way around the house and the 1.3-acre wooded yard. She wanders the entire (fenced) property by herself and climbs the front porch stairs when ready to come in. Tilly loves rolling in the sandy soil and taking naps in the sun on the front porch.

Inside the house, Tilly usually naps under the coffee table, an opened recliner or tucked into a small corner. A bright little girl, she quickly adapted to the household routine and housetraining.

Tilly happily sleeps in her crate at night and takes her meals there. She is also good on a leash. Tilly doesn't play a lot with toys but enjoys chewing on rawhide and fresh bones. She is friendly with other dogs but keeps mostly to herself.

Though small, Tilly believes she is a fierce guard dog, making a fuss over visitors and any motorcycles or large vehicles going down the road in front of her foster home.

Tilly is looking for a Forever Home where she can be the princess she was always destined to be!

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

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

Posted: 1/12/17

ABBY
Tampa, FL

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ESRA#:2016-584NC
Status: Available
  
Age:8 years
Gender:Female
Color:Liver & White
Weight:55 lbs
Variety:Bench
Abby is an adorable, lovely, 8-year-old girl with energy to spare! Abby sports a beautiful long tail and has lots of freckles on her legs and muzzle. You can see in her photos that she knows how to sit up – she doesn’t only do this for treats, but also when she wants attention from her foster mom.

Her foster mom describes her as sweet, well mannered and loving. She is smart as a whip and learned to use the doggie door right away. Abby also likes to ride in the car and is very well behaved at the vet.

Abby is an Alpha female. She does not get along with other dogs, especially small dogs. Cats would be out of the question for this prey-driven girl. However, Abby will do great as the only dog in her Forever Home. She adores people and is a wonderful, affectionate, companion.

She is very excited about having a new family. She would love to be the queen in your castle and live with you like royalty forever!

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

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

Posted: 1/19/17

GIBBS
Clearwater, FL

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ESRA#:2015-723FL
Status: Available
  
Age:7 years
Gender:Male
Color:Black & White
Weight:44 lbs
Variety:Bench
When we pulled this little guy from a shelter in Florida, he was raring to go! He couldn't jump into the car fast enough! Even though we found him in pretty rough physical condition, he was really happy to be rescued and wasted no time overwhelming his rescuer with sweetly given kisses!

He is proving to have some basic skills down pat. He sits politely for treats and takes them very gently. He offers his paw for a shake and continues to give kisses to show his appreciation for everything. He has a bit of separation anxiety and finds resting in his crate to be the most comforting to him if he can't follow his foster mom wherever she goes. He does well with the three resident dogs in his foster home and learned quickly that the dog door allows him to go outside when he needs to. He has been great with a visiting toddler. He's a terrific Springer and will make an amazing addition one day to a Forever Family.

One thing will delay his choosing that Forever Home — click on the Special Needs heart icon at the top of this listing to read what he is currently working to overcome. When he is in top-notch physical condition, he will look forward to meeting interested adopters!

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

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

Posted: 2/15/16

BARKLEY
St. Petersburg, FL

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ESRA#:2015-336FL
Status: Available
  
Age:13 years
Gender:Male
Color:Liver & White
Weight:45 lbs
Variety:Field

THINKING ABOUT BRINGING A SENIOR SPRINGER INTO YOUR FAMILY? Read why rescuing Senior Springers is a top priority for ESRA.
Sometimes in the world of animal rescue, Springers come to us in less than ordinary ways. Barkley is one of those Springers. He was found wandering the streets by a Police Officer who very kindly brought Barkley back to the station. His owner was located but did not want him back. The Officer called ESRA and now this sweet, handsome senior boy is in our care.

His foster mom says he is a perfect gentleman. Barkley has wonderful household manners, is housetrained and is very comfortable with all the other dogs in the home. However he loves his people most and is content to lie by your feet. He is starting to play with toys and seems to delight in carrying a little stuffed baby around the house.

Seniors are very special Springers. They forget their past and focus on their adoptive families' love and caring. When you adopt a senior like Barkley be prepared for all the love, devotion and companionship you will ever know.

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

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

Posted: 6/09/15

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FANCY
Atlanta, GA

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ESRA#:2017-172GA
Status: Available
  
Age:8 weeks
Gender:Female
Color:Black & White
Weight:9 lbs
Variety:Mix
Just a few weeks ago, mother dog Laurel and her eight puppies were living on their own in barn. Thankfully this dedicated mom and her litter – approximately five weeks old at the time – were found and turned over to ESRA. Laurel is a purebred English Springer Spaniel and we suspect that the daddy is a traveling man and possibly a Beagle.

What a fun litter!! They are all sweet, friendly and eager to be petted. They love their outside play area and especially their slide. Of course, in any litter, there are different personalities. Some are quiet and gentle and want to cuddle and others are active and eager to get into the next game. We temperament tested them and all are pretty stable. Each afternoon, while they nap, we play a CD with various noises and sounds in order to acclimate them to everyday “out in the world” sounds. The idea is to help mold them into confident, trainable adult dogs.

Laurel and three of the puppies (Kirk, Paul and John) already have Forever Families waiting for them. But two little girls and three additional little boys are still available.

Fancy is a live wire. She is up for any game. Fancy would be a wonderful dog for an active family. She is one of the pups that showed some interest in retrieving.

The puppies weigh somewhere between 8 and 10 pounds and growing, with chubby, full little bellies. They have had their first round of puppy shots. Because they are so young, each puppy will be placed on a spay/neuter contract. This means that in addition to the regular adoption fee, a monetary deposit will be required, and it will be refundable when proof of spay/neuter is supplied to ESRA.

Due to these puppies’ ages, all adopters must come to the Atlanta area to retrieve their puppy. Puppies under six months of age will not be allowed to fly in the cargo area of a commercial aircraft. They will be allowed to travel in the main cabin area under the front of the seat of their adopter following FAA and airline regulations.

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

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

Posted: 5/24/17

SPARKLE
Atlanta, GA

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ESRA#:2017-170GA
Status: Available
  
Age:8 weeks
Gender:Female
Color:B&W Tricolor
Weight:9 lbs
Variety:Mix
Just a few weeks ago, mother dog Laurel and her eight puppies were living on their own in barn. Thankfully this dedicated mom and her litter – approximately five weeks old at the time – were found and turned over to ESRA. Laurel is a purebred English Springer Spaniel and we suspect that the daddy is a traveling man and possibly a Beagle.

What a fun litter!! They are all sweet, friendly and eager to be petted. They love their outside play area and especially their slide. Of course, in any litter, there are different personalities. Some are quiet and gentle and want to cuddle and others are active and eager to get into the next game.

We temperament tested them and all are pretty stable. Each afternoon, while they nap, we play a CD with various noises and sounds in order to acclimate them to everyday “out in the world” sounds. The idea is to help mold them into confident, trainable adult dogs.

Laurel and three of the puppies (Kirk, Paul and John) already have Forever Families waiting for them. But two little girls and three additional little boys are still available.

Sparkle is a sweet cuddle bug. She is very loving and gentle and would do best in a quiet family or with an older owner.

The puppies weigh somewhere between 8 and 10 pounds and growing, with chubby, full little bellies. They have had their first round of puppy shots. Because they are so young, each puppy will be placed on a spay/neuter contract. This means that in addition to the regular adoption fee, a monetary deposit will be required, and it will be refundable when proof of spay/neuter is supplied to ESRA.

Due to these puppies’ ages, all adopters must come to the Atlanta area to retrieve their puppy. Puppies under six months of age will not be allowed to fly in the cargo area of a commercial aircraft. They will be allowed to travel in the main cabin area under the front of the seat of their adopter following FAA and airline regulations.

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

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

Posted: 5/24/17

SCOTTY
Atlanta, GA

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ESRA#:2017-169GA
Status: Available
  
Age:8 weeks
Gender:Male
Color:Black & White
Weight:10 lbs
Variety:Mix
Just a few weeks ago, mother dog Laurel and her eight puppies were living on their own in barn. Thankfully this dedicated mom and her litter – approximately five weeks old at the time – were found and turned over to ESRA. Laurel is a purebred English Springer Spaniel and we suspect that the daddy is a traveling man and possibly a Beagle.

What a fun litter!! They are all sweet, friendly and eager to be petted. They love their outside play area and especially their slide. Of course, in any litter, there are different personalities. Some are quiet and gentle and want to cuddle and others are active and eager to get into the next game. We temperament tested them and all are pretty stable. Each afternoon, while they nap, we play a CD with various noises and sounds in order to acclimate them to everyday “out in the world” sounds. The idea is to help mold them into confident, trainable adult dogs.

Laurel and three of the puppies (Kirk, Paul and John) already have Forever Families waiting for them. But two little girls and three additional little boys are still available.

Scotty is a good, steady boy and a very trainable, stable puppy. He is curious and interested in new things.

The puppies weigh somewhere between 8 and 10 pounds and growing, with chubby, full little bellies. They have had their first round of puppy shots. Because they are so young, each puppy will be placed on a spay/neuter contract. This means that in addition to the regular adoption fee, a monetary deposit will be required, and it will be refundable when proof of spay/neuter is supplied to ESRA.

Due to these puppies’ ages, all adopters must come to the Atlanta area to retrieve their puppy. Puppies under six months of age will not be allowed to fly in the cargo area of a commercial aircraft. They will be allowed to travel in the main cabin area under the front of the seat of their adopter following FAA and airline regulations.

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

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

Posted: 5/24/17

GEORGE
Atlanta, GA

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ESRA#:2017-168GA
Status: Available
  
Age:8 weeks
Gender:Male
Color:B&W Tricolor
Weight:10 lbs
Variety:Mix
Just a few weeks ago, mother dog Laurel and her eight puppies were living on their own in barn. Thankfully this dedicated mom and her litter – approximately five weeks old at the time – were found and turned over to ESRA. Laurel is a purebred English Springer Spaniel and we suspect that the daddy is a traveling man and possibly a Beagle.

What a fun litter!! They are all sweet, friendly and eager to be petted. They love their outside play area and especially their slide. Of course, in any litter, there are different personalities. Some are quiet and gentle and want to cuddle and others are active and eager to get into the next game. We temperament tested them and all are pretty stable. Each afternoon, while they nap, we play a CD with various noises and sounds in order to acclimate them to everyday “out in the world” sounds. The idea is to help mold them into confident, trainable adult dogs.

Laurel and three of the puppies (Kirk, Paul and John) already have Forever Families waiting for them. But two little girls and three additional little boys are still available.

George loves people and petting and will follow you but also has a bit of an independent nature. He will respond very well to a positive training program and will do best with structure.

The puppies weigh somewhere between 8 and 10 pounds and growing, with chubby, full little bellies. They have had their first round of puppy shots. Because they are so young, each puppy will be placed on a spay/neuter contract. This means that in addition to the regular adoption fee, a monetary deposit will be required, and it will be refundable when proof of spay/neuter is supplied to ESRA.

Due to these puppies’ ages, all adopters must come to the Atlanta area to retrieve their puppy. Puppies under six months of age will not be allowed to fly in the cargo area of a commercial aircraft. They will be allowed to travel in the main cabin area under the front of the seat of their adopter following FAA and airline regulations.

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

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

Posted: 5/24/17

RINGO
Atlanta, GA

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ESRA#:2017-167GA
Status: Available
  
Age:8 weeks
Gender:Male
Color:B&W Tricolor
Weight:10 lbs
Variety:Mix
Just a few weeks ago, mother dog Laurel and her eight puppies were living on their own in barn. Thankfully this dedicated mom and her litter – approximately five weeks old at the time – were found and turned over to ESRA. Laurel is a purebred English Springer Spaniel and we suspect that the daddy is a traveling man and possibly a Beagle.

What a fun litter!! They are all sweet, friendly and eager to be petted. They love their outside play area and especially their slide. Of course, in any litter, there are different personalities. Some are quiet and gentle and want to cuddle and others are active and eager to get into the next game. We temperament tested them and all are pretty stable. Each afternoon, while they nap, we play a CD with various noises and sounds in order to acclimate them to everyday “out in the world” sounds. The idea is to help mold them into confident, trainable adult dogs.

Laurel and three of the puppies (Kirk, Paul and John) already have Forever Families waiting for them. But two little girls and three additional little boys are still available.

Ringo is an outgoing, very confident puppy. He will enjoy active games such as agility or lure coursing with an active family.

The puppies weigh somewhere between 8 and 10 pounds and growing, with chubby, full little bellies. They have had their first round of puppy shots. Because they are so young, each puppy will be placed on a spay/neuter contract. This means that in addition to the regular adoption fee, a monetary deposit will be required, and it will be refundable when proof of spay/neuter is supplied to ESRA.

Due to these puppies’ ages, all adopters must come to the Atlanta area to retrieve their puppy. Puppies under six months of age will not be allowed to fly in the cargo area of a commercial aircraft. They will be allowed to travel in the main cabin area under the front of the seat of their adopter following FAA and airline regulations.

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

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

Posted: 5/24/17

CHASE
Atlanta, GA

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ESRA#:2017-135GA
Status: Available
  
Age:6 years
Gender:Male
Color:Black & White
Weight:38 lbs
Variety:Field
Looking for an easygoing Springer at that perfect stage in life – well beyond puppy chewing and mischief but still ready for adventure? Chase might just be your man! Six-year-old Chase is generally calm and well-behaved with a medium energy level. He enjoys his walks immensely and walks nicely, except when squirrels make themselves known. He goes right into hunter mode, nearly achieving a perfect point while his nubby tail goes straight up on alert and quivers with excitement. He’d like to give chase but usually loses track of the squirrels when they scurry up a tree.

Inside, he chills nicely, happy to hang out right next to any available human, preferably on the sofa. Chase loves everyone he meets and makes friends easily. Did we mention that he is a great cuddler? He is also willing to serve as sous chef and chief dishwasher. His favorite toy is a squeaky tennis ball and he will leap high in the air to catch it. Stuffed animals will not survive long – they must be ripped apart!

Chase is completely housetrained and trustworthy left home alone for a couple hours at a time. He would definitely prefer an adopter who works from home or is retired. He sits nicely on command and generally comes when called, though his recall would not be reliable outside and offleash. He never comes late for dinner! He came into rescue healthy but underweight, making his blocky head look a couple sizes too big for his body. He is working to gain a few more pounds. He has tons of cute black and white ticking (freckles) on his chest and all four paws. When his Springer feathers regrow and he fills out a bit more, he will be a handsome field Springer!

Chase would like to be the only dog in his Forever Home, soaking up all the human attention. Out and about, he wants to greet other dogs. He has been known to sniff a little too intently and invade their personal space, even barking in their faces as an invitation to play. He will happily bounce around with willing playmates but comes on a little too strong for some dogs. He ignores the office cat at the vet clinic but would like to chase outdoor cats.

His only other requirements are plenty of love and attention, regular meals, a comfy dog bed (or space in the human bed) and walks around the neighborhood. While a fenced yard would be a plus, Chase would also do fine in a condo or townhouse. He is not a Springer who needs to run and burn off excess energy.

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

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

Posted: 5/18/17

TOBY
Atlanta, GA

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ESRA#:2017-118GA
Status: Available
  
Age:12 months
Gender:Male
Color:Black & White
Weight:25 lbs
Variety:Field
Introducing Toby, a fun-loving one-year-old boy who is still has a lot of puppy in him. Toby is a big fan of tennis balls, playtime and cuddling with his foster family. He is convinced he is a lap dog, and his small size means he fits nicely in any available lap. When no playmates are available, he can entertain himself for hours on end with his ball or any other round object. He has even tried rocks from the garden, barking at them in protest when they don't roll or bounce.

Toby is outgoing and energetic and would do best with an active family. He loves to go running at the park and to play, play and then play some more in the house and yard. He is happy to share the love with any interested playmates -- adults, kids and other dogs. Because he does not yet know to come when called, a home with a fenced yard is needed.

He is also a smart, trainable fellow. In fact, we highly recommend that his Forever Family attend training classes with Toby. There’s no doubt he will be a fast learner and a star student. With just a little training and patience, he’ll soon learn his commands and be the perfect companion for a lucky adopter.

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

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

Posted: 5/14/17

AIDEN
Atlanta, GA

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ESRA#:2016-412LA
Status: Available
  
Age:4 years
Gender:Male
Color:Liver & White
Weight:43 lbs
Variety:Mix
Introducing Aiden, a sweet, friendly boy rescued earlier this year from a Louisiana shelter. When Aiden first arrived in ESRA care, he was underweight and itchy and his coat was in very poor condition. So his first stop was at a rescue veterinarian’s office, where they quickly got rid of his fleas and treated his skin infection, making this boy feel so much more comfortable.

Aiden has the absolute sweetest personality. His foster mom doesn’t like to pick favorites, but he just might win the title! He is extremely gentle with people and does well with children. He is so loving and seeks acceptance and affection from everyone he meets. He is friendly with other dogs and overall well-mannered. He is housetrained, knows how to use a doggie door, and knows a variety of commands including "Sit," "Down," "Shake," "Circle," and "Roll Over." Aiden rides well in the car and is cooperative at the vet and for bathing and grooming. He enjoys his “place” (bed or other designated spot), and happily goes there when told. He has a moderate energy level and prefers to spend time indoors. He walks well on leash but prefers to keep his walks short.

Aiden’s allergies are still a work in progress. His skin and coat have mostly recovered and fur is growing back on some formerly bare spots. He has undergone a round of allergy testing, which has given us some direction for preventing future allergy flare-ups. Recommendations for his Forever Family would include minimizing time spent on certain varieties of grass, feeding a special diet and providing polyester bedding (most dog beds are polyester). He is beginning allergy shots which should further desensitize him to his allergens.

Aiden is hoping his new parents like to hang out in the air conditioning and watch some movies on Netflix. He is also quite willing to help with cooking in the kitchen or keep them company during computer time.

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

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

Posted: 3/24/17

SHELBY
Atlanta, GA

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ESRA#:2016-436GA
Status: Available
  
Age:4 years
Gender:Female
Color:Liver & White
Weight:50 lbs
Variety:Mix
Update 2/24/17: Shelby is now heartworm free and is so happy to be out and about and more active. She is enjoying lots of walks and runs and has become much more confident, happily greeting everyone she meets on her walks, including men, women, babies and young children. 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. Fast movements and loud noises still bother me, and I’m careful with new people to make sure they are going to be kind. 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 LOVE having a cozy doggie bed for napping but I think my foster sister might have the better bed. Whenever I see her heading that way, I cut her off at the pass and take hers! She lets me call the shots, so we get along just fine.

I haven’t been on too many adventures yet, but I hear that I might get to try jogging and go exploring once I get the all clear from my veterinarian. I am happy to be done with heartworm treatment; ouch, three painful shots! I’m keeping my paws crossed that my new Forever Family will give me one tasty pill per month to keep me heartworm-free. I sure don’t want to go through that treatment again.

Love, Shelby


Shelby’s foster mom says that Shelby is one of the smartest dogs she has met. Shelby is housetrained, sweet, gentle, well-mannered and is quickly learning some basic commands. She is also still quite shy with new situations and does best with calm, gentle direction. She has made great progress but would do best in a calmer home environment.

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

CLANCEY
Atlanta, GA

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ESRA#:2016-341GA
Status: Available
  
Age:6 years
Gender:Male
Color:Liver & White
Weight:43 lbs
Variety:Field
Hello! My name is Clancey, but my foster mom has several other names for me like “Pretty Boy” and “Snuggle Bug.” Truthfully, I answer to anything my foster mom calls me since she’s usually calling me for a good reason!

I don’t remember much about my previous history, which is probably a good thing. I’m told I was found by a very kind lady in South Georgia who was on her way home from church. Something told her to turn around when she saw me lying on the side of the road. Boy, am I forever grateful she drove back and picked me up! I spent about a week with her until I was transferred to ESRA. I spent the next few weeks getting checked out by the vet until a foster home could be found for me.

My life is now like a dream come true! I must have been in some type of accident because I have permanent damage to my front, right elbow and my front, left wrist. I’m still able to walk and run though, just not as well as other dogs. I hold my front, right leg up when it’s too sore to put weight on it and I lick my elbow pretty regularly to help with the pain.

Speaking of pain, I sure am glad my foster mom gives me these little white tablets with my breakfast and dinner and now I’m not in nearly as much pain as I used to be. I also go to hydrotherapy sessions to help strengthen my back legs. I love the lady who stands in the water tank with me and lets me lick peanut butter off a spoon. All I have to do is just keep walking towards the spoon, and I can get as much peanut butter as I want!

Although I may not be able be able to run as fast as my foster Springer brother, I’m just as handsome. My favorite thing to do is snuggle with my foster mom on the sofa while she reads or watches TV. If I don’t have one of my toys nearby, I try to nibble on her clothes, but she says I can only chew on my toys. My favorite is a pink bunny. When my foster mom is not around to snuggle with, I curl up with my foster dad or my foster siblings.

I also love to go for a ride in the car, especially if I can sit in my foster mom’s lap. For some reason, I can only do that if someone else is driving. I don’t know why! As previously mentioned, I’m a really good boy, and I love everyone! Won’t you consider adopting me today? I may have a few challenges ahead of me, but with your love, I know we can conquer them together.

Love, Clancey

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

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

Posted: 2/12/17

BUDDY
Atlanta, GA

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ESRA#:2016-80LA
Status: Available
  
Age:5 years
Gender:Male
Color:Black & White
Weight:62 lbs
Variety:Field
Meet Buddy, a handsome young man in search of a new best friend. Buddy’s original family took him in as a puppy, thinking that Buddy and their children would grow up together. But then they kept Buddy outside and added a small dog to their family, giving the other dog indoor privileges. As could be predicted, Buddy became the odd man out, and then his family turned him over to rescue.

Buddy is somewhat of a blank slate, since he never got to enjoy the perks of indoor life. He is looking for a patient Forever Family, willing to do some training and help him transition to full-time family member and inside dog.


He is an active, playful guy and a big boy with tons of adorable ticking, weighing a little more than 60 pounds. Buddy likes human attention and plays nicely with female dogs. He is untested with cats. He is eager to learn all about air conditioning, comfy dog beds and, most importantly, spending most of his time with his human family members.

He is finally getting regular veterinary care and grooming, has completed his heartworm treatment, and is now neutered and healthy. Won’t you consider adopting your new best friend?

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

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

Posted: 6/10/16

SIMONE
Atlanta, GA

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ESRA#:2016-435GA
Status: Available
  
Age:4 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:5 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

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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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LUCKY
Baton Rouge, LA

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ESRA#:2016-551AR
Status: Available
  
Age:5 years
Gender:Male
Color:Liver & White
Weight:50 lbs
Variety:Bench
Lucky came into the care of ESRA in November of 2016 from a shelter in Arkansas. He has some medical needs, so his ideal foster home ended up being in Baton Rouge, LA. Aptly named, Lucky found ESRA just in time!

In spite of a severely dislocated elbow on his left front leg, stoic Lucky is a pretty high-energy fellow. He's quite social with other dogs and has shown absolutely NO aggression. He appears to be a leader dog and has taken charge of his foster brothers and sisters since the previous leader in his current pack moved on. He's very much a typical young Springer boy and is sweet and gentle.

Lucky is a happy boy and a Velcro Springer who loves human companionship. He will greet you with a lick! He is also VERY visual and loves chasing a light of any kind, whether it be a flashlight or sun reflecting on a door. He’s just an all-around fantastic dog who will make someone a great companion once his orthopedic issues are addressed. He’d do well with other dogs too!

Lucky’s medical needs have earned him status as one of ESRA’s “Special Needs” dogs. You can read more about his journey by clicking on the Special Needs Icon at the top of this screen. It is our hope to repair his badly damaged limb to enable him to live an active, pain-free life. Once we have accomplished that goal, Lucky will be looking for a special family to call his very own.

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

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

Posted: 4/17/17


BEAUX
Baton Rouge, LA

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ESRA#:2017-58LA
Status: Deceased
Date:2017-05-22
  
Age:11 years
Gender:Male
Color:Black & White
Weight:58 lbs
Variety:Bench
5/22/17: We are sad to report that Beaux passed away in foster care. He was loved and will be missed by his foster dad.


Beaux is a sweet and loving older gentleman in search of a retirement home where he can soak up plenty of human attention. He appears to have been ignored and neglected before coming into rescue, and is ever so grateful for kindness and petting.

He is gentle, laid back and eager to please. He understands “Sit” and crates nicely upon request, but doesn’t know a lot of other commands. Though he hasn’t had a lot of training, he tries his best to do whatever is asked of him.

His foster dad recently gave him a long-overdue haircut and a couple baths. It appears that this boy went without such basic care for a long time. With inexpensive thyroid medication, good grooming and good-quality food, his skin and coat are much improved.

Beau x is trusting and friendly with everyone he meets and gets along fine with the other dogs in his foster home. He believes in “early to bed, early to rise,” expecting breakfast first thing in the morning, even on weekends. He prefers – and deserves – a cushy indoor lifestyle.

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

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

Posted: 3/19/17

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BANDIT
Jackson, MS

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ESRA#:2017-185AL
Status: Available
  
Age:8 years
Gender:Male
Color:Liver & White
Weight:50 lbs
Variety:Bench
Be warned – handsome Bandit will steal your heart! This distinguished gentleman loves family life and wants nothing more than to spend time with his people. He is a great dog, described as friendly, loyal, well behaved and devoted.

Bandit spent the first seven and a half years with his original family, but they left him behind when they moved. His caretakers kept him outside, which was not okay with this Velcro Springer. When he protested by barking for attention, they turned him over to a local shelter. He was quickly adopted by a loving family, who contacted rescue when the resident cats were not accepting of a new dog.

Bandit gets along well with other dogs but doesn’t understand that cats don’t like to play chase. (He doesn't want to hurt them.) He is very human-oriented and prefers to spend his time right in the same room as his people. He is healthy, neutered and uses a doggie door. Bandit is ready to start the next chapter of his life and share his love with his Forever Family.

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

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

Posted: 5/20/17

CYRUS
Jackson, MS

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ESRA#:2016-433GA
Status: Available
  
Age:4 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

HUMPHREY
Jackson, MS

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ESRA#:2015-418MS
Status: Available
  
Age:6 years
Gender:Male
Color:Liver & White
Weight:45 lbs
Variety:Bench
Handsome Humphrey has been in foster care for a while, getting healthy after suffering the effects of neglect. We are happy to report that he is now feeling great, heartworm-free and ready to find his very own Forever Family.

Humphrey is a sweet and trusting guy who adores people and attention. He is housetrained, crate trained and well-behaved in general. He also loves riding in the car and would make a great copilot for running errands, going to the park or even taking a roadtrip.

Because he is particular about his canine friends, Humphrey will need a meet-and-greet session with potential canine brothers or sisters. He would do well as an only dog.

Humphrey does have a chronic condition and will require prescription dog food, fresh water and a doggie door for easy access to the outdoors. His activity level is moderate and he does not require a large yard, just room enough to stretch his legs.

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

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

Posted: 3/22/16


HOGAN
Jackson, MS

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ESRA#:2017-36AL
Status: Adoption Pending
  
Age:2 years
Gender:Male
Color:Black & White
Weight:50 lbs
Variety:Bench
Introducing Hogan, a sweet, friendly two-year-old in search of a fresh start and a Forever Family. While we don’t know much about Hogan’s previous life, all of his rescue caregivers agree that he is nice, well-socialized boy and very people-oriented. In fact, he recently visited a kindergarten classroom and enjoyed a roomful of little ones. He even shared the back seat nicely with two puppies and a cat (in a carrier) on the ride to the school!

This nice boy has finished up his heartworm treatment and on limited activity right now, but soon he could be zipping around your house and yard. He would make an amazing family dog, with a striking full tail that would never stop wagging! Won’t you consider adding Hogan to your family?

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

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

Posted: 4/18/17

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BEAU
Durham, NC

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ESRA#:2017-123NC
Status: Available
  
Age:6 years
Gender:Male
Color:Liver & White
Weight:43 lbs
Variety:Bench
Handsome Beau acts younger than his age of 6 - 7 and is looking for an active home to keep his mind and body exercised. He’s a smart boy and would love to show you that he knows "Sit," "Wait/Stay," "Heel," "Roll Over" and "Shake." Beau thrives with a calm leader of the pack so he knows what is expected. He learned the doggy door at his foster home in an hour and loves to go in and out. Sometimes he is so happy and excited for walks that he can’t contain himself and he may jump. Due to this, he would not do well in a home with small children.

He’s quite well-behaved in the house and has not been crate trained. He loves to sleep on his dog and has no desire to get up on the bed. He will come up on an ottoman while you sit in the chair. He is curious about all those good smells on kitchen counters, but has not yet surfed to see what’s up there. You’d best stay a few paws ahead of him on that!

This boy has a lot of energy! He is eager for his two to three daily walks or runs. He also needs plenty of ball-fetching time daily in a safe fenced yard. To Beau, balls are the best toy. Give him a ball any day as fluffy toys are just meant to be unstuffed.

Beau gets along fine with female dogs, but not big male dogs. He has a high prey drive and does not do well with cats. He came to us with an ear infection so his new home should be able keep his ears clean and groomed well, as all Springer owners need to do. That has cleared and he’s in great health.

Beau is a lover not a barker. He’s a whole-butt-wiggler and loves rear end scratches. He may be six (or seven) but still acts like a three year old. He has the energy to keep up with you all day long, and then lay at your feet while you are working at home.

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 foster home.

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

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

Posted: 5/05/17

BARLEY
Elizabeth City, NC

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ESRA#:2013-922NC
Status: Available
  
Age:7 years
Gender:Male
Color:Liver & White
Weight:60 lbs
Variety:Mix
Barley heard what great Forever Homes ESRA finds for Springers, so he put on his best "Springer Pretender" hat so we could help find one for him! He's been thinking for quite a while how to describe his perfect home — here's what he wants you to know:

He just loves treats and riding in car, but would rather not be groomed.

He is not much for toys, but he just loves snow! He could run and burrow and play in it all day. (No one has told him that it doesn't snow much down here in the Southeast.)

He would love to be the only dog in the family — and certainly doesn't want to live with a cat!

He prefers a quiet, mellow environment without the hustle and bustle of kids and their activities.

He's amusing and enjoys the companionship of his people, but he is not a "velcro dog."

Does he appear to be the right dog for you? If this sounds like what you can offer Barley, he hopes you will consider him!

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

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

Posted: 10/27/14

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MONA
Columbia, SC

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ESRA#:2017-183SC
Status: Available
  
Age:15 months
Gender:Female
Color:B&W Tricolor
Weight:35 lbs
Variety:Bench
Mona is a 1- to 1.5-year-old girl. She weighs 35 pounds, is spayed, on heartworm preventative and very healthy. She is housetrained, crate trained and her foster mom is working with her on basic commands of “Sit” and “Come.” In just a short time, she is doing great with these!

Typical of young English Springer Spaniels, Mona is an active girl who would thrive best with a fenced yard. She doesn’t just wag her beautiful full tail – she wags her entire body! She loves to carry around a toy or Nylabone in her mouth. She just carries them and does not destroy them.

Mona would greatly benefit from a basic obedience class to help bond with her new owner. She loves to learn and is eager to please. She gets along great with her canine and feline foster siblings. She likes people of all ages and sizes.

Mona is looking forward to her new home. Are you that home?

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 foster home.

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

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

Posted: 5/17/17

FINN
Mount Pleasant, SC

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ESRA#:2017-151SC
Status: Available
  
Age:6 years
Gender:Male
Color:Liver & White
Weight:60 lbs
Variety:Bench
Finn is an active boy who has learned to appreciate the finer life of being indoors after spending much of his time left alone and outside. He comes to foster care very healthy, happy, eager to please, obedient, and sweet.

He enjoys outings to the beach where he can run offleash. He is happy to prance and splash in the ocean water! Finn knows how to embrace a tennis ball. At times, it can be said that he gets a little obsessed with his ball. But when the ball is removed, he settles down nicely without any concern. Since Finn didn’t experience the inside much in his previous life, he finds the countertops fascinating. Finn is learning not to countersurf; however, sometimes he just has to look!

Finn sleeps all night on a comfy dog bed. He knows how to use a doggy door well. However, he will also let you know when he needs to go out. Finn knows "Stay," "Sit," "Down," "Come" and "Off." He rides nicely in the car. He walks nicely on a leash and is eager to walk anytime and anywhere. Cats are not an issue to Finn either. He lives in a foster home with two other resident dogs and gets along very well with them.

Finn loves all people, all ages, and all sizes. He is good with toddlers to older people. He would be best in a home that would play with him and offer a lot of exercise every day. All he wants is a chance to be a part of your family. Won’t you consider Finn?

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 foster home.

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

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

Posted: 5/06/17

RATCHETT
Columbia, SC

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ESRA#:2016-456GA
Status: Available
  
Age:4 years
Gender:Male
Color:Black & White
Weight:39 lbs
Variety:Mix
We are delighted to offer this fun-loving boy for adoption! Ratchett is four years old, neutered and healthy. He was surrendered by college students who had little time for him.

Ratchett made his way to ESRA by psing as a Springer. He may have a tiny bit of Springer in him. As a typical beagle, Ratchett is conveniently-sized, sturdy and athletic! He is completely natural in appearance, with a short, low-maintenance coat.

Ratchett is crate trained, knows "Sit," and will come when called unless his nose is not hot on the trail of a scent. He gets along great with his foster canine and feline sisters and brothers. Ratchett loves to cuddle and sleep under the covers with his foster Mom. He is eager and seeks attention from his human friends. He loves exercise, play, and outdoor activities. He is a good-natured boy with beautiful soulful eyes that will steal your heart.

He would prefer an active home with adults and children of all ages. Consider opening up your home to this wanna-be-Springer, Ratchett, a boy you'll love forever.

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

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

Posted: 12/29/16

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MIA
Murfreesboro, TN

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ESRA#:2017-114TN
Status: Adoption Pending
  
Age:3 years
Gender:Female
Color:Liver & White
Weight:50 lbs
Variety:Bench
Hello everyone! My name is Mia and I simply want to play… and take long walks… and oh yeah, I want to be loved. I came to ESRA after my second owner was unable to spend quality time with me. She said I was too hyper. I kept telling her I was a Springer. She said I was too smart. I kept telling her I was a Springer. She said I demanded too much of her attention… and I kept telling her I was a Springer. However, I am very grateful she realized I was too much dog for her.

Since coming into ESRA, I have been fostered by a loving family that has three Springers of their own. I have done my very best to fit into the pack. I love to play with my foster brother and sisters so I would do well with a family that already has a dog, but I would be just as good if I was the only dog in the house.

I have a great love for tennis balls and will chase them all through the back hard for hours. My foster father says that I am a natural athlete and could easily be selected in the NFL draft. Because of my athletic skills, I can “spring” over the low fence and even though I don’t go very far, you do have to keep an eye on me.

I have also discovered the joy of taking long walks on a leash, which is something I did not do in my former life. Because I am so strong, I tend to pull, but with some work, I am slowly catching on. At night I sleep in my crate because my foster home has other dogs. I cry for a few minutes but eventually I settle down, but I will let you know when it is time to get up in the morning.

My previous owner sent me to a trainer but never worked with me afterwards. With some patience and practice (my foster family has my training manuals with commands), I am easily on the way to being the best Springer ever. So if you have some love, I will love you right back.

Love, Mia

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

Contact: ESRA Case Manager, Rachel Canada esratnky@yahoo.com .

Posted: 4/04/17

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