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Postings: Arribelle   Bama   Clark   Cyrus   Deemer   Finley   Hampton   Sadie   Simone   Tam   Tanner   Tinker  
Seniors for Seniors: Hampton   Tam   Tanner   Tinker  
Adoption Pending: Duke   Zoey  
 

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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Doggie door pro!

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Good with other dogs

ESRA#:2016-516AL
Status: Available
  
Age:13 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: ESRA Case Manager, Amy Replogle amylreplogle@gmail.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.

Springers in Florida        top

HAMPTON
Tampa, FL

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Father Hampton (left), daughter Deemer

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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, Sam Oran tsessions@tampabay.rr.com .

Posted: 9/30/17


DUKE
St. Petersburg, FL

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ESRA#:2017-414FL
Status: Adoption Pending
  
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: Case Manager, Kathie Lima Powell klimapowell@gmail.com .

Posted: 11/08/17


ZOEY
Sarasota, FL

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Healthy and gaining weight

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ESRA#:2017-479FL
Status: Adoption Pending
  
Age:19 months
Gender:Female
Color:Black & White
Weight:38 lbs
Variety:Field
Zoey is very happy to be in her comfy foster home after being rescued from Hurricane Irma. Zoey traveled from Puerto Rico to South Florida and is bilingual in English and Spanish. She definitely needs to learn more commands in either language but has mastered “Sit” and is learning “Stop.” As with all our pups, we ask that Zoey be enrolled in a training class to fine-tune her manners.

Zoey is an active little girl who probably spent way too much time in a after Hurricane Irma. Her Forever Home will need to provide Zoey with plenty of exercise and stimulation.

Her foster Mom says she has never seen a dog that can jump like Zoey. She can run across the room and jump over one of her foster siblings, landing in her foster Mom’s lap! Zoey would be great at agility!

Zoey adores everyone she meets and curling up in her foster Dad’s lap is her favorite pastime. She will play with other dogs once she has been properly introduced. She loves toys, bones, treats and especially her dinner. She is very thin now but a healthy diet in her new home will fix that.

Zoey is a little gem of a pup – and at 18 months she is still very much a pup. She is cute as a button (with some Poodle in her DNA) and will thrive in an active home. If your lap is currently empty and you would like to fill it with an adorable pup, then look no further than Zoey!

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

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

Posted: 12/20/17

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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

Springers in Kentucky        top

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.

Springers in Louisiana        top

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.

Arribelle came into rescue with bladder stones, but they have resolved and she is feeling wonderful. She will need to eat prescription food 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

Springers in Mississippi        top

TINKER
Jackson, MS

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ESRA#:2016-517AL
Status: Available
  
Age:11 years
Gender:Female
Color:Black & White
Weight:32 lbs
Variety:Mix
Tinker had a rough start as one of a group of dogs rescued from a hoarding situation in Florence, AL, more than a year ago. She has blossomed in foster care after receiving some needed veterinary treatment and a whole lot of human kindness. Now this sweet older lady is ready to find her Forever Home.

These days, Tinker is living the good life. She is happy, friendly and energetic and plays nicely with another small dog in her foster home. Despite her age and smaller stature, she will jump over a baby gate to follow her foster mom. As long as she is with her favorite human, she is calm and content and will stay close and nap. Tinker is friendly with other dogs and not interested in the cats she has met at the local vet clinic.

Her number one need in a Forever Home is human companionship. She’s not a dog who needs tons of exercise or a large space to run; a smaller enclosed courtyard or patio area would be just fine with Tinker. She just needs regular potty breaks and, of course, love and attention.

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

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

Posted: 12/10/17

SADIE
Jackson, MS

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ESRA#:2017-4MS
Status: Available
  
Age:8 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 would love to have a new doggie best friend in her Forever Home.

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

Springers in North Carolina        top

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.

Springers in South Carolina        top

PARKER
Columbia, SC

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ESRA#:2017-470SC
Status: Available
  
Age:5 years
Gender:Male
Color:Liver & White
Weight:43 lbs
Variety:Field
Meet handsome Parker. This boy is one of the sweetest, softest souls his foster mom has ever had the pleasure to share heart and home with. Parker literally oozes gentleness from every inch of his beautiful body!

Parker’s original owner turned him over to ESRA when he was suffering from front leg lameness and could no longer hunt. The diagnosis was Lyme Disease and ESRA made sure that Parker got the medication he needed. Multiple x-rays of both of his front legs, his shoulders and spine revealed no evidence of arthritis in his elbows or shoulders. However, Parker does have multiple calcified discs in his neck. It is believed that the "lameness" (which was actually weakness) in his right front leg is a result of the problem in his neck.

The neck problem will mean that Parker will be best suited to a relatively quiet life of retirement going forward. In his foster home, Parker wears a harness instead of a collar to minimize any further aggravation to his neck area. Additionally, we have discovered that Parker had been de-barked in the past. Because of this procedure, his bark sounds like he has laryngitis. On the positive side, this also means he is very quiet when he does bark.

Parker spent the first five years of his life living outdoors. We have promised him that will never happen again and his constant wagging tail tells us he approves of this arrangement! He lives in his foster home with multiple dogs and two cats, and gets along beautifully with everyone he encounters - two-legged or four-legged.

He loves to play with the other dogs, play with toys and loves to snuggle. This sweet boy will literally soak up all the petting he can get. Parker is housetrained, crate trained, and knows some basic commands.

Parker is looking for a Forever Home that will appreciate the softness and sweetness he offers. Who can resist that?

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

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

Posted: 1/11/18

TANNER
Darlington, SC

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ESRA#:2016-515AL
Status: Available
  
Age:11 years
Gender:Male
Color:L&W Tricolor
Weight:35 lbs
Variety:Mix
Hi. I'm Tanner.

They say I'm such an handsome boy. I'm just the right size for almost any place you live. I will fit right in no matter where we are (you and me). Will you let me carry my toys around everywhere and entertain you with silly antics?

I am housetrained and I know how to use a doggy door. I have a little social anxiety with new people, but I really want to be with MY people. Strangers that want to pet me cause me to freeze or hide, but later I am fine if I get to know them. Once I bond, I just want to spend all of my time with you. I prefer women a bit more, but I'm fine with men after some time.

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'd like a quieter home, without lots of activity, and one or two people to live with forever. Hustle and bustle, dog parks, and crowded places with too many new people make me a little stressed.

Things on my Top 10 list include going for rides in the car, going for rides that get me some ice cream, carrying my toys everywhere, playing fetch, and going for walks (but not where strange people are reaching for me. That makes me freeze).

I'm aged to perfection, and I prefer the company of adults to children. I am happy and very healthy. If you are looking for a sweet companion, perfectly mannered, and amusing, that's me! I know you're out there looking for me. Here I am. Please, take a chance on me!

Love,
Tanner

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

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

Posted: 1/01/17

Springers in Tennessee        top

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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