SPRINGERS AVAILABLE IN THE SOUTHEAST
 
WEST MIDWEST NORTHEAST SOUTHEAST CANADA SHELTERS


This page was last updated on 7/23/17

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Postings: Bandit   Barkley   Barley   Clark   Cyrus   Gunner   Henry   Humphrey   Lucky   RueBee   Scooter   Shelby   Simone   Tam   Tanner   Tasha  
Seniors for Seniors: Tam   Tanner   Tasha  
Adoption Pending: Abby   Chico Man   John   Mia  
 

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.

Springers in Florida        top

CALI
Tampa, FL

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ESRA#:2017-200FL
Status: Available
  
Age:6 years
Gender:Female
Color:Unique coat
Weight:45 lbs
Variety:Mix
Woof! Woof! I’m Cali and life is good here with my foster mom. I’ve learned new things like my name, “Sit,” “Come,” and “Lay Down.” I’m trying to understand why they keep telling me to “Stay” when all I want to do is be next to them.

I’m very friendly with dogs, but never met the thing mom calls “cats.” The last few weeks I’ve had two teenage girls visiting and I love them so much. They feed me, brush me, snuggle me and let me sleep in the bed.
My humans take me on a walk every night. Grammy has even trained me to walk next to a scooter. I make friends with every dog and person I meet on our walks.

I’m worry I won’t be adopted because I’m a mix and all black but my foster mom says there’s a home for every dog. She assures me I will find a home with humans to love. I look forward to meeting you!


Cali is a Springer mix (likely Springer/Black Lab) who is estimated to be about 6 years old. She came into rescue covered in fleas and ticks and all skin and bones after bring dropped off in a shelter’s after hours area with nothing more than a crate. Thankfully, someone called ESRA and Cali became an official member within 48 hours.

Since being rescued, she has gained some much needed weight. Now that she’s healthy, her fur is soft and shiny, and her bald spots are filling in.
Cali LOVES snuggles, walks and food! She’s a typical “Velcro Springer,” following her foster mother and grandmother around the house, just to ensure they arrive safely at their destination. She can/will lay in your lap or next to you ALL DAY long.

She walks nicely on a leash, until she spots a squirrel or rabbit, normal young Springer behavior. She is good when bathed and brushed, takes treats nicely and goes into her crate for dinner. She has learned basic commands quickly, though it’s hard to stay when there’s so much to do. Of course she is housetrained. Cali is a little scared of storms and hides under/behind furniture.

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

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

Posted: 7/13/17

BANDIT
Orlando, FL

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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, Susan Zuker smitch5@tampabay.rr.com .

Posted: 5/20/17

GUNNER
Fort Myers, FL

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ESRA#:2017-102AL
Status: Available
  
Age:2 years
Gender:Male
Color:Liver & White
Weight:69 lbs
Variety:Mix
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. Only one of the two broken legs could be saved. It has now healed nicely and Gunner is cleared for normal activity and ready to find his Forever Family.


Hi there, it's Gunner checking in again. Well, the day is finally here! I'm ready to find my Forever Family! My foster mom says it is going to be really hard to let me go because I am such a great dog.

Here are some things you should know about me:
 
1. I am well housetrained and will let you know when I need to go outside.
2. I enjoy going for walks and don't be surprised when everyone stops and tells you how handsome I am!
3. I love belly rubs, broccoli and sharing your bed.
4. I enjoy being outside but need a home with very secure fencing because like my setter ancestors, I like to know what is going on outside of my fence.
5. I can swim and am learning to play ball! I also enjoy going to doggy day care and being with other dogs.
6. I will never be an athlete but I will make an awesome family companion.
7. I have the most unique tail wag you will ever see!

If you need to know anything else, just send my case manager an email.
I'm very thankful that ESRA gave me a chance to start a new life and am looking forward to sharing my future with you.

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

RUEBEE
Bradenton, FL

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ESRA#:2017-146FL
Status: Available
  
Age:9 years
Gender:Female
Color:Black & White
Weight:40 lbs
Variety:Bench
RueBee was given her name because she is quite the talker. As you can probably guess, Rue-Rue is her favorite song to sing. She is a beautiful black and white girl who came into ESRA with some other family members. She is heartworm negative and up to date on her vaccinations.

Until Rueroo came into rescue, she spent her life outside. She is thrilled to now be an inside dog living the good life in her foster home! RueBee would prefer to be queen of her castle, although she does get along with male dogs. She is fine with cats and does well with children over 9 years old. The little ones might be too much for this mellow gal. RueBee would be a wonderful companion for an active, retired adopter or someone who could spend a lot of time with her.

RueBee’s foster Mom reports that sheis a sweetheart, outgoing and a very happy girl. RueBee knows the commands "Sit" and "Come" and is completely housetrained. She is discovering love, attention and companionship under ESRA’s care. This lovely girl will Rue-Rue with joy when she is adopted and home at last!

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

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

Posted: 5/30/17

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


ABBY
Tampa, FL

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ESRA#:2016-584NC
Status: Adoption Pending
  
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


BARKLEY
St. Petersburg, FL

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ESRA#:2015-336FL
Status: Deceased
Date:2017-06-27
  
Age:14 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.
Update 6/27/17. We are sad to report that Barkley has gone to the Rainbow Bridge. Thanks to foster mom Kat McClure for loving and caring for Barkley in his twilight years.

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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BUDDY
Atlanta, GA

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ESRA#:2016-80LA
Status: Available
  
Age:5 years
Gender:Male
Color:Black & White
Weight:58 lbs
Variety:Field
Hi folks, I am Buddy and I am looking for a new best friend. I am a good boy who had a rough start in life. My first family didn’t understand that Springers like me want to be hang out inside with the people. Instead, they left me outdoors most of the time, even in the hot, humid summers we have here in the South. That’s not okay with me! I promise to give lots of Springer kisses and share the love if you will just give me a chance.

I am a handsome guy and a ladies’ man! As soon as you meet me, you’ll notice my cool white flag of a tail and all my gorgeous black freckles. I am tall and athletic and well-built, weighing in at just under 60 pounds. I like all types of humans and I enjoy the lady dogs. However, I do need to be the only male dog in my Forever Home.

Here in rescue, I have come to appreciate air conditioning and comfy dog beds. I still like the outdoors so I’d be willing to walk, play and spend time in the yard with you. And of course I am housetrained and go out to take care of business. I do need a fenced yard to explore. Just don’t leave me out alone for extended periods of time! After some exercise, I’d like to chill out with the family, maybe watch some TV and enjoy a snack and a cold bowl of water. Won’t you consider adding me to your family?

Your future friend and family member, Buddy

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: 7/17/17

HENRY
Atlanta, GA

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ESRA#:2017-136GA
Status: Available
  
Age:3 years
Gender:Male
Color:Liver & White
Weight:58 lbs
Variety:Bench
Introducing Henry, the 58-pound Springer lap dog and magician! Henry is super smart and can unlatch gates and open doors. This may be how he escaped a previous home and ended up in custody of animal control and then ESRA. He will most definitely need a Forever Home with a secure fence and locks on all doors and gates.

Henry is your typical Velcro Springer: friendly, playful and well behaved. He knows “Sit” and “Stay” and walks nicely on his leash. In foster care, he gobbles his dinner down but then sits and nicely waits while the resident dogs finish their meals. He loves to be groomed and takes treats gently and politely.

He is an active guy with a high prey drive who wants to run and play and chase away the birds and squirrels. For this reason, he needs a home without cats or other small animals. Some other playful dogs would be a plus. He’s good with kids, adults, men, women, young and old – he loves every human.

He has a unique profile due to an issue with his jawline that is not causing Henry any pain. “We think it’s just something special he was born with so we’d pick him out of a crowd and know for sure he was awesome,” says his foster mom.

Unfortunately, Henry will need to be less active for a few months while he undergoes heartworm treatment. For this reason, we are open to a foster-to-adopt situation for this sweet boy. He is only three years old, so once he gets the all clear from his veterinarian, he should have many years of romps in the yard and walks through the park in his future.

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

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

Posted: 5/31/17

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

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: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


JOHN
Atlanta, GA

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ESRA#:2017-171GA
Status: Adoption Pending
  
Age:3 months
Gender:Male
Color:B&W Tricolor
Weight:16 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 six of the puppies already have Forever Families waiting for them. But two little boys are still available.

John is a sweet, unflappable guy who showed some interest in retrieving. He loves playing with the tug toy. He is a very trainable fellow and should fit into just about any home.

The puppies weigh somewhere around 16 pounds and growing, with chubby, full little bellies. They have had their first rounds 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. In addition, a fully fenced yard is required.

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 John.

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

Posted: 6/22/17

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

KONA
Baton Rouge, LA

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ESRA#:2017-201LA
Status: Available
  
Age:4 years
Gender:Female
Color:Liver & White
Weight:45 lbs
Variety:Bench
Looking for a sweet, smart and fun-loving companion? Kona just might be the Springer girl for you! This little lady LOVES to hold hands and will happily offer her paw to any interested humans. She is friendly and outgoing and meets people nicely. Need to water your garden? She will supervise and wait impatiently for a chance to drink that fresh, cold water right out of the hose.

Kona appears to have completed some obedience training in the past. She is generally well-behaved and obeys basic commands. She is also an excellent watchdog.

Her social skills with other dogs are a work in progress. Really, she is much more interested in hanging out with humans than with other dogs. We think she would do well with older children but might overwhelm smaller kids. She is co-existing peacefully in a foster home with several other dogs and (after a little bit of a rocky beginning) ignores most of them but has made a couple doggie friends. She would probably be happiest as the only pet in her family. Cats would not be safe around Kona.

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

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

Posted: 7/20/17

LUCY
Baton Rouge, LA

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

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

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

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

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

Posted: 7/18/17

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

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SCOOTER
Jackson, MS

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ESRA#:2017-127AR
Status: Available
  
Age:5 years
Gender:Male
Color:Black & White
Weight:44 lbs
Variety:Bench
Introducing Scooter, a sweet, friendly guy turned over to ESRA by an Arkansas shelter that saw a deserving dog who needed a second chance in life. All shelter, rescue and veterinary care folks agree that Scooter is a nice boy with a lot of love to share. This beautiful boy is shy, sensitive and obedient if he knows what is desired. He responds well to positive reinforcement in the form of tiny treats and a soft voice. He is afraid of loud voices, thunder/lightening, lots of people/activity.

Scooter has just completed his heartworm treatment and is feeling much better. He does have some allergy issues which can be easily controlled with a special diet, monthly flea preventatives and a few simple steps, like living in a clean, healthy home environment where his bedding is washed regularly.

His ideal family would be a quiet household with someone home much of the time, either all adults or with older kids who respect dogs. He needs access to a fenced yard (and prefers a human to open the door for him instead of a doggie door), though the yard can be on the small side. Except for potty breaks, he prefers to spend his time indoors. Scooter's days of living on his own are over and he is ready to be part of family life.

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

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

Posted: 6/28/17

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:7 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

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ADDIE
Alexander, NC

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Just being a silly girl!

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ESRA#:2017-241NC
Status: Available
  
Age:9 years
Gender:Female
Color:Liver & White
Weight:49 lbs
Variety:Bench
Hello, my name is Addie! I spent a great deal of my life in a backyard but my foster mom is amazed at my dignified manners. I surprised everybody by knowing "Sit," "Off," and "No." I really showed my stuff when I walked in the local park with my two foster sisters and brother. My foster mom had all of us walking together and in the same direction. Everybody that went by us was impressed. She says I walk better on a leash than my foster siblings.

I love to watch for birds, squirrels, and rabbits. I have a high prey drive and Mom won't let me chase them. My previous owner also said I did not get along with cats.

I am a love bug and I will curl right up next to you to make sure you know you are loved. I am very smart and I pick up on routines and commands quickly.

I think I would like someone who stays at home most of the time. I sleep in a crate at night but don't really like it. My foster mom says it is for the best while in foster care and I have to take her word for it!

She also thinks it is best if I am in a one-dog family as I would prefer to get all of the attention to make up for those years in the backyard.

Love, Addie

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

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

Posted: 7/11/17

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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PEPPER
Mount Pleasant, SC

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ESRA#:2017-5SC
Status: Available
  
Age:3 years
Gender:Male
Color:Black & White
Weight:53 lbs
Variety:Bench
Pepper is a happy-go-lucky young boy who never gives up an opportunity for a belly rub. He is shy upon first meeting, then quickly warms up to people. He is affectionate, happy, with a huge desire to be included in all you do.

He becomes excited when the leash is pulled out as he knows it’s time for a walk or beloved car ride. Pepper is interested in everything while walking and does spend some time sniffing, so reminders to move along are necessary for him. He seems to be interested in the squirrels, but not birds.

Pepper enjoys playing with pull toys as well as with a resident Springer in foster care. He gets along well with other dogs, cats and people. Pepper would do best with another calm, easy-going dog, as well as a fairly active Forever Family willing to take him on lots of walks. He knows Sit, Stay, and Come. Pepper sleeps in a dog bed at night with his people close by. He is housetrained, quiet, and obedient. Won’t you consider this precious boy as part of your family today?

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 Pepper.

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

Posted: 7/14/17


CHICO MAN
Mount Pleasant, SC

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ESRA#:2017-213SC
Status: Adoption Pending
  
Age:10 years
Gender:Male
Color:Liver & White
Weight:42 lbs
Variety:Bench

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Chico Man is a beautiful, sweet, and very affectionate little boy very deserving of a Forever Home at age 10. He sure does not act his age. He is happy trotting freely around in safe areas and walks well on leash with no pulling. He does get excited when he sees the leash pulled out -- so be prepared to go! Chico knows how to sit, stay, and come. He would prefer to sleep with his humans all night long. Be aware, he is an early riser then back to bed for more cuddling!

Chico would prefer to be in a home where he is not left alone very often. Chico is great with other dogs of all sizes, and cats too. To have another companion to hang with would be ideal. He has no interest in chasing wildlife any more. Chico loves to ride in a car, settling in quite nicely. Since he is an older dog, going to a house without young children is probably best. He probably wouldn’t mind a visit from time to time.

Why Chico? He will make some lucky family a great companion, one you could take anywhere with you. He is a gentle soul packaged in an adorable little body, ready to go to the perfect 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 Chico Man.

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

Posted: 6/28/17

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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 Powell esratnky@yahoo.com .

Posted: 4/04/17

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