SPRINGERS AVAILABLE IN THE SOUTHEAST
 
WEST MIDWEST NORTHEAST SOUTHEAST CANADA SHELTERS


This page was last updated on 7/18/18

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Postings: Arribelle   Bama   Bosco   Clara   Clark   Cyrus   Ginger   Jamie   Petey   Porter   Sadie   Saffron   Sage   Simone   Tam   Teddy   Tinker  
Seniors for Seniors: Clara   Gracie   Jamie   Monny   Petey   Tam   Teddy   Tinker  
Adoption Pending: Axel   Bella   Buttons   Cayenne   Cricket   Dizzy   Hemi   Licorice   Lucy   Pumpkin   Scout   Thor  
 

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.

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GRACIE
Birmingham, AL

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ESRA#:2018-161AL
Status: Available
  
Age:11 years
Gender:Female
Color:Liver & White
Weight:40 lbs
Variety:Bench
Meet Amazing Grace! Her name says it all. With a disposition of sweetness, kindness, gentleness and love, she is pretty much a perfect dog.

Gracie was surrendered by her owners to a shelter, due to a major life change and the owners’ hectic travel schedule and inability to take proper care of her. When we picked Gracie up at the shelter, she was very frightened and scared. Any sudden movements would cause her to flinch and we could tell she had a rough time. But after a gentle and gradual introduction to her foster family's two older dogs, Gracie quickly adjusted.

Gracie is 11 years old and although she’s a senior, she is active for her age and enjoys going for walks in the neighborhood and chasing after tennis balls. She is fully housetrained and up to date on all shots. Gracie is in wonderful shape for her age, she does require a small dose of estrogen three times a week, She looks thin for her size but has a healthy appetite and we believe she will be at an appropriate weight in no time! She comes when called and will sit when asked, although she seems to have some loss of hearing. We haven’t discovered any bad habits and she has been very obedient and learned the flow of the household and where her place is very quickly.

We’ve never heard Gracie bark. She seems like a quiet soul who expresses herself with her beautiful big brown eyes. She has so much sweetness in her tiny body and loves to give kisses if you let her. She enjoys belly rubs and loves getting attention and does well riding in the car.

Having Gracie as a companion would make some individual a very lucky person. She has a lot of love left to give. If you want a loving, sweet, and gentle dog who enjoys being around people and seems truly thankful, then Gracie is the perfect dog for you.

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A special note regarding Jean and all of ESRA’s seniors:

Why adopt an older dog?

Most people go to a shelter or rescue organization wanting to adopt a puppy or a young dog. By adopting an older dog, you can make a statement about human compassion and the value of life at all ages. Older dogs are often the last to be adopted or the first to be euthanized at the shelter. Why should an older dog be left behind?

Dogs live in the present, as today is what's important to them. They don't tend to worry about what's around the next bend in the road. They just want to be happy and loved today! We all know there are no guarantees in life. The quality of time you have with your new companion can matter a great deal more than quantity. Even if you have a senior dog for only a few years, the days you spend together will be precious!

You can give an older dog the best years of his/her life! Won't you please consider providing a loving home to a senior?

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

Contact: ESRA Case Manager, Amy Replogle amylreplogle@gmail.com .

Posted: 4/30/18

TAM
Auburn, AL

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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

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CRICKET
Little Rock, AR

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ESRA#:2018-46AR
Status: Adoption Pending
  
Age:11 years
Gender:Female
Color:Black & White
Weight:34 lbs
Variety:Bench

THINKING ABOUT BRINGING A SENIOR SPRINGER INTO YOUR FAMILY? Read why rescuing Senior Springers is a top priority for ESRA.
Introducing Cricket, a lovely senior with impeccable manners and a nice, calm disposition. Her foster mom says she is the Springer version of Lady from the Disney movie Lady and the Tramp.

Cricket is exceptionally easy to be around. She is affectionate without being clingy, content most of the time to nap in the sunshine, beside you on the sofa or on her dog bed. However, she will use her voice occasionally to let you know if there’s something she needs or wants. Of course she is fully housetrained and trustworthy when no one is home. Because she is deaf, her foster family is teaching her some hand signals.

Miss Cricket LOVES her walks! One of her quirks is that she is absolutely determined to walk to the far right of the street or sidewalk, hugging the curb. We wonder if she has had a close call with a vehicle in the past. (She’s also more than happy to splash through every possible puddle.) She is a power walker, moving along at a brisk pace. This is likely why she is so trim and fit for her age. She is also curious enough about the outdoors that if an opportunity like an open door presented itself, she would take off on her own.

She is a timid eater and never rushes for the food bowl. Cricket insists on taking her time and eating one kibble at a time. However, she will happily accompany you to the refrigerator for the chance at a piece of cheese, even if there's a pill in that cheese.

Keeping with her ladylike demeanor, her reaction to anyone who approaches her is to sit and raise her left paw in greeting. She does this every single time.

Cricket’s ideal Forever Family would have patience and a gentle touch. Because she is deaf, she startles easily. For this reason, she does need a peaceful home without small children. She has reportedly had some issues with small, yippy dogs in the past but gets along just fine with the three Springers in her foster home. We think she would do well as an only dog or with another laid-back dog. She does NOT understand that cats make lovely indoor pets, so we recommend a home without cats. She will make a wonderful companion for the right family.

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

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

Posted: 3/14/18

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JACK
New Port Richie, FL

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ESRA#:2018-235FL
Status: Available
  
Age:5 months
Gender:Male
Color:Black & White
Weight:30 lbs
Variety:Field
Hello, Jack here. I will be 6 months old next week. I'm very smart and really do want to please my people; agility would be great for me as I love to listen and learn and run! I am also a "snuggle Springer."

Of course I'm still a puppy so I do have to be watched as my inquisitiveness means I just have to explore everything! I am crate trained (keeps me out of trouble) and I sleep in my crate at night. I am also housetrained and neutered. I'm told all these are good, so of course, this makes me happy. I do like toys and love my puppy food.

I haven't met a person I don't like. In a previous foster home I lived with two children and two smaller animals called cats. The cats scared me! I am always happy, thunder and other noises don't seem to bother me. I would need a fenced yard to be able to run and play. I chase a Frisbee and have no problem relinquishing so I can run some more to chase again. I am such a good boy and love a gentle hand to hug me! I know I will be a great life-long companion for one lucky family.

Love to all, Jack

PS: The reference below is from my foster mom and dad


Jack has a big personality -- like any puppy. He would love an adopter who would include him to enjoy outdoor activities, such as biking, running, walking or just lots and lots of playing. He is a sweet boy and of course, gets excited meeting new people. After a few minutes of cuddling and puppy loving, he will lie down next to you. He doesn't beg at the dinner table but lies quietly.

He enjoys chasing butterflies and lizards and running around the yard. Jack understands the words "No, " "Stay," "Sit" and "Down." Because is so young the simple commands need to be reinforced.

As with all our Springer puppies, we do require his new adopter to enroll him in a puppy training class. This is where he will learn structure, basic commands and socialization skills.

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

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

Posted: 6/25/18

BOSCO
Plantation, FL

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ESRA#:2014-43FL
Status: Available
  
Age:8 years
Gender:Male
Color:Liver & White
Weight:48 lbs
Variety:Bench
Bosco is a liver and white cutie pie. He is very happy to be in foster care with his new foster parents and new foster home.

In the past, he was kenneled in a small area but now has a big yard to run around in and playmates galore! He gets along just fine with the four-legged boys and girls but would probably do just as well as the king of his castle.

Bosco has lived happily with children but thinks birds and cats are for chasing -- he is a Springer after all. Swimming is a favorite activity and when he is on his leash, he would catch birds in flight if he could. Lizards are not a big deal to Bosco but he is very interested in a neighborhood iguana. Luckily for the iguana, he keeps up on the fence out of Bosco’s reach.

Bosco is a talker – an adorable trait in Springers. He talks when he wants to go out and sometimes he will just talk to his foster family. He’s an early riser (6 a.m.) and quite vocal when it is time for breakfast. He’s not been known to miss a meal.

If Bosco sounds adorable, well, it is because he is. He’s a very good boy with the sweetest face in the world. He’s got a crooked little blaze and big brown eyes lookin’ for love. Once you see this boy neither of you will be lookin’ for love again!

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

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

Posted: 1/29/14

GINGER
Bradenton, FL

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ESRA#:2018-166FL
Status: Available
  
Age:3 months
Gender:Female
Color:Unique coat
Weight:5 lbs
Variety:Mix
Looking for a loving companion to spice up your life for years to come? Look no further than our darling spice-inspired litter of eight little Springer mix puppies.

Mama Queenie was rescued in early April in Louisiana, and quickly transported to an experienced Florida foster home just a few days before the puppies arrived. These fast-growing little pups are almost five weeks old (born April 13) and will be available for adoption in mid-June. It appears that the father may have been a Labrador Retriever.

The litter of eight pups includes four boys and four girls. Ginger and Annatto are the cream-colored females. Sage and Cayenne are the black females. Meric and Saffron are the cream-colored males while Licorice and Basil are the males with black coats.

After they are adopted out, Queenie will undergo heartworm treatment. She will be available later this summer after she receives a clean bill of health.

Important notes about puppies:

We do not place puppies as presents or surprises. The entire prospective adopting family needs to meet their potential puppy. Also, please remember that puppies require a lot of care, attention, and training, and they do chew on things. The decision to get a puppy and raise it to be a healthy, happy, and well-adjusted dog is a serious commitment.

Because these puppies are so young, they 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 or neuter is supplied to ESRA.

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

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

Posted: 5/15/18

SAFFRON
Bradenton, FL

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ESRA#:2018-169FL
Status: Available
  
Age:3 months
Gender:Male
Color:Unique coat
Weight:9 lbs
Variety:Mix
UPDATE 6/21: Queenie's puppies are ready for their Forever Homes. They are housetrained, crate trained, leash trained and even have a head start on basic obedience and agility!

Looking for a loving companion to spice up your life for years to come? Look no further than our darling spice-inspired litter of eight little Springer mix puppies.

Mama Queenie was rescued in early April in Louisiana, and quickly transported to an experienced Florida foster home just a few days before the puppies arrived. These fast-growing little pups are almost five weeks old (born April 13) and will be available for adoption in mid-June. It appears that the father may have been a Labrador Retriever.

The litter of eight pups includes four boys and four girls. Ginger and Annatto are the cream-colored females. Sage and Cayenne are the black females. Meric and Saffron are the cream-colored males while Licorice and Basil are the males with black coats.

After they are adopted out, Queenie will undergo heartworm treatment. She will be available later this summer after she receives a clean bill of health.

Important notes about puppies:

We do not place puppies as presents or surprises. The entire prospective adopting family needs to meet their potential puppy. Also, please remember that puppies require a lot of care, attention, and training, and they do chew on things. The decision to get a puppy and raise it to be a healthy, happy, and well-adjusted dog is a serious commitment.

Because these puppies are so young, they 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 or neuter is supplied to ESRA.

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

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

Posted: 5/16/18

SAGE
Bradenton, FL

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ESRA#:2018-170FL
Status: Available
  
Age:3 months
Gender:Female
Color:Unique coat
Weight:9 lbs
Variety:Mix
UPDATE 6/21: Queenie's puppies are ready for their Forever Homes. They are housetrained, crate trained, leash trained and even have a head start on basic obedience and agility!

Looking for a loving companion to spice up your life for years to come? Look no further than our darling spice-inspired litter of eight little Springer mix puppies.

Mama Queenie was rescued in early April in Louisiana, and quickly transported to an experienced Florida foster home just a few days before the puppies arrived. These fast-growing little pups are almost five weeks old (born April 13) and will be available for adoption in mid-June. It appears that the father may have been a Labrador Retriever.

The litter of eight pups includes four boys and four girls. Ginger and Annatto are the cream-colored females. Sage and Cayenne are the black females. Meric and Saffron are the cream-colored males while Licorice and Basil are the males with black coats.

After they are adopted out, Queenie will undergo heartworm treatment. She will be available later this summer after she receives a clean bill of health.

Important notes about puppies:

We do not place puppies as presents or surprises. The entire prospective adopting family needs to meet their potential puppy. Also, please remember that puppies require a lot of care, attention, and training, and they do chew on things. The decision to get a puppy and raise it to be a healthy, happy, and well-adjusted dog is a serious commitment.

Because these puppies are so young, they 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 or neuter is supplied to ESRA.

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

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

Posted: 5/16/18

CLARA
Merritt Island, FL

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 CLARAPETEY
ESRA#:2018-180FL2018-181FL
Status: AvailableAvailable
   
Age:12 years12 years
Gender:FemaleMale
Color:Liver & WhiteLiver & White
Weight:64 lbs50
Variety:BenchBench

THINKING ABOUT BRINGING A SENIOR SPRINGER INTO YOUR FAMILY? Read why rescuing Senior Springers is a top priority for ESRA.
Clara and her litter mate Petey came into Rescue in deplorable condition. They were living outside in their owner’s backyard, horribly matted to the point of the matts being attached to their skin. Their food was literally dumped out of the bag into the backyard. A relative saw how they were being treated and contacted ESRA.

Their lives have turned around. Both are loved and nurtured in their foster home with beds, toys and great food. They eat out of doggie bowls now and don’t have to scrounge in the dirt for dinner. Clara must have gotten to the food quicker than Petey as she weighed in at a hefty 64 pounds. With veterinary care and careful feeding in her foster home, she is slowly losing weight.

As you can expect, Clara does have some health problems. Her foster home and veterinarian are working on incontinence issues and she is starting to show improvement. Like most seniors, Clara has arthritis. Certainly her arthritis would be exacerbated living outside in Florida’s heat and cold winter nights.

Despite her health issues, Clara is a sweetheart. She is good at the groomer, the veterinarian and does not complain a bit when having her ears cleaned. She is a very curious girl and loves to get into everything that is not tied down. She seems to be going through her puppy stage a bit late in life.

Petey’s foster mom describes him as laid back and a sweetheart. Though he does suffer from arthritis, he appears to have accepted his disabilities (deafness, instability) without complaint. He is on pain medication and will be for the rest of his life. He has difficulties getting up and cannot sit. His veterinarian has diagnosed a neurological issue that has caused Petey to lose that ability.

Seniors have a special place in our hearts. Watching them settle into a caring, adoptive home is so rewarding. There is nothing like the unconditional love that a senior Springer will give their adopter. Clara and Petey are waiting for a chance to provide that kind of love to you!

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

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

Posted: 6/21/18


DIZZY
Cape Coral, FL

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ESRA#:2018-244FL
Status: Adoption Pending
  
Age:3 years
Gender:Female
Color:Black & White
Weight:28 lbs
Variety:Mix

When describing me, my foster mom tells everyone that I am sweet, endearing, a gentle soul and a joy to have in the house. Then, she brags about how beautiful I am with my shiny black coat and adorable face. As you can see, I am mixed with another lovely breed. Pretty sure it’s Border collie and what could be more stunning than a Springer/Border collie mix? Just take a look at my pictures.

My foster family calls me Dainty Dizzy because I am so gentle and sweet. I just love my 11-year-old resident doggie brother and the resident kitty. The best part is, they all like me. When it comes to humans, I instantly love them all.
My favorite game is to play with the water stream coming out of the hose. I ventured into the pool once but wasn’t that crazy about it. Being part Border Collie, I was more interested in herding all the noodles together.

I do like to play in the yard but when I come in, I am mellow and well behaved. My foster mom says I am a very easy girl. I am housetrained and go to the door to signal when I need to go out. I’ll bet if my new adopters hang a bell on the door, I would learn to use it in no time. I know basic commands and walk well on the leash after my initial excitement passes. I could probably use a walking harness or even a bit of group training. Since I love other dogs, that would be really fun for me!

It would be fun to have a doggie pal in my forever home but I would be just as happy to be queen of the castle and get all the attention. I would also like a nice fenced in yard to play in. In fact, my foster mom says a secure fence is a requirement for me or I might go looking for some sheep to herd.

Even though I am happy in my foster home, I can’t wait for a Forever Home. I know my Forever Home can’t wait for a special girl like me!

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

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

Posted: 6/17/18


AXEL
Bradenton, FL

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ESRA#:2017-142FL
Status: Adoption Pending
  
Age:10 years
Gender:Male
Color:Liver & White
Weight:30 lbs
Variety:Bench
Since Axel came into rescue, his life has certainly changed for the better. His skin and coat are gorgeous and he is such a handsome boy. His foster mom reports he is a real sweetheart!.

Axel is healthy, neutered and microchipped. Don’t let the fact that he is 10 years old fool you – he is a happy healthy Springer with lots of energy.

Axel walks beautifully on the leash and is crate trained. He is housetrained but sometimes may have an accident in the crate when his foster mon leaves him alone. No big deal – he just needs a little more work in that area. Undertanding that his people will always return will go a long way toward his comfort level. Axel does need to be crated when left on his own to feel comfortable.

Axel is a good boy and waiting patiently (well, not that patiently) for his Forever Home. Axel is a 10-year-old bundle of love and can’t wait to share that love with you!

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

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

Posted: 6/25/18


CAYENNE
Bradenton, FL

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ESRA#:2018-171FL
Status: Adoption Pending
  
Age:3 months
Gender:Female
Color:Unique coat
Weight:7 lbs
Variety:Mix
UPDATE 6/21: Queenie's puppies are ready for their Forever Homes. They are housetrained, crate trained, leash trained and even have a head start on basic obedience and agility!

Looking for a loving companion to spice up your life for years to come? Look no further than our darling spice-inspired litter of eight little Springer mix puppies.

Mama Queenie was rescued in early April in Louisiana, and quickly transported to an experienced Florida foster home just a few days before the puppies arrived. These fast-growing little pups are almost five weeks old (born April 13) and will be available for adoption in mid-June. It appears that the father may have been a Labrador Retriever.

The litter of eight pups includes four boys and four girls. Ginger and Annatto are the cream-colored females. Sage and Cayenne are the black females. Meric and Saffron are the cream-colored males while Licorice and Basil are the males with black coats.

After they are adopted out, Queenie will undergo heartworm treatment. She will be available later this summer after she receives a clean bill of health.

Important notes about puppies:

We do not place puppies as presents or surprises. The entire prospective adopting family needs to meet their potential puppy. Also, please remember that puppies require a lot of care, attention, and training, and they do chew on things. The decision to get a puppy and raise it to be a healthy, happy, and well-adjusted dog is a serious commitment.

Because these puppies are so young, they 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 or neuter is supplied to ESRA.

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

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

Posted: 5/16/18


LICORICE
Bradenton, FL

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ESRA#:2018-173FL
Status: Adoption Pending
  
Age:3 months
Gender:Male
Color:Unique coat
Weight:7 lbs
Variety:Mix
UPDATE 6/21: Queenie's puppies are ready for their Forever Homes. They are housetrained, crate trained, leash trained and even have a head start on basic obedience and agility!

Looking for a loving companion to spice up your life for years to come? Look no further than our darling spice-inspired litter of eight little Springer mix puppies.

Mama Queenie was rescued in early April in Louisiana, and quickly transported to an experienced Florida foster home just a few days before the puppies arrived. These fast-growing little pups are almost five weeks old (born April 13) and will be available for adoption in mid-June. It appears that the father may have been a Labrador Retriever.

The litter of eight pups includes four boys and four girls. Ginger and Annatto are the cream-colored females. Sage and Cayenne are the black females. Meric and Saffron are the cream-colored males while Licorice and Basil are the males with black coats.

After they are adopted out, Queenie will undergo heartworm treatment. She will be available later this summer after she receives a clean bill of health.

Important notes about puppies:

We do not place puppies as presents or surprises. The entire prospective adopting family needs to meet their potential puppy. Also, please remember that puppies require a lot of care, attention, and training, and they do chew on things. The decision to get a puppy and raise it to be a healthy, happy, and well-adjusted dog is a serious commitment.

Because these puppies are so young, they 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 or neuter is supplied to ESRA.

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

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

Posted: 5/16/18


HEMI
North Fort Myers, FL

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ESRA#:2018-193FL
Status: Adoption Pending
  
Age:2 years
Gender:Male
Color:Black & White
Weight:60 lbs
Variety:Bench
Since Hemi and Diesel (also available for adoption) are litter mates, there are a lot of similarities between the two. Like Diesel, Hemi has a wonderful temperament and also like Diesel, he is a real looker with adorable freckles all over his face.

Hemi is thriving in foster care and seems quite thrilled to be on his own with his new friends, both two-legged and four-legged. He plays beautifully with the resident terrier mix so Forever Home with another playful dog would be wonderful.

Hemi loves walks, riding in the car and playing, playing, playing. He loves it when his foster parents play fetch with him and he always brings the toy back for more. He has been in the swimming pool and thought it was just great. He would love one in his new home or he would quite enjoy splashing around in a plastic kiddie pool. Since he is a fan of water, he would be thrilled to take a trip to a dog beach with his new family. Like his brother, hunting lizards is a passion. Since he loves to run and play, we recommend Hemi’s Forever Home have a fenced yard.

Hemi knows "Sit" and "Stay" and is working on "Off." He walks well on a leash once he’s settled down from the excitement of heading out. He would do well with a harness. He is housetrained and tells his people when he has to go out. He’s not tested with children or cats but might be a bit too active for small children.

We highly recommend enrolling Hemi in a puppy training class. A 2-year-old Springer is very much still a puppy.

Hemi is crate trained, up to date with his vaccinations and ready to go to his Forever Home. Hemi is a wonderful Springer and will be a great companion and family member for his lucky adopter!

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

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

Posted: 5/23/18


PUMPKIN
Tampa, FL

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ESRA#:2018-138FL2018-139FL
Status: Adoption PendingAdoption Pending
   
Age:6 years6 years
Gender:FemaleFemale
Color:Liver & WhiteLiver & White
Weight:46 lbs43
Variety:FieldField
THINKING ABOUT ADOPTING BOTH PUMPKIN AND BUTTONS? Read more about bonded pairs and the benefits of adopting these special best friends together.
Introducing our newest dynamic duo, Pumpkin and Buttons! The girls are two peas in a pod and what we call a bonded pair. We would love to place them together. Both girls are housetrained but certainly need work on their leash manners and should be watched, at first, for counter surfing.

Their perfect adoptive home will have a fenced yard where the girls can run, play and enjoy a favorite pastime – looking for those pesky gray critters with the long bushy tails. Pumpkin will patiently sit beneath a tree if she spots one up in the branches. Not that anyone has ever observed her actually catching one, but she seems to realize patience is a virtue.

Pumpkin comes when called, shakes and goes into her crate on command. The first night in her foster home, she was very timid. Within a day she was more confident and is now part of the resident dog pack. We do not know how Pumpkin will do with small children since there are none in her foster home and she is untested with cats.

Her foster dad describes Pumpkin as docile, sweet and loving. She is up to date on her vaccinations and healthy. Having lived in a condo for a month, she has added some pounds to her girlish figure. However, with a yard to run and play in she will be back to her perfect weight in no time.

Buttons has many of the same traits as her littermate, Pumpkin. She is loving, sweet and a little bit Velcro. She loves to be at her person’s side.

Like Pumpkin, she would like a fenced backyard with room to run. She is an active girl and would like an active Forever Family (with squirrels in the yard for her to chase). When she is not outside, she likes to watch the world go by from the window, probably planning her next escapade in the yard.

Buttons knows come, sit and shake and is crate trained. She needs some work on her leash training and her adoptive family will need to work on her counter surfing.

If you have a fenced yard and an active lifestyle, Pumpkin and Buttons might be the right dogs for you! Wouldn’t you like to double your pleasure and your fun with tthese lovely little field bred Springer girls?

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

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

Posted: 4/19/18

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BETTY
Atlanta, GA

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ESRA#:2018-136GA
Status: Available
  
Age:9 years
Gender:Female
Color:Black & White
Weight:38 lbs
Variety:Bench
Introducing Georgia’s polite and ladylike girl, Betty. Miss Betty is incredibly well-behaved, sweet, quiet and gentle. She is totally housetrained, comes when called and would never even consider countersurfing or causing any mischief.

Betty has a lot of love to share with the right Forever Family. She just wants to be with her people. She’s quite smart and learned her foster home’s household routine right away. She is accustomed to lounging on the furniture and is hoping her adopters will make room on the couch.

Betty would be happiest as an only dog, soaking up all the human attention. However with some patience, she has learned to get along with the other dogs in her foster home. She seems fond of the cat and follows him around, hoping he will consider a game of chase.

She does well with the teens and adults in her foster home, giving excited greetings when family members come home. She is right at the door to welcome visitors but is also a dedicated watchdog, barking at strangers when no one is home.

Betty does have a cataract in one eye and suffers from allergies, which are controlled with daily Apoquel, a medication that costs approximately $35 per month.

Won’t you consider adding this pretty nine-year-old girl to your family? Betty promises to be a loving and easy companion.

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

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

Posted: 4/30/18

JAMIE
Atlanta, GA

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ESRA#:2018-2GA
Status: Available
  
Age:10 years
Gender:Male
Color:Black & White
Weight:47 lbs
Variety:Bench

THINKING ABOUT BRINGING A SENIOR SPRINGER INTO YOUR FAMILY? Read why rescuing Senior Springers is a top priority for ESRA.
Jamie was found as a stray, so his entire prior life is a blank slate. His foster family can tell you about his present life. He’s as sweet as can be -- very calm and very quiet. He rarely barks and never gets up on the furniture.

He’s a true Velcro dog who follows his humans around whenever they’re on the move. If they’re outside, he’s outside. If they’re inside, he’s inside. If they’re watching TV, he simply settles down on his bed in the living room to snooze. When they go to bed at night, he transfers to his bed in the bedroom.

Jamie has a great appetite and gets along with his five foster siblings. He is deaf, but he’s usually so close by, all you have to do is gesture what you want, and he does it. His general health seems good, but since there’s no backup information, he is being screened for various things. So far, all results are good. He’s looking for a very laid back Forever Family.

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

Contact: Foster Home, Carol Thalimer dan-n-carol@comcast.net .

Posted: 3/06/18

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:6 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


SCOUT
Atlanta, GA

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ESRA#:2018-240MS
Status: Adoption Pending
  
Age:12 months
Gender:Female
Color:Liver & White
Weight:42 lbs
Variety:Bench
Young Scout had a very rough start in life, due to a former owner who was using an electric shock collar to get a small puppy’s attention! Many mistakes were made at a crucial, formative time in this puppy’s development, so she needs a do-over with a gentle, dog savvy owner dedicated to formal training that exclusively uses positive reinforcement methods and plenty of practice at home.

Scout is an active 1-year-old Springer who needs a fenced yard where she can run and play. She jumps on people to greet them, so a household without young children would be best. She would do well with a doggie companion because she enjoys active play with other active dogs.

She is housetrained but that’s the extent of her prior training. After some initial protest, she will sleep through the night in her crate. A clear command and a tasty treat are in order at bedtime. She was reportedly a good girl during her first-ever grooming in foster care and is good at the veterinarian’s office. Scout is spayed and healthy and ready for a fresh start.

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

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

Posted: 6/21/18


BELLA
Atlanta, GA

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ESRA#:2018-90GA
Status: Adoption Pending
  
Age:8 years
Gender:Female
Color:Black & White
Weight:50 lbs
Variety:Bench
Sweet Bella is looking for a Forever Family with lots of love to share. She was primarily an outdoor dog, but has now discovered the joys of indoor family life in foster care. Human attention is her number one priority; in fact, if the petting stops for too long, she will whine to let her people know that she’s ready for more!

Bella likes going on walks to meet and greet the neighbors. She is very outgoing and friendly. She is hampered by a little arthritis. She has trouble maneuvering stairs and hardwood floors. She can take short walks, but has trouble with lots of hills on walks. She takes glucosamine to help with the arthritis.

After an outing, her favorite thing to do is cuddle on the couch with her people, laying her head in an available lap. Treats are also much appreciated.

Bella is smart and has learned a lot in foster care. She has mastered “Sit,” “Stay” and “Place” and is working on “Shake,” “Down” and “Roll Over.”

Although she would rather hang out with humans than other dogs, Bella gets along well with her canine foster brother. Now that she has mastered housetraining, she stays with her brother while the humans are away. She will whine when crated.

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

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

Posted: 5/03/18

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Although ESRA does not have any Springers available for adoption in Kentucky at this time, ESRA KY may have Springers that are almost ready to find their Forever Homes. If you are interested in adopting, please read our FAQs about the adoption process and complete our Adoption Application right away so you will be approved and ready when the right dog becomes available.

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ARRIBELLE
Baton Rouge, LA

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ESRA#:2017-385LA
Status: Available
  
Age:4 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


THOR
Baton Rouge, LA

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ESRA#:2018-67LA2018-68LA
Status: Adoption PendingAdoption Pending
   
Age:11 years11 years
Gender:MaleFemale
Color:Liver & WhiteLiver & White
Weight:50 lbs50
Variety:BenchBench
THINKING ABOUT ADOPTING BOTH THOR AND LUCY? Read more about bonded pairs and the benefits of adopting these special best friends together.
Introducing Louisiana’s newest bonded pair, Thor and Lucy. Despite some recent changes in their life, this dynamic duo is happy, upbeat and curious. They are young at heart and ready to bond with a lucky Forever Family.

Thor and Lucy are healthy, housetrained and generally well behaved. Leash walking is relatively new to them, but they are making progress; both dogs are smart and want to please. They get along well with other dogs and enjoy meeting and greeting new people.

Thor is a bit of a clown, whose hobby is chasing bugs outside and watching folks walk up and down the sidewalk at the gate. His sister Lucy is friendly and outgoing, a bit of a watchdog and the more assertive of the two dogs.

Their foster dad describes the duo this way: Thor is a sweet-natured, gentle boy, who likes being rubbed and with his people. He’s spirited, fun loving and playful. Lucy is a sweet, gentle , loving girl. She is moderately active and would be a wonderful companion.

They have been together all of their lives, and we wouldn’t dream of separating the siblings! Won’t you consider opening up your heart and home to both Thor and Lucy?

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

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

Posted: 5/15/18

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PORTER
Jackson, MS

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ESRA#:2018-155LA
Status: Available
  
Age:2 years
Gender:Male
Color:Black & White
Weight:61 lbs
Variety:Field
Introducing Porter, a sweet 61-pound boy who is finishing up his heartworm treatment and looking forward to finding his Forever Family. He is a friendly, people-oriented young guy who would thrive with an active family. He is big and strong and doesn’t appear to have had much training in his past, so he would benefit from an obedience class and some additional practice on his basic commands. We think he will be a fast learner and make a wonderful companion for a lucky adopter. Because of his size and strength, he might be too much dog for small children.

In foster care, Porter has mastered the doggie door and appears to be housetrained when kept on a regular schedule. He is crate trained and will go into his crate for a tasty dog treat. He gets along fine with other dogs but would rather hang out with the humans.

Porter is only two years old and is looking forward to making a fresh start and spending the rest of his life as a valued family member. He is ready to settle in, wag his long flag of a tail and live the good life he deserves. Won’t you consider this handsome, big, black and white boy?

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

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

Posted: 6/15/18

TEDDY
Jackson, MS

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ESRA#:2017-115LA
Status: Available
  
Age:11 years
Gender:Male
Color:Unique coat
Weight:39 lbs
Variety:Mix

THINKING ABOUT BRINGING A SENIOR SPRINGER INTO YOUR FAMILY? Read why rescuing Senior Springers is a top priority for ESRA.
Despite a rough life, 10-year-old Teddy is upbeat, gentle and appreciative of the care and affection he is now receiving in foster care. Teddy is blind and deaf – but that doesn’t slow him down. He has settled in beautifully and initially surprised his foster mom by finding his way in from the yard, through the doggie door, and back into his crate. In fact, he has never even spilled a drop from the water bowl he passes on his way back inside.

Teddy has a healthy appetite and is housetrained. Throughout treatment for some skin issues and medical conditions (including daily ophthalmic ointment applied for dry eyes), he has remained cheerful and cooperative. On nice days, he enjoys spending some time outside in the sunshine.

His foster mom says Teddy is “sweet, patient, house trained, smart, and never complains.” He is looking for a patient Forever Family who will help him settle in and navigate new surroundings. In return, he has lots of love to share!

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

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

Posted: 2/07/18

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

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MONNY
Greenville, NC

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ESRA#:2018-275NC
Status: Available
  
Age:12 years
Gender:Male
Color:Black & White
Weight:57 lbs
Variety:Bench
My name is Monny and I was the biggest puppy in a litter of eight. My foster mom says I am a “gentle giant.” My Vet said that I am the perfect size for my stature at 57 pounds. I'm not sure what that means, but everyone I’ve met tells me how good looking I am. They say I am a lovable, playful and energetic 12-year-old Springer boy. I show no signs of graying -- must be good genes. I do like to play with my foster brother who is a little dude and is quick for a 12-year-old dog too. Tag is his favorite game.

I sure love to retrieve a tennis ball when my foster dad throws it for me! I am good on walks and drives and am always ready to do either! I haven’t met a stranger yet (human or canine). I am fine with little people too. I wouldn't want to be tugged by them; otherwise I am happy to just watch them play around me.

I can be left alone with the run of the house and don’t get into any trouble. I would really like to get on the furniture or the bed every once in a while because I do like to cuddle with my people, but I understand if you ask me to get down since I am such a big boy. I will give you those pitiful eyes and keep asking with my special cooing voice I use when I want something. I have been told that I sound like a cooing dove. I like that! I can sit and shake (with either hand you ask for) and I will wait politely if someone comes to the door, if asked to, before I greet someone. I have done well with the pet door and big back yard at my foster home but when we go to the beach house (no pet door), I do fine and will let you know when I need to go out to potty.

My foster parents say I am a really sweet dog. I have enjoyed them being home most of the time and have even enjoyed living with another dog. But I am so adaptable that I would be fine with most anybody that would love me and take good care of me. I don’t know if I have ever met a cat but I would probably like them too; I love everybody!

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A special note regarding Jean and all of ESRA’s seniors:

Why adopt an older dog?

Most people go to a shelter or rescue organization wanting to adopt a puppy or a young dog. By adopting an older dog, you can make a statement about human compassion and the value of life at all ages. Older dogs are often the last to be adopted or the first to be euthanized at the shelter. Why should an older dog be left behind?

Dogs live in the present, as today is what's important to them. They don't tend to worry about what's around the next bend in the road. They just want to be happy and loved today! We all know there are no guarantees in life. The quality of time you have with your new companion can matter a great deal more than quantity. Even if you have a senior dog for only a few years, the days you spend together will be precious!

You can give an older dog the best years of his/her life! Won't you please consider providing a loving home to a senior?

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

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

Posted: 7/15/18

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BEN
Columbia, SC

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ESRA#:2018-229TN
Status: Available
  
Age:19 months
Gender:Male
Color:Liver & White
Weight:28 lbs
Variety:Bench
Ben is a busy adolescent boy (19 months old), in great health and ready to spring into a new life. Ben needs his very own family to bond with! He is looking for an active family who will be willing to take him to classes to teach him basic manners and to come consistently when called. He is highly food motivated and willing to learn. He has explored the counter tops, but is trying to learn his boundaries.

Ben needs to be in a home with no cats. While he is not aggressive with cats, he is highly excited by them and the cats are not amused. He gets along well with other dogs, and shares well with others. He will engage in some play with other dogs, but also would be fine as an independent soul.

Ben will chase a tennis ball, but still needs some work to learn the benefits of bringing it back so his game can continue. He loves Nylabones but doesn’t chew on anything else. He must have a fully fenced yard as he will dart away given any opportunity and would prefer to run off and explore than come back. This petite boy is crate-trained and housetrained.

He is okay with older children, but would do best in a household that is calm and not chaotic. Household and yard noise is very stimulating to him and he may bark to tell you that he is excited about things he sees and hears. He would thrive with a knowledgeable Springer owner (not a new dog owner) whohas patience to teach this youngster manners and work on the bond.

If you are interested in the sweet happy-go lucky boy, please fill out an application to adopt Ben!

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

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

Posted: 7/09/18

Springers in Tennessee        top

Although ESRA does not have any Springers available for adoption in Tennessee at this time, ESRA TN may have Springers that are almost ready to find their Forever Homes. If you are interested in adopting, please read our FAQs about the adoption process and complete our Adoption Application right away so you will be approved and ready when the right dog becomes available.

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