SPRINGERS AVAILABLE IN THE WEST
 
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This page was last updated on 7/23/17

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This is Fenway
from Casa Grande, AZ

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Barkley   Zeke  
Postings: Bella Marie   Carmen   Cisco   Fenway   Lizzie   Murphy   Oreo   Polly   Ranger   Roxy   Tucker  
Seniors for Seniors: Lizzie  
Adoption Pending: Brice   Emmie   Emory   Georgie   Jasmine   Penny   Sparky   Toby  
 

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.

Springers in Alaska        top

ESRA is not aware of any Springers in need of homes in Alaska at this time. Many state coordinators have dogs that are not yet on the website as these dogs are still in the evaluation phase of their time with ESRA.

Springers in Arizona        top
We may have more dogs in Las Vegas, Nevada. Contact Laurel Fagg mlfagg@cox.net for more information.

FENWAY
Casa Grande, AZ

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ESRA#:2016-126AZ
Status: Available
  
Age:9 years
Gender:Male
Color:Liver & White
Weight:50 lbs
Variety:Bench

Fenway's vet bills have accumulated to the point that we are asking for donations to assist him. If you would like to make a donation to ESRA specifically for Fenway (2016-126AZ), make sure to indicate his name and intake number when you do so. Please click here to reach our Donations page to help Fenway. Fenway will cheer for you!
Newsflash! Fenway’s no longer on the “injured” list and he is all set to play! He has completed his rehab and is ready for adoption! 

This gentleman came to ESRA with one torn ACL and soon needed surgery on both knees. He has now recovered from two TPLO (tibial plateau leveling osteotomy) surgeries. This has become one of the most popular orthopedic surgeries performed on dogs who have torn an ACL. The philosophy behind the TPLO surgery is to completely change the dynamics of the dog’s knee so that the torn ligament becomes irrelevant to the stability of the knee itself.

Both of these were expensive procedures, and he could use a little help. 

Fenway can be shy at first, but once he gets to know you, he warms up quickly and is a real lover. He has met children, and seems to like them. He gets along great with other dogs and with cats.

Fenway can be anxious when he gets groomed or goes to the vet, but otherwise he is a super sweet, happy boy. His vet said that he can do almost anything except agility exercises following his surgeries. He can work up to long walks and increasingly challenging hikes; swimming is excellent exercise for Fenway as well. 

This boy is ready and able to go to his Forever Home. Could you be Fenway’s new teammate and coach?

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

Contact: Linnea Maxwell linneamaxwell@cox.net .

Posted: 9/18/16

Springers in California        top

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

Springers in Colorado        top
Check our Arnold, Nebraska foster home for more great dogs. Arnold is about four hours from Denver. Utah and Wyoming are also included in the ESRA Rocky Mountain Region, check them for more adoptable dogs. Contact rocky-mountain@springerrescue.org

BARKLEY
Littleton, CO

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ESRA#:2017-254WY
Status: Available
  
Age:10 months
Gender:Male
Color:Liver & White
Weight:44 lbs
Variety:Field
I am the new kid on the block here in Colorado and I am ready for it all! The sounds, the smells, the big backyard and the dogs. Oh yes, I love the other dogs and we play, play, play until we drop -- and sometimes my foster mom does too!

I think I am a pretty good-natured fellow. Playing with my Kong and playing fetch are high on my favorites list. I have been told I am pretty entertaining. I have heard the people call me friendly, bouncy, high energy and a typical Springer adolescent pup.

Woo! Woo! I forgot to tell you that I am an affectionate boy. I would love to crawl into any lap that can accommodate my 44 pounds!

Let me know if you're ready for a partner!
--Barkley



Barkley’s people think he is a work in progress, as might be expected at his age. He does okay on leash, but needs some work. He will counter surf if permitted and comes when he’s called (sometimes). He is crate trained, but isn’t crazy about it. House training is for Barkley is also progressing extremely well! His foster mom reports that he hasn’t had any accidents recently. Barkley also likes car rides and is a quiet passenger.

Barkley needs an active family that is able to provide plenty of activity for him. He would enjoy a playmate, but could adapt to life as a single dog with good, quality exercise. He has done well at doggy day care in the past. He probably is too energetic for younger children and he has not yet been tested with older children. He has not been tested with cats, either.

If you think you and your family are ready to help Barkley become an awesome adult dog, please let us know. He’s already an amazing pup!

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

Contact: Case Manager, Pam Waidler pbr2661@hotmail.com .

Posted: 7/13/17


PENNY
Westminster, CO

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ESRA#:2017-222KS
Status: Adoption Pending
  
Age:3 years
Gender:Female
Color:Liver & White
Weight:54 lbs
Variety:Field
Pretty as a penny describes our Colorado girl.  She is a sweetheart and loves being with her people.  

Penny loves her chew toys and will pick up a stray towel or shoe if made available!  After all, she is still a young girl!  She loves to greet her people with a toy (or towel) in her mouth. Sniffing and chasing rabbits are high on her list of pleasures, too. Penny loves her hour-long morning walk with her new foster brother.   She gets along well with him and did quite well with school-aged children and a baby. Cats are an unknown, but she has the prey drive expected of a field bred Springer.

Penny came to us due to her family’s concern about her safety.  When the front door was left open, Penny took advantage and went on her own run.  Although we have been cautious, Penny has not tried to bolt from her foster home.  She is content with her morning walk and spending time with her people. Yes, she is a Velcro Springer. She is a little shy on first meeting, but warms up quickly.

Penny could use some work on her leash-walking skills.  That said, she is a smart girl who learns quickly.  She is healthy and current on her vaccinations.  Penny came to us with a few extra pounds but has already shed four of those pounds.  Regular exercise and a good diet have helped.

Penny’s needs are simple. She wants a Forever Home that will provide her regular, moderate exercise and will provide her the attention and gentle care she deserves.  Let us know if you might be the right family for our girl!

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

Contact: Case Manager, Pam Waidler pbr2661@hotmail.com .

Posted: 7/11/17

Springers in Hawaii        top

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

Springers in Idaho        top
Check our Washington foster homes for more great dogs. Most of our Idaho dogs go to Spokane, Washington. Contact Barb Doolin, Coordinator for Eastern Washington and Idaho, livernwhite@comcast.net

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

Springers in Montana        top

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

Springers in Nevada        top


TOBY
Laughlin, NV

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ESRA#:2017-229AZ
Status: Adoption Pending
  
Age:6 years
Gender:Male
Color:Black & White
Weight:32 lbs
Variety:Bench
What a darling dog! That's the first words his foster mom said when she picked up Toby. Toby is a little on the small side for a Springer boy, weighing just thirty-two pounds. He rides great in a car and is doing well in his foster home that he shares with three dogs and a cat.

Toby is house trained and will sleep in a crate. He was a reluctant owner relinquishment. His family had a major upheaval in their lives, and the mom (along with six children) needed to move. So ESRA was there to help rehome this great little dog.

Toby is neutered, up to date on his shots and heartworm negative. He loves children and would do well in a home with children, other dogs and even a cat! He's just an all-around good boy.

Could you have that home that Toby is looking for?

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

Contact: Foster Home , Pam Farnsworth mykeslady@aol.com .

Posted: 6/28/17

Springers in New Mexico        top

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

Springers in Oklahoma        top

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

Springers in Oregon        top

RANGER
Portland, OR

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ESRA#:2017-202WA2017-203WA
Status: AvailableAvailable
   
Age:4 years3 years
Gender:MaleMale
Color:Liver & WhiteLiver & White
Weight:50 lbs50
Variety:FieldMix

Interested in Ranger and Tucker? Then read about bonded pairs and the benefits of adopting these special best friends.
Ranger and Tucker are a happy pair of Springers looking for a Forever Home so they can stay together. These sweet boys were rescued from a homeless person, but sadly the family that rescued them found out that Mom is allergic to dogs. They turned to ESRA for help finding a Forever Home that will keep this pair together.

Ranger is liver and white and estimated to be four years old. He does well with other dogs, likes children but is unknown with cats. Ranger has a full tail, is playful and energetic. Ranger is the leader of the pack and is always looking for an adventure.

Tucker is also liver and white and while mostly Springer, we think there may be a bit of Brittany thrown in the mix. Tucker also does well with other dogs and likes children. He has not been tested with cats. Tucker is the follower and very happy to snuggle with Ranger or follow him to whatever adventure awaits.

These two are as sweet as can be, and their foster mom reports that every time she has them out for a walk, someone comments on how beautiful they are. Both boys are very snuggly and, in typical Springer fashion, love those tummy rubs. They are house trained, crate trained and do well at the groomers. A securely-fenced yard is a must, as they do try to dig and go looking for adventures.  

Ranger and Tucker are both neutered, microchipped and up to date on all preventative vaccinations. 

If you would like to meet Ranger and Tucker, please fill out an adoption application today.

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

Contact: Barb Doolin livernwhite@comcast.net .

Posted: 6/03/17

Springers in Texas        top
Please check our Oklahoma and Arkansas areas for additional great dogs. These two states are considered "local" to North Texas. Contact: Beth Maryan beth.maryan@gmail.com for more information.

ZEKE
Dallas, TX

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ESRA#:2017-1TX
Status: Available
  
Age:5 years
Gender:Male
Color:Liver & White
Weight:43 lbs
Variety:Bench
Our precious Zeke has one of those faces that melts your heart.  He is a living doll!

Zeke was found as a stray, had bright pink skin, a patchy coat, painful ears and tested heartworm positive. We believe he also endured harsh treatment by his humans in his past -- a gentle reach toward him caused him to urinate in fear.  He will need a special and understanding family. Our best guess is that he's roughly five years old.

He is now heartworm free and his allergies are well controlled.  He is very well socialized, greets everyone he encounters with a wiggle butt and a huge "hello" and a face full of kisses.  He has such an outgoing and friendly personality.  Yet still, on occasion, we catch a glimpse of that frightened little boy that arrived months ago.

Zeke is in excellent shape, at his ideal weight, neutered, current on shots and microchipped.  He does require a high-quality kibble and daily dose of Apoquel to keep his allergies in check.

Zeke can be protective of his belongings.  His new family will need to be an experienced dog owner and must continue with his behavior modification.  When he's playing with a toy and you move toward him, he now immediately drops his toy and runs wiggling toward you.  He is best suited for an adult home.  Zeke loves other dogs, but given he doesn't like sharing his toys, he will need to be the only pup in the house unless the resident dog doesn't play with toys. He is unknown with cats.  He is an excellent client at the groomer and patient at the vet's office.

Aside from this, Zeke is the most tender-hearted, devoted, loving companion you could imagine.  We ADORE him so! He is well-mannered, obedient and only wants to please you.  He walks nicely on a leash.  He loves car rides, but once in a while he will get car sick if he's just had a meal.  It is rare that this happens.

Zeke deserves the best of the best!  If you believe you can give Zeke all that and more AND are able to continue with his training, please email his foster mom.

On a side note, his foster mom could not bring herself to cut off his adorable curly locks atop his head!

Please note: Due to the heat of the summer months, the airlines will not fly dogs during this season. Please don’t ask us to do that.

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

Contact: Beth Maryan beth.maryan@gmail.com .

Posted: 7/23/17

LIZZIE
Austin, TX

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ESRA#:2017-211TX
Status: Available
  
Age:12 years
Gender:Female
Color:Liver & White
Weight:45 lbs
Variety:Field

Thinking about bringing Lizzie or another wonderful Senior Springer into your family? Read why rescuing Senior Springers is a top priority for ESRA.
Are you an active senior looking for an active dog?  Then please consider our Springers for Seniors program and our new arrival, Lizzie!  This beauty may be exactly the companion you’re looking for!

Lizzie has been well cared for by her loving family who is, unfortunately, moving overseas.  While they would love to take Lizzie with them, they aren’t sure that’s the best option for this vibrant, active girl.  Lizzie needs room to run and play.  She enjoys short runs or long walks as well as playing ball.  When playtime is over, Lizzie enjoys curling up next to you where she can soak up all the love you have to give. 

This obedient girl is friendly with everyone she meets.  She gets along well with other dogs and also cats. She is crate trained, but there’s really no need to crate her because she’s completely house trained.  She can wait about six hours before needing to go outside. 

Lizzie is spayed, current on vaccinations, heartworm negative and microchipped.  As with any senior, she does have a few health conditions such as arthritis and some hearing loss.  She has received regular dentals and had ACL surgeries in 2014 and 2015 on her rear legs.  She was diagnosed with a Level II heart murmur in 2013, but she does not require medication.  Her vet discovered a benign tumor in her stomach in 2015 which requires her to eat small kibble or canned food.  She is also given a cranberry supplement for her bladder. We have been able to obtain Lizzie’s medical records and will be happy to share that information with her new foster family or adopter.

Lizzie is a smart, happy girl who is full of life and ready for her next adventure!  She’s waiting just for you!

Please note: Due to the heat of the summer months, the airlines will not fly dogs during this season. Please don’t ask us to do that.

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

Contact: Sheri Cromwell scromwell@wildblue.net .

Posted: 6/21/17

BELLA MARIE
Dallas, TX

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ESRA#:2017-181TX
Status: Available
  
Age:9 years
Gender:Female
Color:L&W Tricolor
Weight:43 lbs
Variety:Field
Meet our stunning supermodel, Bella Marie!  Hard to take your eyes off that gorgeous face of hers!  Not only is she drop-dead gorgeous, she is one very cool Springer girl!

Bella is a very, very young nine years old -- she is lean, very athletic and in amazing shape.  She loves to run, chase squirrels up trees, retrieve her tennis ball, swim and anything else a field girl would enjoy.  In the house, she is the world's sweetest snuggle bug, her head -- or more likely her entire body -- on your lap.  She loves sleeping in her foster mom's bed at night.

Bella has been the loveliest of guests.  She is beyond perfect with all other dogs, submissive and non-confrontational to all.  She is also known to be good with cats.  There's nothing that Bella enjoys more than playing fetch with her tennis ball.  In fact, she is obsessed with it!  She will chase down her ball for hours, will bring it back and drop it in front of you, and will leap four feet and catch it mid-air.  She is absolutely amazing!  When play time is over, the ball MUST be put out of sight.

We've almost gotten her severe ear and urinary tract infections behind us.  Because of her history with ongoing painful ear infections, Bella arrived very leery of us approaching her ears.  After some work, she is far more comfortable with her ears being handled.

Bella is spayed, current on all vaccinations and tested negative for heartworms. She is on monthly heartworm and flea prevention and she is microchipped.  Her teeth have also been cleaned.

We would love to find a home for Bella where her family has lots of time for her.  She would love lots of outdoor activities where she can truly be a Springer girl, having room to run, nice long daily walks, perhaps a swimming area, and of course all the love in the world.  Please email her foster family if you can give Bella all that she deserves.

Please note: Due to the heat of the summer months, the airlines will not fly dogs during this season. Please don’t ask us to do that.

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

Contact: Beth Maryan beth.maryan@gmail.com .

Posted: 6/18/17

CISCO
Dallas, TX

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ESRA#:2016-582TX
Status: Available
  
Age:2 years
Gender:Male
Color:Liver & White
Weight:45 lbs
Variety:Field
Meet our fabulous Cisco! He is a beauty -- tall, leggy, lean and majestic. Always wearing a smile, he loves life. He is an exuberant and stunning athlete; he prances with the most beautiful gait. We believe he is likely a mix of field-bred Springer, English Setter and Brittany. He is of excellent temperament and a wonderfully sociable and outgoing boy!

His favorite pastimes are "hunting" in the backyard. Sometimes we wonder how he doesn't run into anything as his head and eyes are always looking up in the trees for critters. He loves his stuffed toys and is always toting one in his mouth around the house. He would make the most phenomenal companion with an "outdoorsman"— a best buddy and sidekick for running, hiking and hunting. He is also a loving, affectionate boy who cannot get enough of your attention. 

He has come such a long way in foster care, but his Forever Family will need to continue with his training and leash skills. He is housetrained and crate trained but still a young dog who can get into trouble. He is best suited for older children given his size and exuberance. He is not a good candidate for a home with cats. He gets along famously with other dogs but preferably he will be placed with a female dog or as an only dog.

Cisco is very healthy, neutered, current on all his vaccinations and microchipped. We are, though, still trying to add a bit of weight on him.

Cisco will be a dream dog for the right owner. Please reach out to his Case Manager if Cisco appears to be a perfect match for you.

Please note: Due to the heat of the summer months, the airlines will not fly dogs during this season. Please don’t ask us to do that.

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

Contact: Beth Maryan beth.maryan@gmail.com .

Posted: 2/17/17

OREO
Austin, TX

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ESRA#:2014-354TX
Status: Available
  
Age:9 years
Gender:Male
Color:Black & White
Weight:40 lbs
Variety:Bench
Oreo is everything a great companion should be – he’s handsome, smart, sweet and playful. He knows the basic commands: Sit, Down and Stay. He will look into a crate but has no desire to go into one. He freely roams his foster home and has not had any problems. He is house trained and will go to the back door when he needs to go out. He gets along well with his Springer foster sister who tries to remind him daily that she is the boss.

Oreo is a great watch dog and alerts you if an animal or person gets anywhere close to the house. He does sometimes get on the furniture, but will get down when asked. He adores going for rides in the car, but needs to keep his seatbelt on so he doesn’t have too much fun playing in the car.

Oreo’s foster mom has this to say:

He is super sweet and cute. He is a great dog and we enjoy fostering him. He does display the typical Velcro Springer traits - he has the wiggle butt and he likes to follow his people around everywhere. Oreo sleeps on a dog bed at night and naps in front of the window during the day. He gets along great with his ten-year-old human foster sister. Oreo needs some basic training to help him learn to walk on a leash. Obedience training would serve him well in this area, because he loves to go for walks and does well at the dog park.


Oreo is a very healthy and happy boy. While he may be about seven years old, he acts like a toddler with his enthusiasm and playfulness. Oreo would prefer a home where either his owner is home most of the time, or a home with another dog so he won’t get lonely. He’s current on all his vaccinations and is microchipped. He is ready now to go to his Forever Home.

Please note: Due to the heat of the summer months, the airlines will not fly dogs during this season. Please don’t ask us to do that.

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

Contact: Felicia Adams springer.rescue@yahoo.com .

Posted: 9/12/14


BRICE
Houston, TX

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ESRA#:2016-484TX
Status: Adoption Pending
  
Age:12 years
Gender:Male
Color:Liver & White
Weight:45 lbs
Variety:Bench

Thinking about bringing Brice or another wonderful Senior Springer into your family? Read why rescuing Senior Springers is a top priority for ESRA.
Brice is a sweet, gentle old man who has negotiated lots of lumps and bumps in the road of life. Like lots of us, he has some arthritis, a growth here and there, and is a bit hard of hearing. But he still loves a nice walk in the fresh air, a dip in the pool, a kiss and a hug, hanging out on the couch with his people and the company of other dogs. 

We know he didn’t have much of a life before ESRA took him on and he was very ill when he came into rescue. His blood work revealed he was not producing red blood cells at a sufficient rate to sustain his life. After a few months of treatment, Brice has made great progress health-wise and he deserves to be loved and well cared for in his later years.

Brice is house trained, uses the dog door and is up to date on all his shots. The medicines he is currently taking are supplements: Vetri Science Senior Multivitamin and Dasuquin. Brice was taking Doxycycline daily (in case he had a tick-borne disease or an infection) but we have taken him off the Doxy and will test him shortly to see if his blood work is remaining in normal range without the drug.

Brice is not a demanding type; he is happy to rest on a comfy pillow by your chair in the office or lay on the couch with you when you watch television. He is older, so he does enjoy his naps. But come walk time, he is ready to go a couple of laps. Brice gets along with all the people and animals he has met. He loves them and they love him. He loves his treats and dinner. He does get anxious when riding in the car and needs to be kenneled.

If you are interested having a loving old guy to hang out with, Brice is your man!

Please note: Due to the heat of the summer months, the airlines will not fly dogs during this season. Please don’t ask us to do that.

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

Contact: Sheri Cromwell scromwell@wildblue.net .

Posted: 11/08/16


GEORGIE
Austin, TX

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ESRA#:2017-107TX
Status: Adoption Pending
  
Age:2 years
Gender:Male
Color:Liver & White
Weight:32 lbs
Variety:Bench
Georgie is a one-of-a-kind Springer with sparkling hazel eyes. He may be a little guy, but he has a giant heart.

He loves, loves, loves people. Once he gets to know you, he wants you to hug and cuddle on him, especially children. Georgie is a bit shy at first and takes time to warm up, but this cuddlebug is completely worth the wait.

Georgie wasn’t well socialized early in life, but in his foster family he has spent time out in the big wide world going to stores and parks and meeting new friends. Georgie is now learning that strangers are just future best friends. Georgie will never leave your side once he knows you’re his person. His big hazel eyes are full of love and trust, looking very serious, which is deceptive because he is so goofy and fun-loving.

Although young, he has quickly learned to read the temperature of the room and will settle down quickly for nap when appropriate. He will also be keen to go for a romp when you’re ready, though! Short bursts of activity, like tug of war, runs around the yard, or chasing a ball seem to satisfy his exercise needs. The perfect home for Georgie is one where he has some company most of the time and another dog to hang out with. He loves children and would be a great family dog. He’s also great with cats and other dogs, and will try to entice even the grumpiest of pups into a romp with him in the yard. Although crate trained, he would love to share a bed with you!

This beautiful boy is happy, healthy, and ready for his new home. He’s microchipped, neutered and current on all his vaccines.

Georgie is a total sweetheart that loves easily and is easy to love. Be warned: once he looks into your eyes, you've likely got yourself a dog. If you're ready, come meet him!

Please note: Due to the heat of the summer months, the airlines will not fly dogs during this season. Please don’t ask us to do that.

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

Contact: Felicia Adams springer.rescue@yahoo.com .

Posted: 6/05/17


SPARKY
Houston, TX

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ESRA#:2017-37TX
Status: Adoption Pending
  
Age:8 years
Gender:Male
Color:Liver & White
Weight:50 lbs
Variety:Bench
Are you looking for a quiet, well-mannered friend?  Then you must meet Sparky!  Sparky’s foster mom describes him as a sweet and loving companion.  He follows her every step and loves to get belly rubs.

Sparky was found as a stray and the nice lady who found him contacted ESRA.  An owner was located; however, they decided they wanted a better life for Sparky.  Seems that he was living outside due to the owner’s allergies.  He was bored and lonely, so Sparky decided to go on adventures! His foster home must be a happy place, because Sparky has never once tried to escape.  

At first it was a little difficult adjusting to his new home, but Sparky eventually began to feel safe and loved. There were a few growling incidents, but it didn’t take long before he became part of the pack.  Sparky is happy as long has he doesn’t have to compete for attention. Can you ever get enough love?  Sparky doesn’t think so! 

What a good boy!  Sparky is house trained, crate trained and loves his toys.  He gets very excited and does a little dance before sitting politely for his treat. He’s not a high energy dog, but he would enjoy a daily walk or playtime in the yard as long as you’re with him.  Some basic training would be a great way to bond with him. While Sparky enjoys going outside to explore the back yard, he mostly wants to be a couch potato. He loves to go for car rides, especially when he gets a treat from the drive thru.  Cautious around strangers, he may bark or growl until you reassure him that everything is okay.  Then he warms up quickly, seeking affection. 

Sparky is neutered, current on vaccinations and microchipped.  He just completed heartworm treatment, so he’s ready to find his FOREVER home!   Please send us your application today to make this fabulous guy part of your family!

Please note: Due to the heat of the summer months, the airlines will not fly dogs during this season. Please don’t ask us to do that.

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

Contact: Sheri Cromwell scromwell@wildblue.net .

Posted: 5/17/17


EMORY
Allen, TX

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ESRA#:2017-121TX
Status: Adoption Pending
  
Age:7 years
Gender:Male
Color:Liver & White
Weight:58 lbs
Variety:Bench
Please welcome Emory, the gentleman with handsomely classic Springer good looks, to our program.  We are thrilled to have the opportunity to turn this lovely boy's life around.

His life as a pup started out with his human dad who hunted with him.  Due to a move, he was given away to a family via Craig’s List. But when Emory didn't get along with the resident dogs, he was passed on to a family member who sequestered him exclusively and continuously to the back yard.

For the last five years, Emory has lived alone in solitude with no vet care, no affection and the need and longing for something to occupy himself.  Unfortunately, his boredom and lack of stimulation resulted in occasional bouts of spinning and chasing his tail. This typically occurs when he's excited or needs some exercise -- yet it stops the minute he's distracted.  This behavior should subside as time goes on.

Since Emory’s arrival, he is now enjoying the life of an indoor dog along with air conditioning!  He is so sincerely excited and appreciative of his new-found companionship, too.

And, oh, what a major lover boy he is!  He is now flea free. His dry, sun-bleached coat has been shaved off, and he's on antibiotics for ear and skin infections.  Emory is basking in all the love and attention he's been receiving in his foster home.  He's learning basic obedience commands and leash manners.

Emory is absolutely wonderful! He is friendly with everyone and quite a social guy who is eager to go anywhere. He's housetrained, crate trained and good with cats.  He would do well with older children who would treat him respectfully.  He loves his toys, and boy, does he love his belly rubs.  Emory does need to live as an only dog in the household.  He's not fond of strange dogs in his face, but has fared very well meeting other dogs at the vet, pet store and on walks.

Emory's ideal home would have a stay- or work-at-home family, as he has spent far too many years alone.  We would like him to be an integral family member, included and involved whenever possible.  While he can be very laid-back, Emory's mind is sharp and in need of stimulation.  He needs daily exercise, good long walks and jogs, sniffing and exploring time -- time spent being a Springer!

Emory’s in good health.  He tested negative for heartworms, he was brought current on routine vaccinations and his blood work was good.  He was in desperate need of a dental, which we have done.  He is trim and fit.

We cannot begin to sing his praises enough.  If you are his "match made in heaven," please contact his Case Manager.

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

Contact: Beth Maryan beth.maryan@gmail.com .

Posted: 4/19/17


CARMEN
Dallas, TX

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ESRA#:2016-127TX
Status: Deceased
Date:2017-07-08
  
Age:5 years
Gender:Female
Color:Black & White
Weight:25 lbs
Variety:Bench
Meet sweet Carmen ... She’s quite a survivor and ESRA’s newest Special Needs pup.

Carmen has the dearest, softest and most gentle eyes — they will melt your heart. And those eyes never leave the humans helping her. She is eating up lots of love and attention from her foster family, rolling over for belly rubs every chance she gets! She will bark and whine if she can’t be snuggled up next to her foster mom. She’s happiest with her head resting in someone’s lap. She has come a long way in a short time in foster care, settling in, feeling a little more safe and secure, less helpless, and getting accustomed to the other Springers in the home.

How she came to be in the poor physical condition ESRA found her is a mystery with questions we may never have answered. It had been reported through social media that, obviously injured and needing immediate vet care, this little dog had been abandoned in a park on a stormy day. Picked up and taken to the Garland shelter, her shelter post went viral on Facebook with hundreds of posts pleading to save this beautiful Springer. ESRA was at the shelter the next morning when the doors opened!

Read more about Carmen by clicking the heart icon which will take you to her Special Needs page. Developing a treatment plan for her will be costly, and exactly what her future holds is not yet clear, but, lucky for Carmen, she is now an ESRA Springer and what ESRA can do for her has no limits because of the generous support we can count on from our staunch friends.

Please note: Due to the heat of the summer months, the airlines will not fly dogs during this season. Please don’t ask us to do that.

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

Contact: Beth Maryan beth.maryan@gmail.com .

Posted: 3/17/16

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Check our Arnold Nebraska foster home for more great dogs. Arnold is about four hours from Denver. Colorado and Wyoming are also included in the ESRA Rocky Mountain Region, check them for more adoptable dogs. Contact DeLon and Lindy Garbett, Utah Coordinators, delon_lindy@yahoo.com

POLLY
Salt Lake City, UT

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ESRA#:2017-40UT
Status: Available
  
Age:7 years
Gender:Female
Color:Liver & White
Weight:70 lbs
Variety:Mix
Polly is a very sweet girl and lives to be loved.  

She is very good in the house and sleeps on a bed on the floor but would love to cuddle with you if you let her.  Her ideal home would be with someone who is home most of the day. She will always greet you at the door and is so happy to see you!  

Polly loves children and likes to follow them around the yard. Cats are not an issue with Polly and once she knows what to expect from them, you can expect to catch them sniffing each other so sweetly!

Polly is a sweet girl who is waiting for her Forever Home. Could that home be yours?

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

Contact: Coordinator , DeLon Garbett dgarbett.gb@gmail.com .

Posted: 5/31/17

ROXY
Kanab, UT

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ESRA#:2017-138UT
Status: Available
  
Age:8 years
Gender:Female
Color:B&W Tricolor
Weight:35 lbs
Variety:Mix
Meet Roxy, an eight-year-old Cavalier King Charles Spaniel mix.  She is a spunky little girl who is curious about everything.   She is fine with the other dogs and cats in her foster home and tried to play with the old cat, which was funny to watch.

Roxy is house trained and now crate trained.   Roxy is getting used to being left alone for short periods of times.

She is responding to affection by giving kisses and jumping into laps.   She will follow you around and lay down nearby with her head between her paws.  She also lets you know when it is time for breakfast or supper.

We do not know what Roxy’s first home situation was like except that there were children in that home.
  
Roxy would probably do best where someone is home most of the day.  She is fine on unleashed walks in her foster home’s rural, country area.

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

Contact: Coordinator , DeLon Garbett dgarbett.gb@gmail.com .

Posted: 4/25/17


JASMINE
Taylorsville, UT

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ESRA#:2016-288UT
Status: Adoption Pending
  
Age:8 years
Gender:Female
Color:Black & White
Weight:44 lbs
Variety:Field
It's a whole new world for Jasmine! She's come a long way from being an outside hunting dog and having puppies.

She's smart, playful, snugly, eager to please and learn. Jasmine needs a family that will continue to help her learn with positive training and learning the ropes while gaining confidence. She wants to be included and part of the family.

Jasmine has learned the dog door and is house trained. She's also learned that she is allowed in the house and how to relax inside. She's crate trained. At first, the crate was the only place she felt comfortable. Once she saw the other dogs were allowed out, she wanted out too.

She's also learning to ride in the car. Being inside the car is a new experience for her.

This girl is an active eight-year-old. She loves toys (balls, Frisbee, sticks) and belly rubs. She loves to be with her people. She's happy to sit at your feet, but if allowed would love to be snuggled under your arm. If she's next to you, you must have your arm around her to pet her! She loves to go with her people. She would love her own fluffy bed or to join you on your bed.

She will greet you with a wiggle butt and happy WOO HOO! Jasmine also “woo-hoos” when she is hungry and as a thank you.

She's working on her leash manners (she probably was never exposed to one), her tendency to be a bit mouthy and her love of leather shoes and handbags. What lady doesn't like shoes and handbags?

Jasmine is whistle trained to Come and Sit. She also knows Up, Down, Sit and Come. She's apparently a strong swimmer. She likes to run through the sprinklers.

The mellow dogs are her favorites. She can be selective with some dogs. When she came into foster care, she was a bit fearful of the intentions of other dogs. She doesn't like to be cornered by other dogs and is also afraid they will take her food. She will warn them with a growl. She was very "interested" in the dog savvy cats at the vet’s office.

Jasmine has recently had some mammary tumors removed, been spayed and had some bad teeth removed. She’s feeling a lot better now!

She did have one tumor that was questionable and she will need a few x-rays as follow up over the next year. The vet feels that she is good to go and is ready to move to her Forever Home.

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

Contact: Coordinator , DeLon Garbett dgarbett.gb@gmail.com .

Posted: 9/21/16


EMMIE
Salt Lake City, UT

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ESRA#:2017-149UT
Status: Adoption Pending
  
Age:8 years
Gender:Female
Color:Liver & White
Weight:35 lbs
Variety:Field
Emmie is a very well-mannered girl and is a delight to have around.  She likes walks where she can wander a little and she always keeps her eye on you so you don’t wander off.  

She is very good with children and gets along with all the dogs she has met. Cats are not a problem for Emmie, either.  

She needs a gentle hand and is very independent for a Springer.  If given the chance, Emmie will blossom in a fine companion. She deserves a loving Forever Home and is waiting for the perfect family. Are you the family Emmie is waiting for?

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

Contact: Coordinator , DeLon Garbett dgarbett.gb@gmail.com .

Posted: 5/31/17

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MURPHY
Seattle, WA

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ESRA#:2017-216WA
Status: Available
  
Age:8 years
Gender:Female
Color:Black & White
Weight:45 lbs
Variety:Bench
Murphy is a black-and-white eight-year-old beautiful girl looking for her Forever Home.  Her relinquishing family loved her very much, but she was not happy when an infant joined the family. As a result, she has spent the past three years moving between homes with friends and family members. This has been hard on Murphy, so they turned to ESRA to find her a stable environment so she will never need to move again.

Murphy would be happiest with a family that is retired or works from home where she could be the only dog. No small children for this girl, but we believe she would be okay in a home with teenagers. 

Murphy does well with other dogs in a dog park, but prefers to be the only dog in her home.  She might do well with a submissive male, but this alpha girl should not live with another female dog.   

Murphy's foster dad reports that she loves to snuggle and will talk when excited, usually with a howl.  This happens at meal time and is quite charming.  Murphy sleeps on her own bed and does not need a crate.  She likes watching television and gets excited when she sees animals on TV, usually other dogs.  Murphy loves car rides and wants to sit in the front seat with her paw on his gearshift hand.

Murphy is spayed, microchipped and up to date on all preventative vaccinations. 

If you would like to meet Murphy, please fill out an adoption application today.

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

Contact: Barb Doolin livernwhite@comcast.net .

Posted: 6/28/17

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

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