SPRINGERS AVAILABLE IN THE WEST
 
WEST MIDWEST NORTHEAST SOUTHEAST CANADA SHELTERS


This page was last updated on 4/24/18

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This is Oliver
from Austin, TX

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Cooper   Gunner   Perseus   Sofia  
Postings: Born To Run   Columbo   Glory Days   Oliver   Oreo   Orion   The Boss  
Seniors for Seniors: Columbo   Sofia  
Adoption Pending: Baxter   Dudley   Noel   Springsteen  
 

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

Although ESRA does not have any Springers available for adoption in Alaska at this time, we 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.

Springers in Arizona        top

Although ESRA does not have any Springers available for adoption in Arizona at this time, we 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.

Springers in California        top

PERSEUS
Tustin, CA

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Percy, right, with Annabeth

ESRA#:2018-113CA
Status: Available
  
Age:3 months
Gender:Male
Color:Unique coat
Weight:12 lbs
Variety:Mix
Click here to see the puppies playing with their larger cousins!
This is Perseus (or Percy, as his foster family calls him), an adorable Springer/border collie puppy. Animal control officers found him along with his brother and two sisters abandoned on a street in Bakersfield. ESRA was at the shelter the day the puppies became available, and they are now thriving in foster care. Their foster families are diligently working on housetraining skills and basic manners while the little ones are in the house. Outside, of course, it is a free-for-all with puppies romping, play-fighting, chewing on toys, and exploring their new territory. They are also playing well with the resident dogs, who are teaching them how to properly interact with other canines.

Percy is energetic and loves to tumble and chase balls. He is a cuddler and will let you pet him for as long as you want. Percy is looking for a home where he will have another young dog to play with, a family who will include him in every aspect of their daily activities, and obedience classes to help him learn how to become the best companion possible.

Percy has had his first set of puppy shots, and he has been dewormed, microchipped, and neutered. His new owners will be responsible for his next two sets of puppy shots, including his rabies vaccination with the final set. They will also be responsible for ensuring that Percy is properly licensed for whichever area his new home is in.

Important notes about puppies:

We do not place puppies as presents or surprises. The entire prospective adopting family needs to come to Tustin to meet Percy. 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.


Please note that an approved adoption application is the first step in a more thorough interview process that is designed to match each dog to exactly the right family, and that the final decision rests with the dog's case manager.

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

Contact: Case Manager, Cindy Pierson lpie229620@gmail.com .

Posted: 4/03/18

COOPER
San Jacinto, CA

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ESRA#:2018-83CA
Status: Available
  
Age:5 years
Gender:Male
Color:Black & White
Weight:38 lbs
Variety:Mix
From Cooper's foster family: We are proud to present our newest foster, a "brown-eyed baby boy" called Cooper -- Coop to his friends and family. Cooper spent thirty days in a Riverside shelter after having been picked up as a stray. Because he looks as if he is part Springer, ESRA was alerted by the shelter. His time was running out, and the staff thought his life needed to be spared. We agree!

When he arrived here at his foster home, Coop had just been neutered, and he had a severe ear infection along with terrible breath. While we waited for his surgery site to heal, we vigorously addressed the ear infection. We also noticed dangling rear dew claws that might accidentally be ripped off if they were not removed. Cooper's teeth were also badly in need of a cleaning, so we elected to have both procedures done after his neuter site was completely healed. Coop has now been totally cleared by our vet. He is up to date on his inoculations, and the surgical sites have healed completely. The dental procedure cured his breath, which now smells as fresh as a spring flower!

Cooper is ready to find his Forever Family. Since arriving in foster care, he has had a refresher course in housetraining. After settling in, he has learned to accept all our dogs -- a Springer, a shitzu, and even our "wild child" golden retriever. Coop also has no issues with our cats.

We think that Cooper likely suffered some abuse in his past life. He is a little leery when first meeting new people, and he cowers if he sees anything in your hand and thinks he might be a target. However, this sweet guy shows no aggressive behavior as a result of his past experiences. Rather, he constantly seeks attention and closeness and wants to jump up on you when you are either sitting or standing. He just craves affection and desperately needs to be loved. We feel that while Coop would be fine in a home with a non-alpha canine companion, he would much rather be the one and only dog in his new Forever Family so he can soak up all the loving for himself!

Coop's leash-walking skills are not too bad, but they could use a little tweaking. As with most of our foster dogs, Cooper will benefit from an obedience class which will teach him the ropes and increase bonding between him and his new family. At first, Coop was very nervous and would barely tolerate car rides. Now he jumps in with the pack, and he has learned to relax like the rest of them. He LOVES toys and also elk bones, which help keep his teeth clean.

Although Coop is a Springer mix, he definitely has that Springer personality that we love. So if you like the looks of Cooper and don't mind him flushing birds from your yard, He's your guy. He would also make a great bed warmer for those cool California nights! If you want to learn more about this dear boy, contact us at the email address below.

Please note that the approved application is the first step in a more thorough interview process that is designed to match each dog to exactly the right family, and that the final decision rests with the dog's case manager.

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

Contact: Foster Home, Bill and Gay Sterling Wmjsterling@aol.com .

Posted: 4/16/18

GUNNER
Hemet, CA

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Gunner's first birthday, 3/30/18

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Where's Gunner?

ESRA#:2018-69CA
Status: Available
  
Age:12 months
Gender:Male
Color:Black & White
Weight:37 lbs
Variety:Field
UPDATE, 3/30/18: Happy first birthday to Gunner! We're so pleased with the progress he is making on the road to recovery. To find out more and see new photos and a video, click the Special Needs link above.
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From Gunner’s foster mom: We are pleased to introduce a truly amazing boy who came into foster care on February 24. Gunner had been diagnosed with some pretty serious health issues for such a young pup. His relinquishing family did not feel that they were able to cope with these issues, so we are grateful that they called ESRA. Despite obviously feeling unwell and being frightened by the multiple changes in his life, Gunner entered our yard with tail wagging, showing that he was willing to meet the resident dogs. Gunner came to us with all his worldly possessions – a huge bag of soft and squeaky stuffed toys, a bed that he is very attached to, and his required daily medication.

We watched Gunner enjoy the day sniffing, finding outside toys to chew on, and interacting with the other dogs. He would have bursts of puppy energy followed by long periods of inertia. When it came to mealtime, Gunner refused to eat. While this is not unusual for a new foster dog, we were concerned not only because of his illness but because he was approximately fifteen pounds underweight. His ribs and spine showed through his skin. Out came the treats, but to no avail. Gunner did not have a meal until the middle of the next day, and he then took only a small portion of what he should have eaten. Later that day, we noticed that his breathing had become labored. For more information about Gunner’s medical issues, please follow the above link to his Special Needs page.

We have discovered that Gunner is one soft, squishy, cuddly Springer youngster! When you hold him on your lap, he just melts into your body. He loves his “stuffies” and sleeps with several in his bed at night. See the photo at left -- not only did he pull out all those toys, but he also tugged the comforter off the couch so he could nap on it! When Gunner is outside, he enjoys sniffing his way around the property and engaging in brief bouts of play with the resident dogs.

We know that Gunner will need another young dog in his new Forever Home. It is going to take some time for us to learn more about this boy and what will make him the happiest and most content Springer. Please keep checking back for updates as we get more acquainted with this handsome young love bug.

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

Contact: Case Manager, Cindy Pierson lpie229620@gmail.com .

Posted: 3/04/18

ORION
Tustin, CA

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Orion, right, play-fights with Annabeth

ESRA#:2018-114CA
Status: Available
  
Age:3 months
Gender:Male
Color:Unique coat
Weight:13 lbs
Variety:Mix
Click here to see the puppies playing with their larger cousins!
Meet Orion, an adorable Springer/border collie puppy. Animal control officers found him along with his brother and two sisters abandoned on a street in Bakersfield. ESRA was at the shelter the day the puppies became available, and they are now thriving in foster care. Their foster families are diligently working on housetraining skills and basic manners while the little ones are in the house. Outside, of course, it is a free-for-all with puppies romping, play-fighting, chewing on toys, and exploring their new territory. They are also playing well with the resident dogs, who are teaching them how to properly interact with other canines.

Orion is very smart, outgoing, and playful, and he LOVES to hog all the toys. He will come to you frequently for snuggles. Orion is looking for a home where he will have another young dog to play with, a family who will include him in every aspect of their daily activities, and obedience classes to help him learn how to become the best companion possible.

Orion has had his first set of puppy shots, and he has been dewormed, microchipped, and neutered. His new owners will be responsible for his next two sets of puppy shots, including his rabies vaccination with the final set. They will also be responsible for ensuring that Orion is properly licensed for whichever area his new home is in.

Important notes about puppies:

We do not place puppies as presents or surprises. The entire prospective adopting family needs to come to Tustin to meet Orion. 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.


Please note that an approved adoption application is the first step in a more thorough interview process that is designed to match each dog to exactly the right family, and that the final decision rests with the dog's case manager.

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

Contact: Case Manager, Cindy Pierson lpie229620@gmail.com .

Posted: 4/03/18


DUDLEY
San Francisco, CA

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ESRA#:2018-144CA
Status: Adoption Pending
  
Age:5 years
Gender:Male
Color:Black & White
Weight:40 lbs
Variety:Bench
Meet Dudley, a super adorable and sweet Springer who will steal anyone's heart within seconds! Dudley is a healthy boy who has lived with his original human family since he was a puppy, and he has been loved and very well taken care of all his life. Last year, his family welcomed a baby. Soon after the baby's arrival, Dudley began to show signs of anxiety, which caused him to develop some resource-guarding issues with the family's female Springer. Knowing that he was uncomfortable with his new life, Dudley's family turned to ESRA for help in finding him a new home without small children or other dogs. It is our feeling that he would be fine with children of twelve and older. Cats are an unknown with Dudley, but we think that it would be best if there were no other small animals of any species in his new household.

This boy is a mellow cuddle bug. When Dudley isn't sunbathing by an open window, he enjoys giving gentle kisses to his people or playing with a plush toy. Dudley loves being with his family, and he will follow them around wherever they go. He is crate trained and housetrained, and he rides well in the car. He knows the commands Sit, Down, Shake, and Stay. Best of all, this sweetheart will always greet you with a huge Springer smile, and he will be happy to snuggle and share your bed with you!

Dudley is neutered, up to date with his shots, heartworm negative, and on preventive flea, tick, and heartworm medications. He has recently had his teeth cleaned.

Anyone interested in adopting Dudley must realize that in order for him to become a wonderful Forever Friend, it is absolutely necessary to include him in all phases of family life. His activity level in his former home was medium low. However, we feel that Dudley would benefit from being part of an active family. He will enjoy any and all activities as long as his people are near him.

Sweet, handsome Dudley is looking for a Forever Home where he will receive the unconditional love he deserves and be able to return that love. If you think that Dudley might be the dog for you, please contact his case manager at the email address below.

Please note that an approved application is the first step in a more thorough interview process that is designed to match each dog to exactly the right family, and that the final decision rests with the dog's case manager.

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

Contact: Case Manager, Jaymie Canales jaymiecanales@gmail.com .

Posted: 4/21/18

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

Although ESRA does not have any Springers available for adoption in Colorado at this time, we 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.

Springers in Hawaii        top

Although ESRA does not have any Springers available for adoption in Hawaii at this time, we 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.

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

Although ESRA does not have any Springers available for adoption in Idaho at this time, we 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.

Springers in Montana        top

Although ESRA does not have any Springers available for adoption in Montana at this time, we 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.

Springers in Nevada        top

Although ESRA does not have any Springers available for adoption in Nevada at this time, we 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.

Springers in New Mexico        top

Although ESRA does not have any Springers available for adoption in New Mexico at this time, we 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.

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

Although ESRA does not have any Springers available for adoption in Oregon at this time, we 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.

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.

SOFIA
Dallas, TX

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ESRA#:2017-314TX
Status: Available
  
Age:13 years
Gender:Female
Color:Liver & White
Weight:43 lbs
Variety:Field

Thinking about bringing Sofia or another wonderful Senior Springer into your family? Read why rescuing Senior Springers is a top priority for ESRA.
Meet our beautiful senior girl, Sofia. She was found as a stray, although the shelter believes her owner was the one who turned her in. Her condition was appalling -- her coat was matted tightly and painfully to her skin as well as being urine soaked. She was stained from head to toe, her eyes weeping and she was bone thin. The shelter was kind enough to reach out to us to get Sofia immediate help.

When she arrived, we found the sweetest, most timid Springer who clearly had a rough life. Neglect was apparent, but we started seeing some signs of abuse as well. We believe she lived in a very small space, perhaps a cage or crate. Slowly, she has come out of her shell and all that beauty inside is starting to shine. She still does tuck her head on occasion when you reach out to pet her.

She tested positive for heartworms, yet her lungs looked fine and heart sounded strong. Given her age, we opted not to treat her but, instead, give her a monthly dose of Ivermectin. She was sedated to have a couple of growths removed and give her a much-needed dental. Sofia was also incontinent when she arrived. We finally have that managed with a couple of different meds. She also suffered from allergies, but is under control completely with a pill each day. She has gained a few pounds along with muscle mass. She is a whole new girl: running around and occasionally jumping up on you with excitement. Hew new family will need to continue with a high-quality diet, daily fish oils, Apoquel for allergies along with her incontinence meds.

Sofia is the easiest girl to care for. She absolutely wants to be with you all the time, she loves to snuggle and she loves her toys. She would very much enjoy daily strolls and car rides as often as possible! She is always raring to go anywhere in the car with you!

Sofia fares well with other dogs and really enjoys them, but she can get jealous on occasion about sharing the love. We think she would prefer to be an only dog in the home, but could share a home with just the right dog. She is a very gentle soul and would be good with older children.

Our seniors need us the most -- their love is eternal. Please email her foster family if you would like Sofia to be "your girl."

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

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

Posted: 11/17/17

GLORY DAYS
Austin, TX

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ESRA#:2018-125TX
Status: Available
  
Age:5 months
Gender:Male
Color:Black & White
Weight:20 lbs
Variety:Mix
Front stage is Glory Days, one of the five members of the Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band litter. This darling litter of pups was surrendered to an area shelter, as their owner was no longer able to care for them. They are absolutely priceless and we are thrilled that we got the opportunity to choose the perfect families for each of them! We believe they are mostly field-bred Springers with a splash of pointer and full tails. They are very closely bonded, so please consider adopting a pair if you're looking for twice the fun!

All the pups will need large yards and plenty of daily exercise where they can really stretch their legs. We do prefer they go to a family with another young, active dog as they do love to play. They have had limited socialization so time and patience will be needed for them to settle into a family and home. We suspect they have been sequestered to the backyard all of their lives. They, however, are quickly acclimating to "the good life." As with all pups, they will need obedience training to become the best dogs they can be.

Glory Days has the sweetest and most expressive face of all. He is the most outgoing of the bunch, craving human attention so badly. He gets along great with all his brothers, is full of energy and so much love.

Glory Days is neutered and current on puppy shots, although he will need one more booster after adoption. He is microchipped for safekeeping.

Please contact his foster mom if you would like to raise this fantastic little boy!

We do not place puppies as presents or surprises. The entire prospective adopting family needs to meet Glory Days. 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.

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

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

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

Posted: 4/05/18

THE BOSS
Austin, TX

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ESRA#:2018-126TX
Status: Available
  
Age:5 months
Gender:Male
Color:Black & White
Weight:20 lbs
Variety:Mix
Meet the leader of the pack -- The Boss, one of the five members of the Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band litter. This darling litter of pups was surrendered to an area shelter, as their owner was no longer able to care for them. They are absolutely priceless and we are thrilled that we got the opportunity to choose the perfect families for each of them! We believe they are mostly field-bred springers with a splash of pointer and full tails. They are very closely bonded, so please consider adopting a pair if you're looking for twice the fun!

All the pups will need large yards and plenty of daily exercise where they can really stretch their legs. We do prefer they go to a family with another young, active dog as they do love to play. They have had limited socialization so time and patience will be needed for them to settle into a family and home. We suspect they have been sequestered to the backyard all of their lives. They, however, are quickly acclimating to "the good life." As with all pups, they will need obedience training to become the best dogs they can be.

The Boss is the boys' "go to" guy for everything, the most confident of the group. They are always following his lead. If they want to play, they go to him. They tend to follow him everywhere. He is truly adorable!

The Boss is neutered and current on puppy shots, although he will need one more booster after adoption. He is microchipped for safekeeping.

If you would like to give The Boss a dream home, please contact his foster mom.

We do not place puppies as presents or surprises. The entire prospective adopting family needs to meet The Boss. 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.

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

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

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

Posted: 4/05/18

BORN TO RUN
Dallas, TX

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ESRA#:2018-124TX
Status: Available
  
Age:5 months
Gender:Male
Color:Black & White
Weight:20 lbs
Variety:Mix
Give a warm welcome to Born To Run, one of the five members of the Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band litter. This darling litter of pups was surrendered to an area shelter, as their owner was no longer able to care for them. They are absolutely priceless and we are thrilled that we got the opportunity to choose the perfect families for each of them! We believe they are mostly field-bred Springers with a splash of pointer and full tails. They are very closely bonded, so please consider adopting a pair if you're looking for twice the fun!

All the pups will need large yards and plenty of daily exercise where they can really stretch their legs. We do prefer they go to a family with another young, active dog as they do love to play. They have had limited socialization so time and patience will be needed for them to settle into a family and home. We suspect they have been sequestered to the backyard all of their lives. They, however, are quickly acclimating to "the good life." As with all pups, they will need obedience training to become the best dogs they can be.

Born To Run is the cutest little boy with such a sweet and gentle personality. We love his markings, and he, too, has the cutest little turned-up nose. His hair stands up on top of his head like a little mohawk.

Born To Run is neutered and current on puppy shots, although he will need one more booster after adoption. He is microchipped for safekeeping.

If you have already fallen in love with this boy and want him to be yours forever, please contact his foster mom.

We do not place puppies as presents or surprises. The entire prospective adopting family needs to meet Born To Run. 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.

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

Please read the Adoption FAQ and get an Adoption Application approved before inquiring about Born To Run.

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

Posted: 4/05/18

OLIVER
Austin, TX

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ESRA#:2017-361TX
Status: Available
  
Age:8 years
Gender:Male
Color:Liver & White
Weight:65 lbs
Variety:Field
Update 2-21-18: We are continuing to monitor Oliver's liver values and hope he will be ready for adoption soon. Please check back on his progress in a few weeks!

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Meet Oliver, our big liver-and-white fieldie boy who loves to play, play, play! Oliver enjoys retrieving the ball and playing hide and seek with his toys. He loves running in the park or taking leisurely walks. He needs a large yard where he can play or someone who is dedicated to an exercise routine. He also loves the water! 

Oliver is house trained and knows how to use a doggy door.  He is an only dog, but does play well with other dogs and is friendly with cats.  He enjoys meeting new people and is good with children. Oliver has only used a crate a few times, including travel during a plane ride. He currently stays in the house outside of a crate during the day and does well with no accidents or destructive issues. He also rides well in the car.  

Oliver is neutered, on heartworm prevention, microchipped and current on his shots. He is a big boy at sixty-five pounds and has a medium coat length that is easy to maintain. 

Oliver will bark when the doorbell rings to alert you, but he's friendly with visitors.  On rare occasions, he is a little frightened in a thunderstorm, but he will usually just get closer to you or lay under a coffee table. He is such a sweet, calm and quiet boy.

If you think Oliver would be the perfect fit for your family and lifestyle, please send us your application today.

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

Contact: Case Manager, Sheri Cromwell LuckySpringers@gmail.com .

Posted: 9/21/17

COLUMBO
Austin, TX

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Ready to play? I am!

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I think I'll take a nap before my next adventure.

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Columbo - pre-groom.

ESRA#:2017-396TX
Status: Available
  
Age:10 years
Gender:Male
Color:Liver & White
Weight:60 lbs
Variety:Field

Thinking about bringing Columbo or another wonderful Senior Springer into your family? Read why rescuing Senior Springers is a top priority for ESRA.
Are you looking for a sidekick to hang out with? Please meet Columbo! Don't let his gentle, laid back nature fool you. He's resting up for his next adventure!

Columbo is intelligent, curious and loves to go to work with his foster dad every day. He is well behaved and knows basic commands. This fun, active boy would enjoy a daily walk or hike. Want to play ball? Columbo does!

Columbo would be content as an only dog or with another dog who gives him his space. He ignores cats and would probably do best in a home without children. He is house trained and loves his crate. He is friendly, outgoing and enjoys seeing new places.

Up-to-date on shots, microchipped, neutered and heartworm negative, our freckle-faced boy is ready to start the next chapter in his life. Let the fun begin!

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

Contact: Case Manager, Sheri Cromwell LuckySpringers@gmail.com .

Posted: 1/11/18

OREO
Austin, TX

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ESRA#:2014-354TX
Status: Available
  
Age:10 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 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


NOEL
Austin, TX

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Noel's a happy girl after her surgery

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Sweet Noel

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Noel pre-surgery

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Noel pre-surgery

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ESRA#:2017-484TX
Status: Adoption Pending
  
Age:8 years
Gender:Female
Color:Liver & White
Weight:49 lbs
Variety:Field
UPDATE 2/4/18: Noel has had the surgery to remove her abdominal mass. Be sure to check out her Special Needs page for more pictures and to follow her progress.

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While most people were home enjoying Christmas Eve with family, our amazing friends at Cocker Rescue of Austin/San Antonio were doing everything possible to make sure this sweet Springer girl didn't have to spend Christmas Day in the shelter. Their Austin volunteers drove to Selma where the dedicated Animal Control Officer met them after hours to release her. She was aptly named Noel.

Noel spent a peaceful Christmas Day surrounded by the love of her foster family. She celebrated the comfort of a warm bed, a full belly and the sounds from cheerful children. We genuinely believe that dogs who come into rescue truly appreciate everything they are given. They have known fear, pain and sometimes hunger. Noel is a happy girl, so trusting and incredibly sweet. She loves everyone and that love shows in her eyes. She knows we are trying to help her.

Now that Noel was safe with rescue, we needed to address her medical issues: the first one being the huge growth on her abdomen. Our volunteers sprang into action to get her to multiple vet appointments and gather the information we needed to make a decision. Should we try to save this sweet girl or let her cross over the Rainbow Bridge in our loving arms? After much discussion and consideration, we have decided to try and remove Noel's tumor. As you can see from the photos, this is a massive tumor and it requires the skill and knowledge of a specialist. Her surgery is scheduled for January 30. We are hoping to either remove the tumor completely or at least reduce the size of the tumor to improve her quality of life.

Always struggling for foster homes, we found an amazing home where Noel can start the journey toward recovery. These new ESRA volunteers have opened their hearts and home to give Noel the chance she so deserves -- a chance to live out the remainder of her life feeling safe, secure and happy.

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

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

Posted: 1/30/18


SPRINGSTEEN
Dallas, TX

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ESRA#:2018-122TX
Status: Adoption Pending
  
Age:5 months
Gender:Male
Color:Black & White
Weight:20 lbs
Variety:Mix
Introducing Springsteen, one of the five members of the Bruce Springsteen and the E Street band litter. This darling litter of pups was surrendered to an area shelter, as their owner was no longer able to care for them. They are absolutely priceless and we are thrilled that we got the opportunity to choose the perfect families for each of them! We believe they are mostly field-bred Springers with a splash of pointer with full tails, as well. They are very closely bonded, so please consider adopting a pair if you're looking for twice the fun!

All the pups will need large yards and plenty of daily exercise where they can really stretch their legs. We do prefer they go to a family with another young, active dog as they do love to play. They have had limited socialization so time and patience will be needed for them to settle into a family and home. We suspect they have been sequestered to the backyard all of their lives. They, however, are quickly acclimating to "the good life." As with all pups, they will need obedience training to become the best dogs they can be.

Springsteen has the cutest little turned-up nose. He sits in the middle of pack, just a simple, sweet guy. He loves to run, chase and play, as they all do.

Springsteen is neutered and current on puppy shots, although he will need one more booster after adoption. He is microchipped for safekeeping.

Please contact his foster mom if you are the perfect home for this young lad to grow into a fine young man!

We do not place puppies as presents or surprises. The entire prospective adopting family needs to meet Springsteen. 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.

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

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

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

Posted: 4/05/18


BAXTER
Houston, TX

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ESRA#:2017-394TX
Status: Adoption Pending
  
Age:6 years
Gender:Male
Color:Liver & White
Weight:48 lbs
Variety:Bench
Gorgeous Baxter is the epitome of what you're looking for in a Springer. He's an active Springer who loves to play. He's a sweet boy who loves to cuddle. Like all Springers, he just can't get enough attention!

When Baxter arrived in ESRA's care, he was in pretty rough shape: underweight, horrible UTI, ear infections and he tested heartworm positive. His foster mom has lovingly watched him blossom into a healthy boy with clear eyes and a soft, shiny coat. He has a big appetite and tons of energy. Baxter's hearing and vision are keen, so he doesn't miss a thing. He's not a barker but will let you know when he needs to go out.

This active boy needs room to run. His foster mom takes him on two long walks and a few short walks daily which is barely enough. He is very strong, but they have been working on manners. He understands Halt, Sit, Stay, Heel, No and Off. He's a quick study and is very food driven, which would be ideal for clicker training.

Baxter doesn't know a stranger. He loves everyone he meets, including other dogs and children. He enjoys greeting new friends on his walks and visiting new places. This cuddle bug would enjoy lying next to you on the sofa or in your bed. He does have his own bed where he collects toys. He's gentle with his toys and enjoys showing them to you. If you throw it for him he will bring it back to play some more!

If you have a lot of love in your heart and can provide the exercise that Baxter needs, please send us your application today!

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

Contact: Case Manager, Sheri Cromwell LuckySpringers@gmail.com .

Posted: 1/10/18

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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 Pam Waidler, Utah Coordinator, pbr2661@hotmail.com

Although ESRA does not have any Springers available for adoption in Utah at this time, we 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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Although ESRA does not have any Springers available for adoption in Washington at this time, we 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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Although ESRA does not have any Springers available for adoption in Wyoming at this time, we 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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