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English Springer Spaniel Dog For Adoption in Shakopee, MN, USA

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Organization Name: English Springer Rescue America, Inc.
Location: Shakopee, MN
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Breed: English Springer Spaniel
Gender: Male Male
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Sammy

Age: Senior
Color/Markings: Brown/Chocolate with White
Size at Maturity: Medium
Availability Date: 08/13/2016
Location: Shakopee, MN 55128
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English Springer Spaniel Dog For Adoption in Shakopee, MN, USA

Physical Attributes
Coat Length Medium
Altered Yes
Behavioral Characteristics
OK with Kids No
OK with Dogs Yes
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Was the Dog Found No
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  • Up-to-date on Vaccinations

Posted Breed: English Springer Spaniel (medium coat). Age: 12 years Gender: Male Color: Liver & White Weight: 50 lbs Variety: Field Thinking about bringing Sammy or another wonderful Senior Springer into your family? Read why rescuing Senior Springers is a top priority for ESRA. http://www.springerrescue.org/seniors/index.html Let us introduce you to Sammy! He was found as a stray, so we really don't know much about his past. The vet has guessed that he's at least twelve years old. When Sammy was picked up by ESRA at the shelter, all we knew was that he was an older boy who was in need of some attention and health care. Sammy has had his teeth cleaned, and three teeth have been pulled. He's also been neutered, and with a steady diet of good food, he's gotten some spring back in his step. His stiff back legs are helped by a daily dose of tramadol. As a senior dog, Sammy's eyesight is a bit restricted, and his hearing isn't the best either, but he still enjoys going for a walk, being playful, and having a nice head rub and snuggle now and then. Because of his limited eyesight, Sammy can be startled and may growl when he doesn't know right away what's going on. This is especially true if you try to wake him up from a nap. So far, Sammy does not have full run of the house, as he has occasional accidents, but he's quite happy to wear pants in the house or to simply curl up in his kennel and nap. He enjoys being in his kennel because it's his special place, and he will often run into it when he comes in from outside. As Sammy has settled into his foster home, he has enjoyed time with the resident dogs and has quickly picked up on the daily routines. Sammy's ideal Forever Home will be a quiet one that does not have small children. If you are looking for a gentle, low-key companion, Sammy should be a great fit. For more information, contact his case managers at the e-mail address below. 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 Sammy. Contact: ESRA Case Managers, Ellie Starks and Rebecca Thompsonspringerrescuemidwest@gmail.com.

English Springer Spaniel

A.K.A. : Springer Spaniel
Overview: The English Springer Spaniel is suited for either country or city life. Eager to please, he thrives on exercise, training, and adventure. This breed learns very quickly and remembers well.
Breed Group: Sporting
Weight (lbs): male: 50, female: 40
Height (in): male: 19-21, female 18-20
Colors: Black or liver with white, black or liver roan, or tricolored (black or liver and white with tan markings); also white with black or liver markings.
Coat: The outer coat is medium length, either flat or wavy and the undercoat is soft and dense.
Character: English Springer Spaniels are obedient, friendly, and sociable.
Temperament: This breed gets along very well with other pets, dogs, and children.
Care: The English Springer Spaniel requires regular grooming with a brush and should visit a professional groomer two to four times a year.
Training: This breed is intelligent and eager to please, so training is usually quite straightforward and easy.
Activity: The English Springer Spaniel adapts to your level of activity, but really prefers a lot of opportunities to run and play in open spaces.
Country of Origin: United Kingdom
Health Issue: This breed is prone to hip dysplasia and weight gain. Also progressive retinal atrophy, phosphofructokinase (PFK, a blood disorder), epilepsy, and heart disease may be seen. Some have "rage syndrome."
Life Expectancy: 12-14

More About English Springer Spaniel Breed
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    • English Springer Spaniel Dog For Adoption in Shakopee, MN, USA

      Rum Raisin

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      Breed: English Springer Spaniel
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Young
      Location: USA
      Posted Breed: English Springer Spaniel (medium coat). Age: 13 months Gender: Male Color: B&W Tricolor Weight: 39 lbs Variety: Field Rum Raisin, fondly known as Rummy, is a diamond in the rough. When he came into rescue, we saw the rough. His energy was in overdrive, he ignored commands, he chased the cat, and he considered the resident ducks and chickens to be potential prey. In spite of these challenges, Rummy's foster family was committed to helping him, and they have consistently given him the exercise, routine, and love he needs. Rummy is now housetrained and crate trained, and he enjoys snuggling with his foster family. His cat-chasing has subsided. He knows his name and obeys when his foster family tells him No. He also knows Stay and obeys that command when his foster mom is walking out the door. When Rummy first came to his foster home, he was afraid of the loud noises of things like guns and chainsaws. But his foster mom has been working with him, and he is now much less skittish and reactive to those sounds. Rummy maintains his interest in birds, and because of his ability to clear fences, the best yard for him would have a solid fence at least six feet high. His adoptive family should be prepared to work with him on obedience and recall and to give him lots of exercise. He is still trying to break the habit of jumping up on people, so he would do best in an all-adult home. Rummy lives happily with other dogs, but any dogs in his Forever Home should be submissive and tolerant as this boy likes to roughhouse when he plays! Rummy's diamond inside is starting to shine through. He wants to be a good dog, and he really is a charmer! His fur is indescribably soft, and his unusual, elegant look (which may indicate a bit of English setter in his background, although we're not sure) makes him a standout. His demeanor is sweet. Rummy is patiently waiting for his Forever Family to find him so that he can show them his love and loyalty. 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 Rum Raisin. Contact: Rebecca Thompson rebecca.thompson@target.com.
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    • English Springer Spaniel Dog For Adoption in Shakopee, MN, USA

      Haven

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      Breed: English Springer Spaniel
      Sex: Male Male
      Location: USA
      Posted Breed: English Springer Spaniel. Age: 8 years Gender: Male Color: Liver & White Weight: 50 lbs Variety: Field Meet ESRA's handsome Haven! This sweet boy just wants to be loved. Haven was found in a swamp in northern Wisconsin and was brought to a holding facility as a stray. Not much is known about his past, but of course we care more about his future and the good life he has now. When Haven was taken into ESRA, his foster parents pulled over seventy ticks off him, and he had fleas as well. He is now free of those pests, and he has been successfully treated for tick-borne disease. Haven is also blind. The vet specialist he was taken to diagnosed Haven with sudden acquired retinal degeneration syndrome (SARDS). He will need to be on eye drops for the rest of his life. But please don't let Haven's SARDS scare you. He may be blind, but he still can be a mischievous little guy. And he adapts well to his surroundings. For instance, at his foster home there are a lot of steps, which he learned to navigate without a problem. This dear boy also has a condition called gingival hyperplasia. This means that his gum tissue grows over his teeth. Haven had surgery to remove the gum tissue and, during the surgery, the dentist removed some teeth as well. Haven will need yearly visits to a dental vet to keep an eye on the gums, and they will need maintenance if they do grow back. During the dental surgery, a cancerous spot was found on Haven's tongue. It was removed, and the vet stated that there is little chance that it will reoccur. Due to Haven's blindness, he can get anxious in new surroundings, and when he is riding in the car, he gets agitated. He is given trazadone as needed, which helps him settle down and relax. Here is what Haven's foster mom says about this special dog: Haven is one of the sweetest Springer Spaniels I have ever had the honor of knowing. He wants to be by you on the couch, and believe it or not, he is able to get up and down all by himself! He also has his mischievous moments. He used to counter surf and get through the cat door to eat the cat food. He will curl up next to you and fall asleep with his head in your lap. Because Haven is blind, I was initially scared that he would hurt himself. For the first two weeks, we had him on a lead outside in the yard until he learned the lay of the land. Haven now roams free in our fenced yard without injury. He will wear a halo outside, as you can see in one of his photos, so that he does not smack his face into the fence. Haven's foster home has over twenty steps to get to the yard and then back to the door. He does not have a problem with these at all. Haven's Forever Home will require a fenced yard for his comfort and safety, and minimal steps are preferable. Haven is crate trained and housetrained. He gets along well with cats and dogs. It is recommended that he be in a home where any children are older. Interestingly, since he has been with his foster family, his mom and dad have never once heard him bark. The vet looked at Haven's vocal cords and said they look fine, but for some reason, he just does not bark. So if you are looking for a sweet, loving, goofy, and quiet boy, contact his foster mom at the email address below to find out more or arrange to come and meet him. Haven will be delighted to get to know you! 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 Haven. Contact: ESRA Case Managers, Ellie Starks and Rebecca Thompsonspringerrescuemidwest@gmail.com.
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      Breed: English Springer Spaniel
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Adult
      Location: USA
      Posted Breed: English Springer Spaniel. INTERESTED IN FOSTERING A SPRINGER FOR ESRA? The Foster Home program is the most important aspect of ESRA's organization. Our Foster Homes provide immeasurable assistance to our Springers by providing them with housing, medical care, rehabilitation, exercise, and love. Frequently dogs that are in our Foster program have previously been in stressful and sometimes abusive situations and the Foster Home environment gives these dogs time to heal their wounds and gain confidence in their relationship with others before they go on to permanent placement. Fostering can lead to adoption - the choice is yours. It can be a chance to experience life with a Springer before making a long-term commitment. ESRA Foster Homes are screened, placing dogs only in homes that are approved as responsible and reliable. All dogs will be spayed and neutered, fully vaccinated, and tested for heartworm while in foster care. To graduate a dog from foster care to permanent placement is a success and a happy ending made possible only by ESRA's foster home members! If you would like to foster a dog for ESRA, please complete a Foster Home Application (http://www.springerrescue.org/join/foster_form.html). Please contact our MN/IA/ND/SD coordinator for information. Ellie Starks at springerrescuemidwest@gmail.com or 507-271-8107.
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