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There is never any shortage of Springers looking for new homes. Young, middle-aged, elderly, all are looking for that special someone who will love and care for them.

Young Springers are usually re-homed relatively quickly, but please spare a thought for those Golden Oldies who also deserve recognition for the love and companionship they still have to give. Caring for an elderly dog can be as equally rewarding as caring for a younger dog and not everyone wants a bouncy, rumbustious whirlwind in their lives. Slow and sedate also has its compensations.

Here are just some of the dogs who need special attention and are seeking kind and loving families.

If you wish to adopt one of our Springers, please complete the on-line vetting form.


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CLEO

Cleo is a Liver and White, 5 year old, Springer Spaniel, who is Vaccinated, neutered and micro chipped. Cleo came to NWESSR in March following changes in her home circumstances. It was discovered that Cleo had Addison’s Disease. Since then, she has been living in a foster home until the Addison’s had stabilised. Addison’s is rare in English Springer Spaniels but Cleo copes very well, and looks and behaves like a normal dog. She will be on medication for the rest of her life, and requires a blood test every month to check on the condition, and to monitor the potassium levels. (For more information on Addison’s please see the article on the NWESSR website here

CleoCleo loves life and lives it to the full. She loves human company, and would like a mum or Dad that is at home most of the day. She gets on well with her foster mums other dogs, and enjoys playing with the youngest, a 10month old springer, who she chases around the garden. We do not know how Cleo would react to cats, but with chickens she is fine and takes no notice of them. Cleo’s favourite game is playing ball with the other dogs. She is very affectionate and loves having cuddle’s on the sofa. Cleo’s travels well in the car, and loves going out and about. She has good recall, and likes to stay close by.

Because of Cleo’s known condition, she is available on our fostering scheme; therefore, NWESSR will pay for all medication and treatment, directly attributable to Addison’s Disease.

If you feel you could give Cleo the forever home she deserves, please complete the on-line vetting form above.

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QUAKER
QUAKER

This lovely boy arrived with us recently from Ireland.

Quaker is approx. 4 years of age and is a show/working type springer.

As he was found straying in Ireland we have very little history of him but is said to be a nice boy who is good on the lead and has good recall. He travels well in the car and is said to love playing with a ball and toys.

We suggest an all adult household with no cats as we do not have the history of him having lived with cats or other little furries.

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BOB & OLLY

Meet best of pals Bob and Olly

Bob is 7 years of age and is liver and white and his best pal Olly is 5 years of age and is black and white.Bob & olly

This bonded pair are looking for a new home because Dad has to work away now and Mum has just taken up full time employment so they are being left for long periods.

Neither is noisy nor destructive while being left but the owners feel they are now missing out on the fun walks and runs they afforded in the past.

They are friendly boys who just need a home that can offer them the attention they deserve. It will be hard for the owners to let them go but know that they should do this in the interests of the dogs.

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MARVIN

MarvinMarvin the magnificent !

Marvin is a 10 year old male springer who thinks he is a five year old. He has such a zest for life and is full of the joys of spring.

Marvin's owner cannot exercise him like she used to so Marvin decided to take himself off for a walk. He opened one of the  downstairs windows and jumped out when no-one was looking. Marvin got picked up by the local dog warden and was taken to a dogs home. The owner was contacted and she immediately went to pick him up.

Oh Marvin, you could have been hurt !

Thankfully Marvin is in great health and is waiting for a new home where he can be taken out for the walks he is used to having. Please remember he can open doors and windows so you will have to have one eye on what you are doing and the other on Marvin the magnificent ! He really is a super boy.

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TOBY

TobyToby is a 5 year old male who just loves everyone.

He is such a friendly boy who is small in stature but BIG on personality !

Toby's owner is ill and cannot give Toby the attention he is used to having and reluctantly has to find him a new home.

Toby is good around young children and could possibly live with a cat.

Toby prefers to be off lead when at all possible as he loves to feel the wind in his ears and is said to have good recall.

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MONTY

When Monty came to us earlier last year he was a very troubled soul with a lot of baggage he only knew how to relate to other dogs by fighting, he suffered severe separation and was kept caged for long periods of time and he barked constantly at strangers who came to the house whilst backing away from them.  He was obsessed by his tennis ball but would also pick up stones and pebbles from the garden and drop them in front of you and then bark you threw if for him.  If you just put them away he continued to bark.  He needed an unobstructed path to his crate where he could bolt when he needed to feel safe but I don’t suppose we shall ever know why but we can surmise that he hasn’t had the best of lives so far..  His life was further confused because he spent half of his time with his owner’s parents who had a completely different routine but he had all the signs of suffering from Obsessive Compulsive Disorder.  On the plus side he was house trained, used to being with children but had the odd grumble at adults and children if they interfere with him carrying out his OCD behaviours and was constantly in a high state of anxious arousal always seeming to expect something bad to happen to him.  He rarely got taken out was aggressive with other dogs and had never seen cats, poultry or livestock. In his early days he did agility and seems to have led a normal life enjoying long walks and swimming socialising with other dogs and so on.  His recall was good, he wasn’t too bad on the lead and travelled well although he has always barked his head off in the car but what went wrong and why is a mystery. He has been in the same home all his life and they can’t account for it

It was immediately clear that poor Monty would have to start again from the beginning and with this in mind after a check with the Vet to ensure there was no obvious problem he went to stay with our excellent trainer and his dogs in March 2013 where he remained until January 2014 (10 months) whilst slowly and methodically Kevin helped him to re-build his life. Finally in early January 2014 Kevin said that he was ready to be homed provided we could find an experienced home who would be able to maintain the good work he had done and Monty was at long last settled in his new home where so far all seems well.

Oh dear, unfortunately for Monty he has returned to us because the owner now has to leave him alone due to other commitments. Monty is returning to Kevin one of our NWESSR trainers in order for him to have the continuity. Monty needs that special home where someone will let him be himself and hopefully will not have to leave him alone too often as the separation is unbearable for him.

Are you that special home ?

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TUDOR

TudorTudor is a beautiful black and white 7-8 year old 'mini' springer, smaller than your average Springer, but with a big personality.  She had previously lived with 7 other springers, and then spent 2 months in kennels. We are now her foster parents, and helping her to adapt to a new life.

When she came to us, she was nervous, and barked at everyone (and everything) she met, she had separation issues which caused her to bark whenever we went to bed or left the house.  After a few days, she settled in and no longer barks when separated, but she does like to be where we are when we're in the house. She doesn't scratch or chew anything, but likes to pick up your shoe to encourage you to take her for a walk!

We've introduced her to a balanced pack of dogs, and she is really enjoying running around with them.  She makes a high pitched yelping noise when excited, and chases the other dogs happily in play.  She has little interested in ball games or playing fetch, but does enjoy hide and seek.

TudorShe is a lovely girl, who loves long walks in the woods, and is great both on and off the lead, walking to heel well.  She does have a high prey drive which means that she can chase sheep in particular if the opportunity arises.  In the next couple of weeks we are going to be working with her on this with a friendly sheep farmer, to get control.  Otherwise her recall is now getting really good, and she responds we'll to both verbal commands and a whistle.  She travels OK in the car, but doesn't settle very well, and tends to like patrolling the back seat.

Tudor loves long walks and swimming, but is happy to curl up with you on the sofa of an evening, where she will snore loudly!  She's nearly ready for her permanent home now, and will make someone without children, as she can be unpredictable around them, a wonderful and affectionate companion. Tudor could benefit from the company of another dog in the home as she seems to love to play with them once she gets to know them.

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SIMBA

Simba is a 2yrs old, neutered, vaccinated and micro chipped, male Springer. He is used to children 13yrs and 14yrs, but doesn’t have experience of  cats, dogs, birds, or livestock.  

Simba’s owner was scared of dogs as a child, as an adult she thought this could be overcome by buying a puppy. Simba, has grown into a nice dog despite not having clear leadership. His owner surprised him when she tried to grab him; he nipped her on the hand, without breaking the skin. This was probably more a mistake than any malice, and his owner takes the full blame for this one off incident. Simba’s owner readily admits not having enough experience for such a lively breed as a Springer. So although he likes to play, he has not been taught to drop on command, or to let anything be taken from his mouth and can grumble, unless offered a treat. Neither has he been introduced carefully as a puppy to noisy household gadgets such as the washer, vacuum or hairdryer, so he is easily spooked by their sound. There is no reason why with a little patience, he can’t catch up with his training with a new owner. Simba's owner was recently hospitalised and this has meant that the training regime she was offered by our behaviourist has lapsed and Simba is getting bored and really needs more stimulation and excercise.

Simba travels well in the car. He is housetrained and currently left 2-3 hrs. per day, and is fine and not destructive. Springer’s make the best sniffer dogs, and Simba doesn’t let the side down, and will pull on his lead if he gets an interesting smell. Off-lead he is keen to keep his owner in sight, but needs a little work on his recall. Simba would love to live with someone who has got more time for him. Someone who will give him the physical exercise a young dog needs, and who will mentally stimulate him with exciting games. He has his whole life in front of him, and plenty of time to catch up with his education.

 

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