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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.


Hi, My name is Alfie and this is my buddy Bono. Alfie & Bono

I am 18 months old and Bono is a little younger at just 14 months and he is a cocker spaniel and is lemon and white.

We love to play and go for long walks together. We are good on the lead, although I pull a bit at first, Bono is really good and steady on the lead and we both have good recall.

Our family has had to downsize and the house we are in now is a little small with two adults, three children and a new born of just 12 weeks and of course us two !

Dad is having to work long hours and we don't get the exercise we used to get because Mum has her hands full with the new baby and the other children.

We know they love us and it will be hard to let us go but they have our best interest at heart as they know we are missing out on our lovely walks.

Could you find a place in your hearts for us two ?

We are lovely, friendly dogs with big personalities and we can become your forever friends if you would like to offer us a home.

Thank you, Alfie and Bono. x x


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.


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.


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.


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.


If you have tissues, please have them at the ready.

Alfie is a 9 year old liver and white springer who has lost his way in life as everyone he loved and loved him dearly has sadly passed away.

AlfieAlfie has those soulful eyes that tell you he just needs someone who will love him again and hopefully give him his forever home. He still thinks he is a youngster and loves to be out and about walking and will still chase rabbits given the opportunity. He still pulls on the lead and does not like a halti. He will play ball but don't expect him to bring it back too quickly as he would sooner smell everything else around the place than play fetch.

Alfie is a little set in his ways, as an adult and who can blame him. None of us like change unless it's for the better, sadly the changes in Alfie's life were never for the better as far as he was concerned. His love monitor has gone from 100% to 0% too many times.

Alfie loves his food but is best left alone to eat it as he had to fend for himself for a time and as he didn't know where his next meal was coming from he prefers to have no competition whilst eating.

Could you be those giving people who can offer Alfie the love he deserves. See in his photo how he has managed a smile to help you decide if he is the right dog for you.

Alfie will be available on our Fostering scheme.


OscarOscar is the most gorgeous liver and white springer boy who is vaccinated and micro-chipped. At just 9 months old his foster family are his 3rd home in the last couple of months. He is mainly white with a liver and white head and a half docked tail; he is quite tall and lanky with long legs.

Oscar originally lived with a family with 4 small children, but unfortunately seems to have not been given any discipline or taught any manners, although he is now learning these in his foster home and is making improvements daily. He is a real ‘live wire’ and loves his exercise, he would benefit from having a larger secure garden to burn off all of his excess energy. He does recall eventually, but sees this as a game and will not return when you want him to, only when he is ready. He originally pulled ‘like a train’ on the lead however; a GenCon is now being used, which makes him far easier to walk and to heel.

He loves to play with his toys and is content trying to get treats out of a Kong!! He is fine travelling in the car and will settle quickly.

OscarIt is believed that Oscar has previously ‘nipped’ a dog at the vets and the hands of two men who tried to stroke him when he was out walking (whilst on the lead). He does seem nervous around men, although we do not know why and he can be over zealous with visitors to the house until he gets to know them.

He is an affectionate boy but has a lot to learn and needs some discipline as well as some 'real world' experience. He is currently living with another male dog in the foster home and has adapted well, however, we think a female companion may be better in helping him to understand his place and accept what daily life throws at him. He would be best suited to an active, experienced spaniel home, where some intense one-to-one training can be given to teach him how to behave correctly.

With the right training and support, Oscar will make a fantastic companion for many years to come. We really want his next home to be his forever home where he can settle into a routine and training regime.


This is Jenny, she is approximately 4 years old, vaccinated, spayed and micro- chipped.

At the moment Jenny is staying with foster Parents and their Dogs. Jenny's early years were not the best as she was crated, teased and abused  and as a result this has left Jenny with trust issues with people and this is down to Fear.

Jenny does interact with the other dogs and sometimes initialises play, but does get angry when her” Safe place” which is important for Jenny, is invaded.  Jenny does not mind Chickens and will spend time looking at them but she cannot and will not tolerate Cats and will bark at them if seen from the window. Ideally Jenny is looking for a forever home with experienced owners who can understand her needs, trust issues and fear as these play a large part in her life but this is getting better.

When Jenny feels overwhelmed she need a “safe place” which is her dog bed, this is where she can lie quietly, this is her space and should be respected , Jenny would not benefit from a Crate as this would cause problems because of the negative and traumatic experience she has had  in the past. Jenny does interact with the other dogs and enjoys playing ball, but will not drop (this is being worked on) so an additional ball is needed. Jenny experiences flashbacks so she can start grumbling upon waking from a nap or sleep, this is best ignored and with no interaction, this has been described as similar to Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. Since being with her foster family Jenny has shown great improvement gaining trust and confidence to the point of having cuddles on her own terms, Jenny would greatly benefit from being the only dog in the home. We do expect Jenny to revert back a few steps while she adjusts to her new home environment and family but this little girl deserves a new start in life to help her overcome her traumatic past.

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There have been reports of Parvovirus in area's of the North West and East Lancashire. Please be aware if your dogs show any signs of being unwell. Seek your vets advice if your dog has diarrhoea (often containing blood), as well as vomiting and dehydration. Please check that your dogs vaccinations are up to date.

This disease can be fatal and prevention is the best way.