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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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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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TOBEY

TobeyTobey is a three year old liver and white springer who loves water and chasing balls. It's best to have two or three balls when out as Tobey likes you to throw one before he gives up the one in his mouth.

Tobey has been in the same home since a puppy and comes to us because his family have a new member who was trying to get him away from a drain and Tobey took a dislike to this as his ball was under the paving slab in the drain and he just wanted the ball back and nobody knew it was there only Tobey. Tobey only caught the finger of the man and knew instantly he shouldn't have done this and was sorry.

Tobey has grown up around children and is great with them but because of this incident which was very minor, he would be best placed in a household with older children.

He is a friendly boy with no hang ups, he loves his long walk and splashing about in water. Tobey is waiting for you to make the call to offer him a new home.

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WOODIE

Woodie Woodie is a 4 year old (DOB 3/5/10) Springer Cocker cross (Sprocker). He is black with a bit of white on his front and is house trained, neutered, vaccinated and micro-chipped.  Woodie is fairly sociable with other dogs but an unknown quantity with cats, birds or livestock. He is used to being left for around an hour or so in the conservatory with a view of the garden and is neither noisy nor destructive and he also sleeps in there at night.

Woodie enjoys his walks but tends to pull to begin with but he will walk to heel and his recall is good and he responds to either a whistle or voice command, he also travels well in the car but has only ever gone on short journeys.

WoodieWoodie, in the past, has tended to be quite nippy but this seems to have subsided now as he is getting more exercise and attention, although we think that he would be best placed in an all-adult household.

 

Woodie has a tendency to shadow chase on sunny days which needs to be discouraged at all times by distracting him with something more interesting to do. Woodie requires an experienced home with an adult family who will give him plenty of walks which will help to keep him occupied and prevent him from getting bored.

Woodie has spent some time with one of our trainers as he seemed to have lost his way a little. Upon arrival with our rescue Woodie was found to have issues over food and was sometimes aggressive if not left alone to eat. We feel that if Woodie is allowed to eat separately from another dog in the household, this testing behaviour should not return. He now has good manners, likes a back and tummy rub and is a quiet dog, barking only on rare occasions.

Could you continue our trainers excellent work with Woodie by following his lead and give this gorgeous boy a chance for a happy life in a new home?

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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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JAKE

Jake is a 4 year old neutered male who is microchipped.Jake

Jake is coming to NWESSR because he and his litter brother don't see eye to eye anymore and Jake needs to be in a home where he is the only dog so that all affection can be geared towards him.

He loves to play ball and adores cuddling up and having a love.

Jake is good with children 6 years upwards.

Jake is a bit tetchy around some other male dogs but in general is a nice dog who pulls slightly on the lead but who's recall is very good.

He certainly is a handsome chap don't you think ?

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MOLLY

MollyHi I'm Molly

My owner has to go away and I can't go with her so I am very sad. I need someone who will take care of me in my golden years and NWESSR have said they will help out with vet expenses if needed which is very kind of them.

I'm a nice girl, I am 13 years of age, black and white and I think , from what I have heard, I could be from show stock, which is pretty special according to you humans. I just know I'm an older girl who needs the same love and care I have always been afforded by my present owner.

Please take me to your heart and find a space for me in your life.

Thank you in anticipation Molly x x

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JOEY

Hi there, My name is Joey. I love being out and about as there is a lot of fun and adventure to be had in the great outdoors. I will need a family that have had springers before as I am a typical springer and will walk with you for hours and if I am off lead, I will do at least four times your walking distance!!Joey

I have to tell you that I did have a go at an adult once because three of them cornered me to catch me when I was having so much fun. I did hear one of them say " That was our fault, we shouldn't have cornered him, he was obviously frightened by this " I did manage a little bite, nothing that required treatment but I was very sorry afterwards and I haven't done anything like that since. I am not allowed bones, as seen in my picture, because I don't want to share them and that's not always good if someone wants to take it away, it's just like someone taking away your Sunday roast when you haven't finished with it yet !

It's sad really, I am happy where I am but my family have decided to go their different ways and as they both work, neither has time to give me what I need.

I will miss my family at first but with the right new family I will soon settle into your exciting new routine and become a happy dog again.

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