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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.


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


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.


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.


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.



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.


JessJess is a beautiful ESS from Crufts show stock – one generation ago – and has the classic looks of a show dog with lovely liver and white colouring. She is very motivated by food and has a tendency to put on weight although long walks would sort that.


Jess is very loving and protective of her family and territory. She has given the odd nip – nothing that required medical treatment and this was only when she was protecting her one surviving puppy from a litter of only two pups. On walks she is more interested in all the smells that nature throws up than on other dogs. She comes to get her lead on easily when it’s time to go home. She’s not interested in fetching or playing with toys.

Jess has never been exposed to children and would probably not welcome a young family, adults and late teens are probably best for her.


Cleo Cleo is a delightful little girl who has recently been diagnosed with Addison's disease which is controlled with medication which enables her to live a typical springer lifestyle. Cleo is 5 years of age and has lived with young children but has no experience of cats. Cleo could possibly live with another dog as she is friendly towards all dogs she meets. Cleo would need someone that is home most of the day as she doesn't really like being home alone. Cleo's family were reluctant to ask us to find her a new home but their working hours were resulting in her being left for long periods and she didn't take kindly to this change in her routine.

Cleo will be available on our fostering scheme which means that if needed NWESSR can help towards payments for her medication which has to be administered daily.

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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.