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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.


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.


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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