Some dogs come from knowledgable animal shelters and animal control officers.
Other dogs were simply left behind when the family moved.
Other dogs lose their owners when the owner moves to a small apartment that doesn't allow animals..
Or go overseas to do missionary work.
Or the owner enters a nursing home.
We've even heard of dogs who no longer fit into the family because the decor of the home (interior decoration) was changed!!
Some of these dogs are older prize-breeding stock, some are trained (or untrained) hunting dogs, some are liver and white, some are black and white, old, young, male, female.
All of them are pure bred (as far as we can tell) English Springer Spaniels.
All are neutered or spayed.
When we find a Springer in an animal shelter, we bail it out, nurse it back to health, clean it up, neuter it, give it its shots, and live with it in one of our foster homes for awhile to evaluate it, and provide a way-station for it to get over the loss of its former owner, Then we place it with an appropriate family.
Follow this link to find the dogs now available for adoption
Occasionally, we find ourselves with a dog which is unadoptable because of serious desease or incorrigible temperment. This is a difficult judgement for us to make, but we are experienced in making these evaluations, and we always reach a consensus. Because of this attention, a dog which has been with us is a better risk for the eventual owner than the average dog from an animal shelter would be.
We believe that there are several major advantages to you, the adoptive parent of one of our dogs.
If you would like to own a Springer - or...
If you are in a situation which requires you to find a new home for your English Springer Spaniel -
Or, if you can help in any way,
Please contact us!
Since this page was created, in July 1996, we have enquiries and mail from all over, and we've sent Springers to many far away places.
We also aid people throughout the net who have unwanted English Springer Spaniels, and people who would like to adopt them. Drop us an email, or phone Marge Silverthorn, our President.
Sometimes both parties to such a transfer even live in the same city!
If you would like to adopt a dog, foster a dog, or must give up a dog, please go to www.springerspaniel.org
We do not have the resources to return phone calls to your e-mailed messages, although we need your email address as well as your snail mail address information for our records, and we really do try to keep the information up-to-date as well as confidential.
YOU must take the initiative!
Outside our area, we've facilitated finding of new homes for Springers, and numerous dog exchanges among other parties, although the waiting time is more chancey.
Also, especially if you live outside the northeastern United States, try this
phone number which has a large rescue service:
ENGLISH SPRINGER SPANIEL FIELD TRIAL ASSOCIATION at:
1 800 ESSFTA4
We are an entirely volunteer organization, and exist by donations which are needed to pay for veterinary care, animal shelter bail out fees, collars, leashes, dog food, and lots of paper towels.
We invite persons who have lots of money to send some to:
Our mailing address:
English Springer Spaniel Rescue
163 Academy Street
Bayport, NY 11705
This is BENTLEY, one of my favorite foster dogs. We took him on vacation with us to Great Pond (the setting for 'On Golden Pond'). The ferry boat driver's brother's son had just lost his dog, and adopted Bentley. I expect to visit Bentley next summer.