*The following Springers are now accepting applications. To learn more about any of these Springers, please contact their case managers accordingly using the links provided in their individual posts. To learn more about SRECC's Adoption Policies, please read through the information on the "ADOPT" page. Adoption applications must have been submitted and approved before any meetings will be arranged with potential adopting families.
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CHARLIE, age 5 years, in Ontario
Charlie is a 5 year old Springer/Cocker mix who recently joined the SRECC family. He is now living with 4 foster brothers (2 dogs/2 cats)and his foster parents, where he is slowly learning new rules and boundaries which he liked to try to bend and break in his previous home. He loves going for walks - on & off leash, has great recall, is housetrained, loves the security of his crate and knows basic commands and is showing his fosters the different tricks he can do daily !!
He loves bedtime and is a BIG snugglebum when you are watching tv. He is a gifter when you come home from work and loves to play tug with whoever will take the other end of the rope. He demands attention with low barks and nose nudging and would probably be better off without other animals in the home but he seems to be slowly learning that there is enough love for all. If you are looking for a "Sprocker" that needs lots of attention and love and can give it back -- he is definitely the boy for you !!
Posted: April 15th, 2013
Updated: May 16th, 2013
LIBBY, age 6 months, in Ontario
My name is Libby or some call me Liberty I am a 6-month-old beautiful field Springer who is spayed and up to date with her shots. Libby's foster dad says she is a sweet little girl who is good with children, other dogs and cats. Libby knows her basic commands of sit and lay down but needs a little more work on her leash skills -she still pulls when out on her walks.
Libby would benefit going to a home with another dog for her to play with as she plays for hours with her foster brother to burn off some of her puppy energy. Libby loves to be with people so she would like to go to a home where someone is home during the day. Training will come easy to Miss Libby, as she is very eager to please. Libby has a dog bed but prefers to sleep in a human bed, and can be quite a couch potato when she wants to be. Libby has one unique feature she has two sets of dewclaws on her back feet.
Posted: April 10th, 2013
Updated: May 16th, 2013
MEELA, age 4yrs, in Ontario
Meela, is a four year old liver and white Springer Spaniel, who has recently been spayed, is up to date with her vaccinations and is in excellent health.
Princess Meela, as her foster family calls her, is a happy, mellow girl, who likes the finer things in life like sleeping the day away on the couches and beds, cuddling with pillows and blankets, playing with her stuffed rabbit and just being loved by her family. But at the same time, she loves going for walks and play and is excellent on leash.
She knows how to sit, stay, lie down, shake a paw and she knows she has to take treats very gently. Meela is not in any way a destructive dog and she can be trusted in the home alone without getting into trouble. She gets along great with the resident cat, does well with male dogs but has shown some dominance with other females.
Meela has been used to living with children, in both her former home and her foster home there have been children of various ages and she wants to play with all of them! She tends to be wary of new people, but warms up quickly to females although is very cautious with men and will need time to learn to trust them.
This is a very loving cuddly dog who is looking for, and deserves, the right forever home where she will be given the love, time and patience she needs to help her get over her fear of men. She would thrive in a home with children.
Posted: April 5th, 2013
Updated: April 29th, 2013
LOKI, age 9 months, in Ontario
Loki is a lovely little boy that needs a home to nurture him and give him the confidence that he needs to develop into a wonderful family member.
His ideal forever home would be one with another dog – very preferably a female. He would do very well in a home with another Springer as he is a “classic” Springer puppy – energetic, a zealous “greeter”, and a counter surfer.
Loki needs another dog to take the lead role, as he is NOT confident nor dominant. He looks to the other dog to give him “direction” on how to act in situations that he currently considers to be stressful (strangers, people leaving, loud noises).
Apparently Loki’s mother and sister were both dominant females, and he left his siblings to go to a home with a dominant female beagle. Loki is currently in a foster home with a dominant female Springer and they get along famously!!!!
Loki doesn’t have a mean bone in his body, he just wants receive praise, act appropriately and find a nice warm inviting lap to cuddle in.
Loki would benefit greatly from some obedience training. He needs to learn manners, but I think, more than anything, that obedience will help develop his confidence and make him a more confident dog. He is a very smart boy, and learns quickly. He just wants to please, and loves to be told he’s a good boy!
Loki considers his crate to be a “safe place” and I believe that he will need the security of a crate for quite some time. Any family must be willing to allow him to have his crate for some time, so that he develops “coping” strategies. He is very unsure of how to react when his people/canine companion leave him alone, and for now, his crate represents a safe place to go and remain until his family returns. He goes into his crate happily, and doesn’t fuss in the crate, but he does need to have the security of a crate in his new home!
He needs to learn/develop social skills. He looks to his foster sister as his leader, and he needs the security of having her close to him. They have shared rope toys, nylabones and kongs without issue, and they play tug of war and play wrestle happily, gently and without incident. We have NOT had any stuffed dog toys out, as we did try one, and it was immediately shredded by Loki.
Loki guzzles up his dinner, and has no trouble “sharing” with people, and he is getting more comfortable with this foster sister coming close to his dish. He does not show much/any food aggression, now that he has been here with her for a couple of weeks. He growled at her once or twice when he first arrived, but nothing more than a growl in her direction.
Loki is real cuddly boy and he is sleeping on the bed with us. He enjoys a good cuddle while sleeping, and he is always close to his foster people and his foster sister.
Posted: March 14th, 2013
Udated: April 1st, 2013
MAX, age 9 months, in Ontario
Hi there, I’m Max! I’m nine months old, neutered and up to date on my shots, I’ve been through a lot in the last few months, but I’ve come a long way. It’s time for me to go to my perfect forever home now. Is it with you?
I am very energetic and looking for someone who can keep up with me. I love to run around off my leash with my foster fur-sister. Sometimes I get a little caught up in things, but I always come back when you call me. It’s better than my habits on leash, trust me! I also love cuddle time. I’m told that I am very smart and require a challenge, and I could definitely benefit from some obedience classes. I LOVE to counter surf, but I’m learning it’s not acceptable.
Show me a treat, and I’ll do what you ask! I can be a little possessive about my food with other dogs, but if you touch my dish I don’t mind - I know you won’t eat it! When I am left alone, I’m happy to be in my crate. I also understand boundaries in the house - if there’s a room you want me to stay out of, just tell me. I hope to hear from you really soon!
Posted: February 19th, 2013
Posted: April 2nd, 2013
ARCHIE, age 5 1/2 years, in Ontario
Archie is about five and a half to six years old. He is a very smart, neutered, liver and white fieldie who is up to date on all his shots.
Archie loves attention – lots of attention – and he might be best in a single person home, although he does get on with other dogs and cats. He does tend to be a little on the nervous side, so a family without children is desirable. This nervousness extends to being left outside on his own and he will attempt to get out of a yard if left – he just needs to know his human is there. This, we feel, stems from his original home where he was left outside for long periods of time. He is also frightened of thunder and fireworks, as are many dogs.
In the house, he is well behaved and although he will alert you when someone comes to the door, he soon backs off and greets new people in a friendly manner with no jumping up. And he knows his commands – sit, stay, lie down and roll over!
His foster home is at the present time training Archie not to be so terrified of the crate. He is happy to be fed in it and will go and sit in it when he’s hungry, but if the door is shut he gets very upset and will bite the bars until he hurts himself. This is something his forever home would need to be aware of, if they planned to crate him.
Like most Springers, Archie loves human food and garbage particularly appeals to him - again, like most Springers! However, he does have a sensitive tummy and needs to be kept on a special kibble. If you veer away from that, his tummy gets upset. He also has a tendency to drink water too fast so it is advisable to give him small amounts at a time – that way, he doesn’t bring it all up again.
Although energetic, Archie is not hyper and does not have a high prey drive. When off-leash he will not go too far and comes back when called. When he has to be on leash, he walks well.
Archie is looking for a home that will include him in their daily routine and where they will have the time to take him to dog parks and other areas where he can run on a daily basis and be a happy Springer, sniffing here and sniffing there and charming all the ladies as I’ve been told he does!
Posted: February 10th, 2013
Updated: March 7th, 2013
PUFFIN, age 16 months, in Ontario
She is a 16 month pure bread Cocker Spaniel located in St. Catharines looking for her forever home! She is an absolute gem.. a perfect little dog! She loves being off leash and going for long runs. She is used to going off leash at a sanctuary where she gets to mouse hunt, meet other dogs and run! She is best described as "a people's dog" - she likes other dogs, and has fun.. but she sometimes play growls, which scares other owners. She's a happy little girl with a lot to say when playing. She is crate trained, house trained, spayed, up to date on shots! When she wants to go outside she will sit at the back door. If you are late in taking her for her "W" then she will bring you your shoes, and sit by them, whining.. She knows she needs her exercise! Puffin is adorable and is looking for her perfect forever situation!
Puffin is looking for:
- Someone who she can spend the majority of the day with (work from home, newly retired?)
- Someone that can walk/run along side her for at least 5km a day.
- A family that has children over the age of 10.
- A fenced back yard to zoom around in.
- Ideally to stay close to Niagara
What she doesn't like:
- Being secluded when she knows you are around.
- Watching people eat - she's a beggar!
If you'd like more information about Puffin, please contact Kim.
Posted: February 19th, 2013
MAISE, age 8 1/2 months, in Ontario
Maise is a beautiful 8.5 month old, spayed,black and white girly. We rescued Maise, her mother, and three brothers from a less than desirable situation a few months ago. Since then, we have been working on loving her, socializing her and teaching her the basics. She has blossomed into a beautiful young dog who wants to do nothing more than give kisses and cuddles all day long.
Maise currently lives with three doggy siblings, and foster parents. She does well with other dogs and loves people. Maise knows her basic commands and has great recall - she is used to running off-leash everyday to get the most out of her walk. Maise puts equal weight into loving her exercise as she does loving her cuddles and is hoping that you will share your bed with her!
Maise is not crated when she is left at home and has never been destructive. She will bring you your shoes, socks, and various other household objects when she gets excited but will release them when you tell her to 'leave it'. Maise would do best in a home that is active and where she will have the companionship of another dog. We will not be adopting Maise out to a family with children under the age of 12.
Posted: February 10th, 2013
Updated: February 19th, 2013
RUSTY, age 2 years, in Ontario
My name is Rusty, and I am a big cuddler. I am a 55lb 2 year old neutered male looking for someone to love and adore me. I enjoy the company of other dogs and play well, I have been extremely good (and patient) with my foster parents female springer and other dogs we've met in the local park.
I enjoy playing with toys and bones, and have not shown possessive issues. I love a good walk or run in the park. My leash manners and recall are good, and I especially enjoy playing the "chase me" game.
I am excellent in a crate even, and show a great ability to learn quickly with positive reinforcement. I have had limited exposure to children (in my foster home) but have been gentle with all the children that I have encountered!
Posted: December 30th, 2012
Updated: January 15th, 2013
PATRICK, age 8 mos, in Ontario
Patrick is a beautiful and happy 8 month old, black and white boy! Patrick puts the "spring" in Springer and is extremely intelligent, house trained, great off leash (when following his foster siblings and foster mom) and loves attention. Patrick absolutely loves to be cuddled and is a great companion. Like most Springers, Patrick loves the water and food! He is very food motivated and will even help himself to food on the counter. He has gladly taken on the "counter surfer" title at his foster home.
Patrick absolutely hates being alone, so we are looking for a family that is home the majority of the day - he is known to get into trouble when left alone and does terribly in crates. Due to Patrick's past, he is also uncertain of children so we are asking for a forever home with no kids. Patrick may be okay with another dog in the home but he does not like to share his food so an experienced dog owner and Springer owner would be best. He is up to date on his shots and neutered.
Patrick is a beautiful and young boy with a ton of love to give - he just needs the perfect home and we are certain that it is out there.
Posted: December 28th, 2012
Updated: February 10th, 2013
DAISY, age 2 1/2 years, in Ontario
Daisy is a 2.5 year old, black and white, healthy, happy and beautiful girl. Daisy gets along great with all people, children, and dogs. Her and her foster sister Mazie can spend hours play fighting and playing tug of war. Daisy has a ton of energy and needs an active family who are willing to give her the exercise that she needs and deserves. Daisy would be your friend forever if you would get her, her own personal stash of squeaky balls! She likes to walk around endlessly squeaking them to get her foster parents and foster siblings attention. Daisy is still working on her recall as sometimes other things around her are far too tempting! Daisy is also still working on her leash manners but what she lacks in leash manners she makes up for in her sweet and affectionate demeanour. With a face and personality as sweet as hers we are sure that the perfect forever home is out there.
Posted: December 21, 2012
Updated: March 13, 2012
BUDDY, age 10 years, in Ontario
Buddy is a 10 year old, liver and white boy who is neutered and up to date on his shots. Buddy was dropped off at the animal control in Hamilton as a stray and was there almost three weeks before he came into our care. At first, Buddy had a voracious appetite but now that he has settled down and is in a calm environment he takes his food at leisure. Buddy doesn't mind being bathed and doted on and is a good boy when being groomed and having his ears cleaned.
Buddy weighs 42 pounds and at times his hearing is selective as he gets so focused on the squirrels, cats, and possums that his foster home has wandering about in their yard. Buddy has advanced cataracts, so getting around at night has to be done a little more carefully and his back end/hind legs seem to lag a little as he doesn't really bend them well, especially if he tries to get up the stairs - he sometimes needs to be lifted to get into the car and makes for a great co-pilot. Hey, we all age and get a bit sore at times, right?!
Buddy understands basic commands and enjoys a nice trot and sniff around the dog park. He doesn't pay attention to other dogs too much as he prefers to sniff, but is friendly to them when they approach. Buddy absolutely adores his people and seldom barks! Buddy is such a sound sleeper that sometimes he has nighttime incontinence - his foster mom helps that by using belly bands and Buddy is dry and happy in the morning. Buddy is an absolute love and joy to have around and would be a welcome addition to any family.
To find out how to add this great Springer to your family contact his case manager, Dina, today!
Posted: October 18th, 2012
TUCKER, age unknown, in Ontario
Hello friends, my name is Tucker. My foster family named me Tucker as an homage to my Kentucky birthplace. They should have named me Tornado because I narrowly escaped awful weather back where I came from.
I am happy to be in Canada and meet so many kind folks and their dogs - are all Canadians this nice? Everyone seems to love guessing what kind of dog I am...if you come to meet me you can have a turn at guessing too! I have heard Springer Spaniel, Lab, Australian Shepard, Burmese Mountain dog, Rottweiler - I will never tell because I love all the attention! I weigh about 55 pounds and am about 24 inches tall. I love to be outside in the backyard, go for walks and car rides.
In the short time I have been here, I have learned to sit, walk with a gentle leader and am working on other stuff like staying and coming to my new name. I LOVE attention and in fact I prefer attention to treats or people food when I am doing my training. Seriously, who could argue with that? I am still getting used to all this positive smiles, petting and praise. The other dogs tell me I should try getting a belly rub but I am not ready for that yet. I guess I still have my guard up a bit because of where I came from. Please come see me at the dog park in Enfield, I would love to meet you and show you what an active, sweet and handsome boy I am. Sincerely, Tucker xo
Find out more about Tucker by going to the Petfinder Website. Please note: the listing specifies that it can only adopt Tucker out to individuals or families in the Durham area (Tucker is located in Oshawa).
Posted: October 4th, 2012
TOBY, age 10yrs, in Ontario
Hello! My name’s Toby and I love women, especially if they let me share their bed and their food. I’m good with other dogs, but I would prefer it if they didn’t try and take my toys away from me…they’re mine. And I don’t mind cats.
My past experience with men has not been particularly good - they have not treated me well so I would be much happier in a home where there weren’t any.
I am 10 years old; I’m black and white, neutered and up to date on all my vaccinations. And, I am told, a true gentleman. My foster mom says that I don’t always come when I’m called, but that’s not my fault…no one bothered to train me. But I’m very happy to stay on my leash (means I’m that much closer to her) and if I had a fenced in yard there wouldn’t be a problem. Even though I’m ten, I still love to go on long walks and if there’s a chance to cool off in a creek or a pond or water of some sort that’s even better.
Posted: August 14th, 2012
Updated: February 10th, 2013
MISSY, age (almost) 6yrs, in Ontario
Hi There! My name is Missy and my mom says that I am a "tri-coloured" Springer. I am 6 years young and looking for that special person to give me my very own forever home. I absolutely LOVE playtime, especially ball play and swimming like a fish! It is so nice that I am able to do all of these great things at my foster home because prior to this I was not treated too kindly and my foster mom has used the word "abused" before...whatever that means. I do very well off-leash and will always come when called because I like to be with my humans. I do not like being left alone for long periods of time, who does?!
Due to my past my foster mom thinks that I would do best in an adult only home, with male dogs. I don't fuss with the cats and really just like spending time with my people. When I was younger something happened to my hip but I can't tell my foster mom exactly what because she speaks a funny language that I cannot. I take vitamins to keep me healthy and they help my hips, am current on all of my vaccinations and am spayed! I need someone who will love me and understand my needs and will work with my sometimes present "attitude problem"...as if!
To find out how to add this great Springer to your family contact her case manager, Dina, today!
Posted: July 25th, 2012
RALPH & GONZO, age 8yrs, in Ontario
Ralph and Gonzo are very sweet 8 year old springer mix brothers who have been living with their original family from puppyhood until they came into foster care. The family had a baby and did not have as much time to take them on daily walks so they became overly interested in the new baby according to their owners. They are happy boys who enjoy long walks to see and smell everything, and are working on their manners on leash, especially when meeting other dogs. They are very good at sitting when asked and waiting to have their feet wiped when coming in from the yard and letting their foster mom go in and out of the door and gate first. They happily greet their foster mom with a stuffed toy or nyla bone and like to look out the front window to keep an eye on what is going on. They are excited when company comes to visit and they are working on sitting when visitors come so they can greet them politely with no jumping and once they have sniffed and had some pets will politely sit in their bed together.
Ralph does have some health issues. He will need daily medication for the rest of his life for thyroid and for Addisons Disease which involves pills twice a day and an injection approximately once a month. He takes the pills easily with a small amount of cheese and Gonzo likes his treat of a piece of cheese, not to be left out. Ralph is doing very well on this medication and has a healthy, happy appearance. These two brothers are great in the car, sitting quietly or lying down on long drives so are very easy to take anywhere. They are great companions and would be a welcome addition to their forever family.
Ralph and Gonzo get along very well and are a delight to have around. They would do well with a family that has older children. They are a bonded pair and must be adopted together.
To find out how to add these great Springers to your family contact their case manager, Dina, today!
Posted: March 11th, 2012