English Springer Spaniel Rescue of Long Island

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English Springer SpanielRight now we have 6-12 English Springer Spaniels in need of loving homes! Review our list of available dogs for descriptions of dogs in need of homes and information on adoption. Or, support our rescue efforts by purchasing something from our boutique or making a donation.

English Springer Spaniels are a medium-sized sporting breed with a docked tail.  They are highly intelligent, active, and people-oriented, making the Springer an ideal companion for people in settings from urban to rural.  Springers are extremely affectionate, loyal dogs and require daily attention from their human companions.  To learn more about English Springer Spaniels, click here.

Advantages of Adoption

sketch-down.jpg (9194 bytes)Would you like to own a puppy?  Often prospective dog-owners are drawn in by the "cuteness" of a puppy, not realizing all the work that accompanies puppy ownership.  The time and energy needed for cleaning up messes, obedience training, housebreaking, exercising, etc. can sometimes overwhelm even the most patient dog owner.  Many of our adoptive families have realized the wisdom of adopting an older dog.

We believe that there are several major advantages of adopting one of our dogs:

  • Many of our dogs may live with one of our experienced foster families for a period of time, until we have formed an opinion as to whether a particular dog is right for your family
  • We have a principle: Once a rescue dog, always a rescue dog. That is, you can return a dog to us at any time if it becomes unsuitable for your situation
  • There is no fee. We pay all medical and fostering costs until the dog is yours (although you will be asked for a donation)
  • All are purebred (as far as we can tell) English Springer Spaniels
  • All are neutered or spayed

Introduction to
nglish Springer Spaniel Club of Long Island - Rescue

The English Springer Spaniel Club of Long Island was founded more than 30 years ago; its Rescue program was started in 1988. We are a group of unpaid volunteers from Maine to Pennsylvania. Every year our organization places approximately 100 abused, abandoned or unwanted Springers into new homes. Some of these purebred dogs come to us through local shelters; some come to us due to the death of a former owner, divorce, a new baby, move to a new house, small apartment, etc. We've even heard of dogs who no longer fit into the family because the decor of the home was changed!

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 a while to evaluate it and allow it to get over the loss of its former owner, then we place it with an appropriate family.

Occasionally, we find ourselves with a dog which is unadoptable because of serious disease or incorrigible temperament. This is a difficult judgment for us to make, but we are experienced in making these evaluations, and we always reach a consensus. Because of this process, you have a better chance of adopting the right dog for you than you would with an ordinary animal shelter.

Over the years we have put hundreds of purebred English Springer Spaniels into new homes, and in the process, we've met some of the NICEST people! At any given time, there are approximately twenty to thirty dogs waiting for a new home -- perhaps with you.

We Need Your Help!

Please contact us if you:

  • Would like to rescue an English Springer Spaniel
  • Need to find a new home for your English Springer Spaniel
  • Would like to make a donation
  • Can help in any way!!!

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English Springer Spaniel Club of Long Island - Rescue
163 Academy Street, Bayport, NY 11705
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Email: rescue@springerspaniel.org

ESSCLI-Rescue is not an affiliate of English Springer Rescue America, and receives no funding from ESRA.

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