My name is Oliver!

English Springer Spaniel Dog for adoption in Minneapolis, Minnesota - Oliver
Photo 1 - English Springer Spaniel Dog for adoption in Minneapolis, Minnesota - Oliver
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Oliver's Info...

I am already neutered, housetrained, purebred, up to date with shots, good with kids, good with dogs, and good with cats.

Oliver's Story...
Age: 3 years
Gender: Male
Color: Black & White
Weight: 42 lbs
Variety: Field
Oliver is everything you imagine a Springer to be. He has lots of energy, he gets along with everyone, and he is a well-behaved boy with an excellent personality. He really enjoys going for walks and would be a fine jogging partner. When his foster family took him to the lake, they found that he loves water and swimming.

Oliver has accompanied his foster parents on a visit to a nursing home, and he was loved by everyone there. His foster parents haven't exposed him to children, but Oliver's former owner reported that he got along with all the children in the neighborhood as well as the visiting grandkids. He lives with a beagle in his foster home, and the two dogs get along great. Oliver would do well either in a home with a canine companion or by himself. He met a cat at the vet's office when he went for his shots. He sniffed the cat but didn't show any other interest.

Though fetching doesn't appeal to Oliver, he does know the commands Sit, Shake, and Down. He is completely housetrained and uses a doggy door. He is treat motivated, he loves praise, and he responds well to gentle reminders. Oliver looks for approval and loves to be called a Good Boy. He will go into his crate, although it isn't his favorite place. His foster family is working to teach Oliver not to pull on his leash, and they say he gets better the longer they walk. They are also teaching him not to jump up on people. Oliver is just so happy to see everyone that he can't help himself. He also shows affection by licking!

Oliver is crated when his family is away. His foster parents have a digital monitor for watching the dogs from a smartphone app, and they have seen that Oliver initially barks and cries when he is left home alone, but he calms down after about thirty minutes. Because they have discovered that Oliver is something of an escape artist and has gotten out of his indoor crate, the doggy door is also closed when his family is away. If he goes outside while his people are gone, he is likely to bark for extended periods of time or squeeze under the backyard fence. Therefore, he will require careful monitoring and work on recall.

Oliver needs a home where he can be involved in his family's life. He wants to be your sidekick on walks, and he would love to attend public activities like kids' ball games. He is really the perfect "take-along dog." He is an excellent car rider, and he behaves so well in public. Oliver just wants to be near his people. As his foster family says, "When we are home with him, we do not have to entertain him. He is very content just knowing we are around." If you can be around for Oliver and give this good-looking boy a safe place in your home and your heart, please contact his case managers at the e-mail address below.

Please note that an approved adoption application is the first step in a more thorough interview process that is designed to match each dog to exactly the right family, and that the final decision rests with the dog's case manager.

Please read the Adoption FAQ and get an Adoption Application approved before inquiring about Oliver.

Contact: ESRA Case Managers, Ellie Starks and Rebecca Thompson

Facts about Oliver

  • Breed: English Springer Spaniel
  • Color: Black - With White
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
  • Sex: Male
  • ID#: 2015-252IA

Other Pets at English Springer Rescue America, Inc. - Minneapolis Chapter

Why Adoption is a Great Option

Oliver, a Minneapolis English Springer Spaniel dog was adopted! Here's how you can benefit by looking at adoption as an option to buying a English Springer Spaniel for sale in Minneapolis, or seeking a English Springer Spaniel dog from a breeder in Minneapolis.

  1. Rescues and shelter volunteers in Minneapolis already know the personality and tendencies of their pets. This means they can match you with the right pet. That will makes it much easier transition to owning a pet for yourself and your new pet.
  2. On average adoption fees are much less than you'd pay a Minneapolis breeder, or pet store. Plus most often rescue pets have already been to the veterinarian for a check-up, had a round of vaccinations, and are spayed or neutered. That is a lot of savings!
  3. You will become a hero, and give a needy dog or cat a loving home. In fact, there are even English Springer Spaniel breeders who help with English Springer Spaniel rescue. One puppy or kitten adopted in Minneapolis paves the way for another one to be saved.