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Hi! My name is Buddy, and I am the handsome guy in the pictures. Wow, do I have a story to tell you! I had lived with my mom and dad for the last five years. I loved them and they loved me. They took me on walks and to doggie day care, where I met lots of friends. Life was great, and I was a happy dog. Then things begin to change, because my people were at home with me less and less, and I was in day care more and more. I was lonely. Sometimes they were gone twelve or thirteen hours a day!
One day a nice lady from ESRA came to my door. My mom had all my toys, food, and kennel packed. The lady from ESRA put me and all my stuff in the car, and we drove away. I was really scared. The lady told me that my people were very sad, but they needed to be away from home too many hours in the day and they could no longer take care of me.
The lady, who became my foster mom, petted me, took me on walks, and put my kennel in her bedroom so I could sleep in my safe place. I paced up and down and around the house, wondering what was happening to me. My foster mom told me I had anxiety from the move and that everything would be okay. I would find a Forever Home where my people would be home with me, and I would not be alone.
My foster mom was right. I have comfortably settled into my foster home. It took me a while to adjust, but I am not as anxious as I was when I first arrived. Now I am searching for a new family to love me, and I will love them, too!
From Buddy's foster mom: Buddy is a ball of energy. He loves to chase tennis balls and run and jump, chasing butterflies, birds, rabbits, or squirrels. Buddy is also a ball of love and snuggles, a typical Velcro Springer. He likes nothing better than to crawl into my lap and snooze while I watch TV in the evening. Buddy is kennel trained, but I leave the kennel door open at all times. He has free rein of the house when I am gone, and there have not been any behavior issues when he has been left alone.
Buddy walks well on a leash until he sees something that requires chasing. A Gentle Leader or an Easy Walk harness would work well for him. Firecrackers and thunderstorms scare Buddy, but a Thundershirt calms him considerably during storms. It appears that Buddy was trained on all the standard commands: Sit, Down, Come, Stay, No, and Off. He is a bit rusty on some of them, but I am working with him to refresh his memory.
Buddy would do best in a home where family members are at home with him. A fenced yard or an invisible fence will be required because it is just too tempting to chase that rabbit or squirrel around the neighborhood. This energetic little guy has lots of love to give to the family that appreciates his Springer energy, wiggles, and kisses.
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 Buddy.
Contact: ESRA Case Managers, Ellie Starks and Rebecca Thompson email@example.com.