My name is Goliath!

English Springer Spaniel Dog for adoption in Minneapolis, Minnesota - Goliath
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English Springer Rescue America, Inc. - Minneapolis Chapter

Facts about Goliath

  • Breed: English Springer Spaniel
  • Color: Brown/Chocolate - With White
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
  • Sex: Male
  • ID#: 2016-363MN
Age: 6 years
Gender: Male
Color: Liver & White
Weight: 65 lbs
Variety: Field
Goliath is a big, loving Springer boy. He came into ESRA's care with his father, Bruno, after their owners lost their home. Goliath was morbidly obese at eighty pounds when he came into rescue. He is still on his weight loss journey, having lost fifteen pounds while on what we call "Goliath's Marathon," walking 26.2 miles over several weeks. Although Goliath, unlike his dad, doesn't care about playing ball, his love of walks has spurred his weight loss with no dieting involved. He still needs to lose ten more pounds, but that shouldn't be too difficult for him.

Goliath is housetrained. He walks nicely on the leash and comes when he is called. We have not tested him off leash or with cats. He has a low prey drive, but he has started playing and romping since the excess weight has come off. He was not overly excited about swimming, but he did not resist going into the water. He is not food or toy aggressive.

Though Goliath is Bruno's son, these two dogs couldn't be any more different from each other, except for their sweet natures and good manners. They came into rescue together, but both dogs would do well in separate homes.

Goliath has some allergies, but he is on an antihistamine which is helping him. Goliath will need a high quality food to keep him in tip-top condition. All in all, he is healthy, happy, and ready for his Forever Home. So if you think that home might be yours, please contact Goliath's 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 Goliath.

Contact: ESRA Case Managers, Ellie Starks and Rebecca Thompson

About English Springer Rescue America, Inc. - Minneapolis Chapter

About Our Rescue Group...

English Springer Rescue America, Inc. (ESRA) is a national referral and foster care purebred placement organization, and a 501(c)3 nonprofit corporation. ESRA's mission is to provide foster care to English Springers impounded by humane societies, private shelters, and animal control facilities nationwide, as well as to offer adoption referral services for those agencies.

Our Adoption Process...

Thank you for considering a rescue Springer. Rescue Springers are extremely loving and intelligent dogs looking for a caring home to give them a second start at life.

The following adoption application will help us determine the characteristics you are looking for in a dog, as well as who in our organization will respond to your inquiry. Please read this page carefully!

Adoption applications and fees will be required. The adoption fee for a dog in ESRA's foster care program is $300, except for dogs in our Seniors for Seniors program, for which the adoption fee is waived if both the dog and adopter are senior citizens. Foster dogs placed are spayed and neutered, current with vaccinations, and heartworm negative. We do ask that if you adopt a dog through our referral program, you make a tax-deductible donation to help us continue to care for other Springers who need assistance when found to be unwanted, abandoned, and abused.

When meeting a rescue dog, please try to spend as much time as possible with the dog to evaluate compatibility before making the decision to adopt. If you consider an interstate adoption, please discuss the dog's temperament, health, and transportation options very thoroughly with the shelter or foster home before making the decision to adopt the dog. In the best interest of yourself, your family, and the rescue dog, please make certain that the dog you choose to adopt is the right dog for you. Adoption is a big commitment!

It should be understood that applications for adopting a Springer through English Springer Rescue America, Inc. (ESRA) are subject to acceptance based on a review process that requires collecting information from an application, phone interview, vet and/or personal reference check, and possibly a home visit. This information should be submitted, and this process completed, before you meet a rescue dog available for adoption.

Making decisions about dog placement in adoptive homes is an "art", not a "science", and there might be times when applications will be denied for various reason(s). This is left to the discretion of the ESRA coordinator after reviewing all available information. ESRA reserves the right to make all decisions regarding placement or final disposition of any rescued dog in its care into a foster or adoptive home. There is absolutely no guarantee, made or implied, that any person or persons requesting to adopt a Springer Spaniel being fostered through ESRA, or posted on ESRA's web site, will be granted an adoption.