My name is Jake!

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

Facts about Jake

  • Breed: English Springer Spaniel
  • Color: Black - With White
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
  • Sex: Male
  • ID#: 2016-538MN
Age: 7 years
Gender: Male
Color: Black & White
Weight: 65 lbs
Variety: Bench

Let us introduce you to Jake. He's one BIG bundle of love, and he's one of the sweetest fosters we have ever had in our program! Jake was relinquished due to his former family's financial hardship. This was, of course, a very sad situation because Jake was very much loved by his owners, but fortunately they reached out to ESRA to ensure that he will find the perfect Forever Family. The love Jake has always received shines through in his personality every single day, and we want to make sure that the same level of love continues in his Forever Home.

Jake is indeed a big boy, but he is a lean sixty-five pounds. He is also as gentle as they come, and there is not a mean bone in his sweet body. Jake does have his playful, puppylike moments, and he loves his floppy toys, but he is never rough or over the top. His goofy side comes through when he is playing, and that gives everyone who watches him plenty of giggles. He loves to snuggle, get belly rubs, and sleep on his dog bed by your feet in the evening. This would be the perfect dog for a family with children. Jake loves everyone, including his canine companions.

This handsome guy is housetrained, and he is wonderful in a crate if treats are used to entice him in. He has a beautiful, healthy coat and crystal-clean ears. Jake could use a little work in walking on a leash, but a gentle lead could easily take care of his tendency to pull. He does know a few commands, but if he gets on the scent of a squirrel, the command "Come" gets lost in the moment. Jake is strongly prey driven. Also, if he gets loose, he loves to play keep-away, staying just beyond arm's length and making a game of being caught. For this reason, we recommend a home with either a fenced yard or a containment system. Jake is very smart and has no trouble learning his boundaries.

We are excited to help Jake find the lucky people who will become his ideal Forever Family. So if you can give him all the love and care he deserves, please contact his case managers right away!

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 Jake.

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.