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SPRING RESCUE - LIVING IN THE NEW COVID-19 WORLD

 

We have continued to take in and rehome dogs throughout the pandemic whilst keeping the safety and wellbeing of our dogs and volunteers at the heart of our organisation, this has of course had an impact on how we go about rehoming.

 

OPTION 1

If you have been approved to apply for dogs either by phone call or after a home visit, please continue to note interest as advised. If you have any queries regarding this, please contact your local Area Coordinator HERE.

 

OPTION 2

If you have not yet completed an application to rehome one of our dogs, please read through the application guidance thoroughly and complete our application form and your local Area Coordinator will be in touch to discuss further. You can find the application form HERE.

 

 

The health and wellbeing of our dogs and our volunteers is at the heart of our organisation.

 

PLEASE NOTE: our COVID policies and  guidelines may change without notice to keep in step with government policy, so do please keep checking back to our website.

 

The lockdown also means we are keeping dogs for longer in foster or in some cases kennels, which is adding to our costs. And of course, we are unable to do our usual fundraising at fairs and dog events.

 

You can help us by making a donation. Click the button below to see how you can help

 

 

 

If you have already registered with us  to adopt a dog and you have been homechecked and you see a dog on this page that you would like to know more about, please click the image, or the link below the dog's biography, and fill in the enquiry form.

DOGS CURRENTLY AVAILABLE FOR ADOPTION
Joe Key Information
SRS Name: Joe
Ref No: 3001378
Location: Grampian: Aberdeenshire
Breed: Cocker Spaniel
Age: 10 Years, 2 Months ESTIMATE
Gender: Neutered Male
Good with Children: No
Good with Dogs: No
Good with Cats: No
Good with Livestock: Untested, please ask
Status: Available
Joe's CV: Joe is a 10 year old golden cocker spaniel who requires a home with someone who has experience of the breed. Prior to coming in to Springer Rescue for Scotland Joe lived on a croft in a remote location. This negatively impacted on socialisation with both people and other dogs, making him wary of those whom he has not met before. While living in that environment it appears that Joe’s ‘entertainment’ was guarding his property against strangers, animals and birds, barking aggressively when any encroached on his territory. As such, Joe could not be allowed free access to areas where delivery people or strangers are likely to appear unannounced. (Secure back garden is a necessity). Joe was initially placed in foster care in a small town however, having never experienced any volume of traffic - pedestrian or vehicular - he could not cope with an urban environment and was relocated to a rural foster home. He has settled in well which has confirmed that a home in a rural location is what he requires. Although it is evident that Joe has never had any ‘training’ he does have an excellent recall. He would, however, benefit from positive, reward based training and games to provide appropriate mental stimulation as opposed to him focusing on guarding his territory. Joe has latched on to his foster Mum and feels that he has to protect her and guard her from outside influences. He needs to be encouraged to be more independent and learn that this behaviour is not really necessary. Joe is getting a bit grumpy in his old age and will let you know when he wants petted. When he’s had enough he will walk away from you and likes to be left in peace when he wants a snooze. As can be seen from this information Joe does come with issues and these can be further discussed with suitable applicants. The successful applicant will be fully supported by both Springer Rescue for Scotland and qualified behaviour advisors. Please do not note interest in Joe if you have not been home-checked or been approved by email. Thank you

Email us here for enquiries about Joe: enquiries@springerrescuescotland.org

Barney Key Information
SRS Name: Barney
Ref No: 27001397
Location: Strathclyde: Argyll
Breed: English Springer Spaniel
Age: 6 Years, 3 Months ESTIMATE
Gender: Neutered Male
Good with Children: Yes
Good with Dogs: Yes
Good with Cats: No
Good with Livestock: No
Status: Available
Barney's CV: Please be aware SRS Barney is in foster on an island of the West Coast. My name is Barney and I’m a very handsome 6ish year old English Springer Spaniel. My foster family say that I’m an absolute sweetheart (but very cheeky). I eat well, i love a snooze and settle well at night. I also likes to travel in the car and recently have been on a big ferry. I love long walks and runs. I am a very strong boy and I pull on the lead but my foster parents are working on this with me. I also love to swim. I like children and other dogs but I don’t like cats and I REALLY don’t like birds, I just want to chase them!! I like playing with toys but they need to be very strong as they just seem to explode in my mouth…….one minute they are there then BAM their gone!! I really not knows what happens! I like to be kept busy as I’m a clever boy and I might get bored otherwise, me likes to be active I really enjoy learning new things and especially when there is food involved. I don’t bark very much, mostly just at birds but I’m getting better…honest! My foster Mum says that my forever family will be lucky to have me and that they better like getting lots of cuddles. Please DO NOT note interest in SRS Barney if you have not been home-checked or approved by email

Email us here for enquiries about Barney: argyll@springerrescuescotland.org

Murphy Key Information
SRS Name: Murphy
Ref No: 15001394
Location: Lothians: Edinburgh
Breed: English Springer Spaniel
Age: 6 Years, 1 Months ESTIMATE
Gender: Neutered Male
Good with Children: Older
Good with Dogs: Yes
Good with Cats: Possibly, please ask
Good with Livestock: Untested, please ask
Status: Reserved
Murphy's CV: Hi, my name is Murphy and I’m sure you’ll agree that I am a very gorgeous boy indeed. I need to be an only dog as I enjoy being the centre of attention. I have been with my foster family for 4 weeks and they say I am such a good boy with a lovely nature and a joy to have and be with. I live in quite a rural place and love my walks along the river path, running up and down the embankments, rooting through the bushes and undergrowth and walks in the hills.  But most of all I LOVE swimming in the river.  I really do love being outside, even if it’s in the garden, my tail wags all the time.  I used to drag my foster mum along on our walks but she has been teaching me about walking to heel. I’m getting much better but you will need to keep working with me on that. I am a very strong boy. I love being in the car cos it means we are off on an adventure I would love a home where I will still get my rural walks and definitely get to swim. A garden is a must for me; I spend a lot of time there.  I do need to have my balls to play with and I like you to throw them to me again and again! I don’t mind meeting other dogs when I’m out and usually I walk past them; I do like to stop to speak to people and they always tell me I’m a very good boy. I sleep soundly in my own bed all night and I don’t mind being left alone for a little while; I just settle in my bed. I don’t bark much- only when there is a knock at the door. Nobody is perfect though! I DO NOT like being picked up, I will growl and show you my teeth! And sometimes when I’m being petted I will grumble a little bit at you. I do need to lose some weight and have special ‘diet’ biscuits to help. So as you can see I’m nearly perfect, and my foster mum tells me that my forever family are going to be so lucky to have me and that  I’m going to bring lots of joy and happiness. Are you that family?? *Please note: do not note interest in Murphy unless you have been home-checked or been approved by email and can offer him a dog free home*

Email us here for enquiries about Murphy: edinburgh@springerrescuescotland.org

Holly Key Information
SRS Name: Holly
Ref No: 29001392
Location: Strathclyde: Argyll
Breed: English Springer Spaniel
Age: 3 Years, 7 Months ESTIMATE
Gender: Neutered Female
Good with Children: No
Good with Dogs: No
Good with Cats: Untested, please ask
Good with Livestock: No
Status: Available
Holly's CV: Holly is a 3 year old English Springer Spaniel who needs an experienced home. Due to a lack of early socialisation she can be wary of both people and dogs and can become very anxious and aggressive in unknown situations. She is accepting of strangers if the interaction takes place at her pace however if the person / dog forces the issue she will become fearful and bark at them. While out walking she becomes very focused on scents and will react if someone tries to interrupt her while she is ‘busy’. Her foster carers are working on encouraging her to stay calm and focus on them while out. Due to her pulling she has been introduced to a Gentle Leader head collar. Like many dogs Holly was unnerved at being placed in a new environment and has taken several weeks for her to start to relax and settle into her foster home (she is currently on YuCalm). Her foster carers have allowed her to settle in at her own pace and she is becoming the ideal house guest. She can, however, become grumpy in the evenings if she has been over stimulated or not had enough rest during the day. Holly loves running around a secure field, chasing a ball however she is no longer allowed the ball in the house as she has previously shown signs of resource guarding balls and toys indoors. She has been introduced to clicker training, which she loves, and her foster carers have been teaching lots of new exercises. She is a very quick learner! Holly would be best suited to an adult only, pet free household preferably in a semi-rural location. Thanks to the calmness and patience of her foster carers Holly has come on in leaps and bounds while with them and is a dog with great potential. Ongoing behavioural support will be in place for the adopters of Holly. Be aware Holly will require multiple visits to allow her to get to know her potential adopters. *Please only note interest in Holly if you have been home-checked or approved by email*

Email us here for enquiries about Holly: adopting@springerrescuescotland.org

Marley Key Information
SRS Name: Marley
Ref No: 16001399
Location: Grampian: Aberdeenshire
Breed: English Springer Spaniel
Age: 10 Years, 0 Months ESTIMATE
Gender: Neutered Male
Good with Children: Older
Good with Dogs: Yes
Good with Cats: Untested, please ask
Good with Livestock: Untested, please ask
Status: Under Assessment
Marley's CV: Hello, my name is Marley and I am about 10 years old. I'm boisterous to start with on a lead but I soon settle down. I get excited when going in the car but I settle down once I am in and travelling, I loves being in the car as it usually means am going somewhere exciting. I love getting attention and cuddles, I am good at getting brushed and getting my feet washed and dried after going on walks. I love being out and about but I do not have good recall, so I must be kept on a lead or long line at all times. I am working on my recall with my foster folks I will sit nicely for my food, I loves my food. I loves my ball as well. I sleep in a crate at night in my foster home. When out and about I am OK with kids (12+ are best). I am a bit unsure of men and will try to be the boss of them, I am more relaxed around women. (SRS have behaviourists that will offer support if any issues arise). I like being with other dogs as long as they are not too boisterous however I would prefer to be an only dog as I have been an only boy most of my lifes. PLEASE NOTE: please only note interest in Marley if you have been home-checked/through our application process and approved by email

Email us here for enquiries about Marley: aberdeenshire@springerrescuescotland.org