About 8 1/2 years ago we got involved with English Springer Rescue America (ESRA) when we rescued Abby and three months later added Milo to the mix. Though they came to our home at 2 1/2 years old with some definite issues...i.e. heartworm positive, not house trained, afraid of riding in the car, not spayed or neutered, no leash training. We worked at it and thankfully got them healthy, socialized, and integrated into our family. Springers are beautiful dogs with sweet temperaments and a loyalty that never ends.
Abigail, affectionately known as Abby
Milo, affectionately known as Mr. Mi
They are now eleven and serve as constant companions to EZ (and me!). I have no doubt that after his diagnosis, radiation, and chemotherapy, and the month he spent away from them while hospitalized, they had a sense about his cancer. They don't want him out of their sight and follow him around from room to room, watching his every move. For senior dogs, except for some occasional stiffness, they still have boundless energy and love to swim, sniff, go for rides in the car, take walks, and run through the woods!
What a handsome boy
Out for a walk in the park
Someone loves his new bone
Trying to get some exercise and wear these two out
Woah, look at those jowls!
Sometimes fighting cancer involves more than medicine. How about a loyal canine friend that provides unconditional love, endless companionship and a reason to get out and walk even when you hurt? Check out the rescued Springers available for adoption in your area on the ESRA website. Can't adopt right now? Provide a foster home. We think you'll be glad you did!