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Sex Male Color Liver & White
Location Florence, MA Posted 09/23/14

Jack is a 7-year-old big boy (75 lbs). He has just been at his NEESSR foster home for a short time and is recovering from surgery - details on special needs page. Jack does have food and toy resource guarding issues. His foster family has already started working with him and is seeing some progress. It will take time to get a better understanding of this boy. We will be looking for an adopter who has experience with these issues and would recommend that he goes to an adult-only household.

Please see his writeup on the special needs page.

Jack - Just Arrived
Jack
Sex Male Color Liver & White
Location East Bridgewater, MA Posted 05/29/14

Colin is a 9-year-old 43 lb boy. Because of his high energy level, Colin would do well in a family with teenagers, but not younger children.

Intelligent, Athletic, Endearing describes the cutest Springer ever brought into NEESSR care! That’s our Colin. Recovered from his surgery and given a complete bill of health from our veterinarian, Colin has shown us that he is ready for his next big adventure. A wonderful forever home with an active family that enjoys walks and active playtime would be Colin’s preference. Showing off his intelligence, Colin has a wide understanding of human language. Eager to please with a willingness to learn he responds well to direction. He has a great ability to learn any trick.

Being an energetic dog, Colin is not one to sleep all day and be still all night. As an older but still very active 9 yr old, this boy can keep up with his 6 yr old foster brother in the play yard for sure. Like any energetic athlete he does need his daily exercise. Walks and playing ball are a must. After a round of active play, Colin can be content to lie at your feet when you are working on the computer or relaxing watching TV. He will engage in any activity that includes a human and of course a ball. With his own people to love, and proper attention and direction Colin would make a great companion for a family.

Please see his writeup on the special needs page.

Colin - Available
Colin
Colin
Sex Male Color Liver & White
Location Everett, MA Posted 08/12/14

Brady just arrived at his NEESSR foster home. He is a 50 lb liver & white 10 year old boy. Yes - he does look black & white in this photo, but he is definitely a deep liver - with a 3/4 tail. Brady will be paying a visit to the vet next week to be neutered and get all checked out. His foster family will provide more information once they've gotten to know him better.

Please see his writeup on the special needs page.
Brady

Brady - Adoption Pending
Brady
Sex Male Color Black & White
Location Merrimac, MA Posted 09/23/14

Dexter is a ten year old 45 lb boy who recently arrived at his NEESSR foster home. He becomes anxious when left alone - he'd be happiest in a family with someone home most of the time. Dexter has been adopted!


Dexter
Dexter - Adopted!
Dexter
Sex Female Color Black & White
Location Dennisport, MA Posted 08/31/14

Six year old Maggie is sweet and beautiful black & white Springer girl. She has been adopted!


Maggie
Maggie - Adopted!
Maggie
Sex Male Color Black & White
Location Nashua, NH Posted 07/12/14

Comet is a big handsome springer boy who has just arrived at his NEESSR foster home. He is about 70 lbs and nine years old. Comet would be best as an only dog in his home. His foster mom is getting to know him and will provide more info asap.

08/27 - Comet is happily settling in with his new family. This happened pretty quickly - we didn't even have a chance to update this website profile. Congrats to Comet and his family!


Comet
Comet - Adopted!
Comet
Sex Male Color Liver & White
Location Northborough, MA Posted 05/29/14

Ruben is a two-year-old boy who came to NEESSR two months ago - an exceptionally timid dog. His foster family has been diligently working to help him overcome his fears and develop confidence. At this time he is comfortable and loved in his foster home. We are happy to announce that Ruben has found his permanent home - and will be adopted by his NEESSR foster family. We'd like to share their thoughts. Here is "Ruben's Story"

Ruben is still a very sensitive dog who needs a slow introduction to people, dogs and things in his environment, but his progress thus far has been astounding! His gentle and endearing nature makes him a wonderful companion to his family and housemate, Gemma, a 2-year-old golden retriever. During Ruben’s first few weeks in foster care he often hid in the yard and had to be coaxed into the house; once inside he stayed in his crate or retreated to a quiet place in the house away from the family. When confronted with a situation he was unable to handle, Ruben crouched on the floor and froze in place.

With the help of a trainer and the support of NEESSR members several training techniques were employed to help him approach family members and ease his fears, which were not necessarily predictable. Despite his fearful nature, it was amazing that he weathers thunderstorms and the lawnmower noise with barely a notice.

After 4 weeks, Ruben was finally adventuresome enough to pick up his first dog toy and a whole new world opened up for him! The emergence of playful behavior led to modified games of fetch and find toys and frequent romps in the garden with Gemma. As he feels more safe in his home, the fearful behaviors he exhibits are diminishing. Ruben is growing in confidence when faced with visits from friends and family, to include three grandchildren. Everyone is respectful of Ruben’s space and he able to approach guests on his terms in slow and cautious manner, even to the point of climbing into a lap from time to time. His progress outside of the home is slow, but continual. Ruben is still unsuccessful at leaving the house without Gemma as a buffer on his walks in the neighborhood and local park. Ruben still needs time and a great deal more training, but judging from the past few weeks he’s well on his way to many more tail wagging adventures.

Ruben - Adopted!
Ruben
Sex Male Color Liver & White
Location Everett, MA Posted 05/28/14

Cocoa is a five year old boy who just arrived at his NEESSR foster home. He is presently at the vets to get a complete physical and also for neutering. He has a history of stomach problems that we will address while he is in foster care. Until yesterday Cocoa was pretty much of an "outside" dog. His foster family will be working on helping him become an "inside" dog. We expect it will take quite a bit of time to get him acclimated to living in a house as well as getting to the root of his stomach issues so this boy can be on his way to his forever home.

06/09 - Cocoa has been in his foster home for almost two weeks now. Here is what he has to say: Cocoa is my name and playing is my game! I could play fetch with a ball or toy all day. I like to go for walks and smell everything. I like to have my head and back scratched and to have my fur brushed. I’ve had an issue with my stomach, but my foster mom and vet are helping me and I am getting better everyday. When I feeling 100% - my foster mom will be able to tell everyone lots more about me and then I can be adopted!

Please see his writeup on the special needs page.

Cocoa - Adopted!
Cocoa
Cocoa