View Full Version : URGENT: foster for springer puppy

26th July 2007, 07:41 PM
Tara urgently needs a foster for a 7 month old small springer puppy, probably for about 2 weeks, but even a week to sort it out for a second week elsewhere would help.

Tara has been a key foster for many at risk cavaliers for me but she is currently full up with dogs and cannot take this one in. If you might be able to do this, PM me or Tara (TKC on the board). This pup is in the Dublin area currently.

He has already done basic obedience, is housetrained and very well behaved. He has not yet been neutered.


27th July 2007, 10:25 AM
This is very urgent -- puppy is at serious risk. If anyone can squeeze a little one in...

27th July 2007, 10:37 AM
I would but with 5 here at the moment it wouldnt be fair on the dogs. Sorry.

27th July 2007, 10:38 AM
I'll be in Thurles on Sunday if anyone could drop him down I'd be able to take him for 2 weeks.

27th July 2007, 10:50 AM
Thanks Sins,

He needs to be moved asap, today or latest tomorrow. Thanks anyway.... he is such a sweetie.

27th July 2007, 10:54 AM
I can take him today and bring him to Sins on Sunday if that's any help.

27th July 2007, 11:01 AM
That would be ok with me.I was raised with springer spaniels and have a very soft spot for them.

27th July 2007, 11:02 AM
Thanks so much guys, one of my clients lives in Wicklow and will hold him temporarily.

Thanks again for your offers. Will update here.

If anyone knows anyone looking for a springer let me know.


27th July 2007, 11:11 AM
Glad he is sorted. He looks adorable.

27th July 2007, 11:15 AM
You guys are great; thanks for offers of help and glad h might be sorted now. This is a really wonderful dog if anyone knows a family looking for a young, trained, calm springer -- used to children, has done obedience, small size black and white fellow.

27th July 2007, 11:49 AM
young, trained and calm springer? Sounds like a dream family dog for someone. :).

Springers make lovely dogs for an active family ... @ NESSR, we call Cavs mini-springers, if that gives you an idea. They do like LOTS of exercise tho', but are a wonderful, wonderful breed.

27th July 2007, 12:27 PM
Hi Tara ,
My brother and his Girlfriend are interested in homing this puppy . Niamh has grown up with sprnger's so therfore understands the amount of excersise they need. Can you give me anymore information on this dog ?


27th July 2007, 01:25 PM
I do know it has belonged to a family who do not feel they can kep him. He has been trained at Dog Training Ireland with Tara and Lisa. Tara has said he is a superb dog. I haven't met him. :)

27th July 2007, 02:18 PM
Thanks Karlin ,
Do you know how we can get in contact with Tara or Lisa ??


27th July 2007, 10:23 PM
I told her of your post. You can PM her by sending a PM through this board to TKC. :) Or email her at taraATdogtrainingireland.ie subsituting the @ sign for the AT in the address.

Harry & Heidi's mom
28th July 2007, 12:45 PM
i could foster for up to 5 weeks if needed

28th July 2007, 05:50 PM
You can always go back and delete your own posts. :)

This dog is in Ireland so we needed an Irish foster but it turns out TKC has a week's breathing space so she's hoping she will be able to get him directly to a new home. :) I saw her this afternoon and told her there had been an enquiry about this puppy on this thread.

Harry & Heidi's mom
28th July 2007, 07:39 PM
oh that is good news

29th July 2007, 07:20 PM
This boy has come to me now. He is actually a Blue Roan Cocker Spaniel !!! His owners thought he was a springer but when I saw him and read his IKC papers they confirmed cocker!

Super friendly affectionate and just a great little fella. Retrieves, plays ball loves everyone.

Anyone interested please call me 0872320668. First preference goes to anyone from this board. As you can imagine there is a lot of interest in him already. He is vaccinated, chipped and IKC.

I am happy to meet anyone who wants to see him. Call me though as I may not be online or even text.

29th July 2007, 07:30 PM
OMG! :lol: Actually that makes a LOT more sense going by that picture of him -- I was thinking he looked very long faced for a springer. I can't believe his owners didn't even know what they bought from the breeder. :lol: I love that blue roan colouring.

29th July 2007, 07:55 PM
Yes I know!

He is smashing. At 7 months retrieving he even managed the A Frame (we were very careful) in about 2 attempts and hit the contacts. He gives you great big kisses. He is a house dog, asks to go out to the toilet and likes a good run. His recall is also excellent.

Oh I do envy whoever gets him! He is in foster as I have 8 dogs here and am stretched.

Thanks again everyone for your help and support. Snoopdog if Niamh wants to meet him no problem at all. Tell her to be prepared for the cuteness!

Barbara Nixon
29th July 2007, 07:58 PM
I thought he looked more like a cocker. It's like many cavalier owners believing they have a King Charles.

29th July 2007, 08:19 PM
It's like many cavalier owners believing they have a King Charles.

That's true; I try to explain to people it's unlikely they have KC; and that it isn't a case of a shorter nose on a KC, it's NO nose! :lol: Their heads are more like a ball.