Section One

***PLEASE NOTE: Applications for dogs***

We have decided to close our application list for the time being. Due to current circumstances we have very few dogs and feel at the moment it would be unfair to raise peoples hopes. People who have been home checked already are and will remain on the list unless you tell us otherwise. As soon as the situation changes we will open the list again. Thank you for your understanding and continued support.

*** COVID-19 Update ***

Please note that due to the current situation with the COVID-19 coronavirus restrictions, our home checks are on hold, but we will still take dogs if urgent. For further information regarding practicing social distancing and safety when you have a dog please click here

English Springer Spaniel Welfare is a Charitable Incorporated Organisation, formed in 1990 and recognised by the Kennel Club as a breed specific welfare and rescue organisation.
ESSW is run by volunteers and although we do not profess to be experts we have many years experience within the breed, both in working and showing these wonderful dogs.
Working throughout the South of England with Area Coordinators covering the counties below the English Midlands and the Southern counties of Wales.
Our aims and objectives are to support the prevention of maltreatment and cruelty to English Springer Spaniels and in particular to encourage responsible ownership.
To find suitable homes for Springers whos owners are unable to re home them themselves. To give advice to ESS owners having problems coping with their dogs. To raise funds through donations, subscriptions and fund raising events to cover our costs. To encourage responsible practices in the breeding of the ESS.

Section Two

We operate within Great Britain and our aims and objectives are:

To support the prevention of maltreatment and cruelty to English Springers and in particular encourage responsible ownership. To find suitable new forever homes for English Springers whose owners are unable to rehome them themselves.

To give advice to ESS owners having problems coping with their dogs. To raise funds through donations, subscriptions and fund-raising events to cover our costs.

To encourage responsible practices in the breeding of English Springers.

For more information on our charity click here

Our area coordinators cover the South of England and parts of Wales below an imaginary line drawn across from Mid Wales to the Ipswich area.

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We have the potential to operate throughout Great Britain but often our work is limited to areas we have helpers and Coordinators. A list of key personnel can be found on the Contact Us page. If you have a dog that you would like us to consider for rehoming please go to our downloads page and complete the applicable form, fill it in and return it to your local coordinator.

All dogs coming in to the care of ESSW for re homing that have an unknown vaccination history are given a titer test to avoid unnecessary vaccinations they are also fed a raw food diet, please see the Canine Health Concern website on our links page under Canine Retailers and Services for more information.