Please note, as of March 1, 2017, the adoption fee will increase to $325.00. All adoptable dogs will be up-to-date on vaccines, spayed/neutered, heartworm negative and microchipped.
These dogs have now been evaluated and deemed healthy enough for adoption. Only those applicants who are approved can click to obtain additional information.
Meet Remy! BSR 1015
Special Consideration Posted June 21, 2017 Open to All Approved Applicants
Remington is seven year-old Boykin Spaniel looking for that one very special home to adopt him! He weighs sixty pounds, all muscle and is taller than most Boykins. Besides being loving and sweet, he is a high-energy dog who will require significant daily exercise in the form of structured training or activity with owner participation. He loves swimming and retrieving. He also loves car rides and petting. It is possible that he has been a hunted in the past. He certainly has the drive and instinct to be a great hunting companion!
He is currently completing a 30-day training course by a professional K-9 officer. He has been trained on a e-collar and can walk off leash and has shown a quick mastery of off-lead commands. Remy knows and obeys the following commands: Down, Come, Release, Heel. He could easily excel in rally work, hunting or training for specialized detection work, as long as the handler is experienced and committed to ongoing, weekly if not daily training. He is the epitome of a dog who needs a job! A firm, calm approach will work best.
Remy does still jump up some when greeting people, only because he excited to meet them, and therefore he may be a bad match for homes with young children he could topple over. He is house-trained, does not chew or counter-surf, and is crate-trained; but will be honored to sleep on the floor at the foot of your bed! He is not aggressive to other dogs, but some males show aggression to him; females seem to not get bothered by him. Also, Remy is much easier to groom than most Boykins!
He needs a forever home that will give him affection, structure and LOTS of mental and physical stimulation. A home without children would be best. Currently, Remy is in the final stages of being cleared of heartworms, and his treatment will be completed in early July. He will remain in our care for some time after that so that he can be safely brought back up to full activity, but we will be leaving his availability open for the duration so that we can find exactly the right home for this super boykin!
Hi there, I'm Ziggy. My foster family says I am the most special Boykin ever, and as you can see they are right! I am 2 1/2 years old and when I was found in a shelter, BSR was called to my rescue, even though some thought I might not be a purebred Boykin because of some really strange pigmentation on my face and chest. A private benefactor paid to DNA test me and yep, I am 100% Boykin!
Despite my age, I am still VERY puppyish! I am a first class nipper and love to play with my mouth. Now my foster brother and I are great wrestling partners so I don't see what the issue is but Mom says whats good for the dogs is NOT ok for the humans! My foster mom is working with me on that, especially my habit of lunging and nipping the back of her arm every time she gets in the driver seat of the car to take me somewhere! I can also be very demanding when I want attention, using my very blocky head and big paws to bat and swipe at you til you give in and pet me. I am 40 pounds, with a sturdy build and am VERY strong!
I have learned "kennel up" when my Boykin brothers and I have to be left home. I know “leave it!” and I am learning to walk well on a leash, but those tree rats and rabbits that scurry off into the woods sure look tempting to chase down that's when I'll show you how big of a bark I have! I do have a really good "stay" when the front door is opened and if you give me the command I won't bolt out and flee. If you forget, well.....let's just say I am FAST! I have always been an escape artist (that's what landed me in the pokey) and I very helpfully pointed out to my foster mom where all the potential jail breaks in the fence were when I got here. I can also jump like a kangaroo and if the fence is short, I'm pretty sure I'd be over it in no time, so my foster family will not leave me outside alone. That’s ok because I really don’t like being alone. I do love my humans and will follow my foster mom everywhere. I also like to swim, but for the life of my I don't know what all this "throw the bumper into the water" jazz is all about....if you throw away, you can go get it!
I have to say that I am not completely housebroken, but I am mostly ok if someone is home to let me out on a frequent basis. Sometimes when I'm excited or have just been inside a bit too long, I'll leave you a puddle to clean up....sorry, but I am working on that too! I also get super excited in the car and will lunge at the window when big trucks go by, so best to tether me or crate me in the car or you might end up with "love marks" from my claws on your car upholstery near the windows! On my most recent trip, my human brother discovered that I rode a lot better, with a lot less lunging and panting, if I was wrapped in a blanket, so I could have some anxieties at play, and a thunder shirt might help, even though storms and loud noises don't bother me.
The best home for me will be one with someone that is home most of the time and has the patience with my puppy ways to continue my training and teach me to be a good boy and member of the pack. Given my escape artist skills, I CANNOT be left in the yard while you are out, and since I sometimes chew stuff I find lying around, you'll need to be OK with crating for my own protection while you are gone. Like all Boykins, especially us young ones, I need plenty of structured exercise and mental stimulation, both with my humans and doggie pack. Therefore other dogs are a must and at least one that's happy to play wrestle with me. Older children are fine but young kids are not, as I see them as two legged dogs that are my size, and will knock them over with my over enthusiastic ways. I do like older teenage kids though! Finally, If you have a thing about no dogs on the furniture I don't think we will get along very well, because I WILL make my way up to be beside you on the couch and in the bed!
Boykin Spaniel Rescue, Inc. prides itself in our dedication to evaluating the health, temperament and strengths of each dog. Sometimes dogs are with us a month or so, sometimes it is much longer. We assure you, the wait is worth it!
Meet Apollo! BSR 1028
Posted July 16,2017
Apollo here, I am 1-1/2 year old, and am a happy, sweet natured pup who is reveling in all the “me time” I am getting with my foster. I’ll soon be ready to fly into your heart so check back!
Meet Berkley! BSR 1013
Posted July 18, 2017
Hi, Berkley here! I'm 6 years old and an absolute sweetheart! I'm going to be available soon to love on my own family, so check back!
Meet Moe! BSR 1030
Posted July 18, 2017
Moe is a fun-loving little fellow who doesn't know a stranger and will be super happy with a family that loves to play, swim, and chase squirrels as much as he does! Check back for him to become available soon.