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 Fozzie! BSR 1074 A "Seniors for Seniors" Eligible dog!
Posted March 5, 2018
Wakka wakka!! Meet Fozzie Bear, a sweet, loving male Boykin. This incredibly loyal guy is 11 years old and 55 pounds. He doesn’t think he is a senior and he is very active and healthy and has lots of life and love to give. Besides walking, most of all he loves to be petted and to just sit with you. Fozzie is a "love bug!” He settled into the routine of his foster family in three days upon arrival and has been very happy and easy to get a long with. He loves his people and is a good companion dog. Raised on a farm with lots of space, he is used to having other dogs around, so he will be much happier with other dogs in his life. He loves walking but rarely goes very far from home because he wants to be with his people and doggie friends. He's just a very social pup!
Fozzie will warn you with some barking when someone is arriving via car or on foot, so a city or suburban environment with lots of street activity to bark at is not an ideal home situation for him. But this is the only time he has barked with his foster family! He knows his basic commands like SIT and has a very gentle mouth when receiving a treat! He does not retrieve or hunt but is great companion to his people and his canine buddies. He is crate trained but, truth be told, he prefers the sofa! He Loves to go for rides in the car!
In good health, he did come to his foster family with a little extra weight. They are helping him lose it; nothing that regular exercise and a little less food won't fix. Presently he is on a modified raw diet with regular raw beef bones to chew. This diet is raw beef with kibble and the supplement he came with that includes a joint supplement. He will need some grooming a couple of times a year and his toe nails cut regularly to keep him mobile and moving well.
Fozzie's "perfect home" would be one in a country setting, with a large yard, a doggie door and other dogs to be his buddies. He would love his people to be around as much as possible, so a person at home would make him very happy. He will need regular exercise and lots of love and attention. Fozzie has many more years of love and life to give!
HOLY SMOKES!! A lot of people sure have been interested in me!! We need to close off apps at this time to let my fosters interview everyone.
Hi! My name is Cooper . I am almost 4 years old and a typical Boykin, weighing in at 34lbs. When I came into rescue I had allergies and was missing some fur but as you can see, now my coat has come back in with some medicine that my foster mom gives me with peanut butter and I am a healthy boy! I am a sweet, energetic, happy go lucky boy who loves everyone, human or canine that I meet. Everyone tells my foster mom and dad how super sweet I am and how lucky someone will be to get to be my new parents.
I am crate trained. In fact I love to sleep in my crate and when I am told to “kennel up” I trot right inside. I don’t mind being in my kennel for a few hours at a time. I can sit when you ask or use a hand signal. I do get excited sometimes with the attention and distraction of my boykin female siblings. My foster mom and dad are working on helping me stop counter-surfing. I love to see what’s up there!! My foster mom is working on teaching me to walk nicely on a leash and to not get so excited!
I love all other dogs. And I love it when my humans give me lots of love. Right now I am so busy having fun with the other dogs in my foster home that I don’t have too much time for snuggling, but I do love attention. I also love retrieving balls and birds. I have been exposed to hunting and gunfire. Maybe with a little extra training I could be a good hunting buddy for you…or we could just play some fetch in the backyard. My prey drive for birds is pretty strong and while I have not been around cats yet, that might not be the best idea.
In my forever home I would really like to have someone who is home a lot or who can come home during the day and let me out and play with me, I also would really enjoy a furry sibling about my age who likes to wrestle and play. I am full of energy and I think it would be fun to have a playmate. I like to play fetch and I will like to walk on the leash once I settle down. A fenced backyard could be important for me so I can explore my new house without worrying about getting distracted by the sights and sounds of my new neighborhood. It’s also really important for my new people to continue with my allergy care so that I can stay this gorgeous, plus continue my training so I can become the best dog I can possibly be!
Cooper is being fostered in Alabama.
Meet Annie & Molly! BSR 1076 & 1077
Posted April 5, 2018
Meet Molly and Annie, a pair of bonded, inseparable, 8 year old, BSS-registered females. The girls came into care after their owner moved to assisted living with the request that BSR find them a wonderful new home. Molly, at 36 pounds is sweet as can be! She is the ultimate companion dog and whoever her lucky human is will have a permanent, loving shadow. Molly believes she is a lap dog and would love to spend her days, in your lap petting her and giving kisses. Her affectionate, loving personality will warm your heart instantly. Molly is fully housebroken. Her foster is continuing to work on her leash training as she likes to take the lead.
Molly is usually side by side with her sister and is always checking on her sister and making sure she is taken care of first….it is truly touching to see this! Aside from her big smile and constant tongue-out grin, Molly is playful and loves her toys. Molly recently had her blood panel and everything came back perfect. She is a very healthy pup.
Annie, at 32 pounds, is also a companion dog and very loving. Annie is a little more shy than her outgoing sister and lets he sister take the leading role. Annie is also a lover and will be next to her person always. Although, not as playful as her sister, she is equally as loving and affectionate. Annie was a little timid about men at first, but quickly overcame that with her foster dad. She has had a few accidents and needs to be let out more frequently. Annie has a food allergy that causes her some skin irritation and ear infections and she is on a grain free diet. Her foster mom has been feeding her coconut oil in her food and that seems to be helping a lot! Annie also had her blood panel and everything came back normal.
Both girls were never off leash prior to coming to their foster home and had to adjust to the roaming free lifestyle of a fenced yard. They now are loving that freedom! They are used to sleeping in bed with their humans and even if they start out on their dog beds, they will sneak up in the night to be close to you. Both girls are leaning their basic commands like SIT, HEEL and OFF. They are able to stay in the house with no issues when their foster is out for a while.
Molly and Annie are best suited for someone who is ready for double the love! The girls are very much companion dogs and would be best in a home with retirees or people that can spend most of their days with them. They are WONDERFUL with children and other dogs. They would do well in a condo/town home with a fenced yard or a farm with freedom to run! These girls are as good at it gets and really the work of only one dog. They do not seem like 2 dogs; they are always together and do not do anything without the other.
Molly and Annie are being fostered in South Carolina.
Meet Buck, a trained hunting Boykin with a strong desire to retrieve. A very energetic 9 year old (who could easily pass for a much younger dog), he is super interested in retrieving balls and bumpers and he was a long time hunting companion to his former owner. Buck was recently tested to see what he’d do in the field, and while he is little rusty (headstrong maybe?) on the sit and drop commands, he is not at all gun shy, picks up his marks well and seems to respond to whistle and hand commands. On water, he jumped right in with a beautiful entry and brought back the bumper like a champ, eagerly awaiting the next opportunity! With some training and reinforcement over the summer, he would be ready to go for dove season and would savor every minute of it!
Buck is a beautiful Boykin weighing 30 lbs and has dark chocolate coat. He is very sweet, but also independent, smart and in need of mental and physical stimulation.
He is completely house trained, and is very good inside. He knows many commands including SIT, FETCH, LEAVE. He will also “give a paw.” He rides very well in a car and is crate trained. He needs work on walking on a leash without pulling. Buck is an aggressive chewer and he can tear up dog beds if bored or restless. He needs lots of supervised exercise and a job (like hunting, retrieving or scent work) to keep him stimulated and appropriately tired. And some good real bones to chew on!
Buck barks loudly when approached by strange people, strange dogs or noises. HIs fosters are working on correcting this behavior with positive reinforcement as well as socializing him more. Small children are not recommended, but older, respectful children who can be a part of his training plan are possible.
Buck would do best as an only dog, in a home with people who have the time and experience to give him the training, controlled exercise and most of all the mental stimulation of a job to keep him happy. Ideally, he would have room to run, hunt and walk with his people every day and not be left alone more than a few hours. With the right environment, Buck has lots of fun times in the field to share with you.
Shaw is a beautiful, 6 yr old female who weighs about a 36lbs. An all around sweetheart, she is affectionate, playful, loves retrieving and even participated in field trials in her previous life. She loves attention and likes being beside you whenever she can. Often she will lay down beside her foster mom and seems content. She has a cute smile and wins the hearts of everyone she meets!
Her foster mom does not have experience with retriever or hunt test training, but reports that Shaw has a favorite stuffed duck that she loves to retrieve. She knows how to heel to the left side, to stay when the duck is thrown and to only leave when released with a command to go retrieve the duck. She absolutely loves this and will do it for hours if you let her. She also knows heel, stay, sit and down but there could be more. Most of all Shaw is a smart, motivated Boykin and needs be exercised moderately to keep her happy and healthy. And she does like the water!
She does really well with her crate and will go in there sometimes just because she wants to chill out. Shaw seems to do fine without constant attention and can be left crated for several hours with no issues. When she gets excited, she does jump up, like most typical, happy Boykins. She has occasionally "peeked" up on the counter but gets down immediately when you tell her NO. On leash walks she can get excited and pull but if you say heel, she comes to your side. So far in her foster home, she gets along well with the other dogs. She did attempt to be a little dominant with another female dog, but responded immediately to a strong NO by her foster. She loves all humans she meets, kids and adults. She is untested with cats.
The ideal home would be with someone who is willing to retrieve with her or maybe do some field trials. She needs humans who are committed to keeping her sharp mentally and physically by challenging her with the retrieving that she loves. A fenced in yard would be good since she has not been tested off leash. Other dogs in the house would be great for her but she would do fine as an only dog as well.
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 Jack! BSR 1040
Posted April 16, 2018
Jack is a "Seniors for Seniors” eligible dog. He’s come through a lot, but at 10, is really just the sweetest guy that wants to share some quiet time with an owner and be everything a companion dog should be! Check back soon for Jack’s full story!
Meet Pippi! BSR 1084
Posted April 24, 2018
Hi there! I’m Pippi, I’m a petite 1 year old girlkin with a big personality! Check back soon for me to become available!