Springer Rescue is an important part of protecting our Breed. We are lucky to have five active Springer Rescue organizations in various parts of the Country.  We honor these volunteers for providing safe and meaningful lives for springers, who find themselves homeless.

Our rescue organizations will host booths with lots of nice springer and dog themed items for sale. The proceeds from these booths support their various programs. Plan to visit the Rescue booths and get to know these tireless volunteers.

Two events have become a tradition at the National Specialty Show. Information on these events is presented below:


The Rescue Silent Auction is always a hit at the National.  This year, the Silent Auction will take place on Saturday in the Main Event Hall, during the “Hall of Fame” Breakfast and the breed judging.  There will be a live auction during the judging break, just before and after the Rescue Parade.  If you want to donate items to the Silent Auction, contact one of the following Rescue Representatives:

  • Mid Atlantic ESS Rescue: Debbie Lipcsey at  president@maessr.org
  • English Springer Rescue America (ESRA): Beth Maryan at beth.maryan@gmail.com
  • New England ESSRescue: Cassie Sammons at  c.sammons@comcast.net
  • Springer Spaniel Rescue Inc, Laurel Fagg at mlfagg@cox.net


Rescue Parade Chair, Sue Schroer
Photo and Write-up Deadline CLOSED

The Rescue Parade is a highlight of the National Specialty. The Rescue Parade will be held on Saturday, September 8, 2018 in the conformation ring. A commemorative booklet featuring the resumes and pictures of entered dogs will be given to each entrant and will be available to spectators.

The Rescue Parade is limited to 20 dogs and bitches that have been placed through a rescue organization. All rescue dogs shall be spayed or neutered.  There is no age limitation. All dogs must be current on vaccines and of a pleasant temperament to participate and must be handled by an adult, although other family members are welcome to walk with them.

It is our honor and joy to celebrate the lives that all rescue dogs have found with new families.