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Sometimes we get contacted by regional shelters and rescue organizations for help in rehoming English Setters, so we've dedicated this page for posting such dogs. Although we don't currently have room to foster animals, we welcome rescue organizations to contact us if they could use extra networking assistance. We simply ask that only those shelters who do not have a no-hunters/hunting families type of policy/mission contact us. In addition to posting the dog on this page, we'll also network these dogs with our contacts. It's the least we can do at this time. We'd also like to send a big THANK YOU to the animal rescues in place and those people willing to foster or adopt. Thank you, too, to those who share this page's information with others... every little bit helps.

Rescue Dogs - Oregon Washington Idaho California Montana Utah Nevado Wyoming

If we have rescue dogs listed or are helping to rehome any other dogs, RLS terms, guarantees, and fees do not apply. We will also accept no liability for these animals, as they are neither owned by us nor kept on our property. We will publish only such information that the organization/owner provides us and contact should be made directly with them, although you may be referred back to Chelsea. These dogs should not be adopted with the main goal of hunting with them in mind, as their training/history/breeding is typically unknown. Adopt to give a dog a second chance; if he hunts, just consider it a great bonus! In addition, some may take extra training or socialization due to past behavioral or neglect issues. Please contact us for behavior modification and rehabilitation references.

Western States English Setter Rescue is volunteer & foster based and in the process of applying for its 501c3 status; most of its members have been involved with rescue and setters through other organizations. Foster home volunteers are welcome to apply. Please contact Kelley below.

Available For Adoption: (Don't forget to check Petfinder!)

Zorro
Zorro

Six year old male
Black and white ticked

Field bred but little training or handling before coming to rescue.

For more information, visit:
https://www.petfinder.com/petdetail/28451172/

Vaccinated, microchipped, and neutered.

Please contact Kelley for adoption information.

General Lee
GenLee

Seven year old male
Tri color

Field bred but little training or handling before coming to rescue.

For more information, visit:
https://www.petfinder.com/petdetail/28451158/

Vaccinated, microchipped, and neutered.

Please contact Kelley for adoption information.

JJ
JJ

Six year old female
Black and white ticked

Field bred but little training or handling before coming to rescue.

For more information, visit: https://www.petfinder.com/petdetail/28421987/

Vaccinated, microchipped, and spayed.

Please contact Kelley for adoption information.

Roxy-ADOPTEDRoxy

13 month old Female
Tri color

Active, sweet, affectionate, playful, smart girl who loves kids, people, dogs, and cats. House and crate trained; loves the outdoors but likes to spend time inside with her people.

Owner surrender because of hip dislocation at 6 months old (xrays do not show dysplasia; appears to be fully recovered)

Vaccinated, microchipped, and spayed.

If you are interested in more info about this setter, please contact Kelley!

Petfinder Info

Sully-ADOPTED
Sully

Four year old Male
Tri color

Big, stocky boy that loves people, gets along with other dogs, and tolerates cats. Active outdoors & mellow indoors. Strong prey drive. Crate and house trained.

Owner surrender because he wouldn't stay in their underground electric fence (physical fencing a requirement)

Vaccinated, microchipped, and neutered.

If you can help by adopting him, please contact Kelley!

Petfinder Info

Biscuit-ADOPTED
Biscuit

Five year old Male
Tri color

Petite boy (30 lbs) who is sweet and affectionate. Loves watching for birds and squirrels, and gets along with dogs and cats. Sensitive and does not do well with loud noises. Would do best with older children. Active outside but settles well indoors. Really just wants to be with his people. Does well on a leash. Crate and house trained.

Came from a home with 24 dogs (with one other setter).

Vaccinated, microchipped, and neutered.

If you would like to adopt him, please contact Kelley!

Petfinder Info

Boss-ADPPTED!
Boss

5 year old male, brother to Sage
Orange, White, and Ticked

Sire: Fast Action Jackson (Poker Straight Flush x Poker Straight Destiny) Dam: T's Miggit Chrissy (3xCH/3xRU CH T's Gunrunner x T's Miss Chrissy)
Out of Utah, have papers
(T's Gunrunner is by 11xCH, RU CH, and FTHF Tekoa Mountain Sunrise)

Owner Surrender with Sage, below.
Very nice temperament.
He appears to have been a backyard/outdoor dog, without much training. Past owner said they took them out once and they pointed birds.

Vaccinated, microchipped, and neutered.

If you can help by fostering or adopting him, please contact Kelley!

Petfinder Info

Sage- ADOPTED!
Sage

5 year old male, brother to Boss
Orange, White, and Ticked

Sire: Fast Action Jackson (Poker Straight Flush x Poker Straight Destiny) Dam: T's Miggit Chrissy (3xCH/3xRU CH T's Gunrunner x T's Miss Chrissy)
Out of Utah, have papers
(T's Gunrunner is by 11xCH, RU CH, and FTHF Tekoa Mountain Sunrise)

Owner Surrender with Boss, above.
Very nice temperament. He appears to have been a backyard/outdoor dog, without much training. Past owner said they took them out once and they pointed birds.

Vaccinated, microchipped, and neutered.

If you can help by fostering or adopting him, please contact Kelley!

Petfinder Info

Jazz- ADOPTED!
Jazz

3 year old
Tri-color male

Super sweet, cuddly, energetic, settles down great in the house, working on crate and house training, loves to watch birds and squirrels, will chase cats if they run. Not a barker but previous owners had him debarked.

Found by shelter as stray.

Vaccinated, microchipped, and neutered.

If you want to adopt, please contact Kelley at 208-869-4065 or k40moore@cableone.net

Petfinder Info (includes video!)

Walker- ADOPTED!
Walker

7 year old
Black and white male

Sweet, travels well, doesn't appear to be a barker, very focused. More info to come once he's been in foster longer.

Vaccinated, microchipped, and neutered.

If you want to adopt, please contact Kelley at 208-869-4065 or k40moore@cableone.net

Jasper- ADOPTED!
Jasper

1 1/2 to 2 years old
Orange and white male

Super sweet, affectionate, can be shy/sensitive. House and crate trained. Gets along with other dogs.

Found as a stray.

Vaccinated, microchipped, and neutered.

If you can help by fostering or adopting her, please contact Kelley!

Petfinder Info (Plus Video!)

Paisley- ADOPTED!
Paisley

Est. to be less than 1 year old
Tri-color female

Pick up in Utah and now being transfered out of a shelter to Idaho. Small, very sweet, with prey drive so is cat intense, but attentive to people. Very active tail wagger!

 

Vaccinated, microchipped, and spayed.

If you can help by fostering or adopting her, please contact Kelley!

Freckles-ADOPTED!
Franny

4 1/2 to 5 years old
Black, White, and Ticked

Abandoned then taken to shelter.
"Sweet, small, very people friendly and likes attention - just a typical setter that has evidently not been around cats." Appears birdy and interested in the outdoors.


Vaccinated, microchipped, and spayed.

If you can help by fostering or adopting her, please contact Kelley! She is currently in a foster home in Portland, OR.

Petfinder Info

Heidi-ADOPTED!

 

7 year old Orange Belton, Spayed Female English Setter

Super sweet and affectionate, quick learner, good with other dogs, working on house training

History: Relatives abandoned when owner passed away; outside/penned only; occasionally hunted over.

If you can adopt, please contact Kelley at 208-869-4065 or k40moore@cableone.net
Application, home visit, and $150 fee required (to help cover cost of care, vaccines, microchip, & spay). Preferred children ages 12+.
Boise, ID

Shuster- ADOPTED!

1 1/2 to 2 year old Orange Belton
Neutered Male English setter

Field-bred, ~60 lbs, limited socialization but improving, sweet, loves attention, learns fast, crate-trained, working on house-training, no cats (high prey drive), settles down indoors, high energy, dominant over timid dogs, no small children due to his bouncy energy, needs active family with time to work with him.

History: Owner died, daughter abandoned all dogs, neighbor contacted rescue.

If you can adopt or FOSTER, please contact Kelley at 208-869-4065 or k40moore@cableone.net
Application, home visit, and $150 fee required. Preferred children ages 12+.
Boise, ID

 

Cyrus- ADOPTED!
Cyrus

5 year old Orange and White
Neutered Male English Setter

Smaller, adorable, friendly, house broke/crate-trained. Needs tall fence.

History: Family placed in rescue; wasn't working out in household.

Contact Foster Home:
Kelley at 208-869-4065 or k40moore@cableone.net
Application, home visit, and $150 fee required. Preferred children ages 12+.
Boise, ID

Vivian- ADOPTED
Vivian

1 1/2 to 2 year old Chestnut Belton
Spayed Female English Setter

Sweet, loves people, gentle, likes cats and gets along with other dogs after slow intro, house broke/crate-trained.

History: Stray in Utah.

Contact Foster Home:
Kelley at 208-869-4065 or k40moore@cableone.net
Application, home visit, and fee required. Preferred children ages 12+.
Boise, ID

 

If you, as an owner, are considering rehoming your dog, please make sure it truly is the best thing for your family and the animal.

If your reasons are:
Behavior or training related: click here for websites that will have articles, books, and/or videos that cover just about everything--just do a little digging. We'll have a recommended book list posted soon, too. If funds are tight, contact your local or regional shelters for training --many offer low cost classes and consults, as well as free behavior helplines.

+If it is aggression related, use the organizations in the bottom row to find a qualified behavior consultant.
+Digging, Barking, Chewing, etc.? Don't underestimate the need for physical and mental exercise--many behavior and training issues can be solved by increasing both. Try doing more frequent training sessions, feeding food from treat dispensing toys, provide stuffed Kongs or similar toys, providing chews, playing with a flirt pole, walking, jogging, biking, free/loose running, or swimming, taking the dog on outtings, playing nosework games around the house, providing puzzle toys, etc.
+If your dog is an outside dog, bring him inside! It will give them more training opportunities and interaction. Most dogs don't self-exercise when left on their own in a yard and will get bored.
+Having trouble keeping him home? Is your property fully fenced? If not, start building! Can't afford to hire a contractor, have a fencing party or ask family/friends to help. If you aren't bound by neighborhood property requirements and have a tight budget, you can use as inexpensive material as field fencing--there are a variety of options available and can all look nice if you do a neat job. Many dogs require at least a five foot high fence. If that isn't possible and your dog jumps out, consider installing hot wire along the top (or bottom, if digging is an issue) with a pet safe fence charger. Other solutions for digging out are burying wire vertically along the perimeter of the fence, or similarly pouring a concrete foundation, using landscaping stones, pressure treated lumber, or railroad ties.

Expense related: If you need help with vet expenses, apply for Care Credit and/or obtain a pet insurance policy, such as PetFirst and VPI Pet. For low cost vaccinations and spay/neuter, check with your local/regional shelters/humane societies. Also see this page from Oregon Veterinary Medical Association. If you need temporary help with food, check with your local/regional shelters and humane societies--many have food assistance programs. Some charities for humans, like Salvation Armies and Agape Houses, food banks, or soup kitchens may also have pet food banks. Also, some stores and dog food manufacturers offer frequent buyer discount programs. For toys and supplies, stick with clearance/sales, buy online instead of at big box pet stores, and check out stores like TJ Maxx. Try cutting out your impulse purchases and excess spending on things like coffees, eating out, clothes/accessories, travel/fuel, etc. Sell stuff from around your house that you don't use or need.

Moving or Renting related: Yes, you can take your pets when you move! Use these links to find pet friendly housing! Also check here and here. This page and this page have some extra tips on finding pet friendly housing. Finally, here is an article on how to make the move. If your move is unplanned/unexpected, consider boarding your pet or look into temporary/emergency foster programs until you are able to find a pet friendly living situation. If you are worried about a change in housing type or space, give your dog a chance to adjust because jumping to the conclusion that he won't be happy in the new home. Most dogs adjust fine and even hunting dogs can live happily in apartments, provided you still give them enough exercise. Moving to a new home with the family is usually a lot less stressful than moving to a new home with a new family.

New Baby related: A little preparation goes a long ways when it comes to bringing your baby home when you have pets. This website has great information. Also see this website and be sure to read thru the pages under Bite Prevention - Parents. And here is one more website about raising babies and dogs.

Time related: Look into flexible work schedules, hire a dog walker, find a dog day care, take him to a nice boarding facility or in house boarding if you need to start traveling for work, make a daily and weekly schedule/plan for training and care and follow it, enlist the help of trusted family or friends, include your dog in your outtings or errands, give him activities to do when you are gone (like treat dispensing toys & stuffed Kongs), train or play while you are watching tv, leave social engagements 10-15 minutes early (or talk 10-15 minutes less on the phone or computer) and use that time for training, playing, or exercise, let your dog hang out with you on the couch, start a cardio workout with him, study at home instead of at the library or coffee shop, turn your wasted time into dog time, etc. There are so many ways to find time to care for your pets!

Housing/Multiple Animals related: Take a weekend to organize everything and put a crate/gate and rotate management system into place; post the rules/system in a frequented location, and go over it with the whole family. Check out this book and this book for more help on managing multi-dog households.

Allergy related: Have you given the available allergy prescriptions from your allergist a chance? Have you tried shampoos, sprays, and cleasning wipes from your vet formulated for people with allergies? Keeping your pets groomed/bathed and your house clean (ie HEPA filters, frequent vacuuming/dusting) are at the forefront of keeping allergies at bay. Here are some more tips from the American Lung Association of Washington.

Personal Problem related: Many shelters have emergency foster care available for owners who need temporary care for their pets. Contact your local and regional shelters and humane societies for such a program, and if they don't have one, ask them to recommend an organization.

If you really cannot keep your dog, the first step you should take is contacting your dog's breeder. (Or, if you adopted your dog, check your contract--most likely you have to give the dog back to the rescue organization.) Most should be willing to take the dog back and rehome it themselves or, at the very least, be able to use their large network to spread the word.

If step one fails, you should let other local trainers, hunt clubs, bird dog/training clubs, breeders, and vets know about your case and try to advertise cautiously yourself. We do not recommend advertising on Craigslist or similar sites. Be sure to ask for and actually check personal and vet references, get a thorough interview with the potential owner, and visit his home in person before giving away your dog. It is your responsibility to ensure your dog is in safe and caring hands!

Be aware that finding the right home for the dog to whom you made a serious commitment may take some time. If you don't have that time, contact your parent breed club (just search on the web "your breed" plus words like America, national, club, and/or association), national breed rescue organization, and regional/local breed rescue groups to see if any have openings. The next level of resources you have are non-breed specific pet rescue organizations. With all rescue organizations, I highly recommend you find out if they'll rehome dogs in their care to hunting families; there are a good many that will not. Of course, local pet shelters are the final options, but we encourage you to look to the above resources first. Please do not abandon or dump your pet; there is never an excuse for it.

If you need any additional help with rehoming your setter, let us know, and we'll see what we can do.

 

 

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