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Available - Babe

Female Senior English Setter

Crate trained:  Yes House trained: Still a work in progress. Leash trained:   Yes, but likes to walk close to your leg. Okay with kids:... show more

Crate trained:  Yes House trained: Still a work in progress. Leash trained:   Yes, but likes to walk close to your leg. Okay with kids: Would be okay with older kids. Activity Level:  Active for her age. Fence:  Leash walks are good but she would love to have a fence to do her own thing. Behavior:  Independent but loves her people! Medical History: Babe is spayed, microchipped, UTD on vaccinations and on heartworm prevention. She does have some arthritis in her back and hips, her back legs are stiff. She has a heart murmur and is a bit hard of hearing. Foster Comments:  Babe is a sweet loveable gal who wants to be in your pocket 24/7!  She will need someone who is home a lot to let her outside to potty frequently. Foster Location:  Perry, GA Volunteer transport can be arranged in the Continental US within a 1,000-mile distance between adopters & foster home. If interstate transport is provided for your adopted dog, there will be an additional charge of $50.00 for the required Certificate of Veterinary Inspection (“Health Certificate”).  Typically, we are able to transport your adopted dog to within 2 hours of your home. *Dogs can be adopted outside the 1000-mile transport distance; however, adopters must be willing to either fly their adopted dog, drive to a location within the 1000-mile transport range, or make independent transport arrangements for their adopted dog. Transports to far Western states, from Eastern states, may have additional restrictions. show less

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Available - Clyde

Male Young English Setter English Pointer (mixed)

Socialization/training:  It has been obvious to us once Clyde became accustomed to our home that he had been trained before. He has not... show more

Socialization/training:  It has been obvious to us once Clyde became accustomed to our home that he had been trained before. He has not exhibited any kind of resource guarding and knows sit very well. We believe that he has the ability to learn other “tricks” given enough time and training. Crate trained: Yes. He sleeps in his kennel as well every night and knows it is bedtime and goes in all by himself.  However, he does not like to be crated and left alone in the house. Leash trained: Clyde walks great on a leash, though it may be a good idea to get a gentle leader as he is very strong and can pull. Activity Level: Clyde enjoys lounging around and getting pets. Outside he has shown increased energy and activity as he settled in. However due to his HW+ status, we have not yet had a chance to really let him loose due to his ongoing medical treatment. Fence: Clyde will need a nice yard with solid fences, as he does exhibit a fairly strong prey drive. A standard 6-foot fence is needed as he is a pretty tall boy. Behavior: Clyde is very gentle and loving and not aggressive. He is very vocal when greeting family when they return home and uses his tail as a whip and has a Chewbacca sounding “roo” to greet you. It is quite adorable. He also makes his signature “chewy” talk when he wants to be petted and at mealtimes. Currently he is fed two cups of high-quality dry kibble twice a day for breakfast and dinner. He enjoys treats, bully sticks and hollow bones with some cheese spread inside. He does shed, a lot. He could probably benefit from frequent bathing and something to help moisturize his skin. Clyde will make a great addition to the right home; he is a gentle giant and very affectionate. Medical History: Since he has arrived Clyde has been microchipped, neutered and undergone heartworm treatment and is doing very well. He has also received all required vaccinations and rabies and is on monthly heartworm preventative. Overall, he is in remarkably great health. He has scars from unknown injuries or encounters, and x-rays revealed the presence of shotgun pellets in one of his ears as well as a few lodged in his neck though these are not health concerns. WE call them his beauty marks! Foster Comments:  Clyde is an English Setter mix (maybe boxer?) that was rescued from a shelter in Missouri and transported to his foster home in Central-South Texas as an extended foster due to a positive heartworm test. He is a sweet, loving dog that seeks attention and acceptance. We have had no problems with him and our teen daughter as well as her friends. We have not had him around young children so cannot speak on that. Clyde has gotten along well with our 2-year-old Setter/Brittany Spaniel mix female very well with no aggressiveness from day one. He tries to play with her, but we unfortunately have to minimize that due to heartworm treatment. On walks he sometimes displays a bit of reactivity towards other dogs he encounters so should be watched.  We have two cats, and he is mainly just interested in them. We have observed no violence or aggressiveness, mainly curiosity. After he was neutered we have not had any issue with marking in the house. He has had a few accidents but that was because of being left alone and out of his kennel for many hours due to family activities. Overall, we would say he is very house trained. Clyde loves sitting in the backyard, sunbathing and watching the wildlife in the green space behind the house. He enjoys chasing squirrels and barking at birds, or just rolling around in the grass and people watching. Foster Location: San Antonio, TX Volunteer transport can be arranged in the Continental US within a 1,000-mile distance between adopters & foster home. If interstate transport is provided for your adopted dog, there will be an additional charge of $50.00 for the required Certificate of Veterinary Inspection (“Health Certificate”).  Typically, we are able to transport your adopted dog to within 2 hours of your home. *Dogs can be adopted outside the 1000-mile transport distance; however, adopters must be willing to either fly their adopted dog, drive to a location within the 1000-mile transport range, or make independent transport arrangements for their adopted dog. Transports to far Western states, from Eastern states, may have additional restrictions. show less

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Available - Cruiser

Male Adult English Setter

Socialization/training: Cruiser spent the first 8 years of his life chained to a tree in the yard. Cruiser came into foster care with he... show more

Socialization/training: Cruiser spent the first 8 years of his life chained to a tree in the yard. Cruiser came into foster care with heartworms and strong desire to be free to run. Cruiser wants nothing more than to have fun outside. He fell in love with having a brother to run with him. He and Abe were great friends from day one. He learned about being a house dog from Abe. He has had a hard time learning a few things because he is so excited and active because he is free to move. He cannot sit because he cannot be still long enough to sit. He comes when called. He understands commands such as bedtime, go lay down, snacks, stay, wait and time to eat. I am sure he can learn many new commands once he learns that he is not going to be tied up again. He had no reaction to the “dog savvy cat” at the vet’s office. He was friendly with all the other dogs at the dog park. He loves people being in his space. He has been around children and various people. He comes readily to be petted and loved on. But his real joy is being outside to play, chase squirrels and bird. He is one of the happiest dogs I have ever fostered. He will accept all the praise and love you can provide. He still cowers when he is not sure if you are going to be loving to him. Crate trained: Because of his confinement in his early life, he is not too fond of the crate. He will crate and lie quietly if he must be confined. During the time he was in the shelter, he beat the end of his tail until it bled. To help heal his tail, I have not used the crate with him. He has had free run of the house. Leash trained: Leash training has a long way to go. Cruiser is so excited he wants to run in circles when he first gets on a leash. With encouragement he will take off to have fun wherever it is you want to go. So, he pulls on a leash. Activity Level: Cruiser is very active when outside. He loves to run, jump, and spring across the yard. When he comes inside, he comes to get petted and then goes to lie down and rest up from all the activity. He is an early riser and wants to get the day started. There is so much for him to catch up on after having been restrained for so many years. He is a quiet dog when inside. He only barks when he is outside. He is good at waiting at the door if you tell him to stay. He greets guest without jumping on them.  Fence: Cruiser must have a fenced in yard to play in. He needs the opportunity to be free. He is good about staying in the yard and not challenge the height or the gates. Behavior: Cruiser is not much of a cuddler although he wants to be near you when he is inside the house. He is still unsure that people can be kind to him, so he keeps his distance. He comes to be petted and loved on, then he seeks his spot to lie down and watch you or sleep. Medical History:  Cruiser is up to date with all his shots. He had heartworms when he came into foster care. He has completed all of his treatment but in 6 months he should be rechecked. He has excellent teeth with no dental problems. He had a “happy tail” when he came into foster care but that has healed. He has been neutered and is microchipped. He is on Trifexis for heartworm and flea control which he takes on the first of the month. Foster Comments: When you are around Cruiser you immediately fall in love with him. His happiness is so contagious. He is a lovely field setter. He is smaller than most male setters. Most people think he is still a puppy. (That's not only because of his size but his active state.) When he has time to learn that he is in a safe environment, I think he will become more of a cuddler. He needs to build confidence in people. He just wants to be loved and know no one is going to hit him or hurt him. He must have had a limited amount of food to eat during those 8 years. He will gobble down his food or water. He now has a special bowl for his twice a day meal to slow down his eating. He is slowly realizing no one is going to take the water away from him so he can drink slower. Cruiser loves the doggy pool. After running and playing in the yard, he will sink down in the pool to cool off and relax. I think Cruiser would do better with another dog in the house. Foster Location: Gulf Breeze, Florida Volunteer transport can be arranged in the Continental US within a 1,000-mile distance between adopters & foster home. If interstate transport is provided for your adopted dog, there will be an additional charge of $50.00 for the required Certificate of Veterinary Inspection (“Health Certificate”).  Typically, we are able to transport your adopted dog to within 2 hours of your home. *Dogs can be adopted outside the 1000-mile transport distance; however, adopters must be willing to either fly their adopted dog, drive to a location within the 1000-mile transport range, or make independent transport arrangements for their adopted dog. Transports to far Western states, from Eastern states, may have additional restrictions. show less

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Available - Cupid

Female Adult English Setter (mixed)

Socialization/training:  Very well socialized, loves everyone Crate trained: Yes Leash trained: Yes Activity Level: Playful, but loves t... show more

Socialization/training:  Very well socialized, loves everyone Crate trained: Yes Leash trained: Yes Activity Level: Playful, but loves to cuddle and watch TV. Fence:  Not required. Cupid isn’t high intensity, so leash walks are fine.  Behavior: Cupid is a people person, and everyone who meets her falls in love.  She is so easy going, and loves to talk. She currently lives with dogs, cats, and a pot-bellied pig, and plays with all of them. Medical History:  Cupid is spayed, microchipped, UTD on vaccinations and on HWP.  Cupid’s primary challenge is severe skin allergies.  She requires 3 pills daily of generic Zyrtec allergy pills, and a weekly medicated bath is necessary using Nizoral shampoo to help maintain the comfort of her skin.  Nizoral shampoo has ketoconazole in it and is available OTC at any pharmacy or grocery store.   Cupid’s weakened immune system makes her prone to Demodectic mange, which is non-contagious.  She did not have any mites at her last test.  Her condition is controlled by monthly Credelio.  It can also be controlled with Bravecto.  She is fed only lamb and rice dog food.  She is on Purina Pro Plan, but as long as it is lamb and rice that should be fine.  Foster Comments:  Cupid was found dumped in the woods, very sick, mostly hairless. We weren’t sure that she would survive, but we wanted to at least make her comfortable.  All her transporters were so worried about her, as she was weak, kept wetting her crate, and had very raspy breathing.  The first night in her foster home, the foster mom barely slept, listening to Cupid breathing, but by morning, she had started to gain a little life.  A trip to the vet helped to resolve some immediate problems, and told us that Cupid wasn’t as sick as we had feared. Initially, it was thought that Cupid had a severe case of mange, but it turns out that she has skin allergies, and a congenital type of mange that is chronic (Demodectic mange).  The vet told her mom that not many people would take on such a challenge, that most people would leave her to die, but that’s not what we do at A&B.  Cupid is a joyful, goofy, loving dog who isn’t as pretty on the outside as some dogs, but she has a beautiful spirit.  She loves life, loves people, and delights everyone.  Cupid met so many friends at the vet, and at doggie daycare, that many wanted to adopt her. Foster Location: Perry, Georgia Volunteer transport can be arranged in the Continental US within a 1,000-mile distance between adopters & foster home. If interstate transport is provided for your adopted dog, there will be an additional charge of $50.00 for the required Certificate of Veterinary Inspection (“Health Certificate”).  Typically, we are able to transport your adopted dog to within 2 hours of your home. *Dogs can be adopted outside the 1000-mile transport distance; however, adopters must be willing to either fly their adopted dog, drive to a location within the 1000-mile transport range, or make independent transport arrangements for their adopted dog. Transports to far Western states, from Eastern states, may have additional restrictions. show less

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Available - Falcor

Male Puppy English Setter Great Pyrenees (mixed)

Socialization/training:  Knows some basic commands like sit, we are working on down & shake, house trained, good with other dogs & peopl... show more

Socialization/training:  Knows some basic commands like sit, we are working on down & shake, house trained, good with other dogs & people. Crate trained:  Yes to eat but doesn’t do well for long without enrichment (bones & toys). He will bark to get out. Leash trained: Yes, walks well on leash. Activity Level: Energetic young pup so needs exercise, & continued holistic training, very playful with other dogs & people, likes to run fenced yard & go on daily walks. Enjoys cuddling with his person.   Fence: Five foot or higher physical fence preferred. Behavior: Falcor is a super friendly cuddly sweet pup. He prefers to be by his persons side every minute he can except when he takes a break to play with the other dogs. He likes to run with his foster dog sibling in the yard & then comes in to cuddle on the couch. Medical History:  Falcor is deaf but otherwise he is healthy and up to date on vaccinations and heartworm preventative. He is microchipped and neutered. Foster Comments: Falcor is an outgoing, young, energetic boy that is super affectionate, friendly, smart, & loves people. Rumor is he had a rough start in life when he was locked in a shed for 5 months, so it makes sense that he does not like to be alone. He needs a home where he will not be left alone too long each day & preferably with another dog friend to play with. He was a a bit pushy when initially making friends with the other 4 dogs in the house, so the older dogs are teaching him doggy manners. He’s a quick learner so now the other dogs all play with him since he is a persistent but irresistible pup. People say dogs don’t like to be hugged but they obviously haven’t met Falcor. He likes to play ball but we are working on drop it since he prefers to chase but then wants to chew on the balls. He hasn’t chewed anything he’s not supposed to except a dish towel so we worked on no counter surfing and he has lots of bones & chew toys to keep him occupied. Unsure what breeds he is, my guess is Great Pyrenees mix since I had a Great Pyrenees\Labrador Retriever mix foster that looked & acted just like him but Falcor’s coat is much softer. The vet claimed shepherd mix so maybe some Australian Shepherd in there which makes sense since he has beautiful brown eyes. Falcor is deaf so I use hand signals but he is easy to communicate with & not afraid of the vacuum, storms, or loud noises. He likes to ride in the car & enjoys his trips to town saying hello to everyone he meets. If you are looking for a fun, friendly, sweet dog that will stick by your side, Falcor could be the dog for you. Foster Location: Bandera, TX Volunteer transport can be arranged in the Continental US within a 1,000-mile distance between adopters & foster home. If interstate transport is provided for your adopted dog, there will be an additional charge of $50.00 for the required Certificate of Veterinary Inspection (“Health Certificate”).  Typically, we are able to transport your adopted dog to within 2 hours of your home. *Dogs can be adopted outside the 1000-mile transport distance; however, adopters must be willing to either fly their adopted dog, drive to a location within the 1000-mile transport range, or make independent transport arrangements for their adopted dog. Transports to far Western states, from Eastern states, may have additional restrictions. show less

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Available - Ford

Male Puppy English Setter

Socialization/Training: Ford is a work in progress and probably will be for some time. He was found on the side of the road with his 3 s... show more

Socialization/Training: Ford is a work in progress and probably will be for some time. He was found on the side of the road with his 3 siblings when he was about 4 weeks old and has only known life in the shelter. We see glimpses of the dog he will be, but he is very fearful of new situations. Ford is a gorgeous Greek boy that has been through a lot of change in his short life. His journey to us was a lot for him - 2 days on a plane and 1.5 weeks with his temporary foster, then 2 days of transport to us.  I can’t blame him for being so nervous!  When he first arrived, we had to carry him outside and bring his food and water to him. This lasted about a week. He would find corners to lay in or would prefer his crate over being out with us. We have encouraged him to be with us at times, but have also given him the time and freedom to do what he wants/needs. In the 7 weeks he's been with us, he has started to really blossom, it was slow at first, but he is now making huge daily improvements!! It took about a week or more for his tail to come out from under him. He started with tiny wags and now we get full on wags, which is fantastic! We will even hear the wags in his crate now! We can see the physical change in his face and expression as well, he is much more relaxed and content. In the beginning, he loved our bathroom and our bedroom – pretty much any enclosed area where he felt safe. He has started to roam about our house on his own, he'll go up and down the basement stairs as he wishes and has even started following foster mom around as she does chores around the house! He'll come to where we are hanging out as a family and will join us on whatever couch we are sitting on. He knows what “let's go outside!!” means and will come when called. We have all wood floors, and he does a “bambi” every once in a while, so we have rugs placed on his usual paths in the house. We can see that he needs them less and less though. He no longer races to his “safe” places, and he's beginning to hang out in different areas of the house with us. We can see the potential in Ford to be a great family dog, he just needs patience and love. We have not held back being loud around him – although outside noises can frighten him. He is not afraid of our kids and they can be loud and unpredictable. They are 10 and 12. They are respectful with him though and make sure to give him space. There is no aggression at all in this sweet soul. He is starting to feel safe outside and venture around our small yard more. Wind and moving trees used to be scary for him, but he's not as phased now. He is very aware of what is going on around him. Just a sweet and sensitive guy. I would expect some regression in his new home as he readjusts. We want to be very transparent of Ford's needs, but he is a sweetheart and has no aggression. He will need time and patience and love. He is very adoptable, just needs the right home and family! You will have to earn his trust and love, he won't give it away. But earning his trust will be such a reward for his family!! We have not done any formal training as he's a polite guy and we are focusing on his socialization right now. We do treat him when something “scary” happens so he starts to learn that it doesn't need to be scary. Crate trained: Yes Housebroken:   Ford has only had 1 accident in the house, but i wouldn't be able to say he is for sure housebroken.  He does prefer to potty outside though. Leash trained: A work in progress, but we made a 2 mile walk the other day! He needs some encouragement at times, but otherwise did really well! Activity Level: Ford is becoming more playful the longer he is here.  He enjoys toys and has played with other fosters that have been here.  See video below of him playing with another foster from Greece!  Fence: Fence is required – must be a physical fence.  He's not a climber, but because of his fear issues, he's a flight risk. Behavior: Ford loves to lay in our bed and has begun to put his head on legs, etc. He will lick toes and hands and LOVED snuggling with our other foster before he left. He has started snuggling with foster mom and loves being with us in the bedroom. He's getting to the place where we think he'd prefer sleeping with us in the bed, rather than his crate!  He LOVES to play with toys on his own, and is starting to play a bit with our resident dog!  He’s very content to chew on a bully stick or bone in his crate.   Medical History:  Ford was treated for worms and a recheck is pending at this time. He is neutered, up to date on all shots, microchipped, on heartworm, flea & tick preventative. DNA test says he is 90% English Setter, less than 10% Great Dane and less than 10% Husky. Ford originates from Greece where Leishmaniasis is endemic. He tested negative before coming to the USA, but the parasite can remain dormant in the system for many years, so potential adopters must be willing to commit to annual testing for the next 7 years. Typically, the test needs to be sent to a special lab, but any regular vet can draw the blood and send it to the lab. The cost of the test seems to vary widely by area, but is approximately $150-$250. Foster Comments: Ford would do best in a home with someone who has experience with fearful dogs. He needs a patient and loving home that will give him the time he needs to blossom. Ford also needs another dog in the home to help him with his confidence. We would also like to find him a home that does not have a 2-day transport. His transport to us was pretty rough on him. If the right family came along, we would be willing to drive half way to meet his adopter, to lessen the stress on him. He has very striking markings on his face and we love his scruffiness and his beard! He’s honestly been one of our easiest fosters, especially for a puppy!!  Accidents inside are rare for him, he’s very polite and goes potty quickly outside.  He’s a pretty special dog and we know he will thrive in a loving home! Also, I post daily updates of Ford on his Instagram @i_love_being_a_setter Please follow along!!!  Foster Location: Oak Park, IL Volunteer transport can be arranged in the Continental US within a 1,000-mile distance between adopters & foster home. If interstate transport is provided for your adopted dog, there will be an additional charge of $50.00 for the required Certificate of Veterinary Inspection (“Health Certificate”).  Typically, we are able to transport your adopted dog to within 2 hours of your home. *Dogs can be adopted outside the 1000-mile transport distance; however, adopters must be willing to either fly their adopted dog, drive to a location within the 1000-mile transport range, or make independent transport arrangements for their adopted dog. Transports to far Western states, from Eastern states, may have additional restrictions. show less

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Available - Holliss

Female Young English Setter (mixed)

Socialization/training:  Holliss is shy, timid and very cautious. She startles easily until she understands the new person, the new nois... show more

Socialization/training:  Holliss is shy, timid and very cautious. She startles easily until she understands the new person, the new noise or the new object on the ground. Holliss will need extra love, patience and time and will grow to be the best dog/companion. She likes following the mom and dad around the house. She gets along with the resident dog and does get jealous if mom is petting resident dog, she barges right in. Estimate a few weeks for her to truly settle in. Holliss loves the couch, it is a must for her. She has mouthed some furniture but has not damaged anything and backs off when told no. Holliss will sit, give paw, now the other paw. She is working on basic commands. Crate trained:  Holliss was crated previously when no one was around. She now sleeps through the night in the crate and is doing fine out of the crate all day. She likes to sleep knowing someone is near, does not like to be alone through the night. She does not do well in the crate during the day when left by herself and is fine left out of the crate by herself. Leash trained:  Holliss is slow to take her show on the road. She likes the leash because she knows someone is with her. She is hesitant to walk the neighborhood and balks when unsure of herself. She is apprehensive of people and traffic and prefers to stay inside the fenced area. Holliss is being fostered in a very busy, noisy neighborhood and will blossom in a quieter surrounding. Activity level:  Moderate. Holliss loves sitting on the couch and watches everyone’s activity. She follows mom around the house like a shadow. She will make a great companion. Holliss is learning to run with toys and play fetch. She collects all the toys from around the house and likes to play with the resident dog the game of keepsies. Fence:  Currently Holliss has a yard with 5’ fencing and has never challenged it, she does not try to get out. She likes the security of “her" yard. If she gets nervous she heads for the door to get in to the house. Holliss has never tried to get away yet because of her nervousness she needs a secure, hard fence. Behaviors:  Holliss is timid and takes her time warming up to new things, situations and people. She loves plush toys and collects/keeps them near her. She finds her ’spot’ in various rooms in the house and sticks to them. Holliss follows mom around and is beginning to branch out on her own through the house and in the yard. She will bark at a new noise or a new person if she feels threatened. Once familiar, all is fine. Holliss is a smart dog and happiest playing keep away with resident dog or hanging with her people, prefers women. She will do best in a home without very young children. House trained:  Holliss is fairly well trained but will have an accident if her signals are not paid attention to. Medical history:  Holliss is current on all vaccines and blood work and is spayed. She is microchipped. She is on monthly HW and flea/tick prevention. She is currently on anti-anxiety medicine and can probably be weened off once settled in to the forever home. Holliss originates from Turkey where Leishmaniasis is endemic. She tested negative before coming to the USA, but the parasite can remain dormant in the system for many years, so potential adopters must be willing to commit to annual testing for the next 7 years. Typically, the test needs to be sent to a special lab, but any regular vet can draw the blood and send it to the lab. The cost of the test seems to vary widely by area, but is approximately $150-$250. Foster Comments:  Holliss is sweet, loving and adorable with her black coat, long legs and white feet and chest. She is smart but uses caution before playing or learning new things. She is a toy collector, didn’t know what toys were at first. She plays ‘get the toy back’ all day with the resident dog. While getting used to playing, she is beginning to run around the house with the resident dog. Holliss was not happy about getting a bath but will become more tolerant as she settles in. Holliss is behaved in the car but quickly gets car sick. Holliss is as timid as she is sweet, happy and smart. She will need less of a city-like environment. The foster neighborhood is quite busy/noisy and she proceeds with caution or pulls back. She needs to be double leashed while learning her neighborhood, she will balk if unsure of things. Holliss will do well in a home with another dog she can learn from and play with. Holliss bonded with mom right away, she needs time to get to know everyone else, especially males. She will bark at a resident male if he is wearing a hat. Holliss needs a loving forever home that is patient, comforting, consistent, has people around through the day, and has a yard and hard fence. Holliss will be a great companion and loyal friend to the right family who can help her build confidence and grow into the beauty of a girl she that she is. Foster location: Staten Island, NY Volunteer transport can be arranged in the Continental US within a 1,000-mile distance between adopters & foster home. If interstate transport is provided for your adopted dog, there will be an additional charge of $50.00 for the required Certificate of Veterinary Inspection (“Health Certificate”).  Typically, we are able to transport your adopted dog to within 2 hours of your home. *Dogs can be adopted outside the 1000-mile transport distance; however, adopters must be willing to either fly their adopted dog, drive to a location within the 1000-mile transport range, or make independent transport arrangements for their adopted dog. Transports to far Western states, from Eastern states, may have additional restrictions. show less

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Available - Joy

Female Young English Setter

Socialization/training:  Plays well with others, some basic training. Crate trained:  Yes Leash trained:  Yes Activity Level: Loves to r... show more

Socialization/training:  Plays well with others, some basic training. Crate trained:  Yes Leash trained:  Yes Activity Level: Loves to run the back yard. Fence: Physical fence is preferred, but a 4 foot fence would be sufficient.   Behavior: Cuddler, cautious. Medical History: Joy is spayed, microchipped, UTD on vaccinations, on HWP.  Foster Comments: Joy is one of the sweetest pups you will ever meet. Our favorite time together is first thing in the morning when she’s still sleepy and laying in her dog bed next to mine. I’ll crouch down next to her bed and love on her and scratch and rub her belly. She loves running through the back yard with our other dog and they could stay outside and play for hours and hours. This sweet girl has had a hard life for the first four years. She’s one of the most timid and scared pups I’ve ever seen among the dozens and dozens of dogs I’ve fostered over the years. She’s really had a hard time adjusting to a normal life and will need extra love and another submissive dog to play with. The ideal forever home for her would be a quiet house with older children and a securely fenced in yard to run and play with her new friends. She is cat friendly and stays away from cats out of fear Foster Location:  Birmingham, AL Volunteer transport can be arranged in the Continental US within a 1,000-mile distance between adopters & foster home. If interstate transport is provided for your adopted dog, there will be an additional charge of $50.00 for the required Certificate of Veterinary Inspection (“Health Certificate”).  Typically, we are able to transport your adopted dog to within 2 hours of your home. *Dogs can be adopted outside the 1000-mile transport distance; however, adopters must be willing to either fly their adopted dog, drive to a location within the 1000-mile transport range, or make independent transport arrangements for their adopted dog. Transports to far Western states, from Eastern states, may have additional restrictions. show less

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Available - Orestis

Male Puppy English Setter (mixed)

Socialization/training:  Orestis is timid in new situations and around new people. Once he gets used to his environment and situation, h... show more

Socialization/training:  Orestis is timid in new situations and around new people. Once he gets used to his environment and situation, he is a very happy and loving pup. He is more timid of men than women, and can take some time to warm up to new people entering his home. He knows sit and picks up new things very easily. He is very good in the home, does not have many destructive tendencies, but is still a puppy. Hasn’t had any accidents since the first week. Is doggie door trained and will give signals when he needs to be let out. Crate trained: Yes, gets in at night with no barking and sleeps the whole night, will bark for a few minutes if leaving the house, but quiets down shortly after. Still needs some training and time to fully like the crate. I have not left him unattended in the home for long periods of time outside of his crate, but it seems like he could be trusted with some time. Leash trained: Orestis is good on a leash, however he starts to go back on his training if he isn’t walked consistently and will begin to pull slightly. A harness would be useful for walking him.  Orestis loves walks and gets extremely excited whenever he sees the leash. Activity Level: Medium energy, once he is comfortable in his home. Orestis is still young and still has puppy tendencies and energy. Once he gets older I could see him being a lower energy dog. Loves playing and running/ doing zoomies in the yard, he would love to have another dog in the house younger or older as he adapts well to the energy level of the dogs and people around him. However, he does well alone and likes to be close to his owner. Orestis is beginning to learn fetch, he will bring the ball back from a short distance, would need continued training. After playing/walking, Orestis will lay down and nap next to you. Fence: Would do best with a fence, but leash walking is enough to take care of his activity needs. Would need a taller fence, as if he is motivated enough, he can easily jump a short fence. Currently has a yard with a 6-foot fence. Behavior: Orestis is timid of people at first until he learns to trust them. Once e warms up, he is very loving and sweet. He would prefer to have another dog to play and help him build his confidence around people, but he warms up to his caretaker quickly. Medical History: Orestis is neutered, microchipped, UTD on vaccinations and on heartworm prevention. There was trace amount of ringworm eggs in his fecal test, but the vet mentioned the heartworm preventative would take care of it. Orestis originates from Greece where Leishmaniasis is endemic. He tested negative before coming to the USA, but the parasite can remain dormant in the system for many years, so potential adopters must be willing to commit to annual testing for the next 7 years. Typically, the test needs to be sent to a special lab, but any regular vet can draw the blood and send it to the lab. The cost of the test seems to vary widely by area, but is approximately $150-$250. Foster Comments: Orestis is a very sweet boy and very beautiful with his long legs and long coat. When he arrived, he had so many knots and tangles close to his skin that it needed to be shaved, but is still very beautiful. Does not seem to shed hardly at all. He is a very smart boy, reacts very well to training and learns very quickly. He is food driven. When he first arrived Orestis wanted to jump up on everything, but has learned not to put his paws on kitchen counters and has gotten better around food, but should still not be left unattended with food on a table. Orestis would love to share a home with another dog. I think it would help him build his confidence with new people. Since he is a bit timid, he would need continued socialization with people and animals. Additionally, he seems to take a little longer to come around to men vs women in the home, but seems to do okay when he is away from his home. Orestis is looking for a forever home where he can play and love with his family. Foster Location: Huntsville, AL Volunteer transport can be arranged in the Continental US within a 1,000-mile distance between adopters and foster home.  If interstate transport is provided for your adopted dog, there will be an additional charge of $50.00 for the required Certificate of Veterinary Inspection ("Health Certificate").  Typically, we are able to transport your adopted dog to within 2 hours of your home. *Dogs can be adopted outside the 1,000-mile transport distance: however, adopters must be willing to either fly their adopted dog, drive to a location within the 1,000-mile transport range, or make independent transport arrangements for their adopted dog.  Transports to far Western states, from Eastern states may have additiona restrictions. show less

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Available - Panda

Female Adult English Setter Boxer (mixed)

Breed:  ES Mix- probably with a boxer, she has the face and most traits of a boxer. Socialization/training:  Panda is friendly with fami... show more

Breed:  ES Mix- probably with a boxer, she has the face and most traits of a boxer. Socialization/training:  Panda is friendly with family but timid with strangers. She has greatly improved while with us.  She can sit, come, and give paw (sometimes). She enjoys playing "hide and seek". She is the "seeker"! She will kiss your face when she finds you. Good with cats:  yes, she loves her kitty, but sometimes her kisses are rough.  She has not bothered the chickens, just looks at them through the fence. Leash trained: yes, she uses a harness for walks. Behavior:  She loves to run outside with trucks and bikes that are passing by. Inside, she pounces and chews on her toys. At night, she likes to snuggle. Activity level: High Fence:  A sturdy physical fence of 5-6 feet is a must for her feeling of security and safety.  She will jump up and down against it when excited. Medical History: All vaccinations are up to date. She is spayed, microchipped, and on heartworm, flea & tick prevention. She behaves nicely at the vet's office. Foster comments: Panda is a sweet loving girl who has been through a lot.  When she arrived, she was afraid of everything new, loud, and fast. Our guess is that she spent her time in a pen outside alone. She has come a long way.  She can now go for walks and is curious but cautious about new or loud things. She is uncomfortable with young children; their fast movements and noise would be too much for her to live with.  She is most comfortable with the people she lives with.  Panda relaxes more with female guests but is more nervous around men. It takes time and work for her to be comfortable with men.  Panda like to check out new things and likes exploring new trails in the woods. will eat things she finds.  Panda would do best with a companion dog - she is a copy cat and does what the others do - and some one who is an experienced rescue dog owner. Panda needs a quiet house with lots of love and patience to help her continue to build her confidence.  She will reward you with her unwavering loyalty, and she loves to jump up to give hugs and kisses! Foster Location: Southern MA Volunteer transport can be arranged in the Continental US within a 1,000 mile distance between adopters & foster home. Interstate transport of dogs by Above and Beyond English Setter Rescue to adopters requires a nominal fee of $50.00 for an Interstate Health Certificate (required by law). Typically, we are able to transport your adopted dog to within 2 hours of your home. Dogs can be adopted outside the 1000 mile transport distance; however, adopters must be willing to either fly their adopted dog, drive to a location within the 1000 mile transport range, or make independent transport arrangements for their adopted dog. Transports to far West states, from Eastern states, may have additional restrictions. show less

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Available - Ruthie

Female Young English Setter (mixed)

Socialization/training: Ruthie is timid in new situations (walks in new areas, new experiences, new people, new yards, etc). However, sh... show more

Socialization/training: Ruthie is timid in new situations (walks in new areas, new experiences, new people, new yards, etc). However, she has a very strong streak of curiosity and a level of bravery, too! Once she gets used to her new environment her happy puppy side shines through. She is more timid of men than women and it can take her at the least a good two weeks to begin warming up to men in the home. She knows “sit” and is pretty good in the house, aside from the horsehair stuffed old chairs that previous fosters have chewed and that Ruthie has been contributing to the demolition of. Crate trained: Yes, she was crated initially when no humans were at home. She was also crated over night for her sleep time, but has recently been sleeping loose in the house.  Leash trained:  Ruthie is actually pretty good on leash, although she will try to back out of her harness when she encounters new people and experiences (kids on bikes, etc), so she is double leashed to keep her safe. She now leaps and bounds with excitement and dances around while being walked, but overall she walks relatively well and loves walking with her foster fur siblings and mom. She has also been doing well in walking as the sole dog on longer walks. Activity Level: Moderate. Ruthie is still very much a puppy and has puppy behaviors and energy. She would love to have another younger friendly dog to run around the yard and play with. She does yard zoomies, and loves walks. She chases tennis balls and toys, but does not bring them back. In the house she dances about, sometimes gets under feet, runs about, etc. She also loves to play with toys and chews in the house and really wants her middle aged foster fur siblings to play with her. She does rest and nap and settle down. So, she is moderate in energy and playful once she is comfortable in her environment Fence: Because of her timidity, Ruthie needs a securely fenced yard. She is smart and knows where the gates are in her foster home fence. She does not look for escape routes, doesn’t dig, is not prey driven and just needs the fence to keep her safe. She currently has a yard with a 6 foot privacy fence. Behavior:  Ruthie is timid until she gains confidence in her home environment and people. She is then loving, but isn’t a velcro dog. She is a happy girl and loves learning new things and having things to do. She has learned about chew toys, stuffy toys, playing in the yard and the joy of walks through the neighborhood. She really needs another dog in her forever home to continue to blossom and learn. She is smart and curious about things. She does jump up on her foster mom and can be mouthy at times. We are working on this behavior. House trained: Ruthie is mostly potty trained. She will urinate in the home at times on area rugs, if her foster parents aren’t seeing her signals. She does not mess in her crate. Medical History:  Ruthie is spayed, current on all vaccines and blood tests. She is microchipped and does have rear dewclaws (one is a double dewclaw, too!) that do not bother her. She is on HWP. Ruthie originates from Turkey where Leishmaniasis is endemic. She tested negative before coming to the USA, but the parasite can remain dormant in the system for many years, so potential adopters must be willing to commit to annual testing for the next 7 years. Typically, the test needs to be sent to a special lab, but any regular vet can draw the blood and send it to the lab. The cost of the test seems to vary widely by area, but is approximately $150-$250.      Foster Comments: Ruthie is a dear girl and quite striking with her long legged physique and elegant face. She is a smart girl and really needs a home with at least another fur sibling to play with. She wants to learn and needs to expend her curiosity and energy on a daily basis. She likes to hang out in the kitchen with her foster mom when mom is cooking meals. She is in a home without children and cats. She would probably be ok with older children who understand that she is timid and needs to warm up on her own. She didn’t know what toys were and now brings all of the dog toys out into the hall for her very own collection. She also drags towels and blankets around.  She adds them to her toy collection.  She has been tolerant of having her ears cleaned and her dewclaws trimmed. She did great with her first bath with foster mom standing in the tub with her. She patiently stood and seemed to enjoy the spa time :-)  She does ok in the car, unless she is very stressed out (coming home from the vet), then she does get carsick. Other car rides have been without incident and she rides quietly on the back seat. Ruthie’s biggest issue is timidity in new experiences, places and people. She will need a home that is patient, kind and will help her to gain in her confidence. Men in the home will need to know that she will take longer to come around to them vs to the women in the home. When on walks, she needs to be double leashed until she knows her new home and surroundings. Ruthie is looking for a very special forever home. Preferably with another fur sibling or two, a securely fenced yard, with a lifestyle more on the quiet side vs hectic side. A home of her own where she will be a beloved family member. Foster location: Marietta, GA Volunteer transport can be arranged in the Continental US within a 1,000-mile distance between adopters & foster home. If interstate transport is provided for your adopted dog, there will be an additional charge of $50.00 for the required Certificate of Veterinary Inspection (“Health Certificate”).  Typically, we are able to transport your adopted dog to within 2 hours of your home. *Dogs can be adopted outside the 1000-mile transport distance; however, adopters must be willing to either fly their adopted dog, drive to a location within the 1000-mile transport range, or make independent transport arrangements for their adopted dog. Transports to far Western states, from Eastern states, may have additional restrictions. show less