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Available - Bo

Male Young Irish Setter (mixed)
Socialization/training: Bo is on the timid side, but is friendly to all who come to the house and with the resident and neighboring dogs... show more
Socialization/training: Bo is on the timid side, but is friendly to all who come to the house and with the resident and neighboring dogs. Wants to play. Has not been around children since he came to me. Working on basic commands and leash training.   Crate trained: Yes. Leash trained: He still needs work with leash walking. Activity Level: Bo is playful. He tries to entice our older dog into play.  Fence: Bo needs a fenced yard. He has shown no inclination to jump 4-foot fence, but could easily do so if he wanted to.  Behavior: Very friendly with everyone. He would love to cuddle on the couch with you, but is content on the floor as well. He is comfortable in his crate, and as bedtime approaches, he goes there on his own and just hangs out with the door open. I suspect he has been treated harshly in the past because he cowers if he sees you holding something like a stick (such as a pooper scooper or a yard stick). He has improved in this regard but is still very sensitive. He needs a gentle hand as he takes correction very seriously.  Medical History:  Bo is neutered, microchipped, and UTD on vaccinations. He came into rescue heartworm positive, and he is just finishing up heartworm treatment. He was extremely underweight initially but has filled out nicely. Foster Comments:  Bo is tall, dark, and handsome. With his good looks and tuxedo marking, he should have been called Bond, James Bond. I suspect he is a pointer/setter mix. Bonus points for a medium short black coat with light feathering, that won’t shed a profusion of white hair on your black pants. He is playful and very sweet and friendly with everyone, including people and other dogs. He likes to hunt the cat, but knows his limits. The cat is in no danger. He is a fast learner and quickly learned to sit, lie down, shake hands and spin around. He would be a good candidate for agility training. Foster Location:  Norfolk, VA 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 Young 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 - Doukas

Male Young English Setter
Socialization/training:  Doukas has done well with the resident dog. He didn’t know any commands when he came to his foster home, but he... show more
Socialization/training:  Doukas has done well with the resident dog. He didn’t know any commands when he came to his foster home, but he has been working on a few, including “sit”. He has also learned so much from the resident dog; another dog to play with in his forever home would be great for him! He has interacted with large and small dogs with no problems while at his foster home. Crate trained: We have crated him on two occasions for a couple hours and he has done well (no barking or tearing up the crate mat). Leash trained: No. Walks are a new concept for Doukas, but he is improving. Activity Level: Doukas is a ball of energy! He runs circles in the yard, chases butterflies, and plays with toy after toy until naptime hits. He also knows how to play fetch! While he is estimated to be approximately 2/2.5 years old, he is still very puppy-like. While indoors, he is relatively calm and naps several times a day. Fence: Doukas needs a fenced yard to burn off his energy. He has not tested our fence, so I don’t think a specific height requirement is necessary. Behavior: Doukas is very playful. He is pretty good at entertaining himself, and has allowed me to work from home efficiently. Everything about living in a house is new, so he does spend some time testing what is a toy and what is not. He is such a sweet boy and loves to cuddle. He’s affectionate and will give kisses if allowed. Since arriving to his foster home, Doukas has ridden in an RV and gone boating, and slept through both! He’d make a great camping partner or boating dog for sure! Doukas has a lot to learn and a lot of exploring to do! We think he would do best in a home where he will not be alone for long stretches every day. Medical History:  Doukas appears to be a healthy young boy, with no concerns from the vet. He is up to date on vaccinations, neutered, microchipped, and on heartworm prevention.    Doukas 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: Doukas is such a sweet boy and will make a great addition to your family. He is playful, affectionate and curious, with a lot of love to give. Foster Location: Miton/Pensacola, FL 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 Young English Setter (mixed)
Socialization/training:  Knows basic commands, we are working on shake & he can catch treats in his mouth, house trained, good with othe... show more
Socialization/training:  Knows basic commands, we are working on shake & he can catch treats in his mouth, house trained, good with other dogs & people Crate trained:  Yes to eat & for a few hours but doesn’t do well for more than 4 hours needs enrichment (bones & toys) 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 2 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. A DNA test was done & came back with German Shorthair Pointer, Lab, & Boxer. Maybe even a teeny bit of Bernese Mountain Dog. An all around 100% hunk of preciousness. 😊 Foster Comments: Falcor is an outgoing, young, energetic boy that is super affectionate, friendly, smart, & loves everyone he meets.  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 too long.  He needs a home where he will not be left alone more than 4 hours each day & preferably with another dog friend to play with since he likes to run & play in the yard.  He was a bit pushy when initially making friends with the other 4 dogs in the house but the older dogs are teaching him doggy manners.  He is a persistent but irresistible pup & will finds a way to make friends with every person & dog he meets.   People say dogs don’t like to be hugged but they obviously haven’t met Falcor. He likes to play ball & tug a war.  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.  DNA test says he is part German Shorthair Pointer]\Bernese Mountain with some Boxer\Labrador Retriever mixed in.  Falcor has a super soft coat, beautiful yellow\brown eyes, & is possibly albino so a pink nose & skin.  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 - Freckles

Female Young English Setter
Socialization/training:  She loves to cuddle. She knows “sit”, but whether she chooses to sit is another story. She is very smart and a... show more
Socialization/training:  She loves to cuddle. She knows “sit”, but whether she chooses to sit is another story. She is very smart and a bit stubborn, like many setters. Crate trained: Yes. She sleeps at night in her crate. Leash trained: A work in progress. She will walk on the leash until she gets distracted. She has a strong pull when seeing a bunny or a squirrel but can also be stubborn and not want to walk at all.   Activity Level: Loves to play with toys, but also loves to cuddle up and be petted. She is tall, so you have to be careful about dishes in the sink or food left on the table or she will counter surf. Fence: We have only had her on a leash, but I can imagine she would thrive in a yard with a tall fence. Any dog that we have had, we have just walked them on a leash. There are a lot of dogs in the neighborhood, and we always found it easier to handle being on a leash. With it being such a bad winter, we have not had a chance to take her to a dog park to see how she reacts. I know she almost yanked the leash out of my arm when she saw a bunny in our yard. We take her out around 5-6 times a day to try to help with the housebreaking. The only time she was off the leash is when I fell on the ice while walking her. She stood there and waited for me to get up and we were able to continue our walk. Behavior: Freckles is fun loving and loves attention. She still needs to work on being alone. She wants constant attention, to the point that even when she is cuddled up on a chair with you, she will let you know when you stop petting her. Freckles still needs more practice in housetraining. She will go when outside, but she will also sometimes go on a long walk and then relieve herself after getting back in the house. She also gets distracted easily and then she seems to forget why she is outside. We know she has to go when we are outside, because she will start running back and forth until she stops and goes, if she hears a noise while in that process she will not go, and she is done. We are continuing to work with her. She has shown slight resource guarding, so you need to be in the room when she is eating if you have other pets, or feed them separately. She also has the habit of eating and drinking too fast, which leads to her throwing everything back up. We have tried to give her smaller amounts of water, more often in the day instead of leaving a big bowl out for her, to combat this problem. We had her at the vet for bloodwork in January, and her kidneys were fine, so we believe this is just a habit. Medical History:  Freckles is spayed, microchipped, UTD on vaccinations and on HWP. Freckles came to us with worms, but they were taken care of the first week we had her.    Foster Comments: Freckles has been a joy to have. She must have had a rough start to life in Tennessee and been neglected. If you happen to make any sudden moves around her, she will lay down in a submissive posture. She loves to play with toys, make sure they are sturdy, or she will find a way for the fluff that is supposed to be on the inside to suddenly appear outside. She does not like to be left alone. She has grown attached to her foster dad, and if he leaves the room, she will bark and not settle down. If he is in the room with her, she either lays with him on his chair, or on the floor by him. She has been fine with our dog and does not mind when our cats are around her. At her first visit to the vet all the techs fell in love with her and were ready to keep her. Foster Location: Fleetwood, Pennsylvania 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 - Ruthie

Female Young English Setter (mixed)
Socialization/training: While still timid in new situations (walks in new areas, new experiences, new people, new yards, etc), Ruthie ha... show more
Socialization/training: While still timid in new situations (walks in new areas, new experiences, new people, new yards, etc), Ruthie has come a long way in her foster home. Ruthie  has a 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 month 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. She is very fearful at dog parks, so foster mom advises against them for Ruthie. Crate trained: Yes, she was crated initially when no humans were at home. She is still crated over night for her sleep time and if her person is going to be out of the house for a lengthy period.  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). 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. When she does pull, it is a lighter pull vs a sled dog pull. She has also been doing well in walking as the sole dog on longer walks. She really enjoys her outings into her known neighborhood now. She prances along with her head held high as she takes in the scents and sights of her known world.  She is a girl who is happiest with neighborhood walks in her known environment vs hiking in new areas. 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: A physicial fence is REQUIRED. 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 will not potty while on leash or at the dog park, she only potties in her own backyard, so the fence is important for her potty habits. 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 has come a long way in her comfort level with her foster home, car rides, yard and neighborhood. She is very loving and affectionate, 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 puppy 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. She was recently tested in her foster home, so won't need this again until Feb 2022.     Foster Comments: Ruthie is a dear girl and quite striking with her long legged physique and elegant face which she inherited from her full English Setter momma. Daddy was a travelling salesman Eastern European Village Dog. 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 loves having baths with foster mom standing in the tub with her. She has been doing well in car rides and now sits up to look around and out the windows vs being hunkered down on the back seat.  She has  learned how to get into the back seat of her foster mom's car and has also learned about getting out. She's a smart young lady! Ruthie has a new sidekick at her foster home that she loves playing with and wrestling with. Ruthie is more submissive with other dogs and knows to defer to them when they put her in her place if she gets into their space too much. Ruthie is a sweet, loving and goofy girl once she is acclimated to her home, yard, neighborhood and people. She MUST have a fenced yard (she will NOT potty while on walks) and she does love having a doggy playmate.  She enjoys walks in her neighborhood and loves them now that she knows her neighborhood...she does get spooked now and then by kids on skateboards, those scary garbage cans, etc. 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 with one to her harness and one to her martingale collar. Ruthie is looking for a very special forever home. She has come a long way in the time with her foster mom and her known world. She will preferably have a home 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
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Available - Tigger

Male Young English Setter
Socialization/training: Tigger is well socialized and responds to his name, sits on command, comes when called. Crate trained: Yes, he i... show more
Socialization/training: Tigger is well socialized and responds to his name, sits on command, comes when called. Crate trained: Yes, he is crated when I’m gone but sleeps in a chair in bedroom overnight. Leash trained: Yes Activity level: He is energetic and playful; loves chasing tennis ball and will bring back to you although won’t drop it every time!!! Calm in house once exercised. Fence: Hard fence would be best for Tigger. He loves to zoom around the yard. Normal height of 4-5’ should be fine (foster home has 8’ fence). Invisible fence probably would not be a good option as he’s focused on birds and squirrels and he’d probably ignore shock to go after something.   Behavior: Tigger is a sweet affectionate dog. Medical History: Tigger is microchipped, neutered, HW negative and on preventatives, and his shots are all current. He is very healthy. Foster Comments: Tigger is a typical energetic young Setter. He will do best in a home that has time to take him for walks or jogs and where he is a part of the family. He has adjusted well and quickly to foster home where there are several other dogs and a cat! Foster Location: Durham, NC 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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Foster to Adopt - Gunner

Male Young English Setter
Socialization/training: Gunner has a terrific personality and is very playful. Better yet, he is housetrained! He will not jump up on an... show more
Socialization/training: Gunner has a terrific personality and is very playful. Better yet, he is housetrained! He will not jump up on anyone unless commanded. However, he needs further training on leash walking and how to calm down and stop barking/crying when family leaves him home. Crate trained: No. Leash trained: Learning in progress/pulls and switches sides frequently. Activity Level: Super playful and HIGH energy. Fence: Gunner is so high energy that walks and daily play are not enough to tire him. Even after running in a large yard and playing fetch with him for many hours a day, he can still run and play until late at night. He requires a fenced area to run at least 4 feet high.    Behavior: This is the sweetest, most lovable, and social dog, EVER! He is so happy and will NOT leave your side. He does demand a lot of attention and will cuddle anywhere with his humans or dog siblings. Gunner is on anti-anxiety medication for separation anxiety and learning to cope with it. He wears a belly band to prevent excited urine expression when he is left at home or upon greeting his human upon their return in the door. He LOVES car rides and is an excellent errand and road-trip companion. Just like a baby, he falls asleep as soon as the car is put drive. Medical History: He is neutered, microchipped, and up to date on vaccinations. Gunner showed positive Lyme antibodies, so he was given a one-month course of antibiotics to treat it. He has no symptoms from this prior diagnosis and is excellent health, otherwise. He is on heartworm and tick preventatives.    Foster Comments: Gunner is the poster pup of an all-around great family dog! He will do best with an active family with older children (due to his rambunctious playful antics) or owner that is mostly home-based or will take him on most trips as he is very social and highly energetic and requires a lot of daily interactive exercise. His family will need to be patient and help him work through his anxiety issues. He would be happy to share the bed or sofa with his forever family. Foster Location: Pottstown, Pennsylvania 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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Pending Adoption - Clyde

Male Young English Pointer English Setter (mixed)
Socialization/training: Clyde is an English Setter mix (maybe boxer?) that was rescued from a shelter in Missouri and transported to his... show more
Socialization/training: 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. He has successfully recovered from heartworm with no health issues from the treatment. The veterinarians believe his age to be about five years young. 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 hoarding and knows sit very well. We believe that he has the ability to learn other “tricks” given enough time and training. Good with Children: Yes. 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. He absolutely adores when we have visitors as he loves making new friends. Good with Cats: We have two cats, and he is mainly just interested in them. We have observed no violence or aggressiveness, mainly curiosity. Good with Dogs: Clyde has gotten along well with our 2-year-old Setter/ Brittany Spaniel mix female very well with no aggressiveness from day one. They enjoy cuddling together and playing ‘cat and mouse’ chase games in the backyard. 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. Be sure to bring bags, as he usually relieves himself during a walk. House Trained: Yes, however he does not like to be left alone for long periods of time as he is very attached to his human friends. Crate Trained: Yes. He sleeps in his kennel as well every night and knows it is bedtime and goes in all by himself. He almost always sleeps soundly through the entire night. Activity Level: Clyde enjoys lounging around and getting pets inside the house. Outside he has shown increased energy and activity as he settled in. 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. 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. Medical History: Since he has arrived Clyde has been micro-chipped, 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 very gentle and loving and not aggressive. He is very vocal when greeting family when they return home 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 pet 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. With frequent bathing a gentle skin moisturizer his skin and coat have become very healthy and soft. Clyde will make a great addition to the right home; he is a gentle giant and very affectionate. 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