Southwest English Setter Rescue
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About Us
SWESR is dedicated to rescuing abandoned and neglected English Setters throughout the Southwest United States. We rehabilitate English Setters by providing full medical care and behavior assessments in a foster home in order to prepare them for adoption. To ensure all SWESR dogs are placed in loving, permanent homes, we screen and qualify adopters while providing ongoing guidance. SWESR promotes animal welfare through community education and outreach and values positive teamwork within our organization as well as partnership across rescues.

Established in 2012, Southwest English Setter Rescue (SWESR) is incorporated in Texas and a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit charitable organization.

Our founding members all have many years of experience in other animal rescue groups, including English Setter rescue. We share a love for English Setters, an in-depth understanding of this wonderful breed. Click here to meet our team and some of our foster homes.

The majority of the dogs in our program are rescued after being abandoned or surrendered to shelters in the Southwestern USA. We also assist individuals who wish to give up their Setters for adoption. We welcome prospective adopters from the contiguous US.

All SWESR dogs live in foster homes where their energy level, temperament, training and other skills can be assessed prior to adoption. All our dogs receive a complete vet exam, are spayed or neutered, brought up-to-date on vaccinations, tested and treated for heartworms and parasites, given heartworm prevention and micro-chipped before adoption. Because our goal is to make the best possible placement for a dog, we work closely with prospective adopters to ensure a successful adoption in a well matched home. Click here for our adoption requirements.

SWESR is wholly dependent on our adoption fees and private donations to meet our expenses. All donations go directly to the care of our rescue dogs. We need volunteers to support our efforts, especially foster homes, in Texas, Oklahoma, Colorado, New Mexico, Arizona, Utah, Nevada and California. Please consider making a donation or volunteering for SWESR. Click here for ways you can help. 

SWESR adopts to homes throughout the USA and Canada. Because we require pre-adoption screening (i.e. home visit), adopters outside of the Southwestern USA may need to be patient while we locate a volunteer to assist us with the home visit step of our application process. 

If an adopter is unable to drive to the foster location to pick up the dog being adopted, transports within the Southwest USA may be arranged at no cost through our network of volunteer drivers. Our volunteer network in many areas of TX and OK is strong, and we have limited transport routes established for CO, NM, UT, CA. Patience may be required while volunteer transport drivers are found to help transport an adopted dog to a new Southwest destination.

Adopters may choose to transport a dog via commercial airlines as Air Cargo or paid ground transport services at their own expense. We will assist making those arrangements.

Our mailing address is:
Southwest English Setter Rescue, Inc.
29560 Red Bud Hill
Boerne, Texas 78015