Southwest English Setter Rescue
This page features all the beautiful rescue dogs Available to Adopt Now. You'll also find our preliminary postings of dogs that are 'Just Rescued', are 'Under Evaluation', will be 'Available Soon', or with a 'Foster-to-Adopt' home. We'll post more details on these dogs very soon. On occasion we will also show Courtesy Posts (dogs that are available to adopt through another rescue group that we'd love to help find their forever home). Please click on a picture or name to go to a dog's own webpage with pictures and their story. You can learn about our Virtual Foster program by clicking on one of the hearts in the photos below.
If you are new to English Setters, please click here to go to our page Is an ES Right For You? for information we hope you will find helpful about these wonderful dogs.
Dogs that are Just Rescued, Under Evaluation, Available Soon or with a Foster-to-Adopt Home
The following English Setters are not yet ready for adoption, but we will be posting more information about them soon. Please check back soon and often to follow these dogs on their rescue journey.
Sir William - In a Foster-to-Adopt Home
William is a handsome 2-3 year old boy, rescued from a TX shelter. He is healthy and fully vetted. He did not have a chance to interact with people or other dogs much prior to rescue, so he is learning to trust and socialize in his experienced foster home in OKC.
Sadie came from the Strasburg CO seizure via the Boulder County Humane Society. Sadie is a gorgeous dark liver color Munsterlander and is estimated around 10 years old. Sadie loves her people, men and women. She is not suitable for a home with other dogs or cats. She is in a Grand Junction, Colorado foster home...more Cecil is about 4 years old, neutered and up-to-date on all vaccines. This lucky boy is in a foster home in Sierra Vista, AZ with SWESR Hank Williams. He will be looking for an adult only setter experienced home that is familiar with our sensitive breed...more
Pepper - On Medical Hold
Pepper came from the Strasburg, CO seizure via the Boulder County Humane Society. Pepper is a gorgeous, happy 11 year old tri-color boy weighing 60 lbs.
He is doing well behaviorally, through time and patience he is learning to trust and learning how to live in the home as a family member. He was recently diagnosed with Atypical Addision’s and is on a treatment plan to stabilize his condition. He is neutered and fully vetted and is in a foster home near Austin, TX. Please let us know if you might be able to help Pepper rehab and learn to trust people again. Check back for updates!
Jet is a 12 year young handsome tri boy. He is
A-M-A-Z-I-N-G; great with other dogs, cats and people. He is house trained and used to a large fenced yard to patrol. Jet is in a foster home near Austin, TX and is ready for his forever home. Since he has not been in a home with kids, we are looking for an adult only home...more Merlin is a 4 year young orange boy that was rescued from a backyard breeder in North Texas. Merlin has been treated for heartworm disease and is healthy and thriving now. He loves playing with the other dogs in his Oklahoma City, OK foster home but is not suitable for a home with cats. He would love an adoptive home where he would have daily walks and a fenced yard to be able to self exercise...more Ten year young Shug was rescued from a backyard breeding situation by a Good Samaritan in New Mexico who contacted SWESR for assistance. Shug is in a foster home near Austin, TX. She’s great with cats and good with other dogs as long as they respect her space. She’d love a home as an only pampered dog...more Kuper is a 2.5 year old chestnut tri youngster that is looking for a home where his people are experienced and home a lot to provide structure and leadership. He is fully vetted, has been to training and is good with other dogs. He has not lived with cats, but he does chase them, and should not be considered for a home with cats, inside or outside. He is in a foster home near Austin TX...more Ella is 2 years old and will weigh about 60 lbs when she is at her ideal weight. Her owner could no longer care for her so she ended up in a SoCal shelter. She is in a SoCal foster home. She will require another active dog in her adoptive home. She has strong ES prey instincts and will do best in a Setter experienced home with a good size yard...more Daisy May is a 9 year young Llewellin Setter, rescued in the Phoenix area. She’s housetrained, good with other dogs and people as long as she is with an experienced person. She has some touch sensitivity so she is not recommended for a home with kids. She is in a foster home with our trainer in Las Vegas, NV...more Eleven year young Ryder was rescued from a N TX shelter with skin and ear issues and has been in a Frisco TX foster home near our Vet so he can be regularly treated. Ryder looks and feels so much better. He is a typical sweet, goofy, Velcro boy. Ryder is good with other dogs and kids but is not recommended for a home with cats. He is a candidate for SWESR’s Furever Foster Program so we can continue his skin and ear care. He is a big Setter boy at about 60 lbs...more
Bo was rescued in NM; he didn’t hunt as expected and was living outside. He is 3 years old, altered, up to date on vacs, and heartworm negative. Bo is great with other dogs but is not recommended for a home with cats due to his prey drive. He is in a foster home in
Colorado Springs, CO...more Cally and Maddy were rescued from a shelter in New Mexico. They are sweet girls, probably sisters and are 9.5 year old bench English Setters. We feel the best thing for these girls is to stay together when they are adopted. They are in a foster home in San Diego, CA....more Three and a half year old Josie first lived at a hunting ranch in OK and then was adopted from the shelter by a very loving and kind woman in OK. Unfortunately she did not have a fenced yard or a safe and secure way to exercise daily so she came to SWESR to find a Setter experienced home and family. This busy, sweet, snuggle bunny is not a candidate for a hunting home and she will need a good size, securely fenced yard with 6 foot fencing. She is good with other dogs, likes to play with cats and furniture privileges are a must. She is in a foster home near Oklahoma City, OK...more
Tillie - Available Soon
Tillie is about 7 years young. She knows sit, come and stay and will benefit from an adopter that would enjoy going to obedience training with her. She weighs about 45 lbs, is friendly with people and may need another active dog in the home, but is not suitable for a home with cats. We will know more after our Intake Coordinator assesses her. She is temporarily in Oklahoma City OK for vetting and assessment. Check back for updates!
Raz is a 4 1/2 year old boy and things are finally looking up for him. He was seized when 75 dogs were removed from a hoarder in CO in December 2015. He was immediately adopted by a woman that lived in an apartment and had no understanding of the exercise and training needs of a Setter. She returned him to the shelter 16 months later after giving up on Raz and his escalating behavior issues. Rescue only, he was urgent and SWESR and Lux Love Rescued were there for him. He is currently with our trainer in Las Vegas, NV...more Major is a 5 year old 60 lb, solid, very athletic boy. He loves people and affection and needs a home with secure physical fencing to keep him safe. He's not good with cats or some male dogs and he would be fine with being an only dog as long as you are home a lot and making sure he gets a lot of regular exercise. Major is in a foster home in Bemidji, MN...more Darby is an 11 year young Velcro boy that gets along with other dogs, cats and people. Darby enjoys being in a fenced in yard when the weather is good but is also happy being indoors with his people. He is in a temporary foster home in the Dallas/Ft Worth Texas area and is available for foster, foster-to-adopt, forever foster and adoption...more
Penny - Just Rescued
Penny is a sweet, birdy, 3 year young ES girl that is in a Bennet CO foster home. She is a leggy girl, is underweight and should weigh about 40 lbs when she is at an ideal weight. She is good with dogs, cats and loves people. She will be available after she has an assessment and vetting.
Check back for updates!