Kelly is a friendly, warm and loving 7-year old Setter. She is a field girl who would rather stay home and play, cuddle and rest with you! She's a smart girl who has learned to be a great companion Setter, and she'll be a great addition to your home, and a great introduction to the breed if she is your first Setter.
Kelly is house trained and crate trained but does not like being in a crate. She needs a home where someone is not gone for long periods of time and expects that she can be in a crate. Her best commands are “come” and “down” so far, but she is quick to learn and treat motivated. Kelly loves leash-time and walks, and like any Setter she may tug a bit, but she quickly settles into a comfortable walking pace. She'll always be something of a "bird dog," but she'd probably be best as a field-wise companion dog. She is confident in public places, loves people (home and away) and greets strangers warmly and politely.
Kelly likes to run in the yard and she has enough prey-drive to give nearby squirrels and birds a workout. She gets along fine with other dogs and family dogs, and she acclimates to new surroundings quickly. With a week or so to get comfortable in her new home, you'll wonder how there could ever have been days when she wasn't part of your family. She must have another active and playful dog in the home and she is ok with cats. If you’re ready to coach a quick study who loves you truly but is still a bit of a goofball, then Kelly could be your girl.
Kelly is very affectionate and velcro-y with people. She’s always up for walks, runs, or other outdoor adventures, and she dreams of a home and family where they take her along on outdoor adventures too. When she is indoors she is yours, and she’s a great match for a stay-at-home or work-from-home family. She’s fine with elementary school-aged kids and pre-teens - she loves family, and the more, the better!
She’s a capable girl and she adapts to new dogs quickly. Kelly has medium energy and she would love the odd-jog or occasional trips to the dog-park, but even more she longs to settle into a routine with a person or people who will engage with her and make her an active part of your family and your home. She is ready and eager to be your companion, your partner. She will warm your heart, and when you think "That's my dog!" you'll be thinking of Kelly.
Kelly is in a foster home in San Antonio, TX. She is healthy, neutered, micro-chipped, and current on vaccines. Are you the home and family and pack that can bring "the luck of the Irish" to this sweet English Setter Kelly?