Southwest English Setter Rescue
Unlike the fictional children’s hero, Hank the Cowdog, Montgomery (Monty) did not have a storybook beginning. Monty spent his first two years before rescue on a ranch in South Texas where he and his siblings lived in outdoor kennels. When rescued by SWESR, Monty was severely underweight and food is a coveted resource for him.
Initially he was uncertain about living in a home with people but that changed with time and patience in foster care and Monty is now very comfortable living in a home. He is house trained and crate trained. He is a very bright and lively boy with lots of energy. His favorite thing is to throw toys around the yard while playing keep away.
Monty is currently living in the home of an animal behaviorist and 4 dogs: two senior English Setters, a chihuahua mix and cairn terrier. He does well with all dogs; he does like to play chase with the chihuahua but mostly enjoys self-exercising in the yard.
Because of Monty’s start and being under weight, he does have food issues and considers his food to be a very valuable resource. He is fed in a crate which helps ease his anxiety and keeps everyone safe. Monty does have to earn all of his privileges and is not allowed on the furniture or to sleep in bed. His foster mom is working daily to ease his anxiety around food and will help transition him into a new home.
The perfect home for Monty would be one that has experience with young pushy Setters, is very active, allows plenty of outdoor time and is good at reinforcing boundaries. He is an easy introduction to new dogs and another dog in the home would be awesome, but not a requirement. He does need a home with a secure fenced yard where he can exercise multiple times a day in a safe environment.
Monty along with his sibling tested positive for exposure to Chagas disease. Recent drug protocol trials from veterinary researchers and Texas A&M University have developed a treatment and cure for Chagas. Monty is symptom free and will need to be on medication through February of 2020. He takes his pills once a day with food. SWESR will provide the medication to cure him of this disease and tests to confirm he is Chagas-free at the end of the treatment. It is worth noting that Chagas disease is transmitted by the feces of the kissing bug and cannot be transmitted to humans or other animals from an infected dog.
Monty is neutered, up to date on vaccinations and tests, on heartworm preventative and microchipped. He is in a foster home near Dallas, TX. Are you the adopt/foster-to-adopt home and family for this sweet Setter boy?