Hi, my name is Stetson. I’m not a pure bred English Setter, but I’m told I might be mixed with some Golden Retriever. I don’t know what all of that means. I just know that everywhere I go, I’m told how handsome I am, how sweet I am, and how soft my coat is. I’m a 2 year old boy who loves to run and play! My favorite activities are going for walks, meeting new people, playing with the other dogs in my foster home, and snuggling with my foster family. I get so excited when we go for a walk that I pull for a little while, but after a few gentle reminders to stay with you, I will walk nicely. I also love toys of all kinds, but I especially like things I can safely chew on.
I don’t have much experience with living inside a house yet, so my foster mom is helping me with that. She says that I’m very smart though, and that I’m learning fast. She is teaching me all kinds of new things, like how to sit, lay down, and wait. She’s also teaching me how to come when I’m called.
My foster mom says that I’m very easy going, and I make friends quickly with people and other dogs. I don’t currently live with any cats or small children, but I do love the the 11 and 12 year old boys in my foster home. I think they are fun, and I really enjoy running and playing with them. I need a fenced yard with a 5' fence because I really enjoy running around the yard. I am a curious boy with a medium energy level. I like to be busy, and I love to go places, but I will settle down inside the house when my people sit down to relax.
One thing I haven’t learned to like yet, is my crate. My foster mom is trying to help me associate good things with my crate, and I’m doing better as long as someone is in the same room with me, but I don’t like to be left alone. I will need a strong crate to keep me safe while you are gone.
My ideal family would be one where my people didn’t have to be gone for long periods of time. I will need another dog in the home to keep me company and someone for me to play with. I would also love a family that would take me places. I love to go places, and I ride very well in the car while wearing a seatbelt harness. So, if you’re looking for a smart, fun-loving, friendly, easy-going boy to go places with, then come home and snuggle on the couch next to you, with a good chew toy, I’m your guy!
~~~ From Stetson’s Foster Mom: Aside from not liking the crate, Stetson has been a very easy dog. He is smart, friendly, eager to please, playful, and has a nice balance of energy and calm. He is adjusting well to life in a house, and learning basic commands, and manners very quickly. He will make a great addition to almost any active or moderately active family that either works or stays at home.
Stetson is neutered, microchipped and up to date on all vaccinations. He is in a foster home near Bentonville, AR.