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Stetson
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. 

Since coming into rescue, I have learned how to live inside, and I like it very much. My foster mom says that I have very nice manners in the house. I can sit and lay down for a treat, and I can wait at doors and gates when asked to. Although, I will still bolt through a door if I’m not reminded to wait. I will also come when I’m called most of the time, but sometimes the squirrels in the yard are so much fun, that my foster mom has to come get me.

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.

When I first came to my foster home, I really didn’t like my crate at all, but my foster mom has been working with me, and I’m getting much better. I used to cry, bark, and try to escape the whole time my foster family was gone, but now I only cry and bark for 15-20, then I will settle down, or play with my treat dispensing ball. My foster family has left me for 5-6 hours at a time, and I’ve done okay. I still don’t know if I could handle being alone in a crate for longer than that right now, but my foster mom is continuing to work with me. 

My ideal family would be one where my people didn’t have to be gone for long periods of time. I would love 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 has adjusted well to life in a house, and has learned basic commands, and manners. He will make a great addition to almost any active or moderately active family that either works from, stays at home or someone who can come home at lunch time to let him out for a little while.

Stetson is neutered, microchipped and up to date on all vaccinations. He is in a foster home near Bentonville, AR.