At the tender age of 7 years, Red’s life as a lonely kenneled dog came to an end. He is now enjoying the life of a SWESR rescue who is learning the joys of living in a home and engaging his Setter instincts in a securely fenced yard. He loves to spend time outdoors focusing on squirrels and birds
Red’s housetraining is a success! Although he’s not at 100% yet, he’s almost there. He has stopped resource guarding his food and his foster mom. If he has a particularly great bone, though, he may still growl at his canine housemates to preserve his treat. He is still cautious around new people, but is excited to see them and warms up to them fairly quickly.
Red is learning how to walk on a leash and has made significant progress on that skill. Red can never be off-leash outside of a fenced area because, like most English Setters, his instincts take over and his recall disappears. Although he has learned to appreciate his canine foster companions, he would be a good only dog as he doesn’t need interaction with them. If he does meet new dogs, Red is very cautious and needs slow, controlled introductions to make sure he feel safe. He is not a candidate for a hunting home.
Inside, Red is a classic couch potato. He loves a soft place to curl up and sleep. In his foster home, he has furniture privileges—something he has learned to totally enjoy. Red needs a good-sized yard with a minimum 5-foot fence.
Red is somewhat of a loner, so would be fine as an only dog. Because of his background, he cannot be in a home with cats or small dogs. He also needs to be in an adult-only home, ideally one with a patient, experienced human who can continue to teach him the joys and expectations of life as a rescued dog.
Red is fully vetted and ready for adoption. He is in a foster home in Littleton, CO.