Wyatt is a retired 8 year-old boy from a high end hunting ranch who is looking forward to the good life in a cushy adoptive home as a family member. He is a sweet boy who has never before had the love and affection of a human, but now that he has it, he’s decided it’s a good thing. At our temp boarding place where he went when we first rescued him, they called Wyatt “the gentleman.” His foster home says his favorite activity is romping in the back yard, exploring every nook and cranny so a home with a secure 4' physically fenced Setter-interesting yard is a must for him.
Wyatt is doing well with the foster’s resident dogs. Wyatt has never lived without other dogs, so he needs another dog in his home to aid with mild separation anxiety which is common in ES.
He is doing well in his house training. Wyatt loves chewing, so having his own chew toys will keep him from destructive behaviors. His hunting career means he is not a candidate for a home with cats.
Because of his hard, hunting ranch life, Wyatt has some age/activity related changes in his lower back. Once he is up and going he does fine, but he’s a bit slow on the get-go. When he is up and moving he works the yard like any active ES. SWESR’s vet took xrays and says this is not a painful issue, and his love of romping in the yard has shown that he does love to run. We will take him to an orthopedic DVM for assessment prior to adoption. He’s doing well on walks, but like a typical ES, he likes to go fast!
Wyatt has never lived in a home before rescue so no homes with young children please. Like most field Setters he needs a home where doors and gates are kept closed and locked so he isn’t tempted to go on a Setter-runabout as he learns about this big new world that is now his.
Wyatt tested positive for exposure to Chagas disease. Recent drug protocol trials from veterinary researchers and Texas A&M University have found a treatment and cure for Chagas. Wyatt is symptom free and will need to be on medication for several more months. He takes his pills once a day with food. SWESR will provide the medication to cure him of this disease. 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.
Wyatt is a candidate for a casual hunter who will keep him to moderate outings.
Wyatt is neutered, up to date on vaccinations and tests, on heartworm preventative and microchipped. He is in a foster home near Houston, TX.