Southwest English Setter Rescue
English Setters that find their way to our rescue program often need a significant amount of medical care. Besides the routine vetting we provide to all our rescues, some dogs come to us with significant health problems such as heartworm disease, infections and injuries. Adoption fees often cover only a portion of a dog's expenses to get them healthy and ready for their forever homes. We depend on the generosity of our supporters to help us provide the necessary vetting for these dogs. Donating toward a dog's medical expenses is a wonderful way to participate in a rescue and become part of an English Setter's success story.
Please indicate the dog's name that you would like to help in the Special Instructions area of Paypal payment (click on our donate button at the top of this page). You may also make your donation by check (along with a note indicating which dog you'd like your donation to help) to: SWESR , 462 San Marcos Trail, New Braunfels, TX 78132. Thank you!
SWESR's Furever Foster Program - Sponsors Needed!
Our Furever Foster program was created to support the needs of our long-term foster dogs that are not candidates for adoption due to age, disability and/or medical issues. We are so grateful to our volunteers that are willing to open their homes to a senior or hospice dogs for the remainder of the dog’s life.
SWERSR supports our Furever Foster program by paying for all these dog’s expenses (vaccinations, medications for pain or comfort, heartworm prevention, flea prevention, food prescribed by a veterinarian, all surgeries recommended by our trusted vets, eventual euthanasia if necessary, and cremation).
Many of our recent rescues that have become “Furever Foster” dogs have required expensive veterinary services in addition to the routine vetting that all our rescue dogs receive. We would be so grateful to receive donations to help us offset the cost of the life-time care for these special senior dogs.
Fred is approximately 11+ years young and lived in a kennel his entire life until he was rescued as a senior. He is blind from advanced age and possibly progressive retina atrophy. Fred is in a Furever Foster home near Austin, TX.
Ladybird is 10 years old and entered rescue with a badly abscessed tooth. She has had major dental work with extractions. She is in a Furever Foster home in New Braunfels, TX.
You can click here to meet all the Furever Fosters currently in our care.
Thank you in advance if you are able to make a donation, whether to specify care for a particular dog or to help pay for the food and ongoing medical care for all the dogs in our Furever Foster program. We really appreciate your support!
"Furever Foster" Ladybird
Hazel - Medical Sponsors Needed!
I was rescued by a team of heroes like you on January 5 in south Texas. My owner had surrendered me to animal control and I was pretty scared. This nice lady, Rachel drove 6 hours on a moment's notice to introduce me to my new life. I wasn't too sure about these people poking and prodding me but I gently and lovingly trusted each one of them. Evidently all those tests showed that I have advanced mammary cancer, and I gotta tell you, this cancer thing is AWESOME! All the other dogs are jealous. I get what I want, when I want, whenever I want. I run, I dig, I eat (and I'm picky so I've tried lots of things.) No one except the vet believes I am 13 years old. I act more like a 2 year old discovering the joys of life. I've won the hearts of everyone I've met which is good because I know how to spend some major money at the vet.
I've heard them talking and they have had a lot of older dogs come into rescue lately. If you would help with even the minimum $10 donation I could pay for my vet bills and maybe leave some for other older dogs.
SWESR's Hank's Heartworm Program - Sponsors Needed!
Hank's program provides diagnosis and treatment for heartworm positive dogs coming into rescue, and provides necessary heartworm preventative for all SWESR dogs prior to their adoption. A devoted SWESR family created HHP in 2013 in memory of their beloved first English Setter. Their dog Hank came into rescue with severe HW disease and had to endure two treatment cycles. The program exists to honor Hank and all dogs who have needlessly suffered this highly preventable disease. At the deeply discounted fees charged by SWESR-associated Veterinarians, each course of treatment costs roughly $400 compared to a year's prevention of $60. The drought relief in the Southwestern US has resulted in an increase in disease-carrying mosquitoes and SWESR must be ready to treat and prevent!