JOEL's Heroes: The Kestner Family (in memory of BONNIE); RONAN and FINN Kmonicek; SAMMY Curtis; Merrilee Dulaney, SAMMIE Grossman; RUEGER Evans; CIMMARON and FINN Dubois; Michael Tarantino; Debbie & Barry Smith (in memory of Chet H. Smith); BELLE Meek; Charles & Jennifer Smith (in honor of SAMSON)
ALERT: FIVE Irish Setters from ILLINOIS that have come to SOS have had seizures. Epilepsy is known to be a problem with the breed, and responsible breeders will not produce puppies with this inherited problem. This is just one more reason to find out as much as you can before you select a breeder!
Below is a list of Setters
who are in need of
a suitable foster home
in the SOS program:
BAILEY - TN
Please contact us
as soon as possible
if you can foster.
The dogs are
counting on you!
Save Our Setters has rescued five puppies from Missouri who have been diagnosed with SAS, a genetic heart defect that results in premature sudden death.
Do not buy a puppy from a breeder, from a pet store, or from an individual without a thorough veterinary exam. Exams of puppies under 16 weeks of age may be inconclusive.
ROXY's Heroes: SUSIE Louie (we senior setterzens have to stick together); Karen Zaleski (in honor of MARSHALL); with love from GILLIE Reback; RUEGER Evans; Judy, Nancy, and BELLE; Woofs from the Willsons; Licks from PADDY, JESSIE, and KAYLA; DYLAN and AUTUMN Benefiel; Muriel Chism (in memory of ACHILLES Lasner); Judy, Nancy, and BELLE Meek; PADDY, JESSIE, and KAYLA Reback; RUEGER Evans; Ann Mussinan and the TX misfits (in memory of SHAMROCK); Chris Collins (in memory of SCOUT & INDY); Cynthia Valdez (in memory of LUCY, the most unique Irish Mexican Setter!); More woofs from the Willsons; Woofs from the Willsons
(We are not quite ready yet, but will be soon!!!)
SETTERS with MEDICAL NEEDS!!
"Setting A Higher Standard" isn't just a slogan.
Disease is just one of the MANY reasons we require our rescues to stay in foster care for a minimum of two weeks.
Would YOU want to adopt a sick dog from a rescue?
Know the policies of a rescue organization BEFORE adopting!!
While almost any rescue will "make room" for young and healthy dogs of their breed, very few are willing to "make room" for the tougher cases - those with medical issues, those who are older, and those whose future is uncertain due to behavioral issues. We understand that not all Setters in need will be perfect. This is why we are so grateful for each and every sponsor!!
Setters have been turned away for simple issues such as mild separation anxiety. Setters have been turned away due to their status as Senior Setterzens. We believe that rescue has an obligation to help Setters in need which is why, when we have room, we take in the tough cases that other Setter Rescues often turn away. This is just one of many reasons that volunteering to foster for SOS makes a big difference!! Meet some of the special kids we didn't refuse because they are simply...
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Or from a Puppy Mill, Backyard Breeder, or Pet Store???
ROCKIE's Heroes: With love from CLOUD; Mark Johnson; ESSIE & RORY (we are here for you!); More luv from CLOUD; Tami, Stuart, Kelly & CINNAMON (in memory of BAILEY who recently passed away after three years with this same condition); Merry Christmas! Take care of CLOUD Acres for me! Woofs (and a peanut butter cookie or two) from the Willsons; CLOUD (tell your foster mom you want some ice cream to help you cool off); with luv from CLOUD (in honor of Alissa saving me and giving me a good life and lots of love); Richard Hood (in memory of MISS ANNIE); Cynthia Valdez (in memory of LUCY, the most unique Irish Mexican Setter!); more luv from CLOUD; Luv from CLOUD (who hopes you'll have a home of your own for the Holidays!); Woofs from your Secret Santa!; With love from the TX Misfits; Woofs from the Willsons; RONIN and FINN Kmonicek
TOO FUNNY!!: SOS has been advised that a breeder of Irish Setters has revised her contract to state that none of the dogs she sells are to be surrendered to rescue. You don't suppose that's because we will be able to document the genetic defects in her lines, do you?
CHANCE's Heroes: Woofs from the Willsons; The Flying Ruby Ranch (in memory of TAMURA); Judy, Nancy, and BELLE Meek; Luck o' the Irish woofs; REDDY BOY & KILLIAN Smetana (sniffs and kisses in honor of our 14th birddays!!); Barbara Petersen (in loving memory of MISS MAUDE); Cathi (in honor of his losing 12 pounds!); RONIN and FINN Kmonicek
FRECKLES' Heroes: Jeri Rome; Richard Hood (in memory of ANNIE); Kate and RUEGER Evans; Licks from PADDY, JESSIE, and KAYLA; RUSTY, ROXY, and SEAMUS Balsley; Judy & John Murphy (in loving memory of ABBEY); Susan Hilleary; RONIN Kmonicek
LIBERTY's Heroes: Peggy Meehan (in memory of SHANNON and MORGAN); BELLE Meek; RONAN Kmonicek; Christa and CALLIE Soule; FINN Kmonicek
Many children's toys have added chemicals that function as flame retardants and pesticides. Children are not likely to ingest the stuffing from these toys, but dogs can and do, with fatal results.
The FDA has issued a warning regarding the possibility of treats from China causing serious illness and over 500 deaths. Purina, Del Monte, and others are FINALLY recalling their products. Brand names include Waggin Train, Canyon Creek, and Milo's Kitchen.
WHISKEY's Heroes: Carol E. (in loving memory of her dad - John C. Evanetz - who sat through "Big Red" with her in '62, and drove her to pick up SCARLET in '69; RONAN and FINN Kmonicek; Carol E. (in memory of Deb Smith's SCARLET who crossed the Bridge the morning of May 29, 2012); Wendy Thomson (in honor of RILEY); BELLE Meek; The Kestner Family (in memory of BONNIE)
REX's Heroes: RONAN and FINN Kmonicek; RUEGER Evans; Denise Spracklen (in memory of Deb Smith's SCARLET); Judy, Nancy, and BELLE Meek; Sheli Tinkelman; Peggy Meehan (in memory of SHANNON and MORGAN); Denise Spracklen (in memory ofMILLIE); Jeri Rome; Pat Brennan; KILLIAN Kamerick; Debbie and Barry Smith (in memory of Chet H.Smith); Trish Gillett-Boyles (in memory of RANSOME, my greatest childhood friend and reason I love Irish Setters so much); Lin Maine (in memory of SAMMY and MAGGIE); Peter Hayes; Bryan Duff; Hugs and Woofs from the Willsons; SAMMIE Grossman (in loving memory of her adoptivemom, Peggy); Ruth Russell; Sue Geiger; Kathleen Finis; Robert Maas; Bonne & Tracie Becker; Nancy Simonelli; Marc and Elizabeth Wessels (in honor of SCARLETT); Sands Miller; Margaret Shaw; Kathy Lake (in honor of redheads NICKY and also MADDIE who wants SOS to help others as they helped her); The Dixon Family (in loving memory of their wonderful setters BRANDY and CASEY); Annette Thomas (in honor of Joan Willson with Happy Birthday and Merry Christmas wishes); PADDY, JESSIE, and KAYLA Reback; John and Judy Murphy; WILLIE and ROSIE (who are living the good life in Gig Harbor); Charles & Jennifer Smith (in honor of SAMSON)
SHAWNEE's Heroes: CORY Fitzgerald (in memory of COCOA); BELLE Meek; RONAN and FINN Kmonicek; The McGowen Family; RUEGER Evans; Rodney (in loving memory of NIKI & KAYLA); Nancy Kirchstein (in memory of NIKKI & HASIE); Signature Irish Setters (in memory of COCOA); Almon and Barbara Townsend III (in memory of Ouida Bayfield); Jessica Klemm; Karin Klein; BELLE Meek; PADDY, JESSIE, and KAYLA Reback