ALERT: FIVE Irish Setters from ILLINOIS that have come to SOS have had seizures. Epilepsy is known to be a problem within the breed. TWO Irish Setters from MISSOURI with the same ancestors have died from a clotting disorder. Responsible breeders will not produce puppies with these inherited problems. 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:
None at this time
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.
Several of our rescues have been adopted by their foster families, leaving a shortage of foster homes.
Please consider becoming an SOS foster home!!
Simply click on the
link to help provide
for a deserving Setter!
Did you know that foster homes and funding are what make rescue possible?
We are down several foster homes due to medical issues,
family emergencies, and the economy. If you are in the central US
and can foster, even for just a few weeks, the dogs need
PUPPY BUYER'S MARKET!!
In the past, Save Our Setters has taken in breeding stock from puppymills and
backyard breeders who are getting out
of Setters due to the low selling prices
of the puppies.
Save Our Setters has also taken in puppies
and adults that breeders had advertised
as "free to good home", and found that
they could not even GIVE THEM AWAY!
Even reputable breeders are lowering their prices on older pups that have not sold.
If the puppy you are considering does not have champions in the first and/or second generations, you should be paying NO MORE THAN $100 for a puppy that has had minimal vetting (shots & deworming only).
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(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, and beware of rescues that broker dogs they have never had in their possession!!
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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have received this year from donors and adopters worldwide. Unfortunately, there never seems to
be enough in the coffers to meet all the needs of
all the rescues in our program.
Won't you please take a minute and remember the dogs
with a donation? Over 95 % of our expenditures
directly benefit the dogs in our program.
Thanks from all the furkids at Save Our Setters!!
If you are planning a road trip in the near future, please email your dates of travel and route to firstname.lastname@example.org.
We'll let you know of any Setters needing a lift that can benefit from your willingness to take them along!
TOO FUNNY!!: SOS has been advised that TWO breeders of Irish Setters have revised their contracts to state that none of the puppies they sell are to be surrendered to rescue. You don't suppose that's because we document the genetic defects in their lines, do you?
CONAIGN's Heroes: Judi Hastings; Jeanette (in memory of MURPHY); BEN Farney; Dorigan Irish Setters; GAELA and ZEESIE Maas (in memory of GILA and LOLA); Terrie Stauffer (in memory of RADLEY); Lee-Ann Dubois; BELLE Meek; RONAN & ROSIE Kmonicek; Alyson Baer (in honor of John and Judy Murphy); Diane Sweet; Margo Tardif; John and Judy Murphy
MACY's Heroes: RONAN & ROSIE Kmonicek; Lee-Ann Dubois; Jeanette (in memory of MURPHY); Judi Hastings; Thomas Farney (in memory of BEN); Terrie Stauffer (in memory of RADLEY); Melanie Sadler; Robin Bontrager (in memory of RYAN); Betsy Newsome; Robert Fredericks; Carin Sein; Kim Veneroni; Ginger and the Dorigan Irish Clan; RILEY & CEILIDH Thomson; Diane Sweet; Margo Tardif
Ask us about our "Seniors for Seniors" program!
FOSTERS URGENTLY NEEDED!!!!!
When SOS is contacted about a Setter in need of rescue, more often than not, time is of the essence. Shelters have limited space, and owners who are surrendering tend to wait until the last minute.
Because of this, SOS needs to have a list of fosters on stand-by.