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:
Irish Boy - CA (Bay Area)
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 recent times, rescue 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.
Rescue 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).
Use this link to shop at Amazon.com and help the SOS dogs!!!
(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...
New arrivals will be added
to the website soon!
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Or from a Puppy Mill, Backyard Breeder, or Pet Store???
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 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; BELLE Meek; Carlton and BOOMER
FRECKLES' Heroes: Jeri Rome; Richard Hood (in memory of ANNIE); Kate and RUEGER Evans; Licks from PADDY, JESSIE, & KAYLA; RUSTY, ROXY, & SEAMUS Balsley; Judy & John Murphy (in memory of ABBEY); Susan Hilleary; RONIN Kmonicek; Laura Heid (in memory of KYLE)
On 9/10/13, the USDA revised its definition of "pet store" to include breeders who sell over the internet. These breeders will now be required to be licensed and inspected by APHIS to ensure the animals they sell to the public receive minimum standards of care as promulgated by the Animal Welfare Act. Click here for link.
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); The Dorigan Irish; Jack Kauffman (in memory of KELLY DOG); Tom Stokes; Woofs from the Willsons; ROSIE Kmonicek
Save Our Setters extends its deepest sympathies to the Hayden and Thomas families upon the loss of preemie 10 day old William Caswell "Case" Hayden. For those wishing to honor SOS volunteers Jaci and Alissa with a non-deductible donation to help with the medical expenses or funeral costs, please send an email to Board@saveoursetters.org
HARRY's Heroes: RONAN and FINN Kmonicek; RUEGER Evans; KILLIAN Kamerick; Lin Maine (in memory of SAMMY and MAGGIE); Hugs and Woofs from the Willsons; Marc and Elizabeth Wessels (in honor of SCARLETT); Allisyn Collins (in honor of CONNERY); Love from Old Man JERRY*; The Dorigan Irish; Love from Terry, SEAMUS, RUSTY, and ROXY; Jessica Rasmussen; Gail Kellner; Peggy Meehan (in memory of SHANNON and MORGAN); SADIE Bayless; Patricia Bradley (in loving memory of Lisa Kidd); Nina Resavage (in memory of SHANNON, MEGGIE, and JESSIE); Donna Olejniczak: BELLE Meek; Michael Tarantino (in memory of JAKE); Dann and Elizabeth McCarte (in memory of FAV, MUZ, and TOBIAS); Robert and Claudia Dayus; Joni Johnston; Stacy Hunt (in memory of BRYAN and OLLIE); Woofs from the Willsons; ROSIE Kmonicek
SPARKLE's Heroes: RONAN Kmonicek; BELLE Meek; RUEGER Evans; FINN Kmonicek; Nikki Brandt; Jason Thiele (in memory of Monica Thiele and with thanks to the Rileys); Woofs from the Willsons
Ask us about our "Seniors for Seniors" program!
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SADIE's Heroes: Carin Sein luvs you, SADIE!; BELLE Meek; RONAN Kmonicek (in memory of my brother FINN); ROSIE Kmonicek; RUEGER Evans; Patricia Crabtree (in memory of Dr. Marc Wessels); Rita Bell (in memory of Dr. Marc Wessels); Mary Farmer (in memory of Dr. Marc Wessels); Stacey Nichols (in memory of Dr. Marc Wessels); Beverly Tucker and the staff of Waggin' Tail Kennel Boarding and Grooming (in memory of Dr. Marc Wessels); Mike and Mary Samuel Reid (in memory of Dr. Marc Wessels); John Moore and Patti Pugh-Moore (in memory of Dr. Marc Wessels); Carin Sein; Charlotte Reback; Terry and Sherri Jarvie (in memory of Marc Wessels); Leslie McBride (in memory of Marc Wessels);Genesis Sunday School Class at Beargrass Christian Church (in memory of Marc Wessels); Thomas and Susan Roust (in memory of Marc Wessels); Woofs from the Willsons; Keith, Vicki, Alexa,and Tanner Black (in loving memory of Reverend Dr. Marc A. Wessels); BELLE Meek; ROSIE Kmonicek; The Kestner Family (in memory of BONNIE): REBA Gilmore; Lillian Robinson (in memory of Dr. Marc Wessels); Richard Davis; Linda Coger (in loving memory of GRACIE)
PRINCE's Heroes: LUCY Fenton; Jeremy Vandermeulen; Jacquelyn Forsht; The Rasey Family; BELLE Meek; RONAN Kmonicek; Annick Sims (in honor of CONNOR); KILLIAN Kamerick; Laura Revell; RUEGER Evans; Tamela Moriarty