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Our Featured DeKalb, IL Partner:

Gordon Highlander Rescue Program

Dog adoption saves lives. Adopt a dog and you'll have a friend for life! Contact us, or contact another local humane society, animal shelter or SPCA.

Pets at Our Rescue Group:

Cities, Towns, and/or Counties We Serve:

We accept Gordon Setters from Illinois, southern Wisconsin, eastern Iowa and western Indiana. We will refer families relinquishing Gordons from outside of our rescue area to their local Gordon Setter Club of America rescue committee.

About Our Rescue Group:

We are the Illinois/southern Wisconsin rescue committee for the Gordon Setter Club of America. Dogs come into our Rescue Program in a variety of ways. Some of them were picked up as strays by animal control facilities and others have been released to us by previous owners who could no longer keep them. While in foster care, we provide these dogs with basic obedience training.

Occasionally we have other breeds of dogs available for adoption if they enter our foster care program with a Gordon Setter from the same home.

Rescue Gordon Setters are not sold or given away. We ask that all adopting families make a donation for the Rescue care of the dog they adopted. Our dogs are fostered in the homes of people knowledgeable about the Gordon Setter breed so that we can have the best possible understanding of their personalities. Medical and maintenance bills for most dogs in our care are approximately $300, so by providing that donation, you allow us to continue to care for other rescued Gordons. To the best of our abilities, we will provide a complete health record of the dog you adopt. Dogs are spayed or neutered before adoption, up to date on vaccinations and microchipped.

Come Meet our Pets:

Email or call us to arrange to meet our foster dogs.

Our Adoption Process:

Adoption of a Gordon Setter through our program is by written application. We ask all potential adopting families to fill out this form as completely as possible. Contact us by email or phone to receive an application. Each application is reviewed by the Rescue Committee to establish the best possible match between dog and family. When we receive your application, we will call your references and make arrangements for a Gordon Setter Club of America member in your area to make personal contact with you about adopting a Rescue dog.

Our Adopted Pets:

We have helped lots of pets connect with loving and caring owners. Check out our adopted pets list!

Why should you adopt?

Dog adoption and cat adoption saves lives. Adopt a dog or adopt a cat and you'll have a friend for life! What is the difference between adopting a dog or puppy versus getting dogs for sale or puppies for sale from a dog breeder? When someone is breeding puppies, they are creating new dogs who need homes. Some people are interested in a very specific breed of dog or puppy and they think the only way to find that specific breed is to buy a dog for sale from a puppy breeder. Yet animal shelters are filled with dogs who must find homes. So rather than buying a dog or puppy for sale from a dog breeder, we encourage people to adopt a dog or adopt a puppy at their local animal shelter, SPCA, humane society or pet rescue group.