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English Setter Dog for adoption in Pine Grove, Pennsylvania - HUNTER, FL
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Above & Beyond English Setter Rescue

Facts about HUNTER, FL

  • Breed: English Setter
  • Color: White - With Black
  • Age: Young
  • Size: Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
  • Sex: Male
  • ID#: 15-037
**NOTE: Potential adopters must be able to travel to Homosassa, FL to meet Hunter. No exceptions.

Gender: Male
Age: 3 1/2 years, Approx. DOB 11/03/12
Size/Weight: 40lb

Socialization/training: Hunter is extremely shy and easily frightened at the slightest sound or experience, we have had Hunter for a year now and he is beginning to show some trust when he is outside, within the fenced yard with the other dogs. When he first goes outside he will immediately start running and pacing the fence line, he is just starting to come to us when outside but will run off at the slightest sound or movement. Inside he is very comfortable in our dog area which has old couches and dog beds. When inside he will come up and snuggle, it is stressed that he is not this way outside.

Good with Children: Probably not. Has only seen the grandkids but stays away

Good with Dogs: Yes. We have never seen him engage with any of our other dogs

Good with Cats: unknown

House trained: Yes. He is on a schedule with other dogs but he does well. Hunter piddles when he becomes fearful over a noise or unusual situation. The slightest little change in something such furniture being different will make him turn around and run back inside the dog area while piddling on the way.

Crate trained: Very fearful of crate as he was confined for his whole life until he came to us.

Leash trained: Does well on leash and check cord as long has you have a firm grip. He will bolt at basically nothing and not respond to any calls.

Activity Level: Low because of his fear of exploring.

Fence REQUIRED: Hunter will definitely need a fence. He will run out if given the opportunity, he is always watching.

Behavior: Extremely shy and withdrawn, but will snuggle when he trusts you. He will now sometimes make a low howling noise to greet us, we've not heard him bark. Fearful of thunder or any loud noise!

Medical History: Up to date on vaccines

Foster Comments: Hunter will need someone who is extremely willing and ABLE to take the time and effort. Each step is a baby step and thinking outside the box to SLOWLY move him forward.

Potential adopters will have to agree to come to Homosassa, FL and see Hunter in the environment he is comfortable with. A retired person or couple would be the best for Hunter. We did this with a Brittany we fostered who was not a bad as Hunter and the process worked. Many will think or say they are capable of dealing with this type of dog, but are thinking in theory not reality. We will have to talk with any potential adopters to discuss his personality in detail. if you really want to adopt him.

We have four setters, a Britt and a Springer Spaniel (along with five other dogs), our five bird dog types are very well trained and are all able to be taken off leash to run and be dogs so we understand the how's to make this happen. All were totally untrained when we adopted them.

Many will say that Hunter will just have to be a leash dog... not with the right forever home. Hunter is a great dog who just really needs a lot of love understanding and extreme patience! Because of Hunter's extreme fearfulness I have not been able to do any obedience type training. Normally I have can have a dog sitting, staying and coming off leash within a few weeks, Hunter is just to fearful to work on this type training.

Hunter eats well and enjoys his Diamond Naturals which is a grain free food, we boil chicken and put the broth and chicken meat over the food for all the dogs. He does not chew on dog bones which are plentiful.

Foster Location: Homosassa, Florida

Above and Beyond English Setter Rescue is not a shelter, but a group of volunteers who are committed to finding excellent homes for the dogs in our program. All of our dogs are living in foster homes in states across the country. Often times a dog is not geographically close to where an adopter lives. When possible, transport assistance is provided at no cost to the adopter. Our transports are coordinated by the Above and Beyond ES Rescue Transport volunteers and driven by volunteers. For more information and to complete an application, please visit the Above and Beyond English Setter Rescue website,

About Above & Beyond English Setter Rescue

About Our Rescue Group...

Mission Statement

Above and Beyond English Setter Rescue's goal is rescuing English Setters in need of new homes. While in our care the dogs will be vetted, spayed or neutered, and evaluated in foster homes, where they can learn love and
stability and we can determine which type of home would work best for each dog. Once adopted Above and Beyond volunteers will be available for the dogs and adopters for each dogs life, with advice and support. Our mission is
to put English Setters welfare first and foremost. We are a non-profit, charitable 501(c)(3) organization. 100% of your donation goes to help English Setters in need and is tax deductible.

Each home will be carefully screened to determine whether an English Setter is the correct choice. Home visits will be done as well as reference checks, no dog will be placed before it's time. Every dog rescued by Above and Beyond English Setter rescue will remain in our care until the correct match is found for that dog. English Setters in Above and Beyond's care will never be warehoused. Each dog will live in a home situation (no kennels or living outdoors) as either the ONLY foster dog or one of 2 foster dogs, so a true evaluation of each dog can occur before adoption.

We also will assist shelters housing English Setters by courtesy posting the dogs they have available and if the shelter agrees we will speak to potential adopters about the breed and help with screening.

For more information on our mission, or for assistance, please contact Michael Myers or anyone listed on our Contacts page.

Our Adoption Process...

When an application is submitted, you will receive a phone call and an initial interview. The next step is to check your references. Then a home visit will be scheduled, if you are approved through each of the prior steps. Every dog in A and B's program is available until an approved adopter speaks for that dog. No one can speak for any dog until they are approved and we do NOT hold dogs for anyone. We have had people who were disappointed that they did not get the dog they initially applied for, but the ones who hung in there with us would not change a thing now that they have their A & B Dog.

Please Note:
1:You must be at least 21 years old to apply to adopt an A&B Setter.
2: Incomplete applications will not be accepted.
3: Proof of heartworm preventative and testing is required (via vet records or receipts) for current dogs and recently passed dogs.
4: Signature is implied and assumed on e-mail & online Adoption Applications.

Above & Beyond English Setter Rescue's adoption fee is $300.00 for dogs one year and older, $395.00 for puppies and dogs under one year. We have made every attempt at keeping our adoption fee the lowest we could despite the rising costs associated with spaying and neutering, immunizations and other related routine care. In some instances our adoption fee’s never comes close to the care associated before an adoption of one of our dogs takes place. We do feel however that our adoption fee is still less then if the adopter had to pay these expenses out of their pocket. Also remember we include the first year of complete pet recovery protection for your dog with your adoption fee through Pet Shepherd.

Above and Beyond does have dogs in various areas of the country. Do not be discouraged if you are not in our core areas of PA, NJ, MD, DE, NY.See the link below for more information. Seniors and Special Needs dogs are usually less.