My name is MAGGIE!

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

Facts about MAGGIE

  • Breed: English Setter
  • Color: White - With Red, Golden, Orange Or Chestnut
  • Age: Senior
  • Size: Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
  • Sex: Female
  • ID#: 16-007
Gender: Female
Age: 8-10yrs, Approx. DOB 1/1/08
Size/Weight: 46 pounds
Color: orange belton
Breed: English Setter

Good with Children: Maggie did well around my 16 month granddaughter
Good with Dogs: Yes. She is good with my three dogs but does not "play" with them.
Good with Cats: Yes. She does not pay the cat any attention. She has paid no interest in the parrot (except for cleaning up spilled bird food from around the cage.)
House trained: Overall, I want to say yes. I have had to keep her inside for extended times while I am at work and she has had accidents inside. When I am home and able to let her in and out there are no issues. There have been occasions during the night that I wasn't quick or awake enough to get her out in time and have had to clean up pee..... (Since she has been with me she has been an inside dog due to: the first week she was inside for acclimation, the following three weeks she was in heat, the next four weeks she was recovering from surgery. She has a few weeks outside but will be spayed April 12 and will have to stay inside again.)
Crate trained: I have not used a crate. Before she came to me, her temporary foster said she was vocal in the crate.
Leash trained:She walks on a leash but does not heel. She does not pull hard.

Activity Level: Maggie is very laid back, usually content to curl up on a dog bed or rug . She is not playful with other dogs but does get very excited and energetic when we come home at the end of the day and at the prospect of food and treats. I have not noticed her playing with any of the toys the other dogs play with.

Fence: Invisible fence, not adviced. She will do her "business" while on a leash. She will wander without a fence but not with the intention of "running away" . I have a 4' fence and she has made no effort to climb it. I have an electric fence at the country house. Unfortunately Maggie got "bitten" by it before I had a chance to introduce her to it properly. Since then she prefers to stay inside unless I take her out on a leash to show her "safe" areas. I don't know how her loss of hearing will enter in to invisible fence training.

Behavior: Maggie does well alone but really enjoys a good ear rub. She is variable on what type of bedding she prefers. Sometimes she sleeps on the cushioned dog beds, but other times she will sleep on the floor next to the bed. She does like a rug pad over the hard floor. She has never made any attempt to climb on the furniture.

Medical History: Maggie came to us extremely under weight with multiple tumors and growths. She has gained 10 pounds and undergone surgery to remove a large benign cyst from her abdominal area, multiple breast cancers and a large cyst from her left rear leg. Excision of the abdominal and leg cyst is considered curative. The biopsy of the mammary tumor, while of a sort that tends towards malignancy, indicated that the tumor had not spread to the local lymph node.
She was HW neg upon surrender to Indiana Animal Control and has been on Sentinel since. Maggie had a seizure a week after her surgery, the emergency vet could find nothing wrong upon examination and I have not seen any signs of other seizures.

Foster Comments: Maggie is a very sweet, lovable old girl. While hard of hearing, once you've gotten her attention she is responsive.
She loves treats but will try to snatch them from your hand instead of waiting patiently. We are working on sitting and waiting (with limited success)
If you go to catch her collar and get neck skin along with it, she will cry out making me think she has been grabbed and thrown by the neck in the past. She is somewhat head shy and I don't know if this is former abuse or a vision issue.

Foster Location: Maggie came to me from Indiana and is now enjoying the warmer weather in Charleston, SC. She has shown no interest in the water.
In most cases volunteer transport is available for your adopted dog to within 2 hours of your home.

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.