Cecil is a 4 year old sweet, shy, high-energy, high prey drive Setter boy. He needs a home with Setter experience; someone who understands a Setter’s energy and need to exercise. He is walked and trained several times a day, and requires an interesting and large yard with secure 6’ fencing (no chain link). He had at least three homes, not counting a breeder, before SWESR rescued him. His SWESR foster family was slow and patient integrating him in the home with the other dogs and that is what an adopter would need to do as well to set him up for success. He needs someone that will be patient and calm with him and give him time to learn to trust. It took him about six weeks to trust in the foster home and now he is a complete love bug.
He is looking for an active family with no children. He is a sweet dog and loves to be petted, touched, and played with. He loves people and is good with strangers, but is afraid of children. Cecil needs to live with another dog that will run and play with him. He gets along well with dogs his size or larger, and ‘hunts’ and plays with them. He is interested in cats but does not chase. If a cat is hiding that will trigger his interest.
Cecil loves being outside, but also likes his sofa and bed privileges in the house—he loves to root into the covers. Furniture privileges are a must for this boy to make him feel comfortable and at home with his family. He is learning how to play with toys and loves balls with squeakers, Nylabones, and Kongs filled with peanut butter. He is treat-motivated, and is easy to train. He loves going for rides in the car. Cecil would be a good candidate for agility, obedience, and possibly field trials.
He is neutered, current on vaccinations, heartworm negative and on heartworm preventative, and microchipped. He is in a foster home in Sierra Vista, AZ. He is house-trained, crate-trained, leash-trained, and knows basic obedience commands. He is not a candidate for an apartment or a home without a fence. He needs an adult only family with a routine and a consistent schedule. He just needs to have someone he can trust to protect him and have his best interests at all times. He’ll give back so much more to you if you’ll just be there for him.