My name is ROSE-IL!

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

Facts about ROSE-IL

  • Breed: English Setter
  • Color: White - With Black
  • Age: Young
  • Size: Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
  • Sex: Female
  • ID#: 16-056
Gender: female
Age: 3 ½ years old
Size/Weight: 39 pounds

Good with Children: Rose is extremely shy and when she hears young children talking or playing, she tries to hide, so she’d probably do best in a household without children. Her current family has grandchildren that visit occasionally and Rose is so shy, she won’t come out of her kennel when they come over. For this reason, the family feels it’s best to find her a home without children and where she won’t be so afraid.

Good with Dogs: Yes, friendly with all dogs! Rose isn’t a playful girl, but she was a big comfort to her very shy foster sister. I think Rose would love to have another sweet dog to show her the ropes and be her buddy. It might help bring her out of her shell a little too.

Good with Cats: Yes, I even had to move the senile, senior resident cat from her kennel, as Rose allowed him to join her and eat her food.

House trained: Working on it. Rose was almost 100% house-trained and then she got frightened by some loud noises in the neighborhood. It took a lot of coaxing to get her confidence built up to venture outside again. Rose gives a very fast signal that she needs to go out by running to the door and waiting one second. If I’m not watching, she may occasionally have an accident in the house, but it’s rare. She’s never had an accident in her crate.

Crate trained: Yes, LOVES her crate too much. We have to work on getting her out of it. She sees it as her “safe place”.

Leash trained: Nope, we’ve tried to take Rose on short walks around the house and neighborhood and she’s extremely fearful. She really doesn’t like walks, so we’ve decided not to force the issue with her. She might enjoy taking walks in the future, but for now, we’re letting her get comfortable at her own speed. She’ll probably never be a running-buddy.

Activity Level: Extremely laid back and quiet. It’s easy to forget that Rose is even in the house, she’s that quiet and very little trouble. She’s not sure how to play with other dogs or toys, but that may come someday. Rose would probably do best in a calmer environment and family. The worse thing I can say about Rose is that one night when her kennel wasn’t latched, she got out and chewed up a pile of magazines I had saved to read! Rose is so shy, she keeps to the 3 familiar spots in the house, never venturing any further to check things out. She loves attention and to snuggle on the couch, so she’s come a long way in that respect.

Fence: We have a physical fence and Rose has never even ventured around the perimeter. Rose goes outside to do her business, then immediately runs and gets on her “couch/patio furniture” on the deck to watch the other dogs. Rose is not a digger, barker or climber. She doesn’t seem to like her feet to touch the grass. (Possibly because she was crated the first 3 years of her life.) She has no interest in birds or bunnies or anything outside at all. She’d do fine in a smaller yard as she’s very low energy.

Behavior: In the summer, Rose loved to cuddle and snuggle on the patio furniture on the deck, while sharing a bite of vanilla ice cream. Rose arroos very sweetly every morning while I get everyone’s breakfast ready. It’s the cutest thing you’ve ever heard, she sounds like a Disney character when she does it!

Medical History: UTD, spayed, microchipped, completed heartworm treatment and is now clear and currently on HW preventative. She had some allergies which seemed to get better when the vet gave her an allergy shot. She also had a benign tumor removed. She has the start of cataracts in both eyes. Sometimes she’s reluctant to go out when it’s dark, and this may be why. Her teeth are also ground down which my vet suspects was from chewing on a crate where she was kept for years.

Foster Comments: Rose is the SWEETEST dog you’ll ever meet, despite the horrible life she survived with her previous owners. She was an owner-surrender to a shelter when the family found a mass growing in her chest. She had been used as a money-maker to produce several litters of puppies for years and when she was sick and no longer useful, they dumped her without a second thought. Rose was kept in a small crate and never got to experience life as a fun-loving puppy or beloved family member. She’s only 3 ½ years old, but seems like a deep thinker and a very old soul. When she was heartworm-tested at the shelter, they found that Rose was heartworm positive. Rose has completed her heartworm treatment and had the large, benign tumor removed from her chest. She’s taken it all in stride and been such a good girl throughout the painful process. She’s a very stoic dog. I would love to see Rose go to a quiet family who’ll give her lots of love and affection and share some vanilla ice cream with her. She’s had a rough life and deserves to have a wonderful family to cherish her. Rose needs a place where she’ll blossom. Rose may never be that happy-go-lucky girl due to her traumatic past, but she’s so lovable and deserving of a new life.

Adoption fee: $300.00

Foster Location: Bloomington, Illinois
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.