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My name is DIXIE!

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

Facts about DIXIE

  • Breed: English Setter Mix
  • Color: Red/Golden/Orange/Chestnut
  • Age: Senior
  • Size: Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
  • Sex: Female
  • ID#: 16-130-2
Gender: Female
Age: 10 years old
Weight: 44 lbs.
Color: white with one brown eye, brown ears and the tip of her tail.
Breed: English setter with a possible mix of beagle.

Socialization/Training: She gets along great with everyone, even a house full of people with young children.

Good with children: Yes, she doesn’t play with children, but will lay on the floor and let them pet her.

Good with dogs: Foster home has no other dogs, but Dixie was brought up with 3 dogs in her previous residence.

Good with cats: unknown

Housetrained: Yes. Goes to the door when she wants out or goes to the doggy door and comes in the doggy door.

Crate trained: She is fearful of a crate. I have not put her in it since she came. She is fine in the house on her own.

Leash trained: She is walks better on a leash than in a harness. She is apprehensive about walking on the street.
She needs more work walking on a leash but will slow down when asked.

Activity Level: Being a senior girl, she is still quite active. She loves to run and hunt in the backyard. Howls when she thinks she has found something of interest.

Fence REQUIRED: Since she is fearful still of leash walks, a fence is required for her to get enough activity. She will spend hours outside hunting in the fenced back yard. She will wander off if not in a fenced in area. She does not jump or try to get out of the fenced in back yard.

Behavior: She is hesitant to get in cars to go for a ride but content once she is in the car.

Medical History: Dixie is spayed, up to date on vaccines, microchipped. Teeth cleaned in Oct 2016. At that time had 4 mammary gland tumors removed. Tumors were malignant. Therefore should be checked regularly because they could redevelop. She is free of heartworms and other parasites.
She has two areas on her spine that are weak and hips show signs of future dysplasia. The vet recommends her weight should stay around 45 lbs.

Foster Comments: She wants most to please. She looks constantly to you for approval. When indoors she wants to be right beside you by laying at your feet. She comes when she is called.
She needs correcting not to put her front paws on the kitchen counter and attempt to graze.
She is a very sweet dog. She is most compliant, never complains about being treated at the vet’s office. She loves being with the family. She does not want to be left outside when she is through hunting. She is a light eater and prefers wet dog food with a cup of dry dog food and usually eats twice a day.

Adoption fee: $100.00

Foster location: Gulf Breeze, Florida.
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, http://www.esrescue.org/Application.html

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.