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My name is MACK!

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

Facts about MACK

  • Breed: English Setter
  • Color: White - With Tan, Yellow Or Fawn
  • Age: Young
  • Size: Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
  • Sex: Male
  • ID#: 16-125
Gender: Male
Age: estimated age 1-2 year
Size/Weight: 60 lbs.
Color: Lemon Belton
Breed: English Setter

General Foster Comments: Meet Big Mack! He’s a beautiful, young setter who was found as a malnourished stray in Kentucky. A good-hearted soul took him to the humane society and they got him into A&B to make sure he got a great forever home. Mack is pure love; he is a sweet, sweet dog who wants to be near his people.

Socialization/training: It appears he has had zero training. We’re starting from scratch with “sit.” This is an area where Mack’s new family will need to be prepared to work with him.

Good with Children: Yes. He’s a big fellow and wants to climb in laps, so might not be the best dog with toddlers. He has occasionally jumped up on foster family kids in a playful way, but since most small kids don’t thinking getting knocked on their can is fun, he’s being taught to stay down.

Good with Dogs: Yes. He’s very friendly with other dogs in the house and neighborhood dogs as well. We’ve observed one unusual situation: during the evening bedtime routine with kids, Mack twice started a tussle with a resident dog when the other dog was on a kid’s bed. He seemed to be guarding the bed (or the kid?) even when he was on the floor. This has been an anomaly with his personality; he’s been playful and submissive with the other dogs at all other times.

Good with Cats: Yes, depending on who you ask—and I wouldn’t recommend asking the cat. At first introduction to foster cats, Mack rightly jumped back about two feet. Two weeks later, his fear has turned to intrigue. Of the two in-house cats, one could care less about him and vice versa. But the scaredy cat runs away and Mack likes that game and follows along. He doesn’t appear to be preying, but at six times the size of the cat, it’s a confusing time for kitty.

House-trained: Yes! Surprisingly, Mack has not had any accidents since coming to his foster home despite appearing unfamiliar with house-life and having stools that would be categorized as “water hose.” He goes to a person and does a funny sound (like he’s trying to talk) and/or goes to the door when he has to go out.

Crate-trained: Yes. The longer he’s been with his foster family, the less he likes the crate. It takes some effort and inertia to get him in there! He sleeps on the floor in the master bedroom at night and is fine. For time alone, he’s been confined to a mud room and seems to do well, though he whines when he’s in there.

Leash-trained: Yes. He pulls a bit and he’s a strong guy, but not unmanageably so. He’s a pretty good walker overall.

Activity Level: Moderate. He’s young and playful and will need to be exercised, but he’s not a hyper dog. For his age and breed, Mack is actually quite calm.

Fence REQUIRED: Mack will need to be trained on an electric fence or have a secure 6’ privacy fence with the expectation that he will not be left alone outside. This is a big deal; part of his separation anxiety seems to be wanting to get to his people no matter what. During a five-minute errand on a beautiful fall day, Mack was put on a second story deck instead of being crated or confined. When foster mom got home, Mack had gotten out and the gate was still shut! When his people were working in the yard and had him on the deck with the other dogs, he was trying to jump over the side—a long drop!

Behavior: Everything seems new to Mack! He looked at us like we were crazy when standing at the top of the stairs for the first time. He’s volunteered for pre-washer on dishwasher duty and seemed pleasantly shocked that there was food on the counter. Poor guy wolfs down his food; he has clearly experienced hunger as a stray. This is a very, very sweet dog. Loves people and the affection they give him. Wants to be close all the time.

He is very skittish at any loud noise, so seeing him as a hunting dog is a longshot. We have also ruled out a career as a rocket scientist. But, if you want a loving companion dog for individual or family, he’s a great candidate.

Medical History: Mack has been fully vetted and recently neutered. Heartworm negative. He came to his foster family with a terrible case of diarrhea, but was parasite free. A round of antibiotics and some bland food has improved it immensely. He may be a dog with a sensitive stress stomach; those pups often have a change of stools with a change of venue, so be prepared for that. Mack had a terrible case of fleas when he was taken in as a stray. The hair on his lower half was almost completely gone. He’s flea-free so his pretty coat and feathering is coming back in nicely.

Foster Location: Madison, WI
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.