My name is RAYNA!

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

Facts about RAYNA

  • Breed: English Setter
  • Color: White - With Red, Golden, Orange Or Chestnut
  • Age: Young
  • Size: Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
  • Sex: Female
  • ID#: 16-137
* NOTE: Rayna is still very anxious riding in a car. So for now, only potential adopters within 200 miles of Roswell, GA should inquire about Rayna.

Gender: Female
Age: 1 year (DOB 11/23/15)
Size/Weight: 42lbs
Color: Liver Belton
Breed: English Setter

Socialization/training: shy, but warms up quickly. Not much training

Good with Children: yes, we have four boys ranging in age from 8 years to 16 years, and she loves all of them, but is a little wary when my 16 year old wears a hoodie.

Good with Dogs: yes, she is submissive and loves to play with them.

Good with Cats: unknown, but her prey drive does not seem to be high. She is more interested in playing and running around with the dogs.

House trained: yes

Crate trained: yes

Leash trained: no, but we are working on it. She is happiest in known, comfortable environments, so we have not tried to take her for walks yet.

Activity Level: Rayna loves to run around outside with the resident dogs, but is also happy to lie around in the house or in the grass.

Fence REQUIRED: I don’t think she would get out of a four-foot fence, but she does not always come when called and follows our dogs in the house and around the yard. She has not seemed interested in testing the boundaries of our fence, but instead enjoys running with her new found furry friends.

Behavior: Rayna is definitely a cuddler and likes to be with her fellow dogs and people.

Medical History: Rayna is up to date on vaccines, negative for heartworm, spayed, and is micro-chipped. She has a beautiful, soft coat and seems extremely healthy.

Foster Comments: Rayna is an absolute doll and we would keep her in a heartbeat if we could accommodate another resident dog. She has come a long way in the short time we have had her. She is a failed hunting dog because she was never able to pass any noise tests and was labeled gun shy. Her owner was extremely nice to give her to Above & Beyond so that we could help her find the perfect forever home and teach her what it means to be a part of a family instead of a kenneled hunting dog!

When she first came to us, she was not only gun shy, but was extremely easily startled and still does not like any changes. Pulling out all of the Christmas decorations was definitely a bit of a trial for her, especially bringing a tree in the house! She especially does not like the vacuum cleaner and when I left it near a door, she avoided the door for the rest of the day even after I put the vacuum cleaner away. She dislikes sudden noises or movement and retreats to a safe place (her kennel or under the dining room table). Items held in your hand are suspicious and cause for concern or retreat, especially backpacks for some reason.

She looks to our resident dogs to see their reactions to a situation and then seems to accept it for the most part. We have a coyote on the wooded property next door to us and she barks at it when it is running through the woods, but is not especially vocal unless startled. She will whine from happiness in the morning when she is let out of her kennel and sees the other dogs. At first she would not cross thresh-holds in our house, but is now much better especially if all the dogs come in or go out in a group.

She gets excited and will jump up, but does it gently and is so small she doesn’t even knock over my 8 year old. She will table and counter surf a little bit if food is left up on the counter so we normally put her in her kennel or out in the back yard with the other dogs during dinner time so that she won’t be tempted to misbehave.

She loves to run and play with the other dogs and us. She likes tennis balls, treats, Kong, tug and chew toys. She is extremely muscular and athletic. Her original owner/breeder said her “confirmation is excellent”.

She sleeps in her crate in the kitchen at night, but also goes and lies in there during the day if she is tired and wants to curl up for a nap. She will jump up on our bed and hang out if invited and loves to cuddle. She will get up on the furniture if there is someone to cuddle with, but we don’t allow dogs on the sofa in our house (at least not when we are around to see it). She doesn’t mind taking showers at all and loves to be dried off with a towel and then wants to play with it.

We definitely think it will be important for her to go to a home with other dogs that are accepting and like to play. She is wary of men, especially if they are dressed in any sort of hunting or hiking garb and warms up to them slowly. The best thing we have found is for my husband to pay attention to our dogs. Not wanting to miss out, she will approach him so that she gets some petting as well.

She will need patience and love in the transition to her new home as she gets acclimated to a new environment. We have not spent too much time trying to train her because we have been focused on gaining her trust and giving her love. We are working on “come here”, “sit” and “down”. She has been doing great!

We have not given her the run of the house while we are gone. She stays close by me during the day or will lie in the kitchen and wait for me to get done with whatever I am doing in another part of the house. Rayna is an exceptionally sweet and beautiful dog and someone will be lucky to have her as a family member!

*Note: Rayna will be spayed on 12/15/16, therefore she cannot go to her adoptive home until after her spay.

Adoption fee: $300.00

Foster Location: Roswell, GA
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.