My name is RUGER!

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

Facts about RUGER

  • Breed: English Setter
  • Color: Tricolor (Tan/Brown & Black & White)
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
  • Sex: Male
  • ID#: 16-150
Gender: Male
Age: Approx 3-4 yrs
Size/Weight: ~45 lbs
Color: Tri-color
Breed: English Setter

Socialization/training: Ruger is well socialized – he loves people and is friendly with everyone he meets. He loves attention and being petted. His foster home is working on training. He has learned to sit on command and will actually bring the ball back and drop it for you to continue throwing.

Good with Children: Yes, probably. Ruger does not have any children in his foster home, but the good samaritan who found him tested him with their neighbor's children who are both under the age of 6.

Good with Dogs: Yes, Ruger is good with other dogs. Although his current foster home does not have any other dogs, he has been in a temporary foster home that has other dogs and he did well with them. Some of the other dogs, being seniors, were not used to his energy level and would become grumpy with him from time to time if he became too much for them and he would then leave them alone.

Good with Cats: He had limited exposure with proper introductions in his temporary foster home and he did fine with them. The cats did come into his space but never ran from him so I cannot say whether or not he would initiate a chase of the cats if they ran from him.

House trained: Not completely. His foster home is working with him on this and he is improving every day.

Crate trained: Yes. Ruger is crate trained. He does whine for a brief time but settles in quickly.

Leash trained: Ruger is still a work in progress on leash. His foster home is working with him daily.

Activity Level: High. Ruger loves to play fetch. You can throw the ball for hours and he will keep chasing after it and bring it back for more. He loves to be outside but also enjoys being inside.

Fence: Always preferred, but not required. Like any setter, recall is not totally reliable so I would not allow him off-leash in an unfenced area without more training.

Behavior: Ruger loves his people! He will require continued basic training but he is a pleaser and is catching on quickly with his foster. He loves his food and can be a counter surfer. He is gaining more freedoms in the house everyday as he is showing he can be trusted. He does love his toys and can keep himself entertained. He does have a lot of energy and loves his exercise. Overall he is a lover and does like to give hugs.

Medical History: Even though Ruger was found as a stray and was underweight, medically he is healthy. He is heartworm negative, up to date on vaccines & neutered. He has gained weight is just about where he needs to be.

Foster Comments: Ruger was found by a good samaritan and tried locating his owner, but was unsuccessful. They reached out to the rescue for assistance as they were not able to keep him. While they did have him, they socialized him with cats, dogs, children under the age of 6 and several different adults, including both men and women and he did great with everyone.
Ruger loves to be around his people and spend time outside playing fetch.
In his current foster home he is not needing to be crated for short periods of time while his foster is gone and he has gone a couple of nights outside of the crate. He is doing well and proving he can be trusted. He can be a counter surfer so while this is being worked on, no food is being left out on the counter. He generally doesn't get into anything, but his foster continues to make sure when he is left uncrated that there is nothing he can get into.

Adoption Fee: $300.00

Foster location: Tampa, FL
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.