My name is Duckie-HOSPICE!

English Setter/Setter (Unknown Type) Mix Dog for adoption in Columbus, Ohio - Duckie-HOSPICE
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Duckie-HOSPICE's Info...

I am housetrained, purebred, up to date with shots, and good with kids.

Duckie-HOSPICE's Story...


Celebrating 10 years of Pointer and Setter Adoptions in the Midwest!

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2011 Pointer, Setter, Puppy and Mutts Rule Fundraising Calendars are in!!
All of the dogs and puppies featured in these calendars would have been euthanized in shelters across the Mid-West had IBR not stepped in to save them. Your support can really make a difference!!

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UPDATE 12-21-10>/b> Another year in foster care--knowing about unconditional love!! Duckie is now heartworm negative, and almost a 12 months survivor of spleen cancer. In November, she also had some of the nasty mammary tumors removed to make her feel more comfortable. She is a blessing to us and we welcome any donations to help with her care.

UPDATE 10-23-09 How about some good news for a change :). After a 7 month battle to fight the heartworm infestation, Lyme disease, Ehrlichia and Rocky Mountain spotted fever--Duckie is finally making some progress! So far the Lyme disease is resolved and the antibodies for he other 2 tick borne illnesses have finally dropped. Duckie is still showing a positive antigen level for heartworm disease-but even at the 6 month mark--considering all the other things she is fighting --that will eventually go negative. We are going to treat her 2 more months and will plan her mastectomy surgery in early 2010.

What a little fighter this dog is. Baby steps...

UPDATE 06-05-09 Duckie was successfully treated for heartworm disease about 6 weeks ago. She has also been on doxycycline (anti-biotic) for the last 3 months since she was also infected with Lyme Disease, Ehrlichia AND Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever. Now that we have 4 issues under control-we are hopeful she will be ready for her mastectomy in July. Any donations towards her care would be most appreciated. She sure is a little fighter!!!

Tammy Duckworth "Duckie" is our latest Setter needing some TLC in a big way. She was found as a stray in Missouri and had a terrible leg injury (most likely from being hit by a car) and it was surgically removed. It was also discovered that she also needs to be treated for heartworm disease. Like the Illinois Veteran she is named after- Duckie will have to be brave and strong to get her ready for her new role- being a spoiled rotten pet.

Please help us reach our fundraising goal so we can help Tammy get through her mastectomy and help many more dogs in our program!

Due to the fact that these dogs have come from shelters or abuse or neglect situations, and unless we have tested these dogs on upland birds and feel they are confident and ready to work as a hunter with families where they will be trained with kindness and patience, we will only adopt to pet homes.

All adoptions include vaccinations, deworming, microchips, spaying or neutering, collar, leash and an information adoption packet. All IBR dogs are crate trained, housebroken, socialized with other dogs and loved on by their human foster parents. Adoption fees are used to cover vetting expenses and special need dogs' vetting care. Our adoption guidelines also require non-smoking homes and safe fenced in yards.

If you are interested in adopting this pet through our rescue organization, please fill out an online adoption application.

8 Ways You Can Save A Life

Shop for custom calendars, mugs and T-shirts at our Café Press fundraising website and choose merchandise featuring Pointers, Setters, Hunting Dogs or Friendly Mutts. All of our calendar stars are rescued dogs that would have been euthanized in shelters across the Mid-West had IBR not stepped in to save them. Your support does make a difference!!

Check out our new Ebay Store with fundraising shirts featuring several birddog breeds like Pointers, Setters, GSP's, Vizslas, and Labradors . All purchases will help off set our high vetting expenses and may also help pay for food for some of our long term senior and special needs foster dogs in rescue. Please click on the Ebay icon for more info.

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Become an IBR foster home and help give a rescued dog or puppy a second chance at a new happy life. The work and dedication of the current IBR foster families can be seen by clicking HERE! You are not just fostering a dog, you are joining a birddog family! If you would like to become a foster home and join our enthusiastic group of birddog lovers, please fill out an online foster home application.

Make a donation or sponsor a homeless dog. Illinois Birddog Rescue has always prided itself in not turning away any sick and injured dogs; animals that most shelters would have euthanized. We have saved many dogs with heartworm, tick borne illnesses, broken legs, missing legs, blind dogs, a new deaf puppy, dogs suffering from Parvo and especially senior dogs that may need expensive health care to help them get ready for adoption. In February of 2006, in one weekend, we brought in 20+ dogs from the Boat Mountain Tragedy, and that depleted our emergency funds. Please help us continue to help those birddogs that have suffered terrible abuse and suffering by making an online donation here:

Your donation will not go unnoticed. In addition to helping save lives, when you donate your name will be added to the Illinois Birddog Rescue Donations and Rescue Sponsor List.

Visit the IBR Home Page and browse our new online store to find out the many ways you can shop for the dog lovers in your life while helping homeless birddogs.

Shop and search the Internet using and - Two great ways to help us raise funds while using the Web. It's free and there is no limit or hidden fees. Give them a try here:

Special Offer: Order the 2009 Entertainment Book through and get $10 off plus free shipping. For every copy purchased, a special donation of $2.40 will be sent to IBR. This is a great way to give back while saving hundreds on shopping and entertainment, whether at home or on vacation. Simply register or log in to and search keywords Entertainment Books. Enter your zip code or select “view all books” for a complete list of editions. Order a copy today!

Up to 26% of every purchase through is donated to Illinois Birddog Rescue. Membership is free and over 700 online stores are registered through the site, including eBay, JCPenney, Land’s End , Drs. Foster & Smith, PETCO and Petsmart. is a fun and easy way to raise money while searching the internet. The donation is $0.01 per qualified search (no limits) and if you are logged in as an member (membership to use iSearch is free and optional) you can keep track of your individual contributions through searching and shopping. $0.01 per search may not seem like much, but with our combined efforts it can add up very quickly and make a difference for our rescued dogs. is powered by Yahoo! search engine. Start searching the web and download the iSearchiGive toolbar to earn every time you search by clicking here:

Shop Helping Udders, a fun place for cool and unique dog stuff not found in stores. Select “Illinois Birddog Rescue, Inc” during the checkout process and 10-50% of every purchase you make will go to support our rescue. Click here to visit the home of the original Udder Tug and to find that unique gift you’ve been looking for:

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Monetary donations can also be mailed directly to IBR, PO BOX 364, Wood Dale, IL 60191.

Illinois Birddog Rescue, Inc is a 501c3 not-for-profit charity licensed by the Illinois Department of Agriculture.

Facts about Duckie-HOSPICE

  • Breed: English Setter/Setter (Unknown Type) Mix
  • Color: Tricolor (Tan/Brown & Black & White)
  • Age: Senior
  • Size: Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
  • Sex: Female
  • ID#: 2009-696MO

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Why Adoption is a Great Option

Duckie-HOSPICE, a Columbus English Setter/Setter (Unknown Type) dog was adopted! Here's how you can benefit by looking at adoption as an option to buying a English Setter/Setter (Unknown Type) for sale in Columbus, or seeking a English Setter/Setter (Unknown Type) dog from a breeder in Columbus.

  1. Rescues and shelter volunteers in Columbus already know the personality and tendencies of their pets. This means they can match you with the right pet. That will makes it much easier transition to owning a pet for yourself and your new pet.
  2. On average adoption fees are much less than you'd pay a Columbus breeder, or pet store. Plus most often rescue pets have already been to the veterinarian for a check-up, had a round of vaccinations, and are spayed or neutered. That is a lot of savings!
  3. You will become a hero, and give a needy dog or cat a loving home. In fact, there are even English Setter/Setter (Unknown Type) breeders who help with English Setter/Setter (Unknown Type) rescue. One puppy or kitten adopted in Columbus paves the way for another one to be saved.