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Illinois Birddog Rescue
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English Setter
Tricolor (Tan/Brown & Black & White)
6 years 11 months old, Adult
(When grown) Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
(Current) 55 lbs
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Small blue checkmark Good with dogs
Small blue checkmark Purebred
Small blue checkmark Shots current
Small blue checkmark Spayed / Neutered
Small blue checkmark Housetrained

My story

UPDATE: Grimm has just passed the 11 month mark for his heartworm slow kill treatment. He looks so good!! His hair is thick and full and he is a super happy boy. All he wants is to feel safe and loved. He is currently in a foster home with an invisible fence but ideally we would like to place him in a foster that has a traditional fence and as he has some personality quirks from the terrible place we pulled him from, we need someone familiar with English Setters as he needs more personal care than his current foster can provide. If you can help, please call Lisa at 630-694-1359.

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Grimm is a very handsome Liver/ Tricolor and white Field bred English Setter. He is an owner surrender and lived most of his life in an outdoor pen were he was trained to pee and poop through wires that he was also force to walk on. His neglect includes heartworm and Lyme disease and he had a 103 temperature upon arrival to our vet.

Grimm has started heartworm slow kill and is feeling better and we hope his sweet personality comes to the surface the longer he is treated. I was told the dogs are 6 years old but we will never know for sure. He is underweight and weighed 49lbs but should be closer to 55. We need to treat him at least a month before he can be neutered. He will need work on cage and house training.

We are looking for a Foster to Adopt home in the Chicago area so we can monitor his care. candidates also need to have a traditional safe fenced in yard as the last thing Grimm needs is any more stress. He is starved for attention and we are hopeful he will have a long happy life.

If you would like to help, please click HERE to submit a foster to adopt home application.

If you interested in adoption, please click HERE to submit an adoption application. You can also call Lisa@ 630-694-1359


Illinois Birddog Rescue

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PO Box 364, Wood Dale, IL 60191

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Illinois Birddog Rescue, Inc. requires all of our dogs to be placed first and foremost as pets. We will place dogs into hunting homes, but they must live indoors as part of the family. We also require fenced in yards for all of our purebred dogs so that they may self-exercise safely.

All of our foster homes give the rescue dogs lots of TLC. While in foster care our dogs will be:

socialized with other dogs, people, and children
cat tested if possible
crate trained and housebroken
evaluated for hunting potential by scent pointing planted game birds
We take great pride in making sure all of our rescue dogs are healthy before being adopted. All of our rescues will have been:
spayed or neutered
tested for heartworm and treated if necessary
protected from parvo/distemper and vaccinated for rabies
We ask for a $425 non-negotiable adoption fee for our dogs, puppies that have not been spayed or neutered are $475 with a $100 spay/neuter refundable deposit.
When adopting one of our rescues, we want to make sure both you and the dog will be a good match. Here's how our procedure works:

Complete and submit the online adoption application
Your application will be reviewed by all board members and the foster care provider.
You will receive a call for a phone interview
If approved, we will then arrange for you to speak at length with the foster care provider and meet the dog you are interested in.
A home check will be done to assure the safety of the rescue dog in its new home environment. Because of the intense hunting instincts these dogs posess, we require their forever homes to have safe fenced in yards.
Because we want to make sure our dogs live long healthy, happy lives, we will only place our dogs into non-smoking homes.
At the time of adoption, the fee will be collected and an adoption contract signed.
In the weeks following the adoption a member of our group will contact you and do a follow-up obedience or dietary home visit, if needed. We want to make sure you and your new family member are completely happy and healthy!

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Who We Are...


Our Mission Statement
It is our mission to provide a temporary safe haven and rehabilitation for field bred English Pointers and English Setters found homeless in shelters. In an effort to find the dogs homes, we also hope to educate the public on dog health and training. We also work to dispel such myths as “a neutered dog won’t hunt” and “you ruin a hunting dog by letting him live in the house.”

About IBR
Illinois Birddog Rescue, Inc. is a 501c3 not-for-profit organization dedicated to saving, transporting, vetting, fostering, and adopting homeless American Field-bred English Pointers and English Setters - a group of canines commonly known as BIRDDOGS. We are funded solely from adoption fees and donations. Since our slow beginning in October of 2001, we have placed over 500 dogs and puppies.
Most of our rescue dogs are in foster care in the Chicagoland area with a wonderful group of volunteers who dedicate their free time and energy to help the dogs get ready for their forever homes. While in foster care, the rescues live in a home and are socialized with other dogs, people, children, and cat tested if possible. To assure that they will make good house pets, our rescues are also taught basic manners, are housebroken and crate trained. Unfortunately many of the rescues that come in have been abused or are in poor health. We take care of any medical issues and give these dogs lots of TLC.

On occasion we test the dogs hunting instinct using planted pigeons or quail to see if they have any scent pointing ability. Seeing one of our birddogs pointing a bird by scent alone is a beautiful thing. We have successfully adopted out our dogs to hunters as long as they are spoiled rotten house pets first.

While our organization focuses on pointers and setters, we also work in conjunction with other birddog groups across the country who save Brittanys, German Short-haired Pointers, and Setters by helping them transport their homeless hunters to safety.