BEFORE you submit the intake form below:
AFTER we commit to taking your Setter:
Please understand that it takes time to figure out what foster homes in your area are open to your dog. Not all foster homes can deal with puppies, escape artists, or special needs dogs! Same day service is possible, but not likely.
Let other rescues you have contacted know that you have found a place for your Setter to go. That will save them time, energy, and resources, and may even allow for them to take another Setter in need in place of your Setter!
Stick with the plan!! Making arrangements for each and every intake takes a minimum of two hours - many take much longer! In many cases, the volunteers cancel engagements or rearrange their schedules to accommodate your Setter. There is nothing more frustrating to us than to hear that little Bobby can't bear to part with his buddy or that your daughter's boyfriend's stepfather wants the dog - after we have set up five volunteers to help transport, two temporary overnight homes for the trip, a long term foster home suited to deal with your particular dog's issues, and the veterinary appointment!!!!
SOS will advise you of the name of the person who will be making the arrangements on behalf of your Setter. Confirm that this is the person with whom you are speaking. Other rescue folks have been known to falsely claim they are with SOS.
Rest assured that in nearly every case your Setter will be living in a foster home as a member of the family. We do not utilize boarding kennels. We encourage communication between the foster and the owner, so you can keep abreast of your Setter's progress!!
We are Setter Rescue. We believe those that bring a litter into this world are responsible for the puppies for their entire lives, even if the owner bred with the intent of keeping a puppy, but the dog didn't understand she should have a litter of only one puppy.
We are Setter Rescue. We are not here to take your senior dog off your hands just because you can't bear to help your life-long companion to the Bridge. Your dog trusts you to take care of him/her, which includes making the tough decisions based on the advice of your veterinarian. We will hold your hand and comfort you through this tough time, but we will not relieve you of your responsibilities to your Setter.