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Cupid

Female Adult English Setter (mixed)

If you have any questions about Cupid, please contact Above and Beyond English Setter Rescue at adoption@esrescue.org

Above and Beyond English Setter Rescue

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About Cupid

Adoption Fee: $200

If you are interested in adopting Cupid or want more information, please contact Carol Repic @ repic3217@gmail.com

Socialization/training:  Very well socialized, loves everyone

Crate trained: Yes

Leash trained: Yes

Activity Level: Playful, but loves to cuddle and watch TV.

Fence:  Not required. Cupid isn’t high intensity, so leash walks are fine. 

Behavior: Cupid is a people person, and everyone who meets her falls in love.  She is so easy going, and loves to talk. She currently lives with dogs, cats, and a pot-bellied pig, and plays with all of them.

Medical History:  Cupid is spayed, microchipped, UTD on vaccinations and on HWP.  Cupid’s primary challenge is severe skin allergies.  She requires 3 pills daily of generic Zyrtec allergy pills, and a weekly medicated bath is necessary using Nizoral shampoo to help maintain the comfort of her skin.  Nizoral shampoo has ketoconazole in it and is available OTC at any pharmacy or grocery store.   Cupid’s weakened immune system makes her prone to Demodectic mange, which is non-contagious.  She did not have any mites at her last test.  Her condition is controlled by monthly Credelio.  It can also be controlled with Bravecto.  She is fed only lamb and rice dog food.  She is on Purina Pro Plan, but as long as it is lamb and rice that should be fine. 

Foster Comments:  Cupid was found dumped in the woods, very sick, mostly hairless. We weren’t sure that she would survive, but we wanted to at least make her comfortable.  All her transporters were so worried about her, as she was weak, kept wetting her crate, and had very raspy breathing.  The first night in her foster home, the foster mom barely slept, listening to Cupid breathing, but by morning, she had started to gain a little life.  A trip to the vet helped to resolve some immediate problems, and told us that Cupid wasn’t as sick as we had feared.

Initially, it was thought that Cupid had a severe case of mange, but it turns out that she has skin allergies, and a congenital type of mange that is chronic (Demodectic mange).  The vet told her mom that not many people would take on such a challenge, that most people would leave her to die, but that’s not what we do at A&B. 

Cupid is a joyful, goofy, loving dog who isn’t as pretty on the outside as some dogs, but she has a beautiful spirit.  She loves life, loves people, and delights everyone.  Cupid met so many friends at the vet, and at doggie daycare, that many wanted to adopt her.

Foster Location: Perry, Georgia

Volunteer transport can be arranged in the Continental US within a 1,000-mile distance between adopters & foster home. If interstate transport is provided for your adopted dog, there will be an additional charge of $50.00 for the required Certificate of Veterinary Inspection (“Health Certificate”).  Typically, we are able to transport your adopted dog to within 2 hours of your home. *Dogs can be adopted outside the 1000-mile transport distance; however, adopters must be willing to either fly their adopted dog, drive to a location within the 1000-mile transport range, or make independent transport arrangements for their adopted dog. Transports to far Western states, from Eastern states, may have additional restrictions.

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Name
Cupid
Age
4 years, 4 months
Gender
Female
Size
Medium
Weight
45 lbs
Primary Color
White
Secondary Color
Orange
Shots up to date
YES
Ok with kids
YES
Housetrained
YES
Hypoallergenic
NO
Spayed/Neutered
YES
Ok with dogs
YES
Ok with cats
YES
Country of Origin
USA

Above and Beyond English Setter Rescue

60 Molleystown Rd. Pine Grove PA 17963

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Available - Arlo

English Setter

Socialization/training: Arlo gets along great with other dogs and loves people. He fit effortlessly into my pack of 3 (and a 4th occasio... show more

Socialization/training: Arlo gets along great with other dogs and loves people. He fit effortlessly into my pack of 3 (and a 4th occasional visitor), and although he’s not a high energy dog, he has joined in on some playtime. He is well behaved in the house, he has never touched anything he shouldn’t and would probably do well if I let him free roam (although I crate him when I leave the house). He does try to counter surf when he smells something on the counters or table, so we’re working on that. He is 95% housetrained, but because he can be a marker, he will likely have a few accidents in his new home over the first week (belly bands have worked wonders!), so his new owners will have to be patient with him regarding that. He does not jump on people and is the sweetest dog, he will climb into your lap though and would be happy with getting petted all day.   Crate trained: Arlo uses his crate as a safe space, thus, his adopter will have to have a crate for him upon arrival. He goes into his crate on his own and likes sleeping in there (his crate is in a central location in the home, he likes being in his safe space but still being able to see everything), although he has also recently discovered the joy of the doggie beds around the house. He is crated for the night and when I have to leave the house, although I imagine he would be good with free roam privileges, given how well behaved he has been in the house. Leash trained: I have a large backyard, so we haven’t done much leash walking. However, when I took him for a leash walk, I was surprised to learn that this normally mellow, sweet dog turns into a wild child! So, no, he’s not leash trained. He pulls and is strong, and tries to bolt after every bird and squirrel. If you plan to leash walk him, you would have to be patient and be okay with a lot of yanking and pulling. Activity Level: Arlo is a mellow dog! He is happy with romping around the backyard a few times a day and has the most energy for exploring in the mornings. He sometimes goes out onto the deck to observe the world. He does not have a need to run but likes to sniff around and explore, and from time to time play with one of the resident dogs.   Fence: Not required. Arlo likes to romp around my backyard to explore, but he would also do great with leash walks only (although note the leash section above). His is not a high activity dog, and I would guess that after 35-45 minutes of activity to keep him healthy and moving, he would much prefer to spend the rest of his day in your lap.   Behavior: Arlo has received the nickname “big hunk-o-love” which fits him perfectly. He is a very sweet dog, just loves attention from his people and loves nothing more than cuddling and being able to climb into your lap. Prior to him transporting to me, all of the volunteers who met him were sending me messages about what a sweetheart he is, and indeed, they were completely right! He prefers to be next to me during the day and follows me around the house, although he’s gotten less attached as he’s been getting more comfortable. He has done well with my dogs around when I’ve had to leave the house. He also loves to play with toys, both soft toys and chew toys, and it’s the cutest thing when he tosses them around to play!    Medical History: He is neutered, microchipped, up to date on his vaccinations, and is on monthly heartworm preventative and tick & flea prevention. He will be due for his next leishmaniasis test in March of 2022. He arrived with an ear infection (now resolved) and was very itchy, for which he’s on medication that he is easing off of over the next week with hopes that he won’t need to stay on anything long-term. He has a small lump (only the vet noticed!) on his tail that the vet said was benign and is not a medical concern. As you can see in photos/videos, he is a bow-legged cutie! This is congenital and has resulted in reduced functionality of his ankles (ankles don’t bend as much as they normally would). However, this is not a medical concern and does not require ongoing care. It does not cause him pain or bother him in any way. He can do all of the doggie things he wants to do without issue (he can jump onto/off the couch, counter surf, dig in the yard, run, walk, climb into your lap) but he won’t be the dog that you will run with or go on long hikes with. Arlo originates from Turkey where Leishmaniasis is endemic. He tested negative before coming to the USA, but the parasite can remain dormant in the system for many years, so potential adopters must be willing to commit to annual testing for the next 7 years. Typically, the test needs to be sent to a special lab, but any regular vet can draw the blood and send it to the lab. The cost of the test seems to vary widely by area, but is approximately $150-$250. Foster Comments: Arlo has been one of the easiest fosters I’ve had! He is well behaved, fit seamlessly into my household with 3 other dogs, and is very mellow. He is also probably the quietest dog that I’ve ever had, to my great relief, as my crew loves to out-bark each other and Arlo has thankfully not taken part in that. The only time I’ve heard him bark and whine is when he’s left in his crate for the night and I leave the room. He is a super sweetheart, who just loves attention! I think he would be great as an only dog but would also get along with a resident dog (but will want to hog your attention!). He is an easy dog to have around, so he could also do well with first-time dog owners or with older individuals who would like an easy, mellow dog. I would prefer to send him to a home where he will not be at home alone for long hours, and where he will be allowed to sleep in the same room as his people (he has not been a fan of sleeping in a room away from me). I don't know whether he's good with cats or not, so I prefer to send him to a home without cats to avoid the possibility that it doesn't work out (he does have a prey drive).  Foster Location: Cleveland, OH Volunteer transport can be arranged in the Continental US within a 1,000-mile distance between adopters & foster home. If interstate transport is provided for your adopted dog, there will be an additional charge of $50.00 for the required Certificate of Veterinary Inspection (“Health Certificate”).  Typically, we are able to transport your adopted dog to within 2 hours of your home. *Dogs can be adopted outside the 1000-mile transport distance; however, adopters must be willing to either fly their adopted dog, drive to a location within the 1000-mile transport range, or make independent transport arrangements for their adopted dog. Transports to far Western states, from Eastern states, may have additional restrictions. show less

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Available - Braxton

English Setter

Socialization/training: It took a very long time for Braxton to trust us enough to even come into the house. He had little socialization... show more

Socialization/training: It took a very long time for Braxton to trust us enough to even come into the house. He had little socialization as a pup in Greece. He has come to love our family. He’s hesitant about fast movements and unfamiliar people or things. If he gets scared, he barks or runs out the doggie door. He will need a family that can be very patient with him, and allow him to bond in his own time. We recommend no young children. He’s finally comfortable with our nearly 10 year old granddaughter, who lives with us. Until he is comfortable, he should remain on a leash or in a small fenced yard. (We had trouble because we have nearly 3 acres in an Invisible Fence, so we couldn’t catch him.) He learns a lot from other dogs in the family, and loves to play with other dogs. He would prefer to have another dog to play with and imitate. Crate trained:  Unknown Leash trained: Walks well on leash. Activity Level:  Playful, loves to run and chase squirrels. Inside he likes to rest in dog beds or on the couch. Very timid around anything he doesn’t understand. Fence: Either a hard fence or an Invisible Fence is needed. He’s trained to an Invisible Fence. Behavior: Braxton steals your heart. He loves his “good mornings” and chest rubs. He prefers to get attention when he’s sitting on a couch or dog bed, except he competes with our other dogs for “good morning” scratches and belly rubs. He’s energetic outside. He likes to shred stuffies, shoes and other things. He LOVES to play outside with our other dogs. He is very observant of the things the other dogs do, and has learned a lot from them. He occasionally cuddles, but that’s a thing that he’s still getting used to. (Remember, he had minimal socialization as a young dog, so he’s making up for lost time.) Medical History: Braxton is healthy, neutered, UTD on vaccinations, microchipped, and on HWP. Braxton originates from Greece where Leishmaniasis is endemic. He tested negative before coming to the USA, but the parasite can remain dormant in the system for many years, so potential adopters must be willing to commit to annual testing for the next 7 years. Typically, the test needs to be sent to a special lab, but any regular vet can draw the blood and send it to the lab. The cost of the test seems to vary widely by area, but is approximately $150-$250. Foster Comments:   Braxton is a great dog! We want to make sure he gets placed in the right home. We will not consider applications from families with very young children or from families with no other dogs. We suspect he wouldn’t do well with cats. He must have a family that will give him space and time to adjust. He has proven that he can adjust to living in a home with a family, and likes the comfort of home, especially dog beds, couches, biscuits and regular meals. Foster location: New Haven, Vermont Volunteer transport can be arranged in the Continental US within a 1,000-mile distance between adopters and foster home.  If interstate transport is provided for your adopted dog, there will be an additional charge of $50.00 for the required Certificate of Veterinary Inspection ("Health Certificate").  Typically, we are able to transport your adopted dog to within 2 hours of your home. *Dogs can be adopted outside the 1,000-mile transport distance: however, adopters must be willing to either fly their adopted dog, drive to a location within the 1,000-mile transport range, or make independent transport arrangements for their adopted dog.  Transports to far Western states, from Eastern states may have additiona restrictions. show less

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Available - Falcor

Labrador Retriever

If you are interested in adopting Falcor or want more information about him, please contact Carol Repic @ repic3217@gmail.com. (Our appl... show more

If you are interested in adopting Falcor or want more information about him, please contact Carol Repic @ repic3217@gmail.com. (Our application portal is currently closed, but we are taking applications for Falcor only.) Photos availble at https://petlover.petstablished.com/pets/public/836378?awo=Above+and+Beyond+English+Setter+Rescue&widget=false Socialization/training:  Knows basic commands, we are working on shake & he can catch treats in his mouth, house trained, good with other dogs & people Crate trained:  Yes to eat & for a few hours but doesn’t do well for more than 4 hours needs enrichment (bones & toys) Leash trained: Yes, walks well on leash. Activity Level: Energetic young pup so needs exercise, & continued holistic training, very playful with other dogs & people, likes to run fenced yard & go on 2 daily walks. Enjoys cuddling with his person.   Fence: Five foot or higher physical fence preferred. Behavior: Falcor is a super friendly cuddly sweet pup. He prefers to be by his persons side every minute he can except when he takes a break to play with the other dogs. He likes to run with his foster dog sibling in the yard & then comes in to cuddle on the couch. Medical History:  Falcor is deaf but otherwise he is healthy and up to date on vaccinations and heartworm preventative. He is microchipped and neutered. A DNA test was done & came back with German Shorthair Pointer, Lab, & Boxer. Maybe even a teeny bit of Bernese Mountain Dog. An all around 100% hunk of preciousness. 😊 Foster Comments: Falcor is an outgoing, young, energetic boy that is super affectionate, friendly, smart, & loves everyone he meets.  Rumor is he had a rough start in life when he was locked in a shed for 5 months, so it makes sense that he does not like to be alone too long.  He needs a home where he will not be left alone more than 4 hours each day & preferably with another dog friend to play with since he likes to run & play in the yard.  He was a bit pushy when initially making friends with the other 4 dogs in the house but the older dogs are teaching him doggy manners.  He is a persistent but irresistible pup & will finds a way to make friends with every person & dog he meets.   People say dogs don’t like to be hugged but they obviously haven’t met Falcor. He likes to play ball & tug a war.  He hasn’t chewed anything he’s not supposed to except a dish towel so we worked on no counter surfing and he has lots of bones & chew toys to keep him occupied.  DNA test says he is part German Shorthair Pointer]\Bernese Mountain with some Boxer\Labrador Retriever mixed in.  Falcor has a super soft coat, beautiful yellow\brown eyes, & is possibly albino so a pink nose & skin.  Falcor is deaf so I use hand signals but he is easy to communicate with & not afraid of the vacuum, storms, or loud noises.  He likes to ride in the car & enjoys his trips to town saying hello to everyone he meets.  If you are looking for a fun, friendly, sweet dog that will stick by your side Falcor could be the dog for you. Foster Location: Bandera, TX Volunteer transport can be arranged in the Continental US within a 1,000-mile distance between adopters & foster home. If interstate transport is provided for your adopted dog, there will be an additional charge of $50.00 for the required Certificate of Veterinary Inspection (“Health Certificate”).  Typically, we are able to transport your adopted dog to within 2 hours of your home. *Dogs can be adopted outside the 1000-mile transport distance; however, adopters must be willing to either fly their adopted dog, drive to a location within the 1000-mile transport range, or make independent transport arrangements for their adopted dog. Transports to far Western states, from Eastern states, may have additional restrictions. show less

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Available - Gilligan

English Setter

Socialization/training:  Gilley is such a smart boy! He is a quick study and eager to please. He is also very food motivated. Gilley cam... show more

Socialization/training:  Gilley is such a smart boy! He is a quick study and eager to please. He is also very food motivated. Gilley came to us from a hunter who lived in the mountains of Greece. When the hunter died, the family surrendered him and his four fur siblings to A&B. Because Gilley was a hunter at one time, he may have had some training, but it is unknown for sure. Once he was surrendered to the rescue, he did spend some time at the kennel in Greece before making his way to the US. Stupid COVID!! As a result, he can be shy at first. He warms up quickly though. When he first arrived, he startled to sudden noises that were close in proximity to him. He does not do that anymore. He has become a very confident boy in his domain! In new places expect him to take a bit to warm up.  Crate trained: Gilley is crate trained. He will go in with a treat and not whine or bark. He enjoys sleeping on a dog bed either with another doggy friend or in the same room as his person. He will also sleep in a crate.  Leash trained: He is leash trained and does well on the leash. He does not pull but does like to walk ahead of me. All I have to say is “You want to go?” and he runs to the garage door excited and ready to go for a walk. Activity Level: I would call him a moderate energy level. He is still a young gent and likes to play but he seems fine with several walks per day and backyard play with the resident doggy. Fence: Gilley will need a fenced yard. A physical fence is preferred. He does not potty on the leash so he will need a fenced yard to do his business.    Behavior: Honestly, Gilley is the best of both worlds. He can be independent at times and play with toys. He loves to play with his toys!! Gilley can also be a cuddler. He enjoys cuddling with the resident dog or with foster mom. Medical History: He saw the vet this week and received a clean bill of health!  He is up to date on all shots, heartworm prevention, flea/tick prevention, and micro-chipped. He is also neutered. Gilligan originates from Greece where Leishmaniasis is endemic. He tested negative before coming to the USA, but the parasite can remain dormant in the system for many years, so potential adopters must be willing to commit to annual testing for the next 7 years. Typically, the test needs to be sent to a special lab, but any regular vet can draw the blood and send it to the lab. The cost of the test seems to vary widely by area, but is approximately $150-$250. Foster Comments: Gilley is an amazing boy! And oh so very handsome! His fur is as soft as silk. His markings are absolutely gorgeous. He made a trip to the vet and the groomer. Everyone at both fell in love with him and said he was the best-behaved gentleman they have seen in a while! Gilley has excellent house manners and has not been destructive. He has been through a night of thunderstorms here and had no issues. He did not even make a whimper. He only barks at the resident dog when he wants his friend to play. He is not an excessive barker and does not bark otherwise. I believe he understands me even though I do not speak Greek. If I say no or the equivalent, he immediately stops the undesired behavior. He does take notice and interest in birds. He tends to get sick in the car on a full stomach. I have learned not to feed before car rides and he seems to handle it much better. Gilley will need another resident dog to keep him company or someone who is home most of the time. His entire demeanor changes when he meets/sees another dog. He loves all doggies! Cats are unknown. He does fine with my children who are older (12 and 18), but he definitely prefers me. He is a smaller boy at 35 pounds. But don’t tell him, because he doesn’t feel small!         Foster Location:  Weatherford, TX Volunteer transport can be arranged in the Continental US within a 1,000-mile distance between adopters & foster home. If interstate transport is provided for your adopted dog, there will be an additional charge of $50.00 for the required Certificate of Veterinary Inspection (“Health Certificate”).  Typically, we are able to transport your adopted dog to within 2 hours of your home. *Dogs can be adopted outside the 1000-mile transport distance; however, adopters must be willing to either fly their adopted dog, drive to a location within the 1000-mile transport range, or make independent transport arrangements for their adopted dog. Transports to far Western states, from Eastern states, may have additional restrictions. show less

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Available - Ginger

English Setter

Socialization/training: Ginger is friendly with people and other dogs. She knows her name, sit and is working on come.   Crate trained:... show more

Socialization/training: Ginger is friendly with people and other dogs. She knows her name, sit and is working on come.   Crate trained: Ginger eats and naps in her crate with the door open. The first two weeks she slept in the crate during the night without a peep. Sleeping in the bedroom with the other dogs and humans is now her preference! She was crated when we left the house the first two weeks. She now has the run of the house with the resident dogs. There has never been a problem. Leash trained: She prefers her exercise to be in the yard over leash walking. The few times we took her she was good on the leash even when meeting people. Activity Level: Ginger is definitely laid back and mellow in the house. She enjoys sun bathing on a dog bed in the yard. Ginger will play with the other dogs, in the house or outside, but the other dogs always initiates the play. She loves to chase balls in the yard but does not bring them back so have plenty on hand to throw. Fence: She loves to be outside but without a fence I think she would run.      Behavior: Ginger is a sweet, quiet girl. She loves attention but will not push others out of the way for it. She loves to sit next to people for cuddles. We think we heard her bark twice, hard to tell if it was her over the resident dog’s barking! Medical History: She is spayed, microchipped, and up to date on vaccinations. She is kept on monthly heartworm prevention. She will be due for her next leishmaniasis test in March 2022. Ginger originates from Turkey where Leishmaniasis is endemic. She tested negative before coming to the USA, but the parasite can remain dormant in the system for many years, so potential adopters must be willing to commit to annual testing for the next 7 years. Typically, the test needs to be sent to a special lab, but any regular vet can draw the blood and send it to the lab. The cost of the test seems to vary widely by area, but is approximately $150-$250. Foster Comments: Benefits of Ginger include weight loss, stress prevention, lowering elevated blood pressure….OK, those benefits are associated with the spice ginger BUT I think the same things can be said for the dog Ginger! Walking her can help with weight loss, petting and belly rubbing this sweet girl is a great way for relieving stress and lowering your blood pressure. She is sweet, calm and is looking for her forever home with a good sofa or dog bed to relax on.  Foster Location: Schaumburg, IL Volunteer transport can be arranged in the Continental US within a 1,000-mile distance between adopters & foster home. If interstate transport is provided for your adopted dog, there will be an additional charge of $50.00 for the required Certificate of Veterinary Inspection (“Health Certificate”).  Typically, we are able to transport your adopted dog to within 2 hours of your home. *Dogs can be adopted outside the 1000-mile transport distance; however, adopters must be willing to either fly their adopted dog, drive to a location within the 1000-mile transport range, or make independent transport arrangements for their adopted dog. Transports to far Western states, from Eastern states, may have additional restrictions. show less

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Available - Katie

English Setter

Socialization/training:  Katie loves other dogs and warms up quickly. Crate trained: Yes. Leash trained: 90% Activity Level: Katie is a... show more

Socialization/training:  Katie loves other dogs and warms up quickly. Crate trained: Yes. Leash trained: 90% Activity Level: Katie is a good girl, playful and full of life! Fence: Privacy fence is preferred for Katie. Behavior: Katie is a cuddler and loves to give kisses but also loves to run outside. Medical History:  Katie is up to date on vaccinations, spayed, microchipped, and on monthly heartworm prevention. Overall, she is a healthy girl!  Foster Comments: My sweet girl wanted me to share her story with you.. Hello, My name is Katie!! My foster mom says I have the sweetest soul! Im a little timid at first and just love to eat “breakfast in bed” but when I come out of my shell I’m the most fun loving, patient, gentle puppy soul around! I just love the dogs in this home, they have really shown me the ropes and my hoo-man brothers are pretty great too, even though theyre young and learning too! Do you have a fence in your yard? Because I just LOVE to peruse the fence line looking for birds and squirrels, but if there’s any sudden movements or loud noises, those squirrels just might scare ME!! Were you looking for a cuddle puddle?! Because I just might lay around with you all day or we can take a hike or go for a run or dig in the garden… the sky is the limit and I want to do it with you!! Did you say bubbles?! I just LOVE Bubbles! Come play with me soon!! Foster Location: Schaumburg, IL Volunteer transport can be arranged in the Continental US within a 1,000-mile distance between adopters & foster home. If interstate transport is provided for your adopted dog, there will be an additional charge of $50.00 for the required Certificate of Veterinary Inspection (“Health Certificate”).  Typically, we are able to transport your adopted dog to within 2 hours of your home. *Dogs can be adopted outside the 1000-mile transport distance; however, adopters must be willing to either fly their adopted dog, drive to a location within the 1000-mile transport range, or make independent transport arrangements for their adopted dog. Transports to far Western states, from Eastern states, may have additional restrictions. show less

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Available - Monkey

English Setter

Socialization/training: Monkey is a happy dog who has been very well liked by all the dogs. She plays nicely, waits her turn for treats,... show more

Socialization/training: Monkey is a happy dog who has been very well liked by all the dogs. She plays nicely, waits her turn for treats, is gentle taking treats and likes people. Monkey is housetrained, knows basic commands (sit, wait, stay, down, leave it, off) and is a smart dog. She loves to go for a ride and is an excellent passenger. Crate trained: Monkey is crate trained but has never needed to be crated when we are away as she is not a danger to herself when left. Leash trained: excellent on a leash Activity Level: Moderate and active girl Fence: Physical fence is always preferred but not an absolute necessity. Could be trained on IV. Behavior: Monkey loves a belly rub and is a swiper of bananas! She will snatch a bunch of bananas and take them to the yard to peel and eat. Monkey eats all fruits and raw veggies. Medical History: Up to date on vaccines, on heartworm prevention, spayed. Teeth are excellent, skin and coat are good. She is microchipped. When Monkey came into rescue, she tested positive for Ehrlichia and was treated. No other significant medical history. Foster Comments:  Monkey is a very sweet and playful dog who loves life. She is a playmate to all her foster siblings who enjoy being with her. Monkey sleeps where she chooses. She may snag a loveseat, dog bed, human bed and switch places during the night. Playing with a variety of toys, chasing a ball and chewing a bone are all favorite activities. Grooming is a work in progress. Cleaning her ears and trimming nails tends to be a two person task, one to hold her and distract her while the other does the task. Bathing is not much fun yet for her and she likes to bite at the water from the and held head. Brushing is totally enjoyed.       Foster Location: Conesus, NY Volunteer transport can be arranged in the Continental US within a 1,000-mile distance between adopters & foster home. If interstate transport is provided for your adopted dog, there will be an additional charge of $50.00 for the required Certificate of Veterinary Inspection (“Health Certificate”).  Typically, we are able to transport your adopted dog to within 2 hours of your home. *Dogs can be adopted outside the 1000-mile transport distance; however, adopters must be willing to either fly their adopted dog, drive to a location within the 1000-mile transport range, or make independent transport arrangements for their adopted dog. Transports to far Western states, from Eastern states, may have additional restrictions. show less

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Available - Oreo

English Setter

Socialization/training:  Oreo is an anxious dog but has come a long way since his arrival in foster. He knows his name and will listen i... show more

Socialization/training:  Oreo is an anxious dog but has come a long way since his arrival in foster. He knows his name and will listen in the house if there no distractions. He will sit and give his paw. Oreo was surrendered by his former owner in very rural VA and came to foster in suburban Phila. The increase in visual and audible stimulation was a lot for him and he would bark at everything. He has calmed down immensely but still will have bouts of doggie ADHD and not listen or come if distracted by noise or too many people while outside. He chases cars and bicycles along the fence line and he sees it as his job to guard the homestead by barking an alert about all passerby.  Crate trained: No, he definitely didn’t want to go into the crate when he arrived. It was left out and open to see if he decided to use it and after several months he never did. He prefers dog beds. I kept him separately closed in the laundry room at night for a couple of months and when I was sure there would not be a dust up with the resident dog and cat it was no longer necessary.  Leash trained: Very strong puller but LOVES to walk. Activity Level: Oreo was HW+ when he came into Rescue so his normal activity was minimal. As he has recovered he is getting much more energetic and now he plays “let’s chase and tussle” with the resident dog. He doesn’t need to run laps but enjoys being able to stretch his legs and explore. When he does run he sometimes has a hop in his back legs and the groomer also noted how he moved to sit, as if he was stiff or had a prior injury. Fence: Secure physical fence required. Not a candidate for an invisible fence. A 4ft fence is sufficient as he has shown no desire to jump mine. The surrendering owner noted he was a digger but I have not seen that and my fence can’t be dug under. He has not been a jumper nor a climber, inside or out. Behavior: If I could be a two dog household I’d keep Oreo, he’s that loving and I’ve come to understand his needs and quirks. He had a couple of accidents when he first arrived and when he was on prednisone, but is housebroken and goes to the door to be let out. He reaches for the doorknob and rings the bell. Oreo is a cautious and anxious dog, but nowhere near as anxious as he was when he arrived. He does not jump on furniture but will lie at your feet or somewhere close where he can see and adore you. He will jump up for a hug, or come to you when you are seated, leaning on you for hugs and pets and scratches. He loves to lie on the deck and look at the world, so long as the world isn’t too hectic. The move from rural to semi-urban was sensory overload as he barked at every person or vehicle that went by, every plane that flew over or rapid transit trolley that he could see go by. He is now accustomed to the noise of the area, but one thing he still does is chase cars or kids on bikes that pass by on the other side of our fence, barking aggressively. Until he came to my home he had not experienced inside stairs and it took two months until he overcame his fear and came up the steps from the basement to the kitchen. Then with his confidence in place he happily climbed the uncarpeted stairs from the first floor to the second floor so he could lie close and watch me work. Until the day he slipped on the uncarpeted steps and now he does not attempt them anymore. He doesn’t like large expanses of hard floor as his legs may splay, and he will whimper with his back legs firmly planted on some carpet until he gets up the guts to walk, then he scampers. He still sometimes gets confused about his feet on the steps, he’ll whimper and then take it on. He’s totally fine with a few steps, e.g. six from the yard onto the deck, but a full flight of non-carpeted steps is scary to him. While outside he guards the house from everyone on the outside of the fence, even if he has seen someone many, many times. But once welcomed inside the gate or into the house, you are accepted as OK and belonging, however all persons need to wait for Oreo to approach them, don’t approach him or invade his space; when he is ready he will come to meet you. I credit my resident dog with helping to socialize Oreo. From the time he arrived, she tried to initiate play and he wasn’t having any of it (fear) and she let him be but would try again in a day or two. Eventually he started to play a little bit at a time, and now they play all the time, tug, chase, wrestle, zoomies. Visits to the vet, and most recently to the groomer, bring back Oreo’s anxiety over new things, but once home, leave him alone and he will recover to his self. I anticipate that any move will set him back, so his adoptive home has to be ready to give him the time and the space to feel safe and not force anything Medical History:  UTD on all shots and on HWP. Oreo was HW+ and began treatment. On the second round of shots he had a medical reaction (not allergic) and the vet would not proceed with the 3rd shot. The vet believes that since he has had 2 of the 3 shots and been on HWP, with his original HW diagnosis being lower grade that he should be clear when tested after 6 months. Oreo had a Cytopoint injection for allergies when he was surrendered. His allergies have been controlled by a diet of Purina Pro-Plan Lamb and Rice and by sharing my generic Claritin with him every morning. Foster Comments: Oreo is a sweet boy who wants to love and be loved. Three things are important to me for Oreo’s safety and happiness: a securely fenced yard; a one story or split level home with minimal steps and not large expanses of hard flooring with no area rugs or carpeting; and an environment no more noisy or busy than mine to limit over stimulation and anxiety. It is important to keep his nails trimmed and his paw pads free of fur to ensure he feels safe and doesn’t slip when he walks on hard surfaces.    It took a couple of months for Oreo to decide that the resident dog would be a friend and since he made that decision they have a great time together. Oreo is picky about his dog friends, he absolutely HATES the smaller older dog next door but can’t wait to see the bigger dog two doors away and they bark back and forth to each other happily. As written previously, Oreo guards the home outside.  It doesn’t matter how many times he has seen the neighbors over the past several months, he barks the danger alert about them being outside the fence and will not calm down to allow them to pet him. Foster location: Havertown, PA Volunteer transport can be arranged in the Continental US within a 1,000-mile distance between adopters and foster home.  If interstate transport is provided for your adopted dog, there will be an additional charge of $50.00 for the required Certificate of Veterinary Inspection ("Health Certificate").  Typically, we are able to transport your adopted dog to within 2 hours of your home. *Dogs can be adopted outside the 1,000-mile transport distance: however, adopters must be willing to either fly their adopted dog, drive to a location within the 1,000-mile transport range, or make independent transport arrangements for their adopted dog.  Transports to far Western states, from Eastern states may have additiona restrictions. show less

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Available - River

English Setter

Housebroken: We have a dog door that allows the dogs to go in and out whenever they wish. Bells hang on the back door and we use them to... show more

Housebroken: We have a dog door that allows the dogs to go in and out whenever they wish. Bells hang on the back door and we use them to help train until the dog masters using the dog door. River uses the dog door but will bark to let us know he needs to go out when crated or gated. Gets along with dogs/kids/cats: River likes people BUT is reactive to touch on his back paws and legs. Removing an object he should not have or moving too close to his food dish can trigger an outburst. River should not be in a home with younger children, nor older children -16 and above - who are not very dog savvy. We feel he may do bodily harm to cats or other small animals he may see as prey. Not recommended to go to a home with them. Socialization/training:  River is friendly to all the other dogs, meets new dogs well and likes to hug people. He is not shy, loves to be petted, gives kisses, rides well and enjoys going to pet friendly stores. Body language will change when River is feeling uncomfortable being touched so paying attention is necessary. We are working on River learning to move away as a choice when he feels unsure. River knows basic commands and is gentle taking treats. He does get excited and is a little impatient for the first treat but settles down quickly to wait his turn. The biggest challenge River has is trusting. Once you have built trust with him, he wants to be in your lap and have his belly rubbed, snuggle with you and will give you his front paws. Crate trained: River is crate trained. We do not crate him when we are away as he is fine with the other dogs and is not a danger to himself in the house. Recently we have begun to find couch pillows, a throw blanket or dog bed cover, bones, many dog toys and assorted things out in the yard when we come home after an absence of more than a few hours. As there are currently 9 dogs total at our house, we can’t place the thefts on any particular dog/s. The items are not destroyed, just relocated! River loves toys and will take them one by one to put in a pile. We suspect he lacked possessions in his previous lifetime as he is so joyful to have anything new and carries things with pride! Leash trained: He is good on the leash, walks 3 to 5 miles daily with the pack. If the leash or another dog’s leash becomes tangled on his back feet, River will attack it and his feet. He is still hypersensitive to touch on that part of his body and we work on this. I suspect it is a trigger from a traumatic event in his past or long term pain from his cancer. Barking dogs are ignored on the walk and while interested in farm animals – cattle, dairy cows, horses, alpacas, pigs, goats, fowl, donkeys, sheep – the barn cats will get his focus more often. Activity Level:  River is an active dog who likes to run and play chase in the yard, rolls around on his back and plays with toys. Shaking toys while he slaps himself in the head with the toy is comical. He loves the Kong woobas and similar toys. He walks every day 3 to 5 miles and has access to the yard anytime he wishes to go out. Fence: A physical fence is preferred for River. He is still sensitive to touching in certain areas of his body and for his safety we feel he would do best with a physically fenced yard. Behavior: River is an active and playful dog who came to us without understanding boundaries. He was a large puppy in most of his behaviors and manners. You could see he wanted to be petted and fussed over but did not trust people really. His first week with us was an assessment week. River was insecure about the world and would bark and lunge at his foster dad. It was very obvious neither one trusted the other. River went readily to our son who is with us due to Covid19 and to our friend’s husband who came to pick up their dogs. River would go with the pack daily for the walk and allowed his foster dad to put the leash on him. The other dogs did not trust River either and he tried to engage a few in play but was too intense for them. The first few weeks with us, he learned to trust us and the other dogs slowly began to trust him. River spent much of his time learning boundaries and not to use his mouth on humans. He had not been taught that when young and would try to mouth play with us. We allowed no use of his mouth on us at all so he could quickly learn the rules and where the boundaries were. River is not a demanding dog and is easy going. He enjoys attention and is beginning to allow grooming (ears, nails, brushing, bathing) to be done without any reactivity. Being near people in the evening and trying to be a lap dog is how he likes to be. River will poke you, use his mouth to bring your hand back or use his front paws when he wants you to continue to pet him. River is a talker and uses low growly noises with intonation to talk to you. His “arrr, arr, arr” is quite deep and comical. Medical History:  River is neutered, microchipped, current on all vaccines, heartworm negative and on preventative, Leshimaniasis is negative. He did have an ear infection that required vet intervention that cleared up easily. Cleaning his ears and teeth is done frequently and he tolerates the process well. When at the vet, River was diagnosed with cancer.  He received chemotherapy for 4 weeks, which he tolerated very well, and was pronounced cured. Some of the behavioral quirks River initially demonstrated, we feel was because he did not feel well and was in pain. The oncology veterinarian who cared for River shared that River was an excellent patient and was very happy to be able to report the cancer was cured.  River originates from Turkey where Leishmaniasis is endemic. He tested negative before coming to the USA, but the parasite can remain dormant in the system for many years, so potential adopters must be willing to commit to annual testing for the next 7 years. Typically, the test needs to be sent to a special lab, but any regular vet can draw the blood and send it to the lab. The cost of the test seems to vary widely by area, but is approximately $150-$250. Foster Comments:  River comes when called, is a sweet and funny guy, loves to hug you and is not demanding at all. He is happy,  he responds to simple commands in English, is an excellent passenger, likes going with us and plays nicely with all the others. River does have some quirks and can be reactive when fearful something is going to hurt. I strongly suspect he was not treated well before going to rescue and he had pain with the cancer. This made River reactive when his lower abdomen to tail was touched. The attacking the leash and his own feet when tangled is just weird. He does not bother the dog walking human nor the other dogs, just himself!! He enjoys his ears being cleaned, is tolerating being brushed but is on edge as he is fearful it is going to hurt. Body language changes and you can see the concern in his eyes. River has beautiful deep brown eyes that are very expressive and difficult to photograph well because of is black fur. River readily gives you his front paws when asked, allows me to check his teeth and scale them if needed. Patience in the bath is needed as he is learning a bath is nice and will not hurt. The sprayer makes him nervous at first. Likely he was sprayed with a hose is his past. River is food motivated, eats normally, loves raw carrots, green beans, cucumbers, baked sweet potatoes, pumpkin and winter squash, watermelon, cantaloupe, apples, any berries. Pizza crust is a big favorite!  Currently River eats in a separate room from the others, but with 4’ spacing, he is fine in the same area as the others.  River takes a little coaxing to give up something he has and really wants. He will drop it and is learning the command “Leave It”. Playing tug and fetch are favorite activities and he enjoys toys, bones and flying around the yard! River sleeps in our room and divides his time between our bed and a dog bed. He is usually an easy going, funny dog who is just happy. We supervise closely when our grandkids are at the house.  River likes kids – these are age 3 to 11- but we feel he should not live with children as he is still sensitive to being touched in the hindquarters and kids do not always remember or mean to stop petting before the waist. Foster Location: Conesus, NY Volunteer transport can be arranged in the Continental US within a 1,000-mile distance between adopters & foster home. 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Available - Ruthie

English Setter

If you are interested in adopting Ruthie or want more information about her, please contact Carol Repic at repic3217@gmail.com. (Our app... show more

If you are interested in adopting Ruthie or want more information about her, please contact Carol Repic at repic3217@gmail.com. (Our application portal is currently closed, but we are taking applications for Ruthie only.) Photos availble at https://petlover.petstablished.com/pets/public/809434?awo=Above+and+Beyond+English+Setter+Rescue&widget=false Socialization/training: While still timid in new situations (walks in new areas, new experiences, new people, new yards, etc), Ruthie has come a long way in her foster home. Ruthie  has a strong streak of curiosity and a level of bravery, too! Once she gets used to her new environment her happy puppy side shines through. She is more timid of men than women and it can take her at the least a good month to begin warming up to men in the home. She knows “sit” and is pretty good in the house, aside from the horsehair stuffed old chairs that previous fosters have chewed and that Ruthie has been contributing to the demolition of. She is very fearful at dog parks, so foster mom advises against them for Ruthie. Crate trained: Yes, she was crated initially when no humans were at home. She is still crated over night for her sleep time and if her person is going to be out of the house for a lengthy period.  Leash trained:  Ruthie is actually pretty good on leash, although she will try to back out of her harness when she encounters new people and experiences (kids on bikes, etc). She is double leashed to keep her safe. She now leaps and bounds with excitement and dances around while being walked, but overall she walks relatively well and loves walking with her foster fur siblings and mom. When she does pull, it is a lighter pull vs a sled dog pull. She has also been doing well in walking as the sole dog on longer walks. She really enjoys her outings into her known neighborhood now. She prances along with her head held high as she takes in the scents and sights of her known world.  She is a girl who is happiest with neighborhood walks in her known environment vs hiking in new areas. Activity Level: Moderate. Ruthie is still very much a puppy and has puppy behaviors and energy. She would love to have another younger friendly dog to run around the yard and play with. She does yard zoomies, and loves walks. She chases tennis balls and toys, but does not bring them back. In the house she dances about, sometimes gets under feet, runs about, etc. She also loves to play with toys and chews in the house and really wants her middle aged foster fur siblings to play with her. She does rest and nap and settle down. So, she is moderate in energy and playful once she is comfortable in her environment Fence: A physicial fence is REQUIRED. Because of her timidity, Ruthie needs a securely fenced yard. She is smart and knows where the gates are in her foster home fence. She does not look for escape routes, doesn’t dig, is not prey driven and just needs the fence to keep her safe. She will not potty while on leash or at the dog park, she only potties in her own backyard, so the fence is important for her potty habits. She currently has a yard with a 6 foot privacy fence. Behavior:  Ruthie is timid until she gains confidence in her home environment and people. She has come a long way in her comfort level with her foster home, car rides, yard and neighborhood. She is very loving and affectionate, but isn’t a velcro dog. She is a happy girl and loves learning new things and having things to do. She has learned about chew toys, stuffy toys, playing in the yard and the joy of walks through the neighborhood. She really needs another dog in her forever home to continue to blossom and learn. She is smart and curious about things. She does jump up on her foster mom and can be puppy mouthy at times. We are working on this behavior. House trained: Ruthie is mostly potty trained. She will urinate in the home at times on area rugs, if her foster parents aren’t seeing her signals. She does not mess in her crate. Medical History:  Ruthie is spayed, current on all vaccines and blood tests. She is microchipped and does have rear dewclaws (one is a double dewclaw, too!) that do not bother her. She is on HWP. Ruthie originates from Turkey where Leishmaniasis is endemic. She tested negative before coming to the USA, but the parasite can remain dormant in the system for many years, so potential adopters must be willing to commit to annual testing for the next 7 years. Typically, the test needs to be sent to a special lab, but any regular vet can draw the blood and send it to the lab. The cost of the test seems to vary widely by area, but is approximately $150-$250. She was recently tested in her foster home, so won't need this again until Feb 2022.     Foster Comments: Ruthie is a dear girl and quite striking with her long legged physique and elegant face which she inherited from her full English Setter momma. Daddy was a travelling salesman Eastern European Village Dog. She is a smart girl and really needs a home with at least another fur sibling to play with. She wants to learn and needs to expend her curiosity and energy on a daily basis. She likes to hang out in the kitchen with her foster mom when mom is cooking meals. She is in a home without children and cats. She would probably be ok with older children who understand that she is timid and needs to warm up on her own. She didn’t know what toys were and now brings all of the dog toys out into the hall for her very own collection. She also drags towels and blankets around, She adds them to her toy collection.  She has been tolerant of having her ears cleaned and her dewclaws trimmed. She loves having baths with foster mom standing in the tub with her. She has been doing well in car rides and now sits up to look around and out the windows vs being hunkered down on the back seat.  She has  learned how to get into the back seat of her foster mom's car and has also learned about getting out. She's a smart young lady! Ruthie has a new sidekick at her foster home that she loves playing with and wrestling with. Ruthie is more submissive with other dogs and knows to defer to them when they put her in her place if she gets into their space too much. Ruthie is a sweet, loving and goofy girl once she is acclimated to her home, yard, neighborhood and people. She MUST have a fenced yard (she will NOT potty while on walks) and she does love having a doggy playmate.  She enjoys walks in her neighborhood and loves them now that she knows her neighborhood...she does get spooked now and then by kids on skateboards, those scary garbage cans, etc. Ruthie’s biggest issue is timidity in new experiences, places and people. She will need a home that is patient, kind, and will help her to gain in her confidence. Men in the home will need to know that she will take longer to come around to them vs to the women in the home. When on walks, she needs to be double leashed with one to her harness and one to her martingale collar. Ruthie is looking for a very special forever home. She has come a long way in the time with her foster mom and her known world. She will preferably have a home with another fur sibling or two, a securely fenced yard, with a lifestyle more on the quiet side vs hectic side. A home of her own where she will be a beloved family member. Foster location: Marietta, GA Volunteer transport can be arranged in the Continental US within a 1,000-mile distance between adopters & foster home. If interstate transport is provided for your adopted dog, there will be an additional charge of $50.00 for the required Certificate of Veterinary Inspection (“Health Certificate”).  Typically, we are able to transport your adopted dog to within 2 hours of your home. *Dogs can be adopted outside the 1000-mile transport distance; however, adopters must be willing to either fly their adopted dog, drive to a location within the 1000-mile transport range, or make independent transport arrangements for their adopted dog. Transports to far Western states, from Eastern states, may have additional restrictions. show less

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Available - Yara

English Setter

Socialization/training: Yara knows sit, down, shake/paw, come. We are working on stay and lay currently. She eats her meals in her crate... show more

Socialization/training: Yara knows sit, down, shake/paw, come. We are working on stay and lay currently. She eats her meals in her crate without issue, but otherwise cannot be in the crate. Crate trained: No, she has serious anxiety about crates, and should not be spending time or sleeping in one. Leash trained: Yes, in progress, but knows to sit to put on her harness, walks and runs well with a front clip harness, and walks well UNLESS there is a squirrel. Activity level: Very playful and sweet, enjoys playtime with other dogs, and spending long swaths of time “patrolling” the yard for squirrels, birds, and cats. We go on one 1-2 mile walk, one 1 mile run, and she will spend about 2-3 hours in the yard per day. She also really enjoys the dog park and has learned to go down the slide on the agility course Fence: Required. MUST be a 6 ft fence, privacy is preferred, she has attempted to even climb that. She cannot have an invisible fence, she will break out for squirrels and cats. Behavior: INCREDIBLY sweet. She is a snuggler extraordinaire and gets along great with the resident 12 year old IS-mix. She loves the children she has met, but will try to give hugs (she wraps her little paws around you), so be wary with toddlers/early walkers. She is very smart, aims to please, and will learn behaviors and commands quickly. She has an incredible prey drive, and will climb on the furniture to see the cats, birds, and squirrels. I have a porch where she spends a lot of the day looking out on the yard when she is not actually in it! She has pretty serious storm and separation anxiety, pants and drools excessively, has shortened breath, will try to dig and chew out of the crate, poops, and cry barks. Medical History: Had an ear infection, but is off of antibiotics now. Currently UTD on heartworm and flea/tick prevention. She is spayed, microchipped and up to date on vaccinations. Yara originates from Turkey where Leishmaniasis is endemic. She tested negative before coming to the USA, but the parasite can remain dormant in the system for many years, so potential adopters must be willing to commit to annual testing for the next 7 years. Typically, the test needs to be sent to a special lab, but any regular vet can draw the blood and send it to the lab. The cost of the test seems to vary widely by area, but is approximately $150-$250. Foster Comments: I LOVE this sweet girl and have had to repeatedly talk myself down from keeping her. She is the perfect dog for an active family. She loves to hike, walk, and play, then wind down in the evening with cuddles and love time. She is eager to please and easy to train, especially with positive reinforcement and lots of treats. She will need a family who are home most of the day due to her separation anxiety, though she has been allowed to free roam for short absences (~1 hour) without incident and sleeps out of the crate at night. She would benefit from further training to bond with her new owners and learn specific skills/house rules. Foster Location: Indianapolis, IN Volunteer transport can be arranged in the Continental US within a 1,000-mile distance between adopters & foster home. If interstate transport is provided for your adopted dog, there will be an additional charge of $50.00 for the required Certificate of Veterinary Inspection (“Health Certificate”).  Typically, we are able to transport your adopted dog to within 2 hours of your home. *Dogs can be adopted outside the 1000-mile transport distance; however, adopters must be willing to either fly their adopted dog, drive to a location within the 1000-mile transport range, or make independent transport arrangements for their adopted dog. Transports to far Western states, from Eastern states, may have additional restrictions. show less

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Pending Adoption - Buster/Jack

English Setter

Socialization/training:  Buster has shown strong prey drive towards our cat and would do best in a home without cats. He has done very w... show more

Socialization/training:  Buster has shown strong prey drive towards our cat and would do best in a home without cats. He has done very well with our dog and they have become quick friends. He has been around several dogs and has not shown aggression but does show some anxiety/fear at first. It would probably be best to introduce other dogs slowly. He did show possessiveness with one particular toy and our dog but when toys are taken away, it seems to fix the issue. He has been around groups of people and kids and does very well not jumping up or barking. He is a very sweet boy and will always welcome pets from anyone! He will come to a whistle but does not know other commands yet. He’s a smart boy and a fast learner that could easily be trained. We have done some training with sit, stay, and down which he does well. He will need some car training as he will do anything to be in your lap, but he will ride in a crate. Crate trained: Yes, he sleeps in his crate at night and if we leave. He does not bark and will go into the crate with a treat. His crate is in my office and he will sleep in it during the day while I work (the crate door is open). Leash trained: No, but Buster does okay on walks. He is super excited to go on walks and will pull at first, but calms down once some of the excitement wears off. He is very interested in other dogs on the walks and wants to stop and stare. We went on a couple of runs and he did well.  Activity Level: Buster loves to play hard and loves to nap hard. He loves nothing more than snuggles on the couch with his humans and lots of belly rubs. He loves to run around the backyard, chasing squirrels and playing with our other dog. He will run the fence with our neighbor dogs. We take him on 1-2 small walks a day, most days, but not every day. He has lots of energy at times and loves to be outside. He wants to be near his humans at all times and will follow us around the house. He will thrive in a home that can give him lots of attention and love. Fence: Fence is required. Buster has not tried to jump our 4ft fence but he could. I added a little bit of height to our fence out of caution, but he does not jump on the fence.    Behavior: Buster lives for cuddles. He is learning about personal space and boundaries as some people may not want a 40-pound dog on top of them at all times when sitting on a couch. He’s so sweet and just wants to be loved. He is never more than a room away from us and would do well with a family who is frequently home and able to give him the attention he wants. He has become more independent throughout the weeks, but is still very attached to us and prefers us in his line of vision. He’s an attentive dog and always paying attention to sounds around him. He rarely barks but is acutely aware of every squirrel that steps into our yard and dog that walks by. He’s been a very fast learner and adjusted quickly to our routines and rules. We feel that he will be easy to teach commands with some training Medical History: No known medical concerns. He was recently neutered and is current on all shots and vaccinations. He is also microchipped and on heartworm prevention. Foster Comments: We have fallen in love with Buster. He’s an amazing pup who has joined our family with ease. He can be timid at first but warms up quickly. He loves to make his humans happy and is truly just a really good boy. If one of us leaves the room he will follow that person even if he is trying to nap. He spends his day in my office next to me even though he has full access to the whole house. He has done will with storms/loud noises, but will howl at sirens if a fire truck is nearby. Foster Location: Olathe, Kansas Volunteer transport can be arranged in the Continental US within a 1,000-mile distance between adopters & foster home. If interstate transport is provided for your adopted dog, there will be an additional charge of $50.00 for the required Certificate of Veterinary Inspection (“Health Certificate”).  Typically, we are able to transport your adopted dog to within 2 hours of your home. *Dogs can be adopted outside the 1000-mile transport distance; however, adopters must be willing to either fly their adopted dog, drive to a location within the 1000-mile transport range, or make independent transport arrangements for their adopted dog. Transports to far Western states, from Eastern states, may have additional restrictions. show less