About Us

Mission

SWESR is dedicated to rescuing English Setters throughout the Southwest United States. We rehabilitate English Setters by providing full medical care and behavior assessments in a foster home in order to prepare them for adoption. To ensure all SWESR dogs are placed in loving, permanent homes, we screen and qualify adopters and provide ongoing guidance for the life of each dog. SWESR promotes animal welfare through community education and outreach and values positive teamwork within our organization as well as partnerships across rescues.

About Us

Established in 2012, Southwest English Setter Rescue (SWESR) is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit charitable organization and is incorporated in the state of Texas.

Our founding members and volunteers have decades of experience in animal rescue and specifically English Setter rescue. We share a love for English Setters and an in-depth understanding of this wonderful breed. Click here to meet our team. 

SWESR dogs are rescued from shelters in the Southwest USA which includes Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico, Colorado, Utah, Nevada, Arizona and California. We also work with individuals in the Southwest USA who wish to rehome their Setters.

All SWESR dogs live in foster homes where their energy level, temperament, training and other skills can be assessed prior to adoption. All our dogs receive a complete vet exam, are spayed or neutered, brought up-to-date on vaccinations, tested and treated (if needed) for heartworms and other parasites, given heartworm prevention, and micro-chipped.

We welcome prospective adopters in the contiguous USA. Because our goal is to make the best possible placement for each dog, we work closely with prospective adopters to ensure a successful match. Click here for our adoption requirements. Because we require home visits before adoption, applicants in remote areas and/or outside of the Southwest USA may need to be patient while we locate a volunteer to assist us.

We encourage adopters to drive to pick up their adopted Setter from their foster home whenever this is possible. If an adopter is unable to drive to the foster location to pick up the dog being adopted, transports within the Southwest USA may be arranged on a case-by-case basis on some routes through our network of volunteer drivers.

SWESR is wholly dependent on our adoption fees and private donations to meet our expenses. All donations go directly to the care of our rescue dogs. We need volunteers to support our efforts, especially foster homes, in Texas, Oklahoma, Colorado, New Mexico, Arizona, Utah, Nevada and California. Please consider making a donation or volunteering for SWESR. Click here for ways you can help.

SWESR adopts to homes throughout the USA and Canada. Because we require pre-adoption screening (i.e. home visit), adopters outside of the Southwestern USA may need to be patient while we locate a volunteer to assist us with the home visit step of our application process.

If an adopter is unable to drive to the foster location to pick up the dog being adopted, transports within the Southwest USA may be arranged at no cost through our network of volunteer drivers. Our volunteer network in many areas of TX and OK is strong, and we have limited transport routes established for CO, NM, UT, CA. Patience may be required while volunteer transport drivers are found to help transport an adopted dog to a new Southwest destination.

Adopters may choose to transport a dog via commercial airlines as Air Cargo or paid ground transport services at their own expense. We will assist making those arrangements.

Southwest English Setter Rescue, Inc.
29560 Red Bud Hill
Boerne, Texas 78015