If you are considering adopting an English Setter rescue dog, click here to see all dogs currently  available and consider submitting an application. 

Here are some of our most recent rescues:


Tex is 6.5 years young, housetrained and good on leash. He’s friendly with other dogs he meets on walks, he’s been an only dog for 5 years and prior to that he lived with lots of dogs before rescue. He has not lived with children and will do best in a calm, quiet home. He appears to be good with cats that don’t run/hide. His adopter is terminally ill so Tex is now with SWESR volunteers in CO.

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This stunning 6 year old boy was surrendered to SWESR because his family wasn’t able to give him what an active field ES needs daily, lots of exercise. He is in a foster home in San Antonio, TX.

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Libby is almost 3 years young and a beautiful girl. She would do best as an only dog. She needs a secure 6′ fenced yard. She has a high prey drive so no cats. Libby is very affectionate and adores her people. She is in a home near Denver, CO.

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English Setter News

Southwest English Setter Rescue

9 hours 55 minutes ago

It’s the first day of summer - what plans do you and your pups have? #summer #dogs #adoptdontshop See More

Southwest English Setter Rescue updated their cover photo.

11 hours 53 minutes ago

Southwest English Setter Rescue

2 days 9 hours ago

With much of the country experiencing very hot weather, remember to protect your dogs. #hotweather #walkingdogs #rescuedogs #adoptdontshop See More

Southwest English Setter Rescue

4 days 9 hours ago

Happy Father’s Day to all the dads whose kids have 4 paws! Click picture - volume up #adoptdontshop #dogs #rescuedogs #dogsofinstagram #fathersday See More

Southwest English Setter Rescue

6 days 11 hours ago

***UPDATE - a CO couple that has been with the SWESR family for many years drove to NM with their senior ES girl to meet Tex and his Dad yesterday. What is most important to Tex's Dad is for Tex to get on with his life and he asked them See More

Southwest English Setter Rescue

1 week 9 hours ago

**UPDATE - This big boy has found a foster-to-adopt home. We have multiple apps and inquiries about him, my apologies for not letting others interested in him know before his transport request was posted above. Please understand that we have to do what is best for the dogs and getting See More

About Us

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

Our founding members all have many years of experience in English Setter and other animal rescue groups. All of our volunteers share a love for English Setters and an in-depth understanding of this wonderful breed.