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:


Leonidas is the cutest and sweetest 8 month old “bearded” English Setter youngster that we’ve ever seen. If you are looking for a more mellow, low prey drive youngster, he might be just the boy for you.

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Athena is a youngish girl who is good with dogs and most cats. She is a velcro girl who loves people. She is in a foster home in S/Central TX.

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Harvey is a 2 year old youngster who is happy and ready for a home to call his own. He rides well in the car, is good with other dogs and loves people. He’s in a foster home in San Antonio, TX.

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English Setter News

Southwest English Setter Rescue

23 hours 17 minutes ago

Tracee says “It’s Heartworm Pill Day!” Please don’t forget to protect your dog. #heartwormssuck #rescuedogs #dogsofinstagram #dogsoftwitter #dogs #heartworm See More

Southwest English Setter Rescue

3 days 14 hours ago

Leonidas, named this because his cute beard makes him look a bit like a lion, is only 9 months old and he’s already been through so much in his short life. He is in a foster home in the Denver area and is in search of a furever home that See More

Southwest English Setter Rescue

3 days 23 hours ago

For “Giving Tuesday” we are featuring three dogs that were recently rescued in Oklahoma. Noel, Kris and Merry were pulled from a shelter in rough shape. They are underweight, had intestinal parasites and have hair loss likely from fleas. They are in need of dentals which SWESR will pay for. See More

Southwest English Setter Rescue

1 week 1 day ago

On this day, and everyday, we are thankful for our adopters, fosters, volunteers, and donors. Wishing you all a Happy Thanksgiving. #thanksgiving #dogs #rescuedogs #grateful #adoptdontshop See More

Southwest English Setter Rescue

1 week 2 days ago

Is your dog not feeling well? There is a new Canine Respiratory Disease affecting dogs in many states. Symptoms can include coughing, difficulty breathing, sneezing, nasal and/or eye discharge, and lethargy. Here are a few things you can do to protect your pet: Ensure dogs are up-to-date on vaccinations, including 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.