Furever Foster Program

Southwest English Setter Rescue’s Furever Foster program finds long-term, stable foster care for English Setters that may not be candidates for adoption due to age, disability, medical issues, or behavioral issues. Dogs in this program may have a shorter life-expectancy than other dogs or would be most comfortable not having to transition from one home to another because of their disability or medical condition. 
SWESR’s Furever Foster program is specifically designed with these dogs in mind. Perhaps you have had a foster dog like this and know the rewards of providing a permanent foster home for a rescue dog in need. We hope this program will interest and attract new people to fill the need for this type of fostering. Please share this with others that you think would be good Furever Fosters.
Those special households who are willing to open their homes to a senior or hospice dog will be rewarded with the joys of fostering for the remainder of the dog’s life. Caring for an older or special-needs dog can be very gratifying. They are full of love and just need someone to love them back. Knowing that you have changed a dog’s life by providing nurturing in their later years is an irreplaceable gift. And in fact, there are definite advantages to fostering senior dogs. They are lower energy, almost always fully housebroken, less likely to get into mischief, and generally easier to look after than younger, more rambunctious dogs.
If you think you have the kind of home that could be a Furever Foster home, please fill out our foster/adoption application by following this link. Our team will work with you to match you with an eligible Furever Foster dog. And not only is there no adoption fee if you choose to take one of these special English Setters into your home for the remainder of their life, but Southwest English Setter Rescue supports our Furever Fosters by covering the following expenses:
  • Annual exam and tests
  • 3-year Rabies
  • Distemper / Parvo and Lepto if recommended by the Vet
  • Medications for pain or comfort, or as needed for quality of life
  • Heartworm Prevention
  • Flea Prevention
  • Food prescribed by a veterinarian
  • Euthanasia and cremation
Even if you can’t make the commitment to foster, please consider helping by making a donation to our Furever Fosters program. There is no minimum donation amount – you choose the level of donation that is right for you. You are welcome to select the type of expense you wish to sponsor so that you know exactly where your donation is going … whether you’d like to specify care for a particular dog, or to help pay for food, or ongoing medical care for several dogs in our Furever Foster program.  
We hope that you will consider giving one of our very deserving dogs their own Furever Foster home.


Chipper is a sweet, active English Setter/Great Pyrenees mix. Because of his guarding/behavior issues, Chipper will stay with his foster mom as a SWESR Forever Foster.


Annie is a 5 year young happy healthy bundle of energy. Annie will remain with her her foster family near San Antonio, TX as a SWESR Furever Foster due to some medical problems.


Ike is finally adjusting to being a house dog. He will likely have anxiety issues with outside noises for many years, possibly forever. So we’ve decided the best thing for Ike is to stay as a furever foster with the pack he has grown to trust.


Penny is an 8 year old bench girl with epilepsy. After her owner passed away her family was not able to give her the quiet and stable home a dog with epilepsy needs. She has that now as a SWESR Furever Foster with her SoCal foster mom.


Pepper is 10 years young and retired from hunting. He is sweet and gets along with other dogs. Pepper is in a Furever Foster home in Henderson, NV.


Sweet 10 year young Rose loves attention and snuggling, but needed to be an only dog. Rose joins her Setter experienced family in Florida as a SWESR Furever Foster. Lucky girl!


Porter is a 9 year young sweet bench boy. He loves to go for walks. Due to medical issues he will stay in his foster home near Austin, TX as a Furever Foster.


Seven year old Higgins recently returned to SWESR after being in an adopted home for 4 years. This lucky boy will be a SWESR Furever Foster living with his foster parents near San Antonio, TX.


Two year old Jonni is 100% Setter sweet. She has Addisons disease and will always need meds and monitoring. Jonni will be a SWESR Furever Foster living with her wonderful foster parents near Austin, TX.


William is a handsome 4-5 year old boy, rescued from a TX shelter. Due to his lack of trust and socialization, he will remain with his foster family in Oklahoma City, OK as a SWESR Furever Foster.


Sweet 8 year young Matilda is staying in her SWESR Furever Foster home in San Antonio, TX where she will spend the rest of her life with a family who will provide her with love and understanding.