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 or medical 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.

Andrew Jackson

Eleven year old AJ was rescued when his person passed away. Due to health issues, he will remain with his foster family in Sun City, FL as a SWESR Furever Foster.

Lady Daphney

Lady Daphney is a purebred Large Munsterlander. She is 8 years old. She joined SWESR’s Furever Foster program because of her severe separation anxiety. She is happy and adjusted well with her foster family where she is now home for good.

Shotzie

12-13 year old Shotzie has some personality and behavioral issues that made him a good candidate for the Furever Foster program. He found his Furever Foster home in the Texas Hill Country with one of SWESR’s founders.

William

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.

Manny

Eleven year old Manny is very birdy and independent. Manny loves the lifestyle in his Texas Hill Country foster home so much that he convinced his foster mom and dad that there is no better or safer place for a flight risk crazy country boy like him to live.

Brett

Twelve year old Brett (now Dio) lived a hard life before he wandered up to a Good Sam’s home in East TX. Now he is a SWESR Furever Foster living the good life in Denver, CO.

Matilda

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. 

Bonnie

Bonnie is 10-12 years old and has several medical issues that are under care in her foster home in Tucson, AZ. Bonnie will stay as a SWESR Furever Foster with her incredible foster family. 

Higgins

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

Paige

Paige is a sweet 8 year old who has lived most of her life in a 6’ by 6’ pen. She has found her SWESR Furever Foster home in the beautiful Texas hill country with her foster parents, her Setter mix brother Shiner and German Shorthair Pointer sister Molly.

Lou Ellen

Lou Ellen is a beautiful 5 year old tri-color girl that is retired from a hunting ranch because someone abused her with a shock collar. Lulu went to a great home near her foster mom but she decided she wanted to come back and live with her foster mom and fur-siblings. She has now found her “Furever” home in Crawford, TX.