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

Forrest

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

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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Eddie and Samson – Courtesy Post

This is a courtesy post. SWESR is helping this family gather information and look for a new home for their bonded pair of dogs. You’ll submit a SWESR application that we will pass on to the owner. The adoption fee will be up to the current owners. Eddie and Samson are a nearly 5 year old pair of boy/girl littermates who are located in Utah.

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English Setter News

Southwest English Setter Rescue

1 day 22 hours ago

Nacho is a 1-2 year old field ES who will be ready for a foster-to-adopt or adoptive home by the end of July when he will be fully vetted. He can initially be timid with people but warms up quickly, is good with other dogs and will be cat tested See More

Southwest English Setter Rescue

4 days 39 minutes ago

We are halfway through the 2025 SWESR calendar contest. You can still enter your favorite photo and share your Setter's story. Send this link - www.gogophotocontest.com/southwestenglishsetterrescue - to everyone you know so they can vote for your dog and see all of the amazing Setters. The top 13 entries will See More

Southwest English Setter Rescue

5 days 23 hours ago

Check out all the great dogs already entered in the SWESR Photo Contest. We encourage you to enter the contest with a favorite photo of your English Setter/s and a few words about him/her/them. Then invite your family, friends and co-workers to vote for your photo! Don't have an English See More

Southwest English Setter Rescue

6 days 23 hours ago

SWESR is excited to announce that the winner of our current Calendar contest (www.gogophotocontest.com/southwestenglishsetterrescue) will receive a very special prize created by a very well known Setter lover. This year’s grand prize is a 16x20 digital painting printed on canvas and framed of your pet by Internationally award-winning PPA Master See More

Southwest English Setter Rescue

1 week 1 day ago

** Urgent - Foster Needed ASAP ** Young, unaltered male found 1 month ago. Owner not found and dog is not microchipped. House and crate trained. Unknown how he is with dogs and cats. Dog is good with people, and walks well on a leash. He is in San Antonio, See More

Southwest English Setter Rescue

1 week 2 days ago

What’s the best thing you can do to beat the heat - head on over to SWESR’s photo contest and enter your dog in the contest or vote for one of the dogs already entered. www.gogophotocontest.com/southwestenglishsetterrescue #dogs #rescuedogs #adoptdontshop #gogophoto #summerheat 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.