Handsome Ike is a 3 year old typical active, birdie field English Setter that was rescued from a hunting ranch when he didn’t make the cut as a hunting dog. He is a loving, confident, goofy and sweet boy who just needs someone who will be patient and continue his house training and house manners training. Ike’s lucky adopter is certain to be rewarded with happy setter smiles and hugs. Experience with high energy, high prey drive sporting dogs is preferred. He is not a candidate for hunting.
Ike will need a home with a very secure yard with at least 5 foot fences and features that are interesting enough and large enough to stretch out and run and entertain a self-exercising ES youngster. He is ok on leash and would love walks and an active person to call his own. As long as he is getting plenty of daily jaunts in his yard, he will settle nicely inside. He has claimed furniture privileges at his foster home and wants the same in his adoptive home.
Ike would not be a good match for a home with an alpha male dog or a home where other dogs are physical with him. He never had an opportunity to play as a puppy and is still learning doggy social skills. He prefers his space. He would like another high energy, similar size dog to work a yard with. He is safe with indoor cats with supervision, but no outdoor cats. Ike has never lived in a home with children so only homes with kids 7+ years old please and all doors/gates must be secured from an accidental escape.
Ike is neutered, up to date on vaccines and ready for his “furever” home. He is in a foster home near San Antonio, TX.