Sponsor a Dog

English Setters that find their way to our rescue program often need a significant amount of medical care. Besides the routine vetting we provide to all our rescues, some dogs come to us with significant health problems such as heartworm disease, infections and injuries. Adoption fees often cover only a portion of a dog’s expenses to get them healthy and ready for their forever homes.  We depend on the generosity of our supporters to help us provide the necessary vetting for these dogs. Donating toward a dog’s medical expenses is a wonderful way to participate in a rescue and become part of an English Setter’s success story.
Please indicate the dog’s name that you would like to help in the Special Instructions area of Paypal payment. You may also make your donation by check (along with a note indicating which dog you’d like your donation to help) to: SWESR, 29560 Red Bud Hill, Boerne, TX 78015. Thank you!

Hank's Heartworm Program

Hank’s program provides diagnosis and treatment for heartworm positive dogs coming into rescue, and provides necessary heartworm preventative for all SWESR dogs prior to their adoption. A devoted SWESR family created HHP in 2013 in memory of their beloved first English Setter. Their dog Hank came into rescue with severe HW disease and had to endure two treatment cycles. The program exists to honor Hank and all dogs who have needlessly suffered this highly preventable disease. At the deeply discounted fees charged by SWESR-associated Veterinarians, each course of treatment costs roughly $400 compared to a year’s prevention of $60. The drought in the Southwestern US has resulted in an increase in disease-carrying mosquitoes and SWESR must be ready to treat and prevent!​

Medical Sponsors Needed!

Han was a stray in a town in OK. The shelter and neighbors searched for an owner because surely this achy old boy with arthritis could not have wandered very far. No owner reclaimed him. We suspect he was dumped and the rescue friendly shelter worked to get him to SWESR as quickly as possible. We found his health was neglected for many years. His list of medical treatments included dental with extractions, slow kill treatment for heartworms, treatment for tick disease and intestinal parasites, and medication to ease the pain of a very old knee injury. Thanks to the excellent medical care of SWESR’s Advisory Vet/staff, this old boy is feeling much better.

SWESR's Furever Foster Program

Our Furever Foster program was created to support the needs of our long-term foster dogs that are not candidates for adoption due to age, disability and/or medical issues. We are so grateful to our volunteers that are willing to open their homes to a senior or hospice dogs for the remainder of the dog’s life.  
SWESR supports our Furever Foster program by paying for all these dog’s expenses (vaccinations, medications for pain or comfort, heartworm prevention, flea prevention, food prescribed by a veterinarian, all surgeries recommended by our trusted vets, eventual euthanasia if necessary, and cremation).
Many of our recent rescues that have become “Furever Foster” dogs have required expensive veterinary services in addition to the routine vetting that all our rescue dogs receive. We would be so grateful to receive donations to help us offset the cost of the life-time care for these special senior dogs. 
Lou Ellen was rescued by SWESR from a hunting ranch when she would no longer hunt. She was adopted, but subsequently bit visitors to the home. For her safety she was transferred to our Furever Foster program in January 2015, at the age of 7. LuLu has suffered from many allergy issues and is now experiencing mobility issues as a result of arthritis in her spine. She is very loved and has 5 fur-sisters.
You can click here to meet all the Furever Fosters currently in our care. 
Thank you in advance if you are able to make a donation, whether to specify care for a particular dog or to help pay for the food and ongoing medical care for all the dogs in our Furever Foster program. We really appreciate your support!