APPLICATION to adopt and/or foster

Our application process is a cumulative result of over 10 years of rescue experience.  The information requested enables us to assess the type of Setter  or Setter mix which best fits your lifestyle and which applicants best match to the personality and energy levels of our Setters.  We encourage you to provide as much detail as you can, to enable the best “match”. 

Please review our adoption/fostering requirements before completing/submitting your application. 

1. You must be at least 21 years old to apply to adopt a dog from Above & Beyond English Setter Rescue.
2. Proof of annual heart worm testing and proof of heart worm preventative must be available either through receipts or your vet’s records for current and recently passed dogs. (Unless not recommended by local vets)
3. Incomplete applications will not be accepted.

There are times that, Above and Beyond English Setter Rescue may not be able to place a dog in states in the Western U.S. or to some Canadian provinces. Those states would include Alaska, California, Hawaii, Montana, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oregon, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming. However we request that you fill out our application in hopes that we may be able to place a dog in your area. If this is not the case we will notify you within 48 hours.Thank You,

Once your application is submitted, you will receive an email confirmation within 24 hours.  If you do not receive this communication, there was an issue with your submission, please  contact

We will contact your veterinarian to confirm care provided to current/past pets. You will receive a phone call for an initial interview within the next several days. Personal references may be contacted and a home visit scheduled. Once these steps are completed, the information will be reviewed by the application committee.  You will be contacted with the results of the review.  Although these steps sound as though it will take time to complete, the overall process typically is completed in less than two weeks.  Approved adopters will be assigned an A & B volunteer “Buddy” to help them find their new family member!  Approved fosters will be contacted by our Foster Coordinator to find the foster dog which best meets their needs.

Thank you for considering adopting and/or fostering one of our dogs.  We are very excited for both you and our setters!    

We are still tweaking our application page and it is a work in progress. We are truly sorry for the inconvenience.

Options for submitting an application:

1. Request an application via email. Send request to

2. Copy and paste the below application to an editable file or into body of an email and send to

3. Download application from Google Docs  & send to

Is there a specific dog(s) that may interest you? If so please specify the name(s). =
Applicant Name =                                                                        Age =
Spouse’s or Partner’s Name =                                                   A ge =
All other members of your household, other than above=

Applicant Physical address =
Mailing address if different from physical address=-
Email Address =
Applicant Home Phone =
Applicant Cell Phone =
Preferred phone number to call and best time to contact you? =
Your Employer, Occupation, and Phone Number =
Spouse’s or Partner’s Employer, Occupation, and Phone Number =

Do you own or rent your home? =
Landlord contact info=
Describe the area you live in. =
Do you have plans to move in the next year? =
What considerations would you make regarding your dog/s and any other pet should you find yourself needing to move from where you live?=

Do you have a fenced yard =
Please Select Fence Type =
If you don’t have a fence, kennel or run how will exercising/toileting be handled? =

Pets you currently own, their breed & ages=

Pets you’ve owned in the past, their breed, age at passing, & reason =

How many years have you owned dogs and what do you know about canine behavior? =

Are your pets spayed or neutered =
Have you ever adopted from a rescue before =
Have you ever turned a pet into a shelter or rescue? If so, please indicate reasons why:

What brought you to the English Setter Breed? =

Do you prefer a male, female or no preference =
Do you have a color preference? If so, what color? Yes/No =
Do you have an age preference? If so what? =
Activity level preferred =
Would you consider a special needs dog?=
Would you consider a Senior dog?. =

Where will this adopted dog sleep? =

During a normal work or school day how many hours will this adopted dog be home alone? =

Where will this adopted dog be kept when no one is home? =

Who will be the primary caretaker for this adopted dog? =

Have you ever taken a dog to obedience classes? =
Do you plan on taking your adopted dog to obedience classes? =
Do you own a dog crate or have experience using one? =
If you plan on having children in the future what will you do with your adopted dog? =
What would make you return your adopted dog? =

Veterinarian Hosp Name, address phone # =

Is the account listed under your name? =
If no, who’s name is it listed under? =
Client year from = Client year to:
Additional Vets & info:
May we contact your Veterinarian? If No why? =
Do you use vaccinate at home or use alternative and/or holistic care? =
Do you administer heartworm preventative (HWP)?
* Proof of HWP via vet records or receipts are REQUIRED*

PERSONAL REFERENCES-no relatives or household members
Reference # 1, Name, City & State, phone #, email, relationship=

Reference # 2, Name, City & State, phone #, email, relationship=

Please tell us why you think you would be a good candidate to adopt a dog from Above and Beyond English Setter Group. =

Since we are looking for commitment how far are you willing to drive to pick up your adopted dog? =

Above & Beyond English Setter Rescue expects to interview every potential adopter their references and conduct a home visit. Any dog adopted through A&B ESR must be returned to A&B ESR. They cannot be transferred, without A&B’s permission, to another person or rescue. Do you agree to all? =

I hereby certify that I am financially and physically able to care an adopted dog and for the bedding, toys, crate, and so on which can be costly and I am able to meet these requirements. I further testify that I am physically fit to provide all necessary activities with my dog. (initial)=

By submitting this application to Above and Beyond English Setter Rescue I grant permission to investigate my answers and to contact anyone I have listed. (initial)=

My Family and I agree to accept these terms (initial)=

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