Custom Oil Painting Facebook Auction

And the WINNER is Eileen Gibson!!! Thanks everyone for bidding & supporting our rescue.

Here is an opportunity to bid on a once in a lifetime special gift for that extra special Dog Lover in your life!  Sue Kelleher of Kelleher Studios  has generously offered to paint a custom oil painting to help raise funds for Above and Beyond English Setter Rescue. Sue is recognized as one of the finest traditional artists in her area and her paintings have been sold around the globe! 

Bidding is OPEN on Facebook through June 13th at 9PM EST  and the top bid WINS.  The winner of this auction will receive an oil painting of a single dog from a photo of their choice. Facebook Page for A & B

We would like to send a very special “Thank You” to Sue Kelleher for reaching out to us to share her exceptional talent to help raise funds for our rescue setters.  Sue donated a custom painting that was auctioned in February.  The winners then were Angel & Falcor. Look at the final results…photo submitted & completed portrait. WOW!!!

2022 Calendar Star Search!!

2022 Start Search is open NOW through July 31, 2021 at 10:00 PM (EDT)

Click HERE to enter this year’s contest & to VOTE !!!

Please SHARE, SHARE, SHARE!!!!!!

Welcome to the Above & Beyond English Setter Calendar Star Search!!! We all love our Setters and each one is a Star in our own eyes. Here is your chance to go viral, enter your best photos, and share your setter’s story! Send the links to all your family, friends, co-workers, and well everyone! Build your Star’s fan club! The fans will vote for their favorite Stars! The 12 favorite Stars will receive a larger picture in our 2022 calendar and the top Fan Favorite will win the coveted Calendar Cover spot! But this is much more than a fun Calendar Contest. It’s an opportunity to promote the rescue and raise some much needed funds for our dogs. These are the real lifetime dramas of setters in need who depend on our help to have a chance at a real life in a forever home! Many dogs come to us abused and neglected with significant medical needs. Each vote will help raise funds to get the medical help they need. This is the real Star Power!

Submitting your Star Search entry is free! Once your entry is confirmed, send the “share” links to all the “fans” you know. Votes cost $1.00 each and a minimal purchase of 5 votes ($5.00) is required. Above & Beyond English Setter Rescue is a 501( c) 3 non-profit organization. Your purchase of votes is actually a tax deduction and the printable receipt is your proof of donation. Purchased votes can be cast all on a single Star or split among your favorites! And you can vote as often as you want! The tally of votes are viewable real-time and everyone can track their Star’s progress. Enter early and vote frequently for the best chances of winning. And use those share buttons to share your Star’s link to all your fans on FB, email, twitter, etc.

NOTE:  Only VOTES (donations) completed on the GoGo site are valid for voting.  If you complete any donation process elsewhere – it does not count towards votes.  Last year several folks donated through FB thinking they were purchasing votes in error.

Don’t have a photo to submit? No problem. Just browse all the photos submitted and vote for your favorites!

If you don’t want to enter the GOGO contest but still want your baby in the 2022 calendar, email your photo to Eileen at before Aug 1st and please put Photo for 2022 Calendar as the subject.  Please include in the email the name of the pets in the photo.

2021 Calendar:

Handmade Throw Fundraiser

Our poor setters are stuck in the kennel in Greece on lockdown… It stinks for them (and for us) and the costs are building rapidly. Fortunately, my talented Mother in Law is using her time in quarantine to make lots of beautiful blankets to raise money for our international setters. She can make almost any color pattern or animal…. If you are interested in a beautiful blanket that also helps raise money for our pretty pups, please message me!

Paw & Bone blankets are $200, Animals are $250.

Price includes shipping within the Continental United States

Email Jennifer Cloherty at to purchase one of the currently available throws below

Woodland Animals $250
Paw & Bone $200
Woodland Animals $250

Above & Beyond Picnics

Stay tuned for updates to our in person events for 2021. Hoping COVID cooperates, so in the meantime, Stay Healthy and Be Safe!