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Available - Echo/Bertie English Setter Port Crane, NY

  • Young
  • Male
  • Medium
  • Tricolor (Brown, Black, & White)


Vaccinations up to date, spayed / neutered.
Good in a home with
Other dogs, children.
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Meet Available - Echo/Bertie

Socialization/training: Echo is socialized with dogs of different gender, ages and sizes. He initiates play and has gotten our older Irish setter to play chase! He would do best with another playful dog to work off his energy and to show him the ropes. After he settles into his new home, he would benefit with obedience training.

Crate trained: From the start Echo was good in the crate and uses it for his safe place. After the first few nights, we left the door open for him to come and go as he pleased. He is a sound sleeper and generally sleeps through the night waiting for us to get up before he moves. When crated he settled in without an issuebut we have not had the need to use the crate as he is trustworthy in the house. His preference is to sleep or nap in his open crate in our bedroom and will go in when tired.

Leash trained: Getting better each time we go out for a walk. Initially, he will weave and pull, but after a few minutes does settle down. With consistent walking he will get better.

Activity Level: Echo is a medium/high energy pup. Spending an hour or so daily running and playing with another playful dog, would help tire him out. If he still has energy to burn, he will self-entertain with toys or a chew. Typically, he settles down and follows us around in the house, hanging out with his people.

Fence: A FENCE IS REQUIRED FOR THIS DOG along with an interesting yard. If the fence is secure and not climbable, 5-6 foot should keep him contained. He loves to run and is hoping for a larger size yard to have access to. We will test him on your style of fence to help determine if he will climb it.

Behavior: We have watched as Echo has bloomed into a happy engaging dog that is curious but cautious with the world. He is a typical young setter that has energy to burn. Walks alone will not tire this boy out. Outside he is very active and will chase and play with all things that move. The flocks of birds that visit our feeders are favorites of his! Going out several times a day to play is a good outlet for him. When inside, he settles down quickly. He will self-entertain with toys or chews or a good cuddle. He is allowed furniture privileges in his foster home and will need the same in his adopted home. He does not sleep on our bed, but would join you if allowed.

Medical History: Bertie is up to date on his vaccinations and is current with monthly heartworm and flea preventive. He has a good appetite eating twice a day, with 1 cups kibble with added protein, veg's and some dairy. His next Leishmaniasis test is due 06/06/2024

Echo originates from Greece where Leishmaniasis is endemic. He tested negative before coming to the USA, but the parasite can remain dormant in the system for many years, so potential adopters must be willing to commit to annual testing for the next 7 years. Typically, the test needs to be sent to a special lab, but any regular vet can draw the blood and send it to the lab. The cost of the test seems to vary widely by area, but is approximately $150-$250 or if your vet is willing to send the test to a veterinary college lab, cost can be as low as $80.

Foster Comments: Bertie is a sweet lovable dog, that wants to fit in and love a family. Because of his uncertain past, he will need a patient family that will help him adjust. While there are no children in our home, I feel he would do well with children that can be sensitive to him. Because of his age and energy, we would like to have a placement where someone is home a good portion of the time. He is more of a Velcro dog, he would not do well being left for long periods of time. We suspect that Echo spent time as a stray living outside. He is sensitive to sounds and does react to them. He is gun shy, along with fireworks and will run and hide. It will take him time to settle in and acclimate to your house. A loving, patient family that can work with him on this will be rewarded with a loyal, loving dog.

Foster Location: Port Crane, NY

Volunteer transport can be arranged in the Continental US within a 1,000-mile distance between adopters & foster home. If interstate transport is provided for your adopted dog, there will be an additional charge of $50.00 for the required Certificate of Veterinary Inspection (Health Certificate). Typically, we are able to transport your adopted dog to within 2 hours of your home. *Dogs can be adopted outside the 1000-mile transport distance; however, adopters must be willing to either fly their adopted dog, drive to a location within the 1000-mile transport range, or make independent transport arrangements for their adopted dog. Transports to far Western states, from Eastern states, may have additional restrictions.

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