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George English Setter Wood Dale, IL

  • Adult
  • Male
  • Large
  • Tricolor (Brown, Black, & White)


Coat length
Vaccinations up to date, spayed / neutered, special needs.
Good in a home with
Other dogs.

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February 2024: at long last-- my sweetie pie is heartworm negative!! So are 3 of his sisters which makes me very proud as Illinois Birddog Rescue will only do the slow kill treatment plan. His 3 sisters are in loving forever homes and I can hope that his perfect new momma is out there looking for him. The funny part about Georgie is that lately he has turned into a fuzzball with the funniest hair. He is also have the best time watching the squirrels in the yard as we have several building nests in our big trees. George has also become the sweetest most loving dog. He loves to be loved on. He loves to be brushed and he loves any attention he can get.

January 2024: I've taken quite a few indoor photos of Georgie since the weather change-- take a look at his album. He is so happy being an indoor dog considering his past life. I've gotten to know him a lot better too. He's been so great with all my dogs, especially my senior dogs and he is 100% cat safe. His passion is squirrel hunting and he will watch the antics of the squirrels for hours if I would let him. Lately we have been doing a lot more cuddles and George loves to be brushed. He's been a good sport about modeling the fundraising dog coats and a dog bed we also had in a fundraiser.

The perfect home for George would be with a single lady or a pair of ladies that will give him time to trust. While I've always been able to love on George, it would be an adjustment for him to move to a new forever home. If there was a sweet female playful dog in the home, that would be even better. I have not taken him out and about so I don't know how he would do at a pet store or on a walk. My goal has just always been to help him get over the horrible life he had prior to coming into our rescue in June of 2022. He seems to have suffered the worst and is fearful with flashlights especially. He can get overly excited when folks walk by the house and delivery vehicles also get him a little excited. The sound of garbage trucks tend to scare him too.

George will need a home with a privacy fence or a fence that has vertical bars which is working well for his fence jumping sister. In the perfect home, George will be a loving companion and if with a single lady-- a reliable watch dog. I am hopeful that his next heartworm test will be negative. Lyme disease is NOT curable so he will have to have annual testing and periodic antibiotic therapy the rest of his life.

December 2023: George has been in our rescue over 18 months. He is such a handsome dog but he needs a specific adopter as he was stuck in that horrible pen in southern Illinois all his life. He is now best buddies with Ruthie, but he gets along with all the dogs and he is cat safe. He loves to run around the yard and look for birds and squirrels. He always feels safe in the cage in my home-- that is his safe place. He LOVES any attention, especially pets and he loves to be brushed too. He would do best in a home with someone that just wants a sweet dog they can love on everyday. COPY AND PASTE THIS LINK INTO YOUR BROWSER TO SEE George's Facebook Album

George is a very handsome Liver/ Tricolor and white Field bred English Setter. He is an owner surrender and lived most of his life in an outdoor pen were he was trained to pee and poop through wires that he was also force to walk on. His neglect includes heartworm and Lyme disease and he had a 103 temperature upon arrival to our vet.

George has started heartworm slow kill and is feeling better and we hope his sweet personality comes to the surface the longer he is treated. I was told the dogs are 6 years old but we will never know for sure. He is underweight and weighed 49lbs but should be closer to 55. We need to treat him at least a month before he can be neutered. He will need work on cage and house training.

We are looking for a Foster to Adopt home in the Chicago area so we can monitor his care. Candidates also need to have a traditional safe fenced in yard as the last thing George needs is any more stress. He is starved for attention and we are hopeful he will have a long happy life.

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  • English Setter
  • Adult
  • Male