English Setter, 6 Years Old
Handsome Dex is a 6 year old English setter, DOB 24.06.16 and is currently in Carmarthenshire, Wales where he lives with two other dogs.
Dex is a very affectionate boy, loves coming to you for a fuss and cuddling up on the sofa. He gets on really well with the two other dogs in the home and sleeps at night with them downstairs happily.
Dex is a typical working setter with his interest in birds, he is young and enthusiastic and he soon goes into work mode when out on an exciting walk which makes recall and lead walking more challenging. His adopters have come to the heart breaking decision that with these challenges, they are not the best home for him. At home he is a typical teenager… relaxing on the sofa or watching garden birds from the patio doors while waiting for the next meal or exciting adventure.
Previously Dex was in foster with a SeBPRA adopter, where given time and patience did he calm down, relax and did extremely well. Once given this time in foster, Dex’s recall showed promise, he learnt to play with toys and he even went out to local cafes with the family. So therefore we are looking for adopters who are happy to take time with Dex for him to allow him to settle down and work on his recall and lead walking. Sadly Dex has has two failed adoptions since he arrived in the UK in October 2021 so we are hoping for third time lucky, this loving handsome boy so deserves it.
Dex’s history is a bit different from most of the dogs we rehome. He grew up in a house with his owner and another dog in Spain, he’s never been a hunting dog, however his true working setter spirit shines through. His owner changed jobs and she left him locked up in the house all day and decided she didn’t want him anymore. He arrived at the shelter an absolute bag of nerves, but soon settled and showed he was just a really lovely boy underneath all those nerves.
Dex looks a lot like a red and white Irish setter, but they are extremely rare in Spain and it’s much more likely he’s an English setter like his passport says, or perhaps a cross, as the Spanish setters do differ more.
Ideally we would like Dex to go to a home with another resident dog and a secure garden. Dex has not been cat tested so needs a cat free home.