English Setter, 1 Year Old

Meet Oker, a 1 year old English setter

This poor young chap has spent 2 months on the street. The rescuers who helped him believe he came from Italy originally. In the area they are, it is common for hunters to bring dogs from Italy as samples to see if they are good for hunting. If they aren’t, they just simply get rid of them

In the two months he spent on the street, he had a rough time including being hit by a car. He was so scared, they had to catch him using a cage as he wouldn’t approach them.

The first 15 days in the shelter, he was terrified and stayed in his kennel without moving. Little by little, he has gained confidence. He is a cheerful, submissive and sociable dog. He’s got on with all the dogs he’s met in his shelter and if he’s ever feeling overwhelmed, the poor boy reacts by lying down on his back with his belly up.

We believe he would be ok in a home with older children and other animals. We are looking for a home with another resident dog to help maintain his confidence

He loves toys and balls but he needs to be supervised as he destroys and eats them

At the moment, he walks well on his lead but that could change in time as he settles more and gains more confidence.

He is now in the north of Spain ready to travel but he does come from a Leish endemic area, and although negative, we advise monitoring him for Leish. Please read here for more info before applying.