Available - Prince English Setter Adult Male
Pine Grove, PA
Socialization/training: Prince was found as a stray, so little is known about his past, but it is clear that he wasn’t always treated very well. In spite of his unkind experiences, he is the sweetest, friendliest, and happiest boy! He was named Prince so that in his new life he would be treated like a prince, but he could have just as well been named after Prince Charming! People fall in love with him wherever he goes and he gets a lot of attention because of his handsome looks too. He is well socialized, does well meeting new people and dogs, he’s friendly with everyone and he’s a happy boy with a wagging tail. He’s housetrained and very well behaved in the house too.Crate trained: Yes and no. He goes in willingly, especially with treats and does well overnight in his crate, he stays quiet until about 7am. However, he does not tolerate the crate well during the day when I leave the house and crate him, likely because the other dogs still get to hang out and he doesn't want to be left out. I now let him to free roam in the house during the day when I'm gone and he does great, he just naps with the other dogs until I return home. I would like to find a forever home for him where he won’t be crated (or crate time will be very minimal) as he clearly prefers to be free roaming in the house.Leash trained: Not well, I don’t think he’s had much practice walking on a leash. He pulls like a typical setter, and does typical setter things on walks (pointing, bolting after squirrels, zig zagging while following his nose). However, he is improving and when we took him to a dog-friendly winery and he did well there. With practice I'm sure he would get better, as he's responsive to feedback, but his main exercise should be off-leash activity in a safely fenced area (he’s got typical “setter selective hearing” he won’t come when called if he doesn’t feel like it, so he needs to be in a fenced area when off leash).Activity Level: Price is quite active! He will need to be able to run each day and probably needs 1-2 hours exercise daily. He’s very fit and has more energy than my 5-6 year olds (setter and Brittany), so he’s much more energetic and active than would be typical for a 7-8 year old setter, his energy level is more in line with what I would expect for a setter half his age. Fence: Required. He needs to be able to run off leash and explore the yard daily to be a happy, well exercised dog. He’s fit and active and loves being able to come in and out of the house with the other dogs as he pleases. He would probably love a doggy door! He is not a fence climber or digger, so a standard height fence is fine for him. A setter experienced home with an invisible fence would also be considered. Behavior: Prince is an active, happy, sweet, friendly boy and he’s been super easy to have around because he’s so well behaved. He gets along with my dogs seamlessly (sizes 25 to 65 lbs), enjoys playing and running in the backyard with them, and he’s shown no reactivity around food or toys. He’s also tried to cuddle with my dogs, unfortunately for him, they don’t understand what he wants and they leave him without the cuddles. He also LOVES people and seeks affection, even when first meeting someone. Inside the house, he likes to be close to me and will sometimes follow me around. He is a very sweet and gentle boy and his tail is always wagging. He initially didn’t know what dog toys were but he’s starting to show interest in chew toys. He loves being outside and patrolling the backyard or just enjoying lying down or rolling around in the grass! He’s got a beautiful point that he shows off quite often. He’s not scared of loud noises like thunder or fireworks, but when he first got here, he wasn’t sure whether hands would pet or hurt him, so sometimes he dropped to the ground or cowered when I reached out to pet him, wanting affection but not knowing what to expect. He no longer cowers or drops to the ground, I think he’s still maybe a bit hesitant when first meeting new people, but he still approaches poeple with a wagging tail, full of hope of getting affection because he really wants to be loved on! He’s building confidence and learning that people will provide affection and not hurt him, and I've noticed that as time passes, the more and more comfortable and excited he becomes when meeting new people.Medical History: Prince is neutered, up to date on vaccinations, and on monthly heartworm and tick/flea prevention. He came into rescue with a bit of an infection in one of his ears that was treated and he has a small skin tag/growth on his right eye lid that is not a medical concern. He is currently a bit under 40 lbs but his weight should be somewhere between 40-45 lbs, so he still needs to gain a few pounds but he's a good eater, so that shouldn't be a problem. He will also be microchipped before heading to his forever home. Foster Comments: Given that Prince didn’t have the best experiences up until now, I would like him to go to a home where he will be living the life of a Prince! He promises to be the best Prince Charming and sweep you (and everyone else he meets) off your feet! He would like to go to a forever home with a fenced yard and preferably another dog to play with. He’s used to me working from home, so I would like to find a home for him where he won't have to spend a lot of time at home alone, so that he can enjoy lots of affection from his people and outdoor time in the yard. He’s probably not a good fit for a home with a cat due to his prey drive. There are no children at my home, so I don't know how he would do with very young children, but I think he would be fine with older kids, as long as they’re gentle with him and respectful. He did fine meeting children in the park (ages 7-10 years). He’s such a sweet, loving boy, he will be hard to let go. I’m sure he’ll make his lucky adopter very happy!Foster Location: Cleveland, OHVolunteer 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.##1495394##If you have any questions or would like to adopt Available - Prince, please reach out to the adoption group directly. PetSmart Charities does not facilitate the adoption process. Thank you.
September 15 2022 on Americanlisted