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How Do I Adopt?

  1. Submit an application

  2. You will receive a phone call for an initial interview.

  3. We check your references and schedule a virtual home visit.

  4. Once approved you will be assigned a Buddy to help you find an available English Setter.

How much does it cost?

Effective February 1, 2024

$500 0-1 Year $75 reimbursed upon proof of spay/neuter

$400 1 year - 6 years

$300 7 years - 9 years (30% discount if one household member is over 65).

$250 10+ years (30% discount if one household member is over 65).

To offset cost of Health Certificate if required for transport $50

To offset Paypal fees, if payment of adoption fee is made through paypal $10 (payment must be made to PayPal account


You must be at least 18 years old to apply to adopt an ABESR Setter. Incomplete applications will not be accepted.

Signature is implied and assumed on e-mail & online Adoption Applications.





This program is for both Senior Citizens and Senior Dogs. Seniors have a lot of love to offer

but are often times overlooked due to their age.

To help both these groups of "Seniors", ABESR has developed the Patti's Seniors 4 Seniors Program, where the adoption fees are greatly reduced for Seniors 65 and over and Dogs 7 years and older. Please feel free to contact us about this great program and see if there may be a new "baby" in your future.

Seniors often wind up in rescue due to the death of their owner, their owner has moved into assisted living, family situations have changed, or their owners are no longer able to care for them. All they know is that their warm, loving world is gone and they don't know whom they can trust anymore.


It's scary to think about taking in a senior; you know you're not going to have them for a long time but senior love is the best there is! 

A senior dog has low energy, wants a nice, warm place to lay, and good food.

After those needs have been met, they slowly learn to love again and you see their broken heart start to mend and they trust again.  All this because you have given your heart to a dog that needs you the most!!

Patti's Seniors 4 Seniors Program

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