The dogs pictured here are the LUCKY ones, the ones who have found their forever homes. Sadly, this is not always the case. All of us who are involved with Above & Beyond English Setter Rescue try our best to ensure that all the dogs needing a home find their own Happily Setter After family.
To the families of Above & Beyond, if you have a new picture or update on your fur baby that you'd like to share, we'd love to hear from you! Please contact June VanDemark and she will share your information with the A and B family.
Bogie is a real sweet boy and is fitting in well with his fursiblings B'lue, BogeyBoy & Ida
Mufasa, now lives with JoAnne and Bob and has adapted to life in the country. He likes curling up by the fireplace after a good work out. The family sends their thanks to everyone who helped them find this special boy.
Sabrina (Brina) is doing just great and fits right in. She feels like a Queen around here and wakes the kids up by licking their faces. This has truly been a wonderful experience and I wouldn't think twice about doing it again.
Happy has come a long way to find his forever home. I believe I fell in love with him long before I met him. Happy is one exceptional dog and I am very thankful that we found each other.
Anyone involved with A and B, who met Lady knew she was a very special girl. The Witcraft's met her on a rainy day in Harrisburg and fell in love. Lady now lives in MD and takes turns sleeping in each of the 3 children's beds. She has stolen 5 more hearts, it seems.
Victor Fawkes Smith
He’s a jewel. You couldn’t pry him away from me. He is not just a sweet dog, he is a companion. Wonderful, marvelous, fantastic, incredible, better than I ever expected, match made in heaven.
Buddy is coming along. He loves the car, he loves shopping (especially at Pet’s Mart where he gets to go in), he is such a gentle dog and basically very well behaved. Buddy loves our cats, and even sleeps with them. Here is a picture of Buddy – he wouldn't leave my side once I had the camera in my hand so it was hard to get a picture of him. He is sort of my Velcro dog.
Flora is wonderful! She has grown so much and filled out I wonder about her age. She is a beauty, now extremely outgoing and very smart, much smarter than Burton. They are great buddies. She also enjoys 6 a.m. wrestling matches with 13-year old Daisy. Flora has taken over for Daisy as the Chief Watchdog yet is very curious and friendly whenever someone new comes in. A plush squeaky toy will keep her busy for hours.
Winston Bugle Hills
We renamed Bugle Winston after Mr. Churchill. Everyone is doing pretty well. This picture of Winston and Daniel is a favorite because you donated Winston to us for Daniel. Daniel is often ill, and this was a day where he had woken up the night before saying his ear “hurt a little.” When we took him to the doctor we found out he had ruptured his eardrum from a severe infection. He has a REALLY high pain tolerance. Anyway, Winston stuck by his buddy all day and helped make Daniel’s sick time much less lonely.
Faith came all the way from Georgia in August of 2005. Faith loves just laying on her new couch bed and being taken care of. She doesn't ask for much and is so lovable. As her foster family, we felt Faith had been through enough and that she didn't need to make any more changes and she became a member of our family for good. She is very patient with her many siblings and her skin siblings. We feel very lucky to have Faith in our lives.
Snickers Flowers Demchak
I want everyone to see the tough life Snickers now has -- ha ha. Everyone is doing very well. Snickers was a year old on 12/21. I even heard that Santa made some deliveries for Snickers. She is a healthy 37 pounds, very strong, and loves to play in the snow. She looks like a rabbit jumping around in the snow and loves to chase any small critters. She truly has a personality of her own and it keeps us laughing at times.
Cobol…has settled in quite nicely. He gets right on top of where he wants. Sitting on Abby seems to be his favorite space, especially when it means he can be close to Ron. He loves hunting – he is a gem in the field according to Ron and is really enjoying the experience.
Scout & Ally Majestic
These are two of the happiest and most fun dogs you will ever find. Plus, they love each other beyond belief. Scout is 7 1/2 and acts like 2. Ally is about 2. We live in northern Michigan and they are seasoned travelers, going everywhere with me and Ranger. I think these rescue dogs really appreciate a second chance in life and in Scouts case, second, third and fourth chance for the good life. They are truly great dogs.
Bonnie is doing great and has adapted very well to everyone. She loves the snow. Bonnie is now able to be left off her leash when we are outside to join in the snow-ball fights. She loves catching snow in her mouth. We have had Bonnie now for almost 2 yrs. Bonnie was given a Guardian Angel tag because she is not a Setter, however, she was found with a Setter. I have been told by vets that she is a Bermise Mountain Dog.
Thank you all at A&B so much for helping us find our Little Jenny. This picture is of Jenny & Miss Molly, Jenny is on the left. The work you do is a wonderful thing. I'm not sure which of us is more happy. She is a very sweet little girl who tries so very hard to be so good. She loves to cuddle and snuggle, but most of all she loves to use her puppy energy playing in the field with her sisters Miss Molly and Shadow.
Milo is doing great, we are just crazy about him. He is so funny and active, he gets along very well with our 4 year old border collie Molly. We have a senior dog named Teddi who is still the boss of the pack. This picture is of Milo and Teddi. We have two teenage boys and he takes turns sleeping in their rooms at night. He is getting used to our routine and really is an easygoing, happy dog. Thanks for having a wonderful organization that helps so many homeless dogs.
Dora is doing great! She has adapted very well to her new home. She likes to play chase with her 2 cat siblings and loves to cuddle with her human sister Kayla. She likes to go for long runs at the park and chase up the deer and rabbits. She also likes to visit all our neighbors and already has been spoiled by our next door neighbor that likes to come and take her for long walks while she is home alone during the afternoon. Thank you very much for bringing her to our family.
Austin Miller is happy in his new home. He has a sister Kahlua who is an English Mastiff and the two hit it off from the start. Austin has Mommy on a routine for treats and like all big sisters do, Kahlua prompts Austin to ask for treats whenever she wants more. Austin had his first visit to his new veterinarian on February 25th and we are happy to report that he is in good health. Austin loves the invisible fence, he can bird and squirrel watch while he runs all around the yard and stays safe at the same time. Everyone who has met him has fallen in love. We are very grateful to Above and Beyond for the work they do. Austin has brought many blessings to all of us already. Thank you. Austin’s Forever Family, The Miller’s.
Buddy has been making himself at home here. At first he was afraid of the leash and would cower and hide when we got it out to walk him. Now, when he sees us get the leash and put on coat, he runs anxiously to the door and can't wait to 'go out'. He absolutely loves to chase balls - the more the better! We take him to the park for walks and he enjoys meeting other people and dogs. He also loves sitting on our laps, or as close as he can possibly get next to us (note the picture of my son doing his schoolwork!) He seems to be very happy, and he is such a great additon to our home!
Gretchen "Gretel" Sanborn
Gretchen Sanborn has really settled in nice. Gretchen and my cat Tabitha are best friends. Tabitha follows her everywhere. I even left Gretchen loose for 3 hours yesterday when I went to run errands. She was good the entire time. We are working on manners. She listens very well. She is starting to trust and bond with me. She follows me everywhere. She even knows how to let me know she has to go potty. She either sleeps in the bed with Tabs and I or on her bed on the floor. She is quite the cuddle bug.
Patchy is a sweet dog. We had a couple of bumpy spots, but now that we have all figured out our boundaries, (the cat is still queen) we are getting along fine. Here's a picture of the family (minus me). Patchy's "sisters" name is Missy. They are about the same age in people years, and don't like to share their bowls of food. Patchy is getting to go outside a lot with us. I think it's more because he doesn't like being scolded. Scott has been home all week doing things around the house, so that has been an added bonus. It appears that Patchy likes it here.
Cooper is now 55lb and likes to romp in the yard. Cooper's smiling after clearing the fence for squrrels. He is a terrific dog, playes ear tag every day with our 8 year old Setter Meg after they eat dinner often out of the same bowl.
Digby is settling in to life in the Big Apple. He LOVES the dog park at Union Square and has made many friends there, both canine and human. He has become a local celebrity ever since his appearance on NY1, the local news channel. During the big snowstorm, Digby couldn't get enough of playing in the snow. A film crew taped him running around and then interviewed us. We were on TV all day, and Digby has been lapping up the papparazzi ever since. We've started school and he's already at the head of his class. So he's doing great and I'm so happy to have him as a member of my family
Zoe was found as a stray in Ohio and is settling nicely into city life and the nearby park. Happy as an only child, outside she is Zoe, Park Ranger, whose job is wildlife detection and collection. Among people she's a delicate, gentle girl who loves to give kisses, be held and to bound onto the bed like a tiny gazelle with a feather-like landing.
We have now had the joy of having Bertie as a family member for about 4 months, and I can't imagine life without her. We walk every morning at dawn and every evening after dinner. Despite my early promises to my husband to not allow it, she is now my 54 lb lap dog, and I wouldn't have it any other way. I can't go anywhere in the house without her following me and she loves to ride in the car. Bert came to us already very well trained. . She may chase a squirrel up a tree or take off after one of the wild goats or deer, but she always look back to make sure I am in her sights and comes quickly back when I call. All in all, she has been the most blessed and wonderful addition to our family. Thanks to all of you that are so dedicated to these amazing furry friends for helping to make these adoptions possible.
She has long slender legs, under such a well built body. She can talk to you without saying a word, using only her large beautiful brown eyes. Her hair is silken and flowing. She walks with an air of confidence. And she has a seductive way of simply looking at you with an invitation to come to couch and sit. She is Dixie, our newest family member. She joins Poppy our West Highland White Terrier and Zachary our grandson. Barks when the doorbell rings. How lucky can we be? Bill had forgotten how nice it is to have a setter around the house. But Joy didn’t. A regal, most loving princess who occupies her throne (couch) inviting all to come and chat.
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