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We are a Rescue Group for Irish Setters, founded in 1968 and operating throughout the British Isles - you will find us listed in the Kennel Club Rescue Directory and likewise publications.  We became a Registered Charity in August 2008 - The Irish Setter Rescue Group Charitable Trust - 1125317

We depend on donations to run our rescue, not financially supported by any Breed Club or Society, so we have to raise all our own funds. The Rescue is run by The Trustees, a Management Group of  up to 12 people plus our wonderful and much valued volunteers.  we are also fortunate to get lots of support and help from Irish Setter owners all over the country - help that we need and appreciate very much. We are pleased to work with other rescue organisations who need help with rehoming any of our breed.

Our remit is to take in any Irish Setter in need of our help - to get veterinary treatment for them when necessary, we do not take all dogs to the vets unless there is a problem that we are aware of to be treated or vaccinations are due.  We rehome them in suitable, loving homes and  monitor their progress in their new homes until we are satisfied that all is well and both dog and owners are happy. We require the owners of the setters we re-home to continue to keep in touch with the Rescue throughout the lifetime of the Setter we give them, so that we can help and advise the owners should problems arise at any time.   Also should it become necessary, we take back into our care any of the dogs we place, at any time throughout the lifetime of the dog, until they are too old or too ill to be re-homed when we would discuss with the owner the best course of action to be taken in the best interest of the setter.

All the Setters who come into our care are kennelled  at   Four Seasons Kennels in Northants.   Jill & Ken Holley who own and run Four Seasons Kennels have also been in the breed for a long time.  Jill shows and  occasionally breed with her setters, she is a Championship Show Judge in the breed.  The Rescue Setters get  care and attention, special diets, visits to the vets are all taken care of.  We are most fortunate to have our Rescue Setters looked after by such experienced people in the breed.    Ideally we would like some more kennelling space in Essex, Herts, Surrey or Oxon which would be more convenient for dogs coming from the West Country. 


NOTICE.    To all owners of our Rescue Setters.

 If you would like your dog to be in the 2016 Rescue Calendar please note that pictures need to be e-mailed in during the first week in May or before.  The Printers need pictures in Landscape Format, no people but other animals are welcome to be in the picture.  Pictures taken outside are preferable and a good background is needed.  Pictures with a Seasonal Background are great. To all our owners of the Settadors pups, we would love to see some of them in the Calendar and our Three Black Pups as well.



The Summer Newsletter is due to go to press in early May.  Our Newsletter Editor Jill Blacklin is very short of copy and would welcome stories and articles about your setters.  I am sure that lots of you have stores and tales to tell about the dogs we gave into your care.  Jill's e-mail address is < or send to <>  Pictures to go with stories are welcome, in fact setter stories /articles from any source are welcome.




Introducing Lotti a Llewellin Setter approximately 18 months old entire bitch .  She is a very beautiful Tri Coloured Setter, very good temperament and good with other dogs. Needs to be re-homed with another dog, Large and Very secure garden needed and people around who have the time and experience to give this lovely girl the forever home she needs.  Lotti is in Ireland at present and we will put suitable people in touch with owner.  If you are interested in Lovely Lotti please phone Maureen on 01787 248143 or email <>



3 year old entire bitch from the working side of the breed.

 for more info see our 'Dogs on Rescue Page'



This is Mia from the working side of the breed. She is just 4 years old, a spayed bitch.

For More Details see our "Dogs on Rescue" page


ROONEY. from the working side of the breed is approx 2.5 years old.  He needs a home where there are no children or grandchildren living, he is anxious about them.  We are looking for experienced Irish Setter owners, no children or teenagers and probably best as an only dog.  For more details go to our "Dogs on Rescue" page



Irish Setter Rescue - Charitable Trust No 1125317