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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. 


Please accept our apologies for any delay in answering letters, phone calls and e-mails at this time.

It is with great sadness that we have to report the death of Ray Hurll on August 24th, 2015 at West Suffolk Hospital.  Ray was a Trustee of our Rescue and had been Treasurer for many years until 2012 when his health was failing.
Ray will be much missed by Maureen his wife, their Irish Setter Gracie and all his Friends.  The Funeral will be held on Wednesday September 9th at West Suffolk Crematorium at 12. 45 p.m.




Chinney is two years old, an entire girl from the Show side of the breed.  Chinney has not been socialised, is frightened of people, and children but would soon get to know people.  She needs a home with adults only, maybe a castrated male dog and experienced setter owners.

 For more information see our Dogs on Rescue Page or phone 01787 248143 or email <>



Bran has come to us as his owner died earlier this year.  He is 7 years old, lively and very affectionate.  He is neutered and is a good traveller.  A home on his own or with a bitch.  For more information please see our "Dogs on Rescue" Page or phone 01787 248143 - email<>



 Ruby is 8 years old and entire girl who is very nervous . She has an under active thyroid and will be on a drug to correct this for always.  We are looking for a retirement home for Ruby where she can chill out and do her own thing.  For more info see our "Dogs for Rescue"Page or phone 01787 248143 or email<>


This is Katie.

Katie is 23/24 months old, an entire girl. Needs some training. For More Details see our  "Dogs on Rescue" Page or phone 01787 248143 or e-mail<>



Irish Setter Rescue - Charitable Trust No 1125317