When an application is submitted, you will receive a phone call for an initial interview. The next step is to check your references and then a home visit will be scheduled.
No one can speak for any dog until they are approved and spoken with the foster home. Both foster home and applicant must agree to the adoption. Our foster homes know the dogs and their needs best, therefore have the final decision as to who adopts their foster.
We do NOT hold dogs for anyone. We have had people who were disappointed that they did not get the dog they initially applied for, but the ones who hung in there with us would not change a thing now that they have their ABESR Dog.
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. The fee for adoption is $325 for dogs one year of age or older. The fee is $375 for puppies up to one year old. The adoption fee for Special Needs dogs is considered on a case-by-case basis. The fee for Senior dogs age 7 and older is on a sliding scale, starting at $175.00 through our Patti's Seniors 4 Seniors Program. We have made every attempt to keep our adoption fees low, despite the rising costs associated with spaying and neutering, immunizations and other routine care. In some instances, our adoption fee doesn't come close to the medical costs associated before an adoption takes place. We do feel however, that our adoption fee is still less than if the adopter had to pay these expenses out of their pocket. Also remember we include the first year of complete pet recovery protection for your dog with your adoption fee through Sparky Tags. If your dog is microchipped you MUST update that information as soon as possible.
If you experience a time-out issue while filling out the application, click the BACK ARROW (NOT the Reload arrow ) This will bring your completed Application back. Then you can hit the submit button again to send it.
Options for submitting an application:
1. Fill-out the on-line application below and click submit at the bottom of the page.
2. Download application by clicking "Download Application" here & send to webupdates@ABetterESetter.org Instructions are included with the download.