Rescue & Adoption

Gordon Setter Rescue Program
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The Gordon Setter Club of America’s Rescue program is a network of regional Gordon Setter rescue programs from across the United States. These nonprofit programs are run independently by volunteers from each regional Gordon Setter club. Availability of dogs varies from region to region. The ages of the dogs tend to range from 8 months to 10 years, and dogs are spayed or neutered as a condition of placement.

The dogs available for adoption through rescue come from several different sources. Some we find in animal shelters. Some are turned over to our programs because of a change in family circumstances such as a divorce or job transfer, or because the owners were not prepared for the energy level of a young Gordon. Occasionally, when a true rescue dog is not available, we also assist GSCA breeders in placing adult dogs whose homes did not work out, because most offer a lifetime return policy. The rescue dogs and potential owners are carefully evaluated to insure the best possible placement for each dog.

If you’re interested in adopting a rescued Gordon, look through our listing of Gordons available for adoption or check out regional listing of Rescue Contacts and contact the rescue program closest to you.

Donations are always gratefully accepted to help Gordons in need. Funds can be designated to one of the following funds:

National Rescue Fund – Assists with transportation/relocation costs, emergency vet care in areas with no GSCA affiliated club, and grants to our local clubs/area committees to help with their rescue efforts.

Rosie Medical Emergency Fund – provides grants to our affiliated clubs/area committees to help pay for medical expenses that go above and beyond the normal medical care incurred by rescue.

Donations can be mailed to:
GSCA National Rescue Treasurer
Carla Joyce
1056 Richards Road
White, GA 30184