Adopting An Irish Setter


Some additional things to keep in mind before adopting an Irish Setter.....
It is important to remember that Irish Setters are Sporting Dogs that were bred to run and hunt birds. Adult Irish Setters need plenty of exercise and generally, younger dogs have a higher energy level. Be certain you are willing and able to accommodate this need.

Irish Setters do not do well separated from "their people" and consequently do not do well as "outside only" dogs. For this reason, we require that all our rescue dogs be house dogs.

For more information refer to
This is the Irish Setter page on this site.

Irish Setter Rescue Policies and Procedures:

  • Each Rescue dog is spayed or neutered before being placed
  • Rescue carefully screens for medical and temperament problems. Medical treatment is obtained as needed.
  • All vaccinations are brought up to date and if needed, heart worm testing is provided for each dog. Each dog is permanently ID'ed by microchip or tattoo.
  • Finally, each dog is bathed and groomed before going to it's new home.

We ask a donation be made to Irish Setter Rescue to help offset the necessary expenses for each dog. Spay or neuter expenses, vaccinations, heartworm treatment and other expenses can add up. Donations may vary depending on circumstances and age of the dog.

Any dog adopted may be returned at any time. Rescue carefully matches people with individual dogs, usually resulting in lifelong placement. If a dog placed by Rescue can not be kept, the dog must be returned to Irish Setter Rescue.

To adopt a rescue dog

Fill out the application for adoption (Printable or Online) or contact: Marilee Larson, Rescue Coordinator.

return your application to Marilee Larson. There are 2 different ways to fill out the adoption application, one is a pdf form that can be printed, filled out and mailed to Marilee.  The other is an online form, just fill out and click the email button - it will go directly to Marilee.

let Marilee know if you are interested in obtaining more information on a dog listed on our site. Every effort is made to keep our listings current, but there may be additional dogs that have just become available. Please inquire. Our listing pages are currently being reorganized and updated. Please check with Marilee Larson for more information.

And finally...
after your application is reviewed and approved you will be notified when an appropriate dog becomes available for your consideration. You will be asked to sign a contract when adopting an Irish Setter Rescue dog.

555 Harlan St.
San Leandro, CA 94577
(510) 483-1231
(510) 305-4410

Help of any kind is always welcome, and we are in need of foster homes. Financial contributions are gratefully accepted and can be sent to the ISCA Foundation using this form:

ISCA Foundation
Jay Zirkle, Treasurer
34553 Deerwood Drive
Eugene, OR 97405