AFTER we commit to taking your Setter:
Please understand that it takes time to figure out what foster homes in your area are open to your dog. Not all foster homes can deal with puppies, escape artists, or special needs dogs! Same day service is possible, but not likely.
Let other rescues you have contacted know that you have found a place for your Setter to go. That will save them time, energy, and resources, and may even allow for them to take another Setter in need in place of your Setter!
Stick with the plan!! Making arrangements for each and every intake takes a minimum of two hours - many take much longer! In many cases, the volunteers cancel engagements or rearrange their schedules to accommodate your Setter. There is nothing more frustrating to us than to hear that little Bobby can't bear to part with his buddy or that your daughter's boyfriend's stepfather wants the dog - after we have set up five volunteers to help transport, two temporary overnight homes for the trip, a long term foster home suited to deal with your particular dog's issues, and the veterinary appointment!!!!
SOS will advise you of the name of the person who will be making the arrangements on behalf of your Setter. Confirm that this is the person with whom you are speaking. Other rescue folks have been known to falsely claim they are with SOS.
Rest assured that in nearly every case your Setter will be living in a foster home as a member of the family. We do not utilize boarding kennels. We encourage communication between the foster and the owner, so you can keep abreast of your Setter's progress!!