Gordon Highlander Rescue Program

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Our Featured Pet...

Please visit our Adoptable Pets page to meet Enki, a 3 year old male Gordon Setter available for adoption.


Gordon Highlander Rescue Program is in need of new foster homes in our region: Illinois, southern Wisconsin, western Indiana and eastern Iowa. We are looking for families familiar with sporting breeds and their need for both love and exercise. A fenced yard is needed for many of the dogs in our care, but, some of our foster dogs do well with lease-walking only. If you have a home with other dogs or cats, we will match a foster dog to your circumstances. Please contact us even if you are not in a position to adopt a dog, but would like to help a Gordon in need to a new life.

Who We Are

We are the regional rescue committee of the Gordon Setter Club of America, serving the needs of Gordon Setters in Illinois, southern Wisconsin, eastern Iowa and western Indiana. We network with other regional Gordon Setter rescue groups across the United States for the intake and adoption of Gordon Setters in need. We are licensed by the Illinois Department of Agriculture, as an animal rescue organization.

Adopting a friend

Adoption from our Program requires a written application that includes information about your family and your current pets. We ask for a personal and veterinary reference. We make a home visit to discuss dogs who would be a good match for your family. We ask that all adopting families make a donation for the Rescue care of the dog they adopted. Medical and maintenance bills for most dogs in our care are approximately $325, so by providing that donation, you allow us to continue to care for other rescued Gordons. To the best of our abilities, we will provide a complete health record of the dog you adopt. Dogs are spayed or neutered before adoption, up to date on vaccinations and microchipped. Because Gordon Setters have a high prey-drive, we prefer to place dogs in homes with fenced yards for the dogs' safety.

Come Visit Us!

Our dogs are fostered in the homes of people knowledgeable about the Gordon Setter breed, so that we can have the best possible understanding of their personalities. We do not have a shelter building. We would be glad to send additional pictures and information about available dogs. Please contact us by email or telephone to receive more information and an adoption application.
Gordon Highlander Rescue Program
Gordon Setter Club of America
DeKalb, IL 60115
Phone: 815-757-5604

Email: khubbard@niu.edu
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