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Aisin - Irish Setter / Chocolate Labrador Retriever (medium coat) Dog For Adoption
Irish Setter Dog For Adoption in Oneida, KY, USA


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Date Listed: 03/07/2016
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Organization Name: World Animal Foundation Inc.
Location: Oneida, KY 40972
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Breed: Irish Setter
Gender: Female Female


Age: Adult
Color/Markings: Brown/Chocolate with White
Size at Maturity: Medium
Availability Date: 03/07/2016
Location: Oneida, KY, 40972
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Irish Setter Dog For Adoption in Oneida, KY, USA

Physical Attributes
Eye Color Copper
Ear Type Droopy
Tail Type Long
Coat Length Medium
Grooming Needs Low
Likes to Vocalize Some
Shedding Amount Moderate
Altered Yes
Behavioral Characteristics
OK with Kids Yes
OK with Dogs Yes
OK with Cats Yes
OK with Farm Animals Yes
Energy Level Moderate
Activity Level Moderately Active
Exercise Needs Moderate
Fence Required 6 foot
  • Yard Required
  • Housetrained
  • Likes to Play with Toys
Personality Characteristics
  • Playful
  • Timid
  • Affectionate
  • Eager to Please
  • Intelligent
  • Gentle
Additional Information
Was the Dog Found No
  • Up-to-date on Vaccinations

Posted Breed: Irish Setter / Chocolate Labrador Retriever (medium coat). Aisin was a feral (wild) dog living outside a factory in London, Kentucky. Born in the wild, she had no social interaction with humans. Factory workers left food scraps outside for her until the factory owners decided to have her shot. A local animal rescue organization, Homeward Bound Canine Rescue and Rehabilitation, trapped her to save her from being killed. Aisin arrived at the rescue frightened, unsocialized and missing much of her fur from mange. She was scared of the kennel environment and was transferred to World Animal Foundation for rehabilitation. Aisin arrived terrified of humans and hid under a bed for several days, refusing to eat or even move. She trembled and defecated if anyone came close to her. After several days she began to come out of hiding for food and water at night when no one was around. After several weeks she slowly began to take treats from humans. After a month she gained the courage to go outside during the day and slowly began interacting with other dogs. Aisin is now house broken, plays with other dogs and follows humans around. She begs for treats and now plays with toys. She will let her caretakers touch her, but is still shy and cautious. She is terrified of a leash but volunteers are slowly working to leash train her. She needs a patient family willing to continue to work with her. Whoever adopts her will need to understand that she'll probably start off shy and timid. She's very gentle, likes other dogs and does well with cats. Aisin is about 5 years old, spayed, wormed, current on vaccines and microchipped. Her hair is almost all grown back in and is now soft and shiny. Aisin is a special dog who deserves to live. She is very low maintenance and will require a fenced yard and other dogs to interact with. Her adoption fee is $150.00. If you are interested, please contact Homeward Bound at 859-490-0486 or e-mail

Irish Setter

A.K.A. : Red Setter, Irish Red Setter
Overview: The Irish Setter is one of America's favorite breeds. These dogs are loyal and protective, yet have a playful nature. He needs plenty of room to romp and enjoys being on family outings.
Breed Group: Sporting
Weight (lbs): male: 70, female: 60
Height (in): male:27, female:25
Colors: Mahogany or rich chestnut red.
Coat: Flat, straight and of moderate length with longer feathering.
Character: Irish Setters are very energetic and playful. Barking is infrequent and known for a high level of independence
Temperament: This breed gets along well with children, other dogs, and most household pets. They are extremely friendly with welcomed visitors.
Care: The coat needs regular brushing and combing every 2 to 3 days, plus some clipping and trimming.
Training: This breed trains well, with a consistent training approach. Training should begin at an early age.
Activity: The Irish Setter needs plenty of exercise, so long walks are required.
Country of Origin: Ireland
Health Issue: This breed tends to bloat and is prone to epilepsy and severe skin allergies. Also, they may suffer from eye problems and elbow and hip dysplasia.
Life Expectancy: 11-15

More About Irish Setter Breed
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