Mac on the couch with Dad

  • Adopted: 10-01-07
  • Gender: Male
  • Age: 2 yrs
  • Size: 39 lbs
  • Color: Orange
  • Cats: Yes
  • Dogs: Yes
  • Traits: N/A

Howdy Pard’ners! Gather around and hear the story of the infamous Quick Paw McGraw…

QUICK PAW MCGRAW is a 2-year-old orange belton field setter, weighing 39 pounds. Not just any setter, mind you, but the fastest, craftiest setter in the Midwest. This boy had been on his own and riding the range for some time. Now everyone knows, a setter shouldn’t be living on his own, and a pretty little lady with ACES went out and rescued him. When she saw that he wasn’t using his right front paw, she took him to the vet. Turns out Mac had been shot and that ol’ leg of his was no good. His elbow joint was shattered and his shoulder muscle had started wasting away. Brave ol’ Mac went under the knife and his leg was amputated.

Mac is definitely a different dog now…and that ain’t just because he’s short a limb! This boy has gone from an elusive, skinny wrangler covered in fleas and ticks to a well-groomed, loving and loyal house pet. Us cowboys don’t like to get sweet or nothin’ but Mac, well he’s just the best. He loves everyone in his foster family – both two-legged and four-legged members. He’s not the loner he once was and would really like to have his people around during the day and the company of another dog. He loves to play with his fur siblings, and, to date, he hasn’t found the cat, but she’s pretty crafty herself!

When his pretty little lady is at work, Mac likes to go to doggy daycare and romp with the other city dogs. The folks at the daycare say he’s the biggest sweetie. Like most boys who have been on their own a while, Mac can be nervous about new environments. Just give him some time to warm up and you’ll find he’ll take a cotton to you, just like he did his foster family and the daycare folks. He’s done learnt a lot about living in a house. Mac has the doggy door down pat, that housetraining business looks to be about mastered, and he’s a’ working on this new contraption called a leash. Don’t let Mac’s new looks fool ya none, he still loves to run and enjoys the outdoors. Only now, he can come inside and be loved in return.


A message from Mac's Mom, Gabi:   Here is a photo of my two guys watching television on Saturday night.  You should see Glenn and Mac together. Mac is just the love of his life I swear.  It is hysterical.  He is such a sweet dog and a real hoot too. Like I said, he is his father’s pride and joy.