• Adopted: 10-08-13
  • Gender: Male
  • Age: 6 yrs
  • Size: 50 lbs
  • Color: Orange
  • Cats: Unknown
  • Dogs: Yes
  • Traits: A sweet calm setter that loves to go for walks on a leash.

Hi my name is Van.   I'm a beautiful orange and white English Setter boy.  I’m 50 pounds and 6 years young.  I'm working on gaining a little more weight, which I don’t mind.  My foster parents say I had a tough life before ACES but you would never know that now.   I just finished my heartworm treatment and I feel great!  

I am pretty calm for a setter and I love to lay around the house and have my belly rubbed.  I have never tried to get on the furniture… I don't really see the point because I have an amazing dog bed that is so comfortable. 

During the day I stay home with my foster brother (a Pomeranian) and keep an eye on the house for mom and dad.  They never have to worry about me alone in the house because I don't chew and I'm house trained.  Then they get home, I'm usually right where they left me (sleeping on the dog bed) or walking around the house with my favorite bone.

My foster sister Sadie is an English pointer. She is my best friend here and we chase the birds around the back yard (the birds don't care for us too much). My other foster brother Rory (boxer) can be grumpy; he never really warmed up to me.  I’m okay with that - I just ignore him and give him his space.

My foster family has taken me to the lake a bunch and I love the boat.  I also enjoy a nice swim every now and then, but won't jump in unless my people tell me it is okay. 

I know exactly what a leash is and LOVE walks around the block!  All the neighbors love me and we make treat stops.   If you are looking for a sweet, sweet setter, then I'm the dog for you! I'm a calm boy just looking for some LOVE.


Laura Lin, ACES Setter Sidekick, hopes that sweet Van finds lots of LOVE in a forever home very soon!

Steve, Teri & Miss Sophia Sauer hope that Van will be happily walking around a new neighborhood and making forever friends soon!