About ACES

Lucky and RembrandtAnother Chance for English Setters (ACES) was founded in 1999.  In 2002, the IRS classified ACES as a tax-exempt charitable organization, as defined in IRS Regulation 501(c)(3).  Over the years, our rescue has grown into a national organization with volunteers and adopters across the country.

ACES does not maintain a central location; we have foster homes in many states.  ACES depends on the dedication of our selfless volunteers and our generous donors; without them we would not be in the rescue business.  Since its inception, ACES has helped more than 1,900 English Setters.

Mission Statement

OliveOur mission is to provide appropriate, committed forever homes for dogs in need and to continue to care for ACES foster dogs that cannot be placed in adoptive homes. ACES also promotes responsible pet ownership and engagement with our community of adopters, volunteers and supporters.

Rescue Policies

BunnyACES accepts pure-bred English Setters, based on visual inspection or documentation.  Setter mixes will be accepted on a space-available basis.  If the dogs' breeder can be determined, they will be notified and given the opportunity to reclaim the dog.  ACES will not release any information regarding previous owners or breeders to new adopters unless mutually agreed upon by all parties.

All ACES dogs will be spayed or neutered, will receive current vaccinations and will be dewormed and tested for heartworm.  Any other diagnosed medical conditions will also be treated, but we cannot guarantee the health of every ACES dog.  All ACES foster dogs will live inside and be a part of their foster family.

SebastianAll applications for adoption will be assigned to an adoption counselor and will be thoroughly screened.  Information on the application is only shared with volunteers involved in the screening process.  ACES volunteers will contact veterinary references and personal references and will conduct a home visit.

All adopters must have a fenced yard, and all pets in the home must be spayed and neutered.  ACES setters will not be adopted out solely for hunting purposes.  All ACES dogs will be placed in homes where they will be kept indoors with the family.  ACES reserves the right to refuse any application for adoption.

Nonprofit Status

CarterPublic education about English Setters and rescue is very important to ACES, and we attend as many public events as possible.  ACES conducts fundraising to defray the veterinary and other costs incurred by rescue.  We are a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization, so every donation is tax deductible.  ACES is listed with GuideStar, the national database of nonprofit organizations.  Donations can be sent to:

Another Chance for English Setters
c/o Pat Bonetti, Secretary/Treasurer
51 Louden Road
Saco, ME 04072

You can also make a donation with your credit card via Paypal.

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