Click on the links below to read more about each dog Joan has owned - and LOTS of pictures!
Hello. My Name is Joan Fiser and I share my life and home with 4 Irish Setters; Dewey, Drummer, Diddle and Marley. I have been in the Irish Setter world since 1970. My first dog, Sparky, I bought for $50. How the times have changed. I have shared my life with 17 setters, 11 of them have been rescues.
Since being in setters, I have been involved with rescue. Not only with our club ,Golden Triangle Irish Setter, but also with our parent club, Irish Setter Club of America. I’ve been with them since 1999. I was a founding member of Rainbow Animal Refuge and board member. I also was a founding member of the Butler Dog Training Association and a board member. I have been a board member with Butler County Humane Society, and active with that association. All of these places are still going strong. I love to adopt the old gray faces of these Irish setters. I'm sorry to say we will always have the need for rescue.
I'm happy to say that I'm retired now after 31 years of working shifts at INDSPEC Chemical Corp. While working, I also open Pet Wellness and Training Center. We sold all natural dog and cat food & made our own dog treats. We taught dog obedience and had all breed dog grooming. Lisa Edwards, who is also a member of our club, was the groomer and help to teach the puppy classes. Both Lisa and I are CGC evaluators. I trained my Dewey…Int'l and Grand Ch. Kenobi Just Do It RN, CGC, TT, TDI for his Rally Title and Lisa showed him for me. Dewey was the first Irish Setter to earn the first Rally Novice title in 2005. This was first time AKC offered the title. When I talked to the parent club about this, they said every dog that day was the first. If you go to Lisa's page you can see a picture of them. Thank You Lisa….. I also want to thank Coleen McGee who is also in our club. Coleen has been my handler in the show ring since forever…. She put the Championship on my very first show dog. Ch. Kenobi Grand Rendition CGC TT TDI. I would also like to thank the Lee's, Joe and Gerry of Kenobi Kennel, for selling me Harry and Dewey. Then, thanks to them, I leased a bitch from them and used Dewey. The first litter of Redheart Kennel was born. July 23, 2009. This is how I got Diddle, CH.Redheart Kenobi Over The Moon CGC TT .
Marley is my latest rescue, that has been with me for about a year.
Drummer is Int’l CH Ballymera Glory Days of March, CGC TT.
Thanks to having setters in my life I have had the pleasure of meeting so many
Int'l and AM GCH Ballymera Glory Days of
March, CGC (Drummer)
In September 2009, I became the owner of another male, sired by my "Dewey". His name is Redheart Kenobi Over the Moon, "Diddle". Watch for pictures of him very soon. I have decided on Redheart for my kennel name.
Hello everyone, my name is Marley. I was in rescue once before for about a week, a couple of years ago. My owner had put me there because they had to move to where the husband could find work. I was 8 years old. Not part of the move. (Let’s see, we take our favorite chair & all the clothes, plates and sheets and pillow cases, lamps……..you get the idea!) But one of the family members, she gets rehomed. I was just getting used to being without my favorite person and guess what who shows up to take me home? I guess the move fell through. I knew she loved me and fought to get me back. When all the papers were signed, she swore she would never ever part with me again. I’m going on 11 years old now and I live in western PA. My owner who swore she would never ever give up… well what can I say? God didn’t give me a voice so the rescue people speak for me. This lady who is now feeding me, taking me to the vets and giving me rides in the van, is now my new MOM. I share my home with 4 brothers all red like me. I’m the only girl other than Mom, in this big old dog friendly house. I also get to meet other dogs when their owners go on vacation. I have so many pillows to pick from to lie on. My new mom stays in contact with my other family. She sends pictures of me all of the time. Mom never questions why people do what they do to their animals and she says she can’t really judge them. I guess until we are faced with the problem of giving up your pet for your family, we can never say what we would do. My mom said a lot of tears fell that day when I was handed over to her. I just thought I was going for another ride. I was told I was on vacation and if my other family could ever manage to take me back, Mom would drive me to them. So for now, I’m eating good food, sleeping as long as I want, going out and taking long walks in the yard with my brothers….and even taking naps in the Sun, when it decides to come out here in western Pa. So, I guess you could say I’m on a very nice vacation; Growing Older, Loving my new Life, AND Thanks GTISC for giving me my new family.
To read more about Johnny, see his Happy Endings Page