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Merry Katie in TN - ADOPTED










Pixie in MO - ADOPTED





Hogarth in OH - ADOPTED


NESR Dogs in Foster
These dogs are in foster care with NESR but are not yet ready for adoption.  We hope this allows you to follow the progress of these dogs as they prepare to move toward adoption.





Owner Referral

Part of our mission is to assist owners of English Shepherds in finding new homes for their dogs when they can no longer take care of them. The following dogs are listed as a service to those who must give up their dogs and prefer not to surrender them to a shelter.

Since we have not seen or evaluated these dogs, we cannot make any representation or take responsibility for any dog's temperament or health. Prospective adopters should contact the owner of a dog directly.

Criteria for listings on NESR website
Listings submitted by an accredited rescue are complimentary. We ask for a supporting donation from owners listing their dogs.

All listings should include:

  • Name of the dog
  • Picture(s), preferably side and front view
  • Age and sex
  • Health/medical information, Including whether spayed/neutered
  • Training
  • Current situation the dog is living in
  • The type of environment best suited for the dog to be successful
  • Purebred ES or ESy dog
  • Current location (City, State)
  • Contact information for the current owner

Listings cannot include:

  • ‘Adoption fee’ if the dog is currently owned by a private party
  • Breeder’s name (we ask that the breeder, if known, be contacted for assistance in rehoming the dog)


Shep in LA


  • Name of the dog - SHEP (call name) Official Registered Name - Southern Homestead's Shep
  • Age and sex -  DOB - Jan 10, 2011 - Male 
  • Health/medical information, Including whether spayed/neutered - Current on all Shots and Tests - Neutered
  • Training - No Official Known of
  • Current situation the dog is living in - I have been Fostering Shep since November 2016. His owner lost his wife and was too old to care for him. Shep was kept in a 12 x 12 pen on a 60 acre farm for his 1st 6 years. Shep currently lives with me in a small home with 2 other dogs, Gypsy (Afghan/Spaniel mix, 25lbs) and Pal (Dachsund). He gets along well with the other dogs! There is a Doggy Door for all dogs to Come & Go from the Back Yard (Fenced & Medium size-ish). Since I have taken him in, he is trying very hard to mimic the other two dogs behavior, Eager to Please!....You can see in his eyes, He is amazed!! He has gone through a few stages, thinking He is Pal the Dacshund (lapdog) and now Gypsy the Afghan/Spaniel Mix (excited Vertical Jumper!) I am Self-Employed and not home many hours of the day! So, Shep has very limited activity!
  • The type of environment best suited for the dog to be successful - Shep is in Need of a Home where He knows Who and What He is! Here He is still adjusting to an Indoor/Outdoor environment with other dogs, but I can see in his eyes He is Desperate for that Personal 'One-on-One" Connection and Attention!  He has no formal Training that I am aware of.... However, He does exhibit the Shepherd Behavior!! In the morning, when I get up, He follows behind my left knee and nudges!!  He Needs More Than I can Give Him!!
  • Purebred ES : I have a "English Shepherd Club Registry" Certificate for Shep!!
  • Current location (City, State) - Covington, Louisiana
  • Contact information for the current owner - Karen Boudreaux - - (985) 276-8119


Tiny in TX



Name: Tiny
Age: 2 yrs
ESy Male intact, but he will be neutered before adoption

Health: Overall good health. Currently being treated for Lyme disease, but shows no symptoms. Heartworm negative and current on vaccinations.
Training: Housebroken and will come when called. Other training is in progress. He is very quiet and submissive.
Home: Came from a ranch with multiple other dogs. Currently living in a suburban home with 2 other dogs.
Best environment: A home with one or two other dogs, but not a large pack. Tiny needs to build self-confidence and would flourish in a home where he can get ample undivided attention.
Pure ES or ESy: Most likely ESy
Location: Frisco, TX (just N of Dallas)
Contact info: Sherry at Plantation Pet Health Center.  972-731-0001 or











Other Rescue Organizations
The following dogs are with other Rescue Organizations and are possibly not English Shepherds but they are English Shepherdish enough to be listed here. All adoptions are handled by the fostering Rescue Group. Please contact them or visit their web sites for more info about these dogs and other fine dogs they have in rescue!

PetFinder is a website devoted to listing dogs from shelters and rescue groups around the country. You can search PetFinder by breed or region to find the right dog for your family.

There are often English Shepherds listed on the PetFinder pages although sometimes the breed identification seems a little iffy. However, here are some dogs currently on the PetFinder website who are either ES or ESy. NESR has no connections with any of these organizations and makes no promises regarding the dogs listed here from PetFinders. We offer this list in the interest of one stop shopping...

If you have any questions about finding what you're looking for on PetFinders email Lynn for help.




Tom Petty in TN - ADOPTED







Bentley in TX - ADOPTED






NESR performs a temperament evaluation on all dogs it is considering bringing into rescue. NESR reserves the right to decline any dog based on the needs/temperament of the dog and the qualifications of foster homes available at the time.

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