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Baxter in NC



Baxter is a beautiful 2 year old English Shepherd who was placed in a shelter in rural NC because he would not herd cows. He is neutered, utd on his vaccinations, weighs about 48 pounds, and on HW prevention. He tested positive for Lyme disease and was treated with a course of doxycycline. He has also received a Lyme vaccine.

The special thing about Baxter is that he almost always has a smile and a relaxed, confident stance. He has never met a stranger be it a human or a dog, and has an even temperament. I’ve never seen him get upset or react when his foster siblings bother him. Baxter loves to play with other dogs, go on walks, and cuddle with his human. He is more of a lover than a working dog and is not shy about asking for attention. There is never a shortage of kisses from this sweet boy. He would be a perfect family dog where he would be a part of the clan, get lots of love and attention, and stimulation.

He is active, intelligent, and willful like all good English Shepherds but is eager to please. He plays with other dogs but shows no interest in toys or fetch games. I toss a ball or a rope for him and he just looks at me like, “ok, don’t know why you did that but I’ll go check this other thing out.” He loves food and eats too fast so he eats out of a crazy bowl. I’ve never seen him show food aggression or resource hoarding.

Baxter would do well to continue learning basic obedience training and boundaries. If you are interested in adopting Baxter or have any other questions, feel free to email Gina at






  Bella in NV- 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.


Katee in OK


Katee is a Very Sweet, Loving, and Friendly girl who got a Very Rough start in life. She is Shy, Timid, and Scared but is Very Eager to Trust, to Please, and to Be Loved.

Right now we are working on her gaining some weight, and improving her dry skin, and her dull, dry, thin hair. We are also working on her trust and confidence, walking properly on leash, and a few basics (sit, down, and waiting at doors and gates). She has already shown improvement in just 3 days and will continue to blossom. Katee is definitey a "Diamond in the Ruff" and is quickly learning what a "Loved and Happy" dog's life is Truely like!

Keep an eye out for more updates, pictures, and videos of Katee's progress. For more information about Katee please email Shezan at



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)





Annie in WI - ADOPTED






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.



Bailey & Bogart



Bailey and Bogart in VA - 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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