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Hogarth in OH - AVAILABLE

Hi, my name is Hogarth but my foster family has been calling me Hoagie. I am a five-year-old English Shepherd currently living in Central Ohio, but I would love to find my forever home. I am crate trained, housetrained and know my basic commands. I am very affectionate. I love my people so much that I'm happiest when I am right next to them, sleeping at their feet or following them around the house. I'm wary of strangers, but once I know you're my friend, I will love you forever. I also like to spend time with other dogs, and have been meeting many new dog friends at daycare and obedience classes. The people there say that I would be content in a home with another friendly dog. I would also be happy to be the only dog in the house, simply because I could then have all of your attention to myself.

I am very active and can relax much better if I'm tired at the end of the day. I love to play in my backyard and will catch Frisbees, but I'm still working on bringing them back. I also love to play with my giant ball. I am protective of my people and I don't care for others coming close to my yard. I will bark at strangers but if you're there to tell me it's okay, I will stop. Even though I have excellent recall, I need to be on a leash for daily walks since I am much too interested in the passing traffic.

If you think you could be my new family, please contact my NESR Coordinator Gina Thatcher at I can't wait to meet you.

Ginnie & Puppies in MN - ADOPTED














Rebel in TN - 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 - ADOPTED








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)










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.





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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