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Kylee in Northern California



Kylee is a 3 year old, spayed English Shepherd. Through no fault of her own she is now looking for a new home. Due to a change in her family's living situation they can no longer keep her.

She is currently in northern California near the Oregon border. She grew up with children and older, dog-savvy kids would be just her speed. She is used to suburban living and has no farm experience. She could be excellent at rodent removal work as her prey drive is there. Because of her prey drive, NESR is looking for a home for Kylee without cats.

She is very loyal would love to be someone's one and only - well loved and cared for. All the changes in her life have left her a little anxious and confused. So patience and consistency will be key to bringing out the best in this girl.

If you are interested in learning more about Kylee, please contact Ana at . Place "NESR Kylee" in the subject line of your email.


Gage in MD - ADOPTED






















Zeke in KS - 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.





This 4-year-old, neutered boy is looking for a special home, as he has an issue. He has Progressive Retinal Atrophy. He will end up losing his vision entirely.

Widget is an English Shepherd (of course!), who is a very sweet tempered and a people friendly guy. We are looking for a home for him that would preferably not have young children, due to his vision issue. He has lived with cats and seems to get along well with them. He also seems to get along well with other dogs, but with his oncoming vision issue, he sometimes gets startled easily in closed we think a home without dogs would be preferable, but that is to be determined on a case by case basis. He did live with his brothers and sisters until recently, so he is socialized, under supervision, with his vision issue. He is housebroken, leash trained and well mannered.

Widget is new to us and we will let you know more about him as we get to know him better. In the meantime, if you would like to learn more about Widget please contact Russ Ball at .







Barney in AS



NESR Barney is a 9-month-old brindle tricolor English Shepherd. A breeder surrender, he has been with us now for about two months. Skittish under some circumstances still, and scared of confined spaces, but lots of sit-on-the-dog time has brought him out of his shell some. Plays well with our two dogs, and adores our older male. Walks at a respectful heel on our walks through the forest by ourselves, but he gets rambunctious when the others come with. Does surprisingly well with strangers; while he doesn’t seek them out, he will sniff at them. Still prefers his safe spaces (his crate, under the kitchen table, next to my chair in the living room, or on the sofa) and will go between them if given a choice. The other dogs are trying to teach him that the world is bigger than those four places, and sometimes he listens. Gets car sick, though timing his trips and medication (Benedryl and/or dramamine) help. Ironically, the pickiest eater I have ever encountered, and the least food-motivated. His behavioral issues remind me very much of the Operation New Beginnings dogs (i.e. we believe he was undersocialized), though I think he is in much better shape than they were. A very athletic little guy who still has to grow into his body; he’s currently 45 lbs. and could comfortably reach 50 lbs as an adult. Currently in central Arkansas.

If you are interested in learning more about Barney, please contact Ana at Place NESR Barney in the subject line of your email.

Cora in Co - ADOPTED


Cora is a 3 year old tri English Shepherd from unknown parentage.  She is in basic training right now.  She won't be available for adoption for several months.  She will not be a candidate for a house with children under 15.

We will post more about Cora as we get to know her better.







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.



Tom Petty in TN - 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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