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Frankie in CA - Adoption Pending



Hi my name is Frankie,

I am a young, exuberant, male English Shepherd in Northern California.  I am neutered and up to date on all my shots.  I need an owner that understands English Shepherds and how to provide strong leadership.  Being the intelligent guy I am, I will make my own rules if my human doesn’t.  I love to run and fetch, and run and fetch, and run and fetch.   I just learned how to properly play with other dogs and it sure is fun. I am told I am not good with small children, all that running and squealing, I just want to make it stop. My trainer keeps saying how proud she is of me and how far I have come, whatever that means. 
I really want to go home with an active person that will take me out for lots of exercise and love me. I am ready!

The best home for me would be one where I can have a job or be actively involved in canine sports of some kind.  I also need someone that understands English Shepherds and can give me the leadership I crave.    If you are interested in sharing your home with my amazing self, please contact









Baxter in NC - ADOPTED












  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.


Bentley in TX


Hi I'm Bentley a super loving and sweet senior with much energy and spunk left but I'm calm and loyal, and do like to play with humans and doggies alike. One would never know my age! I have a gorgeous coat, am hw neg and up to date on all shots and preventatives. If you are looking for a mature but still full of life companion, please come meet me! I can't wait ~ Cheers! Bentley

You can also see Bentley online at:

There is a $150 adoption fee.

If you are interested in adopting Bentley, please contact Hilary Woodworth at 210-843-8326



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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