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Merry Katie in TN




NESR Merry Katie came into NESR at the beginning of the year.  She and her litter of pups were picked up as strays by local animal control.  After her pups were adopted, she was pulled by NESR and fostered by a long time ES owner/breeder who couldn’t walk away from this poor little mother in dire straits.  Katie has undergone treatment for a uterine infection, an infection in her stomach lining and heartworms.  Through it all she kept her happy demeanor and endeared herself to her foster mom.   

She is good in the house, gets along with other dogs (some females provoke her) and cats. She is accustomed to a crate but objects to it sometimes.  This could be a result of confinement during her HW treatment.  She knows sit, is working on down, seems to have an understanding of stay and walks well on a leash. She loves every human she meets and her tail is always wagging.  She would appreciate a home where her people were home most of the time.  Her foster gave her the nickname Merry as a tribute to her merry ways and because she reminded her of another cherished ES of that name.  Although MK doesn’t quite fit the physical mold of an ES , she is ESy in personality.  She is a small dog between 30-40#.

MK’s original foster mom, the one who pulled a sad little dog from the shelter and saw her through the difficult and uncomfortable battles with her health, sadly succumbed to her own chronic illness at the end of March, just days after MK finished her final HW treatment.  No doubt MK misses this kind woman who gave so much of herself in spite of her own health challenges.  Merry Katie is very intelligent, intuitive and loving.  The heart of gold she brought with her when things were at their worst for her is still there now burnished to perfection by her first foster whose heart shown just as gold and bright.

Merry Katie is currently located in middle TN.  If you would like to learn more about adopting her,  please contact Ana at





Pixie in MO - ADOPTED



They call me Pixie, but you may call me Pixie Sparkles.  I sparkle in every way.  

I am a 4-5 year old, 45 pound, very English Shepherdy girl with amber eyes that perfectly match my fur colors.   My former owner gave me up so I could have a better life, as her health issues were preventing her from giving me the time and exercise she knew I deserved.  I was sad, because I loved her, but, being of an amenable, adaptable and reasonably confident nature, I quickly settled into my foster home.  

I have never met a cat, dog, child, or adult I didn’t like. There are three cats of varying personalities, one other English Shepard dog and two horses in my foster home. I love riding in the car and enjoy sitting quietly in the passenger seat.  I am enthusiastic about interacting with people, but despite my enthusiasm and abundance of energy, I know to make the actual physical interaction gentle. 

My human acquaintances, for some reason, are pleased that I am not much of a barker, or chewer of non-food objects in the home. And I am house trained. My love to be cuddled and petted or on your lap or by your side extends to most people I meet.

Coordinator’s note:  Pixie is heartworm negative, UTD on shots and worming.  She is suitable for almost any home, but would be happiest in one that provides affection, attention, and sufficient mental and physical exercise to work off her energy. You can see Pixie on YouTube at:

For more information about Pixie, please contact Margaret at: and put Pixie in the subject line.


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)


Bella in FL



  • Name    Bella
  • Age        3 1/2
  • Sex        F               
  • Spayed
  • Up to date on all immunizations.
  • Full house trained, knows all basic commands.
  • She lives in a townhouse with several cats. Is fine with all dogs but has not lived with any others.
  • She would be best suited in a home with property, a place to run and a fence. Even though she has spent much of her life in apartment dwelling. She loves to be outside.
  • She is friendly with all animals. She has not been around small children other than at parks. We have had no negative experiences with her in that setting.
  • She is purebred ES. We have papers.
  • She is in Deerfield Beach, FL
  • Contact name is Cherie Shea. Email: Phone number is 954-444-2550














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



Age: 3 years old
Sex: Male
Weight: 60 lbs  
House trained: Yes
Crate trained: Yes
Good with dogs: No
Good with cats: No
Good with kids: Yes - 12 and older

Tom Petty (Tommy) is a collie mix that is approximately three years old. He loves people, attention, and a lot of activity. Tommy is housebroken and crate trained. 

He is one of those dogs that will need a strong and experienced leader that is  willing to work with him on a daily basis. 

Tommy would do best with older children (12 or older), no other dogs due to his high activity level and the fact he likes to plays rough sometimes.  He also loves to go on long walks and is presently learning basic commands.

He is being fostered in TN.

For more information about Tom Petty (aka Tommy) please contact Tri-State Collie Rescue at: or see him on their website at:





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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