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Ruby in MT

Hi Ruby here.  I lived the first year and a half of my life in a backyard with no one to interact with,  so I am extremely shy.  I have a sweet personality and love to snuggle.  My forever home should know how to handle extremely undersocialized dogs.  I am a natural bobtail sable and white female, spayed, up to date on all my vaccinations and heartworm negative. 

If you would like more information on adopting me please contact Kathi at


Mojo in SC

My name is Mojo. I am part of a group of dogs given up by our breeder as he could no longer care for us.  I am a 42#, 6 month old old purebred boy.  My brothers and I were free range, outside dogs and had little handling or training. Since coming to my foster home, I have learned so much!

 I am housebroken and crate trained. I know "sit" and that I must "wait" at doors and before I get to eat. My leash work and recall have been started and I am pretty good at both. I get along well with other dogs and love to play (my foster mom is a trainer so I get to meet all kinds of other dogs). My foster home doesn't have cats but I don't chase the strays that come around.  I like people and have no problem approaching strangers whether they be men, women or kids. I do fine in the car and have handled trips to the vet like a champ. I am up to date on vaccinations, on HW preventative and will be neutered soon. I may still startle at new things but I rebound quickly. I will do best in a home that will continue my socialization and introduction to the big wide world. 

I've got my "mojo working" to find just the right forever home. If you think you're it contact and put my name in the subject line. I am currently in SC.







Abby in MI


Abby is a year old female purebred English Shepherd. She has made progress recently and is much more confident. Abby now needs a forever home with someone who has a soft voice and gentle hand. She would enjoy having other dogs in the household who will model proper behavior.

Abby is obedience & house trained and well mannered. She walks very well on leash. Some things excite her but she is improving with time & guidance. Abby likes cats, thinks poultry is tasty and has no experience with children.

If you think that you might be the right adopter for Abby, please contact Kim at Write "NESR Abby” in the subject line of your email.


Kylee in Northern CA - 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.

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.


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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