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Jake in NH

Jake

Jake

“Greetings!  I am Jake and I currently live in a foster home in NH.  As you can see, I am a very handsome Black & Tan English Shepherd.  You’re probably wondering about all the basics – so here they are:   I am a purebred ES, neutered male, 4 years old and UTD on all of my shots and vet visits.  I am housebroken and know all the basic commands (sit, down, come, etc.).  I am smart and will work to please people. I’m good out in public, and if you tell me to sit and stay to politely greet people, I will gladly comply. 

I am basically a good boy.  But I do have one issue:  once I become comfortable with you in your home, I may want to protect you and your property from any strangers that come by (even if they aren’t strangers to you).  My foster says that this can be managed and controlled, so long as you are willing to work with me consistently.   I do not have this issue off my own property.   I will do best in a quiet household, without a lot of coming and going. So even though I like children, they aren’t the best idea for me due to the level of activity children generate.  One or two people who get to know me will find that I am a loyal and loving companion. I also get along with other dogs, so a canine buddy is not out of the question.  My new people need to continue my training and monitor my interactions with visitors.  

Anyone who applies to adopt me will be asked to speak with my foster before the application process goes any further.  So, if you are interested in learning more about me and offering me a good home, please send an email to mconnolly@ed-llp.com and put NESR Jake in the subject line.   I am looking forward to going to my new home soon!”

 

Jasper in OK

Jasper

Jasper

I’m looking for a lady to call my own. I’m Jasper, dark, handsome and demure.
Been there, done that, I’m around 9 years old now, and ready to settle down with the woman of my dreams. I will give you love & total devotion in exchange for a quiet home.
I can be playful. I like to chase my ball, play with bones & toys, and I’m good with respectful dogs. I’m also fine with free range chickens. I’ve never met a cat. What’s that?

In my past, I’ve been a little cranky with some strangers, and preferred my one true love over the men & children in my life. Now, in my foster home, I no longer have a preference for women over men, but I am still an introvert and take my time to warm up to people. My new home will need to understand and help me with this.

I like to sleep in my crate at night. I’m housebroken, come when called, walk on a leash, and know basic obedience commands. No puppy training needed if you adopt me!

 If you want to know more about Jasper contact Kim  staroseranch@jps.net

 

 

 


 

Finn in MT - Adoption Pending

Finn

Finn

Finn with his foster brother

Finn came to NESR from a young family with lots of love but not a lot of time. He does very well with small children and babies. He has a natural affinity for keeping track and protecting his family and the homestead.  He is oh so sweet, intelligent and  sees cruising the perimeter of the property as his job.

He has a biddable nature and with a person who will take on teaching him he has great potential to take on and excel at other jobs.  He gets along great with other dogs and thanks to his foster we now know he is a natural at being a water dog, taking to rafting like his fictional namesake Huckleberry Finn.  He is such a sweetheart and so very easy to love.

At 2 1/2 years old he has a lifetime of partnering with his new family ahead of him and whoever has Finn in their lives will be very very lucky.  

For more information on Finn, please contact Ana at: mizzouliana@gmail.com

 

 

 

 

 


 

Poppy in MT - Adoption Pending

Poppy

Poppy

Poppy is a 1 1/2 yo, shaded sable, spayed female.  She is a purebred ES.  The following is a combination of her foster mom's take and my own on Poppy:  Poppy is a sweet tempered girl.  She is bright, inquisitive, willing to please and learn.  She also has a great tracking nose. She was the second ES added at her first family's home.  She went to live with her full brother from an earlier litter. 

Her intro to a younger female (my 1 yo ES) didn't go well, Poppy had readily taken to me on the several hour drive home and objected to my female's own vested interest.  Once Poppy was with males, both intact and neutered, there were no issues, just lots of running and playing.  Poppy does well with small children and new people.  She is VERY well socialized and is a real love.

The foster and I agree that Poppy loves being loved and with that comes her preference to be loved first and most, so she is a bit of an attention hog.  Her 10 yo foster brother has been a gentleman in sharing his Mom with Poppy, who likes to climb up on a lap if given a chance and took the spot the one dog only spot on the bed.  She loves to run and play with the pack and has a preference for dogs with good manners.  She would make a great companion dog for her human.  If there is one word to describe Poppy, it is Happy. Poppy is located in Missoula, Montana.

For more information on Poppy, please contact Ana at: mizzouliana@gmail.com


 

 

Duncan

 

 

 

Duncan in OH - ADOPTED

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

Wilbur

 

 

Wilbur 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.

 

Ohio Band of Brothers

Ohio


In early June, a litter of 5 purebred adolescent pups and their sire were turned into NESR. The pups were raised on a farm with minimal socialization and vetting. Upon arrival, all were very thin with poor muscle tone.  They have all put on weight and gained strength with regular exercise. They have been in foster care now for about 6 weeks and are approaching adoption readiness. 

We have termed them the Band of Brothers.  They are now 8 months old.  Their individual  listings will be added as they are ready.  There are some common things we have seen in all the pups however.   All are timid and uncertain of novel situations and people but all have shown  good resiliency.  At 8 months they are exhibiting the kind of puppy behaviors one might expect in a 4-5 month old pup. This is, in large part, due to their lack of early training and exposure to living in a home.  They are catching up and will need owners who can  provide boundaries and guidance as well as continued socialization and training.  

All have shown the desire to connect to their human fosters as well as the resident foster dogs from whom they gain confidence.  They have come leaps and bounds from their first days and have the potential to be awesome, loving companions. Individual bios on each pup are coming soon so stay tuned!  Inquiries can be directed to their coordinator, Amy Dorsch at  5goodsheps@gmail.com



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)

 

Rhett in IN

Rhett

Rhett

This is Rhett:  a 6 year old pure bred English Shepherd weighing roughly 70 or 80 pounds. He came from a breeder in Martinsville, IN and we have papers somewhere. One of Rhett’s owner’s recently passed unexpectedly and it's difficult for the other to keep him and feels bad leaving him home all day and not playing with him like he was used to. It's for this reason that we are trying to find a new home for him.

He's currently staying with me and my other two dogs in the country with a fenced in yard. He is neutered and is in great health; he was recently on an antibiotic for a skin infection caused by a tick bite. It's all cleared up now. He gets monthly flea and tick medicine and visits the vet regularly. We can provide vet and shot records. He is great with all adults and children, big and small. He gets along great with other dogs and loves to run. I have two Pit Bulls that he loves to pieces and they play constantly.

Rhett will need to go to another home that has plenty of room to run and other humans and dogs to play with. He's used to staying home with my other two dogs while I'm at work from 730a to 4p and does not stay in a kennel. Very well trained and mannered, no accidents in the house. He loves car rides! Knows all basic commands and listens well. Went through some obedience training when he was younger. Loves to chase after squirrels and deer so you have to watch him if you aren't in a fenced in area.

When I brought him to my house, he whined the first few nights so I imagine he will do that when he leaves here. I have some collars, leashes, a furminator, and some toys. Rhett is in eastern Bloomfield, IN near Solsberry and Cincinnati, IN. If you are interested in adopting Rhett, please email me at katrina.a.burgoon91@gmail.com. Rhett and I will need to meet potential new families first, as well as any other dogs in the household so that we know it's a good fit. 

 

Bob in OR

Bob

Bob

This handsome boy is Bob. Bob is a 2 year old, neutered, natural bob tailed, English shepherd looking for the right home. He’s from my Ellie x Whistle litter.

Unfortunately his previous home didn’t work out but after some time to re-get to know Bob, I feel he’s ready to find his new home. He is incredibly smart and picks up training very fast. He would thrive with a person that is looking for a real training partner. Somebody that is dog savvy with training experience.

Bob has a lot of potential to excel in agility, nose work, tracking, herding, etc. He has been exposed to sheep twice and has shown good herding instinct. He bonds very closely with his people and would do best with a single person or couple. Bob is a goofy, loving, and cuddly dog that could play frisbee all day. He follows me everywhere and wants to be in the middle of anything I’m doing. He’s completely unfazed by the vacuum, lawnmower, chainsaw... so much so that a little wariness would probably do him some good!

Bob is a great dog in so many ways but he does have some qualities that need work. He doesn’t like attention from strangers so he needs to trust he won’t be forced to “say hi” otherwise he has done well in public on leash passing people on the sidewalk and hiking trail. He’s less welcoming of strangers at home and he should be put away if guests come over. He would make an excellent watch dog! I’ve had success letting him out around certain guests and it’s not long before he’s asking for pets. He’s selective about other dogs. He gets along best with female dogs but may do ok with an easy going male. He does NOT like huskies or husky-like dogs, at all. He is good with my cat. He shows maybe a little too much interest in my rabbits.
He does not tolerate having his nails clipped and needs a lot of training to allow his feet to be touched. I am able to bathe him, brush him, give ear or eye drops but he’s untrusting with restraint.

Despite his quirks, he’s truly an awesome dog with so much potential. I feel like I’m doing him a disservice by not challenging his mind more. I just know he’s going to be the perfect dog for somebody!

Please contact me, Carrie Popp,( capop73@gmail.com ) if you’d like to know more about this special guy.

 

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.

 

TomPetty

 

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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