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Bingo in KS

Bingo is his name(o). His sable coat matches his sunny disposition, and his golden eyes are an invitation to mine his potential to be a great dog. Bingo’s astute foster says he is looking, waiting, for that “something” he knows is out there that he really, really wants. That “something“ is a strong, knowledgeable leader he can bond securely with.

Bingo is appropriately energetic for a dog his age (15 months), and, while initially in perpetual restless motion, in his current, more structured and secure environment he has learned to settle. Although he stays close to his foster when he’s outside, he’s not a clingy dog. He is smart, and with consistent coaching has really improved his leash manners and curtailed his habit of softly jumping up on people when his fondness for humans gets the better of him.

Bingo is seeking a new home because the son of his previous owner was highly allergic to dogs. He is a large dog, 50 pounds and tall. Crate trained, house trained and without destructive house habits except for a spot of counter surfing when left alone. He knows sit
and down (most of the time.). He is comfortable with the people he meets, and gets along well with all but the most jerky of dogs. He is chipped, neutered, and up-to-date on his vaccines. He cannot be in a home with cats.

If you would like to know more about this goldmine of potential, please email Margaret at and put Bingo in the subject line.


Captain in MI

3 year old Captain is almost ready for adoption. He is a very active guy, so a rural setting, maybe even a farm might be something that he would appreciate. Captain is an extra bossy English Shepherd. He needs people who have experience with, and enjoy working with a dog who can be more of a challenge. He is curious and thrived on learning basic obedience commands. He’s always lived in town and has had limited exposure to all the fun things that a dog might like to do. He may like herding or managing livestock, but has not been exposed to animals, other than dogs. Captain devotes himself to his person. He needs a home with adults and older, teen aged children only. He accepts dogs that agree that he is the boss. 
If Captain sounds like your kinda guy, email Kim   Put NESR Captain in the subject line.




Nyla in CO - ADOPTED












Fred in MN - 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.


Raider in TN - Adoption Pending

How do you do? My name is Raider. I am a 7 yr purebred male given up when my elderly breeder could no longer manage his dogs. My heartworm treatment is ongoing and I'm not quite ready for adoption yet.

I am a gentleman of a dog (you can tell by the way I cross my paws). I have an easy going, kind demeanor and a natural desire to please. I do like the ladies and tend to gravitate to women although I have learned to like and trust my foster dad as well. Kids are pretty neat too as long as they are kind, like the ones here.

I love the cat that lives here. He goes for walks with us everyday and I do not chase or harass him. I get along well with all my foster's female dogs but I am not keen on her intact male. He gives me the stink eye and I give it right back!  I would do best in a home as an only dog or in a home with girls only (I told you I was a ladies' man!)

I have spent a lot of time in a crate during my treatment. I go in willingly in command and am content to be there although I long for the day when I can be given more freedom.  I was raised and kept outside before coming to NESR and I have had to learn not to mark anything but trees and bushes. I am pretty reliable but my new owner will want to keep a watchful eye and remind if I forget. I love the house (especially this miracle you humans call air conditioning) and am happiest when I can hang out with my foster mom and lie at her feet.while she works on her computer or watches TV. I also like not having to weather thunder storms outside anymore as they make me a little nervous. I feel safe in my crate. 

My foster mom and I walk in the fields 
3-4 times a day and I respect the leash. I have actually gotten in better shape here despite being relegated to limited activity. I am trim and fit and pretty darned handsome if I do say so myself. As soon as I am cleared from the HW infection, I will be neutered and probably have my teeth cleaned. I broke some in the past and although they don't bother me, the nice people at NESR said they would help get them in better shape.  


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)


Charlie in AL - 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.



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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