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Jaeger in NC

 Hi!  I'm Jaeger, a 4 1/2 month old energetic but easygoing  English Shepherd that loves people and would really love to have a person or family to call my own and to adore.  I like people of all kinds; little ones, medium ones and adults. Kids are great.Cats are OK. I try to play with the cats at my foster house but they ignore me. I like other dogs of all kinds. I am probably going to be a bigger ES because I have big ole feet and big bone but you never know for sure until I'm grown.  I attended my foster mom's book club meeting this week and welcomed 8 ladies to the house and received lots of pets and hugs - it was heaven.  I hung around with them until i got tired and then I just laid down next to my foster mom and chilled.  That's just the kind of guy I am.  I stay close when  I'm outside and don't look all the time for a chance to dash away, I'm going to be a true English shadow. I am on my way to being house trained but I'm not quite there yet.  I am very easy to train because I want to please and pay attention.  I am located inNC at my foster home.

Jaeger will be placed through the National English Shepherd Rescue and if you'd like to know more about him, contact Laree (sounds like Marie) at Wetolt@gmail.com or Jane  at Jmmc224@aol.com




Captain in OK

 Atten-SHUN!  Captain on Deck!  

Captain is now located in Tulsa OK, where he is having new adventures with a trainer/foster. Check back soon for an update on all the new things this active 4 year old has learned.

Captain has been waiting for his forever home for way too long. If you are interested in adopting Captain, please contact Kim at staroseranch@jps.net  Please put NESR Captain in the subject line.













Dixie in Oklahoma- ADOPTED










Wally in Oklahoma-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.



Saoirse (pronounced Sore-Shah) is a delightful 5 year old purebred English Shepherd who came to NESR in February. She is eager to please, a fast learner, and food motivated. She's gotten along with all dogs and people she has met. She loves to play and has even enticed my very cranky 13 year old ES to gently play. She's about 43 pounds with a gorgeous black teflon coat. The plan is to spay her later in March and then start looking for the perfect home for her before I fall so in love with her I can't let her go.








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)


Biscuit in SC

 Meet Biscuit! He is a 4-year-old, neutered male. He is up to date on all vaccines, including heartworm and tick preventatives. He is a healthy boy, with anxiety being his struggle in life. He is very timid and easily startled, and he is looking for a confident human! He is scared of new people who enter his home and tends to nip from behind when scared. Once he knows someone, he is genuinely loving, affectionate, and goofy. Despite his anxiety, he is wonderful at the vet and the groomer.

Biscuit currently lives in Charleston, SC, sadly without a yard to run around in, which would be his dream. As a purebred ES, he would be ecstatic to have a yard or simply plenty of outside room to run and play, maybe even with a friend! He has been great with other dogs but prefers to meet off-leash as this is less stressful for him. He has grown up around smaller dogs and is a very fun play buddy. He enjoys long walks, chasing, running, and hiking, and loves to zoom around in streams by the river. He absolutely needs a human who is very confident with shepherds, and who has the time and knowledge to bring Biscuit out of his shell and build his confidence.

Biscuit is truly adored in his current home, but he deserves to be active, happy, and confident. The right human would greatly enrich his life! The contact info for Biscuit is 706-755-4003, or mdgarren.15@gmail.com














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.


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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