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Dixie in Oklahoma

Dixie is a relatively petite but muscled 38 lb, athletic and intelligent 3-year old female Border Collie mix who needs an experienced leader with a calm disposition and a strong body. She came from a negligent and scary environment, but she has spent a long time in foster with a dog trainer in the Tulsa area and is ready to find a human or two of her own. That human MUST spend a day or two in Oklahoma with the dog trainer (or an approved nonlocal alternative) to learn how best to handle Dixie. 

In her comfort zone, Dixie is crafty, humorful, and extremely loving to her humans. That comfort zone is in the hands of a confident, cautious handler who will use her pretty good skills in obedience to allow Dixie to know what to do with novelty. In the absence of instruction, Dixie defaults to the defensive and gives herself the job of human guardian. 

Dixie would do excellently alone or with a male who needs a no nonsense lady boss, and with no other female dogs. She passively ignores calm confident cats. Dixie is extremely careful and sweet with her foster trainer's very calm two year old, so steady dog savvy older children might be able to live with her. She is muscular enough to do well in weight pull and bikejoring, and would make a phenomenal tracking (particularly something like blood trailing) partner.

Dixie is loud when separated from you and within ear range, and she will always love food and will take your absence of a "leave it" as permission to share, as she did have to fend for herself as a young dog.  These tendencies are all mellowing with age and she no longer gives her foster family any troubles at all. 

Contact Helen@doubledogmusic.com if you meet this qualifications and are interested in Dixie.


Wally in Oklahoma

Hi, I'm Wally, a two-year-old English Shepherd in Tulsa, Oklahoma. My first home didn’t do a good job of teaching me many manners.  Luckily, I landed in a rescue that was able to get me into a foster home that would teach me the manners I need to be a great companion.  Now I'm looking for the perfect forever home. 

I'm told I will need a home that will continue to give me the rules, boundaries, and limitation I need to be successful.  No children under 12, cats or livestock.  The perfect home would have experience with English Shepherds or at least herding breeds. 

If you would like more information about me, please contact Rob at rlm@scareduck.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.























Lulu in WI - 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 - ADOPTED








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.


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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