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Angel in MO

An Angel waiting for her heaven on earth! At 7 years young Angel is 60 pounds of inquisitive English Shepherd searching for someone waiting for the devotion she is willing to give.
Since being surrendered to NESR by her aging owner whose health is declining, Angel has joined a foster with his own female English Shepherd, experienced in helping NESR rescues learn new skills in a positive atmosphere.

After a good initial visit to the local veterinarian, where Angel was well behaved and received all needed care and vaccinations (Angel is already spayed), Angel enjoyed a good scrub and trim from the groomer that made her feel like a pup again. The foster says she adores being groomed. Actually, Angel thoroughly enjoys receiving attention. The NESR evaluator said that when she and Angel first met, Angel came over and leaned into her affectionately. The evaluator also reported that Angel is very intelligent, she was focused on the current surroundings and looked to her owner for direction, clearly understanding something new was up.

Angel is attentive to her foster and wants to learn what is being asked of her. It is a more active and socially engaging life for Angel now. From meeting the foster’s horses, a new relationship with another female English Shepherd her age, to working things out with visiting cats, she is coping with all the change well. Another part of her day is heading to the foster’s work most afternoons, where she can meet customers and though shy, is open to attention from them after being introduced. Angel has good recall. On a leash Angel pulls and expects you to go where she wants to. According to the previous owner, that was usually after neighborhood squirrels. Cats should be fine with Angel after a proper introduction, observation, and guidance. She has always had small dogs in the household but would certainly enjoy receiving all the attention as an only dog. The foster has not had the opportunity to expose Angel to any children up close and personal. A home with no small children may be a good choice for Angel. Her new forever owner should be prepared to train with patience and love. Angel’s desire to make her humans happy along with her intelligence should give her the drive to succeed. Angel is not a high energy girl and does great in vehicles. She would love a forever home with a place to run, walks, adventures, and time being the partner to someone busy with chores, complete with plenty of cuddling and quiet time, as humans seem to be the light of her life.

If this is you, please email Laura at laurawrapsit@gmail.com and we’ll talk about giving Angel her forever home. I am looking forward to hearing from you!or apply at our online adoption form.  


Jack in MD - ADOPTED










Judy in KS - 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.


Bailey in OK

“Beautiful, cloud soft Bailey” is about 1-1/2 years old, originally picked up from a Missouri shelter. “Terrified of people and nearly feral when she came to NESR, Bailey went to a trainer experienced with ferals and dogs with hard histories.” There, she “began the months-long process of proving that people are safe, reliable, predictable, quiet, fun, give good treats, use combs softly, [and] give nice warm baths”. She’s getting over a lot of her fears of ordinary things, some of which have made our trainer back off normal pressure in her basic obedience training. She still is beginning to understand what is expected of her, and moves well with a knowledgeable person. Her trainer thinks she’s seen a lot, and only recently has begun to “smile and play”, with offleash “chase me” one of her favorite games.

Bailey will need a quiet home with a person having “gentle hands” once she becomes confident enough to meet her new people. She doesn’t bark much ordinarily, but she can when she has moments of confidence. She will need an owner willing to be “patient, kind, [and] slow” with her. She is a flight risk at present, and will need someone who will “not let her escape and hide and continue to push her to grow and get more confident” and not let her “become a sort of hermit”. “[W]ith some love and maintenance of the structures of obedience”, “she’s going to turn into a fabulous dog.”

Though not yet ready for adoption, for further information, please email rlm@scareduck.com with “Bailey” somewhere in the subject line.




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.

Quincy in NJ - 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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