Shaggy - Adoption Pending

TOESR received a call from a concerned family member regarding an OES male, Shaggy, located in western NC who needed to be rehomed. Shaggy was being housed outside and with temperatures dipping into the single digits prior to an impending winter storm in the area, we had to move quickly. With some major help from one of our Asheville volunteers, plans were made to pick Shaggy up and transport him to be cleaned up and vetted. Once Shaggy came into our care, he first needed to be shaved down and go through our standard vetting process. It was found at that time that Shaggy had heartworms.

Shaggy is a just turned 4 year old, male, neutered OES. He's now up to date on all shots but is currently undergoing his heartworm treatments with his foster family. He's made a miraculous transition, going from being an outdoor dog to being completely housebroken; he's quite smart, enjoying riding in the car and loves his 'human' time!

Due to the length of time to complete his heartworm treatments and to clear him as healthy, Shaggy is currently not able to be adopted at the moment but we have every confidence he will be ready for his new home in the near future.

For more information on Shaggy, please contact Belinda Lamm at or call (336)499-6788.

Humphrey - Adopted!

Humphrey joins TOESR as a result of a very reluctant and selfless owner release. Humphrey is an 11 1/2 month old male OES who is extremely affectionate, plays enthusiastically and loves car rides! He's just been neutered, is up to date on all his shots, heartworm negative and housebroken. Humphrey tolerates being crated if necessary; he does well with children and other dogs.

For more information on Humphrey, please contact Belinda Lamm at or call (336)499-6788.



Hope is a 5-year old female Old English Sheepdog who has been through a lot.  As our poster-dog for the 2015 Tarheel Old English Sheepdog Rescue calendar, she embodies the spirit and promise of rescue.  Hope is a special needs OES whose life experiences have taken a toll.   As a result of her being kept in poor and cramped conditions most of her life, Hope is a special needs dog with a history of severe anxiety. Although Hope has been in training rehabilitation since her rescue, she has learned how to be a happy dog and is ready for a special family to give her the love, devotion and time needed to have a normal and healthy life.

When we saved Hope, her hind quarters were under developed, so not only did she need to gain self confidence, but also physical strength to simply go for walks or run around the yard.  Today, Hope is a healthy and happy dog who, with help from both her human and canine trainer, is finding what a joy it is to be a dog: learning how to play, what toys are, what fun car rides can be and most importantly – what trust is.  Hope’s rescue has taken many months of hard work, but is not complete.  She requires regularly prescribed anti-anxiety medication which keeps her happy (and active) while helping her to control her anxiety and fear.  However, just as her name suggests, we believe she has the ability to overcome, and with help from her rehabilitator, she is now ready for adoption.

The adoptive family that will be the best fit for Hope will be both experienced with Old English Sheepdogs, and with rehabilitated, special needs dogs.  The family needs to reside in the central New Jersey area and be within a short driving distance of her trainer who lives in Hightstown, NJ.  The reason for the geographic requirement is that the adoption process for Hope is going to be very gradual, and very long.  Hope has lived through much uncertainty and change, and her trainer (and his canine companion) is the only human she has had a positive, trusting relationship with so far.  Because of her special needs, families with children living in the home cannot be considered.  She will always be required to take her medication and she also will need a home with at least one other, well-adjusted dog and where the owner(s) is either home most of the day, or can afford to have Hope in daily doggy day care with her trainer.   She also will need to be in a family that is physically active and can take her for runs, walks, hikes, regular trips to the dog park, etc.

Hope does great with any and all dogs, being neither dominant nor submissive. She has no experience with cats (or has not been exposed to cats for all we know). She tends to have hints of food or resource guarding that will continue to need worked on, but has the trademark loveable, goofy, OES personality. She loves going to the dog park, running and playing with the other dogs, and walks well on and off leash. She is extremely affectionate and playful, and always is looking for pats from other owners at the dog park.

For more information on Hope, please contact Belinda Lamm at or call (336)499-6788.

If you would like to adopt Hope, please fill out an online Adoption Application.

Kismet - Adopted!

Kismet finds her way to TOESR via the good intentions of a fellow rescue volunteer who just happened to notice a very timid and 'worse for wear' young dog sheltering around a road construction cone on a local highway. After stopping and realizing this poor dog needed care immediately, Kismet found her way to another volunteer, who promptly contacted us.

Kismet was also in heat but she was vetted immediately with the exception of a spay and found to be heartworm negative. She's now also up to date on her shots and is scheduled for surgery in the immediate future. We think she's anywhere from 1-2 years old, good with other dogs, has been excellent with vet visits and has a sweet personality.

For more information on Kismet, please contact Belinda Lamm at or call (336)499-6788.

For more Sheepies needing a home or to find other Sheepie enthusiasts, check out these other sites.
New England Old English Sheepdog Rescue, Inc.
Old English Sheepdog Rescue Network
Doxie Acres Dachshund Rescue
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