New England Old English Sheepdog Rescue

New England Old English Sheepdog Rescue, Inc.


NEOESR On-Line Adoption Application

Your answers to this application help us find the best possible match between you and an Old English Sheepdog in our care. The more we know, the better we are able to make each adoption successful.

Please read the Terms of Adoption. If you agree to the terms, proceed with this on-line application.

Please do not expect an immediate response to your application submission. You will be contacted when an appropriate dog becomes available. Thanks.

Please review the whole form before entering your data.

First Name: 
Last Name: 
Street Address: 
Home Phone: 
Cell Phone: 
Work Phone: 
Work hours: 
Spouse/Partner's First Name: 
Spouse/Partner's Last Name: 
Occupation of Spouse/Partner: 
Referred by:
Vet's Phone: 
Type of Dwelling: House   Condo   Apartment
Do you have fencing? Yes   No
   If yes, fence type: Chain Link Wooden Invisible
   Fence Size:    Length:  feet    Width:  feet    Height: feet
   Is your fenced area attached to the house? Yes   No
   Does the fenced area have a door leading into the house?  Yes   No
   Are you willing to comply with Rescue's fencing and leash policy? Yes   No
Other comments about your environment:
Why do you want an Old English Sheepdog?
If you have ever owned a dog(s) please describe what kind(s).
What happened to your last pet?
How long did you have this pet?
Do you have any other dogs?   Yes   No
Please list ages, sex and breed.
Do you have cats?   Yes   No
Do you have any other pets? list type, age, sex.
Have you ever lost a dog?   Yes   No
Ever had one killed or injured?  Yes   No
Most Old English Sheepdogs are not good with young children. The herding instinct (purposely bred into them) is so strong that OES tend to be rough and sometimes aggressive with young kids at play. Therefore, we need to know if you have or plan to have young children (under age 10) in your home.
Do you have kids under age 10 living with you? Yes   No
If none at present, do you plan to have young children in your home? Yes   No
Please list ages of all kids in home.
List any allergies of home occupants.
Where will dog be kept during day?
Where will dog be kept at night?
How many hours will dog have to be alone?
Is someone home during the day? Yes   No
Gender preference: Male   Female   Either
Age preference (check all that apply): Puppy Young Middle-aged Senior
Would you take a deaf dog? Yes   No
Would you take an OES mix? Yes   No
Would you take an obedience class? Yes   No
In order to adopt an OES from this program, it is necessary for you to have a personal interview and grooming lesson with one of our volunteers. The purpose of the interview is to acquaint you with the breed, its problems and in particular, grooming. When are you available?
Please put any further comments in the following box.
  Only one more step! Please click the Verify Application button below.
  This will give you the chance to examine your application one last time before
  you actually submit it to be processed.



Terms of Adoption

1.   Fee: We ask for a minimum donation of $250 plus membership which entitles you to a year's subscription to our publication Tale's End.  The $250 total is due at the time the adoption takes place. The Rescue dog will have been temperament tested, neutered or spayed, have had all the necessary inoculations, a heartworm test, stool test for worms, and medical treatment will be given as needed before the dog is adopted. A complete physical is given as well as the required Rabies shot. 

2.   AKC Papers: If AKC registration papers are available for the Rescue dog, copies will be given to the new owner. 

3.   Return Policy: If for any reason, the adoption is not found to be satisfactory, Rescue requires that the dog be returned. The Rescue dog MUST NOT be sold or given away, but returned to Rescue if for any reason the adoption is unsatisfactory for the adopting family. NEOESR, Inc. reserves the right to take back any Rescue dog that is being neglected or not properly cared for. 

4.   Release Form: The adoptive owner must sign a legal release form protecting themselves, the NEOESR, Inc., and the Rescue dog. 

5.   License: The Rescue dog must be licensed in accordance with existing laws in your town, and RABIES vaccine must be kept current. 

6.   Care: The adopting family agrees to provide adequate shelter, food, all necessary medical and grooming care, and agrees that their Rescue dog will not be allowed to run free or be tied out without proper supervision. Failure to do so will require that the dog be surrendered to Rescue. 

We require that you follow a regular inoculation program as established by your veterinarian. Your dog will need yearly boosters for Distemper, Parvo, Kennel Cough.  Rabies booster as required by your state law. Your dog MUST have an annual test for heartworm and your veterinarian will recommend a heartworm preventative program for your dog. 

I have read the terms of adoption and understand them and agree to abide by them if I adopt an Old English Sheepdog from the NEOESR, Inc. 

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