Adoption Form

NEOESR On-Line Adoption Application


Please help us find the right dog for you by providing complete answers to the questions below. 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.

Our volunteers may not be able to provide an immediate response to your application. We thank you in advance for your patience. You will be contacted when an appropriate dog becomes available. Thanks.

Please review the whole form before entering your data.


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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.
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.

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.






New England Old English Sheepdog Rescue, Inc.
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, NEOESR requires that the dog be returned. The Rescue dog MUST NOT be sold or given away, but returned to NEOESR 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 NEOESR.

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.