New England Old English Sheepdog Rescue

New England Old English Sheepdog Rescue, Inc.




Our volunteers have a passion for Old English Sheepdogs and make a sincere commitment working to save and improve the lives of the animals we serve.

To all of you who volunteer, Thank You.  We couldn't do it without you. You really DO make a difference.

We always need volunteers to do the many things need to keep NEOESR operating and allow us to take in, foster, treat and adopt our beloved bobtails. We need people to transport dogs, foster dogs, organize events, and many other critical tasks. We have all types of projects big and small. Some only require a little time (1-2 hours), others more.  Do you have time to help us for an hour or two a month?  Or more?   Contact our volunteer coordinator via email at

Note: NEOESR does not have a kennel. All of the dogs in our rescue programs are in foster homes.

Meet & Greet / Educational Road Shows

Are you the type of person who likes to get out and meet and talk with people?  We need you for our Meet & greet Road Shows.  You get to arrange and attend pet events to get our organizational information out to the public as well as educate people about rescued Old English Sheepdogs and provide pertinent information about responsible pet ownership.

Specifially, we are looking for people that are interested in one or more of the following:

  1. attending events
  2. responding to inquiries from event coordinators and with volunteers who will attend events
  3. coordinating the calendar to be posted on the NEOESR website of events that we are attending or know about

Requirements: Ability to chat with people about rescue and Old English Sheepdogs

Time Commitment: varies

Contact: Genie Vierie

Foster Homes

We are ALWAYS looking for foster families. We provide veterinary care for the dog and support for you. You provide a safe, loving environment for the foster dog and help us find his or her forever home.

Requirements: Love of Old English Sheepdogs, patience, a sense of humor

Time Commitments: varies - a few hours, days or weeks


Home Visits

An important step in the NEOESR adoption process is the home check.  You will visit potential adoptive families to ensure that their home enviroment is well matched with an Old English Sheepdog's requirements.  If you have a friendly OES bring him/her with you so the potential adopter REALLY understands what a sheepdog is like.  Complete a home visit checklist.

Requirements: knowledge of Old English Sheepdogs

Time Commitments: 1-2 Hours



Help NEOESR transport rescue Old English Sheepdgos to foster homes or vet office.

Requirements: vehicle to transport dogs

Time Commitments: varies


Adoption Follow Up

Contact people who have adopted a dog from NEOESR via phone or email to get updates on the dog and see how he or she is doing.

  - Requirements: Phone, computer, email

  - Time Commitment: varies

Contact: Annie Raker

Adoption Applications

We need volunteers to contact people who have filled out an application for a rescue OES.

  - Requirements: Phone, computer, email

  - Time Commitment: 1-2 hours a week

Contact: Annie Raker