NESR in North Carolina with English Shepherds

Linda one of the Pilot Mountain Rescue Dogs
Linda one of the Pilot Mountain Rescue Dogs

Here is an email update from a representative from the National English Shepherd Rescue regarding the English Shepherds in Pilot Mountain, North Carolina.

NESR is on the ground in NC now. The final count of dogs in our care is 12. There are 9 adults: 5 males and 4 females and 3 pups: 2 males and 1 female. All dogs but one have been into the vet for treatment, vaccinations, de-worming, spay/neuter. The remaining dog will go as soon as it is caught. Of the 3 dogs in the original group that went to an area shelter, 2 have been adopted and and the remaining one pulled by NESR. The dogs are somewhat shy and subdued and understandably so. Their world has been rocked. We have volunteers coming this week who will assist with socialization and leash training. We should have individual pictures of the dogs by the end of the week. Hopefully as people spend time with them we'll see some indication of personality.

We are still looking for foster/adoptive homes if you can help. Feel free to cross post this to anyone who may be interested as well.

If you are interested in fostering an English Shepherd from this dog rescue effort please visit the NESR website to donate money or :

North Carolina English Shepherd Rescue Update

english shepherd

I thought I would give everyone a quick update about the dog rescue effort going on in North Carolina.  Some of you might remember I posted about the rescue effort.  From what I heard now the National English Shepherd Rescue (NESR) will be taking over the handling the care of the Farm Collie mixes in Pilot Mountain from the Scotch Collie Association to my understanding.

Currently there are 14 total dogs still there, 11 adults and 3 pups. These dogs have their origins in a breeding pair of an English Shepherd many years ago.  The owner continued to breed dogs to work his cows so although more recent breeding is unclear, NESR feels they are close enough to English Shepherds to help.  Right now NESR has team members heading to North Carolina this week to assess the situation with the dogs and will be coordinating vet care which will include spays/neuters, vaccinations and treatment for injuries.  As well treatment for the mother and pups who appear to have mange.  Some of these dogs will leave on a transport north to Minnesota.  Due to limited vehicle space, NESR will need to coordinate a second wave of transport and routes will be determined based on where the foster homes are.

At this point, NESR needs specifically foster homes for these dogs and help with transporting them.  They are also desperately in need of donations of towels to serve as bedding in the crates they will be transported in.  If you can help or would like more info please contact the NESR.  Donations of money to NESR will be appreciated as well as I am sure they will need it.  They are working on getting general info and recent photos up on the website so watch out for those.

These dogs will also eventually be looking for loving homes.  You can visit NESR's website to learn more about their adoption process.  If you're interested in adopting one of these English Shepherd dogs or fostering, you'll find the application at the bottom of this page.

The community has already received a number of offers of help but more is needed.  NESR could use all the support they can get, so please help these dogs if you can.


Sierra Teaches a Puppy How To “Sing”

Currently Cody, Sierra, and our musical family are fostering a great English Shepherd Puppy named Scout.  This guy is smart, sweet, sensitive and… is also a singer!  That means we now have a Dog Singing Trio! 🙂

puppy singing lesson

Sierra, the dog diva, gave Scout a singing lesson.  If you watch the video below you can clearly see he is watching Sierra and trying to mimic her singing.  Of course Sierra thinks nobody can match her singing.  After all she is a “Dog Diva!”

Cody actually first gave Scout a singing lesson, but we didn't get that on video.  Scout seemed to react well to Cody's deeper singing voice.  Cody is also singing in this video too but we couldn't get him in the frame with the other singing dogs.  You will have to listen carefully.