About the Rescue
The charity relies on donations, sponsors and the goodwill of volunteers.
The aim of the rescue is to provide shelter, care, love and affection, medical treatment and re-homing, where possible for Old English Sheepdogs in need, who come to us by reason of sickness, poor circumstances, hardship, maltreatment, stray, injury, unwanted or homeless.
The charity is run by Trustees who also play an active role in caring for the dogs. The dogs live with Julie and her husband, where they have 2.5 acres for the dogs to safely exercise, run and play - or plod as the case may be!
Originally Julie worked with another OES Rescue, and before that with the RSPCA. She is also a qualified dog Behavioural Trainer and keeps up to date with latest training methods. Her own rescue Old English Sheepdogs all have their KC Good Citizens Dog Scheme Gold Awards and have trained for various disciplines/sports. They can sometimes be found out and about giving demonstrations, promoting the breed, obedience & rescue.
How we work
Tailor made rehoming in Northamptonshire.
Dogs who come into our care are assessed in our own home. Meanwhile we look at available homes on our waiting list and try to match the right home for each dog. After lengthy interviews and checks potential new owners are invited to spend the day with us and the dog. New owners will learn how to care for their new friend; lead walking, grooming, diet and play. Even though many of our adopters have had dogs from us before - each dog is different. After rehoming we are always there for support and advice.
PLEASE do not send emails without an application form. Only once the completed form is received, will you be placed on the waiting list. See here
Some of the rescue dogs today………
A group stay helps to calm these young excitable dogs!
Thinking about buying a Puppy or Dog Online?
Please, please do check things thoroughly, we often get dogs into rescue which have previously been sold on line. Watch this video from the Pet Advertising Advisory Group (PAAG).
As a guide, for dogs re-homed by us, new owners will know that the dog has been assessed in a home environment, with people and other dogs. There will be a behavioural and training report, a letter for your vet with medical history, advice on care, diet, daily grooming and handling and dogs are vet checked, neutered/spayed, vaccinated, wormed and microchipped before re-homing.
This does not mean that all the dogs are 'perfect' in every way. If we find that a dog has an issue, we will tell you and also how to handle it. We also provide back up after re-homing and if for any reason the dog can no longer stay with you, we will have them back here - we insist on it!
Can you offer a home to an Oldie?
We currently have some older girls who are here through no fault of their own. A place of their own with company, love and affection for their twilight years would make such a difference to these dogs.
If you feel you can help please contact
More photos, above from Sunday 10th March at Cruft's: Old English Sheepdog Rescue & Welfare on the Kennel Club "Find a Rescue Dog" Display.
IMPORTANT ; NEW MICROCHIP LEGISLATION -
We take child safety very seriously and have been upset to learn that recent information indicates that dog bites and dog attacks on children have increased.
It appears that most children have not been shown how to behave safely around dogs and most dog owners are unable to recognise signs of stress in their dog - until it is too late.
Dogs often show signs through body language that they are tolerating and not enjoying the situation they are in.
With this in mind, we have produced 2 bookmarks, depicting 3 steps for meeting a dog safely for children and 6 common stress signals in dogs. We have made these bookmarks available free (while stocks last).
Please see here for information on how to receive your free bookmarks. Unfortunately, we are unable to provide free postage and packing for these.
We are also happy to supply to breeders to include in their puppy packs.
If you need help caring for your OES, please do contact us, it is far better to seek advice from someone who truely understands this breed.