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 also works with other all breed rescues large and small to help the plight of unwanted Old English Sheepdogs.
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 help Hopeful Harry ?
Harry is so hopeful to find a home of his own. This 8 year old boy desperately needs a home. He is in Battersea Dogs and Cats Home and we are working with them to find him a home. Old English do not do well in kennels and poor Harry has been so frightened. He is now loving his walks and regular visitors who care for him. Harry would prefer a quiet life, so no children, with folks of his own. Harry will need experienced owners who are very patient and calm and have plenty of time for him.
If you feel you can make Hopeful Harry into a Happy Harry, please contact Battersea Dogs & Cats Home (Brands Hatch) directly.
Tel :0843 509 4444
AkzoNobel is a proud charitable supporter of the OES Rescue & Welfare
NEW 2017 Calendars and Christmas Cards now available (while stocks last).
Our 13 page A4 calendar features our rescue dogs at play and rest all looking happy !
Our Christmas Cards feature our long term naughty resident Cassie. Unfortunately she has pulled the Christmas tree down and is busy underneath, opening all the presents! Christmas came early! Click here to see more.
Help and Advice
If you need help or advice caring for your Old English then please contact us. We understand how getting the right help for your dog can mean the opportunity for your dog to stay with you.
Free Information leaflets are also available on caring for your Old English Sheepdog with advice on Care, Diet, Grooming and Training. See here
IMPORTANT ; NEW MICROCHIP LEGISLATION
In April 2016 the Law on microchipping will change so that not only will all dogs need to be microchipped, they chip must be registered in the name and address of the Keeper of the dog - that is, where the dog normally resides. This will be done for all dogs rehomed by us and new owners will receive a confirmation certificate.
However, this may not be the case for dogs previously re-homed by GILL HARWOOD OLD ENGLISH SHEEPDOG RESCUE AND WELFARE FUND. We suggest contacting Gill in the first instance, if you have a dog re-homed from her.
If you do have one of Gill's dogs, we are also happy to re-register the chip for you - free of charge, please contact us.
Please remember, once you have your certificate, if you change address or contact details, you must get your microchip records changed otherwise you will be breaking the law.
Children and Dogs
If you can no longer care for your OES....
Rest assured we will care for your dog and work tirelessly to find the right home for him or her. We understand how difficult this decision is for you. Dogs come to us for a variety of reasons and each one is cared for by us, in our home, until the right home is found. Whilst details of previous owners are never passed on, you are always welcome to contact us to see how your dog is getting on. We may even be able to send you a photo or video as new owners always keep in touch.
Please telephone the OES Rescue helpline 01327 360908 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Please Help .......
All our work relies on the kindness of sponsors, every donation, however small, makes a difference to the dogs.
There are now more ways than ever to make a donation and we have just added a paypal "donate" button (see below).
Old English Sheepdog Rescue and Welfare is registered with the HMRC as a charity to collect
Gift Aid on donations made to us (however small).
This means that if you are a UK tax payer we can claim back the income tax which you have
already paid (or will pay) on your donation to us!
Currently we can claim 20p in every £1 you donate.
Sponsors and donations are always needed to help care for dogs which cannot be rehomed and for medical attention for dogs who come in to us who are very poorly.
OES RESCUE & WELFARE at CRUFTS
Crufts Display Team
Rescue dogs promote the versatility of the breed and responsible dog ownership & training; in the KC Good Citizens Dog Scheme Ring at Crufts, March 8th 2013.
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.