If, after reading our information you are still interested in adopting, then you are ready to move on to the adoption procedure. And, if you can provide that special kind of home that these dogs deserve, we should be able to provide you with a dog that will be a wonderful addition to your family. We are looking for dog lovers willing to give a home to a needy OES rather than a home that merely wants to acquire a dog.
The procedure for adopting a dog is as follows:
We have been involved with the placement of over 1000 OES. The average ages are between 18 months and 6 years. Some are older, and we do get an occasional puppy. If you prefer to purchase a puppy, we have on file the names of reputable breeders who adhere to a Code of Ethics. The Code requires that both parents of a litter have an OFA number (a national registry for dogs clear of hip dysplasia). The Code also requires that both parents of a litter be cleared of eye defects by a board certified ophthalmologist. We urge you to visit both parents. Temperament is of great concern. All Rescue dogs are temperament tested, neutered, wormed, immunized, and examined by a veterinarian. Most of the dogs that come into the program are from home situations where there may have been a move, divorce, allergies, problems with small children, or not enough time. We are a group of hard-working volunteers whose only reward is seeing these wonderful dogs placed in loving homes and given a second chance at a happy life. If you are patient with our process, we will certainly be able to provide you with a devoted, loving companion -- an Old English Sheepdog.
Sincerely, Annie Raker