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Rescue & Adoption of Old English Sheepdogs

Celebrating our 27th year

The mission of Old English Sheepdog Rescue of Southern California, Inc. is to place healthy but unwanted purebred Old English Sheepdogs in loving homes. Over 2000 Old English Sheepdogs have been helped by our rescue program since 1989. Our rescue dogs come to us from two sources:

1. Local animal shelters

2. Owners who are unable to keep their dogs

When a dog enters our program, it spends the first 48-72 hours with our veterinarians. If the veterinarian feels that the dog is a good candidate for rescue, the dog is spayed/neutered, micro-chipped and given all shots. Our rescue dogs are groomed prior to adoption.

OES Rescue of Southern California, Inc., a 501(c)(3) non-profit rescue of volunteers places 2-6 Old English Sheepdogs per month. The average age of our rescue dogs is 3 years. Our “area” of rescue includes Fresno to the north, the California state line to the east, San Diego to the south, and the Pacific Ocean to the west. We also cover parts of Arizona and Southern Nevada. We provide a packet of OES breed information and/or rescue information upon request.

Click here to see our Rescue Parades!


Upcoming Events


Super Pet Adoption – Irvine Animal Care

Event highlights include: 600+ adoptable dogs, cats and rabbits • Vendors and services for pets and people • Silent auction and opportunity drawing • Low-cost microchips • Free veterinarian advice • Gourmet food trucks and bake sale • Free parking - Expected attendance: 4,000 people - Adoption goal: 300 animals

Purina Pro Plan Incredible Dog Challenge

16 Purina IDC logo smallThis premier canine sporting event features an array of dog breeds competing in several “Olympic-style” events, including high-flying disc routines, head-to-head weave pole racing, large and small dog agility courses, a fetch it competition, Jack Russell hurdle racing, and the crowd favorite – dog diving – where dogs take a running leap off of a 40-foot dock into a 19,000-gallon pool of water. Winners from the Western Regional event receive an automatic invitation to the National Champions in St. Louis in October.

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