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Breeder shutting down. Oklahoma-based Red River Old English Sheepdog Rescue now looking for 35 foster homes in the Ozark, Arkansas area.

One of our sister rescues needs your help. They’ve been notified of a breeder shutting down in Arkansas and are looking for safe foster homes for 35 Old English Sheepdogs.

Little is known about the dogs at this time other than they need our help. If you know anyone in the local area that can foster a dog, or would like to contribute to their care please contact Red River directly using the link below.

Spread the word – rescue works!!

Red River Old English Sheepdog Rescue Contact form

Volunteer needed – Website administrator – Must know WordPress!

Dear Sheepie lovers,

After 10+ years developing & maintaining our website it’s time I stepped away to allow a fresh take on our web presence. Of all the volunteering I’ve done over the years, working with this organization and knowing that I’ve contributed to the betterment of so many dogs in need has been the most rewarding of all.

It’s now time to hand off the baton. If you or anyone you know has WordPress experience and is looking for an opportunity to make the world a better place, please send us a note. Our site is template-based using a theme designed specifically for rescue organizations and has served us well over the years, however we’re open to new ideas.

As current Webmistress I’ll respond to your note and if you seem like a good fit, set up a time for us to talk more. I look forward to hearing from you!

Betsy~Webmistress, The Old English Sheepdog Rescue of Washington State

Markus (via Red River Old English Sheepdog Rescue)

NOTE: While Markus is currently available in Oregon he’s not one of our rescues. Please contact Red River directly about adoption (info at end of this post).

Markus, an OES mix, was saved from a kill shelter and is looking for his forever home. We’re helping the great folks at Red River Old English Sheepdog Rescue find Markus the right family where he can get all the love and care he deserves.

If you’re interested in learning more about Markus, Red River can be reached by phone at 405-664-2778 or email, If adoption isn’t in your future right now, please share this with others who are ready to open their home to a young boy in need!