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Foster Forever

Foster Forever dogs are not available for adoption as they have medical or behavioral issues and will continue to stay in our program.


OESR pays the expenses associated with medication and veterinary care while their Forever Foster Family provides food, a warm bed and LOVE.


None of this could be done without our Forever Foster Families. It takes a special person to give of themselves this way, and when we find them, we try and provide the resources we can to help.


If you would like to make a donation in honor of one of our Foster Forever pups, please click Donate Now to the right of this message (or below, if you're on a mobile device).


Below are some of the dogs in our Foster Forever Program:





Shadow joined the OESR pack in May 2016. At age 11 1/2, she was entering the retirement phase of her career as a hunting guide dog. When a year went by and she had not been adopted, she became a "foster-in-residence." Now at 14 1/2 years young, she is doing great. She is sweet, gentle, and well behaved, just as you would expect from the proper "princess dog" of the house. She gets along with absolutely everyone. She is a sweet ol' gal!




Buddy was a champion bird dog out of Maryland. When he retired he was left to be tied up with little to no food. He came to us emaciated and in rough shape. He has proven to our family that he is still a champion and at 14 he has plenty of fight still left. He has put weight on nicely and never turns his nose up at a good treat. He has made it through several health scares and thanks to the kindness of OESR he was able to receive the treatment and help that he needed and deserves. 


Buddy now spends his days taking long naps in the sun on an assortment of comfy dog beds. He's surrounded by a family that loves him and 3 other pack mates that watch over him. Buddy is one of the most loving dogs. He is the sweetest, kindest gentleman. We feel honored to have him in our lives. 




Elliott came to me as a skinny, weak, deaf stray.  He is HW +, had intestinal worms, multiple lipomas and severe ear infections.  He has shed his old coat, grew a nice thick one, gained 6 pounds and is clear of his ear infections. He is loving life, is an expert rabbit hunter and has fit in well with my pack. 


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