OLDIES BUT GOODIES (OBG) COCKER RESCUE

Rating: 4.98 stars   95 reviews

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Location: PO Box 361 Newington VA 22122 USA

Mission: To rescue, rehabilitate and rehome cocker spaniels and spaniel mixes of all ages, while educating and providing a positive experience for our community of adopters, volunteers and supporters.
Results: We place over 300 dogs in loving homes every year!
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Rating: 5 stars  

I have been one of their foster moms to the rescue kids. I took in the "bad boys"- the ones that came to OBG because the prior abuse and mistreatment from owners. I took the time to re-train these great 4-leggers to be adoptable and well-adjusted with manners. Everyone of them had a hidden personality and when they blossomed, they were so happy and full of joy! It made me so happy and sad to find them a home-- sad because I would miss them so much and happy that would get the life they deserved.

Every dog deserves another chance from Senior dogs who just need a home for their last wonderful chapters of their lives to the 2 year olds who want to explore life with you.

OBG is one of the best organizations -- they put the dogs interests first and foremost. OBG foster parents like myself have the opportunity to vet prospective owners to be sure they cockers get good homes. They truly care!

Know that by adopting one of OBG's kids you will get amazing support and love from this large extended family. And if the dog doesn't work out for whatever reason, OBG will graciously take the dog back with no questions asked.

If you can't adopt, then your donation of either time or money will save one more dog as well.

I highly recommend OBG to anyone who wants to adopt a rescue. And I'm partial to the older kids listed who sometimes are harder to adopt. They are trainable, mellowed out and are just happy to hang with you and family with a warm bed. I find they are most grateful!


If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Continue to use social media to promote and educate. Expand adoption locations beyond the DC beltway-- Western Prince William County, Fauquier County-- follow the grow areas of those that have yards and $$ to spend on adoptions.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

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Rating: 5 stars  

I work with OBG from time to time to photograph some of their harder to place fosters or senior adoptables. Everyone I have met, from volunteer, to Board President, has been wonderful -- they are truly committed to their group and their mission. They participate in many local events promoting their organization and their animals, and their volunteers and booth attendants are smiling and helpful. They are also very active using social media and e-newsletter blasts. I always enjoy my interactions with them (and their dogs)! I work with a number of groups and OBG really is stellar in its performance.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Some

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

We adopted our wonderful "Parker" in April, 2013. We also own a Brittanty spaniel. The organization was wonderful, efficient and so caring that the dog found the right place. I sent pictures on his progress and they ALWAYS contacted me back and was nothing but positive. All medical records, rabies tag etc were supplied when stated they would be and the continued follow up is wonderful. We really love him and are so happy we were able to adopt. We are not able to foster due to the fact I could never give them up once they were in my house lol so we can only support through funds which we will do and do with a open heart and pocketbook. Thank you so much for finding Parker for us! We could not have asked for a better dog.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I have not had that much time to observe, but as of now there are no changes I can think of.

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 4 stars  

OBG Cocker rescue is a wonderful group of volunteer's that are among the best resue organizations I have come in contact with. They are a group of caring giving individuals who give voice and wheels to our furry friends~

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Likely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Some

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Quite well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

I adopted a puppy from OBG in early 2008. The organization proved to facilitate the process in an exemplary fashion. I was in frequent contact with the foster human keeping my pup and his siblings from the time of his birth to the adoption, and have continued to witness OBG's tireless efforts on behalf of dogs in dire need of rescue throughout the eastern half of the country, continually organizing transportation and fosters for countless dogs. I look forward to dealing with OBG for any future adoptions.

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

A lot

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

I've volunteered with a number of animal rescue groups over the years & OBG is the best I've worked with so far. They do whatever is necessary to make every dog they take into the rescue find a great home. For example, their medical expenses are high because they often end up taking in older dogs who were surrendered due to medical issues. OBG does everything each dog needs - from basic vaccinations to dental care to major surgery. Whatever it takes to make the dog healthy and comfortable. Then they work closely with fosters to help get dogs adopted and even provide special diets if necessary and monthly heartworm & flea/tick treatments. I ended up being a foster failure because I adopted the 2nd dog I fostered for the group. They are real heroes in the world of animal rescue. Thanks for all you do!

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Likely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

OBG is one of the best rescue groups I have ever been fortunate enough to be involved with. They are dedicated to finding the perfect match between adopter and pet. All the volunteers sincerely believe in the organization and what they can do for it. I'm proud to say that I volunteer for this group.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Encourage more people to foster or volunteer in any capacity they can.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

OBG is one outstanding organization, committed to insuring that all their cockers (and non-cockers too!) get the right home, love and attention each richly deserves. Since 2001 we have adopted three wigglebutts from OBG and will certainly adopt more in the future. They are all the sweetest babies - thanks to OBG's TLC!

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

add more foster homes.

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Some

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

I adopted my sweet, sweet Rudy from Oldies but Goodies back in 2007. The care that OBG put into making sure he would be a good fit for me and I would be a good fit for him was outstanding. And the foster family that Rudy had been with was on the verge of adopting him themselves if someone didn't take an interest. The volunteers, the foster families, the board members? These people are sincerely invested in the work they do. Many of the dogs who come to OBG need extra medical help or extra TLC, and the volunteers ensure the dogs get it.

I moved away from the DC/MD/VA area in the last year, and my Rudy crossed the rainbow bridge shortly after that. But I continue to support OBG financially despite being numerous states away. I believe in the work they are doing and in all the dogs they are seeking to help. I can't say enough good things about them.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I'd give them more money...every good nonprofit could reach more of their constituency with more funds.

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

We adopted our Cocker Spaniel "Skilo" from OBG in 2007 after losing our beloved Checkers after 16 1/2 years. This organization and it's volunteers go above and beyond everyday. Skilo's foster mom said that she would have adopted him had she not had four other furries at home. It's obvious that the OBG is made of great volunteers and communities and always keeps their rescues' best interest at heart. Their communication with their followers and communities is above par as well.

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

A lot

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2007

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