OLDIES BUT GOODIES (OBG) COCKER RESCUE

Rating: 4.98 stars   95 reviews

Issues: Animals

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!
2014 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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Role: General Member of the Public
Rating: 5 stars  

I follow OBG on Facebook and am always impressed at their level of care and professionalism! This truly is a model rescue group and I'm thrilled that Cocker Spaniels are the benefits of their kindness! Keep up the good work OBG!!!

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

Nothing at all!

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

No

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

I am a volunteer, adopter, and donator to this rescue. It is a great rescue with very caring people who want the best for the dogs. I highly recommend OBG and encourage others to support them.

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  

I have adopted two dogs. One was about 10 and one was 8 weeks. I adopted the young one when the old one passed and I have two others from other sources. This is a marvelous organization. When I adopted the senior, Sally, she had a major undiagnosed health condition, and OBG reimbursed me all costs to address it.

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

If you want to be an active volunteer, you might find it challenging. The core group does not communicate well with newcomers.

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?

Quite well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

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Rating: 5 stars  

I have been a big supporter of Oldies But Goodies for many years now. We adopted Buddy from them over a year ago. Oldies is so professional and well organized. They care deeply about each of these dogs and want to find them the best home they can. I am always impressed with their ongoing love and support to puppy mill dogs or dogs that are abused and unwanted. If someone calls them, the will be there and they will provide the best medical attention and love until the dogs are adopted.

I've since left the VA area and will always continue to support them and read up on them weekly.

Thank you, Oldies But Goodies! Your the best.

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  

It's been four year since we adopted Lady Luck (now Lucy), and she has improved our lives in such immeasurable ways. I remember with gratitude the two amazing foster parents she had that took such time and care to find a good home for her. We're glad they chose us, and we're glad that OBG rescued Lucy despite her Lyme's disease and Heartworm. Last year, Lucy had a tumor (happily benign) on her spine which required surgery and rehab for several months, and that process helped us realize even more how important she is to our family. We hope that our dontations help rescue other people...yes, not just dogs, but people like us who are rescued by these wonderful pups in return.

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?

2009

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Rating: 5 stars  

I have been a fan and a client of OBG cocker rescue for many years, and have had dogs as children join my family more than onece. Each interaction with the vounteers has been beautiful - questions answered, e-mails retuned, knowledge of medical and behavioral problms explained and researched throughly. When I adopted Daisy, the gentelman drove from central Virginia to my home in north Baltimroe COunty to delivery her to me! Each dog is showered with love and affection, and the volunteers work their magic to bring each dog comfort and companionship in tgheir own homes, with their own pets and families. Only when you research adoption of cockers in other states, and across the many on-line platforms, do you really get a sense of how superior the card and caring is. The dedication - morning, n oon, and night- and weekends, especially - is unmatched. These are some lucky dogs. And lucky owners who adopt through OBG.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

I have adopted two cocker spaniels from OBG Cocker Spaniel Rescue and they have been the joys of my life. OBG is such a wonderful organization and I would highly recommend this organization.

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  

I started volunteering for OBG Cocker Spaniel Rescue after seeing volunteers with foster cocker spaniels every month at my local Petsmart. I always made a donation but wanted to do more and started volunteering as a foster mom. Through my many years of volunteering, I have been amazed at the dedication and professional manner in which this 100% volunteer organization is run and the success it has had in getting dogs from every circumstance - many which just tear at your heart - healthy, adjusted and into their loving forever homes. This often means expensive medical bills paid for through the generosity of donations small and a bit larger and never-ending fund raising activities. For some of these dogs that are very senior or that have serious health issues, OBG finds a loving home for them to enjoy whatever time they may have left. Almost 300 wonderful dogs are adopted through the organization every year but so many more need our help so we carry on thsnks to the tireless devotion of the volunteers.

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  

I had the privilege of fostering two senior cockers for OBG that had several medical problems. I was unfortunately not in a position to adopt them, and they were basically unadoptable because of the seriousness of their illnesses. OBG paid for all food and medical costs, and they were well cared for and very loved in my home. OBG was wonderful about making sure the dogs had the best possible life. I cannot say enough good things about this organization. If all organizations were run as well as this one, the world would be a much better place.

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  

I was looking for a four legged best friend. I have had a cocker spaniel in the past, and she was my best friend for twelve years. when she passed away I was heart broken and knew I wanted to have a new best friend not to replace my cocker spaniel but to offer another one a good life and to know what us humans have to offer to them, a lot of love and companionship for a special friend. I found Oldies but Goodies on my search and was very impressed with what they had to offer. Imagine rescueing a four legged friend one that has had a hard life and did not trust us humans, with a great staff they led me into what I consider was fate, I found a five year old buff cocker spaniel that needed me as much as I needed her. She was distrusting at first but all you have to do is give them love and boundries and I am so glad I did. She is now my new best friend and loved very much, and will always have a forever home here. Thank you Oldies but Goodies you are very much appreciated and needed. You have a very special orginazation and are doing a truely wounderful job rescueing wounderful dogs and your staff is truely into what is best for thier dogs.

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?

2012

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