Oldies But Goodies (OBG) is an amazing organization which is entirely comprised of non paid volunteers. This group works tirelessly at saving as many dogs as possible; this includes dogs that are not specific to the cocker breed. As a failed foster (I adopted Dexter, pic attached) and current volunteer, I am amazed at the coordination that takes place to rescue dogs. OBG takes in dogs who require extensive and expensive medical care. This group has rescued so many dogs that have required upwards of $5k in medical care.
From transport, to vet intake, to fostering to adoption, OBG volunteers are completely engaged in every step. Having volunteered with other rescue groups, I am so impressed with OBG because the mission of this group, is truly in the heart of all its volunteers.
I have been volunteering with OBG and it has been a wonderful experience. There is constant communication between the OBG board and the membership. As a relatively new foster for the group, I had many questions and it was great to get such speedy and helpful responses. The volunteers in this group, truly have the right perspective- Finding good homes for the dogs. That is the goal and I have not seen our group steer away from that.
I am also an adopter from OBG and must say the process was thorough, but simple. To me, communication is the most important aspect to making sure volunteers as well as potential adopters understand the process. OBG does a great job with this, be it from emailing members, to publishing newsletters, or ensuring the web site it up to date. I am really impressed with this group and am so happy to have found a rescue group to be a part of.
Great rescue! I have been volunteering with OBG since 2010 and am so impressed with the dedication of the volunteers 365 days a year, the lengths they will go to treat a dog's medical issues, and the effort to find each dog the best possible forever home. I have also adopted from OBG six times.
Here to update my review as its nature has evolved.
Previously, I wrote: "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."
A while back, having seen OBG take on a couple of SIGNIFICANT rescue situations in the past year (one alone included 52 dogs), I felt strongly I should see if I could at least foster a dog for them, and I did. They found a dog whose disposition meshed well with my household. It's been fairly rewarding so far.
My wife and I have adopted 3 cockers through OBG over the years. We have so much respect for this truly wonderful organization that we have fostered 6 dogs finding them forever homes to enjoy the life they deserve. All members of OBG are devoted to helping to nurture these dogs and find them deserving homes. This is a totally volunteer organization. We also help out with fund raising to raise the money needed for vet treatments to save these mistreated dogs. I also do home checks for future fosters to make sure they are aware of the responsibility involved in fostering a dog to help prepare them for adoption. Home checks for those interested in adopting are also extremely important to ensure the adoptive family is the right fit for the dogs needs. Kudos to the group who rescued the Freedom 46! We are so proud to be associated with such a dedicated group of individuals working together for a single cause!
I have volunteered with OBG for the past year and a half, and have fostered four dogs through them who have gone on to loving homes. They are a wonderful organization to work with. Everyone I have encountered is responsive, friendly, helpful, and obviously enthusiastic about the mission of the organization. In addition to fostering, we also added to our family by adopting an OBG dog last fall. We couldn't imagine our lives without him! I would highly recommend OBG to anyone looking for a Cocker of their own, or a group to become more actively involved with. They are all around a great group of people who most importantly save the lives of countless Cockers!
We adopted two senior cockers from OBG after finding this group online and checking out the doggie biographies - one was rather quiet at first and the other had lost an eye to glaucoma, and both adjusted quickly and were delights. I was impressed that OBG had welcomed even the one-eyed wonder when other groups would not have, and impressed with the volunteers we met during the adoption process. I decided to volunteer and see what I could help with, and have done lots of different things, and continue to be impressed with the unflagging enthusiasm and dedication and love that underlies all that we all do locally and regionally and even reaching halfway across the country if there is a cocker or mix who needs us, and other rescues and volunteers to work with. We will take the tough cases that cause others to hesitate, as well as the easier ones, and all completely change canine and human lives. I'd give OBG more stars, but I cannot, so imagine a few more stars added to the five here.
I have fostered eight dogs for OBG. I like helping people get a dog to love. Everyone associated with OBG that I have met, either in person or by email, has been wonderful. It is great to see the transformation these dogs go through to make them more adoptable.
I'm a new volunteer with OBG and I cannot say enough for the folks I have talked/emailed with and personally met. They are an amazing group of dedicated volunteers, working together to create life saving opportunities, EVERY WAY they can, all for the love of dogs! Amazing group and I'm proud to be a part of OBG!
Oldies But Goodies (OBG) Cocker Spaniel Rescue is an outstanding organization that saves about 300 dogs per year. They have contacts up and down the East Coast and knowledgable shelters and veterinarians know to call them if they have a cocker or a cocker mix that needs rescue. OBG has also rescued dogs that are not cockers because shelters will often ask it they can take the animal. They even had an honorary dog--a cat! This organization is exceptional in that they provide vet care, necessary surgeries, vaccinations, and dentals. Veterinarians in the Northern VA area work with them and provide necessary care at a reduced rate and many provide boarding until a foster can be established. They also work to heal dogs that have been abused. OBG is a volunteer only organization and has no paid workers. They have hearts of gold and do what it takes to save an animal.
This is a wonderful all-volunteer rescue group. All of the volunteers are passionate about rescue and saving the lives of these precious babies. They work diligently to find homes for the furbabies in the rescue. All monies received go for the care of the dogs they are responsible for. I have fostered and adopted many of their senior and special needs cockers over the years and am honored to work with such a wonderful group of people.