OLDIES BUT GOODIES (OBG) COCKER RESCUE

Rating: 4.98 stars   96 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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Rating: 5 stars  

I moved away from the D.C. area in 2008 and I still miss OBG and its wonderful volunteers. They are tireless fundraisers and very creative about coming up with fun adoption and fundraising events. They use some of the money to board new dogs before a foster home opens up, which means they can just say "yes" to a needy dog and get vet care for it even if there isn't a foster spot. The need is so huge they do have to say "no" if there are not enough boarding spaces though, so I really encourage people to make cash donations to this group. This group is willing to take in older or sick dogs, and I had the honor of helping nurse some of these dogs back to health. Many other groups will just let a dog with treatable conditions be put down in the pound. Many cockers have ear or ear problems and OBG has a lot of experience with these things. OBG works with vets who give them a discount, but some dogs arrive very very sick. The money is well used and they don't charge a higher adoption fee for a dog that incurred high vet bills.

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

wave my magic wand and make more foster homes appear

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When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

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Rating: 5 stars  

I started fostering for OBG after my beloved geriatric mutt passed away. I fostered several special needs and geriatric dogs, dogs that most organizations would turn away. Two of them turned out to have owners who were desperately looking for them - one had been found 30 miles from home and the second was a Katrina dog (OBG took in 9 from Katrina, not all cockers) whose owner was thought to be deceased. If not for OBG these dogs couldn't have been reunited with their owners. The volunteers are fun, friendly people who are tireless in raising funds for vet bills and getting dogs adopted. Cockers are high maintenance dogs that arrive at shelters in terrible shape. OBG transforms these dogs and you'd never know the dog has seen a bad day. My only "foster failure" was a mess when she arrived and within months people were asking me if she was a show dog. I'm now a firm believer in foster-based breed rescue.

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?

2008

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Rating: 5 stars  

I give regularly to OBG. I volunteer for them occasionally as well. They are a terrific organization. They stay focused on their mission, they act from the heart, and they have no overhead. All their costs go to getting dogs well and getting dogs in home. If I won the lottery tomorrow, I would give them half. Great organization on every level.

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Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

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Rating: 5 stars  

This is a wonderful all volunteer rescue that helps "honorary" cockers too.

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Likely

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2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

OBG helps cockers and often other non cockers of all ages. They are an all volunteer group and are tops in my book.

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

Get them more money.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

Oldies But Goodies Cockef Spaniel Rescue has a phenomenol
group of people who have done so much over the years to find
loving homes for these dogs. I have know them and supported
when I can for years now. They deserve so much for their loving
dedication.

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

Make none, they are the best.

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2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

Over the past years, I have adopted six cockers from OBG The volunteers have been wonderful about ensuring that I understand the specific needs of the dogs and been available for questions after the adoptions took place

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 have, over the years, adopted six cockers from OGB. Each time the volunteers have been honest about the dogs and extremely helpful in getting them settled with me. It is a wonderful organization.

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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Rating: 5 stars  

I have had the privilege of adopting three pairs of cocker spaniels from OBG over the last 15 years and have found the volunteers to be just terrific at honestly explaining the quirks of the dogs I have adopted, giving advice on how to help them adjust to new homes and keeping in touch after the adoptions occurred. I never worry about whether my donations to OBG are being used appropriately. It is a wonderful organization.

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Definitely

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Definitely

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Definitely

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2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

Time and time again I am amazed by the amazing things OBG does. This organization and its volunteers make miracles happen. So many wonderful dogs are given second chances and get the care they need because of OBG. I am always happy to give when I can to support OBG's efforts, and have also enjoyed OBG events and fundraisers with my own cockers. I tell everyone I know about this great group!

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Definitely

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Definitely

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Definitely

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2012

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When donors like you share their hard earned money with us, it's one of the ultimate votes of confidence and we really appreciate it. You are trusting us to stretch your dollar as far as it can go for the dogs - and we certainly try! As an all-volunteer group with no physical structure, our overhead is incredibly low. Your donation makes a huge impact, regardless of the amount, since you are contributing directly to the medical and kennel bills of our dogs - a fact that always makes our donors feel good!