My family has adopted two dogs from OBG and they are a wonderful organization. A great group of volunteers that always work so hard and been such a blessing to our OBG alums and our family.
I have adopted six cockers from OBG over the years and find the organization is just terrific to work with.
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
I volunteered with this rescue when I started working at a Vet's office where they brought the newly rescued dogs in for initial health check ups and any medical care they needed. I saw that they were a top notch rescue with many wonderful volunteers and were truly dedicated to helping the animals find great homes. I fostered and did home checks and helped with events until I moved to Arizona. We adopted one of our foster dogs and she is still alive and well. I continue to donate and follow the OBG Cocker Rescue to help support them any way I can. Best rescue I ever worked with!
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.
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.
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.
This is a wonderful all volunteer rescue that helps "honorary" cockers too.
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
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!
OBG Rescue 11/02/2012
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!