We adopted our third dog from OBG in June of 2014. In each case, they have been quick to communicate, compassionate, and organized. My husband and I have now volunteered to help them do foster or home checks when they need someone in our area. It is important that they take these home checks seriously when considering the well being of the dogs they rescue.
We adopted our first dog from OBG in 2011, a cocker/retriever mix that I spotted on Facebook which led me to OBG. Since then I have become more involved by making donations and, Ashley, the little dog above writes a blog for them about her adventures and the good life she has. In the fall of last year we adopted from OBG again. This time a senior, Junior, who was 10 and had some minor medical issues. We went back to OBG when we decided to get another dog because of the great and caring job they do for all their animals. We had our questions answered quickly and the whole adoption process was smooth but also they were very careful whom they let adopt from them. They really have the welfare of the dogs foremost.
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.
Fabulous to work with. Without them we wouldn't have found Riley, Cassie, Lady, Dixie or Katie. Now that I'm retired, I enjoy volunteering my time and car to transport dogs to and from 'doc' appointments.
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.
All three of my dogs are from OBG. OBG takes in dogs from those who have had horrific backgrounds to dogs that the shelter has and thinks that OBG can help. OBG dogs can be returned to them at any time so that the dog will always have a safe place. This sometimes happens when an adoptee gets old or sick. In intake, dogs are vetted, necessary surgeries, immunizations, and grooming are done and then dogs are tested for temperament. They train their volunteers and carefully screen those who foster and adopt. They have HUGE hearts and give total love and devotion to the dogs in their care. I LOVE OBG and have seen the miracles of love they do each day.
This wonderful organization has found homes for literally 100's of dogs that would have been euthanized at shelters had not OBG stepped in and found them homes. Some of the dogs were to old or sick to go to new homes - so OBG finds foster care for them until lifes end. Some come to OBG with serious injuries and illness - OBG raises the funds to have proper medical care. Some take a short time to place in a "forever" home - some take long periods of time - OBG works through it. All in all, this organization works around the clock to help these beautiful animals in a time of real need. Truly a great organization!
This is a nonprofit organization that sets the standard for excellence. They are motivated by their love of animals and work tirelessly to find homes and medical care when needed.
I found our Heidi at an adoption show eight years ago. Shortly thereafter, her foster Mom brought her to our house. Happily, Heidi adjusted quickly to her new home. But I cannot forget the love and care she received from these extraordinary people before she joined our family.
I adopted two really wonderful dogs from this group over the past 7 years - Boots in 2007 and Kelly in 2009. They go to so much effort to get the dogs in good shape for their new homes, and to make sure the dogs and new family are a good match for each other. It's a group of very dedicated volunteers who are helpful, hard-working, and loving. Really the best!!
OBG Cocker Rescue saves so many lives each year and has very committed members and supporters. Although it's called OBG Cocker Rescue, they always have other types of dogs on the site and swoop in to save so many dogs from shelters or other situations, Cockers or not. I am so thrilled I discovered this organization and have met so many amazing people and seen so many great rescue stories. I've fostered for them for over a year and look forward to fostering many years to come!
We adopted our Hokie from OBG 7 years ago and believe that it is the best rescue group we have ever been involved with. A tireless group of volunteers who go the extra mile every single day for these wigglebutts! We recommend that anybody interested in helping or adopting cockers get in touch with them!
During Christmas 2007 my husband and I adopted our mixed-breed ( cocker and King Charles spaniel ) Hokie, from OBG. They so graciously gave us a dispensation to bring him from Washington DC to our home in No. CA. and it has been a tale of pure joy for us ever since we laid eyes on him! We could tell that OBG had done a great job of taking care of him from the time he arrived at his adoptive home until we took him to his forever home with us. In 45 years of being dog owners and lovers, we've never had a dog like Hokie. He has to be the most intelligent and loving animal in this world! OBG is a truly wonderful rescue group, from the bottom to the very top and we would recommend them to anybody who would like to volunteer or adopt a dog!
I love OBG! I have fostered twice for them. They're an amazing rescue group and have huge hearts. They care so much about every dog, and family adopting them. We live in a world where not everyone has compassion for animals, so their work is endless as people dump their dogs for various reasons. Regardless of age, medical condition, or past, OBG believes every dog deserves a chance at a better life. I'm proud to be part of such an awesome rescue :)
I adopted my first dog from Oldies But Goodies years ago. He was wonderful and I enjoyed our time together, of course it's never long enough. Since then I have adopted 3 other dogs from them. OBG does so much to help dogs(not just Cockers) I don't know how I can thank them for all the joy they helped bring to my life.
I got my beautiful Aly approx. 7 years ago and she's been a wonderful addition to our family. Cocker spaniels are the best and this Rescue Org really takes care of their animals and they do such a great job! Thank you, OBG!
Great rescue! The people who are involved are caring and loving animal lovers!
First of all, our family loves animals - at one time we had 4 dogs, 3 cats, 11 fish and fed the wild birds and deer that come into our yard. So, adopting another animal is crazy, but I feel in love with Emma when I laid eyes on her at the OBG dog show at a local Petsmart. After some contemplation, we decided to become foster parents. One of the topics that impressed us about this group is that their care for the animals goes beyond finding them homes. OBG provides medical, dental and specialty care for the animals during their tenure with OBG so that the adopter receives a healthy and happy dog to bring into their family. We wouldn't foster if we didn't believe in the organization and its mission.
The St. Louis Clan
Silver Spring, Maryland
Over the years we have had a number of cockers from OBG, we keep coming back for the SENIORS, it sad that most people do not want them. Everyone that we have had were just precious. The one we have now is 15yrs young and we hope and pray that she will keep going and going. I had a Great Uncle many many years ago who introduced me to cockers and now that I am older? I introduce my cocker to as many people as I can. I just wish #1 OBG had shows out my way and #2 it wasn't so expensive to adopt.....I use to volunteer years ago when you had shows out my way......Thank you OBG for all the good that you do. And thank you God for all the lovely cockers...
We were looking on line to find a poodle to adopt - our previous poodle passed away about 6 mo before. So just guess how surprised we were to find our "forever" baby on the Oldies But Goodies web site- our rescue poodle's name is "Angel" and she weighs only 8 1/2 lbs. Oldies But Goodies (OBG) rescued her and helped nurse her back to full health (had to remove all but 4 of her teeth). We were so impressed with everyone we met from OBG and found it so cute that our "Angel" was an honorary Cocker Spaniel! This organization is outstanding! They rescued over 300 pets the previous year. We attended their rescue picnic (lots of cute games for the doggies) and our "Angel" proudly took part in the adoption parade of tons of rescue cocker spaniels on the soccer field as part of this picnic. We regularly support OBG with an annual donation because of the wonderful work they do!!
Oldies But Goodies is a phenomenal organization that finds loving homes for Cockers in need. A truly dedicated group of volunteers!
Four years ago we were looking to add a member to our family. OBG was recommended by a friend who had adopted and fostered many pups.
Prior to the recommendation we had contacted several other rescues and they had not returned inquires or were extremely rude. We were pleasantly surprised at how organized, knowledgeable, friendly the volunteers and staff were. You could tell how much each individual we met loved the dogs and wanted to insure they went to good homes. We ended up adopting a puppy which we named Kasper(Cesar) he has been a joy and we will definitely not hesitate to adopt from OBG in the future.