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.
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.
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.
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!
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 :)
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
OBG Cocker Rescue is a great bunch of volunteers who do amazing things to help dogs in need. I adopted a wonderful dog several years ago and admire all the work and love OBG puts into every rescue. I enjoy volunteering for them and seeing what a difference they make in the dogs' lives.
i'm on a trip & luv & believe in OBG SO much, i'm advertising an OBG magnet on my truck :-) in the last month i have helped two families meet, fall in luv, & adopt their fur-ever K9. OBG doesn't just better the lives of each & every dog in our program, OBG opens the doors to happier living. We are able to do this bc our fosters learn everything there is to know about the dog in their care. they luv each one & honestly search for the best adoption placement the first time. i am SO very proud to be a part of OBG's mission--medical care for all + plenty of tennis balls & couches to snuggle with humans.
I have been one of their foster moms to the rescue kids. I took in the "bad boys"- the ones that came to OBG because the prior abuse and mistreatment from owners. I took the time to re-train these great 4-leggers to be adoptable and well-adjusted with manners. Everyone of them had a hidden personality and when they blossomed, they were so happy and full of joy! It made me so happy and sad to find them a home-- sad because I would miss them so much and happy that would get the life they deserved.
Every dog deserves another chance from Senior dogs who just need a home for their last wonderful chapters of their lives to the 2 year olds who want to explore life with you.
OBG is one of the best organizations -- they put the dogs interests first and foremost. OBG foster parents like myself have the opportunity to vet prospective owners to be sure they cockers get good homes. They truly care!
Know that by adopting one of OBG's kids you will get amazing support and love from this large extended family. And if the dog doesn't work out for whatever reason, OBG will graciously take the dog back with no questions asked.
If you can't adopt, then your donation of either time or money will save one more dog as well.
I highly recommend OBG to anyone who wants to adopt a rescue. And I'm partial to the older kids listed who sometimes are harder to adopt. They are trainable, mellowed out and are just happy to hang with you and family with a warm bed. I find they are most grateful!
I work with OBG from time to time to photograph some of their harder to place fosters or senior adoptables. Everyone I have met, from volunteer, to Board President, has been wonderful -- they are truly committed to their group and their mission. They participate in many local events promoting their organization and their animals, and their volunteers and booth attendants are smiling and helpful. They are also very active using social media and e-newsletter blasts. I always enjoy my interactions with them (and their dogs)! I work with a number of groups and OBG really is stellar in its performance.
OBG Cocker rescue is a wonderful group of volunteer's that are among the best resue organizations I have come in contact with. They are a group of caring giving individuals who give voice and wheels to our furry friends~
I've volunteered with a number of animal rescue groups over the years & OBG is the best I've worked with so far. They do whatever is necessary to make every dog they take into the rescue find a great home. For example, their medical expenses are high because they often end up taking in older dogs who were surrendered due to medical issues. OBG does everything each dog needs - from basic vaccinations to dental care to major surgery. Whatever it takes to make the dog healthy and comfortable. Then they work closely with fosters to help get dogs adopted and even provide special diets if necessary and monthly heartworm & flea/tick treatments. I ended up being a foster failure because I adopted the 2nd dog I fostered for the group. They are real heroes in the world of animal rescue. Thanks for all you do!
OBG is one of the best rescue groups I have ever been fortunate enough to be involved with. They are dedicated to finding the perfect match between adopter and pet. All the volunteers sincerely believe in the organization and what they can do for it. I'm proud to say that I volunteer for this group.
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.
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.
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.
OBG is a wonderful group! I started out by fostering, and then I adopted my foster. Since he wanted to be an only dog, I couldn't foster any longer, so I found lots of other ways to volunteer. OBG will put your talents to work, in order to rescue, rehabilitate, and re-home dogs in need.
I have adopted 3 dogs from this group. My first was a wonderful cocker who sadly passed away at a way too young age/ the whole experience was easy and full of nice people to relate to. When I was ready, we adopted our cocker/retriever mix/ Again a wonderful experience full of knowledgeable, caring volunteers and lovely dogs to choose from. At that point I decided to help them out and became a volunteer, coordinating adoptions in Maryland, Delaware etc. I also fostered and did homechecks for them etc. The whole organization really cares for the dogs in its care. They do whatever the dog needs medically prior to adopting them out to good homes and caring families. Some dogs need major surgery and care. Some are healthier when we get them in. It was that, that led me to start fostering sick dogs, usually with heartworm disease that needs treating, or heart issues etc. And long term, that led me to my third OBG dog! A little girl who had heartworm, but also had glaucoma and was blind in one eye and had Juvenile cateracts in her other eye. This group paid for the best treatments to get this dog comfortable and adoptable. Whatever it takes they will do. Training for those that are in need of professional help. Medical care. Whatever it takes. This group will do what they can for both the dogs (who are rescued for life and can come back at any time if the adoption doesn't work out) and for the adopters to pair up with the right dog for their family. A heartwarming wonderful group of fantastic volunteers!
We just adopted our third pup from OBG and we just love her. She is an honorary cocker, aka Shih Tzu, and she is the most precious pup I have ever seen. I am so thankful that OBG had the compassion to help find her a home when she lost her previous family. OBG is a great group of folks that truly care for the dogs in their stewardship.
I am so thankful for OBG. I learned about OBG from a co-worker about five years ago and was able to adopt two cocker spaniels that are so very special. They were both puppy mill dogs and when they came to OBG they barely knew how to walk and I could tell by the color of their paws that they had never walked outside. OBG saved their lives and I will be eternally grateful for the kind and compassionate volunteers that brought these two dogs in to my life. OBG is a wonderful organization, with some of the hardest working folks I have ever seen. I feel it is an honor to work with OBG.