This is a great non-profit! They rescue not only Cockers and older dogs but any dog in need .... so many from breeders in the southern states which are poorly regulated, and which allow their animals to live in crowded, fenced, unclean conditions, and have major, untreated medical/surgical ailments. OBG accepts the huge expense of providing the medical and surgical treatment these dogs require, preparing them to be an adoptable family member, with the help of a large cadre... of volunteers, fosters, supportive Veterinarians, trainers, and pet owners who support the organization through donations of time and money. These are the Insiders who know when an organization uses its money carefully and wisely. One of my adopted dogs (from one of those breeders) required cataract surgery on both eyes. It was so bad that she now has glaucoma. And, she was never socialized or housebroken, living 10 years behind fencing as a breeder. OBG helped her become a wonderful dog with a good future. My other dog required eye duct gland replacement surgery and had allergies and an ear infection. After adoption, one of the glands required a repeat surgery. While not required, OBG paid for the surgery. I have been so impressed with their individualized attention to each dog they rescue, and minimal administrative expenses, that I am one who has continued to donate to support their efforts. This is a very worthy rescue organization, deserving of support.
I found my forever cocker spaniels, Charlie and Sadie (a foster who I couldn’t part with), through OBG in 2002 (they were three years old). They are both gone now (Charlie in 2014, and Sadie in 2016), but I have begun volunteering for OBG by attending adoption events and foster sitting. In my experience as an client, volunteer, and long-time donor, I have nothing but praise for an organization that is efficient, responsible, and cares so deeply for the welfare of the pets they take in, foster, and place. My recommendation is enthusiastic and without reservation!
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.
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
Thanks to these folks, who helped get over 400 dogs out of a puppy mill that fateful day back in 1998, I have one of the most loving and coolest Cocker Spaniels ever! And since that day, they have helped rescue hundreds of other Cocker Spaniels, puppies and "oldsters" alike, and go above and beyond to make sure they all get the medical care they need before finding them foster homes and their perfect "furever" homes. Lily may have her "issues" from being raised in a puppy mill but I can't imagine my life without her. Thank you, OBG Cocker Rescue!!
If it wasn't for this wonderful organization, I wouldn't have my Lily. She was one of hundreds that OBG helped rescue from a puppy mill in PA in 2008. OBG goes above and beyond to help these dogs, getting them out of bad situations, getting them the medical care they (sometimes) desperately need, and then making sure they are placed in the perfect home to give these dogs the wonderful loving lives they so richly deserve. I can't thank them enough for what they do for these wonderful fur babies.
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.
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!!
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 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.