Rescue Rewards Group of the Week - July 23, 2012
Oldies But Goodies Cocker Rescue
Oldies But Goodies Cocker Rescue originated in Virginia in 1996 out of a concern for the number of more senior dogs in the area that found themselves without homes, and had virtually no options for being rescued. OBG rescues cockers and cocker mixes of all ages, and has grown over the years to rescue and place dogs in over 20 states in the Mid-Atlantic Region. They typically have 100 dogs at any given time that are kept in private foster homes, and currently have about 80 volunteers.
OBG rescues dogs from owners or from shelters. They also arrange for dogs in other rescue organizations, or still with their owners, to be posted on their courtesy page.
OBG is a no-kill rescue organization. They never euthanize dogs because they are "too old" or because they've been with the group for "too long". As their website states: “We are not an animal sanctuary, but OBG dogs always have a home with us, and some have lived out their remaining days in loving foster homes never having been placed, but happy nonetheless.”
All Cocker Spaniels going into the rescue receive a vet check right away and are placed in a loving foster home. “OBG's philosophy is to keep our dogs in foster homes, where they are more comfortable, less traumatized, and where we can observe their personalities and temperaments in order to place them in the right home,” their website explains.
OBG has an application process and requires a homecheck. For potential adopters living outside the Mid-Atlantic area, they utilize contacts with other shelter and rescue organizations for home checks and the transportation of dogs (they do not ship dogs).
Go to www.cockerspanielrescue.com for more.