WELCOME to the Oldies But Goodies (OBG) Cocker Rescue site on Petfinder! We are very pleased to have you stop by and take a look at all the wonderful cockers and cocker mixes we have for adoption.
Our mission is to rescue, rehabilitate and rehome cocker spaniels and spaniel mixes of all ages, while providing a positive experience for our community of acopters, volunteers and supporters.
OBG is a 501(c)3 non-profit based in the metro DC area. We do not have a kennel facility and and most of our dogs are currently in loving foster homes in DC, MD and VA. We are an all-volunteer rescue group with no full-time, paid staff.
CURRENT ADOPTION FEES: Each and every cocker we take in is given a health check, brought up-to-date on shots, and is neutered or spayed before ever being offered for adoption. We also work with these dogs in an attempt to socialize them so that they will trust humans. For some of these dogs, it is a long and arduous task. Sometimes this takes weeks, sometimes it takes months and even years before an animal can be expected to trust humans again. During this period, OBG has to pay for the dog's food, medicine and general upkeep. For this reason, we ask for a $350 adoption fee for each dog that we place. If you adopt a second dog within three months of the first, the fee is $250.
ADOPTION PROCEDURE: All prospective adopters are asked to complete an adoption questionnaire and allow us to visit their homes to perform a home check. We also ask for the name and phone number of the veterinarian who has cared for any pets you currently own, or have owned in the past. We do this to ensure that our charges are going to a good home. Please be aware that Oldies But Goodies does not adopt the dogs to homes with children under the age of 8 years.
TO ALL PROSPECTIVE ADOPTERS: Oldies But Goodies Cocker Rescue, Inc. is dedicated to the relief of suffering of cocker spaniels and cocker mixes in the metropolitan DC/VA/MD area. Because of human neglect, abuse or simple indifference, these dogs need new homes to mend broken spirits, broken hearts and sometimes even broken bones. While every attempt is made to place a dog in an appropriate home, many times we do not know the environment the dog came from, nor do we know his/her history. From experience we do know how they respond to love, care, food and gentle direction.
Please remember that some of these animals have endured months and even years of abuse. Some have simply been thrown away like trash. And yet, others found themselves in situations simply where their beloved masters can no longer physically or financially care for them and these dogs are grieving for their owners. When you adopt a rescued pet, then comes another transition and a period of adjustment. Patience and commitment are the hallmarks needed to bring out the best in your new rescued pet. Our dedicated staff of volunteers is always available to assist you with any adjustment problems.
Our organization was formed because there was a lack of rescue organizations that would take older cockers in and find new homes for them. It is so sad to see a dog given a death sentence just because of his/her age. Once we opened our doors we not only were asked to accept older dogs, but also dogs of ALL ages. Thus the name of Oldies But Goodies Cocker Rescue is not completely accurate - we take dogs of all ages! Young pups to seniors find a safe haven at OBG until a new permanent home can be found.
With the help of many volunteers, OBG saves over three hundred dogs each year. If you would like to help in any way please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 703-533-2373 (voice mail). We are always in need of volunteers to foster, transport dogs from shelters or to the vet, groom, or participate in adoptions. Please consider volunteering!
Check our website (www.cockerspanielrescue.com) for the most current schedule and detailed directions to each adoption event - we have one almost every weekend!