Oldies But Goodies Cocker Rescue


Friday, February 9 2018: Congratulations! YOU DID IT! An amazing come-from-behind victory from 8th place to 1st place in 48 hours! You are the best supporters in the whole world! Thanks to everyone for voting in the We the Dogs DC Photobook Charity Contest.  OBG will receive a portion of the sales from the photo... continue reading

Wednesday, January 17 2018: UPDATE - The XL navy blue crewneck sweatshirts are sold out! All other sizes available! Friends, you asked for cold weather OBG logowear and we listened! Now through Jan 30th only, you can order from a selection of high quality sweatshirts, hoodies, long sleeve t-shirts and zip up sweatshirts (... continue reading

Sunday, January 14 2018: It's that time of year! OBG's Board of Directors elections will take place next month on February 25th. The Board has nine members and is structured into two groups serving two year terms -- one with five members and the other with four -- that are staggered so only half of the Board is... continue reading

Saturday, January 6 2018: OBG is kicking off 2018 with a special rescue! In the wee hours this morning, we welcomed these four precious girls from Georgia - Sassy, Darla, Woofie, and Saddie. Their owner passed away and the girls need a lot of medical attention. We are so thrilled to help them.  Sassy and Darla... continue reading

Tuesday, January 2 2018: So excited to tell you about our first adoption of 2018! Our very own Panda was adopted by his foster family after they decided they couldn't imagine life without him. He is a special boy who needed just the right home. His Mom and Dad love to hike 12-13 miles on a trip and Panda is in heaven.... continue reading

Sunday, November 26 2017: Just arrived! Read our President's Winter Message here and see how your tax-deductible donation can help OBG's pups! If you make a donation on Giving Tuesday, November 28th, it will be DOUBLED up to $7500 thanks to a group of generous donors!  As of your mid-November, OBG has... continue reading

Friday, November 10 2017: HoHoHo! Deck the Halls! Santa Paws will be in town on Saturday and Sunday, December 2nd and 3rd from 12-4pm each day at Kriser's Natural Pet Store in Falls Church, VA (7505 Leesburg Pike).  Get your pet's photo with Santa Paws for a $20 donation to OBG! You will receive a high resolution... continue reading

Friday, November 10 2017: Just in time to kick off your holiday shopping! OBG is hosting an online auction to raise money for our foster pups! We've got something for everyone on your list and stocking stuffers too! Choose from hand-crafted quilts, Christmas tree skirts and bandanas, Capitals hockey tickets, vintage Cocker... continue reading

Friday, November 3 2017: Our hearts were heavy upon hearing the news of the passing of our sweet Sophie Sue. She was battling kidney disease in the past few months and went to the Rainbow Bridge on Wednesday with her foster Mom at her side. She was only 9 years old. Rest in peace, beautiful girl. You were much loved and... continue reading

Saturday, October 21 2017: OBG's Yankee Candle Fundraiser is back! Click here and use the "Shop Now" link  AND Group Number 990087950 to shop for OBG. 40% of your sale will go to OBG's pups! All orders over $100 ship free; under $100 ship for just $5.99!     continue reading

Wednesday, September 20 2017: We are partnering again with FlowerPower to raise much needed funds for OBG's pups and provide our supporters high quality flower bulbs to brighten your spring garden! We are trying to raise $500 towards Lucky's heartworm treatment expenses ($1500).  50% of your sale goes to OBG and will be... continue reading

Sunday, September 10 2017: BIG NEWS! Sweet seniors, Darwin (12) and Smokey (11), were adopted together!! WooHoo! We are so grateful to their new pawrents for opening their home and hearts to two senior pups! Here they are with their new Dad! Special thanks to their foster families for giving these boys loving homes until... continue reading

Wednesday, August 9 2017: As highlighted in the Summer President's Message, Riley and Sissy lost their home when their elderly owner had to go into a nursing home. They had previously lost their Mom to cancer last year and Dad didn't want them to end up in a shelter. It was a heart breaking intake request for him and... continue reading

Wednesday, August 2 2017: Our Summer Fund Drive has started! Now through August 31st, donations up to $30,000 will be MATCHED! Click here to donate and help dogs like Star! We estimate her medical costs will exceed $2500.  Twelve-year-old Star arrived in bad shape to a Maryland shelter in late June. Sadly, Star is... continue reading

Sunday, July 30 2017: July 31st is National Mutt Day and our sweet girl Honey wants you to know she is ready to be your Soul Mutt! How can anyone resist?! We are not sure Honey's heritage but we know she is 100% adorable! She is just a year old and gets long with other dogs and is a major snuggler! She is... continue reading

Monday, July 10 2017: Starting at 9pm on July 10th and through July 11th, help OBG's pups when you shop Amazon Prime Day specials via OBG's AmazonSmile link. Click here to shop now!   continue reading

Sunday, July 2 2017: Join us at Ledo Pizza in West Springfield, VA from 5pm-9pm on Wed., July 19th and OBG will receive 20% of all sales. This includes take-out so don't forget to mention OBG and this fundraiser when you call to place an order. And some great raffles too! Ledo Pizza, 8324 Old Keene Mill Rd West... continue reading

Sunday, May 28 2017: As the unofficial start of summer kicks off this weekend, we wanted to take a moment to send you my heartfelt thanks.  OBG's Spring Fundraising Campaign and Matching Funds Drive ended on May 22nd and because of YOU and our Matching Fund Donors, we raised over $31,000 for OBG's pups!... continue reading

Sunday, May 28 2017: We have sad news to share about Candy, whom we highlighted early in the Spring Fund Drive campaign. She had been diagnosed with Shaker Syndrome and OBG agreed to take her since vet care in Egypt is not as advanced as it is in the United States. We sent her to multiple specialists and despite their... continue reading

Monday, May 15 2017: Our thanks to Becky of The Knotty Nail for hosting OBG's Paws for a Cause fundraiser. Now through May 31st, order one or both of these DIY string art kits and OBG receives a portion of each sale. The more kits sold, the more OBG's pups receive.  Each kit is $30. It includes a 10x10... continue reading

Friday, May 5 2017: Falcon sends wags and kisses to everyone who participated in OBG's Spring Auction! We raised $2834! Woof Woof! These proceeds will pay for Falcon's cataract surgery ($2500) and some of his other medical expenses. Paw-mazing!  Special thanks to Cheryl Haralson who organized and led the... continue reading

Saturday, April 22 2017: OBG's online Spring Auction runs from Sunday, April 23rd through Tuesday, May 2nd at 11pm. Lots of great gift ideas for Mother's Day (like the Spartina make-up bag featured), Father's Day, weddings, graduations, and birthdays! Click here to shop and bid! All proceeds go to help OBG's pups! continue reading

Wednesday, April 19 2017: Get your "Sweetest Things" photos ready for OBG's 2018 calendar contest! All OBG alums are eligible and one lucky winner will be the 2018 Cover Dog! We will begin accepting submissions on April 24th. Entries are due no later than June 1st!  You can also pre-order your 2018... continue reading

Monday, April 17 2017: We're always having a party here at OBG. From main dishes to desserts, Tastefully Simple offers a wide variety of easy-to-prepare foods which require two items or less to prepare.  The food is delicious -- we've tried many of them -- and they make great gifts. OBG receives 25%... continue reading

Monday, April 10 2017: #PenniesforPuppies - OBG welcomed Adalynn and Corrine to our fundraising team. They raised $20 at our adoption show this past weekend! Great job and thank you, ladies for helping OBG's pups!  Hoppy Easter to you! continue reading

Monday, April 10 2017: A Happy 10th Anniversary and a big THANK YOU to Sean Patrick's Pet Spa in Laurel, Maryland for hosting a Bath-a-thon to benefit OBG's pups. $1562 was raised! WooHoo!  It was a beautiful day and so much fun from the baths, raffle, bake sale, Wigglebutt Wheel and merchandise! We... continue reading

Sunday, April 2 2017: WooHoo for Bentley! Gorgeous blue-eyes found a forever home and joined them this past week! He now has three fur siblings -- Jack, Cooper and Oliver -- a Springer Spaniel and two Cockers and a nice back yard to enjoy! Thank you for opening your home and hearts to Bentley. We wish you all many happy... continue reading

Friday, March 31 2017: To celebrate his 10th Anniversary in business and support of OBG, Sean Patrick of Sean Patrick's Pet Spa in Laurel, MD is sponsoring a Bath-A-Thon fundraiser on Sunday, April 2nd to benefit OBG! For a donation, your dirty dog(s) will get a bath, towel dry, up to 10 minutes of brushing out and/or a... continue reading

Sunday, March 26 2017: Thanks to Susan Arango and Debbie Buchko- Davenport, OBG's 2017 Bow Wow Bowl-a-thon was another HUGE success and raised $3443 for OBG's pups. WooHoo! Thanks also to the over 85 people who came out to bowl and buy raffle tickets and OBG volunteers -- Angela M. Robinson, Coeli Jones, Anne Whitten... continue reading

Sunday, March 26 2017: Best. News. Ever. - Ginger is back home! Missing since mid February and traveled 11 miles from home, she had been seen on March 18th and a trap was set up. We are so happy for Ginger and her parents, Margaret and Larry!  Special thanks to OBG Board Member Bob S. who has become our... continue reading

Saturday, March 11 2017: Adoption show surprise! Marlie and her foster Mom, Erin, came to the show today to announce her adoption! WooHoo! We are so happy for these two! What a great happy tail! They met last year when Erin picked her up from a Maryland shelter; she had been found on the street in terrible condition. It... continue reading

Thursday, March 2 2017: Harvey and Melissa's love story begins! We are so happy for these two! Wishing you a wonderful life together! Special thanks to Harvey's foster Mom, Judith, for opening her home and heart to Harvey and for her amazing photos!  #2017OBGHappyTail #loveatfirstsight continue reading

Sunday, February 26 2017: OBG held its board meeting and annual elections today. Thanks to everyone who joined us and congratulations to our new board members, Bob and Arline, and to our returning board members Teresa, Cindy and Beth. Special thanks to departing board members, Marilyn and Mary, for their many years of... continue reading

Monday, February 20 2017: February is American Heart Health Month for both pets and people! Each year, heart-related conditions such as heart disease, heartworm, and heart murmurs affect our furry family members in a big way. CardioDVM reports that 10 percent of dogs have heart disease, and the likelihood of... continue reading

Sunday, February 5 2017: Best. News. Ever. Drake has been adopted! Here he is with her new Mom! We hear his first few days have gone well and he is already adored! We are so happy for this sweet boy who waited patiently for just the right family. Thank you for giving him a forever home. We wish you all many happy years... continue reading

Wednesday, February 1 2017: A big day for Honey! Congratulations to our beautiful girl and her new family! Sending wishes for many happy years together!  Special thanks to her foster Mom, Marilyn, who gave her lots of love and great care until her forever one came along. continue reading

Sunday, January 22 2017: Want to get involved? It's time for OBG's annual elections. Nominations are being accepted through February 5th. The Board has nine members and is structured into two groups serving two year terms -- one with five members and the other with four -- that are staggered so only half of the... continue reading

Sunday, January 22 2017: Big news! Yuletide puppy Dasher has a forever home! His new name is Sammy and he joins alum Jasper ('16), fur sister Dolly (not shown), and little human sister, Clara! Sammy had already hit the foster jackpot and we thought maybe the foster would turn to forever and it did! YAY! As we have... continue reading

Thursday, January 19 2017: The Rainbow Bridge has gained another sweet Cocker Angel! Our Bode joined the other angels on January 17th. He had been diagnosed in early December with cancer and his foster Dad brought him in to our vet very weak and pale. Sadly it was time to let him go. His Dad and staff at Crosspointe... continue reading

Sunday, January 1 2017: Puppy Tessa went to her forever home in mid-December and now has little human siblings to grow up with! We are so thankful to her new family for giving her a forever home and to her foster Mom, Jen, for the incredible care and love she gave Tessa during two major surgeries, numerous vet... continue reading

Sunday, January 1 2017: Ella, formerly Pebbles, came to OBG in May of 2015 and was diagnosed with epilepsy which made her hard to place. Her new Mom saw her on our Facebook page in November and felt an instant connection! They met at an adoption show and soon she was in her new home. Ella loves children and... continue reading

Sunday, January 1 2017: Our sweet senior, Bartles, went to his forever home the week before Christmas and we are so grateful to his new family for opening their home and hearts to a senior dog. He is doing great and is much loved already.  His adoption is a true holiday miracle! OBG accepted Bartles last March... continue reading

Tuesday, December 13 2016: Help us welcome the Yuletide Puppies! These four tiny reindeer rode in on the OBG sleigh on St. Nicholas Day (Dec. 6th) thanks to our incredible volunteers Suzie B. and Lisa G.! Meet Jingle, Dasher, Nick, and Holly! They stopped at our intake vet on the way -- thanks Crosspointe Animal... continue reading

Thursday, December 8 2016: Looking for a fun stocking stuffer? Order a copy of the just released The Dog Wedding video and OBG will receive $10 from each purchase when you type the name of OBG friend, DEXTER, at checkout. OBG's special anniversary logo is on the packaging! Special thanks to Fidose of Reality... continue reading

Friday, December 2 2016: We have something for everyone on your holiday shopping list! Christmas ornaments, Cocker-themed notecards, wine openers, umbrellas, shirts and more! Click here to view and place an order! Questions? Contact Merchandise@cockerspanielrescue.com. continue reading

Friday, December 2 2016: Now through December 31st, stock up on your favorite Tastefully Simple products for the holidays. They make great gifts too!  Click here to shop through our online party link and 25% of your order will be donated to OBG! Special thanks to our consultant, Karen Huntley, for her... continue reading

Friday, December 2 2016: FLASH AUCTION - OBG just received a pair of tickets to Monday night's Washington Capitals vs. Buffalo Sabres game (December 5th) at 7pm at the Verizon Center in Washington, DC. These are great seats -- Section 108, Row S, Seats 11 and 12. What a great holiday gift for yourself or the... continue reading

Tuesday, November 29 2016: #GivingTuesday kicks off OBG's Holiday Fund Drive and our five-day Mini-Matching drive with the chance to raise $24,000 for OBG! One of the pups your donations will help is Lily. She is only 4-5 months old and she came to OBG from a rural Virginia shelter. Lily had been hit by a car and... continue reading

Monday, November 28 2016: Just in time to kick off your holiday shopping! OBG is hosting an online auction to raise money for our foster pups! We've got something for everyone on your list and stocking stuffers too! Choose from hand-crafted quilts, vintage cocker figurines, Vera Bradley and Dooney & Bourke hand bags,... continue reading

Monday, November 28 2016: OBG is again participating in #GivingTuesday and we will be hosting a Mini Matching Fund Drive from November 29th through December 4th with the chance to raise $24,000 for OBG's pups! Stay tuned tomorrow for a story about a special girl named Lily who needs YOUR help!  Now in... continue reading

Thursday, November 24 2016: OBG has so much to be #Thankful as we gather with family, friends, and furkids. The fosters who give OBG's pups a warm bed and loving home until they find their forever families.  The vets and their staffs who treat OBG's pups, mend their wounds, and get them well.... continue reading

Monday, November 21 2016: OBG Cocker Rescue and Petfinder.com are celebrating November as Adopt-A-Senior-Pet Month. There are loving, healthy senior pets looking for that one special home to cherish them for the rest of their lives, and they don’t ask for much: just a warm place to sleep, good meals and plenty of love... continue reading

Friday, November 11 2016: When shopping on line this holiday season, please remember to use OBG's Amazon Smile or iGive.com links. Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of your AmazonSmile purchases to OBG! Same products, same prices, same service, and free $$ for OBG! iGive.com has hundreds of online stores from... continue reading

Sunday, October 16 2016: Now through Sunday night, October 23rd, our friend, Erin Furman, is hosting a Three Scoops of Vanilla jewelry party for OBG! 25% of the sales proceeds (on anything from her website)  will be donated to OBG's pups! Check out Erin's gorgeous, custom designed bracelet just for our... continue reading

Sunday, October 16 2016: Get your holiday shopping done early with our Yankee Candle Fundraiser! Shop between October 10th and November 10th using this link -- https://www.yankeecandlefundraising.com/ --and Group Number 990087950 and 40% of your sale goes to OBG's pups! All orders over $100.00 Retail will... continue reading

Saturday, October 1 2016: New OBG girl Tessa needs your prayers and donations. This adorable 6-week-old girl was surrendered to a local Maryland shelter on Wednesday because she was born without an anus. Yes, as unbelievable as that sounds! Needless to day the poor girl was in great discomfort and required emergency... continue reading

Sunday, September 11 2016: Incredible news! Thanks to YOU, our Summer Matching Fund Drive raised over $78,000! Your donations met the match and more! OBG will be able to save more lives because of your support! We also want to extend a very special thank you to the Matching Fund donors without whom the drive would not have... continue reading

Tuesday, September 6 2016: Tomorrow is the last day to donate to our Matching Fund Drive! Thanks to some very generous donors, our goal increased to $35,000. That's $70,000 for OBG's pups. WooHoo! Will you help us get there? No donation is too small.  Click here to read our latest fund drive email and help OBG's 30... continue reading

Tuesday, August 23 2016: We have an exciting opportunity for friends and supporters to help sponsor OBG's 20th Anniversary Party on September 25th. There are three tiers to the sponsorship program: Gold Paws ($250), Plantinum Paws ($500) and the Supreme Paw ($1000) which is an exclusive package. Click here for all the... continue reading

Sunday, August 14 2016: Almost all of our dogs come with stories that tug at our hearts, but DeeDee's story is particularly heartbreaking. She was turned in a matted mess by her owner to a Virginia shelter where she became a staff favorite. They called OBG and we couldn't say no to helping this adorable four-year-old... continue reading

Sunday, August 14 2016: The rainbow bridge has gained another Cocker angel. On August 12th, our beautiful Chuck passed away after nearly six years in OBG long-term fospice care. He had Fanconi's Disease, a kidney disorder, and in recent weeks his health had significantly deteriorated. Chuck and his brother, Duke, had come... continue reading

Sunday, August 14 2016: Thank you to Holly Panzer for this beautiful song, "Why Don't You Want Me?" She wrote it in appreciation "to all those involved in animal welfare, for your unwavering dedication toward rescue, rehabilitation and adoption. Special thanks to those who volunteer, foster and donate to this worthy cause... continue reading

Sunday, August 7 2016: Our Summer Matching Fund Drive highlights Sampson today! If we can raise $30,000 by August 31st, then a group of very generous donors will match that for a total of $60,000 for OBG's pups! Please donate today and help us meet the match! Click on the button above right to donate now! Meet Sampson... continue reading

Sunday, August 7 2016: Daisy has some big news! She and the Lil Sparklers all have forever homes waiting for them. They will join their new families at the end of the month! YAY! And take a look at Sheldon! He started out the tiniest but now he is bigger than some of his siblings. He weighs 1 pound 12 ounces! Special... continue reading

Sunday, August 7 2016: Pupdate on beautiful Noel, now named Ella! It's been quite a year for Ella. She was HW+, had Giardia, worms, an ear infection, UTI, in addition to be very scared. She successfully completed her HW treatment and is completely healthy now.  Ella's foster, now forever, Mom told us she is a... continue reading

Saturday, July 30 2016: We have sad news to share. Our sweet boy, Sparky, did not make it. He was in great distress from the dehydration and unable to recover. We thank everyone at Clocktower Animal Hospital and the Hope Advanced Veterinary Center - Vienna for all their efforts to save him. May Sparky... continue reading

Thursday, July 28 2016: URGENT NEWS! Friends - We need your prayers and donations! Two of Daisy's puppies -- Murphy and Sparky -- were rushed to the emergency vet tonight suffering from dehydration. Their vet was giving them fluids, but they were not stabilizing, so they have been rushed to the Hope Advanced Veterinary... continue reading

Thursday, July 28 2016: Another incredible pupdate on a Freedom 46 pup! Here's Nutmeg, now named Atticus! Such a handsome boy and we love his bandana! Enjoy this great update from his Mom. Turns out Atticus is a mischievous boy!  "Since his adoption in November, Atticus has enjoyed acquainting himself... continue reading

Sunday, July 24 2016: This week is a very special anniversary for OBG! One year ago, OBG rescued forty-six dogs -- the Freedom 46 -- from a hot barn where they had been living without proper cooling and little to no water or food. Seven additional dogs were also brought to OBG in the following weeks. We are proud to... continue reading

Wednesday, July 20 2016: Congrats to Patricia P. on winning the "Dinner and Movie Night" prize at our Ledo Pizza fundraiser! Congrats also to Nancy G., another prize winner. OBG raised $414 from the raffles!! WooHoo! We will hear later this week how much we raised from Ledos.  Special thanks to Cindy and Larry... continue reading

Wednesday, July 20 2016: Oh so handsome Harley is a therapy dog for Fairfax Pets on Wheels which visits assisted living and nursing homes in Fairfax County, VA. Harley is 11-12 years old and he and his Dad volunteer at the Mount Vernon Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Harley is the third Bryson OBG alum to participate in... continue reading

Thursday, July 7 2016: Do you know the signs of a dehydrated dog or heatstroke?  In the hot summer months, just running after a ball can leave your dog out of breath and very lethargic. A dog’s body is not very good a cooling down; they only release heat through the limited number of sweat... continue reading

Thursday, July 7 2016: When the weather is this hot and long walks are not an option, there are lots to things to do with your dog inside to help them avoid boredom and keep them mentally stimulated.  Check out this article, Six Ways to Entertain Your Dog Inside, from Companion Animal Psychology.  continue reading

Thursday, July 7 2016: Big news! We have another litter of puppies in the OBG family! In mid-June, OBG received an urgent plea from a Virginia shelter. A very pregnant Beagle named Daisy had been brought in and was expected to give birth at any time.  Another rescue had agreed to take her and then backed out. The... continue reading

Sunday, July 3 2016: Did you know that more pets run away on the 4th of July than other day of the year?  July 5th is the busiest day of the year for animal shelters nationwide! 7.6 million animals are lost each year! Only 26% of pets are returned to their owners each year! Over 35% of lost pets are... continue reading

Wednesday, June 1 2016: This HUGE one-day charity contest is run by the United Way in the DC area with prizes ranging from $500 to $10,000 for non-profit groups who have the MOST unique donors* donating just $24 to their cause. Last year, OBG received 128 donations totally $4776 plus $1500 in prizes!... continue reading

Tuesday, May 10 2016: Our Tyson stole the show last night at the Bowie Baysox Stadium for Bark in the Park! Everyone raved what a sweetheart he is, including Louie, the Baysox mascot! How can he still be available?! Check out his bio here and contact his foster family for a meet and greet!  Special... continue reading

Thursday, May 5 2016: Shop for OBG through Yankee Candle's special fundraising page and OBG receives 40% of your sale! Orders over $100 ship free and only $5 for $99 or less. What a great deal! Click here to shop and make sure to enter OBG's group code, 990087950, in the "Start Shopping" box on... continue reading

Sunday, April 17 2016: Success! Thanks to everyone who participated in the flower power fundraiser. We raised $543 for OBG's pups! continue reading

Sunday, April 17 2016: Drum Roll please . . . . It's finally official! OBG won the $1000 grant as the top vote-getter in Virginia in the Shelter Challenge‬! Thank you on behalf of all our pups for voting day in and day out! No doubt about it, we've got the BEST supporters, volunteers and adopters around!... continue reading

Friday, March 11 2016: OBG goes International! Last month, a fellow rescuer in Egypt contacted OBG asking if we could help 6.5-year-old Astro. He had once been a beloved family member who lived indoors and slept in the bed at night. Unfortunately, he developed terrible skin and ear infections that his owners could... continue reading

Monday, February 15 2016: OBG is very excited to be an Official Screening Host of Rescue Dogs the Movie. Between late April and late May, OBG will host a screening of the movie and adoption event at a Washington, DC area movie theatre. Stay tuned for the details! “Rescue Dogs” is the story of Tracy and his rescue dog... continue reading

Sunday, January 31 2016: Thanks to everyone who Smooched an OBG Pooch for Valentine's Day! We raised $1800 for the pups.  Wouldn't you like to Smooch an OBG Foster Pooch? This Valentine's Day, let all of our foster pups know they are loved and you hope they will find a furever home soon. For a $20... continue reading

Thursday, January 28 2016: Thanks to everyone who participated in our first Valentine's Day auction. You helped raise over $1600 for OBG's pups!  Mark your calendars for our next auction in the spring!  continue reading

Thursday, January 28 2016: OBG's annual Bow-Wow Bowl-a-thon will be Sunday, March 13th from 2-5pm at the AMF Annandale Lanes in Annandale, VA. Click here for details and to register.  continue reading

Monday, January 25 2016: We loved seeing how our furry friends spent #Snowzilla. A good number enjoyed it and an equal number, or maybe more, would have preferred to stay inside! Thanks to all who shared their photos and videos! Click here to see the photos.  continue reading

Monday, January 18 2016: Dear All My OBG Friends, Happy New Year! I wanted to take a minute and let you know how I am doing and thank all the fosters and supporters that help pups like me find perfect homes. See I was born in foster and adopted out, only to find out that I was not good with my new family’s big dog... continue reading

Friday, December 11 2015: Thanks to everyone who gave a "stocking filled with love" to an OBG foster dog, we raised over $2200 for our pups! Thank you on behalf of the pups! continue reading

Tuesday, October 27 2015: Attention Federal Government Employees! Last year, the Combined Federal Campaign launched a program called Universal Giving. Any federal employee, anywhere in the United States, can now designate OBG as the recipient of donations! Previously, employees could give only to national... continue reading

Sunday, October 25 2015: OBG has joined Yankee Candle's fundraising program and we will receive 40% of your sale when you shop though our group. Over 100 items available for your holiday shopping. Click here to begin shopping then go to the Start Shopping box on the right and enter our group number: 990087950.... continue reading

Saturday, October 24 2015: Due to popular demand, OBG has scheduled a Maryland "Paint Your Pet" fundraiser with the Painting Workshop in Baltimore, Maryland on Sunday, November 8th. You don't have to be an artist -- the staff at the Painting Workship will sketch your picture onto a canvas, select your paint color... continue reading

Monday, October 12 2015: New Fall Challenge has started! Your votes can help OBG win up to $1,000! Please vote daily through November 1st! Click here, search on "oldies" (not OBG) as shelter name, click vote, type numbers/letters you see, and click vote again! Want a daily email reminder? Send a note to... continue reading

Saturday, October 3 2015: Thank YOU to everyone who participated in our Fall FlowerPower fundraiser.  We raised $623 for OBG's pups! continue reading

Monday, September 14 2015: Help OBG win $12,000 through WTOP's Click for a Cause contest!  You only need to vote ONCE between September 14th and 5pm on September 25th! Go to Http://wtop.com/click-for-a-cause and find Oldies But Goodies Cocker Rescue (click on the letter "O" at the top to find us... continue reading

Saturday, August 8 2015:   Here's a letter from OBG's President, written days after OBG rescued 46 dogs from another "rescue" organization.   Dear Friends, On Saturday, July 25th, OBG pulled 46 dogs that were housed in a hot barn in rural Virginia. Please read on to learn more about how OBG... continue reading

Saturday, July 4 2015: July 4th is a great day of celebrations and family gatherings, but sadly it is the number one day that pets go missing. Many pets panic at the sound of firecrackers, escape through an open door or window, and disappear into the night. Many turn up miles from home -- frightened, disoriented,... continue reading

Friday, July 3 2015: ANNAPOLIS, MD (July 2, 2015) – The Maryland Department of Agriculture has issued a stop sale order on Stella and Chewy’s freeze dried chicken patties dog food, which has tested positive of Listeria monocytogenes. The lot number is: 111-15. The bags will have a use by date of April 23... continue reading

Friday, June 19 2015: Thanks to YOU, OBG raised over $33,000 during our Spring Fund Drive!!! WooHoo! We have the most awesome supporters anywhere! This included $4,776 raised during DoMore24 and the $1,500 in awards OBG won during the day. We are so grateful for your generosity. You helped dogs like Sandman (featured)... continue reading

Sunday, June 14 2015: Please help OBG win the Great Nonprofits Badge again this year by submitting a review here. Volunteers and donors use this website to search for ratings and reviews of local non-profits. It only takes a few minutes and we really appreciate it! Thank you from all of us at... continue reading

Friday, May 1 2015: Please join us on Sunday, June 14th (6-9pm) for Cheers for Cockers, a special event benefiting OBG Cocker Rescue. Your ticket will include a tasting of 5 select wines, nibbles and delicious treats, along with many fun raffles. Each ticket and bottle of wine purchased will also earn you a raffle... continue reading

Thursday, April 16 2015: In honor of ‪National Volunteer Week‬, OBG Cocker Rescue sends a huge BARK OUT to all of our volunteers! Our phenomenal success in rescuing over 250 wigglebutts each year is a reflection of the ever-increasing dedication and enthusiasm OBG volunteers display on a continual basis.... continue reading

Tuesday, March 24 2015: USA-made Longaberger has designed this one-of-a-kind basket for Mother's Day. You may order the basket separately or as a set with the lid and protector. To ensure delivery by Mother's Day, all orders must be placed by April 5th.  Click here for all the details... continue reading

Monday, March 16 2015: ONLY 1 SPOT LEFT! OBG has partnered with Painting With A Twist in Ashburn, VA, for an exciting new fundraiser - Paint (a portrait of) Your Pet. Imagine the fun of creating an original portrait of your pet, along with other OBG budding artists. Space is limited so we encourage you to... continue reading

Saturday, February 28 2015: OBG's sweet Jake appeared with OBG Marilyn K, on WUSA's 9's Amazing Dog segment last week. Click here to see the clip.  He did great! Please help us find him a forever home.  You can see his bio here and arrange to meet him.    continue reading

Tuesday, February 17 2015: A new star is born! In case you missed it, OBG's "Handsome Man", Papi Chulo, made a guest appearance with OBG volunteer, Angela R., on WUSA's Petline 9 last week.  Click here to see the clip.  He did great and is indeed a very handsome boy! Please help us find him a forever home.  ... continue reading

Wednesday, December 31 2014: Walk your dog and help OBG earn free money! Check out an app called, Walk for a Dog (created by www.wooftrax.com). It is a free, new smartphone application that allows you to support OBG every time you walk your dog. The more people walking for OBG, the more OBG can receive, so... continue reading

Monday, December 1 2014: Supplies are limited. You won't find a cuter calendar for 2015! Click here to place an order online. Click here to order by mail. Calendars are $15 each and $3 per shipping address. Gift messages may be included!  continue reading

Sunday, November 30 2014: Now through December 31st, OBG friend, Bella's K9 Kitchen, will donate 35% of sales to OBG when you mention OBG at check out.  WooHoo!  Check out their soy, corn and grain free treats and their custom birthday cakes! Thank you so much, Bella's K9 Kitchen!  continue reading

Tuesday, November 25 2014: Want to give a special photo of your beloved pet to your friends and family (and of course, yourself)?  There are several upcoming opportunities in the Washington, DC area to get your pet photographed with Santa Paws and help OBG at the same time!  Pet Valu, Springfield, VA -... continue reading

Saturday, October 25 2014: As many of you know, one of OBG's Sweet Sixteen, Mokey, escaped from her adopter back in June of this year. She has been living on the streets since then, but we at OBG have never given up hope that one day we would be able to find her and bring her back to OBG. Thanks to Sam with ... continue reading

Tuesday, September 30 2014: Thanks to all who participated in our fundraiser!  With YOUR help, we raised $756 for the pups! WooHoo!   continue reading

Tuesday, September 30 2014: For those of you unable to join us for Wigglebutts Go Hollywoof, we want to share this touching video prepared by our friend, Carol Bryant. Make sure you grab some tissues!  Thank you, Wigglebutt Warriors (WW) -- Carol, Darlene and Dexter Bryant -- for crusading for OBG's pups!!... continue reading

Wednesday, September 24 2014: Lisa Bregant of Heart Prints Pets, an independent dealer of For Tails Only products, is donating 15% of all her September sales to OBG. Please use this link to ensure OBG gets credit for your purchase. Tell your friends with pets about this pawsome fundraiser and check out the... continue reading

Sunday, August 31 2014: A big OBG THANK YOU to Aimee Gertsch of Younique for sponsoring the WigglebuttsGoHollywoof fundraiser and for selecting OBG as her charity of the month for September. Between now and September 30th, 10% of sales will be donated to OBG! Check out her FB page, https://www.facebook... continue reading

Sunday, August 31 2014: The Honest Kitchen, maker of all natural dog food using human grade ingredients, has selected OBG as its charity of the month for September.  A portion of The Honest Kitchen sales for the month will be donated to OBG. Thank you, The Honest Kitchen! We thank them too for being a... continue reading

Saturday, August 30 2014: OBG thanks FIdose of Reality and the Wigglebutt Warriors for hosting Wigglebutts Go Hollywoof to benefit OBG.  The gala fundraiser on September 20, 2014 would not be possible without the generous support from a group of amazing sponsors.  Click here to see all of... continue reading

Wednesday, August 27 2014: Ronnie, a vibrant female cocker spaniel up for adoption with OBG, appeared with our MD and DC foster coordintor, Marilyn, on WUSA's Petline 9.  She showed that she had star quality, making friends with the camera and anchorman alike!  Here is the video clip in case you missed it!... continue reading

Friday, July 11 2014: Registration is now open for one of our favorite events of the year! On Wednesday, August 20th, join us for the 8th annual OBG Sunset Cruise with the Cockers! Enjoy a chance to relax with your pup and enjoy the sights of the Washington monuments at sunset.  Price is $35 per person and... continue reading

Sunday, July 6 2014: Tonight, Wednesday, July 16th, join OBG for pizza at Ledo Pizza in West Springfield, VA. OBG will receive 20% of all sales from 5pm to closing.  You can also order take-out, but please be sure to mention OBG when placing your order. And when you stop by, check out the OBG raffle... continue reading

Friday, July 4 2014: On September 20, 2014, the Olde Towne Pet Resort in Sterling, Virginia will play host to “Wigglebutts Go Hollywoof,” where the Wigglebutt Warriors including Dexter Bryant will walk the red “paw-pet” with 100 of their shining star guests to benefit OBG!  This gala is pet-friendly... continue reading

Thursday, July 3 2014: On July 10th, we'll be auctioning a baseball signed by Nationals pitcher Stephen Strasburg AND a pair of tickets for the Friday, July 18th Nats vs. Milwaukee Brewers game (auctioned together as a package) on our Facebook page! Seats are in Sec 227, Row B, Seats 3-4. Don't miss this... continue reading

Wednesday, June 18 2014: It's time for OBG's annual calendar photo contest. Now through July 10th, send us your favorite picture(s) of your OBG cocker(s) or OBG honorary cocker(s). Each photo submission is $15.00. Digital pictures are highly recommended and just pictures of dogs -- no humans, please.  ... continue reading

Tuesday, June 10 2014: United Way of the National Capital Area is once again gearing up for Do More 24! - a local movement that leverages the power of the crowd to support our region's most effective nonprofits through focused, online giving. This is an online, one- day campaign to encourage supporters to... continue reading

Friday, May 30 2014: OBG and Wigglebutt Warriors Donation Announcement OBG and the Wigglebutt Warriors, Carol Bryant and Darlene Bryant, are thrilled to announce a $10,000 donation from Eldad Hagar and Hope for Paws in support of the upcoming fundraiser, Wigglebutts Go Hollywoof, to benefit OBG! We are... continue reading

Friday, May 9 2014: Buddy is a an 11-year-old sweet, buff colored guy whose adoptive owner passed away. He loves to cuddle, play with toys and take short walks. He is perfectly housebroken, gets along with other dogs and older, gentle children. He would love a family who is home more often than not... continue reading

Thursday, May 1 2014: The goal of Pet Cancer Awareness Month is three-fold: Raise awareness; provide information; and find a cure. Click here to read our blog post for more details on the program, cancer early warning signs, and other helpful canine cancer-related websites. This awareness program has... continue reading

Thursday, May 1 2014: Back in Black 2014 is here! OBG is participating in Best Friends Animal Society's 4th Annual "Back in Black" campaign to increase awareness and adoption of black and mostly black dogs.  Throughout May, we're celebrating our fabulous black (and mostly black) foster dogs.  Looking... continue reading

Sunday, April 27 2014: Senior sweetheart Gracie does not act her age (in a good way)! This honorary cocker (golden retriever) loves other dogs, kids and chasing squirrels. She is a true gem and will bring any family great joy!  Please read and share Gracie's Personals Ad on the blog and help us find her... continue reading

Wednesday, April 16 2014: Meet Jax! He came to OBG on February 1st after his elderly owners could no longer care for him.  Among a myriad of medical issues including a terrible skin condition, poor Jax came in weighing a whopping 56 pounds --- yes 56 pounds, a good 25-30 pounds overweight.  Our vets... continue reading

Wednesday, April 16 2014: Sweet senior Buddy appeared with his foster Mom, Angela, on USA Channel 9 Petline 9 last week and did GREAT! And he looked fabulous after his fresh groom! Here is the video clip in case you missed it! Buddy loves to cuddle, play with toys and take short walks. He is perfectly housebroken... continue reading

Wednesday, April 2 2014: Did you know we have a Happy Tails section in our blog?  You can follow up on some of your favorite alumni, from last week to years ago!  Clooney, adopted in Jan '14 is currently featured, and your pup(s) could be next - all you have to do is send in your information!  Click here to... continue reading

Tuesday, April 1 2014: In mid-February, five individuals were elected to two-year terms on the OBG Board of Directors, taking office on March 1, 2014. Congratulations to: Karen B. Sue C. Cheryl H. Marilyn K. Vicky Nitschke Teresa Butler was elected to serve a one-year term to coincide with her term as... continue reading

Saturday, March 1 2014: 10% of March sales from For Tails Only will go to OBG!  For Tails Only focuses on bringing quality, organic, and Made In USA products directly to people's homes, through Pawties, and vendor events. When ordering, be sure to put FH053 as the referring consultant ID.  http://www.... continue reading

Monday, February 24 2014: Bailey's Bill (puppy mill bill) is being heard by the house TODAY!!! The bill is in jeopardy - it may not pass, this will be a close one decided by just a couple votes. This is your chance to help animals and have your voice be heard. According to the Hampton Roads Daily Press article, "Senate... continue reading

Thursday, February 6 2014: Lezlee and her foster Mom, Cindy, in their coordinating valentine tops, were the stars of WUSA's Petline 9 tv segment today. The camera loved them both! Check out the video clip here! If you would like to learn more about Lezlee, click here! continue reading

Thursday, January 30 2014: On Monday, January 27, 2014, OBG Cocker Rescue volunteers conducted an urgent rescue in West Virginia before the next Arctic blast hit the region.  Sixteen dogs including cocker spaniels, cocker spaniel mixes, beagle mixes, a lab and some other dogs of unknown origin. Their names are Binky,... continue reading

Rocky Jr

Friday, January 17 2014: In 2013, OBG rescued 218 dogs and helped 227 dogs find their forever homes. Brandii was our first adoption and Rocky Junior the last of 2013; and you can click here to see the album of all of OBG's 2013 adopted dogs!  It wouldn't have been possible without all of YOU - our volunteers, adopters... continue reading

Saturday, December 28 2013: OBG friends, the Wigglebutt Warriors (Carol Bryant, Darlene Bryant, Val Sorenson, Dexter and his doggie wife, Zoe) are restructuring their fundraising goals and have decided to cancel the 2014 Hollywoof event.  Instead of just having one yearly fundraiser, they are going to spread their... continue reading

Saturday, December 28 2013: We thank Santa and his elves for all the wonderful pet photos they posed for this month. We raised $1120 at Dogma Bakery's Santa Paws event and over $700 at the PetSmart photo ops at their Springfield, VA and Columbia, MD stores. A special thanks to Dogma Bakery and to Jeanne... continue reading

Sunday, December 8 2013: Thanks to YOU we raised $10,000 for OBG's pups!  Congratulations to our 2013 Holiday Raffle winners! 1st prize: Mary M.; 2nd prize: Debbie C.; 3rd prize: Margaret S.; 4th prize: Bryan B.; 5th prize: Deb A.; 6th prize: Doug G.; 7th prize: Sally T.; 8th prize: Jason D.; and 9th prize:... continue reading

Wednesday, December 4 2013: Breaking news!  OBG just won $1000 for having the most votes in the entire nation last week for the Animal Rescue Site's Shelter Challenge!  We are so thankful to everyone who voted like crazy, helped spread the word, and cheered us on to a victory this week.  The dogs can really use... continue reading

Wednesday, November 27 2013: Don't forget to use OBG's Amazon.com and iGive links when you shop! OBG receives a portion of the sales made through these links. On behalf of the pups, thank you and happy shopping! continue reading

Saturday, November 16 2013: Thanks all who attended Cockers Uncorked 2014 - it was a roaring success!  Gatsby, dressed in his tux, was there to greet the 120 registered attendees - he wouldn't have missed it for the world.  And for good reason.  It was the most successful OBG event ever held, raising $16,... continue reading

Saturday, November 2 2013: Meet Clancy! He has been through a terrible ordeal. He was out on his own and probably got his leg caught in a trap seriously fracturing his back leg in multiple places. Treatment at a local shelter made it worse and Clancy needed emergency orthopedic surgery.  Clancy is in good hands now... continue reading

Friday, November 1 2013: Our 2013 raffle tickets are here and are selling fast! Why, you ask?  At only $5, it's a great deal and all proceeds go to the dogs!  We also increased your chances of winning - you have NINE chances to win, and only 2,000 tickets will be sold. Prizes one through three include AmEx Gift... continue reading

Tuesday, October 22 2013: Over 100 people and 55 furry friends came out to Lowelands Farm on Saturday, October 19, 2013 for the 3rd Annual HOWL-o-Ween Hayride and Puptoberfest. A great time was had by all and OBG raised $4056 for the pups!  Check out Lucy, aka Minion from Despicable Me, who won first prize in the... continue reading

Thursday, October 17 2013: Thanks to our paw-sitively awesome fans, OBG has won $1000 in the latest Shelter Challenge as the #1 Rescue in Virginia! We can't thank you enough for persevering with the daily voting in light of all the technical challenges of the new Shelter Challenge website. We have the best fans of any... continue reading

Thursday, October 17 2013: Newington, VA (1 October) – Oldies But Goodies Cocker Rescue and the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA®) declare October to be Adopt-a-Shelter-Dog Month. Each year millions of people find a devoted housemate at their local shelter. Together we encourage you to “Make... continue reading

Wednesday, October 16 2013: Weighing in at just 12.5 pounds and only 3 years old, Little Lady arrived to OBG in the nick of time.  Her previous owners could not provide the resources to get her horrific skin condition under control.  Her luck changed though when she arrived to OBG.  We still await the... continue reading

Wednesday, October 16 2013: OBG's 2013 Holiday Raffle is Here! Tickets are $5 and you have NINE chances to win. Prizes are three AmEx Gift Cards ($1000, $500, $200); a Handcrafted Exotic Wood Board; and the remaining 5 prize winners will have a choice of select OBG merchandise. Tickets are available at OBG adoption shows and... continue reading

Tuesday, October 15 2013: Order a high quality weathervane to complement the autumnal foliage. Mix and match between various designs and mounts. Makes a great holiday gift! continue reading

Tuesday, August 13 2013: Use GoodSearch.com as your default search engine and help the dogs of OBG with each search.   Simply go to www.goodsearch.com and enter Oldies But Goodies Cocker Rescue under “Who do you Goodsearch For?” continue reading