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Homeless Cocker Spaniels Inspire Fan Giveaway

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Ask any homeless dog what they want for Christmas and it’s a safe bet to guess that ALL of them would wish for a loving, forever home. This letter hit our inbox about two homeless Cocker Spaniels. WARNING: There is nothing graphic in neither in this post nor any disturbing photos. We are, however, giving Fidose of Reality readers the opportunity to win a basket of goodies for taking the time to check this tale out:

OBG (Oldies but Goodies Cocker Rescue) has been contacted by a woman who sadly has to re-home both her 3-year-old blind cocker spaniel, Brady, and her 5-year-old cocker spaniel, Bella. She and her four children are completely devastated knowing they have to give up their dogs, but they have no choice. Her husband left her and her children without any money. Now they are losing their home and they have to move in with family that will not allow them to bring their dogs. We can’t solve all their problems, but if we are able to save Brady and Bella at least we can give them some peace of mind knowing their dogs will be safe and loved.

My wife and I co-founded Wigglebutt Warriors with the mission: “Crusading to save dogs’ lives.” Fellow pet blogger and animal rescuer, Christina Lee of Deaf Dogs Rock, was kind enough to share the news of these dogs with me. You see, Wigglebutt Warriors does more than a yearly gala. There are things going on behind the scenes, wheels in motion that help dogs, and now and again, a special moment happens that is really worth blogging about. It is our hope that the forward motion of one person will inspire others to do the same, especially at this giving time of year.

Long Story Short

After asking my contacts at OBG Cocker Rescue if they could intervene, I was told they would consider it. Putting a dog into foster care is difficult, especially around the holidays. Putting two dogs into foster care who have special needs at a busy time of year is even harder.

brandy cocker

Love and Faith of the Season

I know there are good people out there who outweigh the haters, and those are the people who give me hope.

Christina Lee agreed to donate to OBG and I agreed to help get the word out.

Sometimes a Miracle Happens

On December 5th, this note hit my inbox from OBG’s President,I have exciting news!  Not only have we found foster homes for both dogs, but the potential foster for Brady will probably end up adopting him!  He is a prior OBG adopter.  His dog was blind in his later years and died a little over a month ago. He and his wife feel like it is fate that Brady is looking for a home and now they can adopt a blind dog in his honor. I did some checking and the people who worked with this couple before cannot say enough great things about them. “

bella dog

Two Things You Can Do

In the spirit of the season, if you can afford to send $5 or $10 to OBG Cocker Rescue, they’d be over the moon. The dollars will be spent for medicine, care, veterinary expenses, wellness and treatment for any conditions they have.

Second, our friends at the ASPCA have some fab gift ideas that you can make and/or give to your own dog or a dog in need, like Brady and Bella. You can click here to read the ASPCA gift ideas, which are really fun and practical.

Consider getting gifts that give back from the ASPCA Online Store, such as:

There are also many great gift options for pet lovers that make a difference in the lives of animals in need like, including:

contest prizes

Well entering is easy and fun. There is no cost to enter and anyone in the U.S. and Canada is welcome to partake.

Part One: If you want to donate to OBG Cocker Rescue, click here.

Part Two: If you want to enter the giveaway for a prize pack of goodies from the ASPCA, please enter below: (Official Rules Here)

 Must be 18 years of age or older; U.S. and Canada only, please.


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A dog lover of the highest order is how Gayle King introduced Carol Bryant, when she appeared with her Cocker Spaniel on Oprah Radio’s Gayle King show to dish dogs. Carol created and owns the trademark, My Heart Beats Dog® and lives that mantra. A 30-year veteran of the dog world, she is President of the Dog Writers Association of America (DWAA) and the 2020 DWAA winner for Best Dog Blog.


  1. Brenda Penton says

    I have 4 furbabies that I love. Their names are: Callie (our timid doggie), and three kitties named Missy, Chloe, and Molly. I can’t imagine life without them.

  2. Alyce Poalillo says

    I have several cats now and have had many over the years and I love them all but 2 weeks ago I lost the most precious one of all. My handsome boy Cheddar passed at age 17 and he was my best friend.

  3. Linda Szymoniak says

    I currently have five Treeing Walker Coonhounds (Suki, Ran, Kenji, Kyoko, and Seiji) and three cats (Koneko, Moko, and Arata) – all rescues, by the way. The list of furbabies I’ve lost is just as long.

  4. trisha kilpatrick says

    I love all our cats, Sasha, Callie, and Noire. I also love my daughter’s cats who we are keeping until she has a pet-friendly place to live, Winnie and Taz.

  5. Alexis T says

    My Kenzie, a Wheaten Scottish Terrier, passed away in June, at age 10. Miss her dearly. My hubby and I have been foster dog parents for abused and abandoned Scotties and Westies for several years. Part of being a foster parent is that you have to be able to detach when the dog goes to their furever home. We have had no problem with that for the first 12 fosters. But this fall, we were ask to foster a 7 year old Scottie that was an owner surrender. He has epilepsy and the previous owner was going to destroy him. Thank goodness their vet suggested rescue and Coal came to us. He’s really adopted us; making us a family again.

  6. Nora Edmiston-Harlos says

    I have had many dogs in the 33 years of marriage. Passed are Luke, Shelby, Keesha, Sierra and Ty. The 3 that are still with us are Oscar, Ellie and Tia. I love my fur babies!!!

  7. Lisa Cox says

    So many furbabies that have passed on: Jack, Kiddo, Mozart, Freya Sebastian, Bocephus….
    We still have our Fancy, Gohan, MacLeod, Georgie, Daemon, and Thor.

  8. Cathy Truman says

    I have a beautiful black cocker spaniel named Bailey, he is our little boy so much love and joy.
    I had KC she was a beautiful black cocker spaniel she was our little girl she is now
    at Rainbow Bridge

  9. Andrea M Lee Roundfield says

    I so wish that I knew back then what I now know about being a pup parent . . . I wish I wish. I miss my Scottie, (died of a hit & run), Napolean (lost in a divorce/move), Bear (died of parvo) and poor Goldie . .. my son’s pup . . . I MISS YOU ALL TERRIBLY!

    I’m grateful for the extension of grace and mercy. . . new pup kids Pr Trudy Ann, St. Michael, and Lady Daisy McKenzie.

  10. April V. says

    I love all of my past and present furbabies. Kimba Jean, Mr. T, Cleopatra – all no longer with me but never forgotten and Gemini, Ginger, Nikita and Cinder still around to give me love and annoy me and get out of trouble by being so cute.

  11. Cheryl Haralson says

    My cocker angels — Missy, Danny & Pepper (all Oldies but Goodies Cocker Rescue alums) — who are waiting for us at the Rainbow Bridge. Thank you Carol & Darlene (aka Wigglebutt Warriors) for your constant love and support of OBG!

  12. Lisa V. says

    My current pets are Tut (Cane Corso), Chase (Lab), Barney and Bandit (house cats), and Perdie, Poppy and Tinny (chickens), Gertrude (snake).

  13. jules m. says

    we lost our beloved 2 yr old bulldog zero this year, he died unexpectedly and we were devastated. he was the best dog ever. since then, we’ve adopted a new puppy, he is half jack russell and half beagle and his name is charlie. we would love to win him some goodies!

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