Last updated on February 1, 2014
Valentine’s Day is in the air, and that means love, hearts, hugs, cupids, and dogs in love. Can dogs really fall in love and capture someone’s heart? If you are the proud mom or dad of a dog, no doubt you love your dog(s) dearly. No doubt, our dogs wrap themselves around our hearts.
Fidose of Reality is challenging all pet parents to show how much they love their own dog by taking a peek at our pack of Sweet 16 dogs. Here’s the scoop:
Our friends at OBG Cocker Rescue took in sixteen dogs, including Cocker Spaniels, Bichons, Toy Poodles, and mixed breed dogs. Tragically, the owner of these dogs was recently killed in a tractor accident and his physically handicapped widow could no longer provide either the physical or financial care these dogs required. The outdoor living conditions for many of these dogs made the rescue all the more urgent. Yes, the dogs were living outside in what appears to be a hoarding type of situation. We are grateful the woman reached out and knew she needed the help. Thankfully, the folks at OBG Cocker Rescue intervened.
The Reality and How You Can Help The Sweet 16
Thanks to the folks at Crosspointe Animal Hospital. When the OBG Cocker Rescue volunteers arrived at Crosspointe on Monday night exhausted and covered with feces, urine, and vomit (rescuers lead such a glamorous life), the staff at Crosspointe immediately sprang into action.
They had one-half of their lobby cleared out so they could use it solely for this intake. The smell of dirty dogs, vomit and feces was overpowering, not only to the OBG volunteers and the Crosspointe staff, but also to their regular clientele that were there for appointments, but no one complained. The staff even took it upon themselves to clean up all the dirty transport crates and replace the dirty towels with clean ones. They are all incredibly caring people at Crosspointe and OBG is very fortunate to work with them.
Why Does it Matter
On Monday afternoon, the rescue team drove all 16 dogs to Crosspointe Animal Hospital in Fairfax Station, Virginia. Many of these poor, sweet dogs were so frightened they would not come out of their crates voluntarily. In many instances, the crates had to be taken apart so the dogs could be lifted out of the crates. The Sweet 16 are starting to settle in now to their new surroundings and will soon be ready for foster care and adoption, but we need YOUR help to give them the new lives they so deserve.
The medical care for these dogs is expected to exceed $16,000. OBG has established a Your Caring Fund for our “Sweet 16” to raise funds. Donations can be made at this very special Chip-In Link: http://www.youcaring.com/medical-fundraiser/show-your-support-for-obg-s-sweet-16/132192
OBG is also in urgent need of foster homes to help these dogs start their new lives and find forever families! The dogs have varying needs as far as socialization and housetraining are concerned and potential fosters and adopters will find some of the dogs are more socialized and more comfortable with people than others. Anyone interested in fostering can contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Photos of the pups as they arrived are posted below. Keep in mind, they will look so much different once they have been vetted, bathed, and groomed.
Love Your Dog?
Share the love and give what you can to help one of these precious dogs stand a chance and get a new life he or she truly deserves. No amount is too small.
Of all the people who donate – whether a dollar, five dollars, or whatever you can afford – to the Chip In for the “Sweet 16,” all names will go into a drawing and one lucky person will win a ticket to the Wigglebutts Go Hollywoof gala event. This is the only ticket we will give away!
What is OBG
OBG Cocker Rescue was founded in 1986 and its mission is to rescue, rehabilitate, and rehome cocker spaniels and spaniel mixes of all ages — young and old. OBG rescues over 200 dogs a year.
OBG Cocker Rescue is an all-volunteer, 501(c)(3) organization. All donations go to the care of OBG’s dogs and are tax deductible.
Oh, and OBG is the beneficiary of our grand Wigglebutts Go Hollywoof event.
Can you help us – spread the word, toss a few bucks to OBG, and help out? Much love and gratitude to you!