Other Pets at Shelter...
|Breed:||Spaniel (Unknown Type) Mix||Color:||White||Age:||Adult|
|Size:||Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)||Sex:||Male||ID#:||12-022|
Speechless...has been the response of most people when viewing Fluffy Pork Chop's photo. Sadly, Fluffy could be the poster boy of overfeeding and treats "gone wild!" When Fluffy arrived at OBG he was classified as morbidly obese and weighed a whopping 42 pounds. His health situation was extremely dire because of his excess weight. He had high blood pressure, a sore tooth, and two cherry eyes which will need to be surgically repaired. At this point, he is not able to undergo anesthesia because of his extreme weight.
This handsome guy has lost over 10 pounds so far! High Paw, Fluff! Fluffy has his own personal trainer and he likes to walk but no power walks for this guy. Fluff's legs are short and stubby and he still has several pounds to loose to feel comfortable. His ideal body size should be around 22 pounds and he needs an adopter who is committed to helping him loose the excess. Fluffy needs several short slow strolling walks daily that will increase in frequency and intensity as his energy level increases and waistline decreases. He also requires a very strict low calorie diet and an adopter immune to those begging "feed me" eyes. Fluff can't get on the furniture yet but maybe one day...it will be a possibility.
Fluffy Pork Chop and 5 of his housemates were surrendered to the SPCA when their owner was evicted. It's safe to say that this turn of events, probably saved Fluffy's life. He is a 6-8 year old Cocker Corgi(best guess) mix with an adorable face and a strong will to live. Fluffy loves kids and is great with people of all ages. This sweet boy gets very attached to his human family and likes to stay near. He currently lives with several other foster siblings, both male and female, and is very good with them. We suspect that he is likely to be good with cats since he doesn't have an aggressive bone in his body. Fluff can be quite vocal and has a lot to say when his foster family comes home, when he's getting fed, etc. so no condo or apartment living for him.
Fluffy would love to comfortably stroll in the spring sunshine. Are you willing to help Fluffy reach his goal for healthy living and a long life? Please email us today for more information.
Help us cheer Fluffy on to lose 20 pounds in OBG's Biggest Loser Campaign. Watch his progress on his blog, obgsbiggestloser.blogspot.com/!
Rescue Group Info...
Oldies but Goodies Cocker Rescue, Inc, (OBG) is an all-volunteer non-profit animal rescue organization based in the Washington DC area that is dedicated to the prevention of cruelty to animals. We do this through the rescue, medical care, rehabilitation and placement by adoption of homeless and/or abandoned cocker spaniels and cocker spaniel mixes to good homes in the Mid-Atlantic region.
A Little History: OBG originated in Northern Virginia in 1996, out of a concern for local senior dogs that found themselves without homes, and had virtually no options for being rescued. OBG now rescues cockers and cocker mixes of all ages, and has grown over the years to serve not only the Washington DC metro area, but also the Mid-Atlantic area. In 2009 we rescued and placed over 330 dogs. We typically have around 100 dogs in our "inventory" which are kept in private foster homes.
OBG holds adoption shows at local MD, DC, and VA area Petsmarts and other locations on most weekends. Visit our website for a list of our upcoming shows. It's a good way to meet several dogs at once. When attending our shows, there are a few things to keep in mind:
If you have a interest in a specific dog, contact us. Not all our dogs attend each show.
Download our application form, fill it out and bring it to the show. That will save time!
Adoption shows are usually stressful for the dogs, so they are not necessarily all going to run up and lick you in the face and wag their tails like mad! Cockers are very attached to their owners, consequently at the shows they are typically trying to stay as close to their foster volunteer as possible and they may just politely ignore you. Don't hold this against them, all the love you see them showering on their foster volunteer will transfer to you very quickly.
If you already have a dog, you should bring it to the show to see how the two dogs interact. Dogs have opinions too, and the nicest dogs in the world may just decide that they don't like each other. Don't worry if the two dogs don't instantly fall over each other in a wagging licking frenzy. If they just do a courteous sniff and wag, and then wander away, that's fine. The point is to make sure they don't start growling and snapping at each other.
Requirements: OBG requires that the adopter be at least 21 years old and show proof of residency. In addition, we do not place dogs in families with children under 8 yrs old. This is precautionary, since in many cases we do not know the complete history of the dog. If you rent, we will ask to see a copy of your lease to verify that pets are allowed. Depending on the dog, we do not require that you have a fenced in back yard, but will check to see if existing fencing is secure. We require that other dogs in the household be spayed/neutered.
Adoption process: If you are interested in adopting a dog from us, we suggest that you first download the application form on our website and fill it out. Bring it with you to one of our adoption shows, and/or contact us to let us know of your interest. We also have an fill-in application form in MS-Word that you can fill in and email back to us. Based upon your application and conversations with you, we will make recommendations on which of our dogs might be a good fit. If a specific dog you are interested in is not available at an adoption show we can make arrangements for a private meeting with the dog and his/her foster mommy/daddy. Before you take your dog home we will perform a homecheck. We finalize the adoption with an adoption contract. The adoption fee is $350 for the first dog and $250 for the second dog, if adopted within 3 months of the first one. This fee helps pay for medical care, food, and shelter for the dogs.
*Note* We have a 14 day refund policy so that you can confirm that the dog is going to work out in your home - if it doesn't work out we can refund the money or work with you to find another dog. After the 14 day period, the fee is not refundable, but we can work with you to find another dog.
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