Thursday, December 26, 2013

OBG's 12th Save of Christmas!

The Twelfth Save of Christmas is Colby, a ten-year-old, reddish-buff handsome fellow that was turned in to a Spotsylvania County shelter after his owner became ill and could no longer care for him. What a heartbreaking turn of events for Colby and his owner! On December 14th, he arrived in OBG, scared, dirty and unkempt, but ready to be loved.

As we come to the final stanza of the 12 Saves of Christmas, we are thankful for the gifts of the season. These gifts are not under the tree, or wrapped in paper, or bought in a store. Rather, they are the excitement in the eyes of a sweet pup who has found a forever home. As we counted down the 12 Saves of Christmas, three rescued pups found forever homes and spent Christmas surrounded by the love of their new families. Our hearts sing with joy for Bijou, Clancy, and Suzy Q! We also sing a hearty chorus of cheer for Frodo, Gavin, Sammie, Scooter, Teddy, and Tina, who are pending adoption and should be ringing in the New Year with their new families!

We are often asked: Why do we do what we do for the pups? Where do we get the energy? How can we let a foster dog go? Don't we cry when they leave? (Yes!) The 12 Saves of Christmas gave a glimpse of how homeless pups reach OBG and what their needs are. It also illustrates what motivates OBG's passionate volunteers: saving dogs and seeing them adopted by loving, caring families. Over the last 12 days we featured 12 dogs saved and nine dogs adopted or pending adoption. Even as we celebrate them, we are working to help many more pups to safety and to forever homes. And as you and your family sing all twelve stanzas of OBG's 12 Saves of Christmas, we hope that you, too, will think of the saves to come and will continue your generous support. It's your donations that give our sweet wigglebutts their happy endings!


Join OBG in Singing the 12 Saves of Christmas!

On the 12th save of Christmas, my true love gave to me
12 puppies snugglin'
11 fur coats a gleamin'
10 snouts a sniffin'
9 butts a wigglin'
8 paws a dancin'
7 tails a waggin'
6 ears a flappin'
5 golden collars
4 parti cockers
3 buff beauties
2 eyes a lovin'
And a cocker in a forever home!
Please check back for OBG's 8th Save of Christmas!

We hope you had a wonderful holiday!

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