This blog update is LONG overdue!

BHRR's Velvet has fast become a HUGE fav to so many out there! I have had to advise many an inquiry that she is NOT yet available for adoption and shall not be for some time and that she is only going to be placed in the right matched personality fit home JUST as with all our dogs.

With one or two homes, I have had to state that BHRR is NOT desperate to find homes for our dogs. They live a grand life with us or in one of our fabu temp foster homes! 😉 They lack or want for nothing and BHRR's Velvet is no different.

I truly cannot believe that she has been here almost a month already! She has fit in like she has always lived here! She is fully integrated with all the dogs, deeply bonded to myself and despite being a big gal, she is a 'big suck' at times(yet, so independent in at other times and in many other ways!) and has the saddest soft wee 'whine' if I am on one side of a door and her on the other! LOL Then, she has a monkey side for most nights she wants to sleep in the master bedroom and every once in awhile, she decides she wants to be out in the main area and yet, as soon as I let her out, within 20 minutes back at the door; softly snuffling and giving this very soft wee 'whine' of 'please let me back in….I changed my mind….'

She is no longer crated and has full run of the house. She has proven 100% trustworthy plus housebroken. She has a most delightful personality!

She is an awesome dog and did fabu supreme at our September 29th 'DINE WITH THE BHRR ANIMALS' Event(one photo below) and she also came with me to the Greyhound Supporters(NCR) 8th annual international Greyhound Planet Day on Saturday October 13th, 2012(photo below).

She did incredible! She really showed people how much she loves to lay on her side and have her tummy rubbed. I noticed that she was pulling one or two Volunteers around and it reinforces that while she listens to me, she needs to learn(hence our obedience clause in our adoption contract) to have mutual respect/trust with others so that she can continue to be a model asset to home and community!

Her coat is not really a solid black, yet has more of a 'chocolate hue' to it and as mentioned to a few folks on Saturday, that she is still blowing off that old dead coat, that it shall take awhile and if you look at her tail, face and part of her legs, a really lovely shiny black is coming in….with a slight 'brown' hue still yet; not that chocolate brown of an old dead coat. She is still having some dander and she is on FROMM Whitefish, is getting her Omega's in the eggs/eggshells and is being bathed with organic oatmeal shampoo. I think a few people did not realise just how long it takes to work 'magic' on a coat that had never been properly taken care of and she will get there…. 😉 You cannot rush these things. Time, patience and consistency works 'magic' in many ways…..

I shall be booking her an appointment at the Vet for next week – the week of the 22nd – and do her presurgical bw, have a thorough exam and microchip her etc. She has completely recovered from her KC. Her heat is now over and we wait for it to be safe to spay her. Once she is spayed, she will have about two weeks recover time and then be placed up for adoption. Due to our XMAS shutdown period as we do not adopt out during the holiday season(yet, do remain open 24/7 for requests for assistance); her being placed up for adoption may not occur until January of 2013.

Yet, one step at a time!

I still 'peg' her at not more than 3 years of age.

For those wishing to consider to support BHRR's Velvet:

Kanata Animal Hospital (613) 836-2848 and they will take Visa, M/C and AMEX over the phone under the account of 'Birch Haven Rescue' for 'Velvet'. They will take Debit or Cash in person at 440 Hazeldean Road in Kanata, Ontario

You can also mail donations via a Bank Draft to:

Birch Haven Rescue & Rehabilitation Services
C/O Gwendilin Boers
2425 Totem Ranch Road West
RR#1 Oxford Station, Ontario
K0G 1T0

OR email transfer to

OR via PayPal(please use the 'gift' option)

BHRR's Velvet's Vivacious Angels  $60 donated to date & Bills $210.67
Anna & Peter



BHRR's Velvet's WishList:
$ towards Vet bills

FROMM -Whitefish or Salmon Dog Food
Dino Smoked Bones
Rope Toys

Oatmeal Shampoo

September 29th – photo courtesy of M. Aris & October 13th – photo courtesy of Andrea – AREN'T those eyes amazing!