BHRR's Triumph was one of the four BHRR dogs that came to our 7th annual KAH/BHRR Fundraiser and, in only having had him 15 days, I was a bit unsure if he was 100% ready, my gut and, all he has shown me to date has indicated that he is and, so, I felt that if for any reason that day(I also knew that we were getting rain and the crowds would not be the same as our past years of non-rain  -yet, thanks to our amazing village, over $6,600 was raised that day!), I had the runs inside KAH for him to relax and rest if needed.

Well, I was proven so correct in that he BLEW this day out of the park! HE ROCKED it! He was outstanding! He was no longer that terrified dog that first arrived to BHRR only 15 days earlier. His waist had also gone from 13" to 21" as taking pictures of an emaciated brindle just do not turn out well.

He was a massive hit to all that met him and, yes, while he was keen to come to me each time that he saw me, he was quite comfortable to allow others to hold and walk him. I assigned one specific BHRR approved Volunteer to him for the day and, when they had to leave at 2 PM, he transitioned perfectly to his second doggie lover. 🙂 His leash manners are amazing now! Proud of him!

We will be investigating further and, doing surgery when he is neutered on that one front paw for the one theory is that there could be a beebee in there. As he continues to put on weight, we will become closer to neutering him. HE is such a good dog! AND, from there, be placed up for adoption. He is so calm and another 'old soul' and, having been starved, his one vice is some dog to dog resourcing(mild) when there is kibble dropped on the floor.  He s a small male and, to the right matched forever loving home, that shall not matter. 😉

His tail has gone from been so tucked up under his belly in fear to wagging and getting  higher and higher. His head is held taller, he looks more towards your face and, he gives the softest of sweet kisses. His coat is coming in so soft and gleaming and no longer coarse and dull. His feet are lifting beautifully on the Ester C and, he just continues to make my heart thud with joy! 🙂

Below are some photo's of him from July 12th(you can see how skinny he still is if you look at his waist area) and on July 13th. I have so many awesome photo's of him!

Second photo is courtesy of A. McCoy! 🙂

(You do not need a PayPal account either)

A file is set up at 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 ‘Triumph’. 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 OR the ‘friends and family’ option) OR we shall have to pay service charge fees. :(

BHRR’s Triumph's Angels  $335.00* donated to date & Bills are $478.09
*Before PayPal fees
Alex & Karen

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