On September 3rd, I received the following email asking if we could step up to assist one of two dogs. The one was a very special puppy, see below. The other, we believe had a great chance of being picked up by another group(5 year old GS). Grew up with Sheps and, shall always own a single breed or GSx. My current GSx is is now over the age of 10.

After a few days of hoping and pleading that we may have an approved BHRR Volunteer step up to assist us with a temp foster of one of our current adoptables(which would give us a spot now) that are not yet in an approved temp foster home, we then blitzed our album on fb of our current adoptables in the hopes that by others sharing(we were almost 70 new shares the last I looked!), the right matched homes for the 23 dogs that we currently have up for adoption shall find them…….

Meanwhile, we have managed to buy some more more time to save this boy and, we committed to bringing him in on October 11th, 2014. BHRR's Hubert is ONLY the 8th dog that BHRR has been able to assist in 2014.

We are going to keep the name 'Hubert' that they were calling him. 🙂

"There is Hubert, a “small” three-month-old Old English Sheepdog and Bernese Mountain Dog mix. While he is affectionate, friendly, gentle and cuddly when he is in a quiet phase, he also has periods of intense excitement where he loses bite control – which could lead to unintended injuries. He has the clumsy walk of a puppy, and tends to bump into walls. This small teddy bear will need an experienced family without children

Unfortunately, a veterinary revaluation conducted on August 8 revealed that Hubert’s balance problems (and potential behavioral issues) are caused by a congenital brain injury. He will therefore need to be seen by a neurologist, and might require an MRI scan. Hubert’s ankles also make cracking sounds."

NOTE: UPDATE: For those inquiring about the extend of 'Hubert's' brain injury, the above is what was sent our way from the place that currently has him: One he arrives to BHRR, we will begin a work-up for him. He is stable and doing just fine at this time and, should, anything change, ie worsen, all can be assured, that he will be seen by another Vet immediately…..

(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 ‘Hubert’. 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 gwen@birchhaven.org

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 Hubert's Angels Donations to Date: $00.00 & Bills To Date: $0.00
*Before PayPal fees

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