BHRR's August is moving to our Haven Program. When I first picked her up from the shelter, I strongly suspected that something could be 'up' with her eyes and, once she settled in, she had a Vet Visit and then, recently a specialist visit and, sadly, I was more right than I realised. Sadly, and, very tragically, she has a mass behind her one eye.

We are currently discussing, possible treatments for her and, the risk is that we could lose her on the table, should we operate. 🙁 Yet, to not do something, we are going to lose her anyway. 🙁 We are also discussing to see if we can somehow 'shrink' the mass.

She remains a very loving affectionate and obedient dog with us and, the specialists warned that her behaviour could become quirky and sporadic as the pressure and pain builds. We will not see her suffer. QUALITY always. She is still woofy off and on with Sean yet, that has always been that way. She loves Kinsley and is fine with Mason and, with me, the only time she wants to 'mouth' – NOT bite – is when I take her collar and lead her somewhere she does not want to go….nothing more or less than many other dogs can and have done and, were trained to not do so in time.

She continues to not be so thrilled with BHRR's Ethel and, the only new change is that she did resource guard over me to BHRR's Abby and, to all those that know and love BHRR's August, she is not a very forgiving gal. She really harbors a grudge and for people to think that this is not possible, you would be sorely incorrect.

She lives in complete harmony with all of the dogs otherwise and, with us. I see zero signs of aggression and, we will be monitoring her extremely closely for any signs of pain(she eats – still a bit thin yet, she was in a shelter for over 6 weeks, drinks, urinates and has good bm's). She sleeps like a log as many Deafies can!

I am truly heartbroken for her….she is an amazing dog! She is so easy to love……..

I want to thank Liz Bradley of The Ottawa Dog Blog who offered to do a candid photo session of BHRR's August to have as a memorial and foreve piece of her. We will be scheduling that soon as, I do not know how much time we have left with this incredible dog.

(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 ‘August’. 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 August's Angels  $165.00* donated to date & Bills are: $789.90
*Before PayPal fees
Raina – Bark for Rescue Challenge