BHRR's Stafford was at Kana(Kanata Animal Hospital) with me today. His weight was 19 KGs(41.8 pounds). He looks great between 19.1 KGS and 20.5 KGS, so, we shall up his food just a tad. On Saturday at PV Hazeldean, some time was spent with a few people educating them properly on what a Bulldog, any dog really, should look like as an 'ideal' weight. Dr. Bruce in his consult report marked BHRR's Stafford's body condition down as 'ideal' and said, that he is one of the most fit and great looking weight-wise bulldogs he has ever seen.

So many think that they need to have stomachs as wide or wider than the dogs hips. This is of no benefit and in fact, shall worsen and breathing issues and, leg problems for a dog. I asked these same people if they saw ribs on BHRR's Stafford and, very faintly they could barely see his last two ribs, barely…and,to be at a proper weight, the last two ribs on non-hairy dogs should be faintly seen. To whomever adopts this magnificent boy, his weight will be monitored so, that he does not become obese(we as humans control their dog food and treat intake). Fat dogs are one of my pet peeves. We address it on our detailed adoption info. packages.

The Vet looked over him closely and, says his lungs sound good and clear and, he will be ok'd for his dental with possible extractions tomorrow at Kana(Kanata Animal Hospital). He had his DAPP Booster plus his Rabies and, once he heals from his dental, he shall be ready to be placed up for adoption! 

Both of his Vets at Kana reviewed the report from Dr. Bruce at Alta Vista AH, of his airway evaluation/assessment.and concur that, there is nothing urgent from a r/q rescue perspective that we should be doing prior to him being placed up for adoption. The report clearly indicates that no more than a 5.5 size endotracheal tube is to be used. Dr. Bruce felt that a 7 or a 7.5 initially would fit for the evaluation for a dog his size and, it turns out that the size that is often used for a large cat, is what BHRR's Stafford requires.

For anyone that wishes to donate to his dental with possible extraction procedure at Kana(Kanata Animal Hospital) tomorrow, you can do so via the contact info. found below. We are looking at another ~$1,500 yet, we will post a final total when we know what is actually found in his mouth.

We also microchipped his Lord tonight!

(You do not need a PayPal account either)

A file is also 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 ‘Stafford’. He has almost $2,000.00 in bills alone at Kana(Kanata Animal Hospital) right now.

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 Stafford's Angels  $2,154.25* donated to date & Bills are $3,010.71
Vegan Cupcakes to the Rescue(Wendi)
The Twaddles
Gracie Honalulu's Mom
Several Anonymous Donators – We make not know who you are, BUT, we thank you SO much for being there!
Micheline of Helping Ottawa FurKids
3rd ANNUAL 'GIVE It UP 4' Autumn -$580 and counting – 8 participates left to donate their pledges
BHRR's last "EXPERIENCE' Mini Open House of 2014
PV Hazeldean 'Pooch Smooch' with Rose/Red Carpet & Community Education & Public Awareness Event $446.25