We were contacted at the end of November re: a severely under socialised and fearful Male, Harle, 'similar' in colour to our BHRR's Treasure and, asking if, we may wish to assist as we were told that he really needs us….
While we did not have a photo of what we knew to be a Harlequin GD(if the colouring was similar to BHRR's Treasure), we committed. As he was just recently o/s to the high kill shelter, he had not yet been evaluated/assessed.
I sent a courtesy follow-up on Wednesday December 3rd to check the status as, I had not heard back(I understand how busy everyone is!).
We were then passed along some very unfortunate news. They were not able to handle him at the Shelter and, could not assess him as they were scared of him and, the staff refused to vet him.
He is extremely undersocialized and staff at the shelter were not comfortable working with him and, he had to be 'poled' to be handled.
Said to be aggressive with humans and other dogs. Was slated to be pts on Friday December 5th and, we were able to get in to do an assessment/evaluation Friday AM and, he was able to be walked without concern. He was relaxed when he saw other dogs in runs and, appears that men more than women make him scared.
He is deserving of a chance and, we are going to give it to him………
We do not profess to be miracle workers yet, we understand fear aggression, how dogs do not present well in a shelter environment and, that if people are not comfortable or are scared, dogs can 'mimic' and 'react' to that…..We know that not all dogs can be saved yet, we are prepared to give him what he deserves…the opportunities and structure and best set up for success that we can!
We understand and are experts with Danes, and, this is one of the big reasons why BHRR exists!
ETA to BHRR Monday December 8th, 2014
He would love a SS of his very own if anyone is interested…guaranteed that this dog has not had ONE moment of love or kindness in his life to date……
YOU CAN ALSO MAKE BI-WEEKLY AUTOMATIC DONATIONS OR EVEN MONTHLY DONATIONS – HERE
(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 ‘Braveheart’. 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
OR email transfer to email@example.com
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 Braveheart's Angels $o.oo* donated to date & Bills are $0.00
NOT YET AVAILABLE FOR ADOPTION!