From BHRR’s Abby’s special picnic play date human:

“I just wanted to say a big thank you for organizing my date with Abby today, for driving her and preparing the delicious picnic. It’s always been my dream to have a Great Dane and we had a great time together today! She’s such a sweet dog.”

 

 

AND the special picnic play dates have officially begun!

We have a total of 23 dates (DAY and OVERNIGHT) plus 2 Private BHRR ‘EXPERIENCES’ in 2017!

7 Dates & 1 PRIVATE ‘EXPERIENCE’ have been booked for May so far! Going to be a busy summer!

First up is BHRR’s Abby! She has a DAY date today and she helped me make this special picnic snack! Well…..ok…..she supervised!

Next up shall be BHRR’s Latte’s own DAY date on May 16th.

BHRR Animals Available For Adoption

This is a blog post, updated regularly as to who is available for adoption and the ‘quick’ status of others not yet available for adoption.
NOTE: This blog post is on each of the dogs’ individual pages.
All of our available dogs can also be found on our PetFinder website.
*To read a dog’s blog, scroll to the very bottom of that dog’s individual page and read upwards, skipping over any posts such as fundraiser posts. They will answer most of your questions re: age, history etc.*

**NOTE: As of December 1st, 2016; BHRR shall no longer be responding to any inquires to adopt. We are following the lead of other r/q organizations and ONLY completed adoption applications submitted to the BHRR BOD shall be considered/responded to.**

BHRR is a federally registered NP organization and requires an application/contract to be filled out, personal references including a vet reference if applicable and a home visit to be done before being approved to adopt.

We also require that at the time of meeting any BHRR animal (after completing the application process up to that point) that the whole family + any other currently owned animals are either brought to the locale of the animal in question for at least one meeting to take place, yet almost always, we bring said dog to the home as part of the home-visit.

BHRR only places per best matched personality fit.

We also require that within four months of having adopted your new addition that at least one full round/session of group classes of obedience (they can range from 6-18 weeks) must be started and upon completion; proof (registration + completion) must be submitted to BHRR’s attention at BHRR and with having your signature on the adoption application/contract; you will be in a legal breach of your contract should this not be done. The animal involved will have to be returned promptly & safely to BHRR at your own expense.

 

BHRR’s Abby(F)  – AVAILABLE FOR ADOPTION SINCE July 3rd, 2013 -*Great Dane

BHRR’s Leroy(M) – AVAILABLE FOR ADOPTION SINCE June 4th, 2014 -*Great Dane

BHRR’s Salem(F) – AVAILABLE NEW ARRIVAL SINCE February 5th, 2015 – *Great Dane/Mastiff

BHRR’s Ivy(F)AVAILABLE FOR ADOPTION SINCE February 18th, 2015   -*Great Dane

BHRR’s Raven(F) – AVAILABLE FOR ADOPTION SINCE October 8th, 2015 -*Great Dane

BHRR’s Steam (Steam Boat)(F) – AVAILABLE FOR ADOPTION SINCE Dec 1, ’15 – *Mini Aussie(Deaf/Visually impaired)

BHRR’s Bell(F) – AVAILABLE FOR ADOPTION SINCE December 19th, 2015 -*Great Dane(Deaf/Visually Impaired)

BHRR’s Whisper(F) – AVAILABLE FOR ADOPTION SINCE March 14th, 2016 -*Great Dane(Deaf/Visually Impaired)

BHRR’s Eve(F) – AVAILABLE FOR ADOPTION SINCE May 13th, 2016 -*Great Dane

BHRR’s Rubble(M) – AVAILABLE FOR ADOPTION SINCE September 19th, 2016 -*Great Dane

BHRR’s Pearl(F) – AVAILABLE FOR ADOPTION SINCE February 12th, 2017 -*Great Dane

BHRR’s Latte(F) – AVAILABLE FOR ADOPTION SINCE April 18th, 2017 – *Neapolitan Mastiff or Mastino – PENDING Adoption May 24

BHRR’s Giselle(F) – NOT YET AVAILABLE FOR ADOPTION NEW ARRIVAL September 7th, 2016 -*Great Dane

BHRR’s Black Diamond(F) – NOT YET AVAILABLE FOR ADOPTION – NEW ARRIVAL March 12th, 2017 – *Great Dane

BHRR’s Sambuca(M) – NOT YET AVAILABLE FOR ADOPTION – NEW ARRIVAL April 9th, 2017 -*Great Dane

BHRR’s Gravel(M) – NOT YET AVAILABLE FOR ADOPTION – NEW ARRIVAL April 17th, 2017 -*Great Dane

BHRR’s Capone(M) – NOT YET AVAILABLE FOR ADOPTION – NEW ARRIVAL April 27th, 2017 -*Great Dane

BHRR’s Navy(M) – NOT YET AVAILABLE FOR ADOPTION – NEW ARRIVAL May 14th, 2017 -*Great Dane

BHRR’s Daffodil(F) – NOT YET AVAILABLE FOR ADOPTION – NEW ARRIVAL May 14th, 2017 -*Great Dane

BHRR’s Jade(F) – NOT YET AVAILABLE FOR ADOPTION – NEW ARRIVAL ETA September 2017 – *Great Dane

BHRR EVENTS

NOTICE: UPCOMING BHRR EVENTS:

In 2017, BHRR is going to book ONLY 4 Community Education & Public Awareness Events

1. Our 10th Annual Microchip, Nail Trim & BBQ Fundraiser is Sunday July 9th @ Pet Valu Stittsville – 1250 Main Street
9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
*NO Appointments Necessary
Microchips – Cats & Dogs – $40
Nails – Cats, Dogs & Exotics – $10
Ear Cleaning for Dogs – $10
Dog Baths with Towel/Blow Dry – $10
Silent Auction
Doggie Treat Table
Human Baked Goodies Table
50/50 Raffle
Face-Painting, Feathers & Tats – By Donation
& MORE
*We are seeking 8 more BHRR Approved Volunteers to hang out with us on Sunday. Please EMAIL

2. We have been invited back to Critter Jungle for a 6th YEAR! For their annual Rub-A-Dub – Dirty Dog Bath!
Date: Saturday July 15th
Time: 10:30 AM – 3:30 PM
Dog Baths $15 Wash & Towel Dry
Ear Cleanings $10
& Nails $10
*We are seeking 6 more BHRR Approved Volunteers to hang out with us on Saturday Please EMAIL

3. 3rd Annual Kinsley’s ‘K’night At The Movies – Saturday August 12th, 2017!

*Rain Date: Saturday August 19th, 2017*
Time: 6:00 pm @ BHRR

Registration – Please EMAIL

*ONLY 25 tickets Available! $25 – Two movies (1st – Here Comes The Boom! & 2nd – The Martian) under the stars & an all you can eat BBQ of Hotdogs, Hamburgers, Veggie Burgers with popcorn/cotton candy and non alcoholic drinks. AND Marshmallows plus a Boerskins Bonfile!

$20 – Additional Donation for a BHRR Doggie Date
Dessert by potluck donation!

4. BHRR will be at Pet Valu Hazeldean on Saturday November 4th from 10 AM – 4 PM
Dog Baths
Nail Trims
Ear Cleanings
Some Merchandise for Sale
*We are seeking 3 more BHRR Approved Volunteers to hang out with us on Saturday. Please EMAIL

5. ONGOING – On February 21st, 2013, I received a most delightful and touching email from a woman named Allie MacAlister that is so very active in helping others

She is extremely talented and more lovely than any words can ever be put down on paper and she has wonderfully surprised me with the very stunning and unique artful creation of an Irish Wolfhound, inspired by our Bunker Dude. She is calling it ‘Art For A Cause’.

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10% of sales of her products will come to BHRR!

*You can purchase t-shirts, mugs, mousepads, totes, greeting cards and SO much more! She will be adding products regularly.

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BHRR Winter Wonderland – 40+ cms of snow!
March 14th, 2017
*They are looking for the kids?! No one told the doggies that it is the March Break!

They love their routine!

 

This gorgeous BBBBB had her annual at KAH tonight! BHRR’s Abby!!

She weighed a most wonderful 45.4 Kgs(99.88 pounds)! She looks amazing!! She was overweight at one point during her time in her approved temp foster home yet now has dropped all that excess weight(4+ Kgs) once she came back to BHRR to get back in shape.

Her Vet had many compliments on this grand dame’s (she turns 8 very soon), coat and how shiny plus healthy it looks and how her temperament was truly lovely!! She was fabu for her whole exam! She is even a dream to do nails….

She got an A+ checkup and remains AVAILABLE FOR ADOPTION to that right matched forever loving home – one that does not have cats!

Love this beautiful Dane so much!

BHRR’s Whisper & BHRR’s Abby’s annual are scheduled for Friday January 27th.

We know many have been patiently….or, not so patiently waiting!!!

Here is the FIRST instalment of our 2016 Traditional December 24th XMAS Eve Photo’s!

As most dogs remain in their approved Temp Fosters, not all doggies could have their photo’s done BUT, we got those that we could!

We have had quite a few come back for the Holidays as their families are travelling.

ALWAYS a blast for us at BHRR!

We cannot SHOUT out enough big thanks of our deepest appreciation to ALL those that stepped up to be part of our 14th ANNUAL SS to the BHRR dogs!

Another amazing successful year THANKS to so many angels that made it possible!!!

We only had 1 person not send their SS’s yet, as we had other kind plus thoughtful generous people send extra goodies to help cover any that were missed, we are so BLESSED to say that, each BHRR dog had something special to call their own this XMAS!!!

Many of these dogs are experiencing their very first XMAS of love, shelter, with enough food and, tons of helping hands, not hurtful or neglectful ones…. THANK you’s being sent out again to every wonderful and lovely Secret Santa that made this possible!!!

I am inspired by your caring, giving and, incredibly beautiful hearts!!! A million thank you’s being sent again!

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Someone had an awesome play date today!!! BHRR’s Abby (7.5 years old) on the right.  

Thank you Steev for being such a good boy and sharing your humans with BHRR’s Abby today!!

From what I have been told, she had a good run at a dog park  , may or may not have had a piece of ‘bacon’  , watched a movie and had a nice snooze!! Sounds like such a wonderful day!

I am truly forever indebted to those that have taken her out on play dates over the past few weeks! This is her third date in the last month and I think they are going to her head for boy was she ever feisty this AM!!  Steev was just happy to have a friend and BHRR’s Abby was at first a crotchety vocal gal wanting all the human attention on her yet she settled down nicely!!

Got to love her spunk!

She remains AVAILABLE FOR ADOPTION!

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NOTICE:

BHRR does not adopt out during the XMAS season due to our position that it is not in the best interest of any new addition being added during such a busy, exciting and somewhat stressful time for many.

Quite a few other Rescues, Shelters, Pounds etc. have also begun to follow a similar protocol to what we have been doing for 2 decades.

Our XMAS Shut down period for this year is from Friday December 16th, 2016 to Tuesday January 3rd, 2017 inclusive.

Any applications received during this time will be processed/reviewed as of Wednesday January 4th, 2017!

During this time, BHRR is available 24/7 as always for requests for assistance of animals in need.

Thank you for your continued understanding – The BHRR Team

Gentle Reminder!

We are at Pet Valu Hazdeldean this Saturday November 26th from 10 AM – 4 PM for our last community education and public awareness event of 2016!

We are looking at bringing BHRR’s Kaos, BHRR’s Steam and BHRR’s Whisper for our famous Red Carpet Pooch Smooch Sessions!

We will be doing nails, ear cleanings and dog baths – ALL inside too!

More details in poster!

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BHRR’s Abby had another wonderful spoiling play date today – with the same lovely home that took her out last weekend!

She remains AVAILABLE FOR ADOPTION!

They bought her a new collar (the purple one!) and she got to visit with Santa at one of the Pet Valu’s! She went for a lovely stroll and also visited a Global Pet Foods. Thank you to this home for their time, and love given to her! Every time I offer to pay for things, they decline…so generous of them.

BHRR’s Abby saw rabbits at Pet Valu as New Moon Rescue was in attendance and the once prey driven Dane was curious only.

She took a long time in our own home yet she did become good with the guinea pigs we had.

We still highly recommend a NO Cat home though for her!

As a side note, this girl and like all of our other BHRR dogs do NOT reside in a kennel or cage. They are loved and treated as beloved cherished members of our home and those of our approved temp foster homes.

She and all of our BHRR dogs will only be adopted to an approved right matched fit home only.

Just because she has waited patiently for so long, us too, does not mean that we are desperate to adopt her out.

This amazing home has indicated that they are open to taking her out again on December 3rd for some more special time.
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Someone went on a special spoiling play date today! I heard that PetSmart was just one of the lovely places BHRR’s Abby visited today! She also was at Cocomutts. With the cold temps this AM, she did not get a bath and so as she loves ‘overseeing’ the horses being fed grain and hay, this home had her groom zoomed and wiped down on one of her adventures today.

Thank you to this amazing home for taking her out AND to all that have been sharing her from my post earlier this week!!

Her weight today was 111.10 pounds. Which is awesome! Still a wee bit plump but we are getting there. That means she has lost 6.6 pounds since she was last weighed. Too many treats being given at her approved temp foster and when she came back to us, it was a weight loss program/regime for her.

This home is going to take her out again for another spoiling outing next Saturday too. Thank you!

No applications yet received for this BBBBB yet her photo has now been shared 57 times from our post earlier this week!

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I would like to post about BHRR’s Abby! She is one of our absolutely gorgeous BBBBB’s.

Abby is also extra special as November is Adopt A Senior Month. We are hi-lighting her in the hopes that people may share her photo/story and that her forever loving adoptive home finds her!

She is a stunning 7 year old Great Dane that unfortunately is still awaiting so patiently as we are too, for her forever loving adoptive home to find her…she has been waiting since July of 2013 and we have not had one single adoption application received for her…. Not a single one.

Sadly, Abby has several deeply misplaced myths about her….she is a big black dog so the BBDS( Big Black Dog Syndrome) follows her wherever she goes. How unfortunate. Black is such a beautiful colour, big is beautiful also and she is anything but ‘common’.

She is also now a Senior and so many people have such wrong misconceptions about Senior dogs, especially giant Senior dogs. Just because she is 7 does not mean she is on her deathbed. She is active and healthy. My own Senior Great Dane is going strong at almost 9.5 years of age and BHRR’s Abby could well live to she is 10, 11 or older. Yes, Danes can and do live longer than what so many erroneously believe….I have had three live to almost 13.

You do not know love until you have had the love of a Senior dog…she is excellent with her house & leash manners, housebroken, obedient, affectionate, playful, kind, great with other dogs(NO cats!) and where once she did not like smaller dogs, she lives in complete harmony with 23 pound BHRR’s Steam and 10 pound Sir-Bounce-A-Lots. She travels great in a car, loves walks on the beach, sunrises and sunsets, cottage life, watching movies on the couch and likes people of all ages. She is kind, quiet and gentle and I adore the *frosting* on her face!

To learn more about BHRR’s Abby, here is her detailed blog. Please scroll to the very bottom and read upwards, skipping over any posts not related to her journey, ie fundraising posts

AND here is a small testimonial from a home who had a special picnic play date with her.

“Abby is wonderful, gentle and affectionate. I can’t believe she is not adopted. Abby’s leash manners are fantastic, she is such a pleasure to take for a walk ????

Thanks to all who may consider sharing BHRR’s Abby’s picture….

BHRR’s Baby Kaos is getting ready for Halloween! Not Yet Available For Adoption!

Remember to have safe Halloween practises for a happy Halloween for pets & kids!

NOTE: BHRR shall be closed for the intake of adoption applications and shall not approve adoptions from Monday the 24th of October to Tuesday November 1st inclusive.

We do not adopt out around the Halloween season and many others Rescues, shelters, pounds etc. have also begun to follow a similar protocol.

We do not believe it is in the best interest of the animals in our program, especially for dark coloured dogs.

During this time, BHRR is available 24/7 as always for requests for assistance of animals in need.

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*CORRECTION: Location Address is: 5919 PERTH STREET, Richmond, Ontario*

Our next microchip clinic is being hosted with Dr. Zak at Pet Valu Richmond on Saturday September 10th!

Dr. Zak has now been with us for 8 microchip clinics to date and this is #9!
*No appointments necessary
*We are inside so rain or shine!
*10 AM – 4 PM

Our accreditation per CVO requirements to host this microchip clinic shall also be posted.

We shall also be doing dog baths, ear cleanings, nails for cats & dogs and will have some merchandise for sale! Come meet some of the big dawgs of BHRR! More details in poster.

All monies raised shall go towards helping to pay off the bills for BHRR’s Dyson’s partial tail amputation that is scheduled for September 8th.

BHRR has been precedent setting/instrumental over the past almost 10 years with our Microchip Clinics in our efforts of having more dogs/cats hopefully find their way home should they become lost or stolen by being chipped.

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We are just 5 SLEEPIES away to our biggest Fundraiser Event of the year. 🙂 July 10th!

Thank you to everyone that is making this a most promising and exciting event again for 2016!

What has traditionally been the largest microchip fundraiser in Canada!

Kanata Animal Hospital’s 9th ANNUAL Microchip, Nail Trim & BBQ Fundraiser!

There shall also be ear cleaning, a silent auction table, baked goodies for humans, doggie treats, Canine Water Wellness shall be there, Pet Valu shall have our dog cooling/treat station again in 2016, Pet photography, Face-painting and so much more!

Come meet some of the big dawgs of BHRR! 😀

No appointments necessary!
Rain or Shine!
9 AM – 4 PM
440 Hazeldean Road

Here is an update on what we are still needing:

BHRR is in search of the following items for our event for 2016!!!
Thank you in advance for any consideration!!
STILL ISO:
1) Volunteers to put up posters in their local community including training facilities, work, friends, family, neighbours etc. Please email contactbhrr@gmail.com
2) Donations of pop, bottled water, & small bags of chips.
3) NEED DRAW PRIZES! Please email contactbhrr@gmail.com
4) Bags of ICE! ICE! ICE!
5) Silent Auction Items
6) Human Bakers
7) Dog Treat Bakers
8) Gift cards – please email contactbhrr@gmail.com
9) Coolers to borrow for pop/juice/ice
10) Tables
11) Chairs
12) 1 more Tent – I have three, PV Stittville will have one, CWW will have one, Doogie will have one, The Maracle Family will have one.
***This event is such a great time!***

Here is the Facebook Event Page to join and stay updated! 🙂

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***UPDATE: 27 NEW Items Added Tuesday March 22nd to the Facebook Silent Auction***

The detailed rules of this Silent Auction are posted in the first photo in this album.

As many are now aware, Sean has been diagnosed with a retro-peritoneal liposarcoma.

The current size of it is 8.2 cm x 10 cm x 21 cm. This is an extremely RARE cancer – less than 1%.

A short medical summary:

His third CT scan, this one on his chest has come back at this time clear of any enlarged lymph nodes and metastasis. His MRI not only confirmed that this was a complex surgery yet was even more complicated than once thought – ONLY two surgeries like he needs has ever been done to date by his two expert surgical oncologists.

His surgical team shall be upwards to 20 people now including his two surgical oncologists, his urologist and his ortho specialist plus supporting nursing team. His surgery is expected to be ~10-12 hours in length.

We now have a surgery date set of March 23rd.

We know that his one ureter is compromised, and that he may lose his one kidney. We know that he will have part of his colon removed and that his femoral nerve is at high risk of damage and./or removal. He will need to have his Psoas muscle completely removed and his Iliacus muscle will be partially removed.

He will also need to have the hernia repaired – the mass/tumour has herniated down his thigh and into his groin area.

They will send the whole mass/tumour off to histiopathology.

While we should be celebrating our 20th anniversary of operating BHRR, instead BHRR now faces an uncertain future. BHRR does not receive any corporate, provincial or federal government support. We operate on the kindness of donations, adoption fees and we do several yearly fundraisers. However, 60% of the payment towards BHRR’s expenses comes from the pockets of Sean and myself.

All of this is to say that we are not looking for sympathy or anyone to feel sorry for us.

Instead, what we are hoping to do to help ensure the future of BHRR is raise some monies to help with bills over the next three months for BHRR that we have always covered ourselves as Sean shall not be working and I myself am taking a month off without pay from my behavioural work plus shifts at the Hospital.

One way that we are hoping to cover bills is to do at least one Facebook silent auction. If anyone has an item or items that they would like to donate to this cause, please do email contactbhrr@gmail.com

If anyone wishes to make an independent monetary donation, they can do so via email transfer to gwen@birchhaven.org or via PayPal to gwen@birchhaven.org – Please use the ‘Friends & Family’ option so that we are not charged fees.

*The BHRR Auction will begin NOW
*The BHRR Auction will end at 9 PM EST on Sunday March 27th, 2016
*All bid prices are in Canadian funds.
*Bids must be done in $2.00 or Greater increments.

Any questions, please do email gwen@birchhaven.org or call (613) 725-4279

As many know, BHRR is a Great Dane & Giant Breed Rescue that focuses strongly on the special needs and has been around since 1996. We are federally registered and are an all Volunteer Rescue. We also work with Equines.

We have a second to none adoption success rate and also provide a safe haven for animals that are deemed unadoptable due to medical and/or behavioural reasons. BHRR also has a program that works with the homeless and their pets each XMAS – Operation D.O.G. – Donating our Goodness plus we have a Helping Haven of Hope and Happiness that works with women/children and their pets in domestic abuse situations. We have been operating these two programs for over 15 years as part of our way of continuing to help animals and people in our community.

We are a unique one of a kind program out there like none other.

While we should be celebrating our 20th anniversary of operating BHRR, instead BHRR now faces an uncertain future. BHRR does not receive any corporate, provincial or federal government support. We operate on the kindness of donations, adoption fees and we do several yearly fundraisers. However, 60% of the payment towards BHRR’s expenses comes from the pockets of Sean and myself.

With our wish to ensure that every penny that comes to BHRR goes direct to them for food and Vet bills or items of comfort like dog beds, Sean & I have been covering 100% exclusively all the rescue hydro bills -$1,040/month, Phone, Gas for transports, home-visits and vet visits etc. We cover almost 50% of all the food bills out of our own pockets – BHRR goes through almost 120 pounds of dog food a day. Vet Bills are the same.

As some are now aware, in September of 2015, my husband Sean was found to have a mass. It took until January of 2016 for the experts to diagnose said mass for he has an extremely rare cancer.

Sean has been diagnosed with a retro-peritoneal liposarcoma.

The current size of his mass is 8.2 cm x 10 cm x 21 cm. This is an extremely RARE cancer – less than 1%.

To further complicate matters, this mass has herniated down into his thigh and groin severely compromising his ureter and femoral nerve. He has had three CT scans of which his latest has shown that to date his chest remains clear of metastasis and his lymph nodes are not enlarged. His MRI has shown that his case is extremely complicated and the surgery he shall specifically require, scheduled for March 23rd has ONLY ever been done twice before by the two expert surgical oncologists assigned to him.

All of this is to say that we are not looking for sympathy or anyone to feel sorry for us.

Instead, what we are hoping to do to help ensure the future of BHRR is raise some monies to help with bills over the next three months for BHRR that we have always covered ourselves as Sean shall not be working and I myself am taking a month off without pay from my behavioural work plus shifts at the Hospital.

One way that we are hoping to cover bills is to do at least one Facebook silent auction. If anyone has an item or items that they would like to donate to this cause, please do email contactbhrr@gmail.com

If anyone wishes to make an independent monetary donation, they can do so via email transfer to gwen@birchhaven.org or via PayPal to gwen@birchhaven.org – Please use the ‘Friends & Family’ option so that we are not charged fees.

Since Sean’s mass was first discovered in September, BHRR has remained operating with top notch quality hosting successful events such as our annual creative ‘Dine with the Dogs’, BHRR mini Open Houses, BHRR ‘Private’ Experiences, community education and public awareness events and even our annual XMAS ‘Chain of Success’ Potluck.

We have successfully rehabbed and adopted quite a few dogs and assisted many other groups also during this time.

The quality and stellar standard of care of the animals’ in our care has continued without interruption and as the date nears for Sean and I to stop work as he prepares to head into his 10-12 hour surgery on the 23rd of March, it is time to now ask the BHRR village and our community to please consider helping us continue to help those in need of our programs so that we can get through the next 12 weeks.

We want BHRR to be around another 20 years and we hope that people will consider a donation to help with the expenses of the next three months.

BHRR has only taken in three new deserving dogs since January 2016 and hopes to continue with assisting more dogs once Sean’s surgery is over etc.

Thank you in advance for reading this novel….

This is a picture of my husband Sean….BHRR would not be here today without him and please do keep him in your best wishes.

We sincerely hope we can host a couple of successful auctions on with your help!!

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NOTICE:

BHRR shall be closed from Tuesday March 22nd, 2016 to Sunday April 3rd, 2016 inclusive to the intake of adoption applications for processing.

Any applications received during that time will be reviewed in the order that they were received as of Monday April 4th, 2016.

Thanks for your understanding!

COMING up in four sleepies! Saturday February 13th & Sunday February 14th!

BHRR’s Steam and BHRR’s Flame shall be with us on Saturday and Sunday’s BIG DAWGS are as of yet TBA!

This is our FIRST Community Education and Public Awareness event of 2016! We have not been out since November of 2015!

No appointments are necessary and we are microchipping Saturday and Sunday and more details can be found in the poster below.

Cats and Dogs have to be minimally 8 weeks of age.

Thanks Regan and PV Kanata for hosting us that weekend! So touched as always to have your support!

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ISO: Bakers! Our 3rd Annual “Breaking Bills Bake’ Online Auction begins Saturday January 16th, 2016 and shall run through until Sunday January 24th, 2016!

We are in search of bakers for human and/or doggie treats for this unique online auction!

All items do not need to be baked until the end of the auction to ensure freshness!

Last year we had 41 amazing goodies up for grabs! We are hoping for an equally wonderfully successful fundraiser to help a most deserving dog in our Great Dane Rescue.

If anyone may consider donating a baked goodie to our creative fundraiser, please do email gwen@birchhaven.org Please do NOT post on this thread for your kind and generous offer may be missed!

All monies raised shall go towards BHRR’ Mavie’s Vet Bills. He was back at KAH on the 14th of December for a post op recheck and to exam the swelling that has begun to develop again on that left front leg of his.  He was back to not eating as well and dropping weight again. Clear signs that something is brewing…..

His had swollen lymph nodes yet was not demonstrating a fever. He is back on the Baytril 150 mg – 3 Tablets BID and that is a cost of almost $300 for just over 8 days. We are also running more bloodwork.

So, our Iron Man is not yet out of the woods………..

Thanks in advance for any consideration………

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NOTICE:

BHRR does not adopt out during the XMAS season due to our position that it is not in the best interest of any new addition being added during such a busy, exciting and somewhat stressful time for many.

Quite a few other Rescues, Shelters, Pounds etc. have also begun to follow a similar protocol to what we have been doing for so many years.

Our XMAS Shut down period for this year is from Thursday December 17th, 2015 to Tuesday January 5th, 2016 inclusive.

Any applications received during this time will be processed/reviewed on Wednesday January 6th, 2016!

During this time, BHRR is available 24/7 as always for requests for assistance of animals in need and will do intake.

Thank you for your continued understanding – The BHRR Team

BHRR’s 8th ANNUAL ‘JUST IN TIME FOR XMAS’ Online Auction has now begun!

Runs through to Thursday December 3rd @ 8 PM EST!

Over 50 items listed to date and some more to come!

Please consider helping us help BHRR’s Mavie!

If anyone has any items that they would like to donate, please do email gwen@birchhaven.org FOR we would be so appreciative. We only host 5 planned Fundraisers a year and BHRR’s Mavie is going to deeply benefit from all money raised in this auction.

He has his surgery scheduled to remove that left front leg implant on Tuesday November 24th with his wonderful ortho specialist. He had a sudden rejection/infection to that left implant recently and now that the Baytril(almost $600 for 16 days worth of treatment) has worked its magic on the infection, he is ‘good to go’ for surgery!

It SOON shall be time! You have been asking and patiently waiting…..get your thinking caps on! 

It shall soon be time to sign-up for our 4th(FOURTH) ANNUAL GIVE it ‘UP’ 4 Autumn Event!

The deserving BHRR doggie in 2015 to benefit from this one-of-a-kind unique Fundraiser is BHRR’s Baby Kaos. Past years have seen BHRR’s Lord Stafford, BHRR’s Breen and of course, BHRR’s Autumn benefit from the kindness of others!

This Fundraiser shall run from Tuesday November 3rd, 2015 @ 12:01 AM to Tuesday November 17th, 2015 @ 11:59 PM.

WHAT will you consider to ‘give up’ for 14 days to help BHRR’s Baby Kaos?’

Please do EMAIL us contactbhrr@gmail.com with what you are ‘giving up’ to participate! We hope you may join us in ‘giving something up’ to help raise monies for BHRR’s Baby Kaos!

In the past some have given up treats or coffee and put that money away to donate, others are giving up what the money they would have spent on lessons such as riding or tennis(or putting the equivalent in a jar to donate!) AND, others have put in their jar, donations for cravings that they have – chocolate, cigarettes etc. Feel free to be creative!

More information to be found on the poster below and here is the link with all the details!

Thank you Barry for this outstanding poster!

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Come VISIT us at PV Stittsville(1250 Main Street, Stittsville) for some HOWL-O-Ween Fun!

Saturday October 24th 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM & 
Sunday October 25th 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Dog Baths $15, 
Nails $10, 
Ear Cleaning $10, 
Microchips $40 including registration – Cats/Dogs must be minimally 8 weeks of age
Merchandise for Sale! 
Visit some of the ‘big dawgs’ of BHRR! Dogs TBA
*No Appointments necessary! 
RAIN OR SHINE!

**BHRR is still in search of a few approved Volunteers to lend a hand Saturday and/or Sunday! Please email contactbhrr@gmail.com if you can help!**

All monies raised shall go towards paying off our current accumulated Vet Bills for amazing deserving dogs like BHRR’s Kaos, BHRR’s Raven and just this past week BHRR’s Porridge.

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NOTE:

From Monday October 19th to Monday November 2nd, 2015 inclusive, BHRR will not be open for adoptions or the intake of adoption applications.

We do not adopt out around the Halloween season and many others Rescues, shelters, pounds etc. have also begun to follow a similar protocol.

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We do not believe it is in the best interest of the animals in our program, especially for dark coloured dogs.

During this time, BHRR is available 24/7 as always for requests for assistance of animals in need.

NOTICE: BHRR shall be closed from today to Wednesday September 23rd, inclusive. Our facebook page shall also be unpublished during that time for thanks to an incredible angel dream team network of our solid top notch beautiful strong village and community, we are making a dream come true for an extremely special young lady.

Any adoption applications that come in during this time shall be processed in the order they arrive upon the re-opening of BHRR.

ONLY urgent requests for assistance shall be replied to as we are here 24/7 to help the Danes and other Giants in need! All non urgent matters will be addressed upon the re-opening of BHRR.

Requests can be emailed to gwen@birchhaven.org or contactbhrr@gmail.com or text to 613-725-4279 or calls can be made to the same number.

For any offers of items for our September 26th Annual Dine With THE BHRR DOGGIES Event, – looking for brochures, pens, pencils, key chains, promo materials for 40 Loot bags – AND more auction items, please do email gwen@birchhaven.org We would be beyond grateful for any consideration to our cause.

We are a small group and host very few planned fundraisers a year and would embrace any gift certificates or other items for human, animal – cat, dog, horse, bird etc. – with such sincere gratitude plus appreciation. Thank you from our hearts in advance!

We are also going to stop our unique 2016 BHRR calendar sales at this time. If you have not yet ordered yours, we shall see if we have any left when we re-open to be purchased.

I leave all with this great photo of BHRR’s Salem below from her special picnic play date with the Maracle family! Thank you for the photo!

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This Saturday!

Global Pet Foods – Hintonburg very kindly asked if we would do one of our popular mini microchip clinics at their location and we shall be at their lovely location

Saturday August 22nd from 10 am – 4 pm!
*No appointments necessary

*Microchips $40 includes registration
*Nails $10
*Ear Cleaning $10
*Face Painting and Feathers by the ever talented and kind Dee Dick
*Famous Pooch Smooch Red Carpet Sessions $5
*Merchandise from sale
*Some baked goodies

We are still ISO: Three approved BHRR Volunteers to help out this day! Please email contactbhrr@gmail.com if interested!

THANK you Global Pet Foods – Hintonburg for this great opportunity to see more cats/dogs(minimum 8 weeks of age) microchipped!

All monies raised shall go to BHRR’s Kaos’ mounting Vet Bills. He is the 6 week old Great Dane puppy that we were asked to assist that has a growth plate fracture and a knee concern.

AND here is the event page to join!

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HERE is the poster! To our 8th Annual KAH/BHRR Microchip/Nail Trim & BBQ Fundraiser being hosted at Kanata Animal Hospital on Sunday July 12th from 8 AM – 4 PM.
*No Appointments necessary
*Dogs/Cats need to be minimally 8 weeks to be microchipped
*Bake table
*Silent Auction
*Photography
*Face-Painting & MORE!

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Someone had an incredible special picnic play date!

Gorgeous BBBBB Abby!

Thank you to the amazing home for giving her this amazing experience.

Thank you for all the photo’s and in loving her as much as we do! AND, thank you for the lovely gift for her also!!! So sweet!

BHRR’s Abby remains Available For Adoption and here are some words from the lovely home who had the date with her yesterday……

“Abby is wonderful, gentle and affectionate. I can’t believe she is not adopted. Abby’s leash manners are fantastic, she is such a pleasure to take for a walk 🙂 ”

To demonstrate how wonderful BHRR’s Abby is with manners, their beautiful young daughter walked her to the car when I left to go home. All BHRR dogs receive extensive obedience training prior to being placed up for adoption…..we want our dogs to be assets to home plus community.

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BBBBB Abby has now been dropped off for her special picnic play date and I am jealous!
I am on my way to work and she is going to have a FABU day!
Wishing everyone a wonderful Saturday!!

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My last post of my night is a photo of a yummy dessert being packed in the special picnic lunch that BHRR’s Abby is helping me make for the family she is having her own date with tomorrow!
Thank you to everyone that has been making our annual Fundraiser a massive success!
On Saturday June 20th, it is BHRR’s Victory’s turn!
On Sunday June 21st, it is BHRR’s Riot’s turn! s
On Tuesday, June 23rd, it is BHRR’s Salem’s turn! 

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Microchips $40 includes registration – for cats, dogs – minimum age is 8 weeks
Nails $10
Ear Cleaning 410

Saturday: BHRR Dogs Attending: BHRR’s Herbie-licious, The Love Bug, BHRR’s Angel Noelle and BHRR’s Riot
Sunday: BHRR’s Dogs Attending: BHRR’s Salem, BHRR’s Liberty and possibly BHRR’s Hercules – the third dog is not yet 100% determined.

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GENTLE Reminder:
BHRR's Gretta's angels have been working quietly plus hard behind the scenes on a special Fundraiser event to help raise some much needed monies to help her with the bills from her cruciate repair surgery and rehab journey.
Thanks is appreciatively extended to Pet Valu – Manotick for helping us, AND, for hosting this event on Sunday February 15th, 2015 from 10 AM – 4 PM
This is the 'Grooming For Gretta – Sweetheart Spa' Fundraiser!
No APPOINTMENTS necessary!
BHRR is still ISO: two more approved BHRR Volunteers willing and open to helping lend a hand that day! 
This is not a community education or public awareness event for BHRR yet, we will have some merchandise for sale such as our signature leash sleeves plus magnets. smile emoticon
Please email contactbhrr@gmail.com
THANKS once again MUST be shouted out to BHRR BOD member B. Cole for such an amazing poster!

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Winter Wonderland At BHRR
February 3rd, 2015
It was time for a new and updated Photo!
All of them are waiting for the kids to come home from school – what they do not seem to realize is Mason was already home! 😉
Part of how I got to spend my Birthday….many of our approved temp fosters have come to spend the day to play and visit – my own car would not start – darn cold! – and, so, instead of meeting at a local 'best kept secret' walking place, they came here to play on our 148 acres!

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Back in December, Fran from Global Pet Foods Bank Street (1176 Bank Street) phoned plus emailed us to inquire as to our thoughts in being the rescue to benefit from the annual Global 'Show Us Your Heart' Campaign.https://www.facebook.com/GlobalPetsBank
Fran said that they have been following some of the great work that BHRR has been doing and, wanted to direct funds raised during their annual campaign in 2015, our way. 
To say that we felt humbled and deeply honoured, was putting it lightly. We feel so privileged to have been chosen by Global Pet Foods Bank Street, out of so many out there in the community doing such much needed and essential work helping animals…….
This exciting campaign begins January 31st and shall run through to February 14th, 2015
If you visit their store, you can make a donation in any amount you desire, and, you can write your name or that of your beloved pet(s) on a beautiful red heart and, it will be displayed with such pride and thanks at their store!
All monies raised shall go towards BHRR's Gretta's Vet Bills – she took a bad fall at her approved temp foster home and, we have to now repair the cruciate in her back left leg. Her surgery is January 29th at Liston Animal Hospital. It was the first surgical date we could get…….
Thank you Global Pet Foods Bank Street AGAIN for selecting our small r/q Rescue to support……be it $5 or $50 or more that is raised during your annual campaign, it will mean the world to us!!! AND, to BHRR's Gretta!
Barry, thank you SO much again for working with me on this poster. It is gorgeous!

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Our 2nd ANNUAL 'Breaking Bills Baking' Online Auction' starts TODAY – Saturday January 17th, @ 7 AM EST!


We will have 40 extremely generously donated and, delicious items. THANKS to all the baking angels that are making this annual event possible!!!
All monies raised in this Annual Fundraiser shall go towards BHRR's Maverick's Vet Bills. His current Bills are over $15,300.00 which includes three leg surgeries.
To read more details about the auction(those darn rules!) and, to view the items up for grabs so far….please visit the below link and scroll down the page…….Our latest new delectable array of items include Rice Krispies, Macaroons and, at least 5 l of the special pasta sauce that we served at our annual September "DINE WITH THE BHRR DOGGIES' event.

If anyone else would like to donate a baked goodie or goodies, it is NOT too late…all items do not have to be made until the auction is over to ensure freshness for the winner(s), please do email contactbhrr@gmail.com


Already 2015 is shaping up to be another extremely busy year for the special animals in need of us, as we have the Male Blue GD with the untreated broken leg and, have another Dane – BHRR's Gretta that will require a cruciate repair(Surgery is on January 29th) NOT to mention The Lord Stafford and his continued mounting Vet Bills.


We were able to assist 16 dogs in 2014, and, 24 dogs in 2013. We will assist as many as we can responsibly take on with quality and, resources in 2015.


THANK you Barry for working with me on this gorgeous poster!!!!
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We will be out to visit around 11 AM on Saturday ourselves to get some photos' and, I am hoping to bring BHRR's Ichabod Crane, BHRR's Zayna and BHRR's Salem for their very first XMAS photo's!
I heard a rumor that BHRR's Mav 'could' also put in a celebrity appearance!

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NOTICE:
BHRR does not adopt out during the XMAS season due to our position that it is not in the best interest of any new addition being added during such a busy, exciting and somewhat stressful time for many.
Quite a few other Rescues, Shelters, Pounds etc. have also begun to follow a similar protocol to what we have been doing for so many years.
Our XMAS Shut down period for this year is from Monday December 15th, 2014 to Tuesday January 6th 2015 inclusive.
Any applications received during this time will be processed/reviewed on Wednesday January 7th, 2015!
During this time, BHRR is available 24/7 as always for requests for assistance of animals in need and will do intake.
Thank you for your continued understanding – The BHRR Team

How blessed are we that Chuck Desjardins Photography and, Pet Valu Innes & Belcourt(3838 Innes Road, Orleans, Ontario) chose our group as one of the two(Collie Rescue Network is the other r/q group) to benefit from their Christmas Photo's Fundraiser!
Photo's $15 Each OR 2 for $20
Date: Sunday December 7th, 2014
Time: 11 AM – 4 PM
***This is not a community education event yet, we shall be heading on our to just hang and bring some of the BHRR dawgs to thank people!

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TOMORROW!
BHRR's Stafford will be ready on his red carpet with roses in paw to hand out to his first 24 smoochers! I even heard that he may wear a bow tie!
BHRR's Maverick and BHRR's Ichabod Crane are also coming.

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BHRR's 3rd ANNUAL unique 'GIVE IT UP 4 AUTUMN' Fundraiser shall benefit BHRR's Stafford!

WHAT will you 'give up' for 14 days to help BHRR's Stafford?'
Please do EMAIL us with what you are 'giving up' to participate! Some are giving up chips, wine, coffee, another is giving up chocolate, AND, one person is going to even put in their jar, donations for cravings that they have for the chocolate they are giving up. Feel free to be creative! 🙂

UPDATE: We have 21 participants so far!
Starts November 4th! Please consider 'giving something up' for a 14 day period and, then donating the funds saved to BHRR's Stafford's bills!

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 ‘Stafford’. 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 to gwen@birchhaven.org (please use the ‘gift’ option OR the ‘friends and family’ option) OR we shall have to pay service charge fees

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Please consider going to the Helping Ottawa Fur Kids Facebook Page and, 'liking' our photo and, then putting in the comment section 'this amazing rescue gets my vote!' Contest ENDS Wednesday October 22nd at NOON and, each of the 6 rescues participating will receive a monetary donation, based upon where they rank upon the close of the contest. THANKS in advance for your consideration!

NOTE: 

From Monday October 20th to Monday November 3rd, 2014 inclusive, BHRR will not be open for adoptions or the intake of adoption applications.

We do not adopt out around the Halloween season and many others Rescues, shelters, pounds etc. have also begun to follow a similar protocol.

We do not believe it is in the best interest of the animals in our program, especially for dark coloured dogs.

During this time, BHRR is available 24/7 as always for requests for assistance of animals in need.

BHRR shall be attending our THIRD of ONLY four community education & public awareness events for this year, on October 4th & October 5th! The last community education/public awareness event that we attended was in May!
Pet Valu Stittsville so very kindly has invited us back in 2014 to be at their locale on October 4th & October 5th for their 'THANKS FOR GIVING' Event and, shall help us host some great activities!
AND, we will have BHRR doggies in attendance! Please visit the below link to find out which amazing BHRR doggies are coming which day!
From October 1st – October 16th, Pet Valu Stittsville will be selling 'Paper Pumpkins' for a donation and, your name and/or that of your pet(s), will be proudly displayed on said pumpkin put up at Pet Valu! Pet Valu will also be collecting material donations for BHRR during this time – we are in need of xpens(36" & 48"), Pinesol, Paper Towels, Lysol Wipes, Costco Dog Beds and, bath mats!
BHRR's EVENT PAGE For The 'THANKS FOR GIVING' WEEKEND AT PET VALU STITTSVILLE!
BHRR is still seeking 1 BHRR approved Volunteers to hang with us and zee big dawgs on the Saturday and one to hang with us on the Sunday! Please do email contactbhrr@gmail.com
Thank you's must be extended from my heart to Bre and her fabu staff at Pet Valu Stittsville, to Melissa of Groomingdale's who is donated all nail trims and grinds(Friday/Saturday/Sunday) to BHRR AND, also to Ashley of AMB Photography!
AND, last but never least, thank you again to BHRR BOD member Barry for working with me on this great poster!

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HERE is our poster for our NEXT Microchip Clinic! PV Innes & Belcourt, Orleans contacted us months ago to see if we would host one of our established Microchip Clinics at their locale. Honored again to be able to have the opportunity to chip more dogs & cats to help ensure they have a better chance of finding their way home if they are lost or stolen. SO important to microchip!

PV Innes & Belcourt, Orleans, Microchip & Nail Trim happening on Sunday September 21st, 2014!
*NO appointments Necessary
**Cats & Dogs – as long as they can comfortably be held
*RAIN OR SHINE – We are indoors that day!

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HAPPENING TODAY! Sunday July 13th!!! DO not forget mark your calendars!!! 🙂 RAIN OR SHINE!!!

BHRR ONLY hosts 4 planned Fundraisers a year. This is our 2nd one of 2014.
We know and accept that for the first time ever, that we shall be seeing some showers in 2014. BOO! 🙁
AND, we are prepared for the weather to make your day a blast! 🙂

AND Microchips, Nails per our protocol plus the Silent Auction & BOW WOW Butchers shall be inside the Hospital.
We have 8 tents with a spare on hand to keep everyone dry for ALL the outside activities! 🙂

Microchips for cats/dogs & Nails for cats, dogs, guinea pigs, rabbits etc! 🙂

Rogers Community Cruiser shall be in attendance 9:30 – 11:30 AM with complimentary coffee/timbits

Dr. Amy Jewiss shall be present from 10 AM – 2 PM to discuss acupuncture and other services she now offers at Kanata Animal Hospital

Daryl of BOW WOW Butchers WILL also be in attendance!

Facebook 'PRE-EVENT' Mini Auction – 7 For 7! – AUCTION ENDED JULY 12th AT 12 NOON EST!

FaceBook Online Auction Album can be found HERE
There are 7 items(in honor of this being our 7th YEAR hosting this one of a kind Fundraiser) AND, shall be hosted for 7 days, that shall be available for bidding as of Saturday July 5th!
*The BHRR Auction will begin at 6:00 AM EST on Saturday July 5th, 2014. Unfortunately, bids submitted prior to this time cannot be considered.
*The BHRR Auction will end at NOON(12) PM EST on Saturday July 12th, 2014.
*All bid prices are in Canadian funds.
*Bids must be done in $2.00 or Greater increments.
*S&H is available on all but one Item – Item #3
Any questions, please do email gwen@birchhaven.org or call (613) 725-4279

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GENTLE REMINDER!

We are at PV Hazeldean – 457 Hazeldean Road on Saturday May 3rd from 10 AM – 3 PM!

This is s ONLY our second Community Education & Public Awareness Event for 2014 and, we are ONLY doing a total of 4!

MORE Details HERE!

In attendance representing BHRR shall be:

BHRR's Ethel
BHRR's Groves
& I will be bringing my own GD Matrix – I am neutering him on Friday and, so, he is going to be on Gwennie watch!

UPDATE: Below is the lovely board that Bre of PV Stittsville has put together in support of PAWS for BHRR!
Total of PAWS/Event Sales/Donations as of April 30th, 2014 – THANK YOU to all of the supporters: $5,140
*The goal that PV Stittsville has set for the month that includes the April 12/13 activity weekend: $5,000

We shall be bringing: Saturday April 12th, – BHRR's Flint,  BHRR's Noelle and BHRR's Leroy
We shall be bringing: Sunday April 13th – BHRR's Torque, Mr. Bubbles and BHRR's Treasure

AND, the councilor shall be at PV Stittsville for around 11 AM – 12:30 PM along with the paper!

AND, we will be doing doggy tattoos for a $5 donation!
**Blow pens and stencils and non toxic materials to be used

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ON Saturday April 12th – BHRR will be at their Store from 10 AM – 3 PM with BHRR Dogs TBD!
ON Sunday April 13th – BHRR will be at their Store from 11 AM – 4 PM with BHRR Dogs TBD!

MARK your calendars! HERE is the poster for PV Stittsville's annual PAWS Event! BHRR was so incredibly touched to have been chosen again in 2014 to be the recipients of this event! 🙂 If anyone wishes to have a copy of this poster to help crosspost and share this event, PLEASE EMAIL

We would be so grateful for all the assistance in getting the word out!

For the whole month of April, PV Stittsville(1250 Stittsville Main), for your kind and giving donation, will have 'PAWS' that your name OR your pet(s) name will be written on and put up in their store in BIG appreciation. Funds from this Event will be used to help pay for BHRR's Purse Puppy, Coach who has been diagnosed at this time with at minimum, a congenital heart condition AND BHRR's Porridge, diagnosed with a nasal tumor.

BHRR shall only be making a maximum of 6 Public Awareness & Community Education appearances in 2014 and this is our first! 🙂 We are booked for four to date, and, one more is in the works! COME on out, visit with us, some of the BIG DAWGS of BHRR and, have some fun! 🙂

BHRR shall be at PV Stittsville on Saturday April 12th(10-3 PM) & Sunday April 13(11-4)!

FOR more details of this MUST ATTEND Event, please visit HERE!

Thanks to BHRR BOD member Barry once again, for hammering out with me this incredible poster! So talented!!! AND, thank you being publicly extended to our much loved extended fam at PV Stittsville for inviting us back again in 2014!!! 🙂

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HERE is the poster for our 3rd ANNUAL BHRR 'Special 1-on-1-Date' With A BHRR Dog Online Auction –
ENDS Thursday April 24th @ 9 PM EST! Details HERE!

  • The BHRR Auction will begin at 6:00 AM EST on Saturday April 12th, 2014.
    Unfortunately, bids submitted prior to this time cannot be considered.
  • The BHRR Auction will end at 9:00 PM EST on Thursday April 24th, 2014.
    The highest bid on an item will be determined based on the time of the email sent as recorded by the time marked by our ISP

Winners to be located in the Ottawa, Kanata, Gatineau, Orleans, Kemptville, Prescott, Brockville, Kingston areas ONLY

THANK you BHRR BOD member Barry AGAIN for this awesome poster!!! So talented!

If anyone would like to help us crosspost this event and share this poster, please EMAIL!

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GENTLE REMINDER & UPDATEThis event will NOW also be used to also help BHRR’s Porridge – Rushed into KAH March 19th for when I returned from being out of the country, he was not well. He had dropped 3 KGs(6.6 pounds) – he is down to 74 KGs, had a nasal discharge, flared nostrils, no temp yet, belly breathing and could not breathe with his mouth closed, had not drank anything in over 24 hours, minimal eating, lethargic, swollen lymph nodes and, could not rest on his side(his fav resting spot).

PORRIDGE VET RESULTS TO DATE: Full exam done, lungs sounded ok, did a full blood work up including a heart blood test(awaiting results, we could not use Dormitor(if he did have a heart condition, this would be not in his best interest) to sedate for x-rays and the Torb barely took his anxiety edge off(we were not able to do his nails as he needs the Dorm also to sedate him) and, we could only get the right lat for x-rays yet, the heart on that side look almost completely normal. There was no noticeable bulge or significant enlargement yet, we had to take four shots to get his full chest and lungs just of the one side and the left side could not be completed at this time. We took biopsies of his lymph nodes, heart rate was elevated. The staff there noted how poor his energy level was from his norm ‘must maim with my happy tail and enthusiasm hyper harle happy boy ‘tude’ and while, he did eat some wet canned food, he had a hard time trying to eat anything dry and could only take one dry piece of T/D that was offered to him. The Vet has prescribed Doxy for him 4 tabs BID of the 100 mg IN case it may be infection related yet, he would not be presented ‘classically’ if that were the case. Yet, we are being proactive from all angles.

He went down hill so fast while I was away and, I thank all for monitoring him and I have trusted and do trust that those that were here, did keep his best interest at heart and, did not see fit to bring him in. I was completely ok for hi to go in for peace of mind and, I had been told that he was eating and drinking well and energy level was ok, no nasal discharge and lungs were clear(one person here is a nurse). In discussing him in more depth tonight with some of the wonderful souls that were here, it was noted that a weight loss had been seen, that drinking levels had gone down and energy level had changed. He was apparently fine and completely normal up to late last week and, I arrived home on Tuesday early afternoon. Whatever he has, it is aggressive….. 🙁

AND, in the 24+ hours that I have been home, his condition from there worsened further and, I jumped in bringing him in ASAP. Even called KAH to change his appointment to an earlier time slot.

Possible diagnosis at this time range from early heart to early lymphoma to early nasal tumor. Good case scenario, an infection of some sort.

AND, here is the PV Stittsville, Nail Trim Event Poster! $15 for grinds/$10 for Trims on Saturday March 22nd from 10 am – 5 pm, and, all money shall benefit BHRR’s Coach, our ‘heart’ boy!

Purse Puppy Coach shall be coming with me after my work shift on March 22nd,  – around 2:30 PM to visit and thank all those that will be there AND, he will be doing ‘KUDDLES 4 KASH’ to also help raise some money for his bills. AND, for those that have had the pleasure of hugging this boy, he is DELIGHTFUL! I may also bring BHRR’s Angel Noelle or perhaps BHRR’s Torque! 🙂

On Tuesday March 4th, BHRR’s Purse Puppy’s Coach weight was 14.9 KGs(37.78 pounds)! Since his arrival into Rescue, he has put on 34.28 pounds! 🙂 In just 14 weeks! 🙂

I have a huge blog post to make from this Vet visit and then coming back the next day for emergency x-rays and an ECG (the results were suppose to be back within 24 hours….) and, from there, the next steps for him. I have the report from the one Vet to post and, I have passed along all information and details to PVAR who have the other two puppies and who adopted the mom. At the minimum, it is believed that he has a congenital condition. 🙁 AND, the chances that HE is the only one in that large litter to have this condition is slim to none.

As I am heading offline for the next week+, blog updates will be to a minimum to none – SORRY! 🙁 I am going out of the country and later this year, also plan on going back out of the country as I have been invited to Costa Rica and Nicarauga to assist/train/mentor in a spay/neuter clinic and, to work with the strays etc. over there.  So, I will post as I can and, thanks to all that follow the blogs!!! 🙂

Now, we just have to have those right matched forever loving homes find all of these great BHRR doggies that are AVAILABLE FOR ADOPTION! 🙂

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Please consider heading to PV Stittsville to participate in our FIRST EVER(Annual or Bi-Annual – not decided as of yet) $5(Five) 4 Food Fundraiser – February 1st to February 28th inclusive!
$1,518.00 DONATED To Date as of February 22nd, 2014!

I want to thank PV Stittsville immensely for being so open and supportive for BHRR to have our unique and creative Fundraiser at their lovely store! All money donated is being used to buy Dog Food from their store. As the generous, kind and extremely thoughtful donations are coming in, the incredible staff at PV Stittsville are using the funds to buy dog food as we are in our food crisis now. Sean has already gone in to pick up what food has been bought to date and, I will be in on Saturday to pick up the next bags that thanks to the community's big hearts, more is continuing to be able to be purchased.

We are hoping that this Fundraiser shall be successful! We are so happy to be showing our own hearts in turn to the store that is making this all possible and to buy all the food we can with the monies that come in. THANK YOU to the village that is surrounding BHRR and, PV Stittsville!!

AND, the 2nd annual PV Stittsville Secret Admirer Sweetheart Knuckle Bones Event is in full swing! 11 have already been purchased to donate to the animals(each BHRR dog has a photo attached to one bone) of BHRR! TY! TY! Be sure to visit PV Stittsville, while BHRR DOGGIES LAST! 🙂
**As OF FEBRUARY 15th, 2014, ALL BHRR DOGGIES HAVE A Secret Admirer Sweetheart Knuckle Bone!**

AND thank you to BHRR BOD member Barry Cole for working with me again on this fabu poster!

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BHRR's Abby's HWT is negative! YAY!

BHRR's Abby had her annual today and when, I picked her up from her temp foster home, her fostermom said, 'I think she is a tad bid porky'. She was right! 😉 BHRR's Abby is no longer uber skinny for sure…she had put on over 30 pounds of muscle mass/weight since she first arrived in our BHRR program, and has put on 5 of these pounds since she was placed in her really thumbs up approved temp foster home! She is now 117.70 pounds(53.5 KGs) and really needs to lose a good 5-7 pounds.

Thank you to her temp foster family for taking such great care of her! She had her vaccines updated today, a repeat HWT and we took some plaque/tartar of her teeth(AMAZING DOG!) and, on the left side of her mouth, she has a very old old old crack….that happened long before she came to BHRR. Something, that while she is with us at BHRR, should it need any attention, we shall fix yet, it is not bothering her and she eats(apparently really well!). Yet, we want any prospective approved adoptive home that finds her, to be aware of this one tooth and, that it 'could' require attention in the future.

She had a great day at KAH and do not let the age of 5 fool you! This is one playful and full of character GD when she wants to be. She has perfect leash manners now and her house manners are heaven and to do nails, OMG! She would rival BHRR's Storm(The best ever dog we have had to do nails!) in a pinch. She is so delightful to do her nails. AND, how great her nails now look. The backs ones especially. 🙂

She likes to sit on you and 'bat' you with her one paw.

We cannot believe that she is still with us, yet, she is another BBBBB that remains very patient in waiting for that right matched forever loving home to find her.

Below are two of her December 24th, pictures from our traditional XMAS Eve Photo shoot! 🙂 LOVE her frosting! It has now spread down her front legs. The masking gene is a beautiful thing on Danes! 🙂

I must emphasize again that she cannot go into a home with cats. She proved once again, that she is not reliable with cats. We have a picture of a cat on the wall in one of the exam rooms and she immediately 'knew' it was there and she was fixated and extremely interested in that 'cat'. Some animals notice the picture, most do not and BHRR's Abby most certainly did! She also was very interested in the almost 3 kg Pom that was at KAH.

She has come a long way in leaving our three gpiggers alone, yet, I would not trust her and, when Mason does his weekly clean on his crate, BHRR's Abby is in the masterbedroom, far away from them. Great dog, yet, no pocket pets for her!

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BHRR's Abby – December 24th, 2013

*WE ARE STILL IN A FOOD CRISIS!!! WE ONLY HAVE 5 DAYS LEFT 🙁 🙁
OUR FIRST OF 2014* FOOD = LIFE for the animals of BHRR!
PLEASE consider our cause and donate a bag or funds for food! We thank you from our hearts for any consideration!
PLEASE EMAIL IF YOU CAN HELP US with our dog food fund/needs!

UPDATE:

LESS than 6 hours to get your chance to bid/win on our first ever ‘Breaking Bills Bake’ Online Auction!
All items will be baked fresh! ENDS tonight(Thursday January 23rd @ 9 PM EST)

We have 32 amazing items up for grabs and this, shall be a yearly Fundraiser for BHRR moving forward!

BAKE SALE ONLINE Auction to assist with BHRR’s Angel Noelle’s(the beaten/abused puppy that was also picked up and thrown and had her one leg/elbow broken and was never treated that required a leg amputation) Vet Bills has begun!
Please consider participating and crossposting. THANK YOU!

She also has a YouCaring Fundraiser page!
http://www.youcaring.com/medical-fundraiser/-caring-an-arm-a-leg-for-christmas-puppy/124645

BHRR’s Angel Noelle’s ‘BREAKING BILLS BAKE’ Online Auction Fundraiser
*Items do not need to be baked until the Online Auction is over. 🙂
ONLINE AUCTION: STARTS January 18th, 2014(7 AM EST) & ENDS January 23rd, 2014(9 PM EST) – We have 32 items to date!

Thank you to EACH person who has stepped up to help us with sharing this request for donations for this fundraiser, offering to make an item, sending those very precious notes of support and kindness AND, in believing in this very special ‘angel’! As always, thank you! Thank you! THANK YOU! What a brutal start to 2014, we have had at BHRR. 🙁 With being in a food crisis, BHRR’s Angel Noelle’s amputation and, BHRR’s Blooms’ gas bloat. 🙁

All monies raised in this Online Auction shall go towards paying for BHRR’s Angel Noelle’s Bills.

This sweet Rottiex puppy used to live in a crackhouse. She lived a life of constant abuse and, at 12 weeks of age, she was abused, picked up and thrown. Her leg/elbow was broken and left untreated for another 12 weeks. She received no medical treatment during this time as my leg worked to try and heal on its own. I was terrifed and in extreme pain.

On Christmas Eve, an ‘angel’ contacted Gwen and, asked if Birch Haven Rescue & Rehabiltition(BHRR) could assist. BHRR immediately stepped up and another ‘angel’ came to her rescue and took her from this very bad place as ‘because I whimpered in pain’, the Owners wanted me gone ASAP and would have killed me if I had stayed with them.

On Monday January 13th, 2014, her leg was amputated and her bills will be close to $5,000 once all of her rehab is finished. She still has to have post-off follow-ups/exams, vaccines, physiotherapy etc.

 

 

Here is a copy of a post that I made on our Birch Haven Facebook Page. For those that are inquiring as to ‘where’ the page went.

As we have many followers that are not on facebook, this is a post that can be ignored. 🙂 For those that do follow us on facebook and, missed this post, here is a copy….

This is the final post as part of the ‘end of year statement’ for the BHRR BOD….that absolute privilege has fallen upon my typing fingers…

So much to say, a Gwennie Novel that would be a Gwennie chapter to truly capture it all!!

It has been an incredible year for BHRR, 13 WOW adoptions, so many faces put to names of lovely folks near and far, friendships plus relationships that have strengthened further and increased those links on that BHRR CHAIN OF SUCCESS, new kind and beautiful faces that have chosen our cause to support and believe in, the miracles of so many that were considered by several to be ‘lost causes’, r/q rescues working side by side making an much bigger positive difference to animals out there in need, the laughs, the smiles, the fun(Yes, r/q rescue can be fun!), the public education and community education events, play dates and play visits, the fundraisers(the crossposting!) the walks/hikes, the animals plus people that have touched us to the core and made our hearts just burst in warmth and happiness, the donations of lifesaving food and, other material items, the financial hand to help pay for much needed bills and more dog food, the driving and the more driving and the more driving, and yes, the hugs!
We thank each you that has been there and we look forward to what we hope promises to be an even better year for all ahead. We are NOTHING without you…..AND, to my BHRR BOD, thank you!

It has been such a hard year in others ways, and we take those important life lessons learned and will work that much more diligently in making better decisions/choices in 2014 and onward….we are focused in letting go of the things that we cannot change and that are unhealthy in the name of r/q rescuing.
We endeavour to practise what we preach, research, stay updated and keep walking the talk!
We have cried and still do cry over those that shall no longer be with us – human and animal and, candles are lit in the most honourable plus respectful silence of those that we can no longer physically touch and talk to and embrace……We miss you and, we are better in the having been touched by you…..

We thank all those that have assisted us in not changing BHRR yet, in continuing to help make it a better version of itself! I stand up and applaud each of you and then, I kneel down in the most humblest of thanks in turn, for I appreciate each and every gesture from a dollar to an encouraging word to helping to do nails or helping me to keep making dogs more well balanced and set-up for success! You may not think you have done much, yet, you have…especially on those dark trench days….

2014 MARKS year #18 for our small r/q Rescue and, that moves me into an announcement that I have been slowly sharing with people over the past few months….

The BHRR BOD has been discussing this for close to a 1 year now….

As of 11:59 PM on Wednesday January 1st, 2014; we shall be unpublishing our page….and, deactivating the BHRR BOD account.

This was not an easy step to take by any means for we understand how key networking and social media is….this page has brought us soooooooooooo much goodness and kindness and, we go into this knowing that we shall find ourselves most likely struggling even more financially and with food needs than we ever have had to date…..13 dogs were adopted in 2013, 17 in 2012 and this page is to be credited with these success stories…..

We are a small group and like many groups, we are Volunteers and lead busy lives outside of r/q rescue and, in frequent discussions with members of the BHRR BOD, the bandwidth is just not there right now for me to keep up the pace of this page plus what so many have originally been attracted plus loved about BHRR, the detailed blogs…that is very much a ‘signature’ BHRR arena and, it has had to take a backseat more often than I would have liked in 2013.

2014, is also year of much excitement(and some stress!) in my own professional and personal life – I will be defending in 2014 in re: to my PhD that I have worked pt on for too many years now…, I am furthering my training to do more work internationally with strays, street dogs and spay/neuter clinics and teaching and being mentored….I have been invited to Costa Rica and Nicaragua and, I will also begin to shadow at other Hospitals to increase my own skill set and education with qualifications plus experience. AND, I also look forward to my time at the ES when I can get there. As a result, I shall also be deleting/deactivating my personal account. Barry, Catalina and Mary will remain our eyes and ears out there in fb land.

My priority has always been to the animals under our authority and being hands on and keeping our success rates unparalled out there….that, shall not change.

It is my sincerest of wishes that by this time next year, we can publish this page again….it has become such a staple to my day and, I look forward to coming back to post of daily tips and questions and quotes and all things BHRR plus beyond to help other groups also network their own events/animals and throw our support into their corner!

I have sincerely enjoyed sharing the ups and the downs as part of our commitment to full disclosure and that, we are only perfect in our imperfections as humans….

So, it is will deepest regret that this shall be my last post on this page for some time……..

The BHRR BOD is still trying to figure out how best put forth our requests for assistance and right now, we shall go back to using the website for postings…so, please do visit uswww.birchhaven.org for YOU are the real hearts and souls of BHRR, along with the animals…..

May love, happiness and health find their way and stay with you and yours in 2014….that is my wish for you!

Raising my glass to all of you in a toast of my heart to you!

FROM myself, words truly do fail me with how beautiful these cards are plus the stamps AND Anna’s heart…..Thank you! THANK YOU!

From Anna G-h:

“We are delighted to announce that we have note-cards and matching stamps (domestic permanent) available with all funds donated to Birch Haven to assist in vetting and food costs. Each are 4 for $5. Please let me(Anna) know if you would like to order any. We can mail free of charge once we have received payment for your order. These are blank inside so are perfect for many occasions.”

Anna can be contacted at: anna.goofy@rogers.com OR email HERE.

Payment can be made via PayPal ‘GIFT’ or via email transfer.

Simply stunning! The person in the photo for those that are not aware is Anna’s husband, Peter and the two lovely Danes are Kaitlyn and Kassie. 🙂

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WE HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE!

This is not a community education or public awareness event YET, I plan on showing up with some of the BHRR doggies to hang and visit AND thank ALL that show up!

NOTE: THERE shall also be $10 NAIL Trims with all proceeds coming to BHRR!

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NOTICE:

BHRR does not adopt out during the XMAS season due to our position that it is not in the best interest of any new addition being added during such a busy, exciting and somewhat stressful time for many.

Quite a few other Rescues, Shelters, Pounds etc. have also begun to follow a similar protocol to what we have been doing for so many years.

Our XMAS Shutdown period for this year is from Saturday December 14th, 2013 to Tuesday January 7th 2013 inclusive.

During this time, BHRR is available 24/7 as always for requests for assistance of animals in need.

Thank you for your continued understanding – The BHRR Team

Our 6th ANNUAL 'JUST IN TIME FOR XMAS' Online Auction HAS started! 🙂 We NOW have 87 items posted – LINK BELOW – and more to come daily! This is not a facebook auction. As we have supporters not on fb, we use a wp plug-in app on our home website.

YOU have to go visit daily to see just what is there! 🙂 THANKS to all that have donated so kindly, generously and the animals thank you too! 🙂

The BHRR Auction began at 7:00 AM EST on Saturday November 23rd, 2013.

The BHRR Auction will end at 9:00 PM EST on Thursday December 5th, 2013

http://www.birchhaven.org/fundraising-2008/online-auction-2012

From Friday October 18th to Sunday November 3rd, 2013 inclusive, BHRR will not be open for adoptions or the intake of adoption applications.

We do not adopt out around the Halloween season and many others Rescues, shelters, pounds etc. have also begun to follow a similar protocol.

We do not believe it is in the best interest of the animals in our program, especially for dark coloured dogs.

During this time, BHRR is available 24/7 as always for requests for assistance of animals in need.

A short time ago, I received an email from the most talented and I want to say also, very beautiful and special Liz Bradley of The Ottawa Dog Blog.

http://ottawadogblog.ca/2013/08/we-won-the-top-most-influential-dog-blog-online/

As many are aware, there was a voting contest recently for the Most Influential Dog Blog online and the competition was quite tough AND, thanks to such an incredible surrounding community The Ottawa Dog Blog WON! By taking 60% of the votes!

HUGE Congratulations Liz & Jane!!! Extremely well deserved! Your blog is quite important and valued deeply by so many and you make a BIG difference daily with all your efforts! I have loved watching your amazing 'baby' grow plus develop!

AND, what so humbly surprised me(AND, made me grab yet, another tissue…this time with a welling up of good tears!), was that Liz/Jane was awarded a lifesaving generous gift of $500 donation to the charity of her choice AND they chose BHRR!! As they have posted about, there are SO many great r/q Rescues deserving and in need and, I am touched, humbled and feel privileged to have our small rescue chosen to be the recipient of such an incredible gesture……Just honoured! Immensely!

There really needs to be more words to express THANK YOU! I am MORE thank thankful! I am genuinely appreciative plus grateful and filled with intense gratitude…….

THE BELOW IS FROM LIZ/JANE:

"It was a difficult decision as to the charity who we would pick to receive the donation as all of the Ottawa charities work so hard.

We decided on Birch Haven Rescue and Rehabilitation to receive the $500 donation! BHRR is an amazing rescue who is in need of money to feed the large and giant breeds they rescue – this money will go a long way towards food and vet bills for them!

Thank you again to all who voted. I am so very proud to live in this great city surrounded by fellow dog lovers.

With love and belly rubs,
Liz (and Jane)"

**Could I please ask our fans/supporters/family/friends to take a moment and go over and CONGRATULATE Liz/Jane immensely and tell them HOW uber awesome they are with what they do daily!!!**

AND, here is what I wrote on their lovely Blog post!

HUGE Congratulations Liz & Jane!!! Extremely well deserved! Your blog is quite important and valued deeply by so many and you make a BIG difference daily with all your efforts! I have loved watching your amazing ‘baby’ grow plus develop!

As Liz/Jane have posted, there are SO many great r/q Rescues deserving and in need and, I am touched, humbled and feel immensely privileged to have had our small rescue of Birch Haven Rescue & Rehabilitation Services chosen to be the recipient of such an incredible gesture……Just honoured! Immensely!

I also wish to publicly thank Camp Cookstown from my heart, for having such a great contest, for helping to get the word out regarding so many fantastic online blogs and for supporting the work done in animal rescue with this very generous and lifesaving gift of $500.

There really needs to be more words to express THANK YOU! I am MORE thank thankful! I am genuinely appreciative plus humbled and filled with intense gratitude…….

 

MARK YOUR CALENDARS: DIRTY DAWG Wash for BHRR coming up FAST!
Thank you sooooooooooo much to Ginnette & CJ for having us back again this year!!!
I absolutely LOVE this event! LOVE LOVE LOVE!
Saturday July 27th
Time: 10 AM – 3 PM
Min. $10 Donation
*Microchips $40 includes registration, merchandise AND Nail Trims too!
*Thanks to BHRR BOD member Barry for working with me on this poster!

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COMING UP ON Sunday July 14th, 2013! Our 6th ANNUAL KAH/BHRR Microchip/Nail Trim & BBQ Fundraiser!
8:00 AM – 4:00 PM

In 2012, we did 56 MICROCHIPS(ALL by qualified Veterinary professionals) & 94 nail trims!

We shall have our silent auction table again, human plus doggie baked table, draws, facepainting, caricatures AND so much more!

NO APPOINTMENTS necessary! For more information, please visit HERE:

OR follow all the exciting updates on our BHRR/KAH Facebook EVENT PAGE!

STILL LOOKING FOR THE FOLLOWING:

Thank you in advance for any consideration!!

STILL ISO:

1) More volunteers to put up posters in their local community including training facilities
2) People open to emailing and promoting this event poster at their work and with friends, family and neighbours. I can email the poster to all willing to assist. 🙂
3) Donations of pop, juice, bottled water & hotdogs/buns & hamburger/buns
4) NEED MORE DRAW PRIZES! Please email contactbhrr@gmail.com
5) ICE! ICE! ICE!
6) NEED MORE Silent Auction Items
7) Gift cards – please email contactbhrr@gmail.com
8) We need people to assist us with cross-posting this event and getting the word out! We have some huge Vet bills right now and more in the pipe.

PLEASE EMAIL if you can assist with any of the above!

***This event is such a great time!***

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THANK you again to BHRR's Cosette's fabu mom for working with members of the BHRR BOD on this poster!

BHRR's ABBY is NOW AVAILABLE FOR ADOPTION!

The reason why it TOOK so long is that I had scheduled professional photos for her and twice the date had to be canceled due to bad weather! 🙁

We finally were able to have the rescue PAWTRAITS done on Thursday June 27th AND they were SOOOOOO worth the wait! OMG! LOVE LOVE LOVE THEM! Thanks again Liz! 🙂

BHRR's Abby was a bit nervous of the airbrakes on the buses(big surprise right BHRR approved adoptive homes and approved temp fosters! 😉 )

She is 100% trustworthy in the home, has recovered from her emergency pexy beautifully and can go to a home that works pt, ft, from home, semi-retired, retired etc.

I will not place her in a home that has cats AND she is not good with exotics – ie guinea pigs. She has a prey drive.

She gets along with every dog in our home and that greying masking gene on her face makes her look stunning!!! She will do well in a home with older kids – no less than 8 years of age. She deserves to be the 'baby'. 😉

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BHRR's Abby – June 27th, 2013

 

Katoby Distribution is having their FIRST even Campaign For Rescue Voting Contest!

This contest was created via nominations and on Monday July 1st, BHRR received an email regarding this voting contest and what a surprise PLUS honour to note that we were one of the organizations chosen to participate!

They have 4 prize packs totaling over $4000 in valuable food and products to give to the rescue groups you think deserve it! Top 3 dog rescues and the top cat rescue will each win a prize pack (as determined by votes). One lucky voter will also receive a price pack worth over $250!

Voting ends July 15 at noon – one vote per day per person!

BHRR BOD member Mary & BHRR's Abby
Special Picnic Date – June 23rd, 2013
BHRR's Abby is SOON to be placed up for adoption, just waiting on a special project to be completed! – Her professional photos! 🙂

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THIS is my latest NOT GOOD WITH CATS UPDATE post!

This lovely Canine has proven to be 'NOT good' with cats.

We cat test our dogs as we can. Sean is allergic to cats and most of our own dogs are scared of cats and yet, doing thorough evaluations plus assessments and getting to know the BHRR dogs thoroughly, my knowledge of them and experience with them and gut/instinct have gone a long way in helping to determine if we should even try a cat test.

UPDATE March 16th: BHRR's Abby had a fairly good night. A bit restless and so, with the permission obtained from emergency, we have changed up her pain meds.

She has been up, peed & pooped, drank a bit and shown interest in a bit of food.

Surgical site looks great, temp is still a bit low yet, she is doing fantastic!!!!

She shall be in excellent hands while I have to be out today and looking forward to seeing many people today at B&F Kanata!

As per an earlier post, only two M&M's are coming, The Lion Kings and so, THE DUDE is also coming for today! 🙂

AND do not forget that the very lovely folks at Pet Valu Stittsville are donating all nail trim monies today as part of their LUCKY IRISH Karma Fundraiser for BHRR! 🙂

On behalf of BHRR's Abby, Sean & I, THANK you all again for being there for her and us…what a long day yesterday was…..
As warm and wonderful as today was at B&F Kanata, I was so happy to scurry back to her!! She has had a rock solid day, no fever, temp is up close to normal, less pain, emerg suggested leaving her on fluids through a second night as she is just eating and drinking bits(nothing overly worrisome though) and the best part, she was so happy to see me that she wagged her tail, stood up and did a bit of a body wiggle….sigh…my heart melted. incision looks great still and hoping/wishing her a great night.

UPDATE: March 17th: She is doing absolutely fantastic!!! All the good wishes plus karma and positive thoughts are working.

UPDATE: March 19th: She continues to just make phenomenal progress! A bit of a seroma yet, nothing concerning.

 

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 'Abby'. 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)

BHRR's Abby's Angels: $370 donated to date & Bills $4,308.23
Stephanie
RCMP Employess
Clo/Neil
Clo another donation
Anonymous
Anna
Clo/Neil/Ron and Fam
Anonymous
Maggie
John/Dawn
Caren

UPDATE: just recently home with BHRR's Abby and she is nicely tucked in. She is on iv fluids and she shall have to be back to eating before being pulled off completely and she seems so content to be home.

My question for anyone who may be in the Ottawa area is if anyone has any sleeping bags they do not have need of. I have her wrapped up like a burrito as her temp is a bit low right now with nice towels from the dryer plus zipped up into a sleeping bag and she is nice and cozy. I have given her pain meds and she is slipping into la la land. 🙂

If anyone may have any used sleeping bags that they no longer need, I would be so happy to pay you for them. Very happy!!!

As would BHRR's Abby to get better with one or two more with the washing we will be doing as she heals.

She is doing really well overall!!

Just want to shout out HUGE thanks to everyone for EVERYTHING and making today the best that it could be under the circumstances.

Thanks being shouted out to my fellow team mates at KAH!! You truly are the best!! Homemade goodies of their way!

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 'Abby'. 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)

BHRR's Abby's Angels: $370 donated to date & Bills $4,308.23
Stephanie
RCMP Employess
Clo/Neil
Clo another donation
Anonymous
Anna
Clo/Neil/Ron and Fam
Anonymous
Maggie
John/Dawn
Caren


BHRR's Abby – March 15th, 2013
*She says she is tired, not overly fond of her IV yet, being a good girl and that she is sooooooooooo grateful for everyone
and everything being done for her!

THANK YOU! THANK YOU!
 

UPDATE: surgery went well for BHRR's Abby. She is out and now resting. All your well wishes, Irish positive karma energy and best thoughts have been a real comfort in knowing how many care…..

All your strength surrounds her and shall continue to keep her safe.

I am answering calls and texts as I can and we start counting hour milestones from here….

Thanks to my bestest for offering to come be with us if need be…..my heart is full of your warmth!

AND thanks on behalf of BHRR's Abby to those that sent donations. Was never my honest intent of my original post to have people send gifts to her bills yet, Sean and I and the rest of the BHRR BOD want each of you to know how much we extend our thanks for your generous gestures.

Tears are in my eyes in sheer humbleness and indebtedness to every single person that has been there for her from the sweet words, embracing thoughts and helping hands…..thank you!!

Will update a bit more later!

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 'Abby'. 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)

BHRR's Abby's Angels: $370 donated to date & Bills $4,308.23
Stephanie
RCMP Employess
Clo/Neil
Clo another donation
Anonymous
Anna
Clo/Neil/Ron and Fam
Anonymous
 


BHRR's Abby's Pexy – March 15th, 2013

Asking for best wishes, healing thoughts and safe surgery to BHRR's Abby.

She is in for an emergency pexy @ KAH after having a gas bloat.

Huge thumbs up and kudos to Sean who noticed her not being quite normal. He called me – I was only about 5 min. from home). He then gave her GasX. She did not tort. Thank god!!

My post is not to ask for donations to her bills( the supporters of BHRR have been more than generous and giving in their strong belief in what is done at BHRR). My post is to please ask that you send her all the positive energy and karma you can. We can carry a balance at KAH, though our bills are already steep, we do have our first organised Fundraiser of 2013 coming up next month and that will aid us.

Our success rate in catching bloat and tort early is fantastic. The survival rate has not been as wonderful and we are still working through all the grief and terrible emotional trauma of losing BHRR's Dana complications post bloat/tort.

If everyone could please surround her in your thoughts and warmth today, that would give her strength. Sean and I is too.

Thank you on behalf of BHRR's Abby and all her friends plus Sean/I at BHRR…..

BHRR's Abby was spayed today, she did aspirate after extubation and so we are monitoring. She has put on a grand total of 24.42 POUNDS since her arrival to BHRR! She is now weighing in at: 112.86 pounds(51.3 KGs) from the 88.44 pounds she once was. 🙂 LOOKING fabu my BBBBB!

UPDATE: So BHRR's Abby had her latest recheck and re-weigh on the 11th.

On December 3rd, 2012, she weighed 84.04 pounds
On January 7th, 2013, she weighed 98.34 pounds
On February 11th, 2013, she weighed 107.89 pounds! 😀

YAY! That is 23.85 pounds of muscle mass and weight to date put on! 🙂

So, she is finally healthy and we could give her the first of her vaccines and she is scheduled to be spayed on the 28th of February.

She was so awesome at the Vets and I know her Vet was very charmed by this BBBBB! 🙂

BHRR's Abby is scheduled to come to work with me on Monday February 11th, 2013 for her vaccines, re-exam and to examine further if she may already be spayed. She is very immature looking yet we know from BHRR's Cosette's experience that this does not always prove true to already being spayed. (I cannot feel anything nor see yet, I am one person doing the head under the belly and with a light in one hand etc.!)

NOR did finding a scar for a possible spay incision and doing an u/s for BHRR's Cosette PLUS having it interpreted by a specialist AS she turned out to NOT be spayed as she went into heat.

So, we shall continue to dot all 'i's' and cross all 't's' to show proper due diligence with all of our animals. AND full disclosure too.

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 'Abby'. 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)

BHRR's Abby's Angels: $170 donated to date & Bills $2,178.90
Stephanie
RCMP Employess
Clo/Neil
Clo another donation

Barking Bone Designs – Custom Pet Art has been so generous and kind and will donate up to February 17th, 2013$5.00 of the sales of every personalized accessory, key chain or necklace!

PLEASE make sure that you mention Birch Haven Rescue and Rehabilitation Services(BHRR) when you order!

Colours and sayings can be changed easily!

S&H is ONLY $2 in Canada for one item and $3 for two!

BHRR has some new urgent animal medical cases in the pipe….the funds raised will deeply assist!

EMAIL BarkingBone@hotmail.com for more information and to have Sarah answer any questions you may have!!!

THANK YOU Sarah!!!!

PLEASE CROSSPOST! 🙂

The Doxycycline is working! YAY! YAY! YAY!

OMG! YAY! 🙂

This means that BHRR's Abby can have her vaccines and then be spayed and from there, be placed up for adoption! OMG! I am so happy for her! 🙂

Anna Gray-Henschel is going to be selling her famous homemade 'TREATS' that includes BHRR's Journey Heart Biscuits to help raise funds for Genesis Dog Rescue and also for BHRR. Her Danelets shall have their own delightful selection and there shall also be a variety named after BHRR's Kyo.

Please visit her PAGE to see all the wonderful yummy details and to express your truest heartfelt thanks and appreciation to her in hosting this Fundraiser.

Purchase for your doggies, family and friends' doggies, for your favorite r/q Rescues etc. 🙂

From my own home and on behalf of all the doggies again in need of BHRR, THANK you Anna! I sound like a broken record yet, it is true! What a gem you are!

The Gift Certificates are good for up to one year from purchase!

DEADLINE is February 8th, 2013 to get in your orders so that they can be received by Valentine's Day! 🙂
 

UPDATE: BHRR's Abby's latest repeat bw has come back and she is still battling an infection. So, after trying Clavamox and two rounds of Bayrtril, we are moving to Doxy.

Loving the weight gain and energy level and all else for her….just have to get this infection nipped for good.

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 'Abby'. 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)

BHRR's Abby's Angels: $120 donated to date & Bills $2,178.90
Stephanie
RCMP Employess
Clo/Neil

UPDATE: BHRR's Abby is at work with me at KAH and has put on 14.3 pounds(6.5 KGS) since her last Vet Visit on December 3rd!! WTG!! Thumbs up pretty lady!! We are going to re-visit her 'cough' and heart plus she has some liquid diarehea today at the Hospital – could just be stress, yet, we will discuss.

She now weighs  44.7 KGS(98.34 pounds). 🙂 Still have a ways to go yet, YAY! 🙂

Her last x-rays showed a normal size heart and will repeat her bw if needed too. Whatever she needs, she shall receive. 🙂
Until she is deemed healthy, I will not be doing vaccines or spaying her.

She is on Metronidazole for her diarehea and we are repeating bw. She had another manicure plus pedicure and temp was normal and her Vet is stumped as to the cough….very intermittent. So, we shall see if the bw comes back with supporting a possible residual URI or if we need to repeat x-rays etc. She was such a ham!! AND the stacked muscle she has from free play and her coat is really starting to shine so glossy. I am holding off on those vaccines still and spaying until we can get her cough sorted out. Her heart remains sounding normal at this time.

Below are two photos of her from our traditional Christmas Eve photo moments.

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 'Abby'. 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)

BHRR's Abby's Angels: $120 donated to date & Bills $1,989.76
Stephanie
RCMP Employess
Clo/Neil


BHRR's Abby – December 24th, 2012
 

I have BHRR's Abby scheduled to come with me to work on the 7th of January for a recheck.

She still has that cough…………….

UPDATE Wednesday December 19th, 2012:

THEY HAVE RESTARTED THE FOOD VOTING CONTEST from scratch AND it began Tuesday December 18th, 2012 @ NOON AND shall END Thursday December 20th @ NOON!

PLEASE CONSIDER VOTING! You do not need to enter your email address or register, just one click of a button! AND please consider sharing. WE are in FIRST place by only TEN VOTES!

Please CLICK HERE to VOTE:

THANK YOU! THANK YOU!

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BHRR could use your DAILY Vote, yes, DAILY Vote up until Sunday December 16th before midnight to help us win some dog foodfor the BHRR animals.

PLEASE CLICK HERE to Vote!

As many know, BHRR goes through 120 pounds of dog food in ONE single day. YOUR DAILY vote for Birch Haven Rescue once a day until Sunday just before midnight, could help us win some food for the dogs. SO, please do consider voting and do remember to come back daily to vote!!!!

The incredible folks at La Maison Du Chien have kindly offered to donate $1100 worth of pet food to a deserving area rescue!

BHRR is currently in FIRST place by ONLY ONE VOTE…….AND as always, we would share with any other r/q groups in need……ALWAYS! We believe in working together to help as many animals as possible!

We do not have a regular food sponsor for donations of food and the cost of food per month can be over $4,000.

Thank you in advance for any consideration………

UPDATE Wednesday December 12th, 2012:

There seems to be a voting 'glitch' and some can and others cannot vote more than once YET, please do keep trying to vote DAILY and do share as BHRR could really really really use your assistance!

UPDATE: Friday December 14th, 2012:

You need to clear your cache/cookies on your iPhone(go to "Settings", then "Safari", then 'Clear Cookies/Cache' to be able to vote again daily AND you need to clear your cache on whatever browser you are using on your home or work computers to be able to vote again daily.

BHRR has slipped to SECOND place and this contest end Sunday just before Midnight! Please vote and share! 🙂

UPDATE Sunday December 16th, 2012:

UPDATE ON VOTING CONTEST:

As many are aware from the public blanket statement posts I was making, as soon as I understood what was able to really occur with the voting in the food contest, I contacted MDB. This was not resulting in a fair contest to all r/q Rescues involved.

We have been in conversation for the last few days re: this contest and per the positioning of BHRR, we will only wish to operate with continued integrity plus honesty and no food is worth any compromising of that.

Either we all are able to vote once a day, only ever once, or multiple times daily. What was happening was not equal or fair to all involved. BHRR and it was so important that MDB be made aware of what was happening.

I am aware that they did a reset a couple of days ago to try and have people being able to only vote once every 24 hours and some could and others still could not vote again.

We have continued to support MDB in any successful resolution they felt was necessary and per their public post today, they have decided to do a reset from scratch – starting over.

I thank EACH of our supporters and believers that have campaigned so hard to assist the animals of BHRR and in sharing! 🙂 No words can tell you how much this has meant to BHRR for we do go through 120 POUNDS of dog food PER DAY.

AND good luck to all participating for round two!

BHRR's 5th ANNUAL "JUST IN TIME FOR XMAS" Online Auction is ON NOW UNTIL Thursday December 6th @ 9:00 PM EST!

We currently have 122 very exciting items up for grabs! MORE being added throughout the last day of this auction! 🙂

All monies raised shall go to the care of animals in need of BHRR and also assist the two new Saint Bernards headed our way!

I have a super duper and I mean super duper announcement to make! BHRR's Abby ate! She ATE! ATE! ATE! 🙂 Sigh…..I could just feel my knees almost buckling with relief. This is the first food she has really eaten since last Wednesday.

Going to keep her on IVF overnight again BUT she ate! Did I mentioned yet, that she ATE?!!!!

Oh, BHRR's Abby, you had me so worried…..so worried….

I brought BHRR's Abby back to work with me yesterday as I knew that she was not getting better.

She is down another 5 pounds(38.2 Kgs – 84.04 pounds). We did a PCV and it was 51%. Repeated her bw and her WBC is even more elevated.

We put her on IVF and added Baytril to her antibiotic armor and she has not had a proper meal since last Wednesday now. She has eaten bits here and there and we added an appetitie stimulant Mirtazapine yet, she is just picking at her food. She was still drinking some and her dehydration level was at 7% yesterday.

I took her home on IVF(160 over night) and dropped down to 135 this AM and I still have her on fluids.

Have talked to a specialist and they are thinking possible pericarditis due to a bacterial infection that has gone from lungs to heart. They feel that she was in survival mode for so long that her body is now just worn down and she is not able to battle well.

She has the Vets stumped and me deeply concerned. She was completely fine at our BHRR "EXPERIENCE" Mini Open House on the 24th and the Vets plus Specialists are wondering if possibly one of the guests brought something in…. 🙁 If this is the case, we are seriously going to have to review our processes/policies at our events. NONE of the other dogs at BHRR are sick and we continue to monitor.

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 'Cherry'. 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)

BHRR's Abby's Angels: $120 donated to date & Bills $1,661.41
Stephanie
RCMP Employess
Clo/Neil


BHRR's Abby – December 4th, 2012

BHRR does not adopt out during the XMAS season due to our position that it is not in the best interest of a new addition being added during such a busy, exciting and somewhat stressful time for many. Our XMAS Shutdown period for this year is from Saturday December 15th, 2012 to Monday January 7th, 2013 inclusive.

I took BHRR's Abby to the Vet tonight. Originally, it was for an exam, bw including HWT, confirm if spayed, vaccnies etc. yet, as of Monday night, I have been a bit worried about her. She was eating and drinking well yet, something did not quiet seem right – her energy level was not really 'off' and I monitored.

By Wednesday night, she stopped eating, yet was drinking and seemed a bit more quiet than normal and as I had her Vet appointment on Thursday, I brought her in then.

BHRR's Abby weighed 40.2 KGs(88.44 pounds) and you could tell that she has lost weight. She should be another 7 pounds or so for my liking.

We did bw, full exam and also microchipped her and shaved to confirm that no, she is not yet spayed. We did not think so as is.

The Vet suspected either a cardiac condition or possible aspiration pneumonia. KC was ruled out as there is no cough or other KC signs. The Vet asked me if I wanted to start antibiotics first or x-ray and I said I would like to x-ray to rule out any enlarged heart.

So, this amazing girl was x-rayed and she was AWESOME! She did not require any sedation and we got some great shots. I shall ask them to be emailed to me to post.

Her heart is normal and she has some pockets of congestion that the Vet feels that being on Clavamox 750mg BID should help and if there is no improvement by Saturday, to re-visit. As of today, she still was not interested in food, not even wet and I grabbed some cans of A/D to take home. She was not interested in treats or pill pockets with her pills and so manually down the hatch the pills went at KAH.

I asked the Vet what she thought BHRR's Abby's age was and she said 'you would know better than me' and I said no more than 5 and over 4 and the Vet concurred. She has that amazing 'masking gene' that makes her face whiten….love it!

She is drinking and is not dehydrated and we are monitored closely.

Below are two photos from when she was with the FABU home that took such great care of her until we had a spot at BHRR! THANK YOU! THANK YOU! She is sporting one of the doggie coats I dropped off for her.

 

BHRR's Abby's Angels: $20 donated to date & Bills $398.78
Stephanie
RCMP Employess


BHRR's Abby – Fall 2012
 

BHRR's Abby is headed to the Vet on November 29th.

I picked up BHRR's Abby on Saturday night and I think all of us(her amazing temp home) and myself were very relieved. The coyotes have been very bad in both of our areas of late and just two days prior to be getting BHRR's Abby, they could be seen on their lawn.

She is SAFE at BHRR and I cannot thank this home enough for taking such great care of her! She is looking fabu and her personality has really come out and three weeks to the day that I first was contacted about her, my promise to her and this home has come true. She is now safe in our program.

She makes #10 BBBBB(BHRR's Big Black Beautiful Beauty) in our program's and we could not be happier to commit to having another BBBBB!

She has been fully integrated with most of the dogs to date and is settling in really well.

My heart just fills so much at peaced having her here AND let me say once again, she LACKED for nothing in this home! THEY are amazing people, just amazing!

The dog that she was picked up as a stray with was taken in by the parent's of the lovely woman and is just thriving!

Once she settles in for a wee bit, I shall bring her in, update her on vaccines, do presurgical bw and spay her. Another great dog is going to make a home such an amazing addition.

We just need those right homes to see that BLACK is gorgeous and that the personality/temperament of the dog is MOST important!

AND thank you to her always to be treasured 'first real home' for the donation of a microchip for her!

UPDATE: We originally were looking at bringing Abby into BHRR on Sunday yet, with the increasingly cold weather, Saturday is the plan!

That means just FOUR more sleepies and she shall FINALLY be here!

Cannot wait!

In preparation in having to do some emergency fundraising for BHRR's Autumn's ever growing mounting bills that shall include having several surgeries, we are going to be offering up  a small  BHRR's Autumn's EMERGENCY Online Auction

Auction details and how to bid can be found HERE – ITEMS can be added at any time – so, please check back!

Starts 6:00 AM EST on Monday October 29th, 2012
Ends 10:00 PM EST on Monday November 5th, 2012
 

NOTE: BHRR's Autumn's EMERGENCY ONLINE AUCTION does not replace our 5th ANNUAL 'JUST IN TIME FOR XMAS' ONLINE Auction to commence on Saturday November 24th, 2012!

I wanted to share that I made a call today that I have been dying to do for two weeks!!

The reaction on the other side of the phone was just a mere image of my own…..

The incredible feeling of calling the wonderful home that has been housing and loving on 'Abby' while I pay and tend for whatever she needs in material comfort and vetting etc. to say t

That in about 8 days we can bring her into BHRR was like winning a lottery!!

I think the home and I know myself both choked up a bit!!

While many turned their backs to her, this home did not and neither did I. She may be a 'big black dog' to some, 'not a pup' to others, 'not 100% healthy' or housebroken or a multitude of other 'reasons' why no one wanted to step up, yet, I am glad that Pet Valu in K-Town directed them to BHRR for we WANT her and she is coming!!!!

Soon Abby! Soon!!

I sent an email out to the home that has Abby right now as I was worried about 'Sandy' hitting the area hard and how it would be affecting her.

Here is the response:

"Abby did well last night and is in good spirits this morning.

She likes the food you gave us for her.

I got in the dog house last night to see how much wind could get in.

Surprisingly the baffle stops the wind and keeps the dog house air quit still.

We will keep you informed the rest of the week."

'Abby' is a Great Dane that was picked up after being on the loose for almost a week along with another dog. I was contacted last Saturday – October 20th, 2012 to assist yet, until BHRR has more adoptions, we cannot bring in more dogs; regardless if we even have a temp foster approved home step up.

This Great Dane is currently outdoors and I have been to visit her twice and have brought a dog bed, a chilly dog coat( like that these coats have the belly and chest piece), revolution and have provided the eye meds that she needs for her eye infection treatment. She also has a dog house. The home is ensuring that she is fed the proper food and has touched base with me regarding the best food and amounts to feed her.

As the weather gets colder and until we have a spot ( no other place would take her after inquiring and she would be high risk to be pts at a pound due to her current unadoptability status and that we would have been one of the r/q places contacted and we have no room right now), this is where those that found her have her kept.

Before anyone judges this home, please note that they spent three days trying to catch her and the other dog and that they tried to bring her inside their home yet they have two others dogs and things did not work out. THIS home ROCKS! 🙂

I have shredrow foal coats yet they are all too big and the coat that I did give for her that is an awesome size Chilly Dogs one is not going to handle the colder temps coming fast.

There is no crystal ball that will say when we shall have that spot and we cannot compromise the integrity of our program and the dogs we already have by taking in 'just one more'. I am doing all that I can to take care of her plus with Vet guidance and the amazing co-operation of this home. I promised this dog and this home that she would be the next I would take right into BHRR.

She has had a tough life……I have not slept since I first contacted about her and shall not rest well until we do have adoptions that will allow us to bring her fully into BHRR.

There is no crystal ball as to when we shall have that spot and I do not want her pts. She can be a wonderful companion to a great home once she is finished being rehabbed both medically and emotionally. She deserves that……

AND my by-law is very much aware of what is going on and has been kept in the loop re: her and been very supportive of resource sharing.

She is also being treated for ear infections and has a small wound in one ear.

She is so blessed to even have BHRR SS for even if she is not yet at BHRR by then – praying that she shall be! – she is still very much a GD deserving of a wonderful spoiling and in just two visits with her to date, I feel and treat her as one of the BHRR 'fam'.


She is a small female, black with white( yup! Another BBBBB) GD that has had a really hard life…..

Please keep her in all your positive blessings and thoughts. AND that the weather stays as warm for as long as possible. The nights worry me right now with how cold they are getting…..

I will keep giving her all that I can and take care of her from afar with the home she is with until we can get her here…..

UDPATE: October 27th:

I am going to see her tomorrow for her eyes are not improving with the ointment and she will start antibiotics that I will bring.


I will also drop off a dry dog coat for her and also a bag of FROMM food that I bought today as the home is running low. I shall also bring another dog bed.


I will take some photos for the blog I shall start for her.

She is doing well otherwise.

Have looked at solar type devices for heating and am further investigating it and Sean also uses a special construction type unit in his workshop yet never unsupervised. Do not wish to have any fire hazards or cord hazards with heaters.

Sean and I are continuing to work something out for her to be in a house until we have room at BHRR.

The home is calling her 'Abby' and I am seeing her again in just a few hours! I thInk of her constantly and shall not rest until she is with us…..

BHRR does not have a spot regardless if it is in our home or an approved temp fosters. When I founded BHRR back in 1996, numbers of max. that BHRR could take at any given time and depending on how many were medical cases etc. was set. I will not compromise and cannot compromise the integrity of the program's of BHRR.

So, thank you to those offering to temp foster yet, we do not have a spot at this time for one of our current successfully rehabbed dogs that are now up for adoption or a 'emerg' temp foster for her.


AND she is not aggressive. This GD lived a very rough life. The home has two 6 month old dogs, one a male and she is an unspayed female. I do not blame her for beig cranky at not wanting to get mounted and rough housed with. The two dogs they have are not accepting of her more mature status of life.

UPDATE: October 28th, 2012:

This is 'Abby' with Sean – The stray GD picked up with an Airdalex on Friday October 19th, 2012 that had been on the loose for almost a week.

Sean came with me today to visit with her and to bring over more items – a bag of FROMM Whitefish, a spare Chilly Dog Fall Coat, another rectangular Costco dog bed and antibiotics.

Since I last saw her, she has put on weight, is so much happier and was doing really really really well!

The home is calling her 'Abby' right now and she sits and is very friendly and I was so thrilled by the improvement.

She is the very next GD on our waiting list to assist and may we get her into BHRR before the snow flies

I am working on starting her blog now and have two videos to add.

I really was so impressed with the mass improvement she has had in the last week. Her ears are clearing up, her eyes look so much better, the weight gain and her personality has just really started to come through.

I checked out her dog house and it remains insulated and very dry and now has a wind type barrier on one side too.

Thank you to this home for taking the best care they can of her and for taking the three days to build up the trust of her and her female companion(the parents of the woman took her as one of their own once her stray period was up) to catch them and provide them a safe haven and in contacting BHRR for assistance.


'Abby' with Sean – October 28th, 2012 – She is loving the fall Chilly Dog Coat I gave her
 

From Friday October 19th to Sunday November 4th inclusive, BHRR will not be open for adoptions or the intake of adoption applications.

We do not adopt out around the Halloween season and many others Rescues, shelters, pounds etc. have also begun to follow a similar protocol.

We do not believe it is in the best interest of the animals in our program, especially for dark coloured dogs.

During this time, BHRR is available 24/7 as always for requests for assistance of animals in need.