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 present for the mandatory home-visit.

BHRR only places per best/right 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 Athos(M) – AVAILABLE FOR ADOPTION SINCE March 13th, 2021 – *Great Dane

BHRR’s Romeo(M) – AVAILABLE FOR ADOPTION SINCE October 28th, 2021 – *Mix (BostonX, maybe HoundX or BoxerX)

BHRR’s Rosie(F) – AVAILABLE FOR ADOPTION SINCE March 4th, 2022  -*Redbone Black & Tan Hound

BHRR’s Agatha(Aggie)(F) – AVAILABLE FOR ADOPTION SINCE July 17, 2022 – *Great Dane – ADOPTED November 27th, 2022

BHRR’s Jack(M) – AVAILABLE FOR ADOPTION SINCE September 23rd, 2022 – *Australian Shepherd – Visually/Hearing Impaired

BHRR’s Nola(F) – AVAILABLE FOR ADOPTION SINCE October 25th, 2022 -*LabX

BHRR’s Beaver(Bev)(F) – AVAILABLE FOR ADOPTION SINCE October 25th, 2022 – *LabX

BHRR’s Albar(M) – AVAILABLE FOR ADOPTION SINCE October 25th, 2022 – *LabX

BHRR’s Maybelle Cutie(F) – AVAILABLE FOR ADOPTION SINCE October 25th, 2022 – *LabX

BHRR’s Bruce(M) – AVAILABLE FOR ADOPTION SINCE November 20th, 2022 – *Great Dane

BHRR’s Chrissy(F) – NOT YET AVAILABLE FOR ADOPTION – *Australian Shepherd -Visually/Hearing Impaired

BHRR’s Asante(F) – NOT YET AVAILABLE FOR ADOPTION – *NewfX

BHRR’s Brooklyn(F) – NOT YET AVAILABLE FOR ADOPTION -*Great Dane

BHRR EVENTS

NOTICE: UPCOMING BHRR EVENTS:

1.  We shall be at Pet Valu Brockville on Saturday, December 3rd from 10 AM – 2 PM for a Bake Sale, Chili & Vegan Chili Sale, some items will also be for sale! Miss Asante shall be present again!

2. Join us Sunday, December 4th, from 1 PM – 2 PM as you design a gorgeous holiday planter!
$40 Cash at the door – Bring gloves and pruning shears!

3. Our 4th Annual ‘Driveway Nail Trims/Ear Cleanings’ – we are also doing Anal Glands – COMING TO A DRIVE-WAY NEAR YOU SOON!
*If you would like to host us in 2023 – please do EMAIL us!
*we just need your driveway!
*we will have some merchandise for sale, collecting Empties plus Canadian Tire $
*self-distancing is easy to do
*we take cash, debit, cash

4. 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’.  

The Wolfhound Cù Sìth

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.

The Wolfhound Cù Sìth

AND The Bean’s latest professional photos are in! I will post the same blog post on each blog yet, keep their individual photo’s on their own blogs.
 
Thank you Liz Bradley!!
 
This could well be their last night that all five shall be together for tomorrow, I am doing a home visit for a possible approved adoption of either Miss Maybelle or Miss Ayla.
 
It is going to be an emotional night for me! I freely admit it! I have held these wee beans and fought hard for their survival since they were placed into my hands at barely a week of age.
 
I adore my Beans! 
 
We are also now reviewing another application for one of The Beans. They are looking at one of the black girls too.
 
Poor Mr. Albar and Miss Bev….they remain overlooked.
 
They were at the Vet on Friday, November 11th, for their final boosters. BHRR takes care of everything for our dogs – all rounds of boosters, de-worming, flea/tick/hw meds, pre-op bloodwork, microchipping, spays/neuters, AND it was many many many thousands of dollars to get them healthy from the aspiration pneumonia that they came to us with, saving Mr. Albar’s leg, treating the severe punctures on Miss Ayla, etc. Miss Nola still has her HM 1-2. Could resolve or may stay the same for life etc.
 
Their adoption fees are a mere pittance compared to the almost $27,000 it took to get them healthy.
 
I remain so proud of them!!!
 
Here are their weight history:
 
Puppy 1 – 0.38 kgs – deceased as of 8:49 AM Thursday, August 4th(passed away just hours after they were surrendered to rescue) – Miss Charm Bean
 
Puppy 2 BHRR’s Nola – (Miss Fighter Bean)
August 4th – 0.38 kgs as well
August 8th – 0.62 kgs (1 lb, 6 oz)
August 11th – 0.82 kgs (1 lb, 12.8 oz)
September 15th – 4.9 kgs (10.78 pounds)
October 21st – 11.3 kgs (24.86 pounds)
October 25th – 11.9 kgs (26.18 pounds)
November 11th – 14.4 kgs (31.68 pounds)
 
Puppy 3 BHRR’s Beaver(Bev) – (Miss Explorer Bean)
August 4th – 0.48 kgs
August 8th – 0.71 kgs (1 lb, 9 oz)
September 15th – 4.7 kgs (10.34 pounds)
October 21st – 9.7 kgs (21.34 pounds)
October 25th – 10.4 kgs (22.88 pounds)
November 11th – 13.10 kgs (28.82 pounds)
 
Puppy 4 BHRR’s Albar – (Mr. Warrior Bean)
August 4th – 0.46 kgs
August 8th – 0.79 kgs (1 lb, 12 oz)
September 15th – 5.2 kgs (11.44 pounds)
October 21st – 10.9 kgs (23.98 pounds)
October 25th – 11.7 kgs (25.74 pounds)
November 11th – 14.6 kgs (32.12 pounds)
 
Puppy 5 BHRR’s Maybelle Cutie – (Miss Diva Princess Bean)
August 4th – 0.56 kgs
August 8th – 0.99 kgs (2 lbs, 3 oz)
September 15th – 5.3 kgs (11.66 pounds)
October 21st – 11.3 kgs (24.86 pounds) – same as Miss Nola
October 25th – 11.8 kgs (25.96 pounds)
November 11th – 15.2 kgs (33.44 pounds)
 
Puppy 6 BHRR’s Ayla (Miss Chill Mobile Bean)
August 4th – 0.64 kgs
August 8th – 0.79 kgs (1 lb, 12 oz)
August 11th – 1.03 kg (2 lbs, 3.6 oz)
September 15th – 4.7 kgs – same as BHRR’s Bev (10.34 pounds)
October 21st – 11.2 kgs (24.64 pounds)
October 25th – 11.7 kgs (25.74 pounds) – same as Mr. Albar
November 11th – 14.3 kgs (31.46 pounds)
 
 

Playdate time today! What a stunning day! 23 degrees!

They love the chairs! Any elevation change they are so excited to explore.
 
Three months old now!

The Beans had their next weigh-ins and were altered today.
 
I also microchipped them and tidied up their nails.
 
I did not get out of surgery until after 3:30 pm. 
 
What a way to end my last surgery tech shift at LAH!
 
From Friday to today, their weights have gone up more than I would have thought!
 
Puppy 1 – 0.38 kgs – deceased as of 8:49 AM Thursday, August 4th(passed away just hours after they were surrendered to rescue)
 
Puppy 2 BHRR’s Nola – (Miss Fighter Bean)
August 4th – 0.38 kgs as well
August 8th – 0.62 kgs (1 lb, 6 oz)
August 11th – 0.82 kgs (1 lb, 12.8 oz)
September 15th – 4.9 kgs (10.78 pounds)
October 21st – 11.3 kgs (24.86 pounds)
October 25th – 11.9 kgs (26.18 pounds)
 
Puppy 3 BHRR’s Beaver(Bev) – (Miss Explorer Bean)
August 4th – 0.48 kgs
August 8th – 0.71 kgs (1 lb, 9 oz)
September 15th – 4.7 kgs (10.34 pounds)
October 21st – 9.7 kgs (21.34 pounds)
October 25th – 10.4 kgs (22.88 pounds)
 
Puppy 4 BHRR’s Albar – (Mr. Warrior Bean)
August 4th – 0.46 kgs
August 8th – 0.79 kgs (1 lb, 12 oz)
September 15th – 5.2 kgs (11.44 pounds)
October 21st – 10.9 kgs (23.98 pounds)
October 25th – 11.7 kgs (25.74 pounds)
 
Puppy 5 BHRR’s Maybelle Cutie – (Miss Diva Princess Bean)
August 4th – 0.56 kgs
August 8th – 0.99 kgs (2 lbs, 3 oz)
September 15th – 5.3 kgs (11.66 pounds)
October 21st – 11.3 kgs (24.86 pounds) – same as Miss Nola
October 25th – 11.8 kgs (25.96 pounds)
 
Puppy 6 BHRR’s Ayla (Miss Busy Mobile Bean)
August 4th – 0.64 kgs
August 8th – 0.79 kgs (1 lb, 12 oz)
August 11th – 1.03 kg (2 lbs, 3.6 oz)
September 15th – 4.7 kgs – same as BHRR’s Bev (10.34 pounds)
October 21st – 11.2 kgs (24.64 pounds)
October 25th – 11.7 kgs (25.74 pounds) – same as Mr. Albar
*We know that she was ‘chill’ due to still battling aspiration pneumonia, yet is now a busy bean!
 
I barely had time to have a pee break and take a few sips of water. 
 
Now, I am home, and the pups are tucked in, and I am going to forage for some dinner!
 

Their vet bills today were a smidge under $3,000 as I brought my own microchips, saving over $500, and tax plus, I have pain meds at home, saving another several hundred dollars.

 
The Beans are expensive yet so worth it!
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

The Beans had their re-weighs today and their next DAPP boosters – they also received their first Lepto & Lyme vaccines – plus picked up their next flea/tick & hw meds.
 
Their weights range from 9.7 (Miss Bev) up to 11.3 kgs(Miss Nola & Miss Maybelle Cutie). Mr. Albar was 10.9 kgs. Two of the girls were 11.3 kgs & the other was 11.2 kgs.
 
Thanks to Amanda and Jen for their assistance ‘lugging’ the beans, as the parking lot was insanely busy!
 
We had Miss Nolan’s heart checked again, and she still has her Grade 1-2 HM, which is not uncommon and often can be completely harmless, and they often can outgrow them. We shall continue to monitor. Miss Nola and her Bean siblings got the big thumbs up at their Vet visit!
 
The unfortunate part is that three of the beans vomited twice post vaccines, and four were very subdued. This is most likely from the Lepto booster in a combination with the excitement of the day.
 
All temps were high normal, and they are being closely monitored in case they may need some dex or Benadryl.
 
All are resting quietly – getting some sun rays…..
 
On a side note, I was deeply overjoyed to see my Miss Bevie!  I have dearly missed her, and she was so happy to see me too!
 
I love the picture I have posted of BHRR’s Chester – ADOPTED May 3rd, 2022 – and Miss Bev!
 

The Beans turn 3 months old Sunday! The 23rd of October.

First Picture: Mr. Albar behind Miss Maybelle Cutie & Miss Ayla to the left lying down & Moss Nola to the right lying down.
Second Picture: BHRR’s Maybelle – head on Miss Ayla’s back & Miss Nola lying down. 
Third Picture: Miss Bev with BHRR’s Chester – ADOPTED May 3rd, 2022.

Puppy 1 – 0.38 kgs – deceased as of 8:49 AM Thursday, August 4th(passed away just hours after they were surrendered to rescue)
 
Puppy 2 BHRR’s Nola – (Miss Fighter Bean)
August 4th – 0.38 kgs as well
August 8th – 0.62 kgs (1 lb, 6 oz)
August 11th – 0.82 kgs (1 lb, 12.8 oz)
September 15th – 4.9 kgs (10.78 pounds)
October 21st – 11.3 kgs (24.86 pounds)
 
Puppy 3 BHRR’s Beaver(Bev) – (Miss Explorer Bean)
August 4th – 0.48 kgs
August 8th – 0.71 kgs (1 lb, 9 oz)
September 15th – 4.7 kgs (10.34 pounds)
October 21st – 9.7 kgs (21.34 pounds)
 
Puppy 4 BHRR’s Albar – (Mr. Warrior Bean)
August 4th – 0.46 kgs
August 8th – 0.79 kgs (1 lb, 12 oz)
September 15th – 5.2 kgs (11.44 pounds)
October 21st – 10.9 kgs (23.98 pounds)
 
Puppy 5 BHRR’s Maybelle Cutie – (Miss Diva Princess Bean)
August 4th – 0.56 kgs
August 8th – 0.99 kgs (2 lbs, 3 oz)
September 15th – 5.3 kgs (11.66 pounds)
October 21st – 11.3 kgs (24.86 pounds) The same as Miss Nola
 
Puppy 6 BHRR’s Ayla (Miss Busy Mobile Bean)
August 4th – 0.64 kgs
August 8th – 0.79 kgs (1 lb, 12 oz)
August 11th – 1.03 kg (2 lbs, 3.6 oz)
September 15th – 4.7 kgs – same as BHRR’s Bev (10.34 pounds)
October 21st – 11.2 kgs (24.64 pounds)
*We know that she was ‘chill’ due to still battling aspiration pneumonia, yet is now a busy bean!
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

AND…………drumroll!

The Beans(LabX) went up for fostering to adopt on October 1st!
*~75% lab*

We are also open to approved Volunteers to foster them until they are adopted by a right-matched personality fit home.

*Adoptions will not be finalized until after their spays/neuter
*This is in addition to our mandatory obedience clause
*They can go to homes with responsible children as young as 10+
*No more than two children in a home
*They can go to homes with cats
*We prefer homes with at least one right-matched personality-fit dog, not a deal breaker for that right home that has a great social network set up for The Bean!
*Homes must be within 2 hours of our location & be willing to take them to their October 15th booster apt. & their alter apt at the end of October – booked at Liston Animal Hospital
*Foster-to-adopt homes must then be prepared to commit to their final puppy boosters around November 15th (post-adoption), including rabies, dhpp, Lyme plus lepto
**The above clauses will be in the foster-to-adopt contracts in addition to all other requirements found in our standard adoption application contract**

They are ready to be fostered by an approved Volunteer AND they are ready to be fostered to adopt to homes seeking to adopt. The adoption application contract must be completed.

Thank you again to the puppy wranglers that came out to help at their paparazzi photo shoot! VERY appreciated!

Thank you again to Liz Bradley for the gorgeous photos!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NOTE: WE ONLY ADOPT TO SOME PARTS OF ONTARIO & QUEBEC, CANADA

*As this is a foster-to-adopt puppy, all homes must be within 2 hours of our location AND willing to drive him to his scheduled Vet appointments in Kanata, ON *
**NO Exceptions**

***AVAILABLE FOR A FOSTER TO ADOPT!**
*ADOPTION WILL NOT BE FINALIZED UNTIL NEUTERED*

2nd boosters are booked for October 15th, his neuter is scheduled for the third week of October, and he will require his third boosters by November 15th(the approved foster to adopt home can take care of the third boosters, and it will be in the signed foster to adopt contract that they agree to do so – Rabies, DAPP, Lepto & Lyme.

BHRR’s Albar – male – Labx(Predominantly Lab ~75%) – ten weeks of age(born July 23rd), utd on vaccines, will be microchipped, good with other dogs & good with people, Has been good with cats – integration is key!

*We will consider homes with responsible children 10+
*No more than two children in a home

Has had some obedience(this does not exclude our mandatory adoption clause of a full round of obedience being required – NO EXCEPTIONS!)

NOTE: All blogs(scroll to the very bottom and then read upwards) and our PetFinder animal lists are kept utd so yes, he is still available.

Almost all of your questions will be answered in his thorough blog. READ the blog from the bottom up once on the blog.

Please familiarize yourself with BHRR’s adoption mandates, processes plus policies before contacting us about a BHRR animal.

Our PetFinder and our www.birchhaven.org websites will answer most of your questions. Therefore, do not contact us asking us what our policies are, what our adoption area is, or what his adoption fee is. BHRR is a federally registered NPO operated solely by Volunteers.

We are NOT a shelter or a pound.

You CANNOT just drop by to visit him. He resides in a loving foster home, not a kennel, and BHRR has a thorough adoption process to determine if any home is a right match personality fit.

When submitting your completed adoption application contract – found on our home website – for BHRR’s Albar, please include a short introduction regarding your home, etc.

We DO NOT respond to inquiries to adopt via Petfinder, our website nor any emails/phone calls. We ONLY will consider completed applications along with the non-refundable application fee.

NOTE: WE also will not respond to any emails that only ask a one-liner or re: adoption fees.

The adoption cost(from a r/q Rescue) or purchase cost(if you purchase from a reputable/quality Breeder is the LEAST that you shall pay over the lifetime of proper care of your pet)

 

THE ONLINE FACEBOOK FUNDRAISER FOR BHRR IS NOW LIVE!

Over 200 items!

HERE IS THE LINK TO JOIN!

Post from the wonderful organizers!

“Welcome to the online Fundraiser for Birch Haven Rescue and Rehabilitation.
A HUGE thank you to all of the local businesses and individuals who donated to make this auction possible.
100% of the proceeds raised will go to the rescue.
All the donated businesses have been linked in each item, if you are interested in an item, please consider clicking on their Facebook page and Like/Follow them.
Please read through all of the auction guidelines below.
Auction Guidelines:
1) There is a starting bid on all items
2) Please bid in a minimum $1 increment (just to clarify, you can bid any amount as long as it is a minimum $1 increase, it can be $2, $3, $4, $5 etc.)
3) The auction closes Sunday, October 9th, at 8 PM.
4) The winner will be contacted via Messenger with a pickup location, there are pick-up locations in Brockville (North End), Oxford Station, and Kanata.
5) Payment is due immediately following the end of the auction once notification has been received that you are the successful bidder
6) Payment is due via eTransfer to carol_bruck@hotmail.com
No password is required.
Happy Bidding, and thank you for your support!
Please see the album below to bid, thank you for your support and generosity for those currently in the rescue and those to come.”

AND The Bean paparazzi photos are in!
 
OMG! They are as amazing as I knew they would be!
 
They are 8.5 weeks old in these pics. Taken Thursday, September 22nd.
 
They are looking for foster or foster-to-adopt homes!
 
Miss Bev is going to her foster home later this week. 
 
FOUR more beans to place in foster or foster to adopt homes.
 
Liz never ceases to amaze me with her talent and patience.
 
Thank you to Richard, Katherine, Cassy & John for being Bean Wranglers! 

BHRR’s Albar, BHRR’s Maybelle Cutie, BHRR’s Ayla, BHRR’s Bev & BHRR’s Nola!

AND you know you have a great toy WHEN everyone wants it! Originally, there were four Beans on the toy, yet, one became distracted, yet Carol managed to get a picture of three of them on the same toy just romping along!

Some more pics!

We have Miss Maybelle Cutie on her own, and Mr. Albar leads the charge in the other picture with Miss Bev hot on his heels and Miss Maybelle behind him. As to who is lying in the back….hmmm, not sure…we know it is either Miss Nola or Miss Ayla! 😀

*Pictures complimentary of Carol!

The Beans had their next play date today – thanks again to Katherine, Richard & Carol. 
 
I cannot believe we were there for over 3.5 hours!! I kept saying I did not want to overstay our welcome.
 
They had another amazing experience!
 
I was watching Miss Bev closely as she was trembling at the Vet yesterday when someone was holding her – she was only a bit worried during her vaccine, ok for nails, etc., yet trembled later when a staff member was holding her – yet, she was her normal, size everything up first before plunging right in to explore and snuggled and cuddled and was her loving self today! So, not sure why that was the case at one point yesterday yet, we are making sure all pups get safely exposed to many sights, sounds, and smells in trusted hands.
 
They turn eight weeks old tomorrow and have their professional photo shoot on the 22nd – weather permitting – to make special announcements!
 
I will be looking closely at the weather for other play visit opportunities for them too!
 

The Beans Update!
 
This is Miss Maybelle Cutie – 6 weeks of age!
*A HUGE fav of the staff today – content to be held/loved. She is quite the quiet diva princess!*
 
Named thanks to Kendel & her two handsome young boyz! Thank you!
 
All of The Beans were at LAH today for their first vaccines – WOW! They will be eight weeks old on Saturday!
 
They have their paparazzi shoot on the 22nd and will be making some special announcements after that!
 
They also have another play date scheduled for tomorrow!
 
Thank you, Cassy, for loving on them today as they were brought in, and out by myself and some of my fantastic work colleagues! They got to hang out in the sun – they will soon be able to get out of the xpen! – have a snack, water, play, and pounce all over Cassy! 
 
Miss Nola – has a Grade 1/2 HM – it could be harmless, she could outgrow it, and we will monitor closely. Her hind end is strong now! YAY!
 
All puppies were re-weighed, thoroughly checked over, had their nails done, loved on, smooched, and they have their next de-worming plus will be old enough to begin flea/tick/hw meds. We will do that tomorrow. Having had their first vaccines today, they had a busy enough day.
 
Puppy 1 – 0.38 kgs – deceased as of 8:49 AM Thursday, August 4th(passed away just hours after they were surrendered to rescue)
 
Puppy 2 BHRR’s Nola – (Miss Fighter Bean)
August 4th – 0.38 kgs as well
August 8th – 0.62 kgs (1 lb, 6 oz)
August 11th – 0.82 kgs (1 lb, 12.8 oz)
September 15th – 4.9 kg (10.78 pounds)
 
Puppy 3 BHRR’s Beaver(Bev) – (Miss Explorer Bean)
August 4th – 0.48 kgs
August 8th – 0.71 kgs (1 lb, 9 oz)
September 15th – 4.7 kgs (10.34 pounds)
 
Puppy 4 BHRR’s Albar – (Mr. Warrior Bean)
August 4th – 0.46 kgs
August 8th – 0.79 kgs (1 lb, 12 oz)
September 15th – 5.2 kgs (11.44 pounds)
 
Puppy 5 BHRR’s Maybelle Cutie – (Miss Diva Princess Bean)
August 4th – 0.56 kgs
August 8th – 0.99 kgs (2 lbs, 3 oz)
September 15th – 5.3 kgs (11.66 pounds)
 
Puppy 6 BHRR’s Ayla (Miss Busy Mobile Bean)
August 4th – 0.64 kgs
August 8th – 0.79 kgs (1 lb, 12 oz)
August 11th – 1.03 kg (2 lbs, 3.6 oz)
September 15th – 4.7 kgs – same as BHRR’s Bev (10.34 pounds)
*We know that she was ‘chill’ due to still battling aspiration pneumonia yet is now a busy bean!
 
All puppies other than Miss Bev, prominently resemble Labs. Miss Bev is now losing more of her browns/brindles and is developing a stunning wavy black coat down her spine/sides. Lab yup, yet what else?! It does not matter at the end of the day!
 
These are the items that we are still in need of:
What we still urgently need:
1) Essentials XL puppy pee pads – we are now working on going outside, yet, we still need more as they become housebroken. At six weeks of age, they are doing amazing!
2) Large breed puppy toys, please, not small or toy. They will be too small – desperate for!
3) Downy or Gain liquid fabric softener
4) a 14 kg bag of PVD Large Breed Essential Care kibble
5) Five Wiggle Bumz collars – quick release buckle 14-16″ – for when they can wear collars, width 1.0″
6) 2 x Dirty PawPrint Dog Runners – so much easier to wash/keep clean and is soft, durable, and very comfy!
 
Financial donations can be made via PayPal gwen@birchhaven.org or via email transfer at contactbhrr@gmail.com
 
Donations can be dropped off in Kanata at a mutually convenient date/time OR snail mailed to or dropped in our donation shed:
2425 Totem Ranch Road West
Oxford Station, Ontario
K0G 1T0
 
 

This puppy spam picture is thanks to Margaret for her generous financial donation!

This was their first foray into PVD Essential care canned food on August 11th.

I started off with a 1/4 of a can – bite-sized on my fingers and then moved them onto a Tupperware lid.

By Sunday, they were eating one can per extra feeding for a total of 3 extra feedings in addition to their six formula feedings.

They are too young to have formula mixed in, yet they will get there!! 

My amazing five wee beans…oh how I love you….so much…. 

 

This puppy spam picture of thanks is being posted to Katherine Bruck for the latest Empties return for our orphaned wee beans! 
 
This photo is from our driveway event – Saturday, August 13th. Thank you again Alison Goodfellow, for hosting us & the lovely pictures!
 
The orphaned litter are now three weeks old. They are hearing more, seeing more, and starting to do tail wags, small growls, and barks. A couple are even beginning to attempt to play. Their deciduous (baby) teeth are now coming in too.
 
AND as we have been getting questions re: them, I will answer some.
 
Their nails are long, yes, and should not be trimmed until at least six weeks of age, as they use them to latch onto surfaces to crawl, wobble, plus bobble. As their strength increases, they will become less dependent on their nails to move around. 
 
We remain truly humbled by the support shown to this litter to date, and we remain desperate for items……
 
Donations can be done via PayPal gwen@birchhaven.org or email transfer to contactbhrr@gmail.com OR an item(s) donation:
1) XL Essential pee pads,
2) Esbilac powdered formula 28 oz.,
3) Gain or Downy liquid fabric softener
4) PVD Essential Care canned & large breed kibble food
5) Pinesol – the larger the bottle the better!
6) Lysol wipes
Dropped off in our donation shed at the road or snail mailed to:
2425 Totem Ranch Road West, Oxford Station
 
 
 

This puppy spam picture of thanks is being posted to Iwona S. for the generous donations for our orphaned wee beans! 
 
Thank you to Katherine Bruck/Richard Bruck for dropping the donations off today!
 
These are our biggest and tiniest wee beans – they are now three weeks old.
 
This photo is after a very busy, great night at the milk bar! 
 
You can see how different the colours of their stunning coats are too.
 
We remain truly humbled by the support shown to this litter to date, and we remain desperate for items for them……
 
Donations can be done via PayPal gwen@birchhaven.org or email transfer to contactbhrr@gmail.com OR an item(s) donation:
1) XL Essential pee pads,
2) Esbilac powdered formula 28 oz.,
3) Gain or Downy liquid fabric softener
4) PVD Essential Care canned puppy food)
5) Pinesol – the larger the bottle the better!
6) Lysol wipes
Dropped off in our donation shed at the road or snail mailed to:
2425 Totem Ranch Road West, Oxford Station
 
 
We are quickly reaching a point of URGENCY for powdered Esibilac, plus pee pads.
 

What a beautiful day!
 
Alison Goodfellow, thank you and to your lovely family for hosting us today and for being the best puppy minders! 
 
Thank you to Cassy Montgomery & John for the powdered Esbilac, and the Pinesol, and the additional gorgeous hand towels to sell!
 
Thank you to Aaron Maracle & Cherie Barnes Maracle for the puppy donations – pee pads & powdered Esbilac!
 
Thank you to all of the amazing souls that came to visit with their gorgeous animals & supporting our efforts.
 
AND we had a super nice couple come out with their handsome boy Mosley to talk to us about Miss Agatha.
 
This is the beautiful Alison taking her role as a wee bean puppy minder very seriously.  You were truly a most gracious hostess. She also ensured the puppies stayed safe from grabbing hands and sniffing noses! 
 
The grand total raised today was $399 & $5.95 CDA Tire $
 
Thank you to everyone who came out, to those who shared our event, and to everyone for standing strong by our sides and believing in our rescue efforts. We are deeply humbled.
 
We are now heading home to feed the wee bean puppies again!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Yesterday – August 11th, I brought all of the beans to the Vet – my work – so that two of them could be seen.
 
As soon as I walked into the door – I had so many loving hands to hold and snuggle the beans! I work with some incredible folks! Thank you! I wanted to get a picture of my amazing teammates holding the babies, yet there just was not enough time – Thank you Mickayla Petersen & Loralei Valade, Dave, Jenn, Trish & Dr. Liston!
 
 
1) Miss Fighter Bean(Miss Nola) – did an exam on her spine/hind end plus did an x-ray – not the best picture as I quickly took two pics on my phone from the screen.
 
Her spine, knees, toes, and legs have nerves, and she is responsive.
 
The x-ray, as predicted, is a lot of cartilage. Yet, nothing was obviously broken.
 
Soooooooooo, we are continuing to do exercises at home, massages, and getting her to use her hind end to crawl over a folded tea towel to get to me for feeding/cuddles and to the pee pads – which does not seem like much, yet it is a lot for a 20-day old puppy.
 
I am going to keep working on building up her strength – newborn puppy obstacle style!
 
We will continue to monitor her closely as she develops. She receives all of the best in nutrition, care, and vetting, and she is a fighter!
 
For her liquid green diarrhea – they were all dewormed on the 4th, forti flora is being added to all of the puppy’s diets. I will make a separate post about our foray into PVD Essential Care canned puppy food land!
 
They are too young for Metronidazole as it will work on harming the good gut bacteria and not just the bad gut bacteria.
 
I am still trying to get a fecal sample brought in so I can send it to the lab and also do an in-house fecal smear float.
 
They are to be de-wormed again on August 18th.
 
2) Miss Chill Calm Bean – She was once the biggest in the litter, and initially, I did not have a concern with others catching up and even passing her in size.
 
Yet, in continuing to monitor them closely, I noted that she was beginning to lag further and further behind, not drinking as much, finding it harder to suckle, wanting to eat, and tiring out faster, yet, every time I listened to her lungs, she sounded clear.
 
 
Then yesterday early AM, I finally heard it….that sound…that raspy, slightly crackling sound, and saw the belly breathing. She was not winning the battle against aspiration pneumonia. She was slowly losing it.
 
So, she was also seen yesterday, and another ten days of Clavamox have been dispensed for her.
 
She is responding well.
 
We remain truly humbled by the support shown to this litter to date, and we remain desperate for items for them……
 
Donations can be done via PayPal gwen@birchhaven.org or email transfer to contactbhrr@gmail.com OR an item(s) donation:
1) XL Essential pee pads,
2) Esbilac powdered formula 28 oz.,
3) Gain or Downy liquid fabric softener
4) PVD Essential Care canned puppy food)
5) Pinesol – the larger the bottle the better!
6) Lysol wipes
Dropped off in our donation shed at the road or snail mailed to:
2425 Totem Ranch Road West, Oxford Station
 
 
We are quickly reaching a point of URGENCY for powdered Esibilac, plus pee pads.
 
These wee Labx beans found nursing on their mom, that was lying dead under a tractor; two with punctures are now safe with us. If they could, they would also say THANK you to everyone for this lifesaving assistance. 
 
They are not your normal healthy 2+ week-old puppies and need extra diligent, constant care.
 
Weights on top from Thursday, August 4th in emergency when we first saved them & weights from August 8th below. Four days after I got them. Then there are weights for August 11th for two of the puppies when we were at the Vet.
 
I did not get the other puppies weighed as I had to feed them while at work and get back on the road home. I live almost 1 hour away, and they are on a strict feeding schedule.
 
Puppy 1 – 0.38 kgs – deceased as of 8:49 AM Thursday, August 4th (We called her Miss Charm Bean)
 
Puppy 2 (Miss Fighter Bean) Miss Nola – 0.38 kgs as well
August 8th – 0.62 kgs (1 lb, 6 oz)
August 11th – 0.82 kgs (1 lb, 12.8 oz)
 
Puppy 3 (Miss Explorer Bean) Miss Bev – 0.48 kgs
August 8th – 0.71 kgs (1 lb, 9 oz)
 
Puppy 4 (Mr. Warrior Bean) Mr. Albar – 0.46 kgs
August 8th – 0.79 kgs (1 lb, 12 oz)
 
Puppy 5 (Miss Diva Princess Bean) Miss Maybelle Cutie – 0.56 kgs
August 8th – 0.99 kgs (2 lbs, 3 oz)
 
Puppy 6 (Miss Chill Mobile Bean) Miss Ayla – 0.64 kgs
August 8th – 0.79 kgs (1 lb, 12 oz)
August 11th – 1.03 kg (2 lbs, 3.6 oz)
 
Our Name Game Fundraiser is now up and running – please help us name them! – to try and raise much-needed funds for vetting – five pups to vaccinate, boosters x 2, exams, 4 spays, 1 neuter, flea/tick/hw meds, bloodwork, further investigating Miss Fighter Beans hind end etc., not to mention food, formula, pee pads, Pinesol, toys, treats, dog beds, laundry detergent, liquid fabric softener and so on.
 
Puppies are wee, their needs are enormous!
 

Ok! One last post…post-midnight – almost 1:00 AM by the time I am done – feed!

HERE IS THE VIDEO!

 
5 baby beans & this video is thanks to Rachel for bringing back donated Empties and topping it up on behalf of Oreo & Skittles! 
 
Good night!
 

My last post of my night….going to snag a bite to eat and prepare for the midnight feast for the beans!
 
Thanks to Katherine, and their lovely donation – guess what time it is?!!
 
As promised for every lifesaving monetary or item(s) donation, a puppy spam pic would be posted in gratitude!
 
Can be done via PayPal gwen@birchhaven.org or email transfer to contactbhrr@gmail.com OR an item(s) donation:
1) XL Essential pee pads,
2) Esbilac powdered formula 28 oz.,
3) Gain or Downy liquid fabric softener
4) PVD Essential Care canned puppy food)
5) Pinesol – the larger the bottle the better!
6) Lysol wipes
 
Dropped off in our donation shed at the road or snail mailed to:
2425 Totem Ranch Road West, Oxford Station
 
 
We are quickly reaching a point of URGENCY for powdered Esibilac, plus pee pads. Lysol Wipes are not far behind!
 
I need five more of the 28 oz cans of powdered Esbilac just to hand off to our temp foster as of Monday for two weeks, as I have to be out of country for ten days. Plans that I cannot change.
 
We also need four more boxes of the 100-pack of Essentials XL Pee Pads.
 
This does not even take into consideration the many thousands of dollars it is going to take to vet them to prepare for their special announcements.
 
These wee Labx beans, found nursing on their mom, that was laying dead under a tractor, two with punctures, are now safe with us. I know that if they could, they would also say THANK you to everyone for this lifesaving assistance. 
 
 
They are not your normal healthy 2+ week old puppies, and need extra diligent, constant care. Sean did his second day of puppy duty, and thank you! He and Kinsley rewashed the wee beans.
 
Weights on top from Thursday, August 4th, in emergency when we first saved them & weights from August 8th below. Four days after I got them. Then there are weights for today(August 11th) for two of the puppies, when we were at the Vet today.
 
Puppy 1 – 0.38 kgs – deceased as of 8:49 AM Thursday, August 4th – Mis Charm Bean
 
Puppy 2 (Miss Fighter Bean) – 0.38 kgs as well – Miss Nola
August 8th – 0.62 kgs (1 lb, 6 oz)
August 11th – 0.82 kgs (1 lb, 12.8 oz)
 
Puppy 3 (Miss Explorer Bean) – 0.48 kgs – Miss Bev
August 8th – 0.71 kgs (1 lb, 9 oz)
 
Puppy 4 (Mr. Warrior Bean) – 0.46 kgs – Mr. Albar
August 8th – 0.79 kgs (1 lb, 12 oz)
 
Puppy 5 (Miss Diva Princess Bean) – 0.56 kgs – Miss Maybelle Cutie
August 8th – 0.99 kgs (2 lbs, 3 oz)
 
Puppy 6 (Miss Chill Mobile Bean) – 0.64 kgs – Miss Ayla
August 8th – 0.79 kgs (1 lb, 12 oz)
August 11th – 1.03 kg (2 lbs, 3.6 oz)
 
Our Name Game Fundraiser is now posted to try and raise much-needed funds for vetting – five pups to vaccinate, boosters x 2, exams, 4 spays, 1 neuter, flea/tick/hw meds, bloodwork, further investigating Miss Fighter Beans hind end, etc., not to mention food, formula, pee pads, Pinesol, toys, treats, dog beds, laundry detergent, liquid fabric softener and so on.
 
Puppies are wee, their needs are enormous!
 
AND look?! Five precious beans are still with us! 19 days old! Miss Chill Calm Bean is the worse with the aspiration pneumonia right now……so Clavamox drops for 10 more days is part of her menu.
 
AND I still have to post re: wee Miss Fighter Bean too. All five came to the Vet with me, and I had two of them seen.
 
All puppies will begin Forti Flora shortly, and as soon as I can get a sample in – will do a fecal float, fecal testing, plus fecal smear.
 
They ADORE this elephant stuffie. Out of the three stuffies I have, this is their ‘surrogate’ Mama.
 
From our home to all of our friends, family, plus supporters, the best in good night wishes are being sent. I know I am excited about the prospect of maybe, possibly, getting more than 2.5-3 hours of sleep tonight!
Many have thought that this Elephant stuffie was giant or jumbo. It is not! It is a medium size stuffie that the beans get ‘lost’ in.

Before I post re: the Vet visit today, thanks to Lesley, and their beautiful financial donation – guess what time it is?!!
 
As promised for every lifesaving monetary or item(s) donation, a puppy spam pic would be posted in gratitude!
 
Can be done via PayPal gwen@birchhaven.org or email transfer to contactbhrr@gmail.com OR an item(s) donation:
1) XL Essential pee pads,
2) Esbilac powdered formula 28 oz.,
3) Gain or Downy liquid fabric softener
4) PVD Essential Care canned puppy food)
5) Pinesol – the larger the bottle the better!
6) Lysol wipes
 
Dropped off in our donation shed at the road or snail mailed to:
2425 Totem Ranch Road West, Oxford Station
 
 
We are quickly reaching a point of URGENCY for powdered Esibilac, plus pee pads.
 
I need five more of the 28 oz cans of powdered Esbilac just to hand off to our temp foster as of Monday for two weeks, as I have to be out of the country for ten days. Plans that I cannot change.
 
We also need four more boxes of the 100 pack of Essentials XL Pee Pads.
 
This does not even take into consideration the many thousands of dollars it is going to take to vet them to prepare for their special announcements.
 
These wee Labx beans, found nursing on their mom, that was laying dead under a tractor, two with punctures, are now safe with us. I know that if they could, they would also say THANK you to everyone for this lifesaving assistance. 
 
They are not your typical healthy 2+ week old puppies and need extra diligent, constant care. Sean did his second day of puppy duty, and thank you! He and Kinsley rewashed the wee beans.
 
Weights on top from Thursday, August 4th in emergency when we first saved them & weights from August 8th below. Four days after I got them. Then there are weights for today(August 11th) for two of the puppies, when we were at the Vet today.
 
Puppy 1 – 0.38 kgs – deceased as of 8:49 AM Thursday, August 4th – Miss Charm Bean
 
Puppy 2 (Miss Fighter Bean) – 0.38 kgs as well – Miss Nola
August 8th – 0.62 kgs (1 lb, 6 oz)
August 11th – 0.82 kgs (1 lb, 12.8 oz)
 
Puppy 3 (Miss Explorer Bean) – 0.48 kgs – Miss Bev
August 8th – 0.71 kgs (1 lb, 9 oz)
 
Puppy 4 (Mr. Warrior Bean) – 0.46 kgs – Miss Albar
August 8th – 0.79 kgs (1 lb, 12 oz)
 
Puppy 5 (Miss Diva Princess Bean) – 0.56 kgs – Miss
August 8th – 0.99 kgs (2 lbs, 3 oz)
 
Puppy 6 (Miss Chill Mobile Bean) – 0.64 kgs
August 8th – 0.79 kgs (1 lb, 12 oz)
August 11th – 1.03 kg (2 lbs, 3.6 oz)
 
We will shortly set up our popular Name Game Fundraiser to try and raise much-needed funds for vetting – five pups to vaccinate, boosters x 2, exams, 4 spays, 1 neuter, flea/tick/hw meds, bloodwork, further investigating Miss Fighter Beans hind end, etc., not to mention food, formula, pee pads, Pinesol, toys, treats, dog beds, laundry detergent, liquid fabric softener and so on.
Puppies are wee, their needs are enormous!
 
My heart just bursts with so much love for these wee beans! 
 
 

The last two days are a bit of a blur – I have worked almost 25 hours, and now that I am back home, have time to snag a bite to eat and get set up for the midnight feed.
 
The Beans know I am right by them – they have not seen me all day -, yet are settling back down AND, thanks to Wanda Duguay Thompson, and their caring financial donation – guess what time it is?!!
 
As promised, for every lifesaving monetary or item(s) donation, a puppy spam pic would be posted in gratitude!
 
Can be done via PayPal gwen@birchhaven.org or email transfer to contactbhrr@gmail.com OR an item(s) donation:
1) XL Essential pee pads,
2) Esbilac powdered formula 28 oz.,
3) Gain or Downy liquid fabric softener
4) PVD Essential Care canned puppy food)
5) Pinesol – the larger the bottle the better!
6) Lysol wipes
 
Dropped off in our donation shed at the road or snail mailed to:
2425 Totem Ranch Road West, Oxford Station
OR
 
We need many, many, many weeks’ worth of the above, and we are reaching a point of desperation for powdered Esibilac, plus pee pads.
 
I need five more of the 28 oz cans of powdered Esbilac just to hand off to our temp foster as of Monday for two weeks, as I have to be out of the country for ten days. Plans that I cannot change.
We also need four more boxes of the 100-pack of Essentials XL Pee Pads.
 
Please consider making a donation to help us. Thank you!
 
This does not even take into consideration the many thousands of dollars it is going to take to vet them to prepare for their special announcements.
 
These wee Labx beans, found nursing on their mom, that was laying dead under a tractor, two with punctures, are now safe with us. I know that if they could, they would also say THANK you to everyone for this lifesaving assistance. 
 
This is Mr. Warrior Bean(Mr. Albar)! He is gaining well. No longer the third weakest nor third smallest in the litter.
 
Miss Fighter Bean(Miss Nola) is at the Vet tomorrow at 1:30 PM. I will be bringing all of the beans so I can feed them before making the trek back home.
 
I cannot lie, I am worried. Please send her a special well wish.
 
They are not your typical healthy 2+ week-old puppies and need extra diligent, constant care. Sean did his second day of puppy duty, and thank you! He and Kinsley rewashed the wee beans.
 
Weights on top from Thursday, August 4th in an emergency when we first saved them & weights from August 8th below. Four days after I got them.
 
Puppy 1 – 0.38 kgs – deceased as of 8:49 AM Thursday, August 4th – Miss Charm Bean
 
Puppy 2 (Miss Fighter Bean) – 0.38 kgs as well – Mis Nola
August 8th – 0.62 kgs (1 lb, 6 oz)
 
Puppy 3 (Miss Explorer Bean) – 0.48 kgs – Miss Bev
August 8th – 0.71 kgs (1 lb, 9 oz)
 
Puppy 4 (Mr. Warrior Bean) – 0.46 kgs – Mr. Albar
August 8th – 0.79 kgs (1 lb, 12 oz)
 
Puppy 5 (Miss Diva Princess Bean) – 0.56 kgs – Miss Maybell Cutie
August 8th – 0.99 kgs (2 lbs, 3 oz)
 
Puppy 6 (Miss Chill Mobile Bean) – 0.64 kgs – Miss Ayla
August 8th – 0.79 kgs (1 lb, 12 oz)
 
We will shortly set up our popular Name Game Fundraiser to try and raise much-needed funds for vetting – five pups to vaccinate, boosters x 2, exams, 4 spays, 1 neuter, flea/tick/hw meds, bloodwork, further investigating Miss Fighter Beans hind end, etc., not to mention food, formula, pee pads, Pinesol, toys, treats, dog beds, laundry detergent, liquid fabric softener and so on.
Puppies are wee, their needs are enormous!
 
Good night wishes are being sent out to all of our friends, family & supporters.

Babies are fed, all tucked in AND, thanks to Katherine and their loving financial donation of Empties returns – guess what time it is?!!

As promised, for every lifesaving monetary or item(s) donation, a puppy spam pic would be posted in gratitude!

Can be done via PayPal gwen@birchhaven.org or email transfer to contactbhrr@gmail.com OR an item(s) donation:

1) XL Essential pee pads,
2) Esbilac powdered formula 28 oz.,
3) Gain or Downy liquid fabric softener
4) PVD Essential Care canned puppy food)
5) Pinesol – the larger the bottle the better!
6) Lysol wipes

Dropped off in our donation shed at the road or snail mailed to:
2425 Totem Ranch Road West, Oxford Station

We need many, many, many weeks worth of the above!

This does not even take into consideration the many thousands of dollars it is going to take to vet them to prepare for their special announcements.

These wee Labx beans, found nursing on their mom, that was laying dead under a tractor, two with punctures, are now safe with us. I know that if they could, they would also say THANK you to everyone for this lifesaving assistance. 

AND another huge miracle milestone…do you see what I see?!!

Five wee bear cub beans still with us! 

Miss Fighter Bean(Miss Nola) is scheduled to see the Vet on Thursday…..that hind end, back legs – especially the right side. 

I want to have this investigated ASAP. Hoping it is something we can successfully rehabilitate.

Weights on top from Thursday, August 4th, in emergency, when we first saved them & weights from August 8th below. Four days after I got them.

Puppy 1 – 0.38 kgs – deceased as of 8:49 AM Thursday, August 4th

Puppy 2 (Miss Fighter Bean) – 0.38 kgs as well – Miss Nola
August 8th – 0.62 kgs (1 lb, 6 oz)

Puppy 3 (Miss Explorer Bean) – 0.48 kgs – Miss Bev
August 8th – 0.71 kgs (1 lb, 9 oz)

Puppy 4 (Mr. Warrior Bean) – 0.46 kgs – Mr Albar
August 8th – 0.79 kgs (1 lb, 12 oz)

Puppy 5 (Miss Diva Princess Bean) – 0.56 kgs – Miss Maybelle Cutie
August 8th – 0.99 kgs (2 lbs, 3 oz)

Puppy 6 (Miss Chill Mobile Bean) – 0.64 kgs – MIss Ayla
August 8th – 0.79 kgs (1 lb, 12 oz)

We will shortly set up our popular Name Game Fundraiser to try and raise much-needed funds for vetting – five pups to vaccinate, boosters x 2, exams, 4 spays, 1 neuter, flea/tick/hw meds, bloodwork, further investigating Miss Fighter Beans hind end, etc., not to mention food, formula, pee pads, Pinesol, toys, treats, dog beds, laundry detergent, liquid fabric softener and so on.

Puppies are wee, their needs are enormous!

I am off to bed…a long night of puppy care, an early AM, and another very long work day ahead. Sean did fantastic with two puppy feedings yesterday, all on his own!

He said they slept a lot, yet as soon as I arrived home, just as with Miss Jamila, they smelled me, and it was puppy chorus chaos! ?

Good night wishes are being sent out to all of our friends, family & supporters!

My last post for tonight!
 
AND, thanks to Mary, and their extremely kind donation of some Pee Pads – guess what time it is?!!
 
As promised, for every lifesaving monetary or item(s) donation, a puppy spam pic would be posted in gratitude!
 
Can be done via PayPal gwen@birchhaven.org or email transfer to contactbhrr@gmail.com OR an item(s) donation:
1) XL Essential pee pads,
2) Esbilac powdered formula 28 oz.,
3) Gain or Downy liquid fabric softener
4) PVD Essential Care canned puppy food)
5) Pinesol – the larger the bottle, the better!
6) Lysol wipes
Dropped off in our donation shed at the road or snail mailed to:
2425 Totem Ranch Road West, Oxford Station
 
We need many, many, many weeks’ worth of the above!

To Date:
A) we now have 10 days of 28 oz. Esbilac Powdered Formula thanks to donations – financial and items. We need another 21 days.
B) we now have pee pads for another 8 days thanks to donations – financial and items.
C) we now have liquid fabric softener for another 7 days, thanks to financial donations. I do four loads of puppy laundry a day.
D) we will buy two cases from generous financial donations of PVD Essential Care canned Puppy food, and will need another 5 cases. We will also need 10 large bags(believe it is 11.5 kgs of the PVD Essential Care Large Breed kibble
E) from generous financial donations, we have Pinesol for another 12 days
F) from generous financial donations, we have Lysol wipes for another 11 days
This does not even take into consideration the many thousands of dollars it is going to take to vet them to prepare for their special announcements.
These wee Labx beans, found nursing on their mom that was laying dead under a tractor, two with punctures, are now safe with us. I know that if they could they would also say THANK you to everyone for this lifesaving assistance. 
 
This is Mr. Warrior Bean. He is the only male out of the six puppies(5 survived).
 
He was the third sickest, and he and Miss Fighter Bean are giving it their all! AS am I!
 
He is a quiet, sweet soul at this time. He is not 100% so, his real personality is not yet completely shining through. He gets frustrated easily as it is hard for him to breathe when attempting to feed as he is still fighting the big battle with aspiration pneumonia.
 
He wants badly to eat, which is an excellent sign, and many opportunities are given for him to latch on. When he can latch, he has an excellent feed. He also has the ‘manly’ burp! 
 
He is also one of the two puppies with punctures. He had a deep terrible, now granulating one on his back leg. We will be monitoring for any long-term effects.
 
He may be wee, yet, his inner strength is immense.
 
Tomorrow, I plan on weighing them. Their weights as of Thursday, August 4th in emergency:
 
Puppy 1 – 0.38 kgs – deceased as of 8:49 AM Thursday, August 4th
Puppy 2 – 0.38 kgs as well
Puppy 3 – 0.48 kgs
Puppy 4 – 0.46 kgs
Puppy 5 – 0.56 kgs
Puppy 6 – 0.64 kgs
 
Right now, the puppies look like wee bear cubs!
 
We will be doing our popular Name Game Fundraiser to try and raise much-needed funds for vetting – five pups to vaccinate, boosters x 2, exams, four spays, one neuter, flea/tick/hw meds, bloodwork, further investigating Miss Fighter Beans hind end, etc., not to mention food, formula, pee pads, Pinesol, toys, treats, dog beds, laundry detergent, liquid fabric softener and so on.
 
Puppies are wee, their needs are enormous!
 
AND ignore the PJs! It is what it is! That I get to shower daily and have a pee is enormous. A hot meal is rare, yet I would gladly forego many a meal, sleep, or getting dressed in ‘real’ clothes if it means that these five beans go on to have great well, deserving futures!
 
Mr. Warrior Bean is waving goodnight to all of their fans plus supporters! His signature move.
 
 

So, thanks to Tina, and their heartwarming financial donation, guess what time it is?!!
 
As promised, for every lifesaving monetary or item(s) donation, a puppy spam pic would be posted in gratitude!
 
Can be done via PayPal gwen@birchhaven.org or email transfer to contactbhrr@gmail.com OR an item(s) donation:
1) XL Essential pee pads,
2) Esbilac powdered formula 28 oz.,
3) Gain or Downy liquid fabric softener
and/or
4) PVD Essential Care canned puppy food)
Dropped off in our donation shed at the road or snail mailed to:
2425 Totem Ranch Road West, Oxford Station
 
We need many, many, many weeks’ worth of the above!
 
These wee Labx beans, found nursing on their mom that was laying dead under a tractor, two with punctures, are now safe with us. I know that if they could, they would also say THANK you to everyone for this lifesaving assistance. 
 
This picture fills my heart with so many thanks, for if you count, all five remaining wee beans are still alive.
 
Today, we had a spa day, and in this pic, they are relaxing post-wash & having gentle puppy massages. They had a lot of caked-on ‘stinky’ from when we picked them up, so it will take a few washes to get it all off.
 
We have also discovered Miss Fighter Bean has issues with her hips and/or back legs. As the beans begin to wobble and bobble more, this has been noticed. We will investigate this further.
 
Is this injury based? Is it nutrition based? A combination? As soon as we got them, we immediately began top-notch care including vetting and feeding, and we know something is not right with her. 
 
I am soon getting ready to do their midnight feed!
 
From our home to all of our friends, family & supporters, we are wishing you all a wonderful good night…..
 
 
 

OK!
 
As promised for every lifesaving monetary or item donation, a puppy spam pic would be posted in gratitude!
 
Can be done via PayPal gwen@birchhaven.org or email transfer to contactbhrr@gmail.com OR item donation:
1) XL Essential pee pads,
2) Esbilac powdered formula 28 oz.,
3) Gain or Downy liquid fabric softener
and/or
4) PVD Essential Care canned puppy food) – dropped off in our donation shed at the road or snail-mailed
2425 Totem Ranch Road West, Oxford Station
 
Sooooo, as Megan posted that they will donate their Empties monies – every bit helps!! – from a get-together they are having next weekend, that means…..picture time! Thank you!
 
These wee Labx beans found nursing on their mom, laying dead under a tractor, two with punctures, are now safe with us. If they could, they would also thank everyone for this lifesaving assistance. 
 
This is Mr. Bean with Miss Explorer Bean, having a snooze on the sun deck. 
 
They are now 14 days old, and we have peepers!
 
Their eyes plus ears began to open yesterday, and though the two weakest ones are not as open as the others, they are there! 
 
AND I still have five pups….the wee boy and one wee girl are fighting hard, and I am fighting hard with them….24/7 care.
 

When your milk bar, guests just have to be different when drinking!
 
Good early AM. 5:00 AM feed & clean done, and I am wobbling my way to the nearest soft surface to crash for 2 hours.
 
They are really good babies, and the healthier they become, the more their individual personalities shine through…..
 
For every donation that comes in – monetary or an item, we will drop some puppy spam of thanks as appreciation! 
 
Sincerest thank yous to all of the baby beans rescue angels that have surrounded them to date with such kindness! 
 
Raising a litter takes an army……BHRR’s is small yet oh, so mighty. 
 
 

 

Just some puppy spam as who does not love puppy spam?!! 
 
My heart is so full and bursting with incredible love.
 
I am doing everything I can to get them strong plus healthy and then letting them go….I am committed to them and promised all of them that I will do right by them.
 
I have spent over $1,000 in the past 24 hours on their well-being, and they are worth every dime plus more….
 
By rescues working together, there is so much that we can do to help those in need…it is not about ego or pride, it is about the dogs!! 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

It has been a whirlwind here….
 
I am deeply sorry for the lack of updates today. I was up almost 26 hours straight working on saving these puppies. Sadly, we did lose the pink collar girl at 8:49 am today. I am calling her Miss Charm Bean.
 
Her prognosis was so poor. The emerge vet supported trying. She received sub Q fluids, and all pups are now on Clavamox for aspiration issues.
 
This wee bean received so much love from Cassy & then myself.
 
I snuggled her close, told her how much she was loved that I was very sorry that we could not save her – wish we got her sooner – and told her it was ok to go to sleep and see her mama….
 
It hurts my heart that my horrible cross to bear is seeing these precious creatures die; we tried so hard. Backyard breeders just move on….while our hearts bleed.
 
Too young….
 
We had been told they were a week old, yet they will be 12 days old tonight. Born July 23rd.
 
So much to update on, yet feeding – which they had no suckle reflex, has been a real challenge and as of 10:30 am I finally got them to nurse off a nursing bowl. We have had several good feeds since then. My day has been a total blur.
 
There is a girl as small as Miss Pretty Pink that is struggling, plus the one boy too. We were told last night by the person that had them that there were at least two ‘almost dead’.
 
The litter was 5 girls and 1 boy.
 
Thank you again to Katherine for the donations of pee pads plus formula, and thank you to Cassy for picking up formula plus bottle kits and pee pads. Thank you and to John for picking up the de-wormer plus Penaten – the pups were so hungry before we got them that they were sucking on each other – stomach, vulva & the boy’s penis. The two biggest girls, .56 kg & .64 kg vulva’s are the worse.
 
Two puppies have granulating punctures. That had to be so painful.
 
They were never brought to the vet, and we are now de-worming them. The diarrhea alone has been dehydrating them.
 
I want to thank Kingston Emerge – Dr. Singh for seeing the babies and being so wonderful.
 
Also, instead of paying almost $600 for the exams, he charged for just one puppy exam, and the total bill was just under $450.
 
They were amazing, kind, caring, and lovely…. 
 
Thank you to Mickayla for seeing my email to Dr. Liston re: needing strongid – the emerge hospital did not have any – and filling it so fast.
 
I am exhausted….I am sad….I feel so fortunate to be surrounded by such a strong BHRR network that rallied fast to ensure we had what we immediately needed for these babies. THANK you puppy angels!
 
Per a previous post, we reached out to a couple of groups to see if they could help with this litter. The sick ones will stay with me, and the healthy ones – three right now will go to another group shortly.
 
A lot can change on a dime….so please keep them in your thoughts.
 
We will post our additional puppy needs ASAP.
 
It is time to feed again, do another load of puppy laundry, and maybe I can snag a bit to eat.

 

We have finally had a reply(we have been trying to get a response as to when we can pick up the puppies), and it appears that two puppies are now ‘almost dead.’ They will head right to emerge once we get them  – in Kingston – the whole litter will be checked out.

*Picture is courtesy of the home that currently has them.*

Dad is believed to be 50% Lab, 25% shep, 25% rottie. We really have no idea. We will see as they age if there is any better indication of Dad. Mom is a purebred unregistered lab. So pups are predominantly lab 75%, 12.5% shep, 12.5% rottie. Apparently, she has had several litters from this sire. The farmer never had her spayed.
 
We are waiting to hear from the person who has them.
 
 
 

**We were not sent an individual picture of the Boy**

Pics of babies and that is not their mama that passed away – that is a pug – belonging to the person who now has the pups.

 

***URGENT***
 
We have been contacted regarding 6 Labx that are now 7 days old.
 
Their mom, Labrador Retriever was found deceased three days ago under a tractor with the puppies still nursing. 
 
The Mama belonged to a neighbour of the person who reached out to us.
 
Another individual has them now, has to head out of province, and is finding this overwhelming. We well appreciate and understand the amount of work that goes in hand raising puppies.
 
The person who has them is planning on having them euthanised – one also is apparently not thriving as well as the others – by the weekend should a spot(s) not be found.
 
This is urgent…….