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 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 Giselle(F) – AVAILABLE FOR ADOPTION SINCE May 28th, 2017  -*Great Dane

BHRR’s Black Diamond(F) – AVAILABLE FOR ADOPTION SINCE June 12th, 2017  – *Great Dane

BHRR’s Sambuca(M) –  AVAILABLE FOR ADOPTION – SINCE July 8th, 2017 -*Great Dane

BHRR’s Capone(M) – AVAILABLE FOR ADOPTION SINCE July 16th, 2017 -*Great Dane

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

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

BHRR’s Flynn(F) – NOT YET AVAILABLE FOR ADOPTION – NEW ARRIVAL June 12th, 2017 -*Great Dane

BHRR’s Ryder(M) – NOT YET AVAILABLE FOR ADOPTION – NEW ARRIVAL July 11th, 2017 -*Great Dane

BHRR’s Gus(M) – NOT YET AVAILABLE FOR ADOPTION – NEW ARRIVAL July 13th, 2017 -*Neo(Mastino)

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

Sunday July 9th @ Pet Valu Stittsville – Our 10th Annual Microchip/Nail Trim & BBQ Fundraiser AND So Much More!
*No appointments necessary

2017 marks our 10th year of hosting this exciting event!

BHRR has been precedent setting in the community in seeing more cats & dogs microchipped to give them the best chance possible to get home should they be lost or stolen.

More information in link above and in poster!

BHRR EVENTS

NOTICE: UPCOMING BHRR EVENTS:

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

1. 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!

2. We shall be at Global Pet Foods – Hintonburg – 1200 Wellington St W, Ottawa, ON K1Y 2Z7
Sunday August 27th from 11 AM – 4 PM
BHRR’s Sambuca shall be in attendance as he wants to THANK ALL for what they have done for him!
Nail Trims/Ear Cleanings
Some Merchandise for Sale
*We are seeking 3 more BHRR Approved Volunteers to hang out with us on Sunday Please EMAIL

3. 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

4. BHRR’s DINE WITH THE DOGGIES Event – 6th Annual – STILL a few tickets left! 
For more information on this unique/creative 1-of-a-kind Fundraiser visit HERE! 

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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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 traveling.

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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THANK you to all that came out yesterday to attend our 5th Annual ‘CHAIN OF SUCCESS’ Thank you Pooch/People Potluck!

Here are 13 of the dogs waiting for our almost 40 guests to arrive!

AND, here is part of the post I made in the Potluck Group to all of our attendees!

“Now that the horses and dogs have been fed plus watered and rotated and are settling down for the night….it gives me the proper opportunity to say thank you to our 35 absolutely amazing and incredible guests!

Thank you for the laughs, the conversation, the memories made, the food and the kindness of Secret Santa gifts for the BHRR dogs and to BHRR!

Thank you for the great experiences given to our BHRR dogs as so many have come to BHRR broken, beaten, scared and lost….what you give to them with loving touches and kind words, I shall truly be forever indebted to all for. So many have never had a gentle caring hand or heard a soft loving word prior to our rescue and each of you are showing them that not everyone is cruel and are assisting in building up their confidence plus helping them heal….

I am so grateful of your time and this is a gift that you are giving each BHRR dog when you visit. Thank you for that!

Thank you to Brooke and Elizabeth for their time, patience and sense of humour with spastic Baby BHRR’S Kaos as we attempted photo’s of him to make his own long awaited, much anticipated and truly wonderful special announcement!! You did it sweet precious boy!!!

Our 50/50 was $205 and Elizabeth with her beautiful heart donated her winnings back($102.50) for us to help pay off BHRR’s Maple’s Emergency Surgery bills! Thank you also to those who dropped monies into the donation jar – $50 CDA & $120 USA. Humbling….

Thank you to BHRR BOD Mary for being such a great treasurer!

After a tough week and a bit – so much worry & and stress on a couple of *fronts*, so, having today with all of you was really wonderful……just to be around all of you is comforting and inspirational and motivating…..in my darkest rescue moments, it is days like this I hold close to my heart and gives me the strength to fight again for what is right…….please know that you give me this special gift when you come to visit!

Thank you to everyone that made today the WOW & amazing day it was!

Until next year….may Santa spoil all rotten!”

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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 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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So as to let the sun also shine on this beautiful beauty, here is a photo of BHRR’s Bell from the home-visit today. 🙂

Karen and I are convinced that she was posing and also wanted her picture taken where we did BHRR’s Gentle Jakes’ approved adoption ones.🙂 She kept going back and standing by the hostas. 😀 So I pulled out my phone and went to snap my pictures and I got this one before the foster dog of the home photo bombed the rest! :p

BHRR’s Bell had a strong connection to their foster dog with NSD(National Service Dog) and was as playful as we have ever seen her to be yet she did not have connection with the people in the home.

The longer we were there the more she wanted to sit on my lap or lay at my feet and began to show she was further not comfortable and not wishing to leave my side much except to play off and on with their foster dog.

She made it clear that this was not the right matched forever loving him for her and that is completely fine. 🙂 Her own right matched personality fit home is out there and we all remain patient….we are so patient. 🙂

Doesn’t she look gorgeous!!!???!

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After a long day between work and then a 5+ hour drive, we are finally in our motel room for the night!

Blows my mind every time we come to the SWO area how fast people drive the closer to the TO area I get!!! Eeek! 😀

Tomorrow is the home-visit in Waterloo for a possible approved adoption for either BHRR’s Bell or BHRR’s Gentle Jake.

Would be wonderful if this is the right matched forever loving home for one of them yet if not, both will have had another great travel and people visit experience. All of these experiences make them so much more well balanced and rounded.

Both are fabu travel companions – once BHRR’s Gentle Jake was a gentleman and shared the backseat of the car :p – he got in the car and just splayed all out at first!

They are excellent motel buds also and have made many new friends here already!! A crowd they both drew as we checked in. 🙂

We hope all of our friends and family are enjoying this beautiful long weekend and we will post an update as soon as we can as to how the home-visit goes!

I am not one for dogs on beds and couches as many know and BHRR’s Gentle Jake/BHRR’s Bell feel the same for they totally completely respected the bed space. Quick few pics and they were off comfy on the Costco Dog beds we brought. 🙂

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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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Guess who?!! This gorgeous special needs Great Dane has a home-visit coming up soon for a possible approved adoption! 🙂

This is BHRR’s Bell!

She hung out at KAH today and was totally awesome! Many did not even know she was there she was so quiet…. 🙂

She had her annual and now weighs a wonderfully fit 48.10 kgs(105.82 pounds). Lean and solid muscle. She has put on 8.16 kgs(17.952 pounds) since she arrived into rescue! 🙂

A real love plus sweetheart of a lady and she is going to make a right matched forever loving home a most wonderful addition! 🙂

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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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Two photo’s sent our way from BHRR’s Bell’s play date! 🙂

She had a lovely stroll and a great nap! That is ‘Mavis’ her canine hostesss for this special date! 🙂 Thanks SO much Gracie for being her date again!

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Though the weather outside is truly made for ducks today and our neighbours’ ducks are having a grand time, we have two lovely BHRR doggies on their special picnic dates today!

BHRR’s Flame(Available for Adoption – 6 months of age and is a GDx. She will never be a giant in size- takes after whatever her sire was for is nothing like her GD mama in size, or even be a large dog yet she is giant in heart, personality and soul.) – shown in this awesome photo taken by her date home! Her mama GD Eve is also available for adoption!

Many may remember when she came to BHRR with her one remaining surviving sibling, BHRR’s Ember at just 2 weeks of age with their mama GD BHRR’s Eve.

AND

BHRR’s Bell(Available for Adoption) – picture is one, I took on the drive in on my iPhone. Quality not the best…..yet still a good shot of this lovely gal! She is blind/deaf on one side and has come a long way she she arrived to BHRR. Incredible social and affectionate girl. Not to mention how beautiful she is. 🙂

That makes four special dates out of 16 done this week and another six are already booked for later this month. 🙂

Thank you again to all participating homes for giving these amazing BHRR dogs these positive experiences and for the photo’s and the write-ups for their blogs!!

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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!

The BHRR + Our Own dogs are SOOOOOOOO smart!

Or are they?!

They are waiting for the kids to come home from school…..

However…………it is a Snow Day today and the kids have spent the whole day with them at home!

The sure do love their routine!

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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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BHRR’s Bell’s December 24th Christmas Eve Photo Shoot!
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BHRR’s Bell
AVAILABLE FOR ADOPTION!
**DEAF in one ear, hearing impaired in the other and Blind in one eye and visually impaired in the other**
I am so excited and thrilled that BHRR’s Bell is finally ready to make her own special announcement!

She battled a lot since her arrival into rescue. She has put on much needed weight, came into rescue with a really low platelet count(94) – she has had two repeat blood-work on her platelets – (154 and then 170 on December 14th) since then and she is a THUMBS up!

She tested positive for Anaplasmosis and we had to do a PCR Panel to find out whether she was a false positive,was truly positive or had had exposure to Anaplasmosis yet did not develop it etc.

AND in November she survived a coyote grab – and had a recheck this week and huge thumbs up on her ear booboo!

She can go to a home that works ft, pt, from home, semi-retired etc. Amazing versatile girl!

She is housebroken, travels wonderfully in a car, proven 100% trustworthy in our home – never recommended to give too much freedom to start!, great with dogs of all sizes and cats unknown right now.

She can get excited and has to be reminded to play gently.

She is smart, beautiful and can be an only dog in a home or with another right matched personality fit dog or dogs! Most important is that she has a network of doggie friends! She loves her canine friends…..

She is so affectionate, knows hand and touch signals and I have also trained her in scent training!

YOU DID it!

I am so in love with this big personality filled girl!

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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!

BHRR’s Bell was grabbed by a coyote today. Thanks to my Big Blue Bronson and to BHRR’s Oakley, they saved her. BHRR’s Oakley received some marks on his face yet is going to be completely fine and my Big Blue killed the coyote by grabbing it by the back of the neck and gave a big shake.

I was at work at the time and Sean called me to let me know….this is the second coyote Big Blue Bronson – he is now 8.5 years himself – has killed over the past several years.

BHRR’s Bell is also going to be fine. She is on heavy pain meds and antibiotics including Baytril. We have not had any big issues with coyotes in a couple of years. 🙁

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I think someone is a wee bit excited to go for a car ride!!

I have a sign for ‘car’ and BHRR’s Bell LOVES her car rides now!! Loves!! She is hearing and visually impaired.

AND I love her!!

Not yet Available for Adoption….

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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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NOT Available For Adoption yet
Thank you to Liz Bradley for another gorgeous Rescue PAWTRAIT photo shoot!

She tested positive for anaplasmosis on August 8th and her platelet count was only 94 on August 18th.

Further testing, was equally confusing to her medical team for while the CBC came back in support of a positive anaplasmosis result, the PCR Panel was negative.

Repeat bloodwork on her platelet count on August 28th showed an increase to 153 yet still lower than norm.

We are going to continue to rehab her per the recommendation of her Vet and do a repeat Platelet count later on to see what we are looking at…..she has battled an ear problem since she arrived and a bit of a bacterial skin infection on her back also.

Once quite skittish, she is such a ham and affectionate now….loves to sit on me!! Love her so much already! Does not take long…..

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This is BHRR’s Bells’ face when I told her as we snuggled in bed this AM that we had to go back to KAH today to repeat her blood-work for her platelet count!

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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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BHRR’s Bell’s bloodwork has come back and while she is negative for Heartworm, Lymes and Ehrlichiosis, she tested positive for Anaplasmosis. The importance of heartworm plus flea/tick preventative cannot be emphasized enough. Where there are mosquitoes’ there is heartworm. Where there are fleas, there are flea problems, where there are ticks, there are tick borne diseases. All so easily preventable with monthly medication. We know prior to coming to BHRR she was not on any preventative medication.

BHRR keeps all the dogs on preventative yearly, not just the standard May – November, just to be extra cautious.

Now, we are going to be doing a Anaplasma PCR plus a full CBC to see if she was a ‘false positive’ on the snap test or is truly positive for Anaplasmosis. We will also see if she is anaemic, a big sign of Anaplasmosis. If she is positive, her special announcement shall have to be delayed while treatment is commenced and until she tests ‘negative’.

Keep her in your best thoughts………..

BHRR’s Bell went in for her heartworm and tickborne bloodwork testing today. She weighed 40.4 Kgs(88.88 pounds). She still needs more weight and we are hoping that in a few more weeks, that she shall be ready to make a special announcement!

She did great overall with the exam, we even got a super great clean on her ears(she has let me do them fairly well at home), took treats gently and is getting much better about car travelling. She keeps wanting to either go out a window or into the front seat and tethering has been super important for safety for all.

I was able to do her nails yesterday without it being too stressful on her……..and me!

She is now rarely having any accidents in the house, her leash manners are improving and she is quite playful and affectionate. 🙂

She even pawed me today for the first time in play.

AND we are on our way! Secret mission time!
BHRR’s Pearl and BHRR’s Bell(Deaf/Visually Impaired) are waiting to go!
What a glorious weather day to be out for a drive and other great stuff!
Both of these beautiful Danes are not yet Available for Adoption!
*BHRR’s Bell looks quite small next to BHRR’s Pearl yet she is not. She has her head down lower.

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My last post of my night…..cuteness factor for today!
BHRR’s Bell with my Salt(now 13 weeks) both incredible special needs Great Danes
BHRR’s Bell is NOT YET AVAILABLE for adoption.

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My last post of my night……I know many are wishing to have updates on BHRR’s Raven and BHRR’s Bell, the two newest additions to BHRR.

BHRR’s Raven(puppmill mama) has her Vet appointment on Thursday to address her mammary issues and to get a thorough exam, Accuplex and pre-op bw etc. Will update more afterwards…Thank you Elizabeth for the collar, leash and bone for her!

BHRR’s Bell(DEAF/Visually Impaired) – photo taken just now. Collar is generous compliments of Elizabeth as well. She bought two for BHRR’s Raven and was gracious to allow us to use it for BHRR’s Bell, our latest special needs to BHRR.

She is settling in slowly yet well. She is eating and drinking well and has not yet proven housebroken and we are working on it.
She is warming up bit by bit and now looks for me and will even seek me out. She is very nervous and flighty about her face and LOVES her butt and and back end sides rubbed.

She is looking me more at my face and eyes and I am encouraging her that it is ‘ok’. She knows little in sign language and we are working on signs and touch training for now. Scent training shall come along with lights – turning on and off our lights – plus vibration training – NOT vibration collars – using the door and floors to communicate.

She loves stuffies and will fetch them and play with them YET is a big resourcer at this time. She also will resource over the communal water bowls. We are working on ‘manners.’
She is excellent in her crate and has been fully integrated with everyone.

She has begun to slowly play with a few of the other dogs – BHRR’s Raven – who really is a baby herself – maybe 18 months now that I am assessing her deeper with her arrival – has rally built up her confidence plus comfort level. NOT sure if that is a great thing as BHRR’s Raven is just as I thought she would be….a mini BHRR’s Dana(RIP) and no surprise that BHRR’s Ivy is a bff already! Someone help me! LOL

She can play rough and get a bit ‘lost’ and become rough and, so we are working on gentle and stopping things before she flattens Salt for example.

She is becoming more and more bonded to me…BHRR’s Raven is another shadow for me now…much to BHRR’s Angel Noelle’s disgust! LOL

BHRR’s Bell makes the smallest, cutest sounds when wanting to play and how she gets on the couch – yes, HQD has been busy herself! – she backs up, puts one leg on, then the other back leg and then next thing you know she is sitting straight up! LOL

There is no reason at this time to think that she cannot be adoptable…yet, she has much to learn, startle reflex included before that day comes and, watching her begin to enjoy life and be happy is really a gift……

Good night from BHRR to all of our friends, family and fans!

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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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Got her!!! Skittish and 100% lovely……
She is stressed, panting a lot and, will need socialization, training and more handling.
We are calling her BHRR’s Bell – she makes this very tiny sweet ‘bell’ sound.
NOT YET AVAILABLE FOR ADOPTION!

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Margaret and I are on the road later today to pick up this beautiful young lady – She is deaf and visually impaired. She is 3 years of age.
We have been working on her rescue since June 21st and, our hearts go out to her Owner as she is battling cancer and, has been trying for a year to find a spot for her beloved Dane.
It was brought to our attention(thanks Julie!) as we are experts not only with Danes yet with the special needs(I own three deaf/visually impaired Danes myself) and, without hesitation we stepped up to be there for the Owner during what is an extremely difficult time.
We shall update as we can……..

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