Thank you to everyone that came out today to our last 2018 hosted event at BHRR!

Our 7th Annual Chain of Success Thank You Pooch/People Potluck.

We had a total of 31 folks come out to spend the afternoon and evening with The Boerskins! Sadly, we had three homes reach out to us to say that they were sick and could no longer attend and we sincerely hope that you feel better soon!

We feel deeply honoured to have had so many wonderful folks grace our home and thank you Bruce for the donation of your 50/50 winnings back to BHRR! That will all go towards BHRR’s Char’s mounting Vet Bills.

Thank you from our hearts for the paper towels, the laundry detergent, the fabric softener and the Lysol Wipes….so desperately needed and deeply appreciated!

Each of you are truly lovely and we are privileged plus humbled to have your support.

We hope everyone has a really wonderful and safe Holiday Season!

A pic – the others would not post so will post on the thread instead! – from when most people other than Mary, Jacob & Nate had left!

Warmest good night wishes being sent from our home to all of our friends, family and supporters!

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

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

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

BHRR’s Flynn(F) – AVAILABLE FOR ADOPTION SINCE August 6th, 2017  -*Great Dane

BHRR’s Gravel(M) – AVAILABLE FOR ADOPTION SINCE August 7th, 2017 -*Great Dane

BHRR’s Daffodil(F) – AVAILABLE FOR ADOPTION SINCE October 21st, 2017 -*Great Dane(Hearing Impairment)

BHRR’s Juniper(F) – AVAILABLE FOR ADOPTION SINCE November 6th, 2017  – *Great Dane/Irish Wolfhound 

BHRR’s Oliver(M)– AVAILABLE FOR ADOPTION SINCE November 8th, 2017  – *Great Dane/Irish Wolfhound

BHRR’s Sawyer(M)- AVAILABLE FOR ADOPTION SINCE March 26th, 2018 – *Saint/Pyr  – PENDING ADOPTION SINCE Dec. 7th, 2018

BHRR’s Burst(F) – AVAILABLE FOR ADOPTION SINCE July 23rd, 2018 – *Lab/DaneX 

BHRR’s Colt(M) – AVAILABLE FOR ADOPTION SINCE August 6th, 2018  – *Great Dane

BHRR’s Bogart(M) – AVAILABLE FOR ADOPTION SINCE October 15th, 2018 – *Weimaraner*PENDING ADOPTION SINCE Nov. 16th, 2018

BHRR’s Keg(M) – AVAILABLE FOR ADOPTION SINCE Oct. 16, 2018 – *Bernese Mountain Dog*PENDING ADOPTION SINCE Dec. 5, 2018

BHRR’s Hollywood(F) – AVAILABLE FOR ADOPTION SINCE November 1st, 2018 – *BoxerX

BHRR’s Singe(M) -AVAILABLE FOR ADOPTION SINCE December 1st, 2018 – *Great Dane

BHRR’s Char(F) – NOT YET AVAILABLE FOR ADOPTION – NEW ARRIVAL November 18th, 2018 – *Great Dane

BHRR’s Keg(& part of Bogart!)! 
BHRR’s Keg is AVAILABLE FOR ADOPTION &
BHRR’s Bogart is under a PENDING ADOPTION
 
These fine boyz wanted to help me pass along the message that all winners of our 11th Annual “JUST IN TIME FOR XMAS” Online Auction have been contacted!
 
I am now collecting payments plus co-ordinating the pick-up arrangements between wonderful winners and the equally wonderful donators.
 
From there, I will begin to do a courtesy follow-up to those that have not yet responded to their congrats emails!
 
If you believe that you have won something and have not yet received a confirmation email, please do email.
 
Thank you’s extended once more from my heart to every person who donated, shared and/or participated in our Auction! 
 
AND to those that have been rounding up their winning bids, I am further touched by your caring natures! 
 
From our home to all of our friends, family and supporters, the best of good-night wishes being sent!

BHRR EVENTS

NOTICE: UPCOMING BHRR EVENTS:

BHRR ONLY books 4 Community Education & Public Awareness Events Per Year

1. We are back at Pet Valu Stittsville – 1250 Main Street – for their annual Santa PAWS photo’s!
Saturday December 8th from 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
*No Appointments necessary! 
Pics of your pets – furry, scaly or feathers! AND or you too! 
We shall also be doing nail trims that day – $10
AND Gift Wrapping – Min $10/Donation
Hot Chocolate & Candy Canes!
Seeking 2 more BHRR APPROVED Volunteers to assist that day. Please EMAIL

2.  Our 7th Annual ‘CHAIN OF SUCCESS’ Thank you Pooch/People Potluck is Sunday December 9th, 2018
This is a pre-registration event and registration is free YET registration is required to attend.  Please EMAIL
Time: 2:00 pm – 8:00 PM
Here is our BHRR Potluck Group Page to join and to stay updated!

3. We are back at Pet Valu Stittsville – 1250 Main Street – for their annual PAWS Weekend Event!
Saturday April DATE TBA from 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Sunday April DATE TBA from 11 AM – 4:00 PM

Dog Baths – $10
We shall also be doing nail trims & Ear Cleanings – $10
Seeking 5 more BHRR APPROVED Volunteers to assist Saturday and/or Sunday. Please EMAIL

4. We have been invited back to Pet Valu Hazeldean! – This shall be our first Community Education/Awareness Event of 2019
Saturday May 11th, 2019
Time: 10 – 4 PM
Nails – Dogs, Cats & Exotics, Ear Cleanings & Dog Baths – $10
Famous BHRR Red Carpet Pooch Smooch Sessions – $5/Session
Some Merchandise for Sale, Baked Goodies, Raffle Basket & MORE!
We are collecting Empties & Canadian Tire $ That Day
Seeking 5 more BHRR APPROVED Volunteers to assist that day. Please EMAIL

5. We are back at Pet Valu Stittsville – 1250 Main Street – for their annual THANKS FOR GIVING Weekend Event!
Saturday October DATE TBA from 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Sunday October DATE TBA from 11 AM – 4:00 PM

Dog Baths – $10
We shall also be doing nail trims & Ear Cleanings – $10
Seeking 5 more BHRR APPROVED Volunteers to assist Saturday and/or Sunday. Please EMAIL

6. 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

Our 11th Annual ‘JUST IN TIME FOR XMAS’ Online Auction now has 109 amazing items up for bids!

We have just added our last wonderful 12 items!

Auction ends TOMORROW – Thursday November 29th @ 9 PM EST!

We have just added more of Kimberly’s incredible homemade vanilla and also Bailey’s fudge, kitchen towels, 3 x gorgeous The Crazy Dog House Key Chains plus a See Sawyer Run Web Master Harness!

Thank you’s extended once more FROM our hearts to Kimberly, Jan & Uta for their lovely donations!

To learn more and to bid on any of the wonderful gems up for grabs, you have to visit the Auction!

**NOTE: PLEASE note the pick up area(s) for any items you may be interested in. NOT all items can be shipped!**

For anyone that may have an item to donate, please do email contactbhrr@gmail.com It is not too late to consider our cause. All monies raised shall go to the emaciated/severely neglected GD BHRR’s Char!

We remain so devastated that we could not save BHRR’s Bane yet are hoping that you may continue to consider supporting our rescue efforts so that we can help BHRR’s Char.

 

BHRR’s Bogart is moving under a PENDING ADOPTION!

We shall update as we can!

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 over 2 decades.

Our XMAS Shut down period for this year is from Thursday December 13th, 2018 to Thursday January 3rd, 2019 inclusive.

Any applications received during this time will be processed/reviewed as of Friday January 4th, 2019!

As always during this time, BHRR is available 24/7 for requests for assistance of animals in need. We shall also network accordingly for, as the local Great Dane/Giant Breed Rescue since 1996, the welfare of the animals are our top priority. We do not wish to see any animal end up in a disreputable place of which sadly there are far too many out there.

Thank you for your continued understanding – The BHRR Team

This December 24th, 2017 picture is of Mason & his Dane, Dynamo(Cookie Dough Dynamo) 

BHRR’s Bogart, The Weim! 

Today, he weighed a wonderful 71.72 pounds! 

He is hanging out at work with me and is NONE too impressed! I feel eyes burning into my back! 

BHRR’s Bogart is AVAILABLE FOR ADOPTION again! We will not be proceeding further with this current application. We wish the home all the best!

BHRR’s Bogart is moving under a PENDING ADOPTION!

We shall update as we can.

BHRR’s Bogart!
The amazing Weim – ~5 years of age
AVAILABLE FOR ADOPTION! 

He is ready to make his own special announcement!

This sweet amazing boy has reached deep into my heart plus soul. He is such a WOW dog!

He can go to a home that works ft, pt, from home, is semi-retired, retired etc. as he is yet another versatile BHRR dog.

He is great with other dogs and can go to a home that already has a right matched personality fit dog or as an only dog – as long as he has his own strong social doggie network with friends for just as we need friends, he does too!

I LOVE how he seems to smile and when he greets me, the special way he opens his mouth and makes the softest of sounds, melts my heart even further.

He is calm – yes, a calm weim!, sweet, social, kind, gentle, loves people and it is unknown 100% how he is with cats – integration would be key yet he has proven excellent with those he has met to date. 

We do not wish to see him in a home with children under the age of 10. He is so chill and quiet and we want a home that is just like him! 

A home that will NOT make him become obese like so many weims we see out there. He is lean and has developed much in the way of much needed muscle mass plus tone. He loves his walks and play time and is a low to very low moderately active boy. 

He is playful – loves to play fetch! – yet he is not an overly active dog, loves to keep me company while I work on the computer and a better movie/tv companion, you would be hard pressed to find!

He has excellent manners, is bilingual and travels beautifully in a car. 

He no longer suffers from SA and needs a right matched personality fit home that will not set him up for failure, creating triggers that will bring this up and bubbling over. 

He is crate trained, house broken and great to do nails plus baths. He is tolerant of his ears being cleaned – not his fav thing but the treats he gets afterwards, wins him over!  😀

His coat is gorgeous plus healthy now and he is a very happy dog. No longer confused, terrifed and worried….

Letting this dear man go will bring much in the way of tears my way yet he does not me any longer and he deserves to make another home feel so bright, warm and make them full of smiles! His personality is excellent and he is extremely well balanced plus rounded. 

I cannot measure in words my love for you BHRR’s Bogart and thank you for gracing my heart and home! 

Your rescue pulled so many wonderful people together and though I was out of the country, I was determined along with so many others that you would be saved….

Always remember my dear Bogie, that you are worthy, you are deserving and you are so loved!

YOU DID it Bogie! You did it! I am so proud of you!

This handsome boy shall soon be making his own special announcement! 

BHRR’s Bogart!

No longer terrifed, skinny nor has SA or skin issues any longer! YOU have rocked your rehab you fine man and forever will have my heart deeply wrapped up in your paws….you are truly amazing.

Isn’t he so fantastically handsome?!

AND BHRR’s Bogart, the Weim is now on his own special picnic play date!

Oh, how my heart loves this truly magnificent boy!

He was a bit worried upon drop-off and as this is his very first time on a date, understandable and the home will be sure to set him up for success. 

He may not think he is ready to get into the hands of other loving folks, but he is and he will have a wonderful day! 

We work so hard to help our dogs become the best they can be in becoming as well rounded plus balanced as possible. Our extremely successful and highly popular play date/visitation program has been instrumental in ensuring that this happens for our amazing dogs. 

He only needs a few more pounds and his weight will be perfect too. I am not sure why of late, we are seeing so many truly obese Weims out and about. We were at the drive-in a couple of weeks ago and the size of the Weim and also two Mastiffs there that night not only broke my heart yet peeved me off. No excuse for any dog to ever become morbidly obese. For those who know me, overweight dogs really bothers me. ?

See you later today BHRR’s Bogart, you Uber gorgeous creature! 

On a side note, all of his bloodwork came back normal. 

Sabine McConnell – he is wearing one of the collars from PP that I bought! 

BHRR’s Bogart!
The ~5/6 year old Weim

When I dropped off BHRR’s Keg for his surgery/x-rays/exam/microchip this AM, I brought along this precious boy to obtain a current weight and to have his blood re-submitted – it had been lost August 31st when he was last in.

This dear sweet boy has a big hold on my heart……massive….

Remember the pics of him so scared plus worried? That is no more! He is happy and it is said dogs do not smile yet I know he does! 

So many people came together to help us save him and he is absolutely fabu! Incredible! Awesome! Amazing and a really special boy.

He is sitting so focused at work this AM waiting for his liver treat.

BHRR’s Bogart, my mind continues to be blown away that you were failed so miserably by a lot of people and for many years in different homes and then dumped in a pound after your latest home did not want you after having you for only a year.

You are a WOW dog and I adore you!

BHRR’s Bogart, the Weim was at the Vet on Friday August 31st! 

Was a super star! 

We strongly feel is is between 5-6 years of age and so, we are going with 5.5 years…could he be a bit younger, sure…could he be a bit older, sure yet nothing so extreme that would make any difference to a right matched personality fit home. 

He weighed a skinny 67.32 pounds yet already the weight is coming on nicely. He is developing much neeed muscle tone plus mass also. He is eating plus drinking well too.

He travelled wonderfully in the car – you could tell he was a little worried as he has had so much change in his life prior to his Rescue.

He had a great Vet visit – had his vaccines, an ear cleaning, lungs are great and his Vet listened thoroughly to his heart to be sure that what they were hearing was normal. 

We ran bloodwork yet unfortunately, it was lost and so I will bring in more blood to be sent to the lab for testing. 

He is being proactively/preventatively de-wormed and is now on heartworm/flea/tick meds.

He was curious, quietly social and such a solid boy at his visit.

This boy is another WOW dog! Does he have some SA, yes but it is not severe and he is better and better every day. The more we demonstrate consistency, give him structure and have clear open communication he is thriving. He needs stability and he is learning that he can like himself, self-soothe and comfort and that it is ok to be by himself. He does fantastic in his crate and I am very proud of him. 

His hips, while having some mild arthritis did not give his Vet any great alarm or cause for concern that he had any HD, let alone any severe HD.

Re: his skin & coat – His Vet stated that now that he is on excellent food and care and the stress will reduce in his life, his coat will become healthy and less dull and coarse.

The more he settles in, the happier he is becoming. He is such an easy, calm and wonderful dog. He loves keeping me company as I work on my computer and when he is ready, he is going to make that right matched forever loving home an amazing addition to their family. 

He has gotten along beautifully with all the dogs and his playful side is adorable and gentle.

That this poor dog was bounced around in his life and then dumped at a pound baffles me. He is simply stupendous! 

BHRR’s Bogart, while others did not want you and while even others turned their backs to you in your time of need, we want you so much and we will make sure that you are cherished plus cared for! 

BHRR’s Bogart, The Male Weim.

Got him!!!

He now has a name for all those that have been following his detailed Individual blog, BHRR’s Bogart. 

There are SO many to thank for the saving of this truly exquisite boy….any errors made in omission are completely unintentional. Please forgive me for any error. OLC, PP, the SPA Beauceville, Winchester Kennels & the Freedom Drivers! All of you are his angel network! 

So many us came together to help make this Rescue happen and while I will always remain so disappointed in all those who failed him in his past – his most recent owners had him about 1 year and then dumped him in a pound despite knowing people were working on r/q rescue assistance, thank goodness that pound is Rescue friendly and from there this amazing boy is now safe! R/q Rescue often experiences the positively best in people and not just the wretched behaviour of the worst of some in the world.

Said to have severe SA & HD, I have spent the last 2 weeks just waiting to meet him and having now gotten him in my hands, this boy is going to be just fine in time! He is exceptional and I honestly do not think he is ~8 either. Maybe 6 yet we will get him healthy and learn more about him, do proper diagnostics on him and give him time….time to learn so much about caring loving supportive hands. 

An honorary Dane he shall be and yes, he is thin….I love lean as so many know yet he is a bit skinny yet we will also work on that plus building up his muscle tone and mass.

Everyone who has crossed his path over the past two weeks has said he is super calm and sweet and yup, only took a few moments after meeting him to concur! Friendly and so handsome to boot! 

I was going to take him to work tonight to begin his proper proactive/preventative Vet care protocol yet he is so exhausted, has had a lot going on over the past two weeks just in working to have him saved and I am going to give him tonight to chill and relax and tomorrow is a new day. As with any of our dogs, he will lack for nothing! Never again shall anyone fail him….that I promise him as I do every dog that we are entrusted with.

To those who turned their back on him in his big time of need, shame on you and he is your loss and our and so many others that are waiting to spoil/love him gain.

I am now on my way to pick up poor Bakers Dozen BHRR’s Furry Murray. That undescended testicle was in his abdomen, the poor boy. This could have caused him serious future medical concerns so I am very happy to know that he will have one less possible medical issue in his future.

Everything we are hearing about this dog – from the first pound and his current placement is how sweet, calm and what a love bug he is!

Soon, I get to meet you soon BHRR’s Bogart – He now has a name and already is looking happier!  

BHRR’s ??? – Needs A Name!
~8 year old Male Weim
Severe HD & SA

O. dumped him at a pound even though they were aware that people were working on finding a r/q Rescue for him. Then, apparently another group was to help him and from what we were told stepped down.

He may not be a Dane or a Giant yet BHRR has taken in so many honourary Giants over the past 22.5 years and as we focused on the special needs, he needed us badly. ETA to BHRR TBA.

So, between rare moments of spotty reception during my time away working and worrying about if he was or was not safe, this boy is now safe for sure! Thanks from my heart is shouted out to OLC and PP for all that they did to ensure his safety until I arrived home.

We sincerely hope that everyone has had a great couple of weeks!!

On our part, even though our FB and Website were pulled offline for the last 2 weeks, r/q Rescue is always 24/7!

Since being on *vacation* as of August 8th, I have addressed over 14,000 emails, helped find r/q rescue placement for 52 dogs and we committed to bringing this sweet dear boy into our program at BHRR.

I would love to find an emerge temp foster for him for a few weeks in our neck of the woods! If not, he will be bunking in with The Boerskins. 

We provide the food, bowls, dog bed, collar, leash, vetting etc. YOU provide the spoiling love!

Please email contactbhrr@gmail.com over posting here as we may miss your kind offer.

AND note if you are an approved BHRR Adoptive home, you are also an approved temp foster home should your circumstances allow for it!

AND from our home to all of our friends, family and supporters, good night wishes are being sent!

I am up with the birds tomorrow to go back to work for a bit and then off for the rest of the day for another surgical procedure! UGH! With the horrible attempts to get home from our first vacation in 19 years, it is now major cuddle time tonight with my kids and the animals!

On August 15th, an email came out with an Urgent Request for assistance for a Weim. I had emailed back and we then learned that the O. had dumped this poor by at a pound even though they knew others were trying to find a r/q Rescue placement.

Then after we stepped up, a breed rescue offered to take him and we stepped down and then learned shortly afterwards that they decided not to assist him. They did not even want to assess him. 

We were asked to step back up as we knew he needed us and urgently. Without hesitation, we stepped back up. We assess our dogs upon arrival to BHRR. Assessing/evaluating in shelter/pound environments can often be misleading and dogs can and do fail many a SAFER or other Temperament Test. 

So, an honorary Giant he shall be! As a highly focused, educated, knowledgeable plus experienced Special Needs Rescue, he represents the dogs we work so hard to step up to help. 

He was pulled from this pound and placed in another safe spot and then as of August 26th, he will be moved to a boarding place closer to our location and on August 29th, I will make the drive to pick him up to bring back to BHRR.

Here is a copy of that information sent out:

* URGENT. IN IMMEDIATE NEED OF RESCUE *

Owner is considering euthanasia this week. The information below is according to the owner.

Owner surrender, not at pound
Weimaraner
roughly 8 years
hip dysplasia, severe separation anxiety
roughly 70 lbs
tartar level: 2/10
housebroken, but has accidents on occasion
listens well to commands
good with physical manipulations except hip
friendly, affectionate, energetic
used to live with another dog according to current owner (who adopted this Weim roughly a year ago)
unknown with cats
lives with 2 children (ages unknown)
no aggression, no bite history known to current owner
does not jump
no food or toy protection
has never hurt another animal
pulls a little on leash
good in car
energy level 5/10 but restrained because of hip problems
needs company and walks instead of running
unknown if on medication for hip issue
severe anxiety
excessive hair loss
drooling when female occupant leaves the house