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 Burst is AVAILABLE FOR ADOPTION Again.

Unfortunately, this home is in fact, not in a position to adopt at this time and we all agree that BHRR’s Burst needs to go to that right match personality fit home meant for her! 🙂 She is happy, healthy, active, uber affectionate and very social….

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 

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 

BHRR’s Keg(M) – AVAILABLE FOR ADOPTION SINCE October 16th, 2018 – *Bernese Mountain Dog

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

BHRR’s Singe(M) -AVAILABLE FOR ADOPTION SINCE November 17th, 2018 – *Great Dane

BHRR’s ??(F) – NOT YET AVAILABLE FOR ADOPTION – NEW ARRIVAL ETA TBA – *Great Dane

BHRR EVENTS

NOTICE: UPCOMING BHRR EVENTS:

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

1. Our 11th Annual “JUST IN TIME FOR XMAS” Online Auction
Starts Saturday November 17th – Thursday November 29th!
Seeking Auction Items. Please EMAIL

2. 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 5 more BHRR APPROVED Volunteers to assist that day. Please EMAIL

3.  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!

4. 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

5. 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

7. 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

8. 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

BHRR’s Burst is moving under a PENDING ADOPTION!

We shall update as we can.

Playing with Ranger at her special Play Date today!

BHRR’s Burst 
August 25th, 2018

She had her own special DAY date today!

Thank you to her play date human Heather again for the great pictures and for giving her this really special spoiling time!

BHRR’s Burst remains AVAILABLE FOR ADOPTION which surprises so many of us!

She is fabu with dogs – even got to hang with a senior PM and play with Ranger(Lab/Husky) at her play date today – great with people and *bursts* with so much happiness, personality and affection!

She is friendly, eager to please, social, active and the best snuggle partner for movies or reading a book that you could ever wish for! 

She loves hikes and walks and car rides and truly is a WOW dog! 

Wonderful with kids, great to wash, do nails and those eyes of hers are positively stunning!

She may be small – Labx – possibly has Dane – yet she is mighty and wonderful and incredibly gorgeous!

We remain patient for her right matched forever loving home to find her!

Two more photo’s!

BHRR’s Burst!
(~2 year old Lab/Danex)
AVAILABLE FOR ADOPTION!

This girl is a WOW dog! Just WOW!Almost 80 pounds – and still gaining….only needs a few more pounds – of sheer awesomeness and she is now ready to make her own special announcement! Emaciated no longer – almost 30 pounds of muscle mass and weight put on! 

For those who fell in love with BHRR’s Calla, this girl is equally as fabu! Great with all people and dogs and so affectionate, loving and eager to please. 

She is completely housebroken, crate trained, travels wonderfully in a car, great to do nails and ears plus to bathe. 

She is a ‘burst’ of love for life and happiness and active when it is time to be and snuggly when it is time to be! Her personality is enormous and her heart even bigger. 

She loves to zip and zoom in the grass and it makes me smile widely and laugh to see her have such joy. 

She can go to a home that works full-time, part-time or works from home or is semi-retired or retired….another amazing versatile BHRR dog. 

We will consider homes that have children 10 and over if said right matched fit home has kids.

BHRR’s Burst was neglected and not well loved in her past and her one thing is still seeing her sometimes at night drop to her belly and crawl as she is worried about going outside. Poor sweet girl. The other dogs – especially The Bakers Dozen pups & BHRR’s Sawyer – have taught her much in regards to it being ok and that she is safe to go outside. 

Otherwise, we give her a calming word, touch and gently take her collar and she then gets up. We have worked hard to teach her that being outside is full of so much fun and adventure plus great experiences! 

She melts my heart…those eyes!

Her obedience has made incredible progress and her leash manners can go from 100 to zero in a flash yet she is so much more consistent than she once was! She is so caught up in all of the awesome scents and sights of the world around her! 

When it came for her professional photo shoot, she ROCKED it! Sat, stood, stayed like a pro! 

We do not know how she is with cats yet she has not shown any signs of anything negative to the ones she has seen at work. Integration is key!

We would love to see her in a home with another dog, a right matched one that she can have as a bff! This is not a deal breaker if that right matched personality fit home does not have a dog….as long as they have a strong doggie social network for her, that is what is most important! 

BHRR’s Burst, I shall forever be grateful that I was tagged on your photo as an urgent in need in your 11th hour for I could not imagine the world without you in it and my own life would not have been so beautifully enriched if you had been put to sleep. 

You shall never be bred again, starved or hurt again in your life….you will be forever cherished! 

Sean & I find you positively outstanding and it has been a true honour taking this journey together…..

This stunning BBBBB is a true dream of a dog! You did it BHRR’s Burst! You are a survivor and never again shall you want for anything….love you very much my dear Bursty-Girl!

 

This is her as of yesterday at her professional photo shoot – sneak peek! 

Almost 30 pounds of muscle mass and weight put on and she is happy, healthy and her coat just gleams now! It is no longer brown and red from dead, coarse plus sunbleached and poor diet care.

BHRR’s Burst!
July 17th, 2018

On July 3rd she was spayed and then after that she had her one shoulder looked at more closely for she had hurt her shoulder on a play date with a home. She is all healed up now! Yay!

Yesterday, she had her professional photo shoot, then we removed her surgery staples and her weight was 77.66 pounds! She has put on another 5+ pounds and she is one lean muscled machine now. 

Stay tuned as this absolutely breathtaking BBBBB shall be making her own special announcement shortly! 

This girl is a WOW dog! Just WOW! 

Testimonial From The Home Who Had The Special Picnic Play Date With BHRR’s Oliver Today:

“Today we have a very special guest from BHRR: Ms. Burst. She is our second date for this weekend and will be spending the night with our family as part of a special auction.

Burst is not a giant breed or a Dane, but BHRR stepped up to save her when asked. She is a playful, bouncy girl who adores people and cannot get enough love. Our Dane and Pug get along very well with her. She needs to put on more weight and she will be an amazing looking dog when she does.

 Burst is a sweetie. Her and Sapphire played chase for a bit. Then, Burst played with a few balls, chasing after them and picking them up. She even let Cherie brush out her coat. All three dogs are getting along well. Sapphire seems to know that Burst is unsure of play and is trying various tricks to get her to play, which is working. 🙂

So happy to open our home to Burst.”

Someone found the sunroof! 

This BBBBB had her own special picnic play date today!

BHRR’s Burst!  This is her as my co-pilot today.

Look at this girl now!!! Just stunning!

Thank you to the home who gave her this extra special spoiling time. AND for her very own beautiful collar plus matching leash and the food for her.  So grateful for your continued humbling support.

This was Date #3 out of 5 for the weekend!

She shall be spayed shortly and from there once she heals, she can make her own special announcement!

Today BHRR’s Burst was at the Vet!

AND she continues to live up to the name we gave her! Bursting with friendliness, social and so much eagerness, enthusiasm and while her manners are coming along – still bursting with ‘bull in the china shop’ antics! AND I remain adoring her for all that she represents and is for she is so awesome despite all of the neglect/abuse of her past.

Took awhile to get a weight yet I was not in a hurry, was not going to rush a dog who has had no clear structure or balance in her life until her rescue May 27th.

She is hanging around a really skinny 73 pounds now yet no longer emaciated and will look much better once she reaches what I think is a lovely lean muscled weight of about 85-90 pounds tops. She is muscling up amazingly well! So a small honorary giant of BHRR and 100% larger than life in personality. 

She has learned the word ‘focus’ and is beginning to respond so well in distraction type situations which for her is still a large part of her day yet when she can stop for a moment, ‘focus’ then her manners are impeccable. Her sit and stick is outstanding and she is so eager to please.

She is catching up on a lifetime of experiences and memories and moments that she never had and now is getting daily. 

Those eyes hold a mountain of stories of her past yet no longer do I see confusion and only now see worry when it is night time. She is quite nervous still to go outside when it is dark and the other dogs are helping her immensely about learning that it is ok and that there is fun in a night time game of tag, a stroll and just sitting out enjoying the sounds of the turtles plus frogs from the spring fed ponds. 

She came to us not housebroken and she learned so fast and she is now completely housebroken!

She still hits the floor and will crawl on her belly yet this is less than it was. She becomes so submissive when she thinks she has done something wrong or stesses out when she realises that she should have listened and did not. She is learning that we are not going to man handle her, we do not rule by fear, we guide by positive balanced training, consistency, routine, lead by example and are full of praise with tons of patience. We do not ask her to give more than she can give. We do not try to make her into something she is not and we work daily to help her become the best dog she can be and man she is so freakin’ awesome! To expect something from her that she is not yet ready to give or force her is only going to set her up for failure….there is so much time to help her get to where we know she can go….one day at a time and I am loving this journey with her! She makes me laugh, shake my head and melts my heart!

We are giving her reasons daily to trust us…..and are open in our communication with and to her.

No dog is perfect…they are only perfect in their imperfections and she is going to make a right match forever loving matched home one beautiful addition when it is her time!

Today, she was weighed, examined – all thumbs up – she had vaccines, and we took blood to test for heartworm plus tick borne diseases and did pre-op bloodwork for her spay once she has more weight on her. We will microchip her at that time too.

Her coat is coming in so shiny and black as we get rid of that dark auburn sun exposed and neglected dead coat. With proper exercise, nutrition and love, her coat is growing in gorgeous.

Her Vet agrees that she has had at least one litter in her past, the poor girl and we promised her that she never ever be a breeding machine again. She will be cherished and loved and treated like a precious family member. She will be valued for who she is….

We continue to peg her age around 2 years, no more than 2.5 years and she is such a puppy in so many giggle moment ways! Those eyes though…they are wise and ‘old soul’!

Though she is not a Dane or a Giant, BHRR will never turn away a dog in need of us if we have a spot and this girl needed serious help…she no longer is vomiting or having diarrhoea and she becomes more happy and healthy each day! 

I am so happy that we were tagged to help you dear lady for you enrich my life!

Another photo of BHRR’s Burst.

BHRR’s Burst

From her day of arrival to BHRR to now…..

She is still painfully thin for sure, yet what a difference….

She is also happier, more confident and comfortable and I am not sure her exact history yet when I see dogs ‘hit the floor’ and crawl on their bellies to you, that makes me very sad and angry…..

She is a wee fireball of sheer loveliness and while she has a long way to go with her weight gain plus muscle mass & toning plus manners, she is 100% already awesomeness!

As mentioned before, homes that have children, this is the dog to watch! 

Such a beautiful gem of a dog! What she loses in size, she more than makes up for in enormous incredible personality plus heart!

AND for those that keeping asking what she is….LabX is my best ‘educated’ guess…is there Dane?! Perhaps, yet, she is a mixture of at least two breeds in my humble opinion and to a right matched personality fit home, it shall not matter what she is….they will love her for who she is! 

 

Sean has chosen a name!
 
BHRR’s Burst as she is just bursting with happiness, friendliness, enthusiasm and sheer zest for life…..not to mention at this time, bursting with zero leash manners YET that part shall change! 🙂
 
She is excellent on her sit, smart, truly lovely and those eyes….they would melt your soul…..
 
She may well be another one that people who have or are planning on having children should watch as she rehabs.
 
I know size is relative yet she is small….AND for such a small girl, she has a personality as big as the universe. She is a very memorable girl. Truly special.
 
Welcome to the family BHRR’s Burst.
 

She has a Vet apt. for June 9th. 

She is here and I also am in the camp of a DaneX & about 18 months – 2 years of age – with lab or flat coated retriever and she is 100% amazing!  

A small girl – all relative I know!  – and happy and so enthusiastic about life! She needs to learn some manners including leash ones! 

Her paperwork says that she is not even housebroken….poor girl…..

 

Two pics taken by Sean when he picked her up…her body condition.  Yet, we specialise in emaciation cases, have a 100% rehab success rate and she will lack for nothing….. 

For those who remember BHRR’s Bloom, a singlebred blue fireball of a Dane, Sean says she is small like her yet much taller. We actually ended up doing two separate DNA tests on BHRR’s Bloom and she was a wee thing in body for a Dane & huge in personality! 

Sean says that she is also much younger than the believed ~3 years of ageand I am so excited to meet what Sean has said is a ‘Crazy friendly andenergetic’ girl! 

Thank you to Mel and to all of the rescue transport angels that made today happen!! Thank you to Annie for tagging us about this girl needing help. In noting that she was posted for quite some time needing urgent help, we knew we had to do everything we could to find a spot for her….we love the the black beauties and the special needs ones and we are so glad that we ended up being tagged in her post needing assistance as otherwise we may never have known about her….she deserves so much more better the terrible neglect she suffered in her past….

Welcome to the BHRR family, you yet to be named BBBBB! 

AND this girl is on her way now!

Sean should have her soon as due to a last minute change, I am home with Miss Hollywood….

Once we have her, we may know more re: if she is singlebred Dane or Dane/Lab for she is super wee in the pictures! Does not matter to us! 

We have been told she has travelled well and has the Dane ‘whine’ down to a tee! 

Pictures compliments of her transport angels!

 

More Information Given:

Very easy to handle
No bite history
Resource guarding w/ toys sometimes as per owner. Have not noticed that here.
Seems friendly with all dogs here. Owner states good with males
Unknown w/ cats
Unknown w/ kids
Super friendly w/ strangers
Outgoing, energetic, happy disposition
Medium energy level
Pulls on leash
Knows basic command: sit
Good teeth condition
Surrendered as vomiting and diarrhea. Thought maybe mild megaesophogas but vomit WAS digested well, not vomiting water. Has since stopped being sick once we put her on good food, several small meals a day of puppy kibble to bring her weight up and runs have cleared up. Skinny.
Mya! Was surrendered by someone who was caring for her the owners didn’t want her back so limited info. Approx 3 years old, Dane/Lab X, intact female (that we know of, looks like has had puppies too before). Was neglected by a previous owner, is underweight (will have to get her weight, she’s pretty big). They said she is possessive over her rope/squeaky toys. Good with men, male dogs, women and strangers. Female dogs and cats unknown. She was vomiting but is in good spirits with a lot of energy. We are feeding her elevated to see if that is the issue. She just came in two days ago so monitoring for now. Vomit present this morning was digested so it’s not immediate after feeding, at this point don’t think it’s megaesophagus as our last dog that had that would vomit shortly after eating as well as drinking. Strong, energetic but really friendly.
UPDATE: Doing better on a raised dish. Has stopped vomiting and her runs have cleared up. Is being fed several small meals a day of soaked puppy food

UPDATE GIVEN:

“She hasn’t vomited for days, stool is also now normal. 🙂 Staff believes she was on super crappy food, was obviously not getting her nutritional needs met as she is bony, and wasn’t being fed out of a raised dish in her home.”

The next in need of need of us….we love the Black Beauties too!

What we have been informed about to date:

“Surrendered as vomiting and diarrhea. Thought maybe mild megaesophogas but vomit WAS digested well, not vomiting water. Has since stopped being sick once we put her on good food, several small meals a day of puppy kibble to bring her weight up and runs have cleared up. Skinny.
Was surrendered by someone who was caring for her the owners didn’t want her back so limited info. Approx 3 years old, Dane, intact female (that we know of, looks like has had puppies too before). Was neglected by a previous owner….”

Those nails are equally awful…. 

ETA to BHRR Sunday May 27th