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 almost 25 years.

Our XMAS Shut down period for this year is from Friday December 18th, 2020 to Sunday January 3rd, 2021 inclusive.

Any applications received during this time will be processed/reviewed as of Monday January 4th, 2021!

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 

 

BHRR Animals Available For Adoption

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

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

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

We also require that at the time of meeting any BHRR animal (after completing the application process up to that point) that the whole family + any other currently owned animals are present for the mandatory home-visit.

BHRR only places per best/right matched personality fit.

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

 

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

BHRR’s Percival(M) – AVAILABLE FOR ADOPTION SINCE February 8th, 2020 – *Fox Red Labrador – PENDING ADOPTION Since May 21st

BHRR’s Lilly(F) – AVAILABLE FOR ADOPTION SINCE May 28th, 2020 – *Great Dane

BHRR’s Caramel(M) – AVAILABLE FOR ADOPTION SINCE June 13th, 2020 – *Great Dane

BHRR’s Volt(F) – AVAILABLE FOR ADOPTION SINCE SINCE August 20th, 2020 – *Rottie – PENDING ADOPTION Since November 2nd

BHRR’s Coupe(M) – NOT YET AVAILABLE FOR ADOPTION – NEW ARRIVAL January 13th, 2020 – *NewfX(Possibly with Lab)

BHRR’s Athos(M) – NOT YET AVAILABLE FOR ADOPTION – NEW ARRIVAL July 2020 – *Great Dane

BHRR’s Symba(M) – NOT YET AVAILABLE FOR ADOPTION – NEW ARRIVAL August 29th, 2020 – *Bull Mastiff

BHRR’s Dean (M) – NOT YET AVAILABLE FOR ADOPTION – NEW ARRIVAL November 6th, 2020 – *Great Dane

BHRR EVENTS

NOTICE: UPCOMING BHRR EVENTS:

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

1. 18th Annual Special Secret Santa to the BHRR Doggies– 0 more deserving dogs need a special Secret Santa! Please EMAIL

2. 13th Annual ‘JUST IN TIME FOR XMAS Online Auction! – Starts November 21st – Please EMAIL if you have any items to donate!

3. STAY Tuned – Our Popular Drive-Way Nail Trim & Ear Cleaning Events will start up again in April 2021
Times: 4-7 pm(M-F) or 11 – 3 pm(S & S)
Please EMAIL if you would like to host us in your Drive-Way!
*easy to self-distance
*we can take cash, debit or credit
*no appointments necessary

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

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

The Wolfhound Cù Sìth

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

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

The Wolfhound Cù Sìth

My last post of my night!

Time for folks to think about what they plan on giving up for 14 days in our 9th Annual ‘Give it up 4 Autumn’ Fundraiser! 

Starts Thursday November 5th and we already have 4 people signed up to date! Be creative! Some people have even done a swear jar in the past putting money each time they or someone in their office swears and then donating the monies raised at the end of the 14 days.

All money raised shall go towards helping BHRR’s Symba and BHRR’s Coupe!

More details in the poster and please do email contactbhrr@gmail.com if you would like to be part of our 9th annual event!

Here are the blog links to BHRR’s Symba:

AND for BHRR’s Coupe

For those who wish to consider making a financial donation to their worthy causes, you can do so via PayPal gwen@birchhaven.org or via email transfer to contactbhrr@gmail.com OR you can do so directly to Liston Animal Hospital 613-591-0966

We have many many many thousands of dollars to raise and we are now set back even further as sadly, BHRR’s Oslo has needed emergency care today…..

From our home to all of our friends, family & supporters, the best of good night wishes are being sent!

 

*NOTICE*:

BHRR shall be closed for the intake of adoption applications and shall not approve any adoptions from Tuesday October 27th to Monday November 2nd. We do not adopt out around the Halloween season and many other 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.

 
 
 
 
 
 

NOTICE:

Unfortunately, we find ourselves having to address the below issues once again. Every few years it seems we must re-visit this despite being very clear on our website, Facebook and Petfinder as to how we operate.

This last 24 hours we have had not one yet, two extremely unpleasant moments.

Let us be extremely clear that if people continue to disrespect what is openly stated; we will involve legal and take the necessary action(s).

Our camera’s are running.

1) we are a foster based rescue that operates out of our home and our approved fosters. NOWHERE does it state that you can just drop by, visit or ‘get’ a dog because you want one.

It is NOT even ok to leave a voice message as a ‘courtesy heads up’ that you are on your way or will be on your way shortly to our PRIVATE property which is our home.

We would never do this to you; so do not expect it to be ok to do it to us. We get so little quality family time as it is and your blatant disregard for being mindful of our family time is not going to be tolerated.

We have a very thorough adoption process which is and has been posted over and over and over again in the last shy of 25 years.

All of the steps to be considered for a BHRR approved adoption is found on our websites and even in the application. We have done our job to have the information there. It is now up to you to read and follow the instructions.

We have posted many times over that only completed applications shall be considered/reviewed. We are NOT going to respond to ANY inquiries sent via email, text, voice message, Petfinder or Facebook. This is and has been posted many times over. So Stop. Spamming via email, text, phone, and/or Petfinder is not going to receive a response. They will be deleted and if you continue, marked as spam/junk/blocked.  It is equally NOT acceptable for you to come uninvited; to our home, private property with or without any completed application in hand.

As we also post, if a dog is listed on Petfinder, on our Website or on Facebook page as being ‘Available For Adoption’, YES, that dog is still available. We directly state that we work to keep everything up to date.

We have equally posted many times over that we are not going to make exceptions to our adoption contract, processes, policies and procedures.

2) the steps to surrender a dog is also openly stated on our website.

Do NOT leave a message and then only a couple of hours later show up at our home expecting us to drop everything and put your request above all of the other needy dogs that are equally ‘urgent’.

This is our home. This is private property.

AND do not say to one of us that you left many emails or voice messages re: said dog when we communicate closely with each other and know that this is a lie.

YOU are making our work more difficult that it ever should be and trust me, operating a highly r/q Rescue is damn hard.

BHRR is not about you; it is about the animals and please allow us to do our jobs; our non paying, 24/7, 365 days a year jobs.

We have been doing this since 1996; know what we are doing, are the experts in what we do from rescue to transport, to rehabilitation to adoption, from feeding to vetting, to training to behavioural modification and so much more.

If you want to adopt; please follow the process. If you have a dog in need; please follow the process.

The Boerskins
BHRR

BHRR UPDATE!

1) In having a discussion with several members of the BHRR BOD; we shall be open as of Septermber 1st – subject to change if need be – for the intake of completed applications ONLY to consider for approved adoptions.

BHRR ONLY places per right matched personality fits and has an extremely thorough adoption screening process.

2) Unfortunately, again….in 2020 we will not be doing a BHRR Calendar. The cost is too high for what comes out of our personal pockets when that is monies that are desperately needed to keep BHRR open.

3) ISO: Auction Items for our upcoming 9th Annual Dine with the BHRR Doggies Event. Human, dogs, cat, gift baskets, gift certificates etc. ALL are welcome!

We also need draw prizes!

Please do not post your kind offers here, please do email contactbhrr@gmail.com

4) It is that time again! Time to think about being a special Secret Santa to the BHRR doggies! 2020 marks our 18th year doing this!!

As of today, we still have 21 deserving BHRR doggies in need of a special SS to call their very own!

To learn more and to sign up, please do visit the link!

5) BHRR is in urgent need of the following items:
Garbage bags – all sizes
Laundry soap
Fabric Softner
Fabric Softner Sheets
Giants Sized Dog Toys
XL Costco Dog Beds
Blankets, Duvets, Towels
Paper Towels
Pinesol

6) Please do reach out if you or someone you know has a Great Dane/Giant Breed Dog in need. We are also a highly/strongly focused special needs rescue so take in other breeds as we can that are also: Deaf and/or Blind, Sick, Senior, Neuro, Injured, Pregnant, Palliative, Nursing, Other Medical, Orphaned & Behavioural

It hurts our hearts to see dogs being put to sleep when there is an organization – we have been around since 1996 – OR to see these dogs end up in disreputable places.

Please do email contactbhrr@gmail.com if you or someone that you know needs assistance.

The BHRR/Boerskins no couch rule in full swing…. 

So much news to catch everyone up on!!

I have been working very long days since Friday…bit longer than usual and so here comes the first of several posts!

BHRR’s Burst(DaneX) had her own special DAY Date on Sunday from our recent annual online date auction fundraiser.

They LOVED her!  I mean, what is not to love and they feel we have aptly named her. 

They loved their visit with her so much so much that they would like to submit an application for members of the BOD to consider when we re-open for adoption application intake.

Thank you to them for giving Miss Burst a wonderful day!!

As we continue to receive inquiries and/or applications re: adoptions, we are making yet another blog post – there is one also made on June 8th AND another one made on July 22nd – on all of our adoptable dogs’ blogs re: our current positioning. Our Facebook page and Petfinder also state our present closure for adoption applications.

**WITH COVID-19, WE ARE NOT ACCEPTING/CONSIDERING ANY NEW ADOPTION APPLICATIONS UNTIL AT LEAST SEPTEMBER.**
**DATE SUBJECT TO CHANGE & BE PUSHED FURTHER OUT ONCE AGAIN.**

Please note that we are NOT reviewing nor approving any new applications for approved adoptions until at least September.

We will re-evaluate this closer to that date as to if we need to extend that date.

We will not be accepting any applications or any non-refundable applications fees during this time. 

This is for several reasons:

1) BHRR requires a Vet Reference and as someone who works in animal medicine, I know how absolutely insanely busy we are at this time with our staff/hours. We are NOT going to jam up the phone lines doing vet references when people are trying to get through to make urgent appointments, asking for refills of lifesaving meds, needing prescription food etc.

Additionally, the government has only recently announced that Vet Hospitals can now open up to do non-essential appointments and not only operate on an urgent basis. The backlog to the Vet Hospitals is incredible.

People answering the phones at Vet Hospitals need to be answering the phones for many other reasons. Not for Vet references.

We need to focus on patient care at the Hospital and we respect and understand that other Hospitals need to do the same. We are an essential service and need to be able to provide that service to the best of our abilities and checking Vet references does not fall under that criteria.

2) We cannot nor will we do home-visits. I put my life and my family’s life at risk every day that I go to work to take care of other people’s pets. Doing a home-visit is not responsible nor does it follow the policy set forth from the government that we need to be practising self-isolating to flatten the curve.

Doing a home-visit is not urgent during this COVID-19 pandemic.

At this time, I go to work, utilize the ever dwindling supply of PPE available, I go home, I buy groceries, get gas and that is it for my public appearances. I am thinking NOT only of my dogs, yet, my family and you…I am thinking of all of the other people out there….

3) It does greatly concern us with the number of inquiries coming our way over the past few months with the vast majority being for the wrong reason(s) from people now wanting to adopt.

On a ‘good’ day, we get almost 1,000 emails and about 50 phone calls.

These past several months; we are up to almost 2,000 emails and almost 125 phone calls a day.

People telling us that they now have time on their hands. If you did not have time before you stopped working; what makes you think that you will have time once you go back to work?

Additionally, even with people going on EI; the monies coming in are not the same as if you were working and if you feel that you are struggling to pay bills, buy groceries, how do you feel that you can take on the costs of having a Giant Breed dog?

The average cost – and I have been tracking this since 1996 – of owning a giant breed per year, PRIOR to emergencies is $2,400.

All of this to say; we will not be processing any applications until it is ideal plus safe to do so.

If you send us a completed application along with the non-refundable application fee, we will be responding that we are not accepting nor reviewing applications and when we do feel that it is safe to do so, we shall begin to slowly open up. 

Our Petfinder and home websites as posted are kept up to date and all details re: said dogs are on their individual blogs. Once, we do open up again for new applications, we will remain ONLY responding to completed applications. You would be welcome to re-submit your application along with the non-refundable application fee at that time for members of the BHRR BOD to consider. We will NOT be holding on to your applications nor the non-refundable application fee from now to then. 

**EXCEPTION: We shall no longer be covering the cost of any banking or PayPal fees should people send this non-refundable fee. In May/June, we were out of pocket almost $100 as people were not be mindful. This is much needed money being taken away from the animals as we are covering the fees out of our own pockets and that is money that we would have used for the BHRR animals.**

Asking us what the cost to adopt is or asking to meet a dog; is all information found on our websites. Each BHRR dog has an extremely thorough individual blog that dates back to when they first arrived into Rescue. Emailing or calling us asking for more details, what our adoption fees are, wanting to come and see the dogs are not going to be responded to any longer. We have posted many times over that we are not a pound, shelter or facility and no, you cannot just visit a dog or make an appointment to visit a dog. We are an all Volunteer organization that operates from our own home and that of our approved Foster homes. 

AND yes, we are not other groups – we are NOT going to take chances that our dogs could be set up for failure – and as it is the prerogative of other groups to adopt out during this brutally difficult time, it remains our prerogative to not do so. Our adoption success rates are second to no other group out there – 100% for over 10 years of operating and now 98% as we go through year 24. We will not compromise on our policies, procedures and processes.

We are NOT desperate to adopt out our dogs. All dogs that are deemed adoptable shall ONLY be adopted to right matched personality fit homes that are approved via our thorough adoption screening process.

Thanks!

As we continue to receive inquiries and/or applications re: adoptions, we are making yet another blog post – there is one also made on June 8th – on all of our adoptable dogs’ blogs re: our current positioning. Our Facebook page and Petfinder also state our present closure for adoption applications.

**WITH COVID-19, WE ARE NOT ACCEPTING/CONSIDERING ANY NEW ADOPTION APPLICATIONS UNTIL AT LEAST AUGUST.**
**DATE SUBJECT TO CHANGE & BE PUSHED FURTHER OUT ONCE AGAIN.**

Please note that we are NOT reviewing nor approving any new applications for approved adoptions until at least August.

We will re-evaluate this closer to that date as to if we need to extend that date.

We will not be accepting any applications or any non-refundable applications fees during this time. 

This is for several reasons:

1) BHRR requires a Vet Reference and as someone who works in animal medicine, I know how absolutely insanely busy we are at this time with our staff/hours. We are NOT going to jam up the phone lines doing vet references when people are trying to get through to make urgent appointments, asking for refills of lifesaving meds, needing prescription food etc.

Additionally, the government has only recently announced that Vet Hospitals can now open up to do non-essential appointments and not only operate on an urgent basis. The backlog to the Vet Hospitals is incredible.

People answering the phones at Vet Hospitals need to be answering the phones for many other reasons. Not for Vet references.

We need to focus on patient care at the Hospital and we respect and understand that other Hospitals need to do the same. We are an essential service and need to be able to provide that service to the best of our abilities and checking Vet references does not fall under that criteria.

2) We cannot nor will we do home-visits. I put my life and my family’s life at risk every day that I go to work to take care of other people’s pets. Doing a home-visit is not responsible nor does it follow the policy set forth from the government that we need to be practising self-isolating to flatten the curve.

Doing a home-visit is not urgent during this COVID-19 pandemic.

At this time, I go to work, utilize the ever dwindling supply of PPE available, I go home, I buy groceries, get gas and that is it for my public appearances. I am thinking NOT only of my dogs, yet, my family and you…I am thinking of all of the other people out there….

3) It does greatly concern us with the number of inquiries coming our way over the past few months with the vast majority being for the wrong reason(s) from people now wanting to adopt.

On a ‘good’ day, we get almost 1,000 emails and about 50 phone calls.

These past several months; we are up to almost 2,000 emails and almost 125 phone calls a day.

People telling us that they now have time on their hands. If you did not have time before you stopped working; what makes you think that you will have time once you go back to work?

Additionally, even with people going on EI; the monies coming in are not the same as if you were working and if you feel that you are struggling to pay bills, buy groceries, how do you feel that you can take on the costs of having a Giant Breed dog?

The average cost – and I have been tracking this since 1996 – of owning a giant breed per year, PRIOR to emergencies is $2,400.

All of this to say; we will not be processing any applications until it is ideal plus safe to do so.

If you send us a completed application along with the non-refundable application fee, we will be responding that we are not accepting nor reviewing applications and when we do feel that it is safe to do so, we shall begin to slowly open up. 

Our Petfinder and home websites as posted are kept up to date and all details re: said dogs are on their individual blogs. Once, we do open up again for new applications, we will remain ONLY responding to completed applications. You would be welcome to re-submit your application along with the non-refundable application fee at that time for members of the BHRR BOD to consider. We will NOT be holding on to your applications nor the non-refundable application fee from now to then. 

**EXCEPTION: We shall no longer be covering the cost of any banking or PayPal fees should people send this non-refundable fee. In May/June, we were out of pocket almost $100 as people were not be mindful. This is much needed money being taken away from the animals as we are covering the fees out of our own pockets and that is money that we would have used for the BHRR animals.**

Asking us what the cost to adopt is or asking to meet a dog; is all information found on our websites. We are not a pound, shelter or facility and no, you cannot just visit a dog or make an appointment to visit a dog. We are an all Volunteer organization that operates from our own home and that of our approved Foster homes. 

AND yes, we are not other groups – we are NOT going to take chances that our dogs could be set up for failure – and as it is the prerogative of other groups to adopt out during this extremely difficult time, it remains our prerogative to not do so. Our adoption success rates are second to no other group out there – 100% for over 10 years of operating and now 98% as we go through year 24. We will not compromise on our policies, procedures and processes.

Thanks!

 

Please note that we are NOT reviewing nor approving any applications for approved adoptions until at least August.

We will re-evaluate this closer to that date as to if we need to extend that date.

We will not be accepting any applications or any non-refundable applications fees during this time. 

This is for several reasons:

1) BHRR requires a Vet Reference and as someone who works in animal medicine, I know how absolutely insanely busy we are at this time with our staff/hours. We are NOT going to jam up the phone lines doing vet references when people are trying to get through to make urgent appointments, asking for refills of lifesaving meds, needing prescription food etc.

Additionally, the government has announced that Veterinarians can ONLY operate on an urgent basis.

People answering the phones at Vet Hospitals need to be answering the phones for urgent reasons. Not for Vet references.

We need to focus on patient care at the Hospital and we respect and understand that other Hospitals need to do the same. We are an essential service and need to be able to provide that service to the best of our abilities and checking Vet references does not fall under that criteria.

2) We cannot nor will we do home-visits. I put my life and my family’s life at risk every day that I go to work to take care of other people’s pets. Doing a home-visit is not responsible nor does it follow the policy set forth from the government that we need to be practising self-isolating to flatten the curve.

Doing a home-visit is not urgent during this COVID-19 pandemic.

At this time, I go to work, utilize the ever dwindling supply of PPE available, I go home, I buy groceries, get gas and that is it for my public appearances. I am thinking NOT only of my dogs, yet, my family and you…I am thinking of all of the other people out there….

3) It does greatly concern us with the number of inquiries coming our way over the past couple of weeks.

On a ‘good’ day, I get almost 1,000 emails and about 50 phone calls.

These past four weeks; we are up to almost 2,000 emails and almost 125 phone calls a day.

People telling us that they now have time on their hands. If you did not have time before you stopped working; what makes you think that you will have time once you go back to work?

Additionally, even with people going on EI; the monies coming in are not the same as if you were working and if you feel that you are struggling to pay bills, buy groceries, how do you feel that you can take on the costs of having a Giant Breed dog?

The average cost – and I have been tracking this since 1996 – of owning a giant breed per year, PRIOR to emergencies is $2,400.

All of this to say; we will not be processing any applications until it is ideal plus safe to do so.

If you send us a completed application along with the non-refundable application fee, we will be responding that we are not accepting nor reviewing applications and when we do feel that it is safe to do so, we shall begin to slowly open up. 

Our Petfinder and home websites as posted are kept up to date and all details re: said dogs are on their individual blogs. Once, we do open up again for applications, we will remain ONLY responding to completed applications. You would be welcome to re-submit your application along with the non-refundable application fee at that time for members of the BHRR BOD to consider. We will NOT be holding on to your applications nor the non-refundable application fee from now to then. 

**EXCEPTION: We shall no longer be covering the cost of any banking or PayPal fees should people send this non-refundable fee. In May/June, we were out of pocket almost $100 as people were not be mindful. This is much needed money being taken away from the animals as we are covering the fees out of our own pockets and that is money that we would have used for the BHRR animals.**

Asking us what the cost to adopt is or asking to meet a dog; is all information found on our websites. We are not a pound, shelter or facility. We are an all Volunteer organziation that operates from our own home and that of our approved Foster homes. 

AND yes, we are not other groups and as it is their prerogative to adopt out during this extremely difficult time and it remains our perogative to not do so.

Thanks!

THIS came on my radar last night!

Nicki is making handmade bracelets to benefit our Giant Breed Rescue & Rehabilitation Programs!

100% comes to BHRR and she is doing this indefinitely!

HOW creative, thoughtful and generous is this?! 

I already bought mine!

CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS & to purchase yours:

Gemstone

“This bracelet is to support the Ottawa Birch Haven giant dog breed Rescue and Rehabilitation centre. (BHRR).

The unakite beads are a stone that is believed to help with feelings of abandonment and separation issues – very fitting as a representation for dogs that have lost their homes for various reasons. The cost of feeding, medicating, and housing giant breed dogs is much higher than rescues for smaller breeds so every little bit helps.

Paw print charm is made of brass”

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 almost 25 years.

Our XMAS Shut down period for this year is from Friday December 20th, 2019 to Friday January 3rd, 2020 inclusive.

Any applications received during this time will be processed/reviewed as of Saturday January 4th, 2020!

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

BHRR’s Winter Wonderland
November 11th, 2019

As always, they thrive best with consistency, structure and routine and are ‘on alert’ waiting patiently for Kinsley to come home from school. That time of day!

THAT we are currently receiving 15+cms of snow and it is a snow day, does not cross their minds!

AND there is always one or two that march to their own drum – Summit (Deaf/Blind) & Salt (Deaf/Visually Impaired) are the only SMART ones, realising that Kinsley is actually in the house and are facing the house! 

Nothing wrong with their noses and they have excelled with their scent training!  Summit & Salt win in knowing exactly where Kinsley is!

A great day for fun filled snow play and now all are crashed out by the fireplaces having nice snoozes!

My last post of my night….

Thank you SO much to BHRR’s Burst’s wonderful temp foster Mama in tagging me in this photo!

Her big foster sister is named Phoebe! 

BHRR’s Burst(Lab/Dane) is still Available For Adoption to that right matched forever loving home.

To all of our friends, family plus supporters, please remember to tell your loved ones how much you care about them…..life is fragile…..no one knows what tomorrow shall bring.

UPDATE: AND BHRR’s Burst is now tucked into her Approved temp foster home! 

She remains AVAILABLE FOR ADOPTION to that right match forever loving home! 

Going to miss this dynamo of a girl! 

AND we are on our way

We are going to see if this home is a right matched temp foster for BHRR’s Burst!

Everything crossed! 

NOTE: we are still seeking an approved BHRR temp foster home for BHRR’s Sawyer also.

Remember, if you are an Approved BHRR adoptive home, you are also an approved temp foster home plus Volunteer. 

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.

 

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’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