BHRR Animals Available For Adoption

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

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

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

We also require that at the time of meeting any BHRR animal (after completing the application process up to that point) that the whole family + any other currently owned animals are either brought to the locale of the animal in question for at least one meeting to take place, yet almost always, we bring said dog to the home as part of the home-visit.

BHRR only places per best matched personality fit.

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

 

 

BHRR’s Leroy(M) – AVAILABLE FOR ADOPTION SINCE June 4th, 2014 -*Great Dane

BHRR’s Salem(F) – AVAILABLE NEW ARRIVAL SINCE February 5th, 2015 – *Great Dane/Mastiff

BHRR’s Ivy(F)AVAILABLE FOR ADOPTION SINCE February 18th, 2015   -*Great Dane

BHRR’s Raven(F) – AVAILABLE FOR ADOPTION SINCE October 8th, 2015 -*Great Dane

BHRR’s Steam (Steam Boat)(F) – AVAILABLE FOR ADOPTION SINCE Dec 1, ’15 – *Mini Aussie(Deaf/Visually impaired)

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

BHRR’s Whisper(F) – AVAILABLE FOR ADOPTION SINCE March 14th, 2016 -*Great Dane(Deaf/Visually Impaired)

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

BHRR’s Rubble(M) – AVAILABLE FOR ADOPTION SINCE September 19th, 2016 -*Great Dane

BHRR’s Pearl(F) – AVAILABLE FOR ADOPTION SINCE February 12th, 2017 -*Great Dane

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

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

BHRR’s Capone(M) – AVAILABLE FOR ADOPTION SINCE July 16th, 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 Gus(M) – AVAILABLE FOR ADOPTION SINCE August 20th, 2017 -*Neo(Mastino) – PENDING Adoption as of Sept. 16th/17

BHRR’s Cagney(F)  – AVAILABLE FOR ADOPTION SINCE September 10th, 2017 – *Saint Bernard

BHRR’s Lacey(F) – AVAILABLE FOR ADOPTION SINCE September 17th, 2017 – *Saint Bernard

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

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

BHRR’s Gem(F) – NOT YET AVAILABLE FOR ADOPTION – NEW ARRIVAL August 22nd, 2017 – *Great Dane

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

Puppy #1(F) –  NOT YET AVAILABLE FOR ADOPTION – NEW ARRIVAL September 12th, 2017 – *Great Dane

Puppy #2(F) – NOT YET AVAILABLE FOR ADOPTION – NEW ARRIVAL September 12th, 2017 – *Great Dane

Puppy #3 – NOT YET AVAILABLE FOR ADOPTION – NEW ARRIVAL September 12th, 2017 – *Great Dane

Puppy #4 – NOT YET AVAILABLE FOR ADOPTION – NEW ARRIVAL September 13th, 2017 – *Great Dane

Puppy #5 – NOT YET AVAILABLE FOR ADOPTION – NEW ARRIVAL September 13th, 2017 – *Great Dane

Puppy #6 – NOT YET AVAILABLE FOR ADOPTION – NEW ARRIVAL September 13th, 2017 – *Great Dane

Puppy #7 – NOT YET AVAILABLE FOR ADOPTION – NEW ARRIVAL September 13th, 2017 – *Great Dane

Puppy #8 – NOT YET AVAILABLE FOR ADOPTION – NEW ARRIVAL September 13th, 2017 – *Great Dane

Puppy #9 – NOT YET AVAILABLE FOR ADOPTION – NEW ARRIVAL September 13th, 2017 – *Great Dane

Puppy #10 – NOT YET AVAILABLE FOR ADOPTION – NEW ARRIVAL September 13th, 2017 – *Great Dane

Puppy #11 – NOT YET AVAILABLE FOR ADOPTION – NEW ARRIVAL September 13th, 2017 – *Great Dane

Puppy #12 – NOT YET AVAILABLE FOR ADOPTION – NEW ARRIVAL September 13th, 2017 – *Great Dane

Puppy #13(M) – NOT YET AVAILABLE FOR ADOPTION – NEW ARRIVAL September 13th, 2017 – *Great Dane

 

BHRR EVENTS

NOTICE: UPCOMING BHRR EVENTS:

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

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

2. BHRR will be at Pet Valu Hazeldean on Saturday November 4th from 10 AM – 4 PM
*Our last community education & public awareness event of 2017!
Dog Baths
Nail Trims
Ear Cleanings
Some Merchandise for Sale
*We are seeking 3 more BHRR Approved Volunteers to hang out with us on Saturday. Please EMAIL

3. Our 6th Annual BHRR’s CHAIN OF SUCCESS “THANK YOU” Potluck is Saturday December 16th from 2 PM – 8 PM. 
FREE YET PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED & You can join the facebook group above for more information and all the fun details!

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’.

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

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

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This last week has truly been a nightmare in several ways yet I wanted to take a moment to share a warm photo…..does not take the stress, worry for the Saint pups nor the painful heartache of a personal loss away yet just seeing this photo gives me a moment to experience something happy during a horrendous time.

Mason fell asleep watching TV and when he woke up, this was the scene he faced….a no couch rule all the way here and they are listening so well aren’t they?!!! 

Thanks Mason for the photo….. 

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

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

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

More information in link above and in poster!

We know many have been patiently….or, not so patiently waiting!!!

Here is the FOURTH instalment of our 2016 Traditional December 24th XMAS Eve Photo’s!
*8 more photo’s just added! To see all 30 pictures to date that have been posted, click on the actual album!*

As most dogs remain in their approved Temp Fosters, not all doggies could have their photo’s done BUT, we got those that we could! We will be posting over the next few days over 50 photo’s of BHRR doggies & a few of our own!

We have had quite a few come back for the Holidays as their families are travelling.

ALWAYS a blast for us at BHRR!

We cannot SHOUT out enough big thanks of our deepest appreciation to ALL those that stepped up to be part of our 14th ANNUAL SS to the BHRR dogs!

Another amazing successful year THANKS to so many angels that made it possible!!!

We only had 1 person not send their SS’s yet, as we had other kind plus thoughtful generous people send extra goodies to help cover any that were missed, we are so BLESSED to say that, each BHRR dog had something special to call their own this XMAS!!!

Many of these dogs are experiencing their very first XMAS of love, shelter, with enough food and, tons of helping hands, not hurtful or neglectful ones…. THANK you’s being sent out again to every wonderful and lovely Secret Santa that made this possible!!!

I am inspired by your caring, giving and, incredibly beautiful hearts!!! A million thank you’s being sent again!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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NOTICE:

BHRR does not adopt out during the XMAS season due to our position that it is not in the best interest of any new addition being added during such a busy, exciting and somewhat stressful time for many.

Quite a few other Rescues, Shelters, Pounds etc. have also begun to follow a similar protocol to what we have been doing for 2 decades.

Our XMAS Shut down period for this year is from Friday December 16th, 2016 to Tuesday January 3rd, 2017 inclusive.

Any applications received during this time will be processed/reviewed as of Wednesday January 4th, 2017!

During this time, BHRR is available 24/7 as always for requests for assistance of animals in need.

Thank you for your continued understanding – The BHRR Team

Gentle Reminder!

We are at Pet Valu Hazdeldean this Saturday November 26th from 10 AM – 4 PM for our last community education and public awareness event of 2016!

We are looking at bringing BHRR’s Kaos, BHRR’s Steam and BHRR’s Whisper for our famous Red Carpet Pooch Smooch Sessions!

We will be doing nails, ear cleanings and dog baths – ALL inside too!

More details in poster!

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BHRR’s Baby Kaos is getting ready for Halloween! Not Yet Available For Adoption!

Remember to have safe Halloween practises for a happy Halloween for pets & kids!

NOTE: BHRR shall be closed for the intake of adoption applications and shall not approve adoptions from Monday the 24th of October to Tuesday November 1st inclusive.

We do not adopt out around the Halloween season and many others Rescues, shelters, pounds etc. have also begun to follow a similar protocol.

We do not believe it is in the best interest of the animals in our program, especially for dark coloured dogs.

During this time, BHRR is available 24/7 as always for requests for assistance of animals in need.

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*CORRECTION: Location Address is: 5919 PERTH STREET, Richmond, Ontario*

Our next microchip clinic is being hosted with Dr. Zak at Pet Valu Richmond on Saturday September 10th!

Dr. Zak has now been with us for 8 microchip clinics to date and this is #9!
*No appointments necessary
*We are inside so rain or shine!
*10 AM – 4 PM

Our accreditation per CVO requirements to host this microchip clinic shall also be posted.

We shall also be doing dog baths, ear cleanings, nails for cats & dogs and will have some merchandise for sale! Come meet some of the big dawgs of BHRR! More details in poster.

All monies raised shall go towards helping to pay off the bills for BHRR’s Dyson’s partial tail amputation that is scheduled for September 8th.

BHRR has been precedent setting/instrumental over the past almost 10 years with our Microchip Clinics in our efforts of having more dogs/cats hopefully find their way home should they become lost or stolen by being chipped.

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We are just 5 SLEEPIES away to our biggest Fundraiser Event of the year. 🙂 July 10th!

Thank you to everyone that is making this a most promising and exciting event again for 2016!

What has traditionally been the largest microchip fundraiser in Canada!

Kanata Animal Hospital’s 9th ANNUAL Microchip, Nail Trim & BBQ Fundraiser!

There shall also be ear cleaning, a silent auction table, baked goodies for humans, doggie treats, Canine Water Wellness shall be there, Pet Valu shall have our dog cooling/treat station again in 2016, Pet photography, Face-painting and so much more!

Come meet some of the big dawgs of BHRR! 😀

No appointments necessary!
Rain or Shine!
9 AM – 4 PM
440 Hazeldean Road

Here is an update on what we are still needing:

BHRR is in search of the following items for our event for 2016!!!
Thank you in advance for any consideration!!
STILL ISO:
1) Volunteers to put up posters in their local community including training facilities, work, friends, family, neighbours etc. Please email contactbhrr@gmail.com
2) Donations of pop, bottled water, & small bags of chips.
3) NEED DRAW PRIZES! Please email contactbhrr@gmail.com
4) Bags of ICE! ICE! ICE!
5) Silent Auction Items
6) Human Bakers
7) Dog Treat Bakers
8) Gift cards – please email contactbhrr@gmail.com
9) Coolers to borrow for pop/juice/ice
10) Tables
11) Chairs
12) 1 more Tent – I have three, PV Stittville will have one, CWW will have one, Doogie will have one, The Maracle Family will have one.
***This event is such a great time!***

Here is the Facebook Event Page to join and stay updated! 🙂

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BHRR’s Mama Great Dane Eve!

She is ready! She is AVAILABLE FOR ADOPTION!

She is an almost 6.5 year old Great Dane and is a truly special girl!

She has come SO SO SO far since her arrival to BHRR on December 7th, 2015.

She can go to a home that works full time, part-time, from home, is semi-retired or retired. Another versatile BHRR Dane!

She is 100% Housebroken, and has proven to be 100% trustworthy in our home(we never recommend too much freedom to start!). She can often be found in the AM’s lounging on one of our couches….

She is a great traveller in the car – still has a small bit of worry that she may be left behind yet that has diminished greatly since her arrival and the more great experiences she has had out and about, the more relaxed and comfortable she becomes.

She had a fabu photo session! She is a stunning girl, loyal and playful and age is but a number!

She is extremely affectionate plus faithful to those that earn her trust and when you become part of her ‘circle of success’ she will be your friend forever.

She needs patience, understanding and time plus structure, obedience and not to mention TONS of love! If you do that for her, there is nothing that she would not do for you in turn.

She has captured a huge part of my heart and I promised her from the day that she arrived that she would NEVER be bred again – like all of our dogs, she has been spayed and I also pexied here – she would never lack for kindness, loving touches or caring arms to be there for her AND that she would forever be safe…..

Her social skills have come a LONG way and a home that is not overly actively social would suit her best. A home that will not hide her away from the world yet would not thrust her into the middle of 100’s of people.

Just as not all people are confident and comfortable around tons of other people, neither is she. She is more the intimate small gathering sort, long walks on the beach, quiet AM or evenings strolls, backyard BBQ’s with friends/family and no small children for she has more than raised her share of babies in her 6+ years….it is time for her to be the ‘baby’ of her own home…

Long weekend drives, country hikes and she would be in heaven! She is quiet and patient and gorgeous.

A home with or without a right matched companion dog is fine. She loves the company of other dogs and in the past couple of months has even been seen playing with some of the BHRR doggies!

She reminds of a dog that has had only herself to rely on in many ways and has found it hard to just ‘let go’ and be a dog and live life as she always should have….BUT, she is getting there in so many ways! She takes much enjoyment from things that one made her worried/nervous and has even been seen to ask others for affection and not fear rejection. She has always wanted loved, she just did not know how to ask for it nor did she probably feel deserving.

Yet, she is! AND, for that right matched forever loving home, she is going to make the best family companion, perfect in all of her perfections.

I know that I will cry the best of tears when that right home comes along for her for I see not just her outer beauty, yet her inner beauty, her big beautiful heart, her huge soul and her loving, gentle, kind, affectionate plus playful nature…..I ADORE her!

Congratulations my stunning lovely….you DID it!

Thank you Melissa Roy for your time, talent and kindness again! Love the photo’s!

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BHRR’s Mama GD Eve had her professional photo shoot tonight and I was so so so proud of her!

Melissa’s patience plus kind heart had Mama Eve, not once yet twice go to Melissa for some love.

This was such a positive experience for Mama GD Eve who has come such a long long way from when she first arrived at BHRR December 7th. Her confidence is stronger and she is more comfortable around people and is taking so much enjoyment in things that once made her worried and stressed. She lacked a lot in socialization and my heart is bursting with so much pride for her right now!

Here is a photo on our way home from the photo shoot! Cannot wait to see her professional pictures and then she is going to have a special announcement to make.

You can see that Mama GD Eve is equally proud of her bravery! She even was loved on by a kind employee at the Quickie also in Kemptville. All of these positive experiences shall continue to help her learn more and more about all the kind loving hands that the world has to offer!!

This beautiful soon to be Senior(7 this year) Dane has a massive part of my heart…..I absolutely adore her…..

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***UPDATE: 27 NEW Items Added Tuesday March 22nd to the Facebook Silent Auction***

The detailed rules of this Silent Auction are posted in the first photo in this album.

As many are now aware, Sean has been diagnosed with a retro-peritoneal liposarcoma.

The current size of it is 8.2 cm x 10 cm x 21 cm. This is an extremely RARE cancer – less than 1%.

A short medical summary:

His third CT scan, this one on his chest has come back at this time clear of any enlarged lymph nodes and metastasis. His MRI not only confirmed that this was a complex surgery yet was even more complicated than once thought – ONLY two surgeries like he needs has ever been done to date by his two expert surgical oncologists.

His surgical team shall be upwards to 20 people now including his two surgical oncologists, his urologist and his ortho specialist plus supporting nursing team. His surgery is expected to be ~10-12 hours in length.

We now have a surgery date set of March 23rd.

We know that his one ureter is compromised, and that he may lose his one kidney. We know that he will have part of his colon removed and that his femoral nerve is at high risk of damage and./or removal. He will need to have his Psoas muscle completely removed and his Iliacus muscle will be partially removed.

He will also need to have the hernia repaired – the mass/tumour has herniated down his thigh and into his groin area.

They will send the whole mass/tumour off to histiopathology.

While we should be celebrating our 20th anniversary of operating BHRR, instead BHRR now faces an uncertain future. BHRR does not receive any corporate, provincial or federal government support. We operate on the kindness of donations, adoption fees and we do several yearly fundraisers. However, 60% of the payment towards BHRR’s expenses comes from the pockets of Sean and myself.

All of this is to say that we are not looking for sympathy or anyone to feel sorry for us.

Instead, what we are hoping to do to help ensure the future of BHRR is raise some monies to help with bills over the next three months for BHRR that we have always covered ourselves as Sean shall not be working and I myself am taking a month off without pay from my behavioural work plus shifts at the Hospital.

One way that we are hoping to cover bills is to do at least one Facebook silent auction. If anyone has an item or items that they would like to donate to this cause, please do email contactbhrr@gmail.com

If anyone wishes to make an independent monetary donation, they can do so via email transfer to gwen@birchhaven.org or via PayPal to gwen@birchhaven.org – Please use the ‘Friends & Family’ option so that we are not charged fees.

*The BHRR Auction will begin NOW
*The BHRR Auction will end at 9 PM EST on Sunday March 27th, 2016
*All bid prices are in Canadian funds.
*Bids must be done in $2.00 or Greater increments.

Any questions, please do email gwen@birchhaven.org or call (613) 725-4279

As many know, BHRR is a Great Dane & Giant Breed Rescue that focuses strongly on the special needs and has been around since 1996. We are federally registered and are an all Volunteer Rescue. We also work with Equines.

We have a second to none adoption success rate and also provide a safe haven for animals that are deemed unadoptable due to medical and/or behavioural reasons. BHRR also has a program that works with the homeless and their pets each XMAS – Operation D.O.G. – Donating our Goodness plus we have a Helping Haven of Hope and Happiness that works with women/children and their pets in domestic abuse situations. We have been operating these two programs for over 15 years as part of our way of continuing to help animals and people in our community.

We are a unique one of a kind program out there like none other.

While we should be celebrating our 20th anniversary of operating BHRR, instead BHRR now faces an uncertain future. BHRR does not receive any corporate, provincial or federal government support. We operate on the kindness of donations, adoption fees and we do several yearly fundraisers. However, 60% of the payment towards BHRR’s expenses comes from the pockets of Sean and myself.

With our wish to ensure that every penny that comes to BHRR goes direct to them for food and Vet bills or items of comfort like dog beds, Sean & I have been covering 100% exclusively all the rescue hydro bills -$1,040/month, Phone, Gas for transports, home-visits and vet visits etc. We cover almost 50% of all the food bills out of our own pockets – BHRR goes through almost 120 pounds of dog food a day. Vet Bills are the same.

As some are now aware, in September of 2015, my husband Sean was found to have a mass. It took until January of 2016 for the experts to diagnose said mass for he has an extremely rare cancer.

Sean has been diagnosed with a retro-peritoneal liposarcoma.

The current size of his mass is 8.2 cm x 10 cm x 21 cm. This is an extremely RARE cancer – less than 1%.

To further complicate matters, this mass has herniated down into his thigh and groin severely compromising his ureter and femoral nerve. He has had three CT scans of which his latest has shown that to date his chest remains clear of metastasis and his lymph nodes are not enlarged. His MRI has shown that his case is extremely complicated and the surgery he shall specifically require, scheduled for March 23rd has ONLY ever been done twice before by the two expert surgical oncologists assigned to him.

All of this is to say that we are not looking for sympathy or anyone to feel sorry for us.

Instead, what we are hoping to do to help ensure the future of BHRR is raise some monies to help with bills over the next three months for BHRR that we have always covered ourselves as Sean shall not be working and I myself am taking a month off without pay from my behavioural work plus shifts at the Hospital.

One way that we are hoping to cover bills is to do at least one Facebook silent auction. If anyone has an item or items that they would like to donate to this cause, please do email contactbhrr@gmail.com

If anyone wishes to make an independent monetary donation, they can do so via email transfer to gwen@birchhaven.org or via PayPal to gwen@birchhaven.org – Please use the ‘Friends & Family’ option so that we are not charged fees.

Since Sean’s mass was first discovered in September, BHRR has remained operating with top notch quality hosting successful events such as our annual creative ‘Dine with the Dogs’, BHRR mini Open Houses, BHRR ‘Private’ Experiences, community education and public awareness events and even our annual XMAS ‘Chain of Success’ Potluck.

We have successfully rehabbed and adopted quite a few dogs and assisted many other groups also during this time.

The quality and stellar standard of care of the animals’ in our care has continued without interruption and as the date nears for Sean and I to stop work as he prepares to head into his 10-12 hour surgery on the 23rd of March, it is time to now ask the BHRR village and our community to please consider helping us continue to help those in need of our programs so that we can get through the next 12 weeks.

We want BHRR to be around another 20 years and we hope that people will consider a donation to help with the expenses of the next three months.

BHRR has only taken in three new deserving dogs since January 2016 and hopes to continue with assisting more dogs once Sean’s surgery is over etc.

Thank you in advance for reading this novel….

This is a picture of my husband Sean….BHRR would not be here today without him and please do keep him in your best wishes.

We sincerely hope we can host a couple of successful auctions on with your help!!

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NOTICE:

BHRR shall be closed from Tuesday March 22nd, 2016 to Sunday April 3rd, 2016 inclusive to the intake of adoption applications for processing.

Any applications received during that time will be reviewed in the order that they were received as of Monday April 4th, 2016.

Thanks for your understanding!

BHRR’s Mama Great Dane Eve was spayed plus pexied today. She weighed 50.60 Kgs(111.32 pounds).

I was really proud of her. She is so stressed in strange situations and with strangers and though, I ended up handling her for her sedation and helping to carry her to the surgical table, I am proud of the progress that she has made since her arrival in December.

Baby steps…..

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BHRR’s Latest Winter Wonderful Land VIDEO #1 in today’s crazy 50+ cm of snow! This is VIDEO #1.

Many other dogs are in VIDEO #2 and that will be on those dogs blogs and stated as VIDEO #2

COMING up in four sleepies! Saturday February 13th & Sunday February 14th!

BHRR’s Steam and BHRR’s Flame shall be with us on Saturday and Sunday’s BIG DAWGS are as of yet TBA!

This is our FIRST Community Education and Public Awareness event of 2016! We have not been out since November of 2015!

No appointments are necessary and we are microchipping Saturday and Sunday and more details can be found in the poster below.

Cats and Dogs have to be minimally 8 weeks of age.

Thanks Regan and PV Kanata for hosting us that weekend! So touched as always to have your support!

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Due to a mix-up in scheduling, BHRR’s Eve was not spayed/pexied today. 🙁

We will get her rescheduled ASAP.

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ISO: Bakers! Our 3rd Annual “Breaking Bills Bake’ Online Auction begins Saturday January 16th, 2016 and shall run through until Sunday January 24th, 2016!

We are in search of bakers for human and/or doggie treats for this unique online auction!

All items do not need to be baked until the end of the auction to ensure freshness!

Last year we had 41 amazing goodies up for grabs! We are hoping for an equally wonderfully successful fundraiser to help a most deserving dog in our Great Dane Rescue.

If anyone may consider donating a baked goodie to our creative fundraiser, please do email gwen@birchhaven.org Please do NOT post on this thread for your kind and generous offer may be missed!

All monies raised shall go towards BHRR’ Mavie’s Vet Bills. He was back at KAH on the 14th of December for a post op recheck and to exam the swelling that has begun to develop again on that left front leg of his.  He was back to not eating as well and dropping weight again. Clear signs that something is brewing…..

His had swollen lymph nodes yet was not demonstrating a fever. He is back on the Baytril 150 mg – 3 Tablets BID and that is a cost of almost $300 for just over 8 days. We are also running more bloodwork.

So, our Iron Man is not yet out of the woods………..

Thanks in advance for any consideration………

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BHRR’s Mama GD Eve is hanging at work with me today and her weight was a wonderful 52 KGs(114.4 pounds). Maybe another few more pounds to go and she will be perfect!

She will be having a thorough exam today and bloodwork for heartworm, tick borne diseases plus pre-op in preparation for her spay. She will also have her vaccine boosters.

She has a couple of growths/warts to be looked at more thoroughly and the shelter had also looked at them and there did not appear to be much of a concern. One of them is practically gone now – under her tail.

She will also receive a very thorough ear cleaning as with the extra hands, we will be able to get them squeaky clean now! Wiggle worm she can be at home. 🙂

I will chip her when she is spayed and we will do a good nail trim then.

This girl is a miracle girl and I am hard pressed to think that she is 6! Her best friend is BHRR’s Maple(who is an amazing turnaround lovely herself!!) and to watch those two romp!! Makes my heart feel so happy.

Here is a photo of BHRR’s Mama Eve on our way in to work.

Isn’t she just stunning!!!

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Two lovely photo’s of BHRR’s Mama GD Eve!

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Great news! Mama Eve got to have her IV line pulled today!!! As long as Mama keeps eating and drinking more and more, she can stay of the IV.

Here is Mama Eve and BHRR’s Flame and BHRR’s Ember.

BHRR’s Eve and BHRR’s Flame and BHRR’s Ember’s  Miracle Angels: $1,225 donated to date & Bills $4,509.93
*before paypal fees
Lianne – Dog Bed for Mama GD Eve
Jan
Gracie – IKEA Pillows, two towels and some wool blend packing blankets
Julie B.
Christine – Some puppy toys
Karen
Kim
Dawn
Lianne – Donation towards a case of PVD Essential Care Puppy
Maddie – Case of PVD Essential Care Puppy, 3 cans of Esbilac milk replacer, PV Valu Paw Print Mat 60″ x 30″

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Here are our current needs as promised and as requested by several angels wanting to step up to help us with the 6 year old Mama Great Dane, now named BHRR’s Eve and her 2 x 2 week old babies, both girls.

BHRR’s Flame – has a fiery and feisty personality
BHRR’s Ember – is full of inner strength and determination

1) Pee Pads
2) PVD Essential Care CANNED Puppy Food
3) Esbilac Milk Replacer – Mom is producing little milk and only able to nurse them now a couple of times a day – puppies are currently being tube fed and eating a small amount of a ‘gruel’ mixture of milk replacer/PVD Essential Care Canned Puppy Food
4) Towels
5) Soft Blankets
6) As they age, small appropriate puppy toys
7) All three have an account at Kanata Animal Hospital 613-836-2848 – ‘Eve’, ‘Puppy A’ and ‘Puppy B’ all are under the Birch Haven Rescue & Rehabilitation Services(BHRR) account and the bills are mounting up fast. It is close to XMAS and we know we really do not have any right to ask for monetary donations.
We know that times are tough for so many and, if anyone does have $5.00 to spare, please perhaps consider donating to help this 6 year old Mama Great Dane and her 2 surviving babies. Must have been so hard for her to lose her other babies. 🙁
8) Prayers, blessings and well wishes….they need them….

Both puppies were at high risk as was mom to die earlier this week…….we are taking each day as it comes and I am becoming an expert in 20-30 minute power naps!

One of the Vets on this case said to me yesterday that she would not have been surprised to have seen one, if not both puppies and also mom die(stress bloated) between Tuesday and Wednesday, they were that critical. Whatever Puppy B(BHRR’s Ember) had developed at the shelter, Puppy A(BHRR’s Flame) picked up.

Puppy B(BHRR’s Ember) also remains on liquid Clavamox antibiotics at this time.

Thank you everyone for reading this post.

Welcome to BHRR our beautiful rescue family……you are surrounded by so much love, heart plus soul and a village that is mighty, supportive and so caring……

As many are now aware, BHRR was contacted on Sunday December 6th re: a request to assist a 6 year old Great Dane Mama(bit unstable and somewhat unpredictable) and her 2 week old Puppies at a shelter we have worked with in the past.

We mobilised fast and picked up Mama Dane(now named BHRR’s Eve) and what we then learned remained of her litter – just two puppies on Monday December 7th. Both remaining puppies are wee girls.

It has been a really long, busy, stressful and roller coaster few days with Vet visits etc. and an album shall be created so we can share in detail their story plus journey.

Mama Great Dane, BHRR’s Eve has had two stress bloats. Critical state.

Puppy B(BHRR’s Ember) – had been sent off to the shelter vet shortly before we arrived on Sunday for bloody nasal discharge and congestion. Prognosis is now up to a 60%+ chance of survival. Has moved from a critical status to cautious.

Puppy A(BHRR’s Flame) – began to shortly develop the same symptoms en route to BHRR. Has moved from a cautious status to a good to great chance of survival.

We do plan on posting their needs ASAP also…..

Our Facebook page has naturally been quiet as my time/priority has been spent on trying to ensure the survival of these lives, our newest rescue family…..

Update:
Puppy A(BHRR’s Flame) – prognosis is an excellent one now…..hope no relapse

Puppy B(BHRR’s Ember)  – prognosis of survival rate increased from 50/50 to almost 60%!!! Go baby go!

Mama Eve – is showing me the strength plus heart she passed on to her babies. She is drinking more for me, not quite enough to pull her line, yet getting there!

She is eating better and sigh of relief……and some tears for all three!

She has moved to a 50/50 chance now of survival……

Description of why the puppies are named the way they are:

Puppy A – BHRR’s Flame – she is feisty, strong and quick to ‘combust’ to action and melts your heart. Ever-changing, independent and beautiful.

Puppy B – BHRR’s Ember – never rule out the importance of the slow burning embers of a fire…..slow and steady she goes, determined, possessing her own inner strength, not easily ‘snuffed’ and fills your heart with such warmth. Not to meantime the beauty of the embers of a fire!

BHRR’s Eve and BHRR’s Flame and BHRR’s Ember’s  Miracle Angels: $225 donated to date & Bills $3,851.09
*before paypal fees
Lianne – Dog Bed for Mama GD Eve
Jan
Gracie – IKEA Pillows, two towels and some wool blend packing blankets
Julie B.
Christine – Some puppy toys
Karen

Mama is eating a bit and drinking some and no further stress bloats. While not ‘stable’ she is better than what she was at the shelter and since she first arrivedl to BHRR Monday night.

She plus pups had a rough time in the shelter from what Gwen was told by several shelter staff when she picked up the ‘wee’ family, super skinny, terribly stressed, unstable etc.

She wags her tail for Gwen and Gwen spends special quality time just with mom to help her relax and feel safe and to let mom know that she is important and loved.

Her prognosis is still not great. She remains on IV fluid treatment.

Gwen is working magic over here.

One of the Vets on this case, today told Gwen that she felt felt 100% sure that one if not both puppies would have died between Tuesday and Wednesday, not to mention mom.

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Mom has had two stress bloats now. One yesterday and one this afternoon. She cannot stay in emerge. She has been sent home both times now as Gwen brought her in both times as we are not equipped here obviously to do more than immediate essential care.
She is at a higher risk to tort if she stays in emerge. Gwen is the one that had to run the IV lines to treat for shock, administer IV meds and tube her to decompress the stomach both times.
No one can get near Mom other than Gwen.
Mom is too unstable to sedate and x-rays are not possible in her current state.
Gwen is monitoring her closely and as soon as she becomes stable an emergency spay/pexy is planned.

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Gwen has sent a message that Mama is holding her own right now. She is extremely stressed and no one other than Gwen can get near her.
They are loathe to emergency pexy and spay her in her current state as long as she does not tort.
As soon as she is stable, Gwen will move to a spay/pexy on her.

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UPDATE: it has been a rough and tough day.
We cannot get either pup to latch to a bottle(different nipples of shapes and sizes tried) and they are fighting tube feeding and Mama being stressed refused to nurse. She has pretty much ignored them, even stepping on them in her indifference. 🙁 The longer she does not nurse, the less milk she shall have and increases her own risk of mastitis.
The one puppy actually has a pus discharge now(cytology done) and has been placed on Clavamox drops.
Both puppies are wanting to feed yet are not able to figure things out and the fighting with the tube feeding is tough.
The sicker puppy actually had lost weight since they saw the shelter vet yesterday and that is not good. She is so congested now. 🙁 Hard to suckle when you cannot breathe. 🙁
Now, I am on my way to emerge as mama stress bloated not long after I got home with her. 🙁 Poor girl, the stress of the day caught up to her.
Keep all in your blessings…..

Here is my last post for now….
Mom finally laid down to allow pups to nurse. I and Mason had to hold them in the air before this to nurse as mom was so stressed and would not lay down yet, was calm with the standing to nurse. She is terrified of Sean and ‘quirky’. He has been hand-feeding her some treats which she is taking gently.
She drank twice for me, ate a tiny bit and is resting uneasily.
Per the shelter, babies were premies as is and so tiny.

We are going to call Mama Dane BHRR’s Eve. I dreamt of that name all last night…..and, I did not even have a clue what she looked like yet that name just called out to me. Sean was ‘good’ with it. smile emoticon
Babies, well, we have to wait for Sean to decide!

Gwen has all emerge hospitals on alert right now in case she has to rush them in. Unless absolutely necessary, it was believed by the Vets that they stay with mom and nurse and stay away from the sickness of a Vet Hospital.
The Vet that the shelter sent the one pup to this afternoon before Gwen/Mason arrived gave a list of possibilities that it ‘could’ be. He did not know. He mentioned ‘sinuitis’, ‘distemper’, ‘milk inhalation’, ‘virus’.

That both pups now have signs(bloody nasal discharge etc.) is doubly distressing plus concerning. Aspiration pneumonia concerns us.

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I am now home….long trip home.
Sadly, the second pup has turned for the worse also. 🙁
I am going to be with them throughout the night and we shall post on our BHRR fb page tomorrow, to go publicly to all about the new additions! smile emoticon
We may well end up in emerge.
Hoping it shall be good news….
The sicker puppy is in the collar…..

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Here is mama at the shelter. We are hanging getting to know each other. 🙂
One baby had to rushed off to the Vet as there was some bloody nasal discharge and is now back and we are doing the paperwork.
Sadly, only two puppies have survived from her litter. 🙁

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My last post of my night is a sneak preview of what BHRR has been urgently working on behind the scenes since Sunday.

On Sunday, we were contacted by a shelter that we have such a pleasure working with re: a Great Dane Mama and her 2 week old pups. We mobilized fast and they were picked up earlier this evening for mom was really not doing well in the shelter.

Sadly, we also learned that only 2 of her pups survived and we shall share more re: these pups, their medical status and mom on Monday. The Shelter also believes that these pups were premies.

We will say that we are calling Mama Great Dane, BHRR’s Eve, the two surviving pups(both girls’) will need names. Sean has his thinking cap on and name guru’s, please feel free to throw out suggestions!

They are safe at BHRR right now and settling in……

It has been a very long day for me personally and now that Mom and babies are safely here, I am glad that this day is almost over…..

They will need special Secret Santa’s if anyone is interested! Please do email gwen@birchhaven.org

We shall also post our needs such a pee pads and gently used human pillows etc. tomorrow if anyone may consider a donation to them!

Welcome to BHRR wee one’s and Mama Great Dane Eve!

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