AND The Lord Stafford has been ADOPTED!!! We knew this home was a strong application and, all of us – thanks Kathy and Terry for the assistance today – are in agreement, he is ‘Home’.ย 
He really is…….
Great feeling in the heart and, hard also, yet, the great is what it is about!!!
So happy for him and, the home!!!ย 
Congratulations to all!ย 
The adoption fee will go towards BHRR’s Hercules, the GD that had the untreated broken leg prior to coming into rescue and requires a leg amputation.
Thank you to the home for the donation of some amazing harnesses also.

This adoption was hard….OMG!ย 
So hard this adoption yet, I had my private good-bye as he had to come into the bathroom with me….was not letting me go too far out of his sight….. ๐Ÿ˜‰
I was stronger than I thought I would be…..Kathy as
ked me if I was ok when I was leaving, and, I was….ย ย  ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚
Almost everyone will not know that the home who adopted him, is the same home that who contacted us to assist our now BBBBB, BHRR’s Mavie.ย 
There were two Danes in that high kill pound, and, we took the one that needed us the most, the one with the two front deformed legs – BHRR’s Mavie with his now three major leg surgeries and, $16,000 plus Bills and the Ironman is truly worth it all!! Why we are here!! I could not imagine not saving The Mavie!
AND, the other Dane, DiD took and, so two more lives saved.
It was nice putting a face to the name and, they said they would have also loved BHRR’s Flint yet, he was adopted by the time they found him.

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Another one of The Lord Stafford before we head off for the home-visit!

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Someone getting some more cuddles in before we hit the road for the home-visit!
He did not have a great night, my snorts…..
Despite asking for and booking a room with no carpet, we had carpet and, he is stuffed up and, itchy. ๐Ÿ™
We are leaving shortly and, everything crossed for The Lord Stafford’s home-visit.

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We are here and guess who is back sleeping?!!ย 
The Lord Stafford did NOT like not having his shotgun spot on the drive down….the glares!ย 
He has had a bit of a romp, some supper, water and, now is chilling!ย 
How can something so small take up SO much room in my bed at the hotel!!
The staff here are head over heels in love with him and, he is working it!! LOL
We hope all have a good, safe, happy plus healthy weekend.
We shall post more tomorrow, especially after the home-visit.
I am trying not to think that this is possibly my last night with him….makes my heart feel tight and my stomach clench…..

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We are on our way!!! The Lord Stafford is none too happy that he does not get his shotgun seat with heat! Isn’t he awesome!! You just want to smooch him!!ย 
We shall update after we are settled into our Hotel!!
At a pit stop on our way to SWO – Newmarket OnRoute

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The home-visit for BHRR’s Stafford’s possible approved adoption is this Sunday. We shall update as we can!

My last post for tonight is another exciting one………
The Lord Stafford has moved under a PENDING ADOPTION!
We knew it would not take long…..only three days since he made his exciting announcement!
He has been a fabu honourary Giant for BHRR to have assisted…..as we do focus on those special needs, how could we not have stepped up to help him?!
Keep everything crossed!!!
As you can tell, he is excited himself…..snoring away!ย 

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BHRR’s The Lord Stafford
He has done it! It has been a very long road to health(as healthy as bulldogs can get!) for this amazing wee giant of BHRR!
He truly has been one of the most amazing, impacting special needs dogs that BHRR has ever been truly blessed to have been contacted to assist and, he is ready to say his exciting announcement!
AVAILABLE FOR ADOPTION!ย 
We would love to see him in a home that has kids, he is great with all dogs and, cats and, even horses!
He cannot go to a home that has a lot of carpeting. That will only set off his allergies and, then you are going to be dealing with skin, eye and ear infections.ย 
A home must understand that, he is going to always have these issues and, they must be so diligent about ensuring that he continues to receive top notch Vet care, the best of food(he is on a fish diet) and, of course, keeps letting him be the social magnificent boy that he is!
This photo is courtesy of the Maracle Family when he had a special picnic date with them recently!
I am so happy for this boy! I am going to be so sad for all of us, when, his right matched forever loving home finds him!
You did it BHRR’s Stafford!!! AND, throughout everything you had to go through to become healthy – well other than those nails, squirming worm – you have been so happy, gentle, loving and, precious……..
He can go to a home that works pt, ft, from home, semi-retired etc. He is another versatile BHRR dog!
We want to stress that he can ONLY go to a home that has zero to very minimal carpeting due to his reaction to carpets in both of his temp foster home when he was with her and, also on his one picnic play date.
A home that has a dog that is a great personality fit is great yet, not required.
We also really want to say again that, we would like to see him in a home with children or, where he is going to have lots of exposure to kids. He loves them.
Another important point is a home that is not going to make him obese and, think that is ‘normal’ for a bulldog. He has a waistline, he is suppose to have a waistline and, we are going to be quite strict about any future adoptive home being very mindful that his weight needs to stay between 19.8 and 20.5 KGs.
This breed has breathing issues to begin with……let’s not make it worse by adding unnecessary weight.
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Here are two more photo’s from earlier today of The Lord at KAH. Taken by L. Smith. He adores her! AND, he loves to eat snow. ๐Ÿ˜€

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Someone says stay tuned! He has an extremely special and exciting thing to announce later today!!
Right now, he is catching up on some zzzzzzz’s after a busy day of hanging at KAH!!
He has his ‘shotgun’ seat, heat on and, asleep before I left the parking lot!!
The Lord Stafford!

His new weight was higher than I want, so, talking to some kids tonight re: his treat intake as, he needs to be monitored so closely. 21.5 Kgs(47.3 pounds). He should be no more than 20.5 kgs.
He is still recovering from his exposure at his his play date to carpet. He is back on eye medication plus, fuciderm for between his toes. We did another KT ear treatment on that left ear of his. Any future approved adopted home is going to have to understand that skin, eye and ear issues are part and parcel of the territory of owning a bulldog.
None of these things are anything that would take him away from being placed up for adoption shortly. He is always going to battle skin, ear and eye issues.

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The Lord had a GREAT day at the ‘Grooming For Grettaย – Sweetheart Spa’ Fundraiser that PV Manotick helped us host on Sunday February 15th! Thanksย to the BHRR village/community $650.65 was raised to go towards her cruciate surgery bills!

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I picked up The Lord today from his temp foster mom and, he was sooooooooooo excited to see me! I also was with him!

I took a look over his eyes and, they look fine. I looked at his chin and feet and, yes, they are definitely not great. I also looked at the one fold his temp foster wanted me to check and, it is slightly infected. 

I told his temp foster mom that, my plan was to take him back for about 10 days, heal him up  and, then bring him back. Should he react again, then we know for sure that the carpet, perhaps even laundry detergent, fabric softener, and, I did not even ask if they use anything like Febreeze, could well be the problem. We will know for sure then, that we do not want to see him in an approved adoptive home that has any carpets and, would have to be careful about other products used around him. 

Per his Foster mom, he went to her healthy and, as I said back to her, this may help us figure out even further what type of home he CANNOT go to and, that she is not a failure! 

It shall be good to get him back on nothing even close to salt or sand either.

His last nail trim was January 24th before he went to his temp foster home and, he really needs his nails done every 2 weeks yet, with his raw feet, they are too painful. So, all the work we did to get his nails looking great, will just have to see slide a bit for now. 

I took him to KAH as I wanted to get an updated weight on him for he had dropped down to 19 kgs and, he was back up to 20 kgs, so giving him the extra 1.5 cups daily as his body fought these infections etc., has helped. He was 20.2 kgs the day he went to his temp foster home. 

I cannot stress enough about how I want to see him between 19.8 kgs and 20.5 kgs. He is not to become obese and, of course, we do not want him skinny. Lean and healthy! He is so fit and, looking like a Bulldog should, not what people' 'think' bulldogs should look like – rotund with stomachs protuding. 

Even per his Vet at KAH, that he is on Baytril and, that he is battling these infections, is a bit concerning. 

He has not had any incontinent issues since he was temp fostered as he is on the Baytril and that is wonderful news!!! 
 

YOU CAN ALSO MAKE BI-WEEKLY AUTOMATIC DONATIONS OR EVEN MONTHLY DONATIONS – HERE 
(You do not need a PayPal account either)

A file is also set up at Kanata Animal Hospital (613) 836-2848 and they will take Visa, M/C and AMEX over the phone under the account of ‘Birch Haven Rescue’ for ‘Stafford’. He has almost $2,000.00 in bills alone at Kana(Kanata Animal Hospital) right now.

They will take Debit or Cash in person at 440 Hazeldean Road in Kanata, Ontario

You can also mail donations via a Bank Draft to:

Birch Haven Rescue & Rehabilitation Services
C/O Gwendilin Boers
2425 Totem Ranch Road West
RR#1 Oxford Station, Ontario
K0G 1T0

OR email transfer to gwen@birchhaven.org

OR via PayPal(please use the ‘gift’ option OR the ‘friends and family’ option) OR we shall have to pay service charge fees. :(

BHRR’s Stafford's Angels  $2,768.32* donated to date & Bills are $4,566.73
Vegan Cupcakes to the Rescue(Wendi)
The Twaddles
Gracie Honalulu's Mom
Barry
Clifford/Lianne
Danielle
Shannon
Isabel
Mary
Dawn
Several Anonymous Donators – We may not know who you are, BUT, we thank you SO much for being there!
Micheline of Helping Ottawa FurKids
3rd ANNUAL 'GIVE It UP 4' Autumn -$1,076 – (FINAL TOTAL As of January 9th, 2015)
BHRR's last "EXPERIENCE' Mini Open House of 2014
PV Hazeldean 'Pooch Smooch' with Rose/Red Carpet & Community Education & Public Awareness Event $446.25
Jason
Pam
50% Donations from our February 1st BHRR "EXPERIENCE" mini open House – $83.12(split with BHRR's Maverick)

 

I received a call from Lord Stafford's temp foster mom tonight. Unfortunately, it may be the carpet, the laundry detergent, fabric softener or, any other number of things yet, the boy that was dropped off raring to go on January 24th to be temp fostered is now battling skin issues. ๐Ÿ™ He is clearly reacting to something or some things in their home. These possible allergens were discussed during his first week with her and, we did a recheck last week, and, she is worried that he is even worse. The Vet said last week, that his eyes were finally fine and, that it was just his normal 'haws' showing up red – third eyelid. Yet, his temp foster mom told me tonight that one of his eyes is now running.

AND, his feet that were hurt in the salt, sand and cold after he arrived to his temp foster home, have gotten worse and, that compounded with allergy flare-up is making for an uncomfortable boy.

With him being on such a strong antibiotic as is, Baytril, this is not good. His foster mom and I only want what is in his best interest.

This affirms plus confirms that we do not want him adopted to a home that has carpeting. His foster mom has tried to be so proactive and do all they could for him and, you know that they truly love him and care for him when they, call and, discuss his situation with myself and, do agree that perhaps it is best that he come back to my home.

I am going to pick him up on my way home from BHRR's Gretta's suture removal and post-op recheck tomorrow and bring back to BHRR.

I know he is going to miss her!!!
 

GENTLE Reminder:
BHRR's Gretta's angels have been working quietly plus hard behind the scenes on a special Fundraiser event to help raise some much needed monies to help her with the bills from her cruciate repair surgery and rehab journey.
Thanks is appreciatively extended to Pet Valu – Manotick for helping us, AND, for hosting this event on Sunday February 15th, 2015 from 10 AM – 4 PM
This is the 'Grooming For Gretta – Sweetheart Spa' Fundraiser!
No APPOINTMENTS necessary!
BHRR is still ISO: two more approved BHRR Volunteers willing and open to helping lend a hand that day! 
This is not a community education or public awareness event for BHRR yet, we will have some merchandise for sale such as our signature leash sleeves plus magnets. smile emoticon
Please email contactbhrr@gmail.com
THANKS once again MUST be shouted out to BHRR BOD member B. Cole for such an amazing poster!

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BHRR's Stafford was in at KAH today for his recheck for his eyes. They are thumbs up! However, a few other things were discovered. 

His weight was way down to only 19 KGS, so advised his temp foster home to up his food per day by an extra cup. We want to see him between 19.8 to 20.5 Kgs. The day he was temp fostered he was 20.2 kgs.

Also, his feet have taken a hit on the salt/sand plus extreme cold in their area, and, so, he has some raw pads. He will have some anti-bacterial soap to clean them and, some Fuciderm cream to use.

Additionally, as this home does have two areas of carpeting(stairs and one room), he has been rubbing and rolling and, he has a flare-up going on with his skin. He will be washed again with his medicated shampoo. In conversing with his approved temp foster home, as, we do not have carpet here, and, they do, we both agree, that any future approved adoptive home, should not have carpet. With his seasonal and food allergies, it sounds like he reacts to things like dust mites and carpet fibres also. 

He LOVED seeing the girls' at KAH and, he had a good experience. If, his feet were great, I would have had the home get him a nail trim also. 

He still is having ZERO incontinent issues and, that is YAY! YAY! YAY! 

We are still on track for him to be placed up as 'Available For Adoption' in early to mid-March. Any future approved adoptive home is going to have to understand that he has those breed specific issues that will always be in the side wings, possibly ready to flare-up…..

Thank you to his approved temp foster home in really trying to do right by him and, loving him. 

Flowers sent my way by The Lord Stafford for my Birthday!

Whomever is 'adopted' by this amazing wee giant is going to be one loved home! wink emoticon

Was talking to his approved temp foster mommy(she calls herself his foster auntie!) today, and, we have scheduled a recheck for his eyes tomorrow and, it shall be good to get a re-weigh on him now that he is in foster care and, the great news is that the Baytril is working! 
Those two micro-organisms from his prostate wash and culture are sensitive to Baytril and, so, hopefully by the beginning of March, he will have a very special announcement to make!
LOVE my Birthday Flowers my 'snort'!
AND, thank you to his ever kind, thoughtful and generous foster auntie for delivering them on his behalf – he is not old enough to drive yet and, he cannot reach the pedals! 
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Back in December, Fran from Global Pet Foods Bank Street (1176 Bank Street) phoned plus emailed us to inquire as to our thoughts in being the rescue to benefit from the annual Global 'Show Us Your Heart' Campaign.https://www.facebook.com/GlobalPetsBank
Fran said that they have been following some of the great work that BHRR has been doing and, wanted to direct funds raised during their annual campaign in 2015, our way. 
To say that we felt humbled and deeply honoured, was putting it lightly. We feel so privileged to have been chosen by Global Pet Foods Bank Street, out of so many out there in the community doing such much needed and essential work helping animals…….
This exciting campaign begins January 31st and shall run through to February 14th, 2015
If you visit their store, you can make a donation in any amount you desire, and, you can write your name or that of your beloved pet(s) on a beautiful red heart and, it will be displayed with such pride and thanks at their store!
All monies raised shall go towards BHRR's Gretta's Vet Bills – she took a bad fall at her approved temp foster home and, we have to now repair the cruciate in her back left leg. Her surgery is January 29th at Liston Animal Hospital. It was the first surgical date we could get…….
Thank you Global Pet Foods Bank Street AGAIN for selecting our small r/q Rescue to support……be it $5 or $50 or more that is raised during your annual campaign, it will mean the world to us!!! AND, to BHRR's Gretta!
Barry, thank you SO much again for working with me on this poster. It is gorgeous!

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AND, The Lord has passed hands! smile emoticon He is safe with Auntie Margaret for his temp foster experience!! smile emoticon

He was really mad at me for he knew something was up yet, he will be totally fine….

AND, I did not bawl like a baby myself! tongue emoticon Only a very mild welling up and maybe a sniffle…. wink emoticon

So excited for both of them!! We will share updates and photo's on his foster journey and adventures as they come in. smile emoticon

I have one very sad daughter at home also missing him…..yet, she understands why we do what we do! 

Happy Foster Day Margaret and Lord Stafford!

We hope that within 6 weeks he wi be ready to make another exciting announcement!

I have been saving this short video from November 6th, 2014 when this kind lady(one of our valued approved volunteers) came with me to Alta Vista AH for The Lord Stafford's specialist consult with Dr. Bruce. ๐Ÿ™‚
I was saving it to post for when BHRR's Stafford was ready to make a special announcement…AND, it is now that time! 
The Lord is going to his approved temp foster home tomorrow! ๐Ÿ˜€
He has to remain on Baytril for the next 6 weeks, for the Prostatitis as, the prostate flush revealed two micro-organisms that the Clavamox nor Doxy, that he was on, were not sensitive to. AND, he is on meds for yet, another eye infection, the poor wee boo YET, nothing that would hold him up for going to his approved temp foster home! ๐Ÿ™‚
He will be sorely missed around our home yet, it is time….this is the next step towards his rehab and, eventually being placed up for adoption! 
Great experience for him and, for his wonderful temp foster mom! ๐Ÿ™‚
We hope that within the next 6 weeks or so, he will be making another exciting announcement! ๐Ÿ˜‰

STAFFORD VIDEO NOVEMBER 6th, 2014

Here are BHRR's Stafford's abdominal x-rays from January 14th, 2015

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BHRR's Stafford's Prostate Wash Results from January 14th, 2015
He has two micro-organisms
1) Proteus Mirabilis
2) Beta Hemolytic Streptococci

**They are sensitive to Baytril. So, The Lord is on Baytril 100 mg SID for the next 6 WEEKS. 
So, he is not going to be available for adoption until after then…we want to be sure that, we are finally getting this resolved.
The Clavamox resolves some of his issues, the Doxy others and, now, we are on to the next eastie beasties……
Being Neutered helped with the prostatitis and, over the next 6 months, this should be the END of his issues….everything crossed!

We are also treating another eye infection(Fucithalmic) and, an ear infection(KT Ear Treatment).

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BHRR's Stafford – 

Dr. Crews, X-ray and u/s interpretation report from his procedures done at KAH on January 14th, 2015

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Our 2nd ANNUAL 'Breaking Bills Baking' Online Auction' starts TODAY – Saturday January 17th, @ 7 AM EST!


We will have 40 extremely generously donated and, delicious items. THANKS to all the baking angels that are making this annual event possible!!!
All monies raised in this Annual Fundraiser shall go towards BHRR's Maverick's Vet Bills. His current Bills are over $15,300.00 which includes three leg surgeries.
To read more details about the auction(those darn rules!) and, to view the items up for grabs so far….please visit the below link and scroll down the page…….Our latest new delectable array of items include Rice Krispies, Macaroons and, at least 5 l of the special pasta sauce that we served at our annual September "DINE WITH THE BHRR DOGGIES' event.

If anyone else would like to donate a baked goodie or goodies, it is NOT too late…all items do not have to be made until the auction is over to ensure freshness for the winner(s), please do email contactbhrr@gmail.com


Already 2015 is shaping up to be another extremely busy year for the special animals in need of us, as we have the Male Blue GD with the untreated broken leg and, have another Dane – BHRR's Gretta that will require a cruciate repair(Surgery is on January 29th) NOT to mention The Lord Stafford and his continued mounting Vet Bills.


We were able to assist 16 dogs in 2014, and, 24 dogs in 2013. We will assist as many as we can responsibly take on with quality and, resources in 2015.


THANK you Barry for working with me on this gorgeous poster!!!!
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The Lord!
January 14th, 2015
Trying his best to stay awake at Kana(Kanata AH)
Today is the big day! Abdominal U/S, More X-rays and, a prostate flush plus another UA with Culture.
Per the previous photo in this album – his estimate is close to $1,000 before taxes.
Anyone that may consider his cause, can donate directly to Kanata Animal Hospital (613) 836-2848
They will take credit cards over the phone and, in person plus cash and debit in person. 
We are not giving up! We will keep working hard to figure out what is happening and, to do out best to make him better!
Always a HUGE hit at work!!!

 

YOU CAN ALSO MAKE BI-WEEKLY AUTOMATIC DONATIONS OR EVEN MONTHLY DONATIONS – HERE 
(You do not need a PayPal account either)

A file is also set up at Kanata Animal Hospital (613) 836-2848 and they will take Visa, M/C and AMEX over the phone under the account of ‘Birch Haven Rescue’ for ‘Stafford’. He has almost $2,000.00 in bills alone at Kana(Kanata Animal Hospital) right now.

They will take Debit or Cash in person at 440 Hazeldean Road in Kanata, Ontario

You can also mail donations via a Bank Draft to:

Birch Haven Rescue & Rehabilitation Services
C/O Gwendilin Boers
2425 Totem Ranch Road West
RR#1 Oxford Station, Ontario
K0G 1T0

OR email transfer to gwen@birchhaven.org

OR via PayPal(please use the ‘gift’ option OR the ‘friends and family’ option) OR we shall have to pay service charge fees. :(

BHRR’s Stafford's Angels  $2,685.20* donated to date & Bills are $4,409.34
Vegan Cupcakes to the Rescue(Wendi)
The Twaddles
Gracie Honalulu's Mom
Barry
Clifford/Lianne
Danielle
Shannon
Isabel
Mary
Dawn
Several Anonymous Donators – We make not know who you are, BUT, we thank you SO much for being there!
Micheline of Helping Ottawa FurKids
3rd ANNUAL 'GIVE It UP 4' Autumn -$1,076 – (FINAL TOTAL As of January 9th, 2015)
BHRR's last "EXPERIENCE' Mini Open House of 2014
PV Hazeldean 'Pooch Smooch' with Rose/Red Carpet & Community Education & Public Awareness Event $446.25
Jason
Pam

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This is the next step for BHRR's Lord Stafford for his occasional incontinent issues. Estimate(before taxes) posted below.
His Vet at Kana(Kanata Animal Hospital) did a lot of research and, the most common thing that he 'could' have is Chronic Prostatitis.
It could resolve on it's own up to 6 months post neuter OR with specific antibiotic medications(if bacterial) yet, we need to be sure that this is what we are looking at instead of some of the other possibilities discussed with myself by his one Vet at KAH.
He is scheduled for these procedures on Wednesday January 14th, 2015 at Kanata AH.
As he was always leaking since he arrived to BHRR, and, he has been on antibiotics(however, neither the Clavamox or the Doxycyline treats Prostatitis), been treated for UTI's, had an urgent neuter to treat the enlarged prostate, we are resolving each medical issue as they are diagnosed. 
So, he remains NOT yet available for temp fostering nor for adoption…..
AND, this could come down to him just being born this way as we DO not know his history.  
Medications could or could not assist in that case……
AND, the x-rays(he is going to have been x-rayed from head to tail at this rate!), plus u/s should help us determine if there is a malformation or tumor(benign or malignant)

YOU CAN ALSO MAKE BI-WEEKLY AUTOMATIC DONATIONS OR EVEN MONTHLY DONATIONS – HERE 
(You do not need a PayPal account either)

A file is also set up at Kanata Animal Hospital (613) 836-2848 and they will take Visa, M/C and AMEX over the phone under the account of ‘Birch Haven Rescue’ for ‘Stafford’. He has almost $2,000.00 in bills alone at Kana(Kanata Animal Hospital) right now.

They will take Debit or Cash in person at 440 Hazeldean Road in Kanata, Ontario

You can also mail donations via a Bank Draft to:

Birch Haven Rescue & Rehabilitation Services
C/O Gwendilin Boers
2425 Totem Ranch Road West
RR#1 Oxford Station, Ontario
K0G 1T0

OR email transfer to gwen@birchhaven.org

OR via PayPal(please use the ‘gift’ option OR the ‘friends and family’ option) OR we shall have to pay service charge fees. :(

BHRR’s Stafford's Angels  $2,650.20* donated to date & Bills are $3,401.13
Vegan Cupcakes to the Rescue(Wendi)
The Twaddles
Gracie Honalulu's Mom
Barry
Clifford/Lianne
Danielle
Shannon
Isabel
Mary
Dawn
Several Anonymous Donators – We make not know who you are, BUT, we thank you SO much for being there!
Micheline of Helping Ottawa FurKids
3rd ANNUAL 'GIVE It UP 4' Autumn -$1,076 – (FINAL TOTAL As of January 9th, 2015)
BHRR's last "EXPERIENCE' Mini Open House of 2014
PV Hazeldean 'Pooch Smooch' with Rose/Red Carpet & Community Education & Public Awareness Event $446.25

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UPDATE: The Lord Stafford went to Kana(Kanata AH) today to discuss his urinary issues further. His one specialist said to wait about 6 weeks post neuter before re-visiting this. 

This wee flirt had a great time – well, other than doing his nails!!  His nails are finally getting to a nice short length – even the one on his deformed toe. This will make walking and yes, he does run – especially to call shotgun in the car!! – so much better for him.

He was loved on royally by the lovelies there! I always know that when any of the dogs are at Kanata, they are going to be treated so kindly. 

As I was in the exam room with BHRR's Gretta(will make a separate post for her), he had no less than three beauties spoiling him! 

He weighed 19.8 KGs(we do not want to see him get over 20.5 kgs) and, the Vet remarked on how fantastic he looked.  

I explained that when we were at our last community education plus public awareness event in November, that some of us spent a considerable amount of time informing the amazing people that came out, that he is how a bulldog should look like. They should have waistlines, they should not be fat or obese and, here's hoping that there will be less obese dogs out there! It does them no favours being so fat….  

The Vet examined his prostate and while large, it was no longer enlarged(he had an urgent neuter in November), it was not abnormal and caused him no pain or discomfort upon examination. He happily munched on treats the whole time!!!

I was told how wonderful his skin looked and, how nice his coat now was and, him having his dental sure has made him more comfortable with eating! We really have to monitor now Mr. Snorts intake for he will try to sneak others food…. 

The Vet told me that incontinence in males is not as common as in females and, can be testosterone related, yet, that is seen in older dogs and, not dogs that were recently altered.

They are going to do some research on the product Propalin to see if it is safe for his breed. He does not have another UTI either.

If we can just figure out this sleeping dribbling of urine that he does, he will then be ready to go to his approved temp foster home and, also, go up for adoption.

All other medical issues that are treatable have been successfully resolved!

Getting closer! 

He will sure be missed at BHRR!! 

The more healthy he becomes, the happy he is and the younger he is appearing! 

He is suspected to be no more than 3 right now. 

A big fav for so many of us!

The Lord Stafford!
Male Olde English BullDog – One of our honorary GIANTS of BHRR! 
NOT YET AVAILABLE FOR ADOPTION!
December 24th, 2014
He was not happy being woken up from a very important nap in his special new SS dog bed and, had no issues showing us how he truly felt!!! LOL
We are hoping that we can figure out why he is still having incontinent issues…..his urgent neuter for the enlarged prostate solved many of his urinary concerns yet, he will dribble in his sleep now…..
 

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BHRR's Stafford had his two lower incisors extracted, some excess gum removed, plus a good clean and a polish! ๐Ÿ™‚

I hated waking up The Lord this AM, so Sean could drop him off for his dental with possible extractions at Liston Animal Hospital today! 
He was all nicely snuggled into me as, I snatched some extra cuddles before they left. 
For anyone who may wish to donate to his mounting bills, you can call Liston Animal Hospital directly at 613-591-0966! He has an account set up there.
I know it is XMAS and, money is tight for everyone and, we understand that people may not be able to assist with a donation. 
Please send him your best of thoughts for they are equally as important! 
Once, BHRR's Stafford recovers from today's procedure, we will be re-visiting his urine issues….as, they have not resolved the way all hoped after neutering him due to an enlarged prostate. 

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We will be out to visit around 11 AM on Saturday ourselves to get some photos' and, I am hoping to bring BHRR's Ichabod Crane, BHRR's Zayna and BHRR's Salem for their very first XMAS photo's!
I heard a rumor that BHRR's Mav 'could' also put in a celebrity appearance!

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BHRR's Stafford's X-Rays Below from December 5th, 2014
He had had a recheck appointment on the 4th plus was updated on all outstanding boosters and, was given the clear for his dental on the 5th. The Vet he saw felt he was great to go…..h
However, on the 5th, another Vet, that was to do his actual dental was not comfortable and, felt, that he was demonstrating some signs of increased congestion and, took x-rays of his chest.
His chest x-rays showed up clear with no signs of pneumonia and, the Vet recommended that, The Lord stay on the Doxy for another 10 days or so as a precaution, and, then do the procedure.
He is now scheduled for his Dental at Dr. Liston's office on Thursday December 18th
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After he recovers, he will go into an approved Temp Foster and, in the New Year, make his special announcement! ๐Ÿ™‚

YOU CAN ALSO MAKE BI-WEEKLY AUTOMATIC DONATIONS OR EVEN MONTHLY DONATIONS – HERE 
(You do not need a PayPal account either)

A file is also set up at Kanata Animal Hospital (613) 836-2848 and they will take Visa, M/C and AMEX over the phone under the account of ‘Birch Haven Rescue’ for ‘Stafford’. He has almost $2,000.00 in bills alone at Kana(Kanata Animal Hospital) right now.

They will take Debit or Cash in person at 440 Hazeldean Road in Kanata, Ontario

You can also mail donations via a Bank Draft to:

Birch Haven Rescue & Rehabilitation Services
C/O Gwendilin Boers
2425 Totem Ranch Road West
RR#1 Oxford Station, Ontario
K0G 1T0

OR email transfer to gwen@birchhaven.org

OR via PayPal(please use the ‘gift’ option OR the ‘friends and family’ option) OR we shall have to pay service charge fees. :(

BHRR’s Stafford's Angels  $2,154.25* donated to date & Bills are $3,401.13
Vegan Cupcakes to the Rescue(Wendi)
The Twaddles
Gracie Honalulu's Mom
Barry
Clifford/Lianne
Danielle
Shannon
Isabel
Mary
Dawn
Several Anonymous Donators – We make not know who you are, BUT, we thank you SO much for being there!
Micheline of Helping Ottawa FurKids
3rd ANNUAL 'GIVE It UP 4' Autumn -$580 and counting – 8 participates left to donate their pledges
BHRR's last "EXPERIENCE' Mini Open House of 2014
PV Hazeldean 'Pooch Smooch' with Rose/Red Carpet & Community Education & Public Awareness Event $446.25

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BHRR's Stafford was at Kana(Kanata Animal Hospital) with me today. His weight was 19 KGs(41.8 pounds). He looks great between 19.1 KGS and 20.5 KGS, so, we shall up his food just a tad. On Saturday at PV Hazeldean, some time was spent with a few people educating them properly on what a Bulldog, any dog really, should look like as an 'ideal' weight. Dr. Bruce in his consult report marked BHRR's Stafford's body condition down as 'ideal' and said, that he is one of the most fit and great looking weight-wise bulldogs he has ever seen.

So many think that they need to have stomachs as wide or wider than the dogs hips. This is of no benefit and in fact, shall worsen and breathing issues and, leg problems for a dog. I asked these same people if they saw ribs on BHRR's Stafford and, very faintly they could barely see his last two ribs, barely…and,to be at a proper weight, the last two ribs on non-hairy dogs should be faintly seen. To whomever adopts this magnificent boy, his weight will be monitored so, that he does not become obese(we as humans control their dog food and treat intake). Fat dogs are one of my pet peeves. We address it on our detailed adoption info. packages.

The Vet looked over him closely and, says his lungs sound good and clear and, he will be ok'd for his dental with possible extractions tomorrow at Kana(Kanata Animal Hospital). He had his DAPP Booster plus his Rabies and, once he heals from his dental, he shall be ready to be placed up for adoption! 

Both of his Vets at Kana reviewed the report from Dr. Bruce at Alta Vista AH, of his airway evaluation/assessment.and concur that, there is nothing urgent from a r/q rescue perspective that we should be doing prior to him being placed up for adoption. The report clearly indicates that no more than a 5.5 size endotracheal tube is to be used. Dr. Bruce felt that a 7 or a 7.5 initially would fit for the evaluation for a dog his size and, it turns out that the size that is often used for a large cat, is what BHRR's Stafford requires.

For anyone that wishes to donate to his dental with possible extraction procedure at Kana(Kanata Animal Hospital) tomorrow, you can do so via the contact info. found below. We are looking at another ~$1,500 yet, we will post a final total when we know what is actually found in his mouth.

We also microchipped his Lord tonight!

YOU CAN ALSO MAKE BI-WEEKLY AUTOMATIC DONATIONS OR EVEN MONTHLY DONATIONS – HERE 
(You do not need a PayPal account either)

A file is also set up at Kanata Animal Hospital (613) 836-2848 and they will take Visa, M/C and AMEX over the phone under the account of ‘Birch Haven Rescue’ for ‘Stafford’. He has almost $2,000.00 in bills alone at Kana(Kanata Animal Hospital) right now.

They will take Debit or Cash in person at 440 Hazeldean Road in Kanata, Ontario

You can also mail donations via a Bank Draft to:

Birch Haven Rescue & Rehabilitation Services
C/O Gwendilin Boers
2425 Totem Ranch Road West
RR#1 Oxford Station, Ontario
K0G 1T0

OR email transfer to gwen@birchhaven.org

OR via PayPal(please use the ‘gift’ option OR the ‘friends and family’ option) OR we shall have to pay service charge fees. :(

BHRR’s Stafford's Angels  $2,154.25* donated to date & Bills are $3,010.71
Vegan Cupcakes to the Rescue(Wendi)
The Twaddles
Gracie Honalulu's Mom
Barry
Clifford/Lianne
Danielle
Shannon
Isabel
Mary
Dawn
Several Anonymous Donators – We make not know who you are, BUT, we thank you SO much for being there!
Micheline of Helping Ottawa FurKids
3rd ANNUAL 'GIVE It UP 4' Autumn -$580 and counting – 8 participates left to donate their pledges
BHRR's last "EXPERIENCE' Mini Open House of 2014
PV Hazeldean 'Pooch Smooch' with Rose/Red Carpet & Community Education & Public Awareness Event $446.25

NOTICE:
BHRR does not adopt out during the XMAS season due to our position that it is not in the best interest of any new addition being added during such a busy, exciting and somewhat stressful time for many.
Quite a few other Rescues, Shelters, Pounds etc. have also begun to follow a similar protocol to what we have been doing for so many years.
Our XMAS Shut down period for this year is from Monday December 15th, 2014 to Tuesday January 6th 2015 inclusive.
Any applications received during this time will be processed/reviewed on Wednesday January 7th, 2015!
During this time, BHRR is available 24/7 as always for requests for assistance of animals in need and will do intake.
Thank you for your continued understanding – The BHRR Team

So many to thank for making our last community education and public awareness event of 2014 so successful!
Thank you to PV Hazeldean for being so gracious, accommodating and wonderful to us!
Thank you to Bruce, Doogie and Margaret for being extra hands and arms and, voices!
Thank you to Tracy for lending her loving arms to BHRR's Mav as needed!! He is just a wee bit bonded to me….. 
Thank you to all that came to visit and chat and, spoil The Lord and made donations for the other animals in need of BHRR.
Thank you Sasha for the surprise visit from Costa Rica! 
Lord Stafford's smooch pooch sessions on his red carpet raised $160.85! He had a line up at times. He was such a flirt and, thank goodness his chaperone of Doogie was there to make sure he behaved himself!!  I got to be his slave and hand out the pretty roses!
We did two microchips, ensuring that one more cat(the beautiful Athena) and, one more dog(the gorgeous GD Gambit) would have the best of chances finding their way back to their loving homes should they go MIA.
Thank you to Nevenka for the bag of FROMM and, so sorry that your SS (BHRR's Treasure) was adopted and, you missed out in spoiling him, this XMAS. Yet, his forever loving adoptive home shall instead.
Thank you to Sabrina for her own kind and generous donation of two bags of dog food!
Thank you for the SS gifts Lianne and Cliff for BHRR's Gretta and BHRR's Merlin. They are going to be out in public in style!
Thank you to the Savages for your donations that Margaret has in her great care and, I will connect with her later to collect. You are so giving! 
Thank you to Bob for visting us with BHRR's Holden and BHRR's Torque to many(his new special name is now Neo!).
Thank you to all the great people that took time out of their own precious weekend to come and spend some time with us!
Noelle, seeing you again was really nice and, knowing that even almost 6 years later, your son still loves Danes from being so captivated by my now RIP CH. TAIN, CGN when he met him, touches me deeply….
Any and, all omissions made for any appreciative thanks that should be sent, all totally mine and, please forgive me….. 
The photo below is of FREEDOM volunteer Cindy who drove all the way from Metcalfe to smooch with the Lord! Some may remember her as she assisted in getting BHRR's Triumph to me this last summer when we were contacted to assist him. 
As exhausted as I was from several really stressful and worrisome days and virtually zero sleep with The Mavie, Saturday's warmth brings home to me, as to why I do what I do and, that each and every animal under our care is done right by. Thank you all for discreetly looking the other way as the tears welled up and some spilled over when we were talking about him and, how close it came to losing him….thanks Margaret for your touching my knee in strength as I worked to collect myself….. 
To all our strong links in that BHRR CHAIN OF SUCCESS, you have helped raise $446.25 for BHRR's Stafford's Vet Bills on Saturday!
We are still working on fundraising for The Mav and, as things fall into place, we will post! 
Gwennie Novel!

YOU CAN ALSO MAKE BI-WEEKLY AUTOMATIC DONATIONS OR EVEN MONTHLY DONATIONS – HERE 
(You do not need a PayPal account either)

A file is also set up at Kanata Animal Hospital (613) 836-2848 and they will take Visa, M/C and AMEX over the phone under the account of ‘Birch Haven Rescue’ for ‘Stafford’. He has almost $1800.00 in bills alone at KAH right now.

They will take Debit or Cash in person at 440 Hazeldean Road in Kanata, Ontario

You can also mail donations via a Bank Draft to:

Birch Haven Rescue & Rehabilitation Services
C/O Gwendilin Boers
2425 Totem Ranch Road West
RR#1 Oxford Station, Ontario
K0G 1T0

OR email transfer to gwen@birchhaven.org

OR via PayPal(please use the ‘gift’ option OR the ‘friends and family’ option) OR we shall have to pay service charge fees. :(

BHRR’s Stafford's Angels  $2,154.25* donated to date & Bills are $2,807.15
Vegan Cupcakes to the Rescue(Wendi)
The Twaddles
Gracie Honalulu's Mom
Barry
Clifford/Lianne
Danielle
Shannon
Isabel
Mary
Dawn
Several Anonymous Donators – We make not know who you are, BUT, we thank you SO much for being there!
Micheline of Helping Ottawa FurKids
3rd ANNUAL 'GIVE It UP 4' Autumn -$580 and counting – 8 participates left to donate their pledges
BHRR's last "EXPERIENCE' Mini Open House of 2014
PV Hazeldean 'Pooch Smooch' with Rose/Red Carpet & Community Education & Public Awareness Event $446.25

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How blessed are we that Chuck Desjardins Photography and, Pet Valu Innes & Belcourt(3838 Innes Road, Orleans, Ontario) chose our group as one of the two(Collie Rescue Network is the other r/q group) to benefit from their Christmas Photo's Fundraiser!
Photo's $15 Each OR 2 for $20
Date: Sunday December 7th, 2014
Time: 11 AM – 4 PM
***This is not a community education event yet, we shall be heading on our to just hang and bring some of the BHRR dawgs to thank people!

Xmas Photo Campaign 2014 brochure final

TOMORROW!
BHRR's Stafford will be ready on his red carpet with roses in paw to hand out to his first 24 smoochers! I even heard that he may wear a bow tie!
BHRR's Maverick and BHRR's Ichabod Crane are also coming.

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I told his Lordship that there are about 40 people coming to visit him(I did not tell him that they were coming to also visit others though ) and, he says, he is not sure what all of this 'EXPERIENCE' Mini Open House stuff is about yet, he is eagerly waiting to find out!

YOU CAN ALSO MAKE BI-WEEKLY AUTOMATIC DONATIONS OR EVEN MONTHLY DONATIONS – HERE 
(You do not need a PayPal account either)

A file is also set up at Kanata Animal Hospital (613) 836-2848 and they will take Visa, M/C and AMEX over the phone under the account of ‘Birch Haven Rescue’ for ‘Stafford’. He has almost $1800.00 in bills alone at KAH right now.

They will take Debit or Cash in person at 440 Hazeldean Road in Kanata, Ontario

You can also mail donations via a Bank Draft to:

Birch Haven Rescue & Rehabilitation Services
C/O Gwendilin Boers
2425 Totem Ranch Road West
RR#1 Oxford Station, Ontario
K0G 1T0

OR email transfer to gwen@birchhaven.org

OR via PayPal(please use the ‘gift’ option OR the ‘friends and family’ option) OR we shall have to pay service charge fees. :(

BHRR’s Stafford's Angels  $1,708.00* donated to date & Bills are $2,807.15
Vegan Cupcakes to the Rescue(Wendi)
The Twaddles
Gracie Honalulu's Mom
Barry
Clifford/Lianne
Danielle
Shannon
Isabel
Mary
Dawn
Several Anonymous Donators – We make not know who you are, BUT, we thank you SO much for being there!
Micheline of Helping Ottawa FurKids
3rd ANNUAL 'GIVE It UP 4' Autumn -$580 and counting – 8 participates left to donate their pledges
BHRR's last "EXPERIENCE' Mini Open House of 2014

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Lord Stafford update! I know many are also worrying about him.
He is drinking on his own, ate a little bit more for me and, even had a pee on his own. So, off the IV fluids and, back giving him his meds orally. His temp is back up closer to normal and, I got some small snuggles!
While he is not operating back up to 100%, he is making another good turn….
Love this wee dude so much……he really had me concerned throughout last night and today……
His status per the Vet is now at a critical stable and, while it is going to be a long night…..my heart tells me it shall be a better night.
We are monitoring for aspiration pneumonia as as post op complication also…..

YOU CAN ALSO MAKE BI-WEEKLY AUTOMATIC DONATIONS OR EVEN MONTHLY DONATIONS – HERE 
(You do not need a PayPal account either)

A file is also set up at Kanata Animal Hospital (613) 836-2848 and they will take Visa, M/C and AMEX over the phone under the account of ‘Birch Haven Rescue’ for ‘Stafford’. He has almost $1800.00 in bills alone at KAH right now.

They will take Debit or Cash in person at 440 Hazeldean Road in Kanata, Ontario

You can also mail donations via a Bank Draft to:

Birch Haven Rescue & Rehabilitation Services
C/O Gwendilin Boers
2425 Totem Ranch Road West
RR#1 Oxford Station, Ontario
K0G 1T0

OR email transfer to gwen@birchhaven.org

OR via PayPal(please use the ‘gift’ option OR the ‘friends and family’ option) OR we shall have to pay service charge fees. :(

BHRR’s Stafford's Angels  $1,080.00* donated to date & Bills are $2,807.15
Vegan Cupcakes to the Rescue(Wendi)
The Twaddles
Gracie Honalulu's Mom
Barry
Clifford/Lianne
Danielle
Shannon
Isabel
Mary
Dawn
Several Anonymous Donators – We make not know who you are, BUT, we thank you SO much for being there!
Micheline of Helping Ottawa FurKids
3rd ANNUAL 'GIVE It UP 4' Autumn -$555 and counting – 9 participates left to donate their pledges
 

Small update on Lord Stafford also….he is a bit better this AM. Put him on some fluids and Iv pain meds over oral and, was not until about 6 AM today, that he made a better turn….
Before I left, he ate a tiny bit of food – which is huge. That he showed some interest.
His throat and, obviously privates are understandably traumatized from his two procedures on Wednesday….
He is being closely monitored and, will post updates as we can….

BHRR's Stafford's neuter report from Dr. Bruce at Alta Vista AH

November 19th, 2014

*We are sincerely hoping that this will resolve all of his urination issues(blood, frequent urination, straining to urinate etc.) for his UA results & C&S results do not support any further UTI. The diagnosis was enlarged prostate that neutering will resolve.
Should his issues persist, we will then proceed to an abdominal u/s to look for anatomical reasons or medical concerns such as Cancer.

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BHRR's Stafford's airway evaluation/assessment report from Dr. Bruce at Alta Vista AH

November 19th, 2014

*We are waiting confirmation that no further procedures are necessary for him or, if he does require further surgical intervention.

His condition of hypoplastic trachea is a congenital one.
Many bulldogs live great quality filled lives without further surgical intervention if proper diet, proper weight, and extreme weather management is maintained.
We already were aware of the narrowing of the trachea as we had done x-rays on October 22nd, that were reviewed / interpreted by the specialist of Dr. Crews.

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UPDATE: Auntie Margaret is on her way to pick up Lord Stafford for me and, love on him for a few hours until I can snag him later tonight! 
Thank you again Margaret for being there and, this will be another great step for you and him in getting to know each other better for when he is temp fostered with you. 
Really excited about this match-up for temp fostering!

Will post details of his procedures ASAP! 

From my heart and, on behalf of the Lord himself, thank you's being shouted out for the help in getting him taken care of by Dr. Bruce today!! Humbled as always by such generous and giving and loving people out there!

YOU CAN ALSO MAKE BI-WEEKLY AUTOMATIC DONATIONS OR EVEN MONTHLY DONATIONS – HERE 
(You do not need a PayPal account either)

A file is also set up at Kanata Animal Hospital (613) 836-2848 and they will take Visa, M/C and AMEX over the phone under the account of ‘Birch Haven Rescue’ for ‘Stafford’. He has almost $1800.00 in bills alone at KAH right now.

They will take Debit or Cash in person at 440 Hazeldean Road in Kanata, Ontario

You can also mail donations via a Bank Draft to:

Birch Haven Rescue & Rehabilitation Services
C/O Gwendilin Boers
2425 Totem Ranch Road West
RR#1 Oxford Station, Ontario
K0G 1T0

OR email transfer to gwen@birchhaven.org

OR via PayPal(please use the ‘gift’ option OR the ‘friends and family’ option) OR we shall have to pay service charge fees. :(

BHRR’s Stafford's Angels  $1,080.00* donated to date & Bills are $2,807.15
Vegan Cupcakes to the Rescue(Wendi)
The Twaddles
Gracie Honalulu's Mom
Barry
Clifford/Lianne
Danielle
Shannon
Isabel
Mary
Dawn
Several Anonymous Donators – We make not know who you are, BUT, we thank you SO much for being there!
Micheline of Helping Ottawa FurKids

Lord Stafford was not impressed by the 5 am wake up call to make our way to Alta Vista Animal Hospital this AM! AND yes, that IS his hind leg in that position! 

He wants to send out a big thanks to all of his supporters and fans in helpingus get a deposit together for his two procedures today. I am very humbled by how much people really value and, believe in the work we do at BHRR! Thank you!

Today, he is having an urgent neuter to address his urinary issues – blood, frequent urination, straining to pee, enlarged prostrate etc. plus Dr. Bruce is doing an airway assessment under anesthetic. 

BHRR's Stafford's bills to date since his arrival to BHRR have been over $2,800 and, this is before his possible dental and, any airway surgery – depending on what Dr. Bruce finds. 

Today's bill procedures are over $1,030.00 and, he is worth every penny! 

The estimate put together should he need the larynx surgery is over $3,000.

Donations can still be made direct to Alta Vista Animal Hospital under 'Stafford' or under our rescue number of 613-725-4279 or the account number is #032738

Our honorary giant is incurring giant bills! 

He could not be in more expert hands today and, I shall update as I can.

AND, our 3rd ANNUAL 'Give It Up 4 Autumn' Fundraiser ended last night and, all monies raised will go towards his bills also. I am beginning to contact our 26 participants later today! Thanks to all that 'played' 

My last but never least thanks is sent to Lesley of KAH for covering me until I can arrive for my shift. With having to drop off Lord Stafford for 7 AM, I was not able to make my 7:30 am shift and, I keep saying it, I work with some of the best of the best! 

He even met a wonderful man that was dropping off his Shar Pei for eye surgery and, has owned two Bulldogs in the past. He sat on the ground and the both of them loved on each other for some time! He took our website info. to follow Lord Stafford's journey!
 

YOU CAN ALSO MAKE BI-WEEKLY AUTOMATIC DONATIONS OR EVEN MONTHLY DONATIONS – HERE 
(You do not need a PayPal account either)

A file is also set up at Kanata Animal Hospital (613) 836-2848 and they will take Visa, M/C and AMEX over the phone under the account of ‘Birch Haven Rescue’ for ‘Stafford’. He has almost $1800.00 in bills alone at KAH right now.

They will take Debit or Cash in person at 440 Hazeldean Road in Kanata, Ontario

You can also mail donations via a Bank Draft to:

Birch Haven Rescue & Rehabilitation Services
C/O Gwendilin Boers
2425 Totem Ranch Road West
RR#1 Oxford Station, Ontario
K0G 1T0

OR email transfer to gwen@birchhaven.org

OR via PayPal(please use the ‘gift’ option OR the ‘friends and family’ option) OR we shall have to pay service charge fees. :(

BHRR’s Stafford's Angels  $1,005.00* donated to date & Bills are $2,807.15
Vegan Cupcakes to the Rescue(Wendi)
The Twaddles
Gracie Honalulu's Mom
Barry
Clifford/Lianne
Danielle
Shannon
Isabel
Mary
Dawn
Several Anonymous Donators – We make not know who you are, BUT, we thank you SO much for being there!
Micheline of Helping Ottawa FurKids

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UPDATE: WE ONLY NEED ANOTHER $75.00!!!
We have to 7 AM on Wednesday November 19th to raise it. Thanks for any consideration! Even $5 is not too little, it is huge!
The below photo is of BHRR's Stafford and, one of the amazing ladies I work with! She says that she is in love with him and, he says he loves her and ALL of you that are his fans and supporters!

BHRR's Stafford is scheduled for his airway evaluation plus neuter(he has an enlarged prostate causing his urinary issues and, so the neuter is a higher priority than his teeth right now) at Alta Vista Animal Hospital on Wednesday November 19th with Dr. Bruce and, we are short another $75.00 for a deposit to put down for this surgery/assessment with the specialist.

We had hoped to be able to pay for all of his bills via Fundraising yet, we will not begin to collect the GIVE it up funds to Wednesday, and our 'JUST IN TIME FOR XMAS' Online Auction does not begin to Saturday, the 22nd.

So, I am at this time, begging with some tears in my eyes if people may consider making a donation to help us continue to give him the best care possible. His bills to date are close to $1,800 and, we have a long way still to go in his rehab journey.

Donations can be made via email transfer to gwen@birchhaven.org or you can call Alta Vista AH direct at 613-731-6851 to make a donation by credit card over the phone or in person with credit cards, plus they will also take cash or debit. The file is under 'Stafford'. Account #032738 or they can also pull up under the BHRR phone number 613-725-4279 THANK you so much for any consideration!

YOU CAN ALSO MAKE BI-WEEKLY AUTOMATIC DONATIONS OR EVEN MONTHLY DONATIONS – HERE 
(You do not need a PayPal account either)

A file is also set up at Kanata Animal Hospital (613) 836-2848 and they will take Visa, M/C and AMEX over the phone under the account of ‘Birch Haven Rescue’ for ‘Stafford’. He has almost $1800.00 in bills alone at KAH right now.

They will take Debit or Cash in person at 440 Hazeldean Road in Kanata, Ontario

You can also mail donations via a Bank Draft to:

Birch Haven Rescue & Rehabilitation Services
C/O Gwendilin Boers
2425 Totem Ranch Road West
RR#1 Oxford Station, Ontario
K0G 1T0

OR email transfer to gwen@birchhaven.org

OR via PayPal(please use the ‘gift’ option OR the ‘friends and family’ option) OR we shall have to pay service charge fees. :(

BHRR’s Stafford's Angels  $1,005.00* donated to date & Bills are $1,798.04
Vegan Cupcakes to the Rescue(Wendi)
The Twaddles
Gracie Honalulu's Mom
Barry
Clifford/Lianne
Danielle
Shannon

Isabel
Mary
Dawn
Several Anonymous Donators – We make not know who you are, BUT, we thank you SO much for being there!
Micheline of Helping Ottawa FurKids

UPDATE: WE ONLY NEED ANOTHER $175.00!!!
We have to 7 AM on Wednesday November 19th to raise it. Thanks for any consideration! Even $5 is not too little, it is huge!
The below photo is of BHRR's Stafford and, one of the amazing ladies I work with! She says that she is in love with him and, he says he loves her and ALL of you that are his fans and supporters!

BHRR's Stafford is scheduled for his airway evaluation plus neuter(he has an enlarged prostate causing his urinary issues and, so the neuter is a higher priority than his teeth right now) at Alta Vista Animal Hospital on Wednesday November 19th with Dr. Bruce and, we are short another $175.00 for a deposit to put down for this surgery/assessment with the specialist.

We had hoped to be able to pay for all of his bills via Fundraising yet, we will not begin to collect the GIVE it up funds to Wednesday, and our 'JUST IN TIME FOR XMAS' Online Auction does not begin to Saturday, the 22nd.

So, I am at this time, begging with some tears in my eyes if people may consider making a donation to help us continue to give him the best care possible. His bills to date are close to $1,800 and, we have a long way still to go in his rehab journey.

Donations can be made via email transfer to gwen@birchhaven.org or you can call Alta Vista AH direct at 613-731-6851 to make a donation by credit card over the phone or in person with credit cards, plus they will also take cash or debit. The file is under 'Stafford'. Account #032738 or they can also pull up under the BHRR phone number 613-725-4279 THANK you so much for any consideration!

YOU CAN ALSO MAKE BI-WEEKLY AUTOMATIC DONATIONS OR EVEN MONTHLY DONATIONS – HERE 
(You do not need a PayPal account either)

A file is also set up at Kanata Animal Hospital (613) 836-2848 and they will take Visa, M/C and AMEX over the phone under the account of ‘Birch Haven Rescue’ for ‘Stafford’. He has almost $1800.00 in bills alone at KAH right now.

They will take Debit or Cash in person at 440 Hazeldean Road in Kanata, Ontario

You can also mail donations via a Bank Draft to:

Birch Haven Rescue & Rehabilitation Services
C/O Gwendilin Boers
2425 Totem Ranch Road West
RR#1 Oxford Station, Ontario
K0G 1T0

OR email transfer to gwen@birchhaven.org

OR via PayPal(please use the ‘gift’ option OR the ‘friends and family’ option) OR we shall have to pay service charge fees. :(

BHRR’s Stafford's Angels  $735.00* donated to date & Bills are $1,798.04
Vegan Cupcakes to the Rescue(Wendi)
The Twaddles
Gracie Honalulu's Mom
Barry
Clifford/Lianne
Danielle
Shannon

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BHRR's Stafford is scheduled for his airway evaluation plus neuter (he has an enlarged prostate causing his urinary issues and, so the neuter is a higher priority than his teeth right now) at Alta Vista Animal Hospital on Wednesday November 19th with Dr. Bruce and, we are short another $515 for a deposit to put down for this surgery/assessment with the specialist.  
We had hoped to be able to pay for all of his bills via Fundraising yet, we will not begin to collect the GIVE it up funds to Wednesday, and our 'JUST IN TIME FOR XMAS' Online Auction does not begin to Saturday, the 22nd.  
So, I am at this time, begging with some tears in my eyes if people may consider making a donation to help us continue to give him the best care possible. His bills to date are close to $1,800 and, we have a long way still to go in his rehab journey. 
Donations can be made via email transfer to gwen@birchhaven.org or you can call Alta Vista AH direct at 613-731-6851 to make a donation by credit card over the phone or in person with credit cards, plus they will also take cash or debit. The file is under 'Stafford'. Account #032738 or they can also pull up under the BHRR phone number 613-725-4279

THANK you so much for any consideration!

BHRR's 3rd ANNUAL unique 'GIVE IT UP 4 AUTUMN' Fundraiser shall benefit BHRR's Stafford!

WHAT will you 'give up' for 14 days to help BHRR's Stafford?'
Please do EMAIL us with what you are 'giving up' to participate! Some are giving up chips, wine, coffee, another is giving up chocolate, AND, one person is going to even put in their jar, donations for cravings that they have for the chocolate they are giving up. Feel free to be creative! ๐Ÿ™‚

UPDATE: We have 21 participants so far!
Starts November 4th! Please consider 'giving something up' for a 14 day period and, then donating the funds saved to BHRR's Stafford's bills!

YOU CAN ALSO MAKE BI-WEEKLY AUTOMATIC DONATIONS OR EVEN MONTHLY DONATIONS HERE (You do not need a PayPal account either)

A file is set up at Kanata Animal Hospital (613) 836-2848 and they will take Visa, M/C and AMEX over the phone under the account of ‘Birch Haven Rescue’ for ‘Stafford’. They will take Debit or Cash in person at 440 Hazeldean Road in Kanata, Ontario

You can also mail donations via a Bank Draft to:

Birch Haven Rescue & Rehabilitation Services C/O Gwendilin Boers 2425 Totem Ranch Road West RR#1 Oxford Station, Ontario K0G 1T0

OR email transfer to gwen@birchhaven.org

OR via PayPal to gwen@birchhaven.org (please use the ‘gift’ option OR the ‘friends and family’ option) OR we shall have to pay service charge fees

give it up for autumn - stafford (Medium)

Please consider going to the Helping Ottawa Fur Kids Facebook Page and, 'liking' our photo and, then putting in the comment section 'this amazing rescue gets my vote!' Contest ENDS Wednesday October 22nd at NOON and, each of the 6 rescues participating will receive a monetary donation, based upon where they rank upon the close of the contest. THANKS in advance for your consideration!

NOTE: 

From Monday October 20th to Monday November 3rd, 2014 inclusive, BHRR will not be open for adoptions or the intake of adoption applications.

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

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.

I picked up BHRR' Stafford today from the OHS and, we headed straight over to KAH for the beginning of his rehab journey. 

I had him into KAH within 2 hours and, it was over an hour long.  His HWT and BW is back from Thursday and, I want to discuss with the Vet his globulin level. His HWT is negative.  He has yet to give me a fecal to bring in that works with my schedule but he is being de-wormed, is on Revolution, I have his special shampoo, Clavamox for his ear infections plus URI(that we hope does not deteriorate to pneumonia  ) and, Burrows for his ears also. 

His heart is a beautiful thumbs up and, his Vet at KAH says that his nostril size is great even if he is all smushed face. If his nostril size was small, this poor dog would have had a very limited quality of life. 

He will see a specialist for that throat/larynx and, see about surgery to assist him with breathing better. 

The Vet also said that though his front teeth are awful, his side and back teeth are actually in good condition. 
AND, he needs to lose those twinkles…. 

We are hoping that when he is in surgery for his breathing – we will see what the specialist says for, we have no idea if he had any surgeries in his past and, that nothing more may be possible for him OR, even if it was botched past job OR, if her had anything done in the past – that we can also do those teeth and twinkles…most likely the dental shall be a separate surgery. 

I do not want him going under any more than necessary…..

His ear cytology done on both ears showed debris, yeast, some rods and rare cocci. The OHS had him on meds prior to us getting him and, so, his ear infections are greatly improved.

Wipes picked up for those folds and between his poor raw toes…he has seborrhea and, dermatitis. 
He has a toe on his right foot that is not normal and, terribly long nails. 

His weight was a fair 20.6 kgs( 45.32 pounds). He could afford a bit more weight being a wee thin yet, do not want a chunky monkey…

The OHS did a such a wonderful job with him and, I am forever indebted in being entrusted with this gorgeous boy! 

So, a hot mess for sure and, happy, affectionate and, such a love!!!

NOT YET AVAILABLE FOR ADOPTION!!!

YOU CAN ALSO MAKE BI-WEEKLY AUTOMATIC DONATIONS OR EVEN MONTHLY DONATIONS – HERE 
(You do not need a PayPal account either)

A file is set up at Kanata Animal Hospital (613) 836-2848 and they will take Visa, M/C and AMEX over the phone under the account of ‘Birch Haven Rescue’ for ‘Stafford’. They will take Debit or Cash in person at 440 Hazeldean Road in Kanata, Ontario

You can also mail donations via a Bank Draft to:

Birch Haven Rescue & Rehabilitation Services
C/O Gwendilin Boers
2425 Totem Ranch Road West
RR#1 Oxford Station, Ontario
K0G 1T0

OR email transfer to gwen@birchhaven.org

OR via PayPal(please use the ‘gift’ option OR the ‘friends and family’ option) OR we shall have to pay service charge fees. :(

BHRR’s Stafford's Angels  $510.00* donated to date & Bills are $1,798.04
Vegan Cupcakes to the Rescue(Wendi)
The Twaddles
Gracie Honalulu's Mom
Barry

 
BHRR's Stafford being busted out of OHS!
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BHRR is having an "HONORARY GIANT" come our way!  Olde English BullDog. 
As he is special needs and, we were contacted to assist on October 10th, WHO could resist that face!  
We are going to call him BHRR's Stafford and, he is ONLY the 8th dog that BHRR will have assisted to date in 2014…..
What we know of BHRR's Stafford to date:
"He is approximately 6 years old and was left behind in an apartment without food or water. 
He has very breed typical medical needs….
He has periodontal disease which he would require a good dentistry and may require extraction, he has ear infections that could be chronic and he has abnormal throat sounds which could be breed related but our vet believes is may need surgical intervention to clear his air way.
He is the most lovely dog, very cuddly, likes to jump up and goofy. He barks but it sounds more like a turkey and not so loud. He is good with dogs likes to jump around them. With cats he ignored through the kennel doors." 
BHRR will also ensure that he is de-twinkled…..  
We are working on making transport arrangements and, welcome to the BHRR Family BHRR's Stafford!

NOT YET AVAILABLE FOR ADOPTION!

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