We are working on a silent auction to raise much-needed funds to pay for Miss Leah’s and Mr. Ernie’s vet bills.
If you have any items you may like to donate, please email

1) Saturday, July 6th, Ren’s Baseline – 9 AM – 3 PM – Baked goodies, nails, ears, anal glands, some merchandise for sale
1385 Baseline Rd Unit 3, Ottawa, ON K2C 3G1

2) Saturday, July 20th, 9 AM – 3 PM (BHRR)
2425 Totem Ranch Road West, Oxford Station, Ontario -*BBQ, Dog Collar/Leash & Horse Tack Sale, Nails, Ear Cleaning, Anal Glands

3) Saturday, July 27th – Gananoque! Thousand Islands Bark Bash
*Nail Trims, Ears/Anal Glands, Raffle Basket, Some items for sale

4) Sunday, August 25th – 10 AM – 3 PM (Leanne)
14 Canter Blvd, Nepean, Ontario

5) Saturday, September 14th – 10 AM – 2 PM – Brockville Hyundai
770 Steward Blvd, Brockville, Ontario
*Car wash, BBQ, some items for sale!

6) Fall Event: Paint Your Partner FUNraiser for Ottawa Rabbit Rescue & BHRR – Paint your friend, spouse, bf/gf, family member
Date, Time & Location TBD
*A fun plus hilarious night to free paint, then reveal and give your masterpiece to your friend/spouse, bf/gf, or family member!
*Silent auction and draw prizes, too

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

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

The Wolfhound Cù Sìth

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

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

The Wolfhound Cù Sìth

BHRR’s Chrissy – one of our Three’s Company pups!
*Severely hearing/visually impaired*
I have spent so much time going back and forth about putting her up for adoption.
We lost her sister, Miss Janet to cluster seizure activity, BHRR’s Jack has had limited seizure activity, and he has since been adopted, and, unfortunately, Miss Chrissy continues to have seizures despite being on Keppra and Pheno.
Therefore, she was moved to our Haven program a while ago, and she is living her best life each day, being her!
Today, she came with me to clear out more of the cottage cabin I lovingly restored a few years back. This is Miss Chrissy flaked out on a dog bed by the cabin – yes, safely secured – while I loaded up some of the antiques.
Such a special girl….. 
It is dogs like her that your generous support helps! BHRR’s Haven program is a huge part of the mandate, and I cannot do it alone.

We still have 2 amazing BHRR pups needing a special Secret Santa angel of their very own!

BHRR’s Mr. Albar & Miss Chrissy!

Mr. Albar(one of our Beans) says he has been enjoying the snow after the big storm yesterday/overnight! All of that rain and wet, heavy snow has made for some big mud puddles!

Miss Chrissy is snoozing in our small cubby on one of our fireplaces. We are doing renovations, and had been storing some of the old pieces of tile in the cubby, and she also thought this was a good place to be! All tile pieces have now been removed, so no injuries are possible.

If anyone would be open to spoiling one of them this Christmas, please do email

AND here are the drop-off dates/times/locations for our 2023 Secret Santa Event!

1) Anytime: Oxford Station – 2425 Totem Ranch Road West
*We have a donation shed at the road across from the mailbox

2) Eagleson Veterinary Clinic – 500 Eagleson Road, Kanata, Ontario
Wednesday, December 6th, 8:45 pm
Thursday, December 7th, 9 am
Thursday, December 7th, 8:45 pm
Friday, December 8th, 8:45 pm
Saturday, December 16th, 8:45 pm
Sunday, December 17th, 9 am
Wednesday, December 20th, 8:45 pm
Thursday, December 21st, 9 am
Thursday, December 21st, 8:45 pm
Friday, December 22nd, 9 am
*Please do email to let me know that you are planning on coming/when!

3) For those mailing items: Sean/Gwen Boers
2425 Totem Ranch Road West
Oxford Station, Ontario

If anyone may wish to make a financial donation instead, we can pick up Santa Angel items for them! PayPal: or Email Transfer:

We need to have some time to get all of the pressies to their fosters!

AND BHRR’s Santa list is as follows for those who may consider donations to help the Rescue:
Pinesol, Lysol Wipes, Liquid Fabric Softener, Garbage Bags – all sizes, Paper Towels, Laundry Detergent, Dog Shampoo from PetSmart – Top Paw Oatmeal Baking Soda Shampoo with Aloe, Laundry Baskets(Great for storing toys & dog coats!), $$$ to pay down Vet Bills


A glimpse of Miss Chrissy while filming the devastation from the ice storm.


From Mr. Jack’s lovely foster mama….AND, I am told that Mr. Jack did get off the couch when his foster mama noticed. 
Nothing like an afternoon nap with one of the best kitties in the world, Fig! 
We are also told:

“Jack is doing great! He is a big ball of wonderful energy and is so affectionate. He loves his toys he got for Christmas and loves playing tug with Phoebe.”

His sister Miss Chrissy will be going up for adoption shortly. We deliberately kept from posting her up for adoption as it was best for Miss Janet to have her sister. With Miss Janet’s tragic passing due to cluster seizures, Miss Chrissy will go up for adoption.

The dog that misses Miss Janet the most though is one of our own Danes. Those two were mischievous peas in a pod!


Our 4th Annual ‘Won’t You Be My Valentine’ Fundraiser is live!


Our Annual ‘Won’t You Be My Valentine’ Fundraiser is live!

Running through until the end of the day tomorrow, February 15!

Please help us give each doggie a special Valentine!

Thank you to everyone that has become a Valentine Angel to date, and to those asking, here is our email transfer address to send the vet bill part of your generous donation:

Please let us know if you would like to be a Secret Valentine!

Thanks in advance for any consideration!

Miss Chrissy, one of our Three’s Company pups, was spayed Tuesday, October 4th.
She weighed 15.8 kgs(34.76 pounds).
We did pre-op bloodwork and microchipped her, and her nails did not need to be done – very proactive on that!
The surgeon – the same one that did Mr. Jack’s neuter & I discussed in depth a premed protocol as Miss Janet is having IS & Mr. Jack was very dysphoric upon waking.
As with all of our dogs, we give trazodone the night before and the AM of to ensure they are as stress-free as possible.
I was her surgery tech, and she was stable throughout & woke up smooth, she had a wonderful stay at the Hospital too.
Her paparazzi photo shoot is booked for next week – I believe! – and shortly after that, she will be making her own special announcement.
This is her in post-op….all snuggled up in warmies & blankets. 


Over 200 items!


Post from the wonderful organizers!

“Welcome to the online Fundraiser for Birch Haven Rescue and Rehabilitation.
A HUGE thank you to all of the local businesses and individuals who donated to make this auction possible.
100% of the proceeds raised will go to the rescue.
All the donated businesses have been linked in each item, if you are interested in an item, please consider clicking on their Facebook page and Like/Follow them.
Please read through all of the auction guidelines below.
Auction Guidelines:
1) There is a starting bid on all items
2) Please bid in a minimum $1 increment (just to clarify, you can bid any amount as long as it is a minimum $1 increase, it can be $2, $3, $4, $5 etc.)
3) The auction closes Sunday, October 9th, at 8 PM.
4) The winner will be contacted via Messenger with a pickup location, there are pick-up locations in Brockville (North End), Oxford Station, and Kanata.
5) Payment is due immediately following the end of the auction once notification has been received that you are the successful bidder
6) Payment is due via eTransfer to
No password is required.
Happy Bidding, and thank you for your support!
Please see the album below to bid, thank you for your support and generosity for those currently in the rescue and those to come.”

The Three’s Company Pups were at the Vet on July 28th for their final boosters – DHPP, Rabies, Lepto, Lyme, and Bordetella.
They were all re-weighed, and their next dose for flea/ticks & hw was dispensed.
Their weights ranged from 12.5 kgs(Mr. Jack) to 13.8 kgs(Miss Chrissy) with Miss Janet weighing 13 kgs. The girls are on the verge of being chubby, so adjustments are being made.
A different wonderful vet saw them this time – the Vet we have used for the past 18 years for our ortho plus eye enucleations, and they had another good look at their eyes.
The Vet agrees that while they have microphthalmia and recessed pupils, their eyes are not experiencing chronic pain or infections.
So, enucleations remain off the table for them!
Miss Chrissy & Mr. Jack do see some yet, Miss Janet is pretty much completely blind. She does not menace etc.
The Vet said that Miss Janet’s eyes were the nicest shape/size out of all three.
Both Mr. Jack & Miss Chrissy can hear a bit. Miss Janet is pretty much completely deaf.
Miss Chrissy & Miss Janet demonstrated excellent scent work in finding treats during the exam plus were very gentle in taking treats by hand. Mr. Jack was a bit eager plus mouthy when offered treats. He was not scenting as strongly as the two girls.
The girls are excelling with their touch training, including startle reflex. Mr. Jack also appeared to be doing excellent with his startle reflex.
Scent work is great mental stimulation for any dog, and especially for The Three’s Company pups. It is also a great skill to have for their immense quality of life.
Their next vet visit on August 16th is for their spays/neuter, pre-operative bloodwork, and microchips. We will re-weigh and dispense their next doses of flea/tick/heartworm meds at that time.
A few weeks after that, two of the three should be ready to make their special announcements! Miss Janet shall probably remain as part of our Haven program. Yet, we shall see!

I am a bit behind with some posts!!
The Three’s Company Pups were at the Vet on June 28th for their boosters, eye checks, next weigh-in, and next round of flea/tick/hw meds.
They had a blast seeing each other again!
Thank you again to Jack’s foster mama for holding down the fort in the exam room as there were many tech apts booked, and I had to run a catheter for a patient euthanasia.

This is a collage of all three, and I got a great pic of the Vet looking at Mr. Jacks one eye.
Right now, their eyes are doing well, and we will re-visit at their booster apt in a couple of weeks to see how they are doing.
They do not have chronic pain or infections, and while they are abnormal – typical for many DM eyes – they are not bothered by them.
They are booked for their spays/neuter a few weeks after their final vaccines too.
I am still confident about the special needs pups of Miss Chrissy & Mr. Jack going up for adoption at some point. Special needs Miss Janet remains a big ‘if’. It may be in her best interest to be part of our Haven Program.
She has come far and one step at a time! No rush….
Miss Janet weighed: 9 kgs
Miss Chrissy weighed: 9.5 kgs
Mr. Jack weighed: 9.3 kgs

The sweetest of kisses!

My beautiful girls! Miss Janet & Miss Chrissy.

Mr. Jack’s facial expressions just crack me up!

Finally!! A good pic of all three! Took me until the end of the event yet, I did get some nice ones of the three of them hanging out!

Thank you SO much to Cassy Montgomery for hosting us today, and being the best of puppy sitters! 

A wonderful $253.50 was raised – Empties to still be returned for the final total.

Thank you to everyone that came out & was very lovely to also see Amy with Miss Hazel (formerly known as our BHRR’s Whisper!).

The Three’s Company puppies had another fabulous day, and it was awesome to get all three back together to play.

Thank you again Megan Wright for dropping Mr. Jack off at our event. All three had a good power snooze in our truck on our way back to your home.


Three wee piggie tushes! The Three Company’s Aussie pups.
We are at 37 Dressler in Kanata until 3 pm today!!
Doing nails, glands & ears!
Collecting Empties & Canadian Tire $ too.
They look like they are in Fort Knox as Mr. Jack kept escaping. So, Cassy Montgomery had another xpen and we ended up having to put it on top & then a baby gate on another section….
Smart puppies!!
So nice to see them all together again….yet, as predicted Miss Janet is being pushed aside so, it was an excellent decision to move Mr. Jack to a foster home separate from his sisters.
He has been a turkey to Miss Janet. He is going to have to learn to be gentle and not ‘throw’ his bigger weight around…..bully behaviour is not permitted! 
Mr. Jack is so people-oriented in addition to animal-oriented….

Here at Brockville Hyundai Charity BBQ/Car Wash For BHRR! Until 2 pm!

Miss Janet & Miss Chrissy – two of our Three’s Company Puppies are also in attendance.

Tough day at the office!!
Miss Chrissy & Mr. Jack! 
Will post more shortly regarding: their special needs plus our needs for them.
All are doing fantastic and we have a foster lined up for one of them…not sure yet if it is Miss Janet or Mr. Jack.
Miss Janet is sleeping at my feet while these two monkeys play beside me.

Well, it was an adventure!! 
Introducing…..Miss Janet, Miss Chrissy & Mr. Jack! Our Three’s Company Pups. They are Aussies.
So grateful to Megan Wright for road tripping with me! Miss Janet was appreciative too!
We were first aware of two yet there turned out to be three special needs Aussies that the breeders wanted us to assist. Originally, they were going to euthanise two of the pups, a Vet Tech at the Hospital heard, then got involved to find an experienced special needs rescue for them.
They are 9.5 weeks old, and all have various degrees of visual impairment. Will take some time to determine the level of hearing….
We will also need to determine if any eye enucleations will be necessary.
Amazing how great Dogs that are born with visual and/or hearing impairments adapt as they do not know any different. This is normal for them.
Right now, we are trying to make contact with the home that was going to temp foster them…I have been trying to confirm the arrangements since last night so I hope all is ok… 
With Miss Agatha having her spay on Tuesday and with my foot/heel, I would prefer them to be temp fostered, at least for now.
Just want to post a request to see if we have any homes that may be interested in temp fostering one or two if we cannot close off with the original foster home…
We are concerned as they have fostered for us many times over the past 15 years….we sincerely hope all is ok…
As a note, Foster homes must be able to bring them to their vet appointments. Driving is very difficult with my foot right now.

We have been working hard behind the scenes over the last 24+ hours on who we are calling our “Three’s Company” pups.
Originally, we were told there were 2, yet there are actually three.
They are 9.5 weeks old, two females, and one male.
We now have the owner surrender forms in our hands, and transport has been arranged. I will be making the drive shortly to meet up with the kind Vet Tech who worked to save them from being euthanised by the breeders. The breeders were not aware that there was a rescue out there for special needs dogs and were trying to do what they thought was best, euthanising them. They were very happy to note that there is a rescue that is an expert in special needs dogs, and surrendered them to our care. It warms our hearts to be able to be here to assist.
Once I have them safely in our care, we will post more along with pictures – we do not have any photos of them, and it does not matter to us!
We are calling them BHRR’s Janet, BHRR’s Chrissy & BHRR’s Jack!
We will then post re: needs!