Happy 2nd Birthday wishes being sent to the BHRR Puppy Pile x 7!
BHRR’s Granite & Cookie Dough Dynamo. Being engulfed in the snow storm going on today – yes, April 14th, 2018!
Happy 2nd Birthday wishes being sent to the BHRR Puppy Pile x 7!
BHRR’s Granite & Cookie Dough Dynamo. Being engulfed in the snow storm going on today – yes, April 14th, 2018!
NOTICE: UPCOMING BHRR EVENTS:
In 2018, BHRR is going to book ONLY 4 Community Education & Public Awareness Events
1. Our 7th Annual ‘1-on-1’ Special Date With A BHRR Dog Online Auction ENDS 9:00 AM EST on Thursday April 19th, 2018!
2. BHRR shall be at Pet Valu Stittsville – 1250 Main Street, Stittsville, Ontario
April 21st & 22nd – BOTH Saturday & Sunday – FOR THEIR ANNUAL PAW EVENT
Nails – Dogs, Cats & Exotics, Ear Cleanings & Dog Baths – $10
Famous BHRR Red Carpet Pooch Smooch Sessions – $5/Session
Some Merchandise for Sale, Baked Goodies, Raffle Basket, Face-Painting & MORE!
We are collecting Empties & Canadian Tire $ both days
Baked Goodies, Popcorn, Cotton Candy & The Fire Dept(12-2 PM) & Meet Paw Patrol Characters – SATURDAY ONLY
Seeking 7 more BHRR APPROVED Volunteers to assist either Saturday and/or Sunday. Please EMAIL
3. BHRR shall be at Pet Valu Hazeldean – 457 Hazeldean Road
Saturday May 12th from 10 AM – 4 PM
Nails – Dogs, Cats & Exotics, Ear Cleanings & Dog Baths – $10
Famous BHRR Red Carpet Pooch Smooch Sessions – $5/Session
Some Merchandise for Sale, Baked Goodies, Raffle Basket & MORE!
We are collecting Empties & Canadian Tire $ That Day
Seeking 5 more BHRR APPROVED Volunteers to assist that day Please EMAIL
4. Our 11th Annual BHRR Microchip/Nail Trim & BBQ Fundraiser WITH So Much More
Sunday July 8th – 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
*No Appointments Necessary
Microchips $40 includes registration – Dogs/Cats – They must be over 8 weeks of age
Nails/Dog Baths/Ear Cleanings – $10/Service
Silent Auction Table
Human & Doggie Good Table
BBQ – Will have Vegan Options
Face-Painting/Feathers/Tats – For Humans/Pets
Merchandise For Sale
BHRR Famous Raffle Basket
Seeking 23 more BHRR APPROVED Volunteers to assist that day Please EMAIL
5. 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
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This is Gwennie!
Many of you may not know this face for she is always hiding from the lime-light.
Today is a very special day for today is Gwennie’s Birthday!
If it were not for this truly amazing woman, BHRR would not exist and thousands upon thousands of animals/people would not have been helped over the past 22+ years.
The truly broken physically and/or behaviourally…Danes, Giants and Honourary that have been saved thanks to her. Dogs & Horses that many others would not or could not help. 98% of the dogs that come to Gwen are special needs for this was her mandate for BHRR and are often the dogs’ last chance at having a future. AND Gwennie delivers. She gives these dogs the best of everything.
Many friendships would never have been formed if it were not for this great woman either.
She has not only brought many dogs and people together, she is the glue that keeps those links on her BHRR Chain of Success so strong and stable.
She is often giving credit to others, even when it should come to her….content to stay in the background and let others be the focus of attention. Humble, generous, thoughtful and caring, nothing Gwennie would not do for anyone she felt was worthy.
Loyal to a fault and though trust is hard earned, once earned it is steadfast and solid. Break that trust and that is a whole different story!
Where Gwennie does not take a back seat is when it comes to the animals and people in need. She has no hesitation in standing up for what is right, takes a zero tolerance approach and will go toe to toe in any situation that there is a need.
She has never once waivered in her vision over the past 22+ years for BHRR and has kept BHRR being a highly reputable, responsible and quality filled rescue. No animal lacks for anything and corners are never cut and she has kept BHRR small, personable with having second to none success rates.
She creates miracles every day…..many have born witness to this. She has never shied away from the difficult, heart wrenching and financially demanding animals in need. Even knowing that her heart will be ripped to shreds again and again, Gwennie continues to find strength and heart to save the next in need of her.
These animals are treated like cherished family members and anyone that visits BHRR has seen firsthand how the dogs follow and look for Gwennie. People can see how they look at Gwennie, the trust, the mutual respect, the love that they have. It is a beautiful and humbling thing to witness as these animals learn to be dogs and blossom plus grow under her care.
Time and time again, Gwennie has worked magic and has successfully rehabbed dogs to either be placed up for adoption or kept safe in BHRR’s Haven Program. She has given life to so many, great life.
Gwennie does without to ensure that the animals get everything…the big joke is how Gwennie does not even own a winter coat or boots!
It would be lovely if we could come together as her village and community and donate some funds to help Gwennie continue the extremely important work that she does.
**Email Transfer or PayPal: firstname.lastname@example.org**
Do also join us in wishing her a wonderful day as we celebrate her!
HAPPY Birthday Gwennie!
Your Loving BHRR Family/Team
**$410 Donated To Date**
As we head into New Years Eve, here is Sean’s end of year statement.
Sean is Co-Founder and a BHRR BOD Member of BHRR. This photo is of him and BHRR’s Daffodil from our traditional XMAS Even Photo shoot – December 24th, 2017! She remains Available For Adoption!
In Sean’s Words:
‘Here we are again – at the end of another year. Time to reflect on the great, the good, the bad and the ugly and set our sights on the year to come.
I’d be remiss if I didn’t specifically take this opportunity to thank everyone who has made a positive contribution to BHRR. I couldn’t possibly name everyone – but you certainly know who you are!
The contributions you’ve made through time and effort, vet bills, food, auction donations, cleaning supplies, transport, etc. is precisely what allows us to do what we do! We are a community – and stronger because of it. I offer my most heartfelt thank-you to all of you. I count our interactions with all of you as part of the highlight reel.
So many wonderful people have come into our lives.
Together we’ve done a lot of great things in 2017. There are so many BHRR dogs in forever loving homes, there have been successful events for awareness, education and fundraising. One of the most significant and recent successes for this year is The Bakers Dozen and demonstrates perfectly how everyone came together as strong links on the BHRR “CHAIN OF SUCCESS’ when needed.
This was a huge outpouring of support!
It blows my mind to contemplate the amount of puppy formula that was donated and consumed! This would not have been achievable without the enormous outpouring of support given. Seriously – the amount of formula we went through would make several mortgage payments look like chump change!
And the ugly…… I’m not generally one to dwell on the negative – but I think it is important to acknowledge and address what I feel is a growing and unfortunate trend. Let’s address something that is very real yet seldom openly discussed.
A trend not just with us, but across the internet, business and personal interactions all around. Over the past several years, we’ve seen an increasing amount of destructive and abusive interactions.
This year we were subjected to a new low – as at least one person out there already knows – BHRR was subject to a malicious attack. In the end, we were proven/validated to be operating a stellar, highly responsible, excellent and much needed organization for the animals. As this was not based in fact or naive ignorance, they received a cautionary warning and we are now investigating possible further legal venues.
However, our initial response from the actions of this vindictive individual was a ‘Wow – never saw that one coming…’
We have hosted regular BHRR events here – 6 a year for over 2 decades – for people’s benefit and for the animal’s of BHRR.
We open up our home to the scrutiny of strangers and, we have done so gladly, and, openly for we have nothing to hide………..
We commit to giving up what could be very precious, valuable coveted family time for the sake of our guests. We feel it is so important for people to witness firsthand what we do and, why we do it and, that we are not like ‘every’ other group or org. out there…..
We have even had people from approved Volunteers, the curious, the interested, stay here overnight, for days and even weeks at a time.
We have always remained full of disclosure and have shared the ups, the downs, the good, the bad and the ugly with all of our followers, supporters, friends and family.
But to the individual responsible for a baseless complaint – thank you so much for putting our family on edge and under the microscope. I can’t tell you how much we appreciated the surprise and shock instead of an open dialogue with anyone who may have had questions or concerns.
So much better to lob a hand grenade from the bushes and run away. This doesn’t feel constructive, or motivated by the best interests of the animals – this feels very personal and malicious. We are very proud of what we’ve done with our lives – can you say the same?
While I’m also not prone to extolling our own efforts – we have dedicated almost 22 years of our life to the protection of animals, particularly the special needs dogs and the giant breeds – those least likely to be picked up by high turnover rescues. Animals others cannot or will not assist. 99% of those we help are the truly medical and/or behaviourally broken, We are small, personal and dedicated. We’re not trying to be dramatic when we say this – even those who know us have absolutely no idea the level of personal commitment and sacrifice this has taken from our family. The sheer amount of physical work, the hours night and day, the successes and the heartbreaks.
Responsible/quality rescue is 24/7. We do not ‘dabble’ in rescue, only do the ‘fun’ things, hang out, visit and then get to go home to relax and enjoy 9 hours of restful sleep. The stress, lack of sleep, financial drain and complete lack of freedom for something as simple as a family vacation – or even a movie or dinner night out is our lives day in and day out and we have done this gladly! The cyberbullying endured, the tens of thousands of pounds of food transported and stacked. Hydro bills – OVER $1,100/ month and enough laundry – up to 12 loads daily – to choke a laundry mat.
We’re not looking for the thanks, the praise, the accolades, or parades in our honor. We do this for the dogs, not the recognition or for any ‘pats on the back’.
At the same time, we have grown even less tolerant of the abuse, the hand grenades thrown from the sidelines, the armchair quarterbacks who find it so easy to second guess and criticize – to judge, without ever actually seeking to understand or becoming involved.
Cyberbullying is a very real problem and after much research and conversations held with cyberbullying experts, professors and lawyers, note that regardless of the occupation, paid or volunteer, everyone has the right to work in an environment free from personal threat, free from worry about emotional and/or physical harm and the right to not be bullied. This is punishable by law.
Social media is an amazing thing, it is also an awful thing that so many spanning across a vast amount of businesses, non-profits, other professional venues and personal arena’s have been enduring some level/form of bullying.
Those who want to blame, point fingers instead of learn and understand, shame on you. Those who want to take shortcuts and then foist their problems on us, shame on you. Those who want to be coddled and told they are doing everything properly when in fact they are the issue, not the animal, shame on you. Those who are turned down for an adoption and respond by spewing accusations, sour grapes and names, shame on you. Since our inception in 1996, we have retained a zero tolerance approach with the amount of nonsense, armchair quarterbacks and negativity endured.
Setting our sights on the year(s) to come – what’s next for Birch Haven Rescue & Rehabilitation Services? Same wonderful people – same Birch Haven Rescue & Rehabilitation Services – same strong rescue mission. Absolutely nothing will change
overnight – we will continue to do what we have always done. We continue to help the next dog in need – we continue to place adoptable dogs into their right matched forever homes and we continue to provide a safe haven for those animals that need us.
Over the coming years – we will gradually transition to our long held vision of more of a haven program (which is already a large part of what we do). We will always focus on the giant breeds and canines/horses with special needs. These are the ones that need us – these are the ones we feel we can provide the greatest benefit to with our education, experience, knowledge and heart.
As of January 2018, one of our changes shall be to our adoption area’s covered – we will adopt up to an including the Barrie and Cambridge, Ontario area’s from our location and into Quebec, we will cover up to the Montreal area. We will still rescue all across the world.
Over the next year, will also be implementing an ‘Advisory Round Table Board’ of like-minded BHRR approved Volunteers in addition to our BHRR BOD Team.
We will be adding two more BHRR approved Volunteers to our Community Education Liaison Member Team too.
I look forward to working with all of our supporters in 2018 – let us do as many wonderful things this coming year together as we were able to accomplish in 2017!
BHRR BOD Team Member’
BHRR’s Puppy Pile x 7 – Granite (BHRR Haven Dog)
Born: April 14th, 2016
*Another Sneak Peek Traditional XMAS Eve Photo Shoot Pic – December 24th, 2017*
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 22nd, 2018 to Wednesday January 3rd, 2018 inclusive.
Any applications received during this time will be processed/reviewed as of Thursday January 4th, 2018!
During this time, BHRR is always available 24/7 for requests for assistance of animals in need and we shall then network accordingly for as the local Great Dane/Giant Breed Rescue since 1996, the welfare of the animals are our top priority. We do not wish to see any animal end up in a disreputable place of which sadly there are far too many out there.
Thank you for your continued understanding – The BHRR Team
AND thank you to Xandria for surprising us so wonderfully wiith this fabu photo!
BHRR shall be closed for the intake of adoption applications and shall not approve any adoptions from Monday October 23rd to Wednesday November 1st inclusive.
We do not adopt out around the Halloween season and many other Rescues, shelters, pounds etc. have also begun to follow a similar protocol.
We do not believe it is in the best interest of the animals in our program, especially for dark coloured dogs.
During this time, BHRR is available 24/7 as always for requests for assistance of animals in need and will network these requests to r/q organisations for we remain closed for intake.
This photo is of BHRR’s Navy.
AND special picnic snack dates #16 & #17 are now in full swing!
This is Haven Dog BHRR’s Granite – one of the GD Puppy Pile x 7
Per his lovely date – ‘technically his feet are on the floor’ in re: to the no couch rule!
Thanks for the great photo of him, Elizabeth!
BHRR’s Steam aka Steamboat (Available For Adoption) is also on her own special day date today and from what I am being told she is having a blast!
Tomorrow we have another special picnic snack date – #18 for 2017 – Brazilian Dane Baby Jackson!
UPDATE: Test Results Are Back:
BHRR’s Granite’s Heartworm results were negative yet he tested positive for Lymes. He was on Revolution last year as he was too young for Bravecto and then placed on Bravecto for 2017.
We are moving to doing a UPC test as the next step and ensuring that he stays on preventative in our efforts to prevent further exposure.
Dynamo’s results were all negative.
Cookie Dough Dynamo & BHRR’s Granite had their Annual today!
They are two of the BHRR Great Dane Puppy Pile x 7 born April 14th, 201
She weighed 50.3 kgs(116.6 pounds) & he weighed 60.5 kg(133.10 kgs).
Both are lean, healthy and received thumbs up at their Vet visits! Hard to believe they are 16 months old now….
The photo makes it appear that Dynamo is the same height as her brother yet he has a good 3.5-4″ on her in height. He is just holding his head lower than normal in the photo’s.
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!
Another photo, this time of BHRR’s Granite’s handsome profile.
AND Special Picnic Auction Date #9 is now underway!
BHRR’s Puppy Pile x 7, BHRR’s Granite!
He gets to see another one of his siblings, BHRR’s Sapphire and their other fabu canine, Sally. This is an overnight date and he had a great drop-off!
BHRR’s Pearl also stayed for a bit of a visit as I picked her up on my way in to drop off BHRR’s Granite for his own special date. She sure has come a long way since she first arrived to BHRR.
Thank you to The Maracle’s again for bidding on this date with BHRR’s Baby Granite.
At BHRR we work so hard to make these dogs the best dogs possible and our play date visitation plus play date programs are integral to our ‘CHAIN OF SUCCESS’! So grateful.
We have two more dates scheduled this weekend and thank you to Sean for helping me tomorrow with the pick-up and drop-off on the AM as I am working.
They love their routine!
Someone had his first picnic snack play date today!
BHRR’s Puppy Pile Granite! He is one of our Haven Dogs.
Thank you to this wonderful home for giving him and so many of the BHRR doggies a great experience.
This was BHRR’s Granite’s first play date without me and he did so well. He was great with their own three dogs and received love from the adults and kids both in this home.
We are always about helping to make the BHRR dogs the best that they can be and experiences like this keeps them becoming so well rounded plus balanced.
Truly grateful! AND for the extremely generous food donation!!!
We really are so blessed to have the BHRR Village that we do. So many strong links on that BHRR “CHAIN OF SUCCESS”!
We know many have been patiently….or, not so patiently waiting!!!
Here is the SECOND installment of our 2016 Traditional December 24th XMAS Eve Photo’s!
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!
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!”
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!
*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.
What a most wonderful weekend!!
My heart remains glowing with such humbled warmth from so many that came together to make this weekend even possible!
A grand total of $703.50 was raised this weekend to help the Vet bills of the BHRR Puppy Pile!
Thank you again to Pet Valu Stittsville for your incredible hospitality again!! You make us feel truly welcomed and are so lovely!
Thank you to Cherie, Aaron, Serena, Sean, Dawn and Kinsley for your hands, hearts and time this weekend! I watched many times over how each of you were so helpful to visitors plus their pets and your knowledge of BHRR plus your belief in what this organization does, is a true blessing for the animals’ in need of our programs! Thank you for everything each of you do!
To every visitor this last weekend – one touching hi-light for me was seeing BHRR’s Lizzy adopted November 9th, 2012 – thank you very much! So many incredible human and dogs we met!! We loved spending time with you!
This photo is of BHRR’s Salem, a GD/Mastiffx who is available for adoption and BHRR’s Puppy Pile Granite, one of our Haven Dogs. Both had a super day and won many hearts as did BHRR’s Corbin and BHRR’s Ross yesterday!! 🙂
As we wind down for the night at BHRR, we promised to post the date again of our next microchip clinic – accredited by the CVO – September 10th at Pet Valu Richmond from 10-4 pm! We will make sure the poster is put up tomorrow. 🙂 🙂
All funds from that event will go towards BHRR’s Dyson’s Partial Tail Amputation bills.
Thank you again to so many amazing souls for being those strong links on BHRR’s CHAIN OF SUCCESS’ 🙂 We remain deeply grateful……
VIDEO: Of my 9+ year old blue Great Dane Bronson with four of the BHRR Puppy Pile! 🙂 They are now 16 weeks of age.
The BBBBB’s of Corbin and Ross are still available for adoption! Both of them shall also be with us at Pet Valu Stittsville on Saturday August 20th @ our first community education event since May!
BHRR’s Corbin – Available for Adoption – weighed 27 Kgs(59.4 pounds)
BHRR’s Ross – Available for Adoption – weighed 26.2 kgs(57.64 pounds)
Cookie Dough Dynamo – Adopted – weighed 27.8 kgs(61.16 pounds)
BHRR’s Granite – BHRR Haven Dog – weighed 28 kgs(61.6 pounds)
All are lean, muscled and healthy plus so happy, not to mention social!
Later this week, the BBBBB’s of Ross & Corbin, will have their next professional photo’s done to help their right matched forever loving adoptive homes find them!!
I have also heard recent news from two of the three other BHRR puppy pile pups that were adopted in July and both are doing well plus both have started their mandatory obedience classes. 🙂
Thank you Rebecca for this great photo of the BHRR Puppy pile that were at Liston Animal Hospital today!
Many thanks being sent out to BHRR BOD member Mary for the extra puppy wrangler hands yesterday!!
Mary lives in Oshawa and was still in town from our incredibly successful – 9th Annual KAH/BHRR Fundraiser on the 10th, humbling $5,300+ raised and still counting as the silent auction funds come in. Final total will be announced. 🙂
I said to Mary that if she wanted more puppy time we would be at LAH yesterday and thank goodness for her experienced loving hands! 😀
The BHRR Puppy Pile x 7 are now 5 – two approved adoptions this week – and while their leash manners are really quite good – when one puts on the brakes or wants to change direction, so does another and sometimes another! :p
We made quite the wonderful scene walking into the Hospital stopping cars and bystanders alike as these truly beautiful and special rescue litter skipped, hopped, walked, trotted plus pranced and bounced their way in! 🙂
BHRR’s Slate weighed 19.1 Kgs
Cookie Dough Dynamo weighed 18.3 Kgs
BHRR’s Granite weighed 18 Kgs
BHRR’s Corbin weighed 18 Kgs
BHRR’s Ross weighed 16.2 Kgs
We are still accepting applications on two of our Puppy Pile babies(Ross & Corbin), who are 12 weeks old today!
BHRR’s Slate is under a pending adoption at this time. His home-visit, of which we are truly excited about is tomorrow.
Those familiar with our adoption processes and as openly explained to anyone that asks, BHRR only places per right matched personality fit.
We believe that each reputable/quality rescue out in the world operates in the manner that they feel is in the right/best interest of those in their care. Great Organisations will share similar processes and they will/may also have different procedures plus requirements, and we will all share the common goal of making sure that those we are entrusted to do right by are done right by, each and every time.
For BHRR, we do not entertain many applications on any one dog and then review to choose what we feel may be ‘best’ out of those applications. We take each application as they arrive in the order they arrive and the application is thoroughly reviewed in our detailed adoption process to then determine if said home is the right matched personality fit for our dogs.
Our approach to application processing in addition to our assessment/evaluation/rehab programs, enables us, to continue to have such extreme high adoption success. We were 100% in over 10 years of operating and now we are 98% as we go through year 20. In 20.5 years, we have only ever taken back 7 adoptions. While we sincerely wish we could still have had a 100% success rate, we know that no matter how thorough an adoption process can be, it is not perfect. 🙁
However, we remain proud and thrilled with this high number in success stories for our dogs/homes since our inception in 1996!
AND we are on our way!
BHRR’s Slate(BHRR’s Granite can also be seen!) – the litter shall be 12 weeks old tomorrow!
The remaining of the BHRR Puppy Pile x 7, five of them are on their way with Sean/I to LAH for their next exams, boosters and weights!
I have been asked several times, why if BHRR’s Slate is under a pending adoption and that his home/visit is Friday, am I doing his next boosters/exams and not letting his new possible home pay for them.
This is because he is still under BHRR’s care, has not yet been approved to be adopted and it is time for his next boosters and this is part of our proactive/preventative Vet protocol. 🙂
We do not cut corners at BHRR. Just as it is about always having the right matched home be approved to adopt any of our dogs, it is always about doing it right in vet care, training plus rehab for every dog we are entrusted with. 🙂
BHRR’s Great Dane Puppy Pile x 7 – BHRR’s Granite
11 weeks of age – July 10th, 2016
He is one of our Haven Dogs.
This picture has quickly captured my heart!
Taken by Elizabeth White and WOW! Love it!
He had a great day!
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!!
1) Volunteers to put up posters in their local community including training facilities, work, friends, family, neighbours etc. Please email email@example.com
2) Donations of pop, bottled water, & small bags of chips.
3) NEED DRAW PRIZES! Please email firstname.lastname@example.org
4) Bags of ICE! ICE! ICE!
5) Silent Auction Items
6) Human Bakers
7) Dog Treat Bakers
8) Gift cards – please email email@example.com
9) Coolers to borrow for pop/juice/ice
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! 🙂
Happy Sunday to all!!!
The BHRR Great Dane Puppy Pile x 7 and Sean :p plus one of my own Danes, my Big Blue Bronson are checking out the new yard area being constructed for the puppies who are now 10 weeks old!
They have their own almost 1/2+ acre fenced yard with direct access to the house and the rec room with couch, futon bed, TV, two fish tanks and soft dog beds, toys and more! Until they are big enough to run with zee big dawgs, this is their new digs! They were weaned off all pee pads almost a week ago and rarely an accident being had. They ask to go out and take themselves out when we are hanging with them and the door is open. 🙂 Sun and shade and lots of items to stimulate them physically plus mentally.
Today, they were active and awake for over 4 straight hours and finally are all crashed out for a power snooze, some even snoring loud enough to compete with the bigger Danes! 😀
This picture was taken before Sean laid down the T-posts and we expanded the area outward.
We hope all are enjoying this weekend safely with loved ones!!
BHRR’s Granite weighed 14.8 Kgs (32.56 pounds) on June 29th @ 10 weeks of age
Photo is from June 16th @ 8 weeks of age.
He had a great 8 week Vet Visit on June 14th and while still not menacing normally, the Vet found that when he ‘touched’ the outside of his right eye, on that side he would almost be ‘reminded’ to menace on that side only.
A photo sent our way from Becca of the Boys’ post neuters(court ordered to be done by the time they were 6 weeks of age) and due to my long standing excellent relationship with AC, allowed them to be done at 10+ weeks instead.
Coming up Saturday June 25th!!!
More details in poster!
BHRR’s Granite – 5 weeks and 3 days – weight was 12 pounds and 8 oz
Picture is from May 26th at 5 weeks of age
NOT AVAILABLE FOR ADOPTION. BHRR’s Granite shall remain in our BHRR Haven Program. He is our ‘Neuro’ Boy.
BHRR’s Granite was born quite sluggish and took some time to get ‘going’. Per his Vet, it is believed that he was possibly deprived of O2.
We also found out that at 4 weeks of age that he has some vision problems and does not menace normally. He is doing fantastic.
All were weighed again yesterday and all are gaining well.
The one dark merle male boy that was born quite sluggish, continues to have some aspiration issues. He has been into see the Vet once already and we are monitoring him and all the puppies closely.
There are 4 boys and 3 girls and even the wee BBBBB runt female has caught up to the rest of the ‘gang’. She is feisty! 🙂
The puppies are back to see the Vet on Saturday AM as they will then be 2 weeks of age and time to begin their de-worming protocol.
AND, yes, for those that keep asking, this is a single breed GD litter of puppies AND NO, they are not yet ready for adoption AND shall not be for a long time to come.
All BHRR Great Dane Puppy Pile x 7 in the same canvas basket, the same one I used to bring 14 day old BHRR’s Ember and Flame to BHRR in back on December 7th, 2015.
Within 5 days, only two could fit comfortably into it! 🙂
5:30 AM -puppy #4 – Dark Merle Boy. 1 pound 7 oz
Here is a photo of the whelping/nursing box. 6 x 5 x 2 feet. AND we put an Xpen with a door also along the side. Whole section beside the box for room for mom to leave pups and eat/drink and get some alone time….
1) Pee Pads
2) Someone had a wading pool and trying to remember who from a previous thread. Wondering if we can borrow it?
5) Puppy food – for Mom right now
6) Soft Bath Mats – the ones from Pet Valu are fabu
8) Very Large Garbage Bags
9) Esbilac – Powder, not liquid
BHRR has been working on a cruelty/neglect case for the last week. All of the Danes are now in r/q care with other GD groups that we network with except for the one that ACO really wanted to send our way.
Today, this Dane was brought to see Dr. Liston at LAH.
As you can see, BHRR is having puppies. At least 8 were counted by Dr. Liston. Mom is so skinny herself and as we specialize in the emaciation cases, we were specifically asked to take her in, even, if we could not take the others that we then found other great places for.
We are calling her BHRR’s Marbles and one of the ACO officers wants to adopt the mom when she is ready. That is touching news.
Mom is due within the week and we are working to prepare all that we need beforehand.
If anyone has any of the above items and would not mind sharing or donating, we would be so appreciative. firstname.lastname@example.org
BHRR has only helped three dogs to date in 2016 and this mama to be is the next in need of us…urgently so….
Thanks in advance!