In 2017/18, BHRR is going to book ONLY 4 Community Education & Public Awareness Events

1. BHRR’s 15th Annual SS(Secret Santa) to the BHRR Doggies is coming up fast! This is our unique and creative annual event. At this time, BHRR has 20 more amazing dogs in need of a special secret Santa to call their own! Please Please EMAIL if you can help us give the BHRR Doggies a most wonderful XMAS spoiling time!

2. Our 10th ANNUAL ‘JUST IN TIME FOR XMAS’ Online Auction Begins Saturday November 18th!
We are seeking auction items – Goods, Services, Gift Certficates, Gift Baskets etc.
Please EMAIL

3. SANTA PAW Photo’s at Pet Valu Stittsville – 1250 Main Street Stittsville – Saturday December 9th from 10 AM – 3 PM!
*No Appointments Necessary
We will be there with a table hanging out and greeting ALL the amazing Visitors!
We will be collecting Empties, Canadian Tire $ & will have some merchandise for sale
*We are seeking 2 more BHRR Approved Volunteers to hang out with us on Saturday. Please EMAIL

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

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

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 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. 

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!

BHRR’s Rickards is moving to a “HOLD” Pattern Status right now. We will update his blog as we can.

BHRR’s Rickards says ‘I am ready to make my special announcement!’
~2 year old English Mastiff


BHRR’s Rickards was dumped a very rural pound as his owners were having a baby.

BHRR’s Rickards is such a great dog! He is housebroken, crate trained and very obedient. His leash manners are now outstanding.

He is affectionate, loyal, kind and uber handsome!

He has such a big head for his body yet it only makes him more adorable plus endearing. He is lean, muscled, happy and healthy and we do not want to see him become fat like so many dogs of his breed and what we see happen to many dogs out there.

He travels beautifully in a car, is great with cats, excellent with dogs of all shapes and sizes yet we feel it best that he be either an only dog or be placed with a right matched personality fit female dog or with cats. He has mostly been indifferent to the males here and yet, still likes to sometimes get pushy with my now 9 month old male Wolfie, Brogan. He seems to almost flirt with the ladies though! He corrects well and we think he would be happiest as either an only dog, in a home with a right matched cat or two or with a female fit dog. He loves the companionship of the dogs and is such a low maintenance boy!

He is amazing to do nails, wash and go to the Vet. He is pretty darn close to being bomb proof. He is extremely well balanced and rounded. His temperament is rock solid.

A smaller EM yet to that right matched forever loving home, it will not matter. He can go to a home without or with kids(prefer 10 and up if the home does have children). He is calm, quiet – except when I come home and he has these amazing wee squeals of ‘she’s home! Gwennie is home!’ and truly a well adjusted kind gentle giant.

He can be adopted to a home that works ft or pt, or works from home, is semi-retired or retired. He is another ever so versatile BHRR dog.

He has been a gem to have with us. Makes us miss our own two EM’s dearly and he is going to make a lucky home a fabu addition!

BHRR’s Rickards, I cannot believe that someone would dump you…you are a treasure….a true fine specimen of model behaviour and goodness and that home did not deserve you. You deserve a home that will demonstrate to you daily just how special and worthy you are!!

I love you so much and thank you for being you!

Thank you again to Liz Bradley for her time and talent on April 5th to do these professional photo’s! Thank you also to Elizabeth White for your extra loving hands so that I could get his and BHRR’s Giselle’s pictures done!

SNEAK Peek Photo’s!
Taken April 5th, 2017

BHRR’s Rickards (EM) shall be making his special announcement later tonight – April 7th, 2017!

Stay Tuned!

Thanks to Elizabeth White for helping me get these professional photo’s done on April 5th AND to Liz Bradley for all of her talent, patience and time for doing these incredible Rescue Pawtraits!

He is looking at me waiting patiently for his treat for being such a good boy!


Aren’t they both so freakin’ fabu!?!? AND stunning?!

BHRR’s Rickards and BHRR’s Giselle when they caught sight of the kids when they got off the bus!!


AND we are on our way! Professional photo time for BHRR’s Rickards and BHRR’s Giselle!

Here I am all super excited and BHRR’s Rickards is like all chill and calm!

Stay tuned for BHRR’s Rickards special announcement over the next week or so once I get his professional photo’s back!

BHRR’s Rickards – EM

Winter Wonderland Day
March 14th, 2017


This handsome boy was also at KAH tonight with BHRR’s Giselle!

He had his latest recheck exam and the two rounds of antibiotics have finally worked its magic! His skin looks good, his eyes and ears look good and he received a thumbs up! I would like to see a bit more weight and his Vet agrees, yet it is not anything that would hold him back from being placed up for adoption anytime soon.

BHRR’s Rickards is scheduled for his professional photo shoot on March 31st and once those photos are in, he will have his special announcement to make! Gives him a few more weeks to put on some more weight too.

So stay tuned over the next three weeks for his special announcement!

WTG! BHRR’s Rickards!


This handsome young man was neutered & microchipped today. BHRR’s Rickards.

His repeat bloodwork after finishing his first round of antibiotics plus completing his de-worming protocol gave him the thumbs up to be neutered.

All the pics Sean took were fuzzy of him today so no new photo’s to share of him yet we will get professional ones done of him in March.

He is hovering just under 120 pounds and is still slowly putting on the weight.

He remains on antibiotics for his skin and he shall have a recheck in mid-March to see where things stand.

If all goes well, perhaps by end of March, BHRR’s Rickards will have his own special announcement to make!

He has been great with all the females here yet has wanted to bully two males – twice now of my 7 month old Wolfie and once, BHRR’s Rubble(AVAILABLE For Adoption). We are working on acceptable / appropriate manners and he is responding beautifully….

Busy times at BHRR!

BHRR’s Ani was at KAH last night for a quick exam and repeat bloodwork as we prepare for her third epulus ligament surgery.

Today BHRR’s Rain, one of our amazing Haven dogs went to her approved temp foster while BHRR’s Rickards left that same approved foster home to come to me. Thank you to them for stepping up to be his emerge temp foster for the last just shy of 6 weeks!

BHRR’s Rickards had a recheck today, we also did repeat bloodwork, he had his booster and another refill on antibiotics was given as his face/muzzle are battling some new area’s of rawness….he had finished his last round of meds February 8th. He was fawned and loved on by many and what a Mr. Nosey he is!! LOL It is great to finally meet him myself….I had been hearing from quite a few how fabu he is and he sure is!

Tomorrow, after work at the Hospital, I am making the long drive to Blue Mountains, Ontario with Mason and BHRR’s Baby Kaos to prepare for his home-visit for a possible approved adoption on the Sunday.

Thank you as well to Kelley for the donation of empty wine bottles and other goodies our way that Sean picked up today on his way home from work!

This picture is of the beautiful BHRR’s Rain in her approved temp foster home!

From our home to all of our friends and family, we hope that all of you have a most wonderful good night!



This handsome man, BHRR’s Rickards(EM) is leaving his emerge BHRR approved temp foster home on Friday to come to us.

Thank you to this wonderful BHRR approved temp foster home in stepping up to assist us in helping him, for keeping him safe plus loving on him for the last almost 6 weeks!

We were in urgent need of spot for him in so that he could get out of the rural pound he was in and we are truly grateful for their assistance! This boy was dumped as their home was having a baby and we gave him a new name for a fresh new beginning….

This home shall then temp foster their 6th foster for us – BHRR’s Rain as of Friday!

I will be repeating blood-work plus having a re-recheck on BHRR’s Rickards and hopefully we get normal results this time around and he can then be neutered!

Since his arrival in our rescue care, he has been de-wormed, put on revolution, had an exam, had pre-op bloodwork and heartworm plus tickborne testing done, was put on antibiotics for his skin and has received tons of love!

Thank you also to his rescue transport angels for sending me this photo of the handsome man! You both were there for us/him in an instant and we are so appreciative!

So looking forward in finally meeting this boy!

BHRR’s Rickards(EM) – NOT Yet Available For Adoption & JL Pickard the kittie!

BHRR’s Rickards lovely emerge temp foster family sent this adorable picture my way yesterday!

They both snuggle and play together!

BHRR’s Rickards will be back into the Vet once his antibiotics are completed for a recheck and to do repeat bloodwork. If all goes well, we can then look towards booking his neuter.

I have been told that BHRR’s Rickards is doing fabu with his recall in their large yard and the ‘no kitchen’ when cooking rule is getting there.

He has gone through a bout of resourcing which is very common and back to boot camp basics! Now that the honeymoon period is ending – different lengths of times for different dogs – he is feeling comfortable.

I am working with his amazing emerge temp foster home on this and also on his minor SA and he is in great hands!

He will be heading to BHRR February 18th and cannot wait to meet him.

Truly, forever grateful to this home for stepping up and offering to emerge temp foster him plus to his transport BHRR angels in offering to help me mobilise fast to get him out of the rural pound he was in….thank you’s also to his first rescue angel, Kim in reaching out to us and asking if we could help him!

Always heartwarming to note how many people come together, and quickly when needed, all with the same goal in mind to help an animal in need….truly blessed as is this wonderful EM to have this amazing kind network as part of our BHRR village!

Happy Friday wishes to all!


BHRR’s Rickards bloodwork came back negative for Heartworm and Tick-Borne Diseases yet he has an elevated WBC and Globulin levels.

His Vet is putting him on Simplicef antibiotics and I learned that he has been rubbing at his face and he has a mark on his face that is healing. The Vet thinks that this could be a possible cause for his elevated WBC.

As he is being de-wormed with Panacur, that will assist with other aspects of his bw that were indicative of possible parasites.

We shall repeat his bloodwork at some point in the future prior to neutering him.

He remains on Revolution – January 7th, then again January 21st and then again February 7th.

Cannot wait to meet him myself! 🙂

I obtained copies from his Vet file of the two pictures taken of BHRR’s Rickards face/muzzle on January 13th apt. at KAH. I can see some ‘goop’ in his eyes also.

BHRR’s Rickards was at the Vet today!

He weighed 54 kgs(118.80 pounds). Per his emerge temp foster home, he was skinny when he arrived to them January 7th yet they are getting the weight on him nice and even/slow. I asked them to feed him 3-4 smaller meals per day.

Thank you to them for bringing him to KAH today for an exam, pre-op bw in preparation for his neuter when he is ready, heartworm/tickborne testing, nails, and if the Vet felt he was healthy enough – vaccines.

He was being de-wormed as of January 7th and also placed on Revolution. We believe in proper proactive/preventative Vet care ensuring that he is happy and healthy plus keeping all members of the home – pets/humans healthy also and not exposed to parasites/fleas and in the warmer weather ticks etc. One never knows what a dog with an unknown vaccine/vetting history may have.

We had been told he was utd on everything yet I took that with a grain of salt and sure enough…he has had zero documented vetting prior to being dumped at this pound as his home was having a child.

I heard he was a big hit with all and looking forward to meeting him around February 18th myself!

Thank you to his wonderful emerge temp foster home in sending this picture and sending updates my way! This home believes him to more around age 2, not even close to age 4.

It has been a wonderfully busy weekend!

This is a photo shared by the lovely generous angels that picked up BHRR’s Rickards(He NOW has a name!), the English Mastiff from a rural pound and have spent the day transporting him to his equally lovely emerge temp foster home!

Safe journey and thank you ALL deeply again!!!

***As I strongly suspected, he was not utd on vaccines etc….it is a rare Owner Surrender that has done the proper proactive/preventative Vetting required for a healthy dog. An appointment is setup for Friday January 13th for him to be thorough vetted. This home lied about taking him to a Vet to the Pound. I checked the Vet information myself and this Vet Hospital does not even have a pet of his former name or the O.’s last name on file.***

He will also begin his de-worming protocol at his emerge temp foster home and shall be placed on Revolution.

His emerge temp foster home after receiving him noted how skinny he was….four ribs clearly seen when only the last two should faintly be seen.

The foster home also strongly suspects him to be a lot younger than 4 years of age. About 2 years max. We also received confirmation that he is not neutered. We shall ensure that he is also neutered plus microchipped per our protocols.

From one of the two kind souls that picked up BHRR’s Rickards from the Pound and drove him all the way to his emerge temp foster home. I also asked them to advise if he was neutered or not when they picked him up so we can plan and prepare for all of his preventative/proactive Vet work.

The picture in the January 10th blog post is from the the same kind souls who picked him up to transport.

“Hi Gwen,

BHRR’S Rickards is safely in our backseat. He’s a gentle boy and seems to be taking it all in stride! He is not neutered.”

BHRR’s ???
*Do not like the name he was being called*
Small Male English Mastiff – Shelter was told ~4 yet bylaw thinks younger as his build is very adolescent.

He was dumped at a very rural shelter as the home is having a baby.

He’s UTD on vaccines, housetrained, good with dogs/cats, playful and is great to handle.

Thank you to Holly/Bruce for offering to emerge temp foster him over the next 4-6 weeks.

Thank you to Kathy/Terry for also offering up their assistance.

We are working out the details of his transport now.

Holiday Miracle in the making……feeling so blessed to know such rescue angels!