Testimonial From The Home Who Had The Special Picnic Play Date With BHRR’s Oliver Today:

“Today we have a very special guest from BHRR: Ms. Burst. She is our second date for this weekend and will be spending the night with our family as part of a special auction.

Burst is not a giant breed or a Dane, but BHRR stepped up to save her when asked. She is a playful, bouncy girl who adores people and cannot get enough love. Our Dane and Pug get along very well with her. She needs to put on more weight and she will be an amazing looking dog when she does.

 Burst is a sweetie. Her and Sapphire played chase for a bit. Then, Burst played with a few balls, chasing after them and picking them up. She even let Cherie brush out her coat. All three dogs are getting along well. Sapphire seems to know that Burst is unsure of play and is trying various tricks to get her to play, which is working. 🙂

So happy to open our home to Burst.”

Someone found the sunroof! 

This BBBBB had her own special picnic play date today!

BHRR’s Burst!  This is her as my co-pilot today.

Look at this girl now!!! Just stunning!

Thank you to the home who gave her this extra special spoiling time. AND for her very own beautiful collar plus matching leash and the food for her.  So grateful for your continued humbling support.

This was Date #3 out of 5 for the weekend!

She shall be spayed shortly and from there once she heals, she can make her own special announcement!

Today BHRR’s Burst was at the Vet!

AND she continues to live up to the name we gave her! Bursting with friendliness, social and so much eagerness, enthusiasm and while her manners are coming along – still bursting with ‘bull in the china shop’ antics! AND I remain adoring her for all that she represents and is for she is so awesome despite all of the neglect/abuse of her past.

Took awhile to get a weight yet I was not in a hurry, was not going to rush a dog who has had no clear structure or balance in her life until her rescue May 27th.

She is hanging around a really skinny 73 pounds now yet no longer emaciated and will look much better once she reaches what I think is a lovely lean muscled weight of about 85-90 pounds tops. She is muscling up amazingly well! So a small honorary giant of BHRR and 100% larger than life in personality. 

She has learned the word ‘focus’ and is beginning to respond so well in distraction type situations which for her is still a large part of her day yet when she can stop for a moment, ‘focus’ then her manners are impeccable. Her sit and stick is outstanding and she is so eager to please.

She is catching up on a lifetime of experiences and memories and moments that she never had and now is getting daily. 

Those eyes hold a mountain of stories of her past yet no longer do I see confusion and only now see worry when it is night time. She is quite nervous still to go outside when it is dark and the other dogs are helping her immensely about learning that it is ok and that there is fun in a night time game of tag, a stroll and just sitting out enjoying the sounds of the turtles plus frogs from the spring fed ponds. 

She came to us not housebroken and she learned so fast and she is now completely housebroken!

She still hits the floor and will crawl on her belly yet this is less than it was. She becomes so submissive when she thinks she has done something wrong or stesses out when she realises that she should have listened and did not. She is learning that we are not going to man handle her, we do not rule by fear, we guide by positive balanced training, consistency, routine, lead by example and are full of praise with tons of patience. We do not ask her to give more than she can give. We do not try to make her into something she is not and we work daily to help her become the best dog she can be and man she is so freakin’ awesome! To expect something from her that she is not yet ready to give or force her is only going to set her up for failure….there is so much time to help her get to where we know she can go….one day at a time and I am loving this journey with her! She makes me laugh, shake my head and melts my heart!

We are giving her reasons daily to trust us…..and are open in our communication with and to her.

No dog is perfect…they are only perfect in their imperfections and she is going to make a right match forever loving matched home one beautiful addition when it is her time!

Today, she was weighed, examined – all thumbs up – she had vaccines, and we took blood to test for heartworm plus tick borne diseases and did pre-op bloodwork for her spay once she has more weight on her. We will microchip her at that time too.

Her coat is coming in so shiny and black as we get rid of that dark auburn sun exposed and neglected dead coat. With proper exercise, nutrition and love, her coat is growing in gorgeous.

Her Vet agrees that she has had at least one litter in her past, the poor girl and we promised her that she never ever be a breeding machine again. She will be cherished and loved and treated like a precious family member. She will be valued for who she is….

We continue to peg her age around 2 years, no more than 2.5 years and she is such a puppy in so many giggle moment ways! Those eyes though…they are wise and ‘old soul’!

Though she is not a Dane or a Giant, BHRR will never turn away a dog in need of us if we have a spot and this girl needed serious help…she no longer is vomiting or having diarrhoea and she becomes more happy and healthy each day! 

I am so happy that we were tagged to help you dear lady for you enrich my life!

Another photo of BHRR’s Burst.

BHRR’s Burst

From her day of arrival to BHRR to now…..

She is still painfully thin for sure, yet what a difference….

She is also happier, more confident and comfortable and I am not sure her exact history yet when I see dogs ‘hit the floor’ and crawl on their bellies to you, that makes me very sad and angry…..

She is a wee fireball of sheer loveliness and while she has a long way to go with her weight gain plus muscle mass & toning plus manners, she is 100% already awesomeness!

As mentioned before, homes that have children, this is the dog to watch! 

Such a beautiful gem of a dog! What she loses in size, she more than makes up for in enormous incredible personality plus heart!

AND for those that keeping asking what she is….LabX is my best ‘educated’ guess…is there Dane?! Perhaps, yet, she is a mixture of at least two breeds in my humble opinion and to a right matched personality fit home, it shall not matter what she is….they will love her for who she is! 




In 2018, BHRR is going to book ONLY 4 Community Education & Public Awareness Events

1. 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
Fire Dept.
Police Dept.
Human & Doggie Good Table
BBQ – Will have Vegan Options
Face-Painting/Feathers/Tats – For Humans/Pets
Merchandise For Sale
Draw Prizes
BHRR Famous Raffle Basket
Seeking 5 more BHRR APPROVED Volunteers to assist that day Please EMAIL

2. We have been invited back to Critter Jungle – 1405 Carling Ave, Ottawa for another Dirty DAWG Wash!
AND NEW For 2018 is us doing a DIRTY CAR Wash also!
We shall also be doing nails, ear cleanings and have some merchandise for sale! Maybe even some baked goodies! 

$13/Dog Wash  & Towel Dry
$20/Truck/Mini Van

$25 Special – 1 dog/Car
$33 Special – 1 dog/Truck or Mini Van

Big or Small we will wash them all!
Seeking 4 more BHRR APPROVED Volunteers to assist that day Please EMAIL

3. BHRR’s 7th Annual “Dine With The Doggies” Event is scheduled for Saturday September 22nd, 2018.
Please EMAIL

4. We have been invited back to Pet Valu Hazeldean! – This shall be our last Community Education/Awareness Event of 2018
Saturday November 3rd
Time: 10 – 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

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

Sean has chosen a name!
BHRR’s Burst as she is just bursting with happiness, friendliness, enthusiasm and sheer zest for life…..not to mention at this time, bursting with zero leash manners YET that part shall change! 🙂
She is excellent on her sit, smart, truly lovely and those eyes….they would melt your soul…..
She may well be another one that people who have or are planning on having children should watch as she rehabs.
I know size is relative yet she is small….AND for such a small girl, she has a personality as big as the universe. She is a very memorable girl. Truly special.
Welcome to the family BHRR’s Burst.

She has a Vet apt. for June 9th. 

She is here and I also am in the camp of a DaneX & about 18 months – 2 years of age – with lab or flat coated retriever and she is 100% amazing!  

A small girl – all relative I know!  – and happy and so enthusiastic about life! She needs to learn some manners including leash ones! 

Her paperwork says that she is not even housebroken….poor girl…..


Two pics taken by Sean when he picked her up…her body condition.  Yet, we specialise in emaciation cases, have a 100% rehab success rate and she will lack for nothing….. 

For those who remember BHRR’s Bloom, a singlebred blue fireball of a Dane, Sean says she is small like her yet much taller. We actually ended up doing two separate DNA tests on BHRR’s Bloom and she was a wee thing in body for a Dane & huge in personality! 

Sean says that she is also much younger than the believed ~3 years of ageand I am so excited to meet what Sean has said is a ‘Crazy friendly andenergetic’ girl! 

Thank you to Mel and to all of the rescue transport angels that made today happen!! Thank you to Annie for tagging us about this girl needing help. In noting that she was posted for quite some time needing urgent help, we knew we had to do everything we could to find a spot for her….we love the the black beauties and the special needs ones and we are so glad that we ended up being tagged in her post needing assistance as otherwise we may never have known about her….she deserves so much more better the terrible neglect she suffered in her past….

Welcome to the BHRR family, you yet to be named BBBBB! 

AND this girl is on her way now!

Sean should have her soon as due to a last minute change, I am home with Miss Hollywood….

Once we have her, we may know more re: if she is singlebred Dane or Dane/Lab for she is super wee in the pictures! Does not matter to us! 

We have been told she has travelled well and has the Dane ‘whine’ down to a tee! 

Pictures compliments of her transport angels!


More Information Given:

Very easy to handle
No bite history
Resource guarding w/ toys sometimes as per owner. Have not noticed that here.
Seems friendly with all dogs here. Owner states good with males
Unknown w/ cats
Unknown w/ kids
Super friendly w/ strangers
Outgoing, energetic, happy disposition
Medium energy level
Pulls on leash
Knows basic command: sit
Good teeth condition
Surrendered as vomiting and diarrhea. Thought maybe mild megaesophogas but vomit WAS digested well, not vomiting water. Has since stopped being sick once we put her on good food, several small meals a day of puppy kibble to bring her weight up and runs have cleared up. Skinny.
Mya! Was surrendered by someone who was caring for her the owners didn’t want her back so limited info. Approx 3 years old, Dane/Lab X, intact female (that we know of, looks like has had puppies too before). Was neglected by a previous owner, is underweight (will have to get her weight, she’s pretty big). They said she is possessive over her rope/squeaky toys. Good with men, male dogs, women and strangers. Female dogs and cats unknown. She was vomiting but is in good spirits with a lot of energy. We are feeding her elevated to see if that is the issue. She just came in two days ago so monitoring for now. Vomit present this morning was digested so it’s not immediate after feeding, at this point don’t think it’s megaesophagus as our last dog that had that would vomit shortly after eating as well as drinking. Strong, energetic but really friendly.
UPDATE: Doing better on a raised dish. Has stopped vomiting and her runs have cleared up. Is being fed several small meals a day of soaked puppy food


“She hasn’t vomited for days, stool is also now normal. 🙂 Staff believes she was on super crappy food, was obviously not getting her nutritional needs met as she is bony, and wasn’t being fed out of a raised dish in her home.”

The next in need of need of us….we love the Black Beauties too!

What we have been informed about to date:

“Surrendered as vomiting and diarrhea. Thought maybe mild megaesophogas but vomit WAS digested well, not vomiting water. Has since stopped being sick once we put her on good food, several small meals a day of puppy kibble to bring her weight up and runs have cleared up. Skinny.
Was surrendered by someone who was caring for her the owners didn’t want her back so limited info. Approx 3 years old, Dane, intact female (that we know of, looks like has had puppies too before). Was neglected by a previous owner….”

Those nails are equally awful…. 

ETA to BHRR Sunday May 27th