BHRR Animals Available For Adoption

This is a blog post, updated regularly as to who is available for adoption and the ‘quick’ status of others not yet available for adoption.
NOTE: This blog post is on each of the dogs’ individual pages.
All of our available dogs can also be found on our PetFinder website.
*To read a dog’s blog, scroll to the very bottom of that dog’s individual page and read upwards, skipping over any posts such as fundraiser posts. They will answer most of your questions re: age, history etc.*

**NOTE: As of December 1st, 2016; BHRR shall no longer be responding to any inquires to adopt. We are following the lead of other r/q organizations and ONLY completed adoption applications submitted to the BHRR BOD shall be considered/responded to.**

BHRR is a federally registered NP organization and requires an application/contract to be filled out, personal references including a vet reference if applicable and a home visit to be done before being approved to adopt.

We also require that at the time of meeting any BHRR animal (after completing the application process up to that point) that the whole family + any other currently owned animals are either brought to the locale of the animal in question for at least one meeting to take place, yet almost always, we bring said dog to the home as part of the home-visit.

BHRR only places per best matched personality fit.

We also require that within four months of having adopted your new addition that at least one full round/session of group classes of obedience (they can range from 6-18 weeks) must be started and upon completion; proof (registration + completion) must be submitted to BHRR’s attention at BHRR and with having your signature on the adoption application/contract; you will be in a legal breach of your contract should this not be done. The animal involved will have to be returned promptly & safely to BHRR at your own expense.


BHRR’s Abby(F)  – AVAILABLE FOR ADOPTION SINCE July 3rd, 2013 -*Great Dane

BHRR’s Leroy(M) – AVAILABLE FOR ADOPTION SINCE June 4th, 2014 -*Great Dane

BHRR’s Salem(F) – AVAILABLE NEW ARRIVAL SINCE February 5th, 2015 – *Great Dane/Mastiff

BHRR’s Ivy(F)AVAILABLE FOR ADOPTION SINCE February 18th, 2015   -*Great Dane

BHRR’s Raven(F) – AVAILABLE FOR ADOPTION SINCE October 8th, 2015 -*Great Dane

BHRR’s Steam (Steam Boat)(F) – AVAILABLE FOR ADOPTION SINCE Dec 1, ’15 – *Mini Aussie(Deaf/Visually impaired)

BHRR’s Bell(F) – AVAILABLE FOR ADOPTION SINCE December 19th, 2015 -*Great Dane(Deaf/Visually Impaired)

BHRR’s Whisper(F) – AVAILABLE FOR ADOPTION SINCE March 14th, 2016 -*Great Dane(Deaf/Visually Impaired)

BHRR’s Eve(F) – AVAILABLE FOR ADOPTION SINCE May 13th, 2016 -*Great Dane

BHRR’s Rubble(M) – AVAILABLE FOR ADOPTION SINCE September 19th, 2016 -*Great Dane

BHRR’s Pearl(F) – AVAILABLE FOR ADOPTION SINCE February 12th, 2017 -*Great Dane

BHRR’s Latte(F) – AVAILABLE FOR ADOPTION SINCE April 18th, 2017 – *Neapolitan Mastiff or Mastino – PENDING Adoption May 24

BHRR’s Giselle(F) – NOT YET AVAILABLE FOR ADOPTION NEW ARRIVAL September 7th, 2016 -*Great Dane

BHRR’s Black Diamond(F) – NOT YET AVAILABLE FOR ADOPTION – NEW ARRIVAL March 12th, 2017 – *Great Dane

BHRR’s Sambuca(M) – NOT YET AVAILABLE FOR ADOPTION – NEW ARRIVAL April 9th, 2017 -*Great Dane

BHRR’s Gravel(M) – NOT YET AVAILABLE FOR ADOPTION – NEW ARRIVAL April 17th, 2017 -*Great Dane

BHRR’s Capone(M) – NOT YET AVAILABLE FOR ADOPTION – NEW ARRIVAL April 27th, 2017 -*Great Dane


BHRR’s Daffodil(F) – NOT YET AVAILABLE FOR ADOPTION – NEW ARRIVAL May 14th, 2017 -*Great Dane




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

1. Our 10th Annual Microchip, Nail Trim & BBQ Fundraiser is Sunday July 9th @ Pet Valu Stittsville – 1250 Main Street
9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
*NO Appointments Necessary
Microchips – Cats & Dogs – $40
Nails – Cats, Dogs & Exotics – $10
Ear Cleaning for Dogs – $10
Dog Baths with Towel/Blow Dry – $10
Silent Auction
Doggie Treat Table
Human Baked Goodies Table
50/50 Raffle
Face-Painting, Feathers & Tats – By Donation
*We are seeking 8 more BHRR Approved Volunteers to hang out with us on Sunday. Please EMAIL

2. We have been invited back to Critter Jungle for a 6th YEAR! For their annual Rub-A-Dub – Dirty Dog Bath!
Date: Saturday July 15th
Time: 10:30 AM – 3:30 PM
Dog Baths $15 Wash & Towel Dry
Ear Cleanings $10
& Nails $10
*We are seeking 6 more BHRR Approved Volunteers to hang out with us on Saturday Please EMAIL

3. 3rd Annual Kinsley’s ‘K’night At The Movies – Saturday August 12th, 2017!

*Rain Date: Saturday August 19th, 2017*
Time: 6:00 pm @ BHRR

Registration – Please EMAIL

*ONLY 25 tickets Available! $25 – Two movies (1st – Here Comes The Boom! & 2nd – The Martian) under the stars & an all you can eat BBQ of Hotdogs, Hamburgers, Veggie Burgers with popcorn/cotton candy and non alcoholic drinks. AND Marshmallows plus a Boerskins Bonfile!

$20 – Additional Donation for a BHRR Doggie Date
Dessert by potluck donation!

4. BHRR will be at Pet Valu Hazeldean on Saturday November 4th from 10 AM – 4 PM
Dog Baths
Nail Trims
Ear Cleanings
Some Merchandise for Sale
*We are seeking 3 more BHRR Approved Volunteers to hang out with us on Saturday. 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

This handsome man was back at the Vet today, this time for diarrhea. BHRR’s Capone.

Thank you to Kanata Animal Hospital in being so accommodating in getting us in! Thank you to Sean for coming with me to take him in and his amazing Vet agrees that it is him settling in plus the normal stress that comes with that….causing his diarrhea.

Always so better to be safe than sorry, so he was seen by KAH and he is now on metronidazole 5 tablets twice daily for ten days, Forti Flora and put on a bland diet to help make his gut feel better. His poor rump is so red from the diarrhea.

His temp was high normal and so important for him to keep drinking.

He weighed 77.7 Kgs today.

Always a big love and hit at Kanata Animal Hospital. I enjoyed seeing him again as I have not seen him since I dropped him off at his temp foster home last Thursday – April 27th, after having him thoroughly vetted at KAH.

Thanks to his wonderful temp foster for keeping me posted on him and doing her very best by him! He just has your ‘number’ and does not want to go in your car!

She takes him on several ten minute walks per day and he loves them….squirrels too! He is building up muscle tone and mass and endurance plus losing some of that much needed weight! The obese dog that once could only walk two minutes is up to several ten minute walks daily! Yay!!

This picture is of him from his previous home prior to coming into rescue.

I think someone is settling in very well at his foster home!! Danes and couches…..make the perfect Dane bed in his mind LOL

Though his foster mom said that after she came back from a meeting today, he had been a good boy and was laying on his dog bed….. She did put chairs on the couch to help deter him.

Things are going really well per his fabu foster mom! We are working on getting him to eat more than a few nibbles but he has not even been there 24 hours and has had a lot of change happen since Monday.

His bloodwork came back negative for Tickborne diseases and Heartworm – YAY!

AND his T4 for thyroid is normal so he is just obese due to improper diet and inappropriate level of exercise and he will be monitored not to overdue things for those hips right now. I was told he had a great short 10 minute walk this AM and then flaked out on the floor afterwards. He has now had another 10 minute walk and is loving them.

His fostermom says the same thing his Vet did yesterday, that he is one friendly boy. I know I found him to be a real love too.

So happy for him and he is in really wonderful hands.


AND someone is now safely dropped off at his emerge temp foster home!

StIll nameless!

He weighed 80.1 kgs(176.22 pounds) and needs to lose significant weight. Tall boy and super handsome!

At KAH today, we did Heartworm/Tickborne disease testing, and he is now on Heartworm meds and will start flea/tick meds plus de-worming tomorrow as he is not eating right now. Understandable.

We are also testing his thyroid to determine if he is grossly overweight due to his thyroid and/or is it just too many treats/wrong food etc. and not the appropriate level of exercise. We were told they did not walk him very far as he tired out and panted heavily.

Drinking well and his heart plus lungs sound good! He is lacking serious muscle tone/mass and is now on a weight reduction program. Both his back legs shake as he has so little muscle/strength.

Per his Vet re: hips – it is observed that his right side is worse than his left and once he loses much needed weight, develops better muscle tone/mass they can better assess at that time. Being stronger may eliminate the appearance of his hips, especially the right side appearing to be this way.

Being healthier shall also make it easier to sedate for possible x-rays. His Vet was not overly concerned with his cruciates at this time and I also showed them the video that had been sent my way and at his next vet visit shall be re-assessed for hips/cruciates. His Vet does not believe he has cruciate issues yet will re-assess when he comes back and is more relaxed/settled in. He is extremely straight angled in the hind end plus butt high so, perhaps the video made it seem like things were worse than they are.

His teeth were in great shape and the Vet did feel that he is easily only 3 years of age. Just out of shape.

The vet noted that he was a really nice dog! Would give one paw and then another when asked and responds so well to commands in French. He was excellent in the run at KAH today and so well behaved.

Thanks again Christine for temp fostering him.

UPDATE: BHRR’s ??? has now been picked up and will be in safe hands until transport to us happens on Thursday.

I have a Vet appointment set up on Thursday for a thorough exam, blood-work including Heartworm, Tickborne diseases plus T4. He will be weighed for flea/tick meds plus to begin de-worming etc.

I saw a video and his hips are bad, especially his back right and I suspect he is also quite possibly bilaterally affected with cruciate issues. We will begin a pain management program, proper diet will be implemented and if the Vet deems him healthy enough for vaccines – for he has no paperwork surrendered with him to prove any current utd Vaccine status.

He will have to lose significant weight prior to any necessary/required surgery and thanks to Christine again for emerge temp fostering him until May 18th for BHRR.

Yet, one step at a time!

UPDATE: Request Filled! Thanks Christine!

ISO: BHRR Approved Volunteer For EMERGENCY Temp Foster for 3 weeks

Owner Surrender: Home is splitting up.

Starting April 27th to May 18th for a 3 year old Male neutered Great Dane, good with cats, good with dogs, good with people. Affectionate, house-broken. Said to be up to date on vaccines and we shall ensure that he is plus that he is properly de-wormed with all proactive/preventative vetting.

He is severely obese and can barely walk.

BHRR provides all of the food, bowls, dog beds, collar, leash etc., and we shall pay for all the Vet Bills while in this emerge temp foster.

Location: Ottawa and immediate surrounding area.

If we have any of our BHRR approved Volunteers able to assist – remember if you are an approved BHRR adoptive home, you are also an approved BHRR Volunteer and can temp foster if your circumstances allow for it – please do email

ETA: April 27th to BHRR’s Care. He shall be #7 that we have been able to assist to date in 2017.