NOTICE:

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 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 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 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 Giselle(F) – AVAILABLE FOR ADOPTION SINCE May 28th, 2017  -*Great Dane

BHRR’s Black Diamond(F) – AVAILABLE FOR ADOPTION SINCE June 12th, 2017  – *Great Dane

BHRR’s Flynn(F) – AVAILABLE FOR ADOPTION SINCE August 6th, 2017  -*Great Dane

BHRR’s Gravel(M) – AVAILABLE FOR ADOPTION SINCE August 7th, 2017 -*Great Dane

BHRR’s Daffodil(F) – AVAILABLE FOR ADOPTION SINCE October 21st, 2017 -*Great Dane

BHRR’s Everly(F) – AVAILABLE FOR ADOPTION SINCE November 3rd, 2017  – *Great Dane/Irish Wolfhound

BHRR’s Mortimer(Morty)(M) – AVAILABLE FOR ADOPTION SINCE Nov. 4, ’17 – *Great Dane/IW – *ADOPTED Going To New Home ~December 21, ‘17 

BHRR’s Carlsberg(M) – AVAILABLE FOR ADOPTION SINCE Nov. 5th, 2017 – *Great Dane/IW – *ADOPTED Going To New Home ~December 11, ’17

BHRR’s Juniper(F) – AVAILABLE FOR ADOPTION SINCE November 6th, 2017  – *Great Dane/Irish Wolfhound 

BHRR’s Oliver(M)– AVAILABLE FOR ADOPTION SINCE November 8th, 2017  – *Great Dane/Irish Wolfhound

BHRR’s Poppy(F) –  AVAILABLE FOR ADOPTION SINCE Nov. 13, ’17 – *Great Dane/Irish Wolfhound 

BHRR’s Fletcher(M) – AVAILABLE FOR ADOPTION SINCE Nov. 15th, 2017 – *Great Dane/Irish Wolfhound

BHRR’s Ryder(M) – AVAILABLE FOR ADOPTION SINCE November 28th, 2017 -*Great Dane

BHRR’s Murray(M) – NOT YET AVAILABLE FOR ADOPTION – NEW ARRIVAL September 13th, 2017 – *Great Dane/Irish Wolfhound

BHRR’s Dickens(M) – NOT YET AVAILABLE FOR ADOPTION – NEW ARRIVAL December 7th, 2017 -*Great Dane

BHRR EVENTS

NOTICE: UPCOMING BHRR EVENTS:

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 1 more amazing dog 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 5th ANNUAL “Breaking Bills Bake” Online Auction Starts Saturday January 20th!
If you would consider our cause and donate a baked goodie(s) for humans and/or canines! Please EMAIL

3. 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 Daffodil!
Mismarked Merle Mantle, Female, -5.5 years of age Great Dane
Available For Adoption 

This stunning girl has been ready for adoption for a bit of time yet with The Bakers Dozen we held off posting as when we posted regarding BHRR’s Daffodil, we wanted all of the attention to be on her! 

She is hearing and visually impaired yet 100% normal to her and to us!

She is stunning and after losing significant weight, having her vaccines updated, doing bloodwork, putting her on flea/tick/heartworm preventative, being spayed and her mammary mass addressed, developed muscle tone plus mass etc., she is finally ready to make her own wonderful announcement!

She is so affectionate, quiet, calm and as sweet as they come!

So low maintenance, precious, house-broken, crate trained, great with dogs and people and travels wonderfully in a car.

Easy to wash and do nails and such a solid well balanced beauty.

She is loyal, just beyond lovely this gal is!

She can go to a home that works full-time, part-time, from home, is semi-retired or retired. Another versatile BHRR dog.

We will not consider homes with children under the age of 8. This girl was bred so much in her life that now, she deserves to have so much in attention, love, time focused very much on her.

She can go to a home with another right matched personality fit dog yet can also be an only dog residing in the home. She does deeply enjoy the company of other dogs and as long as she has a strong social doggie network, that is what is most important.

This girl has been a true delight to have with us! 

She is a real treat of a dog and one very lucky home that is her right matched forever loving home is going to get the best of dogs!

I am so happy for you BHRR’s Daffodil! You may not have had an easy & loving past yet there are many more chapters yet to be written in your life and we will continue to ensure that they are the best ever!!

Thank you Liz Bradley once again for your talent and time to get such gorgeous photo’s! 

Please consider sharing her post so that her right matched forever loving home may find her!

 

*NOTICE*: 
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. 

BHRR’s Daffodil’s mature spay and mass excision is scheduled for September 13th, 2017.

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 Daffodil’s Histiopathology results

Kanata Animal Hospital Accession No. MIBB00027532
ANTECH Acct No. 500285 Received 06/28/2017
Reported 06/30/2017 07:40 AM
Doctor WADE WRIGHT, DVM

Owner Pet Name Species Breed Sex Pet Age Chart#
BIRCH HAVEN RESCUE/REHAB G. BOERS DAFFODIL Canine Great Dane F 4Y 7231
Test Requested Results Reference Range Units
HISTOPATHOLOGY FULL
History:

Mammary tissue. A 4-year-old intact bitch that presented for spay,
but was found to have a plum-sized (7 cm), firm mass on the left
caudal abdominal gland. Was not noted a month ago by 2 different vets,
so must be a fast-growing tumour.

Received: 0.8 cm tissue – all processed.

HISTOPATH REPORT:

DESCRIPTION/MICROSCOPIC FINDINGS/COMMENTS:

DESCRIPTION
The biopsy was hemi-sectioned and embedded in toto. The mass is an
area of mammary lobular hyperplasia. All acini are lined by plump
cuboidal epithelial cells with moderate amounts of vacuolated
eosinophilic cytoplasm, and they are all distended with eosinophilic
secretion. The surrounding stroma is mildly edematous and congested.
Affected tissue is at the cut borders of these sections.

MICROSCOPIC FINDINGS
1.MAMMARY LOBULAR HYPERPLASIA

COMMENTS
Good news! This is a benign lesion of mammary lobular hyperplasia.
The prognosis following excision and ovariohysterectomy is good.

PATHOLOGIST:

Erin Locke, DVM, DVSc, Dip ACVP

Veterinarians: Questions? Please call directly at (519)767-2116, or
email at erin.locke@antechmail.com

Second BHRR dog update.

This is not such a wonderful update.

BHRR’s Daffodil went in yesterday for her spay and when she was on the table, an orange size mass was discovered.

Her spay procedure was aborted and the mass was biopsied and sent to histiopathology to advise if it is benign or malignant.

Her surgeon said it is a 50/50 as to if it is or is not cancerous. All of her pre-op blood work was normal yet we well know that this does not mean that this mass is not cancerous.

We shall update as we know more.

Her total Vet bill was $547.66 and even if it was twice that amount, we would ensure that it would get paid. I will post a copy of it on her individual blog as it is in PDF format and Facebook is not allowing me to upload it.

Please keep this beautiful angel in your best thoughts.

We are staying positive plus optimistic over here.

Stay tuned!

This stunning BBBBB – BHRR’s Capone – will have a special announcement to make shortly!

This is a sneak peek at his professional photo shoot thanks to Liz giving of her time and talent once again to help capture an amazing dog.

I also had BHRR’s Daffodil’s photo’s done the same day and once she is spayed after losing more weight and also developing more muscle mass plus tone, she will have her own special announcement to make!

BHRR’s Daffodil & BHRR’s Capone both had their professional photo’s today and not the best pics of them from in the car ride in….yet sharing all the same! ?

Yes, that is dried doggie drool that now needs to be cleaned up on the seat! 

BHRR’s Daffodil needs to lose more weight and then she will be spayed and from there, once she heals, she will make her special announcement.

BHRR’s Capone is just waiting for the ‘all clear’ word from the ortho specialists and if all confirms what his Vet Team found last Friday at his x-rays, he will then make his own special announcement once I have his prof photo’s.

Both are such solid, amazing great dogs!

Another photo. I think she approves of my latest hair colours! 

This beauty was at KAH today for a re-weigh and her boosters.

BHRR’s Daffodil is down every slightly from her arrival weight of almost 139 pounds and it is going to be a slow steady work in progress to get her to her ideal weight of closer to 120 pounds.

She had her boosters and what a sweet girl. Heart and lungs given a thumbs up and she was so good hanging out at the Hospital all morning! Her Vet loved her markings. 

Once we can get more weight off her, she will be spayed. AND once she heals from her spay, she will have her own special announcement to make!

She is extremely severely hearing impaired plus has some vision impairment and she is picking up hand signals plus learning to read body language like a pro!

She has ‘chosen’ Sean as her human and that is the only time that she will do some resourcing. She is learning to ‘share’ him and other than this at times resourcing over him, butter would not melt in her mouth, she is just that soft and sweet.

Her world is full of happiness and rainbows! What you see is what you get and she is a lovely and charming girl who believes strongly in the KISS principle. Easy-going, calm, quiet and the one thing that she just takes the biggest pleasure/enjoyment out of is rolling in the grass….the simple pleasures in life she takes the deepest joy out of! She gets excited over grass!

Love this about her….humans could learn a lot from her…. 

 

AND both of the new Dane additions heading to BHRR are on their way. Both of the these Danes are medical and cannot wait to meet them.

This is the ~9 year female Merle Mantle, who has an infection from a C-Section. Thank you to Alison for the picture.

May everyone have a safe drive.

This is the second of the medical case Great Danes heading our way tomorrow.

She is ~9 years old and has an infection from having had a c-section…..

She shall be coming directly into my home as we continue to network to find a BHRR approved temp foster for her 3 year old male companion that I posted about earlier.

If any of our approved BHRR homes can assist with that emerge temp foster request, please do email gwen@birchhaven.org