ISO: A Professional Photographer that may be willing to donate some of their time plus talent to take some photo’s of BHRR’s Devin, The Bouvier.

He has his booster apt. this Saturday and it shall not be too long after that that he will be ready to make his own special announcement! 

This is a picture from his professional groom session with the fabu Melissa! 

If a professional photographer may be open to donating some of their skills to assist us in capturing Mr. Devin in all of his handsomeness; please do email



BHRR ONLY books 4 Community Education & Public Awareness Events Per Year!

1. 9th Annual ‘GIVE IT UP 4 AUTUMN – Starts November 5th!
Please EMAIL with what you will ‘Give Up’ to help BHRR’s Symba & BHRR’s Coupe!

2. 18th Annual Special Secret Santa to the BHRR Doggies– 0 more deserving dogs need a special Secret Santa! Please EMAIL

3. 12th Annual ‘JUST IN TIME FOR XMAS Online Auction! – Starts November 21st – Please EMAIL if you have any items to donate!

4. STAY Tuned – Our Popular Drive-Way Nail Trim & Ear Cleaning Events will start up again in April 2021
Times: 4-7 pm(M-F) or 11 – 3 pm(S & S)
Please EMAIL if you would like to host us in your Drive-Way!
*easy to self-distance
*we can take cash, debit or credit
*no appointments necessary

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


Unfortunately, we find ourselves having to address the below issues once again. Every few years it seems we must re-visit this despite being very clear on our website, Facebook and Petfinder as to how we operate.

This last 24 hours we have had not one yet, two extremely unpleasant moments.

Let us be extremely clear that if people continue to disrespect what is openly stated; we will involve legal and take the necessary action(s).

Our camera’s are running.

1) we are a foster based rescue that operates out of our home and our approved fosters. NOWHERE does it state that you can just drop by, visit or ‘get’ a dog because you want one.

It is NOT even ok to leave a voice message as a ‘courtesy heads up’ that you are on your way or will be on your way shortly to our PRIVATE property which is our home.

We would never do this to you; so do not expect it to be ok to do it to us. We get so little quality family time as it is and your blatant disregard for being mindful of our family time is not going to be tolerated.

We have a very thorough adoption process which is and has been posted over and over and over again in the last shy of 25 years.

All of the steps to be considered for a BHRR approved adoption is found on our websites and even in the application. We have done our job to have the information there. It is now up to you to read and follow the instructions.

We have posted many times over that only completed applications shall be considered/reviewed. We are NOT going to respond to ANY inquiries sent via email, text, voice message, Petfinder or Facebook. This is and has been posted many times over. So Stop. Spamming via email, text, phone, and/or Petfinder is not going to receive a response. They will be deleted and if you continue, marked as spam/junk/blocked.  It is equally NOT acceptable for you to come uninvited; to our home, private property with or without any completed application in hand.

As we also post, if a dog is listed on Petfinder, on our Website or on Facebook page as being ‘Available For Adoption’, YES, that dog is still available. We directly state that we work to keep everything up to date.

We have equally posted many times over that we are not going to make exceptions to our adoption contract, processes, policies and procedures.

2) the steps to surrender a dog is also openly stated on our website.

Do NOT leave a message and then only a couple of hours later show up at our home expecting us to drop everything and put your request above all of the other needy dogs that are equally ‘urgent’.

This is our home. This is private property.

AND do not say to one of us that you left many emails or voice messages re: said dog when we communicate closely with each other and know that this is a lie.

YOU are making our work more difficult that it ever should be and trust me, operating a highly r/q Rescue is damn hard.

BHRR is not about you; it is about the animals and please allow us to do our jobs; our non paying, 24/7, 365 days a year jobs.

We have been doing this since 1996; know what we are doing, are the experts in what we do from rescue to transport, to rehabilitation to adoption, from feeding to vetting, to training to behavioural modification and so much more.

If you want to adopt; please follow the process. If you have a dog in need; please follow the process.

The Boerskins

BHRR’s Devin

I see no chair AKA ‘mini couch!

I do see one adorable boy who continues to settle in beautifully into his temp foster home.

This is his new stuffie!

From our home to all of our friends, family & supporters, the best of good night wishes are being sent!


BHRR’s Devin (Bouvier) had his professional groom session on Monday. 

Here is a before photo – day he arrived – adorably handsome, Saturday and then an after grooming photo, positively gorgeous. 

Melissa, thank you again for taking excellent care of him and for the post groom picture!

His foster family tells us that he is a well behaved boy plus how great he has been settling in with them.

I know when I met him and had him at work for his intake vetting right after his arrival on Saturday, how positively fantastic he was even then.

You can tell just how much time, love, effort and care has been given to him in his previous home. Just a fantastic boy!

While he currently is the only dog in his foster home, they do have cat and he is also quickly developing a strong doggie social network in their community.

He is not yet available for adoption. He needs to have his boosters in 3-4 weeks and per our r/q protocols, we never flip dogs.

BHRR’s Devin
2.5 year old Bouvier

As promised, we are posting re: his Vet visit at work today.

He weighed 39.4 kgs(86.68 pounds). He should lose several pounds yet, nothing major.

The Vet did a thorough exam – between the staff getting kisses! – and he is a healthy fantastic boy!

The Vet did recommend a dental cleaning based upon the tartar on his back teeth yet, did not feel it was urgent to be done ASAP – something even his future adoptive home could take care of as there is nothing emergent that the Vet noted. From looking in his mouth, the Vet did not feel that any extractions are needed yet, dental x-rays would need to be done to really rule that out. However, there were not any concerns had!

The Vet went through all of the wonderful paperwork that his previous O.’s were so kind to pass along and we noted that he is already on flea/tick preventative and has heartworm plus de-worming meds also given to us by his previous home. 

The Vet was not able to find any notation of prior/recent heartworm/tickborne disease testing, so we ran some blood and it is negative.

We updated his vaccine protocol per the paperwork reviewed by his Vet and he will be back in 4 weeks time for a booster.

He is also scheduled for a professional grooming session with Melissa on Monday and is settled in with his fosters Cassy/John.

He was a BIG hit at work! HUGE! Visiting everyone and loving on everyone. 

To everyone that came together to help this magnificent boy; we are appreciative!

Two more pictures from when BHRR’s Devin was picked up:

This picture is going down as one of my all time favs for a rescue transport!! 

As our Volunteer network is aware, we had an urgent call to us yesterday re: a 2.5 year old Male Bouvier and in standard BHRR fashion, we mobilised fast and Cassy Montgomery/John picked him up this AM.

To be proactive to stop the comments we know some may want to post and before people start sharing far and wide ‘trying’ to find his Breeders:

1) yes, his show Breeders are aware & reached out to us. It is not possible to get him back to them easily.
2) they stand by their dogs 100% and know all too well that this is not a breed for most people.
2) he was with a wonderful couple in their 80s, having over 47 years of incredible experience with Bouviers, yet; in his young happy healthy exuberance; Mr. Devin almost bowled one of them over when running and slammed into the one O.

Will make another post shortly re: his Vet visit @ EVC this AM for as everyone who knows us; we vet all of our dogs immediately upon coming into our rescue.

Welcome to BHRR, ‘Devin’!