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



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 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. 

This last week has truly been a nightmare in several ways yet I wanted to take a moment to share a warm photo…..does not take the stress, worry for the Saint pups nor the painful heartache of a personal loss away yet just seeing this photo gives me a moment to experience something happy during a horrendous time.

Mason fell asleep watching TV and when he woke up, this was the scene he faced….a no couch rule all the way here and they are listening so well aren’t they?!!! 

Thanks Mason for the photo….. 

BHRR’s Flyn

She is ready to make her own special announcement!

This gorgeous BBBBB is such a delight. Low maintenance, calm, quiet, social and where once she was so nervous, she is now cautious yet curious.

In her time with us, she has only met two men that have made her nervous and we just asked them to give her some space. One was the Vet that spayed her and that is already an emotionally charged situation. The other was when she was at the Vet Hospital for her boosters. A large tall man wearing a hat came into the Hospital and was quite loud along with his female counterpart. We wanted to post these two experiences for people to be aware.

She likes to size things up first and nothing wrong with that. Just give her a few moments to take in new surroundings or people…..she will then feel right at home. She is not an in your face as soon as you get in the door kinda gal.

When we come home you can see how happy she is to see us yet she is not the jumping all over, noisy ‘where have you been!’ Dog. She comes over and graces us with a tail wag and a sniff and loves a gentle touch or two and then she wants to just be around her humans.

She is a true mysterious BBBBB! She has so many lawyers and depths that we are still being cautiously allowed into her most inner soul. She is beauty, brains and many may think what you see is all there is to her, but you could not be more wrong.

This lovely girl is deep….and full of so much character and heart plus soul.

It is almost hard to describe into words just how filled with depth BHRR’s Flyn is.

She is not complicated. She is not difficult. She just has an incredible intangible to her that is fascinating, compelling and so endearing along with that mysteries allure! She has a way and means about her to just make those in her presence relax and feel good. That is a special gift that she possesses.

She is great to travel in a car.

Patient and gentle with dogs of all sizes and people. We do not feel that any dog should be tightly hugged or see humans hang off their necks and that is so not for her. It would make her so uncomfortable….would make me uncomfortable if anyone did that to me!

She is good to bathe, clean ears, do nails and is crate-trained and has earned trust in our home that she has free rein these days yet our approved adoptive homes are always strongly recommended to not give any dog too much freedom to start. She still goes into a crate here and there to make sure that she feels good.

She is a good eater and has put on over 20 pounds of muscle mass & weight since she has arrived.

She has had no issues sharing the communal water bowls and has a playful side that is adorable.

She can go to a home as an only dog or be placed in a home that has a right matched personality fit dog already in it. As long as she has a proper doggie friend social network, that is what is most important.

She can go to a home that works pt, ft, from home, semi-retired, retired etc. Another versatile BHRR dog!

Her leash manners have greatly improved and her biggest vice – and to many they feel would not be a problem – is constantly climbing on the couch. We discourage couch dogs  and she has become a lot better.

She has been a real sweetheart of a Dane to have with us and to that right matched forever loving home, she is going to be a precious jewel!

AND I cannot say enough about those ears!! This picture has one of her amazing ears in action and in the comments, I will post a photo of both of her ears! They are the best!!

Her coat is nice and glossy and sleek now and I am over the moon excited for all the wonderful things her future shall hold for her!

Thanks again Liz for your amazing talent with the professional photo’s!

Please consider sharing this post in the hopes that her right matched adoring home may find her! Thanks in advance!

Stay Tuned!

This absolutely breathtaking BBBBB with the adorable and totally best ears shall be making her special announcement shortly! She is still recovering from her spay and then…..stay tuned! 

BHRR’s Flyn!

Thank you again Liz for her time, talent and generous heart for the wonderful photo’s!


These two beauties had their professional photo shoot today!

BHRR’s Gravel & BHRR’s Flyn. 

BHRR’s Gravel still needs a few pounds yet is doing awesome! So amazing. He came from a home with kids. While adults once terrified him and he felt threatened, he has loved children. He soaks up all the love given to him when Kinsley is here with her friends.

BHRR’s Flyn has had a really tough recovery from her mature spay last week and I almost thought we may have to forego her own photo taking today yet over the last 24 hours she is finally bouncing back. She was put on a new pain management regime and that seems to working for her. She remains such a mysterious girl and love it! AND Liz captured her fabu ears in full action!

Cannot wait to see the pics of them both and if all goes well within the next 10 days or so both could have their own special announcements to make!

On a side note, I know many have been waiting to read what we know shall be a thumbs up report of BHRR’s Ryder’s Vet visit.  Tonight, he was to have his own Vet visit yet that has been postponed and we do promise to update once he is seen for we are all excited to see what he weighs now – no longer an emaciated 48 pounds for sure!  AND we want to move not just on his neuter but to have his eye surgically addressed. He is a true love…..his coat improves daily and it is becoming so shiny and glossy as he sheds the old, dull, coarse, sun exposed, poor nutrition fur he once had.

AND the Saint pups, BHRR’s Cagney & BHRR’s Lacey are equally doing great in their emerge temp foster home. 

BHRR’s Gus the Neo is learning much needed manners, is a total ham of a character and is recovering well from a wasp sting to one side of his mouth. Puffed up his lip and flew to look like an adorable hippo on that side. Such a trooper and gosh, he is going to make a right matched forever loving home the best of additions! He is outstanding!

This stunning BBBBB was spayed & microchipped today.

BHRR’s Flyn. She did great!

She and my Wolfie Brogan are at home recovering together from their individual surgeries this week.

BHRR’s Flyn & BHRR’s Gravel are both scheduled for their professional photo shoots next Tuesday – had to be rescheduled from the 18th due to heat – and in a couple more weeks, both may be ready to make their own special announcements! 

These two cuties were at Kanata Animal Hospital last night!

BHRR’s Gravel – he has put on another five pounds! He is now 48.3 kgs(106.23 pounds). He could still use another 7 pounds or so. Mel & Danya, remember the terrified reactive boy at the pound?! Remember how you had to rush down to the pound Danya?! Look at him now. Chilling, relaxed and comfortable as he waits his turn to see the Vet.  He can be a real ham at times now. Love when he has those moments as he is really enjoying life when he does.

BHRR’s Flyn – she has put on 11 more pounds! She now weighs 47.3 kgs(103.4 pounds) She needs about 5 or more pounds herself. She is a super quiet and calm girl. Very mysterious in many ways as she slowly continues to reveal herself to us. Really liking this girl….she is so much more than meets the eye and earning her trust has been sure and steady.

Both are doing great! Their Vet just loves their coats. BHRR’s Gravel’s once dry, seborrhoea coarse unhealthy coat is now shiny and healthy!

BHRR’s Flyn’s is slowly turning into a glossy shiny black herself! All that old sun exposed, dull hair is leaving!

Both have gained beautiful muscle tone and mass and are really gorgeous Danes!

Both were quite easy going for their boosters plus exams and BHRR’s Flyn can now safely have her spay now that she is healthy.

Today, they were to have their professional photo’s done in prep for their future special announcements yet the heat was really unbearable. They have both been rescheduled to next Tuesday.

Soon, my amazing journey’s with these two gorgeous Danes shall begin a new chapter….

Thanks again Mason for coming with me with them last night!

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!

I got her!

Here is the newest addition to BHRR!

Still needs a name!

She is quite skinny, terrible coat that is shedding a lot, is dull and full of dander. A nice oatmeal bath or two plus proper diet, getting healthier and taking a rubber curry brush will make all the difference to get her coat nice and shiny black!

She is just over 94 pounds and has a long body with ears that I fell instantly in love with! Not one yet two flying nun ears!

She is sorely in need of a nail trim yet enough was done to her today. She had her first Vet visit and lungs plus heart were given a thumbs up. While nervous, she already does already exhibit tons of potential to be a good solid dog.

What was so sad for us to observe was how she flinched and slunk down as you ran your hand gently down her back or across her sides. She would really tremble and shrink away. She would not stand for an abdominal or hind end exam and that is fine. That will come later when she goes back for a recheck and her boosters.

She had her initial vaccines today, and we took blood for her Heartworm plus tickborne disease testing and pre-op blood work in preparation to spay her.

When she is spayed, we will Microchip her at that time.

Now that she is home with me, she is beginning her de-worming protocol and will be placed on flea/tick & Heartworm medication.

She is drinking well and I could tell at work how hungry she was as she was eating all the grass and even dirt she could get a hold of. That was stopped fast. She will be fed four meals a day to help get her used to being fed and not feeling like she is starving and get her system back on track plus show her that she will be fed, be fed enough and that no one will take her food away. That it is hers.

She was very brave and her Vet even got a good look into her ears, took her temperature and had an initial quick peek at her eyes. Nothing abnormal noted.

When I put her back into the run while I got ready to leave with her, she was already more sassy.

I can tell….give her a few weeks. I think we may have a bit of a wee devil on our hands! Manners 101 coming up for her!

She also showed no reaction when another dog barked and yapped at her.

As she was ‘said’ to have been attacked at a dog park at a water bowl there, we will be monitoring things very closely as she becomes integrated. Apparently, she is reactive now around water bowls.

She did not come with a collar so she is wearing BHRR’s Capone’s old one…..made way smaller!

In one day shy of three months since she first arrived she is ready….once this girl began to move forward, just never looked back! ??

Welcome to BHRR you stunning BBBBB!

BHRR’s ???
NEEDS a name!

Female GD, ~2 years of age

Reasons for Surrender Given: Divorce & Cannot Exercise Her Enough

*Scared of Thunderstorms
*Was bit by another dog at a dog park at a water bowl and is now reactive to other dogs around water bowls
*Lived with a Pug & was fine
*’Said’ to be selective in liking other dogs yet at the same time, the information given stated she was fine with other animals.
*Wary & Nervous around Strangers
*Anxiety level at Shelter is 8/10

ETA to BHRR June 12th