Got him!

A handsome small Male Blue Great Dane!

My heart pours out with so much support to his lovely home who have made this really difficult decision to let him go.

Great people as I say so often, have to give up their dogs and this was heartbreaking.

Yes, he has one ear that is a failed crop yet, he is stunning and we are now going to work our way home….he is covered in scars from being on the streets in the First Nation Community having to fend for himself.

Welcome to The BHRR Family Mr. Freddie! 

Once he settles in a small bit as he needs to learn to trust me some first, off to the Vet for examination and a detailed blood panel that will include thyroid and Tickborne disease testing to help determine if there is any underlying medical condition that may have caused this snap/connection.

The behavioural assessment is already in progress. From the moment I got my hands on him, it started and we shall see where this goes for him.

We are not miracle workers yet, he will be given every opportunity for us to help him so that another situation like this does not occur.

In learning more re: the snap – the adult daughter was on the couch and his head was on her lap and she was petting him and then went to lift up his head to give him a kiss – and he made a noise and snapped, and in the process, made a connection on her skin – bruised and swollen, no punctures. So, that already tells me, that he was showing restraint for if he had wanted to, he could have seriously harmed her.

As to what triggered it, pain, a trigger from his past, was he startled, privileged behaviour as he was on the couch, space issue? Something else?….that I do not know.

What I do know is that he and I are going to have a close working relationship together as we go through this journey together….

Please join me in keeping his wonderful previous home in your hearts as letting him go was so hard on them.

In several hours time, I shall be on the road to pick up this handsome blue GD, BHRR’s Fred. ~3 years of age.
 
His background story for those that may not remember:
 
A blue male GD that was rescued earlier this year from a northern Ontario First Nation’s community
 
He was adopted out, ~5 weeks post rescue by that rescue group – to the home that was fostering for them.
 
A few weeks ago, he snapped at their adult daughter – that lives with them – who was on the couch with him – did not puncture or break skin, yet, caused bruising plus swelling.
 
They do not wish to keep him any longer and are nervous of him.
 
The rescue has reached out to us asking if we can assist.
 
His options are limited…..
 
He is ~120 pounds, good with people and dogs and cats and clearly needs to learn some manners plus boundaries. High value items like couches are something to be earned. They are not a right.
 
We shall work to figure out how best we can assist him moving forward. We do know that he had been taken to the Vet after the snap/connection and no ear infection had been discovered.
 
We will review the vetting paperwork also to determine if a T4 and an Accuplex(4DX) had been done to rule out anything underlying medically and shall also focus on his behaviour, genetic temperament etc. too.
 
Looking forward to your arrival!
 
I am off to bed shortly myself for a wee nap and I will post more after I have him.
 
From my home – which many of you are already in bed! – good night wishes are being sent to all of our friends, family plus supporters!

BHRR EVENTS

NOTICE: UPCOMING BHRR EVENTS:

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

1. Starting Thursday November 7th, 2019 @ 12:01 AM to Thursday November 21st, 2019 @ 11:59 PM is our 8th Annual ‘GIVE IT UP 4 Autumn’ Fundraiser
All monies raised shall go towards BHRR’s Mollie’s Lymes Disease Treatment

2. We have been invited back to Pet Valu Hazeldean! – This shall be our last Community Education/Awareness Event of 2019
Saturday November 23rd, 2019
Time: 10 – 4 PM
Nails – Dogs, Cats & Exotics,
Dog Ear Cleanings – $10
Some Merchandise for Sale, Baked Goodies, Raffle Basket & MORE!
We are collecting Empties & Canadian Tire $ That Day
Seeking 4 more BHRR APPROVED Volunteers to assist that day. Please EMAIL

3. 2019 marks our 17th annual BHRR Secret Santa to the BHRR Animals!
We still have 20 amazing BHRR doggies in need of a special Secret Santa to call their very own!
We have BHRR’s Comet, Tilly, Sleet, Mollie, Fred, Glacier, Singe, Volt, Juniper, Oliver, Fletcher(Fletch), Maple, Ivy Lilly, Penelope, Giselle, Maverick, Petal, Burst, & Bell would really appreciate any ‘Secret’ Santa friends.

4. Our annual BHRR “CHAIN OF SUCCESS” Thank you Pooch/Potluck is Saturday December 22nd – Our last event of the year!
Time: 2:00 PM – 8:00 PM
*Please EMAIL to sign up OR join our Facebook Group!

5. Our 9th Annual DINE WITH THE BHRR DOGGIES is on September 19th, 2020
*ALMOST 60% SOLD OUT!

6. 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 is ~3 year old Fred
*NOT AVAILABLE FOR ADOPTION*

A blue male GD that was rescued earlier this year from a northern Ontario First Nation’s community

He was adopted out by another rescue – the home that was fostering for them.

Recently, he snapped at their adult daughter who was on the couch with him – did not puncture or break skin, yet, caused bruising plus swelling.

They do not wish to keep him any longer and are nervous of him.

The rescue has reached out to us asking if we can assist.

I have been working 6/7 days a week – on track for my next pay period to be 112 hours right now – to get BHRR’s doors re-opened for intake.

With my own work schedule AND with the kindness of several others that have made incredibly generous donations to also try to get our doors re-opened, we are going to work on seeing if we can bring him into BHRR.

We are NOT out of the woods yet with our enormous unexpected Vet Bills yet we are close…..thanks to all that stood by our sides and believed in us!

His options are limited…..

He is ~120 pounds, good with people and dogs and cats and clearly needs to learn some manners plus boundaries. High value items like couches are something to be earned. They are not a right.

ETA: Sunday September 22nd.