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BHRR’s Gus will be making his own special announcement shortly!

Thank you again Liz for the positively stunning photo’s of this goofy loveable blue bomber boy! He is an absolute hoot!!!

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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 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 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 Sambuca(M) –  AVAILABLE FOR ADOPTION – SINCE July 8th, 2017 -*Great Dane

BHRR’s Capone(M) – AVAILABLE FOR ADOPTION SINCE July 16th, 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 Gus(M) – AVAILABLE FOR ADOPTION SINCE August  20th, 2017 -*Neo(Mastino)

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

BHRR’s Ryder(M) – NOT YET AVAILABLE FOR ADOPTION – NEW ARRIVAL July 11th, 2017 -*Great Dane

BHRR’s Cagney(F)  – NOT YET AVAILABLE FOR ADOPTION – NEW ARRIVAL July 18th, 2017 – *Saint Bernard

BHRR’s Lacey(F) – NOT YET AVAILABLE FOR ADOPTION – NEW ARRIVAL July 18th, 2017 – *Saint Bernard


BHRR’s Gus! The 18 month old Neo!
NOT Yet Available For Adoption!

Today he had his own professional photo shoot! He knocked it right out of the park!! His manners were amazing….sitting, laying down, staying and I cannot wait to see his photo’s from the truly talented Liz! He listened to Liz beautifully and not only Mason & I.

His leash manners are still a work in progress. He is like a freight train when he forgets himself. So much better than he was upon arrival though! Big difference yet he still needs a lot of work. Lots of consistency and patience and time. He loves his training sessions and even today he began showing off as he thought it was a fun game and moved between sit and lay down and putting his head down and standing and doing it all over again in various ways. He was so pleased with himself! He makes me smile….a lot! 

He is very praise motivated and so happy when he knows he has done a good thing. ? Treats are a huge hit too and we do not give him treats every time. It is completely random these days as to when he is given a goodie so it remains a truly special item.

He is such a handsome loveable ham! Friendly, happy, social and not at all pleased when people go by him and do not give him attention! A man went by on his bike and the back yard gate to the man’s home was nearby where we were having the photo shoot and BHRR’s Gus was really good at the beginning. He observed, was curious and as the man got closer, he became excited yet never broke his lay stay position – good boy! – and as the man walked behind Liz taking the pictures, his tail began in overdrive wag mode and then the whine started and when the man paused as he was going through his back gate, BHRR’s Gus realised it was not all about him and began to make some small barks. The man smiled at him and went into his yard.

He corrected well and we do not wish to see him rewarded for inappropriate attention seeking behaviours.

He is such a good boy. He really is. Just had been treated and spoiled as a ‘baby’ and never taught manners. He is still mouthy, not a mean bone in his body yet we continue to discourage that attention seeking behaviour also.

He did clearly have some SA behaviours when he arrived and still has a bit in the car or when we are out in public as he has a deep worry about being abandoned and left alone. He will do some crying and whining yet takes to a calming word/touch well and from there passively ignored. We continue to work on him liking and loving his own company and that he does not need his humans always around to amuse, stimulate and comfort him. He has been rocking this part of his rehab journey and will need an experienced home that will not cater to this behaviour or it will set him up for failure.

I am in the process of finding some play dates for him and I to visit people’s homes to hang and build up his confidence so that he learns that he will not be left behind when it is time to leave. He clearly was traumatised being left at the pound….from being sold to one home from another and then only a month after that put into a pound…poor boy.

If any of our approved BHRR Volunteers are open to a blue bomber tail wagging life loving Neo coming by for a small visit, please let me know! ?

He is crate trained and loves to go into his crate each night for bed and as Mason says ‘he is asleep before his body hits the bed’ 

The right matched personality fit forever loving home that is meant for him is going to have to accept that this boy snores….OMG! LOL We have been rescuing dogs for almost 29 years and have owned them for even longer and BHRR’s Gus has to be a top five snorer!! He is a champion snorer!

We are anticipating that within the next few weeks, he shall be ready to make his own special announcement!

He is such a solid boy….a real treat of a dog! Friendly, good with dogs and people and so social!

His big vice….drooling as one will see what my shoulder looks like in the photo’s I shall post in the thread. ?

Love this boy….he is incredibly full of huge heart and soul plus his personality is a hoot and a dream!

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

1. We shall be at Global Pet Foods – Hintonburg – 1200 Wellington St W, Ottawa, ON K1Y 2Z7
Sunday August 27th from 11 AM – 4 PM
BHRR’s Sambuca shall be in attendance as he wants to THANK ALL for what they have done for him!
Nail Trims/Ear Cleanings
Some Merchandise for Sale
*We are seeking 3 more BHRR Approved Volunteers to hang out with us on Sunday Please EMAIL

2. BHRR’s DINE WITH THE DOGGIES Event – 6th Annual – STILL a few tickets left! 
For more information on this unique/creative 1-of-a-kind Fundraiser visit HERE! 

3. BHRR will be at Pet Valu Hazeldean on Saturday November 4th from 10 AM – 4 PM
*Our last community education & public awareness event of 2017!
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

4. 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

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 truly handsome yet untrained bull in a China shop powerhouse arrived today!

Meet BHRR’s Gus, The Neo!

He is 16 months of age, and after he arrived at KAH today, he had an exam – he has a bit of a yeast infection along the sides of his face and under his chin, we did his Heartworm and tick borne disease testing too. He was already updated on his DAPP & Rabies vaccines(due September 6th, 2017) and was neutered in March plus was microchipped.

This is the Neo that was spoiled and treated as a ‘baby’ and it shows. He is used to ‘throwing his weight around’ and welcome to Gwennie’s Doggie boot camp manners 101 Gus!  He had been sold about two months ago and then ended up at a pound in Quebec.

He is super handsome, a small male Neo and temperament is confident with a small measure of nervousness mixed in yet stands solid in the face of change and uncertainty. Some anxiety in the car yet understandable.

So much potential and one can see the big suck that bubbles beneathe the surface! Both Margaret & Jan got to meet him today also.  The right place at the right time!

Welcome to BHRR BHRR’s Gus! I can tell that you and I are going to go for a bit of a wild ride and am so thrilled to do so with you! 

Thanks being shouted out again to all that made this rescue happen! 

PS: we are still desperate for two more approved Volunteers to help Saturday July 15th from 10:30 – 3:30 pm for dog loving and washing at Critter Jungle – 1405 Carling Avenue! Please please please consider helping us…..dogs like BHRR’s Gus thank you in advance!

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This is *Gus*
18 month old Male Neo

*Headed to our way the week of July 10th
*Was given away to a family 2 months ago and then dumped at a pound
*Lacks manners – was spoiled and treated like a ‘baby’
*Playful and excited with other dogs
*Outgoing disposition 
*Outgoing and affectionate with strangers
*Can be territorial


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