As many that follow our page are aware, BHRR’s Keg was at the Vet on the 11th of September for a neuter, to be microchipped and to have his stifles plus hips further examined under anaesthetic.

The x-rays indicated that he has effusion on his stifles and they were sent off to the wonderful ortho specialist Dr. Parker to review – after two Vets looked them over at KAH – and I also had two other Vets, one also being an ortho specialist to get their expert thoughts too.

His hips do not appear to be abnormal at this time.

The feedback that came back:

1) for a dog his age to check other joints for inflammation. Rule outs also include OCD of the femurs. Nothing was obvious on the x-rays but can be a difficult diagnosis. Joint taps may be indicated.

2) wait to see the new neurologist – waiting for the referral – as Dr. Chauvet, the one he was with is no longer at Alta Vista  as four Vets note the stifle effusion yet did not find anything completely scary, or cause for immediate panic at this time and feel that his hind end is quite possibly related to his neuro issues(he does have some ataxia) and could explain why he limps at times – more on left over right – and can cry.

So after much talking with the Vets plus specialists we will re-visit with neurology and go from there as to whether we need to do the joint taps etc.

His Vet Bills to date:

A copy of his invoice from the 11th is also attached. That invoice does not include the cone that he was sent home in. That was another $10 or so.

Donations can be made direct to Kanata Animal Hospital 613-836-2848

OR via email transfer to

OR via PayPal to

He was such a good boy and in the pic is all sleepy in prep for his procedures. Thanks Cailey for the photo! 

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BHRR’s Keg!

This 7 month old handsome ham of a character Berner was dropped off at KAH this AM to have his hips/knees further investigated under anaesthetic plus to be de-twinkled.

I was very hush hush about the second part of his visit  so in this picture he remains very happy! 

Unfortunately, his incredible Neurologist is no longer at Alta Vista AH so we have had to be referred elsewhere.

His weight is now 33.& kgs(74.36 pounds) and he goes on to the scale and sits like a pro! Completely on his own.

We also had him in for a good grooming session and the mats that he arrived with are all removed and he is looking mighty fine! 

Donations to his continued mounting Vet Bills can be made direct to Kanata Animal Hospital 613-836-2848


Via email transfer to


Via PayPal to (friends & family option)

Have a great Tuesday!

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In 2018, BHRR is going to book ONLY 4 Community Education & Public Awareness Events

1. Pet Valu Stittsville’s ‘THANKS FOR GIVING EVENT’ – 1250 Main Street, Stittsville
Saturday October 13th – 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Sunday October 14th: 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Nails – Dogs, Cats & Exotics, Ear Cleanings – $10
Bail From Jail – Min $5/Donation – BHRR’s Keg & BHRR’s Bogart
Some Merchandise for Sale, Baked Goodies, Raffle Basket & MORE!
We are collecting Empties & Canadian Tire $ That Day
Seeking 5 more BHRR APPROVED Volunteers to assist either the Saturday and/or the Sunday. Please EMAIL

2. We have been invited back to Pet Valu Hazeldean! – This shall be our last Community Education/Awareness Event of 2018
Saturday November 3rd
Time: 10 – 4 PM
Nails – Dogs, Cats & Exotics, Ear Cleanings & Dog Baths – $10
Famous BHRR Red Carpet Pooch Smooch Sessions – $5/Session
Some Merchandise for Sale, Baked Goodies, Raffle Basket & MORE!
We are collecting Empties & Canadian Tire $ That Day
Seeking 5 more BHRR APPROVED Volunteers to assist that day. Please EMAIL

3. Our 11th Annual “JUST IN TIME FOR XMAS” Online Auction
Starts Saturday November 17th – Thursday November 29th!

4. We are back at Pet Valu Stittsville – 1250 Main Street – for their annual Santa PAWS photo’s!
Saturday December 8th from 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
*No Appointments necessary! 
Pics of your pets – furry, scaly or feathers! AND or you too! 
We shall also be doing nail trims that day – $10
AND Gift Wrapping – Min $10/Donation

5.  Our 7th Annual ‘CHAIN OF SUCCESS’ Thank you Pooch/People Potluck is Sunday December 9th, 2018
This is a pre-registration event and registration is free YET registration is required to attend.  Please EMAIL
Time: 2:00 pm – 8:00 PM
Here is our BHRR Potluck Group Page to join and to stay updated!

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

BHRR’s Keg(He now has a name!) 
Born: February 5th, 2018

He is a ‘barrel’ of giving us smiles, laughs, affection and full of such love plus potential. 

As posted yesterday, he was transferred to Kanata Animal Hospitals’ care and had a recheck.

He weighed a thin almost 65 pounds. He is still slowly eating small frequent meals and while we wish he would eat better, he remains eating and that is a good sign! 

He is drinking and urinating well yet his stools remain liquid diarrhea with some bits and pieces of ‘material or ribbon’. His temperature is normal and he is bright, alert and responsive and an adorable patient! 

He remains on the Gastro for possible IBD and/or gastroenteritis and is still on cerenia, metronidazole, omeprazole and panacur. 

His is conformationally built lacking serious rear angulation and on the left side in particular appears a bit ataxic. I have been texting with Dr. Chauvet at Alta Vista Speciality Services and she recommends giving him more time as I was so open to bringing him back in to see her as his neurologist. When we can get him healthy and he is age appropriate, we will further exam those hips and knees when he is neutered. We suspect HD at the minimum with him. Poor breeding. 

From reviewing all of his files from the very beginning of his Vet journey, he has had unresolved diarrhea since at least May and so we will be looking at diet as a possible cause plus he continues to be properly de-wormed in our care. 

He was adored by all of the lovelies I work with KAH and thank you to three particular women for between the three of them they have donated a combined $250 to his mounting vet bills. 

VET BILLS TO DATE: $1,771.53

PayPal Fees: $2.11

Donations to his care can be made:

Email transfer:


*please use the friends & family option so that we do not pay fees. 

OR direct to Kanata Animal Hospital 
440 Hazeldean Road

Thank you’s must be sent out to his most recent beautiful Rescue Angels! ?

Ashley D.
Sharon W.
Sue B.
Lisa G.
Angela S.
Jamie L.
D. Lacey-Wyman
Michele S.

To all that have also been sending him best wishes, thank you! He is doing really well and we will be having a small flash online auction to help towards his care! 

Happy Friday to everyone!

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Good Early Morning To All! 

This young man(Born February 5th, 2018) – my co-pilot – is being transferred under Kanata Animal Hospitals Care and we want to immensely thank Dr. Chauvet, Dr. Schwartz and all of the amazing team members of Alta Vista Emergency Animal Hospital once more for all that they have done for this adorable 5 month old Berner! We could not have asked for better care, kindness and support! 

PayPal: $0.88 in fees taken 

BILLS TO DATE: $1,547.78

After he has his next recheck exam – scheduled for 11:30 AM @ KAH – we will then update as we can. 

Since June – a brief history – it was suspected that he had meningitis and O. declined to do diagnostics to confirm, so he was treated symptomatically. 

He has been to Alta Vista Emerge for unresolved neck pain too and was also there for vomiting – left without been seen and then came back the next morning. 

Then when he was brought back into emerge for vomiting, excessive drooling, unable to settle, not eating etc., Intussusception was also suspected. O. surrendered and we took over his care when approached to assist.

Ultrasound, X-rays, a CT Scan, exams, IV fluids, meds, bloodwork and sedation were all done as part of the proactive diagnostics. 

One tech said in his diarrhoea yesterday, they saw what they believed to be a piece of red ribbon. He has had one diarrhea stool since I first got my hands on him last evening and there is definitely small bits and pieces of ‘something’ in it. 

He is urinating very well – three since 6 pm last night, drinking fine and having small meals of Gastro – could be eating better yet he is at least eating. 

He was prescribed the Gastro for possible IBD and/or gastroenteritis and is on cerenia, metronidazole, omeprazole and panacur. He was given a B12 injection plus droncit too.

This sweet boy has had several visits to Alta Vista Animal Emergency since June. 

Donations to his care can be made via: 

Email transfer to


PayPal to


Direct to Kanata Animal Hospital
440 Hazeldean Road 
*he has a file under the Birch Haven Rescue & Rehabilitation Services(BHRR) Account – listed as ‘No Name’ right now – so, he needs a name! 

His most recent Rescue Angels are:
Allison J.
John G.
Catalin N. 

Thank you to each and every person that is rooting for him and also to those that may consider donating to his cause – even $5 is unbelievably generous.

Having finally had the pleasure of meeting him for the first time last night, he is what Dr. Chauvet and so many others have stated – A GEM!

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5 Month Old Berner Pup

PayPal Fees: $0.88


He was suspected as having intussusception and was surrendered to the Emergency Hospital. We were contacted to assist.

CT Scan was clear. He remains on fluids, meds including de-worming meds per Dr. Chauvet.

As of this AM, he ate some breakfast and there has been no more vomiting!

I will be heading to Alta Vista Emergency Animal Hospital after work today and I want to SHOUT out the biggest thanks again to Dr. Chauvet, the whole treatment team there plus to Dr. Schwartz for ALL that they have done for him to date!

I also want to thank Steph for the newest photo’s…she works in the ICU at Alta Vista and also tells me this boy is super adorable plus sweet!

Donations to his care can be made:

Email Transfer to


*Please use the friend/family option so we do not pay fees


Direct to Alta Vista Animal Emergency:
2616 Bank Street
*He has an account there under the Birch Haven Rescue & Rehabilitation Services(BHRR) Account – 613-725-4279

His most recent rescue angels are:
Alison G.
Holly C.
Mary Elaine F.

Please accept our deepest thanks and appreciation plus sheer gratitude for any and all consideration to his mounting bills.

Even $5 is not too small AND he also needs great positive thoughts too!

I truly cannot wait to meet him…..

Just 5 months of age and so much life yet to lead….he is so deserving!

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5 Month Old Male Berner Pup
July 24th, 2018

Donations To Date: $265
PayPal Fees: $0.88

He is suspected as having intussusception and was surrendered to a wonderful Emergency Hospital – Alta Vista – that then reached out to us for assistance.

He has now had his CT Imaging and the results were being interpreted.

He is on fluids and meds at this time.

Donations to his care can be made via:

Email Transfer:


PayPal to
*please send via the friend & family option so that we do not pay fees*


We have an account set up for him at the Alta Vista Animal Emergency Hospital under the Birch Haven Rescue & Rehabilitation Services(BHRR) account(613-725-4279)

Alta Vista Emerge Contact For Direct Donations:
2616 Bank Street

He is in excellent hands and thank you again to Dr. G. Schwartz(used to work at KAH with this amazing soul!) for reaching out to us and also immensely to Dr. A. Chauvet(our favourite Neurologist!) for all that they have done and are doing for this adorable wee man.

Thank you ALSO to all of his rescue angels to date for their life saving donations to help get him healthy. We are truly forever indebted to you for your caring hearts and generosity!

1) Holly S.
2) Deborah H.
3) Lisa K.
4) Jan B.
5) Cassy M.
6) Cailey K.

At 5 months of age, he has barely even begun to live his life!

Please help us help him!

Thanks Dr. Chauvet for the pic of him!

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We have been contacted with an emergency situation on a 5 month old Male Berner pup.

He is suspected as having Intussusception and the home has surrendered him to the emergency Hospital. My heart just breaks. ?

We were contacted to assist by the Emergency Hospital and he is the next one urgently in need of us.

We have absolutely stepped up to assist and we are now awaiting on a CT scan to confirm the suspected diagnosis.

He will require emergency surgery if so as treatment needs to happen fast and we are asking our BHRR village to please surround him with your support.

Donations for his care can be sent at this time to:

Email transfer:

OR via PayPal to

AND we are working at getting him set up at the emergency Hospital with his name under our account there…..and once all is set-up, donations can be made direct to them too and we shall post the contact information.

All of this is coming together fast as time is of the absolute urgency plus necessity.

Please accept our deepest thanks in advance for any and all consideration to his bills.

We will update as we can….

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