BHRR EVENTS

NOTICE: UPCOMING BHRR EVENTS:

 

1. Movies UNDER THE STARS! – Saturday, October 9th – 2 movies, BBQ – including Vegan option, Silent Auction, Bonfire AND more!
*FOR tickets, please email! This is a private event with limited attendees. $25/pp – Email transfer ONLY and to contactbhrr@gmail.com accepted.

2. 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 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 present for the mandatory home-visit.

BHRR only places per best/right 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 Lilly(F) – AVAILABLE FOR ADOPTION SINCE May 28th, 2020 – *Great Dane

BHRR’s Athos(M) – AVAILABLE FOR ADOPTION SINCE March 13th, 2021 – *Great Dane

BHRR’s Symba(M) – AVAILABLE FOR ADOPTION SINCE July 25th, 2021 – *Mastiff

BHRR’s Rocket(M) – AVAILABLE FOR ADOPTION SINCE September 19th, 2021 – *Great Dane

BHRR’s Romeo(M) – AVAILABLE FOR ADOPTION SINCE September 20th, 2021 – *Mix (BostonX, maybe with Hound or Boxer)

Mr. Symba(Available For Adoption) is going to be so sad…..
 
This was his last giant stuffie and Mr. Romeo has been caught red-handed! Fast asleep after having fun doing some de-stuffing of Mr. Brown Bear.
 
Love that wee stinker, yet I do not think BHRR’s Symba is going to feel the same right now!!
 
I am now going to try and do some emergency surgery on Mr. Brown Bear to see if I can give him some quality of life….. 
 
 

 
BHRR’s Romeo was supposed to be keeping me company while I work the night away on our upcoming August 21st event for the animals.
 
Long days at work make for long evenings at school, which make for longer nights working on Saturday’s event and Mr. Romeo is the one to fall asleep at only 10:30 PM?!! 
 

Goofy 1 & 2!
 
Taking a break from their racing, zooming, playing, wrestling, romping, stomping antics and are actually still for a moment!! 
 
From before the sun is even up to long after it goes down….non stop action from these two plus my IS.
 
Apex, my Dane sure does try hard to keep up…
 
BHRR’s Romeo and Tango!
 
Sean still has not given the green light re: Mr. Romeo and making his own special announcement! 
 
We continue to pick up all of Mr. Romeo’s bills ‘just’ in case Sean cannot let him go….
 
The C&S test we did was negative…realised that we had not yet posted those results….
 
 

Today was bath day!
 
I also did bring in a first AM sample of urine from Mr. Romeo to work on Friday.
 
His specific gravity was 1.043 so he remains concentrating well.
 
I did a full UA in house on him and nothing abnormal noted – I had another Tech confirm my findings too. Neither of us could locate any struvite crystals and it is normal for their urine to have some, so, if we had located a few, it would not have been alarming.
 
We did not see any red or white blood cells either.
 
We still sent off a sample to the lab – IDEXX to do a culture & sensitivity test.
 
He has found a new hobby too – he and Mason’s GSP have figured out how to dig under our gate and fencing at the front of the house and get into my freshly turned over soon to be new gardens! 
 
Digging up holes as big as them causes no end of delight AND when we fill in around the gate/fencing, they will then jump it – yup, 6 feet clearance no problem!
 
HOURS of fun! Loveable brats!
 
Gosh, his mug is adorable and those eyes! 

BHRR’s Romeo!
 
Someone has been growing like a bad, I mean GOOD weed! Over these last few weeks, he has ‘legged’ up and filled out some.
 
He was at the Vet today and his weight is now 40.04 pounds. 18.2 kgs.
 
His body condition is excellent! Lean, so muscled and solid! THUMBS up given to him!!! To think at one time, he was that emaciated 22 pound stray…..poor guy.
 
Healthy, shiny coat too.
 
So. unless he hits another growth spurt(never know with mixed breed dogs) – this handsome young pup should be at or very close to his ideal weight/size. Anyone who knows me, knows how much I dislike seeing overweight dogs and gosh, Mr. Romeo is looking fantastic!
 
He is small and full of the best energy. He was a massive HIT with everyone at work including clients waiting outside for their own appointments.
 
He even went so far as to make himself comfortable on the staff couch! LOL Yet, was very mindful when asked to get off….only to then get back up a few moments later yet, when corrected again, 100% respected the rule.
 
He is so smart!
 
The Vet confirmed what we already had found – that he does have a very small umbilical hernia. Per his vet, with how super small it is, this is not something he recommends surgery for. He feels that it will fill up with a bit of fat and become an ‘outie’ belly button!  He will be happy to discuss this with any Vet of the home of whomever is approved to adopt this fine young man too as we will always do what is in the best interest of the dogs.
 
I wanted to do another specific gravity test on him for over the past two weeks, he has become to have more than one rare urine accident in his crate over night. He does not have any accidents in the house during the day. Sean works from home so he would have noted anything if Romeo was.
 
We remain not noting that he is drinking more than normal and everything else is great with him – eating, drinking, no vomiting or diarrhea.
 
His specific gravity was 1.032 – so concentrating ok – and the Vet did a quick look under the microscope and found struvite crystals.
 
We discussed in depth the next move forward plan and tomorrow AM, I will bring in a fresh morning sample and re-test his specific gravity and do a full UA plus send off some urine for a culture & sensitivity test.
 
Mr. Romeo’s Vet is not convinced that putting him on Urinary SO food right now is in his best interest – at least until we figure things out more – as one of the things this food does is make dogs drink more.
 
He is also not convinced – at least right now – that this is a UTI either.
 
Mr. Romeo, you were SOOOOOOOOO close to making your own special announcement yet, we cannot ever consider placing a dog up for adoption when we know that there is something not yet resolved re: any possible known medical condition.
 
While he was at work today, we picked up his next dosing of flea/tick/heartworm plus de-worming medication also.
 
This gives Sean in particular mixed feelings as the bond between these two is strong…as Mason says ‘the force is strong with this one!’ 
 
I have covered all of his bills for today so, we do not wish to have any kind generous angels considering to donate to his ever building vet bills. 
 

Just a Saint Bernard and her ‘little friend’! 
 
He loves her hair! He is always burying himself in it, the wee weirdo! 
 
Miss Olive plays so well with Mr. Romeo and yes, that is her drool and hair on the cushions/bed/blanket. LOL
 
Next professional groom session for her is on Thursday.
 
This set up is by my desk and is a popular spot for the dogs to hang out in to keep me company. 
 

Someone is looking for ‘his’ Gwennie!
 
Without saying a word, Mr. Romeo knows – just as almost all of the dogs do; that she is on her way home and will be here shortly.
 
He is keeping vigilant!

BHRR’s Romeo – keeping Sean’s chair warm! 
 
What a goof!
 
That beautiful special needs girl laying behind Sean’s chair is BHRR’s Bell.
 

Yup! Mr. Romeo loves Sean and it is very mutual! 
 
He is fast asleep behind Sean as Sean is working on his computer!
 
He is at least abiding by the ‘no couch’ rule!
 

Someone found Mr. Symba’s giant Mr. Bear stuffie! 
 
AND in kind Mr. Symba style, he generously shares with BHRR’s Romeo. 
Mr. Romeo has settled in unbelievably amazingly well here and he will be back for his Lyme booster and also to check out the umbilical hernia Mason found over the past week. Really small but it is there….
 
Sean has not be so enamoured with a dog since his cherished BHRR’s Potter, the ‘tude Houdini ‘walk about’ tripod, miracle extraordinaire Boxer passed away….incredibly special to see these two together… 

Mr. Romeo was at the Vet last night.
 
He now weighs 15.2 kgs(33.44 pounds). I would be content to see him at 35 pounds and want him to remain lean.
 
As he is quite young, he may fill out a bit more as he ages and also continues to muscle plus tone up and then he may end up weighing a smidge more. He may not be giant in body, yet, he is giant in heart, affection, soul and spirit!
 
He had a thorough exam – nothing abnormal noted and he had his boosters which included his first Lyme vaccine. He will be due for a booster of the Lyme in 3-4 weeks. We make sure that all of our dogs are properly vetted prior to being placed up for adoption.
 
He is now up to date on his rabies, DHPP, bordetella plus lepto.
 
He continues to concentrate his urine normally and has now only had two accidents in our home since I picked him up on Saturday. Both times, was in his crate at 4:00 AM as I did not get to the crate fast enough and he peed a bit yet, finished peeing outside!
 
We have not had any limping issues while he has been with us nor was anything seen by his Vet at his visit last night. We had been informed by his amazing foster home that he had begun to limp with them and they had put him on NSAIDS – Metacam. So great news from his Vet visit last night and we shall continue to monitor things closely!
 
We also picked up more flea/tick/hw meds for him and the Nexgard Spectra also has a great de-worming proponent to it.
 
He is such a character! This is his face as we were getting ready to leave home to go to the Vet last night.
 
He is going to make a truly outstanding addition to that right matched forever loving home when it is his time to make his own special announcement.

My greeting committee when I arrived home from work!

We have a small side yard off of the recreation room – about 500 square feet (our main yard is about 3+ acres safely fenced in) and Sean let these three amigos out to greet me! 

We have BHRR’s Miss Aramis & BHRR’s Athos(AVAILABLE FOR ADOPTION) – two of our 3 Musketeers and we have BHRR’s Athos’ mini me! BHRR’s Romeo.

Per Sean, these three stooges played ALL day in the glorious weather!

Tomorrow night, Mr. Romeo goes in for his boosters, a re-weigh, recheck and to pick up his next de-worming plus flea/tick/hw meds.

He has only had one accident since I picked him up on Saturday.

He slept much better the second night over the first night in his crate. May tonight be even better 

I also think they were determined to bring out all of the toys from inside!!!

Those eyes…..they just grab at my heart! Another wonderful pic that had been sent our way by Sonyia!

Got him!
 
BHRR’s Mr. Romeo!
 
AND it was not until I actually had my hands on him that my feelings that he is quite possibly a Boston TerrierX could be true.
 
The way he moves, plays and sounds…..the way he jumps; so reminiscent of a Boston YET, truly, no one knows! He is a gorgeous wee mystery!  I work with someone that has owned Bostons for decades – they also think that Mr. Romeo may well be a BostonX.
 
Thank you immensely once again to his emerge temp foster home for taking great care of him until we could get him closer to us!
 
On Tuesday, he will be at our Vets for his boosters, a re-weigh and to further investigate if necessary his frequent urination – we only just got him here so we will see how things are with us plus we were told that he had been limping for a few days, so we will look into that further as necessary too.
 
Once we get things figured out for him, we will hoping that a temp foster home in our area would like to love on Mr. Romeo! If you are interested, do let us know.
 
He is dog and people EXTREMELY friendly.
 
He is about 35 pounds and he is social, a real character, sweet and is already fast making friends with some of the dogs here – BHRR’s Athos and he are like mantle bff buds and you know Mr. Romeo is a special gem of a dog when he makes Mr. Caramel feel comfortable! The dog that is terrified of new things and thinks every new dog is out to eat him….so proud of you Mr. Caramel for being so brave!
 
Mr. Romeo loves my own two wolfies and the 2nd of the three Musketeers, BHRR’s Aramis also!
 
I already know that this boy would make an excellent agility, fly ball and/or, obedience companion. If he is still with us come June; I am very tempted to try dock diving with him. 
 
He is delightful, small, affectionate, getting toned up in muscle and mass plus is lean…..
 
He loves to snuggle and cuddle and would make a great movie watching, book reading family member!
 
As I get to know him better; I will get a better idea of his interests, good and bad habits – he has demonstrated his voice today! 
Karen – he is every bit the love that you said he was!
 
Sonyia  – I agree, he is literally almost the perfect little dog AND thanks for the heads up re: scaling fencing….yours may be 5 feet yet, he has sure been looking closely at our own 6-9 foot fencing too!
 
I am on the lookout for a martingale collar for him. I do not have one small enough in the extra donations sent my way.
 
If anyone would like to sponsor him for a Wiggle Bumz collar, do let me know! 
 
Let the adventures begin!
 

BHRR’s Romeo!
 
Someone is now up to 31.5 pounds. 
As some are now aware, on March 11th, he was at the Vet with his foster family as he has been having frequent episodes of diluted urination.
 
He had an exam, two S.G.(specific gravity) tests, bloodwork including Chem 15, electrolytes and a repeat CBC(we had one done in Tenn). He was given more de-wormer and just this past week, another flea/tick treatment.
 
The Vet at the Hospital did an u/s and and did not find anything significant – right kidney was normal and while they could not appreciate the left kidney, nothing abnormal was noted.
 
Once he arrives to us, we will discuss with our own Vet Teams in re: to doing a urine c&s per the recommendation made if necessary.
 
I think this picture is going to go down as one of my all time favs!!! I hear these two are quite the pair! I am truly loving the updates being sent by his awesome foster home! We remain immensely grateful to them for all that they are doing for this amazing pup!
 
Once he does arrive to us in early April, he is scheduled to see our Vet Team for his boosters etc. on April 6th. If all remains going well, he should be ready to make his own special announcement around April 20th. 

Someone is doing very well!
 
Up to 28 pounds and his amazing foster home continues to say how wonderful he is with people and dogs. So friendly!
 
He will be due for his boosters and another de-worming at the beginning of April and if all remains on track, not long after that he will be ready to make his own special announcement!
 
I have asked his foster home what breeds they may think he may be and they believe HoundX; possible Hound/Boxer. 100% amazing and adorable!
 
AND I have been told Friday is bath day! 
 
Thank you so much to Sonyia for the great updates – giggle worthy! – and the equally great photo’s!
 
 

Mr. Romeo update!
 
I am told that he is settling in beautifully and is a wonderful as everyone says he is!
 
This is Romeo all snuggled up having a nap on his foster mama’s lap. 
 
He is most definitely not a Giant or even likely a GiantX and none of it matters. He is deserving, he is worthy and we are honoured to have him in our program.
 
We are leaning towards possibly a houndX…..does not matter and when the time comes for him to make his own special announcement, it is not going to matter to his right matched personality fit home either!
 
Thank you to so many that stepped up to help get him safely to his emerge temp foster home!
 

AND he is on his way! Wee BHRR’s Romeo! By Sunday AM, he will be all settled into his lovely emerge temp foster home.
 
On Tuesday he weighed only 22 pounds, the wee thing.
 
Whatever breeds he consists of; he is 100% adorable and deserving and we are honoured to be assisting him. 
 
Those eyes…..
 
If anyone would like to sponsor this little tyke’s vet bills – we paid $170.75 USD to begin his vetting protocols of vaccines, de-worming, bloodwork, neutering and microchipping; donations can be sent via PayPal to gwen@birchhaven.org or via email transfer to contactbhrr@gmail.com
*we just need to know the password.
 
I also sent $150 to his emerge temp foster home to purchase food, treats, a dog bed, collar and leash, some toys for him. He is going to be so well taken care of with them! Thanks being extended to them again!
 
This is the sweet puppy that was picked up as a starving stray…..
 

BHRR’s Romeo – named by the shelter angels that picked him up as a very skinny stray last week.

Poor wee thing….

We are starting his vetting protocol this week(Tuesday March 2nd) once his stray period is up and ETA to BHRR TBD.

Possible DaneX and NOT YET AVAILABLE FOR ADOPTION!