BHRR’s Sawyer is moving under a PENDING ADOPTION!

We shall update as we can.

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 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 Bell(F) – AVAILABLE FOR ADOPTION SINCE December 19th, 2015 -*Great Dane(Deaf/Visually Impaired)

BHRR’s Eve(F) – AVAILABLE FOR ADOPTION SINCE May 13th, 2016 -*Great Dane

BHRR’s Giselle(F) – AVAILABLE FOR ADOPTION SINCE May 28th, 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(Hearing Impairment)

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 Sawyer(M)- AVAILABLE FOR ADOPTION SINCE March 26th, 2018 – *Saint/Pyr  – PENDING ADOPTION SINCE Dec. 7th, 2018

BHRR’s Burst(F) – AVAILABLE FOR ADOPTION SINCE July 23rd, 2018 – *Lab/DaneX 

BHRR’s Colt(M) – AVAILABLE FOR ADOPTION SINCE August 6th, 2018  – *Great Dane

BHRR’s Bogart(M) – AVAILABLE FOR ADOPTION SINCE October 15th, 2018 – *Weimaraner*PENDING ADOPTION SINCE Nov. 16th, 2018

BHRR’s Keg(M) – AVAILABLE FOR ADOPTION SINCE Oct. 16, 2018 – *Bernese Mountain Dog*PENDING ADOPTION SINCE Dec. 5, 2018

BHRR’s Hollywood(F) – AVAILABLE FOR ADOPTION SINCE November 1st, 2018 – *BoxerX

BHRR’s Singe(M) -AVAILABLE FOR ADOPTION SINCE December 1st, 2018 – *Great Dane

BHRR’s Char(F) – NOT YET AVAILABLE FOR ADOPTION – NEW ARRIVAL November 18th, 2018 – *Great Dane



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

1. 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
Hot Chocolate & Candy Canes!
Seeking 2 more BHRR APPROVED Volunteers to assist that day. Please EMAIL

2.  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!

3. We are back at Pet Valu Stittsville – 1250 Main Street – for their annual PAWS Weekend Event!
Saturday April DATE TBA from 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Sunday April DATE TBA from 11 AM – 4:00 PM

Dog Baths – $10
We shall also be doing nail trims & Ear Cleanings – $10
Seeking 5 more BHRR APPROVED Volunteers to assist Saturday and/or Sunday. Please EMAIL

4. We have been invited back to Pet Valu Hazeldean! – This shall be our first Community Education/Awareness Event of 2019
Saturday May 11th, 2019
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

5. We are back at Pet Valu Stittsville – 1250 Main Street – for their annual THANKS FOR GIVING Weekend Event!
Saturday October DATE TBA from 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Sunday October DATE TBA from 11 AM – 4:00 PM

Dog Baths – $10
We shall also be doing nail trims & Ear Cleanings – $10
Seeking 5 more BHRR APPROVED Volunteers to assist Saturday and/or Sunday. Please EMAIL

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 Sawyer!
He had his annual tonight and weighed a solid 60.2kgs(132.44 pounds).
He was amazing!
For a boy that can be nervous out and about in strange situations, he really was a big rock star!
He is so friendly and affectionate to those that he trusts and just needs a few moments to just relax and soak up the atmosphere.
When he is in his element he is a real ham and he was showing that side off tonight in the exam room. Such a hoot! A bit of show-off actually! LOL
Sharing the hand shakes, the drool and the loving! 
He was great around all the people, other dogs and even a cat. He was only unsure of a really tall gentleman that was there and only gave a very soft, almost unheard release of air that could barely be described as a ‘woof’.
He reassured beautifully and felt most safe snuggled between my arms/legs WHICH I did not allow him to do for longer than a moment, as I do not enable inappropriate behaviour.
We have worked long and hard for him to stand comfortably and with the proper level and amount of confidence and he responded so wonderfully tonight!
His Vet commented on his lovely coat and how gentle he was to take treats. 
Great car ride in, great vet visit and what a great dog!
On a side note; per my post last night, please do be patient as I work to co-ordinate all of the auction items.
I do have other careers and a family and many rescue priorities and am only one person. So, please do bear with me as I am doing my very best to make sure all winners are reached out to by Sunday night.
So, I promise to make contact with you. 

Our 11th Annual ‘JUST IN TIME FOR XMAS’ Online Auction now has 109 amazing items up for bids!

We have just added our last wonderful 12 items!

Auction ends TOMORROW – Thursday November 29th @ 9 PM EST!

We have just added more of Kimberly’s incredible homemade vanilla and also Bailey’s fudge, kitchen towels, 3 x gorgeous The Crazy Dog House Key Chains plus a See Sawyer Run Web Master Harness!

Thank you’s extended once more FROM our hearts to Kimberly, Jan & Uta for their lovely donations!

To learn more and to bid on any of the wonderful gems up for grabs, you have to visit the Auction!

**NOTE: PLEASE note the pick up area(s) for any items you may be interested in. NOT all items can be shipped!**

For anyone that may have an item to donate, please do email It is not too late to consider our cause. All monies raised shall go to the emaciated/severely neglected GD BHRR’s Char!

We remain so devastated that we could not save BHRR’s Bane yet are hoping that you may continue to consider supporting our rescue efforts so that we can help BHRR’s Char.



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 over 2 decades.

Our XMAS Shut down period for this year is from Thursday December 13th, 2018 to Thursday January 3rd, 2019 inclusive.

Any applications received during this time will be processed/reviewed as of Friday January 4th, 2019!

As always during this time, BHRR is available 24/7 for requests for assistance of animals in need. We shall also 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

This December 24th, 2017 picture is of Mason & his Dane, Dynamo(Cookie Dough Dynamo) 


We have made the decision that we shall not be proceeding further with this particular applicant. We need to ensure that any dog that is placed in a home is that right matched personality fit and we do not feel this home is meant for him. 

BHRR’s Sawyer(Saint/Pyr) is moving under a PENDING ADOPTION!

We will update as we can.

BHRR’s Rain(Haven Dog) with BHRR’s Sawyer(AVAILABLE FOR ADOPTION) & Aurora(She turns 15 this year!) 

This photo is one I took when I went to pick up BHRR’s Sawyer from his Overnight Play Date! 

This amazing home has now fostered 6 dogs to date for BHRR and we remain so grateful to them! BHRR’s Rain is loving them as her perma-foster Family! 

BHRR’s Sawyer(Saint/Pyr) remains Available For Adoption to that right match personality first home! 

Thank you SO much to Bruce & Holly for all that they do for the animals of BHRR AS we could not do what we do so successfully without our fabu approved temp, emerge & perma-foster homes! 

The Bakers Dozen of BHRR’s Poppy was ADOPTED today. 

This was a particularly emotional one for me yet I managed to not shed one tear at the home! 

This litter and I went through so much since they were born in September 2017 and I had a really long battle to fight to save this wee girl and she has thrived! 

She chose the home….BHRR’s Sawyer was just not interested and was quite uncomfortable which is not his norm and that is completely ok. He got confidence from BHRR’s Poppy and by the end of the visit was more interactive and his own right match fit personality home is out there! 

BHRR’s Poppy loved their 11 year old son and was totally fine with their cat. 

I want to thank this really lovely home for being so patient as we went through the detailed adoption process and for their hospitality in opening up their house to us today. Thank you for considering a BHRR dog to adopt!

Thank you to Aaron & Cherie for assisting at this home-visit – BHRR’s Sawyer was excited to see you again Cherie! 

I go home with so much happiness in my heart….some sadness too as my time with the gorgeous inside and out BHRR’s Poppy has ended yet this is what I worked so hard to give her…a future in a wonderful approved adoptive home! 

While she may look more Dane in the pic – she is very much also Wolfie with her wonderful hair and tail! 

Good Sunday AM!

AND we are on now our way to do the home-visit to see if one of these two incredible BHRR pups may be a possible right match personality fit.

The Bakers Dozen of BHRR’s Poppy – sporting her ‘poppy’ collar by Onepawtwopaw thanks also to Annette – and BHRR’s Sawyer. 

BHRR’s Sawyer(Saint/Pyr) had a great overnight picnic play date.

Tomorrow he and BHRR’s Poppy are coming with me to do a home-visit to see if one of them may be a right match personality fit for an application received.

We shall update as we can!

AND here is a Testimonial From The Home That Had The Play Date::

“Sawyer was a great car traveller for the drive.
He met 3 cats and was respectful of all. He got along great with BHRR’s Rain and our senior lab. He enjoyed the large backyard and exploring.
In the morning he did amazing with 3 strangers coming in to do house repairs. He wasn’t even phased with the noise and front door opening.
A great date for sure!!”

BHRR’s Sawyer is on his special picnic OVERNIGHT play date tonight!

This year we have 16 dates and as he is one of two dogs that could be a possible right match personality fit for a home, that we are doing a visit with on Sunday, he is having his date tonight. 

I hear that the BHRR Saint that is being perma-fostered by this lovely home LOVES him! WHAT is not to love?!

BHRR’s Sawyer – Saint Bernard/Great Pyr
Born: June 11th, 2017(9 months of age)
AVAILABLE FOR ADOPTION!He is ready! He is more than ready for that right matched forever loving home to find him. 

A home that believes strongly in a positive balanced approach to training and ‘walks the talk’.

This boy needs his structure, obedience, consistency, routine and clear open communication so that he can continue to thrive. 

He is no longer confused and not sure what is expected of him and his anxiety is virtually non existent as he lacks for nothing in anything that he needs which includes so much love. His SA level was quite high when he first arrived. 

He does not need a home that is going to get caught up in his looks, he needs a home that understands both the Saint and the Pyr temperament.

He is so affectionate, playful, kind and a big goof YET he is also strong minded, both independent and dependent in different ways and he needs that right matched forever loving home that is not going to be punitive, harsh or forceful. 

He needs a home that is going to stick to the rules and not waiver and then set him up for failure making him unsure and then have him trying to step up to take the role of a postive balanced leader. 

While we are not requiring specific breed experience for him, we want an extremely experienced dog home for him. 

We would love to see him in a home with at least one other right matched personality fit dog for he loves other dogs and is built for endurance.  We may consider an only dog home if everything else is the right fit. 

He is socially active and loves his outdoor time and when it is time for settling down inside, he is content to cuddle and snuggle and be merry. 

He is a happy, healthy and beautiful puppy. 

He requires a home that shall be dedicated to his grooming needs to maintain that gorgeous coat he has. 

He can scale 6 foot brick walls without any hesitation so a properly, safely and securely fenced in yard is a must. 

We do not find him high energy or high maintenance and that home meant for him shall not find the same.

He has been fine around traffic from school and city buses to garbage trucks and bikes and more. 

He is curious and outgoing and we have worked so hard on him also feeling comfortable travelling in a car – gets in and out without any issues now! He loves car rides now! 

A home that works away from home or at home, ft, pt, semi-retired, retired are all good fits as we have set him up for success. He is another versatile BHRR dog in this way. 

How he is around cats is unknown. 

He is wonderful to wash and brush and do nails and clean ears. Less is more with him…..he is not to be man handled, no dog should be.

His leash manners have improved 150% since he first arrived and he is very much a growing giant breed puppy still. Patience and a sense of humour go far with this character!

His rehab progress has just flowed so smoothly. He is eager to please, gets excited to see me when I come home, is crate trained and very gentle with treats.

A home that does not mind DROOL is a must! For he can drool – mostly when he is excited or stressed.

We would be fine considering a home with no more than 2 children age 10+ OR a home without children is equally wonderful. 

This boy has truly been an absolute pleasure to have in our progam and his personality is as large as the world, he is just that amazing……

There is not one MEAN bone in this stunning young man’s body and I am so excited for his future. 

You did it BHRR’s Sawyer! You did it!!!! I love you so freakin’ much!

Thank you again to Liz Bradley for her incredible talent and time in taking the fabu pictures and to Aaron Maracle & Cherie Barnes Maracle for the extra hands at his and BHRR’s Booker’s professional photo session March 23rd!


These two unbelievably handsome young puppy dudes had their professional photo shoot on Friday March 23rd!

BHRR’s Booker (5.5 months) & BHRR’s Sawyer (9 months).

In the one photo, Mr. Squishie is falling asleep sitting up! He does that often! 

Thank you to Aaron Maracle & Cherie Barnes Maracle for the extra hands and to Liz Bradley for her time plus talent again!

The weather was gorgeous and the boyz blew their sessions out of the water! Great photo shoot for them both and their manners were almost impeccable. Once again, I am bursting with such pride over their progress to date. 

Once I receive their professional pictures, both will be ready to make their own special announcements.

We know both are popular and we continue to stress that we shall only approve right match personality fit homes. Their blogs are detailed and we will post even more re: the homes we are seeking for them during their special announcements. 

Thank you to Aaron & Cherie for the two blankets and their auction items also!! Our biggest fundraiser of the year is coming up July 8th – traditionally also Canada’s largest microchip Clinic – and these items are so appreciated for our silent auction part of that day! 

Happy gorgeous Sunday to everyone!

This big lug of love was de-twinkled & microchipped this AM and I have been told that he was up and ready to go shortly afterwards!

BHRR’s Sawyer(Saint/Pyr)!

I heard he did so well – was a total bull in the china shop and hilarious and also such a good boy! 

He is slowly improving on his manners and truly there is not a mean bone in his body. He just lacked training and proper house rule structure and we are slowly getting there!

He is such a character, a strong minded one yet a total affectionate sometimes drooling fluff ball at the same time.

He really is a ham and such a handsome boy.

Today, he weighed 47.4 kgs(104.28 pounds). He will be 9 months old on the 11th. A lot of growing/maturing left to do for this fine young man!

He is having his own professional photo shoot on March 23rd and shortly after that – around early April – he should be ready to make his own special announcement!

Under the right calm, comfortable and positive balanced confident hands with his continued obedience and manners, he is going to thrive and be such an asset to that right match personality fit forever loving home and surrounding community. His SA has been well managed during his time with us to date and is almost non existent for we have made him feel safe, given him clear open communication on expectations plus have provided him with structure, consistency and routine.

In that right home, he shall flourish!

He has loved every dog he has met to date, been very curious yet respectful to cats – does wish to chase them and with people while a bit unsure and aloof at first to some, the offering of a yummy treat quickly warms him up and he has become a fast drooling friend to many! 

Loving my time with this big personality young man!

I must shout out the warmest of thanks to Kanata Animal Hospital for not only taking this picture yet for taking such amazing care of him and so many of our other dogs over the past shy of 14 years! 

BHRR’s Sawyer was at the Vet tonight.

He weighed a nice and slim/lean 45.8 kg(100.76 pounds) at 8 months of age. 

He did fantastic meeting everyone and was a good boy for his pre-op bloodwork including testing for Heartworm plus Tickborne Diseases. 

He had a thorough exam and was given a thumbs up to be scheduled for his neuter – which shall be March 8th!

He will be microchipped at that time and given a good nail trim. 

He is now on Bravecto for fleas/ticks preventative and also being proactively/preventatively de-wormed. 

His leash manners are a heck of a lot better than when he first arrived February 22nd and his car ride to the Vet tonight was AMAZING! 

He really has come a LONG way in such a short time and as per my one post, that is not all because of me…my Bakers Dozen Pups have been teaching him so MUCH! 

He is letting me groom him and we are getting lots of loose hair, drool mats etc. out of him and I was even able to give him a small bath today…MASSIVE progress. 

He wanted to toss his weight around a bit when his Vet checked his ears, yet he settled down well and the Vet had a good look at his ears. 

Heart/lungs all wonderful and everyone remarked on what a handsome boy he is! AND he is! 

I ordered a DNA kit for fun last week yet in person, you can truly see the Pyr in him…so, I am going to stick with Saint/Pyr for now as the obvious choices for him per his previous homes’ documention. At the end of the day, it truly does not matter….for the right matched personality fit home, it shall not matter either. 

He is going to need a home – once he is ready for adoption – that is experienced, and for all of our dogs takes a positive balanced approach to good manners/obedience. 

Cannot state it enough…consistency, structure, routine and clear open communication is so intregral to any dog’s set up for success story. 

He also will need a home that does not mind drool for he is a drooling monster! 

As he was never properly allowed to run and did not obtain enough exercise – emotional and physical, especially off-leash – in his previous home, within less of 24 hours of being in our our home, he had scaled our brick wall and just wanted to run and run he did! When he was done racing and zipping plus zooming, he was so happy! 

The reality for people to know is that he can scale 6 foot walls without any effort! 

I GOT Him!

Thank you sent out to Holly again for meeting me to help make the transfer go so smoothly!

This photo is also one sent my way from the Home as it was pitch black when I arrived. 

I asked the home to confirm his Breed mix for he did not look like a Saint/Shep and he is in fact a Saint/Pyr. 

The one O. said Shep in error. 

This 8 month old boy has huge anxiety issues….

The home mentioned that he was not good in the car and in fact around cars at all and he was certainly stressed in the car. I gave him a calming word and then passively ignored and he settled down well other than a moment or two here and there of a whine or a bark on our 1 hour drive home. 

I even made a point of just going through a drive thru in Kemptville and by then, he was content to just look quietly around and received praise for being a good boy and then passively ignored again. 

The home mentioned that he stresses out around strangers and that they have not walked him much. 

He does lack serious manners and proper social communication skills. Like all dogs, they need a positively balanced, structured and consistent environment with clear open communcation of the expectations being asked of them. He is confused and has been running the home. The one person did say that he does not listen well to them at all and only a bit better to the other. AND most certainly, he has also been putting himself above the two children in the home. 

He clearly has ‘had’ his way for some time and I did not need to see a picture to know that he had been allowed ‘high value’ item privileges and that all stops now. Yet, I do have a picture of him not just on their couch yet laying completely on top of one of their kids and not in a cuddling manner either. 

All of that ended the moment we left….he is now in a new world…mine and as much as I will be teaching/guiding him….who is going to teach him the most is my Bakers Dozen Pups. They are going to teach him SO much about proper behaviour and communication. 

He is a strong minded, strong willed, full of personality, a true character, a smart plus loyal boy and inside I know there is a mushball of a wee lost giant pup – still a strong boy yet a vulnerable one – that needs to find his way back on course…..

Tomorrow is a brand new day for a brand new beginning….

From our home to all of our friends, families and supporters, warm good-night wishes being sent!

BHRR’s Sawyer – He now has a name!

8 month old Male SaintX
Born June 11th, 2017 


HE is uber handsome!

He will be our first Rescue of 2018 and is the next in need of us.

Reason For Surrendering:
“He lacks manners/obedience, is nipping at the 2 children in the home – one has CP, plays too rough and requires too much attention.”

They are not in a position to give him what he needs and want to do right by him.

As we have stated many times in the past, BHRR is not here to judge….we are here to assist and we ask that our supporters, followers and fans also do the same.

This home wanted what was best for this boy and their family and are doing everything right in having reached out to BHRR for assistance.

Please join us in supporting them as this was not an easy decision for them.

ETA to BHRR: February 22nd