BHRR’s Symba!
4.5 year old Bull Mastiff

He loves that giant elephant stuffie and BHRR’s Walters bed…. 

BHRR’s Walter is not too thrilled to share his special bed and I am working on getting Mr. Symba one of his own. 

This boy is truly a rock star, in temperament and looks! Sean says every day that he cannot stay !

If all works out, Mr. Symba shall be at our next Drive Way Nail Trim & Ear Cleaning Event on Thursday September 17th to personally thank his fans/supporters for surrounding him with love. Location: 37 Dressler Drive from 4-6:30 pm.

We are still waiting for a surgery date for his cruciate repair surgery and have our brains engaged for creative fundraising ideas as his surgery will be close to $4,000+tx.

On behalf of one sleeping beauty; warmest good night wishes are being sent from our home to all of our friends, family and supporters!

**Donated To Date: $175**

BHRR’s Symba!

3:30 AM and I look beside me as I working on my computer and this is the scene that greets me. ??

Almost 135 pounds cuddled up with a giant sized elephant stuffie. ?

No matter how old or young, giant stuffies are enjoyed by the dogs – they provide comfort and security and are snuggly soft.

This boy only had a torn blanket sent along with him when he arrived to rescue.

This is the Bull Mastiff that had been scheduled to be put to sleep and a rescue worked with the Owner to see if another group could take him in. We are forever grateful to this rescue for they saved a magnificent dog!!

He was back to work with me on the Monday as with everything he had done on Sunday, he still needed his vaccines.

He seems to love BHRR’s Walter’s ortho bed that had been bought for Mr. Walter so we are going to work on trying to find that bed for Mr. Symba too!

He is settling in so wonderfully and everyone who has met him to date cannot say enough about how awesome of a boy he is! 

I am now getting some good welcome tail wags from him and he is such a solid handsome boy.

His x-rays were reviewed by one ortho specialist who felt that BHRR’s Symba’s should have a TPLO procedure over an ex-capsular surgery for his blown cruciate. This was determined to be the best approach due to him being a Giant Breed Dog. The ortho specialist also felt that they were not the ideal surgeon for him and so the x-rays have now been sent over to another ortho surgeon.

With how busy we are at my own work, I cannot get him in there anytime soon and this boy has had this blown cruciate since the spring.

So, we are now waiting patiently, knowing how busy everyone is; to see what Dr. Philibert may have available.

We have been given one estimate of $3,800+ for this surgery and we are looking deep into our couch cushions for spare change, we keep collecting Empties, we have two more Drive-way nail trim events and our Dine with the Doggies Fundraiser.

His bills to date are just under $1,000 and any donations to his care would be beyond appreciated and can be made direct to Eagleson Veterinary Clinic 613-383-8381

OR via PayPal to

OR via email transfer to
*we just need to know the password

Thank you in advance for the consideration!

BHRR’s Symba

He weighed 61.70 kgs(135.74 pounds).

We sedated him at work today so that he could have a thorough exam on his hips and knees.

We did x-rays on hips and knees and it has been confirmed that he does have a blown cruciate in his back right leg. His hips look ok, so good news there!

We did pre-op bloodwork including testing for heartworm plus tick borne diseases and the results were all normal.

We did ear cytology’s as his ears were yucky and we cleaned them plus put in ear meds as he has infections.

We did a big nail trim on him too as his nails were very overgrown.

He also had a cartrophen injection. He will be on Gabapentin and Deramaxx for pain and inflammation.

He will begin flea/tick & heartworm meds plus be de-wormed.

AND this dog has an incredible temperament!! Just outstanding!

X-rays & bloodwork will be sent off to his ortho specialist and we will schedule his TPLO surgery ASAP

He is the Bull Mastiff that was scheduled to be euthanised by his owner and a group stepped in and asked for time so that another group could be found to help him.

This boy is absolutely heaven and we feel so privileged to help and he will need the BHRR village to surrround him with support as he has a long surgery and rehab journey ahead of him…

He also needs a XL Costco dog bed to call his very own if anyone may help….

Donations can be made direct to Eagleson Veterinary Clinic 613-383-8381

OR via PayPal to

OR via email transfer to
*please let us know the password!*

Thank you in advance from our hearts for any consideration to his care….

Got him!!!

Pouring rain, flooding and thunderstorms did not hold back this rescue!!!

Thanks again Cassy for picking him up and meeting me! Rescue angel!!

He is scheduled to see the Vet tomorrow @ 5 pm and his rehabilitation journey begins now.

Welcome to BHRR Mr. Symba!

Now to get home, get him settled in and get dried up!


AND Cassy now has him!

BHRR’s Symba.

After much stress, this handsome boy(Bull Mastiff) is now safe!

Apparently, he has a blown cruciate – diagnosed in the spring and was recently scheduled to be euthanised as O. cannot afford the medical care. Another rescue worked with the Owner to gain some time to see if another organisation could assist.

O. also had two other dogs(MastiffX) they were seeking to re-home.

It was a worrisome and difficult process yet, we finally have him.

Thank you Cassy for the transport assistance, drive safe!

I shall be hitting the road a bit later to meet up with them…

He will be brought into work shortly to be assessed and to begin his medical rehab journey.



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

1. Our Drive-way Nail Trims/Ear Cleaning Events!


3. Our 9th Annual DINE WITH THE BHRR DOGGIES is on September 19th, 2020
*83% SOLD OUT!

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

The next in need of us!

4 year old Male Bull Mastiff

Medical: Blown cruciate

Another kind Rescue worked with the O. to get them to cancel the scheduled euthanasia apt. they had made so that they could see if another group could step up to assist.