Please consider saving your Empties to donate OR return your Empties and consider sending the funds to help us help BHRR’s Valentine!

She is the 5 month old special needs Harle Great Dane in Brazil that we are working hard behind the scenes to save. She requires surgery on her hind end and is visually impaired. This is our second ever biggest rescue mission and she needs a village to surround her! 

She is currently being treated for KC and boarding alone is $30/day.

This is a picture of the Empties that Sean picked up – he made the almost 2.5 hour roundtrip – from Suzanne S. today!  So worth it! Thank you Suzanne!

He returned them and $41.60 was raised!

Our drop-off locations are:

1. Rachel – 42 Stocks Lane, Aurora, ON L4G 0Y3
2. Rachel’s Parents – 885 Surin Crt, Newmarket, ON L3Y 8R3
3. Dawn – 424 Pickford Drive, Kanata, ON K2L 3R4
*’people can drop off at house anytime & just leave it on the front steps*
4. Gail – 47 Taylor Road, Ajax, ON L1S 2X5
5. The Maracles – 1728 Harvest Cres, Orleans, Ontario K1C 1V4
Maggie -391 Tillbury Avenue, Apt. #4, Ottawa, Ontario

For those that may wish to donate to BHRR’s Valentine’s cause:



Email transfer:

AND here is her YouCaring Page

Updates are being posted there and also on our Brazilian Dane Baby To Canadians Group

We need another $6,000+ and we are not giving up on her!


Some things are just meant to be challenging I guess!
Today we learned that her birthdate is ~October 5th, 2017 and that she weighs 70.2 pounds(36 kg).
We are still waiting re: her height and figuring out vaccines and other proactive/preventative vetting schedule FOR we found out today that she has KC and cannot be boarded at the Vet Hospital. 🙁
The Vet has said that she has an ‘inverted knee’ and this is why she will need surgery. We also believe that she is at least visually impaired in the left eye.
This is a picture of her and a ‘puppy’ friend prior to Miss Valentine being picked up.
*we are rolling up sleeves and refusing to be beaten down!* 
Donations can also be made via email transfer to
via PayPal to
We are a long way off from what we need for her and working on a flash auction item to help raise funds.


March 12th, 2018

On the 5 month old beautiful female Harl puppy we were contacted to assist in Brazil. We are calling her BHRR’s Valentine – first came on our radar February 14th – and she needs surgery on her hind end and appears to also be visually impaired.

Unfortunately, we were unable to get our hands on her last week. 

YET….we got her today! We were able to pick her up today! YES! YES! YES!

She does not stand much of future in Brazil and we believe that dogs do not know borders or countries.

I have just sent over to Maira $700 to help cover 14 days of boarding – $30/day, $100 for food and the rest for vetting to start.

We are trying to move as fast as we can to get her safely to Canada.

We are going to need some help to make this next miracle happen…..we really need Brazilian Rescue Angels to please surround her with support and help us help her. 

Thank you in advance for any consideration to her cause.

The earliest that I have been told that she can come is third week of April and here is the link to her Fundraising Page via YouCaring.

OR Donations can be made:

Email Transfer:



ANYTHING would be SO appreciated….Even $5 is not too little.


So, Andrea, Maíra & I are an all go on our end to try and make another miracle happen…..

We are going to try a YouCaring Fundraiser Page this time as the fees are ‘less’ than the GoFundMe page. BHRR used YouCaring for BHRR’s Angel Noelle many years ago…..

It is going to cost us $30/day JUST to board her and she has to board at a Vet Hospital. Andrea is not able to board her.

We are also asking people to please consider donating their Empties to her cause.

I am working on a flash auction item to help with costs and we have a lot of work ahead of us yet Team ‘Valentine’ is ready and we hope that she will have a village step up to help us help her too! 

Here is her YouCaring Page and we shall update as we can…..

More details to be posted as we go along re: her story…..

February 28th, 2018

We are Birch Haven Rescue & Rehabilitation Services(BHRR) located in Eastern Ontario, Canada. We are a federally registered Great Dane/Giant Breed Rescue that has been operating since 1996. We focus strongly on the special needs and provide a safe Haven for those dogs that are deemed unadoptable due to medical and/or behavioural reasons. 

The purpose of this page is for supporters of the Brazil to Canada – Dane Angel Network to come together to help rescue/save another special needs Dane puppy. 

This sweet girl came on our radar February 14th and we are now in a position to mobilize to assist her!

We would like to call her ‘Valentine’ or ‘Cupid’. She is ~5 months of age, a female Harle GD. 

She comes from a horrific situation and she will require surgery on her hind end. She is also visually impaired. 

This is second biggest rescue effort to date and we need your support to make a miracle happen for this deserving puppy!

She is currently residing with an *independent* rescuer in Brazil and her chance of a quality filled future is slim. 

We will need to move her to a Vet Clinic to be boarded until we can organize all of her Vetting prior to transport such as Vaccines, De-worming – more than once, Fecals – more than once, Heartworm Preventative – monthly, Flea/Tick Preventative and she will need to have pre-operative blood-work in order for her to be spayed prior to transport. We will also need to test her for Distemper and make sure she is free from screwworm. 

We will need to pay for food, toys, blankets and other comforts too.

Boarding is $30/Day. She will need to be boarded for at least one month. 

AND we will need to figure out her crates size, Health Certificates that includes an International one and all Custom plus other legal paperwork required. 

Our strong position is that dogs do not know countries or borders. A dog in need is a dog in need and these are the next in need of our specialised programs. This is why we were founded in 1996.

We will be working with a local Pet Transport Company as we want to ensure that everything is done by experts to ensure her safe passage from Brazil to Canada. 

We know this shall be a costly rescue mission and our goal is to have her here within 6-8 weeks after we meet all vetting and paperwork requirements. So we have a tight deadline!

This You Caring Page is for angels to come together in support with  fundraising to help this sweet baby – we are told that she is really uber sweet! – that is deep in need of the BHRR Village to come together to surround her with kindness & helping hands.

For her to have any quality filled life – most dogs, not all – in Brazil are also kept outside, she will need a Haven such as Birch Haven Rescue & Rehabilitation Services(BHRR) that can help her live to their full potential of happy quality filled lives! We will ensure that all of her medical, emotional and comfort needs/wants are committed to for her life!

Donations can also be made via email transfer too!

Donations can also be made via PayPal too!

Please also consider donating your Empties! 

Please help us help her…..with sincerest gratitude and humble thanks, please work with us to get them to Canada. 



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

1. Our 7th Annual ‘1-on-1’ Special Date With A BHRR Dog Online Auction will begin 7:00 AM EST on Saturday April 7th, 2018!
We are hoping to offer almost 20 DAY Dates and 20 Special Picnic OVERNIGHT Dates!

2. BHRR shall be at Pet Valu Stittsville – 1250 Main Street, Stittsville, Ontario
April 21st & 22nd – BOTH Saturday & Sunday – FOR THEIR ANNUAL PAW EVENT
Popcorn, Cotton Candy, 
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
Baked Goodies & The Fire Dept – SATURDAY ONLY
Seeking 7 more BHRR APPROVED Volunteers to assist either Saturday and/or Sunday. Please EMAIL

3. BHRR shall be at Pet Valu Hazeldean – 457 Hazeldean Road
Saturday May 12th from 10 AM – 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

4. Our 11th Annual BHRR Microchip/Nail Trim & BBQ Fundraiser WITH So Much More
Sunday July 8th – 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
*No Appointments Necessary
Microchips $40 includes registration – Dogs/Cats – They must be over 8 weeks of age
Nails/Dog Baths/Ear Cleanings – $10/Service
Silent Auction Table
Fire Dept.
Police Dept.
Human & Doggie Good Table
BBQ – Will have Vegan Options
Face-Painting/Feathers/Tats – For Humans/Pets
Merchandise For Sale
Draw Prizes
BHRR Famous Raffle Basket
Seeking 23 more BHRR APPROVED Volunteers to assist that day Please EMAIL

5. 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

Sneak Peek as to ‘who’ we are seeing if we can assist next from Brazil.

This is a 5 month old female Harle GD pup.

She first came on my radar February 14th and I would love to call her “Valentine” ? That is one big name though!

She will require surgery on her hind end and appears to be visually impaired from what we can see.

Much for Maíra Souza Monteiro, Andrea Glaucia C. Peixoto, Sean Boers & I to converse in respect to…….

Her past was horrific…..

I will be spending a lot of time on this tomorrow to see if we have a great chance of successfully being able to get her to Canada.

She does not have much of any future without BHRR.