BHRR EVENTS

NOTICE: UPCOMING BHRR EVENTS:

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

1. Our 8th Annual ‘1-on-1’ Special Date With A BHRR Dog Online Auction begins Saturday April 6th!

2. 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

3. 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

4. Our 12TH ANNUAL BHRR Microchipping / Nail Trim / BBQ Fundraising Event 
Seeking 25 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 Volt!
My adorable spoiled rotten rottie baby! 
February 12th, 2019

Someone else is enjoying this veritable blizzard of a snow storm that is smashing into our area right now!

Our area is expected to get 45+cms of snow by the time it is all said and done.

BHRR’s Volt is a blur in her sheer joy and with the snow pounding down! 

Every day sees her become more happy, secure, comfortable, confident and every day she captures so many more hearts….you are very special my dear baby girl!

She still has a long way to go in her own rehabilitation journey yet I will be by her side every step of the way…..

From our home to all of our friends, family plus supporters, please be safe out there, stay warm and please keep those that are less fortunate in your thoughts……so many do not have shelter tonight from the blistering cold winds plus snow……

For the last few days, BHRR’s Volt has been trying so hard to get into the shower with me….

She has always wanted to be in the bathroom with me while I was showering yet over the last few days, she has been wanting/trying to also get into the shower with me!

Being really small, she could not quite master getting into the tub….

Well, today; I felt a cold breeze and turned around and this is the sight I had…. 

My phone was on the back of the toilet playing music, so I snagged it and took this picture!

The next picture is when I said it was time to go and let me shower solo….that face, it just kills me!

I fear that my showers moving forward shall include a wee spoiled rotten rottie baby! 

Go figure, like many dogs, baths are tolerated yet getting into the tub on their own terms is a blast!

Veronica – she looks so pretty in that collar you donated! 

BHRR’s Volt & all of the puppies at one of our amazing puppy love valentine event visits today! 

Thank you to Jane, Gerry, Cathy & Bruce plus all of their lovely friends plus supporters for coming out!

Zack and Finnigan at Home is such a beautiful place!

My heart is filled with so much warmth with all of these truly special puppy love valentine visits!

AND puppy love valentine date #2 is now complete!

On to #3!

Thank you SO much Canadawide Scientific for a great visit!

This is BHRR’s Sleet!

AND we are at our first puppy love visit!!

Thanks Veronica & Elizabeth & Amelie etc.!! 

What a riot of a visit!

Thanks for hosting us ixceed Packaging Solutions!

This is BHRR’s Glacier!

BHRR’s Sleet!
3 months old!

She says that TOMORROW is the day and on behalf of her siblings plus BHRR’s Volt, they cannot wait!

Tomorrow is our twist on our 8th Annual BHRR Doggie Date Event – it is our Puppy Love Valentine Event!

Our day shall begin bright and early with their first date happening at 8 AM and their last date ends just before 5 PM!

Thank you to all that are participating to help us raise much needed money to go towards the $4,000+tx required for their eye removal surgeries, their alters plus BHRR’s Sleets umbilical hernia.

If anyone may wish to donate to their cause; you can donate direct to Kanata Animal Hospital 613-836-2848 as Dr. Philibert, the specialist is coming into KAH to do their surgeries on February 15th.

OR via PayPal to gwen@birchhaven.org

OR via Email Transfer to contactbhrr@gmail.com

Like many groups, Vet bills are mounting and food is decreasing yet we will do whatever we need to in order to make sure that each and every dog in our care is done right by. 

We know that our efforts cannot be successful without the BHRR village!

BHRR focuses strongly on the special needs and 98% of the dogs/horses we assist are those that others cannot or will not assist. 

It is our position that that these animals are equally deserving and are so worthy!

AND tomorrow, BHRR’s Volt and The deaf/blind Dane Trio are going to not only love on so many people, yet we know that they will inspire so many too! 

From our home to all of our friends, family plus supporters, warmest of good night wishes are being sent!

As promised….The Next Gwennie Novel update on Miss Volt! 

I wish I could shout out so much in great news yet while I cannot give great news, I can give some good news and promise to continue to regularly update everyone on this sweet Rottie baby that was electrocuted on January 25th. 

She has a very detailed blog on our home website also for people to follow if people wish.

*Her weight is now up to 16.4 kgs
*She continues to eat and drink well – she has had to adjust slightly how she does this due to the amount of nerve/tissue damage 
*Her face is still swollen yet less so
*She is no longer as skittish or nervous as we work to teach her about helping hands and give her so many positive experiences 
*She loves going to KAH as she is loved and handled with such care 
*She is becoming more playful – has to be careful and people need to be careful with her

*That right side of her mouth – even after four sedation surgical procedures is just proving to be so difficult to resolve yet we are not giving up! From Friday to today, there has been slow yet some marked improvement. Yay! I am taking this as a small victory. 
*Her current round of antibiotics was to end on the 11th yet another week has been added due to the sheer persistence of this infection and ulcerated mouth from the burns 
*She will remain on pain meds – increased dosing as she is bigger! 
*I asked her wonderful Vet to check both of her eyes as they appeared to be infected and not just red and after doing a thorough exam and a fluroescein eye exam, she is on Isthal meds twice a day. With her weakened immune system, makes her prone to picking up other infections.
*The irritation to her Vulva is greatly improved with being on the antibiotics, spraying Cortravance, using a bit of Vaseline as a protective barrier plus a cone. Yet, this remains a conformation issue and we will continue to let her mature to see how much that will improve her vulva and her Vet said at the time of her spay this can also most likely be surgically addressed. 
Per her Vet she would need more than just a vulvoplasty and we would refer to a specialist to do that plus her spay. 

So the rehab journey for this wee beauty is a long way from being over and she really really really needs your help to get better. 

Please consider donating to her ever mounting Vet Bills. Please with all that I am, please consider her very deserving cause to support.

You can donate direct to Kanata Animal Hospital 613-836-2848

OR via email transfer to: contactbhrr@gmail.com 

OR via PayPal to gwen@birchhaven.org 

This is a pic that Britney took of her at KAH today! 

She is so sweet and smart and we are working so hard to get her healthy!

 

 

BHRR’s Volt
3 month old Rottie Baby that had been electrocuted January 25th
*Not Available For Adoption*

We feel that she deserves to be our next Cover Girl Model!

This pic was taken of her hanging out at work with Mama Gwennie @ KAH!

We will post another update after her next recheck February 7th.

We remain truly so touched, humbled and incredibly thankful for the kind caring support being shown to her….

Donations can be made direct to Kanata Animal Hospital 613-836-2848 as when she was released from the care of the incredible Alta Vista’s Emergency, she went to KAH for her Urgent Care and will remain with them for all of her proactive/preventative care too.

OR via email transfer to contactbhrr@gmail.com
*please let us know the password – we will not do an auto deposit set up as the Royal would take $0.50 per transaction*

OR via PayPal to gwen@birchhaven.org (friend & family option)

Doesn’t she just melt your heart!

This is her extremely detailed individual blog for those that may not yet be familiar with her story….be prepared to fall deeply in love 

Another Update on BHRR’s Volt!

She is the 3 month old Rottie Baby that was electrocuted.

She has severe oral burns to her mouth, gums and lips. She had a lot of necrotic tissue that was removed and continues to be removed. She had her fourth round of sedation and necrotic tissue removal on Friday. 

She is back on Thursday for her next recheck.

Behind her back molars and both sides of her mouth were very ulcerated. The right side of her mouth is the area that is still causing most of the concern at this time as it is not healing as well as the rest of her mouth. Though, now she rarely has any bloody drool/saliva plus the putrid smell is almost all gone!

Her pain was so extreme that she could not eat and she also became dehydrated. She is eating and drinking almost like a pro now! She has had to adjust how she eats just a bit for her tongue is still slightly swollen and due to the damage caused.

She had received no prior Vet care and a fecal test diagnosed her with roundworms plus exposure to Giarrdia. She is being proactively/preventatively dewormed.

She remains on Metacam, Gabapentin as well as Clavaseptin plus her mouth is rinsed out twice daily with DentaChlor.

I had been told that she may have permanent nerve/tissue damage yet nothing that would be of any major concern and she is gorgeous regardless of how she looks!

I have also recently been told that her teeth may be also affected yet as her baby teeth come out, and as her adult teeth come, they shall be monitored.

Her swelling on her face has also greatly reduced too!

He tongue still sticks out as it is too big for her wee mouth yet we also have begun to believe that due to some nerve/tissue damage, her little tongue will always stick out a small bit. It just makes her look all that much more adorable.

When I had picked her up from the Alta Vista Emergency, I did note that she was licking at her vulva.

Two Vets examined her at KAH and it is not that her vulva is just ‘hooded’, it is not quite conformationally where it should be placed and it is very ‘tight’ into the folds. She had clear irritation and you can tell it pained her to urinate. 

As she develops, it is believed that some of her issues will resolve and her Vet also thought that perhaps she had some puppy vaginitis prior to us getting her and with being on the antibiotics, it will help resolve some of her irritation. 

When the Vet would touch this area to examine it, sedated or not, she would react as she was in quite the level of discomfort. 

She wears a cone when unsupervised, we spray the area with cortavance and one of the Vets at KAH recommended using some vaseline in the area to provide a protective layer.

If she requires a vulvoplasty, we will ensure that it is done.

She really could use your love plus support! 

Donations can be made direct to Kanata Animal Hospital 613-836-2848 as when she was released from the care of the wonderful Alta Vista’s Emergency, she went to KAH for her Urgent Care and will remain with them for all of her proactive/preventative care too.

OR via email transfer to contactbhrr@gmail.com

OR via PayPal to gwen@birchhaven.org

On behalf of this sweet baby, thank you for any consideration and good night wishes being sent from her to her loving village!

She is worthy, her prognosis is excellent and this is what BHRR does, to be there for amazing worthy dogs like her! 98% of the dogs plus horses we assist are special needs. 

 
 
 

 

Please NOTE: 

We understand that this young pup is popular to many to want to adopt. 

She is not available for adoption.

She is at the beginning of a very long rehab journey and BHRR does not flip dogs. 

When/if she is ever ready, members of the BHRR BOD will place only per right match personality fit via our extremely thorough adoption screening process.

All of our adoption processes, policies and procedures can be found on our website too. 

Anyone is most welcome to follow her detailed individual blog to stay updated on her! 

AND to those reaching out stating they would make a donation to her care in ‘exchange’ for the guarantee that they would ‘get her’, you could not be more wrong in how we operate.

Donate because you care and you want to help and may have a few extra dollars to spare.

This is not the first time someone has thought they could get one of our dogs with this approach and we will never ever place one of our dogs in such a manner. 

Placing one of our dogs when/if they are ready is about the right match fit for them and a home, nothing less will be acceptable to us!

As Promised! An Update on BHRR’s Volt!
 
She is the 3 month old Rottie Baby that was electrocuted.
 
She has severe oral burns to her mouth, gums and lips. She had a lot of necrotic tissue that was removed and continues to be removed.
 
Behind her back molars and both sides of her mouth are very ulcerated. The right side of her mouth is the area that is causing the most concern at this time as it is not healing as well as the rest of her mouth. She is still having some bloody drool/saliva yet a lot less than it was along with the putrid smell.
 
Her pain was so extreme that she could not eat and she also became dehydrated.
 
This adorable photo is of her enjoying her excellent pain meds plus sedation so that her mouth could be re-examined and the dead/dying tissue addressed again.
 
She had received no prior Vet care and a fecal test diagnosed her with roundworms plus exposure to Giarrdia. She is being proactively/preventatively dewormed.
 
She remains on Metacam, Gabapentin as well as Clavaseptin plus her mouth is rinsed out twice daily with DentaChlor.
 
She went from 13.7 kg on Tuesday to a weight of 14.8 kgs on Wednesday now that she is eating and drinking better as her pain management regime is making her comfortable as she heals.
 
I had been told that she may have permanent nerve/tissue damage yet nothing that would be of any major concern and she is gorgeous regardless of how she looks!
 
Right now, she looks like she swallowed a bunch of bees and was stung, her wee face and her tongue are that swollen.
 
He tongue even sticks out as it is too big for her wee mouth right now.
 
She really could use your love plus support! 
 
Donations can be made direct to Kanata Animal Hospital 613-836-2848 as when she was released from the care of the wonderful Alta Vista’s Emergency, she went to KAH for her Urgent Care and will remain with them for all of her proactive/preventative care too.
 
OR via email transfer to contactbhrr@gmail.com
 
OR via PayPal to gwen@birchhaven.org
 
On behalf of this sweet baby, thank you for any consideration and good night wishes being sent from her to her loving village!
 

***URGENT***MEDICAL***URGENT***

We wish everyone to meet BHRR’s Volt. 

She is the 3 month old Rottie Puppy that was electrocuted on Friday January 25th and was brought to the wonderful Alta Vista Emergency on Sunday January 27th.

I have had three lovely conversations with Dr. McIsaac of Alta Vista’s ER today. She is a Vet that I have known for a long time and is one that I deeply respect, trust and love!

She passed along some additional history on this puppy whom we have renamed to *Volt*. A new name for a wonderful new beginning!

Apparently, she chewed on a microwave cord on Friday.

From her records:

“When she presented to Alta Vista on the Sunday; her face was swollen, she had notable bleeding from her mouth, a foul odour was eminating from it and burn marks and ulcerations were noted on her lips and gums.”

She was placed on fluid therapy, given pain relieving medication including codeine, antibiotics and oral rinses.

BHRR’s Volt is on Clavaseptin, Gabapentin, Metacam plus her mouth is rinsed with Detachlor and also a mixture called “Pink Lady Oral Rinse” – a mix of Sulcrafate, Lidocaine etc.

Per Dr. McIsaac, as she was beginning to eat a bit of soft food and drink some – as her pain was being better controlled – poor baby; she released her into my arms tonight for continued supportive care.

BHRR’s Volt will then come to work with me to Kanata Animal Hospital tomorrow as her care is being transferred over to our equally amazing Vet team there. So, she was booted from Emergency Level Care and will enter the care of KAH for the remainder of her urgent care plus all proactive/preventative care.

Per Dr. McIsaac, she has necrosis mostly behind her back molars yet her right side of her mouth is quite ulcerated, more so than the left side.

WHAT a brave girl! So brave!

Than you again to the truly lovely and compassionate Dr. Jones for reaching out to us last night asking if we could assist this sweet Rottie Baby…..

BHRR had to act fast and thank you to Sean for being supportive in having us step up to save her. Like many groups, the bills run high, the food runs low yet……yet….

Sometimes, the right thing to do is dig deep and keep having faith that she will have a village surround her with what she needs.

Kanata Animal Hospital will take direct donations and can be reached at 613-836-2848

If anyone can spare even $5, please from the bottom of our hearts, donations can be made:

Email Transfer: contactbhrr@gmail.com

OR

PayPal to gwen@birchhaven.org (friend & family option so we do not pay fees)

We promise to continue to update as we can and from my heart, my soul and with all that I am, please know that your consideration is truly lifesaving…..

NOTE: With everything that has come to pass so fast, I am way behind in connecting with all of the winners of our 6th Annual Breaking Bills Online Auction. I thank you for your patience and understanding as it will take me a few days to complete. 

***URGENT***MEDICAL***URGENT***

BHRR has just been contacted by one of the wonderful emergency hospitals that we work with – Alta Vista – about a 3-4 month old Rottie puppy that has been electrocuted.

From what we have been told, this happened on Friday and she was brought to the emergency today.

She has severe oral burns and per the Vet, has a significant amount of dying/dead flesh, not to mention pain. 

Per the emergency Vet, Dr. Jones – she was our amazing intake Vet when we transferred Bane to Alta Vista – they believe that she has a good prognosis and that is why they reached out. 

This sweet puppy will need to be there for a couple of days, have a feeding tube, antibiotics, fluids, pain meds and her mouth wounds addressed etc. She has had zero preventative/proactive care in her life to date either yet all of that can be dealt with later. We need to get her healthy first. 

BHRR had to act fast and thank you to Sean for being supportive in having us step up to save her. Like many groups, the bills run high, the food runs low yet……yet….

Sometimes, the right thing to do is dig deep and keep having faith that she will have a village surround her with what she needs. 

The Emergency Hospital – Alta Vista – does not take direct donations any longer, therefore….

If anyone can spare even $5, please from the bottom of our hearts, donations can be made:

Email Transfer: contactbhrr@gmail.com

OR 

PayPal to gwen@birchhaven.org (friend & family option)

We promise to update as we can and from my heart, my soul and with all that I am, please know that your consideration is truly lifesaving…..