AND then there were none!

Today was our last BHRR approved adoption of 2016 and it was for the last of our BHRR Puppy Pile x 7 born April 14th, 2016!

BHRR’s Corbin, aka ‘Corbie’ aka Mason’s ‘Care-Bear’ was ADOPTED today!

Thank you to his wonderful new forever loving Adoptive family for going through our thorough adoption process and opening up your lovely home today for this home-visit. Thank you to Gail for assisting Mason & I at this home-visit.

Makes such drives as this – 5 hours on the way down and much longer as we plug our way through some pretty nasty snow and traffic – so worthwhile!

BHRR’s Corbin, we shall miss you as we do all of your now adopted siblings yet, we look forward to updates and pictures as you go through these next chapters of your most beautiful life!

This is ‘George’, BHRR’s Corbin’s new ‘big brother’ and Corbie also has two cat siblings, rabbits and birds also.

Tears of missing you shed yet tears of happiness also……letting go is never easy….for we adore all of our BHRR dogs!

The BHRR Puppy Pile x 7 now live from Edward to Richmond Hill, Ontario. In our hearts always they shall be and Mama Marbles also.

Mason, you should feel so proud! I know I am of you and this litter that you helped whelp.



WOW! What a day!!

Will make a separate ‘Gwennie Novel’ post re: the most incredible and amazing Santa Paws Event today at Pet Valu Stittsville THANKS to so many! Just so heartwarmed by today’s blast of an event!

This post is to say that we are now all settled into our room for the night after a long though mostly pleasant traffic drive of almost 5 hours!

BHRR’s Puppy Pile Corbin has settled back into hotel life like a charm! Suppose he remembers his October travel trip when his brother BHRR’s Ross was adopted

Tomorrow is our last home-visit of the year(our annual shutdown begins on the 16th for adoption approvals) for a possible approved adoption and we shall update all as we can!

Good night wishes from us to all of our friends and family!




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 2 decades.

Our XMAS Shut down period for this year is from Friday December 16th, 2016 to Tuesday January 3rd, 2017 inclusive.

Any applications received during this time will be processed/reviewed as of Wednesday January 4th, 2017!

During this time, BHRR is available 24/7 as always for requests for assistance of animals in need.

Thank you for your continued understanding – The BHRR Team

Gentle Reminder!

We are at Pet Valu Hazdeldean this Saturday November 26th from 10 AM – 4 PM for our last community education and public awareness event of 2016!

We are looking at bringing BHRR’s Kaos, BHRR’s Steam and BHRR’s Whisper for our famous Red Carpet Pooch Smooch Sessions!

We will be doing nails, ear cleanings and dog baths – ALL inside too!

More details in poster!



BHRR’s Baby Kaos is getting ready for Halloween! Not Yet Available For Adoption!

Remember to have safe Halloween practises for a happy Halloween for pets & kids!

NOTE: BHRR shall be closed for the intake of adoption applications and shall not approve adoptions from Monday the 24th of October to Tuesday November 1st inclusive.

We do not adopt out around the Halloween season and many others Rescues, shelters, pounds etc. have also begun to follow a similar protocol.

We do not believe it is in the best interest of the animals in our program, especially for dark coloured dogs.

During this time, BHRR is available 24/7 as always for requests for assistance of animals in need.


Not sure where I sleep tonight!!


We are all tucked in safe & sound in our hotel room for the night!

Tomorrow is a home-visit to see if one of our remaining two BHRR Great Dane Puppy Pile pups are a right match personality fit!

BHRR’s Ross had his first hang out experience in a hotel last Sunday when he had a special picnic snack play date with BHRR BOD member Mary. 🙂 Mary was up visiting from Oshawa for our annual Dine with the BHRR Doggies event. 🙂

Mary also clearly showed him the comfort of a human bed! 😉

Both boyz, are doing fabu!! Many compliments on how well behaved and stunning they are… 🙂

The Puppy Pile are now 5 months of age.

First pictures is of BHRR’s Corbin & second is of BHRR’s Ross

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We are here at Pet Valu Richmond 5919 Perth Street until 4 pm today!

BHRR’s Corbin and BHRR’s Ross, two of the BHRR Puppy Pile are here today also to smooch you!!

We are doing nails, microchips, ear cleanings and have some merchandise for sale!


*CORRECTION: Location Address is: 5919 PERTH STREET, Richmond, Ontario*

Our next microchip clinic is being hosted with Dr. Zak at Pet Valu Richmond on Saturday September 10th!

Dr. Zak has now been with us for 8 microchip clinics to date and this is #9!
*No appointments necessary
*We are inside so rain or shine!
*10 AM – 4 PM

Our accreditation per CVO requirements to host this microchip clinic shall also be posted.

We shall also be doing dog baths, ear cleanings, nails for cats & dogs and will have some merchandise for sale! Come meet some of the big dawgs of BHRR! More details in poster.

All monies raised shall go towards helping to pay off the bills for BHRR’s Dyson’s partial tail amputation that is scheduled for September 8th.

BHRR has been precedent setting/instrumental over the past almost 10 years with our Microchip Clinics in our efforts of having more dogs/cats hopefully find their way home should they become lost or stolen by being chipped.

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BHRR’s Puppy Pile Corbin
August 19th, 2016
4 months of age – b. April 14th, 2016Great with kids of age ages – he ADORES kids, adults and loves other dogs and he takes absolute joy in carrying sticks like his brother!

Housebroken, crate trained, travels wonderfully in a car, bomb proof as he is so well balanced/sound, fully vetted inuding microchipped and he is one of two remaining BHRR Puppy Pile puppies that we are hoping to place into a right matched foregver loving home!( 7 were born).

This litter and their emaciated mom has truly been an absolute delight to have assisted…..

Thank you again Liz Bradley & Heather Hunter and Mason Ross Boers for the help getting these fabu pictures!!!



Two lovely young ladies and two lovely young BHRR Dane pups – Ross & Corbin – today at our Pet Valu Stittsville Event! 😀



This handsome Great Dane dude is BBBBB’s Ross – 16 weeks of age and he plus his equally handsome brother Corbin had their latest professional photo’s today thanks to the help of Liz, Heather plus Mason!

Corbin blew it out of the water with his great manners and obedience taking photo’s and well…..what can I say, 😀 BHRR’s Ross was spot on until a leaf blew, a blade of grass bent, saw the camera, was hoping for a treat, saw Mason, saw Corbin and well, in general any distraction that could pose fun and all manners were *off* and he then broke his sit/stay and the lay down/stay! 😛 What fun he is!!

Distraction training is the hardest to get through and overall even BHRR’s Ross did fabu, the ham!

For 16 weeks old puppies, their leash and collar manners are great. BHRR’s Corbin per Heather was self-correcting beautifully and neither cars, squealing tires or brakes, lawn mowers and buses etc., phased my babies one bit as we walked on sidewalks, crossed the roads etc.

Heather even commented so kindly about how wonderfully social both boyz are…thank you for such lovely praise!

It was great to see Liz plus Heather again and thank you all for your time and caring hands to give these two still available for adoption pups yet another amazing experience.

Liz thinks she can get these prof photo’s to us next week and we will update their blogs plus the Facebook adoptable album at that time, plus their Petfinder bio’s! So appreciative for the assistance in capturing these two amazing Boyz in their latest professional photo’s!

Both of these BHRR Puppy Pile puppies shall also be at Pet Valu Stittsville tomorrow between 10 am – 4 pm!! 🙂

Heather thank you for your sweet heart for the toys, meds and that adorable bow tie!

BHRR’s Ross(first photo), BHRR’s Corbin(second photo)

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VIDEO: Of my 9+ year old blue Great Dane Bronson with four of the BHRR Puppy Pile! 🙂 They are now 16 weeks of age.

The BBBBB’s of Corbin and Ross are still available for adoption! Both of them shall also be with us at Pet Valu Stittsville on Saturday August 20th @ our first community education event since May!


Well, this afternoon we braved the terrible rain/wind with poor visibility for the BHRR Great Dane Puppy Pile’s 16 week old Vet Visit and Boosters etc. 🙂

BHRR’s Corbin – Available for Adoption – weighed 27 Kgs(59.4 pounds)
BHRR’s Ross – Available for Adoption – weighed 26.2 kgs(57.64 pounds)
Cookie Dough Dynamo – Adopted – weighed 27.8 kgs(61.16 pounds)
BHRR’s Granite – BHRR Haven Dog – weighed 28 kgs(61.6 pounds)

All are lean, muscled and healthy plus so happy, not to mention social!

Later this week, the BBBBB’s of Ross & Corbin, will have their next professional photo’s done to help their right matched forever loving adoptive homes find them!!

I have also heard recent news from two of the three other BHRR puppy pile pups that were adopted in July and both are doing well plus both have started their mandatory obedience classes. 🙂

Thank you Rebecca for this great photo of the BHRR Puppy pile that were at Liston Animal Hospital today!



This photo is of 4 – Corbin, Ross, Cookie Dough Dynamo and Granite – of the 7 BHRR Puppy Pile today exploring a new area of our almost 148 acre property discovering new trail/hiking territory!

BBBBB’s Corbin and Ross are still Available for Adoption!


BHRR’s Corbin – BHRR GD Puppy Pile
July 10th, 2016
*11 weeks old in this photo – KAH/BHRR’s 9th Annual Fundraiser!

STILL Available For Adoption – turned 12 weeks of age July 14th!

Weight on July 13th – 18 Kgs(39.6 pounds)


Many thanks being sent out to BHRR BOD member Mary for the extra puppy wrangler hands yesterday!!

Mary lives in Oshawa and was still in town from our incredibly successful – 9th Annual KAH/BHRR Fundraiser on the 10th, humbling $5,300+ raised and still counting as the silent auction funds come in. Final total will be announced. 🙂

I said to Mary that if she wanted more puppy time we would be at LAH yesterday and thank goodness for her experienced loving hands! 😀

The BHRR Puppy Pile x 7 are now 5 – two approved adoptions this week – and while their leash manners are really quite good – when one puts on the brakes or wants to change direction, so does another and sometimes another! :p

We made quite the wonderful scene walking into the Hospital stopping cars and bystanders alike as these truly beautiful and special rescue litter skipped, hopped, walked, trotted plus pranced and bounced their way in! 🙂

BHRR’s Slate weighed 19.1 Kgs
Cookie Dough Dynamo weighed 18.3 Kgs
BHRR’s Granite weighed 18 Kgs
BHRR’s Corbin weighed 18 Kgs
BHRR’s Ross weighed 16.2 Kgs

We are still accepting applications on two of our Puppy Pile babies(Ross & Corbin), who are 12 weeks old today!

BHRR’s Slate is under a pending adoption at this time. His home-visit, of which we are truly excited about is tomorrow.

Those familiar with our adoption processes and as openly explained to anyone that asks, BHRR only places per right matched personality fit.

We believe that each reputable/quality rescue out in the world operates in the manner that they feel is in the right/best interest of those in their care. Great Organisations will share similar processes and they will/may also have different procedures plus requirements, and we will all share the common goal of making sure that those we are entrusted to do right by are done right by, each and every time.

For BHRR, we do not entertain many applications on any one dog and then review to choose what we feel may be ‘best’ out of those applications. We take each application as they arrive in the order they arrive and the application is thoroughly reviewed in our detailed adoption process to then determine if said home is the right matched personality fit for our dogs.

Our approach to application processing in addition to our assessment/evaluation/rehab programs, enables us, to continue to have such extreme high adoption success. We were 100% in over 10 years of operating and now we are 98% as we go through year 20. In 20.5 years, we have only ever taken back 7 adoptions. While we sincerely wish we could still have had a 100% success rate, we know that no matter how thorough an adoption process can be, it is not perfect. 🙁

However, we remain proud and thrilled with this high number in success stories for our dogs/homes since our inception in 1996!


AND we are on our way!

BHRR’s Slate(BHRR’s Granite can also be seen!) – the litter shall be 12 weeks old tomorrow!

The remaining of the BHRR Puppy Pile x 7, five of them are on their way with Sean/I to LAH for their next exams, boosters and weights!

I have been asked several times, why if BHRR’s Slate is under a pending adoption and that his home/visit is Friday, am I doing his next boosters/exams and not letting his new possible home pay for them.

This is because he is still under BHRR’s care, has not yet been approved to be adopted and it is time for his next boosters and this is part of our proactive/preventative Vet protocol. 🙂

We do not cut corners at BHRR. Just as it is about always having the right matched home be approved to adopt any of our dogs, it is always about doing it right in vet care, training plus rehab for every dog we are entrusted with. 🙂

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BBBBB’s Corbin – One of the BHRR Puppy Pile x 7
July 10th, 2016 at our 9th Annual KAH/BHRR Fundraiser
Almost 2.5 months of age!


Thanks Melissa Roy for this great photo of him! I have one that is so similar from a Pet Valu event we were at in May. 🙂 He has always slept this way! 🙂

BHRR’s Corbin continues to just love people, and really connects with kids! He loves all dogs and is truly one really special boy that is active, curious and outgoing. If there are arms to snuggle him, he is so happy!

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We are just 5 SLEEPIES away to our biggest Fundraiser Event of the year. 🙂 July 10th!

Thank you to everyone that is making this a most promising and exciting event again for 2016!

What has traditionally been the largest microchip fundraiser in Canada!

Kanata Animal Hospital’s 9th ANNUAL Microchip, Nail Trim & BBQ Fundraiser!

There shall also be ear cleaning, a silent auction table, baked goodies for humans, doggie treats, Canine Water Wellness shall be there, Pet Valu shall have our dog cooling/treat station again in 2016, Pet photography, Face-painting and so much more!

Come meet some of the big dawgs of BHRR! 😀

No appointments necessary!
Rain or Shine!
9 AM – 4 PM
440 Hazeldean Road

Here is an update on what we are still needing:

BHRR is in search of the following items for our event for 2016!!!
Thank you in advance for any consideration!!
1) Volunteers to put up posters in their local community including training facilities, work, friends, family, neighbours etc. Please email
2) Donations of pop, bottled water, & small bags of chips.
3) NEED DRAW PRIZES! Please email
4) Bags of ICE! ICE! ICE!
5) Silent Auction Items
6) Human Bakers
7) Dog Treat Bakers
8) Gift cards – please email
9) Coolers to borrow for pop/juice/ice
10) Tables
11) Chairs
12) 1 more Tent – I have three, PV Stittville will have one, CWW will have one, Doogie will have one, The Maracle Family will have one.
***This event is such a great time!***

Here is the Facebook Event Page to join and stay updated! 🙂

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Happy Sunday to all!!!

The BHRR Great Dane Puppy Pile x 7 and Sean :p plus one of my own Danes, my Big Blue Bronson are checking out the new yard area being constructed for the puppies who are now 10 weeks old!

They have their own almost 1/2+ acre fenced yard with direct access to the house and the rec room with couch, futon bed, TV, two fish tanks and soft dog beds, toys and more! Until they are big enough to run with zee big dawgs, this is their new digs! They were weaned off all pee pads almost a week ago and rarely an accident being had. They ask to go out and take themselves out when we are hanging with them and the door is open. 🙂 Sun and shade and lots of items to stimulate them physically plus mentally.

Today, they were active and awake for over 4 straight hours and finally are all crashed out for a power snooze, some even snoring loud enough to compete with the bigger Danes! 😀

This picture was taken before Sean laid down the T-posts and we expanded the area outward.

We hope all are enjoying this weekend safely with loved ones!!













BHRR’s Corbin – June 16th, 2016
8 weeks of age


Weight on June 29th @ 10 weeks of age: 14.9 Kgs(32.78 pounds)

A photo sent our way from Becca of the Boys’ post neuters(court ordered to be done by the time they were 6 weeks of age) and due to my long standing excellent relationship with AC, allowed them to be done at 10+ weeks instead.



BHRR’s Corbin – Black with White Male #2 – Sixth Born. Born 6:03 AM on April 14th

Birth Weight: 1 pound 8 oz
Weight at 2 weeks: 2 pounds. 12 oz
Weight at 5 weeks and 3 days: 12 pounds

*picture taken at almost 6 weeks of age.*

Social, so happy, and when about 3.5 weeks of age has become quite the ‘please love me, pick me up, snuggle me, do not leave me’ sucky baby.

Affectionate, playful, calm and loving. He is a bit of a loveable turkey! He loves plants and will look right at you when you ask him to stop going to chew the flowers and then race to more plants to destroy them! 😛

Loves his siblings and playing with them yet is so human oriented and adores people! Bonds fast and fierce this sweet boy!

A great movie and tv snuggle companion he would be at night. 🙂

He loves his toys and the more noise they make, the happier he tends to be! LOL

Yet, he is active and a ‘man on the go’ outside. A bit of a Christopher Columbus! 😀

We will never approve a home that would seek to cater to his ‘sucky’ side to the point that it would damage his outgoing, social curious side…..


Puppy Pile Photo – April 24th, 2016
10 days of age(born April 14th, 2016) – Mama GD Marbles Litter – She had 8 puppies yet sadly, one lovely merle male boy was stillborn and almost 30 minutes of working on him could not revive him. 🙁

All were weighed again yesterday and all are gaining well.

The one dark merle male boy that was born quite sluggish, continues to have some aspiration issues. He has been into see the Vet once already and we are monitoring him and all the puppies closely.

There are 4 boys and 3 girls and even the wee BBBBB runt female has caught up to the rest of the ‘gang’. She is feisty! 🙂

The puppies are back to see the Vet on Saturday AM as they will then be 2 weeks of age and time to begin their de-worming protocol.

AND, yes, for those that keep asking, this is a single breed GD litter of puppies AND NO, they are not yet ready for adoption AND shall not be for a long time to come.



All BHRR Great Dane Puppy Pile x 7 in the same canvas basket, the same one I used to bring 14 day old BHRR’s Ember and Flame to BHRR in back on December 7th, 2015.

Within 5 days, only two could fit comfortably into it! 🙂


6:03 AM Puppy #6 – Black with white Male – 1 pound 8 oz


Here is a photo of the whelping/nursing box. 6 x 5 x 2 feet. AND we put an Xpen with a door also along the side. Whole section beside the box for room for mom to leave pups and eat/drink and get some alone time….



1) Pee Pads
2) Someone had a wading pool and trying to remember who from a previous thread. Wondering if we can borrow it?
3) Towels
4) Blankets
5) Puppy food – for Mom right now
6) Soft Bath Mats – the ones from Pet Valu are fabu
7) Pinesol
8) Very Large Garbage Bags
9) Esbilac – Powder, not liquid

BHRR has been working on a cruelty/neglect case for the last week. All of the Danes are now in r/q care with other GD groups that we network with except for the one that ACO really wanted to send our way.

Today, this Dane was brought to see Dr. Liston at LAH.

As you can see, BHRR is having puppies. At least 8 were counted by Dr. Liston. Mom is so skinny herself and as we specialize in the emaciation cases, we were specifically asked to take her in, even, if we could not take the others that we then found other great places for.

We are calling her BHRR’s Marbles and one of the ACO officers wants to adopt the mom when she is ready. That is touching news.

Mom is due within the week and we are working to prepare all that we need beforehand.

If anyone has any of the above items and would not mind sharing or donating, we would be so appreciative.

BHRR has only helped three dogs to date in 2016 and this mama to be is the next in need of us…urgently so….

Thanks in advance!

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