BHRR's Dozer on October 24th, 2013.

Here are his photo's the day of. I miss him tons and will think of him often!

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UPDATE: BHRR's Dozer is moving under a PENDING ADOPTION!!!

BHRR's Dozer had his own special picnic date on September first and HUGE mummyitis is what he had! 🙂

Two photo`s below of his day! He was great with their other dog, complimented on his good leash manners and there was only one minor moment for him when the home had guests over and while he was fantastic with the male, the female had bent down straight in front of his face and that stressed him out and he barked.

When all were reminded to just passively ignore him and do not take an intimidating or possibly considered threatening stance, he was back to being just fine.

I want to THANK the home soooo much for giving him this amazing experience!!!

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BHRR`s Dozer – September 1st, 2013


A short time ago, I received an email from the most talented and I want to say also, very beautiful and special Liz Bradley of The Ottawa Dog Blog.

As many are aware, there was a voting contest recently for the Most Influential Dog Blog online and the competition was quite tough AND, thanks to such an incredible surrounding community The Ottawa Dog Blog WON! By taking 60% of the votes!

HUGE Congratulations Liz & Jane!!! Extremely well deserved! Your blog is quite important and valued deeply by so many and you make a BIG difference daily with all your efforts! I have loved watching your amazing 'baby' grow plus develop!

AND, what so humbly surprised me(AND, made me grab yet, another tissue…this time with a welling up of good tears!), was that Liz/Jane was awarded a lifesaving generous gift of $500 donation to the charity of her choice AND they chose BHRR!! As they have posted about, there are SO many great r/q Rescues deserving and in need and, I am touched, humbled and feel privileged to have our small rescue chosen to be the recipient of such an incredible gesture……Just honoured! Immensely!

There really needs to be more words to express THANK YOU! I am MORE thank thankful! I am genuinely appreciative plus grateful and filled with intense gratitude…….


"It was a difficult decision as to the charity who we would pick to receive the donation as all of the Ottawa charities work so hard.

We decided on Birch Haven Rescue and Rehabilitation to receive the $500 donation! BHRR is an amazing rescue who is in need of money to feed the large and giant breeds they rescue – this money will go a long way towards food and vet bills for them!

Thank you again to all who voted. I am so very proud to live in this great city surrounded by fellow dog lovers.

With love and belly rubs,
Liz (and Jane)"

**Could I please ask our fans/supporters/family/friends to take a moment and go over and CONGRATULATE Liz/Jane immensely and tell them HOW uber awesome they are with what they do daily!!!**

AND, here is what I wrote on their lovely Blog post!

HUGE Congratulations Liz & Jane!!! Extremely well deserved! Your blog is quite important and valued deeply by so many and you make a BIG difference daily with all your efforts! I have loved watching your amazing ‘baby’ grow plus develop!

As Liz/Jane have posted, there are SO many great r/q Rescues deserving and in need and, I am touched, humbled and feel immensely privileged to have had our small rescue of Birch Haven Rescue & Rehabilitation Services chosen to be the recipient of such an incredible gesture……Just honoured! Immensely!

I also wish to publicly thank Camp Cookstown from my heart, for having such a great contest, for helping to get the word out regarding so many fantastic online blogs and for supporting the work done in animal rescue with this very generous and lifesaving gift of $500.

There really needs to be more words to express THANK YOU! I am MORE thank thankful! I am genuinely appreciative plus humbled and filled with intense gratitude…….


Thank you sooooooooooo much to Ginnette & CJ for having us back again this year!!!
I absolutely LOVE this event! LOVE LOVE LOVE!
Saturday July 27th
Time: 10 AM – 3 PM
Min. $10 Donation
*Microchips $40 includes registration, merchandise AND Nail Trims too!
*Thanks to BHRR BOD member Barry for working with me on this poster!

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COMING UP ON Sunday July 14th, 2013! Our 6th ANNUAL KAH/BHRR Microchip/Nail Trim & BBQ Fundraiser!
8:00 AM – 4:00 PM

In 2012, we did 56 MICROCHIPS(ALL by qualified Veterinary professionals) & 94 nail trims!

We shall have our silent auction table again, human plus doggie baked table, draws, facepainting, caricatures AND so much more!

NO APPOINTMENTS necessary! For more information, please visit HERE:

OR follow all the exciting updates on our BHRR/KAH Facebook EVENT PAGE!


Thank you in advance for any consideration!!


1) More volunteers to put up posters in their local community including training facilities
2) People open to emailing and promoting this event poster at their work and with friends, family and neighbours. I can email the poster to all willing to assist. 🙂
3) Donations of pop, juice, bottled water & hotdogs/buns & hamburger/buns
4) NEED MORE DRAW PRIZES! Please email
6) NEED MORE Silent Auction Items
7) Gift cards – please email
8) We need people to assist us with cross-posting this event and getting the word out! We have some huge Vet bills right now and more in the pipe.

PLEASE EMAIL if you can assist with any of the above!

***This event is such a great time!***

THANK you again to BHRR's Cosette's fabu mom for working with members of the BHRR BOD on this poster!

Katoby Distribution is having their FIRST even Campaign For Rescue Voting Contest!

This contest was created via nominations and on Monday July 1st, BHRR received an email regarding this voting contest and what a surprise PLUS honour to note that we were one of the organizations chosen to participate!

They have 4 prize packs totaling over $4000 in valuable food and products to give to the rescue groups you think deserve it! Top 3 dog rescues and the top cat rescue will each win a prize pack (as determined by votes). One lucky voter will also receive a price pack worth over $250!

Voting ends July 15 at noon – one vote per day per person!


This lovely Canine has proven to be 'NOT good' with cats.

We cat test our dogs as we can. Sean is allergic to cats and most of our own dogs are scared of cats and yet, doing thorough evaluations plus assessments and getting to know the BHRR dogs thoroughly, my knowledge of them and experience with them and gut/instinct have gone a long way in helping to determine if we should even try a cat test.

BHRR's Dozer wanted me to make his own SPECIAL announcement! 🙂

For those who know him and have witnessed his rehab journey from the beginning to present, they can note so many wonderful things…more relaxed, trusting, outgoing, no longer defensive and calm. What a love he is!

AND as many can confirm, he has gone from being stressed and worried around most dogs to being good with dogs over 45+ pounds.

WELL, he is now very comfortable and super around any canines over 25+ pounds. He has been enjoying The Hobbits like crazy! YAY! WTG BHRR's Dozer! THUMBS UP!

AND in fact, I am jumping up and down for you….HIGH! 🙂

Barking Bone Designs – Custom Pet Art has been so generous and kind and will donate up to February 17th, 2013$5.00 of the sales of every personalized accessory, key chain or necklace!

PLEASE make sure that you mention Birch Haven Rescue and Rehabilitation Services(BHRR) when you order!

Colours and sayings can be changed easily!

S&H is ONLY $2 in Canada for one item and $3 for two!

BHRR has some new urgent animal medical cases in the pipe….the funds raised will deeply assist!

EMAIL for more information and to have Sarah answer any questions you may have!!!

THANK YOU Sarah!!!!


BHRR's Dozer came with me to do a hv last night. We wanted to see how he would be around cats to see if he could be temp fostered with this home and my beliefs were confirmed. He is best not suited to a home without cats.

THANKS Mr. M. the cat for being so brave! As long as Mr. M. was quiet and still, BHRR's Dozer had an interest yet was being fairly respectful yet, as soon as Mr. M. moved, BHRR's Dozer was excited.

When this boy first arrived to BHRR, he was not good with dogs under a certain weight and now I would trust him with dogs greated than 25 pounds.

He had no issues with the two dogs in the home and I had the owners stand outside in the light of their garage and home as it was dark outside and introduced BHRR's Dozer(he has met them before at our home) to them in that manner and other than a few very short loud barks, lots of tail wagging and a short rush towards them, he was just fine and all bluff with his 'I am going to bark and maybe, you will not think about hurting me 'tude'. He was all in their laps and loving and affectionate.

He did get bluffy when the gentleman was trying to putt on his leash to go into the house from their fenced in back yard as I gave the gentleman the leash to hook him up and he did a bit of a run away and so, I took the leash, hooked him up, said 'No, Dozer, Behave' and handed him back to the gentleman. He was fine then with a 'ohhhh, I have to listen to him too!' look! When it came time to leave, I gave the gentleman the leash to hook up BHRR's Dozer and no issues at all then. He was a perfect EM model 'I must listen' boy! 😀

He learned how to master stairs too! He was so cute, all on his own as he was exploring by himself as we were talking in the house and took him a few moments to figure out if he should go one or two steps at a time. Where he needed a bit of encouragement was to come back up and once he had a short words of 'you can do it', he was up and down again! LOL

BHRR's Dozer was sure to share his water snorkeling skills with everyone and help 'water' the floor with the extra! 😛

The home is a dog savvy and experienced one and if there was not a cat, I would have temp fostered this boy to them in a heartbeat. It would have been great for him to get into additional hands without me to become as I said that much more of a well rounded and balanced dog.

He was not aggressive towards the cat, yet not trustworthy at all. Who is to say that in time with lots of proper integration and patience, all would work out, yet, in Mr. M's best interest, no stress for him was the decision.

I was proud of BHRR's Dozer. HE has come soooooooooooooooooo far of his fear of men and dogs and he is often the first dog now that I intergrate the newbies too at BHRR for he is that solid!!! YAY!

WIth new men, if it is handled with calmness and no big deal, he is all sugar and putty in their hands.

He still has that monkey side to see if he can make people jump, yet, less and less as treats and loving wins him over and that we call his gooberness out and that it is not acceptable. A few seconds no longer these days and rarely to be seen. AND tonight, we did not treats at all and all praise.

We shall remain patient for that right matched home. In the meantime, I continue to work on those 'dozer' leash manners! 😉

People really need to read his blog from the bottom up and not fixate on the once very confused and scared boy that first arrived to BHRR. PATIENCE has paid off! BHRR's Cancun has a simliarity to this boy in respect to other dogs, yet with BHRR's Cancun is all Golden Temperament that way! 😀

Below are some Christmas Eve 2012 Traditional Photos of BHRR's Dozer!

BHRR's Dozer – December 24th, 2012

Anna Gray-Henschel is going to be selling her famous homemade 'TREATS' that includes BHRR's Journey Heart Biscuits to help raise funds for Genesis Dog Rescue and also for BHRR. Her Danelets shall have their own delightful selection and there shall also be a variety named after BHRR's Kyo.

Please visit her PAGE to see all the wonderful yummy details and to express your truest heartfelt thanks and appreciation to her in hosting this Fundraiser.

Purchase for your doggies, family and friends' doggies, for your favorite r/q Rescues etc. 🙂

From my own home and on behalf of all the doggies again in need of BHRR, THANK you Anna! I sound like a broken record yet, it is true! What a gem you are!

The Gift Certificates are good for up to one year from purchase!

DEADLINE is February 8th, 2013 to get in your orders so that they can be received by Valentine's Day! 🙂

UPDATE Wednesday December 19th, 2012:

THEY HAVE RESTARTED THE FOOD VOTING CONTEST from scratch AND it began Tuesday December 18th, 2012 @ NOON AND shall END Thursday December 20th @ NOON!

PLEASE CONSIDER VOTING! You do not need to enter your email address or register, just one click of a button! AND please consider sharing. WE are in FIRST place by only TEN VOTES!




BHRR could use your DAILY Vote, yes, DAILY Vote up until Sunday December 16th before midnight to help us win some dog foodfor the BHRR animals.


As many know, BHRR goes through 120 pounds of dog food in ONE single day. YOUR DAILY vote for Birch Haven Rescue once a day until Sunday just before midnight, could help us win some food for the dogs. SO, please do consider voting and do remember to come back daily to vote!!!!

The incredible folks at La Maison Du Chien have kindly offered to donate $1100 worth of pet food to a deserving area rescue!

BHRR is currently in FIRST place by ONLY ONE VOTE…….AND as always, we would share with any other r/q groups in need……ALWAYS! We believe in working together to help as many animals as possible!

We do not have a regular food sponsor for donations of food and the cost of food per month can be over $4,000.

Thank you in advance for any consideration………

UPDATE Wednesday December 12th, 2012:

There seems to be a voting 'glitch' and some can and others cannot vote more than once YET, please do keep trying to vote DAILY and do share as BHRR could really really really use your assistance!

UPDATE: Friday December 14th, 2012:

You need to clear your cache/cookies on your iPhone(go to "Settings", then "Safari", then 'Clear Cookies/Cache' to be able to vote again daily AND you need to clear your cache on whatever browser you are using on your home or work computers to be able to vote again daily.

BHRR has slipped to SECOND place and this contest end Sunday just before Midnight! Please vote and share! 🙂

UPDATE Sunday December 16th, 2012:


As many are aware from the public blanket statement posts I was making, as soon as I understood what was able to really occur with the voting in the food contest, I contacted MDB. This was not resulting in a fair contest to all r/q Rescues involved.

We have been in conversation for the last few days re: this contest and per the positioning of BHRR, we will only wish to operate with continued integrity plus honesty and no food is worth any compromising of that.

Either we all are able to vote once a day, only ever once, or multiple times daily. What was happening was not equal or fair to all involved. BHRR and it was so important that MDB be made aware of what was happening.

I am aware that they did a reset a couple of days ago to try and have people being able to only vote once every 24 hours and some could and others still could not vote again.

We have continued to support MDB in any successful resolution they felt was necessary and per their public post today, they have decided to do a reset from scratch – starting over.

I thank EACH of our supporters and believers that have campaigned so hard to assist the animals of BHRR and in sharing! 🙂 No words can tell you how much this has meant to BHRR for we do go through 120 POUNDS of dog food PER DAY.

AND good luck to all participating for round two!

BHRR's 5th ANNUAL "JUST IN TIME FOR XMAS" Online Auction is ON NOW UNTIL Thursday December 6th @ 9:00 PM EST!

We currently have 122 very exciting items up for grabs! MORE being added throughout the last day of this auction! 🙂

All monies raised shall go to the care of animals in need of BHRR and also assist the two new Saint Bernards headed our way!

BHRR does not adopt out during the XMAS season due to our position that it is not in the best interest of a new addition being added during such a busy, exciting and somewhat stressful time for many. Our XMAS Shutdown period for this year is from Saturday December 15th, 2012 to Monday January 7th, 2013 inclusive.

BHRR's Dozer is THERE! He is ready to be placed up as AVAILABLE FOR ADOPTION!!! YAY! WTG BIG Guy!

Our November 24th, 2012 BHRR 'EXPERIENCE' Mini Open House saw just shy of 50 registered guests come and go and from the moment the first 'guy' entered to the last 'guy' that left, BHRR's Dozer was in his element! I had put him in a 'safe spot', a crate when the first guests arrived to give him time to get used to things and his tail wagged nonstop and he could not wait to come out. So, not more than 5 minutes later, he was out and doing his thing…AND boy, he does it well! 😉

People who were at our September 29th Dinner Event remarked JUST how far he had come even since there. 🙂

NOT one bark, not one fear moment and I am sooooooooooooooooo proud! He has ROCKED his rehab and he shall only go to a home that shall not set-him up for failure and understands what he has gone through plus the journey he has taken while at BHRR. He was scared of everything!

In public, a passively ignore approach and a calm, confident approach that is non threatening or arrogant is what he needs. Treats help.

He gets ALONG with all dogs at BHRR and he was the first to meet the newest addition to BHRR – BHRR's Bishop! NOW, that is how much I trust him! He is no longer scared of other dogs and reactive, because of it.

My heart is bursting for this was one messed up dog when he first arrived and he and I have traveled very FAR. I will not see him go somewhere where he is overwhelmed, flooded or on the other hand, kept secluded from a world that he has learned can be loving and kind and full of great things.

He can go to a home that has at least one right matched personality fit dog, or none at all as long as there is a proper dog social network in place to ensure that he has his doggie friends. He can go to a home that works full time, part time, semi retired, retired, works form home etc. AS he is yet, another amazing versatile dog!

BHRR's Dozer, it has been a pleasure. You have brought me to a whole new level of sheer appreciation for the dog you are and are the proof of just how much patience does pay off!

In preparation in having to do some emergency fundraising for BHRR's Autumn's ever growing mounting bills that shall include having several surgeries, we are going to be offering up  a small  BHRR's Autumn's EMERGENCY Online Auction

Auction details and how to bid can be found HERE – ITEMS can be added at any time – so, please check back!

Starts 6:00 AM EST on Monday October 29th, 2012
Ends 10:00 PM EST on Monday November 5th, 2012

NOTE: BHRR's Autumn's EMERGENCY ONLINE AUCTION does not replace our 5th ANNUAL 'JUST IN TIME FOR XMAS' ONLINE Auction to commence on Saturday November 24th, 2012!

From Friday October 19th to Sunday November 4th inclusive, BHRR will not be open for adoptions or the intake of adoption applications.

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.


He just made some more friends this week! He is now fully integrated with BHRR's Autumn, BHRR's Canvas, Brick and both of my bluez boyz……

He and Brick LOVE LOVE LOVE to rock the yard together! 🙂 He is now fully integrated with all the dogs here but two, my class clown Sir Maestro who is often away showing and my 9.5 pound Sir-Bounce-A-Lots.

If a person does a slow introduction to BHRR's Dozer, he is FABU extreme with all women and dogs to date! I still would not have him around dogs under the weight of 25 pounds at this time BUT he is getting there! He is no longer so terrifed of those small dogs and their erratic, spastic movements do not seem to focus him the way they once did. YAY!

Just a couple more out of BHRR social dates with 'strange men' and he should be ready to be placed up for adoption! HE has rocked his rehab journey! WTG BIG BOY! 🙂

BHRR's Blossom – 13 days post-arrival to BHRR

September 20th, 2012

**BHRR's Dozer & BHRR's Blossom – he really has taken a shine to her….he has tucked her right under his shoulder/paw and he has been so good for her!

I have had to reschedule BHRR's Ani's drop off to her temp foster home to next Friday September 7th as she cut her pad slightly and I put her on antibiotics.

I have to reschedule BHRR's Dozer's date walk with his 'man' last night as I was still at Liston Animal Hospital with BHRR's Concert.

He does have the following dates, coming up in the near future and I am working on two more dates for him:

September 4th
September 6th

He made a new friend yesterday too, my BUNKER! 🙂 YAY!

YAY! BHRR's Dozer made two more friends today!! 🙂 BHRR's Rambo & BHRR's Freedom and one of his newest best buds is BHRR's Emmett, the almost 45 pound Giant Sch. Puppy!! WTG! BHRR's Dozer!! 🙂

BHRR’s Dozer’s heartworm test was negative.

BHRR's Dozer did really well for his exam. 🙂

No freak out yet; you can tell that if he did not want to do something, he wanted to 'toss' that weight around and wiggly and move.

BHRR's Journey Heart Biscuits really helped with that! 😉

Though, things could not be as thorough as we wanted, as we are still rehabbing him, this boy is making excellent progress!

He had his DAPP booster today as well. 🙂

What a big mush of love! He sat when asked, laid down when asked and ignored us when we asked to have him do other things like 'come' at times! LOL

The Vet felt that his heart and lungs sounded good, we checked his teeth as best as we could as he was a bit worried and I am very proud of him!!! 🙂

Any new forever loving adoptive home MUST understand that when you take him to the Vet, please have him brought to the back area and not in a small closed in exam room that will stress him. He needs space for his comfort zone. At least got now……

Also, obedience is so much structure for him and he will really need that and yes, it is part of our obedience contracts yet VERY VERY VERY important for him.

Just so proud of him!

BHRR's Dozer is at work with me today. He weighed a lovely getting nicely toned 68.9 KGs(151.58 pounds).

He was great to get into the car, travelled well – shared some drool on my scrubs LOL and had no issues with cars or people on the road as we travelled.

When I arrived, I took a bunch of BHRR's Journey Heart Biscuits with me and gave them to all the staff he met YET, no stranger danger! WAHOO! Now, they are calm and quietly confident and he responds to those types of people very well.

He stepped on the scale like a pro and has been very quiet in his run. Some 'sucky' sounds here and there when he sees me, yet; other than that a dream. I have had him out and in several times and though, he does not want to go into the run, he respects my wishes of asking him to do so. He would rather splash his water all around than drink it; so no more water in there with him right now. 😉

It took some time to put a muzzle on him for as lovely as he is; we were told by his previous home that he 'freaked' out at his last Vet visit and we needed to do bw etc. So, safety for all and no set-up for failure for him.

This is when things became very interesting. He felt that if he 'threw' his weight around, he would get his way and we would not do what we needed/wanted to do. He was not aggressive, he was bratty. VERY! So, I was patient and eventually, got the muzzle on and he kept trying to be wiggly wormy, so when he wanted to lay on his side, we kept that position and did his heartworm test which he did not even know was happening, microchipped him which he did not even know was happening and did both back and front nails. He was not happy that he did not 'win' and have his way and just wiggled here and there yet; he was not snarling, growling or being aggressive.

He shall need a lot more handling in these areas yet; HUGE HUGE HUGE from when he first arrived.

Let him up on his feet a few moments later, muzzle off, tons of treats and he was just fine…..

He still needs to visit with the Vet re: his heart, lungs, teeth and DAPP booster and we shall see how that goes.

So, word of advice to any future home, muzzle him, place on side if that is what is most comfortable for him and do not make a big deal out of things…do what needs to be done, praise appropriately; treat and then move forward in a passively ignoring fashion.

He saw one delivery man today, was 'a bit wary, yet more curious and I was proud of him. The man was busy and so, I just stood there talking to some of the lovelies I work with and kept an eye on him yet stayed relaxed. NO issues.

AND the only issue today was poor Dr. Javinksky who came to do an u/s. I took BHRR's Dozer out for a pee and came back in and spent a few moments with BHRR's Dozer chatting with the lovelies and I saw Dr. Javinsky come to the back. I was curious to see how BHRR's Dozer would react and it took him a few minutes and when he did; the 'stranger danger' mode was in full swing – big barks – about four or five – tail high, stiff yet relaxed over time into more of a nice wagging and the fur on the back of his neck was up in fear.

I told BHRR's Dozer no and said we do not do this and Dr. Javinksky said 'I guess apparently we do do this' and I could tell both sides were uncomfortable. So, I just turned BHRR's Dozer again, 'No and you are fine' and took my time walking him away from the prep area.

BHRR's Dozer is uncomfortable yet, he also takes some 'enjoyment' out of getting a reaction from those that he can. It is a tricky combination to work through.

So, BIG progress since he first arrived! He also walked by one staff members two pugs no issues when they were in the run; just curious and when they were outside and I brought BHRR's Doxzer; while showing curiousity, he was not focused or obsessed. EXCELLENT! EXCELLENT!

So, this is just amazing progress.

It is going to be very interesting to see how things go as the light fades and we drive. I have to put gas in the car and deliberately am waiting until after my shift when it is dark to see how he reacts and then we are off to pick up some auction winning items and I am going to be really observing his behavour and working to set him up for success.

From there, I shall be posting dates 'looking for men' 😉 I am hoping to find some of our male approved Volunteers willing to have us go visit, go for a walk etc., to continue to rehab this boy into the superstar he really can be.

So, if any of our approved homes with men, would like to have a date with a 151.58 pound tall, dark and very handsome dude with The Gwennie as a chaperone; please EMAIL 🙂  

BHRR's Dozer – July 27th, 2012

He is doing really great!

Last night, he made a new integrative friend – BHRR's Cobalt! Slow yet sure steady forward progress. He has yet to be integrated with BHRR's Freedom, BHRR's Rambo, my two bluez boyz, Sir Maestro, Brick and of course Sir-Bounce-A-Lots plus our Bunker. Getting there….. 🙂 He is becoming more the boy that will turn his head and if need be walk away and if it comes down to it; he will grumble at dogs like BHRR's Jetta that become too much for him. Nothing inappropriate with that behavour at all! 🙂 We want him to be ok to express himself and not to be silent as that makes for a very dangerous situation. AND the dogs are learning to respect his space and understand more about what he likes, dislikes and needs and it si so amazing to watch all of it unfold. WHAT a gift to be able to witness this transformation…like a butterfly(A BIG ONE! LOL) coming out of their coccoon.

He DOES not bark when dogs pass his crate when his food bowl is there, he allows Sean & I to take his bowl and give him his bowl and he is sooooooooooo much better about sharing the communal water bowls. He was 'reacting' in defensiveness and fear and he is learning that no one is here to take his food, high value treats and that we share and get along and live in that harmony that I speak off so often plus he is trusting and relaxing and just learning to not just be a lovely dog but a GREAT dog! 🙂

We are also now heading into the beginning of the end of the honeymoon period and that is bringing its own 'on your toes' moments!

He has lost weight, is toning up and he continues to want BHRR's Maggie May to be his best of friends! She is not so convinced! LOL

BHRR's Dozer – July 27th, 2012

COME ON OUT TO SEE US THIS SATURDAY AUGUST 11th @ the Critter Jungle in Ottawa, Ontario!

RAIN OR SHINE! We shall be there! So, bring your dirty dawg and we shall wash plus towel dry for you!

We shall also have some items for sale to help raise much needed funds for the animals in need of BHRR.

AND it looks like the rain is going to be there BUT so shall we! 🙂 We are all going to be wet anyway! 😉

We know that BHRR’s Dozer will not be adopted to a home (if they have another dog) that has a dog less than about 40 pounds. This may change yet; as of right now he is very fixated on both my 9.5 pound Sir-Bounce-A-Lots and the 25-30 pound Bunker.

He is completely fine with BHRR’s Rose & BHRR’s Petal and they are around 40 pounds. They are also female yet; he has proven really wonderful with male dogs like my PPSS, Guinness, JS, Drift, CH. Dyceman & Windsor to date.

He is not yet fully integrated with everyone here and the more high energy and social spastic dogs are to come. He just is not fond of ‘in your face’ dogs and he will grump – as is seen when BHRR’s Jetta was too rambunctious in the video. All manageable.

He does exhibit his ‘dog worries’ at dogs like BHRR’s Cobalt as BHRR’s Cobalt is wanting to be a gooberhead as a young adolescent male and BHRR’s Dozer is a young adult male, still maturing both of them. Brick, BHRR’s Rambo are also in the same categories and then you have Bleach who being blind/deaf is right in your face trying to understand and ‘read’ other dogs. It can be unsettling toany a solid dog; let alone to one in rehab.

He has been making amazing strides in the short time he is here and at this moment; we are aiming to bring him and also BHRR’s Cosette to Pet Valu – new one in Kemptville – this Saturday August 4th from 10 am – 3 pm for a bit. If he does well, he can stay the whole day yet: it is very soon time to bring him out and this Pet Valu is set-up well to bring him plus we are close to home if need be to bring him back and it is not as busy as those in the City.

If I get a different vibe from him by the end of this week, I will cancel him coming.

We have lots of time together with his journey and his potential remains fabu!!!

Here is a video taken tonight of some of the BHRR gang and our own. I have spent my day immersed with the animals for maximum dog therapy to try and help soothe my heart and soul over our most recent and shocking sudden loss of BHRR's Hamilton The Newf. 🙁 We feel like we are in a walking nightmare and most of the day has been a blur yet; all of us here have been trying to stay super busy and keep our minds plus bodies occupied so as to not think………….all of us are still reeling in shock.

This video of how well BHRR's Dozer and so many others are doing including BHRR's Ani & BHRR's Cosette and BHRR's Jetta really help find purpose to why I get up in the morning and what I look forward to each day.


ANOTHER fabu breakthrough tonight!

BHRR's Dozer is now running alongside new friends of:
BHRR's Hamilton The Newf
BHRR's Jetta
BHRR's Ani
BHRR's Potter
BHRR's Maggie May

Someone made a new doggie friend tonight – BHRR's Dozer!! WAHOO! He made friends with Caffrey; our Apricot EM! Well, she made him him want to be friends with her…. 😉

YAY! WTG Big boy! 🙂

Someone made a new doggie friend tonight – BHRR's Dozer!! WAHOO! He made friends with Caffrey; our Apricot EM! Well, she made him him want to be friends with her…. 😉

YAY! WTG Big boy! 🙂

BHRR’s Dozer arrived to BHRR on Friday and does have clear stranger danger and some dog woes.

While I was at the meeting place with the one amazing Volunteer who transported him on his second leg to BHRR(thanks to the wonderful first transporter too); he saw a car load of people and while he barked; his tail wagged. He did the same thing to two people who came put of the one store.

Yet, when the next two people came out of the store; he did not stop barking when prompted and all the hair on his back went up. AND the more he was barking; the more nervous the people became whic then ‘fed’ BHRR’s Dozer.

We did not allow him to meet anyone this day and I already knew going in that he had lack of social skills and possible dog concerns.

He travelled well and I am glad I arrived home just before it was full dark as I did not want him meeting Sean in the dark. His transport began at 2:30 pm and it was 9:15 pm when I arrived home; a long day.

He was full on barking and hair raised to Sean and would not take a treat or was interested in making a friend.

So, we waited and stood talking many feet apart and BHRR’s Dozer calmed down – he was told ‘Dozer, no barking’ and then passively ignored after three times. He was calmly and positively told he was ‘ok’ three separate times and then passively ignored. Took no more than ten minutes and Sean could then approach and the relationship between these two was forged!

Thank you again to his transporters for giving him a calm, patient and positive experience while he was in their care. That was so FANTASTIC as that is what he needs.

He has a ton of potential and he will be given all the time he needs with his rehab.

He lacks muscle tone in his hind end and he is a bit ‘off’ when he walks yet; we need to give him time to settle in before stressing him out with exams and x-rays. He is also a bit chubby wubby and needs to firm up and lose some weight. 😉

Nothing about his conformation indicates anything more than a gorgeous EM – a reverse Brindle; yet; he could have Neo and it is not presenting on his appearance. 🙂

He is tall and for those who have met our EM Guinness(8.5 now); he is not all that far off in size.

He does growl at most of the other dogs and has been integrated with just a few girls to date; dogs like BHRR’s Gretta.

He is doing great with his crate training; eating more with each day and is drinking well. He has proven completely housebroken and has no issues with either Sean or I handling his food.

Will take photos to post as I can.

When he settles in more; I am going to set up some very quiet dates with some approved Volunteers and we are going to just sit and visit and do this many many many many times in his rehab. process.

I have set up a vet visit in August and update his vaccines at that time for I was told that at his last vet visit with his old home; he freaked. He needs to have his DAPP updated, I want a thorough exam per our protocol, hwt, microchip and anything else necessary for his well being. I am deworming him now plus have him on heartworm preventative.

We shall see what toe touching etc. does for him after he settles some.

This boy is going to take me on an incredible journey!!!

UPDATE: 'Dozer' the EM/Neox is now safe in the hands of a BHRR Volunteer. They will meet another transporter who shall then meet myself and I will transport the rest of the way back to BHRR.

We have been told that:
1) does not like to share food
2) does not like his feet touched
3) was not bothered when the other dog there who was all hyper was all over him. Wanted to be more left alone than anything

We shall evaluate further at BHRR.

We have been told that the home has not had the time to spend with him these past many months and he has been kennelled at their home. Apparently, he will bark at strangers and is lacking training and socialization. They have another dog they obtained a year ago and feel they need to focus on what she needs at this time and wanted more for Dozer than what he had been receiving to date.

He is a brindle, 3 year old male, neutered, utd on vaccines English Mastiff/Neo Mastiff.


BHRR's Dozer