AND BHRR Puppy Pile BHRR’s Slate is ADOPTED!

Three of the seven puppies have been adopted this week and that now makes four babies in their forever loving adoptive homes to date. 🙂

We still have BBBBB’s Ross & Corbin Available for Adoption – new 11 week old pictures from July 10th – thanks to Melissa! – posted on their blogs and in the Facebook adoptable album!

I want to thank BHRR’s Slate’s new home so much for such a delight of an application process. It really has been a true pleasure going through this detailed adoption process with your home.

All three puppies that came tonight had a great visit and made me so proud of their leash manners and made me so giggly with the two BBBBB’s puppy antics with this homes ottoman! Like their own personal comfy couch!! 😀

Thank you to this lovely couple for allowing us into their home and for their patience plus kindness as three puppies thundered like wee hippies throughout it!! :p

BHRR’s Slate, you are in the exact type of home we wanted for you and thank you to your new parents in opening up their hearts plus home to a rescue dog!

Parting was emotional in watching Mason say good-bye and I am equally proud of you Mason for helping to whelp this litter and in helping to raise them, all the puppy washing you have done :p and being such a fabu role model!

Thank you again Aaron for doing this visit with me!

Congrats again to BHRR’s Slate & his new wonderful family!! I go to bed tonight after a very long yet rewarding week……

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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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Another of the BHRR Puppy Pile pups would like to make their own announcement!

BHRR’s Slate has moved under a PENDING ADOPTION!

We will update as we can! This week has sure been a crazy busy awesome one in quite a few ways!

This photo was from the 8 week old professional photo’s on June 16th that Melissa and some pretty fabu puppy wranglers helped me with!!

We are still taking applications for approved adoption consideration on BHRR’s Ross and BHRR’s Corbin. BHRR’s Flower remains under a pending at this time and we will update as we can on that status.

BHRR’s Sapphire heads to her own new forever loving home on Monday July 11th. Parting shall be such sweet sorrow for my family, and especially Mason.


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 Slate – June 16th, 2016
Pic @ 8 weeks of age


Weight on June 14th @ 8 weeks of age: 10.9 Kgs(23.98 pounds)
Weight on June 29th @ 10 weeks of age: 15.5 Kgs(34.10 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 Slate – Merle Male #1(MM1) – First born. Born 2:35 AM on Thursday April 14th.

Birth Weight: 1 pound, 10 oz
Weight at 2 weeks of age: 2 pounds 11 oz
Weight at 3 weeks of age: 5.203 pounds
Weight at 4 weeks and 1 day: 7 pounds and 2 oz
Weight at 5 weeks and 3 days: 13 pounds

*picture was taken at almost 6 weeks of age – May 26th, 2016*

He is a ‘tank’ of a boy, sweet, happy with a bit of an ‘edge’. Outgoing and affectionate. BHRR’s Slate – handsome, outgoing, social, calm, smart, a thinker, so well balanced in temperament and a strong boy with an edge if pushed past his immense patience which is usually by his strong willed bossy sister Cookie Dough Dynamo! :p Such a chill boy…..

He is going to be a BIG boy. He wil be approved to a home that is NEVER going to man handle him. Danes are so easily trained and want to please. Being a giant does not mean using force or anything less than postiive balanced training to have them be amazing assets to home and community.


BHRR’s Slate’s 4 week old professional photo!

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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.



First Born: Merle male. 1 pound, 10 oz. Nice healthy size


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! 🙂


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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