Today, has been a very emotional day for a number of reasons yet, I wanted to share a good and, in fact, great emotional moment with all….

This AM while laying in bed surrounded by such amazing therapy puppy loving, I look down and I see BHRR's Moncton standing quietly by the bed.

I reach down ever so careful with a hand and, he nudged it! This terrified and scared boy for the first time since he has arrived to BHRR, actually initiated physical contact and, actively sought it out……HUGE! Massive step forward…..
Inside I was jumping up and down in happiness plus excitement, outside I was casual and, calm and hoped my hand was not shaking too much.
When he had enough, he looked towards me(it shall be a long time before this poor boy will ever feel comfortable looking at the face, let alone eyes of someone ) – he has been that traumatized. One day, I hope he learns that when he gazes into the eyes of a loved one, that loved one will NEVER interpret it as dominance or challenging behaviour. Not all dogs who look upon their owners are staring and being dom…
AND overlooking the whole interaction was HQD and, I think – and, it could just be a trick of the light or my imagination – yet, I think I got a sign of rare approval from her!! LOL
I think she came with him for moral support for she walked right by his side as he came into the master bedroom and she, walked right by his side as he left…..
She is a real special miracle 10 year old Dogo!

(You do not need a PayPal account either)

A file is set up at Kanata Animal Hospital (613) 836-2848 and they will take Visa, M/C and AMEX over the phone under the account of ‘Birch Haven Rescue’ for ‘Moncton’. They will take Debit or Cash in person at 440 Hazeldean Road in Kanata, Ontario

You can also mail donations via a Bank Draft to:

Birch Haven Rescue & Rehabilitation Services
C/O Gwendilin Boers
2425 Totem Ranch Road West
RR#1 Oxford Station, Ontario
K0G 1T0

OR email transfer to

OR via PayPal(please use the ‘gift’ option OR the ‘friends and family’ option) OR we shall have to pay service charge fees. :(

BHRR’s Moncton's Angels  $819.00* donated to date & Bills are $979.87
*Before PayPal fees
Heather H.
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