Rescue programs such as BHRR offer a service that a shelter/pound cannot possibly provide. With social contact for an animal with an often unknown or questionable background many of these critters blossom into beautiful animals. A rescue can turn into a beautiful pet for the right family. BHRR has the resources in terms of space and dedication to be able to provide the necessary time to evaluate these animals properly before being placed into their “forever homes.” Personally, I have used the BHRR website to research the Great Dane breed. I have also seen the animals in BHRR’s care and have witnessed how great the animals are being rehabilitated, treated, loved and how well socialized they are becoming with adults, children and other animals. BHHR believes in vetting, neutering/spaying plus microchipping any animals that come through their doors and are dedicated to any animal placed for as long as that animal lives. They require that any animal for whatever reason be returned to BHRR should the new owner no longer be able to take care for him or her. Anyone looking at purchasing a large breed particularly needs to be comfortable with acquiring the right breed as well as the right dog. I needed to decide whether the Dane is right for me which I have. Now I have to find the right dog. If the right animal comes through rescue I would gladly welcome it into our home. BHRR through connections are also able to direct people through appropriate channels whether it be with research, another reputable rescue or a reputable breeder.