AVAILABLE FOR ADOPTION!
BHRR’s Romeo is AVAILABLE FOR ADOPTION!
Health Status: HEALTHY!
*What more can we say?! He is healthy!
Age: ~14-month-old Mixed Breed of awesomeness! Weigh ~50-55 pounds of solid, lean muscle with a personality of 200+ pounds.
Type of Home Ideal For Mr. Romeo: He can be in a home that works ft, pt, works from home, is semi-retired or retired, etc. He is another versatile BHRR dog! He will ONLY go to a home that is prepared to ensure that he receives the balance he requires with proper exercise, socialisation, etc. He does not necessarily need to go to a dog-experienced home yet; he does need to go to a home that is prepared to remain committed to his obedience, structure, consistency, and be patient, kind, understanding, and are not hermits. He loves home yet; he also likes his pet store and other dog-friendly store visits, plus visiting friends. We are not advocates of dog parks. He needs a very active home. Very!
Personality/Temperament: Loving, affectionate, calm, quiet inside the home/when properly emotionally/physically stimulated, uber-sweet, social, playful, very active, athletic, gentle, kind, and if not handled properly – he has the propensity to develop SA behaviours. He can be a bit shy in new situations and settings and needs a home that will be patient, understanding while at the same time will not baby him. Just give him a bit of time; he warms up SO quickly and is truly a character! He has had playdates plus play visits and LOVES the attention! Once he jumps in feeling comfortable, he JUMPS ALL in! COVID has made it harder for us to expose the dogs to all that we usually do and to the high level that we do, yet we have worked hard to make it happen for him.
Previous Dog Experience: Previous dog experience is not required per the above. He needs to be in a home that already has at least one right-matched personality fit dog. It is equally important that he has a strong doggie network as he needs friends too – he is going to be that dog that will make many friends and shall be ok having a multitude of hundreds of acquaintances to run, play, zip, play tug-of-war with, etc.! He has been fantastic with all of the dogs here.
Good With Cats: He has been ok with the cats he has interacted with to date, yet we would feel most comfortable with him being in a home without feline members. He wants to make friends and play with them, which can be overwhelming to his feline friends, so we prefer a home with no cats.
Good with Pocket Pets: Unknown.
Good with Children: He has been good with children, and we will consider homes that have children 12 and up and no more than two children in a home. No small children.
Grooming: He is good to wash, doing nails. We take a soft brush and brush regularly, and this is a great bonding time between us – along with treats!
Car: He is excellent in the car. We have worked for him to have a positive association with car rides and that it is one of great fun and loving experiences.
Housebroken/Crate Trained: He is housebroken and Crate trained.
Obedience: His manners have come a long way. Overall, his leash manners are excellent! He can still pull if distracted, so a properly fitted and comfortable harness is recommended in addition to his martingale.
Activities Suited For Him: He is calm plus has fantastic manners when it is expected of him, and to us, he is very low maintenance YET, he is active from 5 AM – 10 PM – physically plus emotionally plus mentally, so when he goes to bed, he crashes and sleeps soundly. Outside, he loves his hikes, walks, runs, zips, zooms, and can he move! He can also jump and high. He can quickly scale 9-10 foot fences and jump off heights that would make us mere mortals feel faint. To others, he will be considered high maintenance, and if you are not an active, outgoing person who likes to come home, chill, relax, read a book or watch a movie after having adventures, he is not meant for you.
He would excel in obedience, agility, therapy work, and we feel possibly even luring, dock diving. We know he excels in hiking, chair hogging!
Loves & Bad Habits: He must go to a home that has a very high solid fenced in yard, plus he also must go to a home that loves the outdoors(he associates his fall coat with adventures and will do the same with his winter coat for he is too short-coated to be able to stand any cold temps when he is out and about). Looking for new adventures, a wonderful jogging/walking/hiking partner, he is your companion. His bad habit is his ability to scale fences of heights in a flash. He is not a runner. He is an explorer! New smells, sights, sounds – once assured, all is fine with a calm word/touch and, he is all in.
He is an early bird – up around 5:00 AM, does his thing outside comes in, wants a small treat(benny bully liver treat), and tends to go right back to bed until around 8:00 AM and then it is back out, in, breakfast, rest and then his day starts – with whatever that days adventures the day will bring! He is up to exploring and having some fun! He is so affectionate, loves to share Sean’s chair with him! He is the best in snuggler, giving kisses, and how the tip of his wee tongue pokes out is positively adorable!
He loves treats and loves to be around his humans.
As for other bad habits – if he becomes super excited, he can jump around like a jumping bean and be vocal.
He LOVES to de-gut stuffies too, and he loves to be my computer ‘supervisor’ as I work away. He has a dynamo personality in a small package! Small for us!
Like any dog, he is not perfect. He is perfect in all of his imperfections, though! NOT to mention so handsome!
He makes our faces plus hearts smile….he is such a gem of a dog.
Anxieties/Worries: He can develop SA behaviours, and we have worked extensively to set him up for success. He has learned to like and love his own company and to know that we are coming home. It is integral that the right matched personality fit home does not spend 24/7 with him. During this pandemic, we still need groceries; we should still go out and walk about; we should still get in our cars and go for a small drive to go somewhere to do something!
As we have stated for over 25 years now, we will NEVER rush any dogs’ rehabilitation journey, we do not flip dogs, and we are not desperate to adopt them out.
We will always place up for adoption the dogs that are able to be adopted and haven any others that, due to medical and/or behavioural reasons, are not able to be placed up for adoption.
We do not take in hundreds of dogs yearly; we only took in 16 dogs in 2020 as it is about helping the next in need of us, giving them top-quality care, and not about taking in numbers. In 2021, we have ONLY taken in 5 dogs to date, with two more dogs in the pipe.
After 25+ years, we remain knowing that we cannot please everyone, which means that BHRR is clearly not the rescue to be followed, supported, believed in by everyone. We remain small plus mighty, and as we go through this next transitional stage for BHRR, we shall continue to operate with a zero-tolerance approach, plus providing up and beyond care to the animals.
Our mandates have never changed, and they will remain the same as long as we are around; the animals shall always be done right by as our priority.
Our adoption success rates remain second to no other group out there – 100% for over 10 years of operating, and now 99% as we go through year 25, and we are excited as we go through this slow transition for BHRR!
We are over the moon excited for you Mr. Romeo. This decision, especially for Sean has been brutally hard. You two are your own dynamic duo!