BHRR EVENTS

NOTICE: UPCOMING BHRR EVENTS:

 

1. We are working on a silent auction to raise much-needed funds to pay for Miss Leah’s and Mr. Ernie’s vet bills. We are hoping to run for St. Pat’s Day!
If you have any items you may like to donate, please do email

 

2. ONGOING – On February 21st, 2013, I received a most delightful and touching email from a woman named Allie MacAlister that is so very active in helping others

She is extremely talented and more lovely than any words can ever be put down on paper and she has wonderfully surprised me with the very stunning and unique artful creation of an Irish Wolfhound, inspired by our Bunker Dude. She is calling it ‘Art For A Cause’.  

The Wolfhound Cù Sìth

10% of sales of her products will come to BHRR!

*You can purchase t-shirts, mugs, mousepads, totes, greeting cards and SO much more! She will be adding products regularly.

The Wolfhound Cù Sìth

Our 5th Annual “WON’T YOU BE MY VALENTINE” Fundraiser! February 1st – February 15th, 2024

Please help us give each doggie a special Valentine!

Thank you to everyone who has become a Valentine Angel to date, and to those asking, here is our email transfer address to send the vet bill part of your generous donation: contactbhrr@gmail.com

Please let us know if you would like to be a Secret Valentine!

Thanks in advance for any consideration!

These are the doggies still in need of a Secret Valentine Admirer:

  • Albar – Ronda B. will be his SVA – COMPLETED!
  • Knox  – Amy shall be his SVA – COMPLETED!
  • Maybelle Cutie – Ronda B. will be her SVA – COMPLETED!
  • Chrissy – Melody Lachance & Barrhaven & Area Empties will be her SVA
  • Ernie – Leanne Berard McDonell & Cameron will be his SVA – COMPLETED!
  • Leah – Melody Lachance & Barrhaven & Area Empties will be her SVA
  • ‘Fred’ – Melody Lachance & Barrhaven & Area Empties will be her SVA
  • Aramis – Anne PB will be her SVA – COMPLETED!
  • Athos – Elaine Giles will be his SVA – COMPLETED!
  • Brooklyn  – Michele shall be her SVA – COMPLETED!
  • Caramel – Elaine will be his SVA – COMPLETED!
  • Giselle – Leanne & Cameron will be his SVA – COMPLETED!
  • James  – Rejane shall be his SVA – COMPLETED!
  • Jamila – Anne PB will be her SVA – COMPLETED!
  • Lewis  – Kelly P. shall be his SVA
  • Lilly – Tanya S. will be her SVA – COMPLETED!
  • Olive – Melody Lachance & Barrhaven & Area Empties will be her SVA
  • Porthos – Amanda Gillon shall be his SVA – COMPLETED!
  • Romeo – Melody Lachance & Barrhaven & Area Empties will be his SVA
  • Rosie – Anne PB will be her SVA – COMPLETED!

Mr. James!

This fine gentleman turns 16 years old in a few months.

Doesn’t he look marvelous!? He has Degenerative myelopathy (DM), arthritis, lipomas, and an HM, and he is now almost completely deaf/blind, yet we could not adore him more!

Granted, he looks plump, yet he is not. His winter coat is in full swing, and he wants to say that this snowstorm that has now commenced – up to 20 cms of snow and 5 mm of ice heading our way – is not a welcome sight!

AND another 20+ of snow coming our way after that right into Saturday.

He has been a fantastic part of our Haven program since May 2022. He gets along with all of the dogs and humans and is still fairly playful. He is such an easy keeper, gets excited for his treats plus food, and absolutely loves our heated floor in the sunroom.

We know that his time with us is limited, and we treasure every day with him…….

 
 
 

I think all is forgiven now! 
 
Back on his favourite folded thick duvet, in his favourite spot by my computer, and humbling me with that adorable, precious look on his face!
 
All is right in his world…mine too! 
 
Almost 15 years old and going strong! 

Someone is NOT happy!
 
BHRR’s James – who turns 15 years young next month was not impressed with me asking him to go outside in the rain.
 
His facial expression and body position are one of a very unhappy camper!!
 
He will not even look at me now & has taken to lying under the bench in the sunroom far away from me.
 
He usually has zero issues going out in the rain….his issues arise when it is NOT his idea or choice! 
 
In offering him a treat, but he would not accept it until I put it down….
 
You are a character Mr. James!
 

Our 4th Annual ‘Won’t You Be My Valentine’ Fundraiser is live!

LAST CALL!

Our Annual ‘Won’t You Be My Valentine’ Fundraiser is live!

Running through until the end of the day tomorrow, February 15!

Please help us give each doggie a special Valentine!

Thank you to everyone that has become a Valentine Angel to date, and to those asking, here is our email transfer address to send the vet bill part of your generous donation: contactbhrr@gmail.com

Please let us know if you would like to be a Secret Valentine!

Thanks in advance for any consideration!

THE ONLINE FACEBOOK FUNDRAISER FOR BHRR IS NOW LIVE!

Over 200 items!

HERE IS THE LINK TO JOIN!

Post from the wonderful organizers!

“Welcome to the online Fundraiser for Birch Haven Rescue and Rehabilitation.
A HUGE thank you to all of the local businesses and individuals who donated to make this auction possible.
100% of the proceeds raised will go to the rescue.
All the donated businesses have been linked in each item, if you are interested in an item, please consider clicking on their Facebook page and Like/Follow them.
Please read through all of the auction guidelines below.
Auction Guidelines:
1) There is a starting bid on all items
2) Please bid in a minimum $1 increment (just to clarify, you can bid any amount as long as it is a minimum $1 increase, it can be $2, $3, $4, $5 etc.)
3) The auction closes Sunday, October 9th, at 8 PM.
4) The winner will be contacted via Messenger with a pickup location, there are pick-up locations in Brockville (North End), Oxford Station, and Kanata.
5) Payment is due immediately following the end of the auction once notification has been received that you are the successful bidder
6) Payment is due via eTransfer to carol_bruck@hotmail.com
No password is required.
Happy Bidding, and thank you for your support!
Please see the album below to bid, thank you for your support and generosity for those currently in the rescue and those to come.”

AND GSPs hang out together too!
 
Our 2.5+-year-old GSP Tango with Mr. James. 
 
Mr. James is trying to stay awake!  He is literally nodding off & my pic is a bit dark as I turned almost all the lights off so he could doze….
 
 

Mr. James(14+ year old GSP) wants to check in to say that he is doing well!
 
He is supervising me while I work on school tonight.
 
He is such an amazing boy! 

BHRR’s James(GSP) was at the Vet today. I made the drive to pick him up on June 17th to bring him into the rescue.
 
He is our newest addition to BHRR, and he is not 13, he is closer to 15 years of age. In 2011, the shelter that had him stated his age as being over age 3.
 
He is the dog whose owners were moving abroad.
 
He weighed a thin 23.1 kgs (50.82 pounds).
 
We did bloodwork and tested for prior tickborne disease plus heartworm exposure. Results were negative.
 
He is going to be dewormed and placed on flea/tick/hw preventative.
 
We also investigated a lump he has on his chest. I was a bit concerned when I noted it upon picking him up, as I want to be sure he receives all of the necessary care and immediately.
 
He is not going to be placed up for adoption.
 
He is going to be placed in our Haven program and cherished for whatever time he has left. We are going to ensure it is a time of quality and that he lacks for nothing…..
 
 
 

They are moving out of the country in June, and do not want to ship him as cargo.
 
We are awaiting the owner’s surrender form to begin making arrangements to bring him to the rescue.
 
Thank you again Melanie & Connor for stepping up to emerge temp foster. Fostering saves lives! We cannot do r/q rescue alone. We need those strong links on our BHRR CHAIN OF SUCCESS. 
 
We will update as we know more, and once we have him, we will post re: needs.
 
Hopefully, soon you handsome boy!

This is James, a 13-year-old neutered German Shorthaired Pointer
 
His owners are moving and do not wish to fly him as cargo and therefore wish to surrender him.
 
What we also know: Unknown with cats, good with people including kids, housebroken, no resource issues, not destructive, does not bark, good in the car, said to be sweet, obedient, has leash manners, happy and healthy.
 
Dog parks are not recommended as he is a senior and leash introductions are best-done off-leash as also being a senior, not ideal.