Stay Tuned!
Miss Asante (9 months old) shall be making her special announcement shortly.
Newf/Great PyrX
This is one of the pictures from her wonderful professional photo shoot – on March 16th with Liz!

This stunning girl will have her professional photos done tomorrow with Liz.
Thank you again, Liz, for all you do for the community!!
Once, they are received, Miss Asante (Newf/PyrX) shall be ready to make her special announcement.
As with so many BHRR doggies, she has been quite popular – what is not to love? – and as with all of our dogs, only a right-matched personality home will be approved. 
Thank you’s being sent to her wonderful foster home for sharing this great photo of her.
You have come far BHRR’s Asante, and we are incredibly proud of you.



1. Our 4th Annual ‘Driveway Nail Trims/Ear Cleanings’ – we are also doing Anal Glands – COMING TO A DRIVE-WAY NEAR YOU SOON!
*If you would like to host us in 2023 – please do EMAIL us!
*we just need your driveway!
*we will have some merchandise for sale, collecting Empties plus Canadian Tire $
*self-distancing is easy to do
*we take cash, debit, cash

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

Miss Asante has her two-week post-op checkup today at 5 PM at EVC.
This picture was sent to us 1-week post-op by her foster family.
Gwen has also asked for more Dermaaxx as the radiologist, plus her expert vet team has determined that she has a growing condition, which is most likely Pano. She is on strict exercise not just because of her healing eyes yet for her body.
She has responded well to the Dermaxx, and Gwen would like the foster to have more on hand.
We are also very curious re: her weight as, at one point, she had been a bit chubby. Her caring foster home has been super diligent plus dedicated to her well-being, and we cannot thank them enough for all that they have done and are doing for Miss Asante.
Should Miss Asante get the thumbs up today after her recheck, we will be working on her professional photo shoot, and from there, she will be ready to make her own special announcement!

Miss Asante had her bilateral cherry eye surgery today.
Last Saturday, she weighed 40 kgs. Not sure of her weight today – as I could not get to work – and her foster home is working on seeing her lose a few pounds, as she was chubby last weekend. 
***We are still $800 short; any consideration would be so appreciated!!!***
The surgery went well, they were finished around 12:40 pm, and she stayed to recover.
I asked for a second cone as we have to make sure any risks to her eyes are minimal to nonexistent. If one cone breaks, her foster family will have a backup and if they do not use it, we will have it for another BHRR doggie.
The failure rate is high with cherry eyes and she is a Newf, a giant breed, still a puppy, and had surgery that failed on one eye already.
We will do all we can to ensure the success rate is there….
So many to thank for coming together with donations, fundraising, empties, and support! 
Any donations to help us with her bills can be made via PayPal to or via email transfer to

Sorry for the lack of posts. We have had some urgent vet visits for some of the dogs, and Miss Asante is just one of them for this week.
I had sent an email to her fosters regarding her upcoming bilateral cherry eye surgery on the 26th and was informed that she has been doing some intermittent limping over the past week.
This could be a minor or a major thing so we got her into EVC this AM.
X-rays were done, and at first look, the vet thought she might have a fractured anconeal process on the one elbow. So X-rays were then taken of the other elbow and they both look similar. This should have been fused by her age – and have not – and so the x-rays have now been paid to be sent off to the radiologist for their own expert opinion.
In the meantime, she has been placed on NSAIDS – Deramaxx to see if they may help.
We will update as we can.

Thank you to Pet Valu Brockville for hosting us today!
Wishing Kevin, the feline an amazing 7th Birthday again & for sharing his special day with us!
Thank you to Richard, Carol & Katherine for the vegan chili, the baked goodies, the buns, spoons etc., all of their organisational assistance, and for being so awesome!
Thank you to Tanya  – the foster mama, for bringing BHRR’s Asante to this event so that people could meet firsthand who they are supporting! Thank you also for the incredible baking!
Thank you to each and every kind soul that came out in support, spent some time talking to us, loving on our Miss Asante, and helping us to get closer to our goal of having her bilateral cherry eye surgery!
Today, a heartwarming $780.30 was raised for Miss Asante, our five-month-old NewfX. 
We only need just over $2,500 more to repair her eyes!!! Getting there.
Please consider saving your Empties this holiday season to help us raise what we still need. 

Miss Asante was at Eagleson Veterinary Clinic today for a consult for her bilateral cherry eyes.

We shall update as we can!

AND Miss Asante was also at the Vet today!
She is our Newfx puppy(with Pyr). Born: June 13th, 2022.
She weighed 30.6 kgs(67.32 pounds). Her last weight on October 18th was 21.9 kgs(48.18 pounds). She was extremely skinny at that appointment.
Now, she looks good and is just starting to become a bit overweight. So, we will monitor closely.
We had more eye lube dispensed, two more months of Nexgard, she received her boosters AND had her eyes looked at once again.
It is now time for her to be professionally groomed! We will have that scheduled shortly. We want all of our dogs to look plus feel their best!
I will be in conversation with the surgeon tomorrow in re: to her bilateral cherry eyes. We still have close to $5,000 to raise for the one estimate that we were given.
She may need to have a consult with the surgeon before proceeding, and that may change the estimate.
This is a surgery that has a high risk of failure. She already had one eye done by the shelter – her right – and that failed fast.
Being a giant breed puppy, a Newf too, and that the ‘newer’ approach to surgically addressing bilateral cherry eye all brings the probability of failure to a high level. We know this going in, and have had to address this more than once, with many a Giant since our inception. So, one thing that we can do/control is to do this surgery(ies) when she is a bit older.
Miss Asante shall be at our December 3rd Bake & Chili sale at Pet Valu Brockville! If you would like to donate any baked goodies or have items that we could sell at our table – please do email
Thank you to her wonderful foster home for making sure she got to her Vet appointment today and offering to be her special Secret Santa!

Though I am feeling bummed about missing Halloween, I am grateful to Miss Asante’s lovely foster home for sending pictures of her as an adorable ‘disco Halloween helper!’ 
Happy Halloween to all, and please keep your pets and children, plus yourselves, safe!

Miss Asante has now been safely handed off to her lovely fosters.
Thanks for meeting up with me partway!
I will see her on Tuesday at her vet apt., and now that we have her, we can start moving on her rehabilitation to health and new eyes!
Super sweet, super stinky, yet super sweet!

I got her and am now on my way to meet up with her foster family.
Not the best pics! Sorry!

Miss Asante is still travelling great!
She is travelling with cats & kittens and 6 other dogs on this transport. Lots of tandem driving going on as each leg is done.
I am being told her hair is like ‘velvet’. 
A massive hit with all!
She is so tiny in this pic!! We got you, sweet baby…soon, I will meet you soon!

Miss Asante began her journey early this AM & I will be meeting the transport in a few hours, then will drive to meet up with her temp foster.
The thing I do not have right now – I am recycling collars/leash/harness so she is ok on that for now, and I thought I could snag the brand new bed I had bought(not yet used) for one of my own dogs – an XL Costco dog bed.
Appears that the bed has been pulled down and loved – from the faint mud/dust pawprints evidence! 
If anyone may consider being a bed angel for her, please let me know!
She has her first vet appointment with us on Tuesday. We will get those eyes repaired ASAP. The shelter had done the right eye, yet it failed. Very common with the ‘new’ technique, especially with Danes and Newfs.
When she is ready and settled in a bit, too, we will have a professional groom done for we want all of our dogs looking and feeling their best.
I have been told she is ‘super sweet and very, very, very easygoing.’
From these pics, I see single-bred Newf, yet we will see what the intake paperwork says, etc.
It does not matter to us!

When it rains, it pours.
We had worked to schedule the home visit for BHRR’s Titan’s possible approved adoption and finally got a date booked, and today, I am notified by his foster home that he has blood in his urine.
Poor boy…..
When we first rescued him at the beginning of July, he had severe untreated urinary issues. He was placed on both Zeniquin and Clavaseptin.
So, everything is now on hold as we address this concern.
Sean/I are going to stop checking emails and texts and picking up the phone……just when you think you are going to get ahead of the rescue vet bills. 
Yet, we will continue to ensure that he and all of our dogs get everything they need and go up and beyond. 
On a side note, we are getting one step closer to having BHRR’s Asante arrive. I also have her first Vet appointment booked for Tuesday at 3 PM.

3-month-old female Newf/Pyr pup in need.
The shelter did cherry eye surgery on one eye – it failed – and now the other eye also needs to be done. The picture was before the first eye surgery failed.

She is only three months old.

We are calling her ‘Asante’ – Swahili for ‘Thankful/Grateful’ as that is how we feel towards so many that have come together to enable us to help her – From the Shelter reaching out, to the Volunteers stepping up to foster her, to the Vet Team that will be on hand to help us get her healthy and to the strong BHRR village that will surround her with support/kindness!

I know that this wee sweetheart shall also be thankful to be able to live the life she always deserved!