AVAILABLE FOR ADOPTION!
BHRR’s Asante is AVAILABLE FOR ADOPTION!
Health Status: HEALTHY!
Age: 9 months – Born: June 13th, 2022
Weight: 45.4 Kg – 99.88 pounds (March 2023). We want to keep her lean/muscled and fit. She had become chubby at one point, which was not in her best interest.
Type of Home Ideal For Miss Asante: She is such a versatile girl – she is playful, gentle, loves her friends, walks, is calm, and is quite chill overall. She is not a high-maintenance personality dog. She interacts well with people/dogs she meets, and we hope for a quiet, socially low-active level home. A residence that, while visiting family plus friends and having people over, does not host frequent BBQs or gatherings of large groups. We do not want to see her in a home with a high level of travel, with other people taking care of her. She is loyal and loves her people, and we want her to be part of the family if they go camping, go to the cottage, or do other fun travels. She is social and needs a home that is like her. One that shall not overwhelm her. She would adore cottage life or hang out at home with her family. Visiting friends, family, pet stores, and pet-friendly places is excellent too. We want a quietly active home for Miss. Asante. She is intelligent, healthy, and such a precious girl!
She MUST go to a home that will continue to work on exposing her to new, fun, and beautiful things in the world. Time plus and effort has gone into having her be comfortable in her skin, to not only like yet love her own company. We are not advocates of dog parks. Many private properties rent out space for acreage rentals so that she can enjoy a controlled environment to run and zoom in.
We want her to look forward to the next adventures plus experiences. She needs a home that will give her new positive and great safe, memorable experiences. If you are a home that likes to take infrequent walks/hikes/strolls, Mr. Asante is not for you…she is a healthy dog and needs to be kept emotionally and physically stimulated. She would make a great companion to get out into nature, explore and even enjoy the beach and having other exciting adventures! She is also a great companion when watching movies or curling up with a good book.
A home that understands and shall continue to help her learn about this big fantastic world that we live in. We want her to live a quality-filled, enriched life. She is being fostered in a lovely home in the Ottawa area yet can equally live comfortably in the city or country.
We want her to be happy and to live her best life every day. We want her to reach her full incredible potential!
She is another versatile BHRR dog! She can be in a home that works ft; pt works from home, is semi-retired or retired, etc. She will ONLY go to a home prepared to ensure she receives the balance she requires with proper exercise, socialisation, etc.
She does not need to go to a dog, or even a Newf or Pyr experienced home. The home must be committed to her obedience, structure, and consistency, and to be patient, kind, and understanding, and while not hermits, they are not doing a hundred things each day or weekly, or monthly. We want her to be treated as a beloved member in a right-matched forever-loving home. We want her to be an invaluable member of her forever-loving adoptive home!
She has been taught to share and that no human or dog will take her high-value food. She is fed in a quiet place and knows that she will be fed enough food on time and that no one will take her food away.
She loves home and her friends.
Personality/Temperament: Super loving, affectionate, calm, happy sweet; she loves to get outside to romp and run and is a delightful, playful pup! She needs to be emotionally/physically properly stimulated, social, active, gentle, plus kind. She thrives with consistency, structure, routine, and clear open communication to understand precisely what is expected of her.
Previous Dog Experience: Previous Dog experience is not required per the above, yet a home that is going to be committed to her wellbeing and make the small adjustments required as she is still a puppy, still learning, and still mentally plus physically growing. She sleeps well, and while ideally like to see her in a home with at least one right-matched personality-fit dog – it is not mandatory. She needs a strong doggie friend network in the community though. That is so important. We have friends; she needs friends too. She has enjoyed meeting new canine friends.
Good With Cats: She has been completely fine with the cats she has interacted with at the events at PV. One of the cats is loose in the store. Integration is key!
Good with Pocket Pets: Unknown
Good with Children: We feel that any right-matched personality fit home for Miss Asante, should they have children, that said children – no more than two in the house, should be over the age of 8. So, we will consider homes that have children for Miss Asante.
Grooming: She needs regular grooming to keep her coat healthy and look her best. Regular grooming includes nails and ears. We have also had her professionally groomed during her time in rescue.
Car: She travels well in the car.
Housebroken/crate Trained: She is housebroken and crate trained. We never recommend giving any new addition too much freedom to start. It can be very overwhelming plus too stimulating for them.
Obedience: She requires a home that will be consistent and dedicated to continuing to help her become the best dog that she can be. Her potential is enormous! As per our adoption contract, a full round of group obedience is required with all of our dogs. This is not about having a dog that ‘listens.’ This is about creating a strong and mutually respectful bonding relationship. Trust and respect work both ways.
Activities Suited For Her: She would excel in therapy work. She is a doll. Great companion at home, a great companion for camping, cottaging, small hikes, and exploring new things!
Loves & Bad Habits: Like any dog, she is not perfect. She is perfect in all of her imperfections, though! NOT to mention gorgeous. She still shows some reluctance going into the Vet Hospital. We strongly recommend that her right matched personality fit home for them to take trips to the Vet just to visit. Get treats, and some loving without any examinations, pokes or prods!
She is an awesome dog! So low maintenance! She is accepting and tolerant of so much!
Anxieties/Worries: It is integral that the right-matched personality fit home does not spend 24/7 with her. During this pandemic and even before it, we still need groceries; we should still go out and do errands; we should still get in our cars and go for a small drive to go somewhere to do something! Time has been spent having her learn to not only like yet enjoy her own company. As we need our alone time, she must do too. She is a solid and stable dog, and we do not want any SA behaviours to develop.
As we have stated for over 27 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 can be adopted and safe haven all others that cannot be placed up for adoption due to medical and/or behavioural reasons.
We do not take in hundreds of dogs yearly; we only took in 18 dogs in 2022 as it is about helping the next in need of us, giving them top-quality care, and not about taking in numbers. In 2023, we have ONLY taken in 1 dog to date.
After 27+ years, we know that we cannot please everyone, which means that BHRR is not the rescue to be followed, supported, and 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, providing and beyond care to the animals.
Our mandates have never changed and 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 – 100% for over ten years of operating, and now 99% as we go through year 27, and we are excited as we go through this slow transition for BHRR!
You have come so far, Miss. Asante, and we are delighted you are making your special announcement!
Miss Asante was at Eagleson Veterinary Clinic today for a consult for her bilateral cherry eyes.
We shall update as we can!
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!
‘Asante’ – is also an African name meaning “thank you”
I know that this wee sweetheart shall also be thankful to be able to live the life she always deserved!