BHRR's Kringle has a GD and a Cat plus pot belly piggies for his additional animal family members! 🙂

March 28th, 2013

BHRR's Kringle is moving under PENDING ADOPTION!

We will update his blog as we can.

Barking Bone Designs – Custom Pet Art has been so generous and kind and will donate up to February 17th, 2013$5.00 of the sales of every personalized accessory, key chain or necklace!

PLEASE make sure that you mention Birch Haven Rescue and Rehabilitation Services(BHRR) when you order!

Colours and sayings can be changed easily!

S&H is ONLY $2 in Canada for one item and $3 for two!

BHRR has some new urgent animal medical cases in the pipe….the funds raised will deeply assist!

EMAIL for more information and to have Sarah answer any questions you may have!!!

THANK YOU Sarah!!!!



He last 'test' was the Pet Valu Community Education & Awareness event that he attended as a great ambassador to BHRR and to his breed on Saturday January 12th, 2013 at Pet Valu in Stittesville!

WHAT a real ham and great with all people and dogs!!! There was only one dog a Doberman male that he was not comfortable around and that was completely fine. I had asked the Owner whether the dog was intact and they said no and that he was not recently neutered and they said he was a rescue and neutered and every time he walked by BHRR's Kringle, BHRR's Kringle would do some barking. He was not yanking and pulling and lunging yet, he was not comfortable. He was positively re-directed and all was back to normal in his world.

We were talking about how some of the staff owned pot belly pigs and one of our approved foster homes came in and they also own a pot belly pig and within seconds, guess what walked through the door??? A pot belly pig! COULD not believe it! Now, BHRR's Cherry(who also attended this event was amazing with the pig and made herself as small as she could be to convince the pig to play with her) BUT, BHRR's Kringle was very interested and excited by the pig and so, we let him keep his distance and enjoy the pig from afar. Just seemed that letting him 'splat' the pot belly pig to play would not be in the best interest of all involved! 😉

He had a great day, took more hearts and developed many more fans! LOL

He can go to a home with cats, others dogs, kids, a home that works pt, ft, from home, semi-retired, retired etc. He is yet another very versatile dog! 🙂

He just showed all how amazing his obedience has now become since he arrived to BHRR and under Gwennie's Doggie Boot Camp! 🙂

He has proven 100% trustworthy in our home and other than still needing to put on much needed weight – I like to see another 20 pounds or so and he is going to continue to fill out as he matures, he is not in a critical emaciated state and is just a bit skinny and that will come.

Below are some photos from his amazing day at Pet Valu!

*photo collage courtesy of Maggie Bird

January 12th, 2013 – BHRR's Kringle
*photos courtesy of Pet Valu Stittesville

Anna Gray-Henschel is going to be selling her famous homemade 'TREATS' that includes BHRR's Journey Heart Biscuits to help raise funds for Genesis Dog Rescue and also for BHRR. Her Danelets shall have their own delightful selection and there shall also be a variety named after BHRR's Kyo.

Please visit her PAGE to see all the wonderful yummy details and to express your truest heartfelt thanks and appreciation to her in hosting this Fundraiser.

Purchase for your doggies, family and friends' doggies, for your favorite r/q Rescues etc. 🙂

From my own home and on behalf of all the doggies again in need of BHRR, THANK you Anna! I sound like a broken record yet, it is true! What a gem you are!

The Gift Certificates are good for up to one year from purchase!

DEADLINE is February 8th, 2013 to get in your orders so that they can be received by Valentine's Day! 🙂

BHRR's Kringle – January 5th, 2013

ON a play date today after his Vet visit with some amazing BHRR Volunteers! 🙂 He went to Global and Coco Mutts and he CHARMED all!


UPDATE: BHRR's Kringle weighed 121.44 pounds (55.2 KGS) – THIS means he has put on almost 22 pounds since he first arrived to BHRR so emaciated!, charmed ALL he met and even had a bit of a playdate today with two fabu people! I handed him off to four people throughout the day and his manners MADE me proud! GONE is the pulling, yanking bulldozer gooberhead! He is sitting and laying down on command, walking and minding his p's & q's beautifully AND we did a HWT, full detailed final exam and chipped him today too. I did give him his boosters as well.

He still needs another 15-20 pounds as he is still growing being young and having also come in emaciated, yet, that shall come on in time and so……… week, he shall have some great news to share!

ALL I can say about this boy is WOW! WOW! WOW! Great with people of all ages and sizes and all dogs(now, if a dog is small and is quite spastic in their zooming, he can get excited and needs to be told – 'gentle, no splatting!'), and cats and loves the car and sigh………WHAT a bomb proof dog he is fast becoming.

He is 100% trustwothy in the house and can go to a home that works pt, ft, semi-retired, works from home pt or ft or is retired etc. HE is just one of those amazing versatile dogs…again! 🙂

I received so many wonderful compliments about him about how he is so well mannered and calm and attentive. YOU make me proud BHRR's Kringle! 😉

Kanata Animal Hospital (613) 836-2848 and they will take Visa, M/C and AMEX over the phone under the account of 'Birch Haven Rescue' for 'Kringle'. They will take Debit or Cash in person at 440 Hazeldean Road in Kanata, Ontario

You can also mail donations via a Bank Draft to:

Birch Haven Rescue & Rehabilitation Services
C/O Gwendilin Boers
2425 Totem Ranch Road West
RR#1 Oxford Station, Ontario
K0G 1T0

OR email transfer to

OR via PayPal(please use the 'gift' option)

BHRR's Kris Kringle's KARING Angels ; $156 donated to date & Bills $779.09
Fiona's Mummy & Gma
From K3 to the blessed new arrival BHRR's Kris Kringle

BHRR's Kris Kringle on his playdate today after his Vet Vist
*Photos courtesy of L. Benson


UPDATE Wednesday December 19th, 2012:

THEY HAVE RESTARTED THE FOOD VOTING CONTEST from scratch AND it began Tuesday December 18th, 2012 @ NOON AND shall END Thursday December 20th @ NOON!

PLEASE CONSIDER VOTING! You do not need to enter your email address or register, just one click of a button! AND please consider sharing. WE are in FIRST place by only TEN VOTES!




BHRR could use your DAILY Vote, yes, DAILY Vote up until Sunday December 16th before midnight to help us win some dog foodfor the BHRR animals.


As many know, BHRR goes through 120 pounds of dog food in ONE single day. YOUR DAILY vote for Birch Haven Rescue once a day until Sunday just before midnight, could help us win some food for the dogs. SO, please do consider voting and do remember to come back daily to vote!!!!

The incredible folks at La Maison Du Chien have kindly offered to donate $1100 worth of pet food to a deserving area rescue!

BHRR is currently in FIRST place by ONLY ONE VOTE…….AND as always, we would share with any other r/q groups in need……ALWAYS! We believe in working together to help as many animals as possible!

We do not have a regular food sponsor for donations of food and the cost of food per month can be over $4,000.

Thank you in advance for any consideration………

UPDATE Wednesday December 12th, 2012:

There seems to be a voting 'glitch' and some can and others cannot vote more than once YET, please do keep trying to vote DAILY and do share as BHRR could really really really use your assistance!

UPDATE: Friday December 14th, 2012:

You need to clear your cache/cookies on your iPhone(go to "Settings", then "Safari", then 'Clear Cookies/Cache' to be able to vote again daily AND you need to clear your cache on whatever browser you are using on your home or work computers to be able to vote again daily.

BHRR has slipped to SECOND place and this contest end Sunday just before Midnight! Please vote and share! 🙂

UPDATE Sunday December 16th, 2012:


As many are aware from the public blanket statement posts I was making, as soon as I understood what was able to really occur with the voting in the food contest, I contacted MDB. This was not resulting in a fair contest to all r/q Rescues involved.

We have been in conversation for the last few days re: this contest and per the positioning of BHRR, we will only wish to operate with continued integrity plus honesty and no food is worth any compromising of that.

Either we all are able to vote once a day, only ever once, or multiple times daily. What was happening was not equal or fair to all involved. BHRR and it was so important that MDB be made aware of what was happening.

I am aware that they did a reset a couple of days ago to try and have people being able to only vote once every 24 hours and some could and others still could not vote again.

We have continued to support MDB in any successful resolution they felt was necessary and per their public post today, they have decided to do a reset from scratch – starting over.

I thank EACH of our supporters and believers that have campaigned so hard to assist the animals of BHRR and in sharing! 🙂 No words can tell you how much this has meant to BHRR for we do go through 120 POUNDS of dog food PER DAY.

AND good luck to all participating for round two!

BHRR's Kringle came with us to the charity animal XMAS photo shoot on Sunday December 9th at Pet Valu Innes & Belcourt.

Yes, this was only two days after arrival to BHRR, yet, let me tell you……once he puts on that weight(we also need to do bw for HWT etc.) and graduates from Gwennie's DOG BOOT Camp, he is going to be bomb proof! OMG! He is divine!!!

AND we now know he is good with cats FOR there were two free roaming ones at Pet Valu and he could have cared less. 🙂

Here are some photos taken by Chuck Desjardins Photography of him! They captue him PERFECTLY! 🙂

BHRR's Kringle – December 9th, 2012

BHRR's Kringle(Kris Kringle) in my truck just after I got him and was ready to head home!
December 7th, 2012!


I cannot say enough about how WOW this boy is! JUST WOW! WOW! WOW! Almost fully integrated with the dogs and having a blast! This boy used to live in an apartment and boy! DOES he ever have a lot of living and exploring to do at BHRR!

He really is going to truly as I said enrapture a nation and beyond! LOVE LOVE LOVE HIM! Such a pleasure and a delight and of course, NO manners! LOL

He pulls, mouths, yanks, jumps and bull dozes his way through everything and I am loving every minute! It will come…they all learn….

Such a joly fellow indeed and he needs a good 20+ pounds and I would give him a body score of 3.5/4 out of 10. Such a happy boy despite that!!! KAH weighed him today and he was 50.7 KGs(111.54 pounds).

Thank you to the saving angels that met me today and for the stunning collar given to him plus the leash! 🙂

Kanata Animal Hospital (613) 836-2848 and they will take Visa, M/C and AMEX over the phone under the account of 'Birch Haven Rescue' for 'Kringle'. They will take Debit or Cash in person at 440 Hazeldean Road in Kanata, Ontario

You can also mail donations via a Bank Draft to:

Birch Haven Rescue & Rehabilitation Services
C/O Gwendilin Boers
2425 Totem Ranch Road West
RR#1 Oxford Station, Ontario
K0G 1T0

OR email transfer to

OR via PayPal(please use the 'gift' option)

BHRR's Kris Kringle's KARING Angels  $45 donated to date & Bills $213.39
Fiona's Mummy & Gma

BHRR's Mr. Kris Kringle! – December 7th, 2012

BHRR's 5th ANNUAL "JUST IN TIME FOR XMAS" Online Auction is ON NOW UNTIL Thursday December 6th @ 9:00 PM EST!

We currently have 122 very exciting items up for grabs! MORE being added throughout the last day of this auction! 🙂

All monies raised shall go to the care of animals in need of BHRR and also assist the two new Saint Bernards headed our way!

BHRR does not adopt out during the XMAS season due to our position that it is not in the best interest of a new addition being added during such a busy, exciting and somewhat stressful time for many. Our XMAS Shutdown period for this year is from Saturday December 15th, 2012 to Monday January 7th, 2013 inclusive.

BHRR's Kringle:

15-18 month old male rough coat Saint Bernard – Owners moving back to China and surrendered to a shelter
*weight about 100 pounds, great with other dogs, calm, does mark(being neutered), told he is 'AMAZING', fully vaccinated.

ETA coming to BHRR December 7th, 2012

Here is a VIDEO of him! We are going to call him BHRR's Kringle as he is just going to be arriving before XMAS! 🙂 AND he seems to be a jolly nice fellow indeed! 🙂

Once he is here, I shall post what he needs, yet a collar and leash for sure, doggie bed and lot of welcoming to BHRR wishes! It has been awhile since we brought in a Saint – there was a period of time ALL we were doing is bringing in Saints and cannot wait to meet him. 🙂

BHRR's Kringle