We have made the decision to move BHRR’s Hollywood to our Haven program and she is going to be perma-fostered by an amazing home! 

She really is not impressed with my efforts for photo taking! 

Yet, look at her amazing muscle tone! 

BHRR’s Miss Hollywood is off with Kinsley & I for her annual.

She is not impressed with me trying to get pictures of her! 


AND if anyone may consider donating a new collar for her; please do let me know. She really could use a new super pretty one…..

Our 11th Annual ‘JUST IN TIME FOR XMAS’ Online Auction now has 109 amazing items up for bids!

We have just added our last wonderful 12 items!

Auction ends TOMORROW – Thursday November 29th @ 9 PM EST!

We have just added more of Kimberly’s incredible homemade vanilla and also Bailey’s fudge, kitchen towels, 3 x gorgeous The Crazy Dog House Key Chains plus a See Sawyer Run Web Master Harness!

Thank you’s extended once more FROM our hearts to Kimberly, Jan & Uta for their lovely donations!

To learn more and to bid on any of the wonderful gems up for grabs, you have to visit the Auction!

**NOTE: PLEASE note the pick up area(s) for any items you may be interested in. NOT all items can be shipped!**

For anyone that may have an item to donate, please do email contactbhrr@gmail.com It is not too late to consider our cause. All monies raised shall go to the emaciated/severely neglected GD BHRR’s Char!

We remain so devastated that we could not save BHRR’s Bane yet are hoping that you may continue to consider supporting our rescue efforts so that we can help BHRR’s Char.



BHRR does not adopt out during the XMAS season due to our position that it is not in the best interest of any new addition being added during such a busy, exciting and somewhat stressful time for many.

Quite a few other Rescues, Shelters, Pounds etc. have also begun to follow a similar protocol to what we have been doing for over 2 decades.

Our XMAS Shut down period for this year is from Thursday December 13th, 2018 to Thursday January 3rd, 2019 inclusive.

Any applications received during this time will be processed/reviewed as of Friday January 4th, 2019!

As always during this time, BHRR is available 24/7 for requests for assistance of animals in need. We shall also network accordingly for, as the local Great Dane/Giant Breed Rescue since 1996, the welfare of the animals are our top priority. We do not wish to see any animal end up in a disreputable place of which sadly there are far too many out there.

Thank you for your continued understanding – The BHRR Team

This December 24th, 2017 picture is of Mason & his Dane, Dynamo(Cookie Dough Dynamo) 

On September 2nd, we received an email from BHRR’s Hollywood’s adoptive home to say:

‘I am sorry to say that I do not believe that I am the owner for Holly. I  have come to realise that I do not have the energy or patience required to bring out the best in a puppy.’

The home went on to say that she did not trust her around her grandchildren. We had made it very clear from the moment this application was received that BHRR’s Holly was not to be set up for failure and be around young children. She was to have extreme little exposure. She is young, very active, extremely affectionate and we also were full of disclosure re: her tendency to want to resource guard at times. 

Throughout, the complete adoption process that included a home-visit, this home had been conversed with in respect to the above.

We also made it very clear that we would not adopt her to a home with young children or a home that would have young children frequently visiting. We were assured many times over that this would not be the case. We stressed that we were aware that they had grandchildren that lived nearby and that we did not wish to have BHRR’s Holly nor any human set up for failure. We continued to be assured that this would not happen.

We emphasised the big need for her to be kept active and mentally plus physically stimulated. We were informed re: their plans for walks, off leash time etc. 

We were full of disclosure re: BHRR’s Holly. We feel seeing a dog end up in rescue one time is one time too many and this breaks our hearts when a dog comes back to us. BHRR has a second to none adoption success rate and this is because we know these dogs inside out and we work to be beyond thorough in our adoption processes. 

Yet, unfortunately, in this case, BHRR’s Holly came back to BHRR on September 4th and this is through NO fault of her own. We must stress this. She did not do anything wrong in the home and we have kept her in our rehab program allowing her to settle back in. When she first arrived back to us, she was doing a bit of growling at The Boerskins plus the dogs. 

However, it did not take much time for her to relax back into our house. We then spent many weeks discussing if we should place her back up for adoption and we do feel hopeful that there is a right matched personality fit home meant for her out there so, she is now back as AVAILABLE FOR ADOPTION!

BHRR’s Miss Hollywood!
ADOPTED!So happy for her and her wonderful new forever loving adoptive family! 

They have been approved Volunteers for many years and we feel honoured that they would consider going through the adoption process to adopt a BHRR dog! 

She has a 9 year old ‘big’ brother Grissom and she really loved running around with him! 

We shall miss her yet she does not need us any longer and the home will ensure that she is properly loved and taken care of! 

She looks so pretty in pink!

Congratulations again!!

I am just getting ready to now make the drive home and wishing all of our friends, family & supporters a wonderful good night!


SHORT Notice:

ISO: A BHRR Approved Volunteer to assist in doing a home-visit with me on Friday July 6th.

Time: 6:00 PM
Location: Russell, Ontario

This is for BHRR’s Hollywood’s possible Approved Adoption.

Please do not post your kind offer here as it may be missed! Please do email gwen@birchhaven.org

Note: if you are a BHRR Approved Adoptive home, you are already a BHRR Volunteer too! 

BHRR’s Miss Hollywood is moving under a PENDING ADOPTION!

We shall update as we can…..

BHRR’s Miss Hollywood
8 Months Old

She is ready to make her own special announcement!

This girl is incredibly happy, social and has the best ‘wiggle butt’ in the world!

She travels great in a car, loves people, has been mostly indifferent to dogs – yet loves BHRR’s Burst & The Bakers Dozen of BHRR’s Juniper!

Her leash manners have come a LONG way and she can still pull in distraction situations.

She is so eager to please, loves to lean right into you or sit on your lap – right Liz? 

She is incredibly beautiful with soul reaching eyes. 

She is tolerant of baths and ear cleanings plus nails.

You cannot push this girl….she has been manhandled in her past and that will cause her to have so much stress. 

Patience, understanding, consistency, clear open communication so she is not confused about expectations is so important!

Structure, obedience and a ton of love are additional ingredients needed to set her up for success!

Her biggest thing is to not feel worried that someone is going to mess with her bowls or anything that she believes is high value – ie some toys. We have worked hard for her to trust us to be able to take away from her the things that we need to – ie at this professional photo shoot there was shredded pieces of material and I had zero issues removing it from her mouth and praised her hugely!

She is fed in her crate and she is relaxed. 

She has learned to share some toys and the communal water bowls yet there are still some days that are a bit of a work in progress yet HUGE HUGE HUGE strides taken.

She is housebroken and crate trained but still as a baby is not ready for full run of the house. 

She loves her ‘humans’ yet so as to not set her up for failure, we do not wish to see her adopted to a home with children under the age of 10. 

I cannot say in words just how happy this stunning girl is. She just packs so much life into her little body! 

She is a big personality and likes her long walks, short hikes and is playful, affectionate and extremely loving.

She can go to a home that works pt, ft, from home, semi-retired, retired etc. for she is another versatile BHRR dog. She is a baby still and has a lot of emotional maturing left to do. She is pretty much full grown in body size – she may grow another 1″, most likely not. She will fill out more yet any right matched personality fit home will ensure that she remains lean and fit. 

Where once she was skittish of things like collar holding or strange places – now she shows interest in them and we encourage her to be curious and explore. 

We do not know how she is around cats. 

We want her to be in a home that is calmly social.

BHRR’s Miss Hollywood – you have been a dream to have with us! 

AND to that right matched personality fit home, they will continue to set you up for success and keep developing upon the strong foundations we have put in place…she is comfortable, she has confidence she has learned that her own company is ok and to self-soothe. She has learned that she will not be forced, bullied or man handled.

BHRR’s Miss Hollywood, you have realised that you are not a wallflower and your strength of personality is amazing!

Thank you again Liz for the wonderful photo’s!

BHRR’s Miss Hollywood
June 26th, 2018

This is her waiting for her professional photo shoot!

SHE shall have her special announcement to make later today….stay tuned! 

So today this gorgeous happy creature and I are off taking a tour of the city and to do her professional photo shoot! ?

Miss Hollywood! 

Within the week – as soon as her professional photo’s come back – she will be making her own special announcement! 

What a doll of an 8+ month old puppy she is! She just needed someone to set her up for success and learn that we were not going to torment or tease her with her food, water or toys and the moment she realised that, she completely relaxed, all tension left her body and what a WOW puppy! There is absolutely zero reason why anyone should man handle or stress out a dog in situations that clearly they are not comfortable with. 

She is full of so much life and personality!



Another pic of this brindle beauty!

Miss Hollywood was at KAH tonight and we went strolling and did a walk-about too!

She weighed 30.4 kgs(66.88 pounds).

For a dog that we were informed was terrified of men, she does back flips to love on them and loves women – only slightly less than men and teenagers too!  She is totally enamoured with people! So excited to greet and love on them.

She has proven excellent with all the dogs to date – mostly indifferent yet has chosen BHRR’s Burst as her play pal and plays rough, so we are working on being more gentle. She is a ball of sheer vibrating love of life!

We did bloodwork and a thorough exam while she was here and she did fantastic. Her leash manners are a big work in process yet she would sit and lay down and stay when I asked and overall I am giving her an ‘A’ for being such a great girl when we were out.

She travels great in the car and Miss Social she is.

She needs a lot of work still on her obedience and manners and she is not yet fully housebroken yet these things shall come. She has only been with us since May 26th and incredible progress made.

She is happy, a big wiggle butt and she is slowly learning about sharing too. 

We may DNA this girl for she is very BoxerX – just for fun and sheer curiousity for what her papers say is not what she resembles, at least not as a single bred dog. As always, does not matter….she will be adored for who she is, not what she is. 


Got her! On my way home now!

Wee pretty thing! 

Thank to SO many for making this transport happen!! 

The face that I saw upon her arrival to KAH!

Picture credit to Christine T., one of her Transport Angels

Two more transport angel photo’s!

AND Miss Hollywood is on her way – She has been travelling since early this AM.

I have been told that she is travelling very well and in about one hour, I should have her in my own hands.

I look forward to meeting her, having her settle in and being able to properly assess/evaluate her and work on her training, social and resourcing needs and/or whatever else we learn/she needs when the honeymoon period ends!

My remaining Bakers Dozen will do so much in guiding and teaching her also!

Thank you again Annie for asking us to assist her….. 

The beautiful photo credits are to the Transport Angels that are helping to get her closer to me! 

BIRTHDAY: October 6th, 2017

BHRR’s Hollywood
The next in need of us!

She is a 7 month old CC. Surrendered as snapped at an adult over food – no contact made. The pound has found her to be uneasy when tested yet no snapping etc. noted.

She is undersocialised, resources and has territorial tendencies plus is shy.