Secret Santa 2023

2024 marks our 22nd annual BHRR Secret Santa to the BHRR Animals! So many other groups out there are now implementing in their own organizations; a similar SS event enabling many deserving animals to be given a very special and spoiling XMAS! We are thrilled to see this unique idea of BHRR’s expanding to encompass others in need.

As many know, each year; we do our best to ensure that every animal in our BHRR program receives a Secret Santa gift, and if anyone wishes to be a 2023 Secret Santa to the animals in our program, it would be deeply appreciated!!!

We have BHRR’s Olive, Jamila, Leah, Knox, Maybelle Cutie, Albar, Fred, Romeo, James, Aramis, Chrissy, Porthos, Athos, Rosie, Lilly, Giselle, Caramel, Lewis, Ernie,  & Brooklyn, would really appreciate any ‘Secret’ Santa friends.

20 more dog in need of a SS of their very own!

Please EMAIL if you are interested in helping to give a dog a very special XMAS! Many of these dogs have never had a day of love until BHRR.

We try to make their XMAS just as special and spoil them as we can, and any assistance from any extra Secret Santa’s out there; would be so wonderful. You can contact Gwen for details if you would like to participate and to set up a mutually convenient date for drop-off at her work in Kanata.

Some mail and others drop-off in our donation shed in Oxford Station at the road, across from the mailbox.

Many others do take the opportunity to try and attend our Annual December ‘CHAIN OF SUCCESS Potluck in December; to visit with us, well, ok, more like the animals at BHRR 😉 and to drop off their gifts at that time.

SS Item Ideas:
Dinosaur and Giant Smoked Knuckle Bones – Not the chemical coated ones, Good & Bad Cuzes, Giant-Size KONG toys, Benny Bully Treats, Zuke’s Natural Mini Treats – Salmon or Rabbit, XL Costco Dog Beds, Packing Blankets or Kuranda Beds, XXL Cool Coats from aah.paws, Comforters/Duvets(any size), Martingale Collars from Wiggle Bumz, Sleeping Bags, Giant-Size Rope Toys, Giant-Sized Tire Toys, Giant-Sized KONG Toys, Fish Based Dog Food(FROMM, Wellness, Solid Gold, Natural Balance, Acana), $$$ towards Vet Bills, etc.

SS Items Ideas for BHRR:
Pinesol, Lysol Wipes, Liquid Fabric Softener, Garbage Bags – all sizes, Paper Towels, Laundry Detergent, Dog Shampoo from PetSmart – Top Paw Oatmeal Baking Soda Shampoo with Aloe, Laundry Baskets(Great for storing toys & dog coats!), $$$ to pay down Vet Bills

For those that are interested and have not participated in the past in the BHRR SS, people tend to handle it one of four ways:
1) they either pick one or two animals in our program(s) and do a special SS package(s) or stocking(s) for them of items OR
2) some people put together a small box or parcel or Rubbermaid full of all sorts of items of toys, treats, dog beds etc. for all the animals to share OR
3) they send Gift Cards OR
4) they paypal(please send as a ‘friend & family’ option, or we are dinged PayPal fees) or email transfer funds to for BHRR to purchase items.

Thanks SO in advance for the consideration to help us ensure that all the animals receive a most wonderful XMAS to remember! For many of these dogs, this shall be their very first loving caring XMAS. 

Gwen & Sean

2024 SS Angels:


IF YOU HAVE OFFERED to be a SS and you do not see your name above, please do EMAIL. ALL omissions are entirely accidental. SORRY! 🙁