Help "Valentine" - Brazilian Dane Baby To Canadian

For: Birch Haven Rescue & Rehabilitation Services
Oxford Station, ON, Canada
Organizer: Gwen Boers
Help "Valentine" - Brazilian Dane Baby To Canadian (Birch Haven Rescue & Rehabilitation Services)
of $7,000 goal
12% Complete
Raised by 17 donors

The Story

February 28th, 2018

We are Birch Haven Rescue & Rehabilitation Services(BHRR) located in Eastern Ontario, Canada. We are a federally registered Great Dane/Giant Breed Rescue that has been operating since 1996. We focus strongly on the special needs and provide a safe Haven for those dogs that are deemed unadoptable due to medical and/or behavioural reasons. 

The purpose of this page is for supporters of the Brazil to Canada - Dane Angel Network to come together to help rescue/save another special needs Dane puppy. 

This sweet girl came on our radar February 14th and we are now in a position to mobilize to assist her!

We would like to call her 'Valentine' or 'Cupid'. She is ~5 months of age, a female Harle GD. 

She comes from a horrific situation and she will require surgery on her hind end. She is also visually impaired. 

This is second biggest rescue effort to date and we need your support to make a miracle happen for this deserving puppy!

She is currently residing with an *independent* rescuer in Brazil and her chance of a quality filled future is slim. 

We will need to move her to a Vet Clinic to be boarded until we can organize all of her Vetting prior to transport such as Vaccines, De-worming - more than once, Fecals - more than once, Heartworm Preventative - monthly, Flea/Tick Preventative and she will need to have pre-operative blood-work in order for her to be spayed prior to transport. We will also need to test her for Distemper and make sure she is free from screwworm. 

We will need to pay for food, toys, blankets and other comforts too.

Boarding is $30/Day. She will need to be boarded for at least one month. 

AND we will need to figure out her crates size, Health Certificates that includes an International one and all Custom plus other legal paperwork required. 

Our strong position is that dogs do not know countries or borders. A dog in need is a dog in need and these are the next in need of our specialised programs. This is why we were founded in 1996.

We will be working with a local Pet Transport Company as we want to ensure that everything is done by experts to ensure her safe passage from Brazil to Canada. 

We know this shall be a costly rescue mission and our goal is to have her here within 6-8 weeks after we meet all vetting and paperwork requirements. So we have a tight deadline!

This You Caring Page is for angels to come together in support with  fundraising to help this sweet baby - we are told that she is really uber sweet! - that is deep in need of the BHRR Village to come together to surround her with kindness & helping hands.

For her to have any quality filled life - most dogs, not all - in Brazil are also kept outside, she will need a Haven such as Birch Haven Rescue & Rehabilitation Services(BHRR) that can help her live to their full potential of happy quality filled lives! We will ensure that all of her medical, emotional and comfort needs/wants are committed to for her life!

Donations can also be made via email transfer too! [email protected]

Donations can also be made via PayPal too! [email protected]

Please also consider donating your Empties! 

Please help us help her.....with sincerest gratitude and humble thanks, please work with us to get them to Canada. 

Fundraiser Updates

Posted on March 13, 2018


Posted on March 13, 2018

Some things are just meant to be challenging I guess!
Today we learned that her birthdate is ~October 5th, 2017 and that she weighs 70.2 pounds(36 kg).
We are still waiting re: her height and figuring out vaccines and other proactive/preventative vetting schedule FOR we found out today that she has KC and cannot be boarded at the Vet Hospital. 😞
The Vet has said that she has an 'inverted knee' and this is why she will need surgery. We also believe that she is visually impaired in the left eye.
This is a picture of her and a 'puppy' friend prior to Miss Valentine being picked up.
*we are rolling up sleeves and refusing to be beaten down!* 😉
Her YouCaring Page:
Donations can also be made via email transfer to [email protected]
via PayPal to
We are a long way off from what we need for her and working on a flash auction item to help raise funds.

Posted on March 12, 2018


Posted on March 12, 2018


March 12th, 2018

On the 5 month old beautiful female Harl puppy we were contacted to assist in Brazil. We are calling her BHRR’s Valentine – first came on our radar February 14th – and she needs surgery on her hind end and appears to also be visually impaired.

Unfortunately, we were unable to get our hands on her last week. 

YET….we got her today! We were able to pick her up today! YES! YES! YES!

She does not stand much of future in Brazil and we believe that dogs do not know borders or countries.

I have just sent over to Maira $700 to help cover 14 days of boarding – $30/day, $100 for food and the rest for vetting to start.

We are trying to move as fast as we can to get her safely to Canada.

We are going to need some help to make this next miracle happen…..we really need Brazilian Rescue Angels to please surround her with support and help us help her. 

Thank you in advance for any consideration to her cause.

The earliest that I have been told that she can come is third week of April and here is the link to her Fundraising Page via YouCaring.

OR Donations can be made:

Email Transfer: [email protected]


PayPal: [email protected]

ANYTHING would be SO appreciated….Even $5 is not too little.

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