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Update on Olive

Olive, a charming 2-year-old Dachshund/Chihuahua Mix, went to her forever home last week. We are fortunate to have already heard from her adoptive family as to how she is settling into her new home.

In the words of her new mama…

Olive is now known in our household as Maisy.  She has settled in faster than we expected.  Maisy generally seems happy and is relaxed around the kids, myself, and Padraic.  

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Some of her favourite activities are going for walks, sitting on her dog bed in the living room to look out the front window, and lying on her back to get belly rubs.  She also loves being brushed and lets us play with her toes.  Maisy is definitely a cuddler and she sleeps in the kids’ beds at night.  When we are outside, Maisy will run after a ball or toy, but rarely brings it back! :-)  She enjoys spending time with us in the backyard nonetheless and is very curious.  My husband and I like to have coffee/tea on the front porch, and Maisy generally joins us out there.  She knows the words ‘walk’ and ‘outside’ and gets very excited when she hears us say them!  She has been getting a good amount of exercise.  There is a street with a hill near our home, and we often include that in our walks so that she can have a little work-out.

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 Maisy visited the vet this week for a check up.  It’s located within a short walk from our house.  She did not like being there, so the vet suggested that we stop in once in a while for the staff to give her a treat when we are out for a walk, just so that she can get used to the place and feel comfortable there.  The vet has suggested that Maisy get a dental cleaning within the next few months.  Also, the vet thinks that Maisy has some Jack Russell in her!

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 We plan to enroll in training classes so that Maisy can learn some basic skills such as ‘sit.’  We are looking forward to the classes, as it will be a nice way to spend time with her.” 

We are thrilled to hear that Olive, now Maisy, is doing so well in her new home!

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Papi Has Been Adopted!

Papi, a 4-year-old Chihuahua Mix, was welcomed into BCFS just a few short weeks ago. This sweet boy was transferred to us from the Erie County SPCA, and came to be known as ‘Happy’ by his foster parents due to his consistently cheerful nature.

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When asked to provide insight as to how Papi was adjusting in foster care, his foster mama could not say enough positive things about this bundle of joy. It quickly became clear that Papi is an incredibly sweet dog with a lot of love to give.

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Some of Papi’s favourite things include going for walks, playing, and spending time with his people. In fact, he even tried to escape over the fence to get closer to his foster mom! He also likes friends of the four-legged-variety and got along swimmingly with his foster doggy siblings.

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Unsurprisingly, Papi did not spend long in foster care before being scooped up by his forever family (we didn’t even get a chance to post him on our website!). Congratulations to Papi, Bill, and Mary on finding your perfect match! Wishing you all a future filled with love and snuggles.

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Update on Sooty

Sooty, a 1-year-old Labrador/Whippet Mix, arrived at BCFS a very timid and fearful young lad. With love and dedication, he gradually began to come out of his shell while in the care of his foster parents. We were overjoyed when Sooty found a fur-ever family and are now happy to report that he is doing well and truly living the good life in his new home.

According to Sooty’s adoptive mom…

“Sooty’s name we have changed to Blue to represent his fresh start in life. He also reminds us of a bigger version of our former Italian Greyhound, Misty Blue!

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The day after we brought him home, we hit the road in our RV (our 2nd home) and it has given all of us a chance to really get to know and bond with him. He has done extremely well on the long drives. He loves sleeping with the kids and waking them up with kisses in the morning. He is still tentative about going out of the truck or the RV but once we pick him up and get him out he is loving his many walks and meeting new people and other dogs. In Lake George he experienced a very busy boardwalk with lots of people and noises and he did well. We enjoyed dinner on a patio and he was calmly at our feet checking out everyone walking by. After we walked on the beach and he went up to his belly in the water! We are now in Quebec City (beautiful) and he has loved learning some French! He has his own chair when we are at the campfire and just chills with us as we tell ghost stories. This weekend we are back home and he can get reacquainted with our three cats, Maple, Marco and Polo.

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We all love him so much and can’t believe what a great fit he is for us! Thank you for all you do to save these animals and finding them forever homes!”

It sounds as though Sooty, now Blue’s, adventure in life is just beginning!

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Dozer – how has this guy not been adopted?

He’s an entertaining jester with a big smile and a love of life. This is Dozer and we can’t believe he’s been returned (cat issues, so he’ll need a home without cats please).

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He loves dog savvy kids, perhaps on the older side because he does have some energy. Dozer loves to cuddle, is house broken and enjoys long walks. He’s a good boy who sticks close and would be a great camping buddy.

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At under twenty-five pounds he’s a portable big dog in a small dog body. He gets long well with other dogs and will play with anyone. He’s good with big dogs or little dogs, but not cats. He’ll chase a cat.

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If you love the outdoors and are looking for your next adventure buddy Dozer is your guy.

Fill out an application on the front of our website!

 

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A Warm Welcome to Keller

We would like to extend a warm Beaver Creek welcome to Keller. This blind 9-year-old Chihuahua is the newest addition to the BCFS foster care program and is already snuggling…I mean settling…in quite nicely.

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Keller’s foster mom has informed us that he is eating well and getting along splendidly with his foster doggy sibling. Keller’s visual impairment does not seem to affect his attitude or zest for life – he still bounds down the stairs and runs for the door.

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According to his foster mama, some of his favorite things are cuddles, walks, and other dogs. He does well on his walks and does not pull on the leash.

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Keller is continuing to learn how to be a proper house guest and to go outdoors to do his business. He is not thrilled about going into a crate, but does settle nicely after a little while.

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Be sure to watch for further updates as we continue to learn more about this sweet boy!

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Olive Has Been Adopted!

Olive, a 2-year-old Dachshund/Chihuahua Mix, was welcomed into BCFS in June 2017. This sweet young lady was transferred to BCFS from the Erie County SPCA, after having been abandoned by her previous owner for reasons unknown.

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After beginning the process of health and temperament assessments, Olive began to withdraw. The shelter environment proved overwhelming for Olive, so she was transferred into the BCFS foster care program.

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Once in foster care, Olive blossomed right away. We quickly saw her sweet, friendly, and playful nature. It was impossible not to fall in love with her charmingly large stand-up ears and soulful eyes.

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Unsurprisingly, Olive proved to be a very popular pup among potential adopters. In situations such as this, the BCFS adoption process works to match our dogs with the perfect family. We are happy to say that we have done just that for Olive! When Olive’s new adoptive parents saw her for the first time online, they knew it was meant to be and said “that’s her!”

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Congratulations to Olive and family on a match made in heaven!

 

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Sooty Has Been Adopted!

Sooty, a 1-year-young Labrador/Whippet Mix, was welcomed into Beaver Creek Farm Sanctuary (BCFS) in June 2017. Although Sooty is just a pup, he has endured quite the journey in his life thus far.

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After being abandoned at the gates of Evolucion Shelter in Mexico, Sooty made the trip to Canada and into a local shelter. However, it was soon discovered that Sooty was very frightened in a kennel setting, so he was transferred to BCFS where he could be cared for in a foster home while waiting for his forever family.

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With special attention and patience, Sooty made considerable growth during his time in the BCFS foster program. Despite being a very nervous and timid boy, Sooty slowly began to gain confidence under the guidance of his foster parents and doggy siblings. As time went on, Sooty started to come out of his shell and even came to enjoy snuggling in bed and sitting on his foster mom’s lap (covering her with kisses!).

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Making leaps and bounds of progress, Sooty was ready to find his forever home. We knew he would need a special family that would approach Sooty with patience and understanding as he continued to blossom into the happy-go-lucky puppy he was destined to be.

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We are thrilled to announce that Sooty has found such a family and has now gone to his forever home. Congratulations to Sooty and his new family – Christine, Dave, Valentina, and Santiago!

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We Can’t Make Everyone Happy

I suppose this is a pre-emptive strike for a family who was not selected to adopted a popular Beaver Creek Farm Sanctuary dog. They are terribly upset and are threatening to spread “the word” about Beaver Creek. I’m guessing this word has four letters.

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We can only apologize and explain that rescue dogs come first. This might be the only time in their lives where they matter more than people, more than situations and more than money. For Beaver Creek the animals come first and this often upsets unselected families.

We are sorry for the disappointment, but there are so many rescue dogs that need hope and a home that we pray these families go on to find their rescue forever friend.

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We might not be the rescue for you, but not to worry their are many different rescues out there to chose from. Rescues come in a variety of flavours and sometimes people need to find the one that works best.

We’re never going to make everyone happy and we’re never going to save all the dogs, but we’ll do our best to change the world for the ones we can save.

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Our hearts are big and so are our shoulders, so if you’ve got bad things to say… we understand its passion and we’ve got it too.

Please adopt.

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From the Other Side of the Rainbow Bridge… by Gus

From Gus…

Hello all! I can’t tell you how much I miss each and every one of you folks who took an interested and fell in love with me on earth. I’m not there, in the physical sense anymore, but I’m still protecting my flock from over the bridge.

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What can I tell you about this side? Well, we’re all young, healthy and  pain-free. The sun shines without being hot, there are no bugs and you can eat as much as you want without getting fat!

The water is incredibly fresh, clean and clear. You can swim all day like Misiu does, without getting tired or wet! You can lounge under an apple tree and watch the sheep all day without worry of a predator.

Nobody eats anybody here on the other side of the bridge, but we’re all full and never hungry.

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The flowers come in such colours and surround a waterfall into a crisp pool of water. If you want a bed all you have to do is think about it and the softest, best smelling bed is suddenly ready for you to take a nap.

Of course I miss everyone and I’m waiting for my special people, but this is a lovely place to wait. All the animals that have ever been loved are here and ones that weren’t, come too. Everyone is welcome on the other side of the bridge.

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I have this wonderful sense that everyone I have ever loved is safe, warm, fed and happy. This is the best feeling in the world. There is no worry, because everyone is loved.

There’s no need to to rush as time has little meaning over the bridge. I’ll be here, waiting, so to speak.

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Much love to all,

Gustav the Kuvasz

 

 

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Update on Mayo

Mayo, an 8-year-old Labrador Retriever, joined the BCFS foster program in June 2017.  This 100 pound bundle of love is still searching for his forever family – could it be you?

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To help you answer this question, Mayo asked us to pass along a few quick facts about himself:

#5: True to my breed, I love to frolic in the water and play fetch – sticks, frisbees, balls, I will chase ’em all!

#4: I love to hop up on my human’s bed in the morning for a quick snuggle. While we are on the subject, I really love humans (but also don’t mind a little me-time).

#3: I love to eat and especially love what the humans refer to as ‘treats’ (all food seems like a treat, but apparently these small bone shaped ones are particularly special).

#2: Not to be too picky or anything, but may I request a home without cats or small dogs? Don’t get me wrong, I do like other furry friends, I am just a bit particular. I currently share a home with other labs like me and love to wrestle and cuddle with them.

#1: I love shoes! Being a gentleman, I don’t chew them or anything, I just like to collect them and store them in my bed along with my leash. I am being considerate you see – when my human is ready to take me on a walk I am ready with all the items she will need!

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If you think Mayo could be the pooch for you, please send an adoption application to our Adoptions Coordinator, Silvana Cronier (scronier@rogers.com).