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Northern husky, lab, shep mix 8 weeks old

Coming by plane and automobile the puppies made their way from the very far Northern  Ontario thanks to help from a large group of incredibly dedicated women that we had the pleasure of working with over several days. We can’t thank them enough…

We coordinated, begged and borrowed to get these puppies south. We got them to Dryden, ON  and then got a bit stuck.

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BCFS is so lucky to have had a volunteer drive the forty hour round trip transport to bring all the puppies to Southern Ontario! We can’t thank this dedicated, brave, bright and amazing woman who made the trip with all the puppies on her own. Thank you “C” you are amazing.

The puppies arrived through a snow storm into clear cool skies of Southern Ontario on November 12, 2017 in the late evening. They were thirsty, tired and hungry. They snacked lightly, drank deeply and fell into a lovely sleep.

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It’s tough to be around puppies and not laugh out loud at their antics. They dance like nobody’s watching. They play with abandon. They are  a blank slate.

These puppies will get big and they will require lots of exercise. They are smart, almost too smart, because smart is what is needed to survive in the north. They are people oriented and if raised with love, discipline and exercise they are incredible dogs.

Please let us introduce the group!

Scarlett – Black and Tan Female 

A delicate little girl who is friendly and playful, just like a southern belle. She’s generally the last one asleep and the first one awake in the morning.

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Brute – Blonde Male 

He’s just like his name. A big solid Brute. His surprise tactic when playing with his siblings is to sit on them. He usually wins. He’s a fairly laid back dog who loves his naps.

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Red – Blonde female 

The second of three females in this group, she is also a fine boned beauty. Her blonde colouring and sparkling eyes begs for cuddles, but she’s a bit of a firecracker too. She’s just starting to get a black strip of hair down her back. We’re curious to see how she’ll turn out!

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Aqua – black and Tan Male 

A lovely boy with an engine that won’t quit. He loves to play and has lots of energy to keep up with a young family. He’s got a great mask, lovely colouring and big paws.

76C34713-763C-4FB4-AE61-8BFE051B1824Lemon – black and tan male 

A young fiesty boy who never gives up and this is extra important because Lemon is visually impaired.  We aren’t sure if something happened to Lemon or if he was born this way, but he manages very well. Lemon will need a very loving and patient home.

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Cecil – black and tan male – ADOPTED 

What can we say about Cecil? People would call him a Runt. He’s a quarter the size of his siblings and came in sick. Very sick. He had multiple seizures, dehydration and exhaustion. We took Cecil to the vet and had him stay for the day to get IV fluids and antibiotics. He’s doing so much better. Our hero “C” would like to make Cecil her own, so sweet little underweight and visually impaired Cecil is going to live with a hero, putting “C” in a whole new class of heroes.

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Goldie – Blonde Female 

A lovely relaxed girl who is independent and loving. She’s usually the first asleep and the last to wake up. She and her brother Brute are the two most laid back puppies.

6F15A16F-DB3B-4A5B-A013-546F94B88FFFJeffery – Black and tan Male 

Jeffery is a beautiful boy who loves to sit beside you and soak in your affection. He’ll play, but mostly he’d rather hang with people. He’s a lover not a fighter. Very sweet young man.

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From Amy’s Sore Gut

There are times of extreme anxiety when your vet bills are mounting, your bank account is waning and there are eight puppies up for adoption without a single application.

I think I’m getting a new ulcer. I’ll call him Pal.

'Your gut instincts are causing your ulcers.'

Pal and I have been spending some time together and he’s one of those nasty friends who chews away your gut making you question all your decisions.

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The voice of reason says… don’t worry. This will all work out. You just need to have nerves of steel.

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Unfortunately, I have nerves of jello. Not a good match for rescue, but easy to digest in a pinch. I prefer to think of my nerves as strawberry jello – the red kind maybe with little marshmallows or pieces of fruit.

My sleep is interrupted and I struggle nightly with thoughts of having 8 full grown dogs to find homes for…. I pray not.

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They are adorable. Sweet and kind. They are open books and ready to be the dog you want them to be. They are incredible, sweet, playful and each one is developing their own personalities.

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Take a moment and humour me… check out a puppy. We rarely get puppies into rescue, so this is a pretty incredible time for us. They nap in a plastic pool and are learning where to potty. They are sweet as a human baby, but more durable.

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That’s my rant for now as I pray for adoption applications to come flooding in for these puppies. We have two special needs pups who are visually impaired and needy. If you have it in your heart to help these sweet souls please fill out an adoption application online. Its easy, fast and will give you a chance to meet some pretty incredible puppies.

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Snoopy – Adopted

He’s got a face that loves the camera. His soulful eyes and love of people is endearing. However, Snoopy has his issues.

LSYX4344He’s an anxious pup who loves to be with people. Any people, but he’s not so great with other dogs. He tends to be bossy and push them around – if they let them.

Snoopy is still working on his house training too. For all those cute traits – there’s a bit of a tradeoff.

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His story is a mystery. We only know he was at the shelter and then in  a foster home who returned him to the shelter saying he was too nervous. The shelter called BCFS and Snoopy came into our foster care program.

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He’s healthy and happy when with his people. Can you look at that face and not fall in love? We couldn’t!

Please fill out the online adoption application if you’re interested in adopting Snoopy.

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Mayo Has Been Adopted

Mayo, an 8-year-old Labrador Retriever, joined the Beaver Creek Farm Sanctuary (BCFS) foster program in June 2017 as an owner surrender. Weighing in at approximately 100 pounds, this big bundle of love proved to be truly young at heart and incredibly affectionate.

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Mayo was lucky to have spent a fun-filled summer with his foster family – swimming and playing in Lake Erie, going for walks and wrestling with his foster siblings, and hopping up on the bed for morning snuggles.

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Although Mayo hit the jackpot with his foster family, he still needed a permanent home to call his own. We are so happy to announce that Mayo has now found that home and his forever family.  Mayo was adopted by a sweet couple, Jen and Alex, who had previous experience with Labrador Retrievers.

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Congratulations to Jen, Alex, and Mayo on finding the perfect match!

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We are pleased to have already received an update from Mayo’s mama:

“Greetings from Mayo!

Mayo has settled in very nicely in his new home. He has lots of toys to play with and likes going on walks around the neighbourhood during the day.

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As soon as the alarm rings in the morning he has some cuddle time, does his doggie stretches, and then goes to the closet where his leash is kept to start the day. He is always eager to go on walks throughout the day and to sniff and explore the neighbourhood. He has even met some new friends along the way already. Mayo even got a new coat to stay warm and cozy when he is outside now that the weather is getting colder.

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Mayo also got to meet some of his new cousins recently and had a fun afternoon playing with them.

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And after a long day he likes to just lie down on his bed and relax. Sometimes he even decides the big bed is much more comfortable and makes himself a spot to have a snooze.

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Tail wags from Mayo and lots of thanks from Mayo’s new family”