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A Family for Sabre – Senior Rottie Adopted!

Sabre epitomizes what rescue is all about: saving animals, healing their ailments and wounded hearts, teaching them to trust again, and giving them the time they need to find loving homes.

We knew Sabre is a treasure whose sweet personality would win over the perfect family, and we were right.

BCFS is thrilled that Sabre has just been adopted!
sabre foreverfamilySabre and her new dad Chris

Sabre’s healing journey to her forever home began in January, when BCFS rescued this senior Rottweiler. Life had not been kind to 11-year-old Sabre. Her people beat her up and let other dogs beat her up, too.

Six months later, Sabre looks amazing compared to when she came in: recovering from abuse, suffering from ear and eye infections that wept and oozed, a flea infestation, mammary gland tumours and a dull, thin coat.
Sabre after intake at BCFS
Safe in BCFS’ foster care program, Sabre received veterinary care to treat her infections, gentle hands to stroke her, and tender loving care. She was finally able to get a bit of sleep, able to close her eyes and not worry about her next meal or a safe place to call home. She seemed surprised to find her bowls full of food and fresh water.
Though fearful when faced with new situations, Sabre began to relax. She surprised her foster mom by gently carrying around a small plush toy in her mouth that she set in her lap as a prize. Sabre was proud of that stuffed toy and did not even attempt to tear it up.
Today, Sabre doesn’t look 11 years old, she looks and moves like a young dog. Sabre blossomed in foster care; she’s put on a great deal of muscle and has relaxed so much since her rescue. BCFS knows that dogs who are abused can learn to trust and love again regardless of age… and we were determined to prove it.
 Sabre has done just that, she’s learned to trust and love again. She’s a beautiful soul who loves people and is safe with children.
Sabre will happily greet new people with tail wags and by pressing her face against their legs to be petted. She’s the regular old rottie that we’ve seen before… the one who loves a good bum scratch and does the lean against your legs. She sits on the floor and lets kids hug and pet her with love shining in her eyes. Sabre will now have two children to love in her new family!
Sabre has had a rough life, but landed at BCFS where we took care of most her physical problems.

Her ear infections are under control with a fish diet, and we removed six mammary gland tumours. She’s been spayed and brought up to date on her vaccinations. Her flea infestation is gone and her coat shines with health.  Sabre is hearing impaired but the sound of silence doesn’t hamper her ability to love and enjoy life.

When Sabre was spayed they found a large tumour on her ovary and it was a lifesaver that we spayed an 11 year old dog. Six mammary gland tumours were removed and one was found to be cancer, but they excised it with a solid margin. There’s no guarantee it won’t come back, but spaying reduces the chances of cancer by 50%. Another reason to please spay female dogs!
Sabre, healthy and ready for the next chapter in her life
Sabre initially showed fear aggression with other dogs in foster care, but was convinced to make friends with Taz, Jackson, Zig and our late Gus. Since she is generally still very dog aggressive, Sabre’s new family is suitable since they have no other animals. Sabre still has a bit of anxiety in new situations, but is fine by herself without any separation anxiety. She’s completely house-trained but not good on a leash, but she’ll have a fenced-in yard to run around in. This senior girl also doesn’t like the cold.
 Brrr! Sabre prefers cozy, not cold
Sabre flourished in six months of BCFS’ foster care, and today she’s a friendly and loving girl who adores people and has learned how to trust again. Sabre’s new family will never lack for that old fashioned rottie love.
BCFS is pleased that Sabre now has her very own family to love! She’s doing great in her new home! New dad Chris writes,
Sabre is doing awesome a very playful dog for her age she seems to be very happy.
He adds that Sabre is a perfect addition to their family. Thank you and congratulations to Sabre’s new family!

Frisky Mini Horse JB Adopted!

JB is a little fella with a big personality! He arrived at BCFS last November, a rambunctious paint colt just shy of his second birthday.


JB was largely left to his own devices as a young colt and was a handful when he entered our foster care program. But he learned to walk well with a halter and no longer rears when excited while being led.


JB’s foster family fell in love with him and we’re happy to announce they’ve adopted JB!

BCFS rescued young JB along with three mini horse mares, one of whom turned out to be pregnant at the time of her rescue and later gave birth to JB’s foal. We adopted both mom and foal to a forever home. We had JB gelded in December, so no more mini-JBs, and this flashy fella turned two in January.

This lucky young gelding has found his forever home on a farm to share his life with new mom Kirbi’s horses and alpacas.


We love this series of photos of JB and his new family so much we made a collage to share them all! JB has a beautiful new home.


New mom Kirbi writes,

JB has been nicknamed Jellybean by my kids. We don’t have experience with driving minis in front of a cart so he will just be “flashy” rather than a flashy cart horse lol.  He became fast friends with True North (“Northy”) my Arabian. IMG_2720resizedIt took a bit longer to win over my Clydesdale, Daisy.  But he persisted – you could tell he liked her – and she came around after about a week. 

He is definitely getting comfortable at our place as his personality comes out.
He is very curious and has expressed a desire to come into the house lol. For now, he settles for mints, marshmallows, and carrots out our back door.  He is the new guest favourite and he’s even got my neighbours trained to bring him treats at the fence – when he sees them, he comes running!
IMG_2695croppedresizedJB loves the attention from his new family and neighbors
Taking pictures of him is tricky because he is a camera hog and likes to get his nose right in the camera.  Anyone who sits on my patio is guaranteed to get a kiss in exchange for a neck scratch.  We couldn’t help but fall in love with this little guy.

Thank you to Kirbi and her family for adopting spunky JB!


Beaver Creek Farm Sanctuary ~ saving the world one animal at a time…





Carmelita Update!

A lovely update from the forever family of Carmelita – a once unloved and forgotten puppy mill mama.

Merry Christmas!

Thanks for everything you did to help make it possible for Carmelita to become part of our family. We call her Lita now for short.


Lita is getting better everyday. She now loves treats and knows that word! She is still hesitant to put on a leash but seems to really enjoy walks now. She and Tori play fight almost every evening and we sometimes find them curled up together in the same bed with an empty one next to them. We are really enjoying her and have loved seeing her grow.


Congratulations to this lovely little family!


Here’s a few pics for you!

Thanks again and Merry Christmas!

Love Justin and Heather Do. (And Tori and Lita of course!)


Chocolate Lionhead Rabbit Almond – Adopted!


The reward in animal rescue and providing temporary fostering to animals is when we bid farewell to them. When we successfully match a rescued animal to a loving person or family who will care for them all their lives.


That’s what BCFS did this past week for our foster bunny, lovely chocolate Lionhead rabbit Almond. Shortly after we posted about her, Almond found her forever home with new Dad Rob and his three adorable children!

We’re pleased to report that cuddly Almond has been adopted!


Home Sweet Home

She enjoyed her stay here at BCFS with our other foster rabbits but now she has a permanent home and a loving family to shower her with attention and snuggle up with.


Almond’s pretty eyes, her collar of long soft fur, and her sweet gentle nature were irresistible.

Her new Dad, Rob, is building a custom bunny hutch for Almond out of a wall unit!


Thank you to Rob and his children for giving Almond a new home and loving this sweet bunny. We look forward to updates!

If you’re thinking of adopting a rabbit, we still have four more rescued bunnies available for adoption! Bonded Lionhead sisters Star and Luna, Mini Rex male Magic whom we previously featured with Almond, and our Californian bunny, Donkey.

Please complete an Adoption Application and email it to our Adoption Coordinator Silvana at: Thank you for considering a rescue bunny!


Maggie the Maltese ADOPTED – Update

Just like none of us would want to be abandoned in our old age, neither do dogs. But at sixteen years old, wee Maggie found herself dumped at a shelter.


We can’t imagine what that’s like for a senior dog.  How could we say no to this endearing little old lady Maltese who needed rescuing? We couldn’t say no!


Maggie came into Beaver Creek Farm Sanctuary’s dog foster program in July and received veterinary and chiropractic care to help put the spring back in her step.


Thanks to good blood test results, she also had a dental procedure to remove her last four abscessed teeth.  Maggie didn’t seem to mind, and this sweet senior enjoyed recovering with lots of sleep at her foster home.


Maggie found her forever home on Labour Day weekend. The unofficial end of summer but a new beginning for sweet Maggie with her adoptive mom Lynne.


We’re beyond pleased to share this happy update from Lynne:

“First of all, thank you for the gift of Maggie! She has brought so much joy, laughter and yes, some frustration to my life in the short time I’ve had her.

I’m not a morning person but I can hardly wake up at 7:00 a.m. to that beautiful face without feeling so lucky to have her.

She’s the star of the building and through her I’m meeting a lot of people with their dogs. They all think she’s a puppy and are quite surprised when I tell them how old she is. She’s aged well even though she previously had an unpleasant time.

She enjoys her walks and rides in the car well. I’m still looking for a harness for her that fits and will come for a visit at the farm when I return the one I have here. Thank you again.”


We’re thrilled for Maggie and Lynne that they found each other and Maggie is now a star! Thank you to Maggie’s new mom Lynne for giving Maggie the loving home, attention and care she deserves!


We know at BCFS that there’s something special about caring for senior dogs who’ve seen and lived a lot in their lives. They deserve a warm lap, short walks, good food, a comfy bed and love in their old age.

Maggie shows us that every dog we rescue, though they may need a little extra time to be adopted, makes the most of their fresh starts and the kind-hearted people who adopt them. Thank you, Lynne, for loving Maggie!

maggie with new mama

Maggie Adopted!!

Doing the impossible — finding a loving forever home for a sixteen year old maltese with no teeth and a wobbly gait.

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These adoptions give us such hope for mankind. After seeing so many horrific things done to animals we consider finding a loving forever home for a senior a point for the good guys!

Maggie is one such dog and we give a big thank you to her forever family for finding room in their heart for a lovely little girl with a lot of life left to give.

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Frost - unusual combination of terrier, poodle and husky (we think). Positive for giardia and worms.

Northern Dog Frost Adopted!!!

Frost came to us through our northern Ontario contact — and we mean far north —  polar bear north.

He was born into a home where the family poodle / terrier cross had a tryst with a husky. Spaying and neutering is not common in the far north and this is a frequent occurrence. They will be having their first spay and neuter clinic this fall 2015!

close up frost

Our northern contact met with the family and asked if she could take the pup to a rescue in the south. The family didn’t initially agree, but with some persuasion they allowed the puppy to be released.

During the waiting our contact became concerned as she watched little Frost start to struggle physically. By the time he reached BCFS he had vomiting, diarrhea and was on the skinny side.

frost on lap

We immediately took him to our vet for neutering and treatment for worms and giardia – very common in the far north in people as well as dogs.

Like any good puppy he turned around quickly and his personality went from cautiously lethargic to slightly bouncy… with a side of trouble.

frost dirty face

We’d had him for 8 days before the first application and then the second rolled into BCFS. We process all the applications we receive and match the best home to the dog. This is one time where the needs of the dog supersede the needs of the people.

One application listed agility and therapy dog as a future for Frost. There were five people who took part in the discussion of Frost’s future including our board of directors.

Given Frost’s personality and love of people we felt he would be an excellent therapy dog. Getting a job for a rescue dog is always an extra bonus that helps educate with the added bonus of bringing people and rescue dogs together.

With joy we announced Frost has joined Linda’s family and we couldn’t be happier!


Congratulations Linda & Frost and we look forward to the updates in his journey to becoming a therapy dog!