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Cricket! Adopted! Not Kidding!

The most amazing things happen in animal rescue. We found a wonderful lady who found the love in Cricket.


A bit about Cricket: 

Cricket is still a typical one person chihuahua, but he’s more accepting of company. He listens to corrections quickly and wants to please.

We’re very happy that Cricket is a happier dog. He climbs stairs, rides in the car and is more accepting of visitors, but it takes time for his to warm up to strangers.

On the sweet side Cricket is a champion cuddler, he’ll sleep snuggled with you all night on your bed and he’ll never be the first one up. He’ll sleep all day with you.


BCFS can’t explain how thrilled and excited that after ten months Cricket has finally found his loving forever home.


He’s getting extra cuddles and love everyday with fresh food, water and a comfortable bed – although, he prefers to sleep with his new mama. Curled up in her tummy sending her warm dreams.


Thank you to Cricket’s forever home for giving him a chance and waiting out those first few difficult days. He’s become just the dog you were hoping for.

We love when this happens! 





Tralee, our puppy mill survivor, was adopted early March 2018.

It was quite evident that Amanda and Tralee had a love connection at their very first meet.  Her present dog Peanut was curious about Tralee and vice versus.


We received an update the evening of the adoption from Amanda:

He does this Koala thing.  He wraps his arms and legs around me tight.  He is very strong.”

doubleHe’s already had a pee & poop outside and we had a great first night.  Everyone slept through the night.”


The very next day Amanda was able to get Tralee to walk on a leash around the block.  For a puppy mill dog, who was not leash trained, this is amazing in such a short time.  Amanda said  “Peanut is a good teacher”.

The video below is short but powerful:


Puppy mill survivors learn much quicker in a home with another dog(s) as they learn behaviour from the dog(s).


One week post-adoption we received this update from Amanda:

“Tralee is adjusting to his new home.  He is showing great signs of progress.  We are still working to overcome some of the trauma that he has endured but he is building trust with his new family.  He even wags his tail now!  Tralee is wearing a leash/harness and is now able to go for walks.  He takes treats (which he didn’t do initially).  He even does a little dance when he sees the bag!  He has also found his voice and will bark when someone approaches the house.  He sleeps well through the night but we are still working on potty training during the day and remains a work in progress.  He is a sweet and cuddly boy who loves belly rubs, and scratchies under his chin and ears.  His older fur brother Peanut (11) has been so patient and understanding towards Tralee.”  


BCFS would like to express our sincere gratitude once again to Amanda, David and Peanut for giving this adorable little boy a new lease on life.







Tralee, a bichon puppy mill survivor – Adopted!

The first picture we got of Tralee was a very sad looking bichon . He looked lost, forgotten and unloved.


Would BCFS take in this poor frightened puppy mill survivor, rehabilitate and find him a forever home? Did we have a spot open? Could we possibly turn him away? We couldn’t…

tralee side view

Our foster home welcomed Tralee with open arms, although it would take a few weeks for Tralee to welcome affection, we were patient.

We did notice his breath still smelled after having dental surgery, so we took Tralee to the vet for an assessment, blood work and antibiotics.

From the foster mom:

In terms of his physical health, he has three sets of stitches that will need to be removed sometime soon so will need contact info for the vet. He had many teeth extracted according to his accompanying papers but breath is quite rank. He enjoys his meals and in fact licks the bowl clean, is drinking, pooping and peeing. His urine is odiferous and concentrated.

Behaviourally, he remains quite anxious. He will not come out of his crate on his own in the morning, not even when coaxed with food. He continues to cower and run when I approach him even though we’ve spent hours cuddling. At least the above “run” is exercise otherwise he sleeps.
He has to be carried outside and simply drops and shakes, refusing to move, meaning that he is relieving himself indoors and occasionally in his cage. I’ve cautiously tried him on and off the leash outdoors with no luck.
I don’t see any of those joyful moments that I’m so used to in other dogs. He seems flat and only mildly responsive to tender touches……definitely evidence for a case against puppy mills.

Tralee’s blood work came back normal and the antibiotics were healing his mouth infection. Now that Tralee was on the road to recovery we found he became more outgoing. Foster mom talks about the first time she came home and he barked…  hope.


Leaps and bounds from the foster mom:

Tralee has been great today. Firsts barks out of the boy when I came home from shopping. Just so excited he couldn’t contain himself. Too funny!! Also took his first steps of many outside today. He had a good hour of exploring out there and seemed to really enjoy himself.

Breath is much better and gums are responding nicely to the antibiotics. So good!!
He’s really a different dog today. Is more curious, tail wagging when I approach and leaning in to sniff….all milestones since he’s been here


Even before we could advertise we had a family interested in Tralee from a single picture on Facebook. They were excited to open their home to Tralee and get their bichon a fluffy little brother.


Many thanks to Tralee’s foster mom for her dedication and patience to see this little man come into his own. Thank you!


We knew Tralee would need a very special home and a lot of patience and we are very happy that he has found the perfect home.  Congratulations Tralee and thank you Amanda and David on giving this special survivor a chance at a good life!  We are sure that their present dog Peanut and Tralee will become fast friends.


Update on Lacey


Lacey a Sweet 9 year old Shih Tzu was adopted in January of this year by a lovely couple, Ross & Marie.   I was lucky enough to visit Lacey in her new home to take pictures and do an update on her progress.


Although Lacey loves both Ross & Marie, she really has become very attached to Ross and follows him everywhere.  She is his shadow.


She loves to play with her squeaky toys but instead of making them squeak with her mouth, she prefers to roll on them until they squeak.


She is a good sleeper, loves her walks and loves to go for car rides.  If Marie does not wake up when Lacey is up she likes to put her paws up at the side of the bed and peak up at her.


Her favourite spot is under the coffee table.


All of us at BCFS are very happy that Lacey has adjusted extremely well to her new home.




Peppa the Pig up for Adoption

We thought we had a home for Peppa, but after nearly two months they have yet to pick her up, so we’re left with no choice, but to list her up for  adoption again.


Peppa is a lovely pig. She’s a spayed female, up to date with vaccinations with a cuddly demeanour  and a sense of adventure. She does get into everything, like a very successful reporter.


Headline News: There’s a piece of old carrot in the garbage! It must be eaten! To the garbage can! by Peppa the Pig.

Peppa loves to be groomed and get belly rubs and massages. Here she is in a video with one of our volunteers getting love.

Peppa the Pig getting the love. 

If you’re interested in adopting Peppa she must go to a farm setting with an option for her to live in the barn. It would take a great deal to piggy proof your house against this first class investigator.






Miracles Do Happen: Keller Adopted!!!!

After 9 months in foster care Keller has finally found his forever family. This blind senior Chihuahua sat unwanted for months. He was well loved by his foster home, but the right family hadn’t come along to whisk Keller away to a world of love only a forever family holds.


He had his favourite crate, toys and excellent food, but was still searching for the special love. And he found it!

Patience and time proved to be key in finding this sweet boy his forever home. A wonderful family full of love showers Keller with love and attention.


This family with their glowing wonderful hearts has also agreed to foster Cricket. We simply can’t believe our luck.


With tears of gratitude we send Keller off to live with his forever family, taking Cricket with him for support and love. They will share their home with two cats.

_MG_4884Miracles do happen…. Keller in his forever home.


Thank you to all the people who shared his post that eventually helped find the missing family to Keller’s bliss. Cheers!


Bursting with joy!





Parker came into Beavercreek Farm Sanctuary’s foster program in February of this year and it did not take very long for his foster family to fall in love with this Adorable little pot bellied pig.


He gets along very well with the hens on the farm and will be a good protector of the hens from the raccoons that occasionally find their way onto the property.


Although Parker’s first meet with their present pig Rueben went fairly well, they are being kept separate for now.  It takes quite a bit of time for pigs to bond properly.  Parker is 6 months old and at only 40 lbs. he still has a lot of growing to do.


Parker is a super friendly, curious little pig.  He loves attention and belly rubs but does not like to be picked up.


Congrats to Parker, Leah & Nathan.


Equibow with Alice

Larney, an eighteen hannovarian BCFS accepted in December 2017 with an injured left hind leg was surrended by a lady who loved him dearly, but was unable to care for him any longer. She was going to euthanize and then she started communicating with BCFS.

It took several months before Larney finally made his way to our barn at BCFS. He was in extra discomfort after the long trailer ride. We gave him some time and let him settle before we had the vet out.


He was diagnosed with a chronic back leg pain (lower suspensory ligament damage), so we started looking into alternative treatment.

724C5366-97C6-49C8-ADCA-EF0B444BF91EWe are lucky enough to have a wonderful group of supporters: Elisabeth connected BCFS with Alice Zammit-Maempel from Equine Natural Therapy to come out and do equibow with Larney.


Equi-bow is a gentle, non-invasive modality which re-patterns the neuromuscular system through its ripple like effect on fascia and connective tissue. It re-balances the nervous system, enhancing relaxation, as well as re-balancing hormonal and endocrine function. It reduces fascial tension and referred pain. Circulation is improved and it promotes fluid level balance thus re-hydrating the tissues. Not only does Equi-Bow address musculoskeletal issues, it addresses all the body system functions and internal organs. Natural Therapy 

053558BF-E0A4-491E-9018-0CBD2D366D33Alice is a Natural Therapy professional who offers equibow and equine massage to horses. We couldn’t believe the difference! Larney was much more comfortable and even standing square.

He showed signs of relief with his frequent yawning and chewing. This is how they process equibow.

27858338_10156087409742485_8683339353776810790_nLarney has shown much improvement. He’s no longer dragging a toe on his back leg and there is much more playful behaviour. We’re thrilled with Alice’s work.

Thank you Alice Zammit-Maempel for helping our Larney! You can find Alice at 905-348-0798 or visit her webpage 


The PhD Pig and the Ass Menagerie Sanctuary!

Bud is a two year old pot bellied pig who loves people and is incredible smart. Problem solving smart.


You can watch him working out his escape plans. He’ll look through the material and the next thing you know he’s visiting with the goats at Ass Menagerie Sanctuary where he’s being fostered.


BCFS members were lucky enough to visit the Ass Menagerie Sanctuary, also located in Wainfleet.

We met their rescue animals like their Rooster and chickens


mini Donkey,


mini horse,


resident pigs,


…and the most lovely pyrenese we’d ever seen named Eli.


But, lets get back to Bud. Super smart and loveable Bud. While visiting he escaped from his paddock to cuddle with his foster mama by walking between her legs and rubbing himself.

Bud is an incredible pig who’ll do best in a farm setting where he gets lots of attention. People attention. He’s not familiar with other animals, but those he’s met he’s been very happy and excited.

27709632_10159828766335316_1175096808718904611_oBud is neutered, up to date on vaccinations, tucks and hooves trimmed and ready for his new home.


Must have a farm to adopt a pig from BCFS. Thank you!



Lacey Has Been Adopted


Lacey, a 9-year-old Shih Tzu, joined the Beaver Creek Farm Sanctuary (BCFS) foster program in January 2018 as an owner surrender. Weighing in at approximately 20 pounds, this sweet girl has proven to be incredibly sweet and affectionate.


Unfortunately, Lacey’s family was no longer able to care for her and she required a new home. While we originally thought Lacey was coming to us in good health, we quickly learned that she refused to eat and had diarrhea. After a visit to the vet and some testing, we found out that Lacey was suffering from an infection in her intestines called C. Diff. But nothing a little antibiotics couldn’t fix!


Lacey was so sad and sick when she first came to us that she would just lay in the corner with a devastated look on her face. However, after a week of medication, Lacey started to feel better and that sad look quickly turned happy!


We learned that Lacey loves to play, enjoys riding in the car, is good with cats and other dogs, walks well on a leash, and is housebroken. We also learned that she is incredibly smart and a real cuddle-bug. Lacey was looking for a home that would provide her with a lot of love and attention in her retirement years and we are so happy she has found just that!


Congratulations to Lacey, Ross & Marie.