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Update on Lacey

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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.

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

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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.

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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.

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Her favourite spot is under the coffee table.

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

 

 

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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

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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.

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

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Bursting with joy!

 

 

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PARKER HAS BEEN ADOPTED

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.

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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.

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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.

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

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Congrats to Parker, Leah & Nathan.

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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.

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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.

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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 www.equine-naturaltherapy.com 

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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.

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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.

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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

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mini Donkey,

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mini horse,

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resident pigs,

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

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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.

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

 

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Lacey Has Been Adopted

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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.

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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!

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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!

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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!

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Congratulations to Lacey, Ross & Marie.

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Keller: Old, Blind and Unwanted – Adopted

Keller has been in foster care for 8 months with not a single family interested. He’s nearly ten years old, not the best looking guy and has just recovered from a bout of pancreatitis. He still marks in the house and growls a bit at meal times or when he’s in his crate.

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Lets talk about the good things! He is a great cuddler  He’s probably one of the happiest dogs I’ve met and he loves other people. Gets along great with cats and other dogs. He loves his crate and spend a good quantity of time in his den.

He’s small and very low maintenance and he’s a very easy keeper. A short walk and he’ll nap for hours.

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How do I deal with the marking? When Keller isn’t outside or in his crate he wears a belly band in the house. I buy pads and change the pads daily. Keller will come with his belly bands. He doesn’t mind wearing them and makes no effort to pull them off.

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Keller has a very sweet personality and is a great couch potato. Finally, Keller has absolutely not a single tooth left in his head. You don’t have to worry about dental surgery or mouth infections. He has no trouble eating anything and has a healthy appetite!

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Are you looking for a truly unwanted dog? Then meet Keller. He deserves a forever home… can it be yours?

 

 

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Cricket: The Wonderful Chihuahua

When Cricket first came into rescue he was a challenge, but now? He’s changed. Love can do that.

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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.

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He’s doing very well with his housebreaking and takes himself out through the dog door to potty. He’s turned into quite a lovely little boy and gets along well with other dogs.

From the Foster Mom: I’d had a rough couple of days and was trying to rest, but couldn’t settle until Cricket came up on the bed and curled into my tummy. I could feel his warm body and I relaxed. He’s an amazing friend.

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He’s not the typical nervous Chihuahua, he’s got a cool confidence that he voices on occasion, but he’s not a horrible barker.

He’s curled up sleeping beside me on the couch as the snow falls gently outside and I feel warm and loved. Good dog Cricket. Good dog.

Do you need a friend? A genuine friend who absolutely adores you? Consider Cricket. The cute four pound chihuahua.

 

 

 

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Update on Dexter

Dexter, our 150 pound bundle of love, was adopted in January 2018 by a wonderful couple. We have heard from Dexter’s new parents, Aaron and Sonja, that things are going very well:

“Dexter has done amazingly well and has fit right in with our family.

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He walks well and loves the snow.

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The cats have warmed up and Dex knows to ignore them. We are so much in love. “

We are so happy to hear that things are going so well for Dexter, Aaron, Sonja, and the kitty siblings!