Angus

Hi Amy,

It’s been a few months now and we thought we would send along some more pics and let you know that Angus is doing great!  He’s had a very busy summer -swimming in the lake at the cottage (with a life jacket of course!), Trevor takes him rollerblading, which he loves, and he’s been playfully antagonizing Lola like a little brother does with all of his toys… It’s funny how quickly he and Lola have become attached.

He is really such a funny guy; so playful and goofy, and he’s pretty sure that he’s a lap dog!  He listens well and will pretty much do anything for a cookie, and though we’re still working on some of those manners, our 3 year old is very proud that Angus listen’s to him and will very gently take a treat from him.  Anyways, here are recent pictures… one of us on a walk at the beach, and the other of Angus feeling a little embarrassed about the fact that he destroyed a pillow that I left for him…which was obviously very foolish on my part!  As you can imagine, he loves stuffed animals but they don’t really last long with him 🙂

Hope you’re doing well, and we just want to thank you for all that you and the BROC organization does for these dogs to give them a second chance.  And our sincere thanks again to Marsha and Mike for giving Angus such a wonderful and loving start…we are so thankful to have Angus as part of our family.

Wishing you a very happy Thanksgiving!

Tammy, Trevor, Meagan, Liam, Owen, Lola and Angus 🙂

Welcome

Currently we do not have any bullmastiffs available for adoption. But here we have a list of best dog bed for bullmastiff.

The Bullmastiff’s strong build and self-confident appearance makes an impressive effect. Nevertheless, there is a loving and good-natured dog behind the bulky facade, which fascinates above all by its calmness. In the profile you get all information you need about the dog breed.

History of the Bullmastiff
The Bullmastiff is a relatively young dog breed and has only been common in England since the 19th century. At that time, poor social conditions reigned for the local population, so they hunted on the lands of the landlords. The landowners thereupon appointed gamekeepers, who should put an end to the activity together with specially trained dogs. The dog had to be able to catch the hunter and hold him on the ground without killing him. As a measure of deterrence, the lawbreaker was to be hanged publicly.

Thus a mix between Old English Mastiff and Old English Bulldog resulted in the perfect protection dog for the gamekeepers. By a continuous selection in breeding, the today’s appearance developed bit by bit. At first the English called the breed “Gamekeeper’s Nightdog”. On December 24, 1924, the English Kennel Club recognized this new breed under the name “Bullmastiff”. In 1920 the oil tycoon Rockefeller brought the first Bullmastiffs to the USA to guard his estate and the breed slowly spread to the USA. In the course of the 20th century, especially the police used the sturdy dog as a service dog. Gradually, however, he gained more and more followers, also among private people. Internationally, he is classified in the FCI Group 2, Section 2, Molossoids.

If  your are interested in adopting, surrendering a bullmastiff or volunteering,  please visit the page on the side bar and complete and return the required forms to us.

If you have any questions please contact the coordinator in your area or email our webmaster at [email protected]

SURRENDERING A DOG

If your dog was purchased from a breeder, contact them before you contact rescue. A responsible breeder will want to know if one of his/her dogs is in need of assistance and will want to help. In addition, many contracts have a ‘right of first refusal’ clause in them, stating that should you no longer be able to keep the dog for any reason, the breeder will take the dog back.

BROC is a breed-specific rescue that deals only with Bullmastiffs. Due to limited resources, we are not able to help with other breeds or mixes. BROC reserves the right to refuse any dog into our program for any reason.

Please remember that BROC is run by volunteers, out of our homes. We do not have a shelter or kennel facility. We are involved in rescue because we love the breed. However, we also have homes/families, jobs, travel, other hobbies/activities etc. We work our rescue activities around our busy schedules, so please be realistic about timelines for returning calls or emails.

What to expect when surrendering a dog to BROC:

1.  You will be required to fill out and sign our Release Agreement. It is important to be completely honest when answering all questions about your dog. If your dog has issues of any sort, we must be made aware of them. Accurate information will give your dog the best possible chance of successful transition into a new home.  If your dog has CKC or AKC registration papers, copies will need to be turned over with the dog, in addition to any pedigree information you may have. 

2.  BROC will require vet records from your dog’s veterinarian. Your dog’s medical history is important. We will need to continue any ongoing treatment he/she requires and will need to inform potential new owners about any pre-existing medical conditions. Please be sure your dog is up-to-date on all vaccinations.

3.  Although BROC tries to foster most dogs before allowing them to be adopted out through our program, this is not always possible. Foster homes are the hardest things for most rescue groups to come by and BROC is no different. Therefore, please be aware that it may be necessary for you to keep your dog until a suitable home can be found or other arrangements made.

4.  Finally, should you decide to place your dog on your own, please be responsible and have it spayed/neutered before it leaves your care. You should also conduct a home visit and check vet references before placing your dog. We certainly would!

 If you have any further questions, please contact your provincial coordinator.

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Donate to BROC!

We are currently working on donations on line and appreciate your interest and patience.  In the meantime please send your donations to

BULLMASTIFF RESCUE OF CANADA

912 Birch Ave Milton, Ontario

L9T 3Z2

Thank you for your generosity.. the dogs appreciate it :>))

Meadow

Meadow was found wandering in a ‘meadow’ (ok, a field in an industrial park) and was brought to the Oakville Humane Society by some concerned workers in the area.  Meadow was clearly a pet at some point and had basic obedience and house manners.  How she ended up so far from anywhere residential is anyone’s guess!  The shelter workers found Meadow to be calm, pleasant and friendly, and called BROC.  A home was found for Meadow quickly with a wonderful couple who were previous Bullmastiff owners.  Meadow is loving her new life and HUGE yard near Barrie, Ontario.

Meadow at shelter

Cisco

Cisco was an American Bullmastiff Association (ABA) Rescue dog from Ohio, that found his loving, forever home in Ontario, with BROC’s help.  Now Cisco is living the life he always deserved, as the cherished companion of Lori in Ottawa.

Below are some pictures of Cisco enjoying life….

Cisco getting ready for a winter hike in his snazzy new jacket!

Cisco taking a well-deserved nap.

Pepsi

Pepsi was an owner surrender to be put to sleep because of health issues….In reality she had pyometra which required that she be spayed, severe/ chronic ear and eye infections and was grossly underweight.  She is approximately 6 years old, 80 lbs and 23 ” tall at the shoulder.  Once BROC stepped in she was immediately spayed and her eyes and ears were treated with antibiotics.

Seeing how we don’t ususally get a very detailed history with abandoned animals, in Pepsi’s case we knew that she lived in a garage most of her life and was grossly underweight.  Once in her foster home she was tested in a variety of situations, she walked well on a buckle collar and happily hung out in a crate.

With all she has been through, her temperament is stable and laid back… definitely a sweety!

Thanks to our volunteers Brenda and Carlo Cassa, Pepsi was adopted by one of Brenda’s coworkers Sandra,  her husband Joe, their rescue male Tonka, a cat and a parrot!

Pepsi enjoyingthe Good Life!

Rex

December 15th – Rex has been adopted!!!  Below is an update from his new owner, Rob and family:

It has been approximately 4 months since we made Rex a part of our family and it has been excellent.  BROC, specifically Amy and David, were very accommodating as our family did its due diligence to ensure we were ready for another big animal in our home.  Of course there were a few anxious moments as we first introduced a new 110 lb. family member to our 8 lb. Yorkie however this wasn’t anything a 20 minute walk didn’t cure.

Since then Rex has settled in very nicely.  We continue to work to curb some of the less desirable behaviours, such as jumping up and counter surfing and he has made improvements in a fairly short period of time.  While intimidating in his bark and proportion, “Sexy Rexy” (as we call him) definitely is a lap dog trapped in a big dog’s body.  He’s a gentle giant who wants nothing more then to greet the family when we get home and spend time with you where ever you happen to be or whatever you happen to be doing.  Over the Easter weekend he was introduced to our cottage and while I’m not yet confident enough to allow him to roam freely for very long, he certainly seemed to enjoy the outdoors, laying in the sun and had his fill of turkey gravy on top of his regular food.  Maybe we will get him into the lake as things warm up in May and June.

Being a rescued animal meant we didn’t have the complete picture of what had happen to him in his past however what I think is more important is what he has to look forward to in his future.  He is a welcomed addition to our family and we are so happy to have been introduced to him through the agency.

Thanks again guys.

Rob Y.

November 11th Update

Well, had Rex weighed again this weekend, and he’s put on a little weight. I think his ideal is probably more like 110lb than 120lb.

He is definitely feeling much better now. My mix and him chase each other around the backyard playing tag now. My daughter (16) is comfortable with him roaming around and he has demonstrated that he is well adjusted in all respects. Being left behind is still a bit of an issue, but he is gradually relaxing there too.

Started him with recall this weekend, he responded so well that I let him and my mix run around on the front yard off leash. As soon as he stepped off the property he was called back and he responded by returning every time.

Had a little run in with a low flying hot air balloon and now he checks the sky before going out.

My mix and him have finally figured out that each have their own food dish and eat at the same time in the same room (separated by about 15 feet). Rex has figured out that the cooking in the kitchen often means things get dropped and will settle in quietly to wait. Although not what I would call an “Alpha” he is definitely sure of himself and wants to be the first at all things. He hasn’t demonstrated any aggressive tendencies, however my mix is a submissive dog.

This dog has lots of energy however will settle for long periods of time. Someone that likes to take long walks or have a dog that runs along side of them would be ideal. He is well behaved on a leash and can be walked either on a short leash or a retractable. He responded well to a choker too, although I don’t feel he needs it, so if that’s your preference with a large dog he won’t object.

November 9th Update

Just quick update about Rex:

He’s settling in nicely.  Still getting over the cough, but it is gradually going away.  His appetite is back and he’s putting on the weight again.  He’ll probably settle out at about 120lb as Amy said.

He is quite the affectionate boy, who loves company and gets excited to see you when you come in.

He knows the basic commands and learns fast.  He is happy to sit or lie at your feet while you’re busy.

He also has shown signs that he is willing to tell you when you have visitors … making sure we know when the paperboy, mailman and courageous squirrel has gotten too close to the front of the house.  Don’t get me wrong, he’s not a big barker, but will let out the occasional “woof” to tell you he’s on the job.

Unfortunately with a new baby on the way, plans for a bitch in the spring, we can’t keep him.  He’ll make someone a wonderful pet who will keep you company as well make you feel safe while out on your walks.  His brindle colouring has gotten lots of comments too.

Mia

Mia has been adopted!!!  After 6 months in their home as a foster dog, James and Aileen have decided they simply can’t let her go now and have officially adopted Mia.  She’s such a sweet, friendly, happy senior girl, we can certainly see why they’ve become so attached.  We’ve heard Mia’s younger brother “Bono” is happy too!  Thanks so much for giving Mia the home she always deserved.

For those of you who haven’t followed Mia’s story, Mia was surrendered to a shelter at 8-9 years of age, after her owner could no longer care for her.  The shelter staff found her to be well-mannered, friendly and happy so despite her age, thought she’d be a good candidate for adoption through BROC.  We’re happy to report they were right and Mia is starting life anew in 2011!

Leah

Leah was an owner-surrender to BROC.  Although she has excessive white, she is indeed a purebred Bullmastiff.  We saw the paperwork!  😉

After being socialized and trained by the good people at MonStars Mastiff Rescue, Leah was adopted to her new home.  As you can see from the photos below, she loves trail walking with her new brother and is toned and trim from all the exercise.  Thanks to all the BROC and MonStars volunteers who collaborated and created another rescue success story.

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