About Newf Friends

Newf Friends Newfoundland Dog Rescue is a volunteer run, foster home based rescue group for Newfoundland Dogs in need in Ontario, Canada.
We place Newfs into carefully screened homes in Ontario and surrounding provinces and states.

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Thursday, January 30, 2020

About Newf Friends


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Surrendering your Newf:
If you're thinking about rehoming your Newf you can reach us by email at newf.friends@gmail.com

Adopting:

If you're interested in adopting a Newf visit our AVAILABLE DOGS page for a list of the Newfs who are currently available.  Our adoption application can be found on the Contact Us and Forms page. Be sure to review our a FAQ page to learn more about our adoption procedures and policies.

If you are looking for a puppy please read our IDENTIFYING BACK-YARD-BREEDERS page, and be sure to visit our BREEDER REFERRAL page to see a list of reputable NDCC breeders who have upcoming litters.

Volunteering and Fostering:
Interested in joining our team of volunteers? Click here for more information.

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Comet

 
Comet
2017-033

Quick Adoption Overview
DOB November 3, 2012 -- 5 years old
Good with dogs
Good with dog savvy cats - can be a bit enthusiastic in his greetings
Located in Thornhill
Fenced yard required
Before applying to adopt a dog or emailing us with questions, please read the dog's entire bio and review our FAQ page.  Emails asking questions that are answered on that page will not be responded to.
All about Comet
This love-bug is a new arrival in our program and is making himself right at home with his foster family.  He is sweet as can be, gets along with everyone he meets, and is going to make someone a wonderful companion.

Comet walks nicely on leash, is housebroken and is a mellow boy.  He is eager to please and enjoys spending time with his family.  A sensitive soul, he is loving and affectionate and responds well to a kind, gentle approach.  He just wants to be loved!


This fella' has been through a lot in his few years.  He was returned to his breeder in 2016 due to inability to meet his needs, and then was rehomed promptly to a new family.  This new family soon discovered that he was both heartworm and lyme positive and they kindly took care of his health needs over the last year getting him all fixed up.  He came to us through no fault of his own when his new owners found his needs were more than they could manage.  They made the loving decision to have him come to our program so that his perfect forever home could be found.

Comet has now been to the vet and we are waiting on bloodwork results to confirm that all is well.  Results should be back on Oct 16.  An update will be posted once we have the results.

He is neutered and UTD on vaccines.

He tips the scales at 163 lbs and needs to drop about 30 lbs.  He has some minor back and right hip pain, but his mobility is good.  With weight loss and muscle build-up he should show great improvement.  At the moment his stamina is not great but every day he can walk a bit further and as the pounds melt off and he gets in shape he will improve by leaps and bounds.

To be considered for adopting a dog through Newf Friends please submit a completed application, which can be found on the CONTACT US/FORMS page. Before completing an application or emailing us with questions, please review our FAQ page.  As outlined on our FAQ page, applicants who do not meet our adoption requirements (ie. no fenced play area, living in an apartment building, having young children, etc.) will not be considered -- please do not email us asking us to make an exception.

Saturday, September 23, 2017

Shadow

 
Shadow
2017-025 

october 14: adoption pending
Quick Adoption Overview
DOB October 10, 2007
Located in Kitchener, ON
Good with dogs and cats
Good with kids
Fenced yard required
Before applying to adopt a dog or emailing us with questions, please read the dog's entire bio and review our FAQ page.  Emails asking questions that are answered on that page will not be responded to.


All about Shadow
This sweet boy arrived in our care on Sept 23 and is getting settled in his foster home.  He is a well mannered boy who has known much love in his life, and is very affectionate and friendly.  He loves to get attention, and is full of kisses!  What a sweet fella!

Shadow knows basic commands, and is a lovely boy who will make a great companion for one lucky family.  He came into our care following the passing of his owner.

He is a spirited boy who appears to be in great shape and acts much younger than 10 years old. 

He has now been vetted and has undergone surgery to remove numerous rotten teeth.  He should be feeling good as new very soon!

To be considered for adopting a dog through Newf Friends please submit a completed application, which can be found on the CONTACT US/FORMS page. Before completing an application or emailing us with questions, please review our FAQ page.  As outlined on our FAQ page, applicants who do not meet our adoption requirements (ie. no fenced play area, living in an apartment building, having young children, etc.) will not be considered -- please do not email us asking us to make an exception.

Thursday, September 7, 2017

Newf mix pups


Two female pups still available
(5 pups have approved homes)
Puppy pile, also includes a Basset pup that was available for adoption through our parent organization HART
www.hartdogrescue.ca
Quick Adoption Overview
DOB July 31, 2017
See details below for location
US adopters will NOT be considered due to border regulations
Homes where the pups will be left more than 4 hours in a day will not be considered
Preference given to homes without children under the age of 8 (see below)
Fenced yard required, no exceptions

Before applying to adopt a dog or emailing us with questions, review our FAQ page.  Emails asking questions that are answered on that page will not be responded to.
Please Read
This litter of pups and their mom (Mocha the brown Newf listed here) were surrendered to us when the pups were 3 weeks old.  The sire of the litter is believed to be a Lab, but the surrendering owner could not say with total certainty; it is possible that the sire was a Newf.  We expect the pups to mature to be in the 100 lbs range.


These pups have been raised in an enriched indoor environment since they arrived in our care at 3 weeks of age, and have been very well socialized with dogs of all sizes, with cats, and with people.  Great care has been taken to expose these pups to a variety of different people and things to help ensure that they are confident and have a good foundation of experiences prior to adoption.  Preference will be given to families who have the time and experience to carry on with this work and properly train, socialize and care for their pup to ensure that it matures into a well mannered adult.   

Homes where there is another well socialized, well mannered adult dog will be our first choice as these pups will all benefit from growing up with another dog for companionship and as a role model. Homes without other pets will need to have a well thought out, solid plan in place for ongoing socialization.

Puppies require a large time commitment from owners;  families who have very busy schedules where the pup will be left alone all day are not a suitable match for a Newf pup.  No puppy wants to be in a cage for 8 hours!
 

Raising a puppy is hugely rewarding but takes much time and energy from all members of the family.  Newfs in particular are very slow maturing and can be quite rambunctious as puppies requiring a lot of training during the first 2 years of their life.  As such, families with young children under the age of 8 aren't suited; the only exception would be families who have EXTENSIVE giant breed experience and children over 6 yrs who are exceptionally dog savvy.  It's important that all family members are mature enough to play an active and consistent role in the training and raising of a puppy.   This criteria is in place based on having hundreds of Newfs surrendered to our rescue group over the years and consistently seeing the challenges that families raising a young dog with young children face, and the very high rate of surrender by families with young children.  


These pups will be available to homes within a 5 hour drive of their foster location -- US adopters will not be considered due to vaccine requirements at the border.  We do NOT administer the rabies vaccine to pups under 6 months of age, so these pups can not cross the border.  This is for the health of the puppy.

The pups will be placed with a strictly enforced non-breeding contract and spay/neuter agreement.  Their adoption fee of $800 includes a spay/neuter deposit which will be reimbursed if requested at time of surgery once the pup is old enough.

There are 2 of the 7 pups still available

2017-019 Fern (black female) - located in Bancroft - sweet and sassy!
Fern is a confident, independent pup who is full of puppy enthusiasm and ready to join her forever home.  Yep, she petty much always has her tongue sticking out -- so cute!

Green girl 27 days old
Green girl 34 days old
41 days old
8 weeks

2017-023 Stevie (black female) located in Guelph - lovable girl
After a slow start Stevie has caught up to the other pups and is a normal, happy puppy. She is still small, only 5 lbs at 8 weeks of age, but quite lively and clever. She loves to eat and is gaining at a healthy rate. 
Beige Girl 27 days old

Beige girl 34 days old
41 days old

59 days old




2017-020 Brown Female, orange collar - located in Bancroft - total love bug - ADOPTED
Orange Girl 27 days old
Orange girl 34 days old
41 days old
 2017-021 Black Female, pink collar - located in Bancroft - big personality!
ADOPTED

Pink Girl 27 days old

Pink 34 days old
41 days old

2017-022 Black Female, watermelon collar - located in Guelph - sweet as pie -ADOPTED
Watermelon Girl 27 days old
Watermelon 34 days old
41 days old

59 days old



2017-024 Black Female, black collar - located in Guelph - adorable pup. ADOPTED
Black Girl 27 days old

Black girl 34 days
41 days old
59 days old




2017-018 Brown Male, blue collar located in Guelph, ON - a bit of a shy fella'
update -ADOPTION PENDING
MALE 27 days old

Male 34 days old
41 days old
59 days old


Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Mocha

Mocha
2017-017

Quick Adoption Overview
DOB January 2, 2016
Located in Bolton
Available for adoption
Good with dogs
Good with cats
Fenced yard required
Before applying to adopt a dog or emailing us with questions, please read the dog's entire bio and review our FAQ page.  Emails asking questions that are answered on that page will not be responded to.
All about Mocha
This lovable girl is a typical velcro newf who wants to be right by her foster mom's side, and get loads and loads of belly rubs.  She is a total love bug who craves attention and is pretty sure that everyone she meets wants to be her new best friend! 

Mocha is learning how to be a well mannered gal, but still has much to learn.  She received no training prior to her surrender, she had not even been in a collar before we picked her up!  She is learning all about living indoors, learning commands, practicing walking on leash, and figuring out how to greet people without jumping on them and knocking them over!   She is a work in progress, but is sweet, eager to please, and will soon blossom into the great dog she is meant to be.  Mocha is already making fabulous progress with her training. What a good girl!

An owner who has time to train Mocha, attend obedience classes and give her the structure and opportunities to learn will be the best match for her.  She likes children but due to her jumpy/pushy behaviour is not suited to a home with very young kids who would easily be knocked over.

Mocha gets along with well mannered dogs, but can be easily overwhelmed with a large number of dogs around.  She would be happy to join a home with one or two gentle dogs, or would be equally happy to be the only dog in the family.  She pays no attention to cats so could join a home with a feline pal.

This young gal had a litter of pups shortly before coming into our care.  She h as now been spayed and is healed up and ready to find her perfect forever family.

Mocha has received a full vet check including vaccines and bloodwork.  She is a small girl weighing just over 80 lbs and appears to be in good health.

An adoption donation of $500 will apply.




To be considered for adopting a dog through Newf Friends please submit a completed application, which can be found on the CONTACT US/FORMS page. Before completing an application or emailing us with questions, please review our FAQ page.  As outlined on our FAQ page, applicants who do not meet our adoption requirements (ie. no fenced play area, living in an apartment building, having young children, etc.) will not be considered -- please do not email us asking us to make an exception.

Thursday, August 24, 2017

Gerald

 
Gerald
2017-016

ADOPTED Aug 27/17
Quick Adoption Overview
2 years old
Located in Ottawa
Good with dogs
Good with cats
Fenced yard required
Before applying to adopt a dog or emailing us with questions, please read the dog's entire bio and review our FAQ page.  Emails asking questions that are answered on that page will not be responded to.
All about Gerald
What a catch!!!!  This adorable boy is sweet as can be, gets along nicely with everyone he meets, is mild mannered and gentle, and is looking for his perfect forever family.  Gerald is a sweet fella' who loves to hang out with his family and get loads of love and attention.

He came to us through no fault of his own when his owner's living arrangements changed and they were no longer able to keep him.  He would be happiest in a home where someone is around most of the time, and Gerald would love to have another friendly and playful dog as a companion.

This young fella' is in need of some structure and basic training -- he is an expert counter surfer, and  can be a little guardy with other dogs around very high value items (like potato chips, naughty boy!).  A Nothing in Life is Free regimen is exactly what he needs.  With a bit of training he will blossom into a wonderful, well mannered Newf.

He is neutered and appears to be in good health. His vaccines are current.



To be considered for adopting a dog through Newf Friends please submit a completed application, which can be found on the CONTACT US/FORMS page. Before completing an application or emailing us with questions, please review our FAQ page.  As outlined on our FAQ page, applicants who do not meet our adoption requirements (ie. no fenced play area, living in an apartment building, having young children, etc.) will not be considered -- please do not email us asking us to make an exception.

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Sullivan

Sullivan
2017-014

Quick Adoption Overview
DOB April 2, 2010 - 7 years old
Good with dogs and cats
Child-free home only
Located in Mississauga, ON
Fenced yard required
Before applying to adopt a dog or emailing us with questions, please read the dog's entire bio and review our FAQ page.  Emails asking questions that are answered on that page will not be responded to.

All about Sullivan
This sweet boy arrived in our care on Aug 16 and is getting himself settled into foster care.  He is an energetic boy who is young for his age, and is super adorable.  He has nice house manners, is friendly and affectionate, and will make a great companion for someone looking for a buddy to hang around with.


He previously lived with another male Newf and the pair got along well so he could join a home with another dog, or he would be equally happy being the only dog.  He has also lived peacefully with cats.

Sully does not enjoy being around young kids who are running about near him, or pestering him.  He is best suited to an adult only home.
Skin on intake
On arrival Sullivan was showing some skin issues that have been a chronic seasonal problem, as well as a very severe painful ear infection.  He is being treated for the infections and we have taken him for a consult with a specialist and have a solid action plan in place.  Sulli is responding very well already, his skin is clearing and he is feeling loads better.  Hooray! 


His next follow-up appointment will be October 18, then he is good to go.   It is expected that Sulli will require some ongoing medication and topical treatments (perhaps regular medicated baths) to prevent the recurrence of issues throughout his life.

To be considered for adopting a dog through Newf Friends please submit a completed application, which can be found on the CONTACT US/FORMS page. Before completing an application or emailing us with questions, please review our FAQ page.  As outlined on our FAQ page, applicants who do not meet our adoption requirements (ie. no fenced play area, living in an apartment building, having young children, etc.) will not be considered -- please do not email us asking us to make an exception.