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.

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Sullivan

Sullivan
2017-014

Quick Adoption Overview
Currently on medical hold
DOB April 2, 2010 - 7 years old
Good with dogs and cats
Child-free home only
Located in Mississaugua, 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 sweet.

He previously lived with another male Newf and the pair got along well.  He has also lived peacefully with cats.

We are working to clear up some skin issues, and will neuter him once he is all healed up.
More details will be posted as we get to know Sulli.
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, June 24, 2017

Sadie

Sadie
2017-013

I have been adopted!

Quick Adoption Overview
DOB September 26, 2015
Located in Mississauga, ON
Good with well mannered dogs
Not suited to a home with young children -- she needs to work on her manners!
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 Sadie
This lovely young gal is a new arrival in our program and is getting settled into her foster home.  She is friendly and social, gets along well with other dogs and is cute as can be!

Sadie came to us when her owners found that her exercise and training needs were more than they could handle.  Sadie knows some basic commands, but needs to work on her leash manners, keeping all four feet on the floor when greeting people, and general manners.  With a bit of work, and loads of opportunities to play and exercise, Sadie will blossom into a wonderful gal!

Sadie shares a foster home with other dogs and is playful and gets along well with everyone.  She would be happy to join a home with another friendly and gentle canine playmate to romp and play with. 

Sadie is currently being treated for an infection in her foot/leg due to a cut on her foot.  If all heals up nicely we are planning to spay her on July 6th.  She will be ready to join her adoptive family once she has healed from surgery, approximately 2 weeks post-op.

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.

Sunday, June 4, 2017

Miya

 Miya
2017-012
Quick Adoption Overview
Available for Adoption
DOB September 22, 2008 - 8 years old
Located in Thornhill, ON
Fenced yard required
Adult only home
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 Miya
This adorable love bug is sweet as can be, friendly and social.  She has nice house manners and enjoys the comforts of home.  She loves to be petted and adored, knows some basic commands, and is a mellow, gentle companion.


Miya gets along with well mannered large dogs and is currently living with a male lab in her foster home.   We are told she prefers the company of males, and we have not tested her with any females.  She does not seem to enjoy the company of small dogs, particularity those who are yappy or in her face.  She'd probably be thrilled to be an only dog, or join a family with a mellow older male who won't pester her.

This cutie is best suited to an adult only home.  She does not enjoy spending time with children and prefers a calm, quiet household.  She'd be a great match for a mature owner who wants a quiet companion.


Miya, along with her brother Chevy, arrived in our care after the death of their owner. On intake her bloodwork showed some concerns; an ultrasound was done and no issues were found.  We have gone through some treatments and are delighted that her blood values have returned to normal!  Miya is now ready to find her forever home.

She is spayed and current on vaccines.  Maya has an old knee injury that has been left untreated and can no longer be repaired, so pain meds and joint supplements, along with some weight loss and muscle building, will go a long way for Miya.  A home without a lot of stairs will be best for her.

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.

Chevy

 Chevy
2017-011

July 14, 2017 Chevy was adopted!

Quick Adoption Overview
DOB November 15, 2008 - 8 years old
Adult only home
Located in Port Perry
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 Chevy

Chevy is a big teddy bear who loves attention,  has loads of love to give, and is friendly as can be. This handsome fella gets along with everyone he meets and is a mellow, quiet sweetheart who is looking for someone to give him loads of TLC.


Chevy, along with his sister Miya, came to us when their owner passed away.   This sweet guy was in pretty rough shape but is starting to feel better.  Unfortunately we were not able to save his coat and he had to be shaved due to severe matting.

Chevy is looking for a home where he will not need to climb many stairs since he has mobility issues.  At the moment Chevy is obese, which is making his orthopedic issues far worse than they would otherwise be.  Currently tipping the scales at 186 lbs, he is in need of some serious weight loss.  His extra weight, in addition to a previously untreated knee injury, arthritis, and lack of muscle are making it difficult for Chevy to get around.  With his knee injury being left untreated for so long, he is not a candidate for surgery to correct it.  With pain meds he is feeling better, but is still slow to get around which is making weight loss a challenge.   We have added some new meds to see if we can get him feeling loads better so he can work harder on his exercise.   Chevy will require pain meds for the rest of his life to ensure that he is comfortable.

Chevy loves people, likes to cuddle and get belly rubs, and is a total love bug.  Given his ortho needs, and sensitivity to having his sore knees touched, he is better suited to a home without young children.

Hey you, get pettin'
Chevy is fine living with cats, and could join a home with another mellow, well socialized dog.  He is not interested in living with a dog who is going to pester him!  He would also be very delighted to be the only dog in the family.

Given Chevy's ongoing health needs our usual adoption fee is waived, and we ask instead for a donation of his adopter's choice.

Intake day -- in need of a groom
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, June 1, 2017

Lucy

Lucy
2017-010
July 1, 2017: I was adopted!

Quick Adoption Overview
DOB September 24, 2008 - 8 years old
Gets along with well mannered dogs
Located in Toronto
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.

Lucy is a sweet and sensitive gal who has loads of love to give.  She is gentle and well behaved, knows her basic commands, has great house manners and is a quiet, easy going gal.  She is a social butterfly who loves to stop and say help to everyone she meets, a real sweetheart!

She came to us when her loving owner had changes in his life that made it impossible for Lucy to stay with him.  She is a loving Newf who has known only kindness in her life and she is looking for a nice, quiet family to call her own.
Lucy is spayed and current on vaccines.  She gets along well despite having an old knee injury that was not repaired.  Maintaining a healthy body weight and taking joint supplements really helps her along nicely.


She is not a fan of slippery flooring surfaces and can be a bit nervous walking in new places, but overall she has good mobility and thoroughly enjoys going for a stroll around the neighbourhood! 

This lovable girl would be a great companion for a family looking for a lower energy companion to spend their days with.

Lucy is being fostered in Toronto; her approved adopters will be required to pick her up in person.


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.

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Triton

 Triton
2017-009
Quick Adoption Overview
Available for Adoption
DOB Nov 18, 2013 - just about 4 yrs old
Located in Waterdown, ON
Best suited to adult only home
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 Triton

This friendly and affectionate fella is sweet as can be, and looking for a very special family to call his own. Triton knows basic commands and is well mannered in the house, gets along nicely with other dogs, and is a very sweet boy.   He is also good with cats -- way to go Triton!

 
  

He has a very silly side to him and is playful and fun loving.  He likes to go for walks, enjoys swimming, and has recently taken up camping and paddle boarding!  Always up for an adventure, Triton is eager to get out and have fun with his family.

Did we mention that he is ridiculously cute too?  What a ham!


Triton arrived in our care with a long history of recurring vomiting, with no diagnosis confirmed.  Upon intake into our program he was taken to the vet for diagnostics and our suspicions were confirmed -- Triton has a condition called megaesophagus (ME).  This is a condition that will require lifelong management, necessitating that he sit in an upright position while eating and for a period of time after eating to ensure that his food travels to his stomach. To learn more about ME visit this link.

We have run further testing and have ruled out Myasthenia Gravis as the underlying cause, so that is very good news! 


We have come up with a feeding and water regimen that is working wonders for him.  Hooray for his awesome foster family, they have made great progress with Triton!  He is feeling great now,  is full of beans and playful, enjoying life and thriving!

We are looking for a very special adopter to open their hearts to this boy and give him the care he needs.  This adopter will be someone who has the time to give a little extra TLC to Triton, and who is committed to following his feeding protocols to ensure that he is able to hold his food down and remain healthy.  His routine to keep him healthy takes about 20 minutes twice a day.

Triton is a Newf who will need to be with his family much of the time, as he requires supervision with ALL food and water intake and should not have free access to either.  Because extra care needs to be taken to ensure that food and water passes through his esophagus to his stomach, he is not a good candidate for doggie daycare or a home with numerous dogs where there is free access to water bowls, etc.  Triton eats sitting in a special chair modified just for him, and this ensures that he stays in an upright position to allow his food to move to his stomach.  His foster family will provide full training to his adopters, and his chair will go with him.

 

We're sending out a huge thank you to Iron Will Raw for generously sponsoring Triton while he is in foster care by providing their raw food for him.  Quality raw food brings great benefits for Triton by decreasing his water intake needs with natural moisture, boosting his immune system, as well as other health benefits from a species appropriate diet. Thanks to Domestic Carnivore in Dundas for making this sponsorship possible.
Goofy boy!
Triton is located in Waterdown, ON. His approved adopters will be required to pick him up in person.

He is suited to an adult only home.

Due to his health condition, our standard adoption donation will be waived.


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.
 

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Sarah

Sarah
2017-008
UPDATE:  Sarah has joined her future adoptive family on a foster-to-adopt placement pending recovery from her surgeries.


Quick Adoption Overview
DOB  August 15, 2016
Located in Mississaugua, ON

On medical hold pending elbow surgery - donations towards Sarah's care are greatly appreciated

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 Sarah
This cutie is currently on medical hold awaiting surgery.

Xrays show that she has bilateral elbow dysplasia and that arthroscopic surgery of both elbows is required for Fragmented Coronoid Process (FCP). On top of this we will also be doing an Ulnar Ostectomy (UO) as her left leg/paw is angled out and needs to be corrected.  Given her young age, Sarah's prognosis following recovery from surgery is excellent.

The hope is that her surgeon can fix both elbows and do the UO at the same time, but he won't know for sure until he scopes her right elbow during the surgery. Worst case she will have 2 surgeries with the first correcting the left elbow and doing the UO on the left leg. The second surgery would be done 6-8 weeks later on the right elbow - her right leg/foot are growing normally. Total recovery time regardless of number of surgeries is 4 months.

Donations towards the cost of Sarah's care are greatly appreciated.  Please visit our Donation Page for details on how to make your tax deductible donation.

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.

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Emma

 Emma
2017-005

Apr 26:  I was adopted!

Quick Adoption Overview
DOB July 22, 2010
Good with dogs
Good with dog savvy cats
Kid friendly
Located in Mississauga
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 Emma

This gorgeous gal is pretty much perfect and is looking for an equally awesome family to call her own. Emma is well mannered, friendly as can be, a total love-bug who enjoys snuggle time on the couch, belly rubs and lots of lovin'.


She gets along well with other sociable dogs, is fine around cats, and is sweet as can be!

Emma has known much love in her life, and came to us when he owner's life circumstances changed and they were not able to meet her needs. They made the heartbreaking decision to turn her over to us to find her a wonderful, loving family.

Emma is looking for a family where someone will be around most of the time, and where she will be included in all aspects of family life.  She is a social butterfly who loves to be with her peeps!

She is in good health, has been spayed and is ready to find her perfect family.

An adoption donation applies.


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.

Monday, April 17, 2017

Mason

 
Mason
2017-007

I WAS ADOPTED!


Quick Adoption Overview
DOB May 2016
Located in Toronto
Could join a home with another well mannered dog
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 Mason

This sweet boy is a a typical adolescent puppy…big and goofy! He is friendly and affectionate, sometimes forgets to turn his brain on, and is generally a sweet fella' who likes to have fun!

Mason needs lots of mental stimulation and long walks to keep him calm and relaxed; after this he is super chilled-out and happy to hang out/nap.  Typical of a young Newf,  Mason will show shoe-stealing, mouthing, general  puppy trouble-making antics when he’s ready for the next round of activities.  As the saying goes, a well exercised dog is a well behaved dog!


He is fast learner and will obey commands readily as long as he is not distracted. He appears to be treat motivated and his foster parents are working on his listening skills while distracted (ie. getting him to sit when he sees other dogs instead of leaning into his leash and pulling).

Basic “come, sit, lie down, stay” commands seem to be pretty good, again as long as he is not distracted. On leash he pulls really hard but mellows into the walk so this needs to be worked on. He also pulls and jumps when meeting people which will be addressed in foster care.

His foster parents have been working on his “watching” skills at the end of their walks. Mason seems to like sitting in the busy park watching people, dogs, activities. He does and not seem to get overly excited even when tempting squirrels cross his path. What a good boy!

Mason likes to romp and play with other well socialized dogs, so he would be happy to join a family with another canine companion who already has solid training in place.  Playing with other dogs is great for him to learn appropriate bite inhibition as he is still a bit mouthy. 



He loves meeting kids but his enthusiasm can be a bit much.  He is jumpy, can be mouthy and generally excitable. Once he has his commands locked down he'll be fine with older, dog savvy kids.

Mason is being fostered in Toronto, ON; his approved adopters will be required to pick him up in person.  An adoption donation of $500 will apply, plus a refundable $250 neuter-security deposit which will be reimbursed once he is neutered at the appropriate age (24 months of age for a giant breed male) as per our spay/neuter contract.

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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.