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.
Established in 2008.

Follow us on Facebook for daily updates
Also find us on
Instagram https://www.instagram.com/newffriends/
Twitter @NewfFriends

Visit our Frequently Asked Questions page for general information about our program and our adoption policies and procedures.



Thursday, January 30, 2020

About Newf Friends


Follow us on Facebook for daily updates and to hear about all of the happenings at Newf Friends Newfoundland Dog Rescue www.facebook.com/NewfFriends/

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.

Monday, April 2, 2018

Rhue


Rhue
2018-008

On medical hold due to severe joint pain and morbid obesity

Quick Adoption Overview
DOB May 5, 2014
Newf x Pyr
Located in Thornhill, ON
Playful 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 Rhue

This sweet girl is a friendly and affectionate Newf x Pyr cross who is pretty as can be!  Rhue has nice house manners, knows some basic commands and is a gentle girl.  



She came to our program when her owner moved into an apartment building that was not a suitable environment for her.  She has settled into her foster home nicely and is doing well with the adjustment.

Rhue has previously lived with other dogs with no issues.  She met the dogs in her foster home without incident and has been fine going out walking with them, etc.  She is showing some anxiety when the dogs approach her space when indoors, this is likley partially due to her experiencing pain (see below).  Further assessment pending.
 


Rhue has been spayed and is current on vaccines. Bloodwork results for thyroid function, tick-borne illness and HW are pending.

She is morbidly obese and as a result, her mobility is not very good.  Coupled with bilateral knee injuries that were left untreated, Rhue has been living with chronic pain for some time.  She also appears to have shoulder and perhaps hip issues, but due to her obesity, it is very difficult to get a proper assessment.

Our priority for the short term is to manage her pain.  If we are successful in controlling pain then we will work on weight loss, and once successful at that we will re-evaluate her mobility, complete x-rays and determine what if anything can be done to help Rhue.  A combination of pain, anti-inflammatory medication and supplements have been started with the hope of giving Rhue a chance at a happy, pain-free life.

Updates to follow.

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, March 22, 2018

Sky

SKY
2018-007

Quick Adoption Overview
DOB April 14, 2013
Good with cats
Good 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.
All about Sky
Hanging out at class, what a good boy!

This handsome landseer is a friendly fellow who is eager to please and quick to learn.  He knows some basic commands and is sweet and affectionate.  He has nice house manners and is a lovable boy.

This well-traveled boy came to Canada from Belgium and has enjoyed many adventures in his 5 years.   He came to us through no fault of his own when his owner moved back overseas and was unable to take him.  He is currently living with his dog sitter.

What a cutie!

He has lived happily with cats and is fine with well-mannered dogs.  He can get a little excited when meeting new dogs but redirects very well and is happy to work for treats!  Good boy!

Sky has been vaccinated and his recent bloodwork showed no issues.  Sky has now been neutered and will be ready to join an adoptive home shortly.

We had hip xrays performed on him due to his slightly odd gait and him favouring his left side when standing. He has mild dysplasia in his hips, although his mobility is not compromiseed and he can happily romp and play without issue.  He will be a good candidate for joint supplements and exercises to target building his hip muscles and to ensure good muscle support to his knees to prevent future injuries.



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, March 11, 2018

Rose

ROSE
2018-006


Quick Adoption Overview
DOB February 8, 2017
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 Rose
This sweet 1-year-old gal is a real catch!  Well mannered, gentle and lovable as can be, Rose will be the perfect addition to a loving family who has some time to work on her socialization.

She knows basic commands, walks nicely on leash, has lovely house manners, and is an all-around wonderful gal.  Sure, she has her moments of puppy silliness, but she is eager to please and quick to learn.


Rose gets along with well-mannered dogs and could happily join a home with dogs, cats or other critters.  She is gentle and friendly and such a good girl!  Here she is with her foster sister Peggy (Rose on the left, Peggy on the right.)


She can be a bit nervous when meeting new dogs and people, but with continued socialization we expect her confidence to increase greatly.  Her awesome foster parents have been taking her to classes to improve her social skills.  An adoptive family who are committed to continuing on with her training will be ideal for her.

Rose came to us when her owners were not able to meet her health needs.  They made the loving decision to surrender her to our program so that we could get to the bottom of her recurring bladder infections and get her on the road to good health.

Rose underwent surgery to correct her inverted vulva that we suspect might be the cause of the recurring infections.  She is now healed form the surgery and we will monitor to see if that solved the issue, otherwise, she will likely need to be on prescription food to maintain urinary health.  Updates to follow. 


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.

Friday, February 23, 2018

Bentley


Bentley
2018-004

Available for adoption

Quick Adoption Overview
DOB 7 years old
Located in Barrie, 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 Bentley

This sweet fellow arrived in our care on February 21 and has settled nicely into his foster home.  We are told he is a Newf/Mastiff/Bernese Mountain Dog mix.  Whatever he is, he's a cutie!


Bentley has nice house manners and is a gentle, friendly boy.  He is sweet and affectionate, calm and well mannered and an all-around great catch.  He enjoys meeting new people and getting loads of love!



He greets other dogs nicely, although does not who interest in spending time with other dogs and would prefer that dogs leave him alone.  He would be delighted to be the only dog in his family!

He does become excited on-leash when he sees a dog (he is excited to greet them) but his foster family have been working on this and he has been doing very well.  His leash manners have really come along nicely.  Good boy Bentley! 


Bentley and his brother were turned over to a shelter when their owner passed away.  We were asked by the shelter to bring the boys into our care......how could we say no to these faces?


 

Bentley has been neutered and brought up to date on vaccines. He has some minor skiin issues which we have been working to address and he has shown great improvement.


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, February 11, 2018

Freja

Freja
2018-003

Meet and Greet Pending

Quick Adoption Overview
DOB January 22, 2015 -- 3 yrs old
Located in Cambridge, ON
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 Freja

This sweet girl arrived in our care on February 10 and is thriving in the care of her foster family.  She is a sweet and friendly Newf who knows some basic commands and loves to get loads of attention.


Her original owners rehomed her themselves on Facebook late last year, but the people who acquired her were unable to resolve some housebreaking issues when she was left home alone, so they surrendered her to us.  Her foster family has successfully resolved these issues and Freja is doing great!


Freja has some mild separation anxiety issues and can become stressed when left alone, particularly if she is crated.  Her foster family have been working hard to resolve this and Freja is now able to spend a few hours at home alone without issue.  Good girl Freja!

Having said that, she would be happiest in a home where someone is around a good portion of the time -- long days alone (more than 4 hours) would be rough for her.  Her ideal adopters will have the time to continue to work with Freja to build her confidence and help her reach her full potential.


A Nothing in Life is Free approach works wonders for this girl and all dogs who come into our program.


Freja gets along well with other dogs and has happily had some play sessions with the resident Newf at her foster home.  She is far more focused on people than dogs but does find the company of another dog when her foster family are out to be of great comfort.  For this reason we feel she is better suited to a home with another dog.

She is also well mannered around cats so could join a home with a feline pal.  Good girl Freja!


She has nice manners, knows basic commands and is a gentle, friendly girl.

Freja has been spayed and is UTD on vaccines.
Update April 1:  Freja is currently being treated for a UTI; it is possible that she may require prescription food to prevent recurring infections.

An adoption donation 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.

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Peggy


Peggy
2018-002

March 17, 2018:  I was adopted!

Quick Adoption Overview
DOB April 2013
Located in Mississauga, ON
Good with dogs
Good with 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 Peggy

This adorable Newf/Lab mix is sweet as pie, affectionate, friendly and looking for love. She is a well-mannered girl who has lots of love to give, and is a truly great catch!

Those eyes! Swoon!
Peggy has been a well-loved gal who came to us through no fault of her own due to changes in her owner's life. She loves to lounge on the couch, get belly rubs, be brushed and generally showered with attention. 


Woot!  Playtime in the snow!
She enjoys romping in the snow and chasing squirrels, going for long walks, and exploring every nook and cranny of her backyard. Someone who likes to get out and go for walks will be a great match for her. Her leash manners need a little fine tuning but are not too bad overall.

Peggy's seems to know a few commands but needs some work to ensure that she follows direction when told to rather than "thinking about it" for a bit, before complying. (Must be the Lab in her!) Her foster family will start working on this right away. She is very food motivated so should be easy to work with.
Oh, that smile! Such a sweet gal!
She could join a home with another well-mannered companion to play with or would be equally happy being the only dog in the household. She'd prefer a home without a young hooligan who will be in her face pestering her though. A nice, gentle playmate would be best

Peggy is spayed and has been brought UTD on her vaccines. Her bloodwork is all normal and she appears to be in good health other than needing to drop a few pounds. She is a Newf mix, about the size of a retriever.

An adoption donation of $400 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.



Friday, January 26, 2018

Iggy

IGGY  
(2017-029)  

March 29/18:  Iggy has an approved home lined up pending his next ultrasound results.

Jan 20/18
Quick Adoption Overview 
  • DOB September 24, 2017 
  • Diagnosed with Moderate-Severe Subaortic Stenosis 
  • Iggy is located in Bancroft, ON - we will consider applications from families within a 1-day drive (ideally under 5 hours, but will consider up to 8 hours).  
  • Homes where Iggy will be left more than 4 hours total in a day will not be considered
  • Preference given to homes without children under the age of 8 
  • Iggy is suited to a home with another dog for him to play with
  • Fenced yard required, no exception
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 Iggy

Iggy's mom Carlie was surrendered to our program when she was several weeks pregnant.  Iggy and his littermates were born in our care and raised in a loving foster home.  Visit this page to learn all about the whole litter and the enriched environment Iggy was raised in, and to see weekly photos of Iggy during the first 10 weeks of his life before he moved to his current foster home.
Mar 11/18
Iggy is a social, fun loving boy who LOVES to be around people, and is an expert snuggler!  He is quick to learn and very motivated to please.  Iggy is learning his basic commands, has nice leash manners, is crate trained and house-trained.  What a smart boy!
Jan 18/18

Iggy is a soft tempered boy who is sweet and sensitive and gentle as can be.  He is a total love who wants no trouble, is quiet and well mannered, and very intelligent. He is a typical gentle giant and will make the right family a wonderful companion.
He plays nicely with other dogs and loves to wrestle and romp around.  He happily shares his toys (even his favourite stuffed skunk!) and enjoys having many playmates.  He lives with 4 other dogs and has many other canine pals visit for playdates regularly.  Iggy loves to curl up with his housemates for a good snuggle after a play session and always wants to be near his foster brothers.  
He is looking for a home where he will have another well-mannered dog to play with.  We are not considering homes where he will be the only dog.

Hanging out with one of his foster brothers, Jan 18/18
Iggy enjoys casual walks through the woods, snout wars with his brothers, wrestling matches, and general puppy mischief.  He's a country bumpkin who loves to spend time outdoors with his foster family.  A typical pup, he has lots of energy to burn but once properly exercised he is happy to chill out and relax.  His heart condition is not slowing him down and he loves to run around in the woods and explore all of the sights and smells on his daily hikes.
Mar 11/18
Once warmer weather arrives greater care will need to be taken to ensure Iggy does not overheat.

Running in the woods, Jan 20/18
Health concerns
Sadly, Iggy has been diagnosed with Moderate-Severe SAS   (LVOT 4.70 m/s, 88.3 mmHg) 
Mar 11/18
SAS is a genetic defect of the heart.  With this disease there is no way to tell how long Iggy will live - could be weeks, months or years.  Some dogs lead long, happy lives, others die suddenly quite young.  The median life expectancy with medication is about 5 yrs. He is available for adoption to special adopters who are willing to open their hearts to a dog who has SAS.
Christmas 2017

Adopters need to be prepared for the costs associated with this disease, which will increase with time as Iggy grows. He is taking Atenolol (a beta blocker) which will hopefully help reduce the potential clinical signs of SAS. These meds are dosed by weight and will cost approximately $50/month when fully grown.  Additional meds may be required down the road, with costs varying but potentially running up to $300/month.  He will also require echocardiograms and Cardiologist consults every 6 months to start with but these appointments could be more frequent as the disease progresses.





Special precautions need to be taken around treating infections, anaesthetics risk, watching for exercise intolerance, heat intolerance, etc.  And of course, the greatest challenge to raising a heart pup is preparing for the emotional journey of loving a pup who may not live a long life.  We are hoping to find a wonderful loving home where Iggy can live his life, however long it may be, with great happiness.

Mar 11/18

Due to Iggy's health condition, we have waived our typical adoption fee.  We ask instead for a donation of his adopter's choice.

Jan 20/18
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.