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.

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



Thursday, January 30, 2025

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.

Wednesday, July 20, 2022

Closed to intakes

 Please note we are currently closed to intakes. 

Please contact the breeder of your Newf if you are in need of assistance.

Sunday, June 12, 2022

Yukon

 


Yukon

2022-004

Yukon has been placed

Quick Adoption Overview
DOB May 17, 2021
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 Yukon
This sweet one-year-old fella is full of puppy energy and looking for a family who has the time and energy to give him the active, happy, loving home he needs. He just arrived in foster care and we will be assessing him over the coming days to determine his needs.

His foster parents report that he is a very sweet boy, a real love. 

Yukon has completed obedience training and knows his basic commands.   Like many young male Newfs, he sometimes forgets his manners and can become quite boisterous.  An owner who has good handling skills, and the time to commit to further training will be best for him.   He needs some work on general arousal control when he is excited, and following instructions even when he'd rather not! A calm handler who can use a Nothing in Life is Free training strategy will be successful with this sweet young boy. 

Yukon gets along with other dogs and could join a home with a well-mannered four-footed pal. 

Health-wise, Yukon has some allergy issues resulting in itchy feet and hot spots.  We are working to address this. He is also being treated for a nasty UTI which will hopefully be resolved soon.

More details to come as we get to know him. 

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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.

Tuesday, April 5, 2022

Solomon

 

Solomon

2022-003

I've been adopted!

Quick Adoption Overview
DOB - 9 years old
Located in Toronto, ON
Ok with well-mannered dogs
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 Solomon

What a love this boy is!  Solomon is a mellow, well-mannered Newf who just arrived in our care.  His foster family report that he has excellent house manners, knows his commands, is quiet and polite, an absolute delight!

He came to us through no fault of his own when his owners could no longer meet his needs. 

His bloodwork shows no issues and he appears to be in good health. We have updated his vaccines, taken him to the groomer, and he is all spiffed up and ready to roll.  He has some arthritis as senior Newfs often do, but he gets around well and has no issues getting in or out of vehicles, etc.


His previous owners said that he sometimes will get hot spots (seasonally, perhaps some mild environmental allergies?), especially after swimming, so attention to grooming and proper drying is essential.  We've had him groomed and found one small hot spot which is being treated, otherwise, all is well.  

We are told he gets along fine with well-mannered dogs and have tested him with another Newf so far and he was wonderful meeting her.  He could join a home with another mellow dog.




Monday, January 10, 2022

Bruce

BRUCE

2022-002

Bruce has been adopted!

Quick Adoption Overview

DOB July 23, 2020
Located in Belleville, ON
Bruce is a Newfoundland/Bernese Mountain Dog mix
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 Bruce

This sweet boy is looking for his perfect forever home.  Bruce is a happy, affectionate, playful pup who knows his basic commands and has nice house manners. 

If you're looking for an active, loyal companion, Bruce might be the boy for you.  Walks and playdates at the dog park, swimming and chasing toys, cuddling and hanging out, Bruce loves to be with his family and to have a great time.  

A typical young male, Bruce has lots of energy to burn and is looking for a family that has the time to meet his exercise and training needs.  Like many young giant breed dogs, he can be a bit boisterous at times and may jump up on people, so further training and socialization will be key to helping him mature into a calm and polite adult.


He is currently still living with his surrendering family until a foster space opens up (or an adoptive home is found).  We are told he lives with a rabbit that hops around the apartment, so he could join a home with a cat or other small pet. 

He loves going to the dog park and has many four-footed pals.  He especially loves smaller dogs!  Having said that, he is currently sharing his apartment with an intact male and the two of them have issues guarding resources like toys and food.  We would recommend that Bruce lives either as the only dog in his adoptive home, or he joins a home with a well-mannered female dog and an owner that is prepared to set Bruce up for success.  



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, October 14, 2021

Bear

Bear

I was adopted!


Overview:
3 years old
Neutered male
Vaccines are up to date
Newf/Shepherd mix
Located in Mississauga, ON


All about Bear:

This happy and playful boy is a great catch for an active family!  Friendly, well-mannered, and super affectionate, Bear is the full package.  If snuggles, playtime, long walks, and lots of fun are what you're looking for, Bear is your guy!

Bear knows his basic commands, has excellent house-manners, and can be home alone without issue.  He gets along with other well-mannered dogs and thoroughly enjoys going to doggie daycare.  Bear is fine with cats, and could join a home with other pets. What a good boy!

He comes from a loving home where he has been well cared for, but due to changes in his owner's life, Bear is in need of a new family to call his own.  He is currently still living with his owner, and we are posting him for adoption on their behalf.  We will review applications and forward suitable applications to his family, and they will contact potential matches to discuss Bear in more detail. 


 
Bear is a mixed-breed dog and not in our foster program, we are courtesy posting him and accepting and pre-screening applications to help his family find the best fit for him.  We have not assessed Bear ourselves and all information was provided to us by his family.  

By completing our application for Bear you are agreeing to us sending your application to Bear's family for them to review and contact you directly about adopting Bear.  If you currently have an application on file with us and you would like to be considered for Bear, no need to reapply, just send us an email letting us know you are interested in Bear. 






Tuesday, April 6, 2021

Walter

WALTER

2021-001 

April 23/21 - I WAS ADOPTED

Due to COVID we are unable to place dogs into the US at this time or to conduct home visits 

Adoption preference will be given to PREVIOUS ADOPTERS on our waiting list who live in Ontario  

Quick Adoption Overview

DOB November 28, 2015
Located in Oakville
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 Walter


Handsome fella' Walter is a new arrival in our care and is settling into his foster home marvelously.  This sweet 5 yr old boy has known nothing but love and he gives the same in return.

Well mannered, sweet as can be, Walter is the whole package!  He gets along well with dogs, cats, kids, and pretty much everyone he meets.  What a good boy!

Walter is a very tall boy and is currently in need of dropping some extra pounds.  We will post more updates once we have him seen by our vet and assess him further.

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, December 12, 2020

Benson


 Benson

2020-008

I was adopted on February 21/21


Quick Adoption Overview
DOB November 13, 2014
Located in GTA
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 Benson

This handsome 6-year-old Newf arrived in our care on December 10 and settled into his foster home nicely.  He is a sweet and friendly fella' who has so much love to give. A typical Newf, he is pretty sure everyone he meets needs a good dose of drool on them and he happily obliges. 

He came to us when changes in his owner's life made it difficult for Benson's needs to be met. He is well-mannered and will be a loving companion for the right family.

Benson's has a heart condition called Atrial Fibrillation (A-Fib), a condition that can speed up his heart rate.   We've taken him to a cardiologist for a full workup to come up with an action plan.  At the moment his heart rate is normal and despite having this condition, his heart looks to be in good condition (size/shape).  The plan, for now, is to continue to monitor his heart rate, and if it starts to increase then he would be started on medication which he would then take for life. At this point, Benson does not require medication and his cardiologist does not expect him to have serious issues given how well he is doing.   

A follow-up cardio consult is scheduled for 6 months from now -- his adoptive family would need to be willing to continue with monitoring his health and taking him to cardio visits. 




Benson is a busy boy who likes to nose around and check out what is happening in his foster home.  He knows basic commands but is selective about following them sometimes! He will do best resting in a crate when not supervised to ensure that he doesn't get himself into trouble.  A home where he will not be left for long hours will be ideal for him--he loves the company of people.  
Benson's owner reported that he enjoyed playing with some dogs, but could also have some issues with other dogs.  Sometimes he postures and puts his chin on backs and other behaviours that many dogs will not tolerate.  His foster family have noted that he has done well meeting dogs while out and about, but have noticed a bit of prey drive so a home without cats is best.  He is likely best suited to a home where he will be the only dog or with an easy going companion. 



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, November 15, 2020

Mack


Mack

2020-007

Mack has been placed into an adoptive home and we will continue to cover his medical needs to resolve his ortho issues.


Quick Adoption Overview
DOB Exact date unknown (March/April 2020) - he is approx. 7 months old
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 Mack

This sweet boy arrived in our care on November 15 and is making fast friends with the other dogs at his foster home.  What a wonderful fella'!

Mack has been bounced around a few times in his short life and was ultimately surrendered to us in the hopes of us being able to help him with his ortho issues.  We will be having his mobility issues assessed shortly and will post updates once we know what is going on and have an action plan. 



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, October 25, 2020

Ozzie

Ozzie

 2020-006


I've been adopted!

Quick Adoption Overview

DOB December 24, 2019
Located in Oakville, ON
Fenced yard required, NO exceptions!

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.

DUE TO COVID we are unable to place dogs outside of Ontario at this time.


All about Ozzie

This sweet boy arrived in our care on October 24 and is settling in nicely. He is playful, full of puppy energy, and made fast friends with the resident Newf at his foster home.  Ozzie could happily join a family with another very well socialized adult dog and will benefit from having a four-footed playmate.

This young fella has not received much in the way of training so we are starting with the basics with him-- housebreaking, crate training, and basic commands. His perfect forever family will have the time and energy to do all of the training that a young pup needs, but with a 10-month-old bouncing ball of energy. 

Ozzie has not had many opportunities for socialization so it will be essential that his adopters have the time to get out and explore with Ozzie to help him learn all about how to be a well-mannered dog. 

Ozzie lived with 2 cats previously and his owners report that he chased them. He would be best in a home without cats. 

More information will be posted about Ozzie as we get to know him better.


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.