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, 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.

Sunday, February 11, 2018

Freja


Freja
2018-003


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 currently under assessment.  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 is left home alone, so they surrendered her to us.
So far it seems that Freja has some mild separation anxiety issues and becomes stressed when left alone, but her foster family are making great progress with this and she is improving daily.  With a consistent routine in place, and some training exercises we expect to have this resolved quickly.  

She gets along well with other dogs and was happy to have a play sessions with the resident Newf at her foster home.  We are told she is also fine with cats.  Good girl Freja!

More details to come as we get to know her better.

Freja has been spayed and is UTD on vaccines.

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

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)  

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).  
  • Iggy is too young to receive his rabies vaccine (we wait until 6 months) --US adopters will be fully responsible for applying for and acquiring an Unimmunized Dog Permit to enter the US with the pup.  You will also need a valid passport to enter Canada.
  • Homes where the 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.
Feb 1/18

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.

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) 


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.


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.

Saturday, January 20, 2018

Walter

Walter (aka Wally)
2018-001

Quick Adoption Overview
DOB February 8, 2017
Located in Hamilton, ON
Good with other dogs
Good with cats
Not suited to a home with young children due to training needs
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.


All about Walter
Wally arrived in our care on January 19 and is getting himself settled into his foster home.  So far he has shown himself to be a sweet fella' who has nice house manners, gets along well with other dogs, and knows basic commands.

Wally loves to play with other dogs and will be happiest in a home with another playmate.  He plays for hours with his best buddy in his foster home! His playstyle can be a bit rough, so matching him with a playmate who is rough and tumble too will be best.

He has loads of energy to burn and will love to have a big backyard to romp around in and play.  Owners who are active and able to give him ample opportunities for exercise are a must.


He came to us when his owners felt that his training needs were more than they could handle.  A typical young hooligan, Walter was jumping up, mouthy and generally being an unruly pup. 

So far he has shown some mouthy behaviour when excited but redirects easily.  His foster family are working on basic steps to help control arousal and he is responding wonderfully. 

He can be a bit stubborn and will jump up nervously/excitedly and mouth when asked to do something he doesn't want but is willing to follow commands and comply as directed.  An owner who has some time to continue on with basic obedience and socialization will be the best fit for Wally.  His training needs will be ongoing for a while yet.

He loves spending time with people and will be happiest in a home where he will not spend long hours alone.  Belly rubs are one of his favourite things!

Wally has been neutered, is current on vaccines, and appears to be in good health.

More details will be posted as we get to know him better.

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.

Monday, October 30, 2017

Newfoundland Pups

Born via c-section on Sept 24

Update January 13, 2018:

Iggy is still looking for an adopter.

Update December 6/17
Four of the seven pups have been cleared by the cardiologist and are adopted.
3 of the puppies (Iggy, Andie and Viola) have sadly been diagnosed with subaortic stenosis (SAS), as has their mom Carlie.  This disease could have been prevented had the breeder who bred Carlie performed a simple heart clearance on her before breeding her. 
SAS is a genetic defect of the heart.  With this disease there is no way to tell how long they 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. The pups are available for adoption to special adopters who are willing to open their hearts to a dog who has SAS--see details below.  

Adopters need to be prepared for the costs associated with this disease, which will increase with time and the growth of the puppies. They are 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 they are fully grown.  Additional meds may be required down the road, with costs varying but potentially running up to $300/month.  They 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, 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 wonderful loving homes where each of these pups can live their life, however long it may be, with great happiness.


Quick Adoption Overview 
  • Viola is located in Fergus, ON; 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).  Pup must be picked up in person.
  • The pups are too young to receive their rabies vaccines--US adopters will be fully responsible for applying for and acquiring an Unimmunized Dog Permit to enter the US with the pup.  You will also need a valid passport to enter Canada.
  • DOB September 24, 2017 
  • Applications now being accepted
  • Homes where the pups 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 (see below) 
  • Preference given to homes with another adult dog who is well mannered and will be a great playmate for the pup
  • 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 All of the information below
Carlie and pups
 A pregnant Newf named Carlie was surrendered to our program and her pups were born in our care.  We are told the sire of the litter was a Landseer  as well.  

The litter has been raised in an enriched indoor environment and the pups 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.  
 

Adventure box to help expose the pups to unusual sights, textures and sounds
 
* 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 criterion 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 one day drive of their foster location.  

The pups will be placed with a strictly enforced non-breeding contract and spay/neuter agreement. 

The pups who have SAS will have their adoption fee waived.  We ask instead for a donation of their adopter's choice.  Non-breeding contracts will be in place.

IGGY:  Black Collar Male (2017-029)  - Available for adoption


Diagnosed with Moderate-Severe SAS, Velocity LVOT 4.70 m/s, 88.3 mmHg - available for special adoption
He is showing no symptoms at this time


We have now created a separate bio page for Iggy.  Please visit this link to learn all about this wonderful boy.


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VIOLA: Purple Collar Female (2017-027)
ADOPTED January 30/18







Diagnosed with Severe SAS, Velocity LVOT 5.40 m/s, 116 mmHg - available for special adoption

Viola is well mannered, easy-going, social, lovable girl who is a total love bug. She is fantastic with other dogs and also cats. 


She is housetrained, crate trained and is currently working on learning basic obedience. What a great catch!  Smart and eager to please, she is the perfect puppy! 


Viola and her Mom Carlie playing
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ANDIE:  Pink Collar Female (2017-026)  
September 24, 2017 - January 13, 2018
Sadly, Andie passed away from Subaortic Stenosis while in foster care.  She lived her short 16 week life knowing nothing but kindness in a loving foster home where she romped and played and enjoyed much happiness and love.  Sleep well sweet girl.


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Green Collar Male (2017-031) - Adopted



















Orange Collar Male (2017-025) - Adopted

















Red Collar Male (2017-030) - adopted


















Yellow Collar Male (2017-032) - adopted





















See weekly puppy collage pictures below: