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.

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Sarah

Sarah
2017-008

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
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.


Yogi

 
Yogi
2017-006

I WAS ADOPTED!

Donations towards Yogi's care are greatly appreciated though.

Quick Adoption Overview
DOB June 9, 2008
Kid friendly
Fine with cats
Fine with well mannered dogs
Fenced yard required
Located in Bancroft


All about Yogi

Yogi is an affectionate and friendly fella' who loves to be cuddled and petted and is looking for a great family to call his own.  He is well mannered, wants to be friends with everyone and is an all around lovable boy.


His previous owners are relocating overseas and after much careful thought and consideration, made the decision to turn Yogi over to us to rehome rather than putting him through the stress of a huge move across the globe.  It was a hard decision for them, but they put Yogi's best interest first, as the move would have been too much for him.
 
Yogi is in a foster home with one other dog and gets along just fine with her.  There are also cats which he is respectful of, and he is even reasonably good with the free range chickens.  What a good boy!


He is an avid swimmer who loves to spend the day in the lake at his foster home.  All of the swimming will be great for Yogi, who tipped the scales well over 200 lbs lbs on arrival and is in need of some serious weight loss.  What better exercise for a Newf than swimming in a lake every day.

Health wise, Yogi is not in very good shape at the moment, but we hope to have him feeling better soon.  On arrival he was extremely obese, needing to dropping about 50 - 60 lbs. 

Guess who couldn't wait to hit the lake!
 Yogi has a minor issue with his wrist that causes some lameness, so he takes anti-inflammatory/pain medication.  He also has arthritis and a general lack of muscle mass on his back end.   His excess weight is certainly not helping him at all and is impacting his ability to enjoy his life to the fullest.

The good news is, as his weight has started to drop he is already moving better and able to do things he couldn't do just a few weeks ago.  His stamina has improved, he is able to rise better and is eager to get moving.  Yogi is very motivated to get active, this boy wants to feel better and enjoy life!  He still has much progress to make, but he's on his way.   His physiotherapist has recommended stretching exercises to help ease his discomfort as we work towards his weight loss goals.

Outdoor physio session by the lake
From day one he was eager to head out for a walk and explore the property at his foster home, and each day he does a little more.   With a healthy diet, and slow, steady exercise the pounds are dropping off.

Yogi has some skin issues that are clearing up nicely.  The main issue seems to have been his very dense undercoat that had not been brushed out properly and resulted in his skin not being able to breath.  After much work grooming Yogi, his matted coat has been removed and his skin is recovering wonderfully.

Yogi out for a walk on day 1 at his Doggie Boot Camp!

Yogi's ideal family will be one where he will get loads of love and care, have opportunities for safe exercise to help him drop weight (his weight loss could take 9 - 12 months to achieve) and help him get healthy so that he can enjoy his senior years.  It is essential that he continue working towards his weight loss goals.

Heading to the school bus to meet the kids
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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.

Friday, March 10, 2017

Splash




Splash
2017-004
I WAS ADOPTED!
 Quick Adoption Overview
Loving, affectionate and sweet as can be
9 years young
Good with kids
Fine with cats
Fine with mellow dogs
Located in Waterdown, ON

  
All About Splash
What a doll!
This affectionate and friendly girl is sweet as can be, absolutely LOVES hugs and belly rubs, and hanging out with people.  She is well mannered and quiet in the house,  knows basic commands and is a total love bug. Such a good girl.  She will make a great companion for someone searching for a mellow, easy going pal.

Splash 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 for her golden years.
She has spent time with people of all ages and would be fine joining a family where children would be part of her life.  Gentle and friendly, she loves to soak up all the attention she can get!

Splash is a silly, spirited, confident girl who loves to have fun.  She can be a little pushy for attention and bops people on the butt with her toys to get them to play!  What a character!!!

 


This sweet gal is appropriate around cats so could easily join a home with a feline companion.  She is sharing her foster home with 2 well mannered dogs and is very happy to hang out and enjoy their company.  She could join a home with another well socialized, mellow dog.

Splash is not interested in spending time with dogs who bark, who may growl at her, or who are hooligans and running around trying to get her to play.  She likes to keep things mellow!


Health-wise, Splash is in decent shape.  She could drop a couple pounds but otherwise has nice body condition.

Her bloodwork shows that she tests positive for lyme disease, but the levels are low indicating an old infection.  She has no symptoms and the vet does not feel that she needs treatment.  The rest of her bloodwork is good.

She has a few lumps and bumps which we have checked out and all is well.

Typical of older female newfs, she will need some assistance keeping her girl parts nice and clean, with the hair trimmed up and tidy.

Mobility wise she gets around well.  She can go up and down stairs, although is a little hesitant going down a lot of stairs at once.  She enjoys going for walks and is happy to go out for an hour mosey around the neighbourhood.


Splash is located in Waterdown, ON.  Her approved adopters will need to pick her up in person. 
A securely fenced yard is required.
Because Splash is a senior, we are waiving our usual adoption donation, and ask instead for a donation of her adopter's choice.

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 26, 2017

Tanner

 
Tanner
2017-003
I was adopted!

Quick Adoption Overview
Available for Adoption
DOB February 2, 2013 - 4 years old
Good with well mannered dogs
Not tested with cats
Located in Thornhill, 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 Tanner
This handsome boy is full of love and looking for a great family to call his own.  He is a quiet, well-mannered fella' who has very nice house manners, follows direction well and is a sweet Newf who is eager to please.

 
Tanner knows his basic commands and is a happy, easy-going boy.  His leash manners are coming along with a positive training approach.  He's an intelligent boy who is quick to learn, motivated to please, and would be a great candidate for obedience work, working dog activities like water rescue, draft work and more.



Tanner has been living with another sweet and mellow dog and Tanner has been friendly and appropriate with him. He is polite, curious, follows his new friend around and takes cues from him well. Good boy Tanner!

He has done well meeting other dog out on walks, although does get a bit excited -- he is eager to play!  Tanner should be fine living with another dog who is well mannered and non-reactive, and who might like to play nicely with him.


He has not been cat tested, but has shown a keen interest in squirrels! Silly boy.
He could potentially join a home with a dog savvy cat who has access to a dog free area in the house, and owners who are willing to put some work into his manners around the cat.
Tanner has not been exposed to young children.  He is a happy, goofy boy and does get excited when people come to visit, so a home without very young kids is best.  He is improving in his manners greeting people in foster care, but still has some work to do.

Tanner is healthy and up to date on vaccines and neutered.  His blood work was good. He is ready to join an adoptive home now.
He is being fostered in Thornhill, ON.  His approved adopters will be required to pick him up in person.  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.

Tanner and his new pal

Sunday, February 5, 2017

Odin

Odin
2017-002

 MAY 25, 2017: Odin has a meet and greet set up with a potential family

Brief Adoption Overview:

DOB: December 13, 2016
Saint Bernard
Not suited to a home with children
Fostered in Bancroft, ON

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 Odin:

This adorable ball of fluff was surrendered to us on February 4 so he could be treated for issues with his eye. Odin underwent surgery to remove his eye on March 22.  The surgery went well and he has made a full recovery.  Lab reports came back showing that the gluacoma was caused by anterior segment dysgenesis. 

Odin, March 23 recovering after surgery



Odin is a very confident pup who is full of beans and loves to explore and get himself into all sorts of trouble.  He is proving himself to be very bright and quick to learn and is a typical mischievous, cheeky puppy.  He's a little trouble maker with a big attitude!

He is a country bumpkin who loves to romp and play in the woods, finding every muddy puddle, swimming every chance he gets, and generally getting himself good and dirty all the time.  He is going to be a big, drooling, hairy boy who is not for the house proud!

He is a very affectionate pup who enjoys being hugged, petted, groomed, and loved. Once he is done playing, he likes to curl up on a cozy dog bed or the couch and get belly rubs, and hugs.  He's a love-bug!


A family that has the time to properly train and socialize a young pup will be the best fit for Odin.  His big personality and accompanying big size will require that he be given proper training and socialization as a pup to ensure that he matures into a well-mannered adult. 


Given his very strong personality, he will be best suited to a giant-breed savvy family who is familiar with the training needs of Saint Bernards.  First-time dog owners or families who are not familiar with giant working breeds are not a match for him.

He would be a great fit for someone who is looking for a dog to work in obedience, draft work (once old enough), and other activities to harness his energy and focus him on positive activities.

Odin is a very mouthy pup and since he was removed from his litter at 7.5 weeks of age, it was essential that he have a lot of exposure to other dogs to help him learn bite inhibition.  He has joined a foster home with several other dogs and is getting exposure to canine companions of all ages and sizes, as well as farm animals.  He has been making great progress but still has much to learn.

Continued exposure to a variety of properly socialized dogs will be very important for Odin as he matures. 


Odin has a stubborn streak and is a very bold, pushy pup.  He will do best in an environment with structure and a no-nonsense owner who is committed to working on specific training techniques to ensure he develops into a well balanced dog. 


He is playful and enjoys being in the company of other dogs.  He will romp and play for hours, wrestling and playing tug with toys. He is a rough and tumble boy, so play sessions with a dog who is equally playful and is of the appropriate age and size to play with Odin is the right fit for him.  Small, fragile or senior dogs are not a good pairing with this young, strong, boy.

Odin has been showing some resource guarding since he was a very young pup.  His foster family have worked hard on overcoming this, and Odin has made much progress, but does still have the tendency to guard very high value items like food.  If he were to join a home with another dog, the owner would have to be very experienced in managing a household with a dog who shows RG behaviours.  In a home without another dog, this will be less of an issue, but will still need to be worked on continually.


He is learning to interact nicely with cats, and could join a home with a dog savvy feline who doesn't mind puppy breath.  He will steal the cats food!

Does it get any cuter?  One of Odin's foster brothers was enjoying a nap in the snow and Odin decided to curl up with him for a snuggle.  So cute!  He loves to cuddle with the other dogs at his foster home (and also chase their tails, nibble their faces, and generally pester them!)

We are socializing Odin with children to ensure that he is well mannered and respectful around kids when he encounters them. Having said that, he can be a fairly grabby pup and he has shown an inclination to be protective of certain resources (highly desirable food/objects).  For this reason he is not suited to a home where children are around.  His foster parents are working hard to address this behaviour, but it will be something that will need to be managed life-long.


Odin is being fostered in the Bancroft, ON area; his approved adopters will be required to pick him up in person.

US adopters will not be considered due to vaccination requirements to cross the border. Odin is too young to receive the rabies vaccine, so can not cross the border.  We do not administer this vaccine until pups are 6 months of age, and there is a 30 day waiting period before he would be able to cross the border.  Please do not email us asking us to hold Odin for you until he is 7 months of age, we will not consider this option.


A securely fenced yard is required.  We do not place young pups into homes where they will be left home alone for more than 4 hours per day.

 

An adoption donation of $550 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.

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.