A network of volunteers working together to help Newfoundland Dogs in need in Ontario, Canada

Newf Friends Newfoundland Dog Rescue is a foster home based rescue group operating in Ontario, Canada. We place dogs into carefully screened homes in Ontario and parts of neighbouring States, within a days drive. If you are outside of our area visit the Newf Rescue listings for Canada or the Newf Club of America Rescue Listing to find a rescue near you.

Sunday, July 27, 2014



Isn't Dulcie pretty? 

This sweet girl is looking for a fabulous family to call her own.  She is well mannered, gets along with everyone she meets and will make a great companion for the right family.

Born February 16, 2007, this gorgeous Landseer is 7 years young and sweet as can be.  She arrived on July 27th and is just getting settled in her foster home. 

We will be vaccinating her and having her spayed shortly. More details to follow!

Saturday, July 26, 2014



Are you looking for a mellow, well mannered, gentle and friendly companion?  Savannah is your girl!

Gorgeous gal Savannah arrived on July 25 and is settling into foster care.  She gets along with well mannered dogs, although doesn't care for the shenanigans of young hooligans.

Savannah was born August 24/05 so is just about 9 years old. We will be vetting her to assess her health and she will be spayed soon and will be ready to join a new family once she has healed from surgery.

Savannah is being fostered in the Guelph area, her approved adopters will be required to pick her up in person.  Because she is a senior, a reduced adoption donation of $400 applies.

Monday, July 21, 2014



Meet Teddy, a totally adorable goofball who is looking for a great family to call his own.

Teddy is a friendly and social boy who loves to have fun and goof around.  A typical young male he is active, loves to splash around in the water, and romp around the yard.

Teddy could use some work on his commands and manners, but is eager to please and with adequate exercise and some basic training he will mature into a wonderful boy.  He is a bit boisterous and clumsy so is not suited to a family with very young children. 

He gets along well with other animals and could happily join a family with well mannered pets.

Born on December 25, 2012 he is just a pup at 1.5 yrs.  He is a large boy who appears to be in good health. His vaccines are UTD and he has been neutered.

Teddy is being fostered in the Guelph area, his approved family will be required to pick him up in person. An adoption donation of $500 applies.



Friendly and affectionate, this sweet boy is going to make one lucky family very happy!  Bowser is well mannered, gets along with everyone he meets and is a total love bug.  Such a good boy!

Bowser arrived in our care on July 17 after his family had changes in their life that made it difficult to provide the care that he needed.  He grew up in a household with children and could happily join a family where he had some well mannered kids to spend time with.

Bowser gets along well with other dogs and is also good with cats.  He would be fine joining a family with other pets.

He knows some basic commands, has good house manners, and is an easy going boy.

He was born on July 9/09 so is 5 years old but seems so much younger.  We are currently treating him for skin and ear infections, and once he is healed he will be neutered and then ready to join a new family, likely by the middle of August.

Bowser is being fostered in the Oshawa area, and his approved adopters will be required to pick him up in person. An adoption donation of $500 applies.

Tuesday, July 8, 2014


NewfStock is coming up soon, have you booked your hotel room yet?

Our registration packages and pledge forms will be online this week.  Everyone on our mailing list will receive an email with all of the details soon, so watch your inbox!

If you would like to be added to our mailing list email us!

Monday, June 23, 2014



Beautiful gal Gwen is looking for love.  This beautiful landseer came through our program late last year and was adopted in December. Unfortunately her family are relocating overseas and sadly made the decision to return Gwen to our program.

Gwen has lovely house manners, knows basic commands, and is a quiet, easy going Newf.

Gwen gets along well with other dogs and could happily join a family with another well mannered dog.  She is not so great with cats, she can't help herself, she loves to chase them!  She is best in a cat-free home.
For some background, Gwen's bio from when she came through our program last year can be read here

Born Dec 19, 2008, she is a happy, healthy 5 year old Newf.

She is being fostered in the Port Perry area.  An adoption donation of $500 applies.


Tuesday, June 17, 2014



What a pretty little peanut!

Gorgeous gal Suzy arrived in our care on June 16th and is doing great.  She is friendly and social, gets along well with everyone she meets and is a real love bug.

Suzy is gentle and easy going, is used to children and could join a family with dog savvy kids. Such a great girl!  She has nice manners and loves to be with her family -- a real velcro newf!

The sweet gal gets along well with other dogs and would be happy to have a four footed playmate.

She knows basic commands and is working on her leash manners.  She is well behaved in the house except for the occasional counter cruising incident -- she loves bread!  Her foster family are working on this.

She came to us through no fault of her own.  She lived with a family for 3 years, had 3 litters in that time, and then changes in their life led to their decision to surrender her to us.

Suzy was born on April 23, 2010 so is 4 yrs old. When we took her in to be spayed it was discovered that Suzy is heartworm positive.  We will be treating Suzy prior to making her available for adoption - this will take several months.  We would consider a foster to adopt situation (her approved adopters foster her throughout treatment, then her adoption is finalized once she is healthy.)

She is being fostered in the Sudbury area.  Her approved adopters will be required to pick her up in person. An adoption donation of $500 applies, once her heartworm treatment has been completed..

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Prevent Fly Strike!

Dr. Janice reminds us that fleas and ticks aren't the only insects we need to worry about. To protect your dogs from fly strike you must keep your pets clean and properly groomed, and pets who have sores on them must be kept away from flies! Here's what Dr. Janice had to say:

Saw my first case of fly strike this year. This happens when thick fur, soiled with diarrhea, blood, or other bodily fluids attracts flies which lay their eggs there. Maggots hatch out within 1-2 days. The maggots produce an enzyme which actually digests the skin and creates open wounds. They will feed on both live and dead tissue. They produce toxins and enzymes that can make the affected animal very ill or even kill it,. The wounds are always worse than they look at first!
Keep your pets CLEAN. If they are ill or have open wounds, keep them indoors, away from flies. Cleaning maggots out of wounds and trimming away dead tissue is not my favourite task.

.......Most often I see it in heavily coated dogs, like Newfies (and sheep, when I used to do large animal work) but this was actually a guinea pig which lived in an outdoor pen.

.........It can happen fairly quickly, in only a few days and since it is usually covered by soiled matted hair (at least at first) it can be easy to miss at the start. i probably see a half a dozen or so cases every summer. I used to see more when I worked in rural practice where animals were left outside more.

Wednesday, June 11, 2014


Louise (aka Lou-Lou)

Say hello to Louise,  a lovely Newf-mix who is 3 years old and searching for a loving family to call her own.  Louise arrived in our care along with her mom Thelma on June 10 when their owner was no longer able to care for them.

Lou-Lou was born on February 14, 2011.  Her mom Thelma (pictured on the left)  is a purebred Newf.  We do not know what breed her sire was.  Thelma was left outdoors in an unfenced yard while in heat and a neighbourhood dog wandered over and bred with her. Any ideas what Lou may be mixed with? We are guessing Lab.

No matter what she is mixed with, this girl is a beauty and she has the Newfy-lean down pat!  Just like her mom, she loves people and wants nothing but hugs, kisses and cuddles. She will roll onto her back at the drop of a hat to receive belly rubs for anyone and everyone. She's a social butterfly who loves everyone she meets!

Lou-Lou knows basic commands is very responsive to correction/direction and walks well on a leash.   She has nice house manners and is a quiet girl who is house and crate trained. She will bark when she needs to go out and sit at the door when she's ready to come in. When she's super excited she does have the pesky habit of jumping up and mashing her face into your legs. Ha ha!

She has been meeting dogs in foster care and doing well.  She found a new best friend in a Golden Retriever at one of our foster homes and showed us all what a goofy, playful girl she is!  See the video below:

For the most part she is good with other dogs but can get overstimulated when there is a lot of excitement. She is easily redirected and is not looking to cause trouble, she just doesn't know what to do with herself when too many dogs are running around like hooligans. Her foster Mom is working on reshaping her behaviour. She is ok meeting new dogs if they are calm but if they are bouncy and in her face, she does not like it. She could easily live with other calm, well-mannered dogs. She is fine with cats. Here she is meeting some dogs for the first time....

Lou-Lou has been brought up to date with her vaccines and will be spayed on July 21st.  When she entered foster care she weighed 126 lbs and needs to drop 20+ lbs to be a healthy weight. As of July 21st she was 113 lbs so the weight is steadily coming off with a good food and regular daily exercise. She will be ready to go once her spay is complete.

She is being fostered in the Guelph area.  An adoption donation of $350 applies.



July 9, 2014:  I was adopted!

Are you looking for a lovable Newf to curl up on the couch and cuddle with you?  Thelma is your girl!  This sweet landseer is friendly and affectionate, loves belly rubs, chin tickles, ear scratches and all the affection she can soak up.

Thelma and her daughter Louise arrived in our care on June 10 when their owner was no longer able to care for them.

Thelma is under assessment in foster care and is doing well so far.  She is a quiet, sensitive girl who is a little on the shy side when meeting new people  but warms up quickly and becomes fast friends with anyone who is willing to give her some snuggles.

She has nice house manners and is easy going,  follows direction well.  She knows basic commands like sit and is a gentle girl with a lovely temperament.

She fancies herself a bit of a Diva and it's clear that she is used to getting a lot of attention and being pampered, without too many rules in place.  What a princess!  She is the kind of girl who would probably have an inexperienced owner wrapped around her paw in no time.  Her gorgeous eyes and gentle little kisses are pretty irresistible and she seems quite confident in her ability to use those traits to get what she wants.  Ha, ha!   She is learning the routine and rules in her foster home and finding her place within the pack.  With an owner who won't let her walk over them, she will be a fabulous companion.

She did well meeting the 5 other dogs in her foster home and is settling in.  She could join a family with another well socialized large breed dog.  She has shown subtle indicators of a bit of possessiveness when another dog comes near her bed but responds immediately to redirection.  This is not uncommon when a foster (especially a Diva!) is put into a new environment with several other dogs.   Her foster family will be working through this with her.  She is not guarding food or toys so that's terrific, she waits nicely with the other dogs for meals and is easy to manage. 

Here she is hanging out with some dogs at her foster home (her daughter Louise was visiting that day too!)

So far Thelma has shown no interest in playing or socializing with the other dogs and she would be totally fine going to a home where she was the only pet and all of the attention could be on her.  She is far more interested in people than in dogs!

Thelma was born September 24, 2007 and is in good health.  She weighs just over 100 lbs,has now been spayed and brought up to date on vaccines and is ready to find a loving home.

She is being fostered in the Mississauga, ON area and her approved adopters will be required to pick her up in person. An adoption donation of $500 applies.