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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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.

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
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
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.

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.  We will be assessing his training needs in foster care.

Wally has been neutered, is current on vaccines, and appears to be in good health other than some now resolved minor skin issues noted in his vet files.  We are looking into this.

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

Iggy

Update January 13, 2018:

Iggy, Viola and their mom Carlie are all still looking for adopters.

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.  

Born via c-section on Sept 24
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


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.  

He plays nicely with other dogs and loves to wrestle and romp around.  He happily shares his toys and enjoys curling up with his housemates for a good snuggle after a play session.  He is looking for a home where he will have another well-mannered dog to play with.

Iggy enjoys casual walks through the woods, snout wars with his brothers, wrestling matches, and general puppy mischief.  He is a total love and will make the right family a wonderful companion!

Jan 20/18
Jan 20/18

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VIOLA: Purple Collar Female (2017-027) - Available for Adoption






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:
 
 
 
 
 
 



Saturday, October 28, 2017

Paige

 
Paige
2017-035

Available for Adoption

Quick Adoption Overview
DOB August 14, 2010
Good with other dogs
Best suited to a cat free home
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.
 
Paige arrived in our care on October 28 and has settled into foster care easily.

She is proving herself to be a calm, friendly, well-mannered girl who gets along with everyone she meets and is a total love!  She is a goofy Newf who likes to play with toys and have lots of fun.  Such a cute girl!

Paige gets along well with other dogs so could join a family where she would have another well mannered canine pal.  She is pretty driven around cats so is better off in a home without kitties.

She is quite overweight so we have begun a regimen of healthy food and appropriate exercise.  Full blood work-up including thyroid panel has been completed and all is well.   Her vaccines have been updated and she is spayed.  She has mild entropion in both eyes but does not require surgery to correct this.

Paige is a total love-bug and is ready to find her perfect forever family.

Her adoption fee is $400


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.

Meeshka

 
Meeshka
2017-034

I WAS ADOPTED!
Quick Adoption Overview
DOB Dec 20, 2011
Located in Ottawa
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.

This cutie-patootie is a new arrival in our foster program and has already stolen the hearts of her foster family. 

She is a sweet girl who gets along with dogs and cats and is friendly and social.



Further behavioural and veterinary assessments pending.
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, October 14, 2017

Comet

Comet
2017-033
Adopted

Quick Adoption Overview
DOB November 3, 2012 -- 5 years old
Good with dogs
Good with dog savvy cats - can be a bit enthusiastic in his greetings
Located in Thornhill
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 Comet
This love-bug is a new arrival in our program and is making himself right at home with his foster family.  He is sweet as can be, gets along with everyone he meets, and is going to make someone a wonderful companion.

Comet walks nicely on leash, is housebroken and is a mellow boy.  He is eager to please and enjoys spending time with his family.  A sensitive soul, he is loving and affectionate and responds well to a kind, gentle approach.  He just wants to be loved!


This fella' has been through a lot in his few years.  He was returned to his breeder in 2016 due to inability to meet his needs, and then was rehomed promptly to a new family.  This new family soon discovered that he was both heartworm and lyme positive and they kindly took care of his health needs over the last year getting him all fixed up.  He came to us through no fault of his own when his new owners found his needs were more than they could manage.  They made the loving decision to have him come to our program so that his perfect forever home could be found.

Comet has now been to the vet and his blood-work shows that he is free of heart-worm (yay) and that his levels from Lyme are still a bit elevated, but that further treatment is not needed at this time.  He will need to have a repeat Quant C6 test (simple blood-test) in the Spring (April) to ensure that his levels have dropped (we will pay for this test, and in the off chance that further meds are needed, we will cover those too, if it is performed at one of our vet friendly clinics.)

He is neutered and UTD on vaccines.

He tips the scales at 163 lbs and needs to drop about 30 lbs.  He has some minor back and right hip pain, but his mobility is good.  With weight loss and muscle build-up he should show great improvement.  At the moment his stamina is not great but every day he can walk a bit further and as the pounds melt off and he gets in shape he will improve by leaps and bounds.

This adorably sweet boy is ready to find his perfect forever home.  Maybe yours?

An adoption donation of $500 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.