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

Volunteering and Fostering:

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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.

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Ted

Ted

2016-012

Quick Adoption Overview
On medical hold
2 years old - DOB December 10, 2013
Located in the GTA

All about Ted
This sweet boy is a new arrival in our program and is currently on medical hold due to serious skin issues.   Tests are being done to determine if he is suffering from Pemphigus or another autoimmune disorder.

Donations towards Ted's diagnostics and treatment are greatly appreciated.  Visit our Donations page for information.


Ted came to us when it became clear to his loving owner that his needs were beyond what she was able to meet.  After doing everything she could to help Ted get better, and still having no answers and watching his condition deteriorate she brought him to us for help.

Ted is a sweet boy who has been well cared for and loved.  He is trained and has nice manners, gets along with other dogs and is a loving boy.

More information will be posted about Ted as he settles into his foster home and we are able to determine what is causing his skin issues and start treatment.

Sunday, May 8, 2016

Honey


Honey
2016-011

Quick Adoption Overview
Available for adoption once spayed
3 years old - DOB March 17, 2013
Playful with energetic dogs, would be too much energy for senior dogs.
Ok with dog savvy cats
Fenced Yard Required
Located in the GTA




All About Honey
As sweet as honey!  Honey is a a 3 years old Newf, who was born March 17th, 2013.

She is a petite Newf at 80 lbs.  Her ideal weight would be closer to 85-90 lbs, so she needs to gain a few pound.   Not to worry, what she lacks in size she makes up for in personality.  :o)

So far, Honey has been super friendly with her foster family and everyone she meets.  She loves affection and belly rubs.  She is learning not to jump up for attention, and needs some reminders to mind her manners.  She is a smart and eager student, though, and her training is coming along nicely.



Honey hasn't had a lot of opportunities to socialize with new dogs, and so takes a few moments to warm up (she may bark). Once she settles, she is a play machine.  She would be great with a social, playful dog that would appreciate her rough and tumble play style.

Her foster family has a cat, and Honey is doing well, but will chase when the cat sprints around.  She would be best with a confident cat that can hold their ground, or a cat-free home.

Honey will absolutely excel at working dog activities!  She is bright, eager and loves to learn!  She is an energetic girl, who needs a active family to keep her mind and body well exercised.

Honey will be spayed at the end of May, and will be ready to find her forever family shortly after.

She is being fostered in the GTA.  Her approved adopters will be required to pick her up in person.
An adoption donation will apply.









Sunday, May 1, 2016

Betty-Lou


Betty-Lou
2016-010

Quick Adoption Overview
Available for adoption
4 years old
Newf  mix
Good with cats
Nice with dogs but needs slow/proper intros and ongoing socialization as she simply hasn't had many opportunities to interact with dogs.
Located in Ottawa
Fenced yard required



All About Betty-Lou
Betty-Lou and her brother T-Bone arrived in our care on May 1 when changes in their owner's life situation made it necessary for them to find a new home.  They are said to be Newf x Old English Sheepdog.  They are not bonded, and are happily living in separate foster homes.

Betty-Lou is approximately 130 lbs, but her ideal weight would be closer to 110 lbs.  She will benefit greatly from losing a fair bit of weight.

She was born May 13, 2012 (4 years old).

Aww, shucks!

The duo lived outdoors, and have been learning all about the comforts of being indoor dogs in their respective foster homes.  Betty-Lou is now nicely house trained, and does not have accidents in the house.

Betty-Lou arrived with heavy matting and a bladder infection.  She has been groomed (she looks fantastic!), and has been treated for the infection.  She is feeling much better!


Betty absolutely adores all people!   She is very friendly.  She started out a bit TOO friendly, and would jump up to kiss your face.  :-P  With a little training, she is doing much better and now sits politely for attention the majority of the time.  She will need on going training in her future home, to ensure she is the best dog she can be.

She loves her leash walks, and is a real joy to walk.  She likes visiting all the neighbours, including the neighbourhood kids.  She sits nicely for head scratches.  She is very patient too, if you want to stop and chat.  She sits at your feet and show off how lovely she is, until it's time to keep going.  What a neighbourhood super star!


She is a typical shadow Newf when you are home, but also very well behaved when left alone.  She is not destructive around the house, does not chew things she isn't supposed to, and can have free reign without any issues, as long as there are no obvious temptations on the counters.  Good girl!

Betty Lou is also very quiet in her foster home (she has only barked a handful of times).

She loves car rides, and hops right in without any hesitation.  She has no mobility issues.




Betty has had minimal opportunity to meet new dogs in her lifetime, and is showing some insecurity in this regard.  We are working diligently to improve her comfort level with new dogs.  She is nervous when she first meets dogs, and needs a bit of time to become comfortable.  At this point, she would not be a candidate for dog parks.   She will benefit from ongoing socialization with an owner that can handle a giant breed with confidence.  She is living with two dogs in her foster home (male & female) and doing well.

She tested well with cats, but is not currently living with a cat in her foster home.




As a bonus, Betty-Lou hardly drools, she is ever so gentle taking treats, and appears to have decent off-leash recall.  Atta girl, Betty!

Betty-Lou is spayed, microchipped, and up to date on her vaccines.

She is looking for a family that enjoys all of her favouite things -- lounging, belly rubs, car rides, and walks. Does that sound like anyone you know?

She is being fostered in the Ottawa area.  Her approved adopters will be required to pick her up in person.  An adoption donation of $500 will apply.





T-Bone



T-Bone
2016-009


Quick Adoption Overview
Available for adoption
4 years old
Newf  mix
Fine with cats
Good with dogs but needs a slow introduction, as he has had minimal opportunities to meet new dogs in his lifetime.
Fenced yard required
Located in the Ottawa area

Coming into rescue & in need of a groom!

All About T-Bone
T-Bone, and his sister Betty-Lou arrived in our care on May 1 when changes in their owner's life situation made it necessary for them to find a new home.  They are said to be Newf x Old English Sheepdog.  They are not bonded, and are happily living in separate foster homes.

T-Bone is smaller than his sister, at approximately 100lbs, and could stand to lose at least 10 lbs.

He was born May 13, 2012 (4 years old).

The duo lived outdoors, and have been learning all about the comforts of being indoor dogs in their respective foster homes.  T-Bone is now nicely housetrained and doesn't have any accidents in the house.  What a good boy!

Getting cleaned up at the groomers

T-Bone is very social and adores all people!   He is very affectionate and loves a nice cuddle.  He does need to learn some boundaries, including keeping 4 paws on the floor.  

He loves car rides, belly rubs, being brushed, and any form of attention, really!

T-Bone has had minimal opportunity to meet new dogs, and is showing some insecurity in this regard, which we are continuing to assess.  He is in a foster home with two female dogs, and is doing well.  He is becoming more playful all the time. He will benefit from confidence building and a confident handler.  At this point, he would not be a candidate for dog parks, as he does best with proper (slow) introductions.

He appears to be fine with cats, but is not currently living with a cat in his foster home. 


T-Bone is fond of children, but would be best with older kids while he learns boundaries and to keep all four paws on the floor.  Visiting children would be just fine.  He has spent time with his foster parent's grand kids and was a good boy.  So sweet!

These little humans sure are swell.

T-Bone as a wonderfully soft (gentle) mouth, is not destructive in the house, and he is super off-leash.  Atta boy!   He is also not much of a drooler.  Bonus!

I love country walks.... and WATER!!

T-Bone is neutered, microchipped, and up to date on his vaccines.

He is being fostered in the Ottawa area.  Her approved adopters will be required to pick him up in person.  An adoption donation of $500 will apply.



Friday, March 25, 2016

Spring Fundraiser Wrap-Up


Last weekend's Spring Fundraiser was a huge success bringing in over $2000 to help Newfs in need.

A HUGE THANK YOU to all of the volunteers who worked so hard to put this fabulous event together, to the generous donors who gave auction items and baked goods for the sale, and of course to our supporters who came out and took part in the day.

A special thanks goes to Dunbartion-Fairport United Church for graciously hosting us and of course to Sandy and Jeff who organize this popular annual fundraiser.

Thanks so much!


Here are a few photos from the day, thanks to Joseph Cuan Photography for the pictures!














Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Brigitte

Brigitte
2016-008

I was adopted!

Quick Adoption Overview
Available for adoption once spayed
3 years old
Good with other dogs
Good with cats
Snores like a chainsaw
Fostered in Mississauga
Fenced yard required




All About Brigitte

Adorable gal Brigitte is a total love bug!  A silly girl with a twinkle in her eye, she is goofy and totally adorable.


An unclaimed stray, life in the shelter was stressful for Brigitte so she came to us to find a loving foster home where she can be given loads of TLC and eventually find her perfect forever home.

Her coat was so heavily matted that we were unable to brush it out and unfortunately it had to be shaved off.  She is feeling loads better and able to move around easily now that all of the painful mats are gone.


Brigitte gets along well with other dogs and is playful and friendly.  She would be happy to find a home where she has another 4 footed pal to romp and play with.

Here she is playing with her foster brother Kodi.....how cute!


Brigitte loves to play!

She has been tested with cats and appears to be fine, so could join a family with a dog savvy feline friends.




She knows some basic commands, in French, and is working on her manners. She seems to prefer the quiet of country life to the noises of city living and further assessments are pending.




  

Bri is a little bit of a piggie and loves to play in the mud, roll in the water and generally make a royal mess of herself.  She is definitely not a match for the house proud!


We estimate that she is 2-3 years old.  She has been vaccinated and will be spayed shortly.  Once spayed she will be available for adoption.

She is being fostered in Mississauga, ON and her approved adopters will be required to pick her up in person.

An adoption donation of $500 applies.