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


Follow us on Facebook for daily updates and to hear about all of the happenings at Newf Friends Newfoundland Dog Rescue www.facebook.com/NewfFriends/

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.

Thursday, April 5, 2018

Advance online bidding - open to April 13

Spring Fundraiser Silent Auction Advance online bidding

DATE CHANGE: Due to inclement weather our Apr 14 event has been postponed to May 26 from 11-3.....we will reopen advance bidding mid-May!

Can't make it to our Spring Fundraiser on April 14th? No worries, you can still join in on some of the fun.  We are now accepting advance bids for some of the silent auction items that will be available at our event!  There will be a lot of other items at the event, so if you are able to attend, please do!

How does advance bidding work?

Bid by emailing your highest bid (in Canadian Funds) to us at newf.friends@gmail.com by 4 pm EST Friday, April 13, 2018 and our agent will bid on your behalf, in $5 increments.   (Full details listed below, under "The Legal Stuff".)

Bid generously, all proceeds come to Newf Friends rescue!  (Note, items marked with an opening bid have multiple bids on them already, and the current bid showing is $5 above the second highest  as we are bidding on behalf of the person who has placed the highest bid.)

LOT 1
Custom Single Pet Portrait Wood Burning on Live Edge Wood
Value of $299.00
Approximately 12 by 12
Graciously donated by Jodie Etmanski

Email a photo of your pet to Jodie and have a gorgeous wood burning portrait created for you
Opening bid $50


Lot 2 
Landseer Coin Purse 
3.5" by 4.5"
created by Jodie Etmanski


Lot 3
Blue Jays Jersey
Josh Donaldson
Size XL
donated by Gary Anderson


Lot 4
Nine West Patent Purse
size 12"by 12"
Many thanks to Nada Mojsoski

Lot 5
Black Zara Handbag 
Featuring gold hoop handles and a shoulder strap
Magnetic closure
Graciously donated by Nada Mojsoski


Lot 6
Rustic Picture Frame
Size 11.5" by 9.5"
Holds a 4" by 6" photo
Thanks to West Wind Gallery and Gifts in Bancroft



Lot 7
Greaves Gift Basket
Featuring a variety of jams, a scone mix, maple syrup, caramel corn and teas
many thanks to Greaves of Niagara on the Lake



Lot 8
Ren's Gift Bag
Featuring treats, poo bags and a Zany Ball Rope twister value $60.00
Donated by Ren's Pet Depot of Whitby



Lot 9
Doggie's Box of Fun
Features Benny Bullies, Crumps' Baked Liver, a Kong Rope Wubba, 2 Dinasaur Toys and a Starfish Value $100
many thanks to Barb Griffin


Lot 10
One Hour Massage in your own home with RMT, Tamara Brook-Allred value $90
Will travel east to Newcastle, west to Oshawa and North to Peterborough
Opening Bid $20


Lot 11
$50 Gift Certificate for Crooked Creek Garden Center
in Newtonville

many thanks to Tom and Jo Kieser



Lot 12
Dr. Scholl's Comfort Plus Footbath with Bubbles
Features multiple settings for heat, massage, and bubbles. Value $60.00
Many thanks to Marina Fitzpatrick


Lot 13
Authentic Coach Purse
Black with shades of Grey
This purse features a 18" braided handle and is 12"wide by 10" high
Graciously donated by Nada Mojsoski


Lot 14
Zara soft pink, metallic handbag
10" wide by 7" tall
Many thanks to Nada Mojsoski


Lot 15
Hummingbird Feeder
11.5 " tall
Value 32.00
Generously donated by West Wind Gallery and Gifts of Bancroft


Lot 16
Hooded Banana Leaf Elevated Cat/Dog Condo
Maximum Weight approx. 20lbs
26" high and 16" wide
Value $80
Thanks to Sandy Lovisek


Lot 17
Brown Coach Clutch accented with suede 
7" wide by 8.5" high
Generously donated by Nada Mojsoski



LOT 18
Pearl Jam – Vs/Vitalogy 3CD / 5LP / 1Cassette + Memorabilia - Limited Edition Box Set (1993-1995)
The Ultimate 20th Anniversary Pearl Jam Set: The Band's Two Best Studio Records Remastered on CD and LP Plus Incredible Live 1994 Show Not Available Individually 80-Page Booklet and Glassine Envelope Contain Tons of Memorabilia and Rare Photos
The tracklisting is here: https://www.amazon.com/Vs-Vitalogy-Ltd-Box-Set/dp/B00520DN9 
Video Background for the listing:    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8nlgr2H7K8Y
 Now out of print.  Value $250
Opening Bid $100
Generously donated by John Wellman, Sony Music

LOT 19
Johnny Cash Gift Pack 
(1) Johnny Cash - The Legend Box Set (4CD)
The career retrospective from Johnny Cash that has been completely overseen by their only son John Carter Cash. The Legend presents 104 tracks from 1955-2002 on 4 CDs, complete with 7 unreleased tracks from the House Of Cash tape vault.
(1) Johnny Cash – Live at Folsom Prison 2LP
(1) Johnny Cash – 8x10 Photo with Acid Free-Matting for a 11x14 Frame.
Approx Value is $90.Donated by John Wellman, Sony Music
Opening Bid $50
LOT 20
Bob Dylan Gift Pack

(1) Bob Dylan – Dylan (3CD Limited Edition – Deluxe Box Set)
This definitive Bob Dylan collection chronicles the artist's four decades of groundbreaking studio recordings, as well as his unparalleled influence on popular music and culture. Dylan serves as both a comprehensive introduction for new fans and an expansive, cherished overview for long time Bob Dylan Devotees.
(1) Bob Dylan – The Freewheelin’ Bob Dylan 1LP
(1) Bob Dylan – 8x10 Photo with Acid Free-Matting for a 11x14 Frame.
 Approx Value is $90.
Donated by John Wellman, Sony Music
opening Bid $50

Lot 21
Brand New
14 kt white gold, sapphire and diamond drop earrings.  
Each earring is set with one 6mm x 4mm pear-shaped, blue sapphire and one round brilliant cut diamond. The total diamond weight is 0.17 CTS or greater.  The diamond clarity is VS-2 or better.   The diamond colour is 1 or better.  Opening bid $250.00
Many thanks to Barb Griffin!!!


Lot 22
Hand Carved Candy Tray
17.5" tall
graciously donated by Country Pride Bed and Breakfast, Newtonville


Lot 23 
Metal Candle holder
16" tall
Many thanks to Country Pride Bed and Breakfast, Newtonville


The Legal Stuff

Silent Auction  Bids will be accepted by email to newf.friends@gmail.com   up to 4 pm EST Friday, April 13, 2018.   Please state clearly the lot number, description and your HIGHEST bid....no BUY IT bids will be accepted. Please include your name, full mailing address and phone number.

The silent auction will take place on April 14, 2018 at our Spring Fundraiser in Pickering.

An agent will bid on the floor for the e-mail  bidders in the following manner.

a) only the top two bidders on each lot will be considered
b) the silent auction bidding will start at $5 over the second highest e-mail bid and that bid will be for the highest e-mail bidder on that lot.
c) the agent will continue to bid if necessary until the e-mail bidder is successful or their highest bid is passed by a floor bid...
d) A floor bid that matches the e-mail bidder will go to the e-mail bidder unless the floor bidder advances by one more bid
e) Only the agent will know the amount of the e-mail bids
f) If there are no e-mail bids then the bidding on that lot will begin at the minimum bid as noted in the listings.
f) All bids are in increments of $5

Terms of Sale

1. All bids are per lot as described. The right is reserved to withdraw any lot prior to the sale.The auctioneer shall regulate the bidding on the floor. The auctioneer has the right to reject any bid. In the event of any dispute, his decision shall be final.

2. The highest bidder shall prevail at one advance of $5 over the next highest bidder. Tie bids shall go to the e-mail bidder unless advanced as above. There will be no buyer's premium added to the selling price.

3. Successful FLOOR BIDDERS must pick up their lots or arrange for delivery immediately after the sale. E-mail bidders will receive notification if successful. Lots shall not be sent/given to the buyer until payment has been received.

4. Shipping and handling are charged to the BUYER. Lots will be shipped by Xpresspost in Canada or Xpresspost USA to the USA.

5. Claims for errors in the description must be made within 7 days after receipt. Any returns are at the buyer's expense.

6. All lots must be paid for by cash, certified cheque or bank draft in Canadian funds or via email transfer.

7. The agent bidding for an e-mail bidder WILL NOT go over their highest bid and will try to obtain the lot for less if possible.

8. The placement of a bid shall constitute acceptance of these terms of sale.

Monday, April 2, 2018

Rhue


Rhue
2018-008

On medical hold due to severe joint pain and morbid obesity

Quick Adoption Overview
DOB May 5, 2014
Newf x Pyr
Located in Thornhill, ON
Playful 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 Rhue

This sweet girl is a friendly and affectionate Newf x Pyr cross who is pretty as can be!  Rhue has nice house manners, knows some basic commands and is a gentle girl.  



She came to our program when her owner moved into an apartment building that was not a suitable environment for her.  She has settled into her foster home nicely and is doing well with the adjustment.

Rhue has previously lived with other dogs with no issues.  She met the dogs in her foster home without incident and has been fine going out walking with them, etc.  She is showing some anxiety when the dogs approach her space when indoors, this is likley partially due to her experiencing pain (see below).  Further assessment pending.
 


Rhue has been spayed and is current on vaccines. Bloodwork results for thyroid function, tick-borne illness and HW are pending.

She is morbidly obese and as a result, her mobility is not very good.  Coupled with bilateral knee injuries that were left untreated, Rhue has been living with chronic pain for some time.  She also appears to have shoulder and perhaps hip issues, but due to her obesity, it is very difficult to get a proper assessment.

Our priority for the short term is to manage her pain.  If we are successful in controlling pain then we will work on weight loss, and once successful at that we will re-evaluate her mobility, complete x-rays and determine what if anything can be done to help Rhue.  A combination of pain, anti-inflammatory medication and supplements have been started with the hope of giving Rhue a chance at a happy, pain-free life.

Updates to follow.

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.

Thursday, March 22, 2018

Sky

SKY
2018-007

Quick Adoption Overview
DOB April 14, 2013
Good with cats
Good with well mannered dogs
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.
All about Sky
Hanging out at class, what a good boy!

This handsome landseer is a friendly fellow who is eager to please and quick to learn.  He knows some basic commands and is sweet and affectionate.  He has nice house manners and is a lovable boy.

This well-traveled boy came to Canada from Belgium and has enjoyed many adventures in his 5 years.   He came to us through no fault of his own when his owner moved back overseas and was unable to take him.  He is currently living with his dog sitter.

What a cutie!

He has lived happily with cats and is fine with well-mannered dogs.  He can get a little excited when meeting new dogs but redirects very well and is happy to work for treats!  Good boy!

Sky has been vaccinated and his recent bloodwork showed no issues.  Sky has now been neutered and will be ready to join an adoptive home shortly.

We had hip xrays performed on him due to his slightly odd gait and him favouring his left side when standing. He has mild dysplasia in his hips, although his mobility is not compromiseed and he can happily romp and play without issue.  He will be a good candidate for joint supplements and exercises to target building his hip muscles and to ensure good muscle support to his knees to prevent future injuries.



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, March 11, 2018

Rose

ROSE
2018-006

On medical hold pending recovery from surgery 


Quick Adoption Overview
DOB February 8, 2017
Located in Mississauga, 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 Rose
This sweet 1-year-old gal is a real catch!  Well mannered, gentle and lovable as can be, Rose will be the perfect addition to a loving family who has some time to work on her socialization.

She knows basic commands, walks nicely on leash, has lovely house manners, and is an all-around wonderful gal.  Sure, she has her moments of puppy silliness, but she is eager to please and quick to learn.


Rose gets along with well-mannered dogs and could happily join a home with dogs, cats or other critters.  She is gentle and friendly and such a good girl!  Here she is with her foster sister Peggy (Rose on the left, Peggy on the right.)


She can be a bit nervous when meeting new dogs and people, but with continued socialization we expect her confidence to increase greatly.  Once she is healed from surgery her awesome foster parents will begin taking her to classes to improve her social skills.  An adoptive family who are committed to continuing on with her training will be ideal for her.

Rose came to us when her owners were not able to meet her health needs.  They made the loving decision to surrender her to our program so that we could get to the bottom of her recurring bladder infections and get her on the road to good health.

Rose is currently recovering from surgery performed to correct her inverted vulva that we suspect might be the cause of the recurring infections.  Once she is healed from the surgery we will monitor to see if that solved the issue, otherwise, she will likely need to be on prescription food to maintain urinary health.  Updates to follow. 


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, February 23, 2018

Bentley


Bentley
2018-004

Available for adoption

Quick Adoption Overview
DOB 7 years old
Located in Barrie, 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 Bentley

This sweet fellow arrived in our care on February 21 and is getting settled into his foster home.  We are told he is a Newf/Mastiff/Bernese Mountain Dog mix.  Whatever he is, he's a cutie!

Bentley has nice house manners and is a gentle, friendly boy.  He is sweet and affectionate, calm and well mannered and an all-around great catch.



He has lived with his brother Monty and gets along well with other dogs.  He does become excited on-leash when he sees a dog (he is excited to greet them) but his foster family have been working on this and he has been doing very well.  His leash manners have really come along nicely.  Good boy Bentley! 


Bentley and his brother were turned over to a shelter when their owner passed away.  We were asked by the shelter to bring the boys into our care......how could we say no to these faces?


 

Bentley has been neutered and brought up to date on vaccines.

He is currently under assessment in foster care.  Further details will be posted as we get to know him.


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 11, 2018

Freja

Freja
2018-003

Meet and Greet Pending

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 thriving in the care of her foster family.  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 was left home alone, so they surrendered her to us.  Her foster family has successfully resolved these issues and Freja is doing great!


Freja has some mild separation anxiety issues and can become stressed when left alone, particularly if she is crated.  Her foster family have been working hard to resolve this and Freja is now able to spend a few hours at home alone without issue.  Good girl Freja!

Having said that, she would be happiest in a home where someone is around a good portion of the time -- long days alone (more than 4 hours) would be rough for her.  Her ideal adopters will have the time to continue to work with Freja to build her confidence and help her reach her full potential.


A Nothing in Life is Free approach works wonders for this girl and all dogs who come into our program.


Freja gets along well with other dogs and has happily had some play sessions with the resident Newf at her foster home.  She is far more focused on people than dogs but does find the company of another dog when her foster family are out to be of great comfort.  For this reason we feel she is better suited to a home with another dog.

She is also well mannered around cats so could join a home with a feline pal.  Good girl Freja!


She has nice manners, knows basic commands and is a gentle, friendly girl.

Freja has been spayed and is UTD on vaccines.
Update April 1:  Freja is currently being treated for a UTI; it is possible that she may require prescription food to prevent recurring infections.

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.