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.

Monday, March 2, 2015

Newf Friends’ Spring Fundraising Event

Bring your whole family, fur and non- furbearing out for a fun filled afternoon to support Newfoundland dogs in the Newf Friends Program!

The event will feature:
Face painting
Live music
Bake Sale for human and doggie consumption
Silent auction
Newf Drawn Cart rides
Easter and novelty items for sale

It is a ‘pawsitively’ fabulous cause to support!

Saturday, March 28/15
at Dunbarton-Fairport United Church
1066 Dunbarton Rd Pickering, ON

See you there!

Monday, February 9, 2015

Adopter Update: Maddie



Hello Newf Friends!

It has been one year since we brought Maddie home and I thought I'd give everyone an update on her.

Maddie is our first Newf and we absolutely adore her. She has adjusted very well to life with three canine brothers and everyone gets along wonderfully.  She enjoys riding in the car, walking around the college campus near our home, rolling down the hill in our backyard, and taking naps (usually in our bed, until she wants to cool off on the tile floor).  Maddie is currently enrolled in obedience classes and I hope to one day make her a therapy dog.  She turns heads everywhere we go and we get many compliments on not only her looks, but her demeanor as well.  She likes everyone, but is definitely her Mama's girl!  Although she is a non-standard color, she is an excellent ambassador for the breed - calm, gentle, loyal, loving, smart.

We can't thank Newf Friends enough, especially Tami and Kailee, for matching us with our sweet girl and taking care of her until we picked her up. Maddie brightens our lives and makes us smile everyday. Thanks to her we have fallen in love with the breed and we hope to always have a Newfie in our lives.

Thank you!

Sara and Jake


Friday, January 30, 2015

Adopter Update: Cash

It has been a year since Cash walked in my door and became a "foster
failure". I have not regretted one minute of having him in my life.
He and Calder (my 3 yr old yellow lab) constantly amuse and delight
all they meet.  Cash has a gentle spirit but also seems to have an
acute sense of humour.  I'm not sure how he manages to smile and roll
his eyes at the same time when he thinks I'm being too silly.  He can
be an elderly statesman one minute, and then in the next a carefree
He has taught me a great deal...not to stress the small stuff (like
giant clumps of black fur), and that this gentle giant of a dog has
the capabilty of expanding one's heart.    He has left a very big
footprint in my life.
Bravo to Newf Rescue.  Thank-you for all you do.....
Carol Jeffrey and Cash

Wednesday, January 28, 2015



Riley is super friendly and loves to be around people!  He's a happy, goofy, playful boy who is looking for an active family to call his own.

Born March 1, 2014 Riley is just a pup at 12 months of age.  He is a Great Pyrenees/Bernese Mountain Dog/Newf mix and is cute as ever! 

Riley is friendly and social, enjoys attention and is eager to please.  He responds well to clear direction from a confident handler.  Like a typical young male, he can be a bit stubborn at times, but with kind and clear expectations laid out he has quickly learned what is expected of him. He is very eager to please, has excellent leash manners and house manners....well, except for occasionally counter surfing!

Riley has started attending obedience classes and has proven himself to have excellent focus -- he's a great candidate for someone who is interested in doing obedience and working dog activities.  The mental and physical stimulation needed for this type of work is exactly what Riley needs.

Riley has done very well meeting and playing with many new dogs since he arrived in foster care. His surrendering family did have some difficulty with him and another dog, but so far we have not seen any indication of issues with other dogs at all.  In this video he is being goofy and playful with several dogs at his foster home. 

Riley is a boisterous boy who plays hard so is best suited to a home where he will have a playmate of comparable size, and who is very well mannered around other dogs.  He can become overstimulated easily, so a companion who is mellow and will calmly correct him when he plays too hard will be a great benefit for him.  He is not suited to a home with another dog who also becomes overstimulated easily.  He is also not suited to a home where he will not have a playmate -- this boy loves to romp and wrestle so he definitely should have a four footed pal to play with!

Due to his breed mixture Riley is not suitable for being off lead in an unsecured area -- for this reason we are only considering applications where there is a securely fenced yard for him to play in off lead.  His foster mom has started assessing him at dog parks and he is doing very well greeting new dogs and playing.  Again, a fenced dog park is necessary since his off lead recall is still a work in progress (he suffers from selective hearing!)

He is best suited to an adoptive family that is experienced with giant breed dogs, and who are interested in pursing training activities with him to harness his energy and keep him mentally stimulated.  He is not a suitable dog for first time dog owners or people who are not well versed in the training and care of giant breed dogs.  Because he is a young, boisterous boy, homes with young children are not a suitable match for him.

Riley has been vet checked, is UTD on vaccines and has been neutered.

To be considered for adopting Riley please complete our adoption application and email it back to us.  Riley is being fostered in the Mississauga area and his approved adopters will be required to pick him up in person. An adoption donation of $500 applies.

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Adopter Update: Ruthie

Visiting Friends
Ruthie has been with us for a year now. In that time she has had many fun adventures. Attached are just a few. 
Thank you very much for helping Ruthie find a way into our family! 
All the best.
John and Kerry


Posing for moody photos in the fog

Playing watchdog

Spending time with Grandpa

Going out on the town

Making stew


Thursday, January 8, 2015

Adopter Update: Daphne

Hi Tami:
Happy new year, hope you had a lovely holiday.
Thought I would give you an update on my little girl Daphne.  What a treasure!  She is the type of dog that you can’t help but love and she loves everybody.  Thank you again for placing her with us.  Thought you might get a kick out of these photos of her.  Now that I have moved to Innisfil I have bought my own horse, Daphne loves him and gives him kisses whenever she can…………LOL
Take care
Best regards,

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Adopter Update: Barney

Hi - I saw all of the adopter updates on the Newf Friends Facebook  page and I just wanted to send you a quick update and a recent photo of  Barney in his favourite pose. Doesn't he looked relaxed?

We are so fortunate to have found Barney (and Erica). Barney became a part of our family instantly and is so loved by all of us. We hope that we give him what he needs because he gives to us each and every day in his own special Newf way.

A few more pics for your reading and viewing pleasure....

Barney decided that this mattress was adequate cushioning for the back of the car. He napped there for a couple of hours.

I need a boost...

Christmas 2013

Life at the cottage....

Thanks for all you do, Kind regards, Sandra

Adopter Update: Dulcie

Hi Tami, just another update on Dulcie.
Dulcie has made herself at home and everyone just loves her!! The vet, the mailman, the neighbours....it was just meant to be :) this Christmas we are counting our blessings we were the lucky ones to adopt her!!!

Wishing you all the best and a very merry Christmas.

Susan, Marc, Ryan, Emily, Caitlyn
Sky & Dulcie :)

Monday, December 22, 2014

Adopter Update: Marshmallow


Marshmallow is doing so great!  We love her so much and she brings so much love to our family!! She now walk and runs as if she was a puppy. she has charmed all the neighbours , they wave to her....should I teach her to wave back?  Anyways here is a picture of her on her couch after a long day.

Merry christmas and happy new year to all!

Adopter Update: Bennie (was Glenn)

Just a small update on Bennie, it has been a year now since adopting Bennie and he has been a dream to have. Stressfull at the start but with a little advise from Tami and Kaliee things changed for the better right away. We could not imagine life without Bennie now.


He was scared of anything at the start, if we picked up a shovel to clear the walkway or a broom to sweep he was running away scared, now well he won't even wake up! All his fears are gone, it took 6 months or so but is now just loving running around with his buddy through the bush at the back of our property.

He has brought joy to both of us and a play buddy for Reggie. In town on our walks he now loves to greet people and get as  much attention as possible. Bennie is also extemely gentle but is also the boss when it comes to Reggie.

Thanks so much for our little guy.