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


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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.

Monday, February 4, 2019

Raven


RAVEN
2019-003

ADOPTION PENDING!

Quick Adoption Overview
DOB August 21, 2015
Located in Newtonville, 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 Raven


Raven arrived in our care on February 3 and is currently under assessment.  So far she is proving to be a happy, playful, friendly girl. She knows basic commands, is well mannered and calm in the house, and is a very sweet Newf.



She came to us through no fault of her own when her owners felt they were no longer able to meet her needs. A sweet and sensitive gal, she has lived her life in the country and will be happiest in a rural environment.


Raven gets along well with other dogs and is having a great time horsing around with the other dogs at her foster home.  She will be happiest joining a family where she will have another well mannered four-footed pal to play with.


Raven is spayed and her vaccines are up to date. We will run a blood panel shortly to ensure all is well. Updates to come as we get to know her. 




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 3, 2019

Lucy


LUCY
2019-002
Quick Adoption Overview
DOB September 25, 2012
Located in Welland, 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 Lucy


Lucy arrived in our care on February 3 and is currently under assessment.  She is a sweet and friendly gal who loves the company of people and getting loads of attention.

She came to us through no fault of her own when her owner's living arrangements changed. 

Lucy knows some basic commands and we are told she has nice house manners, except for occasional counter surfing!  We will report back on this as we get to know her!


She has never lived with other dogs or cats so we will be assessing her doggie social skills in the coming days.


Lucy is spayed and current on vaccines.  Lucy will need to drop a few pounds to reach a healthy weight, but with exercise and a healthy diet, we expect her to drop the pounds quickly.  We will be running bloodwork and doing a vet check to ensure that she is in good health.

Updates to come in the next few days.


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, December 31, 2018

Happy "Newf" Year


As the year comes to a close we'd like to thank all the people who came together to help us improve the lives of so many Newfs.

2018 was a year of ups and downs with many challenges, some heartbreaking moments, but also an abundance of joyful happy endings. Today we are celebrating all the triumphs of the past year. Rescue is never easy work, but with the support of so many of you we made a difference and touched the lives of each of these wonderful dogs.

A special thank you goes out to our amazing group of dedicated and hardworking volunteers who give of themselves so freely. A tremendous amount of work goes into running a rescue—much of it behind the scenes. We are so fortunate to have a remarkable team who pull together to provide top-notch care to every Newf who comes through our program. Kudos go to our foster families who open their hearts and homes repeatedly, giving so much love and making a tremendous difference in the life of every single dog they foster.

Thank you also to our generous donors who continue to support our rescue program and the work we do; each of you made a profound impact on a dog's life. This year we facilitated more orthopaedic surgeries than ever before, giving Newfs with serious health issues a new lease on life. Because of our supporters we could provide excellent care for every dog in our program and meet all of their needs.

We couldn't do what we do without the incredible support and generosity of the many wonderful veterinary clinics who are so giving of their time and expertise, and provide such exceptional care to the dogs in our program. To Apsley Veterinary ServicesBridle Trail Veterinary ClinicCaledon Mountain Veterinary HospitalClarkson Village Animal HospitalSouth Tower Animal Hospital, and so many more, thank you so much for everything you do to support Newf Friends. Your compassion and kindness is so appreciated.

Happy Newf Year, everyone—may 2019 be filled with much happiness!

Monday, November 26, 2018

Marley


MARLEY
2018-017
Adoption Pending

Quick Adoption Overview
DOB Oct 6, 2014
Good with other dogs -- looking for a home where she will have a four-legged companion

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 Marley
Sweet gal Marley arrived on November 26 and is doing well in her foster home.  We don't know much about her past other than that she was surrendered to the SPCA before being placed with us for care.   What we do know is that she is a sweet girl who LOVES attention and just wants a family to call her own.

She has come a long way since arriving in foster care.  Her foster family have made great progress teaching her the basics and working on housebreaking.  A home where she will get loads of opportunities for training and confidence boosting is the best fit for Marley.

She has great potential and is eager to please. A sensitive girl, she needs a soft hand and gentle encouragement to help her blossom.  Her temperament is so sweet and she just wants to be loved.


Marley has issues with her hips and is currently quite overweight.  We have begun a medication regimen that is successfully managing her pain and enabling her to exercise and have fun.  She will require pain meds throughout her life, averaging about $200/month.

Now that her pain is under control, her mobility is quite good and her foster family are working on muscle building and getting her to a healthy weight. A family that is committed to working with Marley to build strength and shed her extra pounds will be the right match for her.


Her ideal home will have few or no stairs.

Her coat is fairly easy to maintain as Newfs go and she is not a heavy drooler.


Marley really enjoys the company of other dogs and plays nicely.  She is a spunky girl who loves to romp and play now that her pain is managed.  She seeks out the other dogs in her foster home for companionship and comfort and will be happiest in a home with a canine pal. A home where she would be the only dog will not be considered for her.

She has not been tested with cats in foster care but does show some interest in chasing squirrels when out walking, as many dogs do!


Marley is a social gal who loves to have people around her.  She can be anxious if left alone, although having a canine companion at her side seems to remedy this.  A home where her time home alone will be minimal is best. Long days spent alone would be stressful for her.

Due to Marley's life-long health needs, a reduced 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.

Saturday, November 17, 2018

Lacey


Lacey
2018-016

I was adopted on February 2/19!

Quick Adoption Overview
DOB January 28, 2016
Located in Barrie, ON
ok with large dogs, can not go to a home with small dogs
CAT-FREE home required
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 Lacey


Lovely gal Lacey arrived in our care on November 17th and has settled into her foster home very well.


Lacey knows a few commands and her foster family are working on teaching her more of the basics. She is a bright girl who is eager to please and she is picking up new commands quickly.

Lacey is very much like a puppy still! Her house manners are ok, except for attempted counter cruising!   Her leash manners could use some spiffing up as well, her foster family are working on this and making great strides.   Adopters who are willing to put in some work around obedience training will be best for her.


She is an active girl who has fairly high energy and will be well suited to owners who are interested in getting out and being active with her, working her mind and body to meet her enthusiasm!  She's a spunky gal!


She is said to gets along well with other large dogs, happily living with another Newf before coming to our program, and is doing well with her foster brother.  A very well socialized large or giant breed dog who plays nicely would be a good fit as a playmate for Lacey.


Having said that, Lacey does have prey drive issues and is not reliable around small breed dogs or cats in her home.  Her surrendering family reported that she is fine walking by small breed dogs while out on leash though.  (Further assessment pending.)  After Lacey's owner passed away earlier this year, Lacey moved in with her owner's daughter.   Despite several months of work, Lacey could not be left with the resident small breed dog reliably.  Due to Lacey's prey drive homes with cats or small-breed dogs will not be considered.  She is also not a candidate for dog parks.

Lacey would be happiest in a home where she will not be left for long hours every day.  A few hours a day would be fine, but she is very people focused and will not be happy being left long days alone.

Further details about Lacey will be posted as we get to know her.

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, November 5, 2018

Buford

Buford
2018-015

ADOPTED Nov 11/18

Quick Adoption Overview
DOB March 12, 2011
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 Buford

What a catch!  This handsome fella' is a new arrival in our program and is settling into his foster home nicely.  He came to us through no fault of his own when changes in his owner's life necessitated that he be rehomed.   Buford has been loved greatly throughout his life and it really shows.  He is a wonderful Newf who will make one lucky family so very happy.

Buford is well mannered, knows basic commands, gets along with everyone, and is a real gem!  He loves to have a job to do and would be a great match for someone looking for a Newf to do therapy work with.
Gentle with other dogs, Buford could happily join a family with another four-footed pal.

He is UTD on vaccines, neutered and appears to be in good health.

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.

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Max

MAX
2018-014

ADOPTED!

Quick Adoption Overview
DOB April 10, 2010
Located in Oakville, ON
Good with dogs and 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.

Fresh from the groomer, Max is enjoying chest scratches!

All about Max

Sweetie-pie max arrived in our care on October 20 and is making himself right at home in his foster home.  He is a well-mannered boy who has excellent house manners, knows basic commands and is eager to please.

This love-bug gets along with everyone he meets, including dogs and cats.  He could join a home with another four-footed pal, or would be equally happy to be the only dog in the family.

At 150 lbs Max needs to drop several pounds which will help give him more energy and enable him to get around better.  He loves to go swimming so this will be a great exercise to help shed those extra pounds and build his muscle!

Max is neutered and current on vaccines.  He is currently being treated for ear and eye infections and will be ready to be adopted once we have those cleared up.  Applications are now being accepted.

Because Max is a senior, a reduced adoption donation of $350 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.

Friday, October 12, 2018

Stella


Stella
2018-013

On medical hold for bilateral TPLO surgery.
She has healed well from her first surgery, her second surgery will be done within a few weeks.

Quick Adoption Overview
DOB October 2013
Located in Bancroft, 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 Stella
Stella arrived in our care on October 11 and has settled into her foster home nicely.  She is a friendly gal who is well-mannered and gets along with everyone.  What a gem!


Stella knows several commands, has excellent leash manners, great off-lead recall and is an all around easy going gal.  She greets everyone with a wagging tail, and occasionally their shoe in her mouth!  Silly Stella!

She is an adorable girl who loves to carry stuffies around and will happily lay on her bed and gently play with her toys.


She gets along well with most other dogs but has a preference for hanging out with male dogs over females.  In her foster home, Stella lives with 3 males and 1 other female and gets along with all of them. She's had numerous visiting dogs come and go from her foster home and has enjoyed the company of most of them, with the exception of bossy females.


Her greeting style can be a bit pushy for some dogs, so an owner who will continue to work with Stella on this will be best.  She likes to romp and play with other dogs but can become overstimulated easily so is best suited to a playmate who has a mellow, gentle play-style.  She can guard her food a bit but is easily redirected.  In her foster home, she will wait calmly with the other dogs during their meal prep, then eats in a separate area to avoid issues.

One month post-op and doing very well!
If she were to join a family with another dog, an easy-going male would be the best match.  She would also be equally happy being the only dog and keeping all of the attention for herself!

Stella has been respectful around the farm animals at her foster home, even watching politely as chickens run around her.  What a good girl.


Healthwise, she has been spayed, is current on vaccines and her bloodwork is great.  Unfortunately, Stella has bilateral ruptured cruciate ligaments and will need to undergo TPLO surgery to repair her knees before she is available for adoption.  She underwent surgery on one knee in late November and is healing wonderfully.  She will have surgery on her second knee this winter.


 She should be ready to join an adoptive home early-spring 2019.   We will consider placing her sooner if her adopters can manage her post-op rehab and follow-up appointments at one of our rescue-friendly clinics.

5 weeks post-op, out for her morning stroll
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.