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, 2025

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.

Wednesday, June 3, 2020

Caesar


Caesar
2020-001

Quick Adoption Overview
DOB October 11, 2012
Located in the Guelph, ON area
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 Caesar

This lovable boy arrived in our care on May 30th and is settling into his foster home nicely.  He is a sweet, mild-mannered Newf who is gentle and affectionate.

Caesar is on medical hold pending completion of treatment for a severe ear and skin infection. 
Tipping the scales at 185 lbs on intake, Caesar was extremely overweight and a weight loss regimen has begun to help him get healthy and improve his mobility.  At the moment his ability to use stairs, get into vehicles, etc is greatly compromised due to arthritis exacerbated by his obesity, but with exercise and weight loss we hope to see improvement.

His bloodwork confirmed our suspicions that low thyroid may be contributing to his health issues, so we have now begun thyroid medication.  As of the end of June, Caesar is responding very well to treatment and is feeling so much better already!  His skin is clearing, he has lots of energy and is happy to get moving and go for walks to burn off those extra pounds.

  


Caesar gets along well with other animals and could join a home with another mellow canine pal.

A home with few or no stairs is best for him.  An owner who enjoys getting out and walking will be the very best match for Caesar as he will need a lot of low impact exercises to drop his extra weight!

Follow our site for updates as we help get Caesar healthy and feeling good again.




Due to the pandemic, we are unable to place dogs into the US at the moment.  We are also not able to complete home visits to approve new adopters, so adoption preference will be given to previously approved adopters and prior adopters at this time. 


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, April 10, 2020

Covid 19

Hello fellow Newf lovers

During these difficult and unpredictable times, we have many challenges to face. We are taking every measure necessary to ensure that we can continue to help Newfoundland Dogs in need in our province while keeping all of our volunteers safe.

To facilitate this we are taking the following steps.

1. NewfStock 2020 which was planned for September of this year has been cancelled.

We realize this will come as a huge disappointment to many of our supporters, but we are unable to hold planning sessions to organize the event. Further, with the unpredictability of how our province will be functioning come September, potential travel restrictions, and the devastating financial impact many of our volunteers and supporters are experiencing as a result of job interruption, we feel this is the best option.

If you have booked a room, please call the hotel to cancel. UPDATE: The hotel has said no need to call, they are automatically cancelling all bookings for the event. If you want to stay during that time anyway. just call them and ask them not to cancel

We will reschedule NewfStock for 2022. (The Newf Club of Canada will be holding its Speciality in Ontario in 2021 and we do not run NewfStock on years the Speciality is held in this province.)

2. Intake procedures
For the safety of our volunteers and surrendering families, our intake procedures will be adjusted. We will be assessing each situation on a case-by-case basis to assess quarantine status, risk, etc. and ensure the safety of all involved.

We ask that surrendering families transport their dog directly to one of our approved vet clinics at a pre-arranged time and hand the dog over there for vet assessment. One of our volunteers will pick the dog up from the vet clinic and will take the dog for a full bath upon intake.

All paperwork will be completed online, and hard copies left at the vet clinic by the surrendering family.

3. Adoptions
Adoption preference will be given to pre-approved adopters/previous adopters as we will not be able to conduct home visits at this time.

As this crisis is constantly evolving we will provide further updates as needed.

We are hoping that all of our volunteers, adopters, and supporters stay safe as we all weather this storm together.

Be well.

Tuesday, January 7, 2020

NewfStock 2020

Registration and hotel bookings now open for NEWFSTOCK 2020! 

Visit http://newfstock.ca/ for details!

Tuesday, December 3, 2019

Mosley

MOSLEY
2019-014

I was adopted!

Quick Adoption Overview
DOB July 30, 2012
Located in Ottawa, 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 Mosely

As sweet as he is handsome, lovable Mosely arrived in our care on Dec 2 and is settling in nicely at his foster home.  

This well-mannered boy is a real gem -- gentle, friendly, and all-around a wonderful Newf. He is great around children, enjoys the company of other dogs, and is fine with cats.  What a good boy!

Mosely has been very well-loved his entire life, and it shows.  He came to us when changes in his owner's life necessitated that they move across the globe, and they knew the quarantine and move would be too hard on their beloved Newf.  Thinking of what was best for Mosely, they made the decision to trust us with his care to find him the perfect family.  

We are currently reviewing our waiting list to look for the very best match for this wonderful boy.

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 25, 2019

Elspeth

Elspeth

2019-013

Adopted!

Quick Adoption Overview
DOB October 29, 2015
Located in Mississauga
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

Sweet gal Elspeth arrived in our care on Nov 24/19 and is making herself at home in foster care.

She is a sweet and sensitive gal who knows some basic commands and has nice house manners.  She gets along with other dogs, but prefers the company of dogs who are mellow like she is.  She likes to be the "fun police" when hooligan dogs are being too rowdy.  LOL

She will be undergoing spay surgery next week, then will be ready for adoption once healed.

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.

Sorin

Sorin
2019-012

ADOPTED
Quick Adoption Overview
DOB March 5, 2015
Located in Oakville, 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 Sorin
Sorin arrived in our care on Nov 24/19 and is getting himself settled into his foster home. 
 He is a sweet boy who gets along well with other dogs, has nice house manners and quite the head of hair!

Updates to come as we get to know him better.


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, November 17, 2019

2020 calendars


Calendars! Get your calendars!!!!

Our 2020 calendars are now available for online purchasing here. We have a limited number available so orders yours asap to avoid disappointment.


Be sure to check out all of the other awesome Newf-themed items available in support of Newf Friends Rescue. Happy shopping!


Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Isidore

ISIDORE
2019-010

I was adopted!

Quick Adoption Overview
DOB Feb 2, 2017
Located in Woodstock, 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 Isidore

This sweet boy arrived in foster care on Sept 30 and is getting himself settled.   He is a smart boy who knows several commands and is very eager to learn.




We are told he gets along well with other dogs and enjoys their company.

He is living with a cat in his foster home and is doing well.  Good boy!



A typical young, goofy boy, he is in need of more socialization and training to improve his leash manners and greetings.  He is very motivated to please and is responding marvellously to a Nothing-In-Life-Is-Free regimen.  A family who has the time and energy to work with Isidore to help him reach his full potential will be the best fit for him.

He can be nervous around kids, so is best suited to a home without children under the age of 14.


Isidore is neutered and current on vaccines.

More info 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.

Saturday, September 14, 2019

Captain


Captain

2019-011

Adopted Nov 5/19

Quick Adoption Overview
DOB September 7/18
Located in Cambridge, 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 Captain
Cutie-pie Captain arrived in our program on Sept 14 and is getting settled into his foster home. 




This sweet pup came to us through no fault of his own, when his owner had an accident resulting in serious injuries that made caring for Captain impossible.


Captain has great house manners, gets along well with other dogs, and is an all-around fabulous boy.

Posing with his foster sister and wrestling buddy

He will be happiest in a home where he will have another four-footed playmate to romp around and wrestle with.  We are not considering homes that do not have a well-socialized pal for him. 

He's a bit of a hooligan, so a playmate who enjoys a good play session is a must.  He is not a fit for older dogs who want peace and quiet!




A typical young male newf, he has oodles of energy and will thrive in the care of a family who have the time and energy to properly exercise and train him.  A home where he will be left alone for long hours every day is not ideal for him.



He has been neutered and his vaccines are up to date. 






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.