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.

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Paws, Pages and Music

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Join us Thursday May 14th for a fundraising celebration for the release of Free Days with George! 
A heartwarming, true story about George, adopted from Newf Friends in 2009, who helps his owner rediscover love and happiness. 

  • Meet the author Colin Campbell and his Newf George
  • Live Music
  • Silent and Live Auction, (check out the list below. Awesome!)
  • Hosted by Melissa, morning show host on KX94.7
  • Hors d'oeuvres and drinks
  • Newf Friends volunteers on hand with dogs to welcome & thank you for your tremendous support 
  • All proceeds go to Newf Friends Newfoundland Dog Rescue!

Thursday, May 14th, 2015
Gibson Brands Showroom 1205 King St., West, Toronto, Ontario
6:30 pm


Tickets $20 each in advance ($25 at the door)
This is a 19+ event

Once purchased, your ticket will be emailed to you within 24 hours. Please print the ticket and bring it to the event. See you there!!

Tickets will be on sale online until May 14th, 2015 12:00 PM. After that, tickets must be purchased at the door for $25.00.

Some of the amazing auction items donated so far include:
  • Hotel, Tickets and backstage passes to meet Nickleback in Ottawa (winners need to provide own transportation)
  •  Weekend getaway for four at a waterfront Prince Edward County cottage, including a  full day wine tour from Prince Edward County Wine Tours including transportation to and from the cottage.  What a great girls weekend getaway!!!
  • A “Free Day with George” – An afternoon with 6 friends at a Muskoka beach, with George & Colin Campbell, catered dinner (by Palais Royale) at the private home of Tina Simpkin, VP Gibson Canada
  • Signed Guitar from Randy Bachman
  •  10 x 15 custom colour digital illustration of you and your dog by comic book illustrator Jim Rodgers www.3PU.ca  You can name the setting: fantasy, pirates, sword and sorcery, something of your own concoction, or just plain old modern day.  You will receive a printed poster and a print-ready digital version.
  • Festival Passes for 2 for ‘Boots & Hearts” and ‘Home Away’ music Festivals
  • Bacardi Gift basket
  • MAC Cosmetics Gift basket
  • Golf Foursome at Clublink
  • Signed Zedeno Chara Hockey Jersey
  • TSN Studio Tour with Gino Reda, host of TSN’s “That’s Hockey”
  • Obedience Course at “Who’s Walking Who”
  • Tickets to Van Halen, Molson Amphitheatre, August
  • Tickets to a Toronto FC Soccer Game
  • Tickets to Toronto Blue Jays
  • Stunning jewellery items

Thank you to Gibson Guitars for hosting and running this fabulous event
Runaway Angel and Meghan Patrick for providing entertainment
KX 94.7 New Country FM for promoting our event
Penguin/Random House Publishing
Bacardi and Steam Whistle for providing beverages
Palais Royale for catering the event
All of the generous donors
and to Colin and George!

Monday, April 20, 2015

Purchase Free Days with George


Free Days with George is a book written by Newf Friends adopter Colin Campbell. Colin adopted George from Newf Friends in 2009 and this book is about their life together.

A heartwarming, true story about George, a rescue dog who helps his owner rediscover love and happiness. Marley & Me meets Tuesdays with Morrie and The Art of Racing in the Rain--get your tissues ready, animal lovers! 

All proceeds of books ordered through Newf Friends go directly to our rescue. How wonderful is that?!?!

We are taking pre-orders now and books will be shipped mid May 2015 once the book is launched.

Also available are a limited number of books personally signed by the author!


Shipping is not included in the price of the book. It will be added during the checkout process. 

ABOUT THIS BOOK...

A heartwarming, true story about George, a rescue dog who helps his owner rediscover love and happiness. Marley & Me meets Tuesdays with Morrie and The Art of Racing in the Rain--get your tissues ready, animal lovers!

After Colin Campbell went on a short business trip abroad, he returned home to discover his wife of many years had moved out. No explanations. No second chances. She was gone and wasn't coming back. Shocked and heartbroken, Colin fell into a spiral of depression and loneliness. 

Soon after, a friend told Colin about a dog in need of rescue—a neglected 140-pound Newfoundland Landseer, a breed renowned for its friendly nature and remarkable swimming abilities. Colin adopted the traumatized dog, brought him home and named him George. Both man and dog were heartbroken and lacking trust, but together, they learned how to share a space, how to socialize, and most of all, how to overcome their bad experiences. At the same time, Colin relived childhood memories of his beloved grandfather, a decorated war hero and a man who gave him hope when he needed it most.

Then everything changed. Colin was offered a great new job in Los Angeles, California. He took George with him and the pair began a new life together on the sunny beaches around L.A. George became a fixture in his Hermosa Beach neighborhood, attracting attention and giving affection to everyone he met, warming hearts both young and old. Meanwhile, Colin headed to the beach to rekindle his love for surfing, but when George encountered the ocean and a surfboard for the first time, he did a surprising thing—he jumped right on the board. Through surfing, George and Colin began a life-altering adventure and a deep healing process that brought them back to life. As their story took them to exciting new heights, Colin learned how to follow George’s lead, discovering that he may have rescued George but that in the end, it was George who rescued him. 

Free Days with George is an uplifting, inspirational story about the healing power of animals, and about leaving the past behind to embrace love, hope and happiness.

Junior

Junior
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Not yet available for adoption:  Awaiting veterinary check and behavioural assessment.

Handsome boy Junior arrived on April 19th and is settling into foster care. He will be undergoing assessment over the next few weeks.   We will not be considering applicants until our full assessment is completed - please continue to check his bio for updates.

Born March 27, 2013 Junior is two years old.  His owner's allergies were not manageable so the decision was made to rehome him.

Junior lived as the only dog in his family, but he is playful with other dogs and has done very well meeting the dogs in his foster home.  He happily lived in a home with a cat so could join a family with a feline friend.



Junior knows some basic commands but needs work on leash manners.  He will be heading out to classes to work on his confidence and socialization.  He hasn't had many opportunities to meet new people in his life so he can be spooky with introductions.  He is in the care of a fabulous foster mom who will be working hard to help him learn to trust people and to blossom into a wonderful boy.

Junior is showing some separation anxiety issues and we will be working to help him cope better with alone time.  He will be up for adoption once his assessment and some basic training has been completed.  Check his bio for updates in the coming weeks.

Junior will be brought up to date on vaccines and will be neutered prior to adoption. He will be seeing our vet on April 24 to assess his mobility and possible orthopedic issues.

He is being fostered in the Mississauga area.  His approved adopters will be required to pick him up in person. An adoption donation applies and will be determined once we know his long term training and health needs.

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Sox

 
Sox
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Happy girl Sox is looking for a fabulous family to call her own. She is a friendly Newf who loves people and gets along with everyone she meets.  She is looking for a home where she will gets lots of love and care.

Sox and her brother Shoez came to us on April 11th after much careful thought and consideration by their loving owner.  Both dogs have been well loved and cared for, but many life changes beyond their owner's control made it apparent that Sox and Shoez were no longer having their needs met.  Their owner made the best choice for these two lovely dogs and entrusted Newf Friends with finding them loving homes.
 
Sox is a playful girl who was born on May 15, 2009 so is just about 6 years young.  She is spayed and other than needing to drop a few pounds, she is in good shape.  She is allergic to turkey, chicken and beef  but does well on other foods.  She has received regular vet care throughout her life, has been fed a healthy raw diet and has known much love.


She knows basic commands and has nice house manners.  An avid swimmer, Sox would love to find a family who will take her to the lake for lots of swim sessions!  She also loves to romp and play, so an equally active family would suit her well.
Sox loves to play with other dogs and would be happiest in a home where she has a four footed companion to wrestle and play with.  She could live with a playful male or female dog.
She  find cats irresistible and will chase them. For this reason she should not go to a home with cats or other small animals like bunnies.
Sox is being fostered in the Ottawa area and her approved adopters will be required to pick her up in person.  An adoption donation of $500 applies.

 



















Shoez

 
Shoez
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Available for adoption.

Lovable boy Shoez is looking for some loving from a great family.  This big, goofy fella' has loads of love to give!
 
Shoez and his sister Sox came to us on April 11th after much careful thought and consideration by their loving owner.  Both dogs have been well loved and cared for, but many life changes beyond their owner's control made it apparent that Sox and Shoez were no longer having their needs met.  Their owner made the best choice for these two lovely dogs and entrusted Newf Friends with finding them loving homes.


Shoez is an affectionate boy who was born on January 16, 2010 so is just about 5 years young.  He is a happy boy with a goofy side and is social and loves spending time with people.  He knows basic commands and has nice house manners.  This boy is TALL so it's pretty easy for him to counter surf if there is a very tempting treat just sitting there calling to him!
He has been neutered and at the moment is in need of a weight loss program to shed some extra pounds.  Maintaining a lean physique is very important for Shoez!  He underwent surgery at 8 months and 12 months of age to correct issues with his elbows and made a full recovery.  He also underwent a hip replacement at 16 months. He has very good mobility now, and takes daily supplements to help keep his joints happy. He can be a playful boy and likes to hop around and have fun, but he should not be allowed to over do it. Because of his joint issues, a home with non-slip flooring and few or no steps to access a fenced play yard is required.

No worries about his mobility  -- look at him playing with this ball!


Long walks are not enjoyable for Shoez, he would prefer a nice 15 min walk.  He loves to swim though and this is a great form of exercise for him that is easy on his joints.  A home with a pool or access to a pond or lake for swimming will benefit him greatly.  Shoez is sensitive to the heat, so a home with air conditioning is a must-have for him.

 
He has received regular, excellent vet care throughout his life, has been fed a healthy raw diet and has known much love. He is allergic to turkey and chicken but does well on other foods. 

Shoez is playful with other respectful dogs and enjoys a fun romp with his pals.  Understandably he does not appreciate being jumped on and climbed all over though. He would be happy as the only dog, or joining a family with another respectful, well mannered dog.  A young, boisterous dog who is going to be all over him will not be a good fit for Shoez.

This handsome boy finds cats rather irresistible, so a cat free home is best.

Shoez is being fostered in the Bracebridge area.  His approved adopters will be required to pick him up in person. Because of his health issues requiring daily supplements a reduced adoption donation of $400 applies.
 

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Angus


Angus (now Finnegan!)
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ADOPTION PENDING!
Angus is in a FOSTER-TO-ADOPT placement pending completion of surgery to correct issues with his eyes.  His new family have renamed him Finnegan!
Adorable Finnegan arrived in our care on April 8th and had a great time meeting and playing with all of his new friends!

Finnegan is a sweet boy, typical young male, and is going to make one lucky family very happy.  He has been matched with a family from our waiting list.

Born April 3, 014 Finnegan is just a young boy.  Finnegan suffers from bilateral entropion and will remain on a foster-to-adopt placement until we have completed surgery for his eyes.  We have determined that it is in his best interest to only undergo one surgery, so we are delaying eye surgery until he is old enough to neuter.  Once his growth plates have closed we will proceed with surgery.

He may have a mild heart murmur as well, we will recheck in coming weeks as he settles into his foster-to-adopt home.
All groomed out and looking marvelous!


A little messy and in need of a grooming on intake!!!

Monday, March 30, 2015

Spring Fundraiser Wrap-Up

Thank you to everyone who took part in our Spring Fundraiser this past weekend!

Handsome Buster, adopted from Newf Friends, poses so nicely for his photo. Thanks to Sugared Glass Photography for the great picture.
Saturday's event was a great success, bringing in over $1400 for Newf Friends.  Hooray!


A huge thank you goes to Sandy and Jeff and the folks at Dunbarton-Fairport United Church for all of their hard work.   The baked goods, and auction items were a huge hit and everyone had a great time.  Thanks to everyone who helped out by baking, sewing, donating and volunteering at the event.

Thanks to our musicians for providing entertainment
 

Adorable cupcakes

Newf Cupcake!









Special thanks also goes out to Peter of Hannibal Kennels for bringing pups along for the kissing booth and offering Newf-drawn cart rides.


Photo credit: Victoria Schwarzl
Photo credit: Sugared Glass Photography
Sugared Glass Photography did a super job of taking portraits of some of the visitors. Thanks so much for your help, Angela!

Photo credit: Sugared Glass Photography
Photo credit: Sugared Glass Photography
Photo credit: Sugared Glass Photography
Photo credit: Sugared Glass Photography
Photo credit: Sugared Glass Photography
Photo credit: Sugared Glass Photography
 Thanks for the fun, successful afternoon.  We'll see everyone in June at our next event!

Photo credit: Victoria Schwarzl
Photo credit: Emily Herczeg
Photo credit: Victoria Schwarzl
Photo credit: Victoria Schwarzl
Photo credit: Victoria Schwarzl