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.

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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.

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Emma

 Emma
2017-005

Apr 19:  A meet and greet is being set up with a potential adopter

Quick Adoption Overview
DOB July 22, 2010
Good with dogs
Good with dog savvy cats
Kid friendly
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 Emma

This gorgeous gal is pretty much perfect and is looking for an equally awesome family to call her own. Emma is well mannered, friendly as can be, a total love-bug who enjoys snuggle time on the couch, belly rubs and lots of lovin'.


She gets along well with other sociable dogs, is fine around cats, and is sweet as can be!

Emma has known much love in her life, and came to us when he owner's life circumstances changed and they were not able to meet her needs. They made the heartbreaking decision to turn her over to us to find her a wonderful, loving family.

Emma is looking for a family where someone will be around most of the time, and where she will be included in all aspects of family life.  She is a social butterfly who loves to be with her peeps!

She is in good health, has been spayed and is ready to find her perfect family.

An adoption donation 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.

Monday, April 17, 2017

Mason

 
Mason
2017-007
Quick Adoption Overview
DOB May 2016
Located in Toronto
Could join a home with another well mannered dog
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 Mason

This sweet boy is a new arrival in our program and is currently under assessment.  So far his foster report that he's a good boy and eager to please. A typical adolescent puppy…big and goofy!

Mason needs lots of mental stimulation and long walks to keep him calm and relaxed; after this he is super chilled-out and happy to hang out/nap.  Typical of a young Newf,  Mason will show shoe-stealing, mouthing, general  puppy trouble-
making antics when he’s ready for the next round of activities.  As the saying goes, a well exercised dog is a well behaved dog!

 

He is fast learner and will obey commands readily as long as he is not distracted. He appears to be treat motivated and his foster parents are working on his listening skills while distracted (ie. getting him to sit when he sees other dogs instead of leaning into his leash and pulling).

Basic “come, sit, lie down, stay” commands seem to be pretty good, again as long as he is not distracted. On leash he pulls really hard but mellows into the walk so this needs to be worked on. He also pulls and jumps when meeting people which will be addressed in foster care.

His foster parents have been working on his “watching” skills at the end of their walks. Mason seems to like sitting in the busy park watching people, dogs, activities. He does and not seem to get overly excited even when tempting squirrels cross his path. What a good boy!

He has had on-leash greetings/sniffs with a number of other dogs and does not appear to have any aggressive/reactive tendency (ie. No barking back or growling back at other dogs). A few other dogs have barked at him and he doesn't care - good boy Mason!

He's had a bit of on-leash romping with another male dog and he exhibited typically teen puppy behaviour…very playful.   Playing with other dogs will be really good for him to learn appropriate bite inhibition as he is still a bit mouthy.  He would be happy to join a family with another well socialized dog who has solid training in place already.

He loves meeting kids but his enthusiasm can be a bit much.  He is jumpy, can be mouthy and generally excitable. Once he has his commands locked down he'll be fine with older, dog savvy kids.

Mason is being fostered in Toronto, ON; his approved adopters will be required to pick him up in person.  An adoption donation of $500 will apply, plus a refundable $250 neuter-security deposit which will be reimbursed once he is neutered at the appropriate age (24 months of age for a giant breed male) as per our spay/neuter contract.

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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.


Yogi

 
Yogi
2017-006

Quick Adoption Overview
DOB June 9, 2008
Kid friendly
Fine with cats
Fine with well mannered dogs
Fenced yard required
Located in Bancroft

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 Yogi

Yogi is an affectionate and friendly fella' who loves to be cuddled and petted and is looking for a great family to call his own.  He is well mannered, wants to be friends with everyone and is an all around lovable boy.

His previous owners are relocating overseas and after much careful thought and consideration, made the decision to turn Yogi over to us to rehome rather than putting him through the stress of a huge move across the globe.  It was a hard decision for them, but they put Yogi's best interest first, as the move would have been too much for him.
 
Yogi is in a foster home with one other dog and gets along just fine with her.  There are also cats which he is respectful of, and he is even good with the free range chickens.  What a good boy!


He is an avid swimmer who loves to spend the day in the lake at his foster home.  All of the swimming will be great for Yogi, who tipped the scales at over 185 lbs on arrival and is in need of some serious weight loss.  What better exercise for a Newf than swimming in a lake every day.

Health wise, Yogi is not in very good shape at the moment, but we hope to have him feeling better soon.  He is extremely obese, needing to dropping about 50 lbs.  We will be taking Yogi to the vet for a full work-up and to have his thyroid function assessed to see if that is playing a role in his obesity.

Guess who couldn't wait to hit the lake!
 Yogi has a minor issue with his wrist that causes some lameness, so he takes anti-inflammatory/pain medication.  His excess weight is certainly not helping.  We hope that with a bit of weight loss we will see an improvement. His physiotherapist has recommended stretching exercises to help ease his discomfort as we work towards his weight loss goals.

Outdoor physio session by the lake
His back end is also weak, again likely due to all of the weight he is carrying around, and the lack of proper muscle mass.  His strength and stamina improve daily as he drops pounds and gets his body moving.

From day one he was eager to head out for a walk and explore the property at his foster home, and each day he does a little more.   With a healthy diet, and slow, steady exercise (and thyroid meds if needed) the pounds will drop off and he can enjoy increased mobility and a much better quality of life.  At the moment he is very slow to rise and has difficulty with basic things like stairs due to his unhealthy weight. He is going to feel sooooo much better once the pounds start to drop!

Yogi out for a walk on day 1 at his Doggie Boot Camp!

Yogi's ideal family will be one where he will get loads of love and care, have opportunities for safe exercise to help him drop weight (his weight loss could take 9 - 12 months to achieve) and help him get healthy so that he can enjoy his senior years.

Heading to the school bus to meet the kids
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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, March 10, 2017

Splash




Splash
2017-004
I WAS ADOPTED!
 Quick Adoption Overview
Loving, affectionate and sweet as can be
9 years young
Good with kids
Fine with cats
Fine with mellow dogs
Located in Waterdown, ON

  
All About Splash
What a doll!
This affectionate and friendly girl is sweet as can be, absolutely LOVES hugs and belly rubs, and hanging out with people.  She is well mannered and quiet in the house,  knows basic commands and is a total love bug. Such a good girl.  She will make a great companion for someone searching for a mellow, easy going pal.

Splash has known much love in her life, and came to us when he owner's life circumstances changed and they were not able to meet her needs. They made the heartbreaking decision to turn her over to us to find her a wonderful, loving family for her golden years.
She has spent time with people of all ages and would be fine joining a family where children would be part of her life.  Gentle and friendly, she loves to soak up all the attention she can get!

Splash is a silly, spirited, confident girl who loves to have fun.  She can be a little pushy for attention and bops people on the butt with her toys to get them to play!  What a character!!!

 


This sweet gal is appropriate around cats so could easily join a home with a feline companion.  She is sharing her foster home with 2 well mannered dogs and is very happy to hang out and enjoy their company.  She could join a home with another well socialized, mellow dog.

Splash is not interested in spending time with dogs who bark, who may growl at her, or who are hooligans and running around trying to get her to play.  She likes to keep things mellow!


Health-wise, Splash is in decent shape.  She could drop a couple pounds but otherwise has nice body condition.

Her bloodwork shows that she tests positive for lyme disease, but the levels are low indicating an old infection.  She has no symptoms and the vet does not feel that she needs treatment.  The rest of her bloodwork is good.

She has a few lumps and bumps which we have checked out and all is well.

Typical of older female newfs, she will need some assistance keeping her girl parts nice and clean, with the hair trimmed up and tidy.

Mobility wise she gets around well.  She can go up and down stairs, although is a little hesitant going down a lot of stairs at once.  She enjoys going for walks and is happy to go out for an hour mosey around the neighbourhood.


Splash is located in Waterdown, ON.  Her approved adopters will need to pick her up in person. 
A securely fenced yard is required.
Because Splash is a senior, we are waiving our usual adoption donation, and ask instead for a donation of her adopter's choice.

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 26, 2017

Tanner

 
Tanner
2017-003
I was adopted!

Quick Adoption Overview
Available for Adoption
DOB February 2, 2013 - 4 years old
Good with well mannered dogs
Not tested with cats
Located in Thornhill, 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 Tanner
This handsome boy is full of love and looking for a great family to call his own.  He is a quiet, well-mannered fella' who has very nice house manners, follows direction well and is a sweet Newf who is eager to please.

 
Tanner knows his basic commands and is a happy, easy-going boy.  His leash manners are coming along with a positive training approach.  He's an intelligent boy who is quick to learn, motivated to please, and would be a great candidate for obedience work, working dog activities like water rescue, draft work and more.



Tanner has been living with another sweet and mellow dog and Tanner has been friendly and appropriate with him. He is polite, curious, follows his new friend around and takes cues from him well. Good boy Tanner!

He has done well meeting other dog out on walks, although does get a bit excited -- he is eager to play!  Tanner should be fine living with another dog who is well mannered and non-reactive, and who might like to play nicely with him.


He has not been cat tested, but has shown a keen interest in squirrels! Silly boy.
He could potentially join a home with a dog savvy cat who has access to a dog free area in the house, and owners who are willing to put some work into his manners around the cat.
Tanner has not been exposed to young children.  He is a happy, goofy boy and does get excited when people come to visit, so a home without very young kids is best.  He is improving in his manners greeting people in foster care, but still has some work to do.

Tanner is healthy and up to date on vaccines and neutered.  His blood work was good. He is ready to join an adoptive home now.
He is being fostered in Thornhill, ON.  His approved adopters will be required to pick him up in person.  An adoption donation of $500 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.

Tanner and his new pal

Sunday, February 5, 2017

Odin

Odin
2017-002

Brief Adoption Overview:
Update: April 24 - Odin is on medical hold for 2 weeks for assessment of front end lameness -- updates will be posted
Odin is not eligible for placement in the US due to vaccine requirements at the border. US adopters will not be considered for him.

DOB: December 13, 2016
Saint Bernard
Good with other dogs and cats - looking for a home with another dog
Suited to a home with children over 8 yrs of age
Fostered in Bancroft, ON
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 Odin:

This adorable ball of fluff was surrendered to us on February 4 so he could be treated for issues with his eye.  His initial exam confirmed that the eye is non-functional and does need to be removed. Given that the eye was not painful and was stable at that time, in consultation with a specialist we decided to postpone surgery until Odin is a little bit older.  At only 8 weeks of age, it did not make sense to do non-urgent surgery immediately.

UPDATE:  On March 2 he had his follow-up exam -- his eye pressure remains stable, the eye is slightly more inflamed.  We will have his eye removed on March 22.

Update:  Odin underwent surgery to remove his eye on March 22.  The surgery went well and he is recovering in foster care.  We expect him to be ready for placement in early April.

Update: March 27, lab reports came back showing that the gluacoma was caused by anterior segment dysgenesis. 

Applications are now being accepted for Odin.
Odin, March 23 recovering after surgery



Odin is a very confident pup who is full of beans and loves to explore and get himself into all sorts of trouble.  He is proving himself to be very bright and quick to learn and is a typical mischievous, cheeky puppy.  He's a little trouble maker with a big attitude!

He is a country bumpkin who loves to romp and play in the woods, finding every muddy puddle, swimming every chance he gets, and generally getting himself good and dirty all the time.  He is going to be a big, drooling, hairy boy who is not for the house proud!

He is a very affectionate pup who enjoys being hugged, petted, groomed, and loved. Once he is done playing, he likes to curl up on a cozy dog bed or the couch and get belly rubs, and hugs.  He's a love-bug!


A family that has the time to properly train and socialize a young pup will be the best fit for Odin.  His big personality and accompanying big size will require that he be given proper training and socialization as a pup to ensure that he matures into a well-mannered adult. 


Given his very strong personality, he will be best suited to a giant-breed savvy family who is familiar with the training needs of Saint Bernards.  First-time dog owners or families who are not familiar with giant working breeds are not a match for him.

He would be a great fit for someone who is looking for a dog to work in obedience, draft work (once old enough), and other activities to harness his energy and focus him on positive activities.

Odin is a very mouthy pup and since he was removed from his litter at 7.5 weeks of age, it is essential that he have a lot of exposure to other dogs to help him learn bite inhibition.  He has joined a foster home with several other dogs and is getting exposure to canine companions of all ages and sizes, as well as farm animals.  Over the last few weeks, he has been making great progress but still has much to learn.
Continued exposure to a variety of properly socialized dogs will be very important for Odin. 


Odin has a stubborn streak and is a very bold, pushy pup.  He will do best in an environment with structure and a no-nonsense owner who is committed to working on specific training techniques to ensure that he develops into a well balanced dog. 


He is playful and enjoys being in the company of other dogs.  He will romp and play for hours, wrestling and playing tug with toys.  Preference will be given to a home with another well-mannered dog for Odin to have as a buddy and play partner.

He is a rough and tumble boy, so a dog who is equally playful and is of the appropriate age and size to play with Odin is the right fit for him.  Small, fragile or senior dogs are not a good pairing with this young, strong, boy.

Homes without another four footed pal for Odin will not be considered.  Having the company of a well socialized dog, and a playmate, are important for Odin's development.


He is learning to interact nicely with cats, and could join a home with a dog savvy feline who doesn't mind puppy breath.  He will steal the cats food!

Does it get any cuter?  One of Odin's foster brothers was enjoying a nap in the snow and Odin decided to curl up with him for a snuggle.  So cute!  He loves to cuddle with the other dogs at his foster home (and also chase their tails, nibble their faces, and generally pester them!)

We are socializing Odin with children to ensure that he is well mannered and respectful around kids.   Given his lack of vision on his right side, he will be best suited to a home with children over the age of 8 to avoid being startled by a young child approaching his blind side without warning.


Odin is being fostered in the Bancroft, ON area; his approved adopters will be required to pick him up in person.

US adopters will not be considered due to vaccination requirements to cross the border. Odin is too young to receive the rabies vaccine, so can not cross the border.  We do not administer this vaccine until pups are 6 months of age, and there is a 30 day waiting period before he would be able to cross the border.  Please do not email us asking us to hold Odin for you until he is 7 months of age, we will not consider this option.


A securely fenced yard is required.  We do not place young pups into homes where they will be left home alone for more than 4 hours per day.

 

An adoption donation of $550 will apply, plus a refundable $250 neuter-security deposit which will be reimbursed once he is neutered at the appropriate age (24 months of age for a giant breed male) as per our spay/neuter contract.

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, January 23, 2017

Miley


 Miley
2017-001
ADOPTED March 30, 2017

Quick Adoption Overview:
DOB: May 1, 2016 - 10 months old
Arrived January 22, 2017 
Kids 12+ as Miley is working on her manners
Could live with a well-mannered dog
Could live with a dog-savvy cat
Located in Oakville, ON 
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 Miley:
This cute young gal is an affectionate, happy pup who has loads of love to give.  She is full of life and looking for a wonderful family to help her reach her full potential. 

Miley is a playful, goofy gal.  She loves to be at your side, and is a typical shadow-Newf.  Such a sweet girl! 


Hey you, get pettin'
Miley has a nice base of training, and knows her basic commands, such as 'sit', 'down' and 'stay'.  She loves training time and is doing very well at her obedience classes.  She does sometimes forget her manners when her excitement gets the best of her  -- she is working on keeping all four paws on the floor and curbing other puppy-behaviours (stealing socks, counter surfing).  However, she is bright, food-motivated, and extremely responsive to positive training techniques.  In the right hands, she will thrive!




Miley walks nicely on leash and loves walk time.  She pulls when she sees people and dogs (her adoptive family will need to continue working on these skills) but for the most part she trots along right at your side and is a real joy to walk.  


She loves car rides.  She'll happily hop right in, and snooze away for trips of any length.  Miley is always up for the next adventure, especially if it includes a car ride!

She's an energetic girl, who does best once she's had a good romp.  She will require an active owner, who can provide daily exercise to drain her energy.  Once she's exercised, she's happy to relax and cuddle indoors. 




Miley loves other dogs but will benefit from opportunities to improve her social skills. She becomes excitable when meeting new dogs and can easily become over stimulated.  She is making great progress with controlled interactions with well-socialized dogs.  She is a playful gal who loves to horse around with other dogs, so she could join a family with a nicely mannered dog and an experienced handler.  She would not be a candidate for living with elderly dogs, or dogs that do not wish to play, as they will not appreciate her bouncy approach.

Snuggling up with her foster brother


Miley can live with dog-savvy cats, as long as they wont be too off put by her bouncy curiosity.

Miley is fond of children, but older kids (12+) are recommended, while she continues to work on her manners (jumping up, mouthing).  She could easily knock over or overwhelm young kids.



Miley is best suited to a family who have owned a giant breed before -- she is not a good fit for first-time dog owners. Continued positive training is a must for Miley as she has the basic but needs to learn to control arousal in exciting situations.  Continuing on with her obedience classes is strongly recommended.

Miley appears to be in good health, has great mobility and is current on vaccines.  


She is being fostered in the Oakville, ON area.  Her approved adopters will be required to pick her up in person.  A securely fenced, Newf-proof yard is required.


A $500 adoption donation, plus a $250 spay deposit (refundable at time of spay) will apply. Miley is too young to be spayed just yet. 

Miley will make the right family extremely happy. She will require exercise, training, and structure and in return she will provide endless love, laughs, and affection.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.


Those soulful eyes!

Smiley-Miley!