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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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Wednesday, January 5, 2011


ID # 3396


Meet Ruby, an affectionate and gentle girl who has just arrived in our care and will be ready to join a loving family in February, once she has healed from spay surgery and been assessed in foster care.

Ruby lived with a loving and caring owner who did their best for her and helped her grow into a wonderful, happy dog. Due to unfortunate circumstances they had to make the heartbreaking decision to turn Ruby over to us when they were not able to meet her needs.

Ruby arrived in our care on January 4, 2011 and was immediately taken for emergency surgery for pyometra, a life threatening infection of the uterus. Thanks to the excellent care of Dr. Facey at Apsley Veterinary Services, Ruby came through surgery just fine and is now recuperating in a loving foster home. Ruby should have no long term effects from her infection.

Ruby is a 4 year old CKC registered Newf born on September 28, 2006.
She is a small girl, weighing just under 100 lbs, who has a lovely glossy black coat and a beautiful face... perfect for kissing! Ruby loves to snuggle and give kisses, she is a very affectionate girl!

She is spayed, and all vaccines will be brought up to date before adoption.

Ruby's owners reported that she is a home body who is a bit timid meeting new dogs. Upon arrival at her foster home she was greeted by 6 other dogs and was nervous but appropriate and within a short while was settled and resting. Now that a few days have passed and she is feeling better she is proving herself to be a playful and goofy gal. As she recovers from surgery, her foster guardians are having a hard time keeping her from romping and playing with the other dogs! What a clown, all she wants to do is run around and play with her housemates. She is very well suited to a home where she will have another well mannered playmate to wrestle and play with.

She knows basic commands, is housebroken, and has a lovely calm temperament, is gentle and affectionate -- a wonderful girl. She is friendly with people and her true Newf temperament shines through as she approaches everyone she meets for a head scratch and kiss.

She is testing a bit, a tad pushy for attention and barking to demand attention, but is quickly learning the rules of her foster home and only needs to be told once to correct unwanted behaviour. She also is displaying some stress when left alone, or separated from her foster guardian (like left in the fenced yard while they do farm chores). She is quite vocal. She is probably best suited to a home where someone is around most of the time and where she will be able to be a constant companion to them. She is very much a typical Velcro Newf.

She does spook a bit when faced with new situations, but responds well to redirection and is a trusting girl who follows direction well. With so many changes in her life the last few days, she is coping very well and taking it all in stride.

Her manners around cats need a lot of work. Given how responsive she is to direction, we thought this would be easily resolved, but unfortunately she has not made good progress in this respect. She is best suited to a home without cats.

She was quite spooked when she saw horses and was barking fearfully, but again with direction she was easily put into a sit stay and sat at her foster guardian's side next to the horse fence and had a nice nose to nose meeting with a sweet horse. She will continue to be exposed to a variety of animals to work on her manners meeting new creatures.

We expect that she will be ready to join a new family in early February.
An adoption donation of $500 applies.