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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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Saturday, September 17, 2011


# 3660

April 5, 2012: Tycho was adopted. Wooooot!

Meet Tycho, a handsome 6 year old Newf who is looking for a loving family to call his own. This sensitive boy has been waiting far too long for a family of his own. All Ty wants is someone to love him!

Ty arrived in our care along with his nephew last fall after their owners determined they were not able to meet their needs. Having been infested with fleas for over a year, Ty was suffering greatly. His coat had mostly fallen out from scratching and chewing himself, he was very underweight, weak and tired. He responded very well to a good diet and vet care and has made a full recovery.

Here is Ty on intake:

Fleas can kill your dog! Read our article on fleas for more information.

Ty on intake

Below, see Ty after only 3 weeks in foster care, you can already see a tremendous improvement thanks to treatment for parasites, and proper nutrition:

And now here he is, full winter coat, happy, healthy, neutered and looking good!

Tycho is a super loving boy who is affectionate and enjoys the company of people. Nothing makes him happier than to curl up on the couch and cuddle with his favourite people. He enjoys belly rubs and lots of one-on-one time.

I love hugs!

Lacking confidence, Ty would be happiest joining a family with someone who can take some time to work with him to help him improve in this area.
Having had little opportunity for socialization, Ty will benefit from the care of a gentle but confident handler who is experienced with giant breeds to help him. He knows basic commands and is eager to please. He is just waiting for a loving owner to come along and teach him all about how to be a happy, confident boy. Ty is full of potential, he just needs someone to believe in him!

Do it! I know you want to! Rub my belly!
I love belly rubs!

He is in a temporary foster home in the Lindsay area but we are looking to move him to a long term foster home for rehabilitation as soon as possible, or ideally into an adoptive home. We are looking for a foster or adoptive home with no other dogs, and an experienced handler who can help train Ty.

Although he lived with another intact male Newf with no issues, he does not have the doggie social skills to cope well meeting new dogs at this point. He just doesn't know what to do when he meets new dogs. He will blossom in the care of an owner or foster who can help him spend time with other well socialized dogs in a controlled environment and learn how to interact with them. At this point Ty should not join a family where there is another dog or cat.

This gentle boy deserves a chance at a new life. If you would be interested in fostering or adopting Ty please complete a foster (or adoption) application and return it to us. For insurance purposes, foster homes must be in Ontario, although adoptive homes can be outside of the province.

Ty is up to date on vaccines, neutered and ready to find a great family. His birth date is March 1, 2006. Our usual adoption donation of $500 will be reduced to $300 to off-set the expected costs of training classes for Ty in his new home.

Please consider giving Ty the home he deserves!