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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Monday, November 28, 2011

Update: November 28, 2011

Here's what's been going on at Newf Friends this past week:

Sweet boy Ty is still waiting for a foster or adoptive home. This sensitive boy just needs someone to love him. Do you have room in your heart for this gentle giant? Read his bio here.

New arrival Merlin is proving himself to be a fantastic boy with great manners, a friendly disposition and lots of love to give. Read all about this adorable 2 1/2 year old boy here.

Thanks to the efforts of our fabulous team of volunteers, Gloria has been safely moved from Sault Ste Marie to her foster home in Bancroft. This friendly love-bug is a fabulous girl and going to make one lucky family very happy! Check out her bio here.

River continues to make great progress recovering from her second TPLO surgery. With stability in her knee River is raring to go. We are now accepting applications for River's adoption. Read about River here.
Look at this beautiful painting a Newf Friends supporter did of River! Isn't it lovely!

Love-bug Alex has a home visit being scheduled for a potential home. Fingers crossed that this will be a great match! Learn more about Alex here.

Gorgeous gal Katie (now Zoe) was adopted and is doing great in her new home! Congratulations sweetheart!

Do you have your 2012 calendar yet? There's still time! With the holiday season fast approaching, it's time to visit our online store to stock up on awesome gifts for all of the Newf lovers on your shopping list. We are starting to run low on styles and sizes of tees so don't delay!

Order your Newf Friends 2012 calendar now and prepare to be dazzled -- it's full of gorgeous colour photos of beautiful Newfs! These stunning calendars are printed on heavy, high gloss paper, and are over-sized with lots of room to write notes. Order yours today through our Online Store!

If you or someone you know is looking for a new canine family member that isn't a Newf, be sure to visit HART, our parent all breed rescue group's PetFinder listings. They've got wonderful dogs of all shapes and sizes, coats and ages who are waiting for great families to adopt them.

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Merlin

Merlin
#3678
Merlin has been adopted!


Hi everybody! I'm Merlin and I am an adorable, kissable, lovable Landseer who just arrived in foster care. I'm about 2 1/2 years old, sweet as can be, and looking for love.

More details about my personality and training needs will be posted as my foster family gets to know me better, but so far I'm just a big love-bug. I know basic commands, and have good house manners....oh, and I'm adorable in case you didn't notice!


I am neutered, UTD on vaccines, and at 151 lbs I am a bit overweight! Time to get my paws moving and get into shape! I'm a happy, healthy boy and just want to have fun!

My family surrendered me to Newf Friends when changes in our household resulted in me and my brother (a Saint Bernard) not getting along well. Don't worry, I like other dogs a lot and have been well socialized, I love to go on doggie play dates and would be happy to join a family with another dog who is also well socialized. Here I am at the dog park having fun with a bunch of dogs....


If you would like to be considered for adopting me, please complete our adoption application to start the process. I am being fostered in the Kingston, ON area and my adoptive family will be required to pick me up in person. My adoption donation is $500.

Friday, November 25, 2011

Adopter update: Higgins

Here's an update from Higgins' new family complete with lots of photos! Enjoy:

Well we have had Higgins for just over three months and we are amazed at how quickly he assimilated into our home.

He is very smart and he picks things up very quickly, but he did catch us with our guard down when we left food out on the counter. First lesson he taught us was don't leave food out on the counter!

Higgins and Briar - His new sister
Our Grandson, Justin meets Higgins:
We had our eighteen month old grandson over the Thanksgiving weekend from Michigan and we were just so amazed at just how well the two of them got along. We now skype with our grandson and he keeps calling Higgins to the screen, but we have not taught Higgins how to skype yet! so it is a kind of one sided conversation!

This has to be the shot of the year!!!

Justin loves Higgins.
Higgins looking for a late night snack!

Higgins and Briar surrounding Justin and watching out the front window.

Everybody wants to be with Justin and note how the Great Dane seats herself on the chesterfield!

Monday, November 21, 2011

A picture is worth a thousand words.....

Yogi, in his new home

Good day Sandra, all is well here, the van ride home was fine, he slept most of the way. We have visited some neighbors, taken more van rides, gone to have a bath, visited with 2 female border collies, gone on 2 short walks, had visitors here at home, been alone in the house.

Over all he has been terrific, we have not heard one bark from him even when he outside on the porch people and car watching, night time has been no trouble either.
I figured a picture is worth a thousand words so here is one I took after reading your email, I think it pretty well sums up his settling in. We have something new planned for every day this week, including more time alone everyday and a visit to the kennel we use and on Thursday a visit to Mary Ann, his Vet.

Thank you again for all you did to make this happen for us.

Diane and Bill

Update: November 21, 2011

Here's the latest news from Newf Friends:

Big News! Big News! It's official, NewfStock 2012 is a go! Newf Friends volunteers gathered on the weekend to do the preliminary work for THE NEWF EVENT of the YEAR!
Details will be posted as we sort them out, but clear your schedules for the weekend of September 15, 2012 and plan to attend NewfStock in beautiful Bancroft, Ontario.

New arrival Gloria is an adorable 5 year old gal who is cute as a button! Check out her bio here. Gloria is in Sault Ste Marie at the moment, but we plan to move her to southern Ontario within the next week or so.

River is doing amazing recovering from her second TPLO surgery. With stability in her knee River has found her inner puppy and is raring to go. She's got a few more weeks of strict bed rest followed by some rehab ahead of her then will be ready to take on the world. We are now accepting applications for River's adoption. Read about River here.

Sweet boy Ty is waiting for a foster or adoptive home. This gentle, affectionate boy would love a family to call his own where he will get lots of hugs and kisses and all the love he deserves. Do you have room in your heart for this gentle giant? Read his bio here.

Love-bug Alex is a 3 year old sweetheart who needs a family! This gentle boy needs the comfort of a kind leader to help him reach his full potential. Maybe Alex is the Newf you've been waiting for? Learn more about him here.

3 year old Katie has an approved home and will be joining her new family tomorrow. Great news for Katie!

Do you have your 2012 calendar yet? There's still time! With the holiday season fast approaching, it's time to visit our online store to stock up on awesome gifts for all of the Newf lovers on your shopping list. We are starting to run low on styles and sizes of tees so don't delay!

Order your Newf Friends 2012 calendar now and prepare to be dazzled -- it's full of gorgeous colour photos of beautiful Newfs! These stunning calendars are printed on heavy, high gloss paper, and are over-sized with lots of room to write notes. Order yours today through our Online Store!

Grace joined her new family on Saturday! Congratulations Grace!

Lovable boy Yogi has been adopted! Congratulations Yogi!

If you or someone you know is looking for a new canine family member that isn't a Newf, be sure to visit HART, our parent all breed rescue group's PetFinder listings. They've got wonderful dogs of all shapes and sizes, coats and ages who are waiting for great families to adopt them.

Gloria

Gloria
#3395

I've been adopted! Yay for me!


Ya, that's right, I'm adorable!
Hello everyone! Pucker up, I'm Gloria and I loooove giving kisses! I'm a sweet, happy, super affectionate girl who is looking for a family to call my own.

I was turned into a shelter in Sault Ste Marie as a "stray" so nobody is really too sure of my past, but my future is looking bright! I'm about 3-5 years old, spayed, and have been vaccinated. When I arrived at the pound I was in horrible condition, very filthy and as a result a groomer worked on me and removed a lot of my hair, so now I have a funky haircut, but that's ok, it'll grow back!


I weigh about 130 lbs, and the Newf Friends folks say I will benefit from dropping 20 of those pounds. They put me on a healthy diet and I am getting exercise and am on the road to good health. Once I get rid of my excess weight I am going to be feeling so much better!

I met Dr. Kim on November 29 and she looked me over from nose to tail. I had some bloodwork done and we'll get results later in the week. My T4 test showed my thyroid is low normal, so we are waiting on a full panel to see if I need some medication. Thyroid meds are cheap, so my foster mom told me not to worry about it if I need them!

Dr. Kim said I have a Grade 1 Heart Murmur, which isn't a big deal at all, so we're not worried about it. My chest x-rays show that my heart looks good. She also said I have luxating patellas (my knees move around) but my x-rays show that otherwise my knees are in really great shape. All the more reason for me to get rid of those extra pounds, to keep my knees happy! My elbows are good other than a minor little blip on one of them. I also have mild hip dysplasia in my left hip, but my right one is fine. No worries, I can run, play and leap around with the best of them! None of these things worried Dr. Kim too much and she says I don't need surgery or anything like that. Phew! I'm going to get some Cartrophen injections to help prevent problems, and will take supplements to keep me healthy.

Dr. Kim said my front right leg appears to have been injured before my growth plates closed, and as a result it grew kind of twisted. I get around just fine on it, so it's not a big deal! Here you can see my front right leg is a little wonky, but I can still run and play...oh, and look how great I am at flinging goober! Hooray!



It's going to be easy getting the extra weight off me because I loooooove going for walks, I get super excited and dance around! My foster family said I am a good girl off leash and I get to run with all of the other dogs in the woods on our hikes! Yay for me! Check me out, I'm so cute....



I am a friendly girl with a lovely temperament, just happy as can be! I traveled all the way from Sault Ste. Marie way over to eastern Ontario and I have stayed at different houses along the way and have enjoyed meeting everyone. What fun! I love people! I great everyone with enthusiasm!


I have met LOTS of dogs since I arrived in foster care too and I have liked every single one of them! I'm so great. I would be happy to join a family with other four footed friends. I'm also wonderful with cats!

I know commands, am a very good girl in the house, am friendly and easy going, love car rides and going for walks. My foster family says my leash manners leave a little something to be desired, whatever that means!

To be considered for adopting me, please fill out an adoption application and email it back to the Newf Friends people. The normal adoption donation of $500 has been reduced for me because I will likely require some ongoing supplementation and down the road pain management. I am being fostered in the Ottawa, ON area and my new family will be required to pick me up in person.

Monday, November 14, 2011

Update: November 14, 2011

Here's the latest news from Newf Friends:

With the holiday season fast approaching, it's time to visit our online store to stock up on awesome gifts for all of the Newf lovers on your shopping list. Also, don't forget to order your Newf Friends 2012 calendar! These gorgeous calendars are printed on heavy, high gloss paper, and are over-sized with lots of room to write notes. Order yours today through our Online Store!

River is doing fantastic after having her second TPLO surgery on November 11th. She is moving around far better than before and although she still has several weeks of bed rest ahead of her, this big sweetheart is full of beans and ready to go! We are now accepting applications for River's adoption. Read about River here.

Sweet boy Ty is waiting for a foster or adoptive home. His health has improved dramatically and he will soon be neutered. Ty has so much love to give, he just needs someone to give it to! Maybe he's the Newf you've been waiting for? Read his bio here.

Love-bug Alex is a 3 year old sweetheart who needs a family! This gentle boy needs the comfort of a kind leader to help him reach his full potential. Do you have room in your heart for Alex? Learn more about him here.

Grace, a lovable 19 month old Landseer has an adoption pending. Congratulations Grace!

3 year old Katie also has an approved home and will be joining her new family soon. Great news for Katie!

Lovable boy Yogi also has a pending adoption! He will be joining his new family on the 19th! We're so happy for you Yogi!

Fun loving boy Duke has been adopted! Way to go Duke you big love-bug! Congratulations all around!

Lucky boy Jack has also been adopted! He landed himself an awesome home where he's sure to have lots of fun and loving! Congratulations!

If you or someone you know is looking for a new canine family member that isn't a Newf, be sure to visit HART, our parent all breed rescue group's PetFinder listings. They've got wonderful dogs of all shapes and sizes, coats and ages who are waiting for great families to adopt them.

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Adopter Update: Sampson and Geordie

Look who popped by for a visit!

From left to right...

Geordie the little pup who arrived in our care last spring (look how big he is now!), Sampson adopted from us 2 1/2 years ago, and their brother Ozzy.

The trio are all doing great and enjoying their fabulous life in cottage country. Geordie is now a year old and looking very handsome -- what a kissy face he is -- I got floogered on indeed! Handsome boy Sampson is more gorgeous every time he visits and is just a wonderful, sweet, gentle boy. And of course sweet boy Ozzy is the perfect brother to his two siblings, what a love-bug. They are one big happy, hairy family! We always love their visits.