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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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Sunday, June 3, 2012


# 3682

June 26, 2012: Max was adopted!

Handsome boy Max arrived in our program on June 2nd, 2012.

Max is an adorable 4 year old boy who is looking for a special family to call his own.  This gentle giant is a sweet fella who gets along with everyone both 2 and 4 legged.  He's a very sweet and lovable boy. Here he is with another dog at his foster home... very cute!

Max is a sensitive Newf and when he first came to his foster home he was stressed being in an unfamiliar place with unfamiliar people. He really missed his family... poor guy. He settled after about a week and now greatly enjoys being with his foster parents, going for strolls and receiving attention. He joins in with other dogs sometimes when they are playing and he's always ready to chase a squirrel. As soon as he hears the distinctive chirp chirp of a squirrel,... he's off... crashing through the underbrush on the hunt. He doesn't move super quick but he certainly gets an 'A' for effort!

Going for a stroll
Max loves the kiddie pool
Very handsome and sweet!
In the house Max is very calm, quiet and relaxed. He prefers to spend most of his day napping with a few strolls added in to explore the yard and do his business. He actually likes to sleep right over the vent to feel the cool air. Check out this super cute video of him trying to lick the cool air blowing up from the vent.... he does this frequently and it makes his foster Mom giggle every time. He is such a sweet and funny boy!

Max is a very large boy at 185 lbs. He has some issues with his back end (hips and hocks) and is down on his pasterns right now. He saw Dr. Selinger on June 20 and she confirmed that his mobility issues are due to poor diet and lack of exercise and greatly exacerbated by his excess weight. Basically he has weak ligaments and no muscle tone. He has one sore knee but it is not serious or something surgery could fix. It's simply stiff and Dr. Selinger didn't think it was a huge issue for him. She recommended a good diet, supplements (vitamin C and sockeye salmon oil), weight loss and an exercise program. These things will help him immensely and work to straighten out his back hocks and front too. He'll never be running and bounding around but he'll be much better than he currently is. Max will be looking for a home with no steps.

Max was born April 26, 2008 and he is neutered and up to date with his vaccines.

He is being fostered in the Guelph area and his new family will need to pick him up in person. The usual adoption fee of $500 has been reduced to $400 to account for his mobility issues and need for supplements for life.

If you would like to be considered for this gentle boy, please complete an adoption application and send it to us. 

Hanging out, enjoying the sunshine
Max enjoys the company of other dogs