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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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Thursday, July 19, 2012



July 23, 2012: Molly was adopted!

Hi friends! My name is Molly and I'm a sweet 2 year old gal looking for a great new family. I came to Newf Friends on July 15, 2012 with my brother Max when my parents could no longer keep us. They loved me so much and took excellent care of my brother and I but things happened that made it impossible for them to keep us. I am having quite a bit of fun in foster care and I'm pretty sure I'll find an awesome family too so I think they made a good choice for us. 

What can I tell you about myself to help you decide if I'm the Newf for you?? Hmmmm. I love people, especially my owners. I love getting my ears scratched and will roll on my back for belly rubs too. Sometimes when I meet new people I bark at first but then I'm pretty happy to receive lovins' once I've calmed down and said my initial hello. My foster Mom says I'm kinda 'clingy' and pushy for attention. I guess I am but I just love my people a lot. I do need to be told to back off sometimes and I'm pretty happy to listen. I'm told I need to just relax and realize that all the pets don't have to be for me all the time. Hmpft! 

I love playing with other dogs and I don't mind cats either. At my foster home there are 7 other dogs and 4 cats and I'm friends with them all. When I first got here I was anxious (I missed my parents and brother) but I've settled in pretty good now and am starting to play with the other dogs. I don't have any problems with other animals being around me when I eat, sleep or hang out but I don't really like pushy or dominant dogs, they make me nervous. I like it when dogs say hello nicely with a polite sniff and let me get to know them at my own pace. I don't do anything bad to other dogs, I'm just reserved at first. Once I get to know them though I'm ready for fun and will zoom around, wrestle, play and chase. Good times!! I LOVE the dog park too! Check me out in the video below with my foster sister... I've got some moves!

My birthday is July 8, 2010 so I'm just a young Newf. I need regular daily exercise to burn my energy and stay fit. I weigh 120 lbs but the vet says my ideal weight would be 110 lbs or so. Foster Mom is keeping me active and also feeding me Acana Pacifica, which is a high quality, grain free food. The pounds should start coming off, she says! 

In the house I'm pretty good. If I'm properly exercised I spend most of my time laying around snoozing. Be warned though.... I can get into mischief if I don't get enough exercise! I like to always be in the same room as my people and will follow you around endlessly (there's that clingy thing again). Foster Mom is slowly showing me that I don't have to be with her every second and she makes me wait in other rooms while she's bustling about. She says I'm a 'work in progress' and my new family will want to continue working with me. I guess I should mention that I'm house and crate trained and am great for being brushed too!!

I'm watching a squirrel

Probably the biggest thing I need help with is leash manners. I'm terrible! I pull A LOT! I haven't yet mastered the art of calmly walking beside you but I'm ready to learn because making my people happy is one of my favourite things. I love treats and am really responsive to correction. I am pretty obedient already and I know my basic commands. Oh also.... I sometimes get super excited and jump up on people. Mostly when I'm let out of my crate because I'm soooooooooooo happy to see you. Yipppeeeee!

Anywhooooo, hope I've given you enough info to give you a good idea of my personality. I'm happy, friendly, good with other dogs and cats and I love car rides too. I am looking for an owner that will exercise me a lot and not let me be pushy for things I want. I would be more than happy to join a family with another well mannered dog but I'd also be fine as an 'only child'. I would not be suited to a family with children under the age of 10 because of my jumping, young dog exuberance and clinginess. I need a fenced yard too!

If you would like me to join your family please complete an adoption application and get it back to the Newfie folk. I am being fostered in the Guelph area and if you are approved to adopt me, you have to come and pick me up in person.  An adoption donation of $500 applies. I am spayed and up to date with my vaccines.