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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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Tuesday, November 13, 2012


# 4187
UPDATE: December 15, 2012: Mira has been adopted!

Meet Mira, a very special girl who arrived in our care on November 12, 2012.  She is a friendly, affectionate, adorable girl who is waiting for a fabulous family to come along.

This sweet Newf came to us as a medical emergency after enduring multiple severe seizures growing worse in intensity over the last while.  Her owners were unable to provide veterinary care for her so made the decision to surrender her to us when Mira's seizures became so severe that her life was in danger.

She was brought in for immediate veterinary care and has received treatment and is now doing great!  Mira has been diagnosed with epilepsy which is easily managed and will not impact her quality of life.  She will simply require medication a few times a day for the rest of her life to help her stay seizure free.

Mira has now completed her follow-up bloodwork and her levels are good, her meds are working and all is well.   Now that she is stable we will vaccinate, then spay her, and then she will be ready to join an adoptive family.

Mira is a young girl, born Sept 9, 2009 in Europe and in her short life has been bounced around through many homes being sold several times, then given away for free until finally making her way to Newf Friends.

Despite her unstable background Mira has a wonderful temperament, is well mannered, gentle and an absolute sweetheart.  She is a fabulous girl and will make an excellent companion for even first time newf owners.

She gets along well with other animals and could join a home with other dogs or small animals.  She is very easy going and fits in well with everyone.

Look at me, feeling soooooo much better!  Thank you Dr. Cote!
Mira is looking for a home with few stairs, and a family where someone is around for a good part of the day.  She is very people focused and is happiest when she can be with her family.

Mira is being fostered in the Ottawa area.  Her adoptive family will be required to pick her up in person.   Our usual adoption donation of $500 will be reduced to $400 to offset costs of seizure medication.