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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.
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Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Riley

Riley
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July 1/15: I was adopted

Riley is super friendly and loves to be around people!  He's a happy, goofy, playful boy who is looking for an active family to call his own.

Please note: We are only considering homes with a securely fenced yard for Riley.  Invisible fencing does not qualify.

We are also only considering homes where he will have another dog to play with - he is a very playful boy and spends hours of time romping with his current housemates. 

Please read Riley's full bio below.....


Born March 1, 2014 Riley is just a pup at 1 year of age.  He is a Great Pyrenees/Bernese Mountain Dog/Newf mix and is cute as ever! 

Riley is friendly and social, enjoys attention and is eager to please.  He responds well to clear direction from a confident handler.  Like a typical young male, he can be a bit stubborn at times, but with kind and clear expectations laid out he has quickly learned what is expected of him. He is very eager to please, has excellent leash manners and house manners....well, except for occasionally counter surfing!


Riley has started attending obedience classes and has proven himself to have excellent focus -- he's a great candidate for someone who is interested in doing obedience and working dog activities.  The mental and physical stimulation needed for this type of work is exactly what Riley needs.


Riley has done very well meeting and playing with many new dogs since he arrived in foster care.  He has been out to busy events with crowd of dogs and did a fantastic job. 

He loves to play with other dogs and will be happiest in a home with another playful dog.  Riley is an enthusiastic boy who plays hard so is best suited to a playmate of comparable size, and who is very well mannered around other dogs.




Due to his breed mixture Riley is not suitable for being off lead in an unsecured area -- for this reason we are only considering applications where there is a securely fenced yard for him to play in off lead.  His foster mom has started assessing him at dog parks and he is doing very well greeting new dogs and playing.  Again, a fenced dog park is necessary since his off lead recall is still a work in progress (he suffers from selective hearing!)

He is best suited to an adoptive family that is experienced with giant breed dogs, and who are interested in pursing training activities with him to harness his energy and keep him mentally stimulated.  He is not a suitable dog for first time dog owners or people who are not well versed in the training and care of giant breed dogs.  Because he is a young, boisterous boy, homes with young children are not a suitable match for him.

Riley has been vet checked, is UTD on vaccines and has been neutered.

To be considered for adopting Riley please complete our adoption application and email it back to us.  Riley is being fostered in the Guelph area and his approved adopters will be required to pick him up in person. We will consider homes within a one day drive of his location, including parts of Ontario, Quebec, and neighbouring States including NY, PA, NJ, VT, OH and more.  Riley is a mixed breed dog, an adoption donation of $400 applies.