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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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Saturday, January 30, 2016



Quick Adoption Overview
Adoption Pending
4-6 years old
Prefers to be the only dog
Fenced Yard Required
Located in Belwood, ON

All About Linus
Nope, he's not a Newf!  We were asked by rescue friends to help this boy find the perfect home.  He entered our foster program on Jan 30.

Linus is an approximately 4-6 year old boy.  We were told he is a Leonberger mix but we're not really sure about that.  He looks more like he could be an Estrela Mountain Dog mix.  Whatever breed he is, he's an intelligent boy who has much love to give!

Found as a stray with his pal Lucy, we don't know much about his past.  The "Leo" pair were adopted from a shelter in the US in mid-January and brought to their new home in Ontario. Integration into their new multi-dog home was not successful so the decision was made to rehome them.  Rather than returning them to a shelter environment the family opted to place them into a foster home based rescue for proper assessment and training, so they ended up in our care.

Linus is looking for an owner who enjoys intelligent, working breed dogs. He knows basic commands and responds to direction from a confident handler.  He is motivated to please and eager to learn.  His leash manners are good, housebreaking is coming along.

Linus has now completed a month long training program and is ready to join an adoptive home.  He has done very well with his training - what a smart, sweet boy he is!  Here are some pics of him working hard during a training session:

He is well suited to an owner who can offer him positive encouragement and guidance.   He thrives in a positive, upbeat environment.

He would be very happy as the only dog in a family, or paired with another well socialized female who is respectful of other dogs and will not get in his space. He is not interested in being put into situations where other dogs will pester him, or where he is expected to play with and socialize with dogs.

Linus is neutered and up to date on vaccines.  He currently weighs in the 115 lb range.

Linus is being fostered in Belwood, ON.  A huge thank you goes out to Mayrich Kennels for all of their help with Linus.

His approved adopters will be required to pick him up in person.  An adoption donation of $350 applies.