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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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Friday, March 11, 2016



June 16, 2016:  I was adopted!
Quick Adoption Overview
Available for adoption
Good with well mannered dogs
OK with a dog savvy cat and attentive owner
Adult only home
Fenced yard required
Fostered in the Toronto area

All about Shelby

Shelby is a sweet 4 year old girl who is super friendly and social and looking for a fabulous family to call her very own.

Shelby knows basic commands, walks well on leash, is housebroken and has nice house manners.  She is a quiet, well mannered girl who loves to please and is doing a great job at her obedience classes. Good girl Shelby!  She would be a great fit for a family looking for a mellow, quiet companion.

Born January 27, 2012 Shelby just turned 4 years old.  She has been spayed, and brought up to date on her vaccines.  Blood tests showed low-normal thyroid function, so she is now on a low dose of thyroid meds and doing well.  These cost approximately $20/month.

Shelby on intake -- she sure needed to be groomed!
Her surrendering family reported that she had shown intermittent lameness and opted to surrender her for diagnostics and treatment.  We have completed x-rays and testing.  Shelby has mild dysplasia in her left hip and some degenerative joint disease in both knees.  With pain medication, weight loss, and specific exercises geared towards building her back end muscles she is thriving!  Feeling loads better, Shelby is happy as can be.    She is not limited mobility wise at this time and gets around well.  She should continue taking pain medication (cost, under $100/month) to ensure that she is comfortable and able to get out and exercise freely.

She is a small girl, with a goal weight of 95 lbs.  This smaller size will be in her favour to help her maintain good mobility throughout her life.  She's be a great companion for someone who likes to go swimming with their dog, or for nice walks in the woods.

Shelby gets along with other well mannered dogs.  She's a playful and friendly girl!  Prior to coming to us, she had not had many opportunities to meet and socialize with other dogs in her lifetime.  Thanks to her great foster family she has learned all about proper doggie communication and has really come out of her shell.  She has become great pals with her foster brother and several newfs at various foster homes!  She'd be a good match for a family with another well mannered dog, or she would be equally happy as the only dog.

Shelby is suited to an adult only home with no children under 10 years of age.

She is being fostered in the Toronto area.  Her approved adopters will be required to pick her up in person.

Since Shelby takes thyroid and pain medication a reduced adoption donation of $350 applies to offset this.