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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, June 10, 2016



UPDATE: June 27 -- I was adopted!

Quick Adoption Overview
Arrived June 10/16
Born April 1, 2011 -- 5 years old
Being fostered in the GTA

All about Tonka

Tonka and his half-brother Winston were acquired off of Kijiji 6 weeks ago by a family who wanted farm dogs. Unfortunately,  through no fault of their own, Tonka and Winston were not a good fit for their new family. The decision was made to turn them over to us to ensure that they each found exactly the right home.

Tonka is a very calm, friendly, affectionate boy who loves spending time with people.  He is well mannered in the house, and has excellent leash manners, walking in a perfect heel.  He doesn't know too many commands, but is eager to please and learning more each day.  He'd be a great candidate for obedience work.  What a good boy!

Get pettin'
His surrendering family told us that Tonka would chase small outdoor animals like chickens, ducks and outdoor cats.  He has been introduced to indoor cats and has shown no interest in chasing.  A home with an indoor only cat who is dog savvy would likely be ok for him.  He is not a match for a home where there are outdoor cats cruising about.

We're going to need a bigger pool
Tonka is non-reactive to dogs walking by him on his walks, he is just focused on his handler.  When introduced to new dogs Tonka is unsure of them in his personal space.  He will stiffen and posture.   This passes easily when in the company of respectful dogs.  He will benefit from the opportunity to work with a confident handler who can slowly help him learn doggie social skills.  He could join a family with another very calm, respectful dog and an experienced handler, although he would be very happy being the only dog.

Tonka is neutered and his vaccines are UTD.  He appears to be in good health.

Tonka is being fostered in the GTA.  His approved adopters will be required to pick him up in person.  An adoption donation will apply.