About Newf Friends

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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Sunday, June 4, 2017



July 14, 2017 Chevy was adopted!

Quick Adoption Overview
DOB November 15, 2008 - 8 years old
Adult only home
Located in Port Perry
Fenced yard required

Before applying to adopt a dog or emailing us with questions, please read the dog's entire bio and review our FAQ page.  Emails asking questions that are answered on that page will not be responded to.

All about Chevy

Chevy is a big teddy bear who loves attention,  has loads of love to give, and is friendly as can be. This handsome fella gets along with everyone he meets and is a mellow, quiet sweetheart who is looking for someone to give him loads of TLC.

Chevy, along with his sister Miya, came to us when their owner passed away.   This sweet guy was in pretty rough shape but is starting to feel better.  Unfortunately we were not able to save his coat and he had to be shaved due to severe matting.

Chevy is looking for a home where he will not need to climb many stairs since he has mobility issues.  At the moment Chevy is obese, which is making his orthopedic issues far worse than they would otherwise be.  Currently tipping the scales at 186 lbs, he is in need of some serious weight loss.  His extra weight, in addition to a previously untreated knee injury, arthritis, and lack of muscle are making it difficult for Chevy to get around.  With his knee injury being left untreated for so long, he is not a candidate for surgery to correct it.  With pain meds he is feeling better, but is still slow to get around which is making weight loss a challenge.   We have added some new meds to see if we can get him feeling loads better so he can work harder on his exercise.   Chevy will require pain meds for the rest of his life to ensure that he is comfortable.

Chevy loves people, likes to cuddle and get belly rubs, and is a total love bug.  Given his ortho needs, and sensitivity to having his sore knees touched, he is better suited to a home without young children.

Hey you, get pettin'
Chevy is fine living with cats, and could join a home with another mellow, well socialized dog.  He is not interested in living with a dog who is going to pester him!  He would also be very delighted to be the only dog in the family.

Given Chevy's ongoing health needs our usual adoption fee is waived, and we ask instead for a donation of his adopter's choice.

Intake day -- in need of a groom
To be considered for adopting a dog through Newf Friends please submit a completed application, which can be found on the CONTACT US/FORMS page. Before completing an application or emailing us with questions, please review our FAQ page.  As outlined on our FAQ page, applicants who do not meet our adoption requirements (ie. no fenced play area, living in an apartment building, having young children, etc.) will not be considered -- please do not email us asking us to make an exception.