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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Saturday, September 30, 2017

Carlie


Carlie
2017-015

Quick Adoption Overview
3 years old
Has severe Subaortic Stenosis
Located in Guelph
Good with dogs
Good with cats
Fenced yard required - minimum 5 feet, ideally 6 ft (she can hop fences)

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 Carlie
This sweet and sensitive girl is a total love-bug who wants nothing more than to curl up with her family and be adored.  She is friendly and affectionate, loves to cuddle and will make a wonderful companion for the right family.


Carlie was surrendered to us when she was several weeks pregnant.  She has since had her pups and they are all weaned and moved off to their homes.  Carlie is now ready to find her perfect forever home.

Carlie has nice leash manners, is housebroken, crate trained, excellent in a vehicle, knows a few commands, and is a wonderful, friendly, goofy girl. Extremely affectionate, she loves to give hugs and kisses to everyone as soon as she meets them. While she may only weigh 85 lbs, she's still big enough that when she jumps up to plant a wet one on your face, you do notice! Speaking of jumping up, this little darling is a PRO at counter cruising. All food must be kept far back from the edges and certainly put away at night or when no-one is home. She loves to eat!


She gets along well with nicely mannered dogs, and loooooves to romp and play with them.  She's a goofball! We are looking for a home where she will have another gentle and friendly dog as a playmate.  Look at how much fun she's having with her foster sisters!



Playing with her daughter Viola


Carlie is also great with cats, what a good girl!

She loves toys and is very gentle with them. She has a few favourite stuffies from when her pups were young. She carries them everywhere and even sleeps with them. It is pretty adorable.

Carlie and her burger stuffie


Carlie is a bit of a country bumpkin and will be happiest in a home where she has a nice big fenced yard to play and relax in.  She loves nothing more than to amble around outside and then lay on the deck for a snooze. Don't get us wrong, she loves the comfort of the couch too! City life isn't her style.

Napping in the sun (see her burger stuffie in the background? Cute eh?)

On intake, we noted that she had a heart murmur.  Ultrasounds have confirmed the diagnosis of Subaortic Stenosis (SAS).  SAS is a genetic defect of the heart.  With this disease there is no way to tell how long Carlie will live.  Some dogs lead long, happy lives, others die suddenly quite young.  The median life expectancy with medication is about 5 yrs. She currently shows no clinical signs of the disease, which is great, and it doesn't slow her down in any way.

Carlie's adopters need to be prepared for the costs associated with this disease, which will increase with time. We have started her on Atenolol (a beta blocker) which will hopefully help reduce the potential clinical signs of SAS. These meds are dosed by weight and will cost approximately $50/month.  Additional meds may be required down the road, with costs varying but potentially running up to $300/month.  Carlie will also require echocardiograms and Cardiologist consults every 6 months to start with but these appointments could be more frequent as the disease progresses.

Special precautions need to be taken around treating infections, anaesthetics risk, etc.  And of course, the greatest challenge is preparing for the emotional journey of loving a dog who may not live a long life.  We are hoping to find a wonderful loving home where Carlie can live her life to the fullest, however long it may be, with great happiness. 

Due to her health condition, our adoption fee is waived, we ask instead for a donation of her adopter's choice.

Saturday, September 23, 2017

Shadow

 
Shadow
2017-025 

Shadow has been adopted!
Quick Adoption Overview
DOB October 10, 2007
Located in Kitchener, ON
Good with dogs and cats
Good with kids
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 Shadow
This sweet boy arrived in our care on Sept 23 and is getting settled in his foster home.  He is a well mannered boy who has known much love in his life, and is very affectionate and friendly.  He loves to get attention, and is full of kisses!  What a sweet fella!

Shadow knows basic commands, and is a lovely boy who will make a great companion for one lucky family.  He came into our care following the passing of his owner.

He is a spirited boy who appears to be in great shape and acts much younger than 10 years old. 

He has now been vetted and has undergone surgery to remove numerous rotten teeth.  He should be feeling good as new very soon!

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.

Thursday, September 7, 2017

Newf mix pups


ALL PUPS NOW HAVE HOMES
Puppy pile, also includes a Basset pup that was available for adoption through our parent organization HART
www.hartdogrescue.ca
Quick Adoption Overview
DOB July 31, 2017
See details below for location
US adopters will NOT be considered due to border regulations
Homes where the pups will be left more than 4 hours in a day will not be considered
Preference given to homes without children under the age of 8 (see below)
Fenced yard required, no exceptions

2017-023 Stevie (black female) located in Guelph - lovable girl available for adoption
ADOPTION PENDING
Small but mighty, this little cutie pie is sweet as can be and ready to find her perfect family.  She is friendly and social, loves to be with people and other animals, and is ready for lovin'!
11 weeks old
27 days old
Beige girl 34 days old
41 days old
59 days old

Before applying to adopt a dog or emailing us with questions, review our FAQ page.  Emails asking questions that are answered on that page will not be responded to.
Please Read
This litter of pups and their mom (Mocha the brown Newf listed here) were surrendered to us when the pups were 3 weeks old.  The sire of the litter is believed to be a Lab, but the surrendering owner could not say with total certainty; it is possible that the sire was a Newf.  We expect the pups to mature to be in the 100 lbs range.


These pups have been raised in an enriched indoor environment since they arrived in our care at 3 weeks of age, and have been very well socialized with dogs of all sizes, with cats, and with people.  Great care has been taken to expose these pups to a variety of different people and things to help ensure that they are confident and have a good foundation of experiences prior to adoption.  Preference will be given to families who have the time and experience to carry on with this work and properly train, socialize and care for their pup to ensure that it matures into a well mannered adult.   

Homes where there is another well socialized, well mannered adult dog will be our first choice as these pups will all benefit from growing up with another dog for companionship and as a role model. Homes without other pets will need to have a well thought out, solid plan in place for ongoing socialization.

Puppies require a large time commitment from owners;  families who have very busy schedules where the pup will be left alone all day are not a suitable match for a Newf pup.  No puppy wants to be in a cage for 8 hours!
 

Raising a puppy is hugely rewarding but takes much time and energy from all members of the family.  Newfs in particular are very slow maturing and can be quite rambunctious as puppies requiring a lot of training during the first 2 years of their life.  As such, families with young children under the age of 8 aren't suited; the only exception would be families who have EXTENSIVE giant breed experience and children over 6 yrs who are exceptionally dog savvy.  It's important that all family members are mature enough to play an active and consistent role in the training and raising of a puppy.   This criteria is in place based on having hundreds of Newfs surrendered to our rescue group over the years and consistently seeing the challenges that families raising a young dog with young children face, and the very high rate of surrender by families with young children.  


These pups will be available to homes within a 5 hour drive of their foster location -- US adopters will not be considered due to vaccine requirements at the border.  We do NOT administer the rabies vaccine to pups under 6 months of age, so these pups can not cross the border.  This is for the health of the puppy.

The pups will be placed with a strictly enforced non-breeding contract and spay/neuter agreement.  Their adoption fee of $800 includes a spay/neuter deposit which will be reimbursed if requested at time of surgery once the pup is old enough.

All of the pups below have now been adopted.

2017-019 Fern (black female) - located in Bancroft - sweet and sassy!
ADOPTED
Fern is a confident, independent pup who is full of puppy enthusiasm and ready to join her forever home.  Yep, she petty much always has her tongue sticking out -- so cute!
Fern travels well in the car, is learning her basic commands, is bright and eager to please.
Green girl 27 days old
Green girl 34 days old
41 days old
8 weeks
2017-020 Brown Female, orange collar - located in Bancroft - total love bug - ADOPTED
Orange Girl 27 days old
Orange girl 34 days old
41 days old
 2017-021 Black Female, pink collar - located in Bancroft - big personality!
ADOPTED

Pink Girl 27 days old

Pink 34 days old
41 days old

2017-022 Black Female, watermelon collar - located in Guelph - sweet as pie -ADOPTED
Watermelon Girl 27 days old
Watermelon 34 days old
41 days old

59 days old



2017-024 Black Female, black collar - located in Guelph - adorable pup. ADOPTED
Black Girl 27 days old

Black girl 34 days
41 days old
59 days old




2017-018 Brown Male, blue collar located in Guelph, ON - a bit of a shy fella'
update -ADOPTED
MALE 27 days old

Male 34 days old
41 days old
59 days old


Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Mocha

Mocha
2017-017
ADOPTED!
Quick Adoption Overview
DOB January 2, 2016
Located in Bolton
Available for adoption
Good with dogs
Good with cats
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 Mocha
This lovable girl is a typical velcro Newf who wants to be right by her foster mom's side and get loads and loads of belly rubs.  She is a total love bug who craves attention and is pretty sure that everyone she meets wants to be her new best friend!


Mocha is learning how to be a well-mannered gal, but still has much to learn.  She received no training prior to her surrender, she had not even been in a collar before we picked her up!  She is learning all about living indoors, learning commands, practising walking on leash, and figuring out how to greet people without jumping on them and knocking them over!   She is a work in progress, but is sweet, eager to please, and is blossoming into the great dog she is meant to be.  What a good girl!
An owner who has time to train Mocha, attend obedience classes and give her the structure and opportunities to learn will be the best match for her.  She likes children but due to her jumpy/pushy behaviour is not suited to a home with very young kids who would easily be knocked over.

Mocha gets along with well-mannered dogs, but can be easily overwhelmed with a large number of dogs around.  She would be happy to join a home with one or two gentle dogs or would be equally happy to be the only dog in the family.  She pays no attention to cats so could join a home with a feline pal.
This young gal had a litter of pups shortly before coming into our care.  She has now been spayed and is healed up and ready to find her perfect forever family.

Mocha has received a full vet check including vaccines and bloodwork.  She is a small girl weighing just over 80 lbs and appears to be in good health.

An adoption donation of $500 will apply.




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.