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.

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Monday, October 30, 2017

Newfoundland Pups

Newfoundland Dog puppies
3 males still available

Quick Adoption Overview
  • Located in Fergus, ON
  • DOB September 24, 2017 - Available for pick-up after heart assessment by board-certified Cardiologist scheduled for Dec 5
  • Applications now being accepted
  • US adopters will NOT be considered due to border regulations
  • Homes where the pups will be left more than 4 hours total 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

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 All of the information below
Carlie and pups
 A pregnant Newf named Carlie was surrendered to our program and her pups were born in our care (Carlie has an adoption pending).  We are told the sire of the litter was a Landseer  as well.  

Born via c-section on Sept 24
The litter has been raised in an enriched indoor environment and the pups 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.  

Adventure box to help expose the pups to unusual sights, textures and sounds
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 criterion 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 cannot 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 the time of surgery once the pup is old enough.

Pups will be matched to their "best match" family once heart clearances are completed.   Their foster family will be matching families and pups based on personality.

November 1:  2 female and 2 male pups have been reserved; still accepting applications for 3 male pups

Black Collar Male (2017-029)

 Green Collar Male (2017-031)
Orange Collar Male (2017-028)

 Pink Collar Female (2017-026)
Purple Collar Female (2017-027)

 Red Collar Male (2017-030)

 Yellow Collar Male (2017-032)

See weekly puppy collage pictures below: