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, June 9, 2018

Maia


Maia
2018-011

ON MEDICAL HOLD

Quick Adoption Overview
DOB October 12, 2012
Located in Bolton, ON
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 Maia

Sweet Maia is a gentle, mellow gal who found herself in our care through no fault of her own. She has nice manners, is friendly and affectionate, and doesn't have a mean bone in her body.

This cutie gets along nicely with other dogs and once ready for adoption could happily join a home with another four-footed pal.  She is also good with cats.

Maia arrived in our care in significant pain due to an untreated knee injury.  Xrays show arthritis and some soft tissue damage.  She is morbidly obese and we are working to get the weight off her, build up muscle mass and see what can be done to help her knee.  Once some weight is lost and she has completed some rehab we will reassess to determine if surgery is warranted.

Details to come.

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.

Nya

Nya

2018-010

ADOPTION PENDING

Quick Adoption Overview
DOB May 3, 2017
Located in Cambridge, ON
Fenced yard required
Adoption Pending 

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 Nya

This adorable pup is as sweet as can be, full of puppy exuberance and looking for a wonderful family to call her own.

A typical young pup, she needs some work on her manners and commands, but overall she is a real gem.  Nya is willing to learn and will quickly blossom into a well-mannered Newf in the care of a family who have the time to work with her.

Nya gets along very well with other dogs and will be happiest in a home where she will have another four-footed playmate.  She loves to run and romp with the resident newf in her foster family's home. She is also good with cats (good girl!).

Nya is a lovebug she loves to give slobbery kisses and get belly rubs when she wakes up in the morning. She is a real sweetie pie who has loads of love to give.

Nya is current on vaccines and appears to be in good health.

An adoption donation and spay deposit 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.

Sunday, June 3, 2018

Up To Our Knees!


Boy oh boy, we're UP TO OUR KNEES in vet bills and we need your help badly!

We have Newfs with blown knees coming out of our ears!  This month in addition to our regular vet care, we have 4 dogs in our program all in need of orthopedic surgery (TPLO) for their knees.  Your help is desperately needed to raise funds to help us cover the costs of these specialized surgeries.  

Sullivan - requires TPLO to repair a failed (non-tplo) surgery
Rhue - requires bilateral TPLO - we are doing this in two surgeries with a couple weeks in between
Walter - requires arthroscopic surgery for OCD in his shoulder, followed by TPLO
Maia (arriving soon) - will likely require TPLO surgery

Our total for orthopedic surgeries, with our rescue discount, will be over $15,000.
Gulp.


We'd like to bring in $10,000 this month to help offset these expenses, and we need your help!  Every penny helps, so please give what you can, no amount is too small.  To donate, please visit https://newf-friends.blogspot.com/p/donate.html 
Tax receipts will be issued for your kind donation over $20

UPDATE:  June 21:  We are closing in on $5000, so nearly halfway to our goal.  Thank you to everyone who has donated so far, keep the donations coming!

Thank you for your support!

Hugo


HUGO
2018-009

Available for adoption

Quick Adoption Overview
DOB August 22, 2006
Located in Finch, ON
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
Hugo is gentle, friendly, loving and sweet as can be. Young at heart, this silly boy has a sparkle in his eye and loves to greet everyone with a wagging tail and smiling face.

This adorable ol' boy arrived in our care through no fault of his own when his owners were moving overseas and did not want to put him through the stress of a huge move like that.   He is settling into his foster home nicely, gets along with other dogs and is an all-around lovely boy.

On intake, we noted that his gait was poor and that he seemed uncomfortable.  We have started him on anti-inflammatory meds and he is doing MUCH better and now has a spring in his step and is moving around a lot more.  Yay! Ongoing pain management will be key for Hugo to ensure that he enjoys a great quality of life.

Hugo takes thyroid meds to keep his thyroid function in check.  He is current on his rabies vaccine and is HW and Lyme free.

He is underweight at the moment but bloodwork all looks good, and he is eating well and improving daily.

Hugo is ready to join a loving home.  Maybe yours?

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.

Monday, April 2, 2018

Rhue


Rhue
2018-008

On medical hold pending bilateral TPLO surgery

Update: June 19 - Rhue has undergone one surgery and is recovering well. Her second surgery is set for August.

Quick Adoption Overview
DOB May 5, 2014
Newf x Pyr
Located in Thornhill, ON
Playful 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 Rhue

This sweet girl is a friendly and affectionate Newf x Pyr cross who is pretty as can be!  Rhue has nice house manners, knows some basic commands and is a gentle girl.  



She came to our program when her owner moved into an apartment building that was not a suitable environment for her.  She has settled into her foster home nicely and is doing well with the adjustment.

Rhue has previously lived with other dogs with no issues.  She met the dogs in her foster home without incident and has been fine going out walking with them, etc.  She is showing some anxiety when the dogs approach her space when indoors, this is likley partially due to her experiencing pain (see below).  She would likely be happiest in a home without other dogs
 


Rhue has been spayed and is current on vaccines. Bloodwork was great.

She is morbidly obese and as a result, her mobility is not very good.  Coupled with bilateral knee injuries that were left untreated, Rhue has been living with chronic pain for some time.  She has been compensating by shifting her weight to her front end, wearing on her shoulders.

Xrays show that her hips are not too bad, and she is not showing severe degeneration at all.  Very good news!  Her knees show significant degenerative joint disease as a result of not being repaired when she suffered injuries, and as a result, she will always require pain medication to keep her comfortable.

A combination of pain, anti-inflammatory medication and supplements have been started and are making a difference for this sweet girl.  She has more energy, is much happier and is able to move around much better.  She is still in need of extensive weight loss.

We will be going ahead with TPLO surgery to both of her knees to provide stability and relief from pain. She will have several months of rehab ahead of her.  If a potential adopter comes along who would like to foster-to-adopt throughout her rehabilitation, we would be open to discussing that option.


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, March 22, 2018

Sky

SKY
2018-007

ADOPTED May 8/18

Quick Adoption Overview
DOB April 14, 2013
Good with cats
Good with well mannered dogs
Located in Toronto
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 Sky
Hanging out at class, what a good boy!

This handsome landseer is a friendly fellow who is eager to please and quick to learn.  He knows some basic commands and is sweet and affectionate.  He has nice house manners and is a lovable boy.

This well-traveled boy came to Canada from Belgium and has enjoyed many adventures in his 5 years.   He came to us through no fault of his own when his owner moved back overseas and was unable to take him.  He is currently living with his dog sitter.

What a cutie!

He has lived happily with cats and is fine with well-mannered dogs.  He can get a little excited when meeting new dogs but redirects very well and is happy to work for treats!  Good boy!

Sky has been vaccinated and his recent bloodwork showed no issues.  Sky has now been neutered and will be ready to join an adoptive home shortly.

We had hip xrays performed on him due to his slightly odd gait and him favouring his left side when standing. He has mild dysplasia in his hips, although his mobility is not compromiseed and he can happily romp and play without issue.  He will be a good candidate for joint supplements and exercises to target building his hip muscles and to ensure good muscle support to his knees to prevent future injuries.



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.

Sunday, March 11, 2018

Rose

ROSE
2018-006


Quick Adoption Overview
DOB February 8, 2017
Located in Mississauga, ON
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 Rose
This sweet 1-year-old gal is a real catch!  Well mannered, gentle and lovable as can be, Rose will be the perfect addition to a loving family who has some time to work on her socialization.



She knows basic commands, walks nicely on leash, has lovely house manners, and is an all-around wonderful gal.  Sure, she has her moments of puppy silliness, but she is eager to please and quick to learn.

Rose at obedience class -- such a good girl!  She's learning manners, gaining confidence, improving her social skills and becoming a well-mannered girl


Rose gets along with well-mannered dogs and could happily join a home with dogs, cats or other critters.  She is gentle and friendly and such a good girl!  Here she is with her foster sister Peggy (Rose on the left, Peggy on the right.)


She can be a bit nervous when meeting new dogs and people, but with continued socialization we expect her confidence to increase greatly.  Her awesome foster parents have been taking her to classes to improve her social skills.  An adoptive family who is committed to continuing on with her training will be ideal for her.

Rose came to us when her owners were not able to meet her health needs.  They made the loving decision to surrender her to our program so that we could get to the bottom of her recurring bladder infections and get her on the road to good health.

While in our care, Rose underwent surgery to correct her inverted vulva that we suspect might be the cause of the recurring infections.  She is now healed from the surgery and we will monitor to see if that solved the issue, otherwise, she will likely need to be on prescription food to maintain urinary health.  Her most recent bladder culture showed no issues!

She is ready to join an adoptive home, with a family who understands that it could take several months to learn whether the surgery will be effective at preventing further infections and that the possibility exists that she will require prescription food if an infection recurs.


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.

Friday, February 23, 2018

Bentley



Bentley
2018-004

Available for adoption

Quick Adoption Overview
DOB 7 years young
Located in Barrie, ON
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 Bentley

Bentley is a super sweet fellow ready to find his perfect forever family.   A superstar at home, he is calm and well mannered, sweet and affectionate and an all-around great catch!  We are told he is a Newf/Mastiff/Bernese Mountain Dog mix.  Whatever mix he is, he's a cutie!



Bentley is a gentle, friendly boy who loves car rides, leisurely walks and wearing hats.  He adores cookies and listens very well when treats are involved!


He enjoys his daily 20 minute leisurely stroll around the neighbourhood, and to the park where he greets children nicely looking for pets and belly rubs. His leash manners have come along wonderfully thanks to his foster family.     



A laid back kind of guy, Bentley would be delighted to be the only dog in his family or to join a home with a mellow dog who is not going to try to get him to romp and play. He greets other dogs nicely, he just prefers to enjoy his surroundings on his own.


Bentley is neutered and up to date on vaccines. He has some minor skin issues which occasionally require some special shampoo, but for the most part, all is well under control.

He has loads of love to give in a great home with lots of cookies!  Maybe yours?

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.

Sunday, February 11, 2018

Freja

Freja
2018-003

I was adopted!

Quick Adoption Overview
DOB January 22, 2015 -- 3 yrs old
Located in Cambridge, ON
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 Freja

This sweet girl arrived in our care on February 10 and is thriving in the care of her foster family.  She is a sweet and friendly Newf who knows some basic commands and loves to get loads of attention.


Her original owners rehomed her themselves on Facebook late last year, but the people who acquired her were unable to resolve some housebreaking issues when she was left home alone, so they surrendered her to us.  Her foster family has successfully resolved these issues and Freja is doing great!


Freja has some mild separation anxiety issues and can become stressed when left alone, particularly if she is crated.  Her foster family have been working hard to resolve this and Freja is now able to spend a few hours at home alone without issue.  Good girl Freja!

Having said that, she would be happiest in a home where someone is around a good portion of the time -- long days alone (more than 4 hours) would be rough for her.  Her ideal adopters will have the time to continue to work with Freja to build her confidence and help her reach her full potential.


A Nothing in Life is Free approach works wonders for this girl and all dogs who come into our program.


Freja gets along well with other dogs and has happily had some play sessions with the resident Newf at her foster home.  She is far more focused on people than dogs but does find the company of another dog when her foster family are out to be of great comfort.  For this reason we feel she is better suited to a home with another dog.

She is also well mannered around cats so could join a home with a feline pal.  Good girl Freja!


She has nice manners, knows basic commands and is a gentle, friendly girl.

Freja has been spayed and is UTD on vaccines.
Update April 1:  Freja is currently being treated for a UTI; it is possible that she may require prescription food to prevent recurring infections.

An adoption donation 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.

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Peggy


Peggy
2018-002

March 17, 2018:  I was adopted!

Quick Adoption Overview
DOB April 2013
Located in Mississauga, ON
Good with dogs
Good with 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 Peggy

This adorable Newf/Lab mix is sweet as pie, affectionate, friendly and looking for love. She is a well-mannered girl who has lots of love to give, and is a truly great catch!

Those eyes! Swoon!
Peggy has been a well-loved gal who came to us through no fault of her own due to changes in her owner's life. She loves to lounge on the couch, get belly rubs, be brushed and generally showered with attention. 


Woot!  Playtime in the snow!
She enjoys romping in the snow and chasing squirrels, going for long walks, and exploring every nook and cranny of her backyard. Someone who likes to get out and go for walks will be a great match for her. Her leash manners need a little fine tuning but are not too bad overall.

Peggy's seems to know a few commands but needs some work to ensure that she follows direction when told to rather than "thinking about it" for a bit, before complying. (Must be the Lab in her!) Her foster family will start working on this right away. She is very food motivated so should be easy to work with.
Oh, that smile! Such a sweet gal!
She could join a home with another well-mannered companion to play with or would be equally happy being the only dog in the household. She'd prefer a home without a young hooligan who will be in her face pestering her though. A nice, gentle playmate would be best

Peggy is spayed and has been brought UTD on her vaccines. Her bloodwork is all normal and she appears to be in good health other than needing to drop a few pounds. She is a Newf mix, about the size of a retriever.

An adoption donation of $400 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.