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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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.



Friday, January 26, 2018

Iggy

IGGY  
(2017-029)  

Update, June 3, 2018:
Iggy is now in sanctuary care.  
Iggy's latest ultrasound showed that his heart condition has advanced considerably in the last 6 months and his prognosis is poor.  
He is now a candidate for sanctuary care in our program, where he will remain in his loving foster home for the remainder of his life. 

Jan 20/18
Quick Adoption Overview 
  • DOB September 24, 2017 
  • Diagnosed with Moderate-Severe Subaortic Stenosis 
  • Iggy is located in Bancroft, ON - we will consider applications from families within a 1-day drive (ideally under 5 hours, but will consider up to 8 hours).  
  • Homes where Iggy 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 
  • Iggy is suited to a home with another dog for him to play with
  • Fenced yard required, no exception
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 Iggy

Iggy's mom Carlie was surrendered to our program when she was several weeks pregnant.  Iggy and his littermates were born in our care and raised in a loving foster home.  Visit this page to learn all about the whole litter and the enriched environment Iggy was raised in, and to see weekly photos of Iggy during the first 10 weeks of his life before he moved to his current foster home.
Mar 11/18
Iggy is a social, fun loving boy who LOVES to be around people, and is an expert snuggler!  He is quick to learn and very motivated to please.  Iggy is learning his basic commands, has nice leash manners, is crate trained and house-trained.  What a smart boy!
Jan 18/18

Iggy is a soft tempered boy who is sweet and sensitive and gentle as can be.  He is a total love who wants no trouble, is quiet and well mannered, and very intelligent. He is a typical gentle giant and will make the right family a wonderful companion.
He plays nicely with other dogs and loves to wrestle and romp around.  He happily shares his toys (even his favourite stuffed skunk!) and enjoys having many playmates.  He lives with 4 other dogs and has many other canine pals visit for playdates regularly.  Iggy loves to curl up with his housemates for a good snuggle after a play session and always wants to be near his foster brothers.  
He is looking for a home where he will have another well-mannered dog to play with.  We are not considering homes where he will be the only dog.

Hanging out with one of his foster brothers, Jan 18/18
Iggy enjoys casual walks through the woods, snout wars with his brothers, wrestling matches, and general puppy mischief.  He's a country bumpkin who loves to spend time outdoors with his foster family.  A typical pup, he has lots of energy to burn but once properly exercised he is happy to chill out and relax.  His heart condition is not slowing him down and he loves to run around in the woods and explore all of the sights and smells on his daily hikes.
Mar 11/18
Once warmer weather arrives greater care will need to be taken to ensure Iggy does not overheat.

Running in the woods, Jan 20/18
Health concerns
Sadly, Iggy has been diagnosed with Moderate-Severe SAS   (LVOT 4.70 m/s, 88.3 mmHg) 
Mar 11/18
SAS is a genetic defect of the heart.  With this disease there is no way to tell how long Iggy will live - could be weeks, months or years.  Some dogs lead long, happy lives, others die suddenly quite young.  The median life expectancy with medication is about 5 yrs. He is available for adoption to special adopters who are willing to open their hearts to a dog who has SAS.
Christmas 2017

Adopters need to be prepared for the costs associated with this disease, which will increase with time as Iggy grows. He is taking 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 when fully grown.  Additional meds may be required down the road, with costs varying but potentially running up to $300/month.  He 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, watching for exercise intolerance, heat intolerance, etc.  And of course, the greatest challenge to raising a heart pup is preparing for the emotional journey of loving a pup who may not live a long life.  We are hoping to find a wonderful loving home where Iggy can live his life, however long it may be, with great happiness.

Mar 11/18

Due to Iggy's health condition, we have waived our typical adoption fee.  We ask instead for a donation of his adopter's choice.

Jan 20/18
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.



Saturday, January 20, 2018

Walter

Walter (aka Wally)
2018-001

May 14:  ON MEDICAL HOLD pending surgery for a ruptured ACL and OCD in his shoulder


Quick Adoption Overview
DOB February 8, 2017
Located in Hamilton, ON
Good with other dogs
Good with cats
Not suited to a home with young children due to training needs
Fenced yard required, no exceptions.

Always a happy boy with a big smile

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 Walter
Wally arrived in our care on January 19 and has made tremendous progress in his foster home.  He has shown himself to be a sweet fella' who has nice house manners, gets along well with other dogs, and knows basic commands.  A sweet and gentle boy, he is ready to join his perfect forever home.


He has loads of energy to burn and will love to have a big backyard to romp around in and play.  Owners who are active and able to give him ample opportunities for exercise are a must.  He's a typical young male Newf who needs an outlet for his mental and physical energy.

Wally likes to carry things around and will happily greet you with your slippers when you arrive home.  So much potential for Wally to be a handy helper around the house! 


He came to us when his owners felt that his training needs were more than they could handle.  A typical young hooligan, Walter was jumping up, mouthy and generally being an unruly pup.


He has shown some mouthy behaviour when excited but redirects easily.  His foster family has worked hard to help him control arousal and all of the hard work has really paid off!  Wally is coming along nicely.  Way to go Wally!


He can be a bit stubborn at times and will jump up nervously/excitedly and mouth when asked to do something he doesn't want but is willing to follow commands and comply as directed.  An owner who has some time to continue on with basic obedience and socialization will be the best fit for Wally.  His training needs will be ongoing for a while yet.

Once well exercised, Wally is a mellow and well-mannered boy at home.  He enjoys sitting by the front window at his house and watching over the street, and he even likes watching TV!  Hopefully his adopters have a subscription to Animal Planet (hee, hee)! 

Get Pettin'!
A social butterfly who loves to meet new people, Wally is a total love-bug!  He loves spending time with people and will be happiest in a home where he will not spend long hours alone.

Belly rubs are one of his favourite things, but his greatest joy comes from being invited up on the couch for a snuggle.  A gentle and affectionate boy, he loves to cuddle and give sweet kisses.  Awwwww.


Wally has been neutered, is current on vaccines.

He came up lame in May and it was discovered that he has OCD (Osteochondritis Dissecans) in his left shoulder and has ruptured the ligament in his right knee.  He will be undergoing surgeries to address both of these issues.

He will remain on medical hold until healed from both surgeries unless an adopter is found who lives near one of our supportive clinics and is willing to provide foster-to-adopt care while we continue covering his surgical care and recoveries.

Will work for Cookies
Wally loves to play with other dogs and will be happiest in a home with another playmate.  He plays for hours with his best buddy in his foster home! His playstyle can be a bit rough, so matching him with a playmate who is rough and tumble too will be best.
 He can be a bit protective of his food when other dogs are around, so an owner who has time to work on continued training with him is best.  He currently eats in a separate area from the other dogs in his foster home and this prevents any issues. 

Wally is an all-around great Newf who has loads of potential and just needs the love of a family who have the time, energy and knowledge to work with a young, active boy like him.  In the right home, he thrives!

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.
Giving kisses

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.