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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Visit our Frequently Asked Questions page for general information about our program and our adoption policies and procedures.



Friday, June 29, 2018

Zoe

ZOE
2018-012
ADOPTED Nov 18/18!

Quick Adoption Overview
DOB June 27, 2011
Located in Mississauga
Good with other dogs
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 Zoe
Sweet and sensitive gal Zoe arrived in our care on June 28 after her owner's passing. She is getting herself settled and so far is proving to be a wonderful Newf.  She is well mannered, gentle and friendly, a real gem! 

Looking cute as can be after a close trim to address skin issues
Zoe's vet care has begun, and her mobility is good with no orthopedic issues.   She is currently overweight and needs to drop about 15 lbs.  Her initial thyroid results show her levels sitting at "low normal" so a full thyroid panel has been done to determine if she needs meds.  Updates to follow.




Zoe arrived with a very full coat and lots of dry, itchy, irritated skin.  She has been clipped down to facilitate treatment of her bacterial skin issues that are over a significant part of her body.  Topical and oral treatment has been started to clear up her skin and ear issues and we hope to have her feeling loads better very soon.


Zoe is a very sweet girl who gets along well with other dogs and could happily join a family with another four-footed pal for her to play with. 

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, June 9, 2018

Maia



Maia
2018-011

Applications are now being accepted - Maia is looking for a very special home where she will receive loads of love and care

Quick Adoption Overview
DOB October 12, 2012
Located in Guelph, 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 could happily join a home with another four-footed pal.  She is also good with cats.  Such a great gal she is!


Maia arrived in our care quite overweight and in significant pain due to an untreated knee injury.  Skin issues prevented us from considering surgery for her for several months while we dealt with her skin and worked on weight loss.  Her skin is now in excellent shape and she is free of infections.

Maia had a negative reaction to some anti-inflammatory medication she was taking for her knee.  This med compromised her liver function.  We ran extensive diagnostics on Maia's liver and worked with a team of specialists to get her condition under control.  We are now thrilled to report that Maia's liver values are back to normal!  We are discontinuing her liver medication and she is expected to have no further issues.  We will recheck her bloodwork in late July to confirm that all is well, just to be sure, but do not anticipate any issues.  If Maia is adopted before her recheck, we will cover the cost of her bloodwork for her adoptive family.


Maia's knee issues have been ongoing for many years and in consultation with a team of veterinarians and rehab specialists, it was determined that given the scar tissue that has developed, putting Maia through invasive surgery to repair the knee will not give her any improved mobility compared to using no-surgical treatments.  Maia has been going to rehab and doing prescribed exercises at her foster home and she has improved dramatically!  These exercises, coupled with significant weight loss have made a world of difference for this sweet gal.  She is pain-free, has greatly improved mobility and muscle mass, and continues to improve by leaps and bounds.

Moving forward Maia's needs will be as follows:

Maia will continue to do exercises at home (her foster mom is a vet tech and can show her adopters how to do the exercises).  Keeping her at a lean body weight and continuing to support strong muscles will be the key to her long-term mobility and happiness.

She will take cartrophen injections (can be done at home) and Omega 3s for life.  She can also have gabapentin as needed if she is experiencing pain.  She must NEVER be given non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medication

She has a medication she takes for spay incontinence and this will be continued as long as needed.

Assuming her repeat bloodwork comes back showing continued excellent liver function she should not need any further liver support medication.  If the issue recurs then liver medication would be warranted.

Due to Maia's ongoing needs, our regular adoption fee will be waived.  We ask instead for a donation of her adopters choice.

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

I was adopted on July 7th!

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!