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, October 24, 2018

Max

MAX
2018-014

ADOPTED!

Quick Adoption Overview
DOB April 10, 2010
Located in Oakville, ON
Good with dogs and 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.

Fresh from the groomer, Max is enjoying chest scratches!

All about Max

Sweetie-pie max arrived in our care on October 20 and is making himself right at home in his foster home.  He is a well-mannered boy who has excellent house manners, knows basic commands and is eager to please.

This love-bug gets along with everyone he meets, including dogs and cats.  He could join a home with another four-footed pal, or would be equally happy to be the only dog in the family.

At 150 lbs Max needs to drop several pounds which will help give him more energy and enable him to get around better.  He loves to go swimming so this will be a great exercise to help shed those extra pounds and build his muscle!

Max is neutered and current on vaccines.  He is currently being treated for ear and eye infections and will be ready to be adopted once we have those cleared up.  Applications are now being accepted.

Because Max is a senior, a reduced adoption donation of $350 applies.

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, October 12, 2018

Stella


Stella
2018-013

Applications for adoption are now being accepted.  Stella is currently recovering from her second TPLO surgery and will be ready to join a forever home soon.

Quick Adoption Overview
DOB October 2013
Located in Bancroft, 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 Stella
Stella arrived in our care on October 11 and has been undergoing treatment for bilateral knee ruptures. She has now undergone all of her needed surgeries and is just about ready to find her forever home! 

She is a friendly gal who is well-mannered and loves meeting new people and getting showered with attention.  The more lovin' the better for this gal!


She has excellent house manners, is calm, quiet and respectful. Stella knows several commands, has excellent leash manners, great off-lead recall, and is an all around easy going gal.  She greets everyone with a wagging tail, and occasionally their shoe in her mouth!  Silly Stella!

She is an adorable girl who loves to carry stuffies around and will happily lay on her bed and gently play with her toys.  She adores children and loves to lounge around and be petted, groomed and loved.


Stella is a happy girl who takes her role as squirrel patrol officer very seriously.  No squirrels in the bird feeders when this gal is on duty!

She gets along well with most other dogs but has a preference for hanging out with male dogs over females.  In her foster home, Stella lives with 4 males and 1 other mellow female and gets along with all of them, although she can be the fun-police at times! She's had numerous visiting dogs come and go from her foster home and has enjoyed the company of most of them, with the exception of bossy females.


Her greeting style can be a bit pushy for some dogs, so an owner who will continue to work with Stella on this will be best.  She likes to romp and play with other dogs and is best suited to a playmate who has a mellow, gentle play-style. 

She can guard her food a bit (from other dogs only, never from people) but is easily redirected with a verbal command.  In her foster home, she will wait calmly with the other dogs during their meal prep, then eats in a separate area just to ensure there are no issues.  She does not guard toys or any other items.

One month post-op for surgery #1 and doing very well!
If she were to join a family with another dog, an easy-going male would be the best match.  She would also be equally happy being the only dog and keeping all of the attention for herself!

Stella has been respectful around the farm animals at her foster home, even watching politely as chickens run around her.  What a good girl.


5 weeks post-op from her first surgery, out for her morning stroll
Healthwise, she has been spayed, is current on vaccines and her bloodwork is great.  Unfortunately, on intake Stella had bilateral ruptured cruciate ligaments.  We have now completed surgery on both of her knees and her mobility is great.  She does have some arthritis in her shoulders but does not require pain meds at this time. She does take a joint supplement daily.

Her last surgery was March 19 and she is recovering wonderfully.  She will be on restricted exercise for a couple more weeks but can join an adoptive home now if her adoptive family are able to continue on with her restricted exercise (no hooligan behaviour, walks are great, swimming is fine).

Stella is a really great catch and will make a fabulous companion for the right family.  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.